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Research Solutions Reports Preliminary Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Company Expects to Report $4.4 million of Annual Recurring Revenue

Aug 26, 2020

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced selected preliminary results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Based on preliminary unaudited information, Research Solutions expects total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 to increase 5.5% to approximately $7.9 million compared to $7.5 million in the same quarter last year. Platform subscription revenue is expected to increase 33% to approximately $1.1 million.  Annual recurring revenue is expected to increase 38% to approximately $4.4 million (see the company's definition of annual recurring revenue below), and the number of paid platform deployments is expected to increase 33% to 401. Net income is expected to be approximately breakeven, with Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $145,000.  In addition, Research Solutions expects transaction revenue to increase 2% to approximately $6.8 million.

Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2020, are expected to amount to approximately $9.3 million compared to $8.2 million at March 31, 2020. As of June 30, 2020 the company had no long-term liabilities or other debt and full access to a revolving line of credit for the lesser of $2.5 million, or 80% of eligible accounts receivable.

"Our preliminary fourth quarter results reflect continued momentum in our Platforms business, as more users find value in the offering, which was strengthened through our recent launch of Article Galaxy+" said Peter Derycz, President and CEO of Research Solutions. "We are also pleased to increase our cash position while remaining debt-free."

"In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our R&D-based clients including large and small corporations and academic institutions are relying on our seamless access to scientific research."

Research Solutions expects to report its full fiscal fourth quarter 2020 results on September 24, 2020. Information on the call details will be provided in a separate press release.

Annual Recurring Revenue
The company defines annual recurring revenue as the value of contracted Platform subscription recurring revenue normalized to a one-year period.

About Research Solutions and Reprints Desk
Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS) is a pioneer in providing seamless access to scientific research and simplifies how organizations and individual researchers discover, acquire, and manage scholarly journal articles, book chapters and other content in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. More than 70 percent of the top pharmaceutical companies, prestigious universities, and emerging businesses rely on Article Galaxy a cloud-based SaaS research platform, for simplified and lowest cost access to the latest scientific research and data. Featuring an ecosystem of app-like Gadgets for a personalized research experience, Article Galaxy offers individual as well as enterprise plans, coupled with unparalleled, 24/7 customer support. For more information and details, please visit www.researchsolutions.com and www.reprintsdesk.com

Forward-Looking Statements
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SOURCE Research Solutions, Inc.

For further information: Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, shooser@threepa.com, (214) 872-2710