Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY), a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, today announced first quarter fiscal 2012 results.
Total revenue increased 6% compared to the prior fiscal year to $248.3 million and gross profit also increased 8% to $104.4 million. Net income rose 15% compared to the prior fiscal year to $36.5 million.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, the company generated total revenue of $248.3 million compared to $234.8 million in the same quarter a year ago. Gross profit increased to $104.4 million compared to $97.0 million in the first quarter of last fiscal year. Net income in the current year was $36.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to $31.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago.
According to Jack Prim, CEO, "Our strong performance in the quarter reflects a gradually improving financial institution spending environment and continued strong focus and execution by our Associates. We had solid organic growth and good leverage to both operating and net income. As economic conditions continue to improve we are well positioned to meet our Customers' needs with products and services that can help them improve efficiency and reduce costs."
"We started out our fiscal 2012 with record first quarter revenue, gross profit and net income compared to any prior first quarter period in our history," stated Tony Wormington, President. "There were nice contributions from all three lines of reported revenue, but the largest contributor continues to be our Support and Services line of revenue, which represents 89% of our total revenue. Within this line we continue to see strong growth in our payments business with approximately 12% growth compared to the same quarter a year ago. Overall our Support and Services grew 5% compared to a year ago; however it was impacted slightly by lower implementation revenues compared to the prior year, which the prior year quarter was the second highest quarter ever. Our recurring revenue continues to represent 80% of our total revenue."80% of our total revenue."
License revenue for the first quarter increased to $12.3 million, or 5% of first quarter total revenue, from $9.5 million, or 4% of the first quarter total revenue a year ago. Support and service revenue increased 5% to $220.3 million, or 89% of total revenue in first quarter of fiscal 2012 from $210.6 million, or 90% of total revenue for the same period a year ago. Within support and service revenue, Electronic Payment Services, which includes ATM/debit/credit card transaction processing, bill payment, remote deposit capture and ACH transaction processing services, had the largest percentage growth of 12% or $8.6 million in the first quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Hardware sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 7% to $15.8 million, from $14.8 million in the first quarter of last fiscal year. Hardware revenue was 6% of total revenue in both periods.
Cost of sales for the first quarter increased 4% to $143.9 million from $137.8 million for the first quarter in fiscal 2011. First quarter gross profit increased 8% to $104.4 million and 42% gross margin, from $97.0 million and 41% gross margin for the same period a year ago.
Gross margin on license revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was 91% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2011 when it was 88%. The change in license gross margin is a result of fluctuations in the sales mix of third party products delivered.
Support and service gross margin was 40% in the first quarter of both fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011. Hardware gross margins were slightly lower for the first quarter at 26% compared to 27% for the same quarter last year.
Operating expenses increased 5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to the same quarter a year ago primarily due to increased commission expenses and depreciation. Selling and marketing expenses increased 15% in the current year first quarter to $18.8 million, or 8% of total revenue, from $16.4 million, or 7% of prior year first quarter revenue. Research and development expenses decreased 3% to $14.9 million, or 6% of total revenue, from $15.4 million, or 7% of total revenue, for the first quarter in fiscal 2011. General and administrative costs increased 3% in the current year first quarter to $12.9 million, or 5% of total revenue, from $12.5 million, or 5% of total revenue, in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
Operating income increased 10% to $57.8 million, or 23% of first quarter revenue, compared to $52.8 million, or 22% of revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
Provision for income taxes increased 10% in the current first quarter compared to the same quarter in fiscal 2011 and is 35.4% of income before income taxes this year compared to 36.3% of income before income taxes for fiscal 2011. First quarter net income totaled $36.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to $31.8 million, or $0.37 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.
For the first quarter of 2012, the bank systems and services segment revenue increased 3% to $187.1 million from $181.9 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin was 42% in both periods. The credit union systems and services segment revenue increased 16% to $61.2 million with a gross margin of 42% for the first quarter of 2012 from $52.9 million and a gross margin of 38% in the same period a year ago.
According to Kevin Williams, CFO, "the reported results for our first fiscal quarter were in line with our internal budgets, as total revenue was within 1%, however we were able to expand our margins slightly ahead of plan as our Managers and Associates continue to do a great job focusing on driving revenue growth, while at the same time focusing on efficiencies and controlling costs. Our interest expense dropped off significantly compared to this quarter last year due to the repayment of debt on our credit facilities last fiscal year. Currently we have approximately $108 million in cash, and the availability of our entire revolver facility to fund future acquisitions or other corporate initiatives."
Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, and Backlog Review
At September 30, 2011, cash and cash equivalents increased to $108.1 million from $46.8 million at September 30, 2010. Trade receivables increased slightly to $134.6 million compared to $133.5 million a year ago. Current and long term debt decreased from $246.5 million a year ago to $157.3 million at September 30, 2011 primarily due to the repayment of the revolving loan. Deferred revenue increased $3.2 million or 1% to $238.5 million at September 30, 2011, compared to $235.3 million a year ago. Stockholders' equity increased 17% to $909.2 million at September 30, 2011, compared to $777.2 million a year ago.
Backlog increased 10% at September 30, 2011 to $361.2 million ($73.2 million in-house and $288.0 million outsourcing) from $327.3 million ($73.1 million in-house and $254.2 million outsourcing) at September 30, 2010. Backlog increased 1% when compared to June 30, 2011, which was $358.8 million ($79.1 million in-house and $279.7 million outsourcing).
Cash used in investing activities for fiscal 2012 of $18.8 million included capital expenditure on facilities and equipment of $10.7 million and $7.5 million for the development of software. Cash used in investing activities for fiscal 2011 was $16.2 million and included capital expenditures of $10.0 million, and capitalized software development of $6.2 million.
During fiscal 2012, net cash used in financing activities for the current fiscal year is $14.7 million and includes repayments on our credit facilities of $6.3 million and the payment of dividends of $9.1 million. Cash used in financing activities was partially offset by net proceeds of $0.7 million from the exercise of stock options, the sale of common stock and excess tax benefits from stock option exercises. Net cash provided by financing activities for the prior fiscal year was $137.9 million and includes repayments on our credit facilities of $132.3 million and dividends paid of $8.1 million, partially offset by net proceeds of $2.0 million from the exercise of stock options, the sale of common stock and excess tax benefits from stock option exercises.