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MicroStrategy Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

MSTR, -3.90% a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016 (the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year).

First quarter 2016 revenues were $119.0 million versus $123.9 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 4% decrease. Product licenses and subscription services revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $29.8 million versus $27.4 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 9% increase. Product support revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $68.5 million versus $69.3 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 1% decrease. Other services revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $20.8 million versus $27.1 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 24% decrease. Foreign currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on revenues for the first quarter of 2016.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were $76.4 million versus $74.1 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 3% increase. In addition, MicroStrategy did not capitalize any software development costs during the first quarter of 2016, as compared to $5.4 million in software development costs capitalized during the first quarter of 2015.

Income from operations for the first quarter of 2016 was $19.8 million, as compared to income from operations of $22.6 million for the first quarter of 2015. Net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $14.3 million, or $1.24 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $20.5 million, or $1.79 per share on a diluted basis, for the first quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes share-based compensation expense and restructuring costs, was $21.3 million for the first quarter of 2016 versus $26.3 million for the first quarter of 2015.

As of March 31, 2016, MicroStrategy had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $536.3 million, as compared to $485.7 million as of December 31, 2015, an increase of $50.6 million. As of March 31, 2016, MicroStrategy had 9.4 million shares of class A common stock and 2.0 million shares of class B common stock outstanding.

The tables at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of income from operations to non-GAAP income from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. An explanation of this non-GAAP measure is also included under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measure" below.

Conference Call

MicroStrategy will be discussing its first quarter 2016 financial results on a conference call today beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT. To access the conference call, dial (844) 824-7425 (domestically) or (716) 220-9429 (internationally) and use conference ID 95287609. A live webcast and replay of the conference call will be available under the "Events & Presentations" section on MicroStrategy's investor relations website at http://ir.microstrategy.com/events.cfm. The replay will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call concludes until May 2, 2016 at (855) 859-2056 (domestically) or (404) 537-3406 (internationally) using the passcode 95287609. An archived webcast will also be available under the "Events & Presentations" section on MicroStrategy's investor relations website at http://ir.microstrategy.com/events.cfm.

MicroStrategy Launched MicroStrategy 10.3

In March, MicroStrategy unveiled MicroStrategy 10.3, the latest release of its groundbreaking enterprise analytics platform MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise™. This release features new data discovery capabilities and a collection of ease-of-use enhancements designed to advance business user adoption within the enterprise. To try MicroStrategy 10.3 using the new Express Install, visit: http://www.microstrategy.com/us/free-trial.

Available as a free upgrade to all cloud and on-premises customers who are current on maintenance, version 10.3 introduces new visualization capabilities for data discovery users, new gateways to leverage existing enterprise assets, a simplified express installation, and a variety of ease-of-use improvements throughout the platform. To learn more about MicroStrategy 10.3, visit: http://ir.microstrategy.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=960648.

"We take great pride in delivering a relevant, powerful and easy-to-use analytics platform to the market," said Tim Lang, CTO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "Both business and technology leaders rely on MicroStrategy as an across-the-board enterprise analytics platform because it strikes the right balance between the agility of self-service data discovery and the large-scale enterprise demands of governance, security, and performance."

MicroStrategy 10™ Showcased in BI Bake-Off at Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit

In March, MicroStrategy announced that MicroStrategy 10 was showcased in the BI Bake-Off, a product face-off that took place at the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. MicroStrategy customers Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Interstate Batteries, and Ryder System presented on enterprise data discovery with MicroStrategy 10. Each customer speaker explained how they have deployed self-service to decentralized teams and expanded analytics to new business groups while managing data governance through a centralized semantic architecture.

At this year's BI Bake-Off, MicroStrategy was invited, along with Microsoft, Qlik and Tableau, to demonstrate its data discovery capabilities in an interactive and light-hearted environment – see MicroStrategy's bake-off video

. Each vendor was asked to make data-driven decisions analyzing publicly available College Scorecard Data provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The questions asked of vendors were designed with specific data discovery functionalities and business user challenges in mind. MicroStrategy demonstrated the capabilities of MicroStrategy 10, including its data blending, data preparation, governed data discovery, and mobile features.

"MicroStrategy emerged as a top performer in 13 of the 15 categories Gartner considers critical to success with BI and analytics," said Mark Gambill, CMO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "Our inclusion in the BI Bake-Off underscores the importance of our groundbreaking enterprise analytics platform in the market and motivates us to continue to expand its innovative capabilities and value for our customers."

Gartner Report "MicroStrategy's Version 10 Blends Agile Data Discovery With Governed BI and Analytics" Published

In February, MicroStrategy announced that leading analyst firm Gartner published a report titled "MicroStrategy's Version 10 Blends Agile Data Discovery With Governed BI and Analytics"[1]. A copy of the Gartner report is available, compliments of MicroStrategy, at: http://www.microstrategy.com/us/go/gartner-report-microstrategy-10.

The Gartner report outlines the following strategic planning assumptions: "By 2018, data discovery and data management evolution will drive most organizations to augment centralized analytic architectures with decentralized approaches. By 2017, 75% of IT organizations will have a bimodal capability; half will not handle this well, by either remaining overcontrolling or outright ignoring the risks of more agile approaches. By 2018, smart, governed, Hadoop-based, search-based and visual-based data discovery will converge into a single set of next-generation data discovery capabilities, as components of a modern BI and analytics platform."

"MicroStrategy's innovative capabilities strike the right balance between agile data discovery and enterprise scalability, giving the market both data discovery and enterprise BI in a single analytics platform," said Michael J. Saylor, Chairman, President and CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We welcome Gartner's assessment of MicroStrategy 10's capabilities and our overall company strategy."

MicroStrategy Held its 19th Annual User Conference in Miami

In February, MicroStrategy held its 19th annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The conference featured more than 160 distinct sessions and 50 customer speakers, inspiring keynotes, numerous hands-on workshops, and countless opportunities to network with MicroStrategy's vast ecosystem of partners. All technical sessions and brand new...


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