C3.ai Boosts Sustainability Efforts with Strategic Partnership

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C3.ai (NYSE:AI) has entered into a strategic partnership with ESG Book, with the goal of transforming sustainability insights and capabilities for enterprise ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) teams. This collaboration addresses the complex challenges posed by fragmented data, evolving stakeholder expectations, and shifting regulatory requirements within the sustainability field.

C3.ai’s AI-powered ESG application, in conjunction with ESG Book’s comprehensive sustainability data, equips sustainability teams with advanced analytical tools. These tools facilitate informed decision-making, risk detection, and the achievement of ESG goals, aligning with the growing global demand for high-quality ESG and climate data.

Expanding Client Base Drives Growth

C3.ai’s stock has demonstrated remarkable growth, surging by 116.4% year-to-date, compared to the 33.8% increase in the Zacks Computer and Technology sector. This remarkable performance can be attributed to the rapid adoption of its generative AI platform and the expansion of its clientele.

In the fiscal first quarter, C3.ai inked new and expanded agreements with prominent organizations, including Saudi Arabia’s Smart City, NEOM, Nucor, Roche, Pantaleon in Central America, Ball, Cargill, Con Edison, Shell, Tyson Foods, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Notably, in September, C3.ai announced that Pantaleon had expanded its commitment by leveraging C3 Generative AI to enhance business efficiencies. This optimization ranged from sugar cane harvesting to document management and pricing outlooks.

C3.ai’s robust portfolio has been a pivotal factor driving its growth. The introduction of the C3 Generative AI Suite, featuring 28 domain-specific solutions, has built on the success of previous deployments with clients such as Georgia-Pacific, Nucor, and Con Edison. Additionally, it has addressed security concerns associated with large language models.

C3.ai’s partnership with Shell has witnessed substantial expansion, particularly in its predictive maintenance program, which now monitors nearly 20,000 pieces of equipment. This initiative has the potential to save over $2 billion annually and prevent costly disasters, such as offshore oil rod failures.

The partnership with Koch has yielded nearly $4 million in monthly predictions across 300+ assets, resulting in up to a 5% improvement in equipment effectiveness at Georgia-Pacific. Two Generative AI projects have also been initiated to streamline data processing.

During the fiscal first quarter, C3.ai closed 60% of its agreements with the support of its partner network, which includes industry giants like Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Promising Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2024, C3.ai anticipates total revenues in the range of $72 million to $76.5 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second quarter currently stands at $74.55 million, indicating a year-over-year growth of 19.45%.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2024 revenue is pegged at $307.99 million, signifying a growth rate of 15.44%. These numbers underscore the company’s promising outlook and its continued commitment to sustainable growth and innovation in the ESG space.

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