Late on Tuesday, CrowdStrike Holdings (CRWD) announced earnings and sales for the October quarter that above expectations. However, the CrowdStrike profit estimate fell far short of Wall Street expectations, and the CRWD shares fell.
In today’s prolonged trading on the stock market, CrowdStrike shares fell 17.4% to close to 114.
On an adjusted basis, CrowdStrike’s third-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share were up 135% over the same period last year. Revenue increased by 53% to $581 million when acquisitions are included, just missing projections.
For the quarter that ended on October 31, analysts surveyed by FactSet predicted that CrowdStrike would earn 32 cents on $575 million in revenue.
The cybersecurity company with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California made 17 cents per share on $380 million in revenue the year before.
Key Financial Metric Misses for CRWD Stock
ARR, often known as annual recurring revenue, is a key topic on Wall Street.
ARR reached $2.34 billion, a 54% increase over the previous quarter. That fell short of $2.36 billion in ARR predictions.
CrowdStrike predicted revenue of $623.5 million for the current quarter ending in January, falling short of estimates of $634 million.
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In a note to clients, RBC Capital analyst Matthew Hedberg stated that “CrowdStrike delivered a mixed quarter as ARR came in slightly below expectations and a smaller revenue beat.” “Management noted the macroeconomic impact to ARR seeing elongated sales cycles with smaller customers and some larger customers pursuing multi-phased subscription start dates, which delays ARR recognition to future quarters,” said a company representative.
In line with the bear market in technology companies, the CRWD stock had fallen 30% by the time of the CrowdStrike earnings report in 2022. According to IBD Stock Checkup, CRWD stock had a Relative Strength Rating of just 23 out of a maximum possible 99.
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In its products, the cybersecurity firm uses machine learning, one type of artificial intelligence. To find malware on laptops, smartphones, and other devices that connect to corporate networks, it also uses a specialized database.
Additionally, CrowdStrike is developing a robust cybersecurity platform with threat detection. Extended detection and response, or XDR, monitors endpoints and web traffic.