Pivotal Software (PVTL) is a fast-growing company, but is it overbought?

6:31 am ET, 11 Sep 2018

Pivotal Software (PVTL) shares are trading at $27.10. What's driving PVTL stock price? What's PVTL stock price forecast, and what should investors know about Pivotal?

Pivotal Software which offers a cloud-based software development platform is another successful IPO story this year.  It is a platform-as-a-service provider as its core product Pivotal Cloud Foundry allows developers to manage applications instead of infrastructure.

Investors are bullish about the company’s strong top-line growth. On the other hand, some investors worry about the dual-class voting structure which gives Dell Technologies 96% of voting power, so Pivotal is essentially perceived as a subsidiary of Dell. 

During the last quarterly results, the company beat the analyst estimates. Revenue grew 28.5% to $155.74 million and EPS was -$0.10. Subscription revenue grew 69% to $90.1 million and the company expects subscription revenue to grow even faster in the future. Subscription revenue made around 35% of total revenue a couple of years back and in the first quarter of 2018, that share was 58%.

The company will release its second-quarter results after market close on September 12, 2018.  Management revenue guidance is from $157 million to $159 million, with EPS ranging from -$0.10 to -$0.09.

What is the sentiment towards the PVTL 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 trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is neutral.

Over the last month, Pivotal Software (PVTL) returned +16.72%.

Pivotal Software (PVTL) average analyst price target ($25.10) is -8.76% below its current price ($27.51).

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Pivotal Software (PVTL) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:35 am ET, 19 Sep 2020

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

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

In this PVTL stock guide, we'll address key questions about PVTL, 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:

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. PVTL buy or sell? What is PVTL Finny Score?
2. What are the reasons to buy PVTL? Why should I buy PVTL stock?
3. What are the reasons to sell PVTL? Why should I sell PVTL stock?
4. What are PVTL 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.

Analysis

1. PVTL buy or sell? What is PVTL Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:null}Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 1 reason to sell PVTL. PVTL doesn’t have an assigned Finny Score, because we don’t have sufficient data points to score the stock.

2. What are the reasons to buy PVTL? Why should I buy PVTL stock?

Here are the reasons to buy PVTL stock:

  • PVTL profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 23.77 percentage points. See PVTL profitability chart.

3. What are the reasons to sell PVTL? Why should I sell PVTL stock?

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

  • PVTL stock price ($15.00) is close to the 52-week high ($15.05). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See PVTL price chart.

Key Stats

4. What are PVTL 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 PVTL:

Metrics PVTL
Price $15.00
Average Price Target / Upside N/A
Average Analyst Rating N/A
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Software - Application
Sector Technology
Number of Employees 2,894
Market Cap $00
Forward P/E Ratio N/A
Price/Book Ratio N/A
Revenue (TTM) N/A
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth N/A
Profit Margin N/A

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