“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.”
THIRD QUARTER REVENUE AND BOOKINGS
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.
THIRD QUARTER EXPENSES AND MARGIN
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
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.
ACQUISITION OF TOROKINA NETWORKS
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. A separate news release has been issued and can be found here.
OUTLOOK FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011
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 http://ca.com/invest or listen to the call at 1-877-857-6161. The international participant number is 1-719-325-4753.