The cyber security firm boasted of its first quarterly profit since its 2013 stock market float, making one cent per share after adjustments.
Fourth quarter revenue amounted to US$751mln, up 5% from the same period the year before, which was ahead of the company’s own guidance (US$739mln to US$745mln). Billings were reported at US$768mln, down 6% but above guidance (US$736mln to US$756mln).
"We achieved strong results across all key financial metrics in the fourth quarter and delivered against our year-long commitment of billings and revenue growth, non-GAAP operating profitability, and positive operating and free cash flow by the fourth quarter," said Kevin Mandia, FireEye chief executive.
"We delivered year-over-year and sequential growth in every major product group and geographic region, and we closed a record number of transactions greater than $1 million."
"We are building FireEye for the long-term, and we begin 2018 with a solid foundation for future growth and increased profitability."
Looking ahead, FireEye told investors that revenue for 2018 is expected at between US$815mln and US$825mln.
FireEye shares were up US$1.93 or 13.67% ahead of Friday’s open, changing hands at US$16.05.