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April 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM EDT

Avid Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

TEWKSBURY, MA, Apr 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today reported revenues of $156.0 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010, compared to $151.6 million for the same period in 2009. The GAAP net loss for the quarter was $13.5 million, or $0.36 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $17.3 million, or $0.47 per share, in the first quarter of 2009.

The GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2010 included amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, acquisition-related costs and related tax adjustments, collectively totaling $8.9 million. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net loss was $4.6 million for the first quarter, or $0.12 per share. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the tables attached to this release.

The GAAP operating loss for the first quarter was $13.0 million, including amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges and acquisition-related costs, collectively totaling $9.2 million. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP operating loss was $3.8 million for the first quarter. For the first quarter of 2009 the GAAP operating loss was $20.3 million, including stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and restructuring charges totaling $12.1 million. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP operating loss was $8.3 million.

"Our year-on-year first quarter revenue increase is a positive sign not only for the growth of Avid's business, but the industry-at-large," said Gary Greenfield, chairman and CEO at Avid. "We saw some positive momentum at NAB and are excited about the possibilities our new products and the acquisition of Euphonix will play in the future success of our business and our customers' businesses."

The company's cash balance on March 31, 2010 was $74.2 million, or almost $2.00 per share.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains "non-GAAP financial measures" under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 the GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures that we provide is in the tables attached to this press release.

We consider both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results in managing our business. Non-GAAP financial measures are used internally, for example, in establishing annual operating budgets, in assessing operating performance and for measuring performance under incentive compensation plans. Non-GAAP financial measures are also used in operating and financial decision-making because we believe these measures reflect our ongoing business and allow meaningful period-to-period comparisons. We believe it is useful for investors and others to review both GAAP and non-GAAP measures in order to understand and evaluate our current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management, and to compare in a consistent manner the company's current financial results with past financial performance. The primary limitations associated with our use of non-GAAP financial measures are that they may not include all items of income and expense that affect our operations and that the non-GAAP financial measures we use may not be directly comparable to those reported by other companies. For example, the terms used in this press release, non-GAAP operating net loss and non-GAAP operating loss, do not have standardized meanings. Other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but exclude different items, which may not provide investors with a comparable view of our performance in relation to other companies. We seek to compensate for this limitation by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the tables attached to this press release.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss Avid's first quarter 2010 financial results will be held today, April 22, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be open to the public and can be accessed by dialing 719.457.2617 and referencing confirmation code 4569475. The call and subsequent replay will also be available on Avid's website. To listen via this alternative, go to the Investors tab at for complete details prior to the start of the conference call.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

The above release is subject to the completion and filing of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This release includes forward-looking statements, as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This release also makes forward-looking statements about Avid's performance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, such as Avid's ability to execute on its corporate strategy and meet customer needs, general economic conditions, competitive factors, pricing pressures, delays in product shipments and other important events and factors disclosed previously and from time to time in Avid's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements contained herein represent Avid's estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company's estimates as of any subsequent date. While Avid may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Avid specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if the estimates change.

About Avid

Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world -- from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid's most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid Unity, Interplay®, Oxygen 8, Sibelius® and Pinnacle Studio. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit,, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

Copyright 2010 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid Logo, Avid Unity, Interplay, Media Composer, Pinnacle Studio, Pro Tools 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 Interplay Entertainment Corp., which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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