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BlackBerry today announced their fiscal 2020 Q4 results with John Chen, Executive Chairman, and CEO, BlackBerry noting "We continue to have the right strategy and the right products to address the market's expanding security needs. Although we are going through unprecedented times, we are excited about our future opportunities for long-term growth."

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue of $291 million, or 13% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $282 million, or 11% growth year-over-year.
  • Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $287 million, or 16% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $278 million, or 13% growth year-over-year; both are record quarterly highs.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.09; GAAP loss per basic and diluted share of $0.07.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $35 million and capital expenditures of $3 million, resulted in free cash flow generated of $32 million.

"In fiscal 2020, we delivered $1.1 billion in non-GAAP revenue and $0.13 of non-GAAP earnings per share, released over 30 new products and made strong progress on developing BlackBerry's zero-trust architecture as part of the Spark platform. This is essential for the secure IoT market," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "We continue to have the right strategy and the right products to address the market's expanding security needs. Although we are going through unprecedented times, we are excited about our future opportunities for long-term growth."

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 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results

Fiscal Year 2020

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue of $1,099 million, or 20% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $1,040 million, or 15% growth year-over-year.
  • Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $1,078 million, or 26% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Service revenue of $1,019 million, or 21% growth year-over-year.
  • Fiscal year 2020 total Software and Services billings grew by a double-digit percentage year-over-year.
  • Fiscal year 2020 non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.13, above the $0.08 provided in the financial outlook for fiscal year 2020. Fiscal year 2020 GAAP loss per basic share of $0.27 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.32.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $26 million and capital expenditures of $12 million resulted in free cash flow generated of $14 million.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue of $291 million, or 13% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $282 million, or 11% growth year-over-year.
  • Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $287 million, or 16% growth year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $278 million, or 13% growth year-over-year; both are record quarterly highs.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.09; GAAP loss per basic and diluted share of $0.07.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $35 million and capital expenditures of $3 million, resulted in free cash flow generated of $32 million.

WATERLOO, Ontario, March 31, 2020 /CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months and the twelve months ended February 29, 2020 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $291 million, up 13% year-over-year. Total company GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $282 million, up 11% year-over-year. Total non-GAAP software and services revenue of $287 million, up 16% year-over-year. Total GAAP software and services revenue was $278 million, up 13% year-over-year. Fourth quarter recurring non-GAAP software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was over 90%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 77% and GAAP gross margin was 75%
  • Non-GAAP operating earnings was $51 million. GAAP operating loss was $41 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.09 (basic and diluted). GAAP net loss per share was $0.07 (basic and diluted). GAAP net loss includes $35 million for acquired intangibles amortization expense, $27 million in goodwill and long-term asset impairment charges, $17 million in stock compensation expense, a charge of $5 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarized in the table below.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $990 million as of February 29, 2020. Net cash provided by operating activities of $35 million and capital expenditures of $3 million resulted in free cash flow generated of $32 million.

"In fiscal 2020, we delivered $1.1 billion in non-GAAP revenue and $0.13 of non-GAAP earnings per share, released over 30 new products and made strong progress on developing BlackBerry's zero-trust architecture as part of the Spark platform. This is essential for the secure IoT market," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "We continue to have the right strategy and the right products to address the market's expanding security needs. Although we are going through unprecedented times, we are excited about our future opportunities for long-term growth."

Outlook

BlackBerry will provide fiscal year 2021 outlook in connection with the quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call. The earnings call transcript will be made available on our website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The tables at the end of this press release include a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used by the company to comparable GAAP measures and an explanation of why the company uses them.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 5 p.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 8 p.m. ET by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #3146558 and at the link above.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 150M cars on the road today. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

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