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Virtusa Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Consolidated Financial Results

November 8, 2018

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global provider of digital engineering and IT outsourcing services that accelerate business outcomes for its clients, today reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2019, ended September 30, 2018.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Consolidated Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $305.5 million, an increase of 1.8% sequentially and 23.1% year-over-year. On a constant currency basis, (1) second quarter revenue increased 2.5% sequentially and 23.4% year-over-year.

Virtusa reported GAAP income from operations of $14.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $13.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and $10.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

GAAP net income available to common shareholders for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $7.4 million, or ($0.25) per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, and GAAP net income of $3.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Second quarter fiscal 2019 GAAP net loss includes $4.2 million of net unrealized foreign exchange losses on an after-tax basis, which were not included in the Company’s prior guidance.

Non-GAAP Results*:

Non-GAAP income from operations was $29.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared with $27.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and $19.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Non-GAAP net income was $18.2 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $16.8 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, and $11.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

*Please refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Information section of this press release for definitions of our Non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

The Company ended the second quarter of fiscal 2019 with $232.5 million of cash, cash equivalents and investments (2). Cash provided by operating activities was $40.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

Management Commentary

Kris Canekeratne, Virtusa’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “We delivered another solid quarter driven by our differentiated value proposition and excellence in execution and service delivery. Virtusa continues to strengthen its position as a preferred partner enabling end-to-end digital transformation to many of the world’s leading companies. Our above-industry growth and continued momentum give us confidence in our strategy and long-term opportunities.”

Ranjan Kalia, Chief Financial Officer, said, “Our fiscal second quarter results are highlighted by double-digit year-over-year organic revenue growth, significant margin accretion, and non-GAAP EPS growth of 54%. As contemplated in our prior guidance, growth resumed at our largest client in the fiscal second quarter. Also, the recently completed eTouch acquisition continues to perform well. We are maintaining the midpoint of our fiscal 2019 guidance, which continues to reflect above-industry revenue growth on an organic basis even after absorbing an incremental $4 million of forecasted currency headwinds in the second half.”

Financial Outlook

Virtusa management provided the following current financial guidance:

In accordance with US GAAP, Virtusa applies the if-converted method to its convertible preferred shares when reporting its fiscal year 2019 results. The if-converted method is used to calculate the share impact of convertible securities. Under this method, only when the convertible securities are considered dilutive are they then included in the computation of weighted average shares outstanding in reported results and full year guidance.

The Company’s third quarter and fiscal year 2019 diluted GAAP EPS estimates are both based on average share counts of approximately 30.7 million (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards). The Company’s third quarter and fiscal year 2019 diluted Non-GAAP EPS estimates are both based on average share counts of approximately 33.7 million (assuming no further exercises of stock-based awards). GAAP and Non-GAAP average share counts assume a stock price of $48.67, which was derived from the average closing price of the Company’s stock over the five trading days ended on November 5, 2018. Deviations from this stock price may cause actual diluted EPS to vary based on share dilution from Virtusa’s stock options.

Conference Call and Webcast

Virtusa will host a conference call today, November 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s second quarter fiscal 2019 financial results, current financial guidance, and other corporate developments. To access this call, please dial 866-548-4713 (domestic) or 323-794-2597 (international). The passcode is 6886046. A replay of this conference call will be available through November 15, 2018 at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international). The replay passcode is 6886046. A live webcast of this conference call will be available on the “Investors” page of the Company’s website ( www.virtusa.com ), and a replay will be archived on the website as well.

About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU) is a global provider of Digital Business Transformation, Digital Engineering, and Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services that accelerate our clients’ journey to their Digital Future. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment, Travel, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.

Using a combination of digital strategy, digital engineering, business implementation, and IT platform modernization services, Virtusa helps clients execute successful end-to-end digital business transformation initiatives.

Virtusa engages its clients to re-imagine their business models and develop strategies to defend and grow their business by introducing innovative products and services, developing distinctive digital consumer experiences, creating operational efficiency using digital labor, developing operational and IT platforms for the future, and rationalizing and modernizing their existing IT applications infrastructure. As a result, its clients are simultaneously able to drive business growth through digital-first customer experiences, while also consolidating and modernizing their IT application infrastructure to support digital business transformation.

Holding a proven record of success across industries, Virtusa readily understands its clients’ business challenges and uses its domain expertise to deliver innovative applications of technology to address its clients’ critical business challenges. Examples include building the world’s largest property & casualty claims modernization program; one of the largest corporate customer portals for a premier global bank; an order to cash implementation for a multinational telecommunications provider; and digital transformation initiatives for media and banking companies.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

© 2018 Virtusa Corporation. All rights reserved.

Virtusa, Accelerating Business Outcomes, BPM Test Drive and Productization are registered trademarks of Virtusa Corporation. All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by Regulation G by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with Virtusa’s financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Virtusa believes the following financial measures will provide additional insights to measure the operational performance of the business.

The following table presents a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP measure for the three and six months ended September 30, 2018:

Footnotes

(1) To determine sequential revenue change in constant currency for the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2019, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. Pounds (GBP), Euros, and Swedish Krona (SEK) were converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the three months ended June 30, 2018, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2018. To determine year-over-year revenue change in constant currency for the Company’s second quarter of fiscal 2019, revenue from entities reporting in U.K. Pounds (GBP), Euros, and Swedish Krona (SEK) were converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2017, rather than the actual exchange rate in effect for the three months ended September 30, 2018. The average exchange rates for the three months ended September 30, 2017, June 30, 2018, and September 30, 2018 are presented in the following table:

(2) The Company considers the total measure of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments to be an important indicator of the Company’s overall liquidity. All of the Company’s investments are classified as either equity or available-for-sale securities, including the Company’s long-term investments which consist of fixed income securities, including government agency bonds and municipal and corporate bonds, which meet the credit rating and diversification requirements of the Company’s investment policy as approved by the Company’s audit committee and board of directors.

(3) Earnings per share amounts for each quarter may not necessarily total to the yearly earnings per share due to the weighting of shares outstanding on a quarterly and year to date basis.

(4) On March 3, 2016 Virtusa acquired a majority interest in Polaris. In accordance with US GAAP, Polaris financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2018 and assets and liabilities as of that date have been consolidated in full into Virtusa’s financial statements. Net assets attributable to ownership in Polaris by minority shareholders (Non-controlling Interest) in our Consolidated Balance Sheets was $24.6 million at September 30, 2018. Profit attributable to minority shareholders (Non-controlling Interest) in the Consolidated Statements of Income was $0.5 million on a GAAP basis and $0.4 million on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding, management’s forecast of financial performance, the growth of our business and management’s plans, objectives, and strategies. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, and statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “see,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “will,” “should,” “may,” “confident,” “positions,” “look forward to,” and variations of such words or words of similar meaning and the use of future dates. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, and our growth rate, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation: currency exchange rate fluctuations of the Indian and Sri Lankan rupee, the U.S. dollar, the U.K. pound sterling, the Swedish krona, and the euro; the international nature of our business; restrictions on immigration or changes in immigration laws; inability of Virtusa to service the debt incurred by Virtusa to acquire Polaris and the delisting process or to maintain compliance with certain financial covenants under the loan facility; Virtusa’s ability to integrate the operations of, and achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with, acquired businesses, including eTouch; unanticipated acquisition related costs and negative effects on Virtusa’s reported results of operations from previous acquisitions; the inability to pay cash dividends on the convertible preferred stock in connection with the Orogen convertible preferred stock financing, thus increasing the dilutive impact of the financing; the inability of Virtusa to redeem the convertible preferred stock at maturity, if there has been no conversion event prior to maturity; Virtusa’s dependence on a limited number of clients as well as clients located principally in the United States and United Kingdom and in concentrated industries; Virtusa’s ability to hire and retain enough sufficiently trained IT professionals to support its operations; Virtusa’s ability to expand its business or effectively manage growth; Virtusa’s ability to sustain profitability or maintain profitable engagements; increasing competition in the IT services outsourcing industry; Virtusa’s ability to attract and retain clients and meet their expectations; quarterly fluctuations in Virtusa’s earnings; client terminations or contracting delays, or delays in revenue recognition in any reporting period; Virtusa’s ability to successfully manage its billing and utilization rates and its targeted on-site to offshore delivery mix; technological innovation; Virtusa’s ability to effectively manage its facility, infrastructure and capacity needs; regulatory, legislative and judicial developments in Virtusa’s operations areas and Virtusa’s ability to comply with changing or complex laws and maintain effective internal controls to ensure ongoing compliance; the loss of any key member of Virtusa’s senior management team, political or economic instability in India or Sri Lanka; any reduction or withdrawal of tax benefits provided to Virtusa by the governments of India and Sri Lanka, or new legislation by such governments which could be harmful to Virtusa; wage inflation and increases in government mandated benefits in India and Sri Lanka; telecommunications or technology disruptions; worldwide economic and business conditions; and the volatility of the market price of Virtusa’s common stock. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by Virtusa, see the disclosure contained in Virtusa’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Virtusa’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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