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Jan 11, 2018 3:00 PM ET

Progress Reports 2017 Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

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Exceeds Expectations for Revenue, Earnings Per Share, Operating Margin and Cash Flow

BEDFORD, Mass.  –Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2017.

Revenue was $116.1 million during the quarter compared to $117.7 million in the same quarter last year, a year-over-year decrease of 1% on an actual currency basis and 3% on a constant currency basis. On a non-GAAP basis, revenue was $116.3 million during the quarter compared to $118.0 million in the same quarter last year, a decrease of 1% on an actual currency basis and 3% on a constant currency basis.

On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share was $0.34 compared to a diluted loss per share of $1.52 in the same quarter last year. On a non-GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share was $0.67 compared to $0.62 in the same quarter last year.

Yogesh Gupta, CEO at Progress, said: “Our strong Q4 performance allowed us to achieve better-than-expected revenue, earnings per share, operating margins and cash flow for 2017. We have strengthened our core operations, and now offer the best platform for building next-generation, mission-critical, cognitive-first business applications as well. We look forward to continued momentum in 2018, as we execute on a strategic plan that will drive sustainable, long-term value for all shareholders.”

Additional financial highlights included:

On a GAAP basis in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017:

  • Revenue was $116.1 million compared to $117.7 million in the same quarter in fiscal year 2016;
  • Income from operations was $28.8 million compared to a loss from operations of $62.4 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Net income was $16.4 million compared to a net loss of $73.8 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.34 compared to a diluted loss per share of $1.52 in the same quarter last year; and
  • Cash from operations was $32.5 million compared to $33.9 million in the same quarter last year.

On a non-GAAP basis in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017:

  • Revenue was $116.3 million compared to $118.0 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Income from operations was $49.1 million compared to $42.6 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Operating margin was 42% compared to 36% in the same quarter last year;
  • Net income was $32.1 million compared to $30.5 million in the same quarter last year;
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.67 compared to $0.62 in the same quarter last year; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow was $32.4 million compared to $32.4 million in the same quarter last year.

Paul Jalbert, CFO, said: “We are pleased with our financial performance for Q4 and for the full year. We delivered on our commitment to operate our business efficiently, exceeding our cost-savings targets by reducing our total expenses by over $30 million. We are confident in our ability to generate continued strong operating margins and cash flows, and are well-positioned to achieve our financial goals in 2018.”

Other fiscal fourth quarter and 2017 metrics and recent results included:

  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $183.6 million at the end of the quarter;
  • DSO was 47 days, compared to 48 days in the fiscal third quarter of 2017 and 50 days in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2016;
  • Pursuant to the $250 million share authorization of the Board of Directors, Progress repurchased 0.8 million shares for $30.0 million during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017. For the full fiscal year, Progress repurchased 2.2 million shares for $73.9 million; and
  • On January 5, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share of common stock that will be paid on March 15, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2018.

Full Year Results

On a GAAP basis in the fiscal year 2017:

  • Revenue was $397.6 million compared to $405.3 million in fiscal year 2016, a year-over-year decrease of 2% on both an actual and constant currency basis;
  • Income from operations was $70.6 million compared to a loss from operations of $29.7 million in the prior fiscal year;
  • Net income was $37.4 million compared to a net loss of $55.7 million in the prior fiscal year;
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.77 compared to a diluted loss per share of $1.13 in the prior fiscal year; and
  • Cash from operations was $105.7 million compared to $102.8 million in the prior fiscal year.

On a non-GAAP basis in the fiscal year 2017:

  • Revenue was $398.6 million compared to $407.4 million in fiscal year 2016, a year-over-year decrease of 2% on both an actual and constant currency basis;
  • Income from operations was $144.5 million compared to $123.1 million in the prior fiscal year;
  • Operating margin was 36% compared to 30% in the prior fiscal year;
  • Net income was $92.5 million compared to $82.3 million in the prior fiscal year;
  • Diluted earnings per share was $1.91 compared to $1.65 in the prior fiscal year; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow was $121.5 million compared to $100.6 million in the prior fiscal year.

2018 Business Outlook

Progress provides the following guidance for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2018 and the first fiscal quarter ending February 28, 2018:

                 
(In millions, except percentages and per share amounts)   FY 2018

GAAP

  FY 2018

Non-GAAP

  Q1 2018

GAAP

  Q1 2018

Non-GAAP

Revenue   $398 – $404   $399 – $404   $90 – $93   $90 – $93
Diluted earnings per share   $1.14 – $1.21   $2.29 – $2.35   $0.15 – $0.19   $0.46 – $0.48
Operating margin   19% – 20%   35% – 36%   *   *
Adjusted free cash flow   $115 – $121   $115 – $120   *   *
Effective tax rate   26%   22%   *   *

*We do not provide guidance for this financial measure.

               
                 

Progress’ fiscal 2018 financial guidance is based on current exchange rates. The positive currency translation impact on Progress’ fiscal year 2018 business outlook compared to 2017 exchange rates is approximately $4.0 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue. The currency translation impact on the fiscal 2018 GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance is approximately $0.01. The positive currency translation impact on Progress’ fiscal Q1 2018 business outlook compared to 2017 exchange rates is approximately $2.0 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue. The currency translation impact on Progress’ fiscal Q1 2018 GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance is approximately $0.01. To the extent that there are further changes in exchange rates versus the current environment, this may have an additional impact on Progress’ business outlook.

Conference Call

The Progress quarterly investor conference call to review its fiscal fourth quarter of 2017 will be broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the company’s website, located at www.progress.com. Additionally, you can listen to the call by telephone by dialing 1-800-967-7134, pass code 7064924. The conference call will include comments followed by questions and answers. An archived version of the conference call and supporting materials will be available on the Progress website within the investor relations section after the live conference call.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Progress provides non-GAAP supplemental information to its financial results.

We use this non-GAAP information to evaluate our period-over-period operating performance because our management believes the information helps illustrate underlying trends in our business and provides us with a more comparable measure of our continuing business, as well as a greater understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business, by excluding the effects of certain items that do not reflect the ordinary earnings of our operations. Management also uses this non-GAAP financial information to establish budgets and operational goals, which are communicated internally and externally, evaluate performance, and allocate resources. In addition, compensation of our executives and non-executive employees is based in part on the performance of our business evaluated using this same non-GAAP information.

However, this non-GAAP information is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) and should be considered in conjunction with our GAAP results as the items excluded from the non-GAAP information often have a material impact on Progress’ financial results. A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to Progress’ GAAP financial results is included in the tables below and is available on the Progress website at www.progress.com within the investor relations section.

As described in more detail below, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP costs of sales and operating expenses, non-GAAP income from operations and operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude the effect of purchase accounting on the fair value of acquired deferred revenue, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, fees related to shareholder activist, restructuring charges, acquisition-related expenses, certain identified non-operating gains and losses, and the related tax effects of the preceding items. We also provide guidance on adjusted free cash flow, which is equal to cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software development costs, plus restructuring payments.

In the noted fiscal periods, we adjusted for the following items from our GAAP financial results to arrive at our non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Acquisition-related revenue – In all periods presented, we include acquisition-related revenue, which constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. The acquisition-related revenue relates to Telerik, which we acquired on December 2, 2014, and Kinvey, which we acquired on June 1, 2017. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew their contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and other customer contracts. Additionally, although acquisition-related revenue adjustments are non-recurring with respect to past acquisitions, we expect to incur these adjustments in connection with any future acquisitions.
  • Amortization of acquired intangibles – In all periods presented, we exclude amortization of acquired intangibles because those expenses are unrelated to our core operating performance and the intangible assets acquired vary significantly based on the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and the maturities of the businesses acquired.
  • Impairment of goodwill and acquired intangibles – In fiscal year 2016, we exclude impairment charges applicable to goodwill and acquired intangible assets because such expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results. Such impairment charges are inconsistent in amount and frequency and we believe that eliminating these amounts, when significant and not reflective of ongoing business and operating results, facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to our operating performance in other periods.
  • Stock-based compensation – In all periods presented, we exclude stock-based compensation to be consistent with the way management and the financial community evaluates our performance and the methods used by analysts to calculate consensus estimates. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include these charges in operating plans. Stock-based compensation will continue in future periods.
  • Fees related to shareholder activist – In September 2017, Praesidium Investment Management, one of our largest shareholders, publicly announced in a Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its disagreement with our strategy and stated that it was seeking changes in the composition of our Board of Directors. In fiscal year 2017, we have incurred, and in fiscal year 2018 we expect to incur, professional and other fees relating to Praesidium’s actions. We exclude these fees because they distort trends and are not part of our core operating results.
  • Restructuring expenses – In all periods presented, we exclude restructuring expenses incurred because those expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results.
  • Acquisition-related and transition expenses – In all periods presented, we exclude acquisition-related expenses because those expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results. In recent years, we have completed a number of acquisitions, which result in our incurring operating expenses which would not otherwise have been incurred. By excluding certain transition, integration and other acquisition-related expense items in connection with acquisitions, this provides more meaningful comparisons of the financial results to our historical operations and forward-looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition-related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions.
  • Income tax adjustment  In all periods presented, we adjust our income tax provision by excluding the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments discussed above. In addition, in fiscal year 2016, we adjusted our income tax provision to remove from non-GAAP income the positive impact of an out-of-period adjustment recorded to the income tax provision during the fiscal second quarter of 2016.

Constant Currency

Revenue from our international operations has historically represented a substantial portion of our total revenue. As a result, our revenue results have been impacted, and we expect will continue to be impacted, by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. For example, if the local currencies of our foreign subsidiaries strengthen, our consolidated results stated in U.S. dollars are positively impacted.

As exchange rates are an important factor in understanding period to period comparisons, we present revenue growth rates on a constant currency basis, which helps improve the understanding of our revenue results and our performance in comparison to prior periods. The constant currency information presented is calculated by translating current period results using prior period weighted average foreign currency exchange rates. These results should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, results reported in accordance with GAAP.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Progress has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like “believe,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “anticipate” and “continue,” the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Progress’ business outlook and financial guidance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation:

(1) Economic, geopolitical and market conditions, including the uncertain economic environment in Europe as a result of the Brexit vote, and the continued difficult economic environment in Brazil and other parts of the world, can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, or a decline in our renewal rates for contracts. (3) Our ability to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, including an increased emphasis on a cloud and subscription strategy, may not be successful. (4) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our existing products and services in a timely manner to meet market demand, partners and customers may not purchase new software licenses or subscriptions or purchase or renew support contracts. (5) We depend upon our extensive partner channel and we may not be successful in retaining or expanding our relationships with channel partners. (6) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses. (7) If the security measures for our software, services or other offerings are compromised or subject to a successful cyber-attack, or if such offerings contain significant coding or configuration errors, we may experience reputational harm, legal claims and financial exposure. (8) We have made acquisitions, and may make acquisitions in the future, and those acquisitions may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. (9) Our business could be negatively affected by the actions of stockholder activists. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress’ business, please refer to Progress’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2016 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended February 28, 2017, May 31, 2017 and August 31, 2017. Progress undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying mission-critical business applications. Progress empowers enterprises and ISVs to build and deliver cognitive-first applications that harness big data to derive business insights and competitive advantage. Progress offers leading technologies for easily building powerful user interfaces across any type of device, a reliable, scalable and secure backend platform to deploy modern applications, leading data connectivity to all sources, and award-winning predictive analytics that brings the power of machine learning to any organization. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and 2 million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress and Progress Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)  

November 30,
2017

 

November 30,
2016

  % Change  

November 30,
2017

 

November 30,
2016

  % Change
Revenue:                        
Software licenses   $ 45,963     $ 48,497     (5

)%

  $ 124,406     $ 134,863     (8 )%
Maintenance and services   70,116     69,227     1     273,166     270,478     1  
Total revenue   116,079     117,724     (1 )   397,572     405,341     (2 )
Costs of revenue:                        
Cost of software licenses   1,405     1,317     7     5,752     5,456     5  
Cost of maintenance and services   10,575     11,543     (8 )   43,299     44,760     (3 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles   5,979     3,678     63     20,108     15,496     30  
Total costs of revenue   17,959     16,538     9     69,159     65,712     5  
Gross profit   98,120     101,186     (3 )   328,413     339,629     (3 )
Operating expenses:                        
Sales and marketing   26,229     32,853     (20 )   96,345     121,501     (21 )
Product development   21,243     22,786     (7 )   76,988     88,587     (13 )
General and administrative   12,401     10,478     18     45,739     46,532     (2 )
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets       92,000     (100

)

      97,051     (100 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles   3,318     3,179     4     13,039     12,735     2  
Fees related to shareholder activist   2,020         100     2,020         100  
Restructuring expenses   3,486     1,463     138     22,210     1,692     1,213  
Acquisition-related expenses   614     791     (22 )   1,458     1,240     18  
Total operating expenses   69,311     163,550     (58 )   257,799     369,338     (30 )
Income (loss) from operations   28,809     (62,364 )   146     70,614     (29,709 )   338  
Other (expense) income, net   (728 )   (1,097 )   34     (5,027 )   (5,571 )   10  
Income (loss) before income taxes   28,081     (63,461 )   144     65,587     (35,280 )   286  
Provision for income taxes   11,652     10,332     13     28,170     20,446     38  
Net income (loss)   $ 16,429     $ (73,793 )   122 %   $ 37,417     $ (55,726 )   167 %
                         
Earnings (loss) per share:                        
Basic   $ 0.35     $ (1.52 )   123 %   $ 0.78     $ (1.13 )   169 %
Diluted   $ 0.34     $ (1.52 )   122 %   $ 0.77     $ (1.13 )   168 %
Weighted average shares outstanding:                        
Basic   47,489     48,631     (2

)%

  48,129     49,481     (3 )%
Diluted   48,171     48,631    

(1

)%

  48,516     49,481     (2 )%
                         
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.140     $ 0.125     12 %   $ 0.515     $ 0.125     312 %
                                             
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 
(In thousands)  

November 30,
2017

 

November 30,
2016

Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   $ 183,609     $ 249,754
Accounts receivable, net   61,210     65,678
Other current assets   18,588     20,621
Total current assets   263,407     336,053
Property and equipment, net   42,261     50,105
Goodwill and intangible assets, net   409,935     358,894
Other assets   3,115     9,775
Total assets   $ 718,718     $ 754,827
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and other current liabilities   $ 69,661     $ 59,778
Current portion of long-term debt   5,819     15,000
Short-term deferred revenue   132,538     128,960
Total current liabilities   208,018     203,738
Long-term deferred revenue   9,750     8,801
Long-term debt   116,090     120,000
Other long-term liabilities   8,776     15,659
Shareholders’ equity:        
Common stock and additional paid-in capital   249,836     239,496
Retained earnings   126,248     167,133
Total shareholders’ equity   376,084     406,629
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 718,718     $ 754,827
               
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
(In thousands)   November 30,
2017
  November 30,
2016
  November 30,
2017
  November 30,
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ 16,429     $ (73,793 )   $ 37,417     $ (55,726 )
Depreciation and amortization   11,572     9,525     42,896     39,321  
Stock-based compensation   4,594     3,531     14,153     22,541  
Other non-cash adjustments   (2,792 )   94,033     32     97,813  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   2,712     638     11,188     (1,104 )
Net cash flows from operating activities   32,515     33,934     105,686     102,845  
Capital expenditures   (2,512 )   (2,042 )   (3,377 )   (5,786 )
Repurchases of common stock, net of issuances   (27,222 )   (5,930 )   (63,913 )   (69,270 )
Dividend payments to shareholders   (5,975 )       (24,126 )    
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired           (77,150 )    
Payments of principal on long-term debt and debt issuance costs   (1,174 )   (1,875 )   (12,424 )   (9,375 )
Other   (3,339 )   (7,017 )   9,159     (9,939 )
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   (7,707 )   17,070     (66,145 )   8,475  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period   191,316     232,684     249,754     241,279  
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period   $ 183,609     $ 249,754     $ 183,609     $ 249,754  
                                 
 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

(Unaudited)

 
    Three Months Ended   Fiscal Year Ended
(In thousands)  

November 30,
2017

 

November 30,
2016

  % Change  

November 30,
2017

 

November 30,
2016

  % Change
Segment revenue:                        
OpenEdge   $ 77,639     $ 77,672     %   $ 276,172     $ 276,267     %
Data Connectivity and Integration   18,044     17,157     5     40,955     48,009     (15 )
Application Development and Deployment   20,396     22,895     (11 )   80,445     81,065     (1 )
Total revenue   116,079     117,724     (1 )   397,572     405,341     (2 )
Segment costs of revenue and operating expenses:                        
OpenEdge   19,959     19,399     3     72,497     72,938     (1 )
Data Connectivity and Integration   2,798     3,896     (28 )   9,329     12,760     (27 )
Application Development and Deployment   6,749     10,625     (36 )   26,645     40,180     (34 )
Total costs of revenue and operating expenses   29,506     33,920     (13 )   108,471     125,878     (14 )
Segment contribution:                        
OpenEdge   57,680     58,273     (1 )   203,675     203,329      
Data Connectivity and Integration   15,246     13,261     15     31,626     35,249     (10 )
Application Development and Deployment   13,647     12,270     11     53,800     40,885     32  
Total contribution   86,573     83,804     3     289,101     279,463     3  
Other unallocated expenses (1)   57,764     146,168     (60 )   218,487     309,172     (29 )
Income (loss) from operations   28,809     (62,364 )   146     70,614     (29,709 )   338  
Other (expense) income, net   (728 )   (1,097 )   34     (5,027 )   (5,571 )   10  
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes   $ 28,081     $ (63,461 )   144 %   $ 65,587     $ (35,280 )   286 %
                         

(1) The following expenses are not allocated to our segments as we manage and report our business in these functional areas on a consolidated basis only: certain product development and corporate sales and marketing expenses, customer support, administration, amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles, impairment of goodwill, stock-based compensation, fees related to shareholder activist, restructuring, and acquisition-related expenses.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

 
Revenue by Type                            
                             
(In thousands)   Q4 2016   Q1 2017   Q2 2017   Q3 2017   Q4 2017   FY 2017   FY 2016
License   $ 48,497     $ 24,322     $ 25,592     $ 28,529     $ 45,963     $ 124,406     $ 134,863
Maintenance   60,188     59,138     59,898     60,536     61,826     241,398     238,377
Professional services   9,039     7,510     7,723     8,245     8,290     31,768     32,101
Total revenue   $ 117,724     $ 90,970     $ 93,213     $ 97,310     $ 116,079     $ 397,572     $ 405,341
                             
Revenue by Region                            
                             
(In thousands)   Q4 2016   Q1 2017   Q2 2017   Q3 2017   Q4 2017   FY 2017   FY 2016
North America   $ 68,471     $ 50,305     $ 51,430     $ 55,703     $ 66,504     $ 223,942     $ 229,203
EMEA   35,301     29,844     30,646     31,830     38,039     130,359     130,818
Latin America   8,407     5,023     5,637     5,009     5,489     21,158     21,156
Asia Pacific   5,545     5,798     5,500     4,768     6,047     22,113     24,164
Total revenue   $ 117,724     $ 90,970     $ 93,213     $ 97,310     $ 116,079     $ 397,572     $ 405,341
                             
Revenue by Segment                            
                             
(In thousands)   Q4 2016   Q1 2017   Q2 2017   Q3 2017   Q4 2017   FY 2017   FY 2016
OpenEdge   $ 77,672     $ 64,508     $ 65,890     $ 68,135     $ 77,639     $ 276,172     $ 276,267
Data Connectivity and Integration   17,157     6,828     7,096     8,987     18,044     40,955     48,009
Application Development and Deployment   22,895     19,634     20,227     20,188     20,396     80,445     81,065
Total revenue   $ 117,724     $ 90,970     $ 93,213     $ 97,310     $ 116,079     $ 397,572     $ 405,341
                                                       
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES – FOURTH QUARTER

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    Three Months Ended   % Change
(In thousands, except per share data)   November 30, 2017   November 30, 2016   Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:                    
GAAP revenue   $ 116,079         $ 117,724          
Acquisition-related revenue (1)   256         288          
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 116,335     100 %   $ 118,012     100 %   (1 )%
                     
Adjusted gross margin:                    
GAAP gross margin   $ 98,120     85 %   $ 101,186     86 %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles   5,979     5     3,678     3      
Stock-based compensation (2)   226         299          
Acquisition-related revenue (1)   256         288          
Non-GAAP gross margin   $ 104,581     90 %   $ 105,451     89 %   (1 )%
                     
Adjusted operating expenses:                    
GAAP operating expenses   $ 69,311     60 %   $ 163,550     139 %    
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   (3,318 )   (3 )   (3,179 )   (3 )    
Impairment of goodwill           (92,000 )   (78 )    
Fees related to shareholder activist   (2,020 )   (2 )            
Restructuring expenses and other   (3,486 )   (3 )   (1,463 )   (1 )    
Acquisition-related expenses   (614 )       (791 )   (1 )    
Stock-based compensation (2)   (4,368 )   (4 )   (3,232 )   (3 )    
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 55,505     48 %   $ 62,885     53 %   (12 )%
                     
Adjusted income (loss) from operations:                    
GAAP operating income (loss)   $ 28,809     25 %   $ (62,364 )   (53 )%    
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   9,297     8     6,857     6      
Impairment of goodwill           92,000     78      
Fees related to shareholder activist   2,020     2              
Restructuring expenses and other   3,486     3     1,463     1      
Stock-based compensation (2)   4,594     4     3,531     3      
Acquisition-related   870         1,079     1      
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 49,076     42 %   $ 42,566     36 %   15 %
                     
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share:                    
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.34         $ (1.52 )        
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   0.20         0.14          
Impairment of goodwill           1.87          
Fees related to shareholder activist   0.04                  
Restructuring expenses and other   0.07         0.03          
Stock-based compensation (2)   0.10         0.08          
Acquisition-related   0.02         0.03          
Provision for income taxes   (0.10 )       (0.01 )        
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.67         $ 0.62         8 %
                     
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding – diluted   48,171         49,229         (2 )%
                     
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
 
(2) Stock-based compensation is included in the GAAP statements of income, as follows:
                     
Cost of revenue   $ 226         $ 299          
Operating expenses   4,368         3,232          
Total   $ 4,594         $ 3,531          
                             
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES – FISCAL YEAR

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    Fiscal Year Ended   % Change
(In thousands, except per share data)   November 30, 2017   November 30, 2016   Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:                    
GAAP revenue   $ 397,572         $ 405,341          
Acquisition-related revenue (1)   1,015         2,014          
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 398,587     100 %   $ 407,355     100 %   (2 )%
                     
Adjusted gross margin:                    
GAAP gross margin   $ 328,413     83 %   $ 339,629     84 %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles   20,108     5     15,496     4      
Stock-based compensation (2)   1,016         899          
Acquisition-related revenue (1)   1,015         2,014          
Non-GAAP gross margin   $ 350,552     88 %   $ 358,038     88 %   (2 )%
                     
Adjusted operating expenses:                    
GAAP operating expenses   $ 257,799     65 %   $ 369,338     91 %    
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   (13,039 )   (3 )   (17,786 )   (4 )    
Impairment of goodwill           (92,000 )   (23 )    
Fees related to shareholder activist   (2,020 )   (1 )            
Restructuring expenses and other   (22,046 )   (6 )   (1,692 )   (1 )    
Acquisition-related expenses   (1,458 )       (1,240 )        
Stock-based compensation (2)   (13,137 )   (3 )   (21,642 )   (5 )    
Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 206,099     52 %   $ 234,978     58 %   (12 )%
                     
Adjusted income (loss) from operations:                    
GAAP operating (loss)   $ 70,614     18 %   $ (29,709 )   (7 )%    
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   33,147     8     33,282     8      
Impairment of goodwill           92,000     23      
Fees related to shareholder activist   2,020                  
Restructuring expenses and other   22,046     5     1,692          
Stock-based compensation (2)   14,153     4     22,541     5      
Acquisition-related   2,473     1     3,254     1      
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 144,453     36 %   $ 123,060     30 %   17 %
                     
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:                    
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.77         $ (1.13 )        
Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles   0.68         0.67          
Impairment of goodwill           1.85          
Fees related to shareholder activist   0.04                  
Restructuring expenses and other   0.46         0.03          
Stock-based compensation (2)   0.29         0.45          
Acquisition-related   0.05         0.07          
Provision for income taxes   (0.38 )       (0.29 )        
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 1.91         $ 1.65         16 %
                     
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding – diluted   48,516         50,039         (3 )%
                     
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
 
(2) Stock-based compensation is included in the GAAP statements of income, as follows:
                     
Cost of revenue   $ 1,016         $ 899          
Operating expenses   13,137         21,642          
Total   $ 14,153         $ 22,541          
                             
 

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – FOURTH QUARTER

(Unaudited)

 
Revenue by Type            
             
(In thousands)   Q4 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
License   $ 45,963     $ 26     $ 45,989  
Maintenance   61,826     62     61,888  
Services   8,290     168     8,458  
Total revenue   $ 116,079     $ 256     $ 116,335  
             
Revenue by Region            
             
(In thousands)   Q4 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
North America   $ 66,504     $ 256     $ 66,760  
EMEA   38,039         38,039  
Latin America   5,489         5,489  
Asia Pacific   6,047         6,047  
Total revenue   $ 116,079     $ 256     $ 116,335  
             
Revenue by Segment            
             
(In thousands)   Q4 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
OpenEdge   $ 77,639     $ 168     $ 77,807  
Data Connectivity and Integration   18,044         18,044  
Application Development and Deployment   20,396     88     20,484  
Total revenue   $ 116,079     $ 256     $ 116,335  
             
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
             
Adjusted Free Cash Flow            
             
(In thousands)   Q4 2017   Q4 2016   % Change
Cash flows from operations   $ 32,515     $ 33,934     (4 )%
Purchases of property and equipment   (2,512 )   (2,042 )   23  
Free cash flow   30,003     31,892     (6 )
Add back: restructuring payments   2,362     515     359  
Adjusted free cash flow   $ 32,365     $ 32,407     %
                       
 

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES – FISCAL YEAR

(Unaudited)

 
Revenue by Type            
             
(In thousands)   FY 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
License   $ 124,406     $ 163     $ 124,569  
Maintenance   241,398     525     241,923  
Services   31,768     327     32,095  
Total revenue   $ 397,572     $ 1,015     $ 398,587  
             
Revenue by Region            
             
(In thousands)   FY 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
North America   $ 223,942     $ 1,015     $ 224,957  
EMEA   130,359         130,359  
Latin America   21,158         21,158  
Asia Pacific   22,113         22,113  
Total revenue   $ 397,572     $ 1,015     $ 398,587  
             
Revenue by Segment            
             
(In thousands)   FY 2017  

Non-GAAP
Adjustment (1)

  Non-GAAP Revenue
OpenEdge   $ 276,172     $ 327     $ 276,499  
Data Connectivity and Integration   40,955         40,955  
Application Development and Deployment   80,445     688     81,133  
Total revenue   $ 397,572     $ 1,015     $ 398,587  
             
(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.
             
Adjusted Free Cash Flow            
             
(In thousands)   FY 2017   FY 2016   % Change
Cash flows from operations   $ 105,686     $ 102,845     3 %
Purchases of property and equipment   (3,377 )   (5,786 )   (42 )
Free cash flow   102,309     97,059     5  
Add back: restructuring payments   19,234     3,539     443  
Adjusted free cash flow   $ 121,543     $ 100,598     21 %
                       
 

Non-GAAP Bookings from Application Development and Deployment Segment

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(In thousands)   Q1 2016   Q2 2016   Q3 2016   Q4 2016   FY 2016
GAAP revenue   $ 18,752     $ 19,185     $ 20,233     $ 22,895     $ 81,065
Add: change in deferred revenue                    
Beginning balance   49,252     49,237     51,693     51,736     49,252
Ending balance   49,237     51,693     51,736     52,971     52,971
Change in deferred revenue   (15 )   2,456     43     1,235     3,719
Non-GAAP bookings   $ 18,737     $ 21,641     $ 20,276     $ 24,130     $ 84,784
                     
(In thousands)   Q1 2017   Q2 2017   Q3 2017   Q4 2017   FY 2017
GAAP revenue   $ 19,634     $ 20,227     $ 20,188     $ 20,396     $ 80,445
Add: change in deferred revenue                    
Beginning balance   52,971     51,298     52,400     52,615     52,971
Ending balance   51,298     52,400     52,615     53,794     53,794
Change in deferred revenue   (1,673 )   1,102     215     1,179     823
Non-GAAP bookings   $ 17,961     $ 21,329     $ 20,403     $ 21,575     $ 81,268
                                       
 

SaaS Revenue (Hosted Services) from Application Development and Deployment Segment

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(In thousands)   Q1 2016   Q2 2016   Q3 2016   Q4 2016   FY 2016
SaaS Revenue – Application Development and Deployment   $ 1,071     $ 1,079     $ 1,160     $ 1,163     $ 4,473
                     
(In thousands)   Q1 2017   Q2 2017   Q3 2017   Q4 2017   FY 2017
SaaS Revenue – Application Development and Deployment   $ 963     $ 854     $ 799     $ 741     $ 3,357
                                       
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Fiscal Year 2018 Non-GAAP Revenue Guidance
    Fiscal Year Ended   Fiscal Year Ending
    November 30, 2017   November 30, 2018
(In millions)       Low   % Change   High   % Change
GAAP revenue   $ 397.6     $ 398.3     %   $ 403.7     2 %
Acquisition-related adjustments – revenue (1)   1.0     0.3     (70 )   0.3     (70 )
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 398.6     $ 398.6     %   $ 404.0     1 %
                     

(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.

 
Fiscal Year 2018 Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance
    Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions)   Low   High
GAAP income from operations   $ 76.8     $ 81.7  
GAAP operating margins   19 %   20 %
Acquisition-related revenue   0.3     0.3  
Acquisition-related expense   0.2     0.2  
Restructuring expense   3.0     2.0  
Stock-based compensation   22.0     22.0  
Amortization of intangibles   36.4     36.4  
Fees related to shareholder activist   2.8     2.8  
Total adjustments   64.7     63.7  
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 141.5     $ 145.4  
Non-GAAP operating margin   35 %   36 %
 
Fiscal Year 2018 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share and Effective Tax Rate Guidance
    Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions, except per share data)   Low   High
GAAP net income   $ 52.6     $ 56.2  
Adjustments (from previous table)   64.7     63.7  
Income tax adjustment (2)   (11.4 )   (11.0 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 105.9     $ 108.9  
         
GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 1.14     $ 1.21  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 2.29     $ 2.35  
         
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   46.3     46.3  
         
(2) Tax adjustment is based on a non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 22% for Low and High, calculated as follows:
Non-GAAP income from operations   $ 141.5     $ 145.4  
Other (expense) income   (5.7 )   (5.7 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations before income taxes   135.8     139.7  
Non-GAAP net income   105.9     108.9  
Tax provision   $ 29.9     $ 30.8  
Non-GAAP tax rate   22 %   22 %
             
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Fiscal Year 2018 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance
    Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2018
(In millions)   Low   High
Cash flows from operations (GAAP)   $ 115     $ 121  
Purchases of property and equipment   (7 )   (7 )
Add back: restructuring payments   7     6  
Adjusted free cash flow (non-GAAP)   $ 115     $ 120  
                 
 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR Q1 2018 GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

 
Q1 2018 Non-GAAP Revenue Guidance
   

Three Months
Ended

  Three Months Ending
    February 28, 2017   February 28, 2018
(In millions)       Low   % Change   High   % Change
GAAP revenue   $ 91.0     $ 89.9     (1 )%   $ 92.9     2 %
Acquisition-related adjustments – revenue (1)   0.2     0.1     (50 )   0.1     (50 )
Non-GAAP revenue   $ 91.2     $ 90.0     (1 )%   $ 93.0     2 %
                     

(1) Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Note that acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge and Application Development and Deployment business segments for Kinvey and Telerik, respectively.

 
Q1 2018 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share Guidance
    February 28, 2018
    Low   High
GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.15     $ 0.19  
Restructuring expense   0.04     0.02  
Stock-based compensation   0.12     0.12  
Amortization of intangibles   0.20     0.20  
Fees related to shareholder activist   0.03     0.03  
Total adjustments   0.39     0.37  
Income tax adjustment   (0.08 )   (0.08 )
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share   $ 0.46     $ 0.48  
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