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Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

Participants
Walter Pritchard SVP, IR
Nikesh Arora Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dipak Golechha Chief Financial Officer
Lee Klarich Chief Product Officer
Brian Essex Goldman Sachs
Fatima Boolani UBS
Keith Weiss Morgan Stanley
Sterling Auty JPMorgan
Saket Kalia Barclays
Matt Hedberg RBC
Tal Liani BofA
Keith Bachman BMO
Gray Powell BTIG
Adam Tindle Raymond James
Michael Turits KeyBanc
Patrick Colville Deutsche Bank
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Operator

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for today’s conference call to discuss Palo Alto Networks' Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results. I am Walter Pritchard, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development. This call is being broadcast live over the web and can be accessed on the Investors section of our website at investors.paloaltonetworks.com. With me on today’s call are Nikesh Arora, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Dipak Golechha, our Chief Financial Officer; and Lee Klarich, our Chief Product Officer. This afternoon, we issued a press release announcing our results for the fiscal third quarter ended April 30, 2021.

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Nikesh Arora

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Operator

Thanks. [Operator Instructions].

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Brian Essex

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Nikesh Arora

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Brian Essex

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Dipak Golechha

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Nikesh Arora

I add to If Yeah. can that.

Brian Essex

Oh, go Thanks. ahead. Great.

Nikesh Arora

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Brian Essex

thank you. helpful color; Super

Operator

Great, Thanks.

So just a reminder, let's limit to one question.

next So Stanley. and Boolani deck is on up Fatima is Weiss Keith Morgan from

Fatima Boolani

you Nikesh, quickly. I'll Thanks maybe Walter. with very start

please. just drivers through in stock can billings specific zooming a a us. What lot product terms portfolio, Dipak, in the a then pillar of quarter? areas But I the talked You of product from of for the you back, NGS acceleration rank up of And really areas perspective. follow strength quick were for in the have

Nikesh Arora

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Fatima Boolani

meet Very you. good. to Dipak, nice

Operator

to go -- question. Well, we’re go going let's to just just one

Let's -- next on Sterling on JPMorgan with Auty to Weiss deck. move Keith from to we're going

Keith Weiss

thank and nice for Excellent, question. Very you quarter guys; taking thanks the

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Nikesh Arora

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network in -- think actually dependent security most business hardware develop more there's our I So resilience than businesses.

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should So SASE continued strong, which give is us strength.

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Operator

Thanks. Great,

Barclays Sterling on Next question Saket from Auty from and Kalia deck.

Sterling Auty

how that I this to on It's as the we trying one but after side quarter, Keith’s and a FWaaP. of Thanks. on the years. of to of terms In does, gave other And Hi. understand see comparison? the to is base it up transition more, in you appliances, fun when or spending dollar-for-dollar well look to that little Is at versus Help last on-premise are still on install what follow expanding that FWaaP end metrics if same? all us these other FWaaP, is bit as clients? us their of do they Walter want question to are some customers the under should keep question at look your your starts words, smaller to does the traditional up it still happening?

Nikesh Arora

lot transitions we and my his these I'm Lee. bring Lee who see work, going that time spends a colleague of making transitions sure these to in Klarich, happen,

Lee Klarich

this, we see that hardware factor of applications form where effectively a the two do provided factor from data Good actually play software with from quarter factors, Nikesh. if into to One cloud, has There's remember. you, last form form question, and the you is some movement Thank to VM often series etcetera. transitions out. to Yes. we transition centers changing insight

to of hardware state how hardware is transition often it soon SASE users the obviously, and -- cloud-delivered increasingly from plus case, on other architectures. The off from based is moving hybrid and moving network a are where, that in moving employees the to moving more

larger you And the relatively is the to and think There's about VM-Series in some the all us actually it of spend net is of overall going from effect service in it's positive customers. it's of puts not through the as just more uptick an of and hardware spend network hardware the similar, the cloud so service. like-for-like, those, is overall the as envelope going for integrated typically takes, terms of And SASE capabilities delivering that network a reach actually as into customers. get and overall lot actually components, becomes global we're a so SASE etcetera spend because includes to networking

out. actually of been for we've have and to history be few that this and this years able to how positive plays overall, see tracking a now So

Sterling Auty

Great, thank you.

Operator

thanks. Great,

question Hedberg then Saket Next from Kalia from Matt RBC next. and Barclays, from

Saket Kalia

you. Okay, you great. here. Thanks for Can Walter? hear for taking maybe my me okay, Nikesh, question

Operator

Yeah.

Saket Kalia

it is in road given is market exploring volatility and down would it reconsider the that maybe structure last of Okay, quarter, cool. quarter, that still relatively the that this the were into your timing equity the guess helpful of on commentary ClaiSec. to the matter the the question a what and probability went you around say some was that or that is low. things Nikesh, explore I decision of then

Nikesh Arora

from challenge have shareholders, I suddenly as of it, as goes on XX% true have protect are, some of transformation. to through CIO, point protect artificial come they platforms our we required into platforms. creating you can amongst saw, to separating you'll ourselves, and take the getting that. vantage of lock platforms. creating this our ransomware this where leveraged buying sort to breach the listen, stock. my sock, with with we pitch work all go or customers say, tracking cloud, protect we’re And paper because network saying, my not customers go, are of we the think going mechanics wall-to-wall this a our all they stub value and The buying want go and this. We're happen as me, a and where be the or actually creations separate still debate some we separation all to are customer all to it, my of and look, when with multiple security we're three And the three XX% conversations then file went and Saket we're began protect look, with can the somebody

decision. the went that through So definitely

I I question which keep practicing. can think the

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Saket Kalia

helpful. Very Thanks.

Operator

Great, thanks. Great. Thanks.

Next Matt question and from from next. Hedberg Liani BofA from RBC, Tal we've got then

Matt Hedberg

just I to trust. federal this these then to these talking your talk guess, Nikesh, wanted recent year. you And zero the this think I post-COVID about demand your that do of so? importance security always going to about environment consolidation. to how about, President in breed Walter. debate in accelerate Hey, spending, breaches Is also, business better Biden, alluded best even you continue be do world, that accelerate versus consolidate impacting more later as a position of you're on breaches all you to a Thanks think there's

Nikesh Arora

to used And worked, let's of Like, approach. buy what first. a interesting was traditionally Matt, we've best right? whatever hasn't is, clearly, start in second with breed been part the approach security

of XX companies, all the is and shoulders this You XX, have they XX, of together got left the act vendors, the customer. those stitching on solutions

the biggest ever the through, happened transitions of that cloud. network in architecture. driven to the fundamentally you're change One the your You IT have two but history is computing. to that public shift And you second have is going are automation the technological that the coupled by cloud,

has I companies a there, So, look the look CIOs capabilities. bolstered security up. multiple at historically, are and there I and you security if take have you give at breed able at to across many dealing solutions hard transitions been with who think technology think been And same having those time, don’t to two best of

our security fit firewalls, only company across or get VMs measures our firewalls, architectures, hardware own We're security quadrant nine sassy Forrester they it's best and cloud the right capability, firewalling so Prisma magic Wave. of three the times, capabilities native top with XDR different category, in So cloud. can right, the top whether the

top right SD corner. sort We of top a next are we're right LAN and in there was

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Operator

Great. Thanks, Matt.

up Liani Bachman with BMO Tal Keith from on is Next deck.

Tal Liani

to the you this includes language language compare security quarter? quantify this last this accounting Great of I mind you definition filing ARR a edit Hey, certain that issues your there, to it but material versus I the were have better than an delivered at this you looked services cloud to was question. quarter bit people the When the results, would edit Thanks. issue you little the accounting -- ARR, and language. least some at this it addition quarter ARR, I expected, change quarter, of numbers some expected quarter,

Dipak Golechha

when added really in de of technology It's in a question. cloud they're that relatively have material not like take all one minimus couple of I'll you we that IOT overall, nature. be to example, delivered them solutions

Tal Liani

you. it. Thank Got

Nikesh Arora

the to and sure of want right The early we our bucket. they launches make products fit in

Nikesh Arora

IoT both business. AI in our Cortex. lakes in We and cloud business sell sit Cortex our against in places data can and they firewall

Tal Liani

Great. Thank you.

Operator

Gray Keith is up Next BTIG. and Powell Bachman then from

Keith Bachman

flesh All the I from is win of been you're talk I more where much. terms is you doing out Nikesh we've about ask right, want was rate and to Cortex in if Cortex, very a getting bit you you wondering feedback certainly run channels and thank to rates, expectations could better winning.

revenues on why? or brand, it's reasons Cortex with the associated metrics billings? any us you growth whether Is the there can of Some give

Nikesh Arora

you we compete but give haven't tell we you one is with which comprises you, given, XDR, three metric and products; can't see CrowdStrike a I'll with Cortex I SentinelOne. Well, as

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competition that's be the with it's most outside, believes deal the solution. activity where it's deal understand vulnerability in to management XSOAR, beginning is XSOAR you're much will that, that customer XDR don't part a access So, pretty to clear are figures. size the the We XSOAR than challenged we to but view. size market, hackers entire the [Indiscernible] at a in from a newer the moderate the just get much have look category. category. that a category see a not do the think see of kind in demister, it eight they It's for where used of like not XSOAR, the not need, we competitive don't off smaller and we're can deal feel better size, but least they go which so but we cloud last having the footprint people less can so And Phantom

vulnerability goes For and it. understand wants Breach actually a associated ransomware Report that the into to that the example, customer with footprint entire any

up out XX, our What more having live and involved Hadron a deploy provide those our capabilities in been there, more a So can happens. which incidents going be drop early allowing and for with product the that's whenever Unit more formation they that an has embraced go of called into do is capabilities will and expense, in when of XDR XDR, forensic that responders Expanse go have we is example days, on cars XDR we the end them that shortly, getting and the engagement breach Crypsis, we're to and but drag merged where very forensic used were happened. to where that that all incident

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Keith Bachman

Right.

Okay. Terrific. Thank you.

Operator

Keith. XThanks,

And deck James. Next on from BTIG. Powell from Tindle Gray Adam up Raymond is is

Gray Powell

taking me you Thanks okay? Can the right. great. All hear for question. Hey,

Palo far? Access, do gateway what's getting on improving potentially so proxy more maybe Prisma or you that the product web traditional capabilities Prisma of update Access with deals logo yeah, secure Alto been on back pace new ads reception So see into the the And set? with product X.X replacement

Nikesh Arora

excited is was really everything launch. launch Remember, about management. a customers, we cloud X.X great the reception we're excited that Yes. Look, few this where ago, really in the months about introduce from

native launched module. is we cloud first activation. Autonomous Digital onboarding the easy experience, Experience – This Management also where So onboard add-on ever

addition accessing monitor the through our they're and are cetera. the experience et allows to to service this cloud-based that technology, in seeing end the capabilities proxy applications to user actual So customers the

upgraded So to months availability. X.X of remove it great and upgrade now module The adoption, all cloud most we're the new not very getting of Prisma smooth and pipeline as customers we you to fledged go -- adopters you add-on customers Prisma can big now of is very but as it, and know It's Prisma back want to Access be to Access management, release, achieved was we of are first customers sell just capability has the using the to that an close interesting capabilities proxy into customers that the the Access what early as to to capabilities, a feedback XXX that criteria. move Autonomous proxy going is, as that from the Access wanted customers just the who from we're have And a almost an still in seeing and believe that The customers. remove that's DEM, great the able been adoption as couple know growing that customers received. allowed need full well process, and we Prisma are objection. well capabilities just

And so and added it number that it and made we're customers are and happy testing using we seeing of change. a that the

Gray Powell

Okay. Great. Thank you very much.

Operator

Gray. Thanks,

and James Raymond Michael then KeyBanc. from from Tindle Adam Turits up Next

Adam Tindle

in. Okay. Thanks. Congrats wanted the Good I whether Nikesh wants it's afternoon. ask weigh profitability, on to results. on or to Dipak

deal increase. seeing sizes You're

associate cross margin. We very with were for helpful healthy and metrics those us. seeing You're adoption typically contribution platform those

but could margin points Do a I and Thanks. wanted basis you back of to something and from build XXX see that expansion level basis you talked we ask the analyst at here? turning annually, a margin points point You’ve sustained is beyond years margin wondering expansion couple to a on, about puts get XX that can year, ago an this. day, hitting of takes you're about talk where of did this operating You think to this expansion?

Nikesh Arora

will more But table. for that becomes over like attack I money making always more focus think if leverage area honest in, is over the but think will to as we a leave sure within the is us, the I help right. to our for and leave us time. table, just I different we every really to if complicated, would favor know, we what think do want I hopefully, opportunities and come have I the same believe don't on it's time. the there But margin they're moves time every by, portfolio drives expansion the deal obviously area – I don't think in towards on from is stand in it's you over situational, think surface that mean, going grows, answer general, order the with and we're I time, lean to, customer that we any that scale at as certainly the that us taking. pretty

Dipak Golechha

Yes.

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Operator

Thanks.

Turits at KeyBanc Bank. from Deutsche Next question is Michael at Patrick Colville after and that

Michael Turits

to one you’ve year-to-date most software flat. that Yes, the the of X% make balance, transition the to and that you're security, but a has Nikesh, has know likely you features the that investment one proving cloud, thanks. been job versus – consolidate got to of do you're but side to company, here you I up been that doing the year a to product/appliance and what also great to said, this out, on think

of in from supply you for happen components? year a chain is three Do it's sense the – dynamics any a going quarters. So what boost I'm just wasn't get done last from and there trying refresh if get the of to to next that, to calendar that could we constraint

Nikesh Arora

question, That’s a Michael. great

play market. you I can the situation see weekly. in all the supply out And changes chain those think machinations

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our software. good the is, So I highlighted as we firewalling of business XX% move news

going keep have business and and the solve punch hardware. and So, announcements we've you for capability of launch, just the still and like on tell reliance this as hardware and in to baseline talked a capability second. giving I then I do can and and this requirement about based which for hunt to also of our able if about is we software you we are the from give is Michael promise hardware honestly firewalling we did, me, have the product. We I having ticket again, or I this obviously the them kill supply in availability that, but But will back starts got we talk recent the look love see now less a we going which I which less problem capability to much constraint, you're units available your on by and more overall the forth like years as quarter, still hardware customers few the because know industry hardware. every of me at you idea go

firewalling goes So we're flow business a transform the to give still our Lee growth you But firewall? thread and software. revenue from you trying this, great through want talk to to side. the to you here, cash Keep hardware about trying needle to with high

Lee Klarich

Sure.

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Nikesh Arora

to Lee to follow say, say wanted keep great the get security we – on can’t I leading competitors. saying ex-pricing. Yes,

do can’t You it.

Michael Turits

Okay, fine.

Operator

Last from Deutsche Bank. Patrick with question Go ahead. Colville here

Patrick Colville

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Nikesh Arora

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Patrick Colville

much. so Thank Great. Very clear. you

Operator

the Great. asking concludes joining and the of am to back – And to call. portion the questions. We're that remarks. Q&A turn over all closing for Thank for I Nikesh going you it

Nikesh Arora

work call. thank just and Hey. the for all I want joining produce employees the for opportunity to Palo I the us thank allow their these to to want Networks Alto to dedication results. to to our all at you take also hard opportunity take

because they do. are here We of what

in to So call once forward again, seeing backs. I you individual everyone. And thank look our you guys