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| Apr 27, 2016

Digimarc Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

by Geoff Karr | Apr 27, 2016

Beaverton, Ore. — April 27, 2016 — Digimarc Corp. (NASDAQ: DMRC), the inventor of the Digimarc Discover® platform featuring the Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $5.6 million compared to $6.0 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The decrease was primarily due to lower service and subscription revenue, partially offset by higher license revenue.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $8.9 million compared to $7.7 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The increase was due to higher investment in sales and marketing related to market development and delivery for Digimarc Discover and Digimarc Barcode.

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $5.5 million compared to an operating loss of $4.2 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The higher operating loss was primarily due to higher operating expenses in sales and marketing.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $5.4 million or $(0.64) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.2 million or $(0.52) per diluted share in the first quarter of 2015.

At quarter-end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $35.9 million, compared to $39.2 million at December 31, 2015.

Conference Call
Digimarc will hold a conference call later today (Wednesday, April 27, 2016) 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 here.

For those who wish to listen to the call via telephone, please dial the number below at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time:

Toll-Free Number: 866-562-9934
International Number: 706-679-0638
Conference ID: 27179685

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

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corp. (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the inventor of the Digimarc Discover® platform featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. The platform enables industrial scanners, smartphones, tablets and other computer interfaces to reliably, efficiently and economically identify traditional barcoded items, along with many other media objects. Digimarc Barcodes are imperceptible to people and do all that visible barcodes do, but perform better. They can be applied to virtually all forms of media. These remarkable capabilities have allowed Digimarc and its business partners to supply a wide range of patented consumer engagement, media management and security solutions across multiple consumer and government industry sectors. Digimarc owns an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media object discovery, and intuitive computing more generally. For more information and the latest news, please visit www.digimarc.com and follow on Twitter at @Digimarc.

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 lower service and subscription revenue, higher license revenue, and higher investment in sales and marketing, 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 are set forth in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 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
503-469-4721
Charles.Beck@digimarc.com

Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
Investor Relations for Digimarc
949-574-3860
DMRC@liolios.com