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ePlus Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Results

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

  • Net sales increased 2.8% from fourth quarter 2014
  • Consolidated gross margin increased to 22.0%; gross margin on sales of products and services expands 120 basis points to 20.0%
  • Earnings per diluted share of $1.22, up 18.4%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million, up 10.5%

Fiscal Year 2015

  • Net sales up 8.1%; technology segment net sales up 8.5%
  • Consolidated gross margin of 21.4%; gross margin on sales of products and services increased 110 basis points to 19.4%
  • Earnings per diluted share of $6.19; non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $5.59
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $75.0 million, up 19.3%

HERNDON, Va., May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS), a leading provider of technology solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

Management Comment

"Results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 represented another period of solid execution, delivering operating income growth of 7.7%, which is more than twice net sales growth," said Phillip G. Norton, CEO, chairman and president of ePlus. "In our technology segment, net sales increased 2.8%, demonstrating our success delivering complex IT solutions around cloud, unified communications and collaboration, data center, and security to our nationwide customer base, supported and complemented by professional and managed services.

"Fiscal year 2015 results showed positive comparisons from fiscal 2014, highlighting our ability to grow ahead of the rate of the overall IT market. Net sales in the technology segment were up 8.5%, including an increase in services revenue, as we grew sales to both new and existing customers. We continued to leverage our nationwide presence, multi-faceted expertise, and nurture relationships with both established and emerging vendors. Consolidated operating income grew 17.7% despite higher operating expenses as we expanded headcount to capture marketplace opportunities. Non-GAAP earnings per share, which excludes certain non-operating income, was up 27.9%. Other achievements for the year included increasing our involvement in the Californian State, Local and Education (SLED) market through the acquisition of Evolve, expanding our presence in New England and New York, and receiving multiple certifications and awards from our key vendors," Mr. Norton commented.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015:

Consolidated net sales rose 2.8% to $267.3 million, from $259.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Technology segment net sales increased 2.8% to $258.9 million, up from $251.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP gross sales of product and services increased 4.9% from $324.2 million to $340.1 million which are revenues prior to the reclassification to net sales for sales of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services.

Financing segment net sales rose 4.5% to $8.4 million, up from $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Consolidated operating income increased 7.7% to $15.1 million, up from $14.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Net earnings increased 8.4% to $8.9 million, up from $8.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Earnings per diluted share rose 18.4% to $1.22, up from $1.03 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA increased to $16.3 million from $14.7 million, a 10.5% increase over the prior year's period.

Fiscal 2015 Results

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015:

Consolidated net sales rose 8.1% to $1.14 billion, up from $1.06 billion in fiscal 2014.

Technology segment net sales rose 8.5% to $1.11 billion, up from $1.02 billion in fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP gross sales of products and services grew 12.5% to $1.44 billion.

Financing segment net sales were $34.8 million, compared with $36.1 million in fiscal 2014, due to lower transactional gains, offset by higher post-contract earnings.

Consolidated operating income rose 17.7% to $70.7 million, up from $60.1 million in fiscal 2014.

Net earnings were $45.8 million, inclusive of non-operating income from a gain on retirement of a liability and the Company's claim in a class action lawsuit. Excluding this non-operating income, non-GAAP net earnings was $41.4 million, up 17.3% from $35.3 million in fiscal 2014.

Earnings per diluted share were $6.19. Exclusive of non-operating income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $5.59, up 27.9% from $4.37 in fiscal 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA rose 19.3% to $75.0 million, up from $62.9 million in fiscal 2014.

Balance Sheet Highlights

At March 31, 2015, ePlus had cash and cash equivalents of $76.2 million, down from $80.2 million on March 31, 2014. Total stockholders' equity was $279.3 million and shares outstanding were 7.4 million, compared with stockholders' equity of $266.4 million and shares outstanding of 8.0 million on March 31, 2014.

Summary and Outlook

"Following our success in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015, we believe we are well-positioned to capture opportunities for the most in-demand and emerging IT solutions. We have invested in additional engineering and sales resources to meet the growing demand from our diversified client base, and gain new customers. We believe that our services-based, go-to-market consultative strategy, which is led by assessments and supplemented by managed services, positions us to continue our track record of growing faster than the overall IT market. As always, we are highly focused on the bottom line and maintaining excellent margin performance. Finally, our balance sheet remains robust, including $76 million of cash and cash equivalents, giving us the ability to take advantage of organic growth opportunities and the financial flexibility to continue to make accretive acquisitions," Mr. Norton concluded.

Results of Operations – Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

The Company's operations are conducted through two business segments. The technology segment includes sales of information technology products, third-party software, third-party maintenance contracts, advanced professional services and managed services, and the Company's proprietary software to commercial organizations and state and local governments. The financing segment consists of the financing of equipment, software and related services to commercial organizations, state and local governments, and government contractors.

Technology Segment

The results of operations for the technology segment for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (dollars in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014 Change
Sales of product and services $257,265 $249,307 $7,958 3.2%
Fee and other income 1,596 2,559 (963) (37.6%)
Net sales 258,861 251,866 6,995 2.8%
Cost of sales, product and services 205,821 202,313 3,508 1.7%
Gross profit 53,040 49,553 3,487 7.0%
Professional and other fees 1,275 1,343 (68) (5.1%)
Salaries and benefits 32,805 29,878 2,927 9.8%
General and administrative 6,058 5,507 551 10.0%
Interest and financing costs 19 20 (1) (5.0%)
Operating expenses 40,157 36,748 3,409 9.3%
Segment earnings $12,883 $12,805 $78 0.6%

Net sales increased 2.8% to $258.9 million, up from $251.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase reflects a 4.9% increase in non-GAAP gross sales of products and services, which were offset by a shift in product mix, as a higher proportion of sales consisted of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services, which are presented on a net basis.

The shift in product mix resulted in an increase in gross margin of product and services to 20.0% as compared to 18.8% in the year ago quarter.

Operating expenses rose 9.3% to $40.2 million, compared with $36.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. This increase reflects growth in headcount, variable compensation due to the increase in gross profit, and non-cash expenses related to the acquisition of Evolve Technology Group in August 2014.

Segment earnings were $12.9 million, compared with $12.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Financing Segment

The results of operations for the financing segment for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (dollars in thousands):

Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014 Change
Financing revenue $8,389 $7,907 $482 6.1%
Fee and other income 15 135 (120) (88.9%)
Net sales 8,404 8,042 362 4.5%
Direct lease costs 2,698 2,945 (247) (8.4%)
Gross profit 5,706 5,097 609 12.0%
Professional and other fees 387 544 (157) (28.9%)
Salaries and benefits 2,450 2,111 339 16.1%
General and administrative 142 711 (569) (80.0%)
Interest and financing costs 530 539 (9) (1.7%)
Operating expenses 3,509 3,905 (396) (10.1%)
Segment earnings $2,197 $1,192 $1,005 84.3%

Net sales rose 4.5% to $8.4 million, up from $8.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Segment earnings rose 84.3% to $2.2 million, up from $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in earnings was due to an increase in transactional gains, a decrease in depreciation expense related to the Company's operating leases, and a decrease in the Company's reserve for credit losses.

Results of Operations – Year Ended March 31, 2015

Technology Segment

The results of operations for the technology segment for the years ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (dollars in thousands):

Year Ended March 31,
2015 2014 Change
Sales of product and services $1,100,884 $1,013,374 $87,510 8.6%
Fee and other income 7,565 8,037 (472) (5.9%)
Net sales 1,108,449 1,021,411 87,038 8.5%
Cost of sales, product and services 887,673 827,875 59,798 7.2%
Gross profit 220,776 193,536 27,240 14.1%
Professional and other fees 5,340 7,557 (2,217) (29.3%)
Salaries and benefits 128,945 113,481 15,464 13.6%
General and administrative 25,437 21,103 4,334 20.5%
Interest and financing costs 96 84 12 14.3%
Operating expenses 159,818 142,225 17,593 12.4%
Segment earnings $60,958 $51,311 $9,647 18.8%

Net sales for the year ended March 31, 2015 increased 8.5% to $1.11 billion, up from $1.02 billion a year earlier.

The Company maintained its balanced portfolio of customer-end markets. The breakdown of net sales by customer end market was as follows:

State & Local Government & Educational Institutions 22%
Technology 19%
Telecom, Media, and Entertainment 18%
​Financial Services 10%
​Healthcare 10%
​Other 21%

Gross margin on the sale of products and services was 19.4%, compared with 18.3% in fiscal 2014. The increase in gross margin was due to an increase in sales of third party software assurance, maintenance, and services, for which the revenues are presented on a net basis, as well as increases in revenues from professional and managed services.

Segment earnings rose 18.8% to $61.0 million, up from $51.3 million in fiscal 2014. Segment earnings margin was 5.5%, compared with 5.0% in fiscal 2014.

Financing Segment

The results of operations for the financing segment for the years ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows (dollars in thousands):

Year Ended March 31,
2015 2014 Change
Financing revenue $34,728 $35,896 $ (1,168) (3.3%)
Fee and other income 105 229 (124) (54.1%)
Net sales 34,833 36,125 (1,292) (3.6%)
Direct lease costs 11,062 12,748 (1,686) (13.2%)
Gross profit 23,771 23,377 394 1.7%
Professional and other fees 1,168 1,484 (316) (21.3%)
Salaries and benefits 9,141 9,670 (529) (5.5%)
General and administrative 1,427 1,572 (145) (9.2%)
Interest and financing costs 2,283 1,864 419 22.5%
Operating expenses 14,019 14,590 (571) (3.9%)
Operating income 9,752 8,787 965 11.0%
Other income 7,603 -- 7,603 n/a
Segment earnings $17,355 $8,787 $8,568 97.5%

Net sales were $34.8 million, compared with $36.1 million in fiscal 2014, due to lower transactional gains, partially offset by higher post-contract earnings.

Operating income rose 11% to $9.8 million, compared with $8.8 million in fiscal 2014.

Segment earnings were $17.4 million, including non-operating income of $7.6 million from a gain on the retirement of a liability and the Company's claim in a class action lawsuit.

Recent Corporate Developments

  • On April 28, 2015, ePlus announced its corporate rebranding and tagline: Where Technology Means MoreTM. The new brand reflects how ePlus has evolved to address the rapidly changing business demands that companies face today – to work smarter and do more, to satisfy more sophisticated consumers, and to be more efficient.
  • On April 7, 2015, ePlus announced its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., increased its presence in New England with the opening of a new office in Canton, MA, which features state-of-the-art conference rooms with Telepresence capabilities and expanded office space. The new facility will complement existing offices in Bedford, NH and Providence, RI to serve clients throughout New England.
  • On February 26, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology expanded its office in Albany in order to increase its presence in upstate New York. The larger facility provides space for the expansion of sales and engineering staff to further strengthen ePlus' data center, cloud, and security and collaboration practices.
  • On February 4, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology received new awards from the Public Sector Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program (PEPPM) 2015 product line bid for both Pennsylvania and California. The new PEPPM 2015 contracts took effect January 1, 2015, and continue through December 31, 2017, with an optional one-year extension.

Recent Recognitions

  • On May 8, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology received the 2014 EMC Breakthrough Partner of the Year Award from EMC Corporation, reflecting the Company's success in working with EMC to help customer achieve critical business objectives and enhance their agility. The award was presented to ePlus at the 2015 EMC World Global Partner Summit.
  • On May 4, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology received the Cisco® Partner Summit Geographical Regional award for US Partner of the Year. The award recognizes best-in-class business practices and service as a model to the industry within their respective regions. ePlus received the awards at Cisco's annual partner conference. In total, ePlus received the following six awards:
    • Americas – Partner of the Year: US
    • US Nationals – Enterprise Partner of the Year
    • US Public Sector – SLED Education Partner of the Year
    • US Public Sector – SLED Service Partner of the Year
    • US East – Architectural Excellence – Data Center
    • US East – SLED Partner of the Year
  • On April 9, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology received a 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award, which recognizes suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
  • On April 1, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology was named a Platinum ProPartner by Veeam® Software, an innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data CenterTM. Platinum is the highest level in the Veeam ProPartner Program in the United States.
  • On February 3, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology achieved Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Authorized Technology Provider designation from Cisco. The designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure products and solutions.
  • On January 20, 2015, ePlus announced that ePlus Technology achieved EnergyWise Suite Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco EnergyWise products and solutions.

Conference Call Information
What: ePlus Fourth Quarter and FY15 Financial Results Conference Call
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Live Call: (877) 870-9226, domestic, (973) 890-8320, international
Replay: (855) 859-2056, domestic, (404) 537-3406, international
Passcode: 18743365 (live and replay)
Webcast: http://www.eplus.com/investors (live and replay)

The replay of this webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call and be available through May 30, 2015.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is an engineering-centric solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. The company holds the highest certifications from top technology partners and has expertise in key transformative technologies, from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 975 associates serving commercial, state, municipal, and education customers nationally. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus. ePlus. Where Technology Means More.™

ePlus®, Where Technology Means More™, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-looking statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from financial market disruption and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers' delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, the possibility of additional goodwill impairment charges, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; our ability to implement comprehensive plans to archive customer account coverage, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information or that of our customers or partners; changes to our senior management team; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the creditworthiness of our customers; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

ePlus inc. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) As of As of
March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $76,175 $80,179
Accounts receivable—trade, net 218,458 211,314
Accounts receivable—other, net 31,345 31,902
Inventories—net 19,835 22,629
Financing receivables—net, current 66,909 57,749
Deferred costs 20,499 10,819
Deferred tax assets 3,643 3,742
Other current assets 7,413 6,925
Total current assets 444,277 425,259
Financing receivables and operating leases—net 76,991 85,990
Property, equipment and other assets 9,480 8,013
Goodwill and other intangible assets 40,798 34,583
TOTAL ASSETS $571,546 $553,845
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable—equipment $20,330 $6,772
Accounts payable—trade 46,090 61,940
Accounts payable—floor plan 99,418 93,416
Salaries and commissions payable 14,860 12,401
Deferred revenue 34,363 21,840
Recourse notes payable - current 889 1,460
Non-recourse notes payable - current 28,560 30,907
Other current liabilities 13,575 15,382
Total current liabilities 258,085 244,118
Recourse notes payable - long term 2,801 2,100
Non-recourse notes payable - long term 24,314 34,421
Deferred tax liability - long term 3,271 5,001
Other liabilities 3,813 1,822
TOTAL LIABILITIES 292,284 287,462
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock, $.01 per share par value; 2,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding authorized; -- --
Common stock, $.01 per share par value; 25,000 shares authorized; 13,114 issued and 7,398 outstanding at March 31, 2015 and 13,026 issued and 8,036 outstanding at March 31, 2014 131 130
Additional paid-in capital 111,072 105,924
Treasury stock, at cost, 5,725 and 4,990 shares, respectively (118,179) (80,494)
Retained earnings 286,477 240,637
Accumulated other comprehensive income—foreign currency translation adjustment (239) 186
Total Stockholders' Equity 279,262 266,383
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $571,546 $553,845
ePlus inc. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Net sales $267,265 $259,908 $1,143,282 $1,057,536
Cost of sales 208,519 205,258 898,735 840,623
Gross profit 58,746 54,650 244,547 216,913
Professional and other fees 1,662 1,887 6,508 9,041
Salaries and benefits 35,255 31,989 138,086 123,151
General and administrative expenses 6,200 6,218 26,864 22,675
Interest and financing costs 549 559 2,379 1,948
Operating expenses 43,666 40,653 173,837 156,815
OPERATING INCOME 15,080 13,997 70,710 60,098
Other income -- -- 7,603 --
EARNINGS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 15,080 13,997 78,313 60,098
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 6,170 5,775 32,473 24,825
NET EARNINGS $8,910 $8,222 $45,840 $35,273
NET EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE—BASIC $1.23 $1.04 $6.26 $4.41
NET EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE—DILUTED $1.22 $1.03 $6.19 $4.37
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING—BASIC 7,218 7,865 7,318 7,927
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING—DILUTED 7,289 7,916 7,393 7,999

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RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP INFORMATION

We included reconciliations below for the following non-GAAP information (i) non-GAAP Gross Sales of Product and Services, (ii) non-GAAP Gross Cost of Sales, Product and Services (iii) Adjusted EBITDA and (iv) Adjusted EBITDA margin, (v) non-GAAP Net Earnings and (vi) non-GAAP Net Earnings per Common Share - Diluted. We define non-GAAP gross sales of product and services as our sales of product and services calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted to exclude the costs incurred related to sales of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services. We define non-GAAP gross cost of sales, product and services as our cost of sales, product and services calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted to include the costs incurred related to sales of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net earnings calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted for the following: interest expense, depreciation and amortization, provision for income taxes, and other income. Certain operating expenses from the financing segment are excluded from the Adjusted EBITDA. We consider the interest on debt from the financing segment, as well as depreciation of assets under lease, to be operating expenses. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per common share is based on net earnings calculated in accordance with GAAP, adjusted to exclude other income, net of taxes.

Our use of non-GAAP information as analytical tools has limitations, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our financial results as reported under GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, might calculate similar non-GAAP Gross Sales of Product and Services, non-GAAP Gross Cost of Sales, Product and Services, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, non-GAAP Net Earnings and non-GAAP Net Earnings per Common Share - Diluted or similarly titled measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as comparative measures.

Three Months Ended March 31, Year ended March 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(amounts in thousands)
GAAP: Sales of product and services $257,265 $249,307 $1,100,884 $1,013,374
Plus: Costs incurred related to sales of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services 82,816 74,851 334,155 262,759
Non-GAAP: Gross sales of product and services $340,081 $324,158 $1,435,039 $1,276,133
GAAP: Cost of sales, product and services $205,821 $202,313 $887,673 $827,675
Plus: Costs incurred related to sales of third-party software assurance, maintenance and services 82,816 74,851 334,155 262,759
Non-GAAP: Gross cost of sales, product and services $288,637 $277,164 $1,221,828 $1,090,634
Three Months Ended March 31, Year ended March 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(amounts in thousands)
GAAP: Net earnings $8,910 $8,222 $45,840 $35,273
Plus: Provision for income taxes 6,170 5,775 32,473 24,825
Less: Other income [1] -- -- (7,603) --
Plus: Depreciation and amortization [2] 1,195 730 4,333 2,792
Non-GAAP: Adjusted EBITDA $16,275 $14,727 $75,043 $62,890
Non-GAAP: Adjusted EBITDA margin 6.1% 5.7% 6.6% 5.9%
Year Ended March 31,
2015 2014 [4]
(amounts in thousands, except
per share data)
GAAP: Earnings before provision for income taxes $78,313 $60,098
Less: Other income [1] (7,603) --
Non-GAAP: Earnings before provision for income taxes 70,710 60,098
Non-GAAP: Provision for income taxes [3] 29,320 24,825
Non-GAAP: Net earnings $41,390 $35,273
GAAP: Net earnings per common share – diluted $6.19 $4.37
Non-GAAP: Net earnings per common share – diluted $5.59 $4.37
[1] Gain on retirement of a liability and gain on legal settlement.
[2] Amount consists of depreciation and amortization for assets used internally.
[3] Non-GAAP tax rate is calculated at the same tax rate as GAAP earnings.
[4] Amounts for the year ended March 31, 2014 are GAAP and provided for comparative purposes.

CONTACT: Kley Parkhurst, SVP ePlus inc. kparkhurst@ePlus.com 703-984-8150Source:ePlus inc.