Taleo Announces Second Quarter Results…from Taleo

 

Billings up 36% Year Over Year; Deferred Subscription and Support Revenue up 45% Year Over Year; Added 275 New Customers; 7 Greater Than $250k in Annual Subscription Value

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Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, last week announced strong results for its second quarter 2011.

“We saw exceptional growth and momentum across key metrics in our second quarter,” said Michael Gregoire, Taleo’s Chairman and CEO. “We are seeing more customers standardizing on Taleo across all areas of talent management and they tell us that the talent intelligence they garner from Taleo is giving them a powerful competitive advantage.”

Taleo delivered the following results for the second quarter 2011: 

Second Quarter Revenue: Subscription revenue for the second quarter was $55.2 million, an increase of 15% on a year-over-year basis. Subscription revenue was reduced by a $6.5 million reserve for the settlement of claims asserted by the United States government. The claims related to a subcontract entered into in 2002 through which services were provided to the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA Settlement”). For further details on the TSA Settlement, please see our report on Form 8-K filed on August 4, 2011. Professional services revenue for the second quarter was $14.5 million, an increase of 74% on a year-over-year basis. Total revenue for the second quarter was $69.7 million, an increase of 24% on a year-over-year basis, which includes the reduction of $6.5 million reserve for the TSA Settlement.

Non-GAAP subscription revenue for the second quarter was $63.6 million, an increase of 32% on a year-over-year basis. Non-GAAP professional services revenues for the second quarter was $15.2 million, an increase of 82% on a year-over-year basis. Non-GAAP subscription revenue for the second quarter has not been reduced for the $6.5 million TSA Settlement. Total second quarter non-GAAP revenue was $78.7 million, an increase of 39% on a year-over-year basis.

Second Quarter Loss per Share: Second quarter net loss per share was $(0.20), compared to a net loss per share of $(0.04) a year ago.

Significant items impacting net loss per share included: 

  • The TSA Settlement, which reduced second quarter revenue by $6.5 million;
  • An agreement reached with Kenexa, disclosed in our filing on Form 8-K on July 5, 2011, under which we agreed, among other things, to dismiss with prejudice all outstanding lawsuits, to cross license certain patents, and to make a one-time cash payment of $3.0 million. The agreement resulted in a $2.4 million charge to general and administrative expenses in the second quarter; and
  • $3.2 million in cumulative refundable tax credits associated with Taleo’s acceptance during the second quarter into a Quebec provincial investment tax credit program for 2009, 2010 and 2011. The credits were reflected as a reduction in cost of revenues and operating expenses in the second quarter.

Non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share was $0.27, compared to non-GAAP net income per fully diluted share of $0.14 a year ago.

An explanation of the non-GAAP measures used in this press release is included in the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and a reconciliation of GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the tables included as part of this press release.

Cash: Cash generated from operations for the first half of 2011 totaled $19.4 million as compared to $21.3 million in the first half of 2010. Cash flow in 2011 has been impacted by the settlement of the Kenexa lawsuits, acquisition related spending and working capital requirements. Total cash and cash equivalents finished the quarter at $148.4 million, a decrease of $96.5 million from the prior year due primarily to the acquisitions of Learn.com and Cytiva.

Customers: In the second quarter, 275 new customers chose Taleo’s Talent Management solutions for recruiting, performance, learning and/or compensation management, including: Western Union, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Devon Energy, Invesco and Volkswagen Group of America. In the second quarter we were awarded 7 new contracts of $250,000 or larger in first year subscription revenue, underscoring the market interest in larger, global deployments and in multiple component suite solutions.

Billings: Billings, defined as the change in short-term deferred subscription revenue plus non-GAAP subscription revenue, was $69.2 million in the second quarter, up 36% year-over-year.

For more information on Taleo, please visit www.taleo.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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