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Cloudera (CLDR): What's The Stock Price Forecast?

2:21 pm ET, 04 Apr 2018

Cloudera (NASDAQ: CLDR) stock plunged by more than 40% today because of relatively weak guidance for FY19.

For FY19, Cloudera is now guiding it will post a loss of 59 to 62 cents per share on $435 million to $445 million in revenue. This falls short of analysts’ expectations.  

Subscriptions, which are Cloudera's major revenue source, increased by 50% in 2018. In the fourth quarter, the company pursued more customers than its target market, which led to a shortage of bookings especially in areas of existing customer expansion.

The company also revealed that the cost of service increased among the existing customers, and more funding was needed to acquire new customers.

Cloudera successfully exceeded top-line expectations in every quarter after going public. It has plans to introduce changes in its field sales organization and concentrate on cloud computing, machine learning, and analytics. It expects to hit $1 Billion of revenue after getting a new sales leader.

In the first half of FY19, bookings and revenue will likely be uneven.  But in the second half, linearity should improve. Hence the long-term outlook is optimistic. 

Per Finstead Research, Cloudera has a consensus analyst price target of almost $23.

Cloudera has negative valuation ratios which indicate that the company is not profitable.  Trading the company’s shares is viewed as highly speculative.

The high Short Share of Float indicates potential high volatility in the upcoming days.

For those of you who are not familiar with the company, Cloudera provides Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark solutions for big data. Cloudera is largely viewed as the leader in the big data space. 

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:18 am ET, 14 Nov 2020

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

In this CLDR stock guide, we'll address key questions about CLDR, 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 CLDR earnings?
2. When is CLDR earnings date?
3. What is CLDR stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
4. CLDR buy or sell? What is CLDR Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy CLDR? Why should I buy CLDR stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell CLDR? Why should I sell CLDR stock?
7. What are CLDR 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 CLDR earnings?

CLDR trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.82.

2. When is CLDR earnings date?

CLDR earnings date is November 30, 2020.

Analyst Predictions

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

Based on CLDR analyst price targets, CLDR stock forecast is $13.43 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for CLDR stock is $13.43. The prediction is based on 9 analyst estimates.

The low price target for CLDR is $9.00, while the high price target is $19.00.

CLDR analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

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

#{finnyScore:67}Our quantitative analysis shows 6 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell CLDR, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

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

Here are the reasons to buy CLDR stock:

  • CLDR quarterly revenue growth was 9.00%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.19% and 0.53%, respectively). See CLDR revenue growth chart.
  • CLDR Price/Book ratio is 2.10, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See CLDR forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • CLDR PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.38, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See CLDR PEG chart.
  • CLDR average analyst rating is Buy. See CLDR analyst rating chart.
  • CLDR average analyst price target ($13.43) is above its current price ($10.67). See CLDR price target chart.
  • CLDR cash to debt ratio is 2.13, higher than the average industry (0.16) and sector (0.17) cash to debt ratio. See CLDR cash to debt chart.

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

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

  • CLDR profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -33.23 percentage points. See CLDR profitability chart.
  • CLDR short share of float is 9.78%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See CLDR short share of float chart.
  • CLDR short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.89. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See CLDR short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

7. What are CLDR 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 CLDR:

Metrics CLDR
Price $12.39
Average Price Target / Upside $13.43 / 8.39%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Software - Application
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,648
Market Cap $3.54B
Forward P/E Ratio 25.18
Price/Book Ratio 4.24
Revenue (TTM) $834.81M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 9.00%
Profit Margin -28.80%

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