ESTC
$106.04
Elastic N.V.
($1.86)
(1.72%)
Earnings Details
1st Quarter July 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM
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Elastic N.V. Beats

Elastic N.V. (ESTC) reported 1st Quarter July 2020 earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $128.9 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.18 per share on revenue of $119.8 million. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.11 per share. Revenue grew 43.7% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects a second quarter non-GAAP loss of $0.22 to $0.20 per share on revenue of $129.0 million to $131.0 million. The current consensus estimate is a loss of $0.24 per share on revenue of $128.9 million for the quarter ending October 31, 2020. The company said it expects a fiscal 2021 loss of $0.83 to $0.69 per share on revenue of $544.0 million to $550.0 million. The company's previous guidance was loss of $0.98 to $0.85 per share on revenue of $530.0 million to $540.0 million and the current consensus estimate is a loss of $0.91 per share on revenue of $537.1 million for the year ending April 30, 2021.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.03
Earnings Whisper
($0.11)
Consensus Estimate
($0.18)
Reported Revenue
$128.9 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$119.8 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Elastic Reports Strong First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

Q1 Revenue of $128.9 million, Up 44% year-over-year (45% in constant currency)

Q1 SaaS Revenue of $32.6 million, Up 86% year-over-year (86% in constant currency)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced strong results for its first quarter of fiscal 2021 (ended July 31, 2020).

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $128.9 million, an increase of 44% year-over-year, or 45% on a constant currency basis.
  • SaaS revenue was $32.6 million, an increase of 86% year-over-year, or 86% on a constant currency basis.
  • Calculated billings was $130.0 million, an increase of 45% year-over-year, or 47% on a constant currency basis.
  • Deferred revenue was $277.5 million, an increase of 63% year-over-year.
  • GAAP operating loss was $29.5 million; GAAP operating margin was -22.9%.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $4.3 million; non-GAAP operating margin was -3.3%.
  • GAAP net loss per share was $0.23; non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.06(1).
  • Operating cash flow was $22.0 million with free cash flow of $21.6 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $350.4 million as of July 31, 2020.

“Elastic is off to a strong start in our new fiscal year, and we are well positioned for the year ahead,” said Shay Banon, Elastic’s founder and chief executive officer. “This quarter demonstrates that our approach to building solutions on a single, powerful foundation of search is aligned with customer spending priorities and that our diverse portfolio of customers, which spans geographies, industries, and sizes keeps us resilient. Our investments in R&D and go-to-market capabilities are enabling us to address the large market opportunity before us.”

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Key Metrics and Recent Business Highlights

Key Customer Metrics:

  • Total subscription customer count was over 12,100, compared to over 11,300 in Q4 FY20, and over 8,800 in Q1 FY20.
  • Total customer count with Annual Contract Value (ACV) greater than $100,000 was over 630, compared to over 610 in Q4 FY20, and over 475 in Q1 FY20.
  • Subscription revenue represented 94% of total revenue.
  • Net Expansion Rate continued to be greater than 130%.

Product Releases and Other Business Highlights:

Elastic released versions 7.8 and 7.9 of the Elastic Stack. Included in those releases are capabilities and features across Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions that simplify and enhance user experience, deepen integrations across the Elastic Stack, and provide free access to powerful Elastic products and features.

Expanded capabilities on the Elastic Stack include:

  • Elastic Enterprise Search
    • Launched Elastic Workplace Search on Elastic Cloud
    • Introduced features of Workplace Search on the free distribution tier
    • Continued to expand the Workplace Search library of pre-built integrations, making Gmail available to search as a private source
    • Enhanced control and automation over scaling deployments with enterprise authentication mechanisms
  • Elastic Observability
    • Launched a beta release of Elastic Agent, a unified agent to simplify data onboarding and ingest management with one click, enhancing ease of use and decreasing time to value for operators
    • Released a beta version of machine-learning powered service maps that provide health insights in Elastic APM and automatically surface the severity of an anomaly tied to service performance
    • Expanded visibility with new Google Cloud Operations integration, certificate monitoring capabilities, and service map health insights powered by machine learning
  • Elastic Security
    • Announced the first major beta milestone for Elastic in delivering comprehensive endpoint security fully integrated into the Elastic Stack, centrally managed under the Elastic Agent
    • Launched malware prevention on Windows and macOS under the free distribution tier
    • Simplified ingestion and provided deep data visibility for SIEM use cases with the beta version of Elastic Agent to protect hosts on-premises or in the cloud
    • Expanded data integrations across Microsoft Defender ATP, Windows PowerShell, and G Suite, and introduced streamlined security workflows with new Atlassian Jira integration
    • Announced a new integration with IBM Security’s security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform, IBM Security Resilient
  • Elastic Cloud
    • Provided easier, integrated purchase options for users, with self-service monthly premium subscriptions, and new subscription and billing options integrated with Google Cloud Marketplace
    • Achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate authorization, and launched general availability of our new government region, AWS GovCloud (US East)
    • Launched integrations with AWS PrivateLink and IP filtering for greater control over network security
    • Added Elasticsearch Service on AWS Canada, Paris, and Seoul
  • Other Business Highlights
    • Appointed industry veteran Paul Appleby as president, worldwide field operations
    • Held nine virtual ElasticON events reaching tens of thousands of participants, which included speakers from customers as well as platinum event sponsors, Google Cloud and Microsoft

Financial Outlook

The Company is providing the following guidance: For the second quarter of fiscal 2021 (ending October 31, 2020):

  • Total revenue is expected to be between $129 million and $131 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be between -11.5% and -10.5%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $0.22 and $0.20, assuming between 86 million and 87 million weighted average ordinary shares outstanding.

For fiscal 2021 (ending April 30, 2021):

  • Total revenue is expected to be between $544 million and $550 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be between -13.5% and -11.5%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $0.83 and $0.69, assuming between 87 million and 89 million weighted average ordinary shares outstanding.

We continue to believe it is prudent to expect some near-term business headwinds as the economic impact from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic further unfolds. As such, our guidance includes the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and results of operations based on information available to us today.

See the section titled “Forward-Looking Statements” below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, many of the costs and expenses that may be incurred in the future. These items necessary to reconcile such non-GAAP measures could be material and have a significant impact on the Company’s results computed in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call and Webcast

Elastic’s executive management team will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 p.m. Amsterdam time to discuss the Company’s financial results and business outlook. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available through Elastic’s Investor Relations website at ir.elastic.co. Slides will accompany the webcast. The replay of the webcast and slides will be available for two months.

(1)An accounting-related benefit from certain unrealized foreign currency exchange gains favorably impacted GAAP net loss per share by $0.12 and non-GAAP earnings per share by $0.11. This benefit did not impact revenue, calculated billings, operating margin, free cash flow, or cash and cash equivalents.

About Elastic

Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Everyone can get started with Elastic products and solutions quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

Elastic and associated marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elastic N.V. and its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to Elastic’s financial results as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of this press release titled “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risk and uncertainties, which include, but are not limited to, our expected financial results for the fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2020 and the fiscal year ending April 30, 2021, our expectations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our assessments of the strength of our solutions and products, the effectiveness of our go-to-market strategy, including the positioning of our solutions and products, assessments of our customers’ and prospective customers' spending priorities, our customer base, potential market and growth opportunities and our ability to address those opportunities, and our expectations regarding the benefits of our R&D investments. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our expectations and beliefs in light of currently available information regarding these matters may not materialize. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements due to uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances, including but not limited to those related to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the macroeconomic environment, on our business, operations, hiring and financial results, and on businesses of our customers and partners, including their spending priorities, the effect of governmental lockdowns, restrictions and new regulations; our future financial performance, including our expectations regarding our revenue, cost of revenue, gross profit or gross margin, operating expenses (which include changes in sales and marketing, research and development and general and administrative expenses), and our ability to achieve and maintain future profitability; our ability to continue to deliver and improve our offerings and successfully develop new offerings, including security-related product offerings and SaaS offerings; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing offerings and new offerings, including the expansion and adoption of our SaaS offerings; our inability to realize value from investments in the business, including R&D investments; our ability to maintain and expand our user and customer base; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations on our results; our international expansion strategy; our operating results and cash flows; our beliefs and objectives for future operations; the sufficiency of our capital resources; our ability to successfully execute our go-to-market strategy and expand in our existing markets and into new markets, and our ability to forecast customer retention and expansion; and general market, political, economic and business conditions (including developments and volatility arising from the COVID-19 pandemic).

Any additional or unforeseen effect from the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate these risks. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2020 and any subsequent reports filed with the SEC. SEC filings are available on the Investor Relations section of Elastic’s website at ir.elastic.co and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Elastic assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Contact Information

Anthony Luscri
Elastic Investor Relations
ir@elastic.co
(650) 695-1055

Lisa Boughner
Elastic Corporate Communications
lisa.boughner@elastic.co

Elastic N.V.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue

 

 

 

License - self-managed

$

14,879

 

 

$

9,907

 

Subscription - self-managed and SaaS

 

106,463

 

 

 

72,483

 

Total subscription revenue

 

121,342

 

 

 

82,390

 

Professional services

 

7,528

 

 

 

7,320

 

Total revenue

 

128,870

 

 

 

89,710

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

Cost of license - self-managed

 

346

 

 

 

97

 

Cost of subscription - self-managed and SaaS

 

25,890

 

 

 

17,895

 

Total cost of revenue - subscription

 

26,236

 

 

 

17,992

 

Cost of professional services

 

8,595

 

 

 

8,259

 

Total cost of revenue

 

34,831

 

 

 

26,251

 

Gross profit

 

94,039

 

 

 

63,459

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Research and development

 

45,678

 

 

 

35,182

 

Sales and marketing

 

56,151

 

 

 

52,011

 

General and administrative

 

21,729

 

 

 

18,568

 

Total operating expenses

 

123,558

 

 

 

105,761

 

Operating loss

 

(29,519

)

 

 

(42,302

)

Other income, net (1)

 

10,885

 

 

 

931

 

Loss before income taxes

 

(18,634

)

 

 

(41,371

)

Provision for income taxes

 

367

 

 

 

398

 

Net loss

$

(19,001

)

 

$

(41,769

)

Net loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.56

)

Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, basic and diluted

 

84,175,287

 

 

 

74,643,782

 

(1) Includes unrealized foreign currency exchange gains of $10.1 million for the three months ended July 31, 2020 arising from foreign exchange remeasurement of intercompany balances. Intercompany balances are eliminated on consolidation.

Elastic N.V.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Assets

As of
July 31, 2020

 

As of
April 30, 2020

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

350,418

 

 

$

297,081

 

Restricted cash

 

2,314

 

 

 

2,308

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $1,297 and $1,247 as of July 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020, respectively

 

87,266

 

 

 

128,690

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs

 

23,673

 

 

 

19,537

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

34,258

 

 

 

32,623

 

Total current assets

 

497,929

 

 

 

480,239

 

Property and equipment, net

 

7,905

 

 

 

7,760

 

Goodwill

 

198,413

 

 

 

197,877

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

31,549

 

 

 

32,783

 

Intangible assets, net

 

46,903

 

 

 

50,455

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, non-current

 

28,767

 

 

 

24,012

 

Deferred tax assets

 

3,531

 

 

 

3,164

 

Other assets

 

6,345

 

 

 

7,621

 

Total assets

 

821,342

 

 

 

803,911

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

11,669

 

 

$

11,485

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

17,833

 

 

 

22,210

 

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

42,916

 

 

 

48,409

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

7,718

 

 

 

7,639

 

Deferred revenue

 

237,261

 

 

 

231,681

 

Total current liabilities

 

317,397

 

 

 

321,424

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

 

40,250

 

 

 

28,021

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

26,518

 

 

 

27,827

 

Other liabilities, non-current

 

4,798

 

 

 

12,992

 

Total liabilities

 

388,963

 

 

 

390,264

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Convertible preference shares, €0.01 par value; 165,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares, par value €0.01 per share: 165,000,000 shares authorized; 85,737,645 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2020 and 82,856,978 shares issued and outstanding as of April 30, 2020

 

890

 

 

 

856

 

Treasury stock

 

(369

)

 

 

(369

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

946,178

 

 

 

898,788

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(11,435

)

 

 

(1,377

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(502,885

)

 

 

(484,251

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

432,379

 

 

 

413,647

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

821,342

 

 

$

803,911

 

Elastic N.V.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss (1)

$

(19,001

)

 

$

(41,769

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,256

 

 

 

1,288

 

Amortization of deferred contract acquisition costs

 

9,013

 

 

 

6,723

 

Non-cash operating lease cost

 

1,674

 

 

 

1,347

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

18,591

 

 

 

12,771

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(367

)

 

 

19

 

Unrealized foreign currency exchange gains (2)

 

(10,050

)

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

45,211

 

 

 

23,528

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs

 

(16,463

)

 

 

(5,515

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

341

 

 

 

2,570

 

Other assets

 

1,693

 

 

 

1,055

 

Accounts payable

 

(612

)

 

 

2,288

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

(5,099

)

 

 

(2,866

)

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

(7,204

)

 

 

(1,817

)

Operating lease liabilities

 

(1,716

)

 

 

(1,283

)

Deferred revenue

 

1,731

 

 

 

(33

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (3)

 

21,998

 

 

 

(1,694

)

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(379

)

 

 

(1,585

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(379

)

 

 

(1,585

)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares upon exercise of stock options

 

29,252

 

 

 

20,113

 

Repayment of notes payable

 

 

 

 

(30

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

29,252

 

 

 

20,083

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

2,472

 

 

 

329

 

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

53,343

 

 

 

17,133

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

299,389

 

 

 

300,280

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

352,732

 

 

$

317,413

 

(1) Includes unrealized foreign currency exchange gains of $10.1 million for the three months ended July 31, 2020 arising from foreign exchange remeasurement of intercompany balances. Intercompany balances are eliminated on consolidation.

(2) Removes the unrealized foreign currency exchange gains of $10.1 million for the three months ended July 31, 2020 included in net loss.

(3) Unaffected by unrealized foreign currency exchange gains.

Elastic N.V.

REVENUE BY TYPE

(amounts in thousands, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

 

Amount

 

% of
Total
Revenue

 

Amount

 

% of
Total
Revenue

Self-managed subscription

$

88,715

 

69

%

 

$

64,812

 

72

%

License

 

14,879

 

12

%

 

 

9,907

 

11

%

Subscription

 

73,836

 

57

%

 

 

54,905

 

61

%

SaaS

 

32,627

 

25

%

 

 

17,578

 

20

%

Total subscription revenue

 

121,342

 

94

%

 

 

82,390

 

92

%

Professional services

 

7,528

 

6

%

 

 

7,320

 

8

%

Total revenue

$

128,870

 

100

%

 

$

89,710

 

100

%

Elastic N.V.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

CALCULATED BILLINGS

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Total revenue

$

128,870

 

 

$

89,710

 

Add: Increase (decrease) in total deferred revenue

 

1,731

 

 

 

(33

)

Less: Increase in unbilled accounts receivable

 

(575

)

 

 

(237

)

Calculated billings

$

130,026

 

 

$

89,440

 

Elastic N.V.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

FREE CASH FLOW

(amounts in thousands, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

21,998

 

 

$

(1,694

)

Less: Purchases of property and equipment

 

(379

)

 

 

(1,585

)

Free cash flow

$

21,619

 

 

$

(3,279

)

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(379

)

 

$

(1,585

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

$

29,252

 

 

$

20,083

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (as a percentage of total revenue)

 

17

%

 

 

(2

)%

Less: Purchases of property and equipment (as a percentage of total revenue)

 

0

%

 

 

(2

)%

Free cash flow margin

 

17

%

 

 

(4

)%

Elastic N.V.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

(amounts in thousands, except percentages, share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Gross Profit Reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

$

94,039

 

 

$

63,459

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

2,318

 

 

 

1,476

 

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

220

 

 

 

168

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

2,109

 

 

 

633

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

98,686

 

 

$

65,736

 

Gross Margin Reconciliation(1):

 

 

 

GAAP gross margin

 

73.0

%

 

 

70.7

%

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1.8

%

 

 

1.6

%

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

0.2

%

 

 

0.2

%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

1.6

%

 

 

0.7

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

 

76.6

%

 

 

73.3

%

Operating Loss Reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP operating loss

$

(29,519

)

 

$

(42,302

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

18,591

 

 

 

12,771

 

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

3,108

 

 

 

2,129

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

3,550

 

 

 

662

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

 

 

 

2,472

 

Non-GAAP operating loss

 

(4,270

)

 

 

(24,268

)

Operating Margin Reconciliation(1):

 

 

 

GAAP operating margin

 

(22.9

)%

 

 

(47.2

)%

Stock-based compensation expense

 

14.4

%

 

 

14.2

%

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

2.4

%

 

 

2.4

%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

2.8

%

 

 

0.7

%

Acquisition-related expenses

 

0.0

%

 

 

2.8

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

 

(3.3

)%

 

 

(27.1

)%

Net Loss Reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP net loss

$

(19,001

)

 

$

(41,769

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

18,591

 

 

 

12,771

 

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

3,108

 

 

 

2,129

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

3,550

 

 

 

662

 

Acquisition-related expenses

 

 

 

 

2,472

 

Income tax(2)

 

(92

)

 

 

(357

)

Non-GAAP net income (loss)

 

6,156

 

 

 

(24,092

)

Non-GAAP earnings (net loss) per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, basic

$

0.07

 

 

$

(0.32

)

Non-GAAP earnings (net loss) per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, diluted

$

0.06

 

 

$

(0.32

)

Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings (net loss) per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, basic

 

84,175,287

 

 

 

74,643,782

 

Weighted-average shares used to compute earnings (net loss) per share attributable to ordinary shareholders, diluted

 

96,059,560

 

 

 

74,643,782

 

(1) Totals may not sum, due to rounding. Gross margin, operating margin, and earnings per share are calculated based upon the respective underlying, non-rounded data.

(2) Non-GAAP financial information for the quarter is adjusted for a tax rate equal to our annual estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income. This rate is based on our estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented above as well as significant tax adjustments. Our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income is determined annually and may be adjusted during the year to take into account events or trends that we believe materially impact the estimated annual rate including, but not limited to, significant changes resulting from tax legislation, material changes in the geographic mix of revenue and expenses and other significant events. Due to the differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rates as described above, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

Elastic N.V.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended July 31,

 

2020

 

2019

Cost of revenue reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP cost of license - self-managed

$

346

 

 

$

97

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

(346

)

 

 

(97

)

Non-GAAP cost of license - self -managed

$

 

 

$

 

GAAP cost of subscription - self-managed and SaaS

$

25,890

 

 

$

17,895

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(1,366

)

 

 

(915

)

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

(143

)

 

 

(134

)

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

(1,763

)

 

 

(536

)

Non-GAAP cost of subscription - self-managed and SaaS

$

22,618

 

 

$

16,310

 

GAAP cost of professional services

 

8,595

 

 

 

8,259

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(952

)

 

 

(561

)

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

(77

)

 

 

(34

)

Non-GAAP cost of professional services

$

7,566

 

 

$

7,664

 

Operating expenses reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP research and development expense

$

45,678

 

 

$

35,182

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(7,130

)

 

 

(4,961

)

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

(994

)

 

 

(760

)

Acquisition-related expenses

 

 

 

 

(34

)

Non-GAAP research and development expense

$

37,554

 

 

$

29,427

 

GAAP sales and marketing expense

$

56,151

 

 

$

52,011

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(6,192

)

 

 

(4,308

)

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

(1,157

)

 

 

(594

)

Amortization of acquired intangibles

 

(1,441

)

 

 

(29

)

Non-GAAP sales and marketing expenses

$

47,361

 

 

$

47,080

 

GAAP general and administrative expense

$

21,729

 

 

$

18,568

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(2,951

)

 

 

(2,026

)

Employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions

 

(737

)

 

 

(607

)

Acquisition-related expenses

 

 

 

 

(2,438

)

Non-GAAP general and administrative expense

$

18,041

 

 

$

13,497

 

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we believe the non-GAAP measures listed below are useful in evaluating our operating performance. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe that non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively, may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance. However, non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In particular, free cash flow is not a substitute for cash used in operating activities. Additionally, the utility of free cash flow as a measure of our liquidity is further limited as it does not represent the total increase or decrease in our cash balance for a given period. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly-titled non-GAAP measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures as tools for comparison. A reconciliation of our historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with U.S. GAAP has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. Investors are cautioned that there are a number of limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics as analytical tools. Investors are encouraged to review these reconciliations, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin

We define non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin as GAAP gross profit and GAAP gross margin, respectively, excluding stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions, and amortization of acquired intangible assets. We believe non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin provide our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations, as these metrics generally eliminate the effects of certain variables from period to period for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

Non-GAAP Operating Loss and Non-GAAP Operating Margin

We define non-GAAP operating loss and non-GAAP operating margin as GAAP operating loss and GAAP operating margin, respectively, excluding stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and acquisition-related expenses. We believe non-GAAP operating loss and non-GAAP operating margin provide our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations, as these metrics generally eliminate the effects of certain variables from period to period for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Share

We define non-GAAP net loss per share as GAAP net loss per share, excluding stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses and the tax effects related to the foregoing. We believe non-GAAP net loss per share provides our management and investors consistency and comparability with our past financial performance and facilitates period-to-period comparisons of operations, as this metric generally eliminates the effects of certain variables from period to period for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance.

Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Margin

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net cash (used in) provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment. Free cash flow margin is calculated as free cash flow divided by total revenue. We believe that free cash flow and free cash flow margin are useful indicators of liquidity that provide information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated from our core operations that, after the purchases of property and equipment, can be used for strategic initiatives, including investing in our business and selectively pursuing acquisitions and strategic investments.

Calculated Billings

We define calculated billings as total revenue plus the increase in total deferred revenue as presented on or derived from our consolidated statements of cash flows less the (increase) decrease in total unbilled accounts receivable in a given period. Calculated billings exclude the effects of deferred revenue and unbilled accounts receivable acquired through acquisitions. We typically invoice our customers annually in advance, and to a lesser extent multi-year in advance, quarterly in advance, monthly in advance, monthly in arrears or upon delivery. Our management uses calculated billings to understand and evaluate our near-term cash flows and operating results.

Constant Currency

We compare the percent change in certain results from one period to another period using constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. In presenting this information, current and comparative prior period results are converted into United States dollars at the exchange rates in effect on the last day of our prior fiscal year, rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.

Anthony Luscri
Elastic Investor Relations
ir@elastic.co
(650) 695-1055

Lisa Boughner
Elastic Corporate Communications
lisa.boughner@elastic.co

Source: Elastic N.V.