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8x8, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2015 Results

Fiscal 2015 Revenue of $162.4 Million, Up 26% Year-Over-Year;

Non-GAAP Net Income of $16.2 Million, 10% of Revenue, or $0.18 per Diluted Share

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2015--

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 financial results for the period ended March 31, 2015.

-- Q4 total revenue of $43.5 million, up 22% organically year-over-year. -- Q4 GAAP net income of $183,000, or $0.00 per diluted share. -- Q4 Non-GAAP net income of $4.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share. -- Fiscal 2015 revenue of $162.4 million, up 26% year-over-year and approximately 20% organically. -- Fiscal 2015 GAAP net income of $1.9 million, $0.02 per diluted share. -- Full year fiscal 2015 non-GAAP net income of $16.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

"8x8 ended another record quarter and fiscal year with 26% fiscal 2015 revenue growth and non-GAAP net income of 10% of revenue," said 8x8 CEO Vik Verma. "We achieved these objectives while building a foundation for growth with the expansion of our senior management team and investments in R&D to capitalize on the significant and growing market opportunity for cloud communications solutions that exists worldwide."

Mr. Verma added, "During fiscal 2015, 8x8 made great progress enhancing our cloud communications offerings for the mid-market, solidifying partnerships with industry leading resellers and VARs and rolling out our services to large distributed organizations. As a result of our dedicated focus on integrating our telephony and contact center solutions, optimizing the security and reliability of our services, expanding globally and providing outstanding deployment and support, we believe we are ideally positioned to meet the communications requirements of the highly sought after mid-size and enterprise segments of the market."

Fourth Quarter and Year-to-Date Highlights:

-- New monthly recurring revenue (MRR) sold in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 to mid-market customers and by channel sales teams increased 35% year-over-year. -- Service revenue from mid-market customers increased 34% year-over-year and now represents 43% of total service revenue, compared with 39% in the same year ago period. -- Average monthly service revenue per business customer increased 11% year-over-year to a record $320, compared with $287 in the same period last year. -- GAAP service margin was 81%, compared with 79% in the same period a year ago; overall gross margin was 73%, compared with 70% in the same year ago period. -- Monthly business service revenue churn was 0.5%, compared with 1.2% in the same period last year. -- Cash, cash equivalents and investments was $177.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with $178.4 million in the same period last year; cash flow from operating activities was $21.2 million year to date; spent $19.4 million on share repurchase. -- Ended the quarter with 41,621 business customers, up 10% compared with 37,933 customers in the same period a year ago.

Additional Year-to-Date Business Highlights:

-- Introduced new "Enterprise Suite" of services consisting of Virtual Office telephony and UC, Virtual Office Analytics, "Performance Assured" SLA and "Elite Touch" customer support. -- Completed senior management team with the addition of three key executives: Mary Ellen Genovese (CFO), Enzo Signore (CMO) and Puneet Arora (SVP Global Sales). -- Expanded channel partner program with addition of Arrow Systems Integration, Intelisys and CDW. -- Announced technology milestone with awarding of 100th US patent; 104 awarded patents to date. -- Awarded the #1 ranking in the IHS Infonetics' Annual "Cloud UC Service Provider North American Scorecard" report for the second consecutive year.

"We are issuing our guidance for annual revenue of $193 million - $197 million in fiscal 2016, and we expect non-GAAP net income as a percentage of revenue in the 6% - 9% range as we continue to invest in our mid-market and enterprise growth," said Mr. Verma. "We look forward to discussing 8x8's strategy and range of capabilities to address the mid-market opportunity at our upcoming Analyst Day on June 4, 2015."

8x8 also reported, in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), that employment inducement awards were granted to 31 new employees in connection with their recent hiring. The employees received restrictive stock units for 271,654 shares of the Company's Common Stock and 229,000 options, subject to their continued employment and other conditions.

Conference Call Information:

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results and other matters related to the Company's business today, May 20, 2015, at 4:30 pm ET. The call is accessible via the following numbers and webcast links:

Dial In: (877) 843-0417, domestic (408) 427-3791, international Replay: (855) 859-2056, domestic (Conference ID # 34784282) (404) 537-3406, international (Conference ID # 34784282) Webcast:

Participants should plan to dial in or log on ten minutes prior to the start time. A telephonic replay of the call will be available three hours after the conclusion of the call until midnight May 26, 2015. The webcast will be archived on 8x8's website for a period of one year. For additional information, visit

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and virtual contact center solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 40 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premise PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and web conferencing. For additional information, visit, or or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company has provided in this release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company's ongoing operational performance. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating 8x8's ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing financial results with other companies in the industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share

We have defined non-GAAP net income as net income for GAAP plus non-cash tax adjustments, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related costs, gain on patent sale, gain on disposal of discontinued operations and management transition, loss contingency reserve, and gain on escrow settlement. We have excluded gain on patent sale, gain on disposal of discontinued operations, loss contingency reserve and gain on escrow settlement because we consider these to have been isolated transactions and believe these are not reflective of our ongoing operations, and this reduces comparability of periodic operating results when these are included. Non-cash tax adjustments represent the differences between the amount of taxes we expect to pay and our GAAP tax provision each period. We have excluded stock-based compensation expense because it relies on valuations based on future events, such as the market price of our common stock, that are difficult to predict and are affected by market factors that are largely not within the control of management. Amortization of acquired intangible assets is excluded because it is a non-cash expense that we do not consider part of ongoing operations when assessing our financial performance, as it relates to accounting for certain purchased assets. We have excluded acquisition-related expenses and management transition expenses because these expenses are difficult to predict and are often one-time. We define non-GAAP net income per share as non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted-average diluted shares outstanding. We define non-GAAP net income percentage of revenue as non-GAAP net income divided by revenue. The GAAP and non-GAAP weighted average number of diluted shares to calculate GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share are the same. We believe that such exclusions facilitate comparisons to our historical operating results and to the results of other companies in the same industry, and provides investors with information that we use in evaluating management's performance on a quarterly and annual basis.

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