Earnings Outlook: Salesforce earnings: Looking to e-commerce, AI for growth as Dreamforce approaches

Salesforce.com Inc. went on a buying spree last year, and the resulting products should be on full display this week ahead of the cloud-software pioneer’s big annual party.

When Salesforce CRM, +1.10% reports earnings for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year on Tuesday after the market closes, it will likely focus on the two stars that emerged from its acquisition spurt, Commerce Cloud and Einstein. The retail platform and AI-powered assistant were prominent in Chief Executive Marc Benioff’s Dreamforce keynote address last year, and he is expected to again praise the offerings before the gigantic conference hits San Francisco again in early November.

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