MADISON, Wis. — August 13, 2015 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced consolidated financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 30, 2015.
Third Quarter Highlights
- Billings of $11.1 million compared to $11.7 million in the third quarter 2014. While billings in Japan increased over the third quarter 2014 by $400 thousand, the improvement in Japan was offset by $1 million fewer billings in other areas compared to the third quarter 2014, when billings included large transactions with University of Leeds and New York University.
- Revenues of $10.6 million compared to $11.3 million in the third quarter 2014; including recognition of $550 thousand in revenue from an international transaction shipped in the second quarter 2015. Similarly, in the third quarter 2014, the company recognized $1.4 million from a transaction shipped in the previous quarter.
- Gross margin of $7.1 million or 67% compared to $7.8 million or 69% for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.
- Net loss of $921 thousand or $(0.21) per basic share compared to a net income of $33 thousand or $0.01 per basic share in the third quarter 2014.
- Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(129) thousand compared to adjusted EBITDA income of $597 thousand in the third quarter 2014.
- Cash of $2.6 million at June 30, 2015 compared to $4.3 million at September 30, 2014.
- Unearned revenue from services and products of $10.5 million as of the end of the third quarter 2015, compared to $9.3 million as the end of the third quarter 2014. The company expects to realize $3.3 million of that in the fourth quarter 2015. Increased billings for support contracts, driven by the increased number of recorders sold year over year, led to an increase of $600 thousand in unearned revenue during the quarter. Services revenue, which includes Mediasite customer support contracts, training, installation, rental, event and content hosting services, is recognized over the life of the contract.
The gross margin decrease in the third quarter of 2014 and 2015 was driven by recognizing higher-volume, lower-margin transactions, and increased operating expenses due to participation in our biggest tradeshow season and other marketing activities. We expect full-year fiscal 2015 gross margins to be comparable with fiscal 2014 gross margins of 71.6%, based on demand for our full-range of recording systems, and reduced procurement costs for recorders in the fourth quarter 2015.
International product and service billings accounted for 37 percent of Sonic Foundry’s consolidated billings in the third quarter 2015, compared to 36 percent in the third quarter 2014. International billings have remained high primarily as a result of demand generation and customer wins in the Middle East, and focused sales efforts in our locations in Europe and Japan.
In the third quarter 2015, 77 percent of billings were to existing customers, compared to 72 percent during the third quarter 2014, with 25 percent to corporate customers and 66 percent to education customers.
“Third quarter results were in line with our expectations. We are reaffirming our full year guidance and anticipate a very strong fourth quarter which we expect to include shipment of several large deals, an improvement in our business in Japan, and increased activity in many of our higher education accounts,” said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry. “Higher education customers continue to grow their use of our products and services, from the most complex and aggressive large scale implementations to schools within universities that simply want to experiment with lecture capture on a limited budget, and we continue to launch innovative offers which support and drive that growth. During the fourth quarter we will also begin to launch initiatives focused on the needs of our corporate customers led by Mediasite Join, which enables all videoconferencing users to capture their conferences in rich media format. We believe we have the right mix of talent and innovation in place to drive long-term customer and shareholder value.”
The company is reaffirming fiscal 2015 guidance of billings of between $41 and $42 million, adjusted EBITDA of between $1.5 and $2.5 million and a net loss of between $1 and $2 million.
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 excludes 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 debt service coverage ratio 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 June 30, 2015 and 2014 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 for analysts and investors to discuss its fiscal 2015 third 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. An archive of the webcast will be available for 90 days.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted leader for video capture, management and webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform transforms communications, training, education and events for over 3,000 customers in over 60 countries. The company empowers organizations to reach everyone through the power of video; accelerating knowledge-sharing, preserving valuable content, building stronger teams and getting results.
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|Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except for share data)
|June 30, 2015||September 30, 2014|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 2,561||$ 4,344|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $120 and $150||9,845||8,449|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,471||1,544|
|Total current assets||15,595||16,058|
|Property and equipment:|
|Furniture and fixtures||741||720|
|Total property and equipment||7,920||7,071|
|Less accumulated depreciation||4,869||3,675|
|Property and equipment, net||3,051||3,396|
|Customer relationships, net of amortization of $391 and $191||1,887||2,471|
|Software development costs, net of amortization of $385 and $252||148||281|
|Product rights, net of amortization of $134 and $41||539||631|
|Other intangibles, net of amortization of $172 and $162||130||37|
|Other long-term assets||498||564|
|Total assets||$ 32,630||$ 34,623|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Revolving line of credit||$ 1,250||$ ─|
|Current portion of capital lease obligation||232||196|
|Current portion of notes payable and warrant debt, net of discounts||1,230||974|
|Current portion of subordinated notes payable||138||2,096|
|Total current liabilities||15,359||16,040|
|Long-term portion of unearned revenue||1,252||929|
|Long-term portion of capital lease obligations||240||173|
|Long-term portion of notes payable and warrant debt, net of discounts||2,364||1,139|
|Long-term portion of subordinated notes payable||137||314|
|Derivative liability, estimated at fair value||58||─|
|Deferred tax liability||4,281||4,312|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value, authorized 500,000 shares; none issued||
|5% preferred stock, Series B, voting, cumulative, convertible, $.01 par value (liquidation preference at par), authorized 1,000,000 shares, none issued||
|Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares; 4,368,169 and 4,276,470 shares issued and 4,355,453 and 4,263,754 shares outstanding||
|Additional paid-in capital||195,708||194,260|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(1,274)||(421)|
|Receivable for common stock issued||(26)||(26)|
|Treasury stock, at cost, 12,716 shares||(169)||(169)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||8,608||11,315|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$ 32,630||$ 34,623|
| Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30,
Nine Months Ended June 30,
|Product||$ 5,441||$ 6,016||$ 12,030||$ 12,883|
|Cost of revenue:|
|Total cost of revenue||3,468||3,478||8,029||7,667|
|Selling and marketing||4,798||4,719||13,503||12,165|
|General and administrative||1,530||1,670||4,333||4,248|
|Total operating expenses||7,973||7,866||22,558||21,409|
|Loss from operations||(885)||(77)||(3,184)||(1,725)|
|Non-operating income (expenses):|
|Gain on investment in Mediasite KK||–||–||–||1,391|
|Equity in earnings of investment in Mediasite KK||–||–||–||38|
|Interest expense, net||(100)||(79)||(229)||(170)|
|Other income (expense), net||(21)||20||143||10|
|Loss before incomes taxes||(1,006)||(136)||(3,270)||(456)|
|Benefit (provision) for income taxes||85||169||(33)||(1,072)|
|Net income (loss)||$ (921)||$ 33||$ (3,303)||$ (1,528)|
|Net income (loss) per common share:|
|– basic||$ (0.21)||$ 0.01||$ (0.76)||$ (0.36)|
|– diluted||$ (0.21)||$ 0.01||$ (0.76)||$ (0.36)|
Sonic Foundry, Inc.
|Three months ended June 30,|
|Net income (loss)||$ (921)||$ 33|
|Depreciation and amortization||570||450|
|Income tax expense||(85)||(169)|
|Stock-based compensation expense||207||204|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ (129)||$ 597|
|Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Nine months ended June 30,|
|Net loss||$ (3,303)||$ (1,528)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Gain and equity in earnings on investment in Mediasite KK||–||(1,429)|
|Amortization of other intangibles||259||150|
|Amortization of software development costs||133||133|
|Amortization of product rights||92||10|
|Amortization of debt discount||9||─|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||1,199||919|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||27||30|
|Stock based compensation expense related to stock options||745||679|
|Remeasurement gain on subordinated debt||(205)||–|
|Remeasurement gain on derivative liability||(62)||–|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||54||(330)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||(333)||92|
|Other long-term liabilities||(65)||(66)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(2,363)||(1,353)|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(611)||(562)|
|Cash received in Mediasite KK acquisition, net of cash paid||–||1,281|
|Cash paid for MediaMission acquisition, net of cash acquired||–||(119)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities||(611)||600|
|Proceeds from notes payable||2,336||1,974|
|Proceeds from line of credit||6,927||–|
|Payments on notes payable||(2,661)||(923)|
|Payments on line of credit||(5,677)||–|
|Payment of debt issuance costs||(122)||(49)|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrants||663||32|
|Proceeds from exercise of common stock options||41||243|
|Payments on capital lease obligations||(187)||(179)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||1,320||1,098|
|Changes in cash and cash equivalents due to changes in foreign currency||(129)||106|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||(1,783)||451|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||4,344||3,482|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 2,561||$ 3,933|