Red Hat Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results

Revenue of $127.3 Million, up 28% Year-over-Year/Net Income of $18.2 Million, up 64% Year-over-Year

RALEIGH, NC, (PresseBox) - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2007. Red Hat's current fiscal year will end February 29, 2008. Red Hat's current fiscal year will end February 29, 2008.

Total revenue for the quarter was $127.3 million, an increase of 28% from the year ago quarter and 7% from the prior quarter. Subscription revenue was $109.2 million, up 29% yearoveryear and 6% sequentially.

Net income for the quarter was $18.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared with $16.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the prior quarter and $11.0 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the quarter was $36.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, after adjusting for stock compensation and tax expense as detailed in the tables below. This compares to non-GAAP adjusted net income of $33.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the prior quarter and $24.5 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the year ago period.

Non-GAAP operating cash flow, as detailed in the tables below, totaled $63.7 million for the quarter, up 43% from the year ago quarter and 22% sequentially. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of August 31, 2007 were $1.3 billion. At quarter end, Red Hat's total deferred revenue balance was $377.0 million, an increase of 33% yearoveryear and 4% sequentially.

Other highlights of the quarter included the following:

- Red Hat continued to build its industry leading ecosystem by surpassing the milestone of more than 3,000 applications certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Following three consecutive years of Red Hat being ranked first in value for enterprise software in the CIO Insight survey, Red Hat Japan was ranked the number one technology vendor in Japan that customers intend to conduct business with in the future according to the Nikkei Market Access survey.
- Red Hat released the beta version of the Red Hat Developer Studio, an integrated Eclipsebased set of open source development tools and runtime environment.

Red Hat released JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.2, an enterpriseready platform on which to migrate legacy applications to an open source architecture.

We are pleased to report another solid quarter of strong revenues. I am particularly pleased with the steady improvement in operating margin and operating cash flow. These performance improvements come at a time when we are continuing to invest heavily in our processes and systems as we scale globally, stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. We continue to see robust demand for our open source solutions and are encouraged by our market position.

In addition, Red Hat today announced that its Board of Directors had authorized the continuation of the Company's stock and debenture repurchase program. Under the program, the Company is authorized to repurchase in aggregate up to $250 million of the Company's common stock and in aggregate up to $75 million of the Company's 0.5% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2024.

Repurchases of common stock and debentures may be effected, from time to time, either on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, as applicable. The timing and the amount of any repurchases of common stock and debentures will be determined by the Company's management based on an evaluation of market conditions and other factors. Repurchased common stock will be available for use in connection with the Company's equity compensation plans and for other corporate purposes. Repurchased debentures will be retired and canceled. The repurchase program will be funded using the Company's working capital and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Red Hat had approximately 193.9 million shares of common stock outstanding as of September 21, 2007.

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 will have ended.

Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forwardlooking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forwardlooking 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 forwardlooking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; the ability of the Company to effectively compete; 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; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; adverse results in litigation; 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, the forwardlooking 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 forwardlooking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forwardlooking 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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Red Hat GmbH

Red Hat ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von Open Source-Lösungen. Das Unternehmen hat seine Zentrale in Raleigh, North Carolina. Es unterhält über 50 Niederlassungen weltweit. CIOs haben Red Hat in der Studie des CIO Insight Magazine drei Jahre in Folge zum Anbieter von Unternehmens-Software gewählt, der ihnen den größten Wert liefert. Red Hat bietet hochwertige, kostengünstige Technologien an. Dazu gehören die Betriebssystemplattform Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Applikationen und Managementlösungen sowie Lösungen für den Aufbau einer Service-orientierten Infrastruktur (SOA), inklusive JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat bietet seinen Kunden darüber hinaus weltweit Support, Schulungen und Beratungsdienstleistungen. Weitere Informationen stehen auf www.redhat.de zur Verfügung.

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