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TIBCO Software Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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The presenters on the call are Vivek Ranadivé, TIBCO's Chairman and CEO; Murray Rode, Chief Operating Officer; and Sydney Carey, Chief Financial Officer.

I'd now like to turn the call over to Vivek.

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

Thanks. Hello, everyone, for joining us today. I'll begin with a brief discussion of our Q2 performance and provide some remarks on the broader environment we're seeing before turning it over to Murray and Sydney to discuss details.

We delivered another quarter of strong growth in Q2, with total revenue increasing 20% and license revenue increasing 17%, respectively on a constant currency basis. Sydney will describe the currency effects in further detail later in the call.

As reported, total revenue came in at $247 million. License revenue was $93 million. Non-GAAP operating margins were 25%, and our non-GAAP EPS was $0.26. This now marks 4 straight years, 16 consecutive quarters, where we have beaten consensus EPS estimates. This will also be the 10th consecutive quarter of growing EPS by more than 20% over the prior year.

It was a busy quarter for TIBCO. We met or exceeded all of our guidance metrics. We acquired a great company and exciting technology in LogLogic. We signed some terrific new logos and partners. We shored up our balance sheet and domestic cash. We held a number of regional marketing events that saw truly impressive attendance and demand. A lot of people are wondering what are we seeing in the broader environment, and how is it that we are continuing to grow at 20%. Here is my perspective.

Firstly, any volatility in this time should be sharply contrasted with 2008 and 2009. We do not see what was then a shutdown in spending. We do not see big deals drying up. In fact, companies are willing to fund large technology buys when the value is clearly demonstrable. Ironically, I might argue that it's actually easier to justify a big deal than a small deal in the current environment because the big one can actually move the needle on the company's performance.

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