Press Release

ADVENT SOFTWARE REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2015 RESULTS

Record Quarterly Revenues of $103 Million, up 7%

SAN FRANCISCO – May 7, 2015 – 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

“Advent’s business achieved record quarterly revenue in the first quarter, and we continued to deliver on our commitment to helping our clients thrive with new releases of our flagship products,” said Pete Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Advent Software. “We look forward to sharing our enhancements and updates at AdventConnect, our annual client conference, in Las Vegas next month.”

FIRST QUARTER 2015 RESULTS

GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
The Company reported quarterly revenue of $103.3 million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $96.8 million in the first quarter of 2014, a 7% increase.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2015 was $10.2 million, or 9.9% of revenue, compared to $19.3 million or 20.0% of revenue for the first quarter of 2014. Advent’s results for the first quarter of 2015 included transaction-related fees associated with the pending merger with SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. These third-party costs, on a pre-tax basis, totaled $8.4 million. Additionally, in the first quarter of 2015, Advent’s results included $2.6 million in restructuring charges related to personnel and facilities restructuring, and incremental expense of $1.6 million from accelerated depreciation not included in restructuring from the decision to shrink our real estate footprint during 2015.

Net income for the first quarter of 2015 was $5.1 million, compared to $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2014. On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share in the first quarter of 2015 were $0.09, compared to $0.20 in the first quarter of 2014. Net income and earnings per share were also negatively impacted by the additional transaction-related fees, restructuring costs and accelerated depreciation expense incurred in the first quarter of 2015.

Operating cash flow in the first quarter of 2015 was $6.6 million, compared with $20.9 million in the first quarter of 2014. The operating cash flow in the first quarter of 2015 was negatively impacted by the payment of transaction-related fees and by slower collections in February and March of 2015.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $28 million as of March 31, 2015, compared to $38 million as of December 31, 2014. Total outstanding debt as of March 31, 2015 was $205 million compared to $220 million as of December 31, 2014.

Deferred revenue as of March 31, 2015 was $198 million, compared to $188 million as of March 31, 2014.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2015 was $29.7 million, or 28.8% of revenue. This represents a 2% increase compared to $29.2 million in the first quarter of 2014.

On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.34 in the first quarter of 2015 and represent a 4% increase from $0.33 in the first quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP operating income and earnings per share in the first quarter of 2015 were negatively impacted by $1.6 million of accelerated depreciation.

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

View financial results for Q1.15.

ABOUT ADVENT
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 nearly 4,300 firms in more than 50 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 http://www.advent.com.

ABOUT NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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 (GAAP), please see the accompanying tables entitled “Reconciliation of Selected Continuing Operations’ GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures”.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Any forward-looking statements included in this presentation, including comments regarding product releases, enhancements and updates 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 including the pending acquisition of Advent by SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., 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 declare future dividends; 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 2014 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.
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CONTACTS
Media Contact:
Amanda Diamondstein-Cieplinska
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1668
adiamond@advent.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Justin Ritchie
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1683
jritchie@advent.com