Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology which helps businesses pay and get paid, today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Subscription and transaction revenues, which are primarily related to the company’s cloud platforms, increased 13% as compared to the third quarter of last year to $55.9 million, or 16% on a constant currency basis, which is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows. Revenues overall for the third quarter were $86.1 million.
GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $6.6 million compared to a net loss of $4.2 million for the third quarter of last year. GAAP net loss per share was $0.17 in the third quarter compared to $0.11 in the third quarter of last year.
Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter was $19.1 million, or 22% of overall revenue compared to $19.4 million, or 23% of overall revenue for the third quarter of last year. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.
Core net income for the third quarter was $9.0 million compared to $10.1 million for the third quarter of last year. Core earnings per share was $0.23 for the third quarter compared to $0.26 for the third quarter of last year. Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.
“We are pleased with the results for the third quarter and our outlook for the upcoming fiscal year," said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. “The third quarter’s strong subscription and transaction revenue growth reflects the value customers are placing on our innovative payment product set and the solid performance against our profitability goals underscores our proven ability to execute. We are committed to driving shareholder value and confident that our strategic plan will deliver solid returns to our shareholders.”
Revenues for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 were $255.9 million compared to $255.2 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2016. Subscription and transaction revenues increased 13%, or 18% on a constant currency basis, to $163.6 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2017 from $144.3 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2016. GAAP net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 was $27.5 million compared to $13.7 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2016. GAAP net loss per share was $0.73 for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $0.36 for the nine months ended March 31, 2016.
Core net income for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 was $27.1 million compared to $29.5 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2016. Core earnings per share for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 was $0.71 compared to $0.77 for the nine months ended March 31, 2016.
Third Quarter Customer Highlights
- 18 leading institutions selected Paymode-X, Bottomline’s leading cloud-based payments automation platform.
- 3 leading organizations, including QBE Legal, chose Bottomline's cloud-based legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.
- Signed 5 new Digital Banking deals, helping banks to compete and grow their corporate and business banking franchises by deploying innovative digital capabilities.
- Companies such as Leibert Corporation and Banque Cantonale du Valais selected Bottomline’s Financial Messaging solution to improve operating efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of their financial transactions by utilizing the SWIFT global network.
- Organizations such as Regal Entertainment Group and Chesapeake Employers Insurance Co chose Bottomline’s corporate payment automation solutions to extend their payments capabilities and improve efficiencies.
Third Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights
- Announced the appointment of Mr. Paul H. Hough to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hough is EVP and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of American Express. Mr. Hough’s thirty year career at American Express has included finance and general management experience in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, Mr. Hough has stewardship for financial management, risk finance, financial strategy and long range planning for the business and servicing groups. He is a member of American Express’ Operating Committee and Global Management Team.
- Launched a new payment fraud solution for members of the SWIFT payment network. The solution is part of a package of measures being offered by Bottomline to help customers meet security requirements from the SWIFT payments cooperative under its recently announced Customer Security Programme (CSP.). The new fraud solution goes beyond the mandatory controls to include real-time monitoring of user behavior and individual messages, which can stop potentially fraudulent payments before they take place.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have presented supplemental non-GAAP financial measures as part of this earnings release. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. Core net income, core earnings per share, constant currency information and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures.
Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items, specifically amortization of acquired intangible assets, goodwill impairment charges, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, minimum pension liability adjustments, non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and revolving credit facility, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation costs, and other non-core or non-recurring gains or losses that arise from time to time.
Non-core charges associated with our convertible notes and revolving credit facility consist of the amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs. Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with business and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs for transitional employees or services, integration related professional services costs and other incremental charges we incur as a direct result of acquisition and integration efforts. Global ERP system implementation costs relate to direct and incremental costs incurred in connection with our implementation of a new, global ERP solution and the related technology infrastructure.
In computing diluted core earnings per share, we exclude the effect of shares issuable under our convertible notes to the extent that any such dilution would be offset by our note hedges; the note hedges would be considered an anti-dilutive security under GAAP.
Periodically, such as in periods that include significant foreign currency volatility, we present certain metrics on a “constant currency” basis, to show the impact of period to period results normalized for the impact of foreign currency rate changes. We calculate constant currency information by translating prior period financial results using current period foreign exchange rates.
Adjusted EBITDA represents our GAAP net income or loss, adjusted for charges related to interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other charges, as noted in the reconciliation that follows.
We believe that these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for an evaluation of the company with a focus on the performance of its core operations, including more meaningful comparisons of financial results to historical periods and to the financial results of less acquisitive peer and competitor companies. Our executive management team uses these same non-GAAP financial measures internally to assess the ongoing performance of the company. Additionally, the same non-GAAP information is used for planning purposes, including the preparation of operating budgets and in communications with our board of directors with respect to our core financial performance. Since this information is not a GAAP measurement of financial performance, there are material limitations to its usefulness on a stand-alone basis, including the lack of comparability of this presentation to the GAAP financial results of other companies.
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) helps businesses pay and get paid. We make complex business payments simple, secure and seamless by providing a trusted and easy-to-use set of cloud-based business payment, digital banking, fraud prevention and financial document solutions. Over 10,000 corporations, financial institutions, and banks benefit from Bottomline solutions. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit our website at www.bottomline.com.
Bottomline Technologies, Paymode-X and the BT logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. which are registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.
In connection with this earning’s release and our associated conference call, we will be posting additional material financial information (such as financial results, non-GAAP financial projections and non-GAAP to GAAP reconciliations) within the “Investors” section of our website at www.bottomline.com/us/about/investors.