Asure Software Acquires Legiant, Raises 2012 Guidance
- $4 million purchase price recognizes high synergy and low 1-time cost ($100,000)
- Transaction expected to contribute $1 million to EBITDA
- Increasing 2012 Revenue and EBITDA guidance to $18.0 million and $4.0 million respectively
- Expect to generate $1/share of free cash flow in 2012
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asure Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, announced today that it has acquired Legiant, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud computing time and attendance software and management services.
On December 14, 2011 Asure entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire Legiant for $4 million, comprised primarily of $1.2 million cash paid at closing, a $1.8 million seller's note, $0.5 million in assumed debt, $0.25 million in cash acquired as part of the acquisition, and $0.25 million in a short term note due in January, 2012.
|Q4 '11||FY '12|
|Revenue ($000s)||$3,530 -- $3,630||18,000|
|EBITDA Gain ($000s)||n/a||4,000|
|Net Earnings Per Share||Positive for Q4 & '11||tba|
|EBITDA Gain ($000s) excl. 1Time||540 -- 630||n/a|
"This acquisition fits with our cloud growth strategy via high synergy / low integration risk transactions," said Pat Goepel, Asure's Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to enhance our workforce management solution while utilizing our sizable tax loss asset to create meaningful client and shareholder value.
David Scoglio, Asure's Chief Financial Officer explained, "Due to continued strong cash generation, projected at $0.75 million in the fourth quarter, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of Legiant without any additional third party debt. With the addition of Legiant, Asure is upgrading its guidance for 2012 to $18 million in revenue and $4 million in EBITDA*. Guidance for the current fourth quarter of 2011 remains unchanged. Please see the table above and the upcoming 8-K for additional details."
Steven Rodriguez, Asure's Chief Operating Officer, added, "Asure Software provides the technology behind the Legiant Timecard product which creates a natural synergy between the two companies. The Legiant mobile solutions are an exciting addition to the Asure time and labor management product suite."
About Asure Software
Asure Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASUR), headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers intuitive and innovative technologies that enable companies of all sizes and complexities to operate more efficiently. The company ensures a high-performing work environment by integrating its "keep it simple" solutions and expertise to more than 3,500 clients world-wide; Asure Software's suite of solutions range from time and attendance workforce management solutions to asset optimization and meeting room management. For more information, please visit www.asuresoftware.com.
Legiant is a reseller of ADI Time based time and attendance solutions that deliver improvements in workforce productivity through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. The integration of software, hardware and professional services creates a comprehensive suite of time accounting solutions that is easy to use and accessible with a Web browser.
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*Non-GAAP Financial Measures: EBITDA
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EBITDA is calculated by adding income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization and stock compensation expense to net earnings, EBITDA is not defined under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings and other consolidated earnings data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as a measure of Asure's profitability.
CONTACT: David Scoglio, CFO Asure Software, Inc. 512-437-2732 email@example.com