Commvault Announces Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Financial Results
First Quarter Highlights Include:
|Loss from Operations (EBIT)||$6.3 million|
|Diluted Loss Per Share||$0.03|
|Income from Operations (EBIT)||$9.3 million|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$0.12|
Tinton Falls, N.J. – July 28, 2015 – Commvault [NASDAQ: CVLT] today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015.
N. Robert Hammer, Commvault’s Chairman, President and CEO stated, “Our fiscal first quarter proved to be more challenging than we expected. However, during the quarter we made excellent progress on our business transformation plan. The core foundational elements are now in place to propel improvement in the second half of the fiscal year. We believe the substantial changes we are making will strengthen our competitive position, increase our available market, make it easier for our channel partners to sell, and enable us to execute our plans to significantly improve revenue and earnings growth. On a separate note, I am pleased to report that Gartner has positioned Commvault in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances for a fifth consecutive year. We believe this is a validation of the strength of our products and our company vision.”
Total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $139.1 million, down 9% compared to the first quarter of the prior fiscal year and down 2% on a year-over-year constant currency basis. Software revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $56.5 million, a decrease of 22% year-over-year and a decrease of 19% sequentially. On a constant currency basis, software revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 decreased 15% year-over-year. Services revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $82.6 million, an increase of 3% year-over-year and 2% sequentially. On a constant currency basis, services revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 increased 9% year-over-year.
On a GAAP basis, loss from operations (EBIT) was $6.3 million for the first quarter compared to income of $18.2 million in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased to $9.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to $33.0 million in the first quarter of the prior year.
For the first quarter of fiscal 2016, Commvault reported a net loss of $1.3 million. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $5.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share.
Operating cash flow totaled $21.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Total cash and short-term investments were $411.4 million as of June 30, 2015 compared to $387.6 million as of March 31, 2015. During the quarter there were no borrowings against the revolving credit facility.
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 June 19, 2015, Commvault announced that for the fifth consecutive year it was positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s report, "Magic Quadrant: Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances." 
- On June 8, 2015, Commvault announced it is now a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco® Solution Partner Program. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Commvault is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.
- On May 26, 2015, Commvault announced new capabilities to help business users more safely store, access and share files virtually anywhere. With the expansion of capabilities within its Endpoint Data Protection Solution Set, Commvault offers businesses an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution that provides a smart complement, and/or alternative, to existing solutions by adhering to corporate data management best practices so that sensitive data remains secure in compliance with business requirements.
- On May 13, 2015, Commvault announced numerous additions to its product portfolio that enable organizations to thrive in the next wave of cloud adoption by turning data residing in public and hybrid clouds into a powerful strategic information asset. With the release of Commvault Cloud Disaster Recovery, Commvault Cloud Development and Test, Commvault Cloud Gateway and Commvault Cloud Replication, the company is addressing several critical needs demanded by enterprises today.
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. Finally, Commvault has provided software, services and total revenues on a year-over-year constant currency basis. Commvault analyzes revenue growth on a constant currency basis in order to provide a comparable framework for assessing how the business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency fluctuations.
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. In addition, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS incorporate a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015.
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. On an annual basis, the GAAP tax rate over the past three fiscal years was 34% for fiscal 2015, 37% for fiscal 2014 and 35% for fiscal 2013. The current fiscal year GAAP tax rate is projected to be higher than the rate in recent fiscal years because unfavorable permanent differences are estimated to make up a greater percentage of estimated GAAP pre-tax income. In addition, Commvault’s cash tax rate has been lower than its GAAP tax rate in recent fiscal years. The cash tax rate over the past three fiscal years is estimated to be 26% for fiscal 2015, 18% for fiscal 2014, and 12% for fiscal 2013. Cash taxes paid in fiscal 2016 are projected to be less compared to fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014. 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 2015 and will continue to measure itself to a non-GAAP tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2016. 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. Over the long term Commvault expects its cash tax rate to align with the non-GAAP tax rate. 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, July 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results. To access this call, dial 800-708-4540 (domestic) or 847-619-6397 (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.
 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, 15 June 2015
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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 Tinton Falls, 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, outcome of litigation and others. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties affecting Commvault's business, see "Item IA. Risk Factors" in our annual report in Form 10-K and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our most recent quarter report in Form 10-Q. 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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