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  • Q3 revenue up 41% year-over-year
  • Q3 subscription revenue up 48% year-over-year
  • Net expansion rate of 135%
  • Launched Cloudera Shared Data Experience (SDX)

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, reported results for its third quarter of fiscal 2018, ended October 31, 2017. Total revenue was $94.6 million, an increase of 41% from the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Subscription revenue was $78.1 million, an increase of 48% from the year-ago period. Subscription revenue represented 83% of total revenue, up from 78% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

"We had another strong quarter in Q3, exceeding expectations on financial measures while increasing our competitive advantage in cloud analytics through significant new product innovation," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera. "We are now at the scale where we can execute on multiple fronts concurrently. In addition to substantial enhancements to our machine learning and analytics platform, we expanded our cloud Platform-as-a-Service offerings with an extension of Cloudera Altus Data Engineering to Microsoft Azure as well as a new data warehouse cloud service, Cloudera Altus Analytic DB. Also, our financial model is exhibiting consistent operating leverage as we march toward operating cash flow break-even."

GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $56.6 million, compared to a GAAP loss from operations of $44.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $24.4 million, compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $37.7 million in the year-ago period.

Operating cash flow for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was negative $2.4 million compared to operating cash flow of negative $32.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.

GAAP net loss per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 was $0.40 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 138.5 million shares, compared to a GAAP net loss per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 of $1.20 per share, based on weighted-average shares outstanding of 36.6 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 2018 was $0.17 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 138.5 million shares, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.34 per share, based on non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of 111.5 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, 2017, the company had total cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and restricted cash of $484.0 million.

Recent Business and Financial Highlights:

  • Subscription revenue was up 48% year-over-year to $78.1 million
  • Subscription revenue represented 83% of total revenue, up from 78% in the year-ago period
  • Non-GAAP subscription gross margin for the quarter was 86%, more than 250 basis points higher than the third quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Dollar-based net expansion rate was 135% for the quarter
  • 23 net new Global 8000 customers added
  • Launched Cloudera Shared Data Experience (SDX), which delivers a consistent software framework of data management, governance and security tools across cloud, multi-cloud and on-premises deployments using the same data regardless of where it resides (https://www.cloudera.com/products/sdx.html)
  • Introduced Cloudera Altus Analytic DB, Platform-as-a-Service, the first data warehouse cloud service that brings the warehouse to the data, allowing enterprises to quickly perform self-service business intelligence and SQL analytic workloads in the cloud
  • Announced the release of Cloudera Altus Data Engineering, Platform-as-a-Service, for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform
  • Cloudera Data Science Workbench was voted "Winner -- Best Data Science Platform" in the Datanami Readers' Choice Awards
  • Appointed Rosemary Schooler,Vice President and General Manager, Global IoT Sales, Intel Corporation, to Cloudera board of directors

Business Outlook

The outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, ending January 31, 2018, is:

  • Total revenue in the range of $97 million to $99 million, representing 33% to 36% year-over-year growth
  • Subscription revenue in the range of $80 million to $82 million, representing 43% to 46% year-over-year growth
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.24 to $0.22 per share
  • Non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 142 million shares

The outlook for fiscal 2018, ending January 31, 2018, is:

  • Total revenue in the range of $361 million to $363 million, representing 38% to 39% year-over-year growth
  • Subscription revenue in the range of $297 million to $299 million, representing 48% to 49% year-over-year growth
  • Operating cash flow in the range of negative $50 million to $45 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share in the range of $0.84 to $0.82 per share
  • Non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 133 million shares

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Cloudera is hosting a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter of fiscal 2018 results and the outlook for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and full year fiscal 2018 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: 6488823

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. We deliver the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud. The world's largest enterprises trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems. Learn more at www.cloudera.com

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Cloudera and associated marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cloudera, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Global 8000 Customer List

We periodically update the Global 8000 list based on the FORBES Global 2000 list and information from Data.com, using the most recently published FORBES Global 2000 list (which is updated by Forbes annually) and the most recent Data.com information (which is continuously updated by Data.com).  Our customer count is subject to ongoing adjustment and, when adjustments occur, previously disclosed numbers of customers are updated to allow for comparability.

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 our belief that the enterprise machine learning and analytics market will quickly emerge and that we will continue to lead its direction through technology and product innovation, our expectation that we will continue our momentum in machine learning, analytics and the cloud, and our "Business Outlook" for our fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 and full year fiscal 2018 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 Prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on September 28, 2017, our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and in our other SEC filings. 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 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. This non-GAAP measure includes the assumed conversion of all outstanding shares of preferred stock to common stock and 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.

Investor Relations Contact: 
Kevin Cook 
investor-relations@cloudera.com 
+1 (650) 644-3900 
Press Contact Email: press@cloudera.com Phone:+1 888 789 1488 Cloudera, Inc.