The Palo Alto, Calif., company posted adjusted net income per share of 15 cents compared with a net loss of 3 cents a share for the year-earlier quarter. Revenue came in at $217.9 million against $198.3 million.
The company had been expected to report net income of $29.2 million, or 9 cents a share, on sales of $209.1 million, based on a FactSet survey of 13 analysts.
The company had offered earnings guidance of 8 to 10 cents a share on Sept. 3. The shares had fallen 3.7% since then.
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The company offered fourth-quarter guidance for revenue of $219 million to $222 million and non-GAAP net income per share of 10 cents to 12 cents.
For fiscal year 2021, the company forecast revenue between $862 million and $865 million and non-GAAP net income of 40 cents to 42 cents a share.
Cloudera shares rose 8.8% to $12.60 at last check in after-hours trading. In the regular session, the stock gained 3.4%.
Cloudera "has never been better-positioned to capture more of the rapidly growing data management and analytics market opportunity for hybrid multi-cloud solutions," said Rob Bearden, chief executive, in a statement.
Elsewhere, in the regular trading session among notable small- and medium-cap stocks in the cloud sector, 13 rose while 6 fell.
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