Cloud software company Salesforce.com reported its third quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations. However, the company’s guidance was below expectations.
Salesforce.com’s GAAP earnings of $1.15 per share was a major improvement from the year-ago quarter’s loss of -12 cents per share a year ago. Adjusted earnings came in at $1.74 a share, compared to the 75 cents per share forecasted by analysts surveyed by Factset.
Revenue surged +20% year-over-year to $5.42 billion, beating the $5.25 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet.
The quarter’s subscription and support revenues rose +20% year-over-year.
For the fourth quarter, Salesforce.com expects earnings in the range of 73 cents to 74 cents, and revenue range of $5.67 billion to $5.68 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet estimated earnings of 86 cents a share and revenue of $5.51 billion.
Looking further ahead, Salesforce projects full-year earnings to range between $4.63 and $4.63. It expects revenue in the range of $21.10 billion to $21.11 billion. Those are lower expectations compared to the Street forecasts of earnings of $3.75 per share on revenue of $20.78 billion.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for CRM turned positive on May 10, 2023. Looking at past instances where CRM's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 49 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 08, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on CRM as a result. In of 88 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where CRM advanced for three days, in of 336 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 280 cases where CRM Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The RSI Indicator demonstrated that the stock has entered the overbought zone. This may point to a price pull-back soon.
The Stochastic Oscillator entered the overbought zone. Expect a price pull-back in the foreseeable future.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where CRM declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
CRM broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 18, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. CRM’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 89, placing this stock slightly better than average.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (3.614) is normal, around the industry mean (31.381). CRM has a moderately high P/E Ratio (1000.000) as compared to the industry average of (167.504). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.510) is also within normal values, averaging (4.103). Dividend Yield (0.000) settles around the average of (0.033) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (6.849) is also within normal values, averaging (70.843).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows