Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2018

Business Wire 20-Jun-2017 4:15 PM

  • First quarter total revenue of $677 million, up 19% year-over-year or 20% in constant currency
  • First quarter total subscription revenue of $597 million, up 19% year-over-year or 20% in constant currency
  • First quarter Application Development-related and other emerging technology subscription revenue of $139 million, up 41% year-over-year or 42% in constant currency
  • Quarter-end deferred revenue balance of $2.05 billion, up 21% year-over-year

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 ended May31, 2017.

The first quarter was a strong start to FY18, with double digit growth across a number of our financial metrics, including 19% total revenue growth in U.S. dollars or 20% measured in constant currency and over 40% growth in our Application Development-related and other emerging technology revenue," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "We continued to benefit from our ability to deliver important foundational and cloud enabling technologies, which help our customers to modernize and manage their infrastructure and application development platforms for the hybrid cloud."

"The strength of the first quarter results was driven in part by robust global demand for our technologies and increased commitments from our largest customers," stated Eric Shander, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "The combination of our strong first quarter results, business momentum and solid execution by Red Hat associates has enabled us to increase our full year revenue outlook."

Revenue: Total revenue for the quarter was $677 million, up 19% in USD year-over-year, or 20% measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are detailed in the tables below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $597 million, up 19% in USD year-over-year, or 20% measured in constant currency. Subscription revenue in the quarter was 88% of total revenue.

Subscription Revenue Breakout: Subscription revenue from Infrastructure-related offerings for the quarter was $458 million, an increase of 14% in USD year-over-year, and 14% as measured in constant currency. Subscription revenue from Application Development-related and other emerging technologies offerings for the quarter was $139 million, an increase of 41% in USD year-over-year, or 42% measured in constant currency.

Operating Income: GAAP operating income for the quarter was $88 million, up 16% year-over-year. After adjusting for non-cash share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, and transaction costs related to business combinations, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $139 million, up 12% year-over-year. Non-GAAP references in this release are detailed in the tables below. For the first quarter, GAAP operating margin was 12.9% and non-GAAP operating margin was 20.5%.

Net Income: GAAP net income for the quarter was $73 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with $61 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

After adjusting for non-cash share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, transaction costs related to business combinations and non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $102 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, as compared to $92 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding excludes any dilution resulting from our convertible notes because any potential dilution is expected to be offset by our convertible note hedge transactions.

Cash: Operating cash flow was $258 million for the first quarter, an increase of 11% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May31, 2017 was $2.31 billion after repurchasing approximately $62 million, or 714,900 shares, of common stock in the first quarter. The remaining balance in the current repurchase authorization as of May31, 2017 was approximately $574 million.

Deferred revenue: At the end of the first quarter, the companys total deferred revenue balance was $2.05 billion, an increase of 21% year-over-year. The full year positive impact to total deferred revenue from changes in foreign exchange rates was $13 million year-over-year. On a constant currency basis, total deferred revenue would have been up 21% year-over-year.

Outlook: Red Hats outlook assumes current business conditions and current foreign currency exchange rates.

For the full year:

  • Revenue is expected to be approximately $2.785 billion to $2.825 billion in USD.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 15.4% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 23.6%.
  • Fully diluted GAAP earnings per share (EPS) is expected to be approximately $1.76 to $1.80 per share, assuming 181 million fully diluted shares outstanding. Fully diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $2.66 to $2.70 per share, assuming 180 million fully diluted shares outstanding. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume approximately $2 million per quarter forecast for other income and an estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 28% before discrete tax items.
  • Operating cash flow is expected to be approximately $850 million to $870 million.

For the second quarter:

  • Revenue is expected to be approximately $695 million to $702 million.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 15.7% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 24.0%.
  • Fully diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.43 per share, assuming 182 million fully diluted shares outstanding. Fully diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.67 per share, assuming 181 million fully diluted shares outstanding. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume a $2 million per quarter forecast for other income and an estimated annual effective tax rate of 28% before discrete tax items.

GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation:

Full year non-GAAP operating margin guidance is derived by subtracting the estimated full year impact of non-cash share-based compensation expense of approximately $200 million, amortization of intangible assets of approximately $30 million and transaction costs related to business combinations of approximately $0.1 million. Full year fully diluted non-GAAP EPS guidance is derived by subtracting the expenses listed in the previous sentence and the full year impact of non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount of approximately $20 million and an estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 28% before discrete tax items. Additionally, full year fully diluted non-GAAP EPS excludes approximately $20 million of discrete tax benefits related to share-based compensation that are included in full year fully diluted GAAP EPS. Full year fully diluted non-GAAP EPS excludes approximately 1 million diluted shares resulting from the convertible notes because any potential dilution is expected to be offset by our convertible note hedge transactions.

Second quarter non-GAAP operating margin guidance is derived by subtracting the estimated impact of non-cash share-based compensation expense of approximately $50 million and amortization of intangible assets of approximately $8 million. Second quarter fully diluted non-GAAP EPS guidance is derived by subtracting the expenses listed in the previous sentence and non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount of approximately $5 million and an estimated annual effective tax rate of 28% before discrete tax items. Additionally, second quarter fully diluted non-GAAP EPS excludes approximately $3 million of discrete tax benefits related to share-based compensation that are included in second quarter fully diluted GAAP EPS. Second quarter fully diluted non-GAAP EPS excludes approximately 1 million diluted shares resulting from the convertible notes because any potential dilution is expected to be offset by our convertible note hedge transactions.

Webcast and Website Information

A live webcast of Red Hat's results will begin at 5:00 pm ET today. The webcast, in addition to a copy of our prepared remarks and slides containing financial highlights and supplemental metrics, can be accessed by the general public at Red Hat's investor relations website at http://investors.redhat.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended. Additional information on Red Hat's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP adjusted results, are included in the financial tables below.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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RED HAT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands - except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Revenue:
Subscriptions $596,508 $501,665
Training and services 80,288 66,234
Total subscription and training and services revenue 676,796 567,899
Cost of revenue:
Subscriptions 43,633 36,545
Training and services 57,063 47,503
Total cost of subscription and training and services revenue 100,696 84,048
Gross profit 576,100 483,851
Operating expense:
Sales and marketing 296,459 243,248
Research and development 137,163 115,016
General and administrative 54,870 50,224
Total operating expense 488,492 408,488
Income from operations 87,608 75,363
Interest income 3,993 3,430
Interest expense 6,085 5,887
Other income (expense), net (586) (553)
Income before provision for income taxes 84,930 72,353
Provision for income taxes 11,740 11,169
Net income $73,190 $61,184
Net income per share:
Basic $0.41 $0.34
Diluted $0.40 $0.33
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 177,243 181,168
Diluted 181,810 184,187

RED HAT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
ASSETS
May 31, February 28,
2017 2017 (1)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $1,230,457 $1,090,808
Investments in debt securities, short-term 408,026 369,983
Accounts receivable, net 429,908 634,821
Prepaid expenses 192,551 200,609
Other current assets 40,707 19,481
Total current assets 2,301,649 2,315,702
Property and equipment, net 195,281 189,629
Goodwill 1,047,038 1,040,709
Identifiable intangibles, net 133,365 137,767
Investments in debt securities, long-term 671,098 672,440
Deferred tax assets, net 92,829 104,833
Other assets, net 71,176 74,105
Total assets $4,512,436 $4,535,185
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $303,668 $376,957
Deferred revenue, short-term 1,486,409 1,512,762
Other current obligations 1,303 1,354
Total current liabilities 1,791,380 1,891,073
Deferred revenue, long-term 567,755 557,194
Convertible notes 751,173 745,633
Other long term obligations 96,584 93,965
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 24 24
Additional paid-in capital 2,295,123 2,294,462
Retained earnings 1,426,181 1,352,991
Treasury stock, at cost (2,350,044) (2,311,805)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (65,740) (88,352)
Total stockholders' equity 1,305,544 1,247,320
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $4,512,436 $4,535,185
(1) Derived from audited financial statements

RED HAT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $73,190 $61,184

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 21,817 20,702
Amortization of debt discount and transaction costs 5,540 5,365
Share-based compensation expense 43,718 41,275
Deferred income taxes 7,917 (2,152)
Net amortization of bond premium on debt securities available for sale 2,436 3,540
Other 961 (765)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities net of effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable 208,761 190,330
Prepaid expenses (7,708) (9,373)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (55,338) (30,186)
Deferred revenue (45,717) (46,093)
Other 2,295 (1,530)
Net cash provided by operating activities 257,872 232,297
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of investment in debt securities available for sale (149,524) (134,601)
Proceeds from maturities of investment in debt securities available for sale 112,041 99,033
Proceeds from sales of investments in debt securities available for sale 14,324 18,149
Purchase of developed software and other intangible assets (1,774) (2,868)
Purchase of property and equipment (25,900) (17,653)
Other - (111)
Net cash used in investing activities (50,833) (38,051)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options 2,968 1,380
Proceeds from employee stock purchase program 11,761 -
Purchase of treasury stock (61,987) (66,478)
Payments related to net settlement of share-based compensation awards (41,010) (31,079)
Payments on other borrowings (443) (445)
Other - 500
Net cash used in financing activities (88,711) (96,122)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents 21,321 5,663
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 139,649 103,787
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period 1,090,808 927,778
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $1,230,457 $1,031,565

RED HAT, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN GAAP RESULTS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands - except per share amounts)
Non cash share-based compensation expense included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Cost of revenue $3,948 $4,305
Sales and marketing 20,612 18,440
Research and development 13,447 12,002
General and administration 5,711 6,528
Total share-based compensation expense $43,718 $41,275
Amortization of intangible assets expense included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Cost of revenue $3,836 $3,623
Sales and marketing 1,459 1,916
Research and development 34 34
General and administration 1,826 1,753
Total amortization of intangible assets expense $7,155 $7,326
Non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Total non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount $4,867 $4,732
Transaction costs related to business combinations included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
Transaction costs related to business combinations $142 -
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
GAAP net income $73,190 $61,184
GAAP provision for income taxes 11,740 11,169
GAAP income before provision for income taxes $84,930 $72,353
Add: Non-cash share-based compensation expense 43,718 41,275
Add: Amortization of intangible assets 7,155 7,326
Add: Non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount 4,867 4,732
Add: Transaction costs related to business combinations 142 -
Non-GAAP adjusted income before provision for income taxes $140,812 $125,686
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes (1) 39,115 33,507
Non-GAAP adjusted net income (basic and diluted) $101,697 $92,179
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding:
GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding 181,810 184,187
Dilution offset from convertible note hedge transactions (1,593) -
Non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding 180,217 184,187
Non-GAAP adjusted net income per share:
Basic $0.57 $0.51
Diluted $0.56 $0.50
(1) Non-GAAP provision for income taxes:
Non-GAAP adjusted income before provision for income taxes $140,812 $125,686
GAAP estimated annual effective tax rate 27.5% 27.0%
Provision for income taxes on Non-GAAP adjusted net income before discrete tax benefits $38,723 $33,935
Discrete tax expense (benefit), excluding discrete benefits related to share-based compensation 392 (428)
Provision for income taxes on Non-GAAP adjusted net income excluding discrete benefits related to share-based compensation $39,115 $33,507

RED HAT, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF CERTAIN GAAP RESULTS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED RESULTS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP adjusted results
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
GAAP gross profit $576,100 $483,851
Add: Non-cash share-based compensation expense 3,948 4,305
Add: Amortization of intangible assets 3,836 3,623
Non-GAAP gross profit $583,884 $491,779
Non-GAAP gross margin 86.3% 86.6%
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
GAAP operating expenses $488,492 $408,488
Deduct: Non-cash share-based compensation expense (39,770) (36,970)
Deduct: Amortization of intangible assets (3,319) (3,703)
Deduct: Transaction costs related to business combinations (142) -
Non-GAAP adjusted operating expenses $445,261 $367,815
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2017 2016
GAAP operating income $87,608 $75,363
Add: Non-cash share-based compensation expense 43,718 41,275
Add: Amortization of intangible assets 7,155 7,326
Add: Transaction costs related to business combinations 142 -
Non-GAAP adjusted operating income $138,623 $123,964
Non-GAAP adjusted operating margin 20.5% 21.8%
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31, Year-Over-Year
2017 2016 Growth Rate
GAAP subscription revenue by offering type
Infrastructure-related offerings $457,961 $403,182 13.6%
Adjustment for currency impact 3,336 -
Non-GAAP Infrastructure-related subscription revenue on a constant currency basis $461,297 $403,182 14.4%
Application development-related and other emerging technology offerings $138,547 $98,483 40.7%
Adjustment for currency impact 1,087 -
Non-GAAP Application development-related and other emerging technology subscription revenue on a constant currency basis $139,634 $98,483 41.8%
GAAP subscription revenue $596,508 $501,665 18.9%
Adjustment for currency impact 4,423 -
Non-GAAP subscription revenue on a constant currency basis $600,931 $501,665 19.8%
GAAP training and services revenue $80,288 $66,234 21.2%
Adjustment for currency impact 722 -
Non-GAAP training and services revenue on a constant currency basis $81,010 $66,234 22.3%
GAAP total subscription, training and services revenue $676,796 $567,899 19.2%
Adjustment for currency impact 5,145 -
Non-GAAP total subscription, training and services revenue on a constant currency basis $681,941 $567,899 20.1%

RED HAT, INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Change in deferred revenue balances

Current Deferred Revenue

Long-Term Deferred Revenue

Total Deferred Revenue

Balance at May 31, 2016 $1,251,096 $441,060 $1,692,156
Constant currency change in deferred revenue (1) 226,923 122,344 349,267
Impact from foreign currency translation 8,390 4,351 12,741
Balance at May 31, 2017 $1,486,409 $567,755 $2,054,164
Year-over-year growth rate 18.8% 28.7% 21.4%
Year-over-year growth rate on a constant currency basis 18.1% 27.7% 20.6%
(1) Change in deferred revenue includes approximately $0.4 million acquired as part of a business combination.
Revenue growth by geographical segment
Americas EMEA APAC Consolidated
Total revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2017 $438,380 $143,671 $94,745 $676,796
Adjustment for currency impact (922) 5,654 413 5,145
Total revenue on a constant currency basis for the three months ended May 31, 2017 $437,458 $149,325 $95,158 $681,941
Total revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2016 $365,723 $124,299 $77,877 $567,899
Year-over-year growth rate 19.9% 15.6% 21.7% 19.2%
Year-over-year growth rate on a constant currency basis 19.6% 20.1% 22.2% 20.1%

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