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FalconStor Software Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 29, 2014 FalconStor Software , Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in data protection and migration, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

“The 2014 calendar year has been an inflection point for FalconStor,” said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President and CEO. “Throughout the year, we have stabilized our employees, partners and customers with updates of our products, discussions of new products on the horizon, and the launching of a new FalconStor image and message: #BEFREE. As we have indicated during the last twelve months, the path to profitability and growth will not be a straight line. I am pleased with our performance in EMEA, Asia and Japan, but not pleased with our Americas sales performance, where we had a significant decline quarter over quarter and year over year. We are putting in place new go-to-market strategies for the new products we intend to announce in Q1 2015. We believe that improvements to our Americas sales performance will result from that improved go-to-market plan, and will complement the transitions we have made in EMEA, Asia and Japan. We remain optimistic for the long-term prospects for FalconStor.”

Financial and Business Highlights and Overview:

  • REVENUES:
    • Q3 2014 total revenues were $11.2 million compared with $11.3 million in Q2 2014 and $14.7 million in Q3 2013.
  • BOOKINGS:
    • Q3 2014 bookings totaled $8.9 million compared with $13.3 million in Q2 2014 and $14.1 million in Q3 2013.
  • DEFERRED REVENUE:
    • Deferred revenue as of September 30, 2014 totaled $34.0 million, an increase of 34% compared with September 30, 2013, and an increase of 3% compared with June 30, 2014.
  • CASH:
    • Cash used in operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was less than $0.1 million compared with cash used in operations of $7.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013;
    • Closed the quarter with $26.6 million of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared with $28.8 million at June 30, 2014;
    • During the third quarter of 2014;
      • The Company received $1.5 million upon completion of a portion of the third milestone of our joint development agreement, which has been recorded in deferred revenue;
      • The Company made $0.3 million in payments associated with the company-wide “rebalancing” which commenced during the third quarter of 2013; and
      • The Company made $0.2 million in payments related to the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends accrued for at June 30, 2014.
  • Non-GAAP EXPENSES and MARGINS:
    • Non-GAAP expenses totaled $13.1 million in Q3 2014, compared with non-GAAP expenses of $14.1 million in Q2 2014 and non-GAAP expenses of $16.3 million in Q3 2013;
    • Non-GAAP gross margins were 77% in Q3 2014, compared with non-GAAP gross margins of 76% in Q2 2014 and non-GAAP gross margins of 74% in Q3 2013.
  • OTHER ITEMS
    • As of October 16, 2014, the Company delivered the final milestone deliverables under its joint development agreement with Violin Memory, which deliverables are pending acceptance.
    • On October 29, 2014, Michael P. Kelly was elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

Financials

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were $11.2 million compared with $14.7 million in the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the third quarter of 2014 was $2.6 million, compared with an operating loss of $4.2 million for the third quarter of 2013. Included in the operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were; (i) a benefit of less than $0.1 million and an expense of $0.1 million, respectively, of investigation, litigation and settlement related costs; (ii) $0.4 million and $0.2 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense; and (iii) $0.3 million and $2.3 million, respectively, of restructuring costs. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $3.2 million compared with a net loss of $2.2 million for the same period a year ago. Included in our net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was an income tax provision of $0.2 million, compared with an income tax benefit of $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the quarter, which includes the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock and the accrual of preferred stock dividends, was $3.5 million, or $0.08 per share, compared with a loss of $2.3 million, or $0.05 per share, for the same period a year ago.

Non-GAAP loss from operations was $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $1.6 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss was $2.6 million, or $0.06 per share, in the third quarter of 2014, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share, in the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of stock-based compensation, costs associated with the Company’s investigations, litigation and settlement related costs, restructuring costs, certain tax items and the effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock.

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $34.5 million compared with $44.0 million in the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $3.8 million, compared with an operating loss of $12.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. Included in the operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were; (i) a benefit of $5.2 million and an expense of $0.3 million, respectively, of investigation, litigation and settlement related costs; (ii) $1.2 million and $1.3 million, respectively, of share-based compensation expense; and (iii) $1.0 million and $2.3 million, respectively, of restructuring costs. GAAP net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $4.7 million compared with $11.8 million for the same period a year ago. Included in our net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was an income tax provision of $0.5 million, compared with an income tax benefit of $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, was $5.6 million, or $0.12 per share, compared with $11.9 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same period a year ago.

Non-GAAP loss from operations narrowed to $6.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $8.7 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss improved to $7.6 million, or $0.16 per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.21 per share, for the same period a year ago.

The Company closed the quarter with $26.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. Cash flow used in operations for the three months ended September 30, 2014 was $1.5 million compared with cash used in operations of $0.7 million during the same period in 2013. Deferred revenue at September 30, 2014 was $34.0 million, compared with $29.8 million at December 31, 2013.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. To participate in the conference call, please dial:

Toll Free: 1-888-713-3596
International: +1-913-312-1517

To view the presentation, please copy and paste the following link into your browser and register for this meeting. Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message confirming your registration.

https://falconstor.webex.com/falconstor/j.php?ED=220211892&RG=1&UID

Meeting: FalconStor Q3 2014 Earnings
Meeting password: q3numbers14
Meeting Number: 763613612

If you are unable to register via the Internet, please contact Melissa Keir, Investor Relations at 631-773-4334 or melissa.keir@falconstor.com .

A conference call replay will be available beginning October 29 at 7:30 p.m. EDT through 7:30 p.m. EST on November 5. To listen to the replay of the call, dial toll free: 1-888-203-1112 or International: +1-719-457-0820, passcode: 9335361.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company’s management refers to these non-GAAP financial measures in making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operating performance. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management’s internal comparisons to the Company’s historical operating results and comparisons to competitors’ operating results. We include these non-GAAP financial measures (which should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, their comparable GAAP measures) in this press release because we believe they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency into the supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude (i) costs associated with the Company’s class action and derivative lawsuits, government investigations, and related legal fees, (ii) restructuring costs, (iii) effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, (iv) impact of the tax benefits realized from the reversal of uncertain tax positions due to the expiration of applicable statutes of limitations and (v) noncash stock-based compensation charges and any potential tax effects. For a reconciliation of our GAAP and non-GAAP financial results, please refer to our Non-GAAP Operating Data GAAP Reconciliation, presented in this release.

About FalconStor Software
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is transforming how enterprises move, store, protect and optimize data.  Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup and deduplication.  FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as leading system integrators and resellers worldwide.  FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: delays in product development; market acceptance of FalconStor’s products and services; technological change in the data protection industry; competition in the data protection market; results and costs associated with governmental investigations; intellectual property issues; and other risk factors discussed in FalconStor’s reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

FalconStor and FalconStor Software are registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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