From: NetSol Technologies, Inc.
Published: Fri May 06 2005

Calabasas, CA – NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTWK), a developer of proprietary software applications and provider of information technology (IT) services, today reported revenue for its third quarter of fiscal 2005, ended March 31, 2005. Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 was $3.2 million, an increase of 88.2 percent, compared to revenues of $1.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2004. Net income for the quarter was $135,194, or net income per weighted average diluted share of $0.01, compared to a net loss of $<295,885>, or a net loss per weighted average diluted share of $<0.04>, for the third quarter of fiscal 2004.

The net stockholders equity increased to over $15.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2005, compared to $10.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Net cash balance improved to $2.7 million, from approximately $1.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. The consolidation of CQ’s balance sheet with NetSol’s has brought additional tangible value, as CQ’s balance sheet carried no debt or long term liabilities, and has added cash and receivables of over $1 million to the NetSol consolidated balance sheet.

For the nine months ended March 31, 2005, the company reported revenue of $8.0 million, an increase of 105 percent, compared to revenue of $3.9 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2004. NetSol reported net income of $429,218, or net income per weighted diluted share of $0.03, for the nine-month period of fiscal 2005, versus a net loss of $<1.5> million, or a net loss per weighted average diluted share of $<0.18> for the comparable nine-month period of fiscal 2004.

Gross profit margins for both the third quarter of fiscal 2005 and the comparable 2004 quarter was approximately 59 percent. For the nine months ended March 31, 2005, gross profits rose to $5.1 million, with gross profit margins of 63.6 percent, compared to gross profits of $2.2 million, or gross profit margins of 57.6 percent for the comparable nine-month period. The increase in profit margin is due to a strict focus on managing operating expenses, along with increased sales of high-margin products and services.

NetSol's third quarter EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortization), a fundamental way to value a company's performance, was $586,178, compared to an EBITDA loss of $<26,380> for the same period ended March 31, 2004. The EBITDA gain for the first nine months of fiscal 2005 was approximately $1.63 million, compared to the EBITDA loss of $<494,527> for the comparable nine months of fiscal 2004.

"We are pleased with the significant increases in revenue and net income over the past three quarters, as well as the company-generated $1.5 million in free cash since our move to profitability in the first quarter of fiscal 2005 – a stunning turnaround when compared to fiscal 2004," commented NetSol Technologies CEO Naeem Ghauri.

"Our LeaseSoft license sales are now consistently driving revenue, as evidenced by a recent contract for $2.1 million from a top five automotive finance company," continued Ghauri. "These recent LeaseSoft license agreements and exponential growth in our services business have resulted in a significant sales backlog. It is important to note that each LeaseSoft licensing agreement produces a recurring, high-gross-margined revenue stream for an average of five years."

"We fully expect our NetSol-TiG joint venture, which began operations in March 2005, along with our telecommunications subsidiary, NetSol-Akhter, and the newest member of the NetSol family, CQ Systems, to assist in propelling our robust revenue growth well into fiscal 2006, as the company executes on global marketing and sales initiatives and continues to leverage its strategic partnerships to drive a significant increase in sales," said NetSol Chairman Najeeb U. Ghauri.

Ghauri noted, "The traction in the market from our LeaseSoft product line will be augmented by CQ Systems’ complementary product line and aggressive sales team. Our inBanking™ product has been significantly enhanced utilizing the n-Tier Architecture standard and is progressing well as a development-stage product. Based on our marketing information, we believe this product has the potential to be as successful, if not more so, than our flagship LeaseSoft product. We look forward to the commercialization of our inBanking product in late 2005."

Third Quarter Business Highlights:

• NetSol awarded the first of what promises to be several Federal Government software development contracts from the Pakistan government;
• NetSol adds five new Customers and 95 new employees including 48 from CQ Systems’ acquisition;
• NetSol’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NetSol Technologies Ltd., enters into underwriting agreement with AKD Securities and other blue chip institutions for IPO and listing on the KSE;
• Filed listing application on KSE for subsidiary, expected to raise up to $6.0 million without using NASDAQ:NTWK stock;
• NetSol’s state-of-the-art technology campus inauguration ceremony, presided over by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, while the World Economic Forum survey ranks Pakistan as second best in South Asia, using information technology to drive economic growth;
• NetSol signs $2.1 million LeaseSoft contract with big five auto finance company;
• NetSol completes acquisition of CQ Systems;
• CQ Systems adds 55 new lease and finance customers to NetSol’s portfolio;
• CQ Systems reports revenues of $5.2 million and net income of $730,000;
• E-Commerce Times News Network adopts NetSol as a case study entitled "Choosing a Software Business Model" discussing how business models such as NetSol’s positions companies for long term success;
• NetSol’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CQ Systems, completes $650,000 software implementation; and,
• NetSol appoints leasing industry leader to its board of directors.

Guidance Fiscal Year End June 30, 2005

• Revenues to exceed $11.0 million; previous guidance $10.0 million in revenues;
• EPS to exceed $0.05;
• More focus in Europe and penetration in Asia Pacific region.

Outlook For Fiscal Year 2005/07

• Launching major initiative in china to target leasing and finance companies;
• Revive US sales with new acquisition targets;
• Begin Phase two of the IT Village expansion, with another 500 seat facility to accommodate sales backlog;
• Projecting 800-plus headcount in Lahore;
• New initiative in high end business process outsourcing product for specific business verticals;
• Expansion of CQ Systems into Central/Eastern Europe;
• CMMi Level 5 certification.

About NetSol Technologies, Inc.

NetSol Technologies is a leading end-to-end solution provider for the lease and finance industry. Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, NetSol Technologies, Inc. operates on a global basis with locations in the U.S., Europe, East Asia and Asia Pacific. NetSol helps its clients identify, evaluate and implement technology solutions to meet their most critical business challenges and maximize their bottom line. By utilizing its worldwide resources, NetSol delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT services ranging from consulting and application development to systems integration and outsourcing. NetSol's commitment to quality is demonstrated by its achievement of both ISO 9001 and SEI (Software Engineering Institute)CMM (Capability Maturity Model) Level 4 assessment. For more information, visit NetSol Technologies' web site at

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