NortonLifeLock is scheduled to report third-quarter fiscal 2022 results on Feb 3.
For the third-quarter of fiscal 2022, the company projects non-GAAP revenues between $695 million and $705 million, indicating year-over-year growth in the range of 9-11%.
NortonLifeLock expects non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations in the range of 42 cents and 44 cents per share. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 44 cents per share, indicating an improvement of 15.8% from the year-ago reported figure.
The company’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters, the average surprise being 3.9%.
Factors to Note
NortonLifeLock’s third-quarter performance is likely to have benefited from the expansion of its Norton family of products including the newly released Norton Utilities Ultimate and Norton AntiTrack while offering a broad range of cyber safety products with new features.
Increased demand for cybersecurity and ID analytics solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic-induced work-from-home and online-learning wave might have favored the to-be-reported quarter’s performance.
For the past two years, as more and more people are shifting online, the need for online privacy is rising. Global workforces working remote are logging into employers' networks, hence escalating the need for digital security. This trend is likely to have spurred demand for NortonLifeLock’s security products during the fiscal third quarter.
Besides, expansion in the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin American regions is likely to be a positive for NortonLifeLock this season. Growing number of client bookings supported by their retention and renewal rates are anticipated to have contributed to the company’s fiscal third-quarter top line. At the end of the fiscal second quarter, NortonLifeLock’s client retention rate was 85% while bookings grew 7%.
The Norton antivirus maker’s sustained focus on growing partner channel and employee benefit programs is likely to have driven its performance in the quarter to be reported.
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