Medidata Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MDSO?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#MDSOlt;/agt;–Medidata
(NASDAQ:MDSO) today announced its financial results for the fourth
quarter of 2018.

In 2018, we expanded our market leadership in life sciences, and proved
that our unique data and AI capabilities can reinvent the way treatments
are developed and commercialized,” said Tarek Sherif, chairman and
chief executive officer, Medidata. “Our strong fourth quarter results
capped a year of solid execution. Greater platform adoption, high
customer satisfaction and our unique company culture, coupled with our
performance, give us great momentum heading into 2019.”

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

  • Total revenue was $167.2 million, an increase of 18% compared with
    $141.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • Subscription revenue was $141.3 million, an increase of 18% compared
    with the fourth quarter of 2017. Professional services revenue was
    $25.9 million, an increase of 18% compared with the fourth quarter of
    2017
  • GAAP operating income was $11.0 million and non-GAAP operating income1
    was $36.6 million, representing a GAAP and non-GAAP operating margin
    of 6.6% and 21.9%, respectively
  • GAAP net income was $14.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share,
    compared with $17.0 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the fourth
    quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net income1 was $27.7 million, or
    $0.45 per diluted share, compared with $27.8 million, or $0.46 per
    diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017. See the non-GAAP
    reconciliation included in this release for full details of the
    non-GAAP adjustments

Full-Year 2018 Results

  • Total revenue was $635.7 million, an increase of 17% compared with
    $544.2 million in 2017
  • Subscription revenue was $535.7 million, an increase of 17% from the
    prior year. Professional services revenue was $100.0 million, an
    increase of 16% compared with 2017
  • GAAP operating income was $51.3 million and non-GAAP operating income1
    was $148.8 million, representing a GAAP and non-GAAP operating margin
    of 8.1% and 23.4%, respectively
  • GAAP net income was $51.9 million, or $0.85 per diluted share,
    compared with $47.6 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in 2017.
    Non-GAAP net income1 was $104.3 million, or $1.71 per
    diluted share, compared with $84.9 million, or $1.42 per diluted
    share, in 2017. See the non-GAAP reconciliation included in this
    release for full details of the non-GAAP adjustments
  • Total cash and marketable securities were $240.5 million at the end of
    2018, compared with $663.3 million on December 31, 2017, driven by the
    acquisition of SHYFT and cash settlement of convertible notes

Additional Highlights:

  • Adjusted 2019 subscription backlog2 as of December 31, 2018
    was $560 million, an increase of 17% compared with $480 million a year
    ago. Adjusted subscription backlog, together with professional
    services revenue guidance, provides 91% coverage of total revenue
    based on the midpoint of full-year 2019 total revenue guidance range
  • Entered a strategic alliance with Cognizant in which Cognizant will
    develop and deliver a comprehensive set of managed services and
    solutions utilizing Medidata’s software application offerings. The
    agreement exemplifies the power of Medidata’s technology combined with
    the expertise of the most advanced partner ecosystem in life science
  • Presented with representatives of the FDA and Johns Hopkins at the
    Friends of Cancer Research annual meeting, demonstrating how
    Medidata’s synthetic control arm can use historical data to replicate
    outcomes of a randomized control arm
  • As presented at the annual American Society of Hematology meeting,
    Medidata’s Rave Omics – a machine learning capability – discovered
    previously unknown patient subgroups that had a three times higher
    response rate to a particular therapy
  • Revenue retention rate4 was nearly 100% for the full year

We closed 2018 on a strong note, highlighted by Q4 subscription revenue
growth of 18% and strong bookings as our total backlog grew to nearly
$1.2 billion,” said Rouven Bergmann, chief financial officer, Medidata.
Turning our focus to the future, it is clear that we are uniquely
positioned to capitalize on the opportunity ahead of us, and we remain
focused on building momentum across our portfolio.”

Financial Outlook

For 2019, the Company now expects:

  • Total revenue between $734 and $746 million, representing 16% growth
    at the midpoint
  • Subscription revenue between $619 and $631 million, representing 17%
    growth at the midpoint
  • Professional services revenue of approximately $115 million
  • GAAP operating income between $49 and $57 million. Non-GAAP operating
    income5, which excludes the impact of depreciation,
    amortization of intangible assets, and stock-based compensation
    expense, between $175 and $183 million
  • GAAP net income between $39 and $46 million. Non-GAAP net income5,
    which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation, amortization,
    non-cash interest expense, cash compensation from acquisition-related
    agreements, and any contingent consideration fair value adjustments,
    tax-effected at a 25% rate, between $107 and $114 million
  • While changes in the stock price could change the fully diluted share
    count, Medidata is assuming 62.5 million fully diluted shares

The operating and net income measures above reflect Medidata’s non-GAAP
financial guidance and the most directly comparable GAAP equivalents to
its guidance.

 

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Time: Today, February 12, 8 a.m. ET
 
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About Medidata

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the world’s most used platform for clinical development, commercial, and
real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by the
#1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences
helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies, and academic
researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes.
Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and
empowers more than 100,000 certified users everyday to create hope for
millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences: www.medidata.com

Cautionary Statement

Certain statements made in this press release are “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 that involve significant risks and uncertainties
about Medidata Solutions, Inc. (“Medidata”), including, but not limited
to, statements about Medidata’s forecast of financial performance,
products and services, business model, strategy and growth
opportunities, and competitive position. Such statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results
to differ materially from those expressed in these statements. Among
other things, the risks and uncertainties include those associated with
possible fluctuations in our financial and operating results;
integration activities, performance and financial impact of acquired
companies; our ability to retain and expand our customer base or
increase new business from those customers; and our ability to continue
to release, and gain customer acceptance of, new and improved versions
of our products. For additional disclosure regarding these and other
risks faced by Medidata, see disclosures contained in Medidata’s public
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk
Factors” section of Medidata’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2017. You should consider these factors in evaluating
the forward-looking statements included in this press release and not
place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements
are made as of the date hereof, and Medidata undertakes no obligation to
update such statements as a result of new information, new developments
or otherwise, except as required by law.

(1) Non-GAAP Financial Information

Medidata provides non-GAAP operating income, net income, and net
income per share data as a supplement to its operating results. These
measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally
accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and may be different from
non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management uses these
non-GAAP measures to evaluate its financial results, develop budgets,
manage expenditures, and as an important factor in determining variable
compensation. In addition, management believes, based on discussions
with investors, that these non-GAAP measures enhance investors’ ability
to assess Medidata’s historical and projected future financial
performance. While management believes these non-GAAP financial measures
provide useful supplemental information to investors, there are inherent
limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures.
Investors are encouraged to review the attached reconciliations of these
non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures.

(2) Adjusted subscription backlog equals subscription backlog plus
outstanding intra-year renewals valued at an amount equal to the
contracts to be renewed.

(3) Total multi-year subscription backlog is unadjusted for renewals.

(4) Revenue retention rate is calculated as the percentage of prior year
revenue attributable to customers retained in the current year.

(5) A tabular reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial
measures to the most comparable forward-looking GAAP measures is
attached to this press release.

 
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
     
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2018   2017 2018   2017
Revenues
Subscription $ 141,321 $ 119,756 (4) $ 535,672 $ 457,824 (4)
Professional services 25,866   21,833   (4) 100,024   86,381   (4)
Total revenues 167,187 141,589 635,696 544,205
Cost of revenues (1)(2)
Subscription 24,526 17,958 91,087 69,235
Professional services 18,603   14,747   68,072   57,558  
Total cost of revenues 43,129 32,705 159,159 126,793
Gross profit 124,058 108,884 476,537 417,412
Operating costs and expenses
Research and development (1) 43,851 36,536 162,788 138,564
Sales and marketing (1)(2) 39,647 31,437 (4) 151,943 124,138 (4)
General and administrative (1) 29,525 23,552 110,489 94,324
Wire transaction recovery (3)       (4,770 )
Total operating costs and expenses 113,023   91,525   425,220   352,256  
Operating income 11,035 17,359 51,317 65,156
Interest and other income (expense)
Interest expense (1,433 ) (4,648 ) (15,855 ) (17,765 )
Interest income 891 1,687 7,435 5,717
Other (expense) income, net (3 ) (66 ) 7,241   (73 )
Total interest and other expense, net (545 ) (3,027 ) (1,179 ) (12,121 )
Income before income taxes 10,490 14,332 50,138 53,035
Provision for income taxes (3,829 ) (2,680 ) (4) (1,783 ) 5,459   (4)
Net income $ 14,319   $ 17,012   (4) $ 51,921   $ 47,576   (4)
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.24   $ 0.30   (4) $ 0.89   $ 0.84   (4)
Diluted $ 0.23   $ 0.28   (4) $ 0.85   $ 0.80   (4)
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 59,286 56,724 58,125 56,473
Diluted 61,571 60,245 61,162 59,765
(1) Stock-based compensation expense included in cost of revenues
and operating costs and expenses is as follows:
Cost of revenues $ 1,927 $ 1,306 $ 6,619 $ 4,873
Research and development 2,832 3,580 11,993 13,314
Sales and marketing 3,275 1,958 12,568 6,833
General and administrative 7,634   5,947   29,958   22,793  
Total stock-based compensation $ 15,668   $ 12,791   $ 61,138   $ 47,813  
(2) Amortization of intangible assets included in costs of revenues
and operating costs and expenses is as follows:
Cost of revenues $ 1,378 $ 1,094 $ 5,048 $ 3,664
Sales and marketing 505   120   1,293   441  
Total amortization of intangible assets $ 1,883   $ 1,214   $ 6,341   $ 4,105  
 
(3) Operating costs and expenses for the twelve months ended
December 31, 2017 include recognition of insurance recovery of
amounts associated with the previously recognized 2014 wire
transaction loss.
(4) Figures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017
have been recast to reflect our January 1, 2018 full retrospective
adoption of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606.
 
 
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Income and GAAP Net Income to

Non-GAAP Operating Income and Non-GAAP Net Income (Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
     
Three Months Ended December 31,       Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2018   2017 2018   2017
Operating income:
GAAP operating income $ 11,035 $ 17,359 (8) $ 51,317 $ 65,156 (8)
GAAP operating margins 6.6 % 12.3 % (8) 8.1 % 12.0 % (8)
Stock-based compensation 15,668 12,791 61,138 47,813
Depreciation and amortization 9,709 7,135 35,045 24,053
Contingent consideration adjustments (1) (68 ) 159 (331 ) 319
Cash compensation from acquisition-related agreements (2) 252 1,624
Wire transaction recovery (3)       (4,770 )
Non-GAAP operating income $ 36,596   $ 37,444   (8) $ 148,793   $ 132,571   (8)
Non-GAAP operating margins 21.9 % 26.4 % (8) 23.4 % 24.4 % (8)
Net income:
GAAP net income $ 14,319 $ 17,012 (8) $ 51,921 $ 47,576 (8)
Stock-based compensation 15,668 12,791 61,138 47,813
Amortization 1,883 1,214 6,341 4,105
Contingent consideration adjustments (1) (68 ) 159 (331 ) 319
Cash compensation from acquisition-related agreements (2) 252 1,624
Wire transaction recovery (3) (4,770 )
Interest income on wire transaction recovery (4) (1,149 )
Non-cash interest expense (5) 108 3,762 9,840 14,706
Gain on step acquisition (6) (7,648 )
Tax impact on add-back items (7) (4,461 ) (7,170 ) (17,454 ) (24,869 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 27,701   $ 27,768   (8) $ 104,282   $ 84,880   (8)
GAAP basic earnings per share $ 0.24   $ 0.30   (8) $ 0.89   $ 0.84   (8)
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.23   $ 0.28   (8) $ 0.85   $ 0.80   (8)
Non-GAAP basic earnings per share $ 0.47   $ 0.49   (8) $ 1.79   $ 1.50   (8)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.45   $ 0.46   (8) $ 1.71   $ 1.42   (8)
 
(1) Change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent
consideration liability.
(2) Expense associated with acquisition-related cash compensation
agreements entered into with certain employees of SHYFT Analytics,
Inc. (“SHYFT”).
(3) Operating costs and expenses for the twelve months ended
December 31, 2017 include recognition of insurance recovery of
amounts associated with the previously recognized 2014 wire
transaction loss. We exclude these amounts for the purposes of
calculating non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP net income
because we believe they are not indicative of our continuing
operations or meaningful when comparing current to past results.
(4) Interest income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018
includes interest on wire transaction recovery that was received
during the third quarter of 2018. We exclude this amount for the
purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income because we believe it is
not indicative of our continuing operations or meaningful when
comparing current to past results.
(5) Non-cash interest expense includes amortization of debt discount
and issuance costs on our 1.00% convertible senior notes issued in
2013, which were settled on August 1, 2018, and amortization of
issuance costs on our credit agreement entered into in 2017. We
exclude this incremental non-cash interest expense for purposes of
calculating non-GAAP net income. We believe that excluding these
expenses from our non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because
such incremental non-cash interest expense does not generate a cash
outflow, nor do the debt issuance costs represent a cash outflow
except in the period of issuance; therefore both are not indicative
of our continuing operations.
(6) Elimination of gain recognized upon step acquisition of SHYFT.
(7) Tax impact calculated using tax rates of 25% and 40% for the
periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
(8) Figures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017
have been recast to reflect our January 1, 2018 full retrospective
adoption of ASC 606.
The table above presents a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP
operating income, net income, and net income per share applicable to
common stockholders for the three and twelve months ended December
31, 2018 and 2017. Non-GAAP operating income excludes the impact of
stock-based compensation, depreciation, amortization of intangible
assets associated with acquisitions, adjustments to the fair value
of contingent consideration, cash compensation from
acquisition-related agreements, and wire transaction recovery.
Non-GAAP net income excludes the tax-affected impact of stock-based
compensation, amortization of intangible assets associated with
acquisitions, adjustments to the fair value of contingent
consideration, cash compensation from acquisition-related
agreements, wire transaction recovery and interest thereon, non-cash
interest expense, and gain on step acquisition.
 
 
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 

December 31,
2018

 

December 31,
2017

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 105,440 $ 237,325
Marketable securities 135,105 246,967
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of
$1,999 and $1,454, respectively
(1) 170,744 110,685
Prepaid commission expense 22,247 12,404
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 28,949   33,636  
Total current assets 462,485 641,017
Restricted cash 7,205 5,518
Furniture, fixtures and equipment, net 98,983 88,091
Marketable securities, long-term 179,041
Goodwill 216,017 47,435
Intangible assets, net 29,546 17,587
Deferred income taxes 45,982 35,789
Other assets 52,994   46,755  
Total assets $ 913,212   $ 1,061,233  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 7,482 $ 5,009
Accrued payroll and other compensation 51,270 32,537
Accrued expenses and other 37,487 36,041
Deferred revenue 74,463 77,375
1.00% convertible senior notes, net   278,094  
Total current liabilities 170,702   429,056  
Noncurrent liabilities:
Term loan, net 88,366 92,841
Deferred revenue, less current portion 3,843 5,256
Deferred tax liabilities 99 99
Other long-term liabilities 18,754   21,371  
Total noncurrent liabilities 111,062   119,567  
Total liabilities 281,764   548,623  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; 5,000 shares authorized,
none issued and outstanding
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 200,000 shares authorized;
66,103 and 62,801 shares issued; 61,348 and 58,607 shares
outstanding, respectively
661 628
Additional paid-in capital 574,667 486,147
Treasury stock, 4,755 and 4,194 shares, respectively (152,849 ) (132,705 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (4,869 ) (3,377 )
Retained earnings 213,838   161,917  
Total stockholders’ equity 631,448   512,610  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 913,212   $ 1,061,233  
 

(1) Unbilled receivables of $38,601 and $12,488, respectively, are
included in accounts receivable as of December 31, 2018 and 2017.

 
 
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)
  Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2018   2017
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 51,921 $ 47,576 (1)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Amortization of intangible assets and depreciation 35,045 24,053
Stock-based compensation 61,138 47,813
Amortization of discounts or premiums on marketable securities 130 1,438
Realized loss on available-for-sale marketable securities 375
Deferred income taxes (4,337 ) 908 (1)
Amortization of debt issuance costs 1,179 1,291
Amortization of debt discount 8,661 13,415
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,587 1,089
Loss on fixed asset disposal 425 72
Gain recognized on step acquisition (7,648 )
Changes in fair value of contingent consideration (331 ) 319
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (61,646 ) 4,043
Prepaid commission expense (23,070 ) (12,129 ) (1)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,625 (15,464 ) (1)
Other assets 2,996 (1,270 )
Accounts payable 3,474 (3,014 )
Accrued payroll and other compensation 18,854 2,089
Accrued expenses and other 6,054 1,751
Deferred revenue (7,334 ) 6,556 (1)
Other long-term liabilities (3,922 ) 1,210  
Net cash provided by operating activities 89,176   121,746  
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment (40,083 ) (44,621 )
Purchase of available-for-sale securities (69,214 ) (303,641 )
Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities 360,271 297,297
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired (178,897 ) (22,941 )
Purchase of cost method investments   (4,124 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 72,077   (78,030 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 14,463 10,207
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan 12,506 9,378
Acquisition of treasury stock (20,141 ) (18,499 )
Repayment of convertible notes (287,500 )
Term loan principal payments (5,000 )
Payment of acquisition-related earn-outs (4,572 )
Borrowings under term loan facility 100,000
Payment of credit facility financing costs (175 ) (1,997 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (290,419 ) 99,089  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and
restricted cash
(1,032 ) 759  
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (130,198 ) 143,564
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – Beginning of period 242,843   99,279  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – End of period $ 112,645   $ 242,843  

 

(1) Figures for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 have been
recast to reflect our January 1, 2018 full retrospective adoption of
ASC 606.
 
 
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking GAAP Operating Income Guidance
and GAAP Net Income Guidance to
Non-GAAP Operating Income Guidance and Non-GAAP Net Income
Guidance (Unaudited)
(Amounts in millions)
 

Estimated Full-Year
2019

Total revenues $734.0 — $746.0
 
GAAP operating income: $49.0 — $57.0
Stock-based compensation (1) 80.0
Depreciation and amortization (1) 43.0
Cash compensation from acquisition-related agreements (1) 3.0
Non-GAAP operating income $175.0 — $183.0
 
GAAP net income: $39.0 — $46.0
Stock-based compensation (1) 80.0
Amortization (1) 7.5
Cash compensation from acquisition-related agreements (1) 3.0
Non-cash interest expense (1) 0.5
Tax impact on add-back items (2) (23.0)
Non-GAAP net income $107.0 — $114.0
 
Fully diluted share count 62.5
 
(1) Represents the estimated midpoint of our guidance range.
(2) Tax impact estimated using a 25% rate.
 

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