SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
February 22, 2019
PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
3000 Tannery Way
Santa Clara, California 95054
(Address of principal executive office, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 26, 2019, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2019. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in the accompanying Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 22, 2019, the Company’s board of directors approved the repurchase of up to $1.0 billion of the Company’s common stock. The authorization allows the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock opportunistically and will be funded from available working capital. Repurchases may be made at management’s discretion from time to time on the open market through privately negotiated transactions, transactions structured through investment banking institutions, block purchase techniques, 10b5-1 trading plans, or a combination of the foregoing. The repurchase authorization will expire on December 31, 2020 and may be suspended or discontinued by the Company at any time without prior notice. The Company had approximately 93.7 million shares of common stock outstanding as of January 31, 2019.
Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This report contains “forward-looking statements,” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, related to the share repurchase and the factors that will impact the amount and timing of purchases, if any, thereunder. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations and projections of the Company. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described under the sections titled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 30, 2018, and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings are available online at www.sec.gov, investors.paloaltonetworks.com or on request from the Company. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Description of Exhibit
Press release dated as of February 26, 2019.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC.
/s/ NIKESH ARORA
Chief Executive Officer
Date: February 26, 2019