Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced its first-quarter ended March 31, 2011 financial results.

First-Quarter Financial Performance
  • Total revenues were $65.7 million, compared with $59.2 million for the first quarter of last year.
  • On a GAAP basis, net income was $2.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.8 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the same period last year.
  • On a pro forma basis, net income was $4.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011, which reflects a pro forma effective tax rate of 40%. Pro forma net income excludes stock-based compensation of $1.4 million, amortization of $0.7 million of acquisition-related intangible assets, $1.5 million of duplicate lease costs, $0.4 million of acquisition costs, and net investment gains of $0.6 million. This compares with pro forma net income of $6.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the same period in 2010, which reflects a pro forma tax rate of 40%. Pro forma net income for the first quarter of 2010 excludes stock-based compensation of $1.1 million, amortization of $0.9 million of acquisition-related intangible assets, $0.3 million of acquisition-related credits, and net investment gains of $0.4 million.

“Our first quarter financial performance was consistent with our expectations during a year of planned significant investments to support growth in our business,” said George F. Colony, Forrester's chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “In addition to delivering double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, our key metrics remained strong.”

A reconciliation of GAAP results to pro forma results may be found in the attached financial tables.

Forrester is providing second-quarter 2011 financial guidance as follows:

Second-Quarter 2011 (GAAP):
  • Total revenues of approximately $71.5 million to $74.5 million.
  • Operating margin of approximately 11.0% to 13.0%.
  • Other income, net of $100,000.
  • An effective tax rate of 40%.
  • Diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.21 to $0.25.

Second-Quarter 2011 (Pro Forma):

Pro forma financial guidance for the second quarter of 2011 excludes stock-based compensation expense of $1.1 million to $1.3 million, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of approximately $0.4 million, duplicate lease costs of approximately $1.5 million, and any acquisition costs and investment gains or losses.
  • Pro forma operating margin of approximately 15.0% to 17.0%.
  • Pro forma effective tax rate of 40%.
  • Pro forma diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.29 to $0.33.

Our full-year 2011 guidance is as follows:

Full-Year 2011 (GAAP):

  • Total revenues of approximately $282 million to $288 million.
  • Operating margin of approximately 12.0% to 13.0%.
  • Other income of approximately $0.5 million.
  • An effective tax rate of 40%.
  • Diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.96 to $1.02.

Full-Year 2011 (Pro Forma):

Pro forma financial guidance for full-year 2011 excludes stock-based compensation expense of $5.0 million to $5.5 million, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets of approximately $1.8 million, duplicate lease costs of approximately $3.5 million, and any acquisition costs and investment gains or losses.
  • Pro forma operating margin of approximately 16.0% to 17.0%.
  • Pro forma effective tax rate of 40%.
  • Pro forma diluted earnings per share of approximately $1.22 to $1.28.

About Forrester Research

Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. Forrester works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and peer-to-peer executive programs. For more than 27 years, Forrester has been making IT, marketing, and technology industry leaders successful every day. For more information, visit www.forrester.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, Forrester’s financial guidance for the second quarter of and full-year 2011. These statements are based on Forrester’s current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual future activities and results to differ include, among others, Forrester’s ability to retain and enrich memberships for its research products and services, technology spending, Forrester’s ability to respond to business and economic conditions and market trends, the risks and challenges inherent in international business activities, competition and industry consolidation, the ability to attract and retain professional staff, Forrester’s dependence on key personnel, and possible variations in Forrester’s quarterly operating results. Forrester undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. For further information, please refer to Forrester’s reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The consolidated statements of income and the table of selected balance sheet and cash flow data are attached.

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Forrester Research, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income        
(Unaudited, In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended
March 31,
  2011       2010  
 
Revenues:
Research services $ 44,547 $ 39,416
Advisory services and other   21,195     19,764  
Total revenues   65,742     59,180  
 
Operating expenses:
Cost of services and fulfillment 25,498 22,327
Selling and marketing 25,465 20,088
General and administrative 8,918 7,204
Depreciation 970 918
Amortization of intangible assets   693     905  
Total operating expenses   61,544     51,442  
 
Income from operations 4,198 7,738
Other income (expense), net (109 ) 1,075
Gains from investments, net   582     425  
 
Income before income taxes 4,671 9,238
Income tax provision   1,760     3,466  
Net Income $ 2,911   $ 5,772  
 
Diluted income per share $ 0.13   $ 0.25  
 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   23,252     22,877  
 
Basic income per share $ 0.13   $ 0.26  
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   22,713     22,389  
 
Pro forma data (1):
Income from operations $ 4,198 $ 7,738
Amortization of intangible assets 693 905
Duplicate lease costs 1,463 -
Acquisition costs (credits) 371 (326 )
Stock-based compensation included in the following
expense categories:
Cost of services and fulfillment 615 449
Selling and marketing 339 244
General and administrative   484     413  
 
Pro forma income from operations 8,163 9,423
Other income (expense), net   (109 )   1,075  
Pro forma income before income taxes 8,054 10,498
Pro forma income tax provision   3,222     4,199  
Pro forma net income $ 4,832   $ 6,299  
 
Pro forma diluted income per share $ 0.21   $ 0.28  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   23,252     22,877  
 

(1) Forrester believes that pro forma financial results provide investors with consistent and comparable information to aid in the understanding of Forrester's ongoing business. Our pro forma presentation excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, duplicate lease costs, costs or (credits) associated with acquisition activities, stock-based compensation and net gains or losses from investments, as well as their related tax effects. The pro forma data does not purport to be prepared in accordance with Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States.
         
Forrester Research, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Data              
(Unaudited, In thousands)
 
March 31, December 31,
  2011     2010  
 
Balance sheet data:
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable investments $ 239,807 $ 216,034
Accounts receivable, net $ 48,280 $ 73,574
Deferred revenue $ 137,527 $ 131,521
 
 
Three months ended
March 31,
  2011     2010  
 
Cash flow data:
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 32,161 $ 23,128
Cash used for acquisitions $ - $ (1,660 )
Purchases of property and equipment $ (10,711 ) $ (1,402 )
Repurchases of common stock $ (8,567 ) $ -

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