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BigBand Networks Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results with 62% Increase in Year over Year Revenues and Expanding Gross Margins

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2007--BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND):

  • Net revenues of $52.8 million, up 62% over the same quarter in the prior year
  • On a GAAP basis,
    • Gross margin of 57.5%;
    • Operating income of $3.3 million; and
    • Net loss of $1.0 million, or ($0.05) per diluted share.
  • On a non-GAAP basis (excluding certain non-cash charges -- stock-based compensation, preferred stock warrant expense and amortization of intangibles -- net of tax),
    • Gross margin of 58.0%;
    • Operating income of $5.9 million; and
    • Net income of $5.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.

BigBand Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBND), a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007.

For the first quarter of 2007, BigBand Networks reported net revenues of $52.8 million, an increase of 62% over $32.6 million in the first quarter of 2006. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $1.0 million, or ($0.05) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2006. GAAP net loss in the first quarter of 2007 includes an aggregate of $7.5 million in non-cash charges (including $5.0 million in preferred stock warrant expense, $2.4 million in stock-based compensation expense and $0.1 million in amortization of intangibles), while such non-cash charges represented an aggregate of $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2006. A reconciliation of our GAAP and non-GAAP results is included as part of this release.

Excluding the above-mentioned charges, net of tax, non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2007 was $5.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share. This compares to a non-GAAP net loss of $0.7 million, or ($0.06) per share, in the first quarter of 2006.

Gross margin improved to 57.5% on a GAAP basis and 58.0% on a non-GAAP basis during the first quarter of 2007 from a gross margin of 51.2% in the first quarter of 2006 on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

"During the quarter, we continued to see an expansion of our installed base of solutions and of the capacity of our existing footprint, which favorably benefited our gross margin," commented Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, chairman, president and CEO of BigBand Networks.

Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2007 were $27.1 million on a GAAP basis and $24.8 million on a non-GAAP basis as compared to GAAP operating expenses of $17.7 million and non-GAAP operating expenses of $17.3 million in the first quarter of 2006.

Operating income increased to $3.3 million on a GAAP basis and $5.9 million on a non-GAAP basis during the first quarter of 2007 from a GAAP operating loss of $1.1 million and non-GAAP operating loss of $0.7 million in the first quarter of 2006.

BigBand Networks completed its initial public offering of common stock on March 20, 2007 and raised net proceeds of approximately $88 million through the issuance of 7.5 million shares. As of March 31, 2007, the Company had $144.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

"We are delighted to report strong financial results for the first quarter of 2007, our first quarter as a public company," continued Bassan-Eskenazi. "Some of the world's largest cable and telecommunications carriers continue to demonstrate interest in our media services platforms, built upon a unique combination of networking, video processing and bandwidth management capabilities.

"We believe that our financial achievements to date demonstrate the increasing consumer demand for more and better video services, including high-definition programming. Our growth continues to be a function of the broader adoption of our switched broadcast solution by major cable operators and the increasing deployment of television services by telecommunications carriers, among many other initiatives.

"Looking ahead, we are optimistic about our business and long-term market opportunity. We expect to further leverage our platform and gain footprint with new customers in new geographies. BigBand Networks continues to innovate, and we believe our technology will remain a key point of differentiation in the future," concluded Bassan-Eskenazi.

Business Outlook

Based on current expectations, management provided the following outlook for its business in 2007:

Quarter Ending June 30, 2007

  • Net revenues are anticipated to be in the range of approximately $52 to $56 million.
  • GAAP gross margins are anticipated to be in the range of 54% to 56%, which includes approximately $0.3 million in stock-based compensation.
  • GAAP operating expenses are anticipated to be in the range of $28.5 to $29.5 million which includes approximately $2.7 million in stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles.
  • Provision for income tax is anticipated to be in the range of approximately $0.5 to $0.6 million.
  • Fully diluted weighted average shares are anticipated to be in the range of 70 to 71 million shares.
  • This equates to GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.02 to $0.06.

Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2007

  • Net revenues are anticipated to be in the range of approximately $225 to $230 million.
  • GAAP gross margins are anticipated to be in the range of 54% to 56%, which includes approximately $1.4 million in stock-based compensation.
  • GAAP operating expenses are anticipated to be in the range of $115.0 to $120.0 million, which includes stock-based compensation of approximately $10.0 million and amortization of intangibles of $0.6 million.
  • Provision for income tax is anticipated to be in the range of approximately $2.0 to $2.5 million.
  • Fully diluted weighted average shares are anticipated to be in the range of 69 to 70 million shares.
  • This equates to GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.06 to $0.11.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ANTICIPATED RESULTS

The following table shows our Non-GAAP anticipated results for the quarter ending June 30, 2007 and for the year ending December 31, 2007, each reconciled to the GAAP anticipated results for such period. Our Non-GAAP anticipated results exclude stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, and preferred stock warrant expense (as applicable).

                                         Earnings Per Share
                                             (Unaudited)
                                  Three Months         Fiscal Year
                                     Ending              Ending
                                  June 30, 2007     December 31, 2007
                               ------------------- -------------------
                                  Low      High       Low      High
                               --------- --------- --------- ---------
GAAP                              $0.02     $0.06     $0.06     $0.11
Stock-based compensation and
 amortization of intangible
 assets                            0.04      0.04      0.17      0.17
Preferred Stock Warrant
 Expense--FSP 150-5                   -         -      0.07      0.07
                               --------- --------- --------- ---------
Non-GAAP                          $0.06     $0.10     $0.30     $0.35
                               ========= ========= ========= =========


    Actual results may differ materially from the above estimates.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

BigBand reports all financial information required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but it believes that evaluating its ongoing operating results may be difficult to understand if limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures. Many of our investors have requested that we disclose this non-GAAP information because it is useful in understanding our performance as it excludes non-cash and other special charges that many investors feel may obscure our true operating costs. Likewise, management uses these non-GAAP measures to manage and assess the profitability of its business and does not consider amortization of intangible assets, preferred stock warrant expense or stock-based compensation expense, which are non-cash charges, in managing its operations. Specifically, we do not consider stock-based compensation expense when developing and monitoring budgets and spending. The economic substance behind our decision to exclude preferred stock warrant expense, share-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets relates to these charges being non-cash in nature. As a result, BigBand uses calculations of non-GAAP operating income, net income, net income per share and gross margin, which exclude, net of tax, amortization of intangible assets, preferred stock warrant expense, and stock-based compensation, to evaluate its ongoing operations and to allocate resources within the organization. Whenever BigBand uses such a non-GAAP financial measure, it provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call Details for May 3, 2007

BigBand Networks will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time today. The webcast will be available live on the Investor Relations section of the Company's corporate website at www.bigbandnet.com and via replay beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the call until the Company's announcement of its financial results for the next quarter. An audio replay of the call will also be available to investors beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 3, 2007 until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 31, 2007, by dialing +1-800-405-2236 (+1-303-590-3000 for callers outside the U.S. and Canada) and entering pass code 11088290.

Cautionary Statement

The statements in this release relating to increasing consumer demand for more and better video services, anticipated adoption of our switched broadcast solution and the increasing deployment of television services by telecommunications carriers, our further leveraging our platform to gain footprint with new customers in new geographies, and our business outlook with respect to the quarter ending June 30, 2007 and the year ending December 31, 2007 (including revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, tax provision, anticipated shares outstanding, and earnings per share) are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: changes in demand for video services, the market acceptance of our products; the fluctuations in our gross margins; the concentration of our customer base; competitive developments including pricing pressures; the timing of recognition of a significant portion of our net revenues given the complex systems integration involved; the level of orders that are received and can be shipped in a given quarter; the general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.

For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to BigBand's Registration Statement on Form S-1. You can obtain copies of the Registration Statement on Form S-1 on the SEC's Web site (www.sec.gov).

Stockholders of BigBand Networks are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. BigBand Networks does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this May 3, 2007 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About BigBand Networks

BigBand Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:BBND), is a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data. The company's solutions are designed to process, optimize, and deliver services such as broadband Internet, VoIP, digital broadcast television, HDTV, transport of high quality video, local advertising, VOD, interactive TV and IPTV across coaxial cable, fiber or copper. Service providers use BigBand Networks' platforms to cost-effectively expand revenue-generating offerings of rich content and advanced interactive services. Customers include six of the ten largest service providers in the U.S., and leading service providers in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Founded in 1998, BigBand Networks is based in Redwood City, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, please call +1-650-995-5000, email info@bigbandnet.com or visit www.bigbandnet.com.

                        BigBand Networks, Inc.
           Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
               (in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                         Three Months ended March 31,
                                             2007           2006
                                         -------------- --------------

Net revenues:
Products                                       $45,656        $27,974
Services                                         7,178          4,576
                                         -------------- --------------
Total net revenues                              52,834         32,550

Cost of net revenues:
Products                                        19,068         13,884
Services                                         3,370          2,016
                                         -------------- --------------
Total cost of net revenues                      22,438         15,900
                                         -------------- --------------
Gross profit                                    30,396         16,650
                                         -------------- --------------

Operating expenses:
Research and development                        13,072          8,320
Sales and marketing                             10,314          6,757
General and administrative                       3,522          2,527
Amortization of purchased intangible
 assets                                            143            143
                                         -------------- --------------
Total operating expenses                        27,051         17,747
                                         -------------- --------------

Operating income (loss)                          3,345         (1,097)
Other expense, net:
Interest income                                    881            194
Interest expense                                  (338)          (312)
Other expense, net                              (5,102)          (105)
                                         -------------- --------------
Net loss before benefit from income taxes       (1,214)        (1,320)
Benefit from income taxes                          237            257
                                         -------------- --------------
Net loss for the period                          $(977)       $(1,063)
                                         ============== ==============

Net loss per share - basic and diluted          $(0.05)        $(0.09)
                                         ============== ==============

Weighted - average shares used in
 computing net loss per share - basic and
 diluted                                        18,341         11,252
                                         ============== ==============
                        BigBand Networks, Inc.
        Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
       (in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)

                                         Three Months ended March 31,
                                             2007           2006
                                         -------------- --------------

Net revenues                                   $52,834        $32,550

GAAP gross profit as reported                   30,396         16,650
Stock-based compensation expense                   273             26
                                         -------------- --------------
Gross profit excluding stock-based
 compensation                                  $30,669        $16,676
                                         -------------- --------------

As a percentage of net revenues:
GAAP gross profit as reported                     57.5%          51.2%
                                         ============== ==============
Gross profit excluding stock-based
 compensation                                     58.0%          51.2%
                                         ============== ==============

GAAP operating income (loss) as reported        $3,345        $(1,097)
   Stock-based compensation expense:
     - Cost of goods sold                          273             26
     - Research and development                    673            125
     - Sales and marketing                       1,152             57
     - General and administrative                  314             76
   Amortization of intangibles                     143            143
                                         -------------- --------------
Operating income (loss) excluding stock-
 based compensation and amortization of
 intangibles                                    $5,900          $(670)
                                         ============== ==============

GAAP net loss as reported                        $(977)       $(1,063)
   Stock-based compensation expense              2,412            284
   Amortization of intangibles                     143            143
   Preferred stock warrant expense               4,974             98
   Tax effect of adjustments                      (744)          (138)
                                         -------------- --------------
Net income (loss) excluding stock-based
 compensation, amortization of
 intangibles, preferred stock warrant
 expense, net of tax effect                     $5,808          $(676)
                                         ============== ==============

Net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP -
 basic                                           $0.32         $(0.06)
                                         ============== ==============
Net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP -
 diluted                                         $0.09         $(0.06)
                                         ============== ==============

Weighted - average shares used in
 computing non-GAAP net income (loss) per
 common share - basic                           18,341         11,252
                                         ============== ==============

Weighted - average shares used in
 computing non-GAAP net income (loss) per
 common share - diluted                         62,192         11,252
                                         ============== ==============
                        BigBand Networks, Inc.
                Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                            (In thousands)
                                               As of         As of
                                             March 31,   December 31,
                                               2007          2006
                                           ------------- -------------
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                      $114,088       $38,570
Marketable securities                            30,469        26,904
                                           ------------- -------------

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable
 securities                                     144,557        65,474
Trade receivables, net                           40,309        33,988
Inventories                                       9,373         7,153
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         2,117         2,511
                                           ---------------------------
Total current assets                            196,356       109,126

Property and equipment, net                      14,093        12,788
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net         2,819         2,962
Other non-current assets                          2,935         4,174
                                           ------------- -------------
Total assets                                   $216,203      $129,050
                                           ============= =============

Liabilities, redeemable convertible
 preferred stock and stockholders' equity
 (deficit)
Current liabilities:
Current portion of obligations under
 capital leases                                     $20           $24
Current portion of line of credit and loans
 payable                                          2,255         5,913
Preferred stock warrant liabilities                   -         3,152
Accrued compensation and related benefits         7,232         7,354
Accounts payable                                 11,647        15,109
Deferred revenues, net                           41,374        39,553
Accrued warranty                                  3,392         3,241
Other current liabilities                         9,161         9,724
                                           ------------- -------------
Total current liabilities                        75,081        84,070

Deferred revenues, net, less current
 portion                                         15,209        11,049
Obligations under capital leases, less
 current portion                                     27            32
Loans payable, less current portion                 236         8,567
Accrued warranty, less current portion              992           895
Accrued long-term severance pay fund              3,036         2,744

Redeemable convertible preferred stock                -       117,307

Stockholders' equity (deficit):
Common stock                                         58            12
Additional paid-in capital                      234,919        17,063
Deferred stock-based compensation                (1,095)       (1,405)
Accumulated other comprehensive income               10             9
Accumulated deficit                            (112,270)     (111,293)
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)            121,622       (95,614)
                                           ------------- -------------
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible
 preferred stock and stockholders' equity
 (deficit)                                     $216,203      $129,050
                                           ============= =============

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CONTACT:
The Blueshirt Group for BigBand Networks
Erica Abrams, +1-415-217-5864 (Investors)
erica@blueshirtgroup.com

SOURCE: BigBand Networks, Inc.

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