Palantir Stock Pumped on Palpable AI Hype

March 9. 2024. 7 mins read

Want to know a quick way to reduce the volatility in your portfolio? Stop looking at it so often. When you’re constantly talking about a stock day and night, it’s easy to fall into the trap of convincing yourself it’s “the next NVIDIA.” More importantly, you’ll lack the ability to distinguish hype from substance. That’s where many Palantir (PLTR) investors sit today as the company reaches a loftier valuation with every new press release that gets pushed out.

The value of any stock is simply the present value of future cash flows. Growth stocks promise strong revenue growth – and rich valuations – while value stocks revert to weaker valuations because growth has slowed and most of the value is returned to shareholders today in the form of buybacks and dividends. While Palantir is thinking about buying back shares with the $3.7 billion in cash they’re sitting on, they’re still very much considered a growth stock. So, let’s start by looking at how much they’ve been growing.

Palantir’s Revenue Growth

One of the biggest mistake newbie investors make is to become caught up in the stories being weaved by glorified salespeople who run companies. That’s their job. To sell the prospect of the company to investors. Our job is to look past the window dressing at the ground truth for disruptive tech companies – revenue growth – which is a proxy for market share being captured. It all comes down to how fast you’re growing revenues for whatever great solution you’re selling. Here’s a look at how fast Palantir is growing revenues alongside Wall Street software-as-aservice (SaaS) darling, Snowflake (

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