Agilysys’ Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Revenue Increases 13% to $29.6 Million Inclusive of 35% Year over Year Increase in Subscription Revenue

Revenue in First Half of Fiscal 2016 Improves 14% to $57.1 Million, Including a 29% Increase in Subscription Revenue

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--()--Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today reported operating results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter.

Summary of Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results

  • Total net revenue was $29.6 million, compared to total net revenue of $26.3 million in the comparable prior-year period.
  • Recurring revenues (which are comprised of support, maintenance and subscription services) were $14.7 million, or 50% of total net revenue, compared to $13.8 million, or 52% of total net revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2015. SaaS revenues for the second quarter increased 35% year over year and comprised 18% of total recurring revenues, compared to 14% of total recurring revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Gross margin was 59.3% in the fiscal 2016 second quarter, compared to 63.3% in the prior-year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $1.5 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $1.6 million in the same period last year (see reconciliation below).
  • Net loss in the fiscal 2016 second quarter was $(0.4) million, or $(0.02) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(1.1) million, or $(0.05) per diluted share, in the prior-year period.

James Dennedy, President and CEO of Agilysys, commented, “Our strong second quarter results include favorable comparisons across many aspects of our business, including another quarter of double-digit growth in new customers, a 35% year-over-year increase in subscription revenue, market share gains and increased sales of rGuest platform based solutions. We are also achieving progress in managing cash flow as reflected in the approximately 30% year-over-year improvement in adjusted EBITDA for the first half of fiscal 2016.

“The positive results in the second quarter and year to date reflect the value of our subscription and licensed solutions as well as our commitment to customer success. In the first half of fiscal 2016 more than 150 existing customers purchased rGuest platform solutions and we secured agreements with 75 new customers, half of which were for our subscription solutions. We continue to grow the overall sales of our rGuest platform, which represented 4% of our fiscal 2016 revenue, and in particular have achieved notable success with rGuest Pay with nearly 200 agreements year to date. Along with our progress in bringing our rGuest platform based solutions to market, we are also benefiting from continued demand for our traditional solutions, both licensed and subscription delivery, and from increased market share gains. The progress we have made in the first half of fiscal 2016 and our visibility for continued growth over the balance of the year is reflected in our raised outlook for full year revenue and adjusted EBITDA growth.”

Summary of Fiscal 2016 Six Months Financial Results

  • Total net revenue was $57.1 million, compared to total net revenue of $50.1 million in the comparable prior-year period.
  • Recurring revenues (which are comprised of support, maintenance and subscription services) were $29.6 million, or 52% of total net revenue, compared to $27.6 million, or 55% of total net revenue, in the first six months of fiscal 2015. SaaS revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2016 increased 29% year over year and comprised 17% of total recurring revenues, compared to 14% of total recurring revenues in the first six months of fiscal 2015.
  • Gross margin was 59.5% in the first six months of fiscal 2016, compared to 62.6% in the comparable year-ago period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $2.7 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.1 million in the same period last year (see reconciliation below).
  • Net loss in the first six months of fiscal 2016 was $(0.6) million, or $(0.02) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(3.4) million, or $(0.15) per diluted share, in the first six months of fiscal 2015.

Raises Fiscal 2016 Outlook

Agilysys today provided an update to its forecast for fiscal 2016 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) originally provided on August 5, 2015. The outlook for fiscal 2016 now contemplates:

  • Full-year revenue of $110 - $112 million, which compares to the prior expectation for full year revenue of $106-$108 million and to fiscal 2015 revenue of $103.5 million.
  • An increase in the outlook for year-over-year growth in adjusted EBITDA. Based on the results of the first six months of fiscal 2016 and the outlook for the second half of the year, the Company now expects adjusted EBITDA to more than double year over year, compared to 2015 adjusted EBITDA of $1.2 million.
  • The Company continues to expect that gross margin for fiscal 2016 will be consistent with full year fiscal 2015 levels in the high 50% range.

Janine Seebeck, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “The solid 14% revenue growth achieved in the first six months of fiscal 2016 combined with improved working capital management is enabling the Company to better optimize operating cash flows. This is reflected in our ability to generate positive adjusted cash from operating activities in the first half of the year. Reflecting the improved performance of the business in the first half of the year, our expectation for continued growth in high-margin subscription revenues, as well as additional on premise business, we are again raising our full-year revenue guidance. In addition, with the solid first half revenue performance and a continued focus on prudent management of operating expenses, we now expect adjusted EBITDA for the full year will increase significantly compared to fiscal 2015. Finally, with approximately $62 million in cash and cash equivalents at quarter end, we continue to have a healthy balance sheet that we are leveraging to develop new products and bring them to market. As a result of the success we are having with working capital discipline we now expect to end fiscal 2016 with more than $55 million in cash and cash equivalents, which compares favorably to our prior expectation of more than $50 million, and we continue to expect that we will generate positive free cash flow in fiscal 2017.”

2016 Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast

Agilysys is hosting a conference call and webcast today November 4, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Both the call and the webcast are open to the public. The conference call number is 224-357-2393 (domestic or international); and the conference ID number is 57761489. Please call five minutes prior to the presentation to ensure that you are connected.

Interested parties may also access the conference call live on the Internet at Agilysys Events & Presentations. Approximately, two hours after the call has concluded, an archived version of the webcast will be available for replay at the same location.

Forward-Looking Language

This press release and other publicly available documents, including the documents incorporated herein and therein by reference, contain, and our officers and representatives may from time to time make, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar references to future periods, and include the statements under the heading “Raises Fiscal 2016 Outlook.” These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, intentions or beliefs and are subject to a number of factors, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences or that might otherwise impact the business include the risk factors set forth in Item 1A of the company’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. Copies are available from the SEC or the Agilysys website. We undertake no obligation to update any such factor or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP in this press release, certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the SEC rules are used. These non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted cash flow from operations and adjusted EBITDA. Management believes that such information can enhance investors' understanding of the company's ongoing operations. See the accompanying tables below for reconciliations of adjusted cash flow from operations and adjusted EBITDA to the comparable GAAP measures.

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading technology company that provides innovative point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management and mobile and wireless solutions and services to the hospitality industry. The company's solutions and services allow property managers to better connect, interact and transact with their customers by streamlining operations, improving efficiency, increasing guest recruitment and wallet share, and enhancing the guest experience. Agilysys serves four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare. A significant portion of the company's consolidated revenue is derived from contract support, maintenance and subscription services. Agilysys operates throughout North America, Europe and Asia, with corporate services located in Alpharetta, GA, and offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

 

AGILYSYS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
(In thousands, except per share data)   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2015   2014 2015   2014
 
Net revenue:
Products $ 9,943 $ 7,649 $ 18,754 $ 13,701
Support, maintenance and subscription services 14,665 13,775 29,564 27,594
Professional services   5,036   4,894   8,817   8,769
Total net revenue 29,644 26,318 57,135 50,064
Cost of goods sold:
Products 5,122 3,502 10,044 7,001
Support, maintenance and subscription services 3,842 2,961 7,337 6,091
Professional services   3,089   3,186   5,765   5,629
Total cost of goods sold   12,053   9,649   23,146   18,721
Gross profit 17,591 16,669 33,989 31,343
Gross profit margin 59.3% 63.3% 59.5% 62.6%
Operating expenses:
Product development 6,784 6,191 13,052 12,056
Sales and marketing 5,315 3,825 9,775 7,710
General and administrative 5,202 6,079 10,380 11,196
Depreciation of fixed assets 541 532 1,059 1,146
Amortization of intangibles 318 594 616 2,377
Restructuring, severance and other charges (15) 448 (62) 818
Asset write-offs and other fair value adjustments (175) - (175) -
Legal settlements   -   54   -   203
Operating loss (379) (1,054) (656) (4,163)
Other (income) expense:
Interest income (4) (21) (48) (74)
Interest expense 5 14 13 27
Other expense (income), net   9   (1)   (23)   (46)
Loss before taxes (389) (1,046) (598) (4,070)
Income tax (benefit) expense   (19)   81   (44)   (714)
Net loss $ (370) $ (1,127) $ (554) $ (3,356)
 
Weighted average shares outstanding   22,476   22,340   22,472   22,332
 
Loss per share - basic and diluted:        
Loss per share $ (0.02) $ (0.05) $ (0.02) $ (0.15)
 
 

AGILYSYS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)

 
(In thousands, except share data)   September 30,   March 31,
2015 2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 62,101 $ 75,067
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $762 and $888, respectively 17,034 25,481
Inventories 1,219 641
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   3,706   3,828
Total current assets 84,060 105,017
Property and equipment, net 13,777 11,929
Goodwill 19,622 19,622
Intangible assets, net 8,922 9,006
Software development costs, net 38,472 31,818
Other non-current assets   4,382   4,133
Total assets $ 169,235 $ 181,525
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 8,514 $ 16,586
Deferred revenue 18,109 23,881
Accrued liabilities 10,035 10,001
Capital lease obligations, current   139   142
Total current liabilities 36,797 50,610
Deferred income taxes, non-current 3,129 3,053
Capital lease obligations, non-current 31 47
Other non-current liabilities 4,290 3,627
Shareholders' equity:

Common shares, without par value, at $0.30 stated value; 80,000,000 shares authorized;
31,606,831 shares issued; and 22,944,100 and 22,789,355 shares outstanding at
September 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively

9,482 9,482
Treasury shares, 8,662,731 and 8,817,477 at September 30, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively (2,599) (2,646)
Capital in excess of stated value (9,349) (10,675)
Retained earnings 127,624 128,178
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (170)   (151)
Total shareholders' equity   124,988   124,188

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$ 169,235 $ 181,525
 
 

AGILYSYS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)

 
  Six Months Ended
(In thousands) September 30,
2015   2014
Operating activities
Net loss $ (554) $ (3,356)
Adjustments to reconcile loss from operations to net cash used in operating activities
Restructuring, severance and other charges (62) 818
Payments for restructuring, severance and other charges (381) (823)
Asset write-offs and other fair value adjustments (175) -
Legal settlements - 203
Payments for legal settlements - (1,714)
Depreciation 1,059 1,146
Amortization 1,127 2,987
Deferred income taxes 76 -
Share-based compensation 1,400 1,067
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 8,398 104
Inventories (583) (237)
Prepaid expense 119 400
Accounts payable (7,110) (1,432)
Deferred revenue (5,748) (5,503)
Accrued liabilities 2,582 (2,255)
Income taxes payable (59) (892)
Other changes, net   (313)   (17)
Net cash used in operating activities   (224)   (9,504)
 
Investing activities
Capitalized software development costs (9,931) (7,974)
Capital expenditures (2,280) (3,036)
Additional (investments in) proceeds from corporate-owned life insurance policies (21) 1,969
Investments in marketable securities - (10,240)
Cash paid for acquisition, net - (3,750)
Proceeds from sale of business units - 282
Return of investment in marketable securities   -   119
Net cash used in investing activities   (12,232)   (22,630)
 
Financing activities
Repurchase of common shares to satisfy employee tax withholding (435) (373)
Exercise of employee stock options - 102
Principal payments under long-term obligations   (20)   (23)
Net cash used in financing activities   (455)   (294)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (55)   30
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (12,966) (32,398)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   75,067   99,566
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 62,101 $ 67,168
 
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NON-CASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Accrued capital expenditures $ 369 $ 148
Accrued capitalized software development costs 938 3,764
Leasehold improvements acquired under operating lease arrangement 997 -
 
 

AGILYSYS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET LOSS
(UNAUDITED)

 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
(In thousands) September 30, September 30,
2015   2014 2015   2014
 
 
Net loss $ (370) $ (1,127) $ (554) $ (3,356)
Income tax (benefit) expense   (19)   81   (44)   (714)
Loss before taxes (389) (1,046) (598) (4,070)
Depreciation of fixed assets 541 532 1,059 1,146
Amortization of intangibles 318 594 616 2,377
Amortization of developed technology 255 321 511 610
Interest (income) expense   1   (7)   (35)   (47)
EBITDA (b) 726 394 1,553 16
Share-based compensation 996 702 1,400 1,067
Restructuring, severance and other charges (15) 448 (62) 818
Asset write-offs and other fair value adjustments (175) - (175) -
Other non-operating expense (income) 9 (1) (23) (46)
Legal settlements   -   54   -   203
Adjusted EBITDA (a) $ 1,541 $ 1,597 $ 2,693 $ 2,058
 

(a) Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as income before income taxes, interest expense (net of interest income), depreciation and amortization (including amortization of developed technology), and excluding charges relating to i) legal settlements,

ii) restructuring, severance, and other charges, iii) asset write-offs and other fair value adjustments, iv) share-based compensation, and
v) other non-operating (income) expense
 
(b) EBITDA is defined as net income before income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization
 
 

AGILYSYS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING CASH FLOWS TO
ADJUSTED CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
      Six Months Ended
(In thousands) September 30,
2015   2014
Operating activities:
Net cash used in operating activities $ (224) $ (9,504)
Non-recurring cash items:
Payments for restructuring, severance and other charges 381 823
Payments for legal settlements   -   1,714
Adjusted cash provided by (used in) operating activities (a) $ 157 $ (6,967)
 
(a) Non-GAAP financial measure
 

Contacts

Investors:
Agilysys, Inc.
Janine Seebeck, 770-810-7800
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@agilysys.com
or
JCIR
Richard Land, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
212-835-8500
agys@jcir.com

Contacts

Investors:
Agilysys, Inc.
Janine Seebeck, 770-810-7800
Chief Financial Officer
investorrelations@agilysys.com
or
JCIR
Richard Land, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
212-835-8500
agys@jcir.com