UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Downgrades Weave Communications Inc (WEAV) to Neutral

March 9, 2022 9:33 AM EST
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(Updated - March 9, 2022 9:34 AM EST)

Goldman Sachs analyst Kash Rangan downgraded Weave Communications Inc (NYSE: WEAV) from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $13.00 (from $37.00).

The analyst comments "Weave has traded down 68% since its IPO, including nearly ~-35% since reporting F4Q21 results, with FY23 total revenue guidance of +17-21% y/y implying a significant slowdown from FY21 revenue growth of +45% y/y. We are downgrading the stock to Neutral and lowering our PT to $13 from $37 prior. Since we initiated at Buy on December 5, 2021, WEAV is down 63% vs the S&P500 -8.1%, which we believe reflects several near-term challenges facing the company, including severe sales attrition, slower ramp times, reduction in sales productivity, revamping of its go-to-market motion, impact of omicron/ macroeconomic uncertainty on SMB customers, inflationary pressures and reliance on in-person sales and conferences for lead generation. We believe Weave is challenged by execution risks and short-term disruptions and as a result lower our revenue estimates to +19%/25% y/y for FY22/23 versus prior estimates of +32%/35% y/y. Weave is in the early days of addressing an $8bn+ market with a unique platform. Industry growth levers include small office digitization, customer engagement, cloud, and digital payments. Weave is ~10% penetrated into the dental vertical and is in the early stages of penetrating other medical and home services verticals."

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Shares of Weave Communications Inc closed at $6.01 yesterday.

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