Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2014 first quarter ended May 31, 2013.

Total revenue for the quarter was $363 million, an increase of 15% in U.S. dollars from the year ago quarter, or 17% measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are as detailed in the tables below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $316 million, up 16% in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 18% measured in constant currency.

“The first quarter was a solid start to Fiscal 2014, with both revenue and profitability coming in above the high-end of our guidance. We delivered mid-teens revenue growth driven by customer demand for innovative open source technologies based on a high-value subscription model,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. “In Q1, we continued to execute against our strategy of significantly expanding our addressable market in the new cloud-centric data center."

GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $57 million, up 11% year-over-year. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $87 million, up 7% year-over-year. For the first quarter, GAAP operating margin was 15.6% and non-GAAP operating margin was 23.9%.

Net income for the quarter was $40 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $37 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $62 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, as compared to $58 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $142 million for the first quarter, as compared to $124 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company’s total deferred revenue balance was $1.06 billion, an increase of 16% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May 31, 2013 was $1.22 billion after repurchasing approximately $179 million, or approximately 3.6 million shares, of common stock in the first quarter.

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