MCLEAN, Va., April 27 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2006 (the first quarter of its 2006 fiscal year).
First quarter 2006 revenue was $69.5 million versus $60.0 million for the first quarter of 2005, a 16% increase. This marked the thirteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. Product licenses revenue for the first quarter of 2006 was $23.1 million versus $21.8 million for the first quarter of 2005, a 6% increase. Product support and other services revenue for the first quarter of 2006 was $46.4 million versus $38.2 million for the first quarter of 2005, a 21% increase. Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2006 were $39.0 million versus $32.8 million for the first quarter of 2005, a 19% increase which resulted primarily from an increase in worldwide employee headcount as well as the inclusion of approximately $404,000 in stock option compensation expense in connection with the implementation of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement of Financial Accounting Standards Number 123(r). First quarter 2006 income from operations increased by 14% to $21.0 million, or 30% of revenue, compared to $18.5 million, or 31% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2005. Net income for the first quarter of 2006 was $15.0 million, or $1.05 per share on a diluted basis.
MicroStrategy's effective tax rate was 30.8% for the first quarter of 2006 compared to 23.2% for the first quarter of 2005. MicroStrategy intends to indefinitely reinvest undistributed 2006 foreign earnings. Accordingly, the annualized effective tax rate applied to our pre-tax income for the first quarter of 2006 did not include the effect of any provision for United States federal and state taxes on MicroStrategy's projected undistributed 2006 foreign earnings.
"We are pleased with our financial and business progress in the first quarter. Our technical support renewal rates remained strong as we continued to expand our installed base of customers," said Arthur S. Locke, III, MicroStrategy's Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer. "This is a tribute to the strength of our technology and the loyalty of our customers. Our results demonstrate solid fundamentals, with operating margins of 30% and operating cash flow of $29.8 million during the first quarter."
New Customers and New Deals with Existing Customers in Q1 2006 included:
21st Century Insurance, Aperity, Applebee's International Inc., Cancer Care Ontario, Cardinal Glass Industries, Carl Warren & Co., Children International, Cingular Wireless, The Container Store, Inc., Cryptologic, Inc., CSK Auto Corporation, Danier Leather Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., The Donnelley Group, DoubleClick, eMedco, Grange Insurance, Ingenix, Katz Group Canada Ltd., The Marcus Corporation, N.E.W. Corp., Oakwood Homes, Playboy Enterprises, Priceline, Rheem Manufacturing, Shoppers Drug Mart, TRX Data Services Inc., Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Vcommerce, Inc., XM Satellite Radio Inc., and ZipRealty.
Examples of Customer Deals from Q1 2006:
Established in 1936, Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families, and communities. Children International selected MicroStrategy to analyze, report, and deliver vital transaction information across its organization. Executives and administrative personnel use MicroStrategy to analyze active sponsorships, track advertising buys, and measure advertising response rates to enhance customer acquisition initiatives and strengthen customer loyalty. MicroStrategy was selected for its ease-of-use and outstanding performance. Children International is currently expanding its deployment of MicroStrategy enterprise-wide and doubling the number of business intelligence users as it transitions to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Oakwood Homes is Colorado's largest privately held hometown builder, with a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating and more than 8,000 satisfied households. MicroStrategy is the enterprise-wide reporting and analysis standard for Oakwood Homes, providing daily operational reports to employees across finance, HR, sales, and building operations. A MicroStrategy-powered extranet also helps trade partners, lenders, and realtors better serve the home buyers. Oakwood Homes is pleased with MicroStrategy's user friendly reporting environment and professional-looking report presentation. Recently, Oakwood Homes expanded its use of MicroStrategy with the deployment of reporting capabilities to business users across the company, giving them the flexibility to create their own reports to suit their specific requirements.
ZipRealty, a national full-service residential real estate brokerage firm, selected MicroStrategy to provide enhanced analysis of sales and marketing data. With MicroStrategy, ZipRealty corporate personnel can gain deeper insights into sales productivity, customer buying patterns, and housing market trends. ZipRealty plans to use MicroStrategy to analyze the effectiveness of its marketing programs and to make data-driven decisions on future marketing campaigns. ZipRealty selected MicroStrategy for its user friendly reporting features and its dynamic metadata architecture that automatically updates reports across the company.
MicroStrategy 8 Enhancements:
MicroStrategy announced the latest release of MicroStrategy 8(TM) during the first quarter of 2006, featuring numerous enhancements that make it easier for customers to standardize on MicroStrategy for enterprise-wide reporting and analysis. MicroStrategy 8 now offers access to multi-dimensional data sources, including Microsoft Analysis Services and Hyperion Essbase, as well as access to the most popular open source databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL. The company continued to strengthen its position in 64-bit business intelligence with certification of MicroStrategy 8 on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i, providing customers with a highly scalable and efficient architecture for large scale business intelligence deployments. MicroStrategy also extended its reporting capabilities with the addition of a graphical Query Builder interface for ad-hoc queries, offering new functionality for power users.
New, Attractively-priced Business Reporting Packages:
MicroStrategy recently announced the availability of new low-cost reporting software packages, with prices starting as low as $150 per named user. These reporting packages are bundles of existing MicroStrategy products, designed to deliver Pixel Perfect(TM) reporting to business users. Priced 30- 70% lower than MicroStrategy's full-featured a la carte products, these packages give report consumers the reporting features they require while taking advantage of MicroStrategy's outstanding scalability and reliability. Customers can economically deploy reporting applications to thousands of users against terabytes of data. Since the metadata is 100% compatible with MicroStrategy's full-featured product line, companies can leverage all of their reporting project investments including report definitions, security definitions, user roles, and user privileges, if and when they migrate to MicroStrategy's full-featured products.
New OEM Partners:
Since January 2005, MicroStrategy has signed agreements with more than 15 new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners. OEMs embed MicroStrategy's reporting and analysis engine into new product offerings or as an enhancement to existing solutions. They select MicroStrategy as their partner of choice due to the extensibility of the MicroStrategy Software Development Kit for embedding and integration, as well as MicroStrategy's state-of-the-art BI platform that provides a single technology foundation spanning the continuum of reporting and analytics. The new OEM partners include companies such as Amadeus International, Data 911 Systems, EmpowerMx, Razor Knowledge Systems, and Rivermine Software.
MicroStrategy 2006 Symposia Series:
MicroStrategy launched its 2006 Symposia series with the Winter Symposium in Barcelona, Spain, February 6 - 8. These events offer an interactive venue for participants to share ideas with peers and industry experts, learn practical BI strategies from leading companies, and gain new insights from MicroStrategy's top technology leaders.
The Spring Symposia were held in Los Angeles, April 19 - 21, and Paris, April 24 - 26. At each event, MicroStrategy customers presented case studies demonstrating how they successfully deployed enterprise BI applications to improve business performance. The Los Angeles Spring Symposium included speakers from Victoria's Secret Direct, Cancer Care Ontario, BearingPoint, Oakwood Homes, and InQuira. At the Paris Spring Symposium, customer speakers included representatives from Boucheron, Lancel, Bledina, Materis Peintures, and MRM Worldwide. The upcoming Summer Symposia will be held in London, July 10-12, and New York City, July 17-19.
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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Contact: MicroStrategy Incorporated Investor Relations email@example.com (703) 848-8600 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2006 2005 (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenues Product licenses $23,133 $21,811 Product support and other services 46,365 38,175 Total revenues 69,498 59,986 Cost of Revenues Product licenses 704 1,277 Product support and other services 8,830 7,416 Total cost of revenues 9,534 8,693 Gross profit 59,964 51,293 Operating Expenses Sales and marketing 19,969 17,234 Research and development 8,250 7,218 General and administrative 10,749 8,352 Amortization of intangible assets 18 18 Total operating expenses 38,986 32,822 Income from operations 20,978 18,471 Financing and Other Income Interest income 862 872 Interest expense (32) (15) Gain on investments - 18 Other income (expense), net (151) 258 Total financing and other income 679 1,133 Income before income taxes 21,657 19,604 Provision for income taxes 6,664 4,551 Net income $14,993 $15,053 Basic earnings per share $1.11 $0.93 Diluted earnings per share $1.05 $0.89 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 13,568 16,224 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 14,304 16,965 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except per share data) March 31, December 31, 2006 2005 Assets (unaudited) (audited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $42,744 $42,318 Restricted cash and investments 5,140 5,076 Short-term investments 28,037 53,761 Accounts receivable, net 37,699 43,052 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,854 6,209 Deferred tax assets, net 26,742 22,971 Total current assets 147,216 173,387 Property and equipment, net 11,305 12,031 Capitalized software development costs, net 3,139 3,669 Deposits and other assets 1,958 2,293 Deferred tax assets, net 78,480 86,393 Total assets $242,098 $277,773 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $18,077 $19,550 Accrued compensation and employee benefits 18,103 27,258 Deferred revenue and advance payments 59,550 45,874 Total current liabilities 95,730 92,682 Deferred revenue and advance payments 1,757 1,554 Other long-term liabilities 2,554 2,815 Total liabilities 100,041 97,051 Stockholders' Equity: Preferred stock undesignated; $0.001 par value; 5,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding - - Class A common stock; $0.001 par value; 330,000 shares authorized; 13,390 shares issued and 10,080 shares outstanding, and 13,270 shares issued and 10,595 shares outstanding, respectively 13 13 Class B common stock; $0.001 par value; 165,000 shares authorized; 3,240 and 3,258 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 3 3 Additional paid-in capital 433,085 428,062 Treasury stock, at cost; 3,310 and 2,675 shares, respectively (195,613) (136,817) Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,433 2,318 Accumulated deficit (97,864) (112,857) Total stockholders' equity 142,057 180,722 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $242,098 $277,773 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, 2006 2005 (unaudited) (unaudited) Operating activities: Net income $14,993 $15,053 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 2,070 2,373 Bad debt (recovery) provision (617) (134) Deferred taxes 6,317 3,836 Stock-based compensation 404 - Excess tax benefits from stock- based payment arrangements (1,882) - Other, net 1 (298) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 6,379 12,037 Prepaid expenses and other current assets (556) 214 Deposits and other assets 339 144 Accounts payable and accrued expenses, compensation and employee benefits (11,133) (11,389) Deferred revenue and advance payments 13,663 8,611 Other long-term liabilities (152) 50 Net cash provided by operating activities 29,826 30,497 Investing activities: Proceeds from maturities of short- term investments 65,650 19,000 Purchases of short-term investments (39,924) (49,293) Purchases of property and equipment, net (766) (537) Capitalized software development costs - (926) Increase in restricted cash and investments (45) (5,061) Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 24,915 (36,817) Financing activities: Proceeds from sale of class A common stock under employee stock purchase plan and exercise of employee stock options 2,384 2,407 Excess tax benefits from stock- based payment arrangements 1,882 - Purchases of treasury stock (58,796) - Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (54,530) 2,407 Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 215 (1,162) Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations 426 (5,075) Net cash received from discontinued operations - - Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents 426 (5,075) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 42,318 68,314 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $42,744 $63,239
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