NetScout Systems Reports Financial Results For First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT):
    Q1 FY 2013
GAAP     Non-GAAP
Revenue $76.4 million     $76.5 million
Net income $5.0 million $8.1 million
Net Income per share     $0.12     $0.19

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), an industry leader for advanced application and service assurance solutions, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2013 ended June 30, 2012.

“We are pleased to start the new fiscal year with a solid quarter,” said Anil Singhal, President and CEO of NetScout Systems. “Revenue and EPS were at the high end of our first quarter guidance. Total bookings were up 27% year-over-year with strength across all of our vertical markets, and we maintained a significant backlog.”

“In addition, we are pleased to have announced today the acquisition of assets and technology from Accanto Systems, providing service assurance products for telecommunications service providers which enable carriers to monitor and manage the delivery of voice services over converged, next-generation telecom architectures. This technology is synergistic with our packet flow strategy and brings important voice service monitoring capabilities for legacy voice environments and for next generation network voice services, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE).”

For more details regarding the acquisition of Accanto Systems, S.r.l. please see the corresponding press release issued today.

Total GAAP revenue for the first quarter was $76.4 million; non-GAAP revenue was $76.5 million. A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP results is included in the attached financial tables.

Product revenue for the first quarter, on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis was $40.3 million. Service revenue on a GAAP basis was $36.1 million and non-GAAP service revenue was $36.2 million.

GAAP net income for the first quarter was $5.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. GAAP income from operations was $8.2 million. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the quarter was $8.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, and non-GAAP income from operations was $13.2 million.

Financial Highlights:For the first quarter:
  • GAAP and non-GAAP revenue increased 21% year-over-year and decreased 15% sequentially.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP product revenue increased 36% year-over-year and decreased 26% sequentially.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP service revenue increased 7% year-over-year and increased 3% sequentially.
  • GAAP operating margin was 11%, up four points from 7% a year ago and down 12 points sequentially. Non-GAAP operating margin was 17%, up three points from 14% a year ago and down 12 points sequentially.
  • As of June 30, 2012 cash and cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities were $239.2 million, up $25.7 million from $213.5 million as of the end of the prior quarter. Year-over-year, cash and securities increased $30 million.

In addition:
  • NetScout released nGenius Forensic Intelligence, a new analysis module resulting from NetScout’s acquisition of Fox Replay BV that enables network operations and information security teams to accelerate forensic analysis of network traffic with automated, accurate and contextual session reconstruction and visual replay for security-focused investigations.

Guidance:

For fiscal year 2013, we are reiterating the non-GAAP guidance we issued last quarter since we expect the Accanto acquisition to have minimal impact on our full year non-GAAP results. We expect GAAP and non-GAAP revenue to be in the range of $340 million to $355 million. We are adjusting our GAAP net income per diluted share to be in the range of $0.91 to $1.00. The revised GAAP net income per diluted share range includes additional expenses related to the acquisition of technology and assets from Accanto Systems, organizational restructuring related to the Accanto acquisition and anticipated business development expenses. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share remains unchanged and is expected to be between $1.21 and $1.30.

For fiscal year 2013, the non-GAAP net income per diluted share expectation excludes the acquisition accounting adjustment to fair value of approximately $300 thousand for deferred revenue, forecasted share-based compensation expenses of approximately $9.9 million, estimated amortization of acquired intangible assets of approximately $7.0 million, compensation for post combination services of approximately $1.0 million, restructuring charges of approximately $1.1 million, business development charges of approximately $1.2 million and the related impact of these adjustments on the provision for income taxes of $7.8 million.

CONFERENCE CALL INSTRUCTIONS:

The Company invites shareholders to listen to its conference call today at 8:30 a.m. ET, which will be webcast live through the Company’s website at http://www.netscout.com/investors. Alternatively, people can listen to the call by dialing (866)701-8242 for U.S./Canada and (763)416-6912 for international callers and using conference ID: 99537074. A replay of the call will be available after 11:30 a.m. ET on July 19 for approximately one week. The number for the replay is (855)859-2056 for U.S./Canada and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The conference ID is: 99537074.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the financial measures presented in the Company's press release in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), the Company also presents non-GAAP measures relating to revenue and net income per diluted share. Non-GAAP results eliminate the GAAP effects of acquisitions by adding back revenue related to deferred revenue revaluation and removing expenses related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets, the GAAP effects of stock-based compensation, and restructuring charges. Non-GAAP results also exclude certain expenses relating to acquisitions including compensation for post combination services and business development charges. Non-GAAP results also exclude the related impact of all these adjustments on the provision for income taxes.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with GAAP, should not be considered an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may have limitations in that they do not reflect all of NetScout’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should only be used to evaluate NetScout’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The presentation of non-GAAP information is not meant to be considered superior to, in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures will enhance the reader’s overall understanding of NetScout’s current financial performance and the Company's prospects for the future by providing a higher degree of transparency for certain financial measures and providing a level of disclosure that helps investors understand how the Company plans and measures its own business. The Company believes that providing these non-GAAP measures affords investors a view of the Company’s operating results that may be more easily compared to peer companies and also enables investors to consider the Company’s operating results on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis during and following the integration period of the Company’s acquisitions. Presenting the GAAP measures on their own would not be indicative of the Company’s core operating results. Furthermore, NetScout believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures provide useful information to management and investors regarding present and future business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations.

Company management regularly uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate its business and to make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors that management uses in planning and forecasting future periods.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is the market leader in Unified Service Delivery Management enabling comprehensive end-to-end network and application assurance. For 27 years, NetScout has delivered breakthrough packet-flow technology that provides trusted and comprehensive real-time network and application performance intelligence enabling unified assurance of the network, applications and users. These solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. NetScout nGenius ® and Sniffer ® solutions are deployed at more than 20,000 of the world’s largest enterprises, government agencies, and more than 148 service providers, on over one million physical and 2,000 virtual network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. For more information about NetScout go to www.netscout.com.

Safe HarborForward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and other federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, our financial guidance for fiscal 2013 constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with slowdowns or downturns in economic conditions generally and in the market for advanced network and service assurance solutions specifically, the Company’s relationships with strategic partners, dependence upon broad-based acceptance of the Company’s network performance management solutions, the Company’s ability to achieve and maintain a high rate of growth, introduction and market acceptance of new products and product enhancements, the ability of the Company to take advantage of service provider opportunities, competitive pricing pressures, reliance on sole source suppliers, successful expansion and management of direct and indirect distribution channels and dependence on proprietary technology and the ability of NetScout to successfully integrate Psytechnics, Fox Replay, Simena and Accanto, and achieve operational efficiencies. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the Company, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NetScout assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

©2012 NetScout Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. NetScout and the NetScout logo and nGenius are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.
 
 
NetScout Systems, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
               

Three Months EndedJune 30,
  2012     2011  
Revenue:
Product $ 40,262 $ 29,531
Service   36,099     33,765  
Total revenue   76,361     63,296  
 
Cost of revenue:
Product 10,070 7,647
Service   6,793     6,249  
Total cost of revenue   16,863     13,896  
 
Gross profit   59,498     49,400  
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 14,077 11,320
Sales and marketing 30,149 26,772
General and administrative 6,557 6,534
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 586 482
Restructuring charges   (87 )   -  
Total operating expenses   51,282     45,108  
 
Income from operations 8,216 4,292
Interest and other expense, net   (356 )   (399 )
 
Income before income tax expense 7,860 3,893
Income tax expense   2,852     1,494  
Net income $ 5,008   $ 2,399  
 
 
Basic net income per share $ 0.12 $ 0.06
Diluted net income per share $ 0.12 $ 0.06
Weighted average common shares outstanding used in computing:
Net income per share - basic 41,742 42,608
Net income per share - diluted 42,453 43,343

 
 
NetScout Systems, Inc.
Reconciliation of Current GAAP to Current and Historical Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)
       
Three Months EndedJune 30,
  2012     2011  
 
GAAP Revenue $ 76,361 $ 63,296
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment   138     20  
Non-GAAP Revenue $ 76,499   $ 63,316  
 
GAAP Gross profit $ 59,498 $ 49,400
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment 138 20
Shared-based compensation expense (1) 115 112
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (2) 1,417 1,098
Business development and integration expense (3)   -     4  
Non-GAAP Gross profit $ 61,168   $ 50,634  
 
GAAP Income from operations $ 8,216 $ 4,292
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment 138 20
Shared-based compensation expense (1) 2,247 2,159
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (2) 2,003 1,580
Business development and integration expense (3) 357 602
Compensation for post combination services (4) 372 -
Restructuring charges   (87 )   -  
Non-GAAP Income from operations $ 13,246   $ 8,653  
 
GAAP Net income $ 5,008 $ 2,399
Deferred revenue fair value adjustment 138 20
Shared-based compensation expense (1) 2,247 2,159
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (2) 2,003 1,580
Business development and integration expense (3) 357 602
Compensation for post combination services (4) 372 -
Restructuring charges (87 ) -
Income tax adjustments (5)   (1,911 )   (1,295 )
Non-GAAP Net income $ 8,127   $ 5,465  
 
GAAP Diluted Net income per share $ 0.12 $ 0.06
Share impact of non-GAAP adjustments identified above   0.07     0.07  
Non-GAAP Diluted net income per share $ 0.19   $ 0.13  
 
Shares used in computing non-GAAP diluted net income per share 42,453 43,343
 
 
(1 ) Share-based compensation expense included in these amounts
is as follows:
Cost of product revenue $ 49 $ 47
Cost of service revenue 66 65
Research and development 644 577
Sales and marketing 718 770
General and administrative   770     700  
Total share-based compensation expense $ 2,247   $ 2,159  
 
 
(2 ) Amortization expense related to acquired software and product
technology included in these amounts is as follows:
Cost of product revenue $ 1,417 $ 1,098
Operating expenses   586     482  
Total amortization expense $ 2,003   $ 1,580  
 
 
(3 ) Business development and integration expense included in
these amounts is as follows:
Cost of service revenue $ - $ 4
Research and development - 27
Sales and marketing - 28
General and administrative 357 543
Other income (expense), net   -     -  
Total business development and integration expense $ 357   $ 602  
 
 
(4 ) Compensation for post combination services included in these
amounts is as follows:    
Research and development $ 372   $ -  
 
 
(5 ) Total income tax adjustment is as follows:
Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments above at 38% $ (1,911 ) $ (1,657 )
Discrete tax adjustment   -     362  
Total income tax adjustments $ (1,911 ) $ (1,295 )

 
               
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
 
June 30,2012 March 31,2012
 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $ 209,542 $ 196,872
Accounts receivable, net 38,809 69,795
Inventories 7,494 8,021
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   14,863     14,999  
 
Total current assets 270,708 289,687
 
Fixed assets, net 17,029 16,457
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 221,974 225,069
Deferred income taxes 15,385 17,892
Long-term marketable securities 29,690 16,644
Other assets   1,840     2,008  
 
Total assets $ 556,626   $ 567,757  
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 8,106 $ 7,539
Accrued compensation 19,119 23,050
Accrued other 9,574 10,009
Deferred revenue   88,759     93,493  
 
Total current liabilities 125,558 134,091
 
Deferred tax liability 1,330 1,410
Other long-term liabilities 5,818 7,175
Accrued long-term retirement benefits 1,933 1,990
Long-term deferred revenue 18,005 18,722
Long-term debt, net of current portion   62,000     62,000  
 
Total liabilities   214,644     225,388  
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 48 48
Additional paid-in capital 239,455 237,289
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (936 ) 212
Treasury stock, at cost (62,445 ) (56,032 )
Retained earnings   165,860     160,852  
 
Total stockholders' equity   341,982     342,369  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 556,626   $ 567,757  

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