May 9, 2018

Hortonworks Reports First Quarter 2018 Revenue

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2018—Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, has announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

“I am incredibly proud of the field for delivering another record quarter of $79.1 million in revenue and another quarter of positive operating cash flow,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Hortonworks. “Clearly the R&D investments we have made to enhance HDF and DPS are starting to pay off as we continue to reimagine the modern data architecture. We are now able to pursue a large and diverse market that is being fueled by customer demands such as increased cloud deployments, IoT data at the edge and adoption of data lakes. We are off to a great start in 2018 and are well positioned for continued growth throughout the year.”

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total GAAP revenue was $79.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 41 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.
  • Gross Profit: Total GAAP gross profit was $56.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $38.1 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross profit was $58.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $39.5 million for the same period last year. GAAP gross margin was 72 percent for the first quarter of 2018, compared to 68 percent for the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross margin was 74 percent for the first quarter of 2018, compared to 71 percent for the same period last year.
  • Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss was $40.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $54.4 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $14.3 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to $30.5 million for the same period last year. GAAP operating margin was negative 52 percent for the first quarter of 2018, compared to negative 97 percent for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin was negative 18 percent for the first quarter of 2018, compared to negative 54 percent for the same period last year.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $42.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, or $0.55 per basic and diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $54.8 million, or $0.89 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net loss was $15.5 million for the first quarter of 2018, or $0.20 per basic and diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $30.9 million, or $0.50 per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year.
  • Contract Liabilities: Total contract liabilities, which is comprised of short-term deferred revenue, other contract liabilities and long-term deferred revenue, were $249.5 million as of March 31, 2018, compared to $252.5 million as of January 1, 2018 and $275.2 million as of December 31, 2017. Note the balance as of January 1, 2018, reflects a reduction to contract liabilities of $22.7 million from December 31, 2017 as a result of our adoption of ASU No. 2014-09,Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).
  • Cash & Investments: Cash and investments totaled $89.4 million as of March 31, 2018, compared to $72.5 million as of December 31, 2017 and $83.4 million as of March 31, 2017. 
  • Operating Cash: Operating cash flow was $8.0 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared to operating cash flow used of $9.0 million for the same period last year.   

Recent Business Highlights

  • Hortonworks and Trimble Partner to Enhance the Logistics and Transportation Industry with Data. In April, we announced that Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions is leveraging our global data management solutions with machine learning models to alleviate pain points across the logistics and transportation industry. In conjunction with Trimble’s new blockchain network, Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) have allowed Trimble’s customers to increase efficiency by modernizing transportation industry systems.
  • Hortonworks Congratulates 2018 European Data Heroes Award Winners. In April, we announced the winners of the 2018 European Data Heroes Awards. The awards recognize Hortonworks customers that have significantly transformed their enterprise by leveraging connected data platforms, highlighting real business value derived from data. The winners were Telefonica O2, Munich RE, Quanam (Genlives), CGI and Standard Bank of South Africa.
  • Hortonworks Data Steward Studio Allows Enterprises to Find, Identify, Secure and Connect Data Across Cloud and On-Premises Data Lakes. In April, we announced Hortonworks Data Steward Studio (DSS), a new service that gives enterprises consistent security and governance for data assets across big data repositories. With DSS, businesses will be able to more effectively identify and evaluate trust levels of their data, collaborate securely and democratize data across the enterprise with confidence. This, in turn, allows businesses to derive better insights from more of the data living in all of their data lakes, whether they are located in the cloud or on premises. DSS is the second service to be available as part of the Hortonworks DataPlane Service.
  • Hortonworks Introduces Operational Services to Simplify and Accelerate the Journey to Data-Driven Insights. In March, we introduced Hortonworks Operational Services to help customers manage big data deployments and more quickly maximize the value of their data. The subscription-based service provides a fully managed environment for customers of HDP and HDF and ongoing access to dedicated Hortonworks support teams with deep experience building and managing modern data platforms.
  • Hortonworks and Clearsense Work Together to Deliver Real-Time Insights in Patient Care. In March, we announced that we are powering Mission Control for Healthcare, a transformative new application from outcomes-driven healthcare technology company, Clearsense. Built upon HDP and HDF, the Clearsense Healthcare Data Ecosystem drives Mission Control, which aggregates previously unavailable data into the hands of healthcare professionals in real time.
  • Newest Release of Hortonworks DataFlow Vastly Simplifies Management of Data in Motion.  In February, we announced the general availability of HDF 3.1, which enhances operations and developer productivity, and delivers stronger integration and interoperability between HDP and HDF. The new version of HDF delivers a single open source tool set that integrates governance, security and management across the entire data lifecycle from the edge to analytics to real-time decisions.
  • Hortonworks Celebrates 2017 Partnerworks Award Winners. In February, Hortonworks announced the 2017 recipients of the Company’s second annual Global Partner Awards. Partnerworks is Hortonworks’ global program to support and enable partners selling, implementing and innovating with us to deliver integrated customer solutions for the datacenter and in the cloud. The 2017 Global Partner Award winners were:
    • Global Partner of the Year – IBM 
    • Global Systems Integrator of the Year – Accenture
    • Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) of the Year – Attunity

Financial Outlook

As of May 8, 2018, Hortonworks is providing the following financial outlook for its second quarter and full year 2018:

For the second quarter of 2018, we expect:

Total GAAP revenue of $80.0 million.

GAAP operating margin between negative 57 percent and negative 52 percent, which includes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $27.0 million.

Non-GAAP operating margin between negative 24 percent and negative 19 percent, which excludes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $27.0 million.

For the full year 2018, we expect:

Total GAAP revenue between $325.0 million and $330.0 million.

GAAP operating margin between negative 52 percent and negative 47 percent, which includes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $101.0 million.

Non-GAAP operating margin between negative 23 percent and negative 18 percent, which excludes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $101.0 million.

GAAP operating margin outlook includes estimates of stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles in future periods and assumes, among other things, the occurrence of no additional acquisitions, investments or restructuring and no further revisions to stock-based compensation and related expenses.

First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Details

Hortonworks will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss the Q1 2018 results, Q2 and FY 2018 outlook and related matters at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Interested parties may access the call by dialing (877) 930-7786 in the U.S. or (253) 336-7423 from international locations. In addition, a live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on the Hortonworks Investor Relations website at http://investors.hortonworks.com.


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