March 1, 2018

Ribbon Communications Inc. Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

GAAP revenue was $146 million and Non-GAAP revenue was $170 million in fourth quarter
Successfully operationalized more than $50 million of expense synergies

WESTFORD, Mass., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017.

"I'm very pleased to have concluded the merger transaction and the launch of Ribbon in the marketplace.  Ribbon's increased scale, global footprint, expanded product offerings and combined customer base will benefit our customers, who count on us as trusted long-term partners," said Fritz Hobbs, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The combined company's performance through the end of the year met or exceeded all of our guidance.  We made solid progress on operationalizing cost synergies and now expect well over $50 million in cost synergies in 2018," continued Hobbs.

"Ribbon delivered solid fourth quarter results driven by strength in our SBC sales.  Our merger integration plans kicked off in earnest and we made substantial progress," said Daryl Raiford, Chief Financial Officer.  "Looking to 2018, we are guiding for Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million, a dramatic increase over 2017," continued Raiford.

Q417 Customer Highlights:

  • Awarded a large Asian network interconnect deal based on cloud and GPU (graphics processing unit) technology, demonstrating Ribbon's highly differentiated NFV (network functions virtualization) strategy and evidence of the secular shift to virtualization and cloud architecture. This deal is expected to generate revenue in early 2019.
  • Booked a significant gateway trunking contract with a large U.S. MSO (multiple system operator), illustrating the continued demand by MSOs to transform their legacy networks to IP.
  • Booked new network transformation projects for three service providers in Canada.
  • A large North American Tier 1 service provider deployed Ribbon's Converged Intelligent Messaging NFV solution, supporting business and residential customers, highlighting further progress on network virtualization.

Q417 Financial Highlights1,2

  • GAAP total revenue was $146.2 million, compared to $67.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP total revenue was $169.5 million, compared to $67.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • GAAP net loss was $15.7 million, compared to $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • GAAP loss per share was $0.18, compared to $0.05 in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.27, compared to $0.09 in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was $27.8 million, compared to $7.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

FY17 Financial Highlights1,2

  • GAAP total revenue was $329.9 million, compared to $252.6 million in 2016.
  • Non-GAAP total revenue was $353.2 million, compared to $252.6 million in 2016.
  • GAAP net loss was $35.3 million, compared to $13.9 million in 2016.
  • GAAP loss per share was $0.60, compared to $0.28 in 2016.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.51, compared to $0.33 in 2016.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was $40.9 million, compared to $26.1 million in 2016.

Cash and investments were $83.3 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $131.6 million at the end of the third quarter of 2017.  The decrease was primarily due to net cash of $43 million used for the merger of Sonus and GENBAND.  Cash flow from operations was basically break-even for the quarter.

1  The Sonus-GENBAND merger occurred on October 27, 2017.  The consolidated financial results included in this press release represent the consolidated financial results of Sonus Networks, Inc., prior to October 27, 2017, and the consolidated financial results of Ribbon, on and after such date.  The financial results of GENBAND are included in Ribbon's consolidated financial results beginning October 27, 2017.
2  Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures, and additional information about non-GAAP measures, in the press release appendix.

Conference Call Details
The Company will offer a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call to discuss the complete financial results of Ribbon for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 on March 1, 2018, via the investor section of its website at http://investors.ribboncommunications.com/, where a replay will also be available shortly following the conference call.

Conference call details:
Date:  March 1, 2018
Time:  8:30 a.m. (ET)
Dial-in number:  888-224-7971  - International callers:  +1-303-223-4386

Replay information:
A telephone playback of the call will be available following the conference call until March 15, 2018 and can be accessed by calling 800-633-8284 or +1-402-977-9140 for international callers.  The reservation number for the replay is 21880364. 

About Ribbon Communications
Ribbon Communications is a company with two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company delivers intelligent, secure, embedded real-time communications for today's world.  The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to secure IP and cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses.  With 64 locations in 27 countries around the globe, Ribbon's innovative, market-leading portfolio empowers service providers and enterprises with rapid service creation in a fully virtualized environment.  The company's Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities that enables this transformation.  To learn more, visit https://ribboncommunications.com/.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.  All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements made by our executive officers in the introductory paragraphs, and statements regarding expected cost synergies, earnings and cash flow from operations, future results of operations and financial position, timing of anticipated revenue generation, integration efforts and opportunities, business strategy, strategic position, plans and objectives of management for future operations and plans for future product development and manufacturing are forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words "anticipates", "believes", "could", "estimates", "expects", "expectations", "intends", "may", "plans", "seeks", "projects" and other similar language, whether in the negative or affirmative, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.

Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions.  Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict.  Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, our success integrating the respective businesses of Sonus Networks, Inc. ("Sonus") and GENBAND Holdings Company ("GENBAND"); achievement of the anticipated synergies of the transaction between Sonus and GENBAND (the "Transaction"); our ability to realize the benefits from the Transaction; the effects of disruption from the Transaction, making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, customers, business partners or government entities; the timing of customer purchasing decisions and our recognition of revenues; economic conditions; our ability to recruit and retain key personnel; difficulties supporting our strategic focus on channel sales; difficulties retaining and expanding our customer base; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; the impact of restructuring and cost-containment activities; litigation; actions taken by significant stockholders; difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers; market acceptance of our products and services; rapid technological and market change; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our ability to maintain partner, reseller, distribution and vendor support and supply relationships; higher risks in international operations and markets; the impact of increased competition; currency fluctuations; changes in the market price of our common stock; and/or failure or circumvention of our controls and procedures.

Our forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  We caution you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are discussed in Part II, Item IA "Risk Factors", Part I, Item 2 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and Part I, Item 3 "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and our other filings with the SEC.  Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date of this press release.  Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Ribbon management uses several different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, making operating decisions, planning and forecasting future periods, and determining payments under compensation programs.  Our annual financial plan is prepared both on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and the non-GAAP annual financial plan is approved by our board of directors.  Continuous budgeting and forecasting for revenue and expenses are conducted on a non-GAAP basis (in addition to GAAP) and actual results on a non-GAAP basis are assessed against the annual financial plan.  We consider the use of non-GAAP financial measures helpful in assessing the core performance of our continuing operations and when planning and forecasting future periods.  By continuing operations, we mean the ongoing results of the business adjusted for acquisition-related revenue as a result of purchase accounting and the related cost of revenue, the impact of the new revenue standard, and excluding certain expenses and credits, including, but not limited to stock-based compensation, amortization and impairment of intangible assets, merger integration costs, settlement expense, certain litigation costs, acquisition- and integration-related expense, restructuring, certain gains included in other income, net, and income tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform.  While our management uses non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance their understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance, our management does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP measures.  In addition, our presentations of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.  These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered alternatives for, or in isolation from, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Investors are cautioned that there are material limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as an analytical tool.  In particular, many of the adjustments to Ribbon's financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and will be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future.

Acquisition-Related Revenue and Cost of Revenue; Impact of New Revenue Standard
We provide the supplementary non-GAAP financial measures, Non-GAAP Product revenue, Non-GAAP Service revenue and Non-GAAP Total revenue, which include revenue related to the acquisition of GENBAND that we would have recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of these transactions.  Because GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, as well as the impact on future revenue of our adoption in 2018 of the new revenue standard, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities.  These non-GAAP adjustments are intended to reflect the full amounts of such revenue and the related cost of revenue.  We also add back the revenue related to the acquisition of GENBAND and the related cost of such revenue when calculating other of our non-GAAP operating results.  We include these adjustments, which primarily relate to the acquisition of GENBAND, to allow for more complete comparisons to the financial results of our historical operations, forward-looking guidance and the financial results of peer companies.  We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew the relevant GENBAND contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and certain other customer contracts.  These adjustments do not accelerate revenue, but instead include revenue (and the related cost of revenue) that would have been recognized in our 2017 results, and included in our 2018 guidance and results, but for the purchase accounting and new revenue standard adjustments required by GAAP.

Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-based compensation expense is different from other forms of compensation, as it is a non-cash expense.  For example, a cash salary generally has a fixed and unvarying cash cost.  In contrast, the expense associated with an equity-based award is generally unrelated to the amount of cash ultimately received by the employee, and the cost to us is based on a stock-based compensation valuation methodology, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types, all of which may vary over time.  We evaluate performance without these measures because stock-based compensation expense is influenced by the Company's stock price and other factors such as volatility and interest rates that are beyond our control.  The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted.  As such, we do not include such charges in our operating plans, and we believe that presenting non-GAAP operating results that exclude stock-based compensation provides investors with visibility and insight into our management's method of analysis and the Company's core operating performance.  Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.

Amortization of Intangible Assets
We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP expense and income measures.  These amortization amounts are inconsistent in frequency and amount and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions.  Although we exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets from our non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that intangible assets contribute to revenue generation.  We believe that excluding the non-cash amortization of intangible assets facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry as if the acquired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired.  Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized.  Future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

Impairment of Intangible Assets
In the fourth quarter of 2017, we discontinued our ongoing development of certain intangible assets that we had previously acquired, as we had determined that there were no alternative uses of the technology within either our existing or future product lines.  As a result, we recorded an impairment charge of $5.5 million to write down the carrying value of the assets to zero.  Had we developed those intangible assets internally and made the decision to discontinue their ongoing development, we would have ceased work on such development projects and eliminated the related future costs.  Because we do not capitalize these costs, there would have been no asset to write off.  As a result, we believe that excluding non-cash impairment charges from our non-GAAP operating results as if these impaired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired facilitates a comparison to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry.

Settlement Expense
In September 2017, we recorded $1.6 million of expense related to potential fines in connection with the ongoing SEC investigation and an additional $0.3 million of expense in connection with this matter in December 2017.  In June 2016, we recorded $0.6 million for patent litigation settlement costs.  These amounts are included as components of general and administrative expense.  We believe that such settlement costs are not part of our core business or ongoing operations, are unplanned and generally not within our control.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding costs such as the SEC potential fines and patent litigation settlement expense facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry.

Litigation Costs
In connection with certain ongoing litigation between GENBAND, as plaintiff, and one of its competitors, we incurred litigation costs in the fourth quarter of 2017, and expect to incur significant future litigation costs.  These costs are included as a component of general and administrative expense.  We believe that such costs are not part of our core business or ongoing operations, are unplanned and generally not within our control.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding the litigation costs related to this specific legal matter facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry.

Acquisition- and Integration-Related Costs
We consider certain acquisition- and integration-related costs to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that may be outside of our control.  We do not consider these acquisition- and integration-related costs to be related to the organic continuing operations of our acquired businesses or to the Company and they are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets.  In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of an acquisition, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition- and integration-related costs, may not be indicative of future acquisition- and integration-related costs.  By excluding these acquisition- and integration-related costs from our non-GAAP measures, management is better able to evaluate our ability to utilize our existing assets and estimate the long-term value that acquired assets will generate for us.  We exclude certain acquisition- and integration-related costs to allow more accurate comparisons of our financial results to our historical operations, forward-looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies.  In addition, we believe that providing supplemental non-GAAP measures that exclude these items allows management and investors to consider the ongoing operations of the business both with and without such expenses.

Restructuring
We have recorded restructuring expense to streamline operations and reduce operating costs by closing and consolidating certain facilities and reducing our worldwide workforce.  We review our restructuring accruals regularly and record adjustments (both expense and credits) to these estimates as required.  We believe that excluding restructuring expense and credits facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry, as there are no future revenue streams or other benefits associated with these costs.

Gain on Sales of Intangible Assets
In both 2017 and 2016, we sold intangible assets that we had acquired in connection with two previous acquisitions.  These amounts, aggregating $0.6 million in 2017 and $1.3 million in 2016, are included as components of other income, net.  We believe that such gains are not part of our core business or ongoing operations, as we had not used the intangible assets in connection with revenue-producing activities and would not have used them as such in the future.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding the other income arising from these sales from our results facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical results and to other companies in our industry.

Tax Benefits Arising from Purchase Accounting and Tax Reform
In the fourth quarter of 2017, we assessed our ability to use our tax benefits and determined that it was more likely than not that some of these benefits will be recognized.  As a result, the valuation allowance was reduced in connection with the GENBAND transaction, resulting in an income tax benefit of $16.4 million.  In addition, we recognized an income tax benefit of $4.8 million related to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.  We believe that such benefits are not part of our core business or ongoing operations, as they are either the result of acquisitions or new tax legislation, neither of which relates to our revenue-producing activities.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding the benefits arising from these adjustments to our income tax provision facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical results and to other companies in our industry.

Adjusted EBITDA
We use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to review and assess our performance.  We calculate Adjusted EBITDA by excluding from net income (loss): interest income (expense), net; income tax benefit (provision); depreciation; and amortization and impairment of intangible assets.  In addition, we exclude from net income (loss):  adjustments to revenue and cost of revenue related to revenue reductions resulting from purchase accounting; stock-based compensation; settlement expense; certain litigation costs; acquisition- and integration-related expense; restructuring; and other income, net.  In general, we add back the expenses that we consider to be non-cash and/or not part of our ongoing operations.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is used by our investing community for comparative and valuation purposes.  We disclose this metric to support and facilitate our dialogue with research analysts and investors.  Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

We believe that providing non-GAAP information to investors, in addition to the GAAP presentation, will allow investors to view the financial results in the way management views them.  We further believe that providing this information helps investors to better understand our core financial and operating performance and evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by our management to evaluate and measure such performance.

Investor Relations:
Sara Leggat
+1 (978) 614-8841
sleggat@rbbn.com       

US Press
Dennis Watson
+1 (214) 695 2224
dwatson@rbbn.com

International Press
Catherine Berthier
+1.646.741.1974
cberthier@rbbn.com 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)























Three months ended





December 31,


September 30,


December 31,





2017


2017


2016

Revenue:







Product

$            82,814


$            44,120


$            37,662


Service

63,398


30,509


29,910



Total revenue

146,212


74,629


67,572










Cost of revenue:







Product

41,502


9,708


12,137


Service

27,911


10,374


10,041



Total cost of revenue

69,413


20,082


22,178










Gross profit

76,799


54,547


45,394










Gross margin:







Product

49.9%


78.0%


67.8%


Service

56.0%


66.0%


66.4%



Total gross margin

52.5%


73.1%


67.2%










Operating expenses:







Research and development

40,410


20,798


19,836


Sales and marketing

35,553


17,454


17,649


General and administrative

19,649


10,833


9,292


Acquisition- and integration-related

8,485


1,543


201


Restructuring

8,365


-


1,120



Total operating expenses

112,462


50,628


48,098










Income (loss) from operations

(35,663)


3,919


(2,704)

Interest income (expense), net

(509)


260


179

Other income, net

697


1


508










Income (loss) before income taxes

(35,475)


4,180


(2,017)

Income tax benefit (provision)

19,761


(727)


(614)










Net income (loss)

$          (15,714)


$              3,453


$            (2,631)










Earnings (loss) per share:







Basic


$               (0.18)


$                 0.07


$               (0.05)


Diluted

$               (0.18)


$                 0.07


$               (0.05)










Shares used to compute earnings (loss) per share:







Basic


86,567


49,753


49,232


Diluted

86,567


50,131


49,232

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)



















Year ended





December 31,


December 31,





2017


2016

Revenue:





Product

$           181,119


$           146,381


Service

148,823


106,210



Total revenue

329,942


252,591








Cost of revenue:





Product

70,250


47,367


Service

58,196


37,613



Total cost of revenue

128,446


84,980








Gross profit

201,496


167,611








Gross margin:





Product

61.2%


67.6%


Service

60.9%


64.6%



Total gross margin

61.1%


66.4%








Operating expenses:





Research and development

101,481


72,841


Sales and marketing

83,403


68,539


General and administrative

47,642


35,948


Acquisition- and integration-related

14,763


1,152


Restructuring

9,436


2,740



Total operating expenses

256,725


181,220








Loss from operations

(55,229)


(13,609)

Interest income, net

263


769

Other income, net

1,274


1,424








Loss before income taxes

(53,692)


(11,416)

Income tax benefit (provision)

18,440


(2,516)








Net loss


$           (35,252)


$           (13,932)








Loss per share:





Basic


$               (0.60)


$               (0.28)


Diluted

$               (0.60)


$               (0.28)








Shares used to compute loss per share:





Basic


58,822


49,385


Diluted

58,822


49,385

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



















December 31,


December 31,





2017


2016

Assets




Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$             57,073


$             31,923


Marketable securities

17,224


61,836


Accounts receivable, net

165,156


53,862


Inventory

21,303


18,283


Other current assets

21,463


12,010



Total current assets

282,219


177,914








Property and equipment, net

24,780


11,741

Intangible assets, net

244,414


30,197

Goodwill


335,716


49,393

Investments

9,031


32,371

Deferred income taxes

8,434


1,542

Other assets

6,289


4,901





$           910,883


$           308,059








Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current liabilities:





Revolving credit facility

$             20,000


$                      -


Accounts payable

45,851


6,525


Accrued expenses and other

76,380


27,040


Deferred revenue

100,571


43,504



Total current liabilities

242,802


77,069








Long-term debt

22,500


-

Deferred revenue, net of current

14,184


7,188

Deferred income taxes

2,787


3,047

Other long-term liabilities

13,189


1,633




Total liabilities

295,462


88,937








Commitments and contingencies











Stockholders' equity:





Common stock

10


49


Additional paid-in capital

1,684,768


1,250,744


Accumulated deficit

(1,072,426)


(1,037,174)


Accumulated other comprehensive income

3,069


5,503




Total stockholders' equity

615,421


219,122





$           910,883


$           308,059

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)






















Year ended






 December 31, 


 December 31, 






2017


2016

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net loss


$           (35,252)


$           (13,932)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash flows provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

8,486


7,970



Amortization of intangible assets

17,112


7,500



Stock-based compensation

25,657


19,768



Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-



Deferred income taxes

(20,361)


1,088



Other


(1,340)


(1,265)



Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Accounts receivable

(30,759)


(851)




Inventory

5,786


4,858




Other operating assets

269


506




Accounts payable

13,415


(821)




Accrued expenses and other

(4,263)


(7,778)




Deferred revenue

23,859


2,149





Net cash provided by operating activities

8,080


19,192









Cash flows from investing activities:





Purchases of property and equipment

(3,999)


(4,626)


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(42,951)


(20,669)


Purchases of marketable securities

(28,731)


(78,528)


Sale/maturities of marketable securities

96,112


75,178


Proceeds from the sale of intangible assets

576


1,298





Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

21,007


(27,347)









Cash flows from financing activities:





Borrowings under revolving line of credit

15,500


-


Principal payments on revolving line of credit

(13,500)


-


Principal payments of capital lease obligations

(99)


(43)


Payment of debt issuance costs

(731)


-


Proceeds from the sale of common stock in connection with employee purchase plan

1,252


1,360


Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

617


153


Payment of tax withholding obligations related to net share settlements of restricted stock awards

(7,523)


(1,810)


Repurchase of common stock

-


(9,530)





Net cash used in financing activities

(4,484)


(9,870)









Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

547


(163)









Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

25,150


(18,188)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

31,923


50,111

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

$             57,073


$             31,923

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Supplemental Information

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



















The following tables provide the details of stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, impairment of intangible assets, merger integration costs, settlement expense, litigation costs and gain on sales of intangible assets included as components of other line items in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations and the line items in which these amounts are reported.  














 Three months ended 





December 31,


September 30,


December 31,





2017


2017


2016

Stock-based compensation







Cost of revenue - product

$                  253


$                    75


$                  100


Cost of revenue - service

671


199


329



Cost of revenue

924


274


429











Research and development expense

3,687


1,095


1,327


Sales and marketing expense

3,195


871


917


General and administrative expense

6,464


1,647


1,631



Operating expense

13,346


3,613


3,875













Total stock-based compensation

$             14,270


$               3,887


$               4,304



















Amortization of intangible assets







Cost of revenue - product

$               8,119


$               1,601


$               1,501











Sales and marketing expense

2,148


692


506



Operating expense

2,148


692


506













Total amortization of intangible assets

$             10,267


$               2,293


$               2,007



















Impairment of intangible assets







Cost of revenue - product

$               5,471


$                      -


$                      -



















Merger integration costs







General and administrative expense (A)

$                (178)


$                  178


$                      -



















Settlement expense







General and administrative expense

$                  300


$               1,600


$                      -



















Litigation costs







General and administrative expense

$                  373


$                      -


$                      -



















Gain on sales of intangible assets







Other income, net

$                      -


$                      -


$                  498



















(A) Amount recorded in Q3 2017 reclassified in Q4 2017 to "Acquisition- and integration-related expense."

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Supplemental Information

(in thousands)

(unaudited)















The following tables provide the details of stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, impairment of intangible assets, settlement expense, litigation costs and gain on the sales of intangible assets included in other line items in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations and the line items in which these amounts are reported.












 Year ended 





December 31,


December 31,





2017


2016

Stock-based compensation





Cost of revenue - product

$                  514


$                  359


Cost of revenue - service

1,448


1,314



Cost of revenue

1,962


1,673









Research and development expense

7,337


5,014


Sales and marketing expense

4,885


6,209


General and administrative expense

11,473


6,872



Operating expense

23,695


18,095











Total stock-based compensation

$             25,657


$             19,768















Amortization of intangible assets





Cost of revenue - product

$             12,887


$               6,038









Sales and marketing expense

4,225


1,462



Operating expense

4,225


1,462











Total amortization of intangible assets

$             17,112


$               7,500















Impairment of intangible assets





Cost of revenue - product

$               5,471


$                      -















Settlement expense





General and administrative expense

$               1,900


$                  605















Litigation costs





General and administrative expense

$                  373


$                      -















Gain on sales of intangible assets





Other income, net

$                  576


$               1,298

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Historical

(in thousands, except percentages)

(unaudited)














Three months ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2017


2016







GAAP Product revenue

$             82,814


$             44,120


$             37,662

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

3,230


-


-

Non-GAAP Product revenue

$             86,044


$             44,120


$             37,662







GAAP Service revenue

$             63,398


$             30,509


$             29,910

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

20,050


-


-

Non-GAAP Service revenue

$             83,448


$             30,509


$             29,910







GAAP Total revenue

$           146,212


$             74,629


$             67,572

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-


-

Non-GAAP Total revenue

$           169,492


$             74,629


$             67,572







GAAP Gross margin - product

49.9%


78.0%


67.8%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

1.9%


0.0%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-1.4%


0.0%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.3%


0.2%


0.3%

Amortization of intangible assets

9.4%


3.6%


3.9%

Impairment of intangible assets

6.4%


0.0%


0.0%

Non-GAAP Gross margin - product

66.5%


81.8%


72.0%







GAAP Gross margin - service

56.0%


66.0%


66.4%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

10.5%


0.0%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-11.0%


0.0%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.8%


0.6%


1.1%

Non-GAAP Gross margin - service

56.3%


66.6%


67.5%







GAAP Total gross margin

52.5%


73.1%


67.2%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

6.6%


0.0%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-6.1%


0.0%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.5%


0.4%


0.6%

Amortization of intangible assets

4.8%


2.1%


2.2%

Impairment of intangible assets

3.2%


0.0%


0.0%

Non-GAAP Total gross margin

61.5%


75.6%


70.0%







GAAP Total gross profit

$             76,799


$             54,547


$             45,394

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-


-

Stock-based compensation

924


274


429

Amortization of intangible assets

8,119


1,601


1,501

Impairment of intangible asses

5,471


-


-

Non-GAAP Total gross profit

$           104,229


$             56,422


$             47,324







GAAP Research and development expense

$             40,410


$             20,798


$             19,836

Stock-based compensation

(3,687)


(1,095)


(1,327)

Non-GAAP Research and development expense

$             36,723


$             19,703


$             18,509







GAAP Sales and marketing expense

$             35,553


$             17,454


$             17,649

Stock-based compensation

(3,195)


(871)


(917)

Amortization of intangible assets

(2,148)


(692)


(506)

Non-GAAP Sales and marketing expense

$             30,210


$             15,891


$             16,226







GAAP General and administrative expense

$             19,649


$             10,833


$               9,292

Stock-based compensation

(6,464)


(1,647)


(1,631)

Merger integration costs (A)

178


(178)


-

Settlement expense

(300)


(1,600)


-

Litigation costs

(373)


-


-

Non-GAAP General and administrative expense

$             12,690


$               7,408


$               7,661







GAAP Operating expenses

$           112,462


$             50,628


$             48,098

Stock-based compensation

(13,346)


(3,613)


(3,875)

Amortization of intangible assets

(2,148)


(692)


(506)

Merger integration costs (A)

178


(178)


-

Settlement expense

(300)


(1,600)


-

Litigation costs

(373)


-


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

(8,485)


(1,543)


(201)

Restructuring

(8,365)


-


(1,120)

Non-GAAP Operating expenses

$             79,623


$             43,002


$             42,396







GAAP Income (loss) from operations

$           (35,663)


$               3,919


$             (2,704)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-


-

Stock-based compensation

14,270


3,887


4,304

Amortization of intangible assets

10,267


2,293


2,007

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-


-

Merger integration costs (A)

(178)


178


-

Settlement expense

300


1,600


-

Litigation costs

373


-


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

8,485


1,543


201

Restructuring

8,365


-


1,120

Non-GAAP Income from operations

$             24,606


$             13,420


$               4,928







(A) Amount recorded in Q3 2017 reclassified in Q4 2017 to "Acquisition- and integration-related expense."

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Historical

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)














Three months ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2017


2016







GAAP Income (loss) from operations as a percentage of revenue

-24.4%


5.3%


-4.0%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

17.1%


0.0%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-6.1%


0.0%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

8.4%


5.2%


6.3%

Amortization of intangible assets

6.1%


3.1%


3.0%

Impairment of intangible assets

3.2%


0.0%


0.0%

Merger integration costs (A)

-0.1%


0.2%


0.0%

Settlement expense

0.2%


2.1%


0.0%

Litigation costs

0.2%


0.0%


0.0%

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

5.0%


2.1%


0.3%

Restructuring

4.9%


0.0%


1.7%

Non-GAAP Income from operations as a percentage of revenue

14.5%


18.0%


7.3%







GAAP Other income, net

$                  697


$                      1


$                  508

Gain on sales of intangible asset

-


-


(498)

Non-GAAP Other income, net

$                  697


$                      1


$                    10







GAAP Income tax benefit (provision)

$             19,761


$                (727)


$                (614)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(21,155)


-


-

Non-GAAP Income tax benefit (provision)

$             (1,394)


$                (727)


$                (614)







GAAP Net income (loss)

$           (15,714)


$               3,453


$             (2,631)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-


-

Stock-based compensation

14,270


3,887


4,304

Amortization of intangible assets

10,267


2,293


2,007

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-


-

Merger integration costs (A)

(178)


178


-

Settlement expense

300


1,600


-

Litigation costs

373


-


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

8,485


1,543


201

Restructuring

8,365


-


1,120

Gain on sale of intangible asset

-


-


(498)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(21,155)


-


-

Non-GAAP Net income

$             23,400


$             12,954


$               4,503







Diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share:






GAAP Diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share

$               (0.18)


$                 0.07


$               (0.05)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

0.27


-


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(0.12)


-


-

Stock-based compensation

0.16


0.08


0.09

Amortization of intangible assets

0.12


0.05


0.04

Impairment of intangible assets

0.06


-


-

Merger integration costs (A)

 * 


 * 


-

Settlement expense

 * 


0.03


-

Litigation costs

 * 


-


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

0.10


0.03


 * 

Restructuring

0.10


-


0.02

Gain on sale of intangible asset

-


-


(0.01)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(0.24)


-


-

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share 

$                 0.27


$                 0.26


$                 0.09







Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share:






  GAAP Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share

86,567


50,131


49,232

  Non-GAAP Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share

87,207


50,131


49,522







Adjusted EBITDA:






GAAP Net income (loss)

$           (15,714)


3,453


(2,631)

Interest (income) expense, net

509


(260)


(179)

Income tax (benefit) provision

(19,761)


727


614

Depreciation

3,231


1,660


2,056

Amortization of intangible assets

10,267


2,293


2,007

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-


-

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-


-

Stock-based compensation

14,270


3,887


4,304

Merger integration costs (A)

(178)


178


-

Settlement expense

300


1,600


-

Litigation costs

373


-


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

8,485


1,543


201

Restructuring

8,365


-


1,120

Other (income), net

(697)


(1)


(508)

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$             27,837


$             15,080


$               6,984







*  Less than $0.1 impact on earnings (loss) per share












(A) Amount recorded in Q3 2017 reclassified in Q4 2017 to "Acquisition- and integration-related expense."




 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Historical

(in thousands, except percentages)

(unaudited)










Year ended


December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016





GAAP Product revenue

$           181,119


$           146,381

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

3,230


-

Non-GAAP Product revenue

$           184,349


$           146,381





GAAP Service revenue

$           148,823


$           106,210

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

20,050


-

Non-GAAP Service revenue

$           168,873


$           106,210





GAAP Total revenue

$           329,942


$           252,591

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-

Non-GAAP Total revenue

$           353,222


$           252,591





GAAP Gross margin - product

61.2%


67.6%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

0.6%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-0.6%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.3%


0.2%

Amortization of intangible assets

7.0%


4.2%

Impairment of intangible assets

3.0%


0.0%

Non-GAAP Gross margin - product

71.5%


72.0%





GAAP Gross margin - service

60.9%


64.6%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

4.6%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-5.4%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.9%


1.2%

Non-GAAP Gross margin - service

61.0%


65.8%





GAAP Total gross margin

61.1%


66.4%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

2.6%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-2.9%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

0.6%


0.7%

Amortization of intangible assets

3.6%


2.3%

Impairment of intangible assets

1.5%


0.0%

Non-GAAP Total gross margin

66.5%


69.4%





GAAP Total gross profit

$           201,496


$           167,611

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-

Stock-based compensation

1,962


1,673

Amortization of intangible assets

12,887


6,038

Impairment of intangible asses

5,471


-

Non-GAAP Total gross profit

$           234,732


$           175,322





GAAP Research and development expense

$           101,481


$             72,841

Stock-based compensation

(7,337)


(5,014)

Non-GAAP Research and development expense

$             94,144


$             67,827





GAAP Sales and marketing expense

$             83,403


$             68,539

Stock-based compensation

(4,885)


(6,209)

Amortization of intangible assets

(4,225)


(1,462)

Non-GAAP Sales and marketing expense

$             74,293


$             60,868





GAAP General and administrative expense

$             47,642


$             35,948

Stock-based compensation

(11,473)


(6,872)

Settlement expense

(1,900)


(605)

Litigation costs

(373)


-

Non-GAAP General and administrative expense

$             33,896


$             28,471





GAAP Operating expenses

$           256,725


$           181,220

Stock-based compensation

(23,695)


(18,095)

Amortization of intangible assets

(4,225)


(1,462)

Settlement expense

(1,900)


(605)

Litigation costs

(373)


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

(14,763)


(1,152)

Restructuring

(9,436)


(2,740)

Non-GAAP Operating expenses

$           202,333


$           157,166





GAAP Loss from operations

$           (55,229)


$           (13,609)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-

Stock-based compensation

25,657


19,768

Amortization of intangible assets

17,112


7,500

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-

Settlement expense

1,900


605

Litigation costs

373


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

14,763


1,152

Restructuring

9,436


2,740

Non-GAAP Income from operations

$             32,399


$             18,156

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Historical

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)










Year ended


December 31,


December 31,


2017


2016





GAAP Loss from operations as a percentage of revenue

-16.7%


-5.4%

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

7.7%


0.0%

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

-2.9%


0.0%

Stock-based compensation

7.3%


7.8%

Amortization of intangible assets

4.8%


3.0%

Impairment of intangible assets

1.5%


0.0%

Settlement expense

0.5%


0.2%

Litigation costs

0.1%


0.0%

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

4.2%


0.5%

Restructuring

2.7%


1.1%

Non-GAAP Income from operations as a percentage of revenue

9.2%


7.2%





GAAP Other income, net

$               1,274


$               1,424

Gain on sales of intangible assets

(576)


(1,298)

Non-GAAP Other income, net

$                  698


$                  126





GAAP Income tax benefit (provision)

$             18,440


$             (2,516)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(21,155)


-

Non-GAAP Income tax provision

$             (2,715)


$             (2,516)





GAAP Net loss

$           (35,252)


$           (13,932)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

23,280


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-

Stock-based compensation

25,657


19,768

Amortization of intangible assets

17,112


7,500

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-

Settlement expense

1,900


605

Litigation costs

373


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

14,763


1,152

Restructuring

9,436


2,740

Gain on sales of intangible assets

(576)


(1,298)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(21,155)



Non-GAAP Net income

$             30,645


$             16,535





Diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share:




GAAP Loss per share

$               (0.60)


$               (0.28)

Acquisition-related revenue adjustment

0.38


-

Acquisition-related cost of revenue adjustment

(0.17)


-

Stock-based compensation

0.43


0.40

Amortization of intangible assets

0.29


0.15

Impairment of intangible assets

0.09


-

Settlement expense

0.03


0.01

Litigation costs

0.01


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

0.25


0.02

Restructuring

0.16


0.06

Gain on sales of intangible assets

(0.01)


(0.03)

Tax benefits arising from purchase accounting and tax reform

(0.35)


-

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share

$                 0.51


$                 0.33





Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share or (loss) per share:




  GAAP Shares used to compute loss per share

58,822


49,385

  Non-GAAP Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share

59,639


49,743





Adjusted EBITDA:




GAAP Net loss

$           (35,252)


$           (13,932)

Interest (income), net

(263)


(769)

Income tax (benefit) provision

(18,440)


2,516

Depreciation

8,486


7,970

Amortization of intangible assets

17,112


7,500

Impairment of intangible assets

5,471


-

Adjustment for revenue reduction resulting from purchase accounting allocation

23,280


-

Adjustment to cost related to revenue adjustment

(10,364)


-

Stock-based compensation

25,657


19,768

Settlement expense

1,900


605

Litigation costs

373


-

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

14,763


1,152

Restructuring

9,436


2,740

Other (income), net

(1,274)


(1,424)

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$             40,885


$             26,126

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Guidance


(in millions)


(unaudited)













Year





ending





December 31,





2018









Non-GAAP Revenue

$                  580




Less acquisition-related adjustments and impact of new revenue standard

(32)




GAAP Revenue

$                  548














Adjusted EBITDA: Ribbon has not provided a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA for the year ending December 31, 2018, as it is unable to project without unreasonable efforts the comparable GAAP net loss figure, which includes interest expense, net; income tax provision; depreciation; amortization of intangible assets; acquisition-related revenue and related cost of revenue adjustments; adjustment for the impact of the new revenue standard; stock-based compensation; litigation costs; acquisition- and integration-related expense; restructuring; and other income (expense), net.


























 

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