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Brightcove Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2015

October 29, 2015

Company reports non-GAAP income from operations of $1.3 million and adjusted EBITDA of $2.7 million

BOSTON, MA (October 29, 2015) – Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

“Brightcove reported strong third quarter financial results that exceeded expectations on both the top and bottom lines, which were highlighted by a return to non-GAAP profitability a quarter earlier than expected,” said David Mendels, Chief Executive Officer of Brightcove.  “We are seeing exciting proofpoints that our go-to-market strategy and enhanced product portfolio, which is designed to enable customers to leverage online video to drive better business results, is working in both our media and digital marketing businesses.”

Mendels added, “We are at the epicenter of several positive macro trends that are shaping our industry - the evolution of consumers and businesses using video; the proliferation of devices; the transitioning away from Flash to HTML5; the challenge of ad blockers and enabling ad-supported business models; and the wide adoption of digital marketing technology. We are uniquely positioned to capitalize on these trends as we help our customers harness video to drive business results.” 

Third Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $33.8 million, an increase of 7% compared to $31.5 million for the third quarter of 2014. Subscription and support revenue was $33.2 million, an increase of 9% compared with $30.5 million for the third quarter of 2014.   
  • Gross profit for the third quarter of 2015 was $22.3 million, compared to $20.7 million for the third quarter of 2014, representing a gross margin of 66% for the third quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of 2015 was $22.9 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 8% and a non-GAAP gross margin of 68%.  Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin exclude stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of acquired intangible assets.
  • Loss from operations was $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to a loss from operations of $3.1 million for the third quarter of 2014.  Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses, was $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, an improvement compared to a non-GAAP loss from operations of $134,000 during the third quarter of 2014.
  • Net loss was $1.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015.  This compares to a net loss of $3.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses, was $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $829,000 for the third quarter of 2014, or $0.03 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $1.2 million for the third quarter of 2014.  Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense, other income/expense and the provision for income taxes.
  • Cash flow from operations was $3.8 million, compared to $2.6 million for the third quarter of 2014.
  • Free cash flow was $3.1 million after the company invested $722,000 in capital expenditures and capitalization of internal-use software during the third quarter of 2015. Free cash flow was $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2014.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $23.8 million as of September 30, 2015 compared to $21.2 million at June 30, 2015.

A Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included at the end of this press release.  An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Other Third Quarter and Recent Highlights:

  • Announced Brightcove Jump Start for Apple TV®, a new offering that enables publishers to quickly build and launch video apps on the fourth-generation Apple TV®.
  • The new Video Cloud, which shipped in mid-July, incorporates a beautiful new HTML5 user interface, faster upload and playback, mobile publishing, and new custom analytics to scale workflows, speed time-to-live, and measure the impact of video content.
  • At the end of July, we released Brightcove Audience which connects Video Cloud analytics directly into Oracle Eloqua and Marketo marketing automation platforms to capture leads and translate video engagement data into contact tracking, lead scoring, and customer segmentation.
  • Brightcove Gallery Live, announced recently in October, is a “live-event-in-a-box” solution for companies who want to live stream events for external and internal audiences. It provides marketers and communications professionals with an easy-to-use toolkit to promote and publish live streamed events without dedicated IT or other technical support.
  • Brightcove Lift is the newest addition to Brightcove’s media solutions. It is an ad optimization solution, which enables publishers, broadcasters, OTT providers, and other media companies to combine server-side ad insertion (SSAI) with the industry-leading HTML5 Brightcove Player to maximize video ad delivery and video ad revenue across mobile and desktop by defeating ad blockers.
  • Average revenue per premium customer was $67,000 in the third quarter of 2015.  This is an increase of 10% from $61,000 in the comparable period in 2014.
  • Recurring dollar retention rate was 101% in the third quarter of 2015, which was above our historical target in the low to mid 90% range.
  • Ended the quarter with 5,162 customers, of which 1,852 were premium.
  • New media customers and media customers who expanded their relationship during the quarter included: Brit + Co., Electus Digital, International Data Group, Marathon Ventures, MediaWorks NZ, Presentcast (a new consortium of broadcasters in Japan), Scripps Interactive, Sunbeam Television, Time, Inc., Tokyo Broadcasting, and Wenner Media Networks.
  • New digital marketing customers and digital marketing customers who expanded their relationship during the quarter included: All Nippon Airways, Artnet, John Wiley & Sons, Money Map Press, MWH Global, PennWell Corporation, SAS Institute, Samsung Electronics America, and Think and Learn (one of India’s leading providers of prep courses for competitive entrance exams).

Business Outlook
Based on information as of today, October 29, 2015, the Company is issuing the following financial guidance:

Fourth Quarter 2015:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $33.8 million to $34.3 million, including $800,000 of professional services revenue.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of $600,000 to $1.1 million, which excludes stock-based compensation, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses totaling approximately $2.4 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $1.9 million to $2.4 million, which excludes stock-based compensation, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense, other income/expense and taxes totaling approximately $4.0 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be $0.01 to $0.02, assuming approximately 33.7 million shares outstanding.

Full Year 2015:

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $133.4 million to $133.9 million.  Full year revenue is being impacted by $3.9 million due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be in the range of $700,000 to $1.2 million, which excludes stock-based compensation, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses totaling approximately $9.2 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $6.5 to $7.0 million, which excludes stock-based compensation, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation, other income/expense and taxes totaling approximately $16.4 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income/loss per diluted share is expected to be $0.00 to a loss of $0.02, assuming approximately 33.6 million shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information
Brightcove will host a conference call today, October 29, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the Company's financial results and current business outlook. To access the call, dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or 201-493-6780 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay conference ID is 13621643. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.brightcove.com.  

About Brightcove
Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV) is a leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing video across devices. Brightcove has more than 5,000 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning our financial guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015 and full year 2015, our position to execute on our growth strategy, and our ability to expand our leadership position and market opportunity.  These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning.  These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made.  Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved.  Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: our history of losses; our limited operating history; expectations regarding the widespread adoption of customer demand for our products; our ability to expand the sales of our products to customers located outside the U.S.; keeping up with the rapid technological change required to remain competitive in our industry; our ability to retain existing customers; our ability to manage our growth effectively and successfully recruit additional highly-qualified personnel; the price volatility of our common stock; and other risks set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our other SEC filings.  We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Brightcove has provided in this release the non-GAAP financial measures of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin and non-GAAP diluted net loss per share. Brightcove 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 Brightcove's ongoing operational performance. Brightcove 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 Brightcove’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. As noted, the non-GAAP financial results discussed above of non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP loss from operations, non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP diluted net loss per share exclude stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses. The non-GAAP financial results discussed above of adjusted EBITDA is defined as consolidated net income (loss), plus stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, merger-related expenses, depreciation expense,  other income/expense, including interest expense and interest income, and the provision for income taxes. Merger-related expenses include fees incurred in connection with closing an acquisition in addition to fees associated with the retention of key employees.  Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue.  Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and 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 previously mentioned, a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.  The Company’s earnings press releases containing such non-GAAP reconciliations can be found on the Investors section of the Company’s web site at http://www.brightcove.com.

Investor Contact:
Brian Denyeau
ICR for Brightcove
brian.denyeau@icrinc.com
646-277-1251 

Media Contact:
DoShik Wood
Brightcove Inc.
dwood@brightcove.com
617-299-8453