IRVINE, Calif. ... January 29, 2009 ... Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) today announced the results of operations for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended December 31, 2008. The Company posted record net revenues of $65.5 million in the third quarter, an increase of 36% from the $48.1 million generated during the same quarter of the prior year. The Company reported net income of $13.2 million, up 17% when compared with net income of $11.2 million reported in the comparable quarter last year. Fully diluted earnings per share reached $0.46 for the quarter, an increase of 15% versus $0.40 fully diluted earnings per share earnings for the same period a year ago.
For the quarter, the Company's NextGen Healthcare Information Systems division posted record revenue of $61.5 million, up 40% when compared with the same quarter in the prior year and record operating income of $22.8 million, up 28% over third quarter last year. The Company's Healthcare Strategic Initiatives acquisition contributed approximately $4.9 million to NextGen revenue during the quarter. The Company's Practice Management Partners acquisition, which closed on October 28, 2008, contributed approximately $2.6 million to NextGen revenue during the quarter.
"We are pleased with the Company's performance for the quarter. The strategic growth initiatives we put in place during the first nine months of this year are continuing to pay off. Our entry into the revenue cycle management business is reaping results as we remain focused on growing the business organically while reinvesting in new product and service development efforts," noted Steven T. Plochocki, president and chief executive officer.
Quality Systems' management will host a conference call to review results of the 2009 third quarter on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 9:00 AM ET (6:00 AM PT). All participants should dial 800-762-9441 at least ten minutes prior to the start of the call. International callers should dial 480-248-5081.
To hear a live web simulcast or to listen to the archived web cast following completion of the call, please visit the Company's web site at www.qsii.com, click on the "Investor Relations" tab, then select "Conference Calls," to access the link to the call. To listen to a telephone replay of the conference call, please 800-406-7325 and enter reservation identification number 3968610. The replay will be available from approximately 12:00 PM ET on Friday, January 30, 2009, through 11:59 PM ET on Friday, February 6, 2009. A transcript of the conference call will be made available on the QSII website at www.qsii.com.
Quality Systems, Inc.
2009 Third Quarter Results
About Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare Information Systems subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, patient records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.
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Quality Systems, Inc.
18111 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 255-2600
Contact: Paul Holt, CFO, email@example.com
Susan J. Lewis
Phone: (303) 804-0494