Bandwidth Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

13 Dec

Bandwidth Inc. (NASDAQ: BAND), a software company focused on communications for the enterprise, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

“During the third quarter, we continued to benefit from growing enterprise demand to embed voice and messaging into software applications.  We believe we are at the early stages of voice becoming the next major user interface, and Bandwidth stands to play a key enabling role as this market shift plays out over the next decade,” stated David Morken, chief executive officer of Bandwidth.  “The unique combination of our API platform and all IP network continues to resonate with enterprise customers, and it positions us well to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar market opportunity ahead of us.”

Morken continued, “The recent completion of our initial public offering was an important milestone for our company.  It further increases the market’s awareness of Bandwidth and provides additional resources to execute our growth strategy.”

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $41.3 million, compared to $38.6 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Within total revenue, CPaaS revenue was $33.4 million, up 10% compared to $30.2 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Other revenue contributed the remaining $7.9 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $8.4 million last year.
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit for the third quarter of 2017 was $18.8 million, compared to $17.1 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Non-GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of 2017 was $19.9 million, compared to $18.3 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Gross margin for the third quarter of 2017 was 45%, compared to 44% for the third quarter of 2016.  Non-GAAP gross margin was 48% for the third quarter of 2017, compared to 47% for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Net Income: Net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2017 was $1.4 million, or $0.11 per share, based on 13.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  This compares to net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders of $3.5 million, or $0.27 per share, based on 12.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2016.Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $2.2 million, or $0.15 per share, based on 15.0 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  This compares to a non-GAAP net income of $3.7 million, or $0.25 per share, based on 14.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA was $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $6.2 million for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Cash and Cash Flow: As of September 30, 2017, Bandwidth had cash and cash equivalents of $5.4 million and $38.5 million in debt.  Subsequent to the end of the third quarter, Bandwidth closed its initial public offering of Class A common stock on November 14, 2017, which generated proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and commissions, to the Company of approximately $74.4 million, a portion of which was used to pay down all amounts outstanding under our term loan facility.The Company generated $4.8 million in net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $2.2 million during the third quarter of 2016.  The Company generated $2.7 million in free cash flow for the quarter, compared to $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2016.

Additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, including an explanation of these measures and how they 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.

Third Quarter 2017 Key Metrics

  • The number of active CPaaS customers were 918 as of September 30, 2017, an increase of 18% from 781 as of September 30, 2016.
  • The dollar-based net retention rate was 105% during the third quarter of 2017, compared to 112% during the third quarter of 2016 which primarily reflects our decision to curtail services to a competitor.

Financial Outlook
As of December 13, 2017, Bandwidth is providing guidance for its fourth quarter and full year 2017 as follows:

  • Fourth Quarter 2017 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $34.2 million to $34.7 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $41.4 million to $41.9 million. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.00 to $0.01 per share, using 17.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.
  • Full Year 2017 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $130.8 million to $131.3 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $161.9 million to $162.4 million. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range $0.50 to $0.51 per share, using 16.1 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Bandwidth has not reconciled its fourth 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2017.  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 December 27, 2017, by dialing (844) 512-2921 for the U.S. or Canada, or (412) 317-6671 for international callers, and entering passcode 13674079.

About Bandwidth, Inc.

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is a software company focused on communications for the enterprise. Companies like Google, Skype, 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 fourth quarter 2017 and full-year 2017, 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 (loss) income as net income adjusted for certain items affecting period to period comparability. Non-GAAP net (loss) income excludes stock-based compensation, change in fair value of stockholders’ 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, and estimated tax impact of above adjustments.

We define adjusted EBITDA as net income or losses from continuing operations, 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, loss (gain) from disposal of property and equipment, and change in fair value of financial instruments, including any change in shareholders’ anti-dilutive arrangements. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our 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 cash flow provided by or used in operating activities from continuing operations, adjusted to include the acquisition of property, equipment and capitalized development costs for software for internal use. We have presented Free Cash Flow because it is a measure of the Company’s financial performance that represents the cash that the Company is able to generate after expenditures required to maintain or expand our asset base.

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 BALANCE SHEETS
(In Thousands)
(Unaudited)
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2017
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,788 $ 5,366
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 16,838 18,702
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,416 6,157
Total current assets 28,042 30,225
Property and equipment, net 11,181 12,389
Intangible assets, net 8,482 7,853
Deferred costs, non-current 1,696 4,903
Other long-term assets 1,011 1,069
Goodwill 6,867 6,867
Deferred tax asset 12,694 9,244
Total assets $ 69,973 $ 72,550
Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ deficit
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 4,688 $ 2,518
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 14,649 15,783
Current portion of deferred revenue and advanced billings 4,032 4,710
Line of credit, current portion 5,000
Current portion of long-term debt 2,100 2,849
Total current liabilities 30,469 25,860
Other liabilities, net of current portion 611 1,431
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 1,711 2,439
Long-term debt, net of current portion 37,738 35,501
Total liabilities 70,529 65,231
Redeemable convertible preferred stock 21,818 21,818
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ deficit:
Class A and Class B common stock 12 12
Additional paid-in capital 9,356 10,661
Accumulated deficit (31,742) (25,172)
Total stockholders’ deficit (22,374) (14,499)
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ deficit $ 69,973 $ 72,550

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In Thousands, Except Share and per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
Revenue $ 38,603 $ 41,338 $ 113,373 $ 120,489
Cost of revenue 21,514 22,571 64,177 66,431
Gross profit 17,089 18,767 49,196 54,058
Operating expenses:
Research and development 2,390 2,771 6,157 7,862
Sales and marketing 2,418 3,128 6,876 8,099
General and administrative 7,899 9,797 23,571 25,691
Total operating expenses 12,707 15,696 36,604 41,652
Operating income 4,382 3,071 12,592 12,406
Other expense, net (229) (538) (597) (1,950)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 4,153 2,533 11,995 10,456
Income tax provision (137) (899) (406) (3,886)
Income from continuing operations 4,016 1,634 11,589 6,570
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (728) (3,739)
Net income $ 3,288 $ 1,634 $ 7,850 $ 6,570
Total comprehensive income, net of income tax $ 3,288 $ 1,634 $ 7,850 $ 6,570
Earnings per share:
Income from continuing operations $ 4,016 $ 1,634 $ 11,589 $ 6,570
Less: income allocated to participating securities 531 213 1,533 858
Income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders $ 3,485 $ 1,421 $ 10,056 $ 5,712
Income from continuing operations per share:
Basic $ 0.30 $ 0.12 $ 0.86 $ 0.48
Diluted $ 0.27 $ 0.11 $ 0.78 $ 0.42
Net income $ 3,288 $ 1,634 $ 7,850 $ 6,570
Less: income allocated to participating securities 435 213 1,038 858
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 2,853 $ 1,421 $ 6,812 $ 5,712
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.12 $ 0.59 $ 0.48
Diluted $ 0.22 $ 0.11 $ 0.53 $ 0.42
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 11,600,189 11,828,657 11,643,664 11,814,045
Diluted 12,810,379 13,252,737 12,828,894 13,487,649

 

The Company recognized total stock-based compensation expense in continuing operations as follows:

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
Cost of revenue $ 17 $ 17 $ 45 $ 57
Research and development 30 38 108 100
Sales and marketing 37 54 142 124
General and administrative 161 503 804 821
Total $ 245 $ 612 $ 1,099 $ 1,102

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands)
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017
Operating activities
Net income $ 7,850 $ 6,570
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 3,739
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 4,768 4,272
Amortization of debt issuance costs 27 96
Stock-based compensation 1,099 1,102
Change in fair value of shareholders’ anti-dilutive arrangement 689
Deferred taxes 253 3,450
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 11 55
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (3,483) (1,864)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,421) (1,470)
Deferred costs (671) (3,556)
Accounts payable 1,087 (2,170)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities (1,598) 1,267
Deferred revenue and advance billings 1,066 1,405
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 12,727 9,846
Net cash used in operating activities from discontinued operations (7,613)
Net cash provided by operating activities 5,114 9,846
Investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment (2,688) (2,323)
Capitalized software development costs (1,537) (2,586)
Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations (4,225) (4,909)
Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations (1,005)
Net cash used in investing activities (5,230) (4,909)
Financing activities
Borrowings on line of credit 40,200 4,000
Repayments on line of credit (45,200) (9,000)
Payments on capital leases (81) (49)
Repayments on term loan (1,500)
Payment of debt issuance costs (13)
Proceeds from issuances of common stock 932 174
Decrease in restricted cash 38 16
Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations (4,124) (6,359)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (4,240) (1,422)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 10,059 6,788
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 5,819 $ 5,366
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
Cash paid during the year for interest 571 1,346
Cash paid for taxes $ 159 $ 691
Supplemental disclosure of noncash financing activities
Acquisition of equipment through capital leases $ 132 $

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In Thousands, Except Share and per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
NON-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin
Consolidated
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(In thousands)
Consolidated Gross Profit $ 17,088 $ 18,767 $ 49,196 $ 54,058
Depreciation 1,155 1,161 3,513 3,245
Stock-based compensation 17 17 45 57
Non-GAAP Gross Profit $ 18,260 $ 19,945 $ 52,754 $ 57,360
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 47% 48% 47% 48%
By Segment
CPaaS
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(In thousands)
CPaaS Gross Profit $ 12,052 $ 14,150 $ 33,324 $ 40,197
Depreciation 1,155 1,161 3,513 3,245
Stock-based compensation 17 17 45 57
Non-GAAP CPaaS Gross Profit $ 13,224 $ 15,328 $ 36,882 $ 43,499
Non-GAAP CPaaS Gross Margin 44% 46% 42% 45%
There are no non-GAAP adjustments to gross profit for the Other segment.

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(In thousands)
Income from continuing operations $ 4,016 $ 1,634 $ 11,589 $ 6,570
Income tax benefit 137 899 406 3,886
Interest expense, net 229 402 597 1,261
Depreciation 1,325 1,241 4,099 3,643
Amortization 222 210 669 629
Stock-based compensation 245 612 1,099 1,102
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 27 46 11 55
Change in fair value of shareholders’ anti-dilutive arrangement (1) 136 689
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,201 $ 5,180 $ 18,470 $ 17,835
(1) Relates to an antidilutive agreement which allows certain principal non-founder shareholders the ability to purchase additional common shares.

 

 

Non-GAAP Net Income
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Net income $ 3,288 $ 1,634 $ 7,850 $ 6,570
Stock-based compensation 245 612 1,099 1,102
Change in fair value of shareholders’ anti-dilutive arrangement (1) 136 689
Amortization related to acquisitions 130 130 390 390
Loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment 27 46 11 55
Estimated tax effects of adjustments (2) (351) (852)
Non-GAAP net income $ 3,690 $ 2,207 $ 9,350 $ 7,954
Non-GAAP net income per share, basic
Non-GAAP net income $ 3,690 $ 2,207 $ 9,350 $ 7,954
Non-GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income per
share, basic
13,375,189 13,603,657 13,418,664 13,589,045
Non-GAAP net income per share, basic $ 0.28 $ 0.16 $ 0.70 $ 0.59
Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted
Non-GAAP net income $ 3,690 $ 2,207 $ 9,350 $ 7,954
Non-GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income per share, diluted 14,585,379 15,027,737 14,603,894 15,262,649
Non-GAAP net income per share, diluted $ 0.25 $ 0.15 $ 0.64 $ 0.52
Reconciliation of non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding – basic (3)
GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income per share

attributable to common stockholders, basic

11,600,189 11,828,657 11,643,664 11,814,045
Add back:
Additional weighted average shares giving effect to conversion of

preferred stock at the beginning of the period

1,775,000 1,775,000 1,775,000 1,775,000
Non-GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income

per share, basic

13,375,189 13,603,657 13,418,664 13,589,045
Reconciliation of non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding – diluted (3)
GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income per share

attributable to common stockholders, diluted

12,810,379 13,252,737 12,828,894 13,487,649
Add back
Additional weighted average shares giving effect to conversion of

preferred stock at the beginning of the period

1,775,000 1,775,000 1,775,000 1,775,000
Non-GAAP weighted average shares used to compute net income

per share, diluted

14,585,379 15,027,737 14,603,894 15,262,649
(1)     Relates to an anti-dilutive agreement which allows certain principal non-founder shareholders the ability to purchase additional common shares.
(2)     The Company had a full valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets until December 31, 2016.
(3)     Reflects proforma conversion of preferred stock; in connection with the initial public offering, the conversion of the 1,775,000 convertible preferred shares into shares of common stock occurred in the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

 

Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(In thousands)
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations $ 2,174 $ 4,766 $ 12,727 $ 9,846
Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations (1) (857) (2,114) (4,225) (4,909)
Free cash flow $ 1,317 $ 2,652 $ 8,502 $ 4,937
(1)     Represents the acquisition cost of property, equipment and capitalized development costs for software for internal use.

 

 

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Investor Contact: Seth Potter, ICR, Inc., for Bandwidth, 919-283-5993, ir@bandwidth.com

Josh Gibbs
Josh Gibbs
jgibbs@bandwidth.com

Josh Gibbs is the Brand Experience Manager at Bandwidth. He is responsible for ensuring Bandwidth has a consistent message, customer experience, and upbeat brand perception. Previous to Bandwidth, Josh had roles in user experience, partner marketing, mobile app development, and attended the University of Tennessee for Advertising. Few people know this, but Josh goes on an annual chupacabra hunt in hopes of finally catching a real-life version of his spirit animal.

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