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Hortonworks ends Q4 with subscription revenue up 146 percent

The Palo Alto-based corporation reported a net loss of $50.2 million, or $1.11 per share.

Open-source Hadoop vendor Hortonworks announced fourth quarter earnings and revenue results Wednesday after the bell.

The Palo Alto-based corporation reported a net loss of $50.2 million, or $1.11 per share (statement).

Non-GAAP losses were 72 cents per share on revenue of $37.4 million.

Wall Street was bracing for a loss of 80 cents per share with $35.7 million in revenue.

For the year, Hortonworks brought in $121.9 million in revenue with an earnings loss of $3.08 per share. Analysts were looking for fiscal year revenue of $122.28 million with a loss of $3.12 per share.

For the current quarter, Wall Street is looking for non-GAAP earnings loss of 73 cents per share with $39.46 million in revenue.

Hortonworks followed up with revenue guidance of $39.5 million.

Shares of Hortonworks jumped around 5 percent in after market trading as a result of the solid report.

Despite the company's consistent losses, CEO Rob Bearden said Hortonworks has increased its subscription revenue growth by 146 percent year-over-year. The company also managed to double its customer base during 2015.