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First quarter revenue of $368 million, up 15 percent year-over-year, or up 18 percent year-over-year adjusted for ADS divestiture*
First quarter GAAP net income of $71 million, up 65 percent year-over-year, or $0.39 per diluted share, up 63 percent year-over-year (includes $15 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, tax and depreciation benefit)
First quarter non-GAAP net income* of $93 million, up 43 percent year-over-year, or $0.51 per diluted share, up 42 percent year-over-year (includes $15 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, tax and depreciation benefit)
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $368 million, a 15 percent increase over first quarter 2012 revenue of $319 million, or up 18 percent adjusted for the Advertising Decision Solutions (ADS) divestiture*.
Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the first quarter of 2013 was $71 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, a 5 percent increase over the prior quarter's GAAP net income of $68 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, and a 65 percent increase over first quarter 2012 GAAP net income of $43 million, or $0.24 per diluted share.
The Company generated non-GAAP net income* of $93 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013, a 4 percent increase over the prior quarter's non-GAAP net income of $90 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, and a 43 percent increase over first quarter 2012 non-GAAP net income of $65 million, or $0.36 per diluted share.
Both GAAP and non-GAAP net income results include a $15 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, benefit from the retroactive reinstatement of the 2012 federal R&D tax credit and change in our depreciation methodology effective on January 1, 2013.
"We are very pleased with our first quarter results, delivering better than expected revenue growth and EPS expansion," said Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai. "We saw strong acceleration in our media delivery solutions, made further traction in our management of network costs, and continued our investments to capitalize on what we see as the opportunities and megatrends shaping online business: cloud, mobile, video and security."
Adjusted EBITDA* for the first quarter of 2013 was $166 million, down from $173 million in the prior quarter, and up from $143 million in the first quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA margin* for the first quarter of 2013 was 45 percent, down a point from the prior quarter and consistent with the same period last year.
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
*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 provides additional financial metrics that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP (non-GAAP). Management uses non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for financial and operational decision making, for planning and forecasting purposes and to evaluate Akamai's financial performance.
Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect Akamai's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful comparisons and analysis of trends in its business, as they exclude expenses and gains that may be infrequent, unusual in nature and not reflective of the Company's ongoing operating results. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating the Company's operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.
The non-GAAP financial measures do not replace the presentation of the Company's GAAP financial results and should only be used as a supplement to, not as a substitute for, the Company's financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. Akamai has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in its financial reporting to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. This reconciliation captioned "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures" can be found on Akamai's website.
The non-GAAP adjustments, and Akamai's basis for excluding them from non-GAAP financial measures, are outlined below:
Amortization of acquired intangible assets – Akamai has incurred amortization of intangible assets, included in its GAAP financial statements, related to various acquisitions the Company has made. The amount of an acquisition's purchase price allocated to intangible assets and term of its related amortization can vary significantly and are unique to each acquisition. Therefore, Akamai excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets to provide investors with a consistent basis for comparing pre- and post-acquisition operating results.
Stock-based compensation and Amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation – Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation to Akamai's employees and executives, the expense varies with changes in the stock price and market conditions at the time of grant, varying valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types. This makes the comparison of the Company's current financial results to previous and future periods difficult to interpret. Therefore, Akamai believes it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation and amortization of capitalized stock-based compensation in order to better understand the performance of the Company's core business performance and to be consistent with the way the investors evaluate its performance and comparison of its operating results to peer companies.
Restructuring charges (benefits) – Akamai has incurred restructuring charges and benefits, included in its GAAP financial statements, primarily due to workforce reductions and estimated costs of exiting facility lease commitments. Akamai excludes these items when evaluating its continuing business performance as such items are not consistently recurring and not do reflect expected future operating expense, nor provide meaningful evaluation of current and past operations of its business.
Acquisition-related costs (benefits) – Acquisition-related costs and benefits include transaction fees, due diligence costs and other one-time direct costs associated with strategic activities. In addition, subsequent adjustments to the Company's initial estimated amount of contingent consideration associated with specific acquisitions are included within acquisition-related costs and benefits. These amounts are impacted by the timing and size of the acquisitions. Akamai excludes acquisition-related costs and benefits to provide a useful comparison of the Company's operating results to prior periods and to its peer companies because such amounts vary significantly based on magnitude of its acquisition transactions.
Gain on divestiture of a business – Akamai recognized gains associated with the divestiture of its Advertising Decision Solutions business. Akamai excludes gains on divestiture of a business because sales of this nature occur infrequently and are not considered part of the Company's core business operations.
Income tax-effect of non-GAAP adjustments – Akamai excludes the income tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments described above to properly reflect the income attributable to its core operations. In addition, Akamai excludes tax benefits and charges which do not relate to the Company's core operations, for example valuation allowances and purchase accounting items.
Akamai's definitions of its non-GAAP financial measures are outlined below:
Non-GAAP net income – GAAP net income adjusted for the following tax-effected items: amortization of acquired intangible assets; stock-based compensation expense; amortization of capitalized internal-use software; restructuring charges and benefits; acquisition-related costs and benefits; certain gains and losses on investments; loss on early extinguishment of debt; gains and losses on legal settlements and other non-recurring or unusual items that may arise from time to time.
Non-GAAP net income per share – Non-GAAP 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.
Adjusted EBITDA – GAAP net income excluding the following items: 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; gains and losses on legal settlements and other non-recurring or unusual items that may arise from time to time.
Adjusted EBITDA margin – Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues.
Capital expenditures (Capex) – Purchases of property and equipment, capitalization of internal-use software development costs and capitalization of stock-based compensation.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This 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 about future business opportunities. 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, effects of increased competition including potential failure to maintain the prices we charge for our services and 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 at the same rate as in the past and keep our expenses from increasing at a greater rate than our revenues; 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 or failure of such solutions to operate as expected, 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.