Versant Announces Quarterly Revenues of $3.8 Million
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versant Corporation (VSNT), an industry leader in specialized data management software, today announced its financial results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2012.
Versant reported revenues of $3.8 million for the quarter compared to $3.5 million for the same quarter last year, representing an increase of approximately 9%. One customer accounted for 34% of total revenues in the quarter, whereas two customers accounted for 29% of total revenues in the quarter ended April 30, 2011.
Net loss for the second quarter ended April 30, 2012 was $0.2 million and diluted net loss per share was $0.07, compared to net loss of $0.5 million and diluted net loss per share of $0.17 for the quarter ended April 30, 2011. Versant continued to make planned investments in increased research and development and sales and marketing efforts during the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Under the Company's current stock repurchase program, Versant is authorized to expend up to $5.0 million to repurchase outstanding shares of its common stock. During the quarter ended April 30, 2012, Versant acquired approximately 174,000 shares through open market purchases and block trades at an average price of $10.80 per share, leaving a balance of approximately $2.9 million available for future repurchases of common stock under this program.
Bernhard Woebker, Versant Corporation's CEO, stated, "We continue to make progress with the implementation of our strategic initiative in Big Data Analytics. In our most recent quarter ended, the fully functional Versant Java Persistence API pre-release version 0.9 was made available, and to-date, we have had several hundred downloads of this API from both existing customers and other interested parties. We are also on track to make a cloud enabled pre-release version of this platform available later this summer. The Company currently continues to expect to meet its previously provided annual guidance for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2012."
About Versant Corporation
Versant Corporation is an industry leader in building specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability, significantly cut hardware and administration costs, speed and simplify development, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in over 150,000 installations across a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, energy, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. For more than 20 years, Versant has been a trusted partner of Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens, and Financial Times, as well as the U.S. Government. For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit www.versant.com .
Forward Looking Statements Involve Risks and Uncertainties
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. These forward-looking statements include the statements in this press release (i) the Company's belief that it is on track to make a cloud enabled pre-release version of the Versant Java Persistence API platform available later in the summer of 2012, and (ii) the Company's statement that it continues to expect to meet its original previously provided annual guidance for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2012. Forward-looking statements are based on our assessment of current trends in our business, as well as the general economic environment in fiscal 2012, and may prove to be incorrect. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of Versant's future performance or other matters and involve very significant risks and uncertainties.
There are many important factors and risks that could cause our actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could adversely affect our business and results can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending October 31, 2011, its reports on Form 10-Q and its reports on Form 8-K.
Versant is a registered trademark or trademark of Versant Corporation in the United States.
Conference Call Information
Versant will host a teleconference today to discuss the above after markets close. The details for the call are as follows:
|Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012|
|Time: 1:30 PM Pacific (4:30 PM Eastern)|
|Dial-in number US: 1-877-941-1427|
|Conference ID: 4539492|
|Internet Simulcast*: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=100553|
|*Windows Media Player needed for simulcast. Simulcast is voice only.|
|Dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will request your name and organization and ask you to wait until the call begins. If you have any difficulty connecting, please call Versant Corporation at (650) 232-2416.|
|A replay of the conference call will be available until May 31, 2012.|
|Replay number US: 1-877-870-5176|
|International Replay number: 1-858-384-5517|
|Replay Pass Code**: 4539492|
|** Enter the playback pass code to access the replay|
|VERSANT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except for share amounts)|
|April 30,||October 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 22,083||$ 23,145|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||2,873||2,183|
|Deferred income taxes||840||898|
|Other current assets||395||481|
|Total current assets||26,191||26,707|
|Property and equipment, net||1,053||993|
|Intangible assets, net||257||309|
|Total assets||$ 36,128||$ 36,636|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 303||$ 152|
|Total current liabilities||5,094||3,923|
|Other long-term liabilities||221||178|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, no par value, 7,500,000 shares authorized, 2,763,022 shares issued and outstanding at April 30, 2012, and 2,935,125 shares issued and outstanding at October 31, 2011||88,665||90,055|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net||(222)||31|
|Total shareholders' equity||30,813||32,535|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 36,128||$ 36,636|
|VERSANT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except for per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|April 30,||April 30,||April 30,||April 30,|
|License||$ 2,144||$ 1,818||$ 4,798||$ 4,413|
|Cost of revenues:|
|Amortization of intangible assets||26||65||52||138|
|Total cost of revenues||448||505||917||1,039|
|Sales and marketing||1,480||1,320||2,933||2,820|
|Research and development||1,221||980||2,341||1,912|
|General and administrative||829||1,262||1,839||2,307|
|Total operating expenses||3,530||3,562||7,113||7,039|
|Income (loss) from operations||(133)||(555)||158||10|
|Interest and other income (expense), net||28||(57)||56||(47)|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(105)||(612)||214||(37)|
|Income tax benefit (expense)||(107)||75||(293)||(39)|
|Net loss||$ (212)||$ (537)||$ (79)||$ (76)|
|Net loss per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.07)||$ (0.17)||$ (0.03)||$ (0.02)|
|Diluted||$ (0.07)||$ (0.17)||$ (0.03)||$ (0.02)|
|Shares used in per share calculation:|
CONTACT: Jerry Wong Chief Financial Officer Versant Corporation 1-800-VERSANT 650-232-2400Source: Versant Corporation 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.