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EPAM Reports Results for First Quarter 2015

Press Release:

First quarter revenues of $200.0 million, up 25% year-over-year
Non-GAAP net income grew more than 34% for the first quarter year-over-year

Newtown, PA - May 6, 2015 - EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of complex software engineering solutions and a leader in delivery capacity distributed across Central and Eastern Europe, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

First Quarter 2015 Highlights

Revenues increased to $200 million, up 24.7% over the same period last year and up 33.7% in constant currency year over year and 1.4% sequentially.  GAAP income from operations was $22.8 million, an increase of 4.4% compared to $21.9 million in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP income from operations was $33.4 million, an increase of $7.1 million, or 27.1%, from $26.3 million in the first quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.61, up 29.8% from $0.47 in the first quarter of 2014. Quarterly diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $0.29, down from $0.35 in the year-ago quarter mainly due to non-operating foreign exchange losses. 

EPAM reported cash from operations of $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of $9.3 million compared to the first quarter of 2014.

"We are pleased with our strong financial results for the first quarter of 2015. Our revenue growth is on target with our projections and we continue to see broad-based gains across multiple dimensions of our business.  Despite the currency headwinds, we are maintaining our market momentum and remain focused on further differentiating our capabilities and enhancing our offerings." said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President of EPAM.

Full Year and Second Quarter 2015 Outlook

Based on current conditions, EPAM expects year-over-year revenue growth to be between 21% and 23%. Non-GAAP net income growth for 2015 is expected to be in the range of 20% to 22% year-over-year, with an effective tax rate of approximately 20%. The full year weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 51 million diluted shares outstanding.

For the second quarter of 2015, EPAM expects revenues between $213 million and $215 million, representing a growth rate of 22% to 23% over second quarter 2014 revenues. Second quarter 2015 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.62 to $0.64 based on an estimated second quarter 2015 weighted average of 51.2 million diluted shares. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.32.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will host a conference call to discuss results on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (international) or 1-201-689-8560 (domestic). A telephonic replay will also be available approximately one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (international) or 1-858-384-5517 (domestic). The passcode for the replay is 13607977. The telephonic replay will be available until May 22, 2015. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.epam.com.

About EPAM Systems

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) is recognized as a leader in software product development by independent research agencies. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM serves clients worldwide utilizing its award-winning global delivery platform and its locations in 19 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM was ranked #6 in 2013 America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies, and #3 in 2014 America's Best Small Companies lists by Forbes Magazine.

For more information, please visit http://www.epam.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in EPAM's business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing EPAM's business and evaluating its performance. Management also believes these measures help investors compare EPAM's operating performance with its results in prior periods. EPAM anticipates that it will continue to report both GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures in its financial results, including non-GAAP results that exclude stock-based compensation expense, write-off and recovery, amortization of purchased intangible assets, goodwill impairment, legal settlement, foreign exchange gains and losses, and acquisition-related costs. Because EPAM's reported non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated according to GAAP, these measures are not comparable to GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly described non-GAAP measures reported by other companies within EPAM's industry. Consequently, EPAM's non-GAAP financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable GAAP measures, but, rather, should be considered together with the information in EPAM's consolidated financial statements, which are prepared according to GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

Contact:
EPAM Systems, Inc.
Anthony J. Conte, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +1-267-759-9000 x64588
Fax: +1-267-759-8989
investor_relations@epam.com

EPAM SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2015   2014
Revenues $ 200,045     $ 160,384  
Operating expenses:      
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) 125,887     102,454  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 46,938     32,359  
Depreciation and amortization expense 4,200     3,689  
Other operating expenses/(income), net 200     25  
Income from operations 22,820     21,857  
Interest and other income, net 1,158     976  
Foreign exchange income/(loss) (5,754)     (1,241)  
Income before provision for income taxes 18,224     21,592  
Provision for income taxes 3,510     4,228  
Net income $ 14,714     $ 17,364  
Foreign currency translation adjustments (2,730)     (3,577)  
Comprehensive income $ 11,984     $ 13,787  
       
Net income per share:      
Basic $ 0.31     $ 0.37  
Diluted $ 0.29     $ 0.35  
Shares used in calculation of net income per share:      
Basic 47,886   46,797
Diluted 51,000   49,207


EPAM SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

  As of March 31, 2015   As of December 31, 2014
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 192,363     $ 220,534  
Time deposits 30,000     -  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $2,618 and $2,181, respectively 104,714     124,483  
Unbilled revenues 88,033     55,851  
Prepaid and other current assets 14,390     9,289  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, current 2,498     2,434  
Deferred tax assets, current 1,817     2,496  
Total current assets 433,815     415,087  
Property and equipment, net 55,115     55,134  
Restricted cash, long-term 114     156  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, long-term 3,806     4,081  
Intangible assets, net 45,091     47,689  
Goodwill 56,346     57,417  
Deferred tax assets, long-term 11,453     11,094  
Other long-term assets 3,794     3,368  
Total assets $ 609,534     $ 594,026  
       
Liabilities      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 13,366     $ 4,641  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 20,579     32,203  
Deferred revenue, current 3,061     3,220  
Due to employees 29,870     24,518  
Taxes payable 16,005     24,704  
Contingent consideration, current 33,919     35,524  
Contingent liability 92     -  
Deferred tax liabilities, current 705     603  
Total current liabilities 117,597     125,413  
Deferred tax liabilities, long-term 4,106     4,563  
Total liabilities 121,703     129,976  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders' equity      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 49,111,297 and 48,748,298 shares issued, 48,692,313 and 48,303,811 shares outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 48     48  
Additional paid-in capital 241,066     229,501  
Retained earnings 275,312     260,598  
Treasury stock (3,811)     (4,043)  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (24,784)     (22,054)  
Total stockholders' equity 487,831     464,050  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 609,534     $ 594,026  


EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except percent and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 125,887     $ (2,484)     $ 123,403  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 46,938     $ (6,712)     $ 40,226  
Income from operations(3) $ 22,820     $ 10,614     $ 33,434  
Operating margin 11.4%     5.3%     16.7%  
Net income(4) $ 14,714     $ 16,368     $ 31,082  
Diluted earnings per share(5) $ 0.29         $ 0.61  

 

  Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 102,454     $ (1,403)     $ 101,051  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 32,359     $ (2,386)     $ 29,973  
Income from operations(3) $ 21,857     $ 4,439     $ 26,296  
Operating margin 13.6%     2.8%     16.4%  
Net income(4) $ 17,364     $ 5,680     $ 23,044  
Diluted earnings per share (5) $ 0.35         $ 0.47  

Notes:

(1) Adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) were comprised of stock-based compensation expense recorded in the periods presented.
(2) Adjustments to GAAP selling general and administrative expenses:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2015   2014
Selling, general and administrative expenses - Acquisition related $ 4,492     $ 793  
Selling, general and administrative expenses - All other 2,158     1,012  
Acquisition-related costs 62     581  
Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses     $ 6,712     $ 2,386  

 

(3) Adjustments to GAAP income from operations:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2015   2014
Stock-based compensation expense $ 9,134     $ 3,208  
reported within cost of revenues 2,484     1,403  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses- acquisition related     4,492     793  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses- all other 2,158     1,012  
Acquisition-related costs 62     581  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,418     650  
Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations $ 10,614     $ 4,439  

 

(4) Adjustments to GAAP net income:

 

  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2015   2014
Stock-based compensation expense $ 9,134     $ 3,208  
reported within cost of revenues 2,484     1,403  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses- acquisition related     4,492     793  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses- all other 2,158     1,012  
Acquisition-related costs 62     581  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,418     650  
Foreign exchange loss 5,754     1,241  
Total adjustments to GAAP net income $ 16,368     $ 5,680  

 

(5) There were no adjustments to GAAP average diluted common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.