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Teradata Q2 2022 Public Cloud ARR was up $234 Million, an Increase of 68 Percent
by Michael Diamond | August 18, 2022

The News: Teradata recently announced its Q2 2022 earnings, with its public cloud ARR came in at $234 million, an increase of 68 percent and 75 percent in local currency. Total revenues for the quarter were $430 million, which were down 12 percent versus the prior year (down 8 percent in local currency). Recurring revenue was 80 percent of total revenue for the second quarter, up from 77 percent from the prior year indicating more predictable revenues. For the full Press Release click here.

Teradata Q2 2022 Public Cloud ARR was up $234 Million, an Increase of 68 Percent

Analyst Take: Teradata’s Q2 2022 total revenues of $430 million were lower but the company topped EPS estimates of $0.33 versus consensus of $0.29. Teradata’s public cloud annual recurring revenue (ARR) increased 68 percent, coupled with increasing its recurring revenue to 80 percent of total revenue, implying that the organization has a greater element of revenue stability.

Here are Teradata’s Q2 2022 earnings versus Q2 2021 earnings by the numbers:

  • Public cloud ARR was $234 million, an increase of 68 percent (up 75 percent in constant currency)
  • Revenues of $430 million were down minus 12 percent year-over-year (minus 8 percent in constant currency)
  • Recurring revenues were $345 million, a decrease of 8 percent and 5 percent in local currency
  • Total annual recurring revenue (ARR) was $1.39 billion, down 3 percent year-over-year (up 1 percent in local currency)
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $55 million versus $117 million
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.33 versus $0.74

For the quarter, Teradata’s Q2 2022 overall revenues were down due to macroeconomic headwinds and a negative impact of pulling out of Russia, which accounted for 4 percent of revenues combined with other factors. However, the company exhibited strong growth in cloud annual recurring revenue of 68 percent year-over-year and 75 percent in constant currency. In addition, the company’s recurring revenue is now at 80 percent of its total revenue, demonstrating that analytics continues to be a mission-critical element for organizations as they seek to digitally transform themselves with analytics a key piece of that process.

Regionally, the Americas, which garners the greatest portion of revenues, declined 9 percent year-over-year and minus 8 percent in constant currency. In EMEA, its second largest region declined 20 percent year-over-year and minus 13 percent in constant currency. A key piece of the revenue decline was due to sunsetting operations in Russia due to its conflict in Ukraine. The Asia Pacific region declined 12 percent year-over-year and minus 3 percent in constant currency.

From a customer perspective, Teradata is highly focused on key vertical markets such as financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, and transportation. These segments typically have massive customer bases and more transactions than many industries and leverage data analytics across myriad functions daily to manage working capital and other strategies. For example, a category management team in a brick-and-mortar retailer might leverage analytics for product adjacency analysis or figuring out ways to make a high velocity item that is lower margin in nature more profitable by up and cross-selling higher margin items. Within the same organization, the marketing department might leverage the data for customer segmentation strategies or leverage analytics such as an RFM (recency, frequency, monetization) to find out which customers are more profitable or buy more often.

Overall, my impression is that Teradata is doing a good job of navigating headwinds onset by a weakening economy and impact due to the Russia and Ukraine war. The company is well positioned as organizations are seeking ways of harnessing their structured and non-structured data to strengthen operations and ultimately build competitive advantage. In addition, I see increased opportunity for Teradata as many organizations want their analytics in the cloud to make it easier for teams to share data internally and with their customers. In addition, a key trend in the data analytics world is organizations providing more intelligence to their customers via gated portals that offer more self-service and stickiness to reduce costs and increased profitability. For example, many organizations would prefer long-tail customers with less buying power to use the customer portal to order versus tying up a sales or customer service representative. I see this as boding well for Teradata and look for the company to maximize on these opportunities moving forward.

Teradata’s Q3 2022 earnings estimates are projected to be non-GAAP earnings per share to be in the range of $0.27 to $0.31 for the period.

Disclosure: Futurum Research is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of Futurum Research as a whole.

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About the Author

Michael Diamond is an industry analyst and foresight professional with 25 years of experience in the IT channel and market research industry. He is a route-to-market expert covering desktop and mobile devices, collaboration, contact center, ProAV, data center infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Futurum Research, Michael worked for The NPD Group as the sole industry analyst covering indirect channels, cybersecurity, SMB and vertical market trends, data center infrastructure (e.g., enterprise storage, servers, networking), ProAV and PCs. He has been quoted by media outlets such as Bloomberg, Kiplinger, TWICE, OPI (Office Products International), Apple World today, Dark Reading, Enterprise Storage Forum, Credit-Suisse, Footwear News, CRN (Computer Reseller News), Channel Futures and Into Tomorrow.  Michael has presented at myriad events including The Channel Company’s Xchange, The Global Technology Distribution Council’s summit, SMB TechFest and more.