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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter July 2019
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:01:00 PM
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Descartes Sys Group (DSGX) Recent Earnings

Descartes Sys Group (DSGX) reported 2nd Quarter July 2019 earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $80.5 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.09 per share on revenue of $80.2 million. Revenue grew 20.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Descartes Systems Group Inc is focused on logistics & supply chain management business processes. It' a provider of on-demand, cloud-based SaaS solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics intensive business.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.10
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.09
Reported Revenue
$80.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$80.2 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Descartes Announces Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results

Record Revenues and Income from Operations

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced its financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter (Q2FY20). All financial results referenced are in United States (US) currency and, unless otherwise indicated, are determined in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

“Our customers are facing a more dynamic business environment than ever, with global trade regulations changing on a daily basis and economic conditions in constant flux,” said Edward J. Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “This creates opportunities for companies that can react quickly with timely, reliable information and challenges for those that cannot.  Our continued investments in our Global Logistics Network are helping our customers successfully navigate this environment, and in turn our customers continue to do more business with us, which is reflected in our strong financial results.”

Q2FY20 Financial Results
As described in more detail below, key financial highlights for Descartes’ Q2FY20 included:

  • Revenues of $80.5 million, up 20% from $67.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 (Q2FY19) and up 3% from $78.0 million in the previous quarter (Q1FY20);
  • Revenues were comprised of services revenues of $71.4 million (89% of total revenues), professional services and other revenues of $8.0 million (10% of total revenues) and license revenues of $1.1 million (1% of total revenues). Services revenues were up 20% from $59.7 million in Q2FY19 and up 7% from $67.0 million in Q1FY20;
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $26.9 million, up 48% from $18.2 million in Q2FY19 and up 15% from $23.4 million in Q1FY20;
  • Income from operations of $13.1 million, up 30% from $10.1 million in Q2FY19 and up 10% from $11.9 million in Q1FY20;
  • Net income of $8.6 million, up 1% from $8.5 million in Q2FY19 and up 18% from $7.3 million in Q1FY20;
  • Earnings per share on a diluted basis of $0.10, compared to $0.11 in Q2FY19 and $0.09 in Q1FY20; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $30.2 million, up 32% from $22.8 million in Q2FY19 and up 5% from $28.7 million in Q1FY20. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues was 38%, compared to 34% in Q2FY19 and 37% in Q1FY20.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues are non-GAAP financial measures provided as a complement to financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. We define Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation (for which we include related fees and taxes) and other charges (for which we include restructuring charges and acquisition-related expenses). These items are considered by management to be outside Descartes' ongoing operational results. We define Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues as the quotient, expressed as a percentage, from dividing Adjusted EBITDA for a period by revenues for the corresponding period. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues to net income determined in accordance with GAAP is provided later in this release.

The following table summarizes Descartes' results in the categories specified below over the past 5 fiscal quarters (unaudited; dollar amounts, other than per share amounts, in millions):

 Q2
FY20
Q1
FY20
Q4
FY19
Q3
FY19
Q2
FY19
Revenues80.578.071.070.067.1
Services revenues71.467.062.961.159.7
Gross margin74%74%73%73%73%
Cash provided by operating activities26.923.421.819.218.2
Income from operations13.111.910.610.810.1
Net income8.67.37.97.98.5
Net income as a % of revenues11%9%11%11%13%
Earnings per diluted share0.100.090.100.100.11
Adjusted EBITDA30.228.725.024.022.8
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of revenues38%37%35%34%34%

Year-to-Date Financial Results

As described in more detail below, key financial highlights for Descartes’ six-month period ended July 31, 2019 (1HFY20) included:

  • Revenues of $158.5 million, up 18% from $134.1 million in the same period a year ago (1HFY19);
  • Revenues were comprised of services revenues of $138.4 million (87% of total revenues), professional services and other revenues of $16.7 million (11% of total revenues) and license revenues of $3.4 million (2% of total revenues). Services revenues were up 18% from $117.5 million in 1HFY19;
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $50.4 million, up 36% from $37.1 million in 1HFY19;
  • Income from operations of $25.0 million, up 26% from $19.9 million in 1HFY19;
  • Net income of $15.9 million, up 3% from $15.5 million in 1HFY19. Net income as a percentage of revenues was 10%, compared to 12% in 1HFY19;
  • Earnings per share on a diluted basis of $0.20, consistent with 1HFY19; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $58.9 million, up 31% from $44.9 million in 1HFY19. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues was 37%, compared to 33% in 1HFY19.

The following table summarizes Descartes’ results in the categories specified below over 1HFY20 and 1HFY19 (unaudited, dollar amounts in millions):

 1HFY201HFY19
Revenues158.5134.1
Services revenues138.4117.5
Gross margin74%73%
Cash provided by operating activities50.437.1
Income from operations25.019.9
Net income15.915.5
Net income as a % of revenues10%12%
Earnings per diluted share0.200.20
Adjusted EBITDA58.944.9
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of revenues37%33%

Cash Position
At July 31, 2019, Descartes had $27.4 million in cash. Cash decreased $2.1 million in Q2FY20 and increased $0.1 million in 1HFY20. The table set forth below provides a summary of cash flows for Q2FY20 and 1HFY20 in millions of dollars:

 Q2FY20 1HFY20 
Cash provided by operating activities26.9 50.4 
Additions to property and equipment(1.0)(2.4)
Acquisitions of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired(40.4)(280.3)
Proceeds from borrowing on credit facility43.8 285.0 
Credit facility repayments(267.9)(287.9)
Payment of debt issuance costs(0.4)(1.8)
Issuances of common shares, net of issuance costs  237.1   237.8 
Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash(0.2)(0.7)
Net change in cash(2.1)0.1 
Cash, beginning of period  29.5   27.3 
Cash, end of period27.4 27.4 

Acquisition of CORE
On May 10, 2019, Descartes acquired Core Transport Technologies NZ Limited (“CORE”), an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers and ground handlers with shipment scanning and tracking solutions. The purchase price for the acquisition was approximately $21.8 million, net of cash acquired, which was funded from drawing on Descartes’ existing credit facility. Additional contingent consideration of up to $9.0 million in cash is payable if certain revenue performance targets are met by CORE in the two years following the acquisition.

Public Offering
On June 10, 2019, Descartes completed a public offering of common shares in the United States and Canada at a price of $35.50 per common share pursuant to a short-form base shelf prospectus and related prospectus supplement filed in connection with the offering. The total offering of 6,900,000 common shares included the exercise in full by the underwriters of a 15% over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds to Descartes of $245.0 million. Net proceeds to Descartes were approximately $236.6 million once expenses associated with the offering were deducted inclusive of the related deferred tax benefit on share issuance costs.

Acquisition of STEPcom
On June 27, 2019, Descartes acquired Tegmento AG and Contentis AG (collectively, “STEPcom”), a Business-to-Business supply chain integration network based in Switzerland. The purchase price for the acquisition was approximately $18.6 million, net of cash acquired, which was funded from drawing on Descartes’ existing credit facility. 

Acquisition of BestTransport
On August 20, 2019, Descartes acquired all the shares of BestTransport.com, Inc. (“BestTransport”), a cloud-based transportation management system provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors. The purchase price for the acquisition was approximately $11.7 million, net of cash acquired, which was funded from drawing on Descartes’ existing credit facility.    

Descartes Evolution — 2020 User Group Conference
Descartes will be hosting Descartes Evolution at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale,  Florida from Tuesday, March 17 to Thursday, March 19, 2020. Descartes Evolution is Descartes’ pinnacle event where customers and partners from around the world get together to network with other Descartes users, meet the Descartes product management team, provide input on Descartes' product development plans, and learn more about Descartes solutions and how to improve their operations. Information on the event is available at the following site:
https://www.descartes.com/usergroup.

Conference Call
Members of Descartes' executive management team will host a conference call to discuss the company's financial results today at 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 4. Designated numbers are +1 888 465-5079 for North America and  +1 416 216-4169 for international, using Passcode 8740195#.

The company will simultaneously conduct an audio webcast on the Descartes Web site at www.descartes.com/descartes/investor-relations. Phone conference dial-in or webcast log-in is required approximately 10 minutes beforehand.

Replays of the conference call will be available following the call from 8:00 p.m. ET, and until September 11, 2019, by dialing +1 888 843-7419 or +1 630 652-3042 followed by Passcode 8740195#. An archived replay of the webcast will be available at www.descartes.com/descartes/investor-relations.

About Descartes
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Descartes Investor Contact:
Laurie McCauley +1-519-746-6114 x202358
investor@descartes.com

Safe Harbor Statement
This release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relates to Descartes' growth in margins and generation of cash; continued growth and acquisitions; rate of profitable growth; demand for Descartes' solutions; growth of Descartes' Global Logistics Network; customer buying patterns; customer expectations of Descartes; development of the GLN and the benefits thereof to customers; and other matters. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions including the following: global shipment volumes continuing to increase at levels consistent with the average growth rates of the global economy; countries continuing to implement and enforce existing and additional customs and security regulations relating to the provision of electronic information for imports and exports; countries continuing to implement and enforce existing and additional trade restrictions and sanctioned party lists with respect to doing business with certain countries, organizations, entities and individuals; Descartes' continued operation of a secure and reliable business network; the stability of general economic and market conditions, currency exchange rates, and interest rates; equity and debt markets continuing to provide Descartes with access to capital; Descartes' continued ability to identify and source attractive and executable business combination opportunities; Descartes' ability to develop solutions that keep pace with the continuing changes in technology, and our continued compliance with third party intellectual property rights. These assumptions may prove to be inaccurate. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Descartes, or developments in Descartes' business or industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, Descartes' ability to successfully execute on acquisitions and to integrate acquired businesses and assets, and to predict expenses associated with and revenues from acquisitions; the ability to attract and retain key personnel and the ability to manage the departure of key personnel and the transition of our executive management team; changes in trade or transportation regulations that currently require customers to use services such as those offered by Descartes; the impact on Descartes' business of a global economic downturn; changes in customer behaviour and expectations; Descartes’ ability to successfully design and develop enhancements to our products and solutions; departures of key customers; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates; Descartes' ability to retain or obtain sufficient capital in addition to its debt facility to execute on its business strategy, including its acquisition strategy; disruptions in the movement of freight; the potential for future goodwill or intangible asset impairment as a result of other-than-temporary decreases in Descartes' market capitalization; and other factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada, including Descartes' most recently filed Management's Discussion and Analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues

We prepare and release quarterly unaudited and annual audited financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. We also disclose and discuss certain non-GAAP financial information, used to evaluate our performance, in this and other earnings releases and investor conference calls as a complement to results provided in accordance with GAAP. We believe that current shareholders and potential investors in our company use non-GAAP financial measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues, in making investment decisions about our company and measuring our operational results.

The term “Adjusted EBITDA” refers to a financial measure that we define as earnings before certain charges that management considers to be non-operating expenses and which consist of interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation (for which we include related fees and taxes) and other charges (for which we include restructuring charges and acquisition-related expenses). Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues divides Adjusted EBITDA for a period by the revenues for the corresponding period and expresses the quotient as a percentage.

Management considers these non-operating expenses to be outside the scope of Descartes’ ongoing operations and the related expenses are not used by management to measure operations. Accordingly, these expenses are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA, which we reference to both measure our operations and as a basis of comparison of our operations from period-to-period. Management believes that investors and financial analysts measure our business on the same basis, and we are providing the Adjusted EBITDA financial metric to assist in this evaluation and to provide a higher level of transparency into how we measure our own business. However, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues are non-GAAP financial measures and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues should not be construed as a substitute for net income determined in accordance with GAAP or other non-GAAP measures that may be used by other companies, such as EBITDA. The use of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues does have limitations. In particular, we have completed three acquisitions since the beginning of fiscal 2020 and may complete additional acquisitions in the future that will result in acquisition-related expenses and restructuring charges. As these acquisition-related expenses and restructuring charges may continue as we pursue our consolidation strategy, some investors may consider these charges and expenses as a recurring part of operations rather than expenses that are not part of operations.

The table below reconciles Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues to net income reported in our unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations for Q2FY20 Q1FY20, Q4FY19, Q3FY19 and Q2FY19, which we believe is the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

(US dollars in millions)Q2FY20Q1FY20Q4FY19Q3FY19Q2FY19
Net income, as reported on Consolidated Statements of Operations8.67.37.97.98.5
Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:     
Interest expense1.42.20.50.60.5
Investment income -(0.1)(0.1)--
Income tax expense3.12.52.42.31.2
Depreciation expense1.10.91.51.11.0
Amortization of intangible assets14.112.810.310.410.0
Stock-based compensation and related taxes1.31.01.01.21.0
Other charges0.62.11.50.50.6
Adjusted EBITDA30.228.725.024.022.8
      
Revenues80.578.071.070.067.1
Net income as % of revenues11%9%11%11%13%
Adjusted EBITDA as % of revenues38%37%35%34%34%

The table below reconciles Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues to net income reported in our unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations for 1HFY20 and 1HFY19, which we believe is the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

(US dollars in millions)1HFY201HFY19
Net income, as reported on Consolidated Statements of Operations15.915.5
Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:  
Interest expense3.61.0
Investment income(0.1)(0.1)
Income tax expense5.63.5
Depreciation expense2.02.0
Amortization of intangible assets26.919.5
Stock-based compensation and related taxes2.31.8
Other charges2.71.7
Adjusted EBITDA58.944.9
   
Revenues158.5134.1
Net income as % of revenues10%12%
Adjusted EBITDA as % of revenues37%33%

                       

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(US dollars in thousands; US GAAP; Unaudited)
 July 31, January 31, 
 2019 2019 (Audited) 
ASSETS  
CURRENT ASSETS  
Cash27,362 27,298 
Accounts receivable (net)  
Trade32,882 31,493 
Other5,582 4,331 
Prepaid expenses and other10,573 9,027 
Inventory153 95 
 76,552 72,244 
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS12,016 10,510 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET15,625 12,612 
RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS13,162 - 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES22,101 3,598 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET278,011 176,192 
GOODWILL522,637 378,178 
 940,104 653,334 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
CURRENT LIABILITIES  
Accounts payable4,492 5,147 
Accrued liabilities33,173 29,392 
Lease obligations3,966 - 
Income taxes payable2,090 1,592 
Deferred revenue43,897 34,236 
 87,618 70,367 
LONG-TERM DEBT22,755 25,464 
LONG-TERM LEASE OBLIGATIONS9,603 - 
LONG-TERM DEFERRED REVENUE999 855 
LONG-TERM INCOME TAXES PAYABLE7,630 7,634 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES15,119 15,507 
 143,724 119,827 
   
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY  
Common shares – unlimited shares authorized; Shares issued and outstanding totaled 84,125,956 at July 31, 2019 (January 31, 2019 – 76,864,866)523,383 276,753 
Additional paid-in capital456,784 454,722 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(26,913)(25,201)
Accumulated deficit(156,874)(172,767)
 796,380 533,507 
 940,104 653,334 






 

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(US dollars in thousands, except per share and weighted average share amounts; US GAAP; Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
  Six Months Ended
 
 July 31, July 31,  July 31, July 31, 
 2019 2018  2019 2018 
      
REVENUES80,540 67,115  158,544 134,133 
COST OF REVENUES21,137 17,961  40,993 36,545 
GROSS MARGIN59,403 49,154  117,551 97,588 
EXPENSES     
Sales and marketing10,035 9,328  20,167 18,464 
Research and development13,358 11,870  26,086 23,807 
General and administrative8,228 7,160  16,706 14,084 
Other charges600 581  2,664 1,721 
Amortization of intangible assets14,102 10,003  26,879 19,555 
 46,323 38,942  92,502 77,631 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS13,080 10,212  25,049 19,957 
INTEREST EXPENSE(1,444)(519) (3,603)(1,065)
INVESTMENT INCOME41 46  112 100 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES11,677 9,739  21,558 18,992 
INCOME TAX EXPENSE     
Current1,626 1,142  3,361 3,086 
Deferred1,478 99  2,304 422 
 3,104 1,241  5,665 3,508 
NET INCOME8,573 8,498  15,893 15,484 
EARNINGS PER SHARE     
Basic0.11 0.11  0.20 0.20 
Diluted0.10 0.11  0.20 0.20 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (thousands)     
Basic81,049 76,816  79,132 76,805 
Diluted82,245 77,781  80,287 77,714 

 

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(US dollars in thousands; US GAAP; Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
  Six Months Ended
 
 July 31, July 31,  July 31, July 31, 
 2019 2018 2019 2018 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net income8,573 8,498 15,893 15,484 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation1,075 1,014 1,967 1,921 
Amortization of intangible assets14,102 10,003 26,879 19,555 
Stock-based compensation expense1,325 1,001 2,264 1,734 
Other non-cash operating activities182 (40)11 (70)
Deferred tax expense1,478 99 2,304 422 
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities: -  - 
  Accounts receivable    
  Trade2,723  5,383  
  Other(629)835 (1,058)(1,040)
  Prepaid expenses and other1,368 (644)(2,116)(419)
  Inventory(33)(575)(36)(2,250)
  Accounts payable(1,879)32 (1,591)50 
  Accrued liabilities(2,639)(1,665)1,140 2,372 
  Income taxes payable151 1,418 351 354 
  Operating leases27 (1,776)410 (1,596)
  Deferred revenue1,097 39 (1,445)575 
Cash provided by operating activities26,921 18,239 50,356 37,092 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES    
Additions to property and equipment(997)(982)(2,395)(1,947)
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired(40,472)(26,107)(280,335)(58,489)
Cash used in investing activities(41,469)(27,089)(282,730)(60,436)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Proceeds from borrowing on the credit facility43,809 25,348 285,015 58,515 
Credit facility repayments(267,930)(17,927)(287,862)(35,537)
Payment of debt issuance costs(432)- (1,814)- 
Issuance of common shares for cash, net of issuance costs237,071 (88)237,803 365 
Cash provided by financing activities12,518 7,333 233,142 23,343 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash(158)(625)(704)(1,076)
(Decrease) increase in cash(2,188)(2,142)64 (1,077)
Cash, beginning of period29,550 36,210 27,298 35,145 
Cash, end of period27,362 34,068 27,362 34,068 

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