Here’s why IronNet shares are up about 30% on Wednesday morning

on Sep 15, 2021
  • IronNet says its revenue in Q2 came in lower than last year.
  • The cybersecurity firm's customer count more than doubled to 51.
  • IronNet shares are still up about 30% on Wednesday morning.

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IronNet Inc (NYSE: IRNT) said late on Tuesday its revenue came in lower than last year in the fiscal second quarter. Shares of the company, however, jumped about 30% this morning as investors focused more on the customer count that more than doubled from the same quarter last year.  

“New customer momentum so far in the second half of our fiscal year is strong and already includes an authorization to proceed with the first instalment of a deployment in a significant defence industrial base customer group,” co-CEO William Welch said in the earnings press release.

Q2 financial performance

IronNet said its revenue printed at $6.1 million in the second quarter versus the year-ago figure of $7.9 million, despite a growth in subscription revenue to $5.8 million from last year’s $5.3 million. The cybersecurity company saw $17.2 million of net loss in Q2 – an increase from $14.3 million in the comparable quarter of the previous year.

Cash stature and ARR

The NYSE-listed firm valued its cash and equivalents at $14.1 million at the end of the second quarter. IronNet now serves 51 customers compared to 22 customers only in Q2 of fiscal 2021. Its annual recurring revenue (ARR) also noted a year-over-year growth in the recent quarter to $24.1 million.

Guidance for the full year

For the full financial year, IronNet now forecasts $75 million of ARR on up to $45 million in revenue.

“Our cloud focus coupled with the large deal formation that we are seeing reflects IronNet’s ease of deployment and increasing market recognition, which keeps us on pace to double ARR in the third quarter and meet our growth objectives for the full year,” said CFO James Gerber.

IronNet stock has now more than doubled since the $2.42 billion company completed its business combination with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp late last month.


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