Fourth Quarter Revenue Grew 14% Sequentially, Above Prior Guidance
GAAP Net Income and GAAP EPS Break-even
Adjusted EBITDA of $10 Million, a Company Record
Non-GAAP EPS of $0.10 Exceeds Prior Guidance.
Expects First Quarter Revenue Growth of 5% YoY at High End of Range
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 11, 2020 — A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leading provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.
Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Summary
- Revenue of $60.3 million, up 14 percent compared with $52.8 million in third quarter 2019
- GAAP gross margin of 77.7 percent; non-GAAP gross margin of 78.5 percent
- GAAP operating expenses of $46.8 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $39.7 million
- GAAP net income of $0.0 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share, compared with GAAP net income of $0.2 million, or $0.00 per basic and diluted share in third quarter of 2019; non-GAAP net income of $7.8 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share
- Adjusted EBITDA of $10.0 million, compared with $4.0 million in third quarter 2019
Year 2019 Financial Summary
- Revenue of $212.6 million, compared with $232.2 million in 2018
- GAAP gross margin of 77.0 percent; non-GAAP gross margin of 77.8 percent
- GAAP operating margin of (8.0) percent; non-GAAP operating margin of 1.2 percent
- GAAP net loss of $17.8 million, or $0.23 per basic and diluted share; non-GAAP net income of $2.0 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share
- Ended the year with $129.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the financial statements below.
“I am thrilled to join A10 Networks at an exciting time for the business,” said Dhrupad Trivedi, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “A10 occupies an attractive area within networking and security, as companies increasingly focus on delivering business outcomes while managing operational complexities from proliferation of IoT, shift to hybrid cloud environments, and ever-increasing complexity of the cybersecurity landscape. Service providers around the world also face the same challenges while getting ready for 5G technology to support many of these consumption trends. Based on our legacy, A10 is well-positioned to help our customers address these emerging themes. We deeply understand their applications and have a strong talent base to support them through these digital transformations. We remain committed to driving growth and improving profitability as demonstrated by our EBITDA performance in the fourth quarter. We believe our focus and commitment to profitable growth will reward our shareholders, customers and employees.”
First Quarter 2020 Business Outlook (+)
For the first quarter of 2020, the company currently expects:
- Revenue in the range of $51 million to $53 million, representing 5 percent year-over-year growth at the high end of the range
- Non-GAAP gross margin in the range of 76 percent to 78 percent
- Non-GAAP operating expenses in the range of $37.5 million to $38.5 million
- Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $3.7 million to $5 million
- Non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.01 to $0.03 using approximately 81 million diluted shares
(+) Please refer to the note below on forward-looking statements and the risks involved with such statements as well as the note on non-GAAP financial measures.
Conference Call Information
A10 Networks will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific time for analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter 2019 financial results and outlook for its first quarter 2020. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing +1-844-792-3728 or +1-412-317-5105. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the A10 Networks website at investors.a10networks.com. The webcast will be archived for a period of one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the call, will run for five business days, and may be accessed by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 and entering the passcode 10137756. The press release and supplemental financials will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the A10 Networks website prior to the commencement of the conference call.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements regarding our position to help our customers; projections for our future operating results; and the strength and capabilities of our talent base. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ include execution risks related to closing key deals and improving our execution, the continued market adoption of our products, our ability to successfully anticipate market needs and opportunities, our timely development of new products and features, our ability to achieve or maintain profitability, any loss or delay of expected purchases by our largest end-customers, our ability to maintain or improve our competitive position, competitive and execution risks related to cloud-based computing trends, our ability to attract and retain new end-customers and our largest end-consumers, our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and reputation, changes demanded by our customers in the deployment and payment model for our products, continued growth in markets relating to network security, the success of any future acquisitions or investments in complementary companies, products, services or technologies, the ability of our sales team to execute well, our ability to shorten our close cycles, the ability of our channel partners to sell our products, variations in product mix or geographic locations of our sales, risks associated with our presence in international markets, weaknesses or deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting, and our ability to timely file periodic reports required to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying table contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic and diluted share, non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, and Adjusted EBITDA. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.
A10 Networks considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the company, exclusive of unusual events or factors that do not directly affect what we consider to be our core operating performance, and are used by the company’s management for that purpose.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures provided in the financial statement tables below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis is not available due to high variability and low visibility with respect to the charges which are excluded from these non-GAAP measures.
We define non-GAAP net income as our GAAP net income (loss) excluding: (i) stock-based compensation and related payroll tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition and (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share as our non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by our basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding. We define non-GAAP gross profit as our GAAP gross profit excluding stock-based compensation and related payroll tax. We define non-GAAP gross margin as our non-GAAP gross profit divided by our GAAP revenue. We define non-GAAP operating income (loss) as our GAAP income (loss) from operations excluding (i) stock-based compensation, and related tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition and (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define non-GAAP operating margin as our non-GAAP operating income (loss) divided by our GAAP revenue. We define non-GAAP operating expenses as our GAAP operating expenses excluding (i) stock-based compensation, and related tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition, (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA as our GAAP net income (loss) excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) interest income and other (income) expense, net, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense, (iv) provision for income taxes, (v) stock-based compensation and related payroll tax, (vi) litigation settlement and internal investigation expense (vii) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (viii) non-recurring facilities expense.
We have included our non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin, non-GAAP operating expenses and Adjusted EBITDA in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company’s operating results.
The full release can be found on A10 Networks Investor website.
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A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leading provider of secure application services and solutions, with a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.
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