Zuora (ZUO) Q3 Earnings: What To Expect

Jabin Bastian /
2022/12/05 4:46 am EST

Subscription management platform Zuora (NYSE:ZUO) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow afternoon. Here's what to expect.

Last quarter Zuora reported revenues of $98.7 million, up 14.2% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.26%. It was a weaker quarter for the company, with revenue guidance for both the next quarter and full-year guidance missing analysts' expectations. The company lost 1 enterprise customer paying more than $100,000 annually and ended up with a total of 745.

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This quarter analysts are expecting Zuora's revenue to grow 12.3% year on year to $100.2 million, slowing down from the 15.5% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss is expected to come in at -$0.06 per share.

Zuora Total Revenue

Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company has a history of exceeding Wall St's expectations, beating revenue estimates every single time over the past two years on average by 2.49%.

Looking at Zuora's peers in the finance and HR software segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Marqeta delivered top-line growth of 45.7% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 5.92% and Flywire reported revenues up 40.4% year on year, exceeding estimates by 8.39%. Marqeta traded up 5.13% on the results, Flywire was flat on the results. Read our full analysis of Marqeta's results here and Flywire's results here.

There has been positive sentiment among investors in the software segment, with the stocks up on average 14.1% over the last month. Zuora is up 11.4% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $14.00, compared to share price of $8.10.

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The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.