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Constellation Software Inc. Announces Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017 and Declares Quarterly Dividend




TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 04/27/17 — Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU) (“Constellation” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 and declared a $1.00 per share dividend payable on July 6, 2017 to all common shareholders of record at close of business on June 16, 2017. This dividend has been designated as an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Please note that all dollar amounts referred to in this press release are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise stated.

The following press release should be read in conjunction with the Company–s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the accompanying notes, our Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and with our annual Consolidated Financial Statements, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and our annual Management–s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016, which can be found on SEDAR at and on the Company–s website . Additional information about the Company is also available on SEDAR at .

Q1 2017 Headlines:

Total revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $555 million, an increase of 14%, or $68 million, compared to $487 million for the comparable period in 2016. The increase is primarily attributable to growth from acquisitions as the Company experienced organic growth of 1% in the quarter, 3% after adjusting for the impact of the net appreciation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, Adjusted EBITA increased to $131 million compared to $108 million for the same period in 2016 representing an increase of 21%. Adjusted EBITA margin was 24% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and 22% for the same period in 2016. For the quarter ended March 31, 2017 Adjusted EBITA per share on a diluted basis increased 21% to $6.16, compared to $5.08 for the same period last year.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, Adjusted net income increased to $95 million from $63 million for the same period in 2016, representing an increase of 51%. Adjusted net income margin was 17% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and 13% for the same period in 2016. Excluding the impact of the $2 million unrealized foreign exchange loss in Q1 2017 and the $19 million unrealized foreign exchange loss in Q1 2016 the margins would have been 17% for both periods. For the quarter ended March 31, 2017 Adjusted net income per share on a diluted basis increased 51% to $4.46, compared to $2.95 for the same period last year.

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $40 million, an increase of 117% over net income of $19 million for the same period in 2016. On a per share basis this translated into a net income per diluted share of $1.91 in the quarter ended March 31, 2017 an increase of 117% over net income per diluted share of $0.88 for the same period in 2016.

Cash flows from operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 were $182 million, an increase of 24%, or $36 million, compared to $146 million for the comparable period in 2016.

The following table displays our revenue by reportable segment and the percentage change for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in 2016:

For purposes of calculating organic growth, estimated pre-acquisition revenue from the relevant companies acquired in 2016 and 2017 was added to actual reported revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Public Sector

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, total revenue in the public sector reportable segment increased 16%, or $52 million to $374 million, compared to $322 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Organic revenue growth was 1% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, and 3% after adjusting for the impact of the net appreciation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business.

Private Sector

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, total revenue in the private sector reportable segment increased 10%, or $16 million to $181 million, compared to $165 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Organic revenue growth was 1% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, and 3% after adjusting for the impact of the net appreciation of the US dollar against most major currencies in which the Company transacts business.

Conference Call and Webcast

Management will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on Friday, April 28, 2017 to answer questions regarding the results. The teleconference numbers are 416-340-2218 or 800-377-0758. The call will also be webcast live and archived on Constellation–s website at .

A replay of the conference call will be available as of 12:30 p.m. ET the same day until 11:59 p.m. ET on May 28, 2017. To access the replay, please dial 905-694-9451 or 800-408-3053 followed by the passcode 1286858.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements herein may be “forward looking” statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Constellation or the industry to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to vary significantly from the results discussed in the forward looking statements. These forward looking statements reflect current assumptions and expectations regarding future events and operating performance and are made as of the date hereof and Constellation assumes no obligation, except as required by law, to update any forward looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances

Non-IFRS Measures

The term “Adjusted EBITA” refers to net income before adjusting for finance and other income, bargain purchase gain, finance costs, income taxes, share in net income or loss of equity investees, impairment of non-financial assets, amortization, TSS membership liability revaluation charge, and foreign exchange gain or loss. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITA is useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company–s main business activities prior to taking into consideration how those activities are financed and taxed and also prior to taking into consideration intangible asset amortization and the other items listed above. “Adjusted EBITA margin” refers to the percentage that Adjusted EBITA for any period represents as a portion of total revenue for that period.

“Adjusted net income” means net income adjusted for non-cash expenses (income) such as amortization of intangible assets, deferred income taxes, the TSS membership liability revaluation charge, and certain other expenses (income), and excludes the portion of the adjusted net income of Total Specific Solutions (TSS) B.V. (“TSS”) attributable to the minority owners of TSS. The Company believes that Adjusted net income is useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company–s main business activities prior to taking into consideration amortization of intangible assets, deferred income taxes, the TSS membership liability revaluation charge, and certain other non-cash expenses (income) incurred or recognized by the Company from time to time, and adjusts for the portion of TSS– Adjusted net income not attributable to shareholders of Constellation. “Adjusted net income margin” refers to the percentage that Adjusted net income for any period represents as a portion of total revenue for that period.

Adjusted EBITA and Adjusted net income are not recognized measures under IFRS and, accordingly, readers are cautioned that Adjusted EBITA and Adjusted net income should not be construed as alternatives to net income determined in accordance with IFRS. The Company–s method of calculating Adjusted EBITA and Adjusted net income may differ from other issuers and, accordingly, Adjusted EBITA and Adjusted net income may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Adjusted EBITA includes 100% of the Adjusted EBITA of TSS.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITA to net income:

The following table reconciles Adjusted net income to net income:

About Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation–s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses.

Contacts:
Jamal Baksh
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 861-9677





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