MELVILLE, N.Y., November 20, 2017 — FalconStor Software, Inc. (OTCQB: FALC), a market leader in storage software, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
“Q3 marks an important pivot point for FalconStor as the strategic restructuring launched earlier in 2017, and additional focus implemented during the quarter, have produced a return to profitability” stated Todd Brooks, CEO of FalconStor. “Our products and solutions play a key role in managing and protecting critical data within enterprises around the world. The financial stability we are creating will enable us to continue innovating and delivering outstanding value to our existing partners and customers, while positioning the company for future growth.”
For the three months ended September 30, 2017 we delivered net GAAP operating income of $1.3 million on revenues of $6.1 million. Included in operating results above for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 were $(0.3) million and $0.3 million of share-based compensation expense, respectively, and $0.2 million and $0.4 million of severance expense, respectively.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 we have incurred a GAAP net operating loss of $.4 million as compared to a net loss of $9.7 million for the same period last year. Included in operating results above for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 were $0.3 million and $2.4 million of share-based compensation expense, respectively, and $1.0 million and $1.4 million of severance expense, respectively. Included in net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was an income tax provision of $0.2 million and $0.4 million, respectively. Due to cost rationalization initiatives completed during 2016 and continued into 2017 we reduced our net loss by (97)% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the prior year period.
Deferred revenue at September 30, 2017 was $18.8 million, compared with $23.7 million at December 31, 2016. Our cash balance at September 30, 2017 was $1.8 million, compared with $3.4 million at December 31, 2016.
- In June 2017, our Board of Directors, approved a comprehensive plan to increase operating performance (the “2017 Plan”). The 2017 Plan will result in a realignment and reduction in workforce and a change in the leadership of the Company. The 2017 Plan is substantially complete and we ended the quarter with 83 employees worldwide. These actions are anticipated to result in an annualized cost savings of approximately $10.0 million. In connection with the 2017 Plan, we have incurred year to date severance expense of $1.0 million which is included in operating expenses. In making these changes, we prioritized customer support and development while consolidating operations and cutting direct sales resources, therefore allowing us to focus on our install base and develop more efficient market channels.
- During 2017, we continued to innovate and further enhance our products.
Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of stock-based compensation, 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, November 20, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EST. To participate in the conference call, please dial:
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A conference call replay will be available beginning November 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. EST through 7:30 p.m. EDT on November 27th. To listen to the replay of the call, dial: Toll Free: 1-888-203-1112; International: +1 719-457-0820; Passcode: 4592668
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) restructuring costs, (ii) effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, and (iii) 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. (OTCQB: FALC) is a leading storage software 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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