SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.

SS&C Technologies Reports Third Quarter Results

Total Q3 Revenue of $83.0 Million, a 20.5% Increase Over Q3 2009

WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:SSNC), a global provider of software-enabled services and financial services software, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Revenue on a GAAP basis for the third quarter of 2010 was $83.0 million, a 20.5% increase, over Q3 2009. GAAP net income was $9.9 million, an increase of 75.7% over the same period in 2009. Diluted earnings per share for Q3 2010 were $0.13, an increase of 44.4% over Q3 2009. GAAP operating income in the third quarter of 2010 was $19.6 million and included amortization of $8.7 million and stock-based compensation of $3.9 million, compared to $17.7 million of operating income in Q3 2009, an increase of 10.9%.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP measures defined in note 4 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) were $17.2 million and $0.23, respectively, compared to $12.3 million and $0.19 in Q3 2009. This represents increases of 39.5% and 21.1%, respectively.

Adjusted operating income (a non-GAAP financial measure defined in note 2 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) was $32.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $27.7 million in Q3 2009, an increase of 17.9%. Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure defined in note 3 to the attached Condensed Consolidated Financial Information) in Q3 2010 was $34.0 million, compared to $28.7 million in Q3 2009, an increase of 18.5%.

Annual Run Rate Basis (ARRB) recurring revenue, defined as the addition of maintenance and software-enabled services revenue, was $72.1 million for the third quarter of 2010, an annual run rate of $288.6 million. This represents an increase of 22.7% from $58.8 million and $235.1 million run-rate in the same period in 2009 and an increase of 2.4% from Q2 2010's $70.4 million and $281.8 million run-rate. We believe ARRB of our recurring revenue is a good indicator of visibility.

"We continue to grow the business and we are pleased with our 8.7% organic revenue growth and our overall 20.5% revenue growth," said Bill Stone, Chairman and CEO, SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. "License revenue, total revenue, earnings and cash flow were all solid and we continue to see momentum in software-enabled services revenue, achieving a 28.7% increase over Q3 2009. Year to date we are extremely pleased with a 21.6% increase in total adjusted revenue to $243.0 million from $199.9 million in 2009, and a 42.3% increase in adjusted net income to $47.4 million from $33.3 million."

"We continue to maintain strong operating margins and our 17.9% increase in adjusted operating income confirms our focus," continued Stone.

Cash Flow

SS&C generated net cash from operating activities of $47.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $45.0 million for the same period in 2009, representing a 5.8% increase. We ended the quarter with $87.0 million of cash on the balance sheet.   SS&C's leverage ratio as defined in our credit agreement stood at 1.98 at the end of Q3 2010, down from 6.8 when we went private in November of 2005.

Product Releases  

SS&C is one of the most diversified software and services companies in the financial services industry. Market trends and regulatory dynamics in the industry are positively affecting all of our major businesses and creating significant opportunities.

"We continue to be the largest consumer of our software products as we utilize them in the execution of our various SaaS businesses. As we use our products we can quickly identify and deploy product improvements and respond to client feedback and regulatory requirements, enhancing the competitiveness of our software and SaaS services," said Stone.

In Q3, we developed a stand-alone reporting service to help investment management organizations deal with Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement No. 167 (FAS 167). FAS 167 is designed to improve the transparency of off-balance sheet entities that are currently exempt from consolidation.

We also released enhancements to some of our key platforms including SKYLINE™, Lightning™, Pacer™ and FundRunner™.

Outlook

Based on the information available as of October 28, 2010, we currently expect fourth quarter revenues to be in the range of $84.0 to $86.0 million, and adjusted net income to be in the range of $17.4 to $18.1 million, assuming an effective tax rate of 35% and approximately 76.0 to 76.5 million diluted shares outstanding.

Results of SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Our operating subsidiary, SS&C Technologies, Inc., posted the same revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2010 as the Company.

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 that these measures provide useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations.

Earnings Call and Press Release

SS&C's Q3 2010 earnings call will take place at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today, October 28, 2010. The call will discuss Q3 2010 results. Interested parties may dial 877-312-8798 (U.S. and Canada) or 253-237-1193 (International) and request the "SS&C Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Call," conference ID #15654527. A replay will be available after 8:00 p.m. eastern time on October 28th, until midnight on November 4th, 2010. The dial-in number is 800-642-1687 (U.S. and Canada) 706-645-9291 (International); access code #15654527. The call will also be available for replay on SS&C's website after October 29th, 2010: 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 2010 and our plans to acquire new businesses. 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, 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 Holdings, Inc.

SS&C is a leader in the delivery of investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. 5,000 financial services organizations, from the world's largest to local financial services organizations, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $16 trillion in assets. Additional information about SS&C (Nasdaq:SSNC) is available at www.ssctech.com.

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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 EndedNine Months Ended
  September 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
 2010200920102009
Revenues:    
 Software licenses $5,966 $5,829 $17,629 $15,632
 Maintenance 18,294 16,959 54,130 48,565
 Professional services 4,896 4,283 15,384 14,872
 Software-enabled services 53,847 41,826 155,652 120,801
 Total revenues 83,003 68,897 242,795 199,870
     
Cost of revenues:    
 Software licenses 1,918 2,133 5,754 6,304
 Maintenance  8,224 7,025 24,305 20,352
 Professional services 3,625 3,170 10,243 10,659
 Software-enabled services 28,570 22,473 82,137 65,079
 Total cost of revenues 42,337 34,801 122,439 102,394
     
Gross profit 40,666 34,096 120,356 97,476
     
Operating expenses:    
 Selling and marketing 6,275 4,962 18,910 15,229
 Research and development 7,867 6,969 23,486 19,593
 General and administrative 6,939 4,502 19,165 14,683
 Total operating expenses 21,081 16,433 61,561 49,505
     
Operating income 19,585 17,663 58,795 47,971
     
Interest expense, net (6,743) (9,147) (23,818) (27,791)
Other income (expense), net  653 (334) 653 (1,256)
Loss on extinguishment of debt  -- -- (5,480) --
     
Income before income taxes 13,495 8,182 30,150 18,924
Provision for income taxes  3,641 2,575 6,913 5,928
     
Net income $9,854 $5,607 $23,237 $12,996
Basic earnings per share $0.14 $0.09 $0.34 $0.22
     
Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding 71,889 60,388 67,919 60,378
     
Diluted earnings per share $0.13 $0.09 $0.32 $0.21
     
Diluted weighted average number of common and common
equivalent shares outstanding
75,441 63,339 71,499 63,132
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,
 20102009
ASSETS  
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents $86,975 $19,055
Accounts receivable, net  44,834 41,600
Prepaid income taxes 6,282 669
Deferred income taxes 1,467 1,780
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,950 6,164
 Total current assets 145,508 69,268
   
Property and equipment, net 13,164 14,036
   
Deferred income taxes 649 499
Goodwill 895,182 885,517
Intangible and other assets, net  191,136 216,321
   
 Total assets $1,245,639 $1,185,641
   
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Current portion of long-term debt $1,719 $4,270
Accounts payable 2,666 4,804
Income taxes payable --  703
Accrued employee compensation and benefits 12,654 14,693
Other accrued expenses 10,530 16,938
Interest payable 5,219 2,070
Deferred maintenance and other revenue 41,656 40,400
 Total current liabilities 74,444 83,878
   
Long-term debt, net of current portion 288,685 392,989
Other long-term liabilities 13,570 12,779
Deferred income taxes 40,451 50,008
 Total liabilities 417,150 539,654
   
Total stockholders' equity 828,489 645,987
   
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,245,639 $1,185,641
   
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, 
 20102009
Cash flow from operating activities:  
 Net income $23,237 $12,996
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided  
 by operating activities:  
 Depreciation and amortization 30,356 26,707
 Stock-based compensation expense 9,181 4,363
 Amortization of loan origination costs 2,896 1,724
 (Gain) loss on sale or disposition of property and equipment (1) 13
 Deferred income taxes (12,467) (8,727)
 Provision for doubtful accounts 580 300
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects   
 from acquisitions:
 Accounts receivable (2,009) 2,594
 Prepaid expenses and other assets 80 132
 Accounts payable (2,151) (184)
 Accrued expenses and other liabilities  90 3,491
 Income taxes prepaid and payable (2,392) (2,224)
 Deferred maintenance and other revenues 229 3,815
 Net cash provided by operating activities 47,629 45,000
   
Cash flow from investing activities:  
 Additions to property and equipment (3,265) (1,192)
 Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 51 3
 Cash paid for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (11,372) (10,327)
 Additions to capitalized software and other intangibles (171) (46)
 Net cash used in investing activities (14,757) (11,562)
   
Cash flow from financing activities:  
 Repayment of debt  (107,670) (11,735)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 5,880 1,991
Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options 3,453 --
Proceeds from common stock issuance, net 134,613 --
Purchase of common stock for treasury (1,169) (2,216)
 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 35,107 (11,960)
   
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (59) 1,684
   
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 67,920 23,162
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 19,055 29,299
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $86,975 $52,461
   
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 
September 30,
Nine months ended 
September 30,
 (in thousands)2010200920102009
Revenue $83,003 $68,897 $242,795 $199,870
 Purchase accounting adjustments to
deferred revenue 
36 -- 178 --
Adjusted revenue $83,039 $68,897 $242,973 $199,870

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 the 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
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
 (in thousands)2010200920102009
Operating income  $19,585 $17,663 $58,795 $47,971
Amortization of intangible assets 8,727 7,918 26,135 23,092
Stock-based compensation 3,949 1,569 9,181 4,363
Capital-based taxes 407 (4) 861 672
Unusual or non-recurring charges 121 266 204 627
Purchase accounting adjustments (87) (58) (124) (163)
Other (47) 337 114 977
Adjusted operating income $32,655 $27,691 $95,166 $77,539

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 November 2005, 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 the 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 an alternative 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 an alternative 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 endedNine months ended Twelve months
 September 30,September 30,ended
     September 30,
 (in thousands)20102009201020092010
Net income $9,854 $5,607 $23,237 $12,996 $29,259
Interest expense, net 6,743 9,147 29,298 27,791 38,370
Taxes 3,641 2,575 6,913 5,928 10,789
Depreciation and amortization 10,059 9,109 30,356 26,707 39,677
 EBITDA 30,297 26,438 89,804 73,422 118,095
Stock-based compensation 3,949 1,569 9,181 4,363 10,425
Capital-based taxes 407 (4) 861 672 984
Acquired EBITDA and cost savings -- -- 192 2,025 2,121
Unusual or non-recurring charges (533) 400 (449) 1,683 (142)
Purchase accounting adjustments (87) (58) (124) (163) (54)
Other (47) 337 114 977 338
Consolidated EBITDA 33,986 28,682 99,579 82,979 131,767
Less: acquired EBITDA -- -- (192) (2,025) (2,121)
 Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA $33,986 $28,682 $99,387 $80,954 $129,646

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 represents 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
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30,
 (in thousands, except per share data)2010200920102009
GAAP – Net income $9,854 $5,607 $23,237 $12,996
Plus: Amortization of intangible assets 8,727 7,918 26,135 23,092
Plus: Amortization of deferred financing costs 493 579 1,631 1,724
Plus: Stock-based compensation 3,949 1,569 9,181 4,363
Plus: Capital-based taxes 407 (4) 861 672
Plus: Unusual and non-recurring items (533) 400 (449) 1,683
Plus: Loss on extinguishment of debt -- -- 5,480 --
Plus: Purchase accounting adjustments (87) (58) (124) (163)
Plus: Other (47) 337 114 977
 Income tax effect (1) (5,600) (4,048) (18,629) (12,017)
Adjusted net income $17,163 $12,300 $47,437 $33,327
     
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $0.23 $0.19 $0.66 $0.53
     
GAAP diluted earnings per share $0.13 $0.09 $0.32 $0.21
     
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding  75,441 63,339 71,499 63,132

(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:  SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
          Patrick Pedonti, Chief Financial Officer
          +1-860-298-4738
          investorrelations@sscinc.com

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