FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
“We continued to execute well in the first quarter and delivered revenue above our guidance range and billings slightly above our guidance range,” said Kevin Mandia, FireEye chief executive officer. “We also continued to drive innovation across our product portfolio, added new features and functionality, and updated our pricing and packaging.”
“Our frontline knowledge of the threat landscape and how organizations are combating cyber attacks is at the heart of our unique innovation cycle,” added Mandia. “FireEye network, email and endpoint security products continue to detect attacks that evade other security solutions. Our Helix platform operationalizes our intelligence and expertise to reduce the complexity of security operations and capture the untapped potential of prior security investments.”
First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
FireEye adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), effective January 1, 2018 using the full retrospective method. Prior period information has been adjusted to reflect the adoption of the new standard.
1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
Second Quarter and Updated 2018 Outlook
FireEye provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations.
For the second quarter of 2018, FireEye currently expects:
For 2018, FireEye currently expects:
Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes stock based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, and non-cash interest expense related to the company’s convertible senior notes. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, the amounts of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, and non-recurring expenses that may be incurred in the future. Stock-based compensation expense is impacted by the company’s future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of the company’s common stock, all of which is difficult to predict and subject to constant change. The actual amount of stock-based compensation in the second quarter of 2018 and full year 2018 will have a significant impact on the company’s GAAP operating margin and net loss per share. Further, amortization of intangible assets, as well as other non-recurring expenses, if any, will also impact results. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measures is not available without unreasonable effort.