Magic Reports Strong Momentum with Record-Breaking Operational Results and Announces Distribution of Cash Dividend of $7.6 Million for the First Half of 2018

  • Or Yehuda, Israel
  • August 12, 2018

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 sixth months and second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2018

  • Revenues for the second quarter increased 7% to $70.2 million compared to $65.5 million in the same period last year.
  • Operating income for the second quarter increased 26% to $8.0 million compared to $6.3 million in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter increased 9% to $9.8 million compared to $9.0 million in the same period last year.
  • Net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the second quarter increased 60% to $5.7 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share, compared to $3.6 million, or $0.08 per fully diluted share in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the second quarter increased 22% to $7.0 million, or $0.16 per fully diluted share, compared to $5.7 million, or $0.13 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
Financial Highlights for the Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2018
  • Revenues for the first half of 2018 increased 11% to $139.9 million compared to $126.2 million in the same period last year.
  • Operating income for the first half increased 23% to $15.6 million compared to $12.7 million in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP operating income for the first half of 2018 increased 12% to $19.5 million compared to $17.4 million in the same period last year.
  • Net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the first half increased 31% to $10.3 million, or $0.23 per fully diluted share, compared to $7.8 million, or $0.18 per fully diluted share in the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Magic’s shareholders for the first half increased 15% to $13.2 million, or $0.30 per fully diluted share, compared to $11.5 million, or $0.26 per fully diluted share, in the same period last year.
  • Cash flow from operating activities for the first half of 2018 amounted to $16.1 million compared to $14.5 million in the same period last year.
  • As of June 30, 2018, Magic’s net cash, cash equivalents, short-term bank deposits and marketable securities, offset by financial liabilities, amounted to $56.4 million.
  • Magic is reiterating its fiscal year 2018 guidance issued in February for full year revenues of between $283 million to $293 million on a constant currency basis, reflecting annual growth of 10% to 14%.

Declaration of Dividend for the First Half of 2018

In accordance with its dividend distribution policy, the Company’s board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend in the amount of $0.155 per share and in the aggregate amount of about $7.6 million, reflecting approximately 75% of its distributable profits for the first half of 2018.The dividend is payable on September 5, 2018 to all of the Company’s shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on August 22, 2018.

In accordance with Israeli tax law, the dividend is subject to withholding tax at source at the rate of 30% (if the recipient of the dividend is at the time of distribution or was at any time during the preceding 12-month period the holder of 10% or more of the Company’s share capital) or 25% (for all other dividend recipients) of the dividend amount payable to each shareholder of record, subject to applicable exemptions.

The dividend will be paid in US dollars on the ordinary shares of Magic Software Enterprises that are traded both on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

 

Guy Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer of Magic Software Enterprises, said:

“This quarter’s strong financial results demonstrate that Magic is continuing its impressive forward momentum with growth in both revenues and profits across all of our markets and regions. Our record-breaking first half results for 2018 confirm that our strategic business initiatives are paying off.

“We launched our latest cutting-edge technology in the low-code application development arena, which is already gaining a great deal of positive interest throughout the industry.

“We are expanding on our important partnerships in the fast growing integration market and will continue to invest in our business with new and existing clients, as well as in our other growth areas, including mobile, cloud and big data, to deliver increasing value to both our clients and shareholders.”

 

Conference Call Details

Magic’s management will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 8, at 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (7:00 am Pacific Daylight Time, 17:00 Israel Daylight 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

UK: 0-800-917-5108

ISRAEL: 03-918-0610

ALL OTHERS: +972-3-918-0610

For those unable to join the live call, a replay of the call will be available for 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.

 

About Magic Software Enterprises

Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ: MGIC) is a global provider of mobile and cloud-enabled application and business integration platforms.For more information, visit www.magicsoftware.com.

 

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, 2017 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.

 

Press Contact:

Debbie Sarig, PR & Content Manager

Magic Software Enterprises

ir@magicsoftware.com