Sapiens Reports Year-Over-Year Organic Revenue Growth of 20% for the First 9 Months of 2013
Q3 2013 Revenue Reaches a Record of $34.6 Million
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HOLON, Israel, November 6, 2013 – Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, and a member of the Formula Group (NASDAQ: FORTY and TASE: FORT), announced today its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013.
Third Quarter Financial and Business Highlights include:
- Revenue increased by 17% to $34.6 million, compared to $29.6 million in the third quarter of 2012
- Non- GAAP operating profit reached $3.6 million compared to $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2012
- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens’ shareholders reached $4.1 million, compared to $4.3 million in the third quarter of 2012, primarily due to an increase of 21% (on a non-GAAP basis) in investments in research and development, aimed at expanding our market-leading position
- We increased our pipeline and signed several new agreements, including with Clal Insurance for our L&P solution and a deal with MLOZ for our P&C solution
- Cash and cash equivalents at quarter end totaled $28.1 million, and we have no outstanding financial debt.
Roni Al-Dor, President and CEO of Sapiens, commented: “Our third quarter ended with a record top line result, representing a 20% year-over-year revenue growth in the first nine months of 2013 compared to the first nine months of 2012. We have signed new contracts in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, involving all of our product lines – P&C, L&P, Reinsurance and DECISION. Because we have seen record booking orders, and signed agreements with multiple new customers, we feel that we have created a strong financial foundation for future growth.”
Mr. Al-Dor continued, “Sapiens’ growth engines are ranked at the top of the market. In a recent report by Celent, the Sapiens’ L&P solution has been awarded an XCelent award in EMEA for being the leader in terms of functionality and is also recognised as a strong performer in terms of technology. Furthermore, in the North American market, Celent has observed that the Sapiens L&P solution has achieved one of the highest client growth rates for the period between 2011 and 2013 when compared its peers. In addition, as has been recently published by Ovum, Sapiens’ P&C solution has been ranked as one of the top three in Europe. Also, Sapiens’ DECISION, as a pioneer in its technology, is gaining market traction and has been adopted by top-tier US financial services firms. This leadership is a direct result of our ongoing investment in excellent products and delivery capabilities, to which we are committed. This market recognition is improving our win rate of new business globally.”
Mr. Al-Dor concluded: “We continue to be focused on growth and on increasing our customer base for long-term value. In addition, we continue to increase our investment in delivery capabilities, R&D and sales, which results in reduced gross profit and operating profit in the short term, but we believe will support future growth and result in greater market share. In summary, we are confident in our growth and reiterate our revenue guidance of $135 million for the full-year 2013.”
Nine Months Financial Highlights include:
- Revenue increased by 20% to $99.2 million, compared to $82.7 million for the same period in 2012
- Non-GAAP gross profit increased to $40.9 million compared to $38.9 million for the same period in 2012, while gross margin decreased from 46.8% to 41.3%
- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens’ shareholders decreased to $10.3 million, compared to $11.0 million for the same period in 2012, mainly due to an increase in research and development and sales and marketing costs
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP revenue, Non-GAAP gross profit, Non-GAAP operating income, Non-GAAP net income attributed to Sapiens shareholders, Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share.
Sapiens believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Sapiens’ financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, for purposes of determining executive and senior management incentive compensation and for budgeting and planning purposes. These measures are used in financial reports prepared for management and in quarterly financial reports presented to the Company’s board of directors. The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company’s financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.
Management of the Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. Sapiens urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing quarterly financial results, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.
Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables of this release.
Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector. We offer core, end-to-end solutions for the general insurance, property & casualty, life, pension and annuities markets, and business decision management software, globally. We have a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 100 financial services organizations. Our team of more than 900 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific.