SOURCE: Asure Software

Asure Software

December 09, 2009 18:13 ET

Asure Software Announces 1Q 2010 Financial Results

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2010 first quarter, ended October 31, 2009.

Q1 Highlights:

--  As expected, revenue declined 4% vs. the previous quarter to $2.3M.
    iEmployee's revenue grew 3% compared to Q4 '09, driven largely by growth in
    clock sales, which grew 41% over Q4 '09. Additionally, iEmployee posted
    record new bookings in Q1 '10, a 69% improvement over Q4 '09.
    NetSimplicity's revenue declined 12% vs. the previous quarter. This drop
    was anticipated as we transition the business from a perpetual license
    model to a SaaS model. Importantly, NetSim's SaaS revenue component grew
    10% over Q4 '09.
--  Operating expenses decreased in Q1 2010 versus Q4 2009 by ($4.0M),
    (55%), due to both a significant decline in one-time costs, ($3.3M) and
    operational efficiency, ($0.7M). Q1 '10 one-time costs were driven by final
    proxy contest charges and severance expenses. Operational efficiencies were
    realized in many areas, with the most significant being in Compensation.
    The full effect of recent reductions in force drove $0.5M in reduced
    operating expenses in Q1 '10. Q1 '10 was EBITDA neutral, excluding one-time
    costs of $1.1M and excess net lease expense of $0.1M.

Pat Goepel, Asure's Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "We will see a new Asure rise in 2010; we have drastically reduced operating costs and will put negative one-time events behind us as we move forward. The upcoming short period for November and December, 2009 will yield similar levels of adjusted EBITDA and going forward the only anticipated one-time costs will be in the form of investments to further enhance our products and services and improve operational efficiency. By calendar Q1, 2010, we expect to begin seeing the benefits of our growth plan and along with our normalized lower cost structure, expect to be EBITDA positive."

"Furthermore,..." continued Goepel, "...Asure is committed to reducing exposure to our Austin Headquarters lease arrangement which can only accelerate our plan to become profitable for the calendar year 2010. We continue to believe that our business and assets are undervalued and we wish to inform shareholders that we presently have 1.2M shares available under our current stock buyback plan and we intend to be active in the near future."

Chairman of the Board, David Sandberg, added, "Lastly, in one week's time we have an important Annual Meeting where we are asking shareholders to approve several proposals. Among these are non-routine votes seeking ratification of a 10-for-1 reverse split in order to retain our Nasdaq listing, a rights plan to protect our $150+ million in tax loss carryforwards, and an equity plan to facilitate the granting of options as part of a new compensation plan to our employees given we have ended the furlough period but are retaining salaries at furlough levels. I represent the largest shareholder of the Company and I believe these proposals are the right moves for the Company and are in the shareholders' best interests as we strive for value creation. For these reasons, I ask each shareholder to consider and vote in support of each of our proposals if you agree, and to do so in time for next week's meeting. If you have not yet done so, please contact our proxy solicitor, InvestorCom, Inc., at (203) 972-9300."

Conference Call Details

Asure Software has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT) to discuss its most recent financial results and outlook. Participating in the call will be Pat Goepel, Chief Executive Officer and David Sandberg, Chairman of the Board.

To take part, please dial 800-901-5217 ten minutes before the conference call begins, ask for the Asure Software event and use passcode 23171971. International callers should dial 617-786-2964 and reference the same passcode, 23171971.

Investors, analysts, media and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call in listen-only mode via the Internet by visiting the investor relations page of Asure's web site at To monitor the live call, please visit the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an archived replay will be available shortly after the call on the investor relations page of the Company's web site at

About Asure Software

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Asure Software (ASUR), (a d/b/a of Forgent Networks, Inc.), empowers small to mid-size organizations and divisions of large enterprises to operate more efficiently, increase worker productivity and reduce costs through a comprehensive suite of on-demand workforce management software and services. Asure's market-leading suite includes products that optimize workforce time and attendance tracking, benefits enrollment and tracking, pay stubs and W2 documentation, and meeting and event management. With additional offices in Warwick, Rhode Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mumbai, India, Asure serves 3,500 customers around the world. For more information, please visit

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Asure's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which include those associated with continued listing of the Company's securities on the NASDAQ Capital Market, could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

                          FORGENT NETWORKS, INC.
              (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

                                               OCTOBER 31,     JULY 31,
                                                  2009           2009
Current Assets:
  Cash and equivalents                        $       1,651  $       4,375
  Short-term investments                              1,303          5,339
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
   doubtful accounts of $17 and $20 at
   October 31, 2009 and July 31, 2009,
   respectively                                       1,576          1,207
  Inventory                                              31              3
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets             274            143
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total Current Assets                              4,835         11,067

Property and equipment, net                             625            672
Intangible assets, net                                3,753          3,949
                                              -------------  -------------
          Total Assets                        $       9,213  $      15,688
                                              =============  =============

Current Liabilities:
  Accounts payable                            $       1,601  $       6,294
  Accrued compensation and benefits                     188            278
  Lease impairment and advance                          709            899
  Other accrued liabilities                             439            541
  Deferred revenue                                    1,826          1,897
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total Current Liabilities                         4,763          9,909

Long-Term Liabilities:
  Deferred revenue                                      120            119
  Lease impairment and advance                          210            250
  Other long-term obligations                           219            206
                                              -------------  -------------
     Total Long-Term Liabilities                        549            575

Stockholders' Equity:
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 10,000
   shares authorized; none issued or
   outstanding                                           --             --
  Common stock, $.01 par value; 40,000 shares
   authorized; 33,406 and 32,906 shares
   issued; 31,616 and 31,116 shares
   outstanding at October 31, 2009 and July
   31, 2009, respectively                               334            329
  Treasury stock at cost, 1,790 shares at
   October 31, 2009 and July 31, 2009                (4,815)        (4,815)
  Additional paid-in capital                        270,915        270,738
  Accumulated deficit                              (262,453)      (260,947)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                (80)          (101)
                                              -------------  -------------
     Total Stockholders' Equity                       3,896          5,204
                                              -------------  -------------
         Total Liabilities and Stockholders'
          Equity                              $       9,213  $      15,688
                                              =============  =============

                          FORGENT NETWORKS, INC.
              (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

                                                           FOR THE THREE
                                                           MONTHS ENDED
                                                            OCTOBER 31,
                                                          2009      2008
                                                        --------  --------

Revenues                                                $  2,321  $  2,792
Cost of Sales                                               (479)     (564)
  Gross Margin                                             1,842     2,228

  Selling, general and administrative                      2,741     3,197
  Research and development                                   411       561
  Amortization of intangible assets                          149       149
    Total Operating Expenses                               3,301     3,907

LOSS FROM OPERATIONS                                      (1,459)   (1,679)

  Interest income                                              7        55
  Foreign currency translation                               (31)      120
  Interest expense and other                                 (11)      (10)
    Total Other Income                                       (36)      165

LOSS FROM OPERATIONS, BEFORE INCOME TAXES                 (1,494)   (1,514)
  Provision for income taxes                                 (12)      (25)
NET LOSS                                                $ (1,506) $ (1,539)

  Net loss per share - basic and diluted                $  (0.05) $  (0.05)
  Basic                                                   31,317    31,104
  Diluted                                                 31,317    31,104