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Intuit Fourth-quarter Revenue Increases 12 Percent; Annual Revenue Grows 10 Percent
Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend by 12 Percent
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2013, which ended July 31, and provided initial guidance for fiscal year 2014.
Unless otherwise noted, all growth rates refer to the current period versus the comparable prior-year period. All reported results and fiscal 2014 guidance exclude Intuit Financial Services and Intuit Health, which have been sold and reclassified to discontinued operations.
Fourth-quarter 2013 Highlights
- Increased revenue 12 percent, to $634 million.
- Delivered 13 percent higher revenue in the Small Business Group, led by Demandforce, which was acquired in May 2012.
- Grew QuickBooks Online subscribers 28 percent to 487,000, with subscribers outside the U.S. growing 80 percent to 32,000.
- Realigned Intuit’s business units effective Aug. 1 and recorded a pretax charge of approximately $20 million to position the company for growth.
- Completed the divestitures of Intuit Financial Services on Aug. 1 and Intuit Health Group on August 19.
- Raised its quarterly cash dividend, from $0.17 per share to $0.19 per share, to be paid on Oct. 18.
Snapshot of Fourth-quarter Results
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Dollars are in millions, except earnings per share (EPS). See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). All figures in the table above have been reclassified to reflect Intuit Websites, Intuit Financial Services, and Intuit Health as discontinued operations and to exclude their results from non-GAAP EPS.
Fiscal Year 2013 Highlights
- Increased revenue 10 percent, to $4.2 billion.
- Grew GAAP diluted earnings per share 9 percent and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share 11 percent.
- Delivered 16 percent higher revenue in the Small Business Group, driven by strong adoption of connected services.
- Grew mobile usage nearly 300 percent in the 2012 tax season.
- Finished the fiscal year with 64 percent of revenue coming from connected services. At $1.5 billion, software as a service amounted to 37 percent of total revenue.
- Expanded non-GAAP operating margins to over 35 percent through divestitures of certain business units and continued revenue shift to connected services.
- Provided guidance for fiscal 2014, including revenue growth of 6 to 8 percent, GAAP diluted earnings per share growth of 10 to 13 percent, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share growth of 10 to 13 percent.
Snapshot of Full-year Results
Dollars are in millions, except earnings per share. See “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. All figures in the table above have been reclassified to reflect Intuit Websites, Intuit Financial Services, and Intuit Health as discontinued operations and to exclude their results from non-GAAP EPS.
“Fiscal 2013 has been a year of exciting wins, as well as some challenges. We posted strong growth in Small Business, but fell short of our expectations in Consumer Tax. We’ve seized the opportunity to capture lessons learned, make the necessary adjustments, and position the company for a stronger future as we look ahead,” said Brad Smith, Intuit’s president and chief executive officer.
“In anticipation of the next chapter of growth, we updated our connected services strategy and reorganized our business units and functional groups. These organizational changes have transformed Intuit from a portfolio of businesses into an ecosystem of small businesses, consumers, and accountants, who build durable competitive advantage by working together.
“Looking to fiscal year 2014, our momentum is rising with a robust global strategy, new product launches, and one of the most exciting marketing campaigns we have ever launched in our small business segment. In tax, our teams are thinking big and looking for ways to redefine the franchise. We are excited about our potential as we go after a global opportunity to transform the financial lives of small businesses and consumers, and the trusted accountants who serve them.” Smith said.
Business Segment Results and Highlights
Total Small Business Group revenue grew 13 percent for the quarter and 16 percent for the year, including Demandforce. Connected services offerings continued to attract online small business customers.
- Financial Management Solutions revenue increased 18 percent for the quarter and 20 percent for the year. Adjusted for the May 2012 acquisition of Demandforce, FMS revenue increased 13 percent for the quarter and 10 percent for the year.
- Employee Management Solutions revenue grew 12 percent for the quarter and 12 percent for the year, driven by 18 percent growth in Online Payroll subscribers for the year.
- Payment Solutions revenue grew 7 percent for the quarter and 14 percent for the year, driven by fee structure changes and higher total card transaction volume. Worldwide merchant customers grew 13 percent for the year.
- Consumer Tax grew 4 percent for the year, driven by 4 percent growth in paid federal units.
- Accounting Professionals revenue grew 6 percent for the year due to customer growth, price increases and higher QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition revenue.
- Other Businesses revenue was up 8 percent for the quarter and 6 percent for the year. Global growth was led by Small Business revenue, which grew double digits. Overall revenue grew 10 percent excluding currency impacts.
Intuit paid quarterly cash dividends of $0.17 per share, totaling $203 million during fiscal 2013. In August, Intuit’s board of directors approved a new quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share, an increase of 12 percent, payable on Oct. 18 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 10.
Stock Repurchase Program
Intuit repurchased $292 million of its common stock in fiscal 2013. At the end of fiscal 2013 the current authorization had $1.4 billion remaining for stock repurchases through August 2014. Intuit’s Board approved an additional $2 billion authorization in August.
“We continue to return cash to shareholders through share repurchases and cash dividends. We intend to use the existing cash and proceeds of the IFS transaction to accelerate the repurchase of shares,” said Neil Williams, Intuit’s chief financial officer.
“For fiscal 2014, we’re increasing our quarterly dividend by 12 percent. These actions demonstrate our disciplined approach to capital allocation as we continue to invest for growth as well as return cash to shareholders.”
Intuit announced guidance for fiscal year 2014, which ends July 31, and expects:
- Revenue of $4.440 billion to $4.525 billion, growth of 6 to 8 percent.
- GAAP operating income of $1.347 billion to $1.377 billion, growth of 9 to 12 percent.
- Non-GAAP operating income of $1.580 billion to $1.610 billion, growth of 7 to 10 percent.
- GAAP diluted EPS of $3.11 to $3.19, growth of 10 to 13 percent.
- Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $3.52 to $3.60, growth of 10 to 13 percent.
With the recent restructuring to focus the company on two core outcomes, Intuit has revised how it intends to report results next year. The company will report revenue and segment contribution margin for these three new segments and expects the following revenue growth for fiscal year 2014:
- Small Business Group: 10 to 12 percent.
- Consumer Group, which includes TurboTax, Quicken, and Mint: 3 to 5 percent.
Within Consumer Group, Consumer Tax growth of 4 to 5 percent.
- Professional Tax: 0 to 4 percent.
For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Intuit expects:
- Revenue of $595 million to $605 million, growth of 6 to 8 percent.
- GAAP operating loss of $88 million to $93 million, compared to an operating loss of $73 million in the year-ago quarter.
- Non-GAAP operating loss of $30 million to $35 million, compared to an operating loss of $16 million in the year-ago quarter.
- GAAP net loss per share of $0.10 to $0.11, compared to a net loss per share of $0.06 in the year-ago quarter.
- Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.10 to $0.11, compared to a loss per share of $0.05 in the year-ago quarter.
Conference Call Information
Intuit executives will discuss the financial results on a conference call at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time on Aug. 20. To hear the call, dial 866-731-8333 in the United States or 973-935-8686 from international locations. No reservation or access code is needed. The conference call can also be heard live at http://investors.intuit.com/events.cfm. Prepared remarks for the call will be available on Intuit’s website after the call ends.
A replay of the conference call will be available for one week by calling 888-266-2081, or 703-925-2533 from international locations. The access code for this call is 1619817.
Annual Investor Day
Intuit will host its annual Investor Day on Sept. 24 at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The half-day event will include business segment updates and presentations from Brad Smith, chief executive officer, Neil Williams, chief financial officer and other business segment leaders.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. Mint.com provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.2 billion in its fiscal year 2013. The company has approximately 8,200 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Intuit and the Intuit logo, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" as well as the related Table B and Table E. A copy of the press release issued by Intuit today can be found on the investor relations page of Intuit's Web site.
Cautions About Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of Intuit’s future expected financial results; expectations regarding growth from digital services and from current or future products and services; expectations regarding Intuit’s global strategy, product launches and marketing campaigns and their impacts on Intuit’s business; expectations regarding the amount and timing of any future dividends and share repurchases; Intuit’s prospects for the business in fiscal 2014; and all of the statements under the heading “Forward-looking Guidance.”
Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following: inherent difficulty in predicting consumer behavior; difficulties in receiving, processing, or filing customer tax submissions; consumers may not respond as we expected to our advertising and promotional activities; product introductions and price competition from our competitors can have unpredictable negative effects on our revenue, profitability and market position; governmental encroachment in our tax businesses or other governmental activities or public policy affecting the preparation and filing of tax returns could negatively affect our operating results and market position; we may not be able to successfully innovate and introduce new offerings and business models to meet our growth and profitability objectives, and current and future offerings may not adequately address customer needs and may not achieve broad market acceptance, which could harm our operating results and financial condition; business interruption or failure of our information technology and communication systems may impair the availability of our products and services, which may damage our reputation and harm our future financial results; as we upgrade and consolidate our customer facing applications and supporting information technology infrastructure, any problems with these implementations could interfere with our ability to deliver our offerings; any failure to properly use and protect personal customer information and data could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; if we are unable to develop, manage and maintain critical third party business relationships, our business may be adversely affected; increased government regulation of our businesses may harm our operating results; if we fail to process transactions effectively or fail to adequately protect against potential fraudulent activities, our revenue and earnings may be harmed; any significant offering quality problems or delays in our offerings could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; our participation in the Free File Alliance may result in lost revenue opportunities and cannibalization of our traditional paid franchise; the continuing global economic downturn may continue to impact consumer and small business spending, financial institutions and tax filings, which could negatively affect our revenue and profitability; year-over-year changes in the total number of tax filings that are submitted to government agencies due to economic conditions or otherwise may result in lost revenue opportunities; our revenue and earnings are highly seasonal and the timing of our revenue between quarters is difficult to predict, which may cause significant quarterly fluctuations in our financial results; our financial position may not make repurchasing shares advisable or we may issue additional shares in an acquisition causing our number of outstanding shares to grow; our inability to adequately protect our intellectual property rights may weaken our competitive position and reduce our revenue and earnings; our acquisition and divestiture activities may disrupt our ongoing business, may involve increased expenses and may present risks not contemplated at the time of the transactions; our use of significant amounts of debt to finance acquisitions or other activities could harm our financial condition and results of operation; and litigation involving intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder and other matters may increase our costs. More details about these and other risks that may impact our business are included in our Form 10-K for fiscal 2012 and in our other SEC filings. You can locate these reports through our website at http://investors.intuit.com. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of August 20, 2013, and we do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in these materials.