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BlackBerry reports $44 million net loss for Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter

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BlackBerry Reported Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results Tuesday, reporting a net loss of $44 million in the quarter ended Aug. 31, compared to a profit of $43 million a year previous. Total revenue rose about 16% to $244 million.

Total company non-GAAP revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $261 million, up 22% year-over-year. Total company GAAP revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $244 million, up 16% year-over-year. Total non-GAAP software and services revenue was $256 million, up 30% year-over-year. Total GAAP software and services revenue was $239 million, up 24% year-over-year. Second quarter recurring non-GAAP software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was over 90%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 75% and GAAP gross margin was 72%.

Total company non-GAAP operating earnings was $2 million. Total company GAAP operating loss was $43 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.00 (basic and diluted). GAAP net loss was $0.08 per basic share and $0.10 per diluted share. GAAP net loss includes $36 million for acquired intangibles amortisation expense, $14 million in stock compensation expense, $2 million in acquisition and integration charges, a benefit of $23 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarised in a table below.

Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $938 million as of August 31, 2019. Free cash flow generated, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings, was $17 million. Cash generated from operations was $18 million and capital expenditures were $4 million.

“In the quarter, our QNX, Cylance and Licensing businesses executed at or better than our expectations. We achieved break-even non-GAAP earnings per share and generated free cash flow even with increased investments in sales and product development to support future growth,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.

“We are encouraged by the positive reception on BlackBerry Intelligent Security, and we have a number of exciting new product launches in the next six months.”

“Recent market consolidation has validated our thought leadership and the holistic strategy we shared last year. We are integrating our endpoint management and AI technologies and capabilities on one platform to address the high-growth endpoint security market.”

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialling 1- 877-682-6267 or by logging on at BlackBerry.com/Investors. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET by dialling 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #6987534 and at the link above. 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #6987534 and at the link above.

Management Change
With its focus on long-term, sustainable growth, BlackBerry announces that Steve Capelli will move into the newly-created role of Chief Revenue Officer to drive revenue-generating and business development activities across the company. BlackBerry promotes Steve Rai from Deputy Chief Financial Officer to Chief Financial Officer. These changes take effect as of October 1, 2019.

Outlook
BlackBerry estimates fiscal 2020 total company non-GAAP revenue growth to be in the range of 23% to 25%, driven by a double-digit percentage increase in billings year-over-year, and non-GAAP profitability for fiscal 2020.

BlackBerry Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results

Q2 Fiscal 2020 Non-GAAP Adjustments For the Three Months Ended August 31, 2019
(in millions, except for per share amounts)
Income statement
location
Revenue Gross
margin
(before taxes)
Gross margin
% (before
taxes)
Income (loss)
before
income taxes
Net income
(loss)
Basic earnings
(loss) per
share
As reported $ 244 $ 176 72.1 % $ (43) $ (44) $ (0.08)
Debentures fair value adjustment (2) Debentures fair value adjustment % (23) (23)
Restructuring charges (3) Cost of sales 1 0.4 % 1 1
Restructuring charges (3) Selling, marketing and administration % 2 2
Software deferred revenue acquired (4) Revenue 17 17 1.8 % 17 17
Software deferred commission expense acquired (5) Selling, marketing and administration % (4) (4)
Stock compensation expense (6) Cost of sales 1 0.4 % 1 1
Stock compensation expense (6) Research and development % 3 3
Stock compensation expense (6) Selling, marketing and administration % 10 10
Acquired intangibles amortization (7) Amortization % 36 36
Business acquisition and integration costs (8) Selling, marketing and administration % 2 2
Adjusted $ 261 $ 195 74.7 % $ 2 $ 1 $ 0.00

Supplementary Geographic Revenue Breakdown

BlackBerry Limited
(United States dollars, in millions)
Revenue by Region
For the Quarters Ended
August 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 February 28, 2019 November 30, 2018 August 31, 2018
North America $ 179 73.4 % $ 160 64.8 % $ 176 69.0 % $ 151 66.8 % $ 133 63.3 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa 47 19.3 % 61 24.7 % 61 23.9 % 56 24.8 % 53 25.3 %
Other regions 18 7.3 % 26 10.5 % 18 7.1 % 19 8.4 % 24 11.4 %
Total $ 244 100.0 % $ 247 100.0 % $ 255 100.0 % $ 226 100.0 % $ 210 100.0 %

Supplementary Revenue by Product and Service Type Breakdown

BlackBerry Limited
United States dollars, in millions)
Revenue by Product and Service Type
U.S. GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP
For the Three Months Ended For the Three Months Ended For the Three Months Ended
August 31, 2019 August 31, 2018 August 31, 2019 August 31, 2018 August 31, 2019 August 31, 2018
IoT $ 133 $ 137 $ 1 $ 4 $ 134 $ 141
BlackBerry Cylance 35 16 51
Licensing 71 56 71 56
Other 5 17 5 17
Total $ 244 $ 210 $ 17 $ 4 $ 261 $ 214

 

BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
August 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 August 31, 2018 August 31, 2019 August 31, 2018
Revenue $ 244 $ 247 $ 210 $ 491 $ 423
Cost of sales 68 70 49 138 101
Gross margin 176 177 161 353 322
Gross margin % 72.1 % 71.7 % 76.7 % 71.9 % 76.1 %
Operating expenses
Research and development 62 71 51 133 112
Selling, marketing and administration 132 121 106 253 206
Amortization 48 49 35 97 72
Debentures fair value adjustment (23) (28) (70) (51) (42)
219 213 122 432 348
Operating income (loss) (43) (36) 39 (79) (26)
Investment income, net 3 5 3 11
Income (loss) before income taxes (43) (33) 44 (76) (15)
Provision for income taxes 1 2 1 3 2
Net income (loss) $ (44) $ (35) $ 43 $ (79) $ (17)
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic $ (0.08) $ (0.06) $ 0.08 $ (0.14) $ (0.03)
Diluted $ (0.10) $ (0.09) $ (0.04) $ (0.19) $ (0.08)
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (000s)
Basic 552,343 551,845 537,299 552,096 537,136
Diluted 612,843 612,345 597,799 612,596 597,636
Total common shares outstanding (000s) 548,336 547,922 537,768 548,336 537,768

 

 

BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in millions) (unaudited)
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As at
August 31, 2019 February 28, 2019
Assets
Current
Cash and cash equivalents $ 460 $ 548
Short-term investments 389 368
Accounts receivable, net 194 194
Other receivables 18 19
Income taxes receivable 10 9
Other current assets 60 56
1,131 1,194
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 34 34
Long-term investments 55 55
Other long-term assets 35 28
Deferred income tax assets 2
Operating lease right-of-use assets 145
Property, plant and equipment, net 79 85
Goodwill 1,458 1,463
Intangible assets, net 996 1,068
$ 3,933 $ 3,929
Liabilities
Current
Accounts payable $ 37 $ 48
Accrued liabilities 191 192
Income taxes payable 18 17
Deferred revenue, current 249 214
495 471
Deferred revenue, non-current 107 136
Operating lease liabilities 135
Other long-term liabilities 6 19
Long-term debt 627 665
Deferred income tax liabilities 1 2
1,371 1,293
Shareholders’ equity
Capital stock and additional paid-in capital 2,722 2,688
Deficit (125) (32)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (35) (20)
2,562 2,636
$ 3,933 $ 3,929

 

 

BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in millions) (unaudited)
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Six Months Ended
August 31, 2019 August 31, 2018
Cash flows from operating activities
Net loss $ (79) $ (17)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Amortization 107 79
Deferred income taxes 1
Stock-based compensation 31 39
Non-cash consideration received from contract with a customer (8)
Debentures fair value adjustment (51) (42)
Operating leases (10)
Other 4 2
Net changes in working capital items:
Accounts receivable, net 6
Other receivables 1 19
Income taxes receivable (1) 11
Other assets (10) (9)
Accounts payable (11) (12)
Income taxes payable 1 2
Accrued liabilities (26) (43)
Deferred revenue 4 (7)
Other long-term liabilities (6)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (47) 22
Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of long-term investments (1)
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment (6) (9)
Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment 1
Acquisition of intangible assets (16) (16)
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired 1
Acquisition of short-term investments (553) (2,178)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of short-term investments 532 1,939
Net cash used in investing activities (42) (264)
Cash flows from financing activities
Issuance of common shares 3 2
Finance lease liability (1)
Net cash provided by financing activities 2 2
Effect of foreign exchange loss on cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents (1) (2)
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents during the period (88) (242)
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents, beginning of period 582 855
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents, end of period $ 494 $ 613
As at August 31, 2019 February 28, 2019
Cash and cash equivalents $ 460 $ 548
Restricted cash and cash equivalents $ 34 $ 34
Short-term investments $ 389 $ 368
Long-term investments $ 55 $ 55

 

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