Concentrix Reports Record Second Quarter 2021 Results with Strong New Business Signings

6/23, 10:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

FREMONT, Calif., June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC), a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, today announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended May 31, 2021.

 Three Months Ended  
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 Change
Revenue ($M)$1,369.9  $1,066.4  28.5%
Operating income ($M)$128.2  $23.6  443.2%
Non-GAAP operating income ($M) (1)$172.1  $67.5  155.0%
Operating margin9.4% 2.2% 720 bps
Non-GAAP operating margin (1)12.6% 6.3% 630 bps
Net income ($M)$82.9  $2.5  3,216.0%
Non-GAAP net income ($M) (1)$124.9  $35.3  253.8%
Adjusted EBITDA ($M) (1)$208.3  $97.7  113.2%
Adjusted EBITDA margin (1)15.2% 9.2% 600 bps
Diluted earnings per share (2)$1.57  $0.05  3,040.0%
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (1), (2)$2.37  $0.68  248.5%

(1) See non-GAAP reconciliations included in the accompanying financial tables for the reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure.
(2) For the three months ended May 31, 2020, weighted average number of shares used for diluted EPS is based on the number of shares issued in connection with the spin-off of 51.6 million.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Highlights:

  • Revenue was $1,369.9 million, up 28.5% from the prior year second quarter and 24.3% on a constant currency basis, compared with $1,066.4 million in the prior year second quarter.
  • Operating income was $128.2 million, or 9.4% of revenue, compared with $23.6 million, or 2.2% of revenue, in the prior year second quarter.
  • Non-GAAP operating income was $172.1 million, or 12.6% of revenue, compared with $67.5 million, or 6.3% of revenue, in the prior year second quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $208.3 million, or 15.2% of revenue, compared with $97.7 million, or 9.2% of revenue, in the prior year second quarter.
  • Cash flow from operations of $203.2 million in the quarter. Free cash flow for the quarter was $174.4 million and outstanding indebtedness was paid down to $959.2 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) was $1.57 compared to $0.05 in the prior year second quarter.
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $2.37 compared to $0.68 in the prior year second quarter.

"We continue to see our value proposition resonating with the market driving our performance to exceed pre-COVID levels," said Chris Caldwell, Concentrix President and CEO. "Reopening economies accelerated demand for our CX transformation services across existing and new clients. We are very pleased with significant new business wins with iconic and disruptive clients across the globe. Based upon our strong results year-to-date, we are confident in exceeding our stated goals of constant currency revenue growth above 10 percent for fiscal 2021 and margins above pre-COVID levels.”

Business Outlook
The following statements are based on Concentrix’ current expectations for the third quarter of fiscal 2021. Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of acquisition-related and integration expenses, divestitures, spin-off related expenses, the amortization of intangibles, depreciation, share-based compensation and the related tax effects thereon. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Expectations:

  • Third-quarter revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.40 billion as reported.
  • Third-quarter operating income is expected to be in the range of $116.3 million to $130.3 million and non-GAAP operating income is expected to be in the range of $160.0 million to $174.0 million.
  • The effective tax rate is expected to approximate 27% to 28%.

Conference Call and Webcast
Concentrix will host a conference call for investors to review its second quarter fiscal 2021 results tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)/6:00 a.m. (PT).

The live conference call will be webcast in listen-only mode in the Investor Relations section of the Concentrix website under “Events and Presentations” at https://ir.concentrix.com/events-and-presentations. A replay will also be available on the website following the conference call.

About Concentrix
Concentrix Corporation (Nasdaq: CNXC), is a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, improving business performance for some of the world’s best brands including over 100 Fortune Global 500 clients and over 105 global disruptor clients. Every day, from more than 40 countries and across 6 continents, our staff delivers next generation customer experience and helps companies better connect with their customers. We create better business outcomes and help differentiate our clients through technology, design, data, process, and people. Concentrix provides services to clients in our key industry verticals: technology & consumer electronics; retail, travel & ecommerce; banking, financial services & insurance; healthcare; communications & media; automotive; and energy & public sector. Visit concentrix.com to learn more.

Use of Non-GAAP Information
In addition to disclosing financial results that are determined in accordance with GAAP, we also disclose certain non-GAAP financial information, including:

  • Constant currency revenue growth, which is revenue growth adjusted for the translation effect of foreign currencies so that certain financial results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, thereby facilitating period-to-period comparisons of our business performance. Constant currency revenue growth is calculated by translating the revenue of each fiscal year in the billing currency using their comparable prior year’s currency conversion rate in comparison to prior year’s revenue. Generally, when the dollar either strengthens or weakens against other currencies, the growth at constant currency rates or adjusting for currency will be higher or lower than growth reported at actual exchange rates.
  • Non-GAAP operating income, which is operating income, adjusted to exclude acquisition-related and integration expenses, including related restructuring costs, spin-off related expenses, amortization of intangible assets and share-based compensation.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin, which is non-GAAP operating income, as defined above, divided by revenue.
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, or adjusted EBITDA, which is non-GAAP operating income, as defined above, plus depreciation.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin, which is adjusted EBITDA, as defined above, divided by revenue.
  • Non-GAAP net income, which is net income excluding the tax effected impact of acquisition-related and integration expenses, including related restructuring costs, spin-off related expenses, amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation and the income tax effect of assets held for sale.
  • Free cash flow, which is cash flows from operating activities less capital expenditures. We believe that free cash flow is a meaningful measure of cash flows since capital expenditures are a necessary component of ongoing operations. However, free cash flow has limitations because it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. For example, free cash flow does not incorporate payments for business acquisitions.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”), which is diluted EPS excluding the per share, tax effected impact of acquisition-related and integration expenses, including related restructuring costs, spin-off related expenses, amortization of intangible assets, share-based compensation and the income tax effect of assets held for sale.

We believe that providing this additional information is useful to the reader to better assess and understand our base operating performance, especially when comparing results with previous periods and for planning and forecasting in future periods, primarily because management typically monitors the business adjusted for these items in addition to GAAP results. Management also uses these non-GAAP measures to establish operational goals and, in some cases, for measuring performance for compensation purposes. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude amortization of intangible assets. Although intangible assets contribute to our revenue generation, the amortization of intangible assets does not directly relate to the services performed for our clients. Additionally, intangible asset amortization expense typically fluctuates based on the size and timing of our acquisition activity. Accordingly, we believe excluding the amortization of intangible assets, along with the other non-GAAP adjustments which neither relate to the ordinary course of our business nor reflect our underlying business performance, enhances our and our investors’ ability to compare our past financial performance with its current performance and to analyze underlying business performance and trends. These non-GAAP financial measures also exclude share-based compensation expense. Given the subjective assumptions and the variety of award types that companies can use when calculating share-based compensation expense, management believes this additional information allows investors to make additional comparisons between our operating results and those of our peers. As these non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures and should be used as a complement to, and in conjunction with, data presented in accordance with GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s expected future financial condition, results of operations, including revenue and operating income, effective tax rate, cash flows, leverage, liquidity, business strategy, growth, demand for the Company’s services, margin expansion and statements that include words such as believe, expect, may, will, provide, could and should and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things: risks related to general economic conditions, including uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy; the level of outsourced business services; the level of business activity of the Company’s clients and the market acceptance and performance of their products and services; consolidation of the Company’s competitors; competitive conditions in the Company’s industry; currency exchange rate fluctuations; variability in demand by the Company’s clients or the early termination of the Company’s client contracts; competition in the customer experience solutions industry; political and economic stability in the countries in which the Company operates; the outbreak of communicable disease or other public health crises; cyberattacks on the Company’s networks and information technology systems; the inability to protect personal and proprietary information; increases in the cost of labor; the operability of the Company’s communication services and information technology systems and networks; changes in law, regulations or regulatory guidance; investigative or legal actions; the loss of key personnel; natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, terrorist attacks, work stoppages or other business disruptions; and other factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and subsequent SEC filings. The Company does not undertake a duty to update forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made.

Copyright 2021 Concentrix Corporation. All rights reserved. Concentrix, the Concentrix logo, and all other Concentrix company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Concentrix Corporation and its subsidiaries. Concentrix and the Concentrix logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(currency and share amounts in thousands, except par value)
(Amounts may not add due to rounding)

 May 31, 2021 November 30, 2020
 (unaudited)  
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$131,249  $152,656 
Accounts receivable, net1,089,387  1,081,481 
Assets held for sale83,010   
Other current assets173,226  189,239 
Total current assets1,476,872  1,423,376 
Property and equipment, net399,422  451,649 
Goodwill1,837,900  1,836,050 
Intangible assets, net736,877  798,959 
Deferred tax assets41,582  47,423 
Other assets609,587  620,099 
Total assets$5,102,240  $5,177,556 
    
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$109,506  $140,575 
Current portion of long-term debt  33,750 
Payable to former parent  22,825 
Accrued compensation and benefits363,948  419,715 
Other accrued liabilities356,665  371,072 
Income taxes payable29,141  20,725 
Liabilities held for sale30,353   
Total current liabilities889,613  1,008,662 
Long-term debt, net959,158  1,111,362 
Other long-term liabilities595,619  601,887 
Deferred tax liabilities128,082  153,560 
Total liabilities2,572,472  2,875,471 
Stockholders' equity:   
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 10,000 shares authorized as of May 31, 2021; no shares issued and outstanding as of May 31, 2021   
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 250,000 shares authorized as of May 31, 2021; 51,296 shares issued and outstanding as of May 31, 20215   
Additional paid-in capital2,327,025   
Treasury stock, 4 shares as of May 31, 2021(527)  
Retained earnings171,715   
Former parent company investment  2,305,899 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)31,550  (3,814)
Total stockholders' equity2,529,768  2,302,085 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$5,102,240  $5,177,556 
        

CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(currency and share amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Amounts may not add due to rounding)
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 % Change May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 % Change
Revenue           
Technology and consumer electronics$417,277  $327,997  27 % $830,095  $651,910  27 %
Communications and media254,860  210,684  21 % 503,650  474,248  6 %
Retail, travel and ecommerce231,966  168,380  38 % 470,967  367,294  28 %
Banking, financial services and insurance228,816  168,283  36 % 437,900  360,987  21 %
Healthcare115,418  84,965  36 % 240,642  182,290  32 %
Other121,541  106,053  15 % 239,902  218,254  10 %
Total revenue1,369,878  1,066,363  28 % 2,723,156  2,254,982  21 %
Cost of revenue887,149  721,193  23 % 1,754,377  1,464,622  20 %
Gross profit482,729  345,170  40 % 968,779  790,360  23 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses354,505  321,590  10 % 705,666  678,569  4 %
Operating income128,224  23,580  444 % 263,113  111,791  135 %
Interest expense and finance charges, net6,745  12,928  (48)% 14,448  30,513  (53)%
Other expense (income), net(3,546) (1,641) 116 % 257  (4,876) (105)%
Income before income taxes125,025  12,293  917 % 248,408  86,154  188 %
Provision for income taxes42,121  9,823  329 % 76,693  31,367  145 %
Net income$82,904  $2,470  3,256 % $171,715  $54,787  213 %
Earnings per common share:           
Basic$1.59  $0.05    $3.31  $1.06   
Diluted$1.57  $0.05    $3.26  $1.06   
Weighted-average common shares outstanding           
Basic51,275  51,602    51,215  51,602   
Diluted52,005  51,602    51,928  51,602   
                

CONCENTRIX CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(currency and share amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Amounts may not add due to rounding)
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Revenue$1,369,878   $1,066,363   $2,723,156   $2,254,982  
Revenue growth, as reported under U.S. GAAP28.5 % (8.1)% 20.8 % (3.4)%
Foreign exchange impact(4.2)% 1.9 % (3.1)% 1.3 %
Constant currency revenue growth24.3 % (6.2)% 17.7 % (2.1)%
                


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Operating income$128,224   $23,580   $263,113   $111,791  
Acquisition-related and integration expenses   3,198      17,550  
Spin-off related expenses   506      1,506  
Amortization of intangibles34,597   36,379   69,198   73,357  
Share-based compensation9,283   3,840   16,401   8,102  
Non-GAAP operating income$172,104   $67,503   $348,712   $212,306  
                    


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Net income$82,904   $2,470   $171,715   $54,787  
Interest expense and finance charges, net6,745   12,928   14,448   30,513  
Provision for income taxes42,121   9,823   76,693   31,367  
Other expense (income), net(3,546)  (1,641)  257   (4,876) 
Acquisition-related and integration expenses   3,198      17,550  
Spin-off related expenses   506      1,506  
Amortization of intangibles34,597   36,379   69,198   73,357  
Share-based compensation9,283   3,840   16,401   8,102  
Depreciation (excluding accelerated depreciation included in acquisition-related and integration expenses above)36,226   30,161   72,225   61,822  
Adjusted EBITDA$208,330   $97,664   $420,937   $274,128  


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Operating margin9.4%  2.2%  9.7%  5.0% 
Non-GAAP operating margin12.6%  6.3%  12.8%  9.4% 
Adjusted EBITDA margin15.2%  9.2%  15.5%  12.2% 


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Net income$82,904   $2,470   $171,715   $54,787  
Acquisition-related and integration expenses   3,198      17,550  
Spin-off related expenses   506      1,506  
Amortization of intangibles34,597   36,379   69,198   73,357  
Share-based compensation9,283   3,840   16,401   8,102  
Income taxes related to the above (1)(11,107)  (11,125)  (21,674)  (24,594) 
Income tax effect of assets held for sale (2)9,247      9,247     
Non-GAAP net income$124,924   $35,268   $244,887   $130,708  
                    


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Net income$82,904   $2,470   $171,715   $54,787  
Less: net income allocated to participating securities(1,254)     (2,314)    
Net income attributable to common stockholders81,650   2,470   169,401   54,787  
Acquisition-related, integration, and spin-off related expenses allocated to common stockholders   3,198      17,550  
Spin-off related expenses allocated to common stockholders   506      1,506  
Amortization of intangibles allocated to common stockholders34,074   36,379   68,266   73,357  
Share-based compensation allocated to common stockholders9,143   3,840   16,180   8,102  
Income taxes related to the above allocated to common stockholders (1)(10,939)  (11,125)  (21,382)  (24,594) 
Income tax effect of assets held for sale allocated to common stockholders (2)9,107      9,122     
Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders$123,035   $35,268   $241,587   $130,708  
                    


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”) (3)$1.57   $0.05   $3.26   $1.06  
Acquisition-related and integration expenses   0.06      0.34  
Spin-off related expenses   0.01      0.03  
Amortization of intangibles0.66   0.70   1.31   1.42  
Share-based compensation0.18   0.07   0.31   0.16  
Income taxes related to the above (1)(0.22)  (0.21)  (0.41)  (0.48) 
Income tax effect of assets held for sale (2)0.18      0.18     
Non-GAAP diluted EPS$2.37   $0.68   $4.65   $2.53  
        
Weighted-average number of common shares - diluted (4)52,005   51,602   51,928   51,602  
                


 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020 May 31, 2021 May 31, 2020
Net cash provided by operating activities$203,231   $242,315   $239,115   $297,201  
Purchases of property and equipment(28,808)  (25,353)  (70,758)  (69,241) 
Free cash flow$174,423   $216,962   $168,357   $227,960  
                    


 Forecast
 Three Months Ended August 31, 2021
 Low High
Operating income$116,300  $130,300 
Amortization of intangibles34,000  34,000 
Share-based compensation9,700  9,700 
Non-GAAP operating income (5)$160,000  $174,000 
        

(1) The tax effect of taxable and deductible non-GAAP adjustments was calculated using the tax-deductible portion of the expenses and applying the entity-specific, statutory tax rates applicable to each item during the respective periods presented.

(2) In the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, we announced a definitive agreement to sell our Concentrix Insurance Solutions (“CIS”) business and, therefore, we are no longer indefinitely reinvested with respect to our investment in this subsidiary. This amount represents the income tax impact of the change in this reinvestment assertion.

(3) Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) is calculated using the two-class method post spin-off. Unvested restricted stock awards granted to employees are considered participating securities. For the purposes of calculating diluted EPS, net income attributable to participating securities was approximately 1.5% and 1.3% of net income, respectively, for the three and six months ended May 31, 2021 and was excluded from total net income to calculate net income attributable to common stockholders. In addition, the non-GAAP adjustments allocated to common stockholders were calculated based on the percentage of net income attributable to common stockholders.

(4) Weighted-average number of shares used for diluted EPS for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020 is based on the number of shares issued in connection with the spin-off of 51.6 million.

(5) Adjustments related to acquisition-related and integration expenses and adjustments related to the sale of CIS for the three months ending August 31, 2021 cannot be quantified due to the forward-looking nature of the adjustments and their inherent variability.


Investor Contact:
David Stein
Investor Relations
Concentrix Corporation
david.stein@concentrix.com

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