Operating income for the year increased 23% year over year to $26.0 million; Non-GAAP operating income for the year increased 24% year over year to a record-breaking $35.1 million
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: MGIC), a global provider of end-to-end integration and application development solutions and IT consulting services, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.
Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2017
- Revenues for the fourth quarter increased 20% to $66.1 million compared to $55.1 million in the same period last year.
- Operating income for the fourth quarter increased 36% to $6.2 million compared to $4.5 million in the same period last year.
- Non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter increased 19% to $8.7 million compared to $7.3 million in the same period last year.
- Net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the fourth quarter increased to $3.8 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, compared to $0.1 million, or $0 per fully diluted share in the same period last year. Net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2016 was negatively impacted from acquired operations outperforming their targets, resulting in an increase in value of put options of redeemable non-controlling interests amounting to $2.3 million1 and in an increase in valuation of contingent considerations related to acquisitions amounting to $0.8 million.
- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the fourth quarter increased 10% to $4.8 million, or $0.11 per fully diluted share, compared to $4.3 million, or $0.10 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
1 When a founder (minority shareholder) of an acquired operation is granted a put option to sell part or all of their remaining share interests during a certain period, the non-controlling interests are classified as redeemable non-controlling interests. Magic remeasures and accordingly adjusts the fair value of its redeemable non-controlling interests at the end of each reporting period based on the estimated present value of the consideration to be transferred upon the exercise of the put option.
Financial Highlights for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2017
- Revenues for the year increased 28% to $258.0 million compared to $201.6 million in the same period last year.
- Operating income for the year increased 23% to $26.0 million compared to $21.1 million in the same period last year.
- Non-GAAP operating income for year increased 24% to $35.1 million compared to $28.2 million in the same period last year.
- Net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the year increased 30% to $15.4 million, or $0.35 per fully diluted share, compared to $11.9 million, or $0.27 per fully diluted share in the same period last year.
- Non-GAAP net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the year increased 9% to $21.5 million, or $0.48 per fully diluted share, compared to $19.6 million, or $0.44 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
- Cash flow from operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2017 amounted to $26.5 million.
- As of December 31, 2017, our net cash, cash equivalents, short-term bank deposits and available-for-sale marketable securities, offset by financial liabilities, amounted to $53.1 million.
- Magic is providing revenues guidance for 2018 of between $283 million to $293 million, reflecting annual growth of 10% to 14%.
Guy Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer of Magic Software Enterprises, said:
“We are pleased to report that 2017 was Magic Software’s most successful year ever with exceptional year-over-year revenue growth, powered by strong demand across our entire portfolio and throughout all of our regions.
“Our robust portfolio continues to provide state-of-the-art services and products for our customers in the areas of integration, software application development, mobile, big data and cloud. As a result, we continue to be recognized throughout the industry for our quality and innovation.
“We expect that our strong financial position, coupled with our 2017 activities in promoting and growing our markets, will continue the company’s momentum into 2018,” added Bernstein.
Conference Call Details
Magic’s management will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 28, at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time (7:00 am Pacific Standard Time, 17:00 Israel Standard Time) to review and discuss Magic’s results.
To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin placing your calls at least 10 minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, call the international dial-in number.
NORTH AMERICA: +1-888-407-2553
ALL OTHERS: +972-3-918-0644
For those unable to join the live call, a replay of the call will be available for at least three months, under the Investor Relations section of Magic’s website, www.magicsoftware.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP gross profit, Non-GAAP operating income, Non-GAAP net income attributed to Magic’s shareholders and Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per share.
Magic believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Magic’s financial condition and results of operations. Magic’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. Magic 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.
Non-GAAP measures used in this press release are included in the financial tables of this release. These non-GAAP measures exclude the following items:
- Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other related costs;
- In-process research and development capitalization and amortization;
- Equity-based compensation expenses;
- The related tax, non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests effects of the above items;
- Change in valuation of contingent consideration related to acquisitions;
- Change in value of put options of redeemable non-controlling interests.
- Change in deferred tax assets on carry forward tax losses.
Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included in the financial tables of this release.
Forward Looking Statements
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, you should refer to the Risk Factors detailed in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent reports and filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Magic is a registered trademark of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. All other product and company names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the property of, and might be trademarks of, their respective owners.
Debbie Sarig, PR & Content Manager
Magic Software Enterprises