– Transition Period Impacts License Revenue Results; Maintenance and Service Revenue Hold Strong –
– Adds More than 200 Technical Employees During Year; Doubles the Number of Employees Providing Customer Support –
– Generates Approximately $19 Million in Cash from Operations for Fiscal 2014 –
– Confirms Recent Signing of $16 Million Contract for NFS Ascent –
– Conference Call Scheduled Today at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT) –
CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK), a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, 2014.
Highlights for 2014 Fiscal Year
- The introduction and global release of NetSol's next-generation platform, NFS Ascent™, featuring an architecture and user interfaces that reflect 30 years of collective experience with global Fortune 500 companies. The platform's framework allows captive automotive and asset finance companies to rapidly transform legacy-dependent information technology into a state-of-the-art IT and business process environment;
- The first roll-out and go-live of NFS Ascent™ at Nissan Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd;
- A multimillion-dollar contract for the implementation of NFS™ at a major automobile manufacturer in China;
- A multimillion dollar agreement for the implementation of the WFS module of NFS Ascent™ at a Japanese automobile manufacturer in Thailand;
- A new LeaseSoft project with a private equity-backed asset finance business in the UK;
- Implementation of NetSol's mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) solution by a global luxury car manufacturer and finance company across its dealer network in China;
- Receipt of the "First Rate and Best Selling Leasing and Finance Solution" Award at this year's China Leasing Summit for its flagship product, NFS™; and,
- Profitable sale of business unit, Vroozi, Inc.
"Fiscal 2014 was a year of significant progress on both the technological and operating fronts, highlighted by the launch of our next-generation finance and leasing platform, NFS Ascent," said Najeeb Ghauri, CEO. "While from a financial perspective, we clearly were in a transition period that severely impacted our financial results, particularly license revenue, our pipeline of potential new business as we proceed into the new year is strong, with great anticipation of closing deals and implementing NFS Ascent."
"Through this transition period we invested heavily in growth, building our infrastructure and adding personnel to support multiple complex implementations concurrently, with the ability to implement them expeditiously, without sacrificing quality or customer service. Our management team and board view our strategic investments as a necessity to support the long-term growth of the company, and as steps that are directly correlated to our confidence and visibility into our pipeline," Ghauri said.
"During this period, we also took steps to refocus the business, discontinuing two non-core products, which increased the depreciation and amortization expense in the fourth quarter. This one-time non-cash charge, combined with the depreciation and amortization for NFS Ascent now that it has been launched, impacted our bottom line on a GAAP basis."
"As we look ahead, I believe that today NetSol is stronger than it has ever been, with a highly competitive solution in NFS Ascent and a growing pool of talented employees worldwide, and the resources to execute our growth strategy. We are pleased to have recently signed our largest individual contract to date, a $16 million agreement in total for NFS Ascent, with the implementation phase conducted over the next 18 months," Ghauri added.
Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter
The following comparison refers to results for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter versus the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter.
Total net revenues were $9.5 million, compared with $15.0 million for the same period last year, principally reflecting license revenue of $600,000 versus $6.2 million in the same period last year, as a result of the transition to NFS Ascent. Maintenance revenue increased to $2.7 million from $2.4 million last year, as a result of completed implementations. Service revenue was $6.2 million, primarily consisting of change requests for current customers, versus $6.4 million in the same period last year, which included change requests and implementation services as a result of new license sales.
Total operating expenses amounted to $7.3 million, versus $4.7 million last year. The increase relates to higher selling and marketing costs, travel expenses, and business development costs to market and introduce NFS Ascent globally.
Net loss was $7.2 million, or $0.79 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. This compares to net income of $3.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA loss (a non-GAAP measure) was $3.3 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $5.1 million for the same period last year. During the fiscal 2014 quarter, depreciation and amortization increased by $2.4 million, which was primarily comprised of two discontinued software products and depreciation of NFS Ascent now that it has been launched. The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable financial measure based upon GAAP, as well as a further explanation of adjusted EBITDA, is included in the financial tables at the end of this press release.
Fiscal 2014 Full Year Results
For the full fiscal 2014 year, total net revenues were $36.4 million, versus $49.8 million for the same period last year. License revenue was $5.4 million versus $17.8 million last year, reflecting the transition period to NFS Ascent. Maintenance revenue increased to $10.5 million from $9.6 million last year as a result of completion of implementations. Service revenue was $20.4 million, primarily consisting of change requests for current customers, compared with $22.5 million last year, which included change requests and implementation services as a result of new license sales.
Net loss (which includes discontinued operations to reflect the sale of Vroozi) for the full fiscal 2014 year was $11.4 million, or $1.25 per share, compared with net income of $7.9 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, last year.
Adjusted EBITDA loss (a non-GAAP measure) was $2.3 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $14.0 million for the same period last year. For the full fiscal 2014 year, depreciation and amortization increased by $3.5 million over last year. The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable financial measure based upon GAAP, as well as a further explanation of adjusted EBITDA, is included in the financial tables at the end of this press release.
At June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents increased to $11.5 million from $7.9 million at June 30, 2013. Cash provided by operations for fiscal 2014 increased significantly to $18.6 million, compared with $13.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2013.
|Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Conference Call|
|When:||Friday, September 12|
|Time:||8:30 a.m.Eastern Time|
A live Webcast will be available online on NetSol's website at http://www.netsoltech.com/us/investors/event-presentation, where it will be archived for 90 days.
NetSol will also be using a presentation to accompany the conference call. Please visit the investor relations section of NetSol's website to download the presentation.
About NetSol Technologies
NetSol Technologies, Inc. (www.netsoltech.com) is a worldwide provider of global IT and enterprise application solutions that include credit and finance portfolio management systems, SAP consulting and services, custom development, systems integration and technical services for asset finance and leasing in the automotive, insurance, energy and technology markets. Headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., NetSol's product and services offerings have achieved ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, and SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMMI (Capability Maturity Model) Maturity Level 5 assessments, a distinction shared by only 178 companies worldwide. The company's clients include Fortune 500 manufacturers, global automakers, financial institutions, utilities, technology providers and government agencies. NetSol has delivery and support locations in San Francisco, London, Beijing, Bangkok, Lahore, Sydney and Riyadh.
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|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|As of June 30,||As of June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 11,462,695||$ 7,874,318|
|Accounts receivable, net||5,403,165||12,761,375|
|Accounts receivable, net - related party||2,232,610||1,922,837|
|Revenues in excess of billings||2,377,367||15,367,198|
|Other current assets||2,857,879||2,273,314|
|Total current assets||26,862,560||42,074,279|
|Investment under equity method||--||545,483|
|Property and equipment, net||29,721,128||20,978,369|
|Intangible assets, net||28,803,018||29,452,654|
|Total assets||$ 94,903,274||$ 102,704,115|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$ 5,234,887||$ 4,027,147|
|Current portion of loans and obligations under capitalized leases||5,791,258||5,308,626|
|Common stock to be issued||347,518||88,325|
|Total current liabilities||14,613,515||11,870,116|
|Long term loans and obligations under capitalized leases; less current maturities||1,532,080||1,412,212|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized;||--||--|
|Common stock, $.01 par value; 14,500,000 shares authorized; 9,150,889 and 8,929,523 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2014 and 2013||91,509||89,295|
|Stock subscription receivable||(2,280,488)||(2,280,488)|
|Other comprehensive loss||(14,979,223)||(15,714,112)|
|Total NetSol stockholders' equity||62,633,167||72,150,524|
|Total stockholders' equity||78,757,679||89,421,787|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 94,903,274||$ 102,704,115|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Statement of Operations|
|For the Three Months||For the Year|
|Ended June 30,||Ended June 30,|
|License fees||$ 606,855||$ 6,219,084||$ 5,433,053||$ 17,756,447|
|Services - related party||1,329,612||979,932||4,970,794||3,734,583|
|Total net revenues||9,546,709||14,971,988||36,384,803||49,849,463|
|Cost of revenues:|
|Salaries and consultants||5,095,105||3,100,305||15,621,806||11,256,982|
|Depreciation and amortization||3,326,784||1,011,813||6,844,588||3,666,102|
|Total cost of revenues||9,904,942||5,349,605||27,720,340||20,301,739|
|Selling and marketing||1,539,433||1,037,528||4,572,108||3,387,803|
|Depreciation and amortization||534,770||442,266||1,886,148||1,555,402|
|General and administrative||5,156,999||3,202,067||15,046,328||10,994,053|
|Research and development cost||70,850||53,129||249,712||158,821|
|Total operating expenses||7,302,052||4,734,990||21,754,296||16,096,079|
|Income (loss) from operations||(7,660,285)||4,887,393||(13,089,833)||13,451,645|
|Other income and (expenses)|
|Gain (loss) on sale of assets||(39,778)||(25,436)||(229,805)||3,682|
|Gain on foreign currency exchange transactions||(248,493)||369,723||50,777||1,367,448|
|Share of net income (loss) from equity investment||(175,151)||14,569||(545,483)||482,664|
|Amortization of financing costs||--||(20,488)||--||(635,882)|
|Total other income (expenses)||(419,625)||454,065||(668,359)||887,586|
|Net income (loss) before income taxes||(8,079,910)||5,341,458||(13,758,192)||14,339,231|
|Income tax provision||(16,453)||(443,399)||(338,282)||(465,426)|
|Net income (loss) from continuing operations||(8,096,363)||4,898,059||(14,096,474)||13,873,805|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations net of gain on disposal||--||(291,110)||1,158,752||(1,785,750)|
|Net income (loss)||(8,096,363)||4,606,949||(12,937,722)||12,088,055|
|Net income (loss) attributable to NetSol||$ (7,216,091)||$ 3,148,200||$ (11,356,047)||$ 7,863,143|
|Amount attributable to NetSol common shareholders:|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||$ (7,216,091)||$ 3,439,310||$ (12,514,799)||$ 9,648,893|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations||--||(291,110)||1,158,752||(1,785,750)|
|Net income (loss)||$ (7,216,091)||$ 3,148,200||$ (11,356,047)||$ 7,863,143|
|Net income (loss) per share:|
|Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations:|
|Basic||$ (0.79)||$ 0.39||$ (1.38)||$ 1.18|
|Diluted||$ (0.79)||$ 0.38||$ (1.38)||$ 1.16|
|Net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations:|
|Basic||$ --||$ (0.03)||$ 0.13||$ (0.22)|
|Diluted||$ --||$ (0.03)||$ 0.13||$ (0.22)|
|Net income (loss) per common share|
|Basic||$ (0.79)||$ 0.35||$ (1.25)||$ 0.96|
|Diluted||$ (0.79)||$ 0.35||$ (1.25)||$ 0.95|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows|
|For the Year|
|Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$ (12,937,722)||$ 12,088,055|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||8,730,736||5,702,749|
|Provision for bad debts||1,023,796||415,482|
|Share of net loss (income) from investment under equity method||545,483||(482,664)|
|(Gain) loss on sale of assets||229,805||(3,682)|
|Gain on sale of subsidiary||(1,870,871)||--|
|Stock issued for interest on notes payable||--||211,111|
|Stock issued for services||1,076,610||38,790|
|Fair market value of warrants and stock options granted||189,937||678,494|
|Impairment of goodwill||136,762||--|
|Amortization of financing costs||--||635,882|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable - related party||(309,773)||(100,070)|
|Revenue in excess of billing||12,825,849||(4,002,140)|
|Other current assets||216,357||412,036|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||1,682,956||276,590|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||18,634,902||13,845,819|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(13,236,136)||(8,958,876)|
|Sales of property and equipment||88,641||118,432|
|Sale of subsidiary||1,810,700||--|
|Purchase of non-controlling interest in subsidiaries||(17,852)||(799,349)|
|Increase in intangible assets||(3,385,151)||(4,832,459)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(14,739,798)||(14,472,252)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and warrants||709,435||2,537,712|
|Payment to common shareholders for fractional shares||--||(194)|
|Proceeds from exercise of subsidiary options||356,029||111,330|
|Dividend paid by subsidiary to Non controlling interest||(1,008,543)||(388,997)|
|Proceeds from bank loans||3,244,382||1,795,663|
|Payments on capital lease obligations and loans - net||(2,880,840)||(630,714)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||(233,144)||1,690,794|
|Effect of exchange rate changes||(73,583)||(789,650)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||3,588,377||274,711|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period||7,874,318||7,599,607|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$ 11,462,695||$ 7,874,318|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Reconciliation to GAAP|
|Three Months||Three Months||Year||Year|
|June 30, 2014||June 30, 2013||June 30, 2014||June 30, 2013|
|Net Income (loss) before preferred dividend, per GAAP||$ (7,216,091)||$ 3,148,200||$ (11,356,047)||$ 7,863,143|
|Depreciation and amortization||3,861,554||1,454,079||8,730,736||5,221,504|
|EBITDA||$ (3,326,962)||$ 5,078,227||$ (2,292,603)||$ 14,028,697|
|Weighted Average number of shares outstanding|
|Basic EBITDA||$ (0.36)||$ 0.57||$ (0.25)||$ 1.71|
|Diluted EBITDA||$ (0.36)||$ 0.56||$ (0.25)||$ 1.69|
Although the net EBITDA income is a non-GAAP measure of performance, we are providing it because we believe it to be an important supplemental measure of our performance that is commonly used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. It should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other financial measures calculated and presented, nor as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity. It may not be indicative of the Company's historical operating results nor is it intended to be predictive of potential future results.
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