© Reuters. Zscaler (ZS) Good points on Earnings Beat and ‘Robust’ Forecast, Analysts Increase Numbers
By Senad Karaahmetovic
Shares of Zscaler (NASDAQ:) are up over 13% after the corporate delivered reported stronger-than-expected earnings and steerage.
ZS reported an of $0.25 on income of $318.1 million to high the analyst estimate of $0.21 on gross sales of $305.43 million.
“Regardless of the unsure macroeconomic panorama which continues to evolve, we proceed to see favorable demand for our Zero Belief Trade platform as a result of it makes companies safer, simplifies IT, and reduces value,” mentioned Jay Chaudhry, Chairman and CEO of Zscaler.
For this quarter, the cybersecurity firm expects EPS of $0.26 on income within the vary of $339 million – $341 million, higher than the consensus estimate of $0.22 on income of $324.8 million.
For the complete 12 months of 2023, ZS sees EPS to be within the vary of $1.16 – $1.18, simply forward of the estimate of $1.06. Income is predicted within the vary of $1.49 billion to $1.5 billion, once more higher than the consensus estimate of $1.47 billion.
A Morgan Stanley analyst mentioned the outcomes had been “sturdy” and delivered in opposition to “more and more bearish sentiment.”
“ZS delivered a powerful FQ4 consequence with accelerating 57% billings progress and FY23 outlook forward of consensus. We see loads of room for upside in ahead estimates serving to to maintain premium a number of,” the analyst advised shoppers in a notice.
A Wolfe Analysis analyst raised the worth goal to $211 from $204 to replicate “sturdy income and billings progress.”
“We stroll away with better conviction in administration’s capacity to navigate the present macro atmosphere and our upside mannequin requires 48% billings progress for FY23. We firmly consider that ZS stays the most effective property in our safety protection as the corporate continues to rework the community safety market as organizations migrate to the cloud,” the Wolfe Analysis analyst wrote in a notice.