PEGA
$58.40
Pegasystems
Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:05:00 PM
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Pegasystems (PEGA) reported 1st Quarter March 2018 earnings of $0.25 per share on revenue of $235.2 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.31 per share on revenue of $225.6 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.34 per share. Revenue grew 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Pegasystems Inc. develops, market, and license software and also provides implementation, consulting, training, and technical support services to help its customers maximize the business value from the use of the Company' software.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.25
Earnings Whisper
$0.34
Consensus Estimate
$0.31
Reported Revenue
$235.2 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$225.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Pegasystems Announces Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world's leading enterprises, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

"We're pleased to see our clients embracing our strategic shift to more recurring arrangements," said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems.  "We have a unique offering for customer engagement and digital process automation that has tremendous potential.  We continue to be very positive about how our software is being adopted and our long-term growth opportunities."

"We are excited to see our term and cloud ACV grow 22 percent, year over year, driving total ACV of nearly $500 million," said Ken Stillwell, CFO, Pegasystems. "We have discussed the importance of ACV as our most relevant performance metric of the growth and predictability of the future cash flow of our business, especially under the new revenue standard."

Select financial and performance metrics(1)(2)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2018


2017


Change




As Adjusted




Perpetual license (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

23,078



$

37,899



$

(14,821)


(39%)


Term license (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

64,695



$

89,109



$

(24,414)


(27%)


Software license revenue (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

87,773



$

127,008



$

(39,235)


(31%)


Total revenue (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

235,182



$

256,309



$

(21,127)


(8%)


Net income (GAAP)

$

12,200



$

52,963



$

(40,763)


(77%)


Net income (Non-GAAP)

$

20,252



$

54,070



$

(33,818)


(63%)


Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

$

0.15



$

0.65



$

(0.50)


(77%)


Diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP)

$

0.24



$

0.66



$

(0.42)


(64%)


Cash provided by operating activities (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

55,655



$

32,444



$

23,211


72%


(1) A reconciliation of our Non-GAAP to GAAP measures is contained in the financial schedules at the end of this release. The Company adopted the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") in the current quarter and has adjusted prior periods to conform.

(2) The decrease in total revenue in the three months ended March 31, 2018 was primarily due to;

  • A large multi-year term renewal of approximately $35 million recognized in revenue in the first quarter of 2017 under ASC 606; and
  • The growth of cloud ACV was more than double the rate of term ACV. Cloud arrangements are recognized in revenue over the contract duration, as compared to term arrangements, which are recognized in revenue when effective under ASC 606.

Annual contract value (ACV) (1)

(1) ACV, as of a given date, is the sum of the following two components:

  • The sum of the annual value of each term and cloud contract in effect on such date, with the annual value of a term or cloud contract being equal to the total value of the contract divided by the total number of years of the contract.
  • Maintenance revenue reported for the quarter ended on such date, multiplied by four.

Quarterly conference call

Pegasystems will host a conference call and audio-only webcast associated with this announcement at 5:00 p.m. EDT today.

A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the investor information page of the Company's website at www.pega.com/about/investors.

Dial-in information is as follows: (888) 394-8218 (domestic) or (323) 701-0225 (international).

To listen to the webcast, log onto www.pega.com/about/investors at least five minutes prior to the event's broadcast and click on the webcast icon in the investors section. A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com/about/investors by clicking the earnings calls link in the Investors section.

Discussion of non-GAAP financial measures

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP"), the Company provides non-GAAP measures, including in this release. Pegasystems' management utilizes a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, for making operating decisions, and for forecasting and planning for future periods. The Company's annual financial plan is prepared on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and both are approved by our board of directors. In addition, and as a consequence of the importance of these measures in managing the business, the Company uses non-GAAP measures and financial performance results in the evaluation process to establish management's compensation.

The non-GAAP measures exclude the effects of certain business combination accounting entries, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related and restructuring expenses, and certain other adjustments. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures are helpful in understanding its past financial performance and its anticipated future results. These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

A reconciliation of the Company's GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial schedules at the end of this release.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate, and management's beliefs and assumptions. In addition, other written or oral statements that constitute forward-looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. Words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "could," "estimate," "may," "target," "strategy," "is intended to," "project," "guidance," "likely," "usually," or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict.  Important factors that could cause actual future activities and results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements include, among others, variation in demand for our products and services and the difficulty in predicting factors affecting the timing of license revenue recognition; reliance on third party relationships; our beliefs and the timing of the completion of our analysis regarding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, including its impact on income tax expense and deferred tax assets; the inherent risks associated with international operations and the continued uncertainties in the global economy; our continued effort to market and sell both domestically and internationally; foreign currency exchange rates; the financial impact of any future acquisitions; the potential legal and financial liabilities and reputation damage due to cyber-attacks and security breaches; and management of our growth. These risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements, are described more completely in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as well as other filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). These documents are available on the Company's website at www.pega.com/about/investors.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent the Company's views as of May 10, 2018. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and there are no assurances that the matters contained in such statements will be achieved. Although subsequent events may cause our view to change, except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise. The statements should therefore not be relied upon as representing the Company's view as of any date subsequent to May 10, 2018.

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega's adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on its unified Pega Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs.  Over its 35-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world's leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.  For more information on Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) visit www.pega.com.

Press Contact:
Lisa Pintchman 
Pegasystems Inc.
lisa.pintchman@pega.com 
(617) 866-6022 
Twitter: @pega

Investor Contact: 
Garo Toomajanian
ICR for Pegasystems 
PegaInvestorRelations@pega.com 
(617) 866-6077

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PEGASYSTEMS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended
March 31,


2018


2017




As Adjusted(1)

Revenue




Software license

$

87,773



$

127,008


Maintenance

64,525



58,713


Services

82,884



70,588


Total revenue

235,182



256,309


Cost of revenue




Software license

1,255



1,300


Maintenance

6,082



7,218


Services

68,277



59,572


Total cost of revenue

75,614



68,090


Gross profit

159,568



188,219


Operating expenses




Selling and marketing

88,383



69,681


Research and development

46,785



40,296


General and administrative

16,464



12,335


Total operating expenses

151,632



122,312


Income from operations

7,936



65,907


Foreign currency transaction (loss)/gain

(1,085)



745


Interest income, net

764



205


Other income/(expense), net

363



(279)


Income before (benefit)/provision for income taxes

7,978



66,578


(Benefit)/provision for income taxes

(4,222)



13,615


Net income

$

12,200



$

52,963


Earnings per share




Basic

0.16



0.69


Diluted

0.15



0.65


Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding




Basic

78,236



76,761


Diluted

83,102



81,875


Cash dividends declared per share

$

0.03



$

0.03


(1)  We adopted the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") in the current quarter and have adjusted prior periods to conform.

 

PEGASYSTEMS INC.
UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES(1)
(in thousands, except % and per share amounts)



Three Months Ended
March 31,




2018


2017


Change




As Adjusted(4)



Total revenue (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

$

235,182



$

256,309



(8%)








Gross profit (GAAP)

$

159,568



$

188,219



(15%)


Amortization of intangible assets

1,232



1,334




Stock-based compensation(2)

3,701



3,622




Gross profit (Non-GAAP)

$

164,501



$

193,175



(15%)








Income from operations (GAAP)

$

7,936



$

65,907



(88%)


Amortization of intangible assets

2,837



3,200




Stock-based compensation(2)

15,109



12,508




Income from operations (Non-GAAP)

$

25,882



$

81,615



(68%)








Net income (GAAP)

$

12,200



$

52,963



(77%)


Amortization of intangible assets

2,837



3,200




Stock-based compensation(2)

15,109



12,508




Income tax effects (3)

(9,894)



(14,601)




Net income (Non-GAAP)

$

20,252



$

54,070



(63%)








Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)

$

0.15



$

0.65



(77%)


Amortization of intangible assets

0.03



0.04




Stock-based compensation (2)

0.18



0.15




Income tax effects (3)

(0.12)



(0.18)




Diluted earnings per share (Non-GAAP)

$

0.24



$

0.66



(64%)








Diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

83,102



81,875



1%


(1) This presentation includes non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to comparable GAAP measures, the reasons why management uses these measures, the usefulness of these measures, and the material limitations on the usefulness of these measures, see disclosure under "Discussion of non-GAAP financial measures" included earlier in this release and below.

Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items, as well as the related income tax effects:

  • Amortization of intangible assets: We have excluded the amortization expense of intangible assets from our non-GAAP operating expenses and profitability measures. Amortization of intangible assets is inconsistent in amount and frequency and is significantly affected by the timing and size of our acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to our revenues earned during the periods presented and are expected to contribute to our future period revenues as well. Amortization of intangible assets will recur in future periods.
  • Stock-based compensation: We have excluded stock-based compensation expense from our non-GAAP operating expenses and profitability measures. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees, and we believe such compensation contributed to the revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the generation of future period revenues, we continue to evaluate our business performance excluding stock-based compensation expense.

(2) Stock-based compensation was as follows:


Three Months Ended
March 31,

(in thousands)

2018


2017

Cost of revenues

$

3,701



$

3,622


Selling and marketing

4,658



3,405


Research and development

3,637



3,312


General and administrative

3,113



2,169



$

15,109



$

12,508


Income tax benefit

$

(3,141)



$

(3,815)


(3) The effective tax rates were as follows:


Three Months Ended
March 31,


2018


2017




As Adjusted(4)

Effective tax rate (GAAP)

(53)%



20%


Effective tax rate (Non-GAAP)

22%



34%


 

The difference between our GAAP and non-GAAP effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 primarily related to the impact of the following items on our GAAP effective tax rate:

  • Excess tax benefits generated by our stock-based compensation plans;
  • Tax credits for stock-based compensation awards to research and development employees; and
  • Unfavorable foreign stock-based compensation adjustments.

(4) We adopted the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") in the current quarter and have adjusted prior periods to conform.

 

PEGASYSTEMS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)



March 31,
 2018


December 31,
 2017




As Adjusted(1)

Assets:




Total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities

$

254,837



$

223,748


Total receivables (billed and unbilled)

498,715



542,341


Goodwill

73,017



72,952


Other assets

179,386



172,526


Total assets

$

1,005,955



$

1,011,567






Liabilities and stockholders' equity:




Accrued expenses, including compensation and related expenses

$

92,371



$

111,548


Short-term deferred revenue

175,586



166,297


Deferred income tax liabilities

39,932



38,463


Other liabilities

35,943



41,022


Stockholders' equity

662,123



654,237


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

1,005,955



$

1,011,567


(1)  We adopted the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") in the current quarter and have adjusted prior periods to conform.

 

PEGASYSTEMS INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)



Three Months Ended
March 31,


2018


2017




As Adjusted(1)

Operating activities:




Net income

$

12,200



$

52,963


Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:




Change in operating assets and liabilities, net

19,591



(47,555)


Stock-based compensation expense

15,109



12,508


Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets

6,145



6,088


Other non-cash

2,610



8,440


Cash provided by operating activities

55,655



32,444


Cash used in investing activities

(31,278)



(3,727)


Cash used in financing activities

(23,052)



(15,994)


Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

2,186



521


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

3,511



13,244


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

162,279



70,594


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

165,790



$

83,838


(1)  We adopted the new revenue recognition standard ("ASC 606") in the current quarter and have adjusted prior periods to conform.

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