SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/06/2014 14:43:29)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission File Number 001-34675

 

 

SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   71-0987913

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

80 Lamberton Road

Windsor, CT 06095

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

860-298-4500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

There were 83,503,812 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of August 4, 2014.

 

 

 


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SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC.

INDEX

 

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Number
 

PART 1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Financial Statements (unaudited)

  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

     3   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June  30, 2014 and 2013

     4   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013

     5   

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     6   

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     11   

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     17   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     17   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     18   

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     18   

Item 6. Exhibits

     18   

SIGNATURE

     19   

EXHIBIT INDEX

     20   

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “estimates”, “projects”, “forecasts”, “may” and “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2014, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements made herein and presented elsewhere by management from time to time. The Company does not undertake an obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

 

 

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Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

     June 30,
2014
    December 31,
2013
 
ASSETS   

Current assets:

    

Cash

   $ 73,520      $ 84,470   

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,512 and $2,500, respectively

     89,428        91,221   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     17,454        16,567   

Prepaid income taxes

     12,780        19,932   

Deferred income taxes

     5,367        6,526   

Restricted cash

     1,477        2,460   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     200,026        221,176   

Property, plant and equipment:

    

Land

     2,655        2,655   

Building and improvements

     27,337        30,053   

Equipment, furniture, and fixtures

     73,257        65,977   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     103,249        98,685   

Less: accumulated depreciation

     (50,037     (46,988
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net property, plant and equipment

     53,212        51,697   

Deferred income taxes

     1,037        1,077   

Goodwill

     1,547,504        1,541,386   

Intangible and other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $382,466 and $338,888, respectively

     420,652        459,988   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 2,222,431      $ 2,275,324   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 5)

   $ 23,814      $ 23,212   

Accounts payable

     8,503        8,368   

Income taxes payable

     —          2,169   

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

     25,418        44,664   

Other accrued expenses

     27,369        26,028   

Deferred maintenance and other revenue

     57,265        62,561   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     142,369        167,002   

Long-term debt, net of current portion (Note 5)

     644,384        751,295   

Other long-term liabilities

     17,469        14,913   

Deferred income taxes

     104,267        110,406   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     908,489        1,043,616   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)

    

Stockholders’ equity (Notes 2 and 3):

    

Common stock:

    

Class A non-voting common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 5,000 shares authorized; 2,704 shares issued and outstanding

     27        27   

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 100,000 shares authorized; 81,452 shares and 80,478 shares issued, respectively, and 80,754 shares and 79,967 shares outstanding, respectively, of which 25 are unvested

     815        804   

Additional paid-in capital

     940,120        913,816   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     39,990        30,374   

Retained earnings

     347,139        293,449   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,328,091        1,238,470   

Less: cost of common stock in treasury, 698 and 511 shares, respectively

     (14,149     (6,762
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     1,313,942        1,231,708   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 2,222,431      $ 2,275,324   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

   $ 145,547      $ 138,047      $ 290,930      $ 273,786   

Software licenses

     9,866        6,626        17,365        12,696   

Maintenance

     25,691        25,410        51,217        51,425   

Professional services

     7,618        7,374        15,020        12,768   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     188,722        177,457        374,532        350,675   

Cost of revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

     86,040        80,245        171,731        160,972   

Software licenses

     806        1,348        1,657        2,622   

Maintenance

     10,077        10,283        20,008        20,803   

Professional services

     5,310        4,885        10,336        9,805   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of revenues

     102,233        96,761        203,732        194,202   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     86,489        80,696        170,800        156,473   

Operating expenses:

        

Selling and marketing

     12,203        10,563        24,101        20,027   

Research and development

     13,939        13,639        27,526        27,441   

General and administrative

     14,958        11,202        26,759        21,717   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     41,100        35,404        78,386        69,185   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     45,389        45,292        92,414        87,288   

Interest expense, net

     (6,569     (11,784 )     (13,667     (24,289

Other (expense) income, net

     (59     2,370        (745     2,516   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     38,761        35,878        78,002        65,515   

Provision for income taxes

     11,516        9,759        24,309        17,967   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 27,245      $ 26,119      $ 53,693      $ 47,548   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

   $ 0.33      $ 0.32      $ 0.65      $ 0.59   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding

     83,118        81,186        82,921        80,268   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 0.31      $ 0.31      $ 0.62      $ 0.56   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding

     87,091        85,280        86,999        84,550   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 27,245      $ 26,119      $ 53,693      $ 47,548   

Other comprehensive income:

        

Foreign currency exchange translation adjustment

     15,922        (13,830 )     9,616        (41,210
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

     15,922        (13,830 )     9,616        (41,210
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 43,167      $ 12,289      $ 63,309      $ 6,338   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2014     2013  

Cash flow from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 53,693      $ 47,548   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     49,832        49,742   

Amortization and write-offs of loan origination costs

     2,956        2,988   

Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

     (8,235     (4,941 )

Deferred income taxes

     (5,550     (4,474 )

Stock-based compensation expense

     5,770        4,035   

Provision for doubtful accounts

     473        314   

Loss on sale or disposition of property and equipment

     698        322   

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects from acquisitions:

    

Accounts receivable

     1,532        (6,418 )

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     (1,403     (4,712 )

Income taxes prepaid and payable

     13,250        5,600   

Accounts payable

     789        (2,248 )

Accrued expenses

     (15,507     (14,245 )

Deferred maintenance and other revenue

     (5,478     (3,506 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     92,820        70,005   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities:

    

Additions to property and equipment

     (9,460     (7,724 )

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     1        55   

Additions to capitalized software

     (1,704     (428 )

Net changes in restricted cash

     983        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (10,180     (8,097 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities:

    

Repayments of debt

     (107,000     (102,000 )

Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

     8,235        4,941   

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     12,337        14,086   

Purchase of common stock for treasury

     (7,386     —     

Payment of fees related to refinancing activities

     (512     (1,917 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (94,326     (84,890 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     736        (2,592 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

     (10,950     (25,574 )

Cash, beginning of period

     84,470        86,160   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash, end of period

   $ 73,520      $ 60,586   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:

    

Excess tax benefit related to stock option exercises

   $ —        $ 12,956   

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., or Holdings, is our top-level holding company. SS&C Technologies, Inc., or “SS&C,” is our primary operating company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. The “Company” means SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including SS&C.

1. Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). These accounting principles were applied on a basis consistent with those of the audited consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 27, 2014 (the “2013 Form 10-K”). In the opinion of the Company, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, except as noted elsewhere in the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements) necessary for a fair statement of its financial position as of June 30, 2014, the results of its operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and its cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. These statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for annual financial statements. The financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and footnotes as of and for the year ended December 31, 2013, which were included in the 2013 Form 10-K. The December 31, 2013 consolidated balance sheet data were derived from audited financial statements but do not include all disclosures required by GAAP for annual financial statements. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the expected results for any subsequent quarters or the full year.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASU 2014-09”). The objective of ASU 2014-09 is to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue by removing inconsistencies and weaknesses in revenue requirements; providing a more robust framework for addressing revenue issues; improving comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions and capital markets; and providing more useful information to users of financial statements through improved revenue disclosure requirements. The provisions of ASU 2014-09 are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this standard on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-11, Income Taxes (Topic 740) – Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (“ASU 2013-11”). The objective of ASU 2013-11 is to end some inconsistent practices with regard to the presentation on the balance sheet of unrecognized tax benefits. ASU 2013-11 is effective for financial statement periods beginning after December 15, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this standard in the first quarter of 2014 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

2. Stock-based Compensation

For stock options with time-based vesting and restricted stock, the total amount of stock-based compensation expense recognized in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income was as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
Statements of Comprehensive Income Classification    2014      2013      2014      2013  

Cost of software-enabled services

   $ 924       $ 719       $ 2,008       $ 1,470   

Cost of maintenance

     66         67         157         138   

Cost of professional services

     99         84         216         171   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total cost of revenues

     1,089         870         2,381         1,779   

Selling and marketing

     498         302         1,135         606   

Research and development

     273         236         583         466   

General and administrative

     935         521         1,671         1,184   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     1,706         1,059         3,389         2,256   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

   $ 2,795       $ 1,929       $ 5,770       $ 4,035   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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A summary of stock option activity as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2014 is as follows:

 

     Shares of Common
Stock Underlying
Options
 

Outstanding at January 1, 2014

     11,515,642   

Granted

     72,750   

Cancelled/forfeited

     (138,782

Exercised

     (973,781
  

 

 

 

Outstanding at June 30, 2014

     10,475,829   
  

 

 

 

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded $8.2 million of income tax benefits related to the exercise of stock options. These amounts were recorded entirely to additional paid-in capital on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the Company recorded $19.2 million of income tax benefits related to the exercise of stock options. Of this amount, $3.6 million was recorded to goodwill and $15.6 million was recorded to additional paid-in capital on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company realized $6.2 million of cash savings through June 30, 2013 related to these benefits, of which a proportional amount relating to the additional paid in capital was recognized as cash inflows from financing activities while the remainder was recognized as cash inflows from operations on its Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

3. Stock Repurchase Program

In October 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of the Company’s common stock on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company repurchased 186,026 shares of common stock for approximately $7.4 million. As of June 30, 2014, the Company had repurchased a total of 209,926 shares of common stock for approximately $8.3 million. The Company uses the cost method to account for treasury stock purchases. Under the cost method, the price paid for the stock is charged to the treasury stock account.

4. Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share

Earnings per share (“EPS”) is calculated in accordance with the relevant accounting standards. Basic EPS includes no dilution and is computed by dividing income available to the Company’s common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding during the period. Common equivalent shares consist of stock options and restricted stock using the treasury stock method. Common equivalent shares are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share if the effect of including such common equivalent shares is anti-dilutive because their exercise prices together with other assumed proceeds exceed the average fair value of common stock for the period. The Company has two classes of common stock, each with identical participation rights to earnings and liquidation preferences, and therefore the calculation of EPS as described above is identical to the calculation under the two-class method.

The following table sets forth the weighted average common shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     83,118         81,186         82,921         80,268   

Weighted average common stock equivalents – options and restricted shares

     3,973         4,094         4,078         4,282   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

     87,091         85,280         86,999         84,550   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Options to purchase 1,881,474 and 6,813 shares were outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and options to purchase 1,883,870 and 57,584 shares were outstanding for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, but were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because the effect of including the options would be anti-dilutive.

 

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5. Debt

At June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, debt consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

     June 30,
2014
    December 31,
2013
 

Credit facility, weighted-average interest rate of 2.95% and 3.09%, respectively

   $ 675,000      $ 782,000   

Unamortized original issue discount

     (6,802 )     (7,493 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     668,198        774,507   

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

     (23,814 )     (23,212 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

   $ 644,384      $ 751,295   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capitalized financing costs of $1.1 million and $1.3 million were amortized to interest expense in the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Capitalized financing costs of $2.3 million were amortized to interest expense in each of the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. Additionally, the Company amortized to interest expense $0.3 million of the original issue discount in each of the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and $0.7 million of the original issue discount in each of the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. The unamortized balance of capitalized financing costs is included in intangible and other assets in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

The estimated fair value of the Company’s credit facility, which is a Level 2 liability, was $674.5 million and $783.6 million at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. These fair values were computed based on comparable quoted market prices.

In February 2014, the Company completed a repricing of its $213.2 million term A-2 loans, which replaced these loans with new term A-2 loans at the same outstanding principal balance of $213.2 million but at a different interest rate. The applicable interest rates were reduced to either LIBOR plus 2.0% or the base rate plus 1.0%. The maturity date of the new loans remains December 8, 2017, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or scheduled amortization.

The repricing of the debt was evaluated in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification 470-50, Debt – Modifications and Extinguishments, for modification and extinguishment accounting. The Company accounted for the repricing as a debt modification with respect to amounts that remained in the syndicate and a debt extinguishment with respect to the amounts that exited the syndicate.

6. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.

The authoritative guidance relating to fair value measurements and disclosure establishes a valuation hierarchy for disclosure of the inputs to the valuations used to measure fair value. This hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels as follows.

 

    Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

    Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, including interest rates, yield curves and credit risks, or inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data through correlation.

 

    Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on the Company’s own assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value.

A financial asset’s or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

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Recurring Fair Value Measurements

The table below segregates all financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (at least annually) into the most appropriate level within the fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to determine their fair value at the measurement date (in thousands):

 

     Total Carrying
Value at
June 30, 2014
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Assets

   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —    

Liabilities:

           

Contingent consideration

   $ 900       $ —        $ —        $ 900   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   $ 900       $ —        $ —        $ 900   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Total Carrying
Value at
December 31, 2013
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Assets

   $ —        $ —        $ —        $ —    

Liabilities:

           

Contingent consideration

   $ 500       $ —        $ —        $ 500   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   $ 500       $ —        $ —        $ 500   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company determines the fair value of the contingent consideration liabilities associated with its acquisitions based on the potential payments of the liability associated with the unobservable input of the estimated post-acquisition financial results (the achievement of certain revenue and EBITDA targets) of the related acquisition through a certain date. As such, contingent consideration liabilities are a Level 3 liability. As of December 31, 2013, the Company’s contingent consideration liability was measured at fair value using estimated future cash flows based on the potential payments of the liability based on the unobservable input of the estimated post-acquisition financial results of Prime Management Limited (“Prime”) through September 30, 2014. The Company increased this contingent consideration liability to its current fair value of $0.9 million and recorded the adjustment of $0.4 million to other expense in the second quarter of 2014.

The fair values of cash, accounts receivable, net, short-term borrowings, and accounts payable approximate the carrying amounts due to the short-term maturities of these instruments.

7. Commitments and Contingencies

Millennium Actions

Several actions (the “Millennium Actions”) have been filed in various jurisdictions against GlobeOp alleging claims and damages with respect to a valuation agent services agreement performed by the Company’s subsidiary, GlobeOp Financial Services S.A. (“GlobeOp”), for the Millennium Global Emerging Credit Fund, L.P. and Millennium Global Emerging Credit Fund Ltd. (the “Millennium Funds”). These actions include (i) a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “U.S. Class Action”) on behalf of a putative class of investors in the Millennium Funds filed in May 2012 asserting claims of $844 million (the alleged aggregate value of assets under management by the Millennium Funds at the funds’ peak valuation); (ii) an arbitration proceeding in the United Kingdom (the “UK Arbitration”) on behalf of Millennium Global Investments Ltd. and Millennium Asset Management Ltd., the Millennium Funds’ investment manager and administrative manager, respectively (together, the “Millennium Managers”), which commenced with a request for arbitration in July 2011, seeking an indemnity of $26.5 million for sums paid by way of settlement to the Millennium Funds in a separate arbitration to which GlobeOp was not a party, as well as an indemnity for any losses that may be incurred by the Millennium Managers in the U.S. Class Action; and (iii) a claim in the same arbitration proceeding by the liquidators on behalf of the Millennium Global Emerging Credit Master Fund Ltd. (the “Master Fund”) against GlobeOp for damages alleged to be in excess of $160 million. These actions allege that GlobeOp breached its contractual obligations and/or negligently breached a duty of care in the performance of services for the Millennium Fund and that, inter alia , GlobeOp should have discovered and reported a fraudulent scheme perpetrated by the portfolio manager employed by the investment manager. The U.S. Class Action also asserts claims against SS&C identical to the claims against GlobeOp in that action. In the arbitration, GlobeOp has asserted counterclaims against both the Millennium Managers and the Master Fund for indemnity, including in respect of the U.S. Class Action.

 

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A hearing on the merits of the claims asserted in the UK Arbitration was conducted in London in July and August 2013 and is scheduled to be reconvened in September 2014.

GlobeOp has secured insurance coverage that provides reimbursement of various litigation costs up to pre-determined limits. Since 2012, GlobeOp has been reimbursed for litigation costs under the applicable insurance policy.

In January 2014, GlobeOp, SS&C, the Millennium Managers and the plaintiff in the U.S. Class Action entered into a settlement agreement resolving all disputes and claims between and among the parties (including a separate mutual release between and among GlobeOp and SS&C, on the one hand, and the Millennium Managers on the other that covers claims asserted in the UK Arbitration). The settlement agreement was approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on July 7, 2014. Assuming no appeals are filed, the District Court order approving the settlement will become final on or about August 6, 2014 and the settlement would be consummated within ten business days thereafter. The settlement does not affect the claims, counterclaims and/or defenses as between GlobeOp and the Master Fund.

GlobeOp’s insurers have agreed to fund the entirety of the settlement amount contemplated to be contributed by GlobeOp.

The Company cannot predict the outcome of these matters. The Company believes that it has strong defenses and is vigorously contesting the UK Arbitration (as described above, the U.S. Class Action is the subject of a settlement agreement). The amount of any potential loss, if any at all, cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

In addition to the foregoing legal proceedings, from time to time, the Company is subject to other legal proceedings and claims. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the Company is not involved in any other such litigation or proceedings with third parties that management believes would have a material adverse effect on the Company or its business.

8. Goodwill

The change in carrying value of goodwill as of and for the six months ended June 30, 2014 is as follows (in thousands):

 

Balance at December 31, 2013

   $  1,541,386   

Effect of foreign currency translation

     6,118   
  

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2014

   $ 1,547,504   
  

 

 

 

9. Income Taxes

The effective tax rate was 30% and 27% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and the effective tax rate was 31% and 27% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The change for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was primarily due to a greater percentage of earnings being generated in domestic jurisdictions. The change for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was primarily due to the unfavorable impact of tax law changes enacted in New York during the first quarter of 2014.

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Results of Operations

Revenues

Our revenues consist primarily of software-enabled services and maintenance revenues, and, to a lesser degree, software license and professional services revenues. As a general matter, fluctuations in our software-enabled services revenues are attributable to the number of new software-enabled services clients as well as total assets under management in our clients’ portfolios and the number of outsourced transactions provided to our existing clients, while our software license and professional services revenues tend to fluctuate based on the number of new licensing clients. Maintenance revenues vary based on the rate by which we add or lose maintenance clients over time and, to a lesser extent, on the annual increases in maintenance fees, which are generally tied to the consumer price index.

The following table sets forth the percentage of our total revenues represented by each of the following sources of revenues for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

     77     78     78     78

Software licenses

     5        4        4        3   

Maintenance

     14        14        14        15   

Professional services

     4        4        4        4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     100     100     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table sets forth revenues (dollars in thousands) and percent change in revenues for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     %     Six Months Ended
June 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Revenues:

                

Software-enabled services

   $ 145,547       $ 138,047         5   $ 290,930       $ 273,786         6

Software licenses

     9,866         6,626         49        17,365         12,696         37   

Maintenance

     25,691         25,410         1        51,217         51,425         0   

Professional services

     7,618         7,374         3        15,020         12,768         18   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

   $ 188,722       $ 177,457         6      $ 374,532       $ 350,675         7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 versus 2013. Our revenues increased primarily due to a continued increase in demand for our fund administration services from alternative investment managers, as well as revenues related to Prime Management Limited, or Prime, which we acquired in October 2013 and contributed $1.9 million for the period. Our software licenses revenues increased by $3.2 million primarily due to one significant license agreement signed during the period.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 versus 2013. Our revenues increased primarily due to a continued increase in demand for our fund administration services from alternative investment managers, as well as revenues related to Prime, which contributed $4.1 million in revenue for the period. Our software licenses revenues increased by $4.7 million primarily due to an overall increase in the average size of perpetual licenses sold and increased demand for our Institutional software products. Additionally, professional services revenues increased due to a rise in the number of product implementation projects in the first quarter of 2014. These increases were partially offset by the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation of $1.2 million, which resulted from the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to currencies such as the Canadian dollar.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of software-enabled services revenues consists primarily of the cost related to personnel utilized in servicing our software-enabled services clients and amortization of intangible assets. Cost of software license revenues consists primarily of amortization of completed technology, royalties, third-party software, and the costs of product media, packaging and documentation. Cost of maintenance revenues consists primarily of technical client support, costs associated with the distribution of products and regulatory updates and amortization of intangible assets. Cost of professional services revenues consists primarily of the cost related to personnel utilized to provide implementation, conversion and training services to our software licensees, as well as system integration and custom programming consulting services.

 

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The following table sets forth each of the following cost of revenues as a percentage of their respective revenue source for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Cost of revenues:

        

Cost of software-enabled services

     59     58     59     59

Cost of software licenses

     8        20        10        21   

Cost of maintenance

     39        40        39        40   

Cost of professional services

     70        66        69        77   

Total cost of revenues

     54        55        54        55   

Gross margin percentage

     46        45        46        45   

The following table sets forth cost of revenues (dollars in thousands) and percent change in cost of revenues for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     %     Six Months Ended
June 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Cost of revenues:

                

Cost of software-enabled services

   $ 86,040       $ 80,245         7   $ 171,731       $ 160,972         7

Cost of software licenses

     806         1,348         (40     1,657         2,622         (37

Cost of maintenance

     10,077         10,283         (2     20,008         20,803         (4

Cost of professional services

     5,310         4,885         9        10,336         9,805         5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total cost of revenues

   $ 102,233       $ 96,761         6      $ 203,732       $ 194,202         5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 versus 2013. Our gross margins increased in 2014 primarily due to cost reduction synergies with respect to the businesses acquired since 2012. Our total cost of revenues increased in the first six months of 2014 primarily as a result of an increase in cost of software-enabled services revenues to support the increased demand for our fund administration services for alternative investment managers, as well as our acquisition of Prime, which added $1.3 million and $2.6 million in costs, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

Operating Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses consist primarily of the personnel costs associated with the selling and marketing of our products, including salaries, commissions and travel and entertainment. Such expenses also include amortization of intangible assets, the cost of branch sales offices, trade shows and marketing and promotional materials. Research and development expenses consist primarily of personnel costs attributable to the enhancement of existing products and the development of new software products. General and administrative expenses consist primarily of personnel costs related to management, accounting and finance, information management, human resources and administration and associated overhead costs, as well as fees for professional services.

The following table sets forth each of the following operating expenses as a percentage of our total revenues for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Operating expenses:

        

Selling and marketing

     7     6     7     6

Research and development

     7        8        7        8   

General and administrative

     8        6        7        6   

Total operating expenses

     22        20        21        20   

The following table sets forth operating expenses (dollars in thousands) and percent change in operating expenses for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
     %     Six Months Ended
June 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Operating expenses:

                

Selling and marketing

   $ 12,203       $ 10,563         16   $ 24,101       $ 20,027         20

Research and development

     13,939         13,639         2        27,526         27,441         0   

General and administrative

     14,958         11,202         34        26,759         21,717         23   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total operating expenses

   $ 41,100       $ 35,404         16      $ 78,386       $ 69,185         13   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

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Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 versus 2013. The increase in total operating expenses in 2014 was primarily due to an increase in selling and marketing expenses as we invested heavily in our sales force. Additionally, general and administrative expense increased primarily as a result of legal expenses related to an IP infringement lawsuit, which was settled during the period, and expenses associated with office consolidations.

Comparison of the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 for Interest, Taxes and Other

Interest expense, net. We had net interest expense of $6.6 million and $13.7 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $11.8 million and $24.3 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively. The decrease in interest expense in 2014 reflects the lower average debt balance resulting from repayments of the credit facility and a decrease in average interest rates resulting from the 2013 and 2014 repricings. These facilities are discussed further in “Liquidity and Capital Resources”.

Other expense, net. Other expense, net for the three months ended June 30, 2014 consists primarily of an increase to the contingent consideration liability for the Prime acquisition (See Note 6 to our condensed consolidated financial statements) and losses on the disposal of fixed assets, partially offset by foreign currency transaction gains. Other expense, net for the six months ended June 30, 2014 consists primarily of an increase to the contingent consideration liability for the Prime acquisition, losses on the disposal of fixed assets and net foreign currency transaction losses. Other income, net for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 consists primarily of foreign currency transaction gains.

Provision for Income Taxes. The following table sets forth the provision for income taxes (dollars in thousands) and effective tax rates for the periods indicated:

 

     Three Months
Ended June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Provision for income taxes

     11,516        9,759        24,309        17,967   

Effective tax rate

     30     27     31     27

Our effective tax rates for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 differ from the statutory rate primarily due to the effect of our foreign operations. The increase in our effective tax rate for the three-month period was primarily due to an increase in earnings from domestic operations relative to the increase in earnings from foreign operations. The increase in our effective tax rate for the six-month period was primarily due to a one-time charge of $2.5 million, which increased our effective tax rate by 3.2%, related to a change in the apportionment method caused by tax law changes enacted in New York during the first quarter of 2014. Our effective tax rate includes the effect of operations outside the United States, which historically have been taxed at rates lower than the U.S. statutory rate. While we have income from multiple foreign sources, the majority of the Company’s non-U.S. operations are in Canada, India and the United Kingdom, where we anticipate the statutory rates to be approximately 26.5%, 34.0% and 21.5%, respectively, in 2014. The consolidated expected effective tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2014 is forecasted to be between 28% and 30%. A future proportionate change in the composition of income before income taxes from foreign and domestic tax jurisdictions could impact our periodic effective tax rate.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our principal cash requirements are to finance the costs of our operations pending the billing and collection of client receivables, to fund payments with respect to our indebtedness, to invest in research and development and to acquire complementary businesses or assets. We expect our cash on hand and cash flows from operations to provide sufficient liquidity to fund our current obligations, projected working capital requirements and capital spending for at least the next twelve months.

Our cash at June 30, 2014 was $73.5 million, a decrease of $11.0 million from $84.5 million at December 31, 2013. The decrease in cash is due primarily to cash used for repayments of debt and capital expenditures, partially offset by cash provided by operations.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $92.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Cash provided by operating activities was primarily due to net income of $53.7 million adjusted for non-cash items of $45.9 million, partially offset by changes in our working capital accounts (excluding the effect of acquisitions) totaling $6.8 million. The changes in our working capital accounts were driven by decreases in accrued expenses and deferred revenue and increases in prepaid expenses and other assets, partially offset by a change in income taxes prepaid and payable, decreases in accounts receivable and increases in accounts payable. The decrease in accrued expenses was primarily due to the payment of annual employee bonuses in the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in deferred revenues was primarily due to the recognition of annual maintenance fees. The decrease in accounts receivable was primarily due to the decrease in days’ sales outstanding from 45 days at December 31, 2013 to 43 days at June 30, 2014.

 

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Investing activities used net cash of $10.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily related to $9.5 million in cash paid for capital expenditures and $1.7 million in cash paid for capitalized software, partially offset by the release of $1.0 million in restricted cash previously held as collateral for a letter of credit.

Financing activities used net cash of $94.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing $107.0 million in repayments of debt, $7.4 million in treasury stock repurchases and $0.5 million in fees paid for refinancing activities, partially offset by proceeds of $12.3 million from stock option exercises and realized income tax windfall benefits of $8.2 million related to the exercise of stock options.

We have made a permanent reinvestment determination in certain non-U.S. operations that have historically generated positive operating cash flows. At June 30, 2014, we held approximately $46.5 million in cash and cash equivalents at non-U.S. subsidiaries where we had made such a determination and in turn no provision for U.S. income taxes had been made. At June 30, 2014, we held approximately $14.8 million in cash by subsidiaries of our foreign debt holder that will be used to facilitate debt servicing of our foreign debt holder. At June 30, 2014, we held approximately $21.9 million in cash at our Indian operations that if repatriated to our foreign debt holder would incur distribution taxes of approximately $3.7 million.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

Credit Facility

On March 14, 2012, in connection with our acquisition of GlobeOp, we entered into a credit agreement with SS&C and SS&C Technologies Holdings Europe S.A.R.L., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of SS&C, or SS&C Sarl, as the borrowers, which we refer to as the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement has four tranches of term loans: (i) a $0 term A-1 facility with a five and one-half year term for borrowings by SS&C, (ii) a $325.0 million term A-2 facility with a five and one-half year term for borrowings by SS&C Sarl, (iii) a $725.0 million term B-1 facility with a seven year term for borrowings by SS&C and (iv) a $75.0 million term B-2 facility with a seven year term for borrowings by SS&C Sarl. In addition, the Credit Agreement had a $142.0 million bridge loan facility, of which $31.6 million was immediately drawn, with a 364-day term available for borrowings by SS&C Sarl and has a revolving credit facility with a five and one-half year term available for borrowings by SS&C with $100.0 million in commitments. The revolving credit facility contains a $25.0 million letter of credit sub-facility and a $20.0 million swingline loan sub-facility. The bridge loan was repaid in July 2012 and is no longer available for borrowing.

The term loans and the revolving credit facility bear interest, at the election of the borrowers, at the base rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) or LIBOR, plus the applicable interest rate margin for the revolving credit facility. The term A loans and the revolving credit facility initially bore interest at either LIBOR plus 2.75% or at the base rate plus 1.75%, and then were subject to a step-down at any time SS&C’s consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio is less than 3.00 times, to 2.50% in the case of the LIBOR margin, and 1.50% in the case of the base rate margin. The term B loans initially bore interest at either LIBOR plus 4.00% or at base rate plus 3.00%, with LIBOR subject to a 1.00% floor.

In February 2014, we completed a repricing of our term A loans, which replaced these loans with new term A loans at the same outstanding principal balance, but at a different interest rate. The applicable interest rates were reduced to either LIBOR plus 2.0% or the base rate plus 1.0%. The maturity date of the new loans remains December 8, 2017, and no changes were made to the financial accounts or scheduled amortization. See Note 5 to our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In June 2013, we completed a repricing of our term B-1 loans and term B-2 loans, which replaced these loans with new term B-1 loans and term B-2 loans at the same outstanding principal balance, but at a different interest rate. The applicable interest rates were reduced to either LIBOR plus 2.75% or the base rate plus 1.75%, and the LIBOR floor was reduced from 1.00% to 0.75%, subject to a step-down at any time that the consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio is less than 2.75 times, to 2.50% in the case of the LIBOR margin, and 1.50% in the case of the base rate margin. The maturity date of the new loans remains June 8, 2019, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or scheduled amortization.

The initial proceeds of the borrowings under the Credit Agreement were used to satisfy a portion of the consideration required to fund our acquisition of GlobeOp and refinance amounts outstanding under SS&C’s prior senior credit facility. As of June 30, 2014, there was $183.7 million in principal amount outstanding under the term A-2 facility, $445.3 million in principal amount outstanding under the term B-1 facility and $46.0 million in principal amount outstanding under the term B-2 facility.

 

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Holdings, SS&C and the material domestic subsidiaries of SS&C have pledged substantially all of their tangible and intangible assets to support the obligations of SS&C and SS&C Sarl under the Credit Agreement. In addition, SS&C Sarl has agreed, in certain circumstances, to cause subsidiaries in foreign jurisdictions to guarantee SS&C Sarl’s obligations and pledge substantially all of their assets to support the obligations of SS&C Sarl under the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants limiting our ability and the ability of our subsidiaries to, among other things, pay dividends, incur debt or liens, redeem or repurchase equity, enter into transactions with affiliates, make investments, merge or consolidate with others or dispose of assets. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains a financial covenant requiring SS&C to maintain a consolidated net senior secured leverage ratio. As of June 30, 2014, we were in compliance with the financial and non-financial covenants.

The Credit Agreement contains various events of default (including failure to comply with the covenants contained in the Credit Agreement and related agreements) and upon an event of default, the lenders may, subject to various customary cure rights, require the immediate repayment of all amounts outstanding under the term loans, the bridge loans and the revolving credit facility and foreclose on the collateral.

Covenant Compliance

Under the Credit Agreement, we are required to satisfy and maintain a specified financial ratio and other financial condition tests. As of June 30, 2014, we were in compliance with the financial ratios and other financial condition tests. Our continued ability to meet this financial ratio and these tests can be affected by events beyond our control, and we cannot assure you that we will continue to meet this ratio and these tests. A breach of any of these covenants could result in a default under the Credit Agreement. Upon the occurrence of any event of default under the Credit Agreement, the lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit.

Consolidated EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure used in key financial covenants contained in the Credit Agreement, which is a material facility supporting our capital structure and providing liquidity to our business. Consolidated EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, further adjusted to exclude unusual items and other adjustments permitted in calculating covenant compliance under the Credit Agreement. We believe that the inclusion of supplementary adjustments to EBITDA applied in presenting Consolidated EBITDA is appropriate to provide additional information to investors to demonstrate compliance with the specified financial ratio and other financial condition tests contained in the Credit Agreement.

Management uses Consolidated EBITDA to gauge the costs of our capital structure on a day-to-day basis when full financial statements are unavailable. Management further believes that providing this information allows our investors greater transparency and a better understanding of our ability to meet our debt service obligations and make capital expenditures.

Any breach of covenants in the Credit Agreement that are tied to ratios based on Consolidated EBITDA could result in a default under that agreement, in which case the lenders could elect to declare all amounts borrowed immediately due and payable and to terminate any commitments they have to provide further borrowings. Any default and subsequent acceleration of payments under the Credit Agreement would have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial position and cash flows. Additionally, under the Credit Agreement, our ability to engage in activities such as incurring additional indebtedness, making investments and paying dividends is also tied to ratios based on Consolidated EBITDA.

Consolidated EBITDA does not represent net income or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. Further, the Credit Agreement requires that Consolidated EBITDA be calculated for the most recent four fiscal quarters. As a result, the measure can be disproportionately affected by a particularly strong or weak quarter. Further, it may not be comparable to the measure for any subsequent four-quarter period or any complete fiscal year.

Consolidated EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under GAAP and investors should not consider Consolidated EBITDA as a substitute for measures of our financial performance and liquidity as determined in accordance with GAAP, such as net income, operating income or net cash provided by operating activities. Because other companies may calculate Consolidated EBITDA differently than we do, Consolidated EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Consolidated EBITDA has other limitations as an analytical tool, when compared to the use of net income, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, including:

 

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    Consolidated EBITDA does not reflect the provision of income tax expense in our various jurisdictions;

 

    Consolidated EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense we incur as a result of our debt leverage;

 

    Consolidated EBITDA does not reflect any attribution of costs to our operations related to our investments and capital expenditures through depreciation and amortization charges;

 

    Consolidated EBITDA does not reflect the cost of compensation we provide to our employees in the form of stock option awards; and

 

    Consolidated EBITDA excludes expenses that we believe are unusual or non-recurring, but which others may believe are normal expenses for the operation of a business.

The following is a reconciliation of net income to Consolidated EBITDA as defined in our senior credit facility.

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
    Twelve Months
Ended
June 30,
 
     2014      2013     2014     2013     2014  

Net income

   $ 27,245       $ 26,119      $ 53,693      $ 47,548      $ 124,040   

Interest expense, net

     6,569         11,784        13,667        24,289        30,657   

Income taxes

     11,516         9,759        24,309        17,967        33,634   

Depreciation and amortization

     24,896         24,990        49,832        49,742        99,870   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     70,226         72,652        141,501        139,546        288,201   

Purchase accounting adjustments (1)

     —           (24     (27     41        (120

Unusual or non-recurring charges (2)

     4,570         (1,976     6,584        (2,532     5,995   

Acquired EBITDA and cost savings (3)

     —           —          —          —          204   

Stock-based compensation

     2,795         1,929        5,770        4,035        10,121   

Capital-based taxes

     —           —          6        —          188   

Other (4)

     132         6        83        217        101   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated EBITDA

   $ 77,723       $ 72,587      $ 153,917      $ 141,307      $ 304,690   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) Purchase accounting adjustments include (a) an adjustment to increase rent expense by the amount that would have been recognized if lease obligations were not adjusted to fair value at the date of acquisitions and (b) an adjustment to increase revenues by the amount that would have been recognized if deferred revenue were not adjusted to fair value at the date of acquisitions.
(2) Unusual or non-recurring charges include foreign currency gains and losses, severance expenses, proceeds from legal and other settlements and other one-time expenses, such as expenses associated with facilities consolidations, acquisitions and the sale of fixed assets.
(3) Acquired EBITDA reflects the EBITDA impact of significant businesses that were acquired during the period as if the acquisition occurred at the beginning of the period.
(4) Other includes the non-cash portion of straight-line rent expense.

Our covenant requirement for net senior secured leverage ratio and the actual ratio as of June 30, 2014 are as follows:

 

     Covenant
Requirement
     Actual
Ratio
 

Maximum consolidated net senior secured leverage to Consolidated EBITDA ratio (1)

     4.75x         1.97x   

 

(1) Calculated as the ratio of consolidated senior secured funded debt, net of cash and cash equivalents, to Consolidated EBITDA, as defined by the Credit Agreement, for the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ended on the measurement date. Consolidated senior secured funded debt is comprised of indebtedness for borrowed money, notes, bonds or similar instruments, letters of credit, deferred purchase price obligations and capital lease obligations. This covenant is applied at the end of each quarter.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASU 2014-09”). The objective of ASU 2014-09 is to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue by removing inconsistencies and weaknesses in revenue requirements; providing a more robust framework for addressing revenue issues; improving comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions and capital markets; and providing more useful information to users of financial statements through improved revenue disclosure requirements. The provisions of ASU 2014-09 are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We are currently evaluating the impact of this standard on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-11, Income Taxes (Topic 740) – Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (“ASU 2013-11”). The objective of ASU 2013-11 is to end some inconsistent practices with regard to the presentation on the balance sheet of unrecognized tax benefits. ASU 2013-11 is effective for financial statement periods beginning after December 15, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this standard in the first quarter of 2014 did not have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We do not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. We have invested our available cash in short-term, highly liquid financial instruments, having initial maturities of three months or less. When necessary, we have borrowed to fund acquisitions.

At June 30, 2014, we had total variable interest rate debt of $675.0 million. As of June 30, 2014, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in an increase in interest expense of approximately $3.8 million per year.

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, approximately 34% of our revenues were from clients located outside the United States. A portion of the revenues from clients located outside the United States is denominated in foreign currencies, the majority being the Canadian dollar. While revenues and expenses of our foreign operations are primarily denominated in their respective local currencies, some subsidiaries do enter into certain transactions in currencies that are different from their local currency. These transactions consist primarily of cross-currency intercompany balances and trade receivables and payables. As a result of these transactions, we have exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates that result in foreign currency transaction gains and losses, which we report in other income (expense). These outstanding amounts were not material for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The amount of these balances can fluctuate in the future as we bill customers and buy products or services in currencies other than our functional currency, which could increase our exposure to foreign currency exchange rates. We continue to monitor our exposure to foreign exchange rates as a result of our acquisitions and changes in our operations. We do not enter into any market risk sensitive instruments for trading purposes.

The foregoing risk management discussion and the effect thereof are forward-looking statements. Actual results in the future may differ materially from these projected results due to actual developments in global financial markets. The analytical methods used by us to assess and minimize risk discussed above should not be considered projections of future events or losses.

 

Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer and chief financial officer (our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, respectively), evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2014. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or Exchange Act, means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives, and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2014, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014, that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The information regarding certain legal proceedings in which we are involved as set forth in Note 7 – Commitments and Contingencies of the Condensed Consolidated Notes to Financial Statements (Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following is a summary of our repurchases of our common stock in the second quarter of 2014:

 

Period(1)   

(a)

Total Number of

Shares
Purchased(2)

    

(b)

Average Price

Paid per
Share(3)

    

(c)

Total Number of

Shares Purchased

as Part of
Publicly

Announced Plans

or Programs(4)

    

(d)

Maximum Number (or

Approximate Dollar

Value) of Shares that

May Yet be Purchased

Under Plans or

Programs(5)

 

April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014

     —        $ —          —        $ 95,564,539   

May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014

     88,400       $ 40.33         88,400       $ 91,999,121   

June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014

     7,400       $ 44.40         7,400       $ 91,670,583   
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Total

     95,800            95,800      

 

(1) Information is based on settlement dates of repurchase transactions.
(2) Consists of shares of our common stock, par value $0.01 per share.
(3) Includes commissions paid.
(4) In October 31, 2013, we announced that our Board of Directors had approved a one-year stock repurchase program for up to $100.0 million of our common stock from time to time commencing in October 2013 on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. See Note 3 to our condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
(5) Dollar amounts represented reflect $100.0 million minus the total aggregate amount purchased as of the end of such month and aggregate commissions paid in connection therewith.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

The exhibits listed in the Exhibit Index immediately preceding such exhibits are filed as part of this Report.

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Patrick J. Pedonti

 

Patrick J. Pedonti

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Duly Authorized Officer, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Date: August 6, 2014

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description of Exhibit

 10.1    SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2014 Stock Option Plan (previously filed as Appendix A to the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (File No. 001-34675), filed on April 16, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference)
 10.2    SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Executive Bonus Plan (previously filed as Appendix B to the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (File No. 001-34675), filed on April 16, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference)
 10.3    2014 Stock Option Plan Form of Stock Option Agreement
 31.1    Certifications of the Registrant’s Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 31.2    Certifications of the Registrant’s Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 32    Certification of the Registrant’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished and not filed for purposes of sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act and section 18 of the Exchange Act)
101.INS    XBRL Instance Document.*
101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document.*
101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document.*
101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document.*
101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*

 

* submitted electronically herewith

Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and (iv) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

In accordance with Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the XBRL-related information in Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act, is deemed not filed for purposes of section 18 of the Exchange Act, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

 

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Exhibit 10.3

2014 STOCK OPTION PLAN OF SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS, INC.

STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT

 

1. Grant of Option .

This agreement evidences the grant by the Company on the Grant Date to the Participant, of an option to purchase, in whole or in part, on the terms provided herein and in the Plan, an aggregate of the Shares set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice at an Exercise Price per Share set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice (without commission or other charge).

It is intended that the option (“Option”) evidenced by this agreement shall [ not ] be an incentive stock option (“Incentive Stock Option”) as defined in Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Code”). Except as otherwise indicated by the context, the term “Participant,” as used in this Option, shall be deemed to include any person who acquires the right to exercise this Option validly under its terms.

 

2. Vesting Schedule .

(a) This Option will become exercisable (“vest”) as to 25% of the original number of Shares on the first anniversary of [ the Grant Date ] and as to an additional 1/36 of the remaining number of Shares on the day of the month of [ the Grant Date ] beginning with each successive month following the first anniversary of [ the Grant Date ] until the fourth anniversary of [ the Grant Date ] , provided that such vesting shall cease upon the date of a Termination of Service for any reason.

(b) This Option shall become fully vested and exercisable immediately prior to the effective date of a Change in Control.

(c) The right of exercise shall be cumulative so that to the extent this Option is not exercised in any period to the maximum extent permissible it shall continue to be exercisable, in whole or in part, with respect to all Shares for which it is vested until the earlier of the Final Expiration Date or the termination of this Option under Section 3 hereof or the Plan.

 

3. Exercise of Option .

(a) Form of Exercise . Except as otherwise provided by the Plan Administrator, each election to exercise this Option shall be in writing (including electronic submission), signed by the Participant and received by the Company at its principal office, accompanied by this agreement, and payment in full in the manner provided in the Plan. The Participant may purchase less than the number of shares covered hereby, provided that no partial exercise of this Option may be for any fractional share or for fewer than ten whole shares.


(b) Payment Upon Exercise of Options . Shares purchased upon the exercise of this Option may be paid for using one of the methods set forth in Sections 5(f)(1)-(f)(5) of the Plan. Unless otherwise instructed by the Participant, [ and unless this Option is an Incentive Stock Option, ] Shares purchased upon the exercise of this Option shall be paid for pursuant to a “net exercise,” as a result of which the Participant will receive (i) the number of Shares underlying the portion of the Option being exercised, less (ii) such number of Shares as is equal to (A) the aggregate exercise price for the portion of the Option being exercised divided by (B) the Fair Market Value on the date of exercise.

(c) Continuous Relationship with the Company Required . Except as otherwise provided in this Section 3, this Option may not be exercised unless the Participant, at the time he or she exercises this Option, is, and has been at all times since the Grant Date, an employee or officer of, or consultant or advisor to, the Company or any Company Affiliate (an “Eligible Participant”).

(d) Expiration of Option .

(1) This Option may not be exercised to any extent by anyone after the first to occur of the following events:

(A) The Final Expiration Date;

(B) Except as the Plan Administrator may otherwise approve, ninety (90) days following the date of the Participant’s Termination of Service for any reason other than Cause, death or Disability;

(C) Except as the Plan Administrator may otherwise approve, the date of the Participant’s Termination of Service for Cause; or

(D) Except as the Plan Administrator may otherwise approve, twelve months following the Participant’s Termination of Service by reason of the Participant’s death or Disability.

(2) For the purposes of this Agreement, the date of the Termination of Service shall be the last day that the Participant provides services as an employee or officer of, or consultant or advisor to, the Company or any Company Affiliate, whether such day is selected by agreement with the Participant or unilaterally by the Company or any Company Affiliate and whether with or without advance notice. For the avoidance of doubt, no period of notice that is given or that ought to have been given under applicable law in respect of such Termination of Service will be utilized in determining entitlement under the Plan or this Agreement. Any action by the Company or any Company Affiliate taken in accordance with the terms of the Plan and this Agreement as set out aforesaid shall be deemed to fully and completely satisfy any liability or obligation of the Company or any Company Affiliate to the Participant in respect of the Plan or this Agreement arising from or in connection with such Termination of Service, including in respect of any period of notice given or that ought to have been given under applicable law in respect of such Termination of Service.

 

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4. Tax Matters .

(a) Withholding . The Participant shall pay to the Company or any applicable Company Affiliate, or make provision satisfactory to the Company or such Company Affiliate, for payment of, any taxes required by law to be withheld in connection with the exercise of any portion of this Option, as applicable, under one of the methods permitted by the Plan. Subject to any applicable legal conditions or restrictions, the Company shall, unless otherwise instructed by a Participant, withhold from the Shares otherwise issuable to the Participant upon the exercise of this Option or any portion thereof a number of whole Shares having a Fair Market Value, determined as of the date of exercise, not in excess of the minimum of tax required to be withheld by law (or such lower amount as may be necessary to avoid variable award accounting); provided that the foregoing is at such time permitted under the terms of the agreements governing any indebtedness to which the Company or any Company Affiliate may be a party; and provided, further that no fractional Shares will be retained to satisfy any portion of the withholding tax and the Participant hereby agrees to satisfy any additional amount of withholding taxes that are not satisfied through the retention of Shares by the Company. Any Shares retained by the Company pursuant to this Section shall be deducted from the underlying Shares to be received by such Participant upon exercise of this Option. Any adverse consequences to the Participant arising in connection with the Share withholding procedure set forth in the preceding sentence shall be the sole responsibility of the Participant.

(b) Disqualifying Disposition . If this Option is an Incentive Stock Option and the Participant disposes of Shares acquired upon exercise of this Option within two years from the Grant Date or one year after such Shares were acquired pursuant to exercise of this Option, the Participant shall notify the Company in writing of such disposition.

 

5. Nontransferability of Option .

This Option may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered by the Participant, either voluntarily or by operation of law, except by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and, during the lifetime of the Participant, this Option shall be exercisable only by the Participant.

 

6. Provisions of the Plan .

This Option is subject to the provisions of the Plan (including the provisions relating to amendments to the Plan), a copy of which is furnished to the Participant with this Option.

 

7. Definitions .

Whenever the following terms are used in this Agreement, they shall have the meaning specified below unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement and not defined below shall have the meaning given such terms in the Plan. The singular pronoun shall include the plural, where the context so indicates.

(a) Agreement . “Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice.

(b) Cause . “Cause” shall mean,

(1) The Plan Administrator’s determination that the Participant failed to substantially perform his or her duties (other than any such failure resulting from the Participant’s disability) which is not remedied within ten days after receipt of written notice from the Company or any Company Affiliate, as applicable, specifying such failure;

 

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(2) the Plan Administrator’s determination that the Participant failed to carry out, or comply with any lawful and reasonable directive of the Plan Administrator or the Participant’s immediate supervisor, which is not remedied within ten days after receipt of written notice from the Company or any Company Affiliate, as applicable, specifying such failure;

(3) the Participant’s conviction, plea of no contest, plea of nolo contendere , or imposition of unadjudicated probation for any felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;

(4) the Participant’s unlawful use (including being under the influence) or possession of illegal drugs on the Company’s or any Company Affiliate’s, as applicable, premises or while performing the Participant’s duties and responsibilities; or

(5) the Participant’s commission of a material act of fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, willful misconduct or breach of fiduciary duty against the Company or any Company Affiliate, as applicable.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Participant is a party to a written employment or consulting agreement with the Company (or any Company Affiliate), then “Cause” shall be as such term is defined in the applicable written employment or consulting agreement.

(c) Change in Control . “Change in Control” shall mean the consummation of any transaction or series of transactions pursuant to which one or more Persons or group of Persons acquires (a) capital stock of the Company possessing the voting power sufficient to elect a majority of the members of the Board or the board of directors of the successor to the Company (whether such transaction is effected by merger, consolidation, recapitalization, sale or transfer of the Company’s capital stock or otherwise) or (b) all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries.

(d) Company . “Company” shall mean SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.

(e) Disability . “Disability” shall mean “disability,” as such term is defined in Section 22(e)(3) of the Code.

(f) Exercise Price . “Exercise Price” shall mean the per share price set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice.

(g) Final Expiration Date . “Final Expiration Date” shall mean the date set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice.

(h) Grant Date . “Grant Date” shall be the date set forth in the Stock Option Grant Notice.

(i) Person . “Person” shall mean an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture, governmental authority or other entity of whatever nature.

 

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(j) Plan . “Plan” shall mean the 2014 Stock Option Plan of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.

(k) Stock Option Grant Notice . “Stock Option Grant Notice” shall mean the first page of this Agreement.

(l) Termination of Service . “Termination of Service” shall mean the time when the Participant ceases to be an Eligible Participant for any reason, including, but not by way of limitation, termination with or without Cause, by resignation, failure to be elected or appointed, discharge, death or retirement, but excluding, at the discretion of the Plan Administrator, terminations which result in a temporary severance of the service relationship. The Plan Administrator, in its good faith judgment, shall determine the effect of all matters and questions relating to Termination of Service, including, but not by way of limitation, the question of whether a Termination of Service resulted from discharge for Cause, and all questions of whether a particular leave of absence constitutes a Termination of Service. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Company or any Company Affiliate has an absolute and unrestricted right to terminate a Participant’s service at any time for any reason, with or without cause, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in a written employment or consulting agreement with the Company or any Company Affiliate.

 

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Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATION

I, William C. Stone, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.;

 

  2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

  3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

  4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

  5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: August 6, 2014    

/s/ William C. Stone

    William C. Stone
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATION

I, Patrick J. Pedonti, certify that:

 

  1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.;

 

  2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

  3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

  4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

  a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

  b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

  c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

  d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

 

  5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

  a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

  b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: August 6, 2014    

/s/ Patrick J. Pedonti

    Patrick J. Pedonti
   

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

Exhibit 32

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the quarterly report on Form 10-Q of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) for the period ended June 30, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned officers of the Company hereby certify to their knowledge, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, that:

 

  (1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

  (2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: August 6, 2014   By:  

/s/ William C. Stone

    William C. Stone
   

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

Date: August 6, 2014   By:  

/s/ Patrick J. Pedonti

    Patrick J. Pedonti
   

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)