A10 Networks Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--A10 Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

A10 Networks expects total revenue in the second quarter 2017 to be between $52.5 million and $53.5 million, below its prior guidance of $62.0 million to $64.0 million. The company expects to report a GAAP net loss between $0.12 and $0.13 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, the company expects to report a net loss between $0.05 and $0.06 per share, using approximately 69.8 million basic shares, which is below the previous guidance for non-GAAP net income of $0.01 to $0.03 per share, using approximately 76.6 million diluted shares. A preliminary reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the financial statements below.

“We are disappointed with our preliminary results. Revenue came in below our guidance as a number of opportunities in our pipeline did not close primarily in North America and to a lesser degree in Japan. Key deals remain in our pipeline and we are diligently working to improve our execution,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “We remain confident that our investments in security and cloud will serve as a strong foundation to penetrate these faster-growing segments of our market.”

These are preliminary results and remain subject to the completion of the company's customary quarterly close and review procedures. Material adjustments may arise between the date of this press release and the dates on which A10 Networks announces its full second quarter 2017 results and files its Form 10-Q for the period with the SEC.

Conference Call Information

The company also announced it will release its complete financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 after the U.S. markets close on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Management will host a call that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time) to discuss the results.

Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing +1-844-792-3728 or +1-412-317-5105.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the “Investors” section of A10 Networks’ website at investors.a10networks.com. The webcast will be archived for a period of one year. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the call and will run for five business days and may be accessed by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 and entering the passcode 10109990.

A presentation with management’s prepared remarks on its full second quarter 2017 financial results and supplemental financial information will be posted to the website following the issuance of the company’s second quarter 2017 results press release after U.S. markets close on Thursday, July 27, 2017. These materials will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of A10 Networks website at investors.a10networks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements regarding our ability to close on key deals and improve our execution and that our investments in security and cloud will serve as a strong foundation to penetrate these faster-growing segments of the market. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ include execution risks related to closing the key deals and improving our execution, the continued market adoption of our products, our ability to successfully anticipate market needs and opportunities, our timely development of new products and features, any loss or delay of expected purchases by our largest end-customers, our ability to attract and retain new end-customers, continued growth in markets relating to network security, the success of any future acquisitions or investments in complementary companies, products, services or technologies, the ability of our sales team to execute well, our ability to shorten our close cycles, the ability of our channel partners to sell our products, variations in product mix or geographic locations of our sales and risks associated with our presence in international markets.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying table contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net loss. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

A10 Networks considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the company, exclusive of unusual events or factors that do not directly affect what we consider to be our core operating performance, and are used by the company's management for that purpose. In the second quarter of 2017, non-GAAP net loss is defined as our net loss excluding: (i) stock-based compensation and (ii) amortization expense related to acquisition.

We have included an estimate of our non-GAAP net loss in this press release. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company's operating results. The non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure attached to this release.

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) is a Secure Application Services™ company, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.

The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Harmony, Thunder and A10 Lightning and Secure Application Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Basic and Diluted Loss per Share Estimate

 

The following table shows the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
Low end of range   High end of range
GAAP loss per share - basic & diluted $ (0.13 ) $ (0.12 )
Add: stock-based compensation 0.07   0.07  
Non-GAAP loss per share - basic and diluted* $ (0.06 ) $ (0.05 )
 

*For the second quarter of 2017, the non-GAAP adjustment for amortization expense related to acquisition rounded to $0.00 on a per share basis.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
The Blueshirt Group
Maria Riley, 415-217-7722
investors@a10networks.com

Contacts

Investor Contact:
The Blueshirt Group
Maria Riley, 415-217-7722
investors@a10networks.com