OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the dominant provider of official eGovernment services, today announced net income of $11.0 million and earnings per share of 17 cents on total revenues of $71.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. In the second quarter of 2013, the Company reported net income of $10.8 million and earnings per share of 16 cents on total revenues of $65.9 million.
Quarterly portal revenues were a record $66.8 million, an 8 percent increase over second quarter 2013. On a same-state basis, portal revenues were $61.4 million in the current quarter, an 8 percent increase over the second quarter of 2013. Same-state, transaction-based revenues from Interactive Government Services (IGS, formerly referred to as non-DMV) rose 8 percent over second quarter 2013, with same-state revenues from driver history records (DHR, formerly referred to as DMV) up 9 percent, driven by DHR price increases in three states and continued transaction volume growth across several states. Same-state portal time & materials revenues rose 1 percent and same-state portal management revenues were up 3 percent for the quarter.
Current quarter revenues from the Company’s newer portals in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Connecticut totaled $2.3 million, $1.2 million, and $1.1 million, respectively. In the prior year quarter, revenues from the Pennsylvania portal were $2.5 million. The Wisconsin portal began generating revenues in the third quarter of 2013, and the Connecticut portal began generating revenues in the current quarter. Revenues from the Virginia state agency partnerships were $0.7 million in the current quarter, while revenues from the legacy Virginia state portal contract in the prior year quarter were $1.6 million. The legacy Arizona state portal contract expired on March 26, 2014, while revenues from this contract in the prior year quarter were $1.1 million.
“Adding a new partner is one of the most exciting times at NIC,” said Harry Herington, NIC Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “In January, it was great to welcome Connecticut as our newest partner. And, this quarter I was pleased to see Connecticut contributing to our solid financial results.”
Portal gross profits were $28.3 million in the current quarter compared to $27.2 million in the prior year quarter. NIC’s portal gross profit percentage was 42 percent in the current quarter, down from 44 percent in the prior year quarter, due mainly to lower gross profits from the Texas portal and from the expiration of the legacy Virginia and Arizona portal contracts.
Software & services revenues were $4.3 million in the current quarter, up 13 percent from the second quarter of 2013, driven in part by an increase in revenues from the federal Pre-employment Screening Program. As a result, software & services gross profits increased 18 percent from the prior year quarter to $3.1 million.
“Given our positive trajectory through the first half of 2014, we are currently on pace to comfortably meet or exceed the high end of our previously issued total revenue and earnings estimates for the year,” said Steve Kovzan, NIC’s Chief Financial Officer.
NIC subsidiaries recently won competitive bids for new, long-term contracts with several current government partners. The state of Iowa signed a two-year contract with Iowa Interactive, LLC to continue providing self-funded eGovernment services. The contract also includes renewals that the state can exercise to extend the contract through June 2020. Rhode Island Interactive, LLC signed a new contract with the state of Rhode Island. The new agreement includes a three-year base contract and renewal opportunities that could extend the contract to July 2019. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) signed a new contract with New Mexico Interactive, LLC. The two-year contract includes renewal options that the MVD can exercise to extend the contract through June 2018. And, South Carolina Interactive, LLC was awarded a new five-year contract by the state of South Carolina that includes renewal options that the state can exercise to extend the contract through July 2021.
Kansas Information Consortium, Inc. was also awarded a new, long-term contract by the state of Kansas, ahead of its contract expiration date. The portal was awarded a new seven-year contract, which includes renewal options.
In addition to signing new long-term contracts, two NIC subsidiaries received contract extensions. Kentucky Interactive, LLC received a one-year contract extension from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Indiana Interactive, LLC received a two-year contract extension from the state of Indiana.
Second Quarter Earnings Call and Webcast Details
On the call, the Company will discuss its 2014 second quarter, and answer questions from the investment community. The call may also include discussion of Company developments, and forward-looking and other material information about business and financial matters.
|Thursday, August 7, 2014|
|4:30 p.m. (EDT)|
|Call bridge:||888-539-3612 (U.S. callers) or 719-325-2494 (international callers)|
|Call leaders:||Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board|
|Steve Kovzan, Chief Financial Officer|
|Robert Knapp, Chief Operating Officer|
To sign in and listen: The Webcast system is available at http://www.egov.com/investors.
A replay of the Webcast will be available until 11 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 6, 2015, by visiting http://www.egov.com/investors.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the Company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Any statements contained in this release that do not relate to historical or current facts constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include statements regarding the Company’s potential financial performance for the current fiscal year, statements regarding the planned implementation of new portal contracts and projects under existing portal contracts, and statements regarding continued implementation of NIC’s business model and its development of new products and services. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These include, among others, NIC’s ability to successfully integrate into its operations recently awarded eGovernment contracts; NIC's ability to implement its new portal contracts and new projects in a timely and cost-effective manner; NIC’s ability to successfully increase the adoption and use of eGovernment services; the possibility of reductions in fees or revenues as a result of budget deficits, government shutdowns or changes in government policy; the success of the Company in renewing existing contracts and in signing contracts with new states and federal government agencies; continued favorable government legislation; NIC’s ability to develop new services; existing states and agencies adopting those new services; acceptance of eGovernment services by businesses and citizens; competition; the possibility of security breaches through cyber attacks and any resulting liability; and general economic conditions and the other important cautionary statements and risk factors described in NIC's 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2014. Any forward-looking statements made in this release speak only as of the date of this release. NIC does not intend to update these forward-looking statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any circumstances.
|Thousands except per share amounts and percentages|
|Three months ended||Six months ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Software & services revenues||4,346||3,844||8,261||7,026|
|Cost of portal revenues, exclusive of depreciation & amortization||38,533||34,899||74,930||67,661|
Cost of software & services revenues, exclusive of depreciation & amortization
|Selling & administrative||10,864||10,058||21,165||19,667|
|Depreciation & amortization||2,277||2,049||4,527||4,076|
|Total operating expenses||52,888||48,195||102,796||93,696|
|Other expense, net||(24||)||(2||)||(128||)||(21||)|
|Income before income taxes||18,243||17,741||33,628||33,445|
|Income tax provision||7,213||6,933||13,223||12,681|
|Basic net income per share||$||0.17||$||0.16||$||0.31||$||0.32|
|Diluted net income per share||$||0.17||$||0.16||$||0.31||$||0.32|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Key Financial Metrics:|
|Revenue growth - outsourced portals||8||%||27||%||7||%||27||%|
|Same state revenue growth - outsourced portals||8||%||19||%||7||%||18||%|
|Recurring portal revenue as a % of total portal revenues||95||%||94||%||95||%||95||%|
|Gross profit % - outsourced portals||42||%||44||%||42||%||44||%|
|Revenue growth - software & services||13||%||31||%||18||%||18||%|
|Gross profit % - software & services||72||%||69||%||74||%||67||%|
|Selling & administrative expenses as a % of total revenues||15||%||15||%||16||%||15||%|
|Operating income as a % of total revenue||26||%||27||%||25||%||26||%|
|Portal Revenue Analysis:|
|IGS transaction-based (formerly, Non-DMV)||$||36,684||$||34,005||$||69,053||$||64,175|
|DMV transaction-based (formerly, DMV)||25,017||22,030||48,493||44,792|
|Portal software development||3,288||3,494||6,315||6,039|
|Total portal revenues||$||66,809||$||62,094||$||128,291||$||120,136|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Thousands except par value amount|
|June 30, 2014||December 31, 2013|
|Cash restricted for payment of dividend||-||22,982|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||61,211||52,818|
|Deferred income taxes, net||1,028||1,038|
|Prepaid expenses & other current assets||10,558||11,569|
|Total current assets||168,455||162,652|
|Property and equipment, net||13,674||15,167|
|Intangible assets, net||2,062||1,864|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Other current liabilities||450||348|
|Total current liabilities||64,651||83,264|
|Deferred income taxes, net||2,287||2,432|
|Other long-term liabilities||2,754||2,341|
|Commitments and contingencies||-||-|
Common stock, $0.0001 par, 200,000 shares authorized, 65,260 and 64,993 shares issued and outstanding
|Additional paid-in capital||90,887||88,397|
|Total stockholders' equity||114,831||91,936|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||184,523||$||179,973|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Balance, January 1, 2014||64,993||$ 6||$ 88,397||$ 3,533||$ 91,936|
|Restricted stock vestings||294||-||73||-||73|
Dividend equivalents cancelled upon forfeiture of performance-based restricted stock awards
Shares surrendered and cancelled upon vesting of restricted stock to satisfy tax withholdings
|Tax deductions relating to stock-based compensation||-||-||897||-||897|
Shares issuable in lieu of dividend payments on unvested performance-based restricted stock awards
|Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan||68||-||1,107||-||1,107|
|Balance, June 30, 2014||65,260||$ 6||$ 90,887||$ 23,938||$ 114,831|
|CASH FLOW SUMMARY|
|Three months ended||Six months ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation & amortization||2,277||2,049||4,527||4,076|
|Stock-based compensation expense||1,414||1,199||2,414||2,077|
|Deferred income taxes||(818||)||(282||)||(1,494||)||(820||)|
|Loss on disposal of property and equipment||24||2||128||21|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|(Increase) decrease in trade accounts receivable, net||404||(3,666||)||(8,393||)||(14,349||)|
|Decrease in prepaid expenses & other current assets||129||1,973||2,370||3,133|
|(Increase) in other assets||(8||)||(1||)||(42||)||(2||)|
|Increase (decrease) in accounts payable||(1,282||)||3,718||6,705||4,556|
|Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses||2,811||1,229||(4,416||)||(1,672||)|
|Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities||(313||)||1,165||102||1,180|
|Increase in other long-term liabilities||252||229||413||714|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||15,919||18,422||22,719||19,678|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(1,734||)||(1,256||)||(2,653||)||(2,258||)|
|Capitalized internal use software development costs||(332||)||(350||)||(657||)||(730||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(2,066||)||(1,606||)||(3,310||)||(2,988||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from employee common stock purchases||-||-||1,107||904|
|Tax deductions related to stock-based compensation||207||155||897||736|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||207||155||2,004||1,640|
|Net increase in cash||14,060||16,971||21,413||18,330|
|Cash, beginning of period||81,598||63,717||74,245||62,358|
|Cash, end of period||$||95,658||$||80,688||$||95,658||$||80,688|
|Other cash flow information:|
|Non-cash investing activities:|
|Capital expenditures accrued but not yet paid||$||50||$||86||$||50||$||86|
|Income taxes paid||$||7,305||$||3,193||$||13,837||$||6,194|
|Cash dividends on common stock previously restricted for payment of dividend||$||-||$||-||$||22,982||$||-|