September 26, 2012

Progress Software Reports 2012 Fiscal Third Quarter Results

Company remains on track to successfully execute strategic plan

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that simplifies and enables the development, deployment and management of business applications, announced today results for its fiscal third quarter ended August 31, 2012.

Results for the Core segment, consisting of the Progress® OpenEdge ® platform, DataDirect® Connect products and the Decision Analytics portfolio (comprising Progress Apama®, Progress Corticon® BRMS and the Progress Control Tower®), in the fiscal third quarter of 2012 were:

  • On a constant currency basis, Core revenue declined 6% year over year; in comparison, Core revenue declined 10% in the fiscal second quarter of 2012 versus the fiscal second quarter of 2011;
  • Using actual exchange rates, Core revenue declined 12%;
  • Core income from operations was $20.5 million compared to $39.3 million in the same quarter last year; and
  • Operating margin for the Core segment was 26%.

Consolidated results in the fiscal third quarter of 2012 were:

  • Revenue was $107.2 million compared to $124.5 million in the same quarter last year, a decrease of 9% on a constant currency basis, or 14% using actual exchange rates, and excludes $4.8 million and $3.8 million of revenue from our FuseSource product line, which is included in discontinued operations, in the current quarter and same quarter last year, respectively;
  • Income from operations was $14.0 million compared to $14.3 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Income from continuing operations was $8.0 million compared to $9.6 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Loss from discontinued operations, which is related to our FuseSource product line, was $2.1 million;
  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.12 compared to $0.14 in the same quarter last year; and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.31 compared to $0.32 in the same quarter last year.

Jay Bhatt, president and chief executive officer, Progress Software, said, "Last quarter our tone was optimistic long term but cautious regarding our fiscal third quarter. We felt this was prudent given the global economy, seasonality within our business and the significant amount of change required to execute our strategic plan announced on April 25th. Our third quarter results reflect improvements on many fronts over the second quarter and remain on track. Although several challenges and continued changes remain to fulfill our transformation, I am pleased to report that during our third quarter we successfully executed against our strategic plan. This includes the implementation of our cost reduction program, the hiring of several key executives, the acceleration of discussions regarding divestitures and the gradual improvement of both our top line Core segment trajectory and margin."

Other fiscal third quarter 2012 results included the following:

  • Cash flows from operations were $22.0 million, a decrease from $29.1 million in the same quarter in fiscal 2011;
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased to $352.2 million from $261.4 million at the end of the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011;
  • DSO was 63 days, down 4 days from the fiscal second quarter of 2012 and up 4 days year-over-year; and
  • Headcount was 1,506, down 6% from the end of last quarter and down 12% from one year ago.

Progress Software continues to execute aggressively on its strategic plan, including the following specific actions:

  • Cost Savings and Re-Investment - The company continued cost reduction efforts during the fiscal third quarter with reductions in our EMEA workforce completed and facilities consolidations underway. The company is on target to reduce its budgeted 2012 expense run rate by approximately $55 million gross value, with the net reduction of $40 million after reinvesting $15 million back into the Core segment. Some of these investments began during the fiscal third quarter;
  • Share Repurchase - The company remains committed to completing $150 million of its $350+ million authorized share repurchase program this fiscal year, with the balance to come in fiscal 2013; and
  • Divest Non-Core Product Lines - The company completed its previously announced sale of FuseSource to Red Hat. The company continues to make substantial progress toward the divestiture of the nine remaining product lines identified as non-Core in its strategic plan.

Business Outlook

Progress Software provides the following guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter ending November 30, 2012:

  • On a constant currency basis, Core revenue growth is expected to be -2% to 1% compared to the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011; and
  • Core segment operating margin is expected to be in the range of 25% to 30%.

The Core segment operating margin guidance excludes the operating income of the non-Core segment and also excludes the items we traditionally exclude from our segment reporting metrics.

Conference Call

The Progress Software quarterly investor conference call to review its fiscal third quarter of 2012 will be broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 on the investor relations section of the company's website, located at http://www.progress.com. Additionally, you can listen to the call by telephone by dialing 1-800-211-3767, pass code 7314843. The conference call will include only brief comments followed by questions and answers. An archived version of the conference call and supporting materials will be available on the Progress Software website within the investor relations section after the live conference call.

Legal Notice Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

Progress Software provides non-GAAP financial information as additional information for investors. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Progress Software believes that the non-GAAP results described in this release are useful for an understanding of its ongoing operations and provide additional detail and an alternative method of assessing its operating results. Management uses these non-GAAP results to compare the company's performance to that of prior periods for analysis of trends and for budget and planning purposes. A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to the company's GAAP financial results is included in the tables below. Additional information regarding the company's non-GAAP financial information is contained in the company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with this press release, which is available on the Progress website at www.progress.com within the investor relations section.

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's strategic plan and the expected timing for completion; the components of that plan including operational restructuring, product divestitures and return of capital to shareholders; acquisitions; future revenue growth, operating margin and cost savings; product development, strategic partnering and marketing initiatives; the growth rates of certain markets; and other statements regarding the future operation, direction and success of Progress's business. 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) Progress's ability to realize the expected benefits and cost savings from its strategic plan; (2) market acceptance of Progress's strategic plan and product development initiatives; (3) disruption caused by implementation of the strategic plan and related restructuring and divestitures on relationships with employees, customers, ISVs, other channel partners, vendors and other business partners; (4) pricing pressures and the competitive environment in the software industry and Platform-as-a-Service market; (5) Progress's ability to complete the proposed product divestitures in a timely manner, at favorable prices or at all; (6) market conditions, timing constraints and other factors that could impact Progress's ability to complete the proposed share repurchases in fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013; (7) the accuracy of Progress's methodology for allocating non-dedicated costs and expenses (including general and administrative expenses) to its Core and non-Core segments; (8) Progress's ability to make technology acquisitions and to realize the expected benefits and anticipated synergies from such acquisitions; (9) the continuing weakness in the U.S. and international economies, which could result in fewer sales of Progress's products and/or delays in the implementation of Progress's strategic plan and may otherwise harm Progress's business; (10) business and consumer use of the Internet and the continuing adoption of Cloud technologies; (11) the receipt and shipment of new orders; (12) Progress's ability to expand its relationships with channel partners and to manage the interaction of channel partners with its direct sales force; (13) the timely release of enhancements to Progress's products and customer acceptance of new products; (14) the positioning of Progress's products in its existing and new markets; (15) variations in the demand for professional services and technical support; (16) Progress's ability to penetrate international markets and manage its international operations; and (17) changes in exchange rates. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress's business, please refer to Progress's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2011, as amended, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended February 29, 2012, May 31, 2012 and August 31, 2012. Progress undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies and enables the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

Apama, Corticon, DataDirect Connect, OpenEdge and the Progress Control Tower are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

                   
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data) August 31,
2012
August 31,
2011
% Change

August 31,
2012

August 31,
2011

% Change
Revenue:
Software licenses $ 30,983 $ 38,713 (20 )% $ 102,148 $ 135,466 (25 )%
Maintenance and services 76,190   85,798   (11 )% 235,010   250,905   (6 )%
Total revenue 107,173   124,511   (14 )% 337,158   386,371   (13 )%
Costs of revenue:
Cost of software licenses 1,927 2,321 (17 )% 6,488 7,023 (8 )%
Cost of maintenance and services 14,666 18,557 (21 )% 49,267 52,648 (6 )%
Amortization of acquired intangibles 3,648   3,966   (8 )% 7,365   11,871   (38 )%
Total costs of revenue 20,241   24,844   (19 )% 63,120   71,542   (12 )%
Gross profit 86,932   99,667   (13 )% 274,038   314,829   (13 )%
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 33,034 43,661 (24 )% 118,058 130,030 (9 )%
Product development 20,949 18,106 16 % 63,591 57,491 11 %
General and administrative 14,428 20,342 (29 )% 47,949 45,937 4 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 1,737 1,909 (9 )% 8,918 6,108 46 %
Restructuring expenses 2,787 1,369 104 % 11,175 4,627 142 %
Acquisition-related expenses     % 215     %
Total operating expenses 72,935   85,387   (15 )% 249,906   244,193   2 %
Income from operations 13,997   14,280   (2 )% 24,132   70,636   (66 )%
Other income (expense), net 357   (773 ) 146 % 882   (603 ) 246 %
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 14,354   13,507   6 % 25,014   70,033   (64 )%
Provision for income taxes 6,378   3,919   63 % 10,157   21,536   (53 )%
Income from continuing operations 7,976   9,588   (17 )% 14,857   48,497   (69 )%
Loss from discontinued operations, net (2,138 ) (529 ) 304 % (3,438 ) (1,043 ) 230 %
Net income $ 5,838   $ 9,059   (36 )% $ 11,419   $ 47,454   (76 )%
 
Earnings per share:
Basic:
Continuing operations $ 0.13 $ 0.15 (13 )% 0.24 $ 0.73 (67 )%
Discontinued operations (0.03 ) (0.01 ) 200 % (0.05 ) (0.02 ) 150 %
Net income per share $ 0.09   $ 0.14   (36 )% 0.18   $ 0.71   (75 )%
Diluted
Continuing operations $ 0.12 $ 0.14 (14 )% $ 0.23 $ 0.71 (68 )%
Discontinued operations (0.03 ) (0.01 ) 200 % (0.05 ) (0.02 ) 150 %
Net income per share $ 0.09   $ 0.13   (31 )% $ 0.18   $ 0.69   (74 )%
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 63,469 65,861 (4 )% 62,888 66,581 (6 )%
Diluted 64,105   67,280   (5 )% 63,795   68,728   (7 )%
       
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
(In thousands) August 31,
2012

November 30,
2011

Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 352,207 $ 261,416
Accounts receivable, net 75,849 110,927
Other current assets 36,968 35,568
Assets held for sale 6,731    
Total current assets 471,755   407,911  
Property and equipment, net 64,479 66,206
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 300,411 320,619
Other assets 69,681   69,527  
Total assets $ 906,326   $ 864,263  
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 82,595 $ 80,417
Short-term deferred revenue 129,606 145,727
Liabilities held for sale 5,265    
Total current liabilities 217,466   226,144  
Long-term deferred revenue 5,343 6,619
Other long-term liabilities 4,073 6,390
Shareholders' equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 352,773 309,221
Retained earnings 326,671   315,889  
Total shareholders' equity 679,444   625,110  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 906,326   $ 864,263  
               
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands) August 31,
2012
August 31,
2011
August 31,
2012
August 31,
2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 5,838 $ 9,059 $ 11,419 $ 47,454
Depreciation and amortization 8,390 8,077 25,369 24,633
Stock-based compensation 7,744 9,468 21,504 18,755
Other non-cash adjustments 759 (3,269 ) 1,762 (1,821 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (706 ) 5,750   15,660   29,107  
Net cash flows from operating activities 22,025   29,085   75,714   118,128  
Capital expenditures (465 ) (5,462 ) (6,606 ) (13,956 )
Redemptions at par by issuers of auction-rate-securities 2,700 100 2,925 6,300
Issuances of common stock, net of repurchases 3,797 (32,074 ) 24,284 (93,396 )
Other (4,098 ) (34,084 ) (5,526 ) 7,071  
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 23,959   (42,435 ) 90,791   24,147  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period 328,248   388,978   261,416   322,396  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period $ 352,207   $ 346,543   $ 352,207   $ 346,543  
                   
 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

 
Three Months Ended
February 28,
2012
May 31,
2012
August 31,
2012
Revenue:
Core segment $ 87,213 $ 78,404 $ 78,317
Non-Core segment 33,278   31,090   28,856  
Total revenue $ 120,491   $ 109,494   $ 107,173  
Income (loss) from operations:
Core segment $ 34,844 $ 28,761 $ 20,461
Non-Core segment (7,747 ) (8,503 ) 8,868
Unallocated items (1) (14,120 ) (23,100 ) (15,332 )
Total income (loss) from operations $ 12,977   $ (2,842 ) $ 13,997  
 
 
Three Months Ended
February 28,
2011
May 31,
2011
August 31,
2011

November 31,
2011

2011  
Revenue:
Core segment $ 87,523   $ 90,954 $ 88,683 $ 93,544 $ 360,704
Non-Core segment 43,406   39,977   35,828   38,860   158,071  
Total revenue $ 130,929     $ 130,931     $ 124,511     $ 132,404     $ 518,775  
Income (loss) from operations:
Core segment $ 38,904 $ 40,961 $ 39,327 $ 42,708 $ 161,900
Non-Core segment 2,302 (407 ) (8,239 ) (8,828 ) (15,172 )
Unallocated items (1) (12,922 ) (12,482 ) (16,808 ) (13,455 ) (55,667 )
Total income from operations $ 28,284     $ 28,072     $ 14,280     $ 20,425     $ 91,061  
 
 
2010  
Revenue:
Core segment $ 351,610
Non-Core segment 165,019  
Total revenue $ 516,629  
Income (loss) from operations:
Core segment $ 173,662
Non-Core segment (18,320 )
Unallocated items (1) (87,461 )
Total income from operations $ 67,881  

(1) The following items are not allocated to our segments, as we manage and report our business using these items on a consolidated company basis only: stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, transition expenses, restructuring expenses, acquisition-related expenses, litigation settlement and proxy-related costs.

       
 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data) August 31,
2012
  August 31,
2011
August 31,
2012
  August 31,
2011
 
GAAP income from continuing operations $ 7,976 $ 9,588 $ 14,857 $ 48,497
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,385 5,875 16,283 17,979
Stock-based compensation 7,139 9,368 20,720 18,552
Transition expenses 196 1,054
Restructuring expenses 2,787 1,369 11,175 4,627
Acquisition-related expenses 215
Litigation settlement 900
Proxy contest-related costs 21 3,259
Income tax adjustment (3,331 ) (4,947 ) (15,123 ) (12,846 )
Total non-GAAP adjustments 12,001   11,861   37,429   29,366  
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations $ 19,977   $ 21,449   $ 52,286   $ 77,863  
 
 
GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.23 $ 0.71
Total non-GAAP adjustments (from above) 0.19   0.18   0.59   0.43  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.31   $ 0.32   $ 0.82   $ 1.13  
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 64,105 67,280 63,795 68,728

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