Texada Announces Results and Operating Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2011
April 24, 2012
– Total revenues for 2011 were $7.7 Ml. compared to $4.5 Ml. in 2010. Net earnings for the year were $1.7 Ml. compared to net earnings of $0.28 Ml. in 2010.
– Acquired the operating assets of Rolls High Reach (“Rolls”), a four location, Southern California based equipment rental operation
– Launched a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) deployment option and entered into a multi-year extension of its licensing arrangement with PROIV Technology Inc.
– Closed $4.0 Ml. private placement and successfully converted and repaid the Company’s convertible debentures
GUELPH, ONTARIO—(Marketwire – April 24, 2012) – Texada Software Inc. (“Texada”) (TSX VENTURE:TXS), announces today its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011.
For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company generated total revenues of $7.7 Ml. and net earnings of $1.7 Ml. Adjusted EBITDA (defined as net earnings for the year adjusted for deferred income tax, amortization, gain on fair value increment on acquisition (net of deferred income taxes), business acquisition expenses, accretion on convertible debt, interest expense, foreign exchange, and stock based compensation expense) was $0.10 Ml. These results compare to total revenues of $4.5 Ml., net earnings of $0.28 Ml. and an Adjusted EBITDA of $0.70 Ml. in 2010. Gain on fair value increment on acquisition, net of deferred income taxes, contributed $3.2 Ml. to net earnings in 2011.
Revenue from Rolls was $3.2 Ml. of revenue in the year, with software generating $4.5 Ml., consistent with the revenue achieved in fiscal 2010. Operating expenses (excluding the effect of gain on fair value increment on acquisition and business acquisition expenses) increased by $3.7 Ml. in 2011 to $7.1 Ml. compared to $3.4 Ml. in 2010 primarily due to the addition of the Rolls business and an increase in strategic initiative expenses in 2011.
“The year ended December 31, 2011 marks a critical jump off point for Texada, launching a new trajectory of growth, creation of shareholder value and improved customer satisfaction in all of our operating business units” said Willie Swisher, Texada’s CEO. He continued, “we are actively working on enhancing the Company’s strategy and vertical integration processes. At the same time, we continue to build out our team and are working diligently on several other new business opportunities for the Company”.
“With the introduction of our SaaS deployment option during 2011, we have seen steady activity with new installations within our existing verticals” said Texada’s President, Brian Spilak. “The extension of the Company’s relationships with several key accounts and PROIV was an important milestone for our software business unit and provides unique operating leverage to continue to profitably grow our user base worldwide. We are pleased with our operating performance in 2011 and look forward to bringing new technology and functionality to the user base to further streamline their operations.”
The Company’s financial results for the period are presented below:
|Thousands of Canadian Dollars
(except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended December 31,||Year Ended December 31,|
|Software and services||$ 1,069||$ 1,074||$ 4,460||$ 4,447|
|Total revenue||$ 3,487||$ 1,074||$ 7,670||$ 4,447|
|Operating Income (Adjusted EBITDA)||78||140||98||693|
|Net Earnings (Loss) for the Period||($ 2,410)||($ 2)||$ 1,676||$ 284|
|Net Earnings (Loss) per Share – Basic||($ 0.07)||($ 0.01)||$ 0.08||$ 0.03|
|Net Earnings (Loss) per Share – Diluted||($ 0.08)||($ 0.01)||$ 0.07||$ 0.03|
The Company also announced that the Board of Directors has reached an agreement with three members of senior management, who are also directors, to settle certain debt owing to these individuals by the issuance of common shares of the Company (the “Shares for Debt Transaction”). Under this Shares for Debt Transaction, an aggregate amount of $112,000 owing by the Company pertaining to compensation for the year ended December 31, 2011 to these individuals will be settled by the issuance of approximately 533,000 common shares at a deemed price of $0.21 which is based upon the closing price of the Company’s common shares of April 23, 2012 less a permitted discount of 25%. The Shares for Debt Transaction is subject to the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals, including the TSX Venture Exchange. In addition, the Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Shares for Debt Transaction will be subject to a four-month hold period.
More information may be found at www.sedar.com.
About Texada Software Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TXS)
Texada Software Inc. operates in two complementary businesses, enterprise asset management software and equipment rental.
Texada’s enterprise software business continues as the premier provider of software solutions for equipment rental and mobile equipment. Texada’s solutions are fully flexible and scalable to meet the unique needs of any sized operation and are backed by proven implementation, services and support. Texada’s market-driven software products combine knowledge and best practices from over 5,000 users worldwide, resulting in solutions that manage the complete asset life-cycle from acquisition through to disposal. The enterprise software’s customers enjoy the many benefits of this enhanced efficiency through better asset utilization, effective location tracking, and optimized scheduling.
The Company, through its wholly owned US equipment rental subsidiary, currently conducts business as Rolls High Reach at four locations in Southern California with over 7,000 customers and a wide range of over 1,000 aerial and forklift fleet rental units.
Texada can be reached at 1-800-361-1233 or 1-519-836-7073, or at www.texadasoftware.com.
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