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      Pure Storage (PSTG) Stock Spikes After Impressive Results

      By Fahim Awan

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      November 30, 2023

      10:41 AM UTC

      Pure Storage (PSTG) Stock Spikes After Impressive Results

      Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE: PSTG) shares surged by 5.74% on Wednesday, concluding the trading session at $37.93. This upward momentum in Pure Storage stock was precipitated by the disclosure of its quarterly results following the market’s closure.

      In its financial report for the third quarter of fiscal 2024, concluded on November 5, 2023, Pure Storage (PSTG) unveiled impressive figures. The company sustained remarkable growth in its Evergreen Storage-as-a-Service consumption services, furnishing clients with a Cloud Operating Model tailored for their multi-cloud infrastructure.

      PSTG distinguished itself by establishing stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that assure uninterrupted operations during change management, devoid of disruptions. Additionally, it guarantees the absence of future data migrations necessitated by hardware alterations or replacements. All these accomplishments have been achieved concurrently with the streamlining of data storage operations, optimization of cloud storage, and a reduction in associated costs.

      For the quarter, Pure Storage reported a revenue of $762.8 million, reflecting a 13% year-over-year increase. Subscription services revenue witnessed a substantial 26% year-over-year growth, reaching $309.6 million. The Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) from subscriptions also experienced a corresponding 26% year-over-year surge, reaching $1.3 billion.

      The Remaining Performance Obligations (RPO) for the quarter stood at $2.0 billion, indicating a robust 30% year-over-year upswing. The gross margin was recorded at 72.5%, and Pure Storage achieved an operating income of $74.2 million. As of the quarter’s conclusion, PSTG held a total of $1.35 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. Furthermore, Pure Storage executed share repurchases amounting to approximately $22.4 million in Q3, totaling 0.6 million shares.

      In response to the challenges posed by escalating electricity costs and rack unit space management, PSTG innovatively introduced a pioneering program. This program shoulders the responsibility of covering power and rack space expenses for customers utilizing the Evergreen//One Storage-as-a-Service and Evergreen//Flex subscription models.

      During the quarter, Pure Storage implemented three new SLA guarantees focusing on No Data Migration, Zero Data Loss, and Power and Space Efficiency across its Evergreen product family (//Forever, //One, //Flex). Simultaneously, the shipping of FlashArray//E commenced, completing the //E product family.

      This range, starting from 1 PB, extends Pure’s commitment to all-flash technology, infiltrating the heart of the conventional disk market. Notably, Pure Storage secured its position as a leader for the third consecutive year in the rapidly expanding storage market for unstructured data.

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