GAAP Net Income for the quarters and years ended Dec. 31, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2012, include tax benefits of $1.4 million and $2.3 million, respectively, resulting from reductions to the deferred tax valuation allowance
A reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP adjusted results is attached to this press release and available on our investor relations Web page at http://investor.zixcorp.com
Fourth Quarter Business Highlights
Beginning in the first quarter of 2014, the Company expects to meaningfully increase its investment in sales and marketing. These investments are aimed at increasing momentum of ZixOne in the Bring-Your-Own-Device market and to further expand adoption of our email encryption and DLP solutions. The new sales benefits from these investments, if successful, would begin in 2014 while much of the revenue benefits would be deferred until 2015 due to revenue recognition timing of the Company's subscription model. Taking this into consideration, for the first quarter 2014, the Company forecasts revenue to be between $12.2 million and $12.5 million and fully diluted adjusted earnings per share to be between $0.02 and $0.03. Full-year 2014 revenue is projected to be between $53 million and $55 million. Fully diluted Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share, which are adjusted primarily for non-cash stock-based compensation and non-recurring expense items, are projected to be between $0.15 and $0.17.
Conference Call Information
The Company will discuss its financial results and outlook on a conference call on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 5 p.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on its investor relations Web site at http://investor.zixcorp.com. Alternatively, participants can access the conference call by dialing 1-877-415-3186 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-857-244-7329 (international) at least 15 minutes before the call and entering access code 26195100.
An audio replay of the conference will be available until Feb. 25, 2014, by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-617-801-6888 (international) and entering the access code 32800127. An archive of the webcast will also be available on the ZixCorp investor relations Web site.
About Zix Corporation
ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company's data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation's most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
Statements in this release that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about forecasts of revenue or earnings, or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to ZixCorp on the date this release was issued. ZixCorp undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to market acceptance of new ZixCorp solutions and how privacy and data security laws may affect demand for ZixCorp email data protection solutions. ZixCorp may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect ZixCorp financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of ZixCorp's most recent filing on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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This presentation includes Non-GAAP measures. Our Non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to comparable GAAP measures, the reasons why management uses these measures, the usefulness of these measures and the material limitations of these measures, see items (A) through (D) on the next page.
USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The Company occasionally utilizes financial measures and terms not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") in order to provide investors with an alternative method for assessing our operating results in a manner that enables investors to more thoroughly evaluate our current performance as compared to past performance. We also believe these Non-GAAP measures provide investors with a more informed baseline for modeling the Company's future financial performance. Management uses these Non-GAAP financial measures to make operational and investment decisions, to evaluate the Company's performance, to forecast and to determine compensation. Further, management utilizes these performance measures for purposes of comparison with its business plan and individual operating budgets and allocation of resources. We believe that our investors should have access to, and that we are obligated to provide, the same set of tools that we use in analyzing our results. These Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. We have provided definitions below for certain Non-GAAP financial measures, together with an explanation of why management uses these measures and why management believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors. In addition, in our earnings release we have provided tables to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures utilized to GAAP financial measures.
ADJUSTED NON-GAAP MEASURES
Our Non-GAAP measures adjust GAAP Cost of revenue, Gross profit, Research and development expense, Selling and marketing expense, General and administrative expense, Operating income, Net income, Net income per share - diluted, and EBITDA for non-cash stock-based compensation expense, and non-recurring litigation expense to derive Non-GAAP adjusted Cost of revenue, adjusted Gross profit, adjusted Research and development expense, adjusted Selling and marketing expense, adjusted General and administrative expense, adjusted Operating income, adjusted Net income, adjusted Net income per share - diluted and adjusted EBITDA. We provide a reconciliation of these adjusted Non-GAAP measures to GAAP Gross profit, Operating income, Net income, Net income per share - diluted and EBITDA.
We do not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per share to GAAP earnings per share. Our forward-looking adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per share information consistently excludes non-cash stock-based compensation expense. Additionally, the adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per share will consistently exclude non-recurring items that impact our ongoing business. See items (A) through (C) below for further information on the current quarter's reconciling items.
Items (A) through (D) on the "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" table are listed to the right of certain categories under "Gross profit," "Operating income," "Net income," "Net income per share - diluted" and "EBITDA" and correspond to the categories explained in further detail below under (A) through (D).
(A) Non-cash stock-based compensation charges relating to stock option grants, restricted stock, and restricted stock units awarded to and accounted for in accordance with Share-Based Payment accounting guidance. See (1) on previous page for breakdown of stock-based compensation. Because of varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and varying award types, the Company believes that the exclusion of stock-based compensation charges provides for more accurate comparisons to our peer companies and for a more accurate comparison of our financial results to previous periods. Additionally, the Company believes it is useful to investors to understand the specific impact of non-cash stock-based compensation charges on our operating results.
(B) Non-recurring litigation costs. See item (2) on previous page for breakdown of non-recurring litigation costs. The Company's management excludes these costs when evaluating the ongoing performance and/or predicting its earnings trends and therefore excludes these charges on our adjusted operating results.
(C) The Non-GAAP adjustment to the tax provision represents the non-cash tax expense included in the GAAP tax provision, including the current period utilization of deferred tax assets created in previous periods. The remaining provision for income taxes represents expected cash taxes to be paid.
(D) EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA adds back stock-based compensation and non-recurring litigation expenses.