Advent Software Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Advent Software Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Company Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue of $97 Million

SAN FRANCISCO – October 28, 2013 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

“Advent delivered record revenues and solid profitability, demonstrating the value customers continue to place on our solutions,” said Pete Hess, Chief Executive Officer at Advent. “Third quarter highlights also included our successful annual client conference, AdventConnect, where we shared a well-received preview of our new cloud-based solution platform, which launches next year. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm as we continue to sharpen our focus on our clients’ success.” 


GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
The Company reported quarterly revenue of $96.8 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared to $90.2 million in the third quarter of 2012, a 7% increase.
Operating income for the third quarter of 2013 was $17.4 million, or 18.0% of revenue, compared to $12.6 million or 14.0% of revenue for the third quarter of 2012.  
Net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $9.8 million compared to $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2012.

On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share in the third quarter of 2013 were $0.18, compared to $0.15 in the third quarter of 2012.  

Operating cash flow in the third quarter of 2013 was $22.8 million, compared with $25.3 million in the third quarter of 2012. 

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $41 million as of September 30, 2013, compared to $404 million as of June 30, 2013. On July 9, 2013, the Company paid a one-time special cash dividend of $9 per share totaling approximately $470 million. The special dividend was financed with cash on hand and proceeds from Advent's recently closed $425 million senior credit facility. Total outstanding debt as of September 30, 2013 was $350 million compared to $225 million as of June 30, 2013.

Deferred revenue as of September 30, 2013 was $173 million, compared to $174 million as of June 30, 2013.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2013 was $29.0 million, or 30.0% of revenue. This represents a 39% increase compared to $20.8 million, or 23.1% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2012.  On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.31 in the third quarter of 2013 and represent a 22% increase from non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.26 in the third quarter of 2012.

The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of this press release. 

  • Continued Market Demand: Advent saw continued success across all of its client segments, from hedge funds and asset managers to family offices, fund administrators and the growing advisory market. The Company added new clients including: Crabel Capital Management, Seer Capital Management LP, Whitebox Advisors, Evercore Wealth Management, Cain, Watters & Associates, Essex Financial Services, Watermark Asset Management, Sparebanken Vest, Herald Investment Management, and CACEIS. Existing clients that expanded their relationship with Advent or migrated to a new Advent platform included: Vastardis Fund Services, Sentinel Investments, Weeden Prime Services, Swift Run Capital Management, Towneley Capital Management, Brown Advisory, and BTIG. 
  • Client Conference Success: With over 1,000 attendees, AdventConnect 2013 was the Company’s largest client conference in its 30 year history. At the conference, Advent unveiled a number of new enhancements and product solutions including Geneva® 10.0, Tamale RMS® 7.0 and Advent Direct™.


Advent updates the following financial guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013:


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Advent Software, Inc. will host its Q3 2013 quarterly earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today.  The Q3 2013 earnings presentation and trended disclosures file, which include highlights and detailed financial information, are currently available at  To participate via phone, please dial (877) 280-4962 and request conference ID #26629001.  Telephone replay will be available through midnight November 4, 2013.  The replay number for domestic callers is (888) 286-8010, and for international callers is (617) 801-6888, with the conference ID of #34661098.
The conference call will also be webcast live and then archived on

Over the last 30 years of industry change, our core mission to help our clients focus on their unique strategies and deliver exceptional investor service has never wavered. With unparalleled precision and ahead of the curve solutions, we've helped over 4,400 firms in nearly 60 countries - from established global institutions to small start-up practices – to grow their business and thrive.  Advent technology helps firms minimize risk, work together seamlessly, and discover new opportunities in a constantly evolving world. Together with our clients, we are shaping the future of investment management. For more information on Advent products visit

This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP), please see the accompanying tables entitled “Reconciliation of Selected Continuing Operations’ GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures.” 

The financial projections under Financial Guidance and any other forward-looking statements included in this presentation reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known and involve risks and uncertainties; our actual results may differ materially from those discussed here.  These risks and uncertainties include: potential fluctuations in new contract bookings, renewal rates, operating results and future growth rates; continued market acceptance of our products; the successful development, release and market acceptance of new products and product enhancements; uncertainties and fluctuations in the financial markets; the Company’s ability to satisfy contractual performance requirements and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports including, but not limited to, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements including any guidance, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 

Advent, Advent Software, Geneva, and Tamale RMS are registered trademarks of, and the Advent logo is a mark of, Advent Software, Inc.  Any other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

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Advent Software, Inc.
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