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This underrated stock could add 25% to your portfolio

9th Jul 24 8:19 am

Traders and investors seeking software-specific picks might consider JFrog Ltd. (FROG) for its strong growth and credible positioning in the DevOps space.

Tradequotex.com analyst Rahul Nambiampurath believes that FROG’s focus on scalability, high security, and full automation makes it one of the best IT-related prospects in the short-to-medium term.

The stock is up 9.49% year-to-date, solidifying its presence in a segment filled with stalwarts like GitLab, Atlassian, and more.

“The recent acquisition of Qwak AI, an AI and MLOps platform provider, is set to enhance JFrog’s machine learning capabilities, positioning it as a leader in providing a unified platform for DevOps, Security, and MLOps,” adds Rahul.

What makes FROG a lucrative investment opportunity?

Based on Rahul’s detailed analysis, JFrog has the following pointers working in its favour fundamentally:

  1. Access to on-premise and cloud-based scaling solutions
  2. AI integration, primarily led by the Qwak AI acquisition
  3. Leader in Binary Management, with strategic partnerships with Microsoft
  4. Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of $100,000 and increasing

Adding to these credentials are the strong financial highlights, underscored by the Q1 2024 financial report, released on May 9, 2024:

  • Revenue: $100.3 million, up 25% year-over-year.
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $0.16 per share, beating estimates by $1.6 million.
  • Gross Profit: $79.7 million with a 79.5% gross margin.
  • Subscription Revenue: $95.4 million, driven by strong demand for self-managed and SaaS solutions.
  • License Revenue: $4.9 million, indicating stable growth in licensing.
  • Operating Expenses: $96.3 million, reflecting significant investment in R&D, sales, and marketing.

Even the Q2 2024 outlook (guidance) was released, due on August 10, 2024, highlighting the following growth metrics:

  • Revenue: Expected between $103 million and $104 million.
  • Non-GAAP EPS: Projected between $0.13 and $0.15.

Rahul believes that JFrog’s projected Q2 2024 revenue of $103-$104 million and non-GAAP EPS of $0.13-$0.15 indicate strong financial health and sustained growth, which is a possible reason why analysts are going bullish with the forecasts.

What are the charts hinting at?

The daily chart of FROG hints at growing bullish sentiments, even in terms of price action. Notice how the price is trying to break past the upper trendline of the pennant formation. While bulls are still indecisive, higher lows and higher highs are filled with optimism.

FROG daily chart: TradingView

However, $41.25 is still a key level for FROG to break through. If that level is breached, you can expect a strong move towards $49, translating to a 35% surge from the current level.

Rahul’s positive analysis is further validated by the analysts at Barclays, who recently tagged FROG as overweight and set a price target of $50.

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