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Nutanix Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

Nutanix, Inc. today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, ended October 31, 2017.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: $275.6 million, growing 46% year-over-year from $188.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Billings: $315.3 million, growing 32% year-over-year from $239.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss of $61.5 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $140.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017; non-GAAP net loss of $24.7 million, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $26.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Net Loss Per Share: GAAP net loss per share of $0.39, compared to a GAAP net loss per share of $1.89 and a pro forma GAAP net loss per share of $1.09 in the first quarter of fiscal 2017; non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.16, compared to a pro forma non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.20 in the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Cash and Short-term Investments: $365.9 million, up 5% from the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Deferred Revenue: $408.8 million, up 48% from the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Operating Cash Flow: $10.1 million, compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017
  • Free Cash Flow: $(7.9) million, compared to $(7.8) million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017

Reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures and key performance measures are provided in the tables of this press release.

"We're pleased to start our fiscal 2018 with a strong Q1 and a meaningful and engaging .NEXT conference in Europe," said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Nutanix. "Over the coming quarters we will thoughtfully adopt a software-centric strategy. Customers will continue to experience the same simple purchasing process and high-quality customer service. With a strong instinct for go-to-market, an imminent and differentiated roadmap for hybrid cloud, and a diverse executive team, I'm very much looking forward to a strong performance in the remainder of fiscal 2018."

Recent Company Highlights

  • Continued Customer Growth: Nutanix ended the first quarter of fiscal 2018 with 7,813 end-customers, adding over 760 new end-customers during the quarter. First quarter customer wins included ConocoPhillips; JLL; Leonardo SpA; Scholastic Inc.; Shinsegae; Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and Trek Bicycle Corporation.
  • Increased Number of $1 Million+ Deals: 49 customers with deals over $1 million in the quarter, up 36% YoY.
  • Unveiled New Features to Run More Workloads: New services announced at .NEXT Europe 2017 address the unique needs of the diverse set of applications that enterprises need to deliver in a multi-cloud environment. The new Acropolis Object Storage Service, Acropolis Compute Cloud and Nutanix App Marketplace make it simple for IT teams to develop, test and run nearly any application within their enterprise clouds.
  • Received Strong Participation in 3rd Annual Customer Conference in Europe: Largest-ever number of European attendees, including 1,085 customers and 670+ partners, joined Nutanix in Nice, France for its .NEXT Europe conference to hear more about the company's vision for the multi-cloud era.
  • Bolstered Board of Directors: Respected industry veterans Sue Bostrom and Craig Conway joined the Nutanix board, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise from companies including Cisco and Peoplesoft.
  • Hired Industry Leaders in Key Roles: Enhanced the executive team with the addition of Lou Attanasio, Chief Revenue Officer; Tyler Wall, Chief Legal Officer; Inder Sidhu, EVP, Global Customer Success and Business Operations and Sherry Lautenbach, SVP, Americas Sales.

"While we will be focusing even more intently on selling software going forward, it's worth noting what the past twelve months would have looked like had we chosen not to bill any pass-through hardware-related transactions. Nutanix would have recorded nearly $800 million in pure software and support billings and delivered gross margins above 80%, while continuing to be a leader in very large market," said Duston Williams, Chief Financial Officer of Nutanix. "Looking forward, we expect continued strong top line growth in the remainder of fiscal 2018."

Q2 Fiscal 2018 Financial Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, Nutanix expects:

  • Revenues between $280 and $285 million; assuming the elimination of approximately $12 million in pass-through hardware sales;
  • Non-GAAP gross margin between 62.5% and 63.5%;
  • Non-GAAP operating expenses of approximately $210 million;
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share between $0.20 and $0.22, using 161 million weighted shares outstanding.
Published Friday, December 01, 2017 8:57 AM by David Marshall
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