Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results

Raleigh

United States, September 22, 2010

Revenue of $220 million, up 20% from the prior year GAAP operating income up 24%, non-GAAP operating income up 25% from the prior year Deferred revenue of $650 million, up 12% from the prior year

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2011 second quarter ended August 31, 2010.

Total revenue for the quarter was $219.8 million, an increase of 20% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $186.2 million, up 19% year-over-year.

"We continued to benefit from new project spending, expansion and cross selling of our product solutions and strong renewals in our top accounts. Our sales execution in the quarter resulted in organic revenue growth of 20% and the best billings growth rate in two years," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "During the quarter, we introduced our Cloud Foundations portfolio in an effort to help our customers take advantage of the benefits from cloud computing in an open and cost effective way. Our flexible cloud stack will enable customers to run enterprise applications across physical servers, virtual platforms, private clouds and multiple public clouds. We are beginning to see solid interest in our cloud and virtualization initiatives as well as some early deal activity, including our first private cloud management deal over a million dollars."

GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $34.1 million, up 24% year-over-year. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $54.3 million, up 25% year-over-year.

Net income for the quarter was $23.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with $28.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter which included a one time tax benefit of $7.3 million, or approximately $0.04 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $36.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, after adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses as detailed in the tables below, as compared to $39.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter which also included the one time tax benefit of $7.3 million, or approximately $0.04 per diluted share.

Operating cash flow totaled $64.3 million, as compared to $62.0 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $649.6 million, an increase of 12% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2010 was $1.05 billion.

"Our revenue and operating income growth continued this quarter with strong double digit gains in both, despite the foreign currency head wind," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "Our performance was broad based with strong results across all geographic regions and routes to market. It is clear that our value proposition is resonating with customers."

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 http://investors.redhat.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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RED HAT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands - except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
August 31, August 31, August 31,

August 31,

2010 2009 2010 2009
Revenue:
Subscriptions $186,183 $156,273 $365,259 $305,063
Training and services 33,578 27,360 63,646 52,958
Total subscription, training and services revenue 219,761 183,633 428,905 358,021
Cost of revenue:
Subscriptions 12,256 10,972 24,920 21,023
Training and services