Samuel Jamieson

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NetSuite announces first quarter 2009 results

  • Q1 GAAP Net Loss Improves 16% over Prior Quarter
  • Q1 Nearly Doubles Non-GAAP Profitability over Prior Quarter
  • Q1 Posts 542% Sequential Increase in Non-GAAP Operating Income and 89% Sequential Increase in Non-GAAP Net Income
  • Q1 Revenue Increases 22% Year-over-Year to $41.6 Million

SAN MATEO, Calif.—May 4, 2009—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites, today announced operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2009 was $41.6 million, a 22% increase over the first quarter of 2008. Revenue from the Americas for the first quarter of 2009 was $33.6 million, while revenue from international regions was $8.0 million.

On a GAAP basis, net loss for the first quarter of 2009 was $3.7 million, or $(0.06) per share, as compared to $2.0 million, or $(0.03) per share, in the first quarter of 2008.

Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2009 was $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, as compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $420,000, or $(0.01) per share, for the first quarter of 2008.

Items presented on a non-GAAP basis exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation and the amortisation of intangible assets. A reconciliation of GAAP net income/(loss) to non-GAAP net income/(loss) is provided below in a table immediately following the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, along with an explanation of why these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and how they are used by management.

"We delivered results that not only met our goals, but also indicate that NetSuite continues to take market share and execute on our strategic initiatives of moving up market and extending the NetSuite platform," said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite. "In particular, our growth of non-GAAP profitability from the prior quarter was impressive."

NetSuite's First Quarter 2009 Highlights Include:

  • Appointed former New York Stock Exchange President Catherine Kinney to its board of directors.
  • Announced the SuiteCloud Ecosystem, a comprehensive offering of on-demand products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing. SuiteCloud includes the SuiteCloud Developer Network ("SDN"), a developer program for independent software developers ("ISVs"), and, a single-source online marketplace where ISVs, customers and solution providers can find applications to meet business-process or industry needs.
  • Launched the NetSuite Multi-Channel Retail Management Suite, a new vertical suite for North American retailers that allows retailers to easily manage multiple locations with a sophisticated point of sale ("POS") system, seamlessly integrate new or existing Ecommerce operations, provide a great customer experience across all channels, and gain real-time visibility and business intelligence across their companies.
  • Launched a new program for Sage software customers interested in switching from their current Sage products in order to experience the productivity benefits of NetSuite and cloud computing.
  • Extended the "Business ByNetSuite" program to offer current SAP customers the opportunity to cut costs by 50% or more.

Conference Call
In conjunction with this announcement, NetSuite will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) today to discuss the company's first quarter financial results and outlook for the second quarter. A live audio webcast and replay of the call, together with detailed financial information, will be available in the Investor Relations section of NetSuite's Web site at  The live call can be accessed by dialing 877-718-5111 ( U.S.) or 719-325-4764 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 306-9240. A replay of the call can also be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 ( U.S.) or 719-457-0820 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 306-9240.

About NetSuite
NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for mid-sized businesses and divisions of large companies. NetSuite enables mid-market companies to manage core business operations in a single system, which includes accounting/ERP, customer relationship management ("CRM"), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's patent-pending "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and the scheduled conference call contain forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans, prospects and financial results for NetSuite, including our stated expectation for future earnings, revenue and market share growth. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of NetSuite's management as of the date of this release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and NetSuite disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: the market for on-demand services may develop more slowly than expected or than it has in the past; continued adverse and unpredictable macro-economic conditions or reduced investments in on-demand applications and information technology spending; quarterly operating results may fluctuate more than expected; unexpected disruptions of service at the Company's data centre may occur; a security breach may impact operations; risks associated with material defects or errors in the Company's software or the effect of undetected computer viruses could impact operations; the risk of technological developments and innovations by others; our ability to successfully identify other businesses and technologies for acquisition that will complement our business and the ability to successfully acquire and integrate those businesses and technologies; the risk of loss of power or disruption in Internet service; failure to manage growth; failure to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights; the ability to manage operations when faced with competitive pricing and marketing strategies by competitors or changing macro-economic conditions; the risk of losing key employees; increased demands on employees and costs associated with operating as a public company; evolving government regulation of the Internet and Ecommerce; changes to current accounting rules; and general political or destabilising events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties.

Customers who purchase our service should make sure the decisions are based on features that are currently available. Please be advised that any unreleased services or features from NetSuite referenced in today's discussion or other public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 13, 2009, and any subsequently filed reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system ("EDGAR") at or NetSuite's Web site at

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company's stated results include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income/(loss), net income/(loss), weighted average shares outstanding, and net income/(loss) per share. Non-GAAP net income/(loss) excludes expenses related to stock-based compensation expense and the amortisation of intangible assets. Non-GAAP net income / (loss) excludes these expenses as they are non-cash items, are often excluded by other companies to help investors understand the operational performance of their business, and in the case of stock-based compensation, can be difficult to predict. The Company considers these events to be non-routine, and believes these adjustments provide useful comparative information to investors.

The Company considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the Company and are used by the Company's management for that purpose. In addition, investors often use measures such as these to evaluate the financial performance of a company. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the Company's operating results. The non-GAAP results should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

A copy of this press release can be found on the Company's Investor Relations Web site at The contents of the Web site are not incorporated by reference into this press release.

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