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Nuance Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Results

  • Revenue growth at high end of range, beating operating margin and EPS guidance

  • Strength in Dragon Medical cloud offerings, exceeding full-year ARR guidance with 38% growth

  • Successful completion of October 1st Automotive spin

  • Exited year as a simpler, more growth-focused company

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2019.

ASC 606 Q4 2019 Performance Summary (1)

  • GAAP revenue of $470.7 million and GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.37.

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $472.0 million and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.33.

ASC 605 Q4 2019 Performance Summary (1)

  • ASC 605 revenue of $487.8 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.42.

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $489.3 million and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share $0.34.

(1) As a reminder, effective October 1, 2018, Nuance adopted the ASC 606 revenue recognition standard using the modified retrospective approach. Under this adoption methodology, the Company does not recast its historical financials to reflect the implementation of ASC 606. Results will be presented for Q4 ‘19 under both ASC 605 and 606 methodologies and all relevant year-over-year financial comparisons and trends will be on an ASC 605 basis only. In addition, due to the sale of the Imaging business, the Company is presenting results on a continuing operations basis, unless otherwise noted.

“We completed this transformational year on a strong footing, executing on our strategic and financial objectives,” said Mark Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer at Nuance. “We posted our sixth consecutive quarter of solid results, meeting or beating our expectations, including 38% full-year ARR growth in our Dragon Medical cloud offerings. This is a testament to the validity of our strategy and the dedication of our employees. As part of our ongoing effort to simplify our business, we successfully completed the spin-off of our Automotive business, as Cerence began trading as an independent public company on October 2. This followed our accelerated exit from our non-core Subscription Revenue Services (SRS) business. These significant steps enabled us to focus more closely on the growth opportunities, particularly in our cloud businesses, within our Healthcare and Enterprise segments and we are very excited about our progress and initiatives to drive growth moving forward.”

Mr. Benjamin concluded, “We look forward to sharing more details about these plans at our upcoming Investor Day on December 10, 2019 in New York City.”

ASC 605 Q4 2019 Performance Summary
ASC 605 Q4 2019 results for continuing operations include:

  • ASC 605 revenue of $487.8 million, compared to $479.4 million in the same period last year.

  • Non-GAAP revenue of $489.3 million, compared to $482.1 million in the same period last year.

  • Organic revenue growth of 2% compared to the same period last year.

  • Recurring revenue of $376.9 million, up 650 basis points year over year.

  • GAAP EPS of $0.42, compared to $(0.16) in the same period last year.

  • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.34, compared to $0.33 in the same period last year.

  • GAAP net income of $121.8 million, compared to $(44.5) million in the same period last year.

  • Non-GAAP net income of $98.3 million, compared to $96.0 million in the same period last year.

  • GAAP operating margin of 9.2%, compared to (1.7%) in the same period last year.

  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 28.3%, compared to 29.4% in the same period last year.

  • Operating cash flows from continuing operations was $104.2 million, or 106% of non-GAAP net income, compared to $134.8 million, or 140% of non-GAAP income in the same period last year.

Capital Allocation
In the fourth quarter of 2019, we repurchased approximately 0.4 million shares of common stock at an average price of $15.34. As of September 30, 2019, and since the beginning of the fiscal year, we repurchased a total of 8.2 million shares of our common stock, at an average price of $15.55 per share, for an aggregate consideration of $126.9 million. During Q1 2020, between October 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019, we repurchased 3.3 million shares of our common stock, at an average price of $15.20 per share, for an aggregate consideration of $50.0 million. This brings our total share repurchase to 11.5 million shares since the beginning of fiscal 2019 and 21.2 million since May 2018 or 7.2% of shares outstanding. There is $380.4 million still available under our existing authorization for share repurchases.

For a complete discussion of Nuance’s results and business outlook, please see the Company’s Prepared Remarks document available at http://www.nuance.com/earnings-results/.

Please refer to the “Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations,” included elsewhere in this release, for more information regarding the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call and Prepared Remarks
Nuance will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. To participate, please access the live webcast here, or dial (877) 273-6124 (US and Canada) or (647) 689-5393 (international) and reference code 4188999.

Nuance will provide a copy of prepared remarks in combination with its press release. These remarks are offered to provide shareholders and analysts additional detail for analyzing the results. The remarks will be available at http://investors.nuance.com/ and will not be read on the call.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications (NUAN) is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people – amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and security. With decades of domain and AI expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations globally across healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, government, and retail – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Trademark reference: Nuance and the Nuance logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this document regarding future performance and our management’s future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” "intends" or “estimates” or similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward- looking statements, including but not limited to: the effects of competition, including pricing pressure, and changing business models in the markets and industries in which we operate; fluctuations in demand for our existing and future products; changes to economic, political, and regulatory conditions in the United States and internationally; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; further unanticipated costs resulting from our FY17 malware incident including potential costs associated with governmental investigations that may result from the incident; our ability to control and successfully manage our expenses and cash position; potential future cybersecurity and data privacy incidents or breaches; our ability to comply with applicable domestic and international laws and policies; fluctuating currency rates; possible quality issues in our products and technologies; our ability to realize anticipated synergies from acquired businesses, to cut stranded costs related to divested businesses, and to capture the expected value from strategic transactions including the spin-off of our Automotive business; and the other factors described in our most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

Discussion of non-GAAP Financial Measures
We believe that providing the non-GAAP ("Generally Accepted Accounting Principles") information to investors, in addition to the GAAP presentation, allows investors to view the financial results in the way management views the operating results. We further believe that providing this information allows investors not only to better understand our financial performance, but more importantly, to evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. The non-GAAP information included in this press release should not be considered superior to, or a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning for future periods. Our annual financial plan is prepared both on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and the non-GAAP annual financial plan is approved by our board of directors. Continuous budgeting and forecasting for revenue and expenses are conducted on a consistent non-GAAP basis (in addition to GAAP) and actual results on a non-GAAP basis are assessed against the non-GAAP annual financial plan. The board of directors and management utilize these non-GAAP measures and results (in addition to the GAAP results) to determine our allocation of resources. In addition, and as a consequence of the importance of these measures in managing the business, we use non-GAAP measures and results in the evaluation process to establish management’s compensation. For example, our annual bonus program payments are based upon the achievement of consolidated non-GAAP revenue and consolidated non-GAAP earnings per share financial targets. We consider the use of non-GAAP revenue helpful in understanding the performance of our business, as it excludes the purchase accounting impact on acquired deferred revenue and other acquisition-related adjustments to revenue. We also consider the use of non-GAAP earnings per share helpful in assessing the organic performance of the continuing operations of our business. By organic performance we mean performance as if we had owned an acquired business in the same period a year ago. By constant currency organic performance, we mean performance excluding the effect of current foreign currency rate fluctuations. By continuing operations, we mean the ongoing results of the business excluding certain unplanned costs. While our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance their understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance, our management does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial statements.

Consistent with this approach, we believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of our financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial statements, allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. In assessing the overall health of the business during the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, our management has either included or excluded items in seven general categories, each of which is described below.

Acquisition-related revenue and cost of revenue.
We provide supplementary non-GAAP financial measures of revenue that include revenue that we would have recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisition transactions. Non-GAAP revenue also includes revenue that we would have recognized had we not acquired intellectual property and other assets from the same customer. Because GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. These non-GAAP adjustments are intended to reflect the full amount of such revenue. We include non-GAAP revenue and cost of revenue to allow for more complete comparisons to the financial results of historical operations, forward-looking guidance and the financial results of peer companies. We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew their contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and other customer contracts. Additionally, although acquisition-related revenue adjustments are non-recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these adjustments in connection with any future acquisitions.

Acquisition-related costs, net.
In recent years, we have completed a number of acquisitions, which result in operating expenses, which would not otherwise have been incurred. We provide supplementary non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude certain transition, integration and other acquisition-related expense items resulting from acquisitions, to allow more accurate comparisons of the financial results to historical operations, forward looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions. By excluding acquisition-related costs and adjustments from our non-GAAP measures, management is better able to evaluate our ability to utilize our existing assets and estimate the long-term value that acquired assets will generate for us. We believe that providing a supplemental non-GAAP measure, which excludes these items allows management and investors to consider the ongoing operations of the business both with, and without, such expenses.

These acquisition-related costs fall into the following categories: (i) transition and integration costs; (ii) professional service fees and expenses; and (iii) acquisition-related adjustments. Although these expenses are not recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these expenses in connection with any future acquisitions. These categories are further discussed as follows:

  1. Transition and integration costs. Transition and integration costs include retention payments, transitional employee costs, and earn-out payments treated as compensation expense, as well as the costs of integration-related activities, including services provided by third parties.

  2. Professional service fees and expenses. Professional service fees and expenses include financial advisory, legal, accounting and other outside services incurred in connection with acquisition activities, and disputes and regulatory matters related to acquired entities.

  3. Acquisition-related adjustments. Acquisition-related adjustments include adjustments to acquisition-related items that are required to be marked to fair value each reporting period, such as contingent consideration, and other items related to acquisitions for which the measurement period has ended, such as gains or losses on settlements of pre-acquisition contingencies.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets.
We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP expense and income measures. These amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. Providing a supplemental measure which excludes these charges allows management and investors to evaluate results “as-if” the acquired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired and, therefore, provides a supplemental measure of performance in which our acquired intellectual property is treated in a comparable manner to our internally developed intellectual property. Although we exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets from our non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

Non-cash expenses.
We provide non-GAAP information relative to the following non-cash expenses: (i) stock-based compensation; and (ii) non-cash interest. These items are further discussed as follows:

  1. Stock-based compensation. Because of varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types, we believe that excluding stock-based compensation allows for more accurate comparisons of operating results to peer companies, as well as to times in our history when stock-based compensation was more or less significant as a portion of overall compensation than in the current period. We evaluate performance both with and without these measures because compensation expense related to stock-based compensation is typically non-cash and the options and restricted awards granted are influenced by the Company’s stock price and other factors such as volatility that are beyond our control. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include such charges in operating plans. Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.

  2. Non-cash interest. We exclude non-cash interest because we believe that excluding this expense provides senior management, as well as other users of the financial statements, with a valuable perspective on the cash-based performance and health of the business, including the current near-term projected liquidity. Non-cash interest expense will continue in future periods.

Other expenses.
We exclude certain other expenses that result from unplanned events outside the ordinary course of continuing operations, in order to measure operating performance and current and future liquidity both with and without these expenses. By providing this information, we believe management and the users of the financial statements are better able to understand the financial results of what we consider to be our organic, continuing operations. Included in these expenses are items such as restructuring charges, asset impairments and other charges (credits), net, and losses from extinguishing our convertible debt. Other items such as consulting and professional services fees related to assessing strategic alternatives and our transformation programs, implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606), and expenses associated with the malware incident and remediation thereof are also excluded.

Non-GAAP income tax provision.
Effective Q2 2017, we changed our method of calculating our non-GAAP income tax provision. Under the prior method, we calculated our non-GAAP tax provision using a cash tax method to reflect the estimated amount we expected to pay or receive in taxes related to the period, which is equivalent to our GAAP current tax provision. Under the new method, our non-GAAP income tax provision is determined based on our non-GAAP pre-tax income. The tax effect of each non-GAAP adjustment, if applicable, is computed based on the statutory tax rate of the jurisdiction to which the adjustment relates. Additionally, as our non-GAAP profitability is higher based on the non-GAAP adjustments, we adjust the GAAP tax provision to remove valuation allowances and related effects based on the higher level of reported non-GAAP profitability. We also exclude from our non-GAAP tax provision certain discrete tax items as they occur, which in fiscal year 2019 also includes certain impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Contact Information

For Investors
Tracy Krumme
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Tel: 781-565-4334
Email: tracy.krumme@nuance.com

For Press
Nancy Scott
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Tel: 781-565-4130
Email: nancy.scott@nuance.com

Financial Tables Follow



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended September 30,

2019

2019

2018

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 605)

Revenues:

Hosting and professional services

$

273,069

$

281,184

$

260,684

Product and licensing

131,877

146,245

156,063

Maintenance and support

65,712

60,327

62,685

Total revenues

470,658

487,756

479,432

Cost of revenues:

Hosting and professional services

164,985

164,631

161,016

Product and licensing

11,436

18,486

14,932

Maintenance and support

8,645

8,636

10,708

Amortization of intangible assets

9,133

9,133

12,142

Total cost of revenues

194,199

200,886

198,798

Gross profit

276,459

286,870

280,634

Operating expenses:

Research and development

74,112

74,112

76,524

Sales and marketing

80,160

85,000

78,475

General and administrative

44,116

44,116

51,262

Amortization of intangible assets

16,304

16,304

16,903

Acquisition-related costs, net

2,686

2,686

3,256

Restructuring and other charges, net

19,797

19,797

29,234

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

33,034

Total operating expenses

237,175

242,015

288,688

Income from operations

39,284

44,855

(8,054

)

Other expenses, net

(27,563

)

(27,563

)

(31,357

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

11,721

17,292

(39,411

)

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(96,408

)

(104,474

)

5,097

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

108,129

121,766

(44,508

)

Net income from discontinued operations

-

-

9,442

Net income (loss)

$

108,129

$

121,766

$

(35,066

)

Net income (loss) per common share - basic:

Continuing operations

$

0.38

$

0.43

$

(0.16

)

Discontinued operations

-

-

0.03

Total net income (loss) per basic common share

$

0.38

$

0.43

$

(0.13

)

Net income (loss) per common share - diluted:

Continuing operations

$

0.37

$

0.42

$

(0.16

)

Discontinued operations

-

-

$

0.03

Total net income (loss) per diluted common share

$

0.37

$

0.42

$

(0.13

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

285,754

285,754

287,052

Diluted

291,598

291,598

287,052



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Twelve Months Ended September 30,

2019

2019

2018

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 605)

Revenues:

Hosting and professional services

$

1,044,670

$

1,081,964

$

1,045,722

Product and licensing

509,226

533,096

544,019

Maintenance and support

269,196

243,665

252,557

Total revenues

1,823,092

1,858,725

1,842,298

Cost of revenues:

Hosting and professional services

636,189

639,137

678,378

Product and licensing

73,333

67,442

56,799

Maintenance and support

33,564

33,817

39,324

Amortization of intangible assets

36,833

36,833

50,886

Total cost of revenues

779,919

777,229

825,387

Gross profit

1,043,173

1,081,496

1,016,911

Operating expenses:

Research and development

275,886

275,886

278,735

Sales and marketing

303,503

309,366

311,712

General and administrative

175,008

175,008

225,884

Amortization of intangible assets

66,730

66,730

73,997

Acquisition-related costs, net

8,909

8,909

16,093

Restructuring and other charges, net

80,465

80,465

57,026

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

170,941

Total operating expenses

910,501

916,364

1,134,388

Income (loss) from operations

132,672

165,132

(117,477

)

Other expenses, net

(106,928

)

(106,928

)

(129,747

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

25,744

58,204

(247,224

)

Benefit for income taxes

(88,594

)

(86,631

)

(62,320

)

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

114,338

144,835

(184,904

)

Net income from discontinued operations

99,472

120,919

24,976

Net income (loss)

$

213,810

$

265,754

$

(159,928

)

Net income (loss) per common share - basic:

Continuing operations

$

0.40

$

0.51

$

(0.63

)

Discontinued operations

0.35

0.42

0.08

Total net income (loss) per basic common share

$

0.75

$

0.93

$

(0.55

)

Net income (loss) per common share - diluted:

Continuing operations

$

0.39

$

0.50

$

(0.63

)

Discontinued operations

0.35

0.42

0.08

Total net income (loss) per diluted common share

$

0.74

$

0.92

$

(0.55

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

286,347

286,347

291,318

Diluted

290,125

290,125

291,318



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 605)

ASSETS

Unaudited

Unaudited

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

560,961

$

560,961

$

315,963

Marketable securities

186,555

186,555

135,579

Accounts receivable, net

308,601

339,673

347,873

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

199,096

124,514

94,814

Current assets held for sale

-

-

34,402

Total current assets

1,255,213

1,211,703

928,631

Marketable securities

17,287

17,287

21,932

Land, building and equipment, net

141,316

141,316

153,452

Goodwill

3,243,464

3,243,464

3,247,105

Intangible assets, net

356,932

356,932

450,001

Other assets

351,581

221,821

141,761

Long-term assets held for sale

-

-

359,497

Total assets

$

5,365,793

$

5,192,523

$

5,302,379

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

1,142,870

$

1,142,870

$

-

Contingent and deferred acquisition payments

17,470

17,470

14,211

Accounts payable

104,865

104,865

80,912

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

276,999

274,590

269,339

Deferred revenue

302,872

323,576

330,689

Current liabilities held for sale

-

-

69,013

Total current liabilities

1,845,076

1,863,371

764,164

Long-term debt

793,536

793,536

2,185,361

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

398,834

414,956

434,316

Deferred tax liability

54,216

37,581

49,931

Other liabilities

100,981

90,650

93,593

Long-term liabilities held for sale

-

-

57,518

Total liabilities

3,192,643

3,200,094

3,584,883

Stockholders' equity

2,173,150

1,992,429

1,717,496

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,365,793

$

5,192,523

$

5,302,379



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

108,129

$

(44,508

)

$

114,338

$

(184,904

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

11,916

13,852

55,227

60,355

Amortization

25,436

29,045

103,563

124,883

Stock-based compensation

41,069

41,443

141,212

142,909

Non-cash interest expense

12,477

12,000

49,488

49,091

Deferred tax (benefit) provision

(104,788

)

3,995

(123,763

)

(86,841

)

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt

-

(348

)

910

(348

)

Impairment of fixed assets

-

8,770

-

10,550

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

33,034

-

170,941

Other

5,113

1,336

4,462

2,230

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

(3,953

)

18,422

1,058

16,996

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(4,960

)

(1,622

)

(25,076

)

(20,555

)

Accounts payable

7,662

(10,812

)

22,922

(14,458

)

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

22,015

25,340

30,344

24,451

Deferred revenue

(15,953

)

4,902

22,317

96,977

Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

104,163

134,849

397,002

392,277

Net cash provided by operating activities - discontinued operations

-

14,554

4,355

52,149

Net cash provided by operating activities

104,163

149,403

401,357

444,426

Cash flows from investing activities:

Capital expenditures

(11,942

)

(9,880

)

(44,185

)

(48,845

)

Proceeds from disposition of businesses, net of transaction fees

-

-

407,043

-

Payments for business and asset acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(17,771

)

(945

)

(20,873

)

(110,170

)

Purchases of marketable securities and other investments

(92,793

)

(43,350

)

(349,125

)

(201,995

)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments

40,257

64,018

303,171

323,695

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(82,249

)

9,843

296,031

(37,315

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment and redemption of debt

-

(150,000

)

(300,000

)

(481,172

)

Payments for repurchase of common stock

(6,003

)

(24,111

)

(126,938

)

(136,090

)

Acquisition payments with extended payment terms

-

(4,073

)

-

(24,842

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock from employee stock plans

7,954

9,025

16,597

18,384

Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(6,866

)

(3,544

)

(49,428

)

(55,396

)

Proceeds from sale of noncontrolling interests in a subsidiary

9,863

-

9,863

-

Other financing activities

(689

)

(159

)

(2,131

)

(1,232

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

4,259

(172,862

)

(452,037

)

(680,348

)

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(1,589

)

(1,680

)

(353

)

(3,099

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

24,584

(15,296

)

244,998

(276,336

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

536,377

331,259

315,963

592,299

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

560,961

$

315,963

$

560,961

$

315,963



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(in thousands)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

ASC 606

Adjustments

ASC 605

ASC 605

GAAP revenues

$

470,658

$

17,098

$

487,756

$

479,432

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: professional services and hosting

1,224

1

1,225

1,275

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: product and licensing

3

332

335

1,262

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: maintenance and support

83

(63

)

20

147

Non-GAAP revenues

$

471,968

$

17,368

$

489,336

$

482,116

GAAP cost of revenues

$

194,199

$

6,687

$

200,886

$

198,798

Cost of revenues from amortization of intangible assets

(9,133

)

-

(9,133

)

(12,142

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: professional services and hosting (1)

(8,430

)

-

(8,430

)

(10,620

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: product and licensing (1)

(262

)

-

(262

)

(322

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: maintenance and support (1)

(584

)

-

(584

)

(1,552

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: Other

35

(2

)

33

(348

)

Non-GAAP cost of revenues

$

175,825

$

6,685

$

182,510

$

173,814

GAAP gross profit

$

276,459

$

10,411

$

286,870

$

280,634

Gross profit adjustments

19,684

272

19,956

27,668

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

296,143

$

10,683

$

306,826

$

308,302

GAAP income (loss) from operations

$

39,284

$

5,571

$

44,855

$

(8,054

)

Gross profit adjustments

19,684

272

19,956

27,668

Research and development (1)

11,542

-

11,542

13,279

Sales and marketing (1)

9,872

-

9,872

9,841

General and administrative (1)

10,379

-

10,379

5,829

Acquisition-related costs, net

2,686

-

2,686

3,256

Amortization of intangible assets

16,304

-

16,304

16,903

Restructuring and other charges, net

19,797

-

19,797

29,234

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

-

33,034

Other

3,238

(9

)

3,229

10,757

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

132,786

$

5,834

$

138,620

$

141,747

GAAP income (loss) before income taxes

$

11,721

$

5,571

$

17,292

$

(39,411

)

Gross profit adjustments

19,684

272

19,956

27,668

Research and development (1)

11,542

-

11,542

13,279

Sales and marketing (1)

9,872

-

9,872

9,841

General and administrative (1)

10,379

-

10,379

5,829

Acquisition-related costs, net

2,686

-

2,686

3,256

Amortization of intangible assets

16,304

-

16,304

16,903

Restructuring and other charges, net

19,797

-

19,797

29,234

Non-cash interest expense

12,477

-

12,477

12,000

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

-

33,034

Other (4)

7,625

(9

)

7,616

10,327

Non-GAAP income before income taxes

$

122,087

$

5,834

$

127,921

$

121,960

(4) Includes approximately $8.1 million and $51.6 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(in thousands)

Unaudited

Twelve Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

ASC 606

Adjustments

ASC 605

ASC 605

GAAP revenues

$

1,823,092

$

35,633

$

1,858,725

$

1,842,298

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: professional services and hosting

4,895

79

4,974

4,947

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: product and licensing

1,054

1,339

2,393

8,861

Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: maintenance and support

345

(168

)

177

373

Non-GAAP revenues

$

1,829,386

$

36,883

$

1,866,269

$

1,856,479

GAAP cost of revenues

$

779,919

$

(2,690

)

$

777,229

$

825,387

Cost of revenues from amortization of intangible assets

(36,833

)

-

(36,833

)

(50,886

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: professional services and hosting (1)

(28,523

)

-

(28,523

)

(31,094

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: product and licensing (1)

(855

)

-

(855

)

(814

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: maintenance and support (1)

(1,314

)

-

(1,314

)

(3,322

)

Cost of revenues adjustments: Other

(376

)

9

(367

)

(719

)

Non-GAAP cost of revenues

$

712,018

$

(2,681

)

$

709,337

$

738,552

GAAP gross profit

$

1,043,173

$

38,323

$

1,081,496

$

1,016,911

Gross profit adjustments

74,195

1,241

75,436

101,016

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

1,117,368

$

39,564

$

1,156,932

$

1,117,927

GAAP income from operations

$

132,672

$

32,460

$

165,132

$

(117,477

)

Gross profit adjustments

74,195

1,241

75,436

101,016

Research and development (1)

38,454

-

38,454

38,077

Sales and marketing (1)

34,360

-

34,360

35,838

General and administrative (1)

37,706

-

37,706

33,764

Acquisition-related costs, net

8,909

-

8,909

16,093

Amortization of intangible assets

66,730

-

66,730

73,997

Restructuring and other charges, net

80,465

-

80,465

57,026

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

-

170,941

Other

15,884

(71

)

15,813

60,460

Non-GAAP income from operations

$

489,375

$

33,630

$

523,005

$

469,735

GAAP income (loss) before income taxes

$

25,744

$

32,460

$

58,204

$

(247,224

)

Gross profit adjustments

74,195

1,241

75,436

101,016

Research and development (1)

38,454

-

38,454

38,077

Sales and marketing (1)

34,360

-

34,360

35,838

General and administrative (1)

37,706

-

37,706

33,764

Acquisition-related costs, net

8,909

-

8,909

16,093

Amortization of intangible assets

66,730

-

66,730

73,997

Restructuring and other charges, net

80,465

-

80,465

57,026

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

-

170,941

Non-cash interest expense

49,488

-

49,488

49,091

Other (4)

19,735

(70

)

19,665

60,067

Non-GAAP income before income taxes

$

435,786

$

33,631

$

469,417

$

388,686

(4) Includes approximately $8.1 million and $51.6 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

ASC 606

Adjustments

ASC 605

ASC 605

GAAP (benefit) provision for income taxes

$

(96,408

)

$

(8,066

)

$

(104,474

)

$

5,097

Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments

194,273

638

194,911

36,854

Removal of valuation allowance and other items

(177,476

)

10,147

(167,329

)

(8,522

)

Removal of discrete items (3)

106,419

111

106,530

(7,496

)

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

26,808

$

2,830

$

29,638

$

25,933

GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

108,129

$

13,637

$

121,766

$

(44,508

)

Acquisition-related adjustment - revenues (2)

1,310

270

1,580

2,684

Acquisition-related costs, net

2,686

-

2,686

3,256

Cost of revenue from amortization of intangible assets

9,133

-

9,133

12,142

Amortization of intangible assets

16,304

-

16,304

16,903

Restructuring and other charges, net

19,797

-

19,797

29,234

Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles

-

-

-

33,034

Stock-based compensation (1)

41,069

-

41,069

41,443

Non-cash interest expense

12,477

-

12,477

12,000

Adjustment to income tax expense

(123,216

)

(10,896

)

(134,112

)

(20,836

)

Other (4)

7,589

(7

)

7,582

10,675

Non-GAAP net income

$

95,278

$

3,004

$

98,282

$

96,027

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

0.33

$

0.34

$

0.33

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

291,598

291,598

294,088

(3) As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (‘TCJA’), we remeasured certain deferred tax assets and liabilities at the lower rates and recorded approximately $92.9 million of tax benefits for fiscal year 2018. Additionally, we recorded a $5.8 million provision for the deemed repatriation of foreign cash and earnings, which is estimated based upon estimated foreign earnings and foreign income taxes.

(4) Includes approximately $8.1 million and $51.6 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.



Nuance Communications, Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Twelve Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

ASC 606

Adjustments

ASC 605

ASC 605

GAAP (benefit) provision for income taxes

$

(88,594

)

$

1,963

$

(86,631

)

$

(62,320

)

Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments

277,841

567

278,408

134,086

Removal of valuation allowance and other items

(192,873

)

3,979

(188,894

)

(62,362

)

Removal of discrete items (3)

107,329

111

107,440

83,573

Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

103,703

$

6,620

$

110,323

$

92,977

GAAP net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

114,338

$

30,497

$

144,835

$

(184,904

)

Acquisition-related adjustment - revenues (2)

6,294

1,250

7,544

14,181

Acquisition-related costs, net

8,909

-

8,909

16,093

Cost of revenue from amortization of intangible assets

36,833

-

36,833

50,886

Amortization of intangible assets

66,730

-

66,730

73,997

Restructuring and other charges, net

80,465

-

80,465

57,026

Impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets

-

-

-

170,941

Stock-based compensation (1)

141,212

-

141,212

142,909

Non-cash interest expense

49,488

-

49,488

49,091

Adjustment to income tax expense

(192,297

)

(4,657

)

(196,954

)

(155,297

)

Other (4)

20,111

(79

)

20,032

60,786

Non-GAAP net income

$

332,083

$

27,011

$

359,094

$

295,709

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

1.14

$

1.24

$

1.00

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

290,125

290,125

295,381

(3) As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (‘TCJA’), we remeasured certain deferred tax assets and liabilities at the lower rates and recorded approximately $92.9 million of tax benefits for fiscal year 2018. Additionally, we recorded a $5.8 million provision for the deemed repatriation of foreign cash and earnings, which is estimated based upon estimated foreign earnings and foreign income taxes.

(4) Includes approximately $8.1 million and $51.6 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.


Nuance Communications, Inc.

Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued

(in thousands)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended September 30,

Twelve Months Ended September 30,

2019

2019

2018

2019

2019

2018

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 606)

(ASC 605)

(ASC 605)

(1) Stock-based compensation

Cost of professional services and hosting

$

8,430

$

8,430

$

10,620

$

28,523

$

28,523

$

31,094

Cost of product and licensing

262

262

322

855

855

814

Cost of maintenance and support

584

584

1,552

1,314

1,314

3,322

Research and development

11,542

11,542

13,279

38,454

38,454

38,077

Sales and marketing

9,872

9,872

9,841

34,360

34,360

35,838

General and administrative

10,379

10,379

5,829

37,706

37,706

33,764

Total

$

41,069

$

41,069

$

41,443

$

141,212

$

141,212

$

142,909

(2) Acquisition-related revenue

Revenues

$

1,310

$

1,580

$

2,684

$

6,295

$

7,544

$

14,181

Total

$

1,310

$

1,580

$

2,684

$

6,295

$

7,544

$

14,181