CA Technologies
Nov 2, 2006

CA Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Results

Updates Full-Year Guidance

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Nov 02, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world's largest management software companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2007, ended September 30, 2006.

    Financial Overview

    (in millions, except share data)            Q2FY07      Q2FY06      Change

    Revenue                                      $ 996       $ 950        5%
    GAAP Diluted EPS                             $0.09       $0.08       13%
    Net Income                                   $  53       $  46       15%
    GAAP Cash Flow from Operations               $   6       $ 299      (98%)
    Non-GAAP Operating EPS*                      $0.25       $0.25        0%

    * Operating earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure, as noted
      in the discussion of non-GAAP results below. A reconciliation of GAAP
      net income to non-GAAP net income is included in the tables following
      this press release.

"Our second quarter total revenue, GAAP earnings per share and non-GAAP earnings per share were at or above our expectations," said John Swainson, CA's president and chief executive officer. "However, a number of changes we implemented associated with our sales organization affected our business activity in the second quarter, and consequently caused a drag on our bookings and associated billings. While a lower-than-anticipated level of bookings and billings had a negative effect on cash flow in the quarter, changes in working capital -- including a lower cash collections rate and higher-than-expected accounts payable disbursements -- were the primary factors in our cash flow from operations decline compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2006.

"We believe the issues that affected our second quarter performance are behind us and we are confident in our ability to execute in the second half of our fiscal year," Swainson continued. "While our full-year cash flow from operations will be lower than expected, we believe we are back on track and in a position to grow our business going forward."

Revenue for the second quarter was $996 million, an increase of 5 percent over the $950 million reported in the similar period last year. The increase in revenue was primarily attributed to growth in subscription and professional services revenues, partially offset by declines in maintenance and software fees and other revenue. North American revenue was up 8 percent while revenue from international operations was up 1 percent, including a positive foreign exchange impact of $15 million.

Subscription revenue for the second quarter was $762 million, an increase of 8 percent over the $704 million reported in the second quarter of last year, and was affected positively by increases in new deferred subscription value from acquired products. Subscription revenue accounted for 77 percent of total revenue in the quarter, up from the 74 percent reported in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006.

The Company expects subscription revenue to continue to become a larger percentage of its total revenue as more contracts are renewed on a subscription basis. The Company added that as it begins to reach maturity on its model and based upon the timing of remaining old business model contract renewals, the impact of the transition to its new business model on revenues will decline.

Total product and services bookings in the second quarter were $690 million, down 10 percent from the $765 million reported in the same period a year ago. This decrease is attributed to a decision to realign and restructure the sales force to achieve lower cost of sales and higher productivity and more discipline on contract renewals. Direct product bookings declined 13 percent, to $498 million. Indirect bookings grew 3 percent to $75 million. Despite flat bookings performance in the first half of the year, the Company continues to expect total bookings for the full year to grow.

Total expenses for the second quarter were $918 million, up 3 percent from the $893 million reported in the similar period last year. The increase was driven principally by higher selling, general and administrative expenses associated with personnel costs from recent acquisitions and increased cost of professional services related to higher revenues. The expense increase was offset partially by a decline in the amortization of capitalized software costs and a gain from the sale of marketable securities. The Company announced a restructuring plan in August 2006 designed to eliminate $200 million in costs on an annual basis by the end of fiscal year 2008, as discussed below.

The Company recorded GAAP net income $53 million for the second quarter, or $0.09 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $46 million, or $0.08 per diluted common share, reported in the prior year period.

The Company reported non-GAAP net income of $145 million for the second quarter, or $0.25 per diluted common share, compared to $151 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share a year earlier.

For the second quarter, CA generated cash flow from operations of $6 million, compared to $299 million in cash flow from operations reported in the prior year period. Second quarter cash flow was adversely affected by working capital management issues, lower bookings and associated billings, and higher operating expenses. Cash flow from operations in the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 was negatively affected by a $75 million Restitution Fund payment.

Cost Reduction and Restructuring Plan

As previously stated, CA announced in August a cost reduction and restructuring plan designed to significantly improve the Company's expense structure and increase its competitiveness. CA expects to deliver about $200 million in annualized savings when the plan is completed by the end of fiscal year 2008.

In the second quarter, the Company recorded severance costs, relating to approximately 750 positions, or $39 million, $11 million of which was paid during the period. The Company currently expects total restructuring charges of approximately $150 million, most of which will be recognized in fiscal 2007, and a reduction in workforce of approximately 1,400 positions, including approximately 300 positions associated with the divestiture of a number of joint ventures. The Company also expects to eliminate an additional 300 positions through attrition.

Capital Structure

The balance of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at September 30, 2006 was $1.295 billion. With $2.588 billion in total debt outstanding, the Company has a net debt position of approximately $1.293 billion.

Repurchase Program

The Company completed a $1 billion tender offer during the second quarter and repurchased 41.2 million shares of common stock. Fiscal year-to-date, CA has repurchased about 51.1 million shares of common stock at a cost of $1.2 billion. The tender offer was the first phase of a total of up to $2 billion repurchase plan.

"We are exploring options regarding the remaining portion of the share repurchase program and will provide updates on the timing and method at the appropriate time," said CA Chief Financial Officer Nancy Cooper. "However, we will want to see performance meeting our expectations, a return to strong cash flows, and favorable market conditions before we move forward."

Updated Outlook for Fiscal Year 2007

CA updated its outlook for the fiscal year and expects to meet or exceed revenue guidance of $3.9 billion and its original guidance for non-GAAP operating earnings per share of $0.83. The Company expects GAAP earnings per share to be below its original outlook of $0.44 per share as a result of the still-to-be-determined timing of 2007 restructuring plan costs. The Company expects cash flow from operations of between $900 million and $1 billion, down from the original outlook of $1.3 billion. The new cash flow outlook includes the Company's estimates of the impact of the lower-than-expected growth in bookings for the full year, borrowing costs associated with the tender offer and payments related to the 2007 restructuring plan. The cash flow outlook also assumes that the sales force will perform as expected and the Company will improve its working capital management.

Webcast

This press release and the accompanying tables should be read in conjunction with additional content that is available on the Company's website, including a supplemental financial package, as well as a webcast that the Company will host at 5 p.m. ET today to discuss its unaudited second quarter results. The webcast will be archived on the website. Individuals can access the webcast, as well as this press release and supplemental financial information, at http://ca.com/invest or listen to the call at (800) 729-6829. The international participant number is (706) 679-5227.

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world's largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release, the accompanying tables and the additional content that is available on the Company's website, including a supplemental financial package, include financial measures for per share earnings and cash flows that exclude the impact of certain items and therefore have not been calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP "operating" earnings per share excludes the following items: non-cash amortization of acquired technology and other intangibles, in process research and development charges, the government investigation and class settlement charges, restructuring and other charges, and the tax resulting from the repatriation of approximately $584 million of foreign cash and interest on dilutive convertible bonds (the convertible shares, rather than the interest, are more dilutive, thus the interest is added back and the shares increased to calculate non-GAAP operating earnings). Non-GAAP taxes are provided based on the estimated effective annual non-GAAP tax rate. Non-GAAP adjusted cash flow excludes the following items: Restitution Fund payments, restructuring payments, and the impact of certain non-recurring tax payments or tax benefits. These non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. By excluding these items, non- GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and cash flows, to competitors' operating results and cash flows, and to estimates made by securities analysts. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate its performance and they are key variables in determining management incentive compensation. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision- making. In addition, the Company has historically reported similar non-GAAP financial measures to its investors and believes that the inclusion of comparative numbers provides consistency in its financial reporting. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are attached to this press release. For a reconciliation of our non-GAAP and GAAP outlook, see the Company's press release dated June 29, 2006 available at http://ca.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this communication (such as statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar expressions) constitute "forward-looking statements." A number of important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: the risks and uncertainties associated with the CA deferred prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District, including that CA could be subject to criminal prosecution or civil penalties if it violates this agreement; the risks and uncertainties associated with the agreement that CA entered into with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including that CA may be subject to criminal prosecution or substantial civil penalties and fines if it violates this agreement; civil litigation arising out of the matters that are the subject of the Department of Justice and the SEC investigations, including shareholder derivative litigation; changes to the CA incentive compensation plan, sales organization and sales coverage model may lead to outcomes that are not anticipated or intended as they are implemented, and the commissions plans for fiscal year 2007, while revised, continue to be reviewed; CA may not adequately manage and evolve its financial reporting and managerial systems and processes, including the successful implementation of its enterprise resource planning software; CA may encounter difficulty in successfully integrating acquired companies and products into its existing businesses; CA is subject to intense competition in product and service offerings and pricing and increased competition is expected in the future; if CA's products do not remain compatible with ever-changing operating environments, CA could lose customers and the demand for CA's products and services could decrease; certain software that CA uses in daily operations is licensed from third parties and thus may not be available to CA in the future, which has the potential to delay product development and production; CA's credit ratings have been downgraded and could be downgraded further which would require CA to pay additional interest under its credit agreement and could adversely affect CA's ability to borrow; CA has a significant amount of debt; the failure to protect CA's intellectual property rights would weaken its competitive position; CA may become dependent upon large transactions; general economic conditions may lead CA's customers to delay or forgo technology upgrades; the market for some or all of CA's key product areas may not grow; third parties could claim that CA's products infringe their intellectual property rights; fluctuations in foreign currencies could result in translation losses; and the other factors described in CA's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006 and CA's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2006. CA assumes no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

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                                   Table 1
                                   CA, INC.
                    Consolidated Statements of Operations
                   (in millions, except per share amounts)
                                 (unaudited)

                                    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                       September 30,          September 30,
                                     2006       2005        2006       2005
                                             (Restated)             (Restated)
    Revenue:
    Subscription revenue              $ 762      $ 704      $1,501     $1,406

    Maintenance                         112        113         215        220
    Software fees and other              28         43          52         80
    Financing fees                        6         13          14         27

    Professional services                88         77         170        144
    Total revenue                       996        950       1,952      1,877


    Operating Expenses:
    Amortization of capitalized
     software costs                      83        111         188        224
    Cost of professional services        80         65         152        125
    Selling, general and
     administrative                     425        383         859        772
    Product development and
     enhancements                       178        179         357        351
    Commissions, royalties and
     bonuses                             73         68         144        130
    Depreciation and amortization        37         32          71         62
     of other
    intangible assets
    Other gains, net                    (16)        (4)        (17)        (7)

    Restructuring and other              48         45          59         45
    Charge for in-process research       10         14          10         18
     and
    development costs
    Total expenses before interest
     and taxes                          918        893       1,823      1,720

    Income before interest and           78         57         129        157
     taxes
    Interest expense, net                12         10          20         19
    Income before income taxes           66         47         109        138
    Income tax expense (benefit)         13          1          21         (5)

    Net income                          $53        $46         $88       $143


    Basic income per share            $0.09      $0.08       $0.16      $0.24
    Basic weighted-average shares
         used in computation            560        584         564        585


    Diluted income per share (1)      $0.09      $0.08       $0.15      $0.24
    Diluted weighted-average
     shares
         used in computation(1)         584        610         588        611


    (1) Net income and the number of shares used in the computation of diluted
        GAAP EPS for all periods presented have been adjusted to reflect the
        dilutive impact of the Company's 1.625 percent Convertible Senior
        Notes and stock awards outstanding.


                                   Table 2
                                   CA, INC.
                    Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
                                (in millions)
                                 (unaudited)

                                                    September 30,    March 31,
                                                        2006         2006 (1)

    Cash, cash equivalents and marketable
     securities                                        $ 1,295      $ 1,865
    Trade and installment accounts receivable, net         422          505
    Deferred income taxes                                  430          260
    Other current assets                                    75           50

    Total Current Assets                                 2,222        2,680

    Installment accounts receivables, due after
     one year, net                                         402          449
    Property and equipment, net                            463          634
    Purchased software products, net                       343          461
    Goodwill, net                                        5,401        5,308
    Deferred income taxes                                  162          158
    Other noncurrent assets, net                           827          788

    Total Assets                                       $ 9,820      $10,478

    Current portion of long-term debt and
     loans payable                                     $    11      $     3
    Deferred subscription revenue
     (collected)-current                                 1,347        1,517
    Deferred maintenance revenue                           227          250
    Other current liabilities                            1,475        1,604

    Total Current Liabilities                            3,060        3,374

    Long-term debt, net of current portion               2,577        1,813
    Deferred income taxes                                   49           39
    Deferred subscription revenue
     (collected)-noncurrent                                468          448
    Other noncurrent liabilities                            74           77

    Total Liabilities                                    6,228        5,751

    Stockholders' equity                                 3,592        4,727

    Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity         $ 9,820      $10,478

    (1) Certain balances have been reclassified to conform with current period
        presentation.


                                   Table 3
                                   CA, INC.
                 Quarterly Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
                                (in millions)
                                 (unaudited)


                                                          Three Months Ended
                                                             September 30,
                                                           2006        2005
                                                                    (Restated)
    OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
       Net income                                           $ 53        $ 46

       Adjustments to reconcile net income from
        operations to net cash provided by operating
        activities:
         Depreciation and amortization                       120         143
         Provision for deferred income taxes                (149)       (159)
         Non-cash compensation expense related to
          stock and defined contribution plans                29          36
         Non-cash charge for in-process research
          and development                                     10          14
         Gain on sale of assets                              (14)          -
         Foreign currency transaction gain, before
          taxes                                               (3)         (4)
       Changes in other operating assets and
        liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:
         Decrease in trade and current installment
          A/R, net                                            91         129
         (Increase) decrease in noncurrent installment
          A/R, net                                           (16)         34
         Decrease in deferred subscription revenue
          (collected) - current                             (150)       (190)
         (Decrease) increase in deferred subscription
          revenue (collected) - noncurrent                   (86)          6
         Decrease in deferred maintenance revenue            (35)         (5)
         Increase in taxes payable, net                      130         153
         Increase in accounts payable, accrued expense
          and other                                            1         118
         Restructuring and other, net                         29          41
         Restitution Fund, net                                 -         (75)
         Changes in other operating assets and
          liabilities                                         (4)         12
    NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES                  6         299

    INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
         Acquisitions, primarily goodwill, purchased
          software, and other intangible assets,
          net of cash acquired                               (78)       (302)
         Settlements of purchase accounting liabilities      (12)        (17)
         Purchases of property and equipment, net            (22)        (27)
         Proceeds from sale of assets                        217           -
         Proceeds from sale of marketable securities,
          net                                                 32          83
         Increase in restricted cash                           -          (1)
         Capitalized software development costs              (25)        (20)
    NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING
     ACTIVITIES                                              112        (284)

    FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
         Dividends paid                                      (23)        (23)
         Purchases of common stock                        (1,057)       (176)
         Debt borrowings (repayments)                        751         (86)
         Exercise of common stock options and other           14          29
    NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES                   (315)       (256)

    DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS BEFORE
    EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH                 (197)       (241)
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                   (8)         (6)
    DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS                   (205)       (247)
    CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD       1,500       1,776
    CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD            $1,295      $1,529



                                   Table 4
                                   CA, INC.
            Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Net Operating Income
                     (in millions, except per share data)
                                 (unaudited)

                                     Three Months Ended      Six Months Ended
                                        September 30,          September 30,
                                       2006      2005         2006      2005
                                             (Restated)             (Restated)

    Total Revenue                      $ 996     $ 950      $ 1,952   $ 1,877

    Total Expenses                       930       903        1,843     1,739

    Income before income taxes            66        47          109       138

    Non-GAAP adjustments:

     Purchased software amortization      69       100          160       200
     Intangibles amortization             14        12           27        23
     Restructuring and other              48        45           59        45
     Acquisition IPR&D                    10        14           10        18
    Total Non-GAAP adjustments           141       171          256       286

    Operating income before
     interest and taxes                  207       218          365       424

    Interest on dilutive
     convertible Bonds                     2         2            4         4

    Operating income before taxes        209       220          369       428

    Income tax provision                  64        69          120       141

    Net operating income (1)           $ 145     $ 151        $ 249     $ 287

    Diluted operating EPS (1)          $0.25     $0.25        $0.42     $0.47

    # of Shares Used (1)                 584       610          588       611


    (1) Net operating income and the number of shares used in the computation
        of diluted operating EPS for all periods presented have been adjusted
        to reflect the dilutive impact of the Company's 1.625 percent
        Convertible Senior Notes and stock awards outstanding.


                                   Table 5
                                   CA, INC.
             Reconciliation of GAAP Results to Operating Results
                     (in millions, except per share data)
                                 (unaudited)


                    Three Months   Three Months    Six Months     Six Months
                       Ended          Ended          Ended          Ended
                    September 30,  September 30,  September 30,  September 30,
                        2006           2005           2006           2005

    Basic Income
     per Share        $ 0.09          $0.08          $0.16          $0.24

    Non-GAAP
     adjustments,
     net of taxes

     Acquisition
      amortization      0.09           0.12           0.20           0.23
     Acquisition
      IPR&D             0.02           0.01           0.02           0.02
     Restructuring
      and other
      charges           0.05           0.05           0.07           0.05
     Non-GAAP
      effective
      tax rate
      adjustments (1)      -          (0.01)         (0.03)         (0.07)
    Non-GAAP Diluted
     Operating EPS     $0.25          $0.25          $0.42          $0.47

Refer to the discussion of Non-GAAP measures included in the accompanying press release for additional information.

    (1) The non-GAAP effective tax rate adjustment for the six months ended
        September 30, 2006 reflects certain international tax benefits
        realized for GAAP purposes.  The non-GAAP effective tax rate
        adjustment for the six months ended September 30, 2005 reflects
        certain tax savings on the repatriation of cash from international
        locations realized for GAAP purposes.

SOURCE CA

Dan Kaferle, Public Relations, +1-631-342-2111, daniel.kaferle@ca.com; Sambit Pattanayak, Investor Relations, +1-631-342-5208, sambit.pattanayak@ca.com