NexJ Systems Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

TORONTO, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Financial Highlights for Q2 2015

  • Financial Services revenue was $7.2 million, up 4% Y/Y, with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) of $142K compared to adjusted EBITDA of $267 for Q2, 2014
  • Healthcare revenue was $167K compared to $81K for the comparative period in 2014, with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) loss of $1.1 million, an improvement compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.0 million for Q2, 2014
  • Total revenue was $7.4 million, up 5% Y/Y with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) loss of $1.2 million or $(0.06) per share (basic and diluted), an improvement compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.9 million or $(0.09) per share (basic and diluted) for Q2, 2014
  • Net loss of $2.3 million or $(0.11) per share (basic and diluted), an improvement compared to a net loss of $2.5 million or $(0.12) per share (basic and diluted) for Q2, 2014
  • As part of ongoing expense controls, NexJ executed a sub-lease arrangement which will save the Company approximately $1 million in future costs over the remaining lease term ending December 31, 2017

Financial Highlights for Year-to-Date 2015

  • Financial Services revenue was $13.4 million, up 8% Y/Y, with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) loss of $0.4 million, an improvement compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.8 million for Q2, 2014
  • Healthcare revenue was $292K compared to $1.8 million for the comparative period in 2014, with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) loss of $2.4 million, an improvement compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.9 million for Q2, 2014
  • Total year-to-date revenue was $13.7 million, down 4% Y/Y, with adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) loss of $3.3 million or $(0.16) per share (basic and diluted), an improvement compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $4.2 million or $(0.21) per share (basic and diluted) for Q2, 2014
  • Net loss of $4 million or $(0.20) per share (basic and diluted), an improvement compared to a net loss of $4.4 million or $(0.22) per share (basic and diluted) for Q2, 2014

Strategic Direction

  • NexJ will spin-off the healthcare business into a separate entity and is moving ahead with a financing for this business.  We have significant interest and commitment from major shareholders to participate in this financing
  • NexJ will seek TSX approval to re-institute a Normal Course Issuer Bid

"We are pleased to have achieved growth and profitability in our financial services business this quarter," said William M. Tatham, Chief Executive Officer of NexJ.  "We are confident the strategic direction we are taking will help us achieve the full potential of both businesses."

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 August 7, 2015 and can be accessed by dialing 416-849-0833 (Toronto local) or toll free at 1-855-859-2056 and using password 86442176.

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 share-based payment expense, depreciation and amortization, lease-exit charges, net, earn-out expense (recovery), foreign exchange gain/loss, finance income, finance costs and income taxes.  "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.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):


 


Three months ended

June 30,


Six months ended

June 30,

2015

2014


2015

2014


(in thousands of dollars, except

 percentages)


(in thousands of dollars, except

 percentages)







Total revenue

$7,353

$6,975


$13,696

$14,280







Net loss

(2,347)

(2,526)


(4,009)

(4,412)

Add back:






Share-based payment expense

117

43


198

174

Depreciation and amortization

522

443


1,051

847

Lease-exit charges, net

351


351

(625)

Earn-out recovery


(398)

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

174

155


(452)

(57)

Finance income

(29)

(68)


(69)

(151)

Finance Cost

39


39

Deferred tax recovery

(16)


(16)







Adjusted EBITDA

(1,228)

(1,914)


(3,344)

(4,185)

Adjusted EBITDA margin

(17%)

(27%)


(24%)

(29%)







 

About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ is a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.  Our next-generation, people-centered software combines industry-specific functionality with information from multiple applications and data stores to provide comprehensive knowledge of the individual.

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, 2014 dated February 19, 2015, 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)













June 30, 2015


December 31, 2014





Assets





$


$

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

14,122


18,298


Accounts receivable

7,994


7,853


Prepaid expenses and other assets 

1,672


1,448

Total current assets

23,788


27,599





Non-current assets:





Property and equipment

2,155


2,472


Intangible assets 

1,074


1,756


Goodwill 

2,617


2,617


Other assets 

260


260

Total non-current assets

6,106


7,105





Total assets

29,894


34,704





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity








Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

4,656


4,619


Deferred revenue

3,901


4,726


Provisions

258


121


Earn-out liability

280


678

Total current liabilities

9,095


10,144





Non-current liabilities:





Accrued liabilities

543


391


Provisions

386


234


Deferred tax liability

-


16


Deferred revenue

-


238

Total non-current liabilities

929


879





Total liabilities

10,024


11,023





Shareholders' equity:





Share capital 

83,306


83,306


Share purchase loans 

(3,622)


(3,622)


Contributed surplus 

5,981


5,783


Deficit

(65,795)


(61,786)

Total shareholders' equity

19,870


23,681









Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

29,894


34,704

 

 

NexJ Systems Inc.






Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss





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





(Unaudited)



















Three Months ended June,


Six Months ended June,


2015

2014


2015

2014







Revenue:

$

$


$

$


License and subscription fees

1,400

1,277


2,537

1,568


Professional services

4,661

4,211


8,647

9,713


Maintenance and support

1,292

1,487


2,512

2,999


7,353

6,975


13,696

14,280







Expenses*:







Professional services

3,324

3,082


6,205

6,857


Research and development, net

2,180

2,469


4,610

5,144


Sales and marketing

1,625

1,731


3,184

3,291


General and administrative, net

2,442

2,093


4,641

3,569


Earn-out recovery

-

-


(398)

-


9,571

9,375


18,242

18,861







Loss from operations:

(2,218)

(2,400)


(4,546)

(4,581)








Foreign exchange gain (loss) 

(174)

(155)


452

57


Finance income 

29

68


69

151


Finance costs

-

(39)


-

(39)


(145)

(126)


521

169







Loss before income taxes

(2,363)

(2,526)


(4,025)

(4,412)







Income tax recovery







Current

-

-


-

-


Deferred

16

-


16

-







Net Loss and comprehensive loss 

(2,347)

(2,526)


(4,009)

(4,412)







Loss per share:







Basic and diluted

(0.11)

(0.12)


(0.20)

(0.22)













Weighted average number of 






common shares outstanding:







Basic and diluted

20,459

20,415


20,459

20,348













*Share-based payment expense has 






been included in expenses as follows:







Professional service

25

36


52

81


Research and development, net

52

(33)


85

17


Sales and marketing

21

23


27

37


General and administrative, net

19

17


34

39








117

43


198

174

 

NexJ Systems Inc.




Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows




(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)




(Unaudited)








Six Months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014









2015


2014





Cash flows from (used in) operating activities:

$


$


Loss for the period:

(4,009)


(4,412)


Adjustments for:






Depreciation and amortization

1,051


847



Share-based payment expense

198


174



Finance income

(69)


(151)



Finance cost

-


39



Deferred tax recovery

(16)


-



Foreign exchange loss (gain)

(246)


11



Earn-out recovery

(398)


-


Change in non-cash operating working capital:






Accounts receivable

(141)


1,058



Prepaid expenses and other assets

(224)


319



Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and provisions

439


(1,818)



Deferred revenue

(1,063)


(2,066)

Net cash flows used in operating activities

(4,478)


(5,999)





Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:






Repurchase of common shares

-


(218)



Repayment of bank indebtedness

-


(66)



Repayment of loan

-


(496)



Interest paid

-


(3)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

-


(783)





Cash flows from (used in) investing activities:






Purchase of property and equipment

(13)


(63)



Interest received

69


151

Net cash flows from investing activities

56


88






Effects of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

246


(11)







Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(4,176)


(6,705)





Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

18,298


29,293





Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

14,122


22,588





Supplemental cash flow information:





Acquisition of property and equipment not yet paid for

39


193

 

SOURCE NexJ Systems Inc.

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

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