Pegasystems Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2018
- Term and cloud ACV grows 31% driving total ACV growth of 20% year over year
- For the first time in Pega’s history cloud exceeds 50% of new client commitments in the first half
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — August 8, 2018 — Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018.
“Our unique combination of customer engagement and digital process automation software continues to provide us a competitive advantage,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “We’re pleased to see the acceleration in our clients’ move to the cloud and more recurring arrangements, which is a positive long-term trend for our business.”
“As we focused on driving much higher levels of recurring contract value and further penetration into the cloud, we set aggressive goals,” said Ken Stillwell, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer. “I am very pleased to see our movement into recurring and cloud happen even faster than we anticipated. In the first half of 2018, more than 50% of our new client arrangements were cloud arrangements. A natural consequence of increasing ratable cloud arrangements is a reduction in reported revenue growth for the period. At the same time, our 31% year over year growth in term and cloud ACV highlights our underlying business momentum while in this transition.”
Quarterly conference call
Pegasystems will host a conference call and audio-only webcast associated with this announcement at 5:00 p.m. EDT today.
A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the investor information page of the Company’s website at www.pega.com/about/investors.
Dial-in information is as follows: (800) 263-0877 (domestic) or (646) 828-8143 (international).
To listen to the webcast, log onto www.pega.com/about/investors at least five minutes prior to the event’s broadcast and click on the webcast icon in the Investors section. A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com/about/investors by clicking the earnings calls link in the Investors section.
Discussion of non-GAAP financial measures
To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”), the Company provides non-GAAP measures, including in this release. Pegasystems’ management utilizes a number of different financial measures, both GAAP and non-GAAP, in analyzing and assessing the overall performance of the business, for making operating decisions, and for forecasting and planning for future periods. The Company’s annual financial plan is prepared on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, and both are approved by our board of directors. In addition, and as a consequence of the importance of these measures in managing the business, the Company uses non-GAAP measures and financial performance results in the evaluation process to establish management’s compensation.
The non-GAAP measures exclude the effects of certain business combination accounting entries, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related and restructuring expenses, and certain other adjustments. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures are helpful in understanding its past financial performance and its anticipated future results. These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.
A reconciliation of the Company’s GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial schedules at the end of this release.
Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
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These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Important factors that could cause actual future activities and results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements include, among others, variation in demand for our products and services; reliance on third party relationships; our beliefs and the timing of the completion of our analysis regarding the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, including its impact on income tax expense and deferred tax assets; the inherent risks associated with international operations and the continued uncertainties in the global economy; our continued effort to market and sell both domestically and internationally; foreign currency exchange rates; the financial impact of any future acquisitions; the potential legal and financial liabilities and reputation damage due to cyber-attacks and security breaches; and management of our growth. These risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are described more completely in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These documents are available on the Company’s website at www.pega.com/about/investors.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent the Company’s views as of August 8, 2018. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and there are no assurances that the results contained in such statements will be achieved. Although subsequent events may cause our view to change, except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements whether as the result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The statements should therefore not be relied upon as representing the Company’s view as of any date subsequent to August 8, 2018.
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