Progress Reports 2022 Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Burlington, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES


Q4 EPS Ahead of Guidance

Definitive Agreement to Acquire MarkLogic Expected to Drive Significant Growth

BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the trusted provider of infrastructure software, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2022.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Highlights1:

  • Revenue of $157.1 million increased 12% year-over-year on an actual currency basis and 16% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.
  • Non-GAAP revenue of $159.2 million increased 11% year-over-year on an actual currency basis and 15% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.
  • Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) of $497 million increased 3.5% year-over-year on a constant currency basis.
  • Operating margin was 19% and Non-GAAP operating margin was 39%.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.54 compared to $0.33 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 64%.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.12 compared to $0.92 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 22%.

“The fourth quarter of Fiscal 2022 was the capstone of an outstanding and eventful year for Progress. Our business remained strong in a worsening global environment with steady demand across virtually all of our markets and product lines, and our teams continued to execute well and deliver results ahead of plan.” said Yogesh Gupta, CEO at Progress. “During the year, we successfully completed the integration of Kemp, held our first in-person customer and sales event in over two years, consistently beat consensus estimates and guidance, and we got 2023 off to a great start by signing a definitive agreement to acquire MarkLogic, which we expect will scale Progress to well above $700M in annualized sales. I’m extremely pleased with our fourth-quarter and Fiscal 2022 results, and I look forward to another great year ahead.”

Additional financial highlights included(1):

 Three Months Ended
 GAAP Non-GAAP1
(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change
Revenue$157,127  $140,128  12% $159,174  $143,725  11%
Income from operations$30,443  $20,358  50% $61,983  $51,627  20%
Operating margin 19%  15% 400 bps  39%  36% 300 bps
Net income$23,708  $14,926  59% $49,238  $41,292  19%
Diluted earnings per share$0.54  $0.33  64% $1.12  $0.92  22%
Cash from operations (GAAP) /Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)$40,137  $43,928  (9)% $37,462  $42,447  (12)%

Other fiscal fourth quarter 2022 metrics and recent results included:

  • Cash and cash equivalents were $251.8 million at the end of the quarter.
  • Days sales outstanding was 62 days compared to 60 days in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, and 48 days in the fiscal third quarter of 2022.
  • On January 10, 2023, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.175 per share of common stock that will be paid on March 15, 2023 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2023, and increased our share repurchase authorization by $150 million to $228 million.

“Q4 results were strong across virtually every metric and we’re very pleased to deliver such a strong close to our fiscal 2022” said Anthony Folger, CFO at Progress. “Our fiscal 2022 performance coupled with the announcement of our entry into a definitive agreement to acquire MarkLogic position us very well to deliver strong financial results in 2023 and beyond.”

Full Year Results

 Fiscal Year Ended
 GAAP Non-GAAP1
(In thousands, except percentages and per share amounts)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change
Revenue$602,013  $531,313  13% $610,618  $557,304  10%
Income from operations$132,131  $116,102  14% $242,088  $229,159  6%
Operating margin 22%  22%    40%  41% (100) bps
Net income$95,069  $78,420  21% $182,774  $172,886  6%
Diluted earnings per share$2.15  $1.76  22% $4.13  $3.87  7%
Cash from operations (GAAP) /Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)$192,160  $178,530  8% $189,418  $179,395  6%

2023 Business Outlook

Progress provides the following guidance for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2023 and the fiscal first quarter ending February 28, 2023, together with actual results for the same periods in the fiscal year ending November 30, 2022:

 FY 2023 Guidance FY 2022 Actual
(In millions, except percentages and per share amounts)FY 2023
GAAP
 FY 2023
Non-GAAP1
 FY 2022
GAAP
 FY 2022
Non-GAAP1
Revenue$671 - $681 $675 - $685 $602  $611 
Diluted earnings per share$1.38 - $1.46 $4.09 - $4.17 $2.15  $4.13 
Operating margin16% 38%  22%  40%
Cash from operations (GAAP) /
Adjusted free cash flow (Non-GAAP)
$173 - $183 $175 - $185 $192  $189 
Effective tax rate20% - 21% 20% - 21%  19%  20%


 Q1 2023 Guidance Q1 2022 Actual
(In millions, except per share amounts)Q1 2023
GAAP
 Q1 2023
Non-GAAP
 Q1 2022
GAAP
 Q1 2022
Non-GAAP
Revenue$156 - $160 $157 - $161 $145 $148
Diluted earnings per share$0.35 - $0.39 $1.04 - $1.08 $0.46 $0.97

Based on current exchange rates, the expected negative currency translation impact on Progress' fiscal year 2023 business outlook compared to 2022 exchange rates is approximately $1.2 million on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue. The expected positive currency translation impact on GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for fiscal year 2023 is approximately $0.01. The expected negative currency translation impact on Progress' fiscal Q1 2023 business outlook compared to 2022 exchange rates on GAAP and non-GAAP revenue is approximately $2.5 million. The expected currency translation impact on GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for fiscal Q1 2023 is not expected to be material from an accounting perspective. To the extent that there are changes in exchange rates versus the current environment and/or our expectations, this may have an impact on Progress' business outlook.

Conference Call

Progress will hold a conference call to review its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Participants must register for the conference call here: https://register.vevent.com/register/BIb02605ad0a6e40b4bedaeaabeb97147f. The webcast can be accessed at: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/68hjkiqj. The conference call will include comments followed by questions and answers. Attendees must register for the webcast and an archived version of the conference call and supporting materials will be available on the Progress website within the investor relations section after the live conference call.

Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

Progress furnishes certain non-GAAP supplemental information to our financial results. We use such non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our period-over-period operating performance because our management team believes that by excluding the effects of certain GAAP-related items that in their opinion do not reflect the ordinary earnings of our operations, such information helps to illustrate underlying trends in our business and provides us with a more comparable measure of our continuing business, as well as greater understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business. Management also uses such non-GAAP financial measures to establish budgets and operational goals, evaluate performance, and allocate resources. In addition, the compensation of our executives and non-executive employees is based in part on the performance of our business as evaluated by such non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures enhance investors’ overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future by: (i) providing more transparency for certain financial measures, (ii) presenting disclosure that helps investors understand how we plan and measure the performance of our business, (iii) affords a view of our operating results that may be more easily compared to our peer companies, and (iv) enables investors to consider our operating results on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis (including following the integration period of our prior and proposed acquisitions). However, this non-GAAP information is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) and should be considered in conjunction with our GAAP results as the items excluded from the non-GAAP information may have a material impact on Progress’ financial results. A reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to Progress' GAAP financial results is included in the tables at the end of this press release and is available on the Progress website at www.progress.com within the investor relations section.

In the noted fiscal periods, we adjusted for the following items from our GAAP financial results to arrive at our non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Acquisition-related revenue - We include acquisition-related revenue, which constitutes revenue reflected as pre-acquisition deferred revenue that would have been recognized prior to our adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2021-08, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers (“ASU 2021-08”) during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021. The acquisition-related revenue in our results relates to Chef Software, Inc. and Ipswitch, Inc., which we acquired on October 5, 2020 and April 30, 2019, respectively. Since GAAP accounting required the elimination of this revenue prior to the adoption of ASU 2021-08, GAAP results alone do not fully capture all of our economic activities. We believe these adjustments are useful to management and investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of the business because, although we cannot be certain that customers will renew their contracts, we have historically experienced high renewal rates on maintenance and support agreements and other customer contracts. Upon our adoption of ASU 2021-08, this adjustment is no longer applicable to subsequent acquisitions. The remaining adjustment is related to our acquisition of Chef and is expected to continue through the end of fiscal year 2023.
  • Amortization of acquired intangibles - We exclude amortization of acquired intangibles because we believe that those expenses are unrelated to our core operating performance and the intangible assets acquired vary significantly based on the timing and magnitude of our acquisition transactions and the maturities of the businesses acquired.
  • Stock-based compensation - We exclude stock-based compensation to be consistent with the way management and, in our view, the overall financial community evaluates our performance and the methods used by analysts to calculate consensus estimates. The expense related to stock-based awards is generally not controllable in the short-term and can vary significantly based on the timing, size and nature of awards granted. As such, we do not include these charges in operating plans.
  • Restructuring expenses - In all periods presented, we exclude restructuring expenses incurred because, in management's view, those expenses distort trends and are not part of our core operating results.
  • Acquisition-related expenses - We exclude acquisition-related expenses in order to provide a more meaningful comparison of the financial results to our historical operations and forward-looking guidance and the financial results of less acquisitive peer companies. We consider these types of costs and adjustments, to a great extent, to be unpredictable and dependent on a significant number of factors that are outside of our control. Furthermore, we do not consider these acquisition-related costs and adjustments to be related to the organic continuing operations of the acquired businesses and are generally not relevant to assessing or estimating the long-term performance of the acquired assets. In addition, the size, complexity and/or volume of past acquisitions, which often drives the magnitude of acquisition-related costs, may not be indicative of the size, complexity and/or volume of future acquisitions.
  • Amortization of the discount on our convertible senior notes - In April 2021, in a private offering, we issued 1.0% Convertible Senior Notes with an aggregate principal amount of $360 million, including the over-allotment, due April 15, 2026, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted (the “Notes”). We exclude the portion of amortization of debt discount that relates to the equity component of the Notes as they are non-cash and have no direct correlation to the operations of our business. Upon adoption of ASU 2020-06 on December 1, 2021, the Company reversed the separation of the debt and equity components and accounted for the Notes wholly as debt.
  • Cyber incident - We exclude certain expenses resulting from the detection of irregular activity on certain portions of our corporate network, as more thoroughly described in the Form 8-K that we filed on December 19, 2022. Expenses include costs to investigate and remediate the cyber incident, as well as legal and other professional services related thereto. We expect to incur legal and other professional services expenses associated with this incident in future periods. The cyber incident is expected to result in operating expenses that would not have otherwise been incurred in the normal course of business operations. We believe that excluding these costs facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of our operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.
  • Gain on sale of assets held for sale - We exclude the gain associated with the sale of our Bedford, Massachusetts headquarters during fiscal year 2022. We don’t believe such gains are part of our core operating results because they are inconsistent in amount and frequency and therefore may distort operating trends.
  • Income tax adjustment - We adjust our income tax provision by excluding the tax impact of the non-GAAP adjustments discussed above.
  • Constant Currency - Revenue from our international operations has historically represented a substantial portion of our total revenue. As a result, our revenue results have been impacted, and we expect will continue to be impacted, by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. As exchange rates are an important factor in understanding period-to-period comparisons, we present revenue growth rates on a constant currency basis, which helps improve the understanding of our revenue results and our performance in comparison to prior periods. The constant currency information presented is calculated by translating current period results using prior period weighted average foreign currency exchange rates. These results should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, results reported in accordance with GAAP.
  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) - We provide an ARR performance metric to help investors better understand and assess the performance of our business because our mix of revenue generated from recurring sources has increased in recent years. ARR represents the annualized contract value for all active and contractually binding term-based contracts at the end of a reporting period. ARR includes maintenance, software upgrade rights, public cloud and on-premises subscription-based transactions and managed services. ARR does not have any standardized meaning and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. ARR should be viewed independently of revenue and deferred revenue and is not intended to be combined with, or to replace, either of those items. ARR is not a forecast and the active contracts at the end of a reporting period used in calculating ARR may or may not be extended or renewed by our customers.

We also provide guidance on adjusted free cash flow, which is equal to cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment, plus restructuring payments.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Progress has identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like “believe,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “anticipate” and “continue,” the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Progress' business outlook, Total Growth Strategy, and financial guidance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: (i) economic, geopolitical and market conditions can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price; (ii) our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses; (iii) we may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, or a decline in our renewal rates for contracts; (iv) if the security measures for our software, services, other offerings or our internal information technology infrastructure are compromised or subject to a successful cyber-attack, or if our software offerings contain significant coding or configuration errors, we may experience reputational harm, legal claims and financial exposure; (v) the timing of, or our ability to close, the proposed MarkLogic acquisition or the results expected therefrom; and (vi) risks related to the potential disruption of management’s attention due to the pending acquisition of MarkLogic. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Progress' business, please refer to Progress' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended February 28, 2022, and August 31, 2022. Progress undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

About Progress

Dedicated to propelling business forward in a technology-driven world, Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) helps businesses drive faster cycles of innovation, fuel momentum and accelerate their path to success. As the trusted provider of the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, Progress enables customers to develop the applications and experiences they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. Hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers, depend on Progress to achieve their goals—with confidence. Learn more at www.progress.com.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 % Change
Revenue:           
Software licenses$53,154  $41,236  29% $188,336  $156,590  20%
Maintenance and services 103,973   98,892  5%  413,677   374,723  10%
Total revenue 157,127   140,128  12%  602,013   531,313  13%
Costs of revenue:           
Cost of software licenses 2,574   1,508  71%  10,243   5,271  94%
Cost of maintenance and services 15,470   15,355  1%  62,177   58,242  7%
Amortization of acquired intangibles 5,487   4,217  30%  22,076   14,936  48%
Total costs of revenue 23,531   21,080  12%  94,496   78,449  20%
Gross profit 133,596   119,048  12%  507,517   452,864  12%
Operating expenses:           
Sales and marketing 39,992   37,422  7%  140,760   125,890  12%
Product development 28,602   26,759  7%  114,568   103,338  11%
General and administrative 21,537   18,793  15%  77,876   65,128  20%
Amortization of acquired intangibles 11,538   9,160  26%  46,868   31,996  46%
Restructuring expenses 95   5,175  (98)%  879   6,308  (86)%
Acquisition-related expenses 787   1,381  (43)%  4,603   4,102  12%
Cyber incident 602     *  602     *
Gain on sale of assets held for sale      *  (10,770)    *
Total operating expenses 103,153   98,690  5%  375,386   336,762  11%
Income from operations 30,443   20,358  50%  132,131   116,102  14%
Other expense, net (3,667)  (6,159) 40%  (14,876)  (20,568) 28%
Income before income taxes 26,776   14,199  89%  117,255   95,534  23%
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 3,068   (727) (522)%  22,186   17,114  30%
Net income$23,708  $14,926  59% $95,069  $78,420  21%
            
Earnings per share:           
Basic$0.55  $0.34  62% $2.19  $1.79  22%
Diluted$0.54  $0.33  64% $2.15  $1.76  22%
Weighted average shares outstanding:           
Basic 43,134   43,974  (2)%  43,475   43,916  (1)%
Diluted 44,091   44,853  (2)%  44,247   44,620  (1)%
            
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.175  $0.175  % $0.700  $0.700  %

*not meaningful

Stock-based compensation is included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations, as follows:      
            
Cost of revenue$559 $327 71% $1,969 $1,561 26%
Sales and marketing 1,461  1,376 6%  4,884  6,055 (19)%
Product development 2,778  1,925 44%  10,326  8,104 27%
General and administrative 6,186  4,111 50%  19,915  14,004 42%
Total$10,984 $7,739 42% $37,094 $29,724 25%

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)

(In thousands)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments$251,762 $157,373
Accounts receivable, net 97,834  99,815
Unbilled receivables and contract assets, net 29,158  25,816
Other current assets 42,783  39,549
Assets held for sale   15,255
Total current assets 421,537  337,808
Property and equipment, net 14,927  14,345
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 888,392  958,337
Right-of-use lease assets 17,574  25,253
Long-term unbilled receivables and contract assets, net 39,936  17,464
Other assets 24,597  10,330
Total assets$1,406,963 $1,363,537
Liabilities and shareholders' equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable and other current liabilities$76,629 $84,215
Current portion of long-term debt, net 6,234  25,767
Short-term operating lease liabilities 7,471  7,926
Short-term deferred revenue, net 227,670  205,021
Total current liabilities 318,004  322,929
Long-term debt, net 259,220  239,992
Long-term operating lease liabilities 15,041  23,130
Long-term deferred revenue, net 54,770  47,359
Convertible senior notes, net 352,625  294,535
Other long-term liabilities 13,315  23,103
Shareholders' equity:   
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 332,083  354,676
Retained earnings 61,905  57,813
Total shareholders' equity 393,988  412,489
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,406,963 $1,363,537

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)  

 Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended
(In thousands)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities:       
Net income$23,708  $14,926  $95,069  $78,420 
Depreciation and amortization 19,022   18,105   76,844   61,179 
Gain on sale of assets held for sale       (10,770)   
Stock-based compensation 10,984   7,739   37,094   29,724 
Other non-cash adjustments (5,390)  5,631   953   9,763 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (8,187)  (2,473)  (7,030)  (556)
Net cash flows from operating activities 40,137   43,928   192,160   178,530 
Capital expenditures (3,004)  (1,913)  (6,090)  (4,654)
Issuances of common stock, net of repurchases 4,264   5,786   (60,876)  (19,967)
Dividend payments to shareholders (7,712)  (8,189)  (31,063)  (31,561)
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired    (253,961)     (253,961)
Proceeds from the issuance of debt, net of payment of issuance costs (304)     5,213    
Payments of principal on long-term debt (1,719)  (5,644)  (6,873)  (117,313)
Proceeds from issuance of Notes, net of issuance costs          349,196 
Purchase of capped calls          (43,056)
Other (4,764)  (6,311)  1,918   (5,836)
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 26,898   (226,304)  94,389   51,378 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, beginning of period 224,864   383,677   157,373   105,995 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, end of period$251,762  $157,373  $251,762  $157,373 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES - FOURTH QUARTER1
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended % Change
(In thousands, except per share data)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:         
GAAP revenue$157,127    $140,128     
Acquisition-related revenue 2,047     3,597     
Non-GAAP revenue$159,174  100% $143,725  100% 11%
          
Adjusted income from operations:         
GAAP income from operations$30,443  19% $20,358  15%  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 17,025  11%  13,377  9%  
Stock-based compensation 10,984  7%  7,739  5%  
Restructuring expenses 95  %  5,175  4%  
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 2,834  2%  4,978  3%  
Cyber incident 602  %    %  
Non-GAAP income from operations$61,983  39% $51,627  36% 20%
          
Adjusted net income:         
GAAP net income$23,708  15% $14,926  11%  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 17,025  11%  13,377  9%  
Stock-based compensation 10,984  7%  7,739  5%  
Restructuring expenses 95  %  5,175  4%  
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 2,834  2%  4,978  3%  
Amortization of discount on Notes   %  2,861  2%  
Cyber incident 602  %    %  
Provision for income taxes (6,010) (4)%  (7,764) (5)%  
Non-GAAP net income$49,238  31% $41,292  29% 19%
          
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:         
GAAP diluted earnings per share$0.54    $0.33     
Amortization of acquired intangibles 0.39     0.30     
Stock-based compensation 0.26     0.17     
Restructuring expenses      0.12     
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 0.06     0.11     
Amortization for discount on Notes      0.06     
Cyber incident 0.01          
Provision for income taxes (0.14)    (0.17)    
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$1.12    $0.92    22%
          
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding - diluted 44,091     44,853    (2)%
          

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES - FISCAL YEAR1
(Unaudited)

 Fiscal Year Ended % Change
(In thousands, except per share data)November 30, 2022 November 30, 2021 Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:         
GAAP revenue$602,013    $531,313     
Acquisition-related revenue 8,605     25,991     
Non-GAAP revenue$610,618  100% $557,304  100% 10%
          
Adjusted income from operations:         
GAAP income from operations$132,131  22% $116,102  22%  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 68,944  11%  46,932  8%  
Stock-based compensation 37,094  7%  29,724  5%  
Restructuring expenses 879  %  6,308  1%  
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 13,208  2%  30,093  5%  
Cyber incident 602  %    %  
Gain on sale of assets held for sale (10,770) (2)%    %  
Non-GAAP income from operations$242,088  40% $229,159  41% 6%
          
Adjusted net income:         
GAAP net income$95,069  16% $78,420  15%  
Amortization of acquired intangibles 68,944  11%  46,932  8%  
Stock-based compensation 37,094  7%  29,724  6%  
Restructuring expenses 879  %  6,308  1%  
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 13,208  2%  30,093  5%  
Gain on sale of assets held for sale (10,770) (2)%    %  
Amortization of discount on Notes   %  7,209  1%  
Cyber incident 602  %    %  
Provision for income taxes (22,252) (4)%  (25,800) (5)%  
Non-GAAP net income$182,774  30% $172,886  31% 6%
          
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:         
GAAP diluted earnings per share$2.15    $1.76     
Amortization of acquired intangibles 1.56     1.05     
Stock-based compensation 0.83     0.67     
Restructuring expenses 0.02     0.14     
Acquisition-related revenue and expenses 0.30     0.67     
Gain on sale of assets held for sale (0.24)         
Amortization of discount on Notes      0.16     
Cyber incident 0.01          
Provision for income taxes (0.50)    (0.58)    
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$4.13    $3.87    7%
          
Non-GAAP weighted avg shares outstanding - diluted 44,247     44,620    (1)%
          

OTHER NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
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Quarter to Date Adjusted Free Cash Flow     
      
(In thousands)Q4 2022 Q4 2021 % Change
Cash flows from operations$40,137  $43,928  (9)%
Purchases of property and equipment (3,004)  (1,913) 57%
Free cash flow 37,133   42,015  (12)%
Add back: restructuring payments 329   432  (24)%
Adjusted free cash flow$37,462  $42,447  (12)%


Year to Date Adjusted Free Cash Flow     
      
(In thousands)FY 2022 FY 2021 % Change
Cash flows from operations$192,160  $178,530  8%
Purchases of property and equipment (6,090)  (4,654) 31%
Free cash flow 186,070   173,876  7%
Add back: restructuring payments 3,348   5,519  (39)%
Adjusted free cash flow$189,418  $179,395  6%

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023 GUIDANCE1
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Fiscal Year 2023 Revenue Guidance
 Fiscal Year Ended Fiscal Year Ending
 November 30, 2022 November 30, 2023
(In millions)  Low % Change High % Change
GAAP revenue$602.0 $671.3 12% $681.3 13%
Acquisition-related adjustments - revenue 8.6  3.7 (57)%  3.7 (57)%
Non-GAAP revenue$610.6 $675.0 11% $685.0 12%


Fiscal Year 2023 Non-GAAP Operating Margin Guidance
 Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2023
(In millions)Low High
GAAP income from operations$106.4  $110.9 
GAAP operating margin 16%  16%
Acquisition-related revenue 3.7   3.7 
Restructuring expense 6.6   6.6 
Stock-based compensation 38.9   38.9 
Acquisition-related expenses 4.5   4.5 
Amortization of intangibles 96.7   96.7 
Cyber incident 1.3   1.3 
Total adjustments 151.7   151.7 
Non-GAAP income from operations$258.1  $262.6 
Non-GAAP operating margin 38%  38%


Fiscal Year 2023 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share and Effective Tax Rate Guidance
 Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2023
(In millions, except per share data)Low High
GAAP net income$61.1  $64.6 
Adjustments (from previous table) 151.7   151.7 
Income tax adjustment(2) (31.1)  (31.1)
Non-GAAP net income$181.7  $185.2 
    
GAAP diluted earnings per share$1.38  $1.46 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$4.09  $4.17 
    
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 44.4   44.4 
    


     
     
2 Tax adjustment is based on a non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 20% for Low and 21% for High, calculated as follows:
Non-GAAP income from operations $258.1  $262.6 
Other (expense) income  (29.6)  (29.6)
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations before income taxes  228.5   233.0 
Non-GAAP net income  181.7   185.2 
Tax provision $46.8  $47.8 
Non-GAAP tax rate  20%  21%

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023 GUIDANCE1
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Fiscal Year 2023 Adjusted Free Cash Flow Guidance
 Fiscal Year Ending November 30, 2023
(In millions)Low High
Cash flows from operations (GAAP)$173  $183 
Purchases of property and equipment (5)  (5)
Add back: restructuring payments 7   7 
Adjusted free cash flow (non-GAAP)$175  $185 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES FOR Q1 2023 GUIDANCE1
(Unaudited)

Q1 2023 Revenue Guidance
 Three Months Ended Three Months Ending
 February 28, 2022 February 28, 2023
(In millions)  Low % Change High % Change
GAAP revenue$144.9 $155.6 7% $159.6 10%
Acquisition-related adjustments - revenue 2.6  1.4 (46)%  1.4 (46)%
Non-GAAP revenue$147.5 $157.0 6% $161.0 9%


Q1 2023 Non-GAAP Earnings per Share Guidance
 Three Months Ending February 28, 2023
 Low High
GAAP diluted earnings per share$0.35  $0.39 
Acquisition-related revenue 0.03   0.03 
Acquisition-related expense 0.05   0.05 
Stock-based compensation 0.22   0.22 
Amortization of intangibles 0.44   0.44 
Restructuring expense 0.10   0.10 
Cyber incident 0.03   0.03 
Total adjustments 0.87   0.87 
Income tax adjustment (0.18)  (0.18)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$1.04  $1.08 

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See Important Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information and a reconciliation of Non-GAAP adjustments to Progress' GAAP financial results at the end of this press release.