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SentinelOne Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

06/01/2022

Revenue increased 109% year-over-year

ARR up 110% year-over-year

SentinelOne, Inc. (NYSE: S) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 ended April 30, 2022.

“Our Q1 results demonstrate the combination of a robust demand environment for our leading cybersecurity platform and impressive execution across the board. We once again sustained triple-digit growth with significant margin expansion, added a record number of new customers, and exited the quarter with an extremely strong pipeline,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne. “We’re raising our revenue guidance to nearly triple-digit growth again this fiscal year, which now includes our acquisition of Attivo Networks.”

“Our platform unit economics and highly efficient business model uniquely position us to pair hyper growth with meaningful margin expansion and our first quarter results clearly demonstrate this success,” said Dave Bernhardt, CFO of SentinelOne. “I’m most proud of our record gross margins, which expanded double digits year-over-year. This really showcases the strong combination of our expanding product portfolio, data-enabled efficiencies, and operational excellence across SentinelOne.”

Letter to Shareholders

We have also published a letter to shareholders on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.sentinelone.com. The letter provides further discussion of our results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 as well as our full fiscal year 2023 financial outlook.

First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Highlights
(All metrics are compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 unless otherwise noted)

  • Total revenue increased 109% to $78.3 million, compared to $37.4 million.
  • Annualized recurring revenue (ARR) increased 110% to $339.0 million as of April 30, 2022.
  • Total customer count grew over 55% to over 7,450 customers as of April 30, 2022. Customers with ARR over $100K grew 113% to 591 as of April 30, 2022. Dollar-based net revenue retention rate was a record 131%.
  • Gross margin: GAAP gross margin was 65%, compared to 51%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 68%, compared to 53%.
  • Operating margin: GAAP operating margin was (115)%, compared to (165)%. Non-GAAP operating margin was (73)%, compared to (127)%.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1.6 billion as of April 30, 2022.

Financial Outlook

We are providing the following guidance for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, ending July 31, 2022, and for our full fiscal year 2023, ending January 31, 2023, which now includes the expected results of the Attivo Networks, Inc. acquisition completed on May 3, 2022:

 

Q2 FY23
Guidance

 

Full FY2023

Guidance

Revenue

$95-96 million

 

$403-407 million

Non-GAAP gross margin

68-69%

 

69-70%

Non-GAAP operating margin

(75)-(73)%

 

(60)-(55)%

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially as a result of many factors. Refer to the Forward-looking statements safe harbor below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes stock-based compensation, employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions, and amortization expense of acquired intangible assets. We have not provided the most directly comparable GAAP measures because certain items are out of our control or cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, a reconciliation of non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating margin is not available without unreasonable effort.

Webcast information

We will host a live audio webcast for analysts and investors to discuss our earnings results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 and outlook for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 and our full fiscal year 2023 today, June 1, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). The live webcast and a recording of the event will be available on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.sentinelone.com.

We have used, and intend to continue to use, the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.sentinelone.com as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which statements involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding our future growth, and future financial and operating performance, including our financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 and our full fiscal year 2023, including non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP operating margin, our impact of the acquisition of Attivo Networks, Inc. (“Attivo”) on our business and financial results; statements regarding total addressable market, business strategy, acquisitions and strategic investments, the COVID-19 pandemic, our reputation and performance in the market, general market trends, and our objectives are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “potentially,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “would,” “project,” “target,” “plan,” “expect,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.

There are a significant number of factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: our limited operating history; our history of losses; intense competition in the market we compete in; fluctuations in our operating results; network or security incidents against us; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and strategic investments; defects, errors or vulnerabilities in our platform; risks associated with managing our rapid growth; the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customers’ business; our ability to attract new and retain existing customers, or renew and expand our relationships with them; the ability of our platform to effectively interoperate within our customers IT infrastructure; disruptions or other business interruptions that affect the availability of our platform; the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of new products and subscriptions as well as existing products, subscriptions and support offerings; rapidly evolving technological developments in the market for security products and subscription and support offerings; length of sales cycles; risks of securities class action litigation; general market, political, economic, and business conditions, including those related to the continuing impact of COVID-19 and geopolitical uncertainty.

Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect our financial results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” set forth in our filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated April 7, 2022, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC, copies of which are available on our website at investors.sentinelone.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

You should not rely on these forward-looking statements, as actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of such risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unexpected events, except as required by law. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions, or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results determined in accordance with GAAP, we believe the following non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating our operating performance. We use the following non-GAAP financial information to evaluate our ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. We believe that non-GAAP financial information, when taken collectively, with the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, may be helpful to investors because it provides consistency and comparability with past financial performance. However, non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, has limitations as an analytical tool, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP.

Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly titled non-GAAP measures differently or may use other measures to evaluate their performance, all of which could reduce the usefulness of our non-GAAP financial measures as tools for comparison. In addition, the utility of free cash flow as a measure of our liquidity is limited as it does not represent the total increase or decrease in our cash balance for a given period.

Reconciliations between non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP are contained below. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

As presented in the “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information” table below, each of the non-GAAP financial measures excludes one or more of the following items:

Stock-based compensation expense

Stock-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense that varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are often beyond our control. As a result, management excludes this item from our internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that non-GAAP measures adjusted for stock-based compensation expense provide investors with a basis to measure our core performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by stock-based compensation as a result of the variety of equity awards used by other companies and the varying methodologies and assumptions used.

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

Employer payroll tax expense related to employee stock transactions are tied to the vesting or exercise of underlying equity awards and the price of our common stock at the time of vesting, which varies in amount from period to period and is dependent on market forces that are often beyond our control. As a result, management excludes this item from our internal operating forecasts and models. Management believes that non-GAAP measures adjusted for employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions provide investors with a basis to measure our core performance against the performance of other companies without the variability created by employer payroll taxes on employee stock transactions as a result of the stock price at the time of employee exercise.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

Amortization of acquired intangible assets expense are tied to the intangible assets that were acquired in conjunction with acquisitions, which results in non‑cash expenses that may not otherwise have been incurred. Management excludes the expense associated with intangible assets from non-GAAP measures to allow for a more accurate assessment of our ongoing operations and provides investors with a better comparison of period-over-period operating results.

Non-GAAP Cost of Revenue, Non-GAAP Gross Profit, Non-GAAP Gross Margin, Non-GAAP Loss from Operations, Non-GAAP Operating Margin, Non-GAAP Net Loss and Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Share

We define these non-GAAP financial measures as their respective GAAP measures, excluding the expenses referenced above. We use these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our overall assessment of our performance, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of our business strategies, and to communicate with our board of directors concerning our financial performance.

Free Cash Flow

We define free cash flow as cash used in operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized internal-use software costs. We believe free cash flow is a useful indicator of liquidity that provides our management, board of directors, and investors with information about our future ability to generate or use cash to enhance the strength of our balance sheet and further invest in our business and pursue potential strategic initiatives.

Key Business Metrics

We monitor the following key metrics to help us evaluate our business, identify trends affecting our business, formulate business plans, and make strategic decisions.

Annualized Recurring Revenue

We believe that ARR is a key operating metric to measure our business because it is driven by our ability to acquire new subscription customers and to maintain and expand our relationship with existing subscription customers. ARR represents the annualized revenue run rate of our subscription contracts at the end of a reporting period, assuming contracts are renewed on their existing terms for customers that are under subscription contracts with us.

Customers with ARR of $100,000 or More

We believe that our ability to increase the number of customers with ARR of $100,000 or more is an indicator of our market penetration and strategic demand for our platform. We define a customer as an entity that has an active subscription for access to our platform. We count MSPs, MSSPs, MDRs, and OEMs, who may purchase our products on behalf of multiple companies, as a single customer. We do not count our reseller or distributor channel partners as customers.

Dollar-Based Net Retention Rate

We believe that our ability to retain and expand our revenue generated from our existing customers is an indicator of the long-term value of our customer relationships and our potential future business opportunities. Dollar-based net retention rate measures the percentage change in our ARR derived from our customer base at a point in time. To calculate these metrics, we first determine Prior Period ARR, which is ARR from the population of our customers as of 12 months prior to the end of a particular reporting period. We calculate Net Retention ARR as the total ARR at the end of a particular reporting period from the set of customers that is used to determine Prior Period ARR. Net Retention ARR includes any expansion, and is net of contraction and attrition associated with that set of customers. NRR is the quotient obtained by dividing Net Retention ARR by Prior Period ARR.

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SENTINELONE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 

 

April 30,

 

January 31,

 

2022

 

2022

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

766,101

 

 

$

1,669,304

 

Short-term investments

 

851,418

 

 

 

374

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

86,871

 

 

 

101,491

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, current

 

26,261

 

 

 

27,546

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

24,849

 

 

 

18,939

 

Total current assets

 

1,755,500

 

 

 

1,817,654

 

Property and equipment, net

 

29,083

 

 

 

24,918

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

25,731

 

 

 

23,884

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, non-current

 

43,679

 

 

 

41,022

 

Intangible assets, net

 

15,130

 

 

 

15,807

 

Goodwill

 

108,193

 

 

 

108,193

 

Other assets

 

11,132

 

 

 

10,703

 

Total assets

$

1,988,448

 

 

$

2,042,181

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

13,925

 

 

$

9,944

 

Accrued liabilities

 

23,820

 

 

 

22,657

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

39,654

 

 

 

61,150

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

2,925

 

 

 

4,613

 

Deferred revenue, current

 

196,385

 

 

 

182,957

 

Total current liabilities

 

276,709

 

 

 

281,321

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

 

79,259

 

 

 

79,062

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

27,199

 

 

 

24,467

 

Other liabilities

 

8,039

 

 

 

6,543

 

Total liabilities

 

391,206

 

 

 

391,393

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

 

 

 

 

Class A common stock

 

19

 

 

 

16

 

Class B common stock

 

8

 

 

 

11

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,309,505

 

 

 

2,271,980

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(783

)

 

 

454

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(711,507

)

 

 

(621,673

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,597,242

 

 

 

1,650,788

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,988,448

 

 

$

2,042,181

 

SENTINELONE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

Revenue

$

78,255

 

 

$

37,395

 

Cost of revenue(1)

 

27,139

 

 

 

18,283

 

Gross profit

 

51,116

 

 

 

19,112

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Research and development(1)

 

45,881

 

 

 

27,820

 

Sales and marketing(1)

 

60,641

 

 

 

36,180

 

General and administrative(1)

 

34,890

 

 

 

16,724

 

Total operating expenses

 

141,412

 

 

 

80,724

 

Loss from operations

 

(90,296

)

 

 

(61,612

)

Interest income

 

1,087

 

 

 

23

 

Interest expense

 

(5

)

 

 

(303

)

Other income (expense), net

 

(291

)

 

 

(593

)

Loss before provision for income taxes

 

(89,505

)

 

 

(62,485

)

Provision for income taxes

 

329

 

 

 

149

 

Net loss

$

(89,834

)

 

$

(62,634

)

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(1.37

)

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to Class A and Class B common stockholders, basic and diluted

 

269,594,565

 

 

 

45,725,703

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$

1,848

 

 

$

383

 

Research and development

 

10,463

 

 

 

7,139

 

Sales and marketing

 

7,096

 

 

 

2,047

 

General and administrative

 

12,223

 

 

 

3,868

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

$

31,630

 

 

$

13,437

 

SENTINELONE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(89,834

)

 

$

(62,634

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

2,102

 

 

 

1,659

 

Amortization of deferred contract acquisition costs

 

7,975

 

 

 

4,375

 

Non-cash operating lease costs

 

682

 

 

 

766

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

31,630

 

 

 

13,437

 

Other

 

288

 

 

 

(672

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisition

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

14,779

 

 

 

6,317

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

(5,208

)

 

 

257

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs

 

(9,347

)

 

 

(5,472

)

Accounts payable

 

5,079

 

 

 

(2,211

)

Accrued liabilities

 

190

 

 

 

2,724

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

(21,478

)

 

 

1,291

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

(1,330

)

 

 

(717

)

Deferred revenue

 

13,626

 

 

 

9,702

 

Other liabilities

 

1,495

 

 

 

380

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(49,351

)

 

 

(30,798

)

CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(2,808

)

 

 

(780

)

Purchases of intangible assets

 

(152

)

 

 

 

Capitalization of internal-use software

 

(2,574

)

 

 

(1,013

)

Purchases of investments

 

(852,991

)

 

 

 

Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash and restricted cash acquired

 

 

 

 

(3,449

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(858,525

)

 

 

(5,242

)

CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Payments of deferred offering costs

 

(186

)

 

 

(1,826

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

5,090

 

 

 

3,743

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

4,904

 

 

 

1,917

 

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

 

 

 

1,289

 

NET CHANGE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

(902,972

)

 

 

(32,834

)

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH–Beginning of period

 

1,672,051

 

 

 

399,112

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH–End of period

$

769,079

 

 

$

366,278

 

SENTINELONE, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

Cost of revenue reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP cost of revenue

$

27,139

 

 

$

18,283

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(1,848

)

 

 

(383

)

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

(1

)

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

(540

)

 

 

(491

)

Non-GAAP cost of revenue

$

24,750

 

 

$

17,409

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

$

51,116

 

 

$

19,112

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,848

 

 

 

383

 

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

1

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

540

 

 

 

491

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

53,505

 

 

$

19,986

 

 

 

 

 

Gross margin reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP gross margin

 

65

%

 

 

51

%

Stock-based compensation expense

 

2

%

 

 

1

%

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

%

 

 

%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

1

%

 

 

1

%

Non-GAAP gross margin*

 

68

%

 

 

53

%

 

 

 

 

Research and development expense reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP research and development expense

$

45,881

 

 

$

27,820

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(10,463

)

 

 

(7,139

)

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

(38

)

 

 

 

Non-GAAP research and development expense

$

35,380

 

 

$

20,681

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing expense reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP sales and marketing expense

$

60,641

 

 

$

36,180

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(7,096

)

 

 

(2,047

)

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

(153

)

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

(183

)

 

 

(166

)

Non-GAAP sales and marketing expense

$

53,209

 

 

$

33,967

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expense reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP general and administrative expense

$

34,890

 

 

$

16,724

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(12,223

)

 

 

(3,868

)

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

(290

)

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

(18

)

 

 

(17

)

Non-GAAP general and administrative expense

$

22,359

 

 

$

12,839

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP operating loss

$

(90,296

)

 

$

(61,612

)

Stock-based compensation

 

31,630

 

 

 

13,437

 

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

482

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

741

 

 

 

674

 

Non-GAAP operating loss

$

(57,443

)

 

$

(47,501

)

 

 

 

 

Operating margin reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP operating margin

 

(115

) %

 

 

(165

) %

Stock-based compensation

 

40

%

 

 

36

%

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

1

%

 

 

%

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

1

%

 

 

2

%

Non-GAAP operating margin*

 

(73

) %

 

 

(127

) %

 

 

 

 

Net loss reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP net loss

$

(89,834

)

 

$

(62,634

)

Stock-based compensation

 

31,630

 

 

 

13,437

 

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

482

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

741

 

 

 

674

 

Non-GAAP net loss

$

(56,981

)

 

$

(48,523

)

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted EPS reconciliation:

 

 

 

GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.33

)

 

$

(1.37

)

Stock-based compensation

 

0.12

 

 

 

0.29

 

Employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

Non-GAAP net loss per share, basic and diluted*

$

(0.21

)

 

$

(1.06

)

*

 

Certain figures may not sum due to rounding.

SENTINELONE, INC.
SELECTED CASH FLOW INFORMATION
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of cash used in operating activities to free cash flow

 

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

2022

 

2021

GAAP net cash used in operating activities

$

(49,351

)

 

$

(30,798

)

Less: Purchases of property and equipment

 

(2,808

)

 

 

(780

)

Less: Capitalized internal-use software

 

(2,574

)

 

 

(1,013

)

Free cash flow

$

(54,733

)

 

$

(32,591

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

$

(858,525

)

 

$

(5,242

)

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

$

4,904

 

 

$

1,917

 

 

Investor relations:
Doug Clark
E: investors@sentinelone.com

Press:
Jake Schuster
fama PR for SentinelOne
P: 617-986-5000
E: S1@famapr.com

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