Commvault Announces Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Financial Results

July 27, 2021 at 7:45 AM EDT
--- First quarter software and products revenue up 7% year over year ---
--- Annualized recurring revenue (ARR) up 13% year over year ---
--- $90 million of share repurchases ---

TINTON FALLS, N.J., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 

First quarter highlights include:



First quarter

GAAP Results:



Revenues


$183.4 million

Income from Operations (EBIT)


$15.5 million

EBIT Margin


8.4%

Diluted Earnings Per Share


$0.29




Non-GAAP Results:



Income from Operations (EBIT)


$41.0 million

EBIT Margin


22.4%

Diluted Earnings Per Share


$0.62

Commvault [NASDAQ: CVLT] today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2021

"We are pleased that the momentum from the prior fiscal year continued into our first quarter," said Sanjay Mirchandani, President and CEO. "We remain confident that our transformation has put us in position to thrive in a post-pandemic world and achieve the financial targets laid out in January."

Total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 were $183.4 million, an increase of 6% year over year.  Total recurring revenue was $142.2 million, representing 78% of total revenue. 

Annualized recurring revenue (ARR), which is the annualized value of all active Commvault recurring revenue streams at the end of the reporting period, was $532.8 million as of June 30, 2021, up 13% from June 30, 2020.

Software and products revenue was $82.2 million, an increase of 7% year over year.  The year over year increase in software and products revenue was driven by a 23% increase in revenue from portfolio deals (deals less than $0.1 million in software and products revenue).

Larger deal revenue (deals with greater than $0.1 million and software and products revenue) represented 69% of our software and products revenue in the three months ended June 30, 2021.  The number of larger deal revenue transactions increased 34% year over year to 185 deals for the three months ended June 30, 2021. The average dollar amount of larger deal revenue transactions was approximately $305,000.

Services revenue in the quarter was $101.3 million, an increase of 5% year over year.

On a GAAP basis, income from operations (EBIT) was $15.5 million for the first quarter compared to $6.7 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP EBIT was $41.0 million in the quarter compared to $32.5 million in the prior year.

Operating cash flow totaled $37.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to $15.3 million in the prior year quarter.  Total cash and short-term investments were $359.1 million as of June 30, 2021 compared to $397.2 million as of March 31, 2021.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2022, Commvault repurchased 1,249,200 shares of its common stock totaling $90.0 million at an average price of approximately $72.08 per share.  

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."

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, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and annualized recurring revenue (ARR).  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 provides 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.  Commvault has also provided software and products, 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 as well as restructuring costs.  Commvault has also excluded certain costs related to key employees of Hedvig and, for fiscal year 2021, the noncash amortization of intangible assets from its non-GAAP results. These expenses are further discussed in Table IV.  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.  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 that 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 the 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 earnings per share (EPS).  In addition to the adjustments discussed in non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS incorporates a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 27%. 

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 rates in recent fiscal years were not meaningful percentages due to the dollar amount of GAAP pre-tax income.  For the same reason as the GAAP tax rates, the estimated cash tax rates in recent fiscal years are not meaningful percentages. 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. Over time, Commvault believes its GAAP and cash tax rates will align.

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, July 27, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss quarterly results. To access this call, dial 844-742-4247 (domestic) or 661-378-9470 (international). The live webcast can be accessed under the "Events" section of Commvault's website. An archived webcast of this conference call will also be available following the call.

About Commvault
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault's converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,600 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 visit www.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 Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Revenues:




Software and products

$

82,162



$

76,554


Services

101,259



96,446


Total revenues

183,421



173,000


Cost of revenues:




Software and products

2,306



5,847


Services

22,969



18,704


Total cost of revenues

25,275



24,551


Gross margin

158,146



148,449


Operating expenses:




Sales and marketing

76,361



81,676


Research and development

36,135



31,142


General and administrative

26,429



21,559


Restructuring

1,446



2,324


Depreciation and amortization

2,281



5,065


Total operating expenses

142,652



141,766


Income from operations

15,494



6,683


Interest income

134



343


Income before income taxes

15,628



7,026


Income tax expense

1,731



4,743


Net income

$

13,897



$

2,283


Net income per common share:




Basic

$

0.30



$

0.05


Diluted

$

0.29



$

0.05


Weighted average common shares outstanding:




Basic

46,180



46,191


Diluted

48,167



46,503


 

 

Table II

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




June 30,


March 31,



2021


2021

ASSETS

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

359,149



$

397,237


Trade accounts receivable, net


158,862



188,126


Other current assets


23,868



22,237


Total current assets


541,879



607,600







Property and equipment, net


111,778



112,779


Operating lease assets


19,666



20,778


Deferred commissions cost


40,352



38,444


Goodwill


112,435



112,435


Other assets


13,278



12,137


Total assets


$

839,388



$

904,173







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

136



$

374


Accrued liabilities


87,141



112,148


Current portion of operating lease liabilities


7,263



7,469


Deferred revenue


252,743



253,211


Total current liabilities


347,283



373,202







Deferred revenue, less current portion


120,915



119,231


Deferred tax liabilities, net


762



761


Long-term operating lease liabilities


14,351



15,419


Other liabilities


1,539



1,526







Total stockholders' equity


354,538



394,034


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

839,388



$

904,173


 

 

Table III

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Cash flows from operating activities




Net income

$

13,897



$

2,283


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




Depreciation and amortization

2,593



5,378


Noncash stock-based compensation

21,811



18,951


Amortization of deferred commissions cost

4,166



4,567


Impairment of operating lease assets



467


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Trade accounts receivable, net

34,054



(11,384)


Operating lease assets and liabilities, net

(153)



(520)


Other current assets and Other assets

(7,594)



7,289


Deferred commissions cost

(5,941)



(5,646)


Accounts payable

(241)



(159)


Accrued liabilities

(26,067)



(7,699)


Deferred revenue

669



(543)


Other liabilities

17



2,301


Net cash provided by operating activities

37,211



15,285


Cash flows from investing activities




Proceeds from maturity of short-term investments



32,800


Purchase of property and equipment, net

(1,442)



(1,643)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(1,442)



31,157


Cash flows from financing activities




Repurchase of common stock

(90,048)




Proceeds from stock-based compensation plans

15,435



231


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(74,613)



231


Effects of exchange rate — changes in cash

756



2,677


Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(38,088)



49,350


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

397,237



296,082


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

359,149



$

345,432


 

 

Table IV

Commvault Systems, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Financial Information
 (In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation:




GAAP income from operations

$

15,494



$

6,683


Noncash stock-based compensation (1)

21,689



18,894


FICA and payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation (2)

963



332


Restructuring (3)

1,446



2,324


Hedvig deferred payments (4)

1,406



1,406


Amortization of intangible assets (5)



2,825


Non-GAAP income from operations

$

40,998



$

32,464






GAAP net income

$

13,897



$

2,283


Noncash stock-based compensation (1)

21,689



18,894


FICA and payroll tax expense related to stock-based compensation (2)

963



332


Restructuring (3)

1,446



2,324


Hedvig deferred payments (4)

1,406



1,406


Amortization of intangible assets (5)



2,825


Non-GAAP provision for income taxes adjustment (6)

(9,375)



(4,115)


Non-GAAP net income

$

30,026



$

23,949






Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

48,167



46,503


Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.62



$

0.51





Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Subscription software and products revenue

$

49,518



$

51,194


Perpetual software and products revenue

32,644



25,360


Total software and products revenue

$

82,162



$

76,554


Subscription as a % of total software and products revenue

60%


67%




Three Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020

Subscription software and products revenue

$

49,518



$

51,194


Recurring support and services revenue

92,650



89,897


Total recurring revenue

$

142,168



$

141,091


Percentage of total revenues

78%


82%





Perpetual software and products revenue

$

32,644



$

25,360


Non-recurring services revenue

8,609



6,549


Total non-recurring revenue

$

41,253



$

31,909


Percentage of total revenues

22%


18%





Total Revenue (7)

$

183,421



$

173,000







Measures at period ending ($000s)


June 30, 2020


March 31, 2021


June 30, 2021

Annualized Recurring Revenue (8)

$

471,608


$

517,948



$

532,849
















Three Months Ended June 30, 2021


Americas


EMEA


APJ



Total


Software and Products Revenue

$

51,787


$

21,341


$

9,034



$

82,162


Customer Support Revenue

51,874


26,774


10,321



88,969


Other Services Revenue

7,310


3,428


1,552



12,290


Total Revenue

$

110,971


$

51,543


$

20,907



$

183,421











Three Months Ended June 30, 2020


Americas


EMEA


APJ



Total

Software and Products Revenue

$

50,645


$

18,795


$

7,114



$

76,554


Customer Support Revenue

55,238


23,310


10,095



88,643


Other Services Revenue

4,113


2,555


1,135



7,803


Total Revenue

$

109,996


$

44,660


$

18,344



$

173,000








Three Months Ended June 30, 2021



Sequential


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP software and products revenue reconciliation





  GAAP software and products revenue


$

82,162



$

82,162


      Adjustment for currency impact


(275)



(3,080)


Non-GAAP software and products revenue on a constant currency basis (9)


$

81,887



$

79,082









Three Months Ended June 30, 2021



Sequential


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP services revenue reconciliation





  GAAP services revenue


$

101,259



$

101,259


      Adjustment for currency impact


(180)



(4,450)


Non-GAAP services revenue on a constant currency basis (9)


$

101,079



$

96,809









Three Months Ended June 30, 2021



Sequential


Year Over Year

Non-GAAP total revenue reconciliation





  GAAP total revenues


$

183,421



$

183,421


      Adjustment for currency impact


(455)



(7,530)


Non-GAAP total revenues on a constant currency basis (9)


$

182,966



$

175,891


 

 

Footnotes - Adjustments


(1)

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





Three Months Ended June 30,



2021


2020


Cost of services revenue

$

1,185



$

666



Sales and marketing

7,308



7,204



Research and development

7,185



5,941



General and administrative

6,011



5,083



Stock-based compensation expense

$

21,689



$

18,894





The table above excludes stock-based compensation expense related to the Company's restructuring activities described below in footnote three.



(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)

In recent fiscal years, Commvault initiated restructuring plans to increase efficiency in its sales, marketing and distribution functions as well as reduce costs across all functional areas.  These restructuring charges relate primarily to severance and related costs associated with headcount reductions, as well as the closure of offices.  Restructuring includes stock-based compensation related to modifications of awards granted to former employees.  Management believes, when used as a supplement to GAAP results, that the exclusion of these charges will help investors and financial analysts understand Commvault's operating results and underlying operational trends as compared to prior periods.



(4)

In connection with the acquisition of Hedvig Inc., certain Hedvig shareholders will receive cash payments for the 30 months following the date of acquisition, subject to their continued employment with Commvault.  While these payments are proportionate to these shareholders' ownership of Hedvig, under GAAP they are accounted for as compensation expense within Research and development expenses over the course of the 30 month service period.  Management believes, when used as a supplement to GAAP results, that the exclusion of these non-routine expenses will help investors and financial analysts understand Commvault's operating results and underlying operational trends as compared to prior periods.



(5)

Represents noncash amortization of intangible assets.



(6)

The provision for income taxes is adjusted to reflect Commvault's estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate of 27%.



(7)

This table includes the following financial metrics that are derived from Commvault's GAAP recognized revenue:




Subscription software and products revenue - The amounts included on this line include the software and product portion of a) non-cancellable term-based, or subscription, licenses that expire at the end of the contractual term; and b) "pay-as-you-go" utility arrangements based on product usage that are structured with no guaranteed minimums.  These revenues are included in Software and Products Revenue on Commvault's Consolidated Statement of Operations.




Perpetual software and products revenue - The amounts included on this line are primarily associated with revenue from the sale of perpetual software licenses.  These revenues are included in Software and Products Revenue on Commvault's Consolidated Statement of Operations.




Recurring support and services revenue - The amounts included on this line consist primarily of maintenance and support revenues associated with the sale of both subscription and perpetual software arrangements.  This revenue is included in Services Revenue on Commvault's Consolidated Statement of Operations. This line also includes revenue from software-as-a-service arrangements.




Non-recurring services revenue - The amounts included on this line are primarily revenues associated with Commvault's installation and consultation services.  These revenues are included in Services Revenue on Commvault's Consolidated Statement of Operations.




Management believes that reviewing these metrics, in addition to GAAP results, helps investors and financial analysts understand the recurring nature of certain revenue amounts and trends as compared to prior periods. 




Note that nearly all of Commvault's software and product revenue is related to solutions that are run in the customer's environment.  As a result, as required under ASC 606, substantially all of Commvault's software and product revenue is recognized at a point in time, when it is delivered to the customer, and not ratably over the course of a contractual period.  This is the case for both perpetual software licenses and subscription software licenses. Metallic, Commvault's software-as-a-service offering is recognized over time as services revenue.



(8)

Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) is defined as the annualized recurring value of all active contracts at the end of a reporting period.  It includes the following contract types: subscription agreements (including utility), maintenance contracts related to perpetual licenses, other extended maintenance contracts (enterprise support), managed services, and Metallic.  It excludes any element of the deal arrangement that is not expected to recur, primarily perpetual licenses and most professional services.  Contracts will be annualized by dividing the total contract value by the number of days in the contract term, then multiplying by 365.




ARR should be viewed independently of GAAP revenue, deferred revenue and unbilled revenue and is not intended to be combined with or to replace those items. ARR is not a forecast of future revenue. Management believes that reviewing this metric, in addition to GAAP results, helps investors and financial analysts understand the value of Commvault's recurring revenue streams versus prior periods. 



(9)

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 of fiscal 2022. 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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