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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 16, 2018 / Active-Investors.com has just released a free earnings report on Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) ("Barracuda"). If you want access to this report all you need to do is sign up now by clicking the following link www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=CUDA. The Company reported its third quarter fiscal 2018 (Q3 FY18) operating results on January 08, 2018. The cloud-based security and storage services provider outperformed top- and bottom-line expectations, while its subscriber base jumped 16% on a y-o-y basis. Register today and get access to over 1000 Free Research Reports by joining our site below:


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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the quarter ended November 30, 2017, Barracuda's total revenue increased 7% to $94.7 million compared to $88.8 million in Q3 FY17. The Company's revenue numbers topped analysts' expectations of $93.8 million.

During Q3 FY18, Barracuda's gross profit totaled $72.65 million compared to $67.71 million for Q3 FY17. The Company's income from operations came in at $4.68 million compared to $5.55 million in the year ago same period.

Barracuda's GAAP net income was $7.8 million, or $0.14 per share, based on a diluted share count of 55.0 million in Q3 FY18 compared to a GAAP net income of $1.8 million, or $0.03 per share, in Q3 FY17. The Company's non-GAAP net income was $11.6 million, or $0.21 per share, in the reported quarter, but excluded $9.3 million in stock-based compensation expenses; $0.4 million in income tax benefits; $1.6 million in amortization of intangibles; $7.7 million in other net income that includes a gain of $7.4 million from the sale of the SignNow business; and $0.9 million in acquisition and other benefits. The Company's earnings exceeded Wall Street's estimates of $0.18 per share.

Operating Details

During Q3 FY18, Barracuda's subscription revenue grew 13% to $77.3 million compared to $68.3 million in Q3 FY17, representing 82% of total revenue for the reported quarter. The Company's appliance revenue came in at $17.5 million in Q3 FY18 compared to $20.5 million in Q3 FY17.

For Q3 FY18, Barracuda's gross billings totaled $110.6 million compared to $100.4 million in Q3 FY17. The Company's billings for core products increased 24% to $76.6 million on a y-o-y basis in the reported quarter, versus $61.6 million in the year earlier comparable quarter. Excluding Sonian, which Barracuda acquired during Q3 FY18, billings for core products increased 22% to $75.5 million. The Company's number of active subscribers grew 16% to over 360,000 as of November 30, 2017. The annualized renewal rate from subscriptions was 101% on a dollar basis.

Acquisition Update

On November 27, 2017, Barracuda entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at $27.55 per share, or approximately $1.6 billion. The proposed transaction is expected to close before the Company's fiscal year end of February 28, 2018.

Stock Performance Snapshot

January 12, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, Barracuda Networks' stock ended the trading session flat at $27.50.

Volume traded for the day: 545.14 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last three-month – up 24.04%; previous six-month period – up 21.15%; and past twelve-month period – up 14.63%

After last Friday's close, Barracuda Networks' market cap was at $1.46 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 161.76.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Communication Equipment industry. This sector was up 0.5% at the end of the session.


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