Press Release

Ceridian Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

Minneapolis, MN and Toronto, ON, July 30, 2019

  • Second quarter 2019 total revenue of $196.3 million, up 9.7% year-over-year, and, on a constant currency basis, total revenue of $198.0 million, up 10.9% year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2019 Dayforce revenue of $134.5 million, up 27.1% year-over-year, and, on a constant currency basis, Dayforce revenue of $135.3 million, up 28.0% year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2019 Cloud revenue of $155.7 million, up 22.3% year-over-year, and, on a constant currency basis, Cloud revenue of $157.1 million, up 23.7% year-over-year
  • Second quarter 2019 operating profit of $18.7 million, compared to second quarter 2018 operating loss of $8.4 million
  • Second quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $44.0 million, up 22.6% year-over-year

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Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (“Ceridian” or the “Company”) (NYSE:CDAY) (TSX:CDAY), a global human capital management (“HCM”) software company, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. All financial results are reported in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated. A reconciliation of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in this press release, including the accompanying tables. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

“During the second quarter, we continued to see strong market demand for our solutions,” said David Ossip, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ceridian. “Dayforce recurring revenue grew 31.3%, to $102.4 million, and was up 32.1% on a constant currency basis. Including revenue from Dayforce professional services and other, total Dayforce revenue grew 27.1%, to $134.5 million, and was up 28.0% on a constant currency basis. We now have 4,006 customers live on the Dayforce platform.”

Arthur Gitajn, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ceridian, added, “Our operating results continued to be strong as we finished the second quarter of 2019 with diluted net income per share of $0.04, or $0.12 on an Adjusted basis, and Adjusted EBITDA of $44.0 million, up 22.6% year-over-year. Assuming that Powerpay grows in the low single-digits, our third quarter and full year guidance implies that Dayforce revenue will grow 29% to 31% on a constant currency basis in the second half of the year.”

The average U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate was $1.34, with a daily range of $1.31 to $1.35, for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to $1.29, with a daily range of $1.26 to $1.33, for the three months ended June 30, 2018. As of June 30, 2019, the U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate was $1.31. The weaker U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate experienced during the second quarter 2019, compared to the second quarter 2018, resulted in a headwind to the Company’s reported revenue. To present the performance of the business excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations, the Company presents revenue on a constant currency basis, which we believe is useful to management and investors. We calculate revenue on a constant currency basis by applying a fixed rate of $1.30 Canadian dollar to $1.00 U.S. dollar foreign exchange rate to revenues originally booked in Canadian dollars for all applicable historical periods. Both the GAAP and non-GAAP revenue results are displayed in the tables accompanying this press release.

 

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter 2019

Revenue

  • Total revenue, which includes revenue from both our Cloud and Bureau solutions, increased 9.7% to $196.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018. On a constant currency basis, total revenue increased 10.9% to $198.0 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018.
  • Dayforce revenue increased 27.1% to $134.5 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018. On a constant currency basis, Dayforce revenue increased 28.0% to $135.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018.
  • Cloud revenue, which includes both Dayforce and Powerpay, increased 22.3% to $155.7 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018. On a constant currency basis, Cloud revenue increased 23.7% to $157.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2018.

Gross Margin, Operating Profit, and Adjusted EBITDA

  • Recurring services gross margin improved to 70.2% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 67.0% in the second quarter of 2018. Professional services and other gross margin improved to (4.3)% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to (15.6)% in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Gross margin improved to 44.8% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 40.5% in the second quarter of 2018. 
  • Operating profit was $18.7 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to an operating loss of $8.4 million in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 22.6% to $44.0 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $35.9 million in the second quarter of 2018.

Net Income (Loss) and Net Income (Loss) Per Share

  • Net income was $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $63.3 million for the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted net income was $18.3 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Diluted net income per share was $0.04 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to a diluted net loss per share of $(0.58) for the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted diluted net income per share was $0.12 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $0.00 for the second quarter of 2018. Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding were 148.3 million and 113.3 million for the second quarter 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Balance Sheet

  • Cash and equivalents were $237.9 million as of June 30, 2019, an increase of $20.1 million compared to $217.8 million as of December 31, 2018.
  • Total debt was $667.5 million as of June 30, 2019, a reduction of $2.8 million compared to $670.3 million as of December 31, 2018.

Dayforce Live Customer Count

  • 4,006 Dayforce customers were live on the Dayforce platform as of June 30, 2019, a net increase of 698 customers compared to 3,308 Dayforce customers as of June 30, 2018, and a net increase of 155 customers compared to 3,851 as of March 31, 2019.
  • On a constant currency basis, Dayforce revenue per customer was $123,964 for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2019, an increase of 6.3% from $116,657 for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of July 30, 2019, Ceridian is issuing guidance for the third quarter and full year of 2019 as indicated below. The guidance below reflects a $1.30 Canadian dollar to $1.00 U.S. dollar foreign exchange rate. In addition, the guidance below assumes two anticipated Federal Reserve discount rate reductions of 25 basis points, one at each of the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee meetings on July 30-31, 2019, and September 17-18, 2019, respectively. Our full year 2019 guidance had previously assumed no changes to the Federal Reserve discount rate. 

Full Year 2019

We are reaffirming the full year ranges we provided on May 1, 2019, for Cloud revenue, total revenue, and Adjusted EBITDA, as follows:

  • Cloud revenue is expected to be in the range of $655.0 million to $660.0 million.
  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $810.0 million to $815.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $182.0 million to $187.0 million.

For each $0.01 change in the U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate, we estimate it would affect our full year 2019 guidance ranges for Cloud revenue by approximately $1.6 million, total revenue by approximately $2.0 million, and Adjusted EBITDA by approximately $0.6 million.

Based on current market conditions, portfolio composition and investment practices, each 100 basis point change in market investment rates would result in approximately $17 million of change in float revenue over the ensuing twelve month period.

Third Quarter 2019

We are issuing guidance for the third quarter of 2019, as follows:

  • Cloud revenue is expected to be in the range of $162.0 million to $164.0 million.
  • Total revenue is expected to be in the range of $195.0 million to $197.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $41.0 million to $43.0 million.

For each $0.01 change in the U.S. dollar to Canadian dollar foreign exchange rate, we estimate it would affect our third quarter 2019 guidance ranges for Cloud revenue by approximately $0.4 million, total revenue by approximately $0.5 million, and Adjusted EBITDA by approximately $0.15 million.

We have not reconciled the Adjusted EBITDA ranges for the third quarter of 2019 or the full fiscal year of 2019 to the directly comparable GAAP financial measure because applicable information for future periods, on which this reconciliation would be based, is not readily available due to uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation expense, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, and other items.

 

Conference Call Details

Ceridian will host a conference call on July 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results for the second quarter of 2019. Those wishing to participate via the webcast should access the call through Ceridian’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ceridian.com. Those wishing to participate via the telephone may dial in at 877-701-0459 (USA) or 647-689-5466 (International). The conference call replay will be available via webcast through Ceridian’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.ceridian.com.

 

About Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™.
Ceridian is a global human capital management software company. Dayforce, our flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality. Our platform is used to optimize management of the entire employee lifecycle, including attracting, engaging, paying, deploying, and developing people. Ceridian has solutions for organizations of all sizes.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted net income (loss), and revenue on a constant currency basis. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss), non-GAAP financial measures, are useful to management and investors as supplemental measures to evaluate our overall operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is a component of our management incentive plan and Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are used by management to assess performance and to compare our operating performance to our competitors. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, as adjusted to exclude net income (loss) from discontinued operations, sponsor management fees, non-cash charges for asset impairments, gain (loss) on assets and liabilities held in a foreign currency other than the functional currency of a company subsidiary, share-based compensation expense, severance charges, restructuring consulting fees, transaction costs, and environmental reserve charges. Adjusted EBITDA margin is determined by calculating the percentage Adjusted EBITDA is of total revenue. Adjusted net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss), as adjusted to exclude net income (loss) from discontinued operations, gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt, sponsor management fees, non-cash charges for asset impairments, gain (loss) on assets and liabilities held in a foreign currency other than the functional currency of a company subsidiary, share-based compensation expense, severance charges, restructuring consulting fees, transaction costs, and environmental reserve charges, all of which are adjusted for the effect of income taxes. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) are helpful in highlighting management performance trends because Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) exclude the results of decisions that are outside the normal course of our business operations.

Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) are intended as supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) should not be considered as alternatives to operating profit (loss), net income (loss), earnings per share, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP, or as measures of operating cash flows or liquidity. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) should not be construed to imply that our future results will be unaffected by similar items to those eliminated in this presentation. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are included in this discussion because they are key metrics used by management to assess our operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) are not defined under GAAP, are not measures of net income (loss), operating profit (loss), or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP, and are subject to important limitations. Our use of the terms Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies in our industry and are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss) have important limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.
In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, and Adjusted net income (loss), you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to those eliminated in this presentation.

We present revenue on a constant currency basis to assess how our underlying businesses performed, excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations, which we believe is useful to management and investors. We calculate revenue on a constant currency basis by applying a fixed rate of $1.30 Canadian dollar to $1.00 U.S. dollar foreign exchange rate to revenues originally booked in Canadian dollars for all applicable historical periods.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact or relating to present facts or current conditions included in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to third quarter and full year fiscal 2019 total revenue, Cloud revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, as well as those relating to future growth initiatives. These statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “seek,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “will,” “may,” “could,” “continue,” “likely,” “should,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events but not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. These assumptions and our future performance or results involve risks and uncertainties (many of which are beyond our control). These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • our inability to attain or to maintain profitability;
  • significant competition for our solutions;
  • our inability to continue to develop or to sell our existing Cloud solutions;
  • our inability to manage our growth effectively;
  • the risk that we may not be able to successfully migrate our Bureau customers to our Cloud solutions or to offset the decline in Bureau revenue with Cloud revenue;
  • the decline or slower than expected development of the market for enterprise cloud;
  • failure of our efforts to increase use of our Cloud solutions and our other applications may not succeed;
  • our failure to provide enhancements and new features and modifications to our solutions;
  • failure to comply the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) ongoing consent order regarding data protection;
  • system interruptions or failures, including cyber-security breaches, identity theft, or other disruptions that could compromise our information;
  • our failure to comply with applicable privacy, security and data laws, regulations and standards;
  • changes in regulations governing privacy concerns and laws or other domestic or foreign data protection regulations;
  • our inability to successfully expand our current offerings into new markets or further penetrate existing markets;
  • our inability to meet the more complex configuration and integration demands of our large customers;
  • the risk of our customers declining to renew their agreements with us or renewing at lower performance fee levels;
  • our failure to manage our technical operations infrastructure;
  • our inability to maintain necessary third party relationships, and third party software licenses or there are errors in the software we license;
  • our inability to protect our intellectual property rights, proprietary technology, information, processes, and know-how;
  • our failure to keep pace with rapid technological changes and evolving industry standards;
  • changes in laws and regulations related to the Internet or changes in the Internet infrastructure itself;
  • general economic, political and market forces beyond our control; and
  • other risks and uncertainties described in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Additional factors or events that could cause our actual performance to differ from these forward-looking statements may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, our actual financial condition, results of operations, future performance and business may vary in material respects from the performance projected in these forward-looking statements. In addition to any factors and assumptions set forth above in this press release, the material factors and assumptions used to develop the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: the general economy remains stable; the competitive environment in the HCM market remains stable; the demand environment for HCM solutions remains stable; our implementation capabilities and cycle times remain stable; foreign exchange rates, both current and those used in developing forward-looking statements, specifically USD to CAD, remain stable at, or near, current rates; we will be able to maintain our relationships with our employees, customers and partners; we will continue to attract qualified personnel to support our development requirements and the support of our new and existing customers; and that the risk factors noted above, individually or collectively, do not have a material impact on the Company. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Source: Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.


For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations
Jeremy Johnson
Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
1-844-829-9499
investors@ceridian.com

Public Relations
Teri Murphy
Director, Corporate Communications
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
1-647-417-2117
teri.murphy@ceridian.com

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