Tableau Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results


Strong demand drives record customer growth and product adoption

Publish Date: 2015/07/29

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

  • Total revenue grew to $149.9 million, up 65% year over year.
  • License revenue grew to $96.7 million, up 60% year over year.
  • International revenue grew to $36.7 million, up 83% year over year.
  • Added more than 3,000 new customer accounts.
  • Closed 233 transactions greater than $100,000.
  • Diluted GAAP loss per share was $0.27; diluted non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.07.

"Tableau executed another strong quarter as we continue to acquire new customers, expand relationships with existing customers, grow internationally and rapidly innovate," said Christian Chabot, Chief Executive Officer of Tableau Software. "We are seeing a strong demand for Tableau's products resulting in record customer growth and product adoption. During the quarter we added more than 3,000 new customer accounts, bringing the total to more than 32,000 worldwide."

"Our investments in innovation are driving product adoption. During the quarter, we released Tableau 9.0 containing big advances in analytics. And in early July, we released the beta for Tableau 9.1 which will bring a new and improved mobile experience, more data connectors, new enterprise security and authentication options, and additional analytical functions to customers,” continued Chabot.

Financial Highlights
Total revenue increased 65% to $149.9 million, up from $90.7 million in the second quarter of 2014. License revenue increased 60% to $96.7 million, up from $60.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. International revenue grew to $36.7 million, up 83%, from $20.1 million in the second quarter of 2014.

GAAP operating loss for the second quarter of 2015 was $18.0 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2014. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2015 was $19.0 million, or $0.27 per diluted common share, compared to GAAP net loss of $4.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, was $10.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $7.0 million for the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and related income tax adjustments, was $5.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, or $0.07 per diluted common share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share for the second quarter of 2014.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Released Tableau 9.0, bringing advances in analytics including visual analytics, performance, scalability, data preparation, and enterprise capabilities.
  • Launched a new version of Tableau Online, bringing improved performance, smarter analytics, and expanded data access to organizations moving to the cloud; Enabled single sign on support using the SAML 2.0 standard.
  • Rolled out the Tableau 9.1 beta that includes a new mobile experience, more data connectors, new enterprise security and additional analytical functions.
  • Announced new data connections with Google Cloud SQL, Spark on Azure HDInsight, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and Azure SQL Database.
  • Announced plans to open a new data center in the EU by the end of the year to support growing international customer base.
  • Held three sold-out regional customer conferences in Singapore, Berlin and London.
  • Launched new Tableau Public features, including expanded support for larger public data sets, an increased storage limit, and added security; Announced Premium version now free to all Tableau Public users.
  • Appointed Billy Bosworth to Tableau's board of directors.
  • Announced expansion plans in Seattle and the signing of a new lease that will provide space for more than 1,300 employees in the second half of 2016.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
In conjunction with this announcement, Tableau will host a conference call at 5:00am PT (8:00am ET) today to discuss Tableau's second quarter 2015 financial results. 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 http://investors.tableau.com. The live call can be accessed by dialing (877) 201-0168 (U.S.) or (647) 788-4901 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 80909187. 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: 80909187.

About Tableau
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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 business momentum and customer growth, product adoption, the Company's research and development efforts and future product releases, 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; Tableau's 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 8, 2015, 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 net income (loss) per basic and 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 and related income tax adjustments from net income (loss). Non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic and diluted common share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income (loss) by the basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding. Non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding includes the effect of dilutive shares in periods of non-GAAP net income. 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 Tableau's 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. International revenues as described above represent revenues outside the United States and Canada.

Full financial tables can be found at http://investors.tableau.com.