SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/05/2014 14:42:04)
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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 September 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 83,666,540 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of November 3, 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)

     3   

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

     3   

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

     4   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 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

     18   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     19   

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

     19   

Item 6. Exhibits

     19   

SIGNATURE

     20   

EXHIBIT INDEX

     21   

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)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2014     2013  
ASSETS   

Current assets:

    

Cash

   $ 75,080      $ 84,470   

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,687 and $2,500, respectively

     90,122        91,221   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     13,384        16,567   

Prepaid income taxes

     14,863        19,932   

Deferred income taxes

     3,925        6,526   

Restricted cash

     1,477        2,460   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     198,851        221,176   

Property, plant and equipment:

    

Land

     2,655        2,655   

Building and improvements

     27,204        30,053   

Equipment, furniture, and fixtures

     75,406        65,977   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     105,265        98,685   

Less: accumulated depreciation

     (51,758     (46,988
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net property, plant and equipment

     53,507        51,697   

Deferred income taxes

     1,506        1,077   

Goodwill

     1,523,971        1,541,386   

Intangible and other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $398,847 and $338,888, respectively

     392,024        459,988   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 2,169,859      $ 2,275,324   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   

Current liabilities:

    

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 5)

   $ 21,641      $ 23,212   

Accounts payable

     9,606        8,368   

Income taxes payable

     —          2,169   

Accrued employee compensation and benefits

     35,036        44,664   

Other accrued expenses

     23,445        26,028   

Deferred maintenance and other revenue

     57,550        62,561   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     147,278        167,002   

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

     579,910        751,295   

Other long-term liabilities

     18,617        14,913   

Deferred income taxes

     95,954        110,406   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     841,759        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; 81,734 shares and 80,478 shares issued, respectively, and 80,948 shares and 79,967 shares outstanding, respectively, of which 19 and 25 are unvested, respectively

     817        804   

Additional paid-in capital

     949,133        913,816   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     8,140        30,374   

Retained earnings

     387,969        293,449   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,346,086        1,238,470   

Less: cost of common stock in treasury, 786 and 511 shares, respectively

     (17,986     (6,762
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     1,328,100        1,231,708   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 2,169,859      $ 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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

   $ 149,285      $ 138,123      $ 440,215      $ 411,909   

Software licenses

     9,196        8,184        26,561        20,880   

Maintenance

     25,595        26,178        76,812        77,603   

Professional services

     8,522        7,020        23,542        19,788   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     192,598        179,505        567,130        530,180   

Cost of revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

     84,978        79,875        256,709        240,847   

Software licenses

     892        1,286        2,549        3,908   

Maintenance

     9,990        10,150        29,998        30,953   

Professional services

     5,523        4,884        15,859        14,689   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total cost of revenues

     101,383        96,195        305,115        290,397   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     91,215        83,310        262,015        239,783   

Operating expenses:

        

Selling and marketing

     11,581        10,849        35,682        30,876   

Research and development

     13,935        13,117        41,461        40,558   

General and administrative

     11,336        11,480        38,095        33,197   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     36,852        35,446        115,238        104,631   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     54,363        47,864        146,777        135,152   

Interest expense, net

     (6,071 )     (9,036 )     (19,738     (33,325

Other income (expense), net

     1,532        (110     787        2,406   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     49,824        38,718        127,826        104,233   

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

     8,997        (4,748 )     33,306        13,219   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 40,827      $ 43,466      $ 94,520      $ 91,014   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

   $ 0.49      $ 0.53      $ 1.14      $ 1.13   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding

     83,532        81,784        83,127        80,779   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 0.47      $ 0.51      $ 1.08      $ 1.07   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding

     87,392        86,068        87,125        85,126   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 40,827      $ 43,466      $ 94,520      $ 91,014   

Other comprehensive income:

        

Foreign currency exchange translation adjustment

     (31,850 )     21,807        (22,234     (19,403
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive (loss) income

     (31,850 )     21,807        (22,234     (19,403
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 8,977      $ 65,273      $ 72,286      $ 71,611   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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)

 

     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2014     2013  

Cash flow from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 94,520      $ 91,014   

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

    

Depreciation and amortization

     74,493        74,441   

Amortization and write-offs of loan origination costs

     4,397        4,408   

Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

     (10,735     (11,796 )

Deferred income taxes

     (11,661     (10,049 )

Stock-based compensation expense

     8,554        6,010   

Provision for doubtful accounts

     672        528   

Loss on sale or disposition of property and equipment

     672        316   

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

    

Accounts receivable

     (395     5,911   

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     (5,302     (8,405 )

Income taxes prepaid and payable

     13,715        8,854   

Accounts payable

     636        5,189   

Accrued expenses

     (637     (7,611 )

Deferred maintenance and other revenue

     (4,664     (4,534 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     164,265        154,276   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities:

    

Additions to property and equipment

     (11,879     (9,933 )

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     27        61   

Additions to capitalized software

     (2,688     (1,570 )

Net changes in restricted cash

     983          
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (13,557     (11,442 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities:

    

Repayments of debt

     (174,000     (177,000 )

Income tax benefit related to exercise of stock options

     10,735        11,796   

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     16,070        22,360   

Purchase of common stock for treasury

     (11,223       

Payment of fees related to refinancing activities

     (512     (1,917 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (158,930     (144,761 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (1,168     (2,658 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash

     (9,390     (4,585 )

Cash, beginning of period

     84,470        86,160   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash, end of period

   $ 75,080      $ 81,575   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:

    

Excess tax benefit related to stock option exercises

   $ —        $ 10,279   

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 September 30, 2014, the results of its operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 and its cash flows for the nine months ended September 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 nine months ended September 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the expected results for any subsequent quarters or the full year.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern (“ASU 2014-15”). This ASU establishes specific guidance to an organization’s management on their responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about the organization’s ability to continue as a going concern. The provisions of ASU 2014-15 are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. This ASU is not expected to have an impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2014, the FASB issued 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 and 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 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
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
Statements of Comprehensive Income Classification    2014      2013      2014      2013  

Cost of software-enabled services

   $ 924       $ 721       $ 2,932       $ 2,191   

Cost of maintenance

     61         66         218         204   

Cost of professional services

     108         81         324         252   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total cost of revenues

     1,093         868         3,474         2,647   

Selling and marketing

     538         375         1,673         981   

Research and development

     279         215         862         681   

General and administrative

     874         517         2,545         1,701   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     1,691         1,107         5,080         3,363   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total stock-based compensation expense

   $ 2,784       $ 1,975       $ 8,554       $ 6,010   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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

 

     Shares of Common
Stock Underlying
Options
 

Outstanding at January 1, 2014

     11,515,642   

Granted

     116,000   

Cancelled/forfeited

     (171,871

Exercised

     (1,255,159
  

 

 

 

Outstanding at September 30, 2014

     10,204,612   
  

 

 

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company recorded $10.7 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 nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company recorded $24.1 million of income tax benefits related to the exercise of stock options. Of this amount, $3.6 million was recorded to goodwill and $20.5 million was recorded to additional paid-in capital on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company realized $13.8 million of cash savings through September 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 nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company repurchased 274,726 shares of common stock for approximately $11.2 million. As of September 30, 2014, the Company had repurchased a total of 298,626 shares of common stock for approximately $12.2 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
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     83,532         81,784         83,127         80,779   

Weighted average common stock equivalents – options and restricted shares

     3,860         4,284         3,998         4,347   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

     87,392         86,068         87,125         85,126   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Options to purchase 1,721,503 and 94,587 shares were outstanding for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and options to purchase 1,790,459 and 40,007 shares were outstanding for the nine months ended September 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.

5. Debt

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

 

     September 30,
2014
    December 31,
2013
 

Credit facility, weighted-average interest rate of 2.96% and 3.09%, respectively

   $ 608,000      $ 782,000   

Unamortized original issue discount

     (6,449 )     (7,493 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     601,551        774,507   

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

     (21,641 )     (23,212 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

   $ 579,910      $ 751,295   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capitalized financing costs of $1.1 million were amortized to interest expense in each of the three-month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013. Capitalized financing costs of $3.3 million and $3.4 million were amortized to interest expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Additionally, the Company amortized to interest expense $0.3 million of the original issue discount in each of the three-month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 and $1.1 million and $1.0 million of the original issue discount in the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The unamortized balance of capitalized financing costs is included in intangible and other assets in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The estimated fair value of the Company’s credit facility, which is a Level 2 liability, was $603.5 million and $783.6 million at September 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.

 

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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.

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
September 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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Hearings on the merits of the claims asserted in the UK Arbitration were conducted in London in July and August 2013 and 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 and consummated in August 2014. Accordingly, the U.S. Class Action matter has been dismissed with prejudice and is now concluded. GlobeOp’s insurers funded the entirety of the settlement amount contemplated to be contributed by GlobeOp. The resolution of the U.S. Class Action does not affect the claims, counterclaims and/or defenses as between GlobeOp and the Master Fund that have been asserted in the UK Arbitration.

The Company cannot predict the outcome of the UK Arbitration. The Company believes that it has strong defenses and is vigorously contesting the UK Arbitration (as described above, the U.S. Class Action has been concluded). 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 nine months ended September 30, 2014 is as follows (in thousands):

 

Balance at December 31, 2013

   $  1,541,386   

Effect of foreign currency translation

     (17,415
  

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2014

   $ 1,523,971   
  

 

 

 

9. Income Taxes

The effective tax rate was 18% and (12%) for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and the effective tax rate was 26% and 13% for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The change for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 was due to various discrete adjustments recorded in the prior year, return to accrual adjustments and a greater proportion of earnings generated in domestic versus foreign tax jurisdictions in the current year.

 

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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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Revenues:

        

Software-enabled services

     78     77     78     78

Software licenses

     5        5        5        4   

Maintenance

     13        14        13        14   

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
September 30,
     %     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Revenues:

                

Software-enabled services

   $ 149,285       $ 138,123         8   $ 440,215       $ 411,909         7

Software licenses

     9,196         8,184         12        26,561         20,880         27   

Maintenance

     25,595         26,178         (2     76,812         77,603         (1

Professional services

     8,522         7,020         21        23,542         19,788         19   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total revenues

   $ 192,598       $ 179,505         7      $ 567,130       $ 530,180         7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Three Months Ended September 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. Additionally, our software licenses revenues increased primarily due to the impact of a significant perpetual license in the period, and our professional services revenues increased due to a rise in the number of product implementation projects in the period.

Nine Months Ended September 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 $6.0 million in revenue for the period. Our software licenses revenues increased primarily due to the impact of a significant perpetual license in the period 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 2014. These increases were partially offset by the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation of $1.3 million, which resulted from the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to currencies such as the Canadian dollar.

 

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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.

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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Cost of revenues:

        

Cost of software-enabled services

     57     58     58     58

Cost of software licenses

     10        16        10        19   

Cost of maintenance

     39        39        39        40   

Cost of professional services

     65        70        67        74   

Total cost of revenues

     53        54        54        55   

Gross margin percentage

     47        46        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
September 30,
     %     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Cost of revenues:

                

Cost of software-enabled services

   $ 84,978       $ 79,875         6   $ 256,709       $ 240,847         7

Cost of software licenses

     892         1,286         (31     2,549         3,908         (35

Cost of maintenance

     9,990         10,150         (2     29,998         30,953         (3

Cost of professional services

     5,523         4,884         13        15,859         14,689         8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total cost of revenues

   $ 101,383       $ 96,195         5      $ 305,115       $ 290,397         5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Three and Nine Months Ended September 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 nine 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 $3.9 million in costs, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The decrease in cost of software licenses and cost of maintenance was primarily due to a decrease in amortization expense.

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
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Operating expenses:

        

Selling and marketing

     6     6     6     6

Research and development

     7        7        7        8   

General and administrative

     6        7        7        6   

Total operating expenses

     19        20        20        20   

 

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

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     %     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
     %  
     2014      2013      Change     2014      2013      Change  

Operating expenses:

                

Selling and marketing

   $ 11,581       $ 10,849         7   $ 35,682       $ 30,876         16

Research and development

     13,935         13,117         6        41,461         40,558         2   

General and administrative

     11,336         11,480         (1     38,095         33,197         15   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total operating expenses

   $ 36,852       $ 35,446         4      $ 115,238       $ 104,631         10   
  

 

 

    

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

    

Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 versus 2013. The increase in total operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due to increases in research and development expenses and selling and marketing expenses. Selling and marketing expenses increased as we expanded the size of our sales force.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 versus 2013. The increase in total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013 was primarily due an increase in general and administrative expenses as a result of legal expenses related to an IP infringement lawsuit, which was settled during the second quarter of 2014, and expenses associated with office consolidations. Additionally, selling and marketing expenses increased as we expanded the size of our sales force.

Comparison of the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 for Interest, Taxes and Other

Interest expense, net. We had net interest expense of $6.1 million and $19.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, compared to $9.0 million and $33.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 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 income (expense), net. Other income, net for the three months ended September 30, 2014 consists primarily of foreign currency transaction gains. Other income, net for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 consists primarily of foreign currency transaction gains, partially offset by an increase to the contingent consideration liability for the Prime acquisition. Other expense, net for the three months ended September 30, 2013 consists primarily of foreign currency transaction losses while other income, net for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 consists primarily of foreign currency transaction gains.

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

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013  

Provision for income taxes

     8,997        (4,748     33,306        13,219   

Effective tax rate

     18     (12 %)      26     13

Our effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 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 both periods was primarily due to certain benefits recorded in 2013 related to the release of an uncertain income tax position, an enacted rate change in the United Kingdom and return to accrual adjustments. Additionally in the current year, we generated a greater proportion of earnings in domestic versus foreign tax jurisdictions. 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 26% and 27%. 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.

 

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Our cash at September 30, 2014 was $75.1 million, a decrease of $9.4 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 $164.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. Cash provided by operating activities was primarily due to net income of $94.5 million adjusted for non-cash items of $66.4 million and changes in our working capital accounts (excluding the effect of acquisitions) totaling $3.4 million. The changes in our working capital accounts were driven by a change in income taxes prepaid and payable and increases in accounts payable, partially offset by increases in prepaid expenses and other assets and accounts receivable and decreases in deferred revenue and accrued expenses. The decrease in deferred revenues was primarily due to the recognition of annual maintenance fees. The decrease in accrued expenses was primarily due to the payment of annual employee bonuses in the first quarter of 2014. The increase in accounts receivable was primarily due to an increase in revenues, partially offset by the improvement in days’ sales outstanding from 45 days at December 31, 2013 to 42 days at September 30, 2014.

Investing activities used net cash of $13.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, primarily related to $11.9 million in cash paid for capital expenditures and $2.7 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 $158.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, representing $174.0 million in repayments of debt, $11.2 million in treasury stock repurchases and $0.5 million in fees paid for refinancing activities, partially offset by proceeds of $16.1 million from stock option exercises and realized income tax windfall benefits of $10.7 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 September 30, 2014, we held approximately $52.0 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 September 30, 2014, we held approximately $22.0 million in cash by subsidiaries of our foreign debt holder that will be used to facilitate debt servicing of our foreign debt holder. At September 30, 2014, we held approximately $23.1 million in cash at our Indian operations that if repatriated to our foreign debt holder would incur distribution taxes of approximately $3.9 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.

 

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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 September 30, 2014, there was $162.6 million in principal amount outstanding under the term A-2 facility, $403.6 million in principal amount outstanding under the term B-1 facility and $41.8 million in principal amount outstanding under the term B-2 facility.

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 September 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 September 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.

 

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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:

 

    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
September 30,
    Nine months Ended
September 30,
    Twelve Months
Ended

September 30,
 
     2014     2013     2014     2013     2014  

Net income

   $ 40,827      $ 43,466      $ 94,520      $ 91,014      $ 121,401   

Interest expense, net

     6,071        9,036        19,738        33,325        27,692   

Income taxes

     8,997        (4,748     33,306        13,219        47,379   

Depreciation and amortization

     24,661        24,699        74,493        74,441        99,832   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     80,556        72,453        222,057        211,999        296,304   

Purchase accounting adjustments (1)

     —          (47     (27     (6     (73

Unusual or non-recurring charges (2)

     (1,353     217        5,231        (2,315     4,425   

Stock-based compensation

     2,784        1,975        8,554        6,010        10,930   

Capital-based taxes

     —          —          6        —          188   

Other (3)

     118        (38     201        179        257   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated EBITDA

   $ 82,105      $ 74,560      $ 236,022      $ 215,867      $ 312,031   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(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) 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 September 30, 2014 are as follows:

 

     Covenant
Requirement
     Actual
Ratio
 

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

     4.75x         1.71x   

 

(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.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern (“ASU 2014-15”). This ASU establishes specific guidance to an organization’s management on their responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about the organization’s ability to continue as a going concern. The provisions of ASU 2014-15 are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. This ASU is not expected to have an impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In May 2014, the FASB issued 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.

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 September 30, 2014, we had total variable interest rate debt of $608.0 million. As of September 30, 2014, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in an increase in interest expense of approximately $3.4 million per year.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, approximately 33% 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 nine months ended September 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.

 

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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 September 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 September 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 September 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 common stock repurchases in the third 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)

 

July 1, 2014 – July 31, 2014

     —        $ —          —        $ 91,670,583   

August 1, 2014 – August 31, 2014

     49,700       $ 43.17         49,700       $ 89,524,983   

September 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014

     39,000       $ 43.36         39,000       $ 87,834,080   
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Total

     88,700            88,700      

 

(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) On October 31, 2013, we announced that our Board of Directors 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: November 5, 2014

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description of Exhibit

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 September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 and (iv) Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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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: November 5, 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: November 5, 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 September 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: November 5, 2014   By:  

/s/ William C. Stone

    William C. Stone
   

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

Date: November 5, 2014   By:  

/s/ Patrick J. Pedonti

    Patrick J. Pedonti
   

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)