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Guidewire Software Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Bill Sinn | March 06, 2019

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (“P&C”) insurers rely upon, today announced its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2019.
 
“We exceeded our guidance ranges for revenue and profitability in the second quarter,” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “During the quarter, we extended our overall market momentum and demonstrated particular success with our cloud and digital initiatives, completing another InsuranceSuite Cloud deal and signing significant new business for digital enablement.  We continue to invest in Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ to service the growing demand we see for cloud-based core systems and to strengthen our role as a trusted partner for enabling digital transformation in the $2 trillion global P&C industry.”
 
As of the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Guidewire began reporting results under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue Recognition (“ASC 606”), using the modified retrospective method.  Financial results for reporting periods prior to fiscal year 2019 are presented as previously disclosed in conformity with then existing guidance.
 
Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Highlights
 
Revenue

  • Total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $169.3 million, an increase of 3% from the same quarter in fiscal year 2018. License and subscription revenue was $87.1 million, an increase of 3%; services revenue was $60.9 million, an increase of 1%; and maintenance revenue was $21.3 million, an increase of 11%.

 
Profitability

  • GAAP loss from operations was $5.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $0.7 million loss in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $26.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $32.0 million non-GAAP income in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018.
  • GAAP net income was $0.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with a $45.6 million loss for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, which was adversely impacted by the effects of the provisions of The Tax and Jobs Act passed in December 2017. GAAP net income per share was $0.01, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.59 net loss per share for the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 76.9 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $27.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, compared with $25.5 million non-GAAP net income in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.34, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 82.2 million, compared with a $0.33 net income per share in the comparable period in fiscal year 2018, based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of 76.9 million. 

Liquidity
The Company had $1.24 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and investments at January 31, 2019, compared with $1.26 billion at July 31, 2018. The Company used $13.0 million in cash from operations during the six months ended January 31, 2019.


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