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| Oct 30, 2019

Digimarc Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

by Josh Soldan | Oct 30, 2019

Beaverton, Ore. — October 30, 2019 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), creator of the Digimarc Platform for digital identification and detection, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2019 increased 19 percent to $5.8 million, compared to $4.9 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in revenue was due to higher subscription and service revenue.

Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2019 increased three percent to $11.9 million, compared to $11.6 million in the same quarter a year-ago. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to routine annual compensation adjustments for employees.

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2019 decreased seven percent to $8.0 million, compared to $8.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. The lower operating loss was primarily due to higher revenue, partially offset by higher operating expenses.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2019 decreased seven percent to $7.8 million or $(0.65) per diluted share compared to net loss of $8.3 million or $(0.73) per diluted share in the same quarter a year-ago.

At quarter-end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $42.8 million, compared to $50.0 million at June 30, 2019.

Conference Call

Digimarc will hold a conference call today (Wednesday, October 30, 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 here and 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: 96755405

If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations 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. The Digimarc Platform 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, as layers of its ground-breaking Platform. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon. The Digimarc Platform enables applications that benefit retailers and consumer brands, national and state government agencies, media and entertainment industries, and others. Visit digimarc.com 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
503-469-4721
Charles.Beck@digimarc.com

Matt Glover
Gateway Investor Relations
Investor Relations for Digimarc
949-574-3860
DMRC@gatewayir.com