Endava Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 & Fiscal Year 2020 Results
Endava plc (NYSE: DAVA) ("Endava" or the "Company") a global provider of digital transformation, agile development and intelligent automation services, today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2020, the fourth quarter of its 2020 fiscal year ("Q4 FY2020") and for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 ("FY2020").
"Endava delivered another strong quarter with revenue for Q4 FY2020 of £90.5 million, an increase of 18.1% Year on Year on a reported basis, and our pro-forma constant currency growth rate reflecting the sale of the Worldpay Captive was 20.4% Year on Year. Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, we finished the fiscal year strongly with revenue totaling £351.0 million, an increase of 21.9% Year on Year on a reported basis, and our pro-forma constant currency growth rate reflecting the sale of the Worldpay Captive was 24.2% Year on Year. The demand environment remains robust, and the pandemic has accelerated the urgency for digital transformation," said John Cotterell, Endava's CEO.
FOURTH QUARTER FISCAL YEAR 2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
FISCAL YEAR 2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
OTHER METRICS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2020:
OTHER METRICS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2020:
Endava is working regularly with its clients and its employees to adapt to the uncertain and continually evolving situation related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has an established Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in line with the international standard for business continuity, ISO 22301:2019, and has created a framework for Business Continuity Management which requires development of specific plans at the delivery unit level to deal with significant disaster events, including pandemics. As a company with employees, customers, partners and investors across the globe, Endava believes in the importance of being a good citizen and is doing its part to help slow the spread of the virus. To this end, the Company enabled close to 100% of its employees to work remotely in compliance with relevant government advice and suspended all non-essential travel worldwide for employees. In addition, Endava cancelled or postponed company-sponsored events, including employee attendance at industry events, to date without impact on utilisation or velocity of work.
On August 17, 2020 Endava announced the acquisition of the Comtrade Digital Services business ("CDS"). CDS was formerly a division of Comtrade Group B.V. ("Comtrade"). CDS, with its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and delivery centres across the Adriatic, is a provider of strategic software engineering services and solutions and serves clients predominantly in the European Union but also elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.
With this acquisition, Endava reinforces its presence in South Eastern Europe with more teams who reimagine the relationship between people and technology. CDS's client base strengthens Endava's industry verticals in payments and financial services, TMT and subsectors within "Other" including travel, logistics, energy, government and healthcare.
CDS has a highly skilled workforce with approximately 460 technical staff and delivery centres located in Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia.
At this time, it is difficult to predict the duration and full scope of the direct and indirect potential impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this ongoing uncertainty related to the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the Company's full year financial results, Endava is not providing a full year 2021 financial outlook at this time. Endava is providing guidance for Q1 2021.
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021:
Endava expects revenues will be in the range £93.0m to £94.0m, representing constant currency revenue growth of between 18.5% and 20.0%. Endava expects adjusted diluted EPS to be in the range of £0.21 to £0.22 per share.
Endava's guidance regarding constant currency revenue growth is pro-forma for the sale of Endava Technology SRL, also referred to as "the Worldpay Captive," to Worldpay. The transaction closed on August 31, 2019.
This quarter, we are providing guidance for Q1 Fiscal Year 2021 using the exchange rates at the end of August, when the exchange rate was 1 British Pound to 1.33 US Dollar and 1.12 Euro.
Endava is not able, at this time, to provide an outlook for IFRS diluted EPS for Q1 FY2021 because of the unreasonable effort of estimating on a forward-looking basis certain items that are excluded from adjusted diluted EPS, including, for example, share-based compensation expense, amortisation of acquired intangible assets and foreign currency exchange (gains)/losses, the effect of which may be significant. Endava is not able, at this time, to reconcile to an outlook for revenue growth not at constant currency (including pro-forma for the sale of the Worldpay Captive) because of the unreasonable effort of estimating foreign currency exchange gains/losses, the effect of which may be significant, on a forward-looking basis.
The guidance provided above is forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially. See the cautionary note regarding "Forward-Looking Statements" below.
CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:
The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 am EST today, September 15, 2020, to review its Q4 FY2020 and FY2020 results. To participate in Endava's Q4 FY2020 and FY2020 earnings conference call, please dial in at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time (833) 921-1651 or (778) 560 2811 for international participants, Conference ID 9559719.
Investors may listen to the call on Endava's Investor Relations website at http://investors.Endava.com. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay until Friday, October 2, 2020.
ABOUT ENDAVA PLC:
Endava is a leading next-generation technology services provider and helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Using distributed enterprise agile at scale, Endava collaborates with its clients, seamlessly integrating with their teams, catalysing ideation and delivering robust solutions. Endava helps its clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them in their journey from idea generation to development and deployment of products, platforms and solutions. It services clients in the following industries: Payments and Financial Services, TMT and "Other," which includes Consumer Products, Retail, Logistics and Healthcare. Endava had 6,624 employees (including directors) as of June 30, 2020 located in offices in North America and Western Europe and delivery centres in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Colombia.
NON-IFRS FINANCIAL INFORMATION:
To supplement Endava's Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Consolidated Balance Sheets and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow presented in accordance with IFRS, the Company uses non-IFRS measures of certain components of financial performance. These measures include: revenue growth rate at constant currency, revenue growth at constant currency adjusted for the sale of the Worldpay Captive, adjusted profit before tax, adjusted profit for the period, adjusted diluted EPS and adjusted free cash flow.
Revenue growth rate at constant currency is calculated by translating revenue from entities reporting in foreign currencies into British Pounds using the comparable foreign currency exchange rates from the prior period. For example, the average rates in effect for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019 were used to convert revenue for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020 and the revenue for the comparable prior period.
Revenue growth at constant currency adjusted for the sale of the Worldpay Captive is revenue growth at constant currency adjusted to exclude the impact of the sale of the Worldpay Captive.
Adjusted profit before tax ("Adjusted PBT") is defined as the Company's profit before tax adjusted to exclude the impact of share-based compensation expense, discretionary EBT bonus, amortisation of acquired intangible assets, realised and unrealised foreign currency exchange gains and losses, initial public offering expenses incurred, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance readiness expenses incurred, net gain on disposal of subsidiary, fair value movement of contingent consideration, secondary offering expenses incurred, and stamp duty on transfer of shares. Share-based compensation expense, amortisation of acquired intangible assets, unrealized foreign currency gains and losses and fair value movement of contingent consideration are non-cash expenses. Adjusted PBT margin is Adjusted PBT as a percentage of total revenue.
Adjusted profit for the period is defined as Adjusted PBT together with the tax impact of these adjustments.
Adjusted diluted EPS is defined as Adjusted profit for the period, divided by weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted.
Adjusted free cash flow is the Company's net cash from operating activities, plus grants received, less net purchases of non-current assets (tangible and intangible).
Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in the Company's business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing the Company's business and evaluating its performance. Management also believes the presentation of its non-IFRS financial measures enhances an investor's overall understanding of the Company's historical financial performance. The presentation of the Company's non-IFRS financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the Company's financial results prepared in accordance with IFRS, and its non-IFRS measures may be different from non-IFRS measures used by other companies. Investors should review the reconciliation of the Company's non-IFRS financial measures to the comparable IFRS financial measures included below, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company's business.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "believe," "expect," "outlook," "predict," and other similar terms and phrases. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statements regarding Endava's projected financial performance for the first fiscal quarter of fiscal year 2021 and the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated global economic uncertainty. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: Endava's business, results of operations and financial condition may be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions taken in response to the pandemic; Endava's cash flows and results of operations may be adversely affected if it is unable to collect on billed and unbilled receivables from clients; Endava's revenue, margins, results of operations and financial condition may be materially adversely affected if general economic conditions in Europe, the United States or the global economy worsen; Endava's sales of services, operating results or profitability may experience significant variability and past results may not be indicative of future performance; Endava's ability to manage its rapid growth or achieve anticipated growth; Endava's ability to retain existing clients and attract new clients, including its ability to increase revenue from existing clients and diversify its revenue concentration; Endava's ability to attract and retain highly- skilled IT professionals at cost-effective rates; Endava's ability to penetrate new industry verticals and geographies and grow its revenue in current industry verticals and geographies; Endava's ability to maintain favourable pricing and utilisation rates; Endava's ability to successfully identify acquisition targets, consummate acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired businesses and personnel; the effects of increased competition as well as innovations by new and existing competitors in its market; the size of our addressable market and market trends; Endava's ability to adapt to technological change and innovate solutions for its clients; Endava's ability to effectively manage its international operations, including Endava's exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; Endava's ability to remediate the identified material weaknesses and maintain an effective system of disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting, and Endava's future financial performance, including trends in revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, selling, general and administrative expenses, finance income and expense and taxes, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 15, 2020. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Endava's views and expectations as of the date hereof and are based on information currently available to Endava. Endava anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. Endava specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward- looking statements in this press release except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Endava's views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof.
(1) The restatement refers to a reclassification of £17,143,000 from share premium to merger relief reserve. Refer to Note 3 of the financial statements included in the 20-F.
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