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Virtusa Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2015 Consolidated Financial Results

Westborough, MA – (May 12, 2015) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2015, ended March 31, 2015.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 Consolidated Financial Results

 

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $126 million, an increase of 2.5% sequentially and 13% year-over-year.  On a constant currency basis,(1) fourth quarter revenue increased 4% sequentially and 17% year-over-year.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $14.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to $14.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and an increase compared to $12.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $11.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to $11.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and an increase from $10.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.  GAAP earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2015 included a ($0.01) cumulative impact from acquisition related transaction expenses and foreign currency transaction losses.

Non GAAP Results:

Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and acquisition related expenses, was $19.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to $19.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and an increase compared to $16.7 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, acquisition related expenses, and foreign currency transaction gains and losses, each net of tax, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $15.1 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $ 15.2 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and compared to $13.1 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated Financial Results

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, revenue was $479 million, an increase of 21% compared to $396.9 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.  This represents revenue growth of 21% in constant currency.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $52.6 million for fiscal year 2015, an increase of 24% compared to $42.4 million for fiscal year 2014.

On a GAAP basis, net income for fiscal year 2015 was $42.4 million, an increase of 23% compared to $34.4 million for fiscal year 2014.  Earnings per diluted share for fiscal year 2015 was $1.44, an increase compared to $1.27 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2014.

Non GAAP Results:

Non-GAAP income from operations was $68.3 million for fiscal year 2015, an increase of 25% compared to $54.9 million for fiscal year 2014.

Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2015 was $54.4 million, or $1.84 per diluted share, an increase compared to $44.0 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2014.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

The Company ended fiscal year 2015 with $235.9 million of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments.(2)  Cash generated from operations was $17.1 million for the fourth quarter and $48.9 million for the fiscal year 2015.

Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “The fourth quarter capped off a strong fiscal year 2015 for Virtusa. Our results reflect our leadership position in providing millennial enablement and transformational solutions, which are allowing us to win larger engagements and expand with existing clients.  We enter fiscal year 2016 with the strongest client base in our history, and with meaningful opportunity to continue to grow and scale across our client base. Our recent acquisition of Apparatus further supports our growth objectives by expanding our IT outsourcing solutions, increasing our addressable market and contributing to recurring revenue.”

Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “Our fiscal fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 results reflect our focused execution and the benefits from the investments we have been making to capture a larger share of our addressable market.  Looking ahead, we believe we are well positioned to deliver on our fiscal year 2016 revenue growth and profitability targets.”

Mr. Kalia continued, “Beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, we have begun supplementing our financial disclosure to include non-GAAP income from operations, net income and EPS metrics. We believe these financial metrics will provide additional insights to measure the operational performance of our business.”

Financial Outlook

 

Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:

  • First quarter fiscal 2016 revenue is expected to be in the range of $132.5 to $135.5 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.33 to $0.35 and non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.48 to $0.50.

  • Fiscal year 2016 revenue is expected to be in the range of $569 to $587 million. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.51 to $1.67 and non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $2.15 to $2.31.

The Company’s first quarter and fiscal year 2016 diluted EPS estimates an average share count of approximately 29.9 million and 30.0 million, respectively, (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards) and assume a stock price of $40.66, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on May 8, 2015.  Deviations from this stock price may cause actual EPS to vary based on share dilution from Virtusa’s stock options and stock appreciation rights.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial metrics as defined by Regulation G by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial metrics are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial metrics calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP metrics used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP metrics should be read in conjunction with Virtusa’s financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Virtusa believes the following financial metrics will provide additional insights to measure the operational performance of the business.

  • Virtusa presents constant currency revenue growth rates to provide insights into, and a framework for assessing, how Virtusa’s revenue performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations (see footnote (1) below for further detail).

  • Virtusa presents a reconciliation of its cash, cash equivalents, short term and long term investments which Virtusa believes provides insight into its cash position and overall liquidity (see footnote (2) below for further detail).

  • Virtusa also presents the following consolidated statement of income metrics that exclude acquisition-related charges, stock-based compensation expense and foreign currency transaction gains and losses to provide further insights into the comparison of Virtusa’s operating results among the periods, as well as enhancing comparability with operating results of peer companies:

o   Non-GAAP income from operations: income from operations, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income, excluding stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related charges.

o   Non-GAAP operating margin: non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of reported revenues.

o   Non-GAAP net income: net income, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income, excluding the tax adjusted impact of the following, stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges and foreign currency transaction gains and losses.

o   Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share: diluted earnings per share, as reported on Virtusa’s consolidated statements of income, excluding tax adjusted per share impact of the following, stock-based compensation, acquisition-related charges and foreign currency transaction gains and losses.

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