Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Learning and talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) today announced results for its quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $24.0 million, representing a 52% increase compared to the same period in 2011.

Bookings 1 , which the company defines as revenue plus the change in deferred revenue, were $24.0 million for the first quarter of 2012, representing a 67% increase compared to the first quarter of 2011. Deferred revenue at March 31, 2012 was $55.8 million, which was 72% higher than the balance at March 31, 2011.

“We are extremely pleased with our first quarter and our continued innovation with the launch of our Recruiting Cloud and Volunteer Management System,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone. “We continue to acquire marquee accounts and grow existing accounts. As our bookings demonstrate, the momentum of our business has not slowed down. The expansion of our products and services, as well as the growth of our global sales teams and our acquisition of Sonar6, has allowed us to grow our total addressable market with new and existing clients alike.”

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2012 was $17.2 million, representing a 54% year-over-year improvement compared to the same period in 2011. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 was 71.5% compared to 70.9% in the same period in 2011. Non-GAAP gross margin 1 for the first quarter of 2012 was 73.5% compared to 71.2% in the same period of 2011.

In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or on a "GAAP" basis, Cornerstone's net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $8.1 million, or $(0.16) per share, compared to a net loss of $47.6 million, or $(3.65) per share, for the first quarter of 2011.

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