Carbonite CARB reported first-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings of 44 cents per share, which surged 63% year over year and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 7 cents.
Non-GAAP revenues of $83 million comfortably beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $77 million and increased 27.8% year over year.
Revenues, excluding fair value adjustment of acquired deferred revenues, increased 26.8% from the year-ago quarter to $81.2 million.
Services revenues (88% of revenues) soared 31% year over year to $71.5 million. Product revenues (12% of revenues) inched up 2.8% from the year-ago quarter to $9.7 million.
Carbonite noted that it remains on track with Mozy integration and that the pace of Mozy customer migration is accelerating.
Non-GAAP gross margin expanded 330 basis points (bps) year over year to 79.5%. Services and Product gross margin expanded 450 bps and 30 bps, respectively.
Adjusted EBITDA increased from $12.3 million in the year-ago quarter to $24.9 million in the reported quarter.
Non-GAAP research & development expenses as percentage of revenues declined 40 bps to 17.8%. Non-GAAP general & administrative expenses as percentage of revenues were 11.4%, down 220 bps. Moreover, non-GAAP sales & marketing expenses fell 480 bps to 24.8%.
Non-GAAP operating margin contracted 420 bps on a year-over-year basis to 50.5%.
Balance Sheet & Other Details
As of Mar 31, 2019, Carbonite had cash and cash equivalents of $252.6 million compared with $198.1 million as of Dec 31, 2018.
The company exited the quarter with long-term debt of $645.4 million. It also closed a $550 million term loan and new $130 million revolving credit facility in the reported quarter.
In the first quarter, Carbonite generated $18.7 million of cash from operating activities compared with $3.3 million in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted free cash flow was $19.7 million compared with $2.4 million in the year-ago quarter.
The company completed the acquisition of Webroot during the quarter.
For second-quarter 2019, Carbonite expects non-GAAP revenues between $133 million and $137 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected between $34 million and $36 million.
For 2019, it now expects non-GAAP revenues between $491 million and $505 million, better than previous guidance of $488-$502 million.
Non-GAAP gross margin is still expected in the range of 80.5%-81.5%.
Further, adjusted EBITDA is expected between $132 million and $137 million, better than previous guidance of $129-$134 million.
Zacks Rank and Stocks to Consider
Carbonite currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the same industry include CACI International CACI, CGI Group GIB and LogMein LOGM. All the three stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth rate for CACI International, CGI Group and LogMein is pegged at 10%, 9% and 12.5%, respectively.
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