SentinelOne shareholders not satisfied despite 40% revenue growth

SentinelOne shareholders not satisfied despite 40% revenue growth

SentinelOne was able to post fine revenue figures during the first quarter. Revenue of $186.4 million was achieved, representing a 40 percent increase over the same period last year.

SentinelOne opens the fiscal year 2025 positively, with an excellent 40 percent YoY revenue growth. CEO Tomer Weingarten calls this “an important milestone in our growth trajectory,” further citing that the company can start the year with positive free cash flow for the first time.

AI investment didn’t deliver enough

The company also recorded a revenue increase in subscription-based services, up to $762 million (35% YoY increase). According to Weingarten, it is a clear sign that SentinelOne made the right choice to focus on AI technology. “Our advances in AI are redefining cybersecurity and setting new industry standards in terms of superior security, simplicity and savings for enterprises.”

Shareholders, however, were not pleased with the result. Analysts expected an increase to $765.2 million. SentinelOne was punished in after-hours trading, with shares dropping 12 percent in value.

Looking ahead, SentinelOne set its expectations for the full fiscal year at between $808 million and $815 million in revenue. “With our industry-leading technology and tremendous market opportunities, we expect to achieve the best growth in the segment again this year,” stated Dave Bernhardt, CFO of SentinelOne. Further, these numbers will not have shareholders as positive as Bernhardt. At the end of the previous fiscal year, the company was still betting on forecasts between $812 million and $818 million. The $817.5 million predicted by analysts at that time could only be achieved in the best scenario but has now been completely dismissed. For the second quarter, revenue expectations are at $197 million.

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