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CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.

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Constellation Software Inc. : Announces Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019 and Declares Quarterly Dividend

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10/31/2019 | 04:10pm EST

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) (“Constellation” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 and declared a $1.00 per share dividend payable on January 8, 2020 to all common shareholders of record at close of business on December 16, 2019. This dividend has been designated as an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).  Please note that all dollar amounts referred to in this press release are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise stated.

The following press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and the accompanying notes, our Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and with our annual Consolidated Financial Statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and our annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website www.csisoftware.com.  Additional information about the Company is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Q3 2019 Headlines:

  • Revenue grew 15% (negative 2% organic growth, 0% after adjusting for changes in foreign exchange rates) to $870 million compared to $759 million in Q3 2018.
  • Net income increased 24% to $82 million ($3.85 on a diluted per share basis) from $66 million ($3.10 on a diluted per share basis) in Q3 2018.
  • A number of acquisitions were completed for aggregate cash consideration of $278 million (which includes acquired cash).  Deferred payments associated with these acquisitions have an estimated value of $67 million resulting in total consideration of $345 million.
  • Cash flows from operations (“CFO”) (after adjusting for the impact of IFRS 16 Leases, which was adopted on January 1, 2019) were $163 million, an increase of 14%, or $20 million, compared to $143 million for the comparable period in 2018.
  • Free cash flow available to shareholders (“FCFA2S”) increased $22 million to $134 million compared to $112 million for the same period in 2018 representing an increase of 20%.   
  • Subsequent to September 30, 2019, the Company completed or entered into agreements to acquire a number of businesses for aggregate cash consideration of $56 million (which includes acquired cash).  Deferred payments associated with these acquisitions have an estimated value of $24 million resulting in total consideration of $79 million

Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $870 million, an increase of 15%, or $111 million, compared to $759 million for the comparable period in 2018.  For the first nine months of 2019 total revenues were $2,534 million, an increase of 14%, or $305 million, compared to $2,230 million for the comparable period in 2018.  The increase for both the three and nine month periods compared to the same periods in the prior year is primarily attributable to growth from acquisitions as the Company experienced organic growth of negative 2% and negative 1% respectively, 0% and positive 2% after adjusting for the impact of changes in the valuation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $82 million compared to net income of $66 million for the same period in 2018.  On a per share basis, this translated into a net income per diluted share of $3.85 in the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to net income per diluted share of $3.10 for the same period in 2018.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net income was $241 million or $11.39 per diluted share compared to $200 million or $9.45 per diluted share for the same period in 2018.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019, CFO increased $34 million to $177 million compared to $143 million for the same period in 2018 representing an increase of 24%.  For the first nine months of 2019, CFO increased $58 million to $512 million compared to $454 million during the same period in 2018, representing an increase of 13%.  In conjunction with the Company’s adoption of IFRS 16 on January 1, 2019, lease obligation and interest payments that have historically been deducted from CFO are now recorded as a component of cash flows used in financing activities.  For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 lease obligation and interest payments totaled $14 million and $40 million respectively.  If lease obligation and interest payments were deducted from CFO for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 the increase in CFO would have been 14% and 4% over the same periods in 2018.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019, FCFA2S increased $22 million to $134 million compared to $112 million for the same period in 2018 representing an increase of 20%.  For the first nine months of 2019, FCFA2S increased $16 million to $397 million compared to $381 million during the same period in 2018, representing an increase of 4%.  The primary reason for the large variance between the 4% growth in FCFA2S and the 14% revenue growth for the first nine months of 2019 is that FCFA2S includes the impact of changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities exclusive of effects of business combinations or “changes in non-cash operating working capital”.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019 there was $44 million of cash used in non-cash operating working capital compared to $19 million of cash generated from non-cash operating working capital for the same period in 2018.  See Appendix A – “Note to shareholders regarding our replacement non-IFRS measure”, included in our Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, for further discussion around the FCFA2S metric.

The following table displays our revenue by reportable segment and the percentage change for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same periods in 2018:

  Three months ended
September 30,
Period-Over-
Period Change
Organic
Growth
 Nine months ended
September 30,
Period-Over-
Period Change
Organic
Growth
             
  20192018$%% 20192018$%%
  ($M, except percentages) ($M, except percentages)
Public Sector            
Licenses 323125%-18% 102881416%-9%
Professional services1271141311%-8% 3753393510%-7%
Hardware and other 3733515%1% 1019566%-7%
Maintenance and other recurring 3873285918%1% 1,11996915015%1%
  5845067916%-2% 1,6971,49220614%-2%
             
Private Sector            
Licenses 191813%-8% 63531018%5%
Professional services363438%-5% 11110477%-6%
Hardware and other 8801%-14% 212100%-11%
Maintenance and other recurring 2231942915%0% 6425608215%2%
  2862543213%-1% 8377389913%0%
             
Due to rounding, certain totals may not foot and certain percentages may not reconcile.
       

For purposes of calculating organic growth, estimated pre-acquisition revenue from the relevant companies acquired in 2018 and 2019 was added to actual reported revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Public Sector

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019, total revenue in the public sector reportable segment increased 16%, or $79 million to $584 million, compared to $506 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, total revenue increased by 14%, or $206 million to $1,697 million, compared to $1,492 million for the comparable period in 2018.  For purposes of calculating organic growth, estimated pre-acquisition revenues included from the relevant companies acquired in 2018 and 2019 was $91 million and $237 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018, respectively.  Organic revenue growth was negative 2% for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same periods in 2018, and 0% and positive 1% respectively after adjusting for the impact of changes in the valuation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business. 

Private Sector

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019, total revenue in the private sector reportable segment increased 13%, or $32 million to $286 million, compared to $254 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, total revenue increased by 13%, or $99 million to $837 million, compared to $738 million for the comparable period in 2018. For purposes of calculating organic growth, estimated pre-acquisition revenues included from the relevant companies acquired in 2018 and 2019 was $36 million and $96 million for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018, respectively.  Organic revenue growth was negative 1% and 0% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 respectively compared to the same periods in 2018, and 1% and 3% respectively after adjusting for the impact of changes in the valuation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements herein may be “forward looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Constellation or the industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved.  A number of factors could cause actual results to vary significantly from the results discussed in the forward looking statements.  These forward looking statements reflect current assumptions and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and are made as of the date hereof and Constellation assumes no obligation, except as required by law, to update any forward looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.  

Non-IFRS Measures

Free cash flow available to shareholders ‘‘FCFA2S’’ refers to net cash flows from operating activities less interest paid on lease obligations, interest paid on other facilities, credit facility transaction costs, repayments of lease obligations, the TSS membership liability revaluation charge, and property and equipment purchased, and includes interest and dividends received.  Constellation believes that FCFA2S is useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the uncommitted cash flow that is available to shareholders if Constellation does not make any acquisitions, or investments, and does not repay any debts.  While Constellation could use the FCFA2S to pay dividends or repurchase shares, Constellation’s objective is to invest all of our FCFA2S in acquisitions which meet Constellation’s hurdle rate. 

FCFA2S is not a recognized measure under IFRS and, accordingly, readers are cautioned that FCFA2S should not be construed as an alternative to net cash flows from operating activities. 

The following table reconciles FCFA2S to net cash flows from operating activities:

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   20192018   20192018 
  ($M, except percentages) ($M, except percentages)
           
Net cash flows from operating activities  177 143    512 454  
Adjusted for:          
Interest paid on lease obligations  (2)-    (5)-  
Interest paid on other facilities  (8)(7)   (23)(17) 
Credit facility transaction costs  (0)(3)   (0)(3) 
Repayments of lease obligations  (12)-    (35)-  
TSS membership liability revaluation charge  (12)(17)   (30)(38) 
Property and equipment purchased  (9)(6)   (24)(18) 
Interest and dividends received  0 2    3 3  
           
Free cash flow available to shareholders  134 112    397 381  
           
Due to rounding, certain totals may not foot.          
           

About Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU". Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses.

For further information:

Jamal Baksh
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 861-9677
info@csisoftware.com
www.csisoftware.com

SOURCE: CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.

   
CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.  
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position  
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
     
Unaudited
  September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 September 30, 2018 
     
Assets   
     
Current assets:   
 Cash$235 $589 $456 
 Accounts receivable 390  362  330 
 Unbilled revenue 106  80  89 
 Inventories 43  34  32 
 Other assets 182  143  158 
   956  1,207  1,066 
     
Non-current assets:   
 Property and equipment 70  67  58 
 Right of use assets 220  -  - 
 Deferred income taxes 38  47  47 
 Other assets 71  64  59 
 Intangible assets 1,882  1,549  1,506 
   2,281  1,728  1,671 
     
Total assets$3,237 $2,935 $2,737 
     
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   
     
Current liabilities:   
 CSI facility$21 $- $- 
 Debt without recourse to Constellation Software Inc. 99  51  63 
 TSS membership liability 84  67  61 
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 454  464  385 
 Dividends payable 21  21  21 
 Deferred revenue 790  657  681 
 Provisions 14  7  5 
 Acquisition holdback payables 77  47  57 
 Lease obligations 57  -  - 
 Income taxes payable 30  30  35 
   1,646  1,344  1,309 
     
Non-current liabilities:   
 Debt without recourse to Constellation Software Inc. 115  102  108 
 TSS membership liability 110  117  107 
 Debentures 219  215  227 
 Deferred income taxes 241  192  179 
 Acquisition holdback payables 22  25  15 
 Lease obligations 179  -  - 
 Other liabilities 93  74  77 
   978  725  715 
     
Total liabilities 2,624  2,069  2,024 
     
     
Shareholders' equity:   
 Capital stock 99  99  99 
 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (44) (37) (32)
 Retained earnings 558  803  645 
   613  866  713 
     
     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$3,237 $2,935 $2,737 
     


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.      
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income      
 
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
        
Three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018      
Unaudited       
 Three months ended September 30,  Nine months ended September 30, 
 2019  2018  2019  2018 
        
        
Revenue       
License$51  $49  $165  $141 
Professional services 164   148   485   443 
Hardware and other 45   40   122   116 
Maintenance and other recurring 609   521   1,762   1,529 
  870   759   2,534   2,230 
        
Expenses       
Staff 434   384   1,316   1,163 
Hardware 25   22   68   64 
Third party license, maintenance and professional services 75   66   218   194 
Occupancy 9   19   26   58 
Travel, telecommunications, supplies, software and equipment 50   44   143   131 
Professional fees 12   9   34   28 
Other, net 18   11   53   40 
Depreciation 23   7   65   20 
Amortization of intangible assets 84   70   234   209 
  730   633   2,158   1,908 
        
        
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 6   8   20   3 
TSS membership liability revaluation charge 12   17   30   38 
Finance and other expense (income) 1   (3)  (2)  (13)
Bargain purchase (gain) (7)  (1)  (36)  (1)
Finance costs 11   8   29   18 
  22   30   41   45 
        
Income before income taxes 117   97   335   277 
        
Current income tax expense (recovery) 44   32   121   93 
Deferred income tax expense (recovery) (8)  (1)  (28)  (16)
Income tax expense (recovery) 36   31   94   77 
        
Net income 82   66   241   200 
        
Earnings per share       
Basic and diluted$3.85  $3.10  $11.39  $9.45 
        


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.      
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income      
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
        
Three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018      
Unaudited       
 Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
        
Net income$82  $66 $241  $200 
        
Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to net income:       
        
Foreign currency translation differences from foreign operations (12)  2  (7)  (5)
        
Deferred income tax recovery (expense) -   -  -   - 
        
Other comprehensive (loss) income for the period, net of income tax (12)  2  (7)  (5)
        
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period$70  $68 $234  $195 
        


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.  
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in Equity  
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
     
     
Unaudited
Nine months ended September 30, 2019
 Capital
stock
  Accumulated other
comprehensive income/(loss)
 Retained earnings
 Total
 
    Cumulative translation account   
        
Balance at January 1, 2019$ 99 $ (37)$ 804 $ 866 
     
Total comprehensive income for the period:    
     
Net income -  -  241  241 
     
Other comprehensive income (loss)    
     
Foreign currency translation differences from foreign operations -  (7) -  (7)
     
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period -  (7) -  (7)
     
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period -  (7) 241  234 
     
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity    
Dividends to shareholders of the Company -  -  (487) (487)
     
Balance at September 30, 2019$ 99 $ (44)$ 558 $ 613 


   
CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.  
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in Equity  
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
     
     
Unaudited    
Nine months ended September 30, 2018    
     
 Capital
stock
  Accumulated other
comprehensive income/(loss)
 Retained earnings
 Total
 
    Cumulative translation account
   
     
Balance at January 1, 2018$ 99 $ (27)$ 532 $ 604 
     
Impact of change in accounting policy -  -  (23) (23)
     
Total comprehensive income for the period:    
     
Net income -  -  200  200 
     
Other comprehensive income (loss)    
     
Foreign currency translation differences from foreign operations -  (5) -  (5)
     
Total other comprehensive income for the period -  (5) -  (5)
     
Total comprehensive income for the period -  (5) 200  195 
     
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity    
Dividends to shareholders of the Company -  -  (64) (64)
     
Balance at September 30, 2018$ 99 $ (32)$ 645 $ 713 
     


CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.       
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows       
(In millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts. Due to rounding, numbers presented may not foot.)
          
Three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018       
Unaudited       
   Three months ended September 30,  Nine months ended September 30, 
    2019   2018   2019   2018 
          
Cash flows from operating activities:       
 Net income$82  $66  $241  $200 
 Adjustments for:       
  Depreciation 23   7   65   20 
  Amortization of intangible assets 84   70   234   209 
  TSS membership liability revaluation charge 12   17   30   38 
  Finance and other expense (income) 1   (3)  (2)  (13)
  Bargain purchase (gain) (7)  (1)  (36)  (1)
  Finance costs 11   8   29   18 
  Income tax expense (recovery) 36   31   94   77 
  Foreign exchange loss (gain) 6   8   20   3 
 Change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities exclusive of effects of business combinations (37)  (27)  (44)  19 
 Income taxes paid (32)  (34)  (119)  (116)
 Net cash flows from operating activities 177   143   512   454 
          
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:       
 Interest paid on lease obligations (2)  -   (5)  - 
 Interest paid on other facilities (8)  (7)  (23)  (17)
 Increase (decrease) in CSI facility 22   -   22   - 
 Increase (decrease) in revolving credit under debt facilities without recourse to CSI 89   -   49   (35)
 Proceeds from issuance of term debt under facilities without recourse to CSI 11   110   11   110 
 Repayments of term debt under facilities without recourse to CSI (0)  (0)  (2)  (0)
 Credit facility transaction costs (0)  (3)  (0)  (3)
 Repayments of lease obligations (12)  -   (35)  - 
 Distribution to TSS minority owners -   -   (11)  - 
 Dividends paid (21)  (21)  (487)  (64)
 Net cash flows from (used in) in financing activities 79   80   (481)  (8)
          
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities:       
 Acquisition of businesses (278)  (92)  (408)  (454)
 Cash obtained with acquired businesses 68   8   103   48 
 Post-acquisition settlement payments, net of receipts (8)  (21)  (45)  (53)
 Purchases of other investments (4)  -   (9)  - 
 Interest, dividends and other proceeds received 2   2   5   3 
 Property and equipment purchased (9)  (6)  (24)  (18)
 Net cash flows from (used in) investing activities (228)  (110)  (378)  (475)
          
Effect of foreign currency on cash and cash equivalents (7)  (1)  (6)  (4)
          
Increase (decrease) in cash 21   112   (354)  (33)
          
Cash, beginning of period 214   344   589   489 
          
Cash, end of period$235  $456  $235  $456 
          


 

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