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Pure Storage Soars as Q3 Sales Prompt Another Revised Guidance

By Dhirendra Tripathi – Pure Storage stock (NYSE:PSTG) climbed 14% Wednesday as the company’s third-quarter revenue jumped 37% from the same time last year to help the company raise its guidance again.

The company that provides storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world now expects revenue to be $2.1 billion for the current financial year ending January 31, up around 25% from last year’s $1.68 billion. Its forecast in August saw current-year revenue at $2.04 billion.

New customer additions rose by around 12% in the third quarter to close October with more than 9,500 clients.

Existing the quarter, the company achieved annual recurring revenue of $788 million from subscriptions, a growth of 30%. Subscription ARR is a key business metric that refers to the total annualized contract value of all active subscription agreements on the last day of the quarter.

Remaining performance obligations, a metric that gives a peep into likely revenue, jumped 27% to $1.24 billion.

Adjusted profit per share of 22 cents on third-quarter revenue of $563 million was well ahead of estimates.



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