SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended June 30, 2012.
In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, Citrix achieved revenue of $615 million, compared to $531 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, representing 16 percent revenue growth.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $92 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $82 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 includes net tax benefits of approximately $22 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, primarily related to the closing of audits with the IRS for certain tax years.
Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $135 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, compared to $108 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the comparable period last year. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 includes net tax benefits of approximately $22 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, primarily related to the closing of audits with the IRS for certain tax years. Non-GAAP net income excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, and the tax effects related to these items.
“In Q2, we saw solid growth in an uncertain economic climate,” said Mark Templeton, president and chief executive officer for Citrix. “So, I’m pleased with our execution, and our strong market positions. “As the rapid transformation from PC Era to Cloud Era continues, we’re delivering solutions that make it easy for customers to build new clouds, connect to cloud services, and empower their users to work from anywhere.”
In addition to quarterly financial results, Citrix also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized it to repurchase up to an additional $400 million of its common stock. As of June 30, 2012, approximately $87 million remained for repurchases from previous authorizations.
Q2 Financial Summary
In reviewing the results from the second quarter of 2012, compared to the second quarter of 2011:
- Product and licenses revenue increased 10 percent;
- Software as a service revenue increased 18 percent;
- Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 18 percent;
- Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, increased 37 percent;
- Revenue increased in the Pacific region by 24 percent, increased in the EMEA region by 21 percent, and increased in the Americas region by 11 percent;
- Deferred revenue totaled $1.03 billion, compared to $830 million as of June 30, 2011;
- Cash flow from operations was $168 million, compared with $162 million in the second quarter of 2011; and
- GAAP operating margin was 13 percent for the quarter and non-GAAP operating margin was 23 percent for the quarter, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expenses.
On July 9, 2012, Citrix completed its previously announced acquisition of privately held Bytemobile, a leading provider of data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators, for cash consideration of approximately $435 million. This acquisition gives Citrix a strategic foothold in the core infrastructure of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries around the world, extending the company’s market reach and enhancing the broader Citrix strategy of powering mobile workstyles and cloud services.
With the advent of the Cloud Era, mobile operators are experiencing explosive growth in network traffic, driven by the combination of new consumer devices, rich multimedia content, and high speed 3G, 4G and LTE networks. By joining forces, Citrix and Bytemobile will be able to offer these operators combined solutions that deliver a high quality user experience to mobile subscribers, while helping operators manage the exponential growth of mobile network traffic with the best performance, visibility and efficiency. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership announced earlier this year that combined the Bytemobile Smart Capacity™ technology with the Citrix NetScaler® line of cloud networking solutions.
Financial Outlook for Third Quarter 2012
Citrix management expects to achieve the following results during its third fiscal quarter of 2012 ending September 30, 2012, inclusive of the impact of the Bytemobile acquisition:
- Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $645.0 million to $655.0 million.
- GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.36 to $0.38. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.64 to $0.66, excluding $0.17 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.21 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, and $(0.08) to $(0.12) for the tax effects related to these items. GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2012 includes $0.07 to $0.08 of dilution (excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets) related to the acquisition of Bytemobile.
The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.
Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2012
Citrix management expects to achieve the following results during fiscal year 2012 ending December 31, 2012, inclusive of the impact of the Bytemobile acquisition:
- Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $2.56 billion to $2.58 billion.
- GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $1.76 to $1.79. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $2.78 to $2.81, excluding $0.60 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.80 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, and $(0.35) to $(0.41) for the tax effects related to these items. GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year 2012 also includes $0.07 to $0.08 of dilution (excluding amortization of acquired intangible assets) related to the acquisition of Bytemobile.
The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.
Company, Product and Alliance Highlights
During the second quarter of 2012, Citrix announced:
- The availability of Citrix NetScaler® 10. NetScaler 10 brings the elasticity, simplicity and expandability of the cloud to both enterprise and carrier networks, featuring the new Citrix TriScale™ technology that makes it easier for businesses of any size to scale their networks “up, in and out” with ease.
- Citrix ShareFile™ StorageZones, giving customers the ability to choose optimal locations for storing corporate data – on premise within their private cloud, in secure Citrix ShareFile-managed cloud storage options in multiple user-specified locations worldwide, or a hybrid of the two. StorageZones enable businesses to meet compliance and performance requirements while taking advantage of the economic benefits of cloud-based data-sharing services.
- Citrix Podio™, the company’s new team-based collaboration platform following the acquisition of Podio, a freemium cloud service that supports people and teams getting work done the way they want to in a social setting through a unique apps concept that adds structure and activity streams to any type of work and collaboration.
- Citrix advanced its strategy to accelerate the broad adoption of open, interoperable cloud computing with the introduction of Citrix CloudPlatform, the first commercially supported cloud orchestration system based on Apache CloudStack that allows customers to evolve virtualized datacenter resources to automated, elastic, self-service IT delivery models using the same technologies on which the world’s most successful clouds are built.
- Citrix CloudGateway™ 2, an update to its enterprise mobility solution that adds extensive mobile application management capabilities as well as integration with Citrix ShareFile for a single unified control point for apps and data across the enterprise, allowing employees to be as productive on the go as they are in the office with access to their personalized set of applications and data when and where they need them.
- Citrix XenClient® Enterprise edition, which leverages the newly-acquired Virtual Computer enterprise-scale management technology for client-side virtualization to help organizations manage large fleets of corporate laptops across distributed and increasingly mobile enterprises.
Conference Call Information
Citrix will host a conference call today at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. The call will include a slide presentation, and participants are encouraged to listen to and view the presentation via webcast at http://www.citrix.com/investors.
The conference call may also be accessed by dialing: (888) 799-0519 or (706) 634-0155, using passcode: CITRIX. A replay of the webcast can be viewed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Citrix corporate website at http://www.citrix.com/investors for approximately 30 days. In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (passcode required: 91871404).
Citrix (Nasdaq:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements by Citrix’s president and chief executive officer, statements contained in the Financial Outlook for Third Quarter 2012 and Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2012 sections, under the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation section, and statements regarding management’s plans, objectives and strategies, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment; the success and growth of the company’s product lines, including risks associated with successfully introducing new products into Citrix’s distribution channels and ability of markets for these products to become mainstream and sustain growth; the company’s product concentration and its ability to develop and commercialize new products and services, including XenDesktop and its other virtualization, networking and cloud offerings, while maintaining sales of its established products, especially XenApp; disruptions due to changes in key personnel and succession risks; seasonal fluctuations in the company’s business; failure to execute Citrix’s sales and marketing plans; failure to successfully partner with key distributors, resellers, system integrators, OEM’s and strategic partners and the company’s reliance on and the success of those partners for the marketing and distribution of the company’s products; the company’s ability to maintain and expand its business in small sized and large enterprise accounts; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; the success of investments in its product groups, foreign operations and vertical and geographic markets; Citrix’s ability to develop virtualization, networking, cloud platform and collaboration products; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix’s products and services; the ability of Citrix to make suitable acquisitions on favorable terms in the future; risks associated with Citrix’s acquisitions (including its recently completed acquisition of Bytemobile), including failure to further develop and successfully market the technology and products of acquired companies, failure to achieve or maintain anticipated revenues and operating performance contributions from acquisitions, which could dilute earnings, the retention of key employees from acquired companies, difficulties and delays integrating personnel, operations, technologies and products, disruption to our ongoing business and diversion of management’s attention from our ongoing business; the management of expenses associated with anticipated future growth; the recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses, including failure to manage untargeted expenses; the effect of new accounting pronouncements on revenue and expense recognition; the risks associated with securing data and maintaining security of customer data stored by our services, including in an environment of anticipated higher demand; failure to comply with federal, state and international regulations; litigation and disputes, including challenges to our intellectual property rights or allegations of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; the inability to further innovate our technology or enter into new businesses due to the intellectual property rights of others; changes in the company’s pricing and licensing models, promotional programs and product mix, all of which may impact Citrix’s revenue recognition, including with respect to XenDesktop and SaaS business models, or those of its competitors; charges in the event of the impairment of acquired assets, investments or licenses; competition, international market readiness, execution and other risks associated with the markets for Citrix’s products and services; unanticipated changes in tax rates or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks of political and social turmoil; and other risks detailed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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In Q2, we saw solid growth in an uncertain economic climate.