Harris Interactive® Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results Exceeds Full Year Adjusted EBITDA Guidance; Meets Full Year Revenue Guidance

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2013 financial results.

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Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "We are pleased with our full fiscal 2013 financial performance, which led to profitability that was above the high end of our adjusted EBITDA guidance and represented more than a 20% year over year improvement. We also are pleased that we generated sufficient cash in fiscal 2013 to pay off all our outstanding debt prior to maturity, and increased our net cash position by more than $10 million. Going forward, we will begin the transition away from the turnaround of the last two fiscal years to a business model focused on investing in the business for long term shareholder value creation."

Eric Narowski, Chief Financial Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "Based on current market conditions and forecasts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the Company projects adjusted EBITDA of between $14.5 and $16.5 million."


Key Financial Statistics (1)

 

 

 

USD in millions – unaudited

 

For the Three Months
Ended June 30,

 

For the Twelve Months
Ended June 30,


2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenue (2)

$     36.7

$     36.5

$ 140.3

$  147.5

Operating income (loss) (3)(7)

$       1.5

$      (0.3)

$     7.5

$    (2.7)

Income (loss) from continuing operations

$       1.3

$      (0.9)

$     6.9

$    (3.7)

Loss from discontinued operations

$       ----

$       ----

$     ----

$    (1.9)

Net income (loss)

$       1.3

$      (0.9)

$     6.9

$    (5.6)

Fully diluted net income (loss) per share – continuing operations

$     0.02

$    (0.02)

$   0.12

$  (0.07)

Fully diluted net income (loss) per share – discontinued operations

$       ----

$       ----

$     ----

$  (0.03)

Fully diluted net income (loss) per share

$     0.02

$    (0.02)

$   0.12

$  (0.10)






Adjusted EBITDA (4)(7)

$       2.9

$       1.7

$   14.0

$     4.7

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges (4)(7)

$       4.2

$       3.9

$   15.3

$   12.3


Cash provided by operations

$       3.6

$       0.3

$   11.0

$     3.9


Bookings (5)

$     28.2

$     28.5

$ 144.3

$ 145.3


At June 30:

2013

2012


Cash and cash equivalents

$     15.7

$    11.5

Outstanding debt

$       ----

$      6.0

Secured revenue (6)

$     46.5

$    42.5







(1)

All amounts shown reflect our Asian operations as discontinued operations.


(2)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, revenue for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2013 decreased by 1% and 4%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.


(3)

Operating income for both the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2013 included $1.3 million in restructuring or other charges, compared with $2.2 million and $7.5 million, respectively, for the same prior year periods.


(4)

EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, is EBITDA with stock-based compensation added back.


(5)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, bookings for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2013 decreased by 2% and 1%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.


(6)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, secured revenue at June 30, 2013 increased by 10% over the same prior year period.


(7)

During the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded $0.2 million in French business tax expense and initially presented that expense within the selling, general and administrative line of its consolidated statement of operations. During the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2013, the Company recorded $0.2 million in such expenses and presented them in the provision for income taxes line of its consolidated statement of operations, given that they were derived from an income-based measure. The prior year presentation has been revised to conform to the current year presentation.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Results Conference Call and Webcast Access

Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Formal remarks will be followed by a question and answer session.

To access the conference call, please dial toll-free  877.303.9858 in the United States and Canada, or 408.337.0139 internationally.

A live webcast of the conference call also will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/, where an archived replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the call. No telephone replay of the conference call will be provided. This media release will be available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/ prior to the call.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made by the Company on its conference call constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among others, statements as to future economic performance, projections as to financial items, estimates, and plans and objectives for future operations, products and services. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "feel", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", "continue", "consider", "possibility", or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated quarterly in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to reflect additional material risks. The Company has filed its reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and they are available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/. Risks and uncertainties also include the continued volatility of the global macroeconomic environment and its impact on the Company and its clients, the Company's ability to sustain and grow its revenue base, the Company's ability to maintain and improve cost efficient operations, the impact of reorganization, restructuring and related charges, quarterly variations in financial results, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with certain NASDAQ listing requirements, actions of competitors and the Company's ability to develop and maintain products and services attractive to the market.

You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating such forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. The forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients-stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)













June 30,

June 30,






2013

2012

Assets

   Cash and cash equivalents



$         15,744

$    11,456

   Accounts receivable, net



19,165

19,940

   Unbilled receivables



8,337

7,513

   Prepaids and other current assets


3,889

3,859

   Deferred tax assets



286

243


Total current assets



47,421

43,011








   Property, plant and equipment, net

2,466

2,500

   Other intangibles, net



8,061

10,795

   Other assets




536

1,080


Total assets



$         58,484

$    57,386















Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

   Accounts payable




$          7,273

$      7,628

   Accrued expenses




20,170

21,643

   Current portion of long-term debt


-

4,794

   Deferred revenue




11,584

10,088

   Liabilities from discontinued operations

-

181


Total current liabilities


39,027

44,334








   Long-term debt




-

1,199

   Deferred tax liabilities



1,286

1,696

   Other long-term liabilities



2,569

4,072









Total stockholders' equity

15,602

6,085


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$         58,484

$    57,386








 

HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)












Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




June 30,


June 30,




2013 (7)

2012 (7)


2013 (7)

2012 (7)









Revenue from services


$       36,671

$       36,501


$     140,322

$     147,503









Operating expenses:







   Cost of services


22,596

23,103


83,962

91,902

   Selling, general and administrative


10,431

10,537


43,917

46,116

   Depreciation and amortization


850

1,005


3,663

4,607

   Restructuring and other charges


1,302

2,182


1,302

7,530

   Total operating expenses


35,179

36,827


132,844

150,155


Operating income (loss)


1,492

(326)


7,478

(2,652)


Operating margin


4.1%

-0.9%


5.3%

-1.8%

Interest expense, net


79

133


316

689

   Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

1,413

(459)


7,162

(3,341)

Provision for income taxes


93

473


254

388

   Income (loss) from continuing operations

1,320

(932)


6,908

(3,729)

   Loss from discontinued operations


-

-


-

(1,854)

   Net income (loss)


$         1,320

$          (932)


$         6,908

$        (5,583)









Basic net income (loss) per share:







   Continuing operations


$          0.02

$         (0.02)


$          0.12

$         (0.07)

   Discontinued operations


-

-


-

(0.03)

Basic net income (loss) per share


$          0.02

$         (0.02)


$          0.12

$         (0.10)









Diluted net income (loss) per share:







   Continuing operations


$          0.02

$         (0.02)


$          0.12

$         (0.07)

   Discontinued operations


-

-


-

(0.03)

Diluted net income (loss) per share


$          0.02

$         (0.02)


$          0.12

$         (0.10)









Weighted average shares outstanding:








Basic


56,344,628

55,733,313


56,186,583

55,383,780


Diluted


58,426,274

55,733,313


58,114,355

55,383,780









 

Three and Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2013

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Amounts in thousands of USD







Three months ended

Twelve months ended


June 30,

June 30,


2013 (7)

2012 (7)

2013 (7)

2012 (7)

GAAP net income (loss)

$      1,320

$       (932)

$      6,908

$  (5,583)

 Loss from discontinued operations

-

-

-

1,854

Interest expense, net

79

133

316

689

Provision for income taxes

93

473

254

388

Depreciation and amortization

962

1,182

4,239

5,555

EBITDA

$      2,454

$        856

$    11,717

$   2,903

Stock-based compensation (8)

484

830

2,301

1,827

Adjusted EBITDA

$      2,938

$     1,686

$    14,018

$   4,730






Adjusted EBITDA

$      2,938

$     1,686

$    14,018

$   4,730

Add-back of restructuring and other charges

1,302

2,182

1,302

7,530

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges

$      4,240

$     3,868

$    15,320

$ 12,260






(8) Stock-based compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation accounted for under the FASB guidance for stock-based compensation.

 

Full Year Fiscal 2014 Guidance

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Amounts in millions of USD






For the Fiscal Year
Ending June 30,
2014 (1)(2)

GAAP net income

$                    9.3

Interest expense, net

-

Provision for income taxes

0.6

Depreciation and amortization

3.7

EBITDA

$                  13.6

Stock-based compensation (3)

1.9

Adjusted EBITDA

$                  15.5



Adjusted EBITDA

$                  15.5

Add-back of restructuring and other charges

-

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges

$                  15.5



(1) This reconciliation is based on the midpoint of the Adjusted EBITDA guidance range provided in this press release.



(2) The amounts expressed in this column are based on current estimates as of the date of this press release.



(3) Stock-based compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation accounted for under the FASB guidance for stock-based compensation.

 

Press Contact:
Michael T. Burns
Investor Relations                          
Harris Interactive Inc.
800-866-7655 x7328
mburns@harrisinteractive.com

SOURCE Harris Interactive



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