First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Highlights
- Revenue of $69.0 million, down 6% year-over-year
- Total ARR of $201.4, up 5% year-over-year
- Non-GAAP gross margin of 82.3% compared to 83.2% in the first quarter of 2022
- Non-GAAP EPS of $0.14; GAAP net loss per share of $0.07
Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.
“Despite the increasing challenges in the macro environment, our cloud security business performed well in the first quarter of 2023 and our cloud ARR grew over 20% year-over-year,” said Roy Zisapel, Radware’s president and CEO. “We believe we are well positioned for the long term with security offerings that are critical in addressing an evolving threat landscape. We plan to continue to expand our cloud security business and portfolio to drive sustainable and profitable growth.”
Financial Highlights for the First Quarter 2023
Revenue for the first quarter of 2023 totaled $69.0 million:
- Revenue in the Americas region was $27.1 million for the first quarter of 2023, a decrease of 8% from $29.5 million in the first quarter of 2022.
- Revenue in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) region was $29.7 million for the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 6% from $28.1 million in the first quarter of 2022.
- Revenue in the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) region was $12.2 million for the first quarter of 2023, a decrease of 24% from $16.1 million in the first quarter of 2022.
GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2023 was $3.1 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $3.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022.
Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2023 was $6.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022.
As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term bank deposits, and marketable securities of $419.0 million. Cash flow from operations was negative $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2023.
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, net, 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.
Radware management will host a call today, May 3, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss its first quarter 2023 results and the Company’s second quarter 2023 outlook. To participate in the call, please use the following numbers:
- U.S. participants call toll free: 888-510-2008
- International participants 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: https://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, net, income before taxes on income, taxes on income, net income and diluted 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, net, 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.
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