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SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Billings of $299.6 million, up 41% year over year 1 Revenue of $260.1 million, up 35% year over year Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.14 1 Cash flow from operations of $65.1 million Free cash flow of $51.7 million 1 Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $1.17 billion Deferred revenue of $706.9 million, up 41% year over year
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high performance cyber security solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.
"For the third consecutive quarter this year, Fortinet accelerated billings growth to record levels, delivering 41% billings growth -- the highest ever as a public company," said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and chief executive officer. "Additionally, we delivered non-GAAP operating margin and earnings per share upside to shareholders. We are executing well and our investment strategy is working. Fortinet remains well-positioned to gain market share globally due to our strong competitive technology position and best-in-class end-to-end network security solutions portfolio, as well as the ongoing success of our land and expand strategy."
Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2015 Billings 1 : Total billings were $299.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 41% compared to $213.2 million in the same quarter of 2014. Revenue: Total revenue was $260.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 35% compared to $193.3 million in the same quarter of 2014. Within total revenue, product revenue was $119.7 million, an increase of 36% compared to $87.7 million in the same quarter of 2014. Service revenue was $140.3 million, an increase of 33% compared to $105.6 million in the same quarter of 2014. Deferred Revenue: Total deferred revenue was $706.9 million as of September 30, 2015, an increase of $49.4 million compared to $657.6 million as of June 30, 2015. Cash and Cash Flow 2 : As of September 30, 2015, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $1.17 billion, compared to $1.15 billion as of June 30, 2015. In the third quarter of 2015, cash flow from operations was $65.1 million compared to $56.5 million in the same quarter of 2014. Free cash flow 1 was $51.7 million during the third quarter of 2015 compared to $50.7 million in the same quarter of 2014. GAAP Operating Income or Loss: GAAP operating loss was $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2015, representing a GAAP operating margin of -0.7%. GAAP operating income was $15.5 million for the same quarter of 2014, representing a GAAP operating margin of 8%. GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share: GAAP net income was $8.2 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to GAAP net income of $4.1 million for the same quarter of 2014. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.05 for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $0.02 for the same quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP Operating Income 1 : Non-GAAP operating income was $36.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 14%. Non-GAAP operating income was $30.4 million for the same quarter of 2014, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 16%. Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share 1 : Non-GAAP net income was $24.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to non-GAAP net income of $20.0 million for the same quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.14 for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $0.12 for the same quarter of 2014.
1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."
2 During the third quarter of 2015, there were no shares repurchased under our share repurchase program.
Conference Call Details
Fortinet will host a conference call today, October 22, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 55728223. A live webcast of the conference call and supplemental slides will be accessible from the Investor Relations page of Fortinet's website at http://investor.fortinet.com and a replay will be archived and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm . A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through October 29, 2015, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID# 55728223.
Following the financial results conference call, Fortinet will host an additional question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (6:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to provide an opportunity for financial analysts and investors to ask more detailed product and financial questions. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 55732708. This follow-up call will be webcast live and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com , and a replay will be archived and available after the call at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm . A replay of this conference call will also be available through October 29, 2015 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID # 55732708.
About Fortinet ( www.fortinet.com )
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at www.fortinet.com , the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs .
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.
Billings. We define billings as revenue recognized plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period less any deferred revenue balances acquired from business combination(s) during the period, if any. We consider billings to be a useful metric for management and investors because billings drive deferred revenue, which is an important indicator of the health and viability of our business. There are a number of limitations related to the use of billings versus revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP. First, billings include amounts that have not yet been recognized as revenue. Second, we may calculate billings in a manner that is different from peer companies that report similar financial measures. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding GAAP revenue and evaluating billings together with revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Free cash flow. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the acquisition of property and equipment, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions, repurchasing outstanding common stock, and strengthening the balance sheet. Analysis of free cash flow facilitates management's comparisons of our operating results to competitors' operating results. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating liquidity is that free cash flow does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash, cash equivalents and investments balance for the period because free cash flow excludes cash used for capital expenditures and also excludes cash provided by or used for other investing and financing activities. Management compensates for this limitation by providing information about our capital expenditures and other investing and financing activities on the face of the cash flow statement and under the caption "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Liquidity and Capital Resources" in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Non-GAAP operating income and operating margin. We define non-GAAP operating income as operating income or loss plus stock-based compensation, business acquisition-related charges, including inventory fair value adjustment amortization and other purchase accounting adjustments, impairment and amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, expenses associated with the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and, when applicable, any other significant non-recurring items in a given quarter. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined as non-GAAP operating income divided by revenue. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors because they exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense, business acquisition-related charges, including inventory fair value adjustment amortization and other purchase accounting adjustments, impairment and amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, expenses associated with the implementation of a new ERP system, and, when applicable, any other significant non-recurring items so that our management and investors can compare our recurring core business operating results over multiple periods. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP operating income versus operating income or loss calculated in accordance with GAAP. First, non-GAAP operating income excludes stock-based compensation expense, business acquisition-related charges, including inventory fair value adjustment amortization and other purchase accounting adjustments, impairment and amortization of intangible assets, expenses associated with the implementation of a new ERP system, and any other significant non-recurring items. Stock-based compensation has been and will continue to be, for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in our business. Second, stock-based compensation expense is an important part of our employees' compensation and impacts their performance. Third, the components of the costs that we exclude from our calculation of non-GAAP operating income may differ from the components that other companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP results of operations. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP operating income and evaluating non-GAAP operating income together with operating income or loss calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share. We define non-GAAP net income as net income plus items noted above under non-GAAP operating income and operating margin, adjusted for the impact of the tax adjustment, if any required, resulting in an effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis, which could differ from the GAAP effective tax rate. We define non-GAAP diluted net income per share as non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted-average diluted shares outstanding. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors for the same reasons that we use non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin. However, in order to provide a complete picture of our recurring core business operating results, we include in non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the tax adjustment required resulting in an effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis, which could differ from the GAAP tax rate. We believe the effective tax rates we used are reasonable estimates of normalized tax rates for our current and prior fiscal years under our global operating structure. The same limitations described above regarding our use of non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin apply to our use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share. We compensate for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share and evaluating non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share together with net income and diluted net income per share calculated in accordance with GAAP. FORTINET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited, in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2015 2014 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 540,712 $ 283,254 Short-term investments 367,446 436,766 Accounts receivable-net 174,111 184,741 Inventory 80,246 69,477 Deferred tax assets 47,304 41,484 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 41,921 31,143 Total current assets 1,251,740 1,046,865 LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS 261,506 271,724 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT-net 83,372 58,919 DEFERRED TAX ASSETS 72,003 31,080 GOODWILL 4,260 2,824 OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS-net 18,967 2,832 OTHER ASSETS 15,325 10,530 TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,707,173 $ 1,424,774 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable $ 48,793 $ 49,947 Accrued liabilities 29,831 29,016 Accrued payroll and compensation 47,915 45,875 Income taxes payable 5,477 2,689 Deferred revenue 471,118 368,929 Total current liabilities 603,134 496,456 DEFERRED REVENUE 235,793 189,828 INCOME TAXES PAYABLE 56,906 45,139 OTHER LIABILITIES 15,954 17,385 Total liabilities 911,787 748,808 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Common stock 172 166 Additional paid-in capital 671,138 562,504 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (90) (349) Retained earnings 124,166 113,645 Total stockholders' equity 795,386 675,966 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,707,173 $ 1,424,774 FORTINET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September September September September 30, 2015 30, 2014 30, 2015 30, 2014 REVENUE: Product $ 119,737 $ 87,731 $ 332,023 $ 249,880 Service 140,331 105,617 380,716 296,515 Total revenue 260,068 193,348 712,739 546,395 COST OF REVENUE: Product(1) 46,167 35,636 134,932 105,230 Service(1) 25,534 21,249 69,869 60,155 Total cost of revenue 71,701 56,885 204,801 165,385 GROSS PROFIT: Product 73,570 52,095 197,091 144,650 Service 114,797 84,368 310,847 236,360 Total gross profit 188,367 136,463 507,938 381,010 OPERATING EXPENSES: Research and development(1) 42,110 30,790 115,315 89,783 Sales and marketing(1) 120,994 80,433 333,531 222,576 General and administrative(1) 21,220 9,789 51,199 29,243 Restructuring charges 5,883 - 5,883 - Total operating expenses 190,207 121,012 505,928 341,602 OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) (1,840) 15,451 2,010 39,408 INTEREST INCOME 1,333 1,339 4,119 3,991 OTHER EXPENSE-net (653) (1,005) (2,160) (1,968) INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (1,160 15,785 3,969 41,431 PROVISION FOR (BENEFIT FROM) INCOME TAXES (9,329) 11,729 (6,552) 22,901 NET INCOME $ 8,169 4,056 10,521 18,530 Net income per share: Basic $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 Diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 Weighted-average shares outstanding: Basic 171,648 164,294 169,898 163,289 Diluted 177,897 169,727 175,963 168,735 (1)Includes stock-based compensation as follows: Cost of product revenue $ 291 $ 60 $ 641 $ 351 Cost of service revenue 1,849 1,522 5,141 4,214 Research and development 6,663 4,505 17,361 12,558 Sales and marketing 13,904 7,397 34,482 18,890 General and administrative 3,612 1,183 9,376 6,300 $ 26,319 $ 14,667 $ 67,001 $ 42,313 FORTINET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited, in thousands) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September September September September 30, 2015 30, 2014 30, 2015 30, 2014 Net income $ 8,169 $ 4,056 $ 10,521 $ 18,530 Other comprehensive income (loss) -- net of taxes: Foreign currency translation losses - (432) - (333) Unrealized gains (losses) on investments 337 (977) 400 (993) Tax provision (benefit) related to items of other comprehensive income or loss (118) 342 (141) 348 Other comprehensive income (loss) -- net of taxes 219 (1,067 259 (978) Comprehensive income $ 8,388 $ 2,989 $ 10,780 $ 17,552 FORTINET, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited, in thousands) Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2015 2014 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 10,521 $ 18,530 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 22,206 16,519 Amortization of investment premiums 5,770 6,680 Stock-based compensation 67,001 42,313 Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation - (4,325) Other non-cash items -- net 2,681 3,801 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business acquisitions: Accounts receivable -- net 20,923 13,140 Inventory (12,023) (11,095) Deferred tax assets (28,297) (12,186) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (8,210 (2,781) Other assets (264) (159) Accounts payable (9,842) 3,806 Accrued liabilities (3,296) 2,818 Accrued payroll and compensation (1,895) 5,651 Other liabilities (1,232) 14,350 Deferred revenue 136,193 68,006 Income taxes payable 13,753 (3,850) Net cash provided by operating activities 213,989 161,218 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchases of investments (329,687 (388,808 Sales of investments 35,384 27,282 Maturities of investments 364,256 371,837 Purchases of property and equipment (29,013 (26,802 Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (38,025 (17) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 2,915 (16,508) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from issuance of common stock 63,543 40,529 Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (22,989) (8,506) Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation - 4,325 Repurchase and retirement of common stock - (38,235) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 40,554 (1,887) EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - (600) NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 257,458 142,223 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS -- Beginning of period 283,254 115,873 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS -- End of period $ 540,712 $ 258,096
Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures
(Unaudited, in thousands)
Reconciliation of GAAP revenue to billings Three Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2015 2014 Total revenue $ 260,068 $ 193,348 Add increase in deferred revenue 49,350 19,810 Less deferred revenue balance acquired in business combination (9,800) - Total billings (Non-GAAP) $ 299,618 $ 213,158
Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow Three Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2015 2014 Net cash provided by operating activities $ 65,065 $ 56,518 Less purchases of property and equipment (13,325) (5,780) Free cash flow (Non-GAAP) $ 51,740 $ 50,738
Reconciliation of non-GAAP results of operations to the nearest comparable GAAP measures
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
Reconciliation of GAAP operating income or loss to Non-GAAP operating income, operating margin, net income and diluted net income per share Three Months Ended September Three Months Ended 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 Non- GAAP Adjustm Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustme GAAP Results ents Results Results nts Results Operating income (loss) $(1,840) 38,230 (a) $36,390 $15,451 $14,911(b)$30,362 Operating margin -0.7% 14% 8% 16% Adjustments: Stock-based compensation 26,319 14,667 Amortization of intangible assets 1,319 244 ERP-related expenses 2,473 - Business acquisition- related charges 934 - Inventory fair value adjustment amortization 1,302 - Restructuring charges 5,883 - Tax adjustment (22,304)(c) 985(c) Net income $8,169 $15,926 $24,095 $4,056 $15,896 $19,952 Diluted net income per share $0.05 $0.14 $0.02 $0.12 Shares used in diluted net income per share calculations 177,897 177,897 169,727 169,727 ==