PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based business payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s cloud platforms, increased 13% as compared to the first quarter of last year to $52.1 million, or 16% on a constant currency basis, which is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.  Revenues overall for the first quarter were $83.1 million.

Net loss for the first quarter was $10.5 million compared to a net loss of $4.3 million for the first quarter of last year.  Net loss per share was $0.28 in the first quarter compared to $0.11 in the first quarter of last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter was $16.7 million, or 20% of overall revenue.  Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.

Core net income for the first quarter was $8.4 million.  Core earnings per share was $0.22, as compared to $0.24 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. 

“Our results in Q1 were a solid step forward and a good start to the fiscal year.” said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. “Subscription and transaction revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA and core EPS all reflect disciplined execution against our plan.  Strategically, we entered into an important new relationship with Mastercard which further validates our status as a leader in business payments. Our continued growth in subscription and transaction revenue gives us visibility to future recurring revenues and confidence that our strategic plan will drive increased shareholder value.”

First Quarter Customer Highlights              

  • 18 leading institutions selected Paymode-X, Bottomline’s leading cloud-based payments automation platform.
     
  • 11 leading organizations, including Hiscox Inc and Tower Hill Insurance, chose Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.  
     
  • Signed 7 new Digital Banking deals, helping banks to compete and win business in their corporate and SMB segments by deploying innovative digital capabilities.
     
  • Companies such as Secure Trust Bank and Atom Bank 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 Chegg Inc and Charles Schwab chose Bottomline’s corporate payment automation solutions to extend their payments capabilities and improve efficiencies.

First Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights              

  • Announced a strategic alliance with Mastercard focused on creating the optimum way for businesses to pay and get paid. The combination of Mastercard and Paymode-X creates a universal business payment solution, Paymode-X with Mastercard, allowing customers to automate payments of all types through a single platform while increasing revenue opportunities, efficiencies and control.
     
  • Recognized as a top 100 global provider of financial technology on the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings, as well as in the 2016 FinTech Forward rankings compiled by American Banker and the Bank Administration Institute (BAI).

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 and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. 

Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items, specifically amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, minimum pension liability adjustments, 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 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 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. 

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 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 represents 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.   

We also disclose Subscription and Transaction bookings.  This amount reflects a comparable metric of sales activity despite variations in contract lengths and terms.  This amount is defined as the one-year value of new order invoicing, excluding installation and other one-time fees, which are contractually obligated or anticipated to recur on an annual basis once the customer is fully implemented and is fully utilizing the system.  It is not a non-GAAP measure.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Continued)

Reconciliation of Core Net Income
A reconciliation of core net income to GAAP net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended September 30, 
 2016  2015 
 (in thousands) 
GAAP net loss$(10,508) $(4,253)
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 6,285   7,279 
Stock-based compensation expense 8,199   7,588 
Acquisition and integration related expenses 1,249   110 
Restructuring expenses -   20 
Global ERP system implementation costs 2,491   257 
Minimum pension liability adjustments 277   36 
Amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs 3,372   3,161 
Tax effects on non-GAAP income (2,978)  (5,011)
Core net income$8,387  $9,187 
        

Reconciliation of Diluted Core Earnings per Share
A reconciliation of our diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP diluted net loss per share for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended 
 09/30/16  9/30/15 
        
GAAP diluted net loss per share$(0.28) $(0.11)
        
Plus:       
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 0.17   0.19 
Stock-based compensation expense 0.22   0.20 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 0.03   - 
Restructuring expenses -   - 
Global ERP system implementation costs 0.06   0.01 
Minimum pension liability adjustments 0.01   - 
Amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs 0.09   0.08 
Tax effects on non-GAAP income (0.08)  (0.13)
        
Diluted core net income per share$0.22  $0.24 
        

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Continued)

Reconciliation of Diluted Core Earnings per Share
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 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended September 30, 
 2016  2015 
 (in thousands) 
Numerator:       
        
Core net income$8,387  $9,187 
        
Denominator:       
        
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted earnings per share for GAAP 37,940   38,004 
        
Impact of dilutive securities (stock options, restricted stock awards and employee stock purchase plan) (1) 88   515 
        
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share 38,028   38,519 
        

(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.

Constant Currency Reconciliation
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 
 September 30,      Impact from  Constant 
 2016  2015  GAAP  Currency  Rates (2) 
 (in thousands)             
Subscription and Transaction Revenues$52,132  $46,197   13%  3%  16%
Total Revenues 83,084   82,881   0%  5%  5%
                    

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

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Continued)

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA
A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended 
 09/30/16  9/30/15 
        
GAAP Net loss$(10,508) $(4,253)
        
Adjustments:       
Other expense, net 3,935   3,671 
Provision for income taxes 681   611 
Depreciation and amortization 4,087   3,077 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 6,285   7,279 
Stock-based compensation expense 8,199   7,588 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 1,249   110 
Restructuring expenses -   20 
Minimum pension liability adjustments 277   36 
Global ERP system implementation costs 2,491   257 
        
Adjusted EBITDA 16,696   18,396 
        

Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of Revenue
A reconciliation of GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue to adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:

 Three Months Ended 
 09/30/16  9/30/15 
        
GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue  (13%)    (5%) 
        
Adjustments:       
Other expense, net  5%    4% 
Provision for income taxes  1%    1% 
Depreciation and amortization  5%    4% 
Amortization of acquired intangible assets  8%    9% 
Stock-based compensation expense  10%    9% 
Acquisition and integration-related expenses  1%    0% 
Restructuring expenses  0%    0% 
Minimum pension liability adjustments  0%    0% 
Global ERP system implementation costs  3%    0% 
        
Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue  20%    22% 
            

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

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 plans, achieve future growth and profitability, expand margins, increase shareholder value and repurchase shares from time to time under the share repurchase program.  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, 2016 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 Statement of Operations 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
        
 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
 2016  2015 
Revenues:       
Subscriptions and transactions$52,132  $46,197 
Software licenses 2,121   4,115 
Service and maintenance 27,673   30,784 
Other 1,158   1,785 
        
Total revenues 83,084   82,881 
        
Cost of revenues:       
Subscriptions and transactions 23,886   20,734 
Software licenses 128   288 
Service and maintenance 13,285   12,978 
Other 878   1,335 
        
Total cost of revenues 38,177   35,335 
        
Gross profit 44,907   47,546 
        
Operating expenses:       
Sales and marketing 18,875   20,155 
Product development and engineering 12,935   11,260 
General and administrative 12,704   8,823 
Amortization of intangible assets 6,285   7,279 
        
Total operating expenses 50,799   47,517 
        
(Loss) income from operations (5,892)  29 
        
Other expense, net (3,935)  (3,671)
        
Loss before income taxes (9,827)  (3,642)
Income tax provision 681   611 
        
Net loss$(10,508) $(4,253)
        
Basic and diluted net loss per share:$(0.28) $(0.11)
        
Shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share: 37,940   38,004 
        
Core net income (1)$8,387  $9,187 
Diluted core net income per share (2)$0.22  $0.24 
        

1) Core net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 excludes charges for amortization of acquired intangible assets of $6,285 and $7,279, acquisition and integration-related expenses of $1,249 and $110, restructuring expenses of $- and $20, stock-based compensation of $8,199 and $7,588, minimum pension liability adjustments of $277 and $36, global ERP system implementation costs of $2,491 and $257, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes of $3,372 and $3,161 and tax effects on core net income of $2,978 and $5,011. 

2) Shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share were 38,028 and 38,519 for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, 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) 
 September 30,  June 30, 
 2016  2016 
        
ASSETS       
Current assets:       
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$127,888  $132,383 
Accounts receivable 52,689   61,773 
Other current assets 17,130   22,385 
        
Total current assets 197,707   216,541 
        
Property and equipment, net 53,718   51,029 
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 360,470   366,958 
Other assets 16,538   16,682 
        
Total assets$628,433  $651,210 
        
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY       
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable$9,313  $10,218 
Accrued expenses 26,311   27,512 
Deferred revenue 63,616   74,332 
        
Total current liabilities 99,240   112,062 
        
Convertible senior notes 173,229   169,857 
Deferred revenue, non current 19,231   19,086 
Deferred income taxes 21,276   28,147 
Other liabilities 27,710   27,271 
        
Total liabilities 340,686   356,423 
        
Stockholders' equity       
Common stock 42   42 
Additional paid-in-capital 600,022   591,800 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (38,767)  (37,668)
Treasury stock (79,487)  (75,832)
Accumulated deficit (194,063)  (183,555)
        
Total stockholders' equity 287,747   294,787 
        
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$628,433  $651,210 
        

 

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