Anaplan (PLAN) earnings: at 40% growth rate, far from being profitable

8:06 pm ET, 26 Nov 2018

Anaplan (PLAN) shares are trading at $22.50, up 4%.   The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday before the market opens. What's driving PLAN stock price? What's PLAN stock price forecast?

Anaplan provides a cloud-based connected planning and performance management platform. The company has been ranked 28 in the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list.  Its customers include HP, Zillow, and BOX, among others.

Investors are showing interest in the company due to strong revenue growth.  On the other hand, few bearish investors worry since the company is not making a profit yet.  Revenue grew at a compounded annual growth rate of 53% from FY 2016 to FY 2018.  For the first half of 2018 revenue grew 40% to $109.4 million and the net loss was $47.2 million.

The company sold 15.5 million shares in its IPO and now has about 105 million outstanding shares. The stock soared 26% on the listing day, October 12. The company had $86.9 million in cash as of July 31, 2018.

What is the sentiment towards the PLAN stock?  Our technical analysis shows that: 

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is neutral;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is neutral. 

Over the last month, Anaplan (PLAN) returned +4.82%.

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Anaplan (PLAN) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:27 am ET, 05 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Anaplan (PLAN)? Interested in getting the full scoop on PLAN, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this PLAN stock guide, we'll address key questions about PLAN, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are PLAN earnings?
2. When is PLAN earnings date?
3. What is PLAN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
4. PLAN buy or sell? What is PLAN Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy PLAN? Why should I buy PLAN stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell PLAN? Why should I sell PLAN stock?
7. What are PLAN key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are PLAN earnings?

PLAN trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$1.08.

2. When is PLAN earnings date?

PLAN earnings date is November 19, 2020.

Analyst Predictions

3. What is PLAN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on PLAN analyst price targets, PLAN stock forecast is $52.20 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for PLAN stock is $52.20. The prediction is based on 10 analyst estimates.

The low price target for PLAN is $41.00, while the high price target is $58.00.

PLAN analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

4. PLAN buy or sell? What is PLAN Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:33}Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 6 reasons to sell PLAN, resulting in Finny Score of 33.

5. What are the reasons to buy PLAN? Why should I buy PLAN stock?

Here are the reasons to buy PLAN stock:

  • PLAN quarterly revenue growth was 26.00%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.70% and 0.89%, respectively). See PLAN revenue growth chart.
  • PLAN average analyst rating is Buy. See PLAN analyst rating chart.
  • PLAN cash to debt ratio is 8.12, higher than the average industry (0.19) and sector (0.17) cash to debt ratio. See PLAN cash to debt chart.

6. What are the reasons to sell PLAN? Why should I sell PLAN stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell PLAN stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • PLAN stock price ($58.32) is close to the 52-week high ($62.57). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See PLAN price chart.
  • PLAN Price/Sales ratio is 21.10, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See PLAN forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • PLAN average analyst price target ($52.20) is below its current price ($58.32). See PLAN price target chart.
  • PLAN short share of float is 12.91%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See PLAN short share of float chart.
  • PLAN short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 7.13. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See PLAN short interest ratio chart.
  • PLAN Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 21.05, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See PLAN Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

7. What are PLAN key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for PLAN:

Metrics PLAN
Price $57.70
Average Price Target / Upside $64.15 / 11.18%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,102
Market Cap $8.4B
Forward P/E Ratio -210.52
Price/Book Ratio 21.1
Revenue (TTM) $398.01M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 26.00%
Profit Margin -36.81%

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