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HashiCorp Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results

March 05, 2024
  • Fourth quarter revenue totaled $155.8 million, representing an increase of 15% year-over-year; fiscal 2024 revenue totaled $583.1 million, representing an increase of 23% year-over-year
  • Trailing four quarter average Net Dollar Retention Rate was 115% at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024 and 131% at the end of fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Fourth quarter total GAAP RPO totaled $775.8 million, representing an increase of 20% year-over-year; fourth quarter current GAAP RPO totaled $460.2 million, representing an increase of 23% year-over-year.
  • Fourth quarter total non-GAAP RPO totaled $801.4 million, representing an increase of 19% year-over-year; fourth quarter current non-GAAP RPO totaled $483.1 million, representing an increase of 21% year-over-year.
  • HashiCorp's Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program for up to $250 million of the Company's common stock.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HashiCorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCP), a leading provider of multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2024, ended January 31, 2024.

"The HashiCorp team closed fiscal 2024 strong in Q4, with results that exceeded expectations," said Dave McJannet, CEO, HashiCorp. "In fiscal 2025, we are doubling down on initiatives to simplify our go-to-market, improve our product monetization, and focus our business on the HashiCorp Cloud Platform. These efforts will help us reaccelerate our revenue growth in the new fiscal year."

"We had a solid finish to fiscal 2024 with outperformance on the top and bottom line," said Navam Welihinda, CFO, HashiCorp. "We enter fiscal 2025 with an operating plan to accelerate revenue growth and will execute our $250 million stock repurchase program."

Fiscal 2024 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Revenue: Total revenue was $155.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, up 15% from $135.8 million in the same period last year. Total revenue was $583.1 million for fiscal 2024, up 23% from $475.9 million for the same period last year.

Gross Profit: GAAP gross profit was $128.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, representing an 83% gross margin, compared to a GAAP gross profit of $112.3 million and an 83% gross margin in the same period last year. Non-GAAP gross profit was $133.5 million in the fourth quarter fiscal 2024, representing an 86% non-GAAP gross margin, compared to a non-GAAP gross profit of $115.9 million and an 85% non-GAAP gross margin in the same period last year.

Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss was $48.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to GAAP operating loss of $62.9 million in the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating loss was $6.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss of $26.8 million in the same period last year.

Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $31.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to a GAAP net loss of $49.4 million in the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $10.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $13.2 million in the same period last year.

Net Loss per Share: GAAP net loss per share was $0.16 based on 197.2 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to a GAAP net loss per share of $0.26 based on 188.8 million weighted-average shares outstanding in the same period last year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per share was $0.05 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.07 in the same period last year.

Remaining Performance Obligation (RPO) Total GAAP RPO was $775.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, up from $647.1 million in the same period last year. The current portion of GAAP RPO was $460.2 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, up from $375.1 million at the end of the same period last year. Total non-GAAP RPO was $801.4 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, up from $673.8 million at the end of the same period last year. The current portion of non-GAAP RPO was $483.1 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, up from $397.7 million at the end of the same period last year.

Cash: Net cash provided by operating activities was $10.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to $1.6 million provided by operating activities in the same period last year. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $1,278.6 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to $1,286.1 million at the end of the same period last year.

Reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to the comparable non-GAAP financial measures have been provided in the tables included in this release.

Fiscal 2024 Fourth Quarter and Recent Operating Highlights

  • HashiCorp ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024 with 4,423 customers, up from 4,354 customers at the end of the previous fiscal quarter and 3,870 customers at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • The Company ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024 with 897 customers with equal or greater than $100,000 in Annual Recurring Revenue (“ARR”), up from 877 customers at the end of the previous fiscal quarter and 798 customers at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Customers with equal to or greater than $100,000 in ARR represented 89% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024 compared to 89% in the previous fiscal quarter and 89% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • Quarterly subscription revenue from HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) reached $21.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, increased from $19.9 million in the previous fiscal quarter and increased from $14.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.
  • The Company's trailing four quarter average Net Dollar Retention Rate was 115% at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, compared to 119% in the previous quarter and 131% at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.

Other Highlights

During the fourth quarter, HashiCorp continued to invest across its product portfolio and expand its ecosystem, including the following announcements:

  • Company news:
    • Welcomed Michael Weingartner as HashiCorp’s first Chief Product Officer
    • Promoted Talha Tariq to Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer
    • Announced extension of partnership with Google Cloud to advance product offerings with Generative AI
  • Awards and Recognition:
    • Received 2023 AWS Partner Award for Collaboration Partner of the Year – Global
    • Received Palo Alto Networks 2023 Global Technology Partner of the Year Award
  • Product updates and improvements announced during the fourth quarter include:
    • Terraform
      • General availability of HashiCorp Terraform 1.7, which adds mocking capabilities to the Terraform test framework and a config-driven state removal workflow
      • Support for Terraform in Amazon CodeWhisperer, which helps accelerate Terraform development by providing code suggestions that reduce total development effort
      • New Terraform Cloud features, including:
        • General availability of aggregated VCS reviews, which streamlines the verification process across multiple workspaces by offering an aggregated view of status checks and highlighting the most impactful changes that require the customer's attention before code deployment
        • General availability of on-demand policy evaluation, which improves visibility and control by letting users evaluate the effects of policy changes in Terraform Cloud before they are enforced
        • A new view in the HashiCorp Terraform extension for Visual Studio Code, which shows Terraform Cloud workspaces and runs, reducing context-switching
        • General availability of dynamic provider credentials support for Kubernetes with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
        • General availability of Terraform Cloud Operator v2 for Kubernetes, offering a Kubernetes-native workflow for workspace management and scalable Terraform Cloud agents
        • General availability of test-integrated module publishing in the Terraform Cloud private registry
        • Inactivity-based destruction for ephemeral workspaces, to automatically destroy resources based on a period of workspace inactivity
    • Vault
      • Limited beta of HCP Vault Radar, a new SaaS-based secrets discovery product that enables organizations to proactively discover unmanaged or unsecured secrets
      • New observability integrations for HCP Vault, including AWS Cloudwatch, Elasticsearch, and New Relic, as well as a generic HTTP endpoint for flexible metrics streaming
      • Support for Certificate Issuance External Policy Services (CIEPS) in Vault Enterprise 1.15
    • Boundary
      • Release of HashiCorp Boundary 0.15, which improves governance and end user workflows with session recording storage policies and UX upgrades such as target search and filtering
    • Consul
      • General availability of Consul 1.17, which includes locality aware routing to reduce cost and latency, sameness groups to simplify multi-cluster operation, and multi-port (beta) to support modern distributed applications that have multiple port requirements.
      • HCP Consul Central announced general availability of new service observability capabilities and a beta release for the global API
    • Nomad
      • General availability of HashiCorp Nomad 1.7, which introduces improved workload identity, improved Vault and Consul integrations, NUMA support, Nomad actions, and more

Share Repurchase Program

HashiCorp’s Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $250 million of the Company's Class A common stock. Under the program, HashiCorp may purchase shares from time to time through open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions, and other means in compliance with applicable securities laws, including through Rule 10b5-1 plans. The timing, manner, price, and amount of any repurchases will be determined by HashiCorp at its discretion and depend on a variety of factors, including legal requirements, price, and economic market conditions.

Financial Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal 2025, the Company currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $152 - $154 million
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $19 - $16 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS (loss) / income of $(0.02) - $0.00
  • Weighted Average Basic and Diluted Shares of 197.9 million and 205.8 million

For the full fiscal year 2025, the Company currently expects:

  • Total revenue of $643 - $647 million
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $46 - $43 million
  • Non-GAAP EPS income of $0.05 - $0.07
  • Weighted Average Diluted Shares of 203.3 million

HashiCorp has not reconciled its expectations as to first quarter and fiscal year 2025 non-GAAP operating loss and non-GAAP earnings per share to the comparable GAAP measures. Due to the limited public trading history and significant volatility in the price of HashiCorp’s common stock, certain items, which could be material, cannot be calculated without unreasonable efforts. In particular, the measures and effects of our stock-based compensation expense specific to our equity compensation awards and employer payroll tax-related items on employee stock transactions are directly impacted by the timing of employee stock transactions and unpredictable fluctuations in our stock price, which we expect to have a significant impact on our future GAAP financial results.

Conference Call Information

HashiCorp will host a conference call on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. PST to discuss HashiCorp’s financial results and financial guidance. The live conference call may be accessed by registering using the link available on our investor relations site at ir.hashicorp.com.

Upon registration, all telephone participants will receive the dial-in number along with a unique PIN that can be used to access the call. A webcast replay will be available following the conclusion of the live broadcast and will be accessible on HashiCorp’s investor relations site at ir.hashicorp.com.

About HashiCorp, Inc.

HashiCorp is a leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software. The HashiCorp software suite enables organizations to adopt consistent workflows and create a system of record for automating the cloud for infrastructure provisioning, security, networking, and application deployment. HashiCorp’s portfolio of products includes Vagrant™, Packer™, Terraform®, Vault™, Consul®, Nomad™, Boundary™, and Waypoint™. HashiCorp offers products as open source, enterprise, and as managed cloud services. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, though most of HashiCorp employees work remotely, strategically distributed around the globe. For more information, visit hashicorp.com or follow HashiCorp on X @HashiCorp.

All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the accompanying conference call contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, as amended, including, among others, statements about HashiCorp’s business strategy, HashiCorp’s performance in the market in light of the current purchasing environment, long-term opportunity related to HashiCorp’s product innovation, HashiCorp’s path toward profitability, and HashiCorp’s financial outlook for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2025. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “likely,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms.

Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from current expectations and beliefs, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties related to market conditions, HashiCorp and its business as set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to our Annual Report on Form 10-K dated March 20, 2024 and our future reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause the actual results for HashiCorp to differ materially from those contained in HashiCorp’s forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and HashiCorp specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results determined in accordance with GAAP, we have disclosed non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP free cash flow and total and current non-GAAP RPOs, which are all non-GAAP financial measures. We have provided tabular reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure at the end of this release.

We calculate non-GAAP gross profit as GAAP gross profit before amortization of stock-based compensation included in the amortized expenses of capitalized internal-use software, stock-based compensation expense, and amortization of acquired intangibles included in cost of revenue.

We calculate non-GAAP gross margin as GAAP gross margin before the impact of stock-based compensation of capitalized internal-use software, stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquired intangibles included in cost of revenue as a percentage of revenue.

We calculate non-GAAP operating loss as GAAP operating loss before amortization of stock-based compensation of capitalized internal-use software, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, and acquisition-related expenses. We calculate non-GAAP net loss as GAAP net loss before amortization of stock-based compensation of capitalized internal-use software, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangibles, and acquisition-related expenses comprise one-time costs associated with advisory, legal, and other professional fees. .

We calculate non-GAAP net income (loss) per share as non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by weighted average shares outstanding (basic and diluted).

We calculate non-GAAP free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized internal-use software costs. Non-GAAP free cash flow as a % of revenue is calculated as non-GAAP free cash flow divided by total revenue.

We calculate non-GAAP RPOs as RPOs plus customer deposits, which are refundable pre-paid amounts, based on the timing of when these customer deposits are expected to be recognized as revenue in future periods. The current portion of non-GAAP RPO represents the amount to be recognized as revenue over the next 12 months.

Our management team uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In particular, other companies may report non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss per share, non-GAAP free cash flow, non-GAAP RPOs or similarly titled measures but calculate them differently, which reduces their usefulness as comparative measures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, as presented below. This earnings press release and any future releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can also be found on the Investor Relations page of our website at https://ir.hashicorp.com.

 

HashiCorp, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended January 31,
    2024       2023       2024       2023  
Revenue:              
License $ 19,757     $ 20,768     $ 67,612     $ 64,273  
Support   108,940       96,890       420,948       349,855  
Cloud-hosted services   21,307       14,516       76,086       46,860  
Total subscription revenue   150,004       132,174       564,646       460,988  
Professional services and other   5,779       3,614       18,491       14,901  
Total revenue   155,783       135,788       583,137       475,889  
Cost of revenue:              
Cost of license   592       607       1,968       1,753  
Cost of support   13,706       12,853       58,208       48,112  
Cost of cloud-hosted services   8,108       6,211       30,447       22,589  
Total cost of subscription revenue   22,406       19,671       90,623       72,454  
Cost of professional services and other   4,568       3,821       18,076       14,515  
Total cost of revenue   26,974       23,492       108,699       86,969  
Gross profit   128,809       112,296       474,438       388,920  
Operating expenses:              
Sales and marketing   90,146       95,028       369,164       355,826  
Research and development   54,049       46,437       222,553       195,384  
General and administrative   32,916       33,719       136,999       134,997  
Total operating expenses   177,111       175,184       728,716       686,207  
Loss from operations   (48,302 )     (62,888 )     (254,278 )     (297,287 )
Interest income   17,113       13,241       65,159       26,367  
Other income (expenses), net   126       557       (510 )     (2,365 )
Loss before income taxes   (31,063 )     (49,090 )     (189,629 )     (273,285 )
Provision for income taxes   559       269       1,039       1,013  
Net loss $ (31,622 )   $ (49,359 )   $ (190,668 )   $ (274,298 )
Net loss per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders, basic and diluted $ (0.16 )   $ (0.26 )   $ (0.98 )   $ (1.47 )
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders, basic and diluted   197,183       188,803       193,825       186,029  

 

HashiCorp, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
  As of January 31,
    2024       2023  
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 763,414     $ 1,286,134  
Short-term investments   515,163        
Accounts receivable, net of allowance   182,614       162,369  
Deferred contract acquisition costs   50,285       42,812  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   30,075       17,683  
Total current assets   1,541,551       1,508,998  
Property and equipment, net   33,933       24,594  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   11,508       12,560  
Deferred contract acquisition costs, non-current   80,055       81,286  
Acquisition-related intangible assets, net   11,611        
Goodwill   12,197        
Other assets, non-current   1,092       902  
Total assets $ 1,691,947     $ 1,628,340  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 9,081     $ 12,450  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   11,118       6,783  
Accrued compensation and benefits   56,007       58,628  
Operating lease liabilities   4,025       3,380  
Deferred revenue   334,894       272,909  
Customer deposits   25,627       26,699  
Total current liabilities   440,752       380,849  
Deferred revenue, non-current   26,659       29,335  
Operating lease liabilities, non-current   10,008       12,093  
Other liabilities, non-current   1,535       713  
Total liabilities   478,954       422,990  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Class A common stock, par value of $0.000015 per share; 1,000,000 and 1,000,000 shares authorized as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023, respectively; 125,333 and 88,823 shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023, respectively   1       1  
Class B common stock, par value of $0.000015 per share; 200,000 and 200,000 shares authorized as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023, respectively; 73,921 and 101,145 shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2024 and January 31, 2023, respectively   2       2  
Additional paid-in capital   2,184,451       1,985,747  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (393 )      
Accumulated deficit   (971,068 )     (780,400 )
Total stockholders’ equity   1,212,993       1,205,350  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,691,947     $ 1,628,340  

 

HashiCorp, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
  Year Ended January 31,
    2024       2023  
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net loss $ (190,668 )   $ (274,298 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash from operating activities:      
Stock-based compensation expense, net of amounts capitalized   170,617       171,161  
Depreciation and amortization expense   9,506       4,588  
Non-cash operating lease cost   3,054       2,860  
Accretion of discounts on marketable securities   (12,738 )      
Deferred income taxes   (414 )      
Other   138       (1 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable   (20,392 )     (35,556 )
Deferred contract acquisition costs   (6,242 )     (34,767 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   (12,656 )     (61 )
Accounts payable   (3,668 )     (1,817 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   438       2,609  
Accrued compensation and benefits   (2,621 )     1,689  
Operating lease liabilities   (3,442 )     (3,140 )
Deferred revenue   59,309       78,955  
Customer deposits   (1,072 )     3,316  
Net cash used in operating activities   (10,851 )     (84,462 )
Cash flows from investing activities      
Business combination, net of cash acquired   (20,860 )      
Purchases of property and equipment   (697 )     (252 )
Capitalized internal-use software   (11,333 )     (8,746 )
Purchase of short-term investments   (811,838 )      
Proceeds from sales of short-term investments   26,372        
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments   283,185        
Net cash used in investing activities   (535,171 )     (8,998 )
Cash flows from financing activities      
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards   (269 )     (248 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon exercise of stock options   6,003       5,034  
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan   17,568       17,197  
Net cash provided by financing activities   23,302       21,983  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   (522,720 )     (71,477 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash beginning of period   1,286,134       1,357,611  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash end of period $ 763,414     $ 1,286,134  

 

HashiCorp, Inc.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)
(unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended January 31,   Year Ended Year Ended January 31,
    2024       2023       2024       2023  
Reconciliation of gross profit              
GAAP gross profit $ 128,809     $ 112,296     $ 474,438     $ 388,920  
Add: Amortization of stock-based compensation of capitalized internal-use software   573       330       1,916       988  
Add: Stock-based compensation expense   3,443       3,249       14,668       13,801  
Add: Amortization of acquired intangibles   625             1,667        
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 133,450     $ 115,875     $ 492,689     $ 403,709  
GAAP gross margin   83  %     83  %     81  %     82  %
Non-GAAP gross margin   86  %