– Conference Call Scheduled for Today at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) –
CALABASAS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK), a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider to the Asset Finance and Leasing industry, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.
Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Total net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 were $19.1 million, an increase of 24% from the prior year period.
Gross profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 more than doubled to $10.3 million, or 53.9% of net revenues, from $5.0 million, or 32.2% of net revenues, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.
GAAP net income attributable to NetSol for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 improved to $2.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $0.7 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.
Adjusted EBITDA1 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was $4.1 million, representing Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.38, compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 million, or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.18, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, NetSol has revised its calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to exclude the portion of Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to its subsidiaries that have a minority interest. The company believes this supplemental disclosure provides additional insights to measure the operational performance of its business.
Fiscal 2016 Full Year Financial Results
Total net revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 were a record $64.6 million, representing an increase of 26% from fiscal year 2015.
Gross profit for fiscal year 2016 increased to $30.8 million, or 47.7% of net revenues, from $17.5 million, or 34.2% of net revenues, for fiscal year 2015.
GAAP net income attributable to NetSol for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 improved to $3.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $5.5 million, or $(0.57) per diluted share, for fiscal year 2015.
Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 more than tripled to $10.1 million, representing Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.96, from $3.3 million, or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share of $0.34, for fiscal year 2015.
At June 30, 2016, cash and cash equivalents were $11.6 million, compared with $14.2 million at June 30, 2015.
The company purchased 1,374,000 shares of NetSol PK common stock for $767,397 during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, resulting in an increase in ownership to 67%.
“We ended fiscal year 2016 on a high note, generating record revenue for the fourth quarter and full-year and exceeding our guidance for both revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. Our results demonstrate solid demand for our solutions and the continued execution of our growth strategy,” said Najeeb Ghauri, CEO of NetSol. “Looking to fiscal 2017, we see meaningful opportunity to continue to grow and scale our client base, and will continue to make additional investments across our business to expand our share in all our markets.”
Naeem Ghauri, President and Head of Global Sales, said, “Continued strong demand in the market, and the investments we have made in our solutions, our services capabilities and in our global team, have contributed to solid growth in our pipeline of new business opportunities compared to the prior year. The momentum we are seeing in our pipeline across all our markets, combined with our current backlog of business including the $100 million-plus NFS Ascent implementation, gives us confidence in our growth prospects for fiscal 2017.”
Fiscal 2017 Financial Outlook
The Company’s financial outlook for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 is as follows:
Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Conference Call
|When:||Thursday September 15, 2016|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. Eastern Time|
|Note:||Once connected, please ask to be joined into the NetSol Technologies call.|
A replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international); the replay access code is 10091540. The replay will be available through Thursday, September 22, 2016.
A live webcast will be available online within the investor relations section of NetSol’s website at http://www.netsoltech.com. A replay of the webcast will be available one hour following conclusion of the live call, and will be archived for one year.
1 The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable financial measure based upon GAAP, as well as a further explanation of adjusted EBITDA, is included in the financial tables in Schedule 4 of this press release.
About NetSol Technologies
NetSol Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global leasing and financing industry. The Company’s suite of applications are backed by 40 years of domain expertise and supported by a committed team of 1,500+ professionals placed in eight strategically located support and delivery centers throughout the world. NFSTM, LeasePakTM, LeaseSoft or NFS AscentTM – help companies transform their Finance and Leasing operations, providing a fully automated asset-based finance solution covering the complete leasing and finance lifecycle.
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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking in nature, including, but not limited to, expected net revenue and adjusted EPS amounts for the full fiscal year and the growing market need for NFS Ascent, and accordingly, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words “expects,” “anticipates,” variations of such words, and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect the Company’s actual results include the progress and costs of the development of products and services and the timing of the market acceptance. The subject Companies expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the company’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based.
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Schedule 1: Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|As of June 30,||As of June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||11,557,527||$||14,168,957|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $492,498 and $524,565||9,691,229||6,480,344|
|Accounts receivable, net – related party||5,691,178||3,491,899|
|Revenues in excess of billings||10,493,096||5,251,005|
|Revenues in excess of billings – related party||804,168||16,270|
|Other current assets||2,214,628||1,871,040|
|Total current assets||40,451,826||31,279,515|
|Long term investment|
|Property and equipment, net||22,774,435||25,119,634|
|Intangible assets, net||19,674,033||22,815,467|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$||5,962,770||$||5,952,561|
|Current portion of loans and obligations under capitalized leases||4,440,084||3,896,353|
|Common stock to be issued||88,324||88,324|
|Total current liabilities||15,230,392||14,834,565|
|Long term loans and obligations under capitalized leases; less current maturities||477,692||487,492|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized;||–||–|
|Common stock, $.01 par value; 14,500,000 shares authorized;|
|10,713,372 shares issued and 10,686,093 outstanding as of June 30, 2016 and|
|10,307,826 shares issued and 10,280,547 outstanding as of June 30, 2015||107,134||103,078|
|Treasury stock (27,279 shares)||(415,425||)||(415,425||)|
|Stock subscription receivable||(783,172||)||(1,204,603||)|
|Other comprehensive loss||(18,730,494||)||(17,167,100||)|
|Total NetSol stockholders’ equity||64,303,629||59,799,636|
|Total stockholders’ equity||77,641,331||73,640,277|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||93,349,415||$||88,962,334|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Schedule 2: Consolidated Statement of Operations|
|For the Three Months||For the Year|
|Ended June 30,||Ended June 30,|
|License fees – related party||1,131,494||–||1,616,138||–|
|Maintenance fees – related party||147,363||158,428||365,772||395,951|
|Services – related party||3,239,592||2,397,951||10,617,022||7,299,743|
|Total net revenues||19,079,493||15,394,908||64,550,193||51,048,578|
|Cost of revenues:|
|Salaries and consultants||5,853,138||6,117,504||21,789,329||19,859,684|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,507,573||2,822,045||5,926,969||8,336,857|
|Total cost of revenues||8,791,539||10,432,585||33,748,607||33,591,512|
|Selling and marketing||2,226,227||1,673,064||7,823,916||6,092,530|
|Depreciation and amortization||327,152||437,054||1,225,170||2,006,957|
|General and administrative||4,573,172||3,055,345||14,965,016||14,208,493|
|Research and development cost||123,666||84,152||485,783||314,892|
|Total operating expenses||7,250,217||5,249,615||24,499,885||22,622,872|
|Income (loss) from operations||3,037,737||(287,292||)||6,301,701||(5,165,806||)|
|Other income and (expenses)|
|Gain (loss) on sale of assets||23,288||9,501||23,930||(64,598||)|
|Loss on foreign currency exchange transactions||(502,867||)||135,937||(738,158||)||(453,770||)|
|Total other income (expenses)||(478,306||)||272,789||(592,014||)||330,132|
|Net income (loss) before income taxes||2,559,431||(14,503||)||5,709,687||(4,835,674||)|
|Income tax provision||(197,839||)||(178,341||)||(652,546||)||(413,498||)|
|Net income (loss)||2,361,592||(192,844||)||5,057,141||(5,249,172||)|
|Net income (loss) attributable to NetSol||$||2,089,245||$||(707,378||)||$||3,402,761||$||(5,548,818||)|
|Net loss per share:|
|Net income (loss) per common share|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Schedule 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows|
|For the Year|
|Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$||5,057,141||$||(5,249,172||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)|
|to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||7,152,139||10,343,814|
|Provision for bad debts||237,703||(434,928||)|
|(Gain) loss on sale of assets||(23,930||)||64,598|
|Stock issued for services||1,264,618||1,375,149|
|Fair market value of warrants and stock options granted||268,591||622,488|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable – related party||(2,564,819||)||(1,179,931||)|
|Revenues in excess of billing||(4,987,772||)||(2,997,449||)|
|Revenues in excess of billing – related party||(884,738||)||(16,281||)|
|Other current assets||(729,359||)||580,618|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||558,033||726,700|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||1,659,036||5,078,282|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(3,335,921||)||(3,558,712||)|
|Sales of property and equipment||986,433||1,102,615|
|Purchase of subsidiary shares from open market||(767,397||)||(577,222||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(3,672,441||)||(3,033,319||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from sale of common stock||64,931||2,294,599|
|Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and warrants||1,137,480||191,400|
|Proceeds from exercise of subsidiary options||16,744||12,185|
|Dividend paid by subsidiary to Non controlling interest||(1,003,853||)||(806,937||)|
|Proceeds from bank loans||1,333,406||1,410,313|
|Payments on capital lease obligations and loans – net||(950,529||)||(4,079,174||)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||598,179||1,461,230|
|Effect of exchange rate changes||(1,196,204||)||(799,931||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||(2,611,430||)||2,706,262|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period||14,168,957||11,462,695|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||11,557,527||$||14,168,957|
|NetSol Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Schedule 4: Reconciliation to GAAP|
|Three Months||Three Months||Year||Year|
|June 30, 2016||June 30, 2015||June 30, 2016||June 30, 2015|
|Net Income (loss) before preferred dividend, per GAAP||$||2,089,245||$||(707,378||)||$||3,402,761||$||(5,548,818||)|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,834,725||3,259,099||7,152,139||10,343,814|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation||692,800||411,050||1,533,209||1,997,637|
|Adjusted EBITDA, gross||$||5,110,358||$||3,586,675||$||14,497,752||$||7,341,307|
|Less non-controlling interest (a)||(1,007,875||)||(1,721,389||)||(4,356,858||)||(4,008,592||)|
|Adjusted EBITDA, net||$||4,102,483||$||1,865,286||$||10,140,894||$||3,332,715|
|Weighted Average number of shares outstanding|
|Basic adjusted EBITDA||$||0.39||$||0.18||$||0.98||$||0.34|
|Diluted adjusted EBITDA||$||0.38||$||0.18||$||0.96||$||0.34|
|(a)The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest|
|to net income attributable to non-controlling interest is as follows|
|Net Income (loss) applicable to non-controlling interest||$||272,347||$||514,534||$||1,654,380||$||299,646|
|Depreciation and amortization||600,763||1,095,632||2,388,098||3,442,235|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation||51,183||12,136||128,306||135,637|
|Adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest||$||1,007,875||$||1,721,389||$||4,356,858||$||4,008,592|
From time to time, NetSol may refer to Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-based Compensation) and “non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA per diluted share or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share” in its conference calls and discussions with investors and analysts in connection with the company’s reported historical financial results. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent cash flows from operations as defined by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to net income (the most comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA). Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA per diluted share or Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to reported GAAP diluted EPS. The reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for the three and twelve month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 are included in the above table. NetSol’s management believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA per diluted share are helpful as an indicator of the current financial performance of the company. NetSol also adjusts for non-cash items, such as stock-based compensation as we believe excluding these costs provide a useful metric by which to compare performance from period to period. Management strongly encourages investors to review the company’s consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure in evaluating the company.