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Cloudera (CLDR) stock: time to pick it up?

Carla Olson | 10:00 am ET, 05 Sep 2018

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) shares are trading at 14.81.  Now that we're in the earnings season, what should investors know about Cloudera?  What's driving CLDR stock price, and what's CLDR stock price forecast?

Cloudera’s share price has taken a significant beating since the last earnings report. While the management team is evolving its sales strategy to focus on the largest opportunities and customers, the market seems to be confused, and the stock declined over 30%. However, Cloudera's underlying business represents an attractive enterprise opportunity, generating double-digit top-line growth.  

The company has a diversified product offering, and it's increasingly focusing on machine learning, AI, and data analytics. It launched Cloudera Workload XM recently which is an intelligent workload experience management cloud service for data warehouse.  

There is a perception in the investor community that Cloudera has no edge over other competing data management companies, such as Hortonworks, Amazon or Microsoft.  Management needs to clearly define what makes its product different from competitors' products. 

The company’s revenue grew at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% between the fiscal year 2015 and the fiscal year 2018. Revenue grew 29% to $102.7 million for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2018. The next quarter results will be released after market close on September 05, 2018.

What is the sentiment towards the CLDR stock? Our technical analysis shows that: 

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is neutral;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending negative. 

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) short share of float is 8.41%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) average analyst price target ($18.00) is 20.08% above its current price ($14.99).

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Cloudera (CLDR): What's The Stock Price Forecast?

Carla Olson | 3:21 pm ET, 04 Apr 2018

Cloudera (NASDAQ: CLDR) stock plunged by more than 40% today because of relatively weak guidance for FY19.

For FY19, Cloudera is now guiding it will post a loss of 59 to 62 cents per share on $435 million to $445 million in revenue. This falls short of analysts’ expectations.  

Subscriptions, which are Cloudera's major revenue source, increased by 50% in 2018. In the fourth quarter, the company pursued more customers than its target market, which led to a shortage of bookings especially in areas of existing customer expansion.

The company also revealed that the cost of service increased among the existing customers, and more funding was needed to acquire new customers.

Cloudera successfully exceeded top-line expectations in every quarter after going public. It has plans to introduce changes in its field sales organization and concentrate on cloud computing, machine learning, and analytics. It expects to hit $1 Billion of revenue after getting a new sales leader.

In the first half of FY19, bookings and revenue will likely be uneven.  But in the second half, linearity should improve. Hence the long-term outlook is optimistic. 

Per Finstead Research, Cloudera has a consensus analyst price target of almost $23.

Cloudera has negative valuation ratios which indicate that the company is not profitable.  Trading the company’s shares is viewed as highly speculative.

The high Short Share of Float indicates potential high volatility in the upcoming days.

For those of you who are not familiar with the company, Cloudera provides Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark solutions for big data. Cloudera is largely viewed as the leader in the big data space. 

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Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 5:55 pm ET, 25 Nov 2018

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about CLDR stock:

  • Is CLDR a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold CLDR stock today?
  • Is CLDR a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are CLDR analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are CLDR stock buy reasons/signals:

1. CLDR stock price ($11.33) is close to the 52-week low ($10.69). Perhaps now is a good time to buy?

2. CLDR quarterly revenue growth was 22.80%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.58% and 1.58%, respectively).

3. CLDR average analyst rating is Buy.

4. CLDR average analyst price target ($18.00) is above its current price ($11.33).

Here are CLDR stock sell reasons/signals:

1. CLDR Price/Book ratio is 6.14, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios.

2. CLDR short share of float is 11.75%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on CLDR?

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