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CSI Reports Growth in Revenues and Net Income for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022

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PADUCAH, Ky., May 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) today reported growth in revenues and net income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended Feb. 28, 2022. CSI’s results for fiscal 2022 marked the Company’s 22nd consecutive year of revenue growth and 25th consecutive year of growth in net income.

CSI’s revenues rose 8.7% to $316.6 million in fiscal 2022 compared with $291.3 million for fiscal 2021. Net income for fiscal 2022 was $61.9 million, an 11.6% increase compared with fiscal 2021’s net income of $55.4 million. Net income per share increased 11.9% to $2.25 compared with $2.01 in the prior fiscal year.

Fourth quarter revenues rose 7.2% to $81.0 million in fiscal 2022 compared with $75.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Net income rose 23.7% to $16.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $13.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Net income per share increased 24.5% to $0.61 compared with $0.49 in the prior fiscal year’s fourth quarter.

"We are pleased to report another successful year of growth for CSI," stated David Culbertson, CSI’s president and CEO. "Our excellent results benefited from increased demand from both our Enterprise Banking and Business Solutions groups.

"Our revenue growth in fiscal 2022 was driven by new accounts coming online, continued demand for digital banking services, increased volume from payments processing and higher demand for our regulatory compliance and managed information technology and cybersecurity services.

"Our industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and we plan to accelerate our investments in fiscal 2023 to meet the changing competitive landscape and position CSI for future growth. As a result, we expect earnings growth momentum to taper during the second half of this year based on our planned increase in new investments, higher staffing levels and a return to pre-pandemic travel levels. We remain focused on achieving our strategic objectives of developing a future-ready workforce, making every customer interaction exceptional, accelerating transformational opportunities and raising the visibility of CSI as an innovative fintech organization," continued Culbertson.

Fiscal 2022 Results

Consolidated revenues rose 8.7% to $316.6 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $291.3 million for fiscal 2021. The growth in revenues resulted primarily from the addition of new customers, cross sales to existing customers, increased transaction volumes from existing customers, growth in digital banking and growth in regulatory compliance services partially offset by lower contract termination fees and departed business in fiscal 2022 compared with fiscal 2021. Enterprise Banking Group revenues rose 9.9% to $196.6 million in fiscal 2022 compared with fiscal 2021 and accounted for 62.1% of total revenues for fiscal 2022. Business Solutions Group revenues rose 6.8% to $120.1 million compared with the prior fiscal year. Early contract termination fees were $4.7 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $5.8 million for fiscal 2021. These fees are generated when a customer terminates its contract prior to the end of the contracted term, a circumstance that typically arises when an existing CSI customer is acquired by another financial institution that is not a CSI customer. These fees can vary significantly from period to period based on the number and size of customers that are acquired and how early in the contract term a customer is acquired. Excluding the effect of the early contract termination fees in both periods, consolidated fiscal 2022 revenues increased approximately 9.2% compared with the prior fiscal year.

Operating expenses increased 8.4% to $237.2 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $218.8 million for fiscal 2021. The fiscal 2022 increase in operating expenses was due to higher cost of goods sold on higher related payments processing, digital banking and managed services revenues; increased employee-related expenses due to higher staffing, annual salary adjustments, health insurance expense, profit-sharing plan contributions due to higher earnings growth, and special COVID-19 pandemic-related employee incentives; higher professional fees; and higher travel expenses in comparison to the prior fiscal year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Operating income rose 9.5% to $79.4 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $72.5 million for fiscal 2021. Operating margin increased to 25.1% for fiscal 2022 compared with 24.9% for fiscal 2021.

Income before income taxes increased 9.1% to $79.6 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $73.0 million for fiscal 2021. The provision for income tax was $17.8 million for fiscal 2022 compared with $17.6 million for fiscal 2021. The increase was due to higher taxable income, partially offset by a lower effective tax rate in fiscal 2022 compared to fiscal 2021.

Net income for fiscal 2022 rose 11.6% to $61.9 million compared with $55.4 million for fiscal 2021. Net income per share increased 11.9% to $2.25 for fiscal 2022 compared with $2.01 for fiscal 2021. The growth rate in earnings per share exceeded the growth rate in net income due to earnings per share rounding and 0.5% net fewer weighted average shares outstanding for fiscal 2022 as a result of shares purchased during fiscal years 2022 and 2021 under the Company’s share repurchase programs.

CSI’s cash flow from operations rose 8.1% to $70.1 million in fiscal 2022 compared with $64.8 million in fiscal 2021. Cash and cash equivalents increased $15.6 million to $61.0 million as of Feb. 28, 2022, compared with $45.4 million at Feb. 28, 2021. The increase in cash was due primarily to higher net income.

Fourth Quarter Results

Consolidated revenues increased 7.2% to $81.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $75.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The growth in revenues benefited from higher sales in both the Enterprise Banking and Business Solutions groups, including growth in digital banking, document delivery, regulatory compliance and managed services revenues. Revenue growth also benefited from increased transaction volumes in payments processing in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 included $1.6 million in early contract termination fees compared with $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Excluding the effect of early contract termination fees in both periods, net revenues increased 6.3% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Early contract termination fees are generated when a customer terminates its contract prior to the end of the contracted term, a circumstance that typically arises when an existing CSI customer is acquired by another financial institution that is not a CSI customer. These fees can vary significantly from period to period based on the number and size of customers that are acquired and how early in their respective contract terms the customers are acquired.

Operating expenses rose 3.8% to $59.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $57.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The increase in operating expenses was related to higher cost of goods from growth in payments processing, document delivery and third-party hardware and software revenues as well as higher profit-sharing plan contributions and professional fees.

Operating income increased 18.6% to $21.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $17.7 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The increase in operating income was primarily due to increased revenues and improved operating margin. Operating margins rose to 26.0% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with 23.5% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Excluding the effect of early contract termination fees, operating income rose 15.1%, or $2.5 million, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

The provision for income tax was $4.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The decline was due to lower effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 compared with fiscal 2021.

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 rose 23.7% to $16.7 million compared with $13.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Net income per share increased 24.5% to $0.61 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 on 27.5 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with $0.49 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 on 27.6 million weighted average shares outstanding.

About Computer Services, Inc.

Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core processing, digital banking, managed services, payments processing, print and electronic document distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers, both foreign and domestic. Management believes exceptional service, dynamic solutions and superior results are the foundation of CSI’s reputation and have resulted in the Company’s inclusion in such top industry-wide rankings as IDC Financial Insights FinTech 100, Talkin’ Cloud 100 and MSP 501 Top Global Managed Service Providers, for which it ranked second in 2021. CSI has also been recognized by Aite Group, a leading industry research firm, as providing the "best user experience" in its AIM Evaluation: The Leading Providers of U.S. Core Banking Systems. CSI’s stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information, visit csiweb.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements except historical statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and are based only on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to future developments that may cause results to differ materially.

Readers should carefully consider: (i) economic, competitive, technological and governmental factors affecting CSI’s operations, customers, markets, services, products and prices; (ii) risk factors affecting the financial services information technology industry generally including, but not limited to, cybersecurity risks that may result in increased costs for us to protect against the risks, as well as liability or reputational damage to CSI in the event of a breach of our security; (iii) risk factors affecting the United States economy generally including without limitation acts of terrorism, military actions including war, and viral epidemics and pandemics that alter human behaviors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our business operations and financial results; (iv) increasing domestic and international regulation imposing burdensome requirements regarding the privacy of consumer data especially consumer financial transaction data of which CSI possesses substantial quantities; and (v) other factors discussed in CSI's Annual Reports, Quarterly Reports, news releases and other documents posted from time to time on the OTCQX website (www.otcmarkets.com), including without limitation, the description of the nature of CSI's business and its management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for reported periods. Except as required by law or OTC Markets Group, Inc., CSI undertakes no obligation to update, and is not responsible for updating, the information contained or incorporated by reference in this report beyond the publication date, whether as a result of new information or future events, or to conform this document to actual results or changes in CSI's expectations, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services or otherwise.

COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended February 28,

Twelve Months Ended February 28,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues

$

80,951

$

75,487

$

316,648

$

291,337

Operating expenses

59,937

57,770

237,222

218,825

Operating income

21,014

17,717

79,426

72,512

Non-operating income

(141

)

-

21

37

Interest income, net

45

44

163

443

Income before income taxes

20,916

17,761

79,610

72,992

Provision for income taxes

4,206

4,255

17,754

17,588

Net income

$

16,710

$

13,506

$

61,856

$

55,404

Earnings per common share

$

0.61

$

0.49

$

2.25

$

2.01

Shares used in computing earnings per common share

27,457,554

27,577,758

27,478,117

27,625,040

COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share data)

2/28/2022

2/28/2021

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash

$

60,996

$

45,398

Funds held on behalf of clients

12,263

8,566

Accounts receivable, net

52,991

42,223

Income tax receivable

1,694

932

Deferred contract costs

22,763

18,718

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

12,498

10,917

Total current assets

163,205

126,754

Property and equipment, net

41,412

43,755

Software and software licenses, net

26,438

29,583

Deferred contract costs

129,390

106,936

Goodwill

60,115

60,115

Intangible assets, net

2,682

3,396

Right of use assets

4,931

6,734

Other assets

6,730

7,076

Total assets

$

434,903

$

384,349

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

24,757

$

20,096

Deferred contract liabilities

62,695

48,763

Deferred revenue

12,690

12,830

Client funding obligation - settlement liabilities

12,263

8,566

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

2,138

2,563

Total current liabilities

114,543

92,818

Long-term liabilities

Deferred income taxes, net

31,546

29,314

Deferred contract liabilities

13,389

11,448

Operating lease liabilities

2,964

4,357

Other liabilities

1,704

1,721

Total long-term liabilities

49,603

46,840

Total liabilities

164,146

139,658

Shareholders' equity

Preferred stock; shares authorized, 5,000,000; none issued

Common stock, no par; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 27,460,955 shares issued at February 28, 2022; 27,565,001 shares issued at February 28, 2021

35,303

32,546

Retained earnings

235,454

211,852

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net

-

293

Total shareholders' equity

270,757

244,691

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

434,903

$

384,349

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Contacts

Brian K. Brown, CFO
800-545-4274, ext. 10689 or brian.brown@csiweb.com

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