Planet (PL) Q1 2024 results

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Shares of Planet fell after the satellite-imagery and data-analysis business cut its yearly income assistance following when it reported first-quarter outcomes Thursday.

The business decreased its assistance for its present fiscal-year 2024 income to a variety of $225 million to $235 million, below its previous projection of in between $248 million and $268 million. Planet likewise stated it anticipated larger losses on an adjusted EBITDA basis, increasing its projection to a variety of in between $58 million and $67 million from a variety of in between $37 million and $47 million.

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Shares of Planet fell as much as 20% in after-hours trading, from its close at $4.90

Despite the decreased assistance, Planet co-founder and CEO Will Marshall stated in a declaration that the business continues “to see strong demand for our proprietary data solutions, driven by global events and the growing awareness of our capabilities.”

Planet Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Ashley Johnson more highlighted the “challenging macro environment,” and stated the business stays “focused on the path to profitability.” She included the business’s balance sheet “is strong,” with $375 million in money and equivalents and no financial obligation.

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For the very first quarter, Planet reported income of $527 million, up 31% from $401 million in the exact same duration a year back, however efficiently flat from the previous quarter.

The business’s first-quarter bottom line was $344 million, or 13 cents a share. That narrowed 22% from its bottom line of $444 million, or 17 cents a share, a year prior.

Planet’s client base increased to 903, up from 882 at the end of the 4th quarter. Its client base is divided into 3 parts by income: 44% is defense and intelligence, 29% is industrial and 27% is civil federal government.

The business follows a fiscal-year calendar that endsJan 31.