Amdocs Reports 10% Growth in Quarterly Diluted Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share to $0.54; Diluted GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.40
- Third quarter revenue increased 14% to $712 million
- 10% increase in third quarter diluted non-GAAP EPS, excluding acquisition-related costs and equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects, to $0.54, exceeding guidance of $0.50-$0.52
- Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.40 for the quarter
- Free cash flow of $87 million for the quarter
- Fourth quarter fiscal 2007 guidance: Expected revenue of approximately $725-$735 million and diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.52-$0.54, excluding acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.05-$0.06 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects. Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.40-$0.43
St. Louis, MO - July 18, 2007 - Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) today reported that for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, revenue was $712.1 million, an increase of 13.7% from last year's third quarter. Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $120.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share (excluding acquisition-related costs, which include amortization of purchased intangible assets and excluding equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects, of $32.4 million), compared to non-GAAP net income of $106.2 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2006 (excluding acquisition-related costs, which include amortization of purchased intangible assets and the write-off of in-process research and development and excluding equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects, of $20.6 million). The Company's GAAP net income was $88.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $85.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2006. Free cash flow for the quarter was $87.1 million, comprised of cash flow from operations of $126.5 million less $39.4 million in net capital expenditures and other.
"One of Amdocs' key differentiators is that our customers - the leading service providers in the world - view us as a strategic partner, and that translates into long-term relationships and continued new business opportunities with those customers. In fact, while we enjoyed new wins, much of the growth in revenue and earnings this quarter was driven by existing business," said Dov Baharav, chief executive officer of Amdocs Management Limited. "As service providers continue to transform themselves, Amdocs remains the partner of choice to deliver complex projects. During the quarter we met a number of key delivery milestones for our customers, which will lead to expanded business opportunities in the future."
Baharav continued, "Amdocs is the only company to comprehensively address service providers' needs for customer experience systems innovation, offering the market-defining software portfolio combined with services that extend from strategy to execution. We combine relentless innovation with an unmatched foundation of business process best practices. We enjoy a unique competitive advantage steeped in industry expertise and unmatched experience working with the market leaders. We have sound reason to be excited about the opportunities for Amdocs and the growth of our company in the years to come."
Amdocs new business included a variety of wins across geographies and lines of business. These wins include a transformation project to extend into OSS for a customer that is currently using Amdocs BSS systems. In the broadband cable and satellite market, the Company continued to convert subscribers onto an Amdocs system. The Company had other wins supporting next generation projects around the world and wins in the emerging markets.
Amdocs expects that revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 will be approximately $725-$735 million. Diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter are expected to be $0.52-$0.54, excluding acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.05-$0.06 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects. Diluted GAAP EPS is expected to be approximately $0.40-$0.43.
Amdocs will host a conference call on July 18, 2007 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's third quarter results. The call will be carried live on the Internet via www.InvestorCalendar.com and 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 income taxes and non-GAAP net income. These non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:
- amortization of purchased intangible assets;
- in-process research and development write-off and other;
- restructuring charges;
- 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 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, in-process research and development write-off and other, restructuring charges, 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.
Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and the intentional customer experienceTM - at every point of service. Amdocs provides solutions that deliver customer experience excellence, combining the software, service and expertise to help our customers execute their strategies and achieve service, operational & financial excellence. A global company with revenue of $2.48 billion in fiscal 2006, Amdocs has over 16,000 employees and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. 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, 2006 and in our quarterly Form 6-K furnished on February 6 and May 11, 2007.
Thomas G. O'Brien
Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations