Listed here are some highlights of two revolutionary corporations that beat expectations because of the growing demand for provide chain options and cybersecurity. We additionally talk about a groundbreaking know-how that helps to deal with nearsightedness.
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ROBO: Manhattan Associates Beats Income & Earnings Expectations
Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), a number one supplier of unified omnichannel and digital provide chain options and a member of our ROBO index, works with blue chip clients worldwide, resembling DHL, Adidas, Sysco, and Walgreens Boots Alliance. The corporate beat expectations on income and earnings for the second quarter and raised steerage for the second time this 12 months, seeing outperformance throughout the board throughout verticals resembling retail, manufacturing, and wholesale.
There was additionally demand from each new and current clients, representing roughly a 50/50 break up of complete bookings for the second quarter. Over the last quarter, Manhattan Associates went reside with over 100 new cloud clients who have been searching for methods to higher navigate difficult provide chains and inflationary stress with higher operations and stock administration. Additionally breaking pattern vs most others, the corporate employed over 300 folks within the first half of the 12 months whereas shopping for again inventory – displaying administration’s sturdy confidence.
THNQ: AI-powered Safety Supplier Posts Highest Billings in Years
Palo Alto Networks, a world cybersecurity chief and a member of the THNQ index, delivered sturdy billings efficiency with better-than-expected steerage for fiscal 2023. Revenues elevated 27% YoY, whereas billings rose 44% YoY—the very best they’ve reported in 4 years—pushed by sturdy demand for its cloud-based firewall options. Whereas provide constraints might be a headwind for a number of quarters, they’re beginning to see indicators of easing.
Over the approaching quarters, Palo Alto Networks ought to proceed to profit from cybersecurity tailwinds as clients search out AI-driven options for sooner detection and investigations amid growing digital threats. With a brand new product cycle of their next-generation platform, $925m inventory buyback program and powerful steadiness sheet, Palo Alto Networks is poised to outperform its friends.
HTEC: Nearsightedness No Extra? Staar Surgical’s Imaginative and prescient is Crystal Clear
HTEC member Staar Surgical simply launched within the US, and we imagine it will drive a brand new period of development for years to return. Staar is the worldwide producer of a proprietary EVO Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), which is implanted within the eye to deal with myopia, or nearsightedness. The EVO process is very efficient and competes with different remedies for myopia, resembling eyeglasses, contact lenses, or different surgical procedures like LASIK. In contrast to contacts, EVO doesn’t trigger dry eye. Moreover, the EVO process wholly preserves the attention and is 100% reversible—in contrast to LASIK, which makes use of a laser to chop tissue from the entrance of the cornea, which is a everlasting alteration.
Since launching in China in 2006, Staar Surgical has achieved 20% market share. Regardless of the current lockdowns in China, the corporate not too long ago introduced one other report quarter. We imagine this momentum might be sustained following FDA approval and US launch earlier this 12 months. To make sure this, Staar has invested closely in advertising, together with the current partnership with Joe Jonas to share his personal optimistic EVO expertise together with his 30 million followers on social media.