Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results

Raleigh

NC, September 24, 2012
  • Second quarter revenue of $323 million, up 15% year-over-year
  • Second quarter subscription revenue of $279 million, up 17% year-over-year
  • Second quarter operating cash flow of $104 million, up 35% year-over-year

Raleigh, NC – September 24, 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2013 second quarter ended August 31, 2012.

Total revenue for the quarter was $322.6 million, an increase of 15% in U.S. dollars from the year ago quarter, or 20% measured in constant currency, as detailed in the tables below.  Subscription revenue for the quarter was $278.8 million, up 17% in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 22% measured in constant currency, as detailed in the tables below.   

“Our double-digit growth was driven by demand for Red Hat’s open source technologies that are key to creating innovation, scale and flexibility in our customers’ data centers and their businesses,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.  “At Red Hat, we firmly believe in the strength of community-powered innovation.  In early September, we were pleased to be recognized by Forbes, Inc. on its list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.  We are also proud that  our customers who have built mission-critical systems on Red Hat technologies are also reflected on the Forbes list of innovative companies.”

GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $50.0 million, down 5% year-over-year.  GAAP operating margin was 15.5%.  After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $79.2 million, up 4% year-over-year.  Non-GAAP operating margin was 24.6%.

Net income for the quarter was $35.0 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared with $40.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.  After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $54.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, as compared to $56.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.  The year ago quarter would have been $0.28 per diluted share excluding a discrete tax benefit of $2.1 million, or approximately $0.01 per share.

Operating cash flow was $103.9 million for the second quarter, as compared to $77.1 million in the year ago quarter.  At quarter end, the company’s total deferred revenue balance was $944.4 million, an increase of 16% on a year-over-year basis.  Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2012 was $1.36 billion.  

“On a constant currency basis, subscription revenue grew 22% year-over-year while total revenue grew 20%.  Our business model and offerings continue to appeal to customers despite the global economic malaise,” stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat.  “This quarter marked a significant ramp-up in investments in our nascent storage business, with the launch in late June of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0.  Furthermore, we announced two small technology acquisitions in the middleware space to further round out our offerings, which decreased the quarter’s EPS by approximately $0.01 per share due to one-time closing costs.”     

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 is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, taking 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 the 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.

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