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Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


Form 10-Q

 


 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2006

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 1-11869

 


FactSet Research Systems Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware   13-3362547

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

601 Merritt 7, Norwalk, Connecticut   06851
(Address of principal executive office)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 810-1000

 


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated Filer  x    Accelerated Filer  ¨    Non-Accelerated Filer  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

The total number of shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.01 par value, outstanding on November 30, 2006, was 48,982,465.

 



Table of Contents

FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Form 10-Q

Table of Contents

 

     Page
Part I FINANCIAL INFORMATION   
Item 1.   Financial Statements   
  Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005    3
  Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition as of November 30, 2006 and August 31, 2006    4
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005    5
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements    6
Item 2.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations    15
Item 3.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk    21
Item 4.   Controls and Procedures    21
Part II OTHER INFORMATION   
Item 2.   Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds    22
Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders    22
Item 6.   Exhibits    22
  Signature    23

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FactSet Research Systems Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME – Unaudited

 

     Three Months Ended
November 30,
(In thousands, except per share data)    2006    2005

Revenues

   $ 108,881    $ 89,654

Operating expenses

     

Cost of services

     34,941      28,064

Selling, general and administrative

     38,519      34,187
             

Total operating expenses

     73,460      62,251

Income from operations

     35,421      27,403

Other income

     1,487      1,702
             

Income before income taxes

     36,908      29,105

Provision for income taxes

     13,113      9,910
             

Net income

   $ 23,795    $ 19,195
             

Basic earnings per common share

   $ 0.49    $ 0.40

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ 0.47    $ 0.38

Weighted average common shares (Basic)

     48,957      48,373

Weighted average common shares (Diluted)

     51,079      50,061

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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FactSet Research Systems Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION – Unaudited

 

(In thousands, except share data)  

November 30,

2006

   

August 31,

2006

 

CURRENT ASSETS

   

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 138,877     $ 126,549  

Investments

    16,908       16,641  

Receivables from clients and clearing broker, net of reserves

    61,199       59,190  

Deferred taxes

    1,500       1,600  

Other current assets

    3,911       3,000  
               

Total current assets

    222,395       206,980  

LONG-TERM ASSETS

   

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, at cost

    153,870       145,359  

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

    (90,409 )     (85,547 )
               

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

    63,461       59,812  

Goodwill

    144,058       141,354  

Intangible assets, net

    42,000       43,074  

Deferred taxes

    4,219       3,554  

Other assets

    2,422       2,454  
               

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 478,555     $ 457,228  
               

CURRENT LIABILITIES

   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

  $ 19,174     $ 18,110  

Accrued compensation

    6,981       21,407  

Deferred fees

    22,821       25,322  

Dividends payable

    2,939       2,933  

Taxes payable

    19,026       9,689  

Note payable

    1,924       1,840  
               

Total current liabilities

    72,865       79,301  

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

   

Deferred taxes

    8,373       8,536  

Deferred rent and other non-current liabilities

    11,692       10,703  
               

TOTAL LIABILITIES

    92,930       98,540  
               

Commitments and contingencies (See Note 7)

   

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued

    —         —    

Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 55,587,325 and 55,395,289 shares issued; 48,982,465 and 48,889,483 shares outstanding at November 30, 2006 and August 31, 2006, respectively

    556       554  

Capital in excess of par value

    137,907       130,033  

Retained earnings

    398,705       377,846  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

    6,653       3,328  

Treasury stock, at cost: 6,604,860 and 6,505,806 shares at November 30, 2006 and August 31, 2006, respectively

    (158,196 )     (153,073 )
               

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    385,625       358,688  
               

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

  $ 478,555     $ 457,228  
               

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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FactSet Research Systems Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS – Unaudited

 

    

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 
(In thousands)    2006     2005  

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

    

Net income

   $ 23,795     $ 19,195  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

    

Depreciation and amortization

     6,574       5,675  

Stock-based compensation expense

     2,449       2,538  

Deferred income taxes

     (961 )     (1,014 )

Gain on sale of Company-owned real estate

     —         (1,342 )

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions

    

Receivables from clients and clearing broker, net

     (1,972 )     (1,740 )

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     1,023       (5,694 )

Accrued compensation

     (14,540 )     (10,982 )

Deferred fees

     (2,717 )     (949 )

Taxes payable

     9,308       6,134  

Landlord contributions

     359       —    

Other working capital accounts, net

     (371 )     235  
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     22,947       12,056  

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

    

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

     —         (21,163 )

Proceeds from sales of investments

     5,154       8,068  

Purchases of investments

     (5,438 )     (8,689 )

Proceeds from sale of Company-owned real estate

     —         2,910  

Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements

     (7,973 )     (1,417 )
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (8,257 )     (20,291 )

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

    

Dividend payments

     (2,931 )     (2,378 )

Repurchase of common stock

     (5,123 )     (256 )

Proceeds from employee stock plans

     3,978       1,822  

Income tax benefits from stock option exercises

     1,447       343  
                

Net cash used in financing activities

     (2,629 )     (469 )

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     267       318  
                

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     12,328       (8,386 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     126,549       59,457  
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 138,877     $ 51,071  
                

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FactSet Research Systems Inc.

November 30, 2006

(Unaudited)

1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (the “Company” or “FactSet”) is a leading provider of global financial and economic information, including fundamental financial data on tens of thousands of companies worldwide. FactSet offers access to financial data and analytics to thousands of investment professionals around the world. Combining hundreds of databases into its own dedicated online service, FactSet provides the tools to download, combine, and manipulate financial data for investment analysis. FactSet applications support and make more efficient workflows for buy and sell-side professionals. These professionals include portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers and fixed income professionals. FactSet applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, real-time news and quotes and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying financial data as of November 30, 2006 and for the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005 has been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The August 31, 2006 Consolidated Balance Sheet was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. However, the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the financial statements and footnotes to them included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006.

In the opinion of management, the accompanying statements of financial condition and related interim statements of income and cash flows include all normal adjustments in order to present fairly the results of the Company’s operations for the periods presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany activity and balances have been eliminated from the consolidated financial statements.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates have been made in areas that include income and other taxes, useful lives of fixed and intangible assets, accrued liabilities, accrued compensation, stock-based compensation, receivable reserves, contingent liabilities and allocation of purchase price to assets and liabilities acquired. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Revenue Recognition

FactSet revenues are derived from month-to-month subscriptions to services known as workstations (also referred to as users), content and applications. At the option of each investment management client, FactSet services may be paid either in commissions from securities transactions or in cash. To facilitate the payment for services in commissions, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, FactSet Data Systems, Inc. (“FDS”), is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and is a registered broker-dealer under Section 15 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Services paid in commissions are derived from securities transactions introduced and cleared on a fully disclosed basis through clearing brokers. That is, a client paying subscription charges on a commission basis directs the clearing broker to credit the commission on the transaction to FDS at the time the client executes a securities transaction. Clients may also direct commissions to unrelated third party brokers and request that cash be transmitted to FactSet to pay for its services.

 

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FactSet applies Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 104 (“SAB 104”), Revenue Recognition, to its business arrangements for revenue recognition. Primarily all clients are invoiced monthly to reflect the actual services provided. Remaining clients are invoiced quarterly or annually in advance. Subscription revenue is earned each month as the service is rendered to clients on a monthly basis. A provision is estimated for billing adjustments and cancellations of service related to prior periods. Such provisions are accounted for as a reduction of subscription revenue, with a corresponding reduction to subscriptions receivable. FactSet recognizes revenue when all the following criteria are met:

 

    The client subscribes to FactSet services,

 

    the FactSet service has been rendered and earned during the month,

 

    the amount of the subscription is fixed and determinable based on established rates for each product offering, quoted on an annualized basis, and

 

    collectibility is reasonably assured.

Under the guidance in SAB 104, the Company’s subscriptions represent a single earnings process. Collection of subscription revenues through FDS’s external clearing broker does not represent a separate service or earnings process since FDS is not the principal party to the settlement of the securities transactions for which the clearing broker charges clearing fees. Clearing fees are recorded as a reduction to revenues in the period incurred, at the time that a client executes securities transactions through the clearing broker. The Company earns the right to recover the clearing fee from its clients at the time the securities transactions are executed, which is the period in which the clearing fees are incurred.

Amounts that have been earned but not yet paid through the receipt of commissions on securities transactions or through cash payments are reflected on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition as receivables from clients and clearing broker, net. Amounts invoiced in advance or client payments that are in excess of earned subscription revenues are reflected on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition as deferred fees.

The Company calculates a receivable reserve through analyzing aged client receivables each month and reviewing historical Company information, industry trends and general market conditions. As of November 30, 2006 and August 31, 2006, the receivable reserve was $1.2 million, respectively.

Property, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements

Computers and related equipment are depreciated on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of three years or less. The Company is in the process of transitioning from Hewlett Packard Alpha mainframe machines to Hewlett Packard Integrity mainframe machines. As such, the estimated useful life of Alpha mainframe machines has been changed based their projected replacement. Alpha mainframes purchased after September 1, 2006 are depreciated on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of eighteen months. Alpha mainframes purchased between April and August 2006 are depreciated on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of two years. Alpha mainframes purchased before April 2006 are depreciated on a straight-line basis over an estimated useful life of three years. Depreciation of furniture and fixtures is recognized using the double declining balance method over estimated useful lives between five and seven years. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the terms of the related leases or estimated useful lives of the improvements, whichever period is shorter.

3. NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In June 2006, the FASB issued FIN 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes. This interpretation clarified the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in accordance with SFAS 109. Specifically, FIN 48 clarifies the application of SFAS 109 by defining a criterion that an individual tax position must meet for any part of the benefit of that position to be recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements. Additionally, FIN 48 provides guidance on measurement, derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods of income taxes, as well as the required disclosure and transition. This interpretation is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006. The Company is currently evaluating the requirements of FIN 48 and has not yet determined if the adoption of FIN 48 will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In September 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued SAB 108, Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements, which provides interpretive guidance on how the effects of the carryover or reversal of prior year misstatements should be considered in quantifying a current year misstatement. The guidance is applicable for fiscal years ending after November 15, 2006. The Company does not believe SAB 108 will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS 157, Fair Value Measurements. Among other requirements, SFAS 157 defines fair value and establishes a framework for measuring fair value and also expands disclosure about the use of fair value to measure assets and liabilities. SFAS 157 is effective for the first fiscal year beginning after November 15, 2007. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of SFAS 157 on its financial position and results of operations.

 

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The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 was enacted in December 2006 and includes the extension of the Research and Development Credit (the “R&D Tax Credit”) from January 2006 through December 2007. The R&D Tax Credit is anticipated to have a favorable impact on FactSet’s effective tax rate for fiscal 2007. The second quarter’s provision for income taxes will reflect the reduction of FactSet’s estimated taxes from January through November 2006 and is expected to increase earnings per share by $0.02.

4. COMMON STOCK AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

On November 14, 2006, the Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share. The cash dividend was paid on December 19, 2006, to common stockholders of record on November 30, 2006. Shares of common stock outstanding were as follows (in thousands):

 

     2006     2005

Balance at September 1

   48,889     48,341

Common stock issued for employee stock plans

   192     60

Repurchase of common stock

   (99 )   —  
          

Balance at November 30

   48,982     48,401
          

Share Repurchase Program

On June 20, 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of FactSet common stock. Repurchases will be made from time to time in the open market and privately negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions. No minimum number of shares to be repurchased has been fixed. During the three months ended November 30, 2006, the Company repurchased 92,500 shares at an average cost of $51.89 per share under the program. At November 30 2006, $31.3 million remains authorized for future share repurchases. The remaining 6,554 shares repurchased during fiscal 2007 were primarily repurchases of common stock owned by employees in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which was terminated on June 20, 2005.

Earnings per Share

A reconciliation between the weighted average shares outstanding used in the basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) computations is as follows (in thousands, except per share data):

 

      Net Income
(Numerator)
  

Weighted Average

Common Shares
(Denominator)

   Per Share
Amount

For the three months ended November 30, 2006

        

Basic EPS

        

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 23,795    48,957    $ 0.49

Diluted EPS

        

Dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock

     —      2,122   
              

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 23,795    51,079    $ 0.47
              

For the three months ended November 30, 2005

        

Basic EPS

        

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 19,195    48,373    $ 0.40

Diluted EPS

        

Dilutive effect of stock options

     —      1,688   
              

Income available to common stockholders

   $ 19,195    50,061    $ 0.38
              

Dilutive potential common shares consist of employee stock options and restricted stock awards. No weighted average stock options or restricted stock awards were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended November 30, 2006 because their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive. There were 282,047 weighted average stock options and restricted stock awards excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three months ended November 30, 2005, because their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.

 

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5. INTANGIBLE ASSETS

The Company’s identifiable intangible assets consist primarily of acquired technology, customer relationships, certain acquired content databases, trade names, and non-compete agreements resulting from the acquisitions of the Insyte, LionShares, Mergerstat, CallStreet, JCF, TrueCourse, DSI, AlphaMetrics and Global Filings businesses in August 2000, April 2001, January 2003, May 2004, September 2004, January 2005, August 2005, September 2005, and February 2006, respectively. During fiscal 2006, $8.5 million of identifiable intangible assets were added as a result of the acquisition of the AlphaMetrics business and Global Filings. The acquired businesses and related assets have been fully integrated into the Company’s operations. The weighted average useful life of all acquired intangible assets is 9.8 years at November 30, 2006.

The Company amortizes intangible assets over their estimated useful lives. Amortizable intangible assets are tested for impairment based on undiscounted cash flows, and, if impaired, written down to fair value based on either discounted cash flows or appraised values. No impairment of intangible assets has been identified during any of the periods presented. These intangible assets have no assigned residual values.

The gross carrying amounts and accumulated amortization totals related to the Company’s identifiable intangible assets are as follows (in thousands):

 

At November 30, 2006

   Gross Carrying Amount    Accumulated Amortization    Net Carrying Amount

Data content

   $ 22,291    $ 4,795    $ 17,496

Software technology

     19,275      6,638      12,637

Customer relationships

     14,454      3,674      10,780

Trade names

     1,701      1,086      615

Non-compete agreements

     1,350      878      472
                    

Total

   $ 59,071    $ 17,071    $ 42,000
                    

 

At August 31, 2006

   Gross Carrying Amount    Accumulated Amortization    Net Carrying Amount

Data content

   $ 21,740    $ 4,335    $ 17,405

Software technology

     19,078      5,774      13,304

Customer relationships

     14,149      3,046      11,103

Trade names

     1,654      928      726

Non-compete agreements

     1,330      794      536
                    

Total

   $ 57,951    $ 14,877    $ 43,074
                    

There were no intangible assets acquired during the three months ended November 30, 2006. The change in the gross carrying amount of intangible assets at November 30, 2006 as compared to August 31, 2006 was due to foreign currency translation adjustments.

Amortization expense for intangible assets for the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005 was $2.0 million and $2.1 million, respectively. Estimated intangible asset amortization expense for fiscal 2007 and the five succeeding years is as follows (in thousands):

 

Years Ended August 31,

   Estimated Amortization Expense

2007 (Remainder)

   $ 5,849

2008

     7,006

2009

     6,622

2010

     6,146

2011

     3,750

Thereafter

     12,627
      

Total

   $ 42,000
      

6. GOODWILL

Goodwill has resulted from the acquisitions of the Insyte, LionShares, Mergerstat, CallStreet, JCF, TrueCourse, DSI, AlphaMetrics and Global Filings businesses. Goodwill resulting from the acquisitions of Insyte, LionShares, Mergerstat, CallStreet, JCF, AlphaMetrics and Global Filings are income tax-deductible based on the structure of the acquisition. On an ongoing basis, the Company evaluates goodwill at the reporting unit level for indications of potential impairment. Goodwill is tested for impairment based on the present value of discounted cash flows, and, if impaired, written down to fair value

 

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based on discounted cash flows. Based on the guidance in SFAS 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, the Company has determined that there were three reporting units during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005, which are consistent with the operating segments reported under SFAS 131, Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information because there is no discrete financial information available for the subsidiaries within each operating segment. The Company’s reporting units evaluated for potential impairment during fiscal years 2007, 2006 and 2005 were the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, which reflects the level of internal reporting the Company’s uses to manage its business and operations. The Company performs its annual goodwill impairment test during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, as well as any additional impairment test required on an event-driven basis. In the fourth quarter of each of fiscal 2006, 2005 and 2004, the Company performed its annual goodwill impairment test and determined that goodwill was not impaired.

Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment for the three months ended November 30, 2006 are as follows (in thousands):

 

      U.S.    Europe    Total

Balance at August 31, 2006

   $ 62,999    $ 78,355    $ 141,354

Goodwill acquired during the period

     —        —        —  

Purchase price adjustments

     —        —        —  

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     —        2,704      2,704
                    

Balance at November 30, 2006

   $ 62,999    $ 81,059    $ 144,058
                    

7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Lease Commitments

At November 30, 2006, the Company leased office space domestically in Norwalk, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; five locations in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Manchester, New Hampshire; Reston, Virginia; Newark, New Jersey; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; San Mateo and Santa Monica, California; and outside the U.S. in London; Tokyo; Hong Kong; Sydney; Singapore; Frankfurt; Milan; and Paris and Avon, France. The leases expire on various dates through March 2021. Total minimum rental payments associated with the leases are recorded as rent (a component of selling, general and administrative expenses) on a straight-line basis over the periods of the respective non-cancelable lease terms.

At November 30, 2006, the Company’s lease commitments for office space provide for the following future minimum rental payments under non-cancelable operating leases with remaining terms in excess of one year (in thousands):

 

Years Ended August 31,

    

2007 (Remainder)

   $ 6,577

2008

     9,307

2009

     10,596

2010

     11,527

2011

     10,618

Thereafter

     67,158
      

Minimum lease payments

   $ 115,783
      

Revolving Credit Facilities

In March 2006, the Company renewed its 364-day revolving credit facility and continued to maintain its three-year credit facility. The credit facilities (the “facilities”) are available in an aggregate principal amount of up to $25.0 million for working capital and general corporate purposes, with the facilities split into two equal tranches and maturing in March 2007 and March 2008. Approximately $3.2 million in aggregate of these credit facilities has been utilized for letters of credit issued during the ordinary course of business as of November 30, 2006. The Company is obligated to pay a commitment fee on the unused portion of the facilities at a weighted average annual rate of 0.125%. The facilities also contain covenants that, among other things, require the Company to maintain minimum levels of consolidated net worth and certain leverage and fixed charge ratios.

Taxes

In the normal course of business, the Company’s tax filings are subject to audit by federal, state and foreign tax authorities. Audits by three tax authorities are currently ongoing. There is inherent uncertainty in the audit process. The Company made its best estimate of the probable liabilities that exist and recorded an estimate. The Company has no reason to believe that such audits will result in the payment of additional taxes or penalties, or both, that would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations or financial position, beyond current estimates.

 

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Contingent Consideration in connection with previously completed business combinations

StreamVPN Limited

On September 1, 2005, the Company acquired all the outstanding share capital of StreamVPN Limited (now known as FactSet Research Systems Limited, the “AlphaMetrics business”), for aggregate consideration of $26.4 million, including $2.6 million based on the level of working capital of the AlphaMetrics business as of September 1, 2005. Pursuant to a definitive agreement dated July 27, 2005, contingent consideration was to be payable if certain revenue targets were met during the twelve-month period ending October 31, 2006. However, based on actual revenues generated by the AlphaMetrics business during the twelve-month period ending October 31, 2006, no consideration is to be paid.

JCF Group of companies

In relation to the JCF transaction, up to €5,000,000 of contingent consideration will be payable if certain subscription targets are met during the period September 1, 2004 through May 31, 2007. As of November 30, 2006, no targets have been attained or projected to be achieved, and as such, no amount of contingent consideration has been accrued for at November 30, 2006.

8. EMPLOYEE STOCK PLANS

On September 1, 2005, the Company adopted SFAS 123(R) which requires the measurement and recognition of compensation expense for all share-based payment awards made to employees and directors including employee stock options and employee stock purchases related to the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“employee stock purchases”) based on estimated fair values. Stock-based compensation expense recognized is based on the value of share awards that are scheduled to vest during the period. Upon adoption of SFAS 123(R), the Company elected to use the straight-line attribution method for all awards with graded vesting features and service conditions only. It was the Company’s policy decision upon the adoption of SFAS 123(R) and is applied consistently for all awards with similar features granted or modified after the date of adoption. Under this method, the amount of compensation cost that is recognized on any date is at least equal to the vested portion of the award on that date. In accordance with footnote 85 of SFAS 123(R), for all stock-based awards with performance conditions, the graded vesting attribution method is used by the Company to determine the monthly stock-based compensation expense over the applicable vesting periods.

Stock Option Awards

The Company estimates the fair value of awards on the date of grant using an option-pricing model. Non-performance based options expire either seven or ten years from the date of grant and vest at a rate of 20% after the first year and 1.67% per month thereafter for years two through five. Performance based options expire seven years from the date of grant and, in addition to the related performance conditions, vest at a rate of 40% after the first two years and 1.67% per month thereafter for years three through five. Options become vested and exercisable provided the employee continues employment with the Company through the applicable vesting date, and remain exercisable until expiration or cancellation.

Performance-based options require management to make assumptions regarding the likelihood of achieving Company performance goals. The number of performance-based options that ultimately vest will be predicated on the Company achieving certain financial performance levels for fiscal years 2007 and 2008. Dependent on the financial performance levels attained by FactSet during fiscal years 2007 and 2008, 20%, 60%, 100% or none of the performance-based stock options will ultimately vest to the grantees of those stock options. At November 30, 2006 we have estimated that 20% or 184,998 of the performance-based stock options should vest. This results in unamortized stock-based compensation expense of $2.4 million as of November 30, 2006, which is to be recognized by the Company over the next fifty-six months. A change in the actual financial performance levels achieved by the Company could result in the following changes to the Company’s current estimate of the vesting percentage and related expense (in thousands):

 

Vesting Percentage

   Total Unamortized Stock-based
Compensation Expense at Date of Grant
   Average Quarterly
Expense to be Recognized

0%

   $ —      $ —  

20%

   $ 2,605    $ 130

60%

   $ 7,814    $ 391

100%

   $ 13,024    $ 651

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The following table summarizes stock-based compensation expense under SFAS 123(R) for the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005, which was allocated as follows (in thousands):

 

     2006     2005  

Cost of services

   $ 757     $ 796  

Selling, general and administrative

     1,692       1,742  
                

Stock-based compensation included in operating expenses

     2,449       2,538  

Tax impact of stock-based compensation

     (869 )     (763 )
                

Stock-based compensation, net of tax

   $ 1,580     $ 1,775  
                

As of November 30, 2006, $23.2 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to non-vested awards is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.6 years. There were no stock-based compensation costs capitalized as of November 30, 2006 and 2005.

Stock Option Fair Value Determination

The Company utilizes the lattice-binomial option-pricing model (“binomial model”) to estimate the fair value of new stock option grants. The Company’s determination of fair value of share-based payment awards on the date of grant using the binomial model is affected by the Company’s stock price as well as assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to the Company’s expected stock price volatility over the term of the awards, interest rates and actual employee stock option exercise behaviors. There were no employee stock options granted during the three months ended November 30, 2006.

The weighted average estimated value of employee stock options granted during the three months ended November 30, 2005 was $10.31 per share, using the lattice-binomial option model with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

Term structure of risk-free interest rate

   3.42% - 4.06 %

Expected life *

   4.2 years  

Term structure of volatility

   24.84% - 46.55 %

Dividend yield

   0.6 %

 

* Expected life is an output in a binomial model as opposed to being an input in the Black-Scholes model.

The risk-free interest rate assumption for periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s stock. The Company uses historical data to estimate option exercises and employee termination within the valuation model. The dividend yield assumption is based on the Company’s history and expectation of dividend payouts.

The expected life of employee stock options represents the weighted-average period the stock options are expected to remain outstanding and is a derived output of the binomial model. The expected life of employee stock options is impacted by all of the underlying assumptions and calibration of the Company’s model. The binomial model assumes that employees’ exercise behavior is a function of the option’s remaining vested life and the extent to which the option is in-the-money. The binomial model estimates the probability of exercise as a function of these two variables based on the entire history of exercises and cancellations of all past option grants made by the Company.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

FactSet utilizes the Black-Scholes model to calculate the estimated fair value of the Company’s employee stock purchase plan grants. The weighted average estimated value of employee stock purchase plan grants during the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005 was $9.20 and $6.68 per share, respectively, with the following weighted average assumptions:

 

    

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 
     2006     2005  

Risk-free interest rate

   5.03 %   3.37 %

Expected life

   3 months     3 months  

Expected volatility

   11 %   21 %

Dividend yield

   0.4 %   0.6 %

Restricted Stock Awards

The Company granted restricted stock awards which entitle the holder to shares of common stock as the award vests over time. Restricted stock grants are amortized to expense over the vesting period using the straight-line method. The Company granted 49,178 shares of common stock in restricted stock grants in fiscal 2005. Based on the $37.51 average market price of FactSet common stock on the grant date, a deferred compensation charge of $1.8 million was recorded as a reduction to

 

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capital in excess of par value in stockholders’ equity and is being amortized ratably to stock-based compensation expense over the vesting period of four years. There were no restricted stock grants during the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005.

9. SEGMENTS

The Company has three reportable segments based on geographic operations: the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. Each segment markets online integrated database services to investment managers, investment banks and other financial services professionals. The U.S. segment services financial institutions throughout North America, while the European and Asia Pacific segments service investment professionals located throughout Europe, Asia and other regions.

The European segment is headquartered in London, England and maintains office locations in France, Germany, and Italy. The Asia Pacific segment is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with office locations in Hong Kong and Australia. Sales and consulting personnel are the primary functional groups based at foreign operations. Segment revenues reflect direct sales of products and services to clients based in their respective geographic locations. There are no intersegment or intercompany sales of the FactSet service. Each segment records compensation, including stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, deprecation of furniture and fixtures, amortization of leasehold improvements, communication costs, professional fees, rent expense, travel, marketing, office and other direct expenses related to its employees. Expenditures associated with the Company’s data centers, clearing fees net of recoveries, data costs and corporate headquarters charges are recorded by the U.S. segment and are not allocated to the European and Asia Pacific segments. At November 30, 2006, total goodwill of $144.1 million, is allocated to the U.S. segment totaling $63.0 million and in the European segment totaling $81.1 million. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those described in Note 2, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies.

The following tables reflect the results of operations of the segments consistent with the Company’s management system. These results are used, in part, by management, both in evaluating the performance of, and in allocating resources to, each of the segments.

 

(In thousands)

   U.S.    Europe    Asia
Pacific
   Total

For the three months ended November 30, 2006

           

Revenues from clients

   $ 76,459    $ 26,469    $ 5,953    $ 108,881

Segment operating profit

     24,565      7,847      3,009      35,421

Total assets at November 30, 2006

     324,636      147,303      6,616      478,555

For the three months ended November 30, 2005

           

Revenues from clients

   $ 64,372    $ 20,809    $ 4,473    $ 89,654

Segment operating profit

     17,115      7,347      2,941      27,403

Total assets at November 30, 2005

     237,861      115,839      5,782      359,482

10. NOTE PAYABLE

On September 1, 2005, the Company issued an unsecured floating rate note in the amount of $1.7 million, maturing in September 2010. The note bears interest from and including September 1, 2005 at the rate of one percent below LIBOR and payable semi-annually. The note was issued in accordance with the Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the Share Capital of the AlphaMetrics business dated as of July 27, 2005 among the Company, AlphaMetrics and other parties. The note was issued in lieu of a seller’s cash entitlement. The noteholder has the option to require the Company to repay all or any part of the note as of March 1, 2006 or any subsequent interest payment date. The note was paid in full on December 8, 2006.

 

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11. COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

The components of comprehensive income were as follows for the periods presented (in thousands):

 

    

Three Months Ended

November 30,

 
     2006    2005  
Net income    $ 23,795    $ 19,195  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:      

Net changes in unrealized gain (loss) on investments

     17      (3 )

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     3,308      (4,305 )
               
Comprehensive income      $27,120      $14,887  
               

The components of accumulated other comprehensive income were as follows (in thousands):

 

     November 30,
2006
   August 31,
2006

Accumulated unrealized gains on investments, net of tax

   $ 60    $ 43

Accumulated foreign currency translation adjustment

     6,593      3,285
             

Total accumulated other comprehensive income

   $ 6,653    $ 3,328
             

12. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On December 18, 2006, the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Company adopted an amendment to Article V, Section 1 of the Company’s by-laws (the “By-laws”) to delegate the authority to elect vice presidents of the Company to the management of the Company.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Executive Overview

FactSet is a leading provider of global financial and economic information, including fundamental financial data on tens of thousands of companies worldwide. Our applications support and make more efficient workflows for buy and sell-side professionals. These professionals include portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers and fixed income professionals. Our applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, real-time news and quotes and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios.

We combine more than 200 databases, including content regarding tens of thousands of companies and securities from major markets all over the globe, into a single online platform of information and analytics. Clients have simultaneous access to content from an array of sources, which they can combine and utilize in any of our applications. We are also fully integrated with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint. This integration allows our users to create extensive custom reports. Our revenues are derived from month-to-month subscriptions to services, databases and financial applications. Approximately 75% of our revenue is generated from our investment management clients, while the remaining revenue is primarily derived from investment banking clients.

Employee count at November 30, 2006 was 1,432, up 17% from a year ago and 5% over the last three months. Our total sales force grew approximately at the rate of revenues. The headcount growth in the quarter reflects our successful recruiting efforts. Approximately one-third of the employees conduct sales and consulting services, another one-third are involved in product development, software and systems engineering and the remaining are involved with content collection or provide administrative support.

Results of Operations

 

     Three Months Ended November 30,  

(In thousands, except per share data)

   2006    2005    % Change  

Revenues

   $ 108,881    $ 89,654    21 %

Cost of services

     34,941      28,064    25  

Selling, general and administrative

     38,519      34,187    13  

Income from operations

     35,421      27,403    29  

Net income

     23,795      19,195    24  

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ 0.47    $ 0.38    24 %

Diluted weighted average common shares

     51,079      50,061   

Revenues

 

(in thousands)

Three Months ended November 30,

   2006     2005     % Change  

Domestic

   $ 76,459     $  64,372     19 %

% of revenues

     70.2 %     71.8 %  

International

   $ 32,422     $ 25,282     28 %

% of revenues

     29.8 %     28.2 %  

Consolidated

   $  108,881     $ 89,654     21 %

Revenues - Revenues for the three months ended November 30, 2006 increased 21% to $108.9 million from $89.7 million for the same period ended November 30, 2005. Excluding $1.4 million of revenues attributable to Global Filings which has been owned less than twelve months and the impact of foreign currency, revenue growth was 20% year over year. The catalyst behind our performance was broad based growth across many product lines and geographies. Key drivers included our appeal to larger institutions to scale FactSet across many users groups and our ability to deliver intensive computing power and analytics to end users. The revenue growth rate of our U.S. business was 19% and our international business grew at a rate of 28% during the three months ended November 30, 2006. On a constant currency basis and excluding the acquisition of Global Filings, international revenues advanced 22%. Applications such as Marquee, our suite of Portfolio Analysis services,

 

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deeper penetration within sell side firms and expanded content choices deepened users’ engagement with our products and caused clients, users and subscriptions to increase. Subscriptions to databases and applications to existing clients comprised approximately half of our revenue growth. New clients and users accounted for the remainder.

Our Portfolio Analytics applications continued to be a source of growth during fiscal 2007. This suite is comprehensive and includes the applications for portfolio attribution, risk and quantitative analysis. Demand for our quantitative services was strong. Clients have been receptive to the new version of our Alphatesting application and new content to analyze as reported data back in time. The portfolio analysis workstation is the largest revenue contributing member of the Portfolio Analytics suite. Approximately 485 clients consisting of 4,000 users subscribed to the PA 2.0 application as of November 30, 2006, a net increase of 55 clients and 600 users over the prior year.

Subscriptions - “Subscriptions” at a given point in time represent the forward-looking revenues for the next twelve months from all subscription services currently being supplied to our clients. With proper notice to us, our clients are generally able to add to, delete portions of, or terminate service at any time. At November 30, 2006, subscriptions were $439.5 million, up $77.6 million or 21% from the prior year total of $361.9 million. Subscriptions from overseas operations increased from $100.9 million at November 30, 2005 to $131.3 million at November 30, 2006, representing 30% of the company-wide total. On a constant currency basis and excluding the acquisition of Global Filings, the subscription increase from November 30, 2005 to November 30, 2006 was $70.8 million or 19.6%. Subscription growth was strong, representing the power of our products and client service model. At quarter-end, the average subscription per client was $240,000, up from $237,000 at August 31, 2006 and $224,000 at November 30, 2005. Subscription growth in fiscal 2007 was due to the addition of net new clients, incremental subscriptions to our services by existing clients and increased users.

Clients and Users - At November 30, 2006, client count was 1,830, an increase of 216 clients or 13% over the prior 12 months. Included in this rise was the net addition of 20 clients from the acquisition of Global Filings in February 2006. We added 45 net new clients during the first quarter of fiscal 2007. The ability to consolidate multiple services into one through the FactSet platform has been a compelling opportunity for firms to recognize efficiencies.

There were approximately 31,000 users at November 30, 2006, up 1,200 net users during the first quarter and up 14% from November 30, 20005. The number of net new users were the highest ever for a first quarter in the past seven years.

At November 30, 2006, client retention, as measured in terms of client subscriptions, remained at a rate in excess of 95%, confirming breadth and depth of a product suite that is deployed by a high quality, institutional client base. No individual client accounted for more than 3% of total subscriptions as of November 30, 2006. Subscriptions from the ten largest clients did not surpass 15% of total client subscriptions.

Revenues by Geographic Region - Revenues from the domestic business increased 19% to $76.5 million during the three months ended November 30, 2006 compared to $64.4 million in the same period a year ago. International revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 were $32.4 million, an increase of 28% from $25.3 million in the prior year period. European revenues advanced 27% to $26.5 million, largely related to content additions in our non-U.S. product suite and additional international clients generated from an increase in the number of employees servicing clients abroad. Asia Pacific revenues grew to $6.0 million, up 33% from $4.5 million the same period a year ago. Revenues from international operations accounted for 30% and 28% of our consolidated revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Currency Impact - Our primary foreign currency exchange exposures are related to those wholly owned subsidiaries that have non-dollar denominated revenues billed and expenses recorded in the Euro, British Pound Sterling and the Japanese Yen. During the three months ended November 30, 2006 and 2005, our expenses recorded in non-dollar denominated currencies exceeded our revenues billed in non-dollar denominated currencies by approximately $8.3 million and $6.0 million, respectively. Volatility in these and other currencies may have either positive or negative effects on our total reported revenues. Historically, the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on our results of operations has not been material. The effect of currency movements on the first quarter’s revenue was immaterial. We do not utilize any hedging instruments to limit specific currency risks related to foreign currency-denominated transactions.

Operating Expenses

 

(in thousands)

Three Months ended November 30,

   2006     2005     % Change  

Cost of services

   $  34,941     $  28,064     25 %

Selling, general and administrative

     38,519       34,187     13 %
                      

Total operating expenses

   $ 73,460     $ 62,251     18 %
                      

Income from operations

   $ 35,421     $ 27,403     29 %

Operating Margin

     32.5 %     30.6 %  

 

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Cost of Services

For the three months ended November 30, 2006, cost of services increased 25% to $34.9 million from $28.1 million in the comparable prior year period. The rise in cost of services for the three months ended November 30, 2006 was driven by higher employee compensation, data costs and computer related expenses partially offset by lower amortization of intangible assets.

Employee compensation for our software engineering and consulting departments advanced $3.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 as compared to the identical period in the previous year. Employee additions as well as normal merit increases primarily accounted for the rise in employee compensation. Data costs increased $1.8 million in the initial three months of fiscal 2007 compared to the same periods in fiscal 2006. The increased data costs were largely due to incremental variable content costs to data content suppliers from additional deployment of their content by clients, higher levels of proprietary content collection and new costs from acquisitions included for the first time. Computer related expenses rose $0.8 million as compared to the year ago period due to commencing our implementation plans to transition to Hewlett Packard’s new Integrity mainframe machine from our existing Hewlett Packard Alpha machines.

A reduction in amortization of intangible assets partially offset these component increases of cost of services. The decline in amortization expense of $0.1 million was caused by a decline in acquisition activity compared to previous years.

Selling, General and Administrative

For the three months ended November 30, 2006, selling, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses advanced 13% to $38.5 million from $34.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006. However, SG&A expenses expressed as a percentage of revenues declined to 35.4% from 38.2% a year ago. The 2.8 percentage point decrease in SG&A as a percentage of revenues was driven by decreases in occupancy costs, professional fees and miscellaneous expenses.

Lower occupancy costs are temporary and are being driven by the timing of acquiring new space to support a growing employee base. Professional fees decreased $0.2 million from a consulting agreement that arose from an acquisition coming to an end and miscellaneous expenses declined $0.3 million due to the reduction of an accrual after the conclusion of an audit by a state tax authority.

Income from Operations and Operating Margin

Operating income advanced 29% to $35.4 million for the three months ended November 30, 2006 as compared to the prior year period. Our operating margin during the first quarter of fiscal 2007 was 32.5%, up from 30.6% a year ago. Operating margin expansion in 2007 resulted from 21% growth in revenues, lower amortization expense of intangible assets, declines in professional and miscellaneous expenses, reduced communication costs and lower occupancy costs, partially offset by increases in employee compensation, computer related expenses and depreciation of computers and related equipment.

Other Income, Income Taxes, Net Income and Earnings per Share

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months ended November 30,

   2006     2005     % Change  

Other income

   $ 1,487     $ 1,702     (13 %)

Provision for income taxes

   $ 13,113     $ 9,910     32 %

Net income

   $ 23,795     $ 19,195     24 %

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ 0.47     $ 0.38     24 %

Effective Tax Rate

     35.5 %     34.0 %  

Other Income

During the three months ended November 30, 2006, other income decreased 13% or $0.2 million year over year. In the prior year, we sold real estate which resulted in a pre-tax gain of $1.3 million or $0.02 per share during the first quarter of fiscal 2006. The gain was included in other income and had no impact on operating income for the period ended November 30, 2005.

 

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Income Taxes

For the three months ended November 30, 2006, the provision for income taxes advanced 32% to $13.1 million, up from $9.9 million in the comparable prior year period. Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2007 was 35.5%, which included the favorable effect of a first-time tax credit in France. The effective tax rate increased from 34.0% a year ago. Included in last year’s first quarter rate were income tax benefits of $0.8 million or $0.02 per share from the completion of an audit and the favorable effect of the U.S. Federal Research and Development tax credit which was enacted at that time.

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 was enacted in December 2006 and includes the extension of the Research and Development Credit (the “R&D Tax Credit”) from January 2006 through December 2007. The R&D Tax Credit is anticipated to have a favorable impact on our effective tax rate for fiscal 2007. The second quarter’s provision for income taxes will reflect the reduction of our estimated taxes from January through November 2006 and is expected to increase our earnings per share by $0.02.

Net Income and Earnings per Share

Net income rose 24% to $23.8 million and diluted earnings per share increased 24% to $0.47 for the first three months of fiscal 2007 as compared to $0.38 for the same period a year ago.

Liquidity

The table below, for the periods indicated, provides selected cash flow information (in thousands):

 

Three months ended November 30,

   2006     2005  

Cash and cash equivalents (as of November 30)

   $ 138,877     $ 51,071  

Net cash provided by operating activities

     22,947       12,056  

Net cash used in investing activities

     (8,257 )     (20,291 )

Net cash used in financing activities

     (2,629 )     (469 )

Capital expenditures

     7,973       1,417  

Free cash flow (1)

   $ 14,974     $ 10,639  

 

(1) We define free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Free cash flow is not intended as an alternative measure of cash flows provided by operating activities, as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. We use this financial measure, both in presenting our results to shareholders and the investment community, and in our internal evaluation and management of the businesses. Management believes that this financial measure and the information we provide are useful to investors because it permits investors to view our performance using the same tool that management uses to gauge progress in achieving our goals and is also useful to investors because it is an indication of cash flow that may be available to fund further investments in future growth initiatives.

Cash and cash equivalents aggregated to $138.9 million or 29% of our total assets at November 30, 2006, compared with $126.5 million or 28% of our total assets at August 31, 2006. Our cash and cash equivalents increased $12.3 million since August 31, 2006 as a result of cash provided by operations of $22.9 million and cash inflows of $5.4 million from the exercise of employee stock options. Partially offsetting these cash inflows were cash outflows $5.1 million related to stock repurchases, dividends paid of $2.9 million and capital expenditures of $8.0 million.

During the last twelve months, free cash flows were $101 million, up 36% over the same period a year ago. Free cash flows generated during the first quarter of fiscal 2007 were $15.0 million, up 41% over the year ago quarter. Drivers of free cash flow during the first quarter were record levels of net income and higher non-cash expenses partially offset by a decline in working capital and higher capital expenditures. The decline in working capital was caused by variable compensation expenditures partially offset by the timing of U.S. federal estimated tax payments.

We historically pay variable employee compensation related to the previous fiscal year in the first quarter and remit estimated tax payments for the first half of the year during the second quarter. The cash outlay in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 for variable employee compensation was $20.3 million. In the second quarter of fiscal 2007, we paid $11.2 million representing our estimated tax payment for the just completed first quarter, which had a favorable effect on free cash flow during the first quarter.

 

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Capital Resources

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for the quarter ended November 30, 2006 totaled $8.0 million, up from $1.4 million in the same period a year ago. Significant capital expenditures included the purchase of two additional Hewlett Packard mainframes and increasing our data storage capacity by approximately 65%. Both expenditures were driven by increased system usage by clients. We also consolidated two office locations in Chicago during the first quarter of fiscal 2007. Capital expenditures are expected to total approximately $31 million to $35 million for fiscal 2007. Our capital expenditures this year will vary according to the size and timing of acquiring new office space to accommodate employee growth.

Capital Needs

On September 1, 2005, we issued an unsecured floating rate note in the amount of $1.7 million, maturing in September 2010. The note bears interest from and including September 1, 2005 at the rate of one percent below LIBOR and payable semi-annually. The note was issued in accordance with the Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the Share Capital of the AlphaMetrics business dated as of July 27, 2005 among us, AlphaMetrics and other parties. The note was issued in lieu of a seller’s cash consideration. The noteholder has the option to require us to repay all or any part of the note as of March 1, 2006, or any subsequent interest payment date. The note was repaid in full on December 8, 2006.

We currently have no other outstanding indebtedness, other than the letters of credit issued in the ordinary course of business, as discussed below.

In March 2006, we renewed our 364-day revolving credit facility and continued to maintain our three-year credit facility. The credit facilities (the “facilities”) are available in an aggregate principal amount of up to $25.0 million for working capital and general corporate purposes, with the facilities split into two equal tranches and maturing in March 2007 and March 2008. Approximately $3.2 million in aggregate of these credit facilities has been utilized for letters of credit issued during the ordinary course of business as of November 30, 2006. We are obligated to pay a commitment fee on the unused portion of the facilities at a weighted average annual rate of 0.125%. The facilities also contain covenants that, among other things, require us to maintain minimum levels of consolidated net worth and certain leverage and fixed charge ratios.

Contractual Obligations

Fluctuations in our operating results, the degree of success of our accounts receivable collection efforts, the timing of tax and other payments as well as necessary capital expenditures to support growth of our operations will impact our liquidity and cash flows in future periods. The effect of our contractual obligations on our liquidity and capital resources in future periods should be considered in conjunction with the factors mentioned here. During the three months ended November 30, 2006, there were no significant changes to our contractual obligations as of August 31, 2006.

In relation to the JCF transaction, up to €5,000,000 of contingent consideration will be payable if certain subscription targets are met during the period September 1, 2004 through May 31, 2007. As of November 30, 2006, no targets have been attained or projected to be achieved, and as such, no amount of contingent consideration has been accrued for at November 30, 2006.

Share Repurchases

On June 20, 2005, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of our common stock. Repurchases will be made from time to time in the open market and privately negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions. No minimum number of shares to be repurchased has been fixed. During the three months ended November 30, 2006, we repurchased 92,500 shares at an average cost of $51.89 per share under the program. At November 30, 2006, $31.3 million remains authorized for future share repurchases.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of SEC Regulation S-K as of November 30, 2006.

Accounting Policies and Critical Accounting Estimates

We describe our significant accounting policies in Note 2, Accounting Policies, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006. We discuss our critical accounting estimates in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006. There were no significant changes in our accounting policies or critical accounting estimates since the end of fiscal 2006.

 

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Subsequent Event

On December 18, 2006, our board of directors (the “Board”) adopted an amendment to Article V, Section 1 of our by-laws to delegate the authority to elect our vice presidents to our management.

Forward-Looking Factors

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about our strategy for growth, product development, market position, subscriptions and expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words like “expected,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “projects,” “should,” “indicates,” “continues,” “subscriptions,” and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions (“future factors”). Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. We will publicly update forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events in accordance with applicable Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

Risk Factors

Investors should carefully consider the risks described below before making an investment decision. These risks are not the only ones we face. Additional risks we are not presently aware of or that we currently believe are immaterial may also impair our business operations. Our business could be harmed by any of these risks. The trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks. In assessing these risks, investors should also refer to the other information contained or incorporated by reference in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, including our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto.

Risk factors which could cause future financial performance to differ materially from the expectations as expressed in any of our forward-looking statement made by or on our behalf include:

 

    Our ability to successfully transition from our existing Alpha mainframes to the new Integrity mainframes

 

    The protection and privacy of our client data

 

    Our ability to hire and retain key qualified personnel

 

    Prolonged outage at one of our data centers could result in reduced service and the loss of customers

 

    Security holes within our products

 

    The negotiation of contract terms supporting new and existing databases or products

 

    Maintenance of our leading technological position through the introduction of new products and product enhancements

 

    Changes to our corporate headquarters or regional offices that impact our business continuity plan

 

    Malicious, ignorant or illegal employee acts regarding insider information or client data

 

    The ability to mitigate the risk of our software introducing a virus to client networks

 

    Uncertain economic and financial market conditions may affect our revenues

 

    Increased competition in our industry may cause price reductions or loss of market share

 

    Third parties may claim infringement upon their intellectual property rights

 

    Resolution of ongoing and other probable audits by tax authorities

 

    Changes in accounting

 

    Internal controls may be ineffective

 

    Potential changes in securities laws and regulations governing the investment industry’s use of soft dollars may reduce our revenues

 

    Global market trends

 

    Retention of key clients and their current service levels

 

    Competition in our industry

 

    Our ability to integrate newly acquired companies

 

    The absence of U.S. or foreign governmental regulation restricting international business

 

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Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as of January 9, 2007. Given the number of risk factors, uncertainties and assumptions discussed below, actual results may differ materially. We do not intend to update our forward-looking statements until our next quarterly results announcement, other than in publicly available statements.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2007 Expectations

 

    Revenues are expected to range between $112 million and $115 million.

 

    Operating margins are expected to range between 31.5% and 33.5%.

 

    The effective tax rate is expected to range between 35.3% and 36.3%. This guidance includes the U.S. Federal Research and Development tax credit that was reenacted for all periods in fiscal 2007. The U.S. Federal Research and Development tax credit was reenacted retroactive to January 1, 2006, and it is expected to result in a favorable impact during the second quarter of fiscal 2007 of $0.02 per share from reducing our estimated taxes from January to November 2006.

Full Year Fiscal 2007

 

    Capital expenditures should total approximately $31 million to $35 million. Approximately 50% relates to computer-related equipment and the remainder for the expansion of various office locations.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We have exposure to foreign exchange and interest rate risk. There have been no material changes to our exposure to market risks from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2006. Refer to Market Sensitivities on page 34 in Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of our fiscal 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the Company has evaluated the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, are effective in ensuring that all material information required to be filed in this quarterly report has been made known to them in a timely fashion.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company implemented a new billing system in the first quarter of fiscal 2007. Benefits of the new system, which became effective September 1, 2006, are it provides clients with enhanced detail of their subscriptions, allows the Company to better track outstanding invoices, creates the ability to have all invoice details linked to specific client order forms and provides a direct link to the client subscription system to improve order entry efficiency.

Except for the implementation of the new billing system, there have not been any changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

Items 2(a) and (b) are inapplicable.

 

(c) The following table provides a month-to-month summary of the share repurchase activity under the current stock repurchase program during the three months ended November 30, 2006:

 

Period

  

Total number

of shares
purchased

  

Average

price paid per
share

   Total number of
shares purchased as
part of publicly
announced plans or
programs
  

(1) Maximum number of shares

(or approximate dollar value)

of shares that may yet be
purchased under the plans or
programs (in thousands)

September 2006

   —        —      —      $ 36,109

October 2006

   —        —      —        36,109

November 2006

   92,500    $ 51.89    92,500      31,309
                   
   92,500       92,500    $ 31,309
                   

 

(1) On June 20, 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $50 million of FactSet common stock. Repurchases will be made from time to time in the open market and privately negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions. No minimum number of shares to be repurchased has been fixed. This table does not include share repurchases of common stock owned by employees in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which was terminated on June 20, 2005.

ITEM 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of FactSet Research Systems Inc. was held on December 19, 2006.

 

  1. Two nominees to the Board of Directors were elected:

 

Director

   Term    For    Withhold Authority

Scott A. Billeadeau

   3 yrs.    41,643,853    564,501

Philip A. Hadley

   3 yrs.    41,121,964    1,086,390

 

  2. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for fiscal 2007 was ratified:

 

For

   42,027,550

Not for

   143,146

Abstain

   37,658

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

(a) EXHIBITS:

 

EXHIBIT

NUMBER

  

DESCRIPTION

31.1    Section 302 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
31.2    Section 302 Certification of Principal Financial Officer
32.1    Section 906 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
32.2    Section 906 Certification of Principal Financial Officer

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

     FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC.
   Registrant
Date: January 9, 2007   

/s/ PETER G. WALSH

   Peter G. Walsh
   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
   and Treasurer

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT
NUMBER
   
31.1   Section 302 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
31.2   Section 302 Certification of Principal Financial Officer
32.1   Section 906 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
32.2   Section 906 Certification of Principal Financial Officer

 

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