PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Revenues for the fourth quarter were $85.4 million, an increase of $3.7 million, or 8% on a constant currency basis, from the fourth quarter of last year.  Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s cloud platforms, increased 15% on a constant currency basis from the fourth quarter of last year to $44.7 million.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter was $49.3 million, an increase of $2.8 million from the fourth quarter of last year.  Net loss for the fourth quarter was $21.6 million, including the effect of a $16 million non-cash charge related to the establishment of a reserve against certain US-based deferred tax assets.  Net loss per share was $0.57 in the fourth quarter compared to $0.04 in the fourth quarter of last year.

Core net income for the fourth quarter was $13.4 million.  Core net income excludes acquisition and integration-related expenses (including amortization of intangible assets) of $8.5 million, equity-based compensation of $7.5 million, non-cash interest expense associated with our convertible notes of $3.1 million and non-cash expense associated with a reserve established against a portion of our US deferred tax assets of $16 million.  Core earnings per share was $0.35.

“We are pleased to report a strong fourth quarter which completes a record fiscal year”, said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies.  “Earlier this year we saw an opportunity to invest in several key product sets in order to extend our leadership position and drive future growth and profitability. The strong demand we saw for our offerings in the quarter confirms the technology investments we have made are well received by the market.  As we enter the new fiscal year, our pipeline is strong and we are committed to executing against our plan. We are confident our efforts will drive top line growth, expanding margins and delivering shareholder value in the years to come.”

Revenues for the year ended June 30, 2015 increased 10% to $330.9 million as compared with $300.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2014.  Subscription and transaction revenues increased 21% to $171.4 million in the year ended June 30, 2015 from $141.1 million in the year ended June 30, 2014.  Net loss for the year ended June 30, 2015 was $34.7 million.  Net loss per share was $0.92 for the year ended June 30, 2015 compared to $0.52 for the year ended June 30, 2014.  Net loss for the year ended June 30, 2015 included the effect of a $16 million non-cash charge related to a reserve recorded against certain US-based deferred tax assets.

Core net income for the year ended June 30, 2015 was $55.2 million.  Core net income excludes acquisition and integration-related expenses (including amortization of intangible assets) of $33.2 million, equity-based compensation of $27 million, restructuring expenses of $1.3 million, non-cash interest expense associated with our convertible notes of $12.1 million and non-cash expense associated with a reserve established against a portion of our US deferred tax assets of $16 million.  Core earnings per share was $1.44 for the year ended June 30, 2015 compared to $1.29 for the year ended June 30, 2014.

Fourth Quarter Customer Highlights

  • Twenty-two leading institutions selected Paymode-X, Bottomline’s leading cloud-based payments automation platform, including one of the country’s leading food processing companies as well as other leading institutions in hospitality, property management and healthcare.
     
  • Chosen by twelve leading organizations, including CorVel Enterprise Comp Inc. and J.C. Penney Corporation, to provide Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.
     
  • Signed nine new Digital Banking deals, enabling banks to grow revenues and relationships by deploying innovative digital capabilities.
     
  • Entered into a multi-year contract to provide Bottomline's Patient Privacy and Data Security with Cedars Sinai.  This patented solution offers a non-invasive approach to monitor, replay, and analyze user behavior across multiple systems and applications.
     
  • Companies such as First National Bank, Dart Group Plc and Banque Cantonale de Geneve selected Bottomline’s Financial Messaging solution to improve operating efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of their financial transactions by utilizing the SWIFT global network.

             
Fourth Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • Launched Digital Banking 3.0, which allows the bank to better target their sales and marketing revenues while providing the bank's business customers with increased financial management capabilities.
     
  • Deployed Legal-X 11, which provides increased capabilities for insurance companies to manage legal spend.
     
  • Launched Bottomline's Patient Privacy and Data Security for Healthcare to address critical gaps in safeguarding sensitive patient data. 
     
  • Announced a one-million share stock repurchase program to be completed by December 31, 2015.


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 and core earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures.  Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain items, specifically amortization of intangible assets, equity-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, non-cash pension expenses, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes, charges related to reserves established or released against our deferred tax assets and other non-core or non-recurring gains or losses that arise from time to time. 

Non-core charges associated with our convertible notes consist of non-cash interest expense. Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with our 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 our acquisition and integration efforts. Periodically, such as in periods that include significant foreign currency volatility, we 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. 

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.  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. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Continued

A reconciliation of our GAAP results to our non-GAAP results for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
 (in thousands) (in thousands)
  2015  2014   2015  2014 
GAAP net loss$(21,620)$(1,481) $(34,680)$(19,104)
Amortization of intangible assets   8,197  7,579   30,383  26,242 
Equity-based compensation   7,462  6,029   27,025  22,821 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses   282  732   2,835  5,367 
Restructuring expenses (benefit)    (49) 311   1,297  1,371 
Other non-core (income) expense   (69)   -   76  - 
Non-cash pension expense   14    93   56  331 
Non-cash interest expense 3,111  2,918   12,149  11,397 
Non-core income tax benefit -  (1,301)  -  - 
Record US deferred tax asset valuation allowance 16,034  -   16,034  - 
Core net income$13,362  $14,880   $55,175  $48,425  
      
GAAP diluted shares 38,662    38,073   38,212  37,936 
Impact of note hedges -  (142)  -  (366)
Core diluted shares 38,662  37,931   38,212  37,570 


The table below is a comparative summary of our total revenues and our subscription and transaction revenues shown with a constant currency growth rate:

 Three Months Ended% Increase
 June 30, Constant
  2015  2014 GAAPRates (1)
 (in thousands)  
     
Total Revenues$85,370 $81,679  5% 8%
Subscription and Transaction Revenues 44,699  39,614  13% 15%
     
 

1)  Constant currency information compares results between periods assuming exchange rates had remained constant period-over-period.  We calculate constant currency information by translating prior-period results using current-year GAAP foreign exchange rates.

About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) powers mission-critical business transactions. We help our customers optimize financially-oriented operations and build deeper customer and partner relationships by providing a trusted and easy-to-use set of cloud-based digital banking, fraud prevention, payment, financial document, insurance, and healthcare 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 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.

Cautionary Language

This press release may contain "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 growth plans, achieve future growth and profitability, and expand margins.  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, 2014 and the subsequently filed Form 10-Q’s and Form 8-K’s 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.

Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended
 June 30,
  2015  2014 
Revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions$  44,699  $  39,614  
  Software licenses 5,752   5,025  
  Service and maintenance 32,919  34,967 
  Other 2,000  2,073 
   
Total revenues 85,370  81,679 
   
Cost of revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions 20,698  19,256 
  Software licenses 445  339 
  Service and maintenance 13,447  14,029 
  Other 1,512  1,594 
   
Total cost of revenues 36,102  35,218 
   
Gross profit 49,268  46,461 
   
Operating expenses:  
  Sales and marketing 21,156  19,008 
  Product development and engineering 11,758  11,362 
  General and administrative 8,530  8,393 
  Amortization of intangible assets 8,197  7,579 
   
Total operating expenses 49,641  46,342 
   
Income (loss) from operations (373) 119 
   
Other expense, net (3,719) (3,540)
   
Loss before income taxes (4,092) (3,421)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 17,528  (1,940)
   
Net loss$  (21,620)$  (1,481)
   
Basic and diluted net loss per share$  (0.57)$    (0.04)
   
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 38,056  37,374 
   
Core net income (1)$  13,362 $  14,880 
Diluted core net income per share(2)$  0.35 $  0.39 


1)       
Core net income excludes charges for amortization of intangible assets of $8,197 and $7,579, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $282 and $732, restructuring expenses (benefit) of ($49) and $311, equity-based compensation of $7,462 and $6,029, non-cash pension expense of $14 and $93, expense to record a US deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $16,034 and $0, other non-core benefits of $69 and $1,301 and non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $3,111 and $2,918 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

2)        Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,662 and 37,931 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. 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.

Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Twelve Months Ended
 June 30,
    2015    2014 
Revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions$  171,361 $  141,103 
  Software licenses 21,907  20,769 
  Service and maintenance  130,183  131,531 
  Other 7,438  7,182 
   
Total revenues 330,889  300,585 
   
Cost of revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions  79,397  69,220 
  Software licenses  1,583  1,602   
  Service and maintenance 53,094  54,463 
  Other 5,367  5,383 
   
Total cost of revenues 139,441  130,668 
   
Gross profit 191,448  169,917 
   
Operating expenses:  
  Sales and marketing 80,151  72,707 
  Product development and engineering 47,185  39,725 
  General and administrative 34,492  33,721 
  Amortization of intangible assets 30,383  26,242 
   
Total operating expenses 192,211  172,395 
   
Loss from operations (763) (2,478)
   
Other expense, net (15,553) (14,544)
   
Loss before income taxes (16,316) (17,022)
Provision for income taxes 18,364  2,082 
   
Net loss (34,680) (19,104)
   
Basic and diluted net loss per share$  (0.92)$  (0.52)
   
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 37,806  36,834 
   
Core net income (1)$  55,175 $  48,425 
Diluted core net income per share(2)$  1.44 $  1.29 


1)       
   Core net income excludes charges for amortization of intangible assets of $30,383 and $26,242, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $2,835 and $5,367, restructuring expenses of $1,297 and $1,371, equity-based compensation of $27,025 and $22,821, non-cash pension expense of $56 and $331, expense to record a US deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $16,034 and $0, other non-core expense of $76 and $0 and non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $12,149 and $11,397 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

2)        Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,212 and 37,570 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. 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.

Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 (in thousands)

 June 30,June 30,
  2015  2014 
   
Assets  
Current assets:  
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$  144,388  $  191,478 
  Accounts receivable 65,140  61,064 
  Other current assets 19,713  28,238 
   
Total current assets 229,241  280,780 
   
Property and equipment, net 47,579  35,901 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 400,650  372,495 
Other assets 11,014  11,167 
   
Total assets$  688,484 $  700,343 
   
Liabilities and stockholders' equity  
Current liabilities:  
  Accounts payable$  11,623 $     16,283 
  Accrued expenses 24,436  25,542 
  Deferred revenue 70,383  66,571 
   
Total current liabilities 106,442  108,396 
   
Convertible senior notes 159,760  148,795 
Deferred revenue, non-current 17,624  15,997 
Deferred income taxes 35,542  23,537 
Other liabilities 20,578  16,192 
   
Total liabilities 339,946  312,917 
   
Stockholders' equity  
  Common stock 40  39 
  Additional paid-in-capital 560,083  530,377 
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (13,511) 6,816 
  Treasury stock (34,167) (20,579)
  Accumulated deficit (163,907) (129,227)
   
Total stockholders' equity 348,538  387,426 
   
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$  688,484 $  700,343 

 

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