FICO Announces Earnings of $2.90 per Share for First Quarter Fiscal 2021

Revenue of $312 million vs. $299 million in prior year

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 28, 2021 -
FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020.

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 GAAP Results
Net income for the quarter totaled $86.5 million, or $2.90 per share, versus $54.9 million, or $1.82 per share, in the prior year period.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter was $77.9 million versus $60.4 million in the prior year period.

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Non-GAAP Results
Non-GAAP Net Income for the quarter was $81.6 million versus $54.2 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP EPS for the quarter was $2.74 versus $1.80 in the prior year period. Free cash flow for the quarter was $74.9 million versus $53.9 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 2021 GAAP Revenue
The company reported revenues of $312.4 million for the quarter as compared to $298.5 million reported in the prior year period. 

“We are off to a good start in the new year,” said Will Lansing, chief executive officer. “We are delivering strong earnings growth as we continue the strategic transition to our SaaS platform.”

Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 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 $135.4 million in the first quarter, compared to $152.2 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 11%, due primarily to decreased license revenues in our Falcon Fraud products.
  • Scores revenues, which include the company’s business-to-business (B2B) scoring solutions and associated professional services, and business-to-consumer (B2C) service, were $144.7 million in the first quarter, compared to $115.1 million in the prior year period, an increase of 26%. B2B revenue increased 20%, driven largely by higher mortgage origination volumes and unit price increases.  B2C revenue increased 40% from the prior year period due to higher volumes at, as well as through our partners.
  • Decision Management Software revenues, which include Blaze Advisor®, Xpress Optimization, Decision Management Platform and related professional services, were $32.4 million in the first quarter compared to $31.2 million in the prior year period, an increase of 4%, due primarily to an increases in SaaS subscription revenue, partially offset by a decline in up-front license revenues.

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 2021 results and provide various strategic and operational updates. The call can be accessed at FICO's web site at A replay of the webcast will be available at our Past Events page through January 28, 2022.

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 165 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.

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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 impact of COVID-19 on macroeconomic conditions and FICO’s business, operations and personnel, 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 protect such data, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of any acquisitions, or divestitures, and material adverse developments in global economic conditions or in the markets we serve. Additional information on these risks and uncertainties and other factors that could affect FICO's future results are described from time to time in FICO's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020 and its subsequent filings with the SEC. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, FICO's results could differ materially from its expectations. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. FICO disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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