HPE Software Q2 & H1 Results

Released : 01/06/2017 07:00

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Micro Focus International plc
01 June 2017
 

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1 June 2017

 

Micro Focus International plc

 

HPE Software second quarter and first half results

 

HPE Software

Hewlett Packard Enterprise ("HPE") yesterday announced its financial results for the three months ended 30 April 2017 and the six months ended 30 April 2017. The full announcement by HPE and accompanying presentation can be viewed on the following website:

http://investors.hpe.com/financial

On 7 September 2016, Micro Focus International plc ("Micro Focus" "the Company" or "the Group") and HPE announced that they had reached a definitive agreement (the "Merger Agreement") on the terms of a transaction (the "Transaction") pursuant to which the Company agreed to combine with HPE's software business segment ("HPE Software") by way of a merger (the "Merger") of a wholly owned subsidiary of Micro Focus, with Seattle SpinCo, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HPE formed to hold HPE Software for the purposes of the Transaction. The Transaction was approved by Micro Focus shareholders on 26 May 2017.

The Transaction constitutes a reverse takeover for Micro Focus under the Listing Rules. Therefore, in accordance with Listing Rule 5.6.15G(4), Micro Focus discloses the following information from HPE's financial results for the three months ended 30 April 2017 and the six months ended 30 April 2017, as it relates to HPE Software. The below financial information supersedes the information contained in the HPE Software trading update which was released on 9 May 2017.

Second quarter HPE Software highlights

·      Second quarter reported revenue was US$685m, down 11% year over year, down 9% when adjusted for divestitures and currency as declines in Licence and Professional Services more than offset growth in SaaS as the team works through the transition to Micro Focus

·      Second quarter reported operating profit of US$181m, representing an improved operating margin of 26.4% predominantly driven by the team's continued focus on disciplined cost controls

·      This is a 160 bps improvement year over year as reported, and the improvement is over 10 points when adjusted for one-time items last year including the Tipping Point divestiture gain

First half HPE Software highlights

·      First half reported revenue was US$1,406m, down 10 % year over year, down 5% when adjusted for divestitures and currency

·      First half reported operating profit of US$335m, representing an improved operating margin of 23.8%

 

Summary financials

Revenue by type

The tables below outline the reported revenues for HPE Software as reported by HPE for both the three months and the six months ended 30 April of 2017 and 2016 respectively.

 

 

Reported revenues

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2016

US$m

% growth

   Licence revenue

$140

$198

(29)%

   Support revenue

387

403

(4)%

   Professional services revenue

85

102

(17)%

   SaaS revenue

73

71

3%

Total reported revenue

$685

$774

(11)%

 

 

 

Reported revenues

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2016

US$m

% growth

   Licence revenue

$311

$385

(19)%

   Support revenue

773

828

(7)%

   Professional services revenue

174

198

(12)%

   SaaS revenue

148

143

3%

Total reported revenue

$1,406

$1,554

(10)%

 

Operating profit

The table below outlines the reported operating profit for HPE Software as reported by HPE for both the three months and the six months ended 30 April of 2017 and 2016 respectively.

 

 

 

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2017 US$m

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2016 US$m


Operating profit

$181

$192


% margin (based on reported revenues)

26.4%

24.8%


 

 

 

 

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2017 US$m

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2016 US$m


Operating profit

$335

$328


% margin (based on reported revenues)

23.8%

21.1%


 

Adjusted revenue numbers

The Appendix sets out a reconciliation of the reported revenue numbers referred to above for the adjustments made to take account of divestitures and changes in currency exchange rates.  These adjusted revenue numbers are shown below.

 

 

Adjusted revenues

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - three months ended 30 Apr 2016

US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

   Licence revenue

$139

$193

(28)%

   Support revenue

391

392

(0)%

   Professional services revenue

86

102

(16)%

   SaaS revenue

74

71

4%

Total adjusted revenue

$690

$758

(9)%

 

 

 

Adjusted revenues

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - six months ended 30 Apr 2016

US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

   Licence revenue

$305

$363

(16)%

   Support revenue

782

789

(1)%

   Professional services revenue

177

198

(11)%

   SaaS revenue

150

143

5%

Total adjusted revenue

$1,414

$1,493

(5)%

 

 

For further information please contact:

Micro Focus International Plc

Kevin Loosemore (Executive Chairman)

Mike Phillips (Chief Financial Officer)

Tim Brill (Director, Corporate Communications & IR)

+44 16 3556 5605

Powerscourt (PR adviser)

Juliet Callaghan

+44 20 7250 1446

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) is a global enterprise software company supporting the technology needs and challenges of the Forbes Global 2,000 (the top 2,000 public companies in the world by as determined Forbes magazine). Our solutions help organisations leverage existing IT investments, enterprise applications and emerging technologies to address complex, rapidly evolving business requirements while protecting corporate information at all times. Micro Focus's Product Portfolios are Micro Focus and SUSE. Within Micro Focus our solution portfolios are COBOL Development and Mainframe Solutions, Host Connectivity, Identity and Access Security, IT Development and Operations Management Tools, and Collaboration and Networking. For more information, visit: www.microfocus.com. SUSE, a pioneer in Open Source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. For more information, visit: www.SUSE.com.

About HPE Software

HPE Software is a leading global infrastructure software provider that allows customers to automate IT operations to simplify, accelerate and secure business processes. The company offers a broad range of software for enterprises of all sizes across four pillars (I) IT Operations Management, (II) Application Testing & Delivery Management, (III) Security and Information Governance and (IV) Big Data Platform Analytics. Its software offerings include licences, support, SaaS and Professional Services across its product portfolio.

The business operates a global footprint spanning the Americas, Asia Pacific & Japan and EMEA regions, with over 30,000 customers across the world. The business currently works with 98 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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Information set forth in this announcement, oral statements made regarding the Transaction, and other information published by Micro Focus or HPE may contain certain statements about Micro Focus, HPE and HPE Software that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement may include statements about the expected effects on Micro Focus, HPE and HPE Software of the Transaction, the anticipated timing and benefits of the Transaction, Micro Focus' and HPE Software's anticipated standalone or combined financial results and all other statements in this announcement other than historical facts. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words "targets", "plans", "believes", "expects", "intends", "will", "likely", "may", "anticipates", "estimates", "projects", "should", "would", "expect", "positioned", "strategy", "future" or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Micro Focus, HPE or HPE Software (as the case may be) and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. As such, forward-looking statements should be construed in light of such factors. Neither Micro Focus nor HPE, nor any of their respective associates or directors, officers or advisers, provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements in this announcement will actually occur or that if any of the events occur, that the effect on the operations or financial condition of Micro Focus, HPE or HPE Software will be as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained in this communication based on past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will necessarily continue in the future. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the satisfaction of the conditions to the Transaction and other risks related to the completion of the Transaction and actions related thereto; Micro Focus' and HPE's ability to complete the Transaction on the anticipated terms and schedule; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of Micro Focus or HPE Software; future capital expenditures, expenses, revenues, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects of Micro Focus, HPE Software and the resulting combined company; business and management strategies and the expansion and growth of the operations of Micro Focus, HPE Software and the resulting combined company; the ability to successfully combine the business of Micro Focus and HPE Software and to realize expected operational improvement from the Transaction; the effects of government regulation on the businesses of Micro Focus, HPE Software or the combined company; the risk that disruptions from the Transaction will impact Micro Focus' or HPE Software's business; and Micro Focus', HPE Software's or HPE's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions generally. Additional factors can be found under "Risk Factors" in HPE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2016 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  For a discussion of important factors which could cause actual results to differ from forward looking statements relating to Micro Focus, refer to Micro Focus's Annual Report and Accounts 2016. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and none of Micro Focus, HPE Software or HPE undertakes any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Appendix

The below tables set out the reconciliation from HPE Software reported revenues to adjusted revenues on a quarterly basis. The reconciliation accounts for adjustments made for divestitures and changes in currency exchange rates over the course of the year. Revenue has been adjusted to exclude amounts for the Tipping Point divestiture.

HPE Software revenue by business for the three months ended 30 April 2017

 

 

HPE Software - three months ended

30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - three months ended

30 Apr 2016

 US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

Reported revenue

$140

$198


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

(5)


Adjustment for currency

(1)

-


Adjusted Licence revenue

$139

$193

(28)%

Reported revenue

387

$403


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

(11)


Adjustment for currency

4

-


Adjusted Support revenue

$391

$392

(0)%

Reported revenue

85

$102


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

-


Adjustment for currency

1

-


Adjusted Prof. Serv revenue

$86

$102

(16)%

Reported revenue

73

$71


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

-


Adjustment for currency

1

-


Adjusted SaaS revenue

$74

$71

4%

 

HPE Software total revenue for the three months ended 30 April 2017

 

 

HPE Software - three months ended

30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - three months ended

30 Apr 2016

 US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

Total reported revenue

$685

$774


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

(16)


Adjustment for currency

5

-


Total adjusted revenue

$690

$758

(9)%

 

HPE Software revenue by business for the six months ended 30 April 2017

 

 

HPE Software - six months ended

30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - six months ended

30 Apr 2016

 US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

Reported revenue

$311

$385


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

(5)

(22)


Adjustment for currency

-

-


Adjusted Licence revenue

$305

$363

(16)%

Reported revenue

773

$828


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

(1)

(39)


Adjustment for currency

9

-


Adjusted Support revenue

$782

$789

(1)%

Reported revenue

174

$198


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

-


Adjustment for currency

3

-


Adjusted Prof. Serv revenue

$177

$198

(11)%

Reported revenue

148

$143


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

-

-


Adjustment for currency

2

-


Adjusted SaaS revenue

$150

$143

5%

 

HPE Software total revenue for the six months ended 30 April 2017

 

 

HPE Software - six months ended

30 Apr 2017

US$m

HPE Software - six months ended

30 Apr 2016

 US$m

% growth (adjusted for divestitures and currency)

Total reported revenue

$1,406

$1,554


Revenue adjusted for divestitures

(6)

(61)


Adjustment for currency

14

-


Total adjusted revenue

$1,414

$1,493

(5)%

 

It is possible that the financial information contained in any prospectus published in relation to the Transaction may differ from the financial information included in the Appendix of this announcement.


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