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Akamai Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 And Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $378 million, up 17 percent year-over-year; and annual revenue of $1,374 million, up 19 percent year-over-year
  • Fourth quarter GAAP net income of $68 million, up 14 percent year-over-year, or $0.38 per diluted share, up 15 percent year-over-year; and full-year GAAP net income of $204 million, up 2 percent year-over-year, or $1.12 per diluted share, up 5 percent year-over-year
  • Fourth quarter normalized net income* of $98 million, up 18 percent year-over-year, or $0.54 per diluted share, up 20 percent year-over-year; and full-year normalized net income* of $329 million, up 16 percent year-over-year, or $1.81 per diluted share, up 19 percent year-over-year
  • Board of Directors authorizes $150 million extension of share repurchase program

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2012.  Revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 was $378 million, a 9 percent increase over third quarter revenue of $345 million, and a 17 percent increase over fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $324 million.  Total revenue for 2012 was $1,374 million, a 19 percent increase over 2011 revenue of $1,159 million.

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"With strong revenue and profit performance in the fourth quarter, Akamai closed out 2012 with record results on both the top and bottom line," said Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai.  "Throughout the year, we announced new products across every solution line, closed a record number of strategic acquisitions, and achieved margin expansion through continued improvement in our network efficiency even as we expanded its capacity worldwide to meet rising demand for Akamai services.  We believe these efforts have positioned us well to help our customers capitalize on the opportunities, and mitigate the challenges, of conducting business online."

Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $68 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.  Full-year GAAP net income for 2012 was $204 million, or $1.12 per diluted share.

The Company generated normalized net income* of $98 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 25 percent increase over the prior quarter's normalized net income of $79 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, and an 18 percent increase over fourth quarter 2011 normalized net income of $83 million, or $0.45 per diluted share.  Full-year normalized net income grew 16 percent year-over-year to $329 million, or $1.81 per diluted share. (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.)

Adjusted EBITDA* for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $173 million, up from $157 million in the prior quarter, and $148 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Adjusted EBITDA margin* for the fourth quarter was 46 percent, up a point from the prior quarter and consistent with the same period last year.  For the full year, adjusted EBITDA was $615 million, up from $525 million in 2011.  Full-year adjusted EBITDA margin in 2012 was at 45 percent, consistent with the prior year.  (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.)  

Full-year cash from operations was $530 million, or 39 percent of revenue, consistent with the prior year.  At year end, the Company had over $1 billion of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

Sales through resellers and sales outside the United States accounted for 23 percent and 29 percent, respectively, of revenue for the fourth quarter 2012.

Share Repurchase Program
The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a $150 million extension of its share repurchase program, effective for a 12-month period beginning on February 1, 2013.  As of this date, all prior repurchase authorizations have expired.  The Company's goal for this program, which is expected to be funded through its free cash flow, is primarily to offset dilution created by its equity compensation programs.

The timing and amount of any shares repurchased will be determined by the Company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions and other factors. Repurchases may also be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit the Company to repurchase shares when the Company might otherwise be precluded from doing so under insider trading laws.  The Company may choose to suspend or discontinue the repurchase program at any time but cannot carry over unused authorization amounts to future periods.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, under its current share repurchase program, the Company spent approximately $30 million repurchasing 0.8 million shares of its common stock, at an average price of $37.53 per share.  During 2012, the Company spent approximately $141 million repurchasing 4.4 million shares of its common stock, at an average price of $32.45 per share.

The Company had approximately 178 million shares of common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2012. 

Quarterly Conference Call
Akamai will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET that can be accessed through 1-866-314-4483 (or 1-617-213-8049 for international calls) and using passcode No. 17717131.  A live Webcast of the call may be accessed at www.akamai.com in the Investor section.  In addition, a replay of the call will be available for one week following the conference through the Akamai Website or by calling 1-888-286-8010 (or 1-617-801-6888 for international calls) and using passcode No. 29167666.

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.  At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.  Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.  To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(unaudited)








Dec. 31, 2012


Dec. 31, 2011

Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$       201,989


$         559,197

Marketable securities


235,592


290,029

Accounts receivable, net 


218,777


210,936

Deferred income tax assets, current portion


20,422


6,444

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


51,604


55,414

Current assets


728,384


1,122,020

Marketable securities


657,659


380,729

Property and equipment, net 


345,091


293,043

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


815,879


498,300

Other assets


39,811


7,924

Deferred income tax assets, net


13,803


43,485

Total assets


$    2,600,627


$      2,345,501






Liabilities and stockholders' equity





Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$       176,378


$          123,618

Other current liabilities


26,566


24,774

Current liabilities


202,944


148,392

Other liabilities


51,929


40,859

Total liabilities


254,873


189,251

Stockholders' equity


2,345,754


2,156,250

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$    2,600,627


$       2,345,501






 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)












Three Months Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 31,


Sep. 30,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


2012


2012


2011


2012


2011











Revenues

$   377,872


$     345,321


$     323,740


$ 1,373,947


$ 1,158,538











Costs and operating expenses:  










  Cost of revenues * †

111,893


109,995


102,544


431,911


374,543

  Research and development *

20,371


19,351


15,191


74,744


52,333

  Sales and marketing *

85,308


75,924


66,609


304,404


227,331

  General and administrative * †

58,819


54,511


51,016


227,033


191,726

  Amortization of other intangible assets

5,351


5,381


4,316


20,962


17,070

  Restructuring charge 

392


-


4,728


406


4,886

    Total costs and operating expenses

282,134


265,162


244,404


1,059,460


867,889

Operating income

95,738


80,159


79,336


314,487


290,649











Interest income, net

1,590


1,593


1,863


6,455


10,921

Loss on investments, net

-


-


(500)


-


(500)

Other income (expense), net

200


(241)


7,455


649


6,125

Income before provision for income taxes

97,528


81,511


88,154


321,591


307,195

Provision for income taxes

29,236


33,280


28,073


117,602


106,291

Net income

$     68,292


$       48,231


$       60,081


$   203,989


$    200,904











Net income per share:










    Basic

$         0.38


$           0.27


$           0.34


$         1.15


$          1.09

    Diluted

$         0.38


$           0.27


$           0.33


$         1.12


$          1.07











Shares used in per share calculations:










    Basic

177,479


177,455


178,916


177,900


183,866

    Diluted

181,768


181,053


182,956


181,749


187,556











* Includes stock-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)

† Includes depreciation and amortization (see supplemental table for figures)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(amounts in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Year  Ended


Dec. 31,


Sep. 30,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


2012


2012


2011


2012


2011











 Cash flows from operating activities: 










    Net income 

$   68,292


$   48,231


$  60,081


$ 203,989


$ 200,904


 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: 












 Depreciation and amortization  

54,960


53,457


43,650


204,163


167,878



 Stock-based compensation 

21,405


22,635


18,840


90,585


61,305



(Benefit) provision for deferred income taxes, net

(6,645)


826


32,722


(5,819)


53,628



Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

(5,426)


(2,540)


(1,663)


(23,015)


(13,123)



 Loss on investments and disposal of property and equipment, net 

65


142


769


3


597



 Provision for doubtful accounts 

(255)


(345)


830


(316)


2,066



 Non-cash portion of restructuring charge 

-


-


412


-


412



 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: 













 Accounts receivable 

19,479


(27,974)


(30,016)


(2,108)


(37,837)




 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

(5,037)


2,131


(6,936)


6,066


(7,014)




 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities 

4,921


44,591


20,452


59,653


15,184




 Accrued restructuring 

(381)


(28)


3,752


(3,278)


3,572




 Deferred revenue 

(990)


1,401


(2,335)


4,552


(3,721)




 Other noncurrent assets and liabilities  

(3,534)


(1,031)


(4,651)


(4,070)


8,704


 Net cash provided by operating activities 

146,854


141,496


135,907


530,405


452,555















 Cash flows from investing activities: 












 Cash paid for acquired businesses, net of cash received 

(30,650)


(14,392)


-


(336,680)


(550)



 Purchases of property and equipment and capitalization of internal-use software costs 

(60,669)


(60,294)


(46,570)


(219,846)


(182,862)



 Proceeds from sales and maturities of short- and long-term marketable securities 

179,913


98,567


334,103


530,065


1,234,223



 Purchases of short- and long-term marketable securities 

(198,039)


(137,809)


(152,657)


(752,342)


(880,110)



 Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment 

-


-


15


12


150



 Increase in other investments 

(250)


-


-


(250)


-



 Decrease in restricted investments held for security deposits 

-


-


51


-


272



 Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities 

(109,695)


(113,928)


134,942


(779,041)


171,123















 Cash flows from financing activities: 












 Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under stock option 













 and employee stock purchase plans 

16,025


6,066


11,947


44,660


25,252



 Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 

5,426


2,540


1,663


23,015


13,123



 Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards 

(8,124)


(2,370)


(2,713)


(34,690)


(8,393)



 Repurchase of common stock 

(29,819)


(36,523)


(76,332)


(141,468)


(324,070)



 Net cash used in financing activities 

(16,492)


(30,287)


(65,435)


(108,483)


(294,088)
















 Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 

(1,328)


2,373


(1,816)


(89)


(2,259)
















 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 

19,339


(346)


203,598


(357,208)


327,331


 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 

182,650


182,996


355,599


559,197


231,866


 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 

$ 201,989


$ 182,650


$ 559,197


$ 201,989


$ 559,197











 












Three Months Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 31,


Sep. 30,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


2012


2012


2011


2012


2011

Supplemental financial data (in thousands):




















Stock-based compensation:










Cost of revenues 

$      620


$      684


$      581


$     2,871


$    2,360

Research and development 

4,017


4,427


3,610


17,275


11,125

Sales and marketing 

10,736


10,896


8,878


42,760


27,990

General and administrative 

6,032


6,628


5,771


27,679


19,830

     Total stock-based compensation 

$ 21,405


$ 22,635


$ 18,840


$   90,585


$  61,305











Depreciation and amortization:










Network-related depreciation

$ 42,143


$ 41,022


$ 33,170


$ 155,759


$ 126,764

Capitalized stock-based compensation amortization

1,961


2,025


1,713


7,680


7,308

Other depreciation and amortization

5,505


5,029


4,451


19,762


16,736

Amortization of other intangible assets

5,351


5,381


4,316


20,962


17,070

Total depreciation and amortization

$ 54,960


$ 53,457


$ 43,650


$ 204,163


$ 167,878











Capital expenditures:










Purchases of property and equipment

$ 46,386


$ 46,635


$ 34,450


$ 165,642


$ 140,219

Capitalized internal-use software

14,283


13,659


12,120


54,204


42,643

Capitalized stock-based compensation

2,582


2,561


2,067


9,276


7,473

Total capital expenditures

$ 63,251


$ 62,855


$ 48,637


$ 229,122


$ 190,335











Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, marketable

$ 36,906


$ 39,889


$ 38,960


$(134,715)


$(13,447)

securities and restricted cash and marketable securities




















End of period statistics:










Number of employees

3,074


2,884


2,380





Number of deployed servers

127,638


119,370


105,111





*Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to providing financial measurements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), Akamai has historically provided additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). Legislative and regulatory pronouncements discourage the use of and emphasis on non-GAAP financial metrics and require companies to explain why non-GAAP financial metrics are relevant to management and investors. We believe that the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures in this press release and our earnings call helps investors to gain a meaningful understanding of our past performance and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts our performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts. Our management uses these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, as the basis for measuring our core operating performance and comparing such performance to that of prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. These measures are also used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. There are limitations associated with reliance on these non-GAAP financial metrics because they are specific to our operations and financial performance, which may make comparisons with other companies' financial results more challenging. By providing both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, we believe that investors are able to compare our GAAP results to those of other companies while also gaining a better understanding of our operating performance as evaluated by management.

Akamai defines "Adjusted EBITDA" as net income, before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of tangible and intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation, restructuring charges and benefits, acquisition related costs and benefits, certain gains and losses on investments, foreign exchange gains and losses, loss on early extinguishment of debt and gains and losses on legal settlements. Akamai considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important indicator of the Company's operational strength and performance of its business and a good measure of the Company's historical operating trend.

Adjusted EBITDA eliminates items that are either not part of the Company's core operations, such as investment gains and losses, foreign exchange gains and losses, early debt extinguishment and net interest income, or that do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes depreciation and amortization expense, which is based on the Company's estimate of the useful life of tangible and intangible assets. These estimates could vary from actual performance of the asset, are based on the historical cost incurred to build out the Company's deployed network, and may not be indicative of current or future capital expenditures.

Akamai defines "Adjusted EBITDA margin" as a percentage of Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues. Akamai considers Adjusted EBITDA margin to be an indicator of the Company's operating trend and performance of its business in relation to its revenue growth.

Akamai defines "capital expenditures" or "capex" as purchases of property and equipment, capitalization of internal-use software development costs and capitalization of stock-based compensation. Capital expenditures or capex are disclosed in Akamai's consolidated Statement of Cash Flows in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Akamai defines "normalized net income" as net income before amortization of other intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation, restructuring charges and benefits, acquisition related costs and benefits, certain gains and losses on investments, loss on early extinguishment of debt and gains and losses on legal settlements. Akamai considers normalized net income to be another important indicator of the overall performance of the Company because it eliminates the effects of events that are either not part of the Company's core operations or are non-cash.

Akamai defines "normalized net income per share" as normalized net income, plus interest add-back for diluted share calculation, divided by the basic weighted average or diluted common shares outstanding used in GAAP net income per share calculations. Akamai considers normalized net income per share to be another important indicator of overall performance of the Company because it eliminates the effect of non-cash items. Adjusted EBITDA and normalized net income should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the Company's operating income and net income, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures.

 











Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Normalized net income

and Adjusted EBITDA

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)












Three Months Ended


Year Ended


Dec. 31,


Sep. 30,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


Dec. 31,


2012


2012


2011


2012


2011





















Net income

$   68,292


$   48,231


$   60,081


$ 203,989


$ 200,904











Amortization of other intangible assets

5,351


5,381


4,316


20,962


17,070

Stock-based compensation

21,405


22,635


18,840


90,585


61,305

Amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation

1,961


2,025


1,713


7,680


7,308

Loss on investments, net

-


-


500


-


500

Acquisition related costs 

680


279


1,020


5,787


580

Legal settlements, net

-


-


(8,043)


-


(8,043)

Restructuring charge 

392


-


4,728


406


4,886











Total normalized net income:

98,081


78,551


83,155


329,409


284,510











Interest income, net

(1,590)


(1,593)


(1,863)


(6,455)


(10,921)

Provision for income taxes

29,236


33,280


28,073


117,602


106,291

Depreciation and amortization

47,648


46,051


37,621


175,521


143,500

Other (income) expense, net

(200)


241


588


(649)


1,918











Total Adjusted EBITDA:

$ 173,175


$ 156,530


$ 147,574


$ 615,428


$ 525,298











Normalized net income per share:










    Basic

$       0.55


$       0.44


$       0.46


$       1.85


$       1.55

    Diluted

$       0.54


$       0.43


$       0.45


$       1.81


$       1.52











Shares used in normalized per share calculations:










    Basic

177,479


177,455


178,916


177,900


183,866

    Diluted

181,768


181,053


182,956


181,749


187,556

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, effects of increased competition including potential failure to maintain the prices we charge for our services and loss of significant customers; failure of the markets we address or plan to address to develop as we expect or at all; inability to increase our revenue at the same rate as in the past and keep our expenses from increasing at a greater rate than our revenues; a failure of Akamai's services or network infrastructure; delay in developing or failure to develop new service offerings or functionalities, and if developed, lack of market acceptance of such service offerings and functionalities or failure of such solutions to operate as expected, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

In addition, the statements in this press release represent Akamai's expectations and beliefs as of the date of this press release.  Akamai anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause these expectations and beliefs to change.  However, while Akamai may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Akamai's expectations or beliefs as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Contacts:

Jeff Young
Media Relations
Akamai Technologies
617-444-3913
jyoung@akamai.com

--or--

Natalie Temple
Investor Relations
Akamai Technologies
617-444-3635

ntemple@akamai.com


SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.



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