For the first quarter, Deltek expects to report license revenue of approximately $11 million, compared to guidance of $14 to $15 million.
Maintenance revenue is expected to be approximately $31 million as a result of continued high levels of renewals and low customer attrition. Due to the impact of the BearingPoint bankruptcy and lower training and implementation services and reimbursable expenses, consulting services revenue is expected to be approximately $20 million.
Total revenue for Q1 2009 is expected to be approximately $62 million, compared to guidance of $67 to $68 million.
GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.05 to $0.06 per diluted share, compared to guidance of $0.06 to $0.07 per diluted share. The impact of the BearingPoint bankruptcy had the effect of lowering EPS by approximately $0.01.
Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.12 to $0.13 per diluted share, compared to guidance of $0.13 to $0.14 per diluted share. Q1 non-GAAP EPS results exclude approximately $2.1 million of pre-tax expenses related to stock-based compensation, approximately $1.3 million for the amortization of acquired intangible assets and a restructuring charge of approximately $1.5 million.
In Q1, Deltek expects to report operating cash flow of approximately $17 million and an ending cash balance of approximately $43 million. During Q1, Deltek also reduced its indebtedness by $10.2 million.
“While our Q1 revenues were below our expectations as many of our customers continue to be impacted by the challenging economic environment, our continuing focus on operational improvements and recent cost savings initiatives enabled us to deliver a healthy bottom line and strong cash flow from operations,” said Kevin Parker, president and CEO of Deltek.
“While our architecture and engineering customers continue to be impacted in the short-term by the economic environment, we were able to achieve the same level of sales of our core GCS and Costpoint family of products to government contractor customers as compared to the prior year. Although our customers believe their businesses will continue to be impacted by the economy, they are encouraged by their future prospects and the anticipated impact of the government's economic stimulus package.”
Conference Call Information
Deltek will host a conference call to discuss final first quarter 2009 results on April 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access this call, dial 1-877-381-6419 in North America and 1-706-643-9496 outside North America. No password is required to join the call. The conference call also can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of Deltek's website ( http://investor.deltek.com). Those unable to participate in the live call may hear a replay through May 7, 2009 by dialing 1-800-642-1687 in North America and 1-706-645-9291 outside North America (pass code: 95013771). The replay also will be available through May 7, 2009 on Deltek's website.
Deltek (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business. For more information, visit www.deltek.com.
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