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Palantir closes down 21% on weak income steering, earnings miss

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Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp arrives on the “Tech for Good” Summit in Paris, France May 15, 2019.

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Shares of Palantir closed down greater than 21% on Monday after the corporate issued a weaker-than-expected income outlook and missed on the underside line in its first-quarter outcomes.

Here are the important thing numbers:

  • Earnings per share (EPS): 2 cents adjusted vs 4 cents anticipated, in response to a Refinitiv survey of analysts
  • Revenue: $446 million vs $443 million anticipated, per Refinitiv

Palantir stated it expects $470 million in income within the present quarter, which is beneath analyst expectations of $483.7 million, per FactSet. The software program firm, identified for its work with the federal government, stated there’s a “wide range of potential upside” to its steering “including those driven by our role in responding to developing geopolitical events.”

The firm’s shares had been down round 21% to $7.50 in morning buying and selling.

It reported a web lack of $101.38 million for the primary quarter, an enchancment from the $156.19 million within the fourth quarter of 2021.

For full 12 months 2022, it continues to anticipate an adjusted working margin of 27%. It additionally anticipates annual income progress of 30% or better by 2025.

Revenue for the quarter elevated 31% 12 months over 12 months to $446 million. Commercial income for the interval was up 54% in contrast with the identical quarter a 12 months in the past, whereas authorities income gained 16%. The firm’s buyer depend grew 86% 12 months over 12 months.

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