Formula Systems Reports Record-Breaking Revenues of $349 Million for the Third Quarter with 22% Year over Year Growth

 

Revenues for the nine month period increased 23% year over year to $989 million

OR YEHUDA, Israel, Nov. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY), a global information technology holding company engaged, 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 ended September 30, 2017, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017

  • Consolidated revenues for the third quarter increased by 22.3% to a record-breaking $348.6 million, compared to $285.1 million in the same period last year.  
  • Consolidated operating income for the third quarter, decreased by 4.3% to $22.5 million, compared to $23.5 million in the same period last year. The decrease in operating income is attributable to Sapiens' operating income decreasing from $6.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 to $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2017 (when measured in accordance with IFRS) due to amortization of intangible assets following the acquisition of StoneRiver earlier this year and the implementation of a restructuring and cost reduction plan following the halt of a software development project with a significant customer of Sapiens. The restructuring and cost reduction plan included: de-emphasis of non-core activities in APAC and efficiency measures post the halted development project and the integration of StoneRiver. The cost savings primarily included headcount reductions as well as other cost saving measures. Sapiens expects restructuring and cost reduction expenses of up to $5 million for the full year 2017. Excluding the negative impact of Sapiens' results, Formula's operating income increased 15.8% year over year.  
  • Consolidated net income attributable to Formula's shareholders for the third quarter was $5.4 million, or $0.36 per fully diluted share, compared to $5.7 million, or $0. 38 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year. The decrease in net income attributable to Formula's shareholders is mainly attributable to a decrease in Sapiens' net income from $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2016 to $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 (as detailed above) offset by devaluation of long term liabilities to banks and others denominated in New Israeli Shekels, following the erosion of the New Israeli Shekel against the US dollar amounting to $0.4 million compared to an appreciation of long term liabilities to banks and others denominated in New Israeli Shekels amounting to $1.2 million recorded in the same period last year. Excluding the negative impact of Sapiens' results and the positive impact of the devaluation of Formula's long term liabilities to banks and others denominated in New Israeli Shekels, Formula net income increased by approximately 2% year over year.   

Financial Highlights for Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2017

  • Consolidated revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 increased 22.6% to $988.6 million, compared to $806.3 million in the same period last year.
  • Consolidated operating income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 decreased 18.3% to $53.6 million, compared to $65.6 million in the same period last year. The decrease in operating income is attributable to Sapiens' operating income decreasing from $19.5 million recorded in the nine-month period ending September 30, 2016 to an operating loss of $0.2 million recorded in the nine-month period ending September 30, 2017 (when measured in accordance with IFRS) due to the integration of StoneRiver and the implementation of a restructuring and cost reduction plan (as detailed above). Excluding the negative impact of Sapiens' results, Formula operating income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 increased approximately 16.7% year over year.  
  • Consolidated net income attributable to Formula's shareholders for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 was $5.6 million, or $0.37 per fully diluted share, compared to $16.5 million, or $1.10 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year. The decrease in net income attributable to Formula's shareholders is primarily attributable to a decrease in Sapiens' net income from $15.8 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 to a loss of $2.9 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 (as detailed above) and to an appreciation of long term liabilities to banks and others denominated in New Israeli Shekels, following the erosion of the US dollar against the New Israeli Shekel amounting to $5.5 million compared to $1.9 million recorded in the same period last year. Excluding the negative impact of Sapiens' results and the appreciation of Formula's long term liabilities to banks and others denominated in New Israeli Shekels, Formula net income increased by 17.5% year over year.   
  • As of September 30, 2017, Formula held 49.5%, 48.7%, 47.2%, 100%, 50% and 90% of the outstanding ordinary shares of Matrix IT, Sapiens International Corporation N.V, Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., Michpal Micro Computers (1983) Ltd., TSG IT Advanced Systems, and Insync Staffing Solutions, respectively.
  • Consolidated cash, short-term investments in marketable securities and bank deposits totaled approximately $248.7 million as of September 30, 2017. 
  • Total consolidated equity as of September 30, 2017, was $754.3 million (representing 50% of the total balance sheet).
  • As of September 30, 2017, Formula was in compliance with all of its financial covenants under the debentures issued by Formula in September 2015 and under loans granted from other financial institutions.

Comments of Management

"Formula's third quarter results show solid improvement as evidenced by the group's strong revenue growth" said Guy Bernstein, CEO of Formula.

"Matrix crossed the quarterly revenue mark of $200 million for the first time, and achieved growth across all financial indicators. Matrix reported record-breaking revenues of $203.7 million and $576.4 million in the third quarter and in the first nine months of 2017, reflecting an increase of 13.2% and 12.4% year over year, respectively. Matrix's financial strength, its position in the market and its thousands of experts with the experience and knowledge at its disposal, enable Matrix to provide its customers with innovative technologies and solutions that address the challenges of the market.

Sapiens' third quarter results demonstrate another quarter of double-digit revenue growth and incremental progress. Sapiens reported record-breaking revenues of $72 million reflecting a year over year increase of 28%, with non-GAAP operating margin improving from 4.7% in the previous quarter to 12.5%. This solid improvement is primarily a result of the successful integration of StoneRiver (Sapiens' recent acquisition) and the implementation of cost-saving measures enacted following the halt of the development project that Sapiens reported in the first quarter. Sapiens is maintaining its guidance for 2017 full year revenues of $265 to $275 million (on a non-GAAP basis), which is expected to be on the higher end. Sapiens is also maintaining its expectations for full-year operating profit margin between 9-10% (on a non-GAAP basis), which is expected to be on the lower end.

Magic continued its double-digit growth momentum through the third quarter and first nine months of 2017 with strong performance in sales and revenues across its products and professional services. It enjoyed revenues of $66 million and non-GAAP operating income of $9.1 million for the third quarter, up 21% and 17% respectively year over year, driven primarily by organic growth. Due to better visibility, Magic narrowed its revenue guidance to between $250 million and $255 million for the full-year 2017, up from their prior guidance of between $245 million and $255 million. Magic's ever-growing portfolio, including Magic xpc iPaaS Platform, its most recent release, provides both the solutions and services needed by enterprises to succeed in today's digital marketplace.

TSG (held jointly by Formula and Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI")) together with IAI, were declared winners of Israel's Ministry of Defense (IMOD) tender as part of the "IDF Network" program for leading the transfer of the IDF's computers infrastructure (currently operating in dozens of locations) to centralized, advanced data centers and will consolidate dozens of computer centers, currently scattered across the country, and establish modern computer centers. Six leading Israeli and international technology groups competed in the tender. The scope of the project is estimated at hundreds of millions of shekels over the next decade. This win is the largest technological tender in the history of the IDF and the IMOD.

We are excited about Michpal's market opportunity following the release of a new product and a new service line - "Michpal Pension" and "Michpal PensionPlus". These solutions enable all employers to digitally report their employees' pension fund payments to their respective pension funds as required by law (all employers who employ more than 21 employees required to digitally report their pension fund payments from February 1, 2018 ; employers with no more than 20 employees will be required from February 1, 2019)".

About Formula

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

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 PROFIT OR LOSS







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
















Three months ended



Nine months ended





September 30, 



September 30, 





2017


2016



2017


2016





Unaudited



Unaudited




Revenues 

348,629


285,080



988,600


806,307




Cost of revenues 

271,434


217,170



772,588


615,881




Gross profit 

77,195


67,910



216,012


190,426




Research and development costs, net 

10,076


5,717



29,459


15,447




Selling, general and administrative expenses 

44,628


38,701



132,948


109,401




Operating income 

22,491


23,492



53,605


65,578




Financial expenses, net 

(4,044)


(4,224)

(*)


(18,950)


(9,258)

(*)


Income before taxes on income 

18,447


19,268

(*)


34,655


56,320

(*)


Taxes on income 

5,504


4,883



11,834


15,400




Income after taxes

12,943


14,385

(*)


22,821


40,920

(*)


Equity in gains of affiliated companies, net 

107


599



517


791




Net income 

13,050


14,984

(*)


23,338


41,711

(*)


Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests

772


706

(*)


1,644


1,343

(*)


Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 

6,882


8,618

(*)


16,080


23,921

(*)


Net income attributable to Formula's shareholders 

5,396


5,660

(*)


5,614


16,447

(*)














Earnings per share (basic)

0.38


0.40



0.39


1.16




Earnings per share (diluted)

0.36


0.38



0.37


1.10
















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

14,374,579


14,231,627



14,338,590


14,195,915




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

15,539,781


15,514,378



14,697,459


15,494,645




























(*) Immaterial adjustment of comparative data
























 











FORMULA SYSTEMS (1985) LTD.









CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION






U.S. dollars in thousands












September 30,




December 31,





2017




2016





(Unaudited)





 ASSETS








CURRENT ASSETS:









Cash and cash equivalents 



234,400




238,161


Marketable securities



14,311




37,516


Short-term deposits 



38




13


Trade receivables 



359,037




308,338


Other accounts receivable 



48,231




45,678


Inventories 



5,120




3,953

Total current assets



661,137




633,659










LONG-TERM ASSETS:









Marketable securities 



-




17,228


Deferred taxes



16,199




15,227


Prepaid expenses and other assets



16,102




14,390

Total long-term assets



32,301




46,845










INVESTMENTS IN COMPANIES ACCOUNTED FOR 








   AT EQUITY METHOD



24,704




24,080










PROPERTY, PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT, NET 



27,836




26,130










INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET AND GOODWILL



774,224




627,605










Total assets



1,520,202




1,358,319










CURRENT LIABILITIES:









Liabilities to banks and other financial institutions



105,637




84,760


Debentures 



3,898




3,274


Trade payables 



76,014




80,114


Deferred revenues 



59,651




37,030


Employees and payroll accruals  



99,071




90,709


Other accounts payable 



45,298




41,889


Dividend payable 



5,015




7,070


Liabilities related to business combinations



4,484




8,119


Redeemable non-controlling interests



6,105




6,073

Total current liabilities



405,173




359,038










LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:









Liabilities to banks and other financial institutions



104,419




115,529


Other long-term liabilities



10,218




9,384


Debentures, net of current maturities



132,994




55,441


Deferred taxes



43,649




30,939


Deferred revenues



8,452




4,697


Liabilities related to business combinations 



2,650




9,611


Liability in respect to capital lease



-




108


Employee benefit liabilities



9,378




6,174


Redeemable non-controlling interests



48,982




43,556

Total long-term liabilities



360,742




275,439










EQUITY 









Formula Systems (1985) equity



351,037




336,387


Non-controlling interests



403,250




387,455

Total equity



754,287




723,842










TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



1,520,202




1,358,319










 

FORMULA SYSTEMS (1985) LTD.








STANDALONE FINANCIAL DATA HIGHLIGHTS







U.S. dollars in thousands


































September 30,


December 31,








2017


2016








(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)























Debentures





58,552


58,715













Other financial liabilities




37,711


46,564













Formula shareholders' equity




351,037


336,387













Cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities



13,182


43,537













Fair market value of equity holdings in publicly traded subsidiaries 


818,013


725,860






















 

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