Why DocuSign Stock Popped by Almost 5% Today

Next-generation document verification specialist DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU) recorded convincing beats on both the top and bottom lines for its latest reported quarter. Investors rewarded this feat by pushing the company's share price up by nearly 5% in Friday trading, a rate that vastly overshadowed the S&P 500 index's 0.7% decline.

Rises and beats for the fourth quarter

For its fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, DocuSign earned just over $712 million in revenue, representing 8% growth over the same period the previous fiscal year. Pundits tracking the stock were collectively modeling only $698 million and change for the key line item.

That was on the back of total billings that rose at a 13% year-over-year pace to land at slightly over $833 million.

Non-GAAP (adjusted) net income also saw a pleasing rise, advancing by a meaty 19% to more than $159 million, or $0.76 per share. Those DocuSign prognosticators were anticipating only $0.65.

Arguably the leading and most well recognized company in the e-document verification sphere, DocuSign benefited from heavier business from very large enterprises.

CEO Allan Thygesen said in an analyst call discussing the results that the company "substantially increased the amount of business from customers signing and renewing multiyear, multimillion dollar contracts with DocuSign, including Fortune 500 global leaders in energy, industrials, consumer goods, insurance and several federal and state government agencies."

Revenue growth expected for this year

DocuSign proffered guidance for both its current (first) quarter and the entirety of fiscal 2025. For the latter period, revenue should amount to $2.915 billion to $2.927 billion, higher than the $2.8 billion of fiscal 2024. Non-GAAP operating margin is forecast to be 26.5% to 28%. The company did not provide guidance for net income.

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