Avaya Reports Second Fiscal Quarter 2014 Financial Results

07 May 2014
  • Ongoing improvement in operational execution
  • Initiated redemption of unsecured notes due in 2015
Second Quarter 2014 Highlights:
  • Revenue of $1,060 million
  • Gross Margin of 56.3% of revenue, non-GAAP Gross Margin of 58.6% of revenue
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $185 million, 17.5% of revenue
Santa Clara, Calif. — Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – Avaya Inc., a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services, reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014.
 
Total revenue for the second quarter was $1,060 million, down 6.3% when compared to the prior quarter. On a year over year basis revenue was down 2.4% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013. For the second fiscal quarter, adjusted EBITDA was $185 million which compares to adjusted EBITDA of $237 million for the prior quarter and $167 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. GAAP operating income was breakeven and Non-GAAP operating income was $142 million compared to non-GAAP operating income of $193 million for the prior quarter and $108 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.   Cash and cash equivalents increased $84 million from the prior quarter and totaled $384 million as of March 31, 2014. Subsequent to the end of the second fiscal quarter, the company also announced the redemption of its senior unsecured notes due 2015 for approximately $150 million, representing the aggregate principal amount of those notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest through the May 15, 2014 redemption date.
 
"Avaya delivered second quarter results which reflected better than recent historical revenue seasonality. While revenue was slightly below our outlook, backlog increased and we demonstrated ongoing improvement in operational execution," said Kevin Kennedy, president and CEO. "We believe the overall market environment continues to provide growth opportunities for Avaya. Our portfolio is aligned to customers' needs and we are tuning our organization to deliver a broad set of products, software, and services."
 
Second Fiscal Quarter Highlights
  • Revenue of $1,060 million decreased 6.3% compared to the prior quarter and decreased 2.4% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • Product revenue of $532 million decreased by 7.3% compared to the prior quarter and increased 0.6% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013.  Product book-to-bill was greater than 1.0
  • Avaya Global Services revenue of $528 million decreased 5.2% compared to the prior quarter and also decreased 5.2% when compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • Gross margin was 56.3% compared to 56.6% for the prior quarter and 53.3% for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.  Operating income was breakeven ($0 million) compared to operating income of $87 million for the prior quarter and compared to $12 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013  
  • Non-GAAP gross margin(1) was 58.6% compared to 58.1% for the prior quarter and 54.6% for the second quarter of fiscal 2013.  Non-GAAP operating income was $142 million compared to non-GAAP operating income of $193 million for the prior quarter and $108 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $185 million or 17.5% of revenue compared to $237 million or 21.0% of revenue for the prior quarter and $167 million or 15.4% of revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • Second fiscal quarter 2014 non-GAAP gross margin and adjusted EBITDA percentage were record levels in the second quarter of any fiscal year for the company.
  • Second fiscal quarter 2014 cash and cash equivalents totaled $384 million compared to $300 million for the prior quarter and $302 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013
  • For the second fiscal quarter, percentage of revenue by geography was:
    - U.S. – 50%
    - EMEA – 29%
    - Asia-Pacific – 11%
    - Americas International – 10%.
  • As previously, disclosed, the IT Professional Services business ("ITPS") was sold on March 31, 2014 and is reported in discontinued operations
The following financial tables are presented in accordance with GAAP, unless otherwise specified: here.
 
Conference Call and Webcast
Avaya will discuss these results at 5:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in a live webcast and conference call. To join the webcast, listeners should access the investor page of our website (www.avaya.com/investors). Supplementary materials will be available at the same location. Following the live webcast, a replay will be available at the same web address in our event archives.  
 
To access the webcast by phone, dial 800-882-9327 in the U.S. or Canada and 706-645-9730 for international callers using the conference passcode number of 24442437. To ensure you are connected prior to the start, we suggest you access the website or the call 10-15 minutes before the start time.  
 
For those unable to participate during the live event, a replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT on May 7, 2014 through June 7, 2014 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 800-585-8367 within the United States and 404-537-3406 outside the United States. The replay access code is 24442437.
 
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
 
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(1)Refer to Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers and for reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 see our Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on April 25, 2014 at www.sec.gov.  
 

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