C3.ai AI is set to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2023 results on May 31.
For the quarter, C3.ai expects revenues between $70 million and $72 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is currently pegged at $72.32 million, suggesting no changes from the year-ago quarter’s levels.
For the quarter, the consensus mark for loss is steady at 17 cents per share in the past 30 days.
C3.ai’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the trailing four quarters, the average earnings surprise being 46.36%.
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Let’s see how things have shaped up for C3.ai for the upcoming announcement.
Factors to Consider
Strong demand for the company’s Enterprise AI software, driven by accelerated digital modernization across major industries, is expected to have aided fiscal fourth-quarter performance.
C3.ai is benefiting from the increasing adoption of its services, including C3 Generative AI Product Suite, C3 AI Ex Machina, C3 AI ESG and C3 AI CRM. An expanding product portfolio is expected to have remained a key catalyst in driving demand for the company’s fully-integrated AI products in the fiscal fourth quarter.
During the to-be-reported quarter, the company made significant development toward its Generative AI platform, facilitating the ease of use and the capability of its enterprise AI applications. This is expected to have driven the top line.
C3.ai has been benefiting from strengthening industry and technology-specific partnerships. From its industry partnerships with the likes of Baker Hughes in oil & gas & chemical markets and Booz Allen in government defense sector, C3.ai has been leveraging domain expertise to expand its customer footprint.
With its tech partners, C3 has been benefiting from strength in its sales capabilities besides tech and product functionality. Partnerships with the likes of Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Accenture are expected to have driven the top line in the to-be-reported quarter.
What Our Model Indicates
Per the Zacks model, the combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. That’s the case here.
C3.ai has an Earnings ESP of +6.67% and a Zacks Rank #3. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.
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