Aerohive Networks™ Reports Q2 2018 Results, With Record Non-GAAP Profitability

August 1, 2018

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Aerohive Networks™ (NYSE:HIVE), a Cloud Networking Leader, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“We’re pleased with our performance in the second quarter, as we continue to improve our execution and strengthen our financial foundation. We grew our Enterprise business by double digits, which has further lowered our dependence on the U.S. K-12 market,” stated David Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to continue the momentum created by our recent new product introductions and are pleased with the strong interest in A3, our first standalone security product.”

Financial Summary

Total revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $40.5 million, compared with $42.2 million for the second quarter of 2017. Subscription and support revenue was $11.2 million, or 28% of total revenue, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared with $10.1 million, or 24% of total revenue, for the second quarter of 2017.

On a GAAP basis, net loss was $2.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared with a net loss of $3.8 million for the second quarter of 2017. GAAP gross margin was 66.0% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared with 67.7% for the second quarter of 2017.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $0.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared with a net income of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP gross margin was 66.7% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared with 68.5% for the second quarter of 2017.

New Accounting Standard

The Company adopted ASC 606, the new accounting standard related to revenue recognition, effective January 1, 2018. The Company has adjusted prior-period information to reflect the adoption of this new standard.

Conference Call Information

Aerohive Networks will host a conference call and webcast for analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2018 results and outlook for its third quarter of fiscal year 2018 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time today, August 1, 2018. The call may be accessed by dialing 323-794-2093 and providing the passcode 5791281. A live and archived audio webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at http://ir.aerohive.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Aerohive Networks’ financial expectations and operating performance and expectations for continued momentum, including statements regarding the progress we are making to address challenges in our business, including sales execution issues, our ability to deliver innovative solutions as a full-stack cloud networking company, and our ability to strengthen our financial position. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult or impossible to predict. The actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of these uncertainties, risk and changes in circumstances, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: our ability to continue to attract, integrate, retain and train skilled personnel, especially skilled R&D and sales personnel, in general and in specific regions, our ability to develop and expand our revenue opportunities and sales capacity and improve the effectiveness of our channel, our ability to resolve challenges related to sales execution and improve our operating and sales execution, general demand for wireless networking in the industry verticals we target or demand for Aerohive® products in particular, our ability to benefit from our participation in the E-Rate program, unpredictable and changing market conditions, risks associated with the deployment, performance and adoption of our new products and services, risks associated with our growth, competitive pressures from existing and new companies, including pricing pressures, changes in the mix and selling prices of Aerohive products, technological change, product development delays, reliance on third parties to manufacture, warehouse and timely deliver Aerohive products, our inability to protect Aerohive intellectual property or to predict or limit exposure to third-party claims relating to its or Aerohive’s intellectual property, Aerohive’s limited operating history, particularly as a public company, uses of Aerohive’s capital and general market, political, regulatory, economic and business conditions in the United States and internationally.

Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Aerohive’s financial and operating results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in the Company’s recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Aerohive’s SEC filings are available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://ir.aerohive.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Aerohive Networks disclaims 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, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Aerohive’s results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2018 reported in this press release and the related earnings conference call include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including:

non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin; non-GAAP product gross profit and non-GAAP product gross margin; non-GAAP subscription and support gross profit and non-GAAP subscription and support gross margin; non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP operating margin; non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share; non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP functional expenses; and non-GAAP operating expense percentage and non-GAAP functional expense percentage.

The Company defines non-GAAP financial measures to exclude share-based compensation, adjustments to internal-use software amortization, and certain charges related to litigation and restructuring.

The Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release because the Company believes they are key measures which can be used to evaluate the business, measure performance, identify trends affecting the business, formulate financial projections and make strategic decisions. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating these non-GAAP financial measures can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s core business.

Although investors frequently use non-GAAP financial measures in their evaluations of companies, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

the non-GAAP measures do not consider the expense related to stock-based compensation, which is an ongoing expense for the Company; although amortization of internal-use software is a non-cash charge, the assets being amortized often will have to be replaced in the future, and non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP income (loss) per share do not reflect any cash requirement for such replacements; excluding certain expenses associated with litigation in the quarter or fiscal year does not reflect the impact on our ongoing operations over this period of the cash requirement to defend such or other litigation; excluding restructuring charges in the quarter or fiscal year does not reflect the cash requirement relating to the costs associated with restructuring and primarily relates to employee termination costs and benefits; and other companies, including companies in our industry, may not exclude these as non-GAAP financial measures or may include them but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these and other limitations, you should consider non-GAAP financial measures only together with other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net loss and other GAAP results.

We have provided a description of these non-GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of the Company’s historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures in the financial statement tables included in this press release, and we encourage investors to review the reconciliation.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP guidance measures is not available on a forward-looking basis due to the high variability and low visibility with respect to the charges that we exclude from these non-GAAP measures.

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. For more information, please visit  www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter  @Aerohive, subscribe to our  blog, or become a fan on our  Facebook page.

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