Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
May 2, 2017

Jack Henry & Associates Ends Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 With 6% Increase In Revenue

MONETT, Mo., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY), a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, today announced third quarter fiscal 2017 results. 

Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased to $353.8 million, a 6% increase over the third quarter of fiscal 2016.  Gross profit also increased 6% to $147.0 million and net income increased 11% to $60.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted share. 

Revenue for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 increased 6% over the nine months ended March 31, 2016 to $1,047.3 million, with a gross profit increase of 7% to $447.7 million.  Net income totaled $181.1 million, an increase of 10% over the prior year-to-date period, with diluted earnings per share of $2.31.

According to David Foss, President and CEO, "We are happy to report another strong quarter of revenue and operating income growth, both in line with guidance provided last quarter.  Our sales teams continue to have a very solid year through our third quarter and our fourth quarter has started out very well as it appears all three brands should exceed their quota targets for the fiscal year. I want to thank all of our associates for all their efforts to produce these results."

Operating Results

Revenue, cost of sales, and gross profit results for the quarter were as follows:

Revenue, Cost of Sales, and Gross Profit
(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


Nine Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


2017



2016




2017



2016



Revenue










License

$

516



$

292


77

%


$

2,059



$

2,530


(19)

%

  Percentage of Total Revenue

< 1

%


< 1

%



< 1

%


< 1

%


Support and Service

342,769



319,649


7

%


1,013,331



947,615


7

%

  Percentage of Total Revenue

97

%


96

%



97

%


96

%


Hardware

10,482



13,245


(21)

%


31,959



37,532


(15)

%

  Percentage of Total Revenue

3

%


4

%



3

%


4

%


Total Revenue

353,767



333,186


6

%


1,047,349



987,677


6

%











Cost of Sales










Cost of License

280



193


45

%


591



873


(32)

%

Cost of Support and Service

198,844



184,527


8

%


576,006



541,230


6

%

Cost of Hardware

7,603



9,553


(20)

%


23,039



26,279


(12)

%

Total Cost of Sales

206,727



194,273


6

%


599,636



568,382


5

%











Gross Profit










License Gross Profit

236



99


138

%


1,468



1,657


(11)

%

  License Gross Profit Margin

46

%


34

%



71

%


65

%


Support and Service Gross Profit

143,925



135,122


7

%


437,325



406,385


8

%

  Support and Service Gross Profit Margin

42

%


42

%



43

%


43

%


Hardware Gross Profit

2,879



3,692


(22)

%


8,920



11,253


(21)

%

  Hardware Gross Profit Margin

27

%


28

%



28

%


30

%


Total Gross Profit

$

147,040



$

138,913


6

%


$

447,713



$

419,295


7

%

  Gross Profit Margin

42

%


42

%



43

%


42

%


 

  • Third quarter fiscal 2016 included revenue of $7.7 million from Alogent, which was sold in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.   However, this headwind was partially offset by increased deconversion fees in the third quarter of fiscal 2017.  Excluding Alogent revenue and costs from the prior year, and deconversion fees from both periods, revenue increased 7% and gross profit increased 4%.
  • The nine months ended March 31, 2016 included revenue of $22.3 million from Alogent, part of which was again set off by an increase in deconversion fees in fiscal 2017.   Excluding the Alogent headwind, and deconversion fees from both periods, revenue and gross profit each grew 8% over the nine months ended March 31, 2016.
  • For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the bank systems and services segment revenue increased 6% to $260.0 million with a gross margin of 39% from $246.2 million with a gross margin of 39% in the same quarter last year.  Excluding Alogent from the third quarter of fiscal 2016, bank systems and services segment revenue increased 9% for the quarter.  The credit union systems and services segment revenue increased 8% to $93.8 million with a gross margin of 48% for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 from $87.0 million and a gross margin of 48% in the same period a year ago.
  • For the nine months ended March 31, 2017, bank systems and services segment revenue increased 8% to $778.4 million with a gross margin of 41% from $723.9 million with a gross margin of 40% for the same nine months of fiscal 2016.  Excluding Alogent revenue from the prior year period, bank systems and services revenue increased 11%.   Credit union systems and services segment revenue increased 2% to $269.0 million with a gross margin of 48% for the year-to-date period, compared to revenue of $263.7 million with a gross margin of 49% for the nine months ended March 31, 2016.

Operating Expenses and Operating Income

Operating income increased 11% to $88.7 million, or 25% of third quarter fiscal 2017 revenue, compared to $79.8 million, or 24% of revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.  Year-to-date operating income increased 10% to $268.8 million, which was 26% of year-to-date revenue, compared to $245.2 million, or 25% of revenue in the nine months ended March 31, 2016.

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


Nine Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


2017



2016




2017



2016



Selling and Marketing

$

23,571



$

22,732


4

%


$

67,601



$

66,714


1

%

Percentage of Total Revenue

7

%


7

%



6

%


7

%


Research and Development

20,801



19,854


5

%


61,413



57,269


7

%

Percentage of Total Revenue

6

%


6

%



6

%


6

%


General and Administrative

13,937



16,497


(16)

%


49,944



50,157


%

Percentage of Total Revenue

4

%


5

%



5

%


5

%


Total Operating Expenses

58,309



59,083


(1)

%


178,958



174,140


3

%

Operating Income

$

88,731



$

79,830


11

%


$

268,755



$

245,155


10

%

Operating Margin

25

%


24

%



26

%


25

%



 

  • Selling and marketing expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 increased over the prior year quarter due mainly to increased commission expense, but was a consistent percentage of total revenue in both quarters.
  • The increases in research and development costs are mostly due to increased salaries and personnel costs.
  • General and administrative expenses decreased compared to the prior quarter due mainly to a gain recognized on the sale of a business, as well as decreased spending on travel, meetings, and litigation.  These factors also drove the year-to-date decrease.
  • Excluding Alogent revenue and costs from fiscal 2016, and deconversion fees from both years, operating income increased 3% for the quarter and increased 7% for the year-to-date period.

Net Income

Third quarter net income totaled $60.0 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared to $53.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, for an increase in net income of 11% and an increase in diluted earnings per share of 13%.

Net income for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 increased 10% to $181.1 million, or $2.31 per diluted share, compared to $164.6 million or $2.06 per diluted share in the same period of fiscal 2016.

(Unaudited, In Thousands,

Except Per Share Data)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


Nine Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change


2017



2016




2017



2016



Income Before Income Taxes

$

88,495



$

79,398


11

%


$

268,360



$

244,430


10

%

Provision for Income Taxes

28,451



25,515


12

%


87,258



79,833


9

%

Net Income

$

60,044



$

53,883


11

%


$

181,102



$

164,597


10

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.77



$

0.68


13

%


$

2.31



$

2.06


12

%

 

  • Provision for income taxes increased in the third quarter, with an effective tax rate at 32.1% of income before income taxes, consistent with the 32.1% for the same quarter of the prior year.
  • For the year-to-date period, the effective tax rate decreased to 32.5% of income before income taxes from 32.7% for the nine months ending March 31, 2016.
  • The adoption of ASU 2016-09 (Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting) resulted in an increase in diluted earnings per share of $0.03 for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.
  • Excluding Alogent revenue and costs from the third quarter of fiscal 2016 and deconversion fees from both quarters, net income increased 4% and diluted earnings per share increased 5%.  Excluding these same items for the year-to-date periods, net income increased 7% and diluted earnings per share increased 9%.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Review

  • At March 31, 2017, cash and cash equivalents decreased to $42.9 million from $54.0 million at March 31, 2016.
  • Trade receivables totaled $139.5 million at March 31, 2017 compared to $137.4 million at March 31, 2016
  • Current and long term debt totaled $50.0 million at March 31, 2017, a decrease from $100.2 million a year ago.
  • Total deferred revenue decreased to $338.7 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $383.2 million a year ago. 
  • Stockholders' equity increased to $1,012.1 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $948.9 million a year ago.

Cash provided by operations totaled $198.9 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared to $207.4 million last year.  The following table summarizes net cash (in thousands) from operating activities:

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Nine Months Ended March 31,


2017



2016


Net income

$

181,102



$

164,597


Depreciation

37,554



38,106


Amortization

66,882



57,013


Other non-cash expenses

23,634



32,860


Change in receivables

114,420



108,172


Change in deferred revenue

(182,309)



(149,885)


Change in other assets and liabilities

(42,416)



(43,492)


Net cash provided by operating activities

$

198,867



$

207,371


 

Cash used in investing activities for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 totaled $103.5 million, compared to $133.6 million for the same period in fiscal 2016 and included the following:

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Nine Months Ended March 31,


2017



2016


Payment for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

$



$

(8,275)


Capital expenditures

(28,150)



(43,300)


Proceeds from the sale of businesses

2,286




Proceeds from the sale of assets

949



2,797


Internal use software

(14,780)



(10,157)


Computer software developed

(63,804)



(74,662)


Net cash from investing activities

$

(103,499)



$

(133,597)


 

  • The $28.2 million in capital expenditures was mainly for the purchase of computer equipment.

Financing activities used cash of $122.8 million first nine months of fiscal 2017 and $168.1 million in the same period of fiscal 2016. 

(Unaudited, In Thousands)

Nine Months Ended March 31,


2017



2016


Borrowings on credit facilities

$

80,000



$

100,000


Repayments on credit facilities

(30,200)



(52,484)


Purchase of treasury stock

(103,885)



(155,122)


Dividends paid

(67,641)



(62,037)


Net cash from issuance of stock and tax related to stock-based compensation

(1,036)



1,557


Net cash from financing activities

$

(122,762)



$

(168,086)


 

According to Kevin Williams, CFO, "As we guided at the beginning of the fiscal year our capitalized software has decreased throughout the year, as we continue to wrap up projects and in the process of starting new ones.  We will continue to invest primarily in the areas of electronic payments, mobile offerings, fraud, security and other new products; along with other offerings that will drive additional future revenue and provide a solid return for our investors. We will anniversary the sale of Alogent in our fourth quarter and revenue headwind will be $6,089 in Q'4, which will be total fiscal year headwind of $28,422."

Quarterly Conference Call

The company will hold a conference call on May 3, 2017; at 7:45 a.m. Central Time and investors are invited to listen at www.jackhenry.com.

About Jack Henry & Associates

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its solutions serve more than 10,000 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion dollar institutions with information processing solutions.  Symitar® is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars® provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs.  Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.

Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information.  Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information.  Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information.  Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements.  Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

Three Months Ended
March 31,


%
Change


Nine Months Ended
March 31,


%
Change


2017


2016




2017


2016



REVENUE












License

$

516



$

292



77

%


$

2,059



$

2,530



(19)

%

Support and service

342,769



319,649



7

%


1,013,331



947,615



7

%

Hardware

10,482



13,245



(21)

%


31,959



37,532



(15)

%

Total

353,767



333,186



6

%


1,047,349



987,677



6

%

COST OF SALES












Cost of license

280



193



45

%


591



873



(32)

%

Cost of support and service

198,844



184,527



8

%


576,006



541,230



6

%

Cost of hardware

7,603



9,553



(20)

%


23,039



26,279



(12)

%

Total

206,727



194,273



6

%


599,636



568,382



5

%

GROSS PROFIT

147,040



138,913



6

%


447,713



419,295



7

%

Gross Profit Margin

42

%


42

%




43

%


42

%



OPERATING EXPENSES












Selling and marketing

23,571



22,732



4

%


67,601



66,714



1

%

Research and development

20,801



19,854



5

%


61,413



57,269



7

%

General and administrative

13,937



16,497



(16)

%


49,944



50,157



%

Total

58,309



59,083



(1)

%


178,958



174,140



3

%

OPERATING INCOME

88,731



79,830



11

%


268,755



245,155



10

%

INTEREST INCOME (EXPENSE)












Interest income

42



54



(22)

%


209



258



(19)

%

Interest expense

(278)



(486)



(43)

%


(604)



(983)



(39)

%

Total

(236)



(432)



(45)

%


(395)



(725)



(46)

%

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

88,495



79,398



11

%


268,360



244,430



10

%

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

28,451



25,515



12

%


87,258



79,833



9

%

NET INCOME

$

60,044



$

53,883



11

%


$

181,102



$

164,597



10

%

Diluted net income per share

$

0.77



$

0.68





$

2.31



$

2.06




Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

77,932



79,167





78,319



79,891
















Consolidated Balance Sheet Highlights (Unaudited)






(In Thousands)







March 31,


%
Change








2017


2016



Cash and cash equivalents







$

42,916



$

54,001



(21)

%

Receivables







139,503



137,406



2

%

Total assets







1,686,983



1,702,622



(1)

%













Accounts payable and accrued expenses







$

75,062



$

76,781



(2)

%

Current and long term debt







50,000



100,213



(50)

%

Deferred revenue







338,744



383,171



(12)

%

Stockholders' equity







1,012,112



948,867



7

%

 

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