ALPHARETTA, GA—Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, today reported operating results for its fiscal 2022 third quarter ended December 31, 2021.
Summary of Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Financial Results
- Total net revenue was $39.5 million, compared to net revenue of $36.7 million and $42.0 million in the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.
- Recurring revenues (which are comprised of support, maintenance and subscription services) for the fiscal third quarter were $25.1 million or 63.7% of total net revenue compared to $22.8 million or 62.3% of total net revenue and $21.0 million or 49.9% of total net revenue for the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively. Subscription revenues increased 24.9% over fiscal 2021 third quarter compared to an increase of 18.1% fiscal 2021 over fiscal 2020 third quarter. Subscription revenues comprised 46.4% of total recurring revenues compared to 40.9% and 37.7% for the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.
- Gross margin was 62.6% compared to 0% and 50.2% in the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.
- Net income attributable to common shareholders in the fiscal 2022 third quarter was $1.1 million, or $04 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $(2.5) million or $(0.11) per diluted share and $(2.6) million or $(0.11) per diluted share for the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.
- Adjusted diluted EPS (non-GAAP) was $0.19 compared to $0.23 and $0.05 per share in the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020 respectively (see reconciliation below).
- Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $6.6 million, compared to $7.6 million and $3.2 million in the third quarters of fiscal 2021 and 2020 respectively (see reconciliation below).
- Free cash flow (non-GAAP) in the fiscal 2022 third quarter was $9.9 million compared to $7.8 million and $3.0 million in the fiscal third quarters of 2021 and 2020 respectively (see reconciliation below). Ending cash balance was $115.1 million, compared to ending cash balance of $99.2 million as of fiscal 2021 year-end.
Ramesh Srinivasan, President and CEO of Agilysys, commented, “We are pleased with our continued consistent growth in subscription revenue despite partial to high business environment challenges across Asia, Europe, managed food services, cruise ships and hotel chains. We are happy to have crossed the $100M total annual recurring revenue exit run-rate milestone. With only three quarters completed, this fiscal year is already a record year with respect to sales bookings pertaining to subscription fees measured in Annual Contract Value (ACV) terms. Among other things, that has a lot to do with increasing momentum with property management system (PMS) products and related software modules. The hardware revenue related supply chain situation improved this quarter and should make more progress during Q4. Services revenue continues to be challenged by delayed projects which have further increased services and subscription revenue backlog.
The previously announced acquisition of ResortSuite closed early January as expected. Only a handful of technology providers currently have the experience and expertise to offer robust, comprehensive and end-to-end integrated property management solutions and the merger of two of them – Agilysys and ResortSuite – is progressing well on all fronts, among internal teams, customers and the overall hospitality industry community.
Q3 fiscal 2022 was a record quarter with respect to both subscription and overall recurring revenue. We expect the current business environment pressures on one-time hardware product and services revenue to get better soon. We expect Q4 fiscal 2022 to be a record high for overall total revenue getting us to the low end of fiscal 2022 annual guidance with profitability remaining at Adjusted EBITDA being slightly above 15% of revenue.”
Fiscal 2022 Outlook
Agilysys continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry with our primary focus being the safety of our employees and customers as we manage through these unprecedented times. We expect overall revenue during Q4 to be at record levels and total fiscal 2022 annual revenue to be at the low end of the guidance provided with Adjusted EBITDA being slightly better than 15% of revenue as stated before.
Dave Wood, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “We remain encouraged with the results of fiscal year 2022 with profitability and recurring revenue growth continuing as significant strengths. Q3 fiscal 2022 was our highest top line revenue quarter since the pandemic started close to two years ago. Supply chain and labor shortages continue to be a challenge to top line revenue. In addition, a recent accelerating shift from on premise to SaaS based solutions, a welcome trend for our long-term business health, has created a drag on top line revenue sooner than we anticipated. Our investment in building world class SaaS products through the downturn in the markets we serve is driving the record backlog levels we have seen during the last few quarters. As the industry continues to recover and the residual challenges are addressed, we expect our increasing investments in sales and marketing to result in sustained revenue growth and profitability levels.”
2022 Third Quarter Conference Call and Webcast
Agilysys is hosting a conference call and webcast today, January 25, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET. Both the call and the webcast are open to the public. The conference call number is 224-357-2393 (domestic or international); and the conference ID number is 1964765. Please call five minutes prior to the presentation to ensure that you are connected.
Interested parties may also access the conference call live on the Internet at Agilysys Events & Presentations. Approximately two hours after the call has concluded, an archived version of the webcast will be available for replay at the same location.
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
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