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Cyren Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Cyren Continues to Gain Traction in the Anti-Phishing Market with Cyren Inbox Security

MCLEAN, VA / ACCESSWIRE / May 17, 2021 / Cyren (NASDAQ:CYRN) today announced its first quarter 2021 financial results for the period ending March 31, 2021.

During the first quarter, Cyren reported quarterly revenues of $8.8 million, compared to $9.6 million during the first quarter of 2020. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $4.2 million, compared to the $2.8 million net loss reported during the first quarter of 2020, due to lower revenues and higher R&D expenses compared to the prior year.

"Cyren continues to advance on our best growth opportunity - helping enterprise customers using Microsoft 365 mitigate phishing attacks", said Brett Jackson, CEO of Cyren. "While Q1 revenues were down year-over-year, they were inline with our plan and expectations and the variance is largely due to churn associated with our legacy products. We continue to make progress executing our plan to build a high-growth revenue stream with Cyren Inbox Security and develop a market-leading position in the anti-phishing space with the opportunity to significantly impact Cyren's revenues in the future."

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were $8.8 million, compared to $9.6 million during the first quarter of 2020.
  • GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $4.2 million, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2020.
  • GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2021 was $0.06, compared to a loss of $0.05 per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2020.
  • Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $3.2 million, compared to a Non-GAAP net loss of $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 14%.
  • Non-GAAP loss per basic and diluted share was $0.05 for the first quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2020.
  • Cash used in operating activities during the first quarter of 2021 was $5.3 million, compared to operating cash usage of $4.4 million during the first quarter of 2020, largely driven by an increase in net loss and a decline in deferred revenue driven by the receipt of a multi-year, multi-million dollar prepayment from one of its largest customers in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Net cash flow for the first quarter of 2021 was a positive $7.1 million, compared to a positive $3.5 million during the first quarter of 2020. Net cash flow in the quarter includes $12.6 million in financing activities (net of issuance costs) as the result of the registered direct stock issuance that closed in February.
  • The cash balance as of March 31, 2021, was $16.5 million, compared to $9.3 million as of December 31, 2020.

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:

  • On February 25th, Cyren announced it joined the Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR Marketplace, the industry's most comprehensive security orchestration marketplace, providing customers more convenient access to Cyren's threat intelligence product offerings.
  • On February 16th, Cyren announced the closing of a $13.8 million registered direct offering of 12,000,000 of its ordinary shares at a purchase price of $1.15. Cyren intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.
  • On February 9th, Cyren announced that Swiss-based Sika Group selected and deployed Cyren Inbox Security to 25,000 users across its global operations to provide visibility of phishing attacks across the enterprise and provide automated detection, response and remediation of incidents.
  • On January 19th, Cyren announced the availability of Cyren Inbox Security for Microsoft 365 through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, providing an easy and convenient location for customers to review and evaluate the product.

Financial Results Conference Call:

The company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. a.m. Eastern Time (11:30 p.m. Israel Time) on Monday, May 17, 2021 to discuss first 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 May 31, 2021. 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 13719133. 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 cloud security solutions to protect them against cyber attacks and data loss every day. Powered by GlobalView, Cyren's global security cloud that identifies emerging threats on a global basis in real-time, Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN) delivers fast time-to-protection with threat detection services, threat intelligence and enterprise email security products for leading email providers, cybersecurity vendors, service providers and enterprises. 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 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
Kenneth Tarpey, CFO

  (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)  
Three months ended
March 31
  Unaudited     Unaudited  
  8,757     9,649  
Cost of revenues
    3,795       3,598  
Gross profit
    4,962       6,051  
Operating expenses:
Research and development, net
    4,250       3,344  
Sales and marketing
    2,638       3,036  
General and administrative
    2,160       2,214  
Total operating expenses
    9,048       8,594  
Operating loss
    (4,086 )     (2,543 )
Other income (expense), net
    (18 )     6  
Financial expenses, net
    (214 )     (231 )
Loss before taxes
    (4,318 )     (2,768 )
Tax benefit (provision)
    121       17  
Net loss
  (4,197 )   (2,751 )
Net loss per share - basic and diluted
  (0.06 )   (0.05 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic and Diluted
    68,469       59,684  
  (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)  
  Three months ended  
  March 31  
  2021     2020  
  Unaudited     Unaudited  
GAAP gross profit
  4,962     6,051  
GAAP gross margin
    57%       63%  
Stock-based compensation expense
    21       44  
Amortization of intangible assets
    667       431  
Non-GAAP gross profit
    5,650       6,526  
Non-GAAP gross margin
    65%       68%  
GAAP operating loss
    (4,086 )     (2,543 )
Stock-based compensation expense
    458       645  
Amortization of intangible assets
    742       560  
Expense (Capitalization) of technology
    (151 )     (1,213 )
Non-GAAP operating loss
    (3,037 )     (2,551 )
GAAP net loss
    (4,197 )     (2,751 )
Stock-based compensation expense
    458       645  
Amortization of intangible assets
    742       560  
Amortization of deferred tax assets
    (54 )     (48 )
Expense (Capitalization) of technology
    (163 )     (1,244 )
Non-GAAP net loss
    (3,214 )   (2,838 )
Numerator for non-GAAP EPS calculation
    (3,214 )   (2,838 )
Non-GAAP net loss per share
  (0.05 )   (0.05 )
GAAP weighted-average shares used to
compute net loss per share
    68,469       59,684  
  (in thousands of U.S. dollars)  
  March 31     December 31  
  2021     2020  
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
  16,455     9,296  
Trade receivables, net
    721       960  
Deferred commissions
    953       980  
Prepaid expenses and other receivables
    820       779  
Total current assets
    18,949       12,015  
Long-term deferred commissions
    1,036       1,125  
Long-term lease deposits and prepaids
    861       937  
Operating lease right-of-use assets
    10,275       10,900  
Severance pay fund
    767       745  
Property and equipment, net
    3,360       3,948  
Intangible assets, net
    7,153       7,797  
    20,860       21,476  
Total long-term assets
    44,312       46,928  
Total assets
  63,261     58,943  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Trade payables
  882     799  
Convertible notes
    10,000       10,000  
Employees and payroll accruals
    3,811       3,813  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
    1,236       1,420  
Operating lease liabilities
    1,863       1,983  
Deferred revenues
    4,106       6,934  
Total current liabilities
    21,898       24,949  
Deferred revenues
    583       644  
Convertible Debentures
    8,456       9,248  
Long-term operating lease liabilities
    9,107       9,866  
Deferred tax liability, net
    513       655  
Accrued severance pay
    839       838  
Other liabilities
    521       706  
Total long-term liabilities
    20,019       21,957  
Shareholders' equity
    21,344       12,037  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
  63,261     58,943  
  (in thousands of U.S. dollars)  
  Three months ended  
  March 31  
  2021     2020  
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Unaudited     Unaudited  
Net loss
  (4,197 )   (2,751 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
(Gain) / loss on disposal of property and equipment
    18       (13 )
    563       618  
Stock-based compensation
    457       645  
Amortization of intangible assets
    742       560  
Amortization of deferred commissions
    325       350  
Non-cash operating lease expense
    466       389  
Interest on convertible notes
    142       141  
Interest and amortization of debt issuance costs on Convertible Debentures
    176       24  
Deferred taxes, net
    (124 )     (64 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Trade receivables
    211       (652 )
Prepaid expenses and other receivables
    2       (326 )
Deferred commissions
    (208 )     (388 )
Change in long-term lease deposits
    2       (114 )
Trade payables
    62       45  
Employees and payroll accruals, accrued expenses and other liabilities
    (176 )     (491 )
Deferred revenues
    (2,774 )     (2,073 )
Accrued severance pay, net
    (21 )     (23 )
Operating lease liabilities
    (731 )     (420 )
Other long-term liabilities
    (186 )     153  
Net cash used in operating activities
    (5,251 )     (4,390 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
    2       2  
Capitalization of technology
    (152 )     (1,001 )
Purchase of property and equipment
    (18 )     (558 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (168 )     (1,557 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from rights offering, net
    -       -  
Proceeds from Convertible Debenture, net of debt issuance costs
    -       9,442  
Proceeds from stock issuance, net of costs
    12,588       -  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    12,588       9,442  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    (30 )     (6 )
Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
    7,139       3,489  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of the period
    9,914       12,127  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the period
  17,053     15,616  
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as shown in the consolidated statements of cash flow:
Cash and cash equivalents
  16,455     15,061  
Restricted cash included in long-term restricted lease deposits
    598       555  
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
  17,053     15,616  


SOURCE: Cyren Ltd

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