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QAD Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Financial Results

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — May 29, 2014 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturers, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended April 30, 2014.

Total revenue grew 11 percent to $68.5 million for the fiscal 2015 first quarter, up from $61.9 million for the same quarter last year. License revenue increased to $6.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up from $6.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Subscription revenue grew to $6.2 million, up from $4.0 million for last year’s fiscal first quarter, driven by continued growth of sales in the QAD Enterprise Cloud. Maintenance and other revenue rose to $36.1 million, up from $35.2 million for last year’s fiscal first quarter. Professional services revenue increased to $19.6 million, up from $16.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Net loss for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was approximately breakeven, or $0.01 per Class A share and $0.00 per Class B share. Net loss for the fiscal 2014 first quarter totaled $1.3 million, or $0.08 per Class A share and $0.07 per Class B share.

“QAD’s first quarter results reflect growth across all business lines, which resulted in higher than expected revenue. Cloud momentum is continuing with solid bookings during the quarter,” said Karl Lopker, Chief Executive Officer of QAD Inc. “Our recent Explore customer conference in New Orleans was very successful, with strong customer interest in upgrades and moving to the Cloud. We expect a positive environment for manufacturing and remain optimistic about the remainder of the year.”

Gross profit for the fiscal 2015 first quarter equaled $37.1 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, compared with $33.3 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, for the fiscal 2014 first quarter.

Total operating expenses amounted to $36.8 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, for the fiscal 2015 first quarter, versus $35.0 million, or 57 percent of total revenue, for the same quarter last year.

Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $298,000, which included $876,000 in stock compensation expense. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, operating loss was $1.7 million, which included $944,000 in stock compensation expense.

QAD’s cash and equivalents balance increased to $78.2 million at April 30, 2014, up from $76.0 million at January 31, 2014. Cash provided by operations for the fiscal 2015 first quarter was $3.2 million, compared with $12.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Highlights:

  • Received orders from 21 customers representing more than $500,000 each in combined license, maintenance, subscription and professional services billings, including five orders in excess of $1.0 million, of which two orders were in excess of $2.0 million;
  • Received License or Cloud orders from companies across QAD’s six vertical markets, including: Apotex Nederland B.V., Autoliv, Inc., Biomet, Inc., DS Smith Plc, FINDUS France, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., KYB Suspensions Europe, S.A., Quality Packaging, Sunrise Medical Limited, Thales Nederland BV, Vascutek Ltd., Yanfeng Visteon, and Zertus GmbH;
  • QAD’s CEBOS Division released the latest versions of MQ1 Elements and QAD Quality Management Suite, our Cloud Electronic Quality Management Solution (EQMS), and signed a multi-plant deal with a major global automotive company;
  • Named ERP Customer Experience Leader by <[hidden] style="display: none; ">Consumer Goods Technology Magazine readers; and
  • Held our EXPLORE Global Customer Conference in New Orleans, rated best ever by attendees.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of fiscal 2015, QAD anticipates total revenue of approximately $70 million and earnings of approximately $0.05 per diluted Class A share and $0.04 per diluted Class B share. For fiscal 2015, QAD continues to expect revenue growth at a rate similar to that which it achieved in fiscal 2014, and earnings roughly equal to fiscal 2014 levels.

Calculation of Earnings Per Share

EPS is reported based on the company’s dual-class share structure, and includes a calculation for both Class A and Class B shares. Since Class A shares have rights to 120% of dividends paid on Class B shares, net income is apportioned so that earnings per share attributable to a Class A share are 120% of earnings per share attributable to a Class B share.

Investor Conference Call

QAD management will host an investor conference call today at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) to review the company’s financial results and operations for the fiscal 2015 first quarter. The conference call will be webcast live and is accessible through the investor relations section of QAD’s web site at, where it will be available for approximately one year. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 800-230-1059 (domestic) or 612-234-9959 (international). A replay of the call will be accessible through midnight June 5, 2014 by dialing 800-475-6701 (domestic) or 320-365-3844 (international), passcode 318938.

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About QAD

QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 30 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements; including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the Cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

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For additional information, contact:

John Neale
QAD Sr. Vice President & Treasurer
+1 805 566 5117
Laurie Berman/Matt Sheldon
PondelWilkinson Inc.
+1 310 279 5980

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