LIONBRIDGE REPORTS Q3 RESULTS WITH REVENUE OF $135.2 MILLION,
GAAP EPS OF $0.05 AND NON-GAAP EPS OF $0.13
Secures More than 10 New, Multi-Million Dollar, Client Engagements with Combined Estimated Annual Contract Value of $25 Million; Expects Strong Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2017
WALTHAM, Mass. — November 08, 2016 - Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced revenue and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Highlights for the third quarter include:
Revenue of $135.2 million, a decrease of $3.4 million or 2% compared to the third quarter of 2015 largely related to the Company’s decision to exit a contract with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in November of 2015.
GAAP earnings of $2.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, based on 59.0 million weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding. GAAP net income decreased $66,000 or ($0.00) as compared to the third quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP adjusted earnings of $7.7 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, a decrease of $1.0 million or $0.01 per share year-on-year. Please see the section of this release entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the attached table for details and reconciliations of this measure to the comparable GAAP measure.
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $13.1 million, an increase of $294,000 as compared to the third quarter of 2015. Please see the section of this release entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the attached table for details and reconciliations of this measure to the comparable GAAP measure.
A combined reduction in sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses of $3.3 million as compared to the second quarter of 2016.
Cash flow from operations of $5.8 million.
An ending cash balance of $23.9 million.
The Company repurchased 737,000 shares of its common stock in Q3 for an aggregate purchase price of $3.3 million. Year-to-date through September 30, 2016, the Company repurchased 3.3 million shares of its common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $15.1 million.
The Company recently secured a number of new, multi-million dollar customer engagements, including a contract to be the exclusive translation provider for a Canadian government agency for up to seven years, a contract with a global clinical research organization (CRO), a program with a large American manufacturer and a five-year, $5 million program for over the phone interpretation and other services with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement The Company also secured new large programs with several existing clients, including a large consumer technology company, a market leader in online search and advertising, and a worldwide leader in IT, as well as two sole source programs with its largest client.
“2016 has been a year of transformation. Our reconfiguration into business units is proving to be the right decision. Our leaders are focused and energized. Our new business momentum is returning. We are seeing larger, longer-term contracts. We are reducing our SG&A expenses to maximize profitability. And, despite some lumpiness in the quarter, we are starting to see new growth opportunities in some of our largest accounts,” said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge. “With our organizational transformation complete, we expect to return to revenue growth in 2017 with ongoing earnings expansion.”
Lionbridge provided outlook for the fourth quarter of 2016 with estimated revenue of $134-138 million. The Company also provided a preliminary outlook for FY 2017 with estimated year-on-year revenue growth of 4-6%, and double-digit Adjusted EBITDA growth year-on-year. Please see the section of this release entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for details of this measure to the comparable GAAP measure.
Lionbridge management will conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET this morning to discuss financial performance for the quarter and other matters, including matters related to its future performance. To participate, callers within the United States can dial 888-950-9564 and international callers can dial 212-547-0316. The pass code for the call is “Lionbridge”. The conference call will also be available live via this link.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this release, the Company's adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of results of operations. These measures are presented because management believes they provide additional information to investors with respect to the performance of the Company’s fundamental business activities. In particular, management believes that adjusted EBITDA, which excludes anticipated non-operational, non-cash or non-recurring losses or gains, provides investors with a consistent comparison of the Company’s operating results, and that adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share illustrates the Company’s operating results excluding non-cash acquisition related expense items and other restructuring expenses as well as non-cash stock based compensation and thus provides a supplemental view of the Company’s financial performance based on underlying operational factors. “Adjusted EBITDA”, “Adjusted earnings” and “Adjusted Earnings per Share (EPS)” are Non-GAAP financial measures and should not be viewed as alternatives to GAAP measures of performance. Management uses these measures as part of its evaluation of operational results and to make financial and operational decisions, including decisions regarding compensation. Management believes the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for adjusted EBITDA and adjusted earnings is net income and believes the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for adjusted EPS is diluted net income per share of common stock. Accordingly, management has provided a detailed reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their respective comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.
For FY 2017, the Company has provided guidance for Adjusted EBITDA, which is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and is not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of results of operations. This guidance measure is presented because management believes that Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes certain non-operational, non-cash or non-recurring expense, income, losses and gains, provides investors with a consistent comparison of the Company’s operating results. This guidance measure is also presented because the Company has difficulty projecting the future impact of items such as other income/expense, which is the currency effect of the revaluation of certain balance sheet accounts including intercompany balances, and provision for income taxes, which difficulty means that the Company cannot reconcile to such GAAP measure without unreasonable effort. The Company therefore believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful measure of the Company’s expected financial performance based on underlying operational factors.
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the expected impact of new customer engagements, efforts to maximize profitability, expected financial performance, expected growth in revenue, income from operations and profit growth, and the momentum, pace and strengthening of such growth and performance in Q4 2016 and FY 2017. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views and Lionbridge does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof except as required by law. Lionbridge's actual experiences, actions, financial and operating results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on revenue, margins, costs, operating results and profitability and the Company's ability to successfully manage this exposure through hedge instruments and other strategies; the timing and effect of the Company’s reconfiguration into business units; its ability to provide and maintain high quality services at a competitive price and related customer satisfaction with such service delivery; the loss of or reduction in demand from one or more major client or customer, which would materially affect Lionbridge’s business; Lionbridge’s ability to expand its relationships with existing clients and within key industry verticals; Lionbridge’s ability to broaden its client base; the Company's dependence on clients' product releases, production schedules and procurement strategies to generate revenues; the anticipated benefits of expansion of global language workflow technologies; the impact of competing language technology on the Company's existing customer relationships and ability to secure new customers; the ability of Lionbridge to realize the expected benefits of its technology initiatives and acquisitions and the timing of the realization of such benefits; errors, interruptions or delays in cloud-based technology; breaches of security measures; the termination of customer contracts or engagements prior to the end of their term; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from clients; the ability of Lionbridge to integrate acquisitions and expand its customer relationships and the timing and success of such activities; the portion of the Company's service engagements that are subject to the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; continued uncertainty and volatility in global economic conditions that could negatively affect demand for the Company's services and technologies; reduced demand for the Company’s services that adversely impacts Lionbridge’s future revenues, cash flows, results of operations and financial condition; Lionbridge's ability to perform services in lower cost operational locations and the timing of its transfer of service execution to such locations, and customer acceptance of service execution in such locations; risks associated with conducting business outside of the United States, including compliance with changing and potentially conflicting laws and regulations and expenses and delays associated with any such activities; longer collection cycles in particular jurisdictions; risks associated with competition; Lionbridge's ability to forecast revenue, profitability, technology adoption, customer demand and operating results; changes in tax rates applicable to the Company and changes to the interpretations of applicable tax rates; changes in interpretation of statutory and regulatory positions by international tax authorities in countries in which Lionbridge conducts business; changes in interpretation of employment and tax positions by U.S. state and federal authorities; the failure of Lionbridge to keep pace with technological changes or changing customer needs; the risk of claims by third parties of intellectual property claims; the ability of Lionbridge to respond to fluctuations in the complexity, timing and mix of services required by customers; and Lionbridge being held liable for defects or errors in its service offerings. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with Lionbridge, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, and subsequent filings with the SEC (copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
The following information was filed by Lionbridge Technologies Inc (LIOX) on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.