Verint® Systems Inc., a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, today announced its second quarter results.
“We are pleased with our strong performance in the second quarter which we believe reflects our leadership position and growth in the actionable intelligence market as well as an improving economic environment. Our non-GAAP operating margin came in strong at 25.6%, ahead of our annual target, reflecting sustained focus on execution in the workforce optimization and security intelligence markets. We look forward to discussing our results and outlook during today’s conference call,” said Dan Bodner, CEO and President of Verint Systems Inc.
Below is selected financial information for the three and six months ended July 31, 2010 and 2009 prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and not prepared in accordance with GAAP (“Non-GAAP”).
Outlook for the Year Ending January 31, 2011
• We are updating our revenue outlook from a range of $700 to $715 million to a range of $710 to $720 million.
• We are updating our target non-GAAP operating margin from a range of 20% to 23% to a range of 22% to 24%.
Conference Call Information
Verint will be conducting a conference call today at 8:30 am to discuss its second quarter results and outlook for the year ending January 31, 2011. An on-line, real-time Web cast of the conference call will be available on our website at verint.com. The conference call can also be accessed live via telephone at 1-866-277-1184 (United States) and 1-617-597-5360 (international) and the passcode is 18560023. Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, please see Table 2 as well as "Supplemental Information About Non-GAAP Measures" at the end of this press release. Because we do not predict special items that might occur in the future, and our outlook is developed at a level of detail different than that used to prepare GAAP financial measures, we are not providing a reconciliation to GAAP of our forward-looking financial measures for the year ending January 31, 2011.
About Verint Systems, Inc.
Verint® Systems, Inc. (verint.com) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services. Our solutions enable organizations of all sizes to make timely and effective decisions to improve enterprise performance and make the world a safer place. More than 10,000 organizations in over 150 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—use Verint solutions to capture, distill, and analyze complex and underused information sources, such as voice, video, and unstructured text. Headquartered in Melville, New York, we support our customers around the globe directly and with an extensive network of selling and support partners. Verint is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “VRNT.”
Cautions About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expectations, predictions, views, opportunities, plans, strategies, beliefs, and statements of similar effect relating to Verint Systems Inc. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and they are based on management's expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause actual future results or conditions to differ materially from current expectations include: risks relating to the filing of our SEC reports, including the occurrence of known contingencies or unforeseen events that could delay our future filings, management distractions, and significant expense; risks that our credit rating could be downgraded or placed on a credit watch based on, among other things, our financial results or delays in the filing of our periodic reports; risks associated with being a consolidated, controlled subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (“Comverse”) and formerly part of Comverse’s consolidated tax group, including risk of any future impact on us resulting from Comverse’s special committee investigation and restatement or related effects, and risks related to our dependence on Comverse to provide us with accurate financial information, including with respect to stock-based compensation expense and net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”), for our financial statements; uncertainties regarding the impact of general economic conditions, particularly in information technology spending, on our business; risks that our financial results will cause us not to be compliant with the leverage ratio covenant under our credit facility or that any delays in the filing of future SEC reports could cause us not to be compliant with the financial statement delivery covenant under our credit facility; risks that customers or partners delay or cancel orders or are unable to honor contractual commitments due to liquidity issues, challenges in their business, or otherwise; risks that we will experience liquidity or working capital issues and related risk that financing sources will be unavailable to us on reasonable terms or at all; uncertainties regarding the future impact on our business of our now concluded internal investigation, restatement, and extended filing delay, including customer, partner, employee, and investor concern, and potential customer and partner transaction deferrals or losses; risks relating to the remediation or inability to adequately remediate material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial reporting and relating to the proper application of highly complex accounting rules and pronouncements in order to produce accurate SEC reports on a timely basis; risks relating to our implementation and maintenance of adequate systems and internal controls for our current and future operations and reporting needs; risks of possible future restatements if the processes used to produce the financial statements contained in our SEC reports are inadequate; risks associated with future regulatory actions or private litigations relating to our internal investigation, restatement, or previous delays in filing required SEC reports; risk that we will be unable maintain our listing on the NASDAQ Global Market; risks associated with Comverse controlling our board of directors and a majority of our common stock (and therefore the results of any significant stockholder vote); risks associated with significant leverage resulting from our current debt position; risks due to aggressive competition in all of our markets, including with respect to maintaining margins and sufficient levels of investment in the business and with respect to introducing quality products which achieve market acceptance; risks created by continued consolidation of competitors or introduction of large competitors in our markets with greater resources than us; risks associated with significant foreign and international operations, including exposure to fluctuations in exchange rates; risks associated with complex and changing local and foreign regulatory environments; risks associated with our ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel in all geographies in which we operate; challenges in accurately forecasting revenue and expenses; risks associated with acquisitions and related system integrations; risks relating to our ability to improve our infrastructure to support growth; risks that our intellectual property rights may not be adequate to protect our business or that others may make claims on our intellectual property or claim infringement on their intellectual property rights; risks associated with a significant amount of our business coming from domestic and foreign government customers; risks that we improperly handle sensitive or confidential information or perception of such mishandling; risks associated with dependence on a limited number of suppliers for certain components of our products; risks that we are unable to maintain and enhance relationships with key resellers, partners, and systems integrators; and risks that use of our tax benefits may be restricted or eliminated in the future. We assume no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, except as otherwise required by law. For a detailed discussion of these risk factors, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2010.
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Verint Systems Inc. and Subsidiaries Supplemental Information About Non-GAAP Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Table 2 includes a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure presented in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures we present have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and these non-GAAP financial measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures do not represent discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business, and we may in the future incur expenses similar to the adjustments made in these non-GAAP financial measures.
We believe that the non-GAAP financial measures we present provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operating results primarily because they exclude certain non-cash charges or items that we do not believe are reflective of our ongoing operating results when budgeting, planning and forecasting, determining compensation, and when assessing the performance of our business with our individual operating segments or our senior management. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate the comparison by management and investors of results between periods and among our peer companies. However, those companies may calculate similar non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.
Adjustments to Non-GAAP Measures
Amortization of acquired intangible assets, including acquired technology and backlog. When we acquire an entity, we are required under GAAP to record the fair value of the intangible assets of the acquired entity and amortize them over their useful lives. We exclude the amortization of acquired intangible assets, including acquired technology and backlog, from our non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are non-cash charges. In addition, these amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and size of acquisitions. Thus, we also exclude these amounts to provide better comparability of pre- and post-acquisition operating results.
Restructuring costs. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures expense associated with the restructuring of our operations due to internal or external market factors. These expenses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they are not reflective of our ongoing operations.
Stock-based compensation expenses. We exclude stock-based compensation expenses related to stock options, restricted stock awards, and units and phantom stock from our non-GAAP financial measures. These expenses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are primarily non-cash charges. In recent periods we also incurred significant cash-settled stock compensation due to our extended filing delay and restrictions on our ability to issue new shares to our employees.
Other adjustments. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures legal and other professional fees associated with acquisitions and certain extraordinary transactions. These expenses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they are not reflective of our ongoing operations.
Expenses related to our filing delay. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures expenses associated with our restatement of previously filed financial statements and our extended filing delay. These expenses included professional fees and related expenses as well as expenses associated with a special cash retention program. These expenses are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they are not reflective of our ongoing operations.
Unrealized gains on derivatives, net. We exclude from our non-GAAP financial measures unrealized gains on interest rate swaps and foreign currency derivatives. These gains are excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures because they are non-cash gains.
Non-cash tax adjustments. Non-cash tax adjustments represent the difference between the amount of taxes we actually paid and our GAAP tax provision on an annual basis. On a quarterly basis, this adjustment reflects our expected annual effective tax rate on a cash basis.
Alan Roden, Verint Systems Inc.
P: 631-962-9304 / E: alan.roden[.]verint.com.