BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
First Quarter 2014 Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $7.2 million compared to $10.2 million in the first quarter of 2013. The decrease was primarily due to the end of the scheduled minimum quarterly license fee payments from Intellectual Ventures (IV) in the second quarter of 2013. The comparative decline was partially offset by increased royalty revenue from other licensees.
Operating loss for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $3.3 million compared to operating income of $1.6 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The operating loss was primarily due to lower revenue and increased investment in the company's ongoing product development and sales growth initiatives, mainly focused around Digimarc Discover and Barcode.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $2.0 million or $(0.29) per diluted share compared to net income of $1.0 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.
At March 31, 2014, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $32.3 million compared to $35.0 million at December 31, 2013.
Digimarc will hold a conference call later today (Wednesday, April 23, 2014) to discuss these results. Management will also provide an update on market conditions and execution of strategy. Chairman and CEO Bruce Davis and CFO Charles Beck will host the call starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time). A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.
The call will be broadcast live via webcast at www.digimarc.com/investors and available for replay through May 23, 2014. The webcast will be archived and available on Digimarc's website at www.digimarc.com/investors/investor-events-and-webcasts.
For those who wish to listen to the call via telephone, please dial the telephone number below at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time:
Conference ID: 27179676
If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of enabling technologies that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. The embedded Digimarc IDs are imperceptible to humans, but not to computers, networks and devices like mobile phones, which can now use cameras and microphones as sensory inputs to "see, hear and understand" the world around them within the context of their environment. Digimarc has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media and object discovery to enable ubiquitous computing, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. For more information, visit www.digimarc.com.
With the exception of historical information contained in this release, the matters described in this release contain various "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements include statements and any related inferences regarding increased royalty revenue from other licensees, increased investments in product development and sales growth initiatives, and other statements identified by terminology such as "will," "should," "expects," "estimates," "predicts" and "continue" or other derivations of these or other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements are statements of management's opinion and are subject to various assumptions, risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied from the statements in this release as a result of changes in economic, business and/or regulatory factors. More detailed information about risk factors that may affect actual results will be set forth in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, Digimarc undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
|Consolidated Income Statement Information|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Total cost of revenue||2,146||2,134|
|Total gross profit||5,059||8,109|
|Percentage of gross profit to total revenue||70||%||79||%|
|Sales and marketing||1,879||1,277|
|Research, development and engineering||3,546||2,725|
|General and administrative||2,421||2,186|
|Total operating expenses||8,380||6,465|
|Operating income (loss)||(3,321||)||1,644|
|Other income, net||27||29|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(3,294||)||1,673|
|(Provision) benefit for income taxes||1,308||(702||)|
|Net income (loss)||$||(1,986||)||$||971|
|Earnings (loss) per common share:|
|Earnings (loss) per common share - basic||$||(0.29||)||$||0.13|
|Earnings (loss) per common share - diluted||$||(0.29||)||$||0.13|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic||7,000||6,838|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted||7,000||7,058|
|Cash dividends declared per common share:||$||0.11||$||0.11|
|Consolidated Cash Flow Information|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$||(1,986||)||$||971|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment||231||158|
|Amortization and write-off of intangibles||308||299|
|Change in allowance for doubtful accounts||(7||)||-|
|Gain on reversal of contingent merger consideration||-||(190||)|
|Deferred income taxes||(509||)||(112||)|
|Excess tax benefit from stock-based awards||(72||)||-|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||1,809||(228||)|
|Other current assets||(699||)||(44||)|
|Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities||(317||)||(213||)|
|Income taxes payable||3||778|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||(1,380||)||3,344|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(117||)||(86||)|
|Capitalized patent costs||(295||)||(228||)|
|Maturity of marketable securities||11,192||23,116|
|Purchase of marketable securities||(9,266||)||(21,933||)|
|Net cash provided by investing activities||1,514||869|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Issuance of common stock||712||-|
|Purchase of common stock||(850||)||(648||)|
|Cash dividends paid||(824||)||(801||)|
|Excess tax benefit from stock-based awards||72||-|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(890||)||(1,449||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (1)||$||(756||)||$||2,764|
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at beginning of period||34,964||39,056|
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at end of period||32,282||40,637|
|(1) Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities||$||(2,682||)||$||1,581|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet Information|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents (2)||$||3,055||$||3,811|
|Marketable securities (2)||28,120||25,851|
|Trade accounts receivable, net||4,036||5,838|
|Other current assets||2,368||1,658|
|Total current assets||37,579||37,158|
|Marketable securities (2)||1,107||5,302|
|Property and equipment, net||2,326||2,395|
|Deferred tax assets, net||4,519||3,949|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities||$||1,325||$||1,560|
|Total current liabilities||4,015||5,778|
|Deferred rent and other long-term liabilities||505||496|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||42,735||41,498|
|Total shareholders' equity||49,351||50,923|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||53,871||$||57,197|
|(2)||Aggregate cash, cash equivalents, short- and long-term marketable securities was $32,282 and $34,964 at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.|
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