• Delivered revenue at high end of expectations and EPS above expectations
  • Continued strength in Dragon Medical, Automotive and Enterprise cloud offerings
  • Significant progress in strategic and operational initiatives
  • Maintains full-year revenue guidance; raises full-year EPS and operating margin guidance

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019.

“We are extremely pleased with a strong second quarter and an excellent first half of fiscal 2019,” said Mark Benjamin, chief executive officer at Nuance. “We delivered on our commitments and made significant progress with our strategic initiatives and programs. Of note, we completed the Imaging sale, made excellent progress toward the Automotive spin, and attracted new leadership to the business. I’m proud of how our organization has performed, delivering strong results and putting us on track to meet our full-year expectations and goals.”

FY 2019 Reporting

As a reminder, effective October 1, 2018, Nuance adopted the ASC 606 revenue recognition standard using the modified retrospective approach. Under this adoption methodology, the Company does not recast its historical financials to reflect the implementation of ASC 606. Results will be presented for Q2 19 under both ASC 605 and 606 methodologies and all relevant year-over-year financial comparisons and trends will be on an ASC 605 basis only. In addition, due to the sale of the Imaging business, the Company is presenting results on a continuing operations basis, unless otherwise noted.

ASC 606 Q2 2019 Performance Summary

ASC 606 Q2 2019 Results for continuing operations include:

  • GAAP revenue of $409.6 million and GAAP earnings per share of $(0.07).
  • Non-GAAP revenue of $411.2 million.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.20.

ASC 605 Q2 2019 Performance Summary

ASC 605 Q2 2019 results for continuing operations include:

  • ASC 605 revenue of $449.0 million, compared to $466.2 million in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP revenue of $451.0 million, compared to $469.4 million in the same period last year.
  • Organic revenue growth of (5)% compared to the same period last year.
  • Recurring revenue of $354.4 million, up 250 basis points year over year.
  • GAAP EPS of $0.01, compared to $(0.57) in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.29, compared to $0.23 in the same period last year.
  • GAAP net income of $3.1 million, compared to $(167.1) million in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $84.8 million, compared to $68.4 million in the same period last year.
  • GAAP operating margin of 9.0%, compared to (28.6)% in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 27.3%, compared to 24.2% in the same period last year.
  • Operating cash flows from continuing operations was $111.6 million, or 132% of non-GAAP net income, compared to $97.4 million, or 142% of non-GAAP income in the same period last year.

Capital Allocation

In the second fiscal quarter of 2019, Nuance repaid the remaining 5.375% high-yield bonds at par, reducing annual cash interest expense by approximately $16.1 million. As a result, total debt maturity value is approximately $2.14 billion as of March 31, 2019, down from $2.44 billion as of December 31, 2018, and the Company’s net debt level ratio is 2.7x. Nuance also repurchased a total of 1.2 million shares of its common stock in the second fiscal quarter, at an average price of $13.81 per share, and total consideration of $16.2 million. As of March 31, 2019, and since the beginning of the fiscal year, the Company has repurchased a total of 6.1 million shares of its common stock, at an average price of $15.06 per share, for an aggregate consideration of $91.3 million, and have approximately $466.0 million still available under our existing authorization for share repurchases. Since May 2018, Nuance has repurchased approximately 5.3% of its shares outstanding for an average price of $14.43.

For a complete discussion of Nuance’s results and business outlook, please see the Company’s Prepared Remarks document available at http://www.nuance.com/earnings-results/.

Please refer to the “Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations,” included elsewhere in this release, for more information regarding the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call and Prepared Remarks

Nuance will host an analyst and investor conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. To participate, please access the live webcast here, or dial (877) 273-6124 (US & Canada) or (647) 689-5393 (international) at least five minutes prior to start and reference code 1955829. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing (800) 585-8367 (US & Canada) or (416) 621-4642 (international) and entering code 1955829.

Nuance will provide a copy of prepared conference call remarks in combination with its press release. This process and these remarks are offered to provide shareholders and analysts additional time and detail to analyze the results. The remarks will be available at http://investors.nuance.com/ and will not be read on the call. 

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The Company delivers solutions that understand, analyze and respond to human language to increase productivity and amplify human intelligence. With decades of domain and artificial intelligence expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations – in global industries that include healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, and retail – to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Trademark reference: Nuance and the Nuance logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this document regarding future performance and our management’s future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” "intends" or “estimates” or similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward- looking statements, including but not limited to: the ability to effect the separation and spin-off of our Auto business; our ability to successfully wind-down certain products or business lines; fluctuations in demand for our existing and future products; fluctuations in the mix of products and services sold in specific periods; further unanticipated costs resulting from the FY17 malware incident including potential costs associated with governmental investigations that may result from the incident; our ability to control and successfully manage our expenses and cash position; our ability to develop and execute in a timely manner our productivity and cost initiatives; the effects of competition, including pricing pressure, and changing business models in the markets and industries we serve; changes to economic conditions in the United States and internationally; the imposition of tariffs or other trade measures particularly between the United States and China; potential future impairment charges related to our reorganized business reporting units; fluctuating currency rates; possible quality issues in our products and technologies; our ability to successfully integrate operations and employees of acquired businesses; the ability to realize anticipated synergies from acquired businesses; and to cut stranded costs related to divested businesses; and the other factors described in our most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

Discussion of non-GAAP Financial Measures

We believe that providing the non-GAAP ("Generally Accepted Accounting Principles") information to investors, in addition to the GAAP presentation, allows investors to view the financial results in the way management views the operating results. We further believe that providing this information allows investors to not only better understand our financial performance, but more importantly, to evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. The non- GAAP information included in this press release should not be considered superior to, or a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

We utilize a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, for making operating decisions and for forecasting and planning for future periods. Our annual financial plan is prepared both on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and the non- GAAP annual financial plan is approved by our board of directors. Continuous budgeting and forecasting for revenue and expenses are conducted on a consistent non-GAAP basis (in addition to GAAP) and actual results on a non-GAAP basis are assessed against the non-GAAP annual financial plan. The board of directors and management utilize these non-GAAP measures and results (in addition to the GAAP results) to determine our allocation of resources. In addition, and as a consequence of the importance of these measures in managing the business, we use non-GAAP measures and results in the evaluation process to establish management’s compensation. For example, our annual bonus program payments are based upon the achievement of consolidated non-GAAP revenue and consolidated non-GAAP earnings per share financial targets. We consider the use of non-GAAP revenue helpful in understanding the performance of our business, as it excludes the purchase accounting impact on acquired deferred revenue and other acquisition- related adjustments to revenue. We also consider the use of non-GAAP earnings per share helpful in assessing the organic performance of the continuing operations of our business. By organic performance we mean performance as if we had owned an acquired business in the same period a year ago. By constant currency organic performance, we mean performance excluding the effect of current foreign currency rate fluctuations. By continuing operations, we mean the ongoing results of the business excluding certain unplanned costs. While our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as a tool to enhance their understanding of certain aspects of our financial performance, our management does not consider these measures to be a substitute for, or superior to, the information provided by GAAP financial statements.

Consistent with this approach, we believe that disclosing non-GAAP financial measures to the readers of our financial statements provides such readers with useful supplemental data that, while not a substitute for GAAP financial statements, allows for greater transparency in the review of our financial and operational performance. In assessing the overall health of the business during the three and six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, our management has either included or excluded items in seven general categories, each of which is described below.

Acquisition-related revenue and cost of revenue.

We provide supplementary non-GAAP financial measures of revenue that include revenue that we would have recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisition transactions. Non-GAAP revenue also includes revenue that we would have recognized had we not acquired intellectual property and other assets from the same customer. Because GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. These non-GAAP adjustments are intended to reflect the full amount of such revenue. We include non-GAAP revenue and cost of revenue to allow for more complete comparisons to the financial results of historical operations, forward-looking guidance and the financial results of peer companies. We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew their contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and other customer contracts. Additionally, although acquisition-related revenue adjustments are non-recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these adjustments in connection with any future acquisitions.

Acquisition-related costs, net.

In recent years, we have completed a number of acquisitions, which result in operating expenses, which would not otherwise have been incurred. We provide supplementary non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude certain transition, integration and other acquisition-related expense items resulting from acquisitions, to allow more accurate comparisons of the financial results to historical operations, forward looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions. By excluding acquisition-related costs and adjustments from our non-GAAP measures, management is better able to evaluate our ability to utilize our existing assets and estimate the long-term value that acquired assets will generate for us. We believe that providing a supplemental non-GAAP measure, which excludes these items allows management and investors to consider the ongoing operations of the business both with, and without, such expenses.

These acquisition-related costs fall into the following categories: (i) transition and integration costs; (ii) professional service fees and expenses; and (iii) acquisition-related adjustments. Although these expenses are not recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we generally will incur these expenses in connection with any future acquisitions. These categories are further discussed as follows:

(i)                                 Transition and integration costs. Transition and integration costs include retention payments, transitional employee costs, and earn-out payments treated as compensation expense, as well as the costs of integration-related activities, including services provided by third-parties.

(ii)                                 Professional service fees and expenses. Professional service fees and expenses include financial advisory, legal, accounting and other outside services incurred in connection with acquisition activities, and disputes and regulatory matters related to acquired entities.

(iii)                                 Acquisition-related adjustments. Acquisition-related adjustments include adjustments to acquisition-related items that are required to be marked to fair value each reporting period, such as contingent consideration, and other items related to acquisitions for which the measurement period has ended, such as gains or losses on settlements of pre-acquisition contingencies.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets.

We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets from non-GAAP expense and income measures. These amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. Providing a supplemental measure which excludes these charges allows management and investors to evaluate results “as-if” the acquired intangible assets had been developed internally rather than acquired and, therefore, provides a supplemental measure of performance in which our acquired intellectual property is treated in a comparable manner to our internally developed intellectual property. Although we exclude amortization of acquired intangible assets from our non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets contribute to revenue generation. Amortization of intangible assets that relate to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. Future acquisitions may result in the amortization of additional intangible assets.

Non-cash expenses.

We provide non-GAAP information relative to the following non-cash expenses: (i) stock-based compensation; and (ii) non-cash interest. These items are further discussed as follows:

(i)                                Stock-based compensation. Because of varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types, we believe that excluding stock-based compensation allows for more accurate comparisons of operating results to peer companies, as well as to times in our history when stock-based compensation was more or less significant as a portion of overall compensation than in the current period. We evaluate performance both with and without these measures because compensation expense related to stock-based compensation is typically non-cash and the options and restricted awards granted are influenced by the Company’s stock price and other factors such as volatility that are beyond our control. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include such charges in operating plans. Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.

(ii)                               Non-cash interest. We exclude non-cash interest because we believe that excluding this expense provides senior management, as well as other users of the financial statements, with a valuable perspective on the cash-based performance and health of the business, including the current near-term projected liquidity. Non-cash interest expense will continue in future periods.

Other expenses.

We exclude certain other expenses that result from unplanned events outside the ordinary course of continuing operations, in order to measure operating performance and current and future liquidity both with and without these expenses. By providing this information, we believe management and the users of the financial statements are better able to understand the financial results of what we consider to be our organic, continuing operations. Included in these expenses are items such as restructuring charges, asset impairments and other charges (credits), net, and losses from extinguishing our convertible debt. Other items such as consulting and professional services fees related to assessing strategic alternatives and our transformation programs, implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606), and expenses associated with the malware incident and remediation thereof are also excluded.

Non-GAAP income tax provision.

Effective Q2 2017, we changed our method of calculating our non-GAAP income tax provision. Under the prior method, we calculated our non-GAAP tax provision using a cash tax method to reflect the estimated amount we expected to pay or receive in taxes related to the period, which is equivalent to our GAAP current tax provision. Under the new method, our non-GAAP income tax provision is determined based on our non- GAAP pre-tax income. The tax effect of each non-GAAP adjustment, if applicable, is computed based on the statutory tax rate of the jurisdiction to which the adjustment relates. Additionally, as our non-GAAP profitability is higher based on the non-GAAP adjustments, we adjust the GAAP tax provision to remove valuation allowances and related effects based on the higher level of reported non-GAAP profitability. We also exclude from our non-GAAP tax provision certain discrete tax items as they occur, which in fiscal year 2018 also includes certain impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Contact Information

For Press
Richard Mack
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Tel: 781-565-5000
Email: richard.mack@nuance.com

For Investors
Tracy Krumme
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Tel: 781-565-4334
Email: tracy.krumme@nuance.com

Financial Tables Follow

 
Nuance Communications, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Unaudited
             
  Three months ended Six months ended
  March 31, March 31,
  2019 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
             
  (ASC 606) (ASC 605) (ASC 605) (ASC 606) (ASC 605) (ASC 605)
Revenues:            
Hosting and professional services $251,111  $264,311  $273,449  $510,699  $531,935  $531,428 
Product and licensing  97,543   124,194   130,446   255,540   259,463   255,194 
Maintenance and support  60,929   60,500   62,298   136,998   121,239   126,795 
Total revenues  409,583   449,005   466,193   903,237   912,637   913,417 
             
Cost of revenues:            
Hosting and professional services  153,637   154,322   180,257   316,807   313,554   351,784 
Product and licensing  9,940   16,525   14,126   42,690   31,245   27,898 
Maintenance and support  8,966   8,247   9,579   16,727   16,774   19,004 
Amortization of intangible assets  9,048   9,048   13,058   18,805   18,805   26,572 
Total cost of revenues  181,591   188,142   217,020   395,029   380,378   425,258 
             
Gross profit  227,992   260,863   249,173   508,208   532,259   488,159 
             
Operating expenses:            
Research and development  65,848   65,848   66,698   134,176   134,176   132,784 
Sales and marketing  75,755   73,653   74,857   151,114   150,534   155,417 
General and administrative  40,422   40,422   73,183   84,471   84,471   124,956 
Amortization of intangible assets  16,956   16,956   18,397   33,930   33,930   37,238 
Acquisition-related costs, net  2,233   2,233   2,360   5,069   5,069   7,921 
Restructuring and other charges, net  21,469   21,469   8,881   44,550   44,550   22,450 
Impairment of goodwill  -   -   137,907   -   -   137,907 
Total operating expenses  222,683   220,581   382,283   453,310   452,730   618,673 
             
Income (loss) from operations  5,309   40,282   (133,110)  54,898   79,529   (130,514)
             
Other expenses, net  (27,016)  (27,016)  (32,038)  (57,920)  (57,920)  (66,138)
             
Income (loss) before income taxes  (21,707)  13,266   (165,148)  (3,022)  21,609   (196,652)
             
(Benefit) provision for income taxes  (958)  10,131   1,993   28   10,707   (76,976)
             
Net (loss) income from continuing operations  (20,749)  3,135   (167,141)  (3,050)  10,902   (119,676)
Net income from discontinued operations  98,081   121,622   3,088   99,472   120,919   8,851 
Net income (loss) $77,332  $124,757  $(164,053) $96,422  $131,821  $(110,825)
             
Net income (loss) per common share - basic:            
Continuing operations $(0.07) $0.01  $(0.57) $(0.01) $0.04  $(0.41)
Discontinued operations  0.34   0.43   0.01   0.35   0.42   0.03 
Total net income (loss) per basic common share $0.27  $0.44  $(0.56) $0.34  $0.46  $(0.38)
             
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted:            
Continuing operations $(0.07) $0.01  $(0.57) $(0.01) $0.04  $(0.41)
Discontinued operations  0.34   0.42   0.01   0.35   0.42   0.03 
Total net income (loss) per diluted common share $0.27  $0.43  $(0.56) $0.34  $0.46  $(0.38)
             
Weighted average common shares outstanding:            
Basic  285,866   285,866   294,103   286,849   286,849   292,720 
Diluted  285,866   287,866   294,103   286,849   289,012   292,720 
                         


       
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
       
       
ASSETS March 31, 2019 March 31, 2019 September 30, 2018
  (ASC 606) (ASC 605) (ASC 605)
  Unaudited Unaudited  
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $474,776 $474,776 $315,963
Marketable securities  145,908  145,908  135,579
Accounts receivable, net  292,567  319,860  347,873
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  171,717  133,134  94,814
Current assets held for sale  -  -  34,402
Total current assets  1,084,968  1,073,678  928,631
       
Marketable securities  12,414  12,414  21,932
Land, building and equipment, net  142,968  142,968  153,452
Goodwill  3,238,410  3,238,410  3,247,105
Intangible assets, net  398,312  398,312  450,001
Other assets  255,928  120,607  141,761
Long-term assets held for sale  -  -  359,497
Total assets $5,133,000 $4,986,389 $5,302,379
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
       
Current liabilities:      
Contingent and deferred acquisition payments $12,249 $12,249 $14,211
Accounts payable  83,295  83,295  80,912
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  211,471  212,236  269,339
Deferred revenue  300,746  356,811  330,689
Current liabilities held for sale  -  -  69,013
Total current liabilities  607,761  664,591  764,164
       
Long-term debt  1,911,185  1,911,185  2,185,361
Deferred revenue, net of current portion  414,437  430,591  434,316
Other liabilities  154,870  133,390  143,524
Long-term liabilities held for sale  -  -  57,518
Total liabilities  3,088,253  3,139,757  3,584,883
       
Stockholders' equity  2,044,747  1,846,632  1,717,496
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $5,133,000 $4,986,389 $5,302,379
       
       


         
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Unaudited
  Three months ended Six months ended
  March 31, March 31,
  2019 2018 2019 2018
         
  (ASC 606) (ASC 605) (ASC 606) (ASC 605)
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss from continuing operations $(20,749) $(167,141) $(3,050) $(119,676)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  40,758   46,412   83,305   94,245 
Stock-based compensation  29,871   31,742   64,211   67,967 
Non-cash interest expense  12,388   11,854   24,686   25,195 
Deferred tax (benefit) provision  (8,060)  6,989   (12,815)  (90,143)
Loss on extinguishment of debt  910   -   910   - 
Impairment of goodwill  -   137,907   -   137,907 
Impairment of fixed assets  -   434   -   1,780 
Other  493   1,294   805   579 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions:        
Accounts receivable  46,741   20,679   24,914   (19,815)
Prepaid expenses and other assets  (222)  (3,380)  (20,033)  (22,381)
Accounts payable  (8,197)  9,277   3,240   (2,579)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  11,903   1,151   (7,985)  4,196 
Deferred revenue  5,760   210   41,013   88,460 
Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations  111,596   97,428   199,201   165,735 
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities - discontinued operations  (7,931)  11,832   4,355   29,630 
Net cash provided by operating activities  103,665   109,260   203,556   195,365 
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Capital expenditures  (11,214)  (12,783)  (23,434)  (25,326)
Proceeds from sale of Imaging business, net of transaction fees  404,045   -   404,045   - 
Payments for business and asset acquisitions, net of cash acquired  (1,106)  (4,120)  (2,553)  (12,768)
Purchases of marketable securities and other investments  (71,663)  (60,547)  (119,165)  (92,994)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities and other investments 71,983   35,468   117,661   195,273 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities  392,045   (41,982)  376,554   64,185 
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Repayment and redemption of debt  (300,000)  -   (300,000)  (331,172)
Payments for repurchase of common stock  (16,168)  -   (91,321)  - 
Acquisition payments with extended payment terms  -   (47)  -   (16,927)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock from employee stock plans  8,643   9,354   8,643   9,360 
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards  (6,540)  (5,389)  (38,191)  (44,006)
Other financing activities  (511)  (582)  (1,210)  (647)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities  (314,576)  3,336   (422,079)  (383,392)
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  391   (433)  782   185 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  181,525   70,181   158,813   (123,657)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  293,251   398,461   315,963   592,299 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $474,776  $468,642  $474,776  $468,642 
         


         
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in thousands)
Unaudited
 
  Three months ended
  March 31,
  2019 2018
  ASC 606 Adjustments ASC 605 ASC 605
         
GAAP revenues $409,583  $39,422  $449,005  $466,193 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: professional services and hosting  1,220   27   1,247   1,019 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: product and licensing  251   489   740   2,033 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: maintenance and support  111   (89)  22   136 
Non-GAAP revenues $411,165  $39,849  $451,014  $469,381 
         
GAAP cost of revenues $181,591  $6,551  $188,142  $217,020 
Cost of revenues from amortization of intangible assets  (9,048)  -   (9,048)  (13,058)
Cost of revenues adjustments: professional services and hosting (1)  (5,481)  -   (5,481)  (6,306)
Cost of revenues adjustments: product and licensing (1)  (132)  -   (132)  (112)
Cost of revenues adjustments: maintenance and support (1)  (381)  -   (381)  (538)
Cost of revenues adjustments: Other  (10)  10   -   (76)
Non-GAAP cost of revenues $166,539  $6,561  $173,100  $196,930 
         
GAAP gross profit $227,992  $32,871  $260,863  $249,173 
Gross profit adjustments  16,634   417   17,051   23,278 
Non-GAAP gross profit $244,626  $33,288  $277,914  $272,451 
         
GAAP income (loss) from operations $5,309  $34,973  $40,282  $(133,110)
Gross profit adjustments  16,634   417   17,051   23,278 
Research and development (1)  7,820   -   7,820   7,757 
Sales and marketing (1)  7,638   -   7,638   7,372 
General and administrative (1)  8,419   -   8,419   9,657 
Acquisition-related costs, net  2,233   -   2,233   2,360 
Amortization of intangible assets  16,956   -   16,956   18,397 
Restructuring and other charges, net  21,469   -   21,469   8,881 
Impairment of goodwill  -   -   -   137,907 
Other  1,406   (12)  1,394   31,219 
Non-GAAP income from operations $87,884  $35,378  $123,262  $113,718 
         
GAAP (loss) income before income taxes $(21,707) $34,973  $13,266  $(165,148)
Gross profit adjustments  16,634   417   17,051   23,278 
Research and development (1)  7,820   -   7,820   7,757 
Sales and marketing (1)  7,638   -   7,638   7,372 
General and administrative (1)  8,419   -   8,419   9,657 
Acquisition-related costs, net  2,233   -   2,233   2,360 
Amortization of intangible assets  16,956   -   16,956   18,397 
Restructuring and other charges, net  21,469   -   21,469   8,881 
Impairment of goodwill  -   -   -   137,907 
Non-cash interest expense  12,388   -   12,388   11,854 
Other (4)  2,314   (12)  2,302   31,056 
Non-GAAP income before income taxes $74,164  $35,378  $109,542  $93,371 
         
         
(4) Includes approximately $28 million and $38 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.
         


          
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in thousands)
Unaudited
   Six months ended
   March 31,
   2019 2018
   ASC 606 Adjustments ASC 605 ASC 605
          
GAAP revenues  $903,237  $9,400  $912,637  $913,417 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: professional services and hosting   2,452   57   2,509   2,294 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: product and licensing   429   1,021   1,450   6,672 
Acquisition-related revenue adjustments: maintenance and support   257   (116)  141   193 
Non-GAAP revenues  $906,375  $10,362  $916,737  $922,576 
          
GAAP cost of revenues  $395,029  $(14,651) $380,378  $425,258 
Cost of revenues from amortization of intangible assets   (18,805)  -   (18,805)  (26,572)
Cost of revenues adjustments: professional services and hosting (1)   (12,813)  -   (12,813)  (13,684)
Cost of revenues adjustments: product and licensing (1)   (396)  -   (396)  (378)
Cost of revenues adjustments: maintenance and support (1)   (147)  -   (147)  (1,219)
Cost of revenues adjustments: Other   (383)  10   (373)  (141)
Non-GAAP cost of revenues  $362,485  $(14,641) $347,844  $383,264 
          
GAAP gross profit  $508,208  $24,051  $532,259  $488,159 
Gross profit adjustments   35,682   952   36,634   51,153 
Non-GAAP gross profit  $543,890  $25,003  $568,893  $539,312 
          
GAAP income (loss) from operations  $54,898  $24,631  $79,529  $(130,514)
Gross profit adjustments   35,682   952   36,634   51,153 
Research and development (1)   16,650   -   16,650   16,764 
Sales and marketing (1)   16,895   -   16,895   17,536 
General and administrative (1)   17,310   -   17,310   18,386 
Acquisition-related costs, net   5,069   -   5,069   7,921 
Amortization of intangible assets   33,930   -   33,930   37,238 
Restructuring and other charges, net   44,550   -   44,550   22,450 
Impairment of goodwill   -   -   -   137,907 
Other   5,683   (53)  5,630   43,263 
Non-GAAP income from operations  $230,667  $25,530  $256,197  $222,104 
          
GAAP (loss) income before income taxes  $(3,022) $24,631  $21,609  $(196,652)
Gross profit adjustments   35,682   952   36,634   51,153 
Research and development (1)   16,650   -   16,650   16,764 
Sales and marketing (1)   16,895   -   16,895   17,536 
General and administrative (1)   17,310   -   17,310   18,386 
Acquisition-related costs, net   5,069   -   5,069   7,921 
Amortization of intangible assets   33,930   -   33,930   37,238 
Restructuring and other charges, net   44,550   -   44,550   22,450 
Impairment of goodwill   -   -   -   137,907 
Non-cash interest expense   24,686   -   24,686   25,195 
Other (4)   7,042   (53)  6,989   43,100 
Non-GAAP income before income taxes  $198,792  $25,530  $224,322  $180,998 
          
          
(4) Includes approximately $28 million and $38 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.
            


         
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Unaudited
         
         
  Three months ended
  March 31,
  2019 2018
  ASC 606 Adjustments ASC 605 ASC 605
         
GAAP (benefit) provision for income taxes $(958) $11,089  $10,131  $1,993 
Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments  35,449   297   35,746   37,069 
Removal of valuation allowance and other items  (17,677)  (3,451)  (21,128)  (21,970)
Removal of discrete items(3)  -   -   -   7,874 
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes $16,814  $7,935  $24,749  $24,966 
         
GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations $(20,749) $23,884  $3,135  $(167,141)
Acquisition-related adjustment - revenues (2)  1,582   427   2,009   3,188 
Acquisition-related costs, net  2,233   -   2,233   2,360 
Cost of revenue from amortization of intangible assets  9,048   -   9,048   13,058 
Amortization of intangible assets  16,956   -   16,956   18,397 
Restructuring and other charges, net  21,469   -   21,469   8,881 
Impairment of goodwill  -   -   -   137,907 
Stock-based compensation (1)  29,871   -   29,871   31,742 
Non-cash interest expense  12,388   -   12,388   11,854 
Adjustment to income tax expense  (17,772)  3,154   (14,618)  (22,973)
Other (4)  2,324   (22)  2,302   31,132 
Non-GAAP net income  $57,350  $27,443  $84,793  $68,405 
         
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $0.20    $0.29  $0.23 
         
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding  287,866     287,866   296,449 
         
         
(3) As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (‘TCJA’), for the six months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of approximately $87.0 million related to remeasuring certain deferred tax assets and liabilities at the lower rates, offset in part by a $2.0 million provision for the deemed repatriation of foreign cash and earnings. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax expense of approximately $10.0 million, as we revised our estimates of the deferred tax benefit, offset by a cash tax benefit of $12.0 million based on recent IRS guidance regarding the mandatory one-time repatriation tax, reducing the original $14.0 million tax expense recorded in the first quarter of 2018. Also for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of $8.5 million related to the impairment of deductible goodwill in Brazil.
 
(4) Includes approximately $28 million and $38 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.
         


          
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Unaudited
          
          
   Six months ended
   March 31,
   2019 2018
   ASC 606 Adjustments ASC 605 ASC 605
          
GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes  $28  $10,679  $10,707  $(76,976)
Income tax effect of Non-GAAP adjustments   61,269   90   61,359   69,230 
Removal of valuation allowance and other items   (16,535)  (4,389)  (20,924)  (37,966)
Removal of discrete items(3)   1,253   -   1,253   91,069 
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes  $46,015  $6,380  $52,395  $45,357 
          
GAAP net (loss) income from continuing operations  $(3,050) $13,952  $10,902  $(119,676)
Acquisition-related adjustment - revenues (2)   3,138   962   4,100   9,159 
Acquisition-related costs, net   5,069   -   5,069   7,921 
Cost of revenue from amortization of intangible assets   18,805   -   18,805   26,572 
Amortization of intangible assets   33,930   -   33,930   37,238 
Restructuring and other charges, net   44,550   -   44,550   22,450 
Impairment of goodwill   -   -   -   137,907 
Stock-based compensation (1)   64,211   -   64,211   67,967 
Non-cash interest expense   24,686   -   24,686   25,195 
Adjustment to income tax expense   (45,987)  4,299   (41,688)  (122,333)
Other (4)   7,425   (62)  7,363   43,241 
Non-GAAP net income   $152,777  $19,151  $171,928  $135,641 
          
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share  $0.53    $0.59  $0.45 
          
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   289,012     289,012   299,822 
          
          
(3) As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (‘TCJA’), for the six months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of approximately $87.0 million related to remeasuring certain deferred tax assets and liabilities at the lower rates, offset in part by a $2.0 million provision for the deemed repatriation of foreign cash and earnings. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax expense of approximately $10.0 million, as we revised our estimates of the deferred tax benefit, offset by a cash tax benefit of $12.0 million based on recent IRS guidance regarding the mandatory one-time repatriation tax, reducing the original $14.0 million tax expense recorded in the first quarter of 2018. Also for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of $8.5 million related to the impairment of deductible goodwill in Brazil.
 
(4) Includes approximately $28 million and $38 million in professional services costs associated with considering strategic alternatives for certain businesses and establishing our Automotive business as an independent reporting segment, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.
             
         


     
Nuance Communications, Inc.
Supplemental Financial Information - GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations, continued
(in thousands)
Unaudited
        
 Three months ended Six months ended
 March 31, March 31,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
        
(1) Stock-based compensation       
Cost of professional services and hosting$5,481 $6,306 $12,813 $13,684
Cost of product and licensing 132  112  396  378
Cost of maintenance and support 381  538  147  1,219
Research and development 7,820  7,757  16,650  16,764
Sales and marketing 7,638  7,372  16,895  17,536
General and administrative 8,419  9,657  17,310  18,386
Total$29,871 $31,742 $64,211 $67,967
        
(2) Acquisition-related revenue       
Revenues$1,582 $3,188 $3,138 $9,159
Total$1,582 $3,188 $3,138 $9,159