Intuit Reports Second-quarter Results; Increases Full-year EPS Guidance
Company Reiterates Full-year Revenue and Operating Income Outlook
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Feb. 21, 2013 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended Jan. 31, and reiterated revenue and operating income guidance for the full fiscal year 2013. The company also increased earnings per share guidance to reflect the benefit of the R&D tax credit.
Unless otherwise noted, all growth rates refer to the current fiscal period versus the comparable prior-year period. Where applicable, the business metrics and associated growth rates refer to worldwide business results.
Snapshot of Second-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 discontinued operations and to exclude its results from non-GAAP EPS.
“Our second-quarter results are in line with our updated outlook,” said Brad Smith, Intuit’s president and chief executive officer. “Looking at the big picture, we see a secular theme – the adoption of cloud-based services – continuing to drive growth across all of our businesses. Small business subscribers grew double digits in the second quarter and mobile offerings continue to be a catalyst for growth with more than 50 applications across various mobile platforms and devices.
“The shift to digital solutions is the driving force behind the tax business as well. While it is very early in the season, initial results from the first few weeks of February and early indicators are giving us confidence we’re on track for the season and the fiscal year.
“Quarterly shifts aside, we know about 140 million people will have to file taxes by April 15. And we’ve got a strong game plan to help tax filers keep more of their hard-earned money and receive expert advice when they need it,” Smith said.
Quarterly Business Segment Results and Highlights
Total Small Business Group revenue grew 16 percent for the quarter, 11 percent excluding Demandforce. Connected services offerings continued to attract online small business customers.
Intuit paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share, totaling $51 million, during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Intuit’s board of directors approved a new quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 to be paid on April 18 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 10.
Stock Repurchase Program
Intuit repurchased $100 million of its common stock during the second quarter of fiscal 2013, bringing repurchases to a total of $200 million for the first half of the fiscal year. At the end of the quarter the current authorization had $1.5 billion remaining for stock repurchases through August 2014.
“Across the company we’re benefiting from the tailwinds toward more digital, connected services,” said Neil Williams, Intuit’s chief financial officer. “In Tax and Small Business, the shift to digital solutions continues to add recurring revenue streams and favorable lifetime value economics. With plenty of tax season ahead, we are focused beyond quarterly shifts, looking at the full year. With a proven strategy in place, we are also committed to building the foundation for long-term growth and increased shareholder value."
Intuit reiterated revenue and operating income guidance for full fiscal year 2013, which ends July 31, and increased EPS guidance for the retroactive extension of the research and development tax credit. The company now expects:
For the third 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 on Feb. 21. To hear the call, dial 866-731-8333 in the United States or 973-935-8686 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 Investor Relations website after the call ends.
A replay of the conference call will also be available for one week by calling 888-266-2081, or 703-925-2533 from international locations. The access code for this call is 1604411. The audio webcast will remain available on Intuit’s website for one week after the conference call.
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.
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 connected 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 2012 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 February 21, 2013, and we do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in these materials.
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