Bottomline Technologies Reports First Quarter Results

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq:EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Revenues for the first quarter were $81.3 million, an increase of $14.1 million, or 21%, from the first quarter of last year. Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company's cloud platforms, increased 30% from the first quarter of last year to $40.9 million.

Gross margin for the first quarter was $47.0 million, an increase of $9.2 million from the first quarter of last year. Net loss for the first quarter was $3.3 million, representing a net loss per share of $0.09.

Core net income for the first quarter was $13.9 million. Core net income excludes acquisition and integration-related expenses (including amortization of intangible assets) of $7.6 million, equity-based compensation of $6.3 million, restructuring expenses of $0.3 million and non-cash interest expense of $3.0 million associated with our convertible notes. Core earnings per share was $0.37.

"We had a strong start to the fiscal year, highlighted by 30% growth in subscription and transaction revenue," said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. "We are successfully developing and delivering innovative cloud-based solutions which extend our competitive advantage, represent new revenue streams and will drive future growth and enterprise value. We see significant growth opportunities in the markets we serve and are focused on capitalizing on those opportunities."

First Quarter Customer Highlights

  • Signed a new bank channel partner and were selected by thirteen institutions to provide Paymode-X, Bottomline's leading cloud-based payments automation platform.
  • Chosen by eight leading organizations, including Comp Options Insurance Company and Topa Insurance Company, to provide Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.
  • Signed nine new deals to provide banks with online account origination technology, enabling the banks to improve their digital presence and increase customer acquisition through digital channels.
  • Leading institutions, such as Sutter Physician Services, Kosmos Energy Ltd. and AllianceBernstein L.P., chose Bottomline's payment automation solutions to extend their payments capabilities and improve efficiencies.
  • Companies such as Manulife Financial Corporation and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. (USA) selected Bottomline's Financial Messaging solution to improve operating efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of their financial transactions by utilizing the SWIFT global network.

First Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • Named to the 2014 Microsoft Dynamics President's Club. The Microsoft Dynamics President's Club honors high-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners with commitments to customers that are reflected in their business success and growth. This prestigious group represents the top 5 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide.
  • Selected for the "Global Success" and "Global Payments Flexibility" awards by Aite Group in its 2014 Evaluation of Leading U.S. Cash Management Providers. Aite Group selected Bottomline for the "Global Success" award because Bottomline has the highest number of cash management deployments outside the U.S. and for the "Global Payments Flexibility" award in recognition of innovation displayed with their payments frameworks and ability to launch new payments quickly.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We have presented supplemental non-GAAP financial measures as part of this earnings release. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. Core net income and core earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain items, specifically amortization of intangible assets, impairment losses on equity investments, equity-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses (including acquisition-related earn-outs), restructuring related costs, non-cash pension expenses, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and other non-core or non-recurring gains or losses that arise from time to time. Non-core charges associated with our convertible notes consist of non-cash interest expense. Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with our business and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs for transitional employees or services, integration related professional services costs and other charges we incur as a direct result of our acquisition and integration efforts. We believe that these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for an evaluation of the company with a focus on the performance of its core operations, including more meaningful comparisons of financial results to historical periods and to the financial results of less acquisitive peer and competitor companies. Our executive management team uses these same non-GAAP financial measures internally to assess the ongoing performance of the company. Additionally, the same non-GAAP information is used for planning purposes, including the preparation of operating budgets and in communications with our board of directors with respect to our core financial performance. Since this information is not a GAAP measurement of financial performance, there are material limitations to its usefulness on a stand-alone basis, including the lack of comparability of this presentation to the GAAP financial results of other companies. In computing diluted core earnings per share, we exclude the effect of shares issuable under our convertible notes to the extent that any such dilution would be offset by our note hedges; the note hedges would be considered an anti-dilutive security under GAAP. A reconciliation of the GAAP results to the non-GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 is as follows:

Three Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands)
2014 2013
GAAP net loss $(3,268) $(6,048)
Amortization of intangible assets 7,184 5,705
Equity-based compensation 6,331 5,032
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 427 2,670
Restructuring expenses 286 55
Non-cash interest expense 2,965 2,781
Non-cash pension benefit (3) --
Core net income $13,922 $10,195

About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq:EPAY) provides cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions to banks, corporations, insurance companies and financial institutions around the world. The company's solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving global payments, cash management, invoice receipt and approval, collections, risk mitigation, document management, reporting and document archive. Organizations trust Bottomline to meet their needs for cost reduction, competitive differentiation and optimization of working capital. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit

Bottomline Technologies, Paymode-X and the BT logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. which are registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Cautionary Language

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements reflecting our expectations about our ability to execute on our growth plans. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including but not limited to statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "look forward", "confident", "estimates" and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, among others, competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions. For additional discussion of factors that could impact Bottomline Technologies' operational and financial results, refer to our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 and any subsequently filed Form 10-Q's and Form 8-K's or amendments thereto. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013
Subscriptions and transactions $40,871 $31,549
Software licenses 5,658 4,738
Service and maintenance 32,960 29,322
Other 1,854 1,640
Total revenues 81,343 67,249
Cost of revenues:
Subscriptions and transactions 19,328 15,344
Software licenses 395 366
Service and maintenance 13,284 12,519
Other 1,306 1,226
Total cost of revenues 34,313 29,455
Gross profit 47,030 37,794
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 19,202 16,242
Product development and engineering 11,681 8,407
General and administrative 8,277 8,486
Amortization of intangible assets 7,184 5,705
Total operating expenses 46,344 38,840
Income (loss) from operations 686 (1,046)
Other expense, net (3,647) (4,040)
Loss before income taxes (2,961) (5,086)
Provision for income taxes 307 962
Net loss $(3,268) $(6,048)
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.09) $(0.17)
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 37,647 36,214
Core net income (excludes amortization of intangible assets, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring expenses, equity-based compensation expense, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and other non-core items):(1)
Core net income $13,922 $10,195
Diluted core net income per share(2) $0.37 $0.28
1) Core net income excludes charges for amortization of intangible assets of $7,184 and $5,705, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $427 and $2,670, restructuring expenses of $286 and $55, equity-based compensation of $6,331 and $5,032, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $2,965 and $2,781 and other non-core gains of $3 and zero for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
2) Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,069 and 37,071 for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. In computing diluted core earnings per share, we exclude the effect of shares issuable under our convertible notes to the extent that any such dilution would be offset by our note hedges; the note hedges would be considered an anti-dilutive security under GAAP.
Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
September 30, June 30,
2014 2014
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $196,578 $191,478
Accounts receivable 52,571 61,064
Other current assets 25,450 28,238
Total current assets 274,599 280,780
Property and equipment, net 37,303 35,901
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 352,160 372,495
Other assets 10,594 11,167
Total assets $674,656 $700,343
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $10,549 $16,283
Accrued expenses 25,153 25,542
Deferred revenue 58,230 66,571
Total current liabilities 93,932 108,396
Convertible senior notes 151,464 148,795
Deferred revenue, non-current 15,445 15,997
Deferred income taxes 22,286 23,537
Other liabilities 13,568 16,192
Total liabilities 296,695 312,917
Stockholders' equity
Common stock 40 39
Additional paid-in-capital 537,422 530,377
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (7,053) 6,816
Treasury stock (19,953) (20,579)
Accumulated deficit (132,495) (129,227)
Total stockholders' equity 377,961 387,426
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $674,656 $700,343

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