Allot Communications Ltd.
Aug 2, 2016
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Allot Communications Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Revenue growth of 6% year-over-year; Return to non-GAAP profitability; Signs a Strategic Alliance agreement

HOD HASHARON, Israel, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT; TASE: ALLT), a leading global provider of security and monetization solutions that enables service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience, today announced its second quarter 2016 financial results.

 Q2 2016 – Highlights

Q2 2016 Financial results

On GAAP basis, total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were $23.0 million compared to $22.9 million of revenue reported for the first quarter of 2016 and $21.6 million of revenue reported for the second quarter of 2015. Net loss for the second quarter of 2016 was $1.2 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share. This compares with a net loss of $4.3 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016 and a net loss of $6.0 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015.

On a non-GAAP basis, total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were $23.0 million compared to $23.0 million of revenue reported for the first quarter of 2016 and $21.6 million of revenue reported for the second quarter of 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net profit for the second quarter of 2016 was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share. This compares with non-GAAP net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016 and non-GAAP net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015.

Net cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2016 totaled $116.6 million. The Company recorded negative operating cash flow of $1.2 million during the quarter. During the second quarter of 2016, cash used for the repurchase of our shares in the market totaled $2.3 million. In total, $3.5 million worth of shares have been repurchased out of a program of $15 million.

Management Comment

Andrei Elefant, President & CEO of Allot Communications, commented, "Early in July we have  implemented an internal re-organization encompassing the entire company in order to better align our organizational and cost structure to our strategy of increased focus on our security and monetization solutions and on profitability. We have now consolidated all our R&D efforts under one unit and have focused our sales and marketing efforts in the more profitable regions and products, in order to achieve increased profitability. This move also brings with it significant cost reductions which will support our profitability targets throughout this transition period." 

Continued Mr. Elefant, "In terms of Bookings, the second quarter was weaker than expected, mainly due to lower sales in APAC and the Americas. We had originally expected to receive substantial orders this year from certain customers in APAC and we now believe that these orders are more likely to be received next year. As a result, our business so far in 2016 has been comprised of smaller and more diversified orders. We, therefore, have lowered our budget and expectations for the remainder of the year. Despite the lower than expected level of revenues, thanks to our ongoing and significant cost reductions, we have achieved profitability on a non-GAAP basis and we expect further improvement in our operating expenses level throughout the remainder of the year."

"On the positive side, we have seen a number of important developments in the past few months which are strategically significant," added Mr. Elefant. "We signed a strategic partnership agreement with a leading security company, enabling both companies to offer a unique SECaaS offering, which we believe represents a significant opportunity for us over the coming years. In addition, the progress and traction made so far this year in the security segment is very encouraging, as existing customers are continuously adding licenses. We have reached a Security as a Service subscriber base of 15 million, up 50% in only 6 months. "

2016 Outlook

Based on current backlog and the Company's funnel of opportunities, the Company updated its 2016 guidance. Revenues are expected in the range of $90-$94 million for the full year of 2016, both on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.  The Company also expects to incur a one-time restructuring cost of approximately $1M in the second half of 2016.

 

Conference Call & Webcast:

The Allot management team will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2016 earnings results today, August 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM ET, 3:30 p.m. Israel time. To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers:

US: +1-646-254-3366, UK: +44(0) 20-3427-0503, Israel: +972-3-721-9510, participant code 3542491.

A recording of the conference call will be available from 12:00PM ET on August 2nd, 2016 for 30 days. To access the recording, please dial: +1-347-366-9565; UK: +44(0)20-3427-0598, access code: 3542491.

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on the Allot Communications website at: http://www.allot.com.  

The webcast will also be archived on the website following the conference call.

About Allot Communications

Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT, TASE: ALLT) is a leading provider of security and monetization solutions that enables service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience. Allot's flexible and highly scalable service delivery framework leverages the intelligence in data networks, enabling service providers to get closer to their customers, safeguard network assets and users, and accelerate time-to-revenue for value-added services. We employ innovative technology, proven know-how and a collaborative approach to provide the right solution for every network environment. Allot solutions are currently deployed at 5 of the top 10 global mobile operators and in thousands of CSP and enterprise networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.allot.com.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP revenues is related to the acquisitions made by the Company and represents revenues adjusted for the impact of the fair value adjustment to acquired deferred revenue related to purchase accounting. Non-GAAP net income is defined as GAAP net income after including deferred revenues related to the fair value adjustment resulting from purchase accounting and excluding stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, deferred tax asset adjustment and acquisition-related expenses.

These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. The non-GAAP results and a full reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results are provided in the accompanying Table 2. The Company provides these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes they present a better measure of the Company's core business and management uses the non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the Company's ongoing performance. Accordingly, the Company believes they are useful to investors in enhancing an understanding of the Company's operating performance.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of Company management. Such statements involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements set forth in such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to compete successfully with other companies offering competing technologies; the loss of one or more significant customers; consolidation of, and strategic alliances by, our competitors, government regulation; the timing of completion of key project milestones which impact the timing of our revenue recognition; lower demand for key value-added services; our ability to keep pace with advances in technology and to add new features and value-added services; managing lengthy sales cycles; operational risks associated with large projects; our dependence on third party channel partners for a material portion of our revenues; court approval of the Company's proposed share buy-back program; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise

Investor Relations Contact: 

Public Relations Contact:

GK Investor Relations

Sigalit Orr

Ehud Helft/Gavriel Frohwein

Director Corporate Communications

+1-646-688-3559

International dialing +972-54-268-1500

allot@gkir.com  

sorr@allot.com  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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