Quality Systems, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results
Company Also Appoints Michael Aghajanian to Board of Directors
The Company reported revenues of $460.2 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, an increase of 7 percent versus $429.8 million for the 2012 fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Net income for fiscal 2013 was $42.7 million, a decrease of 44 percent when compared with net income of $75.7 million for fiscal 2012. Fully diluted earnings per share for the 2013 fiscal year was $0.72, down 44 percent from $1.28 for the 2012 fiscal year.
Revenues for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter reached $111.3 million, up 2 percent when compared with $109.0 million for the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year.
In light of recent operating results of the Company's Hospital Division, management performed a comprehensive operational review of that business unit in the latter part of the fourth quarter and, accordingly, revised its operating plans to incorporate additional investment in development, implementation and support. This investment will initially impact near-term profitability of the unit. Management is committed to realizing the substantial opportunity it perceives exists in the small hospital market and is confident in the strength its product and service offerings bring to the sector. As a result of this operational review and an updated assessment of the fair value of the business unit's goodwill, the Company recorded a goodwill impairment charge to income of $17.4 million for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter.
Net loss for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter was $4.1 million versus net income of $15.1 million for the comparable period a year ago. Fully diluted loss per share was ($0.07) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 versus earnings per share of $0.25 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Excluding the impairment charge, pro forma net income for fiscal 2013 was $59.1 million with fully diluted earnings per share of $0.99. Pro forma net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $12.3 million with fully diluted earnings per share of $0.21.
"We are moving forward with the reorganizational plan we put in place during fiscal 2013, and are increasing our opportunities to leverage cross selling, especially on the RCM Services side. We also saw positive momentum in our bookings of products and services during the fourth quarter, including record RCM bookings, which is affording us a great start in the new fiscal year," said Steven T. Plochocki, president and chief executive officer.
"While this takes time, we are confident in our growth strategy and our ancillary products and services that cater to today's changing healthcare models," Plochocki concluded.
In other news, Quality Systems reported that Michael Aghajanian was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective May 22, 2013. Aghajanian fills one of the two vacancies on the Board after recent resignations of two board members. Aghajanian was also appointed to serve on the Board's Transaction Committee.
Aghajanian, age 55, brings more than 30 years of engineering and operational experience to the company. He is an adjunct professor in the engineering department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute ("WPI") and a frequent lecturer and supporter of the Office of Executive Education at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine ("UCI"). Previously, Aghajanian held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath ("PRTM"), a management consultant company providing services in the areas of operational strategy, supply chain management, product innovation and customer experience excellence, culminating in his role as President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his educational work with WPI and UCI, since his retirement from PRTM, Aghajanian has served on the board of directors of several for-profit and charitable organizations, including serving as the Chairman of Cimtek, Inc., a provider of functional testing of electronics, and on the boards of directors of Nexiant, Inc., a provider of MRO inventory solutions, and the Orange County Technology Action Network, an organization devoted to fueling technology growth in Orange County, Calif.
Aghajanian earned a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in technology management from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
"We welcome Michael to our Board. His operational and leadership experience as well as his expertise in strategic direction will prove beneficial, particularly during a time of refocus as we reorganize the Company to take better advantage of opportunities within the changing healthcare landscape. We look forward to Michael's contributions," Plochocki noted.
Quality Systems also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of seventeen and one-half cents ($0.175) per share on the Company's outstanding shares of common stock, payable to shareholders of record as of June 14, 2013 with an anticipated distribution date of July 5, 2013. The $0.175 per share cash dividend is pursuant to the Company's current policy to pay a regular quarterly dividend on the Company's outstanding shares of common stock, subject to further Board review and approval, and establishment of record and distribution dates by the Board prior to the declaration and payment of each such quarterly dividend.
The Company will hold its 2013 Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM local time. The meeting will be held at The Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, Calif., 92612. Holders of record as of June 17, 2013 are eligible to vote and attend. Proxy materials and the 2013 Annual Report will be made available to shareholders of record and will also be posted on the Company's website at www.qsii.com.
Quality Systems will host a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and year-end results on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET (7:00 AM PT). All participants should dial 1-877-941-6010 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. International callers should dial 1-480-629-9643. To hear a live Web simulcast or to listen to the archived webcast following completion of the call, please visit the Company's website at www.qsii.com, click on the "Investors" tab, then select "Conference Calls," to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please dial 800-406-7325 or 303-590-3030 and enter reservation identification number 4620344. The replay will be available from approximately 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 23, 2013, through 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
A transcript of the conference call will be made available on the Company's website at www.qsii.com.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.
SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, statements regarding future events, developments, the Company's future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future (including, without limitation, statements concerning revenue, net income and earnings per share). Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause the results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements are set forth in Part I, Item A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, including but not limited to: the volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; seasonal patterns of sales and customer buying behavior; impact of incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; undetected errors or bugs in software; product liability; changing economic, political or regulatory influences in the health-care industry; changes in product-pricing policies; availability of third-party products and components; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; changes of accounting estimates and assumptions used to prepare the prior periods' financial statements; and general economic conditions. A significant portion of the Company's quarterly sales of software product licenses and computer hardware is concluded in the last month of a fiscal quarter, generally with a concentration of such revenues earned in the final ten business days of that month. Due to these and other factors, the Company's revenues and operating results are very difficult to forecast. A major portion of the Company's costs and expenses, such as personnel and facilities, are of a fixed nature and, accordingly, a shortfall or decline in quarterly and/or annual revenues typically results in lower profitability or losses. As a result, comparison of the Company's period-to-period financial performance is not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
This news release contains certain non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures which are provided only as supplemental information. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with the comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or a substitute for, U.S. GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure in the accompanying financial tables. Other companies may calculate non-GAAP measures differently than Quality Systems, which limits comparability between companies.
The Company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP measures, such as pro forma net income and Days Sales Outstanding ("DSO"), provides useful supplemental information to investors and management regarding the Company's financial condition and results. Pro forma net income is calculated by excluding the goodwill impairment charge from net income (loss) before provision for income taxes and the product is adjusted pre-tax income. From the adjusted pre-tax income amount, the tax provision (excluding the tax effect of the impairment) is deducted and the result is pro forma net income. The Company calculates DSO as follows: net revenue for the quarter is annualized (multiplied by four) and then divided by 365 days to yield an average daily sales amount. The balance of accounts receivable, net of any reserves for bad debts, is then divided by that average daily sales amount resulting in the DSO.
|QUALITY SYSTEMS, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)|
Three Months Ended March 31,
|Year Ended March 31,|
|Software, hardware and supplies||$||17,109||$||26,562||$||88,572||$||122,407|
|Implementation and training services||7,161||8,270||35,008||26,391|
|Electronic data interchange services||15,653||13,081||59,709||49,259|
|Revenue cycle management and related services||15,317||11,402||59,219||45,572|
|Maintenance, EDI, RCM and other services||87,025||74,162||336,649||281,037|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Software, hardware and supplies||5,695||4,976||21,750||18,399|
|Implementation and training services||7,023||6,179||30,896||21,298|
|Total cost of system sales||12,718||11,155||52,646||39,697|
|Electronic data interchange services||10,099||8,606||38,350||32,422|
|Revenue cycle management and related services||10,980||8,608||43,324||34,295|
|Total cost of maintenance, EDI, RCM and other services||35,579||30,786||137,006||111,526|
|Total cost of revenue||48,297||41,941||189,652||151,223|
|Selling, general and administrative||38,308||34,195||148,353||128,846|
|Research and development costs||8,231||8,907||30,865||31,369|
|Amortization of acquired intangible assets||1,194||653||4,859||2,198|
|Impairment of goodwill||17,400||-||17,400||-|
|Total operating expenses||65,133||43,755||201,477||162,413|
|Income (loss) from operations||(2,135||)||23,298||69,100||116,199|
|Interest income (expense)||(93||)||35||(107||)||247|
|Other income (expense), net||36||261||(79||)||(139||)|
|Income (loss) before provision for income taxes||(2,192||)||23,594||68,914||116,307|
|Provision for income taxes||1,898||8,521||26,190||40,650|
|Net income (loss)||$||(4,090||)||$||15,073||$||42,724||$||75,657|
|Net income (loss) per share:|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Dividends declared per common share||$||0.175||$||0.175||$||0.700||$||0.700|
|Proforma net income *||$||12,292||$||59,106|
|Proforma net income per diluted share||$||0.21||$||0.99|
|* Net income excluding the Q4 2013 impairment charge and the estimated tax impact of such charge.|