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Suzanne DuLong Vice President of Investor Relations
François Locoh-Donou President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank Pelzer Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chad Whalen Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Kara Sprague Executive Vice President and General Manager, Application Services
Sami Badri Credit Suisse
James Fish Piper Jaffray
Ashwin Kesireddy Goldman Sachs
Tim Long Barclays
Paul Silverstein Cowen
Alex Kurtz KeyBanc Capital
Victor Chiu Raymond James
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Operator

Good afternoon, and welcome to the F5 Networks Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Also today’s conference is being recorded. If anyone has any objection, please disconnect at this time.

call Ms. the turn now over to I’ll Suzanne DuLong. you begin. may Suzanne,

Suzanne DuLong

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will call that, over the turn With I to François.

François Locoh-Donou

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Frank Pelzer

afternoon, and Thank everyone. you, François, good

then to year was NGINX. we our full quarter into strong quarter fourth delivered and our François integrated our speak As another to results. of fiscal fully contribution is first quarter noted, growth. QX NGINX’s with revenue I’ll results. first our

year-over-year million of the million. Fourth our quarter for Non-GAAP per up end above $XXX top also net share. income guided the the was quarter range top our to approximately and of $XXX.X income $XXX.X guidance end of $X.XX share million of per was above $XXX million million range. or net GAAP $XX.X revenue X% $X.XX was or

total revenue. year-over-year $XXX up approximately of accounted revenue million of product X% for QX XX% was and

software for year-over-year François quarter. mentioned, As second grew consecutive XX% the

in of ago year the approximately XX% and XX% QX, XX% revenue in QX approximately represented Software in product quarter. up from from

year-over-year. The uptake annual strong ELAs as and on substantially and software contribution solutions quarter-over-quarter ELAs our up experience up to continue sold subscriptions. was We from

of investors which with the source was take implementation of a discussion last of elaborate a some XXX, on moment quarter. will I to impact the

software hardly punchline you that in Let though, our of adoption QX. year-over-year growth me revenue impacted give the which is the XXX

growth, under QX, they of results have the modified had why. XXX software is impact would XXX explain not XXX Under me came XXX. models measuring Let The because we nearly been by XXXX from impacted a perpetual our QX. comparison our In consumption or XXX to XXX. licenses not approach implementation to for to XXXX of other to to all similar XXX, ASC retrospective we the our meaningful revenue compare required are what a QX estimate

compared XXX the and would consumption de to in existing an revenue rate minimis been software said QX is effect, FYXXXX of net quarter have not the have In FYXXXX means new and models being than new acceleration been by to software XX%, rate of would an impact using software the revenue subscription ago revenue. slightly which $XXX,XXX, growth growth XXX year approximately been differently, our run and driven offerings had our more

down Moving represented continue on, approximately based as was of of accelerate revenue revenue. Services XX% XX% X% systems revenue solutions. transition product and $XXX approximately grew and their revenue total software customers of $XXX up to year-over-year, made year-over-year XX% million million of to

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bookings XX% for Looking enterprise customers of accounted and providers bookings at service our product represented by vertical, XX%.

product government than U.S. Micro, XX% had distributors: was accounted Our XX% very QX, XX% Federal. including Ingram representing each Data, of which which for for Carahsoft accounted XX%. In Tech revenue strong of we bookings, business total and of XX% from and greater three

operating commissions operating results. XX.X%. XX.X%. the million. GAAP software QX of gross Let’s our Non-GAAP XXXX in a expenses $XXX sales expectations operating were now million. GAAP was margin to sales. were FY gross were expenses discuss Non-GAAP higher Non-GAAP expenses margin than as higher related $XXX result our was QX operating

Our GAAP operating was our was non-GAAP in XX.X% and margin QX XX.X%. margin operating

was XX.X%. for rate tax effective GAAP quarter Our the

was Our non-GAAP XX%. tax rate effective

to cash the building over prior sequentially for end. increase from capital to completed relates $XXX revenue down year totaled Seattle $X.X new than billion we quarter half $X.X XX% slightly Cash the year. our in XXX. $XX approximately increased final flow QX of the Deferred last Turning DSO of million at as generated Downtown and up less In operations, days facility. to XX were quarter million, phases investments out the the year-over-year we billion and balance quarter from adoption was the sheet. expenditures

QX We growth QX employees, of approximately any research repurchase did our ended employees investment common with areas we not In XXX reflecting and continued from stock. including approximately development. and our sales the in quarter X,XXX up

We future for strategic growth. continue view asset a to our cash as

with shares our cash augmenting we generation primary is So purposes, for window. strong trading and any our opt focus balance sheet repurchase open chest war a to strategic building may during

fiscal year briefly Let’s results. discuss our

year Within full Product the For XX%, grew of and X%. X% grew the $XXX $XXX.X X% while total for revenue. revenue. total systems revenue billion billion. software $X.XX XX% accounted prior to approximately revenue for million of $X.XX or net grew per share. FYXXXX Non-GAAP income per total during $XXX.X the and Services from $X.X represented net declined X% grew $XX.XX revenue was XX% million or product of income revenue of share. million year GAAP revenue was year

from For as million million. NGINX $XXX down million expenditures FYXXXX FYXXXX $XX were result operations flow a $XXX the of cash from totaled largely acquisition. Capital

our fiscal operating Now Unless comments let my note XXXX. that please stated, me of share otherwise QX for non-GAAP metrics. guidance guidance reference

software-driven and applications application in in multi-cloud be growth our We progress by We will confident our and transitioning continue market of expect to make our business the driven model. growth services. the our demand position to increasing strong for a

to software mind, the XXXX we range continued million. million revenue strong and are We in subscription our in add this demand also targeting $XXX of $XXX ELA for With QX expect solutions offerings.

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million In per $X.XX earnings target and $X.X share-based $X.XX share. expect approximately intangible is QX the of purchased to Our compensation assets. amortization in of expense quarter, $XX million we

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the digit revenue of to the growth the in of for for and we to XX% mid software-based solutions. X of we of applications On transition operating the their single the year. FYXXXX tracking second anticipate are total trend gross continuation anticipate we Horizon customers FYXXXX First, with half margins approximately metrics, saw outlook our a accelerating

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range of million range We expect in $XX million. of expenditures million capital the stock-based to and compensation FYXXXX million the in $XXX $XX $XXX to

to outlook we for expect Details and date. will as follow next get Investor scheduled Day, the X, our our update have which Analyst at we New to York. Horizon closer We in X March XXXX

that, With I call François? over to François. will back turn the

François Locoh-Donou

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the entire great In to driving closing, thanks team and my year. FX quarter a for

a determination bring journey. transformation believe to our joining of returns we and our flexibility behind and business us our customers, on is customers Your also significant our My that our shareholders to grit, partners, for and our will long-term thanks shareholders.

operator, open to Q&A. that, will call we With the now

Operator

[Operator Instructions] with from And at is Credit our first Badri question Suisse. Sami

Your is open. line

Sami Badri

you. thank Hi,

commented of dynamics software you So on the expect to the in XXXX. and strength

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François Locoh-Donou

Thanks Hi, for the question. Sami.

the software saw a of half very acceleration So what also the in of business. our second business you decline and XXXX in is acceleration in systems significant the a

to than what we going past. what be be we driven and to the have have plan of a than to that year is thought that, also of continue faster by is relative to would are – generally growth combination ago. expected think would We on that things. software so in decline we is dynamic I the our the and XXXX, transition, going thought That’s the think going what we a higher in ahead systems

their customers in to consume customers, On the ability one software. hand, services seeing have application matured we’re and that

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Sami Badri

accelerating then guess Got to is, it. you the question of your or software and And across these the systems decline were second you these color SPs the Which government. that. software and could enterprise, buckets and is categorize which for adoption say accelerating the movements one had buckets strength systems one is if growth Thank I customer I across the types versus growth? you of on Right. actually the in

idea customers are Just so we which driving an can on get these changes?

François Locoh-Donou

I trend Sami, think to – all have I But all degree. a them three both have three I’ll think separately. take

in the enterprise, in operationalize, So of software trend that transition that I for the think given the reasons I than we consumption ability maturity, the other them. freedom the two and to only have mentioned. segments around is also virtualization started that And earlier operational accelerating mentioned technologies the towards enterprise you that

In next-gen the with our providers for we with we’re XG implement of I seeing combination spoken Telco, in the NFV won only which our XXX% adopt – infrastructure in architectures. customers a we are a service of segment, mentioned a software part, about couple of it’s the virtual. that’s XG I ready is customers script, we in Rakuten, or in now number who Telco building more one essentially them provider say getting the architectures, these service would quarters seeing last for virtualization are customers years, In technologies. start but that have to of really

I of is a the but to spectrum And one seeing the segments. a at end slower so other would direction. two government, pace say there, in in move relative at And the the then also number transition we’re think of I happening what carriers that

Sami Badri

the pile Thank And regarding my for then cash chest. is it. last you war Got and question you.

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François Locoh-Donou

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to We enhance horizontal own to that of is have acquisition the presence an essentially our NGINX. broadened provide services for and significantly our best in customer that experience And of application. this the chain with code strategy customer application users the chain

regardless And we for a agnostic, of anywhere, app of infrastructure. – We and than siloed infrastructure look where so there when to enable single any are be it’s perhaps others of pursuing a built different are deployed. and approach of how tied it’s services to want regardless application kind who that’s at of those vertical where XXX% more

at to we’re from looking that strategy chain our in code to in inorganically customer. broaden that portfolio so horizontal And or organically anywhere opportunities context of the

important only of is an of but one. course the component So it’s that, security not

Sami Badri

Thank it. you. Got

Operator

James Your from question with Fish next Piper is Jaffray. a

Your line is open.

James Fish

for a guys, and great for here quarter The the on Frank congrats you. thanks more questions.

how up us large sequentially, called of got it’s as it how material year-over-year. sense being appliances? few now just FX a ELAs any sense businesses quarters. give a the as as virtual as you more to last ELA can booked becoming You And over seems percentage like the within versus Or ELAs out much big

Frank Pelzer

effects don’t thank ELA, Sure. also in ASPs and quarter. it sequential well. And James, was seeing the quarters over did congratulations, the were say up great for broader quantify up we’re the we was of of We much and deal terms our I for a thought that a as so base, up dollars also we count and you four

customer And we so way spend happy unlocking the trending very pipeline robust the that they the within really quantify for I the ELAs that we’re going surface say see been of really really, ELAs, amount we to us. Unfortunately, I’m it not only are on and our are scratched base. the will that a because has see, opportunity going but with set trend we forward, positive

James Fish

it. Thanks. the load around it around much guys service. like it sort of of really coming sense But for FX had hear timing a kind global how about NGINX and the Controller Got actually you then year-end, are too also And those of talked the didn’t sounds XXXX? at pushed as it got a WAF-as-a-service month. balancer Any and you guys thinking it about

François Locoh-Donou

take controller not NGINX was combined I’ll – that controller pushed one. out James, Hey month. the the with No, a

be to last said on we track able when that. deliver we we’re January think spoke I well to and on

enterprise, number it because the large it, inside the of in NGINX enhances about the excited market enterprises. pretty for the personas We’re of addressable

Cloud is to it which related I other offering. Services, FX think relates SaaS question the to As our

then earlier our of a year. service, next offering end should And we as And offering. DNS just our as calendar And a few released on ago. Web months in is roadmap the that. strong this the that server load and we’re WAF-as-a-service before Firewall have seeing We service happen Application released our interest global balancing month a

James Fish

guys. again Congrats thanks. it, Got

Operator

Sachs. from with next Your Goldman Hall Rod is question

Your line is open.

Ashwin Kesireddy

thank can U.S. and the color could rates federal of changes comment question XXXX? seeing the my And post to acquisition Hi, win in is on can in great. for was Ashwin on completion question. related or taking the you’re be give to wondering dynamics, company us thinking vertical on you landscape, acquisition you comment fiscal any sustainability you on another if anything Networks you competitive of This the in behalf any are VMware-Avi will that you the about of just Rod. I strength how

François Locoh-Donou

of Then the part the question? part… was Just the the the – part second Ashwin, The can of front government. second you around repeat on federal first

Ashwin Kesireddy

landscape on be really Networks. competitive VMware-Avi there the was will second anything acquisition comment changes on following or The of win any rates in you helpful? the Can

François Locoh-Donou

Yes.

Ashwin, the landscape question take strength sustainability federal will our I’ll there. second on the and part the the on Chad of and competitive take the government then

by we acquisition change after the of seen sorry, haven’t the essentially, VMware-Avi So landscape competitive in a – VMware.

world. On happy that we it rates, them, many that so seeing deals you, distribution and pretty with see changed. And are to infrastructure. expect presence Avi gone we so call, have NFX, as and tied so that I last to in a don’t to market, change. not large would and hasn’t customers on more them that, have But to the essentially far in no where we I of around VMware been the win mentioned very that and overtime, proportion change to all really comfortable see were see that the especially very come has in the we but without more and on

Chad Whalen

Chad afternoon, Ashwin. Whalen. Good This Perfect. is

in fed for did Regarding simple this a fantastic. very release of federal of Much performance the their in XXXX, we in as was the reason. business QX sustainable strength is

Department all across the programs federal ledger three We’re the a the very through of large agencies Defense. government into from base built way

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Ashwin Kesireddy

you. Thank

Operator

Barclays. next is with Your from question Tim Long

line is Your open.

Tim Long

Could you a two for Thank also. you. a talk lot. me little – questions bit Thanks

a nice expansion. and could partnership sounds partnerships other you about a Can think cloud or that you materially new and kind see? to pick cloud you little the bit First, should AWS like the when any public talk timing businesses the we are up expect for potential expansions there of

a standpoint, there’s or curious, not this that scenario push Thank From for some smaller investment the second investment kind entire leverage the of on systems R&D to of Obviously, that refresh for a of this the going I little means follow overall of some And you. some change just where that back and this need OpEx wanted an up then better customers? side And piece. business. on we’re the less on company transition given becoming the going business. the if maybe hardware to overall is less where sales does it’s the maybe profile on

François Locoh-Donou

Thank you, Tim.

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Tim Long

Okay. Thank you.

Operator

question is Paul next Silverstein Cowen. with Your from

open. Your line is

Paul Silverstein

some then of got a I’ve clarifications questions. couple and

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Frank Pelzer

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Paul Silverstein

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Frank Pelzer

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Paul Silverstein

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Frank Pelzer

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Paul Silverstein

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François Locoh-Donou

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Paul Silverstein

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François Locoh-Donou

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Paul Silverstein

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Frank Pelzer

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Paul Silverstein

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Operator

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Alex Kurtz

thanks. Yes,

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Frank Pelzer

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Alex Kurtz

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Alex Kurtz

Thank you.

Operator

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Victor Chiu

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François Locoh-Donou

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Victor Chiu

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Kara Sprague

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Victor Chiu

That’s you. Thank helpful. Great.

Operator

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