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Why Axon Enterprise Stock Jumped Today

By Joe Tenebruso – Nov 16, 2021 at 5:19PM

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The body-camera leader has a long runway for growth still ahead.

What happened

Shares of Axon Enterprise (AXON -1.13%) popped 6.2% on Tuesday after the public safety equipment and technology provider delivered strong third-quarter earnings results. 

So what

Axon's revenue surged 39% year over year to $232 million. The gains were broad-based. Revenue in the company's Taser, Axon Cloud, and sensors divisions climbed 44%, 39%, and 29%, respectively. 

Axon said its customers are purchasing a broader array of its offerings, such as Taser devices, body cameras, and digital evidence management software. This dynamic can be seen in Axon's impressive net revenue retention rate of 119%.

A police officer is talking with two kids.

Axon Enterprise is helping police officers protect their communities. Image source: Getty Images.

Better still, Axon is becoming more profitable as it scales its operations. Its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) soared 50% to $51 million. 

Now what

Management projects that Axon will achieve the top end of its revenue guidance of $840 million to $850 million, which would represent growth of roughly 25%. The company also boosted its adjusted EBITDA forecast to between $163 million and $168 million, up from its prior guidance of $155 million to $160 million.

Moreover, Axon now pegs its total addressable market at a whopping $52 billion, nearly double its previous estimate of $27 billion. New products, new customer segments, and international expansion are all helping to widen Axon's market opportunity.

"We are on pace to becoming a substantially larger business in the coming years," CEO Patrick Smith said during a conference call with analysts. 

Joe Tenebruso has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Axon Enterprise. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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