NORWALK, Conn., March 15, 2011 (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 second quarter of fiscal 2011. For the quarter ended February 28, 2011 revenues increased to $177.6 million, up 13% compared to the prior year. Operating income for the second quarter rose to $58.1 million from $54.5 million in the same period of fiscal 2010. Net income advanced to $45.3 million as compared to $36.1 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.95, up 27% from $0.75 in the same period of fiscal 2010. Included in this quarter's results were income tax benefits of $0.10 per diluted share or $4.9 million from the reenactment of the U.S. Federal R&D credit. In addition, a pre-tax charge of $2.5 million or $0.04 per diluted share was recorded in the quarter related to an increase in the estimated number of performance-based stock options that will be eligible to vest in August 2011. GAAP financial measures including operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share have been adjusted to report non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the $4.9 million of income tax benefits and the $2.5 million incremental charge related to performance-based options. Non-GAAP operating income for the quarter was $60.5 million, up 11%. Non-GAAP net income advanced 16% to $42.0 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share increased 19% to $0.89. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is presented on page 8 of this press release. Consolidated Statements of Income
|(Condensed and Unaudited)||Three Months Ended February 28,||Six Months Ended February 28,|
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2011||2010||Change||2011||2010||Change|
|Provision for income taxes||12,971||18,505||(29.9)%||30,924||36,647||(15.6)%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.95||$0.75||26.7%||$1.83||$1.48||23.6%|
|Diluted weighted average shares||47,427||48,066||47,495||48,704|
Annual Subscription Value ("ASV")ASV advanced $27.9 million organically during the quarter. ASV was $723 million at February 28, 2011, up 11% organically over the prior year. Of this total, 82% is derived from buy-side clients and the remainder is from the sell-side firms who perform M&A advisory work and equity research. ASV drivers during the quarter were expanded deployment of proprietary data, growth in the number of clients and users, purchases of advanced applications, a reduction in cancelation rates, and a price increase of $9 million for the Company's U.S. investment management clients. ASV at any given point in time represents the forward-looking revenues for the next 12 months from all services currently being supplied to clients. Financial Highlights – Second Quarter of Fiscal 2011
- ASV from U.S. operations was $496 million and $227 million related to international operations.
- U.S. revenues, including Market Metrics, were $121.5 million, up 14% from the year ago quarter.
- Non-U.S. revenues rose 11% to $56.1 million as compared to the same period in fiscal 2010.
- Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes the incremental charge related to performance-based options was 34.1%.
- Free cash flow generated over the last twelve months was $186 million. Quarterly free cash flow was $42.9 million.
- Cash and investments in marketable securities were $203 million at February 28, 2011.
- Accounts receivable increased $2 million over the last 12 months while ASV is up $72 million over the same period.
- Non-GAAP operating income was up 11% compared to the prior year.
- Non-GAAP diluted EPS advanced 19% to $0.89 per diluted share.
- The effective tax rate for the second quarter was 22.3% as compared to 33.9% a year ago. Excluding the $4.9 million of income tax benefits from the reenactment of the R&D credit, the effective tax rate for the second quarter was 30.7%.
- Professionals using FactSet increased to 44,800, up 1,200 users over the past three months.
- Client count was 2,161 at February 28, a net increase of 38 clients during the quarter.
- Annual client retention rate was greater than 95% of ASV and 90% of clients.
- Employee count rose by 309 in the last three months to 4,768, an increase of 39% compared to a year ago.
- FactSet was named one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," marking the Company's third appearance on the list in the last four years.
- The Company's global presence expanded with the opening of a Dubai office in December 2010, joining FactSet's network of 24 offices around the world.
- Capital expenditures were $6.1 million, net of landlord contributions for construction of $1.4 million. Approximately $4.9 million or 80% of capital expenditures were for computer equipment and the remainder for office expansions.
- A regular quarterly dividend of $10.6 million or $0.23 per share was paid on March 15, 2011, to common stockholders of record as of February 28, 2011.
- The Company repurchased 506,706 shares for $49.0 million during the second quarter. At February 28, 2011, $84 million remains authorized for future repurchases.
- Common shares outstanding at February 28, 2011 were 46.1 million.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Expectations
- Revenues are expected to range between $181 million and $184 million.
- EPS should range between $0.90 and $0.92.
- The 2011 guidance for capital expenditures, net of landlord contributions remains at $22 million to $28 million.
- The projected recurring annual effective tax rate is 31.0%.
About Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresFinancial measures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") including operating income, operating margin, net income and diluted earnings per share have been adjusted to report non-GAAP financial measures. These measures exclude a charge of $2.5 million related to an increase in the estimated number of performance-based stock options that will be eligible to vest in August 2011 and $4.9 million of income tax benefits related to the reenactment of the U.S. Federal R&D credit in December 2010. The charge related to stock-based compensation reduced GAAP operating income by $2.5 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share by $0.04 and GAAP operating margin by 140 basis points. The income tax benefits reduced the Company's effective tax rate from 30.7% to 22.3% in the second quarter. Together, the stock-based compensation charge and income tax benefits, increased GAAP net income by $3.2 million and GAAP diluted EPS by $0.06 per share. Non-GAAP operating income for the quarter was $60.5 million, up 11%. Non-GAAP net income advanced 16% to $42.0 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share increased 19% to $0.89. FactSet uses these non-GAAP financial measures, both in presenting its results to shareholders and the investment community, and in its internal evaluation and management of the businesses. The Company believes that these financial measures and the information they provide are useful to investors because it permits investors to view the Company's performance using the same tools that management uses to gauge progress in achieving its goals. Investors may benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company's performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods and may also facilitate comparisons to its historical performance. 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 GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables on page 8 of this release captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Financial Measures."
About Non-GAAP Free Cash FlowThe presentation of free cash flow is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The GAAP financial measure, cash flows provided by operating activities, has been adjusted to report non-GAAP free cash flow that includes the cash cost for taxes and changes in working capital, less capital expenditures. Included in the just completed second quarter was $50.3 million of net cash provided by operations and $7.4 million of capital expenditures. Non-GAAP free cash flow is not intended as an alternative measure of cash flows provided by operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP in the U.S. FactSet uses this financial measure, both in presenting its results to shareholders and the investment community, and in the Company's internal evaluation and management of the businesses. Management believes that this financial measure is useful to investors because it permits investors to view the Company's performance using the same metric that management uses to gauge progress in achieving its goals and is an indication of cash flow that may be available to fund further investments in future growth initiatives. About FactSet FactSet Research Systems Inc. combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The Company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations along with its affiliates from twenty-four locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Sydney.
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|Consolidated Statements of Income - Unaudited||Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|February 28,||February 28,|
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2011||2010||2011||2010|
|Cost of services||60,137||50,870||116,922||101,277|
|Selling, general and administrative||59,405||51,938||116,480||102,727|
|Total operating expenses||119,542||102,808||233,402||204,004|
|Income before income taxes||58,225||54,624||117,779||108,909|
|Provision for income taxes||12,971||18,505||30,924||36,647|
|Diluted earnings per common share||$0.95||$0.75||$1.83||$1.48|
|Weighted average common shares (Diluted)||47,427||48,066||47,495||48,704|
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|Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition - Unaudited|
|February 28,||August 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$203,105||$195,741|
|Accounts receivable, net of reserves||70,501||59,693|
|Other current assets||11,264||6,899|
|Total current assets||298,452||265,145|
|Property, equipment, and leasehold improvements, net||81,336||79,495|
|Intangible assets, net||49,980||52,179|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$23,580||$23,976|
|Total current liabilities||91,327||109,276|
|Deferred rent and other non-current liabilities||22,289||21,849|
|Additional paid-in capital||395,836||344,144|
|Treasury stock, at cost||(682,943)||(607,798)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(7,745)||(21,385)|
|Total stockholders' equity||558,187||502,406|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$683,070||$644,608|
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|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited|
|Six Months Ended February 28,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities|
|Depreciation and amortization||18,758||18,211|
|Stock-based compensation expense||10,377||6,097|
|Deferred income taxes||(1,275)||(3,429)|
|Gain on sale of assets||(4)||(117)|
|Tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements||(12,919)||(18,847)|
|Changes in assets and liabilities|
|Accounts receivable, net of reserves||(10,808)||(5,339)|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(658)||(1,428)|
|Taxes payable, net of prepaid taxes||2,849||18,762|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||(4,743)||2,447|
|Other working capital accounts, net||(217)||(646)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||72,481||70,133|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES|
|Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements||(15,433)||(9,051)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(15,433)||(9,051)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES|
|Repurchase of common stock||(75,145)||(107,107)|
|Proceeds from employee stock plans||27,961||38,311|
|Tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements||12,919||18,847|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(55,375)||(68,591)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||5,691||(4,216)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||7,364||(11,725)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||195,741||216,320|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$203,105||$204,595|
|(Unaudited)||Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|(In thousands, except per share data)||Feb 28, 2011||Feb 28, 2010||Change||Feb 28, 2011||Feb 28, 2010||Change|
|GAAP Operating income||$58,093||$54,473||6.6%||$117,522||$108,520||8.3%|
|Incremental stock-based compensation (a)||2,451||--||2,451||--|
|Non-GAAP Operating income||$60,544||$54,473||11.1%||$119,973||$108,520||10.6%|
|Non-GAAP Operating margin||34.1%||34.6%||34.2%||34.7%|
|GAAP Net income||$45,254||$36,119||25.3%||$86,855||$72,262||20.2%|
|Incremental stock-based compensation, net of tax (a)||1,692||--||1,692||--|
|Income tax benefits from U.S. Federal R&D credit (b)||(4,912)||--||(4,912)||--|
|Non-GAAP Net income||$42,034||$36,119||16.4%||$83,635||$72,262||15.7%|
|Non-GAAP Diluted earnings per common share||$0.89||$0.75||18.7%||$1.76||$1.48||18.9%|
|Weighted average common shares (Diluted)||47,427||48,066||47,495||48,704|
(b) To exclude income tax benefits of $4.9 million or $0.10 per diluted share related to the reenactment of the U.S. Federal R&D credit in December 2010. The Company's effective tax rate is based on current enacted tax laws and as such, prior to the second quarter of fiscal 2011, it did not reflect the R&D tax credit in any months of fiscal 2011 as the R&D credit expired on December 31, 2009. The reenactment of the credit was retroactive to January 1, 2010. Excluding the $4.9 million of income tax benefits, the effective tax rate for the second quarter was 30.7%.
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