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Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019

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Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

"In the third quarter Brightcove continued to execute on its strategic plan that is focused on getting the company to breakout growth and profitability over time. We are attracting terrific new talent to the company and are encouraged by some key customer wins during the quarter, particularly in Europe and North American media," said Jeff Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Brightcove.

Ray continued, "We achieved an important milestone in the quarter with the introduction of Brightcove Beacon, our new SaaS OTT platform. Brightcove Beacon is the first of the purpose-built applications we will launch in the coming months that are targeted at our core market segments. We are confident these new solutions will quickly deliver tremendous value for customers and drive faster growth for Brightcove."

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 was $47.4 million, an increase of 15% compared to $41.1 million for the third quarter of 2018. Subscription and support revenue was $45.4 million, an increase of 21% compared to $37.4 million for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $29.1 million, representing a gross margin of 61% compared to a gross profit of $24.8 million for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 was $29.8 million, representing a non-GAAP gross margin of 63%, compared to a non-GAAP gross profit of $25.4 million for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin exclude stock-based compensation expense, executive severance and restructuring expense and the amortization of acquired intangible assets.
  • Loss from operations was $2.4 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a loss from operations of $3.1 million for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expense and executive severance and restructuring expense, was $2.8 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of $607,000 during the third quarter of 2018.
  • Net loss was $3.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. This compares to a net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expense and executive severance and restructuring expense, was $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2019, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $968,000 for the third quarter of 2018, or $0.03 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $4.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $575,000 for the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense, merger-related expense, executive severance and restructuring expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, depreciation expense, other income/expense and the provision for income taxes.
  • Cash flow provided in operations was $4.5 million for the third quarter for 2019, compared to cash flow used in operations of $488,000 for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Free cash flow was $2.4 million after the company invested $2.1 million in capital expenditures and capitalization of internal-use software during the third quarter of 2019. Free cash flow was negative $1.6 million for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $22.6 million as of September 30, 2019 compared to $21.2 million at June 30, 2019.

A Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included at the end of this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Other Third Quarter and Recent Highlights:

  • Average annual subscription revenue per premium customer was $84,500 in the third quarter of 2019, excluding starter customers who had average annualized revenue of $4,800 per customer. This compares to $74,000 in the comparable period in 2018.
  • Recurring dollar retention rate was 85% in the third quarter of 2019, which was below our historical target of the low to mid-90 percent range.
  • Ended the quarter with 3,720 customers, of which 2,362 were premium.
  • New and existing customers who expanded their relationships during the third quarter include: Seven Network Limited, Radio New Zealand, The Christian Broadcasting Network, OONA International, Fremantle, National Basketball League, Myanma Post and Telecommunication, and Cloudera, among others.
  • Announced Brightcove Beacon, a new SaaS-based OTT platform. Brightcove Beacon enables companies to deliver and launch premium video experiences quickly and cost effectively across mobile, web, smart TVs, and connected TVs, all with the flexibility of multiple monetization models, backed by the power of Brightcove.
  • The Technology Services Industry Association recognized Brightcove as a Certified Staff Support Excellence Center for the 6th year in a row. This award recognizes Brightcove's ability to deeply understand its customers' needs throughout the lifecycle of a support case, and its efficiency in resolving those cases with just one interaction.

Business Outlook

Based on information as of today, October 23, 2019, the Company is issuing the following financial guidance.

Fourth Quarter 2019:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $47.6 million to $48.1 million, including approximately $2.3 million of professional services revenue.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of $2.1 million to $2.6 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1.0 million and merger-related expense of $3.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $3.4 to $3.9 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1.0 million, merger-related expense of $3.0 million, depreciation expense of approximately $1.3 million and other income/expense and the provision for income taxes of approximately $300,000.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be $0.05 to $0.06, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $1.7 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $1.0 million and merger-related expense of $3.0 million, and assumes approximately 39.9 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Full Year 2019:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $184.5 million to $185.0 million, including approximately $10.0 million of professional services revenue.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of $3.5 million to $4.0 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $6.2 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $3.2 million and merger-related expense of $11.1 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $8.7 million to $9.2 million, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $6.2 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $3.2 million, merger-related expense of $11.1 million, executive severance and restructuring expense of $752,000, depreciation expense of approximately $5.2 million and other income/expense and the provision for income taxes of approximately $1.3 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be $0.06 to $0.07, which excludes stock-based compensation of approximately $6.2 million, the amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $3.2 million, merger-related expense of $11.1 million and executive severance and restructuring expense of $752,000, and assumes approximately 39.0 million weighted-average shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

Brightcove will host a conference call today, October 23, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's financial results and current business outlook. A live webcast of the call will be available at the "Investors" page of the Company's website, http://investor.brightcove.com. To access the call, dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or 201-493-6780 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international). The replay conference ID is 13695238. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.brightcove.com.

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen. A pioneering force in the world of online video since the company's founding in 2004, Brightcove's award-winning technology, unparalleled services, extensive partner ecosystem, and proven global scale have helped thousands of companies in over 70 countries achieve better business results with video. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning our financial guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 and full year 2019, our position to execute on our growth strategy, and our ability to expand our leadership position and market opportunity. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: our history of losses; the successful integration of the Ooyala acquisition; expectations regarding the widespread adoption of customer demand for our products; the effects of increased competition and commoditization of services we offer, including data delivery and storage; our ability to expand the sales of our products to customers located outside the U.S.; keeping up with the rapid technological change required to remain competitive in our industry; our ability to retain existing customers; our ability to manage our growth effectively and successfully recruit additional highly-qualified personnel; the price volatility of our common stock; and other risks set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other SEC filings. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Brightcove has provided in this release the non-GAAP financial measures of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss), adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share. Brightcove uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Brightcove's ongoing operational performance. Brightcove believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing its financial results with other companies in Brightcove's industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. As noted, the non-GAAP financial results discussed above of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP income (loss) from operations, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP diluted net income (loss) per share exclude stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses and executive severance and restructuring expense. The non-GAAP financial results discussed above of adjusted EBITDA is defined as consolidated net income (loss), plus stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, executive severance and restructuring expense, depreciation expense, other income/expense, including interest expense and interest income, and the provision for income taxes. Merger-related expenses include fees incurred in connection with an acquisition. Executive severance and restructuring expense represents severance paid to the former interim CEO of the company and costs to restructure certain parts of the company with the intent of aligning skills with the company's strategy and facilitating cost efficiencies and savings. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. The Company's earnings press releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can be found on the Investors section of the Company's web site at http://www.brightcove.com.

 

Brightcove Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

 
 

September 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

22,649

 

$

29,306

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

31,485

 

 

23,264

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

12,442

 

 

11,936

 

Total current assets

 

66,576

 

 

64,506

 

Property and equipment, net

 

11,142

 

 

9,703

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

15,419

 

 

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