Palantir earnings report, Q1 2023

Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir Applied sciences, speaks at Davos Congress Centre, the venue of the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) 2023, within the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2023.

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Shares of Palantir rose as a lot as 28% in prolonged buying and selling Monday after the corporate launched first-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates and mentioned it expects to be worthwhile by way of the tip of the yr.

Here is how the corporate did:

  • EPS:  5 cents adjusted vs. 4 cents anticipated by analysts, in line with Refinitiv
  • Income: $525 million vs. $506 million anticipated by analysts, in line with Refinitiviv

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Palantir’s income for the quarter elevated 18% yr over yr, and its U.S. industrial income grew 26%. The software program firm, which is understood for its work with the federal government, mentioned its US industrial buyer rely elevated 50% yr over yr, rising from 103 prospects to 155.

The corporate reported its second ever quarter of optimistic internet earnings on a GAAP foundation, at $17 million, and in a letter to shareholders, CEO Alex Karp mentioned the corporate expects to stay worthwhile “every quarter by way of the tip of the yr.”

Final quarter, Palantir marked its first ever quarter of optimistic internet earnings on a GAAP foundation, at $31 million. “This can be a vital second for us and our supporters,” Karp mentioned in a launch on the time.

Palantir mentioned it expects to report between $528 million and $532 million in income throughout its second quarter, and between $2.19 billion and $2.24 billion for the total yr.

Karp additionally mentioned the demand for Palantir’s new Synthetic Intelligence Platform (AIP) is “with out precedent.” The corporate’s AIP permits industrial and authorities sectors to make use of massive language fashions primarily based on their very own personal knowledge units, and it will likely be accessible to “choose prospects” this month.

“We now have already had lots of of conversations with potential prospects about deploying the software program and are presently negotiating phrases and pricing for entry to the parts of the platform,” he wrote.

Karp added that synthetic intelligence presents “actual” dangers, so he mentioned Palantir’s software program is designed with human involvement and oversight in thoughts. In different phrases, AI will be unable to independently perform concentrating on operations in a navy context.

“The machine should stay subordinate to its creator,” he mentioned.

The corporate will maintain its quarterly name with traders at 5:00 P.M. ET Monday.

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