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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 7, 2020

EPAM SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
1-35418
22-3536104
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
41 University Drive
Suite 202
18940
Newtown
Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

267-759-9000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Each Exchange on which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
EPAM
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.





Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
    
On May 7, 2020, EPAM Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release discussing its results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. 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 7, 2020, announcing results of operations of EPAM Systems, Inc. for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
101 Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL.





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 7, 2020
 
By:
/s/ Jason Peterson
 
Name:
Jason Peterson
 
Title:
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1
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EPAM Reports Results for First Quarter 2020

First quarter revenues of $651.4 million, up 24.9% year-over-year
GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.47 for the first quarter
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.43 for the first quarter

Newtown, PA — May 7, 2020 — 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, 2020.

“EPAM’s strong first quarter results exceeded our initial expectations, underscoring the continued robust demand for our services entering 2020,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO & President, EPAM. “With the onset of the global pandemic, we have shifted our focus to safeguarding the health and safety of EPAM’s employees and proactively partnering with our global customers to help them navigate an unprecedented and volatile social and business environment. Our fundamentals continue to be strong, and the investments we’ve made in our people and delivery platforms should help position us for a strong comeback in the future.”

First Quarter 2020 Highlights
Revenues increased to $651.4 million, a year-over-year increase of $130.0 million, or 24.9%, and on a constant currency basis, revenues were up 26.0% over the corresponding period last year;
GAAP income from operations was $87.5 million, an increase of $22.9 million, or 35.3%, compared to $64.7 million in the first quarter of 2019;
Non-GAAP income from operations was $105.3 million, an increase of $16.1 million, or 18.1%, compared to $89.2 million in the first quarter of 2019;
Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) on a GAAP basis was $1.47, an increase of $0.41, or 38.7%, compared to $1.06 in the first quarter of 2019 based on weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 58.1 million; and
Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.43, an increase of $0.18, or 14.4%, compared to $1.25 in the first quarter of 2019.
Cash Flow and Other Metrics
Cash provided by operating activities was $63.3 million for the first three months of 2020, compared to $0.2 million used in operating activities for the first three months of 2019;
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $917.4 million as of March 31, 2020, a decrease of $20.3 million, or 2.2%, from $937.7 million as of December 31, 2019; and
Total headcount exceeded 37,300 as of March 31, 2020. Included in this number were approximately 33,100 delivery professionals, an increase of 18.7% from March 31, 2019.





    
Second Quarter 2020 Outlook

Due to heightened uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s full year business results, EPAM is not providing a full year 2020 financial outlook. The Company expects the following for the second quarter:
Revenues will be in the range of $590 million to $605 million for the second quarter reflecting a year-over-year growth rate of approximately 8.3% at the mid-point of the range. The Company expects that foreign currency translation will 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 approximately 9.3% at the mid-point of the range;
For the second quarter, the Company expects GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 11% to 13% of revenues and non-GAAP income from operations to be in the range of 14% to 16% of revenues;
The Company expects its GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 13% and its non-GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 23%; and
The Company expects GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $0.93 to $1.12 for the quarter, and non-GAAP diluted EPS will be in the range of $1.12 to $1.31 for the quarter. The Company expects weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the quarter of 58.4 million.
Conference Call Information
EPAM will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, May 7, 2020 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 13701307. The replay will be available until May 21, 2020.

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 30 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 was the only IT services company featured on Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list of 2019. 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, amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations, goodwill impairment, 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.  Those future events and trends may relate to, among other things, the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect that it may have on our sales, operations, access to capital, revenues, profitability and customer demand. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions, the factors discussed in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, the factors discussed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed on or after the date of this press release, particularly in Part I. Item 2. (Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations) and Part II. Item 1A. (Risk Factors), 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.




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,
 
2020
 
2019
Revenues
$
651,359

 
$
521,333

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
423,802

 
344,689

Selling, general and administrative expenses
125,108

 
101,786

Depreciation and amortization expense
14,940

 
10,200

Income from operations
87,509

 
64,658

Interest and other income, net
2,386

 
3,076

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)
6,524

 
(3,484
)
Income before provision for income taxes
96,419

 
64,250

Provision for income taxes
10,854

 
3,496

Net income
$
85,565

 
$
60,754

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax
(28,519
)
 
2,943

Unrealized (loss)/gain on cash-flow hedging instruments, net of tax
(9,368
)
 
3,100

Comprehensive income
$
47,678

 
$
66,797

 
 
 
 
Net income per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.55

 
$
1.12

Diluted
$
1.47

 
$
1.06

Shares used in calculation of net income per share:
 
 
 
Basic
55,287

 
54,245

Diluted
58,143

 
57,236































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

 
As of  
 March 31, 
 2020
 
As of  
 December 31, 
 2019
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
916,253

 
$
936,552

Trade receivables and contract assets, net of allowance of $5,356
and $2,920, respectively
542,698

 
497,716

Prepaid and other current assets
48,786

 
39,943

Total current assets
1,507,737

 
1,474,211

Property and equipment, net
164,671

 
165,259

Operating lease right-of-use assets
243,671

 
238,991

Intangible assets, net
58,676

 
56,258

Goodwill
198,534

 
195,043

Deferred tax assets
79,044

 
75,013

Other noncurrent assets
59,548

 
39,433

Total assets
$
2,311,881

 
$
2,244,208

 
 
 
 
Liabilities
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
5,232

 
$
7,831

Accrued compensation and benefits expenses
250,560

 
230,035

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
66,434

 
82,476

Income taxes payable, current
6,987

 
9,064

Operating lease liabilities, current
60,108

 
57,542

Total current liabilities
389,321

 
386,948

Long-term debt
25,046

 
25,074

Income taxes payable, noncurrent
45,847

 
45,878

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent
189,312

 
180,848

Other noncurrent liabilities
14,873

 
9,315

Total liabilities
664,399

 
648,063

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
Stockholders’ equity
 

 
 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 55,608,835
and 55,207,446 shares issued, 55,589,100
and 55,187,711 shares outstanding at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
56

 
55

Additional paid-in capital
610,579

 
607,051

Retained earnings
1,106,285

 
1,020,590

Treasury stock
(177
)
 
(177
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(69,261
)
 
(31,374
)
Total stockholders’ equity
1,647,482

 
1,596,145

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,311,881

 
$
2,244,208







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 on a constant currency basis to revenue growth as reported under GAAP is presented in the table below:
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 2020
Revenue growth on a constant currency basis(1)
26.0
 %
Foreign exchange rates impact
(1.1
)%
Revenue growth as reported
24.9
 %
(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, 2020 and 2019:
 
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


 
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


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,
 
2020
 
2019
Stock-based compensation expenses
$
3,984

 
$
12,781

Total adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues(2)
3,984

 
12,781

Stock-based compensation expenses
7,897

 
9,075

Other acquisition-related expenses
468

 
511

One-time charges
2,328

 
35

Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses(3)
10,693

 
9,621

Amortization of acquired intangible assets
3,135

 
2,138

Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations(4)
17,812

 
24,540

Change in fair value of contingent consideration included in Interest and other income, net
(438
)
 

Foreign exchange (gain)/loss
(6,524
)
 
3,484

Provision for income taxes:
 
 
 
Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
(1,854
)
 
(5,739
)
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
(11,697
)
 
(11,513
)
Total adjustments to GAAP net income(5)
$
(2,701
)
 
$
10,772







EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliations of Guidance Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Financial 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 on a constant currency basis to projected revenue growth on a GAAP basis is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2020
Revenue growth on a constant currency basis (at mid-point of the range) (6)
9.3%

Foreign exchange rates impact
(1
)%
Revenue growth (at mid-point of the range)
8.3%


(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 2020
GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues
11% to 13%

Stock-based compensation expenses
2.5
%
Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
1.3
%
Included in selling, general and administrative expenses
1.2
%
Amortization of purchased intangible assets
0.5
%
Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenues
14% to 16%


Reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP effective tax rate is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2020
GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)
13
%
Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
3.8
%
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
6.2
%
Non-GAAP effective tax rate (approximately)
23
%






Reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is presented in the table below:
 
Second Quarter 2020
GAAP diluted earnings per share (at least)
$0.93 to $1.12

Stock-based compensation expenses
0.28

Included in cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
0.15

Included in selling, general and administrative expenses
0.13

Other acquisition-related expenses
0.01

Amortization of acquired intangible assets
0.05

Foreign exchange loss
0.05

Provision for income taxes:
 
     Tax effect on non-GAAP adjustments
(0.08
)
     Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation
(0.12
)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (at least)
$1.12 to $1.31