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FactSet Research Systems Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2012

Stocks in this article: FDS

  • ASV advanced $31.9 million. Excluding the StreetAccount acquisition, ASV increased $20.4 million.
  • Diluted EPS was $1.08, up 13% when excluding a stock-based compensation charge recorded in the year ago quarter
  • Excluding StreetAccount, client count rose by 57, the largest quarterly growth since 2006
  • Free cash flow was $51 million during the fourth quarter and $209 million for the full fiscal 2012 year, up 18% over last year

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, today announced its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

GAAP Results

For the quarter ended August 31, 2012 revenues increased to $207.7 million, up 8% compared to the prior year. Included in this total was $1.8 million from the acquisition of StreetAccount on June 29, 2012. Operating income for the fourth quarter rose to $70.6 million from $59.0 million in the same period of fiscal 2011. Net income advanced to $48.5 million compared to $40.9 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased to $1.08, up from $0.88 in the same period of fiscal 2011. The year ago fourth quarter results include a pre-tax stock-based compensation charge of $5.4 million or $0.08 per diluted share. The acquisition of StreetAccount did not have an impact on FactSet's fiscal 2012 fourth quarter diluted earnings per share.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Condensed and Unaudited)   Three Months Ended August 31, Twelve Months Ended August 31, 
(In thousands, except per share data) 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Revenues $207,663 $191,939 8.2 % $805,793 $726,510 10.9 %
Operating income 70,627 58,990 19.7 % 272,990 238,335 14.5 %
Provision for income taxes 22,547 18,304 23.2 % 85,896 67,912 26.5 %
Net income $48,539 $40,880 18.7 % $188,809 $171,046 10.4 %
Diluted earnings per share $1.08 $0.88 22.7 % $4.12 $3.61 14.1 %
Diluted weighted average shares 45,152 46,595     45,810 47,355    

"FactSet continues to generate shareholder value as illustrated by our double-digit EPS growth in the quarter," says Philip Hadley, Chairman and CEO. "Investments in our products have helped us expand market share. We added 57 net new clients and 1,100 new users in the past three months. We were also pleased to acquire StreetAccount in June 2012, a leader in timely and informative news summaries for the investment community."

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