ClearOne Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results Company Reports Strongest Ever First-Quarter Revenues that Demonstrate Traction from Newly Acquired Businesses

SALT LAKE CITY, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

For the 2013 first quarter, revenue for the first time in the first quarter surpassed $11 million, totaling $11.3 million compared with  $10.2 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 11%.  Gross profit was $7.0 million, or 62% of revenue, compared with  $6.1 million, or 60% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating income increased by 48% to $1.4 million compared with $953 thousand during the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income grew 54% to $966 thousand, or $0.10 per diluted share, from $626 thousand, or $0.07 per diluted share. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA increased 34% to $1.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share compared with $1.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012.

The reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP measures is available in the tables attached to this release.

At March 31, 2013, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $42.6 million, down from $55.5 million on December 31, 2012. The cash position at the end of the quarter reflects the final net amount retained from the December 2012 $45 million favorable settlement relating to auction-rate securities, after paying $13.8 million of associated income taxes and $6.75 million in attorneys' fees.

"We are pleased that the results, which include record revenues for the seasonally slower first quarter, reflect meaningful contributions from our recent strategic acquisitions of video technology. Newly introduced professional audio products also significantly contributed to this record revenue," said Zee Hakimoglu, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ClearOne. "Share of video products in our revenue mix has grown significantly, reflecting its increasing importance to our future growth. We continue to evaluate various measures to increase shareholder value, including internal investments in technology, operations, sales and marketing, modest strategic acquisitions, and other alternatives to benefit the company and all shareholders."

The first quarter results do not consider the expected receipt of approximately $500,000 in attorneys' fees previously paid to indemnify the company's former CFO, as the Utah Supreme Court's favorable ruling was received in April 2013, after the conclusion of the company's first quarter.

Recent highlights

  • February 2013. The company introduced its new line of software-based video conferencing solutions to its established Professional AV channel distributors, which is expected to generate additional revenue in the remainder of 2013.
  • February 2013. The company announced the promotion of David Traeger to Vice President, Professional Audio Visual Sales throughout North America and Latin America. Traeger will be responsible for developing and growing sales of ClearOne's full line of products, including the COLLABORATE® suite of software-based video conferencing solutions, in the Professional AV channel.
  • March 2013. The company announced the shipment of its Beamforming Microphone Array to complement its professionally installed audio conferencing product lines. The Beamforming Microphone Array is the industry's first professional-grade microphone array with patent-pending audio beamforming with adaptive steering and next generation AEC technology. This unique product differentiates ClearOne in the market and is expected to drive higher adoption of ClearOne's CONVERGE® line of professional audio products.
  • March 2013. The company announced the shipment of its new WS800 Digital Wireless Microphone System to complement its professionally installed audio conferencing product lines. The microphone system uses radio-frequency digital wireless signal transmission technology with highly secure encryption and is optimized to work with CONVERGE®  Pro and INTERACT® Pro products. The introduction of this wireless microphone system provides partners with a more complete ClearOne branded solution set and further extends ClearOne's reach in the large Pro AV microphone market.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
ClearOne provides non-GAAP financial information in the form of Non-GAAP net income, Adjusted EBITDA and corresponding earnings per share to investors to supplement GAAP financial information.  ClearOne believes that excluding certain items from GAAP results allows ClearOne's management to better understand ClearOne's consolidated financial performance from period to period as management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of underlying operating performance.  Non-GAAP net income, Adjusted EBITDA and corresponding earnings per share excludes certain costs and expenses, the details of which are provided in the tables below containing the reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures.  The exclusion of these items in the non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.  ClearOne believes non-GAAP financial measures will provide investors with useful information to help them evaluate ClearOne's operating results and projections.  This non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  There are limitations to the use of non-GAAP financial measures.  Other companies, including companies in ClearOne's industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than ClearOne does, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.  A detailed reconciliation of Non-GAAP net income to GAAP net income is included with this news release.

About ClearOne
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio and visual communications.  The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, scalability and reliability.  More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on present circumstances and on ClearOne's predictions with respect to events that have not occurred, that may not occur, or that may occur with different consequences and timing than those now assumed or anticipated.  Such forward-looking statements, including acquisitions or investments the company may make to fuel growth, the purchase of common stock under the company's stock repurchase program and any statements of the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and ClearOne assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

http://investors.clearone.com

Contact:
Brent Johnson
Investor Relations
801-303-3577
brent.johnson@clearone.com

 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except par value)

 



As of

Mar. 31, 2013


As of

Dec. 31, 2012

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

42,580



$

55,509


Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $60 and $60, respectively

7,927



8,388


Inventories, net

11,604



10,873


Deferred income taxes

3,148



3,148


Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,793



1,369


Total current assets

67,052



79,287


Long-term inventories, net

1,813



1,955


Property and equipment, net

1,790



1,708


Intangibles, net

4,115



4,258


Goodwill

3,472



3,472


Deferred income taxes

1,195



1,195


Other assets

62



64


Total assets

$

79,499



$

91,939


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

3,912



$

2,302


Accrued liabilities

2,005



2,143


Income taxes payable



14,782


Deferred product revenue

4,192



3,593


Total current liabilities

10,109



22,820


Deferred rent

401



422


Other long-term liabilities

2,029



2,029


Total liabilities

12,539



25,271


Shareholders' equity:




Common stock, par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 9,105,029 and 9,163,462 shares issued and outstanding

9



9


Additional paid-in capital

39,991



40,430


Retained earnings

26,960



26,229


Total shareholders' equity

66,960



66,668


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

79,499



$

91,939


 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)

 



Three months ended Mar. 31,


2013


2012

Revenue

$

11,293



$

10,154


Cost of goods sold

4,294



4,046


Gross profit

6,999



6,108






Operating expenses:




Sales and marketing

2,267



2,134


Research and product development

1,866



2,008


General and administrative

1,797



1,480


Proceeds from litigation, net



(250)


Total operating expenses

5,930



5,372






Operating income

1,069



736


Other income (expense), net

(14)



16


Income before income taxes

1,055



752


Provision for income taxes

324



274


Net income

$

731



$

478






Basic earnings per common share

$

0.08



$

0.05


Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.08



$

0.05






Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,152,859



9,098,152


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,394,181



9,246,310


 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)

 




Three months ended Mar. 31, 2013


Three months ended Mar. 31, 2012



GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP

Revenue


$

11,293



$



$

11,293



$

10,154



$



$

10,154


Cost of goods sold


4,294



(2)



4,292



4,046



(1)



4,045


Gross profit


6,999



2



7,001



6,108



1



6,109















Operating expenses:













Sales and marketing


2,267



(15)



2,252



2,134



(13)



2,121


Research and product development


1,866



(11)



1,855



2,008



(7)



2,001


General and administrative


1,797



(311)



1,486



1,480



(446)



1,034


Proceeds from litigation








(250)



250




Total operating expenses


5,930



(337)



5,593



5,372



(216)



5,156















Operating income


1,069



339



1,408



736



217



953


Other income (expense), net


(14)





(14)



16





16


Income before income taxes


1,055



339



1,394



752



217



969


Provision for income taxes


324



104



428



274



69



343


Net income


$

731



$

235



$

966



$

478



$

148



$

626















Basic earnings per common share


$

0.08





$

0.11



$

0.05





$

0.07


Diluted earnings per common share


$

0.08





$

0.10



$

0.05





$

0.07















Basic weighted average shares outstanding


9,152,859





9,152,859



9,098,152





9,098,152


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


9,394,181





9,394,181



9,246,310





9,246,310















The adjustments consist of the following:













Share-based compensation




$

59







$

51




Amortization of purchased intangibles




143







102




Legal expenses for litigation relating to indemnification of former officers, theft of our intellectual property claims and our claim for damages




89







127




Acquisition related expenses




48







187




Proceeds from litigation, net of legal expenses and special bonus to key litigation participants










(250)




Total of adjustments before taxes




339







217




Income taxes affected by the above adjustments




104







69




Total adjustments




$

235







$

148




 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)

 




Three months ended Mar. 31,



2013


2012

GAAP net income


$

731



$

478


Adjustments:





Provision for income taxes


324



274


Depreciation and amortization


323



312


Non-GAAP EBITDA


1,378



1,064


Proceeds from litigation, net of legal expenses and special bonus to officers




(250)


Share-based compensation


59



51


Legal expenses for litigation relating to indemnification of former officers, theft of our intellectual property claims and our claim for damages


89



127


Acquisition related expenses


48



187


Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA


$

1,574



$

1,179







Basic weighted average shares outstanding


9,152,859



9,098,152


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


9,394,181



9,246,310







Basic Adjusted EBITDA per common share


$

0.17



$

0.13


Diluted Adjusted EBITDA per common share


$

0.17



$

0.13


SOURCE ClearOne



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