April 25, 2018
Bedford, Mass. - April 25, 2018 - Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), the asset optimization software company, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2018, ended March 31, 2018.
“AspenTech’s third quarter reflected good execution across the company and a solid demand environment, resulting in strong financial results. The quarter was highlighted by strong performance among our owner-operator customers and continued momentum of our APM suite. We are also pleased with growing customer interest in our APM products across a number of geographies and industries,” said Antonio Pietri, President and Chief Executive Officer of AspenTech.
Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 and Recent Business Highlights
Summary of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results
AspenTech’s total revenue of $125.9 million included:
For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, AspenTech reported income from operations of $51.2 million, compared to income from operations of $52.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Net income was $37.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, leading to net income per share of $0.52, compared to net income per share of $0.47 in the same period last fiscal year.
Non-GAAP income from operations, which adds back the impact of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles associated with acquisitions and acquisition related fees, was $57.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to non-GAAP income from operations of $57.4 million in the same period last fiscal year. Non-GAAP net income was $42.3 million, or $0.58 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to non-GAAP net income of $39.4 million, or $0.52 per share, in the same period last fiscal year. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is presented in the financial tables included in this press release.
AspenTech had cash and marketable securities of $71.1 million and borrowings of $170.0 million at March 31, 2018.
During the third quarter, the company generated $73.1 million in cash flow from operations and $78.1 million in free cash flow. Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities adjusted for the net impact of: purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements; capitalized computer software development costs; non-capitalized acquired technology, excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation, and other nonrecurring items, such as acquisition or litigation related payments.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains “non-GAAP financial measures” under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the financial tables included in this press release.
Management considers both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results in managing AspenTech’s business. As the result of adoption of new licensing models, management believes that a number of AspenTech’s performance indicators based on GAAP, including revenue, gross profit, operating income and net income, should be viewed in conjunction with certain non-GAAP and other business measures in assessing AspenTech’s performance, growth and financial condition. Accordingly, management utilizes a number of non-GAAP and other business metrics, including the non-GAAP metrics set forth in this press release, to track AspenTech’s business performance. None of these non-GAAP metrics should be considered as an alternative to any measure of financial performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Conference Call and Webcast
AspenTech will host a conference call and webcast today, April 25, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), to discuss the company's financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2018 as well as the company’s business outlook.
The live dial-in number is (866) 604-6127 or (443) 961-0460, conference ID code 2986139. Interested parties may also listen to a live webcast of the call by logging on to the Investor Relations section of AspenTech’s website, http://ir.aspentech.com/, and clicking on the “webcast” link. A replay of the call will be archived on AspenTech’s website and will also be available via telephone at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, conference ID code 2986139, through May 25, 2018.
AspenTech is a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance. Our products thrive in complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. AspenTech uniquely combines decades of process modeling expertise with big data machine-learning. Our purpose-built software platform automates knowledge work and builds sustainable competitive advantage by delivering high returns over the entire asset lifecycle. As a result, companies in capital-intensive industries can maximize uptime and push the limits of performance, running their assets faster, safer, longer and greener. Visit AspenTech.com to find out more.
The second paragraph of this press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may vary significantly from AspenTech’s expectations based on a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation: AspenTech’s failure to increase usage and product adoption of aspenONE offerings or grow the aspenONE APM business, and failure to continue to provide innovative, market-leading solutions; the demand for, or usage of, aspenONE software declines for any reason, including declines due to adverse changes in the capital-intensive process industries; unfavorable economic and market conditions or a lessening demand in the market for asset process optimization software; and other risk factors described from time to time in AspenTech’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AspenTech cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. AspenTech expressly disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.
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