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Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Akamai Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results16:01 EDT Wednesday, July 27, 2011CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Revenue of $277.0 million, up 13 percent year-over-yearGAAP net income of $47.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, up 26 percent year-over-yearNormalized net income* of $65.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, up 1 percent year-over-year(Logo: )Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.  Revenue for second quarter 2011 was $277.0 million, a 13 percent increase over second quarter 2010 revenue of $245.3 million, and slightly above first quarter 2011 revenue of $276.0 million. Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the second quarter of 2011 was $47.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, a 26 percent increase from second quarter 2010 GAAP net income of $38.1 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, and a 5 percent decrease from first quarter 2011 GAAP net income of $50.6 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. The Company generated normalized net income* of $65.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011, a 1 percent improvement over second quarter 2010 normalized net income of $65.0 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, and down 9 percent from first quarter 2011 normalized net income of $72.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share.  (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.) Included in these results for the second quarter of 2011 is a tax charge of $28.3 million, based on a full-year GAAP tax rate of 35 percent.  This tax rate is higher than the previous forecast of 32 to 33 percent, due to increased costs attributable to investment in the Company's network outside of North America.  The impact of the higher tax rate on net income in the second quarter of 2011 was approximately $5.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share."Trends in cloud computing, Internet security, mobile connectivity, and the proliferation of online video have continued to drive our customers' online initiatives and our business success," said Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai.  "With the scale, data and software underlying the Akamai intelligent platform, combined with our deep industry expertise, we believe Akamai is uniquely capable of enabling our customers' online businesses to grow revenues and reduce costs.  We continue to position Akamai to lead the next evolution of cloud computing by investing in the business to build new and innovative solutions that leverage the Company's core competencies."Adjusted EBITDA* for the second quarter of 2011 was $126.2 million, up 13 percent from $112.1 million in the second quarter of 2010 and down about 2 percent from $129.2 million in the prior quarter.  Adjusted EBITDA margin* for the second quarter of 2011 was 46 percent, consistent with the same period last year.  (*See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for definitions.) Cash from operations was $111.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 or 40 percent of revenue.  At the end of the second quarter of 2011, the Company had approximately $1.3 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.Sales through resellers and sales outside the United States accounted for 19 percent and 30 percent, respectively, of revenue for the second quarter 2011.During the second quarter of 2011, under a share repurchase program that was approved by the Board of Directors in April 2009 and extended in April 2011, the Company repurchased approximately 1.5 million shares of common stock for $50.5 million at an average price of $32.90 per share.  As of June 30, 2011, the Company had repurchased 8.3 million shares of common stock for $251.5 million at an average price of $30.15 per share. As of June 30, 2011, the Company had approximately 186.0 million shares of common stock outstanding.Quarterly Conference Call Akamai will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET that can be accessed through 1-866-800-8652 (or 1-617-614-2705 for international calls) and using passcode No. 92064685.  A live Webcast of the call may be accessed at in the Investor section.  In addition, a replay of the call will be available for one week following the conference through the Akamai Website or by calling 1-888-286-8010 (or 1-617-801-6888 for international calls) and using passcode No. 65335286. About Akamai Akamai® provides market-leading, cloud-based services for optimizing Web and mobile content and applications, online HD video, and secure e-commerce.  Combining highly-distributed, energy-efficient computing with intelligent software, Akamai's global platform is transforming the cloud into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, transact and collaborate.  To learn how the world's leading enterprises are optimizing their business in the cloud, please visit and follow @Akamai on Twitter.Financial StatementsCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(dollar amounts in thousands)(unaudited)June 30, 2011Dec. 31, 2010AssetsCash and cash equivalents$                              205,629$                              231,866Marketable securities291,596374,733Restricted marketable securities51272Accounts receivable, net 178,260175,366Deferred income tax assets, current portion28,06928,201Prepaid expenses and other current assets47,34848,029Current assets750,953858,467Marketable securities788,152636,486Restricted marketable securities4545Property and equipment, net 274,377255,929Goodwill and other intangible assets, net506,801515,370Other assets9,54011,153Deferred income tax assets, net74,28175,226Total assets$                           2,404,149$                           2,352,676Liabilities and stockholders' equityAccounts payable and accrued expenses$                              115,962$                              120,046Other current liabilities22,74625,105Current liabilities138,708145,151Other liabilities37,12629,920Total liabilities175,834175,071Stockholders' equity2,228,3152,177,605Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$                           2,404,149$                           2,352,676Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(amounts in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,Mar. 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,20112011201020112010Revenues$              276,989$             275,953$        245,318$        552,942$              485,347Costs and operating expenses:  Cost of revenues * **89,64789,06871,840178,715139,314Research and development *11,00612,59413,57723,60026,756Sales and marketing *52,83753,36555,203106,202104,871General and administrative * **45,97543,90143,70789,87683,257Amortization of other intangible assets4,2924,2774,1528,5698,260Total costs and operating expenses203,757203,205188,479406,962362,458Operating income73,23272,74856,839145,980122,889Interest income, net(3,096)(2,960)(2,771)(6,056)(5,433)Loss on early extinguishment of debt--294-294Other loss (income), net1071,035(122)1,142(47)Income before provision for income taxes76,22174,67359,438150,894128,075Provision for income taxes28,30024,05621,31552,35649,074Net income$                47,921$               50,617$          38,123$          98,538$                79,001Net income per share:    Basic$                    0.26$                   0.27$              0.22$              0.53$                    0.46    Diluted$                    0.25$                   0.26$              0.20$              0.52$                    0.42Shares used in per share calculations:    Basic186,612186,849173,317186,731172,209    Diluted190,179191,383190,479190,781189,746* Includes stock-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)** Includes depreciation and amortization (see supplemental table for figures)Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(amounts in thousands)(unaudited)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,Mar. 31June 30, June 30, June 30, 20112011201020112010 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $               47,921$           50,617$           38,123$        98,538$             79,001 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets and deferred financing costs 41,33341,13434,85882,46768,028 Stock-based compensation 11,61215,71220,27627,32439,384Provision for deferred income taxes, net--19,973-44,611Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation(1,838)(9,012)(9,750)(10,850)(12,923) (Gain) loss on investments and disposal of property and equipment, net (113)117(264)4(245) Provision for doubtful accounts 1323222924541,445 Non-cash portion of loss on early extinguishment of debt --294-294 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (7,101)7,557(18,988)456(16,406) Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,917(6,076)(28,906)841(40,284) Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities 2,678(8,391)25,198(5,713)11,878 Accrued restructuring (32)-(48)(32)(93) Deferred revenue 1,271(3,453)1,090(2,182)(1,319) Other noncurrent assets and liabilities  9,068(16)4,2329,052762 Net cash provided by operating activities 111,84888,51186,380200,359174,133 Cash flows from investing activities: Cash paid for acquired business, net of cash received (375)(175)(12,010)(550)(12,010) Purchases of property and equipment and capitalization of internal-use software costs (42,740)(46,235)(66,097)(88,975)(101,287) Proceeds from sales and maturities of short- and long-term marketable securities 263,870247,267317,165511,137504,722 Purchases of short- and long-term marketable securities (302,520)(275,615)(382,614)(578,135)(614,679) Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment 6325158838 Increase in other investments ----(500) Decrease in restricted investments held for security deposits -221-2218 Net cash used in investing activities (81,702)(74,512)(143,541)(156,214)(223,708) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under stock option and employee stock purchase plans8,1633,95916,94712,12220,993 Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 1,8389,0129,75010,85012,923 Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (3,507)--(3,507)- Repurchase of common stock (48,935)(43,678)(20,376)(92,613)(42,621) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (42,441)(30,707)6,321(73,148)(8,705) Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 7502,016(1,878)2,766(2,519) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (11,545)(14,692)(52,718)(26,237)(60,799) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 217,174231,866173,224231,866181,305 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $             205,629$         217,174$         120,506$      205,629$           120,506Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,Mar. 31,June 30,June 30, June 30, 20112011201020112010Supplemental financial data (in thousands):Stock-based compensation:Cost of revenues $                    590$                   555$                 707$             1,145$             1,408Research and development 2,1242,7623,5424,8867,535Sales and marketing 5,3156,8468,77612,16117,800General and administrative 3,5835,5497,2519,13212,641     Total stock-based compensation $               11,612$              15,712$            20,276$           27,324$           39,384Depreciation and amortization:Network-related depreciation$               31,245$              30,687$            24,705$           61,932$           47,760Capitalized stock-based compensation amortization1,9382,0651,8304,0033,705Other depreciation and amortization3,8584,1053,9877,9637,909Amortization of other intangible assets4,2924,2774,1528,5698,260Total depreciation and amortization$               41,333$              41,134$            34,674$           82,467$           67,634Capital expenditures:Purchases of property and equipment$               32,925$              35,600$            58,243$           68,525$           86,446Capitalized internal-use software9,81510,6357,85420,45014,841Capitalized stock-based compensation1,6411,8242,2023,4653,679Total capital expenditures$               44,381$              48,059$            68,299$           92,440$         104,966Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, marketablesecurities and restricted marketable securities$               28,236$              13,835$            15,894$           42,071$           50,791End of period statistics:Number of employees2,2442,2251,976Number of deployed servers95,81189,33173,197*Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to providing financial measurements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP), Akamai has historically provided additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). Legislative and regulatory changes discourage the use of and emphasis on non-GAAP financial metrics and require companies to explain why non-GAAP financial metrics are relevant to management and investors. We believe that the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures in this press release helps investors to gain a meaningful understanding of our past performance and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts our performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts. Our management uses these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, as the basis for measuring our core operating performance and comparing such performance to that of prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. These measures are also used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. There are limitations associated with reliance on these non-GAAP financial metrics because they are specific to our operations and financial performance, which may make comparisons with other companies' financial results more challenging. By providing both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, we believe that investors are able to compare our GAAP results to those of other companies while also gaining a better understanding of our operating performance as evaluated by management. Akamai defines "Adjusted EBITDA" as net income, before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of tangible and intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation, restructuring charges and benefits, acquisition related costs and benefits, certain gains and losses on investments, foreign exchange gains and losses, loss on early extinguishment of debt and gains on legal settlements. Akamai considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important indicator of the Company's operational strength and performance of its business and a good measure of the Company's historical operating trend. Adjusted EBITDA eliminates items that are either not part of the Company's core operations, such as investment gains and losses, foreign exchange gains and losses, early debt extinguishment and net interest income, or do not require a cash outlay, such as stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes depreciation and amortization expense, which is based on the Company's estimate of the useful life of tangible and intangible assets. These estimates could vary from actual performance of the asset, are based on the historical cost incurred to build out the Company's deployed network, and may not be indicative of current or future capital expenditures. Akamai defines "Adjusted EBITDA margin" as a percentage of Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues. Akamai considers Adjusted EBITDA margin to be an indicator of the Company's operating trend and performance of its business in relation to its revenue growth. Akamai defines "capital expenditures" or "capex" as purchases of property and equipment, capitalization of internal-use software development costs and capitalization of stock-based compensation. Capital expenditures or capex are disclosed in Akamai's consolidated Statement of Cash Flows in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Akamai defines "normalized net income" as net income before amortization of other intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation, restructuring charges and benefits, acquisition related costs and benefits, certain gains and losses on investments and loss on early extinguishment of debt. Akamai considers normalized net income to be another important indicator of the overall performance of the Company because it eliminates the effects of events that are either not part of the Company's core operations or are non-cash. Akamai defines "normalized net income per share" as normalized net income, plus interest add-back for diluted share calculation, divided by the basic weighted average or diluted common shares outstanding used in GAAP net income per share calculations. Akamai considers normalized net income per share to be another important indicator of overall performance of the Company because it eliminates the effect of a non-cash item. Adjusted EBITDA and normalized net income should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, the Company's operating income and net income, as well as other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP.Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresIn accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures.Reconciliation of GAAP net income to normalized net incomeand Adjusted EBITDA(amounts in thousands, except per share data)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,Mar. 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,20112011201020112010Net income$                     47,921$                   50,617$                38,123$                98,538$                 79,001Amortization of other intangible assets4,2924,2774,1528,5698,260Stock-based compensation11,61215,71220,27627,32439,384Amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation1,9382,0651,8304,0033,705Loss on early extinguishment of debt--294-294Acquisition related costs (benefits)-(440)345(440)345Total normalized net income:65,76372,23165,020137,994130,989Interest income, net(3,096)(2,960)(2,771)(6,056)(5,433)Provision for income taxes28,30024,05621,31552,35649,074Depreciation and amortization35,10334,79228,69269,89555,669Other loss (income), net1071,035(122)1,142(47)Total Adjusted EBITDA:$                   126,177$                 129,154$              112,134$              255,331$               230,252Normalized net income per share:    Basic$                         0.35$                       0.39$                    0.38$                    0.74$                     0.76    Diluted$                         0.35$                       0.38$                    0.34$                    0.72$                     0.69Shares used in normalized per share calculations:    Basic186,612186,849173,317186,731172,209    Diluted190,179191,383190,479190,781189,746Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform ActThis release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning the anticipated growth and development of our business and the markets in which we operate.  Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure to maintain the prices we charge for our services, loss of significant customers, failure of the markets we address or plan to address to develop as we expect or at all, inability to increase our revenue and keep our expenses consistent with revenues, inability to continue to generate positive cash flow,  changes in estimates we make about tax liabilities and other contingencies, a failure of Akamai's services or network infrastructure, delay in developing or failure to develop new service offerings or functionalities, and if developed, lack of market acceptance of such service offerings and functionalities, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.In addition, the statements in this press release represent Akamai's expectations and beliefs as of the date of this press release.  Akamai anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause these expectations and beliefs to change.  However, while Akamai may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Akamai's expectations or beliefs as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.Contacts: Jeff Young Media Relations Akamai Technologies, Inc. Temple Investor Relations Akamai Technologies, Inc. 617-444-3635 ntemple@akamai.comSOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.