Launched connected embedded navigation services with General MotorsGeneral Motors extends partnership through model year 2025
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNAV), a leader in connected car services, today announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017.
"We are very excited about the launch of our connected embedded services to General Motors in the March quarter," said HP Jin, Chairman and CEO of Telenav. "This has been the result of our successful collaboration with GM for the last three years. We are also very pleased that GM has decided to expand and extend our relationship to provide their next generation connected embedded navigation service through model year 2025. This reflects our strength in innovation, excellent execution and shared vision."
Financial Highlights for the third quarter ended March 31, 2017
Recent Business Highlights
Business OutlookFor the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Telenav offers the following guidance, which is predicated on management's judgments:
The above information concerning guidance represents Telenav's outlook only as of the date hereof, and is subject to change as a result of amendments to material contracts and other changes in business conditions. Telenav undertakes no obligation to update or revise any financial forecast or other forward looking statements, as a result of new developments or otherwise.
Conference Call Telenav will host an investor conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)today. To access the conference call, dial 877-879-6203 (toll-free, domestic only) or 719-325-4823 (domestic and international toll) and enter pass code 3148147. The webcast will be accessible on Telenav's investor relations website at http://investor.telenav.com. A replay of the conference call will be available for two weeks beginning approximately two hours after its completion. To access the replay, dial 888-203-1112 (toll-free, domestic only) or 719-457-0820 (domestic and international toll) and enter pass code 3148147.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresTelenav prepares its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the United States, or GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures such as billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings, change in deferred revenue, change in deferred costs, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA on billings and free cash flow included in this press release are different from those otherwise presented under GAAP.
Telenav has provided these measures in addition to GAAP financial results because management believes these non-GAAP measures help provide a consistent basis for comparison between periods that are not influenced by certain items and therefore are helpful in understanding Telenav's underlying operating results.These non-GAAP measures are some of the primary measures Telenav's management uses for planning and forecasting. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP and these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to information provided by other companies.
In addition to billings as a non-GAAP metric, last quarter Telenav began providing non-GAAP gross profit on billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings and adjusted EBITDA on billings' metrics. Telenav anticipates providing non-GAAP gross profit on billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings and adjusted EBITDA on billings through the three months ending June 30, 2017 due to the impact on reported GAAP revenue of certain value-added offerings, including Ford's map updates for SYNC 3 vehicles in the Europe region, which commenced during the three months ended March 31, 2017. The providing of map updates in combination with Telenav's on-board navigation products results in revenue being deferred and recognized over time.
Telenav anticipates early adopting the FASB's new accounting standard, ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, effective July 1, 2017. Telenav anticipates that with the adoption of ASC 606, revenue recognition for certain value-added offerings may change. Once Telenav adopts ASC 606, Telenav does not expect that it will continue to providethe metrics non-GAAP gross profit on billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings and adjusted EBITDA on billings. However, if Telenav is not able to adopt ASC 606 as of July 1, 2017, or if the impact of adoption is not in line with the company's current expectations, revenue and profitability will continue to be affected by the revenue recognition requirements to which its business is currently subject.
Billings measure GAAP revenue recognized plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period. Non-GAAP gross profit on billings reflects GAAP gross profit plus change in deferred revenue less change in deferred costs. Non-GAAP gross margin on billings reflects non-GAAP gross profit on billings divided by billings. Telenav has alsoprovided a breakdown of the calculation of the change in deferred revenue by segment, which is added to revenue in calculating its non-GAAP metric of billings. In connection with its presentation of the change in deferred revenue, Telenav has provided a similar presentation of the change in the related deferred costs. Such deferred costs primarily include costs associated with third party content and in connection with certain customized software solutions, the costs incurred to develop those solutions. As deferred revenue and deferred costs become larger components of its operating results, Telenav believes these metrics are useful in evaluating cash flows.
Telenav considers billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billingsand non-GAAP gross margin on billings to be useful metrics for management and investors because billings drive deferred revenue, which is an important indicator of its business. Telenav believes non-GAAP gross profit on billings and non-GAAP gross margin on billings are useful metrics because they reflect the impact of the gross profit to be earned over time for such billings, exclusive of the incremental costs incurred to deliver any related service obligations. There are a number of limitations related to the use of billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billings and non-GAAP gross margin on billings versus revenue, gross profit, and gross margin calculated in accordance with GAAP. First, billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billings, and non-GAAP gross margin on billings include amounts that have not yet been recognized as revenue orcost and may require additional services to be provided over contracted service periods. For example, billings related to certain connected solutions cannot be fully recognized as revenue in a given period due to requirements for ongoing provisioning of services such as hosting, monitoring and customer support. Accordingly, non-GAAP gross profit on billings and non-GAAP gross margin on billings do not include all costs associated with billings. Second, Telenav may calculate billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billings, and non-GAAP gross margin on billings in a manner that is different from peer companies that report similar financial measures, making comparisons between companies more difficult. When Telenav uses these measures, it attempts to compensate for these limitations byproviding specific information regarding billings, non-GAAP gross profit on billings and non-GAAP gross margin on billings and how they relate to revenue, gross profit, and gross margin calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Adjusted EBITDA measures GAAP net loss excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, other income (expense), provision (benefit) for income taxes, and other applicable items such as legal settlements and contingencies, restructuring accruals and reversals, and deferred rent reversals due to lease termination, net of tax. Stock-based compensation expense relates to equity incentive awards granted to its employees, directors, and consultants. Legal settlements and contingencies represent settlements and offers made to settle patent litigation cases in which Telenav isa defendant and royalty disputes. Deferred rent reversals represent the reversal of deferred rent liability that is no longer required due to the facility lease termination in fiscal 2016. Telenav believes adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of profitability before the impact of certain non-cash expenses, interest income, income taxes, and certain other items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results.
Adjusted EBITDA on billings measures adjusted EBITDA plus the effect of changes in deferred revenue and deferred costs. Telenav believes adjusted EBITDA on billings is a useful measure, especially in light of the impact it continues to expect on reported GAAP revenue for certain value-added offerings the company provides its customers, includingFord map updates. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA on billings, while generally measures of profitability, can also represent losses.
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure Telenav defines as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment. Telenav considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash (used in) generated by its business after purchases of property and equipment.
Telenav determined that it would be meaningful to investors to develop a breakout of the operating results of the advertising business beyond the current GAAP segment reporting of revenue,cost of revenue and gross margin, and it is including such presentation in its non-GAAP reporting results. This presentation reflects operating expenses that are directly attributable to the advertising business. Telenav is unable to provide a similar breakout of operating results for the automotive and mobile navigation businesses beyond the current GAAP segment reporting of revenue, cost of revenue and gross margin because these segments share many of the same technologies and resources and as such, have operating expenses which cannot be fully attributable to one versus the other segment. In addition, the reported non-GAAP operating results for the advertising business only include an allocation of certain shared corporate general and administrative costs that directly benefit the business, such as accounting and human resourceservices.
To reconcile the historical GAAP results to non-GAAP financial metrics, please refer to the reconciliations in the financial statements included in this earnings release.
In this earnings release, Telenav has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 on a non-GAAP basis, for billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA on billings. Telenav does not provide reconciliations of its forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures of billings, non-GAAP gross margin on billings, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA on billings to the corresponding GAAP measures due to the high variability and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections with respect to deferred revenue, deferred costs, stock-basedcompensation and tax provision (benefit), which are components of these non-GAAP financial measures. In particular, stock-based compensation is impacted by future hiring and retention needs, as well as the future fair market value of Telenav's common stock, all of which is difficult to predict and subject to constant change. The actual amounts of these items will have a significant impact on Telenav's GAAP net loss per diluted share and GAAP tax provision (benefit). Accordingly, reconciliations of Telenav's forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP measures are not available without unreasonable effort.
Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Telenav management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currentlyavailable to its management. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: Telenav's ability to develop and implement products for Ford, GM and Toyota and to support Ford, GM and Toyota and their customers; Telenav's success in extending its contracts with existing original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") and automotive manufacturers, achieving additional design wins and the delivery dates of automobiles including Telenav's products; adoption by vehicle purchasers of Scout GPS Link; Telenav's dependence on a limited number of automotive manufacturers and OEMs for a substantial portion of its revenue; Ford's announcement that it believes that the market for automobiles generally will not grow at the pace that it has been growing; the impact of changes in the timing of revenue recognition upon Telenav's adoption of ASC 606; potential impacts of OEMs including competitive capabilities in their vehicles such as Apple Car-Play and Android Auto; Telenav's ability to grow and scale its advertising business; Telenav's ability to develop new advertising products and technology while also achieving cash flow break even and ultimately profitability in the advertising business; Telenav incurring losses; competition from other market participantswho may provide comparable services to subscribers without charge; the timing of new product releases and vehicle production by Telenav's automotive customers, including inventory procurement and fulfillment; possible warranty claims, and the impact on consumer perception of its brand; Telenav's ability to develop and support products including Open Street Maps ("OSM"), as well as transition existing navigation products to OSM and any economic benefit anticipated from the use of OSM versus proprietary map products; the potential that Telenav may not be able to realize its deferred tax assets and may have to take a reserve against them; and macroeconomic and political conditions in theU.S. and abroad, in particular China. Telenav discusses these risks in greater detail in "Risk factors" and elsewhere in its Form 10-Q for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent its management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made. You should review its SEC filingscarefully and with the understanding that actual future results may be materially different from what Telenav expects.
Telenav is a leading provider of connected car and location-based platform services, focused on transforming life on the go for people — before, during, and after every drive. Leveraging our location platform, global brands such as GM, Toyota and AT&T deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences. Additionally, advertisers such as Nissan, Denny's, Walmart, and Best Buy reach millions of users with our highly-targeted advertising platform. To learn more about how Telenav's location platform powers personalized navigation, mapping, big data intelligence, social driving, and location-based ads, visit www.telenav.com.
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