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5 Stellar Earnings Every Company and Investor Should Envy

24/7 Wall St. has collected an assortment of companies that completely blew out their earnings this past week. They are based on strong growth from the same quarter of the previous year, as well as a beat on what analysts expected — and of course which stocks rallied after each report. We have included the 52-week trading range and the lowest share price for the week.

Tableau Software

Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) reported its first-quarter earnings results, and this is one of those situations where very strong earnings trumps the concerns over very high valuations. With a 75% gain in revenue to $130.1 million and with non-GAAP earnings of $0.08 per share, the company handily beat expectations of -$0.03 per share and $115.3 million in revenues.

While the company’s total revenue grew 75%, the license revenue grew 74% to $84.4 million. International revenue grew by 89% to $31.7 million. Tableau also said that it added more than 2,600 new customer accounts and that it closed 249 transactions that were greater than $100,000 each. Shares of Tableau were trading at $110.69 as trading concluded on Friday, compared to a low of $94.79 on the week. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $52.02 to $112.55.

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SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed Thursday. The company had $0.20 in earnings per share (EPS) on $86.4 million in revenue. Thomson Reuters had consensus estimates of $0.08 in EPS on revenue of $72.77 million.

For the fiscal fourth quarter, SolarEdge expects revenues to be in the range of $92 million to $96 million and gross margins to be between 26% and 28%. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.09 and $82.45 million in revenue. SolarEdge shares ended the week at $31.10, in a post-IPO trading range of $19.49 to $32.00. The stock’s lowest price last week was $25.22.

Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The China-based Internet giant reported adjusted diluted earnings per American depositary share (ADS) of $0.48 on revenues of $2.81 billion. Fourth-quarter results compare to the consensus estimates for EPS of $0.42 on revenues of $2.77 billion. What really stood out in the report was that Alibaba is winning in mobile, and investors were very scared going into earnings.

The number of active buyers on Alibaba’s retail marketplaces totaled 350 million at the end of March, up 37% year-over-year. Mobile active users rose 77% from 265 million at the end of December to 289 million at the end of March. Mobile revenue from the China commerce retail business rose 352% to $846 million, or 40% of the company’s total China commerce retail business. Shares of Alibaba were at $87.06, versus the low of $77.77 on the week. The stock has a post-IPO trading range of $77.77 to $120.00.

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Disney

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened Tuesday. The Mouse House had $1.23 in EPS on $12.46 billion in revenue. That compared to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $1.11 in EPS and $12.25 billion in revenue. In the same period of last year, it had $1.11 in EPS on $11.65 in revenue. Shares of Disney were trading at $110.11 on Friday’s close, up from a low on the week of $108.72. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $78.54 to $113.30. Disney’s stock price almost certainly would have rallied more this week had the market not been jittery, and this was one of the most upbeat of all Dow earnings reports, aside from Apple’s.

Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s comments on earnings indicated that the company fired on all cylinders:

Our second quarter performance, marked by increased revenue, net income and EPS of $1.23, demonstrates the incredible ability of our strong brands and quality content to drive results. The power of this winning combination is once again reflected in the phenomenal worldwide success of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has opened at number one in every market so far.

CyberArk Software

CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) released its most recent financial results Thursday after the markets closed. The cybersecurity firm reported $0.16 in EPS on $32.9 million in revenue, compared to the previous year’s net loss of $0.14 per share on revenue of $17.4 million.

For the second quarter, revenue is expected to be in the range of $31.5 million to $32.5 million, which represents 48% to 52% year-over-year growth. EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.04 to $0.06. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.04 and $30.07 million in revenue. CyberArk shares closed at $66.13 on Friday, versus a low on the week of $60.40. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $22.12 to $70.48.

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Another solid post-earnings mover was Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), handily beating earnings and punishing Bill Ackman. Still, this gets only an honorable mention because it was not a report of growth.