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Forescout Technologies Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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  • Total Revenue grows 27% year-over-year; License Revenue grows 27% year-over-year; Subscription Revenue grows 28% year-over-year
  • GAAP gross margin and Non-GAAP gross margin improve 300 bps year-over-year, respectively
  • Generated positive operating cash flow of $6.4 million and free cash flow of $4.9 million

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

“We had a strong start to the year and are particularly pleased with the growing diversification of our customer base, both from a geographic as well as vertical perspective,” said Michael DeCesare, CEO and President of Forescout Technologies. “The market opportunity ahead of us in device visibility and control is substantial, driven by the explosion of connected devices, the convergence of IT, IoT and OT network environments, as well as the increasing willingness of CIOs to automate their IT and security solutions. Forescout is at the center of these converging tailwinds, and we remain excited about our opportunity to capitalize on the market for visibility in the years ahead.”

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $75.6 million, an increase of 27% over the first quarter of 2018

    • License revenue was $37.7 million, an increase of 27% over the first quarter of 2018

    • Subscription revenue was $33.8 million, an increase of 28% over the first quarter of 2018

    • Professional Services revenue was $4.1 million, an increase of 15% over the first quarter of 2018

  • Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit was $56.6 million, or 75% of total revenue, compared to $43.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 72% of total revenue. Non-GAAP gross profit was $58.0 million, or 77% of total revenue, compared to $44.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 74% of total revenue.
  • Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss was $34.1 million, or 45% of total revenue, compared to a loss of $27.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 46% of total revenue. Non-GAAP operating loss was $17.8 million, or 24% of total revenue, compared to $13.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 23% of total revenue.
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $34.3 million, or $0.78 per share, compared to $28.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, or $0.74 per share. Non-GAAP net loss was $18.2 million, or $0.41 per share, based on 44.2 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, compared to a net loss of $14.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, or $0.38 per share, based on 38.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.
  • Cash Flow: Net cash provided by operating activities was $6.4 million, or 9% of total revenue, compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $24.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 41% of total revenue. Free cash flow was positive $4.9 million, or 6% of total revenue, compared to $22.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 37% of total revenue.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

“We are pleased with our first quarter results, highlighted by total revenue growth of 27% year-over-year and free cash flow of $4.9 million,” said Criss Harms, Chief Financial Officer of Forescout. “Despite making incremental investments this quarter as planned, we saw consistency in year-over-year operating margins and once again generated positive operating and free cash flow. We remain on track to achieve our profitability targets and to introduce more recurring revenue elements to our financial model.”

First Quarter 2019 Business Highlights

During the first quarter and recently, Forescout:

  • Announced that CRN, a premier publication and brand of The Channel Company, gave Forescout a 5-Star rating in its 2019 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
  • Announced the release of the industry’s first unified device visibility and control platform for IT and operational technology (OT) security. This release integrates the technology from SecurityMatters into Forescout’s core platform, delivering the world’s most robust visibility and control capabilities to manage cyber risk across both IT and OT domains. Additional new enhancements will enable comprehensive visibility for multi-cloud infrastructures, provide superior auto-classification for medical and industrial devices, and automate network segmentation controls across firewalls, as well as cloud and software-defined network (SDN) environments.

Second Quarter and Full Year 2019 Outlook

Forescout provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations.

For the second quarter of 2019, Forescout expects:

  • Revenue of $75.3 million - $78.3 million, representing year-over-year growth of 14% at the midpoint
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $20.8 million - $20.0 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.48 - $0.46 using approximately 45.4 million weighted shares outstanding

For the full year 2019, Forescout expects:

  • Revenue of $365.3 million - $375.3 million, representing year-over-year growth of 24% at the midpoint
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $15.6 million - $11.6 million
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.41 - $0.34 using approximately 45.5 million weighted shares outstanding

Guidance for non-GAAP operating loss and non-GAAP net loss per share excludes stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets. We have not reconciled non-GAAP operating loss guidance to GAAP operating loss, nor have we reconciled non-GAAP net loss per share to GAAP net loss per share, as a result of the uncertainty and the potential variability of the excluded items. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call Information

Forescout will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its first quarter 2019 financial results today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time. Open to the public, interested parties may access the conference call by dialing either (855) 659-9329 or (615) 247-5915 using the passcode 8167879.

A live webcast will be accessible on Forescout’s investor relations website at http://investors.Forescout.com. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, May 16, 2019. To access the replay, interested parties should dial either (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 using the passcode 8167879.

About Forescout

Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.Forescout.com.

© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.Forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our financial outlook for the second quarter of 2019 and fiscal year 2019, our markets and the demand for our products, our growth prospects and market opportunity, the benefits of our solution to customers, the development of our sales organization, expectations regarding profitability, and improvements in our revenue, gross margin, and product mix data. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of our assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with: the evolution of the cyberthreat landscape facing enterprises in the United States and other countries; developments and trends in the domestic and international markets for network security products; our growth in international markets; our expectations concerning the productivity of our expanding sales force as our sales representatives become more seasoned; our plans to attract new customers, retain existing customers and increase our annual revenue; fluctuations in our quarterly results of operations and other operating measures; increasing competition; new integrations to the Forescout platform; the receipt of product certifications and the importance of such certifications for government buyers and contractors; general economic, market and business conditions and the risks described in the other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including the risks described under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2019, and which should be read in conjunction with our financial results and forward-looking statements, and is available on the SEC filings section of the Investor Relations page of our website at https://investors.Forescout.com. Additional information will also be set forth in Forescout’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Forescout has provided in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Forescout uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes that use of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing Forescout’s financial results with other companies in its industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in conjunction with Forescout’s condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of Forescout’s historical non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release, and investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation.

Non-GAAP Gross Profit. Forescout defines non-GAAP gross profit as gross profit plus stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets.

Non-GAAP Operating Expense. Forescout defines non-GAAP operating expense as operating expense excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets.

Non-GAAP Operating Loss. Forescout defines non-GAAP operating loss as operating loss excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, and amortization of acquired intangible assets.

Non-GAAP Net Loss. Forescout defines non-GAAP net loss as net loss excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments.

Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Share. Forescout defines non-GAAP net loss per share as non-GAAP net loss divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Free Cash Flow. Forescout defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less purchases of property and equipment. Forescout defines free cash flow margin as free cash flow as a percentage of total revenue. Forescout considers free cash flow and free cash flow margin to be profitability and liquidity measures that provide useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the purchases of property and equipment, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions, and strengthening our balance sheet.


FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 (Unaudited, in thousands)

  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
Assets               
Current assets:              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 70,663     $ 66,895  
Marketable securities 56,266     47,632  
Accounts receivable 56,734     79,255  
Inventory 1,248     1,501  
Deferred commissions - current 11,707     12,543  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,477     13,353  
Total current assets 210,095     221,179  
Deferred commissions - non-current 22,143     22,831  
Property and equipment, net 23,900     24,349  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 20,704      
Restricted cash - non-current 1,283     1,266  
Intangible assets, net 17,873     19,002  
Goodwill 90,641     92,482  
Other assets 7,034     7,369  
Total assets $ 393,673     $ 388,478  
       
Liabilities and stockholders' equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 9,500     $ 12,118  
Accrued compensation 28,121     32,649  
Accrued expenses 13,988     14,558  
Deferred revenue - current 106,087     101,900  
Notes payable - current 7,352     7,331  
Operating lease liabilities - current 4,718      
Total current liabilities 169,766     168,556  
Deferred revenue - non-current 72,023     69,618  
Notes payable - non-current 6,402     8,248  
Operating lease liabilities - non-current 23,535      
Other liabilities 7,018     14,335  
Total liabilities 278,744     260,757  
       
Stockholders' equity:      
Common stock 45     43  
Additional paid-in capital 662,674     639,237  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,281 )   (302 )
Accumulated deficit (545,509 )   (511,257 )
Total stockholders’ equity 114,929     127,721  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 393,673     $ 388,478  
               


FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2019   2018
Revenue:               
License $ 37,680     $ 29,780  
Subscription 33,799     26,359  
Professional services 4,089     3,558  
Total revenue 75,568     59,697  
Cost of revenue:      
License 7,607     7,136  
Subscription 5,207     3,801  
Professional services 6,186     5,549  
Total cost of revenue 19,000     16,486  
Total gross profit 56,568     43,211  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development 18,497     14,687  
Sales and marketing 55,923     42,279  
General and administrative 16,213     13,732  
Total operating expenses 90,633     70,698  
Loss from operations (34,065 )   (27,487 )
Interest expense (93 )   (243 )
Other income, net 617     662  
Loss before income taxes (33,541 )   (27,068 )
Income tax provision 711     1,128  
Net loss $ (34,252 )   $ (28,196 )
Net loss per share, basic $ (0.78 )   $ (0.74 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic 44,196     38,313  
           


FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
  2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:               
Net loss $ (34,252 )   $ (28,196 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities      
Stock-based compensation 13,828     13,590  
Depreciation and amortization 2,845     1,607  
Other (15 )   125  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisition      
Accounts receivable 22,227     9,768  
Inventory 253     3,534  
Deferred commissions 1,520     411  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (203 )   (1,779 )
Other assets 385     108  
Accounts payable (2,705 )   (5,355 )
Accrued compensation (4,512 )   (3,544 )
Accrued expenses 549     (1,289 )
Deferred revenue 6,559     34,332  
Other liabilities (40 )   1,142  
Net cash provided by operating activities 6,439     24,454  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (1,589 )   (2,313 )
Purchases of marketable securities (37,651 )   (26,304 )
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 29,123     9,000  
Net cash used in investing activities (10,117 )   (19,617 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Repayments of notes payable (1,875 )   (1,875 )
Proceeds from sales of shares through employee equity incentive plans 12,173     3,622  
Payment related to shares withheld for taxes on vesting of restricted stock units (2,764 )    
Proceeds from public offerings, net     13,818  
Payments of deferred offering costs     (1,057 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 7,534     14,508  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (70 )    
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash for period 3,786     19,345  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 69,012     67,357  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period $ 72,798     $ 86,702  
               

FORESCOUT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2019   2018
GAAP gross profit $ 56,568     $ 43,211  
Add:      
Stock-based compensation expense 927     826  
Acquisition-related expense 14      
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 467      
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 57,976     $ 44,037  
       
GAAP operating expense: $ 90,633     $ 70,698  
Less:      
Stock-based compensation expense 12,901     12,764  
Acquisition-related expenses 1,624      
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 304      
Non-GAAP operating expense $ 75,804     $ 57,934  
       
GAAP operating loss $ (34,065 )   $ (27,487 )
Add:      
Stock-based compensation expense 13,828     13,590  
Acquisition-related expenses 1,638      
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 771      
Non-GAAP operating loss $ (17,828 )   $ (13,897 )
       
GAAP net loss $ (34,252 )   $ (28,196 )
Add:      
Stock-based compensation expense 13,828     13,590  
Acquisition-related expenses 1,638      
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 771      
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (145 )    
Non-GAAP net loss $ (18,160 )   $ (14,606 )
Non-GAAP net loss per share, diluted $ (0.41 )   $ (0.38 )
Weighted-average shares used in per share calculation for GAAP and non-GAAP, diluted 44,196     38,313  
       
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 6,439     $ 24,454  
Less:      
Net purchases of property and equipment (1,589 )   (2,313 )
Free cash flow (non-GAAP) $ 4,850     $ 22,141  
Net cash used in investing activities $ (10,117 )   $ (19,617 )
Net cash provided by financing activities $ 7,534     $ 14,508  
Free cash flow margin (non-GAAP) 6 %   37 %
           


   
Investor Relations Contact: Media Relations Contact:
Michelle Spolver Katie Beck
408-721-5884 650-314-8705
michelle.spolver@forescout.com katie.beck@forescout.com

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