CommVault Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Financial Results
Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Highlights Include:
|Fourth Quarter||Fiscal 2014|
|Revenues||$156.8 million||$586.3 million|
|Income from Operations (EBIT)||$24.9 million||$100.4 million|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$0.32||$1.29|
|Income from Operations (EBIT)||$40.3 million||$151.9 million|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$0.52||$1.94|
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OCEANPORT, N.J. – April 25, 2014 – CommVault [NASDAQ: CVLT] today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.
“CommVault had another solid year in fiscal 2014 achieving record revenue, non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP EPS, and operating cash flows. Total revenues grew by 18% and software revenue grew by 17%. Non-GAAP EBIT grew 34% and we expanded non-GAAP EBIT margins by approximately 310 basis points. We also accomplished several key objectives, which validated our long-term strategy and strengthened our strategic position. In the quarter, we had mixed results. On the positive side, we had strong results in EMEA and good success in building out our cloud business. These positive results were offset by lower than forecasted results in the Americas, which negatively impacted our license revenue growth for the quarter. The results in the America’s were surprising given our large enterprise deal funnel and good outlook for the quarter as of our prior earnings call,” said N. Robert Hammer, CommVault’s Chairman, President and CEO.
“As a result of our increased confidence in our strategic position, we will accelerate investments across the Company in fiscal 2015. Additionally, we repurchased $50 million of our stock during the fourth quarter and our Board of Directors recently increased our share repurchase plan by $50 million so we now have $150 million remaining in our plan. Our objective is to deliver solid double digit revenue growth for fiscal 2015,” Hammer concluded.
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 were $156.8 million, an increase of 13% over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and an increase of 2% sequentially. Software revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was $79.0 million, an increase of 10% year-over-year and flat sequentially. Services revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was $77.8 million, an increase of 18% year-over-year and 5% sequentially.
For the full fiscal year, total revenues were $586.3 million, an increase of 18% over fiscal 2013. Software revenue for the full fiscal year was $294.4 million, an increase of 17% over fiscal 2013. Services revenue for the full fiscal year was $291.9 million, an increase of 19% over fiscal 2013.
On a GAAP basis, income from operations (EBIT) was $24.9 million for the fourth quarter, a 14% increase from the $21.9 million in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) increased 27% to $40.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to $31.8 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. On a sequential basis, non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased 5% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
On a GAAP basis, Income from operations (EBIT) for the full fiscal year was $100.4 million, an increase of 24% over fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) increased 34% to $151.9 million in fiscal 2014 compared to $113.1 million in fiscal 2013.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, CommVault reported net income of $15.7 million, a decrease of $1.3 million compared to the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter increased 26% to $25.5 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, from $20.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year.
For the full fiscal year, CommVault reported net income of $64.1 million, an increase of $10.9 million compared to fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP net income for the full fiscal year increased 34% to $96.2 million, or $1.94 per diluted share, from $71.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, in fiscal 2013.
Operating cash flow totaled $39.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 which was a decrease of $3.0 million compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. For the full fiscal year, operating cash flow was $119.1 million, an increase of 6% compared to $112.7 million for fiscal 2013. Total cash and short-term investments were $482.7 million as of March 31, 2014 compared to $435.9 million as of March 31, 2013.
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, CommVault repurchased $50.0 million of common stock (775,000 shares) under its share repurchase program bringing the cumulative repurchases under the current program to $167.2 million. On April 24, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a $50.0 million increase to the Company’s existing stock repurchase program which expires on March 31, 2015. After these fourth quarter repurchases and the increase to the plan by the Board of Directors, $150.0 million remains under the current stock repurchase authorization.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in Financial Statement Table IV. (Download Financial Tables) An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
Recent Business Highlights:
- On March 13, 2014, CommVault announced the Simpana software platform has become the data protection platform of choice for more than 200 service providers. CommVault also unveiled a three-pronged cloud business strategy that builds on its leadership in software innovation and, through strategic relationships with service provider partners, delivers solutions to simplify and secure the transition of these services providers and their customers to cloud computing.
- On March 3, 2014, CommVault announced that its Simpana® 10 software had achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA® platform. SAP HANA is being used as an enterprise cornerstone providing streamlined analytics, planning, and predictive and sentiment assessments. Simpana 10 software delivers robust and comprehensive backup and recovery for environments running SAP HANA with the speed, ease of use and performance required in the fast-moving world of real-time, predictive analytics.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
CommVault has provided in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP income from operations margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. This selected financial information has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. CommVault uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate its business and make operating decisions. In addition, CommVault believes these non-GAAP operating measures are useful to investors, when used as a supplement to GAAP financial measures, in evaluating CommVault’s ongoing operational performance. CommVault believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends, and in comparing its financial results with other companies in CommVault’s industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to the investment community.
These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are provided in Table IV. (Download Financial Tables)
Non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude noncash stock-based compensation charges and additional FICA and related payroll tax expense incurred by CommVault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards. CommVault believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful metrics for management and investors because they compare CommVault’s core operating results over multiple periods. When evaluating the performance of CommVault’s operating results and developing short and long term plans, CommVault does not consider such expenses. Although noncash stock-based compensation and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses are necessary to attract and retain employees, CommVault places its primary emphasis on stockholder dilution as compared to the accounting charges related to such equity compensation plans. In addition, because of the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions such as volatility, which are outside of CommVault’s control and the variety of awards that companies can issue, CommVault believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude noncash stock-based compensation expense and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred on stock option exercises and vesting of restricted stock awards allow investors to make meaningful comparisons between CommVault’s operating results and those of other companies.
There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. The most significant limitation is that these non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain operating costs, primarily related to noncash stock-based compensation, which is of a recurring nature. Noncash stock-based compensation has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in CommVault’s operating results. In addition, noncash stock-based compensation is an important part of CommVault’s employees’ compensation and can have a significant impact on their performance. Lastly, the components CommVault excludes in its non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the components that its peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP financial measures.
CommVault’s management generally compensates for limitations described above related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures by providing investors with a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Further, CommVault management uses non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP.
Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS. Non-GAAP net income excludes noncash stock-based compensation and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred by CommVault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards, which are discussed above, as well as applies a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013.
CommVault anticipates that in any given period its non-GAAP tax rate may be either higher or lower than the GAAP tax rate as evidenced by historical fluctuations. The GAAP tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was 38% and the GAAP tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was 23%. On an annual basis, the GAAP tax rate over the past six fiscal years was 37% for fiscal 2014, 35% for fiscal 2013, 36% for fiscal 2012, 42% for fiscal 2011, 43% for fiscal 2010, and 44% for fiscal 2009. In addition, CommVault’s cash tax rate has been significantly lower than its GAAP tax rate in recent fiscal years. The cash tax rate for fiscal 2014 was 18% and the cash tax rate over the prior three fiscal years was 12% for fiscal 2013, 14% for fiscal 2012 and 11% for fiscal 2011. CommVault expects that its cash tax rate will remain lower than its GAAP tax rate through fiscal 2015. CommVault defines its cash tax rate as the total amount of cash income taxes payable for the fiscal year divided by consolidated GAAP pre-tax income.
CommVault measured itself to non-GAAP tax rates of 37% in fiscal 2014 and anticipates that it will continue to measure itself to a non-GAAP tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2015. CommVault believes that the use of a non-GAAP tax rate is a useful measure as it allows management and investors to compare its operating results on a more consistent basis over the multiple periods presented in its earnings release without the impact of significant variations in the tax rate as more fully described above. It is also more reflective of the increase in the cash tax rate as it approaches the GAAP tax rate in the next one to two fiscal years. Non-GAAP EPS is derived from non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted average shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
CommVault considers non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS useful metrics for CommVault management and its investors for the same basic reasons that CommVault uses non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. In addition, the same limitations as well as management actions to compensate for such limitations described above also apply to CommVault’s use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS.
Conference Call Information
CommVault will host a conference call today, April 25, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial 888-895-5479 (domestic) or 847-619-6250 (international). Investors can also access the webcast by visiting www.commvault.com. The live webcast and replay will be hosted under the "Events" section of the website. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available following the call.
A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding CommVault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future 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. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. CommVault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.
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