Zoom skyrockets 47% after reporting blockbuster earnings (ZM)

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Shares of Zoom Video Communications skyrocketed as much as 47%, to $478, in intraday trading on Tuesday after the company on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter 2021 earnings that handily beat Wall Street expectations.

The company, which has become a preferred means of communicating during the coronavirus pandemic, also boosted its full-year guidance.

Here are the key numbers:

  • Adjusted earnings per share: $0.92 reported, versus $0.45 expected
  • Revenue: $663.5 million reported, versus $500.5 million expected

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The company said in a press release that revenue was up 355% from the same quarter a year ago, fueled by adding new users and expanding across existing customers. Zoom said that at the end of the second quarter it had 370,200 customers with more than 10 employees, a 458% jump on the year.

Zoom said it also had 988 customers that contributed more than $100,000 in trailing 12-month revenue, up 112% from last year.

Following the blockbuster quarter, Zoom boosted its guidance. The company now expects third-quarter revenue of $685 million to $690 million.

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For the full year, Zoom expects revenue of $2.37 billion to $2.39 billion. The updated revenue outlook “takes into consideration the demand for remote work solutions for businesses,” Zoom said in a statement.

“It also assumed increased churn in the second half of the fiscal year when compared to historic churn levels due to a higher percentage of customers who purchased monthly subscriptions in the first quarter,” the company said.

Zoom has gained roughly 340% year-to-date through Monday’s close.

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