Advent Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Company Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue of $92 Million and Fourth Quarter Non-GAAP Operating Profit of $25 Million

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) -   Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.

"I am pleased to report that Advent delivered a strong fourth quarter and there is great momentum in the business," said Pete Hess, Chief Executive Officer of Advent. "We continued to execute our strategy and increased our footprint both in the US and around the globe. This coming year marks our 30th anniversary and our business has never been stronger and we are excited to continue to partner with our clients to transform the investment management industry for the next 30 years."

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2012 RESULTS

GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
The company reported quarterly revenue of $92.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $86.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 7% increase. Total annual revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $358.8 million, compared to $326.2 million recorded in 2011, a 10% increase.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $12.7 million, or 14% of revenue, compared to $10.1 million, or 12% of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2011. The fourth quarter of 2012 results included a $3.6 million restructuring charge related to the company's reorganization. Operating income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $49.2 million, or 14% of revenue, compared to $42.6 million, or 13% of revenue, for 2011.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $8.0 million compared to $6.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $30.2 million compared to $28.3 million for 2011, a 7% increase.

On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.16 compared to $0.12 in the fourth quarter of 2011. On a fully diluted basis, earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $0.58, compared to $0.52 for 2011. 

Operating cash flows in the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $32.8 million, compared with $27.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2012 totaled $86.6 million, compared with $83.2 million for 2011, a 4% increase.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $231 million as of December 31, 2012, compared to $136 million as of December 31, 2011. Total outstanding debt as of December 31, 2012 was $95 million compared to $50 million as of December 31, 2011. Total deferred revenue was $183 million as of December 31, 2012, compared to $175 million as of December 31, 2011, a 5% increase.

Non-GAAP Results for Continuing Operations
Non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $24.6 million, or 26.7% of revenue. This represents a 33% increase compared to $18.5 million of non-GAAP operating income, or 21.4% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP operating income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $85.0 million, or 23.7% of revenue. This represents an 18% increase compared to $72.2 million of non-GAAP operating income, or 22.1% of revenue, for 2011.

On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.30 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and represents a 37% increase from non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.22 in the fourth quarter of 2011. On a fully diluted basis, non-GAAP net income per share was $1.03 for the year ended December 31, 2012, a 21% increase compared to $0.86 per share for 2011.

The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures is provided at the end of this press release.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fourth Quarter Bookings: The annual contract value of our new contract bookings in the fourth quarter of 2012 will contribute $11.1 million in incremental annual revenue once the contracts are fully implemented. New clients represented all types of investment managers around the world including Moneta Group, Wedgewood Partners, QV Investors Inc., Courtiers Investment Services Limited, and Gjensidige Investeringsradgivning AS, amongst others.

  • Enhanced Functionality for Solutions: In the fourth quarter, we launched coordinated releases of Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX), Moxy®, and their associated products, providing clients with expanded instrument coverage, enhanced data presentation and improved reconciliation processes.

  • Award-Winning Solutions: APX was named "Best Buy-Side CRM Product" by Buy-Side Technology magazine. The annual award honors the accomplishments and innovations of products and services designed for buy-side investment professionals. In addition, Moxy® won "Best-in-Class" for Enterprise Support in the key industry analyst - CEB TowerGroup's OMS Technology Analysis report.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE 
Advent provides the following financial guidance for the first quarter and fiscal year 2013:

 
Guidance   Q1 2013   FY 2013
Total Revenue ($M)   $91-$93   $373-$379
GAAP Operating Margin(% of revenue)   n/a   17.5-18.0%
Amortization of Intangibles (% of revenue)   n/a   3%
Stock Compensation Expense (% of revenue)   n/a   6%
Restructuring Charge (% of revenue)   1%   0.5%
Non-GAAP Operating Margin (% of revenue)   n/a   27.0-27.5%
GAAP Effective Tax Rate(% of Income Before Tax)   20%*   30%-35%
Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate (% of Income Before Tax)   n/a   35%
Operating Cash Flow ($M)   n/a   $93-$97
Capital Expenditures ($M)   n/a   $10-$12
         
*Q1 2013 GAAP Effective Tax Rate reflects the impact of the 2012 federal research and development tax credit enacted in January, 2013.
         

INVESTOR CALL

Advent Software, Inc. will host its fourth quarter 2012 earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today. The fourth quarter 2012 earnings presentation and trended disclosures file, which include highlights and detailed financial information, are currently available at http://investor.advent.com. To participate via phone, please dial (800) 510-9834 and request conference ID #35271995. Telephone replay will be available through midnight February 11, 2013. The replay number for domestic callers is (888) 286-8010, and for international callers is (617) 801-6888, with the conference ID of #60805668.The conference call will also be webcast live and then archived on http://investor.advent.com.

ABOUT ADVENT
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world's financial professionals since 1983. Advent's proven solutions can increase operational efficiency, reduce risk, and eliminate the boundaries between systems, information and people so you can focus on what you do best. With more than 4,500 client firms in over 60 countries, Advent has established itself as a leading provider of mission-critical solutions to meet the demands of investment management operations around the world. Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization. For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.

ABOUT NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), please see the accompanying tables entitled "Reconciliation of Selected Continuing Operations' GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures" and "Reconciliation of Projected Continuing Operations' GAAP Operating Income % to Non-GAAP Operating Income %."

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The financial projections under Financial Guidance, and statements regarding the business momentum, strength of the business, market opportunities, and any other forward-looking statements included in this presentation reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known and involve risks and uncertainties; our actual results may differ materially from those discussed here. These risks and uncertainties include: potential fluctuations in new contract bookings, renewal rates, operating results and future growth rates; continued market acceptance of our Advent Portfolio Exchange®, Geneva®, and Moxy® products; the successful development, release and market acceptance of new products, services and enhancements; uncertainties and fluctuations in the financial markets; the Company's ability to satisfy contractual performance requirements; difficulties in achieving organizational objectives and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports including, but not limited to, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our 2011 annual report on Form 10-K. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements including any guidance, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Advent, the Advent logo, Advent Software, Advent Portfolio Exchange, and Moxy are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc. All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

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