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WageWorks Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

(May 05, 2016)

  • Total revenue in the first quarter of $87.0 million
  • First quarter 2016 GAAP net income of $5.8 million or $0.16 per diluted share, Non-GAAP net income of $11.9 million or $0.33 per diluted share  
  • First quarter 2016 non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $25.1 million, a 14 percent increase year-over-year

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 05, 2016 (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 first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

“2016 is off to a great start. We see encouraging results in our commuter business and demand across all of our healthcare offerings remains strong, especially as it relates to Health Savings Accounts. Our selling season is progressing very well, highlighted by an exciting new relationship with the Federal government. Our channel partnership and exchange business is growing, and we are successfully fostering existing relationships and continuously developing new opportunities.  As we move through 2016, we are well positioned to execute on our multiple avenues for growth and drive leverage in the business,” said Joe Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of WageWorks.

For the first quarter, WageWorks reported total revenue of $87.0 million, compared to $85.3 million for the first quarter of 2015. Healthcare revenue was $50.4 million, compared to $47.3 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 7 percent. Commuter revenue was $17.4 million, compared to $15.9 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 9 percent. COBRA revenue was $15.4 million, compared to $12.6 million for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 22 percent. Other revenue was $3.9 million, compared to $9.5 million for the first quarter of 2015.

GAAP operating income was $9.9 million for the first quarter of 2016, an increase compared to GAAP operating income of $9.7 million for the first quarter of 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, first quarter of 2016 operating income was $20.2 million, an increase compared to non-GAAP operating income of $18.0 million for the first quarter of 2015.

GAAP net income was $5.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016, compared to GAAP net income of $5.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015.      

On a non-GAAP net income basis, first quarter of 2016 net income was $11.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, an increase compared to non-GAAP net income of $10.5 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2015 and 2016 excludes expenses related to stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, contingent consideration expense and the related tax impact of these items.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $25.1 million for the first quarter of 2016, a 14 percent increase compared to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $22.0 million for the first quarter of 2015.

The reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measures for the first quarter 2016 and 2015 is detailed in the tables provided in this press release.

As of March 31, 2016, WageWorks had cash and cash equivalents totaling $562.4 million. This compares to cash and cash equivalents totaling $500.9 million as of December 31, 2015.

The Company's Conference Call Information
WageWorks will host a conference call today, May 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the Company’s first quarter ended March 31, 2016 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, and enter pass code 75756730.  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 pass code 75756730.

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 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 first quarter conference call regarding WageWorks, Inc., which are not historical facts, are “forward- looking statements” under federal securities laws. 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, portfolio purchases and exchange opportunities, the demand for our consumer-directed benefits solutions, market trends for industries in which we compete, 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 sales opportunities, the participation of employees in our employer clients’ consumer-directed benefits programs, our ability to effectively compete, and our ability to provide high quality service in a cost efficient manner. 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 and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), 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 58,000 employers and approximately 4.5 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 March 31,    
    2015       2016      
  (unaudited)    
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)    
Revenues:          
  Healthcare     $47,289         $50,370      
  Commuter     15,897         17,376      
  COBRA     12,570         15,406      
  Other     9,540         3,850      
  Total revenues     85,296         87,002      

 

Operating expenses:

         
  Cost of revenues (excluding amortization of internal use software)     32,071         31,260      
  Technology and development     10,585         9,831      
  Sales and marketing     13,131         13,920      
  General and administrative     13,565         14,615      
  Amortization and change in contingent consideration     6,279         7,445      
  Total operating expenses     75,631         77,071      

 

Income from operations

 

 

  9,665

     

 

  9,931

     
Other income (expenses):          
  Interest income        2           86      
  Interest expense     (575)         (405)      
  Other income (expense)       66          (4)      
Income before income taxes     9,158         9,608      
Income tax provision     (3,519 )      (3,812)      
Net income      $5,639         $5,796      
           
Basic net income per share    $ 0.16         $0.16      
Diluted net income per share     $0.15         $0.16      
           
Shares used in basic net income per share calculations     35,555         35,916      
Shares used in diluted net income per share calculations     36,668         36,529      
           
           
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE  
Total stock-based compensation expense included in the Consolidated Statements of Income is as follows:  
           
Three Months Ended March 31,    
    2015       2016      
  (unaudited)  
  (in thousands)  
Cost of revenues     $801         $1,150      
Technology and development       48            485      
Sales and marketing      664            707      
General and administrative     2,923          3,649      
      $4,436         $5,991      
           
           

 

WAGEWORKS, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
         
 

December 31,

2015

 

March 31,

2016

 
  (unaudited)  
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)  
ASSETS  
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents     $500,918         $562,441    
  Restricted cash, current portion         332             332    
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,071 and $1,681 at December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2016, respectively       72,271           89,583    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       13,254           14,550    
  Total current assets     586,775         666,906    
Property and equipment, net       47,955           47,265    
Goodwill      157,109         157,109    
Acquired intangible assets, net       82,616          91,283    
Deferred tax assets        9,837           9,837    
Other assets        4,447           4,342    
  Total assets     $888,739         $976,742    
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses     $60,541         $72,134    
  Customer obligations     400,821         474,614    
  Short-term contingent payment        739             —    
  Other current liabilities       2,893            816    
  Total current liabilities     464,994         547,564    
Long-term debt       78,996           79,030    
Other non-current liabilities        7,780            7,294    
  Total liabilities     551,770         633,888    
Stockholders' equity:        
Common stock, $0.001 par value (authorized 1,000,000 shares; 36,055 shares issued and 35,936 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015
and 36,547 shares issued and 36,202 shares outstanding at March 31, 2016)
        36             36    
  Additional paid-in capital     343,166         352,626    
  Treasury stock at cost (119 shares at December 31, 2015 and 345 shares at March 31, 2016)     (5,003)         (14,374)    
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     (1,230)         4,566    
  Total stockholders' equity     336,969         342,854    
  Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity    $888,739        $976,742    
         
         

 

WAGEWORKS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
               
        Three Months Ended March 31,   
          2015       2016    
      (unaudited)  
      (in thousands)  
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net income         $5,639        $5,796    
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:              
 Depreciation         1,554         1,778    
 Amortization and change in contingent consideration         6,279         7,348    
 Stock-based compensation         4,436         5,991    
 Loss on disposal of fixed assets            4           20    
 Provision for doubtful accounts           44           801    
 Deferred taxes         (285)            —    
 Excess tax benefit related to stock-based compensation        (3,519)        (3,812)    
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:            
 Accounts receivable       (8,188)       (18,113)    
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets       (2,791)        (1,296)    
 Other assets         200          105    
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses       (5,835)         (205)    
 Customer obligations       37,274       73,793    
 Other liabilities        3,218        1,283    
 Net cash provided by operating activities       38,030       73,489    

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

           
Purchases of property and equipment       (5,972)       (3,333)    
Cash paid for acquisition of intangible assets        —        (7,629)    
 Net cash used in investing activities       (5,972)       (10,962)    

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

           
Proceeds from exercise of common stock         2,366        4,697    
Proceeds from issuance of common stock (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)          598         511    
Payment of contingent consideration               (653)    
Payment for treasury stock acquired              (9,371)    
Excess tax benefit related to stock-based compensation         3,519         3,812    
 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities         6,483        (1,004)    
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents        38,541        61,523    
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period       413,301       500,918    
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period       $451,842       $562,441    
               
               

 

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 March 31,  
    2015       2016    
         
GAAP income from operations    $9.7        $9.9    
Stock-based compensation expense     4.4         6.0    
Amortization of acquired intangibles     3.8         4.3    
Contingent consideration expense     0.1        —    
Non-GAAP income from operations   $18.0       $20.2    
Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of total revenue   21.1%       23.2%    
         
Net income:        
  Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2015       2016    
         
GAAP net income     $5.6        $5.8    
Stock-based compensation expense     4.4         6.0    
Amortization of acquired intangibles     3.8         4.3    
Contingent consideration expense     0.1          
Tax effect of above adjustments *     (3.4 )       (4.2 )  
Non-GAAP net income   $10.5       $11.9    
         
Weighted-average shares outstanding used in computing GAAP and
Non- GAAP per share amounts (diluted)
  36.7       36.5    
         
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share    $0.29        $0.33    
         
*  Tax effect adjustment assumes a 40% tax rate        
         
Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA:        
  Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2015       2016    
GAAP net income    $5.6        $5.8    
Interest income    (0.0)        (0.1)    
Interest expense     0.6         0.4    
Income tax provision     3.5         3.8    
Depreciation     1.6         1.8    
Amortization and change in contingent consideration     6.3         7.4    
Stock-based compensation expense     4.4         6.0    
Adjusted EBITDA   $22.0       $25.1    
         

 

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