OpenText Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results, Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend by 15%
Financial Highlights for Q3 FY14 (1)
Total revenue was $442.8 million, up 31% Y/Y
License revenue was $73.1 million, up 6% Y/Y
Customer Support revenue was $180.3 million, up 8% Y/Y
Non-GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $0.84 compared to $0.63 Y/Y; GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $0.38 compared to $0.22 Y/Y, on a post stock-split basis.(2)
Non-GAAP-based income from operations was $129.0 million and 29% of revenues; GAAP-based income from operations was $66.8 million and 15% of revenues.(2)
Operating cash flow was $141.4 million, compared to $116.8 million Y/Y, up 21%Y/Y, with an ending cash balance of $336.1 million.
"In the third quarter we delivered strong year-over-year results with revenue growth of 31%, adjusted operating income growth of 43% and operating cash flow growth of 21%," said OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea.
"With our intelligent growth strategy, we are focused on delivering value through acquisitions, innovation and now an increased dividend program. The GXS integration is off to a fast start and has established OpenText as a key cloud services provider. Our newly upgraded EIM product suite is driving customer demand, and reinforces our market position as a leader in EIM."
On January 16, 2014 OpenText bought GXS, a Maryland-based leader in business-to-business (B2B) cloud integration
Public sector, services and technology industries saw the most demand
6 license transactions over $1 million and 10 license transactions between $500K and $1 million
Customer successes in the quarter include PBS, Western Cape Local Government, T-Mobile, Nokia and The Home Office
Delivers on the future of business process management with Process Suite launch
Launches Experience Suite to provide an omni-channel digital experience strategy
OpenText Tempo delivers new capabilities to increase business productivity through secure social collaboration
Launches SharePoint Services for OpenText Extended Enterprise Content Management for SAP® Solutions
Opens first Australian data centre for locally hosted OpenText Cloud Services
Dividend Program Highlights
Cash Dividend - Raised by 15%
As part of our quarterly, non cumulative cash dividend program the Board declared, on April 24, 2014 a fifteen percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend from $0.15 to $0.1725 per Common Share. The record date for this dividend is May 23, 2014 and the payment date is June 13, 2014. Future declarations of dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination and discretion of our Board of Directors.
Conference Call Information
The public is invited to listen to the earnings conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) by dialing 1-800-814-4859 (toll-free) or 416-644-3414 (international). Please dial in 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure proper connection. Alternatively, a live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.opentext.com/events.cfm .
An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2014 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-289-8525 (toll-free) or 416-640-1917 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 4677835 followed by the number sign.
Please see below note (2) for a reconciliation of non-U.S. GAAP-based financial measures used in this press release, to U.S. GAAP-based financial measures.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the focus of Open Text Corporation ("OpenText" or "the Company") in Fiscal 2014 on growth in earnings and cash flows, creating value through investments in broader Enterprise Information Management (EIM) capabilities, distribution, the Company's presence in the cloud and in growth markets, its financial conditions, results of operations and earnings, declaration of quarterly dividends, and other matters, may contain words such as "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. In addition, any information or statements that refer to expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, performance or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking, and based on our current expectations, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which we operate. Forward-looking statements reflect our current estimates, beliefs and assumptions, which are based on management's perception of historic trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances, such as certain assumptions about the economy, as well as market, financial and operational assumptions. Management's estimates, beliefs and assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies regarding future events and, as such, are subject to change. We can give no assurance that such estimates, beliefs and assumptions will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors and assumptions that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially. Such factors include, but are not limited to: (i) the future performance, financial and otherwise, of OpenText; (ii) the ability of OpenText to bring new products and services to market and to increase sales; (iii) the strength of the Company's product development pipeline; (iv) the Company's growth and profitability prospects; (v) the estimated size and growth prospects of the EIM market; (vi) the Company's competitive position in the EIM market and its ability to take advantage of future opportunities in this market; (vii) the benefits of the Company's products and services to be realized by customers; (viii) the demand for the Company's products and services and the extent of deployment of the Company's products and services in the EIM marketplace; and (ix) the Company's financial condition and capital requirements. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) integration of acquisitions and related restructuring efforts, including the quantum of restructuring charges and the timing thereof; (ii) the possibility that the Company may be unable to meet its future reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules promulgated thereunder; (iii) the risks associated with bringing new products and services to market; (iv) fluctuations in currency exchange rates; (v) delays in the purchasing decisions of the Company's customers; (vi) the competition the Company faces in its industry and/or marketplace; (vii) the final determination of litigation, tax audits and other legal proceedings; (viii) the possibility of technical, logistical or planning issues in connection with the deployment of the Company's products or services; (ix) the continuous commitment of the Company's customers; and (x) demand for the Company's products. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other securities regulators. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM). For more information please visit www.opentext.com.