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November 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST

Avid Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Reports Year-on-Year Growth in Revenue, Net income, Free Cash Flow and Adjusted EBITDA

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) announced today that it has filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue of $142.4 million and non-GAAP net income of $22.5 million, an increase of 2.5% and over 59%, respectively versus Q3 2013
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $27.3 million, up 37% from Q3 2013
  • Free cash flow generation of $8.1 million, up year-on-year and sequentially
  • Bookings of $112.2 million, compared with $127.0 million for Q3 2013
  • Non-GAAP gross margin improved 320 basis points, while operating expense declined 1.5% year-on-year
  • Over 3,200 new Media Composer cloud based subscription users as of September 30,2014 with average monthly growth rate of 45% over first four months

"In the third quarter we continued to see the benefits of our focus on generating sustainable, profitable growth," said Louis Hernandez, Jr, President, CEO and Chairman of Avid. "Market reception for our technology platform continues to build, and the growth from newer, higher-margin products such as the Avid MediaCentral Platform is translating to improved profitability and cash flow. We were also pleased to see early momentum in Media Composer subscription adoption over the first few months. We are encouraged with the progress to date on executing our strategy and are confident the Company is laying a solid foundation for future growth."

The Company's financial guidance for fiscal year 2014 was unchanged and reflects:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $64 million to $72 million
  • Annual bookings growth of 0%-3%
  • Free cash flow of approximately $15 million to $20 million

"The Company's strong adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow for the third quarter, which was driven by higher revenue, a richer product mix and lower costs, demonstrates the effectiveness of our three-phased transformation to create value through both growth and efficiency," said John Frederick, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Avid. "We are also pleased to affirm our previously announced guidance for fiscal year 2014."

The Company has been in communication with the NASDAQ staff and still expects to be re-listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange before the end of the year. In the interim, Avid stock will continue to trade on OTC Markets - OTC Pink Tier under the trading symbol AVID. For quotes or additional information on OTC Markets and the OTC Pink Tier, please visit

Avid includes non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. The reconciliations to the Company's comparable GAAP financial measures for the periods presented are included in the tables in the appendix to this press release. The Company also includes the operational metric of bookings in this release.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss Avid's financial results for the third quarter of 2014 will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be open to the public and can be accessed by dialing 719.325.2458 and referencing confirmation code 6221806. You may also listen to the call on the Avid Investor Relations website. To listen via the website, go to the events tab at for complete details prior to the start of the conference call. A replay of the call will also be available on the Avid Investor Relations website shortly after the completion of the call.

Non-GAAP Measures and Bookings

Avid has in this press release presented a number of non-GAAP financial measures as set forth and reconciled in the tables in the appendix of this press release.

Avid defines adjusted EBITDA as non-GAAP operating profit or loss excluding depreciation and all amortization expense. Avid non-GAAP operating results and non-GAAP earnings per share exclude restructuring costs, stock based compensation, amortization and impairment of intangibles as well as other unusual items such as costs related to the restatement; M&A related activity; or impact of significant legal settlements. Avid defines free cash flow as GAAP operating cash flow less capital expenditures and excludes payments or receipts related to M&A, significant legal settlements, restructuring, restatement or other non-operational or non-recurring events. These non-GAAP measures also reflect how Avid manages its businesses internally and are consistent with the financial metrics that are included in management incentive plans.

Avid's non-GAAP measures may vary from how other companies present non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

The reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP financial measures is in the tables included in this press release.

Avid references bookings in this press release. Bookings are an operational metric which is defined as the amount of revenue we expect to earn from an agreement between Avid and a customer for goods and services over the course of the agreement. To count as a booking, we expect there to be persuasive evidence of an agreement between us and our customer and that the collectability of the amounts payable under the arrangement are reasonably assured. Due to the timing of revenue recognition, all of the revenue related to the booking may not be recorded in the period that it was transacted and would therefore be reported as part of revenue backlog and/or deferred revenue, thereby providing visibility into future revenue. However, because our bookings are based on orders that, under certain circumstances can be cancelled or adjusted, bookings may not convert into revenue earned.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information provided in this press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about our anticipated plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our recently filed financial statements or other information included herein based upon or otherwise incorporating judgments or estimates, including statements herein relating to future performance such as our future adjusted EBITDA, earnings, bookings, free cash flow, payments for restatement-related expenses; our future strategy and business plans; our objective to obtain relisting on the NASDAQ Stock Market and to have our shares of common stock trade on that market; and our anticipated timing for filing our future quarterly reports. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this release and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Unknown risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the effect on our sales, operations and financial performance resulting from the identified material weaknesses in our internal control of financial reporting; the delisting of our stock from NASDAQ; the previously disclosed ongoing SEC and Department of Justice inquiries; pending litigation, including the previously disclosed class action and possibility of further legal proceedings adverse to our Company resulting from the restatement or related matters; the costs associated with the restatement; our ability to have our shares relisted on the NASDAQ stock market; our liquidity; our ability to execute our strategic plan and meet customer needs; our ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; our ability to successfully accomplish our product development plans; competitive factors; history of losses; fluctuations in our revenue, based on, among other things, our performance in particular geographies or markets, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and seasonal factors; adverse changes in economic conditions; and variances in our backlog and the realization thereof. Moreover, the business may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect our business and prospects are described in our filings with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2014 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Interplay, ISIS, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations        
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)        
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
Net revenues:        
Products  $ 105,330  $ 92,969  $ 287,215  $ 291,545
Services  37,099  45,924  114,840  124,764
 Total net revenues  142,429  138,893  402,055  416,309
Cost of revenues:        
Products  37,807  39,683  107,898  115,600
Services  14,981  16,372  45,975  47,040
Amortization of intangible assets   --  158  50  1,310
 Total cost of revenues  52,788  56,213  153,923  163,950
Gross profit  89,641  82,680  248,132  252,359
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  22,154  23,239  67,178  70,693
Marketing and selling  31,410  31,512  98,522  99,324
General and administrative  20,644  22,715  58,959  54,443
Amortization of intangible assets  373  660  1,251  1,981
Restructuring costs (recoveries), net  --  688  (165)  2,879
 Total operating expenses  74,581  78,814  225,745  229,320
Operating income   15,060  3,866  22,387  23,039
Interest and other expense, net  (455)  (363)  (1,163)  (868)
Income before income taxes  14,605  3,503  21,224  22,171
Provision for income taxes, net  365  921  1,427  2,147
Net income  14,240  2,582  19,797  20,024
Net income per common share - basic and diluted  $ 0.36  $ 0.07  $ 0.51  $ 0.51
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic 39,133 39,075 39,117 39,031
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 39,201 39,076 39,164 39,066
Reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to Non-GAAP financial measures      
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)        
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,September 30,
Net Revenues $ 142,429  $ 138,893  $ 402,055  $ 416,309
Cost of revenues  52,788  56,213  153,923  163,950
Gross profit  89,641  82,680  248,132  252,359
Operating expenses  74,581  78,814  225,745  229,320
Operating income  15,060  3,866  22,387  23,039
Interest and other expense, net  (455)  (363)  (1,163)  (868)
Provision for income taxes, net  365  921  1,427  2,147
Net income  $ 14,240  $ 2,582  $ 19,797  $ 20,024
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted 39,201 39,076 39,164 39,066
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.36  $ 0.07  $ 0.51  $ 0.51
Adjustments to GAAP Results        
Cost of Revenues        
Amortization of intangible assets  --  158  50  1,310
Stock-based compensation  78  185  394  623
Operating Expenses        
Amortization of intangible assets  373  660  1,251  1,981
Restructuring costs (recoveries), net  --  688  (165)  2,879
Restatement costs   8,564  8,730  19,408  12,428
Gain on sale of assets  --  --  --  (125)
Stock-based compensation        
R&D  96  137  336  455
Sales & Marketing  252  402  1,186  1,455
G&A  (1,107)  808  802  3,183
Tax adjustment  4  (215)  (7)  (645)
Net revenues 142,429  138,893  402,055  416,309
Cost of revenues  52,710  55,870  153,479  162,017
Gross Profit  89,719  83,023  248,576  254,292
Operating Expenses  66,403  67,389  202,927  207,064
Operating Income 23,316  15,634  45,649  47,228
Interest and other expense, net  (455)  (363)  (1,163)  (868)
Provision for income taxes, net  361  1,136  1,434  2,792
Net income  22,500  14,135  43,052  43,568
Net income per share - diluted $ 0.57  $ 0.36  $ 1.10  $ 1.12
Adjusted EBITDA        
Non-GAAP Operating Income (from above) 23,316  15,634  45,649  47,228
Depreciation  3,968  4,302  12,294  13,451
Amortization of capitalized software development costs  28  49  127  228
Adjusted EBITDA 27,312  19,985  58,070  60,907
Free Cash Flow        
GAAP net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 5,252  (4,472) (20,830) (10,028)
Capital Expenditures  (5,269)  (3,708)  (11,660)  (8,998)
Restructuring Payments  1,274  3,256  6,085  10,671
Restatement Payments  6,814  3,919  22,902  5,433
Free Cash Flow $ 8,071  $ (1,005) $ (3,503) $ (2,922)
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets    
(unaudited - in thousands)    
 September 30,December 31,
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 22,476  $ 48,203
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $11,255 and $13,963 at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively   56,011  56,770
Inventories  53,977  60,122
Deferred tax assets, net  497  522
Prepaid expenses  6,573  7,778
Other current assets  15,995  17,493
Total current assets 155,529 190,888
Property and equipment, net  34,414  35,186
Intangible assets, net  2,830  4,260
Long-term deferred tax assets, net  2,272  2,415
Other long-term assets  2,161  2,393
Total assets  $ 197,206  $ 235,142
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 34,509  $ 33,990
Accrued compensation and benefits  26,701  30,342
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  31,649  41,273
Income taxes payable  6,032  6,875
Short-term debt  8,000  --
Deferred tax liabilities, net  --  14
Deferred revenues  221,830  211,403
Total current liabilities 328,721 323,897
Long-term deferred tax liabilities, net  536  565
Long-term deferred revenues  195,507  255,429
Other long-term liabilities  13,676  14,586
Total liabilities 538,440 594,477
Stockholders' deficit:    
Common stock  423  423
Additional paid-in capital  1,044,096  1,043,384
Accumulated deficit  (1,316,729)  (1,336,526)
Treasury stock at cost  (70,855)  (72,543)
Accumulated other comprehensive income  1,831  5,927
Total stockholders' deficit (341,234) (359,335)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit  $ 197,206  $ 235,142
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows    
(unaudited - in thousands)    
 Nine Months Ended
 September 30,
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $ 19,797  $ 20,024
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  13,721  16,970
(Recovery) expense from doubtful accounts  (177)  140
Gain on sale of assets  --  (125)
Stock-based compensation expense  2,718  5,716
Non-cash interest expense  220  220
Foreign currency transaction gains  (494)  (856)
(Benefit from) provision for deferred taxes  (6)  6
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable  931  12,255
Inventories  6,145  7,473
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  646  965
Accounts payable  585  (4,823)
Accrued expenses, compensation and benefits and other liabilities  (14,842)  (1,348)
Income taxes payable  (603)  (475)
Deferred revenues  (49,471)  (66,170)
Net cash used in operating activities  (20,830)  (10,028)
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Purchases of property and equipment  (11,660)  (8,998)
Proceeds from divestiture of consumer business  1,500  --
Proceeds from sale of assets  --  125
Decrease (increase) in other long-term assets  51  (25)
Net cash used in investing activities  (10,109)  (8,898)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under employee stock plans  1  177
Common stock repurchases for tax withholdings for net settlement of equity awards  (318)  (263)
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities  20,500  --
Payments on revolving credit facilities  (12,500)  --
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  7,683  (86)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (2,471)  (1,145)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (25,727)  (20,157)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  48,203  70,390
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $ 22,476  $ 50,233
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