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August 8, 2017
Virtusa Announces First Quarter 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
  • First quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $227.3 million increased 0.6% sequentially and 10.6% year-over-year.
  • First quarter fiscal 2018 GAAP diluted EPS was $0.10. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.25, up 39% year-over-year.
  • Purchased $27.3 million of shares under previously disclosed share buyback program.
  • Raj Rajgopal appointed President Digital Business Strategy to expand Virtusa’s addressable market in digital.
  • Samir Dhir appointed President of Virtusa, assumes leadership of BFS and ETS industry groups.

Westborough, MA – (August 8, 2017) Virtusa Corporation(NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, today reported consolidated financial results for the first quarter fiscal 2018, ended June 30, 2017.

First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $227.3 million, an increase of 0.6% sequentially and 10.6% year-over-year. On a constant currency basis,(1) first quarter revenue was flat sequentially and increased 12.7% year-over-year.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $6.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to income from operations of $10.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and a loss from operations of $1.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

On a GAAP basis, net income available to common shareholders for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $3.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to $10.5 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, and a net loss of $6.3 million, or $(0.21) per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Non GAAP Results:

Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and acquisition related charges, was $13.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to $18.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 (2), and $7.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, acquisition related charges, and foreign currency transaction gains and losses, each net of tax, for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 was $7.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $12.9 million, or $0.43 per diluted share (3), for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 (2), and $5.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

The Company ended the first quarter of fiscal 2018 with $235.1 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments (4). Cash flow from operations was $1.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018. In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, Virtusa repurchased 947,706 shares of its common stock at an average price of $28.80 for a total of $27.3 million.

Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are pleased with our first quarter fiscal 2018 results and the momentum we are building in our business. We are announcing key changes to our organizational model that will help us further position Virtusa for above-industry growth. Raj Rajgopal has been appointed President, Digital Business Strategy, and in his new role will lead our efforts to build our digital business strategy offerings. Samir Dhir has been appointed President of Virtusa, and will assume leadership of our Banking and Financial Services (BFS) and Enterprise Technology & Solutions (ETS) industry groups. I want to congratulate both Samir and Raj on their recent appointments. I firmly believe these organizational changes, combined with the investments we have made to expand our addressable market, position Virtusa well for long-term success.”

Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “FY 2018 is off to a solid start as we delivered Q1 revenue at the high end of our guidance range and operating margins at the midpoint of our expectations. Non-GAAP EPS came in below the midpoint of guidance primarily due to non-operating income line items. We are pleased to raise the midpoint of our fiscal 2018 revenue guidance, which includes strong sequential growth in the second quarter. Lastly, I look forward to working closely with Raj and Samir in their new roles and intensifying our efforts to realize sustainable cost synergies.”

Financial Outlook

Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:

  • Second quarter fiscal 2018 revenue is expected to be in the range of $236.5 to $241.5 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.14 to $0.20. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.38.
  • Fiscal year 2018 revenue is expected to be in the range of $940.0 to $960.0 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.78 to $0.96. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.45 to $1.63.
  • Virtusa anticipates a total restructuring charge of $1.5 million in the second and third fiscal quarters of 2018 related to resource optimization initiatives. This charge is reflected in the current second quarter and full year GAAP EPS guidance, and not included in Non-GAAP EPS guidance.

In accordance with US GAAP, Virtusa will be applying the if-converted method to its newly issued convertible preferred shares when reporting its fiscal year 2018 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 our reported results and full year guidance.

  • First quarter GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS were 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
  • GAAP EPS guidance was calculated under the assumption that these convertible securities will not be dilutive until the fiscal fourth quarter 2018. Hence, when calculating EPS, dividends and accretion on the convertible preferred shares have been deducted from net income available to common stockholders and the convertible preferred shares have been excluded from weighted average shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP EPS guidance 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 the Company expects these convertible preferred shares to be dilutive on a non-GAAP basis.

The Company’s second quarter and fiscal year 2018 diluted GAAP EPS estimates are based on average share counts of approximately 29.8 million and 30.8 million, respectively, (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards). The Company’s second quarter and fiscal year 2018 diluted Non-GAAP EPS estimates are based on average share counts of approximately 32.8 million and 32.3 million, respectively, (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards). GAAP and Non-GAAP average share counts assume a stock price of $33.08, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on August 4, 2017. Deviations from this stock price may cause actual diluted EPS to vary based on share dilution from Virtusa’s stock-based awards.

Conference Call and Webcast

Virtusa will host a conference call today, August 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s first quarter fiscal 2018 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, please dial 888-857-6930 (domestic) or 719-457-2630 (international). The passcode is 3693710. A replay of this conference call will be available through August 15, 2017 at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international). The replay passcode is 3693710. 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 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, cash equivalents, short term and long term investments which Virtusa believes provides insight into its cash position and overall liquidity (see footnote 4).

Virtusa also presents the following consolidated statement of income measures that exclude acquisition-related charges, restructuring charges, stock-based compensation expense, foreign currency transaction gains and losses, and the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries to provide further insights into the comparison of Virtusa’s operating results among the periods:

Non-GAAP income from operations: income (loss) 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 common stockholders: net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income excluding stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, restructuring charges, and foreign currency transaction gains and losses, each net of tax, and the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share: diluted earnings (loss) per share, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income (loss) excluding the per share impact of stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges, restructuring charges, and foreign currency transaction gains and losses, each net of tax, and the per share tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries.

The following table presents a reconciliation of each Non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP measure:

Virtusa Announces First Quarter 2018 Consolidated Financial Results

Footnotes

(1) To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company's first quarter of fiscal 2018, 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, 2017, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended June 30, 2017. To determine year-over-year revenue change in constant currency for the Company's first quarter of fiscal 2018, 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 June 30, 2016, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The average exchange rates for the three months ended June 30, 2016, March 31, 2017, and June 30, 2017 are presented in the following table:

Virtusa Announces First Quarter 2018 Consolidated Financial Results

(2) A reconciliation of each Non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP measure for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 is contained in our Press Release as filed on Form 8-K on May 16, 2017.

(3) Non-GAAP net income and net income per diluted share exclude the tax impact of dividends received from foreign subsidiaries in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

(4) The Company considers the 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, 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.

(5) On March 3, 2016 Virtusa acquired a majority interest in Polaris. In accordance with US GAAP, Polaris financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2017 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 $89.2 million at June 30, 2017. Profit attributable to minority shareholders (Non-controlling Interest) in the Consolidated Statements of Income was $1.0 million on a GAAP basis and $1.4 million on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter ending June 30, 2017.

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, the benefits of Virtusa’s organizational changes, 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, 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: Virtusa’s failure to realize the intended benefits of the Orogen convertible preferred stock financing, the inability to pay cash dividends on the convertible preferred stock, 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 failure to realize the intended benefits of the Polaris acquisition, including the inability to integrate Virtusa’s and Polaris’ business and operations or the inability to realize the anticipated synergies and revenues or growth rates in the expected amounts or within the anticipated time frames or cost expectations or at all; the possibility that Virtusa’s current or future estimated combined or standalone guidance may differ materially from expectations; the ability of Virtusa to manage an Indian public company; Virtusa incurring unexpected costs or liabilities in connection with the Polaris acquisition; unanticipated acquisition related costs and negative effects on Virtusa’s reported results of operations from acquisition related charges; increase in client or employee attrition due to the Polaris acquisition; inability of Virtusa to service the term loan incurred by Virtusa to acquire Polaris 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; 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; 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; 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, 2017 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Virtusa Announces First Quarter 2018 Consolidated Financial Results

 

About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive the business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

 

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