AUSTIN, TX, Jun 18, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, today announced financial results for the 2009 fiscal third quarter, ended April 30, 2009.
"I am pleased with the meaningful progress we made in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, including significantly reducing operating expenses and EBITDA loss compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2009, and preserving our overall revenue level in spite of challenging economic conditions," said Richard N. Snyder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asure Software. "For example, Meeting Room Manager (MRM) scored key new customer wins in each of our targeted industries in Q3, and iEmployee secured the largest new client since we acquired the business.
"We are optimistic about the future on a number of fronts. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market continues to be an attractive growth market for us. In fact, the Gartner Group predicts the SaaS market to grow at an average annual rate of 19.4% through 2013, far above the 5.2% growth for the overall business software market," Snyder said. "In addition, we remain committed to increasing our operating efficiencies while reducing expenses and maintaining or growing revenues, which will put us on track to obtain EBITDA profitability by the end of this calendar year."
Additional Third-Quarter Highlights:
On a sequential basis, Asure's total revenues remained flat in Q3 2009 at $2.4 million, relative to the same approximate amount in Q2 2009, due to the continuing weak economy.
Operating expenses declined in Q3 2009 versus Q2 2009 by 11% due to the implementation of a 10% salary reduction and other prudent cost-cutting initiatives.
Editor's Note: In a separate release issued today, Asure Software also announced that COO Nancy L. Harris has been named President and CEO of the Company, and that former President, CEO and Chairman Richard N. Snyder has been named Executive Chairman.
Conference Call Details
Asure Software has scheduled a conference call for today, Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT) to discuss its most recent financial results and outlook. Participating in the call will be Richard Snyder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Jay Peterson, Chief Financial Officer; and Nancy Harris, Chief Operating Officer.
To take part, please dial 800-638-5495 ten minutes before the conference call begins, ask for the Asure Software event and use passcode 59748373. International callers should dial 617-614-3946 and reference the same passcode, 59748373.
Investors, analysts, media and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call in listen-only mode via the Internet by visiting the investor relations page of Asure's web site at www.asuresoftware.com. To monitor the live call, please visit the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an archived replay will be available shortly after the call on the investor relations page of the Company's web site at www.asuresoftware.com.
About Asure Software
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Asure Software (ASUR), (a d/b/a of Forgent Networks, Inc.), empowers small to mid-size organizations and divisions of large enterprises to operate more efficiently, increase worker productivity and reduce costs through a comprehensive suite of on-demand workforce management software and services. Asure's market-leading suite includes products that optimize workforce time and attendance tracking, benefits enrollment and tracking, pay stubs and W2 documentation, expense management, and meeting and event management. With additional offices in Warwick, Rhode Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mumbai, India, Asure serves 3,500 customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.asuresoftware.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Asure's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which include those associated with continued listing of the Company's securities on the NASDAQ Capital Market, could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.