Press Release: May 6, 2021

  • First quarter revenues of $780.8 million, up 19.9% year-over-year
  • GAAP Income from Operations was 13.7% of revenues and Non-GAAP Income from Operations was 17.5% of revenues for the first quarter
  • GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.86 and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.81 for the first quarter
  • EPAM raises full-year 2021 outlook; now expects revenue growth to be at least 29%, diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.09 to $7.31 and non-GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.54 to $7.76

 

NEWTOWN, Pa., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

"Our strong start to 2021 highlights the rapid pace of digital transformation, application modernization and the need for new business models across industries," said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO & President, EPAM. "Our global expertise in integrated consulting, software engineering, and cloud-native technology, serves as the foundation for our current and future growth. EPAM continues to attract and onboard global talent at an accelerated rate as we position the company to bring even more comprehensive solutions to our clients as they navigate a very dynamic business environment." 

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First Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Revenues increased to $780.8 million, a year-over-year increase of $129.4 million, or 19.9%. On a constant currency basis, revenues were up 17.8% compared to the first quarter of 2020. Acquisitions completed in the last twelve months contributed 0.3% to reported revenues;
  • GAAP income from operations was $107.3 million, an increase of $19.7 million, or 22.6%, compared to $87.5 million in the first quarter of 2020;
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $136.9 million, an increase of $31.6 million, or 30.0%, compared to $105.3 million in the first quarter of 2020;
  • Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") on a GAAP basis was $1.86, an increase of $0.39, or 26.5%, compared to $1.47 in the first quarter of 2020; and
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.81, an increase of $0.38, or 26.6%, compared to $1.43 in the first quarter of 2020.

Cash Flow and Other Metrics

  • Cash provided by operating activities was $12.8 million for the first three months of 2021, compared to $63.3 million for the first three months of 2020;
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $1,374.3 million as of March 31, 2021, an increase of $50.8 million, or 3.8%, from $1,323.5 million as of December 31, 2020; and
  • Total headcount was approximately 43,500 as of March 31, 2021. Included in this number were approximately 38,800 delivery professionals, an increase of 17.3% from March 31, 2020.               

2021 Outlook - Full Year and Second Quarter

Full Year

As a result of a stronger demand environment, the Company now expects the following for the full year:

  • The Company now expects revenue growth for 2021 to be at least 29% on a GAAP basis. The Company expects that foreign currency translation will have an approximate 1% favorable impact on full year reported revenues and revenue growth on a constant currency basis will be at least 28%. The Company expects acquisitions will contribute approximately 2% to reported revenues;
  • For the full year, the Company expects GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 13.5% to 14.5% of revenues and non-GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 16.5% to 17.5% of revenues;
  • The Company expects its GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 12% and its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 23%; and
  • The Company now expects GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.09 to $7.31 for the year, and non-GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $7.54 to $7.76 for the year. The Company now expects weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the year of 59.0 million.

Second Quarter

The Company expects the following for the second quarter:

  • Revenues will be in the range of $853 million to $861 million on a GAAP basis for the second quarter reflecting a year-over-year growth rate of approximately 35.5% at the mid-point of the range. The Company expects foreign currency translation will have an approximate 3% favorable impact on year-over-year reported revenue growth and expects year-over-year revenue growth on a constant currency basis to be approximately 32.5% at the mid-point of the range. The Company expects acquisitions will contribute approximately 2.5% to reported revenues;
  • For the second quarter, the Company expects GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 13.5% to 14.5% of revenues and non-GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 16.5% to 17.5% of revenues;
  • The Company expects its GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 11% and its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 23%; and
  • The Company expects GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $1.76 to $1.83 for the quarter, and non-GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $1.88 to $1.95 for the quarter. The Company expects weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the quarter of 59.0 million.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The live conference call will be available by dialing +1 (844) 707-0662 or +1 (703) 318-2250 (outside of the U.S.). A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://investors.epam.com. A replay will be available approximately one hour after the call by dialing +1 (855) 859-2056 or +1 (404) 537-3406 (outside of the U.S.) and entering the conference ID 9376927. The replay will be available until May 13, 2021.

About EPAM Systems

Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM's global teams serve customers in more than 35 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies, EPAM was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and 2020. Learn more at www.epam.com and follow EPAM on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS 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, communicate 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 expenses, acquisition-related costs including amortization of intangible assets, impairment of assets, certain other one-time charges and benefits, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, foreign exchange gains and losses, excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation, and the related effect on income taxes of the pre-tax adjustments. Management also compares operating results on a basis of "constant currency," which is also a non-GAAP financial measure. This measure excludes the effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations by translating the current period revenues and expenses into U.S. dollars at the weighted average exchange rates of the prior period of comparison. Because EPAM's reported non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with 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 in accordance with GAAP. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes estimates and 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. Our estimates and forward-looking statements are mainly based on our current expectations and estimates of future events and trends, which affect or may affect our business and operations. These statements may include words such as "may," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions. Those future events and trends may relate to, among other things, the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest in the geographies where we conduct business and where our operations are located and the effect that these events may have on our revenues, operations, access to capital, profitability and customer demand. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions, the risk factors discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, the discussion in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed on or after the date of this press release,  particularly under the heading "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that these estimates and forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they are subject to several risks and uncertainties and are made in light of information currently available to us. 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

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Revenues

$

780,775

   

$

651,359

 

Operating expenses:

     

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

519,328

   

423,802

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

136,389

   

125,108

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

17,807

   

14,940

 

Income from operations

107,251

   

87,509

 

Interest and other income, net

5,374

   

2,386

 

Foreign exchange gain

2,299

   

6,524

 

Income before provision for income taxes

114,924

   

96,419

 

Provision for income taxes

5,878

   

10,854

 

Net income

$

109,046

   

$

85,565

 
       

Net income per share:

     

Basic

$

1.94

   

$

1.55

 

Diluted

$

1.86

   

$

1.47

 

Shares used in calculation of net income per share:

     

Basic

56,170

   

55,287

 

Diluted

58,778

   

58,143

 

 

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except par value)

 
 

As of

March 31,

2021

 

As of

December 31,

2020

Assets

     

Current assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,372,829

   

$

1,322,143

 

Short-term investments

   

60,007

 

Trade receivables and contract assets, net of allowance of $7,575

 and $4,886, respectively

585,041

   

501,062

 

Prepaid and other current assets

46,848

   

29,570

 

Total current assets

2,004,718

   

1,912,782

 

Property and equipment, net

164,749

   

169,533

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

207,350

   

228,672

 

Intangible assets, net

48,547

   

51,975

 

Goodwill

210,881

   

211,956

 

Deferred tax assets

90,188

   

92,454

 

Other noncurrent assets

54,108

   

53,960

 

Total assets

$

2,780,541

   

$

2,721,332

 
       

Liabilities

     

Current liabilities

     

Accounts payable

$

7,168

   

$

10,189

 

Accrued compensation and benefits expenses

315,991

   

294,709

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

75,326

   

79,690

 

Income taxes payable, current

9,097

   

20,603

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

56,179

   

60,759

 

Total current liabilities

463,761

   

465,950

 

Long-term debt

25,032

   

25,038

 

Income taxes payable, noncurrent

43,925

   

43,448

 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

162,005

   

180,604

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

21,879

   

23,274

 

Total liabilities

716,602

   

738,314

 

Commitments and contingencies

     

Stockholders' equity

     

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000 shares authorized; 56,401 and 56,128 shares
issued, 56,381 and 56,108 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31,
2020, respectively

56

   

56

 

Additional paid-in capital

647,884

   

660,771

 

Retained earnings

1,456,926

   

1,347,880

 

Treasury stock

(177)

   

(177)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(40,750)

   

(25,512)

 

Total stockholders' equity

2,063,939

   

1,983,018

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,780,541

   

$

2,721,332

 

 

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

Reconciliation of revenue growth as reported on a GAAP basis to revenue growth on a constant currency basis is presented in the table below:

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

Revenue growth as reported

19.9

%

Foreign exchange rates impact

(2.1)

%

Revenue growth on a constant currency basis(1)

17.8

%

   

(1)

Constant currency revenue results are calculated by translating current period revenues in local currency into U.S. dollars at the weighted average exchange rates of the comparable prior period.

 

Reconciliation of various income statement amounts from GAAP to non-GAAP for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

 

GAAP

 

Adjustments

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(2)

$

519,328

   

$

(11,117)

   

$

508,211

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses(3)

$

136,389

   

$

(15,378)

   

$

121,011

 

Income from operations(4)

$

107,251

   

$

29,635

   

$

136,886

 

Operating margin

13.7

%

 

3.8

%

 

17.5

%

Net income(5)

$

109,046

   

$

(2,846)

   

$

106,200

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.86

       

$

1.81

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2020

 

GAAP

 

Adjustments

 

Non-GAAP

Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(2)

$

423,802

   

$

(3,984)

   

$

419,818

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses(3)

$

125,108

   

$

(10,693)

   

$

114,415

 

Income from operations(4)

$

87,509

   

$

17,812

   

$

105,321

 

Operating margin

13.4

%

 

2.8

%

 

16.2

%

Net income(5)

$

85,565

   

$

(2,701)

   

$

82,864

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.47

       

$

1.43

 
 

Items (2) through (5) above are detailed in the table below with the specific cross-reference noted in the appropriate item.

 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2021

 

2020

Stock-based compensation expenses

$

11,117

   

$

3,984

 

Total adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues(2)

11,117

   

3,984

 

Stock-based compensation expenses

13,436

   

7,897

 

Other acquisition-related expenses

1,933

   

468

 

One-time charges

9

   

2,328

 

Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses(3)

15,378

   

10,693

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

3,140

   

3,135

 

Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations(4)

29,635

   

17,812

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration included in Interest and other income,
net

(4,944)

   

(438)

 

Foreign exchange gain

(2,299)

   

(6,524)

 

Provision for income taxes:

     

Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

(3,734)

   

(1,854)

 

Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation

(21,504)

   

(11,697)

 

Total adjustments to GAAP net income(5)

$

(2,846)

   

$

(2,701)

 

 

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliations of Guidance Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

The below guidance constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and is based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change and many of which are outside the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations depending on factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reconciliation of expected revenue growth on a GAAP basis to expected revenue growth on a constant currency basis is presented in the table below:

 

Second Quarter 2021
(at mid-point of range)

 

Full Year 2021

(at least)

Revenue growth

35.5

%

 

29

%

Foreign exchange rates impact

(3)

%

 

(1)

%

Revenue growth on a constant currency basis (6)

32.5

%

 

28

%

   

(6)

Constant currency revenue results are calculated by translating expected revenues in local currency into U.S. dollars at the weighted average exchange rates of the comparable prior period.

 

Reconciliation of expected GAAP to non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues is presented in the table below:

 

Second Quarter 2021

 

Full Year 2021

GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues

13.5% to 14.5%

 

13.5% to 14.5%

Stock-based compensation expenses

2.6

%

 

2.5

%

Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

1.1

%

 

1.1

%

Included in selling, general and administrative expenses

1.5

%

 

1.4

%

Other acquisition-related expenses

%

 

0.1

%

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

0.4

%

 

0.4

%

Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues

16.5% to 17.5%

 

16.5% to 17.5%

 

Reconciliation of expected GAAP to non-GAAP effective tax rate is presented in the table below:

 

Second Quarter 2021

 

Full Year 2021

GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)

11

%

 

12

%

Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

3.4

%

 

3.0

%

 Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation

8.6

%

 

8.0

%

Non-GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)

23

%

 

23

%

 

Reconciliation of expected GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is presented in the table below:

 

Second Quarter 2021

 

Full Year 2021

GAAP diluted earnings per share

$1.76 to $1.83

 

$7.09 to $7.31

Stock-based compensation expenses

0.37

   

1.51

 

Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

0.16

   

0.66

 

Included in selling, general and administrative expenses

0.21

   

0.85

 

Other acquisition-related expenses

0.01

   

0.04

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

0.05

   

0.21

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

   

(0.08)

 

Foreign exchange loss

0.03

   

0.04

 

Provision for income taxes:

     

     Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments

(0.10)

   

(0.35)

 

     Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation

(0.24)

   

(0.92)

 

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$1.88 to $1.95

 

$7.54 to $7.76

 

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