SEATTLE, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE: GYI), the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. Quarterly Highlights * Revenue increased 5.5 percent to $209 million compared to the third quarter of 2006 * Earnings per diluted share were $0.43 or $0.47 excluding a restructuring charge * Cash provided by operating activities was $57 million in the quarter * Re-engineered search with launch of new site * Expanded multi-site strategy * Entered commercial music licensing business * Launched revolutionary low-resolution web use product "We have made tremendous progress expanding beyond our traditional creative stills imagery business on our way to becoming a complete digital media company," said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chief executive officer. "During the last few months, we have re-engineered search with the launch of the new gettyimages.com, cemented our leadership position in the fast growing entertainment imagery business, expanded our multi-media and editorial footage offerings, launched an innovative new web-resolution product, entered the music industry, and launched our new Soundtrack digital music service. We are seeing tremendous growth in many parts of our business, have excellent potential in large addressable markets for music licensing and consumer, and are realistic about the challenges as we lead our industry forward through a time of change and opportunity." Revenue increased 5.5 percent to $208.9 million from $197.9 million in the third quarter of 2006. Excluding the effects of changes in currency exchange rates, revenue grew 2.1 percent. Revenue growth came from increasing licenses for editorial and micropayment imagery, digital asset management, photo assignments, and publicity distribution. This growth was partially offset by lower revenues in the company's traditional creative stills business. As a percentage of revenue, cost of revenue was 26.9 percent, compared to 25.4 percent in the prior year due to changes in the composition of the company's royalty free business. Other royalty free revenue is growing fast and has a lower gross margin than the traditional single image royalty free collections. Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) totaled $84.0 million or 40.2 percent of revenue for the third quarter of 2007, compared to $73.6 million or 37.2 percent of revenue in the third quarter of 2006. The increase over the prior year is directly attributable to recently acquired companies, the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and investments that the company is making in areas that will drive future growth. The company undertook a restructuring during the quarter to reduce certain expenses resulting in a charge of $4.2 million. Income from operations was $39.8 million. Excluding the restructuring charge of $4.2 million, income from operations was $44.0 million or 21.1 percent of revenue in the third quarter of 2007 compared to $54.2 million in the third quarter of 2006. Net income for the third quarter of 2007 was $25.7 million with earnings per diluted share of $0.43, or $0.47 excluding the restructuring charge, compared to $37.3 million and $0.62 in the third quarter of 2006. Cash balances were $303.0 million at September 30, 2007. During the quarter, the company paid down $40 million on its senior credit facility from existing cash balances leaving $80 million outstanding. Net cash provided by operating activities during the third quarter of 2007 was $56.9 million. Business Outlook The following forward-looking statements reflect Getty Images' expectations as of November 1, 2007. The company currently does not intend to update these forward-looking statements until the next quarterly results announcement. For the full year 2007, the company expects revenue of approximately $850 million. This implies revenue of approximately $210 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. The company expects full year diluted earnings per share of approximately $2.10, which includes about $0.10 per share for non-recurring items, comprised of the costs associated with a terminated acquisition in the first quarter of 2007, professional fees associated with the stock option review in the first and second quarters, and the restructuring charge in the third quarter. Excluding these items, the company would have expected diluted earnings per share of approximately $2.20. Assuming fully diluted shares of approximately 60 million for the fourth quarter and the full year, the implied guidance for diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2007 is $0.48. For 2008, the company expects revenue of approximately $900 million. Web cast information The company will host a conference call today at 2:00 pm PT. The dial-in number is 800.432.7890 (North America) or 913.312.0958 (international). There will be a live web cast of the conference call, which can be accessed from the Investors page in the About Us section of the Getty Images Web site at www.gettyimages.com. The company will also provide a replay of the conference call at 888.203.1112 (North America) or 719.457.0820 (international), confirmation number 4196288, until November 3, at 9:00 pm PT. The web cast will be archived on the Getty Images Web site and will be available until November 1, 2008. Supplemental statistical information referenced in the conference call will be available in the Investors section of the Web site. About Getty Images Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle, WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and entertain. Visit Getty Images at http://gettyimages.com. Some of the statements in this press release may constitute "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's expectations, assumptions and projections about our business as of the time the statements are made. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from our past performance and our current expectations, assumptions and projections. Differences may result from actions taken by us as well as from risks and uncertainties beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks associated with currency fluctuations, risks associated with our ability to integrate and grow recently acquired businesses and pursue new business strategies, changes in the economic, political, competitive and technological environments, and the risks associated with system security, upgrades, updates and service interruptions. The foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is illustrative, but by no means exhaustive. For more information on factors that may affect future performance, please review the reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in particular our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 and Amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2006. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements until our next quarterly earnings release. Contacts: Investors: Alan Pickerill Director, Investor Relations 206.925.6355 firstname.lastname@example.org Media: Bridget Russel Director, Communications 206-925-6405 email@example.com CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited) THREE MONTHS ENDED NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 (In thousands, except per share amounts) Revenue $208,860 $197,917 $639,468 $602,955 Cost of revenue (exclusive of items shown separately below) 56,232 50,298 169,256 153,245 Selling, general and administrative expenses 84,003 73,624 249,497 225,761 Depreciation 15,995 13,899 45,622 39,416 Amortization 8,353 5,507 20,669 14,420 Restructuring costs 4,192 6 4,719 16,818 Other operating expenses (income) 330 391 1,166 (692) Operating expenses 169,105 143,725 490,929 448,968 Income from operations 39,755 54,192 148,539 153,987 Investment income 2,851 2,295 8,466 5,108 Interest expense (2,630) (394) (4,778) (1,128) Other non-operating (income) expenses (224) 185 (749) (437) Income before income taxes 39,752 56,278 151,478 157,530 Income tax expense (14,073) (18,952) (54,116) (57,997) Net income $25,679 $37,326 $97,362 $99,533 Earnings per share Basic $0.43 $0.62 $1.64 $1.63 Diluted 0.43 0.62 1.62 1.60 Shares used in computing earnings per share Basic 59,364 59,791 59,263 61,200 Diluted 59,905 60,577 59,995 62,231 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) SEPTEMBER 30, DECEMBER 31, 2007 2006 (In thousands) ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $303,025 $339,466 Accounts receivable, net 126,378 121,232 Prepaid expenses 14,959 13,685 Deferred income taxes, net 8,886 11,142 Income taxes receivable 1,186 - Other current assets 1,768 1,500 Total current assets 456,202 487,025 Property and equipment, net 158,083 147,133 Goodwill 1,234,240 1,001,027 Identifiable intangible assets, net 124,563 77,234 Other long-term assets 1,905 1,965 Total assets $1,974,993 $1,714,384 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable $76,841 $74,297 Accrued expenses 30,444 39,412 Income taxes payable 33 6,353 Deferred revenue 18,273 12,897 Short-term debt 345,000 - Other current liabilities 290 242 Total current liabilities 470,881 133,201 Long-term debt - 265,000 Deferred income taxes, net 45,170 11,596 Other long-term liabilities 63,495 56,350 Total liabilities 579,546 466,147 Stockholders' equity Common stock 630 626 Additional paid-in capital 1,337,224 1,321,645 Common stock repurchased (207,676) (207,676) Retained earnings 184,649 91,459 Accumulated other comprehensive income 80,620 42,183 Total stockholders' equity 1,395,447 1,248,237 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,974,993 $1,714,384 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited) NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2007 2006 (In thousands) Cash flows from operating activities Net income $97,362 $99,533 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation 45,622 39,416 Amortization of identifiable intangible assets 20,669 14,420 Deferred income taxes 14,634 8,665 Stock-based compensation 9,931 11,459 Restructuring costs 4,719 16,818 Bad debt expense 3,712 3,056 Change in unrecognized income tax benefits 7 4,476 Loss on sale of available-for-sale investments - 3,956 Other changes in long-term assets and liabilities, net 1,961 (4,369) Changes in current assets and liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions Accounts receivable 2,259 10,911 Accounts payable (13,072) (14,265) Accrued expenses (21,806) (17,811) Changes in other current assets and liabilities, net 4,613 5,268 Net cash provided by operating activities 170,611 181,533 Cash flows from investing activities Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired (252,403) (196,018) Acquisition of property and equipment (49,189) (49,603) Acquisition of available-for-sale investments - (9,330) Proceeds from available-for-sale investments - 304,443 Other investing activities - 300 Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (301,592) 49,792 Cash flows from financing activities Senior credit facility borrowing 120,000 - Repayment of debt (41,297) - Proceeds from the issuance of common stock 5,917 6,826 Common stock repurchased - (175,082) Other financing activities (520) 2,492 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 84,100 (165,764) Effects of exchange rate changes 10,440 2,009 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (36,441) 67,570 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 339,466 223,084 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $303,025 $290,654
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