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Bottomline Technologies Reports First Quarter Results

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology which helps businesses pay and get paid, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s cloud platforms, were $60.7 million for the first quarter, up 16% as compared to the first quarter of last year. Revenues overall for the first quarter were $91.3 million, up 10% as compared to the first quarter of last year.

GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $4.2 million compared to $10.5 million for the first quarter of last year. GAAP net loss per share was $0.11 in the first quarter compared to $0.28 in the first quarter of last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter was $22.1 million compared to $16.7 million for the first quarter of last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter was 24% of overall revenue compared to 20% of overall revenue for the first quarter of last year. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.

Core net income for the first quarter was $11.7 million compared to $8.4 million for the first quarter of last year and core earnings per share was $0.30 for the first quarter compared to $0.22 for the first quarter of last year. Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.

"We are executing against our strategic plan and delivered strong results,” said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. “Growth and profitability were ahead of our expectations. We are particularly pleased by the market reception to our offerings and the new subscription bookings. We enter the new fiscal year with a high degree of confidence in our ability to execute against our strategic plan, achieve our financial targets and drive shareholder value."

First Quarter Customer Highlights

  • 29 institutions selected Paymode-X, Bottomline’s leading payments platform to automate their payments processes, increase productivity, reduce costs and earn cash rebates.
  • 6 organizations, including Knight Insurance Group and AmWINS, chose Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.
  • 4 banks selected Bottomline’s digital banking platforms to help them compete and grow their corporate and business banking franchises by deploying innovative digital capabilities.
  • Companies such as Banco Santander and Shop & Finance Limited selected Bottomline’s Financial Messaging solution to improve operating efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of their financial transactions.
  • Organizations such as The Main Street America Group and USI Insurance Services chose Bottomline’s corporate payment automation solutions to extend their payments capabilities and improve efficiencies.

First Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • Announced expansion of Bottomline’s global footprint with a new financial messaging center in Singapore. With this new center, Bottomline is well positioned to extend its secure set of core financial messaging capabilities into the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Announced commitment to becoming a Third Party Provider (TPP) under the Open Banking initiative, to allow customers to access information and initiate payments directly with participating banks through secure Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), via cloud-based payment platforms.
  • Bottomline’s PTX Cloud based payments platform was recognized as an award winner by the Credit Control and Risk Association in the new product category for payments and collections

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, core earnings per share, constant currency information, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue are non-GAAP financial measures.

Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items, specifically amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, goodwill impairment charges, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, minimum pension liability adjustments, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and revolving credit facility, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation costs, and other non-core or non-recurring gains or losses that arise from time to time.

Non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and revolving credit facility consist of the amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs. Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with business and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs for transitional employees or services, integration related professional services costs and other incremental charges we incur as a direct result of acquisition and integration efforts. Global ERP system implementation costs relate to direct and incremental costs incurred in connection with our implementation of a new, global ERP solution and the related technology infrastructure.

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.

Periodically, such as in periods that include significant foreign currency volatility, we may present certain metrics on a “constant currency” basis, to show the impact of period to period results normalized for the impact of foreign currency rate changes. We calculate constant currency information by translating prior period financial results using current period foreign exchange rates.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue represent our GAAP net income or loss, adjusted for charges related to interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other charges, as noted in the reconciliation that follows.

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.

Reconciliation of Core Net Income
A reconciliation of core net income to GAAP net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
(in thousands)
GAAP net loss$(4,241) $(10,508)
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets5,188 6,285
Stock-based compensation expense8,460 8,199
Acquisition and integration-related expenses992 1,249
Restructuring benefit(9)
Global ERP system implementation costs2,076 2,491
Minimum pension liability adjustments35 277
Amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs3,709 3,372
Tax effects on non-GAAP income(4,542) (2,978)
Core net income$11,668 $8,387

Reconciliation of Diluted Core Earnings per Share
A reconciliation of our diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share$(0.11) $(0.28)
Plus:
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets0.13 0.17
Stock-based compensation expense0.22 0.22
Acquisition and integration-related expenses0.03 0.03
Global ERP system implementation costs0.05 0.06
Minimum pension liability adjustments 0.01
Amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs0.10 0.09
Tax effects on non-GAAP income(0.12) (0.08)
Diluted core earnings per share$0.30 $0.22

A reconciliation of our non-GAAP weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
Numerator:
Core net income$11,668 $8,387
Denominator:
Weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share for GAAP37,730 37,940
Impact of dilutive securities (stock options, restricted stock awards and employee stock purchase plan) (1)581 88
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share38,311 38,028
(1) These securities are anti-dilutive on a GAAP basis as a result of our net loss, but are considered dilutive on a non-GAAP basis in periods where we report non-GAAP net income.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
GAAP net loss$(4,241) $(10,508)
Adjustments:
Other expense, net4,463 3,935
Provision for income taxes457 681
Depreciation and amortization4,668 4,087
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets5,188 6,285
Stock-based compensation expense8,460 8,199
Acquisition and integration-related expenses992 1,249
Restructuring benefit(9)
Minimum pension liability adjustments35 277
Global ERP system implementation costs2,076 2,491
Adjusted EBITDA$22,089 $16,696

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of Revenue
A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue to GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 is as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue(5%) (13%)
Adjustments:
Other expense, net5% 5%
Provision for income taxes1% 1%
Depreciation and amortization5% 5%
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets6% 8%
Stock-based compensation expense9% 10%
Acquisition and integration-related expenses1% 1%
Global ERP system implementation costs2% 3%
Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue24% 20%

About Bottomline Technologies
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) helps businesses pay and get paid. We make complex business payments simple, secure and seamless by providing a trusted and easy-to-use set of cloud-based business payment, digital banking, fraud prevention and financial document solutions. Over 10,000 corporations, financial institutions, and banks benefit from Bottomline solutions. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit our website at www.bottomline.com.

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.

In connection with this earnings release and our associated conference call, we will be posting additional material financial information (such as financial results, non-GAAP financial projections and non-GAAP to GAAP reconciliations) within the “Investors” section of our website at www.bottomline.com/us/about/investors.

Cautionary Language
This press release contains "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 strategic plans, achieve future growth and profitability, achieve financial targets and increase shareholder value. 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, 2017 and the subsequently filed Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks 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.

Media Contact:
Rick Booth
Bottomline Technologies
603-501-6270
rbooth@bottomline.com


Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended September 30,
2017 2016
Revenues:
Subscriptions and transactions$60,714 $52,132
Software licenses2,365 2,121
Service and maintenance27,342 27,673
Other875 1,158
Total revenues91,296 83,084
Cost of revenues:
Subscriptions and transactions27,411 23,886
Software licenses170 128
Service and maintenance12,232 13,285
Other667 878
Total cost of revenues40,480 38,177
Gross profit50,816 44,907
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing19,305 18,875
Product development and engineering13,815 12,935
General and administrative11,829 12,704
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets5,188 6,285
Total operating expenses50,137 50,799
Income (loss) from operations679 (5,892)
Other expense, net(4,463) (3,935)
Loss before income taxes(3,784) (9,827)
Income tax provision457 681
Net loss$(4,241) $(10,508)
Basic and diluted net loss per share:$(0.11) $(0.28)
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share:37,730 37,940


Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
September 30, June 30,
2017 2017
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$128,331 $126,542
Accounts receivable61,505 64,244
Other current assets19,362 16,807
Total current assets209,198 207,593
Property and equipment, net26,138 26,195
Goodwill and intangible assets, net365,048 365,980
Other assets17,174 17,671
Total assets$617,558 $617,439
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$11,235 $9,013
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities27,236 29,179
Deferred revenue62,123 74,113
Convertible senior notes187,281 183,682
Total current liabilities287,875 295,987
Deferred revenue, non current22,122 22,047
Deferred income taxes15,838 15,433
Other liabilities22,522 22,016
Total liabilities348,357 355,483
Stockholders' equity
Common stock43 43
Additional paid-in-capital632,490 624,001
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(31,083) (32,325)
Treasury stock(111,565) (113,071)
Accumulated deficit(220,684) (216,692)
Total stockholders' equity269,201 261,956
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$617,558 $617,439


Source:Bottomline Technologies, Inc.