International Datacasting Corporation
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International Datacasting Corporation

April 29, 2013 17:00 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2013) - International Datacasting Corporation ("IDC") (TSX:IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution solutions for the world's premiere broadcasters, announced its financial results today for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. All amounts in this release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Financial Highlights:

(in millions, except for gross margin and net loss per share)

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenues:
IDC Products $ 4.8 $ 3.3 $ 18.7 $ 18.4
IDC Systems $ 1.4 $ 3.1 $ 10.5 $ 11.0
Total revenues $ 6.2 $ 6.4 $ 29.2 $ 29.4
Gross profit $ 2.4 $ 1.6 $ 11.1 $ 11.3
Gross margin 39 % 25 % 38 % 38 %
Operating expenses $ 3.4 $ 3.3 $ 12.1 $ 13.7
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ (0.2 ) $ (0.4 ) $ 1.3 $ (0.1 )
Net loss $ (1.0 ) $ (1.7 ) $ (1.0 ) $ (2.3 )
Net loss per share $ (0.02 ) $ (0.03 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.04 )

Fourth Quarter Results

Revenues totaled $6.2 million for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2013, representing a 4% decline from the prior year's fourth quarter. Product revenues grew by 46% as a result of an increase in the average dollar value per sales order compared to the same quarter in Fiscal 2012. Systems sales declined by 57%, due primarily to the completion of the Direct-to-Home Broadcasting project in Kenya during the first quarter of Fiscal 2013. IDC anticipates that revenue will be materially lower going forward in this segment as the company shifts its focus to the higher margin and more scalable products business. IDC has recently launched new products targeted at high growth areas including the LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform and the STAR Pro Audio solution and is expected to be the catalyst for improved margins and revenue growth.

(1) Adjusted earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") is a non-GAAP financial measure. The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss) is provided at the end of this release.

During the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2013, gross margins improved to 39% from 25% in the same quarter in Fiscal 2012 mainly due to lower inventory impairment charges. Excluding inventory impairments, gross margins would have been 40% and 37%, respectively.

IDC generated a slight loss on an adjusted EBITDA basis for the quarter, a $0.2 million improvement over the comparable period. IDC's balance sheet remains healthy with a working capital ratio of 3.2 to 1 and liquid assets of $7.0 million at January 31, 2013.

Del Lippert, Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board of IDC, stated, "During fourth quarter of Fiscal 2013, we made solid progress in building a stronger management team and expect to benefit from this over the course of Fiscal 2014 and beyond." Lippert added, "We are confident that our next generation STAR and LASER™ solutions position us well to gain share in the global broadcast markets."

Rick Clements, Chief Financial Officer of IDC, stated, "During the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2013, we continued to focus on delivering strong revenue growth at higher gross margin within the IDC Products segment, enabling IDC to incur only a small loss on an adjusted EBITDA basis despite the management shake-up during the quarter. For fiscal year 2013, we executed against our cost reduction goals with an operating loss improvement of $1.4 million primarily due to corporate restructuring." Clements added, "We remain very focused on delivering a significant improvement in our operating margin in Fiscal 2014 and beyond, which we believe will drive increased shareholder value. In addition, the improvement in our pipeline as a result of a successful NAB event is a further step toward ultimately realizing revenue goals over the long-term."

For further information on IDC's fourth quarter and fiscal year-end 2013 results, refer to the audited consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis that will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) after the Toronto Stock Exchange closes on April 29, 2013.

Financial Summary & Conference Call

This announcement will be followed by a Management conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, to discuss the results, and to respond to questions from investors.

Del Lippert, IDC's Interim CEO, invites all interested parties to participate in the conference call.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:

DATE: Tuesday April 30, 2013
TIME: 8:30 a.m. ET
DIAL-IN NUMBERS: 613-233-1979 / 1-866-696-5910
PARTICIPANT CODE: 9700180
INSTANT REPLAY: 1-800-408-3053
Passcode: 2957964
Available until May 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. ET

WEBCAST: A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at the following link: http://www.gowebcasting.com/4319. This webcast will be archived here for 365 days. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion platform, and the Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway. The company's products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" and/or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All forward - looking information and forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. All statements other than statements which are reporting results as well as statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements that may involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors; many of which are beyond the ability of IDC to control or predict.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Risk factors that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to:

  • competitive developments;
  • risks associated with IDC's growth;
  • expectations regarding new product initiatives and timing, including the STAR Pro Audio solution, LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform and Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway
  • any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC's business and/or manufacturing procedures;
  • any difficulties or disputes with IDC's subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers;
  • IDC's dependence on the development and growth of the satellite services market;
  • a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC's products and services;
  • IDC's reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue;
  • expectations with respect to the sufficiency of its financial resources and liquidity;
  • regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement.

More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com,

Except as expressly required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.

INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AS AT JANUARY 31, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars)
2013 2012
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash$4,943,025 $4,839,766
Short-term investments 75,000 2,411,800
Available-for-sale investments 1,986,510 -
Accounts receivable 6,145,251 4,673,727
Inventories 2,449,121 4,247,470
Other assets 443,519 722,882
Total Current Assets 16,042,426 16,895,645
Non-Current Assets
Other assets 28,215 631,607
Capital assets 1,312,544 1,852,739
Deferred taxes 2,800,000 2,800,000
Total Non-Current Assets 4,140,759 5,284,346
TOTAL ASSETS$20,183,185 $22,179,991
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable$1,842,762 $1,781,257
Accrued liabilities 1,839,545 1,347,451
Customer deposits 363,936 755,761
Deferred revenue - current portion 433,480 882,827
Provisions 440,167 660,474
Obligations under capital leases - current portion 2,999 36,714
Current tax liability 19,326 -
Total Current Liabilities 4,942,215 5,464,484
Non-Current Liabilities
Deferred tax liability 23,063 -
Deferred revenue 55,277 -
Obligations under capital leases - 3,002
Total Non-Current Liabilities 78,340 3,002
TOTAL LIABILITIES 5,020,555 5,467,486
Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 23,406,259 23,977,481
Contributed surplus 3,263,245 3,212,923
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (243,209) (229,729)
Accumulated deficit (11,263,665) (10,248,170)
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 15,162,630 16,712,505
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$20,183,185 $22,179,991
International Datacasting Corporation
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars, except for share data)
Three months ended
(unaudited)
Twelve months ended
(audited)
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
REVENUE$6,149,435 $6,416,655 $29,235,682 $29,406,231
COST OF REVENUE 3,786,189 4,795,082 18,145,913 18,092,651
GROSS PROFIT 2,363,246 1,621,573 11,089,769 11,313,580
OPERATING EXPENSES
Selling, general and administrative 2,361,015 2,215,155 7,956,362 8,244,360
Research and development, net of investment tax credits 1,078,180 1,206,800 4,140,484 5,547,888
Foreign exchange gain (6,943) (118,187) (4,670) (106,882)
Total operating expenses 3,432,252 3,303,768 12,092,176 13,685,366
OPERATING LOSS BEFORE OTHER ITEMS (1,069,006) (1,682,195) (1,002,407) (2,371,786)
Realized loss on sale of short-term investments - - (27,220) -
Net interest income:
Interest income 19,606 20,443 67,195 45,941
Interest expense 5,429 - (5,720) (5,799)
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (1,043,971) (1,661,752) (968,152) (2,331,644)
Income tax expense:
Current (2,325) (73,712) (21,060) (27,018)
Deferred - - (26,283) -
NET LOSS$(1,046,296)$(1,735,464)$(1,015,495)$(2,358,662)
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS, NET OF TAXES
Change in fair value of available-for-sale investments (9,660) - (13,480) -
Total other comprehensive loss, net of taxes (9,660) - (13,480) -
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS$(1,055,956)$(1,735,464)$(1,028,975)$(2,358,662)
NET LOSS PER SHARE
Basic$(0.02)$(0.03)$(0.02)$(0.04)
Diluted$(0.02)$(0.03)$(0.02)$(0.04)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic 57,384,642 58,410,946 57,908,795 59,378,002
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted 57,384,642 58,410,946 57,908,795 59,378,002
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended
(unaudited)
Twelve months ended
(audited)
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss$(1,046,296)$(1,690,862)$(1,015,495)$(2,314,060)
Add items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Depreciation and amortization 494,475 185,451 895,704 956,469
Deferred taxes (20,757) - 23,063 (46,525)
Realized loss on sale of short-term investment - - 27,220 -
Unrealized losses (gains) on derivatives (22,787) (103,914) 102,509 77,648
Stock-based compensation - (33,265) 42,744 93,933
(595,365) (1,642,590) 75,745 (1,232,535)
Net change in non-cash working capital:
Accounts receivable (22,150) 1,683,211 (1,471,524) 5,942,701
Inventories 284,122 608,028 1,597,720 (473,086)
Other assets 120,647 372,545 237,075 187,497
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 207,050 (627,598) 544,770 (2,205,764)
Customer deposits 117,164 (458,333) (391,825) (1,552,353)
Deferred revenue (315,966) 56,757 (394,070) 288,415
Provisions 16,312 75,288 (220,307) 2,268
Current tax liability 1,789 - 19,326 -
Net cash provided by (applied to) operating activities (186,397) 67,308 (3,090) 957,143
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of capital assets (29,437) (48,092) (154,880) (502,755)
Proceeds from redemption of short-term investment - - 2,309,580 -
Purchase of short-term investment - (2,411,800) - (2,411,800)
Purchase of available-for-sale investments - - (1,999,990) -
Net cash provided by (applied to) investing activities (29,437) (2,459,892) 154,710 (2,914,555)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Repayments of obligations under capital leases (8,888) (11,136) (36,717) (53,215)
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs - 7,776 4,480 158,913
Repurchase of common shares, net of costs - (11,144) (16,124) (11,144)
Net cash provided by (applied to) financing activities (8,888) (14,504) (48,361) 94,554
Net increase (decrease) in cash during the period (224,722) (2,407,088) 103,259 (1,862,858)
CASH - Beginning of period 5,167,747 7,246,854 4,839,766 6,702,624
CASH - End of period$4,943,025 $4,839,766 $4,943,025 $4,839,766
International Datacasting Corporation
Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
Adjusted Earnings Before Income Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA)
For the periods ended January 31, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended Twelve months ended
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
January 31,
2013
January 31,
2012
Net loss reported under IFRS$(1,046,296)$(1,735,464)$(1,015,495)$(2,314,060)
Add back:
Depreciation expense 494,475 239,136 895,704 956,469
Dissident shareholder expense - - 403,439 -
Restructuring expense 20,000 124,661 307,665 160,133
Inventory impairment charge 112,564 779,821 233,080 979,821
Incremental external business acquisition expense - - 213,940 -
Severance relating to senior management 178,913 141,969 178,913 141,969
Income tax expense (recovery) 2,325 73,712 47,343 (19,507)
Adjusted EBITDA$(238,019)$(376,165)$1,264,589 $(95,175)

In this release, IDC has presented Adjusted EBITDA, which is a "non-GAAP financial measure" and accordingly it is not an earnings measure recognized by IFRS and does not carry standard prescribed significance. Moreover, IDC's method for calculating Adjusted EBITDA may differ from that used by other companies using the same designation. Accordingly, we caution readers that Adjusted EBITDA should not be substituted for determining net income (loss) as an indicator of operating results or as a substitution for cash flows from operating and investing activities.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful and useful financial metric to investors and analysts for measuring and predicting its operating performance by excluding income taxes, depreciation and amortization as well as unusual and/or non-recurring charges as noted in the above table. While inventory impairment charges are not unusual for our satellite communication industry due to the rapid technological change, we have excluded this item from EBITDA given the unusually large inventory write- off in the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2012.

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