Another great quarter for BlackBerry with QNX in the center
WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB;TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2018 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).
Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
- Total company non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $228 million with GAAP revenue of $226 million. Total non-GAAP software and services revenue of $219 million, up 10% year-over-year. Total GAAP software and services revenue was $217 million, up 14% year-over-year. Approximately 88% of third quarter software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was recurring after including perpetual licenses that are now recognized ratably. Non-GAAP gross margin was 76% and GAAP gross margin was 75%.
- Non-GAAP operating income was $27 million, and positive for the eleventh consecutive quarter. GAAP operating income was $58 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.05 (basic and diluted). GAAP net income for the quarter was $0.11 per basic share and a GAAP net loss of $0.01 per diluted share. GAAP net income includes $20 million for acquired intangibles amortization expense, $15 million in stock compensation expense, $1 million in restructuring charges, a benefit of $69 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarized in a table below.
- Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.4 billion as of November 30, 2018. Free cash flow, before considering the impact of restructuring and legal proceedings, was positive $39 million. Cash generated from operations was $62 million and capital expenditures were $5 million. Excluding $605 million in the face value of the company’s debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was $1.8 billion.
“We delivered another solid quarter of performance, resulting in year-over-year double-digit percentage growth for total software and services revenue, earnings per share, and free cash flow” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “I’m excited about the pending Cylance acquisition as it will extend our strategy with cutting-edge AI cybersecurity capabilities and, combined with BlackBerry’s capabilities, present the opportunity for revenue acceleration in our businesses, including UEM, QNX and Spark.”