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January 28, 2016

FICO Announces Earnings of $0,59 per Share for First Quarter Fiscal 2016

January 28, 2016

Revenue of $200 million vs. $190 million in prior year

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 28, 2016 - FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015.

First Quarter Fiscal 2016 GAAP Results
Net income for the quarter totaled $19,2 million, or $0,59 per share, versus $14,4 million, or $0,43 per share, reported in the prior year period.

First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $32,1 million vs. $22,6 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP EPS for the quarter was $0,99 vs. $0,68 in the prior year period. Free cash flow for the quarter was $35,6 million vs. negative $4,9 million in the prior year period. The non-GAAP financial measures are described in the financial table captioned "Non-GAAP Results" and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP results in the financial tables at the end of this release.

First Quarter Fiscal 2016 GAAP Revenue 
The company reported revenues of $200,1 million for the quarter as compared to $189,5 million reported in the prior year period, an increase of 6 %. 

"We're off to a good start in 2016, as we continue to deliver both top- and bottom-line growth," said Will Lansing, chief executive officer. "Our Scores segment is performing particularly well, as we're seeing increased demand on both the B2B and B2C markets."

Revenues for the first quarter fiscal 2016 across each of the company’s three operating segments were as follows:

  • Applications revenues, which include the company’s preconfigured decision management applications and associated professional services, were $120,1 million in the first quarter compared to $115,5 million in the prior year quarter, an increase of 4 %. This was due primarily to revenues from our compliance solutions attributed to the TONBELLER acquisition. 
  • Scores revenues, which include the company’s business-to-business (B2B) scoring solutions and associated professional services, and the business-to-consumer (B2C) services, were $56 million in the first quarter, up 27 % from the prior year quarter.  The B2B revenue increased 8 % while the B2C revenue increased 88 % from the prior year quarter.
  • Tools revenues, which include Blaze Advisor®, Xpress Optimization and related professional services, were $23,9 million in the first quarter compared to $30,1 million in the prior year quarter, a decrease of 21 %, due primarily to a one-time favorable settlement in the prior year related to our Blaze product for under-reported royalties.

Outlook 
The company is reiterating its previously provided guidance for fiscal 2016, which is as follows:

 

Fiscal 2016 Guidance

 Revenue

$860 million - $870 million

 GAAP Net Income

$94 million - $98 million

 GAAP Earnings Per Share

$2,89 - $3,02

 Non-GAAP Net Income

$144 million - $148 million

 Non-GAAP Earnings
 Per Share

$4,43 - $4,55

The non-GAAP financial measures are described in the financial table captioned “Non-GAAP Guidance” and are reconciled to the corresponding GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

Company to Host Conference Call
The company will host a webcast today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to report its first quarter fiscal 2016 results and provide various strategic and operational updates. The call can be accessed at FICO's Web site at www.FICO.com/investors. A replay of the webcast will be available through January 28, 2017.

The webcast will also be distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. The webcast can be accessed via Thomson’s password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com).

Über FICO
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. The company’s groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO’s innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with the industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world’s top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release that relate to FICO or its business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the success of the Company's Decision Management strategy and reengineering initiative, the maintenance of its existing relationships and ability to create new relationships with customers and key alliance partners, its ability to continue to develop new and enhanced products and services, its ability to recruit and retain key technical and managerial personnel, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions, continuing material adverse developments in global economic conditions or in the markets we serve, and other risks described from time to time in FICO's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2015 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, FICO's results could differ materially from its expectations. FICO disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Q1 2016 Earnings Release Financials

Newsroom-Kontakte

Greg Jawski
Amerika

greg.jawski@porternovelli.com
+1 212-601-8248

Darcy Sullivan
Europa, Naher Osten und Afrika

dsullivan@fico.com
+44 (0) 209-940-8719

Saxon Shirley
Asien-Pazifik

saxonshirley@fico.com
+65 6422-7795

Marisa Arribas
Lateinamerika

marisaarribas@fico.com
+1 786 482 7231

Camila Placa
Brasilien

camilaplaca@fico.com
+55 11 5189-8258