Beaverton, Ore. – October 28, 2020 – Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), creator of the Digimarc Platform for digital identification and detection, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Third quarter 2020 financial results
Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was $5.8 million, even with the third quarter of 2019. Service revenue increased six percent, reflecting growth in services to Government customers. Subscription revenue decreased ten percent, reflecting the impact of a renegotiated contract with a Retail supplier partner in the first quarter of 2020.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2020 increased two percent to $12.2 million compared to $11.9 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increased costs resulted from $0.8 million of non-recurring severance costs related to our restructuring plan implemented in July 2020, partially offset by lower travel, consulting and other costs. Excluding the severance costs, operating expenses would have been down five percent.
Operating loss for the third quarter of 2020 increased four percent to $8.4 million compared to $8.0 million in the third quarter of 2019, due to the non-recurring severance costs noted above.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 increased eight percent to $8.4 million or $(0.68) per diluted share compared to a net loss of $7.8 million or $(0.65) per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago. The non-recurring severance costs of $0.8 million incurred during the third quarter of 2020 accounted for $(0.07) per diluted share of the net loss.
TCM|Strategic Partners entered into an agreement in September to invest $53.5 million in Digimarc. $36.5 million of cash proceeds were received prior to quarter end from the issuance and sale of common stock pursuant to the investment. At quarter-end, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $62.7 million compared to $36.8 million at December 31, 2019. The remaining $17.0 million of cash proceeds was received on October 1, 2020, when the convertible preferred stock was issued. For more details regarding the investment, see https://www.digimarc.com/about/news-events/press-releases/2020/09/29/tcm-strategic-partners-invests-$53.5-million-in-digimarc
Digimarc will hold a conference call today (Wednesday, October 28, 2020) to discuss these results and provide an update on market conditions and execution of strategy. Chairman and CEO Bruce Davis, CFO Charles Beck and EVP Bob Chamness 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 call in via telephone, please dial the number below at least five minutes before the scheduled start time:
Toll-Free Number: 866-562-9934
International Number: 706-679-0638
Conference ID: 4997586
If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Digimarc investor relations at +1 503-469-4762.
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Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) is a pioneer in the automatic identification of media, including packaging, other commercial print, digital images, audio and video. The Digimarc Platform provides innovative and comprehensive automatic identification software and services to simplify search and transform information discovery through unparalleled reliability, efficiency and security. The Digimarc Platform enables applications that benefit retailers and consumer brands, national and state government agencies, media and entertainment industries, and others. Digimarc is based in Beaverton, Oregon, with a growing supplier network around the world. Visit digimarc.com and follow us @digimarc to learn more about The Barcode of Everything®.
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