|ATLANTA, GA – August 07, 2012 – Ebix,
Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), Ebix, Inc. (EBIX), a leading international supplier
of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today
reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 and will host a
conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT (details below)
Ebix delivered the following results for its second quarter, fiscal year 2012:
Revenues: Total Q2 2012 revenue was $47.7 million, an increase of 13% on a year-over-year basis, as compared to Q2 2011 revenue of $42.3 million. During the six months ended June 30, 2012 revenue increased $9.2 million or 11%, to $91.5 million compared to $82.3 million during the same period in 2011.
Operating Income: Q2 2012 operating income grew 6% as compared to the operating income of $16.7 million in Q2 2011 after excluding a one-time non-recurring gain of $1.9 million in Q2 2011, from the reversal of contingent earn out accrued liabilities related to certain business acquisitions made in 2010. During the six months ended June 30, 2012 the Company operating income grew 11% to $36.0 million as compared to $32.4 million in the first six months of 2011 after excluding the Q2 2011 one-time non-recurring item. Q2 2012 GAAP operating income was $17.7 million, a decrease of 5% as compared to Q2 2011 GAAP operating income of $18.6 million. Year-to-date GAAP operating income through Q2 2012 was $36.0 million, reflecting an increase of 5% when compared to the $34.2 million for the same six-month period in 2011.
Operating Cash Flow: Net cash provided by the Company's ongoing operations in Q2 2012 was $21.0 million, an increase of 7% year-over-year, compared to $19.6 million in Q2 of 2011. During the six months ended June 30, 2012 the Company generated $34.7 million of net cash flow from operating activities, an increase of 17% as compared to $29.9 million in the first six months of 2011.
Margins: The Company reported an operating margin of 37% for Q2 2012 as compared to 40% for the same period during 2011, after excluding the impact of the one-time non-recurring gain in Q2 of 2011 of $1.9 million. The operating margin for the first six months of 2012 was 39%.
Net Income: Q2 2012 Net income grew 14% to $18.1 million as compared to the Q2 2011 net income of $15.9 million in Q2 2011, after excluding the one-time non-recurring gain items totaling $6.5 million in Q2 of 2011, related to a $4.6 million benefit from the release of valuation allowances held against deferred tax assets associated with tax net operating losses carry forwards and the reversal of $1.9 million contingent earn out liabilities. Q2 2012 GAAP net income was $18.1 million, a decrease of 19% on a year-over-year basis, as compared to Q2 2011 GAAP net income of $22.3 million.
Earnings per Share: Q2 2012 diluted earnings per share rose 24% year-over-year to $0.47, as compared to $0.37 in the second quarter of 2011, after excluding the non-recurring items in Q2 of 2011 (mentioned above) amounting to $0.16 of diluted earnings per share. For purposes of the Q2 2012 EPS calculation, there was an average of 38.8 million diluted shares outstanding during the quarter, as compared to 42.3 million diluted shares outstanding in Q2 of 2011. Q2 2012 GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.47, a decrease of 12% as compared to Q2 2011 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.53.
Channel Revenues: The Exchange channel continued to be the largest channel for Ebix accounting for 80% of the Company's Q2 2012 Revenue as compared to 76% in Q2 of 2011.
"Ebix produced another successful quarter with record revenues of $47.7 million. Q2 2012 results include only one month of revenue from two of our recent acquisitions Planetsoft and Fintechnix," Ebix Chairman, President & CEO Robin Raina said. "Our sales and marketing management is excited about the future and is committed to ensuring that the Company capitalizes on its market leading products and services."
Robin added, "The year-to-date operating cash flows till 30th June 2012 were the highest for any comparable period in our history. Strategically, the quarter was one of the busiest with the acquisition of a number of companies and a minority investment in another company. We added new business lines and made significant product extensions to our core capabilities in the US and Internationally. As we integrate these acquisitions tightly, we expect increased synergies coming out in terms of improved margins for the Company."
"Our sustained strong operating cash flows enabled Ebix to return capital to shareholders during the quarter with $9.4 million of shares repurchases, and a $1.8 million quarterly cash dividend, Ebix SVP and CFO Robert Kerris said. "Furthermore, during the quarter the Company continued to invest in the growth of the business with $46.7 million of accretive business acquisitions and strategic investments, and $402 thousand of capital expenditures." Our balance sheet remains strong with aggregate cash, cash equivalents, and short term cash deposit investments of $26.8 million as of June 30, 2012, and working capital of $11.2 million. With our combined aggregated cash reserves and the available financing capacity from our $100 million syndicated bank financing facility, the Company presently has access to approximately $49.0 million of readily available cash resources. Our accounts receivable DSO stood at 57 days as of June 30, 2012, continuing an improving trend as this reflects a reduction of 7 days from year-end 2011, and 14 days from a year earlier at June 30, 2011."
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About Ebix, Inc.
With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the US, New Zealand, India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. Ebix’s focus on quality has enabled it to be awarded Level 5 status of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM). With a recent ISO 27001-security certification, the Company also has a ISO 9001:2000 certification for both its development and BPO units in India. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com.
Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- This press release contains various forward looking statements and information that are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to management, including statements regarding future economic performance and financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, acceptance of the Company's products by the market and management's plans and objectives. The Company has tried to identify such forward looking statements by use of words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "will," "should," and similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include the extent to which the Company's new products and services can be successfully developed and marketed, the integration and other risks associated with recent and future acquisitions, the willingness of independent insurance agencies to outsource their computer and other processing needs to third parties, the Company's ability to continue to develop new products to effectively address market needs in an industry characterized by rapid technological change, the Company's dependence on the insurance industry (and in particular independent agents), the highly competitive and rapidly changing automation systems market, the Company's ability to effectively protect its applications software and other proprietary information, the Company's ability to attract and retain quality management, and software, technical sales and other personnel, the potential negative impact on the Company's outsourcing business in India from adverse publicity and possible governmental regulation, the risks of disruption of the Company's Internet connections or internal service problems, the possibly adverse effects of a substantial increase in volume of traffic on the Company's website, mainframe and other servers, possible security breaches on the Company's website and the possible effects of insurance regulation on the Company's business. Certain of these, as well as other, risks, uncertainties and other factors, are described in more detail in Ebix's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's annual report on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, included under "Item 1A. Business--Risk Factors." Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factors or to publicly update any of the forward looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments or changed circumstances or for any other reason.
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