22% Growth in Total Revenue
36% Growth in LTM Enterprise Subscription Revenue
Record Quarterly Operating Cash Flow of $8.0M
Raises 2017 Guidance for Revenue and Bottom Line
SAN RAMON, CALIF. - November 8, 2017 - Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN), a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Revenue for the third quarter of 2017 increased 22% to a record $50.1 million, compared to $41.0 million for the third quarter of 2016.
GAAP gross margin was 59.1% for the third quarter of 2017, compared to 56.6% for the third quarter of 2.
Adjusted gross margin was 63.1% for the third quarter of 2017, compared to 61.5% for the third quarter of 2016.
GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $0.9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $(3.9) million, or $(0.07) per basic share, for the third quarter of 2016. Included in the GAAP results for the third quarter of 2017 was a $2.1 million reversal of accrued disputed interest and penalties following a favorable ruling by the Universal Service Administration Company.
Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $2.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $(0.2) million, or $(0.00) per basic share, for the third quarter of 2016.
Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2017 was $5.2 million, or 10.3% of revenue, compared to $2.7 million, or 6.7% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2016.
GAAP operating cash flow for the third quarter of 2017 was $8.0 million, compared to GAAP operating cash flow of $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2016.
"Our third quarter results exceeded expectations, with revenue growing 22% to a record $50.1 million while we delivered record profitability and cash flow. Our revenue growth continues to be driven by our Enterprise business, which delivered 36% growth in LTM Enterprise subscription revenue. I am also pleased to report that our Enterprise bookings and sales pipeline reached all-time highs. Additionally, for the third consecutive year, Five9 has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service and positioned highest for ability to execute. We believe this continued recognition reinforces our leadership in the market and the value we bring to our enterprise customers. Given our strong business momentum, we are again raising 2017 guidance."
- Mike Burkland, President and CEO, Five9
For the full year 2017, Five9 expects to report:
Revenue in the range of $196.5 to $197.5 million, up from the prior guidance range of $193.5 to $195.5 million that was previously provided on August 3, 2017.
GAAP net loss in the range of $(10.5) to $(9.5) million, or $(0.19) to $(0.17) per basic share, improved from the prior guidance range of $(17.3) to $(15.3) million, or $(0.32) to $(0.28) per basic share, that was previously provided on August 3, 2017.
Non-GAAP net income in the range of $4.1 to $5.1 million, or $0.07 to $0.09 per diluted share, improved from the prior guidance range of $(0.2) to $1.8 million, or $(0.00) per basic share to $0.03 per diluted share, that was previously provided on August 3, 2017.
For the fourth quarter of 2017, Five9 expects to report:
Revenue in the range of $51.7 to $52.7 million.
GAAP net loss in the range of $(2.2) to $(1.2) million, or a loss of $(0.04) to $(0.02) per basic share.
Non-GAAP net income in the range of $1.9 to $2.9 million, or $0.03 to $0.05 per diluted share.
Conference Call Details
Five9 will discuss its third quarter 2017 results today, November 8, 2017, via teleconference at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the call (ID 3434541), please dial: 877-440-5807 or 719-325-4842. An audio replay of the call will be available through November 22, 2017 by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 and entering access code 3434541. A copy of this press release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on a Current Report on Form 8-K, and will be posted to our web site, prior to the conference call.
A webcast of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.five9.com/.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures. We calculate adjusted gross profit by adding back the following items to gross profit: depreciation, amortization, and stock-based compensation expense. We calculate adjusted EBITDA by adding back or removing the following items to or from net income (loss): depreciation, intangibles amortization, interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), stock-based compensation expense, extinguishment of debt, non-recurring litigation settlement costs, the reversal of interest and penalties on accrued federal fees, and interest income and other, which consists primarily of non-cash adjustment on investment, interest income and foreign exchange gains and losses. We calculate non-GAAP operating income (loss) as operating income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation expense, intangibles amortization, non-recurring litigation settlement costs, and the reversal of interest and penalties on accrued federal fees. We calculate non-GAAP net income (loss) as net income (loss) excluding stock-based compensation expense, intangibles amortization, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs, extinguishment of debt, non-recurring litigation settlement costs, the reversal of interest and penalties on accrued federal fees, and non-cash adjustments on investment. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Five9 considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the Company, exclusive of factors that do not directly affect what we consider to be our core operating performance, as well as unusual events. The Company’s management uses these measures to (i) illustrate underlying trends in the Company’s business that could otherwise be masked by the effect of income or expenses that are excluded from non-GAAP measures, and (ii) establish budgets and operational goals for managing the Company’s business and evaluating its performance. In addition, investors often use similar measures to evaluate the operating performance of a company. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented only as supplemental information for purposes of understanding the Company's operating results. The non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures set forth herein and attached to this release.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the statements in the quote from our Chief Executive Officer, including statements regarding Five9’s market position, enterprise bookings, sales pipeline, business momentum, and the fourth quarter 2017 and full year 2017 financial projections set forth under the caption “Business Outlook,” that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include, among others: (i) our quarterly and annual results may fluctuate significantly, may not fully reflect the underlying performance of our business and may result in decreases in the price of our common stock; (ii) if we are unable to attract new clients or sell additional services and functionality to our existing clients, our revenue and revenue growth will be harmed; (iii) our recent rapid growth may not be indicative of our future growth, and if we continue to grow rapidly, we may fail to manage our growth effectively; (iv) failure to adequately expand our direct sales force will impede our growth; (v) if we fail to manage our technical operations infrastructure, our existing clients may experience service outages, security breaches, or other issues, our new clients may experience delays in the deployment of our solution and we could be subject to, among other things, claims for credits or damages; (vi) the markets in which we participate are highly competitive, and if we do not compete effectively, our operating results could be harmed; (vii) if our existing clients terminate their subscriptions or reduce their subscriptions and related usage, our revenues and gross margins will be harmed and we will be required to spend more money to grow our client base; (viii) we sell our solution to larger organizations that require longer sales and implementation cycles and often demand more configuration and integration services or customized features and functions that we may not offer, any of which could delay or prevent these sales and harm our growth rates, business and operating results; (ix) because a significant percentage of our revenue is derived from existing clients, downturns or upturns in new sales will not be immediately reflected in our operating results and may be difficult to discern; (x) we rely on third-party telecommunications and internet service providers to provide our clients and their customers with telecommunication services and connectivity to our cloud contact center software and any failure by these service providers to provide reliable services could subject us to, among other things, claims for credits or damages; (xi) we have a history of losses and we may be unable to achieve or sustain profitability; (xii) we may not be able to secure additional financing on favorable terms, or at all, to meet our future capital needs; and (xiii) the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and readers should not unduly rely on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, including in any forward-looking statements.
Five9 is a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers and facilitating more than three billion customer interactions annually. Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers, helping organizations transition from legacy premise-based solutions to the cloud. Five9 provides businesses reliable, secure, compliant and scalable cloud contact center software designed to create exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity and deliver tangible business results. For more information, visit www.five9.com.
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