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TMCNet:  magicJack Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

[March 15, 2017]

magicJack Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

  • Total net revenues of $97.4 million during FY16
  • Access rights renewal revenues were $58.5 million in FY16
  • FY16 GAAP operating income of $13.8 million, Adjusted EBITDA of $25.3 million
  • FY16 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.35, non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.02
  • Generated $14.7 million in free cash flow during FY16
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $52.4 million and no debt as of December 31, 2016
  • Don C. Bell named CEO

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. and NETANYA, Israel, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), a leading VoIP cloud-based communications and UCaaS company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

“The company executed well in the fourth quarter highlighted by continued progress in our consumer business and free cash flow generation,” said Gerald Vento, Former President and CEO of magicJack VocalTec. “Looking forward, I am committed to ensure a smooth handover to newly named Chief Executive Officer, Don Bell and am confident in his ability to lead magicJack in the future.”

“I’m very bullish about our future. We’re shooting out of the gate with a new executive team and mobile-first and web-first strategy, which targets the needs of SOHO—the underserved mass-market segment of business communications.  Combined with Broadsmart, we’ll have a complete UCaaS portfolio addressing the demands of today’s market, from individual consumers to large distributed enterprises, and from the simple to the complex, all leveraging a unified, geo-diverse CLEC network.  As CEO, my immediate focus is maximizing shareholder value via our dual track approach through a proactive strategic alternatives process, and immediate execution of our business strategy,” stated Don Bell. 

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights:

  • Net revenues: Total net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $23.8 million. Net revenues from the sales of magicJack devices were $3.1 million and access rights renewal revenues were $14.0 million, and accounted for 59% of total net revenues. Prepaid minute revenues were $1.1 million and access and wholesale charges were $1.1 million during the quarter. Broadsmart Global, Inc. contributed $2.7 million in revenues to the fourth quarter of 2016. Other revenue items contributed the remaining $1.7 million of total net revenues during the fourth quarter of 2016.
     
  • Operating Loss: GAAP operating loss the fourth quarter of 2016 was $0.1 million.  
     
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $3.7 million.
     
  • Net Loss: GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $1.3 million or $0.08 GAAP diluted net loss per share based on 16.1 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding.
     
  • Non-GAAP net income: Non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $2.2 million or $0.14 non-GAAP net income per diluted share based on 16.1 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding.
     
  • Cash and free cash flow: As of December 31, 2016, magicJack VocalTec had cash and cash equivalents of $52.4 million and no debt. During the fourth quarter of 2016, the company generated $2.0 million in net cash provided by operating activities and $1.7 million in free cash flow.

Full Year 2016 Financial Highlights:

  • Net revenues: Total net revenues for the full year 2016 were $97.4 million. Net revenues from the sales of magicJack devices were $12.8 million and access rights renewal revenues were $58.5 million, and accounted for 60% of total net revenues. Prepaid minute revenues were $5.7 million and access and wholesale charges were $5.0 million during the full year 2016. Broadsmart Global, Inc. contributed $9.0 million in revenues to the full year 2016. Other revenue items contributed the remaining $6.4 million of total net revenues during the full year 2016.
     
  • Operating income: GAAP operating income for the full year 2016 was $13.8 million, compared to $25.3 million for 2015.
     
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2016 was $25.3 million compared to $37.0 million for 2015.
     
  • Net income: GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders for the full year 2016 was $5.7 million, compared to $13.5 million for 2015. GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.35 based on 16.1 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding for the full year 2016, compared to $0.79 per diluted share, based on 17.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding for 2015.
     
  • Non-GAAP net income: Non-GAAP net income attributable to common shareholders for the full year of 2016 was $16.4 million or $1.02 non-GAAP net income per diluted share based on 16.1 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding, compared to $25.1 million, or $1.48 non-GAAP net income per share based on 17.0 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding for 2015.
     
  • Free cash flow: During the full year 2016, the company generated $14.7 million in free cash flow, compared to $24.3 million for 2015.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures, as well as the calculation of free cash flow has been provided in the tables included below in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Measures.”

Additional Fourth Quarter 2016 and Recent Highlights:

  • As of December 31, 2016, magicJack had an estimated 2.15 million active MJ subscribers, which are defined as device users that are under an active subscription contract.
     
  • magicJack activated 95,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter of 2016. Activations are defined as devices that become activated on to a subscription contract during a given period.
     
  • During the quarter ended December 31, 2016, magicJack’s average monthly churn was 2.4%.

Quarterly Conference Call:

In conjunction with this announcement, magicJack VocalTec will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EDT to review the company's financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016. To access this call, dial 1-888-428-9490 (United States), or 1-719-457-2697 (international), with conference ID #5698813. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the investor relations page of magicJack VocalTec's website at http://www.vocaltec.com and a recording will be archived and accessible at http://www.vocaltec.com/events.cfm. A recording of this conference call will also be available through March 29, 2017, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (United States), or 1-412-317-6671 (international). The recording access code is #5698813.

About magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in Voice over IP (VoIP) technology and services, is a leading cloud communications company. With its easy-to-use, low cost solution for telecommunications, the Company has sold more than 11 million award-winning magicJack devices, which is now in its fifth generation, has millions of downloads of its free calling apps, and holds more than 30 technology patents. magicJack is the largest-reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and number of states in which it is certified.

Broadsmart, a leading hosted UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service) provider for medium-to-large multi-location enterprise customers, is a division of magicJack VocalTec Ltd. Broadsmart has a track record of designing, provisioning and delivering complex UCaaS solutions to blue chip corporate customers on a nationwide basis. Broadsmart has expertise in servicing enterprises with hundreds-to-thousands of locations.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Non-GAAP measures shown in this release exclude various items detailed further below.

  • magicJack defines non-GAAP net revenues as net revenues minus the impact of certain tax matters.
     
  • magicJack defines adjusted EBITDA as GAAP operating income excluding: depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, impairment of intangible assets, gain on mark-to-market, transaction related expenses, proxy contest related expenses, severance payments, provision for device returns, transition costs related to introduction of a new device, the net change to provision for bad debt expense, write-down of inventory component, a legal settlement and certain tax matters.
     
  • magicJack defines non-GAAP net income as GAAP net (loss) income attributable to common shareholders excluding: share-based compensation, impairment of intangible assets, gain on mark-to-market, transaction related expenses, proxy contest related expenses, severance payments, provision for device returns, transition costs related to introduction of a new device, the net change to provision for bad debt expense, write-down of inventory component, a legal settlement, tax impact from gain on mark-to-market and tax related items.
     
  • magicJack defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures.

Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included with the financial information included in this press release. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP results, when shown in conjunction with corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends related to the company's results of operations. Further, management believes that these non-GAAP measures improve management's and investors' ability to compare the company's financial performance with other companies in the technology industry. Because these items vary significantly between companies, it is useful to compare results excluding these amounts as identified below.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements about strategy, future operations, new product introductions and customer acceptance, future financial position, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things: changes to our business resulting from increased competition; our ability to develop, introduce and market innovative products, services and applications; our ability to expand our network of retail partners and to increase sales of magicJack devices; our ability to successfully monetize our products, services and applications and market them globally; delays in development we may experience with respect to magicJack devices, our mobile apps, our SMB products and Broadsmart’s products; our customer turnover rate and our customer acceptance rate; the risk that Broadsmart's assets will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may be more difficult, time consuming or costly than expected; the risk that expected increased revenues and EBITDA and expected synergies from the Broadsmart acquisition may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that magicJack will experience any difficulty maintaining relationships with Broadsmart's customers, employees or suppliers; our ability to expand our network of small, medium-sized and large businesses; changes in general economic, business, political and regulatory conditions; availability and costs associated with operating our network and business and our ability to control costs; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation, or from changes in the laws, regulations or policies; the degree of legal protection afforded to our products; changes in the composition or restructuring of us or our subsidiaries and the successful completion of acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture activities; and the various other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors, among others, could have a material adverse effect upon our business, results of operations and financial condition. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

magicJack® is a registered trademark of magicJack VocalTec Ltd. All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

            
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
            
 (In thousands except per share data)          
 (Unaudited)   Quarter Quarter Twelve Months Twelve Months
     Ended Ended Ended Ended
     31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 Net revenues   $  23,826  $  24,631 $  97,398  $  100,962 
 Cost of revenues      9,178     7,781    36,734     34,142 
 Gross profit    14,648   16,850  60,664   66,820 
 Operating expenses:          
 Marketing      3,426     2,469    9,085     9,409 
 General and administrative      9,497     6,250    34,325     27,547 
 Research and development      1,538     1,103    5,199     4,521 
 Gain on mark-to-market      300   -    (1,700)  - 
 Total operating expenses    14,761   9,822  46,909   41,477 
 Operating (loss) income      (113)    7,028    13,755     25,343 
 Other income (expense):          
 Interest and dividend income      5     3    26     26 
 Interest expense    -   -  -     (57)
 Other income (expense)      5     2    (6)  - 
 Total other income (expense)      10     5    20     (31)
 (Loss) income before income taxes      (103)    7,033    13,775     25,312 
 Income tax expense      1,312     5,094    8,719     11,802 
 Net (loss) income      (1,415)    1,939    5,056     13,510 
 Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest      154   -    635   - 
 Net  (loss) income attributable to common shareholders $  (1,261) $  1,939 $  5,691  $  13,510 
            
            
 (Loss) earnings per ordinary share:          
   Basic $  (0.08) $  0.12 $  0.36  $  0.80 
   Diluted $  (0.08) $  0.12 $  0.35  $  0.79 
 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:          
   Basic    15,902     15,715    15,815     16,975 
   Diluted    16,113     15,771    16,064     17,045 

 

      
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS INFORMATION
      
 (In thousands)    
 (Unaudited)    
   As of As of
 ASSETS 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 Current Assets    
 Cash and cash equivalents $  52,394 $  78,589
 Investments, at fair value    447    367
 Accounts receivable, net    3,171    2,925
 Inventories, net    4,441    5,723
 Deferred costs    2,319    2,097
 Prepaid income taxes    527    2,747
 Receivable from earnout escrow    2,000  -
 Deposits and other current assets    1,970    2,655
 Total current assets    67,269    95,103
      
 Property and equipment, net    3,805    3,302
 Intangible assets, net    28,854    6,687
 Goodwill    47,185    32,304
 Deferred tax assets    26,568    30,689
 Deposits and other non-current assets    836    751
 Total Assets $  174,517 $  168,836
      
 LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL EQUITY    
 Current Liabilities    
 Accounts payable $  2,790 $  1,086
 Income tax payable    1,527  -
 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    8,426    6,284
 Deferred revenue, current portion    48,507    52,554
 Total current liabilities    61,250    59,924
      
 Deferred revenue, net of current portion    44,201    50,146
 Other non-current liabilities    10,866    11,098
 Total Capital Equity    58,200    47,668
 Total Liabilities and Capital Equity $  174,517 $  168,836
      

 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
       
 (In thousands)     
 (Unaudited) Twelve Months Twelve Months 
   Ended Ended 
   31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 
 Cash flows from operating activities:     
 Net income $  5,056  $  13,510  
 Provision for doubtful accounts and billing adjustments    203     81  
 Share-based compensation    4,220     5,268  
 Depreciation and amortization    4,733     3,585  
 Impairment of intangible assets    998     -  
 Decrease of uncertain tax position    (315)    (1,789) 
 Deferred income tax provisions    4,418     12,863  
 Interest expense - non-cash    -     57  
 Gain on mark-to-market    (1,700)    -  
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisitions    (2,363)    (8,211) 
 Net cash provided by operating activities    15,250     25,364  
 Cash flows from investing activities:     
 Purchases of investments    (80)    -  
 Purchases of property and equipment    (605)    (1,024) 
 Acquisition of Broadsmart, net of cash acquired    (40,019)    -  
 Acquisition of intangible assets    (321)    -  
 Net cash used in investing activities    (41,025)    (1,024) 
 Cash flows from financing activities:     
 Purchase of treasury stock    -     (20,000) 
 Payment of other current liabilities    -     (1,500) 
 Repurchase of ordinary shares to settle withholding liability    (430)    (198) 
 Proceeds from exercise of ordinary share options    10     2  
 Net cash used in financing activities    (420)    (21,696) 
       
 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents    (26,195)    2,644  
 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    78,589     75,945  
 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $  52,394  $  78,589  
       

 

          
 RECONCILIATION OF NET REVENUES TO ADJUSTED NET REVENUES
          
 (In thousands)        
 (Unaudited) Quarter Quarter Twelve Months Twelve Months
   Ended Ended Ended Ended
   31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 Net revenues $  23,826  $  24,631  $  97,398  $  100,962 
 Certain tax matters    -     (309)    57     (309)
 Non-GAAP net revenues $  23,826  $  24,322  $  97,455  $  100,653 
          
          
 RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
          
 (In thousands)        
 (Unaudited) Quarter Quarter Twelve Months Twelve Months
   Ended Ended Ended Ended
   31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 GAAP Operating (loss) income $  (113) $  7,028  $  13,755  $  25,343 
 Depreciation and amortization    1,223     708     4,733     3,585 
 Share-based compensation    1,051     1,362     4,220     5,268 
 Impairment of intangible assets    500     -     998     - 
 Gain on mark-to-market    300     -     (1,700)    - 
 Transaction related expenses    359     79     1,377     738 
 Proxy contest related expenses    519     -     1,015     - 
 Severance payments    217     -     852     1,331 
 Provision for device returns    (100)    -     (100)    (52)
 Transition costs related to introduction of new device    -     -     -     5 
 Net change to provision for bad debt expense    (219)    1     -     75 
 Write-down of inventory component    -     375     112     375 
 Legal settlement    -     -     -     675 
 Certain tax matters    -     (309)    57     (309)
 Adjusted EBITDA $  3,737  $  9,244  $  25,319  $  37,034 
          
          
          
 RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
          
 (In thousands)        
 (Unaudited) Quarter Quarter Twelve Months Twelve Months
   Ended Ended Ended Ended
   31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 GAAP Net (loss) income attributable to common shareholders $  (1,261) $  1,939  $  5,691  $  13,510 
 Share-based compensation    1,051     1,362     4,220     5,268 
 Impairment of intangible assets    500     -     998     - 
 Gain on mark-to-market    300     -     (1,700)    - 
 Transaction related expenses    359     79     1,377     738 
 Proxy contest related expenses    519     -     1,015     - 
 Severance payments    217     -     852     1,331 
 Provision for device returns    (100)    -     (100)    (52)
 Transition costs related to introduction of new device    -     -     -     5 
 Net change to provision for bad debt expense    (219)    1     -     75 
 Write-down of inventory component    -     375     112     375 
 Legal settlement    -     -     -     675 
 Tax related items    820     2,919     3,982     3,223 
 Non-GAAP Net income $  2,186  $  6,675  $  16,447  $  25,148 
          
          
 GAAP (loss) earnings per ordinary share – Diluted $  (0.08) $  0.12  $  0.35  $  0.79 
 Share-based compensation    0.07     0.09     0.26     0.31 
 Impairment of intangible assets    0.03     -     0.06     - 
 Gain on mark-to-market    0.02     -     (0.11)    - 
 Transaction related expenses    0.02     0.01     0.09     0.04 
 Proxy contest related expenses    0.03     -     0.06     - 
 Severance payments    0.01     -     0.05     0.08 
 Provision for device returns    (0.01)    -     (0.01)    (0.00)
 Transition costs related to introduction of new device    -     -     -     0.00 
 Net change to provision for bad debt expense    (0.01)    0.00     -     0.00 
 Write-down of inventory component    -     0.02     0.01     0.02 
 Legal settlement    -     -     -     0.04 
 Tax related items    0.05     0.19     0.25     0.19 
 Non-GAAP Net income per share – Diluted $  0.14  $  0.42  $  1.02  $  1.48 
          
 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - Diluted:  16,113   15,771   16,064   17,045 
          
          
 RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES TO FREE CASH FLOW
          
 (In thousands)        
 (Unaudited) Quarter Quarter Twelve Months Twelve Months
   Ended Ended Ended Ended
   31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15 31-Dec-16 31-Dec-15
 Net cash provided by operating activities $  2,007  $  6,033  $  15,291  $  25,364 
 Less: Capital expenditures    (349)    (476)    (605)    (1,024)
 Free cash flow $  1,658  $  5,557  $  14,686  $  24,340 

 

 

 

Contact:

Seth Potter
Investor Relations
561-749-2255
ir@vocaltec.com

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