Press Release

Ribbon Communications Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

August 5, 2020
Revenue for Q2'20 grew to $210 million
 
Ribbon Announces Strategic Sale of Kandy Communications Platform
 
Software Product Sales grew 50% in Q2'20 compared to Q2'19

WESTFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of converged communications software and network solutions to Service Providers, Enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $210 million, compared to $145 million for the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 45%. Approximately $64 million of the year-over-year revenue increase was attributable to the acquisition of ECI Telecom Group, Ltd. (ECI), which closed on March 3, 2020.

"We are pleased with our second quarter financial results during these challenging times. Demand for our industry leading voice-over-IP real-time communications solutions was strong as service providers and enterprises continue to increase capacity to support work-from-home communication and collaboration needs. We also began to see a recovery in our Packet Optical business compared to our first quarter 2020 as customers restarted delayed projects and initiated new deployments," said Bruce McClelland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ribbon Communications.

Mr. McClelland added, "We were especially proud of the confidence that Bharti Airtel has demonstrated in Ribbon to support the upgrade of their packet optical network that will readily support deployment of 5G enabled services."

Financial Highlights1,2
The following table summarizes the consolidated financial highlights for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 (in millions, except per share amounts).

 

Three months ended

Six months ended

 

June 30,

June 30,

 

2020

2019

2020

2019

GAAP Revenue

$   210

$  145

$  368

$   264

GAAP Net (loss) income

$      (8)

$    49

$   (41)

$     19

Non-GAAP Net income

$       8

$    16

$      9

$       7

GAAP (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share

$ (0.06)

$ 0.45

$(0.31)

$  0.17

Weighted average GAAP shares

144

111

133

110

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share

$  0.06

$ 0.14

$ 0.07

$  0.06

Weighted average diluted shares

151

111

136

110

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$     30

$    22

$    39

$     20

         

Cash was $94 million at June 30, 2020, compared with $110 million at March 31, 2020 and $51 million at June 30, 2019.

 

1 Results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 represent three months of Ribbon and ECI.  Results for the three months ended June 30, 2019 represent three months of Ribbon only. Results for the six months ended June 30, 2020 represent six months of Ribbon and the period March 3, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for ECI.

 

2 Please see the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and additional information about non-GAAP measures in the section entitled "Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in the press release appendix.

 
 

"Revenue was $210 million and Adjusted EBITDA was $30 million in the second quarter of 2020," said Mick Lopez, Chief Financial Officer of Ribbon Communications. "Our 31 percent year-over-year growth in profitability was driven by improving software revenue mix coupled with our cost reduction efforts."

Customer and Company Highlights

  • In addition to Bharti Airtel's network expansion with Ribbon's 5G-native packet optical solution, eight new packet optical customers were added across various industries and geographies.
  • Ribbon secured an order with a major US mobile carrier for a new VoLTE voice transcoding platform to support both 4G AMR wideband voice codec and NextGen 5G Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codecs.
  • Ribbon partnered with Bandwidth to rapidly increase network capacity leveraging a cloud-based deployment on the AWS public cloud platform to address significant traffic growth. In all, Ribbon supported eight new carriers to increase capacity to address unforeseen demand.
  • Ribbon's packet optical networking portfolio was ranked "very strong" in a recent GlobalData report that focused specifically on 5G Transport solutions.
  • This week, the Company launched Ribbon Connect, a portfolio of subscription based "as-a-service" offerings. The first offer supports Microsoft Teams Direct Routing and enables carrier-grade voice calling capabilities in minutes.

Kandy Communications Platform Sale
Earlier today, Ribbon announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AVCtechnologies to sell the  Kandy Communications Platform in an all-stock transaction.  The proposed transaction combines AVCtechnologies' 30+ years of experience delivering exceptional white-glove customer service to enterprise customers across a range of managed IT solutions with Kandy's pure-play, industry-leading, proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS platform to provide a best-in-class, end-to-end communication experience for channel partners, their customers and end users.

Under the agreement, AVCtechnologies will issue thirteen million shares of its common stock to Ribbon Communications. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2020 and is subject to receipt of the approval of AVCtechnologies' stockholders, AVCtechnologies' completion of necessary financing, approval of the lenders under Ribbon's credit facility, as well as other customary closing conditions.

Business Outlook
The Company's outlook is based on current indications for its business, which are subject to change.  For the third quarter of 2020, the Company projects revenue of $210 million to $220 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.05 to $0.07, and Adjusted EBITDA of $25 million to $29 million. The current outlook provided does not include the effect of the proposed sale of Kandy.

Upcoming Third Quarter 2020 Virtual Investor Conference Schedule

  • August 11, 2020Oppenheimer Virtual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference (one-on-one institutional investor meetings).
  • September 1, 2020Jefferies Semiconductor, IT Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit (one-on-one institutional investor meetings).
  • September 14, 2020Jefferies Software Conference (presentation and one-on-one institutional investor meetings).

Conference Call Details

Conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 on August 5, 2020, 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:  August 5, 2020
Time:  4:30 p.m. (ET)
Dial-in number (Domestic): 877-407-2991

Dial-in number (Intl): 201-389-0925

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Replay information:

A telephone playback of the call will be available following the conference call until August 19, 2020 and can be accessed by calling 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 for international callers. The reservation number for the replay is 13706972.

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About Ribbon
Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), which recently merged with ECI Telecom Group, delivers global communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge IP solutions, UCaaS/CPaaS cloud offers, leading-edge software security and analytics tools, as well as packet and optical networking leveraging ECI's Elastic Network technology. To learn more about Ribbon visit rbbn.com.  For more information about our Elastic Network technology packet optical portfolio visit ecitele.com.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The information in this release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to several risks and uncertainties.  All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including without limitation statements regarding the proposed sale of the Kandy Communications platform, projected revenues, earnings and Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2020 and beyond, the anticipated impact of COVID-19 on our business, the expected benefits from our acquisition of ECI, and plans and objectives of management for future operations are forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes", "estimates", "expects", "expectations", "intends", "may", "plans", "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.  Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements due to various risks, uncertainties and other important factors, including, among others, risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy and financial markets, as well as on the Company, our customers, and suppliers, which may impact our sales, gross margin, customer demand and our ability to supply our products to our customers; risks that the businesses of ECI will not be integrated successfully or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings; failure to realize anticipated benefits of the merger with ECI; disruptions from the integration efforts that could harm our business; failure to consummate the proposed sale of the Kandy Communications platform; failure to make or take any filing or other action required to consummate the proposed Kandy transaction in a timely matter or at all; failure to satisfy other closing conditions to the Kandy transaction; failure to realize anticipated benefits from the Kandy transaction; potential litigation relating to the proposed Kandy transaction and disruptions from the proposed transaction that could harm our business; the potential impact of announcement or consummation of the proposed Kandy transaction on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; our ability to recruit and retain key personnel; reductions in customer spending; geopolitical tensions, including those in India, that could disrupt shipments to customers; a slowdown in customer payments and changes in customer requirements, including the timing of customer purchasing decisions and our recognition of revenues; conditions in the credit markets, credit risks and risks related to the terms of our credit agreement; the parties' international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls; ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; unpredictable fluctuations in quarterly revenue and business from our existing customers; our ability to maintain partner, reseller, distribution and vendor support and supply relationships; increases in tariffs, trade restrictions or taxes on our products; and currency fluctuations.

These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties that may affect our business and results from operations. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. In providing forward-looking statements, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update these statements publicly or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Ribbon Communications' 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 on a non-GAAP basis and is approved by our board of directors.  Budgeting and forecasting for revenue and expenses are conducted on a non-GAAP basis 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 certain expenses and credits, including, but not limited to, stock-based compensation; amortization of intangible assets; certain litigation costs; acquisition- and integration-related expense; restructuring and related expense; a reduction to deferred purchase consideration; the gain on a litigation settlement; and the tax effect of these adjustments.  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 our financial measures reflect the exclusion of items that are recurring and will be reflected in our financial results for the foreseeable future.

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 an 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.  It is reasonable to expect that 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 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.

Litigation Costs
We were involved in litigation with a certain competitor with whom we reached a settlement in the second quarter of 2019, under which the competitor agreed to pay us an aggregate amount of $63.0 million (see also "Litigation Settlement" below).  In connection with this litigation, we incurred litigation costs beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017.  In addition, we reached a settlement with a former business partner of GENBAND regarding amounts loaned to this former business partner that were never repaid.  The credit to litigation expense in the second quarter of 2020 represents discounts on certain legal invoices and insurance reimbursements related to litigation aggregating $0.9 million.  These litigation costs and credits are included as components of general and administrative expense.  We believe that such costs are not part of our core business or ongoing operations.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding the litigation costs related to these specific legal matters facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry.

Acquisition- and Integration-Related Expense
We consider certain acquisition- and integration-related costs to be unrelated to the organic continuing operations of our acquired businesses and the Company, and such costs are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets.  The size, complexity and/or volume of an acquisition, which often drive 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, we believe that our management is better able to evaluate our ability to utilize our existing assets and estimate the long-term value that the 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 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 and Related Expense
We have recorded restructuring and related expense to streamline operations and reduce operating costs by closing and consolidating certain facilities and reducing our worldwide workforce.  We review our restructuring accruals and facilities requirements regularly and record adjustments to these estimates as required.  We believe that excluding restructuring and related expense 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 Litigation Settlement
We were involved in litigation with a certain competitor with whom we reached a settlement in the second quarter of 2019, under which the competitor agreed to pay us an aggregate amount of $63.0 million (see "Litigation Costs" above).  This gain is included as a component of other (expense) income, net.  We believe that such gains are not part of our core business or ongoing operations.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding the gain on the litigation settlement 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.

Reduction to Deferred Purchase Consideration
We recorded $8.1 million in other (expense) income, net, in the first quarter of 2019 related to the reduction of cash deferred purchase consideration for Edgewater.  We believe that such reductions to cash deferred purchase consideration are not part of our core business or ongoing operations, as they relate to specific acquisitive transactions.  Accordingly, we believe that excluding such reductions related to acquisition transactions facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical results and to other companies in our industry.

Tax Effect of Non-GAAP Adjustments
Beginning with the second quarter of 2019, non-GAAP income tax expense is presented based on an estimated tax rate applied against forecasted annual non-GAAP income.  The non-GAAP income tax expense assumes no available net operating losses or any valuation allowances for the U.S. because of reporting significant cumulative non-GAAP income over the past several years.  Due to the methodology applied to our estimated annual tax rate, our estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income will differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax liabilities.

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 expense, net; income tax provision; depreciation; and amortization of intangible assets.  In addition, we exclude from net income (loss):  stock-based compensation expense; certain litigation costs; acquisition- and integration-related expense; restructuring and related expense; and other (expense) 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 our 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.

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

                 
       

Three months ended

       

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

       

2020

 

2020

 

2019

Revenue:

         
 

Product

$           120,862

 

$             75,899

 

$             72,059

 

Service

89,631

 

82,083

 

73,362

   

Total revenue

210,493

 

157,982

 

145,421

                 

Cost of revenue:

         
 

Product

61,529

 

44,933

 

36,433

 

Service

36,647

 

31,479

 

28,315

   

Total cost of revenue

98,176

 

76,412

 

64,748

                 

Gross profit

112,317

 

81,570

 

80,673

                 

Gross margin:

         
 

Product

49.1%

 

40.8%

 

49.4%

 

Service

59.1%

 

61.6%

 

61.4%

   

Total gross margin

53.4%

 

51.6%

 

55.5%

                 

Operating expenses:

         
 

Research and development

51,796

 

42,295

 

35,301

 

Sales and marketing

37,617

 

36,351

 

28,893

 

General and administrative

15,094

 

17,205

 

12,466

 

Acquisition- and integration-related

857

 

12,384

 

1,965

 

Restructuring and related

5,361

 

2,075

 

9,144

   

Total operating expenses

110,725

 

110,310

 

87,769

                 

Income (loss) from operations

1,592

 

(28,740)

 

(7,096)

Interest expense, net

(5,400)

 

(3,395)

 

(1,262)

Other (expense) income, net

(2,407)

 

(844)

 

62,861

                 

(Loss) income before income taxes

(6,215)

 

(32,979)

 

54,503

Income tax provision

(2,036)

 

(191)

 

(5,033)

                 

Net (loss) income

$             (8,251)

 

$           (33,170)

 

$             49,470

                 

(Loss) earnings per share:

         
 

Basic

 

$               (0.06)

 

$               (0.27)

 

$                 0.45

 

Diluted

$               (0.06)

 

$               (0.27)

 

$                 0.45

                 

Weighted average shares used to compute (loss) earnings per share:

       
 

Basic

 

144,483

 

120,992

 

110,394

 

Diluted

144,483

 

120,992

 

110,698

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

             
       

Six months ended

       

June 30,

 

June 30,

       

2020

 

2019

Revenue:

     
 

Product

$           196,761

 

$           119,539

 

Service

171,714

 

144,810

   

Total revenue

368,475

 

264,349

             

Cost of revenue:

     
 

Product

106,462

 

69,580

 

Service

68,126

 

57,507

   

Total cost of revenue

174,588

 

127,087

             

Gross profit

193,887

 

137,262

             

Gross margin:

     
 

Product

45.9%

 

41.8%

 

Service

60.3%

 

60.3%

   

Total gross margin

52.6%

 

51.9%

             

Operating expenses:

     
 

Research and development

94,091

 

71,234

 

Sales and marketing

73,968

 

58,952

 

General and administrative

32,299

 

31,160

 

Acquisition- and integration-related

13,241

 

5,164

 

Restructuring and related

7,436

 

14,076

   

Total operating expenses

221,035

 

180,586

             

Loss from operations

(27,148)

 

(43,324)

Interest expense, net

(8,795)

 

(2,626)

Other (expense) income, net

(3,251)

 

70,635

             

(Loss) income before income taxes

(39,194)

 

24,685

Income tax provision

(2,227)

 

(6,047)

             

Net (loss) income

$           (41,421)

 

$             18,638

             

(Loss) earnings per share:

     
 

Basic

 

$               (0.31)

 

$                 0.17

 

Diluted

$               (0.31)

 

$                 0.17

             

Weighted average shares used to compute (loss) earnings per share:

   
 

Basic

 

132,737

 

109,239

 

Diluted

132,737

 

109,672

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

             
             
       

June 30,

 

December 31,

       

2020

 

2019

Assets

     

Current assets:

     
 

Cash and cash equivalents

$             80,992

 

$             44,643

 

Restricted cash

13,052

 

-

 

Accounts receivable, net

204,601

 

192,706

 

Inventory

58,047

 

14,800

 

Other current assets

52,121

 

27,146

   

Total current assets

408,813

 

279,295

             

Property and equipment, net

48,004

 

28,976

Intangible assets, net

449,263

 

213,366

Goodwill

 

416,892

 

224,896

Deferred income taxes

6,416

 

4,959

Operating lease right-of-use assets

63,938

 

36,654

Other assets

34,736

 

26,762

       

$        1,428,062

 

$           814,908

             

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

     

Current liabilities:

     
 

Current portion of term debt

$             14,850

 

$               2,500

 

Revolving credit facility

-

 

8,000

 

Accounts payable

73,066

 

31,412

 

Accrued expenses and other

130,727

 

56,700

 

Operating lease liabilities

18,300

 

7,719

 

Deferred revenue

105,694

 

100,406

   

Total current liabilities

342,637

 

206,737

             

Long-term debt, net of current

377,302

 

45,995

Operating lease liabilities, net of current

53,122

 

37,202

Deferred revenue, net of current

23,844

 

20,482

Deferred income taxes

17,720

 

4,648

Other long-term liabilities

68,660

 

16,589

     

Total liabilities

883,285

 

331,653

             

Commitments and contingencies

     
             

Stockholders' equity:

     
 

Common stock

14

 

11

 

Additional paid-in capital

1,863,374

 

1,747,784

 

Accumulated deficit

(1,308,488)

 

(1,267,067)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(10,123)

 

2,527

     

Total stockholders' equity

544,777

 

483,255

       

$        1,428,062

 

$           814,908

             

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

               
               
         

Six months ended

         

 June 30, 

 

 June 30, 

         

2020

 

2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

     
 

Net (loss) income

$           (41,421)

 

$             18,638

 

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

     
   

Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment

8,260

 

5,891

   

Amortization of intangible assets

29,003

 

24,569

   

Amortization of debt issuance costs

2,554

 

175

   

Stock-based compensation

6,198

 

5,669

   

Deferred income taxes

97

 

4,358

   

Reduction in deferred purchase consideration

(69)

 

(8,124)

   

Foreign currency exchange losses

3,463

 

521

   

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     
     

Accounts receivable

45,422

 

33,121

     

Inventory

773

 

6,159

     

Other operating assets

14,282

 

(21,026)

     

Accounts payable

(41,515)

 

(12,763)

     

Accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities

9,111

 

(17,129)

     

Deferred revenue

554

 

(10,940)

       

Net cash provided by operating activities

36,712

 

29,119

               

Cash flows from investing activities:

     
 

Purchases of property and equipment

(14,891)

 

(6,153)

 

Business acqusitions, net of cash acquired

(346,852)

 

-

 

Maturities of marketable securities

-

 

7,295

 

Proceeds from the sale of fixed assets

43,500

 

-

       

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(318,243)

 

1,142

               

Cash flows from financing activities:

     
 

Borrowings under revolving line of credit

615

 

92,000

 

Principal payments on revolving line of credit

(8,615)

 

(112,000)

 

Proceeds from issuance of term debt

403,500

 

50,000

 

Principal payments of long-term debt

(52,400)

 

-

 

Payment of deferred purchase consideration

-

 

(21,876)

 

Principal payment of debt, related party

-

 

(24,716)

 

Principal payments of finance leases

(668)

 

(500)

 

Payment of debt issuance costs

(10,573)

 

(884)

 

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

-

 

506

 

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

23

 

190

 

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

(808)

 

(1,080)

 

Repurchase of common stock

-

 

(4,536)

       

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

331,074

 

(22,896)

               

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(142)

 

127

               

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

49,401

 

7,492

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

44,643

 

43,694

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$             94,044

 

$             51,186

               

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Supplemental Information

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

                         
                         

The following tables provide the details of stock-based compensation and amortization 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 

 

 Six months ended 

       

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

       

2020

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

Stock-based compensation

                 

Cost of revenue - product

$                    39

 

$                    27

 

$                    22

 

$                    66

 

$                    36

Cost of revenue - service

159

 

130

 

151

 

289

 

243

 

Cost of revenue

198

 

157

 

173

 

355

 

279

                         

Research and development expense

738

 

558

 

331

 

1,296

 

838

Sales and marketing expense

1,011

 

752

 

560

 

1,763

 

1,544

General and administrative expense

1,275

 

1,509

 

466

 

2,784

 

3,008

 

Operating expense

3,024

 

2,819

 

1,357

 

5,843

 

5,390

                         
   

Total stock-based compensation

$               3,222

 

$               2,976

 

$               1,530

 

$               6,198

 

$               5,669

                         
                         

Amortization of intangible assets

                 

Cost of revenue - product

$             10,950

 

$               8,954

 

$             10,092

 

$             19,904

 

$             19,737

Sales and marketing expense

3,719

 

5,380

 

2,555

 

9,099

 

4,832

                         
 

Total amortization of intangible assets

$             14,669

 

$             14,334

 

$             12,647

 

$             29,003

 

$             24,569

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

           
 

Three months ended

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

2020

 

2020

 

2019

           

Revenue

$           210,493

 

$           157,982

 

$           145,421

Less revenue attributable to ECI

(63,586)

 

(29,951)

 

-

Ribbon standalone revenue

$           146,907

 

$           128,031

 

$           145,421

           

GAAP Total gross margin

53.4%

 

51.6%

 

55.5%

Stock-based compensation

0.1%

 

0.1%

 

0.1%

Amortization of intangible assets

5.2%

 

5.7%

 

6.9%

Non-GAAP Total gross margin

58.7%

 

57.4%

 

62.5%

           

GAAP Total gross profit

$           112,317

 

$             81,570

 

$             80,673

Less total gross profit attributable to ECI

(21,611)

 

(10,651)

 

-

Ribbon standalone gross profit

$             90,706

 

$             70,919

 

$             80,673

           

Ribbon standalone gross margin (Ribbon standalone gross profit/Ribbon standalone revenue)

61.7%

 

55.4%

 

55.5%

Stock-based compensation

0.1%

 

0.1%

 

0.1%

Amortization of intangible assets

5.4%

 

6.2%

 

6.9%

Non-GAAP Ribbon standalone gross margin

67.2%

 

61.7%

 

62.5%

           

GAAP Net (loss) income

$             (8,251)

 

$           (33,170)

 

$             49,470

Stock-based compensation

3,222

 

2,976

 

1,530

Amortization of intangible assets

14,669

 

14,334

 

12,647

Litigation costs

(937)

 

3,038

 

1,315

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

857

 

12,384

 

1,965

Restructuring and related expense

5,361

 

2,075

 

9,144

Gain on litigation settlement

-

 

-

 

(63,000)

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(6,626)

 

(764)

 

2,625

Non-GAAP net income

$               8,295

 

$                  873

 

$             15,696

           

(Loss) earnings per share

         

GAAP (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share

$               (0.06)

 

$               (0.27)

 

$                 0.45

Stock-based compensation

0.02

 

0.02

 

0.01

Amortization of intangible assets

0.10

 

0.13

 

0.12

Litigation costs

(0.01)

 

0.02

 

0.01

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

0.01

 

0.10

 

0.02

Restructuring and related expense

0.04

 

0.02

 

0.08

Gain on litigation settlement

-

 

-

 

(0.57)

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.04)

 

(0.01)

 

0.02

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share

$                 0.06

 

$                 0.01

 

$                 0.14

           

Weighted average shares used to compute (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share

         

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

144,483

 

120,992

 

110,698

  Non-GAAP Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share

150,512

 

121,603

 

110,698

           

Adjusted EBITDA

         

GAAP Net (loss) income

$             (8,251)

 

$           (33,170)

 

$             49,470

Interest expense, net

5,400

 

3,395

 

1,262

Income tax provision

2,036

 

191

 

5,033

Depreciation

4,786

 

3,474

 

2,970

Amortization of intangible assets

14,669

 

14,334

 

12,647

Stock-based compensation

3,222

 

2,976

 

1,530

Litigation costs

(937)

 

3,038

 

1,315

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

857

 

12,384

 

1,965

Restructuring and related expense

5,361

 

2,075

 

9,144

Other expense (income), net

2,407

 

844

 

(62,861)

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$             29,550

 

$               9,541

 

$             22,475

           

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

       
 

Six months ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2020

 

2019

       

Revenue

$           368,475

 

$           264,349

Less revenue attributable to ECI

(93,537)

 

-

Ribbon standalone revenue

$           274,938

 

$           264,349

       

GAAP Total gross margin

52.6%

 

51.9%

Stock-based compensation

0.1%

 

0.1%

Amortization of intangible assets

5.4%

 

7.5%

Non-GAAP Total gross margin

58.1%

 

59.5%

       

GAAP Total gross profit

$           193,887

 

$           137,262

Less total gross profit attributable to ECI

(32,262)

 

-

Ribbon standalone gross profit

$           161,625

 

$           137,262

       

Ribbon standalone gross margin (Ribbon standalone gross profit/Ribbon standalone revenue)

58.8%

 

51.9%

Stock-based compensation

0.1%

 

0.1%

Amortization of intangible assets

5.7%

 

7.5%

Non-GAAP Ribbon standalone gross margin

64.6%

 

59.5%

       

GAAP Net (loss) income

$           (41,421)

 

$             18,638

Stock-based compensation

6,198

 

5,669

Amortization of intangible assets

29,003

 

24,569

Litigation costs

2,101

 

7,501

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

13,241

 

5,164

Restructuring and related expense

7,436

 

14,076

Reduction to deferred purchase consideration

-

 

(8,124)

Gain on litigation settlement

-

 

(63,000)

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(7,390)

 

2,625

Non-GAAP net income

$               9,168

 

$               7,118

       

(Loss) earnings per share

     

GAAP (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share

$               (0.31)

 

$                 0.17

Stock-based compensation

0.05

 

0.05

Amortization of intangible assets

0.21

 

0.21

Litigation costs

0.02

 

0.07

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

0.10

 

0.05

Restructuring and related expense

0.05

 

0.13

Reduction to deferred purchase consideration

-

 

(0.07)

Gain on litigation settlement

-

 

(0.57)

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.05)

 

0.02

Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per share

$                 0.07

 

$                 0.06

       

Weighted average shares used to compute (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share

     

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

132,737

 

109,672

  Non-GAAP Shares used to compute diluted earnings per share

136,159

 

109,672

       

Adjusted EBITDA

     

GAAP Net (loss) income

$           (41,421)

 

$             18,638

Interest expense, net

8,795

 

2,626

Income tax provision

2,227

 

6,047

Depreciation

8,260

 

5,891

Amortization of intangible assets

29,003

 

24,569

Stock-based compensation

6,198

 

5,669

Litigation costs

2,101

 

7,501

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

13,241

 

5,164

Restructuring and related expense

7,436

 

14,076

Other expense (income), net

3,251

 

(70,635)

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$             39,091

 

$             19,546

       

 

 

RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP and GAAP Financial Measures - Outlook

(unaudited)

           
     

 Three months ending 

     

 September 30, 2020 

     

 Range 

           

Revenue

$                  210

 

$                  220

           

(Loss) earnings per share

     
 

GAAP outlook

$               (0.04)

 

$               (0.02)

 

Stock-based compensation

0.02

 

0.02

 

Amortization of intangible assets

0.11

 

0.11

 

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

0.01

 

0.01

 

Restructuring and related expense

0.02

 

0.02

 

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.07)

 

(0.07)

   

Non-GAAP outlook

$                 0.05

 

$                 0.07

           

Weighted average shares used to compute (loss) per share or diluted earnings per share (in thousands)

     
 

GAAPShares used to compute loss per share

145,000

 

145,000

 

Non-GAAPShares used to compute diluted earnings per share

150,000

 

150,000

           

Adjusted EBITDA (in $ millions)

     
 

GAAP net loss outlook

$                 (6.8)

 

$                 (2.8)

 

Interest expense, net

5.6

 

5.6

 

Income tax benefit

(3.9)

 

(3.9)

 

Depreciation

4.3

 

4.3

 

Amortization of intangible assets

16.3

 

16.3

 

Stock-based compensation

3.6

 

3.6

 

Acquisition- and integration-related expense

1.2

 

1.2

 

Restructuring and related expense

3.1

 

3.1

 

Other expense, net

1.6

 

1.6

   

Non-GAAP outlook

$                 25.0

 

$                 29.0

           

 

 

 

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