Mimecast Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total revenue of $67.3 million grew 39% yoy on a GAAP basis and 36% in constant currencyAdded 1,100 new customers. Total customers 29,200 globallyRevenue retention rate of 111%Gross profit percentage of 74%GAAP EPS of $(0.05) per diluted share, Non-GAAP EPS of $0.03 per diluted share LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2017. “I’m very pleased with our high quality customer growth in the third quarter.  Mimecast’s platform of services is appealing to organizations of all sizes seeking to bolster their cyber resilience,” stated Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast. Mimecast’s CFO Peter Campbell noted, “We executed well against our financial targets in the third quarter.  We delivered results that exceeded our revenue guidance and was at the high end of the guided range for adjusted EBITDA.” Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights Revenue: GAAP revenue for the third quarter of 2018 was $67.3 million, an increase of 39% compared to $48.3 million of GAAP revenue in the third quarter of 2017. Revenue on a constant currency basis increased 36% compared to the third quarter of 2017.Customers: Added 1,100 net new customers in the third quarter of 2018. We now serve over 29,200 organizations globally.Revenue Retention Rate: Revenue retention rate was 111% in the third quarter of 2018, consistent with the prior quarter.Gross Profit Percentage: Gross profit percentage was 74% in the third quarter of 2018, up from 73% in the third quarter of 2017.GAAP Net Loss: GAAP net loss was $2.6 million, or $(0.05) per diluted share, based on 57.5 million weighted-average shares outstanding.Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA was $6.7 million, representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.0%, up from 7.6% in the third quarter of 2017.Non-GAAP Net Income: Non-GAAP net income was $1.6 million, or $0.03 per share, based on 61.2 million diluted shares outstanding.Free Cash Flow and Cash and Investments: Mimecast generated $4.5 million of free cash flow in the third quarter of 2018, up from $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2017. Cash and investments as of December 31, 2017 were $128.9 million. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial tables included at the end of this press release. An explanation of these measures and how they are calculated is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” Third Quarter 2018 Business Highlights                        Sales of Targeted Threat Protection grew rapidly as 1,700 new and existing customers adopted the service in the third quarter.  In total, more than 15,100 customers now use the service.A total of 29% of customers used Mimecast in conjunction with Microsoft® Office 365™ during the third quarter compared to 26% in the second quarter of 2018. Approximately 8,600 customers of all sizes have selected Mimecast to enhance their security, archive their data, and to provide uptime assurance for their Office 365 investments.Stephen Ward joined Mimecast’s Board of Directors. Stephen brings more than 20 years of experience in physical security, personal protection, fraud, cybersecurity and technology risk acquired throughout his career in both the private sector and as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.  Currently he serves as the Chief Information Security Officer at TIAA.Mimecast strengthened its leadership team with the additions of Janet Levesque as Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security and Marc French as Chief Trust Officer and Data Protection Officer.In January 2018, Mimecast opened a new North American Headquarters in Lexington, MA. The 79,000 square foot facility doubles the companies available space in the region. Mimecast was named a top place to work in Massachusetts for 2017 by The Boston Globe. Business OutlookMimecast is providing guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018. Additionally, we are introducing a range for 2019 revenue growth. Fourth Quarter 2018 Guidance:For the fourth quarter of 2018, constant currency revenue growth is expected to be in the range of 28% to 29% and revenue is expected to be in the range of $71.1 million to $71.8 million. Our guidance is based on exchange rates as of January 31, 2018 and includes a positive impact of $3.9 million related to the weakening of the U.S. dollar compared to the prior year.   Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter is expected to be in the range of $5.4 million to $6.4 million. Full Year 2018 Guidance:For the full year 2018, revenue is expected to be in the range of $259.6 million to $260.3 million or 36% growth in constant currency.  Foreign exchange rate fluctuations are positively impacting this guidance by an estimated $4.9 million related to the weakening of the U.S. dollar with respect to the British Pound and the South African Rand versus the prior year. Relative to the prior annual guidance we provided in November, foreign exchange rate fluctuations are positively impacting this guidance by an estimated $3.5 million.   Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $23.9 million to $24.9 million. GAAP net loss is the most comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA differs from GAAP net loss in that it excludes depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense, interest income and interest expense, the provision for income taxes and foreign exchange (expense) income. Mimecast is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of these exclusions without unreasonable effort. Therefore, Mimecast has not provided guidance for GAAP net loss or a reconciliation of forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA guidance to GAAP net loss. Conference Call and Webcast InformationMimecast will host a conference call to discuss these financial results for investors and analysts at 4:30 pm EDT (UTC-05:00) on February 12, 2018.  To access the conference call, dial (844) 815-2878 for the U.S. and Canada and (615) 800-6885 for international callers and enter conference ID# 1575108. The call will also be webcast live on the investor relations section of the Company’s website http://investors.mimecast.com.  An audio replay of the call will be available two hours after the live call ends by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. and Canada or (404) 537-3406 for international callers, and entering conference ID# 1575108.  In addition, an archive of the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of the company’s website http://investors.mimecast.com. About Mimecast LimitedMimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME) makes business email and data safer for more than 29,200 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email, and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces email risk and the complexity and cost of managing the array of point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. For customers that have migrated to cloud services like Microsoft® Office 365™, Mimecast mitigates single vendor exposure by strengthening security coverage, combating downtime and improving archiving. Mimecast and the Mimecast logo are registered trademarks of Mimecast. All other third-party marks and logos contained in this press release are the property of their respective owners. Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking StatementsStatements in this press release regarding management’s future expectations, beliefs, intentions, goals, strategies, plans or prospects, including, without limitation, the statements relating to Mimecast’s future financial performance on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis under the heading “Business Outlook” above, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “predicts,” “plan,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “goal,” “target,” “estimate,” “potential,” “may,” “might,” “could,” “see,” “seek,” “forecast,” and similar words. Mimecast intends all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including those risks, uncertainties and factors detailed in Mimecast’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, Mimecast’s actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Mimecast is providing the information in this press release as of this date and assumes no obligations to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresWe have provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance. We believe that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release. Revenue Constant Currency Growth Rate. We believe revenue constant currency growth rate is a key indicator of our operating results. We calculate revenue constant currency growth rate by translating revenue from entities reporting in foreign currencies into U.S. dollars using the comparable foreign currency exchange rates from the prior fiscal period. To determine projected revenue growth rates on a constant currency basis for the fourth quarter and full year 2018, expected revenue from entities reporting in foreign currencies will be translated into U.S. dollars using the comparable prior year period’s monthly average foreign currency exchange rates. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are key indicators of our operating results. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, adjusted to exclude: depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense, interest income and interest expense, the provision for income taxes and foreign exchange (expense) income predominantly related to the elimination of intercompany balances. We define Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA over revenue in the period. Non-GAAP net income. We define non-GAAP net income as net loss less share-based compensation expense and the related income tax effects of excluding share-based compensation expense. We consider this non-GAAP financial measure to be a useful metric for management and investors because it excludes the effect of share-based compensation expense and related income tax effects so that our management and investors can compare our recurring core business net results over multiple periods. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP net income versus net loss calculated in accordance with GAAP. For example, as noted above, non-GAAP net income excludes share-based compensation expense and related income tax effects. In addition, the components of the costs that we exclude in our calculation of non-GAAP net income may differ from the components that our peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP results of operations. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from non-GAAP net income and evaluating non-GAAP net income together with net loss calculated in accordance with GAAP.  Free cash flow. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the acquisition of property and equipment, can be used for strategic opportunities, including investing in our business, and strengthening the balance sheet. Analysis of free cash flow facilitates management’s comparisons of our operating results to competitors’ operating results. A limitation of using free cash flow versus the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities as a means for evaluating our company is that free cash flow does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance from operations for the period because it excludes cash used for capital expenditures during the period. Management compensates for this limitation by providing information about our capital expenditures on the face of the cash flow statement and in the liquidity and capital resources discussion included in our annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MIMECAST LIMITEDCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(in thousands, except per share amounts)(unaudited)   Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,   2017  2016    2017  2016 Revenue                                         $67,272  $48,333  $188,496  $134,154 Cost of revenue  17,728   13,144   49,523   36,860 Gross profit  49,544   35,189   138,973   97,294 Operating expenses                Research and development  10,005   5,889   26,188   15,986 Sales and marketing  31,190   25,336   88,904   69,665 General and administrative  9,478   6,994   26,629   20,047 Total operating expenses  50,673   38,219   141,721   105,698 Loss from operations  (1,129)  (3,030)  (2,748)  (8,404)Other income (expense)                Interest income  301   164   854   307 Interest expense  (56)  (61)  (156)  (244)Foreign exchange (expense) income  (864)  (81)  (2,059)  6,734 Total other income (expense), net  (619)  22   (1,361)  6,797 Loss before income taxes  (1,748)  (3,008)  (4,109)  (1,607)Provision for income taxes  845   362   1,723   1,216 Net loss $(2,593) $(3,370) $(5,832) $(2,823)                 Net loss per ordinary share                Basic and diluted $(0.05) $(0.06) $(0.10) $(0.05)Weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding:                Basic and diluted  57,505   54,949   56,944   54,625                                                     MIMECAST LIMITEDCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)   As of December 31,    As of March 31,                                         2017  2017 Assets        Current assets        Cash and cash equivalents $75,990  $51,319 Short-term investments  52,905   60,347 Accounts receivable, net  53,796   44,358 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  10,269   10,054 Total current assets  192,960   166,078          Property and equipment, net  86,894   32,009 Intangible assets, net  10,279   1,590 Goodwill  5,612   5,363 Other assets  1,564   312 Total assets $297,309  $205,352          Liabilities and shareholders’ equity        Current liabilities        Accounts payable $5,989  $3,558 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  28,755   20,713 Deferred revenue  102,740   84,159 Current portion of capital lease obligations  1,180   233 Current portion of long-term debt  187   1,725 Total current liabilities  138,851   110,388          Deferred revenue, net of current portion  16,684   11,189 Long-term capital lease obligations  2,766   245 Construction financing lease obligation  36,776   – Other non-current liabilities  5,797   1,538 Total liabilities  200,874   123,360          Commitments and contingencies                 Shareholders’ equity        Ordinary shares, $0.012 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized; 57,811,668  and 55,901,996 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2017  and March 31, 2017, respectively  694   671 Additional paid-in capital  202,281   183,752 Accumulated deficit  (99,953)  (94,017)Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (6,587)  (8,414)Total shareholders’ equity  96,435   81,992 Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $297,309  $205,352     MIMECAST LIMITEDCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands)(unaudited)   Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,                                             2017  2016    2017    2016 Operating activities                Net loss $(2,593) $(3,370) $(5,832) $(2,823)Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                Depreciation and amortization  4,719   3,042   12,578   8,703 Share-based compensation expense  3,142   3,641   8,698   7,949 Provision for doubtful accounts  30   33   142   83 Loss (gain) on disposal of fixed assets  1   2   1   (3)Other non-cash items  27   30   191   66 Unrealized currency loss (gain) on foreign denominated transactions  629   14   1,427   (6,293)Changes in assets and liabilities:                Accounts receivable  (7,162)  (6,820)  (7,593)  (6,038)Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,147   (828)  (627)  509 Other assets  9   1   42   (38)Accounts payable  (733)  22   760   2,451 Deferred revenue  12,272   9,453   19,717   15,204 Accrued expenses and other liabilities  1,165   609   2,121   2,847 Net cash provided by operating activities  12,653   5,829   31,625   22,617 Investing activities                Purchases of investments  (23,468)  (57,514)  (47,989)  (57,514)Maturities of investments  16,308   –   54,808   – Purchases of property, equipment and capitalized software  (8,186)  (3,628)  (21,589)  (13,357)Payments for acquisitions  (1,381)  (5,574)  (1,381)  (5,574)Net cash used in investing activities  (16,727)  (66,716)  (16,151)  (76,445)Financing activities                Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares  3,084   402   9,520   1,963 Payments on debt  (553)  (1,139)  (1,631)  (3,629)Payments on capital lease obligations  (227)  –   (416)  – Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  2,304   (737)  7,473   (1,666)Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash  832   (1,015)  1,724   (2,784)Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents  (938)  (62,639)  24,671   (58,278)                 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  76,928   110,501   51,319   106,140 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $75,990  $47,862  $75,990  $47,862    Key Performance IndicatorsIn addition to traditional financial metrics, such as revenue and revenue growth trends, we monitor several other non-GAAP financial measures and non-financial metrics to help us evaluate growth trends, establish budgets, measure the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts and assess operational efficiencies. The key performance indicators that we monitor are as follows:   Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,                                                         2017 2016    2017 2016                    (dollars in thousands)  (dollars in thousands) Revenue constant currency growth rate (1)  36%  39%  40%  36%Revenue retention rate (2)  111%  112%  111%  112%Total customers (3)  29,200   24,900   29,200   24,900 Gross profit percentage  74%  73%  74%  73%Adjusted EBITDA (1) $6,732  $3,653  $18,528  $8,248    (1) Adjusted EBITDA and revenue constant currency growth rates are non-GAAP measures. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and revenue constant currency growth rates to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.(2) We calculate our revenue retention rate by annualizing constant currency revenue recorded on the last day of the measurement period for only those customers in place throughout the entire measurement period. We include add-on, or upsell, revenue from additional employees and services purchased by existing customers. We divide the result by revenue on a constant currency basis on the first day of the measurement period for all customers in place at the beginning of the measurement period. The measurement period is the trailing twelve months. The revenue on a constant currency basis is based on the average exchange rates in effect during the respective period.(3) Reflects the customer count on the last day of the period rounded to the nearest hundred customers. We define a customer as an entity with an active subscription contract as of the measurement date. A customer is typically a parent company or, in a few cases, a significant subsidiary that works with us directly.       Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The following table presents a reconciliation of revenue growth rate, as reported to revenue constant currency growth rate:    Three months ended December 31, Nine months ended December 31,                                                          2017 2016 2017 2016                 (dollars in thousands)Reconciliation of Revenue Constant Currency Growth Rate:                          Revenue, as reported $67,272 $48,333 $188,496 $134,154 Revenue year-over-year growth rate, as reported  39% 30%    41% 28%Estimated impact of foreign currency fluctuations  (3)% 9% (1)% 8%Revenue constant currency growth rate  36% 39% 40% 36%                             The following table presents a reconciliation of Net loss to Adjusted EBITDA:   Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,   2017  2016    2017  2016                                                                              (in thousands) Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:                Net loss $(2,593) $(3,370) $(5,832) $(2,823)Depreciation and amortization  4,719   3,042   12,578   8,703 Interest (income) expense, net  (245)  (103)  (698)  (63)Provision for income taxes  845   362   1,723   1,216 Share-based compensation expense  3,142   3,641   8,698   7,949 Foreign exchange expense (income)  864   81   2,059   (6,734)Adjusted EBITDA $6,732  $3,653  $18,528  $8,248    The following table presents a reconciliation of Net loss to Non-GAAP net income (in thousands, except per share amounts):                                                                 Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,   2017  2016      2017  2016 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income:                Net loss $(2,593) $(3,370) $(5,832) $(2,823)Share-based compensation expense  3,142   3,641   8,698   7,949 Provision for income taxes (1)  1,076   (206)  (731)  (411)Non-GAAP net income (1) $1,625  $65  $2,135  $4,715 Non-GAAP net income per ordinary share – basic $0.03  $0.00  $0.04  $0.09 Non-GAAP net income per ordinary share – diluted $0.03  $0.00  $0.04  $0.08 Weighted-average number of ordinary shares used in  computing Non-GAAP net income per ordinary share:                Basic  57,505   54,949   56,944   54,625 Diluted  61,222   59,755   60,918   58,545    (1) Non-GAAP net income excludes the impact of excess tax benefits resulting from share option exercises which were recorded on a GAAP basis.  Without the availability of excess tax benefits on a non-GAAP basis, our non-GAAP US tax provision utilizes net operating loss carryforwards to offset current year taxable income. We have not yet completed a full assessment of potential limitations under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the finalization of a study may result in an adjustment to or limitation on the amount of net operating loss carryforwards we use.          The following table presents a reconciliation of Net cash provided by operating activities to Free Cash Flow (in thousands):   Three months ended December 31,  Nine months ended December 31,   2017  2016    2017  2016 Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow:                                                Net cash provided by operating activities $12,653  $5,829  $31,625  $22,617 Purchases of property, equipment and capitalized software  (8,186)  (3,628)  (21,589)  (13,357)Free Cash Flow $4,467  $2,201  $10,036  $9,260    Share-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 (in thousands):    Three months ended December 31,    Nine months ended December 31,   2017  2016  2017  2016 Cost of revenue                       $344  $730  $786  $1,201 Research and development  663   735   1,946   1,468 Sales and marketing  1,195   1,531   3,265   3,637 General and administrative  940   645   2,701   1,643 Total share-based compensation expense                                          $3,142  $3,641  $8,698  $7,949      Revenue Constant Currency Growth Rate reconciliation (dollars in millions):    Three months ended December 31, Nine months ended December 31,   2017   2016   % Change 2017   2016 % Change Total revenue as reported $67.3 $48.3 39%$188.5 $134.2    41%Estimated impact of foreign currency fluctuations                                                                       (3)%        (1)%Total revenue constant currency growth rate       36%       40%                   Exchange rate for period                  USD  1.000  1.000    1.000  1.000    GBP  1.328  1.244    1.305  1.331    ZAR  0.073  0.072    0.075  0.070    AUD  0.769  0.749    0.770  0.751     Mimecast Social Media Resources LinkedIn: MimecastFacebook: MimecastTwitter: @MimecastBlog: Challenging Complexity Press ContactAlison Raymond Walsh Press@Mimecast.com 617-393-7126 Investor Contact Robert Sanders Investors@Mimecast.com617-393-7074