Workday Announces Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Financial Results

Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced results for the fiscal 2020 first quarter ended April 30, 2019.

Fiscal First Quarter Results

  • Total revenues were $825.1 million, an increase of 33.4% from the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. Subscription revenue was $701.0 million, an increase of 34.3% from the same period last year.
  • Operating loss was $123.4 million, or negative 15.0% of revenues, compared to an operating loss of $71.3 million, or negative 11.5% of revenues, in the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $107.7 million, or 13.1% of revenues, compared to a non-GAAP operating income of $80.8 million, or 13.1% of revenues, in the same period last year.1
  • Net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.52, compared to a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.35 in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.43 compared to a non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.33 in the same period last year.2
  • Operating cash flows were $209.2 million.
  • Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $1.89 billion as of April 30, 2019. Unearned revenues were $1.83 billion, a 29.3% increase from the same period last year.

Comments on the News

“Coming off the heels of an excellent fiscal year 2019, our momentum continued with a strong first quarter. We added many new customers across the globe – increasing our footprint across the Fortune 50 and 500 – and saw more existing customers expand their investment in Workday,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO, Workday. “Looking ahead, we believe our ability to enable more organizations to plan, execute, and analyze in one system powered by machine learning, coupled with our commitment to employee and customer success, will further solidify our foundation for enduring growth.”

“Our fiscal year 2020 got off to a great start as we delivered strong top-line growth and record non-GAAP operating profit,” said Robynne Sisco, co-president and chief financial officer, Workday. “Based on our strong first quarter results, we are raising our fiscal year 2020 outlook for subscription revenue to $3.045 to $3.060 billion, or growth of 28%. We expect our second quarter subscription revenue to be $746 to $748 million, or growth of approximately 32%. Our focus remains centered on driving strong, durable growth as we continue to invest in the business to support our long-term aspirations.”

Recent Highlights

  • Workday welcomed Ann-Marie Campbell to its Board of Directors in April 2019. Ann-Marie currently serves as executive vice president of U.S. Stores for The Home Depot.
  • Workday was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises. Workday was acknowledged as a Leader for the third year in a row.3
  • As part of its latest feature release, Workday 32, Workday delivered more than 500 new features, including deeper investments in Workday Learning and Workday Recruiting, finance-focused machine learning capabilities to help resource managers align skills resources to projects, and even deeper integration between Workday and Adaptive Insights.
  • Workday, along with 10 leading federal government agencies and large corporations from the technology and financial services industries, launched The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative. The first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership is focused on developing the next generation of motivated, mission-driven technologists to ensure a world-class cybersecurity workforce for the future.
  • Workday was ranked #1 on San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list. This is the seventh time Workday has been ranked #1 on the list. Workday also ranked #1 on the UK’s Best Large Workplaces list by Great Place to Work Institute.