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Ultimate Software
Price329.66 EPS1
Shares32 P/E241
MCap10,595 P/FCF70
Net Debt-100 EBIT56
TEV10,495 TEV/EBIT188
TTM 2019-03-31, in MM, except price, ratios
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ULTI 10Q Quarterly Report

Part 1 - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 exhibit311q12019.htm
EX-31.2 exhibit312q12019.htm
EX-32.1 exhibit321q12019.htm
EX-32.2 exhibit322q12019.htm

Ultimate Software Earnings 2019-03-31

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
2.82.21.71.10.60.02012201420172020
Assets, Equity
0.40.30.20.10.0-0.12012201420172020
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
0.70.40.1-0.2-0.5-0.82012201420172020
Ops, Inv, Fin

10-Q 1 ulti03312019q1.htm 10-Q Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

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

For the transition period from _______ to _______
Commission file number:                                           0-24347

THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
65-0694077
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
or organization)
 
 

2000 Ultimate Way, Weston, FL
 
33326
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(954) 331 - 7000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

None
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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   No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes   No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company.  See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
 
Accelerated filer
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or reviews financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No
As of April 30, 2019, there were 31,680,399 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01, outstanding.




THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
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PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.
Financial Statements
THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
 
As of
 
As of
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
100,424

 
$
151,247

Investments in marketable securities
3,448

 
10,741

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,750 for 2019 and $1,650 for 2018
247,651

 
238,768

Deferred contract costs, prepaid expenses and other current assets
110,155

 
90,761

Total current assets before funds held for customers
461,678

 
491,517

Funds held for customers
1,378,121

 
618,206

Total current assets
1,839,799

 
1,109,723

Property and equipment, net
321,962

 
302,939

Goodwill
216,395

 
219,904

Intangible assets, net
137,059

 
144,411

Deferred contract costs and other assets, net
201,056

 
129,108

Deferred income tax assets, net

 
14,632

Total assets
$
2,716,271

 
$
1,920,717

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
16,825

 
$
16,058

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
143,982

 
154,383

Deferred revenue
249,219

 
238,940

Finance lease obligations
8,142

 
6,303

Total current liabilities before customer funds obligations
418,168

 
415,684

Customer funds obligations
1,378,736

 
619,230

Total current liabilities
1,796,904

 
1,034,914

Deferred revenue
844

 
1,009

Deferred rent

 
8,472

Finance lease obligations
7,136

 
5,739

Other long-term liabilities
60,872

 
500

Deferred income tax liability
24,165

 
25,105

Total liabilities
1,889,921

 
1,075,739

Stockholders’ equity:
 

 
 

Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock, $.01 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

 

Preferred Stock, $.01 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

 

Common Stock, $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 36,338,258 and 35,985,995 shares issued as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
363

 
360

Additional paid-in capital
836,185

 
863,030

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(19,537
)
 
(14,574
)
Accumulated earnings
220,697

 
207,521

 
1,037,708

 
1,056,337

Treasury stock, 4,657,995 shares, at cost, for 2019 and 2018
(211,359
)
 
(211,359
)
Total stockholders’ equity
826,349

 
844,978

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,716,270

 
$
1,920,717


The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues:
 
 
 
Recurring
$
287,925

 
$
236,587

Services
47,080

 
40,168

Total revenues
335,005

 
276,755

Cost of revenues:
 

 
 

Recurring
82,598

 
62,865

Services
46,847

 
41,908

Total cost of revenues
129,445

 
104,773

Gross profit
205,560

 
171,982

Operating expenses:
 

 
 

Sales and marketing
85,622

 
71,197

Research and development
64,505

 
46,974

General and administrative
45,723

 
31,722

Total operating expenses
195,850

 
149,893

Operating income
9,710

 
22,089

Other (expense) income:
 

 
 

Interest expense and other, net
(808
)
 
(197
)
Other income, net
490

 
385

Total other (expense) income, net
(318
)
 
188

Income before income taxes
9,392

 
22,277

Benefit (provision) for income taxes
3,784

 
(1,283
)
Net income
$
13,176

 
$
20,994

Net income per share:
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.42

 
$
0.69

Diluted
$
0.41

 
$
0.67

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 

 
 

Basic
31,526

 
30,404

Diluted
32,140

 
31,105

 
The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands)

 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Net income
$
13,176

 
$
20,994

Other comprehensive loss:
 
 
 

Unrealized gain (loss) on investments in marketable available-for-sale securities
625

 
(322
)
Unrealized loss on foreign currency translation adjustments
(5,413
)
 
(469
)
Other comprehensive loss, before tax 
(4,788
)
 
(791
)
Income tax (provision) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income
(175
)
 
90

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax
$
(4,963
)
 
$
(701
)
Comprehensive income
$
8,213

 
$
20,293


The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.


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THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(In thousands)
 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid -in Capital
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
 
Accumulated
Earnings
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total Stockholders’
Equity
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Balance, December 31, 2017
34,788

 
$
348

 
$
609,160

 
$
(5,912
)
 
$
125,788

 
4,658

 
$
(211,359
)
 
$
518,025

ASC 606 cumulative adjustment

 

 

 

 
16,058

 

 

 
16,058

Net income

 

 

 

 
20,994

 

 

 
20,994

Unrealized loss on investments in marketable securities available-for-sale, net of tax

 

 

 
(232
)
 

 

 

 
(232
)
Unrealized loss on foreign exchange

 

 

 
(469
)
 

 

 

 
(469
)
Shares acquired to settle employee tax withholding liability

 

 
(50,338
)
 

 

 

 

 
(50,338
)
Issuances of Common Stock from exercises of stock options
83

 
1

 
2,505

 

 

 

 

 
2,506

Issuances of Common Stock from restricted stock releases
389

 
4

 

 

 

 

 

 
4

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 
34,099

 

 

 

 

 
34,099

Balance, March 31, 2018
35,260

 
$
353

 
$
595,426

 
$
(6,613
)
 
$
162,840

 
4,658

 
$
(211,359
)
 
$
540,647

 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid -in Capital
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
 
Accumulated
Earnings
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total Stockholders’
Equity
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Balance, December 31, 2018
35,986

 
$
360

 
$
863,030

 
$
(14,574
)
 
$
207,521

 
4,658

 
$
(211,359
)
 
$
844,978

Net income

 

 

 

 
13,176

 

 

 
13,176

Unrealized gain on investments in marketable securities available-for-sale, net of tax

 

 

 
450

 

 

 

 
450

Unrealized loss on foreign exchange

 

 

 
(5,413
)
 

 

 

 
(5,413
)
Shares acquired to settle employee tax withholding liability

 

 
(66,131
)
 

 

 

 

 
(66,131
)
Issuances of Common Stock from restricted stock releases
352

 
3

 

 

 

 

 

 
3

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense

 

 
39,286

 

 

 

 

 
39,286

Balance, March 31, 2019
36,338

 
$
363

 
$
836,185

 
$
(19,537
)
 
$
220,697

 
4,658

 
$
(211,359
)
 
$
826,349








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THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
13,176

 
$
20,994

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
17,327

 
9,358

Provision for doubtful accounts
3,475

 
2,815

Non-cash stock-based compensation expense
38,158

 
33,197

Income taxes
13,936

 
821

Net amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts on available-for-sale securities
12

 
(114
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business combinations:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(12,338
)
 
(4,302
)
Deferred contract costs, prepaid expenses and other current assets
(16,701
)
 
(15,006
)
Deferred contract costs and other assets
(5,935
)
 
(3,914
)
Accounts payable
825

 
(96
)
Accrued expenses, other liabilities and deferred rent
(26,814
)
 
11,369

Deferred revenue
10,114

 
1,455

Net cash provided by operating activities
35,235

 
56,577

Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Purchases of property and equipment
(25,018
)
 
(22,871
)
Purchases of marketable securities
(79,922
)
 
(114,732
)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities
87,521

 
44,985

Net change in money market securities and other cash equivalents held to satisfy customer funds obligations
(757,792
)
 
(572,640
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(775,211
)
 
(665,258
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Net proceeds from issuances of Common Stock

 
2,506

Shares acquired to settle employee tax withholding liabilities
(66,131
)
 
(50,338
)
Principal payments on capital lease obligations
(2,247
)
 
(1,576
)
Payments of other long-term liabilities
(125
)
 
(1,750
)
Net change in customer funds obligations
757,689

 
648,025

Net cash provided by financing activities
689,186

 
596,867

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(33
)
 
(232
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(50,823
)
 
(12,046
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
151,247

 
155,685

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
100,424

 
$
143,639

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 

 
 

Cash paid for interest
$
119

 
$
126

Cash paid for taxes
$
1,261

 
$
1,718

 
 

 
 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
Capital lease obligations to acquire new equipment
$
5,299

 
$
913

Stock based compensation for capitalized software
$
1,130

 
$
1,034

The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

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THE ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.
Nature of Operations
With offices in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, England, and Singapore, The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Ultimate,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, often referred to as human capital management ("HCM") and employee experience solutions. Ultimate's UltiPro product suite (“UltiPro”) is a comprehensive, engaging solution that has human resources ("HR") and payroll at its core and includes benefits management, talent acquisition, talent management, time management, and global people management functionality available in 14 languages with 61 country-specific localizations. Ultimate also offers a-la-carte employee experience solutions, such as HR Service Delivery and "Perception," an employee-sentiment analysis solution. Ultimate's solutions are delivered via software-as-a-service ("SaaS"), now more commonly known as cloud computing, to organizations with employees in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and other global locations. We market our UltiPro solutions primarily to enterprise companies, which we define as organizations with 2,501 or more employees, including those with 10,000 employees and larger; mid-market companies, which we define as those having 501-2,500 employees; and strategic market companies, which we define as those having 100-500 employees.

2.
Basis of Presentation, Consolidation and the Use of Estimates
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Ultimate have been prepared, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The information in this quarterly report should be read in conjunction with Ultimate’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Ultimate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 1, 2019 (the “Form 10-K”).
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included herein reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal, recurring adjustments) which are, in the opinion of Ultimate’s management, necessary for a fair presentation of the information for the periods presented. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP 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. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Interim results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the full fiscal year or for any future periods.
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the financial position and operating results of Ultimate and include its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
3.
Accounting Standards and Significant Accounting Policies
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, "Leases" ("Topic 842"). This guidance, as amended by subsequent ASU's on the topic, improves transparency and comparability among companies by recognizing right-of-use (ROU) assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and by disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. Effective January 1, 2019, we adopted Topic 842 and elected the "package of practical expedients" in transition where the prior conclusions of lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs under Topic 840, “Leases” (the "old standard"), do not need to be reassessed for adoption. No other practical expedients available under the new standard were elected.

The transition to Topic 842 did not materially impact the recognition of our finance leases and did not have a material effect to operating or finance lease transactions recorded in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income and unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. Topic 842 did result in a material effect to the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet due to the recognition of ROU assets and lease liabilities related to real estate and office equipment operating leases. For the transition, we elected not to restate prior period comparatives presented in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements with the cumulative effect to the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as follows (in thousands):


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Balance as of December 31, 2018
 
Adjustments Due to Adoption of Topic 842
 
Balance as of January 1, 2019
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred contract costs, prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
90,761

 
$
2,760

 
$
93,521

Total current assets
 
1,109,723

 
2,760

 
1,112,483

Deferred contract costs and other assets, net
 
129,108

 
54,826

 
183,934

Total assets
 
$
1,920,717

 
$
57,586

 
$
1,978,303

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
 
$
154,383

 
$
15,911

 
$
170,294

Total current liabilities
 
415,684

 
15,911

 
431,595

Deferred rent
 
8,472

 
(8,472
)
 

Other long-term liabilities
 
5,739

 
50,147

 
55,886

Total liabilities
 
1,075,739

 
57,586

 
1,133,325

Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 

Total stockholders' equity
 
$
844,978

 
$

 
844,978

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
1,920,717

 
$
57,586

 
$
1,978,303


Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Except for the accounting policy for leases that was updated as a result of adopting Topic 842, there have been no changes to our significant accounting policies described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on March 1, 2019, that have had a material impact on our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes.

Leases

Effective January 1, 2019, we recognize leases in accordance with Topic 842. We identify a contract as a lease or containing a lease if the terms convey the right to control use of identified tangible property or equipment for a period of time in exchange for consideration. We enter into lease contracts primarily for the right to control use of office space (“property leases”), computer equipment and other assets. Property leases are classified as operating leases and include locations throughout North America and to a lesser extent, in Europe and one office location in Singapore. Computer equipment leases includes equipment such as laptops and servers which are classified as finance leases because they are typically purchased at the end of the lease period. Other equipment leases include printer and copier equipment which are classified as operating leases.

Lease contracts are recognized on their commencement date which is when the leased asset is made available for use to the Company. A lease contract is assessed for classification, and its liability is initially measured by the total number of lease payments over the lease term, discounted by an incremental borrowing rate defined as an estimated collateralized borrowing rate that the Company would pay for a similar amount and term. The lease term excludes any renewal options because exercising the renewals are not reasonably certain at lease commencement. The lease payments include the fixed lease payments per the contract and we typically do not enter into contracts with variable lease payments that require estimation at lease commencement. Once a lease liability is recognized, lease accretion adjustments and lease payments are recorded against the liability over the lease term.

For each lease contract, a ROU asset is recognized at lease commencement and is initially measured in an amount equal to the lease liability, less any lease payments made prior to lease commencement and lease incentives the Company reasonably expects to receive. Initial direct costs that would otherwise not be incurred if a lease had not been obtained are typically not material and are expensed as incurred. The recorded ROU asset is subsequently amortized over the lease term for all operating lease assets and over the estimated useful life for finance lease assets which range from 3 to 5 years. If an indicator of impairment exists for an ROU asset, it is tested for recoverability and an impairment charge is recorded to the extent that the assets carrying amount exceeds its fair value.

Lease modifications that result in rights to use additional tangible property or equipment are treated as separate contracts from the original lease because the incremental lease charges are typically commensurate of the relative standalone

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selling price for each additional leased asset. When a lease modification fully or partially terminates an existing lease, the lease liability and ROU asset on modification date is remeasured for the reduction in lease payments.

4.    Funds held for Customers, Corporate Investments in Marketable Securities and Fair Value of Financial Instruments
We classify our investments in marketable securities with readily determinable fair values as available-for-sale. Available-for-sale securities consist of debt securities not classified as trading securities or as securities to be held to maturity. Unrealized gains and losses, net of tax, on available-for-sale securities are reported as a net amount in accumulated other comprehensive loss in stockholders’ equity until realized. Realized gains and losses resulting from available-for-sale securities are included in other income, net, in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income. There were no significant reclassifications of realized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities to the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018.
Gains and losses on the sale of available-for-sale securities are determined using the specific identification method.   There was $883 thousand and $162 thousand of net unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.
The amortized cost, net unrealized loss and fair value of our funds held for customers and corporate investments in marketable available-for-sale securities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are shown below (in thousands):
 
As of March 31, 2019
 
As of December 31, 2018
 
Amortized Cost
 
Net Unrealized Gain
 
Fair Value (1)
 
Amortized Cost
 
Net Unrealized (Loss)/Gain
 
Fair Value (1)
Type of issue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funds held for customers – money market securities and other cash equivalents
$
1,093,277

 
$

 
$
1,093,277

 
$
333,942

 
$

 
$
333,942

Available-for-sale securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate debentures – bonds
1,399

 
1

 
1,400

 
4,469

 
(2
)
 
4,467

Commercial paper
850

 

 
850

 
2,687

 

 
2,687

U.S. Agency bonds
283,962

 
882

 
284,844

 
284,099

 
165

 
284,264

U.S. Treasury bills
749

 

 
749

 
2,240

 

 
2,240

Asset-Backed securities
449

 

 
449

 
1,348

 
(1
)
 
1,347

Total corporate investments and funds held for customers
$
1,380,686

 
$
883

 
$
1,381,569

 
$
628,785

 
$
162

 
$
628,947

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(1) Included within available-for-sale securities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are corporate investments with fair values of $3.4 million and $10.7 million, respectively. Included within available-for-sale securities as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are funds held for customers with fair values of $284.8 million and $284.3 million, respectively. All available-for-sale securities were included in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
The unrealized losses and fair values of available-for-sale securities that have been in an unrealized loss position for a period of less than and greater than 12 months as of March 31, 2019 are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Securities in unrealized loss position less than 12 months
 
Securities in unrealized loss position greater than 12 months
 
Total
 
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
Corporate debentures – bonds
 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

U.S. Agency bonds
 
(1
)
 
17,240

 
(12
)
 
15,953

 
(13
)
 
33,193

U.S. Treasury bills
 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset-Backed securities
 

 

 

 

 

 

Total
 
$
(1
)
 
$
17,240

 
$
(12
)
 
$
15,953

 
$
(13
)
 
$
33,193


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The unrealized losses and fair values of available-for-sale securities that have been in an unrealized loss position for a period of less than and greater than 12 months as of December 31, 2018 are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
Securities in unrealized loss position less than 12 months
 
Securities in unrealized loss position greater than 12 months
 
Total
 
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
 
Gross unrealized losses
 
Fair market value
Corporate debentures – bonds
 
$
(2
)
 
$
3,521

 
$

 
$

 
$
(2
)
 
$
3,521

U.S. Agency bonds
 
(39
)
 
14,957

 
(133
)
 
45,246

 
(172
)
 
60,203

U.S. Treasury bills
 

 
2,239

 

 

 

 
2,239

Asset-Backed securities
 
(1
)
 
1,347

 

 

 
(1
)
 
1,347

Total
 
$
(42
)
 
$
22,064

 
$
(133
)
 
$
45,246

 
$
(175
)
 
$
67,310

The amortized cost and fair value of the marketable available-for-sale securities, by contractual maturity, as of March 31, 2019, are shown below (in thousands):
 
 
Corporate Investments
 
Investments with Funds Held for Customers
 
Total
 
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
Due in one year or less
 
$
3,447

 
$
3,448

 
$
230,198

 
$
230,891

 
$
233,645

 
$
234,339

Due after one year
 

 

 
53,764

 
53,953

 
53,764

 
53,953

Total
 
$
3,447

 
$
3,448

 
$
283,962

 
$
284,844

 
$
287,409

 
$
288,292

The amortized cost and fair value of the marketable available-for-sale securities, by contractual maturity, as of December 31, 2018, are shown below (in thousands):
 
 
Corporate Investments
 
Investments with Funds Held for Customers
 
Total
 
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
Due in one year or less
 
$
10,743

 
$
10,741

 
$
185,385

 
$
185,361

 
$
196,128

 
$
196,102

Due after one year
 

 

 
98,714

 
98,903

 
98,714

 
98,903

Total
 
$
10,743

 
$
10,741

 
$
284,099

 
$
284,264

 
$
294,842

 
$
295,005

We classify and disclose fair value measurements in one of the following three categories of fair value hierarchy:
Level 1 -
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets and liabilities.
Level 2 -
Quoted prices in markets that are not active or financial instruments for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly.
Level 3 -
Prices or valuations that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable.
A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
Our assets that are measured by management at fair value on a recurring basis are generally classified within Level 1 or Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. We have had assets in the past, and may have assets in the future, classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. No assets or investments were classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy as of March 31, 2019 or as of December 31, 2018. We did not have any transfers into and out of Level 1 or Level 2 during the three months ended March 31, 2019 or the twelve months ended December 31, 2018. No assets or investments were classified as Level 3 as of March 31, 2019 or as of December 31, 2018.

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The types of instruments valued by management, based on quoted prices in less active markets, broker or dealer quotations, or alternative pricing sources with reasonable levels of price transparency, include corporate debentures and bonds, commercial paper, U.S. agency bonds and U.S. Treasury bills and asset-backed securities owned by Ultimate. Such instruments are generally classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. Ultimate uses consensus pricing, which is based on multiple pricing sources, to value its fixed income investments. The following table sets forth, by level within the fair value hierarchy, financial assets accounted for at fair value as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 (in thousands):
 
As of March 31, 2019
 
As of December 31, 2018
 
Total
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
Total
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
Corporate debentures – bonds
$
1,400

 
$

 
$
1,400

 
$

 
$
4,467

 
$

 
$
4,467

 
$

Commercial paper
850

 

 
850

 

 
2,687

 

 
2,687

 

U.S. Agency bonds
284,844

 

 
284,844

 

 
284,264

 

 
284,264

 

U.S. Treasury bills
749

 

 
749

 

 
2,240

 

 
2,240

 

Asset-Backed securities
449

 

 
449

 

 
1,347

 

 
1,347

 

Total
$
288,292

 
$

 
$
288,292

 
$

 
$
295,005

 
$

 
$
295,005

 
$

Assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis were presented in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2019 and the audited consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 as short-term and long-term investments in marketable securities. There were no financial liabilities accounted for at fair value as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.
5.
Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common stockholders (the numerator) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding (the denominator) for the period. The computation of diluted earnings per share is similar to basic earnings per share, except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potentially dilutive common shares had been issued.
The following table is a reconciliation of the shares of Ultimate's issued and outstanding $0.01 par value common stock ("Common Stock") used in the computation of basic and diluted net income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (in thousands):
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
31,526

 
30,404

Effect of dilutive equity instruments
614

 
701

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding
32,140

 
31,105

 
 
 
 
Options to purchase shares of Common Stock and other stock-based awards outstanding which are not included in the calculation of diluted income per share because their impact is anti-dilutive
303

 

6.
Foreign Currency
The financial statements of Ultimate’s foreign subsidiaries have been translated into U.S. dollars. The functional currency of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Ultimate Software Group of Canada, Inc. (“Ultimate Canada”), The Ultimate Software Group of Asia, PTE. LTD. ("Ultimate Asia") and PeopleDoc SAS ("PeopleDoc"), have been translated into U.S. dollars. Assets and liabilities are translated into U.S. dollars at period-end exchange rates. Income and expenses are translated at the average exchange rate for the reporting period. The resulting non-cash foreign currency translation adjustments, representing unrealized gains or losses, are included in stockholder's equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. We did not have any realized gains and losses resulting from foreign exchange transactions for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018.
Accumulated other comprehensive loss was $19.5 million at March 31, 2019 and $14.6 million at December 31, 2018. Included in accumulated other comprehensive loss was unrealized translation losses of $19.7 million at March 31, 2019 and

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$14.3 million at December 31, 2018. There were no significant reclassifications of realized gains and losses resulting from foreign exchange transactions to the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018.

7.     Deferred Revenue and Performance Obligations
During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, $175.2 million and $144.1 million, respectively, of recurring revenues recognized, were included in the deferred revenue balances at the beginning of the respective periods. Services revenues recognized in the same periods from deferred revenue balances at the beginning of the respective periods were not material.
Transaction Price Allocated to the Remaining Performance Obligations
As of March 31, 2019, approximately $2.0 billion of revenue is expected to be recognized from remaining SaaS performance obligations which includes the remaining period of their initial contract term as well as the remaining renewal periods under contract as of March 31, 2019. We expect to recognize revenue on approximately 46 percent of these remaining performance obligations over the next 12 months, with the balance recognized thereafter. Revenue from remaining performance obligations for services as of March 31, 2019 was not material.
8.
Stock-Based Compensation
Summary of Plans
Our Amended and Restated 2005 Equity and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) authorizes the grant of restricted and non-restricted shares of Common Stock, stock appreciation rights, stock units and cash performance awards (collectively, the “Awards”) to non-employee directors, officers and employees of Ultimate.
As of March 31, 2019, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that were available to be issued under all Awards granted under the Plan was 1,386,928 shares.
The following table sets forth the non-cash stock-based compensation ("SBC") expense resulting from stock-based arrangements that were recorded in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the periods indicated (in thousands):
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense:
 
 
 
Cost of recurring revenues
$
5,475

 
$
3,432

Cost of services revenues
2,887

 
2,373

Sales and marketing
19,024

 
16,338

Research and development
4,701

 
3,309

General and administrative
6,071

 
7,745

Total non-cash stock-based compensation expense
$
38,158

 
$
33,197

Ultimate capitalizes the portion of SBC expense attributed to personnel whose labor costs are being capitalized pursuant to ASC Topic 350-40, Intangibles Goodwill and Other-Internal Use Software, related to software development. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, SBC related to capitalized software was $1.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively. Total non-cash stock-based compensation expense, including SBC related to capitalized software, was $39.3 million and $34.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, respectively.

Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Unit Activity

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The following table summarizes restricted stock awards and restricted stock unit awards granted during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 (in thousands):
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
Restricted Stock Awards:
 
 
 
 
Non-Employee Directors
 
2

 
2

Senior Officers
 
195

 
200

Total Restricted Stock Awards Granted
 
197

 
202

 
 
 
 
 
Restricted Stock Unit Awards:
 
 
 
 
Non-Senior Officers and Other Employees
 
327

 
296

Total Restricted Stock Unit Awards Granted
 
327

 
296

The following table summarizes the activity pertaining to Common Stock previously issued under restricted stock awards and restricted stock unit awards which vested during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 (in thousands):
 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
Shares Vested
Shares Retained (1)
Amount Retained (in millions) (1)
Shares Issued
 
Shares Vested
Shares Retained (1)
Amount Retained (in millions) (1)
Shares Issued
Restricted Stock Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Employee Directors
 
1


$

1

 
2


$

2

Senior Officers
 
302

114

38.1

188

 
396

150

34.0

246

Non-Senior Officers and Other Employees
 


0.0


 
5

2

0.0

3

Total Restricted Stock Awards
 
303

114

$
38.1

189

 
403

152

$
34.0

251

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restricted Stock Unit Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Senior Officers and Other Employees
 
248

85

$
28.0

163

 
208

70

$
16.0

137

Total Restricted Stock Unit Awards
 
248

85

$
28.0

163

 
208

70

$
16.0

137

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(1) During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, of the shares released, 198,943 and 221,891 shares, respectively, were retained by Ultimate and not issued, in satisfaction of withholding payroll tax requirements applicable to the payment of such awards.

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The following table summarizes restricted stock award and restricted stock unit activity for the three months ended March 31, 2019 (in thousands, except per share values):
 
 
Restricted Stock Awards
 
Restricted Stock Unit Awards
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
 
Shares
 
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
Outstanding at December 31, 2018
 
686

 
$
207.25

 
751

 
$
220.52

Granted
 
197

 
332.41

 
327

 
332.41

Vested and released
 
(303
)
 
187.53

 
(248
)
 
197.00

Forfeited or expired
 

 

 
(6
)
 
261.30

Outstanding at March 31, 2019
 
580

 
$
260.09

 
824

 
$
271.75

As of March 31, 2019, total unrecognized compensation costs included $187.9 million related to non-vested restricted stock unit awards and $132.5 million related to non-vested restricted stock.

9.
Leases
Effective January 1, 2019, we recognize leases in accordance with Topic 842. In the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2019, the ROU assets for operating leases are presented with long-term other assets, net and the ROU assets for finance leases are presented with property and equipment, net. The short-term portions of operating lease liabilities are presented with accrued expenses and other liabilities and the long-term portions are presented with other long-term liabilities. The short-term and long term-portions of finance lease liabilities are separate lines items presented in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet. Below are the ROU asset and lease liability balances as of March 31, 2019 (in thousands):

 
As of March 31, 2019
 
Finance Leases
 
Operating Leases
Right-of-use assets
$
19,255

 
$
65,945

 
 
 
 
Short-term portion of lease liabilities
$
8,142

 
$
19,668

Long-term portion of lease liabilities
7,136

 
60,497

Total lease liabilities
$
15,278

 
$
80,165


Below is disaggregated quantitative information (in thousands) of our total lease cost including the amounts recognized in profit and loss and the cash flows arising from lease transactions.


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For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
Finance lease cost:
 
     Amortization of right-of-use assets
$
1,632

     Interest on lease liabilities
119

Operating lease cost
4,464

Total lease cost
$
6,215

 
 
Other Information
 
Cash paid in the period for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
 
     Operating cash outflows from operating leases
$
5,136

     Operating cash outflows from finance leases
1,817

     Financing cash flows from finance leases
2,247

 
 
Right-of-use assets obtained in the period in exchange for lease liabilities:
 
     Right-of-use assets for finance leases
$
5,300

     Right-of-use assets for operating leases
14,793


The weighted average lease term, future leases costs and effects of discounting on operating and finance leases are as follows:

 
Finance Leases
 
Operating Leases
Weighted-average remaining lease term in years
2.18

 
5.63

 
 
 
 
Future lease costs (in thousands)
 
 
 
Twelve months ending March 31,
 
 
 
2020
$
8,552

 
$
20,022

2021
6,312

 
19,048

2022
3,355

 
17,300

2023
160

 
12,417

2024

 
8,246

Thereafter

 
20,261

Total future lease costs
18,379

 
97,294

Less: effects of discounting future lease costs
3,101

 
17,129

Recognized lease liability as of March 31, 2019
$
15,278

 
$
80,165

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average discount rate
5.22
%
 
4.92
%


10. Subsequent Events

On February 4, 2019, the Company announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman in an all-cash transaction that values the Company at an aggregate value of approximately $11 billion.  Under the terms of the merger agreement, the Company’s stockholders receive $331.50 per share in cash upon the closing of the transaction.  The obligation of the parties to complete the merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among others, approval by the Company’s stockholders and regulatory approvals. A special meeting of the stockholders of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. was held on April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., New York City time where the Company’s stockholders voted and approved the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 3, 2019, by and among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub.


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ITEM 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion of the financial condition and results of operations of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Ultimate,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “Form 10-Q”) and in conjunction with Ultimate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2019 (the “Form 10-K”).
Merger Agreement
On February 3, 2019, Ultimate entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Unite Parent Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), and Unite Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Ultimate would be acquired by an investor group led by Hellman & Friedman (“H&F”), a leading private equity investment firm, in an all-cash transaction for $331.50 per share in cash (representing an aggregate value of approximately $11 billion), after which Ultimate would operate as a privately held company. Parent is a newly-formed entity that will be owned by the investor group.

The Merger Agreement provides, among other things and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, that Merger Sub will be merged with and into Ultimate (the “Merger”), with Ultimate continuing as the surviving corporation and as an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. The Merger Agreement provides that each share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Ultimate (“Common Stock”) outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”) (other than shares of Common Stock owned by Ultimate in treasury, Parent, Merger Sub or any wholly owned subsidiary of Ultimate or Parent and shares of Common Stock owned by stockholders of Ultimate who properly demand and do not withdraw a demand for, or lose their right to, appraisal rights pursuant to Section 262 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware) will, at the Effective Time, automatically be cancelled and converted into the right to receive $331.50 in cash (the “Merger Consideration”), without interest and subject to applicable withholding taxes.

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, as of the Effective Time, (i) each Ultimate stock option will become fully vested and be converted into the right to receive an amount in cash equal to the product of (A) the excess, if any, of the Merger Consideration over the applicable exercise price of such option, multiplied by (B) the number of shares subject to such option, subject to applicable withholding taxes, and (ii) each restricted stock award and restricted stock unit award that is outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will, whether granted prior to the date of the Merger Agreement or granted on or after the date of the Merger Agreement, become fully vested and be converted into the right to receive the Merger Consideration in respect of each underlying share of Common Stock, subject to applicable withholding taxes.

Ultimate’s board of directors (the “Board of Directors” or the “Board”) has unanimously approved and declared advisable the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger. The obligation of the parties to complete the Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among others, (i) the adoption of the Merger Agreement by a majority of outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote thereon (the “Company Stockholder Approval”), (ii) the expiration or earlier termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the decisions, orders, consents or expiration of any waiting periods required to consummate the Merger under the anti-competition laws of certain foreign jurisdictions have occurred or been granted, (iii) the absence of any law, order or injunction of a court or governmental entity of competent jurisdiction prohibiting the consummation of the Merger, (iv) the accuracy of the representations and warranties contained in the Merger Agreement (subject to certain qualifications), (v) the performance in all material respects by the parties of their respective obligations under the Merger Agreement that are required to be performed at or prior to the Effective Time and (vi) the absence of a Company Material Adverse Effect (as defined in the Merger Agreement) occurring after the date of the Merger Agreement.

Ultimate has made customary representations, warranties and covenants in the Merger Agreement, including, among others, covenants (i) to conduct its business in all material respects in the ordinary course during the period between the execution of the Merger Agreement and the closing of the Merger, and not to engage in specified types of transactions during this period, subject to certain exceptions and (ii) to convene a meeting of its stockholders for the purpose of obtaining the Company Stockholder Approval. The Merger Agreement provides for a 50 day “go-shop” period beginning on February 3, 2019, and continuing until 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on March 25, 2019, during which period the Board of Directors and Ultimate’s financial advisor are permitted to actively initiate, solicit and encourage alternative acquisition proposals from third parties and to provide information to, and participate in discussions and engage in negotiations with, third parties regarding any alternative acquisition proposals. 


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At the direction of Ultimate’s board of directors, during the go shop period, Ultimate and its financial advisor solicited and responded to inquiries relating to the proposed merger and alternative acquisition proposals from 22 parties. During such time, three parties executed non-disclosure agreements with Ultimate and were offered access to certain members of Ultimate’s senior management and were provided access to certain non-public information regarding Ultimate. During the go shop period, no alternative acquisition proposals were received by Ultimate. Following the expiration of the go shop period, Ultimate became subject to customary no-shop restrictions that limit its and its representatives’ ability to solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties, subject to customary “fiduciary out” provisions.

A special meeting of the stockholders of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. was held on April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., New York City time where Ultimate stockholders voted and approved the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 3, 2019, by and among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub.

Business Overview
With offices in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, England, and Singapore, Ultimate Software is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions—often referred to as human capital management ("HCM")—and employee experience solutions. Ultimate's UltiPro product suite is a comprehensive, engaging solution that has human resources ("HR") and payroll at its core and includes benefits management, talent acquisition, talent management, time management, and global people management functionality available in 14 languages with 61 country-specific localizations. Ultimate also offers a-la-carte employee experience solutions, such as HR Service Delivery and "Perception," an employee-sentiment analysis solution.

Ultimate's solutions are delivered via software-as-a-service ("SaaS"), now more commonly known as cloud computing, to organizations with employees in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and other global locations. At the close of 2018, we had more than 5,600 organizations as customers and more than 48 million people records in our cloud environment. We attained our leadership position, we believe, through our exclusive focus on solutions that help companies manage their employees in an engaging way. Key factors in our success have been our people-centric product design, cloud technology, and strong customer relationships nurtured by our services team and throughout the Ultimate organization.

UltiPro is designed to deliver the functionality businesses need to manage the complete employee life cycle from recruitment to retirement and to facilitate high levels of employee engagement with their employers and one another. The solution includes unified feature sets for talent acquisition and onboarding, HR service delivery and management, compliance, benefits management and online enrollment, payroll, performance management, employee engagement surveying, compensation management with salary planning, budgeting, incentive award planning, succession management, learning management, reporting and analytical decision-making and predictive tools, and time capture, scheduling, attendance tracking, and absence accruals. UltiPro has role-based features for HR professionals, executives, managers, administrators, and employees whether they are in or out of the office, including access to business-critical information and functions on mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets.

Our customers tell us that UltiPro helps them to streamline talent management, HR and payroll processes to significantly reduce administrative and operational costs while also empowering them to manage and develop the talent in their workforces more strategically. UltiPro provides our customers intelligent tools and insights for engaging workforces and understanding organizational dynamics, analyzing trends for better decision making, identifying high-performing talent, predicting who future high-performers and what retention risks will be with a high degree of accuracy, finding critical information quickly and performing routine business activities efficiently.

Our cloud offering of UltiPro provides web-based and mobile access to comprehensive HCM functionality for organizations that want to simplify delivery and support of their business applications. We have found that UltiPro is attractive to companies that want to focus on their core competencies to increase sales and profits while we supply and manage the hardware, infrastructure, ongoing maintenance, and backup services for our customers.

We market our UltiPro solutions primarily to enterprise companies, which we define as organizations with 2,501 or more employees, including those with 10,000 employees and larger; mid-market companies, which we define as those having 501-2,500 employees; and strategic market companies, which we define as those having 100-500 employees. Our mid-market and strategic customers have access to nearly all the features that our larger enterprise companies have through UltiPro, plus a bundled services package. Since many companies in the mid- and strategic markets do not have information technology (“IT”) staff on their premises to help with system deployment or ongoing management issues, we have created a bundled services package to give these customers a high degree of convenience by handling system configuration, business rules, and other

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situations for them “behind the scenes.” UltiPro is marketed primarily through our enterprise, mid-market, and strategic direct sales teams.

In addition to UltiPro's HCM functionality, our customers have the option to purchase a number of additional capabilities on a per-employee-per-month (“PEPM”) basis, which are available to enhance and complement the core functionality of UltiPro and which are based on the particular business needs of our customers. These optional UltiPro capabilities currently include (i) the talent acquisition suite (recruitment and onboarding); (ii) the talent management suite (performance management, talent predictors, and succession management); (iii) learning management; (iv) employee engagement surveys; (v) compensation management; (vi) benefits enrollment; (vii) time and scheduling management; (viii) payment services; (ix) wage attachments; (x) HR service delivery; and (xi) other optional features (collectively, “Optional Capabilities”).

All Optional Capabilities are priced solely on a subscription basis. Some of the Optional Capabilities are available to enterprise, mid-market and strategic market customers while others are available exclusively to either enterprise, mid-market or strategic market customers, and availability is based on the needs of the respective customers, the number of their employees and the complexity of their HCM environment.

The key drivers of our business are growth in recurring revenues and operating income. Our ability to achieve significant revenue growth in the future will depend upon the success of our direct sales force and our ability to adapt our sales efforts to address the evolving markets for our products and services. We provide our sales personnel with comprehensive and continuing training with respect to technology and market place developments. Aside from sales commissions, we also provide various incentives to encourage our sales representatives, including stock-based compensation awards based upon performance.

The HCM market is intensely competitive. We address competitive pressures through improvements and enhancements to our products and services, the development of additional features of UltiPro and a comprehensive marketing team and process that distinguishes Ultimate and its products from the competition.  Our focus on customer service, which enables us to maintain a high Customer Retention rate, also helps us address competitive pressures.

As our business has grown, we have become increasingly subject to the risks arising from adverse changes in domestic and global economic conditions. If general economic conditions were to deteriorate, we may experience delays in our sales cycles, increased pressure from prospective customers to offer discounts and increased pressure from existing customers to renew expiring recurring revenue agreements for lower amounts. We address continuing economic pressures by, among other things, efforts to control growth of our operating expenses through the monitoring of controllable costs and vendor negotiations.

Ultimate has two primary revenue sources: recurring revenues and services revenues. The primary component of recurring revenues is subscription revenues from our cloud offering of UltiPro. The majority of services revenues are derived from implementation consulting services.

As cloud units are sold, the recurring revenue backlog associated with UltiPro grows, enhancing the predictability of future revenue streams. Cloud revenues include ongoing monthly subscription fees, priced on a PEPM basis. Revenue recognition for our recurring revenue stream is typically triggered when the customer processes its first payroll using UltiPro (or goes “Live”).

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) 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. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.  Ultimate’s critical accounting estimates, as discussed in "Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," included in the Form 10-K, have not significantly changed.

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Results of Operations
The following table sets forth the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income data of Ultimate, as a percentage of total revenues, for the periods indicated:
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues:
 
 
 
Recurring
85.9
 %
 
85.5
 %
Services
14.1

 
14.5

Total revenues
100.0

 
100.0

Cost of revenues:
 

 
 

Recurring
24.7

 
22.7

Services
14.0

 
15.2

Total cost of revenues
38.7

 
37.9

Gross profit
61.3

 
62.1

Operating expenses:
 

 
 

Sales and marketing
25.6

 
25.7

Research and development
19.3

 
17.0

General and administrative
13.6

 
11.5

Total operating expenses
58.5

 
54.2

Operating income
2.8

 
7.9

Other (expense) income:
 

 
 

Interest expense and other
(0.2
)
 
(0.1
)
Other income, net
0.1

 
0.1

Total other (expense) income, net
(0.1
)
 

Income before income taxes
2.7

 
7.9

Benefit (provision) for income taxes
1.1

 
(0.5
)
Net income
3.8
 %
 
7.4
 %
Operating income decreased 5.1% to $9.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $22.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. In addition to the changes discussed below, operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 included an increase in employer payroll tax expenses (as reflected in labor and related costs discussed below) from the vestings of employee restricted stock-based awards (which vested at a higher stock price in February 2019) and certain expenditures incurred for merger-related activities.
Revenues
Our revenues are derived from recurring revenues and services revenues.
Total revenues increased 21.0% to $335.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $276.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
Recurring revenues, primarily consisting of subscription-based SaaS revenues, increased 21.7% to $287.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $236.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase for the three months ended March 31, 2019 in recurring revenues, was primarily based on the revenue impact of incremental units sold to customers that have processed their first payroll using UltiPro (or gone "Live") since March 31, 2018, including the UltiPro core product and, to a lesser extent, Optional Capabilities of UltiPro. Cloud subscription-based SaaS revenues are recognized as recurring revenues over the initial contract period, as those services are delivered, typically commencing with the Live date.
Our annual revenue customer retention rate for our recurring revenue cloud customer base was approximately 96% as of March 31, 2019 (calculated on a 12-month rolling basis), which is consistent with the same period of the prior year. The impact on recurring revenues of UltiPro units sold has been a gradual increase from one reporting period to the next, based on

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the incremental effect of revenue recognition of the subscription fees over the terms of the related contracts as sales in backlog go Live.
Services revenues increased 17.2% to $47.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $40.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in services revenues for the three month period was primarily due to additional implementation revenues to support increased sales, from both Ultimate's implementation consultants as well as third party implementation partners and, to a lesser extent, an increase in Other Services revenues mainly attributable to our print services for certain customers.
Cost of Revenues
Cost of revenues consists of the costs of recurring and services revenues. Cost of recurring revenues primarily consists of costs to provide customer support services ("Customer Support") to cloud customers, the cost of providing periodic updates and the cost of recurring subscription revenues, including hosting data center costs and, to a lesser extent, amortization of capitalized software. Cost of services revenues primarily consists of costs to provide implementation services and training to Ultimate’s customers and, to a lesser extent, costs related to sales of payroll-related forms, time clocks and print services, as well as costs associated with certain client reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses.
Total cost of revenues increased 23.5% to $129.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $104.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
Cost of recurring revenues increased 31.4% to $82.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $62.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in the cost of recurring revenues for the three month period was primarily due to increases in both cloud costs and Customer Support costs, as described below, and, to a lesser extent, increased amortization of capitalized software costs from the development costs related to a development project to be sold in the future as a cloud product only (the "Development Project") which resulted from product modules becoming available for their intended use.
For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the increase in cloud costs was principally as a result of the growth in cloud operations from increased sales, including increased labor costs and, to a lesser extent, increased variable costs associated with our cloud operations.
The increase in Customer Support costs for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was primarily due to higher labor costs commensurate with the growth in the number of cloud customers serviced.
Cost of services revenues increased 11.8% to $46.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $41.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in cost of services revenues for the three month period was primarily due to the increased costs of implementation, including higher labor and related costs, and, to a lesser extent, the increased use of third-party implementation partners.
Sales and Marketing
Sales and marketing expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits, sales commissions, travel and promotional expenses, and facility and communication costs for direct sales offices, as well as advertising and marketing costs. Sales and marketing expenses increased 20.3% to $85.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $71.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in sales and marketing expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was primarily due to increased labor and related costs (including the impact of an increase in sales personnel) and, to a lesser extent, higher advertising and marketing expenses.
Research and Development
Research and development expenses consist primarily of software development personnel costs. Research and development expenses increased 37.3% to $64.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $47.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in research and development expenses for the three month period was principally due to higher labor and related costs associated with the ongoing development of UltiPro and Optional Capabilities, including the impact of increased personnel costs (predominantly from additional headcount), net of capitalized labor costs. During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, we capitalized a total of $14.3 million (including $1.1 million in non-cash stock-based compensation) and $14.6 million (including $1.0 million in non-cash stock-based compensation), respectively, for internal-use software costs from the Development Project. The capitalized costs for this Development Project were from direct labor costs and, to a lesser extent, third party consulting fees for the three months ended March 31, 2019. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, there was $3.4 million of amortization associated with certain

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product modules of the Development Project which were ready for their intended use, as compared with $1.8 million for the same period of the prior year. The amortization of capitalized software is included in cost of recurring revenues.
General and Administrative
General and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits of executive, administrative and financial personnel, as well as facility costs, external professional fees and the provision for doubtful accounts. General and administrative expenses increased 44.1% to $45.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $31.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in general and administrative expenses for the three month period was primarily due to higher labor and related costs, including increased personnel to support Ultimate's growth in operations, increased professional fees, an increase in the provision for doubtful accounts and expenses incurred for merger-related activities.
Income Taxes
For the three months ended March 31, 2019, consolidated income taxes were a benefit of $3.8 million and for the three months ended March 31, 2018, consolidated income taxes were a provision of $1.3 million. The effective tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 were (40.3)% and 5.8% respectively, with the rate variance primarily attributable to a higher excess tax benefit of $9.6 million recognized for the vesting of stock-based compensation in the current quarter and lower consolidated net income before taxes. The consolidated income tax benefit of $3.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 included a $1.6 million income tax benefit related to the PeopleDoc SAS consolidated group.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
In recent years, we have funded operations primarily from cash flows generated from operations.
As of March 31, 2019, we had $103.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term corporate investments in marketable securities (collectively, "Cash"), reflecting a net decrease of $58.1 million since December 31, 2018.  The total decrease in Cash for the three month period was primarily from cash used to settle the employee tax withholding liability for vesting of restricted stock awards and restricted stock units of $66.1 million and cash purchases of property and equipment (including principal payments on financed equipment) of $25.0 million primarily consisting of $14.3 million in capitalized labor costs (excluding non-cash stock-based compensation of $1.1 million) and third party consulting fees, paid in cash, associated with the Development Project, partially offset by cash provided by operations of $35.2 million.
Our operating cash inflows primarily consist of payments received from our UltiPro customers. Our operating cash outflows primarily consist of cash we invest in personnel and infrastructure to support the anticipated growth of our business, payments to vendors directly related to our services, payments under arrangements with third party vendors who provide hosting infrastructure services in connection with UltiPro, related sales and marketing costs, costs of operations and systems development and programming costs. Net cash provided by operating activities decreased $21.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2019 to $35.2 million, as compared with $56.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The net decrease of $21.4 million was primarily due to decreased cash from working capital of $40.4 million, partially offset an increase in cash operating income (after adjusting for non-cash expenses) of $19.0 million.
The net cash used in investing activities was $775.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as compared with a net cash outflow of $665.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase of $109.9 million was primarily attributable to a net change in funds received from our customers using the UltiPro payment services offering ("UltiPro Payment Services") of $185.2 million and a decrease in purchases of property and equipment of $2.1 million, partially offset by a decrease in the purchases of marketable securities of $34.8 million (which includes purchases for the period of $79.0 million of funds held for customers being invested in marketable securities in addition to our corporate funds), and an increase in the maturities of marketable securities of $42.5 million (which includes the maturities for the period of $79.3 million of marketable securities originally purchased with funds held for customers in addition to our corporate funds). We invest our customer funds in available for sale securities along with our corporate funds in accordance with our internal investment strategies. The portfolio predominantly consists of investment grade securities with long-term ratings of AAA and AA+ and short-term ratings A-1/P-1. Customer funds not invested in available for sale securities, temporarily held by us as a result of our UltiPro Payment Services, are invested in U.S. Government money market funds that invest in short-term, high quality money market instruments which consist of U.S. Treasury and U.S. Government Agency obligations and repurchase agreements collateralized by such obligations. The money market funds are rated AAA by Standard & Poor's and Aaa by Moody's. Any residual customer funds are held primarily in our bank accounts.
Net cash used in financing activities was $689.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as compared with $596.9 million net cash used in financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The $92.3 million increase in

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cash used in financing activities was primarily related to a net change of $109.7 million in customer funds obligations for our UltiPro Payment Services, partially offset by an increase of $15.8 million in cash used to settle employee tax withholding liabilities upon the vesting of their restricted stock awards and restricted stock unit awards.
Days sales outstanding (or "DSOs"), calculated on a trailing three-month basis, as of March 31, 2019 were 67 days as compared with 63 days as of March 31, 2018.
Deferred revenues were $250.1 million at March 31, 2019, as compared with $239.9 million at December 31, 2018 due to higher deferred recurring revenues as a result of increased sales.
We believe that cash and cash equivalents, investments in marketable securities, equipment financing, other borrowings and cash generated from operations will be sufficient to fund our operations for at least the next 12 months. This belief is based upon, among other factors, management’s expectations for future revenue growth, controlled expenses and collections of accounts receivable.
As of March 31, 2019, we did not have any material commitments for capital expenditures, except for anticipated capitalized costs associated with the Development Project.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We do not, and, as of March 31, 2019, we did not, have any off-balance sheet arrangements (as that term is defined in applicable SEC rules) that are reasonably likely to have a current or future material effect on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
Quarterly Fluctuations
Our quarterly revenues and operating results have varied significantly in the past and are likely to vary substantially from quarter to quarter in the future. Our operating results may fluctuate as a result of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, increased expenses (especially as they relate to product development, sales and marketing and the use of third-party consultants), timing of product releases, increased competition, variations in the mix of revenues, announcements of new products by us or our competitors and capital spending patterns of our customers. We establish our expenditure levels based upon our expectations as to future revenues, and, if revenue levels are below expectations, expenses can be disproportionately high. A drop in near term demand for our products could significantly affect both revenues and profits in any quarter. Operating results achieved in previous fiscal quarters are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the full fiscal year or for any future periods. As a result of these factors, there can be no assurance that we will be able to maintain profitability on a quarterly basis. We believe that, due to the underlying factors for quarterly fluctuations, quarter-to-quarter comparisons of Ultimate’s operations are not necessarily meaningful and that such comparisons should not be relied upon as indications of future performance.
Forward-Looking Statements
The foregoing Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the following Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations or beliefs, including, but not limited to, our expectations concerning our operations and financial performance and condition. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Ultimate’s actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties associated with fluctuations in our quarterly operating results, concentration of our product offerings, development risks involved with new products and technologies, competition, our contractual relationships with third parties, contract renewals with business partners, compliance by our customers with the terms of their contracts with us, and other factors disclosed in Ultimate’s filings with the SEC. Other factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this Form 10-Q and the Form 10-K, including the risk factors set forth in "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" of the Form 10-K. Ultimate undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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ITEM 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
The quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk appear 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 December 31, 2018 and there were no material changes in market risks for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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ITEM 4.
Controls and Procedures
(a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. Ultimate carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of Ultimate’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”) and the Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”), of the effectiveness of the design and operation of Ultimate’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Form 10-Q pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, Ultimate’s management, including the CEO and CFO, concluded that, as of March 31, 2019, Ultimate’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in Ultimate’s Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified by the SEC’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the CEO and CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In conducting our evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2019, we excluded internal controls over financial reporting associated with PeopleDoc which was acquired in July 2018. Ultimate’s disclosure controls and procedures were designed to provide reasonable assurance as to the achievement of these objectives. It should be noted that the design of any system of controls is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events and thus has inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can only provide reasonable assurance as to the achievement of their objectives.
(b) Changes in internal control over financial reporting. There have been no changes during the quarter ended March 31, 2019 in Ultimate’s internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Ultimate’s internal control over financial reporting. Effective January 1, 2019, we adopted Accounting Standards Codification 842, Leases (“Topic 842”). Although Topic 842 is expected to have an immaterial impact on our ongoing net income, we did implement changes to our processes related to lease accounting and the control activities within them. These included the development of new policies based on the provisions of Topic 842, ongoing reviews of lease contracts, and gathering of information provided for disclosures.
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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer and Affiliated Purchases
The number of shares of Common Stock repurchased by us during the three months ended March 31, 2019 are indicated below:
 
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
 
Average Price Paid per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (2)
 
Maximum Number (or Approximate Dollar Value) of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (2)
January 1 - 31, 2019
 

 
$

 
4,657,995

 
1,342,005

February 1 - 28, 2019
 
198,896 (1)

 
$
332.41

 
4,657,995

 
1,342,005

March 1 - 31, 2019
 
47 (1)

 
$
332.02

 
4,657,995

 
1,342,005

__________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Represents shares of Common Stock that were acquired by us at the fair market value of the Common Stock as of the period stated, in connection with the satisfaction of our employees' tax withholding liability resulting from the vesting of restricted stock holdings.
(2) Under a stock repurchase plan originally announced on October 30, 2000, and subsequently amended from time to time, Ultimate is authorized to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of its Common Stock. As of March 31, 2019, Ultimate had purchased 4,657,995 shares of Common Stock under our stock repurchase plan, with 1,342,005 shares being available for repurchase in the future. There were no purchases of Common Stock under the stock repurchase plan for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

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ITEM 6.
Exhibits
Number
 
Description
 
 
 
 
 
101.1
 
Interactive Data Files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T: (i) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, (ii) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, (iii) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, (iv) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, (v) Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 and (vi) Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.*
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Signatures
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.
 
 
The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 1, 2019
By:
/s/ Felicia Alvaro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Authorized Signatory and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)



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