Lionbridge Reports Q2 Revenue of $113.2 Million and GAAP EPS of $0.03

14% Sequential Quarter Revenue Growth and Strong Earnings Conversion Reflect Growing Customer Demand and Momentum; Reiterates Guidance for Second Half 2011 Strength

Aug 02, 2011, 08:00 ET from Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass.,  Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced revenue and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Financial highlights for the second quarter include:

  • Revenue of $113.2 million, an increase of $13.6 million or 14% compared to the first quarter of 2011 and an increase of $8.4 million or 8% year-on-year compared to the second quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP net income of $1.7 million or $0.03 per share based on 59.5 million weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding.  GAAP net income increased $7.2 million or $0.12 per share sequentially compared to Q1 2011.  GAAP net income decreased $2.8 million or ($0.05) per share year-on-year compared to Q2 of 2010 due to a weakening of the US dollar compared to other currencies and changing work mix.  
  • Non-GAAP adjusted earnings of $4.3 million or $0.07 per share, a sequential quarter increase of $6.0 million or $0.10 per share from the first quarter of 2011 and a decrease of $3.2 million or ($0.05) year-on-year compared to Q2 of 2010.  The Company defines non-GAAP adjusted earnings as net income excluding merger, restructuring and related costs, stock-based compensation, and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.  Please see the section of this release entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the attached table for details and reconciliations of these measures to the comparable GAAP measure.  
  • An ending cash balance of $20.1 million.  

During the quarter, the Company secured several significant new customer engagements, including a multi-year agreement with a leading US automobile manufacturer, and new programs with a multinational life sciences and clinical diagnostics company.

"Our positive second quarter results reflect the progress of our business on all levels.  Our new business is accelerating.  Our large accounts are returning to growth ahead of plan.  Our technology is scaling to new levels of quality and speed," said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge.  "With a solid revenue momentum and growing profit conversion, we expect strong performance in the second half of 2011 and continued expansion in 2012."

Lionbridge provided outlook for Q3 of 2011 with expected revenue of $108-$111 million, reflecting traditional Q3 seasonality. The Company also expects strong sequential quarter and year-on-year revenue growth in Q4.  For FY 2011 the Company expects revenue to be above the mid range of its 5-10% year-on-year growth estimate.

Lionbridge management will conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET this morning to discuss financial performance for the quarter and other matters, including matters related to its future performance. To participate, callers within the United States can dial 800-857-9821 and international callers can dial 210-234-0023.  The pass code for the call is Lionbridge.  The conference call will also be available live via the Internet here.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this release, the Company's adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of results of operations. These measures are presented because management believes they provide additional information to investors with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities. "Adjusted earnings" and "Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS)" are Non-GAAP financial measures and should not be viewed as alternatives to GAAP measures of performance.  Management believes the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share are net income and net income per share and has provided a reconciliation of adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share to net income (loss) at the end of this release.

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIOX) is a provider of translation, development and testing solutions. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle - from development to translation, testing and maintenance. Global organizations rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge and VeriTest brands. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including expected financial performance and expected revenue and earnings growth of Lionbridge in third quarter of 2011, the second half of 2011 and any continuation thereof in 2012, anticipated customer demand, including any acceleration of existing customers' spending, and expected improvements to profitability and financial performance.  Lionbridge's actual experiences, actions, financial and operating results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include the timing or scope of services procured by Lionbridge customers; given that a substantial portion of Lionbridge's revenue is generated from a limited number of customers, the loss of or reduction in demand from one or more major client or customer would materially reduce revenue and cash flow and adversely affect Lionbridge's business; the termination of customer contracts or engagements prior to the end of their term; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from clients; the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on revenue, margins, costs, operating results and profitability and the Company's ability to successfully manage this exposure through hedge instruments and other strategies; the portion of the Company's service engagements that are subject to the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; Lionbridge's ability to provide and maintain high quality services at a competitive price and related customer satisfaction with such service delivery; reduced demand for the Company's services that adversely impacts Lionbridge's future revenues, cash flows, results of operations and financial condition;  the ability of Lionbridge to realize the expected benefits of its technology initiatives and the timing of the realization of such benefits; global economic conditions that may affect the demand for Lionbridge's services by customers and prospective customers; market acceptance of and customer demand for the Company's SaaS-based technology offerings; errors, interruptions or delays in SaaS-based technology or Web hosting; breaches of security measures;  the success of Lionbridge's partnership with IBM; the cost, complexity, timing and speed of development and commercialization activities associated with GeoFluent real-time machine translation technology initiatives and customer and user acceptance of such technologies; risks associated with the financial aspects of the subscription model utilized in connection with the Translation Workspace and GeoFluent; risks associated with conducting business outside of the United States, including compliance with changing and potentially conflicting laws and regulations, restrictions on downsizing operations in Europe and other jurisdictions (i.e. regulatory or works council restrictions) and expenses and delays associated with any such activities;  longer collection cycles and  deeper impact of any global economic downturn in particular jurisdictions; risks associated with competition; costs associated with restructuring, the timing of actions and any anticipated benefits and the ability to realize such benefits;  the duration and outcome of negotiations with works councils with respect to the timing of restructuring and the details of  proposed actions; Lionbridge's ability to forecast revenue, profitability, technology adoption, customer demand and operating results; Lionbridge's ability to perform services in lower cost operational locations and the timing of its transfer of service execution to such locations, and customer acceptance of service execution in such locations; changes in tax rates applicable to the Company and changes to the interpretations of applicable tax rates;; the Company's dependence on clients' product releases, production schedules and procurement strategies to generate revenues; the impact of competing language technology on the Company's existing customer relationships and ability to secure new customers; the failure of Lionbridge to keep pace with technological changes or changing customer needs; Lionbridge's ability to further develop and deploy its translation technologies, including Translation Workspace and GeoFluent; the risk of claims by third parties of intellectual property claims; the ability of Lionbridge to respond to fluctuations in the complexity, timing and mix of services required by customers; and Lionbridge being held liable for defects or errors in its service offerings. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with Lionbridge, please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and subsequent filings with the SEC (copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov).

LIONBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2011

2010

2011

2010

Revenue

$ 113,245

$ 104,872

$ 212,897

$ 205,652

Operating expenses:

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization shown separately below)

78,808

69,643

150,544

138,588

Sales and marketing

8,701

7,465

16,979

14,433

General and administrative

18,657

18,698

37,282

37,490

Research and development

1,518

952

2,914

1,710

Depreciation and amortization

1,435

1,175

2,726

2,305

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

583

1,223

1,166

2,446

Restructuring and other charges

643

666

2,746

1,855

Total operating expenses

110,345

99,822

214,357

198,827

Income (loss) from operations

2,900

5,050

(1,460)

6,825

Interest expense:

Interest on outstanding debt  

185

282

334

579

Amortization  of deferred financing costs

25

44

50

88

Interest income  

15

8

32

33

Other (income) expense, net

423

(731)

881

(457)

Income (loss) before income taxes

2,282

5,463

(2,693)

6,648

Provision for income taxes

560

905

1,031

1,613

Net income (loss)

$    1,722

$ 4,558

$  (3,724)

$ 5,035

Net income (loss) loss per share of common stock:

Basic

$      0.03

$      0.08

$     (0.06)

$     0.09

Diluted

$      0.03

$      0.08

$     (0.06)

$     0.09

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted

57,815

56,619

57,671

56,495

Diluted

59,548

59,854

57,671

59,191

LIONBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands)

June 30,

December 31,

2011

2010

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$    20,084

$    28,206

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $500 at June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010

    67,739

    57,763

Unbilled receivables

17,346

17,471

Other current assets

12,840

9,585

Total current assets

     118,009

     113,025

Property and equipment, net

       20,298

       16,394

Goodwill

9,675

9,675

Other intangible assets, net

8,422

9,588

Other assets

8,126

8,294

Total assets

 $  164,530

 $  156,976

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$    22,553

$   18,185

Accrued compensation and benefits

18,598

17,080

Other accrued expenses and current liabilities

26,970

25,892

Deferred revenue

11,245

11,073

Total current liabilities

   79,366

   72,230

Long-term debt

24,700

24,700

Deferred income taxes, long-term

730

730

Other long-term liabilities

15,265

14,142

Total stockholders' equity

44,469

45,174

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$  164,530

$  156,976

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS (Unaudited)

Comparison to Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2010

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2011

2010

2011

2010

Net income (loss)

$     1,722

$     4,558

$ (3,724)

$ 5,035

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

583

1,223

1,166

2,446

Stock-based compensation

1,388

1,099

2,479

1,994

Restructuring and other charges

643

666

2,746

1,855

Adjusted earnings

$     4,336

$     7,546

$      2,667

$   11,330

Fully diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding

59,548

59,854

59,539

59,191

Adjusted EPS

$ 0.07

$ 0.13

$ 0.04

$ 0.19

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS (Unaudited)

Comparison to Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Q2 2011

Q1 2011

Net income (loss)

$     1,722

$     (5,446)

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

583

583

Stock-based compensation

1,388

1,091

Restructuring and other charges

643

2,103

Adjusted earnings

$     4,336

$     (1,669)

Fully diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding

59,548

57,523

Adjusted EPS

$ 0.07

$ (0.03)

Media Contact: Sara Buda +1 781.434.6190 Sara.Buda@lionbridge.com

SOURCE Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.



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