Advent Software Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results

Advent Software Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results

Company Achieves 16% Revenue Growth over Prior Year, with Record Quarterly Revenue of $80 Million

SAN FRANCISCO – July 25, 2011 – 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

"Advent is pleased to report record quarterly revenues, which reflect the strength of Advent's financial model and solid global execution," said Stephanie DiMarco, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advent. "We believe the market opportunity for Advent is large, and our long-term strategy positions us well for the future.  Our 16 percent growth proves that our strategy, execution and business model are delivering results for clients in all market environments."

SECOND QUARTER 2011 RESULTS

GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
The Company reported quarterly revenue from continuing operations of $80.1 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to $69.3 million in the second quarter of 2010, a 16% increase.

Operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $10.4 million, or 13% of revenue, up from $7.6 million or 11% of revenue for the second quarter of 2010. 

Net income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $7.1 million compared to $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2010, a 46% increase.

On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2011 were $0.13 and represent a 43% increase from diluted earnings per share of $0.09 in the second quarter of 2010.

Operating cash flow from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2011 was $20.2 million, compared with $17.8 million in the second quarter of 2010, a 14% increase. Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities from continuing operations totaled $78.5 million as of June 30, 2011.

The Company repurchased approximately 382,000 shares in the second quarter of 2011 at an average price of $26.58 per share.

Total deferred revenue from continuing operations as of June 30, 2011 was $159.3 million, compared to $156.5 million as of March 31, 2011, a 2% increase sequentially.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2011 was $17.5 million, or 22% of revenue. This represents a 26% increase when compared to $13.8 million from continuing operations, or 20% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2010. On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.21 in the second quarter of 2011 and represent a 26% increase from non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.16 in the second quarter of 2010.

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

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Second Quarter Bookings:  The term license and Advent OnDemand® contracts signed in the second quarter of 2011 will contribute $6.6 million in annual revenue once they are fully implemented.
  • Acquisition of Black Diamond Performance Reporting:  On June 1, 2011, the Company completed its acquisition of Black Diamond Performance Reporting, LLC, a leading provider of web-based, outsourced portfolio management and reporting platforms for independent advisors.  Under the terms of the agreement, Advent acquired all of the outstanding ownership units of Black Diamond for $72 million in cash, net of cash acquired.  The completion of the acquisition accelerates Advent’s ability to help advisors succeed by giving them an innovative platform coupled with choice and flexibility when selecting technology.  Additionally, Reed Colley, Black Diamond’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer joined Advent’s executive management team.
  • Global Execution:  Advent saw continued momentum for Tamale RMS®, its industry-leading research management solution, signing customers in a wide range of market segments and geographies.  New clients included Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.  Additionally, Temasek, Singapore’s largest sovereign wealth fund, and Tamale’s largest installation to date, went live on Tamale RMS® in the second quarter.
  • Launch of Geneva® 8.5:  Advent launched the newest version of Geneva®, which includes integrated solutions that meet the needs of new market segments.  Geneva® 8.5 is one of the only solutions available that provides portfolio-through-fund and investor-level accounting on a single platform and extends the platform’s portfolio management functionality into the front and middle office.  Geneva® was named winner in the ‘Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems’ category by HFM Week and named the ‘Best Portfolio Management System Provider’ by Waters Magazine in the publication’s annual readers’ choice rankings, both for the third consecutive year.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE    
Advent updates the following financial guidance for the second quarter and fiscal year 2011:

Guidance

Q3 2011

FY 2011

Total Revenue ($M)   

$81-$83

$319-$323

GAAP Operating Margin

n/a

13%-14%

Amortization of Intangibles

(% of revenue)       

n/a

1%-2%

Stock Compensation Expense (% of revenue)

n/a

6%-7%

Non-GAAP Operating Margin

n/a

21%-22%

Operating Cash Flow ($M)

n/a

$81-$85

Capital Expenditures ($M)

n/a

$12-$15


Click here to view the comprehensive Q2.11 financial statements.

INVESTOR CALL
Advent Software, Inc. will host its Q2 2011 quarterly earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today.  The Q2 2011 earnings presentation and trended disclosures file, which include highlights and detailed financial information, are currently available at http://investor.advent.com.  To participate via phone, please dial 800-291-5365 and request conference ID #73758442.  A replay will be available through midnight, August 1, 2011.  The replay number for domestic callers is 888-286-8010, and for international callers is 617-801-6888 and referencing conference ID #99330220.  The conference call will also be webcast live and then archived on http://investor.advent.com.
 
ABOUT ADVENT
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in more than 60 countries use Advent technology.  Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.  Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support organization.  For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.
 
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 (GAAP), please see the accompanying tables entitled “Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures.”

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The financial projections under Financial Guidance, and statements regarding our revenue growth, market opportunity,  market acceptance and demand for our products by clients in all market environments, international expansion and global execution , anticipated benefits and synergies related to our acquisition of Black Diamond Performance Reporting LLC and the continued  momentum of our Tamale RMS product , and 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 Advent Portfolio Exchange®, Geneva® and Moxy® 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; difficulties in integrating merged businesses, such as Syncova Solutions Limited and Black Diamond Performance Reporting LLC, and achieving expected synergies and results; 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 2010 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, the Advent logo, Advent Software, Advent Portfolio Exchange, Advent OnDemand, Geneva and Moxy are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc.  All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

CONTACT
Media Contact:
Smita Topolski
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1668
stopolsk@advent.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Heidi Flaherty
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1145
flaherty@advent.com