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Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Results

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- Total revenue of $374 million, up 16% year-over-year
- Subscription revenue of $327 million, up 17% year-over-year
- GAAP EPS of $0.21, up 17% year-over-year; non-GAAP EPS of $0.35, up 25% year-over-year
- Operating cash flow of $119 million, up 15% 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 2014 second quarter ended August 31, 2013.

Total revenue for the quarter was $374 million, an increase of 16% in U.S. dollars from the year ago quarter, or 17% measured in constant currency. Constant currency references in this release are as detailed in the tables below. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $327 million, up 17% in U.S. dollars year-over-year, or 18% measured in constant currency.

"We are a market leader for new innovations based on open source technologies that are driving the transformation of the data center toward an open, hybrid cloud infrastructure. " stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "We recently added infrastructure-as-a-service, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, to our portfolio of cloud offerings. The combination of this powerful technology with our platform-as-a-service, open software-defined storage and cloud management solutions create a compelling road map for our customers in the move to cloud computing."

GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $56 million, up 11% year-over-year. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization of intangible assets and facility exit expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $94 million, up 19% year-over-year. For the second quarter, GAAP operating margin was 14.8% and non-GAAP operating margin was 25.2%.

Net income for the quarter was $41 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $35 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization of intangible assets and facility exit expenses, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $68 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, as compared to $55 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $119 million for the second quarter, as compared to $104 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $1.06 billion, an increase of 12% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2013 was $1.29 billion after repurchasing approximately $20 million of common stock, or approximately 438 thousand shares, in the second quarter. Red Hat has repurchased approximately $199 million of common stock, or approximately 4.1 million shares, during the first six months of fiscal 2014.

"We delivered mid-to-high teens growth across several financial metrics including revenue, non-GAAP operating income and operating cash flow," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "These results were driven in particular by strong subscription revenue growth, up 17% in U.S. dollars and 18% in constant currency. The billing proxy, which we define as total revenue plus the change in deferred revenue found on the Statement of Cash Flows, was $376 million, up 8% in U.S. dollars and 9% in constant currency. This billings growth reflects modest IT spending in Europe and the impact of large deal arrangements."

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.

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