Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation software and services for pharmaceutical safety and efficacy, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2022, ended November 30, 2021.
Shawn O’Connor, chief executive officer of Simulations Plus, said, “Our software business continued to deliver higher revenue and margins in the first quarter, supplemented by improving momentum in our services business, which returned the company to overall double-digit revenue growth. The reinvigorated growth enabled a 22% improvement in net income, demonstrating both the benefit of a higher software versus services revenue mix and the inherent leverage in our operating model.”
First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Highlights (compared with the corresponding period last fiscal year):
- Total revenue increased 16% to $12.4 million;
- Software revenue increased 19% to $7.4 million, representing 59% of total revenue;
- Services revenue increased 13% to $5.0 million, representing 41% of total revenue;
- Gross profit increased 17% to $9.7 million; gross margin was 78%;
- Net income and diluted EPS of $3.0 million and $0.15 compared to $2.5 million and $0.12, respectively;
- Adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 million, representing 42% of total revenue.
Mr. O’Connor concluded, “Looking forward, we remain focused on our organic growth strategy driven by key initiatives, including investing in our sales and marketing function, cross-selling products and services, and continuing to enhance our industry leading software offerings with new and improved functionality and incremental capabilities. With a software business that continues to generate consistently high growth rates, and a consulting services business that’s growing its pipeline and backlog, we remain confident in achieving our 10-15% total revenue guidance for fiscal 2022.”
The company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share of the company’s common stock, payable on February 7, 2022, to shareholders of record as of January 31, 2022. The declaration of any future dividends will be determined by the Board of Directors each quarter and will depend on earnings, financial condition, capital requirements, and other factors.
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Webcast and Conference Call Details
Shawn O’Connor, chief executive officer, and Will Frederick, chief financial officer, will host a conference call and webcast today at 5 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The call may be accessed by registering here or by calling 1-201-389-0879. The webcast will be available on our website under Conference Calls & Presentations. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website approximately one hour following the call.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, and any acquisition or financial transaction-related expenses. Adjusted EBITDA represents a measure that we believe is customarily used by investors and analysts to evaluate the financial performance of companies in addition to the GAAP measures that we present. Our management also believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating our core operating results. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and should not be considered an alternative to net income or operating income as an indicator of our operating performance or to net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of our liquidity. The company’s Adjusted EBITDA measure may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in its industry, as other companies in its industry may calculate non-GAAP financial results differently, particularly related to non-recurring, unusual items.