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Nucleus Software announces Q1 FY 09 Results

July 21, 2008 | Press Release
New Delhi, India, July 20, 2008: Nucleus Software Exports Limited (NSE: NUCLEUS), today announced its Q1 results for financial year 2008-2009.

Nucleus Software's consolidated revenue for the quarter ending 30th June, 2008 increased by 24% to Rs.82.90 crore in comparison to Rs.66.66 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. However , the consolidated EBITDA declined by 12% to Rs.14.19 crore in comparison to Rs.16.06 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year, with total expense rising 36%. After accounting for foreign currency loss of Rs.7.48 crore primarily on account of “ Mark to Market “ losses on Dollar Rupee options, the consolidated Profit after Tax ( PAT) at Rs. 8.03 crore is 43% lower than recorded in the corresponding quarter of the previous year .

Highlights:

Quarter Ended June 30, 2008


- Consolidated revenue at Rs. 82.90 crore from software products and software development services increased by 24% in comparison to Rs. 66.66 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Product business revenue for the quarter at Rs.57.26 crore increased by 30% in comparison to Rs. 44.17 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Projects & Services business revenue for the quarter at Rs.25.64 crore increased by14% in comparison to Rs. 22.48 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- EBIDTA at Rs. 14.19 crore declined by 12% in comparison to Rs.16.06 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Net Profit After Tax (PAT) at Rs.8.03 crore decreased by 43 % as compared to Rs. 14.01 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Earning Per Share for the quarter decreased to Rs. 2.48 from Rs.4.34 as compared to corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Vishnu R Dusad , CEO and Managing Director , Nucleus Software said : “ We are a Product Company and Product companies’ revenues by definition have to be looked at with a long term perspective as they do depend on the timing of booking of new orders and the start date for implementation. While our markets are not affected significantly by the prevailing economic conditions, we have observed delays in conclusion of order negotiations.

In this quarter, the number of new project starts has fallen and has affected the reported numbers. The performance appraisal cycle for the Company is April and a Rs. 4.crore addition to cost has also happened at the same time. We believe that quarterly figures do not truly represent the long-term potential of the Company and that with our constant efforts to deliver quality and price performance, we will continue to grow both revenue and profits in the medium term “

Other Key Information

For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2008

- Won orders for 27 product modules
- Added 6 new customers
- 9 product modules successfully implemented across the globe
- FinnoneTM 3.5 launched
- Nucleus Software was recognized as the Top Exporter in the IT & ITES sector and was conferred the "D&B - ECGC Indian Exporters' Excellence Award" by D&B India and ECGC India. 2007
- Added 40 new employees taking the global strength of employees to 1976

Accolades/Awards

 Nucleus Software was recognized as the Top Exporter in the IT & ITES sector and was conferred the "D&B - ECGC Indian Exporters' Excellence Award" by D&B India and ECGC India. 2007
• Nucleus Software has been listed among the ‘Best 200 under a billion companies in Asia’ (2007) by Forbes Asia magazine.
• FinnOne™ Suite ranked No 2, best selling retail lending software globally by IBS publishing, the UK based financial publication
• Nucleus Software amongst the top 15 ‘most exciting emerging IT/BPO companies to work for’ says NASSCOM.
• Nucleus Software has been selected as one of the top 25 companies adopting “Good Corporate Governance Practices” by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for second consecutive year in 2007.
• Nucleus Software was adjudged as one of the fastest growing companies in Asia Pacific under Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - 2007
• Nucleus Software was conferred with Oracle Partner of the Year Award in Fusion Middleware category at an APAC level. Nucleus Software was awarded for being the Fastest Growing ISV in 2007 by Oracle Corporation

Expansion of services and significant projects:

The Company continues to focus and invest on development of software products for Banking and Financial Institutions.

• New Client Wins:
Nucleus bagged orders from 6 new customers for implementing 27 product modules in the first quarter of year 2008-2009. Product orders were bagged from leading financial institutions in Africa, India, China & Middle East

• Successful Global Implementations:
This quarter 9 product modules went live in various markets across the globe. Some of the implementations were completed in record time. This further gave increased visibility to Nucleus in the global markets, and reaffirmed its standing in the global lending and cash management space.

About Nucleus Software

Nucleus Software (BSE & NSE: NUCLEUS) is the leading provider of lending and transaction banking products to the global financial services industry. Its software powers the operations of more than 150 companies in 50 countries, supporting retail banking, corporate banking, cash management, internet banking, automotive finance and other business areas. Nucleus Software is known for its world-class expertise and innovation in lending and transaction banking technology. It has two flagship products, built on the latest technology:
  • FinnOneTM 10 time winner - World’s Best Selling Lending Solution. 
  • FinnAxiaTM, an integrated global transaction banking solution used by banks worldwide to offer efficient and Innovative global payments and receivables, liquidity management and business internet banking services.
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit: http://www.nucleussoftware.com/safe-harbor.

For Media related information, please contact:

Rashmi Joshi, Nucleus Software
Email: rashmi.joshi@nucleussoftware.com
Phone: +91-9560694654