Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (“P&C”) insurers rely upon, today announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2019.
“Total revenue and profitability in the first quarter exceeded our outlook and was highlighted with the selection of InsuranceSuite Cloud by a Tier One carrier for a new, greenfield line of business,” said Mike Rosenbaum, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. "As we build momentum into the year, we are as committed as ever to the cloud, data, and analytics transformation we are helping drive in the P&C insurance industry.”
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights
Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 was $157.0 million, a decrease of 13% from the same quarter in fiscal year 2019. License and subscription revenue was $82.4 million, a decrease of 13%; services revenue was $53.6 million, a decrease of 17%; and maintenance revenue was $21.0 million, which remained relatively flat.
Annual recurring revenue, or ARR, was $463 million as of October 31, 2019, up from $460 million as of July 31, 2019. Quarterly ARR results for fiscal year 2020 are based on actual currency rates at the end of fiscal year 2019, held constant throughout the year.
GAAP loss from operations was $24.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared with $2.5 million of income for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019.
Non-GAAP income from operations was $7.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared with $33.1 million of non-GAAP income for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019.
GAAP net loss was $15.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared with $6.3 million of net income for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019. GAAP net loss per share was $0.18, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.4 million, compared with net income per share of $0.08 for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million.
Non-GAAP net income was $11.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared with $31.1 million of non-GAAP net income for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.13, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 83.1 million, compared with non-GAAP net income per share of $0.38 for the comparable period in fiscal year 2019, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million.
The Company had $1.3 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and investments at October 31, 2019, the same as at July 31, 2019. The Company used $18.1 million in cash from operations and had negative free cash flow of $29.1 million during the three months ended October 31, 2019.
Guidewire is issuing the following outlook for the second fiscal quarter and fiscal year 2020 based on current expectations:
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The Company is not providing an outlook for GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) and GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share due to the issuance of base erosion and anti-abuse tax ("BEAT") regulations earlier this week. The Company is currently evaluating these regulations; however, the Company believes that these regulations will increase the Company's GAAP income tax provision in fiscal year 2020 but will not impact the non-GAAP income tax provision.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP income tax provision (benefit), non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, free cash flow, and annual recurring revenue ("ARR"). Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP income (loss) from operations exclude stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles. Non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP income tax provision (benefit), and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share also exclude the amortization of debt discount and issuance costs from our convertible notes and the related tax effects of the non-GAAP adjustments. Free cash flow, which consists of net cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities less cash used for capital expenditures, enables us to analyze our financial performance without the effects of certain non-cash items such as depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation expenses. ARR is used to identify the annualized recurring value of active customer contracts at the end of a reporting period. ARR includes the annualized recurring value of term licenses, subscription agreements, maintenance contracts, and hosting contracts. All components of the licensing and usage arrangements that are not expected to recur (primarily perpetual licenses and services) are excluded.
Guidewire believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Guidewire’s financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analysis, for purposes of determining executive and senior management incentive compensation, and for budgeting and planning purposes. The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company’s financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.
Management of the Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. Guidewire urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing quarterly financial results, including the financial tables at the end of this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.
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