MicroStrategy Announces Second Quarter 2005 Financial Results
MCLEAN, Va., July 28 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2005 (the second quarter of its 2005 fiscal year).
Second quarter 2005 revenue was $65.4 million versus $49.9 million in the second quarter of 2004, a 31% increase. License revenue for the second quarter of 2005 was $24.3 million versus $18.3 million for the second quarter of 2004, a 32% increase. Net income for the second quarter of 2005 was $17.6 million, or $1.12 per share on a diluted basis. Second quarter 2005 income from operations was $23.0 million, or 35% of revenue, versus $12.2 million, or 24% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2004.
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2005, revenue was $125.4 million versus $99.0 million for the same period in 2004, a 27% increase. License revenue for the six-month period ended June 30, 2005 was $46.1 million versus $37.1 million in 2004, a 24% increase. Net income for the first six months of 2005 was $32.6 million, or $1.99 per share on a diluted basis. Income from operations for the six-month period ended June 30, 2005, was $41.4 million, or 33% of revenue, versus $22.4 million, or 23% of revenue, for the same period in 2004.
During the second quarter of 2005, MicroStrategy repurchased 2.5 million shares of its class A common stock for $127.6 million at an average price per share of $50.84. As of June 30, 2005, MicroStrategy had $50.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and 10,410,090 shares of class A common stock and 3,394,399 shares of class B common stock outstanding.
"MicroStrategy's business exhibited outstanding operating leverage and generated significant operating cash flows in the second quarter. Operating income increased 89% compared to the second quarter of 2004 and revenues increased 31% during the same period," said Arthur S. Locke, III, MicroStrategy's Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer. "Net cash generated from operations for the first half of 2005 was $52.2 million, compared to $37.8 million for the first half of 2004."
"We are proud of our 31% year-over-year organic revenue growth in the second quarter of 2005," said Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy's Chairman and CEO. "We are also pleased that IDC recently cited MicroStrategy as the fastest growing top 10 BI vendor in both 2004 and 2003. We believe that MicroStrategy 8, with its enhanced user interface designed for use by business people, makes MicroStrategy technology even easier to use and well-suited for large scale business intelligence deployments."
New Customers and New Deals with Existing Customers in Q2 2005 included: Financial Services 1st Financial Bank USA; Bank of the West; Equity Office Properties Trust; Wells Fargo Retail Charming Shoppes, Inc.; Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Federated Systems Group; Hannaford Bros. Co.; HE Butt Grocery Company; Hudson's Bay Company; New York & Co., Group Inc.; Retail Ventures, Inc.; Shoppers Drug Mart Government Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Ohio Department of Education; Transportation Security Administration Pharmaceutical ImpactRx; Forest Laboratories; Prescription Solutions; Verispan, LLC Manufacturing/Distribution CSK Auto Corporation; emedco; Porsche Cars North America; Rheem Manufacturing Other Children International; DMX Group; Focus Technology Group; Marketing Direct, Inc.; Meredith Corporation; Monster Government Solutions; Vcommerce Corporation; Yahoo! Examples of Noteworthy Customer Deals from Q2 2005: Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Office of Strategic Management and Analysis, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, implemented the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) to analyze transportation security operations at commercial airports nationwide. TSA executives, Federal Security Directors, and TSA field staff use MicroStrategy's software to assess and streamline the performance of commercial airport security operations. MicroStrategy anchors TSA's Performance Management Information System (PMIS), which collects, analyzes, and reports passenger and baggage screening data. Operational performance metrics, such as wait times at selected airports, TSA staff utilization, and screening equipment utilization are collected and reported via the PMIS system.
Bank of the West
Based in San Francisco, Bank of the West is the fourth-largest commercial bank headquartered west of the Mississippi, with 480 banking locations in 16 states. After evaluating numerous business intelligence products, Bank of the West selected MicroStrategy for risk management reporting and analysis. To mitigate risk in collections and lending, Bank of the West will use MicroStrategy to glean valuable information from its collections data warehouse. With MicroStrategy, Bank of the West personnel can analyze lending and collections data to generate reports that compare risk management strategies, assess effectiveness, and determine optimal risk management policies for the company.
Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
Family Dollar, one of the fastest growing discount store chains in the United States with stores in 44 states, has selected MicroStrategy for enhanced sales analysis and inventory management. Using MicroStrategy, Family Dollar personnel will generate comprehensive sales and inventory reports for greater insight into what products are selling at their 5,700 stores. MicroStrategy's intuitive user interface and Web report delivery provides Family Dollar business users with valuable data to make better-informed decisions that can improve sales performance, inventory management, and customer satisfaction.
Monster Government Solutions
Monster Government Solutions is a leading provider of government human capital solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, Inc. Monster Government Solutions selected MicroStrategy to support its enterprise hiring management solution, which allows government HR professionals to build and post vacancy announcements and develop online questionnaires to help them evaluate and hire the best candidates. Monster Government Solutions is relying on MicroStrategy to develop a new business intelligence module for its hiring management solution, which is used by more than 100 government agencies. With the new module, agencies will be able to report on, analyze, and drive the performance of their critical human capital initiatives and operations. Monster Government Solutions chose MicroStrategy over the competing products because of its easy-to-use Web interface, outstanding security, and scalability for a growing number of users.
Update on MicroStrategy 8:
Launched earlier this year, MicroStrategy 8 provides fully integrated reporting, analysis, and dashboarding capabilities. The MicroStrategy 8 user interface has been redesigned to greatly improve productivity for business people. Unlike products that require technically-trained developers for report development, MicroStrategy 8 enables business people to format reports and scorecards in WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) mode. These business people can control the content and structure of their own reports with minimal assistance from IT staff.
On July 14, 2005, MicroStrategy announced the release of MicroStrategy 8 for 64-bit Linux and the new high-capacity, entry-level servers containing 64- bit x86 processors. MicroStrategy customers now have additional operating system and hardware options to increase the performance and value of their BI systems. MicroStrategy 8's 64-bit architecture enables customers to run more applications and support larger numbers of users per server, and our support for Linux provides customers with increased operating system flexibility for deployment of their business intelligence applications.
IDC Cites MicroStrategy as Fastest Growing Top 10 BI Vendor:
IDC's Worldwide Business Intelligence 2004 Vendor Shares report identified MicroStrategy as the fastest-growing top 10 Business Intelligence software vendor for the second year in a row, with software license and maintenance revenue growth of 32.8% in 2004 and 24.0% in 2003. According to the IDC report, MicroStrategy's results during these periods have been based on a strong focus on its core strength in highly scalable business intelligence deployments. The IDC report also noted that MicroStrategy has been on the leading edge in user interface development for both end users and developers.
MicroStrategy Regional and Annual User Conferences:
The MicroStrategy Summer Symposium was held on July 18-20, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois and offered an environment for participants to exchange ideas and learn from MicroStrategy customers such as Intel, Cardinal Health, Nationwide Insurance, Corporate Express, Inovant, Sprint, Tyco International, U.S. Postal Service, and Retail Ventures who presented business intelligence case studies. The event was interactive. Attendees provided MicroStrategy product managers feedback and input on MicroStrategy technology and also participated in one-on-one consultations with MicroStrategy Technology Advisory Service (TAS) principals to get expert advice on their particular BI challenges.
Following the success of EuroWorld 2004, the Company's first European users' conference, MicroStrategy is planning this year's event in Bonn, Germany. EuroWorld 2005, October 18-20, will feature visionary keynote speakers, more than 35 technical sessions covering a wide range of topics, and customer presentations from leading European companies including British American Tobacco, METRO Group, PEPSI Bottling Group, Deutsche Borse, Telefonica, and MACH.
Other upcoming MicroStrategy user events include the MicroStrategy Fall Symposium in October and MicroStrategy World 2006, February 13-16, in Miami, Florida.
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at http://www.microstrategy.com
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MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2005 2004 2005 2004 (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenues Product licenses $24,255 $18,323 $46,066 $37,134 Product support and other services 41,182 31,561 79,357 61,856 Total revenues 65,437 49,884 125,423 98,990 Cost of revenues Product licenses 918 870 2,195 1,714 Product support and other services 8,179 7,269 15,595 14,180 Total cost of revenues 9,097 8,139 17,790 15,894 Gross profit 56,340 41,745 107,633 83,096 Operating expenses Sales and marketing 16,533 15,538 33,767 31,944 Research and development 8,061 6,516 15,279 13,246 General and administrative 8,773 7,503 17,125 15,456 Amortization of intangible assets 18 17 36 35 Total operating expenses 33,385 29,574 66,207 60,681 Income from operations 22,955 12,171 41,426 22,415 Financing and other income (expense) Interest income 721 174 1,593 289 Interest expense (17) (11) (32) (25) Loss on investments (149) (85) (131) (85) Other income (expense), net 1,157 (241) 1,415 565 Total financing and other income (expense) 1,712 (163) 2,845 744 Income before income taxes 24,667 12,008 44,271 23,159 Provision for income taxes 7,080 581 11,631 1,353 Net income $17,587 $11,427 $32,640 $21,806 Basic earnings per share $1.16 $0.71 $2.08 $1.36 Diluted earnings per share $1.12 $0.67 $1.99 $1.27 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 15,149 16,056 15,683 16,033 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 15,767 17,128 16,363 17,190 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except per share data) June 30, December 31, 2005 2004 Assets (unaudited) (audited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $50,632 $68,314 Restricted cash and investments 5,998 1,210 Short-term investments 14 37,816 Accounts receivable, net 32,387 40,917 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,685 6,337 Deferred tax assets, net 22,874 20,583 Total current assets 116,590 175,177 Property and equipment, net 13,950 16,096 Capitalized software development costs, net 4,804 5,479 Long-term investments - 26,365 Deposits and other assets 2,623 3,021 Deferred tax assets, net 101,090 110,818 Total assets $239,057 $336,956 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $15,239 $18,906 Accrued compensation and employee benefits 19,389 25,292 Accrued restructuring costs 1,756 1,762 Deferred revenue and advance payments 47,113 43,674 Total current liabilities 83,497 89,634 Deferred revenue and advance payments 2,002 1,681 Other long-term liabilities 2,974 3,157 Accrued restructuring costs 1,231 1,906 Total liabilities 89,704 96,378 Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock undesignated; $0.001 par value; 4,971 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding - - Class A common stock; $0.001 par value; 330,000 shares authorized; 12,988 shares issued and 10,410 shares outstanding, and 12,841 shares issued and 12,773 shares outstanding, respectively 13 13 Class B common stock; $0.001 par value; 165,000 shares authorized; 3,394 and 3,394 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 3 3 Additional paid-in capital 422,263 417,287 Treasury stock, at cost; 2,578 and 68 shares, respectively (129,893) (2,331) Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,926 3,206 Accumulated deficit (144,959) (177,600) Total stockholders' equity 149,353 240,578 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $239,057 $336,956 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Six months ended June 30, 2005 2004 (unaudited) Operating activities: Net income $32,640 $21,806 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 4,521 4,167 Bad debt recovery (49) (27) Loss on investments 131 85 Discount amortization on short- and long-term investments (490) - Deferred taxes 9,592 288 Other, net 12 60 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 7,444 3,245 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,058 (1,263) Deposits and other assets 292 (1,458) Accounts payable and accrued expenses, compensation and employee benefits (8,019) (1,050) Accrued restructuring costs (724) (1,470) Deferred revenue and advance payments 5,932 11,705 Other long-term liabilities (183) 1,683 Net cash provided by operating activities 52,157 37,771 Investing activities: Proceeds from maturities of short- term investments 38,000 - Proceeds from sales of short-term investments 49,593 - Proceeds from sales of long-term investments 26,517 - Purchases of short-term investments (49,293) - Purchases of long-term investments - (26,353) Purchases of property and equipment, net (881) (3,193) Capitalized software development costs (926) (1,414) Increase in restricted cash and investments (4,845) (3) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 58,165 (30,963) Financing activities: Proceeds from sale of class A common stock under exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plan 2,952 2,412 Purchases of treasury stock (127,562) - Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (124,610) 2,412 Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (3,394) (319) Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations (17,682) 8,901 Net cash received from discontinued operations - 34 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (17,682) 8,935 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 68,314 51,882 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $50,632 $60,817
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