Jan

282015

Citrix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

Annual revenue of $3.14 billion up 8 percent year over year. Deferred revenue of $1.56 billion, up 10 percent year-over-year, and 11 percent sequentially.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, and announced a restructuring program to drive strategic focus and operational efficiency.

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, Citrix achieved revenue of $851 million, compared to $802 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, representing 6 percent revenue growth. For fiscal year 2014, Citrix reported annual revenue of $3.14 billion, compared to $2.92 billion for fiscal year 2013, an 8 percent increase.

GAAP Results

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $95 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to $139 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. GAAP results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 include impairment charges of $30 million related to certain intangible assets, which are included in amortization of product related and other intangible assets, as well as a restructuring charge of $3 million for severance costs related to a restructuring program implemented in the first quarter of 2014. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 also includes net tax benefits of $12 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, primarily related to the extension of the 2014 federal research and development tax credit.

Annual net income for fiscal year 2014 was $252 million, or $1.47 per diluted share, compared to $340 million, or $1.80 per diluted share for fiscal year 2013. GAAP results for fiscal year 2014 include impairment charges of $60 million related to certain intangible assets, which are included in amortization of product related and other intangible assets, a charge of $21 million related to a previously disclosed patent lawsuit, as well as a restructuring charge of $20 million for severance costs related to a restructuring program implemented in the first quarter of 2014. In addition, GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 includes net tax benefits of $21 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, primarily related to the closing of audits with the IRS for certain tax years and the extension of the 2014 federal research and development tax credit.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $180 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $195 million, or $1.04 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 includes net tax benefits of $12 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 and 2013 exclude the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense and the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 also excludes charges related to amortization of debt discount and the restructuring program implemented in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 and the tax effects related to these items.

Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 was $565 million, or $3.30 per diluted share, compared to $568 million, or $3.02 per diluted share for fiscal year 2013. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 includes net tax benefits of $21 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 and 2013 excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses and the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2014 also excludes charges related to amortization of debt discount, a previously disclosed patent lawsuit and the restructuring program implemented in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 and the tax effects related to these items.

2015 Restructuring Program

Citrix also announced the implementation of a restructuring program designed to increase strategic focus and operational efficiency. The restructuring will affect approximately 700 full-time and 200 contractor positions, and is expected to result in annualized pre-tax savings in the range of approximately $90 million to $100 million. Citrix expects to incur pre-tax charges in the range of approximately $40 million to $45 million related to employee severance arrangements and $9 million to $10 million related to the consolidation of leased facilities during fiscal year 2015.

“We hear every day from customers about the dual pressures they face – to deliver business results, while creating an engaging work-life experience for their people,” said Mark Templeton, president and CEO, Citrix. “Our focus on enabling a software-defined workplace is putting Citrix in front of this strategic challenge through the unique integration of our delivery networking solutions, workspace services and mobility apps. I’m proud of our 2014 performance, but we’re not satisfied. We are looking ahead to 2015 with a focus on innovation that delivers a better experience, more flexibility and greater security to our customers, and a more focused organizational footprint that enables profitable growth.”

Q4 Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013:

  • Product and license revenue decreased 1 percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 10 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 9 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, increased 15 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the EMEA region by 7 percent, increased in the Pacific region by 5 percent, and increased in the Americas region by 4 percent;
  • Deferred revenue totaled $1.56 billion as of December 31, 2014, compared to $1.41 billion as of December 31, 2013, an increase of 10 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $190 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared with $230 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014:

  • GAAP gross margin was 80 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 85 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense;
  • GAAP operating margin was 14 percent. Non-GAAP operating margin was 26 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and costs associated with the 2014 restructuring program; and
  • The company received 3.3 million shares, of which 2.6 million related to the company’s accelerated share repurchase agreement and 0.7 million shares from repurchases at an average price of $65.26.

Annual Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for fiscal year 2014 compared to fiscal year 2013:

  • Product and license revenue increased 1 percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 12 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 9 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, increased 26 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the EMEA region by 9 percent, increased in the Pacific region by 6 percent and increased in the Americas region by 5 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $846 million for fiscal year 2014 compared with $928 million for fiscal year 2013.

During the year ending December 31, 2014:

  • GAAP gross margin was 80 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 85 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense;
  • GAAP operating margin was 10 percent. Non-GAAP operating margin was 22 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, the charge related to a previously disclosed patent lawsuit, and costs associated with the 2014 restructuring program; and
  • The company received 26.1 million shares, of which 21.8 million related to the company’s accelerated share repurchase agreement and 4.3 million shares from repurchases at an average price of $64.00.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015

Citrix 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 $3.29 billion to $3.33 billion.
  • Today’s announcement regarding the restructuring of the company’s global workforce is expected to result in annualized pre-tax savings in the range of approximately $90 million to $100 million. Citrix expects to incur pre-tax charges in the range of approximately $40 million to $45 million related to employee severance arrangements and approximately $9 million to $10 million related to the consolidation of leased facilities during fiscal year 2015.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $2.10 to $2.15. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $3.60 to $3.65, excluding $1.00 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, $0.61 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.33 related to restructuring charges, $0.19 related to the effects of amortization of debt discount and $(0.58) to $(0.68) for the tax effects related to these items.
  • GAAP tax rate is targeted to be in the range of 17 percent to 18 percent. Non-GAAP tax rate, which excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of debt discount and restructuring charges, is targeted to be in the range of 22 percent to 23 percent.

Financial Outlook for First Quarter 2015

Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 ending March 31, 2015:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $780 million to $790 million.
  • In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, Citrix expects to incur a pre-tax charge in the range of approximately $30 million to $35 million related to employee severance arrangements and approximately $3 million to $5 million related to the consolidation of leased facilities in connection with the 2015 restructuring program.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.20 to $0.22. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.70 to $0.72, excluding $0.26 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, $0.16 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.22 related to restructuring charges, $0.05 related to the effects of amortization of debt discount and $(0.17) to $(0.21) for the tax effects related to these items.
  • GAAP tax rate is targeted to be in the range of 17 percent to 18 percent. Non-GAAP tax rate, which excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of debt discount and restructuring charges, is targeted to be in the range of 22 percent to 23 percent.

The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

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 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 cloudWith annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 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 chief executive officer, statements concerning our restructuring program and expected cost savings, statements contained in the Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015 and First Quarter 2015 sections 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, the impact of the global economy 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; disruptions due to its restructuring program, changes and transitions in key personnel and succession risks; 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 program 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; 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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