TORONTO, January 20, 2020 – Optiva Inc. (“Optiva” or the “Company”) (TSX:OPT), a leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud, announced today that it will host an analyst briefing on January 20, 2020, to announce an acceleration of its Strategic Plan. Materials to be shared with analysts can be viewed here: Optiva Analyst Presentation.
Calendar 2019 revenue will be in the low USD$90 million, with audited figures to be available with the release of the Company’s fiscal year-end financial results;
The Company plans to raise as much as USD$100 million to accelerate investment for the transition to cloud;
In order to widen our first-mover advantage of the public cloud opportunity, the Company will change from a goal of managing to cash flow break even to a willingness to lose money;
The Company hopes and plans for the on-premise revenue to shrink to zero over the next ten plus years; and
The Company may use a portion of the proceeds from the funds raised to redeem a portion of the Company’s outstanding Preferred Shares to keep the debt-like instrument balanced with the revenue loss.
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About Optiva Inc.:
Optiva Inc. is the leader in providing communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the public cloud. Operators and MVNOs can integrate our best-of-breed charging engine into a BSS stack or deploy our fully managed, end-to-end, SaaS-based suite. Optiva solutions offer unmatched speed, scale, security and savings. Our market knowledge, analytical insights and unique Customer Success Program ensure telecoms are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, visit www.optiva.wpengine.com.
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Optiva Inc Announces Acceleration of Strategic Plan