Quality Systems, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Company Ends Fiscal Year Posting Double-digit Revenue Growth

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) announced today results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2015.

Revenues for the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter reached $128.4 million, an increase of 11 percent versus $115.2 million reported for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter. Net income for the 2015 fourth quarter was $10.7 million, increasing 107 percent when compared with $5.2 million in the 2014 fourth quarter.

On a GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share was $0.18 in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter compared with $0.09 for the same period a year ago. On a non-GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share for the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter was $0.21 versus $0.12 reported in the fourth quarter a year ago.

At quarter-end, the Company’s liquidity position was strong, with $130.6 million of cash and investments.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, revenues reached $490.2 million, up 10 percent when compared with $444.7 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The recurring revenue base, which includes maintenance, EDI, RCM and other services, reached $405.2 million and represents 83 percent of total revenues for the fiscal year ended 2015.

Net income for fiscal 2015 was $27.3 million, versus $15.7 million reported in fiscal 2014, an increase of 74 percent. On a GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share for the 2015 fiscal year was $0.45, compared with $0.26 reported in the 2014 fiscal year. On a non-GAAP basis, fully diluted earnings per share for the fiscal 2015 year was $0.62 versus $0.70 reported in the comparable period a year ago (non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share is reconciled to its corresponding GAAP measure at the end of this release). The fiscal 2015 non-GAAP earnings reflects the Company’s significant and growing investment in research and development, the net cost of which rose by $27.7 million, or 67 percent, from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2015.

“We are very pleased with the fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 results overall. This latest quarter represents the fifth consecutive period in which we delivered increases in consolidated revenue, and which culminated in a new quarterly revenue record. Our revenue growth in the 2015 fourth quarter and fiscal year demonstrates the impact of our broad-based market offerings, which now span nearly 30 products and services directly aimed at the evolving value-based Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model. As physicians strive to better manage their patients and payors seek the necessary intelligence to help control costs while emphasizing quality of care, we believe we are well positioned to help all stakeholders meet the challenges that continue to unfold,” explained Steven T. Plochocki, president and chief executive officer.

“Our portfolio of products and services addresses the ways in which healthcare constituents communicate and manage patient populations. We believe that as we enter into our fiscal 2016 year, there will be significant opportunities for our RCM business line, along with the Mirth interoperability and connectivity solutions we offer. With ICD-10 fast approaching, practices seek the exact type of support Quality Systems/NextGen Healthcare brings to the table. With our sales force boasting strong cross-selling capabilities across our large installed client base and beyond, as well as our enhanced marketing capabilities and seasoned implementation team, we stand ready to meet healthcare’s rapidly changing needs. Our ability to strengthen our offerings, expand our solutions and demonstrate solid growth is reflective of our agility and commitment to seamlessly serving the healthcare information technology industry,” Plochocki said.

Quality Systems also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of seventeen and one-half cents ($0.175) per share on the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, payable to shareholders of record as of June 12, 2015 with an anticipated distribution date of July 6, 2015. The $0.175 per share cash dividend is pursuant to the Company’s current practice to pay a regular quarterly dividend on the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, subject to Board review and approval, and establishment of record and distribution dates by the Board prior to the declaration and payment of each such quarterly dividend.

In addition, the Company announced that it will hold its 2015 Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM local time. The meeting will be held at the Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626. Holders of record as of June 16, 2015 are eligible to vote and attend. Proxy materials and the 2015 Annual Report will be made available to shareholders of record and will also be posted on the Company's website at www.qsii.com.

Quality Systems will host a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and year-end results on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET (7:00 AM PT). All participants should dial 1-866-900-9499 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call and reference conference ID #46698028. International callers should dial 1-937-502-2136. To hear a live Web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following completion of the call, please visit the Company’s website at www.qsii.com, click on the "Investors” tab, then select "Conference Calls," to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 800-585-8367 or 404-537-3406 and enter conference ID #46698028. The replay will be available from approximately 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 21, 2015, through 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

As previously announced, Quality Systems will host its Investment Community Analyst Day for those analysts that follow the Company on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City, located at 119 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 212-245-5000. The general public can access the session in real-time by visiting www.qsii.com, clicking on Investors, and selecting Events & Presentations. An archive of the analyst session will also be available for 90 days.

A transcript of the conference call will be made available on the Company’s website at www.qsii.com.

About Quality Systems, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.


This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, statements regarding future events, developments in the healthcare sector and regulatory framework, the Company's future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future (including, without limitation, statements concerning revenue, net income, and earnings per share). Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause the results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements and additional risks and uncertainties are set forth in Part I, Item A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, including but not limited to: the volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; seasonal patterns of sales and customer buying behavior; impact of incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; undetected errors or bugs in software; product liability; changing economic, political or regulatory influences in the health-care industry; changes in product-pricing policies; availability of third-party products and components; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; changes of accounting estimates and assumptions used to prepare the prior periods' financial statements; and general economic conditions. A significant portion of the Company's quarterly sales of software product licenses and computer hardware is concluded in the last month of a fiscal quarter, generally with a concentration of such revenues earned in the final ten business days of that month. Due to these and other factors, the Company's revenues and operating results are very difficult to forecast. A major portion of the Company's costs and expenses, such as personnel and facilities, are of a fixed nature and, accordingly, a shortfall or decline in quarterly and/or annual revenues typically results in lower profitability or losses. As a result, comparison of the Company's period-to-period financial performance is not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


This news release contains certain non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures, which are provided only as supplemental information. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with the comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or a substitute for U.S. GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure in the accompanying financial tables. Other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently than Quality Systems, which limits comparability between companies. The Company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP diluted earnings per share provides useful supplemental information to investors and management regarding the Company's financial condition and results. The Company calculates non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by excluding acquisition costs, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and other assets, securities litigation defense costs, share-based compensation, and other non-run-rate expenses from GAAP income before provision for income taxes. The non-GAAP provision for income taxes is calculated by excluding the income tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments.






Three Months Ended March 31, Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
2015       2014 2015       2014
Software and hardware $ 16,061 $ 15,186 $ 61,373 $ 60,834
Implementation and training services   6,684     6,518   23,648     25,948  
System sales 22,745 21,704 85,021 86,782
Maintenance 43,234 41,376 169,219 160,060
Electronic data interchange services 20,082 17,421 76,358 67,295
Revenue cycle management and related services 19,720 15,316 74,237 62,976
Other services   22,607     19,386   85,390     67,554  
Maintenance, EDI, RCM and other services   105,643     93,499   405,204     357,885  
Total revenues   128,388     115,203   490,225     444,667  
Cost of revenue:
Software and hardware 5,404 7,115 24,693 44,226
Implementation and training services   5,479     8,109   23,902     29,681  
Total cost of system sales 10,883 15,224 48,595 73,907
Maintenance 7,802 6,384 28,866 22,590
Electronic data interchange services 12,274 10,845 48,244 42,567
Revenue cycle management and related services 14,252 12,059 54,406 46,203
Other services   10,630     8,842   43,053     34,896  
Total cost of maintenance, EDI, RCM and other services   44,958     38,130   174,569     146,256  
Total cost of revenue   55,841     53,354   223,164     220,163  
Gross profit 72,547 61,849 267,061 224,504
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 41,279 38,676 158,172 149,214
Research and development costs 17,638 15,120 69,240 41,524
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 898 1,132 3,693 4,805
Impairment of goodwill and other assets   -     -   -     5,873  
Total operating expenses   59,815     54,928   231,105     201,416  
Income from operations 12,732 6,921 35,956 23,088
Interest income (expense), net (271 ) 322 (230 ) 269
Other income (expense), net   (45 )   35   (62 )   (356 )
Income before provision for income taxes 12,416 7,278 35,664 23,001
Provision for income taxes   1,673     2,077   8,332     7,321  
Net income $ 10,743 $ 5,201 $ 27,332 $ 15,680
Net income per share:
Basic $ 0.18 $ 0.09 $ 0.45 $ 0.26
Diluted $ 0.18 $ 0.09 $ 0.45 $ 0.26
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic 60,288 60,208 60,259 59,918
Diluted 60,956 60,592 60,849 60,134
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.175 $ 0.175 $ 0.70 $ 0.70





March 31, March 31,
2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 118,993 $ 103,145
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 2,419 4,351
Marketable securities 11,592 10,656
Accounts receivable, net 107,669 113,268
Inventories 622 834
Income taxes receivable 3,147 8,366
Deferred income taxes, net 24,080 21,531
Other current assets   11,535     11,135  
Total current assets 280,057 273,286
Equipment and improvements, net 20,807 22,801
Capitalized software costs, net 40,397 39,152
Intangibles, net 27,689 33,016
Goodwill 73,571 72,804
Other assets   18,000     10,292  
Total assets $ 460,521   $ 451,351  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 10,018 $ 7,888
Deferred revenue 66,343 71,077
Accrued compensation and related benefits 24,051 15,953
Income taxes payable 10,048 -
Dividends payable 10,700 10,686
Other current liabilities   33,924     21,369  
Total current liabilities 155,084 126,973
Deferred revenue, net of current 1,349 2,187
Deferred compensation 5,750 4,809
Other noncurrent liabilities   14,798     22,292  
Total liabilities 176,981 156,261
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock

$0.01 par value; authorized 100,000 shares; issued and outstanding 60,303 and 60,206 shares at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively

603 602
Additional paid-in capital 198,650 194,739
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (192 ) (182 )
Retained earnings   84,479     99,931  
Total shareholders’ equity   283,540     295,090  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 460,521   $ 451,351  






Three Months Ended March 31, Fiscal Year Ended March 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Income before provision for income taxes - GAAP $ 12,416 $ 7,278 $ 35,664 $ 23,001
Plus items included in cost of revenue:
Amortization of acquired software technology 858 858 3,433 3,526
Impairment of other assets* - - - 20,098
Share-based compensation   91   95   373   348
Total adjustments to cost of revenue 949 953 3,806 23,972
Plus items included in operating expenses:
Acquisition costs 441 846 2,923 1,448
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 898 1,132 3,693 4,805
Impairment of goodwill and other assets - - - 5,873
Securities litigation defense costs 1,491 - 3,951 1,721
Share-based compensation 754 563 3,098 2,142
Other non-run-rate expenses   -   -   315   -
Total adjustments to operating expenses 3,584 2,541 13,980 15,989
Total adjustments to GAAP income before provision for income taxes:   4,533   3,494   17,786   39,961
Income before provision for income taxes - Non-GAAP 16,949 10,772 53,450 62,962
Provision for income taxes   4,425   3,318   15,718   20,966
Net income - Non-GAAP $ 12,524 $ 7,454 $ 37,732 $ 41,996
Diluted net income per share - Non-GAAP $ 0.21 $ 0.12 $ 0.62 $ 0.70
Weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted): 60,956 60,592 60,849 60,134
*     Relates to the impairment of acquired software technology and capitalized software costs in the Hospital Solutions Division


Quality Systems, Inc.
John Stumpf, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 949-255-2600
Susan J. Lewis
Phone: 954-389-3700

Release Summary

Quality Systems, Inc. reports fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and year-end results.


Quality Systems, Inc.
John Stumpf, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 949-255-2600
Susan J. Lewis
Phone: 954-389-3700