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RHT Sales vs. its Competitors Q4 2018



Comparing the results to its competitors, Red Hat Inc reported Total Revenue increase in the 4 quarter 2018 by 13.21 % year on year.
The sales growth was above Red Hat Inc's competitors average revenue growth of 5.32 %, recorded in the same quarter.

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With net margin of 11.15 % company reported lower profitability than its competitors.

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Net Income Comparison


Red Hat Inc Net Income in 4 quarter 2018 declined year on year by -6.77 %, despite income growth by most of its competitors

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Red Hat Inc's Comment on Competitors and Industry Peers


We compete with a number of large and well-established companies that have significantly greater financial resources, larger development staffs and more extensive marketing and distribution capabilities. No assurance can be given that our efforts to compete effectively will be sufficient.
We believe that the major factors affecting the competitive landscape for our offerings include:


the name and reputation of the vendor or competitive offering; the product price, performance, reliability, security and functionality;

the alliances of the vendor with major industry hardware and/or software providers;the ability to adapt development, sales, marketing and support to the open source software model;

the financial and value relationship of subscription services;

the channel strength and number of channel partners of the vendor;

the quality of consulting and support services;

the number of Global 2000 company reference accounts;

the number of cloud computing partners and reference accounts;

the availability of third-party enterprise applications that are compatible with the technology;

the breadth of hardware and software ecosystem compatibility;

the management framework for administering the software technologies;

the ability of the vendor to quickly diagnose software issues and provide patches and other solutions; and

the strength of the vendor’s relationships and reputation in the open source community.

With respect to our operating system offerings, our competitors include Microsoft, which offers a hardware-independent, multi-user operating system that competes with Red Hat’s offerings. Moreover, we also compete with HP, IBM, Oracle and Unisys Corporation, each of which offer the UNIX operating system. Many of these competitors bundle competitive operating systems, such as UNIX, with their own hardware and additional software offerings, thereby making it more difficult for us to penetrate their customer bases. With respect to Linux operating systems, our competitors include The Attachmate Group, Inc. (“Attachmate”), with its SUSE brand of Linux, and Oracle’s Linux offering. We also compete with freely available Linux distributions, such as CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

With respect to our virtualization offerings, our competitors include Attachmate, Citrix Systems, Inc. (“Citrix”), Microsoft, Oracle and VMware. Microsoft and VMware offer virtualization technologies that are certified and supported with Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system offerings, and Microsoft supports its server operating systems and application servers running on our virtualization offerings.

With respect to our middleware offerings, our competitors include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Pivotal Software, Inc. (“Pivotal”). All of these vendors offer the majority of their middleware products under a typical proprietary software license model. IBM and Oracle often bundle hardware and software for their customers, making it more difficult for us to penetrate their customer bases. Our middleware offering is heavily dependent on the Java programming language, which is controlled by Oracle.
With respect to our storage offerings, we compete with companies that provide software-based storage products, such as EMC and NetApp. Public cloud providers, such as Amazon and Rackspace, also offer storage capabilities.

With respect to our cloud technologies, we compete with companies that provide tools for enterprises to create private clouds, such as Citrix, Microsoft, Pivotal, and VMware, as well as with companies that provide public clouds and that allow users to consume computing resources as a service without the need to purchase equipment or software, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Rackspace.

With respect to our service offerings, we face competition in the markets for services related to the development, deployment and integration of enterprise technologies. Our competitors in these markets include Accenture plc, HP, IBM, and Tata Consultancy Services Limited, as well as other technology consulting companies.

Due to the nature of open source technology, the open source software model is not characterized by the traditional barriers to entry that are found in the proprietary software model. For example, the financial and legal barriers to creating a new Linux distribution are relatively low because the software components typically included in Linux distributions are publicly available under open source licenses that permit copying, modification and redistribution. Anyone can use, copy, modify and redistribute Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware and our other open source offerings. However, they are not permitted to refer to these products as “Red Hat” or “Red Hat JBoss” products unless they have a formal business relationship with us that allows for such references. Moreover, our customers agree that during their support relationship with Red Hat, they will purchase a support subscription for each computer system, core, socket or other unit on which they deploy Red Hat’s software. In addition, the primary means by which customers can receive a certified version of Red Hat enterprise software, as well as new versions of the software, security updates, fixes, functionality enhancements and upgrades to the technology, if and when available, is to purchase and maintain a current subscription directly from us or our partners with whom we have agreements.

Although we believe that we generally compete on par or favorably with many of our competitors in a number of respects, we believe that a number of our key competitors currently have superior marketing and distribution capabilities. In addition, there are significantly more enterprise infrastructure applications available for competing operating systems technologies, such as Windows, than there are for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. An integral part of our strategy has been to help address these shortcomings by, among other methods, strengthening our existing strategic and channel partner relationships and entering into new ones to expand our marketing and distribution capabilities and by attracting more attention to the open source movement. Also, increasing the adoption of Red Hat enterprise technologies should create additional opportunities and incentives for software developers to write more applications that are compatible with Red Hat enterprise technologies.





  

Total Segment Market Share Q4 2018

Red Hat Inc achieved revenue growth of 13.06 % in Total segment, and improved market share, to approximate 1.85 %.



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*Market share is not actual measurement, only performance comparison of companies which report and operate within the same segment.

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RHT's vs. Competition, Data

(Revenue and Income for Trailing 12 Months, in Millions of $, except Employees)



COMPANY NAME TICKER MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Red Hat Inc RHT 33,807 3,255 282 7,300
Apple Inc AAPL 911,930 261,612 59,431 92,600
Akamai Technologies Inc AKAM 11,720 2,714 298 2,457
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPINE 0 10 0 132
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPP 1 10 0 132
American Software Inc AMSWA 355 112 6 372
Appian Corp APPN 2,216 227 -49 705
Astea International Inc. ATEA 20 27 1 171
BMC SOFTWARE, INC. BMC 0 0 0 0
Box Inc BOX 2,742 608 -135 1,784
Ca, Inc. CA 18,487 4,029 413 11,600
Xura, Inc. CNSI 0 0 0 1,100
Salesforce Com Inc CRM 127,101 11,818 762 16,000
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 280,946 47,873 8,173 70,000
Citrix Systems Inc CTXS 18,736 2,918 47 10,081
Dell Inc. DELL 0 0 0 0
Emc Corp EMC 0 0 0 70,000
Evolving Systems Inc EVOL 14 32 1 314
Fireeye, Inc. FEYE 3,246 831 -243 0
Google Inc. GOOG 815,731 101,774 12,920 80,110
Hp Inc. HPQ 31,002 58,472 5,327 302,000
Hopto Inc. HPTO 4 3 1 14
Hubspot Inc HUBS 6,488 513 -64 2,081
International Business Machines Corp IBM 126,236 79,591 8,728 379,592
Imperva Inc IMPV 2,737 138 -26 1,020
Intel Corporation INTC 271,733 91,582 9,620 106,700
Mcorpcx, Inc. MCCX 1 4 0 4
MCAFEE, INC. MFE 0 0 0 0
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 909,244 118,459 33,541 118,000
New Relic, Inc. NEWR 5,724 429 -33 1,284
NOVELL, INC. NOVL 0 0 0 0
Oracle Corporation ORCL 190,869 46,819 10,749 132,000
Ptc Inc. PTC 11,277 1,299 148 5,982
Qualys, Inc. QLYS 3,405 279 57 869
Rapid7, Inc. RPD 2,359 244 -56 1,079
Secureworks Corp. SCWX 1,541 493 -25 2,555
Supercom Ltd SPCB 23 33 -7 215
Splunk Inc SPLK 18,398 1,601 -303 3,200
Symantec Corp SYMC 16,048 6,799 869 20,000
Validian Corp VLDI 9 0 -1 16
Varonis Systems Inc VRNS 1,776 270 -29 1,251
Zim Corp ZIMFC 0 1 0 5
SUBTOTAL 3,825,925 844,881 150,403 1,442,725


             
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