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EXL Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Provides Guidance for Calendar Year 2013

2013-03-01 06:00 ET - News Release

2012 Fourth Quarter Revenues of $117.7 million and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.44

2012 Revenues of $442.9 million and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $1.58

2013 Revenue Guidance of $495.0 million to $505.0 million

2013 Adjusted EPS Guidance of $1.77 to $1.85

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExlService Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXLS), a leading provider of outsourcing and transformation services, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the year ended December 31, 2012.

Rohit Kapoor, Vice Chairman and CEO, commented: "2012 was a year of strong growth and continued investment at EXL. Revenues grew 23% year-over-year, or 27% on a constant currency basis. We drove this growth through robust expansion with our existing clients, record new client wins, and acquisitions. We added forty one new clients, including seventeen in analytics, where we have built a leading presence serving retail banks, as well as six in finance and accounting.

"Along with strong growth, in 2012 we made substantial investments in our company. We added several key executives to our senior leadership team. We made significant investments to develop in-house domain expertise by launching the EXL Center for Talent in India and our Healthcare Academy in the Philippines. Finally, we acquired Landacorp, providing us a differentiated care management platform to enhance our capabilities in healthcare. These investments ensure we are well positioned to capture the substantial growth opportunities in our selected markets, and that we continue to generate sustainable long-term value to shareholders."

Vishal Chhibbar, CFO, commented: "In the fourth quarter, EXL achieved revenues of $117.7 million, up 15% year-over-year, driven by 12% growth in outsourcing and 27% growth in transformation services. On a constant currency basis, revenues grew 16% year-over-year. In the fourth quarter we delivered adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.44, up 21% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter. This year-over-year growth in adjusted earnings per share was driven by strong revenue growth and operating leverage.

"For 2013, based on current visibility and an Indian rupee to U.S. dollar exchange rate of 54, we are providing revenues guidance of $495 million to $505 million, representing annual growth of 12% to 14%. For 2013, we expect to achieve adjusted diluted EPS of $1.77 to $1.85."

Financial Highlights – Fourth Quarter 2012 and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Reconciliations of adjusted financial measures to GAAP are included at the end of this release.

  • Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased 22.9% to $442.9 million compared to $360.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $117.7 million compared to $102.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 and $112.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Outsourcing services revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $366.8 million, up 24.6% compared to $294.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Transformation services revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $76.2 million, up 15.1% compared to $66.2 million in the year ended December 31, 2011.
     
  • Gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 38.6% compared to 39.0% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Gross margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 40.1% compared to 39.5% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Outsourcing services gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 39.2% compared to 39.4% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Outsourcing services gross margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 41.5% compared to 39.5% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Transformation services gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 35.6% compared to 37.0% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Transformation services gross margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 33.6% compared to 39.6% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
     
  • Operating margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 12.9% compared to 11.5% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Operating margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 13.2% compared to 12.4% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted operating margin for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 16.3% compared to 15.3% for the year ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted operating margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 16.3% compared to 15.9% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
     
  • Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $41.8 million compared to $34.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $12.2 million compared to $9.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $92.3 million compared to $73.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $24.5 million compared to $21.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
     
  • Diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $1.26 compared to $1.10 for the year ended December 31, 2011. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $0.36 compared to $0.29 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $1.58 compared to $1.39 for the year ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $0.44 compared to $0.37 for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Business Highlights

  • Won ten new clients during the quarter, including five outsourcing clients and five transformation clients. EXL won forty one new clients in 2012, versus seventeen in 2011.
     
  • Expanded multiple outsourcing services relationships, including migrating 49 new processes in the fourth quarter of 2012.
     
  • Recognized as a "Leader" by Everest Group in its market report, "A PEAK into the Leaders, Major Contenders, and Emerging Players of Insurance BPO," as well as the largest provider of business process outsourcing services to the U.S. insurance industry.
     
  • Launched a strategic alliance with the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow to offer a co-branded business management certification program in operational excellence and consulting. 
     
  • Appointed Leo Curran as Senior Vice President, Head of UK and Europe, and Anup Kumar as Senior Vice President, Head of Product Development and Operations Consulting.
     
  • Grew headcount as of December 31, 2012 to 21,049, compared to 18,884 as of December 31, 2011 and 20,095 as of September 30, 2012.
     
  • Employee attrition for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was 30.4%, compared with 28.5% for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Employee attrition for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 29.3%.
     
  • Partnered with BlackLine Systems to provide cloud-based financial close solutions.

2013 Outlook

Based on current visibility and an Indian rupee to U.S. dollar exchange rate of 54, the Company is providing the following guidance for calendar year 2013:

  • Revenues of $495 million to $505 million.
     
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles and associated tax impacts, of $1.77 to $1.85.

Conference Call and Investor Day

EXL will host a conference call on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's quarterly and annual results and discuss the Company's operating performance and financial outlook.  From 10:00 a.m. (ET) until approximately 12:30 p.m. (ET), EXL will host an investor day at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, NY to review the company's strategy, achievements and growth outlook. The earnings conference call and investor day presentation will be available live via the internet by accessing the investor relations section of EXL's website at ir.exlservice.com, where the accompanying investor-friendly spreadsheet of historical operating and financial data can also be accessed. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the calls and investor day presentations to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

To listen to the conference call or investor day presentations via phone, please dial 1-877-303-6384 or 1-224-357-2191 and an operator will assist you. For those who cannot access the live broadcasts, a replay will be available on the EXL website (ir.exlservice.com).

 About ExlService Holdings, Inc.

ExlService Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXLS) is a leading provider of outsourcing and transformation services. EXL primarily serves the needs of Global 1000 companies from global delivery centers in the insurance, healthcare, utilities, banking and financial services, transportation and logistics and travel sectors. EXL's outsourcing services include a full spectrum of business process management services such as transaction processing and finance and accounting services. Transformation services enable continuous improvement of client processes by bringing together EXL's capabilities in decision analytics, finance transformation and operations and process excellence services. Find additional information about EXL at www.exlservice.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategy. These statements may include words such as "may," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or similar expressions. These statements are based on assumptions that we have made in light of management's experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. You should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect the Company's actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors are discussed in more detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. These risks could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by forward-looking statements in this release. You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made herein, or elsewhere, speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and it is impossible to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. The Company has no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof, except as required by federal securities laws.

 
EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 (Audited)(Unaudited)
 Year ended
December 31,
Three months ended
December 31
 2012201120122011
Revenues  $ 442,930  $ 360,541  $  117,653  $ 102,580
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)  271,876  219,987  70,509  62,015
Gross profit  171,054  140,554  47,144  40,565
Operating expenses:        
General and administrative expenses  57,192  50,660  16,210  14,545
Selling and marketing expenses  31,007  25,582  8,505  6,689
Depreciation and amortization  25,623  22,994  6,891  6,589
Total operating expenses  113,822  99,236  31,606  27,823
Income from operations  57,232  41,318  15,538  12,742
Other income/(expense) :        
Foreign exchange (loss)/gain  (2,509)  3,373  (142)  (573)
Interest and other income, net  1,997  1,957  676  613
Income before income taxes  56,720  46,648  16,072  12,782
Income tax provision  14,884  11,868  3,909  3,229
Net income $ 41,836  $ 34,780  $  12,163  $  9,553
Earnings per share:        
Basic  $  1.31  $ 1.15 $ 0.38  $ 0.31
Diluted  $   1.26  $ 1.10 $ 0.36  $ 0.29
Weighted-average number of shares used in computing earnings per share:        
Basic 31,968,386 30,264,805 32,297,414 31,266,183
Diluted  33,171,105 31,546,144  33,514,446 32,623,251
 
 
EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Audited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
     
 December 31,December 31,
 20122011
Assets   
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 103,037  $ 82,393
Short-term investments  6,137  7,869
Restricted cash  573  934
Accounts receivable, net  73,729  55,672
Prepaid expenses  5,353  4,503
Deferred tax assets, net  7,460  6,228
Advance income tax, net  4,581  3,379
Other current assets  7,065  5,863
Total current assets  207,935  166,841
Fixed assets, net  40,239  42,320
Restricted cash  3,752  3,387
Deferred tax assets, net  13,139  16,495
Intangible assets, net  43,522  36,313
Goodwill  106,671  92,287
Other assets  20,596  19,768
Total assets  $ 435,854  $ 377,411
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 3,604  $ 4,333
Deferred revenue  7,922  7,772
Accrued employee cost  29,393  27,444
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  31,737  30,956
Current portion of capital lease obligations  1,685  1,729
Total current liabilities  74,341  72,234
Capital lease obligations, less current portion  2,679  4,244
Non-current liabilities  14,317  22,458
Total liabilities  91,337  98,936
Commitments and contingencies    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 15,000,000 shares authorized, none issued  --   -- 
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 32,540,082 shares issued and 32,203,820 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and 31,496,461 shares issued and 31,173,064 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2011  33  31
Additional paid-in-capital  195,248  173,926
Retained earnings  188,882  147,046
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (36,647)  (39,858)
Total stockholders' equity including shares held in treasury  347,516  281,145
Less: 336,262 shares as of December 31, 2012 and 323,397 shares as of December 31, 2011, held in treasury, at cost  (3,024)   (2,693)
ExlService Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity  344,492  278,452
Non-controlling interest  25  23
Total stockholders' equity  344,517  278,475
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 435,854  $ 377,411

EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

Reconciliation of Adjusted Financial Measures to GAAP Measures

In addition to its reported operating results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), EXL has included in this release adjusted financial measures (adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share) that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as "non-GAAP financial measures." The adjusted financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations from those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The Company believes that providing these adjusted measures may help investors better understand the Company's underlying financial performance. Management also believes that these adjusted financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period to period comparisons of the Company's results and comparisons of the Company's results with the results of other companies. The Company believes that it is unreasonably difficult to provide its financial outlook in accordance with GAAP for a number of reasons including, without limitation, the Company's inability to predict its future stock-based compensation expense under ASC Topic 718 and the amortization of intangibles associated with further acquisitions. The Company also incurs significant non-cash charges for depreciation that may not be indicative of its ability to generate cash flow.

Additionally, the Company provides certain information on a constant currency basis, which reflects a comparison of current period results translated at the prior period currency rates. This information is provided because the Company believes that it provides useful incremental information to investors regarding the Company's operating performance.

The following table shows the reconciliation of these adjusted financial measures from GAAP measures for the year ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 and for the three months ended December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012:

Reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA
(Amounts in thousands)
           
 Year Ended
December 31,
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 20122011201220112012
Net income (GAAP) $ 41,836  $ 34,780  $ 12,163  $ 9,553  $ 11,703
add: Income tax provision and other income/(expense)  15,396  6,538  3,375  3,189  5,167
Income from operations (GAAP) $ 57,232  $ 41,318  $ 15,538  $ 12,742  $ 16,870
add: Stock-based compensation expense (a)  9,416  9,462  2,087  2,175  1,871
add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles (b)  5,638  4,329  1,555  1,385  1,324
Adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) $ 72,286  $ 55,109  $ 19,180  $ 16,302  $ 20,065
Adjusted operating income margin % 16.3% 15.3% 16.3%15.9% 17.8%
add: Depreciation  19,985  18,665  5,336  5,204  5,009
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) $ 92,271  $ 73,774  $ 24,516  $ 21,506  $ 25,074
Adjusted EBITDA margin % 20.8% 20.5% 20.8% 21.0% 22.3%
           
(a)  To exclude stock-based compensation expense under ASC Topic 718.          
(b)  To exclude amortization of acquisition-related intangibles.          
 
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
           
 Year Ended
December 31,
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 20122011201220112012
Net income (GAAP) $ 41,836  $ 34,780  $ 12,163  $ 9,553  $ 11,703
add: Stock-based compensation expense (a)  9,416  9,462  2,087  2,175  1,871
add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles (b)  5,638  4,329  1,555  1,385  1,324
subtract: Tax impact on stock-based compensation expense  (3,601)  (3,897)  (687)  (974)  (753)
subtract: Tax impact on amortization of acquisition-related intangibles  (774)  (785)  (218)  (187)  (179)
Adjusted net income $ 52,515  $ 43,889  $ 14,900  $ 11,952  $ 13,966
Adjusted diluted earnings per share$ 1.58$ 1.39 $ 0.44  $ 0.37  $ 0.42
           
(a)  To exclude stock-based compensation expense under ASC Topic 718.        
(b)  To exclude amortization of acquisition-related intangibles.           
CONTACT: Charles Murphy, CFA
         Head of Investor Relations
         ExlService Holdings, Inc.
         280 Park Avenue
         New York, NY 10017
         (212) 624-5913
         charles.murphy@exlservice.com

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