MELVILLE, N.Y., May 4, 2017 — FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in software-defined storage, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.
“FreeStor® continues to march forward as represented by the increase in year-over-year FreeStor revenue for the first quarter of 2017,” said Gary Quinn, President and CEO. “FreeStor is the right storage virtualization and cloud storage solution for customers who are transforming their infrastructure to software-defined everything. We are pleased that during the quarter we were able to realize the first step to financial stability by achieving our internal goal of being cash flow positive.”
Included in operating results above for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 were $0.4 million and $1.0 million of share-based compensation expense, respectively. Included in net loss for both the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 was an income tax provision of $0.1 million. GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders 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.
Deferred revenue at March 31, 2017 was $23.5 million, compared with $23.7 million at December 31, 2016
- We now have over 350 customers using our FreeStor platform, not including the customers of our MSP and OEM partners.
- Revenue from our FreeStor platform increased 79% to $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared with the first quarter of 2016.
- Bookings from our FreeStor platform was 37% of total bookings for the first quarter of 2017, compared with 36% for the first quarter of 2016.
- During the first quarter of 2017, we realized the full impact of our cost rationalization initiatives completed during 2016 and we ended the quarter with $3.4 million in cash and cash equivalents representing a slight increase from December 31, 2016.
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. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is provided on page 6 of this release.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. 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) 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 www.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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