Trading Zoom After Fiscal Q4 2024 Performance

February 29, 2024 01:17

Zoom Video Communications made headlines during the pandemic as an alternative way to conduct business and connect with friends and family remotely. The stock has now been trying to find its way in a very different economy with fewer restrictions on travel. Learn more about Zoom's fiscal fourth-quarter performance and what the analysts are forecasting for the stock. 

Stock: Zoom Video Communications
Symbol for Invest.MT5 Account: ZOOM
Date of Idea: 28 February 2024
Time Line: 1 - 6 months
Entry Level: $70.00
Target Level: $100.00
Position Size for Invest.MT5 Account: Max 5%
Risk: High
  • The Invest.MT5 account allows you to buy real stocks and shares from 15 of the largest stock exchanges in the world.

All trading is high risk and you can lose more than you risk on a trade. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, as some trades will lose and some trades will win. Start small to understand your own risk tolerance levels or practice on a demo account first to build your knowledge before investing. 

Zoom Fiscal Q4 2024 Performance

Here are some of the key highlights from the latest fiscal fourth-quarter 2024 earnings report from Zoom: 

  • Earnings per share of $1.22 vs $1.15 expected 
  • Revenue of $1.15 billion vs $1.13 billion expected 
  • Net income of $298.8 million compared with a net loss in the prior year for the same quarter 
  • 220,400 enterprise customers, up from 219,700 from the prior quarter 

On the face of it, Zoom beat analyst expectations on both earnings and revenue figures. There also seems to be a turnaround from last year which reported a net quarterly loss. According to Kelly Steckelberg, Zoom's chief financial officer, growth would have been faster if not for the company reorganization in the sales team which took longer than expected to recover from.  

The increase in enterprise customers is a good sign of its sales team restructuring, but it is early days and anything can happen throughout the year. There may be some untapped revenue in Zoom's Team Chat migration tool which saw a 4x increase in downloads over the last six months - without much marketing.  

However, in the earnings call, Zoom's management team highlighted that for the fiscal first quarter, Zoom's revenue is forecasted to be below what analysts had estimated. Furthermore, and more worryingly, Zoom's forecast for the 2025 fiscal year is for a 1.6% revenue growth which many investors would consider low for a tech company.   

This is perhaps one of the reasons there are more analysts with a hold and sell rating on the stock than a buy rating, as shown below. Even with a small share price rise after the earnings report the stock is still down around 88% from its all-time high in October 2020. 

Zoom Stock Forecast - What do the Analysts Say?

According to analysts polled by TipRanks for a Zoom stock forecast in the past 3 months, there are currently 2 buy, 5 hold and 2 sell ratings on the stock. The highest price level for a Zoom stock forecast is $100.00 with the lowest price target at $60.00. 

The average price target for a Zoom stock forecast is $76.25.

Source: TipRanks, 27 February 2024


An Example Trading Idea for the Zoom Stock Price

An example trading idea for the Zoom share price could be as follows:  

  • Buy the stock on a break above the post-earnings high at $70.00 to allow for volatility. 
  • Target just below the highest analyst price target of $100.00. 
  • Keep your risk small at a maximum of 5% of your total account.   
  • Time Line = 1 – 6 months  
  • If you buy 10 Zoom shares:  
    • If target is reached = $300.00 potential profit [($100.00 - $70.00) * 10 shares].

Remember that markets go up and down and it is unlikely the share price will move up in a straight line. In fact, it may even go much further down before it rises, especially considering the stock is down 88% from its record high and has struggled to regain the demand it had from the pandemic period.

Be sure to exercise good risk management and always know how much you could potentially lose on a trade and the risks involved, as well as the costs.

With the Admirals Invest.MT5 account you can buy and sell US stocks with a commission from $0.02 per share. This means buying 10 shares in Zoom stock would result in a commission of $0.20 ($0.02 * 10 shares) for executing a per-side transaction.

There is a low minimum transaction fee of $1. So, the example trading idea above would result in a commission of just $1 overall! 

How to Buy Zoom Stock in 4 Steps  

With Admirals, you can buy shares in companies like Zoom with a low commission of just $0.02 per share and a low minimum commission of just $1 on US stocks. 

  1. Open an account with Admirals to access the dashboard.   
  2. Click on Trade on one of your live or demo accounts to open the web platform.   
  3. Search for your stock in the search window at the top right to view the live price chart. 
  4. Click Create New Order from the bottom of the screen to open the trading ticket. 
Source: Admirals MetaTrader 5. Zoom. Monthly. Date: January 2019 to Feb 2024, captured on 27 Feb 2024. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results or future performance.


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This means you can trade long and short to potentially profit from rising and falling stock prices.


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Jitanchandra Solanki
Jitanchandra Solanki Financial Markets Author, Admirals London

Jitanchandra is a financial markets author with more than 15 years experience trading currencies, indices and US equities. He is an accredited Market Technician with a BA Hons degree.