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Bandwidth Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total third quarter revenue of $84.8 million, up 40% year-over-year
 
CPaaS third quarter revenue of $73.8 million, up 43% year-over-year
 
Active CPaaS customers of 2,015, up 25% year-over-year
 
Dollar-based net retention rate of 131%

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bandwidth Inc. (NASDAQ: BAND), a leading enterprise cloud communications company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

“We delivered our strongest quarter ever and are raising our annual revenue outlook. The strength in our business is fueled by our relentless focus on customer success and highlighted by our robust dollar-based net retention. Our value proposition is strong and our commitment to our mission and customers will now expand across the globe,” said David Morken, chief executive officer of Bandwidth. “Looking ahead, I couldn’t be more excited about our opportunities as we unite Bandwidth’s deep U.S. presence with Voxbone’s world-wide presence to create a global software platform, network and team unlike any other.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue: Total revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was $84.8 million, up 40% compared to $60.5 million in the third quarter of 2019. Within total revenue, CPaaS revenue was $73.8 million, up 43% compared to $51.5 million for the third quarter of 2019. Other revenue contributed the remaining $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2020. Other revenue was $9.0 million in the same period last year.
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit for the third quarter of 2020 was $39.2 million, compared to $27.4 million for the third quarter of 2019. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2020 was 46%, compared to 45% for the third quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of 2020 was $41.6 million, compared to $29.1 million for the third quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP gross margin was 49% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to 48% for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Net (Loss): Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $(2.4) million, or $(0.10) per share, based on 24.2 million weighted average shares outstanding. During the third quarter of 2019, net loss was $(1.0) million, or $(0.04) per share, based on 23.4 million weighted average shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss): Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2020 was $6.5 million, or $0.24 per share, based on 26.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding. This compares to a Non-GAAP net loss of $(1.4) million, or $(0.06) per share, based on 23.4 million weighted average shares outstanding for the third quarter of 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA was $9.3 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $(0.6) million for the third quarter of 2019.

Additional information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, including an explanation of these measures and how each is calculated, is included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has also been provided in the financial tables included below.

Third Quarter 2020 Key Metrics

  • The number of active CPaaS customers was 2,015 as of September 30, 2020, an increase of 25% from 1,610 as of September 30, 2019.
  • The dollar-based net retention rate was 131% during the third quarter of 2020, compared to 116% during the third quarter of 2019.

Additional information regarding our active CPaaS customers and dollar-based net retention rate and how each are calculated are included below.

Financial Outlook
Bandwidth’s outlook assumes current business conditions, current foreign currency exchange rates and the impact of the anticipated acquisition of Voxbone expected to close on October 31, 2020.  Bandwidth is providing guidance for its fourth quarter and full year 2020 as follows (guidance includes outlook for Voxbone from November 1, 2020):

  • Fourth Quarter 2020 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $84.3 million to $84.8 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $96.5 million to $97.0 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.03 to $0.05 per share, using 27.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.
  • Full Year 2020 Guidance: CPaaS revenue is expected to be in the range of $284.3 million to $284.8 million. Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $326.6 million to $327.1 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share is expected to be in the range of $0.44 to $0.46 per share, using 25.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Bandwidth has not reconciled its fourth quarter and full-year guidance related to non-GAAP net earnings or loss to GAAP net earnings or loss and non-GAAP earnings or loss per share to GAAP earnings or loss, because stock-based compensation cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. Accordingly, a reconciliation is not available without unreasonable effort.

Quarterly Conference Call

Bandwidth will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review the Company’s financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. To access this call, dial (855) 327-6837 for the U.S. or Canada, or (631) 891-4304 for callers outside the U.S. or Canada. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Investors section of Bandwidth’s website at https://investors.bandwidth.com, and a recording will be archived and accessible at https://investors.bandwidth.com. An audio replay of this conference call will also be available through November 5, 2020, by dialing (844) 512-2921 for the U.S. or Canada, or (412) 317-6671 for callers outside the U.S. or Canada, and entering passcode 10011373.

About Bandwidth Inc.

Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is a leading enterprise cloud communications company. Companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom and RingCentral use Bandwidth’s APIs to easily embed voice, messaging and 911 access into software and applications. Bandwidth is the first and only CPaaS provider offering a robust selection of communications APIs built around their own nationwide IP voice network – one of the largest in the nation. More information available at www.bandwidth.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding our ability to consummate the acquisition with Voxbone, future financial and business performance for the fourth quarter 2020 and full-year 2020, attractiveness of our product offerings and platform and the value proposition of our products, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “guide,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions and their negatives are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to consummate the acquisition with Voxbone, risks related to our rapid growth and ability to sustain our revenue growth rate, competition in the markets in which we operate, market growth, our ability to innovate and manage our growth, our ability to expand effectively into new markets, our ability to operate in compliance with applicable laws as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any subsequent reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission after December 31, 2019. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for our management to predict all risks, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements we may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. We are under no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as required by law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States, or GAAP, we provide investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics, which we believe are helpful to our investors. We use these Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. We believe that these Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

The presentation of Non-GAAP financial information and other business metrics is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. While our Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics are an important tool for financial and operational decision-making and for evaluating our own operating results over different periods of time, we urge investors to review the reconciliation of these financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included above, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

We define Non-GAAP gross profit as gross profit after adding back depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation. We add back depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation because they are non-cash items. We eliminate the impact of these non-cash items, because we do not consider them indicative of our core operating performance. Their exclusion facilitates comparisons of our operating performance on a period-to-period basis. Therefore, we believe that showing gross margin, as adjusted to remove the impact of these non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation, is helpful to investors in assessing our gross profit and gross margin performance in a way that is similar to how management assesses our performance. We calculate Non-GAAP gross margin by dividing adjusted gross profit by revenue, expressed as a percentage of revenue.

We define Non-GAAP net (loss) income as net (loss) income adjusted for certain items affecting period to period comparability. Non-GAAP net (loss) income excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets related to the Dash acquisition, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs for convertible debt, acquisition related expenses, impairment charges of intangibles assets, loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment, estimated tax impact of above adjustments, income tax (benefit) provision resulting from excess tax benefits associated with the exercise of stock options, vesting of restricted stock units and equity compensation, and expense resulting from recording the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets (“DTA”).

We define adjusted EBITDA as net (loss) income adjusted to reflect the addition or elimination of certain statement of operations items including, but not limited to: income tax (benefit) provision, interest (income) expense, net, depreciation and amortization expense, acquisition related expenses, stock-based compensation expense, impairment of intangible assets, and loss (gain) from disposal of property and equipment. We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, generate future operating plans, and make strategic decisions regarding the allocation of capital. In particular, we believe that the exclusion of certain items in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can produce a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business.

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by or used in operating activities less net cash used in the acquisition of property, plant and equipment activities and capitalized development costs for software for internal use. We believe free cash flow is a useful indicator of liquidity and provides information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated from our core operations that can be used for investing in our business. Free cash flow has certain limitations in that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period, it does not take into consideration investment in long-term securities, nor does it represent the residual cash flows available for discretionary expenditures. Therefore, it is important to evaluate free cash flow along with our consolidated statements of cash flows.

We believe that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allow for greater transparency with respect to metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

While a reconciliation of Non-GAAP guidance measures to corresponding GAAP measures is not available on a forward-looking basis as a result of the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, many of these costs and expenses that we may incur in the future, we have provided a reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures and other business metrics to the nearest comparable GAAP measures in the accompanying financial statement tables included in this press release.

We define an active CPaaS customer account at the end of any period as an individual account, as identified by a unique account identifier, for which we have recognized at least $100 of revenue in the last month of the period. We believe that the use of our platform by active CPaaS customer accounts at or above the $100 per month threshold is a stronger indicator of potential future engagement than trial usage of our platform at levels below $100 per month. A single organization may constitute multiple unique active CPaaS customer accounts if it has multiple unique account identifiers, each of which is treated as a separate active CPaaS customer account.

Our dollar-based net retention rate compares the CPaaS revenue from customers in a quarter to the same quarter in the prior year. To calculate the dollar-based net retention rate, we first identify the cohort of customers that generate CPaaS revenue and that were customers in the same quarter of the prior year. The dollar-based net retention rate is obtained by dividing the CPaaS revenue generated from that cohort in a quarter, by the CPaaS revenue generated from that same cohort in the corresponding quarter in the prior year. When we calculate dollar-based net retention rate for periods longer than one quarter, we use the average of the quarterly dollar-based net retention rates for the quarters in such period.

BANDWIDTH INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Revenue

$

60,491

$

84,758

$

170,591

$

230,066

Cost of revenue

33,104

45,527

91,980

123,895

Gross profit

27,387

39,231

78,611

106,171

Operating expenses:

Research and development

7,939

10,232

23,312

29,316

Sales and marketing

8,784

9,001

25,647

27,073

General and administrative

15,269

18,134

43,884

51,070

Total operating expenses

31,992

37,367

92,843

107,459

Operating (loss) income

(4,605)

1,864

(14,232)

(1,288)

Other income (expense), net

781

(4,206)

1,711

(8,980)

Loss before income taxes

(3,824)

(2,342)

(12,521)

(10,268)

Income tax benefit (provision)

2,810

(10)

16,971

(13,783)

Net (loss) income

$

(1,014)

$

(2,352)

$

4,450

$

(24,051)

Earnings per share:

Net (loss) income per share:

Basic

$

(0.04)

$

(0.10)

$

0.20

$

(1.01)

Diluted

$

(0.04)

$

(0.10)

$

0.19

$

(1.01)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

23,426,455

24,175,762

22,353,097

23,905,322

Diluted

23,426,455

24,175,762

23,692,571

23,905,322

 

The Company recognized total stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Cost of revenue

$

52

$

46

$

158

$

161

Research and development

371

508

1,101

1,581

Sales and marketing

280

369

892

1,140

General and administrative

951

1,459

2,809

4,424

Total

$

1,654

$

2,382

$

4,960

$

7,306

 

 

BANDWIDTH INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

As of December 31,

As of September 30,

2019

2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

184,414

$

300,179

Restricted cash

590

1,144

Other investments

230,780

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

30,187

46,452

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

9,260

10,022

Deferred costs

2,498

2,238

Total current assets

226,949

590,815

Property and equipment, net

41,654

43,926

Operating right-of-use asset

21,031

17,509

Intangible assets, net

6,569

6,179

Deferred costs, non-current

1,952

3,412

Other long-term assets

1,533

1,724

Goodwill

6,867

6,867

Deferred tax asset

34,861

Total assets

$

341,416

$

670,432

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

4,190

$

7,776

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

27,328

34,360

Current portion of deferred revenue

5,177

5,527

Advanced billings

4,167

5,016

Operating lease liability, current

4,876

5,162

Total current liabilities

45,738

57,841

Operating lease liability, net of current portion

19,868

15,638

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

5,720

6,331

Convertible senior notes

277,483

Total liabilities

71,326

357,293

Stockholders’ equity:

Class A and Class B common stock

24

24

Additional paid-in capital

275,553

342,633

Accumulated deficit

(5,528)

(29,579)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

41

61

Total stockholders’ equity

270,090

313,139

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

341,416

$

670,432

 

BANDWIDTH INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

Cash flows from operating activities

Net income (loss)

$

4,450

$

(24,051)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

Depreciation and amortization

6,628

9,927

Right-of-use asset amortization

3,126

3,522

Accretion of bond discount

(700)

Gain on sale of marketable securities

(4)

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

159

10,916

Stock-based compensation

4,960

7,306

Deferred taxes

(17,091)

14,254

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

354

263

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net of allowances

(5,304)

(16,218)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(3,046)

(1,024)

Deferred costs

(42)

(1,200)

Accounts payable

(169)

2,905

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

4,696

6,865

Deferred revenue and advanced billings

985

1,810

Operating right-of-use liability

(2,482)

(3,944)

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(3,480)

11,331

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchase of property and equipment

(13,088)

(9,536)

Capitalized software development costs

(2,749)

(1,846)

Purchase of marketable securities

(68,361)

Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities

86,468

Purchase of other investments

(230,780)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

2,270

(242,162)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from the follow-on public offering, net of underwriting discounts

147,391

Payment of costs related to the follow-on public offering

(757)

Proceeds from issuance of convertible senior notes

400,000

Payment of debt issuance costs

(142)

(11,965)

Purchase of capped call

(43,320)

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

7,249

3,859

Value of equity awards withheld for tax liabilities

(1,212)

(1,472)

Net cash provided by financing activities

152,529

347,102

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(19)

48

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

151,300

116,319

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

41,501

185,004

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

192,801

$

301,323

 

BANDWIDTH INC.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Gross Profit and Non-GAAP Gross Margin

Consolidated

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Consolidated Gross Profit

$

27,387

$

39,231

$

78,611

$

106,171

Consolidated Gross Profit Margin %

45

%

46

%

46

%

46

%

Depreciation

1,700

2,284

4,523

6,958

Stock-based compensation

52

46

158

161

Non-GAAP Gross Profit

$

29,139

$

41,561

$

83,292

$

113,290

Non-GAAP Gross Margin %

48

%

49

%

49

%

49

%

 

By Segment

CPaaS

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

CPaaS Gross Profit

$

22,202

$

34,416

$

63,431

$

91,492

CPaaS Gross Profit Margin %

43

%

47

%

44

%

46

%

Depreciation

1,700

2,284

4,523

6,958

Stock-based compensation

52

46

158

161

Non-GAAP CPaaS Gross Profit

$

23,954

$

36,746

$

68,112

$

98,611

Non-GAAP CPaaS Gross Margin %

47

%

50

%

47

%

49

%

Other

There are no non-GAAP adjustments to gross profit for the Other segment.

 

BANDWIDTH INC.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Net (Loss) Income

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Net (loss) income

$

(1,014)

$

(2,352)

$

4,450

$

(24,051)

Stock-based compensation

1,654

2,382

4,960

7,306

Amortization of acquired intangibles

130

130

390

390

Amortization of debt discount and issuance
costs for convertible debt

4,575

10,852

Acquisition-related expenses

1,745

1,745

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

3

3

354

263

Estimated tax effects of adjustments (1)

(451)

(1,440)

Valuation allowance (2)

14,173

Income tax benefit of equity compensation

(1,749)

(13,488)

Non-GAAP net (loss) income

$

(1,427)

$

6,483

$

(4,774)

$

10,678

Net (loss) income per share

Basic

$

(0.04)

$

(0.10)

$

0.20

$

(1.01)

Diluted

$

(0.04)

$

(0.10)

$

0.19

$

(1.01)

Non-GAAP net (loss) income per Non-GAAP share

Basic

$

(0.06)

$

0.27

$

(0.21)

$

0.45

Diluted

$

(0.06)

$

0.24

$

(0.21)

$

0.42

Non-GAAP weighted average number of
shares outstanding

Non-GAAP basic shares

23,426,455

24,175,762

22,353,097

23,905,322

Convertible debt conversion

1,692,546

708,073

Stock options issued and outstanding

273,681

507,530

Nonvested RSUs outstanding

367,790

333,329

Non-GAAP diluted shares

23,426,455

26,509,779

22,353,097

25,454,254

________________________

(1)

The Non-GAAP tax-effect is determined using a blended rate of statutory tax rates in the jurisdictions where the Company has
tax filings.  When the Company has a valuation allowance recorded and no tax benefits will be recognized, the rate is considered
to be zero. The rate was 25.2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

(2)

The company recognized a tax expense of $0 and $14,173 to record a valuation allowance on U.S. deferred tax assets in the three
and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

 

BANDWIDTH INC.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Net (loss) income

$

(1,014)

$

(2,352)

$

4,450

$

(24,051)

Income tax (benefit) provision (1) (2)

(2,810)

10

(16,971)

13,783

Interest (income) expense, net

(778)

4,200

(1,698)

8,923

Depreciation

2,177

3,157

6,238

9,537

Amortization

130

130

390

390

Acquisition-related expenses

1,745

1,745

Stock-based compensation

1,654

2,382

4,960

7,306

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

3

3

354

263

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(638)

$

9,275

$

(2,277)

$

17,896

________________________

(1)

Includes excess tax benefits (reversals) associated with the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock units of $1,749
and $13,488 in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, and $0 in the three and nine months ended
September 30, 2020, respectively.

(2)

Includes $0 and $14,173 of tax expense to record a valuation allowance on U.S. deferred tax assets in the three and nine months
ended September 30, 2020.

 

Free Cash Flow

Three months ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2019

2020

2019

2020

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

1,932

$

11,647

$

(3,480)

$

11,331

Net cash used in investing in capital assets (1)

(6,318)

(2,334)

(15,837)

(11,382)

Free cash flow

$

(4,386)

$

9,313

$

(19,317)

$

(51)

________________________

(1)

Represents the acquisition cost of property, equipment and capitalized development costs for software for internal use.

 

 

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SOURCE Bandwidth Inc.

Sarah Walas, Bandwidth, 919-504-6585, [email protected]; Marc P. Griffin, ICR, Inc., for Bandwidth, 919-283-5993, [email protected]

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