- Q3 revenue up 25% year-over-year
- Q3 subscription revenue up 28% year-over-year
- 601 customers greater than $100,000 annual recurring revenue
- Cloudera and Hortonworks to hold shareholder meetings to vote on proposed merger in late December 2018, with completion of merger to follow soon thereafter
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal 2019, ended October 31, 2018. Total revenue was $118.2 million, an increase of 25% as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Subscription revenue was $99.7 million, an increase of 28% as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
"We are pleased with our execution in Q3 and our progress on the strategic combination we have announced with Hortonworks. Pre-closing merger integration planning is going well. And more importantly, we are very encouraged by the reception that our plans are receiving from customers, partners and the developer community," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer. "Together, we will enhance our competitiveness, accelerate our momentum in cloud innovation, and provide a comprehensive solution-set for customers, from the Edge to AI."
GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $26.4 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $56.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $3.8 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $24.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
Operating cash flow for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, which includes $6.0 million of merger-related costs, was negative $6.8 million compared to operating cash flow of negative $2.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
GAAP net loss per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $0.17 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 152.2 million shares, compared to a GAAP net loss per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $0.40 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 138.5 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 third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $0.03 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 152.2 million shares, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 of $0.17 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 138.5 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 October 31, 2018, the company had total cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $453.3 million.
Recent Business and Financial Highlights
- Subscription revenue was up 28% year-over-year to $99.7 million
- Non-GAAP subscription gross margin for the quarter was 89%, up from 86% in the third quarter of fiscal 2018
- Customers with annual recurring revenue greater than $100,000 were 601, up 33 for the quarter compared to the second quarter quarter of fiscal 2019
- Dollar-based net expansion rate was 127% for the quarter
- Non-GAAP operating loss improved more than 22 percentage points in the third quarter compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2018
- Previewed Cloudera Machine Learning, a new, cloud-native machine learning platform powered by Kubernetes to accelerate the industrialization of AI
- Announced availability of Cloudera's most powerful and comprehensive platform to date – Cloudera Enterprise 6.0
Note that guidance is provided for Cloudera on a standalone basis. An updated outlook for the combined company will be provided after closing of the merger and completion of Cloudera's fiscal 2019 fourth quarter. Accordingly, the outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, ending January 31, 2019, is:
- Total revenue in the range of $119 million to $122 million, representing 17% year-over-year growth
- Subscription revenue in the range of $101 million to $103 million, representing 21% year-over-year growth
- Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.12 to $0.10 per share
- Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 155 million shares
The outlook for fiscal 2019, ending January 31, 2019, is:
- Total revenue in the range of $450 million to $453 million, representing approximately 23% year-over-year growth
- Subscription revenue in the range of $380 million to $382 million, representing approximately 27% year-over-year growth
- Operating cash flow in the range of negative $25 million to $20 million
- Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.40 to $0.38 per share
- Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 151 million shares
Note that operating cash flow projections for fiscal 2019 include approximately $12 million of merger execution and planning expenses in fiscal third and fourth quarters. There are or may be additional costs incurred as early as January 2019, upon closing of the merger, which have not been considered in forecasting operating cash flow for fiscal 2019.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Cloudera is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter fiscal 2019 results and the outlook for its fourth 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: 8079743
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger between Cloudera and Hortonworks, Cloudera has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (Registration Statement No. 333-228155), and this registration statement, as amended, was declared effective by the SEC on November 20, 2018. This registration statement contains a joint proxy statement/prospectus and relevant materials concerning the proposed merger. Additionally, Cloudera and Hortonworks intend to file with the SEC other materials in connection with the proposed merger. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, CLOUDERA'S AND HORTONWORKS' RESPECTIVE STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED BY EACH OF CLOUDERA AND HORTONWORKS WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain a free copy of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about Cloudera and Hortonworks, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Cloudera and Hortonworks make available free of charge at www.cloudera.com and www.hortonworks.com, respectively (in the "Investor Relations" section), copies of materials they file with, or furnish to, the SEC. The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statement or the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus.
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