MADISON, Wis. – May 12, 2016 – Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced consolidated financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 31, 2016.
Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Highlights
- Billings grew 12% to $10.1 million, compared to $9.1 million in the second quarter of 2015
- Revenue of $9.6 million represented an increase of 19% over $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2015
- Gross margin increased to $7.3 million, or 76% of sales compared to $6.2 million, or 77% of sales for the second quarter of 2015
- Net loss of $711,000 or $(0.16) per share compared to a net loss of $1.4 million or $(0.31) per share in the second quarter of 2015
- Adjusted EBITDA of $461,000 compared to a loss of $301,000 in the second quarter of 2015, representing a positive swing of $762,000 year-over-year
- Unearned revenue from services and products increased $2.7 million, or 27% to $12.6 million as of the end of second quarter 2016, compared to $9.9 million for the same period last year
Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Review
Robust international billings accounted for 53 percent of Sonic Foundry’s consolidated product and services billings overall. Performance in those segments were positively impacted by distribution activity and the growth in licensing of software products in China. Also, strong demand in Japan was driven in part by corporate training initiatives in highly-regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and health. On the domestic side, billings were positively impacted by several new construction projects and refreshes in higher education, and the expansion of new and repeat conferences in our events business.
The company had $12.6 million in unearned revenue at March 31, 2016, of which $3.9 million is expected to be recorded as revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Additionally there was a single international transaction of $2.1 million which was billed in September 2015, but did not meet the criteria for revenue recognition as of March 31, 2016. The company expects to record this revenue in the third quarter or soon thereafter. The remaining unearned revenue is a result of increased billings for services, which are recognized as revenues over the life of the respective contract terms. Consolidated gross margin of 76%, one percentage point below the same period last year, was led by greater software sales and efficiencies in our events business. The company reported a net loss of $711,000 for the quarter and Adjusted EBITDA income of $461,000, which included continued year-over-year cost containment strategies in operating expenses and improved revenues year-over-year.
“We’re pleased with our results this quarter, including significant improvements to adjusted EBITDA and nearly every other measure of year-over-year operating performance. Our ability to execute consistently across key verticals and geographies was driven by continued demand for our best-of-breed video solutions, winning larger and more strategic deals in higher education, and the diversification of our product to reach new markets,” said Gary Weis, chief executive officer of Sonic Foundry.
“Going forward we will build on several key partnership initiatives which are already producing strong early results, including strategic reseller partnerships in Japan with companies such as Sony, IMS Health, Toshiba, Hitachi Cable Network and NTT, and the Riverbed technology alliance which is proving to offer great value to our enterprise customers,” Weis continued. “While we expect to see the typical seasonally-strong demand in the second-half of the fiscal year, our pipeline suggests a smoothing of demand between our fiscal third and fourth quarters. I remain confident our end-to-end video solution and commitment to innovation positions Sonic Foundry to continue the momentum of the first half of the year, and puts us on track to increase shareholder value.”
The company is reiterating the fiscal 2016 guidance of billings of between $42 and $45 million, adjusted EBITDA of between $3.5 and $4.5 million and bottom line results of between breakeven and $1.0 million.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement and enhance the reader’s understanding of our operating performance and our ability to satisfy lender requirements, we disclose adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (adjusted EBITDA), a non-GAAP measure of operating performance. Our adjusted EBITDA measure additionally includes stock compensation expense from the SEC definition of EBITDA. As such, our adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, and should not be viewed as an alternative to net income as a measurement of our operating performance. Our credit agreement contains a minimum EBITDA calculation based, in part, on adjusted EBITDA since this measure is representative of adjusted income available for debt and interest payments. A reconciliation of net loss to adjusted EBITDA for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are included in the release. The company is unable to provide a reconciliation of projected EBITDA to projected net income due to the unknown effect, timing and potential significance of certain income statement items.
Sonic Foundry will host a corporate webcast today, May 12th, for analysts and investors to discuss its fiscal 2016 second quarter results at 3:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. ET. It will use its patented rich media communications system, Mediasite, to webcast the presentation for both live and on-demand viewing. To access the presentation, register at www.sonicfoundry.com/earnings. Management will be taking questions live via the comment feature of the Mediasite player. An archive of the webcast will be available for 90 days.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Video Platform transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 3,800 customers in over 65 countries. Sonic Foundry is a leader in Aragon Research’s Globe for Enterprise Video and Forrester’s Enterprise Video Platforms and Webcasting Wave, Frost & Sullivan’s lecture capture leader for seven consecutive years and a challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management. Aragon also named it a Hot Vendor in Enterprise Video.
© 2016 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements about the products and services of Sonic Foundry within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about our products and services, our customer base, strategic investments, new partnerships, our future operating results and any statements we make about the company’s future. These types of statements address matters that are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking guidance we provide. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in context of the risk factors disclosed in our periodic forms 10Q, 10K and other filings with the SEC. These filings can be accessed on-line at www.sec.gov and other websites or can be obtained from the company’s investor relations department. All of the information and disclosures we make in this news release regarding our business, including any forward looking guidance, are as of the date given and we assume no obligation to update or change this information, regardless of subsequent events.
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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except for share data)
|March 31,||September 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 1,884||$ 1,976|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $100 and $150||10,751||12,659|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,107||927|
|Total current assets||15,845||17,947|
|Property and equipment:|
|Furniture and fixtures||1,031||837|
|Total property and equipment||8,114||7,593|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||5,635||4,785|
|Property and equipment, net||2,479||2,808|
|Customer relationships, net of amortization of $590 and $457||1,852||1,872|
|Software development costs, net of amortization of $518 and $429||15||104|
|Product rights, net of amortization of $226 and $164||446||508|
|Other intangibles, net of amortization of $226 and $190||86||112|
|Other long-term assets||547||599|
|Total assets||$ 32,294||$ 34,803|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Revolving line of credit||$ 1,358||$ 1,818|
|Current portion of capital lease and financing arrangements||268||211|
|Current portion of notes payable, net of discounts||1,579||1,299|
|Current portion of subordinated note payable||94||186|
|Total current liabilities||16,446||18,565|
|Long-term portion of unearned revenue||2,220||1,325|
|Long-term portion of capital lease and financing arrangements||257||196|
|Long-term portion of notes payable and warrant debt, net of discounts||1,645||2,080|
|Long-term portion of subordinated note payable||─||92|
|Derivative liability, at fair value||92||109|
|Deferred tax liability||4,450||4,322|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|5% preferred stock, Series B, voting, cumulative, convertible, $.01 par value (liquidation preference at par), authorized 1,000,000 shares, none issued||
|Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares; 4,413,499 and 4,376,456 shares issued and 4,400,783 and 4,363,740 shares outstanding, respectively||
|Additional paid-in capital||196,689||195,973|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(809)||(1,122)|
|Receivable for common stock issued||(26)||(26)|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 12,716 shares||(169)||(169)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||6,914||7,803|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$ 32,294||$ 34,803|
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
|Three Months Ended March 31,||Six Months Ended March 31,|
|Product||$ 4,112||$ 3,215||$ 7,903||$ 6,589|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Total cost of revenue||2,339||1,890||5,050||4,561|
|Selling and marketing||4,467||4,311||8,879||8,705|
|General and administrative||1,376||1,433||2,847||2,803|
|Total operating expenses||7,487||7,288||14,984||14,585|
|Loss from operations||(214)||(1,072)||(1,331)||(2,299)|
|Non-operating income (expenses):|
|Interest expense, net||(154)||(66)||(303)||(129)|
|Other income (expense), net||(61)||(4)||4||164|
|Total non-operating income (expenses)||(215)||(70)||(299)||35|
|Loss before incomes taxes||(429)||(1,142)||(1,630)||(2,264)|
|Provision for income taxes||(282)||(208)||(288)||(118)|
|Loss per common share:|
|-basic||$ (0.16)||$ (0.31)||$ (0.44)||$ (0.55)|
|-diluted||$ (0.16)||$ (0.31)||$ (0.44)||$ (0.55)|
|Weighted average common shares|
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|Three Months Ended March 31,||Six Months Ended March 31,|
|Net loss||$ (711)||$ (1,350)||$ (1,918)||$ (2,382)|
|Depreciation and amortization||549||553||1,085||1,114|
|Income tax expense||282||208||288||118|
|Stock-based compensation expense||187||222||521||538|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 461||$ (301)||$ 279||$ (483)|
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Six Months Ended March 31,|
|Net loss||$ (1,918)||$ (2,382)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Amortization of other intangibles||170||180|
|Amortization of software development costs||89||89|
|Amortization of product rights||62||62|
|Amortization of debt discount||41||–|
|Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment||801||783|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||(50)||30|
|Stock-based compensation expense related to stock options||521||538|
|Remeasurement gain on subordinated debt||(2)||(212)|
|Remeasurement gain on derivative liability||(33)||–|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(61)||(191)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||(1,002)||(868)|
|Other long-term liabilities||(43)||(43)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||1,041||(2,302)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(149)||(465)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(149)||(465)|
|Proceeds from notes payable||500||833|
|Proceeds from line of credit||5,445||5,027|
|Payments on notes payable||(862)||(2,417)|
|Payments on line of credit||(5,932)||(2,800)|
|Payment of debt issuance costs||(10)||(30)|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants||31||663|
|Proceeds from exercise of common stock options||–||8|
|Payments on capital lease and financing arrangements||(129)||(120)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||(957)||1,164|
|Changes in cash and cash equivalents due to changes in foreign currency||(27)||(131)|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(92)||(1,734)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||1,976||4,344|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 1,884||$ 2,610|
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is the global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by more than 4,900 educational institutions, corporations, health organizations and government entities in over 65 countries, its Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos. Learn more at www.mediasite.com and @mediasite.
© 2019 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.