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Zoom (ZM) earnings Q4 2023

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan speaks earlier than the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony in New York on April 18, 2019.

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Zoom shares climbed virtually 7% in prolonged buying and selling on Monday after the video chat firm reported fiscal fourth-quarter outcomes that exceeded analysts’ estimates and provided optimistic earnings steering for the yr.

This is how the corporate did:

  • Earnings: $1.22 per share, adjusted, vs. 81 cents as anticipated by analysts, based on Refinitiv.
  • Income: $1.12 billion, vs. $1.10 billion as anticipated by analysts, based on Refinitiv.

Zoom’s income elevated 4% yr over yr within the quarter, which ended on Jan. 31, based on a press release. That is a dramatic slowdown from the quadrupling of income that Zoom loved in 2020 and 2021, when shoppers and companies flocked to the video service in the course of the Covid pandemic.

The corporate had its first web loss since 2018 within the quarter, shedding $104 million in contrast with web revenue of about $491 million within the year-ago interval.

Progress will proceed to sluggish this yr. Zoom sees between $4.435 billion to $4.455 billion in income, implying 1.1% development, whereas analysts had been anticipating gross sales of $4.6 billion. The corporate stated adjusted earnings per share will probably be between $4.11 and $4.18, topping the $3.66 common estimate.

For the fiscal first quarter, adjusted earnings will probably be 96 cents to 98 cents per share on income of $1.080 billion to $1.085 billion. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had anticipated 84 cents in adjusted earnings per share and $1.11 billion in income.

Excluding the after-hours transfer, Zoom’s inventory is up 8% for the yr, whereas the S&P 500 has gained 3% over the identical interval.

Throughout the fiscal fourth quarter, Zoom stated it could introduce e-mail and calendar providers, together with a digital agent chatbot for dealing with customer support inquiries.

Executives will talk about the outcomes with analysts on a convention name beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

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