Atlassian Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

January 18, 2018

Quarterly revenue of $212.6 million, up 43% year-over-year

Quarterly IFRS operating margin of (7%) and non-IFRS operating margin of 21%

Quarterly free cash flow of $67.8 million

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlassian Corporation Plc (NASDAQ:TEAM), a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2018 ended December 31, 2017 and released a shareholder letter on the Investor Relations section of its website at https://investors.atlassian.com.

“We finished calendar year 2017 with another great quarter. Our Cloud, Server and Data Center products delivered strong results, and the Atlassian Marketplace, which plays an important role in our continued growth, passed $350 million in lifetime sales,” said Scott Farquhar, Atlassian’s co-CEO and co-founder. “We are also thrilled that James Beer will be joining Atlassian as our new CFO in February, and look forward to the leadership and experience he brings scaling global businesses.”

Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights:

On an IFRS basis, Atlassian reported:

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $212.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up 43% from $148.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Operating Loss and Operating Margin: Operating loss was $15.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $2.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Operating margin was (7%) for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with (2%) for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Net Loss and Net Loss Per Diluted Share: Net loss was $65.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $1.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Net loss per diluted share was $0.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $0.01 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
    Net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 included a non-cash charge to income tax expense of $47.3 million as a result of the write-down of Atlassian’s deferred tax assets. The charge was driven by the reduction in the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% and Atlassian’s assessment of the realizability of its deferred tax assets.
  • Balance Sheet: Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2018 totaled $679.1 million.

On a non-IFRS basis, Atlassian reported:

  • Operating Income and Operating Margin: Operating income was $44.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $27.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Operating margin was 21% for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with 19% for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Net Income and Net Income Per Diluted Share: Net income was $31.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $21.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Net income per diluted share was $0.13 for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, compared with $0.09 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • Free Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $72.3 million, while capital expenditures totaled $4.5 million, resulting in free cash flow of $67.8 million, an increase of 52% year-over-year.

A reconciliation of IFRS to non-IFRS financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below, under the heading “About Non-IFRS Financial Measures.”

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Customer growth: Atlassian ended the second quarter of fiscal 2018 with a total customer count on an active subscription or maintenance agreement basis of 112,571, having added 4,825 net new customers during the quarter.
  • Atlassian Marketplace: With more than 3,500 apps designed to enhance Atlassian products, the Atlassian Marketplace is one of the largest enterprise app stores. It continues to see excellent growth and surpassed a new milestone during the quarter, with more than $350 million in lifetime sales since its inception in 2012.
  • Atlassian Team Tour: Atlassian will soon be getting on the road to unveil new product updates, share the latest in team practices, and discuss the future of teamwork. The Atlassian Team Tour is a series of live events starting February 8, 2018 in Amsterdam, and will cross the globe with a total of ten stops on three continents. You can find out more at: https://www.atlassian.com/company/events/teamtour.

Financial Targets:

Atlassian is providing its financial targets for the third quarter and full fiscal year 2018. The company’s financial targets are as follows:

  • Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018: 
       •   Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $217 million to $219 million.
       •   Gross margin is expected to be approximately 80% on an IFRS basis and approximately 83% on a non-IFRS basis. 
       •   Operating margin is expected to be approximately (5%) on an IFRS basis and approximately 17% on a non-IFRS basis. 
       •   Net loss per diluted share is expected to be approximately ($0.08) on an IFRS basis, and net income per diluted share is expected to be approximately $0.08 on a non-IFRS basis.
       •   Weighted-average share count is expected to be in the range of 231 million to 233 million shares when calculating diluted IFRS net loss per share and in the range of 244 million to 246 million shares when calculating diluted non-IFRS net income per share. 
  • Fiscal Year 2018: 
       •   
    Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $853 million to $857 million.
       •   Gross margin is expected to be approximately 80% on an IFRS basis and approximately 84% on a non-IFRS basis. 
       •   Operating margin is expected to be approximately (8%) on an IFRS basis and approximately 19% on a non-IFRS basis. 
       •   Net loss per diluted share is expected to be in the range of ($0.48) to ($0.47) on an IFRS basis, and net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.47 to $0.48 on a non-IFRS basis. 
       •   Weighted-average share count is expected to be in the range of 231 million to 233 million shares when calculating diluted IFRS net loss per share and in the range of 242 million to 244 million shares when calculating diluted non-IFRS net income per share. 
       •   Free cash flow is expected to be in the range of $260 million to $270 million, which includes capital expenditures that are expected to be in the range of $25 million to $30 million.

With respect to Atlassian’s expectations under “Financial Targets” above, a reconciliation of IFRS to non-IFRS gross margin, operating margin, net income per diluted share, and free cash flow have been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

Shareholder Letter and Webcast/Conference Call Details

A detailed shareholder letter is available on the Investor Relations section of Atlassian’s website at: https://investors.atlassian.com. Atlassian will host a webcast and conference call to answer questions today:

  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
  • Webcast: A live webcast of the call can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of Atlassian’s website at: https://investors.atlassian.com. Following the call, a replay will be available on the same website.
  • Dial in: To access the call via telephone in North America, please dial 1-888-346-0688. For international callers, please dial 1-412-902-4250. Participants should request the “Atlassian call” after dialing in.
  • Audio replay: An audio replay of the call will be available via telephone for seven days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay in North America, please dial 1-877-344-7529 (access code 10114838). International callers, please dial 1-412-317-0088 (access code 10114838).

Atlassian has used, and will continue to use, its Investor Relations website at https://investors.atlassian.com as a means of making material information public and for complying with its disclosure obligations.

About Atlassian

Atlassian unleashes the potential of every team. Our collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. Teams at more than 112,000 customers, across large and small organizations - including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Visa, BMW and NASA - use Atlassian's project tracking, content creation and sharing, real-time communication and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results on time. Learn more about products including Jira Software, Confluence, Stride, Trello, Bitbucket and Jira Service Desk at https://atlassian.com.

Investor Relations Contact
Ian Lee
IR@atlassian.com

Media Contact
Paul Loeffler
press@atlassian.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward looking, including risks and uncertainties related to statements about our products, customers, ecosystem, technology and other key strategic areas, and our financial targets such as revenue, share count and IFRS and non-IFRS financial measures including gross margin, operating margin, net income (loss) per diluted share and free cash flow.

We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date such statements are made.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results is included in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Forms 20-F and 6-K (reporting our quarterly results). These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of our website at: https://investors.atlassian.com/.

About Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Our reported results and financial targets include certain non-IFRS financial measures, including non-IFRS gross profit, non-IFRS operating income, non-IFRS net income, non-IFRS net income per diluted share, and free cash flow. Management believes that the use of these non-IFRS financial measures provides consistency and comparability with our past financial performance, facilitates period-to-period comparisons of our results of operations, and also facilitates comparisons with peer companies, many of which use similar non-IFRS or non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their IFRS or GAAP results. Non-IFRS results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only to aid in understanding our operating results. The non-IFRS results should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with IFRS, and may be different from non-IFRS or non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

Our non-IFRS financial measures reflect adjustments based on the items below:

Non-IFRS gross profit. Excludes expenses related to share-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangible assets.

Non-IFRS operating income. Excludes expenses related to share-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangible assets.

Non-IFRS net income and non-IFRS net income per diluted share. Excludes expenses related to share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, the related income tax effects on these items and changes in our assessment regarding the realizability of our deferred tax assets.

Free cash flow. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, which consists of purchases of property and equipment and acquired intangible assets.

We exclude expenses related to share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, the related income tax effects on these items and changes in our assessment regarding the realizability of our deferred tax assets from certain of our non-IFRS financial measures as we believe this helps investors understand our operational performance. In addition, share-based compensation expense can be difficult to predict and varies from period to period and company to company due to differing valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments, as well as changes in stock price. Management believes that providing non-IFRS financial measures that exclude share-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, the related income tax effects on these items and changes in our assessment regarding the realizability of our deferred tax assets allow for more meaningful comparisons between our operating results from period to period.

Management considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by our business that can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, making strategic acquisitions and strengthening our statement of financial position.

Management uses non-IFRS gross profit, non-IFRS operating income, non-IFRS net income, non-IFRS net income per diluted share and free cash flow:

  • As measures of operating performance, because these financial measures do not include the impact of items not directly resulting from our core operations; 
  • For planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; 
  • To allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; 
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies; and 
  • In communications with our board of directors concerning our financial performance.

The tables in this press release titled “Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Results” and “Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Financial Targets” provide reconciliations of non-IFRS financial measures to the most recent directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS.

We understand that although non-IFRS gross profit, non-IFRS operating income, non-IFRS net income, non-IFRS net income per diluted share and free cash flow are frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluation of companies, these measures have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results of operations as reported under IFRS.

 
Atlassian Corporation Plc
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(U.S. $ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues:       
Subscription$95,793  $56,326  $180,171  $106,257 
Maintenance80,362  65,060  156,677  126,801 
Perpetual license21,764  18,210  41,694  35,711 
Other14,707  9,313  27,902  16,927 
Total revenues212,626  148,909  406,444  285,696 
Cost of revenues (1) (2)43,164  26,899  83,254  49,461 
Gross profit169,462  122,010  323,190  236,235 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development (1)101,324  69,758  196,186  137,215 
Marketing and sales (1) (2)44,810  27,416  90,276  52,396 
General and administrative (1)38,584  27,475  74,309  54,391 
Total operating expenses184,718  124,649  360,771  244,002 
Operating loss(15,256) (2,639) (37,581) (7,767)
Other non-operating expense, net(493) (251) (1,158) (314)
Finance income1,568  1,441  2,823  2,763 
Finance costs(7) (38) (16) (45)
Loss before income tax benefit (expense)(14,188) (1,487) (35,932) (5,363)
Income tax benefit (expense)(51,042) (211) (43,292) 1,028 
Net loss$(65,230) $(1,698) $(79,224) $(4,335)
Net loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:       
Basic$(0.28) $(0.01) $(0.35) $(0.02)
Diluted$(0.28) $(0.01) $(0.35) $(0.02)
Weighted-average shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:       
Basic230,208  221,316  229,182  219,910 
Diluted230,208  221,316  229,182  219,910 
                
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(1)          Amounts include share-based payment expense, as follows:   
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Cost of revenues$3,180  $1,505  $6,172  $2,844 
Research and development27,020  16,159  52,991  33,158 
Marketing and sales6,136  3,089  12,345  6,604 
General and administrative9,015  7,053  17,968  15,723 
    
_____________________   
(2)          Amounts include amortization of acquired intangible assets, as follows:   
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Cost of revenues$5,294  $2,198  $10,587  $4,400 
Marketing and sales9,023  219  18,045  415 
            


Atlassian Corporation Plc
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(U.S. $ in thousands)
(unaudited)
    
 December 31, 2017 June 30, 2017
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$310,905  $244,420 
Short-term investments368,194  305,499 
Trade receivables35,273  26,807 
Current tax receivables12,832  12,445 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets22,204  23,317 
Total current assets749,408  612,488 
Non-current assets:   
Property and equipment, net37,792  41,173 
Deferred tax assets102,980  188,239 
Goodwill311,996  311,900 
Intangible assets, net92,255  120,789 
Other non-current assets12,094  9,269 
Total non-current assets557,117  671,370 
Total assets$1,306,525  $1,283,858 
Liabilities   
Current liabilities:   
Trade and other payables$79,768  $73,192 
Current tax liabilities1,178  2,207 
Provisions6,426  6,162 
Deferred revenue284,231  245,306 
Total current liabilities371,603  326,867 
Non-current liabilities:   
Deferred tax liabilities43,585  43,950 
Provisions3,952  3,333 
Deferred revenue17,468  10,691 
Other non-current liabilities6,493  4,969 
Total non-current liabilities71,498  62,943 
Total liabilities443,101  389,810 
Equity   
Share capital23,121  22,726 
Share premium453,016  450,959 
Other capital reserves483,936  437,346 
Other components of equity5,804  6,246 
Accumulated deficit(102,453) (23,229)
Total equity863,424  894,048 
Total liabilities and equity$1,306,525  $1,283,858 
        


Atlassian Corporation Plc
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(U.S. $ in thousands)
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Operating activities       
Loss before income tax benefit (expense)$(14,188) $(1,487) $(35,932) $(5,363)
Adjustments to reconcile loss before income tax benefit (expense) to net cash provided by operating activities:       
Depreciation and amortization20,990  11,253  41,570  19,295 
Gain on sale of investments and other assets(16) (65) (32) (407)
Net unrealized foreign currency gain(142) (115) (162) (208)
Share-based payment expense45,351  27,806  89,476  58,329 
Interest income(1,568) (1,441) (2,823) (2,763)
Changes in assets and liabilities:       
Trade receivables(4,668) (12,695) (8,387) (12,068)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(2,624) 2,416  1,143  (2,770)
Trade and other payables, provisions and other non-current liabilities5,105  5,135  6,258  (3,399)
Deferred revenue23,497  16,629  45,702  24,317 
Interest received1,361  1,381  2,791  3,677 
Income tax paid, net of refunds(770) (1,418) (2,027) (2,779)
Net cash provided by operating activities72,328  47,399  137,577  75,861 
Investing activities       
Business combinations, net of cash acquired      (18,295)
Purchases of property and equipment(4,550) (2,907) (7,114) (5,298)
Proceeds from sale of other assets      342 
Purchases of investments(124,787) (81,628) (227,128) (233,364)
Proceeds from maturities of investments31,119  22,250  81,887  57,100 
Proceeds from sales of investments32,674  86,706  82,058  198,588 
Increase in restricted cash(3,009) (3,369) (3,141) (3,369)
Payment of deferred consideration  (750)   (935)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities(68,553) 20,302  (73,438) (5,231)
Financing activities       
Proceeds from exercise of share options1,278  2,151  2,155  5,868 
Net cash provided by financing activities1,278  2,151  2,155  5,868 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(19) (435) 191  (45)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents5,034  69,417  66,485  76,453 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period305,871  266,745  244,420  259,709 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$310,905  $336,162  $310,905  $336,162 
                


Atlassian Corporation Plc
Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Results
(U.S. $ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Gross profit       
IFRS gross profit$169,462  $122,010  $323,190  $236,235 
Plus: Share-based payment expense3,180  1,505  6,172  2,844 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets5,294  2,198  10,587  4,400 
Non-IFRS gross profit$177,936  $125,713  $339,949  $243,479 
Operating income       
IFRS operating loss$(15,256) $(2,639) $(37,581) $(7,767)
Plus: Share-based payment expense45,351  27,806  89,476  58,329 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets14,317  2,417  28,632  4,815 
Non-IFRS operating income$44,412  $27,584  $80,527  $55,377 
Net income       
IFRS net loss$(65,230) $(1,698) $(79,224) $(4,335)
Plus: Share-based payment expense45,351  27,806  89,476  58,329 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets14,317  2,417  28,632  4,815 
Less: Income tax effects and adjustments (1)36,564  (6,861) 22,062  (14,425)
Non-IFRS net income$31,002  $21,664  $60,946  $44,384 
Net income per share       
IFRS net loss per share - basic$(0.28) $(0.01) $(0.35) $(0.02)
Plus: Share-based payment expense0.19  0.13  0.40  0.27 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets0.06  0.01  0.12  0.02 
Less: Income tax effects and adjustments0.16  (0.03) 0.10  (0.07)
Non-IFRS net income per share - basic$0.13  $0.10  $0.27  $0.20 
        
IFRS net loss per share - diluted$(0.28) $(0.01) $(0.35) $(0.02)
Plus: Share-based payment expense0.20  0.12  0.39  0.25 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets0.06  0.01  0.12  0.02 
Less: Income tax effects and adjustments0.15  (0.03) 0.09  (0.06)
Non-IFRS net income per share - diluted$0.13  $0.09  $0.25  $0.19 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding       
Weighted-average shares used in computing diluted IFRS net loss per share230,208  221,316  229,182  219,910 
Plus: Dilution from share options and RSUs (2)13,170  13,288  13,124  14,487 
Weighted-average shares used in computing diluted non-IFRS net income per share243,378  234,604  242,306  234,397 
Free cash flow       
IFRS net cash provided by operating activities$72,328  $47,399  $137,577  $75,861 
Less: Capital expenditures(4,550) (2,907) (7,114) (5,298)
Free cash flow$67,778  $44,492  $130,463  $70,563 
                

(1)  Amount includes a non-cash charge of $47.3 million to income tax expense during the three months ended December 31, 2017 as a result of the write-down of Atlassian’s deferred tax assets. The charge was driven by the reduction in the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% and Atlassian’s assessment of the realizability of its deferred tax assets.

(2)  The effects of these dilutive securities were not included in the IFRS calculation of diluted net loss per share for the three and six months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

 
Atlassian Corporation Plc
Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Results
(as a percentage of total revenues)
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Operating margin       
IFRS operating margin(7%) (2%) (9%) (3%)
Plus: Share-based payment expense21  19  22  20 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets7  2  7  2 
Non-IFRS operating margin21% 19% 20% 19%
            


Atlassian Corporation Plc
Reconciliation of IFRS to Non-IFRS Financial Targets
(U.S. $)
    
 Three Months Ending
March 31, 2018
 Fiscal Year Ending
June 30, 2018
Revenue$217 million to $219 million  $853 million to $857 million 
    
IFRS gross margin80% 80%
Plus: Share-based payment expense1  1 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets2  3 
Non-IFRS gross margin83% 84%
    
IFRS operating margin(5%) (8%)
Plus: Share-based payment expense15  20 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets7  7 
Non-IFRS operating margin17% 19%
    
IFRS net loss per share - diluted($0.08) ($0.48) to ($0.47)
Plus: Share-based payment expense0.14  0.72 
Plus: Amortization of acquired intangible assets0.06  0.24 
Less: Income tax effects and adjustments(0.04) (0.01)
Non-IFRS net income per share - diluted$0.08  $0.47 to $0.48 
    
Weighted-average shares used in computing diluted IFRS net loss per share231 million to 233 million  231 million to 233 million 
Dilution from share options and RSUs (1)13 million  11 million 
Weighted-average shares used in computing diluted non-IFRS net income per share244 million to 246 million  242 million to 244 million 
    
IFRS net cash provided by operating activities  $285 million to $300 million 
Less: Capital expenditures  (25 million) to (30 million) 
Free cash flow  $260 million to $270 million 
    

(1)  The effects of these dilutive securities are not included in our IFRS calculation of diluted net loss per share for the three months ending March 31, 2018 and fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 because the effect would be anti-dilutive.

 

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