- CrowdStrike shares closed up 14.8% on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected sales.
- The rally added about $2.2 billion to the company's market cap.
- The security software company held its IPO in June, and is one of several cloud-based software companies to reward public market investors this year.
CrowdStrike shares closed up 14.8% on Friday after the cybersecurity company beat expectations for sales in its first earnings report since going public.
The rally added about $2.2 billion to the company's market cap, which now sits at nearly $16.7 billion.
Here are the results for the fiscal first quarter:
- Loss per share: 47 cents versus 47 cents estimated, according to Refinitiv.
- Revenue: $96.1 million versus $95.6 million estimated, according to Refinitiv.
CrowdStrike said it expects a loss of 23 to 24 cents per share in its fiscal second quarter, on $103 million to $104 million in revenue. The company's forecast for the full year was a loss of 70 to 72 cents per share and $430.2 million to $436.4 million in revenue.
The company, which raised over $600 million in its IPO last month, provides cloud-based security technology and consulting services, including for investigations. After climbing as high as $85.85 on Friday, the stock has jumped more than 150% from its $34 IPO price.
CEO George Kurtz told CNBC June 12, at the company's debut, that CrowdStrike is comparable to companies like ServiceNow, Salesforce and Workday, which are all benefiting as more corporations move to cloud services.