On Friday, Datadog Inc. (NASDAQ:DDOG) shares spiked 8.2% after announcing its most recent quarterly results. The company reported its fiscal third-quarter revenue and earnings Thursday after markets closed, beating the consensus for Street expectations. DDOG also issued FY2021 revenue and earnings guidance above estimates.
The company posted FQ3 non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.13, beating the average for analyst estimates of $0.06. In addition, its GAAP EPS of -$0.02 outperformed the expectation of -$0.07, while revenue for the quarter increased by nearly 75% from the same quarter a year ago to $270.49 million, $22.67 million ahead of estimates.
Datadog also announced a full-year 2021 revenue guidance in the range of $993 million to $995 million, surpassing the Street forecast of $943.95 million, while its EPS forecast of $0.39 t0 $0.40 is also significantly higher than the average analyst estimate of $0.28.
Time to bet on DDOG’s growth?
From an investment perspective, Datadog shares trade at a steep forward P/E ratio of 443.21, making the stock less attractive to value investors.
However, with analysts forecasting an EPS growth of 44.40% next year and an annual increase of 29.40% over the next five years, DDOG could gain the attention of growth investors.
Therefore, although the stock is up more than 98% this year, it could be time to invest in the data storage company.
Source – TradingView
Technically, Datadog shares seem to have spiked to complete an upward breakout from an ascending channel formation in the intraday chart. As a result, the stock has rallied to the overbought conditions of the 14-day RSI.
However, with shares pulling back late on Friday to trim session gains, the stock could bounce back extending the current gains.
Therefore, investors could target profits at about $193.78, or higher at $207.65, while $166.95 and $153.45 are crucial support zones.
DDOG could stretch gains
In summary, although Datadog seems to have spiked into overbought conditions, the stock offers exciting growth prospects to drive a long-term rally.
Therefore, its recent earnings beat and upbeat outlook could be the catalyst.
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