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Bottomline Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2021 Results

August 10, 2021
Payment Platforms Subscription Revenue Growth Highlights Fourth Quarter

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq: EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that makes complex business payments simple, smart and secure, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.

“We were pleased with our financial and operational performance in the fourth quarter,” said Rob Eberle, CEO. “Our results for the quarter and for the fiscal year reflect continued demand in the large and growing digital banking and payments markets, the leadership position of our products, and the execution of our teams. We are particularly pleased to see an acceleration in growth of our payment platforms, Paymode-X and PTX. As we enter the new fiscal year, we remain focused on our strategic plan and our goal of sustainable subscription revenue growth in the 15 to 20 percent range. We are confident in our ability to execute against our plan and to drive increased shareholder value.”

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Subscription revenue was $101.0 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 15% as compared to the fourth quarter of last year. Subscription revenue was 83% of total revenues, up 4 percentage points from 79% a year prior.
  • Total revenue in the fourth quarter was $122.1 million, an increase of 10% as compared to the fourth quarter of last year.
  • GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $(7.3) million. GAAP net loss per share was $(0.17) for the fourth quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $24.2 million, which was 20% of overall revenue.
  • Core earnings per share was $0.27 for the fourth quarter.

Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Subscription revenue for the year was $384.7 million, up 13% from a year prior. Subscription revenue was 82% of total revenues, up 5 percentage points from 77% a year prior.
  • Total revenue for the year was $471.4 million, up 7% from a year prior.
  • GAAP net loss for the year was $(16.3) million or $(0.38) per share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the year was $100.0 million or 21% of overall revenue.
  • Core earnings per share for the year was $1.16.

Adjusted EBITDA and core earnings per share are calculated as discussed in the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section that follows.

Fourth Quarter Customer Highlights

  • 32 organizations selected Paymode-X to automate their AP processes, with clients spanning a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, higher education, property management and public administration.
  • 3 banks selected Bottomline’s banking solutions platforms to help them compete and grow their corporate and business banking franchises through Bottomline's intelligent engagement solutions. A $600 billion bank expanded its relationship with Bottomline to service its highest value customers via the Digital Banking IQ Payments & Cash Management platform.
  • 5 new customers chose Bottomline's legal spend management solutions to automate, manage and control their legal spend.

Fourth Quarter Strategic Corporate Highlights

  • Ardent Partners recognized Bottomline’s Paymode-X a Market Leader in its 2021 ePayables Technology Advisor, citing the platform’s breadth and depth of B2B payments capabilities and comprehensive governance, risk and compliance capabilities.
  • Bottomline’s Paymode-X partnered with BillTrust’s Business Payments Network (BPN) to connect its customers with card acceptance endpoints on the BillTrust BPN.
  • The Bottomline 2021 Business Payments Barometer launched in June, affirming Bottomline’s opportunity in the UK and its PTX payments strategy. Key findings from this year’s survey of 800 financial decision makers in the UK included: 71% of enterprise businesses say receiving money has never been more important; 70% of large businesses are most concerned about external cyber-attacks; and just half of businesses feel prepared for Open Banking, down 8% from 2020.
  • Bottomline’s Digital Banking IQ partnered with Autobooks to provide Autobooks customers a unified digital banking, invoicing, receivables and accounting experience aimed at small businesses.
  • The Bottomline Legal Spend Management group hosted a two-day Customer Insights Exchange virtual event with participants from 80 of the insurance industry’s leading carriers, to discuss industry developments, share best practices, and collaborate with peers and the Bottomline team.


About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq: EPAY) makes complex business payments simple, smart, and secure. Corporations and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review, and fraud detection, behavioral analytics and regulatory compliance solutions. Thousands of corporations around the world benefit from Bottomline solutions. Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, Bottomline delights customers through offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.bottomline.com.

In connection with this earnings release and our associated conference call, we will be posting additional material financial information (such as financial results, non-GAAP financial projections and non-GAAP to GAAP reconciliations) within the “Investors” section of our website at www.bottomline.com/us/about/investors.


Cautionary Language

This press release and our responses to questions on our conference call discussing our quarterly results may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements reflecting our expectations about our ability to execute on our strategic plans, achieve future growth and profitability, achieve financial goals, expand margins and increase shareholder value. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including but not limited to statements containing the words “likely,” “should,” “may,” “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “look forward,” “opportunities,” “confident,” “trends,” “future,” “estimates,” “targeted,” "on track," and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements. Statements about the effects of the current and near-term market and macroeconomic environment on Bottomline, including on its business, operations, financial performance and prospects, may constitute forward-looking statements, and are based on assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond Bottomline's control). Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, among others, competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions, including the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on any of the foregoing. For additional discussion of factors that could impact Bottomline Technologies' operational and financial results, refer to our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 and the subsequently filed Form 10-Q's and Form 8-K's or amendments thereto. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today’s date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact:
Investor Relations
Angela White
Bottomline
(603) 501-4899
investors@bottomline.com 

Corporate Communications
John Stevens
Bottomline
(603) 501-4840
pr@bottomline.com 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We have presented supplemental non-GAAP financial measures as part of this earnings release. We believe that these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for an evaluation of the company with a focus on the performance of its core operations, including more meaningful comparisons of financial results to historical periods and to the financial results of less acquisitive peer and competitor companies. Core net income, core earnings per share, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue are all non-GAAP financial measures.

Core net income and core earnings per share exclude certain items, specifically amortization of acquisition related intangible assets, stock-based compensation, acquisition and integration-related expenses, restructuring related costs, excess depreciation expense associated with facility exit events, minimum pension liability adjustments, amortization of debt issuance costs and other costs and other non-core or nonrecurring benefits or expenses that may arise from time to time.

Acquisition and integration-related expenses include legal and professional fees and other direct transaction costs associated with business and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs for transitional employees or services and integration related professional services costs and other incremental charges we incur as a direct result of acquisition and integration efforts.

Periodically, such as in periods that include significant foreign currency volatility, we may present certain metrics on a “constant currency” basis, to show the impact of period to period results normalized for the impact of foreign currency rate changes. We calculate constant currency information by translating prior period financial results using current period foreign exchange rates.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue represents our GAAP net income or loss, adjusted for charges related to interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and other charges as noted in the reconciliation that follows.

Our executive management team uses these same non-GAAP financial measures internally to assess the ongoing performance of the company. The same non-GAAP information is used for corporate planning purposes, including the preparation of operating budgets and in communications with our board of directors with respect to our core financial performance. Since this information is not a GAAP measurement of financial performance, there are material limitations to its usefulness on a stand-alone basis, including the lack of comparability of this presentation to the GAAP financial results of other companies. This non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, our financial results presented in accordance with GAAP.


Reconciliation of Core Net Income

A reconciliation of core net income to GAAP net loss for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
  (in thousands)
GAAP net loss $ (7,295 )   $ (3,003 )   $ (16,288 )   $ (9,229 )
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 5,559     5,086     21,173     20,370  
Stock-based compensation plan expense 11,889     10,746     45,533     42,044  
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 250     1,007     2,328     5,647  
Restructuring expense 3,257     713     4,244     1,652  
Minimum pension liability adjustments (71 )   1,110     (190 )   1,250  
Amortization of debt issuance costs 104     104     414     414  
Excess depreciation associated with restructuring events 105         633      
Global ERP system implementation and other costs             485  
Other non-core benefit (909 )   (471 )   (927 )   (481 )
Tax effects on non-GAAP income (1,035 )   (4,192 )   (7,006 )   (13,069 )
               
Core net income $ 11,854     $ 11,100     $ 49,914     $ 49,083  


Reconciliation of Diluted Core Earnings per Share

A reconciliation of our diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP diluted net loss per share for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
               
GAAP diluted net loss per share $ (0.17 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.38 )   $ (0.22 )
               
Plus:              
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 0.13     0.12     0.49     0.48  
Stock-based compensation plan expense 0.28     0.25     1.06     1.00  
Acquisition and integration-related expenses     0.02     0.05     0.14  
Restructuring expense 0.07     0.02     0.10     0.04  
Excess depreciation associated with restructuring events         0.01      
Global ERP system implementation and other costs             0.01  
Other non-core benefit (0.02 )   (0.01 )   (0.02 )   (0.01 )
Minimum pension liability adjustments     0.03         0.03  
Amortization of debt issuance costs         0.01     0.01  
Tax effects on non-GAAP income (0.02 )   (0.10 )   (0.16 )   (0.31 )
               
Diluted core earnings per share $ 0.27     $ 0.26     $ 1.16     $ 1.17  


A reconciliation of our non-GAAP weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share to our GAAP weighted average shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Numerator:              
               
Core net income $ 11,854     $ 11,100     $ 49,914     $ 49,083  
               
Denominator:              
               
Weighted average shares used in computing basic net loss per share for GAAP 43,127     42,078     42,793     41,770  
               
Impact of dilutive securities (stock options, restricted stock awards and employee stock purchase plan) (1) 28     287     191     335  
               
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted core earnings per share 43,155     42,365     42,984     42,105  


(1)
  These securities are dilutive on a GAAP basis in periods where we report GAAP net income. These securities are anti-dilutive on a GAAP basis in periods where we report GAAP net loss.


Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

A reconciliation of our adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net loss for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
               
GAAP net loss $ (7,295 )   $ (3,003 )   $ (16,288 )   $ (9,229 )
               
Adjustments:              
Other expense and pension adjustments 142     1,981     3,843     5,025  
Income tax (benefit) provision 1,454     (454 )   5,826     1,828  
Depreciation and amortization 8,783     7,425     32,545     27,232  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 5,559     5,086     21,173     20,370  
Stock-based compensation plan expense 11,889     10,746     45,533     42,044  
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 250     1,007     2,328     5,647  
Restructuring expense 3,257     713     4,244     1,652  
Excess depreciation associated with restructuring costs 105         633      
Global ERP system implementation and other costs             485  
Other non-core (benefit) expense 48     (84 )   196     (94 )
               
Adjusted EBITDA $ 24,192     $ 23,417     $ 100,033     $ 94,960  


Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of Revenue

A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue to GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
GAAP net loss as a percent of revenue (6%)   (3%)   (3%)   (2%)
Adjustments:              
Other expense and pension adjustments 0%   2%   1%   1%
Income tax provision (benefit) 1%   0%   1%   0%
Depreciation and amortization 7%   7%   7%   6%
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 5%   4%   4%   5%
Stock-based compensation plan expense 10%   10%   10%   10%
Acquisition and integration-related expenses 0%   1%   0%   1%
Restructuring expense 3%   0%   1%   0%
Adjusted EBITDA as a percent of revenue 20%   21%   21%   21%
               


Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
               
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Revenues:              
Subscriptions $ 101,021     $ 87,728     $ 384,742     $ 339,410  
Software licenses 1,203     1,176     5,074     8,098  
Service and maintenance 19,441     21,088     79,319     91,706  
Other 464     647     2,268     3,007  
               
Total revenues 122,129     110,639     471,403     442,221  
               
Cost of revenues:              
Subscriptions 41,701     35,533     153,308     136,417  
Software licenses 80     128     412     528  
Service and maintenance 9,402     11,439     41,154     49,955  
Other 343     523     1,578     2,186  
Total cost of revenues 51,526     47,623     196,452     189,086  
               
Gross profit 70,603     63,016     274,951     253,135  
               
Operating expenses:              
Sales and marketing 33,378     26,383     119,883     106,429  
Product development and engineering 20,184     18,391     78,090     73,019  
General and administrative 17,391     14,909     63,353     56,749  
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 5,559     5,086     21,173     20,370  
Total operating expenses 76,512     64,769     282,499     256,567  
               
Loss from operations (5,909 )   (1,753 )   (7,548 )   (3,432 )
               
Other income (expense), net 68     (1,704 )   (2,914 )   (3,969 )
               
Loss before income taxes (5,841 )   (3,457 )   (10,462 )   (7,401 )
Income tax (provision) benefit (1,454 )   454     (5,826 )   (1,828 )
               
Net loss $ (7,295 )   $ (3,003 )   $ (16,288 )   $ (9,229 )
               
Net loss per share:              
Basic and Diluted $ (0.17 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.38 )   $ (0.22 )
               
Shares used in computing net loss per share:              
Basic and Diluted 43,127     42,078     42,793     41,770  


 
Bottomline Technologies
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
  June 30,   June 30,
  2021   2020
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $ 144,148     $ 205,041  
Cash and cash equivalents, held for customers 9,836     6,304  
Accounts receivable 72,978     69,970  
Other current assets 34,653     28,328  
       
Total current assets 261,615     309,643  
       
Property and equipment, net 68,471     67,155  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net 27,570     24,712  
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 409,389     359,824  
Other assets 48,683     31,803  
       
Total assets $ 815,728     $ 793,137  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 11,428     $ 13,422  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 45,925     48,198  
Customer account liabilities 9,836     6,304  
Deferred revenue 88,679     82,074  
       
Total current liabilities 155,868     149,998  
       
Borrowings under credit facility 130,000     180,000  
Deferred revenue, non-current 12,559     13,959  
Operating lease liabilities, non-current 26,629     20,670  
Deferred income taxes 14,574     8,656  
Other liabilities 19,864     27,520  
       
Total liabilities 359,494     400,803  
       
Stockholders' equity      
Common stock 49     48  
Additional paid-in-capital 819,392     764,906  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (16,081 )   (48,675 )
Treasury stock (150,282 )   (143,333 )
Accumulated deficit (196,844 )   (180,612 )
       
Total stockholders' equity 456,234     392,334  
       
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 815,728     $ 793,137  

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