Qualys announces second quarter 2017 financial results

Qualys announces second quarter 2017 financial results
Qualys, a pioneer and provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $55.3 million, net income under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) of $7.2 million, non-GAAP net income of $10.1 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $20.4 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.18 and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.26.

"We reported strong results across the board for our second quarter driven by continued customer adoption of the Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps, further underscoring our highly scalable architecture and business model and the unique advantages it brings to our customers," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "Our Cloud Platform and integrated Cloud Apps are clear differentiators in the market as we help customers worldwide streamline their security and compliance solutions, reduce their spend drastically and at the same time, allow them to build security into their digital transformation initiatives for global visibility and better business outcomes. In addition, we were delighted to announce on Tuesday the acquisition of Nevis Networks, a network analysis and mitigation security company, based in Pune, India.”
 

Second quarter 2017 financial highlights

Revenues: Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 14% to $55.3 million compared to $48.5 million for the same quarter in 2016. Normalized for the impact of FX (foreign exchange) and the MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) contract, revenues increased by 18% over the same quarter in 2016.

Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 13% to $43.1 million compared to $38.2 million for the same quarter in 2016. GAAP gross margin percentage was 78% for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 79% for the same quarter in 2016. Non-GAAP gross profit for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 13% to $43.7 million compared to $38.6 million for the same quarter in 2016. Non-GAAP gross margin percentage was 79% for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 80% for the same quarter in 2016.

Operating Income: GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2017 was $9.0 million compared to $5.7 million for the same quarter in 2016. Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2017 was $15.5 million compared to $11.8 million for the same quarter in 2016.

Net Income: GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to $3.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2016. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2017 was $10.1 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $7.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2016.
Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 30% to $20.4 million compared to $15.7 million for the same quarter in 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Adjusted EBITDA was 37% for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 32% for the same quarter in 2016.
 

Second quarter 2017 business highlights

  • Announced the acquisition of Pune, India-based Nevis Networks, expanding Qualys’ domain expertise in passive scanning and deep packet inspection as well as accelerating its entrance into the mitigation and response market segment, natively from the Qualys Cloud Platform.
  • Released purpose-built content, workflows and reporting in Qualys Cloud Platform to provide customers with continuous IT asset visibility, data collection and risk evaluation for compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This also helps customers with ongoing protection of personal data across global IT environments and third parties.
  • Launched a 30-day free unlimited service to businesses worldwide to identify and track remediation of assets exploitable by the WannaCry ransomware virus that has impacted hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.


Financial performance outlook

Third Quarter 2017 Guidance: Management expects revenues for the third quarter of 2017 to be in the range of $58.2 million to $58.9 million, representing 14% to 16% growth over the same quarter in 2016 or estimated 17% to 18% growth normalized for the impact of FX and the MSSP contract. GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.15, which assumes an effective income tax rate of 19%. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.21 to $0.23, which assumes an effective non-GAAP income tax rate of 36%. Third quarter 2017 EPS estimates are based on approximately 40.0 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the quarter.

Full Year 2017 Guidance: Management now expects revenues for the full year 2017 to be in the range of $226.8 million to $228.3 million, up from the previous guidance range of $225 million to $228 million. Expected growth over the full year 2016 is 15% or estimated 17% to 18% growth normalized for the impact of FX and the MSSP contract. GAAP net income per diluted share is now expected to be in the range of $1.02 to $1.06, up from the previous guidance range of $1.00 to $1.06. This assumes an effective income tax rate of (36%), up from the previous assumption of (55%). Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is now expected to be in the range of $0.87 to $0.91, up from the previous guidance range of $0.81 to $0.86. This assumes an effective non-GAAP income tax rate of 36%. Full year 2017 EPS estimates are now based on approximately 39.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, up from the previous assumption of 39.6 million.
 
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