Salesforce Beats Earnings Estimates, But Stock Falls On Guidance

Feb 29, 2024

Published February 28, 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • Salesforce’s fourth-quarter fiscal 2024 earnings beat analysts’ estimates.
  • The company’s net income came in at $1.45 billion, or $1.47 per share, as revenue rose nearly 11% to $9.29 billion.
  • Shares tumbled more than 4% in after-hours trading as the company said it expects revenue in the fiscal first quarter of between $9.12 billion and $9.17 billion.

Salesforce (CRM) swung to a profit in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2024, exceeding analysts’ estimates for revenue and earnings. Shares in the company fell, however, as guidance for the current fiscal year fell short of expectations.

The company’s net income for the three months ended Jan. 31 came in at $1.45 billion or $1.47 per diluted share. This was better than the $1.26 billion or $1.29 per diluted share forecast by analysts. Revenue grew nearly 11% to $9.29 billion.

Q4 FY 2024 Estimate for Q4 FY 2024 Q4 FY 2023
Net Income $1.45 billion $1.26 billion ($98 million)
Diluted Earnings per share $1.47 $1.29 ($0.10)
Revenue $9.29 billion $9.2 billion $8.38 billion

The company’s shares fell in after-hours trading as investors focused in on the guidance provided. Salesforce projects revenue of $9.12 billion to $9.17 billion in the first quarter of fiscal year 2025. Full-year fiscal 2025 revenue is pegged at between $37.7 billion and $38 billion, which would represent a 9% increase over fiscal 2024.

Salesforce shares were down 4.1% at $287.50 in after-hours trading at 4:50 p.m. ET.

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