NetSol Technologies Reports Record Fiscal Second-Quarter Revenue

Second-Quarter Revenue Increases 37% to $11.8 Million; Net Income Advances to $2.2 Million, or $0.28 per Diluted Share

EBITDA Rises to $3.7 Million, or $0.47 per Diluted Share

CALABASAS, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK), a worldwide provider of global IT and enterprise application solutions, today reported sharply improved financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Total revenue for the second quarter rose to $11.8 million, the highest second quarter in the company's history. This compares with $8.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012.

Second-quarter license revenue increased to $3.5 million from $2.0 million in the comparable period in fiscal 2012. Maintenance revenue improved to $2.7 million from $2.1 million, as a result of select price increases, bringing certain customers up to market. Service revenue grew to $5.6 million from $4.4 million in the same period last fiscal year, primarily as a result of an increase in customization and enhancement of the company's NFS solution for Asia-based clients.

"Our financial performance demonstrates that the strategic initiatives we put in place to bring NetSol to its next stage of growth are well underway, evidenced by two consecutive record setting quarters and a record 2012 fiscal year," said Najeeb Ghauri, CEO of NetSol. "With favorable trends and brand recognition in Asia, especially in China, combined with marketing efforts for new products in the U.S. and across the world, we are well positioned for continued growth."

Click here to watch a video of Najeeb discussing the quarter and the trends that are driving NetSol's growth or visit http://bit.ly/NetSol-2Q2013-Earnings .

Total operating expenses for the fiscal 2013 second quarter amounted to $3.8 million, sequentially equal to the first quarter, although up from $3.5 million in the fiscal 2012 second quarter. The increase is related to hiring of new sales and marketing staff both at Vroozi and the NFS division, and a larger headcount as a result of the VLS acquisition.

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