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OCEANPORT, N.J. – October 28, 2014 – /BackupReview.info/ — CommVault [NASDAQ: CVLT] today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014.
“Throughout the second quarter, we enhanced our product and related go-to-market initiatives, strengthened our strategic partner programs, and added additional field selling capacity as we continued to transform CommVault,” said N. Robert Hammer, CommVault chairman, president and CEO. “Despite the strength of our strategic position, the depth and differentiation of our technology, and our strong financial position, we did not execute well enough to meet our own expectations for the quarter. Since these issues are rooted in execution challenges that are well within our control, we remain confident that we can return CommVault to historical growth rates. We remain steadfast to our strategy to take full advantage of the expanding market opportunities inherent in our dynamically changing industry.”
Total revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were $151.1 million, an increase of 7% over the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and a decrease of 1% sequentially. Software revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $69.4 million, a decrease of 2% year-over-year and a decrease of 4% sequentially. Services revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $81.7 million, an increase of 15% year-over-year and 1% sequentially.
On a GAAP basis, income from operations (EBIT) was $10.9 million for the second quarter compared to $26.4 million in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased 31% to $26.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to $37.8 million in the second quarter of the prior year. On a sequential basis, non-GAAP income from operations (EBIT) decreased 21% in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
For the second quarter of fiscal 2015, CommVault reported net income of $6.5 million compared to $17.4 million in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the quarter decreased 31% to $16.5 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, from $23.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year.
Operating cash flow totaled $32.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 which was an increase of $7.7 million, or 31%, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Total cash and short-term investments were $414.5 million as of September 30, 2014 compared to $482.7 million as of March 31, 2014. During the second quarter there were no borrowings against the revolving credit facility. In addition, CommVault did not repurchase any shares in the second quarter under its share repurchase program. As of October 28, 2014, there is $150.0 million remaining available in the repurchase program through March 31, 2016.
A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in Financial Statement Table IV. (Download Financial Tables) An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are provided in Table IV. (Download Financial Tables)
Non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude noncash stock-based compensation charges and additional FICA and related payroll tax expense incurred by CommVault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards. CommVault believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful metrics for management and investors because they compare CommVault’s core operating results over multiple periods. When evaluating the performance of CommVault’s operating results and developing short and long term plans, CommVault does not consider such expenses. Although noncash stock-based compensation and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses are necessary to attract and retain employees, CommVault places its primary emphasis on stockholder dilution as compared to the accounting charges related to such equity compensation plans. In addition, because of the varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions such as volatility, which are outside of CommVault’s control and the variety of awards that companies can issue, CommVault believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures that exclude noncash stock-based compensation expense and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred on stock option exercises and vesting of restricted stock awards allow investors to make meaningful comparisons between CommVault’s operating results and those of other companies.
There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. The most significant limitation is that these non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain operating costs, primarily related to noncash stock-based compensation, which is of a recurring nature. Noncash stock-based compensation has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in CommVault’s operating results. In addition, noncash stock-based compensation is an important part of CommVault’s employees’ compensation and can have a significant impact on their performance. Lastly, the components CommVault excludes in its non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the components that its peer companies exclude when they report their non-GAAP financial measures.
CommVault’s management generally compensates for limitations described above related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures by providing investors with a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Further, CommVault management uses non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP.
Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS. Non-GAAP net income excludes noncash stock-based compensation and the additional FICA and related payroll tax expenses incurred by CommVault when employees exercise in the money stock options or vest in restricted stock awards, which are discussed above, as well as applies a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2014.
CommVault anticipates that in any given period its non-GAAP tax rate may be either higher or lower than the GAAP tax rate as evidenced by historical fluctuations. The GAAP tax rate for the six months ended September 30, 2014 was 34% and the GAAP tax rate for the six months ended September 30, 2013 was 36%. On an annual basis, the GAAP tax rate over the past three fiscal years was 37% for fiscal 2014, 35% for fiscal 2013 and 36% for fiscal 2012. In addition, CommVault’s cash tax rate has been significantly lower than its GAAP tax rate in recent fiscal years. The cash tax rate over the past three fiscal years is estimated to be 18% for fiscal 2014, 12% for fiscal 2013 and 14% for fiscal 2012. Also, the cash tax rate for fiscal 2015 is estimated to be approximately 32%. CommVault expects that its cash tax rate will approach its annual GAAP tax rate over the next one to two fiscal years. CommVault defines its cash tax rate as the total amount of cash income taxes payable for the fiscal year divided by consolidated GAAP pre-tax income.
CommVault measured itself to non-GAAP tax rates of 37% in fiscal 2014 and will continue to measure itself to a non-GAAP tax rate of 37% in fiscal 2015. CommVault believes that the use of a non-GAAP tax rate is a useful measure as it allows management and investors to compare its operating results on a more consistent basis over the multiple periods presented in its earnings release without the impact of significant variations in the tax rate as more fully described above. It is also more reflective of the increase in the cash tax rate as it approaches the GAAP tax rate in the next one to two fiscal years. Non-GAAP EPS is derived from non-GAAP net income divided by the weighted average shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
CommVault considers non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted EPS useful metrics for CommVault management and its investors for the same basic reasons that CommVault uses non-GAAP income from operations and non-GAAP income from operations margin. In addition, the same limitations as well as management actions to compensate for such limitations described above also apply to CommVault’s use of non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS.
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