Westborough, MA - (May 9, 2012) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global IT services company that offers a broad range of information technology services, including IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing services, today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, ended March 31, 2012.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 Consolidated Financial Results
Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $74.2 million, an increase of 3% sequentially and 27% year-over-year in reported currency. On a constant currency basis,(1) fourth quarter revenue increased 3% sequentially and 28% year-over-year.
Virtusa reported income from operations of $7.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase compared to $6.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, and an increase compared to $5.7 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.
Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $5.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, an increase compared to $5.6 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, and an increase compared to $5.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.
Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Financial Results
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, revenue increased 27% both in reported as well as in constant currency, to a record $277.8 million, compared to $218.0 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
Virtusa reported income from operations of $23.9 million for fiscal year 2012, an increase compared to $17.8 million for fiscal year 2011.
Net income for fiscal year 2012 was $20.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, an increase compared to $16.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for fiscal 2011.
The Company ended fiscal 2012 with $85.4 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments.(2) Cash generated from operations was $20.9 million for fiscal year 2012.
Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, "We had a solid fourth quarter capping off a strong year. We have made great strides in building a sustainable growth platform by diversifying our client base, further strengthening our business consulting teams, deepening our industry expertise and expanding our solutions offerings. The result was broad-based growth across industries and geographies and the best client foundation in our history from which to drive future revenue growth."
Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, "Our focus on growing the top line while realizing operating efficiencies enabled us to significantly increase operating margins as we moved throughout the fiscal year." Mr. Kalia added, "Our 2013 full year fiscal guidance reflects the continuation of these efforts as we intend to drive market leading revenue growth while expanding the bottom line at a faster rate."
In addition, Virtusa’s board of directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $15 million of the Company’s common stock over the next twelve months. Share repurchases under the program may be made through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable federal securities laws, including Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act of 1934. While the board of directors has approved the share purchasing guidelines, the timing of repurchases and the exact number of shares of common stock to be purchased will be determined by the Company’s management, at its discretion, and will depend upon market conditions and other factors. The program will be funded using the Company’s cash on hand and cash generated from operations. The program may be extended, suspended or discontinued at any time. The Company’s fiscal year 2013 current financial guidance does not consider any potential impact from the share repurchase program.
Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:
The Company’s first quarter and fiscal year 2013 diluted EPS estimates assume an average share count of approximately 25.5 million and 25.7 million respectively, (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards) and assume a stock price of $13.37, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on May 8, 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, May 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm Eastern time to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, dial 888-417-8516 (domestic) or 719-325-2309 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available through May 16, 2012 at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay passcode is 1246467. 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.
Footnotes and Non-GAAP Financial Information
(1) To determine year-over-year constant currency revenue for the Company's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, 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 March 31, 2011 of 1.61 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended March 31, 2012 of 1.58 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling. To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, 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 December 31, 2011 of 1.57 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended March 31, 2012 of 1.58 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.
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) above 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) above 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.
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, the share repurchase program 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, including ALaS Consulting LLC; 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, 2011 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.