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EPAM Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015

Press Release:

Fourth Quarter revenue increased 28.7% year-over-year and 10.3% sequentially 
Annual revenues of $914.1 million, up 25.2% year-over-year 
Non-GAAP net income grew more than 31.3% for the fourth quarter year-over-year and 28.2% for the full year

Newtown, PA - February 17, 2016 -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a  leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

“We are very pleased that, despite market uncertainties and FX challenges, our investments in new digital capabilities, along with our ability to successfully integrate them with our traditionally strong software engineering skills, allowed us to reach our 16th consecutive quarter of over 20% year-over-year organic revenue growth,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President of EPAM. “As we look to 2016, our continued investments should position us better to benefit from higher-growth market opportunities around the world.”

Fourth Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Revenues increased to a record $260.3 million, up 28.7% year-over-year, and 10.3% sequentially;
  • In constant currency, revenue was up 34.3% year over year and 11.7% sequentially;
  • GAAP income from operations was $31.8 million, an increase of 32.3% compared to $24.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $46.9 million, an increase of $10.7 million, or 29.6%, from $36.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) on a GAAP basis was $0.52, increase from $0.37 in the in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Non-GAAP quarterly diluted EPS was $0.78 up 25.8% from $0.62 in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Full Year 2015 Highlights

  • Revenues increased 25.2% to a record $914.1 million, up from $730.0 million in 2014;
  • In constant currency, revenue was up 32.8% year over year;
  • GAAP income from operations for 2015 was $106.0 million, an increase of 23.0% over 2014;
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $158.7 million, an increase of 28.9% compared to $123.1 million in 2014;
  • Diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $1.62, compared to $1.40 in the previous year;
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $2.73, compared to $2.22 in 2014.

Cash Flow from Operations

  • Cash from operations was $76.4 million for the year 2015, down 27.2% from $104.9 million in 2014, and was $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from $48.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • As of December 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents totaled $199.4 million.

Other Metrics

  • As of December 31, 2015, total headcount was 18,354, an increase of 30.1% from 14,109 at December 31, 2014;
  • Total production headcount increased 36.0% to 16,078 in 2015 from 11,824 in 2014;
  • Utilization was at 74.9% in 2015, a 2.3% decrease from 77.2% in 2014.

2016 Outlook - Full Year and First Quarter

Based on current conditions, EPAM expects:

  • Year-over-year revenue growth to be at least 26% after 3% currency headwinds, meaning constant currency growth of 29%;
  • Non-GAAP net income growth for 2016 is expected to be at least 20% year-over-year, with an effective tax rate of approximately 21%;
  • The full year weighted average share count is expected to be just approximately 53.6 million diluted shares outstanding and the full year non-GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $3.20;
  • The full year GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $2.05;
  • Revenues at least $258 million for the first quarter of 2016, representing a growth rate of at least 29% over first quarter 2015 revenues. This includes 3% anticipated currency headwinds, meaning constant currency growth of at least 31%;
  • First quarter 2016 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be at least $0.70 based on an estimated first quarter 2016 weighted average of 53.0 million diluted shares;
  • First quarter 2016 GAAP diluted EPS to be at least $0.43.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will host a conference call to discuss results on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8560 (international). A telephonic replay will also be available approximately one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). The passcode for the replay is 13629306. The telephonic replay will be available until March 3, 2016. 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 over 26 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.

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
December 31,
  Year Ended
 December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
Revenues $ 260,253     $ 202,184     $ 914,128     $ 730,027  
Operating expenses:              
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) 158,291     121,465     566,913     456,530  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 64,414     49,761     222,759     163,666  
Depreciation and amortization expense 4,899     2,833     17,395     17,483  
Goodwill impairment loss     2,241         2,241  
Other operating expenses/(income), net 884     1,869     1,094     3,924  
Income from operations 31,765     24,015     105,967     86,183  
Interest and other income, net 1,409     1,368     4,731     4,769  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration     (1,924)         (1,924)  
Foreign exchange income/(loss) 1,559     1,123     (4,628)     (2,075)  
Income before provision for income taxes 34,733     24,582     106,070     86,953  
Provision for income taxes 7,095     6,159     21,614     17,312  
Net income $ 27,638     $ 18,423     $ 84,456     $ 69,641  
Foreign currency translation adjustments (5,699)     (11,308)     (13,096)     (20,251)  
Comprehensive income $ 21,939     $ 7,115     $ 71,360     $ 49,390  
               
Net income per share:              
Basic $ 0.56     $ 0.39     $ 1.73     $ 1.48  
Diluted $ 0.52     $ 0.37     $ 1.62     $ 1.40  
Shares used in calculation of net income per share:              
Basic 49,360   47,620   48,721   47,189
Diluted 52,670   50,339   51,986   49,734



EPAM SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

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

  As of December 31, 2015   As of December 31, 2014
Assets      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 199,449     $ 220,534  
Time deposits 30,181      
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,729 and $2,181, respectively 174,617     124,483  
Unbilled revenues 95,808     55,851  
Prepaid and other current assets 14,344     9,289  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, current 2,689     2,434  
Deferred tax assets, current 11,847     2,496  
Total current assets 528,935     415,087  
Property and equipment, net 60,499     55,134  
Restricted cash, long-term 238     156  
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, long-term 3,649     4,081  
Intangible assets, net 46,860     47,689  
Goodwill 115,930     57,417  
Deferred tax assets, long-term 18,312     11,094  
Other long-term assets 4,113     3,368  
Total assets $ 778,536     $ 594,026  
       
Liabilities      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 2,576     $ 4,641  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 60,384     32,203  
Deferred revenue, current 3,047     3,220  
Due to employees 32,067     24,518  
Taxes payable 29,472     24,704  
Contingent consideration, current     35,524  
Deferred tax liabilities, current 365     603  
Total current liabilities 127,911     125,413  
Long-term debt 35,000      
Deferred tax liabilities, long-term 2,402     4,563  
Total liabilities 165,313     129,976  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 50,177,044 and 48,748,298 shares issued, 50,166,537 and 48,303,811 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively 49     48  
Additional paid-in capital 303,363     229,501  
Retained earnings 345,054     260,598  
Treasury stock (93)     (4,043)  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (35,150)     (22,054)  
Total stockholders’ equity 613,223     464,050  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 778,536     $ 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 December 31, 2015   Year ended December 31, 2015
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP   GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 158,291     $ (3,824)     $ 154,467     $ 566,913     $ (13,695)     $ 553,218  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 64,414     $ (8,903)     $ 55,511     $ 222,759     $ (32,871)     $ 189,888  
Income from operations(3) $ 31,765     $ 15,142     $ 46,907     $ 105,967     $ 52,723     $ 158,690  
Operating margin 12.2 %   5.8 %   18.0 %   11.6 %   5.8 %   17.4 %
Net income(4) $ 27,638     $ 13,583     $ 41,221     $ 84,456     $ 57,351     $ 141,807  
Diluted earnings per share(5) $ 0.52         $ 0.78     $ 1.62         $ 2.73  

 

  Three months ended December 31, 2014   Year ended December 31, 2014
  GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP   GAAP   Adjustments   Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1) $ 121,465     $ (2,257)     $ 119,208     $ 456,530     $ (8,648)     $ 447,882  
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2) $ 49,761     $ (5,863)     $ 43,898     $ 163,666     $ (16,876)     $ 146,790  
Income from operations(3) $ 24,015     $ 12,175     $ 36,190     $ 86,183     $ 36,959     $ 123,142  
Operating margin 11.9 %   6.0 %   17.9 %   11.8 %   5.1 %   16.9 %
Net income(4) $ 18,423     $ 12,976     $ 31,399     $ 69,641     $ 40,958     $ 110,599  
Diluted earnings per share (5) $ 0.37         $ 0.62     $ 1.40         $ 2.22  


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
December 31,
  Year Ended
 December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
Selling, general and administrative expenses - Acquisition related $ 4,705     $ 3,701     $ 18,690     $ 8,829  
Selling, general and administrative expenses - All other 3,954     2,138     13,448     7,143  
Acquisition-related costs 244     24     733     904  
Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $ 8,903     $ 5,863     $ 32,871     $ 16,876  

 

(3) Adjustments to GAAP income from operations:      

 

  Three Months Ended
 December 31,
  Year Ended
December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
Stock-based compensation expense $ 12,483     $ 8,096     $ 45,833     $ 24,620  
reported within cost of revenues 3,824     2,257     13,695     8,648  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 4,705     3,701     18,690     8,829  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other 3,954     2,138     13,448     7,143  
Acquisition-related costs 244     24     733     904  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,674     (31)     5,416     5,349  
Goodwill impairment loss     2,241         2,241  
One-time charges 741     1,845     741     3,845  
Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations $ 15,142     $ 12,175     $ 52,723     $ 36,959  

 

(4) Adjustments to GAAP net income:      

 

  Three Months Ended
 December 31,
  Year Ended
December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
Stock-based compensation expense $ 12,483     $ 8,096     $ 45,833     $ 24,620  
reported within cost of revenues 3,824     2,257     13,695     8,648  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 4,705     3,701     18,690     8,829  
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other 3,954     2,138     13,448     7,143  
Acquisition-related costs 244     24     733     904  
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 1,674     (31)     5,416     5,349  
Goodwill impairment loss     2,241         2,241  
One-time charges 741     1,845     741     3,845  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration     1,924         1,924  
Foreign exchange loss/ (gain) (1,559)     (1,123)     4,628     2,075  
Total adjustments to GAAP net income $ 13,583     $ 12,976     $ 57,351     $ 40,958  

 

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