Red Hat, Inc.
Jun 22, 2011

Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2012 first quarter ended May 31, 2011.

Total revenue for the quarter was $264.7 million, an increase of 27% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $225.5 million, up 26% year-over-year.

"Red Hat has begun fiscal year 2012 with a strong first quarter including year-over-year billings growth of 28% that contributed to revenue and profitability that exceeded the high-end of our expectations," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "We believe there is a fundamental shift in IT spending, in which cloud computing and virtualization have become key strategic priorities. We believe that Red Hat is well positioned to capitalize on this growing demand as enterprise customers look to Red Hat when upgrading and modernizing their IT infrastructure."

GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $45.4 million, or a 17.1% operating margin. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $66.5 million, up 28% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 25.1%, up 30 basis points from the year ago quarter.

Net income for the quarter was $32.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared with $24.1 million, or $0.12 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 $47.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, as compared to $35.6 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $90.2 million for the first quarter, as compared to $60.6 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $786.0 million, an increase of 26% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May 31, 2011 was $1.27 billion.

"Strong sales execution, focused spending and good collections drove 49% growth in operating cash flow year-over-year," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "Red Hat grew first quarter non-GAAP operating income by 28% year-over-year even as we ramped up marketing spending for the Red Hat Summit and product launches, and continued investments in R&D to enable further broadening of our product portfolio. We introduced innovative new cloud technologies such as OpenShift, our PaaS offering, and CloudForms, our IaaS offering. In addition, we enhanced our core products, including the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 and strengthened our partnerships with the launch of Open Virtualization Alliance."

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, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 70 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven 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:

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(In thousands - except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2011 2010
Subscriptions $225,533 $179,076
Training and services 39,213 30,068
Total subscription, training and services revenue 264,746 209,144
Cost of revenue:
Subscriptions 15,239 12,664
Training and services 27,208 20,574
Total cost of subscription, training and services revenue 42,447 33,238
Total gross profit 222,299 175,906
Operating expense:
Sales and marketing 97,325 74,564
Research and development 48,288 40,658
General and administrative 31,327 26,445
Total operating expense 176,940 141,667
Income from operations 45,359 34,239
Interest income 1,936 1,663
Other income (expense), net (266) 1,130
Income before provision for income taxes 47,029 37,032
Provision for income taxes 14,579 12,961
Net income $32,450 $24,071
Net income-diluted $32,450 $24,071
Net income per share:
Basic $0.17 $0.13
Diluted $0.17 $0.12
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 193,155 187,926
Diluted 196,287 193,266

(In thousands)
May 31, February 28,
2011 2011
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $710,223 $642,630
Investments in debt and equity securities 200,258 217,970
Accounts receivable, net 154,939 184,741
Deferred tax assets, net 75,192 75,720
Prepaid expenses 66,607 62,364
Other current assets 1,016 1,133
Total current assets 1,208,235 1,184,558
Property and equipment, net 77,754 75,558
Goodwill 465,563 463,673
Identifiable intangibles, net 106,461 109,932
Investments in debt securities 356,260 331,791
Other assets, net 33,568 33,810
Total assets $2,247,841 $2,199,322
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $16,357 $16,285
Accrued expenses 85,052 90,229
Deferred revenue 584,348 572,637
Other current obligations 340 650
Total current liabilities 686,097 679,801
Deferred lease credits 5,113 5,215
Long term deferred revenue 201,693 199,617
Other long term obligations 24,435 23,990
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 22 22
Additional paid-in capital 1,633,083 1,610,238
Retained earnings 277,500 245,050
Treasury stock, at cost (581,738) (562,792)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income 1,636 (1,819)
Total stockholders' equity 1,330,503 1,290,699
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $2,247,841 $2,199,322

(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
May 31, May 31,
2011 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $32,450 $24,071
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,739 11,722
Share-based compensation expense 16,187 13,174
Deferred income taxes 11,055 8,352
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements (8,560) (11,007)
Gain on sale of available-for-sale equity securities (644) (516)
Other 567 (203)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities net of effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable 32,042 19,525
Prepaid expenses (3,293) (591)
Accounts payable (90) (5,069)
Accrued expenses (3,849) 1,540
Deferred revenue 1,270 (1,058)