High tech is all the rage, but when you have a solid business model like Cloudera ($CLDR), it’s easy to see how servers are the new goldmine. With Wall Street showing some major love to Cloudera, price targets are ranging from $20-$24, even reaching to $26.

Does Cloudera actually make clouds?

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In a sense, yes, Cloudera does make clouds. The business database and enterprise application software company focuses on several of the major sectors, like financial services, healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, retail, public sector services, energy / utilities, and education. Products include operational databases for data-drive business models, data warehousing, and data science and engineering to develop and serve predictive models using Hadoop.

Cloudera earnings highlights

For quite some time the Street has not been kind to Cloudera, but it seems that they are finally embracing the business model management has put in place. Some key highlights from the earnings report include:

  • EPS of -$0.08, beating estimates by $0.07
  • GAAP EPS of -$0.22
  • $110.34 million in revenue (a +22.8% year over year jump)
  • Beat revenue estimates by $2.63 million

Looking further from what the company is projecting, 2019 should be a blockbuster year, rounded out by a solid Q3.

  • FY19 Q3 total revenue of $113-$114 million, 20% YoY growth
  • $96-$97 million in recurring subscription revenue
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share in $0.12-$0.10 range
  • Full FY19 outlook of $440-$450 million in revenue
  • Full FY19 outlook of $372-$377 million in subscription revenue

Comparing Cloudera

Comparing Cloudera to it’s peers is an easy task, as enterprise software company MongoDB reported earnings and saw a lift in share price as well. ($MDB beat both EPS (beat by $0.04) and on revenue (by $5.76 million)). Keep Cloudera in your portfolio if you want it to rain money.

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