Press Release

Advent Software Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.22, up 22%, Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.37, up 18%, Operating Cash Flow of $28 Million, up 24%

SAN FRANCISCO – October 27, 2014 – 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, 2014.

“Advent posted another solid performance in the quarter, with excellent profitability and robust cash flow,” said Pete Hess, Chief Executive Officer of Advent. "We had great attendance at AdventConnect, our annual client conference, and clients and prospects responded enthusiastically to the many enhancements we showcased across our solution suite, as evidenced by our strong renewals and healthy bookings this quarter."


GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Advent reported quarterly revenue of $99.0 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to $96.8 million in the third quarter of 2013, a 2% increase.

Operating income for the third quarter of 2014 was $20.2 million, or 20.5% of revenue, compared to operating income of $17.4 million in the third quarter of 2013, a 17% increase.

Net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $12.0 million, compared to net income of $9.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014 were $0.22 compared to $0.18 in the third quarter of 2013, a 22% increase.

Operating cash flow for the third quarter of 2014 was $28.3 million, compared with $22.8 million in the third quarter of 2013, a 24% increase.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $37 million as of September 30, 2014, compared to $41 million as of June 30, 2014. Total outstanding debt as of September 30, 2014 was $255 million compared to $280 million as of June 30, 2014.

Deferred revenue as of September 30, 2014 was $184 million, compared to $183 million as of June 30, 2014.

During the quarter, Advent’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share. The cash dividend payment was made on October 15, 2014 to shareholders of record of Advent’s common stock at the close of business on September 30, 2014.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2014 was $32.1 million, or 32.4% of revenue, an 11% increase compared to $29.0 million, or 30.0% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2013.

On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.37 for the third quarter of 2014 and represent an 18% increase from non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.31 in the third quarter of 2013.

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

  • Solid Third Quarter Bookings with Strong Renewals: The Annual Contract Value (ACV) of our new contract bookings in the third quarter of 2014 will contribute $7.2 million in annual revenue once the contracts are fully implemented. The initial renewal rate for the second quarter of 2014 was 95%. The renewal rate from the first quarter of 2014 increased by three points to 97% as additional cash was collected.
  • Continued Client Success: New customers added in the third quarter include St. Denis J. Villere & Company, Ziegler Capital Management, LLC, Churchill Management Company, and Prince Street Capital Management, LLC, while Raymond James Investment Services Ltd and Somerset Capital Management Limited deepened their Advent relationships by buying additional products.
  • AdventConnect 2014 Showcases Product Upgrades: Advent showcased enhancements across its product suite at AdventConnect including: new capabilities within Geneva® to address regulations like FATCA and AIFMD; improved CRM workflow and platform reporting enhancements for APX; and in Black DiamondSM, Advent unveiled a new Salesforce integration, a new investor experience, along with upgrades to rebalancing and data mining functionality. The company also further strengthened Moxy® and Advent Rules Manager® with enhanced real-time pricing among many other new capabilities.
  • Award-Winning Solutions & Company: Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX) was awarded "Best Client Reporting System" at the Systems in the City Awards 2014 ceremony in London.


Advent updates the following financial guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014:


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View the financial report for Q3.14.

Advent Software, Inc. will host its Q3 2014 quarterly earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today. The Q3 2014 earnings presentation and trended disclosures file, which include highlights and detailed financial information, are currently available at To participate via phone, please dial 877-546-5020 and request conference ID # 79682130. Telephone replay will be available through midnight November 6, 2014. The replay number for domestic callers is 888-286-8010, and for international callers is 617-801-6888, with the conference ID of # 32551486. The conference call will also be webcast live and then archived on

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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” and “Reconciliation of Projected Continuing Operations’ GAAP Operating Income % to Non-GAAP Operating Income %”.

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 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 2013 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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