Jack Henry posts 14% full year net income rise

Source: Jack Henry & Associates

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. JKHY +0.28% , a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, today announced fiscal 2013 results.

Total revenue increased 10% compared to the prior fiscal year to $1,129.4 million and gross profit increased 13% to $477.0 million. Net income rose 14% compared to the prior fiscal year to $176.6 million.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the company generated total revenue of $298.1 million compared to $266.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Gross profit increased to $124.2 million from $108.5 million in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year. Net income in the current quarter was $47.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to $43.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago.

In fiscal 2013, total revenue was $1,129.4 million compared to $1,027.1 million in fiscal 2012. Gross profit increased to $477.0 million compared to $423.7 million during last fiscal year. Net income for the current year was $176.6 million, or $2.04 per diluted share, compared to $155.0 million, or $1.78 per diluted share for the prior year.

According to Jack Prim, CEO, "We are very pleased to announce record revenue, earnings and backlog of future business for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year. A year ago for the first time we closed the fiscal year with over $1 billion in total revenue and company market capitalization of over $3 billion. This year we followed that performance with double digit organic revenue growth and market cap of over $4 billion. We delivered a balanced performance that benefitted our shareholders, customers and employees."

Operating Results "We finished our fiscal 2013 the same way we started it, with a strong contribution of 12% total growth from our Support and Services revenue," stated Tony Wormington, President. "Our Support and Services revenue represented 90% of total revenue for fiscal 2013, and continued to drive the overall revenue growth for our company. Within this line we continued to see strong growth in all of our electronic payment offerings with 16% growth in revenue for growth in revenue for rings with 16% growth in revenue for growth in all of our electronic payment offerings with 16% growth in revenue for ll revenue growth for our company. Within this line we continued to see strong growth in all of our electronic payment offerings with 16% growth in revenue for the quarter and 17% for the entire year compared to the same periods last year and in our OutLink (data and item processing) offering which grew 23% for the quarter and 12% for the year. Overall our Support and Services revenue grew 14% for the quarter compared to a year ago and grew 12% for the entire year."

License revenue for the fourth quarter decreased to $12.1 million, or 4% of fourth quarter total revenue, from $14.0 million, or 5% of fourth quarter total revenue a year ago. Support and service revenue increased 14% to $269.9 million, or 91% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 from $236.8 million, or 89% of total revenue for the same period a year ago. Within support and service revenue, electronic payment services (which include ATM/debit/credit card transaction processing, bill payment, remote deposit capture and ACH transaction processing services) had the largest growth of $15.0 million or 16% in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Hardware sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 2% to $16.2 million, or 5% of total revenue, from $15.9 million, or 6% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year.

For the fiscal year 2013, license revenue was $54.8 million, which was consistent with license revenue in fiscal 2012 of $54.8 million, and was 5% of total revenue in both years. There was growth in all components of support and service revenue in fiscal 2013 resulting in a 12% increase in support and service revenue, which expanded to $1,015.2 million from $909.2 million last year. Support and service was 90% of total revenue in fiscal 2013, up slightly from 89% a year ago. Hardware revenue for the fiscal year decreased 6% to $59.4 million, or 5% of total revenue, from $63.1 million, or 6% of total revenue, in fiscal 2012.

Cost of sales for the fourth quarter increased 10% to $173.9 million from $158.1 million for the fourth quarter in fiscal 2012. Gross profit increased 14% to $124.2 million for the fourth quarter this fiscal year from $108.5 million last year. Gross margin was 42% in the fourth quarter compared to 41% in the same quarter last year.

Cost of sales for fiscal year 2013 increased 8%, to $652.4 million from $603.4 million for the same period ended June 30, 2012. Gross profit increased 13% to $477.0 million compared to $423.7 million last year. Gross margin was 42% for fiscal 2013 compared to 41% last year.

Gross margin on license revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was 91% compared to 90% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. For fiscal year 2013 gross margin on license was 91% compared to 89% in the same period a year ago. The change in license gross margin is a result of fluctuations in the sales mix of products delivered. Support and service gross margin was 40% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to 39% in the same period in fiscal 2012. The support and service gross margin was 41% for fiscal year 2013 and 39% for fiscal year 2012. Hardware gross margins increased for the fourth quarter to 26% compared to 25% for the same quarter last year. Hardware gross margins decreased to 26% for the fiscal year from 27% last fiscal year.

Operating expenses increased 8% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the same quarter a year ago. Selling and marketing expenses were $20.6 million, or 7% of total revenue in the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and $20.6 million in the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter, or 8% of prior year fourth quarter revenue. Research and development expense increased 10% to $16.9 million from $15.4 million for the fourth quarter in fiscal 2012, and was 6% of total revenue in both years. General and administrative costs increased 22% in the current year fourth quarter to $13.9 million, or 5% of total revenue, from $11.4 million, or 4% of total revenue, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, operating expenses increased 13% to $211.4 million, compared to $187.5 million for last year, related to the impact of widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy on our Lyndhurst, New Jersey item processing center during the year and increased commission expenses in line with increased revenue. Selling and marketing expenses increased 7% in fiscal year 2013 to $81.6 million from $76.5 million in the prior year, and was 7% of total revenue for both fiscal years. Research and development expense increased 4% to $63.2 million for fiscal 2013 from $60.9 million last year, and was 6% of total revenue in both years. General and administrative costs increased 33% to $66.6 million, or 6% of total revenue, in fiscal year 2013 from $50.1 million, or 5% of total revenue, last year.

Operating income increased 19% to $72.9 million, or 24% of fourth quarter revenue, compared to $61.2 million, or 23% of revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Provision for income taxes increased 31% in the current fourth quarter compared to the same quarter in fiscal 2012 and is 32.2% of income before income taxes this quarter compared to 28.5% of income before income taxes for the same period in fiscal 2012. The increase in the effective tax rate in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year was primarily due to the recognition of previously-unrecognized tax benefits last fiscal year following the completion of the Internal Revenue Service audit of the tax returns for several fiscal years. Net income for the fourth quarter totaled $47.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to $43.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

Operating income increased 12% to $265.5 million for fiscal 2013 compared to $236.2 million a year ago. Operating income was 24% of total revenue, a slight increase from 23% last fiscal year. The provision for income taxes decreased to 32.0% of income before income taxes in fiscal 2013 compared to 33.1% in fiscal 2012. Net income totaled $176.6 million for fiscal 2013, or $2.04 per diluted share, compared to $155.0 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, for fiscal 2012.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, the bank systems and services segment revenue increased 12% to $224.5 million from $200.9 million in the same quarter last year. Gross margin was 41% in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 40% in the same period last year. The credit union systems and services segment revenue increased 12% to $73.6 million with a gross margin of 44% for the fourth quarter of 2013 from $65.7 million and a gross margin of 41% in the same period a year ago.

In fiscal year 2013, the bank systems and services segment revenue increased 9% to $848.1 million with a gross margin of 42%, compared to $778.5 million with a gross margin of 41% last fiscal year. The credit union systems and services segment revenue increased 13% to $281.3 million for fiscal 2013 from $248.7 million last year, with gross margin increasing to 44% in the current year, from 41% in fiscal 2012.

According to Kevin Williams, CFO, "results for the year were very much in-line with our internal forecasts and budgets. Operating income was within one percent of our original projections. Our interest expense increased due to writing off the remaining balance related to the term loan that was paid off prior to year end. We currently have a strong cash balance along with our entire revolver facility available for potential acquisitions, stock buy-backs, which we purchased a little over 900 thousand shares during the quarter just ended, and general investment in the company."

Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, and Backlog Review At June 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents decreased to $127.9 million from $157.3 million at June 30, 2012. Trade receivables increased to $231.3 million from $218.3 million a year ago. Current and long term debt decreased from $131.7 million a year ago to $15.3 million at June 30, 2013 primarily due to early repayment of the term loan. Deferred revenue increased to $304.6 million at June 30, 2013, compared to $296.0 million a year ago. Stockholders' equity increased 9% to $1,072.2 million at June 30, 2013, compared to $983.1 million a year ago.

Backlog increased 15% at June 30, 2013 to $498.8 million ($105.8 million in-house and $393.0 million outsourcing) from $435.3 million ($92.7 million in-house and $342.6 million outsourcing) at June 30, 2012. Backlog increased 8% when compared to March 31, 2013, which was $460.0 million ($100.5 million in-house and $359.5 million outsourcing).

Cash provided by operations totaled $309.2 million in the current year compared to $264.6 million last year. The following table summarizes net cash (in thousands) from operating activities:

Year Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Net income $ 176,645 $ 154,984 Non-cash expenses 136,955 125,377 Change in receivables (12,739) (10,795) Change in deferred revenue 8,597 896 Change in other assets and liabilities (284) (5,912) Net cash provided by operating activities $ 309,174 $ 264,550  

Cash used in investing activities for fiscal 2013 of $97.2 million included capital expenditure on facilities and equipment of $46.3 million and $51.3 million for the development of software. Cash used in investing activities for fiscal 2012 was $76.3 million and included capital expenditures of $41.4 million, and capitalized software development of $37.9 million.

During fiscal 2013, net cash used in financing activities for the current fiscal year was $241.3 million and included repayments on our credit facilities of $145.2 million, purchase of treasury stock of $58.1 million and the payment of dividends of $48.2 million. Cash used in financing activities was partially offset by net proceeds of $10.2 million from the exercise of stock options, the sale of common stock and excess tax benefits from stock option exercises. Net cash used in financing activities for the prior fiscal year was $94.1 million and included repayments on our credit facilities of $35.3 million, treasury stock purchases of $34.4 million and dividends paid of $38.1 million, partially offset by net proceeds of $13.7 million from the exercise of stock options, the sale of common stock and excess tax benefits from stock option exercises.

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