Will Splunk Inc (SPLK) Earnings Keep Lagging Its Sales Growth?

One interesting threat to Splunk and its peers could come from the heightened attention that government data-snooping efforts have gotten recently. Already, many consumers find it somewhat unnerving to find highly targeted ads based on information that they thought was private, and ironically, as Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK) and others develop tools that become more effective at mining data, the backlash could become even more severe.

In the Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK) earnings report, watch to see whether the company can reverse its earnings disappointment from its previous quarter. If it can reassure investors that profits will eventually result from strong revenue growth, then Splunk has plenty of upside potential left.


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