Intuit Grows Fourth Quarter Revenue 14 Percent; Grows Annual Revenue 10 Percent
Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 13 Percent to 17 Cents per Share
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2012 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012, which ended July 31, and provided initial guidance for fiscal year 2013.
Unless otherwise noted, all growth rates refer to the current period versus the comparable prior-year period.
Fourth-quarter 2012 Highlights
Snapshot of Fourth-quarter Results
Dollars are in millions, except earnings per share (EPS). See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). All figures in the table above have been reclassified to reflect Intuit Websites as a discontinued operation and to exclude its results from non-GAAP EPS. GAAP EPS in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 includes an after tax non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge of $0.09 per share.
Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights
Snapshot of Full-year Results
Dollars are in millions, except earnings per share (EPS). See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). All figures in the table above have been reclassified to reflect Intuit Websites as a discontinued operation and to exclude its results from non-GAAP EPS. GAAP EPS in fiscal 2011 includes an after tax non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge of $0.09 per share.
“Fiscal 2012 was another strong year for Intuit, with 10 percent revenue growth and earnings per share growth of 16 percent,” said Brad Smith, Intuit’s president and chief executive officer. “Our results and our outlook reflect the steady strength of our core businesses and Intuit’s resilience in the choppy macroeconomic environment.
“As consumers and small businesses benefit from our broad and healthy portfolio of offerings, we are confident in our ability to continue to deliver double-digit growth with margin expansion.
“Intuit is benefitting from a secular shift to digital solutions, and we remain confident about future growth. With the right strategy, a strong portfolio, sound financial discipline and a dedicated team, we expect to deliver another strong year,” Smith said.
Business Segment Results and Highlights
Total Small Business Group revenue grew 19 percent for the quarter and 14 percent for the year, led by continued strength in Employee Management Solutions and Payment Solutions.
Intuit paid quarterly cash dividends of $0.15 per share that totaled $178 million during fiscal 2012. In August, Intuit’s board of directors approved a new quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share to be paid on Oct. 18 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 10.
Stock Repurchase Program
Intuit repurchased $107 million shares of its common stock in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, bringing total repurchases for fiscal 2012 to $900 million. At the end of the fiscal year the current authorization had $1.7 billion remaining for stock repurchases through August 2014.
“Our financial principles and capital allocation strategy remain the same. We target double-digit organic revenue growth while growing revenue faster than expenses,” said Neil Williams, Intuit’s chief financial officer. “When it’s the best use, we’ll return cash to shareholders through share repurchases and cash dividends.
“For fiscal 2013, we’re increasing our quarterly dividend by 13 percent. These actions demonstrate our disciplined approach to capital allocation as we continue to invest for growth as well as return cash to shareholders.”
Intuit announced guidance for fiscal year 2013, which ends July 31, and expects:
Intuit expects the following revenue growth by segment for fiscal year 2013:
For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, Intuit expects:
Conference Call Information
Intuit executives will discuss the financial results on a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time today. To hear the call, dial 866-764-3805 in the United States or 973-935-8692 from international locations. No reservation or access code is needed. The conference call can also be heard live via webcast at http://investors.intuit.com/events.cfm. Prepared remarks for the call will be available on Intuit’s website after the call ends.
A replay of the conference call will also be available by calling 888-266-2081, or 703-925-2533 from international locations. The access code for this call is 1586344.
Annual Investor Day
Intuit will hold its annual Investor Day on Sept. 18 at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The half-day event will include business segment updates and presentations from Smith, Williams and business segment leaders.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Intuit and the Intuit logo, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" as well as the related Table B and Table E. A copy of the press release issued by Intuit today can be found on the investor relations page of Intuit's Web site.
Cautions About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of Intuit’s future expected financial results; expectations regarding growth from digital services and from current or future products and services; expectations regarding the amount and timing of any future dividends and share repurchases; its prospects for the business in fiscal 2013; and all of the statements under the heading “Forward-looking Guidance.”
Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following: inherent difficulty in predicting consumer behavior; difficulties in receiving, processing, or filing customer tax submissions; consumers may not respond as we expected to our advertising and promotional activities; product introductions and price competition from our competitors can have unpredictable negative effects on our revenue, profitability and market position; governmental encroachment in our tax businesses or other governmental activities or public policy affecting the preparation and filing of tax returns could negatively affect our operating results and market position; we may not be able to successfully innovate and introduce new offerings and business models to meet our growth and profitability objectives, and current and future offerings may not adequately address customer needs and may not achieve broad market acceptance, which could harm our operating results and financial condition; business interruption or failure of our information technology and communication systems may impair the availability of our products and services, which may damage our reputation and harm our future financial results; as we upgrade and consolidate our customer facing applications and supporting information technology infrastructure, any problems with these implementations could interfere with our ability to deliver our offerings; any failure to properly use and protect personal customer information and data could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; if we are unable to develop, manage and maintain critical third party business relationships, our business may be adversely affected; increased government regulation of our businesses may harm our operating results; if we fail to process transactions effectively or fail to adequately protect against potential fraudulent activities, our revenue and earnings may be harmed; any significant offering quality problems or delays in our offerings could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; our participation in the Free File Alliance may result in lost revenue opportunities and cannibalization of our traditional paid franchise; the continuing global economic downturn may continue to impact consumer and small business spending, financial institutions and tax filings, which could negatively affect our revenue and profitability; year-over-year changes in the total number of tax filings that are submitted to government agencies due to economic conditions or otherwise may result in lost revenue opportunities; our revenue and earnings are highly seasonal and the timing of our revenue between quarters is difficult to predict, which may cause significant quarterly fluctuations in our financial results; our financial position may not make repurchasing shares advisable or we may issue additional shares in an acquisition causing our number of outstanding shares to grow; our inability to adequately protect our intellectual property rights may weaken our competitive position and reduce our revenue and earnings; our acquisition and divestiture activities may disrupt our ongoing business, may involve increased expenses and may present risks not contemplated at the time of the transactions; our use of significant amounts of debt to finance acquisitions or other activities could harm our financial condition and results of operation; and litigation involving intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder and other matters may increase our costs. More details about these and other risks that may impact our business are included in our Form 10-K for fiscal 2011 and in our other SEC filings. You can locate these reports through our website at http://investors.intuit.com. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of August 21, 2012, and we do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in these materials.
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