NICE Reports First Quarter 2013 Non-GAAP Revenues of $225 Million and Non-GAAP EPS of $0.61

 

May 8, 2013
Ra’anana, Israel, May 8, 2013 - NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. First Quarter 2013 non-GAAP Financial Highlights Include:      Revenues of $225 million, up 4.5% year over year Gross margin at 66.9%, up from 64.8% for the first quarter of 2012 Operating margin at 19.4%, compared to 18.3% for the first quarter of 2012 Fully diluted earnings per share increased 7% to $0.61 Cash flow from operations of $58 million “We are pleased to report another quarter of profitable growth at NICE and we believe we are on track to meet our annual expectations. We continue to deliver to our customers the most innovative and industry leading, next generation analytics and advanced applications,” said Zeevi Bregman, President and CEO of NICE Systems. Mr. Bregman continued, “These innovative solutions, including our newly announced customer engagements analytics platform, which better enables our customers to operationalize Big Data, are helping companies improve business results, comply with regulations, prevent fraud, improve customer experience and enhance safety and security, all areas of growing importance for our customers. The expanding use of our solutions and the positive feedback we are receiving from our customers tells us that we are delivering great value to them, timely addressing their needs.” Dividend Declaration The Company also announced that its Board of Directors, at its meeting on May 7, 2013, declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 2013 of $0.16 per share. The record date will be May 23, 2013, and the payment date will be June 6, 2013. Tax will be withheld at a rate of 15%. Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2013: Revenues: First quarter 2013 non-GAAP total revenues were $224.7 million, up 4.5% from $215.2 million for the first quarter of 2012. Gross Profit: First quarter 2013 non-GAAP gross profit and non-GAAP gross margin increased to150.4 million and 66.9%, respectively, from $139.5 million and 64.8%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Operating Income: First quarter 2013 non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin increased to $43.5 million and 19.4%, respectively, from $39.3 million and 18.3%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Net Income: First quarter 2013 non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net margin increased to $37.6 million and 16.7%, respectively, from $35.6 million and 16.6%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share: First quarter 2013 non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share increased to $0.61, up 7.0% compared to $0.57 for the first quarter of 2012. GAAP Financial Highlights for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2013: Revenues: First quarter 2013 total revenues increased 6.6% to $224.3 million compared to $210.4 million for the first quarter of 2012. Gross Profit: First quarter 2013 gross profit and gross margin increased to $138.5 million and 61.7%, respectively, compared to $122.8 million and 58.4%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Operating Income: First quarter 2013 operating income and operating margin increased to $18.6 million and 8.3%, respectively, compared to $4.6 million and 2.2%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Net Income: First quarter 2013 net income and net margin increased to $17.8 million and 7.9%, respectively, compared to $7.8 million and 3.7%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share: Fully diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2013 increased to $0.29 compared to $0.12 for the first quarter of 2012. Operating Cash Flow and Cash Balance: First quarter 2013 operating cash flow was $58 million. In the first quarter, approximately $7.7 million was used for share repurchases. As March 31, 2013, total cash and cash equivalents, short term investments and marketable securities were $501 million, with no debt. Second Quarter and Full Year 2013 Guidance: Second Quarter 2013: Second quarter 2013 non-GAAP total revenues are expected to be in a range of $220 million to $230 million. Second quarter 2013 non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share are expected to be in a range of $0.58 to $0.64. Full Year 2013:Full year 2013 non-GAAP total revenues are expected to be in a range of $940 million to $970 million. Full year 2013 non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share are expected to be in a range of $2.55 to $2.65. Quarterly Results Conference Call NICE management will host its earnings conference call today, May 8th, 2013 at 8:30 AM EDT, 13:30 GMT, 15:30 Israel, to discuss the results and the company's outlook. To participate in the call, please dial in to the following numbers: United States 1-866-804-8688 or +1-718-354-1175, International +44(0)1296-480-100, United Kingdom 0-800-783-0906, Israel 1-809-242-041. The Passcode is 283 054 72.  Additional access numbers can be found at httphttp://www.btconferencing.com/globalaccess/?bid=54_attended. The call will be webcast live on the Company’s website at http://www.nice.com/investor-relations/investor-relations-events​. An online replay will also be available approximately two hours following the call. A telephone replay of the call will be available for 2 days after the live broadcast, and may be accessed by dialing: United States 1-877-482-6144, International +44(0)20-7136-9233, United Kingdom 0-800-032-9687. The Passcode for the replay is 89219923. Non-GAAP financial measures consist of GAAP financial measures adjusted to exclude: amortization of acquired intangible assets, re-organization expenses,  share-based compensation, certain business combination accounting entriesand the related tax effects thereon . The purpose of such adjustments is to give an indication of our performance exclusive of non-cash charges and other items that are considered by management to be outside of our core operating results. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Business combination accounting rules requires us to recognize a legal performance obligation related to a revenue arrangement of an acquired entity. The amount assigned to that liability should be based on its fair value at the date of acquisition. The non-GAAP adjustment is intended to reflect the full amount of such revenue. We believe this adjustment is useful to investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of our business. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide consistent and comparable measures to help investors understand our current and future operating cash flow performance. These non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliation between results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Consolidated Statements of Income. The intangible assets created in the acquisitions of Merced are preliminary and subject to further review and completion of valuation analyses. About NICE NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leader of software solutions that deliver strategic insights by capturing and analyzing mass quantities of structured and unstructured data in real time from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, and video. NICE’s solutions enable organizations to take the Next-Best-Action to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. www.nice.com. Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NICE Systems.  All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.  For a full list of NICE Systems' marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.  Investors Marty Cohen, +1 212 574 3635, ir@nice.com, ET Anat Earon-Heilborn, +972 9 775-3798, ir@nice.com, CET MediaContact Erik Snider, +1 877 245 7448, erik.snider@nice.com Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including the statements by Messer Bregman, are based on the current expectations of the management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company) only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of the global economic environment on the Company’s customer base (particularly financial services firms) and the resulting uncertainties; changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution arrangements. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise them, except as required by law.