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| Feb 20, 2014

Digimarc Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

by Sitefinity Administrator | Feb 20, 2014

Beaverton, Ore. — February 20, 2014 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Fourth Quarter 2013 Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $6.8 million compared to $9.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. 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 subscription revenue from a full quarter of Attributor’s sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 and higher service revenue from the Central Banks.

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $3.4 million compared to operating income of $1.9 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The operating results for the fourth quarter of 2013 reflect lower revenue and higher operating costs due to increased investments in the company’s product development and sales growth initiatives, as well as the impact of a full quarter of Attributor’s operating costs in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $1.3 million or $0.19 per diluted share compared to net income of $1.1 million or $0.14 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decrease was due to lower operating income partially offset by a benefit for income taxes in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Full Year 2013 Results

Revenue in 2013 totaled $35.0 million compared to $44.4 million in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to the $8.0 million past due royalties payment received from Verance Corporation in the first quarter of 2012 and the end of the scheduled minimum quarterly license fee payments from IV in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue from IV for these license fees was $12.6 million in 2012 versus $6.8 million in 2013. The comparative decline was partially offset by increased subscription revenue from a full year of Attributor’s sales in 2013 and higher service revenue from the Central Banks.

Operating loss in 2013 totaled $2.4 million compared to operating income of $14.6 million in 2012. The decrease reflects lower revenue and higher operating costs due to increased investments in the company’s product development and sales growth initiatives, as well as the impact of a full year of Attributor’s operating costs in 2013.

Net loss in 2013 totaled $0.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share compared to net income of $8.3 million or $1.12 per diluted share in 2012. The decrease was due to lower operating income partially offset by a benefit for income taxes in 2013.

At December 31, 2013, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $35.0 million compared to $39.1 million at December 31, 2012.

Conference Call

Digimarc will hold a conference call later today (Thursday, February 20, 2014) to discuss these results. Management will also provide an update on market conditions, plans for 2014, 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 February 27, 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:

  • Number: +1 866 562 9934
  • Conference ID: 14645381

If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at +1 949 574 3860.

About Digimarc

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.

Forward-looking Statements

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 increases in subscription revenue, 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.

Company Contacts

Charles Beck
Chief Financial Officer
+1 503 469 4721
charles.beck@digimarc.com

Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
Investor Relations for Digimarc
+1 949 574 3860
info@liolios.com