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Workday tops Q1 earnings and revenue targets; stock advances

Human resource software provider Workday (Nasdaq: WDAY) surpassed first quarter fiscal 2020 earnings and revenue estimates. Non-GAAP earnings of $0.43 per share and revenue of $825 million beat analysts estimates of $0.41 profit per share and $813.9 million of revenue. Workday stock, which reached a new all-time high ($217.63) during today morning, was trading up about 3% in the after-market hours.

Workday (WDAY) Q1 2020 earnings results - revenue trend

GAAP net loss was $0.52 per share compared to a net loss of $0.35 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. For the recently ended quarter, subscription revenue rose 30% year-over-year to $701 million. Revenue from Professional Services increased 29% to $124 million.

Workday had projected Q1 revenue to be in the range of $812 million to $814 million, with subscription revenue of $692 million to $694 million.

“Based on our strong first quarter results, we are raising our fiscal year 2020 outlook for subscription revenue to $3.045 to $3.060 billion, or growth of 28%. We expect our second quarter subscription revenue to be $746 to $748 million, or growth of approximately 32%,” said CEO Aneel Bhusri. Earlier, the company had projected FY20 subscription revenue to be in the range of $3.030 billion to $3.045 billion.

Also read: Nutanix (NTNX) to report Q3 results on May 30

Workday opened its new 410,000-square-foot headquarters in Pleasanton on May 13. The new campus will include a 16,000-square-foot Workday Customer Center, which is scheduled to open this summer.

Shares of Workday have advanced 33% since the beginning of 2019 and 62% in the past 52 weeks.

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