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Pega continues accelerated growth through Q3 2021

  • Total ACV grows 22 percent, powered by Pega Cloud Choice
  • Pega subscription revenue grows 32 percent year over year
  • Total Backlog increases 23 percent year over year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — October 27, 2021 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company that crushes business complexity, released its financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

“Sophisticated organizations are pursuing digital transformation with great energy,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “Organizations know they must adapt for today’s needs while preparing for the inevitable changes that will come tomorrow. In an unpredictable world, we help our clients crush business complexity with solutions built on a low-code platform and an outcome-centric approach to workflow that helps them work smarter, simpler, and faster. I’m excited about how Pega is meeting their needs with our highly differentiated offering.”

“It’s great to see total ACV growth of 22 percent year-over-year in Q3 2021 – once again powered by Pega Cloud Choice,” said Ken Stillwell, COO and CFO, Pegasystems. “Our cumulative results through the first three quarters of this year demonstrate that digital transformation continues to be a top priority for our clients around the world.”

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Quarterly conference call

A conference call and audio-only webcast will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 27, 2021.

Members of the public and investors are invited to join the call and participate in the question and answer session by dialing 1-866-548-4713 (domestic), 1-323-794-2093 (international), or via webcast (http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=146749) by logging onto www.pega.com at least five minutes prior to the event's broadcast and clicking on the webcast icon in the Investors section.

A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com by clicking the Earnings Calls link in the Investors section.

Discussion of Non-GAAP financial measures

We believe that non-GAAP financial measures help investors understand our core operating results and prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the Company’s performance without the effect of often one-time charges and other items outside our normal operations. The supplementary non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be superior to, or a substitute for, results of operations prepared under U.S. GAAP.

A reconciliation of our Non-GAAP and GAAP measures is at the end of this release.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements in this press release may be "forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, will, could, should, estimates, may, targets, strategies, projects, forecasts, guidance, likely, and usually, or variations of such words and other similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations and assumptions.

Forward-looking statements deal with future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, but not limited to:

  • our future financial performance and business plans;
  • the adequacy of our liquidity and capital resources;
  • the continued payment of our quarterly dividends;
  • the timing of revenue recognition;
  • management of our transition to a more subscription-based business model;
  • variation in demand for our products and services, including among clients in the public sector;
  • the impact of actual or threatened public health emergencies, such as the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”);
  • reliance on third-party service providers;
  • compliance with our debt obligations and covenants;
  • the potential impact of our convertible senior notes and Capped Call Transactions;
  • reliance on key personnel;
  • the relocation of our corporate headquarters;
  • the continued uncertainties in the global economy;
  • foreign currency exchange rates;
  • the potential legal and financial liabilities and reputation damage due to cyber-attacks;
  • security breaches and security flaws;
  • our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and costs associated with defending such rights;
  • our client retention rate; and
  • management of our growth.

These risks and others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are described further in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and other filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake and expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements publicly, whether from new information, future events, or otherwise.

The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our views as of October 27, 2021.


Lisa Pintchman
VP, Corporate Communications
LisaPintchman.Rogers@pega.com
+1 617-866-6022

North America

Sean Audet
Director, Corporate Communications
Sean.Audet@pega.com
+1 617-528-5230

Ilena Ryan
Sr. Manager, Public Relations
Ilena.Ryan@pega.com
+1 617-866-6722

Europe

Joanna Richardson
Director, Corporate Communications
Joanna.Richardson@pega.com
+44 (0) 118 9651 660

Jon Brigden
PR & Communications Manager
Jon.Brigden@pega.com
+44 (0) 118 9398 584