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- Revenue was $735 million
- Non-GAAP revenue was $770 million, of which 82.6% was from Software and Services, a fourth quarter record, and 56.2% was from recurring revenue
- Midmarket Public Cloud MRR grew 165% year-over-year
- Signed deals with significant Total Contract Value ("TCV"), including 12 deals over $5 million, and 117 deals over $1 million
- Revenue for the Combined periods described below was $2.851 billion
- Non-GAAP revenue for the Combined periods described below was $3.057 billion, of which 82.2% was from Software and Services and 57.4% was from recurring revenue, both annual records
- UCaaS/CCaaS seats grew 312% year-over-year
- Added over 6,800 new logos
- Signed deals with significant TCV including 15 deals over $10 million, 55 deals over $5 million and over 440 deals over $1 million
Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.
|(In millions, except percentages)||Q4 2018||Q3 2018||Q4 2017||Q4 2018||Q3 2018||Q4 2017|
“Our strong finish to the fiscal year was the direct result of accelerating business momentum driven by our forward facing investment strategy,” said Jim Chirico, President and CEO, Avaya. “Our public cloud solutions are gaining traction as we leverage the strong Avaya brand and our enterprise installed base. Additionally, we are investing in technology that complements our core solutions, including artificial intelligence and mobility. Our foundation is solid and we are well positioned for growth in 2019 and beyond.”
GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $735 million, $43 million higher than the third quarter of fiscal 2018, and $55 million lower than the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 ended September 30, 2017. Non-GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $770 million, $15 million higher than the prior quarter, and $20 million lower than the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
GAAP gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was 53.1% compared to 50.9% for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and 62.8% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP gross margin was 63.4%, compared to 61.9% for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and 63.3% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $11 million, compared to an operating loss of $49 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, and operating income of $69 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP operating income(1) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $157 million, compared to $151 million for the prior quarter, and $183 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $268 million, compared to net loss of $88 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, and net income of $27 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $178 million or 23.1% of non-GAAP revenue, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $175 million, or 23.2% of non-GAAP revenue, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and $225 million, or 28.5% of non-GAAP revenue, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
For fiscal 2018, Avaya reported revenue for the “Combined” Predecessor period (October 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017) and the “Successor” period (from December 16, 2017 through September 30, 2018)(2) of $2,851 million, a decrease of 13% compared to fiscal 2017, or down 14% in constant currency. Non-GAAP revenue adjusted to further exclude the revenue of the Networking business was $3,049 million for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods, $47 million lower than fiscal 2017, resulting primarily from lower service revenue.
Gross margin for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods was 52.8%. Non-GAAP gross margin for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods was 62.5%, which compares to 62.0% for fiscal 2017. Operating loss for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods was $89 million, primarily a result of $275 million for the amortization of intangible assets as well as $95 million of restructuring charges, compared to operating income of $171 million for fiscal 2017. Non-GAAP operating income was $637 million, or 20.8% of revenue, for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods, compared to $703 million, or 21.5% of revenue for fiscal 2017. Net income for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods was $3,264 million compared to a net loss of $182 million in the prior year. Combined fiscal 2018 adjusted EBITDA of $746 million represented 24.4% of non-GAAP revenue, compared to $866 million for fiscal 2017.
Cash provided by operating activities for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $25 million, compared to $83 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and $166 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. Cash used for operating activities for the Combined fiscal 2018 periods was $212 million, primarily due to payments related to the company's reorganization and emergence from bankruptcy, which included payments to the PBGC ($340 million), general unsecured creditors ($58 million) and the Avaya pension plan for represented employees ($49 million), compared to $291 million cash provided by operating activities for fiscal 2017.
Cash and cash equivalents totaled $700 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to $685 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and $876 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. The sequential increase in cash and cash equivalents is primarily due to positive cash flows from operating activities and proceeds from the sale of assets, partially offset by capital expenditures. The year-over-year change in cash and cash equivalents is primarily due to cash outflows including emergence payments to the former debt holders, the PBGC and other creditors, and funding of the acquisition of Spoken, offset by net proceeds from the issuance of convertible notes and cash generated from operations.
(1) Non-GAAP revenue, Non-GAAP gross margin, Non-GAAP operating margin, Non-GAAP operating income and adjusted EBITDA are not measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”). Refer to the Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for more information, including a reconciliation of these measures to the most closely comparable measure calculated in accordance with GAAP.
(2) Due to the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings during the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and adoption of fresh start accounting effective on December 15, 2017, the results for fiscal year 2018 are required by GAAP to be presented separately as the predecessor period from October 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 (the “Predecessor” period) and the successor period from December 16, 2017 through September 30, 2018 (the “Successor” period). The application of fresh start accounting results in a new basis of accounting making the results of the Predecessor period not comparable to the results of the Successor period. Where applicable we have, however, combined results of the Predecessor and Successor periods for discussion purposes as we believe it provides the most meaningful basis to analyze our results. Refer to Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for more information, including a reconciliation of combined results to our Predecessor and Successor results.
Q4 FY'18 Highlights
- Grew non-GAAP revenue 2% and bookings 6% quarter-over-quarter (excluding Networking)
- Added over 1,600 new logos
- Invested in Cogito, a leader in AI for contact center solutions
- Recognized for innovation and leadership:
- Avaya unified communications solutions named Customers’ Choice in 2018 Gartner Peer Insights
- Avaya VantageTM awarded Best Endpoint Solution of 2018 at UC Today
- Winner in three categories of the 2018 Conarec Awards
- Received 2018 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan
FY'18 Combined Periods Highlights
- Grew product revenue during fiscal 2018 (excluding Networking)
- Grew TCV by 7%, year-over-year to over $2.4 billion (excluding Networking)
- Increased cloud revenue to approximately 11% of non-GAAP revenue, up from 9% during fiscal 2017.
- Invested in innovation and technology:
- Acquired Spoken Communications, a leading innovator in CCaaS solutions
- Launched 117 new products
- Global launch of new Avaya IP Office™, with enterprise-grade capabilities including cloud UCaaS with voice and video, meetings, team collaboration, and content sharing
- Established an Innovation Incubator, chartered with creating disruptive solutions with a focus on mobility, security and artificial intelligence
- Obtained first patent and customer implementations for groundbreaking Avaya Mobile Experience technology that optimizes the experience for mobile callers into the contact center
- Entered a strategic alliance including joint development to incorporate Afiniti International Holding’s AI and analytics into the industry-leading Avaya contact center platform
- Launched Cloud Master Agent program to accelerate sales of cloud solutions to small and midmarket businesses
- Named to Gartner's Leaders Quadrant for both Contact Center and Unified Communications Magic Quadrants, and received CRN’s prestigious 2018 5-Star Partner Program rating for ninth consecutive year
Our financial outlook presented below reflects the adoption of the new ASC 606 revenue recognition standard that became effective October 1, 2018 and replaced ASC 605. Avaya has adopted the modified retrospective transition method.
The net impact of adoption is expected to be a decrease of fiscal 2019 Adjusted EBITDA compared to ASC 605, substantially offset by earlier revenue recognition for certain products and services under ASC 606 and incremental revenue.
Financial Outlook - Q1 Fiscal 2019 under ASC 606
- GAAP revenue of $740-$765 million, non-GAAP revenue of $750-$775 million
- GAAP operating income of 4-7% of revenue, non-GAAP operating income of 21.5-22.5% of non-GAAP revenue
- GAAP operating income of $30-$50 million, non-GAAP operating income of $162-$173 million
- Cash taxes of approximately $8 million
- Adjusted EBITDA of $185-$197 million, or adjusted EBITDA margin of 24.5-25.5% of non-GAAP revenue
- Approximately 111 million shares outstanding
Financial Outlook - Fiscal Year 2019 under ASC 606
- GAAP revenue of $3.01-$3.12 billion, non-GAAP revenue of $3.05-$3.15 billion
- GAAP and non-GAAP R&D of $220-$225 million, or 15-16% of non-GAAP product revenue
- Operating income of $200-$280 million, non-GAAP operating income of $675-$730 million or 22-23% of non-GAAP revenue
- Adjusted EBITDA $763-$819 million, or 25-26% of non-GAAP revenue
- Approximately 113 million shares outstanding
Avaya’s outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments, or other significant transactions that may be completed after December 4, 2018. Actual results may differ materially from Avaya’s outlook as a result of, among other things, the factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements” below.
Conference Call and Webcast
Avaya will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its financial results and Q&A at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT on December 4, 2018. On the call will be Jim Chirico, President and CEO, and Pat O’Malley, Senior Vice President and CFO. The call will be moderated by Peter Schuman, Senior Director of Investor Relations.
To join the financial results live webcast and view supplementary materials including an earnings presentation and CFO commentary, listeners should access the investor page of Avaya’s website https://investors.avaya.com. Following the live webcast, a replay will be available in the event archives at the same web address for a period of one year.
To access the financial results call live by phone, dial +1-866-393-4306 in the U.S. or Canada and +1-734-385-2616 for international callers. Listeners should access the webcast or the call 10-15 minutes before the start time to ensure they are able to connect.
A replay of the financial results live conference call will be available for two business days soon after the call by phone by dialing +1-855-859-2056 in the U.S. or Canada and +1-404-537-3406 for international callers, using the conference access code: 3187748.
Links to this financial results press release and accompanying slides are available on the investor page of Avaya’s website https://investors.avaya.com.
2018 Investor Day
Avaya will move up the start time for its 2018 Investor Day on Wednesday, December 12 in New York City by 30 minutes. The webcast is now scheduled to begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. ET and is expected to conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live and all interested parties are invited to access the webcast from the investor page of Avaya’s website https://investors.avaya.com.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and fiscal year 2019, including the expected impact of ASC 606. The company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. These factors are discussed in Amendment No. 3 to the company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
Avaya Holdings Corp.
|Amortization of technology intangible assets||43||4||135||3||20|
|Selling, general and administrative||275||338||888||264||1,261|
|Research and development||62||47||172||38||225|
|Amortization of intangible assets||41||34||127||10||204|
|Impairment of indefinite-lived intangible assets||—||—||—||—||65|
|Restructuring charges, net||1||8||81||14||30|
|OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)||11||69||(125||)||36||171|
|Other income (expense), net||3||2||35||(2||)||(25||)|
|Reorganization items, net||—||(21||)||—||3,416||(98||)|
|(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||(43||)||33||(259||)||3,436||(198||)|
|Benefit from (provision for) income taxes||311||(6||)||546||(459||)||16|
|NET INCOME (LOSS)||$||268||$||27||$||287||$||2,977||$||(182||)|
|Net income (loss) per share:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
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|September 30, 2018||September 30, 2017|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||700||$||876|
|Accounts receivable, net||377||536|
|Other current assets||170||275|
|TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS||1,328||1,777|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||250||200|
|Deferred income taxes, net||29||—|
|Intangible assets, net||3,234||311|
|Debt maturing within one year||$||—||$||725|
|Long-term debt, current portion||29||—|
|Payroll and benefit obligations||145||127|
|Business restructuring reserve||51||35|
|Other current liabilities||148||90|
|TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES||1,123||1,873|
|Long-term debt, net of current portion||3,097||—|
|Other post-retirement obligations||176||—|
|Deferred income taxes, net||140||32|
|Business restructuring reserve||47||34|
|TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES||4,505||749|
|LIABILITIES SUBJECT TO COMPROMISE||—||7,705|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Predecessor equity awards on redeemable shares||—||7|
|Predecessor preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 250,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017|
|Convertible Series B preferred stock; 48,922 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017||—||393|
|Series A preferred stock; 125,000 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017||—||184|
|Successor preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 55,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding at September 30, 2018||—||—|
|STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Predecessor common stock, $0.001 par value; 750,000,000 shares authorized, 494,768,243 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017||—||—|
|Successor common stock, $0.01 par value; 550,000,000 shares authorized, 110,218,653 shares issued and 110,012,790 shares outstanding at September 30, 2018||1||—|
|Additional paid-in capital||1,745||2,389|
|Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)||287||(5,954||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||18||(1,448||)|
|TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)||2,051||(5,013||)|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)||$||7,679||$||5,898|
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|(In millions)|| |
|Net cash provided by (used for):|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(7||)||(2||)||(9||)||5|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||334||(510||)||(176||)||540|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||366||876||876||336|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||700||$||366||$||700||$||876|
(1) Due to the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings during the first quarter of fiscal 2018 and adoption of fresh start accounting effective on December 15, 2017, the results for fiscal year 2018 are required by GAAP to be presented separately as the predecessor period from October 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 (the “Predecessor” period) and the successor period from December 16, 2017 through September 30, 2018 (the “Successor” period). The application of fresh start accounting results in a new basis of accounting making the results of the Predecessor period not comparable to the results of the Successor period. Where applicable we have, however, combined results of the Predecessor and Successor periods for discussion purposes as we believe it provides the most meaningful basis to analyze our results. Refer to Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for more information, including a reconciliation of combined results to our Predecessor and Successor results.
Use of non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measures
The information furnished in this release includes non-GAAP financial measures that differ from measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), including the combined three month period ending December 31, 2017, combined twelve month period ending September 30, 2018 and financial measures labeled as “non-GAAP” or “adjusted.”
Although GAAP requires that we report on our results for the periods October 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 and December 16, 2017 through December 31, 2017 or September 30, 2018 as applicable, separately, management reviews the company’s operating results for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and the twelve months ended September 30, 2018 by combining the results of these periods because such presentation provides the most meaningful comparison of our results. The company cannot adequately benchmark the operating results of the 16-day period ended December 31, 2017 against any of the previous periods reported in its condensed consolidated financial statements and does not believe that reviewing the results of this period in isolation would be useful in identifying any trends regarding the company’s overall performance. Management believes that the key performance metrics such as revenue, gross margin and operating income, among others, when combined for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively, provide meaningful comparisons to other periods and are useful in identifying current business trends.
EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before income taxes, interest expense, interest income and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain charges and other adjustments described in our SEC filings and the tables below.
We believe that including supplementary information concerning adjusted EBITDA is appropriate because it serves as a basis for determining management and employee compensation and it is used as a basis for calculating covenants in our credit agreements. In addition, we believe adjusted EBITDA provides more comparability between our historical results and results that reflect purchase accounting and our current capital structure. We also present EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because we believe analysts and investors utilize these measures in analyzing our results. Accordingly, adjusted EBITDA measures our financial performance based on operational factors that management can impact in the short-term, such as our pricing strategies, volume, costs and expenses of the organization and it presents our financial performance in a way that can be more easily compared to prior quarters or fiscal years.
EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools. EBITDA measures do not represent net income (loss) or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by GAAP and do not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. However, these terms are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters that we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations. In particular, our formulation of adjusted EBITDA allows adjustment for certain amounts that are included in calculating net income (loss), however, these are expenses that may recur, may vary and are difficult to predict.
We also present the measures non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin and non-GAAP operating income, as a supplement to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP measures are the most meaningful for period to period comparisons because they exclude the impact of the earnings and charges noted in the applicable tables below that resulted from matters that we consider not to be indicative of our ongoing operations. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.
We do not provide a forward-looking reconciliation of expected first quarter of fiscal 2019 adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP operating income or Non-GAAP revenue guidance as the amount and significance of special items required to develop meaningful comparable GAAP financial measures cannot be estimated at this time without unreasonable efforts. These special items could be meaningful.
The following tables present Successor, Predecessor and combined results and reconcile historical GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures.
Avaya Holdings Corp.
|(In millions)|| |
|Net income (loss)||$||268||$||(88||)||$||27||$||287||$||2,977||$||(182||)|
|(Benefit from) provision for income taxes||(311||)||20||6||(546||)||459||(16||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||120||119||63||384||31||326|
|Impact of fresh start accounting adjustments||29||54||—||196||—||—|
|Restructuring charges, net||1||30||8||81||14||30|
|Reorganization items, net||—||—||21||—||(3,416||)||98|
|Non-cash share-based compensation||6||7||1||19||—||11|
|Impairment of indefinite-lived intangible assets||—||—||—||—||—||65|
|Impairment of long-lived assets||—||—||—||—||—||3|
|Loss on sale/disposal of long-lived assets, net||—||2||—||4||1||—|
|Gain on sale of Networking business||—||—||(2||)||—||—||(2||)|
|Resolution of certain legal matters||—||—||64||—||37||64|
|Change in fair value of Emergence Date Warrants||8||(6||)||—||17||—||—|
|Gain on foreign currency transactions||(4||)||(25||)||(1||)||(28||)||—||(2||)|
|Pension/OPEB/nonretirement postemployment benefits and long-term disability costs||—||—||20||—||17||90|
Avaya Holdings Corp.
|Three Months Ended|| |
|Change||Three Months Ended|
Revenue by Segment
|Products & Solutions||$||336||$||—||$||336||$||343||$||(7||)||(2||)%||(2||)%||$||322||$||317||$||330|
Revenue by Geography
|APAC - Asia Pacific||78||3||81||79||2||1||%||4||%||86||83||76|
|Americas International - Canada and Latin America||68||2||70||70||—||—||%||5||%||68||69||66|
|(1) Q318 Non-GAAP Results||(2) Q218 Non-GAAP Results||(3) Q118 Non-GAAP Combined Results|
|Three Months Ended||Three Months Ended||Successor||Predecessor|
Revenue by Segment
|Products & Solutions||$||322||$||—||$||322||$||317||—||$||317||$||77||$||253||—||$||330|
Revenue by Geography
|APAC - Asia Pacific||81||5||86||80||3||83||19||57||2||76|
|Americas International - Canada and Latin America||62||6||68||60||9||69||16||50||1||66|