Incorporated today announced financial results, company
advancements, and customer successes for the second quarter of Fiscal
2019. Subscription revenue increased 29% in the quarter with total
company revenue reaching $354 million.
“Strategic investments in our products, people, and customer success
have driven growth each quarter and positioned Kronos for an exciting
future full of unlimited potential,” said Aron Ain, Kronos chief
executive officer. “Workforce Dimensions continues to surpass
expectations; Kronos HCM solutions – including payroll services – is on
an exciting trajectory; and international growth excelled in the
quarter. Our success continues to be fueled by great people, with
Kronite employee engagement at an all-time high worldwide. Kronos is a
special place today and, with our continued investments into the
business, we will excel well into the future.”
Subscription Revenue Grows Incredibly Fast Across SaaS Solutions
Subscription revenue was up 29% in the quarter and now represents the
largest revenue category.
More than 30,000 organizations worldwide are now in the Kronos Cloud,
with native cloud-suites Workforce Dimensions and Workforce Ready
driving the majority of SaaS success.
Customer retention across Workforce Dimensions, Workforce Ready, and
Workforce Central SaaS solutions remains strong at nearly 95%.
Workforce Dimensions Drives the Future of Work – and the Future of
Kronos – with Highly Diversified, Rapid Adoption
Workforce Dimensions continues to out-perform company expectations as
adoption has spread across every global region and industry vertical
with second-quarter deals seeing nearly an even split between existing
customer migrations and new Kronos customers.
announced a global agreement for SAP to resell Workforce Dimensions
as its workforce management solution for customers with complex
requirements under the name “SAP Time Management by Kronos.”
Kronos launched powerful Workforce Dimensions enhancements that help
attract, retain, and develop a highly engaged workforce while
streamlining operational execution for retail, hospitality, and food
service organizations by combining
advanced labor volume forecasting, predictive scheduling, and task
Nearly one in every four Workforce Dimensions deals have included a
Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner integration or solution
extension to help customers solve specific business challenges across
a variety of industries. The Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner
Program also continues to grow rapidly, including many new
healthcare-specific partners and integrations.
Significant Workforce Dimensions deals in the second quarter included:
a west coast National Basketball Association team; a leading energy
utilities company in Asia Pacific; one of the largest insurance
providers in the U.S.; a global wholesaler serving hardware stores
worldwide; a Mexican manufacturer of innovative components systems to
the commercial vehicle and heavy equipment markets; one of the world’s
largest privately held hospitality and food service companies; one of
the largest public university systems in New England; an integrated
health system serving more than 1 million residents; a large
Australian waste management company; and a Canadian value retailer
with hundreds of locations nationwide.
Award-winning Kronos HCM Cloud Solutions Propel Success for
Organizations of All Sizes
Kronos HCM bookings rose 32% in the second quarter and 42% over the last
Since the launch
of Workforce Dimensions with HCM capabilities, nearly one out of
every four Workforce Dimensions deals have included Kronos HR or
Kronos Workforce Ready garnered a trio
of award honors for excellence in HR and payroll, including being
named by Constellation Research to the Constellation ShortListTM
for Payroll for North American small and midsize businesses.
Significant Kronos HCM deals in the quarter included: a leading
agricultural cooperative specializing in canned fruits and tomatoes; a
provider of concrete construction services to the commercial and
residential sectors and municipalities; one of the oldest and largest
non-profit transfusion medicine organizations; one of the world’s
largest producers of oil-filled distribution transformers and
transformer components; a casino hotel located in the midwestern U.S.;
a public school district with more than 75,000 students; and one of
the leading U.S. hotel and resort management companies.
Customer Experience Leadership, Kronite Engagement Help Spark
International regions grew by 43% in the quarter – led by Latin America
at 48% and Europe, Middle East, and Africa at 42% – as Kronos continues
its focus on customer experience innovation and employee engagement
around the world.
Kicking off in London in February, Kronos announced the 2019
KronosLIVE Customer Conference World Tour with additional events
across Canada, China, India, Mexico, and South America.
Kronos Community – a fast-growing online community where customers,
partners, and product experts across all industries ask questions,
share ideas, and provide product insight in real time – won the top
award for “Innovation in Customer Service” by the Stevie Awards.
Kronos Vice President of Customer Engagement Lisa Pratt was named a Top
10 “Innovator of the Year” by Great Place to Work.
With global Kronite employee engagement at an all-time high of 87%,
Kronos added more employer of choice award wins to its name worldwide,
including being named a:
Best Workplace for Inclusion for the second time and top
employer across Canada;
- Best Workplace in IT by Forbes India;
Best Company to Work For in Greater China by Bloomberg
Top 20 Best Workplace in Technology by Fortune and Great
Place to Work; and
100 Best Companies to Work For® winner for the
second consecutive year.
- Best Workplace for Inclusion for the second time and top
Second Quarter Customer Success Around the Globe
In the second quarter of Fiscal 2019, Kronos signed agreements with
organizations around the world, including: ArrowXL, the U.K.’s
leading two-person delivery company that delivers to 200,000 households
across the U.K. and Ireland each month on behalf of e-tailers and
retailers; INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest non-profit health
system; Iron Mountain Services Private Limited, the global
delivery center for Iron Mountain, a global business dedicated to
storing, protecting, and managing information and assets; ISS,
one of the world’s leading facility services companies located in Hong
Kong; Melba Support Services, a disability services and support
organization in Australia; Owensboro Health, a regional
healthcare system serving 15 counties in Western Kentucky and Southern
Indiana and one of the largest employers in Kentucky; Perekrestok,
Russia’s largest supermarket chain; R&F Group, one of the top
real estate development enterprises in China; Rencol, part of the
Saint-Gobain Group, a U.K. manufacturer of high-quality tolerance rings; St.
Elizabeth Healthcare, which operates five facilities throughout
Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty offices
in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio; Temple University, a top-ranked
research university with 40,000 students located in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, one of the
nation’s premier providers of independent living, assisted living,
skilled nursing, and home health and hospice care; and The
Wilburn Company, a provider of premier cleaning services to
businesses and facilities across the state of Maryland.
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Footnote 1: All financial information within this press release is
presented using non-GAAP financial measures. Kronos believes that
non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information
regarding certain financial and business trends relating to Kronos’
results of operations. Non-GAAP revenue consists of GAAP revenue
excluding the effect of the write-down of deferred revenue associated
with purchase accounting for certain acquisitions and includes timing
adjustments related to international product deliveries which management
includes when evaluating operating results. EBITDA consists of GAAP
income from operations excluding: (1) share-based compensation expense
for stock options and stock awards in accordance with ASC 718 and
compensation expenses related to ordinary dividends; (2) depreciation of
property, plant, and equipment; (3) amortization of intangible assets;
(4) acquisition-related deferred revenue write-downs and expenses
including advisory, legal, accounting, acquired employee-related costs,
and integration costs; and (5) unusual costs or one-time expenses that
are excluded from the definition of EBITDA under the terms of the
company’s Credit Agreement.