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Pivotal Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Pivotal Software, Inc. (PVTL), a leading cloud-native platform provider, today announced financial results for the fiscal 2019 first quarter ended May 4, 2018.

“The first quarter was a strong start to our fiscal year 2019 as we continued to deliver robust growth at scale,” said Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal Software. “We generated subscription revenue growth of 69% and 28% total revenue growth driven by existing customers expanding their usage of our platform and continued growth in our customer base. Our unique advantage is the combination of our software platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, and our differentiated strategic services offering, Pivotal Labs. Together our platform and strategic services enable enterprises to modernize their development practices and securely operate their most important applications across multi-cloud environments.”

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

Revenue: Subscription revenue was $90.1 million, an increase of 69% year over year. Total revenue was $155.7 million, an increase of 28% year over year.

Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss was $33.5 million, or 22% of total revenue, compared to a loss of $48.4 million in Q1 of last year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $21.0 million, or 14% of total revenue, compared to a loss of $39.5 million year over year.

Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $32.5 million, compared to a loss of $51.5 million year over year. GAAP net loss per share was $0.31, compared to a loss of $0.76 in Q1 of last year. Non-GAAP net loss was $23.3 million, compared to a loss of $42.7 million year over year. Non-GAAP net loss per share was $0.10, compared to a loss of $0.20 in Q1 of last year.

Cash Flow: Operating cash flow for the quarter was $4.5 million compared to a negative operating cash flow of $4.4 million in Q1 of last year.

Cash and cash equivalents were $645.5 million as of May 4, 2018.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Pivotal added 20 net new subscription customers from Q4 of fiscal 2018 for a total of 339 subscription customers in Q1
  • Dollar-based net expansion rate was 156%
  • Released Pivotal Cloud Foundry PAS version 2.1 which is designed to deliver a world class experience for .NET developers, support for Windows Server 2016, and Windows native containerization technology
  • Launched Pivotal Container Service (PKS) version 1.0, a joint collaboration among Pivotal, VMware, and Google engineered to deliver secure enterprise-grade Kubernetes

Financial Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Pivotal currently expects:

  • Subscription revenue of $92 to $93 million
  • Total revenue of $157 to $159 million
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations of $23 to $22 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share of 10¢ to 9¢, assuming weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 249 million

For the full fiscal year 2019, Pivotal currently expects:

  • Subscription revenue of $380 to $384 million
  • Total revenue of $642 to $649 million
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations of $96 to $91 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share of 39¢ to 37¢, assuming weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 244 million

Pivotal has not reconciled these forward-looking non-GAAP measures to comparable forward-looking GAAP measures because of the potential variability and uncertainty of incurring these costs and expenses in the future. Accordingly, a reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Pivotal will host a conference call at 2:00pm PDT on June 12, 2018. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Pivotal’s investor relations web page at https://pivotal.io/investors. A replay of the webcast will be available following the conference call.

About Pivotal

Pivotal brings together its cloud-native platform, developer tools, and unique methodology to help the world’s largest companies transform the way they build software and run their most strategic applications. Pivotal’s products are used by Global 2000 companies and developers to make software development and IT operations a strategic advantage. Learn more at pivotal.io.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of the tables titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Key Metric Definitions

Subscription Customers: Pivotal defines the number of subscription customers as the organizations that have a subscription contract for Pivotal’s software resulting in at least $50,000 of annual revenue in that period.

Dollar-Based Net Expansion Rate: Pivotal’s dollar-based net expansion rate compares its subscription revenue from a common group of customers across comparable periods. Pivotal calculates its dollar-based net expansion rate for all periods on a trailing four-quarter basis.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to Pivotal’s expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects, including statements regarding Pivotal’s financial outlook, which are "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws and by their nature are uncertain. Words such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "plans," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: (i) Pivotal’s limited operating history as an independent company, which makes it difficult to evaluate Pivotal’s prospects; (ii) the substantial losses Pivotal has incurred and the risks of not being able to generate sufficient revenue to achieve and sustain profitability; (iii) Pivotal’s future success depending in large part on the growth of Pivotal’s target markets; (iv) Pivotal’s future growth depending largely on Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal’s platform-related services; (v) Pivotal’s subscription revenue growth rate not being indicative of Pivotal’s future performance or ability to grow; (vi) Pivotal’s business and prospects being harmed if customers do not renew their subscriptions or expand their use of Pivotal’s platform; (vii) any failure by Pivotal to compete effectively; (viii) Pivotal’s long and unpredictable sales cycles that vary seasonally and which can cause significant variation in the number and size of transactions that can close in a particular quarter; (ix) Pivotal’s lack of control of and inability to predict the future course of open-source technologies, including those used in Pivotal Cloud Foundry; and (x) any security or privacy breaches. All information set forth in this release is current as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties, risks, assumptions, and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks disclosed previously and from time to time in documents filed by us with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including Pivotal’s prospectus dated April 19, 2018, and filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Additional information will be made available in Pivotal’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other future reports that Pivotal may file with the SEC, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Pivotal disclaims any obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time except as required by law.

 
Pivotal Software, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts); (unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
May 4,   May 5,
2018   2017
Revenue:
Subscription $ 90,121 $ 53,423
Services   65,614       67,787  
Total revenue 155,735 121,210
Cost of revenue:
Subscription 8,129 7,498
Services   51,162       51,535  
Total cost of revenue 59,291 59,033
Gross profit 96,444 62,177
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 69,138 52,157
Research and development 44,428 40,018
General and administrative   16,408       18,413  
Total operating expenses   129,974       110,588  
Loss from operations (33,530 ) (48,411 )
Other income, net   309       721  
Loss before provision for (benefit from) income taxes (33,221 ) (47,690 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   (664 )     3,654  
Net loss   (32,557 )     (51,344 )
Less: Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest   42       (202 )
Net loss attributable to Pivotal $ (32,515 )   $ (51,546 )

Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders,
basic and diluted

$ (0.31 )   $ (0.76 )

Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing net loss
per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

  105,569       67,953  
 
Pivotal Software, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands); (unaudited)
 
  May 4,   February 2,
2018   2018
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 645,466 $ 73,012

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
of $3,056 and $3,264 as of May 4, 2018 and February 2, 2018,
respectively

180,477 210,677
Due from Parent 10,825 31,096
Deferred sales commissions, current 38,080 38,937
Other assets, current   11,787       13,012  
Total current assets 886,635 366,734
Property, plant and equipment, net 30,547 31,985
Intangible assets, net 24,930 26,651
Goodwill 696,226 696,226
Deferred income taxes 887 463
Deferred sales commissions, noncurrent 24,550 24,890
Other assets, noncurrent   4,852       6,448  
Total assets $ 1,668,627     $ 1,153,397  

Liabilities, Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock
and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 12,565 $ 17,214
Due to Parent 14,689 15,451
Accrued expenses 43,980 64,251
Income taxes payable 985 1,748
Deferred revenue, current 260,999 260,341
Other liabilities, current   1,236       1,109  
Total current liabilities 334,454 360,114
Deferred revenue, noncurrent 76,972 57,126
Deferred income taxes 395 427
Debt, noncurrent - 20,000
Other liabilities, noncurrent   8,235       7,931  
Total liabilities   420,056       445,598  
Redeemable convertible preferred stock - 1,248,327
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):
Class A common stock 815 43
Class B common stock 1,755 650
Additional paid-in capital 2,414,731 595,113
Accumulated deficit (1,175,115 ) (1,142,600 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   5,715       5,554  
Total Pivotal stockholders’ equity (deficit) 1,247,901 (541,240 )
Non-controlling interest   670       712  
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)   1,248,571       (540,528 )

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock
and stockholders’ equity (deficit)

$ 1,668,627     $ 1,153,397  
 
Pivotal Software, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands); (unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
May 4,   May 5,
2018   2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (32,557 ) $ (51,344 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by
(used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 4,755 5,323
Stock-based compensation expense 10,761 6,007
Provision for doubtful accounts 231 -
Deferred income taxes (469 ) 331
Gain on sale of investment (3,234 ) -
Other 12 (375 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 29,886 42,126
Due from Parent (229 ) -
Deferred sales commissions 1,197 2,572
Other assets 1,463 (509 )
Accounts payable (4,531 ) 1,584
Due to Parent (1,055 ) (6,166 )
Deferred revenue 20,664 (13,012 )
Accrued expenses (21,905 ) 5,641
Other liabilities   (538 )     3,373  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   4,451       (4,449 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (1,879 ) (5,422 )
Proceeds from sale of investment   3,234       -  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   1,355       (5,422 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from the initial public offering, net of issuance costs paid 547,254 -
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 6,610 1,790
Contribution from DellEMC 31,977 -
Borrowings on credit facility 15,000 -
Repayments on credit facility   (35,000 )     -  
Net cash provided by financing activities 565,841 1,790
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   807       (314 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 572,454 (8,395 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   73,012       133,873  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 645,466     $ 125,478  
 
Pivotal Software, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts); (unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended May 4, 2018
GAAP  

Stock-based
compensation
expense

 

Amortization of
acquired
intangibles

 

Gain on sale of
investment

  Non-GAAP
Cost of subscription revenue $ 8,129   $ (227 )   $ (432 )   $ -   $ 7,470
Subscription gross margin 91 % 0 % 1 % - % 92 %
Cost of services revenue 51,162 (2,289 ) - - 48,873
Services gross margin 22 % 4 % - % - % 26 %
Gross profit 96,444 2,516 432 - 99,392
Gross margin 62 % 2 % 0 % - % 64 %
Sales and marketing 69,138 (3,571 ) (906 ) - 64,661
Research and development 44,428 (2,864 ) - - 41,564
General and administrative 16,408 (1,810 ) (383 ) - 14,215
Total operating expenses 129,974 (8,245 ) (1,289 ) - 120,440
Loss from operations (33,530 ) 10,761 1,721 - (21,048 )
Operating margin (22 %) 7 % 1 % - % (14 %)
Other income (expense), net 309 - - (3,234 ) (2,925 )
Net loss attributable to Pivotal $ (32,515 ) $ 10,761 $ 1,721 $ (3,234 ) $ (23,267 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted (1) $ (0.31 ) $ (0.10 )
 
(1) GAAP net loss per common share calculated based upon 105,569 basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of common stock. Non-GAAP net loss per common share calculated based upon 224,197 basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of common stock
 
  Three Months Ended May 5, 2017
GAAP  

Stock-based
compensation
expense

 

Amortization of
acquired
intangibles

 

Gain on sale of
investment

  Non-GAAP
Cost of subscription revenue $ 7,498   $ (93 )   $ (1,300 )   $ -   $ 6,105
Subscription gross margin 86 % 0 % 3 % - % 89 %
Cost of services revenue 51,535 (1,319 ) - - 50,216
Services gross margin 24 % 2 % - % - % 26 %
Gross profit 62,177 1,412 1,300 - 64,889
Gross margin 51 % 2 % 1 % - % 54 %
Sales and marketing 52,157 (1,655 ) (1,237 ) - 49,265
Research and development 40,018 (1,712 ) - - 38,306
General and administrative 18,413 (1,228 ) (351 ) - 16,834
Total operating expenses 110,588 (4,595 ) (1,588 ) - 104,405
Loss from operations (48,411 ) 6,007 2,888 - (39,516 )
Operating margin (40 %) 5 % 2 % - % (33 %)
Other income (expense), net 721 - - - 721
Net loss attributable to Pivotal $ (51,546 ) $ 6,007 $ 2,888 $ - $ (42,651 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted (1) $ (0.76 ) $ (0.20 )
 

(1) GAAP net loss per common share calculated based upon 67,953 basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of common stock. Non-GAAP net loss per common share calculated based upon 215,832 basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding of common stock

 
Pivotal Software, Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Weighted Average Shares Outstanding Reconciliation
(in thousands); (unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
May 4,   May 5,
2018   2017
GAAP weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 105,569 67,953
Assumed preferred stock conversion 118,628   147,879
Non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted 224,197 215,832
 

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Pivotal’s consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, Pivotal provides investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including: non-GAAP cost of subscription, non-GAAP cost of services, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP sales and marketing expense, non-GAAP research and development expense, non-GAAP general and administrative expense, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss per share, and non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding. Certain of these non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets and gain on sale of investment. For more information on the comparable GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, please see the reconciliation table included with this release.

Management believes non-GAAP information is useful in evaluating the operating results, ongoing operations, and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. Management also believes that non-GAAP financial measures provide consistency and comparability with past financial performance and assist investors with comparing Pivotal to other companies some of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Management believes non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and may be different from similarly-titled non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

Pivotal excludes stock-based compensation because it is non-cash in nature and excludes it in order to facilitate comparisons to other companies’ results. Pivotal excludes amortization of intangible assets because it is consistent with how management evaluates operating results and prepares financial plans and forecasts. While the purchase accounting for an acquisition reflects the accounting value assigned to intangible assets, management believes the GAAP impact of acquired intangible assets is not representative of long term operating results. Pivotal excludes gains/losses on sales of strategic investments because management believes these are more reflective of discrete events and less reflective of results in a particular period.

Source: Pivotal Investor Relations

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