EXL Reports 2016 First Quarter Results

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 First Quarter Revenues of $167.0 Million, up 16.4% year over year
Diluted EPS (GAAP) of $0.40, up from $0.28 in Q1 of 2015
Adjusted Diluted EPS (Non-GAAP) of $0.56, up from $0.41 in Q1 of 2015

New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading provider of operations management and analytics services, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Rohit Kapoor, Vice Chairman and CEO, commented, “EXL delivered strong revenue growth and profitability in the first quarter of 2016 driven by demand from our existing clients and ramp-up of recent wins. Revenues grew 16.4% year-over-year, or 18.4% on a constant currency basis. Revenue growth was driven by Analytics, Healthcare, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Banking & Financial Services in the quarter.”

“Our Analytics business continues on its growth trajectory as clients increasingly rely on data-driven insights generated from our proprietary models. In Operations Management our investments in automation, technology-enabled solutions, and the Business EXLerator Framework™ are resonating in the market. Our pipeline in both of our operating segments remains strong.”

Vishal Chhibbar, EXL’s CFO, commented, “Our adjusted EPS was up 37% year-over year to $0.56 due to higher volumes, operating leverage and the impact of an acquisition. Our balance sheet remains strong with cash and short-term investments of $192.9 million.

We have updated our guidance for 2016 to $694 million – $706 million from $690 million – $706 million to reflect better performance in the first quarter and stronger exchange rates versus the U.S. dollar. Our guidance represents annual revenue growth of 12-14% on a constant currency basis. Our adjusted diluted EPS guidance for 2016 is unchanged.”

Financial Highlights: First Quarter 2016
Our business is divided into two reporting segments: Operations Management and Analytics. Reconciliations of adjusted financial measures to GAAP are included at the end of this release.

  • Revenues increased to $167.0 million compared to $143.5 million, up 16.4% from the first quarter of 2015 and up 0.7% sequentially from the prior quarter.
    • Operations Management revenues increased 3.4% to $128.1 million (5.6% on constant currency) compared to $123.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 and decreased 1.0% sequentially from the prior quarter.
    • Analytics revenues increased 98.2% to $39.0 million (99.7% on constant currency) compared to $19.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, and increased 6.9% sequentially from the prior quarter.
  • Operating margin for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was 9.8% compared to 9.4% in the first quarter of 2015 and 10.8% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Adjusted operating margin was 15.0% compared to 13.8% in the first quarter of 2015 and 14.7% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.
  • Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was $0.40 compared to $0.28 in the first quarter of 2015 and $0.43 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.56 compared to $0.41 in the first quarter of 2015 and $0.56 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Business Highlights: First Quarter 2016

  • Won 11 new clients in the quarter ended March 31, 2016, consisting of eight new clients in Operations Management and three new clients in Analytics.
  • Positioned as a “Leader” in “NelsonHall Healthcare Payer NEAT” report.
  • Positioned in the “As-a-Service Winner’s Circle” in “HfS Blueprint Report: BFS Analytics Services”.
  • Expanded multiple Operations Management relationships, including migrating 34 new processes in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Launched Care Radius Version 3.1, our cloud-based total population health platform that integrates data from multiple sources for health plans and practitioners.
  • Entered into a strategic partnership with Automation Anywhere to accelerate robotic process automation initiatives.

2016 Guidance

Based on current visibility and an Indian rupee to U.S. dollar exchange rate of 67, Philippine peso to U.S. dollar exchange rate of 47.5 and all other currencies at current exchange rates, the Company is providing the following guidance for the calendar year 2016:

  • Revenues of $694 million to $706 million, representing annual revenue growth 12% to 14% on a constant currency basis.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles and associated tax impacts, of $2.25 to $2.35, representing an increase of 11% to 16%.

Conference Call

ExlService Holdings, Inc. will host a conference call on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. ET to discuss the Company’s quarterly operating and financial results. The conference call will be available live via the internet by accessing the investor relations section of EXL’s website at ir.exlservice.com, where an accompanying investor-friendly spreadsheet of historical operating and financial data can also be accessed. Please access the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

To listen to the conference call via phone, please dial 1-877-303-6384, or if dialing internationally, 1-224-357-2191 and an operator will assist you. For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the EXL website ir.exlservice.com.

About ExlService Holdings, Inc.

EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS) is a leading operations management and analytics company that helps businesses enhance growth and profitability in the face of relentless competition and continuous disruption. Using our proprietary award-winning Business EXLerator Framework™, which integrate analytics, automation, benchmarking, BPO, consulting, industry best practices and technology platforms, EXL looks deeper to help companies improve global operations, enhance data-driven insights, increase customer satisfaction, and manage risk and compliance. EXL serves the insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, utilities, travel, transportation and logistics industries. Headquartered in New York, New York, EXL has more than 24,000 professionals in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia (primarily India and Philippines), Latin America, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit www.exlservice.com.

Continuing Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to the EXL’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond EXL’s control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning EXL’s possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategy. These statements may include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate” or similar expressions. These statements are based on assumptions that we have made in light of management’s experience in the industry as well as its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. You should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although EXL believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect EXL’s actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors are discussed in more detail in EXL’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including EXL’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. These risks could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by forward-looking statements in this release. You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made herein, or elsewhere, speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and it is impossible to predict these events or how they may affect EXL. EXL has no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date hereof, except as required by federal securities laws.

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