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ARI Network Services, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Results

MILWAUKEE, March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIS), an award-winning provider of SaaS, software tools and marketing services that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, reported financial results today for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended January 31, 2016.

Highlights for the fiscal second quarter included:

  • Eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth for the firm.

  • Revenue increased 15.9% to $11.8 million, which compares with $10.1 million for the same period last year and $11.7 million in 1Q16. Recurring revenue growth outpaced overall revenue growth as it increased 17.0% to $10.8 million, which compares with $9.2 million for the same period last year and $10.7 million in 1Q16.

  • Operating income was $873,000, compared with $670,000 for the same period last year and $808,000 in 1Q16.

  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, increased 20.3% to $2.1 million, or 17.8% of revenue. This compares with Adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 million, or 17.2% of revenue in the same period last year and $2.0 million, or 17.2% of revenue in 1Q16.

  • Cash generated from operations was $1.2 million, compared with $1.1 million for the same period last year and $1.7 million in 1Q16.

Fiscal Year 2016 Second Quarter Financials
ARI achieved 15.9% revenue growth as it reported revenues of $11.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared with $10.1 million for the same period last year. Recurring revenue comprised 91.6% of total revenue versus 90.8% for the same period last year.

Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 was 82.4% versus 81.6% last year.

Operating income was $873,000 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared with operating income of $670,000 for the same period last year, a 30.3% increase.

The company reported net income of $448,000, or $0.03 per diluted share for the quarter, compared with net income of $260,000 or $0.02 per share last year.

Management Discussion
Roy W. Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of ARI, commented, “The second quarter results continue to demonstrate that we are successfully executing against our strategy as operating income and Adjusted EBITDA increased at a faster rate than our overall revenue. Further, our total bookings remain strong and in Q2 were up 24%, which we believe will allow us to accelerate organic revenue growth in the back half of the fiscal year.”

William Nurthen, Chief Financial Officer of ARI, commented, “As we reach the midpoint of our fiscal year, we continue to experience year-over-year improvements in both profitability and cash flow. In the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company produced record operating income and our highest EPS since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. We also experienced another strong quarter of cash flow, while at the same time continuing to transition some of our customers from annual to monthly billing. Despite increased debt repayments in the quarter related to the TCS acquisition, we maintained our cash balance at $3.2 million which continues to leave us well-positioned to execute on future investment opportunities that align with our growth strategy.”

Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Conference Call
ARI will conduct a conference call on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. EST, to review the financial results for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2016. Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 877.359.3639 or 408.427.3725 and referring to Conference ID: 26317186. The conference call is also being webcast and is available via the Company’s investor relations website at investor.arinet.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s investor relations website for 60 days.

Non-GAAP Measures
EBITDA is calculated as net income adjusted to exclude interest expense, amortization, depreciation and income tax expense. Adjusted EBITDA further eliminates non-cash, stock-based compensation expense. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is helpful in understanding period-over-period operating results separate and apart from non-operating expenses and expenses pertaining to prior period investing activities, particularly given the Company’s significant investments in capitalized software and its continuing efforts in completing acquisitions, which typically result in significant non-cash depreciation and amortization expense in subsequent periods. However, Adjusted EBITDA has significant limitations as an analytical tool and should only be used cautiously in addition to, and never as a substitute for, operating income, cash flows or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA can be found in this release and at the Company’s investor relations website for all periods presented.

About ARI
ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ:ARIS) offers an award-winning suite of SaaS, software tools, and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is complicated, but we believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 23,500 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™ For more information on ARI, visit investor.arinet.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements
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ARI Network Services, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Dollars in Thousands, Except per Share Data)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended January 31 Six months ended January 31
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net revenue$ 11,752 $ 10,139 $ 23,489 $ 19,251
Cost of revenue 2,064 1,862 4,133 3,611
Gross profit 9,688 8,277 19,356 15,640
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 2,748 2,668 5,513 5,210
Customer operations and support 2,428 1,871 4,874 3,561
Software development and technical support (net of capitalized software product costs) 1,319 1,072 2,574 1,944
General and administrative 1,730 1,588 3,515 3,192
Depreciation and amortization (exclusive of amortization of software product costs included in cost of revenue) 590 408 1,199 780
Net operating expenses 8,815 7,607 17,675 14,687
Operating income 873 670 1,681 953
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (120) (140) (232) (229)
Other, net 4 (8) 3
Total other income (expense) (120) (136) (240) (226)
Income before provision for income tax 753 534 1,441 727
Income tax expense (305) (274) (604) (363)
Net income$ 448 $ 260 $ 837 $ 364
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 17,188 14,393 17,170 14,043
Diluted 17,695 14,861 17,655 14,475
Net income per common share:
Basic$ 0.03 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.03
Diluted$ 0.03 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.03

ARI Network Services, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollars in Thousands, Except per Share Data)
(Unaudited) (Audited)
January 31 July 31
2016 2015
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,166 $ 2,284
Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of
$372 at January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015 2,152 2,046
Work in process 184 165
Prepaid expenses and other 704 820
Deferred income taxes 3,145 3,092
Total current assets 9,351 8,407
Equipment and leasehold improvements:
Computer equipment and software for internal use 3,356 2,800
Leasehold improvements 629 629
Furniture and equipment 2,624 2,981
Total equipment and leasehold improvements 6,609 6,410
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization (4,413) (3,989)
Net equipment and leasehold improvements 2,196 2,421
Capitalized software product costs:
Amounts capitalized for software product costs 26,523 25,463
Less accumulated amortization (21,377) (20,337)
Net capitalized software product costs 5,146 5,126
Deferred income taxes 1,753 2,398
Other intangible assets 8,660 10,116
Goodwill 21,639 21,168
Total non-current assets 39,394 41,229
Total assets $ 48,745 $ 49,636
LIABILITIES
Current portion of long-term debt $ 1,929 $ 1,338
Current portion of contingent liabilities 470 754
Accounts payable 723 708
Deferred revenue 6,165 7,327
Accrued payroll and related liabilities 1,772 1,752
Accrued sales, use and income taxes 208 140
Other accrued liabilities 787 748
Current portion of capital lease obligations 78 174
Total current liabilities 12,132 12,941
Long-term debt 7,899 9,079
Long-term portion of contingent liabilities 224 362
Capital lease obligations 81 106
Other long-term liabilities 185 199
Total non-current liabilities 8,389 9,746
Total liabilities 20,521 22,687
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Cumulative preferred stock, par value $.001 per share, 1,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015, respectively
Junior preferred stock, par value $.001 per share, 100,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015, respectively
Common stock, par value $.001 per share, 25,000,000 shares authorized; 17,257,728 and 17,097,426 shares issued and outstanding at January 31, 2016 and July 31, 2015, respectively 17 17
Additional paid-in capital 115,139 114,700
Accumulated deficit (86,956) (87,793)
Other accumulated comprehensive income 24 25
Total shareholders' equity 28,224 26,949
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 48,745 $ 49,636

ARI Network Services, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
Six months ended January 31
2016 2015
Operating activities:
Net income $ 837 $ 364
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization of software products 1,040 1,102
Non-cash interest expense 19 39
Depreciation and other amortization 1,199 778
Loss on change in fair value of earn-out payable 8 -
Provision for bad debt allowance 78 79
Deferred income taxes 592 314
Stock based compensation 147 141
Stock based director fees 56 69
Net change in assets and liabilities:
Trade receivables (166) (842)
Work in process (19) 145
Prepaid expenses and other 126 162
Other long-term assets - (112)
Accounts payable 4 303
Deferred revenue (1,207) (144)
Accrued payroll and related liabilities 144 283
Accrued sales, use and income taxes 68 (2)
Other accrued liabilities 25 55
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 2,951 $ 2,734
Investing activities:
Purchase of equipment, software and leasehold improvements (324) (279)
Cash received on earn-out from disposition of a component of the business - 58
Cash paid for contingent liabilities related to acquisitions (322) (250)
Cash paid for net assets related to acquisitions - (4,200)
Software development costs capitalized (827) (718)
Net cash used in investing activities $ (1,473) $ (5,389)
Financing activities:
Borrowings under line of credit, net $ - $ 750
Payments on long-term debt (530) (319)
Borrowings under long-term debt - 2,168
Payments of capital lease obligations (121) (115)
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options 56 72
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities $ (595) $ 2,556
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash (1) (21)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 882 (120)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,284 1,808
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 3,166 $ 1,688
Cash paid for interest $ 227 $ 176
Cash paid for income taxes $ 43 $ 55

ARI Network Services, Inc.
Reconciliation of Non-Gaap Measures
(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA for the three, six and twelve
months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively:
EBITDA:FY2016FY2015FY2016FY2015FY2016FY2015
Q2Q2YTDYTDTTMTTM
Net Income (loss)$ 448 $ 260 $ 837 $ 364 $ 1,544 $ 698
Interest 120 140 232 229 468 367
Amortization of software products 544 553 1,040 1,102 1,961 2,192
Other depreciation and amortization 590 408 1,199 780 2,175 1,442
Loss on debt extinguishment - - - - - -
Loss on FMV of Warrant Derivatives - - - - - (4)
Loss on impairment of long-lived assets - - - - - 35
Income taxes 305 274 604 363 1,052 746
EBITDA$ 2,007 $ 1,635 $ 3,912 $ 2,838 $ 7,200 $ 5,476
Stock-based compensation 88 107 203 210 439 609
Adjusted EBITDA$ 2,095 $ 1,742 $ 4,115 $ 3,048 $ 7,639 $ 6,085
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA for the following fiscal quarters:
1/31/1610/31/157/31/154/30/151/31/1510/31/147/31/1404/30/14
Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2Q1Q4Q3
Quarterly 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014
Net Income (loss)$ 448 $ 389 $ 368 $ 339 $ 260 $ 104 $ 174 $ 160
Interest 120 112 113 123 140 89 70 68
Amortization of software products 544 496 463 458 553 549 558 532
Other depreciation and amortization 590 609 511 465 408 372 308 354
Loss on debt extinguishment - - - - - - - -
Loss on FMV of Warrant Derivatives - - - - - - - (4)
Loss on impairment of long-lived assets - - - - - - 35 -
Income taxes 305 299 205 243 274 89 230 153
EBITDA$ 2,007 $ 1,905 $ 1,660 $ 1,628 $ 1,635 $ 1,203 $ 1,375 $ 1,263
Stock-based compensation 88 $ 115 $ 141 $ 95 $ 107 $ 103 $ 231 $ 168
Adjusted EBITDA$ 2,095 $ 2,020 $ 1,801 $ 1,723 $ 1,742 $ 1,306 $ 1,606 $ 1,431
Trailing 12 months (TTM)
Net Income (loss)$ 1,544 $ 1,356 $ 1,071 $ 877 $ 698 $ (23)$ (102)$ (575)
Interest 468 488 465 422 367 305 286 308
Amortization of software products 1,961 1,970 2,023 2,118 2,192 2,157 2,052 1,923
Other depreciation and amortization 2,175 1,993 1,756 1,553 1,442 1,373 1,322 1,342
Loss on debt extinguishment - - - - - - - -
Loss on FMV of Warrant Derivatives - - - - (4) 6 28 663
Loss on impairment of long-lived assets - - - 35 35 35 35 -
Income taxes 1,052 1,021 811 836 746 246 241 325
EBITDA$ 7,200 $ 6,828 $ 6,126 $ 5,841 $ 5,476 $ 4,099 $ 3,862 $ 3,986
Stock-based compensation 439 $ 458 $ 446 $ 536 $ 609 $ 627 $ 560 $ 29
Adjusted EBITDA$ 7,639 $ 7,286 $ 6,572 $ 6,377 $ 6,085 $ 4,726 $ 4,422 $ 4,015

For media inquiries, contact: Colleen Malloy, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1.414.973.4323, colleen.malloy@arinet.com Investor inquiries, contact: Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, +1.214.872.2710, shooser@threepa.com

Source: ARI Networks