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SeekingAlpha  Aug 23  Comment 
By Weighing Machine: Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) shares soared following the release of 2Q numbers and increased guidance for the full year. Taking a step back from the figures we've been directed to look at (Adjusted EBITDA, revenue backlog, etc.),...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 22  Comment 
By Trefis: Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) reported its fiscal Q2 2015 results on August 21. (Fiscal years end with January.) Revenues topped the consensus estimate of $1,288 million, growing 38% to reach $1,319 million. The company also exceed analyst...
Forbes  Aug 22  Comment 
Snowden's revelations dented Salesforce's European business, but the company's on it.
TechCrunch  Aug 22  Comment 
 In the immediate period after it reported its earnings yesterday after the bell, Salesforce slipped around 1 percent. Today, the company closed regular trading up more than 7 percent. Salesforce is now worth $33.87 billion. The share price rise...
Benzinga  Aug 22  Comment 
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) gained more than eight percent in late-day trading Friday after it posted a 38 percent increase in second-quarter sales. The company, which provides customer service technology, swung to an adjusted loss of $0.15 a...
TheStreet.com  Aug 22  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) –- Why are shares of a technology company that reported 40% revenue growth only up about 9% the day after? That's the problem with Salesforce.com Friday despite being an incredible growth story that could provide a buying...
StreetInsider.com  Aug 22  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Angie%27s+List+%28ANGI%29+Cuts+Salesforce+by+97/9776861.html for the full story.
MarketWatch  Aug 22  Comment 
Tech stocks were mixed in early trading Friday, with Salesforce.com Inc. and GameStop Inc. among the notable gainers. Salesforce shares rose 5% to $58.54 and GameStop was up by almost 7% at $43.22 on upbeat reaction to both companies'...
Motley Fool  Aug 22  Comment 
Another solid quarter from salesforce.com. But is "solid" enough for this hot growth stock?
Jutia Group  Aug 22  Comment 
[Zacks] - CRM platform provider salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) reported wider-than-expected adjusted loss in the second-quarter of fiscal 2015. Read more on this. Salesforce.com, Inc (CRM), with a current market cap of $35.96B, finished yesterday at...




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Salesforce.com provides enterprise cloud computing applications such as customer and collaboration relationship management (CRM) to businesses of various sizes and industries.[1] By providing subscription-based CRM applications to record, track, manage, and analyze data concerning sales, customer service and support, and marketing operations, Salesforce.com's CRM applications provide customers the ability to build these systems without investing in new software, hardware, and other infrastructure.[2] Salesforce.com's main products and services include CRM applications, the Force.com, AppExchange, and related consulting and maintenance services. Salesforce.com has over 92,000 customers worldwide and derives more than 30% of its revenue from overseas sales. While providing a potential less expensive platform, Salesforce.com faces heavy competition from large business customers who have greater resources and entrenched customer relationships with larger businesses.[3] As these businesses compete for cost conscience customers , profit margins continued to remain depressed.[4]


Business Growth

Through the acquisitions of InStranet in 2008 and Jigsaw in 2010, Salesforce.com has increased its offerings of software-as-a-service, or SaaS, and expanded into adjacent markets.[5] Salesforce.com has developed business applications beyond CRM applications that are designed to attract larger businesses as well.[6]

Trends and Forces

High-degree of competition threatens Salesforce.com's market share and profitability

With greater resources and established relationships with large business customers, large enterprise software companies like SAP and Oracle (ORCL) are a significant threat to Salesforce.com's ability to grow into new markets.[7] In addition, these companies have the ability to develop large research and development facilities, which put pressure on Salesforce.com to develop and market new products and services. In response, Salesforce.com has expanded its product lines through key acquisitions in 2008 and 2010.[8]


Salesforce.com's cloud-based platforms also face competition from cloud-computing rivals like Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) as well as from open-source alternatives like SugarCRM.[9] These companies are market similar platforms to those marketed by Salesforce.com that have similar price-advantages that attracted small and medium-sized businesses to Salesforce.com.[10]


Salesforce.com declining 2011 profitability margins partially reflect increased competition in the CRM space as software providers compete for cost-sensitive contracts.[11] In addition, many of Salesforce.com's SaaS competitors have the potential of taking away clients and revenue from the Company.[12]

Salesforce.com needs growth to keep pace with high customer acquisition costs

Salesforce.com's marketing expenses represent almost half of the Company's revenue. While marketing expense represent one type of cost, it illustrates how critical scale is to the Company's profitability.[13] Compared to those of its competitors SAP AG (SAP) and Oracle (ORCL), Salesforce.com operating margins are below industry average.[14] With larger deals, Salesforce.com lowers its customer acquisition costs. In response, Salesforce.com has launched products designed to increase investment in the Company's services. Force.com and Chatter Cloud both represent newly-launched products designed to attract customers to a "suite" of Salesforce.com offerings.[15]

Competition

Within the CRM-space, Salesforce.com's competitors offer open-source, SaaS, and traditional software solutions.[16] Competition is high,which has led to relatively diminished margins for Salesforces.com. Its key competitors include:



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