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Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2

Sarah Thomas
8/5/2014
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Unified communications (UC) vendor Broadsoft managed to boost its second-quarter revenues by almost 20% year-over-year, as one analyst says it continues to win "more than its fair share" of the deals with service providers against big names like Cisco.

BroadSoft Inc. earned $1.7 million in the second quarter on revenues of $52.5 million, an increase of 19% compared to $44.0 million in the second quarter of 2013 and its highest quarterly result ever.

Jefferies & Co. Inc. Equity Analyst George Notter points out in a research note that the positive earnings, which beat analyst estimates of $49.4 million, come as Broadsoft has found its sweet spot between big names like Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) targeting the high-end carrier channel and competitive over-the-top (OTT) players such as 8x8 Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) and RingCentral Inc. focused on very small businesses. (See BroadSoft Becomes Telecom Italia Partner and Business Market Rediscovers Its Voice.)

"One of the main barriers to the further development of the SIP Trunking and Hosted markets is the incumbent telecom operators themselves," Notter writes in the note. "Naturally, they're hesitant to proactively push these offerings as it effectively reduces their monthly service revenue by 15% to 70% vis-ŕ-vis TDM (ISDN) lines running into enterprise PBXs."


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Notter adds that the emergence of competitive offerings is driving these incumbent operators to embrace SIP trunking and hosted UC, which is good news for Broadsoft. The UC vendor is actually playing in a number of technologies that are critical to service providers today as they work to keep their voice services front-and-center amongst OTT competition and create new revenue-generating services with WebRTC, voice-over-LTE and UC. (See VoLTE: So Close You Can Hear It.)

Notter says that the transition to VoIP and UC-based services for real-time communications has only reached 10% to 15% of enterprises and consumers. Coupled with the fact that VoLTE is just now being deployed across the globe, Broadsoft is well positioned going forward as well. (See Sprint Taps BroadSoft for VoLTE Transition and D2 & BroadSoft Test VoLTE.)

The company's CEO, Michael Tessler, said on the earnings call that VoLTE rollouts have been slow, but Broadsoft is involved with a number of business VoLTE projects in Europe that will play out over the next two years.

"Take a small business today that would have a fixed infrastructure, high speed broadband router, switching, etc., serving 25 employees," Tessler said, according to a Seeking Alpha transcript. "What we're starting to work with and we're starting to see the operators looking to plan is offers that would be completely wireless."

The vendor is not, however, betting solely on the service provider market. It also announced on Tuesday that it has acquired hospitality software provider SDD, one of several acquisitions in the past few years and further evidence that Broadsoft is looking to bolster its offerings for particular verticals to diversify its business. (See Euronews: BroadSoft Buys in Germany, BroadSoft Buys Into British Cloud and BroadSoft Acquires Adaption Technologies.)

Buoyed by the strong earnings, Broadsoft's share price was up 3.65% to $24.96 in Tuesday morning trading.

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading

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Interesting to see enterprise VoLTE called out as a segment of 4G voice. There's an interest in richer communication and collaboration there. An analyst also asked on the call about WiFi in the enterprise, and Broadsoft's Tessler said he thinks we'll see some small businesses going Wi-Fi on the prem and others going fully into the RAN with no infrastructure on prem. 

He said: "I do think that it's kind of a personal belief that if I was running a small business and I could outsource my LAN and broadband and protecting that network into the radio network, into the carrier network, that would seem to be a pretty interesting opportunity, pretty interesting way to save money and complexity."
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