Sapiens Reports Q3 2016 Financial Results
Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, and a member of the Formula Group (NASDAQ: FORTY and TASE: FORT), today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
Third Quarter Highlights:
- GAAP Revenue of $56.5 million, up 20.1% compared to $47.0 million in the third quarter of 2015.
- Non-GAAP revenue of $56.5 million, up 22.4% compared to $46.1 million in the third quarter of 2015.
- GAAP Operating profit increased by 15.1% and totaled $6.6 million (11.7% operating margin), compared to $5.7 million (12.2% operating margin) in the third quarter of 2015.
- Non-GAAP operating profit totaled $7.3 million (13.0% operating margin), compared to $7.0 million (15.1% operating margin) in the third quarter of 2015.
- GAAP Net income attributable to Sapiens’ shareholders totaled $5.3 million or $0.11 per diluted share, an increase of 13.1% compared to $4.7 million or $0.09 per diluted share in the third quarter last year.
- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens’ shareholders totaled $6.0 million or $0.12 per diluted share, an increase of 3.2% compared to $5.8 million or $0.12 per diluted share in the third quarter last year.
- Cash, cash equivalents and securities investments as of September 30, 2016 were $96.7 million and the company has no debt.
“We saw strong double-digit growth and improved performance across all of our offerings and across all of our territories, driven by strong demand from existing customers and from ramping sales from new customers. As in recent quarters, the demand for our products and services remained strong,” said Roni Al-Dor, President and CEO of Sapiens. “I remain very encouraged by our geographic expansion, our organic growth with both new and existing customers and the potential for ongoing M&A opportunities to enhance our growth and profitability.”
Mr. Al-Dor continued. “On the deal front, we had a very busy third quarter. We expanded our strategic relationship with the Medical Protection Society (MPS) with a new multi-million dollar agreement to lead the complex implementation of the MPS’ membership system. In addition, Menora Mivtachim Insurance in Israel selected Sapiens IDIT suite in a new agreement valued at over $10 million. In another multi-million Euro agreement, LB Group selected the Sapiens IDIT P&C suite as its new policy administration solution, and last Generali Nederland, one of the largest European insurance providers, selected the Sapiens solution to manage its life portfolios.”
“In addition to our various customer wins and engagements, during the third quarter we announced the upcoming launch of several new products and capabilities. By the first quarter of 2017, Sapiens ALIS policy administration solution will be expanded to include support for Group Life, and will support the whole range of hybrid group, worksite and individual life solutions on a single platform. Also, Sapiens launched a consumer and agent PORTAL for Life and P&C insurers. The Sapiens PORTAL along with Sapiens INTELLIGENCE will enable our customers to provide both consumers and agents a complete digital experience.”
Mr. Al-Dor concluded: “Our business plan remains intact and attainable. We maintain our guidance for 2016 full year revenues of $211 to $215 million, or annual growth of 18%-20%, and we continue to expect full-year 2016 non-GAAP operating margins in the range of 13.5% – 14.0%, reflecting previously announced increased short-term investments in delivery, R&D, sales and marketing.”
Quarterly Results Conference Call
Management will host a conference call and webcast on November 7 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (4:30 p.m. in Israel) to review and discuss Sapiens’ results.
Please call the following numbers (at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time) to participate:
North America (toll-free): + 1-888-281-1167; International: +972-3-918-0685; UK: 0-800-917-9141
The live webcast of the call can be viewed on Sapiens’ website at: https://www.sapiens.com/investors/presentations-and-webcast/
If you are unable to join live, a replay of the call will be accessible until November 21, 2016, as follows: North America: 1-888-269-0005; International: +972-3-925-5929
A recorded version of the webcast will also be available via the Sapiens website, for three months at the same location.
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.
In addition, the Company adjusted revenues and expenses, recorded under US GAAP, of pre-acquisition date in respect of acquired business from its ultimate parent company. As this transaction is between companies under common control, under US GAAP, it was accounted for under the pooling of interest method. For non-GAAP measurement purposes, the Company excludes the pre-acquisition date revenues and expenses.
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.
The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net Profit, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, capitalized internal-use software development costs, amortization of internal-use software development costs interest expense, compensation expenses related to acquisition, pre-acquisition revenues and expenses accounted under pooling of interest method, provision for income taxes and other income (expenses). These amounts are often excluded by other companies to help investors understand the operational performance of their business. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measurement of its operating performance because it assists in comparing the operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain non-cash and non-operating items. Adjusted EBITDA reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the operations that the Company believes, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.
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 to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. We have a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 200 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of approximately 1,900 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information: www.sapiens.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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