Formula Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results


Annual Net Income of $37.3 million


Herzliya, Israel – March 17, 2008 – Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY) a leading provider of information technology products, solutions and services, announced today results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.

Revenues for the fourth quarter totaled $135.9 million an increase of 21% compared to $111.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2007 totaled $493.4 million compared to $416.8 million in 2006. 

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2007 was $8.1 million compared to $4.8 million in the same quarter of 2006, an increase of 67%. Operating income in 2007 was $27.2 million compared to $10.1 million in 2006, an increase of 170%. 

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $6.5 million. In 2007 the company recorded a net income of $37.3 million compared to a net income of $10.0 million in 2006.

Cash and Short term investment at December 31, 2007 increased to $200.2 million from $115.0 million at December 31,2006.

Current Ratio at December 31, 2007 significantly improved to 2.38 from 1.71 at December 31,2006.

Shareholder's Equity at December 31, 2007 totaled $198.4 million.

During the year we sold our entire holdings in BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd for a consideration of approximately $64 million, which resulted in capital gain of approximately $18 million and our subsidiary Magic sold its wholly owned subsidiary Advanced Answer on Demand (AAOD) for the consideration of $17 million in cash.

Guy Berenstein, CEO of Formula, commented: "Formula has experienced an exceptional year both from the financial and the operational points of view. At the beginning of 2007 a new Formula was presented, comprising large and mostly publicly traded subsidiaries all of which contributed positively to our operational profit.  During the year 2007 the Group's Financial resources increased significantly due to the issue of debentures in our subsidiary Matrix, a private placement in Sapiens, the sale of a subsidiary of Magic and the sale of the entire holdings in BluePhoenix. These financial activities resulted in over $150 million in cash to the Formula Group.

Our strong balance sheet will enable us to consider and pursue new investments and mainly to react swiftly and efficiently to the market fluctuations in these turbulent times."    

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About Formula
Formula Systems Ltd. is a global information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and providing computer-based business solutions.

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve various risks that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: market demand for the company’s products, dependence on strategic partners, integration of new business, successful implementation of Formula’s products, economic and competitive factors, international market conditions, management of growth, technological developments, the ability to finance operations and other factors which are detailed in Formula’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its most recent report on Form 20‑F. Formula undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revision to any forward-looking statement.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, changing regulatory environment, changing economic conditions, risks in new product and service development, the effect of the Company's accounting policies, specific system configurations and software needs of individual customers and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.


Israel: Naamit Salomon, 
Formula Systems Ltd.

USA: Dennis S. Dobson, 
for Formula Systems Ltd. 
(203) 255-7902