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Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2019

RALEIGH, CAROLINE DU NORD

 

  • Second quarter total revenue of $823 million, up 14% year-over-year, or 14% in constant currency
  • Second quarter Application Development-related and other emerging technology subscription revenue of $196 million, up 31% year-over-year, or 31% in constant currency
  • Quarter-end deferred revenue balance of $2.4 billion, up 17% year-over-year, or 19% in constant currency

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended August 31, 2018.

“Customers continue to prioritize their digital transformation initiatives, and they are adopting Red Hat’s
hybrid cloud enabling technologies to modernize their applications and drive greater efficiency and
effectiveness in their business,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.

“The expansion of our technology portfolio has increased our strategic importance with customers, which
is evidenced by the number of deals over five million dollars in the second quarter more than doubling
year-over-year.”

“Our second quarter results were consistent with our guidance and we drove 20% growth in total backlog
to $3.3 billion,” said Eric Shander, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Red Hat.

“We are re-affirming our full year growth in constant currency at 16%-17% year-over-year; however, we
are adjusting our full year total revenue guidance in dollars by approximately $15 million, solely to
account for the change in FX rates.”

Revenue: Total revenue for the quarter was $823 million, up 14% in USD year-over-year, or 14%
measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are detailed in the tables
below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $723 million, up 13% in USD year-over-year, or 14%
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 $527 million, an increase of 8% in USD year-over-year, or 8% measured in constant currency.
Subscription revenue from Application Development-related and other emerging technology offerings for
the quarter was $196 million, an increase of 31% in USD year-over-year, or 31% measured in constant
currency.

Operating Income: GAAP operating income for the quarter was $135 million. 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 second quarter was $197 million, up 3%
year-over-year. For the second quarter, GAAP operating margin was 16.4% and non-GAAP operating
margin was 23.9%. Non-GAAP references in this release are detailed in the tables below.

Provision for Income Taxes: GAAP provision for income taxes for the second quarter included a tax
charge of approximately $18 million due to newly issued IRS guidance related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs
Act (“IRS Guidance”), resulting primarily from the re-measurement of deferred tax assets associated with
the non-deductibility of certain share-based compensation and the reversal of certain share-based
compensation benefits recognized during the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP provision for
income tax excludes this impact related to the IRS Guidance.

Net Income: GAAP net income for the quarter was $87 million, or $0.46 diluted earnings per share
(“EPS”), compared with GAAP net income of $97 million, or $0.53 diluted EPS, 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 $157 million, or $0.85 diluted EPS, as compared to
$138 million, or $0.77 diluted EPS, in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares
outstanding excludes dilution that is expected to be offset by our convertible note hedge transactions.

Cash: Operating cash flow was $133 million for the second quarter, down 7% on a year-over-year basis.
Operating cash flow includes the impact of our recent adoption of ASU 2016-15: Statement of Cash Flows
(Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which requires the portion of
repayments of convertible notes during the second quarter that is attributable to debt discount to be
classified as operating cash flow. Non-GAAP cash flow provided by operations, which excludes this
impact, was $165 million, an increase of 16% on a year-over-year basis compared to GAAP operating
cash flow. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2018 was $2.2 billion after
repurchasing approximately $250 million, or approximately 1.7 million shares, of common stock in the
second quarter. The remaining balance in the current repurchase authorization as of August 31, 2018 was
approximately $750 million.

Deferred revenue: At the end of the second quarter, the Company’s total deferred revenue balance was
$2.4 billion, an increase of 17% year-over-year. The negative impact to total deferred revenue from
changes in foreign exchange rates was $40 million year-over-year. On a constant currency basis, total
deferred revenue would have been up 19% year-over-year.

Outlook: Red Hat’s outlook assumes current business conditions and current foreign currency exchange
rates.

For the full year:

  • Revenue is expected to be approximately $3.360 billion to $3.395 billion in USD.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 16.4% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 23.9%.
  • Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $2.29 to $2.33, assuming 186 million diluted shares outstanding. Diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $3.45 to $3.49, assuming 184 million diluted shares outstanding. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume a $4 million per quarter forecast for other income. The GAAP estimated tax rate assumes a rate of 23.4% before discrete tax items and the non-GAAP estimated tax rate assumes a rate of approximately 22.5% before discrete tax items.
  • Non-GAAP operating cash flow is expected to be approximately $1.035 billion to $1.045 billion.

For the third quarter:

  • Revenue is expected to be approximately $848 to $856 million in USD.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 16.1% and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 24.0%.
  • Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.56, assuming 186 million diluted shares outstanding. Diluted non-GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.87, assuming 184 million diluted shares outstanding. Both GAAP and non-GAAP EPS assume a $4 million forecast for other income. The GAAP estimated tax rate assumes a rate of 23.4% before discrete tax items and the non-GAAP estimated tax rate assumes a rate of approximately 22.5% 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 $215 million and amortization of intangible assets of approximately $39 million. Full year 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 tax expense at an estimated annual non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 22.5% before discrete tax items. Additionally, full year diluted non-
GAAP EPS excludes approximately $12.8 million of discrete tax benefits related to share-based compensation and certain non-deductible share-based compensation under IRS Guidance that are included in full year diluted GAAP EPS. Full year GAAP EPS does not take into account any future discrete tax benefit or expense because such amounts are unknown. Full year diluted non-GAAP EPS excludes
approximately 2 million diluted shares related to the convertible notes, which are expected to be offset by
our convertible note hedge transactions.

The full year outlook for non-GAAP cash flow provided by operations excludes the portion of repayments
of convertible notes that are attributable to debt discount. The Company is not able to predict the timing
and amount of any future convertible note settlements initiated by a holder prior to maturity so forecasting GAAP operating cash flow is not possible to calculate without unreasonable effort.

Third quarter non-GAAP operating margin guidance is derived by subtracting the estimated impact of
non-cash share-based compensation expense of approximately $57 million and amortization of intangible
assets of approximately $10 million. Third quarter 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 a tax expense at an estimated annual non-GAAP effective tax rate of 22.5% before discrete tax items. Third quarter GAAP EPS does not take into account any future
discrete tax benefit or expense because such amounts are unknown. Third quarter diluted non-GAAP EPS
excludes approximately 2 million diluted shares related to the convertible notes, which are expected to be
offset by our convertible note hedge transactions.

The estimated annual non-GAAP effective tax rate of 22.5% for both the full year and third quarter
outlook excludes the impact of certain non-deductible share-based compensation under IRS Guidance.

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.
 

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