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WageWorks Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

  • Total revenue of $82.8 million, a 41 percent increase year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2015 GAAP net income of $3.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.28
  • Second quarter 2015 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $22.2 million, a 27 percent increase year-over-year

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WageWorks, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: WAGE), a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), which empower employees to save money on taxes while also providing corporate tax advantages for employers, today announced the Company's financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

"I am very pleased with our second quarter results. Our revenue and adjusted EBITDA exceeded our guidance as we continue to execute on the multiple elements of our growth strategy. Our enterprise selling season is going very well and is fueled by the increased demand for our multiproduct platform and full suite of offerings. We remain encouraged by the larger market trends supporting Consumer-Directed Benefits," said Joe Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of WageWorks.

For the second quarter, WageWorks reported total revenue of $82.8 million, compared to $58.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 41 percent. Healthcare revenue was $43.8 million, compared to $37.6 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 17 percent. Commuter revenue was $16.0 million, compared to $15.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 6 percent. COBRA revenue was $12.3 million, compared to $3.7 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 233 percent. Other revenue was $10.6 million, compared to $2.4 million for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 339 percent.

GAAP operating income was $6.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to GAAP operating income of $7.9 million for the second quarter of 2014. GAAP Operating income for the second quarter of 2015 includes aggregate pre-tax charges of $2.1 million related to integration initiatives that will streamline WageWorks' operations and deliver better and more efficient service to WageWorks' customers. This restructuring charge consists primarily of severance costs related to integration initiatives and only impacts reported GAAP results.

On a non-GAAP basis, second quarter of 2015 operating income which excludes the severance charges was $17.5 million, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $14.5 million for the second quarter of 2014.

GAAP net income was $3.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to GAAP net income of $4.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014.     

On a non-GAAP net income basis, second quarter of 2015 net income was $10.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2014 and 2015 excludes expenses related to stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, contingent consideration expense, and significant severance costs related to integration initiatives and the related tax impact of these items.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $22.2 million for the second quarter of 2015, a 27 percent increase compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $17.5 million for the second quarter of 2014.

The reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measures for the second quarter 2015 and 2014 is detailed in the tables provided in this press release.

As of June 30, 2015, WageWorks had cash and cash equivalents totaling $496.4 million. This compares to cash and cash equivalents totaling $413.3 million as of December 31, 2014.

The Company's Conference Call Information

WageWorks will host a conference call today, July 30, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Company's second quarter ended June 30, 2015 financial results and business outlook. 

The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed under "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.wageworks.com. Those wishing to participate in the live call should dial (855) 246-1431 (toll-free) or (330) 863-3271. The conference ID is 78097879. Following the call, an archived webcast will be available in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.wageworks.com. A telephone replay will be available for one week at (855) 859-2056 (toll-free) or (404) 537-3406 using the conference ID 78097879.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the Company's financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, the Company provides non-GAAP financial measure of net income, operating income, adjusted EBITDA and diluted earnings per share. By providing information about both the overall GAAP financial performance and the non-GAAP measures that focus on what management believes to be its ongoing business operations, the Company believes that the additional information enhances investors' overall understanding of the Company's business. The Company's management believes it is useful for itself and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information that includes stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, contingent consideration expense, severance costs related to integration initiatives and the related tax impact of all of these items on the provision for income taxes, and the non-GAAP measures that exclude such information in order to assess the performance of the Company's business for planning and forecasting in subsequent periods. The Company's management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Whenever the Company uses such a non-GAAP financial measure, it provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure. Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed above. Investors are also encouraged to review the Company's GAAP financial statements as reported in its SEC filings.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in the press release and certain matters to be discussed on the second quarter conference call regarding WageWorks, Inc., which are not historical facts, are "forward- looking statements" within the meaning the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements may be identified by terms such as believe, expect, will, provide, should and the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements, including statements relating to continuing to provide value to our employer clients and their employees through our consumer-directed benefits solutions, our acquisition of new employer clients, our retention of existing employer clients, the expected benefits of our channel partnerships, the demand for our consumer-directed benefits solutions, the industry trends regarding consumer-directed health plans and exchange opportunities, the expected benefits of the carryover provision, the expected benefits of our investments and the potential impact on our future operating results are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those we anticipate as a result of various factors, including the continued availability of tax-advantaged consumer-directed benefits to employers and employees, our ability to successfully identify, acquire and integrate additional portfolio purchases or acquisition targets, our ability to raise awareness among employers and employees about the advantages of adopting and participating in consumer-directed benefits programs, our ability to acquire and retain new employer clients and to cross-sell our products to existing employer clients, our ability to identify and execute on channel partner and exchange opportunities, the participation of employees in our employer clients' consumer-directed benefits programs and whether the carryover provision will have any impact thereon, our ability to compete effectively with current and future competitors, our ability to provide high quality service in a cost efficient manner, our ability to successfully partner with private exchanges, and our ability to enhance our product functionality. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to "Risk Factors" in our most recent report on Form 10-Q, which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Also, forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made and we disclaim any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. You should review our SEC filings carefully and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.

About WageWorks

WageWorks (NYSE: WAGE) is a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), which empower employees to save money on taxes while also providing corporate tax advantages for employers. WageWorks is solely dedicated to administering CDBs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, COBRA, and other employee benefits. WageWorks makes it easier to understand and take advantage of Consumer-Directed Benefits for approximately 45,000 employers and over 4 million people. WageWorks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in major locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.wageworks.com.

 
WAGEWORKS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
         
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2014 2015 2014 2015
  (unaudited)
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues:      
Healthcare  $ 37,592  $ 43,814  $ 77,576  $ 91,103
Commuter  15,050  16,028  31,093  31,925
COBRA  3,701  12,313  7,739  24,883
Other  2,414  10,602  4,969  20,142
Total revenues  58,757  82,757  121,377  168,053
         
Operating expenses:      
Cost of revenues (excluding amortization of internal use software)  21,157  29,775  43,954  61,846
Technology and development  5,298  11,783  10,497  22,368
Sales and marketing  9,332  12,490  18,699  25,621
General and administrative  10,539  13,119  20,471  26,684
Amortization and change in contingent consideration  4,549  6,732  8,969  13,011
Employee termination and other charges --  2,080 --  2,080
Total operating expenses  50,875  75,979  102,590  151,610
Income from operations  7,882  6,778  18,787  16,443
Other income (expenses):    
Interest income  1  17  2  19
Interest expense  (254)  (609)  (511)  (1,184)
Other income  11  222  24  288
Income before income taxes  7,640  6,408  18,302  15,566
Income tax provision  (3,053)  (2,890)  (7,271)  (6,409)
Net income   $ 4,587  $ 3,518  $ 11,031  $ 9,157
         
Basic net income per share  $ 0.13  $ 0.10  $ 0.32  $ 0.26
Diluted net income per share  $ 0.13  $ 0.10  $ 0.30  $ 0.25
         
Shares used in basic net income per share calculations  35,117  35,761  34,975  35,659
Shares used in diluted net income per share calculations  36,340  36,596  36,323  36,634
         
         
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE
Total stock-based compensation expense included in the Consolidated Statements of Income is as follows:
         
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2014 2015 2014 2015
  (unaudited)
  (in thousands)
Cost of revenues  $ 594  $ 898  $ 826  $ 1,699
Technology and development  287  295  495  342
Sales and marketing  570  668  899  1,332
General and administrative  2,789  2,952  4,058  5,876
   $ 4,240  $ 4,813  $ 6,278  $ 9,249
 
WAGEWORKS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
     
  December 31, 2014 June 30, 2015
  (unaudited)
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 413,301  $ 496,379
Restricted cash, current portion  332  332
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $767 and $1,003 at December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively  54,453  57,004
Deferred tax assets - current  11,006  9,371
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  14,215  17,457
Total current assets  493,307  580,543
Property and equipment, net  39,137  42,296
Goodwill  157,109  157,109
Acquired intangible assets, net  94,776  90,373
Deferred tax assets  699  287
Other assets  9,687  4,473
Total assets  $ 794,715  $ 875,081
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $ 54,285  $ 64,026
Customer obligations  362,451  409,148
Short-term contingent payment  3,180  1,925
Short-term debt -- --
Other current liabilities  11,924  11,231
Total current liabilities  431,840  486,330
Long-term debt  79,219  79,072
Warrants -- --
Long-term contingent payment, net of current portion  695 --
Deferred tax liability -- --
Other non-current liabilities  3,537  4,109
Total liabilities  515,291  569,511
Stockholders' equity:    
Common stock, $0.001 par value. Authorized 1,000,000 shares; issued 35,479 shares at December 31, 2014 and 35,797 shares at June 30, 2015  36  36
Additional paid-in capital  303,568  320,557
Accumulated deficit  (24,180)  (15,023)
Total stockholders' equity  279,424  305,570
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 794,715  $ 875,081
 
WAGEWORKS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
     
  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2014 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $ 11,031 $ 9,157
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation  1,621  3,153
Amortization and change in contingent consideration  8,969  13,011
Stock-based compensation  6,278  9,249
Loss on disposal of fixed assets  14  27
Provision for doubtful accounts  (342)  246
Deferred taxes  6,288  4,443
Excess tax benefit from the exercise of stock options  (6,428)  (4,255)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable  (5,767)  (2,797)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  (723)  (2,999)
Other assets  (2,318)  2,057
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  (7,292)  8,628
Customer obligations  (967)  46,697
Other liabilities  (640)  1,344
Net cash provided by operating activities  9,724  87,961
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Purchases of property and equipment  (7,067)  (11,258)
Change in restricted cash  (1) --
Net cash used in investing activities  (7,068)  (11,258)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options  3,797  2,812
Proceeds from issuance of common stock (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)  1,363  1,378
Payment of contingent consideration  (3,308)  (2,070)
Excess tax benefit from the exercise of stock options  6,428  4,255
Net cash provided by financing activities  8,280  6,375
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  10,936  83,078
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  359,958  413,301
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 370,894 $ 496,379
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:    
Cash paid during the period for:    
Interest $ 444 $ 1,718
Taxes  82  327
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing activities:    
Accrued capital expenditures  478  408
 
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)
 
The following tables detail the reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures included in this release:
         
Operating income:        
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2014 2015 2014 2015
         
GAAP income from operations  $ 7.9  $ 6.8  $ 18.8  $ 16.4
Stock-based compensation expense  4.2  4.8  6.3  9.2
Amortization of acquired intangibles  2.3  3.8  4.4  7.6
Employee termination and other charges --  2.1 --  2.1
Contingent consideration expense  0.1 --  0.2  0.1
Non-GAAP income from operations  $ 14.5  $ 17.5  $ 29.7  $ 35.4
Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of total revenue 24.6% 21.1% 24.5% 21.1%
         
Net income:        
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2014 2015 2014 2015
         
GAAP net income   $ 4.6  $ 3.5  $ 11.0  $ 9.2
Stock-based compensation expense  4.2  4.8  6.3  9.2
Amortization of acquired intangibles  2.3  3.8  4.4  7.6
Gains from revaluation of warrants -- -- 0.0 --
Employee termination and other charges --  2.1 --  2.1
Contingent consideration expense  0.1 --  0.2  0.1
Tax effect of above adjustments *  (2.6)  (3.9)  (4.4)  (7.4)
Non-GAAP net income  $ 8.6  $ 10.3  $ 17.5  $ 20.8
         
Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing GAAP and Non- GAAP per share amounts (diluted) 36.3 36.6 36.3 36.6
         
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share  $ 0.24  $ 0.28  $ 0.48  $ 0.57
         
* Tax effect adjustment assumes a 40% tax rate        
         
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA:        
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2014 2015 2014 2015
GAAP net income  $ 4.6  $ 3.5  $ 11.0  $ 9.2
Interest income  (0.0)  (0.0)  (0.0)  (0.0)
Interest expense  0.3  0.6  0.5  1.2
Income tax provision  3.1  2.9  7.3  6.4
Depreciation  0.8  1.6  1.6  3.2
Amortization and change in contingent consideration  4.5  6.7  9.0  13.0
Stock-based compensation expense  4.2  4.8  6.3  9.2
Employee termination and other charges --  2.1 --  2.1
Adjusted EBITDA  $ 17.5  $ 22.2  $ 35.7  $ 44.3

 

CONTACT:

Investor Contact:

Staci Mortenson

ICR

203-682-8273

Staci.mortenson@icrinc.com

 

Media Contact:

Britta Meyer

WageWorks, Inc.

650-577-5208 Britta.Meyer@wageworks.com