Amsterdam, 1 november 2007– Interactive Intelligence, leverancier van zakelijke communicatiesoftware en IP-telefoniesystemen, heeft voor het derde kwartaal van 2007 opnieuw een recordstijging van de omzet bekend gemaakt. In dit derde kwartaal was de omzet 28,7 miljoen dollar, een stijging van 29 procent ten opzichte van dezelfde periode in 2006.
“We zien groei in al onze belangrijke vestigingsgebieden”, aldus Don Brown, CEO van Interactive Intelligence. “Dit kwartaal toont niet alleen een stijging in de verkoop van IP-telefoniesystemen aan grote contactcenters, maar ook een groei van het aantal licenties van onze basis VoIP-producten zoals gateways en mediaservers. Deze hogere omzetten leiden tot een gestage groei van onze winstgevendheid terwijl we volop blijven investeren in de ontwikkeling van nieuwe technologie.”
Voor de eerste drie kwartalen van 2007 samen laat Interactive Intelligence een omzet van 79,9 miljoen dollar zien, wat een stijging van 35 procent ten opzichte van dezelfde periode in 2006 betekent.
Over Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) levert zeer innovatieve software en services voor contactcenters en zakelijke IP-telefonie, onder andere op het gebied van contactcenter automatisering, customer self service en unified messaging.
Interactive Intelligence is opgericht in 1994, heeft wereldwijd meer dan 500 werknemers, 5 regionale hoofdkantoren en een groot aantal verkoopkantoren in Noord Amerika, Europa en Azie/Oceanië. Het Benelux hoofdkantoor is gevestigd in Amsterdam. Wereldwijd zijn meer dan 2500 organisaties klant van Interactive Intelligence, waarvan ruim 400 in EMEA. www.inin.com.
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Interactive Intelligence Reports Record Third Quarter Revenues
29 percent increase in revenues drives profitability
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29, 2007 – Interactive Intelligence Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global developer of business communications solutions, reported record results for the quarter and nine-month period ended Sept. 30, 2007.
For the third quarter, revenues in 2007 were a record $28.7 million, up 29 percent over revenues of $22.2 million in 2006. Operating income for the third quarter increased 23 percent to $2.1 million in 2007 from $1.7 million in 2006, which included stock-based compensation expense of $812,000 in 2007 and $451,000 in 2006. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter were $0.13 in 2007. EPS in the same quarter last year were $0.36, including a non-cash income tax benefit of $5.0 million, or $0.26 per share, recorded to reduce the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets.
For the third quarter, non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net income was $3.3 million in 2007, or EPS of $0.17, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.2 million in 2006, or EPS of $0.12. The non-GAAP differences were due to exclusion of the non-cash income tax benefit recorded in the third quarter of 2006 and stock-based compensation expense recorded in both years.
“We are seeing growth in all major geographies,” said Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown. “During the quarter we experienced strength in large contact center sales, as well as a rise in the licensing of our foundational voice over IP products, such as our gateways and media servers. These higher revenues are driving steady increases in profitability while we continue to invest in the development of new technology.”
For the nine months ended Sept. 30, revenues in 2007 were a record $79.9 million, up 35 percent over revenues of $59.4 million in 2006. Operating income for the nine months ended Sept. 30 increased 48 percent to $5.4 million in 2007 from $3.7 million in 2006, which included stock-based compensation expense of $2.3 million in 2007 and $1.6 million in 2006. EPS for the nine months ended Sept. 30 were $0.33 in 2007. EPS for the same period in 2006 were $0.48, including the non-cash income tax benefit of $5.0 million.
Cash and short-term investments as of Sept. 30, 2007 totaled $34.4 million, up from $27.1 million on Dec. 31, 2006. Cash flow from operations for the first nine months of 2007 was $9.8 million, compared to $6.6 million for the first nine months of 2006.
As further testament to its success in the contact center market, industry analyst firm, Gartner, positioned Interactive Intelligence in the leaders’ quadrant of its recently published Contact Center Infrastructure report.
An additional benchmark of the company’s continued growth was a jump this year of 21 spots to rank 209th among Software Magazine’s 500 largest global software and services suppliers.
Interactive Intelligence was also added earlier this year to the Russell 2000® Index, a listing of U.S. stocks from industry-leading small-cap companies.
Interactive Intelligence will host a conference call today, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, featuring Dr. Brown and the company’s CFO, Stephen R. Head. There will be a live Q&A session following opening remarks.
To access the teleconference, please dial 1 866.316.1372 at least five minutes prior to the start of the call. Ask for the teleconference by the following name: "Interactive Intelligence third quarter earnings call."
The teleconference will also be broadcast live on Interactive Intelligence’s investor relations' page at http://www.inin.com/investors. An archive of the teleconference will be posted following the call.
The non-GAAP measures shown in this release exclude non-cash stock-based compensation expense for stock options and a non-cash income tax benefit. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are included after the financial information included in this press release. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP results, when shown in conjunction with corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends related to the company’s results of operations. Further, management believes that these non-GAAP measures improve management’s and investors’ ability to compare the company’s financial performance with historical periods because certain historical periods did not include stock-based compensation expense for stock options or the non-cash income tax benefit related to the reduction in the valuation allowance for the deferred tax assets. Interactive Intelligence’s management uses these non-GAAP results to compare its performance to its competitors in the software industry. Because the stock-based compensation expense and non-cash tax benefit can vary significantly between companies, it is useful to compare results without these amounts. Management also uses financial statements that do not include stock-based compensation expense related for stock options or non-cash income tax benefits for its internal budgets.
About Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of business communications solutions for contact center automation, enterprise IP telephony, and enterprise messaging. The company was founded in 1994 and has more than 2,500 customers worldwide. Recent awards include Software Magazine’s 2007 Top 500 Global Software and Services Companies, the 2006 Network World 200, CRM Magazine’s 2006 Rising Star Excellence Award, and Network Computing Magazine’s 2006 Well-Connected Award. Interactive Intelligence employs more than 550 people and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company has six global corporate offices, with additional sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Interactive Intelligence can be reached at +1 317.872.3000 or [email protected]; on the Net: http://www.inin.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: rapid technological changes in the industry; the company's ability to maintain profitability; to manage successfully its growth and increasingly complex third-party relationships; to maintain successful relationships with its current and any new partners; to maintain and improve its current products; to develop new products; to protect its proprietary rights adequately; and other factors described in the company's SEC filings, including the company's latest annual report on Form 10-K.
Interactive Intelligence Inc. is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE, its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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