Formula Systems Reports Third Quarter Results for 2015

Nov 12, 2015, 06:50 ET from Formula Systems

OR YEHUDA, Israel, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY), a global information technology company engaged primarily, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services and computer-based business solutions and developing proprietary software products, today announced its results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015.

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2015

  • Revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 increased 27.9% to $196.2 million, compared to $153.4 million in the same period last year. The increase of $42.8 million in revenues for the third quarter resulted primarily from an increase of approximately $47.0 million due to the consolidation of the results of operations of Sapiens (which were not consolidated during 2014), offset mainly by the negative impact of the devaluation of the New Israeli Shekel, Euro and British Pound against the U.S Dollar by 9%, 16% and 7%, respectively, amounting to $17.3 million.  
  • Operating income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, increased 23.3% to $12.2 million compared to $9.9 million in the same period last year. Operating income for the third quarter increased by $4.6 million due to the consolidation of the results of operations of Sapiens, offset by $0.8 million due to the negative impact of the devaluation of the New Israeli Shekel.
  • Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, was $6.2 million, or $0.42 per fully diluted share, compared to $6.3 million, or $0.43 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
  • On September 16, 2015, Formula reported the completion of an institutional public offering of two series of debentures (the "Offering"). The two series of debentures offered by Formula in the Offering consisted of one series of debentures (the "Secured Debentures") that are secured by liens on shares of Formula's subsidiaries that are held by Formula (with an LTV of not more than 60%), while the second series (the "Convertible Debentures", and, together with the Secured Debentures, the "New Debentures") are convertible into ordinary shares of the Company. The New Debentures were listed for trading only on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The Company issued a total amount of NIS 227,260,000 par-value (net proceeds of $58.6 million) of the New Debentures in the Offering, which were subdivided into the following respective amounts of Secured Debentures and Convertible Debentures subject to the following terms:
    • NIS 102,260,000 par value of Secured Debentures, bearing interest at a fixed annual rate of 2.8%, paid out on a semi-annual basis, at a price per debenture unit (each unit comprised of NIS 1,000 par value of debentures) of NIS 1,000. The principal amount will be payable in eight equal installments, on July 2 of each of 2017 through 2024.
    • NIS 125,000,000 par value of Convertible Debentures, at a price per debenture unit (each unit comprised of NIS 1,000 par value of debentures) of NIS 1,020. The Convertible Debentures bear interest at a fixed annual rate of 2.74%, payable in one installment upon maturity of the debentures on March 26, 2019 (at which time the accrued interest will constitute 10% of the principal amount of the Convertible Debentures, in the aggregate). The Convertible Debentures are subject to conversion into the Company's ordinary shares at a rate of NIS 157 par value of Convertible Debentures per one share. The principal amount of the Convertible Debentures is subject to adjustment based on changes in the exchange rate between the NIS and the U.S. Dollar relative to the exchange rate on September 8, 2015.

Financial Highlights for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2015

  • Revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015, increased 25.0% to $592.9 million, compared to $474.4 million in the same period last year. The increase of $118.5 million in revenues for the nine-month period resulted primarily from an increase of approximately $137.0 million due to the consolidation of the results of operations of Sapiens, offset, in part, by $27.3 million that was included in the same period last year due to the consolidation of Magic's results of operations in part during the first quarter of 2014, and which were not consolidated in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015. Revenues for the period were also negatively impacted by the devaluation of the New Israeli Shekel, Euro and British Pound against the U.S Dollar by 10%, 18% and 8%, respectively, amounting to $63.1 million.
  • Operating income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015, increased 56.2% to $39.4 million compared to $25.2 million in the same period last year. Operating income for the nine-month period increased by $14.2 million due to the consolidation of the results of operations of Sapiens, offset, in part, by $4.0 million that were consolidated in the same period last year due to the consolidation of Magic's results of operations in part during the first quarter of 2014. Operating income for the period was also negatively impacted by the devaluation of the New Israeli Shekel against the U.S Dollar, amounting to $3.2 million.
  • Net income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015 was $15.0 million, or $1.02 per fully diluted share, compared to $72.0 million, or $4.97 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year. Net income for the nine-month period of 2014 was positively impacted by a net gain of $67.2 million recorded in relation to Magic Software's March 2014 public offering pursuant to which Formula's holdings in Magic were reduced below 50%, which in turn resulted in Formula's investment in Magic being accounted from March 2014 under the equity method of accounting and the related re-measurement to fair value of Formula's investment in Magic.
  • Consolidated cash and short-term deposits and short-term and long-term investments in marketable securities totaled approximately $193.7 million as of September 30, 2015.
  • Total equity as of September 30, 2015 was $660.2 million (representing 56% of the total balance sheet).
  • As of September 30, 2015, Formula was in compliance with all of its financial covenants.

Comments of Management

Commenting on the results, Guy Bernstein, CEO of Formula Systems, said, "We are pleased to report another strong quarter with outstanding performance among all of our subsidiaries. Sapiens has continued its trend of double-digit growth and increasing profitability through the third quarter with non-GAAP revenue of $46.1 million, up 14.2% from the third quarter of last year and $7.0 million in Non-GAAP operating income, a 58.1% year-over-year increase. This is a result of solid growth and performance across all of its offerings, across all regions, as well as its more efficient cost structure, which enabled the company to increase its 2015 full year operating margin guidance to the range of 14.5% - 15%. The investments Sapiens has made in product innovation are paying off with new customer wins, an expanded footprint with existing clients and an improved market position. Matrix reported double-digit growth both in revenues and net income for the first nine-month period. Matrix is gaining traction in the US market, enjoying a 51% increase in revenues from this region during the first nine months. While a provider of a wide variety of IT services, Matrix is focusing on highly specialized, high growth services, including integration, cloud, regulatory compliance and fraud prevention. Magic reported a record-breaking third quarter with revenues of $45.3 million and double-digit profitability. Magic continues to see solid demand for its software and professional services, demonstrating the relevance of its enterprise mobility, cloud integration and Big Data solutions as companies move forward with their digital transformation processes."

About Formula

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. is a global information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products, and providing computer-based business solutions.

For more information, visit www.formulasystems.com.

Press Contact:

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.  +972-3-5389487  ir@formula.co.il

Except for any historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this press release might include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Regarding any financial statements, actual results might vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both locally and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in Formula's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FORMULA SYSTEMS (1985) LTD.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

U.S. dollars in thousands (except per share data)

Three months ended

Nine months ended 

September 30, 

September 30, 

2015*

2014

2015*

2014

Unaudited

Unaudited

Revenues 

196,200

153,363

592,863

474,369

Cost of revenues 

155,404

128,571

470,573

393,068

Gross profit 

40,796

24,792

122,290

81,301

Research and development costs, net 

2,482

-

7,488

787

Selling, general and administrative expenses 

26,109

14,892

75,385

55,277

Other income (expenses), net 

(1)

1

(2)

4

Operating income 

12,204

9,901

39,415

25,241

Financial expenses, net 

214

160

6,179

4,683

Income before taxes on income 

11,990

9,741

33,236

20,558

Taxes on income 

2,565

2,693

8,838

7,130

Income after taxes

9,425

7,048

24,398

13,428

Equity in gains of affiliated companies, net 

1,362

2,554

5,596

69,163

Net income 

10,787

9,602

29,994

82,591

Change in redeemable non-controlling interests

284

175

676

480

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 

4,322

3,173

14,323

10,088

Net income attributable to Formula's shareholders 

6,181

6,254

14,995

72,023

Earnings per share (basic)

0.44

0.45

1.06

5.16

Earnings per share (diluted)

0.42

0.43

1.02

4.97

.

.

Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (basic)

14,088,780

13,946,869

14,053,154

13,929,326

Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (diluted)

14,670,302

14,428,288

14,535,483

14,424,976

* Including consolidation of Insseco by Sapiens commencing December 31, 2014.

 

FORMULA SYSTEMS (1985) LTD.

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

U.S. dollars in thousands

September 30,

December 31,

2015

2014 *

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

   Cash and cash equivalents

140,750

107,416

   Marketable securities

16,619

15,784

   Short-term deposit

12

6,454

   Trade receivables

182,787

195,287

   Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses

63,990

36,460

   Inventories

4,278

2,259

Total current assets

408,436

363,660

LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS:

   Marketable securities 

36,390

33,748

   Deferred Taxes

14,905

12,738

   Prepaid expenses and other accounts receivable

9,028

10,287

Total  Long-Term Investments

60,323

56,773

INVESTMENTS IN AFFILIATED COMPANIES

170,184

169,143

SEVERANCE PAY FUND 

60,791

65,322

PROPERTY, PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT, NET 

19,987

20,126

NET INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL

454,351

450,100

TOTAL  ASSETS

1,174,072

1,125,124

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

   Liabilities to banks and others 

62,031

41,818

   Debentures 

28

-

   Trade payables 

48,556

52,693

   Deferred revenues 

31,710

34,556

   Other accounts payable 

91,481

91,026

   Dividend payable 

121

7,876

Total current liabilities

233,927

227,969

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:

   Liabilities to banks and others 

91,049

108,203

   Debentures 

57,929

-

   Deferred taxes

29,105

31,118

   Deferred revenue

4,625

4,838

   Other long-term payables

12,240

8,044

   Accrued severance pay 

74,385

77,975

Total long-term liabilities

269,333

230,178

REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST

10,633

10,313

EQUITY 

   Formula shareholders' equity

391,299

389,708

   Non-controlling interests

268,880

266,956

Total equity

660,179

656,664

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,174,072

1,125,124

December 31, 2014 Balance Sheet was revised to reflect the acquisition of Insseco by Sapiens, in accordance with the pooling of interest method.

 

 

FORMULA SYSTEMS (1985) LTD.

STANDALONE FINANCIAL DATA HIGHLIGHTS

U.S. dollars in thousands

September 30,

2015

(Unaudited)

Debentures

57,957

Other financial liabilities

51,634

Formula shareholders' equity

391,299

Cash, cash equivalents and short term marketable securities*

77,394

Fair market value of equity holdings in publicly traded subsidiaries

556,440

*

Including $25.8 million net proceeds from offering of Secured  Debentures that were deposited under trustee as of September 30, 2015. 

 

SOURCE Formula Systems



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