AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Asure Software (Nasdaq: ASUR) today announced results for the 2008 fiscal first quarter ended October 31, 2007. Highlights for the quarter include:
"We are progressing with the integration of iEmployee, which has strategically positioned the Company within the rapidly growing workforce management industry. The combination of iEmployee and NetSimplicity provides a broad range of tools enabling a business to optimize their workforce which is so important in a competitive environment. Our offerings target the small, medium business utilizing an attractive software as a service delivery model," said Richard N. Snyder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asure Software.
Software and Services Business
Software and services revenue for the three months ended October 31, 2007 were $1.9 million, an increase of $0.6 million, or 46 percent, from the $1.3 million reported for the three months ended July 31, 2007. Revenues include sales of the NetSimplicity scheduling and asset management software, including Meeting Room Manager ("MRM"), Visual Asset Manager ("VAM"), and sales of the Company's iEmployee workforce management software. Also included in these revenues are software maintenance and support services and professional services. Software and services revenue increased $0.9 million or 95% from the three months ended October 31, 2006 to the three months ended October 31, 2007.
Software and services gross margin for the 2008 fiscal first quarter was $1.5 million, an increase of $0.5 million or 51 percent, versus $1.0 million achieved for the 2007 fiscal fourth quarter. Software and services gross margins increased $0.9 million or 137% from the three months ended October 31, 2006 to the three months ended October 31, 2007.
Selling, General and Administrative
Total selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended October 31, 2007, were $2.8 million, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 13 percent, from the 2007 fiscal fourth quarter. This is primarily due to a reduction in Intellectual Property segment related operating expenses.
Net (Loss) Income
The Company reported a net loss of ($0.9 million), or ($0.03) per share, during the three months ended October 31, 2007.
The Company continues to fully integrate the iEmployee operations, develop its sales force to increase sales performance, and release new software updates. Management believes its software and services revenues will continue to increase. Gross margins from the segment are expected to improve during the next fiscal quarter. Management will continue to evaluate additional operational synergies from the iEmployee acquisition and further extend its market reach both domestically and in the international markets.
The Company did not have any intellectual property licensing revenues for the three months ended October 31, 2007. Management does not anticipate any additional licensing revenues from the patents which have generated such revenues in prior fiscal years. Although the Company continues to explore its patent portfolio for additional opportunities, management can give no assurance of future licensing revenues and believes any revenues to be generated from the Company's remaining patent portfolio may be less than those generated historically.
Conference Call and Webcast
Asure Software has scheduled a conference call with the investment community for Tuesday December 18, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET) to discuss the quarter and outlook. To take part in the call, please dial 800-593-9038 ten minutes before the conference call begins, ask for the Asure Software event, and use pass code 324972. International callers should dial 334-323-7224 and reference the same pass code. Investors, analysts, media and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call over the Internet by visiting the investor relations page of Asure's web site at http://www.asuresoftware.com. To listen to 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, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the investor relation's page of our web site at http://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 suite of on-demand workforce management software and services. Asure's market-leading products include workforce time and attendance tracking, benefits enrollment and tracking, pay stubs and W2 documentation, expense management, meeting room management, and asset tracking. With additional offices in Seekonk, Mass., Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mumbai, India, Asure serves 3,500 customers around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.asuresoftware.com.
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