April 27, 2017

Teradata Reports 2017 First Quarter Results

ATLANTA, April 27, 2017 — Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC) reported revenue of $491 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, versus $545 million in the first quarter of 2016. However, revenue in the first quarter of 2016 included $34 million of revenue from the Marketing Applications business that Teradata sold on July 1, 2016.

As reported under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Teradata recorded a net loss of $2 million in the first quarter, or $(0.02) per share, which compared to a net loss of $46 million, or $(0.36) per share, in the first quarter of 2016.  Excluding stock-based compensation expense, and the special items described in footnote #3, non-GAAP net income in the first quarter of 2017 was $37 million, or $0.28 per diluted share. 2016 first quarter non-GAAP net income was $62 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, which excluded stock-based compensation expense, special items and the Marketing Applications business.(3)

“I remain confident in our strategy and our people as we power through our business transformation. Our technology remains best of breed and our customers continue to rely on our services; and now, we offer greater choices in how our customers can purchase and deploy Teradata for analytics.  This is a winning combination,” said Victor Lund, president and CEO, Teradata Corporation. “Our team is focused on driving successful business outcomes for our customers and is energized about our future.”

Segment Revenue Performance
(in millions)

For the Three Months Ended March 31

Data and Analytics

2017

2016

% Change as
Reported

% Change
in Constant
Currency(1)

   Americas

$267

$295

(9%)

(10%)

   International

224

216

4%

7%

Total Data and Analytics

$491

$511

(4%)

(3%)

Marketing Applications

34

(100%)

(100%)

Total Revenue

$491

$545

(10%)

(9%)

Gross Margin

Gross margin was 45.6 percent, versus 49.4 percent reported in the first quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding stock-based compensation expense, special items and the Marketing Applications business from the first quarter of 2016, gross margin was 51.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017, versus 54.2 percent in the first quarter of 2016.(3) The decrease in gross margin rate for the quarter resulted from a higher mix of services versus product revenue and lower services margin.

Operating Income

Teradata incurred an operating loss of $1 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a $42 million operating loss in the first quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding stock-based compensation expense, special items and the Marketing Applications business from the first quarter of 2016, operating income was $58 million in the first quarter of 2017, versus $92 million in the first quarter of 2016.(3) The year-over-year decrease in first quarter non-GAAP operating income was primarily due to lower revenue, lower gross margin rate, and incremental operating expenses to support Teradata’s strategic initiatives.

Cash Flow

Teradata generated $248 million of cash from operating activities in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $250 million in the same period in 2016.

Teradata generated $230 million of free cash flow (cash from operating activities less capital expenditures and additions to capitalized software)(2) in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $224 million in 2016.(2)

Balance Sheet

Teradata ended the first quarter 2017 with $1.164 billion in cash, which was substantially all held outside the United States. During the quarter, the company used $43 million of domestic cash to repurchase approximately 1.4 million shares of its common stock.

As of March 31, 2017, Teradata had total debt of approximately $563 million, all of which was outstanding under a term loan.  Teradata had no borrowings under its $400 million revolving credit facility as of March 31, 2017.

Expectations

As Teradata’s customers have begun to shift to the company’s new subscription-based pricing and deployment options, it is difficult to estimate how much full-year 2017 reported revenue could be impacted by the ratable manner in which revenue is recognized for these new purchasing options.

Teradata is providing its current views with respect to the company’s second quarter revenue and earnings per share.  However, such expectations are also highly dependent upon the rate at which customers convert to subscription-based transactions as well as the factors described in the company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2017 is anticipated to be in the $510 to $530 million range. Second quarter GAAP earnings per share is projected to be in the $0.01 to $0.06 range. On a non-GAAP basis, which excludes stock-based compensation expense, and other special items, earnings per share is expected to be in the $0.25 to $0.30 range.(3)

Business Transformation Update

Teradata made a number of advancements in the execution of its business transformation plan in the first quarter, including realigning its sales resources to focus on the greatest revenue opportunities. These customers and prospects are typically large enterprises with complex analytics requirements and the need to scale.  This target market aligns best with Teradata’s core strengths and competitive advantages.

Additionally, Teradata continued to add talent in sales, engineering and consulting, as well as make further investments in technology and infrastructure to better align with customer preferences and the evolving market place. Teradata also continued to advance its hybrid cloud technology and introduced new licensing options and pricing tiers, offering customers additional choice and greater flexibility in how they leverage analytics for business advantage.

Earnings Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled today at 8:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss the company’s first quarter 2017 results. Access to the conference call, as well as a replay of the call, is available on Teradata’s website at investor.teradata.com.

Supplemental Financial Information

Additional information regarding Teradata’s operating results is provided below as well as on the Investor Relations page of Teradata’s website.

  1. The impact of currency is determined by calculating the prior-period results using the current-year monthly average currency rates as indicated in the “segment revenue performance” section of this release. See the foreign currency fluctuation schedule on the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at investor.teradata.com, which is used to determine revenue on a constant currency (“CC”) basis.
  2. As described below, the company believes that free cash flow is a useful non-GAAP measure for investors. Teradata defines free cash flow as cash provided/used by operating activities less capital expenditures for property and equipment, and additions to capitalized software. Free cash flow does not have a uniform definition under GAAP and therefore, Teradata’s definition may differ from other companies’ definitions of this measure. Teradata’s management uses free cash flow to assess the financial performance of the company and believes it is useful for investors because it relates the operating cash flow of the company to the capital that is spent to continue and improve business operations. In particular, free cash flow indicates the amount of cash generated after capital expenditures for, among other things, investment in the company’s existing businesses, strategic acquisitions, strengthening the company’s balance sheet, repurchase of the company’s stock and repayment of the company’s debt obligations, if any. Free cash flow does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since there may be other nondiscretionary expenditures that are not deducted from the measure. This non-GAAP measure is not meant to be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to, results determined in accordance with GAAP, and should be read only in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Effective the first quarter of 2017, the company no longer capitalizes certain software development costs; rather, these costs are currently expensed as research and development costs and are included as a component of cash provided by operating activities; this change does not impact the methodology of the free cash flow calculation.

For the Three Months
Ended March 31

(in millions)

2017

2016

Cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$248

$250

   Less capital expenditures for:

      Expenditures for property and equipment

(16)

(8)

      Additions to capitalized software

(2)

(18)

           Total capital expenditures

(18)

(26)

Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP measure)(3)

$230

$224

3.     Teradata reports its results in accordance with GAAP. However, as described below, the company believes that certain non-GAAP measures (such as non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, or EPS, all of which exclude certain items, sold businesses, as well as free cash flow) are useful for investors. Our non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as substitutes for, or superior to, results determined in accordance with GAAP, and should be read only in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The following tables reconcile Teradata’s actual and projected results and EPS under GAAP to the company’s actual and projected non-GAAP results and EPS for the periods presented, which exclude certain specified items. Our management internally uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures, such as gross margin, operating income, net income and EPS, excluding certain items, to understand, manage and evaluate our business and support operating decisions on a regular basis. The company believes such non-GAAP financial measures (1) provide useful information to investors regarding the underlying business trends and performance of the company’s ongoing operations, (2) are useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations and results, that may be more easily compared to peer companies and allow investors a view of the company’s operating results excluding stock-based compensation expense, special items and transactions such as sold businesses, including the Marketing Applications business which was sold on July 1, 2016, (3) provide useful information to management and investors regarding present and future business trends, and (4) provide consistency and comparability with past reports and projections of future results.

Teradata’s reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in this release.

(in millions, except per share data)

For the Three Months

Ended March 31

Gross Profit:

2017

2016

%Chg

as

Rpt’d

 GAAP Gross Profit

$224

$269

(17%)

   % of Revenue

45.6%

49.4%

  Excluding:

   Stock-based compensation expense

4

4

   Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

2

   Acquisition, integration, reorganization and transformation related costs

2

3

   Marketing Applications gross profit*

(17)

   Capitalized Software ASC 985-20

21

16

 Non-GAAP Gross Profit   

$251

$277

(9%)

   % of Revenue

51.1%

54.2%

Operating (Loss)/Income:

 GAAP Operating Loss:

$(1)

$(42)

   % of Revenue

(0.2%)

(7.7%)

 Excluding:

   Stock-based compensation expense

16

21

   Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

1

5

   Acquisition, integration, reorganization and transformation related costs

21

20

   Impairment of goodwill and other assets

80

   Capitalized Software ASC 985-20

21

   Marketing Applications operating loss*

8

 Non-GAAP Operating Income   

$58

$92

(37%)

   % of Revenue

11.8%

18.0%

Net (Loss)/Income:

 GAAP Net Loss

$(2)

$(46)

   % of Revenue

(0.4%)

(8.4%)

  Excluding:

   Stock-based compensation expense

16

21

   Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

1

5

   Acquisition, integration, reorganization and transformation related costs

21

20

   Impairment of goodwill and other assets

80

   Capitalized Software ASC 985-20

21

   Marketing Applications net loss*

8

   Income tax adjustments**

(20)

(26)

 Non-GAAP Net Income   

$37

$62

(40%)

   % of Revenue

7.5%

12.1%

Three Months

Ended March 31

Earnings Per Share:

2017

2016

Q2 2017

Expectations

 GAAP Loss Per Share

$(0.02)

$(0.36)

$0.01 – $0.06

 Excluding:

   Stock-based compensation expense

0.12

0.16

0.14

   Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

0.01

0.04

0.01

   Acquisition, integration, reorganization and transformation related costs

0.16

0.15

0.08

   Impairment of goodwill and other assets

0.61

   Capitalized Software ASC 985-20

0.16

0.13

   Marketing Applications loss per share*

0.06

   Income tax adjustments**

(0.15)

(0.19)

(0.12)

 Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share

$0.28

$0.47

$0.25 – $0.30

*Represents the results of operations of Teradata’s Marketing Applications business, which is an adjustment to arrive at non-GAAP results due to sale of this business on July 1, 2016. 

**Represents the income tax effect of the pre-tax adjustments to reconcile GAAP to Non-GAAP income based on the applicable jurisdictional statutory tax rate of the underlying item. Including the income tax effect assists investors in understanding the tax provision associated with those adjustments and the effective tax rate related to the underlying business and performance of the company’s ongoing operations.

Note to Investors

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements as to anticipated or expected results, beliefs, opinions and future financial performance, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include projections of revenue, profit growth and other financial items, future economic performance and statements concerning analysts’ earnings estimates, among other things. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Teradata’s actual results to differ materially. In addition to the factors discussed in this release, other risks and uncertainties could affect our future results, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include those relating to: the global economic environment in general or on the ability of our suppliers to meet their commitments to us, or the timing of purchases by our current and potential customers, and other general economic and business conditions; the rapidly changing and intensely competitive nature of the information technology industry and the data analytics business, including the increased pressure on price/performance for data analytics solutions and changes in customers’ buying patterns; fluctuations in our operating results, unanticipated delays or accelerations in our sales cycles and the difficulty of accurately estimating revenues; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of our business transformation program, divestitures, senior management changes, or other restructuring and cost saving initiatives; risks inherent in operating in foreign countries, including the impact of economic, political, legal, regulatory, compliance, cultural, foreign currency fluctuations and other conditions abroad (including Brexit); the timely and successful development, production or acquisition and market acceptance of new and existing products and services, including our ability to accelerate market acceptance of new products and services as well as the reliability, quality, security and operability of new products because of the difficulty and complexity associated with their testing and production; tax rates; turnover of workforce and the ability to attract and retain skilled employees; availability and successful exploitation of new acquisition and alliance opportunities; our ability to execute integration plans for newly acquired entities, including the possibility that expected synergies and operating efficiencies may not be achieved, that such integration efforts may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected, and that operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) may be greater than expected following the transaction; recurring revenue may decline or fail to be renewed; changes in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the resulting impact, if any, on the company’s accounting policies; continued efforts to establish and maintain best-in-class and secure internal information technology and control systems; and other factors described from time-to-time in the company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q, as well as the company’s annual reports to stockholders. The company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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