Majesco Reports Strong Cloud Revenue Growth for Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results
Cloud Revenue up 51% from third quarter FY18 and now represents 42% of total revenue. Total Revenue up 11% from third quarter FY18. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14% up significantly from third quarter FY18. Twelve-Month Backlog up 16% from second quarter FY19
Morristown, NJ – January 30, 2019– Majesco (NYSE American: MJCO), a global provider of cloud insurance platform software, today announced strong financial results for the fiscal 2019 third quarter that ended December 31, 2018.
“Our third quarter financial results reflect the growing success of our cloud strategy and the solutions to help insurers adapt to a new era,” stated Adam Elster, Majesco’s CEO. “The number of cloud customers continues to grow driving a 51% increase in cloud revenues year-over-year. This clearly demonstrates Majesco’s ability to rapidly deliver ‘time to value’ to our customers while providing a modern platform for insurers to innovate new products and business models. In addition, higher cloud revenues and improved delivery efficiencies are driving better margins as demonstrated in the third quarter.”
“We are excited to welcome the entire Exaxe team to the Majesco family, and even more excited to introduce this technology to Majesco’s growing customer base and prospects across Europe.”
Mr. Elster concluded, “I continue to be encouraged by Majesco’s products, people and customer focus which are well aligned with the opportunities and trends of the insurance market. We feel this is best validated by our recent customer wins, increased backlog, and pipeline growth. I am pleased with the progress we are making and believe fiscal 2019 is on track to be a strong year for the company.”
For the third quarter ended December 31, 2018
- Revenue for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018, was $35.4 million up 11.4% as compared to $31.8 million for the third quarter ended December 31, 2017. The increase in revenue was primarily due to higher mix of cloud business and additional revenue from the acquisition of Exaxe Holdings consummated during the quarter.
- Gross profit was $17.5 million (49.3% of revenue) for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to $14.9 million (46.9% of revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The increase in margin was primarily due to a higher mix of cloud business, higher proportion of recurring revenues and improved delivery efficiencies.
- Research and development (R&D) expenses were $4.8 million (13.6% of revenue) during the third quarter ended December 31, 2018, as compared to $4.5 million (14.3% of revenue) during the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The company continues to invest in R&D focused on cloud and digital solutions.
- Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses were $9.7 million (27.4% of revenue) during the third quarter ended December 31, 2018, as compared to $10.3 million (32.3% of revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The 490-basis point reduction in SG&A as a percent of revenue reflects improved operating leverage. Further, absolute SG&A expenses during the third quarter ended December 31, 2018 were lower as the customary Convergence Conference held in the third quarter every fiscal has been planned for April 2019.
- Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $4.9 million (13.9% of revenue) as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.2 million (6.8% of revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The Adjusted EBITDA margins also improved sequentially by 79 basis points as compared to the second quarter ended September 30, 2018.
- Net income for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018 was $1.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share as compared to a net loss of $3.1 million, or $(0.08) per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Net income was significantly higher due to improved revenue and profitability performance.
For the nine months ended December 31, 2018
- Revenue for the nine months ended December 31, 2018, was $103.0 million as compared to $90.0 million for the nine months ended December31, 2017. The 14.4% increase during the period was primarily due to higher cloud revenue, additions of new logos and continued business engagements from existing accounts.
- Gross profit was $50.6 million (49.1% of revenue) for the nine months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to $40.4 million (44.9% of revenue) for the nine months ended December 31, 2017. A higher mix of cloud revenue and improved delivery efficiencies continued to drive better margins.
- R&D expenses were $14.3 million (13.9% of revenue) during the nine months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to $12.7 million (14.1% of revenue) during the nine months ended December 31, 2017.
- SG&A expenses were $28.6 million (27.8% of revenue) during the nine months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to $31.0 million (34.5% of revenue) for the nine months ended December 31, 2017. The reduction in SG&A was driven by improved management of G&A expenses and higher operating leverage.
- Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended December 31, 2018 was $12.8 million (12.4% of revenue) as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.8 million (3.1% of revenue) for the nine months ended December 31, 2017.
- Net income for the nine months ended December 31, 2018 was $5.7 million or $0.15 per diluted share as compared to a net loss of $5.4 million or $(0.15) per share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2017.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Reconciliation tables of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as used in this press release to GAAP are included in the financial section of this press release.
- Majesco had cash and cash equivalents of $14.5 million at December 31, 2018, compared to $11.5 million at December 31, 2017, and $15.1 million as at September 30, 2018.
- Total debt at December 31, 2018, was $13.7 million, compared to $13.2 million at December 31, 2017, and $11.7 million as at September 30, 2018.
- The reduction in net cash after debt of $2.7 million was after considering the upfront payment of $7.2 million for the acquisition of Exaxe Holdings Limited consummated during the quarter.
- DSO’s stood at 82 days as at December 31, 2018 as compared to 76 days as at September 30, 2018.
- Revenue from cloud-based customers was $15.0 million (42.3% of total revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, up 51.1% as compared to $9.9 million (31.2% of total revenue) during the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Total number of cloud customers stood at 51 as of December 31, 2018.
- Total recurring revenue was at $11.7 million (33.1% of total revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, up 39.8% as compared to $8.4 million (26.4% of total revenue) for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
- Majesco’s 12-month order backlog as of December 31, 2018 was $85.4 million, up 16.4% from $73.3 million on September 30, 2018.
- Gartner positioned Majesco as a Leader in the October2018Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms. Majesco is recognized as a Leader for its completeness of vision and ability to execute*.
- Majesco expanded its Majesco Digital1stEcoExchange™ marketplace with several partner apps.
- Majesco announced it’s 2019 Convergence Customer Conference focused on Growth and Innovation for Digital Insurance, to be held in Savannah, GA, April 14-16.
- Majesco CEO Adam Elster presented at the 21stannual Needham Growth Conference in New York City.
Customer and Product Highlights Include:
During the third quarter, Majesco added seven new customers, expanded three existing customers and saw strong renewal results.
Majesco CloudInsurer™ for Property & Casualty
- A Tier 1 U.S. based carrier focused on specialty insurance will be implementing their cyber liability line of business on Majesco Policy for P&C solution
- A Tier 4 U.S. based InsurTech carrier selected Majesco P&C Core Suite (Policy, Billing and Claims) and Majesco Digital1st Insurance™ platform to support the rapid rollout of its nationwide Workers Compensation program
- A Tier 1 Puerto Rico based carrier selected Majesco Policy for P&C solution for its Commercial Lines business
Majesco Life & Annuity – Group & Employee Benefits
- A Tier 2 U.S. based carrier selected Majesco L&A and Group Core Suite (Policy, Billing and Claims) to modernize its operations of administering Employee Benefit Plans
- An Indonesian Life Insurance Carrier selected Majesco L&A and Group Core Suite and portal solutions
- A Singapore based health insurance carrier selected Majesco L&A and Group Core Suite and portal solutions
Majesco Digital1st Insurance™
- A Tier 1 U.S. based P&C wholesale broker selected Majesco Digital1st Insurance™ platform to accelerate their digital journey and modernize systems of engagement with their carrier partners, agents and customers
- Three top tier carriers extended the use of Majesco’s platform to support additional lines of business
Each successful implementation enhances Majesco’s credibility in the market, with customers and potential new customers, while demonstrating Majesco’s important value propositions such as speed to value.
During the third quarter, Majesco successfully went live with seven customers:
- A Tier 1 US based multi-line carrier using Majesco Billing for P&C to support its P&C business
- A Tier 1 US National multi-line insurance company using Majesco Billing for P&C
- A Tier 2 specialty underwriter of homeowner’s insurance using Majesco Policy for P&C
- A Tier 3 P&C insurance carrier using Majesco Billing for P&C
- A Large Malaysian life and general insurance carrier using Majesco Policy for L&A and Group
- A Large Singapore based life, health and general insurance carrier with an agent portal
- A Mid-size Malaysian insurance benefits protection carrier using Majesco Claims for P&C for its P&C business
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Majesco management will conduct a live teleconference to discuss Majesco’s fiscal 2019 third quarter financial results at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Anyone interested in participating should call 888-254-3590 if calling from the U.S., or 323-994-2093 if dialing internationally. A replay will be available until February 13, 2019, which can be accessed by dialing 844-512-2921 within the U.S. and 412-317-6671 if dialing internationally. Please use passcode: 2680071 to access the replay.
In addition, the call will be webcast and will be available on the Company’s website at
www.majesco.com or by visiting http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=132637.
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 stock-based compensation, a one-time reversal of accrual for contingent liability and one-time transaction costs related to the Exaxe acquisition.
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 as supplemental.
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Majesco enables insurance business transformation for approximately 160 global customers by providing technology solutions which include software products, consulting and IT services. Our customers are carriers from the Property and Casualty, Life, Annuity and Group insurance segments worldwide. Majesco delivers proven software solutions and IT services in the core insurance areas such as policy administration, billing, claims, distribution and analytics.
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: integration risks; changes in economic conditions, political conditions, trade protection measures, licensing requirements and tax matters; technology development risks; intellectual property rights risks; competition risks; additional scrutiny and increased expenses as a result of being a public company; the financial condition, financing requirements, prospects and cash flow of Majesco; loss of strategic relationships; changes in laws or regulations affecting the insurance industry in particular; restrictions on immigration; the ability and cost of retaining and recruiting key personnel; the ability to attract new clients and retain them and the risk of loss of large customers; continued compliance with evolving laws; customer data and cybersecurity risk; and Majesco’s ability to raise capital to fund future growth.
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