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, 2018.
“Revenue and profitability exceeded our expectations for the first quarter, further supplemented by a large contract consolidation that accelerated revenue recognition into the quarter.” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “During the first quarter new and existing customers selected multiple components of Guidewire InsurancePlatform - including InsuranceSuite, digital, data and analytics - and we advanced multiple evaluations underway for Guidewire Cloud.”
Ryu continued, “During the quarter we also hosted almost 2,200 professionals at our annual Connections user conference, during which we announced the latest releases of Guidewire InsuranceSuite, InsuranceNow, Guidewire Marketplace, and our new Analytics and Data Services team. Customers, prospects, and partners were very supportive of our strategy to use Guidewire Cloud as a key lever to lower the cost, effort, and complexity of managing core system environments. We believe we are better positioned than ever to fulfill our mission of delivering the industry platform that P&C insurers need to adapt and succeed in a rapidly evolving insurance marketplace.”
As of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Guidewire is reporting results under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue Recognition (“ASC 606”), using the modified retrospective method. Financial results for reporting periods prior to fiscal year 2019 are presented as previously disclosed in conformity with then existing guidance.
First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Highlights
Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $179.7 million, an increase of 66% from the same quarter in fiscal year 2018. License and subscription revenue was $94.3 million, an increase of 213%; services revenue was $64.4 million, an increase of 9%; and maintenance revenue was $21.0 million, an increase of 11%. First quarter year-over-year growth comparisons were positively impacted by the adoption of ASC 606.
GAAP income from operations was $1.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $32.7 million loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
Non-GAAP income from operations was $31.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $8.3 million loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
GAAP net income was $5.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $8.9 million loss for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. GAAP net income per share was $0.07, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.12 net loss per share for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 75.2 million.
Non-GAAP net income was $29.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $4.8 million net loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.36, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.06 net loss per share in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 75.2 million.
The Company had $1.2 billion in cash, cash equivalents and investments at October 31, 2018, compared with $1.3 billion at July 31, 2018. The Company used $27.2 million cash from operations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, reflecting normal seasonal patterns.
Guidewire is issuing the following outlook for the second fiscal quarter and fiscal year of 2019 based on current expectations:
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What: Guidewire Software First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results Conference Call When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) Live Call: (800) 239-9838, Domestic (323) 794-2551, International Replay: (844) 512-2921, Passcode 5711800, Domestic (412) 317-6671, Passcode 5711800, International Webcast: http://ir.guidewire.com/ (live and replay) The webcast will be archived on Guidewire’s website (www.guidewire.com) for a period of three months.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP operating income (loss), Non-GAAP net income (loss), Non-GAAP income tax provision (benefit), and Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) excludes 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. The estimated annual tax rates used in the business outlook to compute GAAP and Non-GAAP net income exclude discrete items such as forecasted tax benefits related to stock-based compensation and are impacted by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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.