Mon, 24 Feb 2020

Cyren Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

14 Aug 2019, 20:01 GMT+10

First Half Revenue Up 15% as Quarterly Revenue Increases 6% Year-Over-Year

MCLEAN, VA / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2019 / Cyren (NASDAQ:CYRN) today announced its second quarter 2019 financial results for the period ending June 30, 2019.

During the second quarter, Cyren reported quarterly revenues of $9.7 million - an increase of 6% over the second quarter of 2018. For the first half of the year, year-to-date revenues were $19.4 million, representing a 15% annual increase over the same period in 2018.

Early in the second quarter, the company announced that Brett Jackson was appointed by Cyren's Board of Directors to succeed Lior Samuelson as the company's next Chief Executive Officer. Brett started in the position on May 6 and will present the company's financial results during the second quarter earnings call later today.

"Cyren reported revenue growth during the second quarter on top of a strong quarter a year ago," said Brett Jackson, CEO of Cyren. "While growth was relatively modest, it was our largest quarter to date. My first 100 days have been focused on getting to know our business and my top priority is clear; driving more revenue growth going forward. I am very encouraged by the market opportunity I see, and our team is committed to improving key aspects of our business related to this priority."

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenues for the second quarter of 2019 were $9.7 million, compared to $9.2 million during the second quarter of 2018.
  • GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2019 was $4.6 million, compared to a net loss of $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2018.
  • GAAP loss per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2019 was $0.08, compared to a loss of $0.08 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2019 was $4.1 million, compared to a Non-GAAP net loss of $3.5 million for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Non-GAAP loss per basic and diluted share was $0.08 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to a Non-GAAP loss of $0.07 per share in second quarter of 2018.
  • Operating cash flow during the second quarter of 2019 was $0.8 million, compared to operating cash flow of $1.1 million during the second quarter of 2018.
  • Net cash flow for the second quarter of 2019 was $0.0 million, compared to negative $1.2 million during the second quarter of 2018.
  • Cash balance as of June 30, 2019 was $12.4 million, compared to $17.6 million as of December 31, 2018.

For information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures."

Recent Business Highlights:

  • During the second quarter, Cyren made several significant executive appointments. In addition to Brett Jackson being named as CEO, the company also named Dr. Richard Ford as Chief Technical Officer and promoted Lior Kohavi to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Advanced Solutions. The press release can be viewed here.
  • During the second quarter, Cyren expanded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with one of its largest Threat Intelligence Service customers. At the end of 2018, the customer renewed its contract for three years at a 17% premium, and during the quarter added additional services that grew the contract by another 13%.
  • Since the beginning of 2019, Cyren's researchers have discovered over 5,000 new, unique phishing kits which had been released for sale to prospective hackers for as little as $50. Cyren's security lab found that the 'phishing-as-a-service' industry is booming, and that 87% of phishing kits include evasive techniques. Cyren researchers were among the first cybersecurity industry experts to identify new and unique phishing techniques, and their efforts help combat the increasing problem of phishing attacks.

Financial Results Conference Call:

The company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Israel Time) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to discuss second quarter results.

U.S. Dial-in Number: 1-877-407-0312
Israel Dial-in Number: 1-80-940-6247
International Dial-in Number: 1-201-389-0899

The call will be simultaneously webcast live on the investor relations section of Cyren's website at, or by using the following link:

For those unable to participate in the live conference call, a replay will be available until August 28, 2019. To access the replay, the U.S. dial in number is 1-877-660-6853 and the non-U.S. dial in number is 1-201-612-7415. Callers will be prompted for replay conference ID number 13693115. An archived version of the webcast will also be available on the investor relations section of the company's website at

About Cyren:

More than 1.3 billion users around the world rely on Cyren's 100% cloud security solutions to protect them against cyber attacks and data loss every day. Powered by the world's largest security cloud, Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN) delivers fast time-to-protection with award-winning email security, cloud sandboxing and DNS filtering services for business, and threat intelligence solutions for service providers and security vendors like Microsoft, Google and Check Point. Learn more at


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

Non-GAAP financial measures consist of GAAP financial measures adjusted to exclude: stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and deferred taxes related to acquisitions, adjustments to earn-out obligations, and capitalization of technology. The purpose of such adjustments is to give an indication of the company's performance exclusive of non-cash charges and other items that are considered by management to be outside of the company's core operating results. The company's non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Company management regularly uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate the business and make operating decisions.

These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. The company believes this adjustment is useful to investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business. The company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide consistent and comparable measures to help investors understand the company's current and future operating cash flow performance. These non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliation between results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Consolidated Statements of Income. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP measures when evaluating the business internally and therefore felt it important to make these non-GAAP adjustments available to investors.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For example, statements in the future tense, and statements including words such as 'expect,' 'plan,' 'estimate,' 'anticipate,' or 'believe' are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on information available at the time of the press release and the company assumes no obligation to update any of them. The statements in this press release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from current expectations as a result of numerous factors, including our CEO transition, business conditions and growth or deterioration in the internet security market, technological developments, products offered by competitors, availability of qualified staff, and technological difficulties and resource constraints encountered in developing new products, as well as those risks described in the company's publicly filed reports, which are available through

Company Contact

Mike Myshrall, CFO


Media Contact

Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

Three months ended Six months ended
June 30 June 30
2019 2018 2019 2018
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
$ 9,711 $ 9,190 $ 19,366 $ 16,826
Cost of revenues
3,789 3,632 7,789 7,014
Gross profit
5,922 5,558 11,577 9,812
Operating expenses:
Research and development, net
4,297 3,664 8,474 7,019
Sales and marketing
3,590 4,057 7,446 8,202
General and administrative
2,398 1,947 4,830 3,985
Total operating expenses
10,285 9,668 20,750 19,206
Operating loss
(4,363) (4,110) (9,173) (9,394)
Other income (expense), net
17 (15) 265 (17)
Financial expense, net
(268) (102) (321) (98)
Loss before taxes
(4,614) (4,227) (9,229) (9,509)
Tax benefit
41 48 80 94
Net loss
$ (4,573) $ (4,179) $ (9,149) $ (9,415)
Loss per share - basic and diluted
$ (0.08) $ (0.08) $ (0.17) $ (0.18<

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