Amdocs Limited Reports Quarterly Revenue of $775 Million, Up 6.9% YoY

Expects 4-6% Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2011 and Improving Profitability During the Fiscal Year

25 Jan, 2011, 16:01 ET from Amdocs Limited

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Key highlights:

  • First fiscal quarter revenue of $775 million, compared to the $760-$780 million guidance range.  Similar to what was factored into the guidance, foreign currency movements positively impacted revenue by approximately $6 million sequentially relative to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010
  • First fiscal quarter non-GAAP operating income of $120 million; non-GAAP operating margin of 15.5%; GAAP operating income of $88 million
  • First fiscal quarter diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.52, compared to the $0.49-$0.58 guidance range, excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.38 for the first fiscal quarter, compared to the $0.34-$0.45 guidance range
  • Free cash flow of $127 million for the first fiscal quarter
  • Twelve-month backlog of $2.56 billion at the end of the first fiscal quarter, up $35 million from the end of the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010
  • Second quarter fiscal 2011 guidance: Expected revenue of approximately $775-$790 million and diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.53-$0.60, excluding acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.03-$0.04 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects.  Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.43-$0.51
  • Expected revenue growth of 4-6% in fiscal 2011 as compared to fiscal 2010
  • Repurchased $113 million of ordinary shares during the first fiscal quarter

Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) today reported that for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010, revenue was $775.2 million, up 1.7% sequentially from the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 and up 6.9% as compared to last year's first fiscal quarter. Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $99.8 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $113.1 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. Non-GAAP net income excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $26.4 million, net of related tax effects, in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 and excludes such amortization and equity-based compensation expenses of $24.8 million, net of related tax effects, in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. The Company's GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 was $73.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $88.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the prior year's first quarter.  

"Our performance in the first fiscal quarter of 2011 reflects continued revenue growth for Amdocs as a result of healthy demand trends.  Additionally, consistent with our guidance, the results reflect a decline in the operating margin due to the effects of several of the current investment initiatives we had cited last quarter, including the one-time impact of winning the strategic emerging markets contract.  Furthermore, we made progress over the course of the first quarter with some of our key near-term challenges while sharpening our focus on the long-term growth initiatives of the company," said Eli Gelman, chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited.

Gelman continued, "Specific to the discussion of near-term profitability, we have important updates on the progress we made against several initiatives and issues that we shared last quarter, including:

  • First, we are pleased to report that in the first fiscal quarter we won the agreement with the emerging markets customer that we referenced in our November 3, 2010 earnings announcement. While this agreement resulted in a non-recurring upfront expense, it significantly expands a strategic relationship with a key global service provider and, we believe, opens an even larger opportunity for long-term growth in the region in which the emerging markets customer operates.
  • Second, we successfully re-scoped our contract with Clearwire to address the changes in the customer's strategic direction.  Amdocs and Clearwire continue to maintain a strong, long-term managed services relationship.  
  • Third, we have begun to realize early benefits in our employee productivity as a result of the focused investments we made in our knowledge base during the first quarter.  Given the importance of employee knowledge to our long-term success, we expect to continue making these investments throughout the remainder of 2011.    
  • Lastly, we made important progress with key customer implementations during the first quarter, including in the cable industry; however, we are still engaged in some of the industry's most complex projects which may require continued investment in the near-term."

Gelman concluded, "After my first quarter as CEO, I am even more excited about the opportunities in front of Amdocs.  Furthermore, I have greater confidence that we have both identified and are appropriately addressing our near-term challenges while focusing the company on the growth potential ahead of us.  Looking forward, we now expect revenue to grow in the range of 4-6% in fiscal 2011 as compared to fiscal 2010.   In addition, we expect profitability to improve during the fiscal year as we begin to realize the benefits of our internal and customer-focused investments."

Financial Discussion of First Fiscal Quarter Results

Free cash flow was $127 million for the quarter, comprised of cash flow from operations of $162 million less approximately $35 million in net capital expenditures and other.  

Twelve-month backlog, which includes anticipated revenue related to contracts, estimated revenue from managed services contracts, letters of intent, maintenance and estimated on-going support activities, was $2.56 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2011.  

Financial Outlook

Amdocs expects that revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 will be approximately $775-$790 million. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for the second quarter are expected to be $0.53-$0.60, excluding acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.03-$0.04 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects.  Amdocs estimates GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second quarter will be $0.43-$0.51.

Conference Call Details

Amdocs will host a conference call on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's first quarter results. The call will be carried live on the Internet via the Amdocs website, www.amdocs.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and other non-GAAP financial measures, including free cash flow, non-GAAP cost of service, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP income taxes and non-GAAP net income. These non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:

  • amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs;
  • equity-based compensation expense; and
  • tax effects related to the above.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Amdocs believes that non-GAAP financial measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Amdocs' results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate Amdocs' results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Amdocs believes that the presentation of non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and other financial measures, including free cash flow, non-GAAP cost of service, non-GAAP research and development, non-GAAP selling, general and administrative, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP income taxes and non-GAAP net income, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations, as well as the net amount of cash generated by its business operations after taking into account capital spending required to maintain or expand the business.

For its internal budgeting process and in monitoring the results of the business, Amdocs' management uses financial statements that do not include amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs, equity-based compensation expense and related tax effects. Amdocs' management also uses the foregoing non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the financial results of Amdocs. In addition, Amdocs believes that significant groups of investors exclude these non-cash expenses in reviewing its results and those of its competitors, because the amounts of the expenses between companies can vary greatly depending on the assumptions used by an individual company in determining the amounts of the expenses.

Amdocs further believes that, where the adjustments used in calculating non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are based on specific, identified amounts that impact different line items in the Consolidated Statements of Income (including cost of service, research and development, selling, general and administrative, operating income, income taxes and net income), it is useful to investors to understand how these specific line items in the Consolidated Statements of Income are affected by these adjustments.

Please refer to the Reconciliation of Selected Financial Metrics from GAAP to Non-GAAP tables below.

About Amdocs

Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation. The company combines business and operational support systems, service delivery platforms, proven services, and deep industry expertise to enable service providers and their customers to do more in the connected world. Amdocs' offerings help service providers explore new business models, differentiate through personalized customer experiences, and streamline operations. A global company with revenue of approximately $3.0 billion in fiscal 2010, Amdocs has over 19,000 employees and serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.

This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs ability to grow in the business markets that it serves, Amdocs ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future; however, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 filed on December 7, 2010.

AMDOCS LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

December 31,

2010

2009

Revenue:

   License

$  29,906

$  24,150

   Service

745,275

700,661

775,181

724,811

Operating expenses:

   Cost of license

700

442

   Cost of service

508,138

462,215

   Research and development

54,992

50,106

   Selling, general and administrative

104,357

91,580

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

19,410

21,319

687,597

625,662

Operating income

87,584

99,149

Interest and other expense, net

3,117

715

Income before income taxes

84,467

98,434

Income taxes

11,076

10,081

Net income

$  73,391

$  88,353

Basic earnings per share

$      0.38

$      0.43

Diluted earnings per share

$      0.38

$      0.43

Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding

191,599

205,430

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

192,969

206,656

AMDOCS LIMITED

Selected Financial Metrics

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

December 31,

2010

2009

Revenue

$  775,181

$  724,811

Non-GAAP operating income

120,268

131,321

Non-GAAP net income

99,769

113,127

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$        0.52

$        0.55

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

192,969

206,656

AMDOCS LIMITED

Reconciliation of Selected Financial Metrics from GAAP to Non-GAAP

(in thousands)

Three months ended

December 31, 2010

Reconciliation items

GAAP

Amortization of

purchased

intangible assets

and other

Equity based

compensation

expense

Tax effect

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:

   Cost of license

$        700

$          -

$           -

$           -

$         700

   Cost of service

508,138

-

(4,484)

-

503,654

   Research and development

54,992

-

(849)

-

54,143

   Selling, general and administrative

104,357

-

(7,941)

-

96,416

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

19,410

(19,410)

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

687,597

(19,410)

(13,274)

-

654,913

Operating income

87,584

19,410

13,274

-

120,268

Income taxes

11,076

-

-

6,306

17,382

Net income

$  73,391

$  19,410

$  13,274

$  (6,306)

$   99,769

Three months ended

December 31, 2009

Reconciliation items

GAAP

Amortization of

purchased

intangible assets

and other

Equity based

compensation

expense

Tax effect

Non-GAAP

Operating expenses:

   Cost of license

$        442

$            -

$           -

$           -

$          442

   Cost of service

462,215

-

(4,785)

-

457,430

   Research and development

50,106

-

(1,133)

-

48,973

   Selling, general and administrative

91,580

-

(4,935)

-

86,645

   Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other

21,319

(21,319)

-

-

-

Total operating expenses

625,662

(21,319)

(10,853)

-

593,490

Operating income

99,149

21,319

10,853

-

131,321

Income taxes

10,081

-

-

7,398

17,479

Net income

$  88,353

$  21,319

$  10,853

$  (7,398)

$  113,127

AMDOCS LIMITED

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

As of

December 31,

2010

September 30,

2010

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term interest-bearing investments

$  1,251,639

$  1,433,299

Accounts receivable, net, including unbilled of $65,634 and $62,246, respectively

547,867

580,000

Deferred income taxes and taxes receivable

137,879

126,083

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

156,720

112,417

   Total current assets

2,094,105

2,251,799

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

250,902

258,273

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

1,836,722

1,856,178

Other noncurrent assets

465,614

454,354

Total assets

$  4,647,343

$  4,820,604

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable, accruals and other

$     614,148

$     621,549

Short-term financing arrangements

-

200,000

Deferred revenue

216,258

184,481

Deferred income taxes and taxes payable

16,457

18,117

   Total current liabilities

846,863

1,024,147

Other noncurrent liabilities

581,508

567,077

Shareholders' equity

3,218,972

3,229,380

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$  4,647,343

$  4,820,604

AMDOCS LIMITED

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Three months ended December 31,

2010

2009

Cash Flow from Operating Activities:

Net income

$   73,391

$   88,353

Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

   Depreciation and amortization

49,153

50,050

   Equity-based compensation expense

13,274

10,853

   Deferred income taxes

6,903

(8,501)

   Excess tax benefit from equity-based compensation

(24)

(17)

   Loss (gain) from short-term interest-bearing investments

832

(329)

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:

   Accounts receivable

34,330

(22,161)

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(40,891)

6,159

   Other noncurrent assets

(26,751)

(14,409)

   Accounts payable, accrued expenses and accrued personnel

5,462

28,258

   Deferred revenue

39,015

47,599

   Income taxes payable

(2,515)

4,534

   Other noncurrent liabilities

10,122

3,118

Net cash provided by operating activities

162,301

193,507

Cash Flow from Investing Activities:

Payments for purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements, net

(35,340)

(23,589)

Proceeds from sale of short-term interest-bearing investments

124,797

278,183

Purchase of short-term interest-bearing investments

(88,605)

(348,662)

Net cash paid for acquisitions

-

(56,454)

Other

(7,672)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,820)

(150,522)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities:

Payments under financing arrangements

(200,000)

-

Repurchase of shares

(113,431)

-

Proceeds from employee stock options exercised

13,845

5,141

Payments under capital lease, short-term financing arrangements and other

(228)

(104)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(299,814)

5,037

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(144,333)

48,022

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,036,195

728,762

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$  891,862

$  776,784

AMDOCS LIMITED

Supplementary Information

(in millions)

Three months ended

December 31,

2010

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

 North America

$  564.6

$  569.7

$  572.3

$  572.4

$  547.6

 Europe

98.4

91.0

80.6

92.1

89.5

 Rest of World

112.2

101.5

100.3

79.5

87.7

Total Revenue

$  775.2

$  762.2

$  753.2

$  744.0

$  724.8

Three months ended

December 31,

2010

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

 Customer Experience

 Systems

$  725.4

$  714.9

$  693.0

$  689.0

$  678.4

 Directory

49.8

47.3

60.2

55.0

46.4

Total Revenue

$  775.2

$  762.2

$  753.2

$  744.0

$  724.8

As of

December 31,

2010

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

12-Month Backlog

$  2,560

$  2,525

$  2,470

$  2,460

$  2,425

SOURCE Amdocs Limited



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