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CA Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results

  • Solid Second Quarter Performance
  • Second Quarter Revenue of $1,018 Million
  • Second Quarter GAAP EPS of $0.50
  • Second Quarter Non-GAAP EPS of $0.67
  • Second Quarter Cash Flow Used in Continuing Operations of $58 Million

NEW YORK, October 27, 2016 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal 2017, which ended September 30, 2016.

Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies Chief Executive Officer, said:

“CA delivered solid second quarter results. We reported another quarter of revenue growth with strong margins and earnings, and we are making progress across a number of our key initiatives. Our product development and innovation engines are beginning to gain momentum, and we’re pleased with our improving customer experience metrics. At the same time, we recognize we still have work ahead of us. We continue to manage the business with thoughtful discipline, and I remain confident that we are moving the company in the right direction.

“At CA World next month we will welcome thousands of our customers and partners from around the globe. We look forward to demonstrating the transformational power of software, and the critical role it plays in driving today’s new business models and strategies.”



  • Total revenue increased as a result of an increase in software fees and other revenue, partially offset by decreases in professional services revenue and subscription and maintenance revenue. The increase in software fees and other revenue was primarily due to an increase in sales of enterprise solutions products recognized on an upfront basis and an increase in SaaS revenue, primarily from CA Agile Central products (acquired from Rally Software Development Corp. (Rally)).
  • Total bookings decreased primarily due to a renewal with a large system integrator in excess of $500 million that occurred during the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and, to a lesser extent, a decrease in mainframe renewals.
  • The Company executed a total of 11 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $209 million. During the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company executed a total of 11 license agreements with incremental contract values in excess of $10 million each, for an aggregate contract value of $887 million, including the aforementioned large system integrator transaction.
  • The weighted average duration of subscription and maintenance bookings for the quarter was 2.99 years, compared with 4.46 years for the same period in fiscal 2016.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses decreased primarily due to decreases in personnel-related costs as a result of lower headcount and transaction costs associated with thefiscal 2016 acquisitions of Rally and Xceedium, Inc. (Xceedium) that occurred during the second quarter of fiscal 2016, partially offset by an increase in legal settlement expense related to a litigation matter reflected in other expenses, net. This increase in legal settlement expense is attributable to the Company entering into an agreement-in-principle to settle the previously disclosed litigation brought against the Company by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and an individual plaintiff relating to certain claims under the Company’s General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract with the government. The settlement, which is for $45 million and admits no wrongdoing, is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive settlement agreement, and approval by the United States District Court.
  • GAAP operating expenses were also affected by lower amortization expenses of capitalized software and other intangible assets.
  • GAAP EPS was positively impacted by $0.10 from an improvement in GAAP operating margin primarily due to an overall decrease in GAAP operating expenses.
  • Non-GAAP EPS was positively impacted by $0.07 from an improvement in non-GAAP operating margin primarily due to an overall decrease in non-GAAP operating expenses.


  • CA Technologies extended its DevOps portfolio with the acquisition of BlazeMeter, a leader in open source-based continuous application performance testing. BlazeMeter will seamlessly integrate with CA’s Continuous Delivery solutions to further improve testing efficiency and accelerate the deployment of applications. The deal closed earlier this month.


  • Mainframe Solutions revenue declined primarily due to insufficient revenue from prior period 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 as described above. Operating margin increased primarily due to the transaction costs associated with the fiscal 2016 acquisitions of Rally and Xceedium that occurred during the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Services revenue decreased primarily due to a decline in professional services engagements from prior periods. This decline in professional services engagements is a result of several factors including our products being easier to install and manage, an increase in the use of partners for services engagements and the completion of non-strategic projects during previous periods. Operating margin decreased primarily due to the overall decline in professional services revenue.


  • Cash flow used in operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $58 million, versus cash flow provided by operations of $43 million in the year-ago period. Cash flow from operations decreased compared with the year-ago period primarily due to a decrease in cash collections, as a result of lower single installment collections, and an increase in income tax payments, partially offset by a decrease in vendor disbursements and payroll.


  • Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2016 were $2.585 billion.
  • With $1.95 billion in total debt outstanding and $139 million in notional pooling, the Company’s net cash position was $496 million.
  • In the second quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company repurchased 1.5 million shares of common stock for $50 million.
  • As of September 30, 2016, the Company is currently authorized to purchase $650 million of its common stock under its current stock repurchase program.
  • The Company distributed $107 million in dividends to shareholders.
  • The Company’s outstanding share count at September 30, 2016 was 413 million.


  • The Company updated its fiscal 2017 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations. This guidance update reflects the anticipated settlement of legal matters related to the agreement-in-principle for the GSA litigation described above. The following outlook contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined below) and assumes no material acquisitions.

The Company expects the following:*

  • Total revenue to increase in a range of flat to plus 1 percent as reported and in constant currency, unchanged from previous guidance. At September 30, 2016 exchange rates, this translates to reported revenue of $4.03 billion to $4.07 billion.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to increase in a range of 6 percent to 8 percent as reported and 2 percent to 5 percent in constant currency, unchanged from previous guidance. At September 30, 2016 exchange rates, this translates to reported GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.88 to $1.93.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to increase in a range of 2 percent to 5 percent as reported and 1 percent to 3 percent in constant currency, unchanged from previous guidance. At September 30, 2016 exchange rates, this translates to reported non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.49 to $2.54.
  • Cash flow from continuing operations to change in a range of minus 3 percent to plus 1 percent as reported and in constant currency. At September 30, 2016 exchange rates, this translates to reported cash flow from continuing operations of $1.01 billion to $1.05 billion. Previous guidance was to increase in a range of 2 percent to 6 percent as reported and 1 percent to 5 percent in constant currency.

The Company expects a full-year GAAP operating margin of 29 percent and non-GAAP operating margin of 38 percent, unchanged from previous guidance.

The Company also expects a full-year GAAP and non-GAAP effective tax rate of between 28 percent and 29 percent, unchanged from previous guidance.

The Company anticipates approximately 411 million shares outstanding at fiscal 2017 year-end and weighted average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 414 million for the fiscal year.

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


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 second quarter 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 or can listen to the call at 1-877-561-2748. The international participant number is 1-720-545-0044.

(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation,” Colin Fletcher, David Paul Williams, Laurie F. Wurster, August 1, 2016.

The Gartner Report(s) described herein, (the “Gartner Report(s)” represent(s) research opinion or viewpoints published, as part of a syndicated subscription service, by Gartner, Inc. (“Gartner”), and are not representations of fact. Each Gartner Report speaks as of its original publication date (and not as of the date of this Quarterly Report) and the opinions expressed in the Gartner Report(s) are subject to change without notice.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(2) Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016,” September 22, 2016

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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 fiscal 2014 Board-approved rebalancing initiative as described above 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, 2016, March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, 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 non-U.S. 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, as well as the Company’s software products, and the IT environments of the Company’s vendors 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; 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 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; 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; potential tax liabilities; changes in market conditions or the Company’s credit ratings; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; the failure to effectively execute the Company’s workforce reductions, workforce rebalancing and facilities consolidations; 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.

Copyright © 2016 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

Press Contacts

Darlan Monterisi

Corporate Communications
CA Technologies
Phone: (646) 826-6071

Jennifer DiClerico

Corporate Communications
CA Technologies
Phone: (212) 415-6997

Traci Tsuchiguchi

Investor Relations
CA Technologies
Phone: (650) 534-9814

Robert Lung

CA Technologies
Phone: (212) 415-6908


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


Copyright © 2016 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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