FICO Announces Earnings of $3.00 per Share for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021

Revenue of $335 million vs. $374 million in prior year

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Bozeman, MT – November 10, 2021 -

FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading applied analytics company, today announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 GAAP Results

Net income for the quarter totaled $85.7 million, or $3.00 per share, versus $59.1 million, or $1.98 per share, in the prior year period.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter was $91.8 million versus $136.2 million in the prior year period.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP Net Income for the quarter was $111.9 million versus $97.0 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP EPS for the quarter was $3.92 versus $3.25 in the prior year period. Free cash flow was $90.0 million for the current quarter versus $135.3 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.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 GAAP Revenue

The company reported revenues of $334.6 million for the quarter as compared to $374.4 million reported in the prior year period.

“We had a strong finish to another great year,” said Will Lansing, chief executive officer. “We are increasing our transparency around our software business, providing additional subscription metrics.”

The company changed its reporting segments, merging its legacy Applications and Decision Management Software segments into a new Software segment, and retaining its Scores segment. Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 across the company’s two operating segments were as follows:

  • Software revenues, which include the company’s analytics and digital decisioning technology, were $166.0 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $221.7 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 25%, primarily due to a reduction in up-front recognition of term license revenues for on-premises software sales,  the sale of the Debt Collections and Recovery product line in early June, and a decline in professional services. Year-over-year, Software Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) was up 7% year over year, consisting of 58% Platform ARR growth and 1% non-Platform growth. Software Dollar-Based Net Retention Rate was 106% year-over-year, with Platform Solutions at 143% and Non-Platform Solutions at 100%.
  • Scores revenues, which include the company’s business-to-business (B2B) scoring solutions, and business-to-consumer (B2C) solutions, were $168.6 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 10% compared to $152.7 million in the prior year period which included a one-time royalty true-up. B2B revenue increased 2%, driven largely by unit price increases and volumes, partially offset by the non-recurring prior year true-up. B2C revenue increased 32% from the prior year period due to higher volumes at, as well as through our partners.


The company is providing the following guidance for fiscal 2022:

  Fiscal 2022 Guidance
Revenues $1.35 billion
GAAP Net Income $318 million
GAAP EPS $11.29
Non GAAP Net Income $397 million
Non GAAP EPS $14.12


The Non-GAAP financial measures are described in the financial table captioned “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Guidance.”

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 fourth 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 Events page under Past Events through November 10, 2022.

About FICO

FICO (NYSE: FICO), a Delaware corporation, was founded in 1956 on the premise that data, used intelligently, can improve business decisions. Today, FICO’s software and the widely used FICO® Score operationalize analytics, enabling thousands of businesses in nearly 120 countries to uncover new opportunities, make timely decisions that matter, and execute them at scale. Most leading banks and credit card issuers rely on our solutions, as do insurers, retailers, telecommunications providers, automotive companies, public agencies, and organizations in other industries. We also serve consumers through online services that enable people to access and understand their FICO Scores, the standard measure in the U.S. of consumer credit risk, empowering them to increase financial literacy and manage their financial health.

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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 business strategy and reengineering efforts, 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, the effects of, and any changes in, laws and regulations applicable to the Company’s business or its customers, the failure to protect data privacy and security, 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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