Cloudera (CLDR) stock: time to pick it up?

9:00 am ET, 05 Sep 2018

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) shares are trading at 14.81.  Now that we're in the earnings season, what should investors know about Cloudera?  What's driving CLDR stock price, and what's CLDR stock price forecast?

Cloudera’s share price has taken a significant beating since the last earnings report. While the management team is evolving its sales strategy to focus on the largest opportunities and customers, the market seems to be confused, and the stock declined over 30%. However, Cloudera's underlying business represents an attractive enterprise opportunity, generating double-digit top-line growth.  

The company has a diversified product offering, and it's increasingly focusing on machine learning, AI, and data analytics. It launched Cloudera Workload XM recently which is an intelligent workload experience management cloud service for data warehouse.  

There is a perception in the investor community that Cloudera has no edge over other competing data management companies, such as Hortonworks, Amazon or Microsoft.  Management needs to clearly define what makes its product different from competitors' products. 

The company’s revenue grew at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% between the fiscal year 2015 and the fiscal year 2018. Revenue grew 29% to $102.7 million for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2018. The next quarter results will be released after market close on September 05, 2018.

What is the sentiment towards the CLDR 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 trending negative. 

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) short share of float is 8.41%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) average analyst price target ($18.00) is 20.08% above its current price ($14.99).

For the latest price and information on Cloudera, Inc., please visit Finstead and search for "CLDR price" or "CLDR news".

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: 10:18 pm ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for CLDR stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "CLDR quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on CLDR stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "CLDR". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "CLDR news" to get the latest stock news.

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;
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. CLDR buy or sell? What is CLDR Finny Score?
3. What are the reasons to buy CLDR? Why should I buy CLDR stock?
4. What are the reasons to sell CLDR? Why should I sell CLDR stock?
5. 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 -$1.02.

Analysis

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

#{finnyScore:43}Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell CLDR, resulting in Finny Score of 43.

3. 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 12.30%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.11% and 0.89%, respectively). See CLDR revenue growth chart.
  • CLDR PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.56, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See CLDR PEG chart.
  • CLDR cash to debt ratio is 1.94, higher than the average industry (0.16) and sector (0.17) cash to debt ratio. See CLDR cash to debt chart.

4. 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 stock price ($12.85) is close to the 52-week high ($13.71). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See CLDR price chart.
  • CLDR profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -33.23 percentage points. See CLDR profitability chart.
  • CLDR short share of float is 9.76%. 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 6.06. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See CLDR short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

5. 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 $10.80
Average Price Target / Upside N/A
Average Analyst Rating N/A
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Software - Application
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 1,648
Market Cap $4.09B
Forward P/E Ratio 33.00
Price/Book Ratio 5.01
Revenue (TTM) $817.18M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 12.30%
Profit Margin -35.67%

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