Elastic N.V. Reports Strong Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Total Revenue of $63.6 million, Growing 72% year-over-year
Calculated Billings of $88.5 million, Growing 73% year-over-year Raised $264 million in Initial Public Offering
4 December 2018

Contact Information

Anthony Luscri

Elastic Investor Relations
(650) 695-1055

Deborah Wiltshire

Elastic Corporate Communications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and AMSTERDAM - 4 December 2018 -

Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC) ("Elastic"), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced strong results for its fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2018.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue was $63.6 million, growing 72% year-over-year.
  • Calculated billings was $88.5 million, growing 73% year-over-year.
  • Deferred revenue was $127.3 million, growing 78% year-over-year.
  • GAAP operating loss was $27.1 million; GAAP operating margin was -42.6%.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss was $14.8 million; Non-GAAP operating margin was -23.3%.
  • GAAP net loss per share was $0.63; Non-GAAP net loss per share was $0.38.
  • Operating cash flow was -$0.6 million with free cash flow of -$1.4 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $318.6 million as of October 31, 2018.

“We are very pleased with our Q2 results; our team delivered strong revenue growth of 72% year-over-year,” said Shay Banon, founder and chief executive officer at Elastic. “Search is an incredible foundation to enable our users and customers to address a variety of use cases. We’re proud of the pace of innovation across our self-managed and SaaS offerings and the rapid adoption of the Elastic Stack and our solutions by our users and customers.”

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Key Metrics and Recent Business Highlights

  • Total subscription customer count was over 6,300.
  • Total customer count with ACV greater than $100,000 was over 340.
  • Subscription revenue represented 92% of total revenue.
  • Net Expansion Rate remained over 130% for the eighth consecutive quarter.
  • Released versions 6.4 and 6.5 of the Elastic Stack with many new features including support for Kerberos and FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2, Kibana spaces for better multitenancy, Canvas for pixel-perfect visualizations, cross-cluster replication to support disaster recovery and data locality, curated UIs for log and infrastructure data, and APM support for new programming languages like Java and Go.
  • Released new SaaS features on Elasticsearch Service, the official hosted and managed Elasticsearch offering on Elastic Cloud, including custom topologies for hot-warm architectures, deployment templates for use cases like logging or security, machine learning, and a revised, more flexible pricing model.
  • Released version 2.0 of Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) bringing all the new SaaS features to hybrid and on-premise environments.
  • Held 11 successful Elastic{ON} Tour events to engage with our community of users, customers, and partners in Melbourne, Sydney, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, Denver, Washington DC, Stockholm, Frankfurt, and Santa Clara, with waitlists driven by strong demand.
  • Appointed Jonathan Chadwick Audit Committee Chair to the Elastic Board of Directors. Jonathan is a former Executive Vice President, CFO, and COO of VMware, CFO of Skype, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft and Executive Vice President and CFO of McAfee.

Financial Outlook

The Company is providing the following guidance:

For its third quarter of fiscal 2019 (ending January 31, 2019):

  • Total revenue is expected to be between $64 million and $66 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be between -30% and -28%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $0.32 and $0.30, assuming approximately 71 million ordinary shares outstanding.

For its fiscal year 2019 (ending April 30, 2019):

  • Total revenue is expected to be between $254 million and $258 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be between -26.0% and -25.0%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share is expected to be between $1.35 and $1.30, assuming approximately 56 million ordinary shares outstanding.

See the section titled “Forward-Looking Statements” below for information on the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially. A reconciliation of non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, many of these costs and expenses that may be incurred in the future.

Conference Call and Webcast

Elastic’s executive management team will host a conference call today beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Company’s financial results and business outlook. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available through Elastic’s Investor Relations website at Slides will accompany the webcast. The replay of the webcast and slides will be available for two months.

Lock-Up Release Extension

Lock-up agreements executed in connection with the Company’s initial public offering provided for early release of 25% of the shares if certain price and other conditions are met on or after January 2, 2019. However, since the Company will be in its standard quarterly trading blackout period on that date, this early lock-up release date will be extended (even if the early release conditions are met) until at least the second business day following the end of its blackout period. The Company expects to announce its earnings results for its fiscal quarter ending January 31, 2019 in late February 2019 or early March 2019. The Company will announce the lock-up release date at least two business days in advance.

About Elastic

Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians working in countries around the world. Learn more at

Elastic and associated marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Elastic N.V. and its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to Elastic’s financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP are included at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, please see the section of this press release titled “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, but are not limited to, expected financial results for the fiscal quarter ending January 31, 2019 and the fiscal year ending April 30, 2019. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties related to: our ability to continue to deliver and improve our offerings and successfully develop new offerings; customer acceptance and purchase of our existing offerings and new offerings; our ability to maintain and expand our customer base; the market for our products not continuing to develop; competition from other products; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations on our results; our business strategy and our plan to build our business; our ability to effectively manage our growth; the pace of change and innovation in the markets in which we participate and the competitive nature of those markets; our international expansion strategy; our service performance and security, including the resources and costs required to prevent, detect and remediate potential security breaches; our operating results and cash flows; our strategy of acquiring complementary businesses and our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and technologies; our relationships with third parties, including partners; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our ability to develop our brands; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees and key personnel; the impact of expensing stock options and other equity awards; the sufficiency of our capital resources; and general market, political, economic and business conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements are included under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) dated October 4, 2018. SEC filings are available on the Investor Relations section of Elastic’s website at and the SEC’s website at Elastic assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Elastic N.V.
(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended October 31,

  Six Months Ended October 31,  


License - self-managed
$ 10,204

$ 6,456

$ 17,444