Beaverton, Ore. — July 31, 2009 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenues for the second quarter were $4.3 million, 15% lower than revenues of $5.1 million in the comparable period of 2008. The lower revenues primarily reflect: the impact of variations in scheduled payments in certain of the Company’s long term contracts; a continued deferral of awards of previously announced appropriations for federal defense projects; and to a lesser extent, lower royalties from some patent and technology licenses.
Second quarter net loss of $(0.7) million, or $(0.09) per fully diluted share, included a full quarter of operating expenses as a stand-alone public company. This compares to predecessor's net income of $0.7 million, or pro-forma $0.09 per fully diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008, where operating expenses benefited from proportional allocations of various shared-services common costs of Old Digimarc.
Cash flow from operations for the second quarter totaled $(0.5) million, compared to $0.3 million for the comparable period of 2008.
The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter of $(0.1) million, or (1)% of revenues, compared to $1.0 million, or 20% of revenues in the comparable three-month period of 2008. Digimarc calculates Adjusted EBITDA by adjusting net income (loss) for the effects of interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and non-cash expenditures for stock compensation. The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss), the most comparable GAAP measure, is included at the end of this release.
Digimarc reported backlog at quarter end of approximately $50 million. The Company also reported that its cash, cash equivalents and short and long-term marketable securities decreased slightly from last quarter, at approximately $45 million on June 30, 2009.
During the quarter, the Company announced an expansion of its relationship with The Nielsen Company, including formation of two joint ventures.
Digimarc will hold its fourth quarter earnings conference call on July 31st at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The call will be open to the general public and the media, and will be broadcast live by webcast at www.digimarc.com and www.earnings.com. The webcast may be accessed at the Company's website, www.digimarc.com, by clicking on the "Q2 2009 Digimarc Earnings Conference Call" webcast link on the "Events and Webcasts" page within the "Investors" section. This webcast will be available for later listening at both sites for two weeks following the live call. Thereafter, the webcast will be archived and available at www.digimarc.com/investors/events.asp.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and technology provider, enabling businesses and governments worldwide to enrich everyday living by giving persistent digital identities to all forms of media and many other objects. The Company’s technology enables a wide range of solutions for deterring fraud, counterfeiting and piracy, enhancing national security, and enabling new digital media distribution and monetization models that provide consumers with more choice and access to content when, where and how they want it. Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with more than 525 U.S. and foreign patents, and more than 410 patents pending in digital watermarking, media identification and management, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. Please go to www.digimarc.com for more company information.
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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 about delays on federal defense contracts and other statements identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "illustrate," "example" 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 is set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 in Part I, Item 1A thereof ("Risk Factors"), Part II, Item 7 thereof ("Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations") under the captions "Liquidity and Capital Resources" and "Forward Looking Statements" and in Part II, Item 9A(T) thereof ("Controls and Procedures"), 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.
Explanation of Financial Information Presented
The financial information presented for the three- and six-months ended June 30, 2008 is presented on the basis of "carve-out" financial information from Old Digimarc's digital watermarking business, or predecessor. It is important to note that the financial information in the carve-out financial statements does not include all of the expenses that would have been incurred had the predecessor been a separate, stand alone public entity. As such, the predecessor financial information does not reflect the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of Digimarc's current business, had the predecessor operated as a separate, stand alone public entity during the periods presented in the carve-out financial statements. Additionally, the carve-out financial statements include proportional allocations of various shared services common costs of Old Digimarc because specific identification of these expenses was not practicable. It is expected that the initial operating costs of Digimarc on a stand alone basis will be higher than those allocated to the predecessor operations under the shared services methodology applied in the carve-out financial statements.