Brightcove Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2014
First quarter revenue of $31.1 million up 26% year-over-year
BOSTON, MA (April 30, 2014) – Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
"Brightcove delivered strong first quarter results that exceeded expectations from both a revenue and profitability perspective," said David Mendels, Chief Executive Officer of Brightcove. "The consumption of digital content continues to move rapidly towards online and mobile platforms, which is driving digital content providers to increasingly focus on ways to monetize these emerging distribution channels. The combination of Video Cloud and Brightcove Once cloud services will help our customers capitalize on this trend by delivering personalized, targeted online video content and advertising. We believe Brightcove is uniquely positioned to be the cloud services vendor of choice for companies looking to expand and better monetize their online digital content presence.
**First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights:
Revenue: Total revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $31.1 million, an increase of 26% compared to $24.7 million for the first quarter of 2013. Subscription and support revenue was $29.4 million, an increase of 24% compared with $23.8 million for the first quarter of 2013. Professional services and other revenue was $1.7 million, compared to $944,000 for the first quarter of 2013.
Gross Profit: Gross profit for the first quarter of 2014 was $19.8 million, compared to $16.3 million for the first quarter of 2013, and gross margin was 64% for the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2014 was $20.4 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 22% and a non-GAAP gross margin of 65%. Non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin exclude stock-based compensation expense and the amortization of acquired intangible assets.
Operating Loss: Loss from operations was $4.7 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $3.9 million for the first quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP loss from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related expenses, was $322,000 for the first quarter of 2014, an improvement compared to a non-GAAP loss of $1.2 million during the first quarter of 2013.
Net Loss: Net loss was $4.8 million, or $0.16 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014. This compares to a net loss of $4.2 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013.
Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, and merger-related expenses, was $500,000 for the first quarter of 2014, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2013, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow: As of March 31, 2014, Brightcove had $21.4 million of cash, cash equivalents and investments, compared to $36.1 million at December 31, 2013. Brightcove used $4.9 million in cash from operations and invested $777,000 in capital expenditures and capitalization of internal-use software costs, leading to negative free cash flow of $5.7 million for the first quarter of 2014. Negative free cash flow was $2.9 million for the first quarter of 2013.
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 First Quarter and Recent Highlights
- Ended the quarter with 6,126 customers, which included a net increase of 61 premium customers. New customers added during the quarter included: Hallmark Channel, Yelp, RLJ Entertainment, TV Tokyo, Nippon Television Network, Northern Trust and Molson Coors.
- Zencoder has added support for the next generation of Web and mobile playback, as well as advanced codecs that will allow content providers to distribute video in broadcast and other professional workflows. This release includes support for HEVC (H.265), the successor to H.264, and MPEG-DASH, an emerging adaptive streaming standard. Adding to existing Web and mobile encoding formats, Zencoder has added capabilities to address the diverse needs of broadcasters and other professional content providers, with codecs such as MPEG-2, MPEG-TS, JPEG 2000 and AVC-Intra.
- Content providers developing apps for Google Chromecast can now use Brightcove Once to quickly deliver and monetize feature-rich video content, including personalized advertising, to Chromecast viewers.
Based on information as of today, April 30, 2014, the Company is issuing the following financial guidance:
Second Quarter 2014*: The Company expects revenue to be $29.7 million to $30.2 million, and non-GAAP loss from operations to be $3.1 million to $3.4 million. Assuming approximately 32.1 million shares outstanding, Brightcove expects its non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share to be $0.11 to $0.12.
Full Year 2014*: The Company expects revenue to be $126.0 million to $130.0 million, and non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be $5.0 million to $7.0 million. Assuming approximately 32.0 million shares outstanding, Brightcove expects its non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share to be $0.19 to $0.25.
*With respect to the Company’s expectations under “Business Outlook” above, the Company has not reconciled non-GAAP loss from operations or non-GAAP net loss per share to GAAP loss from operations and GAAP net loss per share, respectively, because the Company does not provide guidance for stock-based compensation expense, merger-related expenses, or amortization of acquired intangible assets, which are reconciling items between those Non-GAAP and GAAP measures. As the items that impact GAAP loss from operations and GAAP net loss per share are out of the Company’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, the Company is unable to provide such guidance. Accordingly, a reconciliation to GAAP loss from operations and GAAP net loss per share is not available without unreasonable effort.
Conference Call Information
Brightcove will host a conference call today, April 30, 2014, 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 13579779. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.brightcove.com.
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, offers a family of products that revolutionize the way organizations deliver video experiences. The company's products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform, Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5 video player technology provider and Once, a cloud-based ad insertion and video stitching service. Brightcove has more than 6,100 customers in over 70 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content services to build and operate video experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. For more information, visit http://www.brightcove.com.
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 second fiscal quarter of 2014 and full year 2014, 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, difficulties integrating the technologies, products, operations, existing contracts and personnel of Unicorn Media and realizing the anticipated benefits of the combined business; 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; and 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 and non-GAAP basic and 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 exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets and merger-related costs. Merger-related costs include fees incurred in connection with closing an acquisition in addition to fees associated with the retention of key employees. 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.
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