Salesforce Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2022 Results
Raises FY23 Revenue Guidance to $32.0 Billion to $32.1 Billion
- Fourth Quarter Revenue of $7.33 Billion, up 26% Year-Over-Year, 27% in Constant Currency
- FY22 Revenue of $26.49 Billion, up 25% Year-Over-Year, 24% in Constant Currency
- Current Remaining Performance Obligation of Approximately $22.0 Billion, up 22% Year-Over-Year, 24% in Constant Currency
- FY22 GAAP Operating Margin of 2.1%, and Non-GAAP Operating Margin of 18.7%
- FY22 Operating Cash Flow of $6.0 Billion, up 25% Year-Over-Year
- Raises First Quarter FY23 Revenue Guidance to $7.37 Billion to $7.38 Billion, up Approximately 24% Year-Over-Year
- Raises FY23 GAAP Operating Margin Guidance to Approximately 3.6% and Reiterates Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance of Approximately 20%
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 March 2022 – Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced results for its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2022 ended January 31, 2022.
“We had another phenomenal quarter and full-year of financial results,” said Marc Benioff, Chair and Co-CEO of Salesforce. “As we continue to see tremendous demand from customers, we’re raising our FY23 revenue guidance to $32.1 billion at the high-end of range, with non-GAAP operating margin of 20%, and operating cash flow growth of 22% year-over-year.”
“With our customers’ success driving our financial success, we’re generating disciplined, profitable growth at scale quarter after quarter,” said Bret Taylor, Co-CEO of Salesforce. “Our Customer 360 platform has never been more strategic or relevant in driving the growth and resilience of our customers around the world.”
“Fiscal 2022 was a remarkable year for Salesforce. I am particularly pleased with our focus on discipline and profitable growth which drove record levels of revenue, margin, and cash flow,” said Amy Weaver, President and CFO. “I’m confident in the momentum of the business as we build an even stronger company in FY23 and beyond.”
Salesforce delivered the following results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year:
Revenue: Total fourth quarter revenue was $7.33 billion, an increase of 26% year-over-year, and 27% in constant currency. Subscription and support revenues for the quarter were $6.83 billion, an increase of 25% year-over-year. Professional services and other revenues for the quarter were $0.50 billion, an increase of 46% year-over-year.
Total fiscal 2022 revenue was $26.49 billion, up 25% year-over-year, and 24% in constant currency. Subscription and support revenues for the year were $24.66 billion, up 23% year-over-year. Professional services and other revenues for the year were $1.84 billion, up 44% year-over-year.
Operating Margin: Fourth quarter GAAP operating margin was (2.4)%. Fourth quarter non-GAAP operating margin was 15.0%.
Fiscal 2022 GAAP operating margin was 2.1%. Fiscal 2022 non-GAAP operating margin was 18.7%.
Earnings per Share: Fourth quarter GAAP diluted loss per share was $(0.03), and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.84. Mark-to-market accounting of the company’s strategic investments benefited GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.03 based on a U.S. tax rate of 25% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.03 based on a non-GAAP tax rate of 21.5%.
Fiscal 2022 GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.48, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $4.78. Mark-to-market accounting of the company’s strategic investments benefited GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.93 based on a U.S. tax rate of 25% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.98 based on a non-GAAP tax rate of 21.5%
Cash: Cash generated from operations for the fourth quarter was $1.98 billion, a decrease of (9)% year-over-year. Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities ended the fourth quarter at $10.54 billion.
Cash generated from operations for fiscal 2022 was $6.0 billion, an increase of 25% year-over-year.
Remaining Performance Obligation: Remaining performance obligation ended the fourth quarter at approximately $43.7 billion, an increase of 21% year-over-year. Current remaining performance obligation ended the fourth quarter at approximately $22.0 billion, an increase of 22% year-over-year, 24% in constant currency.
As of March 1, 2022, the company is initiating its first quarter and full fiscal year 2023 GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share guidance, its first quarter current remaining performance obligation growth guidance, and its full fiscal year 2023 operating cash flow growth guidance. As of March 1, 2022, the company is raising its revenue guidance previously updated on November 30, 2021 for its first quarter and full fiscal year 2023. As of March 1, 2022 the company is raising its GAAP operating margin guidance and reiterating its non-GAAP operating margin guidance previously updated on November 30, 2021 for its full fiscal year 2023.
Management will provide further commentary around these guidance assumptions on its earnings call, which is expected to occur on March 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.
Our guidance assumes no change to the value of the company’s strategic investment portfolio as it is not possible to forecast future gains and losses. In addition, the guidance below is based on estimated GAAP tax rates that reflect the company’s currently available information, and excludes forecasted discrete tax items such as excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation. The GAAP tax rates may fluctuate due to future acquisitions or other transactions.
For additional information regarding non-GAAP financial measures see the reconciliation of results and related explanations below.
Quarterly Conference Call
Salesforce plans to host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 5:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss its financial results with the investment community. A live webcast and replay details of the event will be available on the Salesforce Investor Relations website at www.salesforce.com/investor.
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