BroadSoft +9.4% on Q2 beat, strong billings

|By:, SA News Editor

In addition to beating Q2 estimates, BroadSoft (NASDAQ:BSFT) is guiding for 2014 revenue of $207M-$213M and EPS of $1.26-$1.46, favorable to a consensus of $208.5M and $1.28.

A soft Q3 is expected - revenue of $48M-$52M and EPS of $0.17-$0.30 vs. a consensus of $52.6M and $0.36 - prior to a strong Q4.

Q2 billings totaled $59.2M, +30% Y/Y (compares with rev. growth of just 19%) above revenue of $52.5M. Software license billings rose 11% to $29.3M, and the deferred revenue balance grew 32% to $80.8M.

A mix shift towards services led gross margin to fall to 76% from 82% a year ago. Opex fell to 58% of revenue from 61%.

Along with its Q2 numbers, BroadSoft has announced it's buying SDD, a provider of software (both on-premise and hosted) that allows hospitality companies to deliver/manage VoIP and Internet services. BroadSoft has already launched a new offering (called UC-One Hospitality) that combines SDD's software with BroadSoft's unified communications products.

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