– Q4 total revenue grew 7% year-over-year to $89.3 million and fiscal year 2017 total revenue grew 10% year-over-year to $352.6 million
– Q4 GAAP earnings per share of $0.06 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.19
– Fiscal year 2017 GAAP earnings per share of $0.19 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.82
– Total active subscribers increased 15% year-over-year to reach 321,000

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 17, 2017 — /BackupReview.info/ — Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, which ended Feb. 28, 2017.

“Barracuda delivered a solid fourth quarter and finished the year strong with total gross billings surpassing $400 million, driven by continued momentum in our core focus areas. Our performance led to record earnings and the highest free cash flow in our company’s history at $58.9 million,” said BJ Jenkins, president and CEO. “We are proud of our team’s execution as we aligned our investments, product portfolio, and routes to market to strengthen Barracuda’s position as a leading comprehensive security platform for the midmarket. We believe our results demonstrate our momentum and foundation for growth as customers move their applications and data to the cloud.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Summary

  • Total revenue increased 7% to $89.3 million, compared with $83.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Subscription revenue grew to $69.4 million, up 12% from $62.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, representing 78% of total revenue. Appliance revenue was $19.9 million, compared with $21.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Gross billings were $103.2 million, compared with $95.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Billings for core products increased 21% to $63.8 million, compared with $52.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The number of active subscribers grew approximately 15% year-over-year to reach 321,000 as of February 28, 2017. The dollar-based renewal rate was 89%, or 90% on a constant currency basis, and 93% on an annualized basis.
  • GAAP net income was $3.2 million, or $0.06 per share, based on a diluted share count of 54.1 million, compared to a GAAP net income of $3.2 million, or $0.06 per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $10.0 million, or $0.19 per share, based on a diluted share count of 54.1 million. Non-GAAP net income was favorably impacted by the exclusion of $7.7 million in stock-based compensation expense, $1.8 million in amortization of intangibles and $0.2 million in other expense, partially offset by the exclusion of an income tax effect of $2.4 million and $0.4 million in acquisition and other benefits.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Summary

  • Total revenue increased 10% to $352.6 million, compared with $320.2 million in fiscal year 2016. Subscription revenue grew to $269.9 million, up 17% from $230.9 million in fiscal year 2016, representing 77% of total revenue. Appliance revenue was $82.7 million, compared with $89.3 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Gross billings increased 7% to $402.1 million, compared with $377.5 million in fiscal year 2016. Billings for core products increased 23% to $239.5 million, compared with $194.4 million in fiscal 2016.
  • GAAP net income was $10.2 million, or $0.19 per share, based on a diluted share count of 53.6 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $4.4 million, or $0.08 per share, on a basic share count of 53.1 in fiscal 2016.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $43.8 million, or $0.82 per share, based on a diluted share count of 53.6 million. Non-GAAP net income was favorably impacted by the exclusion of $32.7 million in stock-based compensation expense, $7.2 million in amortization of intangibles, $0.6 million in acquisition and other charges and $0.1 million in other expense, partially offset by the exclusion of an income tax effect of $7.0 million.

The reconciliation between non-GAAP and their most closely comparable GAAP equivalent is contained in the tables below.

Recent Company Highlights

  • Introduced “Cloud Ready” Program: Announced innovative “Cloud Ready” program that allows customers to sample the cloud for their new and existing workloads with no upfront costs and without having to determine where or how to allocate security resources. Customers that purchase certain Barracuda Web Application Firewall or Barracuda NextGen Firewall hardware products receive a cloud license to deploy the same solution in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure at no additional cost. Through this program, Barracuda gives customers a path to adopt cloud infrastructures, with the ability to deploy the same powerful security capabilities and intuitive management interface whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Expanded Cloud-based Application Security Capabilities: Launched Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service, a cloud-based service that automates security policy enforcement with on-demand or scheduled scanning and automatic remediation of web application vulnerabilities. The service simplifies security operations for DevOps teams looking to leverage the agility and elasticity of public cloud platforms by integrating security directly into the application development process. Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service enables administrators to find, continuously monitor for and automatically fix vulnerabilities. The service can be used for applications deployed on-premises, or in hybrid or cloud-only environments, with policy configurations that can be applied across any number of Web Application Firewall instances.
  • Enhanced Data Protection Product Portfolio: Announced an appliance refresh across the Barracuda Backup product line, which gives customers increased storage capacity up to 100% in some cases, offering a lower cost per Terabyte and enabling more room for data growth. As part of the refresh, customers with cloud storage subscriptions can now replicate more data to the cloud with no increase in subscription prices. Additionally, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections are now included with the Barracuda Backup 690, 790, and 890 appliances for a faster data transfer.

Conference Call Information
Barracuda will host a conference call and corresponding live webcast at 1:30 p.m. PT today. To access the conference call, dial 1-855-560-2573 for the U.S. or 1-412-542-4159 for international callers. The webcast will be available live on the investor relations section of the company’s website at investors.barracuda.com, and via replay beginning approximately one hour after the completion of the call for a period of one year. An audio replay of the call will be available beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. PT today through April 24, 2017 by dialing 1-877-344-7529 in the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 for international callers, and entering conference ID 10102620. Additional supplemental financial information will also be accessible on the company’s website at investors.barracuda.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements related to our strategy and core products, the adoption of our cloud and security and data protection products, potential benefits from newly launched and updated products to customers and partners, and potential results from new initiatives, channels and go-to-market strategies that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our expectations regarding financial performance, and the potential impact of our new and updated products. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to: fluctuations in demand for our products and services; a highly competitive and evolving business environment for network security and storage solutions; the company’s effectiveness in controlling expenses and timing of infrastructure costs; the effects of significant developments in IT infrastructure deployments, particularly cloud computing; the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; the possibility that we might experience delays in the development of new technology and products; risks related to recent or future acquisitions; customer response to our new technology and products; risks related to pending or future litigation and regulatory matters; a dependency on third parties for certain components of our products and the impact of changes in our management team. The company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and “Risk Factors,” which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Barracuda provides all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we are also providing with this press release and on our conference call with non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP gross margins, non-GAAP operating expenses, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. In preparing our non-GAAP information, we have excluded certain amounts as set forth in the attached financial tables and footnotes. We believe that excluding these items provides both management and investors with additional insight into our current operations and the trends affecting the company. In particular, management finds it useful to exclude these items in order to more readily correlate the company’s operating activities with the company’s ability to generate cash from operations. Accordingly, management uses these non-GAAP measures, along with the comparable GAAP information, in evaluating our historical performance and in planning our future business activities. Please note that our non-GAAP measures may be different than those used by other companies. The additional non-GAAP financial information we present should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for, our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. We have provided reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures for the periods presented in this release, which exclude certain amounts as set forth in the attached financial tables and footnotes for these periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate the company’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures for comparable financial information and understanding of the company’s ongoing performance as a business. Barracuda uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures to evaluate and manage its operations.

Beginning in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, we modified our reporting practices to comply with recent SEC interpretations on the use of non-GAAP measures. As a result, we have modified our historical presentation of adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. We no longer adjust for changes in deferred revenue and associated deferred costs in our calculation of adjusted EBITDA, and for free cash flow we will not adjust for the cash payment impact of acquisition and other charges. Prior period information has been recast to conform to the adjusted calculations.

Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures included in Barracuda’s guidance exclude amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and other charges, income tax effects related to such exclusions and other expense (income) adjustments. Barracuda does not provide reconciliations of its forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures due to the high variability of, and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections with respect to, the items excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, stock-based compensation and related taxes are impacted by the company’s future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of its common stock, all of which is difficult to predict and subject to constant change. Accordingly, reconciliations of its forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures are not available without unreasonable effort. The actual amounts of these excluded items will have a significant impact on the company’s GAAP operating income (loss) and net income (loss) per diluted share.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployment configurations. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data protection. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.

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