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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 6, 2021
EPAM SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware1-3541822-3536104
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
41 University DriveSuite 20218940
NewtownPennsylvania
(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 ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per shareEPAMNew 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 6, 2021, EPAM Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release and infographic discussing its results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release and the infographic are attached as Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, to this report and are incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02.
The information in this report, including Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 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 6, 2021, announcing results of operations of EPAM Systems, Inc. for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
99.2 Investor Infographic, dated May 6, 2021.
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 6, 2021
By:/s/ Jason Peterson
Name:Jason Peterson
Title:Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Document

Exhibit 99.1
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EPAM Reports Strong Results for First Quarter 2021 and Raises Outlook for 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 — 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.”

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.




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
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Revenues$780,775 $651,359 
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)519,328 423,802 
Selling, general and administrative expenses136,389 125,108 
Depreciation and amortization expense17,807 14,940 
Income from operations107,251 87,509 
Interest and other income, net5,374 2,386 
Foreign exchange gain2,299 6,524 
Income before provision for income taxes114,924 96,419 
Provision for income taxes5,878 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:
Basic56,170 55,287 
Diluted58,778 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 assets46,848 29,570 
Total current assets
2,004,718 1,912,782 
Property and equipment, net164,749 169,533 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net207,350 228,672 
Intangible assets, net48,547 51,975 
Goodwill210,881 211,956 
Deferred tax assets90,188 92,454 
Other noncurrent assets54,108 53,960 
Total assets
$2,780,541 $2,721,332 
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
$7,168 $10,189 
Accrued compensation and benefits expenses315,991 294,709 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities75,326 79,690 
Income taxes payable, current9,097 20,603 
Operating lease liabilities, current56,179 60,759 
Total current liabilities
463,761 465,950 
Long-term debt25,032 25,038 
Income taxes payable, noncurrent43,925 43,448 
Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent162,005 180,604 
Other noncurrent liabilities21,879 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, respectively56 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
GAAPAdjustmentsNon-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
GAAPAdjustmentsNon-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,
20212020
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
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 2021Full 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 2021Full 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 compensation8.6 %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 2021Full 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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