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Dynatrace (DT) Q1 Earnings Meet Estimates, Revenues Rise Y/Y

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Dynatrace’s (DT - Free Report) first-quarter fiscal 2023 adjusted earnings of 18 cents per share were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and increased 12.5% year over year.

Revenues of $267 million beat the consensus mark by 1.72%. The top line improved 27.4% year over year as well. At constant currency (cc), revenues increased 32% year over year.

Top-Line Details

Subscription revenues climbed 27% year over year to $249.6 million. At cc, subscription revenues increased 32% year on year.

Service revenues surged 34.5% from the year-ago quarter to $17.7 million.

Total annual recurring revenues (“ARR”) at the end of the fiscal first quarter increased 25% year over year to $1.03 billion. At cc, ARR jumped 31% year over year.
 

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The company’s customer base continued to expand in the reported quarter with 135 new logos added to the Dynatrace platform. Moreover, the net expansion rate remained more than 120% for the 17th consecutive quarter.

Operating Details

Gross margin contracted 100 basis points (bps) year over year to 83.8% in the reported quarter.

Research & development (R&D) expenses flared up 34.9% year on year to $40.6 million. Moreover, as a percentage of revenues, R&D expenses increased 80 bps to 15.2%.

Sales & marketing (S&M) expenses were $94.3 million, up 30.5% year over year. As a percentage of revenues, S&M expenses increased 80 bps to 35.3%.

General & administrative (G&A) expenses went up 31.5% year over year to $28.6 million. As a percentage of revenues, G&A increased 30 bps to 10.7%.

Non-GAAP operating margin contracted 30 bps on a year-over-year basis to 10.7% in the reported quarter.

Balance Sheet & Other Details

As of Jun 30, 2022, Dynatrace had cash and cash equivalents worth $571.3 million.

Long-term debt, as of Jun 30, 2022, was $244.4 million.

The company generated a free cash flow of $136.2 million compared with $80.5 million reported in the year-ago quarter.

Guidance

For second-quarter fiscal 2023, revenues are projected between $272 million and $275 million, suggesting a 20-21% increase year over year (26-28% at cc).

Subscription revenues are estimated between $255 million and $257 million, indicating a 20-21% increase year over year (26-27% at cc).

Non-GAAP operating income is expected between $62 million and $64.5 million suggesting an operating margin in the range of 23-23.5%.

Non-GAAP earnings are anticipated between 18 cents and 19 cents per share.

For fiscal 2023, total ARR is projected between $1.213 billion and $1.226 billion (down from the previously guided range of $1.250-$1.265 billion), indicating a 22-23% year-over-year jump. Unfavorable forex is expected to hurt the top line by $40 million.

Revenues are expected in the range of $1.125-$1.136 billion, suggesting 21-22% year-over-year growth. Unfavorable forex is expected to hurt the top line by $47 million.

Subscription revenues are estimated in the range of $1.053-$1.062 billion, indicating 21-22% growth.

Non-GAAP operating income is envisioned between $252 million and $261 million.

Moreover, non-GAAP earnings are anticipated between 73 cents and 76 cents per share (down from the previously guided range of 74-77 cents per share).

Further, free cash flow is now expected in the band of $310-$325 million.

Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider

Dynatrace currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Asure Software (ASUR - Free Report) , Blink Charging (BLNK - Free Report) , and Everbridge (EVBG - Free Report) are some better-ranked stocks that investors can consider in the broader sector. All three stocks have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Asure shares are down 32.6% year to date. ASUR is set to report second-quarter 2022 results on Aug 8.

Blink shares are up 16.8% year to date. BLNK is set to report second-quarter 2022 results on Aug 8.

Everbridge shares are down 51.5% year to date. EVBG is set to report second-quarter 2022 results on Aug 9.


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