C3.ai, Inc. (AI) stock prices were up by 6.12% as of the market closing on June 2nd, 2021, bringing the price per share up to USD$76.15 at the end of the trading day. After-hours trading saw the stock fall by 8.93%, bringing it down to USD$69.35.
Total revenues reported for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021 amounted to USD$52.3 million. This is representative of a 26% year-over-year increase from the USD$41.6 million reported for the same quarter of the prior year. Revenue generated from paid subscriptions was reported at USD$43.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, representing a 17% year-over-year increase from the USD$36.8 million reported from the same quarter of the prior year.
Gross profits for the quarter of fiscal 2021 were reported at USD$40.6 million, up from the USD$32.1 million reported for the same time period of the prior year, representing a 26% year-over-year increase. Gross margins were up from 77% in the year-ago quarter to 78% in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021.
Expansion of Strategic Partnerships
The company recently developed its market-partner ecosystem to expand its global distribution and service capabilities. Over the course of Q1 2021, AI expanded its relationship with its strategic partner, the leading financial tech company FIS. This move facilitated the launch of joint solutions for the financial services industry, including AI-powered FI Credit intelligence. This is a development of the previously announced launch of the AI-powered FIS AML Compliance Hub.
Scope of Operations
As of April 30th, 2021, the company reported operating at a massive scale, with C3 AI Suite and Applications having been integrated with a surplus of 800 unique enterprise and extra price data sources. 4.8 million concurrent production AI models were also managed, as well as 1.5 billion predictions being processed per day. As of that date, the company reported 30.5 billion machine learning features being evaluated daily.
Open Energy AI Initiative
Collaborating with Shell and Microsoft, AI further developed the Open Energy AI Initiative, the open marketplace for the company’s proprietary energy applications. Having been announced in February 2021, the open energy AI Initiative was designed to speed up the deployment and availability of enterprise AI solutions to the energy industry. This will be done by facilitating the provision of a framework for energy operators, service providers, equipment providers, and independent software vendors to offer interoperable solutions that will be powered by C3 AI Suite and Microsoft Azure.
Future Outlook for AI
Armed with several strategic partnership and recent key developments, the company is primed to continue its trajectory of success indicated in its most recently disclosed financial statements. Current and potential investors look to management to facilitate a significant and sustained increase in shareholder value.