MicroStrategy Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

2008-08-04 18:43:00

MicroStrategy Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Product Support and Other Services Revenues Increase 19% and Second Quarter

         Revenue from Continuing Operations Up 14%, Year-Over-Year



    MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4 /EMWPresswire/ -- MicroStrategy(R)

Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business

intelligence software, today announced financial results for the

three-month period ended June 30, 2008 (the second quarter of its 2008

fiscal year).



    Second quarter 2008 revenue from continuing operations was $88.9

million versus $78.1 million for the second quarter of 2007, a 14%

increase. This marked the twenty-second consecutive quarter of

year-over-year revenue growth. Product licenses revenues for the second

quarter of 2008 were $21.1 million versus $21.7 million for the second

quarter of 2007, a 3% decrease. Product support and other services revenues

for MicroStrategy's core business intelligence business in the second

quarter of 2008 were $65.1 million versus $54.8 million for the second

quarter of 2007, a 19% increase. In order to focus its resources on its

core business intelligence software and services business, the Company

plans to sell its Alarm.com business. Accordingly, financial results for

Alarm.com are classified in the Company's financial results as discontinued

operations. The Company continues to explore strategic alternatives for its

Angel.com business unit but, in light of recent growth in that business and

changes in market conditions, the Company is no longer able to conclude

that a sale of Angel.com is probable in the near term and has therefore

reclassified Angel.com's financial results so that they are reflected in

the Company's continuing operations.



    Operating expenses from continuing operations for the second quarter of

2008 were $57.7 million versus $47.2 million for the second quarter of

2007, a 22% increase. The increase in second quarter operating expenses was

primarily due to an increase in the worldwide employee headcount and

related expenses of the Company's core business intelligence business.

During the second quarter of 2008, MicroStrategy capitalized $2.9 million

in software development costs. Consolidated income from continuing

operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $15.1 million, or 17% of

revenue, versus $18.2 million, or 23% of revenue, for the second quarter of

2007. Net income for the second quarter of 2008 was $8.1 million, or $0.66

per share on a diluted basis, compared to $11.6 million, or $0.90 per share

on a diluted basis, for the second quarter of 2007.



    "The second quarter of 2008 presented a challenging macro economic

environment for businesses, government agencies and consumers around the

world," said Arthur S. Locke, III, MicroStrategy's Executive Vice

President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer. "In this environment, our

global team achieved product licenses revenues above $21 million while

increasing our product support and services revenues by 19%. During these

times, we know that our software can be more valuable than ever to our

customers, and we are committed to providing high quality products and

services to help ensure our customer applications are a success."



    For the second quarter of 2008, MicroStrategy's effective tax rate on

income from continuing operations was 49.4%, compared to 39.6% in the

second quarter of 2007. The increase in the effective tax rate was

primarily caused by an adjustment to the Company's deferred tax asset for

state net operating losses and, to a lesser extent, net losses in certain

foreign subsidiaries for which the Company is not currently able to

recognize a tax benefit from those losses for financial reporting purposes.



    During the second quarter of 2008, MicroStrategy repurchased 39,208

shares of its class A common stock for $3.0 million at an average price per

share of $77.05, including broker commissions. As of June 30, 2008,

MicroStrategy had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $119.6

million. As of June 30, 2008, MicroStrategy had 9,114,111 shares of class A

common stock and 2,770,244 shares of class B common stock outstanding.



    New Customers and New Deals with Existing Customers in Q2 2008

Included:



    Adobe Systems Incorporated; Alticor; Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc.;

Capital Group Companies; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Comcast

Cable Communication Management LLC; Con-way Enterprise Services, Inc.;

David's Bridal; Department of the Navy; DHL; Family Dollar Store; Godiva

Chocolatier, Inc.; Herbalife International of America, Inc.; Interstate

Batteries; KeySpan Corporate Services LLC; McAfee, Inc.; Meredith

Corporation; Micro Electronics, Inc.; Monaco Coach Corporation; Netflix;

Northwest Evaluation Association; Nygard International; PPL Services

Corporation; Reitmans Canada Limited; Ross Stores, Inc.; Starwood Hotels &

Resorts, Inc.; The First American Corporation; U.S. House of

Representatives; Unisource Worldwide; UNISYS Corporation; US Postal

Service; VHA Inc.; and Wilton Products, Inc.



    Examples of Customer Deals from Q2 2008:



    David's Bridal



    With more than 50 years of bridal experience, David's Bridal is the

largest bridal retailer in the country with more than 280 locations

nationwide. David's Bridal uses the MicroStrategy BI Platform to support

key reporting and analysis needs for the entire organization, from store

managers all the way up to the CEO.



    Family Dollar Store



    Family Dollar is one of the fastest growing discount store chains in

the United States with stores in 44 states. Family Dollar has expanded its

use of MicroStrategy to generate sales and inventory reports for greater

insight into what products are selling at its 6,500 stores. Family Dollar

selected MicroStrategy based on its intuitive user interface and proven

scalability in large data warehousing environments.



    McAfee, Inc.



    McAfee, Inc., the world's largest dedicated security technology

company, has selected MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards(TM)

because of its scalability to handle large volumes of data and ease-of-use.



    Wilton Products, Inc.



    Wilton Products, Inc. has been using MicroStrategy's Business

Intelligence Platform for five years and it recently expanded access to

hundreds of employees. Wilton's management and key personnel rely on

MicroStrategy to obtain insight into multiple business areas, including

finance and accounting, inventory, customer service, sales administration,

and product development. Wilton uses MicroStrategy software for real time

sales reporting on 18,000 SKUs.



    Latest Release of MicroStrategy 8(TM) Software



    The latest release of MicroStrategy 8 software was made generally

available on July 18, 2008. The new release offers enhancements to

MicroStrategy Mobile(TM), MicroStrategy Integrity Manager(TM), and

integration with SAP BI. In addition, MicroStrategy now offers interactive

reporting and analysis on the Apple(R) iPhone(TM).



    The new MicroStrategy 8 release offers a broad range of user-friendly

features to MicroStrategy Mobile. MicroStrategy Mobile users can now access

a host of new data views for dashboards and reports on their BlackBerry(R)

smartphones. Users can reformat reports and save the formatting changes to

share with other mobile users. In addition, reports can be displayed

incrementally on the BlackBerry, which gives users greater speed in viewing

exceptionally large reports.



    MicroStrategy Integrity Manager is used to automatically detect

inconsistencies and inaccuracies in reports and dashboards. In the latest

release, enhancements to Integrity Manager include highlighting specific

inconsistencies found in SQL generation, grid reports, graphs, dashboards,

and Excel(R) reports. Additionally, IT personnel can now compare

performance statistics for every report or dashboard run, including

average, minimum, and maximum report execution times, and compare the

variances to baseline statistics.



    The latest version of MicroStrategy 8 software provides deeper

integration with SAP BI to help organizations achieve faster time-to-value

for their BI applications. MicroStrategy customers can further leverage

their existing SAP investments with improved capabilities to design,

publish, administer, and maintain their SAP reports. MicroStrategy now

offers enhanced reuse of SAP BI objects that accelerate SAP report

development, enabling higher-quality development in less time.



    As part of this new release, MicroStrategy offers interactive reporting

and analysis directly on the iPhone. iPhone users can view detailed

operational reports, business charts and graphs, and user-friendly

dashboards featuring key performance indicators (KPIs). With the iPhone

touchscreen interface, users can interact with MicroStrategy reports and

dashboards by intuitively sorting, pivoting, filtering, and drilling for

greater insights. iPhone users can scroll through report content and

magnify specific areas of a report or dashboard. MicroStrategy reports and

dashboards do not need to be reformatted for viewing on the iPhone, giving

users easy access to the same important information that they see on their

desktop computers. To see MicroStrategy's BI application on the iPhone,

visit http://www.microstrategy.com/iPhoneDemo.



    MicroStrategy Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary as Public Company



    MicroStrategy celebrated its 10-year anniversary as a public company on

June 11, 2008. MicroStrategy Chairman and CEO, Michael Saylor, rang the

Opening Bell at NASDAQ to commemorate the occasion. MicroStrategy's annual

revenues have grown from $96 million in 1998 to $351 million in 2007 and

the number of employees has increased from 907 to 1,582. Today, the Company

has direct operations in more than 20 countries. MicroStrategy's technology

and leadership have earned many accolades over the years, including recent

recognition in Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list and a

position in the 'Leaders' Quadrant of Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for

Business Intelligence Platforms Report.



    Industry Awards



    MicroStrategy customer, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, received the 2008

Best Practices Award from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) for its

online risk management platform, i-aXs(R). Guy Carpenter uses

MicroStrategy's business intelligence software, along with mapping

technology, to provide its insurance company clients with a highly visual

and intuitive display of natural or manmade event data. TDWI's Best

Practices Awards program is designed to identify and honor companies that

have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying, and maintaining BI

and Data Warehouse (DW) applications.



    Ahold, a long-time MicroStrategy customer, received the top Business

Intelligence Award at the BI-Congress in the Netherlands. Albert Heijn, a

supermarket division of Ahold, was named 'the smartest organization in the

Netherlands' for its enterprise-wide business intelligence environment.

Netherlands-based Ahold uses MicroStrategy to conduct sales and customer

analyses at its Albert Heijn supermarkets and other Ahold holdings in

Europe and the United States. In selecting the award winner, more than 120

companies were researched on 60 different topics considered key elements in

creating an intelligent organization.



    MicroStrategy Events



    MicroStrategy held its Business Intelligence Symposium in New York City

on July 22-23, 2008. The Symposium offered a broad range of educational

sessions and customer presentations featuring best practices in business

intelligence. Some of the companies that presented at the Symposium

included AutoTrader.com, Con-way Freight, Corporate Express, GUESS?, Inc.,

Guy Carpenter, H&R Block Financial Advisors, and VHA.



    In conjunction with the New York Symposium, MicroStrategy hosted two

half- day industry-specific events: the Financial Services Industry Forum

and the Retail Industry Forum. These programs brought together industry

representatives to participate in roundtable discussions on relevant topics

and share strategies for using business intelligence to solve industry

challenges.



    On July 30, 2008, MicroStrategy hosted a one-hour webcast, "Strategies

for Optimizing Your Business Intelligence Experience." The webcast featured

Nigel Pendse, leading industry analyst and author of The BI Survey and The

OLAP Survey, who outlined BI optimization strategies based on his analysis

of more than 1,800 companies' business intelligence experiences. Herbalife,

a MicroStrategy customer, also shared success strategies and lessons

learned in business intelligence.



    MicroStrategy World 2009 will be held January 13-16, 2009 at the Wynn

Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will feature more than 100

educational sessions, dozens of customer speakers from industry-leading

organizations, and an exhibit hall showcasing MicroStrategy partners.

MicroStrategy World 2009 will also include an update on the Company's

latest technology advances, insightful keynote presentations, and

networking opportunities.



    About MicroStrategy Incorporated



    Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business

intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting,

analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations

worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose

MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated

analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at http://www.microstrategy.com.



    MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 8, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence

Platform, MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards, MicroStrategy

Mobile, and MicroStrategy Integrity Manager are either trademarks or

registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States

and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned

herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.



    This press release may include statements that may constitute "forward-

looking statements," including estimates of future business prospects or

financial results and statements containing the words "believe,"

"estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking

statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause

actual results of MicroStrategy Incorporated and its subsidiaries

(collectively, the "Company") to differ materially from the forward-looking

statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include: the

ability of the Company to implement and achieve widespread customer

acceptance of its MicroStrategy 8 software on a timely basis; the Company's

ability to recognize deferred revenue through delivery of products or

satisfactory performance of services; continued acceptance of the Company's

products in the marketplace; the timing of significant orders; delays in

the Company's ability to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of

new products; the Company's ability to effect the sale of its Alarm.com

business on acceptable terms, or at all; competitive factors; general

economic conditions; currency fluctuations; and other risks detailed in the

Company's registration statements and periodic reports filed with the

Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking

statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements

for revisions or changes after the date of this release.




Contact: MicroStrategy Incorporated Investor Relations ir@microstrategy.com (703) 848-8600 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 (unaudited) (unaudited)(unaudited) (unaudited) Revenues Product licenses $21,052 $21,699 $43,179 $38,398 Product support and other services 67,804 56,353 131,581 110,517 Total revenues 88,856 78,052 174,760 148,915 Cost of Revenues Product licenses 461 854 1,020 1,443 Product support and other services 15,648 11,771 29,594 23,141 Total cost of revenues 16,109 12,625 30,614 24,584 Gross profit 72,747 65,427 144,146 124,331 Operating Expenses Sales and marketing 34,484 26,096 64,172 50,679 Research and development 8,203 9,207 18,527 15,847 General and administrative 15,001 11,887 32,311 25,006 Total operating expenses 57,688 47,190 115,010 91,532 Income from continuing operations before financing and other income and income taxes 15,059 18,237 29,136 32,799 Financing and Other Income Interest income, net 660 875 1,458 1,855 Other (expense) income, net (102) (11) (963) 37 Total financing and other income (expense) 558 864 495 1,892 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 15,617 19,101 29,631 34,691 Provision for income taxes 7,719 7,565 12,772 13,358 Income from continuing operations 7,898 11,536 16,859 21,333 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax provision ($197 and $54 for the three months ended, respectively, and $123 and $100 for the six months ended, respectively 228 77 (435) 125 Net Income $8,126 $11,613 $16,424 $21,458 Basic earnings (loss) per share (1): From continuing operations $0.66 $0.93 $1.42 $1.71 From discontinued operations $0.02 $0.01 $(0.04) $0.01 Basic earnings per share $0.68 $0.94 $1.38 $1.72 Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing basic earnings per share 11,870 12,404 11,897 12,484 Diluted earnings (loss) per share (1): From continuing operations $0.64 $0.89 $1.36 $1.63 From discontinued operations $0.02 $0.01 $(0.03) $0.01 Diluted earnings per share $0.66 $0.90 $1.33 $1.64 Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing diluted earnings per share 12,324 12,940 12,351 13,048 (1) Basic and fully diluted earnings per share for class A and class B common stock are the same MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) Core BI Business Angel.com Consolidated Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2007 Revenues Product licenses $21,052 $21,699 $- $- $21,052 $21,699 Product support and other services 65,064 54,771 - - 65,064 54,771 Angel.com telephony services - - 2,740 1,582 2,740 1,582 Total revenues 86,116 76,470 2,740 1,582 88,856 78,052 Cost of Revenues Product licenses 461 854 - - 461 854 Product support and services revenues 15,208 11,278 - - 15,208 11,278 Angel.com telephony services - - 440 493 440 493 Total cost of revenues 15,669 12,132 440 493 16,109 12,625 Gross profit 70,447 64,338 2,300 1,089 72,747 65,427 Operating Expenses Sales and marketing 32,063 24,587 2,421 1,509 34,484 26,096 Research and development 7,259 8,507 944 700 8,203 9,207 General and administrative 14,911 11,887 90(a) -(a) 15,001 11,887 Total operating expenses 54,233 44,981 3,455 2,209 57,688 47,190 Income (loss) from continuing operations 16,214 19,357 (1,155) (1,120) 15,059 18,237 Financing and Other Income Interest income, net 660 875 - - 660 875 Other expense, net (102) (11) - - (102) (11) Total financing and other income 558 864 - - 558 864 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes $16,772 $20,221 $(1,155) $(1,120) $15,617 $19,101 Provision for income taxes 7,719 7,565 Income from continuing operations 7,898 11,536 Income from discontinued operations, net of tax 228 77 Net income $8,126 $11,613 Basic earnings per share: From continuing operations $ 0.66 $0.93 From discontinued operations $ 0.02 $0.01 Basic earnings per share $ 0.68 $0.94 Diluted earnings per share From continuing operations $ 0.64 $0.89 From discontinued operations $ 0.02 $0.01 Diluted earnings per share $ 0.66 $0.90 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 11,870 12,404 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 12,324 12,940 (a) An insignificant amount of general and administrative services is provided to the Angel.com business unit by MicroStrategy's core business operations. MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited) Core BI Business Angel.com Consolidated Six Months Ended Six Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2007 Revenues Product licenses $43,179 $38,398 $- $- $43,179 $38,398 Product support and other services 126,476 107,425 - - 126,476 107,425 Angel.com telephony services - - 5,105 3,092 5,105 3,092 Total revenues 169,655 145,823 5,105 3,092 174,760 148,915 Cost of Revenues Product licenses 1,020 1,443 - - 1,020 1,443 Product support and services revenues 28,694 22,205 - - 28,694 22,205 Angel.com telephony services - - 900 936 900 936 Total cost of revenues 29,714 23,648 900 936 30,614 24,584 Gross profit 139,941 122,175 4,205 2,156 144,146 124,331 Operating Expenses Sales and marketing 60,195 47,752 3,977 2,927 64,172 50,679 Research and development 16,995 14,433 1,532 1,414 18,527 15,847 General and administrative 32,161 25,006 150(a) -(a) 32,311 25,006 Total operating expenses 109,351 87,191 5,659 4,341 115,010 91,532 Income (loss) from continuing operations 30,590 34,984 (1,454) (2,185) 29,136 32,799 Financing and Other Income Interest income, net 1,458 1,855 - - 1,458 1,855 Other expense (income), net (963) 37 - - (963) 37 Total financing and other income 495 1,892 - - 495 1,892 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes $31,085 $36,876 $(1,454) $(2,185) $29,631 $34,691 Provision for income taxes 12,772 13,358 Income from continuing operations 16,859 21,333 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (435) 125 Net income $16,424 $21,458 Basic earnings (loss) per share: From continuing operations $ 1.42 $1.71 From discontinued operations $(0.04) $0.01 Basic earnings per share $ 1.38 $1.72 Diluted earnings (loss) per share From continuing operations $ 1.36 $1.63 From discontinued operations $(0.03) $0.01 Diluted earnings per share $ 1.33 $1.64 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 11,897 12,484 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 12,351 13,048 (a) An insignificant amount of general and administrative services is provided to the Angel.com business unit by MicroStrategy's core business operations. MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except per share data) June 30, December 31, 2008 2007 Assets (unaudited) (audited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $119,603 $85,194 Restricted cash and investments 2,293 2,982 Accounts receivable, net 40,405 49,392 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,618 12,106 Deferred tax assets, net 24,829 29,652 Assets held-for-sale 8,846 4,272 Total current assets 209,594 183,598 Property and equipment, net 8,954 9,473 Capitalized software development cost, net 4,604 2,340 Deposits and other assets 11,907 11,433 Deferred tax assets, net 31,805 35,347 Total Assets $266,864 $242,191 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $23,612 $22,083 Accrued compensation and employee benefits 33,034 38,604 Deferred revenue and advance payments 75,825 64,234 Liabilities held-for-sale 8,571 3,436 Total current liabilities 141,042 128,357 Deferred revenue and advance payments 1,127 1,368 Other long-term liabilities 10,279 9,137 Total Liabilities 152,448 138,862 Stockholders' Equity Preferred stock undesignated, $0.001 par value; 5,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding - - Class A common stock, $0.001 par value; 330,000 shares authorized; 14,161 shares issued and 9,114 shares outstanding, and 14,113 shares issued and 9,184 shares outstanding, respectively 14 14 Class B common stock, $0.001 par value; 165,000 shares authorized; 2,770 issued and outstanding, respectively 3 3 Additional paid-in capital 450,464 448,229 Treasury stock, at cost; 5,047 and 4,929 shares, respectively (366,191) (357,804) Accumulated other comprehensive income 3,744 2,929 Retained earnings 26,382 9,958 Total Stockholders' Equity 114,416 103,329 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $266,864 $242,191 MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) (unaudited) Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 2007 Operating activities: Net income $16,424 $21,458 Plus: Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net 435 $(125) Income from continuing operations 16,859 21,333 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 3,102 3,837 Bad debt expense 561 626 Deferred taxes 8,539 10,647 Stock-based compensation 45 296 Excess tax benefits from stock-based payment arrangements (178) (2,191) Other, net 32 70 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 10,656 18,228 Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1,142) 43 Deposits and other assets (334) (1,512) Accounts payable and accrued expenses, compensation and employee benefits, accrued interest (6,091) (12,425) Deferred revenue and advance payments 8,345 9,465 Other long-term liabilities 1,198 1,336 Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations 41,592 49,753 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities from discontinued operations 472 (3,125) Net cash provided by operating activities 42,064 46,628 Investing activities: Advance deposits on purchases of property and equipment - (5,000) Purchases of property and equipment, net (1,770) (2,069) Capitalized software development costs (2,862) (2,419) Decrease in restricted cash and investments 758 39 Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations (3,874) (9,449) Net cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations (84) (43) Net cash used in investing activities (3,958) (9,492) Financing activities: Proceeds from sale of class A common stock under exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plan 1,986 1,816 Excess tax benefits from stock- based payment arrangements 178 2,191 Purchases of treasury stock (8,387) (44,740) Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations (6,223) (40,733) Net cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations - - Net cash used in financing activities (6,223) (40,733) Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 2,526 757 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations 34,409 (2,840) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 85,194 78,980 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $119,603 $76,140

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