SOURCE: Broadcast International, Inc.

Broadcast International, Inc.

November 13, 2012 17:34 ET

Broadcast International Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Broadcast International (OTCQB: BCST) ("BI"), a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Q3 2012 Highlights

  • Cayman Islands-based WestStar TV selected CodecSys to provide the framework for its new Over-the-Top (OTT) service. Based on BI's CodecSys patented multi-codec compression software, the solution enables WestStar's subscribers to receive local and global content on their mobile devices.

  • Partnered with netTALK.com to provide a triple play OTT video service for netTALK's more than 1 million subscribers. netTALK TV, an extension of netTALK's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, will bring customers a total communications and entertainment experience by permitting access to online video content via a CodecSys-enabled OTT or Video on Demand (VOD) playback service.

  • Binbit Group, a global provider of mobile entertainment services, selected CodecSys to expand its video on demand web and mobile device capabilities. CodecSys encoding and transcoding systems were installed in Binbit's Austin, Texas data center to support its regional operations.

Q3 2012 Financial Results
Revenue in the third quarter 2012 increased 2% sequentially to $2.05 million from $2.00 million in the prior quarter, and decreased 10% from $2.3 million in the same year-ago period. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to fewer expansion sites installed for the company's largest digital signage customer, partially offset by an increase in license fees and other professional services.

Gross profit in the third quarter 2012 was $779,000 (a record since becoming publicly-traded company) or 38% of total revenue. This was an improvement from $654,000 or 33% of total revenue in the previous quarter and from $758,800 or 33% of total revenue in the same year-ago period.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter 2012 decreased 24% sequentially to $1.9 million from $2.5 million in the prior quarter, and decreased 22% from $2.4 million in Q3 2011.

Operating loss in the third quarter 2012 was $1.1 million, an improvement from an operating loss of $1.8 million in the previous quarter and an operating loss of $1.7 million in the same year-ago period. The significant decrease in operating losses is primarily due to effective cost cutting programs, along with increased gross profits that have helped to reduce the monthly burn rate by nearly 50% or $239,000.

Net loss in the third quarter 2012 totaled $711,000 or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net profit of $847,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share in the prior quarter, and compared to a net profit of $4.0 million or $0.05 per basic and diluted share in Q3 2011. The year-over-year decline was primarily due to a $4.8 million change in the fair value of the company's warrants and convertible notes.

Management Commentary
"Our third quarter results reflect our ongoing efforts to reduce expenses and drive margin expansion," said Jim Solomon, CFO of Broadcast International. "In fact, we achieved our highest-ever gross margins since becoming a publicly-traded company. We continued to see our operating expenses decrease both on a year-over-year and sequential basis, and anticipate further optimization going forward.

"As we wrap up the year and prepare for 2013, we remain focused on expanding and diversifying our BI Networks and CodecSys customer base. We are confident that over the course of 2012, we have put in place the right personnel and resources to handle the anticipated ramp-up in our business, while continuing to provide our loyal customers exceptional service and support. Our BI Networks division continues to gain traction in the financial services industry, and we remain well positioned to capitalize on the growing opportunity for CodecSys in the enterprise IP video and OTT markets, both domestically and overseas."

Earnings Podcast
Broadcast International will stream its third quarter 2012 results podcast tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14) at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. The video podcast will be available via the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.brin.com.

Broadcast International management will discuss the company's financial results, and provide an operational update and outlook for the remainder of 2012.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (7:00 a.m. Mountain time)
Podcast: www.brin.com/news/podcast-new

If you have any difficulty connecting with the podcast, please contact Liolios Group at 1-949-574-3860.

About Broadcast International
Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of rich-media applications and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications. Broadcast International is a public company (OTCQB: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

For more information visit: www.brin.com and www.codecsys.com.

Forward Looking Statements
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

 
BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
         
    December 31, 2011   September 30, 2012
        (Unaudited)
ASSETS:            
  Current Assets            
    Cash   $ 961,265   $ 373,119
    Trade accounts receivable, net     1,239,903     1,161,101
    Inventory     60,851     362,335
    Prepaid expenses     203,973     178,008
    Total current assets     2,465,992     2,074,563
  Property and equipment, net     1,417,134     664,750
  Other Assets, non current            
    Debt offering costs     123,278     61,643
    Patents, net     131,079     123,466
    Deposits and other assets     406,004     226,794
    Total other assets, non current     660,361     411,903
               
  Total assets   $ 4,543,487   $ 3,151,216
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS DEFICIT:            
             
  Current Liabilities            
    Accounts payable   $ 1,252,538   $ 2,002,821
    Payroll and related expenses     390,206     329,203
    Other accrued expenses     175,008     221,031
    Unearned revenue     10,449     30,521
      Current portion of notes payable (net of discount of $103,859 and $861,335, respectively)     2,068,016     1,938,665
    Other current obligations     1,067,649     --
    Derivative valuation     3,760,200     4,346,021
    Total current liabilities     8,724,066     8,868,262
  Long-term Liabilities            
      Long-term portion of notes payable (net of discount of $659,496 and $409,494, respectively)     6,349,445     590,506
    Total long-term liabilities     6,349,445     590,506
  Total liabilities     15,073,511     9,458,768
  Commitments and contingencies            
  STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT:            
        Preferred stock, no par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized; none issued     --     --
        Common stock, $.05 par value, 180,000,000 shares authorized; 75,975,656 and 107,405,328 shares issued as of December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012, respectively     3,798,783     5,370,266
    Additional paid-in capital     96,859,058     99,559,404
    Accumulated deficit     -111,187,865     -111,237,222
    Total stockholders' deficit     -10,530,024     -6,307,552
               
  Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit   $ 4,543,487   $ 3,151,216
               
 
 
BROADCAST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
                 
    For the three months ended   For the nine months ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2011   2012   2011    2012
                         
Net sales   $ 2,277,074   $ 2,045,278   $ 6,321,495   $ 5,790,363
Cost of sales     1,518,310     1,266,224     4,414,402     3,857,682
Gross profit     758,764     779,054     1,907,093     1,932,681
                         
Operating expenses:                        
  Administrative and general     1,280,183     1,001,001     5,124,883     3,589,602
  Selling and marketing     401,826     442,495     824,771     1,557,735
  Research and development     570,197     325,126     1,793,596     1,346,540
  Depreciation and amortization     169,592     127,334     517,751     454,009
  Total operating expenses     2,421,798     1,895,956     8,261,001     6,947,886
Total operating loss     -1,663,034     -1,116,902     -6,353,908     -5,015,205
                         
Other income:                        
  Interest income     338     --     2,324     1
  Interest expense     -176,047     -460,388     -745,925     -1,066,599
  Gain (loss) on derivative valuation     5,851,300     1,051,516     12,257,500     5,639,996
  Equity issuance costs related to warrants     --     --     -476,234     -1,095,309
  Loss on note conversion offering expense     --     -47,348     --     -47,348
  Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt     16,000     -83,754     -954,033     1,588,821
  Loss on retirement of debt offering costs     --     -53,150     --     -53,150
  Gain (loss) on sale of assets     --     2,421     -362     781
  Other income (expense), net     5,597     -3,467     151     -1,345
  Total other income     5,697,188     405,830     10,083,421     4,965,848
                         
Profit (loss) before income taxes     4,034,154     -711,072     3,729,513     -49,357
Provision for income taxes     --     --     --     --
Net profit (loss)   $ 4,034,154   $ -711,072   $ 3,729,513     -49,357
                         
Net profit (loss) per share - basic   $ 0.05   $ -0.01   $ 0.05     0
Net profit (loss) per share - diluted   $ 0.05   $ -0.01   $ 0.05     0
                         
Weighted average shares - basic     75,844,526     107,263,073     75,240,313     98,564,531
Weighted average shares - diluted     78,414,453     107,263,073     77,970,216     98,564,531
                         

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Cameron Francis
    Vice President Products
    Broadcast International
    801-562-2252
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Michael Koehler or Matt Glover
    Liolios Group, Inc.
    949-574-3860
    Email Contact