NETSOL Technologies Announces Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

Second Quarter Total Net Revenues of $17.6 million
Second Quarter GAAP Diluted EPS of $(0.09)
Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $1.0 million

- Conference Call Scheduled for Today at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) -

CALABASAS, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK), a leading global provider of business services and enterprise application solutions to the finance and leasing industry for 20 years, today announced financial results for the fiscal 2017 second quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results & Operational Highlights

Total net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $17.6 million, an increase of 9% from the prior year period.

  • Total license fees were $5.4 million, up significantly from $0.7 million in the prior year period.
  • Total maintenance fees were $3.8 million, an increase of 17% from $3.3 million in the prior year period.
  • Total services revenues were $8.4 million, a decrease of 31% from $12.2 million in the prior year period.

Gross profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $8.4 million, or 47.8% of net revenues, an increase of 7% from $7.9 million, or 48.6% of net revenues, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

GAAP net loss attributable to NETSOL for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $0.99 million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, compared with net income of $0.88 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net loss attributable to NETSOL for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 includes $1.4 million of income attributable to non-controlling interest, compared to $0.88 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year increase in non-controlling interest was primarily driven by mix of profits between NETSOL’s wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was also impacted by approximately $0.6 million of loss from foreign currency exchange transactions.

Adjusted EBITDA1 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $1.0 million, representing Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.09, compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $2.6 million, or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.24, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

At December 31, 2016, cash and cash equivalents were $9.5 million, compared with $11.2 million at September 30, 2016 and $14.0 million at December 31, 2015.

In February 2017, NETSOL completed the implementation of NFS AscentTM for the Australian finance & leasing arm of a multinational German Auto Manufacturing corporation. This was the second implementation under an existing 10-year contract with this customer for the implementation, support and maintenance of NFS AscentTM in 12 countries.

At the end of the fiscal second quarter, NETSOL’s global pipeline exceeded $150 million. Pipeline highlights for the Americas included a leading software company based in the U.S., a global equipment manufacturer that is an existing NETSOL client in Asia Pacific, and several other smaller targets currently in discussions for NFS AscentTM, NFSTM, and LeasePakTM. Pipeline highlights for Asia Pacific and EMEA included a few large multi-national clients in discussions for platform upgrades to NFS AscentTM, multiple potential new logos for NFSTM, and strong pipeline growth in the emerging Indonesia market.

Management Commentary
“Our fiscal second quarter results are highlighted by strong year-over-year growth in our license and maintenance revenues driven by new client implementations and cross-sales into our existing customer base,” said Najeeb Ghauri, CEO of NETSOL. “Demand remains solid across our solutions and geographies, our pipeline is growing, and our large twelve-country NFS Ascent implementation remains on track."

Ghauri continued, “In the past three months, we have initiated new productivity and cost reduction initiatives that we expect will drive additional margin expansion and earnings accretion beginning in the second half of fiscal 2017 and align our business with our strategy for long-term profitable growth. We currently expect these initiatives to result in approximately $1.5 million of cost savings in the second half of fiscal 2017, and approximately $4 million on an annualized basis beginning in fiscal 2018.”

Fiscal 2017 Financial Outlook
The Company’s financial outlook for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 is as follows:

  • Total net revenues of $73 to $75 million for fiscal 2017.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, net, of $9 to $10 million for fiscal 2017.

Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Conference Call
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Phone: 1-844-868-9327 (domestic)
1-412-317-6595 (international)
Note: Once connected, please ask to be joined into the NETSOL Technologies call.

A replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international); the replay access code is 10099519. The replay will be available through Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

A live webcast will be available online within the investor relations section of NETSOL’s website at A replay of the webcast will be available one hour following conclusion of the live call, and will be archived for one year.

1 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 in Schedule 4 of this press release. Beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, NetSol has revised its calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to exclude the portion of Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to its subsidiaries that have a minority interest.

About NETSOL Technologies
NETSOL Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global Leasing and Finance industry. The Company’s suite of applications are backed by 40 years of domain expertise and supported by a committed team of 1,500+ professionals placed in eight strategically located support and delivery centers throughout the world. NFSTM, LeasePakTM, LeaseSoft or NFS AscentTM – help companies transform their Finance and Leasing operations, providing a fully automated asset-based finance solution covering the complete leasing and finance lifecycle.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking in nature, including, but not limited to, expected net revenue and adjusted EPS amounts for the full fiscal year and the growing market need for NFS Ascent, and accordingly, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words expects, anticipates, variations of such words, and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect the Company's actual results include the progress and costs of the development of products and services and the timing of the market acceptance. The subject Companies expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based.

Investor Contact

William Maina
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NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Schedule 1: Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of December 31, As of June 30,
ASSETS 2016 2016
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$9,505,383 $11,557,527
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $495,760 and $492,498 5,840,490 9,691,229
Accounts receivable, net - related party 4,303,380 5,691,178
Revenues in excess of billings 17,646,488 10,493,096
Revenues in excess of billings - related party 469,030 804,168
Other current assets 2,904,650 2,214,628
Total current assets 40,669,421 40,451,826
Restricted cash 90,000 90,000
Property and equipment, net 21,873,277 22,774,435
Other assets 2,054,938 842,553
Intangible assets, net 18,423,439 19,674,033
Goodwill 9,516,568 9,516,568
Total assets$92,627,643 $93,349,415
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$7,373,097 $5,962,770
Current portion of loans and obligations under capitalized leases 4,368,930 4,440,084
Unearned revenues 2,806,804 4,739,214
Common stock to be issued 88,324 88,324
Total current liabilities 14,637,155 15,230,392
Long term loans and obligations under capitalized leases; less current maturities 501,554 477,692
Total liabilities 15,138,709 15,708,084
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; - -
Common stock, $.01 par value; 14,500,000 shares authorized;
10,993,054 shares issued and 10,958,275 outstanding as of December 31, 2016 and
10,713,372 shares issued and 10,686,093 outstanding as of June 30, 2016 109,931 107,134
Additional paid-in-capital 123,019,215 121,448,946
Treasury stock (34,779 shares and 27,279 shares) (454,310) (415,425)
Accumulated deficit (40,074,755) (37,323,360)
Stock subscription receivable (450,220) (783,172)
Other comprehensive loss (18,628,395) (18,730,494)
Total NetSol stockholders' equity 63,521,466 64,303,629
Non-controlling interest 13,967,468 13,337,702
Total stockholders' equity 77,488,934 77,641,331
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$92,627,643 $93,349,415

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Schedule 2: Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the Three Months For the Six Months
Ended December 31, Ended December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net Revenues:
License fees$5,350,086 $709,691 $8,849,946 $1,903,045
Maintenance fees 3,787,696 3,240,472 7,190,517 6,252,710
Services 6,984,084 9,574,104 12,790,801 16,327,977
License fees - related party - - 246,957 -
Maintenance fees - related party 51,345 31,755 181,976 189,986
Services - related party 1,464,901 2,635,675 3,379,473 4,823,083
Total net revenues 17,638,112 16,191,697 32,639,670 29,496,801
Cost of revenues:
Salaries and consultants 5,979,804 5,083,412 11,873,153 10,244,661
Travel 836,240 754,009 1,548,135 1,235,462
Depreciation and amortization 1,318,764 1,461,466 2,649,636 2,935,701
Other 1,065,727 1,022,682 2,038,065 1,961,479
Total cost of revenues 9,200,535 8,321,569 18,108,989 16,377,303
Gross profit 8,437,577 7,870,128 14,530,681 13,119,498
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing 2,713,478 2,002,990 5,057,516 3,701,394
Depreciation and amortization 271,485 285,616 540,582 576,788
General and administrative 3,933,413 3,378,829 8,552,609 6,583,517
Research and development cost 91,607 117,924 184,539 229,994
Total operating expenses 7,009,983 5,785,359 14,335,246 11,091,693
Income (loss) from operations 1,427,594 2,084,769 195,435 2,027,805
Other income and (expenses)
Loss on sale of assets (32,339) (2,333) (34,742) (14,206)
Interest expense (62,127) (72,156) (116,602) (140,329)
Interest income 23,416 35,299 53,856 87,411
Loss on foreign currency exchange transactions (621,887) (134,527) (1,036,783) (248,246)
Other income 6,823 120,684 28,383 174,998
Total other income (expenses) (686,114) (53,033) (1,105,888) (140,372)
Net income (loss) before income taxes 741,480 2,031,736 (910,453) 1,887,433
Income tax provision (338,884) (273,275) (378,759) (348,498)
Net income (loss) 402,596 1,758,461 (1,289,212) 1,538,935
Non-controlling interest (1,388,272) (883,396) (1,462,183) (1,074,898)
Net income (loss) attributable to NetSol$(985,676) $875,065 $(2,751,395) $464,037
Net income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) per common share
Basic$(0.09) $0.08 $(0.26) $0.05
Diluted$(0.09) $0.08 $(0.26) $0.04
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic 10,877,446 10,308,186 10,783,685 10,294,760
Diluted 10,877,446 10,548,922 10,783,685 10,535,497

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Schedule 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
For the Six Months
Ended December 31,
2016 2015
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)$(1,289,212) $1,538,935
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)
to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 3,190,218 3,512,489
Provision for bad debts 1,026 37,043
Loss on sale of assets 34,742 14,206
Stock issued for services 1,525,775 326,019
Fair market value of warrants and stock options granted 21,804 145,716
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 3,678,110 111,967
Accounts receivable - related party 829,285 (2,383,828)
Revenues in excess of billing (7,219,089) 520,071
Revenues in excess of billing - related party 285,791 15,866
Other current assets 585,147 (758,802)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 334,241 142,008
Unearned revenue (1,908,440) (1,190,072)
Net cash provided by operating activities 69,398 2,031,618
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (1,074,316) (1,177,443)
Sales of property and equipment 181,087 357,933
Purchase of treasury stock (38,885) -
Purchase of non-controlling interest in subsidiary - (347,623)
Investment (705,555) -
Net cash used in investing activities (1,637,669) (1,167,133)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from sale of common stock - 64,931
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and warrants 429,452 194,680
Proceeds from exercise of subsidiary options 18,089 -
Dividend paid by subsidiary to Non controlling interest (968,657) -
Proceeds from bank loans - 306,750
Payments on capital lease obligations and loans - net (69,998) (530,733)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (591,114) 35,628
Effect of exchange rate changes 107,241 (1,082,297)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (2,052,144) (182,184)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 11,557,527 14,168,957
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $9,505,383 $13,986,773

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Schedule 4: Reconciliation to GAAP
Three Months Three Months Six Months Six Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Net Income (loss) before preferred dividend, per GAAP$(985,676) $875,065 $(2,751,395) $464,037
Non-controlling interest 1,388,272 883,396 1,462,183 1,074,898
Income taxes 338,884 273,275 378,759 348,498
Depreciation and amortization 1,590,249 1,747,082 3,190,218 3,512,489
Interest expense 62,127 72,156 116,602 140,329
Interest (income) (23,416) (35,299) (53,856) (87,411)
EBITDA$2,370,440 $3,815,675 $2,342,511 $5,452,840
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 682,123 393,985 - 1,547,579 471,735
Adjusted EBITDA, gross$3,052,563 $4,209,660 $3,890,090 $5,924,575
Less non-controlling interest (a) (2,037,286) (1,642,461) (2,717,103) (2,697,992)
Adjusted EBITDA, net$1,015,277 $2,567,199 $1,172,987 $3,226,583
Weighted Average number of shares outstanding
Basic 10,877,446 10,308,186 10,783,685 10,294,760
Diluted 11,032,938 10,548,922 10,939,177 10,535,497
Basic adjusted EBITDA$0.09 $0.25 $0.11 $0.31
Diluted adjusted EBITDA$0.09 $0.24 $0.11 $0.31
(a)The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest
to net income attributable to non-controlling interest is as follows
Net Income attributable to non-controlling interest$1,388,272 $883,396 $1,462,183 $1,074,898
Income Taxes 53,397 23,907 61,045 37,781
Depreciation and amortization 523,368 730,672 1,049,294 1,556,538
Interest expense 18,725 12,991 36,416 31,333
Interest (income) (7,535) (34,947) (17,092) (51,397)
EBITDA$1,976,227 $1,616,019 $2,591,846 $2,649,153
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 61,059 26,442 125,257 48,839
Adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest$2,037,286 $1,642,461 $2,717,103 $2,697,992

From time to time, NETSOL may refer to Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-based Compensation) and “non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA per diluted share or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share” in its conference calls and discussions with investors and analysts in connection with the company’s reported historical financial results. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent cash flows from operations as defined by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to net income (the most comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA). Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA per diluted share or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to reported GAAP diluted EPS. The reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 are included in the above table. NETSOL’s management believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share are helpful as an indicator of the current financial performance of the company. NETSOL also adjusts for non-cash items, such as stock-based compensation as we believe excluding these costs provide a useful metric by which to compare performance from period to period. Management strongly encourages investors to review the company’s consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure in evaluating the company.

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