Westborough, MA – (October 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 second quarter fiscal year 2015, ended September 30, 2014.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Consolidated Financial Results
Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $117.7 million, an increase of 5% sequentially and 25% year-over-year in reported currency. On a constant currency basis,(1) second quarter revenue increased 5% sequentially and 23% year-over-year.
Income from operations increased to $12.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to $11.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and $9.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 increased to $10.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, compared to $9.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and compared to $7.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2015 with $215.2 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments.(2) Cash flow from operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $21.7 million.
Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa's Chairman and CEO, stated, "This was another strong quarter for Virtusa. We are realizing the benefits of the investments we have been making in business development, our service offerings and delivery excellence. Our Millennial and transformational solutions are driving our growth and increasingly being embraced by our clients as they look to Virtusa as a partner that can meet the needs of their larger and lengthier programs.”
Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “During our second quarter, broad-based demand across our verticals, geographies and client portfolio enabled us to record revenue at the high end of our guidance. We are also pleased with our ability to achieve double digit sequential and year-over-year EPS growth.”
Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:
The Company’s third quarter and full fiscal year 2015 diluted EPS estimates assume an average share count of approximately 29.6 million and 29.5 million respectively, (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards) and assume a stock price of $36.62, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on October 29, 2014. 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, October 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm Eastern time to discuss the Company’s second fiscal quarter 2015 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, please dial 866-675-4790 (domestic) or 913-312-0726 (international). The passcode is 2317896. A replay of this conference call will be available through November 6, 2014 at 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international). The replay passcode is 231789. 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) above for further detail). Virtusa also presents its cash, cash equivalents and short term investments together with its long term investments to provide additional insight into its overall liquidity and cash position (see footnote (2) above for further detail). These non-GAAP measures are not based on any standardized methodology prescribed by GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Virtusa's management believes that these non-GAAP revenue measures and liquidity presentations, when viewed with our results under U.S. GAAP and the accompanying reconciliations, are useful in providing additional information and evaluating Virtusa's revenue and overall liquidity position. This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Reconciliations of these non-GAAP revenue measures and liquidity presentations to GAAP financial measures are included in this press release.
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; 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; 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 acquisition-related charges; 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, 2014 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.