SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC), a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 .
SS&C reported for the first quarter of 2016 GAAP revenue of $324.1 million , GAAP operating income of $50.4 million , GAAP net income of $7.0 million and GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.07 .
- Adjusted revenue and adjusted operating income (defined below) were $ 343.1 million and $135.2 million , respectively. Adjusted revenue and adjusted operating income were up 66.5 percent and 74.7 percent respectively, from $206.1 million and $77.4 million in the first quarter 2015.
- Adjusted diluted earnings per share for Q1 2016 of $0.74 , a 23.3 percent increase from Q1 2015.
- SS&C closed the acquisition of Citi Alternative Investor Services on March 11, 2016 for a purchase price of $321.0 million .
"I am happy to report another strong start to the year, with record adjusted revenues of $343.1 million , adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.74 cents and paying down $29.8 million in debt," says Bill Stone , Chairman and CEO of SS&C Technologies. "We are committed to providing advanced, reliable, and efficient software to our customers, this quarter announcing exciting new releases of SS&C products. These products underpin our growing fund administration and middle office operations businesses. Today, SS&C conducted a grand opening ceremony of the new office in Evansville, Indiana as the growing mid-west operating center surpasses 200 employees. This office continues to service our global customer base and we are excited to occupy the signature building in Sterling Square."
SS&C reported GAAP revenue of $324.1 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared to $205.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 57.5 percent increase. GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2016 was $50.4 million , or 15.6 percent of revenue. This represents a 16.9 percent increase compared to $43.1 million , or 21.0 percent of revenue, in 2015's first quarter. GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $7.0 million compared to $26.2 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 73.3 percent decrease. On a fully diluted GAAP basis, earnings per share in the first quarter of 2016 were $0.07 .
Adjusted Non-GAAP Results (defined in Notes 1-4 below)
Adjusted revenue in the first quarter of 2016 was $343.1 million , up 66.5 percent compared to $206.1 million in the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted operating income in the first quarter of 2016 was $135.2 million , or 39.4 percent of adjusted revenue. This represents a 74.7 percent increase compared to adjusted operating income of $77.4 million and 37.5 percent of adjusted revenue in the first quarter of 2015.
Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2016 was $75.4 million , up 43.0 percent compared to $52.7 million in 2015's first quarter. Adjusted diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2016 were $0.74 per share, up 23.3 percent compared to $0.60 per share in the first quarter of 2015.
Annual Run Rate Basis
Annual Run Rate Basis (ARRB) recurring revenue, defined as adjusted recurring revenue on an annualized basis, was $1,262.9 million based on adjusted recurring revenue $315.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. This represents an increase of 62.8 percent from $193.9 million and $775.8 million run-rate in the same period in 2015 and an increase of 7.0 percent from $295.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, an annual run rate of $1,180.0 million . We believe ARRB of our recurring revenue is a good indicator of visibility into future revenue.
Operating Cash Flow
SS&C generated net cash from operating activities of $18.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 , compared to $31.2 million for the same period in 2015, representing a 40.3 percent decrease. Cash flow in the first quarter was impacted by the annual employee cash incentive, higher debt interest payments due to senior credit facility and notes put in place to acquire Advent in July 2015 , and an increase in accounts receivables. We expect to generate approximately $100 million in cash flow in Q2 2016 and $375 million to $390 million for the full year. SS&C ended the quarter with $101.8 million in cash, and $2,790.2 million in gross debt, for a net debt balance of $2,688.4 million . SS&C's leverage ratio as defined in our credit agreement stood at 4.6 times consolidated EBITDA as of March 31, 2016 .