Company Achieves Year-Over-Year Software Revenue Growth of 31%, Consolidated Revenue Growth of 24% and Record Bookings
SALT LAKE CITY – May 2, 2013 – inContact, Inc., the leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center agent optimization tools, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
“Q1 was the strongest bookings quarter in inContact’s history, fueled by the increasing momentum of cloud adoption and our growing win rate in larger enterprise deals. We closed a total of 57 contracts, 39 with new customers and 18 with existing customers,” said Paul Jarman, inContact CEO. “In addition, we continued to experience very positive momentum in our reseller channel during the quarter.”
Software segment revenue totaled $16.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $3.9 million or 31% from $12.3 million in Q1 2012. Telecom segment revenue for Q1 2013 was $15.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $2.2 million or 17% from $13.3 million in Q1 2012, driven by increases in software-related telecom revenue. This increase marks the tenth consecutive quarter that software and software related telecom revenue has increased.
Consolidated revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $31.6 million versus $25.6 million for the same period in 2012, an increase of 24%.
The Q1 2013 Software segment gross margin was 60% versus 59% in Q1 2012, and excluding non-cash charges, non-GAAP Software segment gross margin was 72% for the quarter, versus 71% in Q1 2012. This increase in gross margin is principally attributable to revenue increases in 2013 as well as operational efficiencies and leverage in international infrastructure investments made in Q4 of 2011. First quarter 2013 Telecom segment gross margin was 35% versus 30% in Q1 2012.
Consolidated gross margin percentage was 48% in the first quarter compared to 44% for the same period in 2012. Excluding non-cash charges, consolidated gross margin was 55% for the first quarter compared to 51% for the same period in 2012.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation (“Adjusted EBITDA”) for the first quarter 2013 was $2.2 million versus $816,000 during the same period in 2012. Our increase in Adjusted EBITDA is primarily due to the increase in margins discussed above. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure management believes provides important insight into our operating results (see reconciliation of non-GAAP measures below).
Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $1.2 million, or ($0.02) per share, as compared to a net loss of $1.9 million or ($0.04) per share for the same period in 2012. This improvement in net results is due to the items mentioned above.
Jarman concluded, “We are experiencing great traction across a wide variety of vertical markets, and are seeing an increasing frequency of large enterprises moving to the cloud. We are extremely encouraged by our strong start to the year and are well positioned to meet our guidance and growth commitments for the remainder of 2013.”
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
We will host a conference call to discuss our first quarter 2013 financial results later today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific).
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An audio file of the call will be available after May 3, 2013 on the inContact Investor Relations website at http://investor.incontact.com, in the Webcasts and Presentations section. A replay of the call will be available via telephone after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time today and until May 9, 2013:
Toll-free replay number: 1-877-870-5176
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All statements included in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on inContact’s current expectations, estimates and projections about inContact’s industry, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding projected results of operations and management’s future strategic plans. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.
The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with inContact’s business model; our ability to develop or acquire, and gain market acceptance for new products, including our new sales and marketing and voice automation products, in a cost-effective and timely manner; the gain or loss of key customers; competitive pressures; its ability to expand operations; fluctuations in its earnings as a result of the impact of stock-based compensation expense; interruptions or delays in our hosting operations; breaches of our security measures; its ability to protect our intellectual property from infringement, and to avoid infringing on the intellectual property rights of third parties; and its ability to expand, retain and motivate our employees and manage its growth. Further information on potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in inContact’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports of Form 10-Q, and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date they are made. inContact undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.
We operate under two business segments: Software and Telecom. The Software segment includes all monthly recurring revenue related to the delivery of our software applications, plus the associated professional services and setup fees and revenue related to quarterly minimum purchase commitments through July 2014, from a related party reseller. The Telecom segment includes all voice and data long distance services provided to customers.
For segment reporting, we classify operating expenses as either “direct” or “indirect.” Direct expense refers to costs attributable solely to either selling and marketing efforts or research and development efforts. Indirect expense refers to costs that management considers to be overhead in running the business. Management evaluates expenditures for both selling and marketing and research and development efforts at the segment level without the allocation of overhead expenses, such as rent, utilities and depreciation on property and equipment.
Operating segment revenues and profitability for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 were as follows (in thousands - unaudited):
RECONCILIATION of NON-GAAP MEASURES:
“Adjusted EBITDA” is Earnings Before deductions for Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation. “Gross Margin Before deductions for Depreciation and Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation” is Gross Margin before deductions for Depreciation and Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation. Neither are measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Adjusted EBITDA and Gross Margin Before deductions for Depreciation and Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation are provided for the use of the reader in understanding our operating results and are not prepared in accordance with, nor does it serve as an alternative to GAAP measures and may be materially different from similar measures used by other companies. While not a substitute for information prepared in accordance with GAAP, management believes that this information is helpful for investors to more easily understand our operating financial performance. Management also believes these measures may better enable an investor to form views of our potential financial performance in the future. These measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results prepared in accordance with GAAP.
inContact is the cloud contact center software leader, helping organizations around the globe create high quality customer experiences. inContact is 100% focused on the cloud and is the only provider to combine cloud software with an enterprise-class telecommunications network for a complete customer interaction solution. Winner of Frost & Sullivan 2012 North American Cloud Company of the Year in Cloud Contact Center Solutions, inContact has deployed over 1,300 cloud contact center instances. To learn more, visit www.inContact.com.
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