Pareteum Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Pareteum Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Q1 Revenue of $23 Million Drives Growth of 460% Year-over-Year
Q1 Adjusted EBITDA of $5.2 Million
Net Dollar-Based Expansion Rate of 144% Year-over-Year
Increases Full Year 2019 Guidance – Projecting 255-285% Year-over-Year Revenue Growth
New York, NY – May 7, 2019 – Pareteum Corporation (Nasdaq: TEUM), a rapidly growing global cloud software communications platform company with a mission to connect every person and every(thing)™, today announced operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
“We are very pleased with our strong first quarter results, delivering 460% revenue growth in Q1 2019 compared to Q1 2018. Pareteum’s core business, pre-acquisitions, has grown 33% over the prior quarter,” commented Hal Turner, Pareteum’s Founder, Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer. “We are proud of the significant business transformation we have achieved over the past few years. Pareteum is a fast-growing and profitable SaaS and communications service provider. Our software and platform solutions are unique in the market, our global TEUM is executing, we are well positioned to capture the large market opportunity, and we are committed to our mission to connect every person and every(thing)™.”
FIRST QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS:
(Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are made to the first quarter of 2018)
- Total revenues increased 460% to $23 million
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 1,723% to $5.2 million
- Non-GAAP EPS of $0.02 cents
- Artilium and iPass financials are consolidated and accretive in Pareteum’s first quarter results
- Net Dollar-based expansion rate represented 144% growth
- Increase in total assets from $27.2 million at March 31, 2018 to $236.9 million at March 31, 2019
- Cash balance of $10.7 million
- KEY FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 OPERATIONAL METRICS:
- 36-Month Contractual Revenue Backlog increased to $938 million for the first quarter of 2019, up from $200 million in the first quarter of 2018 with a conversion rate to revenue of 101%
- Connections increased 441% to 12,012,000 for the first quarter of 2019, and grew 161% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019
- First quarter average annualized revenue per employee of $390,000, an increase of 55% year over year
RECENT BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS:
- In February 2019, Pareteum completed the acquisition of iPass, delivering key strategic benefits including an intelligent Wi-Fi connectivity platform; deep relationships with marquee enterprise customers; strong process, procedures and system enhancements; and strong talent particularly on the technology development side
- The Company announced a new sales transaction with Citrix Systems to migrate employees to a cloud-based deployment of Pareteum’s iPass SmartConnectTM solution, which has been fully integrated with Citrix’s existing single sign-on solution to provide users with an enhanced security experience. A phased rollout is currently underway
- The Company closed a $50 million credit facility with Post Road Group in February 2019. An initial draw of $25 million will be used to repay the debt and transaction costs associated with the iPass transaction and to facilitate accelerated organic growth and potential M&A transactions
2019 FULL YEAR GUIDANCE:
We expect revenue to be between $115 million and $125 million for the full year of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Flow, net of restructuring and acquisition costs will be positive for the year.
We are expecting 2019 revenue growth in the range of 255% to 285% year-over-year, outpacing the market growth rate fivefold to be updated quarterly.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION:
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM EDT
Conference ID: 4614687
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Live webcast: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=134075
A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through May 6, 2020, and can be accessed at: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=134075
About Pareteum Corporation:
Millions of people and devices are connected around the world using Pareteum’s Global Cloud Communications Platform, enhancing their mobile experience. Pareteum unleashes the power of applications and mobile services, bringing secure, ubiquitous, scalable, and seamlessly available voice, video, SMS/text messaging, and data, media and content enablement to our customers, making worldwide communications services easily and economically accessible to everyone. By harnessing the value of our cloud communications platform, Pareteum serves enterprises, communications service providers, early stage innovators, developers, IoT, and telecommunications infrastructure providers Pareteum envisions a new mobile communications experience imagining what will be, and delivering now. Pareteum currently has offices in North America, South America, Spain, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Netherlands. For more information please visit: www.pareteum.com.
36-Month Contractual Revenue Backlog Definition:
36-Month Contractual Revenue Backlog (36MCRB), is a Non-GAAP financial measure. It is measured on a forward-looking 36-month snapshot view, monthly, and is generated by the Company’s Communications Services Providers, Enterprises, and IoT customers who use communication as a service platform products and services from the company’s portfolio. The Pareteum multi-year Software-as-a-Service agreements include service establishment and implementation fees, guaranteed minimum monthly recurring fees, as well as contractually scheduled subscribers (connections), in some cases including subscriber (connections) usage, during the term of the agreement, and, their resulting monthly recurring contractual revenue. There can be no assurances that we reach the total contract revenue backlog. Timing of revenue recognition may vary from actual results.
Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
Pareteum’s management believes that the non-GAAP measures of (1) “EBITDA” (2) “Adjusted EBITDA” (3) “Non-GAAP EPS (4) Cash from operating activities excluding expenditures from restructuring and acquisitions and (4) Contractual Revenue Backlog enhance an investor’s understanding of Pareteum’s financial and operating performance by presenting (i) a focus on core operating performance and (ii) comparable financial results over various periods. Pareteum ‘s management uses these financial measures for strategic decision making, forecasting future financial results and operating performance. The presentation of non-GAAP (“Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”) financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Definition:
“EBITDA” is a non-GAAP measure defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. “Adjusted EBITDA” is a non-GAAP measure defined by Pareteum as “EBITDA” excluding stock-based compensation, stock-based compensation taxes, restructuring costs, acquisition costs, nonrecurring expenditures and certain software and non-cash adjustments made during the 2016 restructuring that are not applicable in 2018 and 2019.
Non-GAAP Earnings and EPS Definition:
“Non-GAAP Earnings and EPS” is a non-GAAP measure defined as earnings per share excluding stock-based compensation, restructuring and acquisition costs, amortization of intangible assets and other nonrecurring expenditures in 2018 and 2019.
Net Dollar-Based Expansion Rate Definition
“Net Dollar-Based Expansion Rate” is measured for a particular quarter period by first identifying the cohort of customers, or Base Customers, that were live and in service on the first day of the given quarter. We then calculate our net dollar expansion rate by dividing the revenue we recognized for this cohort of customers in the reporting period to the revenue we recognized for the same group of customers in the same quarter in the prior year, expressed as a percentage of the revenue we recognized for the cohort in the prior year comparative period. A customer will not be considered a Base Customer unless such customer has been live and in service in both comparable periods.
Cash from operating activities excluding expenditures from restructuring and acquisitions:
Cash from operating activities excluding expenditures from restructuring and acquisitions is a Non-GAAP measure defined as cash flows from operating activities as adjusted for adjustments to deferred revenues, net billings in excess of revenues, restructuring costs primarily from prior periods and acquisition costs.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to Pareteum’s plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Pareteum’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of Pareteum may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by law, Pareteum also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Additional information concerning certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in Pareteum’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from Pareteum Corporation.
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