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Progress Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Revenue Above Top End of Guidance Range 
Pending Acquisition of Chef Supports Long-Term Growth Strategy

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies, today announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended August 31, 2020, which are consistent with the preliminary results it announced on September 8, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $109.7 million increased 3% year-over-year on an actual and constant currency basis.
  • Non-GAAP revenue of $110.9 million decreased 4% on an actual and constant currency basis.
  • Operating margin was 30% and Non-GAAP operating margin was 42%.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.53 compared to $0.30 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 77%. 
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.78 compared to $0.75 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 4%.
  • On September 8, 2020, we announced a definitive agreement to acquire Chef Software, a global leader in the growing Dev Ops and DevSecOps markets.

“I am very pleased with our financial and operating results in the third quarter,” said Yogesh Gupta, CEO at Progress. “We delivered results that were above the top end of our guidance range and raised our 2020 outlook for revenue and Non-GAAP earnings per share. Our success in Q3 was driven by the incredible work and dedication of our employees under the challenging circumstances created by the continuing COVID-19 crisis. In addition, we are excited about our pending acquisition of Chef, which demonstrates continued execution of our growth strategy, and our closing and integration plans are moving forward as planned.”

Additional financial highlights included:

  Three Months Ended
  GAAP   Non-GAAP
(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts) August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   % Change   August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   % Change
Revenue $ 109,699     $ 106,716     3 %   $ 110,882     $ 115,521     (4 ) %
Income from operations $ 33,193     $ 15,960     108 %   $ 47,117     $ 45,835     3   %
Operating margin 30 %   15 %   100 %   42 %   40 %   5   %
Net income $ 23,977     $ 13,557     77 %   $ 35,605     $ 33,849     5   %
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.53     $ 0.30     77 %   $ 0.78     $ 0.75     4   %
Cash from operations (GAAP) /Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP) $ 31,112     $ 26,766     16 %   $ 30,101     $ 27,394     10   %

Other fiscal third quarter 2020 metrics and recent results included:

  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $230.1 million at the end of the quarter;
  • DSO was 49 days compared to 53 days in the fiscal third quarter of 2019 and 47 days in the fiscal second quarter of 2020; and
  • On September 22, 2020, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.175 per share of common stock that will be paid on December 15, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 1, 2020. This represents an increase of 6% to the Company’s quarterly dividend.

Anthony Folger, CFO, said: “Our strong financial results for the third quarter were delivered against the backdrop of a major global pandemic, demonstrating the durability of our business model and disciplined approach to investing in our operations. With more than $230 million in cash at the end of the quarter and a net leverage ratio of 0.3X, we are well positioned to continue to execute our strategy, support our core business and increase our quarterly dividend for the third straight year.”

2020 Business Outlook

Progress provides the following updated guidance for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2020 and the fiscal fourth quarter ending November 30, 2020, which, in the case of the guidance for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2020, is consistent with the preliminary guidance it provided on September 8, 2020:

  Prior FY 2020 Guidance
(June 25, 2020)
  Updated FY 2020 Guidance
(September 29, 2020)
(In millions, except percentages and per share amounts)              
Revenue $425 – $435   $433 – $443   $438 – $442   $452 – $456
Diluted earnings per share $1.81 – $1.85   $2.82 – $2.86   $1.63 – $1.66   $2.94 – $2.97
Operating margin 27%   40%   24%   40%
Cash from operations (GAAP) /
Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)
$129 – $139   $125 – $135   $138 – $143   $135 – $140
Effective tax rate 22%   21%   21%   20%
  Q4 2020 Guidance
(In millions, except per share amounts)      
Revenue $119 – $123   $125 – $129
Diluted earnings per share $0.26 – $0.29   $0.76 – $0.79

The expected economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our current 2020 business outlook is a reduction of approximately $8 to $11 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue, and an increase of approximately $0.03 to $0.05 on GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share.

The expected contribution resulting from the acquisition of Chef on our current 2020 business outlook is approximately $5 to $7 million of GAAP revenue and $10 to $12 million of non-GAAP revenue, and a negative impact of $0.27 to $0.31 to GAAP earnings per share and $0.00 to $0.04 to non-GAAP earnings per share.

Based on current exchange rates, the expected negative currency translation impact on Progress’ fiscal year 2020 business outlook compared to 2019 exchange rates is approximately $1.3 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue, and approximately $0.02 on GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. The expected positive currency translation impact on Progress’ fiscal Q4 2020 business outlook compared to 2019 exchange rates on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue is approximately $1.0 million. The expected impact on Q4 2020 earnings per share is not meaningful. To the extent that there are changes in exchange rates versus the current environment, this may have an impact on Progress’ business outlook.

Conference Call

Progress will hold a conference call to review its financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The call can be accessed on the investor relations section of the company’s website, located at www.progress.com. Additionally, you can listen to the call by telephone by dialing 888-204-4368 or 323-994-2093, passcode 7969757. The conference call will include comments followed by questions and answers. An archived version of the conference call and supporting materials will be available on the Progress website within the investor relations section after the live conference call.

Legal Notice Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

Progress provides non-GAAP financial information as additional information for investors. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Progress believes that the non-GAAP results described in this release are useful for an understanding of its ongoing operations and provide additional detail and an alternative method of assessing its operating results.  A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to the company’s GAAP financial results is included in the tables below and is available on the Progress website at www.progress.com within the investor relations section. Additional information regarding the company’s non-GAAP financial information is contained in the company’s Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with this press release, which is also available on the Progress website within the investor relations section.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Progress has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like “believe,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “anticipate” and “continue,” the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Progress’ business outlook and financial guidance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation:

(1) Economic, geopolitical and market conditions can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, or a decline in our renewal rates for contracts. (3) Our ability to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, including an increased emphasis on a cloud and subscription strategy, may not be successful. (4) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our existing products and services in a timely manner to meet market demand, partners and customers may not purchase new software licenses or subscriptions or purchase or renew support contracts. (5) We depend upon our extensive partner channel and we may not be successful in retaining or expanding our relationships with channel partners. (6) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses. (7) If the security measures for our software, services or other offerings are compromised or subject to a successful cyber-attack, or if such offerings contain significant coding or configuration errors, we may experience reputational harm, legal claims and financial exposure. (8) We have made acquisitions, and may make acquisitions in the future, including our pending acquisition of Chef, and those acquisitions may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. (9) Delay or failure to consummate the proposed acquisition of Chef or to realize the expected synergies and benefits of the acquisition could negatively impact our future results of operations and financial condition; (10) The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and the impact it could have on our employees, customers, partners, and the global financial markets could adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress’ business, please refer to Progress’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2019. Progress undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, the flexibility of a cloud-native app dev platform to deliver modern apps, leading data connectivity technology, web content management, business rules, secure file transfer, network monitoring, plus award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at www.progress.com or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress and Progress Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Investor Contact:   Press Contact:
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Progress Software   Progress Software
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data) August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   % Change   August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   % Change
Revenue:                      
Software licenses $ 27,514       $ 30,686       (10 ) %   $ 77,806       $ 83,216       (7 ) %
Maintenance and services 82,185       76,030       8   %   241,959       213,044       14   %
Total revenue 109,699       106,716       3   %   319,765       296,260       8   %
Costs of revenue:                      
Cost of software licenses 1,103       1,204       (8 ) %   3,302       3,296         %
Cost of maintenance and services 11,971       12,163       (2 ) %   35,607       32,182       11   %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 1,664       7,458       (78 ) %   4,974       18,997       (74 ) %
Total costs of revenue 14,738       20,825       (29 ) %   43,883       54,475       (19 ) %
Gross profit 94,961       85,891       11   %   275,882       241,785       14   %
Operating expenses:                      
Sales and marketing 22,186       25,177       (12 ) %   68,100       72,332       (6 ) %
Product development 20,676       23,126       (11 ) %   64,117       64,704       (1 ) %
General and administrative 13,514       13,506         %   38,702       38,445       1   %
Amortization of acquired intangibles 4,176       7,068       (41 ) %   12,484       14,841       (16 ) %
Restructuring expenses 91       801       (89 ) %   1,826       3,993       (54 ) %
Acquisition-related expenses 1,125       253       345   %   1,439       1,360       6   %
Total operating expenses 61,768       69,931       (12 ) %   186,668       195,675       (5 ) %
Income from operations 33,193       15,960       108   %   89,214       46,110       93   %
Other expense, net (2,962 )     (3,718 )     20   %   (9,206 )     (8,038 )     (15 ) %
Income before income taxes 30,231       12,242       147   %   80,008       38,072       110   %
Provision for income taxes 6,254       (1,315 )     (576 ) %   17,947       6,932       159   %
Net income $ 23,977       $ 13,557       77   %   $ 62,061       $ 31,140       99   %
                       
Earnings per share:                      
Basic $ 0.53       $ 0.30       77   %   $ 1.38       $ 0.70       97   %
Diluted $ 0.53       $ 0.30       77   %   $ 1.37       $ 0.69       99   %
Weighted average shares outstanding:                      
Basic 45,036       44,716       1   %   44,941       44,761         %
Diluted 45,364       45,303         %   45,382       45,292         %
                       
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.165       $ 0.155       6   %   $ 0.495       $ 0.465       6   %
*Not meaningful
Stock-based compensation is included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, as follows:            
Cost of revenue $ 322       $ 317       2   %   $ 979       $ 811       21   %
Sales and marketing 1,035       968       7   %   3,195       3,205         %
Product development 1,693       1,529       11   %   5,518       5,393       2   %
General and administrative 2,635       2,676       (2 ) %   7,667       8,002       (4 ) %
Total $ 5,685       $ 5,490       4   %   $ 17,359       $ 17,411         %

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

(In thousands) August 31,
2020
  November 30,
2019
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $ 230,119     $ 173,685  
Accounts receivable, net 60,463     72,820  
Unbilled receivables and contract assets 13,967     10,880  
Other current assets 15,657     27,280  
Total current assets 320,206     284,665  
Long-term unbilled receivables and contract assets 8,740     12,492  
Property and equipment, net 28,111     29,765  
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 513,798     532,216  
Right-of-use lease assets 24,011      
Other assets 24,602     22,133  
Total assets $ 919,468     $ 881,271  
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 53,554     $ 72,674  
Current portion of long-term debt, net 16,361     10,717  
Short-term lease liability 6,271      
Short-term deferred revenue 151,505     157,494  
Total current liabilities 227,691     240,885  
Long-term debt, net 271,261     284,002  
Long-term lease liability 19,442      
Long-term deferred revenue 19,851     19,752  
Other long-term liabilities 13,057     6,350  
Shareholders’ equity:      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 311,342     295,953  
Retained earnings 56,824     34,329  
Total shareholders’ equity 368,166     330,282  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 919,468     $ 881,271  

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)  

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
(In thousands) August 31,
2020
  August 31,
2019
  August 31,
2020
  August 31,
2019
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income $ 23,977       $ 13,557       $ 62,061       $ 31,140    
Depreciation and amortization 7,480       16,822       22,721       40,160    
Stock-based compensation 5,685       5,490       17,359       17,411    
Other non-cash adjustments 655       743       8,311       (5,695 )  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (6,685 )     (9,846 )     (8,367 )     8,867    
Net cash flows from operating activities 31,112       26,766       102,085       91,883    
Capital expenditures (1,662 )     (750 )     (3,419 )     (1,830 )  
Issuances of common stock, net of repurchases 1,719       2,044       (10,973 )     (18,653 )  
Dividend payments to shareholders (7,452 )     (6,933 )     (22,358 )     (20,819 )  
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired                   (225,298 )  
Proceeds from the issuance of debt, net of payment of issuance costs                   183,373    
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment, net                   6,146    
Payments of principal on long-term debt (3,763 )     (1,880 )     (7,525 )     (3,427 )  
Other 6,520       (2,403 )     (1,376 )     (5,491 )  
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 26,474       16,844       56,434       5,884    
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period 203,645       128,553       173,685       139,513    
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period $ 230,119       $ 145,397       $ 230,119       $ 145,397    

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES – THIRD QUARTER
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   % Change
(In thousands, except per share data) August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:                  
GAAP revenue $ 109,699           $ 106,716            
Acquisition-related revenue(1) 1,183           8,805            
Non-GAAP revenue $ 110,882       100   %   $ 115,521       100   %   (4 ) %
                   
Adjusted income from operations:                  
GAAP income from operations $ 33,193       30   %   $ 15,960       15   %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,840       5   %   14,526       13   %    
Restructuring expenses and other 91         %   801       1   %    
Stock-based compensation 5,685       5   %   5,490       4   %    
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 2,308       2   %   9,058       7   %    
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 47,117       42   %   $ 45,835       40   %     %
                   
Adjusted net income:                  
GAAP net income $ 23,977       22   %   $ 13,557       13   %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,840       5   %   14,526       13   %    
Restructuring expenses and other 91         %   801       1   %    
Stock-based compensation 5,685       5   %   5,490       4   %    
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 2,308       2   %   9,058       7   %    
Provision for income taxes (2,296 )     (2 ) %   (9,583 )     (9 ) %    
Non-GAAP net income $ 35,605       32   %   $ 33,849       29   %     %
                   
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:                  
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.53           $ 0.30            
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.12           0.32            
Restructuring expenses and other           0.02            
Stock-based compensation 0.13           0.12            
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 0.05           0.20            
Provision for income taxes (0.05 )         (0.21 )          
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.78           $ 0.75             %
                   
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding – diluted 45,364           45,303           —    %
                   
(1)Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge business segment for Ipswitch.

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES – YEAR TO DATE
(Unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended   % Change
(In thousands, except per share data) August 31, 2020   August 31, 2019   Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:                  
GAAP revenue $ 319,765           $ 296,260            
Acquisition-related revenue(1) 7,384           12,285            
Non-GAAP revenue $ 327,149       100   %   $ 308,545       100   %   %
                   
Adjusted income from operations:                  
GAAP income from operations $ 89,214       28   %   $ 46,110       16   %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 17,458       5   %   33,838       11   %    
Restructuring expenses and other 1,826         %   3,969       1   %    
Stock-based compensation 17,359       5   %   17,411       5   %    
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 8,823       3   %   13,645       4   %    
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 134,680       41   %   $ 114,973       37   %   17  %
                   
Adjusted net income:                  
GAAP net income $ 62,061       19   %   $ 31,140       11   %    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 17,458       5   %   33,838       11   %    
Restructuring expenses and other 1,826         %   3,969       1   %    
Stock-based compensation 17,359       5   %   17,411       5   %    
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 8,823       3   %   13,645       4   %    
Provision for income taxes (8,563 )     (2 ) %   (13,978 )     (4 ) %    
Non-GAAP net income $ 98,964       30   %   $ 86,025       28   %   15  %
                   
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:                  
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 1.37           $ 0.69            
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.38           0.75            
Restructuring expenses and other 0.04           0.09            
Stock-based compensation 0.39           0.38            
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses 0.19           0.30            
Provision for income taxes (0.19 )         (0.31 )          
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 2.18           $ 1.90           15  %
                   
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding – diluted 45,382           45,292           —  %
                   
(1)Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge business segment for Ipswitch.

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)

Quarter to Date Adjusted Free Cash Flow          
           
(In thousands) Q3 2020   Q3 2019   % Change
Cash flows from operations $ 31,112       $ 26,766       16    %
Purchases of property and equipment (1,662 )     (750 )     122    %
Free cash flow 29,450       26,016       13    %
Add back: restructuring payments 651       1,378       (53 ) %
Adjusted free cash flow $ 30,101       $ 27,394       10    %
Year to Date Adjusted Free Cash Flow          
           
(In thousands) YTD 2020   YTD Q3 2019   % Change
Cash flows from operations $ 102,085       $ 91,883       11    %
Purchases of property and equipment (3,419 )     (1,830 )     87    %
Free cash flow 98,666       90,053       10    %
Add back: restructuring payments 3,131       2,135       47    %
Adjusted free cash flow $ 101,797       $ 92,188       10    %

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 GUIDANCE
(Unaudited)

Fiscal Year 2020 Updated Revenue Guidance
  Fiscal Year Ended   Fiscal Year Ending
  November 30, 2019   November 30, 2020
(In millions)     Low   % Change   High   % Change
GAAP revenue $ 413.3     $ 438.3     6   %   $ 442.3     7   %
Acquisition-related adjustments – revenue(1) 18.7     13.7     (27 ) %   13.7     (27 ) %
Non-GAAP revenue $ 432.0     $ 452.0     5   %   $ 456.0     6   %
(1)Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge business segment for Ipswitch and Progress’ Application Development and Deployment segment for Chef.                                                                

Fiscal Year 2020 Updated Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance
  Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2020
(In millions) Low   High
GAAP income from operations $ 105.8     $ 107.4  
GAAP operating margins 24  %   24  %
Acquisition-related revenue 13.7     13.7  
Acquisition-related expense 1.9     1.9  
Restructuring expense 7.5     7.5  
Stock-based compensation 23.4     23.4  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 26.6     26.6  
Total adjustments(2) 73.1     73.1  
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 178.9     $ 180.5  
Non-GAAP operating margin 40  %   40  %
(2)Total adjustments include preliminary estimates relating to the valuation of intangible assets acquired from Chef and restructuring expenses. The final amounts will not be available until the Company’s internal procedures and reviews are completed.

Fiscal Year 2020 Updated Non-GAAP Earnings per Share and Effective Tax Rate Guidance
  Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2020
(In millions, except per share data) Low   High
GAAP net income $ 74.2       $ 75.4    
Adjustments (from previous table) 73.1       73.1    
Income tax adjustment(3) (13.7 )     (13.7 )  
Non-GAAP net income $ 133.6       $ 134.8    
       
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 1.63       $ 1.66    
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 2.94       $ 2.97    
       
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 45.4       45.4    
       
(3)Tax adjustment is based on a non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 20% for Low and High, calculated as follows:
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 178.9       $ 180.5    
Other (expense) income (11.9 )     (11.9 )  
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations before income taxes 167.0       168.6    
Non-GAAP net income 133.6       134.8    
Tax provision $ 33.4       $ 33.8    
Non-GAAP tax rate 20   %   20   %

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 GUIDANCE
(Unaudited)

Fiscal Year 2020 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance
  Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2020
(In millions) Low   High
Cash flows from operations (GAAP) $ 138       $ 143    
Purchases of property and equipment (7 )     (7 )  
Add back: restructuring payments 4       4    
Adjusted free cash flow (non-GAAP) $ 135       $ 140    

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR Q4 2020 GUIDANCE
(Unaudited)

Q4 2020 Revenue Guidance
  Three Months Ended   Three Months Ending
  November 30, 2019   November 30, 2020
(In millions)     Low   % Change   High   % Change
GAAP revenue $ 117     $ 118.6     1   %   $ 122.6     5   %
Acquisition-related adjustments – revenue(1) 6.4     6.3     (2 ) %   6.3     (2 ) %
Non-GAAP revenue $ 123.4     $ 124.9     1   %   $ 128.9     4   %
(1)Acquisition-related revenue constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would otherwise have been recognized but for the purchase accounting treatment of acquisitions. Since GAAP accounting requires the elimination of this revenue, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. Acquisition-related revenue adjustments relate to Progress’ OpenEdge business segment for Ipswitch and Progress’ Application Development and Deployment segment for Chef.

Q4 2020 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share Guidance
  Three Months Ending November 30, 2020
  Low   High
GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.26       $ 0.29    
Acquisition-related revenue 0.14       0.14    
Acquisition-related expense 0.01       0.01    
Restructuring expense 0.13       0.13    
Stock-based compensation 0.13       0.13    
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.20       0.20    
Total adjustments(2) 0.61       0.61    
Income tax adjustment (0.11 )     (0.11 )  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share $ 0.76       $ 0.79    
(2)Total adjustments include preliminary estimates relating to the valuation of intangible assets acquired from Chef and restructuring expenses. The final amounts will not be available until the Company’s internal procedures and reviews are completed.

 

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