TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Optiva Inc. (TSX: OPT) (the "Company"), an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetization solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, released its financial results today for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 and announced it will change its fiscal year end from September 30 to December 31 commencing in fiscal 2019.
(In thousands of US dollars, except per share information)
For the three-month periods ended September 30,
For the fiscal years
ended September 30,
Basic and diluted loss per share
Cash flow from operating activities
"The Company continued to aggressively execute on its restructuring plan and invest in building cloud-native products this past quarter," said Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva. "We have completed most of our restructuring efforts and expect to continue to invest in Customer Success and in sales, marketing and product development to become the leader in telco charging on the cloud."
Fourth Quarter 2018 Results
Revenues declined by $6.5 million relative to the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a reduction in orders from customers and the relative timing of support and subscription renewals.
The total of the Company's costs of revenue and operating expenses declined by $8.3 million or 20% relative to the fourth quarter of 2017.
Fourth quarter 2018 and fiscal 2018 research and development expenses included $2.8 million and $14.0 million of investment in cloud innovation, respectively. We expect to invest up to another $86.0 million in cloud innovation over the next two to three fiscal years.
Net loss increased by $4.0 million to $14.4 million due mainly to increases in non-operating expenses which increased by $4.5 million.
The Company consumed $14.2 million and $61.0 million in cash from operating activities in the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, primarily due to payments associated with restructuring and increased research and development.
Two new key executive appointments were announced to strengthen the leadership team: Jason Rouault appointed CTO and Shay Assaraf appointed CMO.
Announced that Optiva Charging EngineTM is now available on Google Cloud Platform and now available to handle more than 500,000 transactions per second.
Several long-running projects completed and were delivered successfully to customers, including three in the Americas region, three in the EMEA region and two in the Asia Pacific region
Change in Fiscal Year End
The Company 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 will transition to a December 31 year end in fiscal 2019 which will include five fiscal quarters. For further details regarding the length and ending dates of the financial periods, including the comparative periods, of the interim and annual financial statements to be filed for the Company's transition year and its new financial year, reference is made to the Notice of Change of Financial Year End filed by the Company on SEDAR pursuant to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations.
Optiva Inc. will hold an analyst call tomorrow, December 13, 2018, to discuss its Q4 2018 results. CEO Danielle Royston and CFO Ken Taylor will host the call starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. A question and answer session will follow management's discussion.
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Toll-free (Canada/US): 1-866-519-2796 Local: 1 (647) 484-0476 Conference ID#: 175358# 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 leading the telco industry and its innovative customers around the world by offering next-generation software solutions to help them leverage today's digital technologies. Our portfolio of monetization products enables real-time billing, charging, policy management and user experience that are critical to our customers' growth and performance. When deployed in the cloud, Optiva™ solutions deliver the most impact for the best value. Our vision, market knowledge, analytical insights and unparalleled Customer Success Program ensure our customers are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals today and into the future. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc., can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, please go to www.optiva.com.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this document may constitute "forward-looking" statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in this document, such statements use such words as "may," "will," "expect," "continue," "believe," "plan," "intend," "would," "could," "should," "anticipate" and other similar terminology. These statements are forward- looking as they are based on our current expectations, as at December 12, 2018, about our business and the markets we operate in, and on various estimates and assumptions. Our actual results could materially differ from our expectations if known or unknown risks affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions turn out to be inaccurate. As a result, there is no assurance that any forward-looking statements will materialize. Risks that could cause our results to differ materially from our current expectations are discussed in December 12, 2018 Management's Discussion and Analysis and the Company's most recent Annual Information Form, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Optiva's website at www.optiva.com/investors/. Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proving to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward- looking statements. Optiva does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.
OPTIVA INC. Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Expressed in U.S. dollars)
September 30, 2018 and 2017
Cash and cash equivalents
Trade accounts and other receivables
Income taxes receivable
Total current assets
Property and equipment
Deferred income taxes
Investment tax credits
Long-term unbilled revenue
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity (Deficit)
Income taxes payable
Total current liabilities
Pension and other long-term employment benefit plans
Series A Warrant
Deferred income taxes
Shareholders' equity (deficit):
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Total shareholders' equity (deficit)
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity (deficit)
OPTIVA INC. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss (Expressed in U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)
Years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017
Support and subscription
Software licenses, services and other
Cost of revenue
Sales and marketing
General and administrative
Research and development
Loss from operations
Foreign exchange loss
Loss before income taxes
Income tax expense (recovery)):
Loss for the year
Other comprehensive income:
Items that will not be reclassified to net income:
Actuarial gain on pension and non-pension
post-employment benefit plans, net of income tax expense of nil (2017 - nil)
Total comprehensive loss
Loss per common share:
Weighted average number of common shares:
OPTIVA INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Expressed in U.S. dollars)
Years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017
Cash provided by (used in):
Loss for the year
Depreciation of property and equipment
Amortization of intangible assets
Income tax expense
Unrealized foreign exchange loss
Loss on disposal of property and equipment
Change in non-cash operating working capital
Income taxes paid
Issue of preferred shares and warrant
Issue of shares under rights offering
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Interest paid on loans and borrowings
Repayment of loans and borrowings
Purchase of property and equipment
Purchase of intangible assets
Decrease in restricted cash
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes
on cash and cash equivalents
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year
SOURCE Optiva Inc.
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