MELVILLE, N.Y., November 7, 2012—FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of disk-based data protection solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Total revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $17.1 million, compared with $18.9 million for the same period a year ago, a decline of 9%. Total revenues for the third quarter of 2012 increased 4% compared with the second quarter of 2012.
The global macroeconomic weakness continues to factor in soft IT spending, lower business confidence, and uncertainty in the marketplace, which has resulted in lower than anticipated revenues for the quarter.
“While our revenues fell short of our expectations, we are pleased that we were able to achieve sequential revenue growth during a difficult macro environment,” said Jim McNiel, president and CEO of FalconStor. “The uncertainty surrounding the global marketplace continues to cause disruptions in our business, specifically with budget freezes, elongated sales cycles, or, in some cases, lost deals due to competitive pricing and sales strategies. Finally, we believe that the steps we took during the third quarter to reduce our operating expenses in response to the current environment have left us well-positioned to execute on our plan to invest in our existing and our new product initiatives.”
Retention of Financial Advisor
FalconStor has retained the investment banking firm Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as its exclusive financial advisor to assist the Company in exploring and evaluating strategic alternatives to maximize stockholder value. The Company intends to disclose developments regarding the process only when or if the Board has approved a specific transaction.
GAAP loss from operations for the quarter was $3.6 million, compared with an operating loss of $5.1 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $3.6 million, or $0.08 per share, compared with $5.4 million, or $0.12 per share in the third quarter of 2011. Included in the operating results for the third quarter of 2012 was a net reduction of $1.4 million of investigation, litigation, and settlement costs. The net reduction of $1.4 million resulted from the Company recording a receivable in the third quarter for the recovery of $1.1 million of previously accrued legal fees and $0.4 million of certain costs previously accrued associated with the class action and derivative suits, as a result of a settlement reached with one of our insurance carriers in October 2012. These amounts were partially offset by $0.1 million of overall legal fees not recoverable through insurance. During the same period in 2011, the Company had recorded $0.5 million of costs associated with the then outstanding government investigations and related class actions, which was comprised of overall legal fees.
Non-GAAP loss from operations was $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2012, compared with a loss from operations of $2.3 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss was $3.1 million, or a loss of $0.07 per share, in the third quarter of 2012, compared with a net loss of $2.6 million, or $0.06 per share, in the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of stock-based compensation, costs associated with the Company’s investigations, litigation and settlement related costs, and restructuring cost.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, total revenues were $52.9 million, compared with $57.4 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the nine month period was $12.0 million compared with a loss of $16.8 million in 2011. GAAP net loss was $12.6 million, or $0.27 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared with a loss of $17.3 million, or $0.37 per share, in the same period a year ago.
Non-GAAP loss from operations was $9.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared with a loss of $7.5 million in 2011. Non-GAAP net loss was $10.1 million, or $0.21 per share, compared with a loss of $8.0 million, or $0.17 per share, in the same period a year ago.
The Company closed the quarter with $25.8 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities. Deferred revenue at September 30, 2012 was $23.6 million, a decrease of 5% compared with the same period a year ago.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EST. To participate in the conference call, please dial:
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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) noncash stock-based compensation charges and any potential tax effects and (iii) restructuring costs, when applicable. 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.
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data protection. The company’s mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery (DR) into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and DR automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).
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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