Harris Interactive® Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Provides Full Fiscal Year Guidance

Feb 06, 2013, 16:00 ET from Harris Interactive

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced its second quarter fiscal 2013 financial results.

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Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "Today's announcement of improved earnings guidance over last year's earnings is a strong indication that the turnaround is progressing on schedule. Our improved profitability has allowed us to continue to de-leverage our balance sheet and position ourselves to pay off all remaining bank debt by fiscal year end. As our turnaround continues, the major task that remains is to continue to strengthen the sales engine of the Company by focusing our sales efforts on our core product strengths as well as some of our new product offerings."

Key Financial Statistics (1)

 

 

 

USD in millions – unaudited

 

For the Three Months Ended December 31,

 

For the Six Months Ended December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue (2)

$     37.1

$     39.1

$   70.1

$    76.9

Operating income (loss) (3)

$       3.0

$       2.3

$     4.8

$    (2.0)

Net income (loss)

$       2.9

$       1.6

$     4.6

$    (4.3)

Fully diluted net income (loss) per share

$     0.05

$     0.03

$   0.08

$  (0.08)

Adjusted EBITDA (4)

$       4.8

$      4.0

$     8.3

$      1.6

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

$       4.8

$      4.0

$     8.3

$      6.9

Cash provided by operations

$       1.6

$      3.3

$     1.9

$      3.5

Bookings (5)

$     47.8

$    45.2

$   81.7

$    77.3

At December 31:

2012

2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$      11.1

$    14.1

Outstanding debt

$        3.6

$      8.4

Secured revenue (6)

$      54.1

$    45.1

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(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 six months ended December 31, 2012 decreased by 5% and 8%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.

(3)

Operating income for the three and six months ended December 31, 2012 did not include any restructuring or other charges, compared with $(0.1) million and $5.4 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 six months ended December 31, 2012 increased by 5% for both current periods, 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 December 31, 2012 increased by 19% over the same prior year period.

Full Year Fiscal 2013 Guidance

Eric Narowski, Chief Financial Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "Based on current market conditions and forecasts, the Company projects Adjusted EBITDA to be between $13.5 and $14.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013."

Second Quarter 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 Wednesday, February 6, 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, the Company's ability to develop and maintain products and services attractive to the market, and the Company's ability to remain in compliance with the financial covenants in its credit agreement.

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)

December 31,

June 30,

2012

2012

Assets

   Cash and cash equivalents

$         11,085

$    11,456

   Accounts receivable, net

27,234

19,940

   Unbilled receivables

6,512

7,513

   Prepaids and other current assets

3,663

3,859

   Deferred tax assets

156

243

Total current assets

48,650

43,011

   Property, plant and equipment, net

2,335

2,500

   Other intangibles, net

9,551

10,795

   Other assets

1,131

1,080

Total assets

$         61,667

$    57,386

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

   Accounts payable

$          9,122

$      7,628

   Accrued expenses

17,343

21,643

   Current portion of long-term debt

3,596

4,794

   Deferred revenue

14,264

10,088

   Liabilities from discontinued operations

-

181

Total current liabilities

44,325

44,334

   Long-term debt

-

1,199

   Deferred tax liabilities

1,497

1,696

   Other long-term liabilities

3,165

4,072

Total stockholders' equity

12,680

6,085

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$         61,667

$    57,386

 

 

HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue from services

$       37,087

$       39,115

$       70,097

$       76,884

Operating expenses:

   Cost of services

21,898

24,380

41,353

48,010

Selling, general and administrative 

11,207

11,308

21,985

22,973

Depreciation and amortization

963

1,197

1,911

2,490

Restructuring and other charges

-

(72)

-

5,368

Total operating expenses

34,068

36,813

65,249

78,841

Operating income (loss)

3,019

2,302

4,848

(1,957)

Operating margin

8.1%

5.9%

6.9%

-2.5%

Interest expense, net

69

204

170

361

    Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

2,950

2,098

4,678

(2,318)

Provision for income taxes

58

283

43

3

   Income (loss) from continuing operations

2,892

1,815

4,635

(2,321)

   Loss from discontinued operations

-

(190)

-

(2,011)

   Net income (loss)

$         2,892

$         1,625

$         4,635

$        (4,332)

Basic net income (loss) per share:

   Continuing operations

$           0.05

$           0.03

$           0.08

$          (0.04)

   Discontinued operations

-

(0.00)

-

(0.04)

Basic net income (loss) per share

$           0.05

$           0.03

$           0.08

$          (0.08)

Diluted net income (loss) per share:

   Continuing operations

$           0.05

$           0.03

$           0.08

$          (0.04)

   Discontinued operations

-

(0.00)

-

(0.04)

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$           0.05

$           0.03

$           0.08

$          (0.08)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

     Basic

56,152,326

55,272,335

56,171,401

55,149,610

     Diluted

57,412,623

55,294,426

57,395,320

55,149,610

 

 

Harris Interactive Inc.

Three and Six Months Ended December 31, 2012

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

Amounts in thousands of USD

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

GAAP net income (loss)

$      2,892

$     1,625

$   4,635

$  (4,332)

 Loss from discontinued operations

-

190

-

2,011

Interest expense, net

69

204

170

361

Provision for income taxes

58

283

43

3

Depreciation and amortization

1,127

1,462

2,243

2,980

EBITDA

$      4,146

$     3,764

$   7,091

$   1,023

Stock-based compensation (7)

679

271

1,248

550

Adjusted EBITDA

$      4,825

$     4,035

$   8,339

$   1,573

Adjusted EBITDA

$      4,825

$     4,035

$   8,339

$   1,573

Add-back of restructuring and other charges

-

(72)

-

5,368

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges

$      4,825

$     3,963

$   8,339

$   6,941

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

 

 

Full Year Fiscal 2013 Guidance

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

Amounts in millions of USD

For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 (1)(2)

For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012

GAAP net income (loss)

$                    7.0

$              (5.6)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

-

1.9

Interest expense, net

0.2

0.7

Provision for income taxes

0.1

0.2

Depreciation and amortization

4.4

5.6

EBITDA

$                  11.7

$               2.8

Stock-based compensation (3)

2.3

1.8

Adjusted EBITDA

$                  14.0

$               4.6

Adjusted EBITDA

$                  14.0

$               4.6

Add-back of restructuring and other charges

-

7.5

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges

$                  14.0

$             12.1

(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                  

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