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April 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM EDT

Avid Announces Results for First Quarter 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today reported revenues of $152.1 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012, compared to $166.3 million for the same period in 2011. The GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $15.6 million, or $0.40 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $5.1 million, or $0.13 per share, in the first quarter of 2011. These results are preliminary and are subject to Avid's completion of its review of a recently identified tax matter described below.

The GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 and 2011 included amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, acquisition and other costs for 2012 only and related tax adjustments collectively totaling $6.2 million and $4.3 million, respectively. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $9.4 million, or $0.24 per share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $840 thousand, or $0.02 per share, for the first quarter of 2011.

The GAAP operating loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $15.2 million and excluding the items identified above, except tax adjustments, the non-GAAP operating loss for the first quarter was $8.5 million. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the tables attached to this release.

"While revenues were down from last year primarily related to the creative enthusiast portion of our business, we see positive signs in the post and professional and our media enterprise markets as customers seek to become more competitive by moving to more seamless workflows," said Gary Greenfield, chairman and CEO of Avid. "Our balance sheet is solid, ending the quarter with $50 million of cash and we remain committed to delivering sustained profitability."

Avid is currently reviewing its prior tax and accounting treatment of an intercompany loan made in 2007 between two of its international subsidiaries. Avid's preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2012 do not reflect the potential impact of this matter, and the final conclusions and results of its review could impact Avid's final financial results for the first quarter of 2012 and the results of prior periods. Based on the current status of its review, which is in its initial stages and subject to change, Avid currently believes that the impact of this matter could increase tax expenses by approximately $4.5 million. Avid also currently believes it would recover approximately $3.8 million of this amount in a subsequent period, resulting in a net tax expense of approximately $700,000 on a cumulative basis.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss Avid's first quarter 2012 financial results will be held today, April 26, 2012 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 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 is in the tables attached to this press release.

Management considers 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 also 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, terms referring to non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release, such as non-GAAP net 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.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

The financial results included in this release are unaudited. The contents of this release are subject to the completion and filing of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This release may include forward-looking statements, as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release that relate to future results or events are forward-looking statements and are based on Avid's current estimates and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words, such as "anticipate," "believe," "should," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "confidence," "may," "plan," "feel," "could," "will," and "would," or similar expressions. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including: accounting and other adjustments that may be made to Avid's preliminary financial results as a result of the review of the treatment of the 2007 intercompany loan; Avid's ability to execute its strategic plan and meet customer needs; its ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; competitive factors; fluctuations in its revenue, based on, among other things, Avid's performance in particular geographies or markets, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, and seasonal factors, such as higher consumer demand at year-end; adverse changes in economic conditions; Avid's liquidity; and other risk factors and uncertainties 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®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, System 5, and Avid® 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.

© 2012 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are MSRP for the U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid office or reseller for prices outside the U.S. and Canada. Avid, the Avid logo, Fast Track, M-Audio, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Interplay, ISIS, Sibelius, and Avid Studio 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 Ended
March 31,
2012   2011  
Net revenues:
Products $119,938 $137,335
Services 32,201   28,988  
Total net revenues 152,139   166,323  
Cost of revenues:
Products 62,700 64,984
Services 12,717 14,054
Amortization of intangible assets 650   666  
Total cost of revenues 76,067 79,704
Gross profit 76,072   86,619  
Operating expenses:
Research and development 27,482 29,973
Marketing and selling 46,515 44,810
General and administrative 15,234 15,298
Amortization of intangible assets 1,611 2,145
Restructuring costs (recoveries), net 408   (2,216 )
Total operating expenses 91,250   90,010  
Operating loss (15,178 ) (3,391 )
Interest and other income (expense), net (194 ) (300 )
Loss before income taxes (15,372 ) (3,691 )
Provision for income taxes, net 242   1,426  
Net loss ($15,614 ) ($5,117 )
Net loss per common share - basic & diluted ($0.40 ) ($0.13 )
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic & diluted 38,662 38,228
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)
Reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to Non-GAAP financial measures:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
Gross Operating Operating Tax Net
Profit Expenses   Loss Provision Loss
GAAP $76,072 $91,250 ($15,178 ) $242 ($15,614 )
Amortization of intangible assets 650 (1,611 ) 2,261 2,261
Restructuring costs, net (408 ) 408 408
Acquisition and other costs (a) (231 ) 231 231
Tax adjustment 446 (446 )
Stock-based compensation included in:
Cost of products revenues 94 94 94
Cost of services revenues 157 157 157
Research and development expenses (306 ) 306 306
Marketing and selling expenses (1,261 ) 1,261 1,261
General and administrative expenses   (1,911 ) 1,911     1,911  
Non-GAAP $76,973 $85,522 ($8,549 ) $688 ($9,431 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 38,662
Non-GAAP net loss per share - diluted ($0.24 )
(a) Represents costs included in general and administrative expenses
Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
Gross Operating Operating Tax Net
Profit Expenses   (Loss) Income Provision Loss
GAAP $86,619 $90,010 ($3,391 ) $1,426 ($5,117 )
Amortization of intangible assets 666 (2,145 ) 2,811 2,811
Restructuring recoveries, net 2,216 (2,216 ) (2,216 )
Tax adjustment 55 (55 )
Stock-based compensation included in:
Cost of products revenues 139 139 139
Cost of services revenues 268 268 268
Research and development expenses (472 ) 472 472
Marketing and selling expenses (1,218 ) 1,218 1,218
General and administrative expenses   (1,640 ) 1,640     1,640  
Non-GAAP $87,692 $86,751 $941 $1,481 ($840 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted 38,228
Non-GAAP net loss per share - diluted ($0.02 )

Revenues Summary:


Three Months Ended

March 31,





Video revenues



Audio revenues




Total net revenues



Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited - in thousands)
March 31, December 31,
2012 2011
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $49,681 $32,855
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $15,859 and $15,985
at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively 87,506 104,305
Inventories 103,460 111,833
Deferred tax assets, net 1,482 1,480
Prepaid expenses 9,714 7,652
Other current assets 13,072   14,509  
Total current assets 264,915 272,634
Property and equipment, net 52,213 53,487
Intangible assets, net 16,387 18,524
Goodwill 246,884 246,398
Other assets 9,526   11,568  
Total assets $589,925   $602,611  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $37,188 $42,533
Accrued compensation and benefits 22,873 31,350
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 32,347 34,174
Income taxes payable 3,116 3,898
Deferred revenues 57,908   45,768  
Total current liabilities 153,432 157,723
Long-term liabilities 29,121   27,885  
Total liabilities 182,553   185,608  
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 423 423
Additional paid-in capital 1,021,880 1,018,604
Accumulated deficit (542,264 ) (524,530 )
Treasury stock at cost, net of reissuances (79,899 ) (82,301 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 7,232   4,807  
Total stockholders' equity 407,372   417,003  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $589,925   $602,611  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited - in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2012 2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss ($15,614 ) ($5,117 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 7,574 7,892
Provision for doubtful accounts (77 ) 144
Non-cash provision for restructuring - 125
Gain on disposal of fixed assets (2 ) (5 )
Compensation expense from stock grants and options 3,729 3,737
Non-cash interest expense 73 80
Unrealized foreign currency transaction losses 2,298 3,785
Changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities, excluding initial effects of acquisitions 372 -
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding initial effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable 16,857 5,092
Inventories 8,373 (16,743 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (476 ) (1,553 )
Accounts payable (5,376 ) 107
Accrued expenses, compensation and benefits, and other liabilities (11,159 ) (14,139 )
Income taxes payable (851 ) (604 )
Deferred revenues 13,431   11,143  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 19,152   (6,056 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (3,588 ) (3,545 )
Decrease (increase) in other long-term assets 1,124   (617 )
Net cash used in investing activities (2,464 ) (4,162 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
(Payments related to) proceeds from the issuance of common stock under employee stock plans, net (172 ) 127
Proceeds from revolving credit facilities 1,000 8,000
Payments on revolving credit facilities (1,000 ) (8,000 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (172 ) 127  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 310   529  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 16,826 (9,562 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 32,855   42,782  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $49,681   $33,220  

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Source: Avid

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