RingCentral reports 4Q loss

RingCentral reports 4th-quarter loss of $6.9 million

BELMONT, Calif. (AP) _ RingCentral Inc. (RNG) on Monday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its fourth quarter.

The Belmont, California-based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 3 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share.

The cloud-based phone system provider for small businesses posted revenue of $104.5 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $103 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $29.3 million, or 40 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $379.7 million.

RingCentral shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $23.80, a rise of 44 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on RNG at https://www.zacks.com/ap/RNG

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Keywords: RingCentral, Earnings Report

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