Wall Street was looking for earnings of 26 cents per share with revenue of $2.35 billion.
The company's Q1 net loss was $9.2 million, or a penny per share. Subscription and support revenues increased 24 percent annually to $2.2 billion. Professional services and other revenues totaled $187 million, up 32 percent year over year.
Breaking subscription revenues down by segment, Sales Cloud revenue was $829.6 million, Service Cloud revenue was $651.2 million, Marketing and Commerce Cloud revenue was $289.0 million, and Salesforce platform and other revenue was $431.1 million.
As for the outlook, analysts are looking for earnings of 31 cents a share on revenue of $2.48 billion for the current quarter. Salesforce responded with a revenue range of $2.52 billion to $2.52 billion with earnings between 31 and 32 cents per share.
Salesforce raised its revenue projection for fiscal 2018 and now expects between $10.25 billion and $10.30 billion. Analysts are looking for revenue of $10.19 billion.
"With our outstanding first quarter results, we are thrilled to be raising our fiscal 2018 revenue guidance by $100 million and raising our GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share expectations for the year," said Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff.