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QAD Reports Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter and Year-To-Date Financial Results

-- Subscription Revenue Growth Continues to Drive Transformation to the Cloud; Second Quarter Recurring Revenue 78 Percent of Total; Subscription Gross Margin Improves to 65 Percent --

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- August 26, 2020 -- QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter and first six months ended July 31, 2020.

Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Financial Results:

Total revenue for the fiscal 2021 second quarter was $74.1 million, compared with $76.4 million for the fiscal 2020 second quarter, reflecting expected reductions in license, professional services and maintenance revenue, partially offset by an increase in subscription revenue. Currency had a $1.4 million negative impact on total revenue compared with last year’s second quarter. Fiscal 2021 second quarter subscription revenue grew 20 percent (22 percent on a constant currency basis) from the same period last year, and equaled 42 percent of total revenue, an 8-percentage point increase over last year’s second quarter.

Additional fiscal 2021 second quarter financial results versus the same period last year, include:

  • Subscription revenue of $31.1 million, up from $25.9 million. Currency had a $400,000 negative impact.
  • Subscription gross margin of 65 percent, versus 62 percent.
  • License revenue of $3 million, compared with $3.5 million. Currency had a $57,000 negative impact.
  • Professional services revenue of $13.5 million, versus $17.4 million. Currency had a $454,000 negative impact.
  • Professional services gross margin improved to 3 percent from negative 4 percent in the prior-year quarter.
  • Maintenance revenue of $26.5 million, compared with $29.6 million. Currency had a $486,000 negative impact.
  • GAAP pre-tax income of $500,000, versus a GAAP pre-tax loss of $3.4 million. Revenue mix and expense management measures, including actions taken as a result of COVID-19, helped drive bottom line improvements.
  • Non-GAAP pre-tax income of $4.5 million, compared with $43,000.
  • GAAP net income of $60,000, or $0.00 per Class A and Class B share, versus a GAAP net loss of $13.3 million, or $(0.69) per Class A share and $(0.57) per Class B share.

“I was pleased to see our strong sales performance this quarter continuing to drive our transformation to the cloud. Subscription revenue growth of 22% on a constant currency basis and overall recurring revenue approaching 80% are testaments to the success of our strategy and the strength of our solutions,” said Anton Chilton, QAD’s Chief Executive Officer. “Steady increases in cloud gross margin combined with our continued focus on prudent cost management have yielded solid improvement to our bottom line financial results.”

Fiscal 2021 Six-Month Financial Results:

Total revenue for the first half of fiscal 2021 was $148.2 million, compared with $154.4 million for the same period last year. Currency had a $3.4 million negative impact on total revenue. Subscription revenue grew 21 percent (23 percent on a constant currency basis) to $61.8 million for the fiscal 2021 year-to-date period, compared with $51.2 million for the fiscal 2020 year-to-date period. GAAP pre-tax income was $1.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared with a GAAP pre-tax loss of $5.9 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020. GAAP net loss was $350,000 million, or ($0.02) per Class A share and ($0.01) per Class B share, for the first half of fiscal 2021. GAAP net loss for the first half of fiscal 2020 was $16.5 million, or ($0.86) per Class A share and ($0.71) per Class B share. Non-GAAP pre-tax income was $7.8 million, compared with breakeven last year.

QAD's cash and equivalents balance at July 31, 2020 was $140.7 million, versus $136.7 million at January 31, 2020. Cash provided by operations for the first six months of fiscal 2021 was $16 million, compared with $14.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Operational Highlights:

  • Received orders from 25 customers representing more than $500,000 each in combined subscription, license, maintenance and professional services billings, including 11 orders exceeding $1 million;
  • Received cloud or license orders from companies across QAD’s six vertical markets, including: ANCA Pty Ltd, Associated British Foods, Caterpillar Inc., Clarios, GKN Plc, Kompan AS, Mitek Industries Inc., Ology Bioservices, Inc., Opal Packaging Australia Pty Ltd, Oras Oy, Teleflex Inc., Uniline Australia Limited, Wells Vehicle Electronics, and Zealand Pharma Inc.;
  • Announced enhancements to QAD Adaptive ERP and related solutions to help global manufacturers rapidly respond to industry disruption;
  • Enhanced partner network with the addition of Infosys, who will provide functional consulting and implementation for QAD customers globally; and
  • QAD Precision released the next-generation version of its global trade and shipping software.

Business Outlook:

The Company’s business outlook assumes current foreign exchange rates for the remainder of the quarter. Consistent with the guidance provided for the fiscal 2021 second quarter, QAD is providing guidance for subscription and maintenance revenue for the fiscal 2021 third quarter as follows:

  • Subscription revenue of $32.5 million.
  • Maintenance revenue of $26 million.

Calculation of Earnings per Share (EPS)

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.

Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

When: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET)
Phone: 844-739-3990 (domestic); 412-317-5719 (international)
Replay: Accessible through midnight September 2, 2020; 877-344-7529 (domestic); 412-317-0088 (international); replay access code 10146415
Webcast: Accessible at www.qad.com; archive available for approximately one year

Note about Non-GAAP Financial Measures

QAD has disclosed non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margins and non-GAAP pre-tax income in this press release for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2021. These are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. QAD defines the non-GAAP measures as follows:

  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA - EBITDA is GAAP net income before net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA less stock-based compensation expense and the change in the fair value of the interest rate swap.
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margins - Calculated by dividing non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA by total revenue.
  • Non-GAAP pre-tax income - GAAP income before income taxes not including the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of purchased intangible assets and the change in fair value of the interest rate swap.

QAD’s management uses non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the business and believes that presenting non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors regarding the company’s underlying business trends and performance of the company’s ongoing operations as well as useful metrics for monitoring the company’s performance and evaluating it against industry peers. The non-GAAP financial measures presented should be used in addition to, and in conjunction with, results presented in accordance with GAAP, and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the company’s consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure in evaluating the company.

Tables providing a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures are included at the end of this press release.

QAD non-GAAP measures reflect adjustments based on the following items:

Stock-based compensation expense: The company has excluded the effect of stock-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP pre-tax income calculations. Although stock-based compensation expense is calculated in accordance with current GAAP and constitutes an ongoing and recurring expense, such expense is excluded from non-GAAP results because it is not an expense which generally requires cash settlement by QAD, and therefore is not used by the company to assess the profitability of its operations. The company also believes the exclusion of stock-based compensation expense provides a more useful comparison of its operating results to the operating results of its peers.

Amortization of purchased intangible assets: The company amortizes purchased intangible assets in connection with its acquisitions. QAD has excluded the effect of amortization of purchased intangible assets, which include purchased technology and customer relationships, from its non-GAAP pre-tax income calculation, because doing so makes internal comparisons to the company’s historical operating results more consistent. In addition, the company believes excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets provides a more useful comparison of its operating results to the operating results of its peers.

Change in fair value of the interest rate swap: The company entered into an interest rate swap to mitigate its exposure to the variability of one-month LIBOR for its floating rate debt related to the mortgage of its headquarters. QAD has excluded the gain/loss adjustments to record the interest rate swap at fair value from its non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP pre-tax income calculations. The company believes that these fluctuations are not indicative of its operational costs or meaningful in evaluating comparative period results because the company currently has no intention of exiting the debt agreement early; and therefore over the life of the debt the sum of the fair value adjustments will be $0.

About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. To survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 29 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand and supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE) and quality management system (QMS) to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit www.qad.com or call +1 805-566-6000. Find us on TwitterLinkedInFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

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

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, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the company's business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are based on the company's current expectations. Words such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "could," "will likely result," "estimates," "intends," "may," "projects," "should," "would," "might," "plan" and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. 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: risks associated with the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic or other catastrophic events that may harm our business; adverse economic, market or geo-political conditions that may disrupt our business; our cloud service offerings, such as defects and disruptions in our services, our ability to properly manage our cloud service offerings, our reliance on third-party hosting and other service providers, and our exposure to liability and loss from security breaches; demand for the company's products, including cloud service, licenses, services and maintenance; pressure to make concessions on our pricing and changes in our pricing models; protection of our intellectual property; dependence on third-party suppliers and other third-party relationships, such as sales, services and marketing channels; changes in our revenue, earnings, operating expenses and margins; the reliability of our financial forecasts and estimates of the costs and benefits of transactions; the ability to leverage changes in technology; defects in our software products and services; third-party opinions about the company; competition in our industry; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; economic conditions in our vertical markets and worldwide; exchange rate fluctuations; and the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and factors that may affect our forward-looking statements, please refer to the company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and, in particular, the section entitled "Risk Factors" therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter. Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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