Pegasystems Announces Record Revenues of $212 Million for 2008 and $59 Million for Fourth Quarter
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 9, 2009 –Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced financial results for the year and the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. Total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2008 increased 31% to $211.6 million, compared to $161.9 million in 2007. License revenue for the year increased 50% to $76.6 million, compared to $51.1 million in 2007. Net income for 2008 was $11 million, compared to $6.6 million in 2007. During 2008, the Company generated $38.4 million in cash flow from operations and ended the year with $167.2 million in cash and marketable securities.
The following table presents selected financial information for the fourth quarters and years ended December 31, 2008 and 2007:
"Our record business results continue to be driven by the substantial returns our customers achieve by applying Pegasystems "Build for Change®" technology. Client successes in 2008 included both transformational programs to improve revenue, customer service and productivity, as well as targeted implementations to rapidly "wrap and renew" legacy applications by adding new business functionality," said Alan Trefler, Pegasystems' Chairman and CEO.
"2008 yielded significant client successes across many business operations, including banking, credit cards, lending, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, health payers, care providers, telecom, manufacturing, hospitality, government, and business process outsourcing. We are also pleased with the BPM awards our customers and products have received from respected industry analysts. Our increasing footprint is facilitating deeper relationships with major consulting partners who are further growing their already significant Pegasystems practices. These successes demonstrate how our "Build for Change®" technology can be compelling even in today's tough economic environment," concluded Mr. Trefler.
Craig Dynes, Pegasystems' CFO, added, "We achieved record revenues and record new license signings in extremely difficult economic conditions. Though we expect that these challenging conditions will continue for much of 2009, we are forecasting further expansion of our business. We currently expect revenue in 2009 to surpass $250 million, which we estimate will result in net income that may exceed $17 million on a GAAP basis. Cash flow from operations is forecasted to be approximately $25 million in 2009."
Messrs. Trefler and Dynes will be hosting a conference call and live Webcast associated with this announcement at 9:00 a.m. ET on March 10, 2009. Dial-in information is as follows: 877-719-9788 (domestic) or 719-325-4838 (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 Investor Relations section. A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com in the Investor Relations section Audio Archives link.
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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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