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Zscaler (ZS)

Zscaler accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SASE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world's largest in-line cloud security platform.

ZS stock data

Calendar

15 Sep 22
28 Sep 22
31 Jul 23
Quarter (USD) Jul 22 Apr 22 Jan 22 Oct 21
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Annual (USD) Jul 22 Jul 21 Jul 20 Jul 19
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Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.01B 1.01B 1.01B 1.01B 1.01B 1.01B
Cash burn (monthly) (no burn) (no burn) 31.72M 31.97M (no burn) (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a n/a 60.92M 61.4M n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a n/a 952.29M 951.81M n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a n/a 30.0 29.8 n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
16 Sep 22 Chaudhry Jagtar Singh Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.9723 81,890 13.76M 281,107
16 Sep 22 Canessa Remo Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.9724 10,366 1.74M 293,093
16 Sep 22 Sinha Amit Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.9724 18,974 3.19M 319,023
16 Sep 22 Robert Schlossman Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.9723 8,045 1.35M 135,381
16 Sep 22 Rajic Dali Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 167.9723 32,239 5.42M 290,599
14 Sep 22 Chaudhry Jagtar Singh Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 159,252 0 362,997
14 Sep 22 Canessa Remo Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 41,071 0 303,459
14 Sep 22 Sinha Amit Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 71,873 0 337,997
14 Sep 22 Robert Schlossman Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 30,804 0 143,426
14 Sep 22 Rajic Dali Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 96,485 0 322,838
59.8% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 574 610 -5.9%
Opened positions 70 90 -22.2%
Closed positions 106 123 -13.8%
Increased positions 219 219
Reduced positions 200 210 -4.8%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 18.54B 21.84B -15.1%
Total shares 85.57M 83.63M +2.3%
Total puts 6.04M 7.15M -15.5%
Total calls 5.75M 5.21M +10.4%
Total put/call ratio 1.1 1.4 -23.4%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Ajay Mangal 21.57M $6.93B 0.0%
Vanguard 7.78M $1.16B +2.2%
BLK Blackrock 6.4M $956.83M -6.1%
Capital Research Global Investors 4.62M $690.8M +5.6%
First Trust Advisors 2.74M $410.21M +21.1%
Allianz Asset Management GmbH 2.68M $400.49M +0.2%
STT State Street 1.73M $259.09M -3.4%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.68M $251.19M -1.0%
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership 1.59M $238.29M +7.0%
GS Goldman Sachs 1.59M $237.52M +18.5%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
IVZ Invesco 301.32K -748.71K -71.3%
First Trust Advisors 2.74M +477.89K +21.1%
BLK Blackrock 6.4M -418.04K -6.1%
Scge Management 987K +399K +67.9%
Holocene Advisors 363.26K +363.26K NEW
Squarepoint Ops 344.16K +344.16K NEW
Ubs Global Asset Management Americas 355.33K -324.61K -47.7%
Whale Rock Capital Management 318.94K +318.94K NEW
Susquehanna International 311.6K +261.3K +519.5%
MS Morgan Stanley 634.51K +254.08K +66.8%

Financial report summary

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Risks
  • We have a history of losses and may not be able to achieve or sustain profitability in the future.
  • If organizations do not adopt our cloud platform, our ability to grow our business and operating results may be adversely affected.
  • If we are unable to attract new customers, our future results of operations could be harmed.
  • If our customers do not renew their subscriptions for our services and add additional users and services to their subscriptions, our future results of operations could be harmed.
  • We face intense and increasing competition and could lose market share to our competitors, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • If we fail to effectively manage our growth, we may be unable to execute our business plan, maintain high levels of service, adequately address competitive challenges or maintain our corporate culture, and our business, financial condition and results of operations would be harmed.
  • Our relatively limited operating history makes it difficult to evaluate our current business and prospects and may increase the risk that we will not be successful.
  • Our operating results may fluctuate significantly, which could make our future results difficult to predict and could cause our operating results to fall below expectations.
  • If the delivery of our services to our customers is interrupted or delayed for any reason, our business could suffer.
  • The actual or perceived failure of our cloud platform to block malware or prevent a security breach or incident could harm our reputation and adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • If our global network of data centers which deliver our services was damaged or otherwise failed to meet the requirements of our business, our ability to provide services to our customers and maintain the performance of our cloud platform could be negatively impacted, which could cause our business to suffer.
  • Our business and growth depend in part on the success of our relationships with our channel partners.
  • If we are not able to maintain and enhance our brand, our business and results of operations may be adversely affected.
  • If we do not effectively develop and expand our sales and marketing capabilities, we may be unable to add new customers or increase sales to our existing customers, and our business will be adversely affected.
  • Our sales cycles can be long and unpredictable, and our sales efforts require considerable time and expense.
  • If we fail to develop or introduce new enhancements to our cloud platform on a timely basis, our ability to attract and retain customers, remain competitive and grow our business could be impaired.
  • Because we recognize revenue from subscriptions for our services over the term of the subscription, downturns or upturns in new business may not be immediately reflected in our operating results and may be difficult to discern.
  • If our cloud platform or internal networks, systems or data are or are perceived to have been breached, our solution may be perceived as insecure, our reputation may be damaged and our financial results may be negatively impacted.
  • If our cloud platform does not interoperate with our customers’ network and security infrastructure or with third-party products, websites or services, our cloud platform may become less competitive and our results of operations may be harmed.
  • We provide service level commitments under our customer contracts. If we fail to meet these contractual commitments, we could be obligated to provide credits for future service and our business could suffer.
  • Our ability to maintain customer satisfaction depends in part on the quality of our customer support, including the quality of the support provided on our behalf by certain channel partners. Failure to maintain high-quality customer support could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • We rely on our key technical, sales and management personnel to grow our business, and the loss of one or more key employees or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel could harm our business.
  • We incorporate technology from third parties into our cloud platform, and our inability to obtain or maintain rights to the technology could harm our business.
  • Some of our technology incorporates "open source" software, and we license some of our software through open source projects, which could negatively affect our ability to sell our platform and subject us to possible litigation.
  • We rely on a limited number of suppliers for certain components of the equipment we use to operate our cloud platform, and any disruption in the availability of these components could delay our ability to expand or increase the capacity of our global data center network or replace defective equipment in our existing data centers.
  • Claims by others that we infringe their proprietary technology or other rights, or other lawsuits asserted against us, could result in significant costs and substantially harm our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.
  • The success of our business depends in part on our ability to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights.
  • Our business depends, in part, on sales to government organizations, and significant changes in the contracting or fiscal policies of such government organizations could have an adverse effect on our business and operating results.
  • Failure to comply with laws and regulations applicable to our business could subject us to fines and penalties and could also cause us to lose customers in the public sector or negatively impact our ability to contract with the public sector.
  • If we were not able to satisfy data protection, security, privacy and other government- and industry-specific requirements or regulations, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be harmed.
  • We are subject to governmental export and import controls that could impair our ability to compete in international markets and subject us to liability if we are not in full compliance with applicable laws.
  • Our international operations expose us to significant risks, and failure to manage those risks could materially and adversely impact our business.
  • Servicing our debt may require a significant amount of cash, and we may not have sufficient cash flow from our business or the ability to raise funds to pay our substantial debt.
  • Our failure to raise additional capital necessary to expand our operations and invest in new solutions could reduce our ability to compete and could harm our business.
  • Adverse economic conditions or reduced IT security spending may adversely impact our revenue and profitability.
  • We believe our long-term value as a company will be greater if we focus on growth, which may negatively impact our profitability in the near term.
  • Taxing authorities may successfully assert that we should have collected or in the future should collect sales and use, value added or similar taxes, and we could be subject to liability with respect to past or future sales, which could adversely affect our operating results.
  • Our corporate structure and intercompany arrangements are subject to the tax laws of various jurisdictions, and we could be obligated to pay additional taxes, which would harm our results of operations.
  • Our ability to use our net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes may be limited.
  • Future acquisitions, strategic investments, partnerships or alliances could be difficult to identify and integrate, divert the attention of key management personnel, disrupt our business, dilute stockholder value and adversely affect our operating results, financial condition and prospects.
  • The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the resulting global economic disruptions, remains uncertain at this time, and it may have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows.
  • The concentration of our stock ownership with insiders will likely limit your ability to influence corporate matters, including the ability to influence the outcome of director elections and other matters requiring stockholder approval.
  • Certain provisions in our charter documents and under Delaware law could make an acquisition of our company more difficult, limit attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove members of our board of directors or current management and may adversely affect the market price of our common stock.
  • The market price of our common stock may be volatile, and you could lose all or part of your investment.
  • Sales of substantial amounts of our common stock in the public markets, or the perception that they might occur, could reduce the price that our common stock might otherwise attain and may dilute your voting power and your ownership interest in us.
  • We do not intend to pay dividends in the foreseeable future. As a result, your ability to achieve a return on your investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our common stock.
  • If industry or financial analysts issue inaccurate or unfavorable research regarding our common stock, our stock price and trading volume could decline.
  • Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and the federal district courts of the United States are the exclusive forums for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders, which could limit our stockholders’ ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers or employees.
  • The conditional conversion feature of the Notes, when triggered, may adversely affect our financial condition and operating results.
  • The accounting method for convertible debt securities that may be settled in cash, such as the Notes, could have a material effect on our reported financial results.
  • The capped call transactions may affect the value of our common stock.
  • We are subject to counterparty risk with respect to the capped call transactions.
  • Our business is subject to the risks of earthquakes, fire, floods and other natural catastrophic events, and to interruption by man-made problems such as power disruptions, computer viruses, acts of war, international conflicts, terrorism, and security breaches or incidents.
  • We rely on third parties for certain essential financial and operational services, and a failure or disruption in these services could materially and adversely affect our ability to manage our business effectively.
  • We may become involved in litigation that may materially adversely affect us.
  • We are subject to anti-corruption, anti-bribery and similar laws, and noncompliance with such laws can subject us to criminal penalties or significant fines and harm our business and reputation.
  • If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal controls, our ability to produce timely and accurate financial statements or comply with applicable regulations could be impaired.
  • If our estimates or judgments relating to our critical accounting policies prove to be incorrect or financial reporting standards or interpretations change, our results of operations could be adversely affected.
Management Discussion
  • Revenue increased by $417.8 million, or 62%, in fiscal 2022, compared to fiscal 2021. The increase in revenue was driven by an increase in users and sales of additional subscriptions to existing customers, which contributed $337.6 million in additional revenue. The remainder of the increase was attributable to the addition of new customers, as we increased our customer base by 20% from July 31, 2021 to July 31, 2022.
  • Cost of revenue increased by $92.0 million, or 61%, in fiscal 2022, compared to fiscal 2021. The overall increase in cost of revenue was driven primarily by the expanded use of our cloud platform by existing and new customers, which led to an increase of $42.4 million for data center and equipment related costs for hosting and operating our cloud platform. Additionally, our employee-related expenses increased by $41.6 million, inclusive of an increase of $9.8 million in stock-based compensation expense, driven primarily by a 70% increase in headcount in our customer support and cloud operations organizations from July 31, 2021 to July 31, 2022. The remainder of the increase was primarily attributable to increased expenses of $2.5 million for professional services and $2.0 million for facility and IT services.
  • Gross margin remained flat at 78% for fiscal 2022 compared to fiscal 2021 as our cost of providing our services were proportionately offset by growth in our revenue.

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Patents

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Data loss prevention expression building for a DLP engine
27 Sep 22
Systems and methods include obtaining an expression for a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) engine, wherein the expression includes one or more DLP dictionaries that evaluate to a score for comparison with a corresponding threshold and one or more logical operators used to combine an evaluation of the one or more DLP dictionaries; storing the expression in a database associated with a DLP service; monitoring traffic from one or more users; evaluating the traffic using the DLP engine and the expression; and determining a DLP trigger based on a result of the expression that is a logical TRUE.
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Identity-based enforcement of network communication in serverless workloads
15 Sep 22
Systems and methods include implementing dynamic runtime code manipulation to modify application code associated with calls related to networking, with the calls implemented by application software executed as a serverless workload; intercepting the calls from the application software based on the modified application code; determining whether to permit the calls based on a set of policies; responsive to permitting a call, making the call to an operating system interface on behalf of the application software; and, responsive to not permitting the call, providing a failure notification to the application software.
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Distributed cloud-based security systems and methods
15 Sep 22
A distributed security system includes a plurality of content processing nodes that are located external to a network edge of an enterprise and located external from one of a computer device and a mobile device associated with a user, and a content processing node is configured to monitor a content item that is sent from or requested by the external system; classify the content item via a plurality of data inspection engines that utilize policy data and threat data; and one of distribute the content item, preclude distribution of the content item, allow distribution of the content item after a cleaning process, or perform threat detection on the content item, based on classification by the plurality of data inspection engines; and an authority node communicatively coupled to the plurality of content processing nodes and configured to provide the policy data and the threat data for threat classification.
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Detecting web probes versus regular traffic through a proxy including encrypted traffic
8 Sep 22
Techniques for using web probes for monitoring user experience including use of caching to prevent a surge of web probes on destination servers and for detecting web probe traffic through a proxy including where the traffic is encrypted.
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Cloud-based 5G security network architectures with workload isolation
8 Sep 22
Cloud-based 5G security, implemented in a Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) system, includes steps of receiving a request for compute resources from User Equipment (UE); validating a user of the UE for the compute resources; responsive to the user being authorized, creating a connection between the UE and a destination of the compute resources; responsive to the user being unauthorized, rendering the compute resources as hidden from the UE.