and Zscaler Inc.?ZS,-1.56%,
which both have EV-to-sales ratios exceeding 60,?according to FactSet data.What to look for
Earnings:?Of the 21 analysts surveyed by FactSet, Zoom on average is expected to post adjusted earnings of $1.12 a share. That’s up from the 96 cents a share expected at the beginning of the quarter, and the 92 cents a share reported last year. Zoom forecast earnings of $1.14 to $1.15 a share. Estimize, a software platform that uses crowdsourcing from hedge-fund executives, brokerages, buy-side analysts and others, calls for earnings of $1.26 a share.
Revenue:?Of the 20 analysts surveyed, Zoom is expected to report revenue of $1.158 billion. That up from the $934.9 million estimated at the beginning of the quarter and $663.5 million reported last year. Zoom predicted revenue of $985 million to $990 million for the second quarter. Estimize expects revenue of $1.01 billion.At last check, Zoom’s enterprise value-to-sales ratio, or EV-to-sales, stood at 29.5, a far cry from the ratio of 49 when the company first went public. At the time, that 49 gave Zoom the distinction of the highest EV-to-sales of a U.S. tech company valued at more than $500 million. Now, that distinction goes to companies like CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.
and Zscaler Inc.?ZS,