Salesforce.com reported fiscal first-quarter 2015 revenue of $1.23 billion, up 37% year over year at 11 cents per share. This beat analyst estimates of $1.21 billion at 10 cents per share. (Earnings release)
Salesforce.com added significant head count – more than 900 – to its employee base this quarter. This was up 38% year over year; Salesforce.com now has 14,200 employees.
“We have a lot of other great growth drivers, especially with our Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud and (Salesforce1 mobile-first) platform, but our flagship sales product remains a dominant part of the company’s success,” said CFO Graham Smith on Salesforce.com’s earnings call.
Although Salesforce.com continued to tout the importance of cross-cloud integration across client portfolios, there was one marked difference on Tuesday’s earnings call than preceding ones – the company did not break out revenues by product.
For the sake of a reference point, the Salesforce.com ExactTarget Marketing Cloud drove $96 million in FYQ4 revenue; it was $81 million the prior quarter. This could be indicative of Salesforce.com’s (and others') intentions to unify or, at least, present a unified front to customers and potential customers that want to go the suite route. In the case of Salesforce.com, this means broadening product sell-in beyond “cloud” boundaries.