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LUXEMBOURG— Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native technology services company, today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Please see highlights below, including certain Non-IFRS measures. Note that reconciliations between Non-IFRS financial measures and IFRS operating results are disclosed at the end of this press release.
Third quarter 2019 highlights
Nine months ended September 30, 2019 highlights
“Third quarter 2019 was another robust quarter for Globant in terms of revenues and profitability. Our revenues reached a new quarterly record of $171.3 million, representing a solid 27.3% year over year growth.” said Martín Migoya, Globant’s CEO and co-founder.
“Consumer expectations are going faster than technology, continuing to expand the market opportunity. According to a Globant study, 87% of organizations are currently pursuing a digital transformation initiative, but only one third say they are innovative and their digital maturity is cutting edge,” added Martín Migoya. “As a pure play in digital and cognitive transformation, we are ready to help companies reinvent themselves to face these future challenges. By leveraging technologies like AI we can augment the organizations’ capabilities to enhance their business models, internal experiences, and processes.”
“I am very pleased with our third quarter financial performance. During this quarter we delivered solid revenue growth while improving our operating and net income margins. Additionally, net additions of Globers continue to be strong, combined with further decrease in attrition levels,” explained Juan Urthiague, Globant’s CFO.
Globant completed the third quarter with 11,283 Globers, 10,462 of whom were technology, design and innovation professionals. The geographic revenue breakdown for the third quarter was as follows: 77.1% from North America (top country: US), 17.0% from Latin America and others (top country: Argentina) and 5.9% from Europe (top country: Spain). In terms of currencies, 86.3% of Globant’s revenues for the third quarter was denominated in US dollars.
During the last twelve months ended September 30, 2019, Globant served 744 customers, 104 of which accounted for more than $1 million of Globant’s revenues. Globant’s top customer, top five customers and top ten customers represented 11.9%, 26.1% and 38.6% of third quarter revenues, respectively.
Cash and bank balances and Investments as of September 30, 2019 amounted to $59.5 million and current assets amounted to $246.4 million, accounting for 38.7% of total assets for the same period. Finally, as of September 30, 2019, 36.8 million common shares were issued and outstanding.
2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Outlook
Based on current market conditions, Globant is providing the following estimates for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2019:
Conference Call and Webcast
Martín Migoya and Juan Urthiague will discuss the Q3 2019 results in a conference call today beginning at 4:30pm ET.
Conference call access information is:
US & Canada +1 (888) 346-2877
International +1 (412) 902-4257
Additionally, a replay will be available via the same dial-in number and on our investor relations website after the call.
About Globant (NYSE:GLOB)
We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to empower organizations in every aspect.
We have more than 11,200 employees and we are present in 17 countries working for companies like Google, Southwest Airlines, EA and BBVA, among others.
We were named a Worldwide Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting Services by IDC MarketScape report (2016 and 2017). We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord (2019).
For more information, visit www.globant.com
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
While the financial figures included in this press release have been computed in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) applicable to interim periods, this announcement does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as defined in International Accounting Standards 34, “Interim Financial Reporting”. The financial information in this press release has not been audited.
Globant provides non-IFRS financial measures in addition to reported IFRS results prepared in accordance with IAS 34 “Interim Financial Reporting”. Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in the company’s business and uses the non-IFRS financial measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing the company’s business and evaluating its performance. The company anticipates that it will continue to report both IFRS and certain non-IFRS financial measures in its financial results, including non-IFRS measures that exclude share-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment of assets and acquisition-related charges. Because the company’s non-IFRS financial measures are not calculated according to IFRS, these measures are not comparable to IFRS and may not necessarily be comparable to similarly described non-IFRS measures reported by other companies within the company’s industry. Consequently, Globant’s non-IFRS financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable IFRS measures, but, rather, should be considered together with its unaudited interim consolidated statement of financial position as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 and its unaudited interim consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, prepared in accordance with IAS 34.
Globant is not providing a quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking Non-IFRS Adjusted Diluted EPS to the most directly comparable IFRS measure because it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of certain significant items without unreasonable effort. These items include, but are not limited to, share-based compensation expense, impairment of assets and acquisition-related charges. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on IFRS reported results for the guidance period.
Forward Looking Statements
In addition to historical information, this release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future financial and operating performance, including our outlook and guidance, and our strategies, priorities and business plans. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could impact our actual results include: our ability to maintain current resource utilization rates and productivity levels; our ability to manage attrition and attract and retain highly-skilled IT professionals; our ability to accurately price our client contracts; our ability to achieve our anticipated growth; our ability to effectively manage our rapid growth; our ability to retain our senior management team and other key employees; our ability to continue to innovate and remain at the forefront of emerging technologies and related market trends; our ability to retain our business relationships and client contracts; our ability to manage the impact of global adverse economic conditions; our ability to manage uncertainty concerning the instability in the current economic, political and social environment in Latin America; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Because of these uncertainties, you should not make any investment decisions based on our estimates and forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.