Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Lawson reports marginal dip in H1 results
Lawson reports marginal dip in H1 results
12
Jan '09
Lawson Software, Inc. today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2009, which ended Nov. 30, 2008. Lawson reported revenues for the quarter of $206.4 million, down 6 percent from revenues of $218.6 million in its fiscal 2008 second quarter. Currency fluctuations negatively impacted GAAP and non-GAAP revenues by 5 percent as foreign currencies weakened substantially in the quarter compared to the U.S. dollar.

License fees declined 9 percent, or 4 percent adjusted for currency, reflecting a lower level of software sales driven by the global economic conditions. Consulting revenues declined 15 percent, or 10 percent adjusted for currency, due to fewer billable hours resulting from a reduced number of consultants particularly in EMEA. Partially offsetting the decline in license fees and consulting revenues was a 6 percent increase, or 10 percent adjusted for currency, in maintenance revenues driven by customer renewals at higher average prices.

Second quarter GAAP net income was $4.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2008. General and administrative expenses decreased partially due to a $1.6 million favorable insurance settlement related to pre-merger litigation claims. When combined with reductions in sales and marketing and lower amortization expense for acquired intangibles these lower operating expenses offset a $7.7 million restructuring charge.

Interest income declined due to lower investment balances and yields. Other income improved as the second quarter of fiscal 2008 included a $4.2 million impairment charge for auction rate securities. Net income also improved due to a decrease in the provision for income taxes. The company estimates currency fluctuations had a positive impact of less than $0.01 on net earnings per diluted share for the second quarter.

Included in GAAP net income and earnings per diluted share results are pre-tax expenses of $11.5 million for restructuring, amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of purchased maintenance contracts and pre-merger claims reserve adjustments as well as $2.9 million of non-cash stock-based compensation. Excluding these expenses and including $0.2 million of revenue impacted by purchase accounting adjustments, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 was $16.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share includes a non-GAAP provision for income taxes based upon an estimated rate of 35 percent. The company estimates currency fluctuations had no impact on non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share for the second quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.10 increased year-over-year from $0.09 in the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

"Lawson delivered solid results in the quarter despite the difficult economic environment," said Harry Debes, Lawson president and chief executive officer. "We met our revenue guidance and the high-end of our earnings guidance. Our primary goal for the quarter was to improve non-GAAP operating margin. We accomplished that goal, and achieved the highest level of operating margin since the merger with Intentia in April 2006."


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.1%
No
12.9%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.4%
No
28.6%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 70

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.7%
No
10.0%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 70

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.7%
No
11.4%
Skip
12.9%

Total Votes: 70


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search