LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Research Corporation (Nasdaq:NRCI) today announced results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2012.
- Net new sales of $5.9 million
- Revenue up 15% to $22.0 million
- Net income up 18% to $3.7 million
- Diluted earnings per share of $0.53, up 15%
- Total contract value at $94.5 million
- Revenue up 14% to $86.4 million
- Net income up 30% to $15.1 million
- Diluted earnings per share of $2.17, up 28%
Commenting on the fourth quarter and year-end results, Michael D. Hays, chief executive officer of National Research Corporation, said, "We clearly ended the year strong, which continues our positive performance trends of the past several years. With sales and client retention at record levels, combined with a robust new product pipeline, the prospects for 2013 are very bright."
Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, was $22.0 million, compared to $19.1 million for the same quarter in 2011. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, was $3.7 million, or $0.54 per basic share and $0.53 per diluted share, compared to $3.1 million for the fourth quarter 2011, or $0.47 per basic share and $0.46 per diluted share.
Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012, was $86.4 million, compared to $75.8 million for the same period in 2011, an increase of 14%. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012, was $15.1 million or $2.22 per basic share and $2.17 per diluted share, compared to $11.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, or $1.73 per basic share and $1.69 per diluted share.
In closing, Kevin Karas, chief financial officer of National Research Corporation, said, "We are very pleased with the financial performance in both the fourth quarter and full year that has been achieved as a result of our current business model. In particular, we are very encouraged with our continued trend of double-digit organic revenue growth and the increase in operating margin in 2012."
A listen-only simulcast of National Research Corporation's 2012 fourth quarter and year-end conference call will be available online at www.earnings.com on February 13, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. The online replay will follow approximately one hour later and continue for 30 days.
For more than 31 years, National Research Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care, helping healthcare providers measure and improve quality and services through analytics that offer a rich understanding of customers' experiences, preferences, risks and behaviors across the healthcare continuum.
This press release includes "forward-looking" statements related to the Company that can generally be identified as describing the Company's future plans, objectives or goals. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those currently anticipated. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For further information about the factors that could affect the Company's future results, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION|
|Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Revenue||$ 21,996||$ 19,111||$ 86,421||$ 75,767|
|Selling, general and administrative||6,001||5,648||23,542||23,300|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,093||1,275||4,699||5,065|
|Total operating expenses||16,222||14,101||63,702||57,032|
|Other income (expense), net:|
|Total other expense, net||(100)||(158)||(512)||(575)|
|Income before income taxes||5,674||4,852||22,207||18,160|
|Provision for income taxes||1,971||1,720||7,139||6,596|
|Net income||$ 3,703||$ 3,132||$ 15,068||$ 11,564|
|Net income per share, basic||$ 0.54||$ 0.47||$ 2.22||$ 1.73|
|Net income per share, diluted||$ 0.53||$ 0.46||$ 2.17||$ 1.69|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|NATIONAL RESEARCH CORPORATION|
|Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets|
|(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)|
|Dec. 31,||Dec. 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 8,286||$ 8,082|
|Accounts receivable, net||12,119||11,187|
|Income taxes receivable||158||--|
|Other current assets||3,252||2,868|
|Total current assets||23,815||22,137|
|Net property and equipment||12,493||13,613|
|Total Assets||$ 100,046||$ 100,676|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$ 2,658||$ 2,302|
|Income taxes payable||--||145|
|Total current liabilities||35,298||24,399|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; issued 8,376,592 in 2012 and 8,117,849 in 2011; outstanding 6,874,992 in 2012 and 6,724,280 in 2011||8||8|
|Additional paid-in capital||39,514||31,080|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1,124||907|
|Total shareholders' equity||56,742||55,554|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 100,046||$ 100,676|
CONTACT: Kevin R. Karas Chief Financial Officer 402-475-2525
Source:National Research Corporation