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Nucleus Software announces Q2 FY 09 Results

October 20, 2008 | Press Release
New Delhi, India, October 19, 2008: Nucleus Software Exports Limited (NSE: NUCLEUS), today announced its Q2 results for financial year 2008-2009.

Nucleus Software's consolidated revenue for the quarter ending September 30, 2008 increased by 7% to Rs.75.46 crore in comparison to Rs.70.37 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. With total expenses increasing by 28% , the consolidated EBITDA declined by 53% to Rs.8.39 crore in comparison to Rs.17.95 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Net Profit after Tax (PAT) decreased by 75 % to Rs.4.07 crore in comparison to Rs.16.18 crore for the corresponding quarter in the previous year.

For the half year ending September 30, 2008, consolidated revenue has increased by 16 % to Rs.158.35 crore in comparison to Rs.137.02 crore for the corresponding half-year period in the previous year. With total expenses increasing by 32%, the consolidated EBITDA declined by 34% to Rs. 22.59 crore in comparison to Rs.34.06 crore for the corresponding half-year period in the previous year. Net Profit after tax (PAT) decreased by 60% to Rs.12.10 crore in comparison to Rs.30.20 crore for the corresponding half-year period in the previous year.

Highlights:

Quarter Ended September 30, 2008


- Consolidated revenue at Rs.75.46 crore from software products and software development services increased by 7% in comparison to Rs.70.37 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Product business revenue for the quarter at Rs. 52.10 crore increased by 6% in comparison to Rs. 49.16 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Projects & Services business revenue for the quarter at Rs. 23.35 crore increased by 10% in comparison to Rs. 21.21 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- EBIDTA at Rs. 8.39 crore decreased by 53% in comparison to Rs. 17.95 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Net Profit After Tax (PAT) at Rs. 4.07 crore decreased by 75% as compared to Rs. 16.18 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
- Earning Per Share for the quarter decreased to Rs. 1.26 from Rs. 5.00 compared to corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Half- Year Ended September 30, 2008

- Consolidated revenue at Rs.158.35 crore from software products and software development services increased by 16% in comparison to Rs.137.02 crore in the corresponding half- year of the previous year.
- Product business revenue for the half -year at Rs.109.36 crore increased by 17% in comparison to Rs. 93.33 crore in the corresponding half-year of the previous year.
- Projects & Services business revenue for the half-year at Rs. 48.99 crore increased by 12% in comparison to Rs.43.70 crore in the corresponding half-year of the previous year.
- EBIDTA at Rs. 22.59 crore decreased by 34% in comparison to Rs. 34.06 crore in the corresponding half-year of the previous year
- Net Profit After Tax (PAT) at Rs. 12.10 crore decreased by 60% in comparison to Rs.30.20 crore in the corresponding half-year of the previous year.
- Earning Per Share for the half-year decreased to Rs.3.74 from Rs.9.33 compared to corresponding half-year of the previous year.

Vishnu R Dusad, CEO and Managing Director, Nucleus Software said : We had stated last quarter and we reiterate that we are a Product Company with a long term perspective . The numbers for the quarter are disappointing and we have not achieved revenue at our desired and structured level. Order booking in our niche markets continues to be robust and we have the capacity to deliver higher revenue without incurring additional expense on resources and infrastructure.

Project starts continue to be delayed and at the end of the quarter, we had orders exceeding US$9 million where work had not commenced. We are taking necessary steps for initiating these projects.

The macro economic developments and the liquidity crisis prevailing globally are a cause for uncertainty . While our current revenues from US and Europe are 16% of total revenue, our markets in Japan, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and India cannot remain insulated. We are putting in motion plans for dealing with different business scenarios.

Other Key Information

For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2008
12 new order wins in the second quarter of the fiscal year
10 new customers added
• Won orders for 47 new product modules
Won two large projects from existing relationships for services business
13 product modules successfully implemented across the globe
Hired 83 employees in the last quarter
• Nucleus Software for the second year running has been listed among the ‘200 Best under a Billion’ list (2008) by Forbes for the Asia-Pacific region.

For the Half-Year Ended September 30, 2008

17 new orders in the first six months of the fiscal year
15 new customers added
• Won orders for 64 new product modules
Won two large projects from existing relationships for services business
22 product modules successfully implemented across the globe
• Hired 123 employees
FinnOneTM 3.5 launched
• Nucleus Software for the second year running has been listed among the ‘200 Best under a Billion’ list (2008) by Forbes for the Asia-Pacific region.
• 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

Accolades/Awards

• Nucleus Software for the second year running has been listed among the ‘200 Best under a Billion’ list (2008) by Forbes for the Asia-Pacific region.
• 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
• FinnOne™ Suite ranked No 2, best selling 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

• New Client Wins:

This quarter we added 10 new customers and bagged 12 new orders for implementing 47 product modules in the second quarter of FY 2008-09, from the leading financial institutions in India, Middle East and South East Asia. This region has immense potential in terms of growth in the banking sector and institutions, both large and small, are increasingly realizing the importance of technology in enhancing businesses.

We picked up substantial new business from our existing relationships this quarter. We won two large projects for our services business from our existing clients who are amongst the world’s leading names in the banking and financial services industry.


• Successful Global Implementations:

This quarter 13 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