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Tableau Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (DATA) today reported results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

  • Total revenue grew to $170.8 million, up 64% year over year.
  • License revenue grew to $109.5 million, up 57% year over year.
  • International revenue grew to $42.2 million, up 75% year over year.
  • Added more than 3,100 new customer accounts.
  • Closed 296 transactions greater than $100,000.
  • Diluted GAAP loss per share was $0.19; diluted non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.14.

"I am very pleased with Tableau's performance this quarter. We continue to demonstrate solid business growth as more customers embrace the Tableau way of analytics with great enthusiasm and success," said Christian Chabot, Chief Executive Officer of Tableau Software. "As a result, we had another record quarter of new customer wins. More than 3,100 new customer accounts were added in Q3, bringing the total to more than 35,000 worldwide."

"We remain focused on product innovation and advancing our platform to bring even more value to our growing customer base," continued Chabot. "At the Tableau Customer Conference last month, we demonstrated some of our newest innovations in visual analytics, data integration, data preparation, server administration, cloud and mobile, some of which are slated for Tableau 10 next year."

Financial Highlights

Total revenue increased 64% to $170.8 million, up from $104.5 million in the third quarter of 2014. License revenue increased 57% to $109.5 million, up from $69.8 million in the third quarter of 2014. International revenue grew to $42.2 million, up 75%, from $24.1 million in the third quarter of 2014.

GAAP operating loss for the third quarter of 2015 was $13.2 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $3.8 million for the third quarter of 2014. GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2015 was $13.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted common share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $4.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, was $18.4 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to a non-GAAP operating income of $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and related income tax adjustments, was $10.6 million for the third quarter of 2015, or $0.14 per diluted common share, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $3.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014.

Recent Business Highlights

Tableau held its eighth annual Tableau Customer Conference October 19-23 in Las Vegas. The conference sold out again this year, with more than 10,000 customers and partners in attendance. More than 100 customers spoke at the conference including Cisco, Credit Suisse, Comcast, Target and PepsiCo, among others. In addition, 70 partners including InfoSys, Deloitte, HP, Cloudera, Amazon Web Services, Informatica, Splunk, Alteryx, and Accenture, among others, participated in the expo showcase, demonstrating the breadth of Tableau's partner ecosystem.

In recent months Tableau also:

  • Released Tableau 9.1, giving users more ways to answer questions with data, an entirely new mobile experience, new options for connecting to data and easier security and authentication for the enterprise.
  • Signed an alliance with Deloitte Consulting LLP to enhance Deloitte's ability to deliver self-service analytics to enterprise customers.
  • Announced new integrations with Amazon Web Services (AWS), including a connector for Amazon Aurora as well as the launch of Tableau Server listings in AWS Marketplace.
  • Launched the Tableau for Non-Profits free software program to enable small non-profits to benefit from using Tableau.
  • Named as a Gold Medalist in Puget Sound Business Journal's 2015 Washington's Best Workplaces.
  • Announced expansion into China with the launch of an office in Shanghai.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

In conjunction with this announcement, Tableau will host a conference call at 1:30pm PT (4:30pm ET) today to discuss Tableau's third quarter 2015 financial results. A live audio webcast and replay of the call, together with detailed financial information, will be available in the Investor Relations section of Tableau's website at The live call can be accessed by dialing (877) 201-0168 (U.S.) or (647) 788-4901 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode 53730820. A replay of the call can also be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 53730820.

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