BlackBerry, dati finanziari Q1 2018. Fatturato stabile e aumento di cassa

BlackBerry, dati finanziari Q1 2018. Fatturato stabile e aumento di cassa

BlackBerry ha rilasciato i dati finanziari relativi al Q1 2018. Si tratta del primo quarto dell’anno fiscale 2018 e che, nelle intenzioni del CEO John Chen, avrebbe guidato la crescita dei ricavi. I ricavi non-GAAP per il primo trimestre dell'anno fiscale 2018 sono stati di 244 milioni di dollari, con ricavi GAAP di 235 milioni di dollari. Circa l'80% del primo trimestre arriva da software e servizi ad esclusione delle licenze IP e dei servizi professionali. BlackBerry ha avuto oltre 3.000 gli ordini dei clienti aziendali nel trimestre.

Tra gli highlights in evidenza in questo Q1 2018 segnaliamo

  • fatturato totale non-GAAP di 244 milioni di dollari; GAAP fatturato totale di 235 milioni
  • fatturato non-GAAP di software e servizi di 169 milioni; GAAP da software e servizi ricavi di 160 milioni
  • margine lordo non-GAAP del 67%; margine lordo GAAP del 64%
  • Aumento del saldo di cassa totale a 2.6 miliardi di dollari
  • 940 milioni di dollari dall'arbitrato Qualcomm
  • Lanciato ATHOC Account, una nuova soluzione FedRAMP-autorizzato che abilita le agenzie governative e gli organismi di larghezza per tenere conto di personale in tempo reale; BlackBerry ATHOC è l'unica piattaforma per realizzare realizzazione di autorizzazione FedRAMP per le comunicazioni di crisi
  • TCL ha avviato le spedizioni di BlackBerry Keyone, come quota del programma di licenza della Società
  • BB Merah Putih ha avviato le spedizioni di BlackBerry Aurora, come quota del programma di licenza della Società
  • Lanciato BlackBerry SHIELD, uno strumento di valutazione della gestione del rischio sicurezza informatica; una partnership con Allied World
  • Dopo il quarto, lancio di QNX Hypervisor 2.0 che abilita il partizionamento e l'isolamento degli ambienti critici per la sicurezza di auto collegati
  • Dopo il trimestre, Qualcomm è annoncia l'adozione di QNX 2.0 hypervisor
  • Dopo il quarto, BlackBerry è stato nominato un "Leader" nel Magic Quadrant di Gartner per l'Enterprise Mobility Management Suite
  • Dopo il quarto, annonciato la disponibilità generale di Enterprise BBM SDK per affrontare il Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS)

Di seguito il comunicato stampa completo:

BlackBerry Reports Profitability in Fiscal 2018 First Quarter
Jun 23, 2017 WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(June 23, 2017) -
Q1 non-GAAP EPS of $0.02 vs. $0.00 a year ago; GAAP EPS of $1.23 vs. ($1.28) loss a year ago BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global software leader in securing, connecting and mobilizing enterprises, today reported financial results for the three months ended May 31, 2017 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).
Q1 Highlights
  • Q1 non-GAAP total revenue of $244 million; GAAP total revenue of $235 million
  • Q1 non-GAAP Company total software and services revenues of $169 million; GAAP Company total software and services revenues of $160 million
  • Q1 non-GAAP gross margin of 67%; GAAP gross margin of 64%
  • Total cash balance increased to $2.6 billion at the end of the fiscal first quarter
  • Awarded $940 million from the positive outcome of the Qualcomm arbitration
  • Launched AtHoc ACCOUNT, a new FedRAMP-authorized solution that enables government agencies and large organizations to account for personnel in real time; BlackBerry AtHoc is the only platform to achieve FedRAMP authorization for crisis communications
  • TCL initiated shipments of the BlackBerry KEYone, as part of the Company's licensing program
  • BB Merah Putih initiated shipments of the BlackBerry Aurora, as part of the Company's licensing program
  • Launched BlackBerry SHIELD, an assessment tool for cybersecurity risk management; partnered with Allied World to make the tool available to its cyber insurance policyholders
  • After the quarter, launched QNX Hypervisor 2.0, which enables the partitioning and isolation of safety critical environments in connected cars
  • After the quarter, announced that Qualcomm is adopting QNX Hypervisor 2.0 in support of its digital cockpit solutions
  • After the quarter, BlackBerry named a "Leader" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
  • After the quarter, announced the general availability of BBM Enterprise SDK to address the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market; more than 60 ISVs are using the tool to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android
Q1 Results
Non-GAAP revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $244 million with GAAP revenue of $235 million. Approximately 79% of first quarter software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was recurring. BlackBerry had over 3,000 enterprise customer orders in the quarter.

Non-GAAP operating income was $14 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.02. GAAP operating income was $536 million. GAAP net income for the quarter was $671 million, or $1.23 per fully diluted share. GAAP net income includes $25 million in amortization of acquired intangibles, $17 million in restructuring charges, $218 million of fair value adjustment related to the debentures, $815 million in expense recovery and $139 million in investment income related to the positive outcome of the Qualcomm arbitration, and other amounts as summarized in a table below.

Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments increased by $855 million to approximately $2.6 billion as of May 31, 2017. This reflects free cash flow of $860 million, which includes cash flow from operations of $863 million. Excluding $605 million in the face value of the Company's debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was approximately $1.9 billion. There were no purchase orders with contract manufacturers at the end of the first quarter, or at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, down from $150 million a year ago.

"In Q1, we made great progress strengthening our strategic position in emerging growth markets, most notably in cybersecurity and the Enterprise of Things," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "We secured key design wins in high growth segments of automotive technology, including advanced driver assist, digital instrument cluster and our hypervisor solution. Our ecosystem is growing with Qualcomm and NVIDIA adopting BlackBerry technology for their automotive platforms. Furthermore, we have been recognized once again as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant on the strength of our BlackBerry Secure platform."

"Our financial foundation is solid," continued Chen. "We reported non-GAAP profitability for the third consecutive quarter, and our balance sheet continues to strengthen. More importantly, we are better positioned to invest in our strategic areas of focus to drive long-term sustainable growth, while returning capital through share repurchases to further enhance shareholder value."

"Our outlook for fiscal 2018 is unchanged. We expect growth at or above the overall market in software and services. We also expect to be profitable on a non-GAAP basis and to generate positive free cash flow for the full year, excluding the benefit of the Qualcomm arbitration award."
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