Allot Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results
17% Year-Over-Year Growth in Revenue and 24% Growth in Backlog
HOD HASHARON, Israel, February 5, 2019 / PRNewswire/ — Allot Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT, TASE: ALLT), a global provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers worldwide, today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results.
Forth Quarter 2018 – Financial Highlights
- Revenues were $26.9 million, up 16% year-over-year;
- GAAP gross margin improved to 69.1% up from 66.8% in Q4 2017;
- Non-GAAP gross margin improved to 70.3% up from 68.4% in Q4 2017;
- GAAP operating loss narrowed to $1.4 million compared to $4.3 million in Q4 2017;
- Non-GAAP operating loss at $99 thousand compared to a loss of $1.3 million in Q4 2017;
- Book-to-bill above one;
2018 – Financial Highlights
- Revenues were $95.8 million, up 17% year-over-year;
- GAAP gross margin improved to 69.4% up from 65.2% in 2017; Non-GAAP gross margin improved to 70.7% up from 68.0% in 2017;
- GAAP operating loss reduced to $10.2 million compared to a loss of $17.4 million in 2017; Non-GAAP operating loss reduced to $4.8 million compared to $8.6 million in 2017;
- Full year book-to-bill above one;
- Backlog grew by $13.3 million to $68.9 million at year-end 2018 compared to $55.6 million at year-end 2017;
- Year-end cash and investments totaled to $103.9 million;
- Management expects 2019 revenues to grow to between $106-110 million, representing continued double-digit year-over-year growth;
- Full year 2019 book to bill ratio is expected to be above 1;
- Management expects to close several security subscription-based deals in 2019 in addition to the Tier-1 European deal recently announced
Erez Antebi, President & CEO of Allot, commented: “We are very pleased with our performance in 2018, with revenues growing at a faster pace than we had originally expected . Our DPI business performed well in 2018, resulting from much improved execution of our teams across the globe. We are also satisfied with our performance in the security space: our pipeline of “security opex deals” is strong and we expect to close several such deals that can bring impact on our future growth beyond 2019.”
Continued Mr. Antebi, “As we enter into 2019, I have increased confidence in our long-term potential. Following our restructuring and changes, we are now executing better in sales, support and R&D and we look forward to continue to leverage these strengths to create continuing growth in 2019 and beyond.“
Q4 2018 Financial Results Summary
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $26.9 million, up 16% compared to $23.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Gross profit on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $18.6 million (gross margin of 69.1%), a 20% improvement compared with $15.5 million (gross margin of 66.8%) in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $18.9 million (gross margin of 70.3%), a 19% improvement compared with $15.9 million (gross margin of 68.4%) in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Net loss on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $1.8 million, or $0.05 per basic share, an improvement compared with a net loss of $4.3 million, or $0.13 per basic share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $455 thousand, or $0.01 per basic share, an improvement compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.04 per basic share, in the fourth quarter of 2017.
2018 Financial Results Summary
Total revenues for 2018 were $95.8 million, up 17% compared to $82.0 million in 2017.
Gross profit on a GAAP basis for 2018 was $66.5 million (gross margin of 69.4%), a 24% improvement compared with $53.5 million(gross margin of 65.2%) in 2017.
Gross profit on a non-GAAP basis for 2018 was $67.8 million (gross margin of 70.7%), a 22% improvement compared with $55.7 million (gross margin of 68.0%) in 2017.
Net loss on a GAAP basis for 2018 was $10.4 million, or $0.31 per basic share, an improvement compared with a net loss of $18.1 million, or $0.54 per basic share, in 2017.
Non-GAAP net loss for 2018 was $5.1 million, or $0.15 per basic share, an improvement compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.26 per basic share, in 2017.
Cash and investments as of December 31, 2018 totaled $103.9 million, compared to $104.7 million as of September 30, 2018 and $110.0 million as of December 31, 2017.
Conference Call & Webcast:
The Allot management team will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings results today, February 5, 2019 at 8:30 am ET, 3:30 pmIsrael time. To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers:
US: 1-888-668-9141, UK: 0-800-917-5108, Israel: +972-3-918-0609
A live webcast and, following the end of the call, an archive of the conference call, will be accessible on the Allot website at: http://investors.allot.com/index.cfm
Allot Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT, TASE: ALLT) is a provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. Our solutions are deployed globally for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, network-based security services, and more. Allot’s multi-service platforms are deployed by over 500 mobile, fixed and cloud service providers and over 1000 enterprises. Our industry leading network-based security as a service solution has achieved over 50% penetration with some service providers and is already used by over 21 million subscribers in Europe. Allot. See. Control. Secure.
For more information, visit www.allot.com
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP revenues is related to the acquisitions made by the Company and represents revenues adjusted for the impact of the fair value adjustment to acquired deferred revenue related to purchase accounting. Non-GAAP net income is defined as GAAP net income after including deferred revenues related to the fair value adjustment resulting from purchase accounting and excluding stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, deferred tax asset adjustment, restructuring expenses, changes in taxes related items and other acquisition-related expenses.
These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. The non-GAAP results and a full reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying Table 2. The Company provides these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes they present a better measure of the Company’s core business and management uses the non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the Company’s ongoing performance. Accordingly, the Company believes they are useful to investors in enhancing an understanding of the Company’s operating performance.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of Company management. Such statements involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements set forth in such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to: our ability to compete successfully with other companies offering competing technologies; the loss of one or more significant customers; consolidation of, and strategic alliances by, our competitors, government regulation; the timing of completion of key project milestones which impact the timing of our revenue recognition; lower demand for key value-added services; our ability to keep pace with advances in technology and to add new features and value-added services; managing lengthy sales cycles; operational risks associated with large projects; our dependence on fourth party channel partners for a material portion of our revenues; court approval of the Company’s proposed share buy-back program; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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