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Ebix Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

August 8, 2014

Quarterly revenue of $51.5 million and operating cash flow of $17.8 million

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today reported results for the fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Ebix delivered the following results for the second quarter of 2014:

Revenues: Total Q2 2014 revenue was $51.5 million, an increase of 1% on a year-over-year basis, as compared to Q2 2013 revenue of $51.0 million and a slight sequential increase over Q1 2014 revenue of $51.4 million.

On a constant currency basis, Ebix Q2 2014 revenue increased year over year to $52.0 million as compared to $51.0 million in Q2 of 2013. Also on a constant currency basis, year to date revenue increased to $105.2 million as compared to $103.6 million during the same period in 2013.

Earnings per Share: Q2 2014 diluted earnings per share of $0.35 were essentially at the same level as in the second quarter of 2013. For purposes of the Q2 2014 EPS calculation, there was an average of 38.7 million diluted shares outstanding during the quarter, as compared to 38.8 million diluted shares outstanding in Q2 2013.

Operating Cash: Cash generated from operations in Q2 2014 was strong at $17.8 million, up 68% year-over-year as compared to $10.6 million in Q2 2013 and 65% higher as compared to $10.8 million from Q1 of 2014. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company generated $28.6 million of net cash flow from operating activities, an increase of 15% as compared to $24.8 million in the first six months of 2013.

Operating Income and Margins:Operating income for Q2 2014 was at $17.5 million as compared to $19.3 million of operating income in Q2 2013. Operating margins, for Q2 2014 were at 34% as compared to 38% for Q2 2013. The operating margins in Q2 2013 were favorably impacted by a $5.8 million reversal of earn out contingent liabilities pertaining to the PlanetSoft acquisition.

Net Income: Q2 2014 net income was $13.6 million, essentially at the same level as compared to Q2 2013 net income of $13.5 million. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, net income decreased $1.9 million or 6%, to $29.0 million compared to $30.9 million during the same period in 2013 primarily because of the onetime PlanetSoft related gains in Q2 of 2013.

Q3 2014 Diluted Share Count: As of today, the Company expects the diluted share count for Q3 2014 to be approximately 38.4 million.

Channel Revenues: The Exchange channel continued to be the largest channel for Ebix accounting for 80% of the Company's Q2 2014 revenues.

   
(dollar amounts in thousands)Three Months Ended

June 30,
Six Months Ended

June 30,
Channel2014201320142013
Exchanges$ 41,350$ 40,501$ 83,455$ 82,187
Broker Systems 4,865 4,766 9,351 9,488
Risk Compliance Solutions (RCS) 3,652 4,013 7,077 8,177
Carrier Systems 1,609 1,724 2,997 3,718
Total Revenue$ 51,476$ 51,004$ 102,880$ 103,570


The continued strengthening of the US dollar, year over year, as compared to the Australian dollar and the Brazilian real decreased revenue by $0.5 million in Q2 2014 and $2.3 million during the six months ended June 30, 2014 across the Exchange and Broker Systems Channels.

Ebix Chairman, President and CEO Robin Raina said, "Ebix has always been a cash story and towards that extent I am pleased with the operating cash flows of $17.8 million in Q2 of 2014. Ebix has successfully continued to fill in for the large drop in professional services revenues associated with some of our Pharma and PlanetSoft initiatives through increase revenues from other exchange product lines. As we start deploying some of the recently agreed to PlanetSoft projects with three leading carriers in the United States, we would expect our professional services revenues to accordingly start growing again and become a significant contributor to our revenues."

"We are continuing to pursue a number of deals that can have a meaningful impact on our future revenues. Our sales pipeline is strong and we feel good about the opportunities ahead of us." Robin said. "Our customer retention rates continue to be strong, and we have not lost any exchange clients who even account for more than 0.2 percent of Ebix revenues."

Robin added, "The recently announced $150 million credit line provides Ebix with the flexibility to pursue share buybacks and our acquisition strategy. We have consistently proven that we have the ability to make accretive acquisitions with strong cash flows. We are pleased with the support granted by the financial institutions to pursue our acquisition plans."

"During the second quarter Ebix reduced debt on our revolver and other debt by $17.7 million." said Ebix EVP and CFO Robert Kerris. "We paid $13.1 million in Q2 towards the purchase of office buildings in Atlanta and Noida, targeted at reducing our ongoing rental and infrastructure expenses while providing for future growth. During the quarter we continued to invest in the growth of the business with the purchase of Healthcare Magic for $6 million, and the payment of $2.25 million in earn-out obligations from prior business acquisitions. We also paid $2.9 million in cash dividends to our stockholders. After paying approximately $42 million towards the above, Ebix still had aggregate cash, cash equivalents, and short-term cash deposit investments in the amount of $34.3 million as of June 30, 2014. Operating cash flow for the 2nd quarter was $17.8 million, an increase of $7.0 million from Q1 and $7.2 million from the same period in 2013. This cash performance, in our view speaks to the strength of the Ebix business model."

About Ebix, Inc.

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (Nasdaq:EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

With 35+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com.

SAFE HARBOR REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

As used herein, the terms "Ebix," "the Company," "we," "our" and "us" refer to Ebix, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries as a combined entity, except where it is clear that the terms mean only Ebix, Inc.

The information contained in this Press Release contains forward-looking statements and information within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This information includes assumptions made by, and information currently available to management, including statements regarding future economic performance and financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, acceptance of the Company's products by the market, and management's plans and objectives. In addition, certain statements included in this and our future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), in press releases, and in oral and written statements made by us or with our approval, which are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "seeks," "plan," "project," "continue," "predict," "will," "should," and other words or expressions of similar meaning are intended by the Company to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this report and in the documents incorporated herein by reference. These statements are based on our current expectations about future events or results and information that is currently available to us, involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, and speak only as of the date on which such statements are made.

Our actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference, include, but are not limited to those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as well as: the risk of an unfavorable outcome of the pending governmental investigations or shareholder class action lawsuits, reputational harm caused by such investigations and lawsuits, the willingness of independent insurance agencies to outsource their computer and other processing needs to third parties; pricing and other competitive pressures and the Company's ability to gain or maintain share of sales as a result of actions by competitors and others; changes in estimates in critical accounting judgments; changes in or failure to comply with laws and regulations, including accounting standards, taxation requirements (including tax rate changes, new tax laws and revised tax interpretations) in domestic or foreign jurisdictions; exchange rate fluctuations and other risks associated with investments and operations in foreign countries (particularly in Australia and India wherein we have significant operations); equity markets, including market disruptions and significant interest rate fluctuations, which may impede our access to, or increase the cost of, external financing; and international conflict, including terrorist acts.

Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factors, or to publicly announce the results of, or changes to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events, developments, changed circumstances, or for any other reason.

Readers should carefully review the disclosures and the risk factors described in the documents we file from time to time with the SEC, including future reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto.

You may obtain our SEC filings at our website, www.ebix.com under the "Investor Information" section, or over the Internet at the SEC's web site, www.sec.gov.

Ebix, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income 
(In thousands, except per share data) 
(Unaudited) 
     
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,June 30
 2014201320142013
Operating revenue$ 51,476$ 51,004$ 102,880$ 103,570
         
Operating expenses:        
Cost of services provided 9,964 10,358 19,576 20,249
Product development 6,758 6,724 13,451 13,759
Sales and marketing 3,784 3,827 7,085 7,739
General and administrative, net 11,068 8,253 20,909 18,224
Amortization and depreciation 2,441 2,548 4,993 5,000
Total operating expenses 34,015 31,710 66,014 64,971
         
Operating income17,46119,29436,86638,599
Interest income 130 91 265 184
Interest expense (211) (281) (458) (643)
Non-operating (loss)/income - put options (139) (1,425) 315 (1,343)
Foreign currency exchange loss (336) (123) (455) (293)
Income before income taxes16,90517,55636,53336,504
Income tax expense (3,326) (4,014) (7,537) (5,618)
Net income$ 13,579$ 13,542 $ 28,996$ 30,886
         
Basic earnings per common share$ 0.35$ 0.36$ 0.76$ 0.83
         
Diluted earnings per common share$ 0.35$ 0.35$ 0.75$ 0.80
         
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 38,427 37,210 38,373 37,189
         
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 38,647 38,789 38,624 38,784
 
Ebix, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share amounts)
   
 June 30,

 2014
December 31,

 2013
ASSETS(Unaudited)  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents$ 32,903$ 56,674
Short-term investments 1,427 801
Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $1,450 and $1,049, respectively 40,416 39,070
Deferred tax asset, net 1,400 256
Other current assets 4,951 5,548
Total current assets81,097102,349
     
Property and equipment, net 21,148 8,528
Goodwill 352,833 337,068
Intangibles, net 49,091 50,734
Indefinite-lived intangibles 30,887 30,887
Deferred tax asset, net 14,880 12,194
Other assets 1,518 3,682
Total assets$ 551,454$ 545,442
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$ 16,258$ 17,818
Accrued payroll and related benefits 5,410 6,482
Short term debt 18,750 13,062
Revolving line of credit 7,840
Current portion of long term debt and capital lease obligations, net of discount of $10 and $10, respectively 761 827
Current deferred rent 246 254
Contingent liability for accrued earn-out acquisition consideration 137 4,137
Liability – securities litigation settlement 4,226
Put option liability 530 845
Deferred revenue 18,494 18,918
Other current liabilities 89 106
Total current liabilities68,51566,675
     
Revolving line of credit 22,840
Long term debt and capital lease obligations, less current portion, net of discount of $10 and $38, respectively 9,284 20,124
Other liabilities 11,031 4,719
Contingent liability for accrued earn-out acquisition consideration 17,072 10,283
Deferred revenue 148 391
Long term deferred rent 1,971 2,185
Total liabilities108,021127,217
     
     
Temporary equity5,0005,000
     
Stockholders' equity:    
Preferred stock, $0.10 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
Common stock, $0.10 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 38,435,320 issued and 38,394,811 outstanding at June 30, 2014 and 38,088,391 issued and 38,047,882 outstanding at December 31, 2013 3,839 3,805
Additional paid-in capital 163,588 164,216
Treasury stock (40,509 shares as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013) (76) (76)
Retained earnings 280,777 257,574
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (9,695) (12,294)
Total stockholders' equity438,433413,225
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 551,454$ 545,442
 
Ebix, Inc. and Subsidiaries
CondensedConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands) 
(Unaudited)
    
 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 20142013
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income$ 28,996$ 30,886
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 4,993 5,000
Provision (benefit) for deferred taxes (1,668) (14,119)
Share based compensation 882 996
Provision for doubtful accounts 748 527
Debt discount amortization on promissory note payable 18 23
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss 517 339
(Gain) loss on put option (315) 1,344
Reduction of acquisition earnout accruals (1,762) (6,114)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable (2,992) (2,101)
Other assets 917 182
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,914) 7,303
Accrued payroll and related benefits 2,007 1,296
Deferred revenue (1,128) (3,051)
Deferred rent (195) 11
Reserve for potential uncertain income tax return positions 3,866 2,349
Liability - securities litigation settlement payment (4,218)
Other liabilities (128) (32)
Net cash provided by operating activities28,62424,839
     
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Acquisition of Qatarlyst, net of cash acquired (4,740)
Acquisition of Healthcare Magic, net of cash acquired (5,856)
Acquisition of CurePet, Inc., net of cash acquired 3
Payment of acquisition earn-out contingency, Taimma (2,250) (2,250)
Payment of acquisition earn-out contingency, USIX (727)
Maturities of marketable securities 225
Purchases of marketable securities (567)
Capital expenditures (13,852) (652)
Net cash used in investing activities(22,522)(8,144)
     
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Repayments on revolving line of credit (15,000) (5,000)
Principal payments of term loan obligation (4,813) (4,125)
Repurchases of common stock (2,234) (2,492)
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation (3,200)
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 788 662
Forfeiture of certain shares to satisfy exercise costs and the recipients income tax obligations related to stock options exercised and restricted stock vested (30) (728)
Dividend payments (5,793) (2,794)
Principal payments of debt obligations (321) (624)
Payments of capital lease obligations (103) (155)
Net cash used in financing activities(30,706)(15,256)
Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash 833 (2,494)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents(23,771)(1,055)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 56,674 36,449
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period$ 32,903$ 35,394
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:    
Interest paid$ 436$ 635
Income taxes paid$ 6,774$ 11,830

CONTACT: Aaron Tikkoo 678 -281-2027 or atikkoo@ebix.com



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