Asure Software Provides 2016 Financial Guidance with the Acquisition of Mangrove Software

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR), a global provider of time & labor and workspace management software solutions, announced today that it has acquired Mangrove Employer Services, Inc. Based in Tampa, Florida, Mangrove is a leading Cloud SaaS vendor in Human Capital Management (HCM) applications. The company develops, and implements HR, Payroll, Benefits, and Talent Management software solutions. Mangrove’s HCM suite of solutions is easy-to-use, with fully integrated HR/payroll applications uniquely designed to help companies recruit, manage, pay, and analyze their workforce more effectively.

The acquisition enables Asure Software to alter the marketplace of Human Capital Management by offering a comprehensive solution that brings workforce and workspace management together. These two workflows combined in one unified management platform increases company bottom-line performance through greater employee empowerment and engagement. It also gives companies new data metrics to manage their two most costly assets: their people and real estate.

“Our organization has a strong track record of bringing companies together,” said Asure Chief Executive Officer Pat Goepel. "The Mangrove acquisition brings an opportunity to unify our solutions into one people-centric platform to the HCM market. We believe the synergies with our client base and operational model provides a strong foundation for continued growth today and for years to come.”

Concurrent with the acquisition of Mangrove, Asure announced guidance for 2016 to investors on a proforma basis (as if Mangrove and Asure had been combined as a single company since January 1, 2016). Asure projects proforma 2016 Revenue; EBITDA excluding One Time Expenses and Stock Compensation Expense and Earnings per Share Excluding One Time Expenses and Stock Compensation Expense as follows:

2016 Guidance2016
Revenue$37.5M to $38.5M
EBITDA Excluding One Time Items & Stock Compensation Expense$7.5M to $8M
EPS Excluding One Time Items & Stock Compensation Expense$0.12 to $0.20

Proforma – is defined as the GAAP revenue of Mangrove and Asure less GAAP expenses with One Time items and Stock Compensation expense added back from 1-1-16 thru 12-31-16 as if the companies had been a combined reporting entity since the beginning of the year.

One Time Items – are defined as one-time expenses (nonrecurring) including items such as Severance costs or related costs, deal costs including attorney, audit, accounting, investment banker, valuation, fairness opinions, consultants, etc. associated with the acquisition, costs associated with reorganization and integration of Mangrove including but not limited to any costs associated with ending or modifying vendor agreements and leases, reorganizing business units, one time travel, relocation and related costs. Normal integration and deal costs are included in the One Time Items which are added back.

Asure is in the process of completing its year-end audit and once completed, the company will provide commentary during the 2015 earnings call on March 30, 2016. It will also discuss the acquisition in its 10-K and plans to release an 8-K/A with unaudited proforma financial information relating to the Mangrove acquisition at the time Asure files its 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

About Asure Software
Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR), headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers intuitive and innovative technologies that enable companies of all sizes and complexities to operate more efficiently. The company ensures a high-performing work environment by integrating its "keep it simple" solutions and expertise to more than 7,000+ clients world-wide. Asure Software’s suite of solutions range from HCM workforce management solutions, time and attendance to workspace asset optimization and meeting room management solutions. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
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