A10 Networks Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leading provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
First Quarter 2020 Financial Summary
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the financial statements below.
"The strong first quarter, with revenue and profitability that exceeded our guidance, demonstrates that we are firmly on the right path, with an increasingly efficient organization, products that are increasingly in demand and a globally diversified presence," said Dhrupad Trivedi, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. "To be sure, the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting our customers and A10, but in the first quarter we were able to adapt as the situation unfolded to mitigate most of the negative impact and deliver results that exceeded guidance. Moving into the second quarter, accurately forecasting the timing of regional and customer order patterns within a 90-day window has become challenging. With approximately $143 million in cash on our balance sheet, including an increase of $13 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of the first quarter, and a stable base of recurring revenues, we remain well-positioned to weather the current environment from a position of strength, as we advance efforts to drive profitability. Our diversified product suite remains in strong demand, as our service provider customers need to reinforce their critical communications infrastructure for unprecedented usage and security as a result of the work-from-home movement. I remain optimistic and confident about the long-term prospects for A10 and believe we are well-positioned to navigate these challenging times."
"The near-term uncertainty has caused us to temporarily halt our practice of providing quarterly guidance, but we remain committed to advancing our goals for growth and profitability," continued Mr. Trivedi. "We believe we can achieve our stated goal of eliminating $10 million in operating expenses on an annual basis, and we expect second quarter operating expenses to decline sequentially from the first quarter. In addition, we expect to maintain non-GAAP profitability in the second quarter as we continue to make progress on our long-term operating model. As the situation abates and our visibility improves, we hope to return to providing estimates about our expected results."
Conference Call Information
A10 Networks will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 1:30 p.m. Pacific time for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2020 financial results and outlook for its second quarter 2020. Open to the public, investors may access the call by dialing +1-844-792-3728 or +1-412-317-5105. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of the A10 Networks website at investors.a10networks.com. The webcast will be archived for a period of one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the call, will run for five business days, and may be accessed by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 and entering the passcode 10142879. The press release and supplemental financials will be accessible from the "Investor Relations" section of the A10 Networks website prior to the commencement of the conference call.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding an increasingly efficient organization, an increase in demand for our products, the impact of Covid-19 on our business and near-term visibility, our position to weather the current environment, our continued efforts to improve our profitability, customer trends, our ability to achieve our stated goal of eliminating $10 million in operating expenses on an annual basis and our expectation for second quarter operating expenses to decline sequentially from the first quarter. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ include public health requirements in response to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the impact on our business and operations, which is evolving and beyond our control, and the timing of customer orders and product shipments; members of our management team or a significant number of our global employee base becoming ill with Covid-19; changes in government regulations and mandates to address Covid-19 that may adversely impact our ability to continue to operate without disruption; a significant decline in global macroeconomic conditions that have an adverse impact on our business and financial results; challenges to our infrastructure because of the number of employees working from remote locations; business interruptions related to our supply chain; our ability to manage our business and expenses if customers cancel or delay orders; execution risks related to closing key deals and improving our execution; the continued market adoption of our products; our ability to successfully anticipate market needs and opportunities; our timely development of new products and features; our ability to achieve or maintain profitability; any loss or delay of expected purchases by our largest end-customers; our ability to maintain or improve our competitive position; competitive and execution risks related to cloud-based computing trends; our ability to attract and retain new end-customers and our largest end-consumers; our ability to maintain and enhance our brand and reputation, changes demanded by our customers in the deployment and payment model for our products; continued growth in markets relating to network security; the success of any future acquisitions or investments in complementary companies, products, services or technologies; the ability of our sales team to execute well; our ability to shorten our close cycles; the ability of our channel partners to sell our products; variations in product mix or geographic locations of our sales; risks associated with our presence in international markets; weaknesses or deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting; our ability to timely file periodic reports required to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and other risks that are described in "Risk Factors" in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2020. We do not intend to update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying table contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic and diluted share, non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, and Adjusted EBITDA. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.
A10 Networks considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the company, exclusive of unusual events or factors that do not directly affect what we consider to be our core operating performance, and are used by the company's management for that purpose.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures provided in the financial statement tables below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis is not available due to high variability and low visibility with respect to the charges which are excluded from these non-GAAP measures.
We define non-GAAP net income as our GAAP net income (loss) excluding: (i) stock-based compensation and related payroll tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition and (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted share as our non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by our basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding. We define non-GAAP gross profit as our GAAP gross profit excluding stock-based compensation and related payroll tax. We define non-GAAP gross margin as our non-GAAP gross profit divided by our GAAP revenue. We define non-GAAP operating income (loss) as our GAAP income (loss) from operations excluding (i) stock-based compensation, and related tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition and (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define non-GAAP operating margin as our non-GAAP operating income (loss) divided by our GAAP revenue. We define non-GAAP operating expenses as our GAAP operating expenses excluding (i) stock-based compensation, and related tax, (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition, (iii) non-recurring expenses associated with the litigation settlement expense and internal investigation, (iv) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (v) non-recurring facilities expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA as our GAAP net income (loss) excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) interest income and other (income) expense, net, (iii) depreciation and amortization expense, (iv) provision for income taxes, (v) stock-based compensation and related payroll tax, (vi) litigation settlement and internal investigation expense (vii) restructuring expense, and related tax, and (viii) non-recurring facilities expense.
We have included our non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin, non-GAAP operating expenses and Adjusted EBITDA in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company's operating results.
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leading provider of secure application services and solutions, with a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.
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