“Bookings in the third quarter increased 15 percent over last year, continuing a trend of improvement that reflects both improved market conditions and our strong competitive position. In addition, our new business pipeline remains very active, with volume near historically high levels,” said Mr. Marr. “Our revenue and earnings guidance is consistent with that issued earlier in the year, with the ranges narrowed slightly to reflect our current expectations for the mix of new business between SaaS and deployed license contracts.”
Annual Guidance for 2012
Total revenues for 2012 are currently expected to be in the range of $360 million to $363 million. Tyler expects that diluted earnings per share will be approximately $0.96 to $1.01. These estimates include assumed pretax non-cash, stock-based compensation expense of approximately $7.5 million, or $0.17 per share after taxes. The Company currently estimates that its effective tax rate for 2012 will be approximately 39.2 percent. Tyler expects that capital expenditures for the year will be between $12.5 million and $13.5 million, including approximately $6.5 million related to real estate, and that depreciation and amortization expense will be between $13.2 million and $13.7 million.
Tyler Technologies will hold a conference call on Thursday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s results. To participate in the teleconference, please dial into the call a few minutes before the start time: 877-317-6789 (U.S. callers) and 412-317-6789 (international callers), and reference confirmation code 10019175 when prompted. A replay will be available two hours after the completion of the call through November 2, 2012. To access the replay, please dial 877-344-7529 (U.S. callers) and 412-317-0088 (international callers) and reference passcode 10019175. The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed at www.tylertech.com.About Tyler Technologies, Inc. Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler’s client base includes more than 10,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes has named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” five times in the last six years. More information about Dallas-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com. Non-GAAP Measures This press release discloses the financial measures of EBITDA and free cash flow. These financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are therefore considered non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, operating income, cash flows, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures used by Tyler Technologies may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. We believe the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to users of our financial statements and is helpful to fully understand our past financial performance and prospects for the future. We believe EBITDA and free cash flow are widely used by investors, analysts, and other users of our financial statements to analyze operating performance, provide meaningful comparisons to prior periods and to compare our results to those of other companies, and they provide a more complete understanding of our underlying operational results and trends, as well as our marketplace performance and our ability to generate cash. In addition, we internally monitor and review these non-GAAP financial measures on a consolidated basis as some of the primary indicators management uses to evaluate Company performance and for planning and forecasting future periods. Therefore, management believes that EBITDA and free cash flow provide meaningful supplemental information to the investor to fully assess the financial performance, trends and future prospects of Tyler’s core operations.