Fortinet Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT)

  • Billings of $165.2 million, up 14% year over year1
  • Revenues of $154.7 million, up 14% year over year
  • GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.07
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.121
  • Cash flow from operations of $25.4 million
  • Free cash flow of $22.2 million1
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $841.0 million, with no debt

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

"We were very pleased with our solid execution during the third quarter, particularly our ability to exceed the high end of our billings, revenue and earnings per share expectations," said Ken Xie, founder, president and chief executive officer. "Our performance highlights the underlying strength of our technology and market adoption of Fortinet's solutions across the globe. We are excited about the innovation we delivered with our latest FortiASIC NP-6 processor, which enables the fastest firewall and IPS performance in the industry and brings with it meaningful benefits to customers."

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2013

  • Billings1: Total billings were $165.2 million for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 14% compared to $145.0 million in the same quarter of 2012.

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $154.7 million for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 14% compared to $136.3 million in the same quarter of 2012. Within total revenue, product revenue was $69.7 million, an increase of 11% compared to the same quarter of 2012. Services revenue was $83.9 million, an increase of 20% compared to the same quarter of 2012.

  • Deferred Revenue: Deferred revenue was $400.2 million as of September 30, 2013, an increase of 18% compared to deferred revenue of $340.1 million as of September 30, 2012, and an increase of $10.5 million from $389.7 million as of June 30, 2013.

  • Cash and Cash Flow: As of September 30, 2013, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $841.0 million, compared to $814.4 million as of June 30, 2013. In the third quarter of 2013, cash flow from operations was $25.4 million and free cash flow was $22.2 million1.

  • GAAP Operating Income: GAAP operating income was $18.3 million for the third quarter of 2013, representing a GAAP operating margin of 12%. GAAP operating income was $25.8 million for the same quarter of 2012, representing a GAAP operating margin of 19%.

  • GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share: GAAP net income was $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2013, based on a 40% effective tax rate for the quarter. This compared to GAAP net income of $17.2 million for the same quarter of 2012, based on a 36% effective tax rate for the quarter. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.07 for the third quarter of 2013, based on 168.7 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.10 for the same quarter of 2012, based on 166.8 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

  • Non-GAAP Operating Income1: Non-GAAP operating income was $30.0 million for the third quarter of 2013, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 19%. Non-GAAP operating income was $34.3 million for the same quarter of 2012, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 25%.

  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share1: Non-GAAP net income was $20.2 million for the third quarter of 2013, based on a 33% effective tax rate for the quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the same quarter of 2012 was $23.3 million, based on a 34% effective tax rate. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.12 for the third quarter of 2013 based on 168.7 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.14 for the same quarter of 2012, based on 166.8 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

1 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".

Conference Call Details
Fortinet will host a conference call today, October 23, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 74655490. A live webcast of the conference call and supplemental slides will be accessible from the Investor Relations page of Fortinet's website at http://investor.fortinet.com and a replay will be archived and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through October 30, 2013, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID# 74655490.

Following Fortinet's financial results conference call, the Company will host an additional question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (6:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to provide an opportunity for financial analysts and investors to ask more detailed questions. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 74655967. This follow-up call will be webcast live and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com, and a replay will be archived and available after the call at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call will also be available through October 30, 2013 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID # 74655967.

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including a majority of the 2012 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise -- from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

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Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the adoption of our solutions. Although we attempt to be accurate in making forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from the statements herein include the following: general economic risks; specific economic risks in different geographies and among different customer segments, including specific economic risks such as those that may result from the U.S. budget process; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; uncertainties around continued success in sales growth and market share gains; failure to convert sales pipeline into final sales; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products and other product functionality risks; execution risks around new product development and introductions and innovation; customer support challenges; litigation and disputes and the potential cost, distraction and damage to sales and reputation caused thereby; market acceptance of new products and services; the ability to attract and retain personnel and the loss of any key personnel; changes in strategy; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organizations and service providers; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; risks associated with the adoption of, and demand for, the UTM model in general and by specific customer segments; competition and pricing pressure; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or upon request from our investor relations department. All forward-looking statements herein reflect our opinions only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update forward-looking statements herein in light of new information or future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

Billings. We define billings as revenue recognized plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period less any deferred revenue balances acquired from business combination(s) during the period. We consider billings to be a useful metric for management and investors because billings drive deferred revenue, which is an important indicator of the health and visibility of our business, and has historically, represented a majority of the quarterly revenue that we recognize. There are a number of limitations related to the use of billings versus revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP. First, billings include amounts that have not yet been recognized as revenue. Second, we may calculate billings in a manner that is different from other companies that report similar financial measures. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding GAAP revenue and evaluating billings together with revenues calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Free cash flow. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the acquisition of property and equipment, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions, and strengthening the balance sheet. Analysis of free cash flow facilitates management's comparisons of our operating results to competitors' operating results. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating the company is that free cash flow does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance from operations for the period because it excludes cash used for capital expenditures. Management compensates for this limitation by providing information about our capital expenditures on the face of the cash flow statement and under the caption "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Liquidity and Capital Resources" in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Non-GAAP operating income and operating margin. We define non-GAAP operating income as operating income plus stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense of certain intangible assets reduced by the income from payments we received from a patent settlement. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined as non-GAAP operating income divided by revenue. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors because they exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense of certain intangible assets, and patent settlement related income so that our management and investors can compare our recurring core business operating results over multiple periods. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP operating income versus operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP. First, non-GAAP operating income excludes stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense of certain intangible assets. Stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Second, stock-based compensation is an important part of our employees' compensation and impacts their performance. Third, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of non-GAAP operating income may differ from the components that other companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP results of operations. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP operating income and evaluating non-GAAP operating income together with operating income calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share. We define non-GAAP net income as net income plus stock-based compensation expense and amortization expense of certain intangible assets reduced by the income from payments we received from a patent settlement, and includes the impact of the tax adjustment, if any, required to achieve the effective tax rate on a pro forma basis, which could differ from the GAAP effective tax rate. We define non-GAAP diluted net income per share as non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted-average diluted shares outstanding. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors for the same reasons that we use non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin. However, in order to provide a complete picture of our recurring core business operating results, we include in non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share, the tax adjustment required to achieve the effective tax rate on a pro forma basis, which could differ from the GAAP tax rate. We believe the effective tax rates we used are reasonable estimates of long-term normalized tax rates under our global operating structure. The same limitations described above regarding our use of non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin apply to our use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share and evaluating non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share together with net income and diluted net income per share calculated in accordance with GAAP.

FORTINET, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
         
         
  September 30,   December 31,  
  2013   2012  
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS:        
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 144,546   $ 122,975  
  Short-term investments   368,472     290,719  
  Accounts receivable-Net   107,802     107,642  
  Inventory   46,876     21,060  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets   38,271     26,878  
    Total current assets   705,967     569,274  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT-Net   28,380     25,638  
LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS   327,987     325,892  
GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS-Net   10,612     2,117  
DEFERRED TAX ASSETS-Non-current   51,996     48,525  
OTHER ASSETS   3,200     4,051  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,128,142   $ 975,497  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
CURRENT LIABILITIES:            
  Accounts payable $ 33,257   $ 20,816  
  Accrued liabilities   32,317     22,263  
  Accrued payroll and compensation   30,450     28,957  
  Deferred revenue   271,302     247,268  
    Total current liabilities   367,326     319,304  
DEFERRED REVENUE-Non-current   128,871     115,917  
INCOME TAX LIABILITIES-Non-current   30,568     28,778  
OTHER LIABILITIES   1,424     564  
  Total liabilities   528,189     464,563  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:            
  Common stock   163     162  
  Additional paid-in capital   455,279     400,075  
  Treasury stock   -     (2,995 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income   1,653     3,091  
  Retained earnings   142,858     110,601  
    Total stockholders' equity   599,953     510,934  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,128,142   $ 975,497  
             
Note: Certain prior period amounts have been combined to conform to current period presentation  
   
   
   
   
FORTINET, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                       
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,     September 30,     September 30,  
  2013     2012     2013     2012  
REVENUE:                      
  Product $ 69,687     $ 63,027     $ 194,162     $ 177,923  
  Services   83,883       69,782       239,447       197,332  
  Ratable and other revenue   1,129       3,459       4,338       7,222  
    Total revenue   154,699       136,268       437,947       382,477  
COST OF REVENUE:                              
  Product 1   27,126       23,995       77,032       66,997  
  Services 1   16,374       13,166       48,207       36,846  
  Ratable and other revenue   430       647       1,527       2,135  
    Total cost of revenue   43,930       37,808       126,766       105,978  
GROSS PROFIT:                              
  Product   42,561       39,032       117,130       110,926  
  Services   67,509       56,616       191,240       160,486  
  Ratable and other revenue   699       2,812       2,811       5,087  
    Total gross profit   110,769       98,460       311,181       276,499  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                              
  Research and development 1   26,421       20,498       74,913       60,553  
  Sales and marketing 1   56,687       44,743       162,660       131,038  
  General and administrative 1   9,382       7,449       26,161       19,473  
    Total operating expenses   92,490       72,690       263,734       211,064  
OPERATING INCOME   18,279       25,770       47,447       65,435  
INTEREST INCOME   1,282       1,318       3,988       3,606  
OTHER EXPENSE-Net   (1,151 )     (317 )     (1,036 )     (315 )
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES   18,410       26,771       50,399       68,726  
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES   7,381       9,565       18,142       23,397  
NET INCOME $ 11,029     $ 17,206     $ 32,257     $ 45,329  
Net income per share:                              
  Basic $ 0.07     $ 0.11     $ 0.20     $ 0.29  
  Diluted $ 0.07     $ 0.10     $ 0.19     $ 0.27  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                              
  Basic   162,906       158,751       162,150       157,416  
  Diluted   168,666       166,791       168,054       166,127  
                               
1 Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:                              
  Cost of product revenue $ 91     $ 85     $ 277     $ 237  
  Cost of services revenue   1,297       1,018       3,543       2,704  
  Research and development   3,548       2,525       9,605       6,774  
  Sales and marketing   5,215       3,879       13,927       10,797  
  General and administrative   1,627       1,323       4,432       3,416  
  $ 11,778     $ 8,830     $ 31,784     $ 23,928  
                               
                               
   
   
FORTINET, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
                       
                       
                       
  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,     September 30,     September 30,  
  2013     2012     2013     2012  
Net income $ 11,029     $ 17,206     $ 32,257     $ 45,329  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of reclassification adjustments:                              
  Foreign currency translation gains (losses)   912       1,092       (901 )     867  
  Unrealized gains (losses) on investments   600       1,968       (826 )     3,441  
  Unrealized losses on cash flow hedges   -       (19 )     -       -  
  Tax (provision) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income or loss   (209 )     (618 )     289       (1,133 )
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax   1,303       2,423       (1,438 )     3,175  
Comprehensive income $ 12,332     $ 19,629     $ 30,819     $ 48,504  
                               
                               
   
   
FORTINET, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
           
           
  Nine Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2013     2012  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
  Net income $ 32,257     $ 45,329  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
    Depreciation and amortization   11,511       8,076  
    Amortization of investment premiums   8,900       10,002  
    Stock-based compensation   31,784       23,928  
    Excess tax benefit from employee stock option plans   (2,504 )     (9,611 )
    Other non-cash items, net   520       893  
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:              
    Accounts receivable-Net   589       5,680  
    Inventory   (31,344 )     (14,977 )
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets   219       (71 )
    Other assets   (13,928 )     (2,630 )
    Accounts payable   11,054       3,049  
    Accrued payroll and compensation   1,400       1,563  
    Accrued and other liabilities   2,631       1,301  
    Deferred revenue   36,425       45,192  
    Income taxes payable   11,202       15,849  
      Net cash provided by operating activities   100,716       133,573  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:              
  Purchases of investments   (419,124 )     (523,389 )
  Sales of investments   25,488       25,768  
  Maturities of investments   303,852       343,174  
  Purchases of property and equipment   (6,729 )     (20,283 )
  Payments made in connection with business acquisitions   (7,635 )     (749 )
    Net cash used in investing activities   (104,148 )     (175,479 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:              
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock   24,470       36,006  
  Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards   (966 )     -  
  Excess tax benefit from employee stock option plans   2,504       9,611  
    Net cash provided by financing activities   26,008       45,617  
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   (1,005 )     (235 )
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS   21,571       3,476  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS-Beginning of period   122,975       71,990  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS-End of period $ 144,546     $ 75,466  
               
Note: Certain prior period amounts have been combined to conform to current period presentation     
 
 
   
   
Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures  
(Unaudited, in thousands)  
           
           
Reconciliation of GAAP revenue to billings  
           
           
  Three Months Ended  
  September 30,     September 30,  
  2013     2012  
Total revenue $ 154,699     $ 136,268  
  Add increase in deferred revenue   10,491       8,710  
Total billings (Non-GAAP) $ 165,190     $ 144,978  
               
               
Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow  
               
               
    Three Months Ended  
    September 30,       September 30,  
    2013       2012  
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 25,384     $ 40,770  
  Less purchases of property and equipment   (3,160 )     (16,428 )
Free cash flow (Non-GAAP) $ 22,224     $ 24,342  
               
               
   
   
Reconciliation of non-GAAP results of operations to the nearest comparable GAAP measures  
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                                   
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP operating income, operating margin, net income and diluted net income per share  
                                   
                                   
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2013     Three Months Ended September 30, 2012  
  GAAP Results     Adjustments     Non-GAAP Results     GAAP Results     Adjustments     Non-GAAP Results  
Operating Income $ 18,279     $ 11,723   (a) $ 30,002     $ 25,770     $ 8,578   (b) $ 34,348  
Operating Margin   12 %             19 %     19 %             25 %
Adjustments:                                              
  Stock-based compensation expense           11,778                       8,830          
  Amortization expense of certain intangible assets           423   (c)                   226   (c)      
  Patent settlement income           (478 )                     (478 )        
  Tax adjustment           (2,563 ) (d)                   (2,454 ) (e)      
Net Income $ 11,029     $ 9,160     $ 20,189     $ 17,206     $ 6,124     $ 23,330  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.07             $ 0.12     $ 0.10             $ 0.14  
Shares used in per share calculations - diluted   168,666               168,666       166,791               166,791  
                                               
(a) To exclude $11.8 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.4 million of amortization expense of certain intangible assets offset by $0.5 million of patent settlement income in the three months ended September 30, 2013.  
                                               
(b) To exclude $8.8 million of stock-based compensation expense and $0.2 million of amortization expense of certain intangible assets offset by $0.5 million of patent settlement income in the three months ended September 30, 2012.  
                                               
(c) Effective second quarter of fiscal 2013, amortization expense of certain intangible assets is excluded from GAAP net income. Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current period presentation.  
                                               
(d) Non-GAAP financial information is adjusted to achieve an overall 33 percent effective tax rate on a pro forma basis, which differs from the GAAP tax rate, in the three months ended September 30, 2013.  
                                               
(e) Non-GAAP financial information is adjusted to achieve an overall 34 percent effective tax rate on a pro forma basis, which differs from the GAAP tax rate, in the three months ended September 30, 2012.  
   
   
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