Second quarter 2015 highlights
- Revenue grew 23 percent over the same period last year to $107.8 million
- Subscription-based revenue continued to accelerate, growing 29 percent over the same period last year and comprising 81 percent of total revenue
- Mobile revenue increased 10x when compared to same period last year
- Security and privacy portfolio expanded through the acquisition of Privax, a leading provider of desktop and mobile services for consumers
“The record revenue we are reporting today marks the 4th quarter of consistent sequential growth since we launched a major repositioning of the company at the end of 2013,” said Gary Kovacs, chief executive officer of AVG. “Further, it demonstrates that our strategy is working – as we optimize our core businesses and invest in consumer, mobile and SMB to satisfy the growing and broadening demand for simple, integrated solutions to deliver online security. We continue to execute well and I am particularly pleased to see that mobile revenue has grown 10 times compared to the same period last year. Increases in subscription-based revenue across all our solutions- including mobile - drove topline growth, setting us up nicely for the future.”
Second quarter 2015 financial results
Revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $107.8 million, compared with $88.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 23% compared to the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $24.6 million, or $0.47 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with non-GAAP adjusted net income of $24.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted ordinary share for the same period of the prior year.1 GAAP net income for the second quarter was $8.5 million, or $0.15 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with net income of $13.7 million, or $0.26 per diluted ordinary share in the prior year's second quarter.
Operating income was $13.8 million, compared with $20.4 million for the second quarter of 2014. Operating cash flow was $15.5 million for the quarter, compared with $22.3 million for the second quarter last year. Non-GAAP free cash flow was $11.8 million for the quarter, compared with $19.1 million for the same period in the prior year. The decline in free cash flow was primarily driven by additional $6 million in interest paid associated with strategic acquisitions and a $2 million increase in taxes paid.
(1) Non-GAAP results for the second quarter of 2015 exclude $3.7 million in share based compensation expense, $7.2 million in acquisition amortization and $0.1 million in charges associated with litigation settlements, $2.3 million in acquisition-related charges, $0.5 million in charges related to the unwinding of discounts and changes in fair value and $0.6 million in charges associated with the rationalization of the Company’s global operations, and $2.9 million in charges associated with the Company’s reassessment of the useful life of internally developed software, as described in the Reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures.
Based on information available as of August 5, 2015, AVG is maintaining the following outlook for fiscal year 2015 as follows:
- Revenue is expected to be in the range of $420 million to $440 million.
- Non-GAAP adjusted net income is expected to be in the range of $94.2 million to $99.2 million; non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted ordinary share is expected to be in the range of $1.80 to $1.90.
- GAAP net income is expected to be in the range of $48.9 million to $53.9 million; GAAP net income per diluted ordinary share is expected to be in the range of $0.93 to $1.03.
AVG’s expectation of non-GAAP adjusted net income for fiscal year 2015 excludes share-based compensation expense, acquisition amortization and certain other adjustments, and assumes a normalized tax rate of 12.5%. For the purpose of calculating GAAP net income per diluted ordinary share and non-GAAP net income per diluted ordinary share, the Company assumes approximately 53 million weighted-average diluted ordinary shares outstanding for the full year.
The financial information presented in this press release is neither audited nor reviewed.
Conference Call Information
AVG will hold its quarterly conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT/11 PM CET to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial results, business highlights and outlook. The conference call may be accessed via webcast at http://investors.avg.com or using the following phone numbers and conference ID: +1 913 312 6668 (USA and Canada); +44 20 8150 0795 (UK); Conference ID: 7703757.
Live and replay versions of the webcast can be accessed via http://investors.avg.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
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Adjusted net income, free cash flow and their related ratios are non-GAAP measures and should not be considered alternatives to the applicable U.S. GAAP measures. In particular, adjusted net income and free cash flow, and their related ratios, should not be considered as measurements of our financial performance or liquidity under U.S. GAAP, as alternatives to income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.
Adjusted net income and free cash flow are measures of financial performance and liquidity, respectively, and have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation from, or as substitutes for, analysis of our results of operations, including our operating income and cash flows, as reported under U.S. GAAP. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that such measures provide important supplemental information to management and investors about the Company’s core operating results and liquidity, primarily because the non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain expenses and other amounts that management does not consider to be indicative of the Company’s core operating results or business outlook or liquidity. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to the corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures, in evaluating the Company’s operating performance, in planning and forecasting future periods, in making decisions regarding business operations and allocation of resources, and in comparing the Company’s performance against its historical performance. Some of the limitations of adjusted net income and free cash flow and their related ratios as measures are:
- they do not reflect our cash expenditure or future requirements for capital expenditure or contractual commitments, nor do they reflect the actual cash contributions received from customers;
- they do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
- although amortization and share-based compensation are non-cash charges, the assets being amortized will often have to be replaced in the future and such measures do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and
- other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.
Because of these limitations, investors should rely on AVG’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and treat the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures as supplemental information only.
For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, please see “Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures.” All non-GAAP financial measures should be read in conjunction with the comparable information presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
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Further information on these factors and other risks that may affect the Company’s business is included in filings AVG makes with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F, particularly under the heading “Risk Factors”.
The financial information contained in this press release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto to be included in the Company’s reports on Form 6-K and Form 20-F. The Company’s results of operations for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the Company’s operating results for any future periods.
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