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QAD Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Financial Results


May 28, 2015
By Business Wire News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended April 30, 2015.

Total revenue was $69.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, as expected, compared with $68.5 million for the same quarter last year. Currency had a $5.4 million negative impact on total revenue. On a constant currency basis, revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 would have grown by almost 10 percent from the prior-year period.

Additional fiscal 2016 first quarter financial results, compared with the first quarter of fiscal 2015 include:

  • Subscription revenue growth of 52 percent to $9.4 million, up from $6.2 million.
  • License revenue growth of 3 percent to $6.9 million, up from $6.7 million.
  • Professional services revenue remained steady at $19.6 million for both periods.
  • Maintenance and other revenue was $33.4 million, compared with $36.1 million.
  • GAAP net income of $549,000 or $0.03 per diluted Class A share and $0.02 per diluted Class B share, compared with a net loss of $76,000 or $0.01 per Class A share and $0.00 per Class B share.
  • Non-GAAP net income (defined as GAAP net income before stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, the change in fair value of the interest rate swap and income tax adjustments) of $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted Class A share and $0.07 per diluted Class B share, compared with $0.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted Class A share and $0.05 per diluted Class B share.

“Our first quarter came in as planned, and we saw continued good momentum in adding new cloud customers to our base,” said Karl Lopker, Chief Executive Officer of QAD Inc. “Cloud adoption was an important topic at our recent Explore 2015 user conference, and our funnel remains heavily weighted toward this deployment option.”

Gross profit for the fiscal 2016 first quarter was $37.2 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, consistent with the fiscal 2015 first quarter.

Total operating expenses amounted to $36.4 million, or 53 percent of total revenue, for the fiscal 2016 first quarter, versus $36.8 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, for the similar quarter last year.

Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 grew to $760,000, which included $1.3 million in stock compensation expense. For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, operating income was $298,000, which included $876,000 in stock compensation expense.

QAD’s cash and equivalents balance was $130.9 million at April 30, 2015, up from $120.5 million at January 31, 2015. Cash provided by operations for the fiscal 2016 first quarter was $4.3 million, compared with $3.2 million for the fiscal 2015 first quarter.

Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Operational Highlights:

  • Received orders from 17 customers representing more than $500,000 each in combined license, maintenance, subscription and professional services billings, including four orders in excess of $1.0 million, of which one order was in excess of $2.0 million;
  • Received license or cloud orders from companies across QAD’s six vertical markets, including: Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., Alcoa, Inc., Autoliv, Inc., Comvita New Zealand Ltd., CoorsTek LLC, Ferro Argentina Corporation, Findus France, Omron Corporation, Samtec, Inc., Smiths Group plc and TRW Automotive;
  • Launched a new User Experience (UX) that brings the power of QAD Cloud ERP to the browser, providing a consistent, individually adaptable and device-independent user experience that is personalized to the activity and the user to increase efficiency, simplify task completion and provide insight to decisions;
  • Named ERP Customer Experience Leader by Consumer Goods Technology Magazine readers for the third consecutive year;
  • Held its Explore 2015 annual customer conference in Washington, D.C., with a record number of customers presenting at the conference; and
  • Underwriters exercised, in full, an option to purchase additional shares related to QAD’s secondary stock offering. As a result, 450,000 shares of Class A common stock were issued generating approximately $8.4 million in additional net proceeds.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2016, QAD expects:

  • Total revenue of approximately $70 million, including approximately $8.8 million of subscription revenue.
  • Additional stock compensation expense in the second quarter related to its annual stock grants of approximately $1.1 million for total stock compensation expense of $2.4 million.
  • GAAP earnings per share of approximately breakeven per diluted Class A and diluted Class B share.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share of approximately $0.11 per diluted Class A share and $0.09 per diluted Class B share.

For the fiscal 2016 year, QAD expects:

  • Total revenue of approximately $295 million, including approximately $37.5 million of subscription revenue.
  • Stock compensation expense of approximately $7.6 million.
  • GAAP earnings per share of approximately $0.49 per diluted Class A share and $0.41 per diluted Class B share.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share of approximately $0.84 per diluted Class A share and $0.70 per diluted Class B share.

Calculation of Earnings Per Share

EPS is reported based on the company’s dual-class share structure, and includes a calculation for both Class A and Class B shares. Since Class A shares have rights to 120% of dividends paid on Class B shares, net income is apportioned so that earnings per share attributable to a Class A share are 120% of earnings per share attributable to a Class B share.

Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Conference Call

When:

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time:

2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)

Phone:

800-230-1059 (domestic); 612-234-9959 (international)

Replay:

Accessible through midnight June 4, 2015
800-475-6701 (domestic); 320-365-3844 (international); passcode 356854

Webcast:

Accessible at www.qad.com; archive available for approximately one year

 

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

QAD has disclosed adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margins, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share in this press release for the fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015 first quarters. These are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. QAD defines the non-GAAP measures as follows:

  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA – EBITDA is GAAP net income before net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA less stock-based compensation expense and the change in the fair value of the interest rate swap.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margins – Calculated by dividing non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA by total revenue.
  • Non-GAAP net income – GAAP net income before stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets, the change in fair value of the interest rate swap and certain income tax adjustments.
  • Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share – Non-GAAP net income allocated to Class A and Class B shares divided by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding of each class.

QAD’s management uses non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the business and believes that presenting non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the company’s underlying business trends and performance of the company’s ongoing operations as well as useful metrics for monitoring the company’s performance and evaluating it against industry peers. The non-GAAP financial measures presented should be used in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP, and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. 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. A table providing a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures is included at the end of this press release.

QAD non-GAAP measures reflect adjustments based on the following items:

EBITDA: The company reports EBITDA as a non-GAAP metric by excluding the effect of income tax expense, depreciation and amortization from net income because doing so makes internal comparisons to the company’s historical operating results more consistent. In addition, the company believes providing an EBITDA calculation is a more useful comparison of its operating results to the operating results of its peers.

Stock-based compensation expense: The company has excluded the effect of stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share calculations. Although stock-based compensation expense is calculated in accordance with current GAAP and constitutes an ongoing and recurring expense, such expense is excluded from non-GAAP results because it is not an expense which generally requires cash settlement by QAD, and therefore is not used by the company to assess the profitability of its operations. The company also believes the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense provides a useful comparison of its operating results to the operating results of its peers.

Amortization of purchased intangibles: The company amortizes purchased intangibles in connection with its acquisitions. QAD has excluded the effect of amortization of purchased intangibles which includes purchased technology, customer relationships, trade names and other intangibles from its non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share calculations, because doing so makes internal comparisons to the company’s historical operating results more consistent. In addition, the company believes excluding amortization of purchased intangibles provides a more useful comparison of its operating results to the operating results of its peers.

Change in fair value of the interest rate swap: The company entered into an interest rate swap to mitigate its exposure to the variability of one month LIBOR for its floating rate debt related to the mortgage of its headquarters. QAD has excluded the gain/loss adjustments to record the interest rate swap at fair value from its non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share calculations. The company believes that these fluctuations are not indicative of its operational costs or meaningful in evaluating comparative period results because the company currently has no intention of exiting the debt agreement early; and therefore over the life of the debt the sum of the fair value adjustments will be $0.

Income tax adjustments: Beginning in fiscal 2016, the company began to compute and utilize a fixed long-term projected non-GAAP tax rate in order to provide better consistency across the interim reporting periods by eliminating the effects of non-recurring and period-specific items such as changes in the tax valuation allowance and tax effects of acquisition-related costs, since each of these can vary in size and frequency. When projecting the long-term rate the company evaluated four years of historical and expected results excluding the impact of the following non-cash items: stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangibles and the change in fair value of the interest rate swap. The projected rate assumes no new acquisitions and takes into account other factors including the current tax structure, existing tax positions in various jurisdictions and key legislation in major jurisdictions where the company operates. The non-GAAP tax rate is 25%. The company intends to re-evaluate this long-term rate on an annual basis or if any significant events that may materially affect this long-term rate occur. This long-term rate could be subject to change for a variety of reasons, for example, significant changes in the geographic earnings mix, acquisition activity or fundamental tax law changes in major jurisdictions where the company operates.

About QAD

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000 or visit www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the Company’s business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing.Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations.Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “could,” “will likely result,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “plan” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our cloud service offerings, such as defects and disruptions in our services, our ability to properly manage our cloud service offerings, our reliance on third-party hosting and other service providers, and our exposure to liability and loss from security breaches; demand for the company’s products, including cloud service, licenses, services and maintenance; pressure to make concessions on our pricing and changes in our pricing models; protection of our intellectual property; dependence on third-party suppliers and other third-party relationships, such as sales, services and marketing channels; changes in our revenue, earnings, operating expenses and margins; the reliability of our financial forecasts and estimates of the costs and benefits of transactions; the ability to leverage changes in technology; defects in our software products and services; third party opinions about the company; competition in our industry; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; economic conditions in our vertical markets and worldwide; exchange rate fluctuations; and the global political environment.For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and factors that may affect our forward-looking statements, please refer to the company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter.Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

 
 
QAD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
       
 
Three Months Ended

April 30,

2015  2014  
Revenue:
License fees $ 6,851 $ 6,652
Subscription fees 9,419 6,192
Maintenance and other 33,383 36,076
Professional services   19,612     19,565  
Total revenue 69,265 68,485
Cost of revenue:
License 929 900
Subscription 5,064 3,786
Maintenance and other 7,777 8,170
Professional services   18,328     18,575  
Total cost of revenue   32,098     31,431  
Gross profit   37,167     37,054  
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 17,145 16,477
Research and development 10,657 11,195
General and administrative 8,441 8,904
Amortization of intangibles from acquisitions   164     180  
Total operating expenses   36,407     36,756  
Operating income   760     298  
Other (income) expense:
Interest income (57 ) (57 )
Interest expense 183 181
Other (income) expense, net   (119 )   226  
Total other expense, net   7     350  
Income (loss) before income taxes 753 (52 )
Income tax expense   204     24  
Net income (loss) $ 549   $ (76 )
 
Diluted net income (loss) per share
Class A $ 0.03 $ (0.01 )
Class B $ 0.02 $ (0.00 )
 
Diluted Weighted Shares
Class A 16,048 12,628
Class B 3,279 3,168
 
 
QAD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
     
 
April 30,January 31,
2015  2015  
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and equivalents $ 130,864 $ 120,526
Accounts receivable, net 51,222 78,887
Deferred tax assets, net 9,266 9,313
Other current assets   15,436     14,799  
Total current assets 206,788 223,525
 
Property and equipment, net 33,240 33,154
Capitalized software costs, net 2,237 2,485
Goodwill 10,857 10,911
Long-term deferred tax assets, net 10,063 9,680
Other assets, net   3,440     3,614  
 
Total assets $ 266,625   $ 283,369  
 
 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 409 $ 406
Accounts payable and other current liabilities 35,147 48,637
Deferred revenue   91,408     102,721  
Total current liabilities 126,964 151,764
 
Long-term debt 14,575 14,680
Other liabilities 4,764 5,219
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 21 20
Additional paid-in capital 194,039 185,546
Treasury stock (22,178 ) (22,977 )
Accumulated deficit (44,215 ) (43,465 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (7,345 )   (7,418 )
Total stockholders’ equity   120,322     111,706  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 266,625   $ 283,369  
 
 
QAD Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
     
 
Three Months Ended
April 30,
2015  2014  
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 4,336   $ 3,178  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (1,140 ) (570 )
Capitalized software costs   (28 )   (56 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (1,168 )   (626 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayments of debt (102 ) (97 )
Tax payments, net of proceeds, related to stock awards (391 ) (577 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements 151 143
Payment of contingent liability associated with acquisitions (750 ) (471 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs   8,365      
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   7,273     (1,002 )
 
Effect of exchange rates on cash and equivalents   (103 )   691  
Net increase in cash and equivalents 10,338 2,241
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period   120,526     75,984  
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 130,864   $ 78,225  
 
 
QAD Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
       
 
Three Months Ended

April 30,

2015  2014  
 
Total revenue $ 69,265 $ 68,485
 
Net income (loss) 549 (76 )
Add back:
Net interest expense 126 124
Depreciation 999 924
Amortization 452 492
Income taxes   204     24  
EBITDA $ 2,330   $ 1,488  
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 1,306 876
Change in fair value of interest rate swap   (245 )   46  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 3,391   $ 2,410  
Adjusted EBITDA margin 5 % 4 %
 
 
Non-GAAP net income reconciliation
 
Net income (loss) $ 549 $ (76 )
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 1,306 876
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 344 378
Change in fair value of interest rate swap (245 ) 46
Income tax adjustments   (351 )   (325 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 1,603   $ 899  
 
 
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted Class A share reconciliation
 
Earnings (loss) per diluted Class A share $ 0.03 $ (0.01 )
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 0.07 0.06
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 0.02 0.03
Change in fair value of interest rate swap (0.01 ) (0.00 )
Income tax adjustments   (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted Class A share $ 0.09   $ 0.06  
 
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted Class A share 16,048 12,628
 
 
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted Class B share reconciliation
 
Earnings (loss) per diluted Class B share $ 0.02 $ (0.00 )
Add back:
Non-cash stock-based compensation 0.06 0.05
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 0.02 0.02
Change in fair value of interest rate swap (0.01 ) 0.00
Income tax adjustments   (0.02 )   (0.02 )
Non-GAAP earnings per diluted Class B share $ 0.07   $ 0.05  
 
Shares used in computing earnings per diluted Class B share 3,279 3,168

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