PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Jan. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s cloud platforms, increased 15% on a constant currency basis from the second quarter of last year to $48.6 million.  Revenues overall for the second quarter were $86.0 million, an increase of $3.8 million, or 7% on a constant currency basis, from the second quarter of last year. 

Gross margin for the second quarter was $49.9 million, an increase of $1.8 million from the second quarter of last year.  Net loss for the second quarter was $5.2 million compared to $2.0 million for the second quarter of last year.  Net loss per share was $0.14 in the second quarter compared to $0.05 in the second quarter of last year.

Core net income for the second quarter was $14.6 million.  Core net income excludes certain items as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.  Core earnings per share was $0.38 for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

“We are delighted with the results for the second quarter and our progress against our strategic plan,” said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies.  “We had a strong sales quarter with record new annual recurring revenue (ARR) bookings.  Strategically we entered into an important new relationship with Visa.  Operationally we executed to deliver strong financial results in the quarter.  We have a strategic plan, we are performing well against it and we are confident we will continue to grow shareholder value.”

Revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2015 were $168.9 million compared to $163.6 million in the six months ended December 31, 2014.  Subscription and transaction revenues increased 15% on a constant currency basis to $94.8 million in the six months ended December 31, 2015 from $83.7 million in the six months ended December 31, 2014.  Net loss for the six months ended December 31, 2015 was $9.5 million as compared to $5.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2014.  Net loss per share was $0.25 for the six months ended December 31, 2015 compared to $0.14 for the six months ended December 31, 2014. 

Core net income for the six months ended December 31, 2015 was $28.8 million as compared to $29.4 million for the six months ended December 31, 2014.  Core net income excludes certain items as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.  Core earnings per share was $0.75 for the six months ended December 31, 2015.

Second Quarter Customer Highlights

  • Sixteen leading institutions selected Paymode-X, Bottomline’s leading cloud-based payments automation platform.
     
  • Announced Fifth Third Bank as a new bank channel partner for Paymode-X.
     
  • Signed nine new Digital Banking deals, enabling banks to compete and win business in their corporate and SMB segments by deploying innovative digital capabilities.
     
  • Chosen by five leading organizations, including Ironshore and Capital Insurance Group, to provide Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.  
     
  • Companies such as Vitality Corporate Services, Old Mutual and Gazprom selected Bottomline’s Financial Messaging solution to improve operating efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of their financial transactions by utilizing the SWIFT global network.
     
  • Organizations such as Snap On, ABM Industries, and Kaiser Permanente chose Bottomline’s payment automation solutions to extend their payments capabilities and improve efficiencies.

             
Second Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • Announced a strategic alliance with Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) focused on creating the optimum way for businesses to pay and get paid. Visa’s commercial card solution, Visa Payables, and Bottomline’s payment network, Paymode-X, will join to create Paymode-X with Visa Payables.  Paymode-X with Visa Payables will be easy for payers and vendors to join and use, accelerating and maximizing opportunities for payment efficiency, security and financial gains.
     
  • Launched Digital Banking 3.0, an integrated, cloud-based  technology platform that includes cash management and payments, customer acquisition and on-boarding, analytics and fraud and risk management solutions, empowering financial institutions to acquire, grow and fully monetize commercial banking relationships across every digital channel.
     
  • Announced a strategic relationship with Fifth Third Bank to provide Paymode-X to its customers.

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 and constant currency information are non-GAAP financial measures. 

Core net income and core earnings per share 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, global 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 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 incremental 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.  Global enterprise resource planning (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. 

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 six months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended
December 31, 2015
 Six Months Ended
December 31, 2015
 (in thousands) (in thousands)
  2015  2014   2015  2014 
GAAP net loss$(5,239)$(1,962) $(9,492)$(5,230)
Amortization of intangible assets   7,215  7,000   14,494  14,184 
Equity-based compensation   7,878  6,098   15,466  12,429 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses    159  1,280   269  1,707 
Restructuring expenses (benefit)    854  (14)  874  272 
Global ERP system implementation costs    522     -   779  - 
Non-cash pension expense    38    24   74  21 
Non-cash interest expense 3,213  3,012   6,374  5,977 
Core Net Income$14,640  $15,438   $28,838  $29,360  
      

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  
 December 31,Constant 
  2015  2014 GAAPRates (1) 
 (in thousands)    
     
Subscription and Transaction Revenues$48,632 $42,865  13% 15% 
Total Revenues 86,048  82,225  5% 7% 
     
 Six Months Ended% Increase 
 December 31,Constant 
  2015  2014 GAAPRates (1) 
 (in thousands)   
     
Subscription and Transaction Revenues$94,829 $83,736  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 strategic plan 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, 2015 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
 December 31,
  2015  2014 
Revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions$  48,632  $  42,865 
  Software licenses 5,862   5,423  
  Service and maintenance 29,913  32,180 
  Other 1,641  1,757 
   
Total revenues 86,048  82,225 
   
Cost of revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions 21,373  19,789 
  Software licenses 288  372 
  Service and maintenance 13,291  12,688 
  Other 1,155  1,264 
   
Total cost of revenues 36,107  34,113 
   
Gross profit 49,941  48,112 
   
Operating expenses:  
  Sales and marketing 22,280  19,545 
  Product development and engineering 11,765  11,030 
  General and administrative 9,422  8,803 
  Amortization of intangible assets 7,215  7,000 
   
Total operating expenses 50,682  46,378 
   
Income (loss) from operations (741) 1,734 
   
Other expense, net (3,856) (3,587)
   
Loss before income taxes (4,597) (1,853)
Provision for income taxes 642  109 
   
Net loss$  (5,239 )$  (1,962)
   
Basic and diluted net loss per share$  (0.14 )$  (0.05)
   
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 37,774   37,759 
   
Core net income (1)$  14,640  $  15,438 
Diluted core net income per share(2)$  0.38  $  0.41 
 
1) Core net income excludes charges for amortization of intangible assets of $7,215 and $7,000, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $159 and $1,280, restructuring expenses (benefit) of $854 and ($14), equity-based compensation of $7,878 and $6,098, non-cash pension expense of $38 and $24, global ERP system implementation costs of $522 and $0 and non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $3,213 and $3,012 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
2) Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,359 and 37,996 for the three months ended December 31, 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)
 
 Six Months Ended
 December 31,
  2015  2014 
Revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions$  94,829  $   83,736 
  Software licenses 9,977    11,081 
  Service and maintenance 60,697   65,140 
  Other 3,426   3,611 
   
Total revenues 168,929   163,568 
   
Cost of revenues:  
  Subscriptions and transactions 42,107   39,117 
  Software licenses 576   767 
  Service and maintenance 26,269   25,972 
  Other 2,490   2,570 
   
Total cost of revenues 71,442   68,426 
   
Gross profit 97,487   95,142 
   
Operating expenses:  
  Sales and marketing 42,435   38,747 
  Product development and engineering 23,025   22,711 
  General and administrative 18,245   17,080 
  Amortization of intangible assets 14,494   14,184 
   
Total operating expenses 98,199  92,722 
   
Income (loss) from operations (712) 2,420 
   
Other expense, net (7,527) (7,234)
   
Loss before income taxes (8,239) (4,814)
Provision for income taxes 1,253  416 
   
Net loss$  (9,492 )$    (5,230)
   
Basic and diluted net loss per share$  (0.25 )$  (0.14)
   
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 37,889   37,703 
   
Core net income (1)$  28,838  $  29,360 
Diluted core net income per share(2)$  0.75  $  0.77 
 
1) Core net income excludes charges for amortization of intangible assets of $14,494 and $14,184, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $269 and $1,707, restructuring expenses of $874 and $272, equity-based compensation of $15,466 and $12,429, non-cash pension expense of $74 and $21, global ERP system implementation costs of $779 and $0 and non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $6,374 and $5,977 for the six months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
2) Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,439 and 38,033 for the six months ended December 31, 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)
 
 December 31,June 30,
  2015  2015 
   
Assets  
Current assets:  
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$  129,794  $  144,388  
  Accounts receivable 62,199  65,140 
  Other current assets 18,932  19,713 
   
Total current assets 210,925  229,241 
   
Property and equipment, net 53,507  47,579 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 375,315  400,650 
Other assets 16,211  11,014 
   
Total assets$  655,958  $  688,484  
   
Liabilities and stockholders' equity  
Current liabilities:  
  Accounts payable$  10,801  $  11,623  
  Accrued expenses 24,234  24,436 
  Deferred revenue 63,011  70,383 
   
Total current liabilities 98,046  106,442 
   
Convertible senior notes 165,542  159,760 
Deferred revenue, non-current 19,187  17,624 
Deferred income taxes 32,101  35,542 
Other liabilities 19,180  20,578 
   
Total liabilities 334,056  339,946 
   
Stockholders' equity  
  Common stock 41  40 
  Additional paid-in-capital 576,190  560,083 
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss (23,928) (13,511)
  Treasury stock (57,002) (34,167)
  Accumulated deficit (173,399) (163,907)
   
Total stockholders' equity 321,902  348,538 
   
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$  655,958  $  688,484  

 

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