Follow Datanami:
February 9, 2018

Hortonworks Reports Fourth Quarter and 2017 Annual Revenue

SANTA CLARA, Calif.Feb. 9, 2018 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017.

“We completed 2017 with a significant amount of momentum, resulting in record revenue of $261.8 million for the year and achievement of operating cash flow break-even exiting the fourth quarter,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Hortonworks. “The breadth of our product portfolio, the execution of our team and the focus of our business strategy creates a strong foundation for us and our customers as we enter 2018.”

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Highlights

Revenue

  • Total revenue was $75.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, an increase of 44 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Total revenue was $261.8 million for the full year of 2017, an increase of 42 percent compared to the prior year.

Gross Profit

  • Total GAAP gross profit was $53.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $34.0 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross profit was $55.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $35.6 millionfor the same period last year. GAAP gross margin was 71 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to 65 percent for the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross margin was 74 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to 68 percent for the same period last year.
  • Total GAAP gross profit was $180.7 million for the full year of 2017, compared to $112.3 million for the prior year. Non-GAAP gross profit was $188.4 million for the full year of 2017, compared to $118.0 million for the prior year. GAAP gross margin was 69 percent for the full year of 2017, compared to 61 percent for the prior year. Non-GAAP gross margin was 72 percent for the full year of 2017, compared to 64 percent for the prior year.

Operating Loss

  • GAAP operating loss was $45.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $57.2 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $14.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $30.7 million for the same period last year. GAAP operating margin was negative 61 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to negative 110 percent for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating margin was negative 19 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to negative 59 percent for the same period last year.
  • GAAP operating loss was $198.8 million for the full year of 2017, compared to $251.2 million for the prior year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $87.5 million for the full year of 2017, compared to $147.1 million for the prior year. GAAP operating margin was negative 76 percent for the full year of 2017, compared to negative 136 percent for the prior year. Non-GAAP operating margin was negative 33 percent for the full year of 2017, compared to negative 80 percent for the prior year.

Net Loss

  • GAAP net loss was $48.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, or $0.68 per basic and diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $57.1 million, or $0.94 per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss was $17.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, or $0.24 per basic and diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $30.6 million, or $0.50 per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year.
  • GAAP net loss was $204.5 million for the full year of 2017, or $3.08 per basic and diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $251.7 million, or $4.40 per basic and diluted share, for the prior year. Non-GAAP net loss was $93.1 million for the full year of 2017, or $1.40 per basic and diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $147.6 million, or $2.58 per basic and diluted share, for the prior year.

Deferred Revenue

  • Deferred revenue was $275.2 million as of December 31, 2017, a 20 percent increase over the $229.8 millionreported as of September 30, 2017 and a 48 percent increase over the $185.4 million reported as of December 31, 2016.

Cash & Investments

  • Cash and investments totaled $72.5 million as of December 31, 2017, compared to $63.2 million as of September 30, 2017 and $89.2 million as of December 31, 2016.

Operating Cash

  • Operating cash flow was $6.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to operating cash used of $0.6 million for the same period last year.
  • Operating cash used was $29.8 million for the full year of 2017, compared to $82.4 million for the prior year.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Hortonworks is Named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies. In December, we announced that we had been named by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. This recognition comes as part of the release of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 annual rankings, which include the fastest growing companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy technology sectors.
  • Hortonworks Data Platform Selected by Nissan Motor Company to Power Its Data Lake.  In October, we announced that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) was selected by Nissan Motor Company Ltd. to power its data lake. HDP will power Nissan Motor’s data lake infrastructure and will enable the collection of all data across the business, including data related to driving and vehicle quality. Powered by Apache Hadoop and enabled by a robust ecosystem, HDP enables Nissan Motor to use big data applications that require cross-functional data analysis, such as analyzing the battery usage in electric vehicles and quality management of vehicles to ensure users have a smooth and seamless enhanced driving experience.

Financial Outlook

Hortonworks implemented accounting standards ASC 606 and ASC 340-40 beginning on January 1, 2018, following a modified retrospective approach and will disclose the final financial impacts commensurate with first quarter 2018 results. The Company’s preliminary estimates relating to this accounting change are as follows: an unfavorable impact of approximately $15.0 million on total revenue for 2018, with approximately $2.0 million to $3.0 million of that within the first quarter, and an unfavorable impact of approximately 1 percent to 2 percent on non-GAAP operating margin for 2018. These impacts are addressed in the guidance below.

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

For the first quarter of 2018, we expect:

Total revenue of $75.0 million.

GAAP operating margin between negative 63 percent and negative 58 percent, which includes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $26.0 million.

Non-GAAP operating margin between negative 29 percent and negative 24 percent, which excludes stock-based compensation and related expenses and amortization of purchased intangibles of approximately $26.0 million.

For the full year 2018, we expect:

Total revenue between $322.0 million and $327.0 million.

GAAP operating margin between negative 53 percent and negative 48 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 17 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.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Details

Hortonworks will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss the Q4 and FY 2017 results, Q1 and FY 2018 outlook and related matters at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 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.

Shortly after the conclusion of the conference call, a replay of the audio webcast will be available on the Hortonworks Investor Relations website for approximately seven days.

 

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100.  Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.


Source: Hortonworks

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Share This