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CA Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results

  • Revenue $1.165 Billion, Up 5 Percent in Constant Currency and Up 4 Percent as Reported
  • GAAP EPS $0.39, Down 17 Percent in Constant Currency and Down 20 Percent as Reported
  • Non-GAAP EPS $0.51, Up 11 Percent in Constant Currency and as Reported
  • Raises Full Year Guidance for GAAP and non-GAAP EPS and Increases Revenue Outlook
  • Announces Acquisition of Torokina Networks to Extend Reach in Communication Service Providers (CSP) Market

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010.


*Non-GAAP income and earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures, as noted in the discussion of non-GAAP results below. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the tables following this news release.
**CC: Constant Currency


“CA Technologies delivered another strong quarter thanks to continued focus on execution and a leading portfolio of solutions to manage and secure IT infrastructures from the mainframe to cloud computing environments,” said Chief Executive Officer Bill McCracken. “Over the past year, we have bolstered our product portfolio with the addition of new technologies from nine acquisitions and combined these acquired capabilities with our own development to provide customers with the solutions they need to help manage and secure their IT environments. This is driving our growth and establishing the base for growth going forward.

“As we head into the last two months of the fiscal year, we feel very good about where we are both from a strategic standpoint and our ability to reach our financial objectives,” McCracken continued. “We continue to focus on accelerating new product sales, reaching new and emerging enterprise customers, penetrating growth geographies and leading the technology evolution – the evolution to virtualization and cloud computing. Finally, the current portion of revenue backlog, which is a key measure for our performance going forward, is up 4 percent, which further demonstrates the strength of our business.”


Total revenue growth in the third quarter can be attributed to increased sales of the Company’s service assurance, virtualization management and service automation, Software as a Service products and service and education offerings. About 3 percentage points of the revenue growth in constant currency was driven by organic products and services, with the remaining 2 percentage points in constant currency coming from acquisitions including products from 3Tera, Inc., Arcot Systems and Nimsoft, Inc. On an as reported basis, this revenue growth was about evenly split. About 60 percent of the Company’s revenue came from North America, while 40 percent came from International operations.

  • Revenue was $1.165 billion, up 5 percent in constant currency and 4 percent as reported.
  • Total revenue backlog was $8.015 billion, up 2 percent in constant currency and up 1 percent as reported. The current portion of revenue backlog was $3.592 billion, up 4 percent in both constant currency and as reported.
  • North America revenue was $697 million, up 7 percent in both constant currency and as reported.
  • International revenue was $468 million, up 1 percent in constant currency and down 1 percent as reported.
  • Total bookings in the third quarter were $1.281 billion, down 5 percent in constant currency and down 6 percent as reported primarily due to a decrease in license and maintenance renewal bookings. This decrease was partially offset by positive results for total new product and capacity sales for the quarter.
  • The Company signed 15 license agreements with aggregate values greater than $10 million for a total of $456 million, compared to 16 agreements for a total of $514 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.
  • The weighted average duration of subscription and maintenance bookings for the quarter was 3.20 years, compared to 3.23 years in the prior year period.
  • North America bookings were $766 million, up 7 percent in constant currency and up 8 percent as reported.
  • International bookings were $515 million, down 19 percent in constant currency and 22 percent as reported.


Year-over-year GAAP results:

  • Operating expenses, before interest and income taxes, were $827 million, up 7 percent in constant currency and as reported.
  • Operating income, before interest and income taxes, was $338 million, flat in constant currency and down 3 percent as reported.
  • Operating margin was 29 percent, down 2 percentage points from the prior year period.

Expenses, operating income and operating margin for the third quarter primarily were affected by increased costs associated with acquisitions.

Year-over-year non-GAAP results, which exclude purchased software and intangibles amortization, pre-fiscal year 2010 restructuring costs and certain other gains and losses, which include recoveries and certain costs associated with derivative litigation matters, share-based compensation expense, and include gains and losses on hedges that mature within the quarter, but exclude gains and losses on hedges that do not mature within the quarter:

  • Operating expenses, before interest and income taxes, were $774 million, up 7 percent in constant currency and up 6 percent as reported.
  • Operating income, before interest and income taxes, was $391 million, up 1 percent in constant currency and down 1 percent as reported.
  • Operating margin was 34 percent, a decrease of 1 percentage point.

Non-GAAP results also primarily were affected by the increased cost associated with acquisitions.

In the third quarter, GAAP earnings per share were affected by a 39 percent tax rate, compared with a 22 percent GAAP tax rate in the third quarter of the previous year. The current period GAAP tax rate was increased by unfavorable tax items and the prior period GAAP tax rate decreased by favorable tax items which are not expected to recur and that were unique to the respective periods. Such tax items affect the company’s non-GAAP tax rate more evenly across the quarterly periods of its fiscal year than its GAAP tax rate. In the third quarter of fiscal 2011, non-GAAP EPS was positively affected by the year-over-year improvement in non-GAAP tax rate from 36 percent to 32 percent.


Cash flow from operations was $496 million compared to $342 million in the prior year. Third quarter cash flow was positively affected by a year-over-year increase of $78 million in upfront cash collections from single installment customer payments and an increase of $122 million in collections of trade receivables. Cash flow was adversely affected by increased disbursements related to acquisitions and personnel costs.


  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $2.685 billion.
  • With $1.555 billion in total debt outstanding, the Company’s net cash position was $1.130 billion.
  • The Company repurchased approximately 1.5 million shares of stock in the third quarter for a total of $35 million under the $500 million stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors in May 2010.


During the third quarter the Company:

  • Completed the acquisition of privately-held Arcot Systems, Inc. for about $200 million in an all-cash transaction.
  • Announced the release of CA 3Tera® AppLogic®, the Company’s new turnkey cloud computing platform.
  • Announced the next-generation CA Automation Suite to help customers with their journey to a virtualized, dynamic cloud computing infrastructure.
  • Completed the acquisition of privately-held Hyperformix, a leading provider of capacity management software for dynamic physical, virtual and cloud IT infrastructures. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • Announced the availability of CA Mainframe Chorus, the next step in CA Technologies Mainframe 2.0 strategy to simplify mainframe management, and help the platform to continue to be an effective and integral part of evolving IT infrastructures.


The Company today announced the acquisition of privately-held Torokina Networks Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia, based provider of telecommunications management solutions to 2G, 3G, next generation networks (NGN) and VoIP service providers and network operators worldwide. CA Technologies and Torokina Networks previously worked together as partners and independent vendors. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 the Company has excluded share-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP financial measures. The following guidance, which represents "forward-looking statements" (as defined below), takes into account the exclusion of share-based compensation expense from future non-GAAP results. To enable fiscal year 2011 guidance for non-GAAP earnings per share to be compared to fiscal year 2010 full year results, the Company provides full fiscal year 2010 results for non-GAAP earnings per share excluding stock-based compensation expense below.

The Company updated its outlook issued on Oct. 21, 2010. It increased its revenue outlook, increased guidance for GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share and reaffirmed its guidance for cash flow from operations. The Company also updated projected as reported numbers based on Dec. 31, 2010 exchange rates:

  • Total revenue growth in a range of 4 percent to 5 percent in constant currency. Previously, the range was 3 percent to 5 percent. At Dec. 31, 2010 exchange rates, this translates to reported revenue of $4.48 billion to $4.55 billion;
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations growth in constant currency increases to a range of 8 percent to 14 percent. Previously, the range was 5 percent to 13 percent. At Dec. 31, 2010 exchange rates, this translates to diluted earnings per share of $1.57 to $1.67;
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations growth in constant currency increases to a range of 10 percent to 15 percent. Previously the range was 7 percent to 14 percent. At Dec. 31, 2010 exchange rates, this translates to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.88 to $1.98. Fiscal year 2010 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.74 excluding share-based compensation expense; and
  • Cash flow from operations growth remains in a range of 2 percent to 7 percent in constant currency. At Dec. 31, 2010 exchange rates, this translates to cash flow from operations of $1.400 billion to $1.475 billion.

This outlook also assumes no material acquisitions and a partial currency hedge of operating income. The Company expects its full-year GAAP and non-GAAP tax rate to be in a range of 32 percent to 33 percent. This lowers the previous guidance range of between 33 percent to 34 percent.

The Company anticipates approximately 504 million shares outstanding at fiscal year 2011 year-end and a weighted average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 508 million for the fiscal year. Guidance does not include the impact from any future stock repurchases.


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 webcast that the Company will host at 5 p.m. ET today to discuss its unaudited third quarter results. The webcast will be archived on the Company website. Individuals can access the webcast, as well as this press release and supplemental financial information, at or listen to the call at 1-877-857-6161. The international participant number is 1-719-325-4753.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Update)

This news release, the accompanying tables and the additional content that is available on the Company's website, including a supplemental financial package, includes 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 operations and diluted earnings per share exclude the following items: non-cash amortization of purchased software and other intangibles, share-based compensation, pre-fiscal year 2010 restructuring and certain other gains and losses, which includes recoveries and certain costs associated with derivative litigation matters and includes 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. Non-GAAP income also excludes the interest on convertible bonds. 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 operations, respectively. Such 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 such items arise and the effective tax rate for non-GAAP income generally allocating the impact of discrete items pro rata to the fiscal year’s remaining reporting periods. Non-GAAP adjusted cash flow excludes restructuring and other payments. Free cash flow excludes capital expenditures. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our 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 US dollars are converted into US dollars at the exchange rate in effect on March 31, 2010, which was the last day of our prior fiscal year. 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

Certain statements in this communication (such as statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) 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 strategy by, among other things, increasing sales in new and emerging enterprises and markets, enabling the sales force to sell new products and Software-as-a-Service offerings and improving the Company’s brand in the marketplace; global economic factors or political events beyond the Company's control; general economic conditions, including concerns regarding a global recession and credit constraints, or unfavorable economic conditions in a particular region, industry or business sector; failure to expand channel partner programs; the ability to adequately manage and evolve financial reporting and managerial systems and processes; the ability to successfully acquire technology and software that are consistent with our strategy and integrate acquired companies and products into existing businesses; competition in product and service offerings and pricing; the ability to retain and attract qualified key personnel; the ability to adapt to rapid technological and market changes; the ability of the Company’s products to remain compatible with ever-changing operating environments; access to software licensed from third parties, third-party code and specifications for the development of code; use of software from open source code sources; discovery of errors in the Company's software and potential product liability claims; significant amounts of debt and possible future credit rating changes; the failure to protect the Company's intellectual property rights and source code; fluctuations in the number, terms and duration of our license agreements as well as the timing of orders from customers and channel partners; reliance upon large transactions with customers; risks associated with sales to government customers; breaches of the Company’s software products and the Company’s and customers’ data centers and IT environments; access to third-party microcode; third-party claims of intellectual property infringement or royalty payments; fluctuations in foreign currencies; failure to successfully execute restructuring plans; successful outsourcing of various functions to third parties; potential tax liabilities; and these factors and the other factors described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this communication, 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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CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at


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