Radware Reports 17% Revenue Growth for the Third Quarter 2021


TEL AVIV, Israel November 3, 2021 06:00 AM

Third Quarter 2021 Results and Financial Highlights

  • Record revenue of $73 million, up 17% year-over-year, exceeding high end of guidance
  • ARR of $185 million, up 9% year-over-year
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $11.6 million, an increase of 69% year-over-year
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.23, exceeding high end of guidance; GAAP EPS of $0.10
  • Cash flow from operations of $18 million

Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

"We are pleased to report another strong quarter. Driven by our cloud and subscription business, we achieved record quarterly revenue of $73 million. In addition, we saw double digit growth across key financial metrics. Compared to the same period last year, total revenue grew 17%, cloud and subscription ARR increased by 26%, and EPS rose 32%," said Roy Zisapel, president and CEO, Radware. "The growing number of increasingly complex cyber-attacks is creating more urgency and driving more organizations to strengthen the defenses around their critical assets. We are confident that this demand, coupled with our best of breed security offering — which includes DDoS protection; Web application, API and Bot security; and cloud posture security — will fuel our growth in the coming quarters."

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2021

Revenue for the third quarter of 2021 totaled $73.4 million:

  • Revenue in the Americas region was $35.7 million for the third quarter of 2021, up 18% from $30.2 million in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Revenue in the Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") region was $23.6 million for the third quarter of 2021, up 29% from $18.3 million in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Revenue in the Asia-Pacific ("APAC") region was $14.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, up 1% from $14.0 million in the third quarter of 2020.

GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $5.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $3.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $11.0 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020.

Non-GAAP results are calculated excluding, as applicable, the impact of stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, litigation costs, acquisition costs, exchange rate differences, net on balance sheet items included in financial income, other loss adjustment and tax related adjustments. A reconciliation of each of the Company's non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is included at the end of this press release.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term bank deposits and marketable securities of $455.9 million. Net cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter of 2021 totaled $17.9 million.

Conference Call

Radware management will host a call today, November 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its third quarter 2021 results and the Company’s outlook. To participate in the call, please use the following numbers:
Participants in the US call: Toll Free 888-510-2008
Participants Internationally call: 1 646-960-0306
Conference ID: 1864701

A replay will be available for two days, starting two hours after the end of the call, on telephone number +1-647-362-9199 or (US toll-free) 800-770-2030. Passcode 1864701. The call will be webcast live on the Company’s website at: http://www.radware.com/IR/. The webcast will remain available for replay during the next 12 months.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Key Performance Indicators

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Radware uses non-GAAP measures of gross profit, research and development expense, selling and marketing expense, general and administrative expense, total operating expenses, operating income, financial income, income before taxes on income, taxes on income, net income and earnings per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude, as applicable, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, litigation costs, acquisition costs, exchange rate differences, net on balance sheet items included in financial income, other loss adjustment and tax related adjustments. Management believes that exclusion of these charges allows for meaningful comparisons of operating results across past, present and future periods. Radware's management believes the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this release are useful to investors for the purpose of understanding and assessing Radware's ongoing operations. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is included with the financial information contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating and operating the business and, as such, has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.

Annual recurring revenue ("ARR") is a key performance indicator defined as the annualized value of booked orders for term-based cloud services, subscription licenses and maintenance contracts that are in effect at the end of a reporting period. ARR should be viewed independently of revenue and deferred revenue and is not intended to be combined with or to replace either of those items. ARR is not a forecast of future revenue, which can be impacted by contract start and end dates and renewal rates and does not include revenue reported as perpetual license or professional services revenue in our consolidated statement of operations. We consider ARR a key performance indicator of the value of the recurring components of our business.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements made herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about Radware's plans, outlook, beliefs or opinions, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "plans," and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may" and "could." Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, could differ materially from Radware's current forecasts and estimates. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the impact of global economic conditions and volatility of the market for our products; natural disasters and public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to expand our operations effectively; timely availability and customer acceptance of our new and existing solutions; risks and uncertainties relating to acquisitions or other investments; the impact of economic and political uncertainties and weaknesses in various regions of the world, including the commencement or escalation of hostilities or acts of terrorism; intense competition in the market for cyber security and application delivery solutions and in our industry in general and changes in the competitive landscape; changes in government regulation; outages, interruptions or delays in hosting services or our internal network system; compliance with open source and third-party licenses; the risk that our intangible assets or goodwill may become impaired; our dependence on independent distributors to sell our products; long sales cycles for our solutions; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; real or perceived shortcomings, defects or vulnerabilities in our products or solutions or if we or our end-users experience security breaches; the availability of components and manufacturing capacity; our reliance on a single managed security service provider to provide us with scrubbing center services; the ability of vendors to provide our hardware platforms and components for our main accessories; our ability to protect our proprietary technology; intellectual property infringement claims made by third parties; changes in tax laws; our ability to realize our investment objectives for our cash and liquid investments; our ability to attract, train and retain highly qualified personnel; and other factors and risks over which we may have little or no control. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. For a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties affecting Radware, refer to Radware’s Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the other risk factors discussed from time to time by Radware in reports filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and, except as required by applicable law, Radware undertakes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made. Radware’s public filings are available from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or may be obtained on Radware’s website at www.radware.com.

About Radware

Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), is a global leader of cyber security and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software defined data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection and availability services to enterprises globally. Radware’s solutions empower enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down. For more information, please visit www.radware.com.

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