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Citrix Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Quarterly revenue of $813 million up 7 percent year over year. Third quarter GAAP operating margin of 8 percent; non-GAAP operating margin of 26 percent. Third quarter GAAP diluted EPS of $0.35; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.04.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — October 21, 2015 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 ending September 30, 2015.

Financial Results

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, Citrix achieved revenue of $813 million, compared to $759 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, representing 7 percent revenue growth.

GAAP Results

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $56 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $48 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. The third quarter of fiscal year 2015 GAAP results include impairment charges of approximately $65 million related to certain intangible assets from the acquisition of ByteMobile, which are included in amortization of product related and other intangible assets, as well as restructuring charges of $14 million for severance and facility closing costs related to the 2015 restructuring program. The third quarter of fiscal year 2014 GAAP results included a charge of approximately $21 million related to a patent lawsuit, as well as a restructuring charge of $3 million for severance costs related to the 2014 restructuring program.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $168 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to $125 million, or $0.75 per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the third quarters of fiscal years 2015 and 2014 exclude the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, charges related to amortization of debt discount, charges related to restructuring programs, and the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP net income for third quarter of fiscal year 2014 also excludes charges related to a patent lawsuit and the tax effect related to this item.

“I’m very pleased with our performance for Q3,” said Mark Templeton, president and CEO for Citrix.  “Our results are starting to reflect the benefits of the actions we have taken since the start of the year to improve our operating margin and drive integrations among our strategic products.  I am extremely proud of the dedication and work of the Citrix team.”

Q3 Financial SummaryIn reviewing the results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 compared to the third quarter of fiscal year 2014:

  • Product and license revenue increased 7 percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 15 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 6 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, decreased 13 percent;
  • Excluding software as a service, net revenue increased in the Americas region by 9 percent, increased in the EMEA region by 2 percent, and decreased in the Pacific region by 3 percent;
  • Deferred revenue totaled $1.5 billion as of September 30, 2015, compared to $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2014, an increase of 7 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $260 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, compared with $164 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014.

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2015:

  • GAAP gross margin was 82 percent, and non-GAAP gross margin was 85 percent, which excludes the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense; and
  • GAAP operating margin was 8 percent, and non-GAAP operating margin was 26 percent, which excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and costs associated with the restructuring programs.
  • The company repurchased 3.9 million shares at an average price of $71.76.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $3.24 billion to $3.25 billion.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $1.83 to $2.05. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $3.85 to $3.90, which excludes $0.92 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, $1.13 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.20 related to the effects of amortization of debt discount, $0.41 related to restructuring charges, $(0.01) related to a benefit from a patent lawsuit and $(0.58) to $(0.85) for the tax effects related to these items. The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Business Outlook for 2016Today, Citrix also said that it plans to announce the results of its on-going operational and strategic reviews and provide its business outlook for fiscal year 2016 in mid-November.

Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Citrix will host a conference call today at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights, business outlook and other items announced today. 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 for approximately 30 days on the Investor Relations section of the Citrix corporate website at http://www.citrix.com/investors.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. 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 Fiscal Year 2015 section and 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, risks associated with the on-going CEO search process and transitions in key personnel and succession risk; the impact of the global economy, foreign exchange rate volatility and uncertainty in the IT spending environment; the success and growth of the company's product lines, including  competition, demand and pricing dynamics and other transitions in the markets for Citrix’s virtualization products and collaboration services; the company’s ability to develop and commercialize new products and services, including its enterprise mobility products, while growing its established virtualization, networking and collaboration products and services; the uncertainty as to which strategic alternatives may be available with respect to the GoTo family of products, whether any transaction will be commenced or completed, and the timing and value of any such transaction; the uncertainty as to a potential sale of the ByteMobile business, whether such sale will be completed, and the timing and value of any such sale transaction; disruptions to execution due to Citrix’s restructuring programs and operational review, review of strategic alternatives with respect to the GoTo family of products and potential sale of the ByteMobile business; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix's products and services; changes in our revenue mix towards products and services with lower gross margins; 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, service providers 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; the ability of Citrix to make suitable acquisitions on favorable terms in the future; risks associated with Citrix's acquisitions, 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 recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses, including failure to achieve anticipated cost savings from the restructuring programs, the planned review by the Operations Committee of the Board of Directors and other cost reduction initiatives; ability to effectively manage our capital structure and the impact of related changes on our operating results and financial condition; risks and costs associated with engaging with activist stockholders; the effect of new accounting pronouncements on revenue and expense recognition; the risks associated with securing data and maintaining security of our networks and customer data stored by our services; 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; charges in the event of a write-off or impairment of acquired assets, underperforming businesses, investments or licenses; international market readiness, execution and other risks associated with the markets for Citrix's products and services; unanticipated changes in tax rates, non-renewal of tax credits 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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