PTC Announces Q2 Results; Provides Q3 and Updated FY'14 Outlook



Needham, MA, USA, March 29, 2014 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today reported results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 29, 2014.

Highlights

  • Q2 Results:

    • Revenue of $329 million, up 4% over Q2'13 non-GAAP revenue and up 5% on a constant currency basis
    • Non-GAAP EPS of $0.48, up 17% year over year and up 18% on a constant currency basis
    • Non-GAAP operating margin of 24.4%, up 440 basis points year over year on both a reported and constant currency basis
    • GAAP operating margin of 15.6% and GAAP EPS of $0.36
    • Q2 revenue contribution from acquired businesses Enigma (acquired on July 11, 2013), NetIDEAS (acquired on September 5, 2013), and ThingWorx (acquired on December 30, 2013) was $4 million
  • Q3 Guidance:

    • Revenue of $325 to $340 million and non-GAAP EPS of $0.48 to $0.52
    • License revenue of $80 to $95 million
    • GAAP EPS of $0.31 to $0.35
    • Assumes $1.38 USD / EURO and 103 YEN / USD
  • FY'14 Guidance (Revenue increase of $5 million and EPS increase of $0.02):

    • Revenue of $1,335 to $1,350 million and non-GAAP EPS of $2.05 to $2.15
    • License revenue of $355 to $370 million
    • Non-GAAP operating margin of approximately 25%
    • GAAP EPS of $1.40 to $1.50 and GAAP operating margin of approximately 18%
    • Assumes $1.38 USD / EURO and 103 YEN / USD

The Q2 non-GAAP results exclude $12.6 million of stock-based compensation expense, $12.4 million of acquisition-related intangible asset amortization, and $3.9 million of acquisition-related expense. The Q2 non-GAAP EPS results include a tax rate of 25% and 121 million diluted shares outstanding.

Results Commentary

James Heppelmann, president and chief executive officer, commented, "PTC delivered solid operating results, with Q2 revenue and non-GAAP EPS at the high end of our guidance range. License revenue of $85 million increased 8% year over year on a constant currency basis. From a geographic perspective, we saw strength in the Americas and Europe, with 14% and 6% year-over-year constant currency revenue growth, respectively, partially offset by revenue declines in Japan and the Pac Rim, down 10% and 6% on a constant currency basis, respectively." Reported revenue in the Americas and Europe was up 13% and 8%, respectively, and down 21% and 7% in Japan and the Pacific Rim, respectively.

Heppelmann added, "We saw revenue growth across our solution areas, led by our extended PLM and SLM businesses. Extended PLM license revenue grew 12% year over year on a constant currency. Our SLM license revenue (which includes Enigma and ThingWorx revenue) increased 11% year over year on a constant currency basis. We experienced continued recovery in our CAD business, with license revenue up 3% year over year on a constant currency basis." On a reported basis license revenue was up 12% year over year in our extended PLM business, 11% year over year in our SLM business, and 2% year over year in our CAD business.

Heppelmann continued, "We had 35 large deals (recognized license + services revenue of more than $1 million) in Q2'14, up from 24 in Q2'13. We had three mega deals (transactions resulting in recognized license revenue of over $5 million in the quarter) in Q2'14, two in the Americas and one in Europe, compared to one mega deal in Q2'13 in Japan. The mix of large deal revenue in Q2'14 was skewed somewhat more heavily toward license. During the quarter we recognized revenue from leading organizations such as Caleffi, Daktronics, Diebold, Gildan Activewear, Kuhn, NASA, Nissan, and TRW."

Jeff Glidden, chief financial officer, commented, "From a profitability standpoint, we delivered $0.48 non-GAAP EPS, at the high end of our guidance range, driven by a good mix of revenue, improved services margins, and solid cost control. We achieved a 24.4% non-GAAP operating margin, Q2 GAAP EPS of $0.36 and GAAP operating margin of 15.6%. We generated $111 million in operating cash flow and used $112 million for the acquisition of ThingWorx, $40 million for stock repurchases, $50 million to partially repay outstanding amounts under our credit facility, and $5 million for capital expenditures, resulting in an ending cash balance of $270 million."

Outlook Commentary

"While we remain mindful of the uncertain macroeconomic environment, particularly in Asia, we are encouraged by a strengthening pipeline, particularly in the Americas and Europe. When combined with our expanding solutions portfolio, and opportunity to address key customer challenges in the Internet of Things space through our ThingWorx business, we see an exciting growth opportunity for PTC in the future. We also remain committed to expanding non-GAAP operating margin toward our FY'17 target range of 28% to 30%," said Heppelmann.

Glidden added, "For Q3'14, we are providing guidance of $325 to $340 million in revenue with $80 to $95 million in license revenue, approximately $75 million in services revenue and approximately $170 million in support revenue. We are targeting Q3 non-GAAP EPS of $0.48 to $0.52 and GAAP EPS of $0.31 to $0.35."

The Q3 guidance assumes $1.38 USD / EURO and 103 YEN / USD, a non-GAAP tax rate of 25%, a GAAP tax rate of 25% and 121 million diluted shares outstanding. The Q3 non-GAAP guidance excludes $13 million of stock-based compensation expense, $12 million of intangible asset amortization expense, $1 million of acquisition-related expense, their related income tax effects, as well as any additional discrete tax items or restructuring costs.

Glidden continued, "Given our H1 performance and outlook for H2, we are now targeting FY'14 revenue of $1,335 to $1,350 million, up from our prior guidance of $1,330 to $1,345 million, with license revenue of $355 to $370 million, services revenue of approximately $300 million and support revenue of approximately $680 million, up from our prior guidance of approximately $675 million. We are targeting non-GAAP EPS of $2.05 to $2.15 and GAAP EPS of $1.40 to $1.50,
up from our prior guidance of $2.03 to $2.13 non-GAAP EPS and $1.38 to $1.48 GAAP EPS, respectively."

The FY'14 targets assume $1.38 USD / EURO and 103 YEN / USD, a non-GAAP tax rate of 25%, a GAAP tax rate of 23% and 121 million diluted shares outstanding. The FY'14 non-GAAP guidance excludes $52 million of stock-based compensation expense, $50 million of intangible asset amortization expense, $1 million of restructuring charges, $7 million of acquisition-related charges and their related income tax effects, as well as any additional discrete tax items or restructuring costs. 

Q2 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Prepared remarks for the conference call have been posted to the investor relations section of our website. The prepared remarks will not be read live; the call will be primarily Q&A.

What:  PTC Fiscal Q2 FY'14 Conference Call and Webcast
When:  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30am (ET)
Dial-in: 1-800-857-5592 or 1-773-799-3757
Call Leader: James Heppelmann
Passcode: PTC
Webcast:  www.ptc.com/for/investors.htm
Replay: The audio replay of this event will be archived for public replay until 4:00 pm (CT) on May 4, 2014.
Dial-in: 800-296-6945 Passcode: 3579
To access the replay via webcast, please visit www.ptc.com/for/investors.htm.

Important Information About Non-GAAP References

PTC provides non-GAAP supplemental information to its financial results. Non-GAAP revenue, operating expenses, margin and EPS exclude the effect of purchase accounting on the fair value of acquired deferred revenue of Servigistics, Inc., stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition-related expenses and gains, and the related tax effects of the preceding items and discrete tax items. We use these non-GAAP measures, and we believe that they assist our investors, to make period-to-period comparisons of our operational performance because they provide a view of our operating results without items that are not, in our view, indicative of our core operating results. We believe that these non-GAAP measures help illustrate underlying trends in our business, and we use the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing our business and evaluating our performance. We believe that providing non-GAAP measures affords investors a view of our operating results that may be more easily compared to the results of peer companies. In addition, compensation of our executives is based in part on the performance of our business based on these non-GAAP measures. However, non-GAAP information should not be construed as an alternative to GAAP information as the items excluded from the non-GAAP measures often have a material impact on PTC's financial results. Management uses, and investors should consider, non-GAAP measures in conjunction with our GAAP results. PTC also provides results on a constant currency basis to provide a year-over-year view of our results excluding the effect of currency translation. Our constant currency disclosures are calculated by multiplying the actual results for the second quarter of 2014 by the exchange rates in effect for the comparable period in 2013.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historic facts, including statements about our fiscal 2014 and other future financial and growth expectations and anticipated tax rates, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include the possibility that the macroeconomic climate may not improve or may deteriorate, the possibility that customers may not purchase or adopt our solutions when or at the rates we expect and that our pipeline deals may not convert as we expect, the possibility foreign currency exchange rates may vary from our expectations and thereby affect our reported revenue and expense, the possibility that we may not achieve the license, services or support growth rates that we expect, which could result in a different mix of revenue between license, service and support and could impact our EPS results, the possibility that we may be unable to improve services margins as we expect, the possibility that we may be unable to improve sales productivity as we expect, the possibility that our businesses, including the ThingWorx business, may not expand and/or generate the revenue we expect, the possibility that resource constraints and personnel reductions could adversely affect our revenue, the possibility that remedial actions relating to our previously announced investigation in China will have a material impact on our operations in China and that fines and penalties may be assessed against us in connection with this matter. In addition, our assumptions concerning our future GAAP and non-GAAP effective income tax rates are based on estimates and other factors that could change, including the geographic mix of our revenue, expenses and profits and loans and cash repatriations from foreign subsidiaries. Other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 

PTC, the PTC logo, ThingWorx, and all other PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other companies referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 

PTC Inc.
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Six Months Ended
Three Months Ended
  March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013

March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013
Revenue:        
License  $85,218  $79,690  $164,411  $158,875
Service  77,164  73,084  152,755  149,844
Support  166,318  161,175  336,459  324,981
Total revenue  328,700  313,949  653,625  633,700
         
Cost of revenue:



Cost of license revenue (1)
7,972 8,291 15,517 16,303
Cost of service revenue (1) 64,261 64,550 129,756 133,142
Cost of support revenue (1) 21,564 20,429 41,480 40,897
Total cost of revenue 93,797 93,270 186,753
190,342
Gross margin 234,903 220,679 466,872  443,358
         
 Operating expenses:
     
 Sales and marketing (1) 85,934  88,059 170,172  181,608
Research and development (1)  55,631
 55,528 108,704  112,957
General and administrative (1)  34,140 33,398  65,071  69,215
Amortization of acquired intangible assets   7,985
6,640  15,774  13,263
Restructuring charges   - 15,810   1,067 31,212
Total operating expenses  183,690  199,435  360,788  408,255
         
 Operating income 51,213  21,244 106,084 35,103 
 Other expense, net (2,692) (1,867) (4,446) (3,672) 
 Income before income taxes 48,521  19,377 101,638  31,431 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  4,765   2,340 18,225  (21,417) 
Net income $43,756  $17,037  $83,413   $52,848
         
Earnings per share:         
Basic  $0.37 $0.14 $0.70 $0.44
Weighted average shares outstanding  118,978  119,518 118,973 119,722 
 Diluted $0.37 $0.14 $0.69 $0.44
Weighted average shares outstanding  120,698 121,071 120,916 121,438

(1)The amounts in the tables above include stock-based compensation as follows:

   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
  March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013

March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013

Cost of license revenue
$5    $8  $9  $13
 Cost of service revenue 1,426 1,420 3,024  3,032
 Cost of support revenue 889 835 1,813  1,661 
 Sales and marketing 3,019  2,835 5,518  5,293
Research and development 
2,147  1,824  4,836 4,336
General and administrative   5,080  4,888  10,130 9,368 
Total stock-based compensation  $12,566   $11,810  $25,330  $23,703 

PTC Inc.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except per share data)

   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
 

March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013
March 29,
2014
March 30,
2013
GAAP revenue  $328,700  $313,949  $653,625  $633,700
Fair value of acquired company's
deferred support revenue 

 
-

 
660
 
-
  
2,214
Non-GAAP revenue   $328,700  $314,609  $653,625  $635,914
         
 GAAP gross margin  $234,903  $220,679  $466,872  $443,358
Fair value of acquired company's
deferred support revenue
 -  660  - 2,214  
Stock-based compensation 2,320 2,263 4,846 4,706
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
included in cost of license revenue 
4,316  4,628  8,721 9,267
Amortization of acquired intangible assets
included in cost of service revenue
 91  -  183  -
Non-GAAP gross margin   $241,630  $228,230  $480,622  $459,545
         
 GAAP operating income  $51,213  $21,244  $106,084  $35,103
Fair value of acquired company's deferred support revenue    -  
 660
   -  
2,214
Stock-based compensation  12,566  11,810     25,330 23,703 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets included in cost of license revenue
 4,316  4,628  8,721 9,267
Amortization of acquired intangible assets included in cost of service revenue   91   -   183  -
Amortization of acquired intangible assets  7,985
6,640
15,774
13,263
Acquisition-related charges included in general and administrative expenses  3,935  2,110 5,240   6,709  
Restructuring charges    -  15,810 1,067  31,212  
Non-GAAP operating income (2)  $80,106 $62,902  $162,399  $121,471 
GAAP net income   $ 43,756 $ 17,037  $ 83,413   $ 52,848
Fair value of acquired company's deferred support revenue  -  660  -   2,214
Stock-based compensation   12,566  11,810 25,330   23,703
Amortization of acquired intangible assets included in cost of license revenue  4,316  4,628 8,721   9,267 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets included in cost of service revenue   91  -  183  -
Amortization of acquired intangible assets  7,985  6,640  5,774  13,263 
Acquisition-related charges included in general and administrative expenses   3,935  2,110  5,240 6,709 
Restructuring charges   -   15,810  1,067 31,212  
Income tax adjustments (3)   (14,954)   (9,141)   (21,813)  (45,541)
Non-GAAP net income  $ 57,695 $ 49,554  $117,915  $ 93,675 
GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.36  $ 0.14  $ 0.69 $ 0.44 
Fair value of acquired deferred support revenue   -  0.01  -  0.02
Stock-based compensation  0.10  0.10  0.21  0.20
Amortization of acquired intangibles   0.10  0.09  0.20  0.19
Acquisition-related charges   0.03  0.02   0.04  0.06
Restructuring charges    -   0.13  0.01  0.26
Income tax adjustments  (0.12)  (0.08)    (0.18)  (0.38)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share  $ 0.48    $ 0.41  $ 0.98  $ 0.77

(2) Operating margin impact of non-GAAP adjustments:

   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
  March 29,
2014
March 30,
2013
March 29,
2014
March 30,
2013
GAAP operating margin  15.6% 6.8% 16.2%  5.5%
Fair value of acquired deferred support revenue  0.0% 0.2% 0.0%    0.3%
 Stock-based compensation 3.8%  3.8%  3.9%  3.7%
Amortization of acquired intangibles  3.8% 3.6% 3.8%   3.6%  
Acquisition-related charges  1.2% 0.7% 0.8%  1.1% 
Restructuring charges 0.0% 5.0%   0.2%   4.9% 
 Non-GAAP operating margin 24.4% 20.0%    24.8% 19.1% 
 (3)  Income tax adjustments for the three and six months ended March 29, 2014 and March 30, 2013 reflect the tax effects of non-GAAP adjustments which are calculated by applying the applicable tax rate by jurisdiction to the non-GAAP adjustments listed above, and also include any identified tax items. In Q4'12, a valuation allowance was established against our U.S. net deferred tax assets. As the U.S. is profitable on a non-GAAP basis, the 2014 and 2013 non-GAAP tax provision is being calculated assuming there is no U.S. valuation allowance. The following identified tax items have been excluded from the non-GAAP tax results. Q2'14 includes a non-cash tax benefit of $8.9 million related to the release of a portion of the valuation allowance as a result of deferred tax liabilities established for the acquisition of ThingWorx. Q2'13 includes tax benefits of $3.2 million relating to final resolution of long-standing tax litigation and completion of an international jurisdiction tax audit. Q1'13 also includes a non-cash tax benefit of $32.6 million related to the release of a portion of the valuation allowance as a result of deferred tax liabilities established for the acquisition of Servigistics.

PTC Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

  March 29,
2014
September 30,
2013
ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents $270,470 $241,913
Accounts receivable, net 221,288 229,106
 Property and equipment, net  60,632  64,652
Goodwill and acquired intangible assets, net 1,149,225 1,042,216  
Other assets  257,511 251,019  
Total assets  $ 1,959,126 $ 1,828,906

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 Deferred revenue   $ 365,582 $ 336,913 
Borrowings under credit facility   318,125  258,125
Other liabilities   292,998 307,388 
Stockholders' equity  982,421   926,480  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 1,959,126  $ 1,828,906

PTC Inc.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

Net cash provided by operating activities (4)

   Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended

 
March 29,
2014

March 30,
2013
March 29,
2014
March 30,
2013
Cash flows from
operating activities:
       
Net income  $43,756 $17,037  $83,413  $52,848
Stock-based compensation  12,566 11,810  25,330  23,703
Depreciation and amortization 19,173 19,387 38,273   38,864  
Accounts receivable  (2,536)
6,047
16,737   22,185
Accounts payable and accruals   5,231 3,216 (37,631)  (24,742) 
Deferred revenue  40,510 34,377 29,683  30,843  
Income taxes (1,514) (6,774)  5,879 (40,553)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards  (1,290) (111)  (8,092)  (139)
Other  (5,174) (2,193) (6,628)  (6,577) 
Net cash provided by operating activities (4) 110,722 82,796   146,964   96,432  
         
Capital expenditures    (4,568) (5,033)  (10,342)     (12,426)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (5)   (111,519)   -  (111,519)  (222,423)
Proceeds (payments) on debt, net   (50,000)  (60,000) 60,000    (61,875)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   365  2,229  716   2,874
Payments of withholding taxes in connection with vesting of stock-based awards   (2,274)  (3,543)  (21,637) (12,891) 
Repurchases of common stock  (39,965)  (19,155)  (39,965)  (34,947) 
Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards  1,290
 111 8,092   139 
Credit facility origination costs   (4,120)   -  (4,120)   -
 Foreign exchange impact on cash (838) (4,988) 368  (3,617)  
         
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (100,907)  (7,583)  28,557 (248,734)  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   371,377  248,392  241,913 489,543 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $270,470
$240,809    $270,470 $240,809
(4)
The three and six months ended March 29, 2014 include $5 million and $17 million in restructuring payments, respectively. The three and six months ended March 30, 2013 include $13 million and $23 million in restructuring payments, respectively.
 (5) We acquired ThingWorx on December 30, 2013 for $112 million (net of cash acquired) which was funded with $110 million borrowed under our revolving credit facility. We borrowed the funds in Q1'14 in contemplation of the acquisition closing. We acquired Servigistics on October 2, 2012 for $222 million (net of cash acquired) which was funded with $230 million borrowed under our revolving credit facility. We borrowed the funds in Q4'12 in contemplation of the acquisition closing.