Delivers 10% revenue growth and 58% non-GAAP earnings growth year-on-year; Provides positive outlook for Q3 with expected revenue growth of more than 20% year-on-year
WALTHAM, Mass. – August 05, 2015 — Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), today announced revenue and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Financial highlights for the second quarter include:
The Company recently secured several significant new customer engagements, including a global leader in medical devices, a leading UK-based publishing company, a Fortune 150 industrial electronics company, a market leader in robotics and a global financial information firm.
“Our positive second quarter results indicate strengthening demand across our business. While our largest client continued to be down year-on-year, they grew notably sequentially from Q1. And we expect growth from this client in the second half. At the same time, we continue to diversify our business across vertical markets, secure new wins in marketing services and scale our new onDemand translation platform,” said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge. “We enter the second half of the year with confidence. Revenue momentum continues to build. Revenue from our largest client is returning. We are beginning to see the early synergies related to our CLS acquisition. As a result, we expect a strong second half of 2015 for both revenue and earnings with ongoing expansion in 2016.”
During the quarter the Company was recognized as one of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes for the second consecutive year. The Company also recently was named as the world’s largest language services company by Common Sense Advisory (CSA), an independent market research firm for the fourth consecutive year.
Lionbridge provided outlook for the third quarter of 2015 with estimated revenue of $145-147 million, which would reflect year-on-year growth of 21-22% as compared to the third quarter of 2014.
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 these measures are net income and diluted net income per share and has provided a reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share at the end of this release.
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including expected financial performance, expected revenue and profit growth, and the momentum, pace and strengthening of such growth in Q3 2015, FY 2015 and FY 2016 as well as expected revenue from Lionbridge’s largest customer and synergies from Lionbridge’s acquisition of CLS Communication (“CLS”). These forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views and Lionbridge does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof except as required by law. 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 Lionbridge’s ability to fully integrate CLS and the pace of such integration actions; the timing of the realization of any synergies associated with the acquisition of CLS; 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; its ability to provide and maintain high quality services at a competitive price and related customer satisfaction with such service delivery; the loss of or reduction in demand from one or more major client or customer, which would materially affect Lionbridge’s business; Lionbridge’s ability to expand its relationships with existing clients; Lionbridge’s ability to broaden its client base; the Company’s dependence on clients’ product releases, production schedules and procurement strategies to generate revenues; the anticipated benefits of expansion of global language workflow technologies; the impact of competing language technology on the Company’s existing customer relationships and ability to secure new customers; the ability of Lionbridge to realize the expected benefits of its technology initiatives and acquisitions and the timing of the realization of such benefits; errors, interruptions or delays in cloud-based technology; breaches of security measures; the termination of customer contracts or engagements prior to the end of their term; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from clients; the ability of Lionbridge to integrate acquisitions and expand its customer relationships and the timing and success of such activities; the portion of the Company’s service engagements that are subject to the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; continued uncertainty and volatility in global economic conditions that could negatively affect demand for the Company’s services and technologies; reduced demand for the Company’s services that adversely impacts Lionbridge’s future revenues, cash flows, results of operations and financial condition; 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; risks associated with conducting business outside of the United States, including compliance with changing and potentially conflicting laws and regulations and expenses and delays associated with any such activities; longer collection cycles in particular jurisdictions; risks associated with competition; Lionbridge’s ability to forecast revenue, profitability, technology adoption, customer demand and operating results; changes in tax rates applicable to the Company and changes to the interpretations of applicable tax rates; changes in interpretation of statutory and regulatory positions by international tax authorities in countries in which Lionbridge conducts business; changes in interpretation of employment and tax positions by U.S. state and federal authorities; the failure of Lionbridge to keep pace with technological changes or changing customer needs; 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, 2014 and subsequent filings with the SEC (copies of which may be accessed through the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov).