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Form 10-Q for EGAIN CORP


12-Feb-2014

Quarterly Report


Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" ("MD&A") contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").These statements may be identified by the use of the words such as "anticipates," "believes," "continue," "could," "would," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "might," "plans," "potential," "should," or "will" and similar expressions or the negative of those terms. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the effect of changes in macroeconomic factors beyond our control; our hybrid revenue model and its potential impact on our total revenue; our ability to predict subscription renewals or upgrade rates; our lengthy sales cycles and the difficulty in predicting timing of sales or delays; competition in the markets in which we do business and our failure to compete successfully therein; our expectations regarding the composition of our customers and the result of a loss of a significant customer; the adequacy of our capital resources and need for additional financing and the effect of failing to obtain adequate funding; the development and expansion of our strategic and third party distribution partnership and relationships with systems integrators; our ability to effectively implement and improve our current products; our ability to innovate and respond to rapid technological change and competitive challenges; legal liability or the effect of negative publicity for the services provided to consumers via our technology platforms; legal and regulatory uncertainties and other risks related to protection of our intellectual property assets; our ability to anticipate our competitors; the operational integrity and maintenance of our systems; the effect of unauthorized access to a customer's data or our data or our IT systems; the uncertainty of demand for our products; the anticipated customer benefits from our products; the actual mix in new business between cloud and license transactions when compared with management's projections; our ability to develop and expand strategic and third party distribution channels; the ability to increase revenue as a result of the increased investment in sales and marketing; our ability to hire additional personnel and retain key personnel; the effect of any future changes to our sales organization on our revenue growth rate; our ability to expand and improve our sales performance and marketing activities; our ability to manage our expenditures and estimate future expenses, revenue, and operational requirements; the expenses associated with new data centers, additional data center capacity, real estate and office facilities space; our ability to manage our business plans, strategies and outlooks and any business-related forecasts or projections; the effect of the voluntary change in our accounting policy on our ability to compare our financial results with our industry peers; the effect of changes to management judgments and estimates; risks associated with the uncertainty of pending litigation; the result of our failure to comply with the covenants under the Comerica Loan; the impact of any modification to our pricing practices in the future; risks from our substantial international operations; our inability to successfully detect weaknesses or errors in our internal controls; our ability to manage future growth; the trading price of our common stock; geographical and currency fluctuations; and our expectations in fiscal 2014 with respect to revenue, cost of revenue, expenses and other financial metrics. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks discussed in "Risk Factors" Item 1A in this report and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 which is incorporated herein by reference. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed in statements relating to our future plans, product releases, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other assumptions underlying or relating to any of these statements. These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions and speak only as of the date hereof. We expressly disclaim any obligation or understanding to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based unless required by law.

All references to "eGain", the "Company", "our", "we" or "us" mean eGain Corporation and its subsidiaries, except where it is clear from the context that such terms mean only this parent company and excludes subsidiaries.

Overview

eGain Corporation is one of the premier providers of cloud and on-premise customer interaction software for sales and service. For over a decade, our solutions have helped improve customer experience, grow sales, and optimize service processes across the web, social, and phone channels. Hundreds of global enterprises rely on eGain to transform fragmented sales engagement and customer service operations into unified Customer Interaction Hubs. We have operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Germany, South Africa and India.

Unbilled Deferred Revenue

Unbilled deferred revenue represents business that is contracted but not yet invoiced or collected and off-balance-sheet and, accordingly, is not recorded in deferred revenue. As such, the deferred revenue balance on our condensed consolidated balance sheets does not represent the total contract value of annual or multi-year, non-cancelable subscription agreements. As of December 31, 2013, unbilled deferred revenue decreased to $17.7 million, from approximately $24.8 million as of June 30, 2013.


Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations discuss our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The preparation of these financial statements requires our management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. On an on-going basis, our management evaluates its estimates and judgments, including those related to revenue recognition, allowance for doubtful accounts, deferred tax, valuation allowance and accrued liabilities, long-lived assets and stock-based compensation. Management bases its estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

There have been no material changes to these estimates for the periods presented in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. For a detailed explanation of the judgments made in these areas, refer to "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" within our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013, which we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2013.

We have reassessed the critical accounting policies as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013 and determined that there were no significant changes to our critical accounting policies in the six months ended December 31, 2013.

Revenue Recognition

We derive revenue from three sources:

(i) Subscription and support fees primarily consist of cloud revenue from customers accessing our enterprise cloud computing services, term license revenue, and maintenance and support revenue;

(ii) License fees primarily consist of perpetual software license revenue;

(iii) Professional services primarily consist of consulting, implementation services and training.

We evaluate whether each of the elements in these arrangements represents a separate unit of accounting, as defined by ASC 605, using all applicable facts and circumstances, including whether (i) we sell or could readily sell the element unaccompanied by the other elements, (ii) the element has stand-alone value to the customer, and (iii) there is a general right of return. We use VSOE, of fair value for each of those units, when available. For revenue recognition with multiple-deliverable elements, in certain limited circumstances when VSOE of fair value does not exist, we apply the selling price hierarchy, which includes VSOE, third-party evidence of selling price, or TPE, and best estimate of selling price, or BESP. We determine the relative selling price for a deliverable based on VSOE, if available, or BESP, if VSOE is not available. We have determined that TPE is not a practical alternative due to differences in our service offerings compared to other parties and the availability of relevant third-party pricing information.

We determine BESP by considering our overall pricing objectives and market conditions. Significant pricing practices taken into consideration include our discounting practices, the size and volume of our transactions, customer demographic, the geographic area where services are sold, price lists, its go-to-market strategy, historical standalone sales and contract prices. The determination of BESP is made through consultation with and approval by our management, taking into consideration the go-to-market strategy. As our go-to-market strategies evolve, we may modify our pricing practices in the future, which could result in changes in relative selling prices, including both VSOE and BESP.

Subscription and Support Revenue

Cloud Revenue

Cloud revenue consists of subscription fees from customers accessing our cloud-based service offerings. We recognize cloud services revenue ratably over the period of the applicable agreement as services are provided. Cloud agreements typically have an initial term of one or two years and automatically renew unless either party cancels the agreement. The majority of the cloud services customers purchase a combination of our cloud service and professional services. In some cases, the customer may also acquire a license for our software.


We consider the applicability of ASC 985-605, on a contract-by-contract basis. In cloud based agreements, where the customer does not have the contractual right to take possession of the software, the revenue is recognized on a monthly basis over the term of the contract. Invoiced amounts are recorded in accounts receivable and in deferred revenue or revenue, depending on whether the revenue recognition criteria have been met. We consider a software element to exist when we determine that the customer has the contractual right to take possession of our software at any time during the cloud period without significant penalty and can feasibly run the software on its own hardware or enter into another arrangement with a third party to host the software. Additionally, we have established VSOE for the cloud and maintenance and support elements of perpetual license sales, based on the prices charged when sold separately and substantive renewal terms. Accordingly, when a software element exists in a cloud services arrangement, license revenue for the perpetual software license element is determined using the residual method and is recognized upon delivery. Revenue for the cloud and maintenance and support elements is recognized ratably over the contractual time period. Professional services are recognized as described below under "Professional Services Revenue." If VSOE of fair value cannot be established for the undelivered elements of an agreement, the entire amount of revenue from the arrangement is recognized ratably over the period that these elements are delivered.

Term License Revenue

Term license revenue includes arrangements where our customers receive license rights to use our software along with bundled maintenance and support services for the term of the contract. The majority of our contracts provide customers with the right to use one or more products up to a specific license capacity. Certain of our license agreements stipulate that customers can exceed pre-determined base capacity levels, in which case additional fees are specified in the license agreement. Term license revenue is recognized ratably over the term of the license contract.

Maintenance and Support Revenue

Maintenance and support revenue consists of customers purchasing maintenance and support for our on-premise software. We use VSOE of fair value for maintenance and support to account for the arrangement using the residual method, regardless of any separate prices stated within the contract for each element. Maintenance and support revenue is recognized ratably over the term of the maintenance contract, which is typically one year. Maintenance and support is renewable by the customer on an annual basis. Maintenance and support rates, including subsequent renewal rates, are typically established based upon a specified percentage of net license fees as set forth in the arrangement.

License Revenue

License revenue includes perpetual license rights sold to customers to use our software in conjunction with related maintenance and support services. If an acceptance period is required, revenue is recognized upon the earlier of customer acceptance or the expiration of the acceptance period. In software arrangements that include rights to multiple software products and/or services, we use the residual method under which revenue is allocated to the undelivered elements based on VSOE of the fair value of such undelivered elements. The residual amount of revenue is allocated to the delivered elements and recognized as revenue, assuming all other criteria for revenue recognition have been met. Such undelivered elements in these arrangements typically consist of software maintenance and support, implementation and consulting services and in some cases, cloud services.

We periodically sell to resellers. License sales to resellers as a percentage of total revenue were approximately 2% and 3% for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. License sales to resellers as a percentage of total revenue were approximately 9% and 2% for the six months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Revenue from sales to resellers is generally recognized upon delivery to the reseller but depends on the facts and circumstances of the transaction, such as our understanding of the reseller's plans to sell the software, if there are any return provisions, price protection or other allowances, the reseller's financial status and our experience with the particular reseller. Historically sales to resellers have not included any return provisions, price protections or other allowances.


Professional Services Revenue

Professional services revenue includes system implementation, consulting and training. For license transactions, the majority of our consulting and implementation services qualify for separate accounting. We use VSOE of fair value for the services to account for the arrangement using the residual method, regardless of any separate prices stated within the contract for each element. Our consulting and implementation service contracts are bid either on a fixed-fee basis or on a time-and-materials basis. Substantially all of our contracts are on a time-and-materials basis. For time-and-materials contracts, where the services are not essential to the functionality, we recognize revenue as services are performed. If the services are essential to functionality, then both the license revenue and the service revenue are recognized under the percentage of completion method. For a fixed-fee contract, we recognize revenue based upon the costs and efforts to complete the services in accordance with the percentage of completion method, provided we are able to estimate such cost and efforts.

Under ASC 605-25, in order to account for deliverables in a multiple-deliverable arrangement as separate units of accounting, the deliverables must have standalone value upon delivery. For cloud services, in determining whether professional services have standalone value, we consider the following factors for each professional services agreement: availability of the services from other vendors, the nature of the professional services, the timing of when the professional services contract was signed in comparison to the subscription service start date and the contractual dependence of the subscription service on the customer's satisfaction with the professional services work.

As of June 30, 2013, we did not have standalone value for the professional services related to consulting and implementation of a majority of our core subscription services. This was due to the fact that we had historically performed the majority of these services to support our customers' implementation of the subscription services. We determined at or around July 1, 2013 that we had established standalone value for these implementation services. This was primarily due to the change in our business focus, the growing number of partners we trained and certified to perform these deployment services and the consequential sale of subscription services without bundled implementation service. Revenues earned from professional services related to consulting and implementation of a majority of our core subscription services are being accounted for separately from revenues earned from subscription services beginning July 1, 2013 when the standalone value was established for those professional services.

For those contracts that have standalone value, we recognized the services revenue when rendered for time and material contracts, when the milestones are achieved and accepted by the customer for fixed price contracts or by percentage of completion basis if there is no acceptance criteria.

For cloud, consulting and implementation services that do not qualify for separate accounting, we recognize the services revenue ratably over the estimated life of the customer cloud relationship, once cloud has gone live or system ready. We currently estimate the life of the customer cloud relationship to be approximately 28 months, based on the average life of all cloud customer relationships.

Training revenue that meets the criteria to be accounted for separately is recognized when training is provided.

Deferred Revenue

Deferred revenue primarily consists of payments received in advance of revenue recognition from cloud, term license, and maintenance and support services and is recognized as the revenue recognition criteria are met. We generally invoice customers in annual or quarterly installments. The deferred revenue balance does not represent the total contract value of annual or multi-year, non-cancelable cloud or maintenance and support agreements. Deferred revenue is influenced by several factors, including seasonality, the compounding effects of renewals, invoice duration, invoice timing and new business linearity within the quarter.

Deferred revenue that will be recognized during the succeeding twelve month period is recorded as current deferred revenue and the remaining portion is recorded as noncurrent. At December 31, 2013, deferred revenue increased to $20.0 million, compared to $19.7 million at June 30, 2013.

Deferred Commissions

Deferred commissions are the direct and incremental costs directly associated with cloud contracts with customers and consist of sales commissions to the Company's direct sales force.

The commissions are deferred and amortized over the terms of the related customer contracts, which are typically one or two years. The commission payments are paid based on contract terms in the month following the quarter in which the commissions are earned. The deferred commission amounts are recognized as selling expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations over the terms of the related customer contracts, in proportion to the recognition of the associated revenue.


Results of Operations

The following table sets forth certain items reflected in our condensed
consolidated statements of operations expressed as a percent of total revenue
for the periods indicated:



                                        Three Months Ended          Six Months Ended
                                           December 31,               December 31,
                                        2013            2012        2013          2012
     Revenue:
     Subscription and support               58 %           53 %         59 %         59 %
     License                                17 %           23 %         21 %         16 %
     Professional services                  25 %           24 %         20 %         25 %
     Total revenue                         100 %          100 %        100 %        100 %
     Cost of subscription and support       11 %            8 %         12 %         10 %
     Cost of license                         0 %            1 %          0 %          1 %
     Cost of professional services          22 %           20 %         22 %         23 %
     Total cost of revenue                  33 %           29 %         34 %         34 %
     Gross margin                           67 %           71 %         66 %         66 %
     Operating expenses:
     Research and development               14 %           15 %         14 %         16 %
     Sales and marketing                    48 %           40 %         48 %         45 %
     General and administrative             11 %           10 %         12 %         12 %
     Total operating expenses               73 %           65 %         74 %         73 %
     Income (loss) from operations          (6 )%           6 %         (8 )%        (7 )%

Revenue



                              Three Months Ended                                  Six Months Ended
                                 December 31,                                       December 31,
(in thousands)     2013         2012       Change         %           2013         2012       Change         %
Subscription and
support          $ 10,246     $  7,806     $ 2,440          31 %    $ 19,712     $ 14,980     $ 4,732          32 %
License             3,065        3,426        (361 )       (11 )%      6,903        4,139       2,764          67 %
Professional
services            4,354        3,505         849          24 %       6,732        6,341         391           6 %
Total revenue    $ 17,665     $ 14,737     $ 2,928          20 %    $ 33,347     $ 25,460     $ 7,887          31 %

Total revenue increased 20% to $17.7 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $14.7 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. Subscription and support revenue, which is comprised of cloud, term license and software maintenance and support revenue increased 31% to $10.2 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $7.8 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. The increase in subscription and support revenue was primarily due to the expansion within our current customer base and new cloud contracts. License revenue decreased 11% to $3.1 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $3.4 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. Professional services revenue increased 24% to $4.4 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $3.5 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. The increase in professional services revenue was primarily due to the professional services for cloud arrangements which we have determined to have value to the customer on a standalone basis as of July 1, 2013 and therefore are accounted for separately. When accounted for separately, these professional services revenues would generally be recognized as the services are rendered. Prior to this, professional services revenue for cloud arrangements were recognized ratably over the longer of the remaining contractual period or the average estimated life of the customer cloud relationship, once the cloud has gone live or system ready.

Revenue in Europe and Asia Pacific increased 36% to $8.6 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $6.3 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. The increase in revenue outside of the Americas demonstrates increased acceptance of our product world-wide. The impact of the foreign exchange fluctuation between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro and British Pound resulted in a net increase of $8,000 in total revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2013 as compared to the comparable year-ago period. To measure the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuation, we recalculate current period results using the comparable prior period exchange rate.


Cost of Revenue



                             Three Months Ended                                 Six Months Ended
                                December 31,                                      December 31,
(in thousands)    2013        2012       Change         %           2013        2012       Change         %
Subscription and                                                  $
support          $ 1,951     $ 1,208     $   743          62 %       3,922     $ 2,604     $ 1,318          51 %
License               26          46         (20 )       (43 )%         52          91         (39 )       (43 )%
Professional
services           3,859       3,012         847          28 %       7,395       5,915       1,480          25 %
Total cost of                                                     $
revenue          $ 5,836     $ 4,266     $ 1,570          37 %      11,369     $ 8,610     $ 2,759          32 %
Percentage of
total revenue         33 %        29 %                                  34 %        34 %
Gross margin          67 %        71 %                                  66 %        66 %

Total cost of revenue increased 37% to $5.8 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2013 from $4.3 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. Total cost of revenue represented 33% and 29% of total revenue in the quarters ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The change was primarily due to increases of (i) $1.2 million in personnel and personnel-related expenses;
(ii) $285,000 in cloud related expenses such as hosted network and lease costs paid to remote co-location centers; (iii) $173,000 in outside consulting partially offset by decreases of (i) $49,000 from the foreign exchange fluctuation between the U.S. Dollar, the Euro, British Pound and India Rupee and
(ii) $21,000 in license related expenses. Gross margin for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was 67% compared to 71% in the comparable year-ago quarter.

Total cost of revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2013 increased $2.8 million, or 32%, compared to the same period last year. The change was primarily . . .

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