Sapiens Reports Q4 2016 Financial Results

Top Quote The software solutions provider announces double-digit growth across all geographies. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 01, 2017 - Holon, Israel - Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, and a member of the Formula Group (NASDAQ: FORTY and TASE: FORT), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter which ended on December 31, 2016.

    Fourth Quarter Highlights:
    GAAP and non-GAAP revenue of $57.1 million, up 17.3% compared to $48.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
    GAAP operating profit totaled $5.6 million (9.8% operating margin), compared to $6.8 million (14.0% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2015.
    Non-GAAP operating profit totaled $7.5 million (13.1% operating margin), compared to $7.4 million (15.1% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2015.
    GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens' shareholders totaled $3.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to $5.9 million or $0.12 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year.
    Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens' shareholders totaled $6.0 million or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to $6.3 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year.
    Cash, cash equivalents and securities investments as of December 31, 2016 were $96.4 million and Sapiens has no debt.

    Full Year Financial Highlights:
    GAAP revenue of $216.2 million, up 16.5% compared to $185.6 million in 2015.
    Non-GAAP revenue increased by 20.6% to $216.2 million compared to $179.3 million in 2015.
    GAAP operating profit totaled $24.8 million (11.5% operating margin), compared to $24.4 million (13.1% operating margin) in 2015.
    Non-GAAP operating profit was $29.6 million (13.7% operating margin), compared to $26.5 million (14.8% operating margin) in 2015.
    GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens' shareholders totaled $19.3 million or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $20.0 million or $0.41 per diluted share in 2015.
    Non-GAAP net income attributable to Sapiens' shareholders reached $24.2 million, or $0.49 per diluted share compared to $22.1 million, or $0.45 per diluted share in the year ago period.

    "Sapiens delivered another solid quarter with double-digit revenue growth and strong performance across all of our offerings and territories, driven by increased demand for our products and services," said Roni Al-Dor, president and CEO of Sapiens. "I am pleased with our continued geographic expansion and our organic growth."

    "On the M&A front, we are very excited about our recently announced acquisition of StoneRiver, Inc. which significantly expands Sapiens' presence and scale in the North American insurance market and accelerates our entry into the U.S. property and casualty (P&C) market," continued Al-Dor. "Overall, we believe this acquisition is completely aligned with our M&A growth strategy to increase our customer base, expand geographically and add complementary solutions to our product portfolio. We are confident that with StoneRiver, we will strengthen our position as a leading and innovative global software solutions provider, offering end-to-end solutions to the global insurance industry."
    Added Al-Dor, "Beyond the acquisition, Sapiens had a very active quarter. Generali Nederland selected Sapiens for its life portfolios, and LB Group chose our Sapiens IDIT P&C suite as its new policy administration solution. Also, we launched a consumer and agent portal for L&A and P&C insurers. In addition, in terms of geographies, we expanded our presence in the Nordic region with a new head office in Copenhagen, and we opened a new local support center in Istanbul, Turkey."

    Mr. Al-Dor concluded, "We are providing our guidance for 2017 full year revenues of $270 to $280 million, or annual growth of 25%-30%, and we expect full-year 2017 non-GAAP operating margins of approximately 13%. This guidance reflects the impact of the StoneRiver acquisition."

    Quarterly Results Conference Call
    Management hosted a conference call and webcast on February 28 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (4:30 p.m. in Israel) to review and discuss Sapiens' results.

    If you were unable to join live, a replay of the call will be accessible until March 10, 2017, as follows:
    North America: 1-888-326-9310; International: +972-3-925-5904

    A recorded version of the webcast will also be available for three months via the Sapiens website, at this web location

    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income attributed to Sapiens shareholders, non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share.

    Sapiens believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Sapiens' financial condition and results of operations. The Company's management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company's performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, for purposes of determining executive and senior management incentive compensation and for budgeting and planning purposes. These measures are used in financial reports prepared for management and in quarterly financial reports presented to the Company's board of directors. The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company's financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

    Management of the Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company's financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgment by management about which expenses and income are excluded or included in determining these non-GAAP financial measures. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures in connection with GAAP results. Sapiens urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing quarterly financial results, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company's business.

    In addition, the Company adjusted revenues and expenses, recorded under U.S. GAAP, of the pre-acquisition date in respect of acquired business from its ultimate parent company. As this transaction is between companies under common control, under U.S. GAAP, it was accounted for under the pooling of interest method. For non-GAAP measurement purposes, the Company excludes the pre-acquisition date revenues and expenses.

    Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables of this release.

    The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net profit, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization, capitalized internal-use software development costs, amortization of internal-use software development costs interest expense, compensation expenses related to acquisition, pre-acquisition revenues and expenses accounted under pooling of interest method, provision for income taxes and other income (expenses). These amounts are often excluded by other companies to help investors understand the operational performance of their business. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measurement of its operating performance because it assists in comparing the operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain non-cash and non-operating items. Adjusted EBITDA reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the operations that the Company believes, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its business.

    About Sapiens
    Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector. We offer core, end-to-end solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. We have a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 200 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of approximately 1,900 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information:

    Forward Looking Statement
    Some of the statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "will", "expects," "believes" and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements (although not all forward-looking statements include such words). These forward-looking statements, which may include, without limitation, projections regarding our future performance and financial condition, are made on the basis of management's current views and assumptions with respect to future events. Any forward-looking statement is not a guarantee of future performance and actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement.

    These statements speak only as of the date they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We operate in a changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all risks that may affect us. For more information regarding these risks and uncertainties, as well as certain additional risks that we face, please refer to the Risk Factors detailed in Item 3 of Part III of our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent reports and registration statements filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Investors and Media Contact:
    Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah
    Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate Communications
    Sapiens International
    US Mobile: +1 201-250-9414
    Mobile: +972 54-9099039
    Email: yaffa.cohen-ifrah ( @ ) sapiens dot com

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