Advent Software Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Company Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue of $96 Million, Non-GAAP Earnings per Share of $0.37, and Non-GAAP Operating Profit of $31 Million

SAN FRANCISCO – July 29, 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 second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

“I am pleased to report Advent delivered a strong second quarter with record revenue and non-GAAP profitability, and strong renewals,” said Pete Hess, Chief Executive Officer at Advent.  “We continue to win new business, while also investing in our solutions, and we’re doing it all while ensuring that we deliver the operational efficiency gains we’re committed to achieving. It is exciting to see these results as we continue to execute on our strategy and deliver results and value to our shareholders and clients.”


Recapitalization Transaction
As previously announced, the Company entered into a new $425 million senior credit facility and declared a one-time special cash dividend of $9 per share. In connection with the dividend, the Company modified its outstanding equity awards to preserve the pre-dividend economic value. The special dividend was approved by Advent’s Board of Directors on June 12, 2013 and paid to stockholders on July 9, 2013. Of the $9 per share distribution, totaling $470 million, Advent currently expects between $2 to $3 per share to be characterized as a dividend for tax purposes, and the remaining amount of the distribution to be characterized as a return of capital.

GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
The Company reported quarterly revenue of $96.1 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $89.7 million in the second quarter of 2012, a 7% increase.
Advent’s results for the second quarter of 2013 included costs associated with the recapitalization transaction. These costs, on a pre-tax basis, were composed of $6.7 million of third party costs which were not included in capitalized debt issue costs and $21.9 million of stock-based compensation expense associated with the equity award modification.

Operating loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $(5.8) million, or (6.1)% of revenue, compared to operating income of $12.1 million or 13.4% of revenue for the second quarter of 2012. 

Net loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $(4.2) million compared to net income of $7.2 million in the second quarter of 2012.

Diluted net loss per share in the second quarter of 2013 was ($0.08), compared to diluted net income per share of $0.14 in the second quarter of 2012. 

Operating cash flow in the second quarter of 2013 was $21.9 million, compared with $14.9 million in the second quarter of 2012.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $404 million as of June 30, 2013, compared to $247 million as of March 31, 2013, a 64% increase. Total outstanding debt as of June 30, 2013 was $225 million compared to $93 million as of March 31, 2013. After payment of the special dividend on July 9th, 2013, total outstanding debt was $350 million. Total deferred revenue as of June 30, 2013 was $174 million, compared to $177 million as of March 31, 2013.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $31.0 million, or 32.3% of revenue. This represents a 55% increase compared to $20.0 million from continuing operations, or 22.3% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2012.  On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.37 in the second quarter of 2013 and represent a 56% increase from non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.24 in the second quarter of 2012.

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


  • Second Quarter Bookings and Client Success:  The annual contract value of our new contract bookings in the second quarter of 2013 will contribute $6.7 million in incremental annual revenue once the contracts are fully implemented. New clients include Income Partners Asset Management, Al Rajhi Capital, DMA Direct, Halkyon Alpha LLC, F-Squared Investment Management, and Tages Capital.  Atlantis Investment Management and Heptagon Capital Management, two UK asset managers, have grown their relationships with Advent this quarter, increasing the benefits to their businesses delivered by Advent Portfolio Exchange® and Tamale®, respectively. Saudi Fransi Capital is in production with Geneva®, Moxy® and Tradex® to support their business. 
  • Award-Winning Solutions & Company: Advent’s solutions continued to receive industry awards and win honors around the world this quarter.  Advent was named “Technology Vendor of the Year” by Citywealth magazine in the UK; the FSO Knowledge Exchange named Advent Rules Manager®, one of Advent Portfolio Exchange’s associated products, for “Excellence in Risk Management & Compliance”; Advent was awarded the “Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Software” for the HFMWeek European award; and the UK Systems in the City Awards recognized Advent for “Best Research Management Tool” for Tamale RMS®.  Advent also continues to win accolades among industry analysts.  Advent was recognized as Best-in-Class across three categories for the Advisor Desktop analysis by leading industry analyst – CEB TowerGroup – and Best-in-Class for the Performance Measurement analysis.  Advent also made the list of San Francisco Business Times’ Top Corporate Givers.

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


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Click here to view the comprehensive Q2.13 financial statements.

Advent Software, Inc. will host its Q2 2013 quarterly earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today.  The Q2 2013 earnings presentation and trended disclosures file, which include highlights and detailed financial information, are currently available at  To participate via phone, please dial (800) 706-7745 and request conference ID #45297160.  Telephone replay will be available through midnight August 5, 2013.  The replay number for domestic callers is (888) 286-8010, and for international callers is (617) 801-6888, with the conference ID of #97701426.

The conference call will also be webcast live and then archived on

Advent Software, Inc. (, 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
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 statements regarding our momentum and market opportunities, the tax characterization of our special dividend, 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; difficulties in achieving organizational objectives 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.

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