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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2020

 

CERENCE INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-39030

 

83-4177087

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

15 Wayside Road

Burlington, Massachusetts

 

 

 

01803

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (857) 362-7300

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $0.01 par value

 

CRNC

 

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

 


 

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 16, 2020, Cerence Inc. (the "Company") announced its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. The press release, including the financial information contained therein, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Also on November 16, 2020, the Company used a presentation on its call with investors, discussing its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, and such earnings release presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2. The press release and earnings release presentation include certain non-GAAP financial measures. A description of the non-GAAP measures, the reasons for their use, and GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations are included in the press release and earnings release presentation.

The information in this Item 2.02 and the exhibit attached hereto are being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release announcing financial results dated November 16, 2020

99.2

 

Earnings Release Presentation dated November 16, 2020

 

 


 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Cerence Inc.

 

 

 

 

Date: November 16, 2020

 

By:

  /s/ Mark Gallenberger

 

 

 

  Name: Mark Gallenberger

 

 

 

  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

 

Press Release

November 16, 2020

 

 

Cerence Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Highlights

 

Record bookings in FY20 drives backlog to more than $1.8 billion

 

Q4 revenue increased 21% from last quarter and up 10% from the prior year, setting new quarterly and full year records

 

Strong financial performance generated $26M of GAAP net cash provided by operating activities (CFFO) during the quarter and $45M of CFFO for the year

 

Generated adjusted EBITDA of $40.3M and adjusted EBITDA margin of 44.4% in the quarter

 

Financial metrics for the fiscal year met or exceeded pre-Covid-19 full year guidance

BURLINGTON, Mass., November 16, 2020Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results for the year ended September 30, 2020.

 

Results Summary (1)

(in millions, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

GAAP Revenue

 

$

90.9

 

 

$

83.0

 

 

$

329.6

 

 

$

303.3

 

GAAP Gross Margin

 

 

71.8

%

 

 

67.4

%

 

 

67.3

%

 

 

67.2

%

Non-GAAP Gross Margin

 

 

75.7

%

 

 

70.8

%

 

 

71.5

%

 

 

70.7

%

GAAP Operating Margin

 

 

15.5

%

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

5.9

%

 

 

3.6

%

Non-GAAP Operating Margin

 

 

41.9

%

 

 

31.3

%

 

 

32.1

%

 

 

28.7

%

GAAP net income (loss)

 

$

6.8

 

 

$

95.8

 

 

$

(20.6

)

 

$

100.3

 

Non-GAAP net income

 

$

25.7

 

 

$

19.1

 

 

$

64.3

 

 

$

62.7

 

GAAP net income (loss) per share - diluted

 

$

0.17

 

 

$

2.63

 

 

$

(0.57

)

 

$

2.76

 

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted

 

$

0.61

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

1.68

 

 

$

1.72

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

40.3

 

 

$

27.8

 

 

$

114.9

 

 

$

94.7

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

44.4

%

 

 

33.6

%

 

 

34.9

%

 

 

31.2

%

 

(1)

Please refer to the “Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliations of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures” included elsewhere in this release for more information regarding our use of non-GAAP financial measures.

Sanjay Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer of Cerence, stated, “Our Q4 financial performance exceeded our expectations for every metric and delivered record revenue, record gross margin and record EBITDA. Cerence’s first year as a stand-alone business established the company as a major player in conversational AI for the car. We had to separate the business from Nuance and deal with the economic impact of Covid-19, but we did so while at the same time continuing a relentless introduction of new products and upgraded technologies. We’re more agile and more aggressive in our approach to innovation and more dedicated to the success of our customers than ever. I’m especially proud of the recognition that the Cerence team has received from our customers regarding our support in helping them achieve their start of production dates without delay.”

Dhawan continued, “Further demonstrating the depth of our customer relationships, we recently signed a renewal agreement for our SaaS-based connected services with a major global automaker, marking the

 

 

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successful renewal of an expiring contract since Cerence became a standalone public company.  This contract extension is an important endorsement from a long-time, respected partner on the strength and value of Cerence Connected Services and ensures that we will continue providing cloud-based services for this popular app suite for drivers.”  

“As we start the new fiscal year, we are expecting another year of growth supported by a strong backlog and a solid pipeline of new business opportunities. The company’s competitive position remains strong as we rely on innovation and speed of execution to continue to drive our business forward,” Dhawan concluded.

Cerence Key Performance Indicators

To help investors gain further insight into Cerence’s business and its performance, management provides a set of key performance indicators that includes:

Key Performance Indicator1

 

Q4FY20

 

 

Q3FY20

 

 

Q2FY20

 

 

Q1FY20

 

 

Q4FY19

 

Percent of worldwide auto production with Cerence Technology (TTM)

 

 

53

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

56

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

54

%

Average contract duration (TTM):

 

6.1

 

 

6.2

 

 

5.7

 

 

4.9

 

 

5.1

 

Repeatable software contribution (TTM):

 

 

79

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in number of Cerence connected cars shipped2 (TTM over prior year TTM)

 

 

-16

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth in billings per car FY20 vs. prior year (excludes legacy contract)

 

 

14

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Please refer to the “Key Performance Indicators” included elsewhere in this release for more information regarding the definition and our use of key performance indicators.

 

(2)

Based on IHS data, global auto production declined 19% over the same time period.

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 and Full Year Outlook

For the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2020, revenue is expected to be in the range of $85M to $90M representing a 13% increase at the midpoint compared to the same period in the prior year.  Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $31M to $35M.  The adjusted EBITDA guidance excludes acquisition-related costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation, and restructuring and other costs.  Cerence full-year revenue guidance is for revenue to be in the range of $360M to $380M representing a 12% increase at the midpoint compared to the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the full year is expected to be in the range of $122M to $135M. Additional details regarding guidance will be provided on the earnings call.

 

Fourth Quarter Conference Call

The company will host a live conference call and webcast with slides to discuss the results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time/7:00 a.m. Pacific Time today. Interested investors and analysts are invited to dial into the conference call by using 1.844.467.7116 (domestic) or +1.409.983.9838 (international) and entering the pass code 5673428. Webcast access will be available on the Investor Information section of the company’s website at https://investors.cerence.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations.

 

The teleconference replay will be available through December 24, 2020. The replay dial-in number is 1.855.859.2056 (domestic) or +1.404.537.3406 (international) using pass code 5673428. A replay of the

 

 

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webcast can be accessed by visiting our web site 90 minutes following the conference call at https://investors.cerence.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this presentation regarding Cerence’s future performance, results and financial condition, expected growth and innovation and our management’s future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends” or “estimates” or similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Although we believe forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, such statements involve known and unknown risk, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results or performance of the company to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including but not limited to: impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customer’s businesses; the highly competitive and rapidly changing market in which we operate; adverse conditions in the automotive industry or the global economy more generally; our ability to control and successfully manage our expenses and cash position; our strategy to increase cloud; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our failure to win, renew or implement service contracts; the loss of business from any of our largest customers; effects of customer defaults; the inability to recruit and retain qualified personnel; cybersecurity and data privacy incidents; fluctuating currency rates; and the other factors in our Annual Report on our most recent Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

 

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We believe that providing the non-GAAP information in addition to the GAAP presentation, allows investors to view the financial results in the way management views the operating results. We further believe that providing this information allows investors to not only better understand our financial performance, but more importantly, to evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. The non-GAAP information should not be considered superior to, or a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning for future periods. While our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance their understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance, our management does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial statements.

 

 

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Consistent with this approach, we believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of our financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial statements, allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. In assessing the overall health of the business during the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, our management has either included or excluded the following items in general categories, each of which is described below.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to Cerence Inc. before net income (loss) attributable to income tax (benefit) expense, other income (expense) items, net, depreciation and amortization expense, and excluding acquisition-related costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation, and restructuring and other costs, net or impairment charges related to fixed and intangible assets and gains or losses on the sale of long-lived assets, if any. From time to time we may exclude from Adjusted EBITDA the impact of events, gains, losses or other charges (such as significant legal settlements) that affect the period-to-period comparability of our operating performance. Other income (expense) items, net include interest expense, interest income, and other income (expense), net (as stated in our Consolidated and Combined Statement of Operations). Our management and Board of Directors use this financial measure to evaluate our operating performance. It is also a significant performance measure in our annual incentive compensation programs. 

Restructuring and other costs, net.

Restructuring and other charges, net include restructuring expenses as well as other charges that are unusual in nature, are the result of unplanned events, and arise outside the ordinary course of our business such as employee severance costs, costs for consolidating duplication facilities, and separation costs directly attributable to the Cerence business becoming a standalone public company.

 

Acquisition-related costs, net.
In recent years, we have completed a number of acquisitions, which result in operating expenses, which would not otherwise have been incurred. We provide supplementary non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude certain transition, integration and other acquisition-related expense items resulting from acquisitions, to allow more accurate comparisons of the financial results to historical operations, forward looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions. By excluding acquisition-related costs and adjustments from our non-GAAP measures, management is better able to evaluate our ability to utilize our existing assets and estimate the long-term value that acquired assets will generate for us. We believe that providing a supplemental non-GAAP measure, which excludes these items allows management and investors to consider the ongoing operations of the business both with, and without, such expenses.

 

 

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These acquisition-related costs fall into the following categories: (i) transition and integration costs; (ii) professional service fees and expenses; and (iii) acquisition-related adjustments. Although these expenses are not recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these expenses in connection with any future acquisitions. These categories are further discussed as follows:

 

(i)

Transition and integration costs. Transition and integration costs include retention payments, transitional employee costs, and earn-out payments treated as compensation expense, as well as the costs of integration-related activities, including services provided by third-parties.

 

(ii)

Professional service fees and expenses. Professional service fees and expenses include financial advisory, legal, accounting and other outside services incurred in connection with acquisition activities, and disputes and regulatory matters related to acquired entities.

 

(iii)

Acquisition-related adjustments. Acquisition-related adjustments include adjustments to acquisition-related items that are required to be marked to fair value each reporting period, such as contingent consideration, and other items related to acquisitions for which the measurement period has ended, such as gains or losses on settlements of pre-acquisition contingencies.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets.

We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP expense and income measures. These amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. Providing a supplemental measure which excludes these charges allows management and investors to evaluate results “as-if” the acquired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired and, therefore, provides a supplemental measure of performance in which our acquired intellectual property is treated in a comparable manner to our internally developed intellectual property. Although we exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets from our non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

 

Non-cash expenses.

We provide non-GAAP information relative to the following non-cash expenses: (i) stock-based compensation; and (ii) non-cash interest. These items are further discussed as follows:

 

 

(i)

Stock-based compensation. Because of varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types, we exclude stock-based compensation from our operating results. We evaluate performance both with and without these measures because compensation expense related to stock-based compensation is typically non-cash and awards granted are influenced by the Company’s stock price and other factors such as volatility that are beyond our control. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include such charges in operating plans. Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.

 

 

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ii)

Non-cash interest. We exclude non-cash interest because we believe that excluding this expense provides management, as well as other users of the financial statements, with a valuable perspective on the cash-based performance and health of the business, including the current near-term projected liquidity. Non-cash interest expense will continue in future periods.

Other expenses.

We exclude certain other expenses that result from unplanned events outside the ordinary course of continuing operations, in order to measure operating performance and current and future liquidity both with and without these expenses. By providing this information, we believe management and the users of the financial statements are better able to understand the financial results of what we consider to be our organic, continuing operations. Included in these expenses are items such as other charges (credits), net, losses from extinguishment of debt, and changes in indemnification assets corresponding with the release of pre-spin liabilities for uncertain tax positions.

 

Backlog.

Revenue backlog consists of the following categories: (i) fixed backlog, (ii) variable backlog, and (iii) total backlog. These categories are further discussed as follows:

 

(i)

Fixed backlog. Future revenue related to remaining performance obligations and contractual commitments which have not been invoiced.

 

(ii)

Variable backlog. Estimated future revenue from variable forecasted royalties related to our embedded and connected businesses. Our estimation of forecasted royalties is based on our royalty rates for embedded and connected technologies from expected car shipments under our existing contracts over the term of the programs. Anticipated shipments are based on historical shipping experience and current customer projections that management believes are reasonable. Both our embedded and connected technologies are priced and sold on a per-vehicle or device basis, where we receive a single fee for either or both the embedded license and the connected service term.

 

(iii)

Total backlog. The total of fixed backlog and variable backlog.

Our fixed and variable backlog may not be indicative of our actual future revenue. The revenue we actually recognize is subject to several factors, including the number and timing of vehicles our customers ship, potential terminations or changes in scope of customer contracts and currency fluctuations.

Key performance indicators

We believe that providing key performance indicators (“KPIs”), allows investors to gain insight into the way management views the performance of the business. We further believe that providing KPIs allows investors to better understand information used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. KPIs should not be considered superior to, or a substitute for, operating results prepared in accordance with GAAP. In assessing the performance of the business during the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, our management has reviewed the following KPIs, each of which is described below:

 

 

 

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Percent of worldwide auto production with Cerence Technology: The number of Cerence enabled cars shipped as compared to IHS Markit car production data.

 

Average contract duration: The weighted average annual period over which we expect to recognize the estimated revenues from new license and connected contracts signed during the quarter, calculated on a trailing twelve months (“TTM”) basis and presented in years.

 

Repeatable software contribution: The percentage of repeatable revenues as compared to total GAAP revenue in the quarter. Repeatable revenues are defined as the sum of License and Connected Services revenues.

 

Change in number of Cerence connected cars shipped: The year over year change in the number of cars shipped with Cerence connected solutions. Amounts calculated on a TTM basis.

 

Growth in billings per car FY20 vs. prior year: The rate of growth calculated from the average billings per car in FY20 compared to the prior fiscal year excluding legacy contract and adjusted for prepay usage.

See the tables at the end of this press release for non-GAAP reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

About Cerence Inc.

Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the automotive world. As an innovation partner to the world’s leading automakers, it is helping transform how a car feels, responds and learns. Its track record is built on more than 20 years of knowledge and more than 325 million cars on the road today. Whether it’s connected cars, autonomous driving or e-vehicles, Cerence is mapping the road ahead. For more information, visit www.cerence.com.

 

Contact Information

Rich Yerganian

Cerence Inc.

Tel: 617-987-4799

Email: richard.yerganian@cerence.com

 

 

 

 

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CERENCE INC.

Consolidated and Combined Statements of Operations

(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

License

 

$

46,425

 

 

$

45,092

 

 

$

164,268

 

 

$

172,379

 

Connected service

 

 

25,000

 

 

 

22,860

 

 

 

96,148

 

 

 

78,690

 

Professional service

 

 

19,457

 

 

 

15,006

 

 

 

69,230

 

 

 

52,246

 

Total revenues

 

 

90,882

 

 

 

82,958

 

 

 

329,646

 

 

 

303,315

 

Cost of revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

License

 

 

439

 

 

 

641

 

 

 

2,783

 

 

 

2,069

 

Connected service

 

 

7,026

 

 

 

8,971

 

 

 

31,768

 

 

 

37,562

 

Professional service

 

 

16,190

 

 

 

15,082

 

 

 

64,963

 

 

 

51,214

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

1,929

 

 

 

2,323

 

 

 

8,337

 

 

 

8,498

 

Total cost of revenues

 

 

25,584

 

 

 

27,017

 

 

 

107,851

 

 

 

99,343

 

Gross profit

 

 

65,298

 

 

 

55,941

 

 

 

221,795

 

 

 

203,972

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

22,001

 

 

 

23,717

 

 

 

88,899

 

 

 

93,061

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

8,569

 

 

 

8,786

 

 

 

33,398

 

 

 

36,261

 

General and administrative

 

 

12,930

 

 

 

8,280

 

 

 

49,386

 

 

 

25,926

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

3,168

 

 

 

3,127

 

 

 

12,544

 

 

 

12,524

 

Restructuring and other costs, net

 

 

4,512

 

 

 

7,257

 

 

 

18,237

 

 

 

24,404

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

944

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

51,180

 

 

 

51,328

 

 

 

202,464

 

 

 

193,120

 

Income from operations

 

 

14,118

 

 

 

4,613

 

 

 

19,331

 

 

 

10,852

 

Interest income

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

585

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(3,694

)

 

 

 

 

 

(22,737

)

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(2,953

)

 

 

231

 

 

 

(23,319

)

 

 

332

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

 

7,493

 

 

 

4,844

 

 

 

(26,140

)

 

 

11,184

 

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

 

 

676

 

 

 

(90,945

)

 

 

(5,509

)

 

 

(89,084

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

6,817

 

 

$

95,789

 

 

$

(20,631

)

 

$

100,268

 

Net income (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

0.19

 

 

 

2.63

 

 

 

(0.57

)

 

 

2.76

 

Diluted

 

 

0.17

 

 

 

2.63

 

 

 

(0.57

)

 

 

2.76

 

Weighted-average common share outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

36,765

 

 

 

36,391

 

 

 

36,428

 

 

 

36,391

 

Diluted

 

 

39,041

 

 

 

36,391

 

 

 

36,428

 

 

 

36,391

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CERENCE INC.

Consolidated and Combined Balance Sheets

(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

136,067

 

 

$

-

 

Marketable securities

 

 

11,662

 

 

 

-

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,394 and $865 at September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively

 

 

49,943

 

 

 

65,787

 

Deferred costs

 

 

7,256

 

 

 

9,195

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

44,220

 

 

 

17,343

 

Total current assets

 

 

249,148

 

 

 

92,325

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

29,529

 

 

 

20,113

 

Deferred costs

 

 

38,161

 

 

 

32,428

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

20,096

 

 

 

-

 

Goodwill

 

 

1,128,198

 

 

 

1,119,329

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

45,616

 

 

 

65,561

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

161,759

 

 

 

150,629

 

Other assets

 

 

14,938

 

 

 

3,444

 

Total assets

 

$

1,687,445

 

 

$

1,483,829

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

8,447

 

 

$

16,687

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

112,520

 

 

 

88,233

 

Short-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

5,700

 

 

 

-

 

Short-term debt

 

 

6,250

 

 

 

-

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

67,857

 

 

 

24,194

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

200,774

 

 

 

129,114

 

Long-term debt, net of discounts and issuance costs

 

 

266,872

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

 

 

212,573

 

 

 

265,051

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities

 

 

17,821

 

 

 

-

 

Other liabilities

 

 

31,649

 

 

 

21,536

 

Total liabilities

 

 

729,689

 

 

 

415,701

 

Stockholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 560,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2020; 36,842 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020

 

 

369

 

 

 

-

 

Net parent investment

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,097,127

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

3,711

 

 

 

(28,999

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

974,307

 

 

 

-

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(20,631

)

 

 

-

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

957,756

 

 

 

1,068,128

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

1,687,445

 

 

$

1,483,829

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CERENCE INC.

Consolidated and Combined Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited - in thousands)

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(20,631

)

 

$

100,268

 

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by

   operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

30,041

 

 

 

28,844

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

704

 

 

 

-

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

47,285

 

 

 

29,682

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

5,286

 

 

 

-

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

19,279

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred tax benefit

 

 

(11,354

)

 

 

(101,223

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

16,112

 

 

 

904

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(30,311

)

 

 

(8,836

)

Deferred costs

 

 

(1,381

)

 

 

4,339

 

Accounts payable

 

 

(2,430

)

 

 

10,130

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

27,819

 

 

 

6,289

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

(35,630

)

 

 

17,674

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

44,789

 

 

 

88,071

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(19,012

)

 

 

(4,517

)

Purchases of marketable securities

 

 

(11,663

)

 

 

-

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(30,675

)

 

 

(4,517

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net transactions with Parent

 

 

12,964

 

 

 

(83,554

)

Distributions to Parent

 

 

(152,978

)

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from long-term debt, net of discount

 

 

547,719

 

 

 

-

 

Payments for long-term debt issuance costs

 

 

(6,402

)

 

 

-

 

Principal payments of long-term debt

 

 

(271,563

)

 

 

-

 

Common stock repurchases for tax withholdings for net settlement of equity awards

 

 

(9,369

)

 

 

-

 

Principal payments of lease liabilities arising from a finance lease

 

 

(136

)

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock from employee stock plans

 

 

1,318

 

 

 

-

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

121,553

 

 

 

(83,554

)

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

400

 

 

 

-

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

136,067

 

 

 

-

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

$

136,067

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reconciliations of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(unaudited - in thousands)

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

GAAP revenue

 

$

90,882

 

 

$

82,958

 

 

$

329,646

 

 

$

303,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

 

$

65,298

 

 

$

55,941

 

 

$

221,795

 

 

$

203,972

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

1,588

 

 

 

436

 

 

 

5,573

 

 

 

1,896

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

1,929

 

 

 

2,323

 

 

 

8,337

 

 

 

8,498

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

 

$

68,815

 

 

$

58,700

 

 

$

235,705

 

 

$

214,366

 

GAAP gross margin

 

 

71.8

%

 

 

67.4

%

 

 

67.3

%

 

 

67.2

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

 

 

75.7

%

 

 

70.8

%

 

 

71.5

%

 

 

70.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating income

 

$

14,118

 

 

$

4,613

 

 

$

19,331

 

 

$

10,852

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

14,331

 

 

 

8,487

 

 

 

47,285

 

 

 

29,682

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

5,097

 

 

 

5,450

 

 

 

20,881

 

 

 

21,022

 

Restructuring and other costs, net

 

 

4,512

 

 

 

7,257

 

 

 

18,237

 

 

 

24,404

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

944

 

Non-GAAP operating income

 

$

38,058

 

 

$

25,968

 

 

$

105,734

 

 

$

86,904

 

GAAP operating margin

 

 

15.5

%

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

5.9

%

 

 

3.6

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

 

 

41.9

%

 

 

31.3

%

 

 

32.1

%

 

 

28.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income (loss)

 

$

6,817

 

 

$

95,789

 

 

$

(20,631

)

 

$

100,268

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

14,331

 

 

 

8,487

 

 

 

47,285

 

 

 

29,682

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

5,097

 

 

 

5,450

 

 

 

20,881

 

 

 

21,022

 

Restructuring and other costs, net

 

 

4,512

 

 

 

7,257

 

 

 

18,237

 

 

 

24,404

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

944

 

Depreciation

 

 

2,255

 

 

 

1,872

 

 

 

9,160

 

 

 

7,822

 

Total other income (expense), net

 

 

(6,625

)

 

 

231

 

 

 

(45,471

)

 

 

332

 

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

 

 

676

 

 

 

(90,945

)

 

 

(5,509

)

 

 

(89,084

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

40,313

 

 

$

27,840

 

 

$

114,894

 

 

$

94,726

 

GAAP net income (loss) margin

 

 

7.5

%

 

 

115.5

%

 

 

-6.3

%

 

 

33.1

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

44.4

%

 

 

33.6

%

 

 

34.9

%

 

 

31.2

%

 

 

 

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CERENCE INC.

Reconciliations of GAAP Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (cont.)

(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

GAAP net income (loss)

 

$

6,817

 

 

$

95,789

 

 

$

(20,631

)

 

$

100,268

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

14,331

 

 

 

8,487

 

 

 

47,285

 

 

 

29,682

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

5,097

 

 

 

5,450

 

 

 

20,881

 

 

 

21,022

 

Restructuring and other costs, net

 

 

4,512

 

 

 

7,257

 

 

 

18,237

 

 

 

24,404

 

Acquisition-related costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

944

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

19,279

 

 

 

-

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

1,261

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,286

 

 

 

-

 

Indemnification asset release

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

-

 

Adjustments to income tax expense

 

 

(7,501

)

 

 

(98,085

)

 

 

(27,203

)

 

 

(113,584

)

Non-GAAP net income

 

$

25,732

 

 

$

19,059

 

 

$

64,349