Pervasive Software Increases Guidance for the June Quarter
7/13/2011 3:15 PM
Pervasive Software Increases Guidance for the June Quarter
Revenue and Earnings per Share Expected to Exceed Previous Guidance
AUSTIN, Texas, July 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- Pervasive Software® Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW)
, a global leader in cloud-based and on-premises data innovation, today announced that financial results for the fourth quarter ending June 30, 2011 are expected to exceed the company’s financial guidance previously provided on April 19, 2011.
Based on preliminary unaudited financial results, the company now expects total revenue for the fourth quarter to be in the range of $13.5 million to $13.7 million and GAAP-basis diluted earnings per share of $0.06 to $0.07, representing Pervasive's 42nd consecutive quarter of profitability. Guidance for the fourth quarter given in the company's April 19, 2011 press release was for revenue in the range of $11.2 million to $12.2 million and GAAP-basis diluted earnings per share of $0.01 to $0.04. Revenue and GAAP-basis diluted earnings per share for the June quarter of last fiscal year were $11.7 million and $0.05, respectively.
On a non-GAAP basis, Pervasive expects to realize diluted earnings per share of $0.08 to $0.09. Guidance for the fourth quarter given in the company's April 19, 2011 press release was for non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.03 to $0.06. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the June quarter of last fiscal year was $0.07. Non-GAAP results exclude amortization of purchased intangibles and stock-based compensation expense, and assume a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 34%.
Pervasive continued to generate positive cash flow from operations with $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, ending the quarter with approximately $38.5 million in cash and marketable securities. Pervasive acquired approximately 255,000 shares of Pervasive common stock on the open market at a total cost of approximately $1.6 million, or approximately $6.43 weighted average price per share, during the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company has approximately $3.2 million authorized repurchase funds remaining under its $10.0 million stock repurchase program announced in July 2010. Depending on market conditions and other factors, such purchases may be commenced or suspended at any time without prior notice. Issued and outstanding shares of common stock as of June 30, 2011 totaled approximately 15.9 million.
"We are proud to deliver our 42nd consecutive quarter and tenth consecutive year of profitability," said John Farr, president and CEO, Pervasive Software. "I'm particularly pleased that our core integration products team and database products team each grew revenue from the March quarter and from the June quarter of prior year. In addition, the company closed one relatively large transaction with a database customer representing approximately $0.9 million in revenue near the end of the June quarter. For the coming fiscal year 2012, we remain committed to profitability while also continuing our strategic investments both in our core database and integration product lines as well as in our emerging Pervasive DataCloud® and Pervasive DataRush™ businesses."
For the first fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2011, Pervasive expects revenue to be in the range of $11.2 million to $12.2 million and GAAP-basis diluted earnings per share of $0.00 to $0.03, compared to $11.0 million revenue and $0.03 diluted earnings per share for the September quarter of the previous fiscal year. The expectation for revenue for the quarter ending September 30, 2011 reflects the potential for a sequential decrease from the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The September quarter is typically a challenging quarter due to the seasonality generally associated with the summer months, and Pervasive is not presently assigning a high level of probability to closing another relatively large database customer transaction in the September quarter.
GAAP-basis profitability is expected to include amortization of purchased intangibles and stock-based compensation expense representing approximately $0.6 million, pre-tax, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. The company expects non-GAAP adjustments to result in non-GAAP diluted and fully taxed earnings per share of approximately $0.02 to $0.05 in the September quarter, compared to $0.05 non-GAAP diluted and fully taxed earnings per share for the September quarter of the previous fiscal year.
Regularly Scheduled Earnings Release Conference Call - July 26, 2011
Pervasive will provide the full financial results for its fourth quarter ending June 30, 2011 in its regularly scheduled earnings release conference call on July 26, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. Eastern time. The dial-in numbers for the call are 877-808-2426 (toll-free) or 973-200-3975 (international). The conference name is "Pervasive Software Inc." The conference call may also be accessed live over the Web at http://investor.pervasive.com/events.cfm
. Check the Web site before the call for login information. Replay will be available 8:00 P.M. Eastern Tuesday, July 26, to midnight, Tuesday, August 2, by dialing 800-642-1687 (toll-free) or 706-645-9291 (international), and selecting Conference ID 77427412. Additionally, the Webcast will be archived on Pervasive's Web site at http://investor.pervasive.com/events.cfm
About Pervasive Software
Pervasive is a global data innovation leader, delivering software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises, throughout the entire data lifecycle. Pervasive products deliver value to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, often embedded within partners' software, with breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment. For additional information, go to www.pervasive.com
About Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), please see the section entitled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the accompanying table entitled "Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance."
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the company, including the company's expected performance for the fourth quarter ending June 30, 2011, and the first quarter ending September 30, 2011. Pervasive emphasizes that the expected results for the quarter ending June 30, 2011 are preliminary and that actual results could vary when the company reports final revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter on July 26, 2011 at 5 P.M. Eastern time. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the company's ability to attract and retain existing and/or new customers; the company's ability to issue new products or releases of solutions that meet customers' needs or achieve acceptance by the company's customers; changes to current accounting policies which may have a significant, adverse impact upon the company's financial results; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors; the company's ability to preserve its key strategic relationships; the company's ability to hire and retain key employees; and economic and political conditions in the US and abroad. All of these factors may result in significant fluctuations in the company's quarterly operating results and/or its ability to sustain or increase its profitability. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in Pervasive's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011. Pervasive is not obligated to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.
All Pervasive brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pervasive Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The company provides non-GAAP measures for net income and net income per share data as supplemental information regarding the company's core business operational performance. The company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they exclude certain non-operating or non-recurring charges. The company's management excludes these non-operating or non-recurring charges when it internally evaluates the performance of the company's business and makes operating decisions, including internal budgeting, performance measurement and the calculation of bonuses and discretionary compensation. In addition, these non-GAAP measures more closely reflect the essential revenue generation activities of the company and the direct operating expenses (resulting in or from cash expenditures) needed to perform these revenue generating activities. Accordingly, management excludes the amortization of purchased intangible assets related to acquisitions and stock-based compensation related to employee stock options.
The company believes that providing the non-GAAP measures that management uses is useful to investors for two primary reasons. First, it provides a consistent basis for investors to understand the company's financial performance on a trended basis across many historical periods, particularly given the adoption of ASC 718 (formerly SFAS 123R) at the beginning of fiscal year 2006 and the changes it has introduced for calculating stock-based compensation expenses relative to prior periods. And second, it allows investors to evaluate the company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the company's management.
Non-GAAP measures are subject to material limitations as these measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, US GAAP and therefore the company's definition or interpretation may be different from similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies and independent financial analysts. However, the company's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant and detailed disclosure of the items excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which should be supplementally considered when evaluating the company's results. In addition, items such as amortization of purchased intangibles, stock compensation charges and significant and non-recurring items that are excluded from non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share can have a significant impact on earnings. Management compensates for these limitations by evaluating the non-GAAP measure together with the most directly comparable GAAP measure. The company has historically provided non-GAAP measures to the investment community as a supplement to its GAAP results, to enable investors to evaluate the company's core operating performance the way management does. The non-GAAP adjustments, and the basis for excluding them, are outlined below:
Amortization of Purchased Intangibles
The company has recorded amortization of acquired intellectual property intangibles, included in its GAAP financial statements, related to the acquisitions of Data Junction and assets of ChanneLinx, Inc. Management excludes these items for purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. The company believes that eliminating this expense in determining its non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because doing so provides a consistent basis for investors to understand the company's financial performance on a trended basis across many historical periods, it allows investors to evaluate the company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the company's management, and it allows a comparison with other peer companies in the software industry, many of whom use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Finally, the company believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude amortization of acquired intellectual property intangibles are widely used by analysts and investors in the software industry.
Stock-based Compensation Expense
The company has incurred stock-based compensation expense as determined under ASC 718 (formerly SFAS 123R) for the quarters ending on or after September 30, 2005, and under APB 25 for earlier comparable periods in its GAAP financial results. Since stock-based compensation is a non-cash charge, the company excludes this item for the purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. In addition, the exclusion of stock-based compensation from the non-GAAP measures is done to allow a consistent basis for investors to understand the company's financial performance on a trended basis across many historical periods, allow investors to evaluate the company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the company's management, and allow a comparison with other peer companies in the software industry, many of whom use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. The very nature of the stock-based compensation expense also makes it very difficult to estimate prospectively, since the expense will vary with changes in the stock price and market conditions at the time of new grants, varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and different award types, making the comparison of current results with forward-looking guidance potentially difficult for investors to interpret. The tax effects of stock-based compensation expenses may also vary significantly from period to period, without any change in underlying operational performance, thereby obscuring the underlying profitability of core revenue-generating operations relative to prior periods (including prior periods following the adoption of ASC 718, formerly SFAS 123R). Finally, the company believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude stock-based compensation are widely used by analysts and investors in the software industry.
Income Tax Adjustment
Income taxes represent a complex element of any company's income statement and effective tax rates can vary widely from year to year and from company to company, especially in periods in which adjustments are made to a company's valuation reserve for deferred tax assets. The company uses a statutory tax rate of 34% to reflect income tax adjustments in presentation of its non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. Utilization of a statutory tax rate for presentation of the non-GAAP measures is done to allow a consistent basis for investors to understand the company's financial performance on a trended basis across many historical periods, allow investors to evaluate the company's performance using the same methodology and information as that used by the company's management, and allow a comparison with other peer companies in the software industry, many of whom use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. Finally, the company believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that are based on more standardized statutory tax rates are widely used by analysts and investors in the software industry.