I don’t have time for a full review but I wanted to put this out there since there’s interest today.
Hortonworks Shares Outstandinng
Unprecedented dilution. Just be aware.
Another way to look at dilution is SBC as a % of Rev. HDP has given out SBC at a rate of over 40% of quarterly revenue for 10 straight quarters (pre-Q2, havent run number yet for Q2 but assume similar story).
I track this metric across most of the stocks currently discussed on this board and all other companies SBC % of Rev range from high single digits to mid teens, so HDP is 2X+ the next highest company and ~3X the average.
I don’t have any fancy analysis on exactly what this means for someone’s valuation / decision on HDP, but it definitely should be considered. Causes big gap between gaap and non-gaap eps.
Thanks Bear - I didn’t notice this, since I’m invested in HDP mostly to be aware of where big enterprise data is going, and don’t focus tremendously on the financials.
I’ll take a look when I get a chance, but I wonder what the proceeds of this stock dilution are going to - compensation for executives, or R&D money for the company? In the middle of a fight for technology dominance, it would make lots of sense for them to get cash if available from the market - that may not be so bad for stockholders if the money is well spent.
On the other hand, if they are overusing stock compensation, that would not be so good.