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AudioCodes Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Lod, Israel – July 26, 2017 –

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Quarterly revenues increased by 8.0% year-over-year to $38.7 million;
  • Quarterly service revenues increased by 13.8% year-over-year to $11.8 million;
  • Quarterly UC-SIP revenues increased more than 15% year-over-year;
  • Quarterly GAAP gross margin was 61.4%, quarterly Non-GAAP gross margin was 61.9%;
  • Quarterly GAAP operating margin was 4.8%, Quarterly Non-GAAP operating margin was 6.9%;
  • Quarterly cash flow from operating activities was $2.4 million;
  • Quarterly GAAP net income was $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $721,000, or 0.02 per diluted share, in the prior year period;
  • Quarterly Non-GAAP net income was $2.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the prior year period; and
  • AudioCodes repurchased 438,000 of its ordinary shares during the quarter at an aggregate cost of $2.9 million.

Details:

AudioCodes (Nasdaq: AUDC), a leading provider of voice networking solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were $38.7 million, compared to $37.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 and $35.9 million for the second quarter of 2016.

Net income was $1.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $721,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016.

On a Non-GAAP basis, the Company reported quarterly net income of $2.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP net income excludes: (i) stock-based compensation expenses; (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets; (iii) expenses related to deferred payments in connection with the acquisition of Active Communications Europe and (iv) non-cash deferred tax benefit or expenses. A reconciliation of net income on a GAAP basis to a non-GAAP basis is provided in the tables that accompany the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this press release.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the second quarter of 2017 totaled $2.4 million. Cash and cash equivalents, long- and short-term bank deposits and long- and short-term marketable securities were $61.2 million as of June 30, 2017, compared to $78.1 million as of June 30, 2016. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents, long and short-term bank deposits and long and short-term marketable securities was the result of the use of cash for the continued repurchasing of the Company’s ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase programs.

“We are pleased to report solid financial results for the second quarter of 2017 as we continued to deliver steady growth, and further executed on our strategic plan to grow our UC-SIP business,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. “UC-SIP revenues increased in the first half of 2017 more than 15% compared to the same period in 2016. Strength in this area of the business is driven primarily by collaborating with our application and system integration partners worldwide and through winning enterprise voice deployments on a global basis.”

“As expected, All-IP network transformation project activity maintained its momentum, contributing again to improved gateway revenues this quarter. We remain focused on strengthening our strategic partnerships with industry leaders in the Microsoft Skype for business, the UCaaS, contact centers and business services markets. As a reflection of our confidence in our business, in May, we obtained authorization to purchase up to an additional $15 million of our ordinary shares pursuant to our repurchase program,” concluded Mr. Adlersberg.

Share Buy Back Program

During the quarter ended June 30, 2017, AudioCodes acquired 438,000 of its ordinary shares under its share repurchase program for a total consideration of approximately $2.9 million. As of June 30, 2017, AudioCodes had acquired an aggregate of 13.6 million of its ordinary shares since August 2014 for an aggregate consideration of approximately $64.4 million.

In May 2017, AudioCodes received court approval in Israel to purchase up to an aggregate of $15 million of additional ordinary shares pursuant to its share repurchase program. As of June 30, 2017, $12.1 million remained available to the Company for repurchasing shares under this court approval. The current court approval for share repurchases will expire on November 15, 2017.

Conference Call & Web Cast Information

AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 8:00 A.M., Eastern Time today to discuss the Company’s second quarter operating performance, financial results and outlook. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing one the following numbers:

  • United States Participants: +1 (877) 407-0778
  • International Participants: +1 (201) 689-8565

The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast. Investors are invited to listen to the call live via webcast at the AudioCodes investor website at http://www.audiocodes.com/investors-lobby.

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