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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the enterprise data cloud company, reported results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2020 ended April 30, 2019. Total revenue for the first quarter was $187.5 million, and subscription revenue was $154.8 million. Annualized recurring revenue grew 21% year-over-year.

"We continue to make substantial progress toward our goal of delivering the industry's first enterprise data cloud, designed for powerful analytics across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with common security and governance," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer, Cloudera. "Our enterprise customers are excited about extending their analytic workloads to the public cloud through Cloudera Data Platform, which will be available this summer. While some customers in the first quarter elected to postpone renewal and expansion of their agreements in anticipation of the new platform's release, affecting our full year outlook, this customer feedback and enthusiasm validates demand for enterprise data cloud solutions in our target market. Customers are benefiting from our offerings today, solving complex data management and analytic use cases spanning the Edge to AI, and we look forward to helping them accelerate their journey to the cloud with Cloudera Data Platform."

All numbers reported for prior periods are presented for Cloudera on a standalone basis since the merger with Hortonworks, Inc. closed on January 3, 2019, and, as such, there is no comparative year-over-year financial information for the combined company.

GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $103.8 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $51.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Non-GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $34.7 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $25.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Operating cash flow for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which includes $25.0 million of merger-related payments, was $11.5 million, compared to operating cash flow of $24.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

GAAP net loss per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.38 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 271.4 million shares, compared to a GAAP net loss per share of $0.36 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 146.7 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 first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.13 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 271.4 million shares, compared to a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.18 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 146.7 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 April 30, 2019, the company had total cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $547.5 million.

Recent Business and Financial Highlights

Today, we separately announced the planned retirement of Chief Executive Officer, Tom Reilly, and the appointment of Martin Cole, Chairman of the Board, as interim Chief Executive Officer.

First Quarter Fiscal 2020:

  • Annualized recurring revenue was $672.0 million, representing 21% year-over-year growth
  • Non-GAAP subscription gross margin for the quarter was 85%
  • Operating cash flow was $11.5 million, including $25.0 million of merger-related payments
  • Customers with annualized recurring revenue greater than $100,000 were 929
  • Expanded partnership with IBM to include all Cloudera product offerings and to add services
  • Brought to market two new products: Cloudera Edge Management, an edge management solution for IoT and streaming data, and Cloudera Flow Management, a no-code, high-scale data ingestion, and management solution

Business Outlook

The outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, ending July 31, 2019, is:

  • Total revenue in the range of $180 million to $183 million
  • Subscription revenue in the range of $155 million to $157 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.11 to $0.08 per share
  • Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 274 million shares

The outlook for fiscal 2020, ending January 31, 2020, is:

  • Annualized recurring revenue growth of 0% to 10%
  • Total revenue in the range of $745 million to $765 million
  • Subscription revenue in the range of $635 million to $645 million
  • Operating cash flow in the range of negative $95 million to negative $75 million, including $59 million of non-recurring merger-related payments
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.32 to $0.28 per share
  • Weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 280 million shares

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Cloudera is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter of fiscal 2020 results and the outlook for its second quarter of fiscal 2020 and full year fiscal 2020 at 2:00 PM 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: 2193887

About Cloudera

At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. We empower people to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights. Cloudera delivers an enterprise data cloud for any data, anywhere, from the Edge to AI. Powered by the relentless innovation of the open source community, Cloudera advances digital transformation for the world's largest enterprises. Learn more at

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements that, within the meaning of the federal securities laws including the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "plan", "believe", "seek", "could", "estimate", "judgment", "targeting", "should", "anticipate", "goal" and variations of these words and similar expressions, are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release address a variety of subjects, including statements about our short-term and long-term goals and targets, including the timing of the release of the Cloudera Data Platform, expectations regarding the acceptance by our enterprise customers of enterprise data cloud and the Cloudera Data Platform, and our "Business Outlook" for our second quarter of fiscal 2020 and our full year fiscal 2020 operating results. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including global economic conditions, competitive pressures and pricing declines, intellectual property infringement claims, and other risks or uncertainties that are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and in our other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of the company's SEC filings on the SEC's website at Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurances that our expectations will be attained. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report all financial information required in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To supplement our unaudited and audited 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 gross margins, non-GAAP subscription gross margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net loss, historical and forward-looking non-GAAP net loss per share, and adjusted annualized recurring revenue. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation, acquisition- and disposition-related expenses (if any), and amortization of acquired intangible assets 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. This non-GAAP measure includes the impact of anti-dilutive restricted stock units and stock options outstanding, on a weighted basis.

For a description of these items, including the reasons why management adjusts for them, and reconciliations of historical non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" as well as the related tables that precede it. We may consider whether other significant non-recurring items that arise in the future should also be excluded in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures we use.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our core business, operating results or future outlook. Management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to, these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our operating results, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. We use these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with traditional GAAP measures to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons of our performance to prior periods.

Annualized Recurring Revenue 
Annualized recurring revenue ("ARR") is a non-GAAP performance metric, which we will use to assess the health and trajectory of our business. ARR equals the annualized value of all recurring subscription contracts with active entitlements as of the end of the period, including pre-merger Hortonworks contracts. ARR excludes non-recurring partner revenue, subscription revenue with certain related parties, custom engineering and premium add-on support.

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