Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2012 second quarter ended August 31, 2011.
Total revenue for the quarter was $281.3 million, an increase of 28% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $238.3 million, up 28% year-over-year.
"The combination oftrong sales execution and customer demand led to second quarter revenue that was above our guidance and represented our fourth straight quarter of accelerating revenue growth," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "We continued to win and strengthen relationships with enterprise customers who partner with Red Hat to reduce costs while modernizing their lT infrastructure to enable applications to run on bare metal, virtualization and in the
cloud. Based on the strong first half results, we believe Red Hat remains well positioned to finish fiscal 2012 as the first billion dollar open source software vendor."
GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $52.5 million, or 18.7% operating margin. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, non-
GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $76.4 million, up 41% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 27.2%, up 250 basis points from the year ago quarter.
Net income for the quarter was $40.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared with $23.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, non-GAAP net income for the quafter was
$56.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, as compared to $36.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. Both GAAP and non-GAAP net income for the quarter included a discrete tax benefit of $2.1 million, approximately $0.01 per diluted share. Excluding this tax benefit, GAAP earnings per share would have been $0.19 and non-GAAP earnings per share would have been $0.28 for the quarter.
Operating cash flow was $77.1 million for the second quarter, as compared to $64.3 million in the year ago quafter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $813.2 million, an increase of 25% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31,2011, was $l.3 billion.
"Our investments in sales and R&D continued to pay off, producing market share gains, higher revenue and 30% year-over-year billings growth," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "Our productivity continued to improve as evidenced by non-GAAP operating income growth of 41% and cash flow growth of 20% in Q2. Moreover, year-to-date non-GAAP operating income grew 35% and operating cash flow grew 34% compared to the first half of last fiscal year."