CA Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results


  • Achieved FY2017 Guidance for Revenue, Operating Margin, and EPS; Exceeded for CFFO
  • 4Q and FY2017 Revenue of $1.012 Billion and $4.036 Billion, Respectively
  • 4Q and FY2017 GAAP EPS of $0.38 and $1.85, Respectively
  • 4Q and FY2017 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.54 and $2.48, Respectively
  • 4Q and FY2017 Cash Flow From Continuing Operations of $419 Million and $1,039 Million, Respectively

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017, which ended March 31, 2017.

Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies Chief Executive Officer, said:

“CA delivered strong performance both for the full year and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. We ended the year with momentum, and our fourth quarter performance enabled us to deliver most metrics at or above the high-end of our full year guidance ranges.

“I am particularly pleased with the quality of both our products and our sales execution. The success of our recent acquisitions gives me confidence that the strategic acquisitions of Automic and Veracode will create meaningful value within our product organization, to the benefit of both our customers and shareholders.

“This is an exciting time at CA. We are very enthusiastic about our opportunities in fiscal year 2018 and beyond. In many ways, we are just getting started.”

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

REVENUE AND BOOKINGS

Fourth Quarter

  • Total revenue increased primarily as a result of an increase in software fees and other revenue, partially offset by decreases in subscription and maintenance revenue and professional services revenue. Our acquisition of Automic Holding GmbH (Automic) contributed approximately 2 points as reported and approximately 3 points in constant currency of revenue growth for the quarter.
  • Total bookings grew primarily due to an increase in renewals and an increase in new product sales.
  • The Company executed a total of 26 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $754 million. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company executed a total of 13 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $271 million.
  • The weighted average duration of subscription and maintenance bookings for the quarter was 3.56 years, compared with 2.66 years for the same period in fiscal 2016.

Full Year

  • Total revenue increased primarily as a result of an increase in software fees and other revenue, partially offset by decreases in subscription and maintenance revenue and professional services revenue. Approximately 2 points of revenue growth for the year was attributable to our fiscal 2016 acquisitions of Rally Software Development Corp. (Rally) and Xceedium, Inc. (Xceedium) and our fiscal 2017 acquisition of Automic.

  • Total bookings grew primarily due to an increase in renewals and an increase in new product sales.

  • The Company executed a total of 72 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $2.450 billion.  During fiscal 2016, the Company executed a total of 48 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $1.965 billion.

  • The weighted average duration of subscription and maintenance bookings for fiscal 2017 was 3.83 years, compared with 3.71 years for fiscal 2016.

EXPENSES, MARGIN AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

Fourth Quarter

  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses increased due to an increase in expenses from the acquisition of Automic.
     
  • GAAP EPS was negatively impacted by $0.08 from a decrease in GAAP operating margin and by $0.02 from the Automic acquisition. These items were partially offset by a $0.07 impact from a decrease in GAAP effective tax rate.

  • Non-GAAP EPS was negatively impacted by $0.09 from a decrease in non-GAAP operating margin and by $0.02 from the Automic acquisition. These items were partially offset by a $0.04 impact from a decrease in non-GAAP effective tax rate.

Full Year

  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses increased primarily as a result of fiscal 2017 having four quarters of expenses associated with our fiscal 2016 acquisitions of Rally and Xceedium, while fiscal 2016 only included three quarters of expense. In addition, fiscal 2017 included additional expenses from our fourth quarter acquisition of Automic. These increases were partially offset by a favorable foreign exchange effect. 

  • GAAP operating expenses were also affected by lower amortization expenses of internally developed software products and other intangible assets.

  • GAAP EPS was positively impacted by $0.06 from an overall share count reduction and by $0.04 from favorable foreign exchange effect. These items were partially offset by a $0.03 impact from our acquisitions.

  • Non-GAAP EPS was positively impacted by $0.07 from an overall share count reduction and by $0.04 from favorable foreign exchange effect. These items were partially offset by a $0.03 impact from our acquisitions.

SELECTED QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS

SEGMENT INFORMATION

Fourth Quarter

  • Mainframe Solutions revenue declined primarily due to insufficient revenue from prior period new sales to offset the decline in revenue contribution from renewals. Mainframe Solutions operating margin decreased primarily due to higher commission expense, as a result of an increase in Mainframe Solutions new product sales.
     
  • Enterprise Solutions revenue increased primarily due to an increase in software fees and other revenue. Automic contributed approximately 6 points of Enterprise Solutions revenue growth for the quarter. Enterprise Solutions operating margin decreased primarily due to expenses from the Automic acquisition and higher commission expense, as a result of an increase in Enterprise Solutions new product sales.

  • Services revenue decreased primarily due to a decline in professional services engagements from prior periods. This decline in professional services engagements was a result of several factors including our products being easier to install and manage, an increase in customers' use of partners for services engagements and the completion of non-strategic projects during previous periods. Operating margin for Services decreased primarily due to an overall decline in professional services revenue and an increase in personnel-related costs as a result of severance actions during fiscal 2017.

Full Year

  • Mainframe Solutions revenue declined primarily due to insufficient revenue from new sales to offset the decline in revenue contribution from renewals.
  • Enterprise Solutions revenue increased primarily due to an increase in software fees and other revenue. Approximately 3 points of Enterprise Solutions revenue growth for the year was attributable to our fiscal 2016 acquisitions of Rally and Xceedium and our fiscal 2017 acquisition of Automic. Enterprise Solutions operating margin increased primarily due to an increase in revenue and, to a lesser extent, a decrease in one-time acquisition-related transaction costs compared with the year-ago period.
  • Services revenue decreased primarily due to a decline in professional services engagements from prior periods. This decline in professional services engagements was a result of several factors including our products being easier to install and manage, an increase in customers’ use of partners for services engagements and the completion of non-strategic projects during previous periods. Operating margin for Services decreased primarily due to an overall decline in professional services revenue and an increase in personnel-related costs as a result of severance actions during fiscal 2017.

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS

  • Cash flow from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $419 million, compared with $471 million in the prior year. Cash flow from operations was unfavorably affected by a $49 million payment in connection with a litigation settlement.
  • For the full year, cash flow from continuing operations was $1.039 billion, compared with $1.034 billion in the prior fiscal year. Cash flow from operations increased slightly due to a decrease in vendor disbursements and payroll and an increase in cash collections from billings from higher single installment collections. These favorable effects were offset by an increase in other disbursements, primarily due to the $49 million payment in connection with a litigation settlement and an increase in income tax payments.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

  • Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2017 were $2.771 billion.

  • Approximately 60% of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents were held by foreign subsidiaries outside the United States at March 31, 2017.
  • In March 2017, the Company issued $500 million of 3.600% Senior Notes due August 2022 for proceeds of approximately $500 million and $350 million of 4.700% Senior Notes due March 2027 for proceeds of $350 million.
  • With $2.791 billion in total debt outstanding and $137 million in notional pooling, the Company’s net debt position was $157 million.
  • For fiscal 2017, the Company repurchased 3.1 million shares of stock for $100 million.
  • As of March 31, 2017, the Company was authorized to purchase $650 million of its common stock under its current stock repurchase program.
  • During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company distributed $107 million in dividends to shareholders. For fiscal 2017, the Company distributed $428 million in dividends to shareholders.
  • The Company’s outstanding share count at March 31, 2017 was 413 million.

OUTLOOK FOR FISCAL 2018

The following outlook for fiscal 2018 includes the acquisition of Veracode, assumes no further material acquisitions, includes incremental interest expense associated with the Company's March 2017 senior notes issuance, and contains "forward-looking statements" (as defined below).

The Company expects the following:*

  • Total revenue to increase in a range of 2 percent to 3 percent as reported and 3 percent to 4 percent in constant currency. At March 31, 2017 exchange rates, this translates to reported revenue of $4.12 billion to $4.17 billion.
  • Full-year GAAP operating margin between 26 percent and 27 percent and non-GAAP operating margin of 36 percent. The Company also expects a full-year GAAP and non-GAAP effective tax rate of between 28 percent and 29 percent.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to decrease in a range of 10 percent to 7 percent as reported and 8 percent to 6 percent in constant currency. At March 31, 2017 exchange rates, this translates to reported GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.67 to $1.72. This is inclusive of the near-term impact of acquisitions on operating margins, and approximately $0.06 impact from the incremental interest expense associated with the Company's March 2017 senior notes issuance, partially offset by organic operating expense improvements.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to decrease in a range of 5 percent to 3 percent as reported and 4 percent to 2 percent in constant currency. At March 31, 2017 exchange rates, this translates to reported non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.35 to $2.40. This is inclusive of the near-term impact of acquisitions on operating margins, and approximately $0.06 impact from the incremental interest expense associated with the Company's March 2017 senior notes issuance, partially offset by organic operating expense improvements.
  • Approximately 412 million shares outstanding at fiscal 2018 year-end and weighted average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 415 million for the fiscal year.
  • Cash flow from continuing operations to change in a range of minus 2 percent to plus 2 percent as reported and in constant currency. At March 31, 2017 exchange rates, this translates to reported cash flow from continuing operations of $1.05 billion to $1.10 billion. This is inclusive of approximately $33 million impact from the incremental interest expense associated with the Company's March 2017 senior notes issuance.

*In the outlook section, certain non-material differences between growth rates and translated dollar amounts may arise from impact of rounding.


Webcast

This news release and the accompanying tables should be read in conjunction with additional content that is available on the Company’s website, including a supplemental financial package, as well as a conference call and webcast that the Company will host at 5:00 p.m. ET today to discuss its unaudited fourth quarter and full fiscal year results. The webcast will be archived on the website. Individuals can access the webcast, as well as the press release and supplemental financial information at http://ca.com/invest or can listen to the call at 1-877-561-2748. The international participant number is 1-720-545-0044.

(1) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration, by Felix Gaehtgens, Perry Carpenter, Brian Iverson and Kevin Kampman, February 22, 2017.

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(2) KuppingerCole, “Leadership Compass: Adaptive Authentication,” by John Tolbert, February 2017

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release, the accompanying tables and the additional content that is available on the Company's website, including a supplemental financial package, include certain financial measures that exclude the impact of certain items and therefore have not been calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP metrics for operating expenses, operating income, operating margin, income from continuing operations and diluted earnings per share exclude the following items: non-cash amortization of purchased software, internally developed software and other intangible assets; share-based compensation expense; charges relating to rebalancing initiatives that are large enough to require approval from the Company's Board of Directors and certain other gains and losses, which include the gains and losses since inception of hedges that mature within the quarter, but exclude gains and losses of hedges that do not mature within the quarter. The effective tax rate on GAAP and non-GAAP income from operations is the Company's provision for income taxes expressed as a percentage of pre-tax GAAP and non-GAAP income from continuing operations, respectively. These tax rates are determined based on an estimated effective full year tax rate, with the effective tax rate for GAAP generally including the impact of discrete items in the period in which such items arise and the effective tax rate for non-GAAP generally allocating the impact of discrete items pro rata to the fiscal year's remaining reporting periods. The non-GAAP effective tax rate is equal to the full year GAAP effective tax rate, therefore no adjustment is required on an annual basis. Non-GAAP adjusted cash flow from operations excludes payments associated with the Board-approved rebalancing initiative and restructuring and other payments. Non-GAAP free cash flow excludes purchases of property and equipment. The Company presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how the Company's underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than U.S. dollars are converted into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate in effect on the last day of the Company's prior fiscal year (i.e., March 31, 2017, March 31, 2016, and March 31, 2015, respectively). Constant currency excludes the impacts from the Company's hedging program. The constant currency calculation for annualized subscription and maintenance bookings is calculated by dividing the subscription and maintenance bookings in constant currency by the weighted average subscription and maintenance duration in years. These non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. By excluding these items, non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and cash flows, to competitors' operating results and cash flows, and to estimates made by securities analysts. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate its performance and they are key variables in determining management incentive compensation. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. In addition, the Company has historically reported similar non-GAAP financial measures to its investors and believes that the inclusion of comparative numbers provides consistency in its financial reporting. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this news release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are attached to this news release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The declaration and payment of future dividends by the Company is subject to the determination of the Company’s Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, after considering various factors, including the Company’s financial condition, historical and forecasted operating results, and available cash flow, as well as any applicable laws and contractual covenants and any other relevant factors. The Company’s practice regarding payment of dividends may be modified at any time and from time to time.

Repurchases under the Company’s stock repurchase program may be made from time to time, subject to market conditions and other factors, in the open market, through solicited or unsolicited privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be modified or suspended at any time at the Company’s discretion.

Certain statements in this news release (such as statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," "targets" and similar expressions relating to the future) constitute "forward-looking statements" that are based upon the beliefs of, and assumptions made by, the Company's management, as well as information currently available to management. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. A number of important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: the ability to achieve success in the Company’s business strategy by, among other things, ensuring that any new offerings address the needs of a rapidly changing market while not adversely affecting the demand for the Company’s traditional products or the Company’s profitability to an extent greater than anticipated, enabling the Company’s sales force to accelerate growth of sales to new customers and expand sales with existing customers, including sales outside of the Company’s renewal cycle and to a broadening set of purchasers outside of traditional information technology operations (with such growth and expansion at levels sufficient to offset any decline in revenue and/or sales in the Company’s Mainframe Solutions segment and in certain mature product lines in the Company’s Enterprise Solutions segment), effectively managing the strategic shift in the Company’s business model to develop more easily installed software, provide additional SaaS offerings and refocus the Company’s professional services and education engagements on those engagements that are connected to new product sales, without affecting the Company’s financial performance to an extent greater than anticipated, and effectively managing the Company’s pricing and other go-to-market strategies, as well as improving the Company’s brand, technology and innovation awareness in the marketplace; the failure to innovate or adapt to technological changes and introduce new software products and services in a timely manner; competition in product and service offerings and pricing; the ability of the Company’s products to remain compatible with ever-changing operating environments, platforms or third party products; global economic factors or political events beyond the Company’s control and other business and legal risks associated with global operations; the failure to expand partner programs and sales of the Company’s solutions by the Company’s partners; the ability to retain and attract qualified professionals; general economic conditions and credit constraints, or unfavorable economic conditions in a particular region, business or industry sector; the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies and products into the Company’s existing business; risks associated with sales to government customers; breaches of the Company’s data center, network and software products, and the IT environments of the Company’s business partners and customers; the ability to adequately manage, evolve and protect the Company’s information systems, infrastructure and processes; the failure to renew license transactions on a satisfactory basis; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; discovery of errors or omissions in the Company’s software products or documentation and potential product liability claims; the failure to protect the Company’s intellectual property rights and source code; access to software licensed from third parties; risks associated with the use of software from open source code sources; third-party claims of intellectual property infringement and/or royalty payments; fluctuations in the number, terms and duration of the Company’s license agreements, as well as the timing of orders from customers and channel partners; potential tax liabilities; changes in market conditions or the Company’s credit ratings; events or circumstances that would require the Company to record an impairment charge relating to the Company’s goodwill or capitalized software and other intangible assets balances; successful and secure outsourcing of various functions to third parties; and other factors described more fully in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information described herein as believed, planned, anticipated, expected, estimated, targeted or similarly identified. We do not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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Stefan Putyera

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Teléfono: (631) 342-4710

ABOUT CA TECHNOLOGIES

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the Application Economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

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