Altair announces third quarter 2018 financial results

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Altair has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

‘Altair’s third quarter results reflected better than expected profitability and continued software momentum, despite greater than expected foreign exchange headwinds,’ said James Scapa, Founder, Chairman and CEO. ‘We are seeing broad-based growth across our business, including in the auto sector, due to the superior accuracy and time to value Altair’s solutions provide in the product design process.’

Scapa continued, ‘The pending acquisition of Datawatch significantly advances our vision of simulation driven design by accelerating the convergence of data and simulation. ‘Similarly, the recently completed acquisition of SimSolid is a revolutionary advance in design simulation that will greatly enhance the accuracy and speed of product design. We are confident our expanded product offerings position us well to build upon our leadership in the CAE market and generate continue strong revenue growth and expanding profitability.’

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Software product revenue was $71.3 million, an increase of 13% from $63.2 million for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Total revenue was $93.9 million, an increase of 11% compared to $84.9 million for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Net income was $7.3 million, compared to net loss of $(29.6) million for the third quarter of 2017. The third quarter of 2018 included gain on the sale of a building of $4.4 million, while the third quarter of 2017 included non-cash stock-based compensation expenses of $25.3 million. Diluted net income per share was $0.10, based on 76.7 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to diluted net loss per share of $(0.59) for the third quarter of 2017, based on 50.6 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $9.5 million, compared to $7.0 million for the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) adjusted for income tax expense, interest expense, interest income and other, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges and other special items as determined by management.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $5.1 million, compared to $4.0 million for the third quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.07, based on 77.0 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding, compared to non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.06 for the third quarter of 2017, based on 62.8 million non-GAAP diluted common shares outstanding. Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions, and certain tax adjustments.
  • Cash flow from operations was $3.1 million, compared to an outflow of $(8.7) million for the third quarter of 2017.
  • Free cash flow, which consists of cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, was $0.9 million compared to negative $(10.7) million for the third quarter of 2017.  
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