AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 --
SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today reported results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013.
•Total revenue for the third quarter of $87.9 million, representing 23% year-over-year growth. •Combined maintenance and subscription revenue for the third quarter of $53.5 million, representing 42% year-over-year growth in recurring revenue. •GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.30 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.41 for the third quarter. •GAAP operating income of $31.9 million, or a GAAP operating margin of 36%, and non-GAAP operating income of $43.9 million, or a non-GAAP operating margin of 50% for the third quarter.
SolarWinds reported total revenue for the third quarter of 2013 of $87.9 million, a 23% increase over total revenue for the third quarter of 2012. Total recurring revenue, comprised of subscription revenue of $3.2 million and record maintenance revenue of $50.3 million, reached $53.5 million, increasing by 42% over the third quarter of 2012 and now represents over 60% of total revenue. License revenue increased to $34.4 million for the third quarter of 2013, driven by commercial market new license sales growth of 5% partially offset by a 22% decline in U.S. Federal new license sales.
On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share were $0.30 for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $0.29 for the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.41 for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $0.37 for the third quarter of 2012.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $42.0 million for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $34.9 million for the third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 20%. Free cash flow was $42.3 million for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $37.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, representing a year-over-year increase of 14%. Cash, cash equivalents, and investments at the end of the third quarter of 2013 were $222.9 million, an increase of $26.7 million from the end of the second quarter of 2013.
The financial results included in this press release are preliminary and pending final review by the company and its external auditors. Financial results will not be final until SolarWinds files its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period. Information about SolarWinds' use of these non-GAAP financial measures is provided below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."
Recent Business Highlights
"Our third quarter results serve to highlight some of the improvements we made in our business," said Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds' President and Chief Executive Officer. "The focus we placed on capitalizing on our opportunity within network management drove the highest individual and collective commercial market growth of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, Netflow Traffic Analyzer, and Network Configuration Monitor in six quarters. Within our systems management product portfolio, both our flagship Server and Application Monitor and Virtualization Manager saw solid year-over-year commercial market growth, reflecting the efforts we made to increase our relevance to sysadmins and penetrate the significant opportunity we believe exists for SolarWinds in systems management," continued Thompson.