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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) today announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nominum, a market leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers. The acquisition is intended to add complementary capabilities to Akamai's portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai’s distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers. The all-cash transaction is expected to close later this quarter.
Carriers and enterprises are increasingly targeted by attackers attempting to exploit weaknesses and gaps in cybersecurity defenses. By combining Nominum’s carrier-grade cybersecurity solutions with Akamai’s enterprise security offerings and threat intelligence, Akamai intends to serve a larger base of carrier and enterprise customers with more comprehensive security products. These products will be designed to more effectively identify, block, and mitigate cybersecurity threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and data exfiltration.
"Akamai knows how critical it is for carriers and enterprises to ensure their online experiences are safe, reliable and fast for their users," said Robert Blumofe, Executive Vice President, Platform & General Manager, Enterprise and Carrier Division. "We believe this acquisition is a key investment in our security capabilities because Nominum will bring complementary technology, engineering, technical support and sales talent to better reach and serve our carrier partners and their enterprise customers."
Nominum is a privately-funded company headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Akamai expects the acquisition to be dilutive to non-GAAP earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter and 2018 due to integration costs and the impact purchase accounting has on revenue recognition. The dilutive impact in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017 is expected to be approximately $0.05, and approximately $0.11 for fiscal 2018. Akamai expects the acquisition to be accretive in 2019.
Akamai reiterates its intention to manage the Company’s EBITDA margins within its previously stated range of mid-30s while it integrates Nominum.
To learn more about the acquisition, Akamai CEO Dr. Tom Leighton’s keynote address from Akamai EDGE 2017, the Company's tenth annual customer conference, will be available on October 12th at edge.akamai.com/tomleightonkeynote.
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Akamai provides forward-looking statements in the form of guidance. This guidance is provided on a non-GAAP basis and cannot be reconciled to the closest GAAP measures without unreasonable effort because of the unpredictability of the amounts and timing of events affecting the items we exclude from non-GAAP measures. For example, stock-based compensation is unpredictable for Akamai’s performance-based awards, which can fluctuate significantly based on current expectations of future achievement of performance-based targets. Amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related costs and restructuring costs are all impacted by the timing and size of potential future actions, which are difficult to predict. In addition, from time to time, Akamai excludes certain items that occur infrequently, which are also inherently difficult to predict and estimate. It is also difficult to predict the tax effect of the items we exclude and to estimate certain discrete tax items, like the resolution of tax audits or changes to tax laws. As such, the costs that are being excluded from non-GAAP guidance are difficult to predict and a reconciliation or a range of results could lead to disclosure that would be imprecise or potentially misleading. Material changes to any one of the exclusions could have a significant effect on our guidance and future GAAP results.
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###The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about expected benefits to Akamai from the acquisition. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure to close the transaction expeditiously or at all, inability to successfully integrate the technology and personnel of Nominum, failure to achieve expected post-closing financial results, failure to provide expected benefits of combined solutions, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.