SeaChange International Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results
Quarterly revenues of $52 million Software-driven margin strength drives quarterly profit of $0.11 per share Continued business strength expected for fourth quarter Mobix acquisition expands Media Services segment into wireless sector
ACTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SeaChange International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC), a leading provider of software and hardware solutions for video-on-demand (VOD) television, announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended October 31, 2008. Total revenues for the quarter were $51.8 million, which was $2.8 million or 6% higher than total revenues of $49.0 million for the third quarter of last year. Net income for the third quarter was $3.4 million or $0.11 per share, compared with net income of $3.3 million or $0.11 per share for the same period last year.
Total revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2009, ended October 31, 2008, were $147.9 million, which was $15.8 million or 12% higher than total revenues of $132.1 million, for the first nine months of fiscal 2008. Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2009 was $5.2 million, or $0.17 per share, compared with a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.31 per share, for the same period last year. The net loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2008 included $6.0 million or $0.20 per share of expenses in connection with cost reduction actions undertaken in the second quarter of last year.
The Company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2009 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $79.7 million and no debt compared with $78.1 million and no debt at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Net income and non-cash expenses of $6.8 million were offset by capital expenditures of $2.8 million during the third quarter along with $1.9 million of higher inventory.
Total revenues from the Company's Software segment in the third quarter of fiscal 2009 were $37.6 million, which was $8.4 million or 29% higher than Software segment revenues generated in last year's third quarter. The increase in Software segment revenues between years was attributable principally to software upgrade revenues from Comcast in connection with the execution during the quarter of a contract renewal with Comcast through 2009 for the purchase of the Company's VOD products and services. In addition, year-over-year Software segment revenue growth was driven by higher Advertising Insertion revenues from U.S. cable television customers resulting from a continued increase in high definition television channel requirements.
The Servers and Storage segment generated revenues of $10.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, which was $5.7 million lower than revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. However, revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2009 for the Servers and Storage business unit were $35.9 million, which was comparable to the $37.1 million of revenue for the first nine months of last year.
The Media Services operating segment revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 of $3.9 million was $0.1 million higher than comparable revenue from last year's third quarter. Increased content services revenue in Germany, combined with new contracts from customers in Greece and Turkey, were essentially offset by changes in foreign exchange rates between years. Included in Media Services revenue in this year's third quarter was a $0.5 million reduction in revenues due to the weakening of the British pound in this year's third quarter compared to the same quarter last year.
"We are delighted to report another quarter of solid financial results marked by strong performance from our Software business," said Bill Styslinger, President and CEO, SeaChange International. "The third quarter also included the renewal of our VOD master purchase agreement with Comcast through 2009, further cementing our relationship with the world's largest service provider of VOD."
Styslinger continued, "Margin strength derived from record revenues from our Software segment combined with continued diligent management of operating expenses drove improved sequential profitability and positive cash flow in the quarter. We continue to maintain a solid balance sheet with ample liquidity for future investments in the business."
Commenting on guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 Styslinger noted, "We continue to forecast fiscal 2009 revenue to be approximately 10% higher than fiscal 2008 revenue and that we will be profitable for the fourth quarter. Our confidence in our fourth quarter guidance stems from continued high levels of spending on VOD and Advertising Insertion software primarily from North American service providers and our continued focus on minimizing growth in our operating expenses."
Mobix Interactive Acquisition
The Company also announced today the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Mobix Interactive, Ltd., a U.K.-based company that provides software, content aggregation services and branded content for mobile phone operators. Mobix's current customers include U.K. network operators 02 (Telefonica Europe plc) and 3 (Hutchison Whampoa), as well as Vodacom of South Africa. In addition, it has working relationships with content providers Warner Music Group, Turner and MGM Universal.
Under terms of the acquisition, the Company paid GBP 3 million ($4.5 million) upon the closing of the transaction on Nov. 19, of which GBP 1 million ($1.5 million) was held in escrow subject to potential post closing adjustments. In addition to the upfront payment, the purchase price includes additional contingent consideration of up to GBP 8.3 million ($12.5 million) based on Mobix achieving certain financial and commercial measures over the next three years.
Commenting on the Mobix acquisition, Styslinger noted, "This acquisition strengthens our Media Services segment by broadening the On Demand Group's (ODG's) video content service offering to include mobile applications. Mobix not only provides proven solutions to a new set of customers for ODG, but also allows ODG to offer one branded service across multiple platforms for many of its existing customers."
The Company will discuss its financial results and business outlook in more detail today during its webcast conference call at 5:00 p.m. EST, which will be available live and archived at www.schange.com/IR/.
About SeaChange International
SeaChange International, Inc. is a world leader in digital video systems, spanning broadcast and broadband. Its powerful server and software systems enable television operators to provide new On Demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. With its Emmy-winning MediaCluster(R) technology, thousands of SeaChange systems are helping broadband, broadcast and satellite television companies to streamline operations, expand services and increase revenues. SeaChange is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts and has product development, support and sales offices throughout the world. Visit www.schange.com.
Safe Harbor Provision
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts, including without limitation statements concerning expected future performance, product introductions and general market conditions, may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: the continued growth, development and acceptance of the video-on-demand market; the loss of one of the Company's large customers; the cancellation or deferral of purchases of the Company's products; a decline in demand or average selling price for the Company's products; the Company's ability to manage its growth; the Company's ability to protect its intellectual property rights and the expenses that may be incurred by the Company to protect its intellectual property rights; an unfavorable result in any future litigation; content providers limiting the scope of content licensed for use in the video-on-demand market; the Company's ability to introduce new products or enhancements to existing products; the Company's dependence on certain sole source suppliers and third-party manufacturers; the Company's ability to compete in its marketplace; the Company's ability to respond to changing technologies; the risks associated with international sales; the performance of companies in which the Company has made equity investments, including Casa Systems and On Demand Deutschland GmBH & Co. KG; the ability of the Company to integrate businesses acquired by the Company; changes in the regulatory environment; the Company's ability to hire and retain highly skilled employees; our current ineligibility to use a registration statement on Form S-3; any weaknesses over internal controls over financial reporting; any additional tax liabilities that the Company may be subject to; and system errors, failures or disruptions.
Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly available documents made by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing at Item 1A under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on April 14, 2008. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak as of the date they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in Company expectations or events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
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SeaChange International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, except share data) October 31, 2008 January 31, 2008 Assets (unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 56,667 $ 63,359 Marketable securities 10,994 19,266 Accounts receivable, net 47,701 35,743 Inventories, net 17,472 14,315 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,589 2,656 Total current assets 136,423 135,339 Property and equipment, net 34,676 28,066 Marketable securities 11,990 5,272 Investments in affiliates 13,043 12,668 Intangible assets, net 5,188 6,809 Goodwill 26,326 29,471 Other assets 410 271 Total assets $ 228,056 $ 217,896 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 10,508 $ 9,636 Income taxes payable 1,857 1,625 Other accrued expenses 10,540 17,480 Customer deposits 5,901 1,259 Deferred revenues 25,691 19,103 Total current liabilities 54,497 49,103 Distribution and losses in excess of 1,756 1,458 investment Deferred tax liabilities and income taxes 2,041 1,933 payable Total liabilities 58,294 52,494 Stockholders' equity: Common stock, $0.01 par value; 31,446,094 and 29,904,311 shares outstanding at October 31, 2008 and January 314 299 31, 2008, respectively Additional paid-in capital 204,425 191,627 Accumulated deficit (23,550 ) (28,747 ) Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) gain (5,438 ) 2,223 Treasury stock, at cost; 873,381 and 39,784 shares at October 31, 2008 and January 31, 2008, (5,989 ) - respectively Total stockholders' equity 169,762 165,402 Total liabilities and stockholders' $ 228,056 $ 217,896 equity
SeaChange International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations - Unaudited (in thousands, except share data) Three months ended Nine months ended October 31, October 31, October 31, 2008 October 31, 2007 2008 2007 Revenues $ 51,795 $ 49,024 $ 147,884 $ 132,062 Cost of 23,652 24,746 72,339 74,822 revenues Gross profit 28,143 24,278 75,545 57,240 Operating expenses: Research and 10,488 10,662 32,011 32,473 development Selling and 6,831 5,505 20,519 17,185 marketing General and 5,464 4,240 15,549 14,737 administrative Amortization 393 806 1,186 2,405 of intangibles 23,176 21,213 69,265 66,800 Income (loss) 4,967 3,065 6,280 (9,560 ) from operations Interest and other income 45 440 1,592 1,411 (expense), net Income (loss) before income taxes and 5,012 3,505 7,872 (8,149 ) equity income in earnings of affiliates Income tax (1,466 ) (493 ) (2,099 ) (1,851 ) provision Equity (loss) income in earnings of (179 ) 293 (576 ) 872 affiliates, net of tax Net income $ 3,367 $ 3,305 $ 5,197 $ (9,128 ) (loss) Basic income (loss) per $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ (0.31 ) share Diluted income (loss) per $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ (0.31 ) share Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 30,514 29,577 30,729 29,503 Diluted 31,143 29,680 31,196 29,503
SeaChange International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Operating Segments - Unaudited (in thousands) Three months ended Nine months ended October 31, October 31, October 31, 2008 October 31, 2007 2008 2007 Software Revenue: Products $ 22,857 $ 17,385 $ 60,916 $ 49,943 Services 14,707 11,774 39,291 32,416 Total revenue 37,564 29,159 100,207 82,359 Gross profit 23,158 16,207 57,830 40,692 Operating expenses: Research and 8,098 8,132 24,953 23,023 development Selling and 4,154 3,162 12,396 9,876 marketing Amortization 364 537 1,092 1,610 of intangibles 12,616 11,831 38,441 34,509 Income from $ 10,542 $ 4,376 $ 19,389 $ 6,183 operations Servers and Storage Revenue: Products $ 6,834 $ 12,610 $ 25,255 $ 27,568 Services 3,546 3,488 10,663 9,517 Total revenue 10,380 16,098 35,918 37,085 Gross profit 4,448 7,779 16,028 14,551 Operating expenses: Research and 2,390 2,530 7,058 9,450 development Selling and 2,659 2,316 8,074 7,216 marketing 5,049 4,846 15,132 16,666 (Loss) income $ (601 ) $ 2,933 $ 896 $ (2,115 ) from operations Media Services Service revenue $ 3,851 $ 3,767 $ 11,759 $ 12,618 Gross profit 537 292 1,687 1,997 Operating expenses: Selling and 18 27 49 93 marketing General and 839 468 2,450 2,035 administrative Amortization 29 269 94 795 of intangibles 886 764 2,593 2,923 Loss from $ (349 ) $ (472 ) $ (906 ) $ (926 ) operations Unallocated Corporate Operating expenses: General and $ 4,625 $ 3,772 $ 13,099 $ 12,702 administrative Total unallocated $ 4,625 $ 3,772 $ 13,099 $ 12,702 corporate expenses Consolidated income (loss) $ 4,967 $ 3,065 $ 6,280 $ (9,560 ) from operations
Source: SeaChange International, Inc.
Released November 25, 2008