Formula Systems Reports Record-Breaking Third Quarter Revenues and Operating Results for 2016

2016-11-14

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Or Yehuda, Israel, November 14, 2016Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY), a global information technology holding company engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services and computer-based business solutions and developing proprietary software, today announced its results for the third quarter of 2016 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2016 (in accordance with IFRS)

  • Revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, increased 18% to $285.1 million, compared to $241.1 million in the same period last year.
  • Consolidated operating income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, increased 53% to $23.5 million, compared to $15.3 million in the same period last year. 
  • Consolidated net income attributable to Formula’s shareholders for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, increased 19% to $5.7 million, or $0.38 per fully diluted share, compared to $4.8 million, or $0.33 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
  • As of September 30, 2016, Formula held 50.0%, 48.9%, 47.3% and 50% of the outstanding ordinary shares of Matrix IT, Sapiens International Corporation N.V, Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. and TSG IT Advanced Systems, respectively.

Financial Highlights for Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2016 (in accordance with IFRS)

  • Consolidated revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, increased 12% to $806.3 million, compared to $719.8 million in the same period last year.
  • Consolidated operating income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, increased 19.5% to $65.6 million, compared to $54.9 million in the same period last year. 
  • Consolidated net income attributable to Formula’s shareholders for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, increased 17% to $16.5 million, or $1.1 per fully diluted share, compared to $14.1 million, or $0.95 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
  • Consolidated cash, short-term and long-term investments in marketable securities, and bank deposits totaled approximately $260.3 million as of September 30, 2016. 
  • Total consolidated equity as of September 30, 2016, was $754.3 million (representing 60% of the total balance sheet).
  • As of September 30, 2016, Formula was in compliance with all of its financial covenants.

Comments of Management

Commenting on the results, Guy Bernstein, CEO of Formula Systems, said, “We are very pleased to report another quarter of excellent results across our entire portfolio. We saw strong double-digit growth and improved performance across all of Sapiens' offerings and territories this quarter, with revenues up over 20% to a record-breaking $56.5 million and non-GAAP operating profit reaching $7.3 million or 13% operating margin. Sapiens' growth is driven by strong demand from both existing and new customers. Sapiens remains committed to its recently increased 2016 revenue guidance of $211-$215 million, reflecting an annual growth rate of 18%-20%. Matrix’s Q3 revenues and operating profit reached an all-time high of approximately $168.4 million and $12.5 million, respectively. This growth came from all areas including its traditional business and its expansion into high-growth sectors including cyber, cloud, mobile, Big Data and digital solutions. Matrix is continuing to implement its strategic growth plan to remain at the forefront of technologies by expanding its US business with two US acquisitions that were made after the end of the third quarter. Magic reported record-breaking quarterly revenues of $54.5 million and Non-GAAP operating income of $7.7 million, reflecting 20% and 17% growth year over year, respectively. The growth of Magic from existing activities and acquisitions shows that the company is providing the software and services that enterprises need to succeed in today’s digital environment and we are encouraged by Magic’s ability to continue improving its performance and profitability. Magic reaffirmed its full-year revenue guidance of $195-$200 million, reflecting an annual growth rate of 11-13%.”

Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)

In accordance with Formula’s May 2016 announcement that it will report its financial results under IFRS as of January 1, 2016 (date of adoption), the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Financial Position and Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss for the third quarter and first nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 and the comparative periods of 2015 are also reported under IFRS.

The main difference between IFRS and US GAAP reporting, as it applies to the Company, relates to the consolidation of the results of operations of subsidiaries. Under US GAAP, companies are evaluated for consolidation purposes based on voting interests, to determine whether the reporting entity controls and therefore consolidates them. Under US GAAP, the majority voting interest holder of a company (i.e., ownership of more than 50% of the outstanding voting shares of an entity) consolidates that company. Upon transitioning to reporting based on IFRS, the Company consolidated the results of operations of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. and Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. over which it has effective control (“de facto control”), as required under IFRS. “De facto control” exists when the Company’s rights in such entities are sufficient to give it power to have the practical ability to direct the relevant activities of such entities even where it does not have more than 50% of the voting power therein. The Company believes that consolidating the results of operations of entities over which it has “de facto control” provides more consistency in accounting treatment and financial reporting over future periods, whether or not the Company's interest in these entities exceeds 50% (but provided that, and for as long as, it has “de facto control” over such entities). The concept of “de facto control” does not exist under US GAAP. The Company believes that this change provides shareholders with information that better reflects the Company's operations through the subsidiaries that it effectively controls.  

About Formula

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. is a global information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products, and providing computer-based business solutions.

For more information, visit www.formulasystems.com.

Press Contact:

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.

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Except for any historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this press release might include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Regarding any financial statements, actual results might vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both locally and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in Formula's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.