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Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) shares traded flat in premarket Tuesday following the company’s reported Q2 results, with EPS coming in at $0.05, in line with the consensus estimate. Revenue grew 13% year-over-year to $533 million, slightly below the consensus estimate of $534.21M.
Commercial revenue grew 10% year-over-year to $232M, while Government revenue was up 15% to $302M. Customer count increased 38% year-over-year and 8% quarter-over-quarter.
For Q3/23, the company sees revenue at $553M-$557M, above the consensus estimate of $552M. For the full year, the company expects revenue of more than $2.212 billion, compared to the consensus of $2.21B.
The company raised its adjusted operating profit guidance to $576M from the prior $531M.
Furthermore, the company announced a stock repurchase program of up to $1.0B of its outstanding Class A common stock.
Citi analysts reiterated a Sell rating and a $10 per share price target.
“While PLTR may have some success commercializing GenAI-related offerings across their small but deep list of customers given the deep domain knowledge, we believe the packaging/monetization motion remain in its early days. With shares up 165% YTD and trading at 17x EV/Sales, we are just not impressed by PLTR’s lowteens revenue growth rates, especially with stronger growth/clearer AI tailwinds at peers (i.e., MSFT, MDB),” the analysts said.
Goldman Sachs analysts remain Neutral-rated with the price target raised by $1 to $11 per share.
“We maintain our Neutral rating as our positive view on the potential for AI is offset by limited visibility into the timing of monetization and the cadence of Palantir’s core government business (>50% of total revenue). Datapoints from the channel on AIP are mixed, and it is unclear how or when customers will be willing to allocate meaningful budget to this new platform.”
(Additional reporting by Senad Karaahmetovic)