SendGrid initiated with a Strong Buy at First Analysis
First Analysis analyst David Gearhart initiated SendGrid with a Strong Buy rating and a price target of $45, citing its position as a leader in email delivery and its multiple catalysts for growth. The analyst says the company should see a 20% top-line growth and improving profitability, along with free cash flow generation, over the foreseeable future amid the business trend of transition to outsourced platforms, industry volume growth, and cross-sell opportunities. Gearhart also cites SendGrid software capability to be "quickly integrated by businesses through a cloud-based API", which allows for "automated delivery of wanted transactional and marketing emails to end customer and user inboxes at scale". The analyst notes that the company's valuation of 12.6-times enterprise value to expected 2018 sales is comparable to its peer group.