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SentinelOne Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2025 Financial Results

SentinelOne, Inc. (NYSE: S) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2025 ended April 30, 2024. “We delivered an extraordinary 40% revenue growth and our first ever qua...

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Revenue increased 40% year-over-year
ARR up 35% year-over-year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.: SentinelOne, Inc. (NYSE: S) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2025 ended April 30, 2024.

“We delivered an extraordinary 40% revenue growth and our first ever quarter of positive free cash flow, a significant milestone in our growth journey,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne. “Our advancements in AI are redefining cybersecurity and setting new industry standards of superior security, simplicity, and savings for enterprises.”

“Once again, our quarterly performance exceeded our top and bottom-line expectations. In Q1, we marked our 11th consecutive quarter with over 25 points of operating margin expansion, and we achieved substantial positive free cash flow well ahead of our prior target,” said Dave Bernhardt, CFO of SentinelOne. “With our industry-leading technology and vast market opportunities, we anticipate delivering best-in-class growth again this year.”

Letter to Shareholders

We have 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 2025 as well as the financial outlook for our fiscal second quarter and full fiscal year 2025.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2025 Highlights

(All metrics are compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 unless otherwise noted)

  • Total revenue increased 40% to $186.4 million, compared to $133.4 million.
  • Annualized recurring revenue (ARR) increased 35% to $762 million as of April 30, 2024.
  • Customers with ARR of $100,000 or more grew 30% to 1,193 as of April 30, 2024.
  • Gross margin: GAAP gross margin was 73%, compared to 68%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 79%, compared to 75%.
  • Operating margin: GAAP operating margin was (43)%, compared to (86)%. Non-GAAP operating margin was (6)%, compared to (38)%.
  • Cash flow margin: Operating cash flow margin was 23%, compared to (21)%. Free cash flow margin was 18%, 42 percentage points higher compared to (24)%.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $1.1 billion as of April 30, 2024.

Financial Outlook

We are providing the following guidance for the second quarter of fiscal year 2025, and for fiscal year 2025 (ending January 31, 2025).

 

Q2FY25

Guidance

 

Full FY2025

Guidance

Revenue

$197 million

 

$808 - 815 million

Non-GAAP gross margin

79%

 

78 - 79%

Non-GAAP operating margin

(6)%

 

(6)-(2)%

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially as a result of many factors. Refer to the 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 expense, employer payroll tax on employee stock transactions, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, and acquisition-related compensation costs. 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 2025 and outlook for second quarter of fiscal year 2025 and full fiscal year 2025 today, May 30, 2024, 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 but not limited to statements regarding our future growth, execution, competitive position, and future financial and operating performance, including our financial outlook for the second quarter of fiscal year 2025 and our full fiscal year 2025, including non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating margin; progress towards our long-term profitability targets; and general market trends. 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 but not limited to: our limited operating history; our history of losses; intense competition in the market we compete in; fluctuations in our operating results; actual or perceived network or security incidents against us; our ability to successfully integrate any acquisitions and strategic investments; actual or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in our platform; risks associated with managing our rapid growth; general global market, political, economic, and business conditions, including those related to declining global macroeconomic conditions, interest rate volatility, supply chain disruptions and inflation, actual or perceive instability in the banking sector, potential uncertainty with respect to the federal debt ceiling and budget and potential government shutdowns related thereto, and geopolitical uncertainty, including the effects of the conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine and the judicial reform in Israel; 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 including cybersecurity incidents; 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; and risks of securities class action litigation.

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 March 27, 2024, 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 and estimates available to us as of the date hereof, and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. 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 being 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 expenses 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 asset expense is 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 believes excluding the expense associated with intangible assets from non-GAAP measures allows for a more accurate assessment of our ongoing operations and provides investors with a better comparison of period-over-period operating results.

Acquisition-related compensation costs

Acquisition-related compensation costs include cash-based compensation expenses resulting from the employment retention of certain employees established in accordance with the terms of each acquisition. Acquisition-related cash-based compensation costs have been excluded as they were specifically negotiated as part of the acquisitions in order to retain such employees and relate to cash compensation that was made either in lieu of stock-based compensation or where the grant of stock-based compensation awards was not practicable. In most cases, these acquisition-related compensation costs are not factored into management's evaluation of potential acquisitions or our performance after completion of acquisitions, because they are not related to our core operating performance. In addition, the frequency and amount of such charges can vary significantly based on the size and timing of acquisitions and the maturities of the businesses being acquired. Excluding acquisition-related compensation costs from non-GAAP measures provides investors with a basis to compare our results against those of other companies without the variability caused by purchase accounting.

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 provided by (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 (ARR)

We believe that ARR is a key operating metric to measure our business because it is driven by our ability to acquire new subscription and consumption and usage-based customers, and to maintain and expand our relationship with existing customers. ARR represents the annualized revenue run rate of our subscription and consumption and usage-based agreements at the end of a reporting period, assuming contracts are renewed on their existing terms for customers that are under contracts with us. ARR is not a forecast of future revenue, which can be impacted by contract start and end dates, usage, renewal rates, and other contractual terms.

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 Managed Service Providers, Managed Security Service Providers, Managed Detection & Response firms, and Original Equipment Manufacturers, 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.

Source: SentinelOne
NYSE: S
Category: Investors

SENTINELONE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

April 30,

 

January 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2024

 

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

198,716

 

 

$

256,651

 

Short-term investments

 

574,488

 

 

 

669,305

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

133,773

 

 

 

214,322

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, current

 

55,385

 

 

 

54,158

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

103,577

 

 

 

102,895

 

Total current assets

 

1,065,939

 

 

 

1,297,331

 

Property and equipment, net

 

57,052

 

 

 

48,817

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

17,516

 

 

 

18,474

 

Long-term investments

 

336,469

 

 

 

204,798

 

Deferred contract acquisition costs, non-current

 

70,335

 

 

 

71,640

 

Intangible assets, net

 

126,842

 

 

 

122,903

 

Goodwill

 

629,636

 

 

 

549,411

 

Other assets

 

5,941

 

 

 

8,033

 

Total assets

$

2,309,730

 

 

$

2,321,407

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

9,202

 

 

$

6,759

 

Accrued liabilities

 

105,481

 

 

 

104,671

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

55,429

 

 

 

74,345

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

4,682

 

 

 

4,689

 

Deferred revenue, current

 

391,254

 

 

 

399,603

 

Total current liabilities

 

566,048

 

 

 

590,067

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

 

101,843

 

 

 

114,930

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

16,764

 

 

 

18,239

 

Other liabilities

 

9,455

 

 

 

4,128

 

Total liabilities

 

694,110

 

 

 

727,364

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Class A common stock

 

29

 

 

 

27

 

Class B common stock

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

3,027,530

 

 

 

2,934,607

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(2,793

)

 

 

(1,550

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(1,409,149

)

 

 

(1,339,044

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,615,620

 

 

 

1,594,043

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

2,309,730

 

 

$

2,321,407

 

 

 

 

 

SENTINELONE, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended April 30,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenue

$

186,355

 

 

$

133,393

 

Cost of revenue(1)

 

50,137

 

 

 

42,583

 

Gross profit

 

136,218

 

 

 

90,810

 

Operating expenses:

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