Keynote Reports Third Fiscal Quarter 2012 Results
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Keynote Systems

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1. Keynote Posts $30.3 Million in Quarterly Revenue
2. Meets Revenue, GAAP EPS and Non-GAAP EPS Guidance
3. Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.06 per Share Approved

Online PR News – 02-August-2012 –Keynote® Systems (Nasdaq: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Umang Gupta, Chairman and CEO of Keynote, said: “Our solid results for the third quarter demonstrate the strength of the business in light of a number of challenging headwinds including European foreign exchange rates, the 2011 change in revenue accounting and global economic pressures. This quarter, we focused on what we can best control in this uncertain environment, and in particular, we are pleased with the Keynote DeviceAnywhere business, which posted its second consecutive quarter of improved orders as well as increased revenue and approximately breakeven operations.”

Quarter Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Quarter Ended June 30, 2011

Revenue was $30.3 million for third fiscal quarter of 2012, compared to $26.6 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2011. Total Internet revenue was $14.6 million, up from $13.4 million a year ago; and total mobile revenue was $15.7 million, increasing from $13.1 million a year ago. Keynote DeviceAnywhere contributed $4.6 million in revenue. Mobile ratable licenses revenue was $499,000 in the third fiscal quarter of 2012, compared to $3.4 million a year ago, resulting from a $2.9 million revenue accounting headwind. In addition, the average Euro exchange rate was 10% lower this quarter compared to the year ago quarter; on a constant currency basis this quarter’s total revenue would have been higher.

Total costs and expenses for the quarter were $30.3 million, compared to $22.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. Of this increase, $6.3 million was due to expenses associated with Keynote DeviceAnywhere, which included $1.6 million of amortization of purchased intangibles, depreciation and stock-based compensation. The remaining increase occurred as a result of investments in products, sales and marketing for both our Internet business and Keynote SIGOS.

Net income for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 was $27,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the same period last fiscal year. Non-GAAP net income for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 was $3.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to $5.6 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the same period last fiscal year. The company defines non-GAAP net income as GAAP net income (loss) adjusted for the provision (benefit) for income taxes, cash taxes from on-going operations, stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangibles, and any unusual items. In the first fiscal quarter of 2012, the change in fair value of acquisition-related contingent consideration was considered an unusual item. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share equals non-GAAP net income divided by the diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the period.

Management also believes non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful measure of operations. The company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest income, taxes, depreciation, amortization of purchased intangibles, stock-based compensation, other income (expense), net, and any unusual items. Adjusted EBITDA was $4.6 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2012, or 15% of revenue, compared to $7.0 million, or 26% of revenue, for the same period last fiscal year. Much of the decrease was related to the revenue accounting headwind.

Cash provided by operating activities was $5.0 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2012, compared to $4.6 million for the same period last fiscal year. Keynote defines free cash flow as cash flow from operations less cash used to purchase property, equipment and software. The company generated free cash flow of $3.6 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2012, compared to generating $3.8 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2011.

Nine Months Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended June 30, 2011

Revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 was $93.9 million, compared to $75.5 million in the same period a year ago. Keynote DeviceAnywhere contributed $12.8 million in revenue. Net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 was $4.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to $11.1 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 was $13.1 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $15.7 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago.

Cash provided by operating activities for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 was $11.2 million, compared to $13.6 million in the same period last year. For the nine months ended June 30, 2012, Adjusted EBITDA was $17.2 million, or 18% of revenue, compared to $18.7 million, or 25% of revenue, for the same period a year ago. Much of the decrease was related to the revenue accounting headwind.

Balance Sheet

At June 30, 2012, Keynote had $45.5 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments, compared to $101.4 million at September 30, 2011. Net deferred revenue was $17.3 million at June 30, 2012, compared to $18.5 million at September 30, 2011. The total shares outstanding at June 30, 2012 were 17.5 million, compared to 17.3 million at September 30, 2011.

Quarterly Cash Dividend

The board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share, payable September 15, 2012 to common stockholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2012.

Expectations for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter of 2012

The statements in this section of this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Keynote currently expects the following for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012:

Total revenue is expected to be between $29.0 million and $31.0 million.
GAAP results are expected to range from a net loss per share of $(0.02) to net income per diluted share of $0.06.
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be between $0.12 and $0.20.

The above guidance is based on the following assumptions:

Foreign exchange rates are expected to be significantly lower than a year ago and lower than rates in the fiscal third quarter of 2012.
Total costs and expenses excluding stock-based compensation and amortization of purchased intangibles are expected to be approximately the same as the third fiscal quarter.
Total stock-based compensation expense and amortization of purchased intangibles is expected to be approximately $2.8 million.
Depreciation is expected to be approximately $1.4 million.
Interest income and other, net is expected to be $50,000 assuming no material changes in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and currently planned uses of cash.
Cash taxes paid from on-going operations is expected to be approximately $300,000.
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are expected to be approximately 18.5 million shares, assuming some additional issuances of equity or equity-related securities and no significant changes in the company’s stock price.

Conference Call

Keynote will host a conference call and simultaneous Webcast at 2:00 pm (PDT) today, July 31, 2012. To access the call in the U.S., please dial (800) 588-4973, and for international callers dial (847) 230-5643. Callers may provide the following confirmation number 32862815 to access the call more quickly, and are encouraged to dial into the call 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start to prevent any delay in joining. The webcast can be accessed at www.keynote.com and is available for replay for 90 days. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the telephone replay in the U.S., please dial (888) 843-7419, and for international callers dial (630) 652-3042 and enter access code 32862815#.

Source: Keynote Systems, Inc.

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