The Reason I'm Worried About Workday

As a group, new offerings have outperformed the broader market this year -- up 14% versus an 11.8% return for the S&P 500. Workday (NYSE: WDAY  ) deserves some credit for the win. The cloud-based provider of human resources and financial management software has seen its shares soar from its $28 issue price.

Foolish investors have yet to get behind the stock, and I can't blame them. The company is courting competition from the likes not only of NetSuite (NYSE: N  ) in financial management and Informatica (Nasdaq: INFA  ) in integration but also one of its signature customers: salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM  ) . Find out more in the following video.

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  • Report this Comment On November 28, 2012, at 4:27 PM, mxberp wrote:

    Tim....this is Peoplesoft, Oracle and SAP in the cloud...you are looking at the wrong comparisons...this is ERP not social networking.

  • Report this Comment On November 28, 2012, at 5:25 PM, DamienDraco wrote:

    This is just another wall street scam where underwriters such as GS and JPM make an IPO where only 5% of the company shares are sold and then lowball the estimates to pump the stock furter up. WDAY had revenues of 62,7 MUSD in Q2 and an estimate of 64 MUSD is ridiculous when the market cap of the company is over 8 billion USD and the quarterly growth rate has been 20%. No wonder that the revenues blast past the estimates with about 15% so that this overvalued stock can be pumped up even further. The market is always right?.....I don't think so.

  • Report this Comment On November 28, 2012, at 5:53 PM, BobSmith186252 wrote:

    Tim, very short sighted view on this terrific stock. Please focus on comparisons that are relevant. Thanks.

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