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Evolving Systems Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL)

Total revenue of $6.8 million, up 60% year over year

Net income from continuing operations of $1.2 million vs. loss of $0.1 million in 2011

Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $1.9 million, up from a loss of $0.2 million in 2011

Company declares fourth quarter dividend of $0.05 per share to stockholders of record on November 30, 2012, payable December 21, 2012

Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of strategic solutions to telecoms operators worldwide, today reported continued profitable growth for its third quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.

"Evolving Systems' third quarter was highlighted by revenue increasing 60% year over year," said Thad Dupper, Chairman and CEO. "It was our second consecutive quarter of 50% plus revenue growth with all of our key operating and financial metrics showing continued solid growth. We were also pleased to see our core products -- Tertio® Service Activation (TSA) and Dynamic SIM Allocation™ (DSA) -- post strong booking and revenue results. TSA saw growth as carriers continued to upgrade to LTE and 4G technologies; and with DSA, we closed our first sale in China -- a strategically important market that offers tremendous growth potential for us."

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue increased 60% to $6.8 million year over year. License and services revenue grew 147% to $4.7 million. Customer support revenue was $2.1 million.

  • Operating income increased to $1.7 million -- a $2.2 million positive swing over the third quarter last year.

  • Net income from continuing operations increased to $1.2 million from a net loss from continuing operations of $0.1 million last year. Diluted net income per share from continuing operations was $0.11 versus a loss of $0.01 last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $1.9 million, up from an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.2 million in the same quarter last year.

  • Balance Sheet: Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2012, were $12.4 million. In the first half of 2012 the Company returned approximately $41.4 million to stockholders through special dividends, which accounts for the lower September 30, 2012, cash and marketable securities balance relative to the 2011 year end total of $50.7 million.

  • Dividend Update: The Company declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.05 per share to stockholders of record November 30, 2012, payable December 21, 2012.

Nine-Month Highlights

  • Revenue increased 38% to $19.4 million year over year. License and services revenue was $13.0 million, up 83% year over year. Customer support revenue was $6.4 million.

  • Operating income improved to $3.8 million, a $5.9 million positive swing over an operating loss of $2.1 million in the same period last year.

  • Net income from continuing operations increased to $4.1 million from a loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million year over year. Diluted net income per share from continuing operations was $0.36 versus a loss of $0.13 last year.

  • Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $4.6 million through nine months versus an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.4 million in the same period last year.

Bookings and Backlog Highlights

  • Q3 bookings totaled $7.0 million, including $5.0 million in license and services bookings -- the best quarter of the year in this category. Q3 DSA license and services bookings were $2.3 million while TSA license and services bookings were $2.7 million. In the third quarter of 2011, the Company booked $7.8 million in total orders, $5.4 million of which was attributed to license and services, including the largest ever order for DSA from a tier 1 customer in Russia.

  • 9-month bookings were up 11% to $18.4 million year over year. License and services bookings grew 27% to $13.0 million. DSA license and services bookings increased 4% to $6.0 million. Tertio license and services bookings increased 57% to $6.9 million. Bookings are defined as new, non-cancelable orders expected to be recognized as revenue during the following 12 months.

  • Total backlog at September 30, 2012, increased 13% to $11.6 million year over year. License and services backlog was up 30% to $7.6 million. DSA license and services backlog increased 11% year over year to $4.7 million. TSA license and services backlog grew 80% to $2.9 million. Customer support backlog was $4.0 million versus $4.4 million a year ago.

Third Quarter Conference Call
The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast today at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The call-in numbers for the conference call are 1-877-303-6316 for domestic toll free and 650-521-5176 for international callers. The conference ID is 38427070. A telephone replay will be available through November 27, 2012, and can be accessed by calling 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406, passcode 38427070. To access a live webcast of the call, please visit Evolving Systems' website at www.evolving.com. A replay of the Webcast will be accessible at that website through November 27, 2012.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Evolving Systems reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (GAAP). In addition, the Company is providing in this news release non-GAAP financial information in the form of net income, diluted net income per share and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment, stock compensation and gain/loss on foreign exchange transactions.) Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and lenders in evaluating the overall financial health of the Company in that they allow for greater transparency of additional financial data routinely used by management to evaluate performance. Investors and financial analysts who follow the Company use non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted income per share to compare the Company against other companies. Adjusted EBITDA can be useful for lenders as an indicator of earnings available to service debt. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Evolving Systems®
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) is a provider of software solutions and services to 50 network operators in over 40 countries worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes market-leading activation products that address subscriber service activation, SIM card activation, mobile broadband activation as well as the activation of connected devices. Founded in 1985, the Company has headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, with offices in the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia. Further information is available on the web at www.evolving.com

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Specifically, statements about the Company's revenue and bookings growth, potential of the Chinese market, plans to pay dividends, and the Company's continued ability to post quarterly or year-to-date results that are similar to those described in this press release, and the impact of new products and accounts on the Company's business are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and the Company may not undertake to update these statements. Actual results could vary materially from these expectations. For a more extensive discussion of Evolving Systems' business, and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012, as well as other SEC filings, including Forms 10-Q, 10-Q/A, 8-K and press releases.



Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands except per share data)

(Unaudited)                       Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                     September 30,         September 30,
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Revenue:
  License fees and services      $   4,741  $   1,921  $  13,032  $   7,115
  Customer support                   2,093      2,349      6,364      6,990
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total revenue                        6,834      4,270     19,396     14,105
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Costs of revenue and operating
 expenses:
  Costs of license fees and
   services, excluding
   depreciation and amortization     1,707      1,090      5,049      3,517
  Costs of customer support
   excluding depreciation and
   amortization                        391        420      1,138      1,839
  Sales and marketing                1,270      1,604      3,834      4,913
  General and administrative           937        855      2,844      2,815
  Product development                  675        629      2,182      1,863
  Depreciation                          72         87        224        261
  Amortization                         100        102        299        461
  Restructuring                          -          -          -        569
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total costs of revenue and
 operating expenses                  5,152      4,787     15,570     16,238
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Income (loss) from operations      1,682       (517)     3,826     (2,133)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Other income (expense):
  Interest income                        6         77         56         91
  Interest income, related party         -        194        532        194
  Interest expense                       -         (1)        (1)       (14)
  Gain on sale of investments            -          -        891          -
  Foreign currency exchange gain
   (loss)                             (116)       105       (166)       222
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Other income (expense), net           (110)       375      1,312        493
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations before income taxes      1,572       (142)     5,138     (1,640)
    Income tax expense (benefit)       334        (26)     1,012       (243)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations                          1,238       (116)     4,126     (1,397)
    Income from discontinued
     operations, net of tax              -     18,320          -     31,951
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income                       $   1,238  $  18,204  $   4,126  $  30,554
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Basic income (loss) per common
 share - continuing operations   $    0.11  $   (0.01) $    0.37  $   (0.13)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Diluted income (loss) per common
 share - continuing operations   $    0.11  $   (0.01) $    0.36  $   (0.13)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Basic income per common share -
 discontinued operations         $       -  $    1.68  $       -  $    2.95
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Diluted income per common share
 - discontinued operations       $       -  $    1.64  $       -  $    2.86
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Basic income per common share -
 net income                      $    0.11  $    1.67  $    0.37  $    2.82
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Diluted income per common share
 - net income                    $    0.11  $    1.63  $    0.36  $    2.73
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Weighted average basic shares
 outstanding                        11,318     10,877     11,248     10,821
Weighted average diluted shares
 outstanding                        11,590     11,149     11,490     11,191



Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)                                 September 30,   December 31,
ASSETS                                              2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------
Current Assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $      12,391  $      34,290
  Short-term restricted cash                              52             50
  Contract receivables, net                            4,989          4,540
  Unbilled work-in-progress                            3,727          1,361
  Prepaid and other current assets                     1,045          1,259
  Interest receivable, long-term investments,
   related parties                                         -            357
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current assets                              22,204         41,857
Long-term investments, related party                       -         16,448
Property and equipment, net                              245            369
Amortizable intangible assets, net                       312            584
Goodwill                                              16,848         15,782
  Long-term restricted cash                                -              2
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total assets                               $      39,609  $      75,042
                                               =============  =============
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Current portion of capital lease obligations $           4  $           8
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities             4,340          3,657
  Income taxes payable                                   315            848
  Dividends payable                                      566         22,271
  Unearned revenue                                     2,810          3,401
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current liabilities                          8,035         30,185
Long-term liabilities:
  Capital lease obligations, net                          17              -
  Deferred income taxes                                  673            145
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total liabilities                                  8,725         30,330
Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock                                            11             11
  Additional paid-in capital                          90,706         90,062
  Treasury stock                                      (1,253)        (1,253)
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss                (2,834)        (4,247)
  Unrealized losses on investments, related
   parties, net                                            -           (284)
  Accumulated deficit                                (55,746)       (39,577)
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total stockholders' equity                        30,884         44,712
                                               -------------  -------------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $      39,609  $      75,042
                                               =============  =============



Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In thousands except per share data)
(Unaudited)
                                  Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                     September 30,         September 30,
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net income and income
 per share:
GAAP net income                  $   1,238  $  18,204  $   4,126  $  30,554
Amortization of intangible
 assets                                100        102        299        461
Stock-based compensation
 expense**                              66        142        205        483
Restructuring                            -          -          -        569
Income tax adjustment for non-
 GAAP*                                 (31)       (76)      (114)      (480)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net income                  1,373     18,372      4,516     31,587
Non-GAAP discontinued operations         -    (18,320)         -    (31,970)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Non-GAAP net income from
 continuing operations           $   1,373  $      52  $   4,516  $    (383)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Diluted net income per share
  GAAP                           $    0.11  $    1.63  $    0.36  $    2.73
  Non-GAAP                       $    0.12  $    1.65  $    0.39  $    2.82
  Non-GAAP continuing operations $    0.12  $       -  $    0.39  $   (0.03)
  Shares used to compute diluted
   EPS                              11,590     11,149     11,490     11,191


                                  Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                     September 30,         September 30,
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------- ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA:

Net income                       $    1,238 $  18,204  $   4,126  $  30,554
  Depreciation**                         72        87        224        366
  Amortization of intangible
   assets                               100       102        299        461
  Stock-based compensation
   expense**                             66       142        205        483
  Restructuring                           -         -          -        569
  Interest expense and other
   (benefit), net                       110      (375)    (1,312)      (493)
  Gain on sale of numbering,
   net**                                  -   (18,319)         -    (31,951)
  Income tax expense (benefit)**        334       (26)     1,012       (222)
                                 ---------- ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA                       1,920      (185)     4,554       (233)
Adjusted EBITDA discontinued
 operations                               -         -          -       (145)
                                 ---------- ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA continuing
 operations                      $    1,920 $    (185) $   4,554  $    (378)
                                 ========== =========  =========  =========

*The estimated income tax for non-GAAP net income is adjusted by the amount of additional expense that the Company would accrue if it used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results in the calculation of its tax liability, taking into account in which tax jurisdiction each of the above adjustments would be made and the tax rate in that jurisdiction.

**These amounts may differ from the face of the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations as part of these expenses (benefits) are included in the income from discontinued operations line item.


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