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Salesforce Raises FY22 Revenue Guidance; Initiates FY23 Revenue, GAAP Operating Margin, and Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance

Salesforce Raises FY22 Revenue Guidance; Initiates FY23 Revenue, GAAP Operating Margin, and Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced the following revision to its Fiscal Year 2022 revenue guidance and initiation of Fiscal Year 2023 guidance as of Sept. 23, 2021.

  • Raises FY22 revenue guidance to a range of $26.25 billion to $26.35 billion.
  • Initiates FY23 revenue guidance of $31.65 billion to $31.80 billion.
  • Initiates FY23 GAAP operating margin guidance of 3.0% to 3.5% and non-GAAP operating margin guidance of 20.0%.

Salesforce will hold its annual Investor Day presentation today, Thursday, Sept. 23 beginning at 8:00 am (PT) / 11:00 am (ET). The live broadcast and on-demand replay will be available at www.salesforce.com/investorday2021 and at www.salesforce.com/investor. An investor presentation accompanying the program, including information regarding the Company’s financial performance, guidance, market opportunity, competitive position and economic model, will also be made available at www.salesforce.com/investor at approximately 12:00 p.m. PT on Sept. 23, 2021.

The following is a reconciliation of GAAP operating margin guidance to non-GAAP operating margin guidance for the full year:

 

Fiscal Year 2023 Guidance

GAAP Operating Margin (1)

~3.0% - 3.5%

Plus

 

Amortization of purchased intangibles

5.8%

Stock-based compensation

11.1% - 10.6%

Non-GAAP Operating Margin (1)

~20.0%

(1) GAAP operating margin is the proportion of GAAP income from operations as a percentage of GAAP revenue. Non- GAAP operating margin is the proportion of non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of GAAP revenue.

About Salesforce

Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information, please visit https: /www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO- SOFTWARE.

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Further information on these and other factors that could affect the company’s financial results is included in the reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other filings it makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of the company’s website at www.salesforce.com/investor.

Salesforce.com, inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Evan Goldstein
Salesforce
Investor Relations
415-819-2987
evan.goldstein@salesforce.com

Carolyn Guss
Salesforce
Public Relations
415-536-4966
cguss@salesforce.com

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