Bottomline Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter Results

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that helps make complex business payments simple, smart and secure, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Subscription and transaction revenues were $79.1 million for the fourth quarter, up 11%, or 13% on a constant currency basis, as compared to the fourth quarter of last year.  Revenues overall for the fourth quarter were $108.2 million, up 2%, or 3% on a constant currency basis, as compared to the fourth quarter of last year.  Constant currency growth is calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows. 

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $3.6 million, which was 3% of overall revenue. GAAP net income per share was $0.09 in the fourth quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $25.0 million, which was 23% of overall revenue.  Core earnings per share was $0.34 for the fourth quarter.  Adjusted EBITDA and core earnings per share are calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.

“Bottomline delivered a solid fourth quarter performance,” said Rob Eberle, President and CEO. “We had notable customer wins across our banking and business payments platforms as customers continued to choose Bottomline for innovative and highly secure business payments solutions. Our product strategy and execution are targeted to drive sustained growth for years to come.”

We have presented supplemental non-GAAP financial measures as part of this earnings release. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. Core net income, core earnings per share, constant currency information, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue are all non-GAAP financial measures.

Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items, specifically amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, minimum pension liability adjustments, non-core charges associated with certain debt instruments, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation and other costs, and other non-core or non-recurring benefits or expenses that may arise from time to time.

Non-core charges associated with our debt instruments consist of amortization of debt issuance and debt discount costs. Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with business and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs for transitional employees or services and integration related professional services costs, and other incremental charges we incur as a direct result of acquisition and integration efforts. Global ERP system implementation and other costs relate to direct and incremental costs incurred in connection with our multi-phase implementation of a new, global ERP solution and the related technology infrastructure and costs related to our implementation of the new revenue recognition standard under US GAAP.

Periodically, such as in periods that include significant foreign currency volatility, we present certain metrics on a “constant currency” basis to show the impact of period to period results normalized for the impact of foreign currency rate changes. We calculate constant currency information by translating prior period financial results using current period foreign exchange rates.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue represent our GAAP net income or loss, adjusted for charges related to interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and other charges, as noted in the reconciliation that follows.

We believe that these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for an evaluation of the company with a focus on the performance of its core operations, including more meaningful comparisons of financial results to historical periods and to the financial results of less acquisitive peer and competitor companies. Our executive management team uses these same non-GAAP financial measures internally to assess the ongoing performance of the company. Additionally, the same non-GAAP information is used for planning purposes, including the preparation of operating budgets and in communications with our board of directors with respect to our core financial performance. Since this information is not a GAAP measurement of financial performance, there are material limitations to its usefulness on a stand-alone basis, including the lack of comparability of this presentation to the GAAP financial results of other companies.

A reconciliation of core net income to GAAP net income for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

A reconciliation of our diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP diluted net income per share for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

A reconciliation of our non-GAAP weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net income per share for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

The table below is a comparative summary of our total revenues and our subscription and transaction revenues shown with a constant currency growth rate:

A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

A reconciliation of GAAP net income as a percent of revenue to adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

Bottomline Technologies, Paymode-X and the BT logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. which are registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

In connection with this earnings release and our associated conference call, we will be posting additional material financial information (such as financial results, non-GAAP financial projections and non-GAAP to GAAP reconciliations) within the “Investors” section of our website at .

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Globe Newswire: 21:00 GMT Thursday 8th August 2019

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