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Fourth quarter constant currency revenue up 2% sequentially

TINTON FALLS, N.J., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Highlights Include:



Fourth Quarter


Fiscal 2015

GAAP Results:





Revenues


$150.7 million


$607.5 million

Income from Operations (EBIT)


$4.8 million


$38.8 million

EBIT Margin


3.2%


6.4%

Diluted Earnings Per Share


$0.07


$0.54






Non-GAAP Results:





Income from Operations (EBIT)


$20.3 million


$104.7 million

EBIT Margin


13.5%


17.2%

Diluted Earnings Per Share


$0.27


$1.40

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

Commvault is the leader in data protection and information management software solutions.

N. Robert Hammer, Commvault's Chairman, President and CEO stated, "Commvault achieved record full year revenue and operating cash flows in fiscal 2015 despite significant foreign exchange headwinds.  For the full fiscal year, total revenues were up 6% on a constant currency basis, and operating cash flows were $123.8 million.  We continued to make significant progress on our key transformation initiatives.  The market response to our stand-alone solutions remains encouraging and our product strategy is being driven by our business unit structure which is providing much more comprehensive leadership to our product initiatives.  For the quarter, our financial results were mixed.  On the positive side, we had strong sequential software revenue growth in the Americas demonstrating building momentum related to our Americas turnaround plan.  These positive sequential results in the Americas were offset by lower than forecasted results in both our EMEA and APAC regions, which were impacted by foreign currency headwinds."

"Looking forward, our objective is to deliver substantially improved software revenue growth rates in the second half of fiscal 2016.  We continue to make significant progress in our product, pricing and productivity related initiatives for us to achieve both this objective and also execute against our long-term strategy," Hammer concluded.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 were $150.7 million, a decrease of 4% over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and a decrease of 1% sequentially.  On a constant currency basis, total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 2% compared to the year over year and sequential quarters.  Software revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $70.1 million, a decrease of 11% year-over-year and a decrease of 2% sequentially.  On a constant currency basis, software revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 decreased 5% compared to the year over year quarter and increased 1% on a sequential basis.  Services revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $80.7 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year and a decrease of 1% sequentially.  On a constant currency basis, services revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 9% compared to the year over year quarter and increased 2% on a sequential basis.

For the full fiscal year, total revenues were $607.5 million, an increase of 4% over fiscal 2014.  On a constant currency basis, total revenues for the full fiscal year increased 6% over fiscal 2014.  Software revenue for the full fiscal year was $283.3 million, a decrease of 4% from fiscal 2014.  On a constant currency basis, software revenue for the full fiscal year decreased 1% over fiscal 2014.  Services revenue for the full fiscal year was $324.3 million, an increase of 11% from fiscal 2014.  On a constant currency basis, services revenue for the full fiscal year increased 13% over fiscal 2014.

On a GAAP basis, income from operations (EBIT) was $4.8 million for the fourth quarter compared to $24.9 million in the same period of the prior year.  Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased to $20.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to $40.3 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year.  On a sequential basis, non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased 20% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

On a GAAP basis, income from operations (EBIT) for the full fiscal year was $38.8 million.  Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased 31% to $104.7 million in fiscal 2015 compared to $151.9 million in fiscal 2014.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, Commvault reported net income of $3.4 million, a decrease of $12.3 million compared to the same period of the prior year.  Non-GAAP net income for the quarter decreased to $12.8 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, from $25.5 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year.

For the full fiscal year, Commvault reported net income of $25.7 million, a decrease of $38.4 million compared to fiscal 2014.  Non-GAAP net income for the full fiscal year decreased to $66.0 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, from $96.2 million, or $1.94 per diluted share, in fiscal 2014.

Operating cash flow totaled $36.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 which was a decrease of $3.9 million, or 10%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. For the full fiscal year, operating cash flow was $123.8 million, an increase of 4% compared to $119.1 million for fiscal 2014. Total cash and short-term investments were $387.6 million as of March 31, 2015 compared to $482.7 million as of March 31, 2014.  We made no borrowings against our line of credit during fiscal 2015.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in Financial Statement Table IV included in this press release.  An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Recent Business Highlights:

  • On March 4, 2015, Commvault announced that top industry technology visionaries have joined its leadership team. The addition of leaders from companies such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Cisco, PwC and EMC signals the continuation of Commvault Next, the company's business transformation for sales, go-to-market strategies, pricing and packaging and technology innovation. Commvault also announced that it had realigned its structure to create business units to more directly match how customers evaluate, deploy, operate, and purchase technology.
  • On February 16, 2015, Commvault announced that Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, has chosen Commvault's industry-leading backup solution to power its "Backup-as-a-Service" offerings for its alliances community.
  • On February 12, 2015, Commvault announced that its data management platform would be available via European cloud hosting partners through a new strategic aggregator partnership with Crayon, a global leader in service provider licensing, management and consultancy. Under the partnership, Commvault's industry leading data management software platform, Simpana®, will be integrated into Crayon's portfolio of leased software solutions for European-based cloud hosting service providers.
  • On February 2, 2015, Commvault announced an arrangement with NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, to extend the data protection capabilities of Simpana® software to NaviSite's NaviCloud® portfolio. Commvault will provide data protection and management capabilities for customers using NaviCloud Director, an enterprise-class cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution offered directly to customers via an intuitive self-service portal, and also delivered in conjunction with NaviSite's broad portfolio of managed services.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Commvault has provided in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures:  non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP income from operations margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share.  This selected financial information has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Commvault uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate its business and make operating decisions.  In addition, Commvault believes these non-GAAP operating measures are useful to investors, when used as a supplement to GAAP financial measures, in evaluating Commvault's ongoing operational performance.  Commvault believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends, and in comparing its financial results with other companies in Commvault's industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to the investment community.  Finally, Commvault has provided software, services and total revenues on a constant currency basis.  Commvault analyzes revenue growth on a constant currency basis in order to provide a comparable framework for assessing how the business performed excluding the effect of foreign currency fluctuations.

All of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.   Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are provided in Table IV included in this press release.

Non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin.  These non-GAAP financial measures exclude noncash stock-based compensation charges and additional FICA and related payroll tax expense incurred by Commvault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards.  In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, Commvault also excluded certain expenses related to its planned move into a new corporate campus headquarters.  Commvault believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful metrics for management and investors because they compare Commvault's core operating results over multiple periods.  When evaluating the performance of Commvault's operating results and developing short and long term plans, Commvault does not consider such expenses.  Although noncash stock-based compensation and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses are necessary to attract and retain employees, Commvault places its primary emphasis on stockholder dilution as compared to the accounting charges related to such equity compensation plans.  In addition, because of the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions such as volatility, which are outside of Commvault's control and the variety of awards that companies can issue, Commvault believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude noncash stock-based compensation expense and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred on stock option exercises and vesting of restricted stock awards allow investors to make meaningful comparisons between Commvault's operating results and those of other companies.

There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin.  The most significant limitation is that these non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain operating costs, primarily related to noncash stock-based compensation, which is of a recurring nature.  Noncash stock-based compensation has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in Commvault's operating results.  In addition, noncash stock-based compensation is an important part of Commvault's employees' compensation and can have a significant impact on their performance.  Lastly, the components Commvault excludes in its non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the components that its peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP financial measures.

Commvault's management generally compensates for limitations described above related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures by providing investors with a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Further, Commvault management uses non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS.  Non-GAAP net income excludes noncash stock-based compensation, the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred by Commvault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards, and in fiscal 2015 certain expenses related to the move into a new corporate campus headquarters.  In addition, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS incorporate a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014.

Commvault anticipates that in any given period its non-GAAP tax rate may be either higher or lower than the GAAP tax rate as evidenced by historical fluctuations.  The GAAP tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was 29% and the GAAP tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was 38%.  On an annual basis, the GAAP tax rate over the past three fiscal years was 34% for fiscal 2015, 37% for fiscal 2014 and 35% for fiscal 2013.  In addition, Commvault's cash tax rate has been lower than its GAAP tax rate in recent fiscal years.  The cash tax rate over the past three fiscal years is estimated to be 26% for fiscal 2015, 18% for fiscal 2014 and 12% for fiscal 2013.  Commvault expects that its cash tax rate will approach its annual GAAP tax rate over the next one to two fiscal years.  Commvault defines its cash tax rate as the total amount of cash income taxes payable for the fiscal year divided by consolidated GAAP pre-tax income.

Commvault measured itself to non-GAAP tax rates of 37% in fiscal 2015 and will continue to measure itself to a non-GAAP tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2016.  Commvault believes that the use of a non-GAAP tax rate is a useful measure as it allows management and investors to compare its operating results on a more consistent basis over the multiple periods presented in its earnings release without the impact of significant variations in the tax rate as more fully described above.  It is also more reflective of the increase in the cash tax rate as it approaches the GAAP tax rate in the next one to two fiscal years.  Non-GAAP EPS is derived from non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted average shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis.

Commvault considers non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS useful metrics for Commvault management and its investors for the same basic reasons that Commvault uses non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. In addition, the same limitations as well as management actions to compensate for such limitations described above also apply to Commvault's use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS.

Conference Call Information

Commvault will host a conference call today, May 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results.  To access this call, dial 800-708-4540 (domestic) or 847-619-6397 (international).  Investors can also access the webcast by visiting www.commvault.com. The live webcast and replay will be hosted under the "Events" section of the website. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available following the call.

About Commvault

A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides Commvault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. Commvault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. Commvault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only Commvault can offer. Information about Commvault is available at www.commvault.com. Commvault's corporate headquarters is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions, outcome of litigation and others. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties affecting Commvault's business, see "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our annual report in Form 10-K. Statements regarding Commvault's beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.  Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.  The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

©1999-2015 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the "CV" logo, Commvault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, Simpana, Simpana OnePass, Commvault Galaxy, Commvault Edge, Unified Data Management, QiNetix, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, IntelliSnap, ROMS and CommValue, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Table I

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


Year Ended

March 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenues:








Software

$

70,052



$

79,041



$

283,254



$

294,411


Services

80,683



77,778



324,289



291,929


Total revenues

150,735



156,819



607,543



586,340


Cost of revenues:








Software

608



620



2,442



2,588


Services

20,306



19,249



79,626



71,713


Total cost of revenues

20,914



19,869



82,068



74,301


Gross margin

129,821



136,950



525,475



512,039


Operating expenses:








Sales and marketing

86,047



75,589



335,980



283,304


Research and development

16,800



15,342



64,143



55,134


General and administrative

19,713



19,559



78,063



67,106


Depreciation and amortization

2,492



1,580



8,505



6,075


Total operating expenses

125,052



112,070



486,691



411,619


Income from operations

4,769



24,880



38,784



100,420


Interest expense

(219)





(665)




Interest income

181



215



773



890


Income before income taxes

4,731



25,095



38,892



101,310


Income tax expense

1,379



9,438



13,242



37,246


Net income

$

3,352



$

15,657



$

25,650



$

64,064


Net income per common share:








Basic

$

0.07



$

0.33



$

0.56



$

1.36


Diluted

$

0.07



$

0.32



$

0.54



$

1.29


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

45,017



47,141



45,464



46,976


Diluted

46,626



49,416



47,222



49,642


 

Table II

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)









March 31,


March 31,



2015


2014

ASSETS

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

337,673



$

457,733


Short-term investments


49,936



24,976


Trade accounts receivable, net


117,716



118,527


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


20,084



11,329


Deferred tax assets, net


16,142



17,966


Total current assets


541,551



630,531







Deferred tax assets, net


24,903



28,737


Property and equipment, net


140,208



88,901


Other assets


6,804



7,215


Total assets


$

713,466



$

755,384







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

860



$

1,218


Accrued liabilities


72,757



76,166


Deferred revenue


184,312



166,143


Total current liabilities


257,929



243,527







Deferred revenue, less current portion


45,423



43,432


Other liabilities


3,104



5,847







Total stockholders' equity


407,010



462,578


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

713,466



$

755,384


 

Table III

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended
March 31,


Year Ended

March 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Cash flows from operating activities









Net income


$

3,352



$

15,657



$

25,650



$

64,064


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:









Depreciation and amortization


2,814



1,613



9,046



6,207


Noncash stock-based compensation


15,162



14,588



60,663



49,124


Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation


(836)



(8,224)



(5,057)



(28,337)


Deferred income taxes


2,269



(5,995)



4,072



(6,430)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Trade accounts receivable


(6,626)



(12,779)



(6,581)



(33,482)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(1,224)



(2,850)



(11,907)



3,948


Other assets


651



(515)



1,229



(160)


Accounts payable


(313)



(1,763)



(267)



(2,695)


Accrued liabilities


7,128



25,130



13,221



43,187


Deferred revenue


14,376



16,317



35,818



25,156


Other liabilities


(771)



(1,260)



(2,040)



(1,445)


Net cash provided by operating activities


35,982



39,919



123,847



119,137


Cash flows from investing activities









Purchase of short-term investments


(12,475)



(2,998)



(68,933)



(28,976)


Proceeds from maturity of short-term investments


12,495



3,000



43,973



5,948


Purchases for corporate campus headquarters


(8,989)



(18,735)



(59,297)



(62,214)


Purchase of property and equipment


(2,042)



(982)



(5,784)



(4,916)


Net cash used in investing activities


(11,011)



(19,715)



(90,041)



(90,158)


Cash flows from financing activities









Repurchase of common stock




(50,030)



(155,125)



(50,030)


Debt issuance costs






(1,262)




Proceeds from the exercise of stock options


5,633



4,240



17,690



17,615


Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation


836



8,224



5,057



28,337


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


6,469



(37,566)



(133,640)



(4,078)


Effects of exchange rate — changes in cash


(8,713)



(438)



(20,226)



(1,132)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


22,727



(17,800)



(120,060)



23,769


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


314,946



475,533



457,733



433,964


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

337,673



$

457,733



$

337,673



$

457,733


 

Table IV

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended
March 31,


Year Ended

March 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation:









GAAP income from operations


$

4,769


$

24,880


$

38,784


$

100,420

Noncash stock-based compensation (1)


15,162


14,588


60,663


49,124

FICA and related payroll tax expense on stock option exercises and
    vesting on restricted stock awards (2)


368


805


1,143


2,308

Adjustment to exclude expenses related to corporate campus
    headquarters relocation (3)




4,141


Non-GAAP income from operations


$

20,299


$

40,273


$

104,731


$

151,852










GAAP net income


$

3,352


$

15,657


$

25,650


$

64,064

Noncash stock-based compensation (1)


15,162


14,588


60,663


49,124

FICA and related payroll tax expense on stock option exercises and 
    vesting on restricted stock awards (2)


368


805


1,143


2,308

Adjustment to exclude expenses related to corporate campus
    headquarters relocation (3)




4,141


Non-GAAP provision for income taxes adjustment (4)


(6,118)


(5,543)


(25,549)


(19,268)

Non-GAAP net income


$

12,764


$

25,507


$

66,048


$

96,228










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


46,626


49,416


47,222


49,642

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share


$

0.27


$

0.52


$

1.40


$

1.94

 



Three Months Ended March 31,
2015


Year Ended
March 31, 2015



Sequential


Year Over Year


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP software revenue reconciliation







  GAAP software revenue


$

70,052


$

70,052


$

283,254

      Adjustment for currency impact


2,337


4,780


7,087

Non-GAAP software revenue on a constant currency basis (5)


$

72,389


$

74,832


$

290,341










Three Months Ended March 31,
2015


Year Ended

March 31, 2015



Sequential


Year Over Year


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP services revenue reconciliation







  GAAP services revenue


$

80,683


$

80,683


$

324,289

      Adjustment for currency impact


2,384


4,459


5,678

Non-GAAP services revenue on a constant currency basis (5)


$

83,067


$

85,142


$

329,967










Three Months Ended March 31,
2015


Year Ended

March 31, 2015



Sequential


Year Over Year


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP total revenue reconciliation







  GAAP total revenues


$

150,735


$

150,735


$

607,543

      Adjustment for currency impact


4,721


9,239


12,765

Non-GAAP total revenues on a constant currency basis (5)


$

155,456


$

159,974


$

620,308

 

Footnotes - Adjustments

(1)  Represents noncash stock-based compensation charges associated with stock options, restricted stock units granted and our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  Those amounts are represented as follows:



Three Months Ended
March 31,


Year Ended March 31,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Cost of services revenue


$

744


$

420


$

2,930


$

1,428

Sales and marketing


6,713


6,477


26,853


20,813

Research and development


1,624


1,395


5,908


4,512

General and administrative


6,081


6,296


24,972


22,371

Stock-based compensation expense


$

15,162


$

14,588


$

60,663


$

49,124

 

(2)  Represents additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred by Commvault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards.

(3)  Commvault completed the move of its Global Corporate Headquarters in fiscal 2015.  In connection with this planned move, the Company incurred certain non-routine expenses that management has concluded are not representative of the ongoing business. As a result, these expenses have been excluded from non-GAAP results in order to understand, manage and evaluate the business and make operating decisions.  These expenses include the lease termination charge related to the previous headquarters location, accelerated depreciation on assets associated with the previous location and moving related expenses.

(4)  The provision for income taxes is adjusted to reflect Commvault's estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 37% in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014.

(5)  Revenues on a constant currency basis are calculated using the average foreign exchange rates from a previous period and applying these rates to foreign-denominated revenues in the corresponding period during fiscal 2015. The difference between revenue calculated based on these foreign exchange rates and revenues calculated in accordance with GAAP is listed as adjustment for currency impact in the table above.

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