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Citrix Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Citrix Systems, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended March 31, 2019.

Financial Results

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, Citrix achieved revenue of $719 million, compared to $697 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, representing 3 percent revenue growth.

GAAP Results

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $110 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to net income of $144 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $172 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, compared to $184 million, or $1.29 per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal years 2019 and 2018 excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of debt discount, restructuring charges and the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal years 2019 and 2018 reflects the anti-dilutive impact of the company's convertible note hedges.

In addition to financial results, Citrix also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share payable on June 21, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 7, 2019.

"We're pleased to report solid first quarter results, which were driven by accelerated revenue growth in our Workspace business," said David Henshall, president and CEO of Citrix. "Workspace revenue grew 13% year-over-year, its fastest rate of growth since 2012. Our subscription model transition continues to progress well, and SaaS, which accounted for 60% of our subscription business, delivered strong 43% year over year growth."

Q1 Financial Summary

The results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 are as follows:

  • Subscription revenue increased 37 percent;
  • Product and license revenue decreased 16 percent;
  • Support and services revenue increased 2 percent;
  • Deferred and unbilled revenue totaled $2.14 billion as of March 31, 2019, compared to $1.77 billion as of March 31, 2018, an increase of 21 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $268 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared to $358 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2019:

  • Subscription revenue as a percentage of total revenue was 20 percent;
  • GAAP gross margin was 85 percent, and non-GAAP gross margin was 87 percent;
  • GAAP operating margin was 17 percent, and non-GAAP operating margin was 28 percent; and
  • The company repurchased approximately 1.5 million shares.

Financial Outlook for Second Quarter 2019

Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $765 million to $775 million;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.76 to $0.81; and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $1.30 to $1.35.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2019

Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for fiscal year 2019:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $3.08 billion to $3.09 billion;
  • GAAP operating margin is targeted to be in the range of 20.4 percent to 20.9 percent;
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is targeted to be in the range of 31.5 percent to 32.0 percent;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be approximately $3.69; and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be approximately $6.00.

The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:40 AM by David Marshall
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