Verint Systems (VRNT) Tops Q2 EPS by 37c, Revenues Beat

September 9, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

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Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT) reported Q2 EPS of $1.06, $0.37 better than the analyst estimate of $0.69. Revenue for the quarter came in at $309.1 million versus the consensus estimate of $299.23 million.

  • Strong Sequential Growth in Q2; Expect Momentum to Continue in Second Half of Year
  • Strong Cloud Momentum; New SaaS ACV up 65% Year-over-Year
  • Cash From Operations Increases 39% in First Half of Year
  • Separation on Track for Shortly After Fiscal Year-End

“We had a solid Q2 with strong sequential revenue growth, year-over-year operating income growth and cash from operations growth. Our cloud business accelerated, and our on-premises business began to recover from the initial impact of COVID-19. We expect our cloud momentum to continue in the second half of the year and on-premises deals to continue to gradually recover,” said Dan Bodner, CEO.

Bodner continued, “We are also pleased to report significant progress on our plan to create two independent public companies and that we are on track to complete the separation shortly after fiscal year-end. Both businesses are market leaders and we believe both companies will have significant growth opportunities post separation.”

“Our cloud-first strategy is working well. In Q2, we delivered strong cloud revenue growth, strong SaaS bookings growth, and an increase in the percentage of our software revenue that is recurring. During the quarter, we continued to win new cloud customers and displace competitors due to our strong differentiation in artificial intelligence and automation and communications infrastructure neutrality. In addition to receiving many seven figure cloud orders in Q2, we received an initial multi-million dollar order from the Social Security Administration and expect expansions as the project scales over time. Looking forward, we expect our cloud momentum to continue and we are on track to meet our target of completing our cloud transition within two years,” said Bodner.

“In Cyber Intelligence, we continued to win many large deals in Q2 for our analytical security software. Our margins expanded in Q2, with our estimated fully allocated operating margins increasing approximately 600bps year-over-year. As a leader in analytical security software, customers come to Verint for our mission critical security software to help prevent terror, crime and cyber threats and to accelerate investigations," said Bodner.

Outlook

Doug Robinson, CFO, added, “I am pleased with our Q2 performance, particularly with our strong cloud momentum. Looking forward, our view of the year has improved and we expect our non-GAAP revenue to improve sequentially both in Q3 and Q4 and adjusted EBITDA for the year to be similar to last year. We are also pleased with the progress we are making towards our separation and we expect to make our initial confidential submission to the SEC later this month.”

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