International Datacasting Corporation
TSX : IDC

International Datacasting Corporation

September 11, 2012 17:07 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces Solid Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters, today announced results for the second quarter fiscal 2013 period ended July 31, 2012.

The second quarter of fiscal 2013 was a challenging one for the Corporation, as it transitioned from a Business Acquisition Strategy ("BAQ") focus, to a strategy focused on growing the core business. This involved realigning priorities, and IDC's Board of Directors, while the Corporation became embroiled in a dissident shareholder proxy contest brought on by its former Executive Chairman and Director. Offsetting the cost of this activity, the results of the on-going operational turnaround began to positively impact the Corporation's operating expenses.

The Corporation's consolidated revenue for second quarter fiscal 2013 was $6.3 million down 15% from $7.4 million in second quarter fiscal 2012. Net income (loss) was ($305,000) compared to net income of $88,000 in the second quarter fiscal 2012. For the six months ended July 31, 2012, the Corporation reported consolidated revenues of $16.0 million and net income (loss) of ($512,000), compared to consolidated revenues of $15.7 million and net income (loss) of ($423,000) for the same period in the prior year. Excluding unusual operating charges, the Corporation's operating results were strong and would have reported a net income of $299,000 for the current quarter and $106,000 for the first half of fiscal 2013.

Financial Highlights

For the Three Months Ended July 31 2Q FY2013 vs. July 31 2Q FY2012

  • Revenue was $6.3 million, a decrease of 15%, compared to $7.4 million in 2Q fiscal 2012 mainly due to lower IDC Systems revenue from the completion of the DTH Broadcasting project in Kenya in Q1 2013.
  • Gross margin, as a percentage of revenue increased from 46% in 2Q fiscal 2012 to 47% in 2Q fiscal 2013.
  • Operating expenses decreased 2% to $3.2 million in 2Q fiscal 2013 from $3.3 million in 2Q fiscal 2012. Included in Q2 2013 Operating expenses were $604,000 related to the discontinued business acquisition strategy and the dissident shareholder proxy contest.
  • Operating income (loss) was a loss of ($ 285,000), or ($0.01) per share, compared to income $67,000 or $0.00 per share in 2Q fiscal 2012.
  • Net income (loss) was ($305,000), or ($0.01) per share, in 2Q fiscal 2013, compared to net earnings of $88,000, or $0.00 per share, in 2Q fiscal 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $442,000, an increase of 23% compared to the same period last year

Revenues for the IDC Products segment decreased 6% from $5.1 million to $4.8 million from second quarter fiscal 2012 to second quarter fiscal 2013. This is attributable to a decline in US markets, partially offset by strong growth in Latin America and Pacific Rim markets.

Revenues for the IDC Systems segment declined 35% from $2.2 million in second quarter fiscal 2012 to $1.4 million in second quarter fiscal 2013. The decrease in IDC Systems revenue is attributable to the completion of the first phase of DTH Broadcasting project in Kenya in Q1 2013.

During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, IDC successfully entered into three contracts valued in excess of $2 million to manage secure live and file based content distribution for premiere broadcasters serving the Latin American, North American and European markets. This includes Grupo ChileFilms, which owns and operates CINECOLOR SAT, a satellite cinema distribution system delivering content through Latin America. IDC was also selected by Eurovision, operated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for an enhanced news content distribution network. Additionally, IDC entered into a contract with towerCast, based in France, for the expansion of their vast radio broadcast network.

The Corporation continues to invest strategically in new content distribution products such as IDC LASER™ and Digital Tattoo™, which were both launched in first quarter and are gaining increased visibility in key markets through second quarter, including their European launch this week at IBC in Amsterdam and at the Asian launch, CommunicAsia, in June.

IDC continues to focus on managing costs, and as such, completed a restructuring to reduce the Corporation's cost base in the first quarter. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Board made the decision to discontinue an unsuccessful Business Acquisition Strategy to further reduce costs and focus on the Corporation's core business.

"In Q2, we dealt with unusual circumstances and associated costs as we discontinued our business acquisition strategy and dealt with the dissident shareholder issue. With that now behind us, the new Board in place, and our costs in line, we look forward to improved contribution from our enhanced product lines and new revenue opportunities presented by our recently launched products IDC LASER™ and Digital Tattoo™", stated Frederick Godard, President and CEO, IDC.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss this announcement. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-613-233-1979 / 1-866-696-5910 with the pass code 1746780. A taped replay will be available until September 13, 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 http://www.gowebcasting.com/3817 . 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, VOD 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 Thailand and Singapore, 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 services 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.

Unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the three and six months ended July 31, 2012, will be available at http://www.sedar.com/ or on the Investor Information section of IDC's website at www.datacast.com.

(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.

International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at July 31, 2012 and January 31, 2012
(Canadian dollars)
July 31,
2012
January 31, 2012
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash $ 4,313,160 $ 4,914,766
Short-term investments 75,000 2,336,800
Amount due from broker 2,309,580 -
Accounts receivable 5,872,228 4,673,727
Inventories 3,481,168 4,247,470
Other assets 1,159,900 722,882
Total Current Assets 17,211,036 16,895,645
Other assets 96,486 631,607
Capital assets 1,686,400 1,852,739
Deferred taxes 2,800,000 2,800,000
Total Non-Current Assets 4,582,886 5,284,346
TOTAL ASSETS $ 21,793,922 $ 22,179,991
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 3,480,175 $ 3,128,708
Customer deposits 1,029,545 755,761
Deferred revenue - current portion 463,831 882,827
Provisions 474,792 660,474
Obligations under capital leases - current portion 20,923 36,714
Total Current Liabilities 5,469,266 5,464,484
Long Term Liabilities
Deferred tax liability 26,283 -
Deferred revenue 87,990 -
Obligations under capital leases - 3,002
Total Long Term Liabilities 114,273 3,002
TOTAL LIABILITIES 5,583,539 5,467,486
Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 23,958,259 23,977,481
Contributed surplus 3,241,793 3,212,923
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (229,729 ) (229,729 )
Accumulated deficit (10,759,940 ) (10,248,170 )
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 16,210,383 16,712,505
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 21,793,922 $ 22,179,991
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
For the periods ended July 31, 2012 and 2011
(Canadian dollars, except for share data)
Three months ended Six months ended
July 31,
2012
July 31,
2011
July 31,
2012
July 31,
2011
REVENUE $ 6,284,050 $ 7,350,459 $ 15,975,151 $ 15,735,405
COST OF REVENUE 3,346,321 3,996,432 10,353,489 9,184,532
GROSS PROFIT 2,937,729 3,354,027 5,621,662 6,550,873
OPERATING EXPENSES
Selling, general and administrative 2,249,297 2,012,452 3,966,379 4,025,214
Research and development, net of investment tax credits 896,520 1,406,038 2,147,944 2,994,298
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 76,831 (131,046 ) (6,694 ) (6,123 )
Total operating expenses 3,222,648 3,287,444 6,107,629 7,013,389
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE OTHER ITEMS (284,919 ) 66,583 (485,967 ) (462,516 )
Realized gain (loss) on sale of short-term investments 1,580 - (27,220 ) -
Net interest income:
Interest income 20,459 7,488 44,975 13,276
Interest expense (8,220 ) (1,631 ) (9,322 ) (4,325 )
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES (271,100 ) 72,440 (477,534 ) (453,565 )
Income tax recovery (expense):
Current (7,184 ) 15,509 (7,953 ) 31,002
Deferred (26,283 ) - (26,283 ) -
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ (304,567 ) $ 87,949 $ (511,770 ) $ (422,563 )
Other comprehensive loss - - - -
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) $ (304,567 ) $ 87,949 $ (511,770 ) $ (422,563 )
NET EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
Basic $ (0.01 ) $ - $ (0.01 ) $ (0.01 )
Diluted $ (0.01 ) $ - $ (0.01 ) $ (0.01 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic 58,368,425 58,695,674 58,376,369 58,311,142
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted 58,368,425 59,874,758 58,376,369 58,311,142
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the periods ended July 31, 2012 and 2011
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended Six months ended
July 31, 2012 July 31, 2011 July 31,
2012
July 31,
2011
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income (loss) $ (304,567 ) $ 87,949 $ (511,770 ) $ (422,563 )
Add items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Depreciation 140,792 246,277 278,490 531,882
Deferred taxes 26,283 (15,509 ) 26,283 (31,017 )
Realized loss (gain) on sale of short-term investment (1,580 ) - 27,220 -
Realized and unrealized losses on derivatives 28,061 325,037 13,569 151,263
Stock-based compensation 13,896 44,124 21,292 106,493
(97,115 ) 687,878 (144,916 ) 336,058
Net change in non-cash working capital:
Accounts receivable (1,026,263 ) 439,420 (1,198,501 ) 2,775,703
Inventories 166,653 (418,270 ) 766,302 (622,379 )
Other assets (39,496 ) (240,279 ) 84,534 (82,175 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 402,869 (1,262,314 ) 351,467 (1,691,107 )
Customer deposits 758,209 284,021 273,784 (848,260 )
Deferred revenue (258,164 ) 454,084 (331,006 ) 431,735
Provisions (293,003 ) 117 (185,682 ) (99,390 )
Net cash provided by (applied to) operating activities (386,310 ) (55,343 ) (384,018 ) 200,185
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of capital assets (44,257 ) (197,052 ) (112,151 ) (333,215 )
Purchase of short-term investment (75,000 ) - (75,000 ) -
Net cash applied to investing activities (119,257 ) (197,052 ) (187,151 ) (333,215 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Repayments of obligations under capital leases (9,493 ) (13,485 ) (18,793 ) (28,299 )
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs - 116,263 4,480 149,763
Repurchase of common shares, net of costs (107 ) - (16,124 ) -
Net cash provided by (applied to) financing activities (9,600 ) 102,778 (30,437 ) 121,464
Net decrease in cash during the period (515,167 ) (149,617 ) (601,606 ) (11,566 )
CASH - Beginning of period 4,828,327 6,840,675 4,914,766 6,702,624
CASH - End of period $ 4,313,160 $ 6,691,058 $ 4,313,160 $ 6,691,058
Supplemental cash flow information:
Interest paid $ 1,839 $ 1,631 $ 2,941 $ 4,325
Income taxes paid $ - $ - $ 39,287 $ -
International Datacasting Corporation
Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
Adjusted Earnings Before Income Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA)
For the periods ended July 31, 2012 and 2011
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended Six months ended
July 31, 2012 July 31, 2011 July 31, 2012 July 31, 2011
Net income (loss) $ (304,567 ) $ 87,949 $ (511,770 ) $ (422,563 )
Add back:
Shareholder dissent expense 403,439 - 403,439 -
Incremental external business acquisition expense 199,670 - 213,940 -
Depreciation and amortization expense 140,793 285,605 278,490 531,883
Restructuring expense (30,741 ) - 191,288 -
Income tax expense (recovery) 33,467 (15,509 ) 34,236 (31,002 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 442,061 $ 358,045 $ 609,623 $ 78,318

In this release, the Corporation 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, the Corporation'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, investing, and financing activities.

The Corporation believes 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 charges (shareholder dissent, and incremental external business acquisition costs), and restructuring.

Contact Information

  • International Datacasting Corporation
    Christine Rozak
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    613-596-4120 x 2215
    crozak@datacast.com