SOURCE: FalconStor Software, Inc.

FalconStor Software, Inc.

November 02, 2016 16:05 ET

FalconStor Software Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - FalconStor Software ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in software-defined storage, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

"We continue to see our flagship FreeStor® platform adding new customer adoptions, existing customer conversions, additional industry award recognition and a new release to support the increasingly expanding footprint of the cloud" said Gary Quinn, President and CEO. "While we are pleased with the performance of FreeStor over the last fifteen months of availability, we have found difficulty in out pacing the decline of our legacy point solution business as customers transform their infrastructures. We will continue to optimize our cost structures to match our run-rate outlook of bookings, billings and total revenue."

Business Highlights:

  • The Company added 11 new customers or conversion customers from the install base utilizing the FreeStor subscription model during Q3 2016, including Fujitsu FIP Corporation and I-Net Corp., in Japan and 9 new customers in EMEA. We added 57 new customers or conversion customers from the install base utilizing the FreeStor technology perpetual licenses during Q3 2016. We now have over 300 customers using our FreeStor platform, not including the customers of our MSP and OEM partners.
  • The Company year-to-date 2016 achieved 128% of its total FY 2015 FreeStor platform bookings results.
    • FreeStor MSP subscription business increased over 400% in the first nine months of 2016 as compared with total FY 2015 bookings results.
    • FreeStor Enterprise subscription business increased over 600% in the first nine months of 2016 as compared with total FY 2015 bookings results.
    • FreeStor technology perpetual license business achieved over 70% of the total FY 2015 bookings results in the first nine months of 2016.
    • FreeStor technology OEMs achieved their first year annual commitments and achieved over 100% of the total FY 2015 bookings results in the first nine months of 2016.
  • Customers who purchased FreeStor or the FreeStor Technology during the first nine months of 2015 expanded their storage capacity by a total of 32% during 2016.
    • Customers who purchased the FreeStor subscription model during the first nine months of 2015 expanded their storage capacity by 44% during 2016.
    • Enterprise customers who purchased the FreeStor technology during the first nine months of 2015 expanded their storage capacity by 17% during 2016.
    • OEM customers who purchased the FreeStor technology during the first nine months of 2015 expanded their storage capacity by 55% during 2016.
  • During October 2016, the Company delivered the latest enhancements to its FreeStor platform which included new primary instance only pricing, public cloud connectors (AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Aliyun, Huawei), enhanced Core-to-Edge Analytics, Unified Client Management, improved secure multi-tenancy, external security (A.D. and LDAP), and numerous performance optimizations.
  • During the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the FreeStor Cinder Driver for OpenStack was approved and is now included in the OpenStack Newton distribution as well as the RedHat OpenStack 8 distribution.
  • During October 2016, FreeStor achieved VMWare Metro Storage Cluster Certification.
  • During October 2016, FreeStor won product-of-the-year from the CloudHosting Awards. Since its release, FreeStor has won 11 software-defined storage (SDS) product-of-the-year awards at various leading industry publications, including three publications servicing the Asia markets and six publications servicing the European marketplace and two publications in the Americas.

Financial Highlights:

  • Total revenue for the third quarter of 2016 was $7.3 million, compared with $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2016 and compared with $9.7 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Total bookings for the third quarter of 2016 were $5.5 million, compared with $8.8 million in the second quarter of 2016 and compared with $8.8 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • In the third quarter of 2016 approximately 84% of our total bookings were ratable as compared with 75% in the third quarter of 2015.
  • In the third quarter of 2016 approximately 65% of our total product bookings were ratable compared with 45% in the third quarter of 2015.
  • The Company closed the quarter with $6.1 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared with $13.4 million at December 31, 2015.
  • Non-GAAP expenses decreased 15%, compared with the second quarter of 2016 and decreased 25% when compared with the third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP expenses totaled $8.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with non-GAAP expenses of $10.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 and non-GAAP expenses of $11.8 million in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Non-GAAP gross margins were 72% in both the second and third quarter of 2016, compared with non-GAAP gross margins of 75% in the third quarter of 2015.

Financials

Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $7.3 million, compared with $9.7 million in the same period a year ago. Cost of revenue was $2.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $2.4 million in the same period a year ago. Operating expenses were $7.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $9.7 million in the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $1.8 million, compared with $2.5 million in the same period a year ago. Included in operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 were $0.3 million and $0.4 million of share-based compensation expense, respectively. GAAP net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $2.0 million, compared with $2.6 million for the same period a year ago. Included in net loss for both the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 was an income tax provision of $0.1 million. GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended September 30, 2016, which includes the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock and the accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends, was $2.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with $2.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

Non-GAAP loss from operations was $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $2.1 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss was $1.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $2.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2015. Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of stock-based compensation, costs associated with the Company's investigations, litigation and settlement related costs, restructuring costs and the effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock.

Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $22.8 million, compared with $39.2 million in the same period a year ago. Included in total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $11.3 million of revenue from a joint-development agreement. Cost of revenue was $6.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $7.5 million in the same period a year ago. Operating expenses were $26.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared with $30.9 million in the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $9.7 million, compared with income from operations of $0.8 million in the same period a year ago. Included in operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 were; (i) $2.4 million and $1.2 million of share-based compensation expense, respectively; and (ii) $0.2 million of restructuring costs in both periods. GAAP net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $9.8 million, compared with net income of less than $0.1 million for the same period a year ago. Included in net loss for both the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 was an income tax provision of $0.4 million. GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, which includes the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock and the accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends, was $10.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $1.0 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

Non-GAAP loss from operations was $7.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared with income from operations of $2.1 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss was $7.2 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared with net income of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

The Company closed the quarter with $6.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Cash flow used in operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $7.1 million, compared with cash flow used in operations of $4.0 million during the same period in 2015. Deferred revenue at September 30, 2016 was $23.5 million, compared with $25.7 million at December 31, 2015.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. To participate in the conference call, please dial:

Toll Free: 1-888-219-1217
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Conference ID: 7335610

To view the presentation, please copy and paste the following link into your browser and register for this meeting. Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message confirming your registration.

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Meeting: FalconStor Q3 2016 Earnings
Meeting Password: Q3numbers16
Meeting Number: 799 231 953

If you are unable to register via the Internet, please contact Dori White, Investor Relations at 631-773-5819 or dori.white@falconstor.com

A conference call replay will be available beginning November 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. EDT through 7:30 p.m. EDT on November 9th. To listen to the replay of the call, dial toll free: 1-888-203-1112 or International: +1-719-457-0820, passcode: 7335610.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company's management refers to these non-GAAP financial measures in making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's operating performance. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and comparisons to competitors' operating results. We include these non-GAAP financial measures (which should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, their comparable GAAP measures) in this press release because we believe they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency into the supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude (i) costs associated with the Company's class action and derivative lawsuits, government investigations, and related legal fees, (ii) restructuring costs, (iii) effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, and (iv) non-cash stock-based compensation charges and any potential tax effects. For a reconciliation of our GAAP and non-GAAP financial results, please refer to our Non-GAAP Operating Data GAAP Reconciliation, presented in this release.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Our open, integrated flagship solution FreeStor reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor's mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The Company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: delays in product development; market acceptance of FalconStor's products and services; technological change in the data protection industry; competition in the data protection market; results and costs associated with governmental investigations; intellectual property issues; and other risk factors discussed in FalconStor's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015  
    (unaudited )     
Assets           
Current assets:           
 Cash and cash equivalents  $5,643,610   $6,013,382  
 Marketable securities   500,040    7,420,042  
 Accounts receivable, net   3,253,257    6,635,262  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,357,254    1,742,668  
 Inventory   6,181    70,534  
 Deferred tax assets, net   533,589    205,816  
  Total current assets   11,293,931    22,087,704  
Property and equipment, net   1,129,565    1,565,932  
Deferred tax assets, net   128,990    110,060  
Software development costs, net   636,799    1,116,816  
Other assets, net   1,037,763    1,139,377  
Goodwill   4,150,339    4,150,339  
Other intangible assets, net   227,883    256,137  
  Total assets  $18,605,270   $30,426,365  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit           
Current liabilities:           
 Accounts payable  $716,709   $1,005,944  
 Accrued expenses   5,069,086    6,783,514  
 Deferred tax liabilities, net   89,662    89,343  
 Deferred revenue, net   14,589,751    16,553,519  
  Total current liabilities   20,465,208    24,432,320  
Other long-term liabilities   1,008,067    735,089  
Deferred tax liabilities, net   46,938    27,069  
Deferred revenue, net   8,887,015    9,122,289  
  Total liabilities   30,407,228    34,316,767  
Commitments and contingencies           
Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock   8,331,823    7,818,554  
  Total stockholders' deficit   (20,133,781 )  (11,708,956 )
  Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit  $18,605,270   $30,426,365  
           
           
 
FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,  
   2016   2015   2016   2015  
Revenue:                     
 Product revenue  $2,245,544   $3,756,579   $7,465,996   $21,377,450  
 Support and services revenue   5,081,266    5,926,647    15,361,096    17,798,241  
  Total revenue   7,326,810    9,683,226    22,827,092    39,175,691  
Cost of revenue:                     
 Product   145,986    510,861    710,233    1,619,142  
 Support and service   1,914,383    1,915,090    5,675,728    5,875,837  
  Total cost of revenue   2,060,369    2,425,951    6,385,961    7,494,979  
Gross profit  $5,266,441   $7,257,275   $16,441,131   $31,680,712  
Operating expenses:                     
 Research and development costs   2,514,822    3,454,128    9,475,678    9,727,727  
 Selling and marketing   2,991,901    4,128,814    11,385,051    13,805,689  
 General and administrative   1,561,335    2,132,665    5,100,739    7,209,499  
 Investigation, litigation, and settlement related costs   -    -    -    8,842  
 Restructuring costs   -    15,024    177,389    172,995  
  Total operating expenses   7,068,058    9,730,631    26,138,857    30,924,752  
  Operating (loss) income   (1,801,617 )  (2,473,356 )  (9,697,726 )  755,960  
Interest and other (loss) income, net   (90,037 )  25,697    265,397    (339,968 )
  (Loss) income before income taxes   (1,891,654 )  (2,447,659 )  (9,432,329 )  415,992  
Provision for income taxes   84,519    134,280    375,338    403,736  
  Net (loss) income  $(1,976,173 ) $(2,581,939 ) $(9,807,667 ) $12,256  
Less: Accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends   194,012    190,786    581,986    568,476  
Less: Accretion to redemption value of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock   178,619    149,969    513,269    430,943  
  Net loss attributable to common stockholders  $(2,348,804 ) $(2,922,694 ) $(10,902,922 ) $(987,163 )
Basic net loss per share attributable to common stockholders  $(0.05 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.25 ) $(0.02 )
Diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders  $(0.05 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.25 ) $(0.02 )
Weighted average basic shares outstanding   43,488,448    41,113,431    42,847,038    41,004,976  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding   43,488,448    41,113,431    42,847,038    41,004,976  
                 
 
FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
 
   Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,  
   2016   2015   2016   2015  
GAAP (loss) income from operations  $(1,801,617 ) $(2,473,356 ) $(9,697,726 ) $755,960  
 Non-cash stock option expense (1)   274,206    372,173    2,392,162    1,172,947  
 Legal related costs (3)   -    -    -    8,842  
 Restructuring costs (4)   -    15,024    177,389    172,995  
Non-GAAP (loss) income from operations  $(1,527,411 ) $(2,086,159 ) $(7,128,175 ) $2,110,744  
                      
GAAP net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders  $(2,348,804 ) $(2,922,694 ) $(10,902,922 ) $(987,163 )
 Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)   274,206    372,173    2,392,162    1,172,947  
 Legal related costs (3)   -    -    -    8,842  
 Restructuring costs (4)   -    15,024    177,389    172,995  
 Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (5)   372,631    340,755    1,095,255    999,419  
Non-GAAP net (loss) income  $(1,701,967 ) $(2,194,742 ) $(7,238,116 ) $1,367,040  
                      
GAAP gross margin   72 %  75 %  72 %  81 %
 Non-cash stock option expense (1)   0 %  0 %  0 %  0 %
Non-GAAP gross margin   72 %  75 %  72 %  81 %
                      
GAAP gross margin - Product   93 %  86 %  90 %  92 %
 Non-cash stock option expense (1)   0 %  0 %  0 %  0 %
Non-GAAP gross margin - Product   93 %  86 %  90 %  92 %
                      
GAAP gross margin - Support and Service   62 %  68 %  63 %  67 %
 Non-cash stock option expense (1)   0 %  0 %  1 %  0 %
Non-GAAP gross margin - Support and Service   63 %  68 %  64 %  67 %
                      
GAAP operating margin   (25 %)  (26 %)  (42 %)  2 %
 Non-cash stock option expense (1)   4 %  4 %  10 %  3 %
 Legal related costs (3)   0 %  0 %  0 %  0 %
 Restructuring costs (4)   0 %  0 %  1 %  0 %
Non-GAAP operating margin   (21 %)  (22 %)  (31 %)  5 %
                      
GAAP Basic EPS  $(0.05 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.25 ) $(0.02 )
 Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)   0.01    0.01    0.06    0.03  
 Legal related costs (3)   0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00  
 Restructuring costs (4)   0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00  
 Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (5)   0.01    0.01    0.03    0.02  
Non-GAAP Basic EPS  $(0.04 ) $(0.05 ) $(0.17 ) $0.03  
                      
GAAP Diluted EPS  $(0.05 ) $(0.07 ) $(0.25 ) $(0.02 )
 Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)   0.01    0.01    0.06    0.03  
 Legal related costs (3)   0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00  
 Restructuring costs (4)   0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00  
 Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (5)   0.01    0.01    0.03    0.02  
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS  $(0.04 ) $(0.05 ) $(0.17 ) $0.03  
                      
Weighted average basic shares outstanding (GAAP and as adjusted)   43,488,448    41,113,431    42,847,038    41,004,976  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (GAAP)   43,488,448    41,113,431    42,847,038    41,004,976  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (as adjusted)   43,488,448    41,113,431    42,847,038    42,637,654  
                 
Footnotes:
(1) Represents non-cash, stock-based compensation charges as follows:
       
   Three Months Ended September 30,  Nine Months Ended September 30,
   2016  2015  2016  2015
Cost of revenue - Product  $-  $-  $-  $-
Cost of revenue - Support and Service   16,684   26,653   85,521   80,357
Research and development costs   80,310   57,478   1,652,107   228,993
Selling and marketing   88,907   73,575   231,979   225,155
General and administrative   88,305   214,467   422,555   638,442
 Total non-cash stock based compensation expense  $274,206  $372,173  $2,392,162  $1,172,947
              
(2) Represents the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense recognized, net of related income tax effects. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, the tax expense for both GAAP and Non-GAAP basis approximate the same amount. Included in share-based compensation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was $1.5 million, related to costs associated with our exclusive source code license and development agreement which were paid through the issuance of our common stock.
(3) Legal related costs represent expenses in connection with the Company's investigations, litigation and settlement related costs for each respective period presented.
(4) Represents restructuring costs which were incurred during each respective period presented.
(5) Represents the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock and accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends.
   
   

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