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Virtusa Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Financial Results

  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 revenue of $327.6 million increased 4.1% sequentially and 16.5% year-over-year.
  • Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.24, including a $(0.04) impact from BEAT tax. Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.46, including a $(0.13) impact from BEAT tax.
  • Fiscal year 2019 revenue of $1,247.9 million increased 22.3% year-over-year.
  • Fiscal year 2019 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.38. Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.12.
  • Fiscal year 2019 GAAP operating margin expansion of 110 basis points year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin expansion of 140 basis points year-over-year.

 

Southborough, MA – (May 15, 2019) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT outsourcing services that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

 

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Consolidated Financial Results

 

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $327.6 million, an increase of 4.1% sequentially and 16.5% year-over-year.  On a constant currency basis, (1) fourth quarter revenue increased 3.8% sequentially and 17.9% year-over-year.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $23.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, an increase from $19.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and $16.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

GAAP net income available to common shareholders for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was $7.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to $11.5 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, and $1.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 GAAP net income includes $1.3 million, or $(0.04) per diluted share, of Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse or, BEAT, tax which was not previously expected or contemplated in the Company’s prior guidance.

 

Non-GAAP Results*:

Non-GAAP income from operations was $34.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, an increase from $32.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and from $27.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Non-GAAP net income was $15.6 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to $20.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, and $18.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.  Fourth quarter fiscal 2019 non-GAAP net income includes $4.3 million, or $(0.13) per diluted share, of BEAT tax which was not previously expected or contemplated in the Company’s prior guidance.

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Financial Results

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, revenue was $1,247.9 million, an increase of 22.3%, compared to $1,020.7 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 22.7% year-over-year.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $70.3 million for fiscal year 2019, an increase from $46.4 million for fiscal year 2018.

GAAP net income available to common shareholders was $11.8 million for fiscal year 2019, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to net loss of ($2.7) million, or ($0.09) per diluted share for fiscal year 2018.

 

Non-GAAP Results*:

Non-GAAP income from operations was $123.2 million for fiscal year 2019, an increase from $87.1 million for fiscal year 2018.

Non-GAAP net income was $71.3 million for fiscal year 2019, or $2.12 per diluted share, compared to $52.8 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2018.

 

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

The Company ended fiscal year 2019 with $223.1 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments (2).  Cash used for operations was $1.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter and cash flow from operations was $68.6 million for fiscal year 2019.

*Please refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Information section of this press release for definitions of our Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

 

Management Commentary

 

Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “Deep digital is becoming a significant part of our clients’ transformation agenda in all industries, and Virtusa is incredibly well positioned to capitalize on this multi-year wave. Our years of investment in deepening our industry knowledge and expanding our digital engineering competency are elevating our status as the digital partner of choice for our clients. Virtusa’s differentiated skills and capabilities are the source of our competitive advantage, and we are confident we will continue to play a leadership role in digital and be a market share winner.”

Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are pleased with our full fiscal year 2019 financial and operating results, including 22% year-over-year revenue growth, 140 basis points of non-GAAP operating margin improvement, and 30% year-over-year non-GAAP EPS growth. Looking ahead, our FY 2020 guidance assumes a slower than previously expected start to the fiscal year, but we are well-positioned to generate double-digit revenue growth, non-GAAP margin accretion of 100 basis points, and strong non-GAAP EPS growth of 27% at the midpoint of our guidance.”

 

 

Financial Outlook

 

Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:

  • First quarter fiscal 2020 revenue is expected to be in the range of $313.0 to $321.0 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.11 to $0.16. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.37 to $0.43.
  • Fiscal year 2020 revenue is expected to be in the range of $1,359 to $1,399 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.53 to $1.76. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $2.58 to $2.82.

In accordance with US GAAP, Virtusa applies the if-converted method to its convertible preferred shares when reporting its fiscal year 2019 and fiscal year 2020 results. The if-converted method is used to calculate the share impact of convertible securities.  Under this method, only when the convertible securities are considered dilutive are they then included in the computation of weighted average shares outstanding in reported results and full year guidance.

  • Fourth quarter GAAP EPS was calculated by including the impact of dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares in net income available to common stockholders and excluding the impact of the convertible preferred shares from the weighted average shares. Fourth quarter non-GAAP EPS was calculated by excluding the impact of dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares from net income available to common stockholders and including the impact of the convertible preferred shares in the weighted average shares outstanding as these shares were dilutive on a non-GAAP basis.
  • First and Second quarter fiscal 2020 GAAP EPS guidance was calculated under the assumption that these convertible preferred shares will be anti-dilutive. Thus, in determining first and second quarter fiscal 2020 GAAP EPS guidance, dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares are deducted from net income available to common stockholders and the convertible preferred shares have been excluded from weighted average shares outstanding.
  • Third and Fourth quarter fiscal 2020 GAAP EPS guidance was calculated under the assumption that these convertible preferred shares will be dilutive. Thus, in determining third and fourth quarter fiscal 2020 GAAP EPS guidance, dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares are excluded from net income available to common stockholders and the impact of the convertible preferred shares are included in the weighted average shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP EPS guidance was calculated under the assumption that these convertible preferred shares will be dilutive for the entire fiscal year 2020, which is consistent with non-GAAP fiscal year 2019. Thus, in determining full fiscal year 2020 non-GAAP EPS guidance, dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares are excluded from net income available to common stockholders and the impact of the convertible preferred shares are included in the weighted average shares outstanding.

The Company’s first quarter and fiscal year 2020 diluted GAAP EPS estimates are based on average share counts of approximately 31.0 million and 32.7 million, respectively. The Company’s first quarter and fiscal year 2020 diluted Non-GAAP EPS estimates are based on average share counts of approximately 34.0 million and 34.2 million, respectively. GAAP and Non-GAAP average share counts assume a stock price of $53.48, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on May 10, 2019.  Deviations from this stock price may cause actual diluted 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, May 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, please dial 877-317-6789 (domestic) or 412-317-6789 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available through May 29, 2019 at 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international).  The replay passcode is 10130442.  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

 

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) is a global provider of Digital Business Transformation, Digital Engineering, and Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services that accelerate our clients’ journey to their Digital Future. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Using a combination of digital strategy, digital engineering, business implementation, and IT platform modernization services, Virtusa helps clients execute successful end-to-end digital business transformation initiatives.

Virtusa engages its clients to re-imagine their business models and develop strategies to defend and grow their business by introducing innovative products and services, developing distinctive digital consumer experiences, creating operational efficiency using digital labor, developing operational and IT platforms for the future, and rationalizing and modernizing their existing IT applications infrastructure. As a result, its clients are simultaneously able to drive business growth through digital-first customer experiences, while also consolidating and modernizing their IT application infrastructure to support digital business transformation.

Holding a proven record of success across industries, Virtusa readily understands its clients’ business challenges and uses its domain expertise to deliver innovative applications of technology to address its clients’ critical business challenges. Examples include building the world’s largest property & casualty claims modernization program; one of the largest corporate customer portals for a premier global bank; an order to cash implementation for a multinational telecommunications provider; and digital transformation initiatives for media and banking companies.

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

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Information

 

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by Regulation G by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with Virtusa’s financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Virtusa believes the following financial measures will provide additional insights to measure the operational performance of the business.

  • Virtusa presents constant currency revenue growth rates 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).
  • Virtusa presents a reconciliation of its cash and cash equivalents to total cash, cash equivalents, short term and long term investments which Virtusa believes provides insight into its cash position and overall liquidity (see footnote 2).
  • Virtusa also presents the following consolidated statements of income (loss) measures that exclude, when applicable, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition related charges, restructuring charges, foreign currency transaction gains and losses, impairment of investments, impairment of long-lived assets, non-recurring third party financing costs, the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries, the initial impact of our election to treat certain subsidiaries as disregarded entities for US tax purposes, and the impact from the U.S. government enacted comprehensive tax legislation (“Tax Act”) to provide further insights into the comparison of Virtusa’s operating results among the periods:
  • Non-GAAP income from operations: income from operations, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income (loss), excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition related charges and restructuring charges.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin: non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of reported revenues.
  • Non-GAAP net income available to Virtusa common stockholders: net income (loss) available to Virtusa common stockholders, as reported on our consolidated statements of income (loss), excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition related charges, restructuring charges, foreign currency transaction gains and losses, impairment of investments, impairment of long-lived assets, non-recurring third party financing costs, the tax impact of the above items, the initial impact of our election to treat certain subsidiaries as disregarded entities for US tax purposes, the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries, and the impact from the Tax Act.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share: diluted earnings (loss) per share, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income (loss) available to Virtusa common stockholders, excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition related charges, restructuring charges, foreign currency transaction gains and losses, impairment of investments, impairment of long-lived assets, non-recurring third party financing costs, the tax impact of the above items, the initial impact of our election to treat certain subsidiaries as disregarded entities for US tax purposes, the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries, and the impact from the Tax Act. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is also subject to dilutive and anti-dilutive requirements of the if-converted method related to our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock that could result in a difference between GAAP to non-GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP measure for the three and twelve months ended March 31:

 

Footnotes

(1) To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. Pounds (GBP), Euros, and Swedish Krona (SEK) were converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the three months ended December 31, 2018, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended March 31, 2019.  To determine year-over-year revenue change in constant currency for the Company’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. Pounds (GBP), Euros, and Swedish Krona (SEK) were converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the three months ended March 31, 2018, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended March 31, 2019. To determine year-over-year revenue change in constant currency for the Company’s full fiscal year 2019, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. Pounds (GBP), Euros, and Swedish Krona (SEK) were converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the twelve months ended March 31, 2019. The average exchange rates for the three months ended March 31, 2018, December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2019, and for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019 are included in the table below:

2) The Company considers the total measure of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments to be an important indicator of the Company’s overall liquidity. All of the Company’s investments are classified as available-for-sale securities and equity securities, 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.

(3) Earnings per share amounts for each quarter may not necessarily total to the yearly earnings per share due to the weighting of shares outstanding on a quarterly and year to date basis.

(4) On March 3, 2016 Virtusa acquired a majority interest in Polaris. In accordance with US GAAP, Polaris financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 and assets and liabilities as of that date have been consolidated in full into Virtusa’s financial statements.  Net assets attributable to ownership in Polaris by minority shareholders (Non-controlling Interest) in our Consolidated Balance Sheets was $23.6 million at March 31, 2019. Profit attributable to minority shareholders (Non-controlling Interest) in the Consolidated Statements of Income was $1.5 million on a GAAP basis and $1.6 million on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter ending March 31, 2019.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding, management’s forecast of financial performance, the growth of our business and management’s plans, objectives, and strategies. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, and statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “see,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will,” “should,” “may,” “confident,” “positions,” “look forward to,” and variations of such words or words of similar meaning and the use of future dates. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, and our growth rate, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: currency exchange rate fluctuations of the Indian and Sri Lankan rupee, the U.S. dollar, the U.K pound sterling, the Swedish krona, and the euro; the international nature of our business; restrictions on immigration or changes in immigration laws; inability of Virtusa to service the debt incurred by Virtusa to acquire Polaris and the delisting process or to maintain compliance with certain financial covenants under the loan facility; Virtusa’s ability to integrate the operations of, and achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with, acquired businesses; unanticipated acquisition related costs and negative effects on Virtusa’s reported results of operations from previous acquisitions; the inability to pay cash dividends on the convertible preferred stock in connection with the Orogen convertible preferred stock financing, thus increasing the dilutive impact of the financing; the inability of Virtusa to redeem the convertible preferred stock at maturity, if there has been no conversion event prior to maturity; 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; 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 and Virtusa’s ability to comply with changing or complex laws and maintain effective internal controls to ensure ongoing compliance; the loss of any key member of Virtusa’s senior management team, 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; and the volatility of the market price of Virtusa’s common stock. 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, 2018 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Contact: Kirsten Paragona
Organization: Global Head of Media Relations
Email: kparagona@virtusa.com
Phone: 978-434-7319