updated 11/3/2010 3:15:47 AM ET 2010-11-03T07:15:47

Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Positive Operating Profit;
Adjusted EBITDA Increased 47% Year-over-Year;
Non-GAAP Net Income Up 59% Year-over-Year; Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.09

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Top Image Systems, Ltd. (TIS) (Nasdaq:TISA) (TASE:TISA), the leading ECM (Enterprise Content Management) innovator of intelligent document recognition, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Third Quarter Year-over-Year Highlights include:

  • Non-GAAP net income of $0.95 million or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to $0.60 million or $0.05 per diluted share;
  • Operating income of $0.50 million, compared to $0.30 million;
  • Positive cash flow from operations of $1.10 million, compared to $0.25 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.0 million compared to $0.70 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 19% compared to 12%;
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $0.50 million, compared to $0.37 million;
  • Net income (GAAP) of $0.43 million, compared to $0.15 million loss;

2010 Nine Month Highlights include:

  • Operating income (GAAP) reached $1.42 million compared to $0.93 million for the same period in 2009;
  • Gross margin of 61%, same as in the year ago period;
  • Non-GAAP net income was $1.60 million or $0.15 per diluted share compared to $1.10 million or $0.10 per diluted share for the same period in 2009;

"Our financial results for the third quarter mark our seventh consecutive quarter of operating income and positive net income. Adjusted EBITDA also increased 47% year-over-year, with adjusted EBITDA margin reaching 19%. Our revenues increased on a sequential basis and our cash flow increased to $1.1 million for the quarter," stated Dr. Ido Schechter, CEO of TIS.  "During the quarter, we devoted our resources to driving sales in defined vertical markets, as well as mailroom projects. Through our various partnerships, our eFLOW platform has been chosen to replace existing competing systems in ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solutions projects. We are confident that with our solid pipeline and efforts to gain greater brand recognition as the partner of choice for large scale projects, we will continue to experience traction in our business.   

As a result, we have greater visibility in our business and now are able to provide an annual guideline for investors to better understand our business and follow our progress. For 2010, TIS expects revenues to be between $21.5 and $21.8 million and non-GAAP operating income between $2.0 and $2.2 million," Dr. Schechter concluded. 

Third Quarter 2010 Results

Revenues for the third quarter of 2010 were $5.4 million compared to $5.2 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $5.9 million for the third quarter of 2009. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2010 reached $1.0 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $0.40 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $0.70 million in the third quarter of 2009. As a percentage of sales, adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 19% from 12% in the year ago period.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $0.95 million or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $0.35 million for the second quarter of 2010, or $0.03 per diluted share and $0.60 million for the third quarter of 2009 or $0.05 per diluted share. Non-GAAP operating income was $0.50 million for the third quarter of 2010, compared to $0.58 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $0.37 million in the same period a year ago.

Net income on a GAAP basis was $0.43 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010 compared to a net income on a GAAP basis of $1.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010, and a GAAP net loss of $0.15 million, or ($0.02) per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. GAAP operating income was $0.50 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $0.57 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $0.30 million for the same period in 2009.

Gross margin reached 59%, compared to 62% gross margin for the second quarter of 2010 and 63% in the third quarter of 2009.

During the third quarter of 2010, TIS generated $1.1 million in cash from operating activities compared to $0.70 million in the previous quarter and $0.25 million for the third quarter of 2009.

Non-GAAP financial measures

The release includes non-GAAP financial measures, including, non-GAAP operating income (which excludes amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition, stock-based compensation expense and employee ESOP related costs) non-GAAP net income (which excludes amortization of intangible assets related to acquisition, stock-based compensation expense, employee ESOP related costs and change in fair value of convertible debentures) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share (which excludes interest expenses on convertible debentures used as diluted adjustment), and adjusted EBITDA (which excludes interest expenses, taxes on income, depreciation and amortization expenses, non-cash stock based compensation expenses, and changes in fair value of our convertible debentures).

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to TIS' GAAP results provided in the attached financial statements for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 which include a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, and is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. TIS' management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance by excluding certain charges, gains that may not be indicative of TIS' core business operating results. TIS believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing TIS' performance. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons to TIS' historical performance and its competitors' operating results. TIS' includes these non-GAAP financial measures because management believes they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. Non-GAAP measures are reconciled to comparable GAAP measures in the tables entitled "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP results", and "Reconciliation of Net Income to adjusted EBITDA."

Conference Call

The Company will be holding a conference call today, November 3rd, 2010, at 10:00am ET (7:00am Pacific Time, 4:00pm Israel Time) to review the third quarter results.

Dr. Ido Schechter, CEO of TIS, will be on-line to discuss these results and take part in a question and answer session. To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers at least 5 minutes before the conference call commences.

U.S. Dial-in Number: 1-888-281-1167
ISRAEL Dial-in Number: 03-9180644
INTERNATIONAL Dial-in Number: +972 3 9180644

At:
10:00am Eastern Time
7:00am Pacific Time
4:00pm Israel Time

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay of the call will be available from the day after the call in the investor relations section of Top Image Systems' website at: www.topimagesystems.com

About Top Image Systems

Top Image Systems is a leading innovator of enterprise solutions for managing and validating content entering organizations from various sources. Whether originating from mobile, electronic, paper or other sources, TIS solutions deliver the content to applications that drive the organization. TIS' eFLOW Unified ContentPlatform is a common platform for the company's solutions. TIS markets its platform in more than 40 countries through a multi-tier network of distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers as well as strategic partners. Visit the company's website http://www.TopImageSystems.com for more information.

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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in those forward looking statements. Words such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," and words and terms of similar substance in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to, risks in product development, approval andintroduction plans and schedules, rapid technological change, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary rights of TIS and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government regulation, litigation, general economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 20-F and other subsequent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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