EGHT
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8X8
$.30
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter September 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:05:03 PM
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Summary

8x8 Lowers Guidance

8X8 (EGHT) reported a 2nd Quarter September 2017 loss of $0.04 per share on revenue of $72.5 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.02 per share on revenue of $71.6 million. Revenue grew 14.7% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fiscal 2018 revenue of $292.0 million to $294.0 million. The company's previous guidance was revenue of $296.0 million to $300.0 million and the current consensus estimate is revenue of $296.1 million for the year ending March 31, 2018.

8x8 Inc develops and markets a comprehensive portfolio of unified communications and collaboration services. The Company is a provider of UCC services in the cloud for SMBs and mid-market and distributed enterprises.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.04)
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
($0.02)
Reported Revenue
$72.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$71.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

8x8, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

GAAP Net Loss of $546K; Non-GAAP Pre-Tax Income of $4.2 Million

8x8, Inc. (EGHT), the leading provider of truly unified communications, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 ended September 30, 2017.

"8x8’s financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 demonstrate the continued strength of our core business and the impact of our competitive differentiation in the enterprise segment, illustrated by the 13 large enterprise deals, including one with a total contract value of approximately $7 million, closed during the quarter. Our technology ownership, integrated services platform, unparalleled quality of service and global service delivery capabilities are the primary reasons 8x8 continues to be a leading choice by a growing number of enterprise customers," said 8x8 CEO Vik Verma. "With our compelling suite of services and world class sales and marketing leadership teams now in place, 8x8 is well poised to accelerate our market position and revenue growth in fiscal 2019 and beyond."

Second Quarter Financial Results:

Service revenue increased 18% year-over-year (YoY) to $68.1 million. -- Adjusting for the exclusion of the discontinued, non-core DXI business segment, service revenue increased 19%.

Service revenue from mid-market and enterprise customers increased 28% YoY and represented 58% of the Company’s total service revenue. -- On an adjusted basis as above, service revenue from mid-market and enterprise customers increased 28%.

Total revenue increased 15% YoY to $72.5 million. -- On an adjusted basis as above, total revenue increased 16%.

GAAP gross margin was 75%, compared with 74% in the same period last year. -- GAAP service margin was 81%, compared with 81% in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP gross margin was 77%, compared with 75% in the same period last year. -- Non-GAAP service margin was 83%, compared with 83% in the same period last year.

GAAP net loss was $546K, ($0.01) per diluted share. -- Non-GAAP net income was $2.7 million, 4% of revenue, or $0.03 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP pre-tax income was $4.2 million, 6% of revenue, or $0.04 per diluted share.

-- Cash generated from operating activities was $5.0 million.

Repurchased approximately 1.1 million shares of common stock at an average price of $13.23 per share, for a total of $14.1 million, under the Company’s approved stock buyback program.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $167 million at September 30, 2017, compared with $170 million at September 30, 2016.

Additional Business Metrics and Highlights:

Grew second quarter fiscal 2018 average monthly service revenue (ARPU) per mid-market and enterprise customer to $4,697, compared with $4,351 in the same period last year; grew overall ARPU to $442, compared with $409 in the same period last year.

Achieved gross monthly business service revenue churn on an organic basis of 0.4%, compared with 0.6% in the same period a year ago.

Named a Leader for the sixth consecutive year in the Gartner 2017 Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Magic Quadrant.

Named a Challenger for the second year in the Gartner 2017 Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) Magic Quadrant.

Announced several key strategic senior leadership appointments to both marketing and sales organizations to align with newly established Small Business & eCommerce and Mid-market/Enterprise business units.

Launched new 8x8 Virtual Office Editions suite of services including Virtual Office X8, the industry’s most unified offering that weaves together communications, collaboration and contact center capabilities in a single, cost-effective, truly unified solution.

Awarded seven new communications patents for a total of 144 patents awarded to date.

Financial Outlook

Mr. Verma added, "Given our recent realignment of the business and new additions to the sales and marketing executive leadership team, we feel it is prudent to reset the bar on our revenue expectations for fiscal 2018 while maintaining our commitment to achieving 25% service revenue growth exiting fiscal 2019."

For the full fiscal 2018 year, 8x8 has revised its revenue outlook and maintains its previous non-GAAP pre-tax income guidance:

Revenue:

Total revenue in the $292 million to $294 million range, representing an approximately 15% to 16% year-over-year increase.

Service revenue in the $275 million to $277 million range, representing an approximately 17% year-over-year increase.

Adjusting for the discontinued revenue from the non-core, voice message broadcasting segment of our DXI operations, service revenue growth in the range of 17% to 18% and total revenue growth in the range of 16% to 17%.

Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income:

-- Non-GAAP pre-tax income of approximately $9 million, or 3% of revenue.

The Company’s estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 36%.

The Company’s cash taxes are expected to be less than $1 million for the full year.

The Company does not reconcile its forward-looking non-GAAP net income to the corresponding GAAP measures of GAAP net income (loss) due to the significant variability of, and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections with regards to, the various expenses we exclude. For example, although future hiring and retention needs may be reasonably predictable, stock-based compensation expense depends on variables that are largely not within the control of nor predictable by management, such as the market price of 8x8 common stock, and may also be significantly impacted by events like acquisitions, the timing and nature of which are difficult to predict with accuracy. Similarly, acquisition and other expenses are difficult to predict as they depend on future events. The actual amounts of these excluded items could have a significant impact on the Company’s GAAP net income (loss). Accordingly, management believes that reconciliations of this forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort.

8x8 also announced that on October 24, 2017, it awarded restricted stock units (RSUs) to acquire an aggregate of 306,415 shares of the Company’s common stock to 42 new employees under the 8x8, Inc. 2017 New Employee Inducement Incentive Plan, adopted by the Board of Directors on the same date. In addition, two newly hired senior vice presidents received performance share units (PSUs) representing the right to receive, at target, up to an aggregate of 82,307 shares of common stock (based on the performance of 8x8’s common stock relative to the Russell 2000 during specified measurement periods). These equity awards were approved unanimously by the independent directors of the Board of Directors, and each award was granted as an inducement material to the recipient’s entering into employment with 8x8, in accordance with Nasdaq Market Place Rule 5635(c)(4). Each of the awards is subject to vesting pursuant to the terms of the plan and the recipient’s award agreement, including a requirement that the recipient be employed through each vesting date. Other terms of the RSU and PSU awards are substantially the same as those applicable to RSUs and PSUs previously granted by the Company in the current fiscal year.

Conference Call Information:

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results and other matters related to the Company’s business today, October 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm ET. The call is accessible via the following numbers and webcast links:

Dial In:
(877) 843-0417, domestic (408) 427-3791, international
Replay:
(855) 859-2056, domestic (Conference ID # 93371947)
(404) 537-3406, International (Conference ID # 93371947)
Webcast:

Participants should plan to dial in or log on ten minutes prior to the start time. A telephonic replay of the call will be available three hours after the conclusion of the call until November 2, 2017. The webcast will be archived on 8x8’s website for a period of one year. For additional information, visit http://investors.8x8.com.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (EGHT), the leading provider of truly unified cloud communications, powers over a million business users worldwide. 8x8’s suite of products seamlessly weaves together unified cloud communications, messaging, meeting and contact center solutions so today’s modern organization can communicate at the speed of employee and customer expectations. 8x8 uniquely combines one unified management platform, one seamless communications experience for employees and customers, and one real-time data analytics platform for constant learning and improvement. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company has provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing the Company’s financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company’s ongoing operational performance. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating 8x8’s ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing financial results with other companies in the industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP financial measures 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 financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. This reconciliation has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

In addition, this release may provide certain financial measures that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of the discontinuation of a non-core, legacy DXI business (based on a voice message broadcasting service), as first reported in the third quarter of the Company’s 2017 fiscal year. To adjust for the discontinued business, revenue figures for each period being compared exclude all revenue attributable to the discontinued business. None of the financial measures presented in this release reflect adjustments for comparison on a constant currency basis. Management concluded that the impact of currency fluctuations between current and comparative prior periods was not material for any of the financial results presented in this release.

Management has used these adjusted financial measures internally in evaluating the financial performance of the Company’s business and believes they provide investors an additional, useful assessment of the Company’s growth for these periods.

Non-GAAP Pre-Tax Income, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share

The Company has defined non-GAAP net income as net income for GAAP plus amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation, other income and expenses, and the provision for or benefit from income taxes. Amortization of acquired intangible assets is excluded because it is a non-cash expense that management does not consider part of ongoing operations when assessing the Company’s financial performance. Stock-based compensation expense has been excluded because it is a non-cash expense and relies on valuations based on future events, such as the market price of 8x8 common stock, that are difficult to predict and are affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. Certain other income and expense items, such as acquisition-related expenses, have been excluded because management considers them to be isolated transactions and believes they are not reflective of the Company’s ongoing operations, reduce comparability of periodic operating results when included, are difficult to predict, and are often one-time. GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes has been excluded as it is also a non-cash expense that management does not consider part of its analysis of the performance of ongoing operations. Non-GAAP net income before tax is then reduced by a projected annual non-GAAP effective tax rate in order to provide better consistency across the interim financial reporting periods. The Company’s non-GAAP effective tax rate for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2018 was 36%. The projected annual effective tax rate may fluctuate over the interim periods for a variety of reasons, including significant changes in the geographic earnings mix, changes in the estimates of tax credits and deductions or changes in tax law in major jurisdictions where the Company operates. Management will evaluate and assess the appropriateness of this rate periodically, considering the impacts of significant events and changes in the operations of the Company.

The Company defines non-GAAP net income per share as non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted-average diluted shares outstanding which includes the effect of potentially dilutive stock options and awards. The Company defines non-GAAP net income percentage of revenue as non-GAAP net income divided by non-GAAP revenue. Management believes that such exclusions facilitate comparisons to the Company’s historical operating results and to the results of other companies in the same industry, and provides investors with information that management uses in evaluating the Company’s performance on a quarterly and annual basis.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include, without limitation, information about future events based on current expectations, potential product development efforts, near and long-term objectives, potential new business, strategies, organization changes, changing markets, future business performance and outlook. Such statements are predictions only, and actual events or results could differ materially from those made in any forward-looking statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those projected in any such forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:

-- market acceptance of new or existing services and features;

success of the Company’s efforts to target mid-market and larger distributed enterprises;

changes in the competitive dynamics of the markets in which the Company competes;

the timing and extent of improvements in operating results from senior management changes and increased spending for marketing, sales and R&D

-- customer cancellations and rate of churn;

-- the Company’s ability to scale its business;

-- the Company’s ability to execute its global strategy;

the Company’s reliance on infrastructure of third-party network services providers;

-- risk of failure in the Company’s physical infrastructure;

-- risk of failure of the software used to provide the Company’s services;

the Company’s ability to maintain the compatibility of its software with third-party applications and mobile platforms;

continued compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements;

risks relating to the Company’s strategies and objectives for future operations, including the execution of integration plans and realization of the expected benefits of its acquisitions;

the amount and timing of costs associated with recruiting, training and integrating new employees;

introduction and adoption of the Company’s cloud communications and collaboration services in markets outside of the United States;

risks regarding compliance with regulations in the United States and foreign jurisdictions in which the Company’s services are provided; and

general economic conditions that could adversely affect the Company’s business and operating results.

For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company’s reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as well as other reports that 8x8, Inc. files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and 8x8, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

8x8, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts;
unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Service revenue
$
68,123
$ 57,717
$ 133,214
$
113,013
Product revenue
4,360
5,466
8,367
10,211
Total revenue
72,483
63,183
141,581
123,224
Operating expenses:
Cost of service revenue
12,757
10,837
24,419
21,072
Cost of product revenue
5,098
5,782
9,982
11,287
Research and development
8,311
6,505
16,254
13,215
Sales and marketing
41,163
33,691
82,273
65,382
General and administrative
9,616
6,747
18,572
13,548
Total operating expenses
76,945
63,562
151,500
124,504
Loss from operations
(4,462)
(379)
(9,919)
(1,280)
Other income, net
463
391
2,515
801
Income (loss) from operations before provision (benefit) for income
(3,999)
12
(7,404)
(479)
taxes
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(3,453)
(15)
(4,689)
22
Net income (loss)
$
(546)
$
27
$ (2,715)
$
(501)
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic
$
(0.01)
$
0.00
$
(0.03)
$
(0.01)
Diluted
$
(0.01)
$
0.00
$
(0.03)
$
(0.01)
Weighted average number of shares:
Basic
91,689
89,987
91,667
89,171
Diluted
91,689
93,447
91,667
89,171
8x8, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In
thousands, unaudited)
September 30,
March 31,
2017
2017
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents
$
34,570
$
41,030
Short-term investments
132,480
133,959
Accounts receivable, net
15,179
14,264
Other current assets
11,986
8,101
Total current assets
194,215
197,354
Property and equipment, net
29,600
24,061
Intangible assets, net
14,957
17,038
Goodwill
47,519
46,136
Non-current deferred tax asset
71,135
48,859
Other assets
417
407
Total assets
$
357,843
$
333,855
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$
20,123
$
18,631
Accrued compensation
15,783
11,508
Accrued taxes
5,286
5,354
Deferred revenue
2,521
2,144
Other accrued liabilities
5,626
5,707
49,339
43,344
Total current liabilities
Other liabilities
1,564
1,910
Total liabilities
50,903
45,254
Total stockholders’ equity
306,940
288,601
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
357,843
$
333,855
8x8, Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH
FLOWS
(In thousands, unaudited)
Six Months Ended
September 30,
2017
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss
$
(2,715 )
$
(501 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation
3,962
2,979
Amortization of intangible assets
2,815
1,868
Amortization of capitalized software
581
296
Stock-based compensation expense
13,008
9,559
Deferred income tax benefit
(4,862 )
(153 )
Gain on escrow settlement
(1,393 )
-
Other
761
499
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net
(1,183 )
(1,859 )
Other current and noncurrent assets
(3,485 )
(2,297 )
Accounts payable and accruals
3,399
2,666
Deferred revenue
286
367
Net cash provided by operating activities
11,174
13,424
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment
(4,021 )
(5,230 )
Gain on escrow settlement
1,393
-
Cost of capitalized software
(5,203 )
(2,443 )
Proceeds from maturity of investments
(57,561 )
29,225
Sales of investments - available for sale
13,254
26,863
Purchase of investments - available for sale
45,850
(64,517 )
Net cash used in investing activities
(6,288 )
(16,102 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Capital lease payments
(616 )
(333 )
Payment of contingent consideration
(150 )
(200 )
Repurchase and tax-related withholding of common stock
(13,842 )
(842 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock plans
2,788
2,600
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(11,820 )
1,225
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
474
(29 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(6,460 )
(1,482 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
41,030
33,576
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
34,570
$
32,094
8x8, Inc.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP
FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share
amounts; unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Six Months Ended
September 30, 2017
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2017
September 30, 2016
GAAP cost of service revenue
$
12,757
$
10,837
$
24,419
$
21,072
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
(710 )
(561 )
(1,507 )
(1,154 )
Stock-based compensation expense
(473 )
(440 )
(864 )
(800 )
Non-GAAP cost of service revenue
$
11,574
$
9,836
$
22,048
$
19,118
Non-GAAP service margin (as a percentage of service revenue)
$
56,549
83.0 %
$
47,881
83.0 %
$
111,166
83.4 %
$
93,895
83.1 %
GAAP and Non-GAAP cost of product revenue
$
5,098
$
5,782
$
9,982
$
11,287
Non-GAAP product margin (as a percentage of product revenue)
$
(738 )
-16.9 %
$
(316 )
-5.8 %
$
(1,615 )
-19.3 %
$
(1,076 )
-10.5 %
Non-GAAP gross margin (as a percentage of revenue)
$
55,811
77.0 %
$
47,565
75.3 %
$
109,551
77.4 %
$
92,819
75.3 %
GAAP research and development
$
8,311
$
6,505
$
16,254
$
13,215
Stock-based compensation expense
(1,314 )
(863 )
(2,651 )
(1,750 )
Non-GAAP research and development (as a percentage of revenue)
$
6,997
9.7 %
$
5,642
8.9 %
$
13,603
9.6 %
$
11,465
9.3 %
GAAP sales and marketing
$
41,163
$
33,691
$
82,273
$
65,382
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
(583 )
(347 )
(1,308 )
(714 )
Stock-based compensation expense
(2,568 )
(1,751 )
(5,215 )
(3,666 )
Non-GAAP sales and marketing (as a percentage of revenue)
$
38,012
52.4 %
$
31,593
50.0 %
$
75,750
53.5 %
$
61,002
49.5 %
GAAP general and administrative
$
9,616
$
6,747
$
18,572
$
13,548
Stock-based compensation expense
(2,302 )
(1,454 )
(4,278 )
(3,343 )
Non-recurring items
(250 )
-
(510 )
-
Non-GAAP general and administrative (as a percentage of revenue)
$
7,064
9.7 %
$
5,293
8.4 %
$
13,784
9.7 %
$
10,205
8.3 %
GAAP net income (loss)
$
(546 )
$
27
$
(2,715 )
$
(501 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
1,293
908
2,815
1,868
Stock-based compensation expense
6,657
4,508
13,008
9,559
Non-recurring items in operating expenses
250
-
510
-
Non-recurring items in other income (expenses), net
-
-
(1,393 )
-
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (1)
(3,453 )
(15 )
(4,689 )
22
Non-GAAP net income before taxes (as a percentage of revenue)
$
4,201
5.8 %
$
5,428
8.6 %
$
7,536
5.3 %
$
10,948
8.9 %
Non-GAAP tax expense (2)
(1,512 )
(2,063 )
(2,713 )
(4,160 )
Non-GAAP net income after taxes (as a percentage of revenue)
$
2,689
3.7 %
$
3,365
5.3 %
$
4,823
3.4 %
$
6,788
5.5 %
(1) The three and six months ended September 30, 2016 amounts have
been adjusted to conform with September 30, 2017 presentation.
(2) Calculated at 36% and 38% for September 30, 2017 and 2016,
respectively.
Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP weighted average shares
used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share:
Denominator for basic calculation
91,689
89,987
91,667
89,171
Effect of dilutive securities:
Employee stock options
1,534
1,717
1,588
1,705
Employee restricted purchase rights
1,675
1,743
1,673
1,652
Denominator for diluted calculation
94,898
93,447
94,928
92,528
GAAP net loss per share - Diluted
$
(0.01 )
$
0.00
$
(0.03 )
$
(0.01 )
Non-GAAP net income before taxes per share - Diluted
$
0.04
$
0.06
$
0.08
$
0.12
Non-GAAP net income after taxes per share - Diluted
$
0.03
$
0.04
$
0.05
$
0.07
8x8, Inc.
Selected Operating Statistics
Three Months Ended
Sept. 30,
Dec. 31,
Mar. 31,
June 30,
Sept. 30,
2016
2016
2017
2017
2017
Business customer average monthly service revenue per customer (1)
$ 409
$ 414
$ 426
$ 432
$
442
Monthly business service revenue churn (2)(3)
0.6 %
1.0 %
0.7 %
0.6 %
0.4 %
Overall service margin
81 %
83 %
83 %
82 %
81 %
Overall product margin
-6 %
-20 %
-9 %
-22 %
-17 %
Overall gross margin
74 %
77 %
77 %
76 %
75 %
(1) Business customer average monthly service revenue per customer
is service revenue from business customers in the period divided by
the number of months in the period divided by the simple average
number of business customers during the period.
(2) Business customer service revenue churn is calculated by
dividing the service revenue lost from business customers (after the
expiration of 30-day trial) during the period by the simple average
of business customer service revenue during the same period and
dividing the result by the number of months in the period.
(3) Excludes DXI business customer service revenue churn for all
periods presented.

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Investor Contact:
8x8, Inc.
Victoria Hyde-Dunn, 669-333-5200
victoria.hyde-dunn@8x8.com