JFrog Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

PRESS RELEASE, May 3, 2023

  • Total Revenues of $79.8 million; up 25% Year-over-Year
  • Cloud Revenues Up 49% Year-over-Year; driven by increased customer usage
  • Won: “Most Comprehensive DevSecOps” (Global InfoSec Awards)

Sunnyvale, Calif., May 3, 2023JFrog Ltd. (“JFrog”) (Nasdaq: FROG), the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

“JFrog’s first quarter revenue and non-GAAP profitability exceeded our guidance range, driven by improved usage of our cloud services, solid execution by our direct enterprise sales team, and a growing co-sell motion with our partners amidst a challenging macro environment,” said Shlomi Ben Haim, JFrog CEO and Co-founder. “The market continues to validate the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform as a mission-critical piece of companies’ infrastructure, reflecting the reality that software packages and binaries are the primary assets companies manage and secure across DevOps and DevSecOps. We’re excited about the continued growing demand for our solutions and anticipate material contribution from JFrog security products. This drives our belief that JFrog can sustain solid growth that generates significant free cash flow margins over the next five years.”

First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the first quarter of 2023 equaled $79.8 million, up 25% year-over-year.
  • GAAP Gross Profit was $61.4 million; GAAP Gross Margin was 76.9%.
  • Non-GAAP Gross Profit was $66.2 million; Non-GAAP Gross Margin was 82.9%.
  • GAAP Operating Loss was ($23.2) million; GAAP Operating Margin was (29.1%).
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income was $2.7 million; Non-GAAP Operating Margin was 3.4%.
  • GAAP Net Loss Per Share was ($0.21); Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.06.
  • Operating Cash Flow was ($1.1) million; Free Cash Flow of ($1.4) million.
  • Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Investments were $447.2 million as of March 31, 2023.
  • Remaining performance obligations were $210.6 million as of March 31, 2023.

Recent Business & Product Highlights 

  • Cloud revenue equaled $25.0 million during the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 49% year-over-year. Cloud revenue represented 31% of total revenue, compared to 26% in the year ago period.
  • Net Dollar Retention rate for the trailing four quarters was 124%.
  • $100K ARR customers increased to 785 customers, compared with 599 in the year ago period.
  • $1 million ARR customers increased to 21 customers, up from 16 customers in the year-ago period.
  • Customers adopting the end-to-end JFrog Platform Enterprise+ subscription represented 44% of total revenue versus 35% in the year-ago period.
  • Announced on-premises and hybrid availability of JFrog Advanced Security
  • Held annual Leap customer symposium for top customers, sharing roadmaps & innovation.
  • Won the “Most Comprehensive DevSecOps” category in the 11th Annual Global InfoSec Awards from Cyber Defense Magazine.
  • Appointed new CIO, Aran Azarzar, to executive staff.

Second Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Outlook

  • Second Quarter 2023 Outlook:
    • Revenue between $82.5 million and $83.5 million
    • Non-GAAP operating income between $3.0 million and $4.0 million
    • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share between $0.05 and $0.06, assuming approximately 108 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Outlook:
    • Revenue between $341.5 million to $345.5 million
    • Non-GAAP operating income between $19.0 million and $20.0 million
    • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share between $0.19 and $0.21 assuming approximately 110 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding

The section titled “Non-GAAP Financial Information” below describes our usage of non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations between historical GAAP and non-GAAP information are contained at the end of this press release following the accompanying financial data.

Conference Call Details

  • Event: JFrog’s First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results Conference Call
  • Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)

A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the investor relations website at https://investors.jfrog.com/events-and-presentations.

About JFrog

JFrog Ltd. (Nasdaq: FROG), is on a mission to create a world of software delivered without friction from developer to device. Driven by a “Liquid Software” vision, the JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform is a single system of record that powers organizations to build, manage, and distribute software quickly and securely, ensuring it is available, traceable, and tamper-proof. The integrated security features also help identify, protect, and remediate against threats and vulnerabilities. JFrog’s hybrid, universal, multi-cloud platform is available as both self-hosted and SaaS services across major cloud service providers. Millions of users and 7K+ customers worldwide, including a majority of the FORTUNE 100, depend on JFrog to secure their mission-critical software supply chains. Once you leap forward, you won’t go back! Learn more at jfrog.com and follow us on Twitter: @jfrog.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release and the earnings call referencing this press release contain “forward-looking” statements, as that term is defined under the U.S. federal securities laws, including but not limited to statements regarding JFrog’s future financial performance, including our outlook for the second quarter and for the full year of 2023, our long-term model and expected revenue growth through FY2027, our leadership position in the markets in which we participate, our ability to drive and sustain growth, our ability to generate significant free cash flow margins over the next 5 years, our expectations regarding the market and revenue potential for JFrog Artifactory, JFrog Xray, JFrog Distribution and JFrog Connect, including the efficacy and benefit of integrating of any of the foregoing with other products and platform, our expectations regarding the mission-critical nature of the “JFrog Software Supply Chain Platform” to our customers’ infrastructure, the growth potential of our cloud business, including hybrid and multi-cloud, our ability to provide effective tools and solutions to detect and remediate security vulnerabilities, the ability of our strategic sales team to grow the business across top-tier accounts, our ability to expand usage of our platform in the government and commercial sectors, our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions into our business operations, including the JFrog Platform, and realize anticipated benefits and synergies from such acquisitions, our ability to contribute data to global security standards bodies, and our ability to innovate and meet market demands and the software supply chain needs of our customers. These forward-looking statements are based on JFrog’s current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that may cause JFrog’s actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement.

There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release and our earnings call, including but not limited to: risks associated with managing our rapid growth; our history of losses; our limited operating history; our ability to retain and upgrade existing customers our ability to attract new customers; our ability to effectively develop and expand our sales and marketing capabilities; our ability to integrate and realize anticipated synergies from acquisitions of complementary businesses; risk of a security breach incident or product vulnerability; risk of interruptions or performance problems associated with our products and platform capabilities; our ability to adapt and respond to rapidly changing technology or customer needs; our ability to compete in the markets in which we participate; our ability to successfully integrate technology from recent acquisitions, into our offerings; our ability to provide continuity to our respective customers following our acquisitions, and our ability to realize innovations following the acquisition; general market, political, economic, and business conditions; and the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings and reports that we may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements represent our beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. We disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

JFrog discloses the following non-GAAP financial measures in this release and the earnings call referencing this press release: non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses (research and development, sales and marketing, general and administrative), non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share, non-GAAP net income (loss) per basic share, and free cash flow. JFrog uses each of these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short- and long-term operating plans, and to evaluate JFrog’s financial performance. JFrog believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating its operational performance, as further discussed below. JFrog’s non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in its industry, as other companies in its industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring and unusual items. In addition, there are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and exclude expenses that may have a material impact on JFrog’s reported financial results.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of the historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. 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, reconciling items that may be incurred in the future such as share-based compensation, the effect of which may be significant.

JFrog defines non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating expenses (research and development, sales and marketing, general and administrative), non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) as the respective GAAP balances, adjusted for, as applicable: (1) share-based compensation expense; (2) the amortization of acquired intangibles; (3) acquisition-related costs; (4) legal settlement costs and (5) income tax effects. JFrog defines free cash flow as Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, minus capital expenditures. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these historical non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and others in assessing JFrog’s operating performance due to the following factors:

Share-based compensation. JFrog utilizes share-based compensation to attract and retain employees. It is principally aimed at aligning their interests with those of its shareholders and at long-term retention, rather than to address operational performance for any particular period. As a result, share-based compensation expenses vary for reasons that are generally unrelated to financial and operational performance in any particular period.

Amortization of acquired intangibles. JFrog views amortization of acquired intangible assets as items arising from pre-acquisition activities determined at the time of an acquisition. While these intangible assets are evaluated for impairment regularly, amortization of the cost of acquired intangibles is an expense that is not typically affected by operations during any particular period.

Acquisition-related costs. Acquisition-related costs include expenses related to acquisitions of other companies. JFrog views acquisition-related costs as expenses that are not necessarily reflective of operational performance during a period.

Legal settlement costs. From time-to-time JFrog incurs charges related to litigation settlements. We exclude these charges and related professional service costs when associated with a significant settlement because they are not reflective of JFrog’s ongoing business and operating results.

Income tax effects. JFrog’s non-GAAP financial results are adjusted for income tax effects related to these non-GAAP adjustments and changes in our assessment regarding the realizability of our deferred tax assets, if any. Excluding income tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments provides a more accurate view of JFrog’s operating results.

Non-GAAP weighted average share count. Diluted GAAP and non-GAAP weighted-average shares are the same, except in periods that there is a GAAP loss and a non-GAAP income. The non-GAAP weighted-average shares used to compute the non-GAAP net income per share – diluted are adjusted to reflect dilution equal to the dilutive impact had there been GAAP income.

Additionally, JFrog’s management believes that the non-GAAP financial measure, free cash flow, is meaningful to investors because management reviews cash flows generated from operations after taking into consideration capital expenditures due to the fact that these expenditures are considered to be a necessary component of ongoing operations.

Operating Metrics

JFrog’s number of customers with annual recurring revenue (“ARR”) of $100,000 or more is based on the ARR of each customer, as of the last month of the quarter. JFrog’s number of customers with ARR of $1 million or more is based on the ARR of each customer, as of the last month of the quarter. JFrog defines ARR as the annualized revenue run-rate of subscription agreements from all customers as of the last month of the quarter. The ARR includes monthly subscription customers, so long as JFrog generates revenue from these customers. JFrog annualizes its monthly subscriptions by taking the revenue it would contractually expect to receive from such customers in a given month and multiplying it by 12.

JFrog’s net dollar retention rate compares its ARR from the same set of customers across comparable periods. JFrog calculates net dollar retention rate by first identifying customers (the “Base Customers”), which were customers in the last month of a particular quarter (the “Base Quarter”). JFrog then calculates the contracted ARR from these Base Customers in the last month of the same quarter of the subsequent year (the “Comparison Quarter”). This calculation captures upsells, contraction, and attrition since the Base Quarter. JFrog then divides total Comparison Quarter ARR by total Base Quarter ARR for Base Customers. JFrog’s net dollar retention rate in a particular quarter is obtained by averaging the result from that particular quarter with the corresponding results from each of the prior three quarters.

Investor Contact: Jeff Schreiner, jeffs@jfrog.com