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Sep 27, 2018

Progress Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results, Announces 11% Dividend Increase

Solid Revenue and EPS Performance, Generates Strong Cash Flows

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2018-- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended August 31, 2018.

Revenue was $95.7 million during the quarter compared to $97.3 million in the same quarter last year, a year-over-year decrease of 2% on an actual currency basis, and 1% on a constant currency basis. On a non-GAAP basis, revenue was $95.8 million during the quarter compared to $97.6 million in the same quarter last year, a decrease of 2% on an actual currency basis, and 1% on a constant currency basis.

On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share was $0.37 compared to $0.23 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 61%. On a non-GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share was $0.60 compared to $0.48 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 25%.

“We are pleased with our Q3 and year-to-date performance, and with the growing interest and pipelines we are seeing for our new initiatives” said Yogesh Gupta, CEO at Progress. "We continue to make the investments we need to further strengthen our business and support our long-term success, while maintaining best-in-class operating margins.”

Additional financial highlights included:

     
Three Months Ended
GAAP       Non-GAAP
(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)

August 31, 2018

     

August 31, 2017

     

%
Change

August 31, 2018

     

August 31, 2017

     

%
Change

Revenue $ 95,683 $ 97,310 (2 )% $ 95,794 $ 97,623 (2 )%
Income from operations 22,183 20,299 9 % 35,865 35,669 1 %
Operating margin 23 % 21 % 10 % 37 % 37 % %
Net income 16,746 11,172 50 % 27,168 23,043 18 %
Diluted earnings per share 0.37 0.23 61 % 0.60 0.48 25 %

Cash from operations (GAAP)
/Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)

$ 23,301 $ 13,442 73 % $ 21,272 $ 18,341 16 %
 

Paul Jalbert, CFO, said: “We had a solid revenue and EPS performance in Q3, and our continued strong cash flows enabled us to increase our dividend, and return over $25 million of capital to shareholders during the quarter. We remain focused on running lean operationally, and maintaining healthy operating margins.”

Other fiscal third quarter 2018 metrics and recent results included:

  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $137.9 million at the end of the quarter;
  • DSO was 43 days compared to 48 days in the fiscal third quarter of 2017, and 40 days in the fiscal second quarter of 2018;
  • Pursuant to the $250 million share authorization by the Board of Directors, Progress repurchased 0.5 million shares for $20.0 million during the fiscal third quarter of 2018. As of August 31, 2018, there was $110.0 million remaining under this authorization; and
  • On September 21, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.155 per share of common stock that will be paid on December 17, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 3, 2018. This represents an increase of 11% to the Company's quarterly dividend.

2018 Business Outlook

Progress provides the following guidance for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2018 and for the fourth fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2018:

                 
(In millions, except percentages and per share amounts)

FY 2018
GAAP

FY 2018
Non-GAAP

Q4 2018
GAAP

Q4 2018
Non-GAAP

Revenue $393 - $396 $393 - $396 $107 - $110 $107 - $110
Diluted earnings per share $1.41 - $1.44 $2.45 - $2.48 $0.44 - $0.48 $0.71 - $0.74
Operating margin 23% 38% * *
Cash from operations (GAAP) /

Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)

$120 - $126 $120 - $125 * *
Effective tax rate 22% 22% * *

* We do not provide guidance for this financial measure.

   

“While I’m disappointed in our moderated revenue outlook for the year, our business remains solid, led by the consistent performance of our OpenEdge ISVs”, said Mr. Gupta. “I’m confident in our strategy, and in our ability to take advantage of the opportunities we see in modern application development."

Based on current exchange rates, the expected positive currency translation impact on Progress' fiscal year 2018 business outlook compared to 2017 exchange rates is approximately $3.2 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue, and $0.01 on GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. The expected negative currency translation impact on Progress' fiscal Q4 2018 business outlook compared to 2017 exchange rates on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue, and on GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is approximately $1.3 million and $0.01, respectively. To the extent that there are changes in exchange rates versus the current environment, this may have an impact on Progress' business outlook.

Conference Call

The Progress quarterly investor conference call to review its fiscal third quarter of 2018 will be broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 27, 2018 and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the company’s website, located at www.progress.com. Additionally, you can listen to the call by telephone by dialing 1-888-259-8544, pass code 8650705. The conference call will include comments followed by questions and answers. An archived version of the conference call and supporting materials will be available on the Progress website within the investor relations section after the live conference call.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Progress provides non-GAAP supplemental information to its financial results.

We use this non-GAAP information to evaluate our period-over-period operating performance because our management believes the information helps illustrate underlying trends in our business and provides us with a more comparable measure of our continuing business, as well as a greater understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business, by excluding the effects of certain items that do not reflect the ordinary earnings of our operations. Management also uses this non-GAAP financial information to establish budgets and operational goals, which are communicated internally and externally, evaluate performance, and allocate resources. In addition, compensation of our executives and non-executive employees is based in part on the performance of our business evaluated using this same non-GAAP information.

However, this non-GAAP information is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") and should be considered in conjunction with our GAAP results as the items excluded from the non-GAAP information often have a material impact on Progress’ financial results. A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to Progress' GAAP financial results is included in the tables below and is available on the Progress website at www.progress.com within the investor relations section.

As described in more detail below, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP costs of sales and operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations and operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude the effect of purchase accounting on the fair value of acquired deferred revenue, amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, fees related to shareholder activist, restructuring charges, acquisition-related expenses, certain identified non-operating gains and losses, and the related tax effects of the preceding items. We also provide guidance on adjusted free cash flow, which is equal to cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment, plus restructuring payments.

In the noted fiscal periods, we adjusted for the following items from our GAAP financial results to arrive at our non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Acquisition-related revenue - In all periods presented, we include acquisition-related revenue, which constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. The acquisition-related revenue relates to Telerik, which we acquired on December 2, 2014, and Kinvey, which we acquired on June 1, 2017. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew their contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and other customer contracts. Additionally, although acquisition-related revenue adjustments are non-recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we expect to incur these adjustments in connection with any future acquisitions.
  • Amortization of acquired intangibles - In all periods presented, we exclude amortization of acquired intangibles because those expenses are unrelated to our core operating performance and the intangible assets acquired vary significantly based on the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and the maturities of the businesses acquired.
  • Stock-based compensation - In all periods presented, we exclude stock-based compensation to be consistent with the way management and the financial community evaluates our performance and the methods used by analysts to calculate consensus estimates. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include these charges in operating plans. Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.
  • Fees related to shareholder activist - In September 2017, Praesidium Investment Management publicly announced in a Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its disagreement with our strategy and stated that it was seeking changes in the composition of our Board of Directors. We incurred professional and other fees relating to Praesidium’s actions. We exclude these fees because they distort trends and are not part of our core operating results. We do not expect to incur additional professional and other fees related to this matter.
  • Restructuring expenses - In all periods presented, we exclude restructuring expenses incurred because those expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results.
  • Acquisition-related and transition expenses - In all periods presented, we exclude acquisition-related expenses because those expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results. In recent years, we have completed a number of acquisitions, which result in our incurring operating expenses which would not otherwise have been incurred. By excluding certain transition, integration and other acquisition-related expense items in connection with acquisitions, this provides more meaningful comparisons of the financial results to our historical operations and forward-looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition-related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions.
  • Income tax adjustment -In all periods presented, we adjust our income tax provision by excluding the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments discussed above.

Constant Currency

Revenue from our international operations has historically represented a substantial portion of our total revenue. As a result, our revenue results have been impacted, and we expect will continue to be impacted, by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. For example, if the local currencies of our foreign subsidiaries strengthen, our consolidated results stated in U.S. dollars are positively impacted.

As exchange rates are an important factor in understanding period to period comparisons, we present revenue growth rates on a constant currency basis, which helps improve the understanding of our revenue results and our performance in comparison to prior periods. The constant currency information presented is calculated by translating current period results using prior period weighted average foreign currency exchange rates. These results should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, results reported in accordance with GAAP.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Progress has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like “believe,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “anticipate” and “continue,” the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Progress' business outlook and financial guidance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation:

(1) Economic, geopolitical and market conditions can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, or a decline in our renewal rates for contracts. (3) Our ability to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, including an increased emphasis on a cloud and subscription strategy, may not be successful. (4) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our existing products and services in a timely manner to meet market demand, partners and customers may not purchase new software licenses or subscriptions or purchase or renew support contracts. (5) We depend upon our extensive partner channel and we may not be successful in retaining or expanding our relationships with channel partners. (6) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses. (7) If the security measures for our software, services or other offerings are compromised or subject to a successful cyber-attack, or if such offerings contain significant coding or configuration errors, we may experience reputational harm, legal claims and financial exposure. (8) We have made acquisitions, and may make acquisitions in the future, and those acquisitions may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress' business, please refer to Progress' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2017, as amended. Progress undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress and Progress Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

           

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)

August 31,
2018

   

August 31,
2017

   

% Change

August 31,
2018

   

August 31,
2017

   

% Change

Revenue:
Software licenses $ 27,204 $ 28,529 (5 )% $ 78,986 $ 78,443 1 %
Maintenance and services 68,479   68,781  

%

206,846   203,050   2 %
Total revenue 95,683   97,310   (2 )% 285,832   281,493   2 %
Costs of revenue:
Cost of software licenses 1,077 1,337 (19 )% 3,571 4,347 (18 )%
Cost of maintenance and services 10,110 10,970 (8 )% 29,445 32,724 (10 )%
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,509   5,768   (4 )% 17,226   14,129   22 %
Total costs of revenue 16,696   18,075   (8 )% 50,242   51,200   (2 )%
Gross profit 78,987   79,235   % 235,590   230,293   2 %
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 21,752 23,159 (6 )% 64,838 70,116 (8 )%
Product development 19,338 19,620 (1 )% 59,405 55,745 7 %
General and administrative 12,218 11,164 9 % 35,670 33,338 7 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 3,319 3,319 % 9,956 9,721 2 %
Fees related to shareholder activist * 1,472 *
Restructuring expense 135 923 (85 )% 2,382 18,724 (87 )%
Acquisition-related expenses 42   751   (94 )% 128   844   (85 )%
Total operating expenses 56,804   58,936   (4 )% 173,851   188,488   (8 )%
Income from operations 22,183   20,299   9 % 61,739   41,805   48 %
Other (expense) income, net (1,961 ) (1,400 ) (40 )% (4,830 ) (4,299 ) (12 )%
Income before income taxes 20,222   18,899   7 % 56,909   37,506   52 %
Provision for income taxes 3,476   7,727   (55 )% 11,848   16,518   (28 )%
Net income $ 16,746   $ 11,172   50 % $ 45,061   $ 20,988   115 %
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.37 $ 0.23 61 % $ 0.99 $ 0.43 130 %
Diluted $ 0.37 $ 0.23 61 % $ 0.97 $ 0.43 126 %
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 45,130 48,071 (6 )% 45,730 48,342 (5 )%
Diluted 45,576 48,370 (6 )% 46,380 48,631 (5 )%
 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.140 $ 0.125 12 % $ 0.420 $ 0.375 12 %
 
                     
Stock-based compensation is included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, as follows:
                 
Cost of revenue $ (96 ) $ 239 (140 )% $ 419 $ 790 (47 )%
Sales and marketing 762 808 (6 )% 2,127 1,371 55 %
Product development 1,744 1,645 6 % 5,774 2,699 114 %
General and administrative 2,156   1,604   34 % 6,396   4,699   36 %
Total $ 4,566   $ 4,296   6 % $ 14,716   $ 9,559   54 %
 
*Not meaningful
           

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

(In thousands)

August 31,
2018

November 30,
2017

Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 137,881 $ 183,609
Accounts receivable, net 45,817 61,210
Other current assets 13,696   18,588
Total current assets 197,394   263,407
Property and equipment, net 42,689 42,261
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 382,663 409,935
Other assets 2,686   3,115
Total assets $ 625,432   $ 718,718
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 50,544 $ 69,661
Current portion of long-term debt, net 5,819 5,819
Short-term deferred revenue 131,854   132,538
Total current liabilities 188,217   208,018
Long-term deferred revenue 12,975 9,750
Long-term debt, net 111,725 116,090
Other long-term liabilities 7,043 8,776
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 263,255 249,836
Retained earnings 42,217   126,248
Total shareholders’ equity 305,472   376,084
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 625,432   $ 718,718
 
           

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)

August 31,
2018

     

August 31,
2017

August 31,
2018

     

August 31,
2017

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 16,746 $ 11,172 $ 45,061 $ 20,988
Depreciation and amortization 11,014 11,476 33,647 31,324
Stock-based compensation 4,566 4,296 14,716 9,559
Other non-cash adjustments 105 (1,217 ) (1,146 ) 3,354
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (9,130 ) (12,285 ) 4,747   7,946  

Net cash flows from operating activities

23,301   13,442   97,025   73,171  
Capital expenditures (2,772 ) (342 ) (5,968 ) (865 )
Repurchases of common stock, net of issuances (16,728 ) (16,768 ) (102,057 ) (36,691 )
Dividend payments to shareholders (6,371 ) (6,035 ) (19,472 ) (18,151 )
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (48,879 ) (77,149 )
Payments of principal on long-term debt (1,547 ) (3,750 ) (4,641 ) (11,250 )
Other (2,202 ) 8,566   (10,615 ) 12,497  
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments (6,319 ) (53,766 ) (45,728 ) (58,438 )
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period 144,200   245,082   183,609   249,754  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period $ 137,881   $ 191,316   $ 137,881   $ 191,316  
 
           

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands)

August 31,
2018

     

August 31,
2017

     

%
Change

August 31,
2018

     

August 31,
2017

     

%
Change

Segment revenue:
OpenEdge $ 68,029 $ 68,135 % $ 204,404 $ 198,533 3 %
Data Connectivity and Integration 7,597 8,987 (15 )% 20,989 22,911 (8 )%
Application Development and Deployment 20,057   20,188   (1 )% 60,439   60,049   1 %
Total revenue 95,683   97,310   (2 )% 285,832   281,493   2 %
Segment costs of revenue and operating expenses:
OpenEdge 16,419 18,374 (11 )% 47,194 52,538 (10 )%
Data Connectivity and Integration 1,520 2,200 (31 )% 4,823 6,531 (26 )%
Application Development and Deployment 7,071   6,369   11 % 20,068   19,896   1 %
Total costs of revenue and operating expenses 25,010   26,943   (7 )% 72,085   78,965   (9 )%
Segment contribution margin:
OpenEdge 51,610 49,761 4 % 157,210 145,995 8 %
Data Connectivity and Integration 6,077 6,787 (10 )% 16,166 16,380 (1 )%
Application Development and Deployment 12,986   13,819   (6 )% 40,371   40,153   1 %
Total contribution margin 70,673   70,367   % 213,747   202,528   6 %
Other unallocated expenses (1) 48,490   50,068   (3 )% 152,008   160,723   (5 )%
Income from operations 22,183   20,299   9 % 61,739   41,805   48 %
Other (expense) income, net (1,961 ) (1,400 ) (40 )% (4,830 ) (4,299 ) (12 )%
Income before income taxes $ 20,222   $ 18,899   7 % $ 56,909   $ 37,506   52 %
 

 

(1) The following expenses are not allocated to our segments as we manage and report our business in these functional areas on a consolidated basis only: certain product development and corporate sales and marketing expenses, customer support, administration, amortization of acquired intangibles, stock-based compensation, fees related to shareholder activist, restructuring, and acquisition-related expenses.
                       

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

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Revenue by Type
       
(In thousands) Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
Software licenses $ 28,529 $ 45,963 $ 25,343 $ 26,439 $ 27,204
Maintenance 60,536 61,826 61,479 62,323 60,566
Services 8,245   8,290   7,225   7,340   7,913
Total revenue $ 97,310   $ 116,079   $ 94,047   $ 96,102   $ 95,683
 
Revenue by Region
 
(In thousands) Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
North America $ 55,703 $ 66,504 $ 51,641 $ 50,823 $ 52,212
EMEA 31,830 38,039 33,014 35,333 33,422
Latin America 5,009 5,489 4,461 4,256 4,341
Asia Pacific 4,768   6,047   4,931   5,690   5,708
Total revenue $ 97,310   $ 116,079   $ 94,047   $ 96,102   $ 95,683
 
Revenue by Segment
 
(In thousands) Q3 2017 Q4 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
OpenEdge $ 68,135 $ 77,639 $ 66,408 $ 69,967 $ 68,029
Data Connectivity and Integration 8,987 18,044 7,604 5,788 7,597
Application Development and Deployment 20,188   20,396   20,035   20,347   20,057
Total revenue $ 97,310   $ 116,079   $ 94,047   $ 96,102   $ 95,683
 
           

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES - QTD

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Three Months Ended

% Change

(In thousands, except per share data) August 31, 2018       August 31, 2017

Non-GAAP

Adjusted revenue:            
GAAP revenue $ 95,683 $ 97,310
Acquisition-related revenue (1) 111     313    
Non-GAAP revenue $ 95,794   100 % $ 97,623   100 % (2 )%
 
Adjusted gross margin:
GAAP gross margin $ 78,987 83 % $ 79,235 81 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,509 5 % 5,768 7 %
Stock-based compensation (96 ) % 239 %
Acquisition-related revenue (1) 111   % 313   %
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 84,511   88 % $ 85,555   88 % (1 )%
 
Adjusted operating expenses:
GAAP operating expenses $ 56,804 59 % $ 58,936 61 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles (3,319 ) (3 )% (3,319 ) (3 )%
Restructuring expenses and other (135 ) % (923 ) (1 )%
Acquisition-related expenses (42 ) % (751 ) (1 )%
Stock-based compensation (4,662 ) (5 )% (4,057 ) (5 )%
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 48,646   51 % $ 49,886   51 % (2 )%
 
Adjusted income from operations:
GAAP income from operations $ 22,183 23 % $ 20,299 21 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 8,828 9 % 9,087 10 %
Restructuring expenses and other 135 % 923 1 %
Stock-based compensation 4,566 5 % 4,296 4 %
Acquisition-related 153   % 1,064   1 %
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 35,865   37 % $ 35,669   37 % 1 %
 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.37 $ 0.23
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.20 0.19
Restructuring expenses and other 0.02
Stock-based compensation 0.10 0.09
Acquisition-related 0.02
Provision for income taxes (0.07 ) (0.07 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.60   $ 0.48   25 %
 
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding - diluted 45,576 48,370 (6 )%
 
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
           

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES - YTD

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Nine Months Ended

% Change

(In thousands, except per share data) August 31, 2018       August 31, 2017 Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:            
GAAP revenue $ 285,832 $ 281,493
Acquisition-related revenue (1) 368     759    
Non-GAAP revenue $ 286,200   100 % $ 282,252   100 % 1 %
 
Adjusted gross margin:
GAAP gross margin $ 235,590 82 % $ 230,293 82 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 17,226 6 % 14,129 5 %
Stock-based compensation 419 1 % 790 %
Acquisition-related revenue (1) 368   % 759   %
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 253,603   89 % $ 245,971   87 % 3 %
 
Adjusted operating expenses:
GAAP operating expenses $ 173,851 61 % $ 188,488 67 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles (9,956 ) (3 )% (9,721 ) (3 )%
Fees related to shareholder activist (1,472 ) (1 )% %
Restructuring expenses and other (2,382 ) (1 )% (18,560 ) (8 )%
Acquisition-related expenses (128 ) % (844 ) %
Stock-based compensation (14,297 ) (5 )% (8,769 ) (3 )%
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 145,616   51 % $ 150,594   53 % (3 )%
 
Adjusted income from operations:
GAAP income from operations $ 61,739 22 % $ 41,805 15 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 27,182 9 % 23,850 8 %
Fees related to shareholder activist 1,472 1 % %
Restructuring expenses and other 2,382 1 % 18,560 7 %
Stock-based compensation 14,716 5 % 9,559 3 %
Acquisition-related 496   % 1,603   1 %
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 107,987   38 % $ 95,377   34 % 13 %
 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.97 $ 0.43
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.59 0.49
Fees related to shareholder activist 0.03
Restructuring expenses and other 0.05 0.38
Stock-based compensation 0.31 0.20
Acquisition-related 0.01 0.03
Provision for income taxes (0.23 ) (0.29 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 1.73   $ 1.24   40 %
 
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding - diluted 46,380 48,631 (5 )%
 
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
                 

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - QTD

(Unaudited)

 
Revenue by Type
 
(In thousands)

Q3 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

Software licenses $ 27,204 $ 19 $ 27,223
Maintenance 60,566 69 60,635
Services 7,913   23   7,936  
Total revenue $ 95,683   $ 111   $ 95,794  
 
Revenue by Region
 
(In thousands)

Q3 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

North America $ 52,212 $ 111 $ 52,323
EMEA 33,422 33,422
Latin America 4,341 4,341
Asia Pacific 5,708     5,708  
Total revenue $ 95,683   $ 111   $ 95,794  
 
Revenue by Segment
 
(In thousands)

Q3 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

OpenEdge $ 68,029 $ 23 $ 68,052
Data Connectivity and Integration 7,597 7,597
Application Development and Deployment 20,057   88   20,145  
Total revenue $ 95,683   $ 111   $ 95,794  
 
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
                 
Adjusted Free Cash Flow
 
(In thousands) Q3 2018 Q3 2017 % Change
Cash flows from operations $ 23,301 $ 13,442 73 %
Purchases of property and equipment (2,772 ) (342 ) 711 %
Free cash flow 20,529   13,100   57 %
Add back: restructuring payments 743   5,241   (86 )%
Adjusted free cash flow $ 21,272   $ 18,341   16 %
 
                 

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - YTD

(Unaudited)

 
Revenue by Type
 
(In thousands) YTD 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

Software licenses $ 78,986 $ 56 $ 79,042
Maintenance 184,368 158 184,526
Services 22,478   154   22,632  
Total revenue $ 285,832   $ 368   $ 286,200  
 
Revenue by Region
 
(In thousands) YTD 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

North America $ 154,676 $ 368 $ 155,044
EMEA 101,769 101,769
Latin America 13,058 13,058
Asia Pacific 16,329     16,329  
Total revenue $ 285,832   $ 368   $ 286,200  
 
Revenue by Segment
 
(In thousands)

YTD 2018

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

Non-GAAP
Revenue

OpenEdge $ 204,404 $ 154 $ 204,558
Data Connectivity and Integration 20,989 20,989
Application Development and Deployment 60,439   214   60,653  
Total revenue $ 285,832   $ 368   $ 286,200  
 
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
                 
Adjusted Free Cash Flow
 
(In thousands) YTD 2018 YTD Q3 2017 % Change
Cash flows from operations $ 97,025 $ 73,171 33 %
Purchases of property and equipment (5,968 ) (865 ) 590 %
Free cash flow 91,057   72,306   26 %
Add back: restructuring payments 5,924   16,871   (65 )%
Adjusted free cash flow $ 96,981   $ 89,177   9 %
 
                                               

Non-GAAP Bookings from Application Development and Deployment Segment

(Unaudited)

 
(In thousands) Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2017 FY 2017 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018
GAAP revenue $ 19,634   $ 20,227   $ 20,188   $ 20,396   $ 80,445   $ 20,035   $ 20,347   $ 20,057
Add: change in deferred revenue
Beginning balance 52,971 51,298 52,400 52,615 52,971 53,794 52,927 51,978
Ending balance 51,298   52,400   52,615   53,794   53,794   52,927   51,978   52,638
Change in deferred revenue (1,673 ) 1,102   215   1,179   823   (867 ) (949 ) 660
Non-GAAP bookings $ 17,961   $ 21,329   $ 20,403   $ 21,575   $ 81,268   $ 19,168   $ 19,398   $ 20,717
 
 
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Fiscal Year 2018 Revenue Guidance
      Fiscal Year Ended       Fiscal Year Ending
November 30, 2017 November 30, 2018
(In millions) Low       % Change       High       % Change
GAAP revenue $ 397.6 $ 392.6 (1 )% $ 395.6 (1 )%
Acquisition-related adjustments - revenue (1) 1.0   0.4   (60 )% 0.4   (60 )%
Non-GAAP revenue $ 398.6   $ 393.0   (1 )% $ 396.0   (1 )%
 
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
 
Fiscal Year 2018 Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance
      Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions) Low       High
GAAP income from operations $ 89.8 $ 91.6
GAAP operating margins 23 % 23 %
Acquisition-related revenue 0.4 0.4
Acquisition-related expense 0.2 0.2
Restructuring expense 3.0 2.5
Stock-based compensation 20.0 20.0
Amortization of intangibles 36.0 36.0
Fees related to shareholder activist 1.5   1.5  

Total adjustments

61.1   60.6  
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 150.9   $ 152.2  
Non-GAAP operating margin 38 % 38 %
 
 
Fiscal Year 2018 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share and Effective Tax Rate Guidance
Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions, except per share data) Low   High
GAAP net income $ 65.1 $ 66.5
Adjustments (from previous table) 61.1 60.6
Income tax adjustment (2) (13.1 ) (12.7 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 113.1   $ 114.4  
 
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 1.41 $ 1.44
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 2.45 $ 2.48
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 46.2 46.2
 
(2) Tax adjustment is based on a non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 22% for Low and High, calculated as follows:
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 150.9 $ 152.2
Other (expense) income (6.4 ) (6.4 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations before income taxes 144.5   145.8  
Non-GAAP net income 113.0   114.4  
Tax provision $ 31.5   $ 31.4  
Non-GAAP tax rate 22 % 22 %
 
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Fiscal Year 2018 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance
Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions) Low   High
Cash flows from operations (GAAP) $ 120 $ 126
Purchases of property and equipment (7 ) (7 )
Add back: restructuring payments 7   6  
Adjusted free cash flow (non-GAAP) $ 120   $ 125  
 
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR Q4 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Q4 2018 Revenue Guidance
      Three Months Ended       Three Months Ending
November 30, 2017 November 30, 2018
(In millions) Low       % Change       High       % Change
GAAP revenue $ 116.1 $ 106.7 (8 )% $ 109.7 (6 )%
Acquisition-related adjustments - revenue (1) 0.2   0.1   (50 )% 0.1   (50 )%
Non-GAAP revenue $ 116.3   $ 106.8   (8 )% $ 109.8   (6 )%
 

 

(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress' OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
 
Q4 2018 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share Guidance
      Three Months Ending November 30, 2018
Low       High
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.44 $ 0.48
Restructuring expense 0.01
Stock-based compensation 0.12 0.12
Amortization of intangibles 0.19   0.19  
Total adjustments 0.32   0.31  
Income tax adjustment (0.05 ) (0.05 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.71   $ 0.74  
 

Source: Progress

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