Westborough, MA (January 30, 2014) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today reported consolidated financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended December 31, 2013.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Consolidated Financial Results
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 was $101.0 million, an increase of 17% year-over-year on both a GAAP reported and constant currency(1) basis. Sequentially, revenue increased 7% in reported currency and 6% on a constant currency basis.Virtusa reported income from operations of $11.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 14% compared to $9.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, and an increase of 22% compared to $9.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013.Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 increased to $9.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $7.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, and compared to $7.4 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 included $0.1 million of foreign currency transaction gains compared to a loss of ($1.0) million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, and a loss of ($0.2) million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.The Company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2014 with $142.3 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments(2), inclusive of the draw down on December 31, 2013 of $20 million from the Company's amended and restated secured revolving credit facility used to acquire TradeTech Consulting which closed on January 2, 2014. This borrowing was repaid in full on January 14, 2014 with the $86.2 million of net proceeds from Virtusa's underwritten public offering of 2,645,000 shares of common stock. The shares sold in the offering, which closed on January 14, 2014, include the exercise in full of underwriters™ option to purchase additional shares. The Company also generated $17.6 million of cash from operating activities during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa's Chairman and CEO, stated, We are pleased with our third quarter results, our differentiated value proposition and the progress we have made against our strategic goals. Our clients are making investments to grow their revenue and to reduce the costs and risks of running their business. We are helping them expand their addressable market by providing a distinctive millennial experience and industry leading transformational solutions to run their business as usual operations better. Overall, we are pleased with the progress we have made in winning new clients, expanding our existing client relationships, capturing larger programs, extending our global presence, and crossing over $100 million in quarterly revenue, an important milestone for Virtusa. Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, During the third quarter, we delivered broad based growth across our client portfolio as well as geographies. As we continue to scale and win larger programs, we are realizing more opportunity for resource optimization resulting in operating margin expansion. Mr. Kalia added, Our strong cash position continues to provide the Company with increased flexibility to invest for growth and capture operating efficiencies.
Virtusa's current guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, which reflects the January 2, 2014 acquisition of TradeTech Consulting as well as the issuance of 2,645,000 shares from the Company's follow-on offering which closed on January 14, 2014, is as follows:
The Company's fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 diluted EPS estimates assume an average share count of approximately 28.9 million and 27.0 million respectively (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards), and assume a stock price of $34.72, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company's stock over the five trading days ended on January 29, 2014. Deviations from this stock price may cause actual EPS to vary based on share dilution from Virtusa's stock options, restricted stock and stock appreciation rights.
Conference Call and Webcast
Virtusa will host a conference call today, January 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm Eastern time to discuss the Company's third quarter fiscal year 2014 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, dial 888-802-2239 (domestic) or 913-312-1399 (international). The passcode is 2770111. A replay of this conference call will be available through February 6, 2014 at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay passcode is 2770111. 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.
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.
(1) To determine year-over-year constant currency revenue for the Company's third quarter of fiscal 2014, 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 December 31, 2012 of 1.61 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended December 31, 2013 of 1.62 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling. To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company's third quarter of fiscal 2014, 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 September 30, 2013 of 1.56 U.S. dollars to U.K. pounds sterling, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended December 31, 2013 of 1.62 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 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 ability to assimilate and integrate the operations of acquired businesses, including OSB Consulting LLC and TradeTech Consulting Scandanavia AB and its subsidiaries; 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 connection with any acquisitions, including the OSB and the TradeTech acquisition, within expected time-frames or at all; 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; restrictions on immigration or changes in immigration laws; 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; 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, 2013 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.