Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

  • First quarter revenue of $363 million, up 15% year-over-year
  • First quarter subscription revenue of $316 million, up 16% year-over-year
  • First quarter operating cash flow of $142 million, up 14% year-over-year

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Red Hat, Inc. (NYS: RHT) , the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2014 first quarter ended May 31, 2013.

Total revenue for the quarter was $363 million, an increase of 15% in U.S. dollars from the year ago quarter, or 17% measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are as detailed in the tables below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $316 million, up 16% in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 18% measured in constant currency.

"The first quarter was a solid start to Fiscal 2014, with both revenue and profitability coming in above the high-end of our guidance. We delivered mid-teens revenue growth driven by customer demand for innovative open source technologies based on a high-value subscription model," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "In Q1, we continued to execute against our strategy of significantly expanding our addressable market in the new cloud-centric data center."

GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $57 million, up 11% year-over-year. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $87 million, up 7% year-over-year. For the first quarter, GAAP operating margin was 15.6% and non-GAAP operating margin was 23.9%.

Net income for the quarter was $40 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $37 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $62 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, as compared to $58 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $142 million for the first quarter, as compared to $124 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $1.06 billion, an increase of 16% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May 31, 2013 was $1.22 billion after repurchasing approximately $179 million, or approximately 3.6 million shares, of common stock in the first quarter.

"During the first quarter, we delivered solid growth in total revenue and subscription revenue. In addition, quarterly operating cash flow grew to a record $142 million. At the same time, we continued to invest in our long-term growth initiatives around the open hybrid cloud to deliver new technologies, in particular by ramping-up spending in R&D for cloud management, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat's OpenShift platform-as-a-service technologies," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat.

Additional information on Red Hat's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP adjusted results, are included in the financial tables below. A live webcast of Red Hat's results will begin at 5:00 pm ET today and can be accessed by the general public at Red Hat's investor relations website at A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to 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

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Red Hat, the Shadowman logo, JBoss and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvald and OpenStack is a registered trademark of OpenStack, LLC.

(In thousands - except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
May 31,May 31,
Training and services47,44242,160
Total subscription, training and services revenue363,259314,731
Cost of revenue:
Training and services32,68228,079
Total cost of subscription, training and services revenue56,05746,019
Total gross profit307,202268,712
Operating expense:
Sales and marketing142,444120,870
Research and development73,80259,880
General and administrative34,33333,912
Facility exit costs-3,142
Total operating expense250,579217,804
Income from operations56,62350,908
Interest income1,5022,294
Other income (expense), net(424)1,887
Income before provision for income taxes57,70155,089
Provision for income taxes17,31017,628
Net income$40,391$37,461
Net income per share:
Weighted average shares outstanding:

(In thousands)
May 31,February 28,
20132013 (1)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$597,998$487,084
Investments in debt and equity securities255,638392,381
Accounts receivable, net227,747302,942
Deferred tax assets, net88,59588,765
Prepaid expenses90,14194,421
Other current assets2,4143,156
Total current assets1,262,5331,368,749
Property and equipment, net158,876141,586
Identifiable intangibles, net137,313142,243
Investments in debt securities374,652438,908
Other assets, net31,02931,263
Total assets$2,654,933$2,813,660
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$141,593$154,202
Deferred revenue800,791830,486
Other current obligations1,0411,024
Total current liabilities943,425985,712
Long term deferred revenue259,103259,466
Other long term obligations59,09848,321
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock2323
Additional paid-in capital1,819,2511,802,899
Retained earnings582,271541,880
Treasury stock, at cost(996,010)(816,674)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(12,228)(7,967)
Total stockholders' equity1,393,3071,520,161
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$2,654,933$2,813,660
(1) Derived from audited financial statements

(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
May 31,May 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$40,391$37,461
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization17,93214,079
Share-based compensation expense23,13122,206
Deferred income taxes12,84510,026
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements(3,033)(10,200)
Net amortization of bond premium on available-for-sale debt securities2,0511,671
Changes in operating assets and liabilities net of effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable72,42254,560
Prepaid expenses3,251(7,799)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses(12,609)9,427
Deferred revenue(16,900)(5,122)
Net cash provided by operating activities141,815124,404
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of available-for-sale debt securities(129,643)(322,741)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of available-for-sale debt securities325,850227,685
Purchase of other intangible assets(2,344)(2,522)
Purchase of property and equipment(26,677)(15,899)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities167,378(113,147)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements3,03310,200
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options4533,890
Purchase of treasury stock(179,336)(30,011)
Payments related to net settlement of employee share-based compensation awards(10,983)(18,832)
Payments on other borrowings(305)(264)
Net cash used in financing activities(187,138)(35,017)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents(11,141)(16,841)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents110,914(40,601)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period487,084549,217
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$597,998$508,616

(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,
Cost of revenue$2,840$2,165
Sales and marketing9,3757,362
Research and development6,8816,812
General and administration4,0355,867
Total share-based compensation expense$23,131$22,206
Amortization of intangible assets expense included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31,May 31,
Cost of revenue$2,672$669
Sales and marketing1,9582,076
Research and development959959
General and administration1,5371,144
Total amortization of intangible assets expense$7,126$4,848
Facility exit costs included in Consolidated Statements of Operations:
Three Months Ended
May 31,May 31,
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