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Revenue up 13% - SaaS working wonders for Aussie tech giant

By Julia Gabel, Tue 30 May 2017
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TechnologyOne, an Australian enterprise software company, has released its financial results for the half year ending in 31 March 2017.

Licence Fees are up 30% to $24.1 million, and Profit Before Tax (PBT) up 10% to $10.3 million.

With 199 TechnologyOne Cloud customers, the company claims that the Annual Contract Value (ACV) is now at $19.9 million (recurring each year), an increase of over 93% from last year’s figure of $10.3 million.

The company claims their TechnologyOne Cloud platform contributed a $937k profit in the half, compared to a $922k loss this time last year. This growth is due to the mass production of Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture.

The company expects full year profit contribution from the TechnologyOne Cloud to be $2.5 million.

Going forward, the company hopes to transition from perpetual licences to subscription licences with the aim of creating a strong longer term annuity business. The company claims that they obtained over 80% of their new business customers on subscription licences.

In addition, research and development represents 21% of revenue for the company. TechnologyOne invested $23.6 million in R&D for the half year, an increase of 9%.  

Other financial highlights for half year 2017 for TechnologyOne are:

  • Revenue up 13% to $113.9 million (HY16: $101 million)
  • Profit Before Tax (PBT) up 10% to $10.3 million (HY16: $9.4 million)
  • Total Expenses up 13% to $103.6 million (HY16: $91.5 million)
  • R&D up 9% to $23.6 million (HY16: $21.8 million)
  • Expenses excluding R&D up 15% to $80 million (HY16: $69.8 million)
  • Operating cash flow of $2.6 million (HY16: -$3.3 million)

According to TechnologyOne, other highlights by revenue stream are:

  • Initial Licence fees up 30% to $24.1 million
  • Annual Licence fees up 10% to $47.9 million
  • Total Consulting Services is flat with profit down $4.1 million
  • Cloud Services fees up by 93% to $19.9 million (HY16: $10.3 million)
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