Tufin Announces First Quarter 2022 Results
Tufin (NYSE: TUFN), a company pioneering a policy-centric approach to security and IT operations, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
"I'm pleased to report another strong quarter for Tufin, with product revenue growth of 61% compared to the prior year driven by increasing demand for network cyber security solutions," said Ruvi Kitov, Tufin's CEO and Co-Founder. "We continued to make significant progress in our transition to subscription in the quarter, with subscriptions representing 77% of new license bookings thus far in 2022, which positions us well ahead of our long-term goals."
Kitov continued, "As we announced last month, Tufin entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Turn/River, a private equity firm that specializes in helping subscription-based software businesses accelerate their strategy by expanding into new markets and reaching new customer segments. With their partnership, I am confident we will be able to execute on our long-term initiatives faster and more efficiently as a privately held company."
Financial Highlights for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow:
The tables at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP gross profit, operating loss and net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. An explanation of these measures is also included under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."
Recent Business Highlights
Transaction with Turn/River Capital
As announced on April 6, 2022, Tufin entered into a definitive agreement whereby funds advised by Turn/River Capital, a U.S.-based private equity firm, will acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Tufin for $13.00 per share in an all-cash transaction that values Tufin at approximately $570 million. The transaction remains on track, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Tufin shareholders and receipt of regulatory approvals. Upon completion of the transaction, the Company's ordinary shares will no longer be listed on any public market.
In light of the pending transaction, Tufin will not be hosting an earnings conference call to discuss these results and Tufin will not be providing guidance for the second quarter or for the full fiscal year 2022.
Tufin (NYSE: TUFN) simplifies management of some of the largest, most complex networks in the world, consisting of thousands of firewall and network devices and emerging hybrid cloud infrastructures. Enterprises select the company's Tufin Orchestration Suite™ to increase agility in the face of ever-changing business demands while maintaining a robust security posture. The Suite reduces the attack surface and meets the need for greater visibility into secure and reliable application connectivity. With over 2,000 customers since its inception, Tufin's network security automation enables enterprises to implement changes in minutes instead of days, while improving their security posture and business agility.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We believe that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude, as applicable, share-based compensation expense and certain non-recurring costs, as well as, the tax effect of these non-GAAP adjustments, allows for more meaningful comparisons between our operating results from period to period. These non-GAAP financial measures are an important tool for financial and operational decision-making and for evaluating our operating results over different periods:
Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company's non-cash expense, we believe that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude non-cash share-based compensation expense allow for more meaningful comparisons between our operating results from period to period. In addition, we believe that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude expenses associated with the pending merger transaction allow for more meaningful comparisons between our operating results from period to period since these non-recurring costs are not representative or indicative of our ongoing operations. We also believe that the tax effects related to the non-GAAP adjustments set forth above do not reflect the performance of our core business and would impact period-to-period comparability.
Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) differently or not at all, which reduces the usefulness these non-GAAP financial measures for comparison. You should consider these non-GAAP financial measures along with other financial performance measures, including gross profit, operating income (loss) and net income (loss), and our financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Tufin urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures included below, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate its business.
Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes, as applicable, share-based compensation expense and certain non-recurring costs, as applicable. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability and significance of, the amounts of share-based compensation expense and certain non-recurring costs, as applicable, that are excluded from the guidance. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures for future periods is not available without unreasonable effort.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of Tufin's management. In some cases, forward-looking statements may be identified by terminology such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "expect," "predict," "potential" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Such statements involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: the proposed merger, including the risks that the Company may be unable to obtain required regulatory approvals or satisfy other conditions to the closing, that the proposed merger may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays, that the occurrence of certain events, change or other circumstances could give rise to the termination of the proposed merger agreement and that the proposed merger disrupts current plans and operations, risks associated with the ability to recognize benefits of the proposed merger, the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the proposed merger, the impact of the proposed merger on relationships with the Company's commercial counter-parties, including, but not limited to, its distribution partners and the significant transaction costs associated with the proposed merger, as well as other risks that may imperil the consummation of the merger, which may result in the merger not being consummated within the expected time period or at all; the successful management of our business model, as well as current and future growth, particularly with respect to the ongoing implementation of our plans to transition to a term-based subscription license business model over time; our intention to invest further in the Tufin Orchestration Suite to extend its functionality and features; our expectations regarding sales of our cloud products; competition we face in the security policy management market, and our potential lack of sufficient financial or other resources in order to maintain or improve our competitive position; our expectations regarding growth in the market for enterprise security and network management products; our ability to compete and increase positive market awareness of our brand, particularly with respect to markets for security policy management; our expectation that policy-centric, automated solutions will garner a growing share of enterprise security spend; our expectations for growth in certain key verticals and geographic regions and our intention to expand international operations; our expectations regarding sales driven by our relationships channel partners and our technology alliance partners through joint selling efforts and go-to-market strategies; customer relationships developed by our hybrid sales model, including our ability to acquire new customers and retain existing customers; our dependence on a single third-party manufacturer to fulfill certain software license orders; our expectations concerning seasonality and the predictability of our sales cycle; our ability to align our future and past performance by continuing to generate sufficient revenues; the compatibility and integration of our product and service offerings with customers' existing technology infrastructures and applications; our plans to deploy additional cloud-based subscription products and promote our brand over time, to enable more customers to consume our products beyond our existing on-premise solutions; our reliance on certain products and customers to generate revenue; compliance, managerial and regulatory risks associated with international sales and operations; the effect of any real or perceived shortcomings, defects or vulnerabilities in our solutions; political conditions and economic downturns, particularly in areas where we operate; the impact of COVID-19 on the budgets of our customers and on economic conditions generally; the effect of cyber security threats or attacks on our technologies, products and services; our compliance with laws, regulations and requirements in the jurisdictions where we operate, including with respect to with data protection and privacy and export and import control requirements; the outcome of certain litigation relating to our initial public offering; our ability to adequately protect and defend our intellectual property and other proprietary rights; our ability to effectively manage, invest in, train, grow and retain our sales force, research and development capabilities, marketing team and other key personnel; our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting; the volatility of our share price and active trading market for our shares; political, economic, governmental and tax consequences associated with our incorporation and location in Israel; our expectations regarding our tax classifications; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed with and subsequent Reports of Foreign Private Issuer on Form 6-K furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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