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BlackBerry Reports Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Results

December 20, 2019 GMT
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- Total company non-GAAP revenue of $280 million, or 23% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $267 million, or 18% growth year-over-year

- Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $275 million, or 26% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $262 million, or 21% growth year-over-year; both are record quarterly highs

- Total company non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.03; GAAP loss per basic share of $0.06 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.07

- Total company free cash flow generated of $37 million, as reported

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2019 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

“BlackBerry achieved sequential growth in revenue across all of our software businesses while generating healthy non-GAAP profitability and free cash flow as we continue to invest in our future,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “I am pleased with our progress. Our pipeline is growing as we deliver against our product roadmap and execute on our go-to-market expansion.”

Outlook
BlackBerry will provide fiscal year 2020 outlook in connection with the quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call. The earnings call transcript will be made available on our website and on SEDAR.

Reconciliation of GAAP revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, income (loss) before income taxes, net income (loss) and basic earnings (loss) per share to Non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, income before income taxes, net income and basic earnings per share for the three months ended November 30, 2019:

Q3 Fiscal 2020 Non-GAAP Adjustments


For the Three Months Ended November 30, 2019


(in millions, except for per share amounts)


Income statement
location


Revenue


Gross
margin
(before taxes)


Gross margin %
(before
taxes)


Income (loss)
before
income taxes


Net income
(loss)


Basic earnings
(loss) per
share

As reported



$

267



$

198



74.2

%


$

(30)



$

(32)



$

(0.06)


Debentures fair value adjustment (2)

Debentures fair value adjustment






%


(20)



(20)




Restructuring charges (3)

Cost of sales




3



1.1

%


3



3




Restructuring charges (3)

Selling, marketing and administration






%


7



7




Software deferred revenue acquired (4)

Revenue


13



13



1.1

%


13



13




Software deferred commission expense acquired (5)

Selling, marketing and administration






%


(4)



(4)




Stock compensation expense (6)

Cost of sales




1



0.4

%


1



1




Stock compensation expense (6)

Research and development






%


4



4




Stock compensation expense (6)

Selling, marketing and administration






%


10



10




Acquired intangibles amortization (7)

Amortization






%


35



35




Adjusted



$

280



$

215



76.8

%


$

19



$

17



$

0.03


Note: Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP basic earnings per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company’s operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company’s GAAP results.

(1)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company reported GAAP gross margin of $198 million or 74.2% of revenue. Excluding the impact of stock compensation expense and restructuring charges included in cost of sales and software deferred revenue acquired included in revenue, non-GAAP gross margin was $215 million, or 76.8% of revenue.

(2)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded the Q3 Fiscal 2020 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment of $20 million. This adjustment was presented on a separate line in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(3)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company incurred restructuring charges of approximately $10 million, of which $3 million was included in cost of sales and $7 million was included selling, marketing and administration expense.

(4)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded software deferred revenue acquired but not recognized due to business combination accounting rules of $13 million, which was included in BlackBerry Cylance revenue.

(5)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded deferred commission expense acquired but not recognized due to business combination accounting rules of approximately of $4 million.

(6)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded stock compensation expense of $15 million, of which $1 million was included in cost of sales, $4 million was included in research and development, and $10 million was included in selling, marketing and administration expense.

(7)

During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company recorded amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations of $35 million, which was included in amortization expense.

Supplementary Geographic Revenue Breakdown

BlackBerry Limited

(United States dollars, in millions)

Revenue by Region




For the Quarters Ended



November 30, 2019


August 31, 2019


May 31, 2019


February 28, 2019


November 30, 2018

North America


$

188



70.4

%


$

179



73.4

%


$

160



64.8

%


$

176



69.0

%


$

151



66.8

%

Europe, Middle East and Africa


60



22.5

%


47



19.3

%


61



24.7

%


61



23.9

%


56



24.8

%

Other regions


19



7.1

%


18



7.3

%


26



10.5

%


18



7.1

%


19



8.4

%

Total


$

267



100.0

%


$

244



100.0

%


$

247



100.0

%


$

255



100.0

%


$

226



100.0

%

Supplementary Revenue by Product and Service Type Breakdown

BlackBerry Limited

(United States dollars, in millions)

Revenue by Product and Service Type



U.S. GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


For the Three Months Ended


For the Three Months Ended


For the Three Months Ended


November 30,
2019


November 30,
2018


November 30,
2019


November 30,
2018


November 30,
2019


November 30,
2018

IoT

$

145



$

148



$



$

2



$

145



$

150


BlackBerry Cylance

40



1



13





53



1


Licensing

77



68







77



68


Other

5



9







5



9


Total

$

267



$

226



$

13



$

2



$

280



$

228


Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1- 877-682-6267 or by logging on at BlackBerry.com/Investors. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #9608207 and at the link above.

About BlackBerry
BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

Investor Contact:
BlackBerry Investor Relations
+1-519-888-7465
investor_relations@blackberry.com

Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
(519) 597-7273
mediarelations@blackberry.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding: BlackBerry’s plans, strategies and objectives including the anticipated benefits of its strategic initiatives and its intentions to expand and enhance its product and service offerings.

The words “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “intend”, “believe”, “target”, “plan” and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by BlackBerry in light of its experience, historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including the following risks: BlackBerry’s ability to enhance, develop, introduce or monetize products and services for the enterprise market in a timely manner with competitive pricing, features and performance; BlackBerry’s ability to maintain or expand its customer base for its software and services offerings to grow revenue or achieve sustained profitability; the intense competition faced by BlackBerry; the occurrence or perception of a breach of BlackBerry’s network or product security measures or an inappropriate disclosure of confidential or personal information could significantly harm its business; risks related to BlackBerry’s continuing ability to attract new personnel, retain existing key personnel and manage its staffing effectively; BlackBerry’s dependence on its relationships with resellers and channel partners; risks related to acquisitions, divestitures, investments and other business initiatives, which may negatively affect BlackBerry’s results of operations; risks related to BlackBerry’s products and services being dependent upon interoperability with rapidly changing systems provided by third parties; the risk that failure to protect BlackBerry’s intellectual property could harm its ability to compete effectively and BlackBerry may not earn the revenues it expects from intellectual property rights; the risk that BlackBerry could be found to have infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the risk that litigation against BlackBerry may result in adverse outcomes; risks related to the use and management of user data and personal information, which could give rise to liabilities as a result of legal, customer and other third-party requirements; BlackBerry’s ability to obtain rights to use third-party software; the risk that network disruptions or other business interruptions could have a material adverse effect on BlackBerry’s business and harm its reputation; BlackBerry’s ability to generate revenue and profitability through the licensing of security software and services or the BlackBerry brand to device manufacturers; the substantial asset risk faced by BlackBerry, including the potential for charges related to its long-lived assets and goodwill; risks related to BlackBerry’s indebtedness, which could adversely affect its operating flexibility and financial condition; risks related to government regulations applicable to BlackBerry’s products and services, including products containing encryption capabilities, which could negatively impact BlackBerry’s business; risks related to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currencies; risks associated with any errors in BlackBerry’s products and services, which can be difficult to remedy and could have a material adverse effect on BlackBerry’s business; risks related to the failure of BlackBerry’s suppliers, subcontractors, channel partners and representatives to use acceptable ethical business practices or to comply with applicable laws, which could negatively impact BlackBerry’s business; BlackBerry’s reliance on third parties to manufacture and repair its hardware products; risks related to the Company’s success in fostering an ecosystem of third-party application developers; risks related to regulations regarding health and safety, hazardous materials usage and conflict minerals, and to product certification risks; risks related to tax provision changes, the adoption of new tax legislation or exposure to additional tax liabilities, which could materially impact BlackBerry’s financial condition; risks related to the fluctuation of BlackBerry’s quarterly revenue and operating results; the volatility of the market price of BlackBerry’s common shares; and risks related to adverse economic and geopolitical conditions, which may negatively affect BlackBerry.

These risk factors and others relating to BlackBerry are discussed in greater detail in BlackBerry’s Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F and the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” section of BlackBerry’s MD&A (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov ). All of these factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry’s forward-looking statements. Any statements that are forward-looking statements are intended to enable BlackBerry’s shareholders to view the anticipated performance and prospects of BlackBerry from management’s perspective at the time such statements are made, and they are subject to the risks that are inherent in all forward-looking statements, as described above, as well as difficulties in forecasting BlackBerry’s financial results and performance for future periods, particularly over longer periods, given changes in technology and BlackBerry’s business strategy, evolving industry standards, intense competition and short product life cycles that characterize the industries in which BlackBerry operates. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

BlackBerry Limited

Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario

(United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)


Consolidated Statements of Operations




For the Three Months Ended


For the Nine Months Ended



November 30,
2019


August 31,
2019


November 30,
2018


November 30,
2019


November 30,
2018

Revenue


$

267



$

244



$

226



$

758



$

649


Cost of sales


69



68



56



207



157


Gross margin


198



176



170



551



492


Gross margin %


74.2

%


72.1

%


75.2

%


72.7

%


75.8

%

Operating expenses











Research and development


66



62



55



199



167


Selling, marketing and administration


132



132



93



385



299


Amortization


49



48



33



146



105


Debentures fair value adjustment


(20)



(23)



(69)



(71)



(111)




227



219



112



659



460


Operating income (loss)


(29)



(43)



58



(108)



32


Investment income (loss), net


(1)





2



2



13


Income (loss) before income taxes


(30)



(43)



60



(106)



45


Provision for income taxes


2



1



1



5



3


Net income (loss)


$

(32)



$

(44)



$

59



$

(111)



$

42


Earnings (loss) per share











Basic


$

(0.06)



$

(0.08)



$

0.11



$

(0.20)



$

0.08


Diluted


$

(0.07)



$

(0.10)



$

(0.01)



$

(0.27)



$

(0.09)













Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (000s)











Basic


554,585



552,343



540,406



552,931



538,251


Diluted


615,085



612,843



600,906



613,431



598,751


Total common shares outstanding (000s)


552,132



548,336



547,084



552,132



547,084


BlackBerry Limited

Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario

(United States dollars, in millions) (unaudited)


Consolidated Balance Sheets




As at



November 30, 2019


February 28, 2019

Assets





Current





Cash and cash equivalents


$

515



$

548


Short-term investments


367



368


Accounts receivable, net


216



233


Other receivables


13



19


Income taxes receivable


10



9


Other current assets


58



56




1,179



1,233


Restricted cash and cash equivalents


32



34


Long-term investments


56



55


Other long-term assets


23



28


Deferred income tax assets




2


Operating lease right-of-use assets


133




Property, plant and equipment, net


76



85


Goodwill


1,459



1,463


Intangible assets, net


955



1,068




$

3,913



$

3,968


Liabilities





Current





Accounts payable


$

27



$

48


Accrued liabilities


193



192


Income taxes payable


19



17


Debentures


609




Deferred revenue, current


264



253




1,112



510


Deferred revenue, non-current


117



136


Operating lease liabilities


127




Other long-term liabilities


8



19


Long-term debentures




665


Deferred income tax liabilities


1



2




1,365



1,332


Shareholders' equity





Capital stock and additional paid-in capital


2,742



2,688


Deficit


(157)



(32)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(37)



(20)




2,548



2,636




$

3,913



$

3,968


BlackBerry Limited

Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario

(United States dollars, in millions) (unaudited)


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows



For the Nine Months Ended


November 30, 2019


November 30, 2018

Cash flows from operating activities




Net income (loss)

$

(111)



$

42


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:




Amortization

160



116


Stock-based compensation

46



53


Non-cash consideration received from contract with a customer

(8)




Debentures fair value adjustment

(71)



(111)


Other long-term assets



2


Operating leases

(12)




Other

9



4


Net changes in working capital items:




Accounts receivable, net

17



13


Other receivables

6



46


Income taxes receivable

(1)



13


Other assets

3



(1)


Accounts payable

(21)



(14)


Income taxes payable

2



(1)


Accrued liabilities

(24)



(57)


Deferred revenue

(10)



(23)


Other long-term liabilities

7




Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(8)



82


Cash flows from investing activities




Acquisition of long-term investments

(1)



(2)


Proceeds on sale or maturity of long-term investments



2


Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(9)



(14)


Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment



1


Acquisition of intangible assets

(24)



(24)


Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

1




Acquisition of short-term investments

(829)



(2,754)


Proceeds on sale or maturity of short-term investments

830



2,962


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(32)



171


Cash flows from financing activities




Issuance of common shares

8



5


Finance lease liability

(2)




Net cash provided by financing activities

6



5


Effect of foreign exchange loss on cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents

(1)



(3)


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents during the period

(35)



255


Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents, beginning of period

582



855


Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents, end of period

$

547



$

1,110






As at

November 30, 2019


February 28, 2019

Cash and cash equivalents

$

515



$

548


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

$

32



$

34


Short-term investments

$

367



$

368


Long-term investments

$

56



$

55


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