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 BlackBerry Reports Record Software and Services Revenue in Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019
   Friday, March 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM ET

Fiscal Year 2019

- Record high fiscal year 2019 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $857 million and total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $845 million

- Fiscal year 2019 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 10% year-over-year, at the high-end of the previously provided outlook of 8% to 10%

- Fiscal year 2019 total GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 13% year-over-year

- Fiscal year 2019 total Software and Services billings grew double-digits year-over-year

- Fiscal year 2019 non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.24 versus $0.14 in fiscal year 2018



- Fiscal year 2019 GAAP earnings per basic share of $0.17 and GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.00

- Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $1.0 billion as of February 28, 2019

- Fiscal year 2019 free cash flow generated of $83 million, as reported

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

- Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 total company non-GAAP revenue of $257 million, or 8% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $255 million, or 9% growth year-over-year

- Record high fourth quarter fiscal 2019 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $248 million; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $246 million

- Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 14% year-over-year; fourth quarter fiscal 2019 total GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 16% year-over-year

- Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 Non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.11; GAAP earnings per basic share of $0.09 and GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.08

- Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 free cash flow of $20 million, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings; free cash flow of $18 million, as reported

WATERLOO, Ontario, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months and the twelve months ended February 28, 2019 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

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Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $257 million, up 8% year-over-year. Total company GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $255 million, up 9% year-over-year. Total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $248 million, up 14% year-over-year. Total GAAP Software and Services revenue was $246 million, up 16% year-over-year. Approximately 93% of fourth quarter non-GAAP Software and Services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was recurring after including perpetual licenses that are now recognized ratably. Non-GAAP gross margin was 82% and GAAP gross margin was 81%.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $58 million, and positive for the twelfth consecutive quarter. GAAP operating income was $28 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.11 (basic and diluted). GAAP net earnings was $0.09 per basic share and a GAAP net earnings of $0.08 per diluted share. GAAP net income includes $18 million for acquired intangibles amortization expense, $14 million in stock compensation expense, $8 million in acquisition and integration charges, a benefit of $6 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarized in a table below.
  • Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $1.0 billion as of February 28, 2019. Free cash flow, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings, was positive $20 million. Cash generated from operations was $21 million and capital expenditures were $3 million. Excluding $605 million in the face value of the company's debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was $400 million.

"We delivered on all of our fiscal 2019 financial commitments and created a solid foundation for continued profitable revenue growth in fiscal 2020," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.  "I am pleased to note that BlackBerry is recognized as a $1 billion plus revenue company in security software.  The combination of BlackBerry Cylance's lightweight AI and machine learning cybersecurity capabilities with BlackBerry Spark, our secure communications platform, will make our endpoint management and embedded software products stronger and more essential for enterprises to generate value from the Internet of Things."

Outlook
BlackBerry will provide fiscal year 2020 outlook in connection with the quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call.  The earnings call transcript will be made available on our website and on SEDAR.

Reconciliation of GAAP revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, income before income taxes, net income and basic earnings per share to Non-GAAP revenue, gross margin, gross margin percentage, income before income taxes, net income and basic earnings per share for the three months ended February 28, 2019:



























































































































































Note: Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP basic earnings per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers.  The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company's GAAP results.

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Note: Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP income per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers.  The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented.  Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company's GAAP results.

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Conference Call and Webcast
A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-682-6267 or by logging on at http://ca.blackberry.com/company/investors/events.html . A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #8519329 and at the link above.

About BlackBerry
BlackBerry enables the Enterprise of Things by providing the technology that allows endpoints to trust one another, communicate securely, and maintain privacy.  Based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry was founded in 1984 and operates globally. The Company trades under the ticker symbol "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information visit BlackBerry.com , and follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Investor Contact:
BlackBerry Investor Relations
+1-519-888-7465
investor_relations@blackberry.com

Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
(519) 597-7273
mediarelations@blackberry.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding: the Company's plans, strategies and objectives and the anticipated benefits of its strategic initiatives including the acquisition of Cylance, and its intentions to enhance its product and service offerings.

The words "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "could", "intend", "believe", "target", "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by BlackBerry in light of its experience, historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including the following risks: BlackBerry's ability to enhance, develop, introduce or monetize products and services for the enterprise market in a timely manner with competitive pricing, features and performance; BlackBerry's ability to maintain or expand its customer base for its software and services offerings to grow revenue or achieve sustained profitability; the intense competition faced by BlackBerry; the occurrence or perception of a breach of BlackBerry's network or product security measures or an inappropriate disclosure of confidential or personal information; risks related to BlackBerry's continuing ability to attract new personnel, retain existing key personnel and manage its staffing effectively; BlackBerry's dependence on its relationships with resellers and channel partners; risks related to acquisitions, divestitures, investments and other business initiatives, which may negatively affect BlackBerry's results of operations; risks related to BlackBerry's products and services being dependent upon interoperability with rapidly changing systems provided by third parties; the risk that failure to protect BlackBerry's intellectual property could harm its ability to compete effectively and BlackBerry may not earn the revenues it expects from intellectual property rights; the risk that BlackBerry could be found to have infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the risk that litigation against BlackBerry may result in adverse outcomes; risks related to the use and management of user data and personal information, which could give rise to liabilities as a result of legal, customer and other third-party requirements; BlackBerry's ability to obtain rights to use third-party software; the risk that network disruptions or other business interruptions could have a material adverse effect on BlackBerry's business and harm its reputation; BlackBerry's ability to generate revenue and profitability through the licensing of security software and services or the BlackBerry brand to device manufacturers; the substantial asset risk faced by BlackBerry, including the potential for charges related to its long-lived assets and goodwill; risks related to BlackBerry's indebtedness, which could adversely affect its operating flexibility and financial condition; risks related to government regulations applicable to BlackBerry's products and services, including products containing encryption capabilities, which could negatively impact BlackBerry's business; risks related to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currencies; risks associated with any errors in BlackBerry's products and services, which can be difficult to remedy and could have a material adverse effect on BlackBerry's business; risks related to the failure of BlackBerry's suppliers, subcontractors, channel partners and representatives to use acceptable ethical business practices or comply with applicable laws; BlackBerry's reliance on third parties to manufacture and repair its hardware products; risks related to fostering an ecosystem of third-party application developers; risks related to regulations regarding health and safety, hazardous materials usage and conflict minerals, and to product certification risks; risks related to tax provision changes, the adoption of new tax legislation, or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks related to the fluctuation of BlackBerry's quarterly revenue and operating results; the volatility of the market price of BlackBerry's common shares; and risks related to adverse economic and geopolitical conditions.

These risk factors and others relating to BlackBerry are discussed in greater detail in BlackBerry's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F and the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" section of BlackBerry's MD&A (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov ). All of these factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry's forward-looking statements. Any statements that are forward-looking statements are intended to enable BlackBerry's shareholders to view the anticipated performance and prospects of BlackBerry from management's perspective at the time such statements are made, and they are subject to the risks that are inherent in all forward-looking statements, as described above, as well as difficulties in forecasting BlackBerry's financial results and performance for future periods, particularly over longer periods, given the ongoing transition in BlackBerry's business strategy and the rapid technological changes, evolving industry standards, intense competition and short product life cycles that characterize the industries in which BlackBerry operates. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.













































































































































































































































































 


























































































































































 





















































































































































 

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