Snowflake stock fell after the software maker reported a narrower loss for the January quarter from a year earlier as revenue topped expectations. Snowflake product revenue guidance for the April quarter edged by analyst estimates.
San Mateo, Calif.-based Snowflake (SNOW) late Wednesday reported a loss of 70 cents per share, compared with a $1.67 loss in the year-earlier period using generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.
Revenue jumped 117% to $190.5 million, slowing from the previous quarter’s 119% growth. Snowflake said product revenue rose 116% to $178.3 million vs. estimates of $166.8 million.
Analyst estimates called for Snowflake to report a non-GAAP, adjusted loss of 17 cents on sales of $178.5 million for the period ended Jan. 31. Non-GAAP results exclude stock compensation. Snowflake did not break out non-GAAP earnings in its release.
Snowflake Stock: Product Revenue Guidance Edges By Estimates
For the current quarter ending in April, Snowflake forecast product revenue in a range of $195 million to $200 million. At the midpoint of its guidance, its outlook edged by estimates for $195.7 million.
The Snowflake earnings report sent shares falling 4.3% to 236.30 in after-hours trading on the stock market today. In Wednesday’s regular session, Snowflake stock fell 8.7%.
Snowflake sells software that analyzes business data using cloud computing services from Amazon.com (AMZN) and others.
The Snowflake initial public offering on Sept. 16 raised $3.4 billion and set a record as the largest U.S. software IPO ever. The relative strength line of Snowflake stock has weakened since the expiration of the IPO lockup period in early January.
Heading into the Snowflake earnings report, the software maker had a Relative Strength Rating of only 14 out of a best-possible 99.
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