Tableau Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

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Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

• Total revenues were $90.7 million, up 82% year over year.

• License revenues were $60.4 million, up 80% year over year.

• Diluted GAAP loss per share was $0.07; diluted non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.05.

"We continued our momentum in the second quarter with over 80% revenue growth," said Christian Chabot, CEO and President. "With the new Tableau 8.2 release, we brought Tableau to the Mac and enabled our customers to tell stories with data in a new way."

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 were $90.7 million, representing an 82% increase from the second quarter of 2013. License revenues were $60.4 million, representing an 80% increase from the second quarter of 2013.

GAAP operating loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $4.1 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $4.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2013.

Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation, was $7.0 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to a non-GAAP operating income of $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income was $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2014, or $0.05 per diluted common share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2013.

Recent Business Highlights

In addition to growing revenues, Tableau achieved other notable business milestones:

• Launched Tableau 8.2, bringing Tableau to the Mac and storytelling to everyone with a new Story Points feature.

• Recognized by Gartner as the fastest growing business intelligence software provider for 2013.

• Closed 157 sales orders greater than $100,000 and added over 2,200 new customer accounts in the second quarter of 2014.

• International revenues were up more than 100% over the prior year quarter.

• Held four regional Tableau Conferences in Sydney, The Hague, Munich and London, with over 1,000 customer and partner attendees in total.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

In conjunction with this announcement, Tableau will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) today to discuss Tableau’s second quarter of 2014 financial results and the outlook for the third quarter of 2014 and full year 2014. A live audio webcast and replay of the call, together with detailed financial information, will be available in the Investor Relations section of Tableau’s website at The live call can be accessed by dialing (855) 592-5013 (U.S.) or (678) 224-7834 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 72823698. A replay of the call can also be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 72823698.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains, and statements made during the above referenced conference call will contain, “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including regarding the company’s growth momentum and the company’s expectations regarding future revenues, expenses and net income or loss. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this press release and assumptions that are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include the following: risks associated with anticipated growth in Tableau’s addressable market; competitive factors, including changes in the competitive environment, pricing changes, sales cycle time and increased competition; Tableau’s ability to build and expand its direct sales efforts and reseller distribution channels; general economic and industry conditions, including expenditure trends for business intelligence and productivity tools; new product introductions and Tableau’s ability to develop and deliver innovative products; our ability to provide high-quality service and support offerings; risks associated with international operations; and macroeconomic conditions. These and other important risk factors are described more fully in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Tableau’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2014, and other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and could cause actual results to vary from expectations. All information provided in this release and in the conference call is as of the date hereof and Tableau undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tableau believes that the use of non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per diluted common share is helpful to its investors. These measures, which are referred to as non-GAAP financial measures, are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense attributable to cost of revenues from gross profit. Non-GAAP gross margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP gross profit by revenues. Non-GAAP operating income (loss) is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense from operating income (loss). Non-GAAP operating margin is the ratio calculated by dividing non-GAAP operating income (loss) by revenues. Non-GAAP net income (loss) is calculated by excluding stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, from net income (loss). Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per diluted common share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income (loss) by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of equity instruments that can impact a company’s non-cash expenses, Tableau believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude stock-based compensation expense allow for more meaningful comparisons between its operating results from period to period. All of these non-GAAP financial measures are important tools for financial and operational decision making and for evaluating Tableau’s own operating results over different periods of time.

Non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in Tableau’s industry, as other companies in the industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on our reported financial results. Further, stock-based compensation expense has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in Tableau’s business and an important part of the compensation provided to its employees. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors should review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate Tableau’s business.