TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - TORONTO, November 6, 2019 - Optiva Inc. (TSX:OPT), the leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud, released its financial results today for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.
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"During the quarter, Customer Success showed continued improvement, reporting close to 50% and we remain committed to our plan to invest $100m to pivot our company toward the public cloud," said Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva. "Our sales funnel continues to strengthen and we recently signed a new customer onto our SaaS platform. We continue to manage the business cash flow break even so we may invest in our exciting vision to bring telco to the cloud."
Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Revenues decreased by $4.2 million relative to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, primarily due to the discontinuation of support and subscription sales to customers who had previously notified Optiva of their exit as well as fewer software implementations and hardware sales.
Optiva's cost of revenue and operating expenses declined by $13.5 million relative to the fourth quarter of 2018 as a result of Optiva's ongoing focus on operational efficiencies, cost management and lower research and development expenses.
Fourth quarter 2019 research and development expenses included $3.0 million of investments in cloud innovation, which brings the total spent in fiscal 2019, to $9.8 million. Since the beginning of 2018, Optiva has invested a total of $23.8 million in cloud innovation and will continue to spend up to another $76 million over the course of the next two to three years, as per its stated cloud-driven growth strategy.
Net loss for the quarter decreased to $1.0 million compared to a net loss of $14.4 million during the corresponding period in 2018. The improvement in earnings was mainly due to lower operating expenses.
Optiva generated $1.2 million in cash from operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2019, versus consuming $14.2 million of cash in the corresponding period in 2018.
Continued focus and investments in cloud innovation remain at the forefront of the Company's growth strategy.
Subsequent to quarter-end, Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), India's leading telecom service provider initiated a pilot to deploy Optiva's Charging Engine BSS solution on VIL's universal cloud. The pilot to deploy Optiva Charging Engine BSS solution on the VIL's universal cloud is aligned with the focus of Vodafone Idea. The pilot design includes a two-step process — first on a Kubernetes enabled private cloud and then an option for a future, second step on a public cloud platform.
New customer announced to utilize Optiva's BSS platform on the public cloud. The operator will leverage the platform to launch a new mobile virtual network operator service. The Optiva BSS platform, re-architected and made available on the public cloud, is Optiva's new entry into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. The multi-tenant BSS platform allows customers to focus on their business, not on deploying and managing enterprise software.
Optiva announced it has been selected and has won a contract with a Tier 1 telecom operator in the Middle East to be its payment application provider. The application, which will be architected and deployed on the telecom's private cloud, will equip the operator with the scalability necessary to meet its market demands today and achieve continued growth long-term.
Customer Success results for the period January - June have been completed with 49% of revenue reporting success with Optiva products and services.
Change in Fiscal Year End
As previously announced on December 12, 2018, Optiva is changing its fiscal year end from September 30 to December 31 to better align the Company's year-end reporting cycle with its business operations. The Company's transition to a December 31 year-end in fiscal 2019 will include five fiscal quarters.
Optiva Inc. will hold an analyst call on November 7, 2019, to discuss its Q4 2019 results. CEO Danielle Royston and Interim CFO Anin Basu will host the call starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. A question and answer session will follow management's discussion.
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Toll-free (Canada/US): 1-888-220-8474 International: 1-720-452-9217 Reference number: 2936771
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. A replay of the call will be available via Optiva's website (www.optiva.com/investors/) Media Inquiries: [email protected]
About Optiva Inc. Optiva Inc. is the leader in providing communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud. Operators and MVNOs can integrate our best-of-breed charging engine into a BSS stack or deploy our fully managed, end-to-end, SaaS-based platform. Optiva solutions offer unmatched speed, scale, security and savings. Our market knowledge, analytical insights and unique Customer Success Program ensure telecoms are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, visit www.optiva.com.
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