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National Research Corporation Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

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LINCOLN, Neb., May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Research Corporation (Nasdaq:NRCIA) (Nasdaq:NRCIB) today announced results for the first quarter of 2014.

  • Net New Sales $3.3 million
  • Total Contract Value $99.4 million
  • Revenue up 5% to $26.0 million
  • Net Income of $5.5 million, up 22%

Remarking on company performance, Michael D. Hays, chief executive officer of National Research said, "Even given our planned investment in Customer Connect and revenue at 98% of plan, the company's combined earnings per share grew 22%."

Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, was $26.0 million, compared to $24.9 million for the same quarter in 2013. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, was $5.5 million, compared to $4.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.13 for Class A shares and $0.77 for Class B shares for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, from diluted earnings per share of $0.11 for Class A shares and $0.64 for Class B shares for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Combined diluted earnings per share (a non-GAAP measure) increased to $0.22 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, from $0.18 for the first quarter of 2013.

Regarding first quarter performance, Kevin Karas, chief financial officer of National Research, said, "We achieved significant improvement in our net income margin, growing from 18% in the first quarter of 2013 to 21% in 2014. From a revenue standpoint, we continue to see strong double-digit growth in our Acute Care Patient Experience (14%), Market Insights (14%) and Connect (42%) offerings."

A listen-only simulcast of the National Research 2014 first quarter conference call will be available online at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/nrcn5mas on May 7, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. The online replay will follow approximately one hour later and continue for 30 days.

For more than 33 years, National Research Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care, helping healthcare providers measure and improve quality and services through analytics that offer a rich understanding of customers' experiences, preferences, risks and behaviors across the healthcare continuum.

The information discussed within this release includes financial results and projections that are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). In addition, certain non-GAAP financial measures have been provided that calculate combined earnings per share based on combined Class A and Class B shares and share equivalents outstanding, respectively. The non-GAAP measures should be read in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures and should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative or substitute for, the measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please note that the Company's non-GAAP measures may be different than those used by other companies. The additional non-GAAP financial information the Company presents should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for, the Company's financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided in an effort to provide information that investors may deem relevant to evaluate results from the company's core business operations and to compare the company's performance with prior periods. The company uses both GAAP and these non-GAAP financial measures for evaluating comparable financial performance against prior periods.

This press release includes "forward-looking" statements related to the Company that can generally be identified as describing the Company's future plans, objectives or goals. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those currently anticipated. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For further information about the factors that could affect the Company's future results, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended
March 31,
2014 2013
Revenue $ 26,030 $ 24,906
Operating expenses:
Direct 10,329 10,246
Selling, general and administrative 6,366 6,493
Depreciation and amortization 935 950
Total operating expenses 17,630 17,689
Operating income 8,400 7,217
Other income (expense):
Interest income 17 19
Interest expense (81) (117)
Other, net 7 14
Total other expense (57) (84)
Income before income taxes 8,343 7,133
Provision for income taxes 2,890 2,663
Net income $ 5,453 $ 4,470
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
Basic Earnings Per Share:
Class A $ 0.13 $ 0.11
Class B $ 0.79 $ 0.65
Diluted Earnings Per Share:
Class A $ 0.13 $ 0.11
Class B $ 0.77 $ 0.64
Weighted average shares and share equivalents outstanding
Class A - basic 20,742 20,669
Class B - basic 3,469 3,445
Class A - diluted 21,134 21,063
Class B - diluted 3,541 3,511
NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts and par value)
Mar. 31, Dec. 31,
2014 2013
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 26,453 $ 22,092
Accounts receivable, net 12,046 11,043
Income taxes receivable 237 265
Other current assets 3,539 3,074
Total current assets 42,275 36,474
Property and equipment, net 11,725 11,898
Goodwill 57,499 57,593
Other, net 4,778 5,031
Total Assets $ 116,277 $ 110,996
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 3,559 $ 3,230
Deferred revenue 14,740 13,885
Accrued compensation 3,366 4,319
Notes payable 2,273 2,256
Total current liabilities 23,938 23,690
Non-current liabilities 15,020 15,551
Total Liabilities 38,958 39,241
Shareholders' Equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 2,000,000 shares, none issued -- --
Class A Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 60,000,000 shares, issued 25,372,186 in 2014 and 25,285,029 in 2013, outstanding 20,808,304 in 2014 and 20,768,784 in 2013 25 25
Class B Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 80,000,000 shares, issued 4,234,643 in 2014 and 4,220,117 in 2013, outstanding 3,480,217 in 2014 and 3,467,410 in 2013 4 4
Additional paid-in capital 43,614 42,192
Retained earnings 63,495 58,042
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (103) 302
Treasury stock (29,716) (28,810)
Total shareholder's equity 77,319 71,755
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 116,277 $ 110,996
NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Non-GAAP Combined Earnings Per Share Schedule
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended
March 31,
2014 2013
Combined Earnings Per Share
Basic Earnings Per Share $ 0.23 $ 0.19
Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 0.22 $ 0.18
Combined weighted average shares and share equivalents outstanding
Combined - Basic 24,211 24,114
Combined - Diluted 24,675 24,574

CONTACT: Kevin R. Karas Chief Financial Officer 402-475-2525

Source:National Research Corporation