ShoreTel Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 - Cloud Division Growth Drives 29 Percent Year Over Year Revenue Improvement
“Our ShoreTel Sky business continues to be very strong with December marking our best month of cloud bookings in our history”, said Peter Blackmore, president and CEO of ShoreTel. “We were also pleased to sign a record number of new cloud customers, which together with a strong backlog and low churn, drove 9 percent sequential cloud revenue growth in the quarter and has driven our recurring revenue base up to 35 percent of our total revenue.”
Blackmore added, “In early January, we took meaningful action to reorganize our global sales organization to drive improved sales productivity. I am confident these changes will yield improved results over the long term and put ShoreTel on a solid path to profitability.”
Today we announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended December 31, 2012.
Revenue of $74.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 was up 29 percent from the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. The non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter was $(2.6) million, or $(0.04) per share, which excludes stock-based compensation charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, other charges and related tax adjustments. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $1.4 million, or $0.03 per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013 Financial Highlights
GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 was 58.8 percent, compared with 65.4 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. The decline in gross margin percentage from last year, is the result of the addition of the ShoreTel cloud division including the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, which were not included in the prior year’s results.
Non-GAAP gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which excludes stock-based compensation charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, other charges and related tax adjustments, was 61.8 percent, compared with 66.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. GAAP net loss was $(10.4) million, or $(0.18) per share, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared with a GAAP net loss of $(2.5) million, or $(0.05) per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The GAAP net loss in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 includes a $1.9 million charge for a change in estimates for sales, telecom taxes and regulatory fees related to prior periods.
As of December 31, 2012, the company had $52.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, and generated $1.1 million in cash flow from operations in the quarter.
Line of Business Results
The cloud division continued to deliver strong revenue growth of 9 percent sequentially over the first fiscal quarter, with revenues of $17.1 million. Monthly recurring revenue grew by 25 percent from the second fiscal quarter of 2012, and the total number of installed customer seats increased 38 percent over the same period. Partnerships with previously premise-only channel partners continued to develop and there is a strong pipeline of new partners waiting to become certified cloud business partners.
The company’s premise-business revenues were $57.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, down 1 percent from the prior year. Revenue from the company’s international locations was up 8 percent over the year-ago quarter and represented 13 percent of its premise revenue in the quarter. The company’s typical second quarter seasonal growth was muted due to an increase in deals being delayed beyond the end of the quarter.
ShoreTel’s Cloud Division Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Award for Hosted IP Telephony and UC Services
In November, the company announced that Frost & Sullivan had given its 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Hosted IP Telephony and UC Services market to ShoreTel’s Cloud Division. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products.
ShoreTel Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service
The company was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America based on ShoreTel’s cloud division with its ShoreTel Sky family of products.
For complete results, check out the press release. Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s corporate website at www.shoretel.com and an archived recording will be available beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the call until the company’s announcement of its financial results for the next quarter. An audio telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time today until approximately 6:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Feb. 7, 2013, by dialing +1-877-344-7529 or +1-412-317-0088 for callers outside the U.S. and Canada and providing the conference identification number of 10023317.
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