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| Feb 22, 2017

Digimarc Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

by Geoff Karr | Feb 22, 2017

Beaverton, Ore. — February 22, 2017 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $5.2 million compared to $5.0 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The increase was primarily due to higher service revenue.

Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $9.0 million compared to $8.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily due to higher investments in sales, marketing and engineering as the company continues to address important opportunities in market development and delivery for Digimarc Discover and Digimarc Barcode.

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $5.9 million compared to an operating loss of $5.3 million in the same quarter a year ago. The higher operating loss was primarily due to higher operating expenses.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $5.8 million or $(0.57) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $5.3 million or $(0.62) per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2015.

At quarter-end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $60.5 million, compared to $66.3 million at September 30, 2016.

Full Year 2016 Financial Results

Revenue for the full year 2016 totaled $21.8 million compared to $22.2 million in 2015. The decrease was primarily the result of lower subscription revenue.

Operating expenses for the full year 2016 totaled $35.2 million compared to $31.2 million in 2015. The increase was primarily due to higher investments in sales, marketing and engineering as the company continues to address important opportunities in market development and delivery for Digimarc Discover and Digimarc Barcode.

Operating loss for the full year 2016 totaled $21.9 million compared to an operating loss of $18.0 million a year ago. The higher operating loss was primarily due to higher operating expenses.

Net loss for the full year 2016 totaled $21.7 million or $(2.36) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $17.9 million or $(2.19) per diluted share in 2015.

Conference Call
Digimarc will hold a conference call later today (Wednesday, February 22, 2017) 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: 8340848
If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860.

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the inventor of Digimarc Discover® software and the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. Digimarc Discover software 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 market opportunities for Digimarc Discover and Digimarc Barcode, 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