RightNow Reports Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Published on July 28, 2010 in Computer Software, Technology


Company reports recurring revenue growth of 27%

BOZEMAN, Mont. (July 28, 2010) – RightNow (NASDAQ:RNOW) today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Second quarter financial highlights included:

  • Total revenue increased 20% year-over-year, driven by continued recurring revenue growth
  • Recurring revenue increased to $34.7 million, an increase of 27% year-over-year
  • 11 transactions greater than $1 million
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 9% increased 200 basis points year-over-year
  • Total revenue and earnings per share at high end of guidance

Total revenue was $43.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, compared to $36.3 million in the second quarter of 2009, reflecting a 20% increase. Recurring revenue in the second quarter of 2010 increased 27% to $34.7 million from $27.4 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Net income in the second quarter of 2010 was $1.4 million or $0.04 per share, compared to net income of $36,000, or $0.00 per share, in the second quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2010, which excludes stock-based compensation charges of $1.8 million, was $3.2 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.8 million or $0.09 per share, in the second quarter of 2009.

New, renewed and expanded customer relationships during the second quarter of 2010 included CyberDefender, Gree, Inc., Husqvarna, Live Nation, New Balance, Toyota Motor Sales USA, and Yahoo Japan.

“We are pleased to report year-over-year recurring revenue growth of 27%, which we believe is one of the highest of SaaS companies,” stated Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder. “Companies are demanding solutions to help them respond more effectively to the constantly changing customer dynamic across the web, social and contact center experiences. Our differentiated vision of solving this mission critical problem with our CX platform is resonating with large organizations around the world. We believe that the emerging market for CX solutions is very large and that we are the only vendor with a solution that meets the customer’s requirements.”

“The strength we have seen in our recurring revenue the first half of this year gives us the confidence to maintain our revenue and earnings guidance for the full year despite the foreign currency exchange headwinds we have seen,” said Jeff Davison, CFO.

Stock Repurchase Program:

In addition to the second quarter 2010 financial results, RightNow also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program under which up to $10 million of RightNow’s common stock may be repurchased. The shares may be purchased from time to time at prevailing prices in the open market, in block transactions, in privately negotiated transactions, and/or in accelerated share repurchase programs, in accordance with Rule 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The repurchase program becomes effective August 2, 2010, two business days after the Company’s second quarter 2010 earnings announcement and will stay in place for the next two years. Any shares repurchased will be held in treasury. RightNow expects to fund such repurchases through its cash and short-term investments, which as of June 30, 2010 were approximately $100 million.


  • For the full year 2010, total revenue is expected to be in the range of $175 to $180 million, with recurring revenue growth of approximately 22% compared to previous guidance of approximately 20%. Net income per share for the full year 2010 is expected to be in the range of $0.18 to $0.22. Non-GAAP net income per share, which excludes stock-based compensation, is expected to be in the range of $0.40 to $0.45.
  • For the third quarter of 2010, total revenue is expected to be approximately $45.0 million. Third quarter net income per share is expected to be approximately $0.05. Third quarter non-GAAP net income per share, which excludes stock-based compensation, is expected to be approximately $0.12.

Quarterly Conference Call

RightNow Technologies will discuss its quarterly results today via teleconference at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) today. To access the call, please dial (877) 638-9569, or outside the U.S. (914) 495-8536, at least five minutes prior to the 2:30 p.m. MT start time. A live webcast of the call will also be available at http://investor.rightnow.com/index.cfm under the Events & Presentations menu. An audio replay will be available between 5:30 p.m. MT July 28, 2010 and 9:59 p.m. MT August 11, 2010 by calling (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291, with Conference ID 88404727. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website at http://investor.rightnow.com.

About RightNow Technologies

RightNow is helping rid the world of bad experiences one consumer interaction at a time, seven million times a day. RightNow CX, the customer experience suite, helps organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences across the web, social networks and contact centers, all delivered via the cloud. With more than eight billion customer interactions delivered, RightNow is the customer experience fabric for nearly 2,000 organizations around the globe. To learn more about RightNow, go to www.rightnow.com.

RightNow is a registered trademark of RightNow Technologies,

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RightNow Technologies, Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) (Unaudited)
June 30, Dec 31,
2010 2009
Cash and cash equivalents $ 61,212 $ 41,546
Short-term investments 38,228 54,977
Accounts receivable 33,020 31,850
Term receivables, current 1,271 2,417
Allowance for doubtful accounts (1,697 ) (1,914 )
Net receivables 32,594 32,353
Deferred commissions 5,226 6,394
Prepaid and other current assets 3,952 2,434
Total current assets 141,212 137,704
Property and equipment, net 10,850 10,122
Term receivables, non-current 537 1,105
Intangible assets, net 12,561 11,141
Deferred commissions, non-current 3,442 3,461
Other 1,267 902
Total Assets $ 169,869 $ 164,435
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Accounts payable $ 8,503 $ 5,427
Commissions and bonuses payable 4,597 6,271
Other accrued liabilities 13,510 11,146
Current debt 22
Current portion of deferred revenue 86,933 88,603
Total current liabilities 113,543 111,469
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 7,894 12,724
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock 34 34
Additional paid-in capital 118,652 112,439
Treasury stock, at cost (15,007 ) (15,007 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,113 1,125
Accumulated deficit (56,360 ) (58,349 )
Total stockholders’ equity 48,432 40,242
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 169,869 $ 164,435
RightNow Technologies, Inc. Consolidated Operating Statements (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)
Three Months EndedJune 30, Six Months EndedJune 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Recurring revenue $ 34,730 $ 27,424 $ 67,755 $ 53,469
Professional services 8,724 8,916 17,801 18,908
Total revenue 43,454 36,340 85,556 72,377
Cost of revenue:
Recurring revenue 5,952

Source: RightNow Technologies

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