OpenText Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results




All dollar amounts in this press release are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated.


Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures: In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company provides certain financial measures that are not in accordance with U.S. GAAP (non-GAAP).These non-GAAP financial measures have certain limitations in that they do not have a standardized meaning and thus the Company's definition may be different from similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and/or analysts and may differ from period to period. Thus it may be more difficult to compare the Company's financial performance to that of other companies. However, the Company's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded in the calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures both in its reconciliation to the U.S. GAAP financial measures and its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's results.

The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to supplement the information provided in its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be a substitute for financial measures presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, but rather should be evaluated in conjunction with and as a supplement to such U.S. GAAP measures. OpenText strongly encourages investors to review its financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure. The Company therefore believes that despite these limitations, it is appropriate to supplement the disclosure of the U.S. GAAP measures with certain non-GAAP measures defined below.

Non-GAAP-based net income and non-GAAP-based EPS are calculated as net income or net income per share on a diluted basis, excluding, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, other income (expense), share-based compensation, and special charges, all net of tax. Non-GAAP-based gross profit is the arithmetical sum of GAAP-based gross profit and the amortization of acquired technology-based intangible assets. Non-GAAP-based gross margin is calculated as non-GAAP-based gross profit expressed as a percentage of revenue. Non-GAAP-based income from operations is calculated as income from operations, excluding, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, special charges (recoveries), and share-based compensation. Non-GAAP-based operating margin is calculated as non-GAAP-based income from operations expressed as a percentage of revenue.

The Company's management believes that the presentation, of the above defined non-GAAP financial measures, provides useful information to investors because they portray the financial results of the Company before the impact of certain non-operational charges. The use of the term "non-operational charge" is defined for this purpose as an expense that does not impact the ongoing operating decisions taken by the Company's management and is based upon the way the Company's management evaluates the performance of the Company's business for use in the Company's internal reports. In the course of such evaluation and for the purpose of making operating decisions, the Company's management excludes certain items from its analysis, including amortization of acquired intangible assets, special charges (recoveries), share-based compensation, other income (expense), and the taxation impact of these items. These items are excluded based upon the manner in which management evaluates the business of the Company and are not excluded in the sense that they may be used under U.S. GAAP.

The Company believes the provision of supplemental non-GAAP measures allow investors to evaluate the operational and financial performance of the Company's core business using the same evaluation measures that management uses, and is therefore a useful indication of OpenText's performance or expected performance of future operations and facilitates period-to-period comparison of operating performance (although prior performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance). As a result, the Company considers it appropriate and reasonable to provide, in addition to U.S. GAAP measures, supplementary non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items from the presentation of its financial results in this press release.

The following charts provide (unaudited) reconciliations of U.S. GAAP-based financial measures to non-U.S. GAAP-based financial measures for the following periods presented:


Reconciliation of selected GAAP-based measures to Non-GAAP-based measures for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

(In thousands except for per share amounts)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015



GAAP-based Measures

% of Revenue





Non-GAAP-based Measures

% of Revenue

Cost of revenues

Cloud services and subscriptions








Customer support





Professional service and other





Amortization of acquired technology-based intangible assets




GAAP-based gross profit and gross margin (%) /
Non-GAAP-based gross profit and gross margin (%)









Operating expenses

Research and development





Sales and marketing





General and administrative





Amortization of acquired customer-based intangible assets




Special charges (recoveries)




GAAP-based income from operations and operating margin (%) / Non-GAAP-based income from operations and operating margin (%)









Other income (expense), net




Provision for (recovery of) income taxes





GAAP-based net income / Non-GAAP-based net income, attributable to OpenText





GAAP-based earnings per share / Non GAAP-based earnings per share-diluted, attributable to OpenText








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