PLANO, Texas - Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced updated annual guidance for 2021, which includes the results of NIC Inc. from the date of its acquisition, April 21, 2021.
As of June 7, 2021, Tyler Technologies is providing the following guidance for the full year 2021:
GAAP total revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.507 billion to $1.537 billion.
Non-GAAP total revenues are expected to be in the range of $1.510 billion to $1.540 billion.
NIC is expected to contribute non-GAAP revenues from the date of acquisition of $310 million to $315 million, which includes approximately $21 million of COVID-related revenues from TourHealth and pandemic unemployment services that are not expected to recur in future years.
NIC's full year pro-forma non-GAAP revenues are expected to be approximately $475 million to $480 million, which includes approximately $57 million of COVID-related revenues.
GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $3.58 to $3.74 and may vary significantly due to the impact of stock incentive awards on the GAAP effective tax rate.
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $6.65 to $6.77.
Interest expense is expected to be approximately $24 million.
Pretax non-cash, share-based compensation expense is expected to be approximately $100 million.
Research and development expense is expected to be in the range of $98 million to $100 million.
Fully diluted shares for the year are expected to be in the range of 42.5 million to 43.0 million shares.
GAAP earnings per share assumes an estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 3.5% after discrete tax items, including approximately $39 million of discrete tax benefits related to share-based compensation.
The non-GAAP annual effective tax rate is expected to be 24%.
Capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $40 million to $42 million, including approximately $6 million related to real estate and approximately $15 million of capitalized software development costs. Total depreciation and amortization expense is expected to be approximately $126 million, including approximately $88 million from amortization of acquisition intangibles.
"Our guidance reflects the strong year-to-date performance and improving market activity for Tyler, including NIC," said Lynn Moore, Tyler's president and chief executive officer. "As we noted previously, the NIC acquisition is expected to be significantly accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share and EBITDA. As we continue to work together with the NIC leadership team to identify and prioritize opportunities, we are emboldened by the potential to accelerate long-term growth in both of our businesses and expand our platform for connected communities. With the addition of NIC's highly complementary, industry-leading digital government solutions and payment services to Tyler's broad portfolio of essential public sector software solutions and extensive client base, the combined company is well equipped to address the tremendous demand at the federal, state, and local levels for innovative platform solutions. Together, Tyler and NIC will connect data and processes across disparate systems and deliver essential products and services to all public sector stakeholders."
GAAP to non-GAAP guidance reconciliation
Non-GAAP total revenues is derived from adding back the estimated full year impact of write-downs of acquisition-related deferred revenue of approximately $3 million. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes the estimated full year impact of non-cash share-based compensation expense and employer portion of payroll tax related to employee stock transactions of approximately $100 million, amortization of acquired software and intangible assets of approximately $88 million, and acquisition-related costs of approximately $24 million. Additionally, the non-GAAP tax rate of 24% is estimated periodically as described below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and excludes approximately $39 million of estimated discrete tax benefits that are included in the GAAP estimated annual effective tax rate.
Tyler Technologies will hold a conference call on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company's financial guidance and provide an update on the NIC acquisition. Participants can pre-register for the conference through the following link: http://dpregister.com/sreg/10157097/e8f3ed7c31. Registered participants will receive an email with a calendar reminder and dial-in number and PIN that allows immediate access to the call on Monday, June 7.
Participants who do not wish to pre-register for the call may dial in using 844-861-5506 (U.S. callers) or 412-317-6587 (international callers) or 866-450-4696 (Canada callers) and ask for the "Tyler Technologies" call. A replay will be available one hour after the call ends through June 14, 2021. To access the replay, please dial 877-344-7529 (U.S. callers), 412-317-0088 (international callers) and 855-669-9658 (Canada callers) and reference passcode 10157097.
The live webcast and archived replay can also be accessed at https://tylertech.irpass.com/Presentations, where presentation charts will also be available before the conference call.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler's end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler's solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 27,000 successful installations across more than 11,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been named to Government Technology's GovTech 100 list five times and has been recognized three times on Forbes' "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.
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Brian K. Miller
Executive Vice President & CFO
Tyler Technologies, Inc.