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| May 12, 2022

Digimarc Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

by May 12, 2022

Beaverton, Ore. – May 12, 2022 – Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue for the first quarter of 2022 increased 11% to $7.4 million compared to $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2021. The increase in revenue includes $1.5 million of revenue from the EVRYTHNG acquisition, which closed on January 3, 2022. Subscription revenue increased 30% from $2.9 million to $3.8 million, with EVRYTHNG contributing $1.2 million. Excluding the impact of EVRYTHNG, subscription revenue was lower by $0.3 million due to $0.5 million of upfront revenue recognition on a two-year contract in the first quarter of 2021, partially offset by the impact of new customer contracts. Service revenue decreased 4% from $3.8 million to $3.6 million, with EVRYTHNG contributing $0.3 million. Excluding the impact of EVRYTHNG, service revenue was lower by $0.5 million reflecting the timing of program work with the Central Banks, which accounted for $0.3 million of the decrease, and less revenue from professional services work.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 decreased 23% to $3.3 million compared to $4.3 million in the first quarter of 2021. The decrease in gross profit reflects $1.2 million of amortization expense recognized in the first quarter of 2022 on intangible assets acquired in the acquisition of EVRYTHNG.

Non-GAAP gross profit for the first quarter of 2022 increased 5% to $4.9 million compared to $4.7 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2022 increased $8.8 million to $21.4 million compared to $12.6 million in the first quarter of 2021. The increase reflects EVRYTHNG operating expenses of $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2022. The remaining increase of $4.2 million largely reflects higher compensation costs of $1.2 million due to higher headcount and annual compensation adjustments, higher legal, accounting and tax costs of $0.7 million related to the EVRYTHNG acquisition and financing activities, a $0.6 million non-cash impairment charge in the first quarter of 2022 to write-down our lease right of use assets and leasehold improvements, higher consulting costs of $0.5 million for acquisition integration and other corporate initiatives and higher travel and conference costs of $0.5 million.

Non-GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter of 2022 increased $6.8 million to $17.0 million compared to $10.2 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2022 was $17.8 million or $(1.03) loss per common share compared to $8.2 million or $(0.50) loss per common share in the first quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2022 was $11.9 million or $(0.69) loss per common share compared to $5.6 million or $(0.34) loss per common share in the first quarter of 2021.

At March 31, 2022, cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities totaled $24.9 million compared to $41.6 million at December 31, 2021. The $16.7 million decrease included $4.0 million of cash used to pay closing costs on behalf of EVRYTHNG and another $3.0 million to pay outstanding payables owed by EVRYTHNG at the time of closing, net of the $0.5 million of cash acquired from EVRYTHNG. This compares to a $7.1 million use of cash and investments in the first quarter of 2021.

On April 7, 2022, Digimarc issued 2.25 million shares of its common stock at a price of $25.90 per share in a registered direct offering resulting in gross cash proceeds to the company of $58.3 million.

Conference call
Digimarc will hold a conference call today (Thursday, May 12, 2022) to discuss these results and provide an update on market conditions and execution of strategy. CEO Riley McCormack, CFO Charles Beck and CLO Robert 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 to ask a question, 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: 1175210

If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Lara Burhenn.

Company contact:
Lara Burhenn
Director, Corporate Communications
Lara.Burhenn@digimarc.com
+1 503-469-4704

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