In line with pre-set expectations, Kofax’s revenue for the first six months of its fiscal 2012 (ended Dec. 31) was basically flat. The Irvine, CA-based document capture technology ISV reported second-quarter revenue of $70 million with half-year sales coming in at $128.5 million.
“This was very consistent with the expectations we set in November,” said Kofax CEO Reynolds Bish during a conference call with investors. “We are generally pleased with our overall progress, especially in light of challenging year-over-year comparisons due to a strong six months in the previous year and in light of the overall economic weakness in Europe.”
Indeed, Kofax’s overall revenue in Europe was down 12% on an organic constant currency basis in Europe, with software licenses down almost 23%. Software licenses, in fact were down 9% overall compared to last year, but a 10% increase in Maintenance Services helped offset this, which we’re not sure is that great of a sign.
Overall though, Kofax remains financially healthy, with $62 million in the bank, and in the last year has executed a pair of acquisitions, Atalasoft and Singularity, that Bish indicated are already producing better than expected returns.
London traders seem to take the report in stride. After a week of slight gains preceding the results, Kofax’s stock value shot up slightly in early trading before leveling off and finishing yesterday at just under 310 pence per share, which was near where they started. Plans for a public offering on the Nasdaq continue to be in the works.