- First Quarter Revenue of $3.74 Billion, up 24% Year-Over-Year, 26% in Constant Currency
- Current Remaining Performance Obligation of Approximately $11.8 Billion, up 23% Year-Over-Year, 24% in Constant Currency
- Remaining Performance Obligation of Approximately $24.9 Billion, up 22% Year-Over-Year
- First Quarter Operating Cash Flow of $1.97 Billion, up 34% Year-Over-Year
- Initiates Second Quarter Revenue Guidance of $3.94 Billion to $3.95 Billion
- Raises FY20 GAAP Earnings Per Share Guidance to $0.78 to $0.80
- Raises FY20 Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Guidance to $2.88 to $2.90
- SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Jun. 4, 2019 – Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 30, 2019.
“I am thrilled with our results this quarter, and I am especially excited to have delivered record revenue in Q1 and operating cash flow of almost $2 billion, up 34% year-over-year,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and co-CEO, Salesforce. “We have a massive opportunity in front of us and are well-positioned for long-term growth as the world’s #1 CRM.”
“Our strong revenue growth in the quarter reflects the strength of our business and the tremendous demand we’re seeing from customers worldwide,” said Keith Block, co-CEO, Salesforce. “Companies of every size and industry are undergoing a digital transformation to better serve their customers and they are choosing Salesforce as their partner.”
Salesforce delivered the following results for its fiscal first quarter:
Revenue: Total first quarter revenue was $3.74 billion, an increase of 24% year-over-year, and 26% in constant currency. Subscription and support revenues were $3.50 billion, an increase of 24% year-over-year. Professional services and other revenues were $241 million, an increase of 23% year-over-year.
Earnings per Share: First quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.49, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.93. Mark-to-market accounting of the company’s strategic investments, required by ASU 2016-01, benefited GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.27 based on the US tax rate of 25% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.27 based on our non-GAAP tax rate of 22.5%.
Cash: Cash generated from operations for the first quarter was $1.97 billion, an increase of 34% year-over-year. Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities ended the first quarter at $6.38 billion.
Remaining Performance Obligation: Remaining performance obligation ended the first quarter at approximately $24.9 billion, an increase of 22% year-over-year. This includes approximately $500 million related to the remaining performance obligation from MuleSoft. Current remaining performance obligation ended the first quarter at approximately $11.8 billion, an increase of 23% year-over-year, 24% in constant currency.
As of June 4, 2019, the company is initiating revenue, earnings per share and current remaining performance obligation growth guidance for its second quarter of fiscal year 2020. For the full fiscal year 2020, the company is maintaining its revenue and operating cash flow guidance, and raising its non-GAAP earnings per share guidance, previously provided April 15, 2019. The company is also raising its GAAP earnings per share guidance previously provided on March 4, 2019. The guidance below assumes no change to the value of our strategic investment portfolio resulting from ASU 2016-01 as it is not possible to forecast future gains and losses. While historically our investment portfolio has had a positive impact on our financial results, that may not be true for future periods, particularly in periods of significant market fluctuations that affect the publicly traded companies within our strategic investment portfolio. The impact of future gains or losses from our strategic portfolio could be material. In addition, the guidance below is based on estimated GAAP tax rates that reflect the company’s currently available information, and excludes forecasted discrete tax items such as excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation. The GAAP tax rates may fluctuate due to future acquisitions or other transactions.The following is a per share reconciliation of GAAP diluted earnings per share to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance for the next quarter and the full year:
* The Company’s GAAP (loss) earnings per share range includes the impact of the one-time non-cash accounting charge of approximately $200 million resulting from the termination of its reseller agreement with Salesforce.org as previously discussed on April 15, 2019. The Company’s GAAP tax provision is expected to be approximately (58%) for the three months ended July 31, 2019 and approximately 37% for the year ended January 31, 2020. The GAAP tax rates may fluctuate due to discrete tax items, future acquisitions or other transactions. The Company’s projected GAAP basic and diluted (loss) earnings per share assumes no change to the value of our strategic investment portfolio resulting from ASU 2016-01 as it is not possible to forecast future gains and losses.
Salesforce Announces Record First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results
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