Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On June 20, 2017, Red Hat, Inc. announced its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2017. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In the press release, we disclosed non-GAAP financial information for the three months ended May 31, 2017 and May 31, 2016. These non-GAAP disclosures include non-GAAP revenue growth rates measured on a constant currency basis and a reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income based on:

  • the impact of non-cash share-based compensation expense under FASB ASC Section 718 Compensation-Stock Compensation ("ASC 718");
  • the impact of expense associated with the amortization of intangible assets primarily related to business combinations;
  • the impact of non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount described below; and
  • the impact of transaction costs related to business combinations.

These non-GAAP disclosures should not be used as a substitute for our GAAP results, but rather read in conjunction with our GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial measures we disclosed and the methods we used to calculate non-GAAP results are not in accordance with GAAP and may be materially different from the non-GAAP measures and methods used by other companies.

We disclosed non-GAAP revenue growth rates for subscription revenue and total revenue measured on a constant currency basis for the three months ended May 31, 2017 in an effort to provide a comparable framework for assessing how our business performed when compared to the three months ended May 31, 2016 in light of the effect of exchange rate differences. Approximately 41.7% of our revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2017 was produced by sales outside the United States. The income statements of our non-U.S. operations are translated into U.S. dollars using the average exchange rates for each month in an applicable period. To the extent the U.S. dollar weakens against foreign currencies, the translation of transactions denominated in foreign currencies results in increased revenue, as stated in U.S. dollars, for our non-U.S. operations. Similarly, revenue, as stated in U.S. dollars, for our non-U.S. operations decreases if the U.S. dollar strengthens against foreign currencies. Using the average foreign currency exchange rates for the three months ended May 31, 2016, our subscription revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2017 would have been higher than we reported by $4.4 million and our total revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2017 would have been higher than we reported by $5.1 million.

We excluded GAAP share-based compensation expense for the purpose of calculating non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income per share because share-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense which may vary significantly from period to period as a result of changes not directly or immediately related to the particular period’s operational performance. For example, the amount recognized for share-based awards is directly related to the underlying share price of our common stock as of the date of grant, which, in the short-term, may not be directly related to our operational performance. Consequently, management believes that by excluding share-based compensation expense we provide an alternative and useful measure of operating performance. Management also believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude share-based compensation expense are used by a number of financial analysts in the software industry to compare current performance to prior periods and to forecast future performance. Our reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income includes GAAP non-cash, share-based compensation expense of $43.7 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017 and $41.3 million for the three months ended May 31, 2016 versus the non-GAAP exclusion of such expense.

Amortization expense related to intangible assets results primarily from business combinations. These costs are fixed in connection with an acquisition, are then amortized over a number of years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition. Accordingly, management generally does not consider such costs for the purpose of evaluating the performance of the business or its managers or when making decisions to allocate resources. Management also believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude amortization expense related to intangible assets are used by a number of financial analysts in the software industry to compare current performance to prior periods and to forecast future performance. Our reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income includes GAAP non-cash amortization expense of $7.2 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017 and $7.3 million for the three months ended May 31, 2016 versus the non-GAAP exclusion of such expense.

We also excluded GAAP non-cash interest expense relating to our 0.25% convertible senior notes issued in October 2014 for the purpose of calculating non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income per share. Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion are required to be accounted for as separate liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. This results in the debt component being treated as though it was issued at a discount, with the debt discount being accreted as additional non-cash interest expense over the term of the notes using the effective interest method. As a result, management believes that excluding this non-cash interest expense from the accretion of the debt discount in calculating our non-GAAP measures is useful because this incremental interest expense does not represent a cash outflow and is not indicative of our ongoing operational performance. Our reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income includes GAAP non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount of $4.9 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017 and $4.7 million for the three months ended May 31, 2016 versus the non-GAAP exclusion of such expense.

We also excluded GAAP expense relating to costs we incurred in connection with business combinations. These costs include acquisition-related charges such as transaction expenses. As we do not acquire or dispose of businesses on a predictable cycle, the terms of each acquisition are unique and can vary significantly from other acquisitions and significant expense can be incurred in connection with an acquisition that we would not have otherwise incurred in the periods presented as part of our continuing operations, management believes that by excluding such expense we provide an alternative and useful measure of operating performance. Management also believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude acquisition-related charges are used by a number of financial analysts in the software industry to compare current performance to prior periods and to forecast future performance. Our reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP adjusted net income includes GAAP acquisition-related expense of less than $1.0 million for the three months ended May 31, 2017 versus the non-GAAP exclusion of such expense.

Management believes that these adjusted non-GAAP results, when read in conjunction with the GAAP results, offer a useful view of our business performance in that they provide a more consistent means of comparing performance to prior periods in light of the effect of exchange rate differences, potential variations in the amount of expense for share-based awards recognized from period to period due to changes in the price of our common stock, the irregularity with which management acquires intangible assets, the non-cash interest expense related to the debt discount and transaction costs we incurred in connection with business combinations. Management also uses non-GAAP measures as a component of its regular internal reporting to evaluate performance of the business and compare it to prior performance, to make operating decisions, including internal budgeting and the calculation of incentive compensation, and to forecast future performance. Our disclosure of non-GAAP financial measures allows investors to evaluate the Company’s performance using information used by management.

The information furnished to Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 referenced herein, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

99.1 Press Release dated June 20, 2017



RED HAT INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a51577198ex99_1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1 Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2018 First quarter total revenue of $677 million,…
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About Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat) provides open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile and storage technologies. Red Hat operates through three geographical segments: the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Latin America; EMEA, including Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. Its products and services include infrastructure-related offerings, application development-related and other technology offerings, and consulting, support and training services. Its infrastructure-related offerings include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Its application development-related and other technology offerings include Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat cloud offerings, Red Hat Mobile and Red Hat Storage. Its consulting services include upgrade planning, platform migrations, solution integration and application development.

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