Toronto (February 27, 2014) NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ), a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

Financial Highlights for Q4 2013

  • Fourth quarter revenue was $7.4 million, an 8% increase over the same period in the prior year
  • Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) was a loss of $1.8 million or $0.09 per share (basic and diluted) for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 as compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $4.2 million or $0.21 per share (basic and diluted) for the same period in the prior year
  • Net loss was $3.1 million or $0.15 per share (basic and diluted) for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, as compared to a net loss of $4.2 million or $0.21 per share (basic and diluted) for the same period in the prior year

Financial Highlights Full Year 2013

  • Annual revenue was $27.3 million, a 4% increase over prior year
  • Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) was a loss of $16.4 million or $0.81 per share (basic and diluted) for the year ended December 31, 2013 as compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $14.8 million or $0.74 per share (basic and diluted) in the prior year
  • Net loss was $18.8 million or $0.92 per share (basic and diluted) for the year ended December 31, 2013, as compared to a net loss of $16.4 million or $0.83 per share (basic and diluted) in the prior year

“It was not a year without challenges, we are pleased with our revenue increase in the fourth quarter,” said William M. Tatham, Chief Executive Officer of NexJ.  “Our expense restructuring of $9 million on an annualized basis is reflected in the lessening of our EBITDA losses quarter over quarter throughout the year. We remain committed to being cash flow positive in 2015.”

Conference Call Information

NexJ will be hosting an earnings report conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. The call can be accessed via webcast or by phone by dialing 647-427-7450 (Toronto local or international) or 1-888-231-8191 (North America Toll Free).  Investors should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the teleconference is scheduled to begin.

A replay of the call will be available beginning today at 8:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. on March 3, 2014 and can be accessed by dialing 416-849-0833 (Toronto local) or toll free at 1-855-859-2056 and using password 29926948.

Financial Statements for the period are available here for download.

Non-IFRS Measures

This news release includes certain measures that have not been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) such as Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin which are used to evaluate the Company’s operating performance as a complement to results provided in accordance with IFRS.  The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are useful supplemental information as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company’s main business activities prior to taking into consideration how those activities are financed and taxed and also prior to taking into consideration asset depreciation and the other items listed below.

The term “Adjusted EBITDA” refers to net income/loss before adjusting for share-based payment expense, earn-out expense (recovery), lease-exit charges, finance income, finance costs, foreign exchange gain/loss, depreciation and amortization and income taxes.  The lease-exit charges have been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA because these are charges that relate to the exit of a portion of our leased office space, which was as a result of a re-assessment of our business requirements and headcount reductions executed by the Company in the second half of 2013.  The Company believes that these charges are not representative of the operating performance of the business.  “Adjusted EBITDA margin” refers to the percentage that Adjusted EBITDA for any period represents as a portion of total revenue for that period.

The term Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are not measures recognized by IFRS and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS.  Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.  Investors are cautioned that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin should not be construed as an alternative to net income (loss) as determined in accordance with IFRS.

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):

EBITDA-2013-Q4

Financial Statements are available as a PDF download

About NexJ Systems Inc.

NexJ is a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services,insurance and healthcare industries. Our next-generation, people-centered software combines industry-specific functionality with information from multiple applications and data stores to provide comprehensive knowledge of the individual.

Based in Toronto, NexJ has clients throughout North America and in Europe. For more information about NexJ visit www.nexj.com, e-mail info@nexj.com, or call 416-222-5611. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or hang out with us on Google+.

NexJ Forward-looking Statement Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the financial conditions, and results of operations and earnings, may contain words such as “could”, “expects”, “may”, “should”, “will”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “targets”, “plans”, “envisions”, “seeks” and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the Company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. The Company’s assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the date of this press release, may provide to be inaccurate and consequently the Company’s actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.

Actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following: (i) the future performance, financial and otherwise, of NexJ; (ii) the ability of NexJ to protect, maintain and enforce its intellectual property rights; (iii) the acceptance by the Company’s customers and the marketplace of new technologies and solutions; (iv) the Company’s growth and profitability prospects; (v) the estimated size and growth prospects of the CRM market; (vi) the Company’s competitive position in the CRM market and its ability to take advantage of future opportunities in this market; (vii) the Company’s ability to attract new customers and develop and maintain existing customers; and (viii) the demand for the Company’s product and the extent of deployment of the company’s products in the CRM marketplace. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances.

The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) our dependence on a limited number of customers and large project size; (ii) fluctuation in our quarterly operating results; (iii) our dependence on key personnel and our compensation structure; (iv) risks associated with managing large and complex software implementation projects; (v) uncertainties and assumptions in our sales forecasts, including the extent to which sales proposals are converted into sales; (vi) risks associated with our ability to design, develop, test, market, license and support our software products on a timely basis; (vii) market acceptance of our products and services; (viii) commercial success of products resulting from our investment in research and development; (ix) our success in expanding sales into new international markets; (x) risks associated with expansion into healthcare and other new industry verticals; (xi) competition in our industry; (xii) failure to protect our intellectual property or infringement of intellectual property rights of third parties; (xiii) reliance upon a limited number of third-party software products to develop our products; (xiv) defects or disruptions in our products and services; (xv) currency exchange rate fluctuations; (xvi) lengthy sales cycles for our software; (xvii) global financial market conditions; (xviii) failure to manage our growth successfully; and (xix) failure to successfully manage and integrate acquisitions.

For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2012 dated March 6, 2013, and other securities filings with the Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com.  Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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