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Virtusa Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Consolidated Financial Results Raises Full Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Guidance

  • Second quarter fiscal 2013 revenue of $80.5 million increased 6% sequentially and 15% year-over-year
  • Second quarter fiscal 2013 operating income of $7.4 million or 9.2% of revenue compared to $5.5 million or 7.8% of revenue in the year ago period
  • Second quarter fiscal 2013 diluted EPS increased 22% to $0.23, compared to diluted EPS of $0.18 in the year ago period. Second quarter fiscal 2013 diluted EPS includes approximately ($0.5) million of foreign currency transaction losses, compared to ($0.1) million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012
  • Announces promotion of Ranjan Kalia to Executive Vice President

Westborough, MA – (November 1, 2012) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that offers a broad spectrum of business consulting and outsourcing services, including IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing services, today reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter fiscal year 2013, ended September 30, 2012.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Consolidated Financial Results
Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $80.5 million, an increase of 6% sequentially and 15% year-over-year on both a reported and constant currency basis(1).

Virtusa reported income from operations of $7.4 million or 9.2% of revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase compared to $6.9 million or 9% of revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and an increase compared to $5.5 million or 7.8% of revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $5.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $6.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and an increase compared to $4.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 included ($0.5) million of foreign currency transaction losses compared to a gain of $0.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and a loss of ($0.1) million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2013 with $80.0 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments (2), compared to $78.4 million as of June 30, 2012.

Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, "This was a very solid quarter for Virtusa, and we have strong momentum entering the second half of the fiscal year. We have steadily expanded client relationships, added more sources of recurring revenue and established Virtusa as a thought leader on transformational programs and millennial enterprise readiness. Our targeted solutions and services are increasing the value we provide to our clients and helping us to navigate the macroeconomic challenges more effectively." Mr. Canekeratne continued, "I also wanted to congratulate Ranjan on his promotion to Executive Vice President. Ranjan’s dedication and hard work are exemplary and I am very pleased with the contributions he has made towards building a sustainable and predictable growth platform, as well as leading a world-class finance organization."

Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “We were pleased with our ability to grow operating profit and expand operating margins during the quarter even while absorbing our annual wage increases.” Mr. Kalia added, “Based on our strong performance for the first half of the fiscal year and our ongoing momentum, we are raising our guidance for the full fiscal year 2013."

Financial Outlook
Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:

  • Third quarter fiscal 2013 revenue is expected to be in the range of $84.5 to $86.5 million, with diluted EPS of $0.26 to $0.30.
  • Fiscal year 2013 revenue is expected to be in the range of $328.0 to $334.0 million, with diluted EPS of $1.03 to $1.11.

The Company’s third quarter and fiscal year 2013 diluted EPS estimates assume an average share count of approximately 25.6 million (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards and no repurchases of the Company’s stock under its share repurchase program) and assume a stock price of $17.07, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on October 31, 2012. Deviations from this stock price may cause actual EPS to vary based on share dilution from Virtusa’s stock options and stock appreciation rights.

Conference Call and Webcast

Virtusa will host a conference call today, November 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm Eastern time to discuss the Company’s second quarter fiscal year 2013 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, dial 1-877-548-7913 (domestic) or 1-719-325-4940 (international). The passcode is 6518084. A replay of this conference call will be available through November 8, 2012 at 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). The replay passcode is 6518084. A live webcast of this conference call will be available on the "Investors" page of the Company’s website (www.Virtusa.com), and a replay will be archived on the website as well.

About Virtusa Corporation

Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.

Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

© 2012 Virtusa Corporation. All rights reserved.

Virtusa, Accelerating Business Outcomes, BPM Test Drive and Productization are registered trademarks of Virtusa Corporation. All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial information as defined by Regulation G by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Virtusa presents constant currency revenue to provide insights into, and a framework for assessing, how Virtusa's revenue performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations (see footnote (1) below for further detail). Virtusa also presents a reconciliation of its cash, cash equivalents, short term and long term investments which it believes provides insight into its cash position and overall liquidity (see footnote (2) below for further detail). While Virtusa's management believes that these non-GAAP revenue measures and cash reconciliation presentations are useful in evaluating Virtusa's revenue and cash position and overall liquidity, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Footnotes

(1) To determine year-over-year constant currency revenue for the Company's second quarter of fiscal 2013, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. pound sterling was converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rate in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2011 of 1.60 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2012 of 1.59 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling. To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company's second quarter of fiscal 2013, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. pounds sterling was converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rate in effect for the three months ended June 30, 2012 of 1.57 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2012 of 1.59 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling.

(2) The Company considers the measure of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments to be a more meaningful indicator of the Company's overall liquidity. All of the Company's investments are classified as available-for-sale, including the Company's long-term investments which consist of fixed income securities, including government agency bonds and municipal and corporate bonds, which meet the credit rating and diversification requirements of the Company's investment policy as approved by the Company's audit committee and board of directors.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, Virtusa's expectations concerning management's forecast of financial performance, the growth of our business, and management's plans, objectives, and strategies. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Virtusa's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: Virtusa's dependence on a limited number of clients as well as clients located principally in the United States and United Kingdom and in concentrated industries; Virtusa's ability to hire and retain enough sufficiently trained IT professionals to support its operations; Virtusa's ability to expand its business or effectively manage growth; Virtusa's ability to sustain profitability or maintain profitable engagements; Virtusa's ability to assimilate and integrate the operations of acquired businesses; unanticipated acquisition related costs and negative effects on Virtusa's reported results of operations from acquisition-related charges; Virtusa's ability to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in the acquisitions within expected time-frames or at all; restrictions on immigration or changes in immigration laws; the loss of any key member of Virtusa's senior management team; increasing competition in the IT services outsourcing industry; Virtusa's ability to attract and retain clients and meet their expectations; quarterly fluctuations in Virtusa's earnings; client terminations or contracting delays, or delays in revenue recognition in any reporting period; Virtusa's ability to successfully manage its billing and utilization rates and its targeted on-site to offshore delivery mix; technological innovation; Virtusa's ability to effectively manage its facility, infrastructure and capacity needs; regulatory, legislative and judicial developments in Virtusa's operations areas; political or economic instability in India or Sri Lanka; any reduction or withdrawal of tax benefits provided to Virtusa by the governments of India and Sri Lanka, or new legislation by such governments which could be harmful to Virtusa; wage inflation and increases in government mandated benefits in India and Sri Lanka; telecommunications or technology disruptions; worldwide economic and business conditions; currency exchange rate fluctuations of the Indian and Sri Lankan rupee, the U.S. dollar and the U.K. pound sterling; and the volatility of the market price of Virtusa's common stock. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Virtusa undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by Virtusa, see the disclosure contained in Virtusa's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Virtusa’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Global Head of Media Relations
617-275-6516
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ICR
203-682-8273
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