Apr 24, 2013

Open Text Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results and Announces Quarterly Dividend Program

Open Text Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results and Announces Quarterly Dividend ProgramWaterloo, ON - 2013-04-24 - - Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSX: OTC), announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Financial Highlights for Q3 FY13 (1)

  • Total revenue for the period was $337.7 million, up 16% Y/Y
  • License revenue was $69.0 million, up 13% Y/Y
  • Cloud services revenue was $44.4 million
  • Non-GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $1.26 compared to $1.01 Y/Y, up 25% Y/Y; GAAP-based EPS, diluted was $0.44 compared to $0.59 Y/Y (2)
  • Non-GAAP-based income from operations was $90.4 million and 27% of revenues; GAAP-based income from operations was $40.9 million and 12% of revenues (2)
  • Operating cash flow was $116.8 million compared to $96.6 million Y/Y, up 21% Y/Y, with an ending cash balance of $446.9 million.

"We are committed to delivering value to our stockholders through technology innovation, strategic acquisitions and now through a dividend," said OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "We generated $333.1 million in operating cash flow over the last twelve months and we are running our business at record operating margins. We have always been committed to rewarding our stockholders' investments in OpenText and the Board has decided that it is the right time to declare a dividend for our stockholders."

Business Highlights

  • Services, technology and consumer goods industries saw the most demand
  • 8 license transactions over $1 million and 13 license transactions between $500K and $1 million
  • Customer successes in the third quarter include Enbridge, The Planning Inspectorate, Freescale, RS Components, Toray, Hydro Quebec, YPTO, CGI, SSE plc, Volvo and Hoffman-La Roche
  • OpenText announces 7 new products: OpenText InfoFusion 1.0, StreamServe 5.6, OpenText SecureiX, Employee File Management (EFM) software for use with SAP® solutions, OpenText Smart Process Applications, OpenText Archive, OpenText Media Management 7.2
  • OpenText acquires Resonate Knowledge Technologies
  • OpenText appoints Kevin Cochrane as Chief Marketing Officer
  • Gartner recognizes OpenText in Business Process Management suites report
  • Independent research firm highlights OpenText's BPM capabilities
  • OpenText honored as 2013 SAP® Pinnacle Award recipient

Dividend Program Highlights

The Company also announced today that it has adopted a policy to declare non-cumulative quarterly dividends to holders of its common shares. The Board of Directors has declared an initial dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on June 21, 2013, to shareholders of the Company of record on May 31, 2013.

The dividends to be paid on June 21, 2013 are designated as eligible dividends for the purpose of section 89 of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Conference Call Information

The public is invited to listen to the earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) by dialing 800-814-4859 (toll-free) or 416-644-3414 (international). Please dial-in 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure proper connection. Alternatively, a live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.opentext.com/2/global/ex_event.html?evtype=events&id=701D0000000VqoUIAS.

An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2013 and can be accessed by dialing 877-289-8525 (toll-free) or 416-640-1917 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 4610979 followed by the number sign.

Please see below note (2) for a reconciliation of non-US GAAP- based financial measures used in this press release, to US GAAP based financial measures.

Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the financial conditions, and results of operations and earnings for Open Text Corporation ("OpenText" or "the Company"), and declaration of quarterly dividends, may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "should", "will", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "plans", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the Company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. The Company's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently the Company's actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.

Actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following: (i) the future performance, financial and otherwise, of OpenText; (ii) the ability of OpenText to bring new products to market and to increase sales; (iii) the strength of the Company's product development pipeline; (iv) the Company's growth and profitability prospects; (v) the estimated size and growth prospects of the EIM market; (vi) the Company's competitive position in the EIM market and its ability to take advantage of future opportunities in this market; (vii) the benefits of the Company's products to be realized by customers; (viii) the demand for the Company's product and the extent of deployment of the company's products in the EIM marketplace; and (ix) the Company's financial condition and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) integration of acquisitions and related restructuring efforts, including the quantum of restructuring charges and the timing thereof; (ii) the possibility that the Company may be unable to meet its future reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules promulgated there under; (iii) the risks associated with bringing new products to market; (iv) fluctuations in currency exchange rates; (v) delays in the purchasing decisions of the Company's customers; (vi) the competition the Company faces in its industry and/or marketplace; (vii) the possibility of technical, logistical or planning issues in connection with the deployment of the Company's products or services; (viii) the continuous commitment of the Company's customers; and (ix) demand for the Company's products.

For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information, please contact:

United States:
Greg Secord
Vice President, Investor Relations
Open Text Corporation
San Francisco: (415) 963-0825
New York: (646) 843-5621

Sonya Mehan
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Open Text Corporation
519-888-7111 ext. 2446

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(1) All dollar amounts in this press release are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise indicated.
(2) Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures: In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with US GAAP, the Company provides certain non-US GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with US GAAP. These non-US 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-US 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 non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS both in its reconciliation to the US GAAP financial measures of net income and EPS and its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's results. The Company uses the financial measures non-US GAAP EPS and non-US GAAP net income to supplement the information provided in its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with US GAAP. The presentation of non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS is not meant to be a substitute for net income or net income per share presented in accordance with US GAAP, but rather should be evaluated in conjunction with and as a supplement to such US 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 US GAAP measures with certain non-US GAAP measures for the reasons set forth below. Non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS are calculated as net income or net income per share on a diluted basis, excluding, where applicable, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, other income (expense), share-based compensation, and restructuring, all net of tax. The Company's management believes that the presentation of non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS provides useful information to investors because it excludes non-operational charges. The use of the term non-operational charge is defined by the Company as those that do not impact 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, such as amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring costs, 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 US GAAP. The Company believes the provision of supplemental non-US GAAP measures allows 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 Open Text's performance or expected performance of future operations and facilitates period-to-period comparison of operating performance. As a result, the Company considers it appropriate and reasonable to provide, in addition to US GAAP measures, supplementary non-US 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 US GAAP based financial measures to non-US GAAP based financial measures for the following periods presented:

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