For the third quarter, Deltek expects to report license revenue of $18.0 to $18.5 million, compared to guidance of $22 to $23 million. Total revenue for Q3 2008 is expected to be $70 to $71 million, compared to guidance of $74 to $75.5 million.
GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.16 to $0.17 per diluted share, compared to guidance of $0.14 to $0.15 per diluted share. Included in these results is approximately $2.5 million of income tax savings, as a result of recently implemented international tax planning initiatives, along with other income tax credits, deductions and adjustments.
Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.21 to $0.22 per diluted share, compared to guidance of $0.19 to $0.20 per diluted share. Q3 non-GAAP EPS results exclude approximately $2.3 million of pre-tax expenses related to stock-based compensation and approximately $1.5 million for the amortization of acquired intangible assets, which includes $0.6 million for the recent acquisition of the MPM solutions and related assets.
Deltek expects to report operating cash flow of approximately $14 million in Q3. Cash and cash equivalents at quarter-end are expected to total approximately $29 million, reflecting the use of approximately $16 million for the MPM acquisition.
“In Q3, we experienced double-digit license revenue growth from our government contracting customers. However, sales to our architecture and engineering customers were below our expectations as the rapidly accelerating macro economic uncertainty resulted in delayed purchasing decisions by a significant number of our A&E customers,” said Kevin Parker, president and CEO of Deltek. “We continue to be engaged with the vast majority of these customers and anticipate, with the return of a level of economic stability, that these deals will close in the coming quarters.”
“Given the difficult economic environment, we are pleased with our results as our government contracting market remained strong, and we exceeded our EPS guidance due to a combination of strong margins, cost savings and tax planning initiatives.”
Conference Call Information
Deltek will host a conference call to discuss final third quarter 2008 results on November 6, 2008 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. The conference call also will be available via webcast at http://investor.deltek.com. A replay of this call will be available through November 13, 2008. To access this replay, dial 1-800-642-1687 in North America and 1-706-645-9291 outside North America. The confirmation number is 68882972.
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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