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Mandiant Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021

  • Revenue from continuing operations increased 21 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Annualized recurring revenue for continuing operations increased 23 percent from the end of the fourth quarter of 2020 to $279 million1
  • Deferred revenue increased 44 percent from the end of the fourth quarter of 2020 to $410 million
  • Repurchased $200 million of common stock in the fourth quarter under Board-approved stock repurchase program

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$MNDT #earningsMandiant, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNDT), the leader in dynamic cyber defense and response, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

“We achieved a significant milestone in Q4, divesting the FireEye Products business and positioning Mandiant to deliver accelerating growth and extend our leadership position in expertise and intelligence,” said Kevin Mandia, Mandiant Chief Executive Officer. “We are uniquely positioned to address an enormous market need and can concentrate all of our attention on helping organizations close their cyber security gap.”

“We had record billings and revenue for Threat Intelligence and Consulting in the fourth quarter, and our overall performance highlights the early financial and operational success in the relaunch of our company,” added Mandia.

On October 8, 2021, Mandiant completed the sale of the FireEye Products business to McAfee Enterprise, which is backed by a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group. Accordingly, financial results for the FireEye Products business for the first eight days of the fourth quarter were classified as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and excluded from continuing operations. Results of discontinued operations include all revenue and expenses directly attributable to the FireEye Products business, and exclude expenses for shared resources and general corporate overhead that remain in continuing operations for Mandiant.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights for Continuing Operations

  • Revenue of $133 million, an increase of 21 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Annualized recurring revenue of $279 million, an increase of 23 percent from the end of the fourth quarter of 20201
  • Deferred revenue of $410 million, an increase of 44 percent from the end of the fourth quarter of 2020
  • GAAP operating margin of negative 83 percent, compared to GAAP operating margin of negative 62 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of negative 17 percent, compared to non-GAAP operating margin of negative 22 percent in the fourth quarter of 20202
  • GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 54 cents, compared to GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 37 cents in the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 10 cents, compared to non-GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 11 cents in the fourth quarter of 20202

Full Year 2021 Financial Highlights for Continuing Operations

  • Revenue of $483 million, an increase of 21 percent year-over-year
  • GAAP operating margin of negative 73 percent, compared to GAAP operating margin of negative 75 percent in 2020
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of negative 23 percent, compared to non-GAAP operating margin of negative 30 percent in 20202
  • GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of $1.81, compared to GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of $1.59 in 2020
  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 51 cents, compared to non-GAAP net loss per basic share attributable to common stockholders of 57 cents in 20202

1 Annualized recurring revenue is defined as the annualized run-rate of active term licenses, subscriptions, and support contracts at the end of a reporting period.

2 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

First Quarter and 2022 Outlook

The company provides the guidance below based on current market conditions and expectations. The company emphasizes that the guidance is subject to various important cautionary factors referenced in the section entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” below.

 

Q1 2022 Outlook

2022 Outlook

Revenue

$128 – $131 million

$555 – $565 million

Annualized recurring revenue

$291 – $297 million

$360 – $366 million

Non-GAAP gross margin

59% – 60%

61.5% – 62.5%

Non-GAAP operating margin

(22)% – (24)%

(13)% – (14)%

Net interest income (expense)

$(2.0) million

($8) – ($9) million

Provision for non-GAAP income taxes

$1 million

$4 million

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

234 million

240 million

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

($0.13) – ($0.15)

($0.36) – ($0.38)

Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, restructuring charges, non-cash interest expense related to the company’s convertible senior notes, discrete tax provision (benefit), dividends on Series A convertible preferred stock, accretion of Series A convertible preferred stock, transformation and transition expense, other special non-recurring items, and shares issuable upon conversion of the company’s convertible senior notes and Series A convertible preferred shares that are anti-dilutive. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is not available on a forward-looking basis due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, the amounts of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, and non-recurring expenses that may be incurred in the future. Stock-based compensation expense is impacted by the company’s future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of the company’s common stock, all of which are difficult to predict and subject to constant change. The actual amount of stock-based compensation expense in the first quarter of 2022 and full year 2022 will have a significant impact on the company’s GAAP operating margin and net loss per share attributable to common stockholders. Further, amortization of intangible assets, as well as other non-recurring expenses, if any, will also impact results. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures for future periods is not available without unreasonable effort.

Share Buyback Update

Mandiant repurchased approximately $200 million of Mandiant common stock during the fourth quarter of 2021 under the Board-approved stock repurchase program announced in June 2021. Through December 31, 2021, the company has repurchased approximately $300 million of Mandiant common stock under the stock repurchase program. There remains authorization of an additional approximately $200 million of Mandiant common stock under the $500 million stock repurchase program.

First Quarter 2022 Conference Participation and Investor Events

In addition, Mandiant today announced conference participation and investor events for the first quarter of 2022:

Date

Presentation Time (PDT)

Conference/Event

March 10, 2022

TBD

Virtual Analyst Day for Investors and Financial Analysts

March 15, 2022

TBD

William Blair Virtual Tech Innovators Conference

The above presentations will be webcast. Links to live and archived audio webcasts for these events will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at https://investors.mandiant.com.

Conference Call Information

Mandiant will host a conference call today, February 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results and the company’s outlook for the first quarter and full year 2022. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 844-200-6205 (toll free) or 646-904-5544 (toll) and entering passcode 708954. A live audio webcast of the call can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at https://investors.mandiant.com. An archived version of the webcast will be available at the same website shortly after the conclusion of the live event.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to future financial results for the first quarter and full year 2022, including revenue, annualized recurring revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin, net interest expense, provision for non-GAAP income taxes, weighted average basic shares outstanding, and non-GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders in the section entitled “First Quarter and 2022 Outlook” above, as well as statements regarding plans, expectations, opportunities and growth.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Mandiant’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Mandiant’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include retention of existing executive leadership team members; difficulties in improving go forward execution and development of offerings during transitions; the ability of Mandiant to successfully execute strategic plans; the ability of Mandiant to maintain customer and partner relationships; the ability of Mandiant to achieve its cost and operating efficiency goals; the anticipated growth of certain market segments; Mandiant’s sales pipeline and business strategy; the timing and market acceptance of new offerings and upgrades; the successful development of new offerings and the degree to which these offerings gain market acceptance; whether and when Mandiant further executes on its stock repurchase program; customer demand and adoption of Mandiant’s offerings, solutions and services; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in Mandiant’s offerings, solutions or services; any delay in the release of Mandiant’s new offerings, solutions or services; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to the federal vaccination mandate and other governmental actions, on Mandiant’s business, results of operations, liquidity and capital resources and its ability to retain key employees; Mandiant’s ability to react to trends and challenges in its business and the markets in which it operates; Mandiant’s ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products, solutions and services to meet those needs; Mandiant’s ability to hire and retain key executives and employees, including but not limited to a new CFO to replace Mr. Verdecanna; Mandiant’s ability to attract new and retain existing customers and train its sales force; the budgeting cycles, seasonal buying patterns and length of Mandiant’s sales cycle; risks associated with new offerings; sales and marketing execution risks; the failure to achieve expected synergies and efficiencies of operations between Mandiant and its acquired companies; the ability of Mandiant and its acquired companies to successfully integrate their respective market opportunities, technologies, products, personnel and operations; the ability of Mandiant and its partners to execute their strategies, plans, objectives and expected investments with respect to Mandiant’s partnerships; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Mandiant’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2021, which should be read in conjunction with these financial results and is available on the Investor Relations section of Mandiant’s website at investors.mandiant.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and Mandiant does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law. Any future product, service, feature, or related specification that may be referenced in this release is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any offering, technology or enhancement. Mandiant reserves the right to modify future product or service plans at any time.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release Mandiant has provided financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any standardized methodology and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures used by other companies. The company uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors as an additional tool to evaluate ongoing operating results and trends, and in comparing the company’s financial results with other companies in its industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP and should be read only in conjunction with the company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the company’s non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release, and investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation.

Non-GAAP gross margin. Mandiant defines non-GAAP gross margin as total gross profit excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, and, as applicable, other special or non-recurring items, divided by total revenue.

Non-GAAP operating income (loss) from continuing operations and non-GAAP operating margin from continuing operations. Mandiant defines non-GAAP operating income (loss) from continuing operations as operating income (loss) from continuing operations excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, transformation and transition expense, restructuring charges, and other special or non-recurring items. Mandiant defines non-GAAP operating margin as non-GAAP operating income (loss) divided by total revenue.

Non-GAAP operating income (loss) from combined continuing and discontinued operations and non-GAAP operating margin from combined continuing and discontinued operations. Mandiant defines non-GAAP operating income (loss) from combined continuing and discontinued operations as operating income (loss) from continuing operations plus operating income from discontinued operations, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, transformation and transition expense, restructuring charges, and other special or non-recurring items. Mandiant defines non-GAAP operating margin from combined continuing and discontinued operations as non-GAAP operating income (loss) from continuing operations plus non-GAAP operating income from discontinued operations, divided by revenue from continuing operations plus revenue from discontinued operations.

Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders. Mandiant defines non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders as net loss from continuing operations excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, transformation and transition expense, restructuring charges, and other special or non-recurring items.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders. Mandiant defines non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders as net income (loss) from continuing operations plus net income (loss) from discontinued operations, excluding stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, transformation and transition expense, restructuring charges, non-cash interest expense related to the company’s convertible senior notes, discrete tax provision (benefit), dividends on Series A convertible preferred stock, accretion of Series A convertible preferred stock, and other special or non-recurring items.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic share from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders. Mandiant defines non-GAAP net loss per basic share from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders as non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders divided by weighted average basic shares outstanding, which excludes stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units, and shares issuable upon conversion of the company’s convertible senior notes and Series A convertible preferred shares that are anti-dilutive.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic share attributable to common stockholders. Mandiant defines non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders as non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders plus non-GAAP net income from discontinued operations, divided by weighted average basic shares outstanding. Weighted average basic shares used to calculate non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders excludes stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units, shares issuable upon conversion of the company’s convertible senior notes and Series A convertible preferred shares that are anti-dilutive.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders in the fourth quarter and full year of 2021 excluded stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, transformation and transition expense, non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes issued in June 2015 and the second quarter of 2018, and dividends on Series A convertible preferred stock. Weighted average basic shares outstanding used to calculate non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders excluded stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units, and shares issuable upon conversion of the company’s convertible senior notes and Series A convertible preferred shares that were anti-dilutive.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders in the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 excluded stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, and non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes issued in June 2015 and the second quarter of 2018. Weighted average basic shares outstanding used to calculate non-GAAP net income per basic share attributable to common stockholders excluded stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units, and shares issuable upon conversion of the company’s convertible senior notes that were anti-dilutive.

Mandiant considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be useful metrics for management and investors because they exclude the effect of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, restructuring charges, transformation and transition expense, non-cash interest expense related to convertible senior notes issued in June 2015 and the second quarter of 2018, dividends on Series A convertible preferred stock, and other non-recurring and discrete items so that management and investors can compare the company’s core business operating results over multiple periods.

There are a number of limitations related to the use of these non-GAAP financial measures versus their nearest GAAP equivalents. First, these non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation is an important part of Mandiant employees’ overall compensation and has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in the company’s business. Second, the components of the costs that Mandiant excludes in its calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures, including not only stock-based compensation, but also amortization of stock-based compensation expense capitalized in software development costs, non-recurring or non-operating items such as amortization of intangible assets, acquisition related expenses, restructuring charges, non-cash interest expense related to the company’s convertible senior notes, and dividends on Series A convertible preferred stock, may differ from the components excluded by peer companies when they report their non-GAAP results of operations. Mandiant compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP financial measures and evaluating non-GAAP financial measures together with their nearest GAAP equivalents.

About Mandiant, Inc.

Since 2004, Mandiant® has been a trusted partner to security-conscious organizations. Effective security is based on the right combination of expertise, intelligence, and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of frontline experience and industry-leading threat intelligence to deliver a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.

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