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Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results


San Carlos, CA  —  Sun, 27 Oct 2019

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

 

Third Quarter 2019:

  • Total Revenue: $491 million, 4 percent increase year over year
  • Deferred Revenues: $1,242 million, 8 percent increase year over year
  • GAAP Operating Income: $214 million, representing 44 percent of revenues
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $246 million, representing 50 percent of revenues
  • GAAP EPS: $1.25, Non-GAAP EPS: $1.44

“During the third quarter our security subscriptions continued to drive results with 13 percent growth. This was underscored by expanded customer adoption of our cloud solutions,” said Gil Shwed, Founder and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies. “We continued to increase the breadth of our offerings with the introduction of CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge, providing enterprises with industry leading threat prevention driven by a cloud service.”

 

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2019:

  • Total Revenue: $491 million compared to $471 million in the third quarter of 2018, a 4 percent increase year over year.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $214 million compared to $226 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing 44 percent and 48 percent of revenues in the third quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $246 million compared to $250 million in the third quarter of 2018, representing 50 percent and 53 percent of revenues in the third quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
  • GAAP Taxes on Income: $47 million compared to $45 million in the third quarter of 2018.
  • GAAP Net Income & Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $188 million compared to $198 million in the third quarter of 2018. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.25, same as third quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income & Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $217 million compared to $219 million in the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.44 compared to $1.38 in the third quarter of 2018, a 4 percent increase year over year.
  • Deferred Revenues: As of September 30, 2019, deferred revenues were $1,242 million compared to $1,148 million as of September 30, 2018, an 8 percent increase year over year.
  • Cash Balances, Marketable Securities & Short Term Deposits: $4,055 million as of September 30, 2019, compared to $4,072 million as of September 30, 2018.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations of $244 million compared to $249 million in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Share Repurchase Program: During the third quarter of 2019, the company repurchased approximately 2.9 million shares at a total cost of approximately $323 million.

For information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, as well as a reconciliation of such non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” and “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information.”

 

Key Business Highlights

We announced several new products delivering advanced threat prevention through cloud services, for small and branch offices and expanding the data center performance at the high end.

 

Product Announcements

  • New Solution for Enterprise Branch Office Security Delivered from the Cloud: Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge allow enterprises to deploy branch office security in minutes from the cloud or on premise. The solution is integrated with leading SD-WAN providers like VMware and Silver Peak and provides a unified threat and access management platform that reduces OPEX by up to 40%.
  • Innovative Series of Small / Branch Office Appliances: The new 1500 series security gateways empower small and midsize businesses with Enterprise Grade Security. The new appliances feature 100% block score for malware prevention, up to 2 times more performance with up to 4 Gbps Firewall and 660 Mbps of full Threat Prevention. The solution delivers out-of-box Zero Touch provisioning, mobile app for security on the go and a unified management portal.
  • Latest Data Center Security Appliances: Check Point introduced the 16000 model and 26000 turbo security gateways. The 16000 Base, 16000 Plus and the 26000 Turbo deliver up to 30 Gbps of Gen V Threat Prevention security and are extensions of Check Point’s new gateway appliance series 16000 and 26000, which were introduced in June.

 

Industry Recognition

 

Check Point’s Research

Check Point’s Research Team https://research.checkpoint.com exposes vulnerabilities and attacks to ensure our customers have the highest levels of prevention and protection. In the third quarter, our publication highlights included the following:

 

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Check Point will host a conference call with the investment community on October 28, 2019, at 8:30 AM EDT/5:30 AM PDT. To listen to the live webcast or replay, please visit the website: www.checkpoint.com/ir.

 

Third Quarter Investor Conference Participation Schedule:

  • Jefferies 2019 Cybersecurity Summit
    November 12, 2019 – SF, CA
  • Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Technology Conference
    December 2, 2019 – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Wells Fargo TMT Summit 2019
    December 4, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV
  • Raymond James 2019 Technology Investor Conference
    December 10, 2019 – NY, NY
  • Cowen 6th Annual Networking & Cybersecurity Summit
    December 11, 2019 – NY, NY

 

Members of Check Point’s management team are expected to present at these conferences and discuss the latest company strategies and initiatives. Check Point’s conference presentations are expected to be available via webcast on the company’s web site. To view these presentations and access the most updated information please visit the company’s web site at www.checkpoint.com/ir. The schedule is subject to change.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements related to our expectations regarding our products and solutions, including the CloudGuard family of products, and our participation in investor conferences during the third quarter of 2019.  Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results or events in the future are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those projected.  These risks include our ability to continue to develop platform capabilities and solutions; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing solutions and new solutions; the market for IT security continuing to develop; competition from other products and services; and general market, political, economic and business conditions.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and  Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2019. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Check Point as of the date hereof, and Check Point disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Check Point uses non-GAAP measures of operating income, net income and earnings per diluted share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude, as applicable, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets and acquisition related expenses and the related tax affects. Check Point’s management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors’ understanding and assessment of Check Point’s ongoing core operations and prospects for the future. Historically, Check Point has also publicly presented these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in order to assist the investment community to see the Company “through the eyes of management,” and thereby enhance understanding of its operating performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial statements contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.

 
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