Luxoft Holding, Inc Reports Results for Third Quarter FY2018

February 14, 2018


London, UK -- 14 February 2018 -- Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a global IT service provider, today announced results for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Third Quarter FY2018 Highlights

  • Revenue of $236.6 million, up 14.3% year-over-year and up 3.8% sequentially
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $40.0 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 16.9%, compared to $37.5 million and 18.1% in the year-ago quarter
  • GAAP net income of $20.6 million, up 10.9% year-over-year and up 11.4% sequentially
  • Non-GAAP net income of $30.5 million, up 9.0% from $27.9 million in the year-ago quarter and up 8.7% from $28.0 million last quarter
  • Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.60, up 9.1% from $0.55 in the year-ago quarter
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.89, up 8.5% from $0.82 in the year-ago quarter
  • As of December 31, 2017, total number of employees was 13,101; Annual revenue per billable engineer was $85,392, up 4.5% year-over-year and up 3.2% sequentially
  • FY 2018 Guidance revised due to lower revenue from two Fortune 10 healthcare & telecom clients

Note: Reconciliations of non-GAAP to GAAP measures are included at the end of the release.

“Our third quarter results demonstrate our continued progress in executing our strategic transformation to diversify our revenue streams, expand our presence in attractive end markets and strengthen our global delivery capabilities,” said Dmitry Loschinin, Luxoft’s CEO and President. “We had a number of bright spots this quarter, including consolidated revenue growth of 26.5% year-over-year, excluding the top two accounts, and double-digit revenue growth in each of our three lines of business. Ongoing strong demand for advanced digital and cloud deployments drove 20.4% year-over-year revenue growth in our Digital Enterprise line of business. Financial Services’ revenue increased 12.9% compared to last year, and was up 48.7% excluding the top two accounts. We also continue to experience strong demand in our Automotive line of business as autonomy drives investment in advanced technologies, improving in-vehicle user experiences and increasing the need for connected services and IT infrastructure.  On a year-over-year basis, this line of business grew 10.1% in the quarter and 37.5% in the nine-month period and is on track to deliver annual growth of over 40%.”

 “We continue to enhance our global competitive position and market penetration utilizing our expansive and scalable delivery platform.  During the quarter, we opened a new delivery center in Berlin, the result of a strategic collaboration, with a major German multinational automotive manufacturer, to attract new talent for next-generation intelligent user experience for cars. We continue to increase our presence in Asia Pacific (APAC) following the opening of the Bangalore office. We expect to quickly ramp our engineer headcount here as we see many attractive opportunities to deliver IT services to financial institutions and other industries in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and China from nearshore locations.”

The Company exhibited solid performance across key global markets. Revenue generated in North America increased 8.4% year-over-year while APAC and Europe revenues grew 114.2% and 22.0% year-over-year, respectively. The success we are having expanding our global presence and growing outside of financial services is meaningfully reducing our client concentration.  Our top two accounts amounted to 34.4% of revenue, representing a 6.3 percentage point decrease year over year. On the same basis, the top five accounts amounted to 46.0% of revenue, representing a 7.2 percentage point decrease and the top ten accounts amounted to 57.2% of revenue, a decrease of 6.6 percentage points.

Mr. Loschinin concluded, “Looking ahead, we expect our full-year results to be affected by lower revenue from two large acquired telecom and healthcare clients. This is primarily the result of our de-emphasizing lower-margin, non-core business and strategically aligning our resources with an expanding number of attractive, higher-margin opportunities.  While this will impact our revenue generation this fiscal year, we believe these actions position the Company more competitively in the long term. As a result, we currently expect our full-year fiscal 2018 revenue to be in the range of $900-905 million, down approximately 2%, and our adjusted EBITDA margin to be in the range of 15.0-15.2%.”

 “Despite this near-term challenge, our confidence in the business remains strong. We see a number of attractive growth opportunities across our verticals, and we are confident we have the right strategy to further build our long-term growth potential and deliver increasing value to shareholders. The entire Luxoft team is focused on driving improved execution and entering fiscal 2019 with momentum across our business as we further implement our revenue diversification and business optimization strategies.”

Outlook for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2018

The Company is revising its full-year outlook and expects: 

  • Revenue to be in the range of $900 to $905 million, down approximately 2%, from the previous $920 million guidance
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin to be in the range of 15.0-15.2%, down from the previous guidance of 15.5-16.5%
  • Diluted EPS on GAAP basis to be at least $1.53 (unchanged)
  • Diluted EPS on a non-GAAP basis to be in the range from $2.77- $2.85, down from at least $2.85
  • EPS to be based on an estimated weighted average of 34.4 million diluted shares

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call to review the results on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. ET. To participate, please dial 877-407-8293 or 201-689-8349 (outside the U.S.) or access the live webcast here.
A replay will be available two hours after the call at or by dialing 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 (outside the U.S.) and entering the conference ID 13675016. The replay will be available until February 28, 2018.

About Luxoft

Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT) is a global IT service provider of innovative technology solutions that delivers measurable business outcomes to multinational companies. Its offerings encompass strategic consulting, custom software development services, and digital solution engineering. Luxoft enables companies to compete by leveraging its multi-industry expertise in the financial services, automotive, communications, and healthcare & life sciences sectors. Its managed delivery model is underpinned by a highly-educated workforce, allowing the Company to continuously innovate upwards on the technology stack to meet evolving digital challenges.

Luxoft has more than 13,100 employees across 41 cities in 20 countries within five continents, with its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland. For more information, please visit the website.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with US GAAP, this press release includes the following measures defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission as non-GAAP financial measures: earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA); adjusted EBITDA; non-GAAP net income; non-GAAP diluted Earnings per share (EPS) and Free Cash Flow (FCF). EBITDA is calculated as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, where interest includes unwinding of the discount rate for contingent liabilities. Prior year amounts were amended accordingly. Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS exclude stock-based compensation expense, amortization of fair value adjustments to intangible assets and impairment thereof and other acquisitions related costs that may include changes in the fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. Non-GAAP diluted EPS are calculated as non-GAAP net income divided by weighted average number of diluted shares. Free Cash Flow is calculated as operating cash flow less capital expenditure which consists of purchases of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets as defined in the cash flow statement.

We adjust our non-GAAP financial measures to exclude stock based compensation, because it is a non-cash expense. We also adjust our non-GAAP financial measures to exclude the change in fair value of contingent consideration, because we believe these expenses are not indicative of what we consider to be normal course of operations. Our non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted to exclude amortization of purchased intangible assets in order to allow management and investors to evaluate our results from operating activities as if these assets have been developed internally rather than acquired in a business combination. Finally, we adjust our non-GAAP financial measures to exclude acquisition-related costs, which comprise payments to consulting firms as well as fees paid upon successful completion of acquisition; as well as certain incentive payments for members of management of the acquired companies as provided for in the acquisition agreements. These payments are based on performance of the acquired businesses and are classified as part of management compensation rather than part of purchase consideration. These costs vary with the size and complexity of each acquisition and are generally inconsistent in amount and frequency, and therefore, we believe that they may not be indicative of the size and volume of future acquisition-related costs.

We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they present a better measure of our core business and management uses them internally to evaluate our ongoing performance. Accordingly, we believe that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in enhancing and understanding of our operating performance. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, comparable US GAAP measures. The non-GAAP results and a full reconciliation between US GAAP and non-GAAP results are provided in the accompanying tables at the end of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business and financial condition, as well as the results of operations, liquidity, plans and objectives. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "expect," "predict," "potential," or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the persistence and intensification of competition in the IT industry; the future growth of spending in IT services outsourcing generally and in each of our industry verticals, application outsourcing and custom application development and offshore research and development services; the level of growth of demand for our services from our clients; the level of increase in revenue from our new clients; seasonal trends and the budget and work cycles of our clients; general economic and business conditions in our locations, including geopolitical instability and social, economic or political uncertainties, particularly in Russia and Ukraine, and any potential sanctions, restrictions or responses to such conditions imposed by some of the locations in which we operate; the levels of our concentration of revenues by vertical, geography, by client and by type of contract in the future; the expected timing of the increase in our corporate tax rate, or actual increases to our effective tax rate which we may experience from time to time; our expectations with respect to the proportion of our fixed price contracts; our expectation that we will be able to integrate and manage the companies we acquire and that our acquisitions will yield the benefits we envision; the demands we expect our rapid growth to place on our management and infrastructure; the sufficiency of our current cash, cash flow from operations, and lines of credit to meet our anticipated cash needs; the high proportion of our cost of services comprised of personnel salaries; our plans to introduce new products for commercial resale and licensing in addition to providing services; our anticipated joint venture with one of our clients; and our continued financial relationship with IBS Group Holding limited and its subsidiaries including expectations for the provision and purchase of services and purchase and lease of equipment; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2017 and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(In thousands of US dollars, except share amounts)   

 December 31,  As of March 31,
2017  2017
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents$69,351  $109,558
Restricted cash, current 4,065   4,000
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,303 at December 31, 2017 and $435 at March 31, 2017 170,489  144,862
Unbilled revenue 41,291  14,454
Work-in-progress 4,241  2,805
Due from related parties 592  1,084
VAT and other taxes receivable 3,644  1,732
Advances issued 2,624  2,740
Other current assets 6,077  5,224
Total current assets 302,374  286,459
Non-current assets     
Restricted cash, non-current 2,818   1,399
Deferred tax assets 4,435  3,423
Property and equipment, net 46,829  49,571
Intangible assets, net 122,416  120,430
Goodwill 93,579  76,918
Other non-current assets 5,367  9,007
Total non-current assets 275,444  260,748
Total assets$577,818  $547,207
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity     
Current liabilities     
Short-term borrowings$515  $633
Accounts payable 6,684  24,402
Accrued liabilities 37,263  38,513
Deferred revenue 3,800  3,815
Due to related parties 13  460
Taxes payable 24,920  21,283
Payable on derivative financial instruments 945  295
Payable for acquisitions, current 12,781  17,221
Other current liabilities 1,721  2,025
Total current liabilities 88,642  108,647
Deferred tax liability, non-current 11,489  16,907
Payable for acquisitions, non-current 18,556  32,206
Other non-current liabilities 4,415  2,629
Total liabilities 123,102  160,389
Shareholders’ equity     
Share capital (80,000,000 shares authorized; 33,842,002 issued and outstanding with no par value as at December 31, 2017, and 80,000,000 shares authorized; 33,540,034 issued and outstanding with no par value as at March 31, 2017)       —        —
Additional paid-in capital 150,132  133,192
Common stock held in treasury, at cost (25,422 shares as of December 31, 2017; 93,813 shares as of March 31, 2017)   (1,375)    (6,028)
Retained earnings 308,815  263,508
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (2,888)  (3,886)
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to the Group 454,684  386,786
Non-controlling interest 32  32
Total equity 454,716  386,818
Total liabilities and equity$577,818  $547,207

(In thousands of US dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 For the three months
ended December 31,
  For the nine months
ended December 31,
  (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)  
Sales of services $236,613 $206,924  $673,885 $581,430
Operating expenses         
Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) 144,332 124,688  419,236 345,348
Selling, general and administrative expenses 63,485 54,291  179,747 157,530
Depreciation and amortization 11,050 9,362  31,695 24,587
Gain from revaluation of contingent liability (3,930) (2,143)  (6,020) (2,587)
Operating income 21,676
Other income and expenses         
Interest income, net 17 6  76 10
Unwinding of discount rate for contingent liability, loss (588) (719)  (1,286) (1,224)
Other gain, net 934 3,630  1,880 4,364
Gain from derivative financial instruments 57 953  146 1,314
Net foreign exchange gain/ (loss) 177
Income before income taxes 22,273 21,749  51,344 57,523
Income tax expense (1,723)
Net income $20,550
Net income attributable to the non‑controlling interest 
Net income attributable to the Group $20,550
Basic EPS per Class A and Class B ordinary share        
Net income attributable to the Group per ordinary share $0.61
Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding 33,756,866
Diluted EPS per Class A and Class B ordinary share        
Diluted net income attributable to the Group per ordinary share $0.60
Diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding 34,102,625

(In thousands of US dollars)

For the three months For the nine months ended
 ended December 31, December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
 (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
Net income $20,550 $18,532  $45,307 $48,903
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax           
Gains/(losses) on derivative instruments, net of tax effect of $3 and $74; $75 and $173 (28)  1,648  (681)  2,258
Translation adjustments with no tax effects 314  (367)  1,679  (2,012)
Total other comprehensive income 286  1,281  998  246
Comprehensive income 20,836  19,813  46,305  49,149
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest   —    —    —    —
Comprehensive income attributable to the Group  $  20,836 $  19,813 $  46,305   $  49,149

(In thousands of US dollars)

 For the nine months ended
 December 31,
 2017 2016
Operating activities    
Income from operations$45,307$48,903
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization 31,695 24,587
Deferred tax benefit (3,449) (1,434)
Income from derivative financial instruments (146) (1,314)
(Income)/ Loss on foreign exchange (1,301) 3,493
Provision for doubtful accounts 827 417
Gain from revaluation of contingent liability (6,020) (2,587)
Unwinding of discount rate for contingent liability, loss 1,286 1,224
Share-based compensation 22,940 21,515
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Trade accounts receivable and unbilled revenue (36,581) (3,389)
Work-in-progress (1,436) (514)
Due to and from related parties 45 261
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (21,807) (8,943)
Deferred revenue (32) (2,897)
Changes in other assets and liabilities 1,565 (4,781)
Net cash provided by operating activities 32,893 74,541
Investing activities    
Purchases of property and equipment (17,348) (14,574)
Purchases of intangible assets (3,395) (2,930)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (34,155) (54,464)
Restricted cash 125 
Net cash used in investing activities (54,773) (71,968)
Financing activities    
Net repayment of short-term borrowings (1,127) (5,998)
Acquisition of business, deferred consideration (12,945) (4,534)
Repurchases of common stock (3,361) (1,266)
Repayment of capital lease obligations (132) (123)
Net cash used in financing activities (17,565) (11,921)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (762) (1,133)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (40,207) (10,481)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 109,558 108,545
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$69,351$98,064

Luxoft Holding, Inc  
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)     
(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)

 Three Months Ended December 31,   Nine Months Ended December 31, 
 2017 2017 2017   2017 2017 2017
  GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP    GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP 
Operating income 21,67610,849(a)32,525    49,22733,468(a)82,695 
Operating margin 9.2%4.5%13.7%   7.3%5.0%12.3%
Net income 20,5509,921(b)30,471    45,30730,320(b)75,627 
Diluted earnings per share$0.60 $0.89   $1.32 $2.21 
 Three Months Ended December 31,    Nine Months Ended December 31,
 2016 2016 2016  2016 2016 2016 
  GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP    GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP 
Operating income 20,7269,512(a)30,238    56,55229,615(a)86,167 
Operating margin 10.0%4.6%14.6%   9.7%5.1%14.8%
Net income 18,5329,416(b)27,948    48,90327,913(b)76,816 
Diluted earnings per share$0.55$0.82   $1.44 $2.27 

Luxoft Holding, Inc  
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures (Unaudited)  
(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(a)20172016 20172016
Adjustments to GAAP operating income       
Stock-based compensation expense$8,703$7,625 $22,940$21,515
Amortization of purchased Intangible assets 4,711 3,806  12,741 8,359
Gain from revaluation of contingent liability (3,930) (2,143)  (6,020) (2,587)
Acquisition related costs 1,365 224  3,8072,328
Total Adjustments to GAAP income from operations:$10,849$9,512 $33,468$29,615
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
(b)20172016 20172016
Adjustments to GAAP net income     
Stock-based compensation expense$8,703$7,625 $22,940$21,515
Amortization of purchased Intangible assets 4,711 3,806  12,741 8,359
Gain from revaluation of contingent liability and unwinding of discount rate for contingent liability   (3,342)   (1,424)    (4,734)   (1,363)
Acquisition related costs 1,365 224  3,807 2,328
Tax effect of the adjustments (1,516) (815)  (4,434) (2,926)
Total Adjustments to GAAP net income$9,921$9,416 $30,320$27,913
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
 20172016 20172016
Net income$20,550$18,532 $45,307$48,903
Adjusted for:         
Interest Income (17) (6)  (76) (10)
Unwinding of discount rate for contingent liability, loss 588 719  1,286 1,224
Income tax 1,723 3,217  6,037 8,620
Depreciation and Amortization 11,050 9,362  31,695 24,587
EBITDA$33,894$31,824 $84,249$83,324
Adjusted for         
Stock based compensation 8,703 7,625  22,940 21,515
Gain from revaluation of contingent liability (3,930) (2,143)  (6,020) (2,587)
Acquisition related costs 1,365 224  3,807 2,328
Adjusted EBITDA$40,032$37,530 $104,976$104,580

Luxoft Holding, Inc Schedule of supplemental information 
(In thousands; except percentages)

 Revenue for the three Months Ended December 31, 
 2017 2016 
Client locationAmount% of sales Amount% of sales 
North America$78,60933.2%72,54235.1%
Europe (excl. U.K.)77,52632.8%63,55730.7%
Russia 13,1595.6% 12,6336.1%
APAC 12,4565.3% 5,8152.8%
 Revenue for the nine Months Ended December 31, 
 2017 2016 
Client locationAmount% of sales Amount% of sales 
North America$237,27035.2%187,88332.3%
Europe (excl. U.K.)211,06031.3%172,73829.7%
Russia 38,5935.7% 27,6334.8%
APAC 29,4834.4% 20,1203.5%


 Revenue for the three Months Ended December 31, 
 2017 2016 
Industry verticalAmount% of sales Amount% of sales 
Financial Services$138,11958.4%122,33359.1%
Automotive and transport 36,02115.2%32,71715.8%
Telecom 28,06411.9% 17,8208.6%
Digital 26,05211.0% 23,02711.1%
Other 6990.3%9260.5%
   Revenue for the nine months ended December 31, 
   2017 2016 
Industry vertical
 Amount% of sales Amount% of sales 
Financial Services
Automotive and transport 111,93316.6%81,39614.0%
Digital 77,95011.6% 64,97011.2%
 77,63011.5% 46,8138.1%
Healthcare 24,0753.6%18,6713.2%
Other  1,534 0.2 %  1,743 0.2
 $ 673,885 100.0 %  581,430 100.0% 

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Forward-looking Financial Measures
to Comparable GAAP Forward-looking Measures
(In thousands of US dollars, except share, per share amounts and percentages)

Year Ended
March 31, 2018
Net income
Adjusted for:  
Interest Expense (164)
Income tax 7,598 
Depreciation and Amortization 43,499 
Adjusted for:   
Stock based compensation 29,501 
Loss from revaluation of contingent liability (4,479) 
Acquisition related costs 4,889 
Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA margin 15.0%
Net income
Adjusted for:   
Stock-based compensation expense 29,501 
Amortization of purchased Intangible assets 17,452 
Loss from revaluation of contingent liability (4,479) 
Acquisition related costs 4,889 
Tax effect of the adjustments (6,191)
Total adjustments to Net Income$41,172 
Adjusted Net Income$95,522 
Diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding 34,442,000 
Adjusted EPS$2.77


Year Ended March 31, 2018
GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP
Net income$54,350 $41,172 $95,522
Diluted earnings per share$1.58   $2.77

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