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TINTON FALLS, N.J., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Second Quarter Highlights Include:



Second quarter

GAAP Results:



Revenues


$159.3 million

Loss from Operations (EBIT)


$(0.8) million

EBIT Margin


(0.5)%

Diluted Loss Per Share


$(0.01)




Non-GAAP Results:



Income from Operations (EBIT)


$18.2 million

EBIT Margin


11.4%

Diluted Earnings Per Share


$0.25

 

Commvault [NASDAQ: CVLT] today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016. 

Commvault is the leader in enterprise data protection and information management

N. Robert Hammer, Commvault's Chairman, President and CEO stated, "We achieved strong second quarter financial performance which was highlighted by 22% year-over-year software revenue growth driven by a significant increase in the number of enterprise revenue transactions across all of our geographic regions.  In addition, focused efforts by our marketing and field organizations during the quarter contributed to continued growth of our sales funnels.  We anticipate that our recent business momentum combined with innovations announced earlier this month at Commvault GO 2016, our inaugural global customer conference, should provide a stronger foundation for continued growth. These innovations include enhanced stand-alone solutions for disaster recovery, dev test, application management and Software Defined Data Services for big data workloads and digital repository environments. We continue to believe we are in an excellent position to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us, including both increasing our market share in our core data management business as well as expanding our cloud-based offering footprint."

Total revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $159.3 million, an increase of 13% year-over-year, and 5% sequentially.  Software revenue was $70.5 million, an increase of 22% year-over-year, and 10% sequentially.  Services revenue in the quarter was $88.9 million, an increase of 7% year-over-year, and flat on a sequential basis.

On a GAAP basis, loss from operations (EBIT) was $0.8 million for the second quarter compared to a loss of $4.6 million in the prior year.  Non-GAAP EBIT increased 68% to $18.2 million in the quarter compared to $10.9 million in the prior year.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2017, Commvault reported a GAAP net loss of $0.6 million, or a $0.01 loss per diluted share.  Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $11.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, versus $0.15 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Operating cash flow totaled $20.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 compared to $9.6 million in the prior year quarter. Total cash and short-term investments were $439.6 million as of September 30, 2016 compared to $387.2 million as of March 31, 2016.  During the quarter, there were no borrowings against the revolving credit facility or repurchases of Commvault's shares. As of October 25, 2016, there is $93.1 million available under the share repurchase program that currently expires on March 31, 2017.

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:

  • From October 3-6, 2016, Commvault hosted its inaugural customer conference, Commvault GO.  With more than 1,200 attendees, the event was a sellout, and included both private and public sector customers and prospects, along with, partners, industry analysts and experts, with all topics dedicated to helping customers better protect and activate their data.  Attendees were presented with learning sessions and hands-on labs to address best practices for today's modern data centers, the move to the cloud, backup, application recovery and more. Response to the event has been overwhelmingly positive as Commvault looks to begin planning for next year.
  • On October 4, 2016, Commvault introduced innovations in the Commvault Data Platform extending its leadership in the backup, recovery and archive space. Commvault's latest innovations build on its open API architecture to provide new levels of openness offering customers flexibility of choice in infrastructure, platform, compute and storage providers; extended automated platform orchestration for more efficient management of IT; and new user interfaces simplifying how business users leverage the platform. Commvault also announced new Software Defined Data Services, designed to enable customers to leverage new solutions specifically tailored to big data and digital workloads. 
  • On October 4, 2016, Commvault also announced that customers running SAP HANA can gain greater business value from their data and improve IT efficiencies as the 11th version of the company's solutions portfolio (v11) – Commvault Software and the Commvault Data Platform – had achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP HANA® platform on IBM® Power Systems.
  • On July 11, 2016, Commvault announced that it launched new Reference Architectures with alliance partner Cisco to give customers and partners an easy-to-buy, pre-optimized and validated solution for simplified data protection and recovery using Commvault's Software deployed on the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS) infrastructure.  Commvault also announced support into Cisco's HyperFlex hyperconvergence system to help organizations protect data workloads and applications across virtualized and cloud infrastructures.

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.

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. 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.  Commvault has also excluded its share of earnings from its equity method investment. In addition, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS incorporate a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016.

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. On an annual basis, the GAAP tax rate was 37% for fiscal 2014 and 34% for fiscal 2015.  The GAAP tax rates for fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 are not meaningful percentages due to the dollar amount of GAAP pre-tax income. From a cash tax perspective, the cash tax rate is estimated to be 18% for fiscal 2014 and 26% for fiscal 2015.  For the same reason as the GAAP tax rates, the estimated cash tax rates for fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 are not meaningful percentages.  Estimated cash taxes to be paid for both fiscal 2016 and 2017 are expected to be less than $5 millionCommvault 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. Over the next few years, Commvault believes its GAAP and cash tax rates will align.

Commvault measured itself to non-GAAP tax rates of 37% in fiscal 2016 and will continue to measure itself to a non-GAAP tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2017.  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. 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, October 25, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results.  To access this call, dial 844-742-4247 (domestic) or 661-378-9470 (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

Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry's leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault's sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,500 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit commvault.com.

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 IA. Risk Factors" in our annual report in Form 10-K and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our most recent quarter report in Form 10-Q. 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.

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Table I

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Loss

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended
September 30,


Six Months Ended
September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Revenues:








Software

$

70,457



$

57,567



$

134,394



$

114,060


Services

88,876



83,175



177,352



165,805


Total revenues

159,333



140,742



311,746



279,865


Cost of revenues:








Software

773



528



1,534



1,065


Services

20,884



20,411



41,118



40,421


Total cost of revenues

21,657



20,939



42,652



41,486


Gross margin

137,676



119,803



269,094



238,379


Operating expenses:








Sales and marketing

94,789



85,842



187,479



171,624


Research and development

20,221



16,135



39,449



32,913


General and administrative

21,314



19,906



41,252



39,715


Depreciation and amortization

2,109



2,474



4,219



4,936


Total operating expenses

138,433



124,357



272,399



249,188


Loss from operations

(757)



(4,554)



(3,305)



(10,809)


Interest expense

(245)



(234)



(491)



(458)


Interest income

276



199



531



380


Equity in loss of affiliate

(158)





(244)




Loss before income taxes

(884)



(4,589)



(3,509)



(10,887)


Income tax expense (benefit)

(322)



4,647



(903)



(351)


Net loss

$

(562)



$

(9,236)



$

(2,606)



$

(10,536)


Net loss per common share:








Basic

$

(0.01)



$

(0.20)



$

(0.06)



$

(0.23)


Diluted

$

(0.01)



$

(0.20)



$

(0.06)



$

(0.23)


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

44,589



45,437



44,417



45,361


Diluted

44,589



45,437



44,417



45,361


 

 





Table II

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)








September 30,


March 31,



2016


2016

ASSETS

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

321,794



$

288,107


Short-term investments


117,832



99,072


Trade accounts receivable, net


105,676



113,429


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


20,672



16,769


Total current assets


565,974



517,377







Deferred tax assets, net


57,032



49,976


Property and equipment, net


133,051



135,904


Equity method investment


4,335



4,579


Other assets


6,083



6,737


Total assets


$

766,475



$

714,573







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

104



$

309


Accrued liabilities


71,581



69,678


Deferred software revenue


3,335



1,578


Deferred services revenue


189,847



193,399


Total current liabilities


264,867



264,964







Deferred revenue, less current portion


59,243



49,889


Other liabilities


3,825



3,452







Total stockholders' equity


438,540



396,268


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

766,475



$

714,573


 

 




Table III

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended
September 30,


Six Months Ended
September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Cash flows from operating activities








Net loss

$

(562)



$

(9,236)



$

(2,606)



$

(10,536)


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








Depreciation and amortization

2,502



2,859



5,004



5,716


Noncash stock-based compensation

18,703



15,068



36,043



30,289


Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

(909)



(4,114)



(1,201)



(5,899)


Deferred income taxes

(2,947)



(3,081)



(6,921)



(4,527)


Equity in loss of affiliate

158





244




Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Trade accounts receivable

(5,209)



5,597



7,195



31,359


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(711)



(2,042)



(4,307)



(4,807)


Other assets

(70)



470



854



(400)


Accounts payable

(57)



482



(202)



(36)


Accrued liabilities

4,309



7,188



756



(5,860)


Deferred revenue

5,027



(3,778)



9,244



(4,028)


Other liabilities

5



159



183



198


Net cash provided by operating activities

20,239



9,572



44,286



31,469


Cash flows from investing activities








Purchase of short-term investments

(33,310)



(23,411)



(66,609)



(47,849)


Proceeds from maturity of short-term investments

23,411



11,489



47,849



24,979


Purchases for corporate campus headquarters







(2,111)


Purchase of property and equipment

(1,047)



(1,437)



(2,080)



(3,115)


Net cash used in investing activities

(10,946)



(13,359)



(20,840)



(28,096)


Cash flows from financing activities








Repurchase of common stock



(24,991)





(24,991)


Proceeds from stock-based compensation plans

9,903



6,263



11,453



7,977


Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

909



4,114



1,201



5,899


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

10,812



(14,614)



12,654



(11,115)


Effects of exchange rate — changes in cash

(558)



(4,864)



(2,413)



(2,727)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

19,547



(23,265)



33,687



(10,469)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

302,247



350,469



288,107



337,673


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

321,794



$

327,204



$

321,794



$

327,204










 

 




Table IV

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 (In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended
September 30,


Six Months Ended
September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation:








GAAP loss from operations

$

(757)



$

(4,554)



$

(3,305)



$

(10,809)


Noncash stock-based compensation (1)

18,703



15,068



36,043



30,289


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

250



341



466



660


Non-GAAP income from operations

$

18,196



$

10,855



$

33,204



$

20,140










GAAP net loss

$

(562)



$

(9,236)



$

(2,606)



$

(10,536)


Noncash stock-based compensation (1)

18,703



15,068



36,043



30,289


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

250



341



466



660


Equity in loss of affiliate (3)

158





244




Non-GAAP provision for income taxes adjustment (4)

(7,066)



644



(13,203)



(7,774)


Non-GAAP net income

$

11,483



$

6,817



$

20,944



$

12,639










Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (5)

46,698



46,556



46,389



46,687


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$

0.25



$

0.15



$

0.45



$

0.27


 

 

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
September 30,


Six Months Ended
September 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Cost of services revenue

$

964



$

719



$

1,835



$

1,388


Sales and marketing

8,290



6,440



15,961



13,040


Research and development

1,770



1,531



3,448



3,075


General and administrative

7,679



6,378



14,799



12,786


Stock-based compensation expense

$

18,703



$

15,068



$

36,043



$

30,289


















(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)   Represents Commvault's share of loss from its investment in Laitek, Inc.

(4)   The provision for income taxes is adjusted to reflect Commvault's estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 37% in fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016.

(5)   For GAAP purposes the potentially dilutive impact of options and shares associated with our stock-based compensation programs were excluded from the calculation of GAAP loss per share in the three and six months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 because they would have been anti-dilutive.  For purposes of non-GAAP income per share the impact of dilutive options and shares has been included.                                                          

 

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