The Company expects the following:

  • Total revenue growth in a range of negative 3 percent to negative 1 percent in constant currency. At Dec. 31, 2012 exchange rates, this translates to reported revenue of $4.58 billion to $4.67 billion.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations growth in constant currency in a range of 8 percent to 12 percent. At Dec. 31, 2012 exchange rates, this translates to GAAP reported diluted earnings per share of $2.00 to $2.08.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations growth in constant currency in a range of 6 percent to 10 percent. At Dec. 31, 2012 exchange rates, this translates to reported non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.36 to $2.44.
  • Cash flow from continuing operations growth in a range of negative 8 percent to negative 4 percent in constant currency. At Dec. 31, 2012 exchange rates, this translates to reported cash flow from continuing operations of $1.39 billion to $1.45 billion.

This outlook also assumes no material acquisitions and a partial currency hedge of operating income. The Company continues to expect a full-year GAAP operating margin of 30 percent and a non-GAAP operating margin of 36 percent. The Company also continues to expect an effective full-year GAAP and non-GAAP tax rate to come in closer to the high-end of the 30 to 31 percent range provided at the outset of the fiscal year.

The Company anticipates approximately 449 million shares outstanding at fiscal year 2013 year end and weighted average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 457 million for the fiscal year.

Webcast

This news release and the accompanying tables should be read in conjunction with additional content that is available on the Company’s website, including a supplemental financial package, as well as a webcast that the Company will host at 5 p.m. ET today to discuss its unaudited third quarter results. The webcast will be archived on the website. Individuals can access the webcast, as well as this press release and supplemental financial information, at http://ca.com/invest or listen to the call at 1-877-561-2748. The international participant number is 1-720-545-0044.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release, the accompanying tables and the additional content that is available on the Company's website, including a supplemental financial package, includes certain financial measures that exclude the impact of certain items and therefore have not been calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP metrics for operating expenses, operating income, operating margin, income from continuing operations and diluted earnings per share exclude the following items: non-cash amortization of purchased software and other intangibles, share-based compensation, fiscal year 2007 restructuring costs and certain other gains and losses, which includes the gains and losses since inception of hedges that mature within the quarter, but exclude gains and losses of hedges that do not mature within the quarter. In fiscal year 2011, non-GAAP income also excludes recoveries and certain costs associated with derivative litigation matters. The effective tax rate on GAAP and non-GAAP income from operations is the Company's provision for income taxes expressed as a percentage of pre-tax GAAP and non-GAAP income from continuing operations, respectively. These tax rates are determined based on an estimated effective full year tax rate, with the effective tax rate for GAAP generally including the impact of discrete items in the period such items arise and the effective tax rate for non-GAAP generally allocating the impact of discrete items pro rata to the fiscal year's remaining reporting periods. Adjusted cash flow from operations excludes restructuring and other payments. Free cash flow excludes purchases of property, equipment and capitalized software development costs. We present constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than U.S. dollars are converted into U.S. dollars at the exchange rate in effect on March 31, 2012, which was the last day of our prior fiscal year. Constant currency excludes the impacts from the Company's hedging program. The constant currency calculation for annualized subscription and maintenance bookings is calculated by dividing the subscription and maintenance bookings in constant currency by the weighted average subscription and maintenance duration in years. These non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. By excluding these items, non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and cash flows, to competitors' operating results and cash flows, and to estimates made by securities analysts. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate its performance and they are key variables in determining management incentive compensation. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. In addition, the Company has historically reported similar non-GAAP financial measures to its investors and believes that the inclusion of comparative numbers provides consistency in its financial reporting. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this news release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are attached to this news release.

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