NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the premier provider of eGovernment services, today announced net income of $8.6 million and earnings per share of 13 cents on total revenues of $57.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. Operating income was $12.4 million for the current quarter, up 29 percent from the prior year quarter. In fourth quarter 2011, the company reported net income of $5.5 million and earnings per share of 8 cents on total revenues of $45.1 million.
Fourth Quarter 2012 Performance
Fourth quarter 2012 portal revenues were $54.4 million, a 29 percent increase over fourth quarter 2011. On a same state basis, portal revenues were up 24 percent in the current quarter. Same state transaction-based revenues from non-driver record (non-DMV) services rose 43 percent over fourth quarter 2011 primarily due to strong performance from a full quarter of revenues from the Texas motor vehicle inspection service, the first service launched as part of the DPS Direct suite of services in September 2012, and from increased adoption of several business and citizen-related services in New Jersey. Same state DMV revenues increased 1 percent, while same state time & materials revenues relating to portal software development rose 18 percent.
“eGovernment is about using all of the technology channels available in order to conduct business with government securely and efficiently, whether through a mobile app, online, or an over-the-counter service,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Once again this quarter, we demonstrated that our focus on developing these services is a main driver of our Company’s growth.”
Current quarter revenues from the Maryland portal, which began generating revenues in May 2012, were $1.3 million, while revenues from the Oregon portal, which began generating revenues in June 2012, were $0.8 million. Current quarter cost of portal revenues included approximately $1.7 million in costs from these portals. Cost of portal revenues in the prior year quarter included approximately $0.5 million of portal related start-up costs for these portals.