22. Dez 2010

Red Hat veröffentlicht Ergebnisse für das dritte Quartal des Geschäftsjahres 2011

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Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results

* Revenue of $236 million, up 21% from the prior year

* GAAP operating income up 92%, non-GAAP operating income up 26% from the prior year

* Deferred revenue of $685 million, up 11% from the prior year

* Operating Cash Flow of $71 million, up 31% from the prior year

RALEIGH, NC - December 21, 2010 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2011 third quarter ended November 30, 2010.

Total revenue for the quarter was $235.6 million, an increase of 21% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $198.8 million, up 21% year-over-year.

”Strong market demand and sales execution, combined with a compelling value proposition, led to organic billings growth of over 20%, or $262 million. Also in Q3, we were particularly proud that Red Hat was recognized by CIOs for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top IT vendors delivering value according to CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. ”In addition to delivering a compelling value proposition, we continued to drive innovation for our customers' data center needs. In November, we launched the latest version of our flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, giving customers a great platform for next generation architectures such as virtualization and cloud computing.”

GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $38.0 million up 92% year-over-year. GAAP operating income in the year ago quarter was $19.8 million after a charge of $8.8 million for a litigation settlement. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and the charge for a litigation settlement in the prior year as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $58.0 million, up 26% year-over-year.

Net income for the quarter was $26.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with $16.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $39.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to $33.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the year ago quarter, after adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and the charge for a litigation settlement in the prior year as detailed in the tables below.

Operating cash flow totaled $70.8 million, as compared to $54.1 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $685.2 million, an increase of 11% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of November 30, 2010 was $1.1 billion.

”Top line growth of 21% and even faster operating income growth, contributed to a 31% increase in operating cash flow,” stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. ”We are well positioned at the confluence of several hot areas of IT; open source, virtualization and cloud computing. In addition, we are executing consistently and we are making focused investments in growth initiatives. For example, in November we acquired Makara, a developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud. Makara's technologies will accelerate the development of Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution as part of our Cloud Foundations portfolio, one of our key growth initiatives.”

Additional information on Red Hat's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP adjusted results, are included in the financial tables below. A live webcast of Red Hat's results will begin at 5:00 pm ET today and can be accessed by the general public at Red Hat's investor relations website at http://investors.redhat.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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