- Quarterly revenues increased by 10.5% year-over-year to $45.8 million; full 2018 year revenues increased by 12.4% to $176.2 million;
- Quarterly service revenues increased by 0% year-over-year to $15.1 million;full 2018 year service revenues increased by 14.4% to $56.3 million;
- Quarterly UC-SIP revenues increased more than 30% year-over-year;
- Quarterly GAAP gross margin percentage was 62.6%; quarterly Non-GAAP gross margin percentage was 63.0%;
- Quarterly GAAP operating margin percentage was 11.2%; quarterly Non-GAAP operating margin percentage was 13.7%;
- Cash flow from operating activities was $11.6 million for the quarter and $25.6 million for the full year;
- Quarterly GAAP net income was $4.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share; Quarterly Non-GAAP net income was $6.3 million, or $0.20 per diluted share;
- Full 2018 year GAAP net income was $13.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share; full 2018 year Non-GAAP net income was $20.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share;
- AudioCodes repurchased 250,000 of its ordinary shares during the quarter at an aggregate cost of $2.8 million.
Lod, Israel – January 28, 2019 - AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC) Press Release
AudioCodes, a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year periods ended December 31, 2018.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $45.8 million, compared to $44.5 million for the third quarter of 2018 and $41.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Revenues were $176.2 million in 2018 compared to $156.7 million in 2017.
Net income was $4.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $672,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017. Net income in 2018 was $13.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to $4.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in 2017.
On a Non-GAAP basis, net income was $6.3 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $3.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income in 2018 was $20.0 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, compared to $12.2 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in 2017.
Non-GAAP net income excludes: (i) share-based compensation expenses; (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets; (iii) expenses related to deferred payments and income due to revaluation of an earn-out liability, each 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 $11.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $25.6 million for 2018. Cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities were $65.4 million as of December 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 cash provided by operating activities offset, in part, by the use of cash in 2018 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 record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes.
“2018 was a very strong year for us, our most successful year ever, and a very important milestone in our mission of building a strong and successful voice networking business for years to come. Growing our top line revenue by 12.4% year-over-year, improving non-GAAP annual operating income to 11.7% from 8.2% in the prior year, and growing non-GAAP annual net income by 64.9% compared to 2017, all demonstrate the strength of our Company’s performance. A key factor driving this significant growth is the strength in our UC-SIP business which increased more than 30% year-over-year. Our success in growing our UC-SIP business is intertwined with the continued trend of digital transformation and transition towards a digital workplace. Our continued investment in building a solid foundation for the Company is echoed in a strong industry position and successful execution in the markets we serve.”
"In 2018, we continued to lead the Enterprise Voice segment with voice connectivity solutions, and continued to invest in the recently announced voice.ai business unit, an investment which is already bearing fruit. Looking forward, and based on current business momentum, we are confident in our ability to continue to expand our business in 2019 and beyond. We plan to continue our investment in future offerings, and focus on the return on investment to our shareholders."
Share Buy Back Program
As of December 31, 2018, AudioCodes had acquired an aggregate of 17.6 million of its ordinary shares since August 2014 for an aggregate consideration of $94.1 million. During the quarter ended December 31, 2018, AudioCodes acquired 250,000 of its ordinary shares under its share repurchase program for a total consideration of $2.8 million. During 2018, AudioCodes acquired 1.8 million of its ordinary shares for a total consideration of $14.3 million.
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.
Conference Call & Web Cast Information
AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 8:30 A.M., Eastern Time today to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year of 2018 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 http://www.audiocodes.com/investors-lobby