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Revenue generated from BPO 2.0 clients grew 12.3% compared to the prior year quarter and represented 77.6% of total revenue in the third quarter.Third quarter revenue increased 1.9% to $131.6 million over the prior year quarter, as we accelerated the transition of select onshore revenues to higher margin nearshore and offshore regions.Third quarter net income and net income margin increased to $11.7 million and 8.9%, respectively, compared to $6.6 million and 5.1%, respectively, in the prior year quarter.Adjusted net income and adjusted net income margin increased to $11.3 million and 8.6%, respectively, compared to $10.7 million and 8.3%, respectively, in the prior year quarter which included a significant one-time deferred tax benefit.Third quarter non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA increased 30% to $24.4 million, over the prior year quarter.Third quarter non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 18.5%, compared to 14.6% in the prior year quarter.Net cash flow from operations in the third quarter increased to $17.2 million, compared to $12.0 million in the prior year quarter.Free cash flow for the third quarter increased to $13.4 million, compared to $5.9 million in the prior year quarter.Fully diluted earnings per share increased to $0.61, compared to $0.35 in the prior year quarter.Adjusted earnings per share increased to $0.59, compared to $0.57 in the prior year quarter.Virtually no borrowings as of March 31, 2023.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBEX Limited (“ibex”), a leading global provider in business process outsourcing and end-to-end customer engagement technology solutions, today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2023.
“We delivered an outstanding third quarter achieving record adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.5%. We continue to see the strong growth of our strategic BPO 2.0 Digital-First and Analytics clients which results in growth in our higher margin regions,” said Bob Dechant, CEO of ibex. “This is the second straight quarter of margin above 18% and I believe that our business has reached a new normal on profitability.”
Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 Highlights
Achieved back-to-back quarters of record adjusted EBITDA margin.The FinTech & HealthTech verticals continued to increase significantly to 32.2% of total revenue in the third quarter, compared to 27.9% of total revenue in the prior year quarter.Work-from-site capacity utilization in our high margin regions increased to greater than 60% at March 31, 2023 from approximately 50% at June 30, 2022 enabling significant margin improvement.Accelerated the migration of several key clients from the US to our offshore footprints positioning us for continued margin expansion in FY24.
Revenue increased 1.9% to $131.6 million, compared to $129.1 million in the prior year quarter. Revenue growth was driven by our high margin regions offset by lower onshore revenue.Revenue related to our BPO 2.0 clients grew 12.3% compared to the prior year quarter and now represents 77.6% of our quarterly revenue.Excluding a legacy client we exited in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, revenue increased 8.4% over the prior year quarter.Revenues in our higher margin off-shore, nearshore, ROW regions grew approximately 15% in the third quarter, now representing 72.3% of revenue mix for Q3 fiscal year 2023 vs 63.8% in the prior year.
Net income and net income margin increased to $11.7 million and 8.9%, respectively, compared to $6.6 million and 5.1%, respectively, in the prior year quarter. The increase was primarily the result of stronger operating results and revaluation of share warrants, partially offset by higher income tax expense.The increase in income tax expense was mostly driven by a significant one-time deferred tax benefit recorded in the prior year quarter along with increased profitability in the current year quarter.Net income and net income margin decreased to $17.9 million and 4.5% for the nine months ended March 31, 2023, compared to $18.1 million and 4.9% for the prior fiscal year.Non-GAAP adjusted net income increased to $11.3 million, compared to $10.7 million in the prior year quarter. Non-GAAP adjusted net income margin increased to 8.6%, compared to 8.3% in the prior year quarter (see Exhibit 1 for reconciliation).
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA increased to $24.4 million, compared to $18.8 million in the prior year quarter (see Exhibit 2 for reconciliation).Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 18.5%, compared to 14.6% in the prior year quarter (see Exhibit 2 for reconciliation).Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 17.0% for the nine months ended March 31, 2023, compared to 13.0% for the prior fiscal year (see Exhibit 2 for reconciliation).
Earnings Per Share
IFRS fully diluted earnings per share increased to $0.61, compared to $0.35 in the prior year quarter.Non-GAAP adjusted fully diluted earnings per share increased to $0.59, compared to $0.57 in the prior year quarter (see Exhibit 1 for reconciliation).
Cash flow and balance sheet
Cash flow from operations increased to $17.2 million, compared to $12.0 million in the prior year quarter primarily driven by expanded adjusted EBITDA.Capital expenditures were $3.8 million compared to $6.1 million in the prior year quarter, as we continue to utilize available capacity built out in previous years.Free cash flow for the third quarter increased to $13.4 million, compared to $5.9 million in the prior year quarter.Cash and cash equivalents were $43.7 million and availability on our revolving credit facilities of $77.6 million as of March 31, 2023, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $48.8 million and availability on our revolving credit facilities of $50.5 million as of June 30, 2022.Total borrowings were $0.1 million as of March 31, 2023, compared to total borrowings of $15.0 million as of June 30, 2022.
Fiscal Year 2023 Guidance
“We have a high degree of confidence about the trajectory of our business, driven by the growth of our digital first BPO 2.0 business that is delivered out of higher margin regions. Therefore, we expect to drive strong margins on a go forward basis but are cognizant of the impact the macro-economic environment is having on sales cycles and client volumes,” said Karl Gabel, CFO of ibex. “As a result, we are revising our previous guidance for fiscal year 2023 as follows:
Fiscal year 2023 organic revenue between $523 million and $527 million with midpoint growth of 6.4% versus fiscal year 2022.Fiscal year adjusted EBITDA of $88 million to $90 million with midpoint margin of 17.0%.Fiscal year 2023 capital expenditures of approximately $19 million.”
Foreign private issuer status
As of December 31, 2022, the last business day of our second fiscal quarter, we determined that we will no longer qualify as a foreign private issuer. Effective July 1, 2023, we will be required to file periodic reports on U.S. domestic issuer forms with the SEC and to comply with other rules as required. Our annual report for the year ending June 30, 2023 will be filed as a domestic issuer on Form 10-K and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP), with such change being applied retrospectively.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
IBEX Limited will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its third quarter of fiscal year 2023 financial results at 4:30 p.m. eastern time today, May 17, 2023. The conference e-call may be accessed by registering here.
Live and archived webcasts can be accessed at: https://investors.ibex.co/.
This announcement does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as defined in International Accounting Standards 34, “Interim Financial Reporting.” The financial information in this press release has not been audited.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We present non-GAAP financial measures because we believe that they and other similar measures are widely used by certain investors, securities analysts and other interested parties as supplemental measures of performance and liquidity. We also use these measures internally to establish forecasts, budgets and operational goals to manage and monitor our business, as well as evaluate our underlying historical performance, as we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide a more accurate depiction of the performance of the business by encompassing only relevant and manageable events, enabling us to evaluate and plan more effectively for the future. The non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies, have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under IFRS as issued by the IASB. Non-GAAP financial measures and ratios are not measurements of our performance, financial condition or liquidity under IFRS as issued by the IASB and should not be considered as alternatives to operating profit or net income or as alternatives to cash flow from operating, investing or financing activities for the period, or any other performance measures, derived in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB or any other generally accepted accounting principles.
ibex is not providing a quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable IFRS measure because it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of certain significant items without unreasonable effort. These items include, but are not limited to, non-recurring expenses, fair value adjustments, and share-based compensation expense. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on IFRS reported results for the guidance period.
ibex helps the world’s preeminent brands more effectively engage their customers with services ranging from customer support, technical support, inbound/outbound sales, business intelligence and analytics, digital demand generation, and CX surveys and feedback analytics.
Forward Looking Statements
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Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
March 31, June 30, US$ in thousands2023 2022 Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents$43,676 $48,831 Trade and other receivables 106,214 93,430 Due from related parties 116 108 Warrant asset 934 908 Total current assets$ 150,940 $ 143,277 Non-current assets Property and equipment$39,869 $38,987 Right of use assets 70,963 77,642 Goodwill 11,832 11,832 Other intangible assets 3,038 3,027 Warrant asset 227 935 Investment in joint venture 376 382 Deferred tax asset 6,348 9,465 Other assets 5,151 4,590 Total non-current assets$ 137,804 $ 146,860 Total assets$ 288,744 $ 290,137 Liabilities and equity Current liabilities Trade and other payables$60,134 $59,813 Deferred revenue 7,299 8,600 Lease liabilities 13,852 13,705 Borrowings 50 14,689 Due to related parties 2,382 2,595 Income tax payables 1,758 2,965 Total current liabilities$ 85,475 $ 102,367 Non-current liabilities Deferred revenue$2,573 $3,993 Lease liabilities 70,389 76,004 Borrowings – 338 Other non-current liabilities 9,010 7,146 Total non-current liabilities$ 81,972 $ 87,481 Total liabilities$ 167,447 $ 189,848 Equity Share capital$2 $2 Additional paid-in capital 156,337 154,786 Other reserves 34,777 33,191 Accumulated deficit (69,819) (87,690)Total equity$ 121,297 $ 100,289 Total liabilities and equity$ 288,744 $ 290,137 IBEX Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
Three months ended March 31, Nine months ended March 31, US$ in thousands, except share and per share amounts2023 2022 2023 2022Revenue$131,596 $129,108 $398,862 $369,865 Payroll and related costs 85,384 88,783 264,915 256,711 Share-based payments 1,317 798 3,972 1,302 Reseller commission and lead expenses 2,823 3,143 8,486 9,824 Depreciation and amortization 8,700 8,555 26,140 24,867 Fair value measurement of share warrants (777) 3,379 8,359 (3,608)Other operating costs 18,766 18,563 58,327 57,050 Income from operations$ 15,383 $ 5,887 $ 28,663 $ 23,719 Finance expenses$(1,776) $(2,175) (5,730) (6,595)Income before taxation$ 13,607 $ 3,712 $ 22,933 $ 17,124 Income tax benefit / (expense)$(1,907) $2,886 (5,062) 953 Net income$ 11,700 $ 6,598 $ 17,871 $ 18,077 Other comprehensive income Items that will be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss Foreign currency translation adjustment$(1,056) $(279) $(2,010) $(881)Cash flow hedges – changes in fair value 216 161 769 (121)Total other comprehensive income $ (840) $ (118) $(1,241) $(1,002) Total comprehensive income$ 10,860 $ 6,480 $ 16,630 $ 17,075 Earnings per share Basic$0.64 $0.36 $0.98 $0.99 Diluted$0.61 $0.35 $0.95 $0.96 Weighted average shares outstanding Basic 18,212,012 18,250,632 18,179,093 18,263,976 Diluted 19,047,490 18,685,848 18,867,975 18,822,680 IBEX Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Three months ended March 31, Nine months ended March 31, US$ in thousands2023 2022 2023 2022CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Income before taxation$13,607 $3,712 $22,933 $17,124 Adjustments to reconcile income before taxation to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 8,700 8,555 26,140 24,867 Amortization of warrant asset 223 219 683 162 Foreign currency translation gain (325) (18) (422) (24)Fair value measurement of share warrants (777) 3,379 8,359 (3,608)Share-based payments 1,317 798 3,972 1,302 Allowance of expected credit losses (12) (374) 105 (698)Share of profit from investment in joint venture (276) (243) (601) (679)Gain on lease terminations – (70) (367) (77)Gain on sale of assets (248) – (248) – (Benefit) / provision for defined benefit scheme (91) 41 (191) 119 Finance expenses 1,776 2,175 5,730 6,595 (Increase) / decrease in trade and other receivables (455) 691 (15,298) (21,258)Decrease / (increase) in prepayments and other assets 78 421 (859) 222 (Decrease) / increase in trade and other payables and other liabilities (3,094) (4,635) (7,079) 6,197 Cash inflow from operations 20,423 14,651 42,857 30,244 Interest paid (1,695) (2,175) (5,685) (6,595)Income taxes paid (1,549) (481) (2,927) (1,369)Net cash inflow from operating activities$ 17,179 $ 11,995 $ 34,245 $ 22,280 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of property and equipment$(2,905) $(5,879) $(14,231) $(22,144)Purchase of other intangible assets (852) (192) (1,032) (1,068)Dividend received from joint venture 279 254 607 687 Cash balances related to sale of assets (85) – (85) – Net cash outflow from investing activities$ (3,563) $ (5,817) $ (14,741) $ (22,525) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from line of credit$4,076 $15,085 $43,390 $75,217 Repayments of line of credit (8,241) (25,500) (54,541) (74,727)Repayment of borrowings (271) (1,583) (3,795) (5,425)Exercise of options 597 17 1,806 17 Proceeds from lease obligations – 1,417 331 1,417 Principal payments on lease obligations (3,735) (3,308) (10,871) (9,855)Purchase of treasury shares – (2,266) (276) (2,302)Net cash outflow from financing activities$ (7,574) $ (16,138) $ (23,956) $ (15,658)Effects of exchange rate difference on cash and cash equivalents (448) (121) (703) (489)Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents$5,594 $(10,081) $(5,155) $(16,392)Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period$38,082 $51,531 $48,831 $57,842 Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period$ 43,676 $ 41,450 $ 43,676 $ 41,450 Non-cash items New leases 2,629 4,566 10,616 18,972 IBEX Limited
Reconciliation of IFRS Financial Measures to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EXHIBIT 1: Adjusted net income and adjusted fully diluted earnings per share
We define “adjusted net income” as net income before the effect of the following items: non-recurring expenses (including US GAAP transition expense, severance expense, litigation and settlement expenses, costs related to COVID-19, and listing costs, as applicable), amortization of warrant asset, foreign currency translation gains or losses, fair value measurement of share warrants, share-based payments, gain or loss on disposal of fixed assets and/or lease terminations, and impairment of intangibles, as applicable, net of the tax impact of such adjustments. The following table provides a reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income for the periods presented:
IBEX LimitedAdjusted net income Three months ended March 31,
Nine months ended March 31,
2023 2022 2023 2022US$ in thousands, except share and per share amounts, unauditedAmount Amount Amount AmountNet income$ 11,700 $ 6,598 $ 17,871 $ 18,077 Net income margin 8.9% 5.1% 4.5% 4.9% Non-recurring expenses 83 42 875 1,754 Amortization of warrant asset 223 219 683 162 Foreign currency translation gain (325) (18) (422) (24)Fair value measurement of share warrants (777) 3,379 8,359 (3,608)Share-based payments 1,317 798 3,972 1,302 Gain on sale of assets (248) – (248) – Gain on lease terminations – (70) (367) (77)Total adjustments$ 273 $ 4,350 $ 12,852 $ (491)Tax impact of adjustments(a) (671) (248) (1,251) (843)Adjusted net income$ 11,302 $ 10,700 $ 29,472 $ 16,743 Adjusted net income margin 8.6% 8.3% 7.4% 4.5% IBEX LimitedAdjusted earnings per share – diluted Earnings per share – diluted$0.61 $0.35 $0.95 $0.96 Per share impact of adjustments to net income (0.02) 0.22 0.61 (0.07)Adjusted earnings per share – diluted$ 0.59 $ 0.57 $ 1.56 $ 0.89 Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted 19,047,490 18,685,848 18,867,975 18,822,680 (a)The tax impact of each adjustment is calculated using the effective tax rate in the relevant jurisdictions.
EXHIBIT 2: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
We define “EBITDA” as net income before the effect of the following items: finance expenses (including finance expense related to right-of-use lease liabilities), income tax (benefit) / expense, and depreciation and amortization (including depreciation of right-of-use assets). We define “Adjusted EBITDA” as EBITDA before the effect of the following items: non-recurring expenses (including US GAAP transition expense, severance expense, litigation and settlement expenses, costs related to COVID-19, and listing costs, as applicable), amortization of warrant asset, foreign currency translation gains or losses, fair value measurement of share warrants, share-based payments, gain or loss on disposal of fixed assets and/or lease terminations, and impairment of intangibles, as applicable. The following table provides a reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented:
Three months ended March 31, Nine months ended March 31, US$ in thousands, unaudited2023 2022 2023 2022Net income$ 11,700 $ 6,598 $ 17,871 $ 18,077 Net income margin 8.9% 5.1% 4.5% 4.9% Finance expenses 1,776 2,175 5,730 6,595 Income tax expense 1,907 (2,886) 5,062 (953)Depreciation and amortization 8,700 8,555 26,140 24,867 EBITDA $ 24,083 $ 14,442 $ 54,803 $ 48,586 Non-recurring expenses 83 42 875 1,754 Amortization of warrant asset 223 219 683 162 Foreign currency translation gain (325) (18) (422) (24)Fair value measurement of share warrants (777) 3,379 8,359 (3,608)Share-based payments 1,317 798 3,972 1,302 Gain on sale of assets (248) – (248) – Gain on lease terminations – (70) (367) (77)Adjusted EBITDA$ 24,356 $ 18,792 67,655 48,095 Adjusted EBITDA margin 18.5% 14.6% 17.0% 13.0%
EXHIBIT 3: Free cash flow
We define “free cash flow” as net cash provided by operating activities less cash capital expenditures.
Three months ended March 31, Nine months ended March 31, US$ in thousands, unaudited2023
2022 Net cash provided by operating activities$ 17,179 $ 11,995 $ 34,245 $ 22,280 Less: Cash capital expenditures 3,757 6,071 15,263 23,212 Free cash flow(1)$ 13,422 $ 5,924 $ 18,982 $ (932) (1)Excluded from free cash flow are the principal portion of right-of-use lease payments of $3,735 and $3,305 for the quarter ended and $10,871 and $9,731 for the nine months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. We believe it is useful to consider these payments when analyzing free cash flow as these amounts directly relate to revenue generating assets used in operations.
EXHIBIT 4: Net debt
We define “net debt” as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.
March 31, June 30, US$ in thousands, unaudited 2023 2022 Borrowings Current$50 $14,689 Non-current – 338 $50 $15,027 Leases Current$13,852 $13,705 Non-current 70,389 76,004 $84,241 $89,709 Total debt$84,291 $104,736 Cash and cash equivalents 43,676 48,831 Net debt$ 40,615 $ 55,905
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