Monotype Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Results
Company Posts Record Performance, and Exceeds Revenue and Profitability Expectations
WOBURN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 15, 2019–Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.
Fourth quarter 2018 highlights
- Revenue for the quarter was $71.4 million, an increase of 10% year over year.
- Creative Professional revenue was $49.6 million, up 29% year over year.
- Net income was $9.5 million; Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA was $26.8 million, a 44% increase year over year, or 37.5% of revenue.
Full-year 2018 highlights
- Revenue for the year was $246.7 million, an increase of 5% year over year.
- Creative Professional revenue was $159.1 million, up 22% year over year.
- Net income was $12.3 million; Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA was $73.4 million, a 31% increase year over year, or 29.7% of revenue.
- Cash and cash equivalents stood at $60.1 million.
“We ended the year with a very strong fourth quarter, capping off the most successful year in company history,” said Scott Landers, president and CEO of Monotype. “The investments we’ve made in our enterprise sales, design, marketing and engineering capabilities have had a positive effect on our top and bottom line results. Our efforts continue to translate into tangible customer value. Our ability to execute over the past few years has enabled us to transform our business from one serving mainly mature markets to now one solidly rooted in growing markets.”
Tony Callini, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Monotype, said, “We are very pleased with our performance in 2018. We exceeded the high end of our guidance for net adjusted EBITDA, as well as the previous high-water mark from 2014, reflecting improved operational leverage across the portfolio. We will continue to operate with a focus on enhancing profitability while growing revenue and returning value to shareholders.”
Fourth quarter 2018 operating results
Revenue for the quarter increased 10% to $71.4 million, compared to $65.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. Creative Professional revenue was $49.6 million, a 29% increase from the fourth quarter of 2017. OEM revenue was $21.8 million, a decrease of 18% from the same period in 2017, as expected.
Gross margin for the quarter was 85.1% compared to 83.1% in the prior year quarter.
Net income was $9.5 million, compared to net income of $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Earnings per diluted share was $0.23, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.28 in the prior year.
Non-GAAP net income, which excludes the amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related compensation expense, and non-recurring expenses, net of taxes, was $18.2 million, compared to $20.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.45 in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $0.51 in the prior year period.
Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA was $26.8 million, or 37.5% of revenue, compared to $18.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, Monotype updated its definition of non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA to include the add back of non-recurring expense to GAAP income (loss) from operations. Accordingly, all non-GAAP financial measures have been recast for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017, to add back certain advisor fees and restructuring expenses included in non-recurring expenses.
Full-year 2018 operating results
Revenue for the year was $246.7 million, an increase of 5% compared to $235.8 million for 2017. Creative Professional revenue was $159.1 million, an increase of 22% year over year. OEM revenue was $87.6 million, down 17% year over year, as expected.
Net income for 2018 was $12.3 million, compared to net income of $11.6 million for the prior year. Earnings per diluted share were $0.29, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.27 in 2017.
Non-GAAP net income, which excludes the amortization of intangible assets, stock based compensation expense, and acquisition-related compensation expense, net of taxes, was $47.3 million, compared to $37.9 million in 2017. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.17, compared to $0.95 in 2017.
The company’s 2018 effective tax rate was approximately 43%.
Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA was $73.4 million, or 29.7% of revenue, compared to non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA of $55.8 million in 2017.
A reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures for the three months and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.
Cash and cash flow
Monotype had cash and cash equivalents of $60.1 million as of December 31, 2018, compared to $70.1 million as of September 30, 2018 and $82.8 million as of December 31, 2017. The company generated $11.4 million of cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2018, consistent with the same period last year. During the fourth quarter of 2018, the company repaid $5.0 million on its outstanding revolving line of credit.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, Monotype repurchased approximately 560,000 shares of common stock on the open market at prevailing market prices, for a total consideration of $10.7 million. For the full year, Monotype repurchased approximately 890,000 shares of common stock on the open market at prevailing market prices for a cumulative consideration of $17.3 million.
Monotype’s most recent dividend payment of $0.116 per share was paid on January 22, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 2, 2019. A dividend of $0.116 cents per share will be paid on April 18, 2019, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 1, 2019.
Monotype’s first quarter and full-year 2019 financial guidance are set forth in the following tables:
|(in $ millions, except for per share data)||Q1 2019||Full-Year 2019|
|Revenue||$55.5 – $59.5||$247.0 – $257.0|
|Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA||$12.5 – $15.5||$71.5 – $78.5|
|Operating expenses||$39.0 – $41.0||$158.0 – $161.0|
|GAAP earnings per diluted share||$0.07 – $0.13||$0.72 – $0.84|
|Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share||$0.19 – $0.25||$1.18 – $1.30|
Conference call details
Monotype will host a conference call on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and full-year 2018 results and business outlook for 2019. Individuals who are interested in listening to the audio webcast should log on to the Investors portion of the Company section of the Monotype website at www.monotype.com. The live call can also be accessed by dialing (855) 312-5713 (domestic) or (703) 925-2611 (international) using passcode 8298138. If individuals are unable to listen to the live call, the audio webcast will be archived in the Investors portion of the company’s website for one year.
Non-GAAP financial measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This non-GAAP information supplements and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles. Non-GAAP financial measures are used internally to manage the business, such as in establishing an annual operating budget and in reporting to lenders. Non-GAAP financial measures are used by Monotype management in its operating and financial decision-making because management believes these measures reflect ongoing business in a manner that allows meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Accordingly, Monotype believes it is useful for investors and others to review both GAAP and non-GAAP measures in order to (a) understand and evaluate current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, and (b) compare in a consistent manner the company’s current financial results with past financial results. The primary limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures are that these measures may not be directly comparable to the amounts reported by other companies and they do not include all items of income and expense that affect operations. Monotype management compensates for these limitations by considering the company’s financial results and outlook as determined in accordance with GAAP and by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables attached to this press release.
This release may contain forward-looking statements including those related to future revenues and operating results; the growth of the company’s business; anticipated savings, costs and expenses resulting from the company’s restructuring actions and changes to the company’s product portfolio; the impact of the company’s revenue recognition policy; the impact of federal tax reform legislation; the execution of the company’s capital allocation and funding strategies; and anticipated business momentum that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to risks associated with changes in the economic climate including decreased demand for the company’s products or products that incorporate the company’s solutions; risks associated with the company’s ability to adapt products or services to new markets and to anticipate and quickly respond to evolving technologies and customer requirements; risks associated with the company’s development of and the market acceptance of new products, product features or services; risks associated with the anticipated cost savings and expenses from the company’s restructuring actions and wind down of certain of the company’s products including that such savings and expenses are not as predicted; risks associated with increased competition in markets the company serves, including the risks that increased competition may result in the company’s inability to gain new customers, retain existing customers or may force the company to reduce prices; risks associated with the ownership and enforcement of the company’s intellectual property; and risks associated with geopolitical conditions and changes in the financial markets. Additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by the company is available in the company’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors included in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent filings. The forward-looking financial information set forth in this release reflects estimates based on information available at this time. These amounts could differ from actual reported amounts to be included in the company’s future earnings releases and public filings. While the company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if an estimate changes.
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