Fortinet Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Billings of $282.7 million, up 35% year over year1
  • Revenues of $224.0 million, up 26% year over year
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.141
  • Cash flow from operations of $35.4 million
  • Free cash flow of $30.0 million1
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $991.7 million
  • Deferred revenue of $558.8 million, up 29% year over year

Full Year 2014 Highlights

  • Billings of $896.5 million, up 31% year over year1
  • Revenues of $770.4 million, up 25% year over year
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.481
  • Cash flow from operations of $196.6 million
  • Free cash flow of $164.4 million1

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 28, 2015 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high performance cyber security solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.

“Fortinet had an excellent fourth quarter, exceeding or meeting our expectations across all key metrics,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortinet. “We are a growth-oriented company, we've been investing for growth, and that strategy is paying off. Our Q4 billings growth was the highest in sixteen quarters and we saw a continued increase in new enterprise customer wins and the number of large deals closed. Cyber security remains at the forefront of enterprise IT priorities and Fortinet has a proven platform of competitively-differentiated products and threat research to address these complex threats. Entering 2015, we are confident in our direction and opportunity and thus are continuing to invest for future growth and market share gains.”

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

  • Billings1: Total billings were $282.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 35% compared to $209.8 million in the same quarter of 2013.
  • Revenue4: Total revenue was $224.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 26% compared to $177.4 million in the same quarter of 2013. Within total revenue, product revenue was $110.7 million, an increase of 32% compared to the same quarter of 2013. Services and other revenue was $113.3 million, an increase of 21% compared to the same quarter of 2013.
  • Deferred Revenue: Total deferred revenue was $558.8 million as of December 31, 2014, an increase of $58.7 million from $500.0 million as of September 30, 2014.
  • Cash and Cash Flow2: As of December 31, 2014, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $991.7 million, compared to $963.8 million as of September 30, 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2014, cash flow from operations was $35.4 million and free cash flow1 was $30.0 million.
  • GAAP Operating Income: GAAP operating income was $19.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, representing a GAAP operating margin of 9%. GAAP operating income was $24.6 million for the same quarter of 2013, representing a GAAP operating margin of 14%.
  • GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share: GAAP net income was $6.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to GAAP net income of $12.0 million for the same quarter of 2013. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $0.07 for the same quarter of 2013.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income1: Non-GAAP operating income was $36.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 16%. Non-GAAP operating income was $38.3 million for the same quarter of 2013, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 22%.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share1: Non-GAAP net income was $24.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to non-GAAP net income of $26.3 million for the same quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.14 for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $0.16 for the same quarter of 2013.

 

Financial Highlights for the Full Year 2014

  • Billings1: Total billings were $896.5 million for fiscal 2014, an increase of 31% compared to $684.2 million in fiscal 2013.
  • Revenue4: Total revenue was $770.4 million for fiscal 2014, an increase of 25% compared to $615.3 million in fiscal 2013. Within total revenue, product revenue was $360.6 million, an increase of 30% compared to fiscal 2013. Services and other revenue was $409.8 million, an increase of 22% compared to fiscal 2013.
  • Deferred Revenue: Total deferred revenue was $558.8 million as of December 31, 2014, an increase of 29% compared to deferred revenue of $432.6 million as of December 31, 2013.
  • Cash and Cash Flow3: As of December 31, 2014, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $991.7 million, compared to $843.0 million as of December 31, 2013. In fiscal 2014, cash flow from operations was $196.6 million and free cash flow1 was $164.4 million.
  • GAAP Operating Income: GAAP operating income was $59.3 million for fiscal 2014, representing a GAAP operating margin of 8%. GAAP operating income was $72.1 million for fiscal 2013, representing a GAAP operating margin of 12%.
  • GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share: GAAP net income was $25.3 million for fiscal 2014, compared to GAAP net income of $44.3 million for fiscal 2013. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.15 for fiscal 2014, compared to $0.26 for fiscal 2013.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income1: Non-GAAP operating income was $122.1 million for fiscal 2014, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 16%. Non-GAAP operating income was $118.6 million for fiscal 2013, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 19%.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share1: Non-GAAP net income was $80.8 million for fiscal 2014, compared to non-GAAP net income of $82.0 million for fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.48 for fiscal 2014, compared to $0.49 for fiscal 2013.

 

1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

2 During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, we repurchased $5.4 million of our common stock under our share repurchase program.

3 During fiscal 2014, we repurchased $38.6 million of our common stock under our share repurchase program.

4 Beginning in the first quarter of 2014, we combined ratable and other revenue with services revenue to present the combined amounts as services and other revenue in the consolidated statements of operations. The related cost of revenue and gross profit, including prior period amounts, have also been combined to conform to the current period presentation. We believe the ratable and other revenue amounts, including the related cost of revenue and gross profit amounts, are not material.

 

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Conference Call Details

Fortinet will host a conference call today, January 28, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 62498213. A live webcast of the conference call and supplemental slides will be accessible from the Investor Relations page of Fortinet's website at http://investor.fortinet.com and a replay will be archived and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call can also be accessed through February 4, 2015, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID# 62498213.

Following Fortinet's financial results conference call, the Company will host an additional question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (6:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to provide an opportunity for financial analysts and investors to ask more detailed questions. To access this call, dial (877) 303-6913 (domestic) or (224) 357-2188 (international) with conference ID # 62499586. This follow-up call will be webcast live and accessible at http://investor.fortinet.com, and a replay will be archived and available after the call at http://investor.fortinet.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call will also be available through February 4, 2015 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with conference ID # 62499586.

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding confidence in our business and current expectations regarding business momentum, growth and market share gains. Although we attempt to be accurate in making forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from the statements herein include the following: general economic risks; increasing competitiveness in the security market; the dynamic nature of the security market; specific economic risks in different geographies, and among different customer segments; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; uncertainties around continued success in sales growth and market share gains; the risk that our investments in sales and marketing will not continue to generate additional sales; failure to convert sales pipeline into final sales; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products and other product functionality risks; execution risks around new product development and introductions and innovation; litigation and disputes and the potential cost, distraction and damage to sales and reputation caused thereby; market acceptance of new products and services; the ability to attract and retain personnel; changes in strategy; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organizations; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; risks associated with the adoption of, and demand for, our model in general and by specific customer segments; competition in general and pricing pressure; the impact of fluctuating foreign exchange rates; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our other filings with the SEC, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or upon request from our investor relations department. All forward-looking statements herein reflect our opinions only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update forward-looking statements herein in light of new information or future events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company’s fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry’s highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations’ most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 200,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.

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