ClearOne Reports Third Quarter Results

ClearOne Reports Record 27% Revenue Growth

Oct 23, 2014, 09:00 ET from ClearOne

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights



  • Achieved record third quarter revenue of $15.7 million, up 27% year over year
  • Achieved 61% gross margin
  • Non-GAAP operating income increased 50% year over year
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA increased 44% year over year
  • Achieved intellectual property milestone with filing of 100th patent application

Financial Summary



(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)

Third Quarter


Year to Date


2014



2013



Change


2014



2013



Change

Revenue

$

15,739



$

12,366



27%


$

42,558



$

35,362



20%

Gross Profit

9,640



7,445



29%


25,406



21,308



19%

Non-GAAP Operating Income

3,485



2,329



50%


6,479



5,523



17%

Non-GAAP Net Income

1,792



1,684



6%


3,989



3,889



3%

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

3,758



2,608



44%


7,248



6,219



17%

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

$

0.19



$

0.18



6%


$

0.41



$

0.41



—%

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.

For the 2014 third quarter, revenue increased by 27% to $15.7 million, compared with $12.4 million for the third quarter of 2013.  Gross profit for the third quarter was $9.6 million, or 61% of revenue, compared with $7.4 million, or 60% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter increased by 50% to $3.5 million from $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income increased 6% to $1.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, from $1.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA for the 2014 third quarter increased 44% to $3.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, from $2.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, revenue increased 20% to $42.6 million from $35.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  Gross profit increased by 19% to $25.4 million, or 60% of revenue, compared with $21.3 million, or 60% of revenue, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  Non-GAAP operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 increased by 17% to $6.5 million from $5.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  Non-GAAP net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 remained relatively flat at $4.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, from $3.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA increased 17% to $7.2 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, from $6.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Revenue growth includes contributions from our recent acquisitions with Sabine contributing $1.3 million in revenue and Spontania contributing $180 thousand in revenue. Spontania added $301 thousand in new bookings. Increase in taxes due to changes in forecasts of our profitability mix across different tax jurisdictions around the world impacted net income for the third quarter of 2014.

ClearOne continued its stock repurchase plan in the third quarter, bringing the total repurchase amount to approximately $4.7 million against an allocation of $10 million.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $34.3 million at September 30, 2014, down from $42.7 million at December 31, 2013. The decrease is primarily due to the acquisitions of Sabine and Spontania, which closed in March and April of 2014, respectively.

"We continue to enjoy record revenue growth with solid profitability fueled by our strongest lineup of audio and visual solutions to date," said Zee Hakimoglu, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Strong demand for our professional audio products, including our innovative microphones, contributed to this impressive revenue growth. Our VIEW® Pro enterprise streaming system, which we started shipping last quarter exhibited positive momentum and our Spontania cloud-based media collaboration service continues to make encouraging inroads into the North American market. We believe this augurs well for our future revenue growth."

Continued Industry-Leading Innovation

During the quarter, ClearOne achieved an important intellectual property milestone when the company filed its 100th patent application in August. The company's portfolio comprises present and future patent protection in five strategic categories: Audio Signal Processing, Video Conferencing, Multimedia Network Streaming, Wireless, and Industrial Design. These patents were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and with international patent agencies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. To date, 61 of these patents have been granted with 39 more in process.

At the end of the third quarter, the company released five new models of digital wireless microphones for the European Union, which are expected to increase the footprint of its wireless microphones in Europe significantly. This new series of digital wireless microphones from ClearOne has been redesigned with a unique method for data compression that reduces the occupied bandwidth from 500 kHz to 200 kHz per channel to comply with European standards, without compromising the quality and fidelity of the reproduced audio signal.

During the quarter ClearOne also struck two separate partnerships with service providers to incorporate the Spontania cloud-based media collaboration platform into their workflow applications - one related to healthcare and the other to education. Industries such as healthcare, education, enterprise, finance, public sector, and others can take advantage of Spontania by integrating voice, video and web collaboration into their new or existing workflow processes.

In July, ClearOne was named by TMCnet™ as a recipient of the 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for its revolutionary Beamforming Microphone Array. One of TMC's most coveted awards, the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award honors exceptional products and services that facilitate voice, data, and video communications that were recently brought to market. Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, servicing niche markets within the communications and technology industries.

ClearOne was also profiled in the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG) for the ClearOne Premier Partner Program. Each year, CRN highlights the industry leaders in the telecom, cloud, and connectivity industries. It also recognizes industry leaders ready, willing, and able to help partners understand and benefit from technology convergence.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

ClearOne provides non-GAAP financial information in the form of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization ("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 operating income, non-GAAP net income, Adjusted EBITDA and corresponding earnings per share excludes certain costs and expenses, the details of which are provided below in the tables 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 financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with this release.

About ClearOne

ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications.  The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.  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 and forecasts of future growth and value, 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.

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CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except par value)

As of September 30,

2014

As of December 31,

2013

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

8,892

$

17,192

Marketable securities

5,785

3,200

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $71 and $129, respectively

9,658

9,378

Inventories, net

11,673

10,758

Distributor channel inventories

1,607

1,520

Deferred income taxes

3,378

3,325

Prepaid expenses and other assets

3,270

2,693

Total current assets

44,263

48,066

Long-term marketable securities

19,666

22,326

Long-term inventories, net

992

551

Property and equipment, net

2,106

1,825

Intangibles, net

8,767

3,710

Goodwill

12,596

3,472

Deferred income taxes

1,303

1,024

Other assets

114

87

Total assets

$

89,807

$

81,061

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

2,852

$

2,730

Accrued liabilities

4,452

1,761

Deferred product revenue

4,980

4,158

Total current liabilities

12,284

8,649

Deferred rent

256

286

Other long-term liabilities

2,395

1,791

Total liabilities

14,935

10,726

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 9,163,177 and 8,986,080 shares issued and outstanding

9

9

Additional paid-in capital

44,645

41,311

Accumulated other comprehensive income

83

23

Retained earnings

30,135

28,992

Total shareholders' equity

74,872

70,335

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

89,807

$

81,061

 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)

Quarter ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Revenue

$

15,739

$

12,366

$

42,558

$

35,362

Cost of goods sold

6,099

4,921

17,152

14,054

Gross profit

9,640

7,445

25,406

21,308

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing

2,791

2,220

8,504

6,575

Research and product development

2,315

1,788

6,886

5,497

General and administrative

1,487

1,405

5,079

4,639

Proceeds from litigation, net

(272)

(272)

Total operating expenses

6,593

5,141

20,469

16,439

Operating income

3,047

2,304

4,937

4,869

Other income, net

70

85

215

117

Income before income taxes

3,117

2,389

5,152

4,986

Provision for income taxes

1,471

726

2,082

1,548

Net income

$

1,646

$

1,663

$

3,070

$

3,438

Basic earnings per common share

$

0.18

$

0.18

$

0.33

$

0.38

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.17

$

0.18

$

0.32

$

0.36

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,198,730

9,027,764

9,182,875

9,090,903

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,607,644

9,406,941

9,615,878

9,485,808

Comprehensive income:

Net income

$

1,646

$

1,663

$

3,070

$

3,438

Unrealized gain(loss) on available-for-sale securities,

net of tax

(78)

55

60

(33)

   Comprehensive income

$

1,568

$

1,718

$

3,130

$

3,405

 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)

Quarter ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Revenue

$

15,739

$

12,366

$

42,558

$

35,362

Cost of goods sold

6,097

4,919

17,146

14,048

Gross profit

9,642

7,447

25,412

21,314

Operating expenses:

Sales and marketing

2,771

2,199

8,444

6,520

Research and product development

2,303

1,774

6,853

5,459

General and administrative

1,083

1,145

3,636

3,812

Total operating expenses

6,157

5,118

18,933

15,791

Non-GAAP operating income

3,485

2,329

6,479

5,523

Other income (expense), net

70

85

215

117

Income before income taxes

3,555

2,414

6,694

5,640

Provision for income taxes

1,763

730

2,705

1,751

Non-GAAP Net income

$

1,792

$

1,684

$

3,989

$

3,889

Basic Non-GAAP earnings per common share

$

0.19

$

0.19

$

0.43

$

0.43

Diluted Non-GAAP earnings per common share

$

0.19

$

0.18

$

0.41

$

0.41

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,198,730

9,027,764

9,182,875

9,090,903

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,607,644

9,406,941

9,615,878

9,485,808

GAAP Net Income

$

1,646

$

1,663

$

3,070

$

3,438

Adjustments:

Share-based compensation

98

79

266

205

Amortization of purchased intangibles

268

143

701

404

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

56

50

116

234

Acquisition related expenses

16

25

459

83

Proceeds from litigation

(272)

(272)

Total of adjustments before taxes

438

25

1,542

654

Income taxes affected by the above adjustments

292

4

623

203

      Total adjustments

146

21

919

451

Non-GAAP Net Income

$

1,792

$

1,684

$

3,989

$

3,889

 

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)

Quarter ended September 30,

Nine months ended September 30,

2014

2013

2014

2013

GAAP net income

$

1,646

$

1,663

$

3,070

$

3,438

Adjustments:

Provision for income taxes

1,471

726

2,082

1,548

Depreciation and amortization

471

337

1,255

983

Non-GAAP EBITDA

3,588

2,726

6,407

5,969

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

(272)

(272)

Share-based compensation

98

79

266

205

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

56

50

116

234

Acquisition related expenses

16

25

459

83

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,758

$

2,608

$

7,248

$

6,219

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,198,730

9,027,764

9,182,875

9,090,903

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,607,644

9,406,941

9,615,878

9,485,808

Basic Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA per common share

$

0.41

$

0.29

$

0.79

$

0.68

Diluted Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA per common share

$

0.39

$

0.28

$

0.75

$

0.66

 

Contact: Investor Relations 801-303-3555 investor_relations@clearone.com

SOURCE ClearOne



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