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Progress Software Reports 2012 Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

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 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2012.

As of the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012, the results of all non-Core product lines are reported in discontinued operations because those product lines have been divested or are under agreement to be divested, and have also met the accounting criteria for such classification. Continuing operations include the results of the Core product lines and principally general and administrative costs related to the non-Core product lines, which do not qualify for discontinued operations. References to the Core product lines or Core segment include Progress® OpenEdge® platform, DataDirect® Connect products and the Decision Analytics portfolio (comprising Progress Apama®, Progress Corticon® BRMS and the Progress Control Tower®). References to the non-Core product lines include Actional, Artix, DataXtend, FuseSource, ObjectStore, Orbacus, Orbix, Savvion, Shadow and Sonic.

Revenue from continued and discontinued operations was $121.7 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $136.3 million in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP EPS was $0.42 in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $0.34 in the same quarter last year.

Consolidated results in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012 were:

  • Revenue was $91.3 million, essentially flat on a constant currency basis year over year, or down 2% using actual exchange rates, and excludes $30.5 million and $42.8 million of revenue from discontinued operations in the current quarter and same quarter last year, respectively;
  • Income from operations was $16.9 million compared to $28.4 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Income from continuing operations was $11.6 million compared to $17.2 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.18 compared to $0.27 in the same quarter last year; and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.23 compared to $0.36 in the same quarter last year.

Results for the Core segment in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012 were:

  • Core revenue was $91.3 million, essentially flat to the same quarter last year on a constant currency basis, or a decrease of 2% using actual exchange rates;
  • Core income from operations was $27.2 million compared to $42.7 million in the same quarter last year; and
  • Operating margin for the Core segment was 30%.

Phil Pead, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Software, said, "Overall, we are pleased with our performance in the fiscal fourth quarter. During the quarter we remained focused on executing on our strategic plan and now enter 2013 with substantially all non-Core assets divested. I am also pleased that we have hired Chris Perkins, who will start as Chief Financial Officer on February 1, 2013."

Mr. Pead continued, "Our focus for 2013 is to improve our operating margins, build the foundation for future revenue growth by expanding the functionality of our existing solutions and begin to leverage our Core competencies to enable application development using our platform, data integration and connectivity and data analytics in the Cloud."

Other fiscal fourth quarter 2012 results included the following:

  • Cash flows from operations were $28.4 million, an increase from $8.2 million in the same quarter in fiscal year 2011;
  • Net cash received from the divestitures of FuseSource and Shadow was $46.6 million;
  • The company repurchased 4.5 million shares of its common stock for $88.4 million as part of its previously announced and implemented 10b5-1 plan to repurchase $250.0 million by June 30, 2013;
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments increased to $355.2 million from $261.4 million at the end of the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011;
  • DSO from continuing operations was 70 days, compared to DSO of 73 days in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011; and
  • Headcount was 1,395, down 7% from the end of last quarter and down 20% from one year ago.

Business Outlook

Progress Software provides the following guidance for the fiscal first quarter ending February 28, 2013:

  • On a constant currency basis, revenue growth is expected to be essentially flat compared to the fiscal first quarter of 2012; and
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be in the range of 20% to 24%.

The non-GAAP operating margin guidance excludes the items we traditionally exclude from our non-GAAP reporting metrics: amortization of intangible assets of $0.5 million to $0.6 million and stock-based compensation of $5.5 million to $6.4 million, for a GAAP operating margin in the range of 12% to 16%.

Conference Call

The Progress Software quarterly investor conference call to review its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year end of 2012 will be broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 3, 2013 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 1-888-715-1397, pass code 4194275. 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 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, the Progress Control Tower, Artix, Orbix and Orbacus 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   Fiscal Year Ended

November

  November   November   November  

(In thousands, except per share data)

30, 2012 30, 2011

% Change

30, 2012 30, 2011

% Change

Revenue:
Software licenses $ 35,726 $ 34,225 4 % $ 113,270 $ 125,966 (10 )%
Maintenance and services 55,545   59,319   (6 )% 221,935   234,738   (5 )%
Total revenue 91,271   93,544   (2 )% 335,205   360,704   (7 )%
Costs of revenue:
Cost of software licenses 1,777 1,175 51 % 6,112 5,430 13 %
Cost of maintenance and services 9,020 9,324 (3 )% 36,192 37,238 (3 )%
Amortization of acquired intangibles 290   509   (43 )% 1,259   2,600   (52 )%
Total costs of revenue 11,087   11,008   1 % 43,563   45,268   (4 )%
Gross profit 80,184   82,536   (3 )% 291,642   315,436   (8 )%
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 35,414 26,787 32 % 117,855 102,618 15 %
Product development 13,415 11,023 22 % 53,017 44,876 18 %
General and administrative 14,216 16,120 (12 )% 62,053 61,816
Amortization of acquired intangibles 234 153 53 % 962 966
Restructuring expenses (2 ) (505 ) 100 % 6,885 3,383 104 %
Acquisition-related expenses   536   (100 )% 215   536   (60 )%
Total operating expenses 63,277   54,114   17 % 240,987   214,195   13 %
Income from operations 16,907   28,422   (41 )% 50,655   101,241   (50 )%
Other (expense) income, net (680 ) 85   (900 )% 196   (519 ) 138 %
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 16,227   28,507   (43 )% 50,851   100,722   (50 )%
Provision for income taxes 4,645   11,286   (59 )% 17,440   34,380   (49 )%
Income from continuing operations 11,582   17,221   (33 )% 33,411   66,342   (50 )%
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net 24,443   (5,046 ) 584 % 14,033   (6,713 ) 309 %
Net income $ 36,025   $ 12,175   196 % $ 47,444   $ 59,629   (20 )%
 
Earnings per share:
Basic:
Continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.27 (33 )% $ 0.53 $ 1.01 (48 )%
Discontinued operations 0.39   (0.08 ) 588 % 0.22   (0.10 ) 320 %
Net income per share $ 0.57   $ 0.19   200 % 0.75   $ 0.91   (18 )%
Diluted
Continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.27 (33 )% $ 0.52 $ 0.98 (47 )%
Discontinued operations 0.38   (0.08 ) 575 % 0.22   (0.10 ) 320 %
Net income per share $ 0.57   $ 0.19   200 % $ 0.74   $ 0.88   (16 )%
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 62,859 63,074 62,881 65,705 (4 )%
Diluted 63,576 63,973 (1 )% 63,741 67,540 (6 )%

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

  November 30,   November 30,

(In thousands)

2012 2011
Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 355,217 $ 261,416
Accounts receivable, net 70,793 110,927
Other current assets 32,779 35,568
Assets held for sale 68,029  
Total current assets 526,818   407,911
Property and equipment, net 63,071 66,206
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 231,229 320,619
Other assets 63,859   69,527
Total assets $ 884,977   $ 864,263
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 110,944 $ 80,417
Short-term deferred revenue 103,925 145,727
Liabilities held for sale 25,285  
Total current liabilities 240,154   226,144
Long-term deferred revenue 2,817 6,619
Other long-term liabilities 3,607 6,390
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 300,333 309,221
Retained earnings 338,066   315,889
Total shareholders’ equity 638,399   625,110
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 884,977   $ 864,263

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

  Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
November 30,   November 30, November 30,   November 30,

(In thousands)

2012 2011 2012 2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 36,025 $ 12,175 $ 47,444 $ 59,629
Depreciation and amortization 5,597 10,445 30,966 35,078
Stock-based compensation 6,729 7,244 28,233 25,999
Net gains and impairment on sales of dispositions and assets held for sale (36,504 ) (36,504 )
Other non-cash adjustments (896 ) 6,293 866 4,472
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 17,450   (27,991 ) 33,110   1,116  
Net cash flows from operating activities 28,401   8,166   104,115   126,294  
Capital expenditures (1,129 ) (3,091 ) (7,735 ) (17,047 )
Redemptions and sales of auction-rate-securities 6,030 8,955 6,300
Issuances of common stock, net of repurchases (76,392 ) (56,941 ) (52,108 ) (150,337 )
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (22,900 ) (22,900 )
Proceeds from divestitures, net of direct costs 46,590 46,590
Other (490 ) (10,361 ) (6,016 ) (3,290 )
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 3,010   (85,127 ) 93,801   (60,980 )
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period 352,207   346,543   261,416   322,396  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period $ 355,217   $ 261,416   $ 355,217   $ 261,416  

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

  Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
November 30,   November 30, November 30,   November 30,

(In thousands)

2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenue:
Core segment $ 91,271 $ 93,544 $ 335,205 $ 360,704
Non-Core segment        
Total revenue $ 91,271   $ 93,544   $ 335,205   $ 360,704  
Income (loss) from operations:
Core segment $ 27,157 $ 42,708 $ 111,276 $ 161,900
Non-Core segment (5,197 ) (8,351 ) (27,030 ) (32,306 )
Unallocated items (1) (5,053 ) (5,935 ) (33,591 ) (28,353 )
Total income from operations $ 16,907   $ 28,422   $ 50,655   $ 101,241  
 

 

(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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Revenue by Type
             
(In thousands) Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 FY 2012 FY 2011
License $ 34,225 $ 31,889 $ 21,813 $ 23,842 $ 35,725 $ 113,269 $ 125,967
Maintenance 54,652 51,723 52,883 51,860 52,381 208,847 217,371
Professional services 4,667   3,601   3,708   2,615   3,165   13,089   17,366
Total revenue $ 93,544   $ 87,213   $ 78,404   $ 78,317   $ 91,271   $ 335,205   $ 360,704
 
Revenue by Region
 
(In thousands) Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 FY 2012 FY 2011
North America $ 39,553 $ 37,590 $ 32,900 $ 35,665 $ 40,219 $ 146,374 $ 146,572
EMEA 38,182 34,698 32,447 29,782 34,224 131,151 153,206
Latin America 8,975 7,979 7,539 7,234 8,655 31,407 34,349
Asia Pacific 6,834   6,946   5,518   5,636   8,173   26,273   26,577
Total revenue $ 93,544   $ 87,213   $ 78,404   $ 78,317   $ 91,271   $ 335,205   $ 360,704
 
Revenue Included in Net Income
 
(In thousands) Q4 2011 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 FY 2012 FY 2011
Continuing operations $ 93,544 $ 87,213 $ 78,404 $ 78,317 $ 91,271 $ 335,205 $ 360,704
Discontinued operations 42,796   37,213   36,192   33,664   30,451   137,520   172,891
Total $ 136,340   $ 124,426   $ 114,596   $ 111,981   $ 121,722   $ 472,725   $ 533,595

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Income from Operations and Operating Margin
     
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2012 2011 2012 2011
GAAP income from operations $ 16,907 $ 28,422 $ 50,655 $ 101,241
GAAP operating margin 19 % 30 % 15 % 28 %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 524 662 2,221 3,566
Stock-based compensation (1) 4,531 5,181 20,111 20,108
Transition expenses 61 760
Restructuring expenses (2 ) (505 ) 6,885 3,383
Acquisition-related expenses 536 215 536
Litigation settlement 900
Proxy contest-related costs     3,259    
Total non-GAAP adjustments 5,053   5,935   33,591   28,353  
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 21,960   $ 34,357   $ 84,246   $ 129,594  
Non-GAAP operating margin 24 % 37 % 25 % 36 %
 
 
(1) Stock-based compensation is included in the GAAP statements of income, as follows:
 
Cost of revenue $ 174 $ 316 $ 898 $ 760
Sales and marketing 639 882 4,280 3,258
Product development 981 1,022 3,950 3,202
General and administrative 2,737   2,961   10,983   12,888  
Stock-based compensation from continuing operations $ 4,531   $ 5,181   $ 20,111   $ 20,108  
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations
     
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2012 2011 2012 2011
GAAP income from continuing operations $ 11,582 $ 17,221 $ 33,411 $ 66,342
Amortization of acquired intangibles 524 662 2,221 3,566
Stock-based compensation 4,531 5,181 20,111 20,108
Transition expenses 61 760
Restructuring expenses (2 ) (505 ) 6,885 3,383
Acquisition-related expenses 536 215 536
Litigation settlement 900
Proxy contest-related costs 3,259
Income tax adjustment (2,094 ) (84 ) (9,299 ) (8,229 )
Total non-GAAP adjustments 2,959   5,851   24,292   20,124  
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations $ 14,541   $ 23,072   $ 57,703   $ 86,466  
 
 
GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.27 $ 0.52 $ 0.98
Total non-GAAP adjustments (from above) 0.05   0.09   0.38   0.30  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.23   $ 0.36   $ 0.91   $ 1.28  
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 63,576 63,973 63,741 67,540
Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share
     
Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
November 30, November 30, November 30, November 30,

(In thousands, except per share data)

2012 2011 2012 2011
GAAP net income $ 36,025 $ 12,175 $ 47,444 $ 59,629
Amortization of acquired intangibles 2,725 5,682 19,090 23,746
Stock-based compensation (1) 6,729 7,244 28,233 25,999
Transition expenses 109 1,163
Restructuring expenses 4,036 17,742 4,627
Acquisition-related expenses 536 215 536
Litigation settlement 900
Proxy contest-related costs 3,259
Net gains and loss on sales of dispositions and assets held for sale (36,504 ) (36,504 )
Income tax adjustment 13,763   (3,723 ) (2,798 ) (16,592 )
Total non-GAAP adjustments (9,251 ) 9,848   30,137   39,479  
Non-GAAP net income $ 26,774   $ 22,023   $ 77,581   $ 99,108  
 
 
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.57 $ 0.19 $ 0.74 $ 0.88
Total non-GAAP adjustments (from above) (0.15 ) 0.15   0.47   0.58  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.42   $ 0.34   $ 1.22   $ 1.47  
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 63,576 63,973 63,741 67,540

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A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...