Snowflake Inc. ( SNOW Quick Quote SNOW - Free Report) reported second-quarter fiscal 2022 loss of 64 cents per share, which was much narrower than a loss of $1.31 per share in the year-ago quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fiscal second quarter was pegged at a loss of 15 cents per share. Revenues of $272.2 million beat the consensus mark by 6.6% and surged 104.4% year over year. This solid outperformance was led by robust adoption of Snowflake’s cloud-native software architecture. Quarter Details
Product Revenues (93.45% of total revenues) soared 103.3% year over year to $254.6 million driven by growth in financial services and health care customers.
As of Jul 31, 2021 the company had 4,990 total customers and 116 customers with trailing 12-month product revenues greater than $1 million, an increase from 104 in the previous quarter. The company experienced significant geographical expansion outside of the United States in the fiscal second quarter. EMEA product revenues grew over 135% and Asia Pacific product revenues grew around 170% year over year. Financial services customer product revenues grew more than 100% year on year, representing the largest contribution, while healthcare customer product revenues grew nearly 200%. The company continued to add customers at a robust pace, adding 458 net new customers in the reported quarter, up from 397 added in the year ago period. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company’s key enterprise wins in the reported quarter included AllianceBernstein ( AB Quick Quote AB - Free Report) , Constellation Brands ( STZ Quick Quote STZ - Free Report) and Lithia Motors ( LAD Quick Quote LAD - Free Report) . You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here. Remaining performance obligations were $1.52 billion, up 122.2% year over year, driven by more multimillion-dollar relationships with particular strength in the telecom and technology sectors. Professional Services Revenues (6.5% of total revenues) surged 121.7% year over year to $17.6 million. Net revenue retention rate was 169% as of Jul 31, 2021 compared with 168% as of Apr 30, 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin expanded 650 bps year over year to 69.7%. Favorable cloud service agreements, growing sales across regions and enterprise customer success contributed to steady gross margin improvements. Research & development expenses, as a percentage of revenues, decreased 470 bps on a year-over-year basis to 18.8%. Moreover, general & administrative (G&A) expenses, as a percentage of revenues, were 12.9%, down 500 bps year over year. Sales & marketing expenses, as a percentage of revenues, contracted to 46% on a year-over- basis from 65.6% in the year ago quarter. Total operating expenses, as a percentage of revenues, were 77.8%, which contracted from 107% in the year-ago quarter. Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
As of Jul 31, 2021, Snowflake had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $4.13 billion compared with $3.93 million as of Apr 30, 2021.
Free cash flow was $2.8 million compared with $23.3 million in the previous quarter and free cash outflow of $44 million in the year-ago period. Guidance
For the third quarter of fiscal 2022, Snowflake expects Product revenues in the range of $280-$285 million, indicating growth of 89-92% year over year.
Non-GAAP loss from operations margin is expected to be 7%. For fiscal 2022, the company expects Product revenues in the range of $1.06-$1.07 billion, indicating growth of 91-93% year over year.