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Temenos raises full year guidance on back of strong Q3

20 October 2016  |  2467 views  |  0 Source: Temenos

Temenos Group AG (SIX: TEMN), the software specialist for banking and finance reports its third quarter 2016 results.

Q3 2016 highlights

* Outstanding performance across all KPIs, FY 2016 guidance raised
* Total software licensing grew 5.5% in constant currencies against tough comparative, which was up 95.5% and included Nordea, our largest deal ever
* On an LTM basis, total software licensing grew 32% in constant currencies and 20% LFL
* Digitalization and cost focus continue to drive strategic decision making and market growth
* Technology partner of choice for system modernization as demonstrated by Bank of Ireland (BOI), Standard Chartered Bank and Nordea
* Strong start to Q4 due to BOI, record level of revenue visibility
* Pipeline into 2017 is very strong, significant breadth and depth of deals
* Intention to launch share buyback of up to USD 100m in Q4 subject to regulatory approvals (see Q3 2016 results presentation for more details)

Q3 2016 financial summary
* Non-IFRS total software licensing up 5.5% (c.c.) and IFRS total software licensing up 11% (c.c.) Y-o-Y
* Non-IFRS maintenance growth of 9% (c.c.) and IFRS maintenance growth of 10% (c.c.) Y-o-Y
* Non-IFRS EBIT up 17% (c.c.) and IFRS EBIT up 38% (c.c.) Y-o-Y
* Non-IFRS EPS increase of 18% and IFRS EPS increase of 53% Y-o-Y
* Q3 2016 LTM cash conversion of 125%
* DSOs down 40 days Y-o-Y

Commenting on the results, Temenos CEO David Arnott said:

“The business has performed very well in Q3, sustaining our strong momentum. We were able to grow against a tough comparative which included Nordea, and total software licensing is now up 32% in the last twelve months. Our performance has been driven by broad based client activity across geographies, tiers and verticals, and we are confident in building on this as we look towards 2017.

It is clear that banks are focused on moving to scalable, customer-centric models with digital at the heart of their transformation, and our solution is able to meet these demands as demonstrated by the multiple deals we have announced with Tier 1 and 2 banks in the last 2 years. I am particularly pleased with the deal we announced with Bank of Ireland for UniversalSuite, which shows the benefit of leveraging a vertically integrated solution across multiple business lines to prepare for a digital future.”

Commenting on the results, Temenos CFO and COO Max Chuard said:

“Q3 has been an excellent quarter, in which we grew total revenues by 9% and profit by 17%. Our operating cash grew 8% and we ended the quarter with DSOs at 129 days, a decrease of 40 days in the last twelve months. With the announcement of the Bank of Ireland deal, we had a strong start to Q4 and have raised our guidance for the full year to reflect the revenue growth and visibility in the business. We are now guiding for total software licensing to grow 15% to 20%, and for total revenues to grow between 12.5% and 14.5%.”

Revenue
IFRS revenue for the quarter was USD 160.6m, up from USD 145.0m in Q3 2015. Non-IFRS revenue was USD 160.8m for the quarter, up from USD 148.9m in Q3 2015, representing an increase of 9% in constant currencies. IFRS total software licensing revenue for the quarter was USD 64.6m, and non-IFRS total software licensing revenue for the quarter was USD 64.8m, an increase of 5.5% from Q3 2015 in constant currencies. The year-on-year growth was driven by the Standard Chartered Bank deal and strong delivery in Europe, enabling the business to lap a tough comparative which included Nordea, our largest deal ever.

EBIT
IFRS EBIT was USD 41.4m this quarter, up from USD 30.0 in Q3 2015. Non-IFRS EBIT was USD 50.8m in Q3 2016, an increase of 17% from Q3 2015 in constant currencies. Q3 2016 non-IFRS EBIT margin was 31.6%, up 2% points on Q3 2015.

Earnings per share (EPS)
IFRS EPS for the quarter was USD 0.46 vs. USD 0.30 in Q3 2015. Non-IFRS EPS was 0.58 for the quarter vs. USD 0.49 in Q3 2015, an increase of 18%.

Pre-tax operating cash
IFRS operating cash was an inflow of USD 39.7m in Q3 2016 compared to USD 36.6m in Q3 2015. For LTM to September 2016, operating cash was USD 262.5m representing a conversion of 125% of IFRS EBITDA into operating cash.

Revised 2016 guidance
The company raises its outlook for the year as follows*:
• Non-IFRS total software licensing growth at constant currencies of 15% to 20% (implying non-IFRS total software licensing revenue of USD 245m to USD 256m), up from 10% to 15%
• Non-IFRS revenue growth at constant currencies of 12.5% to 14.5% (implying non-IFRS revenue of USD 621m to USD 632m), up from 7.5% to 11.0%
• Non-IFRS EBIT at constant currencies of USD 184m to 186m (implying non-IFRS EBIT margin of c.30%), up from USD 180m to USD 185m
• 100%+ conversion of EBITDA into operating cash flow
• Normalized tax rate of 17% to 18%

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