Milwaukee, Wis., June 8, 2017 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS), an award-winning provider of SaaS, software tools and marketing services that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, reported financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended April 30, 2017.
Highlights for the fiscal third quarter included:
- Revenue increased for the 13th consecutive quarter to $13.4 million, which compares to $12.0 million for the same period last year, a 12.0% increase. Recurring revenue increased 11.6% to $12.3 million, compared to $11.1 million for the same period last year.
- Operating income increased 61.5% to $1.5 million compared to $0.9 million in the prior year. The operating margin of 11.1% compares with a prior year margin of 7.7%.
- Net income was $1.4 million or $0.08 per diluted share, an increase of over 200% compared to $0.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share in the same period last year. The Company completed a tax study in the quarter that produced tax research and development credits of $0.6 million, or $0.03 per share.
- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) was up 38.9% to a record $3.0 million, or 22.5% of revenue, compared to $2.2 million or 18.2% of revenue in the same period last year.
- Cash generated from operations increased 24.1% to $3.2 million compared to $2.6 million in the same period last year.
Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financials
Revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 increased 12.0% to $13.4 million compared to $12.0 million in the same period last year. Recurring revenue comprised 91.9% of total revenue versus 92.2% for the same period last year.
Gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was 80.5%, which is flat compared to the prior year quarter.
The company reported net income of $1.4 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the quarter, compared to net income of $0.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share last year.
Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 increased to $3.0 million compared to $2.2 million in the same period last year.
“Our third quarter results exceeded our expectations and place us well on the path to achieving our goals for fiscal 2017,” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “We had strong bookings in the quarter which were aided by a large business management software sale, and although churn runs seasonally high in Q3, we were able to post a year over year improvement for the fourth consecutive quarter. On a trailing twelve-month basis, we have now recorded over $51 million in revenue and approximately $9.5 million in adjusted EBITDA. As we head into the fourth quarter of our fiscal 2017, we are well positioned to improve on those numbers and report another record year for ARI.”
William Nurthen, CFO of ARI, commented: “With most of the non-recurring charges from the first half of the year behind us and an opportunity to realize the cost synergies from the Auction123 acquisition, the third quarter set up well to show strong profitability and cash flow. As Roy noted, the results exceeded our expectations and placed us firmly on plan to achieve annualized adjusted EBITDA of over $10 million in the second half of the year as well as improve fiscal 2017 margins over fiscal 2016. The third quarter also represents the first quarter in our history where we produced over $3 million in adjusted EBITDA and over $3 million of cash flow from operations. This helped propel our cash balance to approximately $5.6 million, while our debt is now down to approximately $15.6 million. We expect another strong cash flow performance in the fourth quarter, which will leave us well positioned to make future investments in the business.”
Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Conference Call
ARI will conduct a conference call on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EST to review the financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended April 30, 2017. Investors and interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 877.359.3639 or 408.427.3725 and referring to conference ID 16111667. The conference call is also being webcast and is available via the Company’s investor relations website at investor.arinet.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s investor relations website for 60 days.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, excluding stock-based compensation. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA to be a meaningful indicator of our performance that provides useful information to investors regarding our financial condition and results of operations. While management considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an important measure of comparative operating performance, it should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, net income and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Not all companies calculate Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner and the measure as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. A reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA can be found in this release and at the Company’s investor relations website for all periods presented.
ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: ARIS) offers an award-winning suite of SaaS, software tools, and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is complicated, but we believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 25,000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™ For more information on ARI, visit investor.arinet.com.
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