BlackBerry today announced their fiscal 2020 Q2 results with John Chen, Executive Chairman , and CEO, BlackBerry noting "We achieved break-even non-GAAP earnings per share and generated free cash flow even with increased investments in sales and product development to support future growth."

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue of $261 million, or 22% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $244 million, or 16% growth year-over-year
  • Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $256 million, or 30% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $239 million, or 24% growth year-over-year
  • Total company non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.00; GAAP loss per basic share of $0.08 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.10
  • Total company free cash flow generated of $14 million, as reported

"In the quarter, our QNX, Cylance and Licensing businesses executed at or better than our expectations. We achieved break-even non-GAAP earnings per share and generated free cash flow even with increased investments in sales and product development to support future growth," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.

"We are encouraged by the positive reception on BlackBerry Intelligent Security, and we have a number of exciting new product launches in the next six months."

"Recent market consolidation has validated our thought leadership and the holistic strategy we shared last year. We are integrating our endpoint management and AI technologies and capabilities on one platform to address the high-growth endpoint security market."

If you're looking for the full table breakdowns, they can be found on the BlackBerry Investors website in addition to the supplemental financial information as well as the conference call transcript once it has been uploaded.

Press Release

BlackBerry Reports Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue of $261 million, or 22% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $244 million, or 16% growth year-over-year
  • Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $256 million, or 30% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $239 million, or 24% growth year-over-year
  • Total company non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.00; GAAP loss per basic share of $0.08 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.10
  • Total company free cash flow generated of $14 million, as reported

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months ended August 31, 2019 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $261 million, up 22% year-over-year. Total company GAAP revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $244 million, up 16% year-over-year. Total non-GAAP software and services revenue was $256 million, up 30% year-over-year. Total GAAP software and services revenue was $239 million, up 24% year-over-year. Second quarter recurring non-GAAP software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was over 90%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 75% and GAAP gross margin was 72%.
  • Total company non-GAAP operating earnings was $2 million. Total company GAAP operating loss was $43 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.00 (basic and diluted). GAAP net loss was $0.08 per basic share and $0.10 per diluted share. GAAP net loss includes $36 million for acquired intangibles amortization expense, $14 million in stock compensation expense, $2 million in acquisition and integration charges, a benefit of $23 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarized in a table below.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $938 million as of August 31, 2019. Free cash flow generated, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings, was $17 million. Cash generated from operations was $18 million and capital expenditures were $4 million.

"In the quarter, our QNX, Cylance and Licensing businesses executed at or better than our expectations. We achieved break-even non-GAAP earnings per share and generated free cash flow even with increased investments in sales and product development to support future growth," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.

"We are encouraged by the positive reception on BlackBerry Intelligent Security, and we have a number of exciting new product launches in the next six months."

"Recent market consolidation has validated our thought leadership and the holistic strategy we shared last year. We are integrating our endpoint management and AI technologies and capabilities on one platform to address the high-growth endpoint security market."

Management Change

With its focus on long-term, sustainable growth, BlackBerry announces that Steve Capelli will move into the newly-created role of Chief Revenue Officer to drive revenue-generating and business development activities across the company. BlackBerry promotes Steve Rai from Deputy Chief Financial Officer to Chief Financial Officer. These changes take effect as of October 1, 2019.

Outlook

BlackBerry estimates fiscal 2020 total company non-GAAP revenue growth to be in the range of 23% to 25%, driven by a double-digit percentage increase in billings year-over-year, and non-GAAP profitability for fiscal 2020.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1- 877-682-6267 or by logging on at BlackBerry.com/Investors. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #6987534 and at the link above.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.