Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) is set to report its fourth quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
So far, the company has had a string of earnings surprises, during the last four quarters with an average of 123.22%. During the last quarter, Twilio reported non-GAAP earnings of 7 cents per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 2 cents. The company had incurred a loss of 8 cents in the year-ago quarter. The company's third quarter revenues boosted by 68% during the year-over-year period to $169 million and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $151 million.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth quarter revenues is about $184.4 million, which represents almost 60% year-over-year growth. Moreover, the consensus mark for earnings has been steady at 4 cents per share over the past 60 days.
Factors that might have influence
Twilio keeps stable growth within its main voice and messaging products. A few Twilio Flex deals are lending a further impetus to the company's Engagement Cloud strategy.
In addition to the benefits the company gets from the robust expansion within its existing customers, Twilio gets more first-time deals with new customers, attributable to the company's steady focus on product introductions and its go-to-market sales strategy. The launch of Twilio Pay with Twilio Voice being PCI (Payment Card Industry) is a step in that direction.
With new products becoming more popular, the dollar-based net expansion rate, which was 145% in the last reported quarter, will stay a major factor in revenue growth.
Intensifying competition in the communications market and the growing prevalence of in-app push notifications are major concerns. Customer concentration is still a headwind.
Twilio currently carries a Zacks Rank No. 1 "Strong Buy," which increases the predictive power of ESP. However, its Earnings ESP of 0.00% makes surprise prediction difficult.