AudioCodes Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

AudioCodes Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

Apr 30, 2019


First Quarter Highlights

  • Quarterly revenues increased by 9.8% year-over-year to $46.6 million;
  • Quarterly service revenues increased by 3.4% year-over-year to $14.1 million;
  • Quarterly UC-SIP booking increased approximately 15% year-over-year;
  • Quarterly GAAP gross margin percentage was 62.8%; quarterly Non-GAAP gross margin percentage was 63.0%;
  • Quarterly GAAP operating margin percentage was 9.7%; quarterly Non-GAAP operating margin percentage was 11.9%;
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $8.3 million;
  • Quarterly GAAP net income was $3.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share;
  • Quarterly Non-GAAP net income was $5.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share;
  • AudioCodes repurchased 86,613 of its ordinary shares during the quarter at an aggregate cost of $951,000.
  • AudioCodes declared a semiannual cash dividend of 11 cents per share. The dividend, in the aggregate amount of $3.2 million, was paid on February 19, 2019.

Details

Lod, Israel – April 30, 2019 - 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, 2019.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were $46.6 million compared to $45.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $42.4 million for the first quarter of 2018.

Net income was $3.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018.

On a Non-GAAP basis, net income was $5.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019 compared to $3.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP net income excludes: (i) share-based compensation expenses; (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets; (iii) expenses or income related to revaluation of an earn-out liability in connection with the acquisition of Active Communications Europe; (iv) financial income or expenses related to exchange rate differences in connection with revaluation of assets and liabilities in non-dollar denominated currencies and (v) 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 2019. Cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities were $68.4 million as of March 31, 2019 compared to $65.4 million as of December 31, 2018. The increase in cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities was the result of cash provided by operating activities offset, in part, by the use of cash in 2019 for the continued repurchasing of the Company’s ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase program and for the payment of a cash dividend.

“We are pleased to report solid financial results for the first quarter of 2019,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. “The strong underlying growth in the unified communications and UCaaS markets and the continuing transformation to all IP are favorably impacting our financial results. We continued to execute on our 2019 revenue plan and grew approximately 10% year-over-year while continuing to generate increased earnings and a strong cash flow from operations.”

“New enterprise voice networking deployments and service provider network transformation projects continue to drive our top line growth. Our investments in adapting our One Voice solution to Cloud, and more specifically to the Microsoft Teams collaboration solution started to bear fruits in the first quarter of 2019 and we saw encouraging new project starts in this space. At the same time, we continue to invest in our emerging voice.ai business and we are seeing encouraging initial results. We continue to prudently invest in our future offerings and remain focused on maximizing the return on these investments for our shareholders”, concluded Mr. Adlersberg.

Share Buy Back Program

As of March 31, 2019, AudioCodes had acquired an aggregate of 17.64 million of its ordinary shares since August 2014 for an aggregate consideration of $95 million. During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, AudioCodes acquired 86,613 of its ordinary shares under its share repurchase program for a total consideration of $951,000.

In January 2019, AudioCodes received court approval in Israel to purchase up to an aggregate of $12 million (“Permitted Amount”) of additional ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase program. The court approval also permits AudioCodes to declare a dividend of any part of the Permitted Amount during the approved validity period. The current court approval will expire on July 1, 2019. As of March 31, 2019, $7.8 million remained available to the Company under this court approval for repurchasing shares or declaring dividends.

Cash Dividend

On January 28, 2019, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.11 per share. The dividend, in the aggregate amount of $3.2 million, was paid on February 19, 2019 to all of the Company’s shareholders of record on February 7, 2019.

Conference Call & Web Cast Information

AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 8:30 A.M., Eastern Time today to discuss the Company's first quarter of 2019 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

 

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