NEWS RELEASE: Magic Software 1Q2007 Earnings

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Magic Software issued its first quarter financial results news release this morning. Please note that there is a conference call scheduled for this morning at 11am US Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. If you need any additional information, please let me know. Thanks!

 

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Magic Software Announces First Quarter Results

 

Company Reports Net Profit of Over $1 Million, Gaining Sustainable Profitability

 

 

OR YEHUDA, ISRAEL; May 14, 2007 – Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a leading provider of state-of-the-art business integration and application development technology, reported today its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were $16.4 million, a 7% increase over Q1 2006 and 1% over Q4 2006

  • Operating income was $1.1 million vs. operating losses of $0.2 million in Q1 2006 and Q4 2006

  • Magic Software sustained profitability with net income of over $1.0 million

  • In Q1 2007, the company reported a positive free cash flow of $3.9 million, the highest level in seventeen quarters

  • Cash and cash equivalents, including short-term marketable securities, reached $16.5 million at March 31, 2007

 

First quarter of 2007 results reflect the company’s sustained profitability for a second consecutive quarter and its continued revenue growth.

 

Total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 was $16.4 million, an increase of 1% from the $16.2 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2006 and a 7% increase compared to the $15.3 million reported in the first quarter of 2006.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2007 was $8.7 million, compared to $8.9 million in the last quarter of 2006 and $8.5 million in the first quarter of 2006.

Net profit for the first quarter of 2007 amounted to $1.0 million, compared to a net profit of $0.03 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 and a net loss of $0.2 million reported in the comparable quarter of 2006.

In the first quarter of 2007, North America, Europe and Japan accounted for 41%, 36% and 14% of total revenue, respectively. The rest of the world accounted for 9% of total revenue in the first quarter of 2007.

"We are very pleased with the results of the first quarter," said David Assia, Chairman and acting CEO of Magic Software Enterprises. "By achieving profitability for a second consecutive quarter we have proved that Magic is back on the right track. Despite the challenges involved in the restructuring we implemented in 2006, we managed to grow our revenues this quarter compared to the first quarter of 2006 and even exceeded our revenues in the fourth quarter of 2006, which is typically our strongest quarter in terms of revenue. The positive cash flow of $3.9 million we’re reporting also contributes to our positive outlook towards the future.”

 

Assia added, “In 2006 we announced a major restructuring plan designed to increase the company’s profitability by focusing on the marketing and sales of our flagship products. We are also welcoming the arrival of Eitan Naor, our new CEO, and are confident that Eitan’s leadership and vision will enable us to achieve our growth and profitability goals."

 

Accomplishments and Operational Highlights:

Below are some key accomplishments since Magic Software Enterprises’ last earnings report:

 

  • A special edition of Magic’s iBOLT integration suite, aimed at the needs of a large community of SAP R/3 and mySAP enterprise customers, was recently introduced.

  • The company signed an agreement with a major medical center for expanding an integration project with a SAP-based health information system using iBOLT Special Edition for SAP R/3.

  • Magic Software continues to increase its foot print in the SAP SME market with over 160 installations of its iBOLT Special Edition for SAP Business and over 190 SAP Business Partners.

  • Magic Software continues to make inroads amongst users of Oracle JD Edwards software running on the IBM System i platform. The company recently recruited seven new system integration partners who will implement projects for JD Edwards users using a special edition of Magic’s iBOLT integration suite called JDE Connect™.

  • The company continues to strengthen its relationship with IBM, with a special focus on the System i market. Magic Software has become a SOA Specialty partner of IBM – one of few partners that have reached this level of partnership with IBM.

  • Magic Software has donated to the University of Nebraska $1 million in business process and development software in support of a worldwide hub for advanced teaching and remote access by other universities on IBM’s premier "all-in-one" System i business computing platform.

  • .Eitan Naor, the newly appointed CEO of Magic Software, will join the company within the next month.

 

Confere
nce Call

Magic Software’s management will host a conference call on May 14, 2007 to discuss the company’s first quarter financial results. The conference call will begin at [11:00]am EDT / [16:00] GMT / [18:00] in Israel.

To participate in the conference call, please call the appropriate number listed below at least five minutes prior to the start of the call:

From the US: 1 888 642 5032

From Israel: 03 918 0688

Callers should reference the Magic Software first quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call.

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately 48 hours after the call ends, and will be available for three months, at http://www.magicsoftware.com/investors.

 

 

About Magic Software Enterprises

Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ: MGIC) has been a leader in enterprise application development, deployment and integration technology for more than two decades. Magic Software is a subsidiary of Formula Systems Ltd., a company effectively controlled by Emblaze Ltd. The company’s service-oriented platform is used by companies worldwide to develop, maintain, and deploy both legacy and new business solutions, while integrating these applications across both internal and external, heterogeneous environments. Magic Software’s platform-independent methodology lets companies achieve agility by quickly assembling composite applications, allowing programmers to create services and architects and business analysts to orchestrate and reuse these services to enable business processes. Through partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM and SAP and more than 2500 ISVs worldwide, Magic Software technology is used by more than 1.5 million customers around the globe.

 

For more information on Magic Software Enterprises and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com.

 

 

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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Company Contact:
Ziv Zviel
VP Finance
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.
+972-3-538 9219
Ziv_Zviel@magicsoftware.com

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(US Dollars in Thousands)

 

 

 

March 31, 2007

 

December 31, 2006

Assets

 

 

Current assets

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$11,782

$8,162

Short term deposits

68

69

Short term marketable securit
ies

4,613

4,649

 

16,463

12,880

Accounts receivables

 

 

Trade receivables

13,631

12,231

Other receivables and prepaid expenses

3,881

2,853

Inventory

290

328

Total current assets

34,265

28,292

 

 

 

Severance pay fund

2,078

2,176

Long term deposits

562

566

Investments in affiliated companies

223

223

Fixed assets, net

6,440

6,554

Goodwill

21,654

21,624

Other assets, net

10,775

10,863

Total assets

$75,997

$70,298

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

Short-term bank credit

$4,051

$4,514

Trade payables

3,747

3,491

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

16,066

11,671

Total current liabilities

23,864

19,676

 

 

 

Long-term loans

355

233

Accrued severance pay

2,406

2,499

Minority interests

132

131

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

Share capital

835

832

Capital surplus

105,222

105,016

Treasury stock

(6,773)

(6,773)

Accumulated deficit

(50,312)

(51,316)

Total shareholders’ equity

$48,972

$47,759

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$75,729

$70,298

Consolidated Statement of Operations

(US Dollars in Thousands)

 

 

Three months ended March

Three months ended December

Three months ended March

 

2007

 

2006

 

2006

 

Revenues

 

 

 

Software sales

$3,572

$3,627

$4,846

Applications

1,892

1,817

1,406

Maintenance and Support

3,938

3,731

3,486

Consultancy & other services

6,950

7,014

5,528

Total revenues

$16,352

$16,189

$15,266

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

 

 

 

Software sales

$970

$707

822

Applications

779

569

876

Maintenance and Support

681

898

941

Consultancy & other services

5,236

5,129

4,151

Total cost of revenues

$7,666

$7,303

$6,790

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

$8,686

$8,886

$8,476

 

 

 

 

Research & development, net

1,067

828

865

Sales, marketing, and general & administrative expenses

6,211

7,617

7,286

 

Depreciation

355

 

419

488

Restructuring expenses

269

Operating profit (loss)

$1,053

$(247)

$(163)

 

 

 

 

Financial income (expenses), net

128

$124

(72)

One time gain

278

Income (loss) before taxes

$1,181

$155

$(235)

Taxes on income

187

84

47

Income (loss) before minority

Interest

$994

71

$(282)

Minority interests in

(income) losses of subsidiaries

(37)

56

Equity gain (loss)

10

(4)

57

Net income (loss)

$1,004

$30

$(169)

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share, basic

$0.03

$0.00

$(0.01)

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share,diluted

$0.03

$0.00

$(0.01)

Weighted avg. shares outstanding (000’s)

31,306

31,285

31,094

Diluted weighted avg. shares outstanding (000’s)

31,990

31,793

31,094

 

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