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TTEC Announces Record First Quarter 2021 Financial Results


DENVER, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TTEC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), one of the largest, global CX (customer experience) technology and services innovators for end-to-end digital CX solutions, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“Our broad-based financial momentum is accelerating and for the fourth consecutive quarter we have delivered record financial results,” commented Ken Tuchman, chairman and chief executive officer of TTEC. “Across the industries and geographies that we serve, improving the customer experience has never been more urgent. The experience economy has created an explosion of interaction volumes across a myriad of channels. The result is a dizzying array of challenges for companies and government entities alike. Their brand equity and their financial success are now reliant upon their ability to rapidly modernize their technology, operations and processes to deliver a frictionless, personalized experience. Given our sustained momentum and strong bookings, pipeline, and revenue backlog, it is evident that more of the world’s most iconic and fastest-growing brands are embracing the differentiated TTEC value proposition.”

FIRST QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS                      

Revenue        

  • First quarter 2021 GAAP revenue increased 24.8 percent to $539.2 million compared to $432.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Foreign exchange had a $7.1 million positive impact on revenue in the first quarter 2021.

Income from Operations

  • First quarter 2021 GAAP income from operations was $73.4 million, or 13.6 percent of revenue, compared to $40.7 million, or 9.4 percent of revenue in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations, excluding restructuring and impairment charges, equity-based compensation expenses, amortization of purchased intangibles, and other items, was $79.9 million or 14.8 percent of revenue versus 11.3 percent for the prior year period.
  • Foreign exchange had a $1.0 million positive impact on income from operations in the first quarter 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA        

  • First quarter 2021 Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was $95.9 million, or 17.8 percent of revenue, compared to $63.6 million, or 14.7 percent of revenue in the prior year period.

Earnings Per Share

  • First quarter 2021 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share was $1.06 compared to $0.46 for the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share was $1.26 compared to $0.74 in the prior year period.

Bookings

  • During the first quarter 2021, TTEC signed an estimated $170 million in annualized contract value compared to $87 million in the prior year period. First quarter bookings mix was diversified across segments, verticals, and geographies.

STRONG CASH FLOW AND BALANCE SHEET FUND INVESTMENTS AND DIVIDENDS

  • Cash flow from operations in the first quarter 2021 was $69.8 million compared to $62.2 million for the first quarter 2020.
  • Capital expenditures in the first quarter 2021 were $11.6 million compared to $16.8 million for the first quarter 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, TTEC had cash and cash equivalents of $144.2 million and debt of $348.7 million, resulting in a net debt position of $204.5 million. This compares to a net debt position of $195.2 million for the same period 2020.
  • As of March 31, 2021, TTEC had approximately $855 million of additional borrowing capacity available under its credit facility compared to $195 million for the same period 2020.  The increased capacity is primarily due to an amendment to the credit facility on March 25, 2021 to increase the total commitments by $300 million to $1.2 billion and a reduction in year-over-year borrowings from excess cash on hand that was previously maintained in response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to cash flow from operations, the credit facility provides TTEC with sufficient financial capacity and flexibility to support working capital as well as growth-oriented investments, strategic acquisitions, and discretionary capital distributions. In April 2021, the company borrowed approximately $500 million under the credit facility to provide funding for the acquisition of Avtex Solutions Holdings, LLC.
  • Paid a $0.43 per share, or $20.1 million, semi-annual dividend on April 21, 2021, an approximate 7.5 percent increase over the semi-annual dividend paid in October 2020 and a 26.5 percent increase over the April 2020 dividend.

SEGMENT REPORTING & COMMENTARY

TTEC reports financial results for the following two business segments: TTEC Digital (Digital) and TTEC Engage (Engage). Financial highlights for the two segments are provided below.

TTEC Digital – Design, build and operate tech-enabled, insight-driven CX solutions

  • First quarter 2021 GAAP revenue for TTEC Digital decreased 18.0 percent to $63.6 million from $77.6 million for the year ago period. Income from operations was $4.2 million or 6.6 percent of revenue compared to operating income of $10.3 million or 13.2 percent of revenue for the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $6.7 million, or 10.5 percent of revenue compared to operating income of $12.6 million or 16.2 percent of revenue in the prior year period.
  • Foreign exchange had a $0.6 million positive impact on revenue and negligible impact on income from operations.

TTEC Engage – Digitally-enabled customer care, acquisition, and fraud prevention services

  • First quarter 2021 GAAP revenue for TTEC Engage increased 34.1 percent to $475.6 million from $354.7 million for the year ago period. Income from operations was $69.2 million or 14.6 percent of revenue compared to operating income of $30.5 million or 8.6 percent of revenue for the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP income from operations was $73.2 million, or 15.4 percent of revenue compared to operating income of $36.2 million or 10.2 percent of revenue in the prior year period.
  • Foreign exchange had a $6.5 million positive impact on revenue and $1.0 million positive impact on income from operations.

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

“2021 is off to a strong start with record first quarter top and bottom-line financial results exceeding our plan,” commented Regina Paolillo, chief financial and administrative officer. We are well positioned for strong profitable growth in 2021 supported by elevated levels of bookings, pipeline and revenue backlog and further evidenced by the increase in our full-year outlook. Our go-to-market platform is accelerating the adoption of our differentiated CX solutions and we continue to augment our organic growth with meaningful accretive strategic acquisitions.”

Paolillo continued, “Undeniably, the strategic investments that we have made over the years and the level of execution we are experiencing has transformed our company, increased our value proposition in the marketplace, and changed the financial profile and trajectory of the business. We have a high degree of confidence in our enhanced 2021 outlook, including the revenue and profitability split between first and second half of the year.”

Our raised full-year 2021 outlook, including Avtex, is as follows:

Revenue between $2.191 and $2.221 billion, an increase of 12.4 and 14.0 percent over the prior year.

Non-GAAP Operating Income margins between 12.0 and 12.4 percent.

  • Margin of approximately 14.1 percent for TTEC Digital and 11.8 percent for TTEC Engage

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA margins between 15.0 and 15.3 percent.

  • Margin of approximately 17.3 percent for TTEC Digital and 14.7 percent for TTEC Engage

Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share between $4.14 and $4.32.

Capital expenditures are estimated to between 3.1 and 3.3 percent of revenue, of which approximately 60 percent is growth oriented.  

Effective tax rate for the full year is estimated between 22 and 24 percent.

Diluted share count for the full year is estimated between 47.2 and 47.6 million.

We estimate the first half – second half 2021 mix as follows:

  • Revenue: 49 percent first half, 51 percent second half
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: 52 percent first half, 48 percent second half
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA: 52 percent first half, 48 percent second half
  • Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share: 53 percent first half, 47 percent second half

We estimate the Digital – Engage 2021 mix as follows:

  • Revenue: 18 percent Digital, 82 percent Engage, of which 42 percent of Digital and 50 percent of Engage in the first half, respectively.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: 20 percent Digital, 80 percent Engage, of which 33 percent of Digital and 57 percent of Engage in the first half, respectively.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: 20 percent Digital, 80 percent Engage, of which 36 percent of Digital and 56 percent of Engage in the first half, respectively.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release contains a discussion of certain Non-GAAP financial measures that the Company includes to allow investors and analysts to measure, analyze and compare its financial condition and results of operations in a meaningful and consistent manner. A reconciliation of these Non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the tables accompanying this press release.

  • GAAP metrics are presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Non-GAAP – As reflected in the attached reconciliation table, the definition of Non-GAAP may exclude from operating income, EBITDA, net income and earnings per share restructuring and impairment charges, equity-based compensation expenses, amortization of purchased intangibles, among other items.

ABOUT TTEC 

TTEC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) is one of the largest, global CX (customer experience) technology and services innovators for end-to-end, digital CX solutions. The Company delivers leading CX technology and operational CX orchestration at scale through its proprietary cloud-based CXaaS (Customer Experience as a Service) platform.  Serving iconic and disruptive brands, TTEC’s outcome-based solutions span the entire enterprise, touch every virtual interaction channel, and improve each step of the customer journey. Leveraging next gen digital and cognitive technology, the Company’s Digital business designs, builds, and operates omnichannel contact center technology, conversational messaging, CRM, automation (AI / ML and RPA), and analytics solutions.  The Company’s Engage business delivers digital customer engagement, customer acquisition & growth, content moderation, fraud prevention, and data annotation solutions. Founded in 1982, the Company’s singular obsession with CX excellence has earned it leading client NPS scores across the globe. The company’s nearly 58,500 employees operate on six continents and bring technology and humanity together to deliver happy customers and differentiated business results. To learn more visit us at https://www.ttec.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This earnings release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of TTEC Holdings, Inc.’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. We caution you not to rely unduly on any forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and you should review and consider carefully the risks, uncertainties and other factors that affect our business and may cause such differences as outlined in Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and any subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and is available on TTEC’s website www.ttec.com, and on the SEC’s public website at www.sec.gov. Specifically, important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward looking statements include, among others, are risks related to our business operations and strategy, including our strategy execution in a competitive market; our ability to innovate and introduce technologies that are sufficiently disruptive to allow us to maintain and grow our market share; our dependance on 3rd parties for our cloud solutions; the impact of COVID-19 on our business and our clients’ business; risks inherent in our rapid transition to a work from home environment; our ability to attract and retain qualified and skilled personnel at a price point that we can afford and our clients are willing to pay; our M&A activity, including our ability to identify, acquire and properly integrate acquired businesses in accordance with our strategy; the risks related to our technology, including cybersecurity, the reliability of our information technology infrastructure and our ability to consistently deliver uninterrupted service to our clients; the risk related to our international operations; the risks related to legal impacts on our operations, in particular rapidly changing laws that regulate our and our clients’ business, such as data privacy and data protection laws and healthcare, financial and public sector specific regulations, our ability to comply with these laws timely, and cost of wage and hour litigation in the United States; and risks inherent in our equity structure including our controlling shareholder risk, and Delaware choice of dispute resolution risks. TTEC Holdings, Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.







TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)
















Three months ended




 March 31, 




2021


2020







Revenue


$ 539,219


$ 432,213







Operating Expenses:






Cost of services


388,660


321,557


Selling, general and administrative


52,757


49,834


Depreciation and amortization


20,459


18,872


Restructuring and integration charges, net

402


538


Impairment losses


3,517


696

         Total operating expenses


465,795


391,497







Income From Operations


73,424


40,716








Other income (expense), net


(2,421)


(5,832)







Income Before Income Taxes


71,003


34,884








Provision for income taxes


(15,979)


(10,199)







Net Income


55,024


24,685








Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(4,606)


(3,151)







Net Income Attributable to TTEC Stockholders

$   50,418


$   21,534













Net Income Per Share












Basic


$       1.18


$       0.53








Diluted


$       1.16


$       0.53







Net Income Per Share Attributable to TTEC Stockholders











Basic


$       1.08


$       0.46








Diluted


$       1.06


$       0.46













Income From Operations Margin


13.6%


9.4%

Net Income Margin


10.2%


5.7%

Net Income Attributable to TTEC Stockholders Margin

9.4%


5.0%

Effective Tax Rate


22.5%


29.2%













Weighted Average Shares Outstanding




  Basic


46,743


46,498

  Diluted


47,355


46,813

TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(unaudited)













Three months ended



 March 31, 



2021


2020






Revenue:





TTEC Digital


$       63,587


$       77,556

TTEC Engage


475,632


354,657

Total


$     539,219


$     432,213






Income From Operations:





TTEC Digital


$        4,202


$       10,258

TTEC Engage


69,222


30,458

Total


$       73,424


$       40,716

TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(unaudited)








 March 31, 


 December 31, 



2021


2020











ASSETS





Current assets:





   Cash and cash equivalents


$        144,213


$       132,914

   Accounts receivable, net


350,307


378,397

   Other current assets


169,338


145,491

      Total current assets


663,858


656,802






Property and equipment, net


168,697


178,706

Other assets


663,098


680,900






Total assets


$      1,495,653


$    1,516,408






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY





Total current liabilities


$        402,946


$       396,170

Other long-term liabilities


557,792


609,500

Redeemable noncontrolling interest


54,674


52,976

Total equity


480,241


457,762






Total liabilities and equity


$      1,495,653


$    1,516,408

TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)











Three months ended






 March 31, 






2021


2020












Revenue


$  539,219


$  432,213












Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:
















Net Income


$   55,024


$   24,685




   Interest income


(179)


(364)




   Interest expense


1,802


9,592




   Provision for income taxes


15,979


10,199




   Depreciation and amortization


20,459


18,872




   Asset impairment, restructuring and integration charges


3,919


1,234




   Gain on sale of business units



(246)




   Changes in acquisition contingent consideration


877


(3,265)




   Grant income for pandemic relief


(6,032)





   Equity-based compensation expenses


4,028


2,919












 Adjusted EBITDA


$   95,877


$   63,626




















Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow:
















Cash Flow From Operating Activities:








   Net income


$   55,024


$   24,685




   Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash








       provided by operating activities:








          Depreciation and amortization


20,459


18,872




          Other


(5,696)


18,608




   Net cash provided by operating activities


69,787


62,165












Less – Total Cash Capital Expenditures


11,565


16,813












Free Cash Flow


$   58,222


$   45,352




















Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Income from Operations:
















Income from Operations


$   73,424


$   40,716




Restructuring charges, net


402


538




Impairment losses


3,517


696




   Grant income for pandemic relief


(6,032)





   Equity-based compensation expenses


4,028


2,919




Amortization of purchased intangibles 


4,515


3,877












Non-GAAP Income from Operations


$   79,854


$   48,746












Non-GAAP Income from Operations Margin


14.8%


11.3%




















Reconciliation of Non-GAAP EPS:
















Net Income


$   55,024


$   24,685




Add:  Asset restructuring and impairment charges


3,919


1,234




Add:  Equity-based compensation expenses


4,028


2,919




Add:  Amortization of purchased intangibles


4,515


3,877




Add:  Interest charge related to future purchase of remaining 30% for Motif acquisition



6,477




Less:  Changes in acquisition contingent consideration


877


(3,265)




Less:  Gain on sale of business units



(246)




Less:  Grant income for pandemic relief


(6,032)





Less:  Changes in valuation allowance, return to provision adjustments and other, and tax effects of items separately disclosed above


(2,605)


(853)












 Non-GAAP Net Income


$   59,726


$   34,828












    Diluted shares outstanding


47,355


46,813












 Non-GAAP EPS


$1.26


$0.74




















Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA by Segment :


TTEC Engage


TTEC Digital



Q1 21


Q2 20


Q1 21

Q2 20









Earnings before Income Taxes


$   66,762


$   24,582


$     4,241

$   10,302

   Interest income / expense, net


1,662


9,274


(39)

(45)

   Depreciation and amortization


16,572


15,584


3,887

3,288

   Asset impairment, restructuring and integration charges


3,910


331


8

902

   Gain on sale of business units



(246)


   Grant income for pandemic relief


(6,032)



   Changes in acquisition contingent consideration


877


(3,265)


   Equity-based compensation expenses


2,742


2,070


1,287

849









 Adjusted EBITDA


$   86,493


$   48,330


$     9,384

$   15,296

Investor Relations Contact

Paul Miller

+1.303.397.8641

Public Relations Contact

Nick Cerise

+1.303.397.8331

Address

9197 South Peoria Street

Englewood, CO 80112

Contact

ttec.com

+1.800.835.3832

SOURCE TTEC Holdings, Inc.

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