Sunday , 26 May 2024

AI Cloud Computing (SaaS) Portfolio Down 6% In April

An original article by Lorimer Wilson, Founder and Managing Editor of munKNEE.com a site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds and your KEY to making money – which was first posted on TalkMarkets.com under the title “April Recap: Cloud Computing (SaaS) Portfolio Down 6% In April, Up 2.5% This Week” with 1029 pageviews to date.

Introduction

The cloud computing SaaS market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 11.7% between now and 2030 with 98% of companies globally relying on the cloud for at least one part of their business applications. This increased demand is causing the average rental rate of data centers to increase substantially (+14.5% in 2022; +18.6% last year) with a continued major increase expected in 2024.

There are 3 types of cloud computing service models, namely:

  1. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
    • IaaS, which accounts for 32.5% of cloud computing revenue (aka cloud infrastructure services) provides end users with cloud-based alternatives to on-premise, physical infrastructure, allowing businesses to purchase resources on-demand instead of the more costly venture of having to buy and manage hardware.
  2. PaaS (Platform as a Service)
    • PaaS, which accounts for 29.0% of cloud computing revenue (aka cloud platform services) provides developers with a framework, software and tools needed to build apps and software — all accessible through the internet.
  3. SaaS (Software as a Service)
    • SaaS, which accounts for 38.5% of cloud computing revenue (aka cloud application services), are built on IaaS or PaaS platforms and provide ready-to-use, out-of-the-box solutions that meet a company’s particular need (such as a website or email). (Source)
    • 70 of the 244 companies in the SaaS sector (see here) generate >65% of their revenue from recurring payments for cloud-based software (see here) of which 35 have market capitalizations of at least $10B with 10 of them having market capitalizations of $50B, or more, which accounts for 45% of the SaaS sector’s total revenue.

The munKNEE Cloud Computing (SaaS) Portfolio

The Portfolio (see below) consists of the 10 companies with minimum market capitalizations of $50B and they are listed below, in descending order, as to their stock performances last week and over the last 4 weeks, along with their company descriptions and any news, analyses or commentary related to their latest price action, where available:

  1. Snowflake (SNOW): up 8.7% this week; down 2.1% in April
  2. CloudStrike (CRWD): up 7.6% this week; down 5.2% in April:
  3. Intuit (INTU): up 5.2% this week; down 2.1% in April
  4. Adobe (ADBE): up 2.7% this week; down 5.4% in April
    • Company Description: offers a comprehensive suite of products and services catering to professionals, businesses, communicators, and consumers involved in creating, managing, delivering, and optimizing content across various digital media formats.
    • Article: Adobe Launches AI-Powered Mobile App for Creating Content
  5. Shopify (SHOP): up 2.4% this week; down 7.6% in April
  6. ServiceNow (NOW): up 1.4% this week; down 5.1% in April
  7. Salesforce (CRM): up 1.4% this week; down 8.9% in April
    • Company Description: a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) technology, operates through its comprehensive Customer 360 platform, encompassing sales, service, marketing, commerce, collaboration, integration, artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and more. (Source for this and other company descriptions below)
    • Article: Report: Salesforce-Informatica Deal Falls Apart
  8. Autodesk (ADSK): up 0.7% this week; down 16.3% in April
    • Company Description: a leading provider of three-dimensional (3D) design, engineering, and entertainment technology solutions, offering a comprehensive range of services across various industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media.
    • Article: Autodesk receives expected notification of deficiency from Nasdaq
  9. Workday (WDAY): down 0.5% this week; down 8.0% in April
    • Company Description: focused on finance and human resources, serving approximately 10,000 organizations with software-as-a-service solutions addressing diverse business challenges.
    • Article: None
  10. Atlassian (TEAM); down 6.3% this week; down 8.0% in April:

Summary

The Cloud Computing SaaS Portfolio was up 2.5% this week but went down 6.0% during the month of April, is now down 5.4% YTD.

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