Data analytics firm Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) reported a profit of 24 cents per share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to 18 cents per share it reported last year. The bottom-line was stronger than analysts’ projection of 9 cents per share.
Meanwhile, revenues of $103 million were 65% higher than the same quarter last year, and above the street estimate of $90.47 million.
The better-than-expected results sent the stock up 5% immediately following the announcement. This came as a breather to the stock that had tanked almost 37% since September, when it suffered declines that were part of a broader market sell-off. In the 12 months leading up to the grand sell-off, the stock had registered a 147% growth.
Alteryx ended the quarter with 5,613 customers, a 30% increase from the third quarter of 2018, reflecting net new addition of 335 customers.
Dollar-based net expansion rate for the quarter stood at 132%.
Thanks to the increasing demand for self-service analytics solutions, the company has seen robust growth in customer additions, and boasts of an envious clientele among the Global 2000. Recently, the Irvine, California-based company had organized a data analysis event, Inspire US, which has helped reach out to a vast range of prospective clients.
Buoyed by the strong results, Alteryx raised its outlook for full year 2019. The company currently expects revenues for the year in the range of $389-392 million, compared to the previous estimate of $370-375 million. Outlook on adjusted net income was also raised to range of 57-60 cents per share, versus the prior estimate of 44-50 cents per share.
For the fourth quarter, the company expects revenue in the range of $128-131 million, representing 44-47% increase year-over-year. Adjusted net income for this period is projected in the range of 27-30 cents per share. The Q4 bottom-line expectation was, however, slightly lower than what the street had anticipated.
Alteryx operates in a high-growth data analytics industry and offers unique products that are accessible to both professionals and non-coders as well. The company has been witnessing rapid growth in revenues over the past few years, and most of these funds have been used for international expansion, product upgrades and acquisitions.
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