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Guidewire Software Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Bill Sinn | December 04, 2018

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (“P&C”) insurers rely upon, today announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2018.

“Revenue and profitability exceeded our expectations for the first quarter, further supplemented by a large contract consolidation that accelerated revenue recognition into the quarter.” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “During the first quarter new and existing customers selected multiple components of Guidewire InsurancePlatform – including InsuranceSuite, digital, data and analytics – and we advanced multiple evaluations underway for Guidewire Cloud.”

Ryu continued, “During the quarter we also hosted almost 2,200 professionals at our annual Connections user conference, during which we announced the latest releases of Guidewire InsuranceSuite, InsuranceNow, Guidewire Marketplace, and our new Analytics and Data Services team.  Customers, prospects, and partners were very supportive of our strategy to use Guidewire Cloud as a key lever to lower the cost, effort, and complexity of managing core system environments.  We believe we are better positioned than ever to fulfill our mission of delivering the industry platform that P&C insurers need to adapt and succeed in a rapidly evolving insurance marketplace.”

As of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Guidewire is reporting results under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue Recognition (“ASC 606”), using the modified retrospective method. Financial results for reporting periods prior to fiscal year 2019 are presented as previously disclosed in conformity with then existing guidance.

First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Highlights

Revenue

  • Total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $179.7 million, an increase of 66% from the same quarter in fiscal year 2018. License and subscription revenue was $94.3 million, an increase of 213%; services revenue was $64.4 million, an increase of 9%; and maintenance revenue was $21.0 million, an increase of 11%. First quarter year-over-year growth comparisons were positively impacted by the adoption of ASC 606.

Profitability

  • GAAP income from operations was $1.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $32.7 million loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $31.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $8.3 million loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
  • GAAP net income was $5.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $8.9 million loss for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. GAAP net income per share was $0.07, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.12 net loss per share for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 75.2 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $29.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $4.8 million net loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.36, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.06 net loss per share in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 75.2 million.

Liquidity

  • The Company had $1.2 billion in cash, cash equivalents and investments at October 31, 2018, compared with $1.3 billion at July 31, 2018. The Company used $27.2 million cash from operations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, reflecting normal seasonal patterns.

 


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