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|Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal 2011|
Expects Fiscal 2012 non-GAAP EPS growth of at least 10-12%
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) today reported that for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, revenue was $812.2 million, up 1.3% sequentially from the third fiscal quarter of 2011 and up 6.6% as compared to last year's fourth fiscal quarter. Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $111.2 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $122.4 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the fourth 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 $23.8 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 and excludes such amortization and equity-based compensation expenses of $27.6 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. The Company's GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 was $87.4 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $94.7 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the prior year's fourth fiscal quarter.
"We concluded fiscal 2011 with strong execution, on-going deal momentum in the emerging markets and continued progress in revitalizing our European business. In North America, we continued to see solid demand in 2011 and further extended our market leadership with key competitive wins. Additionally, our profitability improved throughout the year as the investment decisions we made at the beginning of 2011 yielded results," said Eli Gelman, chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited.
Gelman continued, "Looking ahead to fiscal 2012, we are embarking on many new, industry-leading projects at several of the world's largest operators. Our focused strategy of empowering service providers to support compelling customer experiences while concurrently improving their ability to monetize new data services is resonating in the market. The acquisition of Bridgewater Systems, which closed in the fourth fiscal quarter, further solidifies our position as a leader in driving the data experience. We are, however, approaching the new fiscal year with some level of caution as the macroeconomic outlook remains uncertain, particularly in Europe."
Gelman concluded, "During the fourth fiscal quarter, we more aggressively executed on our buyback program. Since resuming the program in April 2010, we have now repurchased $1 billion of our ordinary shares as of September 30, 2011, or approximately 17% of our shares outstanding. We expect the combination of a solid fundamental outlook for the business of 5-6% revenue growth along with our previously executed share repurchase activity to drive at least 10-12% non-GAAP earnings per share growth for Amdocs in fiscal 2012."
Financial Discussion of Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
Free cash flow was $118 million for the quarter, comprised of cash flow from operations of $148 million less $30 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 $2.67 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.
Fiscal Year 2011 Results
For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, revenue increased by 6.5% to $3.2 billion. Fiscal 2011 net income on a non-GAAP basis was $434.6 million, or $2.33 per diluted share (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $87.9 million, net of related tax effects), compared to non-GAAP net income of $471.7 million, or $2.31 per diluted share, in fiscal 2010 (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs, equity-based compensation expenses and loss from divestiture of a subsidiary of $127.8 million, net of related tax effects). The Company's GAAP net income in fiscal 2011 was $346.7 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $343.9 million, or $1.69 per diluted share, in fiscal 2010.
Amdocs expects that revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 will be approximately $805-$825 million. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for the first fiscal quarter are expected to be $0.61-$0.67, excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.05-$0.06 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects. Amdocs estimates GAAP diluted earnings per share for the first fiscal quarter will be $0.49-$0.57.
For the fiscal year 2012 compared to fiscal year 2011, Amdocs anticipates at least 10-12% non-GAAP earnings per share growth and revenue growth of 5-6%.
Conference Call Details
Amdocs will host a conference call on November 8, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's fourth fiscal quarter results. The call will be carried live on the Internet via the Amdocs website, http://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 interest and other (expense) income, net, non-GAAP income taxes and non-GAAP net income. These non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:
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 interest and other (expense) income, net, 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, loss from divestiture of a subsidiary, 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, interest and other (expense) income, net, 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.
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 $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs has over 19,000 employees and serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://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 and in our quarterly 6-K filed on February 8, 2011, May 11, 2011 and August 8, 2011.