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NETSOL Technologies Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

November 13, 2018

Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth of 27% to $16.4 Million and EPS Increase to $0.08 from $(0.03) in Q1 2018 Driven by Major Contract Wins in China During the Quarter, Providing Catalyst for Fiscal 2019

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NETSOL Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTWK ), a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2018.

First Quarter and Recent Operational Highlights

-- Secured a five-year contract valued at roughly $30 million with a European tier-one global auto captive to implement both NFS Ascent™ Retail and Wholesale platforms in China. -- Secured a multi-million-dollar contract with major American multinational automaker to implement Ascent Retail platform in China. -- Selected by Speed Leasing to implement LeasePak Cloud™ SaaS platform and mAccount platform, powered by the NFS Digital™ suite. -- NFS Ascent went live in South Africa, a new market, with a German auto manufacturing giant as part of the ongoing international deployment associated with previously announced 12-country, $110 million contract. -- Received “First-Rate and Best-Selling Finance and Leasing Solution Provider” award at the China Leasing Summit 2018 for the sixth consecutive year. -- Commenced data migration project for an existing customer, which is expected to generate approximately $500,000 in additional revenues over the next few months. -- Established a new subsidiary and set up an additional office in London to support future growth for NFS Ascent in the European market.

Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsTotal net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were $16.4 million, compared with $12.8 million in the prior year period. The increase in total net revenues was primarily due to an increase in total license fees of $5.6 million and an increase of total maintenance fees of $163,000, which were offset by a decrease in total services revenues of $2.2 million.

-- Total license fees were $6.0 million, compared with $370,000 in the prior year period. -- Total maintenance fees were $3.7 million, compared with $3.6 million in the prior year period. -- Total services revenues were $6.7 million, compared with $8.9 million in the prior year period.

Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 was $8.2 million (or 50.2% of net revenues), compared to $4.8 million (or 37.5% of net revenues) in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase in gross profit as a percentage of net revenues was primarily due to an increase in total revenues of $3.6 million, which was offset by a minor increase in cost of revenues of $152,000.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 12% to $6.6 million (or 40.5% of net revenues) from $5.9 million (or 46.3% of net revenues) for the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increases in salaries and wages, research and development and general and administrative expenses, which were offset by decreases in selling and marketing expenses, depreciation, and professional services.

GAAP net income attributable to NETSOL for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 totaled $963,000 or $0.08 per diluted share, an improvement from net loss of $369,000 or $(0.03) per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 totaled $2.2 million or $0.19 per diluted share, an improvement from $970,000 or $0.09 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (see note regarding “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” below for further discussion of this non-GAAP measure).

At September 30, 2018, cash and cash equivalents were $20.4 million, an increase from $8.6 million at September 30, 2017.

Management Commentary“In the first quarter we produced solid operational and financial results, building upon the momentum established in the latter half of fiscal 2018,” said NETSOL Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Najeeb Ghauri. “Most notably, we grew our topline 28% in Q1, which was driven by a major increase in license fees as part of the initial revenue recognition from some major contract wins during the quarter. Moreover, thanks to the inherent leverage in our operating model, we generated impressive gross profit and margin improvement leading to our fourth consecutive quarter of profitability. With the majority of our cost reductions and necessary restructuring now behind us, we’re primed to continue building on this initial quarterly growth as a leaner, more focused organization. Looking ahead, we remain confident in our ability to drive double-digit topline growth through fiscal 2019. At the same time, we remain focused on maintaining our consistent profitability as we scale our business, which should ultimately result in superior returns to our shareholders over the long term.”

Sales Outlook“While we are executing on the large, multi-year deployments from contracts we’ve recently secured, we are also seeing the pace of new opportunities continue at a level that will allow us to meet or exceed our existing growth forecasts for the fiscal year,” added President and Head of Sales Naeem Ghauri. “Additionally, we have embarked on a number of product-specific innovations that will allow our customers to take their business to even greater heights. More specifically, we are looking at evolving traditional finance products into new areas like ride and car sharing models and are also evaluating and testing emerging technologies like blockchain that have tremendous potential to become an integral part of our future ecosystem.”

Conference CallNETSOL Technologies management will hold a conference call today (November 13, 2018) at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (6:00 a.m. Pacific time) to discuss these financial results. A question and answer session will follow management’s presentation.

U.S. dial-in: 1-877-407-0789International dial-in: 1-201-689-8562

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcasted live and available for replay here and via the Investor Relations section of NETSOL’s website.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through November 27, 2018.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921International replay number: 1-412-317-6671Replay ID: 13683893

About NETSOL TechnologiesNETSOL Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTWK) is a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global Leasing and Finance industry. The company’s suite of applications is backed by 40 years of domain expertise and supported by a committed team of approximately 1,350 professionals placed in eight strategically located support and delivery centers throughout the world. NFS, LeasePak, LeaseSoft or NFS Ascent – help companies transform their Finance and Leasing operations, providing a fully automated asset-based finance solution covering the complete leasing and finance lifecycle.

Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements in this press release are forward-looking in nature, including, but not limited to, expected net revenue and the demand for and sales lifecycle of NFS Ascent and the benefit of certain cost savings undertaken in the past fiscal year, and accordingly, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words “expects,” “anticipates,” variations of such words, and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect the Company’s actual results include the progress and costs of the development of products and services and the timing of the market acceptance. The subject Companies expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the company’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThe reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable financial measure based upon GAAP, as well as a further explanation of adjusted EBITDA, is included in the financial tables in Schedule 4 of this press release.

Investor Relations Contact:

Matt Glover and Tom ColtonLiolios 949-574-3860 investors@netsoltech.com

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and SubsidiariesSchedule 1: Consolidated Balance Sheets

As of September As of June 30, 30, ASSETS 2018 2018 - ----------- - - ----------- - Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,435,744 $ 22,088,853 Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $600,833 and $610,061 7,487,381 12,775,461 Accounts receivable, net - related party 3,039,320 3,374,272 Revenues in excess of billings 13,335,529 14,285,778 Revenues in excess of billings - related party 70,250 - Convertible note receivable - related party 2,881,500 2,123,500 Other current assets 3,438,861 2,703,032 - ----------- - Total current assets 50,688,585 57,350,896 Revenues in excess of billings, net - long term - 1,206,669 Property and equipment, net 15,650,128 16,165,491 Long term investment 2,958,692 3,217,162 Other assets 54,936 70,299 Intangible assets, net 11,465,925 12,247,196 Goodwill 9,516,568 9,516,568 - ----------- - - ----------- - Total assets $ 90,334,834 $ 99,774,281 - ----------- - - ----------- - LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 7,153,778 $ 7,873,809 Current portion of loans and obligations under capitalized leases 8,433,675 8,595,919 Unearned revenues 4,913,731 5,949,581 Common stock to be issued 88,324 88,324 Total current liabilities 20,589,508 22,507,633 Loans and obligations under capitalized leases;less current maturities 296,680 330,596 Total liabilities 20,886,188 22,838,229 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 500,000 shares authorized; - - Common stock, $.01 par value; 14,500,000 shares authorized; 11,782,360 shares issued and 11,576,507 outstanding as of September 30, 2018 and 11,708,469 shares issued and 11,502,616 outstanding as of June 30, 2018 117,824 117,085 Additional paid-in-capital 126,918,319 126,479,147 Treasury stock (At cost, 205,853 shares and 205,853 shares as of September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively) (1,205,024 ) (1,205,024 ) Accumulated deficit (42,827,708 ) (37,994,502 ) Stock subscription receivable (221,000 ) (221,000 ) Other comprehensive loss (24,649,274 ) (24,386,071 ) Total NetSol stockholders’ equity 58,133,137 62,789,635 Non-controlling interest 11,315,509 14,146,417 - ----------- - Total stockholders’ equity 69,448,646 76,936,052 - ----------- - - ----------- - Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 90,334,834 $ 99,774,281 - ----------- - - ----------- -

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and SubsidiariesSchedule 2: Consolidated Statement of Operations

For the Three Months Ended September 30, ------------------------------ 2018 2017 - ---------- - - ---------- - Net Revenues: License fees $ 5,956,113 $ 326,066 Maintenance fees 3,638,327 3,473,725 Services 6,418,634 7,017,737 License fees - related party - 44,408 Maintenance fees - related 101,349 102,963 party Services - related party 282,122 1,853,877 Total net revenues 16,396,545 12,818,776 Cost of revenues: Salaries and consultants 5,020,562 5,464,160 Travel 1,151,997 513,112 Depreciation and amortization 937,604 1,173,113 Other 1,048,324 856,582 Total cost of revenues 8,158,487 8,006,967 Gross profit 8,238,058 4,811,809 Operating expenses: Selling and marketing 1,701,326 1,711,296 Depreciation and amortization 212,232 245,873 Provision for bad debts - - General and administrative 4,406,720 3,787,558 Research and development cost 318,155 185,085 Total operating expenses 6,638,433 5,929,812 Income (loss) from operations 1,599,625 (1,118,003 ) Other income and (expenses) Gain (loss) on sale of assets 52,294 (7,130 ) Interest expense (99,434 ) (118,071 ) Interest income 248,964 136,911 Gain on foreign currency 10,912 1,016,362 exchange transactions Share of net loss from equity (299,691 ) (67,562 ) investment Other income (expense) 5,379 1,099 Total other income (expenses) (81,576 ) 961,609 Net income (loss) before income 1,518,049 (156,394 ) taxes Income tax provision (236,914 ) (24,871 ) Net income (loss) 1,281,135 (181,265 ) Non-controlling interest (318,546 ) (188,233 ) Net income (loss) attributable $ 962,589 $ (369,498 ) to NetSol - ---------- - - ---------- - Net income (loss) per share: Net income (loss) per common share Basic $ 0.08 $ (0.03 ) Diluted $ 0.08 $ (0.03 ) Weighted average number of shares outstanding Basic 11,502,616 11,099,113 - ---------- - - ---------- - Diluted 11,507,730 11,099,113 - ---------- - - ---------- -

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and SubsidiariesSchedule 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended September 30, ------------------------------ 2018 2017 - ---------- - - ---------- - Cash flows from operating activities: Net income (loss) $ 1,281,135 $ (181,265 ) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 1,149,836 1,418,986 Share of net loss from investment under equity method 299,691 67,562 (Gain) loss on sale of assets (52,294 ) 7,130 Stock based compensation 432,048 439,308 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 5,136,381 (903,730 ) Accounts receivable - related party 284,869 (1,251,994 ) Revenues in excess of billing (6,347,196 ) (3,230,619 ) Revenues in excess of billing - related party (70,102 ) (130 ) Other current assets (571,246 ) (478,390 ) Accounts payable and accrued expenses (680,147 ) 231,645 Unearned revenue (1,202,420 ) (270,743 ) Net cash used in operating activities (339,445 ) (4,152,240 ) Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property and equipment (563,413 ) (328,163 ) Sales of property and equipment 184,032 116,023 Convertible note receivable - related party (758,000 ) (500,000 ) Net cash used in investing activities (1,137,381 ) (712,140 ) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and warrants - 162,385 Proceeds from exercise of subsidiary options 2,650 - Purchase of treasury stock - (500,663 ) Proceeds from bank loans 119,895 - Payments on capital lease obligations and loans - net (179,237 ) (148,707 ) Net cash used in financing activities (56,692 ) (486,985 ) Effect of exchange rate changes (119,591 ) (266,774 ) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1,653,109 ) (5,618,139 ) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period 22,088,853 14,172,954 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 20,435,744 $ 8,554,815 - ---------- - - ---------- -

NETSOL Technologies, Inc. and SubsidiariesSchedule 4: Reconciliation to GAAP

Three Months Three Months Ended Ended September 30, September 30, 2018 2017 -------------- -------------- Net Income (loss) before preferred dividend, per GAAP $ 962,589 $ (369,498 ) Non-controlling interest 318,546 188,233 Income taxes 236,914 24,871 Depreciation and amortization 1,149,836 1,418,986 Interest expense 99,434 118,071 Interest (income) (248,964 ) (136,911 ) EBITDA $ 2,518,355 $ 1,243,752 Add back: Non-cash stock-based compensation 432,048 427,809 Adjusted EBITDA, gross $ 2,950,403 $ 1,671,561 Less non-controlling interest (a) (752,669 ) (701,864 ) Adjusted EBITDA, net $ 2,197,734 $ 969,697 - ---------- - - ---------- - Weighted Average number of shares outstanding Basic 11,502,616 11,099,113 Diluted 11,507,730 11,130,824 - ---------- - - ---------- - Basic adjusted EBITDA $ 0.19 $ 0.09 - ---------- - - ---------- - Diluted adjusted EBITDA $ 0.19 $ 0.09 - ---------- - - ---------- - (a) The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest to net income attributable to non-controlling interest is as follows Net Income attributable to non-controlling interest $ 318,546 $ 188,233 Income Taxes 70,543 10,478 Depreciation and amortization 365,854 467,182 Interest expense 32,690 39,072 Interest (income) (66,868 ) (45,157 ) EBITDA $ 720,765 $ 659,808 Add back: Non-cash stock-based compensation 31,904 42,056 Adjusted EBITDA of non-controlling interest $ 752,669 $ 701,864 - ---------- - - ---------- -

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