What happened

Shares of MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB), an open-source database company, were falling today after the company reported its first-quarter 2021 results yesterday.

As of 1:06 p.m. EDT, the company's stock price was down 7.3%.

So what

MongoDB's revenue increased by 46% to $130.3 million in the first quarter, and the company reported a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.13. The company's results beat analysts' consensus estimates of a loss per share of $0.25 and revenue of $83.1 million.

MongoDB's chief executive officer, Dev Ittycheria, said on the company's first-quarter investor call, "Delivering such strong Q1 results in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and the associated economic disruption is a testament to the resiliency of our employees, the quality of our execution, the appeal of our technology and our positioning in the marketplace."

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But despite the company's revenue and earnings beat in the quarter, investors weren't as optimistic as MongoDB's management. The share price drop today is a reversal of the company's stock gain of more than 27.4% over the past three months.

Now what

MongoDB's management issued second-quarter guidance with revenue expected to be $126 million and the company seeing a loss per share of more than $0.39, both at the midpoint. For the full year, management estimates that sales will reach $525 million with a loss of about $1.28 per share.

For now, investors appear to be looking for something more from MongoDB despite the company's earnings beat in the most recent quarter.