Beaverton, Ore. — April 27, 2015 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 totaled $6.0 million compared to $7.2 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The decrease was due to lower license revenue, reflecting the end of the quarterly license fee payments from The Nielsen Company in the first quarter of 2014 and the end of the quarterly royalty payments from Verance Corporation in the fourth quarter of 2014. The decline in license revenue was partially offset by higher service and subscription revenue.
Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2015 decreased 8% to $7.7 million from $8.4 million the same quarter a year-ago. The decrease was due to lower investment in research and development, partially offset by higher investment in sales and marketing as the company continues its transition from research and product development to market development and delivery of Digimarc Discover and Barcode. Legal and third-party consulting costs were also lower during the first quarter of 2015.
Operating loss for the first quarter of 2015 totaled $4.2 million compared to an operating loss of $3.3 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The higher operating loss is largely due to lower license revenue, partially offset by lower operating expenses.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2015 totaled $4.2 million or $(0.52) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million or $(0.29) per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014.
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $37.1 million at March 31, 2015, compared to $39.1 million at December 31, 2014.
Digimarc will hold a conference call later today (Monday, April 27, 2015) to discuss these results, as well as 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 conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay via the investor section of the company'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: 27179681
If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at +1 949 574 3860.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of consumer engagement, media management, and security solutions that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. Digimarc's digital IDs are imperceptible to humans and enable computers, networks and devices like mobile phones to better "see, hear and understand" brand impressions and other objects of interest. 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 and the latest news, visit www.digimarc.com or follow us on Twitter @DigimarcCorp.
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 service and subscription revenue, decreased investment in research and development, increased investments in market development and delivery 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, 2014 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.
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