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Bottomline Technologies Reports First Quarter Results

Stocks in this article: EPAY

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Revenues for the first quarter were $61.7 million, an increase of $9.2 million, or 18%, from the first quarter of last year. Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s banking, legal spend management and Paymode-X ® cloud-based applications, increased 62% from the first quarter of last year to $28.5 million.

Gross margin for the first quarter was $33.2 million, an increase of $4.0 million from the first quarter of last year. Net income for the first quarter was $0.02 million, or net income per share of $0.00.

Core net income for the first quarter was $10.5 million. Core net income excludes acquisition-related expenses, including amortization of intangible assets, of $6.0 million, restructuring expenses of $0.3 million and equity-based compensation of $4.2 million. Core earnings per share was $0.30.

“We had an outstanding quarter with financial results well ahead of our expectations and significant advancement of our strategic plan,” said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. “Our priority remains growing our cloud-based offerings. We are investing in innovation to extend Bottomline’s leadership position, confident the investments we are making will drive future predictable and profitable revenue growth for Bottomline. The first quarter results were a strong start to the fiscal year and we believe we are well positioned to drive continued growth and increased shareholder value through the remainder of the year.”

First Quarter Customer Highlights

  • Announced that Paymode-X, Bottomline’s business-to-business settlement network, has surpassed 200,000 vendors.
  • Chosen by or expanded relationships with seven leading companies, including Ameriprise Financial, Inc., California FAIR Plan Property Insurance, CCMSI - Certain Underwriters At Lloyds London, EP Energy, Macerich Management Company, Security First Insurance Co. and Utica First Insurance Company, to provide Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.
  • Announced an expanded relationship with Lloyds Bank in the UK to provide secure, reliable connectivity to Lloyds Bank’s infrastructure, allowing Lloyds’ corporate customers to streamline their payments management and optimize working capital.
  • Announced a partnership with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) to launch ANZ-Transactive Mobile, a mobile corporate banking solution that allows ANZ corporate clients to gain greater visibility and control of their cash management activities while on the go.
  • Leading organizations, such as Deere & Company, Garden City Group, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Marriott International, National Steel & Shipbuilding, Paypoint Network Ltd., Raymond James, Shawbrook Bank Ltd., the State of Oklahoma, Sun Life Financial, Tata Steel UK Ltd., Texas Municipal League and Travelex Global Business Payments, chose Bottomline’s payment automation solutions.
  • Selected for Bottomline’s leading SWIFT Access Service by customers such as Aon plc, Bank of Cyprus UK Limited, Honda Motor Europe Ltd., Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services PLC and Vocalink Ltd.
  • Signed new customers and deepened existing relationships in the healthcare vertical with customers such as Adventist Health, Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Catholic Healthcare Initiatives, Community Medical Center, Inc., Middlesex Hospital, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare and Shepherd Center, Inc.

First Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • WebSeries ®, Bottomline’s industry-leading cash management solution for advanced payment and reporting, was named a ‘best-in-class’ in all three categories of the CEB TowerGroup 2012 Payables Automation Technology Analysis.
  • Completed the acquisition of Albany Software Ltd., one of the UK’s leading BACS solution providers.
  • Delivered the latest commercial banking release, Business Banking 5.0, to over 360 of our financial institution customers. This release features a fully updated user interface that will enhance the user experience Bottomline’s customers provide to their business 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 and core earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain items, specifically amortization of intangible assets, impairment losses on equity investments, equity-based compensation, acquisition-related expenses (including acquisition-related earn-outs) and restructuring related costs. Acquisition-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other 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 charges we incur as a direct result of our acquisition and integration efforts. 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 in respect of 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. A reconciliation of the GAAP results to the non-GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

       
Three Months Ended

September 30,

    (in thousands)
          2012               2011
GAAP net income $     18         $     1,741
Amortization of intangible assets 4,312 3,884
Equity-based compensation 4,207 3,165
Acquisition-related expenses 1,715 124
Restructuring expenses           296               27
Core net income     $     10,548         $     8,941
 

About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) provides cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The company’s solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving payments, invoicing, global cash management, supply chain finance and transactional documents. Organizations trust Bottomline to meet their needs for cost reduction, competitive differentiation and optimization of working capital. 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, WebSeries and the BT logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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