SOURCE: Authorize.Net

October 22, 2007 16:12 ET

Authorize.Net Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Revenue Grows 26% Year Over Year; Net Merchant Adds of 9,733, Up 25% Year Over Year; Achieves Record Levels in Transaction Volume and Dollars Processed; 14 Consecutive Quarters of Growth

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANET), a leading e-commerce company, today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007.

Revenue from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2007 was a record $18.2 million compared to $14.5 million for the third quarter of 2006. This represents an increase of 26% compared to the prior year.

Income from continuing operations was $2.9 million, or $0.10 per fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2007, versus $2.5 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, reported for the third quarter of 2006.

Third quarter 2007 results included share-based compensation expense of $567,000, and acquisition costs of approximately $388,000 related to the pending merger with CyberSource Corporation announced on June 18, 2007. Third quarter 2006 results included share-based compensation expense of approximately $501,000.

For the third quarter of 2007, income from continuing operations before share-based compensation expense and acquisition costs (a non-GAAP financial measure) was $3.9 million, or $0.13 per fully diluted share. A detailed reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP measures is included at the end of this release.

Total revenue from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2007 was $51.7 million compared to $41.8 million for the first nine months of 2006, a year over year increase of 24%.

Income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2007 was $7.0 million, or $0.24 per fully diluted share, versus income from continuing operations of $3.4 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, for the first nine months of 2006. The nine months ended September 30, 2007 results include share-based compensation expense of $1.6 million, restructuring charges of $241,000 and acquisition costs of $1.2 million. Included in the first nine months of 2006 was share-based compensation expense of approximately $2.9 million, restructuring charges of $114,000, and a patent litigation settlement expense of $1.5 million.

For the first nine months of 2007, income from continuing operations before share-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and acquisition costs (a non-GAAP financial measure) was $10.2 million, or $0.35 per fully diluted share. A detailed reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP measures is included at the end of this release.

Net income was $6.9 million, or $0.24 per fully diluted share, for the first nine months of 2007 versus net income of $2.8 million, or $0.10 per fully diluted share, for the comparable period of 2006. Included in net income for the first nine months of 2007 is a gain of $1.4 million related to the sale of the Telecom Decisioning Services (TDS) business.

"Authorize.Net continues to deliver impressive results. During the third quarter, Authorize.Net achieved record levels in revenues, gross merchant adds, transaction volumes and dollars processed, and the quarter marks our 14th consecutive quarter of growth," said Robert Donahue, president and CEO.

Donahue added, "Given the strength and continued growth of Authorize.Net, we continue to be excited by the opportunity offered by the pending merger with CyberSource."


Key Business Metrics

--  Gross merchant adds in the third quarter of 2007 were a record 21,022
    with net merchant adds at 9,733, up 21% and 25%, respectively, compared to
    the same period in 2006.
    
--  Active merchants as of September 30, 2007 were at a record 195,368, up
    24% over the prior year.
    
--  Processed a record $9.8 billion of merchant transactions in the third
    quarter, up 27% compared to the same period in 2006.
    
--  Processed a record 92.4 million transactions in the third quarter, a
    23% increase over the comparable quarter last year.
    

Cash and Cash Equivalents

At September 30, 2007, Authorize.Net's cash and cash equivalents position was $136.8 million, compared to $116.2 million at December 31, 2006. This amount includes funds held for merchants of $11.2 million compared to $8.8 million at December 31, 2006.

Company Performance versus Previous Guidance - Third Quarter 2007

Authorize.Net's revenue of $18.2 million was at the upper end of the Company's third quarter guidance issued on July 25, 2007 of $17.6 million to $18.4 million.

Pending Merger with CyberSource Corporation

On June 18, 2007, Authorize.Net announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to merge with CyberSource Corporation. For information regarding this transaction, see Authorize.Net's Form 8-K filed on June 18, 2007.

Business Outlook

Authorize.Net will no longer provide revenue and earnings guidance, due to its pending merger with CyberSource.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, (GAAP), the Company has provided non-GAAP financial measures, which it believes are useful to help investors better understand its financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. Such measures exclude share-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, and acquisition costs. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures assist in providing a more complete understanding of the Company's underlying operational results and trends. Management uses these measures along with their corresponding GAAP financial measures to help manage the Company's business and to help evaluate its performance compared to the marketplace. However, the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as superior to or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and, therefore, may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP results, contained in the attached exhibits and found on the Company's website at: www.authorize.net.

Conference Call Information

Due to the pending merger with CyberSource Corporation, there will be no conference call.

About Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANET)

Authorize.Net provides secure, reliable, Internet Protocol (IP) based payment gateway solutions that enable merchants to authorize, settle and manage electronic transactions anytime, anywhere, via Web sites, retail stores, mail order/telephone order (MOTO) call centers and wireless devices. In addition to its payment solutions, Authorize.Net offers extensive value-adding products designed to help merchants manage their business, fight fraud, and improve profitability. Authorize.Net is sold through an extensive network of partners that offer its IP-based payment services to their merchant customers. For more information, please visit Authorize.Net's web site at www.authorize.net.

Note to Editors: AUTHORIZE.NET and the Authorize.Net logo are registered trademarks of Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those relating to the Company's strategic vision, goals, products, services, markets, and growth prospects including, without limitation, its excitement about the opportunity offered by the pending merger with CyberSource Corporation and its belief that its presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the management of the company. Actual results may vary materially from those contained in forward-looking statements based on a number of factors including, without limitation, (i) the Company's revenue concentration in the payment processing business, (ii) continuing rapid change in the payment processing industry and other markets in which the Company does business that may affect both the Company and its customers, (iii) the impact of competitive products, services and pricing on both the Company and its products and services, (iv) market acceptance of the Company's new or enhanced products, services, and technologies, (v) current and future economic conditions generally and particularly in the payment processing industry, (vi) uncertainties about the Company's ability to execute on, and about the impact on the Company's business and operations of, its objectives, plans or strategies as a result of potential technological, market or competitive factors, (vii) the impact of compensation expense, acquisition related expenses, restructuring, asset impairment and other charges on the Company's business and operations, (viii) recognition of cost, revenue and other synergies, and integration, employee retention, channel conflict, and other risks associated with acquisitions, including the pending merger with CyberSource Corporation, (ix) the industry risks associated with Authorize.Net's business and operations including, without limitation, illegal or improper uses of Authorize.Net's payment system, unauthorized intrusions and attacks on Authorize.Net's payment system that may impair the operation of its payment systems, changes in or failures to comply with credit card association rules and governmental regulations, changes in the application of existing laws and the impact of new laws, and dependence on relationships with distribution partners, certain financial institutions and third party payment processors, and (x) the factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, its second quarter 2007 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, and other public filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

CyberSource and Authorize.Net filed a joint proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger. Investors and security holders are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC because they contain important information. Investors and security holders can obtain these documents free of charge at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov . In addition, documents filed with the SEC by CyberSource are available free of charge by contacting Investor Relations, CyberSource Corporation, 1295 Charleston Road, Mountain View, California 94043-1307, (650) 965-6000, and documents filed with the SEC by Authorize.Net are available free of charge by contacting Investor Relations, Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc., 293 Boston Post Road, West #220, Marlborough, MA 01752, (866) 916-7380.

Participants in Solicitation

CyberSource and Authorize.Net, and their respective directors, executive officers and other possible employees and advisors, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of CyberSource and Authorize.Net in connection with the merger and related items. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of CyberSource and their ownership of CyberSource shares is set forth in the proxy statement for CyberSource's 2007 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2007. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Authorize.Net and their ownership of Authorize.Net stock is set forth in the proxy statement for Authorize.Net's 2007 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 30, 2007. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of those participants by reading the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger.


Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, Condensed, Consolidated Income Statement
Adjusted for discontinued operations
(in thousands, except per share data)


                                            Three Months Ended
                                -------------  -------------  ------------
                                September 30,                 September 30,
                                    2007       June 30, 2007      2006
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Revenues                        $      18,154  $      17,227  $     14,474

Cost of revenues                        4,308          4,113         3,069
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Gross profit                           13,846         13,114        11,405
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Operating expenses:
  Engineering and development           1,673          1,606         1,451
  Sales and marketing                   5,334          5,236         4,564
  General and administrative            3,394          4,424         3,068
  Restructuring charges                     -             93             -
                                -------------  -------------  ------------
Total operating expenses               10,401         11,359         9,083

Income from operations                  3,445          1,755         2,322
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Other income, net                       1,738          1,670         1,269
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Income from continuing
 operations before provision
 for income taxes                       5,183          3,425         3,591

Provision for income taxes              2,276          1,419         1,105
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Income from continuing
 operations                             2,907          2,006         2,486

Loss from discontinued
 operations, net of income
 taxes                                      -              -        (2,212)
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

Net income                      $       2,907  $       2,006  $        274
                                =============  =============  ============

Net income (loss) per common
 share (basic):
     From continuing operations $        0.10  $        0.07  $       0.09
     From discontinued
      operations                $           -  $           -         (0.08)
                                -------------  -------------  ------------
Net income per common share
 (basic):                       $        0.10  $        0.07  $       0.01
                                =============  =============  ============

Net income (loss) per common
 share (diluted):
     From continuing operations $        0.10  $        0.07  $       0.09
     From discontinued
      operations                            -              -         (0.08)
                                -------------  -------------  ------------
Net income per common share
 (diluted):                     $        0.10  $        0.07  $       0.01
                                =============  =============  ============

Basic weighted average shares          28,243         28,166        27,322
                                =============  =============  ============

Diluted weighted average shares        29,274         29,205        28,364
                                =============  =============  ============

Share-based compensation
 expense is included in the
 above expense categories:

Cost of revenues                $          35  $          27  $         21
  Engineering and development              89             91            34
  Sales and marketing                      30             32            15
  General and administrative              413            438           431
                                -------------  -------------  ------------

                                $         567  $         588  $        501
                                =============  =============  ============



Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, Condensed, Consolidated Income Statement
Adjusted for discontinued operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                                 -----------   -----------
                                                September 30, September 30,
                                                    2007          2006
                                                 -----------   -----------

Revenues                                         $    51,695   $    41,844

Cost of revenues                                      12,311         8,850
                                                 -----------   -----------

Gross profit                                          39,384        32,994
                                                 -----------   -----------

Operating expenses:
  Engineering and development                          4,693         4,118
  Sales and marketing                                 15,646        13,642
  General and administrative                          12,005        13,433
  Restructuring charges                                  241           114
                                                 -----------   -----------
Total operating expenses                              32,585        31,307

Income from operations                                 6,799         1,687
                                                 -----------   -----------

Other income, net                                      5,113         3,378
                                                 -----------   -----------

Income from continuing operations before
 provision for income taxes                           11,912         5,065

Provision for income taxes                             4,913         1,625
                                                 -----------   -----------

Income from continuing operations                      6,999         3,440
                                                 -----------   -----------

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
  Gain on sale of TDS assets, net of income
   taxes                                               1,436             -
  Loss from discontinued operations, net of
   income taxes                                       (1,581)         (680)
                                                 -----------   -----------
Total discontinued operations, net of income
 taxes                                                  (145)         (680)

Net income                                       $     6,854   $     2,760
                                                 ===========   ===========

Net income (loss) per common share (basic):
     From continuing operations                  $      0.25   $      0.13
     From discontinued operations                      (0.01)        (0.03)
                                                 -----------   -----------
Net income per common share (basic):             $      0.24   $      0.10
                                                 ===========   ===========

Net income (loss) per common share (diluted):
     From continuing operations                  $      0.24   $      0.12
     From discontinued operations                          -         (0.02)
                                                 -----------   -----------
Net income per common share (diluted):           $      0.24   $      0.10
                                                 ===========   ===========

Basic weighted average shares                         28,037        27,197
                                                 ===========   ===========

Diluted weighted average shares                       29,174        28,158
                                                 ===========   ===========

Share-based compensation expense is included
 in the above expense categories:

Cost of revenues                                 $        73   $        54
  Engineering and development                            241           147
  Sales and marketing                                     82            58
  General and administrative                           1,247         2,688
                                                 -----------   -----------

                                                 $     1,643   $     2,947
                                                 ===========   ===========



Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, Condensed, Consolidated Balance Sheets
Adjusted for discontinued operations
(in thousands)



                                                September 30,  December 31,
                                                    2007          2006
                                                 -----------   -----------
                    Assets
                    ------
Current assets:
     Cash and cash equivalents                   $   136,800   $   116,172
     Accounts receivable, net                          3,215         2,894
     Deferred Tax Asset                                4,690         4,690
     Other current assets                              1,412         1,250
     Current assets of discontinued operations            40         2,737
                                                 -----------   -----------
          Total current assets                       146,157       127,743

Property and equipment, net                            5,671         4,385
Other assets, net                                        378           418
Restricted cash                                          500           500
Goodwill                                              57,628        57,628
Intangible assets, net                                13,458        15,582
Deferred tax asset                                    16,134        15,655
Non-current assets of discontinued operations              -           563
                                                 -----------   -----------

               Total assets                      $   239,926   $   222,474
                                                 ===========   ===========

    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
    ------------------------------------

Current liabilities:
     Accounts payable and accrued liabilities    $     7,209   $     8,862
     Deferred rent obligation                            149           606
     Deferred revenues                                 2,697         2,218
     Funds due to merchants                           11,168         8,751
     Reserve for restructuring                           850           804
     Current liabilities of discontinued
      operations                                         231         2,536
                                                 -----------   -----------
          Total current liabilities                   22,304        23,777
Deferred rent, less current portion                      355         1,957
Deferred tax liability                                 9,192         4,754
Reserve for restructuring, less current portion          898             -
Other long-term tax liabilities                        2,156             -
Deferred revenue, less current portion                   911           971
Long-term liabilities                                    700           700
                                                 -----------   -----------
          Total liabilities                           36,516        32,159
                                                 -----------   -----------

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
     Common stock                                        317           309
     Additional paid-in capital                      185,111       178,196
     Accumulated other comprehensive gain                186           171
     Retained earnings                                38,607        32,437
                                                 -----------   -----------
          Total                                      224,221       211,113
     Less:  treasury stock, at cost                  (20,811)      (20,798)
                                                 -----------   -----------
          Total stockholders' equity                 203,410       190,315
                                                 -----------   -----------

               Total liabilities and
                stockholders' equity             $   239,926   $   222,474
                                                 ===========   ===========



Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, Condensed, Consolidated Income Statement
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
 (in thousands, except per share data)


                                            Three Months Ended
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

                                September 30,    Non-GAAP     September 30,
                                    2007       Adjustments        2007
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Revenues                        $      18,154  $          -   $      18,154

Cost of revenues                        4,308           (35)(a)       4,273
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Gross profit                           13,846            35          13,881
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Operating expenses:
  Engineering and development           1,673           (89)(a)       1,584
  Sales and marketing                   5,334           (30)(a)       5,304
  General and administrative            3,394          (801)(b)       2,593
  Restructuring charges                     -             -               -
                                -------------  ------------   -------------
Total operating expenses               10,401          (920)          9,481

Income from operations                  3,445           955           4,400
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Other income, net                       1,738             -           1,738
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Income from continuing
 operations before provision
 for income taxes                       5,183           955           6,138

Provision for income taxes              2,276             -           2,276
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Income from continuing
 operations                             2,907           955           3,862
                                -------------  ------------   -------------

Discontinued operations, net of
 income taxes:
  Gain on sale of TDS assets,
   net of income taxes                      -             -               -
  Income (loss) from
   discontinued operations, net
   of income taxes                          -             -               -
                                -------------  ------------   -------------
Total discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                        -             -               -

Net income                      $       2,907  $        955   $       3,862
                                =============  ============   =============


Net income per common share
 (basic):
     From continuing operations $        0.10  $       0.04   $        0.14
     From discontinued
      operations                            -             -               -
                                -------------  ------------   -------------
Net income per common share
 (basic):                       $        0.10  $       0.04   $        0.14
                                =============  ============   =============


Net income per common share
 (diluted):
     From continuing operations $        0.10  $       0.03   $        0.13
     From discontinued
      operations                            -             -               -
                                -------------  ------------   -------------
Net income per common share
 (diluted):                     $        0.10  $       0.03   $        0.13
                                =============  ============   =============


Basic weighted average shares          28,243        28,243          28,243
                                =============  ============   =============

Diluted weighted average shares        29,274        29,274          29,274
                                =============  ============   =============


(a): Represents share-based compensation expense.
(b): Represents $388 for costs associated with pending merger with
     CyberSource and share-based compensation expense of $413.



Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited, Condensed, Consolidated Income Statement
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(in thousands, except per share data)


                                             Nine Months Ended
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

                                September 30,    Non-GAAP     September 30,
                                    2007       Adjustments        2007
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Revenues                        $     51,695   $          -   $     51,695

Cost of revenues                      12,311            (73)(a)     12,238
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Gross profit                          39,384             73         39,457
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Operating expenses:
  Engineering and development          4,693           (241)(a)      4,452
  Sales and marketing                 15,646            (82)(a)     15,564
  General and administrative          12,005         (2,543)(b)      9,462
  Restructuring charges                  241           (241)             -
                                ------------   ------------   ------------
Total operating expenses              32,585         (3,107)        29,478

Income from operations                 6,799          3,180          9,979
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Other income, net                      5,113              -          5,113
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Income from continuing
 operations before provision
 for income taxes                     11,912          3,180         15,092

Provision for income taxes             4,913              -          4,913
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Income from continuing
 operations                            6,999          3,180         10,179
                                ------------   ------------   ------------

Discontinued operations, net of
 income taxes:
  Gain on sale of TDS assets,
   net of income taxes                 1,436              -          1,436
  Loss from discontinued
   operations, net of income
   taxes                              (1,581)            71 (a)     (1,510)
                                ------------   ------------   ------------
Total discontinued operations,
 net of income taxes                    (145)            71            (74)

Net income                      $      6,854   $      3,251   $     10,105
                                ============   ============   ============


Net income (loss) per common
 share (basic):
     From continuing operations $       0.25   $       0.11   $       0.36
     From discontinued
      operations                       (0.01)          0.01              -
                                ------------   ------------   ------------
Net income per common share
 (basic):                       $       0.24   $       0.12   $       0.36
                                ============   ============   ============


Net income per common share
 (diluted):
     From continuing operations $       0.24   $       0.11   $       0.35
     From discontinued
      operations                           -              -              -
                                ------------   ------------   ------------
Net income per common share
 (diluted):                     $       0.24   $       0.11   $       0.35
                                ============   ============   ============


Basic weighted average shares         28,037         28,037         28,037
                                ============   ============   ============

Diluted weighted average shares       29,174         29,174         29,174
                                ============   ============   ============


(a): Represents share-based compensation expense.
(b): Represents $1,296 for costs associated with pending merger with
     CyberSource and share-based compensation expense of $1,247.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Timothy O'Brien
    Chief Financial Officer
    (508) 229-3215