Advent Software Q4 net income slides

Source: Advent Software

Advent Software (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.

"I am very proud of Advent's 2011 performance and strong fourth quarter finish. We achieved record revenue and record annual contract value, while simultaneously expanding non-GAAP operating margin to 22 percent for the year," said Stephanie DiMarco, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advent. "In addition to the Company's strong financial performance, we successfully executed on our core strategies to strengthen our portfolio of products and services and expand our global footprint and addressable market. As a result, we head into 2012 with great momentum for Advent's next phase of growth."

FOURTH QUARTER 2011 RESULTS

GAAP Results for Continuing Operations

The Company reported quarterly revenue from continuing operations of $86.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, up from $75.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 14% increase. Total annual revenues from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $326.2 million, compared to $283.5 million recorded in 2010, a 15% increase.
Operating income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $10.1 million, or 12% of revenue, compared to $11.7 million or 16% of revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $42.6 million, or 13% of revenue, compared to $36.3 million, or 13% of revenue, for 2010.

Net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $6.5 million compared to $9.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 29% decrease. Net income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $28.3 million compared to $24.3 million for 2010, a 16% increase.

On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 were $0.12, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.17 in the fourth quarter of 2010. On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $0.52, compared to $0.45 per share for 2010.

Operating cash flow from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $27.6 million, compared with $24.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 13% increase. Operating cash flow from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $83.2 million, compared with $76.2 million for 2010, a 9% increase. Cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities totaled $136.3 million as of December 31, 2011, compared to $152.0 million as of December 31, 2010.

Total deferred revenues were $174.9 million as of December 31, 2011, compared to $154.2 million from continuing operations as of December 31, 2010, a 13% increase.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations

Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $18.5 million, or 21% of revenue. This compares to $17.9 million from continuing operations, or 24% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $72.2 million, or 22% of revenue. This represents a 20% increase compared to non-GAAP operating income of $60.2 million, or 21% of revenue for 2010.

On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.22 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and represent a 5% increase from non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.21 in the fourth quarter of 2010. On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.86 for the year ended December 31, 2011, a 21% increase compared to $0.71 per share for 2010.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Strong Fundamental Business Metrics: The Annual Contract Value (ACV) of our new contract bookings in the fourth quarter of 2011 will contribute $13.7 million in annual revenue once the contracts are fully implemented. New clients represent a broad cross-section of the investment management industry, from hedge funds and asset managers to family offices, fund administrators and the growing advisory market. The renewal rate was 93% for the third quarter of 2011, a 2 point improvement over the same period last year.
  • Global Expansion and Execution: The fourth quarter saw strong demand for Advent's leading solutions outside of North America. Advent signed new contracts with firms in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Revenue from international operations accounted for 18% of total revenue in the fourth quarter and 18% for the full year 2011.
  • Launch of Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX) 4.0 and Tradex® 4.0: Advent launched its most extensive update of APX to date. With this release, Advent introduced customizable dashboard capabilities to offer greater flexibility and control over report content and format -- delivering instant access to more information and with greater clarity. Tradex®, an easy to use web-based system, allows firms that distribute funds to replace labor-intensive manual procedures for fund share order processing with a highly automated work flow and can be tailored to a specific client and market needs. With these releases, Advent continues to set a new standard in comprehensive portfolio management for both asset managers and wealth managers around the globe.

Advent's Board of Directors appointed Advent's President Peter Hess to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, effective June 30, 2012. Stephanie DiMarco, Advent's founder and CEO, will step down as CEO at the end of June 2012. Ms. DiMarco continues to serve as a Director on Advent's Board and will be transitioning to an advisory role for the company's senior management. 

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