SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced preliminary results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended March 31, 2015.
Revenue for the quarter is expected to be in the range of $755 million to $760 million, below the company’s guidance of $780 million to $790 million. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.15 to $0.17 compared to guidance of $0.20 to $0.22 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.65, compared to guidance of $0.70 to $0.72 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, charges related to amortization of debt discount and restructuring programs as well as a benefit from a previously disclosed patent lawsuit, and the tax effects related to these items.
“We are disappointed with our Q1 results, but fully committed to the financial, operational and strategic initiatives announced last quarter,” said Mark Templeton, president and CEO for Citrix. “We underestimated the impact caused by our restructuring, organizational evolution, and changes to our field and channel strategies, which were the result of important decisions made to get the business ready for our next phase of growth. Additionally, the increase in foreign exchange volatility impacted results and customer-buying behavior to a larger extent than anticipated in the quarter.
“We are continuing to optimize our business model and our focus on improving margins remains unchanged.”
These preliminary, unaudited results are based on management’s initial review of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and remains subject to change based on management’s ongoing review of the first quarter results.
Conference Call Information
Citrix will report final results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 in its regularly scheduled earnings release and conference call on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 after market close. A news release will be issued at approximately 4:05 p.m. ET and the conference call will begin at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. The call will include a slide presentation and participants are encouraged to view the presentation via webcast at http://www.citrix.com/investors.
The conference call may also be accessed by dialing:
(888) 799-0519 or (706) 634-0155
Using passcode: CITRIX
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements by Citrix's president and chief executive officer, statements regarding expected revenue and net income per diluted share for the first quarter 2015, and statements regarding management's plans, objectives and strategies, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the identification of adjustments to the preliminary results presented in this release upon completion of the financial close process for the quarter; the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment; the success and growth of the company's product lines, including competition, demand and pricing dynamics and other transitions in the markets for Citrix’s virtualization products and collaboration services; the company’s ability to develop and commercialize new products and services, including its enterprise mobility products, while growing its established virtualization, networking and collaboration products and services; disruptions to execution due to its restructuring programs, changes and transitions in key personnel and succession risks; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix's products and services; changes in our revenue mix towards products and services with lower gross margins; seasonal fluctuations in the company's business; failure to execute Citrix's sales and marketing plans; failure to successfully partner with key distributors, resellers, system integrators, service providers and strategic partners and the company's reliance on and the success of those partners for the marketing and distribution of the company's products; the company's ability to maintain and expand its business in small sized and large enterprise accounts; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; the success of investments in its product groups, foreign operations and vertical and geographic markets; the ability of Citrix to make suitable acquisitions on favorable terms in the future; risks associated with Citrix's acquisitions, including failure to further develop and successfully market the technology and products of acquired companies, failure to achieve or maintain anticipated revenues and operating performance contributions from acquisitions, which could dilute earnings, the retention of key employees from acquired companies, difficulties and delays integrating personnel, operations, technologies and products, disruption to our ongoing business and diversion of management's attention from our ongoing business; the recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses, including failure to achieve anticipated cost savings from the restructuring programs and other cost reduction initiatives; ability to effectively manage our capital structure and the impact of related changes on our operating results and financial condition; the effect of new accounting pronouncements on revenue and expense recognition; the risks associated with securing data and maintaining security of our networks and customer data stored by our services; failure to comply with federal, state and international regulations; litigation and disputes, including challenges to our intellectual property rights or allegations of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; the inability to further innovate our technology or enter into new businesses due to the intellectual property rights of others; changes in the company's pricing and licensing models, promotional programs and product mix, all of which may impact Citrix's revenue recognition; charges in the event of a write-off or impairment of acquired assets, underperforming businesses, investments or licenses; international market readiness, execution and other risks associated with the markets for Citrix's products and services; unanticipated changes in tax rates, non-renewal of tax credits or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks of political and social turmoil; and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures
Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These measures differ from GAAP in that they exclude amortization primarily related to acquired intangible assets and debt discount, stock-based compensation expenses, charges associated with the Company’s restructuring programs, significant litigation charges or benefits and the related tax effect of those items. The Company's basis for these adjustments is described below.
Management uses these non-GAAP measures for internal reporting and forecasting purposes, when publicly providing its business outlook, to evaluate the Company's performance and to evaluate and compensate the Company's executives. The Company has provided these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to GAAP financial results because it believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to certain investors and financial analysts for comparison across accounting periods not influenced by certain non-cash items that are not used by management when evaluating the Company's historical and prospective financial performance. In addition, the Company has historically provided this or similar information and understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing the Company's operating margins, operating expenses and net income and comparing the Company's financial performance to that of its peer companies and competitors.
Management typically excludes the amounts described above when evaluating the Company's operating performance and believes that the resulting non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company's operating performance due to the following factors:
• The Company does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle. The Company, therefore, believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures that adjust for the impact of amortization and certain stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effects that are primarily related to acquisitions, provide investors and financial analysts with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods and, therefore, are useful to investors and financial analysts in helping them to better understand the Company's operating results and underlying operational trends.
• Amortization costs and the related tax effects are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition.
• Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of the Company's employees and executives, stock-based compensation expense is generally fixed at the time of grant, then amortized over a period of several years after the grant of the stock-based instrument, and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the grant.
• Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion are required to be accounted for as separate liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. The difference between the imputed interest expense and the coupon interest expense, net of the interest amount capitalized, is excluded from management’s assessment of the company’s operating performance because management believes that the exclusion of these charges will better help investors and financial analysts understand the Company's operating results and underlying operational trends.
• The charges incurred in conjunction with the Company's restructuring programs, which relate to reductions in headcount and the consolidation of leased facilities, are not anticipated to be ongoing costs; and, thus, are outside of the normal operations of the Company's business. The Company, therefore, believes that the exclusion of these charges will better help investors and financial analysts understand the Company's operating results and underlying operational trends as compared to prior periods.
• Charges or benefits related to significant litigation are not anticipated to be ongoing costs; and, thus, are outside of the normal operations of the Company's business. These charges or benefits are recorded in the period when it is probable a liability had been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated even though the subject matter of the underlying dispute may relate to multiple or different periods. As such, the Company believes that these expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.
These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") and may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. The additional non-GAAP financial information presented here should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP (such as net income and earnings per share) and should not be considered measures of the Company's liquidity. Furthermore, the Company in the future may exclude amortization primarily related to newly acquired intangible assets and debt discount, additional charges related to its restructuring programs, significant litigation charges or benefits and the related tax effects from financial measures that it releases, and the Company expects to continue to incur stock-based compensation expenses.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation
The following table shows the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Reconciliation of Expected Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share
For the Three Months
|GAAP earnings per share – diluted||$0.15 to $0.17|
|Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of amortization of intangible assets||0.17|
|Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of expenses related to stock-based compensation||0.21|
|Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of amortization of debt discount||0.05|
|Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of restructuring charges||0.21|
|Less: benefit related to a previously disclosed patent lawsuit||(0.01)|
|Less: tax effects related to above items||(0.13) to (0.17)|
|Non-GAAP earnings per share – diluted||$0.63 to $0.65|