First Quarter Highlights
- Quarterly revenues increased by 13.5% year-over-year to $42.4 million;
- Quarterly service revenues increased by 20.2% year-over-year to $13.7 million;
- Revenues related to UC-SIP business increased more than 30% compared to the first quarter of 2017;
- Quarterly GAAP gross margin was 64.0%; quarterly Non-GAAP gross margin was 64.5%;
- Quarterly GAAP operating margin was 7.0%; quarterly Non-GAAP operating margin was 9.1%;
- Cash flow from operating activities was $8.3 million;
- Quarterly GAAP net income was $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, Quarterly Non-GAAP net income was $3.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share;
- AudioCodes repurchased 1 million of its ordinary shares during the quarter at an aggregate cost of $7.2 million.
Lod, Israel – April 24, 2018 - AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC) Press Release
AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $42.4 million compared to $41.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $37.4 million for the first quarter of 2017.
Net income was $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018 compared to $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.
On a Non-GAAP basis, net income was $3.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018 compared to $2.5 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.
Non-GAAP net income excludes: (i) share-based compensation expenses; (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets; (iii) expenses related to deferred payments in connection with the acquisition of Active Communications Europe; and (iv) non-cash deferred tax benefit or expenses. A reconciliation of net income on a GAAP basis to a non-GAAP basis is provided in the tables that accompany the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this press release.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $8.3 million for the first quarter of 2018. Cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities were $60.1 million as of March 31, 2018 compared to $58.7 million as of December 31, 2017. The increase in cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities was the result of operating activities offset, in part, by the use of cash for the continued repurchasing of the Company’s ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase program.
"We are pleased to report improved financial results for the first quarter 2018,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. "In the first quarter of 2018 we continued to strengthen our Enterprise Voice business and enhance our leadership position in this space. Continuing the strong trend of the fourth quarter of 2017, we achieved record financial results in our revenues, net income and gross margin. We also achieved higher operating margin for our Enterprise Voice operation. Our services business performed well in the quarter with revenues higher by 20% on a year over year basis. Looking forward, we expect to continue our growth in 2018, continue to generate strong cash flow from operating activities and invest in future offerings."
“The performance of our UC-SIP business was noteworthy, reaching a revenue level that’s more than 50% of our total revenues. We continued to execute on our strategic plan, and grew sales of UC-SIP by more than 30% compared to the year ago quarter. Our performance continues to rely primarily on collaboration with our application and system integration partners worldwide, as well as on winning enterprise voice deployments and service provider network transformation projects. Additionally, we saw new opportunities developing in our Voice.AI business,” concluded Mr. Adlersberg.
Share Buy Back Program
As of March 31, 2018, AudioCodes had acquired an aggregate of 16.7 million of its ordinary shares since August 2014 for an aggregate consideration of $87 million. During the quarter ended March 31, 2018, AudioCodes acquired 1 million of its ordinary shares under its share repurchase program for a total consideration of approximately $7.2 million.
In November 2017, AudioCodes received court approval in Israel to purchase up to an aggregate of $20 million of additional ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase program. As of March 31, 2018, $9.5 million remained available to the Company for repurchasing shares under this court approval. The current court approval for share repurchases will expire on May 27, 2018.
Conference Call & Web Cast Information
AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 8:00 A.M., Eastern Time today to discuss the Company's first quarter and full year of 2017 operating performance, financial results and outlook. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing one the following numbers:
- United States Participants: +1 (877) 407-0778
- International Participants: +1 (201) 689-8565
The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast. Investors are invited to listen to the call live via webcast at the AudioCodes investor website at https://www.audiocodes.com/investor-relations/investors-lobby