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Citrix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, Citrix achieved revenue of $802 million, compared to $740 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, representing 8 percent revenue growth. For fiscal year 2013, Citrix reported annual revenues of $2.92 billion, compared to $2.59 billion for fiscal year 2012, a 13 percent increase.

GAAP Results

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $139 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $114 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Annual net income for fiscal year 2013 was $340 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, compared to $353 million, or $1.86 per diluted share for fiscal year 2012.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $195 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to $169 million, or $0.90 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Non-GAAP net income excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses and the tax effects related to these items.

Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2013 was $568 million, or $3.02 per diluted share, compared to $543 million, or $2.87 per diluted share for fiscal year 2012. Non-GAAP net income excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses and the tax effects related to these items.

“We continued to see strong growth in our networking business for both the quarter and for the full year,” said David Henshall, acting chief executive officer and chief financial officer. “In the mobility space, XenMobile, while still early stage, also showed strong momentum. We are well positioned to help our customers embrace enterprise mobility by providing infrastructure and cloud services to build and manage secure, mobile workspaces.”

In addition, Citrix announced today that the company’s chief executive officer, Mark B. Templeton, will be returning from his previously announced leave of absence to resume his role as CEO. Mr. Templeton intends to retire within the next year, subject to the naming of his successor. The board of directors has formed a committee of independent directors to lead a search process to identify the next CEO.

David J. Henshall, who has been serving as acting CEO, has been promoted to chief operating officer and will retain a portion of the executive responsibilities that he assumed during Mr. Templeton’s absence. Mr. Henshall will continue in his roles as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibility for the company’s finance and accounting organizations.

“I would like to express my deep appreciation to the board of directors for allowing me time to support my family,” stated Mark Templeton. “I remain fully committed to Citrix until my successor is named and the CEO transition is complete.”

Citrix Chairman Thomas F. Bogan said, “Speaking on behalf of the entire board, we are excited to welcome Mark back as CEO. I also would like to acknowledge the important role that David Henshall has played in leading Citrix during Mark’s absence. We look forward to Mark and David’s continuing leadership and contributions to our company.”

Q4 Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012:

  • Product and license revenue increased a half of a percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 13 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 11 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, increased 28 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the EMEA region by 14 percent, increased in the Americas region by 8 percent and decreased in the Pacific region by 12 percent;
  • Deferred revenue totaled $1.4 billion as of December 31, 2013, compared to $1.2 billion as of December 31, 2012, an increase of 18 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $230 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared with $227 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013:

  • GAAP gross margin was 83 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 86 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense;
  • GAAP operating margin was 20 percent and non-GAAP operating margin was 30 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense; and
  • The company repurchased 4.4 million shares at an average price of $57.84.

Annual Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for fiscal year 2013 compared to fiscal year 2012:

  • Product and license revenue increased 7 percent;
  • Software as a service revenue increased 14 percent;
  • Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 16 percent;
  • Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, increased 17 percent;
  • Net revenue increased in the Americas region by 14 percent, increased in the EMEA region by 14 percent and increased in the Pacific region by 3 percent; and
  • Cash flow from operations was $928 million for fiscal year 2013 compared with $819 million for fiscal year 2012.

During the year ended December 31, 2013:

  • GAAP gross margin was 83 percent and non-GAAP gross margin was 86 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense;
  • GAAP operating margin was 13 percent and non-GAAP operating margin was 24 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense; and
  • The company repurchased 7.0 million shares at an average price of $62.40.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2014

Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for fiscal year ending December 31, 2014:

  • Net revenue is targeted to grow by approximately 8 percent to 10 percent.
  • GAAP gross margin is targeted to be in the range of 81 percent to 82 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin is targeted to be in the range of 84 percent to 85 percent, excluding 3 percent related to the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $1.58 to $1.69. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $2.85 to $2.95, excluding $0.75 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $1.05 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, and $(0.43) to $(0.64) for the tax effects related to these items.
  • GAAP tax rate is targeted to be in the range of 19 percent to 20 percent. Non-GAAP tax rate, which excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expenses, is targeted to be in the range of 24 percent to 25 percent.

The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Financial Outlook for First Quarter 2014

Citrix management expects to achieve the following results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 ending March 31, 2014:

  • Net revenue is targeted to grow by approximately 8 percent to 10 percent.
  • GAAP gross margin is targeted to be in the range of 81 percent to 82 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin is targeted to be in the range of 84 percent to 85 percent, excluding 3 percent related to the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.24 to $0.26. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.57 to $0.60, excluding $0.19 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.26 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, and $(0.09) to $(0.14) for the tax effects related to these items.

The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Conference Call Information

Citrix will host a conference call today at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. The call will include a slide presentation, and participants are encouraged to listen to and view the presentation via webcast at http://www.citrix.com/investors.

The conference call may also be accessed by dialing: (888) 799-0519 or (706) 634-0155, using passcode: CITRIX. A replay of the webcast can be viewed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Citrix corporate website at http://www.citrix.com/investors for approximately 30 days.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure to enable new ways for people to work better. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers to build, manage and secure, virtual and mobile workspaces that seamlessly deliver apps, desktops, data and services to anyone, on any device, over any network or cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive with mobile workstyles. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million people globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements by Citrix's Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, statements contained in the Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2014 and First Quarter 2014 sections, and under the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation section, and statements regarding management's plans, objectives and strategies, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment; the success and growth of the company's product lines, including transitions in the markets for Citrix’s desktop virtualization and collaboration products and services; the company's ability to develop and commercialize new products and services, including its enterprise mobility and cloud platform products, while growing its established virtualization, networking and collaboration products and services; disruptions due to changes and transitions in key personnel and succession risks, including but not limited to risks related to the timing and outcome of our CEO search; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix's products and services; changes in our revenue mix towards products and services with lower gross margins; seasonal fluctuations in the company's business; failure to execute Citrix's sales and marketing plans; failure to successfully partner with key distributors, resellers, system integrators, service providers and strategic partners and the company's reliance on and the success of those partners for the marketing and distribution of the company's products; the company's ability to maintain and expand its business in small sized and large enterprise accounts; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; the success of investments in its product groups, foreign operations and vertical and geographic markets; the ability of Citrix to make suitable acquisitions on favorable terms in the future; risks associated with Citrix's acquisitions, including failure to further develop and successfully market the technology and products of acquired companies, failure to achieve or maintain anticipated revenues and operating performance contributions from acquisitions, which could dilute earnings, the retention of key employees from acquired companies, difficulties and delays integrating personnel, operations, technologies and products, disruption to our ongoing business and diversion of management's attention from our ongoing business; the recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses, including failure to manage untargeted expenses; the effect of new accounting pronouncements on revenue and expense recognition; the risks associated with securing data and maintaining security of our networks and customer data stored by our services; failure to comply with federal, state and international regulations; litigation and disputes, including challenges to our intellectual property rights or allegations of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; the inability to further innovate our technology or enter into new businesses due to the intellectual property rights of others; changes in the company's pricing and licensing models, promotional programs and product mix, all of which may impact Citrix's revenue recognition; charges in the event of the impairment of acquired assets, investments or licenses; international market readiness, execution and other risks associated with the markets for Citrix's products and services; unanticipated changes in tax rates, non-renewal of tax credits or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks of political and social turmoil; and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

Citrix® is a trademark or registered trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
 
 
 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 
2013   2012   2013   2012
Revenues:    
Product and licenses $ 269,889 $ 268,674 $ 891,630 $ 830,645
Software as a service 153,269 135,421 582,872 511,323
License updates and maintenance 337,036 302,981 1,305,053 1,125,094
Professional services   42,226     32,920     138,879     119,061
Total net revenues 802,420 739,996 2,918,434 2,586,123
 
Cost of net revenues:
Cost of product and licenses revenues 30,467 33,086 114,932 96,962
Cost of services and maintenance revenues 81,749 60,822 289,990 227,150
Amortization of product related intangible assets   24,492     23,460     97,873     80,025
Total cost of net revenues 136,708 117,368 502,795 404,137
 
Gross margin 665,712 622,628 2,415,639 2,181,986
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 126,498 122,208 516,338 450,571
Sales, marketing and services 301,486 287,097 1,216,680 1,060,829
General and administrative 66,528 58,852 260,236 245,259
Amortization of other intangible assets   10,346     9,050     41,668     34,549
Total operating expenses   504,858     477,207     2,034,922     1,791,208
 
Income from operations 160,854 145,421 380,717 390,778
 
Other income, net   1,164     3,815     7,173     19,451
Income before income taxes 162,018 149,236 387,890 410,229
 
Income tax expense   23,374     35,207     48,367     57,682
Net income $ 138,644   $ 114,029   $ 339,523   $ 352,547
 
Earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.74   $ 0.60   $ 1.80   $ 1.86
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   186,500     188,662     188,245     189,129
 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands - unaudited)
 
 
 
  December 31, 2013   December 31, 2012
ASSETS:  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 280,740 $ 643,609
Short-term investments 453,976 285,022
Accounts receivable, net 654,821 630,956
Inventories, net 14,107 10,723
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 110,981 106,579
Current portion of deferred tax assets, net   48,470       36,846  
Total current assets 1,563,095 1,713,735
 
Long-term investments 855,700 595,313
Property and equipment, net 338,996 303,294
Goodwill 1,768,949 1,518,219
Other intangible assets, net 509,595 556,205
Long-term portion of deferred tax assets, net 115,418 43,097
Other assets   60,496       66,539  
Total assets $ 5,212,249     $ 4,796,402  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Accounts payable 78,452 71,116
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 257,606 257,135
Income taxes payable 29,322 49,346
Current portion of deferred revenues   1,106,474       965,276  
Total current liabilities 1,471,854 1,342,873
 
Long-term portion of deferred revenues 305,266 232,719
Other liabilities 115,322 99,033
 
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 291 287
Additional paid-in capital 3,974,297 3,691,111
Retained earnings 2,903,541 2,564,018
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 4,951 (7,705 )
Less – common stock in treasury, at cost   (3,563,273 )     (3,125,934 )
Total stockholders' equity   3,319,807       3,121,777  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 5,212,249     $ 4,796,402  
 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(In thousands - unaudited)
 
 

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2013

 

Year Ended

December 31, 2013

OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net Income $ 138,644 $ 339,523
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Amortization and depreciation 68,858 267,500
Stock-based compensation expense 46,635 183,941
Provision for accounts receivable allowances 781 5,519
Deferred income tax benefit (1,310 ) (51,848 )
Other non-cash items   1,237     1,363  
Total adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash 116,201 406,475
provided by operating activities
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities,
net of the effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (204,990 ) (22,951 )
Inventory (2,503 ) (5,591 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 20,801 (862 )
Other assets 235 5,076
Deferred revenues 141,564 201,455
Accounts payable 8,041 3,092
Income taxes, net (1,542 ) (35,316 )
Accrued expenses 11,732 22,515
Other liabilities   1,511     14,927  
Total changes in operating assets and liabilities,   (25,151 )   182,345  
net of the effects of acquisitions
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 229,694 928,343
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds (purchases) of available-for-sale investments, net 97,850 (433,470 )
Purchases of property and equipment (36,279 ) (162,889 )
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (5,538 ) (334,881 )
Proceeds from sales of cost method investments 9,256 12,067
Purchases of cost method investments (1,729 ) (6,824 )
Cash paid for licensing and core technology   (4,951 )   (12,153 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 58,609 (938,150 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 5,085 73,655
under stock-based compensation plans
Payments on debt from acquisitions (2,061 ) (2,061 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (3,733 ) 12,552
Stock repurchases, net (249,992 ) (406,326 )
Cash paid for tax withholding on vested stock awards (3,305 ) (31,013 )
Other   -     912  
Net cash used in financing activities   (254,006 )   (352,281 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (30 )   (781 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents   34,267     (362,869 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   246,473     643,609  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 280,740   $ 280,740  
 

The Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2013 reflect an adjustment of approximately $17 million made to the captions “Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation” and “Income taxes, net” for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Accordingly, the adjusted net cash provided by operating activities and net cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 is approximately $267 million and $29 million, respectively.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release and related conference call, slide presentation or webcast to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These measures differ from GAAP in that they exclude amortization primarily related to acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effect of those items. The Company's basis for these adjustments is described below.

Management uses these non-GAAP measures for internal reporting and forecasting purposes, when publicly providing its business outlook, to evaluate the Company's performance and to evaluate and compensate the Company's executives. The Company has provided these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to GAAP financial results because it believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to certain investors and financial analysts for comparison across accounting periods not influenced by certain non-cash items that are not used by management when evaluating the Company's historical and prospective financial performance. In addition, the Company has historically provided this or similar information and understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing the Company's operating margins, operating expenses and net income and comparing the Company's financial performance to that of its peer companies and competitors.

Management typically excludes the amounts described above when evaluating the Company's operating performance and believes that the resulting non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company's operating performance due to the following factors:

• The Company does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle. The Company, therefore, believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures that adjust for the impact of amortization and certain stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effects that are primarily related to acquisitions, provide investors and financial analysts with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods and, therefore, are useful to investors and financial analysts in helping them to better understand the Company's operating results and underlying operational trends.

• Amortization costs and the related tax effects are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition.

• Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of the Company's employees and executives, stock-based compensation expense is generally fixed at the time of grant, then amortized over a period of several years after the grant of the stock-based instrument, and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the grant.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") and may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. The additional non-GAAP financial information presented here should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP (such as net income and earnings per share) and should not be considered measures of the Company's liquidity. Furthermore, the Company in the future may exclude amortization primarily related to newly acquired intangible assets, additional charges related to its restructuring program and the related tax effects from financial measures that it releases, and the Company expects to continue to incur stock-based compensation expenses.

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

(In thousands, except per share and operating margin data - unaudited)

The following tables show the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

  Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
 
GAAP gross margin 83.0%
Add: stock-based compensation 0.1
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.0
Non-GAAP gross margin 86.1%
 
 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013
 
GAAP operating margin 20.0%
Add: stock-based compensation 5.9
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.0
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 1.3
Non-GAAP operating margin 30.2%
 
 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
 
GAAP net income

$

138,644

$

114,029

Add: stock-based compensation 46,635 41,018
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 24,492 23,460
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 10,346 9,050
Less: tax effects related to above items (25,422) (18,211)
Non-GAAP net income

$

194,695

$

169,346

 
 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
 
GAAP earnings per share – diluted

$

0.74

$

0.60

Add: stock-based compensation 0.25 0.22
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 0.13 0.13
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 0.06 0.05
Less: tax effects related to above items (0.14) (0.10)
Non-GAAP earnings per share – diluted

$

1.04

$

0.90

 
  Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2013
 
GAAP gross margin 82.8%
Add: stock-based compensation 0.1
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.3
Non-GAAP gross margin 86.2%
 
 
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2013
 
GAAP operating margin 13.1%
Add: stock-based compensation 6.3
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.3
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 1.4
Non-GAAP operating margin 24.1%
 
 
Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
 
GAAP net income

$

339,523

$

352,547

Add: stock-based compensation 183,941 149,940
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 97,873 80,025
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 41,668 34,549
Less: tax effects related to above items (95,009) (73,817)
Non-GAAP net income

$

567,996

$

543,244

 
 
Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
 
GAAP earnings per share – diluted

$

1.80

$

1.86

Add: stock-based compensation 0.98 0.79
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 0.52 0.43
Add: amortization of other intangible assets 0.22 0.18
Less: tax effects related to above items (0.50) (0.39)
Non-GAAP earnings per share – diluted

$

3.02

$

2.87

 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Forward Looking Guidance
 
 
For the
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2014
GAAP gross margin 80.5% to 81.5%
Add: stock-based compensation 0.1
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.4
Non-GAAP gross margin 84.0% to 85.0%
 
For the
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2014
GAAP earnings per share - diluted $0.24 to $0.26
Add: adjustments to exclude the effects
of amortization of intangible assets 0.19
 
Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of
expenses related to stock-based compensation 0.26
 
Less: tax effects related to above items
(0.09) to (0.14)
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted $0.57 to $0.60
 

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Forward Looking Guidance
 
 
 
 
  For the
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2014
GAAP gross margin 80.9% to 81.9%
Add: stock-based compensation 0.1
Add: amortization of product related intangible assets 3.0
Non-GAAP gross margin 84.0% to 85.0%
 
For the
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2014
GAAP earnings per share - diluted $1.58 to $1.69
Add: adjustments to exclude the effects
of amortization of intangible assets 0.75
 
Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of
expenses related to stock-based compensation 1.05
 
Less: tax effects related to above items
(0.43) to (0.64)
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted $2.85 to $2.95
 
 
For the
Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2014
GAAP tax rate 19.0% to 20.0%
Add: tax effects of stock-based compensation and amortization 5.0
of intangible assets  
Non-GAAP tax rate 24.0% - 25.0%
 

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Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of D...
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, a web developer at Linux Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers...
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal ...
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software securi...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.