International Datacasting Corporation

International Datacasting Corporation

June 05, 2012 17:00 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Attn: Business/High-Tech Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters, today announced results for the first quarter fiscal 2013 period ended April 30, 2012.

The Corporation's consolidated revenue for first quarter fiscal 2013 was $9.7 million, an increase of 16% from $8.4 million in first quarter fiscal 2012. When excluding the impact of foreign exchange, revenue increased by 14% in first quarter fiscal 2013 compared to first quarter fiscal 2012. EBITDA1 improved to a loss of ($63,350) versus a loss of ($243,494) in the first quarter fiscal 2012.

Financial Highlights

For the Three Months Ended April 30 FY2013 vs. April 30 FY2012

  • Revenue was $9.7 million, an increase of 16%, compared to $8.4 million in 1Q fiscal 2012, and up 14% excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange from the weakening of the Canadian dollar.
  • Gross margin, as a percentage of revenue, decreased from 38% in 1Q fiscal 2012 to 28% in 1Q fiscal 2013.
  • Operating expenses decreased 23% to $2.9 million in 1Q fiscal 2013 from $3.7 million in 1Q fiscal 2012.
  • EBITDA1 improved to a loss of ($63,350), or ($0.00) per share, compared to a loss of ($243,494), or ($0.00) per share in 1Q fiscal 2012.
  • Net loss decreased by 59% to ($207,203), or ($0.00) per share, in 1Q fiscal 2013, compared to a net loss of ($510,512), or ($0.01) per share, in 1Q fiscal 2012.

For the Three Months Ended April 30 FY2013 vs. January 31 FY2012:

In first quarter fiscal 2013, the Corporation recorded a 66% increase in gross profit over fourth quarter fiscal 2012.

  • Revenue increased by 51% to $9.7 million vs. $6.4 million in 4Q fiscal 2012.
  • Gross profit increased by 66% to $2.7 million from $1.6 million in 4Q fiscal 2012.
  • Operating expenses decreased 13% to $2.9 million from $3.3 million in 4Q fiscal 2012.
  • EBITDA1 improved to a loss of ($63,350), or ($0.00) per share, compared to a loss of ($1.5 million), or ($0.03) per share, in 4Q fiscal 2012.
  • Net loss decreased by 88% to a loss of ($207,203), or ($0.00) per share, compared to net loss of ($1.7 million), or ($0.03) per share, in 4Q fiscal 2012.

Revenues for the IDC Products segment decreased 40% from $5.1 million to $3.1 million from first quarter fiscal 2012 to first quarter fiscal 2013. The decrease in revenue is attributable to the fulfilment of a large radio order in first quarter fiscal 2012.

Revenues for the IDC Systems segment increased 104% from $3.2 million in first quarter fiscal 2012 to $6.6 million in first quarter fiscal 2013. The increase in IDC Systems revenue is attributable to the continued roll-out of the Direct-to-Home Broadcasting (DTH) project in Kenya announced in fiscal 2011.

"Whereas I am pleased with the renewal of the CFRT contract announced in March, 2012 and the orders from the Wananchi Group announced in February, 2012, our performance in the Products Group is a focus for improvement. IDC's management and Board have been working to improve this performance in an effort to make Fiscal 2013 a year of transition for IDC as the company works at realigning its cost structure and executing on a new market and product strategy. Numerous steps in this respect have been taken so far, the benefits of which we believe will start to be seen in the near future. Our goal for the Products Group is sustainable profitability," stated Frederick Godard, President and CEO, IDC.

"IDC's strategy will continue to focus on existing market niches at the same time as it works at developing new market opportunities. An embodiment of that strategy was the recent launches of both IDC LASER™ and Digital Tattoo™ which target significantly larger market niches than previously. We will continue to work towards expanding our geographic reach. For example, we have recently announced new leadership and focus on the Asian markets. Finally, we have recently undertaken a restructuring aimed at realigning our cost structure and resource requirements in light of our new market/product strategy and the current economic circumstances."

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss this announcement. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-613-788-3830 / 1-888-789-9572 with the pass code 1746780. A taped replay will be available until June 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-408-3053 and reference the pass code 1689868. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at The webcast will be archived here for 365 days.

About International Datacasting Corporation (IDC):

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including Pro Audio, Pro Video, Pro Cinema and Pro Data for implementing broadcast content contribution and distribution applications. IDC's solutions and IDC Systems are in demand for radio and television networks, digital cinema, 3D live events, ad insertion, satellite news gathering, sport contribution, digital signage, and IPTV among others. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. IDC has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Australia, Singapore and China with an international network of value-added partners and distributors.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements reflecting IDC's objectives, estimates and expectations. Such statements may be marked by the use words such as "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "looking ahead", "outlook" and "expect" as well as the conditional or future tense. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties and future results may differ materially from the Corporation's expectations. Factors that might cause a material difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with IDC's growth, risks associated with any past or future acquisitions or divestitures, the development of the satellite datacasting market, regulatory risks, intellectual property infringement and other factors. Any forward-looking statements are provided to assist external shareholders in understanding IDC's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be suitable for other purposes. IDC assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, except as expressly required by law. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in IDC's Annual Information Form dated April 30, 2012 and the other public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

A complete set of financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the period ended April 30, 2012, FY2013 will be available at or on the Investor Information section of IDC's website at

(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") are a non-IFRS financial measure. EBITDA is not an earnings measure recognized by IFRS and does not carry standard prescribed significance. Our method for calculating EBITDA may differ from that used by other companies that use the same designation and the reader is advised that EBITDA should not be substituted for determining net income as an indicator of operating results or as a substitute for cash flows from operating and investing activities.
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position as at
April 30, 2012 January 31, 2012
Current Assets
Cash$4,828,327 $4,914,766
Short-term investments 2,308,000 2,336,800
Accounts receivable 4,845,965 4,673,727
Inventories 3,647,821 4,247,470
Prepaid expenses and other assets - current portion 628,714 722,882
Total Current Assets 16,258,827 16,895,645
Non-Current Assets
Prepaid expenses and other assets - long-term portion 616,236 631,607
Equipment 1,771,744 1,852,739
Deferred taxes 2,800,000 2,800,000
Total Non-Current Assets 5,187,980 5,284,346
Total Assets$21,446,807 $22,179,991
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$3,066,115 $3,128,708
Provisions 767,794 660,474
Customer deposits 271,336 755,761
Obligations under capital leases - current portion 30,416 36,714
Deferred revenue 809,985 882,827
Total Current Liabilities 4,945,646 5,464,484
Non-Current Liabilities
Obligations under capital leases - 3,002
Total Non-Current Liabilities - 3,002
Total Liabilities 4,945,646 5,467,486
Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 23,968,522 23,977,481
Contributed surplus 3,217,741 3,212,923
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (229,729) (229,729)
Accumulated deficit (10,455,373) (10,248,170)
Total Shareholders' Equity 16,501,161 16,712,505
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity$21,446,807 $22,179,991
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of (Loss) and Comprehensive (Loss) For the three months ended
April 30, 2012 April 30, 2011
Revenue$9,691,101 $8,384,946
Cost of revenue 7,007,168 5,188,100
Gross profit 2,683,933 3,196,846
Operating expenses
Selling, general and administrative 1,717,082 2,012,762
Research and development, net of investment tax credits 1,251,424 1,588,260
Foreign exchange (gain) loss (83,525) 124,923
Total operating expenses 2,884,981 3,725,945
Operating (loss) (201,048) (529,099)
Interest (expense) income
Long-term (1,102) (2,694)
Short-term (4,284) 5,788
(Loss) before income taxes (206,434) (526,005)
Income tax (expense) recovery (769) 15,493
Net (loss)$(207,203) $(510,512)
Other comprehensive (loss) - -
Comprehensive (loss)$(207,203) $(510,512)
Net (loss) per share
Basic$(0.00) $(0.01)
Diluted$(0.00) $(0.01)
Weighted average number of
shares outstanding
Basic 58,384,490 57,913,649
Diluted 58,384,490 57,913,649
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the three months ended
April 30, 2012 April 30, 2011
Operating Activities
Net (loss)$(207,203) $(510,512)
Add items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Amortization 137,698 285,605
Deferred taxes - (15,508)
Fair value losses on financial assets at fair value through profit and loss 28,800 -
Stock-based compensation 7,396 62,369
Cash applied to operations before changes in working capital (33,309) (178,046)
Net change in operating components of working capital 35,601 433,575
Cash provided by operating activities 2,292 255,529
Investing activities
Additions to equipment (67,894) (136,164)
Cash applied to investing activities (67,894) (136,164)
Financing activities
Repayments of obligations under capital leases (9,300) (14,814)
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs 4,480 33,500
Shares purchased under normal course issuer bid (16,017) -
Cash (applied to) provided by financing activities (20,837) 18,686
(Decrease) increase in cash during the period (86,439) 138,051
Cash - Beginning of period 4,914,766 6,702,624
Cash - End of period$4,828,327 $6,840,675
Interest paid 1,102 2,694
Income taxes paid 39,287 14,785

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Christine Rozak
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    613-596-4120 x 2215