Full Year Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Raised 25% Due to Operating Model Improvements Expect to Become Sustainably Free Cash Flow Positive by Q4 2017
“In Q1, ServiceSource delivered financial results that were in line with our guidance. As we looked to the balance of the year, we conducted an extensive review of previously called-out Q1 client contractions and our strong new ACV wins in Q4 to understand full year revenue contributions. With these insights, we have made the prudent decision to reduce our full-year revenue expectations and have taken strategic actions to reset our operating model for the long term,” said Christopher M. Carrington, CEO of ServiceSource. “Our go-forward model will make us a more nimble organization that is more effective and efficient in how we deliver outcomes for our clients. From a larger and growing pipeline, to bigger new logo wins, to some recent multi-million dollar expansions, we continue to see strong signs that our improved execution is translating into traction in the market and we believe our go-forward model will further accelerate this trend.”
GAAP revenue was $56.7 million in the first quarter, representing a 5.1% decrease from the $59.8 million delivered in the same period in the prior year.
For the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, GAAP net loss in the quarter was $11.6 million, or $0.13 per share, compared with GAAP net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss in the quarter was $1.6 million compared with Non-GAAP net loss of $0.5 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss was $0.02 per basic and diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $0.01 per basic and diluted share for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $0.9 million, compared with income of $0.3 million for the same period last year.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release.
With better insight into the effect of customer contractions in Q1 and slower revenue ramps from larger new ACV wins and new logo wins, ServiceSource is lowering full-year revenue expectations. In light of this new outlook, ServiceSource has implemented strategic operational changes to align more tightly to its clients, capitalize on efficiencies gained from its investments, and position itself to meet its future convertible note obligations while retaining key capabilities to grow the business.
For the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ServiceSource is providing the following guidance:
- Revenue of $55.5 million to $58.5 million
- GAAP gross margin of 26% to 29%; non-GAAP gross margin of 32% to 35%
- GAAP operating expenses of approximately $23 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $19.5 million to $20.5 million
- GAAP net loss of $12.8 million to $14.8 million; non-GAAP net loss of $1 million to a profit of $500 thousand
- Adjusted EBITDA between breakeven and $2 million
For the fiscal 2017, ServiceSource is providing the following guidance:
- Revenue of $238 million to $243 million
- GAAP gross margin of 30% to 33%; non-GAAP gross margin of 36.5% to 38.5%
- GAAP operating expenses of $92 million to $96 million; non-GAAP operating expenses of $80 million to $84 million
- GAAP net loss of $35.2 million to $38.2 million; non-GAAP net income of $5 million to $7 million
- Adjusted EBITDA of $15 to $18 million
Please see the first quarter presentation on the Events and Presentations section of the Investor Relations web site (http://ir.servicesource.com/events) for a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures in our guidance.
Quarterly Conference Call
ServiceSource will discuss its first quarter 2017 results and financial guidance today via teleconference at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. To access the call within the U.S., please dial (877) 293- 5486, or outside the U.S. (914) 495-8592, at least five minutes prior to the start time. Conference ID number: 7879515. In addition, a live webcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the ServiceSource web site under Events & Presentations. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website at http://ir.servicesource.com.
For condensed financial data, visit http://ir.servicesource.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1025347. There you will find statements of operations, consolidated balance sheets, statements of cash flow, and GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliation.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our expectations for financial and operational performance, whether our go-forward model will produce anticipated benefits, and whether our improved execution will translate into desired results. These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions and beliefs, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from our forward- looking statements. Those risks and uncertainties include: a decline in client renewals, the loss of one or more of our key clients or the contraction in our revenue from one or more of our key clients, in each case resulting in churn, or our clients not expanding their relationships with us; the risk of problems implementing our technologies or that our technologies will not meet customer expectations; that the market for our solution is underdeveloped and may not grow; errors in estimates as to the renewal rate improvements and/or service revenue we can generate for our customers; changes in market conditions that impact our ability to sell our solutions and/or generate service revenue on our customers' behalf; the possibility that our estimates of service revenue, opportunity under management, and other metrics may prove inaccurate; our ability to keep customer data and other confidential information secure; our ability to adapt our solution to changes in the market or new competition; problems encountered by our clients in their business that may cause them to cancel or reduce their business with us; our ability to achieve our expected benefits from international expansion; economic or other adverse events or conditions affecting the technology industry; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the risk of claims that our offerings infringe the intellectual property rights of others; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be obtained online at the Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and except as may be legally required we assume no obligation to update these forward- looking statements.
ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV) is a global leader in providing outsourced, performance-based revenue growth and customer success outcomes. ServiceSource’s Revenue-as-a-Service platform is designed to measurably accelerate customer ROI by helping companies to more efficiently and effectively find, convert, grow and retain their B2B customer relationships. Trusted by more than 65 global market leaders in the cloud/XaaS, software, technology hardware, healthcare & life sciences and industrial sectors, ServiceSource sells, manages or renews $9+ billion of revenue annually on behalf of its clients. By leveraging a robust technology suite, predictive data models and more than 3,000 revenue delivery professionals, only ServiceSource brings to market over 15 years of expertise and the ability to drive recurring revenue growth in 35 languages to more than 170 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.servicesource.com.