HR Software Maker Workday Disappoints With Weak Forecast

February 29, 2016, 10:00 PM UTC
Workday Inc. Chairman & Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri Interview
Aneel Bhusri, chairman, co-founder and co-chief executive officer at Workday Inc., stands for a photograph after a Bloomberg West Television Interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Workday Inc. provides human capital, spend, and financial management, as well as payroll, initiatives, and higher education solutions for finance, healthcare, manufacturing, education, and technology industries. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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(Reuters) – Human resources software maker Workday forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts’ expectations amid wide-spread worries about signs of weak demand.

The company, which makes software to manage employee performance, payroll and expense, forecast revenue of $337 million-$339 million for the first quarter ending April.

Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $343.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Workday‘s shares (WDAY) were down nearly 3% in extended trading on Monday.

Shares of cloud-computing companies, including Workday, were hit this month after weak sales forecast from Tableau Software Inc sparked worries about valuations and potentially sluggish enterprise IT spending.

Workday reported a bigger net loss for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, hurt by higher spending on sales, marketing and product development.

The company’s net loss widened to $81.1 million, or 42 cents per share, from $59.5 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier.

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On an adjusted basis, the company reported a loss of 1 cent per share.

Revenue rose to $323.4 million from $226.3 million.

Analysts had expected a loss of 5 cents per share and revenue of $319.6 million.

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