Pegasystems Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2014
GAAP License Revenue increases 21% in the nine months of 2014; YTD GAAP EPS of $0.17; YTD Non-GAAP EPS of $0.41
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 4, 2014 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company powering the digital enterprise, today announced results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014.
“Our year-to-date results are very solid and reflect the increasing benefits Pega clients are achieving through the use of our technology. For the quarter, we achieved license revenue growth of 8% over last year’s exceptional Q3 2013 results, bringing the first three quarters’ license revenue to $155 million, or a 21% increase over last year,” said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems. “This continues what has been a strong performance this year for Pegasystems, and we continue to see significant growth opportunities.”
“Our business growth is benefiting from customers looking to drive strategic digital transformation initiatives, as well as from those taking pragmatic steps to improve their customer engagement and simplify their operations,” said Mr. Trefler. “This quarter, we made significant progress incorporating the technologies we acquired earlier this year to provide more robust product offerings to meet our customers’ evolving needs.”
Cash: Total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities at the end of the quarter was $228.6 million, up 46% from 2013 year-end.
Cash generated from operations for the nine months of 2014 was $98.3 million, an increase of 18% on a year-over-year basis. Free Cash Flow, which we define as operating cash flow less Cap Ex, was $92.5 million, an increase of 17% on a year-over-year basis.
License and Cloud Backlog: The Company computes license backlog by adding billed deferred license and cloud revenue and off-balance sheet license and cloud commitments, which is business that is contracted, unbilled and not recorded on the Company’s balance sheet.
“We are pleased with our results for the first three quarters of 2014,” said Rafe Brown, Pegasystems CFO. “In particular, it has been encouraging that our year-to-date performance has been driven by a high level of expansion within our existing clients, further evidence of the value they have found with Pega.”
Quarterly Conference Call
Pegasystems will host a conference call and live Webcast associated with this announcement at 5:00 p.m. EST today. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with detailed financial information, can be accessed through the Company's Web site at www.pega.com/about-us/investors. Dial-in information is as follows: 1-877-407-3982 (domestic) or 1-201-493-6780 (international). To listen to the Webcast log onto www.pega.com at least 5 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 in the Investors section Audio Archives link.
Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
To supplement 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 both on 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 acquired intangibles, acquisition-related costs, and restructuring expenses. The Company believes that 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.
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Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.
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