Majesco Announces Financial Results for its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2015
FY2014-15 Total Revenue at $79.28 million
New York, USA – June 18, 2015: Majesco, a provider of technology solutions for Life & Annuity and Property & Casualty Insurers and Financial Services businesses, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and financial year ended March 31, 2015 today. Majesco offers an integrated portfolio of software and services to the insurance industry, including: core insurance software, consulting, application development, systems integration, application management outsourcing, testing, data warehousing and business intelligence and legacy modernization.
Commenting on the results, Mr. Ketan Mehta, Founder Director and CEO, Majesco, said: “It has been a milestone year for Majesco in building a solid foundation for the future by demerging Majesco from Mastek, exclusively focusing it on the insurance domain, completing the acquisition of Agile Technologies and most of the legal formalities regarding the Cover- All Technologies merger with Majesco. The regulatory and financial work relating to listing Majesco on the NYSE-MKT post completion of the CoverAll Technologies merger with Majesco is largely completed. The exclusive focus on insurance is showing very good traction both internally and externally. The Agile team is now part of the Majesco Consulting Group which is received very well by customers and the industry. We see a good new deal momentum and continue to invest aggressively in our products and solutions to fully tap exciting growth opportunities. We are excited about our potential and will be hosting an investor conference call to discuss recent developments and answer investor questions in July. Details of the call will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Review of financial performance highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2015
On a quarter-on-quarter basis:
- Revenue was $21.72 million during the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to $21.61 million during the previous quarter, reflecting an increase of 0.51%.
- The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $1.40 million (6.43% of revenue) in the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.64 million (12.23% of revenue) in the previous quarter. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non GAAP measures and their reconciliation to GAAP is given in the table below.
- Net loss stood at $0.94 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to a net profit of $1.37 million in the previous quarter. Without the impact of exceptional costs of $1.46 million explained in the operational highlights below, Majesco would have had a net profit of $0.52 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to a net profit of $1.98 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.
- The product research & development expense in the Profit and Loss account during the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was at $2.48 million (11.42% of revenue) as compared to $2.30 million (10.64% of revenue) in the previous quarter.
Review of financial performance highlights for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015:
- Revenue was $79.28 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 (“fiscal 2015”) as compared to $82.84 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 (“fiscal 2014”), reflecting a decrease of 4.30%.The decrease in revenue is mainly attributed to a decline in the legacy non-insurance services business by $5.43 million and a reduction of $5.41 million in the life & annuities business due to the ramp down of a project caused by the reprioritization by a customer, which were offset by an increase in the property & casualty business due to good momentum in the mid-market segment.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $2.99 million (3.78% of revenue) for fiscal 2015 as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $6.76 million (8.16% of revenue) in fiscal 2014. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non GAAP measures and their reconciliation to GAAP is given in the table below.
- Net loss stood at $ 0.65 million for fiscal 2015 as compared to net profit of $ 2.92 million for fiscal 2014. Without the impact of the exceptional costs of $2.53 million explained in the operational highlights below, Majesco would have had a net profit of $1.88 million for fiscal 2015 as compared to a net profit of $2.92 million for fiscal 2014.
- The product research & development expense in the Profit and Loss account during fiscal 2015 was $10.34 million (13.04% of revenue) as compared to $10.10 million (12.19% of revenue) in fiscal 2014.
- Number of customers billed: The total number of customers of Majesco billed during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 on a worldwide basis was 108, including customers from the Agile Technologies business acquisition.
- 12 month order backlog: Majesco’s 12-month order backlog was $48.9 million as of March 31, 2015 as compared to $44.9 million as of December 31, 2014, reflecting an increase of 8.9%.
- Exceptional costs: Majesco incurred the following exceptional costs during the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015:
|Cost Item ($ million)||For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2015||For the Year Ended March 31, 2015|
|Restructuring Costs (1)||0.05||1.12|
|Reversal of accrued revenue(2)||1.41||1.41|
|Total Exceptional Costs||1.46||2.53|
(1) Costs related to the merger with Cover-All Technologies and the listing of the Majesco common stock on the NYSE-MKT in connection with the merger.
(2) Exceptional provision for reversal of accrued revenue in respect of a project in the India Asia Pacific geography which could potentially be terminated by a client.
- Employees: As of March 31, 2015, Majesco had a total of 1,781 employees.
- Cash & Cash Equivalents: Majesco’s cash and short-term investments stood at $6.53 million as of March 31, 2015 as compared to $10.04 million as of March 31, 2014.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In evaluating our business, we consider and use EBITDA as a supplemental measure of operating performance. We define EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We present EBITDA because we believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties as a measure of financial performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA before one-time non-recurring exceptional costs related to the merger with Cover-All Technologies and the listing of the Majesco common stock on the NYSE-MKT in connection with the merger and an exceptional provision for reversal of accrued revenue in respect of a project in the India Asia Pacific geography which could potentially be terminated by a client.
The terms EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not defined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and are not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as an analytical tool, and when assessing Majesco’s operating performance, investors should not consider EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Among other things, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our actual cash expenditures. Other companies may calculate similar measures differently than Majesco, limiting their usefulness as comparative tools. We compensate for these limitations by relying on U.S. GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally.
Reconciliation tables of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as used in this press release to GAAP are included in the table below.
The following is an unaudited reconciliation of U.S. GAAP net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 and the third quarter ended December 31, 2014:
|(U.S. dollars; in thousands):||Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2015||Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2014||Fourth Quarter Ended March 31, 2015||Third Quarter Ended Dec 31, 2014|
|Net Income (loss) ………………..||$||(651||)||$||2,920||$||(935)||$||1,368|
|Provision (benefit) for income taxes ……………..||(141||)||1,893||372||493|
|Depreciation and amortization ………………………||2,425||2,522||826||527|
|Interest expense ……………………………………………||200||63||140||33|
|Interest income …………………………………………….||185||89||154||13|
|Other income (expenses), net ……………………….||1,181||546||307||372|
|Add: Exceptional Costs…………………………………||2,530||–||1,455||605|
|Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Revenue…………..||3.78||%||8.16||%||6.43||%||12.23||%|
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These forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth Majesco’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 and in the reports that it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to: (i) the expected timetable for completing the merger of Cover-All Technologies Inc. with Majesco and the transactions contemplated by such merger; (ii) the possibility that such merger does not close, including, but not limited to, due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions, such as obtaining regulatory approval; (iii) the potential value created by the merger and the possibility that the projected value creation and efficiencies from the merger will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; (iv) the combined company’s ability to raise future capital as needed to fund its operations and business plan; (v) the risk that the businesses of Cover-All Technologies Inc. and Majesco will not be integrated successfully; (vi) the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred in connection with the merger; (vii) changes in economic conditions, political conditions, trade protection measures, licensing requirements and tax matters; (viii) the ability to successfully obtain authorization for the listing of the combined company’s securities on the NYSE MKT; (ix) the potential of the combined company’s technology platform; (x) the combined company’s ability to achieve increased market acceptance for its product and service offerings and penetrate new markets; (xi) the ability of the combined company to protect its intellectual property rights; (xii) competition from other providers and products; (xiii) disruption from the merger making it more difficult to maintain business, customer, supplier and operational relationships; (xiv) the combined company’s exposure to additional scrutiny and increased expenses as a result of being a public company that is no longer a small reporting issuer; and (xv) the combined company’s ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage growth and integrate future acquisitions.
In addition, various important risks and uncertainties affecting Majesco may cause the actual results of Majesco to differ materially from the results indicated by the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, without limitation: (i) the financial condition, financing requirements, prospects and cash flow of Majesco; (ii) expectations regarding potential growth and ability to implement short and long-term strategies; (iii) the risk of loss of strategic relationships; (iv) Majesco’s ability to compete successfully; (v) dependence on a limited number of key customers; (vi) worldwide political, economic or business conditions; (vii) changes in technology; (viii) changes in laws or regulations affecting the insurance industry in particular; (ix) restrictions on immigration; (x) the inability to achieve sustained profitability; (xi) the ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; (xii) the ability and cost of retaining and recruiting key personnel or the risk of loss of such key personnel; (xiii) the ability to attract new clients and retain them and the risk of loss of large customers; (xiv) continued compliance with evolving laws; (xv) ability to maintain or protect intellectual property; (xvi) unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential client and customer data and cybersecurity; (xvii) ability of our customers to internally develop new inventions and competitive products; and (xviii) diversion of management’s attention to the merger rather than regular operation of the business.
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