MELVILLE, N.Y., February 7, 2008—FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2007.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 increased 23% to $24.8 million, compared with $20.2 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP income from operations for the quarter increased 114% to $5.4 million, compared with $2.5 million in Q4 2006. GAAP net income for the quarter was $5.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with $2.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share in Q4 2006. Stock-based compensation expense was $1.7 million in Q4 2007 and $2.3 million in Q4 2006.
Pro forma income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, increased to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared with pro forma income from operations of $4.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Pro forma operating margins increased to 29% in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared with pro forma operating margins of 24% in the same period a year ago. Pro forma net income increased to $7.4 million, or $.14 per diluted share, in Q4 2007 compared with $5.1 million, or $.10 per diluted share, in Q4 2006.
For the year ended December 31, 2007, revenues increased 41% to $77.4 million, compared with $55.1 million for the same period a year ago. GAAP income from operations for 2007 increased to $6.1 million, compared with a loss from operations of $4.7 million in 2006. GAAP net income for the year was $12.7 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $3.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Stock-based compensation expense was $7.9 million in 2007 and $9.4 million in 2006.
Pro forma income from operations for the full year 2007 increased 200% to $14.0 million, compared with pro forma income from operations of $4.7 million in 2006. Pro forma operating margins increased to 18% in 2007, compared with pro forma operating margins of 9% in the same period a year ago. Pro forma net income increased to $16.2 million, or $.30 per diluted share, in 2007 compared with $6.0 million, or $.12 per diluted share, in 2006. Pro forma results for the full year exclude stock-based compensation for 2006 and 2007 and a $4.5 million income tax benefit recorded in Q3 2007.
The Company closed the year with $62.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, as compared with $41.0 million as of the end of 2006. Deferred revenue at December 31, 2007 was $19.0 million.
The Company also announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the size of its Stock Repurchase Program, which increases the number of shares that may be repurchased from 2 million to 5 million shares. The Company has previously repurchased 1.2 million shares leaving an additional 3.8 million shares available to be repurchased. The repurchases may be made from time to time in open market transactions in such amounts as determined at the discretion of the Company´s management. The terms of the stock repurchases will be determined by management based on market conditions.
For the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company currently anticipates:
The pro forma effective tax rate is expected to be approximately 35% - 38%, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation charges. Weighted average diluted shares are expected to be approximately 54 to 55 million shares.
“Our 2007 results demonstrate a solid foundation for scalable top and bottom line growth with continuing optimization of operating efficiency," said ReiJane Huai, Chairman and CEO of FalconStor. “We are looking forward to delivering another year of quality growth by leveraging FalconStor's award-winning technology, strong end user references, strategic OEM partnerships, market recognition, financial strength and, most importantly, the 400+ motivated and committed employees at FalconStor.”
The company will host a conference call on Thursday, February 7th at 4:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the results. 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. For a reconciliation of our GAAP and non-GAAP financial results, please refer to our ProForma Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, presented in this release.
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), #5 in Forbes 2008 list of America´s Fastest-Growing Technology Companies, is the market leader in disk-based data protection. We deliver proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity. Our TOTALLY Open™ technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor® virtualization platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with Single Instance Repository (SIR) for de-duplication, Continuous Data Protector™ (CDP), Storage Virtualization, and Replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection. Our products are available from major OEMs and solution providers including IBM, EMC, SUN, Acer, Brocade, H3C, MPC, and Pillar Data Systems and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.
FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, New York, with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). 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 storage and networking industries; competition in the network storage software market; the potential failure of FalconStor´s OEM partners to introduce or to market products incorporating FalconStor´s products; 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.