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Synchronoss Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Adjusted EBITDA of $6.4mm and $27.8mm, Above the High-End of its Guidance Range; Expects to Increase Adjusted EBITDA in 2021

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Jeff Miller Named President and Chief Executive Officer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging, and digital platforms and products, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Highlights:

  • GAAP revenue for the quarter was $69.4 million. For the full year, GAAP revenue was $291.7 million.

  • Recurring revenue for the quarter represented 82% of total GAAP revenue. For the full year, recurring revenue represented 78% of total GAAP revenue.

  • GAAP net loss for the quarter was $10.9 million or $0.26 per share. For the full year, GAAP net loss was $48.7 million or $1.16 per share.

  • Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $8.2 million, or $0.19 per share. For the full year, non-GAAP net loss was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share.

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $6.4 million. For the full year, adjusted EBITDA was $27.8 million.

  • Cash and cash equivalent were $33.7 million at year end.

  • During the fourth quarter, Synchronoss worked in conjunction with Verizon to develop the Unlimited Verizon Cloud offering, and during 2020 renewed Verizon’s Cloud Services contract for an additional five years.

  • During the fourth quarter, Japanese carrier customers exceeded 20 million Rich Communication Services (RCS) downloads.

  • During the fourth quarter, Synchronoss extended its partnership to provide AT&T Digital Services for an additional three years.

Commenting on the results, Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Synchronoss, said:

“I’m honored and delighted to be the next CEO of Synchronoss Technologies. I’m grateful for the support of our Board of Directors and the Synchronoss team, who have enabled us to make forward progress over the past six months on refining our strategy and delivering our operating results. We continue to be driven by delivery and execution for our customers, disciplined cost containment, and continued product innovation. Despite what was a challenging year for Synchronoss and indeed the world community, I’m proud of what the Synchronoss team achieved in 2020 and look forward to continuing to execute on our strategy of focused and profitable growth in 2021.”

Three Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

% Change

Revenues

$

69,377

$

90,588

(23.4

)

%

Net Loss

(10,892

)

(14,678

)

25.8

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

6,411

$

6,486

(1.2

)

%


Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

% Change

Revenues

$

291,670

$

308,749

(5.5

)

%

Net Loss

(48,683

)

(136,727

)

64.4

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

27,848

$

27,584

1.0

%

David Clark, CFO of Synchronoss, added:

“Our fourth quarter and year end results reflect progress with our continued focus on expanding both our gross and adjusted EBITDA margins. We are seeing the benefits of our cost management efforts, which allowed us to deliver comparable year over year adjusted EBITDA results despite top-line revenue pressures. This is in large part due to significant cost savings delivered during 2020, and we are continuing to streamline our operations with a focus on increasing our adjusted EBITDA in 2021.”

2021 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

The company expects its revenue for full year 2021 to be in the range of $275 million - $285 million, and its adjusted EBITDA for the full year 2021 to be in the range $30 million - $35 million, representing adjusted EBITDA growth of 8% - 26%, respectively.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is included below under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Conference Call Details

Synchronoss will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) today to discuss the financial results.

To access the live call, dial 800-437-2398 or +1 786-204-3966 (International) and give the participant passcode 8321337.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.synchronoss.com. In addition, a phone replay will be available approximately two hours following the end of the call and will be available for one week. To access the call replay dial-in information, please click here.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Synchronoss has provided in this release selected financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. This information includes historical non-GAAP revenues, gross profit, adjusted EBITDA, operating income (loss), net income (loss), effective tax rate, and earnings (loss) per share. Synchronoss uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Synchronoss’ ongoing operational performance. Synchronoss believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends, and in comparing its financial results with other companies in Synchronoss’ industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. As noted, the non-GAAP financial results discussed above add back fair value stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related costs, which include restructuring and cease-use lease expense, litigation, remediation and refiling costs and amortization of intangibles associated with acquisitions.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as detailed above. Investors are encouraged to also review the Balance Sheet, Statement of Operations, and Statement of Cash Flow. As previously mentioned, a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.

About Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.

Synchronoss transforms the way companies create new revenue, reduce costs and delight their subscribers with cloud, messaging, and digital products, supporting hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe. Synchronoss’ secure, scalable and groundbreaking new technologies, trusted partnerships, and talented people change the way TMT customers grow their businesses. For more information, visit us at www.synchronoss.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release includes statements concerning Synchronoss and its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “believes,” “potential” or “continue” or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Synchronoss has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, risks relating to the Company’s ability to sustain or increase revenue from its larger customers and generate revenue from new customers, the Company’s expectations regarding expenses and revenue, the sufficiency of the Company’s cash resources, the Company’s growth strategies, the anticipated trends and challenges in the business and the market in which the Company operates, the Company’s expectations regarding federal, state and foreign regulatory requirements, the pending lawsuits against the Company described in its most recent SEC filings, and other risks and factors that are described in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which is on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Investors:
Todd Kehrli or Joo-Hun Kim
MKR Investor Relations
623-745-4046
investor@synchronoss.com

SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)

December 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

33,671

$

39,012

Accounts receivable, net

47,849

65,863

Operating lease right-of-use assets

34,538

53,965

Goodwill

232,771

222,969

Other Assets

133,426

150,214

Total assets

$

482,255

$

532,023

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

Accounts Payable and Accrued expenses

$

82,075

$

87,538

Debt, current

10,000

Deferred revenues

45,614

87,799

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

44,273

60,976

Other liabilities

19,370

18,768

Preferred Stock

237,641

200,865

Stockholders’ equity

43,282

76,077

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

482,255

$

532,023


SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

2018

Net revenues

$

69,377

$

90,588

$

291,670

$

308,749

$

325,839

Costs and expenses:

Cost of revenues

28,414

42,449

121,817

150,407

158,802

Research and development

17,274

18,286

77,043

75,568

79,172

Selling, general and administrative

15,043

29,909

89,292

112,771

122,112

Restructuring charges

1,192

17

7,955

755

12,375

Depreciation and amortization

9,834

18,116

43,685

77,036

117,654

Total costs and expenses

71,757

108,777

339,792

416,537

490,115

Loss from continuing operations

(2,380

)

(18,189

)

(48,122

)

(107,788

)

(164,276

)

Interest income

9

542

1,597

1,258

7,770

Interest expense

(75

)

(104

)

(476

)

(1,355

)

(4,911

)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

822

1,760

Other Income (expense), net

3,793

7,372

9,535

7,389

(74,917

)

Equity method investment loss

(1,619

)

(28,600

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations, before taxes

1,347

(10,379

)

(37,466

)

(101,293

)

(263,174

)

Benefit (provision) for income taxes

(2,039

)

4,439

27,108

(2,174

)

17,894

Net loss from continuing operations

(692

)

(5,940

)

(10,358

)

(103,467

)

(245,280

)

Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax

18,288

Net loss

(692

)

(5,940

)

(10,358

)

(103,467

)

(226,992

)

Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

(101

)

(194

)

(344

)

(1,126

)

8,837

Preferred stock dividend

(10,099

)

(8,544

)

(37,981

)

(32,134

)

(25,593

)

Net loss attributable to Synchronoss

$

(10,892

)

$

(14,678

)

$

(48,683

)

$

(136,727

)

$

(243,748

)

Earnings per share

Basic:

Continuing operations

$

(0.26

)

$

(0.36

)

$

(1.16

)

$

(3.36

)

$

(6.51

)

Discontinued operations

0.46

Basic

$

(0.26

)

$

(0.36

)

$

(1.16

)

$

(3.36

)

$

(6.05

)

Diluted:

Continuing operations

$

(0.26

)

$

(0.36

)

$

(1.16

)

$

(3.36

)

$

(6.51

)

Discontinued operations

0.46

Diluted

$

(0.26

)

$

(0.36

)

$

(1.16

)

$

(3.36

)

$

(6.05

)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic

42,464

41,085

41,950

40,694

40,277

Diluted

42,464

41,085

41,950

40,694

40,277


SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2018

Net loss continuing operations

$

(10,358

)

$

(103,467

)

$

(245,280

)

Gain on Sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

18,288

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

Non-cash items

65,103

127,464

234,854

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

(55,309

)

8,586

(39,231

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(564

)

32,583

(31,369

)

Investing activities:

Purchases of fixed assets

(885

)

(8,183

)

(11,656

)

Purchases of intangible assets and capitalized software

(17,065

)

(13,008

)

(14,372

)

Other investing activities

3,611

40,568

(41,254

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(14,339

)

19,377

(67,282

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

9,991

(121,257

)

(35,885

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(418

)

(1,562

)

(1,729

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

(5,330

)

(70,859

)

(136,265

)

Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

39,001

109,860

246,125

Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

33,671

$

39,001

$

109,860


SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation:

GAAP Revenue

$

69,377

$

90,588

$

291,670

$

308,749

Less: Cost of revenues

28,414

42,449

121,817

150,407

Gross Profit

40,963

48,139

169,853

158,342

Add / (Less):

Stock-based compensation expense

511

782

2,409

2,928

Restructuring, transition and cease-use lease expense

372

405

Cumulative adjustment to STI receivable

26,044

Adjusted Gross Profit

41,474

48,921

172,634

187,719

Adjusted Gross Margin

59.8

%

54.0

%

59.2

%

60.8

%

GAAP Net loss attributable to Synchronoss

$

(10,892

)

$

(14,671

)

$

(48,683

)

$

(136,720

)

Add / (Less):

Stock-based compensation expense

(3,410

)

5,222

11,137

22,250

Acquisition costs

(230

)

Restructuring, transition and cease-use lease expense

1,222

17

16,503

7,446

Amortization expense

3,704

5,610

16,199

24,683

Cumulative adjustment to STI receivable

26,044

Litigation, remediation and refiling costs

1,145

1,320

4,645

2,826

Non-GAAP Expenses attributable to Non-Controlling Interest

(76

)

Non-GAAP Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Synchronoss

$

(8,231

)

$

(2,502

)

$

(199

)

$

(53,777

)

Diluted Non-GAAP Net loss from continuing operations per share

$

(0.19

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(1.32

)

Weighted shares outstanding - Dilutive

42,464

41,085

41,950

40,694


SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

Dec 31, 2019

Mar 31, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Dec 31, 2020

Dec 31, 2020

Dec 31, 2019

Net loss attributable to Synchronoss

$

(14,678

)

$

(12,275

)

$

(10,148

)

$

(15,367

)

$

(10,892

)

$

(48,683

)

$

(136,727

)

Add / (Less):

Stock-based compensation expense

5,222

5,169

4,987

4,391

(3,410

)

11,137

22,250

Acquisition costs

(230

)

Restructuring, transition and cease-use lease expense

17

1,696

7,003

6,580

1,222

16,503

7,446

Cumulative adjustment to STI receivable

26,044

Litigation, remediation and refiling costs

1,320

824

733

1,943

1,145

4,645

2,826

Depreciation and amortization

18,116

11,356

10,284

12,212

9,834

43,685

77,036

Interest income

(542

)

(58

)

(1,509

)

(20

)

(9

)

(1,597

)

(1,258

)

Interest Expense

104

245

84

72

75

476

1,355

Gain on Extinguishment of debt

(822

)

Other Income

(7,372

)

(1,692

)

(1,367

)

(2,684

)

(3,793

)

(9,535

)

(7,389

)

Equity method investment loss

1,619

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

(4,439

)

(12,432

)

(7,972

)

(8,744

)

2,039

(27,108

)

2,175

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

194

17

165

60

101

344

1,125

Preferred dividend

8,544

8,908

9,289

9,685

10,099

37,981

32,134

Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)

$

6,486

$

1,758

$

11,549

$

8,128

$

6,411

$

27,848

$

27,584


Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net Cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(9,225

)

$

20,004

$

(564

)

$

31,843

Add / (Less):

Capitalized software

(4,054

)

(3,719

)

(16,665

)

(13,008

)

Property and equipment

(314

)

(1,106

)

(885

)

(8,183

)

Free Cashflow

(13,593

)

15,179

(18,114

)

10,652

Add: One-Time Expenses due to Restatement, etc.

1,145

1,320

4,645

2,826

Adjusted Free Cashflow

$

(12,448

)

$

16,499

$

(13,469

)

$

13,478