Should you buy or sell Varonis stock as shares plunge despite its Q3 beat?
- Varonis shares on Tuesday plunged more than 6% after announcing its most recent quarterly results.
- The company reported its FQ3 results Monday after markets closed, beating analyst expectations.
- The VRNS stock offers exciting growth prospects at a steep valuation.
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On Tuesday, Varonis Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS) shares plunged more than 6% despite posting solid fiscal third-quarter results. The company announced its most recent quarterly results Monday after markets closed, beating the consensus analyst estimate for revenue and earnings.
Varonis posted fiscal Q3 non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.05, smashing the consensus Street estimate of $0.02. On the other hand, its GAAP EPS of -$0.22 missed the average for analyst expectations of -$0.18, while revenue for the quarter surged 30.8% from the third quarter in 2020 to $100.4 million, $2.95 above expectations.
Should you bet on Varoni’s growth?
From an investment perspective, Varonis shares trade at a steep forward P/E ratio of 352.13, making the stock too expensive for value investors.
However, the company offers exciting growth prospects with analysts forecasting earnings per share growth of more than 327% this year and average annual growth of about 48% over the next five years.
Therefore, although Varonis shares seem steeply valued, the stock could be a compelling option for long-term growth investors.
Technically, Varonis shares seem to have recently completed a downward breakout from an ascending channel formation in the intraday chart. As a result, the stock has fallen to find support off the 100-day moving average, creating a perfect opportunity for a rebound.
Therefore, with shares trading off overbought conditions, investors could target potential rebounds at about $65.36, or higher at $67.92. On the other hand, if the decline continues, VRNS could find support at about $59.35, or lower at $56.67.
The pullback could be an opportunity
In summary, although Varonis shares trade at steep valuation multiples, the company offers exciting growth prospects, thus making it perfect for growth investors.
Therefore, with shares seemingly finding support from the 100-day moving average, it could be a perfect time to target a rebound.
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