AUSTIN, Texas – August 7, 2008 – Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2008:
"Perficient delivered a solid second quarter in a mixed economic environment. Revenues and earnings were in line with guidance and we continued to generate strong cash flows, with annualized EBITDA excluding stock compensation running approximately $40 million," said Jack McDonald, Perficient's chairman and chief executive officer. "Our balance sheet strength is at record levels, with zero debt and $54 million in net current assets - that's nearly $2 per share and currently includes close to $20 million in cash. That, plus our new $50 million credit facility, with an accordion feature that would increase it to $75 million, puts us in a strong position to execute on M&A or repurchase shares when the time is right. We have a proven track record of success in tough economic environments and we'll continue to focus on customers, cash flow, building our balance sheet and executing on smart acquisition and buyback opportunities when they arise."
“Strong utilization drove a rebound in non-GAAP earnings per share during the second quarter,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s president and chief operating officer. “During the second half of the year, we’ll continue to operate efficiently, but will be making additional prudent investments in sales and marketing and the development of industry vertical practices to support our future growth.”
Other Second Quarter 2008 Highlights
During the second quarter, Perficient:
-- Accepted an invitation to join the prestigious IBM Data Governance Council; -- Added new customer relationships and follow-on projects with leading companies including: Adessa, Baxter, Comcast, Hunstman Chemical, Iowa Dept. of Health Services, Policy Studies, Shell Oil, Shell Vacations, and many more; -- Secured CMMI Level 5 certification at its Global Development Center in Hangzhou, China; and -- Announced an expanded and enhanced credit facility which provides the Company access to up to $75 million in borrowing capacity.
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. The company expects its third quarter 2008 services and software revenue, including reimbursed expenses, to be in the range of $56.3 million to $60.6 million, comprised of $55.1 million to $58.1 million of revenue from services including reimbursed expenses and $1.2 million to $2.5 million of revenue from sales of software. The guidance range of services revenue including reimbursed expenses would represent services revenue growth of 7.0% to 12.8% over the third quarter of 2007.
Conference Call Details
Perficient will host a conference call regarding second quarter 2008 financial results today at 9:00 a.m. EST.
WHAT: Perficient Second Quarter 2008 Results
WHEN: Thursday, August 7th, at 9:00 a.m. EST
CONFERENCE CALL NUMBERS: 888-679-8034 (U.S. and Canada) 617-213-4847 (International)
PARTICIPANT PASSCODE: 65087591
REPLAY TIMES: Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. EST, through Thursday, August 14, 2008
REPLAY NUMBER: 888-286-8010 (U.S. and Canada) 617-801-6888 (International)
REPLAY PASSCODE: 96953655
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a network of 19 offices in North America and three offshore locations, in Eastern Europe, India and China. Perficient helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and reduce information technology costs. Perficient, traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market(SM), is a member of the Russell 2000® index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, a Documentum Select Services Team Partner and an Oracle Certified Partner. For more information, please visit www.perficient.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Some of the statements contained in this news release that are not purely historical statements discuss future expectations or state other forward-looking information related to second quarter of 2008 financial results and business outlook for 2008. Those statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. The “forward-looking” information is based on management’s current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our company and our industry. You should be aware that those statements only reflect our predictions. Actual events or results may differ substantially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statements are disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. This cautionary statement is provided pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release are made only as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.
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 section entitled “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the accompanying tables entitled “Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Perficient, Inc. (“Perficient”) provides non-GAAP measures for EBITDA, net income and net income per share data as supplemental information regarding Perficient’s business performance. Perficient believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they exclude non-operating charges. Perficient’s management excludes these non-operating charges when it internally evaluates the performance of Perficient’s business and makes operating decisions, including internal budgeting, performance measurement and the calculation of bonuses and discretionary compensation, because these measures provide a consistent method of comparison to historical periods. Moreover, management believes these non-GAAP measures reflect the essential operating activities of Perficient. Accordingly, management excludes stock-based compensation related to employee stock options, restricted stock awards, and retirement savings plan contributions, the amortization of purchased intangible assets, and income tax effects of the foregoing, when making operational decisions.
Perficient believes that providing the non-GAAP measures that management uses to its investors is useful to investors for a number of reasons. The non-GAAP measures provide a consistent basis for investors to understand Perficient’s financial performance in comparison to historical periods. In addition, it allows investors to evaluate Perficient’s performance using the same methodology and information as that used by Perficient’s management.
Non-GAAP measures are subject to inherent limitations because they do not include all of the expenses included under GAAP and because they involve the exercise of judgment of which charges are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measure. However, Perficient’s management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded in the calculation of non-GAAP EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share. In addition, some items that are excluded from non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share can have a material impact on cash flows and stock compensation charges can have a significant impact on earnings. Management compensates for these limitations by evaluating the non-GAAP measure together with the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Perficient has historically provided non-GAAP measures to the investment community as a supplement to its GAAP results, to enable investors to evaluate Perficient’s business performance in the way that management does. Perficient’s definition may be different from similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies and/or analysts.
The non-GAAP adjustments, and the basis for excluding them, are outlined below:
Stock-based Compensation and Retirement Savings Plan Contributions
Perficient incurs stock-based compensation expense under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123R (As Amended), Share Based Payment (“SFAS 123R”). Perficient excludes this item for the purposes of calculating non-GAAP EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share because it is a non-cash expense that Perficient believes is not reflective of its business performance. The nature of the stock-based compensation expense also makes it very difficult to estimate prospectively, since the expense will vary with changes in the stock price and market conditions at the time of new grants, varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and different award types, making the comparison of current results with forward looking guidance potentially difficult for investors to interpret. The tax effects of stock-based compensation expenses may also vary significantly from period to period, without any change in underlying operational performance, thereby obscuring the underlying profitability of operations relative to prior periods (including prior periods following the adoption of SFAS 123R. The exclusion of stock-based compensation from the non-GAAP measures also allows a consistent comparison of Perficient’s relative historical financial performance, since the method for accounting for stock-based compensation changed at the beginning of fiscal year 2006 when Perficient adopted SFAS 123R. Similar to stock-based compensation under SFAS 123R, the expense incurred by Perficient to issue its shares as a retirement savings plan contribution is a non-cash expense. Perficient has also excluded this item for the purposes of calculating non-GAAP EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share. Finally, Perficient believes that non-GAAP measures of profitability that exclude stock-based compensation are widely used by analysts and investors.
Amortization of Intangible Assets
Perficient has incurred amortization of intangible assets, included in its GAAP financial statements, related to various acquisitions Perficient has made. Management excludes these items, for the purposes of calculating non- GAAP EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share. Perficient believes that eliminating this expense from its non-GAAP measures is useful to investors, because the amortization of intangible assets can be inconsistent in amount and frequency and is significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of Perficient’s acquisition transactions, which also vary substantially in frequency from period to period.