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Fiscal 2021 revenue increased 12% year-over-year to $46.5 million
Software revenue increased 28% year-over-year to $27.7 million
Fiscal 2022 financial outlook for total revenue of $51 million to $53 million, reflecting 10% to 15% year-over-year growth
LANCASTER, Calif., October 25, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year 2021 fiscal year, ended August 31, 2021.
"We finished the year in a better position than we anticipated following our third quarter earnings report driven by both strong GastroPlus® sales and continued momentum in ADMET Predictor® sales following the introduction of new product functionality," said Shawn O’Connor, chief executive officer. "We also benefitted from our consulting services business returning to more normalized operations with an increasing backlog and improved pipeline of new opportunities, furthering our belief that the events of the third quarter were a short-term occurrence, and the business remains fundamentally healthy."
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights (compared with the corresponding period last fiscal year):
Total revenue increased 3% to $9.8 million
Software revenue increased 14% to $5.4 million, representing 55% of total revenue
Services revenue declined 7% to $4.4 million, representing 45% of total revenue
Gross profit increased 3% to $7.1 million
Gross margin was unchanged at 72%
Net income was $0.3 million compared to $2.2 million for the period last fiscal year
Diluted earnings per share was $0.01 compared to $0.11 for the period last fiscal year
Full Year Financial Highlights (compared with the corresponding period last fiscal year):
Total revenue increased 12% to $46.5 million
Software revenue increased 28% to $27.7 million, representing 60% of total revenue
Services revenue declined 6% to $18.8 million, representing 40% of total revenue
Gross profit increased 16% to $35.9 million
Gross margin increased from 74% to 77%
Net income was $9.8 million compared to $9.3 million for the period last fiscal year
Diluted earnings per share was $0.47 compared to $0.50 for the period last fiscal year
Fiscal 2022 Financial Outlook
The Company expects full year fiscal 2022 total revenue to be in the range of $51 million to $53 million, representing 10% to 15% year-over-year growth.
Software revenue is expected to be in the range of 55% to 60% of total revenue and services revenue is expected to be in the range of 40% to 45% of total revenue. Services revenue is expected to recover sequentially throughout fiscal 2022 and any acquisitions would be incremental to the revenue growth target above.
Mr. O’Connor concluded, "We believe our proven business model and increasing software revenue mix will enable us to grow our bottom line faster than our top line, while generating strong cash flows to further strengthen our balance sheet. Our already strong balance sheet reduces the need to secure additional capital as we’re evaluating strategic acquisition opportunities that we believe can further position us for success and support our revenue CAGR target above 20% as we’ve achieved since our Cognigen acquisition in fiscal 2015."
Quarterly Dividend Declared
On October 13, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share of the Company’s common stock, payable on November 1, 2021, to shareholders of record as of October 25, 2021. 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.
Investor Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call on October 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. All interested parties are invited to join the call by registering here or by calling 1-201-389-0879. Please join five to 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. The call will be simulcast live on the Internet, and the webcast will be available on the Investors page of the Simulations Plus website under Conference Calls & Presentations. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website approximately one hour following the call.
About Simulations Plus, Inc.
Serving clients worldwide for 25 years, Simulations Plus, Inc. is a leading provider of modeling and simulation software and consulting services supporting drug discovery, development research, and regulatory submissions. We offer solutions which bridge machine learning, physiologically based pharmacokinetics, quantitative systems pharmacology/toxicology, and population PK/PD modeling approaches. Our technology is licensed and applied by major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, consumer goods companies, and regulatory agencies worldwide. For more information, visit our website at www.simulations-plus.com. Follow us on Twitter | Read our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.
Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words like "believe," "expect" and "anticipate" mean that these are our best estimates as of this writing, but that there can be no assurances that expected or anticipated results or events will actually take place, so our actual future results could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our ability to maintain our competitive advantages, acceptance of new software and improved versions of our existing software by our customers, the general economics of the pharmaceutical industry, our ability to finance growth, our ability to continue to attract and retain highly qualified technical staff, our ability to identify and close acquisitions on terms favorable to the Company, and a sustainable market. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our quarterly and annual reports and filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
SIMULATIONS PLUS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Three months ended August 31,
Years ended August 31,
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SIMULATIONS PLUS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $78 and $50
Revenues in excess of billings
Prepaid income taxes
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Capitalized computer software development costs,
net of accumulated amortization of $14,438 and $13,582
Property and equipment, net
Operating lease right of use asset
Intellectual property, net of accumulated amortization of $6,516 and $5,087
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $2,186 and $1,642
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Preferred stock, $0.001 par value 10,000,000 shares authorized no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $0.001 par value and additional paid-in capital — 50,000,000 shares
authorized, 20,141,521 and 19,923,277 shares issued and outstanding
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Simulations Plus Investor Relations
Ms. Renee Bouche
Mr. Brian Siegel