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Update on One NYSE- Listed Software Stock – Snowflake Inc

Jul 07, 2023 | Team Kalkine
Update on One NYSE- Listed Software Stock – Snowflake Inc

Snowflake Inc

Snowflake Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) is a Data Cloud company. The Company’s platform is the technology that powers the Data Cloud, enabling customers to consolidate data into a single source of truth to drive meaningful business insights, build data applications, and share data and data products. Its platform unifies data and supports a variety of workloads, including data warehousing, data lakes, and Unistore, as well as collaboration, data engineering, cybersecurity, data science and machine learning, and application development.

Recent Financial Update:

  • Snowflake announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, reporting a strong performance. The company achieved product revenue of USD 590.1 million during the quarter, demonstrating an impressive 50% year-over-year growth. Notably, Snowflake had 373 customers with trailing 12-month product revenue exceeding USD 1 million, highlighting its ability to attract and retain high-value clients. The net revenue retention rate stood at an impressive 151%, indicating strong customer loyalty and the ability to drive additional business from existing customers.
  • Snowflake's customer base continued to expand, with 590 Forbes Global 2000 customers. This showcases the company's success in serving large and globally recognized enterprises. Additionally, Snowflake reported remaining performance obligations of USD 3.4 billion, reflecting a robust 31% year-over-year growth. This indicates a strong pipeline of contracted revenue yet to be recognized, providing a positive outlook for future performance.
  • In terms of overall revenue, Snowflake achieved USD 623.6 million for the quarter, representing a substantial 48% year-over-year growth. This demonstrates the company's ability to generate significant revenue and capitalize on market opportunities. Furthermore, Snowflake reported non-GAAP adjusted free cash flow of USD 287 million, marking a remarkable 58% year-over-year increase. This strong cash flow performance signifies Snowflake's financial stability and ability to generate cash from its operations.
  • Overall, Snowflake's financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 highlight its continued growth, strong customer base, and robust financial performance. The company's significant product revenue growth, high customer retention rate, expanding customer base, and impressive cash flow generation position Snowflake as a leader in the industry.

Technical Observation (on the daily chart)

The stock has been in an uptrend after correcting by 17.03% after the announcement of its latest quarterly results. Since then, SNOW has given a return of 14.47%, almost recovering all of downfall after the results. This uptrend trend is also evident in the medium-term, with a return of 42.15% in the previous six months. The price is currently near an important resistance zone of USD 190-USD 210, from where the stock has corrected in the past. The momentum indicator RSI (14 period) currently stands at 48.64, suggest some short-term consolidation. It is worth noting that the price is currently trading between both the 21-day and 50-day SMA trend-following indicators, and these SMAs will act as short-term resistances and supports respectively.  

Individuals can evaluate the stock based on the support and resistance levels provided in the report in case of keen interest taking into consideration the risk-reward scenario. 

Markets are trading in a highly volatile zone currently due to certain macro-economic issues and prevailing geopolitical tensions. Therefore, it is prudent to follow a cautious approach while investing. 

Related Risk: This report may be looked at from a high-risk perspective and a recommendation is provided for a short duration. This report is solely based on technical parameters, and the fundamental performance of the stocks has not been considered in the decision-making process. Other factors which could impact the stock prices include market risks, regulatory risks, interest rates risks, currency risks, social and political instability risks etc. 

How to Read the Charts?

The Green colour line reflects the 21-period simple moving average (SMA) while the red line indicates the 50- period simple moving average (SMA). SMA helps to identify existing price trends. If the prices are trading above the 21-period and 50-period moving average, then it shows prices are currently trading in a bullish trend.

The Black colour line in the chart’s lower segment reflects the Relative Strength Index (14-Period) which indicates price momentum and signals momentum in trend. A reading of 70 or above suggests overbought status while a reading of 30 or below suggests an oversold status.

The Blue colour bars in the chart’s lower segment show the volume of the stock. The volume is the number of shares that changed hands during a given day. Stocks with high volumes are more liquid than stocks with lesser volume as liquidity in stocks helps in easier and faster execution of the order.

The Orange colour lines are the trend lines drawn by connecting two or more price points and used for trend identification purposes. The trend line also acts as a line of support and resistance.

Technical Indicators Defined: -

Support: A level at which the stock prices tend to find support if they are falling, and a downtrend may take a pause backed by demand or buying interest. Support 1 refers to the nearby support level for the stock and if the price breaches the level, then Support 2 may act as the crucial support level for the stock. 

Resistance: A level at which the stock prices tend to find resistance when they are rising, and an uptrend may take a pause due to profit booking or selling interest. Resistance 1 refers to the nearby resistance level for the stock and if the price surpasses the level, then Resistance 2 may act as the crucial resistance level for the stock. 

Stop-loss: It is a level to protect further losses in case of unfavourable movement in the stock prices. 

The reference date for all price data, currency, technical indicators, support, and resistance levels is July 06, 2023. The reference data in this report has been partly sourced from REFINITIV. 

Abbreviations

CMP: Current Market Price

SMA: Simple Moving Average

RSI: Relative Strength Index

USD: United States dollar 

Note: Trading decisions require a thorough analysis by individual. Technical reports in general chart out metrics that may be assessed by individuals before any stock evaluation. The above are illustrative analytical factors used for evaluating the stocks; other parameters can be looked at along with additional risks per se. Past performance is neither an indicator nor a guarantee of future performance.