Avid Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Reports Year-on-Year Growth in Revenue, Net income, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) announced today that it has filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue of $142.4 million and non-GAAP net income of $22.5 million, an increase of 2.5% and over 59%, respectively versus Q3 2013
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $27.3 million, up 37% from Q3 2013
  • Free cash flow generation of $8.1 million, up year-on-year and sequentially
  • Bookings of $112.2 million, compared with $127.0 million for Q3 2013
  • Non-GAAP gross margin improved 320 basis points, while operating expense declined 1.5% year-on-year
  • Over 3,200 new Media Composer cloud based subscription users as of September 30,2014 with average monthly growth rate of 45% over first four months

"In the third quarter we continued to see the benefits of our focus on generating sustainable, profitable growth," said Louis Hernandez, Jr, President, CEO and Chairman of Avid. "Market reception for our technology platform continues to build, and the growth from newer, higher-margin products such as the Avid MediaCentral Platform is translating to improved profitability and cash flow. We were also pleased to see early momentum in Media Composer subscription adoption over the first few months. We are encouraged with the progress to date on executing our strategy and are confident the Company is laying a solid foundation for future growth."

The Company's financial guidance for fiscal year 2014 was unchanged and reflects:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $64 million to $72 million
  • Annual bookings growth of 0%-3%
  • Free cash flow of approximately $15 million to $20 million

"The Company's strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow for the third quarter, which was driven by higher revenue, a richer product mix and lower costs, demonstrates the effectiveness of our three-phased transformation to create value through both growth and efficiency," said John Frederick, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Avid. "We are also pleased to affirm our previously announced guidance for fiscal year 2014."

The Company has been in communication with the NASDAQ staff and still expects to be re-listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange before the end of the year. In the interim, Avid stock will continue to trade on OTC Markets – OTC Pink Tier under the trading symbol AVID. For quotes or additional information on OTC Markets and the OTC Pink Tier, please visit http://www.otcmarkets.com.

Avid includes non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. The reconciliations to the Company's comparable GAAP financial measures for the periods presented are included in the tables in the appendix to this press release. The Company also includes the operational metric of bookings in this release.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss Avid's financial results for the third quarter of 2014 will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be open to the public and can be accessed by dialing 719.325.2458 and referencing confirmation code 6221806. You may also listen to the call on the Avid Investor Relations website. To listen via the website, go to the events tab at ir.avid.com for complete details prior to the start of the conference call. A replay of the call will also be available on the Avid Investor Relations website shortly after the completion of the call.

Non-GAAP Measures and Bookings

Avid has in this press release presented a number of non-GAAP financial measures as set forth and reconciled in the tables in the appendix of this press release.

Avid defines adjusted EBITDA as non-GAAP operating profit or loss excluding depreciation and all amortization expense. Avid non-GAAP operating results and non-GAAP earnings per share exclude restructuring costs, stock based compensation, amortization and impairment of intangibles as well as other unusual items such as costs related to the restatement; M&A related activity; or impact of significant legal settlements. Avid defines free cash flow as GAAP operating cash flow less capital expenditures and excludes payments or receipts related to M&A, significant legal settlements, restructuring, restatement or other non-operational or non-recurring events. These non-GAAP measures also reflect how Avid manages its businesses internally and are consistent with the financial metrics that are included in management incentive plans.

Avid's non-GAAP measures may vary from how other companies present non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

The reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial measures is in the tables included in this press release.

Avid references bookings in this press release. Bookings are an operational metric which is defined as the amount of revenue we expect to earn from an agreement between Avid and a customer for goods and services over the course of the agreement. To count as a booking, we expect there to be persuasive evidence of an agreement between us and our customer and that the collectability of the amounts payable under the arrangement are reasonably assured. Due to the timing of revenue recognition, all of the revenue related to the booking may not be recorded in the period that it was transacted and would therefore be reported as part of revenue backlog and/or deferred revenue, thereby providing visibility into future revenue. However, because our bookings are based on orders that, under certain circumstances can be cancelled or adjusted, bookings may not convert into revenue earned.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information provided in this press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about our anticipated plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our recently filed financial statements or other information included herein based upon or otherwise incorporating judgments or estimates, including statements herein relating to future performance such as our future adjusted EBITDA, earnings, bookings, free cash flow, payments for restatement-related expenses; our future strategy and business plans; our objective to obtain relisting on the NASDAQ Stock Market and to have our shares of common stock trade on that market; and our anticipated timing for filing our future quarterly reports. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this release and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Unknown risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the effect on our sales, operations and financial performance resulting from the identified material weaknesses in our internal control of financial reporting; the delisting of our stock from NASDAQ; the previously disclosed ongoing SEC and Department of Justice inquiries; pending litigation, including the previously disclosed class action and possibility of further legal proceedings adverse to our Company resulting from the restatement or related matters; the costs associated with the restatement; our ability to have our shares relisted on the NASDAQ stock market; our liquidity; our ability to execute our strategic plan and meet customer needs; our ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; our ability to successfully accomplish our product development plans; competitive factors; history of losses; fluctuations in our revenue, based on, among other things, our performance in particular geographies or markets, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and seasonal factors; adverse changes in economic conditions; and variances in our backlog and the realization thereof. Moreover, the business may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect our business and prospects are described in our filings with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2014 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Interplay, ISIS, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net revenues:
Products $ 105,330 $ 92,969 $ 287,215 $ 291,545
Services 37,099 45,924 114,840 124,764
Total net revenues 142,429 138,893 402,055 416,309
Cost of revenues:
Products 37,807 39,683 107,898 115,600
Services 14,981 16,372 45,975 47,040
Amortization of intangible assets -- 158 50 1,310
Total cost of revenues 52,788 56,213 153,923 163,950
Gross profit 89,641 82,680 248,132 252,359
Operating expenses:
Research and development 22,154 23,239 67,178 70,693
Marketing and selling 31,410 31,512 98,522 99,324
General and administrative 20,644 22,715 58,959 54,443
Amortization of intangible assets 373 660 1,251 1,981
Restructuring costs (recoveries), net -- 688 (165) 2,879
Total operating expenses 74,581 78,814 225,745 229,320
Operating income 15,060 3,866 22,387 23,039
Interest and other expense, net (455) (363) (1,163) (868)
Income before income taxes 14,605 3,503 21,224 22,171
Provision for income taxes, net 365 921 1,427 2,147
Net income 14,240 2,582 19,797 20,024
Net income per common share - basic and diluted $ 0.36 $ 0.07 $ 0.51 $ 0.51
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic 39,133 39,075 39,117 39,031
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 39,201 39,076 39,164 39,066
Reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to Non-GAAP financial measures
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net Revenues $ 142,429 $ 138,893 $ 402,055 $ 416,309
Cost of revenues 52,788 56,213 153,923 163,950
Gross profit 89,641 82,680 248,132 252,359
Operating expenses 74,581 78,814 225,745 229,320
Operating income 15,060 3,866 22,387 23,039
Interest and other expense, net (455) (363) (1,163) (868)
Provision for income taxes, net 365 921 1,427 2,147
Net income $ 14,240 $ 2,582 $ 19,797 $ 20,024
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 39,201 39,076 39,164 39,066
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.36 $ 0.07 $ 0.51 $ 0.51
Adjustments to GAAP Results
Cost of Revenues
Amortization of intangible assets -- 158 50 1,310
Stock-based compensation 78 185 394 623
Operating Expenses
Amortization of intangible assets 373 660 1,251 1,981
Restructuring costs (recoveries), net -- 688 (165) 2,879
Restatement costs 8,564 8,730 19,408 12,428
Gain on sale of assets -- -- -- (125)
Stock-based compensation
R&D 96 137 336 455
Sales & Marketing 252 402 1,186 1,455
G&A (1,107) 808 802 3,183
Tax adjustment 4 (215) (7) (645)
Net revenues 142,429 138,893 402,055 416,309
Cost of revenues 52,710 55,870 153,479 162,017
Gross Profit 89,719 83,023 248,576 254,292
Operating Expenses 66,403 67,389 202,927 207,064
Operating Income 23,316 15,634 45,649 47,228
Interest and other expense, net (455) (363) (1,163) (868)
Provision for income taxes, net 361 1,136 1,434 2,792
Net income 22,500 14,135 43,052 43,568
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.57 $ 0.36 $ 1.10 $ 1.12
Adjusted EBITDA
Non-GAAP Operating Income (from above) 23,316 15,634 45,649 47,228
Depreciation 3,968 4,302 12,294 13,451
Amortization of capitalized software development costs 28 49 127 228
Adjusted EBITDA 27,312 19,985 58,070 60,907
Free Cash Flow
GAAP net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 5,252 (4,472) (20,830) (10,028)
Capital Expenditures (5,269) (3,708) (11,660) (8,998)
Restructuring Payments 1,274 3,256 6,085 10,671
Restatement Payments 6,814 3,919 22,902 5,433
Free Cash Flow $ 8,071 $ (1,005) $ (3,503) $ (2,922)
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited - in thousands)
September 30, December 31,
2014 2013
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,476 $ 48,203
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $11,255 and $13,963 at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 56,011 56,770
Inventories 53,977 60,122
Deferred tax assets, net 497 522
Prepaid expenses 6,573 7,778
Other current assets 15,995 17,493
Total current assets 155,529 190,888
Property and equipment, net 34,414 35,186
Intangible assets, net 2,830 4,260
Long-term deferred tax assets, net 2,272 2,415
Other long-term assets 2,161 2,393
Total assets $ 197,206 $ 235,142
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 34,509 $ 33,990
Accrued compensation and benefits 26,701 30,342
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 31,649 41,273
Income taxes payable 6,032 6,875
Short-term debt 8,000 --
Deferred tax liabilities, net -- 14
Deferred revenues 221,830 211,403
Total current liabilities 328,721 323,897
Long-term deferred tax liabilities, net 536 565
Long-term deferred revenues 195,507 255,429
Other long-term liabilities 13,676 14,586
Total liabilities 538,440 594,477
Stockholders' deficit:
Common stock 423 423
Additional paid-in capital 1,044,096 1,043,384
Accumulated deficit (1,316,729) (1,336,526)
Treasury stock at cost (70,855) (72,543)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,831 5,927
Total stockholders' deficit (341,234) (359,335)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $ 197,206 $ 235,142
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited - in thousands)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2014 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 19,797 $ 20,024
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 13,721 16,970
(Recovery) expense from doubtful accounts (177) 140
Gain on sale of assets -- (125)
Stock-based compensation expense 2,718 5,716
Non-cash interest expense 220 220
Foreign currency transaction gains (494) (856)
(Benefit from) provision for deferred taxes (6) 6
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 931 12,255
Inventories 6,145 7,473
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 646 965
Accounts payable 585 (4,823)
Accrued expenses, compensation and benefits and other liabilities (14,842) (1,348)
Income taxes payable (603) (475)
Deferred revenues (49,471) (66,170)
Net cash used in operating activities (20,830) (10,028)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (11,660) (8,998)
Proceeds from divestiture of consumer business 1,500 --
Proceeds from sale of assets -- 125
Decrease (increase) in other long-term assets 51 (25)
Net cash used in investing activities (10,109) (8,898)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under employee stock plans 1 177
Common stock repurchases for tax withholdings for net settlement of equity awards (318) (263)
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities 20,500 --
Payments on revolving credit facilities (12,500) --
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 7,683 (86)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (2,471) (1,145)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (25,727) (20,157)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 48,203 70,390
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 22,476 $ 50,233

CONTACT: Media Contact Lisa Kilborn Avid 978.640.3230 lisa.kilborn@avid.com Investor Contact Tom Fitzsimmons Avid 978.640.3346 tom.fitzsimmons@avid.com

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