Qlik Technologies Stock Demands a Leap of Faith

Is there a more frustrating stock to own than Qlik Technologies ? Not to Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who says management is demanding a leap of faith from investors.

Qlik Technologies shares slid 19% after the company reported worse-than-expected revenue and lower guidance. CEO Lars Bjork attributed Qlik's changing outlook to steps taken to bring "discipline" to the sales pipeline and investments in the company's "integrated offerings." Whatever that means.

The reality, Tim says in the video below, is that Qlik isn't ready with QlikView.Next, its next-generation platform that promises big advancements in data analysis. In the meantime, industry up-and-comer Tableau Software reported a breathtaking 90% jump in revenue in the most recent quarter. The stock is up more than 26% year to date, easily outperforming the S&P 500 benchmark.


Should Qlik Technologies investors sell their stock or wait for QlikView.Next to reserve judgment? Tim answers this question and more in the video. Please watch now and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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The article Qlik Technologies Stock Demands a Leap of Faith originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the  Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Qlik Technologies at the time of publication. Check out Tim's web home and portfolio holdings or connect with him on Google+Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends Qlik Technologies. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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