Pegasystems Reports Q1 12 Revenue of $111 million; a 9% increase from Q1 11

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 3, 2012 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 increased 9% to $111.2 million compared to the first quarter of 2011. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $4.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011.

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Business Perspective

“In addition to continued growth in our traditional industries, we had new traction in emerging segments such as energy, manufacturing, and government,” said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems. “This interest in our industry-leading software for customer centricity was facilitated by the increased engagement of our partner ecosystem. Major client wins included some of the largest global firms, including a major Canadian financial services institution, an electronics manufacturer, an enormous energy company, and a top-tier European insurer.”

“Leading industry analysts confirmed our momentum by reporting Pegasystems as the fastest-growing BPM vendor, surpassing Oracle and Adobe in market share. Our leading position in CRM was similarly confirmed in their updated CRM vendor ranking. We improved our position even before we brought to market our new marketing analytics automation platform that gives CMOs a ‘killer app’ for inbound and outbound marketing to drive improved customer experience and revenue growth. We’re looking forward to hosting 2,000 attendees at our upcoming PegaWORLD user conference to dig into these hot topics with our clients and partners,” concluded Mr. Trefler.

Craig Dynes, Pegasystems’ CFO, added, “In addition to our earnings, the fact that we were able to grow the aggregate value of our license backlog from a Q4 to a Q1 is evidence of a solid start to the year. We are working a good pipeline of deals in what we expect will be another back-end loaded year.”

Messrs. Trefler and Dynes will host a conference call and live Webcast associated with this announcement at 6:00 p.m. EDT on May 3, 2012. Dial-in information is as follows: (877) 348-9349 (domestic) or (678) 809-1046 (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.

 

Discussion of Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement financial results presented on a GAAP basis, 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 the Non-GAAP annual financial plan is 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 results in the evaluation process to establish management’s compensation.

The Non-GAAP measures exclude certain business combination accounting entries and expenses related to our 2010 acquisition of Chordiant, as well as other significant expenses including stock-based compensation. The Company believes that these Non-GAAP measures are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and our 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 our 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 the release.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

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, including those relating to our revenue, net income, and earnings per share. The words “anticipate,” “project,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “should”, “target,” “forecast,” “could,” “preliminary,” “guidance” and similar expressions, among others, identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and involve various risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, variation in demand for our products and services and the difficulty in predicting the completion of product acceptance and other factors affecting the timing of our license revenue recognition, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, the ongoing consolidation in the financial services and healthcare markets, our ability to attract and retain key personnel, reliance on key third party relationships, the potential loss of vendor specific objective evidence for our professional services, and management of the Company's growth. Further information regarding these and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements contained in this press release is contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and other recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent the Company's views as of May 3, 2012. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and there are no assurances that the matters contained in such statements will be achieved. Although subsequent events may cause the Company's view to change, the Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims 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 May 3, 2012.

 

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems, the leader in business process management and software for customer centricity, helps organizations enhance customer loyalty, generate new business, and improve productivity. Our patented Build for Change® technology speeds the delivery of critical business solutions by directly capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming. Pegasystems flexible on-premise and cloud-based solutions enable clients to quickly adapt to changing business conditions in order to outperform the competition. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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About Pegasystems

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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