Record quarterly revenue of $24.0 million, up 52% year-over-year
Record quarterly gross profit of $17.2 million, up 54% year-over-year
Record Q1 Bookings of $24.0 million, up 67% year-over-year
Quarterly gross margin of 71%, consistent year-over-year, and Non-GAAP gross margin of 74%, up 230 basis points year-over-year
Ended the quarter with over 891 clients and approximately 8.2 million users
Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $24.0 million, representing a 52% increase compared to the same period in 2011.
Bookings, which the company defines as revenue plus the change in deferred revenue, were $24.0 million for the first quarter of 2012, representing a 67% increase compared to the first quarter of 2011. Deferred revenue at March 31, 2012 was $55.8 million, which was 72% higher than the balance at March 31, 2011.
“We are extremely pleased with our first quarter and our continued innovation with the launch of our Recruiting Cloud and Volunteer Management System,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone. “We continue to acquire marquee accounts and grow existing accounts. As our bookings demonstrate, the momentum of our business has not slowed down. The expansion of our products and services, as well as the growth of our global sales teams and our acquisition of Sonar6, has allowed us to grow our total addressable market with new and existing clients alike.”
Gross profit for the first quarter of 2012 was $17.2 million, representing a 54% year-over-year improvement compared to the same period in 2011. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 was 71.5% compared to 70.9% in the same period in 2011. Non-GAAP gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 was 73.5% compared to 71.2% in the same period of 2011.
In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or on a "GAAP" basis, Cornerstone's net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $8.1 million, or $(0.16) per share, compared to a net loss of $47.6 million, or $(3.65) per share, for the first quarter of 2011.
Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $4.9 million, or $(0.10) per share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $3.7 million, or $(0.26) per share, for the same period in 2011.
During the first quarter of 2012, net cash provided by operating activities was $3.0 million and non-GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $3.2 million.
At March 31, 2012, Cornerstone’s total cash and cash equivalents were $87.2 million and accounts receivable were $25.1 million.
Cornerstone ended the quarter with 891 clients and approximately 8.2 million users, representing 59% and 57% year-over-year growth and 11% and 9% when compared to the prior quarter, of Cornerstone’s client base and users, respectively.
 Bookings, non-GAAP net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP net loss per share, and non-GAAP gross margin are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the discussion in the section "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the reconciliations at the end of this release.
Quarterly Conference Call
Cornerstone OnDemand will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2012 results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ES) today. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the company's Investor Relations Web site at http://investors.cornerstoneondemand.com/events.cfm. The live call can be accessed by dialing (888) 357-3694 (U.S.) or (973) 890-8276 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 80975882. A replay of the call will also be available at http://investors.cornerstoneondemand.com/events.cfm or via telephone until 12:00 a.m. PT on May 18, 2012 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 80975882.
About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand is a leading global provider of a comprehensive learning and talent management solution. We enable organizations to meet the challenges they face in empowering their people and maximizing the productivity of their human capital. Our integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution consists of the Cornerstone Recruiting Cloud, the Cornerstone Performance Cloud, the Cornerstone Learning Cloud and the Cornerstone Extended Enterprise Cloud. Our clients use our solution to source and recruit top talent, develop employees throughout their careers, engage all employees effectively, improve business execution, cultivate future leaders, and integrate with their external networks of customers, vendors and distributors. We currently empower approximately 8.2 million users across 180 countries and in 32 languages. www.csod.com
Note: Cornerstone® and Cornerstone OnDemand® are registered trademarks of Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Cornerstone OnDemand's future financial performance, market growth, the demand for and benefits from the use of Cornerstone OnDemand's solutions, and general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Cornerstone OnDemand's historical performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Cornerstone OnDemand's expectations as of the date of this press release. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Cornerstone OnDemand disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to attract new clients; the extent to which clients renew their subscriptions for our solution; our ability to compete as the talent management provider for organisations of all sizes; changes in the proportion of our client base that is comprised of enterprise or mid-sized organisations; our ability to manage our growth, including additional headcount and entry into new geographies; the timing and success of solutions offered by our competitors; unpredictable macro-economic conditions; reductions in information technology spending; the success of our new product and service introductions; a disruption in our hosting network infrastructure; costs and reputational harm that could result from defects in our solution; the success of our strategic relationships with third parties; the loss of any of our key employees; increased demands on our infrastructure and costs associated with operating as a public company; failure to protect our intellectual property; acts of terrorism or other vandalism, war or natural disasters; changes in current tax or accounting rules; unanticipated costs or liabilities related to businesses that we acquire; and other risks and uncertainties. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ materially is included in Cornerstone OnDemand's reports filed with the SEC, including its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 6, 2012.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement its consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, Cornerstone OnDemand has provided in this release certain measures that have not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures include (i) bookings, which is defined as revenue plus the change in deferred revenue, (ii) non-GAAP net cash provided by operating activities, which excludes acquisition and acquisition related costs and employer related taxes from stock-based compensation, (iii) non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss per share, which exclude, for the periods in which they are present, stock-based compensation and employer-related payroll taxes, acquisition costs, amortisation of debt discount and issuance costs, early debt retirement expense, change in the fair value of preferred stock warrant liabilities, and accretion related to preferred stock, and (iv) non-GAAP gross margin, which excludes common stock warrant charges and stock-based compensation in cost of revenue.
Cornerstone OnDemand’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analysing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to the corresponding GAAP measures, in evaluating Cornerstone OnDemand's ongoing operational performance and trends and in comparing its financial measures with other companies in the same industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to help investors understand the operational performance of their businesses. However, it is important to note that the particular items Cornerstone excludes from, or includes in, its non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the items excluded from, or included in, similar non-GAAP financials used by companies in the same industry.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to such GAAP measures has been provided in the tables included as part of this press release.
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Investor Relations Contact:
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