Salesforce announces record fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results
Salesforce has rounded off a great financial year by announcing a record fourth fiscal quarter for 2019, delivering revenue of $3.60 billion.
Salesforce projected a strong finish to the 2019 financial year, and the results posted for quarter four show an increase in revenue across the board of around 25%. What’s more, Salesforce will again by increasing its revenue guidance from the figures provided in November 2018 for the full fiscal year 2020. The company’s dominance of the CRM market shows no signs of dwindling.
Salesforce’s fourth-quarter revenue of $3.60 billion is an increase of 26% year-over-year, with a full year revenue of $13.28 billion, also up 26% year-over-year.
Salesforce Chairman and co-CEO, Mark Benioff, was quick to celebrate his company’s record-breaking year. “We had another year of outstanding revenue growth, surpassing $13 billion in revenue faster than any other enterprise software company in history. As companies of all sizes turn to Salesforce, we’re enabling them to put the customer at the center of their digital transformation through our intelligent Customer 360 platform. I’ve never been more excited about the opportunity ahead.”
“Our relentless focus on delivering innovation and customer success has fueled our growth and solidified our leadership in the enterprise,” said Keith Block, co-CEO, Salesforce. “This is just the beginning, which is why we’re now targeting $26 to $28 billion in revenue by FY23 – organically doubling our revenue again in the next four years.”
The success of Salesforce paints a bright future for those working with the technology. As a specialist Salesforce recruiter, Mason Frank looks forward to growth in the Salesforce partner and customer ecosystem, as more and more organizations across the globe embrace the world’s number one CRM technology.
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“Every day we connect hundreds of Salesforce professionals with businesses utilizing the company’s products,” said Andy Mason, Director of Mason Frank.
“It’s encouraging to see Salesforce’s continuing growth and dominance in the CRM market space. To be aligned with a company that continues to scale at pace, while investing in R&D and innovating is extremely exciting, especially as Salesforce is still yet to fully realize its potential in the technology sector.”
Salesforce delivered the following results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019:
Revenue: Total fourth-quarter revenue was $3.60 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year, and 27% in constant currency. Subscription and support revenues were $3.38 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year. Professional services and other revenues were $228 million, an increase of 16% year-over-year.
Full fiscal year 2019 revenue was $13.28 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year, and 26% in constant currency. Subscription and support revenues were $12.41 billion, an increase of 27% year-over-year. Professional services and other revenues were $869 million, an increase of 12% year-over-year.
Earnings per Share: Fourth quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.46, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.70. GAAP diluted earnings per share benefited by $0.17 related to the net benefit of tax adjustments. Mark-to-market accounting of the company’s strategic investments, required by ASU 2016-01, benefited GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.12 based on the US tax rate of 25% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.12 based on our non-GAAP tax rate of 21.5%.
For the fiscal year 2019, GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.43, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $2.75. Mark-to-market accounting of the company’s strategic investments, required by ASU 2016-01, benefited GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.52 based on the US tax rate of 25% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.55 based on our non-GAAP tax rate of 21.5%.
Cash: Cash generated from operations for the fourth quarter was $1.33 billion, an increase of 27% year-over-year. Cash generated from operations for the full fiscal year 2019 was $3.40 billion, an increase of 24% year-over-year. Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities ended the fourth quarter at $4.34 billion.
Remaining Performance Obligation: Remaining performance obligation, representing future revenues that are under contract but have not yet been recognized, ended the fourth quarter at approximately $25.7 billion, an increase of 25% year-over-year. This includes approximately $450 million related to the remaining performance obligation from MuleSoft. Current remaining performance obligation, which represents the future revenues under contract expected to be recognized over the next 12 months, ended the fourth quarter at approximately $11.9 billion, an increase of 24% year-over-year.
Unearned Revenue: Unearned revenue on the balance sheet as of January 31, 2019 was $8.56 billion, an increase of 22% year-over-year, and 24% in constant currency.
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