Press Release: May 5, 2016

First quarter revenues of $264.5 million, up 32% year-over-year

GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.45, up 55% year-over-year

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.72, up 18% year-over-year

NEWTOWN, Pa., May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

“We are pleased with our strong Q1 results, which put us on the right path to deliver our 2016 financial performance goals,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President, EPAM. “In addition to our traditional software engineering capabilities, we continue to see a strong demand for multidisciplinary hybrid teams who can solve increasingly complex digital business challenges. With a focus on expanding our integrated industry, design, data and advanced technology offerings, we expect to see more opportunities to bring differentiated value to our clients."

First Quarter 2016 Highlights 

  • Revenues increased to a record $264.5 million, a year-over-year increase of $64.4 million, or 32.2%;
     
  • In constant currency, revenue was up 34.5% year-over-year;
     
  • GAAP income from operations was $30.3 million, an increase of 32.9% compared to $22.8 million in the first quarter of 2015;
     
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $43.0 million, an increase of $9.6 million, or 28.6%, from $33.4 million in the first quarter of 2015;
     
  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) on a GAAP basis was $0.45, an increase from $0.29 in the first quarter of 2015;
     
  • Non-GAAP quarterly diluted EPS was $0.72 compared to $0.61 in the first quarter of 2015;
     
  • The tax effect of the GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments is $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2016 and $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2015. Including the tax effect in non-GAAP diluted EPS would result in non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.66 for the first quarter of 2016 and $0.52 for the first quarter of 2015.

Cash Flow from Operations

  • Cash from operations was $10.9 million for the first quarter 2016, up from $6.9 million or 58.1%, as compared to the first quarter of 2015;
     
  • As of March 31, 2016, cash and cash equivalents totaled $244.9 million.

Other Metrics

  • As of March 31, 2016, total headcount was 19,520, an increase of 33.9% from 14,580 at March 31, 2015;
     
  • Total number of delivery professionals increased 35.4% to 17,150 in the first quarter of 2016 from 12,670 in the first quarter of 2015.

2016 Outlook - Full Year and Second Quarter

Based on current conditions, EPAM expects:

Full Year 

  • Year-over-year revenue growth to be at least 26%, net of currency headwinds estimated at 3%, meaning constant currency growth of 29%;
     
  • Full year GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $2.05, with an effective tax rate of approximately 21%;
     
  • The full year weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 53.6 million diluted shares outstanding and full year non-GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $3.20;
     
  • Beginning with the second quarter of 2016, we will only provide non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance after adjusting for the tax effect on the GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments. The full year tax effect on 2016 non-GAAP adjustments is expected to be $12.6 million resulting in non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.97

Second Quarter 

  • Revenues will be at least $280 million for the second quarter of 2016, representing a growth rate of at least 28.6% over second quarter 2015 revenues. This includes 3% anticipated currency headwinds, meaning constant currency growth of at least 31%;
     
  • Second quarter 2016 GAAP diluted EPS to be at least $0.46;
     
  • Second quarter 2016 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be at least $0.70, which includes the tax effect from adjustments and is based on an estimated second quarter 2016 weighted average share count of 53.2 million diluted shares outstanding.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will host a conference call to discuss results on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8560 (international). A telephonic replay will also be available approximately one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). The passcode for the replay is 13635859. The telephonic replay will be available until May 19, 2016. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.epam.com.

About EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global product development and platform engineering services company, is focused on delivering results through best in-class software engineering, combined with innovative strategy, consulting and design capabilities. With 23 years of experience in the information technology industry, EPAM’s 18,000 people serve our customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM was ranked #8 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies and was ranked as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE’S 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies.

For more information, please visit http://www.epam.com and follow us on Twitter @EPAM Systems and LinkedIn.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in EPAM’s business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing EPAM’s business and evaluating its performance. Management also believes these measures help investors compare EPAM’s operating performance with its results in prior periods. EPAM anticipates that it will continue to report both GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures in its financial results, including non-GAAP results that exclude stock-based compensation expense, write-off and recovery, amortization of purchased intangible assets, goodwill impairment, legal settlement, foreign exchange gains and losses, and acquisition-related costs. Because EPAM’s reported non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated according to GAAP, these measures are not comparable to GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly described non-GAAP measures reported by other companies within EPAM’s industry. Consequently, EPAM’s non-GAAP financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable GAAP measures, but, rather, should be considered together with the information in EPAM's consolidated financial statements, which are prepared according to GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2016   2015
Revenues $ 264,482     $ 200,045  
Operating expenses:      
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) 167,381     125,887  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 61,494     46,938  
Depreciation and amortization expense 5,102     4,200  
Other operating expenses, net 174     200  
Income from operations 30,331     22,820  
Interest and other income, net 1,211     1,158  
Foreign exchange loss (1,290 )   (5,754 )
Income before provision for income taxes 30,252     18,224  
Provision for income taxes 6,353     3,510  
Net income $ 23,899     $ 14,714  
Foreign currency translation adjustments 4,699     (2,730 )
Comprehensive income $ 28,598     $ 11,984  
       
Net income per share:      
Basic $ 0.48     $ 0.31  
Diluted $ 0.45     $ 0.29  
Shares used in calculation of net income per share:      
Basic 49,714   47,886
Diluted 52,883   51,000
       

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

  As of March 31, 2016   As of December 31, 2015
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 244,877     $ 199,449  
Time deposits     30,181  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,884 and $1,729, respectively 157,457     174,617  
Unbilled revenues 115,428     95,808  
Prepaid and other current assets 19,261     14,344  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively 2,646     2,689  
Deferred tax assets 12,569     11,847  
Total current assets 552,238     528,935  
Property and equipment, net 64,294     60,499  
Restricted cash 238     238  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively 3,239     3,649  
Intangible assets, net 45,765     46,860  
Goodwill 118,615     115,930  
Deferred tax assets 18,441     18,312  
Other long-term assets 5,035     4,113  
Total assets $ 807,865     $ 778,536  
       
Liabilities      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 3,562     $ 2,576  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 28,646     60,749  
Deferred revenue 3,099     3,047  
Due to employees 39,368     26,703  
Deferred compensation to employees 6,924     5,364  
Taxes payable 25,945     29,472  
Total current liabilities 107,544     127,911  
Long-term debt 40,116     35,000  
Deferred tax liabilities 2,583     2,402  
Total liabilities 150,243     165,313  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 50,560,885 and 50,177,044 shares issued, 50,543,630 and 50,166,537 shares outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively 49     49  
Additional paid-in capital 319,225     303,363  
Retained earnings 368,953     345,054  
Treasury stock (154 )   (93 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (30,451 )   (35,150 )
Total stockholders’ equity 657,622     613,223  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 807,865     $ 778,536  
               

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except percent and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 167,381     $ (3,644 )   $ 163,737  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 61,494     $ (7,320 )   $ 54,174  
Income from operations(3) $ 30,331     $ 12,657     $ 42,988  
Operating margin 11.5 %   4.8 %   16.3 %
Net income(4) $ 23,899     $ 13,947     $ 37,846  
Diluted earnings per share(5) $ 0.45         $ 0.72  
                   

 

  Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 125,887     $ (2,484 )   $ 123,403  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 46,938     $ (6,712 )   $ 40,226  
Income from operations(3) $ 22,820     $ 10,614     $ 33,434  
Operating margin 11.4 %   5.3 %   16.7 %
Net income(4) $ 14,714     $ 16,368     $ 31,082  
Diluted earnings per share (5) $ 0.29         $ 0.61  
                   

Notes:

  (1 ) Adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) were comprised of stock-based  compensation expense recorded in the periods presented.
  (2 ) Adjustments to GAAP selling general and administrative expenses:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2016   2015
Stock-based compensation expenses - Acquisition related $ 3,010     $ 4,492  
Stock-based compensation expenses - All other 4,310     2,158  
Other acquisition-related costs     62  
Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $ 7,320     $ 6,712  
               

 

  (3 ) Adjustments to GAAP income from operations:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2016   2015
Stock-based compensation expense $ 10,964     $ 9,134  
reported within cost of revenues 3,644     2,484  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 3,010     4,492  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other 4,310     2,158  
Other acquisition-related costs     62  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,693     1,418  
Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations $ 12,657     $ 10,614  
               

 

  (4 ) Adjustments to GAAP net income:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2016   2015
Stock-based compensation expense $ 10,964     $ 9,134  
reported within cost of revenues 3,644     2,484  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 3,010     4,492  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other 4,310     2,158  
Other acquisition-related costs     62  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,693     1,418  
Foreign exchange loss 1,290     5,754  
Adjustments to GAAP net income $ 13,947     $ 16,368  
               

 

  (5 ) There were no adjustments to GAAP average diluted common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.
       

Reconciliation of as reported non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS to tax effected non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS as if the tax effect is included within the non-GAAP reported measures for the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2015:

  Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2016
  Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2015
  Net Income   Diluted Earnings per Share   Net Income   Diluted Earnings per Share
Non-GAAP (as reported) $ 37,846     $ 0.72     $ 31,082     $ 0.61  
Tax effect on Non-GAAP (3,136 )   (0.06 )   (4,568 )   (0.09 )
Non-GAAP (adjusted) $ 34,710     $ 0.66     $ 26,514     $ 0.52  
                               

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact:
EPAM Systems, Inc.Anthony J. Conte, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +1-267-759-9000 x64588
Fax: +1-267-759-8989
investor_relations@epam.com

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