Shanghai, Atlanta, August 25, 2011 — CDC Software Corporation (NASDAQ: CDCS), a global enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud deployments, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, Non-GAAP revenue(a) was $56.5 million and Non-GAAP net income(a) was $2.2 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to Non-GAAP revenue of $54.0 million and Non-GAAP net income of $8.0 million, or $0.28 per share in the second quarter of 2010.
In the second quarter of 2011, Adjusted EBITDA(a) was $5.2 million, compared to $11.4 million in the same period in 2010. In the second quarter of 2011, CDC Software continued to invest in sales and marketing and research and development (R&D) for both its on-premise and cloud segments. In addition, increased litigation expenses impacted earnings in the quarter. GAAP gross profit was $30.2 million and gross margin was 54 percent in the second quarter of 2011, compared to $27.9 million in gross profit and gross margin of 53 percent in the first quarter of 2011. DSO (days sales outstanding) in the second quarter of 2011 was 69 days, compared to 80 days for the second quarter of 2010.
Total Non-GAAP recurring revenue(a), which CDC Software defines as Non-GAAP maintenance(a) plus SaaS revenue, increased to $30.7 million in the second quarter of 2011, from $27.8 million in the second quarter of 2010. Second quarter 2011 services revenue was $15.4 million, compared to $16.1 million in the second quarter of 2010. During the second quarter of 2011, approximately 33 percent of license revenue was derived from North America, 48 percent from EMEA, and 19 percent from Asia/Pacific.
Application sales, which is comprised of license revenue plus Secured Total Contract Value (STCV) for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sales secured, was $16.2 million during the second quarter of 2011, compared to $13.5 million in the second quarter of 2010. Application sales for the second quarter of 2011 included license revenue of $8.7 million and record STCV, or bookings, for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sales of $7.5 million, compared to license revenue of $8.8 million and STCV of $4.7 million in the second quarter of 2010. Second quarter 2011 STCV marks record bookings since the company started its cloud business in the fourth quarter of 2009. STCV is the contract dollar amount for the duration of the contracts for all SaaS contracts secured, including new logo contracts, upsell, rental, as well as all renewals received by the end of the quarter.
Second quarter 2011 Total Contract Backlog (TCB) increased to $148.0 million, compared to $144.7 million, in the first quarter of 2011. TCB is defined as the sum of the remaining revenue value of SaaS and term license or rental contracts through the end of their respective term, the value of contracted renewals for current SaaS and rental contracts based on 12 months of value, plus maintenance revenues from existing contracts over the previous 12 months.
For the second quarter of 2011, CDC Software’s Cloud business segment reported Non-GAAP revenue of $6.7 million, an increase of approximately 18 percent from $5.7 million in the second quarter of 2010. The Cloud segment reported negative Adjusted EBITDA of $348,000 in the second quarter of 2011, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $379,000 in the second quarter of 2010, due to increased investment activities.
Overall, earnings for CDC Software in the second quarter of 2011 have continued to be impacted by increased investments in sales and marketing, R&D as well as increased litigation expenses. The company expects that earnings will continue to be impacted going forward by expenses related to ongoing litigation as well as costs associated with the investigation being undertaken by the special committee of the board of directors.
“We are pleased with our Q2 2011 results, including an improvement in revenue on a sequential quarterly basis as well as the growth in our pipeline,” said Bruce Cameron, president of CDC Software. “While our cloud business has been seeing good progress from a revenue growth perspective, we are evaluating the synergies of each of our completed cloud acquisitions with respect to the company’s cross-sell strategy, as well as how each of these businesses impacts the company’s overall profitability both in the short and longer term. Indeed, our profitability in Q2 2011 was impacted primarily by continued increases in spending for sales and marketing, product engineering and litigation, however, we believe that we have also continued to position ourselves for higher organic growth in our business. With higher spending in sales and marketing, we have already seen increases in our sales pipeline.”
Cameron added, “Notable sales wins included a seven digit renewal and add-on SaaS deal of CDC TradeBeam for a leading clothing retailer, and key new logo customers for CDC Factory that included a leading cosmetic and beauty company, as well as a chemical manufacturer, both new markets for this business.”
During the second quarter of 2011, CDC Software introduced several new products and version upgrades for its core on-premise ERP, supply chain management and complaint management applications. New products included Pivotal Customer Service and Support, a new service and support module developed on the innovative Pivotal 6 platform, and a major technology upgrade of its Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution. Also, CDC gomembers’ on-premise not-for-profit enterprise solution introduced its Social Community and Mobile Membership application, a new social media application that can be accessed via a user’s mobile devices.
CDC Respond, a complaint and feedback management suite of solutions launched a new module, Proactive Case Management (PCM), which helps organizations comply with recent legal and regulatory changes in the U.K.
New cloud products delivered in the second quarter of 2011 included TradeBeam GTM 2.5, a new version release of its global trade management solution featuring improved reporting and classification for screening purposes, and a new version upgrade of CDC eCommerce was offered that included extensive search capabilities for online shopping which further expanded the breadth of its multichannel offerings.
Major on-premise sales wins in the second quarter of 2011 included a seven digit CDC Respond deal to a large installed-base customer in the U.K. Another major deal for Q2 2011 included a CDC Factory sale to a new customer, a leading global cosmetics and beauty company. During the second quarter of 2011, three of the top five SaaS deals were from the company’s TradeBeam product line, and included a seven figure deal with a major clothing retailer.
Another key part of CDC Software’s growth strategy for both its on-premise and Cloud businesses is its indirect channels. For example, the company’s Strategic Alliance Program, which started in the fourth quarter of 2009, reported record OEM sales, comprised of on-premise revenue plus the STCV of SaaS contracts, in the second quarter 2011 of $901,000, an increase of more than 460 percent compared to the second quarter of 2010. The company signed a new reciprocal OEM partnership with Global Range, a provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions that includes CDC Software’s Event Management Framework, a real-time alerting and proactive event detection and resolution workflow solution, and Global Range’s integration adaptors.
Between August 2009 and June 30, 2011, CDC Software, management, Peter Yip and family members and certain affiliates of the company, have purchased an aggregate of approximately 1.6 million shares at an average price of $7.75 per share. The Company has continued to repurchase its shares in the open market through a 10b5-1 trading plan.
As previously announced, the company’s chief executive officer, Peter Yip is on administrative leave and John Clough, chairman of CDC Software, is serving as interim CEO for the company.
“We are pleased with our solid top line results and the progression of our cloud business in the second quarter of 2011,” said John Clough, interim CEO of CDC Software. ”While our profitability has been impacted by a variety of factors mentioned earlier, we plan to continue evaluating our investment programs relative to our expansion plans, including further investment in the cloud, as well as growth in regions like Brazil, Russia, India, and China. While there are currently negative drivers in the global economy which are beyond our control, we plan to focus on cash preservation and growth as we execute on our corporate strategy.”
Revised 2010 Information:
Results provided herein for 2010 have been revised from those previously reported in the company’s press releases due to certain year-end adjustments required to be made in connection with the audit of its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010.
The revisions recorded by the company included a $123.9 million goodwill impairment charge, $113.1 million of which related to its on-premise business and $10.8 million of which related to its Cloud business. The company also recorded a $1.3 million impairment charge for identifiable intangible assets in its on-premise segment and $7.5 million of tax related purchase accounting adjustments relating to the company’s TradeBeam acquisition. Furthermore, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, management has accrued an expected loss contingency of $10.0 million related to the ongoing litigation between the company’s subsidiary, Ross Systems, Inc, and Sunshine Mills, Inc. as of December 31, 2010, which is subject to further revision. Additional adjustments relate to changes in estimates which impacted the reserves for litigation settlements, purchase consideration payables, and valuation of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities.
The Company's senior management will host a conference call for financial analysts and investors, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM EDT.
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Special Note Regarding CDC Software Financial Results
The financial results provided herein apply only to CDC Software Corporation, a subsidiary of CDC Corporation. These financial results do not apply to, and are not indicative of, the consolidated financial results of CDC Corporation, or the financial results of CDC Games Corporation, China.com, Inc. or any of their respective subsidiaries. Investors are cautioned not to place reliance on the financial results set forth herein for purposes of any investment decision with respect to the shares of CDC Corporation, and should read the foregoing in conjunction with the reports and other materials filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission by CDC Corporation and CDC Software Corporation, from time to time.
About CDC Software
CDC Software (NASDAQ: CDCS), The Customer-Driven Company™, is a global enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud deployments. Leveraging a service-oriented architecture (SOA), CDC Software offers multiple delivery options for their solutions including on-premise, hosted, cloud-based SaaS or blended-hybrid deployment offerings. CDC Software’s solutions include enterprise requirements planning (ERP), manufacturing operations management, enterprise manufacturing intelligence, supply chain management (demand management, order management and warehouse and transportation management), global trade management, eCommerce, human capital management, government and not-for-profit, customer relationship management (CRM), complaint management, business intelligence/analytics and aged care solutions.
CDC Software’s acquisitions are part of its “integrate, innovate and grow” strategy. Fueling the success of this strategy is the company’s global scalable business and technology infrastructure featuring multiple complementary applications and services, domain expertise in vertical markets, cost effective product engineering centers in India and China, a highly collaborative and fast product development process utilizing Agile methodologies, and a worldwide network of direct sales and channel operations. This strategy has helped CDC Software deliver innovative and industry-specific solutions to more than 10,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, government, real estate, financial services, health care, and not-for-profit industries. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
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