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Tyler Technologies Reports Earnings for First Quarter 2022

Total revenues grew 54.7% with organic revenue growth of 12.8%

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:

  • Both GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were $456.1 million, up 54.7% from $294.8 million for the first quarter of 2021. On an organic basis, both GAAP and non-GAAP revenues grew 12.8%.
  • Recurring revenues from maintenance and subscriptions were $362.5 million, up 63.6% from $221.6 million for the first quarter of 2021, and comprised 79.5% of first quarter 2022 revenue, up from 75.2% for the first quarter of 2021. On an organic basis, recurring revenues were $254.1 million, up 14.7%.
  • Subscription revenue and software services revenue included a total of $20.6 million from NIC’s TourHealth and COVID-related initiatives, the majority of which are currently expected to wind down by the third quarter of 2022.
  • Operating income was $55.9 million, up 46.2% from $38.2 million for the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP operating income was $110.8 million, up 40.5% from $78.9 million for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Net income was $40.0 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, up 8.1% from $37.0 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP net income was $80.9 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, up 34.7% from $60.0 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Cash flows from operations were $53.5 million, down 25.3% from $71.7 million for the first quarter of 2021. Free cash flow was $41.0 million, down 33.5% from $61.7 million for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $119.2 million, up 39.2% from $85.7 million for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Software subscription arrangements comprised approximately 80% of the total new software contract value for the first quarter, compared to approximately 66% for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Software subscription bookings for the first quarter added $16.2 million in annual recurring revenue.
  • Annualized non-GAAP recurring revenues were $1.45 billion, up 63.6% from $886.4 million for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Total backlog was $1.76 billion, up 13.8% from $1.55 billion at March 31, 2021.
  • During the first quarter, Tyler completed the acquisition of US eDirect for a cash purchase price of approximately $117 million, net of cash acquired.

     

“Our first quarter results provided a very strong start to 2022,” said Lynn Moore, Tyler’s president and chief executive officer. Total revenues grew approximately 55% with the inclusion of NIC and other acquisitions, and organic revenue growth of nearly 13% was the highest in 20 quarters. Recurring revenues comprised 79.5% of total revenues, as subscription revenues grew 139.5% in total and 33.8% organically. This marked our 65th consecutive quarter of double-digit subscription revenue growth.

“Our NIC division continued to perform well in the first quarter, with core revenue growth of 13%, excluding COVID-related revenues, which were in line with expectations. NIC’s growth was boosted by revenues from our new statewide payments contract in Florida, and in particular by revenues associated with corporate filings with the Department of State that are concentrated in the first quarter.

“We’re pleased to see an acceleration in the shift of our new software contract mix from licenses to SaaS, as subscription agreements comprised 80% of our new software contract value. As expected, margins compressed compared to the first quarter of 2021, reflecting the inclusion of NIC’s revenues, as well as expenses related to our transition to the cloud.

“Activity in the public sector market continues to be robust, and our bookings are indicative of both the positive market conditions and our strong competitive position. Bookings in the first quarter were approximately $419 million, up 70.1% over the first quarter of 2021. Excluding NIC, bookings grew 14.7%. For the trailing twelve months, bookings were approximately $1.9 billion, up 65%, and excluding NIC, were approximately $1.4 billion, growing 21.7%.

“We achieved very solid growth in the first quarter, even as we continue to accelerate our transition to the cloud. Our revised guidance for the year reflects our strong first quarter results and our current positive outlook for the remainder of 2022,” concluded Moore.

Guidance for 2022

As of April 27, 2022, Tyler Technologies is providing the following guidance for the full year 2022:

  • GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues are both expected to be in the range of $1.835 billion to $1.870 billion.
  • Total revenues are expected to include approximately $40 million of COVID-related revenues from NIC’s TourHealth and rent relief services. Revenues from TourHealth are currently expected to continue through the second quarter of 2022, while revenues from the rent relief program are expected to continue through the third quarter.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $3.92 to $4.08 and may vary significantly due to the impact of stock incentive awards on the GAAP effective tax rate.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $7.48 to $7.64.
  • Interest expense is expected to be approximately $23 million, including approximately $5 million of amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs. This represents an increase of approximately $3.4 million compared to our initial guidance, with an impact on non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.06 per share, based on current expectations for further rate hikes this year.
  • Pretax non-cash, share-based compensation expense is expected to be approximately $108 million.
  • Research and development expense is expected to be in the range of $98 million to $101 million.
  • Fully diluted shares for the year are expected to be in the range of 42.5 million to 43.0 million shares.
  • GAAP earnings per share assumes an estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 18.0% after discrete tax items, including approximately $19 million of discrete tax benefits related to share-based compensation.
  • The non-GAAP annual effective tax rate is expected to be 24%.
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $62 million to $67 million, including approximately $36 million of capitalized software development costs. Total depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be approximately $145 million, including approximately $109 million from amortization of acquisition intangibles.

     

GAAP to non-GAAP guidance reconciliation

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes the estimated full year impact of non-cash share-based compensation expense and employer portion of payroll tax related to employee stock transactions of approximately $108 million, amortization of acquired software and intangible assets of approximately $109 million, and acquisition-related costs of approximately $1 million. Additionally, the non-GAAP tax rate of 24% is estimated periodically as described below under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and excludes approximately $19 million of estimated discrete tax benefits that are included in the GAAP estimated annual effective tax rate.

Conference Call

Tyler Technologies will hold a conference call on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s results. The company is offering participants the opportunity to register in advance for the conference through the following link: http://dpregister.com/sreg/10165058/f21927a028. Registered participants will receive an email with a calendar reminder and dial-in number and PIN that will allow them to listen to the call live.

Participants who do not wish to pre-register for the call may dial in using 844-861-5506 (U.S. callers) or 412-317-6587 (international callers) or 866-450-4696 (Canada callers) and ask for the “Tyler Technologies” call. A replay will be available two hours after completion of the call through May 5, 2022. To access the replay, please dial 877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 412-317-0088 (international callers) and 855-669-9658 (Canada callers) and reference passcode 9235226.

The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed at https://tylertech.irpass.com/Presentations.

About Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 37,000 successful installations across more than 12,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been recognized numerous times for growth and innovation, including Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list and Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tyler Technologies has provided in this press release financial measures that have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are therefore considered non-GAAP financial measures. This information includes non-GAAP revenues, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow. We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results and believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Tyler’s ongoing operational performance because they provide additional insight in comparing results from period to period. Tyler believes the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing our financial results with other companies in our industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures discussed above exclude write-downs of acquisition-related deferred revenue and acquired subleases, share-based compensation expense, employer portion of payroll taxes on employee stock transactions, expenses associated with amortization of intangibles arising from business combinations, acquisition-related expenses, and incremental costs associated with COVID-19.

Tyler currently uses a non-GAAP tax rate of 24%. This rate is based on Tyler’s estimated annual GAAP income tax rate forecast, adjusted to account for items excluded from GAAP income in calculating Tyler’s non-GAAP income, as well as significant non-recurring tax adjustments. The non-GAAP tax rate used in future periods will be reviewed periodically to determine whether it remains appropriate in consideration of factors including Tyler’s periodic annual effective tax rate calculated in accordance with GAAP, changes resulting from tax legislation, changes in the geographic mix of revenues and expenses, and other factors deemed significant. Due to differences in tax treatment of items excluded from non-GAAP earnings, as well as the methodology applied to Tyler’s estimated annual tax rate as described above, the estimated tax rate on non-GAAP income may differ from the GAAP tax rate and from Tyler’s actual tax liabilities.

Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures used by Tyler Technologies may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which has been provided in the financial statement tables included below in this press release.

Forward-looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical in nature and typically address future or anticipated events, trends, expectations or beliefs with respect to our financial condition, results of operations or business. Forward-looking statements often contain words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “projects,” “might,” “could” or other similar words or phrases. Similarly, statements that describe our business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. We believe there is a reasonable basis for our forward-looking statements, but they are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from the expectations and beliefs reflected in the forward-looking statements. We presently consider the following to be among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and beliefs: (1) the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its potential effects on the economic environment, our customers and our operations, as well as any changes to federal, state or local government laws, regulations or orders in connection with the pandemic; (2) changes in the budgets or regulatory environments of our clients, primarily local and state governments, that could negatively impact information technology spending; (3) disruption to our business and harm to our competitive position resulting from cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities; (4) our ability to protect client information from security breaches and provide uninterrupted operations of data centers; (5) our ability to achieve growth or operational synergies through the integration of acquired businesses, while avoiding unanticipated costs and disruptions to existing operations; (6) material portions of our business require the Internet infrastructure to be adequately maintained; (7) our ability to achieve our financial forecasts due to various factors, including project delays by our clients, reductions in transaction size, fewer transactions, delays in delivery of new products or releases or a decline in our renewal rates for service agreements; (8) general economic, political and market conditions; (9) technological and market risks associated with the development of new products or services or of new versions of existing or acquired products or services; (10) competition in the industry in which we conduct business and the impact of competition on pricing, client retention and pressure for new products or services; (11) the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and dealing with the loss or retirement of key members of management or other key personnel; and (12) costs of compliance and any failure to comply with government and stock exchange regulations. These factors and other risks that affect our business are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the detailed “Risk Factors” contained in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. We expressly disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements.

(Comparative results follow)

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

 

 

 

 

Software licenses and royalties

$

16,506

 

 

$

14,933

 

Subscriptions

 

245,443

 

 

 

102,479

 

Software services

 

61,497

 

 

 

47,640

 

Maintenance

 

117,029

 

 

 

119,112

 

Appraisal services

 

8,518

 

 

 

6,465

 

Hardware and other

 

7,115

 

 

 

4,173

 

Total revenues

 

456,108

 

 

 

294,802

 

 

 

 

 

Software licenses and royalties

 

2,609

 

 

 

1,236

 

Amortization of acquired software

 

13,221

 

 

 

7,964

 

Subscriptions, software services and maintenance

 

236,896

 

 

 

134,320

 

Appraisal services

 

5,936

 

 

 

4,617

 

Hardware and other

 

5,028

 

 

 

2,458

 

Total cost of revenues

 

263,690

 

 

 

150,595

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

192,418

 

 

 

144,207

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

97,895

 

 

 

78,774

 

Research and development expense

 

23,941

 

 

 

21,813

 

Amortization of customer and trade name intangibles

 

14,714

 

 

 

5,412

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

55,868

 

 

 

38,208

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(4,804

)

 

 

(478

)

Other income, net

 

364

 

 

 

566

 

Income before income taxes

 

51,428

 

 

 

38,296

 

Income tax provision

 

11,444

 

 

 

1,320

 

Net income

$

39,984

 

 

$

36,976

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.97

 

 

$

0.91

 

Diluted

$

0.94

 

 

$

0.88

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

Basic

 

41,364

 

 

 

40,611

 

Diluted

42,443

42,056

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Reconciliation of non-GAAP gross profit and margin

 

2022

 

2021

GAAP gross profit

 

$

192,418

 

 

$

144,207

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Add: Share-based compensation expense included in cost of revenues

 

 

6,772

 

 

 

5,000

 

Add: Amortization of acquired software

 

 

13,221

 

 

 

7,964

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

 

$

212,411

 

 

$

157,171

 

GAAP gross margin

 

 

42.2

%

 

 

48.9

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

 

 

46.6

%

 

 

53.3

%

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income and margin

 

2022

 

2021

GAAP operating income

 

$

55,868

 

 

$

38,208

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Add: Share-based compensation expense

 

 

25,279

 

 

 

25,724

 

Add: Employer portion of payroll tax related to employee stock transactions

 

 

712

 

 

 

767

 

Add: Acquisition related costs

 

 

1,031

 

 

 

813

 

Add: Amortization of acquired software

 

 

13,221

 

 

 

7,964

 

Add: Amortization of customer and trade name intangibles

 

 

14,714

 

 

 

5,412

 

Non-GAAP adjustments subtotal

 

 

54,957

 

 

 

40,680

 

Non-GAAP operating income

 

$

110,825

 

 

$

78,888

 

GAAP operating margin

 

 

12.2

%

 

 

13.0

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

 

 

24.3

%

 

 

26.8

%

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Reconciliation of non-GAAP net income and earnings per share

 

2022

 

2021

GAAP net income

 

$

39,984

 

 

$

36,976

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Add: Total non-GAAP adjustments to operating income

 

 

54,957

 

 

 

40,680

 

Less: Tax impact related to non-GAAP adjustments

 

 

(14,088

)

 

 

(17,634

)

Non-GAAP net income

 

$

80,853

 

 

$

60,022

 

GAAP earnings per diluted share

 

$

0.94

 

 

$

0.88

 

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share

$

1.90

$

1.43

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Detail of share-based compensation expense

 

2022

 

2021

Subscriptions, software services and maintenance

 

$

6,772

 

$

5,000

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

18,507

 

 

20,724

Total share-based compensation expense

 

$

25,279

 

$

25,724

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA

 

2022

 

2021

GAAP net income

 

$

39,984

 

$

36,976

Amortization of customer and trade name intangibles

 

 

14,714

 

 

5,412

Depreciation and amortization included in cost of revenues, SG&A and other expenses

 

 

21,935

 

 

15,029

Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs included in interest expense

 

 

1,132

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

3,681

 

 

379

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

11,444

 

 

1,320

EBITDA

 

$

92,890

 

$

59,116

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

25,279

 

 

25,724

Acquisition related costs

 

 

1,031

 

 

813

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

119,200

 

$

85,653

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

Reconciliation of free cash flow

 

2022

 

2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

53,541

 

 

$

71,703

 

Less: additions to property and equipment

 

 

(4,579

)

 

 

(6,564

)

Less: capitalized software development costs

 

 

(7,947

)

 

 

(3,476

)

Free cash flow

 

$

41,015

 

 

$

61,663

 

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

March 31, 2022

 

December 31, 2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

243,262

 

$

309,171

Accounts receivable, net

 

501,200

 

 

521,059

Short-term investments

 

44,973

 

 

52,300

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

70,464

 

 

63,664

Income tax receivable

 

 

 

18,137

Total current assets

 

859,899

 

 

964,331

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, long-term portion

 

14,742

 

 

13,937

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

42,369

 

 

39,720

Property and equipment, net

 

177,508

 

 

181,193

 

 

 

 

Other assets:

 

 

 

Software development costs, net

 

36,311

 

 

28,489

Goodwill

 

2,440,843

 

 

2,359,674

Other intangibles, net

 

1,072,479

 

 

1,052,493

Non-current investments

 

34,342

 

 

46,353

Other non-current assets

 

45,313

 

 

45,971

Total assets

$

4,723,806

 

$

4,732,161

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

269,222

 

$

278,412

Operating lease liabilities

 

11,186

 

 

10,560

Current income tax payable

 

1,374

 

 

Deferred revenue

 

454,678

 

 

510,529

Current portion of term loans

 

30,000

 

 

30,000

Total current liabilities

 

766,460

 

 

829,501

 

 

 

 

Revolving line of credit

 

 

 

Term loans

 

698,988

 

 

718,511

Convertible senior notes due 2026, net

 

593,194

 

 

592,765

Deferred revenue, long-term

 

 

 

38

Deferred income taxes

 

230,292

 

 

228,085

Operating lease liabilities, long-term

 

38,403

 

 

36,336

Other long-term liabilities

 

8,735

 

 

2,893

Total liabilities

 

2,336,072

 

 

2,408,129

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

$

2,387,734

 

$

2,324,032

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

4,723,806

 

$

4,732,161

TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2022

 

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

39,984

 

 

$

36,976

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operations:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

38,149

 

 

 

21,100

 

Gains from sale of investments

 

 

(55

)

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

25,279

 

 

 

25,724

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets expense

 

 

3,082

 

 

 

1,546

 

Deferred income tax benefit

 

 

(9,438

)

 

 

(3,267

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, exclusive of effects of acquired companies

 

 

(43,460

)

 

 

(10,376

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

53,541

 

 

 

71,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Additions to property and equipment

 

 

(4,579

)

 

 

(6,564

)

Purchase of marketable security investments

 

 

(4,592

)

 

 

(52,755

)

Proceeds and maturities from marketable security investments

 

 

22,672

 

 

 

35,031

 

Investment in software

 

 

(7,947

)

 

 

(3,476

)

Cost of acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

(116,698

)

 

 

(12,049

)

(Increase) decrease in other

 

 

(29

)

 

 

119

 

Net cash used by investing activities

 

 

(111,173

)

 

 

(39,694

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Decrease in net borrowings on revolving line of credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment on term loans

 

 

(20,000

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of convertible senior notes

 

 

 

 

 

600,000

 

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

(6,020

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

 

8,045

 

 

 

18,102

 

Contributions from employee stock purchase plan

 

 

3,678

 

 

 

3,038

 

Net cash (used) provided by financing activities

 

 

(8,277

)

 

 

615,120

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(65,909

)

 

 

647,129

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

309,171

 

 

 

603,623

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

243,262

 

 

$

1,250,752

 

Contacts

Brian K. Miller

Executive Vice President & CFO

Tyler Technologies, Inc.

972-713-3720

brian.miller@tylertech.com

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