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 Globant Reports 2016 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results
   Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:15:00 PM ET

Globant (GLOB ), a digitally-native technology services company focused on creating digital journeys, today announced results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016.

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Full Year 2016 Highlights

-- Revenue increased to $322.9 million, the company’s highest annual revenue to date, representing 27.2% year-over-year growth.

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit was $137.1 million (42.5% Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit Margin), an increase of $38.4 million compared to $98.7 million for 2015 (and an increase of 360 basis points compared to 38.9% Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit Margin for 2015).

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income was $40.3 million (12.5% Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income Margin), an increase of $6.0 million, or 17.5%, compared to a profit of $34.3 million for 2015 (13.5% Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income Margin).

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Diluted EPS was $1.14 per share (based on an average of 35.4 million diluted shares during 2016), an increase of $0.16 compared to Non-IFRS Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.98 for 2015.

Fourth quarter 2016 highlights

-- Revenue increased to a record $87.3 million, representing 21.9% year-over-year growth.

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit was $35.8 million (41.0% Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit Margin), an increase of $7.7 million compared to $28.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, and an increase of 180 basis points compared to 39.2% Non-IFRS Adjusted Gross Profit Margin for the fourth quarter of 2015.

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income was $11.2 million (12.8% Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income Margin), an increase of $2.2 million, or 24.4%, compared to a profit of $9.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 (12.6% Non-IFRS Adjusted Net Income Margin).

-- Non-IFRS Adjusted Diluted EPS was $0.31 per share (based on an average of 35.6 million average diluted shares during the fourth quarter), an increase of $0.05 compared to Non-IFRS Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.26 for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Reconciliations between Non-IFRS financial measures and IFRS operating results are included at the end of this press release.

"I am very pleased with our 2016 performance. Our revenues for 2016 reached almost $323 million, a solid 27.2% year-over-year growth. This significant growth was mainly driven by our top accounts, while we have started seeing strong results from our 50 squared initiative. During the year, we also initiated a sustained expansion of our European and US operations, with many new customers coming from industries like Travel, Finance and Media & Entertainment," said Mart?n Migoya, Globant’s CEO and co-founder.

"During 2016, demand for digital solutions came from every industry, and we are seeing increased interest for company-wide digital transformation programs. We expect this trend to expand in the coming years, as more companies embark in these processes. Our focus and leadership position on emerging technologies continue to resonate in the market and are significant differentiators when choosing a partner to face these massive transformations," added Mart?n Migoya. "To reinforce our positioning, we continue to invest in new trends and technologies, such as deep learning and virtual and augmented reality, to remain ahead of the curve and help our customers stay fit for future challenges."

"I am very satisfied with our financial results for this quarter. In a quarter characterized by political and macroeconomic uncertainty, we continued our growth journey and our revenues grew almost 22% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. At the same time, both our gross and operating margins expanded compared to the same period last year. Finally, hirings increased during Q4 compared to the last 2 quarters, a positive signal towards the rest of 2017" explained Alejandro Scannapieco, Globant’s CFO.

Globant completed the quarter with 5,631 Globers, 5,219 of whom were IT professionals. The geographic revenue breakdown for the fourth quarter was as follows: 78.9% from North America (top country: US), 11.5% from Europe (top country: Spain) and 9.6% from Latin America and others (top country: Chile). 88.0% of Globant’s revenue for the fourth quarter was denominated in US dollars, and the remaining 12.0% was denominated in other currencies, including GB pounds, Euros and other Latin American currencies.

During the 12 months ended December 31, 2016, Globant served 340 customers, 60 of which accounted for more than $1 million of Globant’s revenues. Globant’s top customer, top 5 customers and top 10 customers represented 9.4%, 33.3% and 45.8% of fourth quarter revenues, respectively.

Cash and cash equivalents and investments as of December 31, 2016 decreased to $59.9 million from $62.4 million as of December 31, 2015, while borrowings amounted to $0.2 million. Current assets as of December 31, 2016 amounted to $133.4 million, accounting for 46.9% of total assets. Finally, as of December 31, 2016, 34.6 million common shares were issued and outstanding.

2017 Full Year and First Quarter Outlook

Based on current market conditions, Globant is providing the following estimates for the full year and the first quarter of 2017:

-- Fiscal year 2017 revenue is estimated to be between $383.0-$393.0 million, implying 20.2% year-over-year growth at the midpoint of the range.

-- Fiscal year 2017 Non-IFRS diluted EPS is estimated to be in the range of $1.29-$1.39 (assuming an average of 35.9 million average diluted shares outstanding during 2017).

-- First quarter revenue is estimated to be in the range of $86.0-$88.0 million.

-- First quarter Non-IFRS diluted EPS is estimated to be in the range of $0.24-$0.28 (assuming an average of 35.7 million diluted shares outstanding during the first quarter).

Conference Call and Webcast

Mart?n Migoya and Alejandro Scannapieco will discuss the three and twelve-month results in a conference call today beginning at 4:30pm ET.

Conference call access information is: US +1 (888) 346-2877 International +1 (412) 902-4257 Webcast http://investors.globant.com/

Additionally, a replay will be available via the same dial-in number and on our investor relations website after the call.

About Globant

Globant (GLOB ) is a digitally native technology services company that creates digital journeys for its customers, which impact millions of consumers. Globant is the place where engineering, design, and innovation meet scale.

Globant has more than 5,631 professionals in 12 countries working for companies like Google, JWT, EA and Coca Cola, among others.

Globant was named a Worldwide Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting Services by IDC MarketScape Report (2016), and its client work has been featured as business case studies at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. For more information visit www.globant.com.

Non-IFRS Financial Information

The financial information in this press release has been prepared consistently with International Accounting Standards 34, "Interim Financial Reporting". The financial information in this press release have not been audited.

Globant provides non-IFRS financial measures to complement reported IFRS results, in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting". Management believes these measures help illustrate underlying trends in the company’s business and uses the measures to establish budgets and operational goals, communicated internally and externally, for managing the company’s business and evaluating its performance. The company anticipates that it will continue to report both IFRS and certain non-IFRS financial measures in its financial results, including non-IFRS results that exclude share-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, acquisition related expenses and impairments of tax credits. Because the company’s non-IFRS financial measures are not calculated according to IFRS, these measures are not comparable to IFRS and may not necessarily be comparable to similarly described non-IFRS measures reported by other companies within the company’s industry. Consequently, Globant’s non-IFRS financial measures should not be evaluated in isolation or supplant comparable IFRS measures, but, rather, with its unaudited interim consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 and its unaudited interim consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income for the twelve-month and three-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, prepared in accordance with IAS 34.

Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business and financial condition, as well as the results of operations, Non-IFRS results of operations and Non-IFRS earnings per share, liquidity, plans and objectives. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "expect," "predict," "potential," or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the persistence and intensification of competition in the IT industry; the future growth of spending in IT services outsourcing generally, application outsourcing and custom application development and offshore development services; the level of growth of demand for our services from our clients; the level of increase in revenues from our new clients; the resource utilization rates and productivity levels and the level of attrition of our IT professionals; the pricing structures we use for our client contracts; the general economic and business conditions in the locations in which we operate; the levels of our concentration of revenues by vertical, geography, by client and by type of contract in the future; the continuity of tax incentives available for software companies with operations in Argentina; Argentina’s regulations on proceeds from the export of services; our expectation that we will be able to integrate and manage the companies we acquire and that our acquisitions will yield the benefits we envision; the demands we expect our rapid growth to place on our management and infrastructure; the sufficiency of our current cash, cash flow from operations, and lines of credit to meet our anticipated cash needs; the high proportion of our cost of services comprised of personnel salaries; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

These forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties. Although the registrant believes that its expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, its expectations may turn out to be incorrect. The registrant’s actual results could be materially different from its expectations. In light of the risks and uncertainties described above, the estimates and forward-looking statements discussed might not occur, and the registrant’s future results and its performance may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements due to, inclusive, but not limited to, the factors mentioned above. Because of these uncertainties, you should not make any investment decision based on these estimates and forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the filings with the Luxembourg Stock Market Authority for the Financial Markets (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier).

Globant S.A.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts, unaudited)
                                                                  Twelve months ended                   Three months ended
                                                                  December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015  December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015
Revenues                                                          322,856            253,796            87,254             71,563
Cost of revenues                                                  (190,935)          (160,292)          (52,741)           (44,811)
Gross profit                                                      131,921            93,504             34,513             26,752
Selling, general and administrative expenses                      (81,346)           (71,594)           (22,348)           (19,471)
Impairment of tax credits, net of recoveries                      -                  1,820              -                  -
Profit from operations                                            50,575             23,730             12,165             7,281
Gain on transactions with bonds                                                      19,102             -                  5,771
Finance income                                                    16,215             27,555             2,711              17,247
Finance expense                                                   (19,227)           (20,952)           (3,913)            (12,434)
Finance (expense) income, net                                     (3,012)            6,603              (1,202)            4,813
Other income and (expenses), net                                  3,629              605                2,576              616
Profit before income tax                                          51,192             50,040             13,539             18,481
Income tax                                                        (14,485)           (18,420)           (3,214)            (10,169)
Net income for the period                                         36,707             31,620             10,325             8,312
Other comprehensive income, net of income tax effects
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit and loss:
- Exchange differences on translating foreign operations          1,103              (1,353)            (12)               (57)
- Net fair value loss on available-for-sale financial assets      (52)               52                 (7)                52
Total comprehensive income for the period                         37,758             30,319             10,306             8,307
Net income attributable to:
Owners of the Company                                             36,721             31,653             10,321             8,345
Non-controlling interest                                          (14)               (33)               4                  (33)
Net income for the period                                         36,707             31,620             10,325             8,312
Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:
Owners of the Company                                             37,772             30,352             10,302             8,340
Non-controlling interest                                          (14)               (33)               4                  (33)
Total comprehensive income for the period                         37,758             30,319             10,306             8,307
Earnings per share
Basic                                                             1.07               0.93               0.30               0.24
Diluted                                                           1.04               0.90               0.29               0.24
Weighted average of outstanding shares (in thousands)
Basic                                                             34,402             33,960             34,601             34,177
Diluted                                                           35,413             35,013             35,612             35,230
Globant S.A.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, unaudited)
                                                     December    December 31,
                                                     31, 2016    2015
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                            50,532      36,720
Investments                                          9,355       25,660
Trade receivables                                    54,170      45,952
Other receivables                                    18,470      18,570
Other financial assets                               900         900
Total current assets                                 133,427     127,802
Non-current assets
Other receivables                                    27,364      20,122
Deferred tax assets                                  7,691       7,983
Investment in associates                             800         300
Other financial assets                               819         1,221
Property and equipment                               35,676      25,720
Intangible assets                                    13,616      7,209
Goodwill                                             65,355      32,532
Total non-current assets                             151,321     95,087
TOTAL ASSETS                                         284,748     222,889
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities
Trade payables                                       5,603       4,436
Payroll and social security taxes payable            30,328      25,551
Borrowings                                           217         280
Other financial liabilities                          12,602      6,240
Tax liabilities                                      6,404       10,225
Other liabilities                                    -           9
Total current liabilities                            55,154      46,741
Non-current liabilities
Borrowings                                           -           268
Other financial liabilities                          19,224      15,045
Other liabilities                                    20          -
Provisions for contingencies                         945         650
Total non-current liabilities                        20,189      15,963
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                    75,343      62,704
Capital and reserves
Issued and paid-in capital                           41,576      41,050
Additional paid-in capital                           62,790      51,854
Other reserves                                       (961)       (2,012)
Retained earnings                                    105,964     69,243
Total equity attributable to owners of the Company   209,369     160,135
Non-controlling interests                            36          50
Total equity                                         209,405     160,185
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES                         284,748     222,889
Supplemental Non-IFRS Financial Information
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, unaudited)
                                                                       Twelve months ended                   Three months ended
                                                                       December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015  December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015
Reconciliation of adjusted gross profit
Gross Profit                                                           131,921            93,504             34,513             26,752
Depreciation and amortization expense                                  4,281              4,441              1,092              1,094
Share-based compensation expense                                       917                735                206                218
Adjusted gross profit                                                  137,119            98,680             35,811             28,064
Adjusted gross profit margin                                           42.5%              38.9%              41.0%              39.2%
Reconciliation of selling, general and administrative expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses                           (81,346)           (71,594)           (22,348)           (19,471)
Depreciation and amortization expense                                  6,637              4,860              2,101              1,091
Acquisition related costs                                              -                  337                -                  -
Share-based compensation expense                                       2,703              1,647              661                501
Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses                  (72,006)           (64,750)           (19,586)           (17,879)
Adjusted selling, general and administrative expenses as % of revenues (22.3)%            (25.5)%            (22.4)%            (25.0)%
Reconciliation of Adjusted Profit from Operations
Operating Profit                                                       50,575             23,730             12,165             7,281
Impairment of tax credits, net of recoveries                           -                  (1,820)            -                  -
Acquisition related costs                                              -                  337                -                  -
Share-based compensation expense                                       3,620              2,382              867                719
Adjusted Profit from Operations                                        54,195             24,629             13,032             8,000
Adjusted Profit from Operations margin                                 16.8%              9.7%               14.9%              11.2%
Reconciliation of Net income for the period
Net income for the period                                              36,707             31,620             10,325             8,312
Share-based compensation expense                                       3,620              2,382              867                719
Acquisition related costs                                              -                  337                -                  -
Adjusted Net income                                                    40,327             34,339             11,192             9,031
Adjusted Net income margin                                             12.5%              13.5%              12.8%              12.6%
Calculation of Adjusted Diluted EPS
Adjusted Net income                                                    40,327             34,339             11,192             9,031
Diluted shares                                                         35,413             35,013             35,612             35,230
Adjusted Diluted EPS                                                   1.14               0.98               0.31               0.26
Globant S.A.
Schedule of Supplemental Information (unaudited)
Metric                                              Q4 2015  Q1 2016  Q2 2016  Q3 2016  Q4 2016
Total Employees                                     5,041    5,285    5,380    5,421    5,631
IT Professionals                                    4,613    4,847    4,932    4,983    5,219
North America Revenue %                             81.7     82.2     81.1     81.4     78.9
Latin America and Others Revenue %                  12.2     10.8     10.7     9.4      9.6
Europe Revenue %                                    6.0      7.0      8.2      9.2      11.5
USD Revenue %                                       90.8     91.9     90.9     89.7     88.0
GBP Revenue %                                       2.4      0.4      1.2      2.8      1.7
Other Currencies Revenue %                          6.8      7.8      7.9      7.5      10.3
Top Customer %                                      12.7     11.6     10.0     10.4     9.4
Top 5 Customers %                                   34.4     36.4     34.2     33.9     33.3
Top 10 Customers %                                  46.4     48.4     46.4     46.8     45.8
Customers Served (Last Twelve Months)               344      359      366      354      340
Customers with >$1M in Revenue (Last Twelve Months) 51       49       57       61       60

Investor Relations Contact:Juan Urthiague, Globant investors@globant.com (877) 215-5230

Media Contact:Ivette Almeida, Paragon PRGeena De Rose, Paragon PRglobant@paragonpr.com (877) 215-5230

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