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Strong Cloud Growth Drives Pega's Third Quarter 2018 Results

  • Year to Date Cloud revenue of $58 million, 60% growth year over year
  • Total ACV of $536.8 million, 20% growth year over year
  • Term and Cloud ACV of $272.7 million, 36% growth year over year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — November 7, 2018Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018.

"I'm pleased with our year to date results, which demonstrate our strong business momentum," said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. "These validate our ability to deliver the best solutions for digital transformation and show the value our differentiated solutions offer the market."

"Our continued acceleration to subscription, specifically cloud, has driven ACV growth to $537 million," said Ken Stillwell, CFO. "ACV is the key measure of the underlying business, as our reported revenue does not fully account for our growth."

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Quarterly conference call

A conference call and audio-only webcast will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. EST on November 7, 2018.

Members of the public and investors are invited to join the call and participate in the question and answer session by dialing 1-800-289-0438 (domestic), 1-323-794-2423 (international), or via webcast 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/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, certain other adjustments, and the related income tax effects. 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 Non-GAAP measures to GAAP is included in the financial schedules at the end of this 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.

These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate, and management’s beliefs and assumptions. In addition, other written or oral statements that constitute forward-looking statements may be made by us or on our behalf. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “may,” “target,” “strategy,” “is intended to,” “project,” “guidance,” “likely,” “usually,” or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

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 November 7, 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 November 7, 2018.

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Lisa Pintchman
VP, Corporate Communications
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North America

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Director, Corporate Communications
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Ilena Ryan
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Joanna Richardson
Director, Corporate Communications
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