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SS&C Technologies Reports Third Quarter Results, Revenue Up 75.5%

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WINDSOR, Conn., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software, today announced its financial results for the quarter that ended September 30, 2012.

"I am delighted to report that our third quarter adjusted revenue of $166.0 million rose 76 percent year-over-year," said Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. "We continue to use our operating cash flow to strengthen our overall service and product offerings. Our clients are very demanding and our depth and breadth of products and services continue to expand to meet their needs. We have acquired PORTIA, GlobeOp, Gravity and Hedgemetrix this year which expands our geographic footprint, deepens our expertise and adds materially to our service and product offering. Since acquiring GlobeOp, as of today, we have paid down $96.6 million in debt. SS&C was named to the Forbes '100 Best Small Companies' 2012 list. Recognition by a prestigious business publication such as Forbes is always an honor and speaks to the dedication and capability of our 4100 personnel."

"Hurricane Sandy shows why a business continuity plan is critical for organizations to have in place," commented Stone. "Our superior cloud architecture and geographically dispersed data centers, together with our dedicated staff, allowed our customers uninterrupted service."

Results

The Company reported GAAP revenue of $165.6 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $94.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. GAAP operating income for the third quarter of 2012 was $37.2 million, or 22.5 percent of revenue, up from $24.1 million in 2011's third quarter. GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $17.6 million compared to net income of $14.9 million in the third quarter of 2011. On a GAAP fully diluted basis, earnings per share in the third quarter of 2012 was $0.21 compared to fully diluted earnings per share of $0.18 in the third quarter of 2011.

Adjusted revenue (a non-GAAP measure defined in note 1 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) in the third quarter of 2012 was $166.0 million compared to $94.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 76.0 percent. Adjusted operating income (a non-GAAP measure defined in note 2 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) in the third quarter of 2012 was $61.8 million, or 37.2 percent of adjusted revenue. This represents a 64.1 percent increase compared to adjusted operating income of $37.6 million and 39.9 percent of adjusted revenue in the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure defined in note 4 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) for the third quarter of 2012 was $32.1 million compared to $22.6 million in 2011's third quarter, an increase of 41.8 percent. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (a non-GAAP measure defined in note 4 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) in the third quarter of 2012 was $0.39 per share compared to $0.28 per share in the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 39.3 percent.

Annual Run Rate Basis                                                             

Annual Run Rate Basis (ARRB) recurring revenue, defined as the addition of maintenance and software-enabled services revenue, was $151.1 million for the third quarter of 2012, an annual run-rate of $604.5 million. This represents an increase of 82.4 percent from $82.8 million and $331.4 million run-rate in the same period in 2011 and an increase of 40.1 percent from Q2 2012's $107.9 million and $431.5 million run-rate. We believe ARRB of our recurring revenue is a good indicator of visibility into future revenue.

Operating Cash Flow

SS&C ended the quarter with $80.3 million in cash, and $1,070.8 million in debt for a net debt balance of $990.5 million. We generated net cash from operating activities, after $28.6 million in non-recurring acquisition expenses, of $60.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared to $71.6 million for the same period in 2011.

Guidance 

Guidance Q4 2012 FY 2012
Adjusted Revenue ($M) $170.0 - $174.0 $550.9 - $554.9
Adjusted Net Income ($M) $32.7 - $33.7 $115.2 - $116.2
Cash from Operating Activities ($M) N/A $109.0 - $113.0
Capital Expenditures (% of revenue) N/A 2.9% - 3.1%

Regulatory Solutions Group Formed

The SS&C GlobeOp division announced the formation of a Regulatory Solutions Group to focus on Form PF (Private Fund) and FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), AFMID (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive), and other compliance and reporting rules. Michael Megaw, a New York-based Managing Director, will head up this new group.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted revenue, adjusted operating income, adjusted consolidated EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP measures. See the accompanying notes to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information for the reconciliations and definitions for each of these non-GAAP measures and the reasons our management believes these measures provide useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations.

Earnings Call and Press Release

SS&C's Q3 earnings call will take place at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today, November 5, 2012. The call will discuss Q3 2012 results and our guidance and business outlook. Interested parties may dial 877-312-8798 (U.S. and Canada) or 253-237-1193 (International) and request the "SS&C Technologies 2012 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call," conference ID # 38660479. A replay will be available after 8:00 p.m. eastern time on November 5, 2012, until midnight on November 12, 2012. The dial-in number is 855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) 404-537-3406 (International); access code # 38660479. The call will also be available for replay on SS&C's website after November 5, 2012; access: http://investor.ssctech.com/results.cfm.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, our financial guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012. Such statements reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known but are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the state of the economy and the financial services industry, the Company's ability to finalize large client contracts, fluctuations in customer demand for the Company's products and services, intensity of competition from application vendors, delays in product development, the Company's ability to control expenses, terrorist activities, exposure to litigation, the Company's ability to integrate acquired businesses, the effect of the acquisitions on customer demand for the Company's products and services, and those risks described in the Company's publicly available filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions investors that it may not update any or all of the foregoing forward-looking statements.

About SS&C Technologies

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 5,500 financial services organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $26 trillion in assets.

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SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operation
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
   September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30,
  2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenues:        
Software licenses $5,885 $5,786 $15,463 $17,341
Maintenance 25,519 19,594 67,993 58,459
Professional services 8,553 5,688 21,562 16,815
Software-enabled services 125,605 63,255 275,069 182,518
Total revenues 165,562 94,323 380,087 275,133
         
Cost of revenues:        
Software licenses 1,764 1,714 4,609 5,089
Maintenance  10,883 8,729 29,338 26,196
Professional services 5,126 3,888 13,803 11,439
Software-enabled services 75,965 32,148 155,940 93,887
Total cost of revenues 93,738 46,479 203,690 136,611
         
Gross profit 71,824 47,844 176,397 138,522
         
Operating expenses:        
Selling and marketing 8,970 7,308 24,628 21,216
Research and development 13,193 9,328 32,478 26,353
General and administrative 11,668 7,118 24,527 20,861
Transaction costs 748 -- 14,322 --
Total operating expenses 34,579 23,754 95,955 68,430
         
Operating income 37,245 24,090 80,442 70,092
         
Interest expense, net (13,726) (3,215) (18,760) (11,816)
Other (expense) income, net  (1,808) 348 (16,225) 180
Loss on extinguishment of debt  -- -- (4,355) (2,881)
         
Income before income taxes 21,711 21,223 41,102 55,575
Provision for income taxes  4,096 6,324 11,364 17,814
         
Net income $17,615 $14,899 $29,738 $37,761
         
         
Basic earnings per share $0.22 $0.19 $0.38 $0.50
         
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding 78,548 77,315 78,123 76,149
         
Diluted earnings per share $0.21 $0.18 $0.36 $0.47
         
Diluted weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding 83,202 80,730 82,744 80,109
         
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Information.
 
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
     
  September 30, December 31,
  2012 2011
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash  $80,255 $40,318
Accounts receivable, net  91,898 47,201
Prepaid income taxes 17,114 788
Deferred income taxes 5,327 889
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,598 5,214
Restricted cash 2,460 1,149
Total current assets 208,652 95,559
     
Property and equipment, net 51,054 14,304
     
Deferred income taxes 3,884 1,111
Goodwill 1,531,009 931,639
Intangible and other assets, net  586,664 164,995
     
Total assets $2,381,263 $1,207,608
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt $23,406 $ --
Accounts payable 6,947 4,170
Accrued employee compensation and benefits 32,317 19,770
Other accrued expenses 22,518 14,058
Interest payable  -- 95
Deferred maintenance and other revenue 55,975 46,395
Total current liabilities 141,163 84,488
     
Long-term debt, net of current portion 1,047,392 100,000
Other long-term liabilities 16,223 14,081
Deferred income taxes 119,539 28,936
Total liabilities 1,324,317 227,505
     
Total stockholders' equity 1,056,946 980,103
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $2,381,263 $1,207,608
     
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Information.
 
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
     
   Nine Months Ended
   September 30,   September 30, 
  2012 2011
Cash flow from operating activities:    
Net income $29,738 $37,761
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 50,620 31,482
Stock-based compensation expense 3,798 9,215
Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options (2,863) (4,889)
Amortization of loan origination costs and original issue discount 7,814 2,223
Loss on sale or disposition of property and equipment 13 11
Deferred income taxes (7,723) (8,781)
Provision for doubtful accounts 473 788
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects from acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable (14,652) 581
Prepaid expenses and other assets 8,873 (188)
Accounts payable (2,240) (535)
Accrued expenses  (5,420) (1,168)
Income taxes receivable and payable (4,333) 2,460
Deferred maintenance and other revenues (3,432) 2,619
Net cash provided by operating activities 60,666 71,579
     
Cash flow from investing activities:    
Additions to property and equipment (8,839) (4,437)
Cash paid for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (964,523) (19,863)
Additions to capitalized software (640) (1,264)
Other 87 --
Net cash used in investing activities (973,915) (25,564)
     
Cash flow from financing activities:    
Cash received from debt borrowings, net of costs  1,304,210 --
Repayment of debt  (366,600) (118,210)
Proceeds from common stock issuance, net -- 51,971
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 12,325 7,034
Payment of contingent consideration (1,800) --
Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options 2,863 4,889
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 950,998 (54,316)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 2,188 (367)
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash  39,937 (8,668)
Cash, beginning of period 40,318 84,843
Cash, end of period $80,255 $76,175
     
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Information.

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Information

Note 1. Reconciliation of Revenue to Adjusted Revenue

Adjusted revenue represents revenue adjusted for one-time purchase accounting adjustments to fair value deferred revenue acquired in business combinations. Adjusted revenue is presented because we use this measure to evaluate performance of our business against prior periods and believe it is a useful indicator of the underlying performance of the Company. Adjusted revenue is not a recognized term under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Adjusted revenue does not represent revenue, as that term is defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to revenue as an indicator of our operating performance. Adjusted revenue as presented herein is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures. The following is a reconciliation between adjusted revenue and revenue, the GAAP measure we believe to be most directly comparable to adjusted revenue.

  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
  September 30,  September 30,
(in thousands) 2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenue $165,562 $94,323 $380,087 $275,133
Purchase accounting adjustments to deferred revenue 465 7 816 20
Adjusted revenue $166,027 $94,330 $380,903 $275,153

Note 2. Reconciliation of Operating Income to Adjusted Operating Income

Adjusted operating income represents operating income adjusted for amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and purchase accounting adjustments for deferred revenue and other expenses. Adjusted operating income is presented because we use this measure to evaluate performance of our business and believe it is a useful indicator of the underlying performance of the Company. Adjusted operating income is not a recognized term under GAAP. Adjusted operating income does not represent operating income, as that term is defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of our operating performance. Adjusted operating income as presented herein is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures. The following is a reconciliation between adjusted operating income and operating income, the GAAP measure we believe to be most directly comparable to adjusted operating income.

  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
(in thousands) 2012 2011 2012 2011
Operating income  $37,245 $24,090 $80,442 $70,092
Amortization of intangible assets 21,325 9,295 43,745 27,408
Stock-based compensation 1,386 3,780 3,798 9,215
Capital-based taxes (20) -- (785) 154
Unusual or non-recurring charges 1,416 579 15,791 1,069
Purchase accounting adjustments 413 (104) 661 (308)
Other -- -- -- (30)
Adjusted operating income $61,765 $37,640 $143,652 $107,600

Note 3. Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA, Consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Consolidated EBITDA, defined under our Credit Agreement entered into in March 2012, is used in calculating covenant compliance, and is EBITDA adjusted for certain items. Consolidated EBITDA is calculated by subtracting from or adding to EBITDA items of income or expense described below. Adjusted consolidated EBITDA is calculated by subtracting acquired EBITDA from consolidated EBITDA. EBITDA, consolidated EBITDA and adjusted consolidated EBITDA are presented because we use these measures to evaluate performance of our business and believe them to be useful indicators of an entity's debt capacity and its ability to service debt. EBITDA, consolidated EBITDA and adjusted consolidated EBITDA are not recognized terms under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to operating income, net income or cash flows from operating activities. EBITDA, consolidated EBITDA and adjusted consolidated EBITDA do not represent net income, as that term is defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to net income as an indicator of our operating performance. The following is a reconciliation between EBITDA, consolidated EBITDA and adjusted consolidated EBITDA and net income.

 
Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended 
Twelve Months
Ended
  September 30, September 30, September 30,
(in thousands) 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012
Net income $17,615 $14,899 $29,738 $37,761 $42,998
Interest expense, net 13,726 3,215 23,115 14,697 27,833
Taxes 4,096 6,324 11,364 17,814 16,468
Depreciation and amortization 24,735 10,492 50,620 31,482 61,362
EBITDA 60,172 34,930 114,837 101,754 148,661
Stock-based compensation 1,386 3,780 3,798 9,215 8,076
Capital-based taxes (20) -- (785) 154 (585)
Acquired EBITDA and cost savings 333 156 34,841 1,192 58,647
Unusual or non-recurring charges 3,223 231 32,016 890 33,481
Purchase accounting adjustments 413 (104) 661 (308) 596
Other (50) (122) (141) (36) (288)
Consolidated EBITDA 65,457 38,871 185,227 112,861 248,588
Less: acquired EBITDA (333) (156) (34,841) (1,192) (58,647)
Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA $65,124 $38,715 $150,386 $111,669 $189,941

Note 4. Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share represent net income and earnings per share before amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing costs, stock-based compensation, capital-based taxes and other unusual and non-recurring items. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are not recognized terms under GAAP, do not represent net income or diluted earnings per share, as those terms are defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or diluted earnings per share as indicators of our operating performance. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are important to management and investors because they represent our operational performance exclusive of the effects of amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing costs, stock-based compensation, capital-based taxes and other unusual and non-recurring items that are not operational in nature or comparable to those of our competitors. The following is a reconciliation between adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share and net income and diluted earnings per share.

  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
  September 30, September 30,
(in thousands, except per share data) 2012 2011 2012 2011
GAAP – Net income $17,615 $14,899 $29,738 $37,761
Plus: Amortization of intangible assets 21,325 9,295 43,745 27,408
Plus: Amortization of deferred financing costs and original issue discount 1,370 414 1,959 1,300
Plus: Stock-based compensation 1,386 3,780 3,798 9,215
Plus: Capital-based taxes (20) -- (785) 154
Plus: Unusual and non-recurring items 3,223 231 32,016 890
Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt -- -- 4,355 2,881
Plus: Purchase accounting adjustments 413 (104) 661 (308)
Plus: Other -- -- -- (30)
Income tax effect (1) (13,197) (5,870) (33,034) (16,166)
Adjusted net income $32,115 $22,645 $82,453 $63,105
         
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $0.39 $0.28 $1.00 $0.79
         
GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.21 $0.18 $0.36 $0.47
         
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding  83,202 80,730 82,744 80,109
         
(1) An estimated normalized effective tax rate of 35% has been used to adjust the provision for income taxes for the purposes of computing adjusted net income.
CONTACT: Patrick Pedonti, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +1-860-298-4738 E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com

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