Total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 was $57.6 million compared to $67.4 million for the first quarter last year. Software revenue for the first quarter totaled $23.0 million compared to $29.3 million for the first quarter last year. The 2006 first quarter included $1.3 million of non-recurring PLM software revenue. The PLM business was sold in March 2006. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2007, maintenance revenue totaled $28.7 million and services revenue totaled $5.9 million, compared to $27.6 million of maintenance revenue and $10.5 million of services revenue for the first quarter last year. The 2006 quarter included $1.1 million of PLM services revenue.
"Our transition to enterprise sales has presented some execution challenges to MSC as we move our key customers from purchasing engineering tools to implementing enterprise-wide simulation platforms," said Bill Weyand, CEO and Chairman of MSC.Software. "And these challenges continued to impact our financial performance in the first quarter as this transition is taking longer than expected. We are disappointed with the timing of large transactions and our ability to close and complete these larger deals. Although we are not satisfied with these results, we did see certain positive signs in our business in the first quarter."
"The number of transactions greater than $100,000 increased both quarter over quarter and sequentially, and the average amount of such transactions increased as well," continued Mr. Weyand. "We are seeing positive signs with our new Enterprise Simulation products and did have a number of key wins in the quarter with customers including Kimberly Clark and GE, in the US, Nissan and Honda in Asia Pacific, and Airbus, Alenia, and VW in Europe."
"MSC is beginning to get traction on evolving our customers from simulation tools to multi-discipline solutions as evidenced by Honda adopting MD Solutions for product development," continued Mr. Weyand. "In addition, winning IBM's Beacon Award for Global Solutions - Best Industry Solution further validates that our SimManager Enterprise product offering represents tremendous value to the customer with the potential for delivering up to a 75% engineering productivity gain."
"We believe our simulation technology is best-in-class, our vertical end-markets are strong, and customer response to our enterprise simulation strategy is positive. We are now focusing on execution in order to improve our financial performance," added Mr. Weyand.
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY
Total revenue in the Americas for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 was $18.4 million, compared to $22.6 million the first quarter last year. The 2006 first quarter included non-recurring software and services revenue totaling $2.4 million for the PLM business. Total revenue in EMEA for the first quarter was $19.7 million, compared to $23.7 million the first quarter last year. Excluding the effects of changes in the EURO during the 2007 quarter, total revenue in EMEA was $18.0 million. In the Asia Pacific region, revenue totaled $19.6 million, compared to $21.5 million for the first quarter last year. Excluding the effects of changes in the YEN during the 2007 quarter, total revenue in Asia Pacific was $20.0 million.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND EPS
Total operating expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 were $59.4 million, compared to $43.2 million for the first quarter last year. Included in the 2007 first quarter was a $7.1 million restructuring charge. Included in the 2006 first quarter were $3.8 million of audit and non-recurring professional service fees incurred in connection with the accounting restatement, and $0.6 million of consulting fees related to the implementation of worldwide financial systems offset by a $4.4 million gain on sale of certain assets of our PLM business.
The first quarter 2007 had an operating loss of ($13.4) million, compared to operating income of $5.6 million in the first quarter last year. For the 2007 first quarter, the loss from continuing operations totaled ($6.4) million or $(0.15) per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $3.1 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the first quarter last year.
At this time the Company will not affirm or issue guidance. The Company will evaluate its decision to provide guidance in the future, as it continues to move through this transition period.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter financial results today at 1:30 pm pacific (4:30 pm eastern). The call will be web cast and can be accessed at the following URL: http://www.mscsoftware.com/ir/, or by dialing in to (800) 374-0151. The international dial-in number to access the live call is (706) 634-4981. To participate in the live conference call, use the following conference ID code: 7122772. The conference call slide presentation will be available along with the audio web cast and at the Company's website at http://www.mscsoftware.com/ir/.
An archived version of the audio conference call will be available until May 11, 2007 and can be accessed at: (800) 642-1687 using the conference ID code: 7122772. An archive of the conference call and slide presentation will also be available at http://www.mscsoftware.com/ir/ .
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCS) is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software and services. MSC.Software employs more than 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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MSC.SOFTWARE CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share value amounts) December 31, March 31, 2006 2007 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents $111,878 $100,597 Investments 14,123 12,000 Trade Accounts Receivable, less Allowance for Doubtful Accounts of $1,555 and $2,365, respectively 70,432 74,472 Income Tax Receivable -- 4,919 Deferred Taxes 15,727 15,707 Other Current Assets 7,440 7,694 Total Current Assets 219,600 215,389 Property and Equipment, Net 19,055 20,849 Goodwill and Indefinite Lived Intangibles 178,457 178,457 Other Intangible Assets, Net 25,912 24,447 Deferred Tax Assets 4,789 11,798 Other Assets 11,025 11,357 Total Assets $458,838 $462,297 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts Payable 10,666 8,066 Compensation and Related Costs 18,949 16,585 Current Portion of Long-Term Debt 800 800 Restructuring Reserve -- 2,015 Income Taxes Payable 2,903 -- Deferred Revenue 71,694 72,376 Other Current Liabilities 14,366 13,084 Current Liabilities of Discontinued Operations 1,862 1,569 Total Current Liabilities 121,240 114,496 Unrecognized Tax Benefits -- 7,160 Long-Term Deferred Revenue 6,495 13,925 Long-Term Debt 6,756 6,801 Other Long Term Liabilities 13,439 15,663 Total Liabilities 147,930 158,045 Shareholders' Equity: Preferred Stock, $0.01 Par Value, 10,000,000 Shares Authorized; No Shares Issued and Outstanding -- -- Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value, 100,000,000 Shares Authorized; 43,960,000 and 44,271,000 Issued and 43,738,000 and 43,910,000 Outstanding, respectively 440 443 Additional Paid-in Capital 415,860 419,289 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss): Currency Translation Adjustment, net of Tax (13,363) (13,397) Unrealized Investment Gain, net of Tax 8,868 7,548 SFAS No. 158 Pension Liability, net of Tax (1,070) (1,054) Total Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (5,565) (6,903) Accumulated Deficit (96,953) (103,739) Treasury Shares, At Cost (222,000 and 361,000 Shares, respectively) (2,874) (4,838) Net Shareholders' Equity 310,908 304,252 Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $458,838 $462,297 MSC.SOFTWARE CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2006 2007 Revenue: Software $29,279 $23,003 Maintenance and Services 38,099 34,646 Total Revenue 67,378 57,649 Cost of Revenue: COR Software 3,994 3,092 COR Maintenance and Services 14,605 8,555 Total Cost of Revenue 18,599 11,647 Gross Profit 48,779 46,002 Operating Expense: Research and Development 10,953 13,205 Selling, General and Administrative 32,029 38,910 Amortization of Intangibles 187 175 Restructuring Charge -- 7,097 Impairment Charges -- -- Total Operating Expense 43,169 59,387 Operating Income (Loss) 5,610 (13,385) Other (Income) Expense: Interest Expense 1,091 281 Other Income, net (1,315) (1,074) Total Other (Income), net (224) (793) Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations Before Provision (Benefit) For Income Taxes 5,834 (12,592) Provision (Benefit) For Income Taxes 2,742 (6,167) Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations 3,092 (6,425) Discontinued Operations: Total Income From Discontinued Operations, net of Income Taxes 436 175 Net Income (Loss) $3,528 $(6,250) Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share From Continuing Operations $0.10 $(0.15) Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share From Continuing Operations $0.08 $(0.15) Basic Earnings Per Share From Discontinued Operations $0.01 $-- Diluted Earnings Per Share From Discontinued Operations $0.01 $-- Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share $0.11 $(0.14) Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share $0.09 $(0.14) Basic Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding 31,000 43,533 Diluted Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding 45,040 43,533