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American Software Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results

June 21, 2018 GMT

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) today reported preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and for fiscal year 2018.

Key fourth quarter financial highlights:

Key fiscal 2018 year to date financial highlights:

The overall financial condition of the Company remains strong, with cash and investments of approximately $87.8 million and no debt as of April 30, 2018. During the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018, the Company paid approximately $3.4 million and $13.3 million in shareholder dividends, respectively.

“We are pleased with our fourth quarter fiscal year 2018 results which reflect our investments in the innovative software and services needed to power the digital supply chain and help our customers reach new levels of productivity. Digitization drives a new wave of supply chain productivity which is more intelligent, responsive, scalable and collaborative,” said Allan Dow, president of American Software. “Our momentum continues towards SaaS subscriptions as the preferred customer engagement method which is highlighted by our 108% increase in Cloud Services Annual Contract Value (ACV).”

“We welcomed 58 new customers during fiscal year 2018 and completed SaaS subscription or license agreements with customers in 21 countries. Additionally, we are quickly gaining momentum with Halo as our platform for advanced analytics to expand the visibility, accuracy and agility necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic global economy,” continued Dow. “With the additional Machine Learning, algorithmic planning, advanced supply chain analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities from Halo embedded in our supply chain and retail planning solutions, we are helping our customers improve their operating performance and overcome supply chain talent shortages that may be hampering their profitable growth, new product introductions and general supply chain efficiencies.”

“For the 2018 fiscal year, our recurring revenue streams of Maintenance and Cloud Services represented 47% of total revenues and were fueled by continued growth in SaaS subscriptions with more than 60% of new customers choosing SaaS as their preferred engagement method,” stated Dow. “We believe the continued execution of this long-term strategy will result in our becoming one of the faster growing SaaS companies.”

Additional highlights for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 include:

Customers & Channels

Company and Technology

About American Software, Inc.

Atlanta-based American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes Magazine, delivers innovative demand-driven supply chain management and advanced retail planning platforms backed by more than 45 years of industry expertise. Logility, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help medium, large and Fortune 500 companies transform their supply chain operations to gain a competitive advantage. Recognized for its high-touch approach to customer service, rapid implementations and industry-leading return on investment (ROI), Logility customers include Big Lots, Parker Hannifin, Sonoco Products, Red Wing Shoe Company, Verizon Wireless and VF Corporation. Demand Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logility, delivers affordable, easy-to-use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supply chain planning solutions designed to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service and reduce inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. Demand Solutions serves customers such as Siemens Healthcare, AutomationDirect.com and Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation. Halo Business Intelligence, a division of Logility, is an advanced analytics software provider leveraging an innovative blend of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to drive greater supply chain performance. Halo customers include Aaron’s, Leatherman Tool Group and SweetWater Brewing. New Generation Computing® (NGC®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, is a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain and product lifecycle management solutions for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Billabong, Carter’s, Destination XL, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame and many others. The comprehensive American Software supply chain and retail planning portfolio includes advanced analytics, supply chain visibility, demand, inventory and replenishment planning, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Integrated Business Planning (IBP), supply and inventory optimization, manufacturing planning and scheduling, retail merchandise and assortment planning and allocation, product lifecycle management (PLM); and vendor quality and compliance. For more information about American Software, please visit www.amsoftware.com, call (800) 726-2946 or email: ask@amsoftware.com.

Operating and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company includes operating measures (ACV) and other non-GAAP financial measures (EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share) in the summary financial information provided with this press release as supplemental information relating to its operating results. This financial information is not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP-compliant financial information and may be different from the operating or non-GAAP financial information used by other companies. The Company believes that this presentation of ACV, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share provides useful information to investors regarding certain additional financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. ACV is a forward-looking operating measure used by management to better understand cloud services (SaaS and other related cloud services) revenue trends within the Company’s business as it reflects the Company’s current estimate of revenue to be generated under the existing client contracts in the forward 12-month period. EBITDA represents GAAP net earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles, depreciation, interest income & other, net, and income tax expense. Adjusted EBITDA represents GAAP net earnings adjusted for amortization of intangibles, depreciation, interest income & other, net, income tax expense and non-cash stock-based compensation expense. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest U.S. GAAP measure appears in the accompanying financial tables.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company’s products and services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner all SEC required filings and the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company’s revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company’s current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 264-5298.

Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility; Demand Solutions is a registered trademark of Demand Management; and NGC and New Generation Computing are registered trademarks and Andromeda is a trademark of New Generation Computing, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

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