SolarWinds Announces First Quarter 2019 Results – Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarWinds Corporation (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today reported results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

On a GAAP basis, reflecting our adoption of the new standard ASC 606 effective January 1, 2019:

— Total revenue for the first quarter of $215.8 million, representing 9.6% growth on a reported basis. — Total recurring revenue for the first quarter of $177.9 million, representing 11.1% growth on a reported basis. — Net income for the first quarter of $3.1 million.

On a non-GAAP basis including presentation of results under ASC 605:

— Non-GAAP total revenue for the first quarter of $216.0 million, representing 8.9% year-over-year growth and 11.2% year-over-year growth on a constant currency basis. Non-GAAP total revenue assuming foreign currency exchange rates used in previously issued outlook would have been $216.6 million. — Non-GAAP total recurring revenue for the first quarter of $178.2 million, representing 10.4% year-over-year growth and 12.9% year-over-year growth on a constant currency basis. — Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of $103.6 million, representing a margin of 48.0% on non-GAAP total revenue.

For a reconciliation of our GAAP to non-GAAP results including adjustments for the impact of ASC 606, please see the tables below.

“We had a good start to 2019 with first quarter total revenue results that were led by subscription revenue growth and included solid maintenance revenue growth and license revenue that grew for the fifth consecutive quarter,” said Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds’ President & Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, we added over 6,000 new customers for the thirteenth quarter in a row while doing an excellent job of retaining our existing customers as reflected by a very strong 97% maintenance renewal rate and subscription net retention rate of 105% both measured on a trailing twelve months basis.”

“As we look ahead to the rest of the year, we’re excited about the opportunities for accelerating growth across our business, including the opportunity we now have to disrupt the ITSM market with SolarWinds Service Desk, which we plan to launch in the second quarter assuming completion of the Samanage acquisition,” added Thompson. “We believe that a powerful, market-leading ITSM solution offers us another opportunity to create a unique position to serve IT professionals in organizations of all sizes while expanding our addressable market and creating additional cross sell opportunities.”

“Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 of $103.6 million (ASC 605) came in well ahead of our outlook, representing a stronger than expected margin of 48% on non-GAAP total revenue (ASC 605). The first quarter also represented another period of solid cash flow generation,” said Bart Kalsu, SolarWinds’ Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Balance Sheet

At March 31, 2019, total cash and cash equivalents were $434.5 million and total debt was $1.9 billion.

The financial results included in this press release are preliminary and pending final review by the company and its external auditors. Financial results will not be final until SolarWinds files its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period. Information about SolarWinds’ use of non-GAAP financial measures is provided below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Financial Outlook

As of April 24, 2019, SolarWinds is providing its financial outlook for the second quarter of 2019 and full year 2019. The financial information below represents forward-looking non-GAAP financial information, including an estimate of non-GAAP revenue and revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2019 and for the full year 2019. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude, among other items mentioned below, stock-based compensation expense, amortization and costs related to non-recurring items. We have not reconciled our estimates of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measure as a result of uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, these excluded items in future periods. Accordingly, reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort, although it is important to note that these excluded items could be material to our results computed in accordance with GAAP in future periods. Our reported results provide reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest GAAP equivalents.

Financial Outlook for Second Quarter of 2019

Including the expected contribution from the Samanage acquisition, SolarWinds’ management currently expects to achieve the following results for the second quarter of 2019 under ASC 606:

— Non-GAAP total revenue in the range of $224.0 to $229.0 million, representing growth over the second quarter of 2018 non-GAAP total revenue of 10% to 13%, or 12% to 15% on a constant currency basis assuming the same average foreign currency exchange rates as those in the second quarter of 2018. — Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $107.0 to $109.0 million, representing approximately 48% of non-GAAP total revenue. — Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.18 to $0.19. — Weighted average outstanding diluted shares of approximately 311.5 million.

Financial Outlook for Full Year 2019

Including the expected contribution from the Samanage acquisition, SolarWinds’ management currently expects to achieve the following results for the full year 2019 under ASC 606:

— Non-GAAP total revenue in the range of $934.0 to $949.0 million, representing growth over 2018 non-GAAP revenue of 12% to 13%, or 13% to 15% on a constant currency basis, assuming the same average foreign currency exchange rates as those in 2018. This includes approximately $11.5 to $12.5 million of revenue contribution from the Samanage acquisition. — Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $446.0 to $453.0 million, representing approximately 48% of non-GAAP total revenue. This includes the dilutive impact of approximately $8.0 to $10.0 million loss associated with the Samanage acquisition. — Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.80 to $0.82. — Weighted average outstanding diluted shares of approximately 312.5 million.

Additional details on our outlook will be provided on the conference call.

Conference Call and Webcast

In conjunction with this announcement, SolarWinds will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and its business at 4:00 p.m. CT (5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT). A live webcast of the call will be available on the SolarWinds Investor Relations website at http://investors.solarwinds.com. A live dial-in will be available domestically at (877) 823-8676 and internationally at +1 (647) 689-4178. To access the live call, please dial in 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time. A replay of the webcast will be available on a temporary basis shortly after the event on the SolarWinds Investor Relations website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our financial outlook for the second quarter and full year 2019, the completion, timing and impact of the Samanage acquisition and our beliefs regarding our related market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “could,” “seek,” “should,” “feel,” “expect,” “will,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) the inability to generate significant volumes of high quality sales leads from our digital marketing initiatives and convert such leads into new business at acceptable conversion rates; (b) the inability to sell products to new customers or to sell additional products or upgrades to our existing customers; (c) any decline in our renewal or net retention rates; (d) our inability to successfully identify, complete, and integrate acquisitions and manage our growth effectively; (e) the risk that the Samanage acquisition does not close at all or when expected or that its contribution to our financial results are lower than expected; (f) risks associated with our international operations; (g) our status as a controlled company; (h) the possibility that general economic conditions or uncertainty cause information technology spending to be reduced or purchasing decisions to be delayed; (i) the timing and success of new product introductions and product upgrades by SolarWinds or its competitors; (j) the possibility that our operating income could fluctuate and may decline as percentage of revenue as we make further expenditures to expand our operations in order to support additional growth in our business; (k) potential foreign exchange gains and losses related to expenses and sales denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of an associated entity; and (l) such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018 filed on February 25, 2019 and the Form 10-Q that SolarWinds anticipates filing on or before May 15, 2019. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

Adoption of the New Revenue Recognition Standard

Effective January 1, 2019, we adopted FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) No. 2014-09 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” or ASC 606, using the modified retrospective method. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2019 are presented in compliance with the new revenue recognition standard ASC 606. Historical financial results for reporting periods prior to 2019 are presented in conformity with amounts previously disclosed under the prior revenue recognition standard, ASC 605 “Revenue Recognition,” or ASC 605. In the interest of comparability during the transition year to ASC 606, we present our financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2019 in accordance with both ASC 606 and ASC 605.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP financial measures to clarify and enhance our understanding, and aid in the period-to-period comparison, of our performance. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide supplemental information that is meaningful when assessing our operating performance because they exclude the impact of certain amounts that our management and board of directors do not consider part of core operating results when assessing our operational performance, allocating resources, preparing annual budgets and determining compensation. Accordingly, these non-GAAP financial measures may provide insight to investors into the motivation and decision-making of management in operating the business.

SolarWinds also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are used by investors and security analysts to (a) compare and evaluate its performance from period to period and (b) compare its performance to those of its competitors. These non-GAAP measures exclude certain items that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon their financing and accounting methods, the book value of their assets, their capital structures and the method by which their assets were acquired.

There are limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting and may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies. Certain items that are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures can have a material impact on operating and net income.

As a result, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the most comparable GAAP measures. SolarWinds’ management and board of directors compensate for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reviewing the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measure. Set forth in the tables below are the corresponding GAAP financial measures for each non-GAAP financial measure presented. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures that are set forth in the tables below.

Non-GAAP Revenue. We define non-GAAP subscription revenue, non-GAAP maintenance revenue, non-GAAP license revenue, and non-GAAP total revenue as subscription revenue, maintenance revenue, license revenue, and total revenue, respectively, excluding the impact of purchase accounting primarily from our take private transaction in early 2016 and the acquisition of LOGICnow for periods prior to 2019 and the expected impact of the Samanage acquisition for 2019 outlook. The non-GAAP revenue growth rates we provide are calculated using non-GAAP revenue from the comparable prior period. We monitor these measures to assess our performance because we believe our revenue growth rates would be overstated without these adjustments. We believe presenting non-GAAP subscription revenue, non-GAAP maintenance revenue, non-GAAP license revenue and non-GAAP total revenue aids in the comparability between periods and in assessing our overall operating performance.

Non-GAAP Revenue on a Constant Currency Basis. We provide non-GAAP revenue on a constant currency basis to provide a framework for assessing our performance and expectations regarding future performance excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current period results and future period estimated results for entities reporting in currencies other than U.S. Dollars are converted into U.S. Dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the corresponding prior period presented. We believe that providing non-GAAP revenue on a constant currency basis facilitates the comparison of non-GAAP revenue to prior periods.

Non-GAAP Cost of Revenue and Non-GAAP Operating Income. We provide non-GAAP cost of revenue and non-GAAP operating income and related non-GAAP margins using non-GAAP revenue as discussed above and excluding such items as the write-down of deferred revenue related to purchase accounting, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and Sponsor related costs and restructuring charges and other. Management believes these measures are useful for the following reasons:

— Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets.We provide non-GAAP information that excludes expenses related to purchased intangible assets associated with our acquisitions. We believe that eliminating this expense from our non-GAAP measures is useful to investors, because the amortization of acquired intangible assets can be inconsistent in amount and frequency and is significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions, which also vary in frequency from period to period. Accordingly, we analyze the performance of our operations in each period without regard to such expenses. — Stock-Based Compensation Expense.We provide non-GAAP information that excludes expenses related to stock-based compensation. We believe that the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense provides for a better comparison of our operating results to prior periods and to our peer companies as the calculations of stock-based compensation vary from period to period and company to company due to different valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. Because of these unique characteristics of stock-based compensation, management excludes these expenses when analyzing the organization’s business performance. — Acquisition and Sponsor Related Costs. We exclude certain expense items resulting from our take private transaction in early 2016 and other acquisitions, such as legal, accounting and advisory fees, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, costs related to integrating the acquired businesses, deferred compensation, severance and retention expense. We consider these adjustments, to some extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, acquisitions result in operating expenses that would not otherwise have been incurred by us in the normal course of our organic business operations. We believe that providing these non-GAAP measures that exclude acquisition and Sponsor related costs, allows users of our financial statements to better review and understand the historical and current results of our continuing operations, and also facilitates comparisons to our historical results and results of less acquisitive peer companies, both with and without such adjustments. — Restructuring Charges and Other.We provide non-GAAP information that excludes restructuring charges such as severance and the estimated costs of exiting and terminating facility lease commitments, as they relate to our corporate restructuring and exit activities and charges related to the separation of employment with executives of the Company. These charges are inconsistent in amount and are significantly impacted by the timing and nature of these events. Therefore, although we may incur these types of expenses in the future, we believe that eliminating these charges for purposes of calculating the non-GAAP financial measures facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of our operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. We believe that the use of non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share is helpful to our investors to clarify and enhance their understanding of past performance and future prospects. Non-GAAP net income (loss) is calculated as net income (loss) excluding the adjustments to non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP cost of revenue and non-GAAP operating income, losses on extinguishment of debt, certain other non-operating gains and losses and the income tax effect of the non-GAAP exclusions. We define non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share as non-GAAP net income (loss) divided by the non-GAAP weighted average outstanding common shares, proforma, which is calculated as if to reflect the conversion of Class A Common Stock and shares issued for accrued dividends and shares issued at our initial public offering as if each occurred at the beginning of each respective period.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. We regularly monitor adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin, as it is a measure we use to assess our operating performance. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss, excluding the impact of purchase accounting on total revenue, amortization of acquired intangible assets and developed technology, depreciation expense, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring and other charges, acquisition and Sponsor related costs, interest expense, net, debt extinguishment and refinancing costs, unrealized foreign currency (gains) losses, and income tax expense (benefit). We define adjusted EBITDA margin as adjusted EBITDA divided by non-GAAP revenue. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are: although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of the write-down of deferred revenue due to purchase accounting in connection with our acquisition, and therefore includes revenue that will never be recognized under GAAP; adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt; adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us; and other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Unlevered Free Cash Flow. Unlevered free cash flow is a measure of our liquidity used by management to evaluate our business prior to the impact of our capital structure, purchases of property and equipment, acquisition and sponsor related costs, restructuring costs and other one time items, that can be used by us for strategic opportunities and strengthening our balance sheet. However, given our debt obligations, unlevered free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary expenses.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks of) their respective companies.

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(In thousands, except share and per share information)(Unaudited)

March 31, December 31, ————- ————- 2019 2018 ————- ————- Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 434,465 $ 382,620 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $3,466 and $3,196 as of March 31, 2019 109,837 100,528 and December 31, 2018, respectively Income tax receivable 1,141 893 Prepaid and other current assets 20,811 16,267 ———– – ———– – Total current assets 566,254 500,308 Property and equipment, net 36,918 35,864 Deferred taxes 6,879 6,873 Goodwill 3,661,794 3,683,961 Intangible assets, net 891,958 956,261 Other assets, net 16,669 11,382 ———– – Total assets $ 5,180,472 $ 5,194,649 – ——— – – ——— – Liabilities and stockholders’ equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 10,052 $ 9,742 Accrued liabilities and other 40,873 52,055 Accrued interest payable 863 290 Income taxes payable 17,878 15,682 Current portion of deferred revenue 285,212 270,433 Current debt obligation 19,900 19,900 ———– – ———– – Total current liabilities 374,778 368,102 Long-term liabilities: Deferred revenue, net of current portion 26,578 25,699 Non-current deferred taxes 137,454 147,144 Other long-term liabilities 133,902 133,532 Long-term debt, net of current portion 1,901,383 1,904,072 ———– – ———– – Total liabilities 2,574,095 2,578,549 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Common stock, $0.001 par value: 1,000,000,000 shares authorized and 306,405,049 and 304,942,415 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 306 305 31, 2018, respectively Preferred stock, $0.001 par value: 50,000,000 shares authorized and no shares — — issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively Additional paid-in capital 3,019,652 3,011,080 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (10,665 ) 17,043 Accumulated deficit (402,916 ) (412,328 ) ———– – ———– – Total stockholders’ equity 2,606,377 2,616,100 ———– – ———– – Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 5,180,472 $ 5,194,649 – ——— – – ——— –

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(In thousands, except per share information)(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ———- ———— Revenue: Subscription $ 71,565 $ 63,053 Maintenance 106,292 97,000 ——– – ———- – Total recurring revenue 177,857 160,053 License 37,935 36,860 ——– – ———- – Total revenue 215,792 196,913 Cost of revenue: Cost of recurring revenue 18,159 16,887 Amortization of acquired technologies 43,817 44,319 ——– – ———- – Total cost of revenue 61,976 61,206 ——– – ———- – Gross profit 153,816 135,707 Operating expenses: Sales and marketing 60,595 52,682 Research and development 25,188 24,753 General and administrative 21,736 19,186 Amortization of acquired intangibles 16,502 17,128 ——– – ———- – Total operating expenses 124,021 113,749 ——– – ———- – Operating income 29,795 21,958 Other income (expense): Interest expense, net (27,382 ) (42,089 ) Other income (expense), net 1,297 (48,136 ) ——– – ———- – Total other income (expense) (26,085 ) (90,225 ) ——– – ———- – Income (loss) before income taxes 3,710 (68,267 ) Income tax expense (benefit) 565 (8,357 ) ——– – ———- – Net income (loss) $ 3,145 $ (59,910 ) – —— – – ——– – Net income (loss) available to common stockholders $ 3,103 $ (129,745 ) Net income (loss) available to common stockholders per share: Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.01 $ (1.28 ) – —— – – ——– – Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.01 $ (1.28 ) – —— – – ——– – Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) available to commons stockholders per share: Shares used in computation of basic earnings (loss) per share 305,653 101,644 ——– – ———- – Shares used in computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share 309,783 101,644 ——– – ———- –

SolarWinds CorporationCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(In thousands)(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ———– ———– Cash flows from operating activities Net income (loss) $ 3,145 $ (59,910 ) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 64,463 65,215 Provision for doubtful accounts 514 435 Stock-based compensation expense 7,718 41 Amortization of debt issuance costs 2,286 4,166 Loss on extinguishment of debt — 60,590 Deferred taxes (11,283 ) 1,464 (Gain) loss on foreign currency exchange rates (1,308 ) (13,543 ) Other non-cash expenses (benefits) (687 ) 572 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business combinations: Accounts receivable (10,568 ) (630 ) Income taxes receivable (250 ) (315 ) Prepaid and other assets (4,326 ) (3,509 ) Accounts payable 479 (3,785 ) Accrued liabilities and other (10,798 ) (1,966 ) Accrued interest payable 573 (10,582 ) Income taxes payable 2,546 (12,149 ) Deferred revenue 20,054 9,492 Other long-term liabilities 805 (232 ) ——— – ——— – Net cash provided by operating activities 63,363 35,354 Cash flows from investing activities Purchases of property and equipment (4,570 ) (2,946 ) Purchases of intangible assets (1,240 ) (813 ) Acquisitions, net of cash acquired — (12,990 ) Proceeds from sale of cost method investment and other 235 10,715 ——— – ——— – Net cash used in investing activities (5,575 ) (6,034 ) Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from issuance of common stock and incentive restricted stock — 1,100 Repurchase of common stock and incentive restricted stock (8 ) (45 ) Exercise of stock options 36 1 Premium paid on debt extinguishment — (22,725 ) Proceeds from credit agreement — 626,950 Repayments of borrowings from credit agreement (4,975 ) (684,975 ) Payment of debt issuance costs — (5,561 ) ——— – ——— – Net cash used in financing activities (4,947 ) (85,255 ) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (996 ) 1,738 ——— – ——— – Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 51,845 (54,197 ) Cash and cash equivalents Beginning of period 382,620 277,716 End of period $ 434,465 $ 223,519 – ——- – – ——- – Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information Cash paid for interest $ 25,423 $ 48,717 – ——- – – ——- – Cash paid for income taxes $ 8,635 $ 2,039 – ——- – – ——- –

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Reconciliation of Q1 2019 Financial Results ASC 606 to ASC 605(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 As reported ASC 606 Without adoption of ASC 606 (ASC 606) impact (ASC 605) ———– ———- ————————— (in thousands) Revenue: Subscription $ 71,565 $ 124 $ 71,689 Maintenance 106,292 235 106,527 ——— – ——– – ——— —————– Total recurring revenue 177,857 359 178,216 License 37,935 (192 ) 37,743 ——— – ——– – ——— —————– Total revenue $ 215,792 $ 167 $ 215,959 Total operating expenses(1) 124,021 1,400 125,421 Net income $ 3,145 $ (1,233 ) $ 1,912

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1. Adjustment represents the impact of the capitalization and amortization of sales commissions related to ASC 606. These adjustments are recorded in the sales and marketing line item in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.

SolarWinds Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ———– ASC 606 ASC 606 ASC 605 ASC 605 impact ———– ———- ———– ———– (in thousands, except margin data) Revenue: GAAP subscription revenue $ 71,565 $ 124 $ 71,689 $ 63,053 Impact of purchase accounting — — — 634 ——— – ——– – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP subscription revenue 71,565 124 71,689 63,687 GAAP maintenance revenue 106,292 235 106,527 97,000 Impact of purchase accounting — — — 813 ——— – ——– – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP maintenance revenue 106,292 235 106,527 97,813 GAAP total recurring revenue 177,857 359 178,216 160,053 Impact of purchase accounting — — — 1,447 ——— – ——– – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP total recurring revenue 177,857 359 178,216 161,500 GAAP license revenue 37,935 (192 ) 37,743 36,860 Impact of purchase accounting — — — — ——— – ——– – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP license revenue 37,935 (192 ) 37,743 36,860 Total GAAP revenue $ 215,792 $ 167 $ 215,959 $ 196,913 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – Impact of purchase accounting $ — $ — $ — $ 1,447 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – Total non-GAAP revenue $ 215,792 $ 167 $ 215,959 $ 198,360 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP cost of revenue $ 61,976 $ 61,976 $ 61,206 Stock-based compensation expense (372 ) (372 ) (1 ) Amortization of acquired technologies (43,817 ) (43,817 ) (44,319 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs (60 ) (60 ) (84 ) ——— – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP cost of revenue $ 17,727 $ 17,727 $ 16,802 – ——- – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP gross profit $ 153,816 $ 167 $ 153,983 $ 135,707 Impact of purchase accounting — — — 1,447 Stock-based compensation expense 372 — 372 1 Amortization of acquired technologies 43,817 — 43,817 44,319 Acquisition and Sponsor related costs 60 — 60 84 Non-GAAP gross profit $ 198,065 $ 167 $ 198,232 $ 181,558 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP gross margin 71.3 % 71.3 % 68.9 % ——— – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP gross margin 91.8 % 91.8 % 91.5 % GAAP sales and marketing expense $ 60,595 $ 1,400 $ 61,995 $ 52,682 Stock-based compensation expense (2,805 ) — (2,805 ) (25 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs (720 ) — (720 ) (669 ) Restructuring costs and other (325 ) — (325 ) (49 ) ——— – ——– – ——— – Non-GAAP sales and marketing expense $ 56,745 $ 1,400 $ 58,145 $ 51,939 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP research and development expense $ 25,188 $ 25,188 $ 24,753 Stock-based compensation expense (1,632 ) (1,632 ) (8 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs (247 ) (247 ) (852 ) Restructuring costs and other (5 ) (5 ) (106 ) ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP research and development expense $ 23,304 $ 23,304 $ 23,787 – ——- – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP general and administrative expense $ 21,736 $ 21,736 $ 19,186 Stock-based compensation expense (2,909 ) (2,909 ) (7 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs (1,231 ) (1,231 ) (3,583 ) Restructuring costs and other (194 ) (194 ) (239 ) Non-GAAP general and administrative expense $ 17,402 $ 17,402 $ 15,357 – ——- – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP operating expenses $ 124,021 $ 1,400 $ 125,421 $ 113,749 Stock-based compensation expense (7,346 ) — (7,346 ) (40 ) Amortization of acquired intangibles (16,502 ) — (16,502 ) (17,128 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs (2,198 ) — (2,198 ) (5,104 ) Restructuring costs and other (524 ) — (524 ) (394 ) Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 97,451 $ 1,400 $ 98,851 $ 91,083 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP operating income $ 29,795 $ (1,233 ) $ 28,562 $ 21,958 Impact of purchase accounting — — — 1,447 Stock-based compensation expense 7,718 — 7,718 41 Amortization of acquired technologies 43,817 — 43,817 44,319 Amortization of acquired intangibles 16,502 — 16,502 17,128 Acquisition and Sponsor related costs 2,258 — 2,258 5,188 Restructuring costs and other 524 — 524 394 Non-GAAP operating income $ 100,614 $ (1,233 ) $ 99,381 $ 90,475 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP operating margin 13.8 % 13.2 % 11.2 % ——— – ——— – ——— – Non-GAAP operating margin 46.6 % 46.0 % 45.6 % ——— – ——— – ——— – GAAP net income (loss) $ 3,145 $ (1,233 ) $ 1,912 $ (59,910 ) Impact of purchase accounting — — — 1,447 Stock-based compensation expense 7,718 — 7,718 41 Amortization of acquired technologies 43,817 — 43,817 44,319 Amortization of acquired intangibles 16,502 — 16,502 17,128 Acquisition and Sponsor related costs 2,258 — 2,258 5,188 Restructuring costs and other 524 — 524 394 Loss on extinguishment of debt — — — 60,590 Tax benefits associated with above adjustments (13,049 ) — (13,049 ) (26,166 ) Non-GAAP net income $ 60,915 $ (1,233 ) $ 59,682 $ 43,031 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ (1.28 ) – ——- – – ——- – – ——- – Non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share, pro forma $ 0.20 $ 0.19 $ 0.14 – ——- – – ——- – – ——- – Weighted-average shares used to compute GAAP diluted 309,783 309,783 101,644 earnings (loss) per share ——— – ——— – ——— – Weighted-average shares used to compute Non-GAAP diluted 309,783 309,783 304,456 earnings (loss) per share, pro forma(1) ——— – ——— – ——— –

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1. For an explanation of the pro forma calculation, please see “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Weighted-Average Outstanding Diluted Common Shares” below.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Weighted-Average Outstanding Diluted Common Shares

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Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ——– —————— (in thousands) GAAP weighted-average shares used in computing diluted earnings (loss) per share 309,783 101,644 available to common shareholders Pro forma dilutive shares: Weighted-average pro forma adjustment to reflect conversion of redeemed — 177,812 convertible Class A Common Stock and shares issued for accrued dividends(1) Shares issued at offering(2) — 25,000 Non-GAAP weighted-average shares used in computing diluted earnings (loss) per 309,783 304,456 share, pro forma(3) ——- ——- ———-

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1. Adjustment to give effect to the conversion of 2,661,015 shares of Class A Common Stock that were outstanding immediately prior to the closing of the initial public offering into 140,053,370 shares of common stock and the conversion of $717.4 million of accrued and unpaid dividends on the Class A Common Stock into 37,758,109 shares of common stock equal to the result of the accrued and unpaid dividends on each share of Class A Common Stock, divided by $19.00 per share, as if the shares had been issued at the beginning of the period. 2. Adjustment to give effect to 25.0 million shares issued in connection with the initial public offering retroactively applied as if the shares had been issued at the beginning of the period. 3. Does not give effect to anti-dilutive incentive stock awards including 7.3 million of equity awards issued in connection with the initial public offering in October 2018.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ———– ASC 606 ASC 606 ASC 605 ASC 605 impact ———– ———- ———– ———– (in thousands) Net income (loss) $ 3,145 $ (1,233 ) $ 1,912 $ (59,910 ) Amortization and depreciation 64,463 — 64,463 65,215 Income tax expense (benefit) 565 — 565 (8,357 ) Interest expense, net 27,382 — 27,382 42,089 Impact of purchase accounting on total revenue — — — 1,447 Unrealized foreign currency (gains) losses(1) (1,308 ) — (1,308 ) (12,586 ) Acquisition and Sponsor related costs 2,258 — 2,258 5,188 Debt related costs(2) 101 — 101 61,589 Stock-based compensation expense 7,718 — 7,718 41 Restructuring costs and other 524 — 524 394 Adjusted EBITDA $ 104,848 $ (1,233 ) $ 103,615 $ 95,110 – ——- – – —— – – ——- – – ——- – Adjusted EBITDA margin 48.6 % 48.0 % 47.9 % ——— – ——— – ——— –

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1. Unrealized foreign currency (gains) losses primarily relate to the remeasurement of our intercompany loans and to a lesser extent, unrealized foreign currency (gains) losses on selected assets and liabilities. 2. Debt related costs include fees related to our credit agreements, debt refinancing costs and the related write-off of debt issuance costs.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Revenue on a Constant Currency Basis(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 Growth Rate ———– ———- —— (in thousands, except percentages) GAAP subscription revenue $ 71,565 $ 63,053 13.5 % Impact of purchase accounting — 634 (1.0 ) ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP subscription revenue 71,565 63,687 12.4 Adjustment due to adoption of ASC 606 124 — 0.2 Estimated foreign currency impact(1) 2,616 — 4.1 ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP subscription revenue on a constant currency basis as if reported $ 74,305 $ 63,687 16.7 % under ASC 605 GAAP maintenance revenue $ 106,292 $ 97,000 9.6 % Impact of purchase accounting — 813 (0.8 ) ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP maintenance revenue 106,292 97,813 8.7 Adjustment due to adoption of ASC 606 235 — 0.2 Estimated foreign currency impact(1) 1,507 — 1.5 ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP maintenance revenue on a constant currency basis as if reported under $ 108,034 $ 97,813 10.4 % ASC 605 GAAP total recurring revenue $ 177,857 $ 160,053 11.1 % Impact of purchase accounting — 1,447 (0.9 ) ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP total recurring revenue 177,857 161,500 10.1 Adjustment due to adoption of ASC 606 359 — 0.2 Estimated foreign currency impact(1) 4,123 — 2.6 ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP total recurring revenue on a constant currency basis as if reported $ 182,339 $ 161,500 12.9 % under ASC 605 GAAP license revenue $ 37,935 $ 36,860 2.9 % Impact of purchase accounting — — — ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP license revenue 37,935 36,860 2.9 Adjustment due to adoption of ASC 606 (192 ) — (0.5 ) Estimated foreign currency impact(1) 581 — 1.6 ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP license revenue on a constant currency basis as if reported under ASC $ 38,324 $ 36,860 4.0 % 605 Total GAAP revenue $ 215,792 $ 196,913 9.6 % Impact of purchase accounting — 1,447 (0.7 ) ——— – ——— —- – Non-GAAP total revenue 215,792 198,360 8.8 Adjustment due to adoption of ASC 606 167 — 0.1 Estimated foreign currency impact(1) 4,704 — 2.4 Non-GAAP total revenue on a constant currency basis as if reported under ASC $ 220,663 $ 198,360 11.2 % 605 – ——- – – ——- —- –

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(1) The estimated foreign currency impact is calculated using the average foreign currency exchange rates in the comparable prior year monthly periods and applying those rates to foreign-denominated revenue as calculated under ASC 605 in the corresponding monthly periods in the first quarter of 2019.

Reconciliation of Q1 2019 ASC 605 Revenue to Adjusted Revenue Assuming Rates in Previously Issued Outlook

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 —————— (in thousands) Total revenue under ASC 605 $ 215,959 Estimated foreign currency impact(2) 655 Total adjusted revenue under ASC 605 assuming foreign currency exchange rates used in $ 216,614 previously issued outlook – ——- ——–

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(2) Estimated foreign currency impact represents the impact of the difference between the actual foreign currency exchange rates in the period used to calculate our Q1 2019 actual results under ASC 605 and the rates assumed in our previously issued outlook dated February 7, 2019.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Revenue Outlook

Full Year 2019 Low High Low High (2) (2) —— —— —- —- (in millions, except year-over-year percentages) Total non-GAAP revenue $ 934 $ 949 12 % 13 % Estimated foreign currency impact 12 12 1 2 —– —– — – — – Non-GAAP total revenue on a constant currency basis(1) $ 946 $ 961 13 % 15 %

Q2 2019 Low High Low High (2) (2) —— —— —- —- (in millions, except year-over-year percentages) Total non-GAAP revenue $ 224 $ 229 10 % 13 % Estimated foreign currency impact 4 4 2 2 —– —– — – — – Non-GAAP total revenue on a constant currency basis(1) $ 228 $ 233 12 % 15 %

Full Year Q2 2019(2) 2019(2) Low High Low High —- —- —- —- Non-GAAP subscription revenue growth 23 % 25 % 18 % 21 % Estimated foreign currency impact 2 2 3 3 — – — – — – — – Non-GAAP subscription revenue growth on a constant currency basis(1) 25 % 27 % 21 % 24 % Non-GAAP license and maintenance revenue growth 6 % 8 % 7 % 9 % Estimated foreign currency impact 2 1 1 2 — – — – — – — – Non-GAAP license and maintenance revenue growth on a constant currency basis(1) 8 % 9 % 8 % 11 %

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1. Non-GAAP revenue on a constant currency basis is calculated using the average foreign currency exchange rates in the comparable prior year periods and applying those rates to the estimated foreign-denominated revenue in the corresponding periods rather than the forecasted foreign currency exchange rates for the future periods. 2. Revenue growth rates are calculated using non-GAAP revenue from the comparable prior period.

Reconciliation of Unlevered Free Cash Flow

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 ———- ———- (in thousands) Net cash provided by operating activities $ 63,363 $ 35,354 Capital expenditures(1) (5,810 ) (3,759 ) Cash paid for interest and other debt related items 24,624 49,504 Cash paid for acquisition and sponsor related costs, restructuring costs and other one 4,386 6,571 time items ——– – ——– – Unlevered free cash flow (excluding forfeited tax shield) 86,563 87,670 Forfeited tax shield related to interest payments(2) (5,720 ) (10,961 ) ——– – ——– – Unlevered free cash flow $ 80,843 $ 76,709 – —— – – —— –

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1. Includes purchases of property and equipment and purchases of intangible assets. 2. Forfeited tax shield related to interest payments assumes a statutory rate of 22.5% for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

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