NexJ Systems Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

TORONTO, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), a provider of enterprise customer management solutions to the financial services industry, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Highlights

  • $8.1 M in revenue for the first quarter represents 30% growth over the same period in the prior year
  • $282,000 in Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter is an improvement from the Adjusted EBITDA loss of $788,000 in the same period prior year
  • $13.2 M cash balance at the end of the quarter

"I am pleased with our strong first quarter results with 30% revenue growth and improved profitability," said William M. Tatham, Chief Executive Officer of NexJ. "This builds on the momentum established in 2015."

Conference Call Information
NexJ will be hosting an earnings report conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. The call can be accessed via webcast or by phone by dialing 647-427-7450 (Toronto local or international) or 1-888-231-8191 (North America Toll Free). Investors should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the teleconference is scheduled to begin.

A replay of the call will be available beginning today at 8:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2016 and can be accessed by dialing 416-849-0833 (Toronto local) or toll free at 1-855-859-2056 and using password 88654841.

NexJ Systems Inc.

First Quarter Financial Results

(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

(Unaudited)


 Quarter ended 


Quarter ended


March 31, 2016*


March 31, 2015*


Revenue:

$


$


License and subscription fees

1,067


1,049


Professional services

5,121


3,959


Maintenance and support

1,900


1,210


8,088


6,218

Expenses:





Professional services

3,125


2,675


Research and development

2,115


1,833


Sales and marketing

1,134


1,175


General and administrative

1,432


1,323


7,806


7,006


Adjusted EBITDA

282


(788)



Loss from discontinued operation*

252


992


Impairment of loan receivable

641


-


Share-based payment expense

350


81


Depreciation and amortization

212


467

Loss from operations

(1,173)


(2,328)



Foreign exchange loss (gain)

873


(626)


Finance income

(18)


(40)

Net loss for the period

(2,028)


(1,662)



*As of January 25, 2016, the Healthcare business unit was spun-off as a new corporation;
the net of revenue and expenses for Healthcare have been presented as part of the loss
from discontinued operation for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

 


 

Non-IFRS Measures
This news release includes certain measures that have not been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin which are used to evaluate the Company's operating performance as a complement to results provided in accordance with IFRS.  The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company's main business activities prior to taking into consideration how those activities are financed and taxed and also prior to taking into consideration asset depreciation and the other items listed below.

The term "Adjusted EBITDA" refers to net income (loss) before adjusting for loss from discontinued operation, share-based payment expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment charge on non-financial assets, impairment of loan receivable, lease-exit charges, net, earn-out expense (recovery), foreign exchange gain (loss), finance income, finance costs, and income taxes.  The loss from discontinued operation represents the results of operations of the Healthcare business, as separate segment of the Company, which was spun off on January 25, 2016 and which have been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA because the Company is no longer in the Healthcare business and the Healthcare business's current and historical results do not represent the operating performance of the Company for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Adjusted EBITDA for the comparative period in 2015 has also been adjusted accordingly.  The impairment of loan receivable has been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA because the loan advanced to the Healthcare business is an interim loan until such time the Healthcare business secures financing and does not represent the operating performance of the Company for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  "Adjusted EBITDA margin" refers to the percentage that Adjusted EBITDA for any period represents as a portion of total revenue for that period.  

The term Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are not measures recognized by IFRS and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS.  Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.  Investors are cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin should not be construed as an alternative to net income (loss) as determined in accordance with IFRS.

About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ Systems provides enterprise customer management solutions to the financial services industry. Our solutions include industry-specific customer relationship management (CRM) for multi-channel engagement and collaboration; customer process management (CPM) for client onboarding and KYC; and customer data management (CDM) to deliver a holistic view of customers across line of business and regional data silos. Our solutions integrate information from multiple systems into a unified view to help firms better understand and share information about their customers to increase loyalty, drive cross-sell and improve the customer experience.

Based in Toronto, NexJ has clients throughout North America, Asia Pacific and in Europe. For more information about NexJ visit www.nexj.com, e-mail info@nexj.com, or call 416-222-5611. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or hang out with us on Google+.

NexJ Forward-looking Statement
Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the financial conditions, and results of operations and earnings, may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "should", "will", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "plans", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws.  These statements are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the Company operates.  These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different.  The Company's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the date of this press release, may provide to be inaccurate and consequently the Company's actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.

Actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following: (i) the future performance, financial and otherwise, of NexJ; (ii) the ability of NexJ to protect, maintain and enforce its intellectual property rights; (iii) the acceptance by the Company's customers and the marketplace of new technologies and solutions; (iv) the Company's growth and profitability prospects; (v) the estimated size and growth prospects of the CRM market; (vi) the Company's competitive position in the CRM market and its ability to take advantage of future opportunities in this market; (vii) the Company's ability to attract new customers and develop and maintain existing customers; and (viii) the demand for the Company's product and the extent of deployment of the company's products in the CRM marketplace.  Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances.

The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) our dependence on a limited number of customers and large project size; (ii) fluctuation in our quarterly operating results; (iii) our dependence on key personnel and our compensation structure; (iv) risks associated with managing large and complex software implementation projects; (v) uncertainties and assumptions in our sales forecasts, including the extent to which sales proposals are converted into sales; (vi) risks associated with our ability to design, develop, test, market, license and support our software products on a timely basis; (vii) market acceptance of our products and services; (viii) commercial success of products resulting from our investment in research and development; (ix) our success in expanding sales into new international markets; * risks associated with expansion into healthcare and other new industry verticals; (xi) competition in our industry; (xii) failure to protect our intellectual property or infringement of intellectual property rights of third parties; (xiii) reliance upon a limited number of third-party software products to develop our products; (xiv) defects or disruptions in our products and services; (xv) currency exchange rate fluctuations; (xvi) lengthy sales cycles for our software; (xvii) global financial market conditions; (xviii) failure to manage our growth successfully; and (xix) failure to successfully manage and integrate acquisitions.

For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015 dated February 18, 2016, and other securities filings with the Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com.  Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

NexJ Systems Inc.




Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position



(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)




(Unaudited)









March 31, 2016


December 31, 2015





Assets





$


$

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

13,228


14,699


Accounts receivable

7,720


8,274


Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,094


968


Assets held for distribution

-


962

Total current assets

22,042


24,903





Non-current assets:





Property and equipment

2,395


2,102


Goodwill

1,753


1,753


Other assets

260


260

Total non-current assets

4,408


4,115





Total assets

26,450


29,018





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity








Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

4,681


5,424


Deferred revenue

4,920


4,382


Provisions

223


223


Current portion of finance lease liability

148


-


Liabilities held for distribution

-


964

Total current liabilities

9,972


10,993





Non-current liabilities:





Accrued liabilities

840


658


Provisions

168


224


Finance lease liability

271


-


Deferred revenue

-


304

Total non-current liabilities

1,279


1,186





Total liabilities

11,251


12,179





Shareholders' equity:





Share capital

83,243


83,094


Share purchase loans

(3,622)


(3,622)


Contributed surplus

6,581


6,293


Deficit

(71,003)


(68,926)

Total shareholders' equity

15,199


16,839





Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

26,450


29,018





NexJ Systems Inc.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Quarter ended


March 31,


2016*

2015*



 (Restated) 

Revenue:

$

$


License fees

1,067

1,049


Professional services

5,121

3,959


Maintenance and support

1,900

1,210


8,088

6,218




Expenses:




Professional services

3,226

2,702


Research and development, net

2,229

1,866


Sales and marketing

1,151

1,181


General and administrative, net

1,762

1,805


Impairment of loan receivable

641

-


9,009

7,554




Loss from operations:

(921)

(1,336)





Foreign exchange gain

(873)

626


Finance income

18

40


(855)

666




Loss from continuing operations

(1,776)

(670)

Loss from discontinued operation*

(252)

(992)




Loss for the period and comprehensive loss 

(2,028)

(1,662)




Loss per share:




Basic and diluted from continuing operations

$

(0.09)

$

(0.03)


Basic and diluted from discontinued operation

(0.01)

(0.05)


Basic and diluted

(0.10)

(0.08)




Weighted average number of common



shares outstanding, in thousands:




Basic and diluted

20,300

20,459




*Share-based payment expense has 



been included in expenses as follows:




Professional services

$

101

$

27


Research and development, net

114

33


Sales and marketing

17

6


General and administrative, net

118

15





$

350

$

81



*As of January 25, 2016, the Healthcare business unit was spun-off as a new corporation;
the net of revenue and expenses for Healthcare have been presented as part of the loss
from discontinued operation for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

 

NexJ Systems Inc.




Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows




(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)




(Unaudited)









 Quarter ended 


 Quarter ended 


March 31, 2016*


March 31, 2015*




 (Restated) 

Cash flows from (used in) operating activities:

$


$

Loss for the period:

(2,028)


(1,662)

Adjustments for:





Impairment of loan receivable

641


-


Depreciation and amortization

212


467


Share-based payment expense

350


81


Finance income

(18)


(40)


Foreign exchange loss (gain)

170


(448)


Loss from discontinued operation

252


992

Change in non-cash operating working capital:





Accounts receivable

628


1,096


Prepaid expenses and other assets

(130)


(552)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and provisions

(711)


(556)


Deferred revenue

213


(751)


(421)


(1,373)

Net cash flows used in discontinued operation

(270)


(958)

Net cash flows used in operating activities

(691)


(2,331)





Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:





Repurchase of common shares

(48)


-


Proceeds from exercise of stock options

135




Payment of finance lease liability

(25)


-

Net cash flows from financing activities

62


-





Cash flows from (used in) investing activities:





Purchase of property and equipment

(9)


-


Advances to NexJ Health Inc.

(641)


-


Distribution, net of cash

(40)


-


Interest received

18


40

Net cash flows from (used in) investing activities

(672)


40






Effects of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(170)


448






Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(1,471)


(1,843)





Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

14,699


18,298





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

13,228


$

16,455





Supplemental cash flow information:





Acquisition of property and equipment not yet paid for

$

94


$

13


Acquisition of property and equipment under finance lease

$

444


$

-







*The quarter ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 figures have been presented for the classification
of the Healthcare business as a discontinued operation.

 

SOURCE NexJ Systems Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: Matthew Bogart, 416-227-3708, matthew.bogart@nexj.com

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