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Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results

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- Third quarter revenue of $290 million, up 23% year-over-year
- Third quarter GAAP operating income of $54 million, up 41% year-over-year; non-GAAP operating income of $79 million, up 36% year-over-year
- Third quarter GAAP EPS of $0.19, up 46% year-over-year; non-GAAP EPS of $0.28, up 40% year-over-year
- Third quarter operating cash flow of $97 million, up 36% year-over-year

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2012 third quarter ended November 30, 2011.

Total revenue for the quarter was $290.0 million, an increase of 23% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $246.5 million, up 24% year-over-year.

"Red Hat continues to benefit from enterprise customers that are seeking to leverage their IT infrastructure to drive significant productivity gains and agility across their organizations. The combination of strong sales execution, market demand and market share gains contributed to organic billings and revenue growth of 23% for the quarter," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "We also recently completed the acquisition and integration of Gluster, including the launch of our first Red Hat branded storage product for unstructured data. We will continue to expand our storage solutions in cloud computing and big data storage, and believe that Red Hat is well positioned to deliver disruptive solutions in the large and growing storage market."

GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $53.6 million, or 18.5% operating margin. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter was $78.8 million, up 36% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 27.2%, up 260 basis points from the year ago quarter.

Net income for the quarter was $38.2 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with $26.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation and amortization expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $55.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, as compared to $39.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $96.6 million for the third quarter, as compared to $70.8 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $819.6 million, an increase of 20% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of November 30, 2011 was $1.2 billion.

"We continued to deliver consistent performance across our business which resulted in strong growth in our key financial metrics. At the same time, we continued to invest in strategic growth initiatives." stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "When compared to the first three quarters of last fiscal year, our year-to-date revenue, non-GAAP operating income and operating cash flow are up 26%, 35% and 35%, respectively."

Additional information on Red Hat's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP adjusted results, are included in the financial tables below. A live webcast of Red Hat's results will begin at 5:00 pm ET today and can be accessed by the general public at Red Hat's investor relations website at http://investors.redhat.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as the earthquakes and floods, including events in Japan. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.

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About Red Hat GmbH

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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