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Verint Systems
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter July 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:05:02 PM
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Summary

Verint Systems Raises Earnings Guidance

Verint Systems (VRNT) reported 2nd Quarter July 2017 earnings of $0.35 per share on revenue of $274.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.21 per share on revenue of $270.3 million. Revenue grew 4.9% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it now expects fiscal year non-GAAP earnings of approximately $2.75 per share and continues to expect revenue of $1.12 billion to $1.16 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of approximately $2.70 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.72 per share on revenue of $1.14 billion for the year ending January 31, 2018.

Verint Systems Inc is a provider of Actionable Intelligence solutions and services for enterprise workforce optimization and security intelligence.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.35
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.21
Reported Revenue
$274.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$270.3 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Verint Reports Second Quarter Results

Verint(R) Systems Inc. (VRNT), a global leader in Actionable Intelligence(R) solutions and value-added services, today announced results for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017.

Financial Highlights

Below is selected unaudited financial information for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and not in accordance with GAAP ("non-GAAP").

Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 - GAAP
Three Months Ended July 31, 2017 - Non-GAAP
Revenue: $274.8 million(1)
Revenue: $278.2 million(1)
Operating income: $3.9 million
Operating income: $45.6 million
Net loss per share: $(0.10)
Diluted net income per share: $0.61
Six Months Ended July 31, 2017 - GAAP
Six Months Ended July 31, 2017 - Non-GAAP
Revenue: $535.8 million(1)
Revenue: $544.0 million(1)
Operating loss: $(5.4) million
Operating income: $88.4 million
Net loss per share: $(0.42)
Diluted net income per share: $1.09
(1) Please refer to Table 6 for constant currency revenue
information, and "Supplemental Information about Non-GAAP Financial
Measures" at the end of this press release for more information.

CEO Commentary

"We are pleased with our strong second quarter and first half results, which increase our confidence in achieving our full year outlook in both of our segments," said Dan Bodner, Verint CEO and President.

Bodner continued, "In Customer Engagement, we continue to expand our portfolio, offer our existing customers new solutions and win many new customers. We expect our on-going investments in innovation, such as new automation and artificial intelligence capabilities, will contribute to faster growth in the second half of this year and longer term."

"In Cyber Intelligence, our double digit revenue growth in the first half of the year was driven by demand for data mining solutions to address terrorism, crime, cyber-attacks, and other threats that remain pervasive around the world. We believe ongoing security threats present a long-term growth opportunity for Verint and we continue to invest to meet global customer demand," Bodner concluded.

Financial Outlook

Verint’s non-GAAP outlook for the year ending January 31, 2018 is as follows:

Maintain Revenue Outlook: -- In our Customer Engagement segment, we expect mid-single digit revenue growth.

In our Cyber Intelligence segment, we expect high-single digit revenue growth.

Increase EPS outlook: Based on the above, we expect total revenue of $1.14 billion with a range of +/- 2% and diluted earnings per share of $2.75 at the midpoint.

Our non-GAAP outlook for the year ending January 31, 2018 excludes the following GAAP measures which we are able to quantify with reasonable certainty:

-- Amortization of intangible assets of approximately $71 million.

Amortization of discount on convertible notes of approximately $11 million.

Our non-GAAP outlook for the year ending January 31, 2018 excludes the following GAAP measures for which we are able to provide a range of probable significance:

Revenue adjustments related to completed acquisitions are expected to be between approximately $12 million and $14 million for the year ending January 31, 2018.

Stock-based compensation is expected to be between approximately $65 million and $70 million for the year ending January 31, 2018, assuming market prices for our common stock approximately consistent with current levels.

Our non-GAAP outlook does not include the potential impact of any in-process business acquisitions that may close after the date hereof, and, unless otherwise specified, reflects foreign currency exchange rates approximately consistent with current rates.

We are unable, without unreasonable efforts, to provide a reconciliation for other GAAP measures which are excluded from our non-GAAP outlook, including the impact of future business acquisitions or acquisition expenses, future restructuring expenses, and non-GAAP income tax adjustments due to the level of unpredictability and uncertainty associated with these items. For these same reasons, we are unable to assess the probable significance of these excluded items. While historical results may not be indicative of future results, actual amounts for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 and 2016 for the GAAP measures excluded from our non-GAAP outlook appear in Table 3 to this press release.

Conference Call Information

We will conduct a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss our results for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 and outlook for the year ending January 31, 2018. An online, real-time webcast of the conference call will be available on our website at www.verint.com. The conference call can also be accessed live via telephone at 1-844-309-0615 (United States and Canada) and 1-661-378-9462 (international) and the passcode is 74877987. Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures presented for completed periods to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, please see Tables 2, 3, 6 and 7 as well as "Supplemental Information About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this press release.

About Verint Systems Inc.

Verint(R) (VRNT) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence(R) solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Today, over 10,000 organizations in more than 180 countries--including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100--count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Learn more about how we’re creating A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence(R) at www.verint.com.

Cautions About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding expectations, predictions, views, opportunities, plans, strategies, beliefs, and statements of similar effect relating to Verint Systems Inc. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and they are based on management’s expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results or conditions to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause our actual results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations include, among others: uncertainties regarding the impact of general economic conditions in the United States and abroad, particularly in information technology spending and government budgets, on our business; risks associated with our ability to keep pace with technological changes, evolving industry standards, and customer challenges, such as the proliferation and strengthening of encryption, and the transition of portions of the software market to the cloud, to adapt to changing market potential from area to area within our markets, and to successfully develop, launch, and drive demand for new, innovative, high-quality products that meet or exceed customer needs, while simultaneously preserving our legacy businesses and migrating away from areas of commoditization; risks due to aggressive competition in all of our markets, including with respect to maintaining margins and sufficient levels of investment in our business; risks created by the continued consolidation of our competitors or the introduction of large competitors in our markets with greater resources than we have; risks associated with our ability to successfully compete for, consummate, and implement mergers and acquisitions, including risks associated with valuations, capital constraints, costs and expenses, maintaining profitability levels, expansion into new areas, management distraction, post-acquisition integration activities, and potential asset impairments; risks relating to our ability to effectively and efficiently enhance our existing operations and execute on our growth strategy and profitability goals, including managing investments in our business and operations, managing our cloud transition and our revenue mix, and enhancing and securing our internal and external operations; risks associated with our ability to effectively and efficiently allocate limited financial and human resources to business, developmental, strategic, or other opportunities, and risk that such investments may not come to fruition or produce satisfactory returns; risks that we may be unable to establish and maintain relationships with key resellers, partners, and systems integrators; risks associated with our reliance on third-party suppliers, partners, or original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") for certain components, products, or services, including companies that may compete with us or work with our competitors; risks associated with the mishandling or perceived mishandling of sensitive or confidential information and with security vulnerabilities or lapses, including information technology system breaches, failures, or disruptions; risks that our products or services, or those of third-party suppliers, partners, or OEMs which we use in or with our offerings or otherwise rely on, may contain defects or may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks; risks associated with our significant international operations, including, among others, in Israel, Europe, and Asia, exposure to regions subject to political or economic instability, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, and challenges associated with a significant portion of our cash being held overseas; risks associated with a significant amount of our business coming from domestic and foreign government customers, including the ability to maintain security clearances for applicable projects and reputational risks associated with our security solutions; risks associated with complex and changing local and foreign regulatory environments in the jurisdictions in which we operate, including, among others, with respect to privacy, information security, trade compliance, anti-corruption, and regulations related to our security solutions; risks associated with our ability to retain and recruit qualified personnel in regions in which we operate, including in new markets and growth areas we may enter; challenges associated with selling sophisticated solutions, including with respect to educating our customers on the benefits of our solutions or assisting them in realizing such benefits; challenges associated with pursuing larger sales opportunities, including with respect to longer sales cycles, transaction reductions, deferrals, or cancellations during the sales cycle, risk of customer concentration, our ability to accurately forecast when a sales opportunity will convert to an order, or to forecast revenue and expenses, and increased volatility of our operating results from period to period; risks that our intellectual property rights may not be adequate to protect our business or assets or that others may make claims on our intellectual property or claim infringement on their intellectual property rights; risks that our customers or partners delay or cancel orders or are unable to honor contractual commitments due to liquidity issues, challenges in their business, or otherwise; risks that we may experience liquidity or working capital issues and related risks that financing sources may be unavailable to us on reasonable terms or at all; risks associated with significant leverage resulting from our current debt position or our ability to incur additional debt, including with respect to liquidity considerations, covenant limitations and compliance, fluctuations in interest rates, dilution considerations (with respect to our convertible notes), and our ability to maintain our credit ratings; risks arising as a result of contingent or other obligations or liabilities assumed in our acquisition of our former parent company, Comverse Technology, Inc. ("CTI"), or associated with formerly being consolidated with, and part of a consolidated tax group with, CTI, or as a result of CTI’s former subsidiary, Comverse, Inc. (now known as Mavenir, Inc.), being unwilling or unable to provide us with certain indemnities to which we are entitled; risks relating to the adequacy of our existing infrastructure, systems, processes, policies, procedures, and personnel and our ability to successfully implement and maintain enhancements to the foregoing and adequate systems and internal controls for our current and future operations and reporting needs, including related risks of financial statement omissions, misstatements, restatements, or filing delays; and risks associated with changing accounting principles or standards, tax rates, tax laws and regulations, and the continuing availability of expected tax benefits. We assume no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, except as otherwise required by law. For a detailed discussion of these risk factors, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2017, when filed, and other filings we make with the SEC.

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Table 1
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
July 31,
July 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Revenue:
Product
$ 94,412
$
90,456
$ 184,229
$ 166,168
Service and support
180,365
171,465
351,543
341,177
274,777
261,921
535,772
507,345
Total revenue
Cost of revenue:
Product
31,944
26,573
65,868
52,956
Service and support
69,200
66,754
136,545
131,885
Amortization of acquired technology
9,530
9,134
19,064
18,314
Total cost of revenue
110,674
102,461
221,477
203,155
Gross profit
164,103
159,460
314,295
304,190
Operating expenses:
Research and development, net
48,521
43,099
94,754
87,819
Selling, general and administrative
103,494
101,146
205,301
201,181
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
8,142
11,466
19,679
22,732
Total operating expenses
160,157
155,711
319,734
311,732
Operating income (loss)
3,946
3,749
(5,439 )
(7,542 )
Other income (expense), net:
Interest income
809
313
1,139
466
Interest expense
(9,118 )
(8,724 )
(18,106 )
(17,268 )
Loss on early retirement of debt
(1,934 )
--
(1,934 )
--
Other income (expense), net
4,983
(5,358 )
3,094
(1,539 )
Total other expense, net
(5,260 )
(13,769 )
(15,807 )
(18,341 )
Loss before provision for income taxes
(1,314 )
(10,020 )
(21,246 )
(25,883 )
Provision for income taxes
4,452
1,058
3,560
1,388
Net loss
(5,766 )
(11,078 )
(24,806 )
(27,271 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
661
627
1,407
1,890
Net loss attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
$ (6,427 )
$ (11,705 )
$ (26,213 )
$ (29,161 )
Net loss per common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc.:
Basic
$
(0.10 )
$
(0.19 )
$
(0.42 )
$
(0.47 )
Diluted
$
(0.10 )
$
(0.19 )
$
(0.42 )
$
(0.47 )
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic
63,185
62,668
62,838
62,463
Diluted
63,185
62,668
62,838
62,463
Table 2
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Segment Revenue
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
July 31,
July 31,
(in thousands)
2017
2016
2017
2016
GAAP Revenue By Segment:
Customer Engagement
$ 180,068
$ 177,328
$ 350,053
$
346,253
Cyber Intelligence
94,709
84,593
185,719
161,092
GAAP Total Revenue
$ 274,777
$ 261,921
$ 535,772
$
507,345
Revenue Adjustments Related to Acquisitions:
Customer Engagement
$
3,434
$
2,018
$
8,149
$
5,507
Cyber Intelligence
27
211
51
276
Total Revenue Adjustments Related to Acquisitions
$
3,461
$
2,229
$
8,200
$
5,783
Non-GAAP Revenue By Segment:
Customer Engagement
$ 183,502
$ 179,346
$ 358,202
$
351,760
Cyber Intelligence
94,736
84,804
185,770
161,368
Non-GAAP Total Revenue
$ 278,238
$ 264,150
$ 543,972
$
513,128
Table 3
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
July 31,
July 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)
2017
2016
2017
2016
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP Gross
Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit
GAAP gross profit
$ 164,103
$ 159,460
$ 314,295
$ 304,190
GAAP gross margin
59.7 %
60.9 %
58.7 %
60.0 %
Revenue adjustments related to acquisitions
3,461
2,229
8,200
5,783
Amortization of acquired technology
9,530
9,134
19,064
18,314
Stock-based compensation expenses
2,078
2,262
3,671
3,766
Acquisition expenses, net
67
193
68
2
Restructuring expenses
205
122
1,018
1,042
Non-GAAP gross profit
$ 179,444
$ 173,400
$ 346,316
$ 333,097
Non-GAAP gross margin
64.5 %
65.6 %
63.7 %
64.9 %
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP
Operating Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Operating Income
GAAP operating income (loss)
$
3,946
$
3,749
$
(5,439 )
$
(7,542 )
As a percentage of GAAP revenue
1.4 %
1.4 %
(1.0 )%
(1.5 )%
Revenue adjustments related to acquisitions
3,461
2,229
8,200
5,783
Amortization of acquired technology
9,530
9,134
19,064
18,314
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
8,142
11,466
19,679
22,732
Stock-based compensation expenses
16,804
16,388
34,487
31,728
Acquisition expenses, net
1,666
2,906
6,518
4,583
Restructuring expenses
1,770
2,351
5,248
7,265
Other adjustments
309
188
601
343
Non-GAAP operating income
$
45,628
$
48,411
$
88,358
$
83,206
As a percentage of non-GAAP revenue
16.4 %
18.3 %
16.2 %
16.2 %
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP Other
Expense, Net to Non-GAAP Other Expense, Net
GAAP other expense, net
$
(5,260 )
$ (13,769 )
$ (15,807 )
$ (18,341 )
Unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives, net
(892 )
134
(987 )
392
Amortization of convertible note discount
2,792
2,650
5,548
5,264
Loss on early retirement of debt
1,934
--
1,934
--
Acquisition expenses, net
38
(15 )
720
86
Restructuring expenses
58
118
138
363
Impairment charges
--
2,400
--
2,400
Non-GAAP other expense, net(1)
$
(1,330 )
$
(8,482 )
$
(8,454 )
$
(9,836 )
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP
Provision for Income Taxes to Non-GAAP Provision for Income Taxes
GAAP provision for income taxes
$
4,452
$
1,058
$
3,560
$
1,388
GAAP effective income tax rate
(338.8 )%
(10.6 )%
(16.8 )%
(5.4 )%
Non-GAAP tax adjustments
419
2,586
5,173
5,230
Non-GAAP provision for income taxes
$
4,871
$
3,644
$
8,733
$
6,618
Non-GAAP effective income tax rate
11.0 %
9.1 %
10.9 %
9.0 %
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP Net
Loss Attributable to Verint Systems Inc. to Non-GAAP Net Income
Attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
GAAP net loss attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
$
(6,427 )
$ (11,705 )
$ (26,213 )
$ (29,161 )
Revenue adjustments related to acquisitions
3,461
2,229
8,200
5,783
Amortization of acquired technology
9,530
9,134
19,064
18,314
Amortization of other acquired intangible assets
8,142
11,466
19,679
22,732
Stock-based compensation expenses
16,804
16,388
34,487
31,728
Unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives, net
(892 )
134
(987 )
392
Amortization of convertible note discount
2,792
2,650
5,548
5,264
Loss on early retirement of debt
1,934
--
1,934
--
Acquisition expenses, net
1,704
2,891
7,238
4,669
Restructuring expenses
1,828
2,469
5,386
7,628
Impairment charges
--
2,400
--
2,400
Other adjustments
309
188
601
343
Non-GAAP tax adjustments
(419 )
(2,586 )
(5,173 )
(5,230 )
Total GAAP net loss adjustments
45,193
47,363
95,977
94,023
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
$
38,766
$
35,658
$
69,764
$
64,862
Table Comparing GAAP Net Loss Per Common
Share Attributable to Verint Systems Inc. to Non-GAAP Diluted Net
Income Per Common Share Attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
GAAP net loss per common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
$
(0.10 )
$
(0.19 )
$
(0.42 )
$
(0.47 )
Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share attributable to Verint
$
0.61
$
0.57
$
1.09
$
1.03
Systems Inc.
GAAP weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per
63,185
62,668
62,838
62,463
common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
Additional weighted-average shares applicable to non-GAAP net income
861
260
981
421
per common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
Non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares used in computing net
64,046
62,928
63,819
62,884
income per common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
Table of Reconciliation from GAAP Net
Loss Attributable to Verint Systems Inc. to Adjusted EBITDA
GAAP net loss attributable to Verint Systems Inc.
$
(6,427 )
$ (11,705 )
$ (26,213 )
$ (29,161 )
As a percentage of GAAP revenue
(2.3 )%
(4.5 )%
(4.9 )%
(5.7 )%
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
661
627
1,407
1,890
Provision for income taxes
4,452
1,058
3,560
1,388
Other expense, net
5,260
13,769
15,807
18,341
Depreciation and amortization(2)
25,233
27,894
53,854
55,441
Revenue adjustments related to acquisitions
3,461
2,229
8,200
5,783
Stock-based compensation expenses
16,804
16,388
34,487
31,728
Acquisition expenses, net
1,666
2,906
6,518
4,583
Restructuring expenses
1,768
2,348
5,244
7,261
Other adjustments
309
188
601
343
Adjusted EBITDA
$
53,187
$
55,702
$ 103,465
$
97,597
As a percentage of non-GAAP revenue
19.1 %
21.1 %
19.0 %
19.0 %
Table of Reconciliation from Gross Debt
July 31,
January 31,
to Net Debt
2017
2017
Current maturities of long-term debt
$
4,577
$
4,611
Long-term debt
763,788
744,260
Unamortized debt discounts and issuance costs
56,961
60,571
Gross debt
825,326
809,442
Less:
Cash and cash equivalents
365,138
307,363
Restricted cash and bank time deposits
35,673
9,198
Short-term investments
8,410
3,184
Net debt, excluding long-term restricted cash
416,105
489,697
Long-term restricted cash
31,582
54,566
Net debt, including long-term restricted cash
$ 384,523
$ 435,131
(1) For the three months ended July 31, 2017, non-GAAP other
expense, net of $1.3 million was comprised of $5.8 million of
interest and other expense, net of $3.2 million of foreign exchange
gains primarily related to balance sheet translations and benefited
from $1.3M reversal of a tax accrual no longer needed.
(2) Adjusted for financing fee amortization.
Table 4
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
July 31,
January 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
2017
2017
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
$
365,138
$
307,363
Restricted cash and bank time deposits
35,673
9,198
Short-term investments
8,410
3,184
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2.1
250,592
266,590
million and $1.8 million, respectively
Inventories
18,615
17,537
Deferred cost of revenue
3,792
3,621
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
71,368
64,561
Total current assets
753,588
672,054
Property and equipment, net
80,759
77,551
Goodwill
1,294,243
1,264,818
Intangible assets, net
209,896
235,259
Capitalized software development costs, net
8,217
9,509
Long-term deferred cost of revenue
4,157
5,463
Other assets
71,034
98,130
Total assets
$ 2,421,894
$ 2,362,784
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
65,824
$
62,049
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
212,910
217,835
Deferred revenue
184,864
182,515
Total current liabilities
463,598
462,399
Long-term debt
763,788
744,260
Long-term deferred revenue
23,738
20,912
Other liabilities
114,675
120,173
Total liabilities
1,365,799
1,347,744
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity:
Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; authorized 2,207,000 shares at
--
--
July 31, 2017 and January 31, 2017, respectively; none issued.
Common stock - $0.001 par value; authorized 120,000,000 shares.
65
64
Issued 65,396,000 and 64,073,000 shares; outstanding 63,735,000 and
62,419,000 shares at July 31, 2017 and January 31, 2017,
respectively.
Additional paid-in capital
1,491,290
1,449,335
Treasury stock, at cost - 1,661,000 and 1,654,000 shares at July 31,
(57,425 )
(57,147 )
2017 and January 31, 2017, respectively.
Accumulated deficit
(257,898 )
(230,816 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(132,231 )
(154,856 )
Total Verint Systems Inc. stockholders’ equity
1,043,801
1,006,580
Noncontrolling interests
12,294
8,460
Total stockholders’ equity
1,056,095
1,015,040
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$ 2,421,894
$ 2,362,784
Table 5
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended
July 31,
(in thousands)
2017
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss
$ (24,806 )
$ (27,271 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
55,416
57,035
Stock-based compensation, excluding cash-settled awards
34,355
31,638
Amortization of discount on convertible notes
5,548
5,264
Non-cash losses on derivative financial instruments, net
542
1,963
Loss on early retirement of debt
1,934
--
Other non-cash items, net
4,809
7,402
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of
business combinations:
Accounts receivable
16,638
(21 )
Inventories
(958 )
(3,142 )
Deferred cost of revenue
1,170
1,169
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(2,542 )
(2,450 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(1,533 )
(2,838 )
Deferred revenue
3,343
(2,450 )
Other, net
4,594
2,997
Net cash provided by operating activities
98,510
69,296
Cash flows from investing activities:
Cash paid for business combinations, including adjustments, net of
(16,867 )
(72,269 )
cash acquired
Purchases of property and equipment
(16,168 )
(15,133 )
Purchases of investments
(6,759 )
(32,260 )
Maturities and sales of investments
1,692
60,942
Cash paid for capitalized software development costs
(302 )
(1,338 )
Change in restricted cash and bank time deposits, including
(3,449 )
2,720
long-term portion, and other investing activities, net
Net cash used in investing activities
(41,853 )
(57,338 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings, net of original issuance discount
424,469
--
Repayments of borrowings and other financing obligations
(409,429 )
(371 )
Payments of debt-related costs
(6,482 )
(249 )
Purchases of treasury stock
--
(17,162 )
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest
(716 )
--
Payments of contingent consideration for business combinations
(7,108 )
(3,231 )
(financing portion)
Other financing activities, net
(345 )
(599 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
389
(21,612 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash
729
(2,335 )
equivalents
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
57,775
(11,989 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
307,363
352,105
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$ 365,138
$ 340,116
Table 6
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Calculation of Change in Revenue on a Constant Currency Basis
(Unaudited)
GAAP Revenue
Non-GAAP Revenue
(in thousands, except percentages)
Three Months
Six Months
Three Months
Six Months
Ended
Ended
Ended
Ended
Total Revenue
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2016
$ 261,921
$ 507,345
$ 264,150
$ 513,128
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017
$ 274,777
$ 535,772
$ 278,238
$ 543,972
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 at constant
$ 275,000
$ 538,000
$ 279,000
$ 547,000
currency(1)
Reported period-over-period revenue growth
4.9 %
5.6 %
5.3 %
6.0 %
% impact from change in foreign currency exchange rates
0.1 %
0.4 %
0.3 %
0.6 %
Constant currency period-over-period revenue growth
5.0 %
6.0 %
5.6 %
6.6 %
Customer Engagement
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2016
$ 177,328
$ 346,253
$ 179,346
$ 351,760
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017
$ 180,068
$ 350,053
$ 183,502
$ 358,202
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 at constant
$ 181,000
$ 353,000
$ 184,000
$ 361,000
currency(1)
Reported period-over-period revenue growth
1.5 %
1.1 %
2.3 %
1.8 %
% impact from change in foreign currency exchange rates
0.6 %
0.8 %
0.3 %
0.8 %
Constant currency period-over-period revenue growth
2.1 %
1.9 %
2.6 %
2.6 %
Cyber Intelligence
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2016
$
84,593
$ 161,092
$
84,804
$ 161,368
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017
$
94,709
$ 185,719
$
94,736
$ 185,770
Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 at constant
$
94,000
$ 185,000
$
95,000
$ 186,000
currency(1)
Reported period-over-period revenue growth
12.0 %
15.3 %
11.7 %
15.1 %
% impact from change in foreign currency exchange rates
(0.9 )%
(0.5 )%
0.3 %
0.2 %
Constant currency period-over-period revenue growth
11.1 %
14.8 %
12.0 %
15.3 %
(1) Revenue for the three and six months ended July 31, 2017 at
constant currency is calculated by translating current-period
foreign currency revenue into U.S. dollars using average foreign
currency exchange rates for the three and six months ended July 31,
2016 rather than actual current-period foreign currency exchange
rates.
For further information see "Supplemental Information About
Constant Currency" at the end of this press release.
Table 7
VERINT SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Estimated Non-GAAP Fully Allocated Operating Margins
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 31,
2017
2016
(in thousands)
Customer
Cyber
Consolidated
Customer
Cyber
Consolidated
Engagement
Intelligence
Engagement
Intelligence
Non-GAAP segment revenue
$ 183,502
$
94,736
$ 278,238
$ 179,346
$
84,804
$ 264,150
Segment contribution (1)
65,679
18,891
84,570
65,186
20,206
85,392
Estimated allocation of shared support expenses (2)
25,683
13,259
38,942
25,108
11,873
36,981
Estimated non-GAAP operating income
$
39,996
$
5,632
$
45,628
$
40,078
$
8,333
$
48,411
Estimated non-GAAP fully allocated operating margin
21.8 %
5.9 %
16.4 %
22.3 %
9.8 %
18.3 %
Six Months Ended
July 31,
2017
2016
(in thousands)
Customer
Cyber
Consolidated
Customer
Cyber
Consolidated
Engagement
Intelligence
Engagement
Intelligence
Non-GAAP segment revenue
$ 358,202
$ 185,770
$ 543,972
$ 351,760
$ 161,368
$ 513,128
Segment contribution (1)
124,988
39,242
164,230
123,715
34,943
158,658
Estimated allocation of shared support expenses (2)
49,961
25,911
75,872
51,724
23,728
75,452
Estimated non-GAAP operating income
$
75,027
$
13,331
$
88,358
$
71,991
$
11,215
$
83,206
Estimated non-GAAP fully allocated operating margin
20.9 %
7.2 %
16.2 %
20.5 %
6.9 %
16.2 %
(1) See footnote 14 to our Form 10-Q for the three and six months
ended July 31, 2017, when filed.
(2) Represents our shared support expenses (as disclosed in footnote
14 to our Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended July 31,
2017, when filed), allocated proportionally to our revenue, which we
believe provides a reasonable approximation for purposes of
understanding the relative non-GAAP operating margins of our two
businesses.

Verint Systems Inc. and Subsidiaries Supplemental Information About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, consisting of non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross profit and gross margin, non-GAAP operating income and operating margin, non-GAAP other income (expense), net, non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes and non-GAAP effective income tax rate, non-GAAP net income attributable to Verint Systems Inc., non-GAAP net income per common share attributable to Verint Systems Inc., adjusted EBITDA, net debt, constant currency measures and estimated non-GAAP fully allocated operating margins. Tables 2 and 3 include a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure for completed periods presented in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures, used in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business by:

facilitating the comparison of our financial results and business trends between periods, including by excluding certain items that either can vary significantly in amount and frequency, are based upon subjective assumptions, or in certain cases are unplanned for or difficult to forecast,

facilitating the comparison of our financial results and business trends with other technology companies who publish similar non-GAAP measures, and

allowing investors to see and understand key supplementary metrics used by our management to run our business, including for budgeting and forecasting, resource allocation, and compensation matters.

We also make these non-GAAP financial measures available because a number of our investors have informed us that they find this supplemental information useful.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation as substitutes for, or superior to, comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures we present have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP, and these non-GAAP financial measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures do not represent discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business, and we may in the future incur expenses similar to or in addition to the adjustments made in these non-GAAP financial measures. Other companies may calculate similar non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Our non-GAAP financial measures are calculated by making the following adjustments to our GAAP financial measures:

Revenue adjustments related to acquisitions. We exclude from our non-GAAP revenue the impact of fair value adjustments required under GAAP relating to acquired customer support contracts, which would have otherwise been recognized on a stand-alone basis. We believe that it is useful for investors to understand the total amount of revenue that we and the acquired company would have recognized on a stand-alone basis under GAAP, absent the accounting adjustment associated with the business acquisition. Our non-GAAP revenue also reflects certain adjustments from aligning an acquired company’s revenue recognition policies to our policies. We believe that our non-GAAP revenue measure helps management and investors understand our revenue trends and serves as a useful measure of ongoing business performance.

Amortization of acquired technology and other acquired intangible assets. When we acquire an entity, we are required under GAAP to record the fair values of the intangible assets of the acquired entity and amortize those assets over their useful lives. We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets, including acquired technology, from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. We also exclude these amounts to provide easier comparability of pre- and post-acquisition operating results.

Stock-based compensation expenses. We exclude stock-based compensation expenses related to restricted stock awards, stock bonus programs, bonus share programs, and other stock-based awards from our non-GAAP financial measures. We evaluate our performance both with and without these measures because stock-based compensation is typically a non-cash expense and can vary significantly over time based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted, and is influenced in part by certain factors which are generally beyond our control, such as the volatility of the price of our common stock. In addition, measurement of stock-based compensation is subject to varying valuation methodologies and subjective assumptions, and therefore we believe that excluding stock-based compensation from our non-GAAP financial measures allows for meaningful comparisons of our current operating results to our historical operating results and to other companies in our industry.

Unrealized gains and losses on certain derivatives, net. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures unrealized gains and losses on certain foreign currency derivatives which are not designated as hedges under accounting guidance. We exclude unrealized gains and losses on foreign currency derivatives that serve as economic hedges against variability in the cash flows of recognized assets or liabilities, or of forecasted transactions. These contracts, if designated as hedges under accounting guidance, would be considered "cash flow" hedges. These unrealized gains and losses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are non-cash transactions which are highly variable from period to period. Upon settlement of these foreign currency derivatives, any realized gain or loss is included in our non-GAAP financial measures.

Amortization of convertible note discount. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the amortization of the imputed discount on our convertible notes. Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion are required to be bifurcated into separate liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components in a manner that reflects the issuer’s assumed non-convertible debt borrowing rate. For GAAP purposes, we are required to recognize imputed interest expense on the difference between our assumed non-convertible debt borrowing rate and the coupon rate on our $400.0 million of 1.50% convertible notes. This difference is excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that this expense is based upon subjective assumptions and does not reflect the cash cost of our convertible debt.

Loss on early retirement of debt. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures losses on early retirements of debt attributable to refinancing or repaying our debt because we believe they are not reflective of our ongoing operations.

Acquisition Expenses, net. In connection with acquisition activity (including with respect to acquisitions that are not consummated), we incur expenses, including legal, accounting, and other professional fees, integration costs, changes in the fair value of contingent consideration obligations, and other costs. Integration costs may consist of information technology expenses as systems are integrated across the combined entity, consulting expenses, marketing expenses, and professional fees, as well as non-cash charges to write-off or impair the value of redundant assets. We exclude these expenses from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are unpredictable, can vary based on the size and complexity of each transaction, and are unrelated to our continuing operations or to the continuing operations of the acquired businesses.

Restructuring Expenses. We exclude restructuring expenses from our non-GAAP financial measures, which include employee termination costs, facility exit costs, certain professional fees, asset impairment charges, and other costs directly associated with resource realignments incurred in reaction to changing strategies or business conditions. All of these costs can vary significantly in amount and frequency based on the nature of the actions as well as the changing needs of our business and we believe that excluding them provides easier comparability of pre- and post-restructuring operating results.

Impairment Charges and Other Adjustments. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures asset impairment charges other than those associated with restructuring or acquisition activity, rent expense for redundant facilities, and gains or losses on sales of property, all of which are unusual in nature and can vary significantly in amount and frequency.

Non-GAAP income tax adjustments. We exclude our GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes from our non-GAAP measures of net income attributable to Verint Systems Inc., and instead include a non-GAAP provision for income taxes, determined by applying a non-GAAP effective income tax rate to our income before provision for income taxes, as adjusted for the non-GAAP items described above. The non-GAAP effective income tax rate is generally based upon the income taxes we expect to pay in the reporting year. We adjust our non-GAAP effective income tax rate to exclude current-year tax payments or refunds associated with prior-year income tax returns and related amendments which were significantly delayed as a result of our previous extended filing delay. Our GAAP effective income tax rate can vary significantly from year to year as a result of tax law changes, settlements with tax authorities, changes in the geographic mix of earnings including acquisition activity, changes in the projected realizability of deferred tax assets, and other unusual or period-specific events, all of which can vary in size and frequency. We believe that our non-GAAP effective income tax rate removes much of this variability and facilitates meaningful comparisons of operating results across periods. Our non-GAAP effective income tax rate for the year ending January 31, 2018 is currently approximately 11%, and was 8.8% for the year ended January 31, 2017. We evaluate our non-GAAP effective income tax rate on an ongoing basis and it can change from time to time. Our non-GAAP income tax rate can differ materially from our GAAP effective income tax rate.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure defined as net income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depreciation expense, amortization expense, revenue adjustments related to acquisitions, restructuring expenses, acquisition expenses, and other expenses excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures as described above. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is also commonly used by investors to evaluate operating performance between competitors because it helps reduce variability caused by differences in capital structures, income taxes, stock-based compensation accounting policies, and depreciation and amortization policies. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by credit rating agencies, lenders, and other parties to evaluate our creditworthiness.

Net Debt

Net Debt is a non-GAAP measure defined as the sum of long-term and short-term debt on our consolidated balance sheet, excluding unamortized discounts and issuance costs, less the sum of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and bank time deposits, and short-term investments. We use this non-GAAP financial measure to help evaluate our capital structure, financial leverage, and our ability to reduce debt and to fund investing and financing activities, and believe that it provides useful information to investors.

Supplemental Information About Constant Currency

Because we operate on a global basis and transact business in many currencies, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates can affect our consolidated U.S. dollar operating results. To facilitate the assessment of our performance excluding the effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, we calculate our GAAP and non-GAAP revenue, cost of revenue, and operating expenses on both an as-reported basis and a constant currency basis, allowing for comparison of results between periods as if foreign currency exchange rates had remained constant. We perform our constant currency calculations by translating current-period foreign currency results into U.S. dollars using prior-period average foreign currency exchange rates or hedge rates, as applicable, rather than current period exchange rates. We believe that constant currency measures, which exclude the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, facilitate the assessment of underlying business trends.

Unless otherwise indicated, our financial outlook for revenue, operating margin, and diluted earnings per share, which is provided on a non-GAAP basis, reflects foreign currency exchange rates approximately consistent with rates in effect when the outlook is provided.

We also incur foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the revaluation and settlement of monetary assets and liabilities that are denominated in currencies other than the entity’s functional currency. We periodically report our historical non-GAAP diluted net income per share both inclusive and exclusive of these net foreign exchange gains or losses. Our financial outlook for diluted earnings per share includes net foreign exchange gains or losses incurred to date, if any, but does not include potential future gains or losses.

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