ACI Worldwide, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013
ACI Worldwide, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013
- Raising guidance due to completion of Online Resources acquisition
- Sales bookings, net of term extensions, up 19%, or 10% excluding Online Resources
- Operating free cash flow of $34 million, versus $4 million last year
- 60 month backlog now above $3 billion, including Online Resources
ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, today announced financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013. Management will host a conference call at 8:30 am EST to discuss these results as well as 2013 guidance. Interested persons may access a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference at www.aciworldwide.com/investors or use the following numbers for dial in participation: US/Canada: (866) 914-7436, International/Local: +1 (817) 385-9117. Please provide your name, the conference name ACI Worldwide, Inc. and conference code 37077453. There will be a replay available for two weeks on (855) 859-2056 for US/Canada Dial-In and +1 (404) 537- 3406 for International/Local Dial-In participants.
“ACI accomplished a great deal during Q1, including completing the acquisition of Online Resources,” said Chief Executive Officer Philip Heasley. “This transaction adds electronic bill payment to our payments capabilities, which will help us provide highly valued functionality to our financial institution customers. Additionally, our new sales bookings, net of term extensions were solid, growing 19% over last year, or roughly 10% excluding Online Resources’ contribution. We are excited and confident about the remainder of 2013. Our ability to provide increased value to our customers and growth to our investors has never been better.”
Online Resources Acquisition
ACI completed the acquisition of Online Resources on March 11, 2013 and our first phase of cost savings initiatives is substantially complete. Following these efforts, we expect to generate $19.5 million in annual cost synergies, of which $12 million should be realized in 2013. The acquisition adds a full-service electronic bill payment platform to our suite of products, a fast growing Biller Direct business and a significant base of biller connections that can be leveraged through innovation, technology and cost efficiencies.
We are increasing our FY 2013 guidance to account for the recently completed Online Resources acquisition. We now expect FY 2013 non-GAAP revenue to be between $895 and $915 million, non-GAAP operating income of between $170 and $180 million and adjusted EBITDA of between $266 million and $276 million. In addition, we expect revenue in the first half of 2013 to represent roughly 41-42% of our full year total. While this is slightly lower than our historical average, our strong pipeline and our visibility into the timing of implementations provide us comfort with this full year guidance. Online Resources’ recurring revenue will slightly moderate our historic seasonality.
Financial Results for Q1
Q1 non-GAAP revenue was $163 million, an increase of $21 million, or 15%, over Q1 2012. GAAP revenue of $162 million was an increase of $24 million from Q1 of 2012. The increase was due to contribution from both Online Resources and a full quarter of S1, offset by a $15 million decline in non-recurring revenue, split between incidental capacity and “go-live” events. Monthly recurring revenue grew to $119 million, up $30 million, or $8 million excluding Online Resources and incremental S1 contribution. This represented 73% of total revenue in the quarter.
New sales bookings, net of term extensions, which is the key driver of our growth, was up 19% in the quarter, or 10% excluding the contribution from Online Resources. Our 60-month backlog increased by $671 million, after adjusting for foreign currency fluctuations, of which $660 million was due to Online Resources. Our 12 month backlog increased $154 million, after adjusting for foreign currency fluctuations, of which $138 million was due to Online Resources.
Due primarily to the decline in non-recurring revenue, non-GAAP operating income was $4 million, or $14 million below last year’s number. Consolidated GAAP operating loss was $4 million for the quarter, versus a loss of $2 million last year. Adjusted EBITDA of $22 million was $9 million below last year’s $31 million. Non-GAAP net income was $3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in Q1 2013, versus non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.28 last year. GAAP net loss was $2 million, or ($0.05) per diluted share, for both Q1 2013 and Q1 2012.
We ended the quarter with $112 million in cash on hand, up from $76 million as of December 31, 2012. We ended the quarter with a debt balance of $671 million. Our consolidated billed and unbilled receivable balance declined $35 million during the quarter, excluding the addition of Online Resources. Operating free cash flow (“OFCF”) for the quarter was $34 million, up $30 million from $4 million in Q1 of last year.
About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments and banking for more than 1,750 financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. ACI software enables $13 trillion in payments each day, processing transactions for more than 250 of the leading global retailers, and 18 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Through our integrated suite of software products and hosted services, we deliver a broad range of solutions for payments processing, card and merchant management, online banking, mobile, branch and voice banking, fraud detection, and trade finance. To learn more about ACI and the reasons why our solutions are trusted globally, please visit www.aciworldwide.com or on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
|ACI Worldwide, Inc.|
Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures (1)
(unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)
|FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,|
|$ Diff||% Diff|
|Cost of software license fees||5,918||-||5,918||4,932||-||4,932||986||20||%|
|Cost of maintenance, services and hosting fees||61,871||-||61,871||40,891||-||40,891||20,980||51||%|
|Research and development||37,149||-||37,149||30,933||-||30,933||6,216||20||%|
|Selling and marketing||25,074||-||25,074||20,698||-||20,698||4,376||21||%|
|General and administrative (3)||25,037||(6,597||)||18,440||34,362||(14,970||)||19,392||(952||)||-5||%|
|Depreciation and amortization||10,957||-||10,957||7,422||-||7,422||3,535||48||%|
|Operating income (loss)||(4,009||)||7,731||3,722||(1,613||)||19,270||17,657||(13,935||)||-79||%|
|Other income (expense):|
|Total other income (expense)||(601||)||-||(601||)||(764||)||-||(764||)||163||-21||%|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(4,610||)||7,731||3,121||(2,377||)||19,270||16,893||(13,772||)||-82||%|
|Income tax expense (4)||(2,444||)||2,706||262||(555||)||6,745||6,190||(5,928||)||-96||%|
|Net income (loss)||$||(2,166||)||$||5,025||$||2,859||$||(1,822||)||$||12,526||$||10,704||$||(7,844||)||-73||%|
|Amortization - acquisition related intangibles||3,842||-||3,842||2,280||-||2,280||1,562||69||%|
|Amortization - acquisition related software||2,993||-||2,993||2,532||-||2,532||461||18||%|
|Amortization - other||3,587||-||3,587||2,710||-||2,710||877||32||%|
|Earnings (loss) per share information|
|Weighted average shares outstanding|
|Earnings (loss) per share|
|(1) This presentation includes non-GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP 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.|
|(2) Adjustment for deferred revenue that would have been recognized in the normal course of business by S1 and ORCC but was not recognized due to GAAP purchase accounting requirements.|
|(3) One-time expense related to the acquisitions of ORCC and S1, including, $1.9 million for employee related actions, $2.5 million for ORCC acquisition fees and $2.2 million for other professional fees in 2013 and $7.4 million for employee related actions, $2.4 million for accelerated stock compensation, $4.1 million for S1 acquisition fees, and $1.1 million for other professional fees in 2012.|
|(4) Adjustments tax effected at 35%.|
To supplement our financial results presented on a GAAP basis, we use the non-GAAP measure indicated in the tables, which exclude certain business combination accounting entries and expenses related to the acquisition of S1 and Online Resources, as well as other significant non-cash expenses such as depreciation, amortization and share-based compensation, that we believe are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and our future results. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to our GAAP results and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Management generally compensates for limitations in the use of non-GAAP financial measures by relying on comparable GAAP financial measures and providing investors with a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. Certain non-GAAP measures include:
- Non-GAAP revenue: revenue plus deferred revenue that would have been recognized in the normal course of business by S1 and Online Resources if not for GAAP purchase accounting requirements. Non-GAAP revenue should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, revenue.
- Non-GAAP operating income: operating income (loss) plus deferred revenue that would have been recognized in the normal course of business by S1 and Online Resources if not for GAAP purchase accounting requirements and one-time expense related to the acquisitions. Non-GAAP operating income should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, operating income.
- Adjusted EBITDA: net income (loss) plus income tax expense, net interest income (expense), net other income (expense), depreciation, amortization and non-cash compensation, as well as deferred revenue that would have been recognized in the normal course of business by S1 and Online Resources if not for GAAP purchase accounting requirements and one-time expense related to the acquisitions. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, operating income.
ACI is also presenting operating free cash flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, plus net after-tax payments associated with employee-related actions and facility disclosures, net after-tax payments associated with acquisition related transaction costs, net after-tax payments associated with IBM IT outsourcing transition and termination, and less capital expenditures. Operating free cash flow is considered a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by SEC Regulation G. We utilize this non-GAAP financial measure, and believe it is useful to investors, as an indicator of cash flow available for debt repayment and other investing activities, such as capital investments and acquisitions. We utilize operating free cash flow as a further indicator of operating performance and for planning investing activities. Operating free cash flow should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, net cash provided by operating activities. A limitation of operating free cash flow is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period. This measure also does not exclude mandatory debt service obligations and, therefore, does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. We believe that operating free cash flow is useful to investors to provide disclosures of our operating results on the same basis as that used by our management.
|Reconciliation of Operating Free Cash Flow (millions)||Quarter Ended March 31,|
|Net cash provided (used) by operating activities||$||34.9||($12.6||)|
|Net after-tax payments associated with employee-related actions||1.5||0.6|
|Net after-tax payments associated with lease terminations||0.1||-|
|Net after-tax payments associated with acquisition related transaction costs||4.9||7.7|
|Net after-tax payments associated with cash settlement of S1 options||-||10.2|
|Net after-tax payments associated with IBM IT Outsourcing Termination||1.9||-|
|Net after-tax payments associated with IBM IT Outsourcing Transition||-||0.2|
|Less capital expenditures||(9.0||)||(2.1||)|
|Operating Free Cash Flow||$||34.3||$||4.0|
ACI also includes backlog estimates, which include all software license fees, maintenance fees and services specified in executed contracts, as well as revenues from assumed contract renewals to the extent that we believe recognition of the related revenue will occur within the corresponding backlog period. We have historically included assumed renewals in backlog estimates based upon automatic renewal provisions in the executed contract and our historic experience with customer renewal rates.
Backlog is considered a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by SEC Regulation G. Our 60-month backlog estimate represents expected revenues from existing customers using the following key assumptions:
- Maintenance fees are assumed to exist for the duration of the license term for those contracts in which the committed maintenance term is less than the committed license term.
- License and facilities management arrangements are assumed to renew at the end of their committed term at a rate consistent with our historical experiences.
- Non-recurring license arrangements are assumed to renew as recurring revenue streams.
- Foreign currency exchange rates are assumed to remain constant over the 60-month backlog period for those contracts stated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.
- Our pricing policies and practices are assumed to remain constant over the 60-month backlog period.
Estimates of future financial results are inherently unreliable. Our backlog estimates require substantial judgment and are based on a number of assumptions as described above. These assumptions may turn out to be inaccurate or wrong, including for reasons outside of management’s control. For example, our customers may attempt to renegotiate or terminate their contracts for a number of reasons, including mergers, changes in their financial condition, or general changes in economic conditions in the customer’s industry or geographic location, or we may experience delays in the development or delivery of products or services specified in customer contracts which may cause the actual renewal rates and amounts to differ from historical experiences. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates may also impact the amount of revenue actually recognized in future periods. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that contracts included in backlog estimates will actually generate the specified revenues or that the actual revenues will be generated within the corresponding 60-month period.
Backlog should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, reported revenue and deferred revenue.
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Generally, forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may include words or phrases such as “believes,” “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” and words and phrases of similar impact. The forward-looking statements are made pursuant to safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: (i) expectations that Online Resources’ electronic bill payment capabilities will be highly valued by our financial institution customers; (ii) expectations that, following the acquisition of Online Resources, we will be better able to provide increased value to our customers and growth to our investors; (iii) expectations that we will generate $19.5 million in annual cost synergies, of which $12 million will be realized in 2013; (iv) expectations that revenue in the second half of 2013, as a percentage of full year revenue, will exceed our historical average due to our strong sales pipeline and the timing of implementations; and (v) expectations regarding 2013 financial guidance related to revenue, operating income and adjusted EBITDA.
All of the foregoing forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by the risk factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors include but are not limited to, increased competition, the performance of our strategic product, BASE24-eps, demand for our products, restrictions and other financial covenants in our credit facility, consolidations and failures in the financial services industry, customer reluctance to switch to a new vendor, the accuracy of management’s backlog estimates, the maturity of certain products, our strategy to migrate customers to our next generation products, ratable or deferred recognition of certain revenue associated with customer migrations and the maturity of certain of our products, failure to obtain renewals of customer contracts or to obtain such renewals on favorable terms, delay or cancellation of customer projects or inaccurate project completion estimates, volatility and disruption of the capital and credit markets and adverse changes in the global economy, our existing levels of debt, impairment of our goodwill or intangible assets, litigation, future acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investments, risks related to the expected benefits to be achieved in the transaction with Online Resources, the complexity of our products and services and the risk that they may contain hidden defects or be subjected to security breaches or viruses, compliance of our products with applicable legislation, governmental regulations and industry standards, our compliance with privacy regulations, the protection of our intellectual property in intellectual property litigation, the cyclical nature of our revenue and earnings and the accuracy of forecasts due to the concentration of revenue generating activity during the final weeks of each quarter, business interruptions or failure of our information technology and communication systems, our offshore software development activities, risks from operating internationally, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, exposure to unknown tax liabilities, and volatility in our stock price. For a detailed discussion of these risk factors, parties that are relying on the forward-looking statements should review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Registration Statement on Form S-4, and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.
|ACI WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(unaudited and in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||112,484||$||76,329|
|Billed receivables, net of allowances of $8,834 and $8,117, respectively||168,145||176,313|
|Deferred income taxes, net||69,347||34,342|
|Recoverable income taxes||4,120||5,572|
|Other current assets||15,147||5,816|
|Total current assets||422,026||356,126|
|Property and equipment, net||49,342||41,286|
|Other intangible assets, net||232,114||127,900|
|Deferred income taxes, net||20,120||63,370|
|Other noncurrent assets||40,235||31,749|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued employee compensation||33,342||35,194|
|Current portion of term credit facility||50,000||17,500|
|Income taxes payable||4,732||3,542|
|Deferred income taxes, net||330||174|
|Accrued and other current liabilities||34,211||36,400|
|Total current liabilities||311,527||266,599|
|Note payable under term credit facility||432,500||168,750|
|Note payable under revolving credit facility||188,000||188,000|
|Deferred income taxes, net||13,854||14,940|
|Other noncurrent liabilities||29,253||26,721|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued|
|and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012||-||-|
|Common stock; $0.005 par value; 70,000,000 shares authorized; 46,606,796|
|shares issued at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012||232||232|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 6,769,149 and 7,159,023 shares at March 31, 2013|
|and December 31, 2012, respectively||(179,088||)||(186,784||)|
|Additional paid-in capital||531,248||534,953|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(24,487||)||(14,031||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||525,726||534,357|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||1,557,316||$||1,250,886|
|ACI WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Software license fees||$||43,520||$||50,910|
|Software hosting fees||35,914||20,128|
|Cost of software license fees (1)||5,918||4,932|
|Cost of maintenance, services, and hosting fees (1)||61,871||40,891|
|Research and development||37,149||30,933|
|Selling and marketing||25,074||20,698|
|General and administrative||25,037||34,362|
|Depreciation and amortization||10,957||7,422|
|Other income (expense):|
|Total other income (expense)||(601||)||(764||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(4,610||)||(2,377||)|
|Income tax benefit||(2,444||)||(555||)|
|Loss per share information|
|Weighted average shares outstanding|
|Loss per share|
|(1) The cost of software license fees excludes charges for depreciation but includes amortization of purchased and developed software for resale. The cost of maintenance, services and hosting fees excludes charges for depreciation.|
|ACI WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|(unaudited and in thousands)|
For the Three Months Ended
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income loss||$||(2,166||)||$||(1,822||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating activities|
|Provision for doubtful accounts receivable||475||805|
|Deferred income taxes||(6,096||)||3,223|
|Stock-based compensation expense||3,950||5,618|
|Excess tax benefit of stock options exercised||(1,308||)||(1,936||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions:|
|Billed and accrued receivables, net||30,671||21,988|
|Other current and noncurrent assets||(440||)||(2,026||)|
|Accrued employee compensation||(12,281||)||(28,412||)|
|Current income taxes||4,278||(12,189||)|
|Other current and noncurrent liabilities||238||66|
|Net cash flows from operating activities||34,927||(12,614||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(6,241||)||(1,316||)|
|Purchases of software and distribution rights||(2,764||)||(776||)|
|Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired||(264,202||)||(270,948||)|
|Net cash flows from investing activities||(273,207||)||(273,040||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||475||386|
|Proceeds from exercises of stock options||3,864||4,399|
|Excess tax benefit of stock options exercised||1,308||1,936|
|Repurchases of common stock||-||(6,241||)|
|Repurchase of restricted stock and performance shares for tax withholdings||(5,520||)||(2,237||)|
|Proceeds from revolver portion of credit agreement||-||95,000|
|Proceeds from term portion of credit agreement||300,000||200,000|
|Repayment of term portion of credit agreement||(3,750||)||(3,125||)|
|Payments for debt issuance costs||(9,272||)||(553||)|
|Payment of acquired debt||(7,500||)||-|
|Payments on debt and capital leases||(838||)||(796||)|
|Net cash flows from financing activities||278,767||288,769|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash||(4,332||)||867|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||36,155||3,982|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||76,329||197,098|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||112,484||$||201,080|
John Kraft, 239-403-4627
Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Analysis