BMC Software Announces Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results
BMC Software Announces Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results
- Record quarter for maintenance revenue, professional services revenue, total revenue and non-GAAP diluted EPS
- Cloud-related license bookings up 44 percent year-over-year
- SaaS business grew to approximately 550 active customers; both SaaS customers and revenue more than doubled year-over-year
- Professional services revenue rose 16 percent on a year-over-year basis, and non-GAAP gross margin increased by 9 percentage points year-over-year
- Total revenue for the quarter was $580 million, up 6 percent year-over-year
- Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the quarter was 99 cents, up 6 percent year-over-year
GAAP net earnings for the third quarter were $106 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, versus $120 million and $0.71 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
Non-GAAP net earnings for the quarter were $151 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, which reflects a non-GAAP effective tax rate for the quarter of 25 percent. Non-GAAP net earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 were $157 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, which reflects a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 25 percent. The financial tables include a reconciliation between non-GAAP and GAAP results.
"BMC Software's strategy, our target markets, our position in those markets, and our product and technology leadership continue to present significant opportunities for our company and our shareholders," said Bob Beauchamp, BMC's chairman and chief executive officer. "Our overall win rate remains high, but we need to be more consistent and disciplined in how we approach and secure large, transformational deals, which are a big part of our go-forward opportunity. In addition, we are scrutinizing the entire company to improve our operational discipline. This review is currently underway, and it should position us well as we enter fiscal year 2014."
The Company posted the following key results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013:
- Active SaaS customers more than doubled year-over-year to approximately 550; SaaS revenue also more than doubled year-over-year;
- Cloud business continues to grow, with cloud-related license bookings up 44 percent year-over-year;
- Top 15 MSM deals once again saw an increase in the spend rate, largely due to our success in selling more new products to some of our most strategic customers;
- Expanded MSM customer relationships with 209 new product placements, up 31 percent year-over-year;
- MSM non-GAAP operating income rose by 2 percent year-over-year; non-GAAP operating margin was 62 percent for the quarter; and
- Professional services revenue rose 16 percent on a year-over-year basis; non-GAAP professional services gross margin improved substantially, growing by 9 percentage points year-over-year.
During the third quarter, BMC repurchased a total of 14.3 million shares. As part of the accelerated share repurchase agreement executed in November, the Company received 13.1 million shares, which is in addition to 1.2 million shares repurchased for $50 million earlier in the quarter. The current remaining share repurchase authorization is $700 million.
"This quarter, BMC Software saw lower-than-expected bookings from our MSM and ESM business units. Two large MSM renewal transactions slipped out of the quarter. We believe they will close in the fourth quarter, as well as a number of other key renewals. Even with this slippage, we were pleased that our continued discipline yielded positive operating results for us," said Steve Solcher, BMC's chief financial officer. "In the ESM business, we also experienced slipped transactions, which were mainly larger and more transformational in nature. We did, however, continue to generate double-digit growth in ESM maintenance revenue, with renewal rates increasing during the quarter. We saw solid increases in key ESM growth areas, such as cloud and SaaS, as well as improved performance around the Remedy On-Premise product line, and we were pleased with the performance of our professional services business."
Fiscal 2013 Expectations
For fiscal 2013, BMC expects non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the range of $3.35 to $3.45 per share. At the midpoint, this would represent a 5 percent increase over fiscal 2012.
This range excludes an estimated $1.13 to $1.18 per share for non-GAAP adjustments, including expenses related to share-based compensation expense; the amortization of intangible assets; severance, exit costs and related charges; proxy contest costs; as well as the related tax impacts of these items.
The Company highlights certain risks, which could impact its ability to achieve these expectations:
- Uncertainty surrounding the broader macroeconomic environment, especially in Europe;
- Sales productivity related to the tenure of our ESM sales organization; and
- Uncertainty related to press coverage surrounding our strategic review and ongoing press coverage related to activist investor activity.
The current assumptions underlying our full year fiscal 2013 expectations include:
- FX impact given today's rates;
- Total bookings flat with the prior year, with growth on a constant currency basis of low single digits;
- ESM license bookings decline in the mid to high single digits, and down low to mid single digits in constant currency;
- MSM total bookings decline in the low to mid single digits, and flat to down low single digits in constant currency;
- Revenue growth in the low single digits, with growth on a constant currency basis in the low to mid single digits;
- Non-GAAP operating margin slightly lower than the prior year;
- Other income at a loss of around $40 million;
- Weighted shares outstanding down high single to low double digits from the prior year; and
- A non-GAAP tax rate of 25 percent.
BMC expects full year fiscal 2013 cash flow from operations to be between $735 million and $785 million, which at the midpoint represents a 5 percent decrease over fiscal 2012, including the adverse impact from foreign currency exchange rates.
A conference call to discuss the fiscal 2013 third quarter is scheduled for today, January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm Central Time. Those interested in participating may call (913) 312-0711 and use the pass code BMC. To access a replay of the conference call that will be available for one week, dial (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112 and use the pass code BMC. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's website at investors.bmc.com. A replay of the webcast will be available within 24 hours and archived on the website.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the Company's results as determined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company has also disclosed in this press release and the accompanying tables the following non-GAAP information: (a) non-GAAP operating expenses, (b) non-GAAP operating income, (c) non-GAAP operating margin, (d) non-GAAP net earnings and (e) non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. Each of these financial measures excludes the impact of certain items and, therefore, has not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude share-based compensation expense; the amortization of intangible assets; severance, exit costs and related charges; proxy contest costs; as well as the related tax impacts of these items; and certain discrete tax items. Each of the non-GAAP adjustments is described in more detail below. This press release also contains a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to its most comparable GAAP financial measure.
We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results because they exclude amounts that BMC management and the board of directors do not consider part of core operating results when assessing the performance of the organization. In addition, we have historically reported similar non-GAAP financial measures and we believe that inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures provides consistency and comparability with past reports of financial results. Accordingly, we believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management.
While we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information, there are limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting and may not be completely comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation between companies. Items such as share-based compensation expense; the amortization of intangible assets; severance, exit costs and related charges; proxy contest costs; as well as the related tax impacts of these items; and certain discrete tax items that are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures can have a material impact on net earnings. As a result, these non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, net earnings, cash flow from operations or other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures that are included elsewhere in this press release.
The following discusses the reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures:
- Share-based compensation expense. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the compensation expenses required to be recorded by GAAP for equity awards to employees and directors. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding expenses related to share-based compensation, because these costs are generally fixed at the time an award is granted, are then expensed over several years and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management once granted.
- Amortization of intangible assets. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude costs associated with the amortization of intangible assets. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding amortization of intangible assets, because these costs are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition.
- Severance, exit costs and related charges. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude severance, exit costs and related charges, and any subsequent changes in estimates, as they relate to our corporate restructuring and exit activities. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding severance, exit costs and related charges, in order to provide comparability and consistency with historical operating results.
- Proxy contest costs. During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company became engaged in a proxy contest initiated by a shareholder of the Company. The Company recorded a charge of approximately $6 million for unplanned proxy contest expenses during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, consisting primarily of outside financial advisory, legal, solicitation and consulting fees. During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, we renegotiated certain of these fees and recorded a corresponding reduction to proxy contest costs. Management and the board of directors believe it is useful in evaluating corporate performance during a particular time period to review the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, excluding such costs, in order to provide comparability and consistency with historical operating results.
- Provision for income taxes on above pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the tax impact of the above pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments. This amount is calculated using the tax rates of each country to which these pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments relate. Management excludes the non-GAAP adjustments on a net-of-tax basis in evaluating our performance. Therefore, we exclude the tax impact of these charges when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.
- Certain discrete tax items. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude net tax benefits of $6 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2011, associated with tax authority settlements related to prior years' tax matters. Management excludes the impact of these items in evaluating our performance. Therefore, we exclude these items when presenting non-GAAP financial measures.
In this press release we refer to certain bookings information. Bookings represent the transactional value of new contracts closed and recorded in our financial statements, including amounts recorded to both revenue and deferred revenue. We also refer to growth rates for revenue and bookings at constant currency or adjusting for currency so that the business results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, thereby facilitating period-to-period comparisons of the Company's business performance. Generally, when the U.S. dollar either strengthens or weakens against other currencies, the growth at constant currency rates or adjusting for currency will be higher or lower than growth reported at actual exchange rates.
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STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
|Quarter Ended December 31,||Percentage|
|Cost of license revenue||38.6||41.1||6.5||%|
|Cost of maintenance revenue||46.2||51.3||11.0||%|
|Cost of professional services revenue||52.8||56.3||6.6||%|
|Selling and marketing expenses||154.1||175.8||14.1||%|
|Research and development expenses||38.5||41.9||8.8||%|
|General and administrative expenses||50.4||56.2||11.5||%|
|Amortization of intangible assets||5.8||10.0||72.4||%|
|Total operating expenses||386.4||432.6||12.0||%|
|Other loss, net||(3.5||)||(10.6||)||202.9||%|
|Earnings before income taxes||158.3||137.0||(13.5||)%|
|Provision for income taxes||38.4||30.7||(20.1||)%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.71||$||0.70||(1.4||)%|
|Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share||169.5||152.6||(10.0||)%|
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STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
|Nine Months Ended December 31,||Percentage|
|Cost of license revenue||116.2||120.8||4.0||%|
|Cost of maintenance revenue||139.5||155.1||11.2||%|
|Cost of professional services revenue||153.4||168.5||9.8||%|
|Selling and marketing expenses||452.3||503.7||11.4||%|
|Research and development expenses||121.5||116.5||(4.1||)%|
|General and administrative expenses||160.0||175.1||9.4||%|
|Amortization of intangible assets||26.5||33.5||26.4||%|
|Total operating expenses||1,169.4||1,273.2||8.9||%|
|Other loss, net||(9.9||)||(25.4||)||156.6||%|
|Earnings before income taxes||428.0||334.2||(21.9||)%|
|Provision for income taxes||97.7||75.9||(22.3||)%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||1.88||$||1.63||(13.3||)%|
|Shares used in computing diluted earnings per share||175.2||158.9||(9.3||)%|
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|June 30,||September 30,||December 31,||March 31,||June 30,||September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||1,582.9||$||1,459.7||$||1,319.5||$||1,496.9||$||1,465.5||$||1,311.2||$||1,057.9||(a)|
|Short-term investments||31.9||30.9||< Read Full Story|