Sonic Foundry Reports Record Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results

July 27, 2011 • Category: Press Release

MADISON, Wis. - July 27, 2011 - Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended June 30, 2011.

 

GAAP results include: 

  • Revenues of $7.1 million, up 26 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Product and other revenue of $4.0 million, an increase of 28 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Services revenue of $3.1 million, an increase of 23 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
    • Support and maintenance revenues of $1.8 million, an increase of 14 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
    • Event services and hosting revenues of $1.3 million, an increase of 38 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Unearned revenue balance of $5.7 million, an increase of 10 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • GAAP net income of $212 thousand or $0.06 per basic share, compared to net income of $203 thousand or $0.06 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2010

Non-GAAP results include:

  • Billings of $7.5 million, an increase of 26 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Product and other billings of $4.0 million, an increase of 28 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Services billings of $3.5 million, an increase of 24 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
    • Support and maintenance billings of $2.2 million, an increase of 12 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
    • Event services and hosting billings of $1.4 million, an increase of 47 percent over the third quarter of fiscal 2010
  • Non-GAAP net income of $1.05 million or $0.28 per basic share compared to net income of $853 thousand or $0.24 per basic share in the third quarter of fiscal 2010

Non-GAAP net income primarily excludes all non-cash related expenses of stock compensation, depreciation, amortization, provision for income taxes and includes the cash impact of billings not recognized as revenue. Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

Year-to-date 2011 revenues are up 23 percent from YTD-2010. Revenues for the first nine months of 2011 totaled $18.5 million compared to $15.0 million in the first nine months of 2010.

As previously reported, cash used in operating activities continues to improve. Cash used in operating activities was $(27) thousand in YTD-2011 compared to cash used in operating activities in YTD-2010 of $(456) thousand, an improvement of $429 thousand.  Cash used in YTD-2011 improved primarily by a $411 thousand increase in net income, from a net loss of $(248) thousand, or $(0.07) per basic and diluted share, in YTD-2010 to net income of $163 thousand in YTD-2011, or $0.06 per basic share.

International product billings accounted for 20 percent of overall billings, compared to 19 percent in Q3-2010. Total event services and hosting revenues for the quarter were $1.3 million compared to $951 thousand in Q3-2010.

Of the unearned revenue balance, the company expects to realize $2.2 million in the quarter ending September 30, 2011. Revenue from service contracts is recognized over the life of the contract. Services revenue includes Mediasite customer support contracts as well as training, installation, rental, event and content hosting services. Sonic Foundry Event Services customers are typically corporate meeting planners, communication executives or training directors planning either large, multi-room, multi-day events or high-profile live events such as press conferences or product launches. 

Third quarter fiscal 2011 total gross margin was 70 percent, compared to 74 percent in Q3-2010. Gross margin continues to be affected by an increase in direct and outsourced event labor costs with lower markups for services which the company does not provide, such as closed captioning. Gross margin was also impacted by a greater volume of discounted upgrade units for customers whose product had reached the end of hardware warranty eligibility and by an increase in high definition material cost. These effects were partially offset by a lesser number of higher quantity transactions with corresponding discount pricing this year than in the prior year.

In the third quarter fiscal 2011 and 2010, 66 percent of billings were to preexisting customers. Billings to education customers totaled 65 percent and corporate billings totaled 28 percent of the total billings for the quarter.

"The fiscal third quarter is historically our strongest, and we once again experienced unprecedented interest in Mediasite for lecture capture in our key vertical of higher education. Student demand for online learning options is rising, and as that demand intensifies, our existing clients bring Mediasite into new classrooms and new departments across their campus," said Gary Weis, chief executive officer of Sonic Foundry. "Our customers continue to invest in network infrastructure to support streaming initiatives which deliver content to their users on a wide variety of mobile and desktop devices.  Others in corporate, health, government and education find Mediasite to be an attractive option because of our unique ability to offer both on-premises and hosted webcasting solutions, as well as turnkey webcasting services."

Sonic Foundry will host a corporate webcast today for analysts and investors to discuss its fiscal 2011 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.

EXPLANATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

To supplement our financial results presented on a GAAP basis, we use a measure of non-GAAP net income or loss in our financial presentation, which excludes certain non-cash costs and includes certain cash billings not recognized as revenue for GAAP purposes. Our non-GAAP financial measure is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items:

  • Billings not recorded as revenue: We have included the cash effect of billings not recorded as revenue, which are deferred for GAAP purposes, in arriving at non-GAAP net income or loss. Our services are typically billed and collected in advance of providing the service which requires minimal cost to perform in the future. Billings are a better indicator of customer activity and cash flow than revenue is, in management's opinion, and is therefore used by management as a key operational indicator.
  • Depreciation and amortization of intangible and other assets expenses: We have excluded the effect of depreciation and amortization of assets from our non-GAAP net income or loss. Amortization of intangible assets expense varies in amount and frequency and it is significantly affected by the timing and size of our acquisitions. Depreciation and amortization of asset costs is a non-cash expense that includes the periodic write-off of tooling, product design and other assets that contributed to revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to future period revenues as well.
  • Non-cash provision for income taxes: We have excluded the impact of the provision for income taxes from our non-GAAP net income or loss. The provision for income taxes is associated with the difference in treatment of goodwill which is not expensed for GAAP purposes but is amortized over a fifteen year life for Federal income tax purposes. The result is a non-cash expense and liability that will never be paid.

Stock-based compensation expenses: We maintain an employee qualified stock option plan under which we grant options to acquire common stock to eligible employees. We also maintain an employee stock purchase plan under which common stock may be issued to eligible employees at a reduced price. Stock-based compensation expenses are recorded for these plans in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification subtopic 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation. Stock-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense. As a result, we have excluded the effect of stock-based compensation expenses from our non-GAAP net income or loss.  

Sonic Foundry, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, except for share data) (Unaudited)
  June 30, 2011 September 30, 2010
Assets    
Current assets:    
    Cash and cash equivalents  $ 4,213 $ 3,358
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $90 and $105 6,234 5,038
    Inventories 574 541
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 638 433
    Total current assets 11,659 9,370
Property and equipment:    
    Leasehold improvements 980 980
    Computer equipment 3,161 2,597
    Furniture and fixtures 461 461
      Total property and equipment 4,602 4,038
      Less accumulated depreciation 3,308 2,801
         Net property and equipment 1,294 1,237
Other assets:    
    Goodwill 7,576 7,576
    Other intangibles, net of amortization of $123 and $71 52 84
Total assets 20,581 18,267
     
Liabilities and stockholders' equity    
Current liabilities:    
    Revolving line of credit - -
    Accounts payable 1,234 1,138
    Accrued liabilities 1,033 752
    Unearned revenue 5,251 5,486
    Current portion of capital lease obligation 20 -
    Current portion of notes payable 854 552
    Total current liabilities 8,392 7,928
     
    Long-term portion of unearned revenue 491 587
    Long-term portion of capital lease 42 -
    Long-term portion of notes payable 656 1,040
    Other liabilities 21 85
    Deferred tax liability 1,670 1,490
    Total liabilities 11,272 11,130
     
Stockholders' equity:    
    Preferred stock, $.01 par value, authorized 500,000 shares; none issued
        and outstanding
- -
    5% preferred stock, Series B, voting, cumulative,convertible, $.01 par
        value (liquidation preference at par), authorized 1,000,000 shares,
        none issued and outstanding
- -
    Common stock, $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares;
        3,818,563 and 3,650,823 shares issued and 3,805,847 and 3,638,107
        shares outstanding
38 37
    Additional paid-in capital 187,981 185,973
    Accumulated deficit (178,515) (178,678)
    Receivable for common stock issued (26) (26)
    Treasury stock, at cost, 12,716 shares (169) (169)
    Total stockholders' equity 9,309 7,137
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 20,581 $ 18,267

 

Sonic Foundry, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except for share and per share data) (Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended June 30, Nine Months Ended June 30,
  2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenue:
Product $ 3,911 $ 3,055 $ 9,386 $ 7,492
Services 3,108 2,525 8,972 7,439
Other 71 46 187 106
Total revenue 7,090 5,626 18,545 15,037
Cost of revenue:
Product 1,848 1,254 4,489 3,198
Services 314 189 997 498
Total cost of revenue 2,162 1,443 5,486 3,696
Gross margin 4,928 4,183 13,059 11,341
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing 2,984 2,504 7,889 7,042
General and administrative 720 572 2,056 1,969
Product development 863 777 2,559 2,293
Total operating expenses 4,567 3,853 12,504 11,304
Income from operations 361 330 555 37
Other expense, net (89) (67) (212) (105)
Income (loss) before income taxes 272 263 343 (68)
Provision for income taxes (60) (60) (180) (180)
Net income (loss) $ 212 $ 203 $ 163 $ (248)
 
Net income (loss) per common share:
  - basic $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.04 $ (0.07)
  - diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.06 $ 0.04 $ (0.07)
 
Weighted average common shares
  - basic 3,786,349 3,615,219 3,724,413 3,612,277
  - diluted 3,979,288 3,639,480 3,929,401 3,612,277

 

Non-GAAP Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for per share data)
  Fiscal Quarter Ended
June 30, 2011
Fiscal Quarter Ended
June 30, 2010
  GAAP Adj(1) Non-GAAP GAAP Adj(1) Non-GAAP
Revenues $ 7,090 $ 418 $ 7,508 $ 5,626 $ 330 $ 5,956
Cost of revenue 2,162 - 2,162 1,443 - 1,443
Total operating expenses 4,567 (360) 4,207 3,853 (260) 3,593
Income from operations 361 778 1,139 330 590 920
Other expense (89) - (89) (67) - (67)
Provision for income taxes (60) 60 - (60) 60 -
Net income $ 212 $ 838 $ 1,050 $ 203 $ 650 $ 853
Basic net income per common share $ 0.06 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.06 $ 0.18 $ 0.24
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.05 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 0.23
(1)Adjustments consist of the following:
Billings   $ 418     $ 330  
Depreciation and amortization   203     142  
Non-cash tax provision   60     60  
Stock-based compensation(2)   157     118  
Total non-GAAP adjustments   $ 838     $ 650  
(2) Stock-based compensation is included in the following GAAP operating expenses:
Selling and marketing   $ 107     $ 79  
General and administrative   12     8  
Product development   38     31  
Total stock-based compensation   $ 157     $ 118  

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is the global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by more than 4,300 educational institutions, corporations, health organizations and government entities in 65 countries, its Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos. Leading research firms Aragon, Forrester, Wainhouse and Frost & Sullivan recognize Sonic Foundry as a leader in enterprise video, webcasting and lecture capture. Learn more at www.sonicfoundry.com and @mediasite.

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