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EPAM Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015

Fourth Quarter revenue increased 28.7% year-over-year and 10.3% sequentially
Annual revenues of $914.1 million, up 25.2% year-over-year
Non-GAAP net income grew more than 31.3% for the fourth quarter year-over-year and 28.2% for the full year

NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

“We are very pleased that, despite market uncertainties and FX challenges, our investments in new digital capabilities, along with our ability to successfully integrate them with our traditionally strong software engineering skills, allowed us to reach our 16th consecutive quarter of over 20% year-over-year organic revenue growth,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President of EPAM. “As we look to 2016, our continued investments should position us better to benefit from higher-growth market opportunities around the world.”

Fourth Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Revenues increased to a record $260.3 million, up 28.7% year-over-year, and 10.3% sequentially;
  • In constant currency, revenue was up 34.3% year over year and 11.7% sequentially;
  • GAAP income from operations was $31.8 million, an increase of 32.3% compared to $24.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $46.9 million, an increase of $10.7 million, or 29.6%, from $36.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) on a GAAP basis was $0.52, increase from $0.37 in the in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • Non-GAAP quarterly diluted EPS was $0.78 up 25.8% from $0.62 in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Full Year 2015 Highlights

  • Revenues increased 25.2% to a record $914.1 million, up from $730.0 million in 2014;
  • In constant currency, revenue was up 32.8% year over year;
  • GAAP income from operations for 2015 was $106.0 million, an increase of 23.0% over 2014;
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $158.7 million, an increase of 28.9% compared to $123.1 million in 2014;
  • Diluted EPS on a GAAP basis was $1.62, compared to $1.40 in the previous year;
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $2.73, compared to $2.22 in 2014.

Cash Flow from Operations

  • Cash from operations was $76.4 million for the year 2015, down 27.2% from $104.9 million in 2014, and was $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from $48.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014;
  • As of December 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents totaled $199.4 million.

Other Metrics

  • As of December 31, 2015, total headcount was 18,354, an increase of 30.1% from 14,109 at December 31, 2014;
  • Total production headcount increased 36.0% to 16,078 in 2015 from 11,824 in 2014;
  • Utilization was at 74.9% in 2015, a 2.3% decrease from 77.2% in 2014.

2016 Outlook - Full Year and First Quarter

Based on current conditions, EPAM expects:

  • Year-over-year revenue growth to be at least 26% after 3% currency headwinds, meaning constant currency growth of 29%;
  • Non-GAAP net income growth for 2016 is expected to be at least 20% year-over-year, with an effective tax rate of approximately 21%;
  • The full year weighted average share count is expected to be just approximately 53.6 million diluted shares outstanding and the full year non-GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $3.20;
  • The full year GAAP diluted EPS will be at least $2.05;
  • Revenues at least $258 million for the first quarter of 2016, representing a growth rate of at least 29% over first quarter 2015 revenues. This includes 3% anticipated currency headwinds, meaning constant currency growth of at least 31%;
  • First quarter 2016 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be at least $0.70 based on an estimated first quarter 2016 weighted average of 53.0 million diluted shares;
  • First quarter 2016 GAAP diluted EPS to be at least $0.43.

Conference Call Information

EPAM will host a conference call to discuss results on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8560 (international). A telephonic replay will also be available approximately one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). The passcode for the replay is 13629306. The telephonic replay will be available until March 3, 2016. Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.epam.com.

About EPAM Systems

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is recognized as a leader in software product development by independent research agencies. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM serves clients worldwide utilizing its award-winning global delivery platform and its locations in over 26 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM was ranked #6 in America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies, and #3 in America's Best Small Companies lists by Forbes Magazine.

For more information, please visit http://www.epam.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EPAM supplements results reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, referred to as GAAP, with non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in EPAM’s business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing EPAM’s business and evaluating its performance. Management also believes these measures help investors compare EPAM’s operating performance with its results in prior periods. EPAM anticipates that it will continue to report both GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures in its financial results, including non-GAAP results that exclude stock-based compensation expense, write-off and recovery, amortization of purchased intangible assets, goodwill impairment, legal settlement, foreign exchange gains and losses, and acquisition-related costs. Because EPAM’s reported non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated according to GAAP, these measures are not comparable to GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly described non-GAAP measures reported by other companies within EPAM’s industry. Consequently, EPAM’s non-GAAP financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable GAAP measures, but, rather, should be considered together with the information in EPAM's consolidated financial statements, which are prepared according to GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. EPAM undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.


EPAM SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues$260,253 $202,184 $914,128 $730,027
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)158,291 121,465 566,913 456,530
Selling, general and administrative expenses64,414 49,761 222,759 163,666
Depreciation and amortization expense4,899 2,833 17,395 17,483
Goodwill impairment loss 2,241 2,241
Other operating expenses/(income), net884 1,869 1,094 3,924
Income from operations31,765 24,015 105,967 86,183
Interest and other income, net1,409 1,368 4,731 4,769
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (1,924) (1,924)
Foreign exchange income/(loss)1,559 1,123 (4,628) (2,075)
Income before provision for income taxes34,733 24,582 106,070 86,953
Provision for income taxes7,095 6,159 21,614 17,312
Net income$27,638 $18,423 $84,456 $69,641
Foreign currency translation adjustments(5,699) (11,308) (13,096) (20,251)
Comprehensive income$21,939 $7,115 $71,360 $49,390
Net income per share:
Basic$0.56 $0.39 $1.73 $1.48
Diluted$0.52 $0.37 $1.62 $1.40
Shares used in calculation of net income per share:
Basic49,360 47,620 48,721 47,189
Diluted52,670 50,339 51,986 49,734



EPAM SYSTEMS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(US Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of December 31, 2015 As of December 31, 2014
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$199,449 $220,534
Time deposits30,181
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,729 and $2,181, respectively174,617 124,483
Unbilled revenues95,808 55,851
Prepaid and other current assets14,344 9,289
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, current2,689 2,434
Deferred tax assets, current11,847 2,496
Total current assets528,935 415,087
Property and equipment, net60,499 55,134
Restricted cash, long-term238 156
Employee loans, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively, long-term3,649 4,081
Intangible assets, net46,860 47,689
Goodwill115,930 57,417
Deferred tax assets, long-term18,312 11,094
Other long-term assets4,113 3,368
Total assets$778,536 $594,026
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Accounts payable$2,576 $4,641
Accrued expenses and other liabilities60,384 32,203
Deferred revenue, current3,047 3,220
Due to employees32,067 24,518
Taxes payable29,472 24,704
Contingent consideration, current 35,524
Deferred tax liabilities, current365 603
Total current liabilities127,911 125,413
Long-term debt35,000
Deferred tax liabilities, long-term2,402 4,563
Total liabilities165,313 129,976
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 160,000,000 authorized; 50,177,044 and 48,748,298 shares issued, 50,166,537 and 48,303,811 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively49 48
Additional paid-in capital303,363 229,501
Retained earnings345,054 260,598
Treasury stock(93) (4,043)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(35,150) (22,054)
Total stockholders’ equity613,223 464,050
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$778,536 $594,026



EPAM SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except percent and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three months ended December 31, 2015 Year ended December 31, 2015
GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1)$158,291 $(3,824) $154,467 $566,913 $(13,695) $553,218
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2)$64,414 $(8,903) $55,511 $222,759 $(32,871) $189,888
Income from operations(3)$31,765 $15,142 $46,907 $105,967 $52,723 $158,690
Operating margin12.2% 5.8% 18.0% 11.6% 5.8% 17.4%
Net income(4)$27,638 $13,583 $41,221 $84,456 $57,351 $141,807
Diluted earnings per share(5)$0.52 $0.78 $1.62 $2.73


Three months ended December 31, 2014 Year ended December 31, 2014
GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)(1)$121,465 $(2,257) $119,208 $456,530 $(8,648) $447,882
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2)$49,761 $(5,863) $43,898 $163,666 $(16,876) $146,790
Income from operations(3)$24,015 $12,175 $36,190 $86,183 $36,959 $123,142
Operating margin11.9% 6.0% 17.9% 11.8% 5.1% 16.9%
Net income(4)$18,423 $12,976 $31,399 $69,641 $40,958 $110,599
Diluted earnings per share (5)$0.37 $0.62 $1.40 $2.22


Notes:

(1)Adjustments to GAAP cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) were comprised of stock-based compensation expense recorded in the periods presented.
(2)Adjustments to GAAP selling general and administrative expenses:


Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Selling, general and administrative expenses - Acquisition related$4,705 $3,701 $18,690 $8,829
Selling, general and administrative expenses - All other3,954 2,138 13,448 7,143
Acquisition-related costs244 24 733 904
Total adjustments to GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses $8,903 $5,863 $32,871 $16,876


(3)Adjustments to GAAP income from operations:


Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Stock-based compensation expense$12,483 $8,096 $45,833 $24,620
reported within cost of revenues3,824 2,257 13,695 8,648
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 4,705 3,701 18,690 8,829
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other3,954 2,138 13,448 7,143
Acquisition-related costs244 24 733 904
Amortization of purchased intangible assets1,674 (31) 5,416 5,349
Goodwill impairment loss 2,241 2,241
One-time charges741 1,845 741 3,845
Total adjustments to GAAP income from operations$15,142 $12,175 $52,723 $36,959


(4)Adjustments to GAAP net income:


Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Stock-based compensation expense$12,483 $8,096 $45,833 $24,620
reported within cost of revenues3,824 2,257 13,695 8,648
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - acquisition related 4,705 3,701 18,690 8,829
reported within selling, general and administrative expenses - all other3,954 2,138 13,448 7,143
Acquisition-related costs244 24 733 904
Amortization of purchased intangible assets1,674 (31) 5,416 5,349
Goodwill impairment loss 2,241 2,241
One-time charges741 1,845 741 3,845
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 1,924 1,924
Foreign exchange loss/ (gain)(1,559) (1,123) 4,628 2,075
Total adjustments to GAAP net income$13,583 $12,976 $57,351 $40,958


(5)There were no adjustments to GAAP average diluted common shares outstanding during the three and year ended December 31, 2015 and 2014.


EPAM Systems, Inc. Anthony J. Conte, Chief Financial Officer Phone: +1-267-759-9000 x64588 Fax: +1-267-759-8989 investor_relations@epam.com

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