OREANDA-NEWS. September 01, 2016.  Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today reported its financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2016. Total net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was \\$86 million. Total net revenue for fiscal 2016 was a record \\$358 million, an increase of 17% compared with the total net revenue of \\$306 million in fiscal 2015.

On a GAAP basis, the Company reported a net loss of \\$10 million, or \\$0.18 net loss per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with a net loss of \\$5 million, or \\$0.08 net loss per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.  For fiscal 2016, the Company reported a GAAP basis net loss of \\$14 million, or \\$0.24 net loss per diluted share, compared with a net loss of \\$27 million, or \\$0.48 net loss per diluted share, in fiscal 2015.

On a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of \\$4 million, or \\$0.08 net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with net income of \\$7 million, or \\$0.12 net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. For fiscal 2016, on a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of \\$26 million, or \\$0.43 net income per diluted share compared with net income of \\$23 million, or \\$0.38 net income per diluted share, in fiscal 2015.

We had a strong finish to fiscal 2016, said Jesper Andersen, president and chief executive officer. Fourth quarter revenue grew 5% sequentially, and we achieved record fiscal 2016 revenue.  We delivered this top line growth while generating strong cash flow and improving profitability in what continues to be a relatively challenging global business environment, continued Andersen.  The number of security and cloud related deals grew as we successfully diversified our revenue stream and expanded our addressable market.  These achievements are the result of the hard work of our highly talented and committed Infoblox team of employees.  Looking forward, we continue to see multiple growth drivers for our business and believe we are very well positioned to execute on the opportunities ahead."

FY16 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue grew 17%  to \\$358 million
  • GAAP gross margin increased to 78.7% from 78.1% and Non-GAAP gross margin increased to 80.5% from 80.0%
  • GAAP operating margin improved to (4.7%) from (8.3%) and Non-GAAP operating margin increased to 11.4%  from 8.0%
  • GAAP net loss decreased to \\$13.7 million from \\$27.1 million and Non-GAAP net income increased 13% to \\$25.7 million
  • Cash flow from operations grew 42% to \\$68 million
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments total \\$258 million; no debt

FY16 Business Highlights

  • Recognized as the market-share leader in enterprise-grade DDI in a report from IDC titled "Worldwide DDI Software and Appliance Market Shares, 2015" (IDC #US40816216, May 2016).  Infoblox market share increased to 49.9 percent in 2015 from 46.7 percent in 2014. No other competitor had a market share greater than 15 percent. 
  • Added nearly 500 new customers; more than 20% of these new customers have more than 10,000 employees or users on their network
  • Hosted Bloxfest, Infoblox's first customer conference, with nearly 250 customers and partners in attendance 
  • Introduced Actionable Network Intelligence, a united platform that automates core network services across data centers and clouds to proactively detect, isolate, and stop data exfiltration that exploits DNS vulnerabilities; and through Infoblox products leverage actionable network intelligence for operational efficiency and visibility
  • Acquired and integrated IID, a leader in global cyberthreat intelligence, making Infoblox the first enterprise-grade DDI vendor to combine contextual network data with federated threat intelligence and a dedicated threat research team, to provide context-aware security using infrastructure that customers already have in place
  • Announced Infoblox DNS Firewall as a service, extending the company's industry-leading DNS protection to roaming devices off premise 
  • Introduced Infoblox DDI for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a virtual appliance that extends the Infoblox solution for enterprise-grade network services and security to the AWS Cloud
  • Announced Infoblox Identity Mapping, and also integration with Cisco ISE, bridging the gap between network security and user identity by intelligently correlating two separate sets of data, making it easier for network administrators to locate the source of security events, track mobile devices and monitor network usage
  • Launched NIOS 7.3 upgrading the underlying operating system for Infoblox products adding major enhancements 
  • Announced new executives and board members including CFO Janesh Moorjani, EVP of Engineering Atul Garg, CMO Ashish Gupta, and board member Edzard Overbeek

Financial Outlook

Infoblox announced its outlook of anticipated results for the first fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2016 and fiscal year ending July 31, 2017. This outlook is based on a number of assumptions that it believes are reasonable at the time of this earnings release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in Infobloxs filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the fiscal year ending July 31, 2017, the Company currently expects:

  • Total net revenue in the range of \\$360 million to \\$380 million;
  • GAAP gross margin to be approximately 78.0% and Non-GAAP gross margin to be approximately 80.0%; and
  • GAAP operating margin in the range of 2.1% to 2.7% and Non-GAAP operating margin in the range of 16.0% to 18.0%.

For the first fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2016, the Company currently expects:

  • Total net revenue in the range of \\$83 million to \\$87 million;
  • GAAP gross margin to be approximately 77.4% and Non-GAAP gross margin to be approximately 79.5%;
  • GAAP operating margin in the range of (5.0%) to (3.0%) and Non-GAAP operating margin in the range of 10.0% to 12.0%; and
  • GAAP net loss per share to be in the range of \\$0.07 to \\$0.05 and Non-GAAP net income per diluted share ("non-GAAP EPS") to be in the range of \\$0.09 to \\$0.11, assuming approximately 56 million to 58 million shares, on a non-GAAP diluted weighted-average share basis.

Conference Call & Webcast

Management will host a conference call today, August 31, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. PDT/4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 financial results. To access the call, dial 800-230-1059 (domestic) or 612-234-9959 (international) at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A live webcast of the call will also be available on the corporate website at: http://ir.infoblox.com.  An archive of the webcast will be available on the company's website and a taped replay will be available for one week at 800-475-6701 (domestic) or 320-365-3844 (international), passcode 399902.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables and the related earnings conference call contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income and operating margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP EPS and non-GAAP diluted shares outstanding. We also provide first fiscal quarter 2017 and fiscal year 2017 estimates for net revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin and first fiscal quarter 2017 estimates for non-GAAP EPS and non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares outstanding. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and future results. Our non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand and manage our business and forecast future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments based on the following items:

Stock-based compensation expenses: We have excluded the effect of stock-based compensation from our non-GAAP operating results. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees, we continue to evaluate our business performance excluding stock-based compensation expenses. Stock-based compensation expenses will recur in future periods.

Restructuring charges: We have excluded the effect of restructuring charges from our non-GAAP operating results. Restructuring charges result from events which occur outside of the ordinary course of continuing operations. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financial results, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our ongoing operations with prior and future periods. As such, we believe that these expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of our continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.

Amortization of intangible assets: We have excluded the effect of amortization of intangible assets from our non-GAAP operating results. Amortization of intangible assets is a non-cash expense, and it is not part of our core operations. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to future period revenues as well.

Expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters: We have excluded the effect of certain expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters from our non-GAAP operating results. Non-routine stockholder matters are unique events which occur outside of the ordinary course of continuing operations. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financial results, these unique transactions may limit the comparability of our ongoing operations with prior and future periods. As such, we believe that these expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of our continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.

Acquisition related expenses: We have excluded acquisition transaction costs from our non-GAAP operating results. We believe that to the extent we incur significant expenses in connection with our acquisitions, it is useful for investors to understand the effects of these items on our total operating expenses.

Our non-GAAP Financial Measures are described as follows:
               
Non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin. Non-GAAP gross profit is gross profit as reported on our consolidated statements of operations, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation and intangible asset amortization expense. Non-GAAP gross margin is non-GAAP gross profit divided by net revenue.
               
Non-GAAP operating income and operating margin. Non-GAAP operating income is income (loss) from operations as reported on our consolidated statements of operations, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, intangible asset amortization expense, expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters and acquisition related expenses. Non-GAAP operating margin is non-GAAP operating income divided by net revenue.
               
Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS. Non-GAAP net income is net income (loss) as reported on our consolidated statements of operations, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, intangible asset amortization expense, expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters and acquisition related expenses with income taxes adjusted to reflect our estimated long-term effective tax rate on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP EPS is non-GAAP net income divided by non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.
               
For reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures. For a reconciliation of the forecasted ranges in the financial outlook for non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP EPS to the most comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Forecasted Ranges.

About Infoblox

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers critical network services that protect Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, automate cloud deployments, and increase the reliability of enterprise and service provider networks around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) reduces the risk and complexity of networking.

Cautionary Statement

All statements in this release that are not statements of historical fact, including but not limited to the quotation attributable to Mr. Andersen and the statements under Financial Outlook are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: unexpected delays in the delivery of our solutions, particularly at the end of the quarter; changes in demand for network control solutions; the market acceptance of our products; the fluctuations in our gross margins; the concentration of our customer base; competitive developments including pricing pressures; our ability to manage operating expenses effectively; and the general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on our investor relations Web site (http://ir.infoblox.com/) and on the SECs Web site (www.sec.gov).

All information provided in this release and in the attachments is as of August 31, 2016, and stockholders of Infoblox are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. Infoblox does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this August 31, 2016, press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

INFOBLOX INC.
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - GAAP BASIS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended Year Ended
  July 31,
 2016
 April 30,
 2016
 July 31,
 2015
 July 31,
 2016
 July 31,
 2015
Net revenue:          
Products and licenses \\$38,661  \\$37,771  \\$46,348  \\$178,805  \\$156,510 
Services 47,642  44,191  40,651  179,481  149,615 
Total net revenue 86,303  81,962  86,999  358,286  306,125 
Cost of revenue:          
Products and licenses 8,463  9,046  10,039  37,715  35,362 
Services 10,650  10,176  8,554  38,643  31,769 
Total cost of revenue 19,113  19,222  18,593  76,358  67,131 
Gross profit 67,190  62,740  68,406  281,928  238,994 
Operating expenses:          
Research and development 17,440  17,300  18,309  70,034  65,092 
Sales and marketing 43,195  42,506  44,438  178,983  162,217 
General and administrative 11,457  10,956  10,055  44,019  37,110 
Restructuring charges 5,657      5,657   
Total operating expenses 77,749  70,762  72,802  298,693  264,419 
Loss from operations (10,559) (8,022) (4,396) (16,765) (25,425)
Other income (expense), net (60) 309  (77) 511  (651)
Loss before provision for (benefit from) income taxes (10,619) (7,713) (4,473) (16,254) (26,076)
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (317) (2,037) 253  (2,543) 1,007 
Net loss \\$(10,302) \\$(5,676) \\$(4,726) \\$(13,711) \\$(27,083)
Net loss per share - basic and diluted \\$(0.18) \\$(0.10) \\$(0.08) \\$(0.24) \\$(0.48)
Weighted-average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share 56,688  57,420  58,128  58,080  56,626 
INFOBLOX INC.
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
  July 31, 2016 July 31, 2015
  (Unaudited) (a)
ASSETS    
CURRENT ASSETS:    
Cash and cash equivalents \\$123,830  \\$103,124 
Short-term investments 134,275  227,712 
Accounts receivable, net 59,937  45,881 
Inventory 6,045  8,588 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 12,588  10,459 
Total current assets 336,675  395,764 
Property and equipment, net 22,004  23,225 
Restricted cash 10,030  3,515 
Intangible assets, net 20,119  1,923 
Goodwill 58,965  33,293 
Other assets 1,310  1,547 
TOTAL ASSETS \\$449,103  \\$459,267 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY    
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities \\$25,871  \\$19,136 
Accrued compensation 18,420  22,931 
Deferred revenue, net 122,223  95,130 
Total current liabilities 166,514  137,197 
Deferred revenue, net 53,681  41,717 
Other liabilities 10,400  5,201 
TOTAL LIABILITIES 230,595  184,115 
STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY:    
Convertible preferred stock, \\$0.0001 par value per share5,000 shares
authorized; no shares issued or outstanding
    
Common stock, \\$0.0001 par value per share100,000 shares authorized; 55,973 shares
and 58,836 shares issued and outstanding as of July 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015
 6  6 
Additional paid-in capital 459,811  438,725 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 30  (37)
Accumulated deficit (241,339) (163,542)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY 218,508  275,152 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY \\$449,103  \\$459,267 
 
(a) Derived from the July 31, 2015 audited consolidated financial statements.
INFOBLOX INC.
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 Year Ended July 31,
 2016 2015
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:   
Net loss\\$(13,711) \\$(27,083)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Stock-based compensation48,246  47,623 
Depreciation and amortization11,654  8,888 
Excess tax benefits from employee stock plans(205) (207)
Deferred income taxes(3,658)  
Other953  2,096 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable, net(13,810) (9,461)
Inventory2,449  (2,615)
Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets825  (3,629)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities4,817  2,833 
Accrued compensation(4,511) 9,734 
Deferred revenue, net36,075  20,734 
Other liabilities(1,013) (902)
Net cash provided by operating activities68,111  48,011 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:   
Purchases of short-term investments(29,905) (147,137)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments122,880  109,290 
Business acquisition, net of cash acquired(31,531)  
Change in restricted cash(8,508)  
Purchases of property and equipment(8,318) (10,303)
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments  1,001 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities44,618  (47,149)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:   
Common stock repurchases(108,868)  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under the employee stock plans17,248  25,039 
Excess tax benefits from employee stock plans205  207 
Settlement of hold back liability for IID acquisition(566)  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(91,981) 25,246 
    
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(42) (1,519)
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS20,706  24,589 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTSBeginning of period103,124  78,535 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTSEnd of period\\$123,830  \\$103,124 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:   
Purchases of property and equipment not yet paid\\$542  \\$1,341 
Cash paid for income taxes, net\\$727  \\$483 
INFOBLOX INC.
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended Year Ended
  July 31,
 2016
 April 30,
 2016
 July 31,
 2015
 July 31,
 2016
 July 31,
 2015
Gross Profit Reconciliation:          
GAAP gross profit \\$67,190  \\$62,740  \\$68,406  \\$281,928  \\$238,994 
Stock-based compensation expense 1,033  1,014  1,045  4,396  4,450 
Amortization of intangible assets 625  768  290  1,973  1,160 
Non-GAAP gross profit \\$68,848  \\$64,522  \\$69,741  \\$288,297  \\$244,604 
Gross Margin Reconciliation:          
GAAP gross margin 77.9% 76.5% 78.6% 78.7% 78.1%
Stock-based compensation expense 1.2  1.3  1.2  1.2  1.5 
Amortization of intangible assets 0.7  0.9  0.3  0.6  0.4 
Non-GAAP gross margin 79.8% 78.7% 80.1% 80.5% 80.0%
Operating Income (Loss) Reconciliation:          
GAAP operating loss \\$(10,559) \\$(8,022) \\$(4,396) \\$(16,765) \\$(25,425)
Stock-based compensation expense 10,658  11,795  11,525  48,246  47,623 
Restructuring charges 5,657      5,657   
Amortization of intangible assets 969  1,091  322  2,704  2,173 
Expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters 464      464   
Acquisition related expenses   236    618   
Non-GAAP operating income \\$7,189  \\$5,100  \\$7,451  \\$40,924  \\$24,371 
Operating Margin Reconciliation:          
GAAP operating margin (12.2%) (9.8%) (5.1%) (4.7%) (8.3%)
Stock-based compensation expense 12.3  14.4  13.3  13.5  15.6 
Restructuring charges 6.6      1.6   
Amortization of intangible assets 1.1  1.3  0.4  0.7  0.7 
Expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters
 0.5      0.1   
Acquisition related expenses   0.3    0.2   
Non-GAAP operating margin 8.3% 6.2% 8.6% 11.4% 8.0%
Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation:          
GAAP net loss \\$(10,302) \\$(5,676) \\$(4,726) \\$(13,711) \\$(27,083)
Stock-based compensation expense 10,658  11,795  11,525  48,246  47,623 
Restructuring charges  5,657      5,657   
Amortization of intangible assets 969  1,091  322  2,704  2,173 
Expenses related to non-routine stockholder matters  464      464   
Acquisition related expenses   236    618   
Income tax adjustment (3,027) (4,091) 167  (18,288)  
Non-GAAP net income \\$4,419  \\$3,355  \\$7,288  \\$25,690  \\$22,713 
Non-GAAP EPS \\$0.08  \\$0.06  \\$0.12  \\$0.43  \\$0.38 
Shares used in Computing non-GAAP EPS Reconciliation:          
Diluted shares:          
Weighted-average shares used in calculating GAAP diluted net loss per share 56,688  57,420  58,128  58,080  56,626 
Additional dilutive securities for non-GAAP income 1,405  888  3,149  1,595  2,657 
Weighted-average shares used in calculating non-GAAP diluted net income per share 58,093  58,308  61,277  59,675  59,283 
INFOBLOX INC.
 
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FORECASTED RANGES
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
 
  Three Months Ending Year Ending
  October 31, 2016 July 31, 2017
  Low End High End Low End High End
Gross Margin Reconciliation:        
GAAP gross margin 77.4% 77.4% 78.0% 78.0%
Stock-based compensation expense 1.3  1.3  1.3  1.4 
Amortization of intangible assets 0.8  0.8  0.7  0.6 
Non-GAAP gross margin 79.5% 79.5% 80.0% 80.0%
Operating Margin Reconciliation:        
GAAP operating margin (5.0%) (3.0%) 2.1% 2.7%
Stock-based compensation expense 13.6  13.3  12.8  14.2 
Restructuring charges 0.2  0.6  0.1  0.1 
Amortization of intangible assets 1.2  1.1  1.0  1.0 
Non-GAAP operating margin 10.0% 12.0% 16.0% 18.0%
         
Earnings Per Share Reconciliation:        
GAAP net loss per share \\$(0.07) \\$(0.05)    
Stock-based compensation expense 0.20  0.20     
Restructuring charges    0.01     
Amortization of intangible assets 0.02  0.02     
Income tax adjustment (0.06) (0.07)    
Non-GAAP net income per share \\$0.09  \\$0.11