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    BlackBerry Reports 43 Percent Year-over-Year Organic Growth in Software License Revenue for the Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter

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    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2015) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today reported financial results for the three months ended November 28, 2015 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).


    Q3 Highlights



    Non-GAAP total revenue of $557 million, up 14 percent over Q2 FY16

    Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $162 million, up 183 percent year over year and up 119 percent quarter over quarter

    Adjusted EBITDA of $114 million

    Cash and investments balance of $2.71 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, including the impact of the recent acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology

    Non-GAAP loss of ($0.03) per share

    Completed the acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology

    Launched the PRIV in November, the only smartphone that combines BlackBerry-level security with the Google Play App Store's 1.6 million apps

    Confirmed plans to release OS version 10.3.3 on BlackBerry 10 to support NIAP certification



    Q3 Results


    Non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $557 million with GAAP revenue of $548 million. GAAP revenue reflects a purchase accounting write down of deferred revenue associated with recent acquisitions. The non-GAAP revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 29% for software and services, 31% for service access fees (SAF), and 40% for hardware and other revenue.
    BlackBerry had 2,713 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Approximately 70% of third quarter software revenue was recurring.
    Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter was ($15) million, or ($0.03) per share. GAAP net loss for the quarter was ($89) million, or ($0.17) per basic share. Basic GAAP net income reflects a purchase accounting impact of $9 million on GAAP revenue, a non-cash credit associated with the change in the fair value of the debentures of $5 million (the "Q3 Fiscal 2016 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment"), pre-tax charges of $38 million related to restructuring and acquisition costs, stock compensation of $14 million, and amortization of acquired intangibles of $18 million. The impact of these adjustments on GAAP net income and earnings per share is summarized in a table below.
    Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.71 billion as of November 28, 2015. This reflects $15 million of positive free cash flow, $636 million used in acquisition costs for AtHoc and Good Technology and $10 million used to repurchase 1.6 million shares. Excluding $1.25 billion in the face value of our debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was $1.46 billion. Purchase orders with contract manufacturers totaled approximately $298 million at the end of the third quarter, compared to $248 million at the end of the second quarter and down from $565 million in the year ago quarter. Operating cash flow was $19 million.
    "I am pleased with our continued progress on BlackBerry's strategic priorities, leading to 14 percent sequential growth in total revenue for Q3. We delivered accelerating growth in enterprise software and higher revenue across all of our areas of focus," said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chen. "Our new PRIV device has been well received since its launch in November, and we are expanding distribution to additional carriers around the world in the next several quarters.
    "BlackBerry has a solid financial foundation, and we are executing well. To sustain our current direction, we are stepping up investments to drive continued software growth and the additional PRIV launches. I anticipate this will result in sequential revenue growth in our software, hardware and messaging businesses in Q4."


    Outlook


    The company continues to anticipate positive free cash flow and adjusted EBITDA.

    Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, income before income taxes, net income and earnings per share to Non-GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, loss before income taxes, net loss and loss per share:

    (United States dollars, in millions except per share data)




    Q3 Fiscal 2016 Non-GAAP Adjustments




    For the Three Months Ended November 28, 2015
    (in millions)







    Income

    statement


    location



    Gross

    margin


    (before

    taxes)

    (1)




    Gross

    margin %


    (before

    taxes)

    (1)




    Loss

    before


    income

    taxes




    Net

    loss




    Basic

    loss

    per


    share






    As reported



    $
    236

    43.1 %

    $
    (120
    )

    $
    (89
    )

    $
    (0.17
    )



    Debentures fair value adjustment(2)
    Debentures fair value

    adjustment


    -


    - %



    (5

    )



    (5

    )








    RAP charges (3)
    Cost of sales


    5

    0.9 %


    5



    5








    RAP charges (3)
    Research and

    development


    -


    - %



    2




    2









    RAP charges (3)
    Selling, marketing and

    administration


    -


    - %



    26




    26









    CORE program charges(4)
    Selling, marketing and

    administration


    -


    - %



    (6

    )



    (6

    )








    Software deferred revenue acquired(5)
    Revenue



    9


    0.9 %



    9




    9









    Stock compensation expense(6)
    Research and

    development


    -


    - %



    4




    4









    Stock compensation expense(6)
    Selling, marketing and

    administration


    -


    - %



    10




    10









    Acquired intangibles amortization(7)
    Amortization


    -

    - %


    18



    18








    Business acquisition costs(8)
    Selling, marketing and

    administration





    -




    - %





    11






    11









    Adjusted



    $
    250

    44.9 %

    $
    (46
    )

    $
    (15
    )

    $
    (0.03
    )




    Note: Non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP loss before income taxes, non- GAAP net loss and non-GAAP loss per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company's GAAP results.




    (1)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported GAAP gross margin of $236 million or 43.1% of revenue. Excluding the impact of the resource alignment program ("RAP") charges included in cost of sales and software deferred revenue acquired included in revenue, the non-GAAP gross margin was $250 million or 44.9% of revenue.




    (2)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded the Q3 Fiscal 2016 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment of $5 million. This adjustment was presented on a separate line in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.




    (3)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company incurred charges related to the RAP of $33 million pre-tax and after tax, of which $5 million were included in cost of sales, $2 million were included in research and development and $26 million were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.




    (4)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recovered charges related to the CORE program of $6 million, which were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.




    (5)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, he Company recorded software deferred revenue acquired but not recognized due to business combination accounting rules of $9 million, which were included in revenue.




    (6)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded stock compensation expense of $14 million, of which $4 million were included in research and development, and $10 million were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.




    (7)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations of $18 million, which were included in amortization expense.




    (8)
    During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded acquisition costs incurred through business combinations of $11 million, which were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.














    Supplementary Geographic Revenue Breakdown





    Blackberry Limited


    (United States dollars, in millions)


    Revenue by Region





    For the quarter ended




    November 28, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    May 30, 2015

    February 28, 2015

    November 29, 2014



    North America
    $
    275
    50.2%

    $
    176
    36.0%

    $
    285
    43.3%

    $
    205
    31.0%

    $
    213
    26.9%



    Europe, Middle East and

    Africa







    194



    35.4%











    202



    41.2%











    245



    37.2%











    283



    42.9%











    366



    46.1%



    Latin America

    24
    4.4%


    33
    6.7%


    42
    6.4%


    60
    9.1%


    84
    10.6%



    Asia Pacific

    55
    10.0%


    79
    16.1%


    86
    13.1%


    112
    17.0%


    130
    16.4%



    Total
    $
    548
    100.0%

    $
    490
    100.0%

    $
    658
    100.0%

    $
    660
    100.0%

    $
    793
    100.0%





    Conference Call and Webcast

    A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-428- 9507 or by logging on at Investor Events - Canada. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am ET by dialing 1-647-436-0148 and entering pass code 8820480# or by clicking the link above. This replay will be available until 10 am ET January 3, 2016.

    About BlackBerry

    BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world's most sensitive data across all end points - from cars to smartphones - making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit Cell Phones, Smartphones & Mobile Phones from BlackBerry.com.
    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws, including statements regarding: BlackBerry's expectations regarding its cash flow and revenue trend and its ability to reach sustainable non-GAAP profitability by the end of fiscal 2016; BlackBerry's plans, strategies and objectives, including the anticipated benefits of its strategic initiatives; BlackBerry's expectations regarding anticipated demand for, and the timing of, new product and service offerings, and BlackBerry's plans and expectations relating to its existing and new product and service offerings, including BES10, BES12, BlackBerry smartphones, services related to BBM and the BlackBerry IoT Platform; BlackBerry's expectations regarding software, hardware and messaging revenue and overall revenue for the next quarter; BlackBerry's expectations regarding the generation of revenue from its software, services and other technologies, including from technology licensing and the monetization of its patent portfolio; BlackBerry's anticipated levels of decline in service revenue for the next quarter; BlackBerry's expectations for gross margin for the next quarter; BlackBerry 's expectations for earnings per share for the next quarter; BlackBerry's expected benefits from its plans to reallocate resources through its resource alignment program; BlackBerry's expectations regarding its common share repurchase program; BlackBerry's expectations with respect to the sufficiency of its financial resources and maintaining its strong cash position; and BlackBerry's estimates of purchase obligations and other contractual commitments.
    The terms and phrases "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend", "believe", "target", "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by BlackBerry in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are relevant. Many factors could cause BlackBerry's actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward- looking statements, including the following risks: BlackBerry's ability to attract new enterprise customers and maintain its existing relationships with its enterprise customers or transition them to the BES12 platform and deploy smartphones; BlackBerry's ability to develop, market and distribute an integrated software and services offering, or otherwise monetize its technologies, to grow revenue, achieve sustained profitability or mitigate the impact of the decline in BlackBerry's service access fees; BlackBerry's ability to successfully market and distribute the PRIV device on the Android platform and positively differentiate it from competing products, and to receive broad market acceptance for the device without eroding BlackBerry's brand identity or impairing the economic viability of the BlackBerry 10 platform; risks related to acquisitions recently completed by BlackBerry, including its ability to integrate and manage the acquired businesses, personnel, and products, and to achieve strategic objectives, revenue generation, cost savings and other benefits from those acquisitions; BlackBerry's ability to enhance its current products and services, or develop new products and services in a timely manner or at competitive prices, or to meet customer requirements, including risks related to new product introductions;

    risks related to BlackBerry's products and services being dependent upon the interoperability with rapidly changing systems provided by third parties; intense competition, rapid change and significant strategic alliances within BlackBerry's industry; risks related to sales to customers in highly regulated industries and governmental entities; BlackBerry's ability to maintain its existing relationships with its carrier partners and distributors; security risks; risks relating to network disruptions and other business interruptions, including costs, potential liabilities, lost revenues and reputational damage associated with service interruptions; dependence on BlackBerry's ability to attract new personnel and retain key personnel; BlackBerry's increasing reliance on third-party manufacturers for certain products and its ability to manage its production and repair process, and risks related to BlackBerry changing manufacturers or reducing the number of manufacturers or suppliers it uses; BlackBerry's reliance on its suppliers for functional components and risks relating to its supply chain; BlackBerry's ability to obtain rights to use software or components supplied by third parties; BlackBerry's ability to maintain or increase its liquidity and service its debt and sustaining recent cost reductions; BlackBerry's ability to address inventory and asset risk and the potential for additional charges related to its inventory and long-lived assets; risks related to BlackBerry's significant indebtedness; risks related to acquisitions, divestitures, investments and other business initiatives; risks related to foreign operations, including fluctuations in foreign currencies, and collecting accounts receivables in jurisdictions with foreign currency controls; risks related to intellectual property rights; risks related to litigation, including litigation claims arising from BlackBerry's disclosure practices; BlackBerry's ability to supplement and manage its BlackBerry World applications catalogue; reliance on strategic alliances and relationships with third-party network infrastructure developers; potential defects and vulnerabilities in BlackBerry's products; risks as a result of actions of activist shareholders; risks related to the collection, storage, transmission, use and disclosure of user and personal information; risks related to the failure of BlackBerry's suppliers and other parties it does business with to use acceptable ethical business practices;

    risks related to government regulations, including regulations relating to encryption technology; costs and other burdens associated with recently adopted regulations regarding conflict minerals; risks related to BlackBerry possibly losing its foreign private issuer status under U.S. federal securities laws; risks related to tax liabilities; risks related to economic and geopolitical conditions; and difficulties in forecasting BlackBerry's financial results given the rapid technological changes, evolving industry standards, intense competition and short product life cycles that characterize the wireless communications industry. These risk factors and others relating to BlackBerry are discussed in greater detail in BlackBerry's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F and the "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" section of BlackBerry's MD&A (copies of which filings may be obtained at Welcome to the SEDAR Web Site / Bienvenue au Site Web SEDAR or U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Homepage). Readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry's forward-looking statements. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
    The BlackBerry family of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry, BBM, QNX and related trademarks are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.



    BlackBerry Limited



    Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario



    (United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)








    Consolidated Statements of Operations














    For the three months ended




    For the nine months ended







    November 28,


    2015




    August 29,


    2015




    November 29,


    2014




    November 28,


    2015




    November 29,


    2014






    Revenue


    $


    548



    $
    490


    $
    793


    $
    1,696


    $
    2,675





    Cost of sales
























    Cost of sales


    304




    301



    365



    935



    1,358





    Inventory write-down


    9




    4



    24



    33



    54





    Supply commitment charges


    (1


    )



    -



    (6
    )


    (3
    )


    (23
    )






    312




    305



    383



    965



    1,389





    Gross margin



    236




    185



    410



    731



    1,286






    Gross margin %



    43.1


    %



    37.8
    %


    51.7
    %


    43.1
    %


    48.1
    %




    Operating expenses
























    Research and development


    100




    122



    154



    361



    577





    Selling, marketing and administration


    177




    191



    171



    542



    766





    Amortization


    68




    67



    74



    200



    230





    Debentures fair value adjustment


    (5


    )



    (228
    )


    150



    (390
    )


    30







    340




    152



    549



    713



    1,603





    Operating income (loss)



    (104


    )



    33



    (139
    )


    18



    (317
    )




    Investment loss, net


    (16


    )



    (12
    )


    (21
    )


    (44
    )


    (67
    )




    Income (loss) before income taxes



    (120


    )



    21



    (160
    )


    (26
    )


    (384
    )




    Recovery of income taxes



    (31


    )



    (30
    )


    (12
    )


    (56
    )


    (52
    )




    Net income (loss)


    $


    (89


    )


    $
    51


    $
    (148
    )

    $
    30


    $
    (332
    )




    Earnings (loss) per share
























    Basic

    $


    (0.17


    )


    $
    0.10


    $
    (0.28
    )

    $
    0.06


    $
    (0.63
    )




    Diluted

    $


    (0.17


    )


    $
    (0.24
    )

    $
    (0.28
    )

    $
    (0.46
    )

    $
    (0.63
    )



    Weighted-average number of common






















    shares outstanding (000's)























    Basic


    525,103




    526,314



    528,090



    526,879



    527,350





    Diluted


    525,103




    667,321



    528,090



    651,879



    527,350




    Total common shares outstanding


    525,701




    524,211



    528,511



    525,701



    528,511



































    BlackBerry Limited



    Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario



    (United States dollars, in millions except per share data) (unaudited)








    Consolidated Balance Sheets











    As at


    November 28,


    2015






    February 28,


    2015





    Assets












    Current












    Cash and cash equivalents

    $


    1,123



    $
    1,233





    Short-term investments


    1,175




    1,658





    Accounts receivable, net


    380




    503





    Other receivables


    45




    97





    Inventories


    144




    122





    Income taxes receivable


    9




    169





    Other current assets


    134




    375





    Deferred income tax asset


    2




    10







    3,012




    4,167





    Long-term investments



    350




    316





    Restricted cash



    58




    59





    Property, plant and equipment, net



    449




    556





    Goodwill



    607




    85





    Intangible assets, net



    1,413




    1,375






    $


    5,889



    $
    6,558





    Liabilities












    Current












    Accounts payable

    $


    269



    $
    235





    Accrued liabilities


    402




    667





    Deferred revenue


    430




    470







    1,101




    1,372





    Long-term debt



    1,317




    1,707





    Deferred income tax liability



    17




    48







    2,435




    3,127





    Shareholders' Equity












    Capital stock and additional paid-in capital



    2,454




    2,444





    Retained earnings



    1,018




    1,010





    Accumulated other comprehensive loss



    (18


    )



    (23
    )






    3,454




    3,431






    $


    5,889



    $
    6,558























    BlackBerry Limited



    Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario



    (United States dollars, in millions except per share data) (unaudited)




    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows










    Nine Months Ended






    November 28,


    2015



    November 29,


    2014





    Cash flows from operating activities











    Net income (loss)

    $


    30



    $
    (332
    )



    Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:











    Amortization


    489




    532





    Deferred income taxes


    (67


    )



    47





    Stock-based compensation


    42




    36





    Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment


    46




    126





    Debentures fair value adjustment


    (390


    )



    30





    Other


    23




    13




    Net changes in working capital items:











    Accounts receivable, net


    158




    351





    Other receivables


    54




    13





    Inventories


    (22


    )



    142





    Income taxes receivable


    157




    229





    Other current assets


    222




    176





    Accounts payable


    13




    (256
    )




    Accrued liabilities


    (281


    )



    (369
    )




    Deferred revenue


    (217


    )



    (135
    )




    Net cash provided by operating activities



    257




    603





    Cash flows from investing activities











    Acquisition of long-term investments


    (275


    )



    (215
    )



    Proceeds on sale or maturity of long-term investments


    141




    19




    Acquisition of property, plant and equipment


    (25


    )



    (71
    )



    Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment


    -




    348




    Acquisition of intangible assets


    (43


    )



    (388
    )



    Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired


    (689


    )



    (40
    )



    Acquisition of short-term investments


    (2,091


    )



    (1,973
    )



    Proceeds on sale or maturity of short-term investments


    2,674




    1,701





    Net cash used in investing activities



    (308


    )



    (619
    )




    Cash flows from financing activities











    Issuance of common shares


    3




    6




    Common shares repurchased


    (57


    )



    -




    Transfer from (to) restricted cash


    4




    (65
    )




    Net cash used in financing activities



    (50


    )



    (59
    )




    Effect of foreign exchange loss on cash and cash equivalents



    (9


    )



    (6
    )




    Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents during the period



    (110


    )



    (81
    )




    Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



    1,233




    1,579





    Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


    $


    1,123



    $
    1,498
















    As at


    November 28,


    2015



    August 29,


    2015




    Cash and cash equivalents

    $


    1,123



    $
    1,447




    Short-term investments


    1,175




    1,573




    Long-term investments


    350




    277




    Restricted cash


    58




    56






    $


    2,706



    $
    3,353









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  3. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    What what, I don't see any news yet


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  4. RLTurn77's Avatar
    Knew I should have added yesterday at 7.8X!!! Nice.

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    Damn, my post that was moderated. Contained the BBRY report.
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  6. app_Developer's Avatar
    Wow, congrats to everyone here! -$0.03 on $557M revenue. Haven't read details yet, but that's great.
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    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20151218_060519.png

    Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Playbook > Classic AND Passport SE!!!
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    Press release from Marketwire

    BlackBerry Reports 43 Percent Year-over-Year Organic Growth in Software License Revenue for the Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter

    Total software and services revenue grows 183 percent year over year

    Friday, December 18, 2015




    BlackBerry Reports 43 Percent Year-over-Year Organic Growth in Software License Revenue for the Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter

    07:00 EST Friday, December 18, 2015

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2015) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today reported financial results for the three months ended November 28, 2015 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

    Q3 Highlights
    Non-GAAP total revenue of $557 million, up 14 percent over Q2 FY16
    Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $162 million, up 183 percent year over year and up 119 percent quarter over quarter
    Adjusted EBITDA of $114 million
    Cash and investments balance of $2.71 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, including the impact of the recent acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology
    Non-GAAP loss of ($0.03) per share
    Completed the acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology
    Launched the PRIV in November, the only smartphone that combines BlackBerry-level security with the Google Play App Store's 1.6 million apps
    Confirmed plans to release OS version 10.3.3 on BlackBerry 10 to support NIAP certification

    Q3 Results

    Non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $557 million with GAAP revenue of $548 million. GAAP revenue reflects a purchase accounting write down of deferred revenue associated with recent acquisitions. The non-GAAP revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 29% for software and services, 31% for service access fees (SAF), and 40% for hardware and other revenue.

    BlackBerry had 2,713 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Approximately 70% of third quarter software revenue was recurring.

    Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter was ($15) million, or ($0.03) per share. GAAP net loss for the quarter was ($89) million, or ($0.17) per basic share. Basic GAAP net income reflects a purchase accounting impact of $9 million on GAAP revenue, a non-cash credit associated with the change in the fair value of the debentures of $5 million (the "Q3 Fiscal 2016 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment"), pre-tax charges of $38 million related to restructuring and acquisition costs, stock compensation of $14 million, and amortization of acquired intangibles of $18 million. The impact of these adjustments on GAAP net income and earnings per share is summarized in a table below.

    Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.71 billion as of November 28, 2015. This reflects $15 million of positive free cash flow, $636 million used in acquisition costs for AtHoc and Good Technology and $10 million used to repurchase 1.6 million shares. Excluding $1.25 billion in the face value of our debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was $1.46 billion. Purchase orders with contract manufacturers totaled approximately $298 million at the end of the third quarter, compared to $248 million at the end of the second quarter and down from $565 million in the year ago quarter. Operating cash flow was $19 million.

    "I am pleased with our continued progress on BlackBerry's strategic priorities, leading to 14 percent sequential growth in total revenue for Q3. We delivered accelerating growth in enterprise software and higher revenue across all of our areas of focus," said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chen. "Our new PRIV device has been well received since its launch in November, and we are expanding distribution to additional carriers around the world in the next several quarters.

    "BlackBerry has a solid financial foundation, and we are executing well. To sustain our current direction, we are stepping up investments to drive continued software growth and the additional PRIV launches. I anticipate this will result in sequential revenue growth in our software, hardware and messaging businesses in Q4."

    Outlook

    The company continues to anticipate positive free cash flow and adjusted EBITDA.

    Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, income before income taxes, net income and earnings per share to Non-GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, loss before income taxes, net loss and loss per share:

    (United States dollars, in millions except per share data)

    Q3 Fiscal 2016 Non-GAAP Adjustments
    For the Three Months Ended November 28, 2015
    (in millions)
    Income
    statement
    location Gross
    margin
    (before
    taxes) (1) Gross
    margin %
    (before
    taxes) (1) Loss
    before
    income
    taxes Net
    loss Basic
    loss
    per
    share
    As reported $ 236 43.1 % $ (120 ) $ (89 ) $ (0.17 )
    Debentures fair value adjustment(2) Debentures fair value
    adjustment -
    - %
    (5
    )
    (5
    )

    RAP charges (3) Cost of sales 5 0.9 % 5 5
    RAP charges (3) Research and
    development -
    - %
    2
    2

    RAP charges (3) Selling, marketing and
    administration -
    - %
    26
    26

    CORE program charges(4) Selling, marketing and
    administration -
    - %
    (6
    )
    (6
    )

    Software deferred revenue acquired(5) Revenue
    9
    0.9 %
    9
    9

    Stock compensation expense(6) Research and
    development -
    - %
    4
    4

    Stock compensation expense(6) Selling, marketing and
    administration -
    - %
    10
    10

    Acquired intangibles amortization(7) Amortization - - % 18 18
    Business acquisition costs(8) Selling, marketing and
    administration
    -
    - %
    11
    11
    Adjusted $ 250 44.9 % $ (46 ) $ (15 ) $ (0.03 )

    Note: Non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP gross margin percentage, non-GAAP loss before income taxes, non- GAAP net loss and non-GAAP loss per share do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company's GAAP results.

    (1) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported GAAP gross margin of $236 million or 43.1% of revenue. Excluding the impact of the resource alignment program ("RAP") charges included in cost of sales and software deferred revenue acquired included in revenue, the non-GAAP gross margin was $250 million or 44.9% of revenue.
    (2) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded the Q3 Fiscal 2016 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment of $5 million. This adjustment was presented on a separate line in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.
    (3) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company incurred charges related to the RAP of $33 million pre-tax and after tax, of which $5 million were included in cost of sales, $2 million were included in research and development and $26 million were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.
    (4) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recovered charges related to the CORE program of $6 million, which were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.
    (5) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, he Company recorded software deferred revenue acquired but not recognized due to business combination accounting rules of $9 million, which were included in revenue.
    (6) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded stock compensation expense of $14 million, of which $4 million were included in research and development, and $10 million were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.
    (7) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations of $18 million, which were included in amortization expense.
    (8) During the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company recorded acquisition costs incurred through business combinations of $11 million, which were included in selling, marketing, and administration expenses.


    Supplementary Geographic Revenue Breakdown
    Blackberry Limited
    (United States dollars, in millions)
    Revenue by Region
    For the quarter ended
    November 28, 2015 August 29, 2015 May 30, 2015 February 28, 2015 November 29, 2014
    North America $ 275 50.2% $ 176 36.0% $ 285 43.3% $ 205 31.0% $ 213 26.9%
    Europe, Middle East and
    Africa

    194
    35.4%


    202
    41.2%


    245
    37.2%


    283
    42.9%


    366
    46.1%
    Latin America 24 4.4% 33 6.7% 42 6.4% 60 9.1% 84 10.6%
    Asia Pacific 55 10.0% 79 16.1% 86 13.1% 112 17.0% 130 16.4%
    Total $ 548 100.0% $ 490 100.0% $ 658 100.0% $ 660 100.0% $ 793 100.0%

    Conference Call and Webcast

    A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-428- 9507 or by logging on at Investor Events - Canada. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am ET by dialing 1-647-436-0148 and entering pass code 8820480# or by clicking the link above. This replay will be available until 10 am ET January 3, 2016.
    12-18-15 06:07 AM
  9. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Huge huge news boys! The report looks amazing! Thrusters engage!

    Posted via Priv
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    12-18-15 06:07 AM
  10. spiller's Avatar
    Now to get into the details. Looks good though.

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:07 AM
  11. masterful's Avatar
    Yippee

    #BBFactCheck
    12-18-15 06:07 AM
  12. bungaboy's Avatar
    Press release from Marketwire

    BlackBerry Reports 43 Percent Year-over-Year Organic Growth in Software License Revenue for the Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter

    Total software and services revenue grows 183 percent year over year
    12-18-15 06:08 AM
  13. farmwersteve's Avatar
    Sweet beat!

    The CCC, Chen conference call I think is what is going to ground or lift us.... excited



    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:09 AM
  14. bungaboy's Avatar
    Q3 Highlights
    Non-GAAP total revenue of $557 million, up 14 percent over Q2 FY16
    Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $162 million, up 183 percent year over year and up 119 percent quarter over quarter
    Adjusted EBITDA of $114 million
    Cash and investments balance of $2.71 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, including the impact of the recent acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology
    Non-GAAP loss of ($0.03) per share
    Completed the acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology
    Launched the PRIV in November, the only smartphone that combines BlackBerry-level security with the Google Play App Store's 1.6 million apps
    Confirmed plans to release OS version 10.3.3 on BlackBerry 10 to support NIAP certification
    Mr BBRY, OlympusMons, jxnb and 5 others like this.
    12-18-15 06:09 AM
  15. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Press release from Marketwire

    BlackBerry Reports 43 Percent Year-over-Year Organic Growth in Software License Revenue for the Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter

    Total software and services revenue grows 183 percent year over year
    That and THIS!!!..

    "I anticipate this will result in sequential revenue growth in our software, hardware and messaging businesses in Q4." Chen

    Posted via Priv
    12-18-15 06:10 AM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-428- 9507 or by logging on at Investor Events - Canada. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am ET by dialing 1-647-436-0148 and entering pass code 8820480# or by clicking the link above. This replay will be available until 10 am ET January 3, 2016.
    12-18-15 06:13 AM
  17. spiller's Avatar
    Hardware numbers?

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:13 AM
  18. morganplus8's Avatar
    Hardware numbers?

    Posted via CB10
    A quick calculation would be $ 222 MM so that's well over 900,000 handsets at $ 240.00 , don't have that number just yet but it must be close. Great numbers, GAAP loss slightly higher but explainable. Nice.
    12-18-15 06:19 AM
  19. spiller's Avatar
    70% software rev recurring so 114M. 50M IP? Solid.

    220M hardware....higher than my 182M at 260asp/700K units. Solid.

    Higher Q revenue in all streams of business if I read that right? Isn't that Morgan's thruster trigger?

    I don't see anything bad here but would like to know device sales....

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:20 AM
  20. morganplus8's Avatar
    BlackBerry loses $89-million (U.S.) in fiscal Q3 2016



    2015-12-18 07:06 ET - News Release



    Mr. John Chen reports

    BLACKBERRY REPORTS 43 PERCENT YEAR-OVER-YEAR ORGANIC GROWTH IN SOFTWARE LICENSE REVENUE FOR THE FISCAL 2016 THIRD QUARTER

    BlackBerry Ltd. has released its financial results for the three months ended Nov. 28, 2015 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, except where otherwise indicated).

    Q3 Highlights

    -- Non-GAAP total revenue of $557 million, up 14 percent over Q2 FY16 -- Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $162 million, up 183 percent year over year and up 119 percent quarter over quarter -- Adjusted EBITDA of $114 million -- Cash and investments balance of $2.71 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, including the impact of the recent acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology -- Non-GAAP loss of ($0.03) per share -- Completed the acquisitions of AtHoc and Good Technology -- Launched the PRIV in November, the only smartphone that combines BlackBerry-level security with the Google Play App Store's 1.6 million apps -- Confirmed plans to release OS version 10.3.3 on BlackBerry 10 to support NIAP certification

    Q3 Results

    Non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $557 million with GAAP revenue of $548 million. GAAP revenue reflects a purchase accounting write down of deferred revenue associated with recent acquisitions. The non-GAAP revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 29% for software and services, 31% for service access fees (SAF), and 40% for hardware and other revenue.

    BlackBerry had 2,713 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Approximately 70% of third quarter software revenue was recurring.

    Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter was ($15) million, or ($0.03) per share. GAAP net loss for the quarter was ($89) million, or ($0.17) per basic share. Basic GAAP net income reflects a purchase accounting impact of $9 million on GAAP revenue, a non-cash credit associated with the change in the fair value of the debentures of $5 million (the "Q3 Fiscal 2016 Debentures Fair Value Adjustment"), pre-tax charges of $38 million related to restructuring and acquisition costs, stock compensation of $14 million, and amortization of acquired intangibles of $18 million. The impact of these adjustments on GAAP net income and earnings per share is summarized in a table below.

    Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.71 billion as of November 28, 2015. This reflects $15 million of positive free cash flow, $636 million used in acquisition costs for AtHoc and Good Technology and $10 million used to repurchase 1.6 million shares. Excluding $1.25 billion in the face value of our debt, the net cash balance at the end of the quarter was $1.46 billion. Purchase orders with contract manufacturers totaled approximately $298 million at the end of the third quarter, compared to $248 million at the end of the second quarter and down from $565 million in the year ago quarter. Operating cash flow was $19 million.

    "I am pleased with our continued progress on BlackBerry's strategic priorities, leading to 14 percent sequential growth in total revenue for Q3. We delivered accelerating growth in enterprise software and higher revenue across all of our areas of focus," said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chen. "Our new PRIV device has been well received since its launch in November, and we are expanding distribution to additional carriers around the world in the next several quarters.

    "BlackBerry has a solid financial foundation, and we are executing well. To sustain our current direction, we are stepping up investments to drive continued software growth and the additional PRIV launches. I anticipate this will result in sequential revenue growth in our software, hardware and messaging businesses in Q4."

    Outlook

    The company continues to anticipate positive free cash flow and adjusted EBITDA.
    Mr BBRY, bbjdog, bungaboy and 6 others like this.
    12-18-15 06:22 AM
  21. masterful's Avatar
    Is that $26millions in marketing??

    #BBFactCheck
    12-18-15 06:23 AM
  22. spiller's Avatar
    Only 1.6M shares purchased? I guess they will load up before Q4.

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:27 AM
  23. morganplus8's Avatar
    70% software rev recurring so 114M. 50M IP? Solid.

    220M hardware....higher than my 182M at 260asp/700K units. Solid.

    Higher Q revenue in all streams of business if I read that right? Isn't that Morgan's thruster trigger?

    I don't see anything bad here but would like to know device sales....

    Posted via CB10
    Using $ 250 ASP they sold 890,000 handsets so they beat on everything but GAAP. GAAP is the only messy part of this report so it now comes down to the details on actual handset sales and we'll get that later today when they file. This is a great report with some beats coming in areas that not even the most optimistic analysts could have imagined.
    12-18-15 06:29 AM
  24. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Only 1.6M shares purchased? I guess they will load up before Q4.

    Posted via CB10
    I'll sell em some of mine....for a hundred per ....lol

    you've been made privy to my thoughts.
    12-18-15 06:30 AM
  25. spiller's Avatar
    Forecast growing in all segments for Q4? That is key. Shows last Q was bottom as Chen said. Q4 is gonna be grand with a lot of Priv sales. Would love to hear hardware is profitable

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-15 06:33 AM
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