FalconStor Software Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results Including Operating Profitability for Four Consecutive Quarters

AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 14, 2018) - FalconStor Software, Inc. (OTCQB: FALC), a market leader in storage and data management, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Key Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2018:

  • Non-GAAP Operating Income increased to $0.2 million from a Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss) of ($0.4) million in the second quarter of 2017, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of Non-GAAP Operating profitability.
  • Non-GAAP Gross Margin increased to 84% from 74% in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased to $4.0 million from $1.0 million at December 31, 2017.

Key Product Highlights

  • FalconStor recognized by CRN in its 2018 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list, which recognizes companies whose innovative offerings provide a hardware-agnostic approach to complex IT management, including centralized control of data storage and protection.
  • Several key technology vendor certifications were achieved or renewed; including VMWare compatibility updates
  • Our advanced application-aware data protection and recovery capabilities were expanded for several enterprise applications including Oracle database, Microsoft Exchange, and Linux.

"We are pleased with the financial stability the team has created during the last year, as Q2 marked the fourth consecutive quarter of operating profit since launching our turnaround efforts in Q3 2017," said Todd Brooks, CEO, FalconStor. "Driving our success is a dedicated global team and seasoned leadership group, which we further strengthened in Q2 by appointing storage and data management veteran, Mark Delsman, as Vice President of Engineering. During this period, we also turned our attention to growth and began reviewing our refocused product vision with key partners. Their early feedback and acceptance has been encouraging. We are excited about FalconStor’s evolution."

Additional Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter 2018

While our Non-GAAP Operating Income was $0.2 million for the quarter, we recorded a GAAP Net Loss for the three months ended June 30, 2018 of $1.0 million, as compared to a GAAP Net loss of $0.6 million for the same period of the previous year, in part as a result of the impact of new revenue recognition guidance, in addition to other non cash restructuring charges incurred in connection with our cost reduction efforts. Excluding the effects of stock-based compensation, restructuring costs and the effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, we delivered a GAAP Net loss of $0.2 million, as compared to a GAAP Net loss of $0.5 million in the prior year period.

Overall, total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $4.0 million as compared to $6.7 million in the prior year period. This decline in revenue was significantly impacted by our adoption of new revenue recognition accounting guidance on January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective transition method, which resulted in a $1.2 million decrease in revenue.

Net cash provided by operations increased by $2.3 million to $0.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to $1.6 million of net cash used by operations for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

We ended the quarter with $4.0 million of cash and cash equivalents, as compared to $1.0 million at December 31, 2017.

Non-GAAP results above 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.

Proposed Private Placement

As previously disclosed, on February 23, 2018, the Company closed on the commitment from HCP-FVA, LLC (“HCP-FVA”), an entity affiliated with Martin Hale, a director of the Company, to purchase up to $3 million of Units (as defined below) from the Company to backstop a proposed private placement of Units to certain eligible stockholders of the Company (the “Financing”). In the Financing, the Company is offering to its stockholders as of November 17, 2017 who are accredited investors the opportunity to purchase up to a total of 40 million Units (inclusive of subscriptions by HCP-FVA). Each Unit is expected to consist of the following (each, a “Unit”):

i. $0.10 in senior secured debt (for a total of $4 million of senior secured debt assuming full subscription of the Financing), secured by all of the assets of the Company and guaranteed by each of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries, having an interest rate of prime plus 0.75% and a maturity date of June 30, 2021;

ii. warrants to purchase 12.233 shares of the Company’s common stock for a nominal exercise price (for a total of 489.32 million shares assuming full subscription of the Financing); and

iii. 0.0225 shares of Series A Preferred Stock at a per Unit price of $0.2643 (subject to increase to take into account accretion of the Series A Preferred Stock after June 30, 2018), all such shares to be acquired directly from their current holder, HCP-FVA.

Any current stockholder of the Company interested in participating in the Financing who (i) was a stockholder of record as of November 17, 2017 and (ii) is an accredited investor (as such term is defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) should contact the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Brad Wolfe, by email at brad.wolfe@falconstor.com or by mail at c/o FalconStor Software, Inc., 823 Congress Ave, Suite 1300, Austin, Texas 78701, Attention: Chief Financial Officer, no later than August 17th. The Company is currently in the process of preparing the necessary documentation in connection with the Financing and anticipates sending such documentation to all interested stockholders on or about August 31,2018. All stockholders participating in the Financing will be required to provide proof that they are accredited investors as well as proof of their stock ownership of the Company’s common stock as of November 17, 2017 and as of the date of closing.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. CDT. To participate in the conference call, please dial:

Toll Free: 1-800-263-0877

International: +1-323-794-2094

Conference ID: 5146016

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.


Meeting: FalconStor Q2 2018

Earnings Meeting Password: Q218meeting Meeting Number: 795 215 334

A conference call replay will be available beginning August 14th at 6:30 PM CDT through 6:30 PM CDT on August 21st. To listen to the replay of the call, dial:

Toll Free: 1-800-667-5617

International: 1-334-323-0509

Passcode: 9870335

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) empowers IT professionals to achieve mastery of their data - an organization’s most precious asset - so they can responsibly push the boundaries of what’s possible in the digital economy. The company’s award- winning flagship solution, FreeStor®, is a modern, comprehensive and easy-to-use global data mastery software platform that gives IT professionals centralized data management control across all their resources to reduce operational costs, lower risk, and avoid technology compromises. FalconStor’s vendor and hardware-agnostic solutions are designed to work with existing investments across complex environments, including legacy data centers, hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud, and hybrids.

Founded in 2000, FalconStor is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has additional offices in New York, Europe and Asia. Our solutions are available and supported by a vast network of system integrators and resellers. For more information, please visit www.falconstor.com.

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Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures



1. Represents non-cash, stock-based compensation charges as follows:

2. Represents the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense recognized, net of related income tax effects. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, the tax expense for both GAAP and Non-GAAP basis approximate the same amount.

3. Represents restructuring costs which were incurred during each respective period presented.

4. Represents the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends and deemed dividend on Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock.

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