Palo Alto Networks earnings exceed estimates amid worries about cybersecurity


Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks and previously SoftBank Group Corp. President and COO, speaks through the SoftBank Academia Particular Lecture with Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son in Tokyo on October 22, 2015.

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Palo Alto Networks shares rose as a lot as 6% in prolonged buying and selling on Thursday after the safety {hardware} and software program firm introduced fiscal second-quarter earnings that have been more healthy than analysts had anticipated.

Here is how the corporate did:

  • Earnings: $1.38 per share, adjusted, vs. $1.28 per share as anticipated by analysts, in accordance with Refinitiv.
  • Income: $1.07 billion, vs. $1.06 billion as anticipated by analysts, in accordance with Refinitiv.

Income grew 24% 12 months over 12 months within the quarter, which ended on April 30, in contrast with 25% progress within the earlier quarter, in accordance with a statement.

CEO Nikesh Arora mentioned within the assertion that there is better consideration on cybersecurity as a result of distant working turned common through the pandemic, in addition to a spate of latest cybersecurity points — presumably together with assaults on Microsoft‘s Exchange Server software program, vulnerabilities in SolarWinds software program and the latest ransomware assault in opposition to Colonial Pipeline that shut down a key fuel pipeline.

In the course of the quarter the corporate acquired Bridgecrew, a cloud safety firm, for $156 million.

With respect to steerage, the corporate mentioned it expects adjusted earnings of $1.42 to $1.44 per share in its fiscal fourth quarter, with $1.165 billion to $1.175 billion in income. Analysts polled by Refinitiv had anticipated $1.42 in adjusted earnings per share and $1.16 billion in income.

However the after-hours transfer, shares of Palo Alto Networks have been down about 4% because the begin of the 12 months, in contrast with a achieve of roughly 11% for. theS&P 500 index over the identical interval.

Executives will talk about the outcomes with analysts on a convention name beginning at 5 p.m. Jap time.

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