MELVILLE, N.Y., May 3, 2012—FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of disk-based data protection solutions, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Total revenues for the first quarter of 2012 increased by over 2% to $19.4 million, compared with $19.0 million in the same period a year ago. GAAP loss from operations for the first quarter of 2012 was $2.1 million, compared with loss from operations of $5.7 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $2.4 million, or $0.05 per share compared with a net loss of $6.0 million, or $0.13 per share for the same period a year ago. Included in the operating results for the first quarter of 2012 was a net reduction of the costs associated with the ongoing government investigations of $1.3 million. The $1.3 million was comprised of a $1.7 million reduction in the accrual for certain costs associated with the possible resolution of the investigations from $7.5 million to $5.8 million, less $0.4 million in legal fees associated with the investigations in the quarter. During the same period in 2011, the Company had $2.6 million of costs associated with the ongoing government investigations, comprised of $1.1 million of legal fees and an accrual of $1.5 million for certain costs associated with the possible resolution of the government investigations.
Non-GAAP loss from operations was $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared with Non-GAAP loss from operations of $1.7 million for the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss was $2.3 million, or $0.05 per share, in the first quarter of 2012, compared with Non-GAAP net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.04 per share, in the first quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of costs associated with the ongoing government investigations and stock-based compensation net of the related income taxes, when applicable.
The Company closed the quarter with $37.6 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, down $0.2 million from December 2011. Cash flow from operations for the first quarter of 2012 was $0.4 million. Deferred revenue at March 31, 2012 was $27.9 million, an increase of 9% compared with the same period a year ago.
“I am pleased that our business continues to grow and that it outperformed our Q1 results from last year, despite the reduction in our legacy OEM business,” said Jim McNiel, president and CEO of FalconStor Software. “We continue to see growth and momentum in our global channel, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. We recently launched our award-winning PartnerChoice program in Asia, which further strengthens our commitment to both the Asia-Pacific region and our global channel business. We look forward to carrying this momentum forward for the rest of 2012.”
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. To participate in the conference call, please dial:
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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 ongoing government investigations, and (ii) noncash stock-based compensation charges and any potential tax effects, when applicable. 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.
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. The company’s mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery (DR) into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and DR automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).
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.
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