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| May 01, 2019

Digimarc Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

by May 01, 2019

Beaverton, Ore. — May 1, 2019 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), the inventor of the Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP™) featuring Digimarc Barcode, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $5.7 million compared to $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increase in revenue was due to higher service and Digimarc Barcode revenue partially offset by lower Digimarc Guardian revenue.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $12.2 million compared to $11.8 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to compensation adjustments for our employees.

Operating loss for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $8.7 million compared to $8.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. The increased operating loss was primarily due to higher operating expenses, partially offset by higher revenue.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $8.5 million or $(0.74) per diluted share compared to net loss of $8.1 million or $(0.72) per diluted share in the same quarter a year-ago.

At quarter-end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $37.5 million, compared to $43.7 million at December 31, 2018.

Conference Call
Digimarc will hold a conference call today (Wednesday, May 1, 2019) 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 in the investor section of the company's website. The conference call script will also be posted to the company’s website shortly before the call.

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: 96755403
If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios at 949-574-3860.

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) is a pioneer in the automatic identification of everyday objects such as product packaging and virtually any media, including print, images and audio. Based on the patented Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP™), Digimarc provides innovative and comprehensive automatic recognition technologies to simplify search, and transform information discovery through unparalleled reliability, efficiency and security. Digimarc has a global patent portfolio, which includes over 1,100 granted and pending patents. These innovations include state-of-the-art identification technology, Digimarc Barcode, as well as Digimarc Discover® software for barcode scanning, image recognition, and more. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with technologies deployed by major retailers and consumer brands, global banks, U.S. states, film companies and professional sports franchises, among others. Visit and follow us @digimarc to learn more about The Barcode of Everything®.

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 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, 2018 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

Matt Glover
Investor Relations for Digimarc





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