Red Hat Reported Q1 FY 2019 Financial Results

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced late Thursday, financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended May 31, 2018.

“The move to hybrid cloud architecture continues to be a strategic priority for our customers. We again delivered strong revenue growth in Q1 as customers continued to adopt our cloud enabling technologies for their applications,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. “For instance, we are driving strong growth in both subscription and services revenues for our OpenShift technologies as more customers modernize their applications in Linux containers for their hybrid cloud and digital transformation initiatives.”

“The first quarter of FY19 started as expected with double digit year-over-year growth across a number of our financial metrics, including 20% total revenue growth in U.S. dollars or 17% measured in constant currency, 25% growth in GAAP operating income, 19% growth in non-GAAP operating income, and 34% growth in operating cash flow. In addition, we also drove 48% year-over-year growth in the number of deals over one million dollars in the quarter which is evidence of our ability to expand our technology footprint with customers,” stated Eric Shander, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. “As in March when we gave our annual guidance, we continue to expect strong demand for our hybrid cloud enabling technologies. Given the headwinds that have developed in foreign exchange rates since that time, we are adjusting our full year total revenue guidance by approximately $50 million, solely to account for the change in FX rates.”

Total revenue for the quarter was $814 million, up 20% in USD year-over-year, or 17% measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are detailed in the tables below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $712 million, up 19% in USD year-over-year, or 16% measured in constant currency. Subscription revenue in the quarter was 87% of total revenue.

Subscription revenue from Infrastructure-related offerings for the quarter was $522 million, an increase of 14% in USD year-over-year, or 11% measured in constant currency. Subscription revenue from Application Development-related and other emerging technology offerings for the quarter was $189 million, an increase of 37% in USD year-over-year, or 32% measured in constant currency.

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