Why Is Palantir (PLTR) Stock Up 16% Today?


  • Palantir (PLTR) stock is rising alongside its Q1 earnings report.
  • Adjusted EPS of 5 cents beat out Wall Street’s estimate of 4 cents per share.
  • Revenue of $525.19 million also came in above analysts’ estimate of $505.94 million.
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Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) stock is on the rise Tuesday morning after the company posted earnings for the first quarter of 2023.

That earnings report starts out positive for PLTR stock with its adjusted earnings per share of 5 cents. That’s better than the 4 cents per share Wall Street was expecting for the quarter. It’s also a 150% jump from the 2 cents reported in the first quarter of 2022.

To go along with that, Palantir’s revenue for the first quarter of the year came in at $525.19 million. Yet again, that’s above analysts’ revenue estimate of $505.94 million. It also represents an 18% gain year-over-year from $446.36 million.

Alexander Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir, said the following in the earnings report:

“We were profitable again this quarter… And we now anticipate that we will remain profitable each quarter through the end of the year. The depth of engagement with and demand for our new Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) is without precedent.”

Guidance Boosts PLTR Stock

Palantir’s outlook for the full year of 2023 has it expecting revenue between $2.185 billion and $2.235 billion. With a midpoint of $2.21 billion, that’s sitting just above Wall Street’s revenue estimate of $2.2 billion for the year.

Investors are reacting well to this earnings report with shares of PLTR stock climbing 15.8% higher as of Tuesday morning.

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