SOURCE: EVOLVING SYSTEMS

Evolving Systems

August 07, 2012 16:00 ET

Evolving Systems Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL)

Total revenue of $6.7 million increases 50% year over year

Net income from continuing operations of $2.1 million vs. loss of $1.1 million in 2011

License and services bookings of $4.1 million increases 142% year over year

License and services backlog of $7.4 million increases 202% year over year

Company declares third quarter dividend of $0.05 per share to stockholders of record on September 7, 2012, payable October 12, 2012

Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and IP carrier market, today reported improved results for its second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

"With focus on our on-device activation and service enablement products, we continued to deliver solid results in the second quarter, including double-digit growth in revenue and net income backed by growing momentum in bookings and backlog," said Thad Dupper, Chairman and CEO. "That we are achieving these results against a backdrop of a rather sluggish global telecom economy is a testament to the market relevance of our product portfolio and our highly focused and dedicated team of employees.

"Second quarter revenue grew by 50% to $6.7 million, leading to net income of $2.1 million, or $0.19 per share. Year over year Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA) and Tertio Service Activation (TSA) license and services bookings in the quarter increased 233% and 123%, respectively, resulting in our total license and services backlog tripling to $7.4 million from $2.5 million in the same quarter last year. It's also important to note that, despite the sharp increase in revenue, our operating expenses have remained relatively flat -- an indication that our business is scalable and capable of generating exceptional profitability as our market share grows."

Second Quarter Results
Second quarter revenue increased 50% to $6.7 million from $4.4 million in the same quarter last year. License fees and services revenue in the second quarter grew by 120% year over year to $4.5 million from $2.1 million and was partially offset by a 10% decrease in customer support revenue to $2.1 million from $2.4 million.

Total costs of revenue and operating expenses in the second quarter declined by 10% to $5.1 million from $5.6 million. This decline reflected a 16% drop in sales and marketing expense year over year -- to $1.2 million from $1.5 million -- and the impact of a $0.6 million restructuring charge in the second quarter of 2011. General and administrative costs were up slightly year over year at $1.0 million versus $0.9 million; and product development costs were up 40% to $0.8 million from $0.6 million.

As a result of increased revenue and a managed expense base, the Company achieved a $2.8 million positive swing in operating income -- to $1.6 million from an operating loss of $1.2 million in the year-ago second quarter.

Other income, consisting primarily of interest income and gain on sale of investments, increased to $1.1 million in the second quarter from less than $0.1 million in the same quarter last year. The interest income and gain on the sale of investments were associated with the marketable debt securities purchased during 2011.

Net income from continuing operations in the second quarter increased to $2.1 million, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share, from a net loss from continuing operations of $1.1 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $1.8 million versus an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.2 million in the same quarter last year.

The Company reported net income of $2.1 million, or $0.19 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter, compared with net income of $11.4 million, or $1.05 per basic and $1.02 per diluted share, in the same quarter last year; however, the year-ago second quarter included $12.5 million in income from discontinued operations. 

Six Months Results
Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012, increased 28% to $12.6 million from $9.8 million in the same period a year ago. License fees and services revenue was $8.3 million, up 60% over $5.2 million in the comparable period of 2011. That increase was partially offset by an 8% decline in customer support revenue to $4.3 million from $4.6 million year over year.

Total costs of revenue and operating expenses through six months declined by 9% to $10.4 million from $11.5 million. This decline reflected a 23% drop in sales and marketing expense year over year -- to $2.6 million from $3.3 million -- and the impact of the $0.6 million restructuring charge in the second quarter of 2011. General and administrative costs were down slightly year over year at $1.9 million versus $2.0 million; and product development costs were up 22% to $1.5 million from $1.2 million.

The Company reported $2.1 million in operating income through six months versus an operating loss of $1.6 million in the first six months of 2011. Total other income increased to $1.4 million from $0.1 million year over year due primarily to interest income and the gain on sale of investments related to marketable debt securities.

Net income from continuing operations through six months increased to $2.9 million, or $0.26 per basic and $0.25 per diluted share, from a loss from continuing operations of $1.3 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, in the same period last year. 

Six-month net income was $2.9 million, or $0.26 per basic and $0.25 per diluted share, compared with net income of $12.4 million, or $1.14 per basic and $1.10 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago when the Company booked $13.6 million in income from discontinued operations.

Bookings and Backlog
Evolving Systems booked $5.8 million in new orders in the second quarter, up 59% over $3.6 million in the year-ago second quarter. License fees and services orders in the second quarter increased 142% year-over-year to $4.1 million from $1.7 million. It was the Company's fourth consecutive quarter of solid year-over-year increases in license and services bookings and represented the best second quarter in this category since 2009. DSA license and services bookings in the second quarter were up 233% year over year to $1.1 million from $0.3 million. License and services bookings for the Tertio™ Service Activation solution increased 123% to $3.0 million from $1.4 million. Customer support bookings in the second quarter declined by 15% to $1.6 million from $1.9 million.

For the six-month period, total bookings increased 30% to $11.4 million from $8.8 million in the same period a year ago. License and services orders grew by 66% to $7.9 million from $4.8 million. DSA license and services bookings increased 147% to $3.7 million from $1.5 million. Tertio license and services bookings increased 27% to $4.1 million from $3.2 million. Customer support bookings through six months declined by 13% to $3.5 million from $4.0 million. The Company defines bookings as new, non-cancelable orders expected to be recognized as revenue during the following 12 months.

The Company's total backlog at June 30, 2012, increased 66% to $11.4 million from $6.9 million at the same time last year. License and services backlog increased to $7.4 million, up 202% over the year-ago backlog of $2.5 million. The DSA license and services backlog increased 996% year over year to $4.7 million from $0.4 million. Customer support backlog was $4.0 million versus $4.4 million a year ago.

Balance Sheet Highlights
Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2012, were $10.0 million. In the first half of 2012 the Company returned approximately $41.4 million to stockholders in the form of special dividends, which accounts for the lower June 30, 2012, cash and marketable securities balance relative to the 2011 year end total of $50.7 million.

Third Quarter Dividend
The Company declared a third quarter dividend of $0.05 per share to stockholders of record September 7, 2012, payable October 12, 2012.

Conference Call
The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast today at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The call-in numbers for the conference call are 1-877-303-6316 for domestic toll free and 650-521-5176 for international callers. The conference ID is 14228563. A telephone replay will be available through August 21, 2012, and can be accessed by calling 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406, passcode 14228563. To access a live webcast of the call, please visit Evolving Systems' website at www.evolving.com. A replay of the Webcast will be accessible at that website through August 21, 2012.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Evolving Systems reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (GAAP). In addition, the Company is providing in this news release non-GAAP financial information in the form of net income, diluted net income per share and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment, stock compensation and gain/loss on foreign exchange transactions.) Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and lenders in evaluating the overall financial health of the Company in that they allow for greater transparency of additional financial data routinely used by management to evaluate performance. Investors and financial analysts who follow the Company use non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted income per share to compare the Company against other companies. Adjusted EBITDA can be useful for lenders as an indicator of earnings available to service debt. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Evolving Systems®
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) is a provider of software solutions and services to 50 network operators in over 40 countries worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes market-leading activation products that address subscriber service activation, SIM card activation, mobile broadband activation as well as the activation of connected devices. Founded in 1985, the Company has headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, with offices in the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia. Further information is available on the web at www.evolving.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Specifically, statements about the Company's growth and future profitability, scalability, market share, future business, revenue and expense projections, the Company's continued ability to post quarterly or year-to-date results that are similar to those described in this press release, the Company's ability to build and return value to stockholders, and the impact of new products and accounts on the Company's business are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and the Company may not undertake to update these statements. Actual results could vary materially from these expectations. For a more extensive discussion of Evolving Systems' business, and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012, as well as other SEC filings, including Forms 10-Q, 10-Q/A, 8-K and press releases.

Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(In thousands except per share data)  
                       
(Unaudited)   Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2012   2011     2012     2011  
Revenue:                              
  License fees and services   $ 4,507   $ 2,053     $ 8,291     $ 5,195  
  Customer support     2,147     2,391       4,271       4,640  
Total revenue     6,654     4,444       12,562       9,835  
Costs of revenue and operating expenses:                              
  Costs of license fees and services, excluding depreciation and amortization     1,524     1,193       3,342       2,427  
  Costs of customer support                              
  excluding depreciation and amortization     387     733       747       1,419  
  Sales and marketing     1,223     1,458       2,564       3,309  
  General and administrative     994     858       1,907       1,960  
  Product development     778     555       1,507       1,234  
  Depreciation     79     87       152       175  
  Amortization     100     181       199       359  
  Restructuring     -     569       -       569  
Total costs of revenue and operating expenses     5,085     5,634       10,418       11,452  
  Income (loss) from operations     1,569     (1,190 )     2,144       (1,617 )
Other income (expense):                              
  Interest income     29     6       50       14  
  Interest income, related party     100     -       532       -  
  Interest expense     -     (1 )     (1 )     (13 )
  Gain on sale of investments     891     -       891       -  
  Foreign currency exchange gain (loss)     46     7       (50 )     117  
Other income (expense), net     1,066     12       1,422       118  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes     2,635     (1,178 )     3,566       (1,499 )
    Income tax expense (benefit)     504     (125 )     678       (217 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations     2,131     (1,053 )     2,888       (1,282 )
    Income from discontinued operations, net of tax     -     12,470       -       13,632  
Net income   $ 2,131   $ 11,417     $ 2,888     $ 12,350  
Basic income (loss) per common share - continuing operations   $ 0.19   $ (0.10 )   $ 0.26     $ (0.12 )
Diluted income (loss) per common share - continuing operations   $ 0.19   $ (0.10 )   $ 0.25     $ (0.12 )
Basic income per common share - discontinued operations   $ -   $ 1.15     $ -     $ 1.26  
Diluted income per common share - discontinued operations   $ -   $ 1.11     $ -     $ 1.22  
Basic income per common share - net income   $ 0.19   $ 1.05     $ 0.26     $ 1.14  
Diluted income per common share - net income   $ 0.19   $ 1.02     $ 0.25     $ 1.10  
Weighted average basic shares outstanding     11,261     10,833       11,213       10,793  
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding     11,511     11,201       11,440       11,212  
             
             
Consolidated Balance Sheets            
(In thousands)            
    June 30,     December 31,  
ASSETS   2012     2011  
Current Assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 10,035     $ 34,290  
  Short-term restricted cash     52       50  
  Contract receivables, net     5,161       4,540  
  Unbilled work-in-progress     2,890       1,361  
  Prepaid and other current assets     1,114       1,259  
  Interest receivable, long-term investments, related parties     -       357  
    Total current assets     19,252       41,857  
Long-term investments, related party     -       16,448  
Property and equipment, net     280       369  
Amortizable intangible assets, net     393       584  
Goodwill     15,947       15,782  
  Long-term restricted cash     -       2  
    Total assets   $ 35,872     $ 75,042  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of capital lease obligations   $ 4     $ 8  
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     3,944       3,657  
  Income taxes payable     359       848  
  Dividends payable     -       22,271  
  Unearned revenue     2,411       3,401  
    Total current liabilities     6,718       30,185  
Long-term liabilities:                
  Capital lease obligations, net     18       -  
  Deferred income taxes     387       145  
    Total liabilities     7,123       30,330  
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock     11       11  
  Additional paid-in capital     90,553       90,062  
  Treasury stock     (1,253 )     (1,253 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (4,148 )     (4,247 )
  Unrealized losses on investments, related parties, net             (284
  Accumulated deficit     (56,414 )     (39,577 )
    Total stockholders' equity     28,749       44,712  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 35,872     $ 75,042  
   
   
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures  
(In thousands except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three months ended     Six months ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
Non-GAAP net income and income per share:                                
GAAP net income   $ 2,131     $ 11,417     $ 2,888     $ 12,350  
Amortization of intangible assets     100       181       199       359  
Stock-based compensation expense**     69       153       139       341  
Restructuring     -       569       -       569  
Income tax adjustment for non-GAAP*     (50 )     (301 )     (83 )     (372 )
Non-GAAP net income     2,250       12,019       3,143       13,247  
Non-GAAP discontinued operations     -       (12,478 )     -       (13,651 )
Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations   $ 2,250     $ (459 )   $ 3,143     $ (404 )
                                 
Diluted net income per share                                
  GAAP   $ 0.19     $ 1.02     $ 0.25     $ 1.10  
  Non-GAAP   $ 0.20     $ 1.07     $ 0.27     $ 1.18  
  Non-GAAP continuing operations   $ 0.20     $ (0.04 )   $ 0.27     $ (0.04 )
  Shares used to compute diluted EPS     11,511       11,201       11,440       11,212  
                                 
      Three months ended       Six months ended  
      June 30,       June 30,  
      2012       2011       2012       2011  
Adjusted EBITDA:                                
                                 
Net income   $ 2,131     $ 11,417     $ 2,888     $ 12,350  
  Depreciation**     79       150       152       279  
  Amortization of intangible assets     100       181       199       359  
  Stock-based compensation expense**     69       153       139       341  
  Restructuring     -       569       -       569  
  Interest expense and other (benefit), net     (1,066 )     (12 )     (1,422 )     (118 )
  Income tax expense (benefit)**     504       (11,481 )     678       (11,742 )
Adjusted EBITDA     1,817       977       2,634       2,038  
Adjusted EBITDA discontinued operations     -       (1,183 )     -       (2,231 )
Adjusted EBITDA continuing operations   $ 1,817     $ 206     $ 2,634     $ (193 )

*The estimated income tax for non-GAAP net income is adjusted by the amount of additional expense that the Company would accrue if it used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results in the calculation of its tax liability, taking into account in which tax jurisdiction each of the above adjustments would be made and the tax rate in that jurisdiction.

**These amounts may differ from the face of the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations as part of these expenses (benefits) are included in the income from discontinued operations line item.

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