SAN MATEO, Calif.--()--Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009.
“Our financial performance in 2009, including record annual operating margins and non-GAAP EPS are evidence of our solid execution and focus on operational discipline”
Financial and Operational Highlights:
"Our financial performance in 2009, including record annual operating margins and non-GAAP EPS are evidence of our solid execution and focus on operational discipline,” said Pete Cittadini, President and CEO of Actuate. “Our new and improved financial footing now sets the stage for Actuate to return to a focus on growth in 2010. With the possibility of improvement in the macro environment within 2010, we expect to capitalize on continued BIRT momentum, the Xenos acquisition and the continued product innovation that Actuate 11 will initiate this year.”
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 were $31.2 million, compared with $33.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. License revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 were $10.2 million, up 2% when compared with $10.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Maintenance revenues for the quarter were $19.6 million, compared with $19.9 million reported in the same quarter last year. Professional services revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 totaled $1.4 million, compared with $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. Total revenues for the fiscal year of 2009 were $119.3 million, compared with $131.0 million in the prior year. License revenues for 2009 were $36.1 million, compared with $40.0 million in the prior year. Maintenance and professional services revenues for 2009 were $76.5 million and $6.7 million respectively, compared with $76.7 million and $14.3 million in the prior year. On a constant currency basis, maintenance revenues increased slightly for the year.
Operating income as reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), was $5.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with $5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2009, as reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), was $3.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with net income of $4.7 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2008. For 2009 operating income as reported in accordance with GAAP was $17.2 million, compared with $11.5 million in the prior year. GAAP Net income for 2009 was $12.2 million or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $13.6 million or $0.21 per diluted share in 2008.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $6.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $6.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2009 was 24.9%. For the full fiscal year non-GAAP operating margins were a record 21.5%, compared with 18.6% for the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for 2009 was $19.6 million, compared with $17.6 million in the prior year.
Cash flow from operations was $5.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2009. Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $75.5 million on December 31, 2009, up $17.1 million when compared with $58.4 million as of December 31, 2008. During 2009 the company repurchased $10 million worth of stock. During the quarter, the company announced it would acquire Xenos Group, Inc. for up to CAD$37.7 million in cash. The transaction closed yesterday, February 1, 2010.
Significant Business Highlights Since October 2009
During the fourth quarter, Actuate received significant new and repeat business from, among others: CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, IMCO Ltd (aka. FUNDWORKS), Galeries Lafayette Group, GISS (Spanish Social Security), Unilog Avinci - a LogicaCMG Company, Amdocs, Eldorado Computing, Inc, Sterling Commerce, Inc., The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, APL Limited, Firstbank, HSBC Global Asset Management, DOMCURA AG, Stadtwerke Muenchen GmbH, UBS (Luxembourg) SA, Capita Life & Pensions Regulated Services Ltd., Emptoris, Inc., Wachovia Securities, LLC, Cordis Corporation and CS STARS, LLC.
Conference Call Information
Actuate will be holding a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, today, February 2nd, 2010 to further discuss these results. The dial-in number for the call is 1-866-272-9941 (617-213-8895 for international participants) and the conference identification number is 81722367. The conference call will be broadcast live on the Investor Relations section of Actuate’s web site at http://www.actuate.com/investor and will be available as an archived replay thereafter.
Actuate – the people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and continues to co-lead the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for Rich Information Applications that present data in compelling and interactive ways via the web on any device. Actuate and its people are dedicated to making BIRT the best environment for our customers to develop Web 2.0 applications that drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction/loyalty and improve operational performance. The people of Actuate continually participate in and provide resources for the vibrant open source community that has emerged around BIRT. Anybody can participate in the BIRT movement by visiting www.birt-exchange.com.
Actuate offers value-add BIRT products and services that speed the development process and bring additional functionality, interactivity and enterprise scalability to BIRT-based Rich Information Applications. Actuate has over 4,400 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.actuate.com.
Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Actuate management evaluates and makes operating decisions using various performance measures. In addition to our GAAP results, we also consider adjusted net income, which we refer to as non-GAAP net income. We further consider various components of non-GAAP net income such as non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP operating expense. Non-GAAP net income is generally based on the revenues of our product, maintenance and services business operations and the costs of those operations, such as cost of revenue, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses, that management considers in evaluating our ongoing core operating performance. Non-GAAP net income consists of net income excluding amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, equity plan-related compensation expenses, operating expenses related to idle facilities, one-time professional services fees, acquisition related costs, other employee termination costs and other charges and gains which management does not consider reflective of our core operating business. Intangible assets consist primarily of purchased technology, trade names, customer relationships, employment agreements and other intangible assets issued in connection with acquisitions. Restructuring charges consist of severance and benefits, excess facilities and asset-related charges and include strategic reallocations or reductions of personnel resources. Equity plan-related compensation expenses represent the fair value of all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, as required under SFAS No. 123 (revised 2004), "Share-Based Payment" (SFAS 123R). For purposes of comparability across other periods and against other companies in our industry, non-GAAP net income is adjusted by the amount of additional taxes or tax benefit that the Company would accrue using a normalized effective tax rate applied to the non-GAAP results. Our non-GAAP earnings per share calculation also includes an adjustment to total outstanding shares to reflect what the share amount would have been if it were calculated using non-GAAP results.
Non-GAAP net income is a supplemental measure of our performance that is not required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. Moreover, it should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of our liquidity. We present non-GAAP net income because we consider it an important supplemental measure of our performance.
Management excludes from non-GAAP net income certain recurring items to facilitate its review of the comparability of the Company's core operating performance on a period-to-period basis because such items are not related to the Company's ongoing core operating performance as viewed by management. Management uses this view of its operating performance for purposes of comparison with its business plan and individual operating budgets and allocations of resources. Additionally, when evaluating potential acquisitions, management excludes the items described above from its consideration of target performance and valuation.
The Company believes that, in general, these items possess one or more of the following characteristics: their magnitude and timing is largely outside of the Company's control; they are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course; they are unusual and the Company does not expect them to occur in the ordinary course of business; or they are non-operational, or non-cash expenses involving stock option grants.
The Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is warranted for several reasons:
1) Such non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional analytical tool for understanding the Company's financial performance by excluding the impact of items that may obscure trends in the core operating performance of the business;
2) Since the Company has historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, the Company believes the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency and enhances investors' ability to compare the Company's performance across financial reporting periods;
3) These non-GAAP financial measures are employed by the Company's management in its own evaluation of performance and are utilized in financial and operational decision making processes, such as budget planning and forecasting;
4) These non-GAAP financial measures facilitate comparisons to the operating results of other companies in our industry, which use similar financial measures to supplement their GAAP results, thus enhancing the perspective of investors who wish to utilize such comparisons in their analysis of the Company's performance.
Set forth below are additional reasons why specific items are excluded from the Company's non-GAAP financial measures:
a) Amortization charges for purchased technology and other intangible assets are excluded because they are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of the Company's acquisition transactions. We analyze and measure our operating results without these charges when evaluating our core performance. Generally, the impact of these charges to the Company's net income tends to diminish over time following an acquisition.
b) While stock-based compensation calculated in accordance with SFAS 123R constitutes an ongoing and recurring expense of the Company, it is not an expense that typically requires or will require cash settlement by the Company. We therefore exclude these charges for purposes of evaluating our core performance as well as with respect to evaluating any potential acquisition.
c) Restructuring charges are primarily related to severance costs and/or the disposition of excess facilities driven by modifications of business strategy. These costs are excluded because they are inherently variable in size, and are not specifically included in the Company's annual operating plan and related budget due to the rapidly changing facts and circumstances typically associated with such modifications of business strategy.
d) The Company incurred professional services fees related to considerations regarding strategic alternatives. These costs are excluded because the charges are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course. Because these costs are unrelated to the Company’s core operations, they are not included in the Company’s annual operating plan. We analyze and measure our operating results without these charges when evaluating our core performance.
e) Operating expenses related to idle facilities are excluded because the charges relate to facilities that have been abandoned and therefore the charges are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course. Because these costs are unrelated to the Company’s core operations, they are not included in the Company’s annual operating plan.
f) Other employee termination costs relate to a one-time operating expense accrual for an unusual charge incurred by the Company as the result of the termination of an employee in our European division. These costs are excluded because the changes are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course. Because these costs are unrelated to the company’s core operations, they are not included in the company’s annual operating plan. We analyze and measure our operating results without these charges when evaluating our core performance.
g) Acquisition related costs relate to expenses incurred in pursuing our acquisition of Xenos Inc. These expenses are excluded because they are unrelated to the ongoing operations of the company in the ordinary course. Because these costs are unrelated to the Company’s core operations, they are not included in the Company’s annual operating plan. We analyze and measure our operating results without these charges when evaluating our core performance.
h) Income tax expense is adjusted by the amount of additional expense or benefit that we would accrue if we used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results in the calculation of our tax liability, taking into consideration the Company's long-term tax structure. Starting in the quarter ended March 31, 2009, the Company began to use a normalized effective tax rate of 20%. Prior to March 31, 2009 a rate of 30% was used. This item is excluded because the rate remains subject to change based on several factors, including variations over time in the geographic business mix and statutory tax rates.
In the future, the Company expects to continue reporting non-GAAP financial measures excluding items described above and the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above. Accordingly, exclusion of these and other similar items in our non-GAAP presentation should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.
As stated above, the Company presents non-GAAP financial measures because it considers them to be important supplemental measures of performance. However, non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's GAAP results. In the future, the Company expects to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above and expects to continue reporting non-GAAP financial measures excluding such items. Some of the limitations in relying on non-GAAP financial measures are:
Pursuant to the requirements of SEC Regulation G, a detailed reconciliation between the Company's GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in this press release and is available in the investor relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.actuate.com/investor. Investors are advised to carefully review and consider this information strictly as a supplement to the GAAP results that are contained in this press release and in the Company's SEC filings.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements regarding Actuate’s expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. All such forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Actuate as of the date hereof, and Actuate disclaims any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements based on changes in expectations or the circumstances or conditions on which such expectations may be based. Actual results could differ materially from Actuate’s current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the general spending environment for information technology products and services in general and Rich Internet Application software in particular, quarterly fluctuations in our revenues and other operating results, our ability to expand our international operations, our ability to successfully compete against current and future competitors, the impact of future acquisitions (including the performancesoft, Inc. acquisition) on the Company’s financial and/or operating condition, the ability to increase revenues through our indirect distribution channels, general economic and geopolitical uncertainties and other risk factors that are discussed in Actuate’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, specifically Actuate 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 12, 2009.
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments||$||75,531||$||42,050|
|Accounts receivable, net||33,176||28,017|
|Other current assets||5,667||6,620|
|Total current assets||114,374||76,687|
|Property and equipment, net||3,786||4,729|
|Goodwill and other intangibles, net||37,014||37,914|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Other accrued liabilities||5,330||5,299|
|Income taxes payable||845||-|
|Total current liabilities||60,260||55,986|
|Long term liabilities:|
|Other deferred liabilities||769||1,054|
|Total long term liabilities||33,485||38,278|
|Stockholders' equity & non-controlling interest||76,019||56,248|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of license fees||231||330||934||1,396|
|Cost of services||4,125||5,469||17,843||23,330|
|Sales and marketing||10,314||11,848||41,747||51,830|
|Research and development||5,011||5,175||20,267||22,035|
|General and administrative||5,598||4,013||20,315||18,470|
|Amortization of other intangibles||170||237||680||948|
|Total costs and expenses||25,557||27,503||102,134||119,515|
|Income from operations||5,628||5,685||17,199||11,475|
|Interest and other income||115||137||294||901|
|Income before income taxes||5,396||5,709||16,089||12,260|
|Provision (benefit) for income taxes||1,959||1,038||3,910||(1,318||)|
|Basic net income per share||$||0.08||$||0.08||$||0.27||$||0.23|
|Shares used in basic per share calculation.||45,443||58,595||45,131||60,025|
|Diluted net income per share||$||0.07||$||0.08||$||0.25||$||0.21|
|Shares used in diluted per share calculation||49,477||61,335||49,396||65,049|
|RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|December 31,||(a)||December 31,||(a)|
|GAAP income before income taxes||$||5,396||$||5,709||$||16,089||$||12,260|
|Amortization of purchased technology||55||37||(b)||220||147||(b)|
|Amortization of other intangibles||170||237||(c)||680||948||(c)|
|Stock compensation expense under FAS123R||1,319||2,031||(d)||6,686||9,122||(d)|
|Acquisition related costs||483||-||(f)||483||-||(f)|
|Other employee termination costs||-||416||(g)||-||416||(g)|
|One-time professional services fees||-||-||-||483||(h)|
|Operating expenses related to idle facilities||-||-||-||306||(i)|
|Non-GAAP income before income taxes||7,531||8,861||24,506||25,188|
|Non-GAAP tax provision||1,506||2,658||(j)||4,901||7,557||(j)|
|Non-GAAP net income||6,025||6,203||19,605||17,631|
|Basic non-GAAP net income per share||$||0.13||$||0.11||$||0.43||$||0.29|
|Shares used in basic per share calculation||45,443||58,595||(k)||45,131||60,025||(k)|
|Diluted non-GAAP net income per share||$||0.12||$||0.10||$||0.40||$||0.27|
|Shares used in diluted per share calculation||49,999||61,354||(k)||49,453||65,228||(k)|
|(a) This table contains financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Such measures are intended to serve as a supplement to the GAAP results presented elsewhere in this press release, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for such GAAP results. See the section entitled Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures in this press release for additional information regarding: the manner in which management uses these non-GAAP financial measures; the economic substance behind management's decision to use such measures; the material limitations associated with use of these non-GAAP financial measures as compared to the use of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures; the manner in which management compensates for these limitations when using these non-GAAP financial measures; and the substantive reasons why management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors.|
|(b) Amortization of purchased technology acquired in the Performancesoft acquisition transaction in January of fiscal year 2006. Purchased technology is amortized over the estimated life of the underlying asset.|
|(c) Amortization of other intangibles includes identifiable intangible assets including trade names, employment agreements and customer relationships acquired through various acquisition transactions. Other identified intangibles are amortized over the estimated remaining life of the underlying intangibles.|
|(d) Actuate accounts for stock-based compensation expense under the fair value method. Actuate adopted the authoritative guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") related to the measurement and disclosure of stock-based compensation expense. Stock-based compensation expense is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period. Actuate is presenting a non-GAAP adjusted net income per diluted share financial measure which excludes stock based compensation expense for all periods presented. For the three months ended December 31, 2009, stock-based expense included approximately (in thousands): $182, $122, $250, and $765, related to cost of services revenues, sales and marketing expense, research and development expense and general and administrative expense, respectively.|
|(e) The restructuring expense for the third and fourth quarters of 2009 consist of severance payments, payroll taxes and extended medical benefits related to a reduction-in-force that was implemented in July 2009. Also, included for the 2009 year are charges related to prior facility closures in North America. These charges were based on actual and estimated costs incurred including estimates of sublease income on portions of our idle facilities that we periodically update based on market conditions and in accordance with our restructuring plans. The restructuring expense for the fourth quarter of 2008 consist primarily of severance payments, payroll taxes and extended medical benefits related to a reduction-in-force that was implemented in August 2008. Also, included for the 2008 year are charges primarily related to the closure of various office facilities in North America and costs related to the termination of European employees in connection with the previous closure of one of our European operations.|
|(f) Costs associated with the acquisition of Xenos Group Inc.|
|(g) Other employee termination costs relate to a one-time operating expense accrual for an unusual charge incurred by the Company as the result of the termination of an employee in our European division.|
|(h) During the quarter, the Company incurred professional fees related to considerations regarding strategic alternatives. These costs are excluded because the charges are unrelated to the ongoing operation of the business in the ordinary course. Because these costs are unrelated to the Company's core operations, they are not included in the Company's annual operating plan. We analyze and measure our operating results without these charges when evaluating our core performance.|
|(i) This relates to a one-time operating expense charge related to our former headquarters facility in South San Francisco, California. The facility was abandoned in September of 2007, when the Company moved to its new headquarters in San Mateo, California.|
|(j) Income tax expense is adjusted by the amount of additional expense or benefit that we would accrue if we used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results in the calculation of our tax liability, taking into consideration the company's long-term tax structure. The Company uses a normalized effective tax rate of 20%. Prior to fiscal 2009, the Company used a normalized effective rate of 30%. This item is excluded because the rate remains subject to change based on several factors, including variations over time in the geographic business mix and statutory tax rates.|
|(k) Shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share have been adjusted to reflect what the share amounts would have been if they were calculated using non-GAAP results.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Twelve Months Ended|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:|
|Stock based compensation expense related to stock options and employee stock purchase plan||6,686||9,122|
|Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation||(2,136||)||(948||)|
|Amortization of other purchased intangibles||900||1,419|
|Amortization of debt issuance cost||280||48|
|Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment||2,223||2,228|
|Net operating loss utilizations (adjustments) related to prior acquisitions||-||(228||)|
|Other-than-temporary impairment/(gain) on Auction Rate Securities (ARS)||(659||)||2,593|
|Loss/(gain) on the fair value of put option||588||(2,509||)|
|Accretion/amortization on short-term debt securities||51||252|
|Change in valuation allowance on deferred tax assets||226||135|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance||(5,159||)||10,558|
|Other current assets||710||1,190|
|Other accrued liabilities||299||(1,023||)|
|Deferred tax assets||362||(3,469||)|
|Deferred tax liabilities||24||-|
|Income tax receivable||(672||)||-|
|Income tax payable||2,103||2,773|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||17,463||29,535|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(1,280||)||(1,688||)|
|Change in restricted cash||229||(260||)|
|Proceeds from maturity of investments||36,251||79,844|
|Purchases of short-term investments||(24,943||)||(66,875||)|
|Change in other current and non-current assets||(15||)||-|
|Net cash provided by investing activities||10,242||11,021|
|Proceeds from the credit facility, net of issuance cost||-||29,598|
|Tax benefit from exercise of stock options||2,136||948|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||8,152||6,661|
|Cost of treasury stock||(258||)||(271||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(9||)||(35,739||)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||27,696||4,817|
|Effect of exchange rate on cash||705||(1,513||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period||24,772||21,468|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period||$||53,173||$||24,772|