- Q4 revenue up 42% year-over-year
- Q4 subscription revenue up 50% year-over-year
- Net expansion rate of 136%
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3, 2018 -- Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018, ended January 31, 2018. Total revenue was $103.5 million, an increase of 42% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Subscription revenue was $84.3 million, an increase of 50% from the year-ago period.
"It was a year of considerable accomplishment for Cloudera and our team. In our first few quarters as a public company, we introduced six major product offerings, completed a strategic acquisition, and delivered significant technological innovations -- with the open source community and also proprietary to our products," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera. "Most enterprises are just embarking on their digital transformation journeys. In a rapidly evolving and disruptive market, we believe the investments we've made have us well-positioned to lead them on that journey."
GAAP loss from operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $45.7 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $61.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $16.6 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $33.4 million in the year-ago period.
Operating cash flow for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was negative $22.0 million compared to operating cash flow of negative $31.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
GAAP net loss per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.31 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 142.9 million shares, compared to a GAAP net loss per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 of $1.67 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 36.8 million shares. See financial statement tables below for additional information regarding historical and forward-looking stock-based compensation expenses and shares outstanding.
Non-GAAP net loss per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.10 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 142.9 million shares, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.30 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 111.7 million shares.
For fiscal year 2018, total revenue was $367.4 million, an increase of 41% year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $301.0 million, an increase of 50% year-over-year, and equaled 82% of total revenue, up from 77% for fiscal year 2017.
GAAP loss from operations for fiscal year 2018 was $390.3 million compared to GAAP loss from operations of $187.3 million in fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP loss from operations for fiscal year 2018 was $96.6 million compared to non-GAAP loss from operations of $140.3 million in fiscal year 2017.
Operating cash flow for fiscal year 2018 was negative $42.3 million compared to operating cash flow of negative $116.6 million in fiscal year 2017.
GAAP net loss per share for fiscal year 2018 was $3.38 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 114.1 million shares, compared to a GAAP net loss per share in fiscal year 2017 of $5.15 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 36.4 million shares.
Non-GAAP net loss per share for fiscal year 2018 was $0.69 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 133.1 million shares, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share for fiscal year 2017 of $1.26 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 111.3 million shares.
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.
As of January 31, 2018, the company had total cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $460.7 million.
Recent Business and Financial Highlights
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018:
- Subscription revenue was up 50% year-over-year to $84.3 million
- Non-GAAP subscription gross margin for the quarter was 86%, more than 200 basis points higher than the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017
- Dollar-based net expansion rate was 136% for the quarter
- International revenue grew 66% year-over-year
- 32 net new Global 8000 customers added
- Non-GAAP operating loss improved approximately 3,000 basis points as compared to the year-ago quarter
- Cloudera Altus was named a winner of the 2017-2018 Cloud Awards for Most Innovative Use of Data in the Cloud (https://www.cloud-awards.com/2018-shortlist/)
- Cloudera was recognized on four separate occasions for leading security industry awards (https://www.cloudera.com/more/news-and-blogs/press-releases/2018-03-28-cloudera-wins-multiple-awards-for-cybersecurity-innovation-and-leadership.html)
- Cloudera was named a winner of two IoT Breakthrough Awards, the Overall Connected Car Innovation of the Year (with Navistar) and Connected Car Insurance Solution of the Year (with Octo Telematics) (https://iotbreakthrough.com/winners/)
Full Year Fiscal 2018:
- Subscription revenue was up 50% year-over-year to $301.0 million
- Non-GAAP subscription gross margin for the year was 85%, more than 300 basis points higher than fiscal year 2017
- International revenue grew 62% year-over-year
- 132 net new Global 8000 customers added
- Non-GAAP operating loss improved more than 2,700 basis points as compared to the prior fiscal year
The outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, ending April 30, 2018, is:
- Total revenue in the range of $101 million to $102 million, representing approximately 28% year-over-year growth
- Subscription revenue in the range of $85 million to $86 million, representing approximately 32% year-over-year growth
- Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.19 to $0.17 per share
- Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 147 million shares
The outlook for fiscal 2019, ending January 31, 2019, is:
- Total revenue in the range of $435 million to $445 million, representing approximately 20% year-over-year growth
- Subscription revenue in the range of $370 million to $375 million, representing approximately 24% year-over-year growth
- Operating cash flow in the range of negative $40 million to $35 million
- Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.62 to $0.59 per share
- Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 152 million shares
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Cloudera is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2018 results and the outlook for its first quarter of fiscal 2019 and full year fiscal 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today. Participants can listen via webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of Cloudera's website. A replay of the webcast will be available for two weeks following the call.
The conference call can also be accessed as follows:
Participant Toll Free Number: +1-833-231-7247
Participant International Number: +1-647-689-4091
Conference ID: 3093228
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We report all financial information required in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To supplement our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the results of our operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by us include non-GAAP subscription gross margins, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss, and historical and forward-looking non-GAAP net loss per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation, acquisition- and disposition-related expenses (if any), amortization of acquired intangible assets, and donations of common stock made to the Cloudera Foundation from the Cloudera unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations. In addition, we use non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding to calculate non-GAAP net loss per share.
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