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QAD Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-- August 27, 2013. 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 2014 second quarter ended July 31, 2013.

Total revenue increased to $65.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, up from $61.0 million for the same quarter of fiscal 2013. License revenue grew to $8.6 million for the fiscal 2014 second quarter, up from $6.9 million for the second quarter last year. Maintenance and other revenue rose to $34.3 million, up from $33.9 million for the second quarter last year. Subscription revenue, which includes QAD’s On Demand deployment option, grew to $4.5 million, up from $3.7 million for last year’s second fiscal quarter. Professional services revenue equaled $17.9 million, an increase from $16.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Revenue related to DynaSys and CEBOS, which were acquired in June and December 2012, respectively, totaled $2.2 million for the fiscal 2014 second quarter. DynaSys contributed $1.1 million in revenue for the fiscal 2013 second quarter.

Net income for the fiscal 2014 second quarter was $1.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted Class A share and $0.07 per diluted Class B share. Net income for the fiscal 2013 second quarter totaled $1.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted Class A share and $0.05 per diluted Class B share.

“Our results this quarter reflect solid performance across all of our business lines,” said Karl Lopker, Chief Executive Officer of QAD. “In particular, our emerging On Demand business has shown impressive growth year-to-date with bookings reaching full fiscal 2013 levels in just the first six months of this year. We are continuing to focus on this high-growth area, and believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the ongoing transition to cloud-based ERP solutions.”

Gross profit for the fiscal 2014 second quarter equaled $36.4 million, or 56 percent of total revenue, compared with $34.0 million, or 56 percent of total revenue, for the fiscal 2013 second quarter.

Total operating expenses amounted to $34.9 million, or 54 percent of total revenue, for the fiscal 2014 second quarter, versus $32.4 million, or 53 percent of total revenue, for the same quarter last year. Expenses related to DynaSys and CEBOS totaled $3.4 million for the fiscal 2014 second quarter. Expenses related to DynaSys were $1.2 million for the fiscal 2013 second quarter.

Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $1.5 million, which included $1.6 million in stock compensation expense. For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, operating income was $1.6 million, including $1.4 million in stock compensation expense.

For the first six months of fiscal 2014, total revenue rose to $127.1 million, up from $124.7 million for the first six months of fiscal 2013. The company reported breakeven performance for the fiscal 2014 year-to-date period. Net income for the fiscal 2013 year-to-date period was $2.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted Class A share and $0.15 per diluted Class B share.

During the fiscal 2014 second quarter, QAD paid quarterly dividends totaling $2.2 million in cash.

QAD’s cash and equivalents balance increased to $69.4 million at July 31, 2013, from $65.0 million at January 31, 2013. Cash provided by operations for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $13.1 million, compared with $11.4 million for the first six months of fiscal 2013.

2014 Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Received orders from 18 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;
  • Received license or On Demand orders from companies across QAD’s six vertical markets, including: Asteelflash Group SA, Autoliv Asia Management, General Mills India, Pvt. Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, JW Measurement Company, KYB, Reed-Lane, Inc., Saint Gobain, Sharp Corporation, Sunrise Medical Limited, TS Tech Americas Inc., VION ICT Services Ltd., and Xomox International;
  • Enhanced the quality control and traceability frameworks in QAD Enterprise Applications to make it easier for life sciences manufacturers to ensure drug authenticity, product safety and quality control including support of the Federal Drug Administration’s new regulations regarding unique device identification (UDI);
  • Delivered a collaborative support portal for QAD’s demand and supply chain planning solutions to help customers synchronize, view, analyze, simulate, and understand all supply chain data across all users; and,
  • Earned a top “Logistics IT Provider” spot from Inbound Logistics magazine for the second consecutive year for its Precision Software division.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal 2014, QAD anticipates total revenue of approximately $65 million and earnings of approximately $0.07 per diluted Class A share and $0.06 per diluted Class B share.

Subsequent to quarter-end, QAD became aware of new information in relation to its California Research and Development tax credits. As a result, the company may record a non-cash charge to income tax expense of up to $2.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The company is in the process of assessing the impact, if any, of this new information and this guidance does not include the effect of the potential charge.

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 2014 second quarter. The conference call will be webcast live and is accessible through the investor relations section of QAD’s web site at www.qad.com, 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 September 4, 2013 by dialing 800-475-6701 (domestic) or 320-365-3844 (international), passcode 297006.

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About QAD

QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and life sciences products. QAD applications provide critical functionality for managing manufacturing resources and operations within and beyond the enterprise, enabling global manufacturers to collaborate with their customers, suppliers and partners to make and deliver the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. For more information about QAD, telephone +1 805-566-6000, or visit the QAD web site at www.qad.com.

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For additional information, contact:

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

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expects”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “could”, “will likely result”, “estimates”, “intends”, “may”, “projects”, “should”, and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and future conditions. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, evolving demand for the company's software products and products that operate with the company's products; the company's ability to sustain license and service demand; the company's ability to leverage changes in technology; the company's ability to sustain customer renewal rates at current levels; the publication of opinions by industry and financial analysts about the company, its products and technology; the reliability of estimates of transaction and integration costs and benefits; the entry of new competitors or new offerings by existing competitors and the associated announcement of new products and technological advances by them; delays in localizing the company's products for new or existing markets; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales as a result of lengthy sales cycles; changes in operating expenses, pricing, timing of new product releases, the method of product distribution or product mix; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; general economic conditions; exchange rate fluctuations; and, the global political environment. In addition, revenue and earnings in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry are subject to fluctuations. Software license revenue, in particular, is subject to variability with a significant proportion of revenue earned in the last month of each quarter. Given the high margins associated with license revenue, modest fluctuations can have a substantial impact on net income. Investors should not use any one quarter's results as a benchmark for future performance. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and the industries in which it operates, please refer to the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2013 ended January 31, 2013, and in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.