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CrowdStrike Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

  • Achieves ending ARR of $1.19 billion driven by net new ARR of $144 million
  • Adds 1,524 net new subscription customers
  • Delivers record operating and free cash flow for the second consecutive quarter

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection, today announced financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2022, ended April 30, 2021.

CrowdStrike kicked off the new fiscal year with strong momentum and delivered outstanding first quarter results that exceeded our expectations. We saw strength in multiple areas of the business, added $144 million in net new ARR in the quarter and grew ending ARR 74% year-over-year to exceed $1.19 billion. The CrowdStrike name has become synonymous with best-in-class cybersecurity protection and a platform that just works. Customers of all sizes are increasingly choosing CrowdStrike as their security platform of record with 1,524 net new subscription customers added in the quarter and half of total subscription customers now adopting at least five cloud modules. We believe the robust demand environment driven by secular trends, such as digital and security transformation, cloud adoption and a heightened threat environment, provides a runway for long-term sustainable growth,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

Commenting on the company’s financial results, Burt Podbere, CrowdStrike’s chief financial officer, added, “In the first quarter, we continued to recognize strong operating leverage in our SaaS model and delivered record operating and free cash flow even as we increased investments in our global reach and cloud platform. We believe the investments we are making today will lead to sustained growth over the long-term and maintain our pole position as the trusted security partner of choice.”

First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue was $302.8 million, a 70% increase, compared to $178.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Subscription revenue was $281.2 million, a 73% increase, compared to $162.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) increased 74% year-over-year and grew to $1.19 billion as of April 30, 2021, of which $143.8 million was net new ARR added in the quarter, including $3.6 million from the acquisition of Humio.
  • Subscription Gross Margin: GAAP subscription gross margin was 77% in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP subscription gross margin was 79%, compared to 78% in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Income/Loss from Operations: GAAP loss from operations was $31.3 million, compared to $22.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP income from operations was $29.8 million, compared to $1.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Net Income/Loss Attributable to CrowdStrike: GAAP net loss attributable to CrowdStrike was $85.0 million, including $48.8 million in tax costs related to the intellectual property integration from the Humio acquisition. This compares to $19.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. GAAP net loss per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders was $0.38, compared to $0.09 in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP net income attributable to CrowdStrike was $23.3 million, compared to $4.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, diluted, was $0.10, compared to $0.02 in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Cash Flow: Net cash generated from operations was a record $147.5 million, compared to $98.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Free cash flow was a record $117.3 million, compared to $87.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents was $1.68 billion as of April 30, 2021.

Recent Highlights

  • Added 1,524 net new subscription customers in the quarter, including 119 from the acquisition of Humio, for a total of 11,420 subscription customers as of April 30, 2021, representing 82% growth year-over-year.
  • CrowdStrike’s subscription customers that have adopted four or more modules, five or more modules and six or more modules increased to 64%, 50%, and 27%, respectively, as of April 30, 2021.
  • Announced Falcon Fusion, a unified and extensible framework purpose-built on the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform to orchestrate and automate complex workflows improving security operation center efficiency.
  • Announced new features for CrowdStrike Falcon Horizon Cloud Security Posture Management including continuous threat detection, monitoring and correlation across cloud and on-premises environments.
  • Added new unique Zero Trust, macOS and threat hunting updates to the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.
  • Strengthened the alliance between CrowdStrike and EY and announced that CrowdStrike Falcon was selected as one of the EY preferred cybersecurity technology platforms, introducing new joint offerings and expanding into new geographies.
  • Announced new product integrations with Zscaler, including cross-platform workflow and data sharing to shorten response times and help combat the increasing volume and sophistication of attacks.
  • Announced new product integrations with Google Cloud, enabling more seamless sharing of telemetry and data between the two security platforms.
  • Achieved 100% detection coverage in all 20 steps of the MITRE ATT&CK evaluations and achieved 100% Protection Rate in the AV Comparatives Business Real-World Protection Test for the March-April 2021 period and the highest AAA rating in the Q1 Enterprise Endpoint Protection evaluation from independent testing organization SE Labs.
  • Awarded Best Cloud Computing Security Solution and Best Managed Security Service at the 2021 SC Awards. Additionally, Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services and chief security officer, was awarded the inaugural Security Executive of the Year award.

Financial Outlook

CrowdStrike is providing the following guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 (ending July 31, 2021) and increasing its guidance for fiscal year 2022 (ending January 31, 2022):

 

Q2 FY22

Guidance

 

Full Year FY22

Guidance

Total revenue

$318.3 – $324.4 million

 

$1,347.0 – $1,365.7 million

Non-GAAP income from operations

$26.3 – $30.7 million

 

$115.7- $129.6 million

Non-GAAP net income attributable to CrowdStrike

$17.7 – $22.1 million

 

$83.1 – $97.0 million

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, diluted

$0.07 – $0.09

 

$0.35 – $0.41

Weighted average shares used in computing non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, diluted

238 million

 

239 million

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially as a result of many factors. Refer to the Forward-Looking Statements safe harbor below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, amortization of debt issuance costs and discount, gain (loss) on strategic investments, acquisition-related expenses, and tax costs for intellectual property integration relating to the Humio acquisition. We have not provided the most directly comparable GAAP measures because certain items are out of our control or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, a reconciliation for non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income attributable to CrowdStrike, and non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders is not available without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call Information

CrowdStrike will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and outlook for its fiscal second quarter and year 2022 today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). A recorded webcast of the event will also be available for one year on the CrowdStrike Investor Relations website ir.crowdstrike.com.

Date:

 

June 3, 2021

Time:

 

2:00 p.m. Pacific time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern time

Dial-in number:

 

409-937-8967, conference ID: 3054026

Webcast:

 

ir.crowdstrike.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our future growth, and future financial and operating performance, including our financial outlook for the fiscal second quarter and fiscal year 2022. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: our limited operating history; risks associated with managing our rapid growth; our ability to identify and effectively implement the necessary changes to address execution challenges; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customers’ business; our limited experience with new product and subscription and support introductions and the risks associated with new products and subscription and support offerings, including the risk of defects, errors, or vulnerabilities; our ability to attract new and retain existing customers; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of new products and subscriptions as well as existing products and subscriptions and support; our ability to collaborate and integrate our products with offerings from other parties to deliver benefits to customers; rapidly evolving technological developments in the market for security products and subscription and support offerings; length of sales cycles; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions, including those related to COVID-19.

Further information on risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect our financial results are included in the filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) from time to time, including our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

You should not rely on these forward-looking statements, as actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

We believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial information provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. For further information regarding these non-GAAP measures, including the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please refer to the financial tables below, as well as the “Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this press release.

Channels for Disclosure of Information

We intend to announce material information to the public through the CrowdStrike Investor Relations website ir.crowdstrike.com, SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls, and public webcasts. We use these channels, as well as social media and our blog, to communicate with our investors, customers, and the public about our company, our offerings, and other issues. It is possible that the information we post on social media and our blog could be deemed to be material information. As such, we encourage investors, the media, and others to follow the channels listed above, including the social media channels listed on our investor relations website, and to review the information disclosed through such channels. Any updates to the list of disclosure channels through which we will announce information will be posted on the investor relations page on our website.

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About CrowdStrike Holdings

CrowdStrike provides cloud-delivered endpoint and cloud workload protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform protects customers against cyberattacks on endpoints on or off the network by offering visibility and protection across the enterprise.

Copyright © 2021 CrowdStrike, Inc. All rights reserved. CrowdStrike and CrowdStrike Falcon® are the registered trademarks of CrowdStrike, Inc. CrowdStrike owns other trademarks and service marks, and may use the brands of third parties to identify their products and services.

CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Revenue

 

 

 

Subscription

$

281,228

 

 

$

162,222

 

Professional services

21,615

 

 

15,856

 

Total revenue

302,843

 

 

178,078

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

Subscription (1)(2)

64,903

 

 

37,244

 

Professional services (1)

13,602

 

 

9,651

 

Total cost of revenue

78,505

 

 

46,895

 

Gross profit

224,338

 

 

131,183

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

Sales and marketing (1)(2)

135,131

 

 

88,138

 

Research and development (1)(2)

78,180

 

 

40,578

 

General and administrative (1)(3)

42,374

 

 

25,043

 

Total operating expenses

255,685

 

 

153,759

 

Loss from operations

(31,347

)

 

(22,576

)

Interest expense(4)

(6,230

)

 

(143

)

Other income, net(5)

4,768

 

 

4,533

 

Loss before provision for income taxes

(32,809

)

 

(18,186

)

Provision for income taxes

50,062

 

 

1,036

 

Net loss

(82,871

)

 

(19,222

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

2,178

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to CrowdStrike

$

(85,049

)

 

$

(19,222

)

Net loss per share attributable to CrowdStrike common shareholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.38

)

 

$

(0.09

)

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to CrowdStrike common shareholders, basic and diluted

224,153

 

 

213,129

 

_____________________________

 
 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Subscription cost of revenue

$

4,285

 

 

$

1,995

 

Professional services cost of revenue

2,028

 

 

971

 

Sales and marketing

17,414

 

 

8,687

 

Research and development

17,801

 

 

4,900

 

General and administrative

12,834

 

 

7,085

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

54,362

 

 

$

23,638

 

 

(2) Includes amortization of acquired intangible assets as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Subscription cost of revenue

$

1,995

 

 

$

62

 

Sales and marketing

422

 

 

31

 

Research and development

 

 

10

 

Total amortization of purchased intangibles

$

2,417

 

 

$

103

 

 

(3) Includes acquisition-related expenses as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

General and administrative

$

4,345

 

 

$

 

Total acquisition-related expenses

$

4,345

 

 

$

 

 

(4) Includes amortization of debt issuance costs and discount as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Interest expense

$

547

 

 

$

 

Total amortization of debt issuance costs and discount

$

547

 

 

$

 

 

(5) Includes gain from strategic investment as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Other income, net

$

4,356

 

 

$

 

Total gain from strategic investments

$

4,356

 

 

$

 

CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

April 30,

 

January 31,

 

2021

 

2021

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,684,997

 

 

$

1,918,608

 

Accounts receivable, net

211,233

 

 

239,199

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, current

85,388

 

 

80,850

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

56,385

 

 

53,617

 

Total current assets

2,038,003

 

 

2,292,274

 

Strategic investments

8,165

 

 

2,500

 

Property and equipment, net

191,310

 

 

167,014

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

36,683

 

 

36,484

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, noncurrent

125,392

 

 

117,906

 

Goodwill

374,581

 

 

83,566

 

Intangible assets, net

88,851

 

 

15,677

 

Other assets

18,186

 

 

17,112

 

Total assets

$

2,881,171

 

 

$

2,732,533

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

3,468

 

 

$

12,065

 

Accrued expenses

49,627

 

 

51,117

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

79,099

 

 

71,907

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

9,333

 

 

8,977

 

Deferred revenue

786,793

 

 

701,988

 

Other current liabilities

54,445

 

 

17,499

 

Total current liabilities

982,765

 

 

863,553

 

Long-term debt

738,400

 

 

738,029

 

Deferred revenue, noncurrent

235,198

 

 

209,907

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

31,458

 

 

31,986

 

Other liabilities, noncurrent

39,953

 

 

17,184

 

Total liabilities

2,027,774

 

 

1,860,659

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Common stock, Class A and Class B

113

 

 

112

 

Additional paid-in capital

1,662,199

 

 

1,598,259

 

Accumulated deficit

(815,165

)

 

(730,116

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

2,117

 

 

2,319

 

Total CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. stockholders’ equity

849,264

 

 

870,574

 

Non-controlling interest

4,133

 

 

1,300

 

Total stockholders’ equity

853,397

 

 

871,874

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

2,881,171

 

 

$

2,732,533

 

CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

Operating activities

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(82,871

)

 

$

(19,222

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

11,955

 

 

8,202

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

19

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

2,417

 

 

103

 

Amortization of deferred contract acquisition costs

24,376

 

 

13,451

 

Non-cash operating lease costs

2,180

 

 

2,283

 

Provision for bad debts

274

 

 

149

 

Stock-based compensation expense

54,362

 

 

23,638

 

Gain on sale of debt securities, net

 

 

(1,347

)

Accretion of marketable securities purchased at a discount

 

 

578

 

Non-cash interest expense

595

 

 

151

 

Change in fair value of strategic investments

(4,356

)

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

31,466

 

 

20,651

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs

(36,400

)

 

(22,563

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(769

)

 

5,332

 

Accounts payable

(10,562

)

 

4,736

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

29,229

 

 

(1,095

)

Accrued payroll and benefits

5,969

 

 

648

 

Operating lease liabilities

(2,555

)

 

(2,975

)

Deferred revenue

109,376

 

 

64,805

 

Other liabilities

12,828

 

 

1,052

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

147,533

 

 

98,577

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

(25,796

)

 

(9,694

)

Capitalized internal-use software and website development

(4,434

)

 

(1,882

)

Purchase of strategic investments

(1,309

)

 

 

Business acquisition, net of cash acquired

(353,407

)

 

 

Purchases of marketable securities

 

 

(84,904

)

Proceeds from sales of marketable securities

 

 

639,586

 

Maturities of marketable securities

 

 

91,605

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(384,946

)

 

634,711

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Payment of debt issuance costs related to revolving line of credit

(219

)

 

 

Payment of debt issuance costs related to Senior Notes

(1,581

)

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options

3,754

 

 

6,393

 

Capital contributions from non-controlling interest holders

655

 

 

500

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

2,609

 

 

6,893

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

1,193

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(233,611

)

 

740,193

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

1,918,608

 

 

264,798

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

1,684,997

 

 

$

1,004,991

 

CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures with Reconciliation to GAAP

(in thousands, except percentages)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

GAAP subscription revenue

$

281,228

 

 

$

162,222

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP subscription gross profit

$

216,325

 

 

$

124,978

 

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,285

 

 

1,995

 

Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets

1,995

 

 

62

 

Non-GAAP subscription gross profit

$

222,605

 

 

$

127,035

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP subscription gross margin

77

%

 

77

%

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP subscription gross margin

79

%

 

78

%

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

GAAP total revenue

$

302,843

 

 

$

178,078

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP loss from operations

$

(31,347

)

 

$

(22,576

)

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

54,362

 

 

23,638

 

Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets

2,417

 

 

103

 

Add: Acquisition-related expenses

4,345

 

 

 

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

29,777

 

 

$

1,165

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating margin

(10

)%

 

(13

)%

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP operating margin

10

%

 

1

%

CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures with Reconciliation to GAAP (Continued)

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2021

 

2020

GAAP net loss attributable to CrowdStrike

$

(85,049

)

 

$

(19,222

)

 

 

 

 

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

$

54,362

 

 

$

23,638

 

Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets

2,417

 

 

103

 

Add: Acquisition-related expenses

4,345

 

 

 

Add: Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount

547

 

 

 

Add: Provision for income taxes(1)

48,824

 

 

 

Less: Gain on strategic investments attributable to CrowdStrike

(2,178

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net income attributable to CrowdStrike

$

23,268

 

 

$

4,519

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing GAAP net loss per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, basic and diluted

224,153

 

 

213,129

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, basic

224,153

 

 

213,129

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, diluted

237,363

 

 

229,796

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net loss per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.38

)

 

$

(0.09

)

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, basic

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.02

 

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to CrowdStrike common stockholders, diluted

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.02

 

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact
CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc.

Maria Riley, Vice President of Investor Relations

investors@crowdstrike.com
669-721-0742

Press Contact
CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc.

Craig VerColen, Chief Communications Officer

press@crowdstrike.com
617-599-2180

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