MIND CTI Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2013
YOQNEAM, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- MIND C.T.I. LTD. (MNDO), a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as call accounting solutions, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
The following will summarize our major achievements in the first quarter of 2013 as well as our business. Full financial results can be found in the Investors section of our website at www.mindcti.com/investor/PressReleases.asp and in our Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Revenues were $4.44 million, compared with $5.26 million in the first quarter of 2012.
- Operating income was $140 thousand, or 3.15% of revenue, compared with $1.14 million in the first quarter of 2012 or 21.6%.
- Net income was $162 thousand or $0.01 per share, compared with $1.11 million or $0.06 per share in the first quarter of 2012.
- Cash flow from operating activities was $1.91 million.
As of March 31, 2013 we had 350 employees in our four offices, compared with 319 as of March 31, 2012.
Low Operating Income
As previously announced, some maintenance agreements were not renewed in 2012 and the expected negative impact on our 2013 revenues, gross margins and profitability has begun to be reflected in the first quarter of 2013. The weak results of the quarter are also a result of the delay of a win that we expected to materialize in the first quarter that slipped into the second quarter. At the same time, expenses grew significantly due to necessary increases in salaries in Romania, planned and pre-announced headcount growth and detrimental exchange rate fluctuations. The decrease in our gross margin was due to the termination of some maintenance agreements that were supported with relatively low cost of revenues and to some lower margin deals that we implemented mainly in 2012 but will be recognized in 2013 as well.
Cash Position and Annual Dividend Distribution
The cash position including available for sale securities was $21.1 million as of March 31, 2013.
As previously announced, based on our policy of annual dividend distribution, the Board declared on March 6, 2013 a cash dividend of $0.24 per share before withholding tax. The record date was March 20, 2013 and the payment date was April 3, 2013. Tax was withheld at a rate of 19%. The aggregate dividend distributed in April was approximately $4.5 million.
Revenue Distribution for Q1 2013
Sales in the Americas represented 59.8%, sales in Europe represented 18.5%, sales in Israel represented 16.3% and the rest of the world represented 5.4% of total revenue.
Revenue from customer care and billing software totaled $3.46 million, while revenue from enterprise call accounting software totaled $980 thousand.
Revenue from licenses was $1.23 million, or 27.7% of total revenue, while revenue from maintenance and additional services was $3.21 million, or 72.3%.
Monica Iancu, MIND's CEO, commented: "While our business remains healthy and the pipeline is strong, we are clearly not pleased with our weak results for this quarter. We expect that we will be able to announce new wins with the results of the second quarter. At the same time we believe that the marketplace is affected by competitive pricing requiring us to accept changes in our pricing policies, mainly more long-term managed services agreements and fewer license deals, which is expected to affect our current results. We expect gross margins to remain between 50% and 60% due to competitive pressure and to an increasing rate of professional services, mainly additional functionality for our existing customer base. We expect that we will improve our operating margins towards our target level as the new wins translate into revenues."
MIND also announced today that its 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on June 24, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. (Israel time), at the offices of the Company, Industrial Park, Building 7, Yoqneam 20692, Israel.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on May 23, 2013 are entitled to vote at the Meeting. All shareholders are cordially invited to attend the Meeting in person. Proxy statements and proxy cards for use by shareholders that cannot attend the meeting in person will be sent by mail.
The agenda of the meeting is as follows:
(i) to re-appoint BrightmanAlmagor Zohar (member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu), as the Company's independent auditor until the close of the following Company's Annual General Meeting and to authorize the Board of Directors of the Company to determine its remuneration or to delegate the Audit Committee thereof to do so; and (ii) to re-elect Mr. Amnon Neubach, whose term of office will expire on August 27, 2013, for a fifth three-year term of office as an External Director of the Company (as such term is defined in the Israeli Companies Law 5759-1999); and (iii) to re-elect Mr. Rimon Ben Shaoul, whose term of office will expire on June 25, 2013, for a second three-year term of office as an External Director of the Company; and (iv) to re-elect Ms. Monica Iancu, whose term of office will expire at the 2013 Annual General Meeting, to hold office as a Class I director of the Company until the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company; and (v) to approve a compensation policy for the Company's directors and officers in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Law, 1999; and (vi) to approve and ratify the renewal of the Company's directors' and officers' liability insurance policy; and (vii) to discuss the Company's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Adoption of the proposed resolutions in paragraphs (i), (iv) and (vi) above requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the ordinary shares present in person or by proxy and voting on the matter.
Adoption of the proposed resolutions in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the ordinary shares present, in person or by proxy, and voting on the matter, provided that (i) the shares voting in favor of such resolution include at least the majority of the shares voted by shareholders who are not controlling shareholders and who are not interested parties other than interests that do not stem from connections with the controlling shareholders; or (ii) the total number of shares voted against the resolution by shareholders who are not controlling shareholders and interested parties does not exceed two percent of the total voting rights in the Company.
Adoption of the proposed resolution in paragraph (v) above requires the affirmative vote of a majority of Ordinary Shares present at the meeting, in person or by proxy, and voting on the matter, provided that (i) the shares voting in favor of such resolution include at least the majority of the shares voted by shareholders who are not controlling shareholders and who do not have a personal interest in the Compensation Policy; or (ii) the total number of shares voted against the resolution by shareholders who are not controlling shareholders and interested parties does not exceed two percent of the total voting rights in the Company.
MIND CTI Ltd. is a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as telecom expense management (call accounting) solutions. MIND provides a complete range of billing applications for any business model (license, managed service or complete outsourced billing service) for Wireless, Wireline, VoIP and Quad-play carriers in more than 40 countries around the world. A global company, with over thirteen years of experience in providing solutions to carriers and enterprises, MIND operates from offices in the United States, UK, Romania and Israel.
Cautionary Statement for Purposes of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements other than historical facts included in the foregoing press release regarding the Company's business strategy are "forward-looking statements." These statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may materially differ. The forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including the risks discussed in the Company's filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information.
For more information please contact: Andrea Dray MIND CTI Ltd. Tel: +972-4-993-6666 Email Contact
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