QlikTech Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

• Total revenue of $75.5 million increases 50% compared to third quarter of 2010
• License revenue of $45.5 million increases 51% compared to third quarter of 2010
• Americas revenue of $26.8 million increases 71% compared to third quarter 2010

RADNOR, Pennsylvania - 27 October 2011

Qlik Technologies Inc. (“QlikTech”) (Nasdaq: QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2011.

Lars Björk, Chief Executive Officer of QlikTech, stated, “We had a very strong third quarter with revenue increasing 50% year-over-year. This was a direct result of the value and quality QlikView delivers to our customers, as well as our diversified go to market strategy which has given us a balanced business and multiple avenues for growth.” Björk added, “We are also very pleased to return to profitability during the quarter, realizing modest operating leverage and benefiting from prior investments that drove our top line, while continuing to invest for future growth.”

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2011

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $75.5 million, an increase of 50% from $50.3 million in the third quarter of 2010. License revenue was $45.5 million, an increase of 51% from $30.1 million in the third quarter of 2010. Maintenance revenue was $23.0 million, an increase of 54% from $15.0 million in the third quarter of 2010. Professional services revenue was $7.0 million, an increase of 35% from $5.2 million in the third quarter of 2010.

GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2011 was $2.1 million, compared to GAAP operating income of $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2010. GAAP net income was $2.3 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted common share, compared to a GAAP net loss of ($0.5) million or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2010.

Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation and employer payroll taxes related to stock transactions was $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2011, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $4.0 million for the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income was $4.1 million for the third quarter of 2011, compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.4 million for the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted common share for the third quarter of 2011 was $0.05, compared to non-GAAP net income per basic and diluted common share of $0.01 and $0.00 for the third quarter of 2010.

GAAP and non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2011 include a $0.8 million foreign exchange gain, compared to a foreign exchange loss of ($3.3) million in the prior year period.

The tables at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP income (loss) from operations and net income (loss) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Cash and cash equivalents were $170.1 million as of September 30, 2011, compared to $158.7 million as of December 31, 2010. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, net cash provided by operating activities was $11.0 million, compared to $23.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

Other Third Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

  • Revenue in the Americas was $26.8 million, up 71% over the prior year period and representing 35% of total revenue, driven by strength in the United States, our largest individual sales territory. European countries generated $42.0 million in revenue, up 37% over the prior year period and representing 56% of total revenue. Rest of World revenue was $6.7 million, up 71% over the prior year period and representing 9% of total revenue.
  • Ended the third quarter of 2011 with an active customer count of approximately 22,000, up from approximately 16,000 active customers at the end of the third quarter of 2010.
  • Added new customers during the third quarter including Aviva Investors, CIT Group, Harbor Capital Advisors, Northumbria Police, Portage Health, and Siemens AG.
  • Expanded numerous customer engagements globally through our land and expand strategy including Banner Engineering, Consortium Health Plan, Gen-Probe, Nordea Bank, Telegraph Media Group, and Wellstar Health System.
  • Announced QlikView 11, introducing social decision-making on its self-service BI platform to help business users collaborate to make more insightful decisions. With this release, QlikTech expands its vision to include all the ways people make decisions every day — with relevant data, on location, and in groups.
  • QlikView was ranked first among the BI Giants peer group in customer loyalty, performance satisfaction (least complaints), bought for features, inclination to purchase more licenses, overall competitiveness, and product quality. The BI Survey 10, conducted by the Business Application Research Center (BARC), is the world's largest independent survey of Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management (PM) users.
  • Announced a partnership with Informatica, allowing QlikView customers to have the power of big data integration with the simplicity of QlikView dashboards.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of October 27, 2011, QlikTech is issuing guidance for the fourth quarter and updating full year 2011 guidance as follows:

Fourth Quarter 2011: The company expects total revenue for the fourth quarter to be in the range of $102.0 million to $107.0 million, non-GAAP operating income to be in the range of $31.0 million to $36.0 million and non-GAAP net income per diluted common share to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.28. QlikTech’s expectations of non-GAAP net income per diluted common share for the fourth quarter exclude stock-based compensation expense and employer payroll taxes related to stock transactions and assume a tax rate of 32% and weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 89 million.

Full Year 2011: The company expects 2011 total revenue to be in the range of $315.0 million to $320.0 million, non-GAAP operating income to be in the range of $35.0 million to $40.0 million and non-GAAP net income per diluted common share to be in the range of $0.27 to $0.31. QlikTech’s expectations of non-GAAP net income per diluted common share for the full year exclude stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes related to stock transactions, and lease termination costs and assume a tax rate of 32% and weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 87 million.

The foregoing guidance supersedes QlikTech’s financial guidance for the full year 2011 discussed in the press release issued by the company on July 28, 2011, which was furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission under Item 2.02 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K on July 28, 2011.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

QlikTech will host a conference call on October 27, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss the company’s third quarter financial results and its business outlook. To access this call, dial 877-312-5507 (domestic) or 253-237-1134 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available until November 3, 2011 at 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international). The replay pass code is 15906221. A live web cast of this conference call will also be available under the “Events & Presentations” section on the company’s investor relations website at http://investor.qlikview.com, and a replay will be archived on the website as well.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, QlikTech uses measures of non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP income (loss) per share. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the closest GAAP financial measure, is presented in the financial tables below under the heading “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to GAAP.” QlikTech believes that the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release can assist investors in understanding and assessing QlikTech’s on-going core operations and prospects for the future and provides an additional tool for investors to use in comparing QlikTech’s financial results with other companies in QlikTech’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, non-GAAP operating income (loss) is determined by taking income or loss from operations and adding back non-cash stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes related to stock transactions and lease termination costs. Non-GAAP net income (loss) is determined by taking pretax income or loss and adding back non-cash stock-based compensation expense, employer payroll taxes on stock transactions and lease termination costs and the result is tax affected at an estimated 32% tax rate. QlikTech believes this adjustment provides useful information to both management and investors due to the following factors:

  • Stock-based compensation. Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of QlikTech’s employees and executives, determining the fair value of the stock–based instruments involves a high degree of judgment and estimation and the expense recorded may bear little resemblance to the actual value realized upon the future exercise or termination of the related stock-based awards. Furthermore, unlike cash compensation, the value of stock-based compensation is determined using a complex formula that incorporates factors, such as market volatility, that are beyond QlikTech’s control. Management believes it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of QlikTech’s core business and to facilitate comparison of its results to those of peer companies.
  • Employer payroll taxes on stock transactions. The amount of employer payroll taxes on stock transactions is dependent on QlikTech’s stock price and other factors that are beyond QlikTech’s control and do not correlate to the operation of its business.
  • Lease termination costs. Lease termination costs include termination costs to settle lease obligations related to facilities that are no longer occupied as well as the write-off of leasehold improvements related to those facilities that are no longer in use. Management believes that these costs are generally non-recurring and do not correlate to the ongoing operation of its business.

Non-GAAP income (loss) per share is determined by taking non-GAAP net income (loss) and, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, adjusting the weighted average outstanding common share calculations for the automatic conversion of the convertible preferred stock and issuance of common stock in connection with the company’s initial public offering as if the offering had occurred at the beginning of the period.

This press release includes forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures under the heading “Business Outlook”. These non-GAAP financial measures were determined by excluding stock-based compensation expense and employer payroll taxes related to stock transactions and assuming an estimated long-term tax rate of 32%. We are unable to reconcile this non-GAAP guidance to GAAP because it is difficult to predict the future impact of these adjustments.

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant elements that are required by GAAP to be recorded in QlikTech’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management of QlikTech presents its non-GAAP financial measures in connection with its GAAP results. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our historic non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided below.

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About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). QlikTech's powerful, accessible Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional business intelligence solutions and standalone office productivity applications. Its QlikView Business Discovery platform enables intuitive user-driven analysis that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. QlikView Business Discovery works with existing BI applications and adds new capabilities: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app–like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving more approximately 22,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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