Veeva Systems Inc. VEEV reported third-quarter fiscal 2020 earnings per share (EPS) of 60 cents, well ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 54 cents. The metric shot up 33.3% on a year-over-year basis.
This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company’s revenues totaled $280.9 million, outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $275.4 million. On a year-over-year basis, the top line improved 25%.
Third-quarter subscription service revenues summed $226.8 million, up 27.2% year over year. Per management, the solid momentum in bookings was maintained in the quarter.
Professional Service and Others
Professional Service revenues rose almost 16.4% to $54.2 million from the figure registered in the year-ago quarter.
Per management, outperformance by Veeva Commercial Cloud and Veeva Vault drove revenues across all segments.
Veeva Systems Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
Veeva Systems Inc. price-consensus-eps-surprise-chart | Veeva Systems Inc. Quote
In the reported quarter, adjusted gross profit increased 27.8% year over year to $213.7 million. Adjusted gross margin was 76.1%, which expanded 170 basis points (bps).
Adjusted operating income totaled $111.6 million, up 31.7% year over year. In the quarter under review, adjusted operating margin improved 200 bps to 39.7%.
Meanwhile, operating expenses totaled $102.1 million, up 23.7% year over year.
For the fiscal fourth quarter, Veeva expects revenues between $296 million and $299 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $281.5 million, much below the projected range.
Adjusted EPS is anticipated within 51-52 cents. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pinned at 53 cents, higher than the guided range.
For fiscal 2020, Veeva has raised its revenue guidance.
Notably, the company projects revenues within $1,088 million and $1,091 million, higher than the earlier projected range of $1,062 million to $1,065 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate stands at $1.07 billion, below the guided range.
Adjusted EPS is anticipated within $2.16 and $2.17. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pinned at $2.12, much below the guided range.
Veeva Systems ended the fiscal third quarter on a strong note. Core Subscription business segment performed impressively in the quarter. An impressive guidance and a raised view for fiscal 2020 buoy optimism in the stock.
Apart from these, the company continues to benefit from its flagship Vault platform. In fact, Veeva Vault’s customer count has increased manifold in recent times. Markedly, Veeva Systems’ unique solutions include Veeva Vault, Veeva CRM, Veeva Network and Veeva OpenData. The company’s new CRM Sunrise UI and Nitro look promising as well. In Commercial Cloud, Veeva Systems has secured a number of deals. The company is confident about growth in new markets with products like EDC, Safety, Nitro and Vault.
On the flip side, high expenses on the operational side are worrisome. Also, intense competition and a saturating life sciences market remain potent threats. Volatility in the foreign currency exchange rate is an added concern.
Earnings of MedTech Majors at a Glance
Some better-ranked companies which posted solid results this earnings season are NuVasive, Inc NUVA, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO and CONMED Corporation CNMD, each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
NuVasive’s third-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of 59 cents beat the consensus estimate by 9.3%. Revenues of $290.8 million outpaced the consensus mark by 2.4%.
Thermo Fisher delivered third-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of $2.94, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.1%. Revenues of $6.27 billion exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.3%.
CONMED reported third-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of 62 cents, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 56 cents by 10.7%. Revenues of $233.6 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $228.3 million by 2.3%.
Looking for Stocks with Skyrocketing Upside?
Zacks has just released a Special Report on the booming investment opportunities of legal marijuana.
Ignited by new referendums and legislation, this industry is expected to blast from an already robust $6.7 billion to $20.2 billion in 2021. Early investors stand to make a killing, but you have to be ready to act and know just where to look.
See the pot trades we're targeting>>
Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV) : Free Stock Analysis Report
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) : Free Stock Analysis Report
NuVasive, Inc. (NUVA) : Free Stock Analysis Report
CONMED Corporation (CNMD) : Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Zacks Investment Research