Mediware Information Systems Inc. (NSDQ:MEDW) posted second-quarter sales of $10.8 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, up 8 percent compared with $10 million during the same period in fiscal 2009. Net income rose 158.4 percent to $783,000, compared with $303,000 during Q2 2009:
Mediware Continues Trend with Sixth Quarter of Revenue and Earnings Growth
Company more than doubles year-over-year EPS, extends quarterly growth trend and adds two acquisitions during second quarter
LENEXA, KS Jan. 12, 2009 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDW), a provider of comprehensive healthcare software solutions for blood, medication and performance management, reported total revenue for the second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year of $10.8M, an 8% increase over the $10M reported in the comparable quarter in fiscal 2009. Net income for the quarter increased to $783,000, or 10 cents per fully diluted share, a 158% increase over the $303,000, or 4 cents per fully diluted share, reported in the comparable quarter in fiscal 2009. The quarter represented the sixth consecutive quarter of earnings and revenue growth for Mediware. A conference call is scheduled for today at 10:00 a.m. EST, 9:00 a.m. CST.
Commenting on the quarter, Mediware president and chief executive officer, Thomas Mann, said: “Each of our business segments contributed to the quarter’s strong results. We gained significant new contracts in our core businesses and increased the momentum of our growth platforms, including InSight Performance Management, Blood Center Technologies (BCT) and BloodSafe.
“Our domestic medication management business closed a significant contract with a major state government to implement our full suite of products at five behavioral health hospitals. This new relationship validates our approach to large state behavioral health strategy for our drug safety products and will result in product enhancements that will be beneficial across our entire WORx customer base.”
The quarter’s performance, which represents the sixth consecutive quarter of both earnings and revenue growth, was driven by a strong performance in our core business and the company’s strategic acquisitions. Operating income for the period more than doubled, from $343,000 in FY2009 to $727,000 in second quarter in FY2010.
“We completed the acquisitions of Healthcare Automation, Inc. and Advantage Reimbursement, Inc. during the quarter,” continued Mr. Mann. “The addition of HAI strengthens our solution capabilities in alternate care environments, including home infusion, specialty pharmacy and home health. Advantage Reimbursement, which provides dedicated billing and reimbursement expertise, is an attractive add-on service for our current customers and can also be sold outside our customer base.
“These acquisitions were completed on December 11 and contributed 20 days revenue to our second quarter’s results. By adding two full quarters of revenue from these organizations, we can expect a significant contribution to our annual results,” concluded Mr. Mann.
Among the quarter’s financial highlights:
- Earnings increased from 4-cents to 10 cents for the quarter, and 7-cents to 18-cents for the first six months of the 2010 fiscal year compared to the prior year.
- The quarter’s performance represents the 6th consecutive quarterly increase for earnings and revenue.
- Operating income more than doubled to $727,000, from $343,000 in the second quarter of FY2009.
- Following the two acquisitions cash reserves remain very strong at more than $17.7M.
Other operational highlights include:
Medication management added a significant new state contract to install the full WORx suite of products at five large behavioral health hospitals.
New BCT contracts added significant new blood center customers, continuing to strengthen our already strong market share.
A prestigious academic hospital in the Northwest licensed two BloodSafe units to integrate with HCLL Transfusion and a net new customer will deploy BloodSafe to manage blood in the operating room.
Two large home infusion customers contracted to migrate to the latest version of Ascend.
Insight Performance Management added another prestigious hospital in the Midwest.
“The economy continues to provide challenges to healthcare providers and negatively impacts sales opportunities,” stated Mr. Mann. “Despite this climate, our team is performing to plan. We added new customers and are selling value-added products and services to our substantial base of customers. We expect to finish the year with a strong performance.”