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Posts Tagged ‘SaaS’

DataDog Delivers Clarity

DataDog (DDOG) priced their IPO last night above the increased range at $27. Shares will begin trading today. Despite some broad selling in “high growth software stocks” today we expect the shares to do very well. Perhaps too well for investors to make any money after the open. DataDog is in the “next generation monitoring”…

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Dynatrace – The new kid in application performance management

Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) is coming public this week. They are in the application performance (APM) space which has been around forever but becomes ever more complex as technology advances and more pieces are added into the computing mix. The challenge scales in a non-linear fashion so every so often brand new tools are needed. In…

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Customer Centric Operations with Medallia

Medallia (MDLA)  joins the red-hot “New Enterprise SaaS” group with their IPO this week. They sit at the high end of the “customer management” space which has companies like Qualtrics (acquired by SAP during their IPO for $8B). Increasing recognition of this space may also be good for lower-end players like SurveyMonkey (SVMK). The whole…

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Parsing Slack

Slack (NYSE: WORK) is an important name in the enterprise SaaS space that plans a direct listing on June 20th. Investors have to consider the long-term positioning of this company in an increasingly crowded infrastructure market. At a high level, we’d say that Slack aims to be the ultimate “glue” between users and applications that…

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CrowdStrike Continues the Software Winning Streak

It’s been a hot market for “New Enterprise SaaS” companies and CrowdStrike (CRWD) has added fuel to the fire by pricing their IPO last night at $34 – that compares to the original $19-23 filing range! CrowdStrike has certainly positioned themselves aggressively as the “new enterprise cloud” for information security. By doing so they put…

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Fastly Joins the New Enterprise SaaS Group

The investor love affair with “developer friendly” enterprise SaaS is still in full bloom. The last entry into the market,  Zoom ($ZM), had a stunning debut. Our next contestant is Fastly ($FSLY) which is scheduled to price on Thursday night. We’ve been covering software infrastructure for 30 years. During the past ten (or so) it’s…

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Zoom Video Technology

This Thursday Zoom Video (NYSE: $ZM) will debut into a red-hot market for enterprise SaaS companies. The most recent, PagerDuty (NYSE: $PD) filed at $19-21, priced at $24 and is now trading close to $40/share. That’s about 25x trailing sales of $118M. That one is hard to buy at these prices. And if Zoom wasn’t…

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PagerDuty for On-Call Management

PagerDuty (NYSE:PD) is out marketing their IPO this week. They are doing a masterful job and positioning themselves as the new “brains” of the online world. You need to do that then you filing range is already at 13x revenues! It is a good story. Maybe not as good as a Twilio (TWLO) but if…

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Your Father’s Enterprise SaaS Company

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI $17-19) will be returning to the public markets this week after being taken private by private equity firms Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo in February of 2016 in a $4.5B deal. In the middle of the range, the company would have a market capitalization of $5.4B. Post-IPO these PE companies will still…

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Weaponized Analytics?

This week the deal we are digging into is Anaplan (NYSE: $PLAN) which priced last night at $17, well above the proposed range of $13-15. It’s a good old-fashioned enterprise SaaS company at the highest end of the “enterprise performance management” segment. Earlier this year we saw Adaptive Insights ($ADIN) get snatched from the IPO…

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