International Datacasting Corporation
TSX : IDC

International Datacasting Corporation

September 06, 2011 17:00 ET

International Datacasting Corporation Announces Solid Second Quarter FY2012 Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2011) -

Attn: Business/High-Tech Editors

International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a global leader in digital content distribution solutions for the world's premiere broadcasters, announced its financial results today for the six and three month periods ended July 31, 2011. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

IDC's sequential quarterly results were impacted by a slowdown in economic activity, with a decrease in revenues of 12% from 1Q FY2012 to 2Q FY2012. This economic uncertainty was identified in IDC's 1Q results as being an ongoing factor. IDC's gross margins improved by 8 percentage points compared to 1Q FY2012 as a result of ongoing design and manufacturing cost efficiencies and changes in product mix during second quarter FY2012. Operating costs declined by 5% over 1Q FY2012 and net earnings increased to $88,000 in 2Q FY2012 from a loss of $511,000 in 1Q FY2012. Notwithstanding the decline in revenue, higher margins and lower operating expenses led to a positive EBITDA(1) of $313,000 in the quarter from a loss of $243,000 in the prior quarter.

Financial Highlights: 2Q FY2012 vs. 1Q FY2012 (quarter over quarter)

  • Revenue of $7.4 million, down 12% from $8.4 million in 1Q FY2012

  • Gross margins were up from 38% to 46% in 2Q FY2012

  • EBITDA(1) increased to $313,000 compared to a loss of $243,000 in 1Q FY2012

  • Net earnings increased to $88,000 in 2Q FY2012 from a loss of $511,000 in 1Q FY2012

  • Operating expenses declined by 5% to $3.4 million in 2Q FY2012

Financial Highlights: 2Q FY2012 vs. 2Q FY2011 (year over year)

  • Revenue of $7.4 million in 2Q FY2012 decreased from $8.6 million in 2Q FY2011

  • Gross margin increased to 46% from 44% in 2Q FY2011

  • EBITDA(1) was $313,000, a decrease of $584,000 from $897,000 in 2Q FY2011

  • Net earnings of $88,000 in 2Q FY2012 vs. earnings of $517,000 in 2Q FY2011

Note that the results in 2Q FY2011 were positively impacted by the roll-out of digital cinema products related to the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

International Datacasting showed a stronger first half FY2012 compared to the same six month period in FY2011. IDC posted revenues of $15.7 million in the first half FY2012, up 13% from $14 million in the same period FY2011. Revenues increased by 18%, when excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange from the relative strengthening of the Canadian dollar. The first half of FY2012 also showed an increase in gross margins to 48% in the IDC Product segment compared to 43% for the IDC Product segment in the first half of FY2011.

Financial Highlights: 1H FY2012 vs. 1H FY2011 (six month period)

  • Revenue of $15.7 million in 1H FY2012 increased 13% from $14.0 million in 1H FY2011

  • Gross margin decreased to 42% from 44% in 1H FY2011

  • EBITDA(1) was $69,000, an increase from a loss of $767,000 in 1H FY2011

  • Net loss of $423,000 in 1H FY2012 vs. a loss of $1,457,000 in 1H FY2011

"We realized some effect of the global economic slowdown in the second quarter as expected," stated Adam Adamou, IDC Executive Chairman. "While our revenues were lower, our gross margins improved due to ongoing product line enhancements and cost efficiencies in manufacturing. This resulted in an increase in our gross profits versus the prior quarter. We remain cautiously optimistic that our economic activity for the second half of the year will be stronger than in the first half."

"IDC continues to strengthen our core product offerings for broadcasters worldwide," stated Frederick Godard, IDC President & CEO. "With a focus on emerging geographic markets, product innovation, and a tight control on costs, our goal is to weather the near term economic uncertainty without losing site of operating efficiency or customer's interests. We expect to stay ahead of the competition curve in this evolving content distribution market."

Financial Summary & Conference Call

A summary presentation and financial analysis of our financial results will be available on our website at www.datacast.com on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. A conference call will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8:30a.m. ET to discuss this announcement. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-613-233-1979/1-866-696-5910 with the participant pass code 6052866. A taped replay will be available until September 8, 2011 at 10:00a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-408-3053 and reference pass code 8365116. To access the live audio webcast visit: http://www.gowebcasting.com/2790. The webcast will be archived here for 365 days. Related slides and transcripts will be posted on the Investor section of the website at: www.datacast.com

A complete set of Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the six and three months ended July 31, 2011 will be available at www.sedar.com or on the Investor Information section of IDC's website at www.datacast.com.

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. The forward-looking statements are subject to change and IDC disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information or events or otherwise unless required to do so by the applicable securities legislation.

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, distance learning, 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.

(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") are a non-Canadian GAAP, non-IFRS financial measure. EBITDA is not an earnings measure recognized by Canadian GAAP and 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
July 31, 2011 January 31, 2011
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash$6,691,058 $6,702,624
Accounts receivable 7,840,725 10,616,428
Inventories 4,396,763 3,774,384
Prepaid expenses and other assets - current portion 909,661 962,544
Total Current Assets 19,838,207 22,055,980
Non-Current Assets
Prepaid expenses and other assets - long term portion 640,885 105,090
Equipment 2,048,943 2,140,448
Deferred taxes 2,800,000 2,800,000
Intangible assets 77,541 232,625
Total Non-Current Assets 5,567,369 5,278,163
Total Assets$25,405,576 $27,334,143
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$3,662,063 $5,401,092
Provisions 558,816 658,206
Customer deposits 1,459,854 2,308,114
Obligations under capital leases - current portion 43,707 53,215
Deferred revenue 1,026,147 594,412
Total Current Liabilities 6,750,587 9,015,039
Long Term Liabilities
Obligations under capital leases 20,925 39,716
Deferred tax liability 15,508 46,525
Total Non-Current Liabilities 36,433 86,241
Total Liabilities 6,787,020 9,101,280
Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 24,015,268 23,229,720
Contributed surplus 3,189,690 3,166,982
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (229,729) (229,729)
Accumulated deficit (8,356,673) (7,934,110)
Total Shareholders' Equity 18,618,556 18,232,863
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity$25,405,576 $27,334,143
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Earnings and Comprehensive (Loss) Income
For the Six Months
Ended
For the Three Months
Ended
July 31, 2011 July 31, 2010 July 31, 2011 July 31, 2010
Revenue $ 15,735,405 $ 13,967,140 $ 7,350,459 $ 8,571,084
Cost of revenue 9,184,532 7,859,631 3,996,432 4,827,561
Gross profit 6,550,873 6,107,509 3,354,027 3,743,523
Operating expenses
Selling, general and administrative 4,025,214 4,867,850 2,012,452 2,059,243
Research and development, net of investment tax credits 2,994,298 2,700,807 1,406,038 1,242,693
7,019,512 7,568,657 3,418,490 3,301,936
Operating (loss) income (468,639 ) (1,461,148 ) (64,463 ) 441,587
Interest (expense) income
Long-term (4,325 ) (5,860 ) (1,631 ) (2,084 )
Short-term 13,276 9,898 7,488 2,670
Foreign exchange gain 6,123 41,108 131,046 106,605
(Loss) earnings before income taxes (453,565 ) (1,416,002 ) 72,440 548,778
Income tax recovery (expense) 31,002 (40,702 ) 15,509 (31,640 )
Net (loss) earnings $ (422,563 ) $ (1,456,704 ) $ 87,949 $ 517,138
Other comprehensive loss
Unrealized loss on translation of self sustaining foreign operations - (229,729 ) - (15,385 )
Other comprehensive loss - (229,729 ) - (15,385 )
Comprehensive (loss) income $ (422,563 ) $ (1,686,433 ) $ 87,949 $ 501,753
Net (loss) earnings per share
Basic $ (0.01 ) $ (0.03 ) $ 0.00 $ 0.01
Diluted $ (0.01 ) $ (0.03 ) $ 0.00 $ 0.01
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic (Note 11) 58,311,142 57,468,381 58,695,674 57,043,663
Diluted (Note 11) 58,311,142 57,468,381 59,874,758 57,172,133
International Datacasting Corporation
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Six Months
Ended
For the Three Months
Ended
July 31, 2011 July 31, 2010 July 31, 2011 July 31, 2010
Operating Activities
Net (loss) earnings $ (422,563 ) $ (1,456,704 ) $ 87,949 $ 517,138
Add items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Amortization 531,882 653,153 246,277 349,174
Deferred taxes (31,017 ) (31,016 ) (15,509 ) (15,508 )
Stock-based compensation 106,493 182,710 44,124 89,202
Cash provided by (applied to) operations before changes in working capital 184,795 (651,857 ) 362,841 940,006
Net change in operating components of working capital (Note 9) 15,390 3,796,001 (418,184 ) 1,925,601
Cash provided by (applied to) operating activities 200,185 3,144,144 (55,343 ) 2,865,607
Investing activities
Additions to equipment (333,215 ) (208,271 ) (197,052 ) (32,791 )
Cash applied to investing activities (333,215 ) (208,271 ) (197,052 ) (32,791 )
Financing activities
Repayments of obligations under capital leases (28,299 ) (42,208 ) (13,485 ) (21,269 )
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs 149,763 35,798 116,263 30,298
Cash provided by (applied to) financing activities 121,464 (6,410 ) 102,778 9,029
(Decrease) increase in cash during the period (11,566 ) 2,929,463 (149,617 ) 2,841,845
Cash - Beginning of period 6,702,624 4,675,868 6,840,675 4,763,486
Cash - End of period $ 6,691,058 $ 7,605,331 $ 6,691,058 $ 7,605,331
Interest paid 4,325 7,266 1,631 3,490
Income taxes paid 14,785 139,010 - -

Contact Information

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