CSG Systems International Reports Results for Second Quarter 2013

CSG Systems International Reports Results for Second Quarter 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CSG Systems International, Inc. (NAS: CSGS) , a leading global provider of interactive transaction-driven solutions and services, today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Key Financial Highlights:

  • Second quarter 2013 results:

    • Total revenues were $186.1 million.

    • Non-GAAP operating income was $30.4 million, or 16.3% of total revenues and GAAP operating income was $21.7 million, or 11.6% of total revenues.

    • Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share(EPS) was $0.57. GAAP EPS was $0.37.

  • Cash flows from operations for the quarter were $38.8 million.

  • CSG signed its first significant multi-year managed services agreement with a tier one communications provider in Asia Pacific.

  • During the quarter, CSG announced that it would be paying a quarterly cash dividend for the first time in its history. The initial quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock was paid to stockholders on July 25, 2013.

  • During the quarter, CSG repurchased approximately 166,000 shares of its common stock for $3.5 million (weighted-average price of $21.01 per share) under its stock repurchase program.


"This quarter we continued to make solid progress in extending our role in our clients' operations and helping various providers monetize content and strengthen their relationships with their customers," said Peter Kalan, president and chief executive officer for CSG International. "I believe that we have set this company up to deliver revenue growth and operating margin improvements in subsequent years as we successfully execute on the numerous opportunities that this dynamic and evolving market presents."

Financial Overview (unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages):

Quarter Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

Percent
Change

2013

2012

Percent
Change

Revenues

$ 186,107

$ 183,851

1%

$ 366,739

$ 368,858

(1)%

Non-GAAP Results:

Operating Income

$ 30,362

$ 33,135

(8)%

$ 58,010

$ 71,446

(19)%

Operating Income Margin

16.3%

18.0%

-

15.8%

19.4%

-

EPS

$ 0.57

$ 0.56

2%

$ 1.05

$ 1.16

(9)%

GAAP Results:

Operating Income

$ 21,681

$ 23,745

(9)%

$ 39,716

$ 52,697

(25)%

Operating Income Margin

11.6%

12.9%

-

10.8%

14.3%

-

EPS

$ 0.37

$ 0.37

0%

$ 0.83

$ 0.73

14%

For additional information and reconciliations regarding CSG's use of non-GAAP financial measures, please refer to the attached Exhibit 2 and the Investor Relations section of CSG's website at www.csgi.com.

Results of Operations

Revenues: Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were $186.1 million, a 1% increase when compared to revenues of $183.9 million for the second quarter of 2012, and a 3% increase when compared to $180.6 million for the first quarter of 2013. Revenues for the second quarter of 2013 reflect the first full quarter impact of the pricing adjustments associated with both the Comcast and Time Warner contract extensions. This was offset by increased software and services revenues, which contributed to the increases in overall total revenues.

Non-GAAP Results: Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $30.4 million, or 16.3%of total revenues, compared to $33.1 million, or 18.0%, for the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2013 was $27.6 million, or 15.3% of total revenues. The year-over-year decrease in operating income and operating income margin reflects the impact of the Comcast and Time Warner pricing adjustments. The sequential quarterly increase can be attributed to the increased software and services revenues generated during the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the first quarter of 2013, as mentioned above.

Non-GAAP EPS for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.57, relatively consistent when compared to non-GAAP EPS of $0.56 for the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP EPS for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.48, with the sequential improvement a result of higher software and services revenues in the second quarter of 2013.

GAAP Results: GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $21.7 million, or 11.6%of total revenues, compared to $23.7 million, or 12.9%, for the same period in 2012.

GAAP EPS for the second quarter of 2013 was $0.37, consistent with that of the second quarter of 2012.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

Balance Sheet: Certain key balance sheet items as of the indicated dates are as follows (in thousands):

June 30,

2013

March 31,

2013

December 31,

2012

Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments

$ 189,294

$ 172,703

$ 169,321

Net billed trade accounts receivable

172,521

179,093

191,943

Total long-term debt:

Par value

$ 292,500

$ 296,250

$ 300,000

Unamortized OID

(22,678)

(24,003)

(25,302)

Net debt carrying amount

$ 269,822

$ 272,247

$ 274,698

Cash Flows: Certain key operating cash flow items for the indicated quarters then ended are as follows (in thousands):

June 30,

2013

March 31,

2013

June 30,

2012

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Operations

$ 31,308

$ 41,320

$ 29,898

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

7,494

(18,776)

6,681

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 38,802

$ 22,544

$ 36,579

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

$ (6,633)

$ (4,492)

$ (11,232)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Repurchase of common stock under stock repurchase program

(3,490)

(6,511)

$ (5,438)

Payments on long-term debt

(3,750)

(3,750)

(10,000)

During the second quarter of 2013, CSG initiated a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share of common stock. A total of approximately $5 million was paid to shareholders on July 25, 2013, and therefore will be reported with CSG's cash flow results for the third quarter of 2013. Going forward, CSG expects to pay cash dividends each year in September, December, March, and June, with the amount and timing subject to the Board of Directors' approval.

2013 Financial Guidance

CSG is maintaining its financial guidance for the full year 2013 as follows:

Revenues

$740 - $760 million

Non-GAAP EPS

$2.05 - $2.15

GAAP EPS

$1.31 - $1.41

Adjusted EBITDA

$153 - $158 million

For additional information and reconciliations regarding CSG's use of non-GAAP financial measures,please refer to the attached Exhibit 2 and the Investor Relations section of CSG's website at www.csgi.com.

Conference Call

CSG will host a one-hour conference call on August 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. ET, to discuss CSG's second quarter results. The call will be carried live and archived on the Internet. A link to the conference call is available at www.csgi.com. In addition, to reach the conference by phone, dial (800) 762-8779 and ask the operator for the CSG International conference call and Liz Bauer, chairperson.

Additional Information

For information about CSG, please visit CSG's web site at www.csgi.com. Additional information can be found in the Investor Relations section of the web site.

About CSG International

CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS) is a market-leading business support solutions and services company serving the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including leaders in fixed, mobile and next-generation networks such as AT&T, Comcast, DISH, France Telecom, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Vodafone, Vivo and Verizon. With over 25 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data and content services, CSG International offers a broad portfolio of licensed and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based products and solutions that help clients compete more effectively, improve business operations and deliver a more impactful customer experience across a variety of touch points. For more information, visit our website at www.csgi.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that are based on assumptions about a number of important factors and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what appears in this news release. Some of these key factors include, but are not limited to the following items:

  • CSG derives over forty percent of its revenues from its three largest clients;

  • Continued market acceptance of CSG's products and services;

  • CSG's ability to continuously develop and enhance products in a timely, cost-effective, technically-advanced and competitive manner;

  • CSG's ability to deliver its solutions in a timely fashion within budget, particularly large and complex software implementations;

  • CSG's dependency on the global telecommunications industry, and in particular, the North American telecommunications industry;

  • CSG's ability to meet its financial expectations as a result of increased dependency on software sales, which are subject to greater volatility;

  • Increasing competition in CSG's market from companies of greater size and with broader presence in the communications sector;

  • CSG's ability to successfully integrate and manage acquired businesses or assets to achieve expected strategic, operating and financial goals;

  • CSG's ability to protect its intellectual property rights;

  • CSG's ability to maintain a reliable, secure computing environment;

  • CSG's ability to conduct business in the international marketplace;

  • CSG's ability to comply with applicable U.S. and International laws and regulations; and

  • Fluctuations in credit market conditions, general global economic and political conditions, and foreign currency exchange rates.

This list is not exhaustive and readers are encouraged to review the additional risks and important factors described in CSG's reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other filings made with the SEC.

CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS-UNAUDITED

(in thousands)

June 30,

2013

December 31,

2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 96,849

$ 133,747

Short-term investments

92,445

35,574

Total cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments

189,294

169,321

Trade accounts receivable:

Billed, net of allowance of $3,750 and $3,147

172,521

191,943

Unbilled and other

43,367

33,859

Deferred income taxes

16,116

22,244

Income taxes receivable

12,441

6,469

Other current assets

22,476

17,099

Total current assets

456,215

440,935

Non-current assets:

Property and equipment, net of depreciation of $129,990 and $120,643

35,173

39,429

Software, net of amortization of $73,941 and $68,513

39,036

36,729

Goodwill

227,546

233,365

Client contracts, net of amortization of $71,026 and $184,763

67,467

76,388

Deferred income taxes

3,312

2,596

Income taxes receivable

169

1,292

Other assets

15,508

16,207

Total non-current assets

388,211

406,006

Total assets

$ 844,426

$ 846,941

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt

$ 15,000

$ 15,000

Client deposits

32,622

33,807

Trade accounts payable

35,623

30,473

Accrued employee compensation

44,536

61,083

Deferred revenue

56,195

47,691

Income taxes payable

2,282

2,116

Other current liabilities

22,428

21,562

Total current liabilities

208,686

211,732

Non-current liabilities:

Long-term debt, net of unamortized original issue discount of $22,678 and $25,302

254,822

259,698

Deferred revenue

8,192

6,504

Income taxes payable

1,168

1,168

Deferred income taxes

22,973

21,674

Other non-current liabilities

15,033

19,526

Total non-current liabilities

302,188

308,570

Total liabilities

510,874

520,302

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share; 10,000 shares authorized;
zero shares issued and outstanding

-

-

Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 100,000 shares authorized;
33,797 shares and 33,734 shares outstanding

658

653

Additional paid-in capital

465,574

461,497

Treasury stock, at cost, 32,024 and 31,530 shares (6

(738,244)

(728,243)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):

Unrealized gain on short-term investments, net of tax

(53)

3

Unrecognized pension plan losses and prior service costs, net of tax

(1,355)

(1,761)

Unrealized loss on change in fair value of interest rate swaps, net of tax

(388)

(658)

Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments

(7,415)

2,274

Accumulated earnings

614,775

592,874

Total stockholders' equity

333,552

326,639

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 844,426

$ 846,941

CSG SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME-UNAUDITED

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Quarter Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2013

June 30,

2012

June 30,

2013

June 30,

2012

Revenues:

Processing and related services

$ 131,184

$ 133,362

$ 265,818

$ 269,676

Software, maintenance and services

54,923

50,489

100,921

99,182

Total revenues

186,107

183,851

366,739

368,858

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, shown separately below):

Processing and related services

62,964

62,334

124,541

124,294

Software, maintenance and services

31,794

30,186

63,571

58,195

Total cost of revenues

94,758

92,520

188,112

182,489

Other operating expenses:

Research and development

27,548

27,794

56,093

55,716

Selling, general and administrative

37,388

33,799

72,185

65,424

Depreciation

4,770

5,874

9,770

11,711

Restructuring charges

(38)