Stock in Focus – Citrix Systems, (NASDAQ: CTXS)

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) recently stated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, Citrix achieved revenue of $802 million, contrast to $778 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, representing 3 percent revenue growth. For fiscal year 2018, Citrix stated annual revenue of $2.97 billion, contrast to $2.82 billion for fiscal year 2017, a 5 percent increase.

GAAP Results

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $166 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, contrast to a net loss of $284 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Net income (loss) for the fourth quarter of fiscal years 2018 and 2017 includes restructuring charges of $4 million and $54 million, respectively, for severance and facility closing costs. Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 includes charges for the estimated impact from the enactment of U.S. tax reform related to the transition tax on accumulated overseas profits and the reduction of our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities because of the U.S. federal tax rate reduction from 35% to 21%. About $364 million in tax expense was recorded for transition tax on foreign earnings and profits, and about $65 million in tax expense was recorded related to the reduction of U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities, resulting in total charges of $429 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Annual net income for fiscal year 2018 was $576 million, or $3.94 per diluted share, contrast to $22 million, or $0.14 per diluted share for fiscal year 2017. Net income for fiscal years 2018 and 2017 includes restructuring charges of $17 million and $72 million, respectively, for severance and facility closing costs. Annual net income for fiscal year 2018 also includes a $27 million benefit related to adjustments in our estimates of the one-time effects of U.S. tax reform. Annual net income for fiscal year 2017 also includes $429 million in charges for the estimated impact from the enactment of U.S. tax reform related to the transition tax on accumulated overseas profits and the reduction of our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $232 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, contrast to $248 million, or $1.66 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal years 2018 and 2017 excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of attained intangible assets, amortization of debt discount, restructuring charges and the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 also excludes the tax impact related to the separation of the GoTo business together with charges for the estimated impact from the enactment of U.S. tax reform related to the transition tax on accumulated overseas profits and the reduction of our US deferred tax assets and liabilities because of the U.S. federal tax rate reduction from 35% to 21%. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal years 2018 and 2017 also reflects the anti-dilutive impact of the company’s convertible note hedges.

Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 was $791 million, or $5.65 per diluted share, contrast to $744 million, or $4.85 per diluted share for fiscal year 2017. Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal years 2018 and 2017 excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of attained intangible assets, amortization of debt discount, restructuring charges, and the tax effects related to these items. Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2018 excludes a benefit related to adjustments in our estimates of the one-time effects of U.S. tax reform. Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2017 also excludes costs related to the separation of the GoTo business and related tax impacts together with charges for the estimated impact from U.S. tax reform related to the transition tax and the reduction of our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for fiscal years 2018 and 2017 also reflects the anti-dilutive impact of the company’s convertible note hedges.

In addition to financial results, Citrix also declared that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share payable on March 22, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 8, 2019. During the fourth quarter of 2018, Citrix repurchased $380 million of shares, concluding its commitment from the fourth quarter of 2017 to return $2 billion to shareholders, and further returned $47 million to shareholders through its inaugural quarterly dividend.

“I am very happy with our strong fourth quarter and full year results. All of our key performance metrics came in at or above the targets we offered. More importantly, our subscription model transition accelerated,” said David Henshall, president and CEO.

“Recently, I believe we have the best product portfolio we’ve ever had and our long-term vision is resonating with both customers and with partners. The opportunities we see in both Digital Workspace and Networking combined with the investments we are making in the business give me confidence in Citrix’s outlook in the years ahead.”

Q4 Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 contrast to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017:

  • Subscription revenue increased 45 percent;
  • Product and license reduced 11 percent;
  • Support and services increased 2 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the EMEA region by 10 percent; increased in the APJ region by 4 percent; and reduced in the Americas region by 1 percent;
  • Deferred and unbilled revenue totaled $2.17 billion as of December 31, 2018, contrast to $1.94 billion as of December 31, 2017, a boost of 12 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $206 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018, contrast to $254 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 (1):

  • Subscription revenue as a percentage of total revenue was 16 percent;
  • GAAP gross margin was 86 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 88 percent;
  • GAAP operating margin was 25 percent and non-GAAP operating margin was 35 percent; and
  • The company repurchased about 3.7 million shares during the fourth quarter.

Annual Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for fiscal year 2018 contrast to fiscal year 2017:

  • Subscription revenue increased 45 percent;
  • Product and license reduced 4 percent;
  • Support and services increased 2 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the EMEA region by 8 percent; increased in the Americas region by 4 percent; and increased in the APJ region by 3 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $1.04 billion for fiscal year 2018 contrast with $964 million for fiscal year 2017.

During the year ended December 31, 2018 (1):

  • Subscription revenue as a percentage of total revenue was 15 percent;
  • GAAP gross margin was 85 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 87 percent;
  • GAAP operating margin was 23 percent and non-GAAP operating margin was 32 percent; and
  • The company repurchased 15.0 million shares at an average price of $98.90.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2019(1)

Citrix management anticipates to achieve the following results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $3.08 billion to $3.09 billion.
  • GAAP operating margin is targeted to be in the range of 21.2 percent to 21.7 percent, and
  • Non-GAAP operating margin is targeted to be in the range of 31.5 percent to 32 percent.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to about $4.03, and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be about $6.00.

Financial Outlook for First Quarter 2019(1)

Citrix management anticipates to achieve the following results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 ending March 31, 2019:

  • Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $700 million to $710 million.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.66 to $0.71, and
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $1.15 to $1.20.

Citrix Systems, (NASDAQ: CTXS) was trading -6.98% away from its yearly high level, during the last trading session. The last session’s volume was 2,747,005 compared to its average daily volume of 1.85M shares. The company has its outstanding shares of 135.06M. The Technologystock showed a change of -0.09% from opening and finally closed at $108.66 by scoring 0.38%.

 

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