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Bandwidth Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

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Bandwidth Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total revenue of $48.3 million, up 22% year-over-year

CPaaS Revenue of $39.8 million, up 26% year-over-year

Active CPaaS Customers of 1,092, up 26% year-over-year

Dollar-based net retention rate of 119%, up from 105% in Q2 2017

PR Newswire

RALEIGH, N.C., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bandwidth Inc. (NASDAQ:BAND), a software company focused on communications for the enterprise, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

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"Our second quarter results demonstrate that we are executing against our strategic initiatives as highlighted by our dollar-based net retention rate of 119%," stated David Morken, chief executive officer of Bandwidth. "Bandwidth's financial results demonstrate the continued strength of our core business and the impact of our differentiators in the enterprise segment. This includes our highly scalable platform with our easy to use APIs, our vertically integrated nationwide IP voice network that we built and operate and our one of a kind CPaaS based 911 capabilities. We are excited to be in the best position to take advantage of the growing multi-billion dollar CPaaS opportunity."

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $48.3 million, up 22% compared to $39.5 million for the second quarter of 2017. Within total revenue, CPaaS revenue was $39.8 million, up 26% compared to $31.5 million for the second quarter of 2017. Other revenue contributed the remaining $8.5 million for the second quarter of 2018. Other revenue was $8.0 million in the same period last year.
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 was $21.7 million, compared to $17.2 million for the second quarter of 2017. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2018 was 45%, compared to 44% for the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 was $22.8 million, compared to $18.3 million for the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP gross margin was 47% for the second quarter of 2018, compared to 46% for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Net Income: Net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $10.5 million, or $0.50 per share, based on 20.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. This includes a $7.1 million income tax benefit from option exercises. During the second quarter of 2017, net income attributable to common stockholders was $1.7 million, or $0.13 per share, based on 12.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income: Non-GAAP Net Income for the second quarter of 2018 was $4.1 million, or $0.20 per share, based on 20.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Non-GAAP net income excludes the $7.1 million income tax benefit from option exercises. This compares to a Non-GAAP net income of $2.5 million, or $0.17 per share, based on 14.7 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the second quarter of 2017.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA was $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2017.


Additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, including an explanation of these measures and how each are calculated are included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has also been provided in the financial tables included below.

Second Quarter 2018 Key Metrics

  • The number of active CPaaS customers was 1,092 as of June 30, 2018, an increase of 26% from 865 as of June 30, 2017.
  • The dollar-based net retention rate was 119% during the second quarter of 2018, compared to 105% during the second quarter of 2017.

Additional information regarding our active CPaaS customers and dollar-based net retention rate and how each are calculated are included below.

Financial Outlook

As of July 31, 2018, Bandwidth is providing guidance for its third quarter and full year 2018 as follows:

  • Third Quarter 2018 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $40.0 million to $40.5 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $47.7 million to $48.2 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share is expected to be a loss in the range of ($0.19) to ($0.21) per share, using 18.8 million weighted average basic shares outstanding.
  • Full Year 2018 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $160.7 million to $161.7 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $198.0 million to $199.0 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share ("EPS") is expected to be in the range of approximately of $0.04 to $0.09 per share, using 20.9 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Bandwidth has not reconciled its third quarter and full-year guidance related to non-GAAP net income to GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS to GAAP EPS, because stock-based compensation cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Accordingly, a reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.

Quarterly Conference Call

Bandwidth will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review the Company's financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. To access this call, dial (877) 407-0792 for the U.S. or Canada, or (201) 689-8263 for international callers. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Investors section of Bandwidth's website at https://investors.bandwidth.com, and a recording will be archived and accessible at https://investors.bandwidth.com. An audio replay of this conference call will also be available through August 14, 2018, by dialing (844) 512-2921 for the U.S. or Canada, or (412) 317-6671 for international callers, and entering passcode 13681237.

About Bandwidth Inc.

Bandwidth (NASDAQ:BAND) is a software company focused on communications for the enterprise. Companies like Google, Microsoft, and Ring Central use Bandwidth's APIs to easily embed voice, messaging and 9-1-1 access into software and applications. Bandwidth is the first and only CPaaS provider offering a robust selection of communications APIs built around their own nationwide IP voice network- one of the largest in the nation. More information available at www.bandwidth.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future financial and business performance for the third quarter 2018 and full-year 2018, attractiveness of our product offerings and platform and the value proposition of our products, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "guide," "may," "will" and similar expressions and their negatives are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks related to our rapid growth and ability to sustain our revenue growth rate, competition in the markets in which we operate, market growth, our ability to innovate and manage our growth, our ability to expand effectively into new markets, our ability to operate in compliance with applicable laws as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of our prospectus related to the initial public offering (IPO), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on November 13, 2017 and subsequent reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. We are under no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States, or GAAP, we provide investors with certain non- GAAP financial measures and other business metrics, which we believe are helpful to our investors. We use these Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

The presentation of Non-GAAP financial information and other business metrics is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. While our Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics are an important tool for financial and operational decision-making and for evaluating our own operating results over different periods of time, we urge investors to review the reconciliation of these financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included above, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

We define Non-GAAP gross profit as gross profit after adding back depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation. We add back depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation because they are non- cash items. We eliminate the impact of these non-cash items, because we do not consider them indicative of our core operating performance. Their exclusion facilitates comparisons of our operating performance on a period-to- period basis. Therefore, we believe that showing gross margin, as adjusted to remove the impact of these non- cash expenses, such as depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation, is helpful to investors in assessing our gross profit and gross margin performance in a way that is similar to how management assesses our performance.

We calculate Non-GAAP gross margin by dividing adjusted gross profit by revenue, expressed as a percentage of revenue.

We define Non-GAAP net income as net income adjusted for certain items affecting period to period comparability. Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, change in fair value of shareholders' antidilutive arrangement, amortization of acquired intangible assets related to the Dash acquisition, impairment charges of intangibles assets, loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment, estimated tax impact of above adjustments, income tax benefit resulting from excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options, benefit resulting from the release of the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets ("DTA"), and impact on remeasurement of DTA as a result of 2017 tax reform.

We define adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted to reflect the addition or elimination of certain income statement items including, but not limited to: income tax expense (benefit), interest expense, net, depreciation and amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, impairment of intangible assets, and loss (gain) from disposal of property and equipment. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the exclusion of certain items in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can produce a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business.

We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by or used in operating activities less net cash used in investments of property, plant and equipment activities and capitalized development costs for software for internal use. We believe free cash flow is a useful indicator of liquidity and provides information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated from our core operations that can be used for investing in our business. Free cash flow has certain limitations in that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period, it does not take into consideration investment in long-term securities, nor does it represent the residual cash flows available for discretionary expenditures. Therefore, it is important to evaluate free cash flow along with our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

We believe that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

While a reconciliation of Non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis as a result of the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, many of these costs and expenses that we may incur in the future, we have provided a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics to the nearest comparable GAAP measures in the accompanying financial statement tables included in this press release.

We define an active CPaaS customer account at the end of any period as an individual account, as identified by a unique account identifier, for which we have recognized at least $100 of revenue in the last month of the period. We believe that the use of our platform by active CPaaS customer accounts at or above the $100 per month threshold is a stronger indicator of potential future engagement than trial usage of our platform at levels below $100 per month. A single organization may constitute multiple unique active CPaaS customer accounts if it has multiple unique account identifiers, each of which is treated as a separate active CPaaS customer account.

Our dollar-based net retention rate compares the CPaaS revenue from customers in a quarter to the same quarter in the prior year. To calculate the dollar-based net retention rate, we first identify the cohort of customers that generate CPaaS revenue and that were customers in the same quarter of the prior year. The dollar-based net retention rate is obtained by dividing the CPaaS revenue generated from that cohort in a quarter, by the CPaaS revenue generated from that same cohort in the corresponding quarter in the prior year. When we calculate dollar-based net retention rate for periods longer than one quarter, we use the average of the quarterly dollar-based net retention rates for the quarters in such period.

 

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In Thousands, Except Share and per Share Amounts)

(unaudited)






Three months ended

Six months ended


June 30,

June 30,


2017

2018

2017

2018

Revenue 

$

39,526

$

48,304

$

79,151

$

101,316

Cost of revenue 

22,294

26,566

43,860

51,930

Gross profit 

17,232

21,738

35,291

49,386

Operating expenses: 




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