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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549


 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 9, 2019
 
EPAM SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
1-35418
223536104
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
41 University Drive,
Suite 202
Newtown, Pennsylvania
 
18940
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
 
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  267-759-9000
 




Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
    
On May 9, 2019, EPAM Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release discussing results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.
The information in this report, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise be subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly stated by specific reference in such a filing. 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

99.1    Press release dated May 9, 2019, announcing results of operations of EPAM Systems, Inc. for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.




SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 9, 2019
 
By:
/s/ Jason Peterson
 
Name:
Jason Peterson
 
Title:
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 



INDEX TO EXHIBITS
99.1    Press release dated May 9, 2019, announcing results of operations of EPAM Systems, Inc. for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.


Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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EPAM Reports Results for First Quarter 2019

First quarter revenues of $521.3 million, up 22.9% year-over-year
GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.06 for the first quarter
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.25 for the first quarter

Newtown, PA — May 9, 2019 — 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, 2019.

“Our first quarter 2019 results demonstrate that our value proposition is resonating with our clients,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO & President, EPAM. “Looking ahead, we will continue to deliver solutions across every dimension of transformation, from next gen digital platforms to cloud migration to automation, positioning us well for continued growth.”

First Quarter 2019 Highlights
Revenues increased to $521.3 million, a year-over-year increase of $97.2 million, or 22.9%, and on a constant currency basis, revenues were up 26.3% over the corresponding period last year;
GAAP income from operations was $64.7 million, an increase of $16.0 million, or 32.8%, compared to $48.7 million in the first quarter of 2018;
Non-GAAP income from operations was $89.2 million, an increase of $21.5 million, or 31.8%, compared to $67.7 million in the first quarter of 2018;
Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) on a GAAP basis was $1.06, a decrease of $0.09, or 7.8%, compared to $1.15 in the first quarter of 2018 based on a weighted average share count of 57.2 million fully diluted shares outstanding. In the first quarter of 2018, GAAP EPS benefited from a net $22.5 million one-time income tax benefit related to U.S. tax reform; and
Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.25, an increase of $0.32, or 34.4%, compared to $0.93 in the first quarter of 2018.
Cash Flow and Other Metrics
Cash used in operating activities was $0.2 million for the first three months of 2019, compared to $7.3 million provided by operating activities for the first three months of 2018. Cash flows from operating activities in the first quarter are impacted by annual payments of variable compensation related to the prior performance year;
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $763.7 million as of March 31, 2019, a decrease of $8.0 million, or 1.0%, from $771.7 million as of December 31, 2018; and
Total headcount was approximately 31,400 as of March 31, 2019. Included in this number were approximately 27,900 delivery professionals, an increase of 17.6% from March 31, 2018.






2019 Outlook - Full Year and Second Quarter
Full Year
Revenue growth for 2019 will continue to be at least 22%. The Company continues to expect that foreign currency translation will have a 1% unfavorable impact on full year reported revenues. The Company continues to expect revenue growth on a constant currency basis will be at least 23%;
The Company continues to expect GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 12.5% to 13.5% of revenues and non-GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 16% to 17% of revenues;
The Company expects its GAAP effective tax rate to now be approximately 12% and its non-GAAP effective tax rate to continue to be approximately 23%; and
The Company expects GAAP diluted EPS will now be at least $4.61 for the full year, and non-GAAP diluted EPS will now be at least $5.19 for the full year. The Company now expects weighted average share count for the year of 58.0 million diluted shares outstanding.
Second Quarter
Revenues will be at least $549 million for the second quarter reflecting a year-over-year growth rate of at least 23%. The Company expects foreign currency translation to have a 1% unfavorable impact on year-over-year revenue growth during the quarter. The Company expects year-over-year revenue growth on a constant currency basis to be at least 24%;
For the second quarter, the Company expects GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 12% to 13% of revenues and non-GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 15.5% to 16.5% of revenues;
The Company expects its GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 9% and its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 23%; and
The Company expects GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $1.12 for the quarter, and non-GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $1.21 for the quarter. The Company expects weighted average share count for the quarter of 57.9 million diluted shares outstanding.
Conference Call Information
EPAM will host a conference call to discuss results on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. The live conference call will be available by dialing +1 (877) 407-0784 or +1 (201) 689-8560 (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 http://investors.epam.com. A replay will be available approximately one hour after the call by dialing +1 (844) 512-2921 or +1 (412) 317-6671 (outside of the U.S.) and entering the conference ID 13689111. The replay will be available until May 23, 2019.

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 over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies and was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013. Learn more at http://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, write-offs and recoveries, acquisition-related costs, amortization of purchased intangible assets, goodwill impairment, certain other one-time charges and benefits, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, foreign exchange gains and losses, the impact of U.S. tax reform, 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 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 the Company’s 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.

Contact:
EPAM Systems, Inc.
David Straube, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-759-9000 x59419
david_straube@epam.com







EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues
$
521,333

 
$
424,148

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
344,689

 
277,634

Selling, general and administrative expenses
101,786

 
89,641

Depreciation and amortization expense
10,200

 
8,176

Income from operations
64,658

 
48,697

Interest and other income/(loss), net
3,076

 
(551
)
Foreign exchange loss
(3,484
)
 
(247
)
Income before provision for/(benefit from) income taxes
64,250

 
47,899

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes
3,496

 
(16,519
)
Net income
$
60,754

 
$
64,418

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax
2,943

 
3,309

Unrealized gain on cash-flow hedging instruments, net of tax
3,100

 
69

Comprehensive income
$
66,797

 
$
67,796

 
 
 
 
Net income per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.12

 
$
1.21

Diluted
$
1.06

 
$
1.15

Shares used in calculation of net income per share:
 
 
 
Basic
54,245

 
53,079

Diluted
57,236

 
56,241































EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

 
As of  
 March 31, 
 2019
 
As of  
 December 31, 
 2018
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
762,529

 
$
770,560

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,415 and $1,557, respectively
307,202

 
297,685

Unbilled revenues
144,152

 
104,652

Prepaid and other current assets
30,864

 
26,171

Total current assets
1,244,747

 
1,199,068

Property and equipment, net
105,805

 
102,646

Operating lease right-of-use assets
173,091

 

Intangible assets, net
50,087

 
57,065

Goodwill
167,707

 
166,832

Deferred tax assets
69,345

 
69,983

Other noncurrent assets
20,653

 
16,208

Total assets
$
1,831,435

 
$
1,611,802

 
 
 
 
Liabilities
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
4,397

 
$
7,444

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
72,793

 
127,937

Due to employees
86,012

 
49,683

Deferred compensation due to employees
9,673

 
9,920

Taxes payable, current
69,835

 
67,845

Operating lease liabilities, current
39,856

 

Total current liabilities
282,566

 
262,829

Long-term debt
25,000

 
25,031

Taxes payable, noncurrent
43,679

 
43,685

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent
127,935

 

Other noncurrent liabilities
14,030

 
17,661

Total liabilities
493,210

 
349,206

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
 

 
 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 54,584,243 and 54,099,927 shares issued, 54,564,508 and 54,080,192 shares outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
54

 
54

Additional paid-in capital
553,532

 
544,700

Retained earnings
820,287

 
759,533

Treasury stock
(177
)
 
(177
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(35,471
)
 
(41,514
)
Total stockholders’ equity
1,338,225

 
1,262,596

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
1,831,435

 
$
1,611,802






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 at constant currency to revenue growth as reported under GAAP is presented in the table below:
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 2019
Revenue growth at constant currency(1)
26.3
 %
Foreign exchange rates impact
(3.4
)%
Revenue growth as reported
22.9
 %
(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, 2019 and 2018:
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
GAAP
 
Adjustments
 
Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(2)
$
344,689

 
$
(12,781
)
 
$
331,908

Selling, general and administrative expenses(3)
$
101,786

 
$
(9,621
)
 
$
92,165

Income from operations(4)
$
64,658

 
$
24,540

 
$
89,198

Operating margin
12.4
%
 
4.7
%
 
17.1
%
Net income(5)
$
60,754

 
$
10,772

 
$
71,526

Diluted earnings per share
$
1.06

 
 
 
$
1.25


 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
GAAP
 
Adjustments
 
Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(2)
$
277,634

 
$
(8,289
)
 
$
269,345

Selling, general and administrative expenses(3)
$
89,641

 
$
(8,927
)
 
$
80,714

Income from operations(4)
$
48,697

 
$
18,976

 
$
67,673

Operating margin
11.5
%
 
4.5
%
 
16.0
%
Net income(5)
$
64,418

 
$
(12,175
)
 
$
52,243

Diluted earnings per share
$
1.15

 
 
 
$
0.93


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,
 
2019
 
2018
Stock-based compensation expenses
$
12,781

 
$
8,289

Total adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues(2)
12,781

 
8,289

Stock-based compensation expenses
9,075

 
8,307

Other acquisition-related expenses
511

 
377

One-time charges
35

 
243

Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses(3)
9,621

 
8,927

Amortization of purchased intangible assets
2,138

 
1,760

Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations(4)
24,540

 
18,976

Foreign exchange loss
3,484

 
247

Provision for/(benefit from) income taxes:
 
 
 
Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
(5,739
)
 
(4,231
)
Net discrete benefit related to U.S. tax reform

 
(22,477
)
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
(11,513
)
 
(4,690
)
Total adjustments to GAAP net income(5)
$
10,772

 
$
(12,175
)






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

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 projected revenue growth in constant currency is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2019
 
Full Year 2019
Revenue growth at constant currency (at least) (6)
24
 %
 
23
 %
Foreign exchange rates impact
(1
)%
 
(1
)%
Revenue growth (at least)
23
 %
 
22
 %

(6)
Constant currency revenue results are calculated by translating current period projected revenues in local currency into U.S. dollars at the weighted average exchange rates of the comparable prior period.

Reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2019
 
Full Year 2019
GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues
12% to 13%

 
12.5% to 13.5%

Stock-based compensation expenses
3.0
%
 
3.0
%
Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
1.4
%
 
1.4
%
Included in selling, general and administrative expenses
1.6
%
 
1.6
%
Other acquisition-related expenses
%
 
0.1
%
Amortization of purchased intangible assets
0.5
%
 
0.4
%
Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues
15.5% to 16.5%

 
16% to 17%


Reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP effective tax rate is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2019
 
Full Year 2019
GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)
9
%
 
12
%
Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
4.2
%
 
3.9
%
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
9.8
%
 
7.1
%
Non-GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)
23
%
 
23
%






Reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2019
 
Full Year 2019
GAAP diluted earnings per share (at least)
$
1.12

 
$
4.61

Stock-based compensation expenses
0.28

 
1.19

Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
0.13

 
0.55

Included in selling, general and administrative expenses
0.15

 
0.64

Other acquisition-related expenses

 
0.01

Amortization of purchased intangible assets
0.04

 
0.16

Foreign exchange loss
0.02

 
0.09

Provision for income taxes:
 
 
 
     Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
(0.08
)
 
(0.31
)
     Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
(0.17
)
 
(0.56
)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (at least)
$
1.21

 
$
5.19