“We have initiated a quarterly cash dividend because we believe we can continue to profitably grow the business while generating cash,” said Ray Sims, chief financial officer of Financial Engines. “The dividend reflects our commitment to deliver value to our shareholders.”
Financial Engines’ growth strategy includes focusing on increasing penetration within existing Professional Management plan sponsors, enhancing and extending services to individuals entering retirement, and expanding the number of plan sponsors.
Based on financial markets remaining at February 14, 2013 levels, the Company estimates that its 2013 revenue will be in the range of $224 million to $229 million, and its 2013 non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA i will be in the range of $69 million to $71 million.Conference Call The Company will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2012 financial results today at 5:00 PM ET. Hosting the call will be Jeff Maggioncalda, chief executive officer, and Ray Sims, chief financial officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 317-6789, or for international callers, (412) 317-6789. A replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers. The conference ID is 10023474. The replay will remain available until Friday, February 22, 2013, and an archived replay will be available at http://ir.financialengines.com/ for 30 calendar days after the call. About Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release and its attachments include certain non-GAAP financial measures. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income, non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings Per Share and non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA. Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income before non-cash stock-based compensation expense, net of tax, and certain other items such as the income tax benefit from the release of valuation allowances, if applicable for the period. Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings Per Share is defined as non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted-average of dilutive common share equivalents outstanding. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income before net interest expense (income), income tax expense (benefit), depreciation, amortization of internal use software, amortization of direct response advertising, amortization of deferred commissions, and non-cash stock-based compensation. Further information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release is contained in the attachments.