Amdocs Limited Reports Record Quarterly Revenue Of $941M

Expects Fiscal 2017 Revenue Growth of 2.0-6.0% YoY

Quarterly Cash Dividend to be Raised From $0.195 to $0.22 Per Share, Subject to Shareholder Approval at the January 2017 Annual Meeting

Key highlights:
  • Fourth fiscal quarter revenue of $941 million, at the midpoint of the $920-$960 million guidance range. As we anticipated, foreign currency movements negatively affected revenue by approximately $2 million relative to the third quarter of fiscal 2016
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.64 for the fourth fiscal quarter, below the $0.66-$0.74 guidance range due to higher acquisition-related costs in connection with the acquisitions of Pontis, Vindicia and Brite:Bill announced on September 14, 2016
  • Fourth fiscal quarter diluted non-GAAP EPS of $0.89, slightly above the mid-point of the $0.85-$0.91 guidance range (non-GAAP EPS excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs, and equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects)
  • Fourth fiscal quarter GAAP operating income of $118 million; non-GAAP operating income of $161 million; non-GAAP operating margin of 17.1%
  • Free cash flow of $125 million for the fourth fiscal quarter
  • Repurchased $90 million of ordinary shares during the fourth fiscal quarter
  • Twelve-month backlog of $3.17 billion at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter, up $60 million from the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2016
  • The board of directors approved a $0.195 per share quarterly cash dividend to be paid on January 13, 2017, and, subject to shareholders' approval at the January 2017 annual general meeting of shareholders, an increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.22 per share, anticipated to be paid in April 2017
  • First quarter fiscal 2017 guidance: Expected revenue of approximately $935-$975 million. Expected diluted GAAP EPS of approximately $0.59-$0.67. Expected diluted non-GAAP EPS of approximately $0.87-$0.93 (which excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs and approximately $0.09-$0.10 per share of equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects)
  • Full year fiscal 2017 guidance: Expected revenue growth of 2.0-6.0% on a constant currency basis and reported basis. Expected non-GAAP diluted earnings per share growth of roughly 4.5-8.5%, incorporating the impact of anticipated share repurchase activity over the course of the fiscal year

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) today reported that for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2016, revenue was $940.7 million, up 1.1% or $10.5 million sequentially from the third fiscal quarter of 2016 and up 1.5% as compared to last year's fourth fiscal quarter. Revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 includes a negative impact from foreign currency movements of approximately $2 million relative to the third quarter of fiscal 2016. The Company's GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was $95.7 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $91.1 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, in the prior fiscal year's fourth quarter. Net income on a non-GAAP basis was $132.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $130.4 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Non-GAAP net income excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs and equity-based compensation expenses of $36.7 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, and excludes such amortization and other acquisition-related costs, nonrecurring restructuring charges associated with the acquisition of the Comverse BSS assets and equity-based compensation expenses of $39.2 million, net of related tax effects, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. 

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