Point.360 Announces First Fiscal Quarter Results

12 Nov, 2015, 09:00 ET from Point.360

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Point.360 (NASDAQ: PTSX), a leading provider of integrated media management services, today announced results for the three month period ended September 30, 2015.  For the quarter, the Company's sales were $10.8 million generating a net profit of $5.4 million (including a $4.1 million gain associated with the purchase of the assets of Modern VideoFilm, Inc. ("MVF")), or $0.42 per diluted share. The Company also reported negative earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and non-cash charges (EBITDAN)* of $0.8 million for the period.

Haig S. Bagerdjian, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said:  "First quarter fiscal 2016 revenues increased $5.7 million over the same quarter last year. $5.2 million of the increase was due to the addition of Modern in early July. Since then, we have made progress on integrating the two operations, administrative functions and real estate footprint. With respect to the latter, we have eliminated 100,000 square feet of leased space at an annualized saving of approximately $3.2 million."

Mr. Bagerdjian continued: "During the current quarter, we also successfully completed a major restoration project of a multi-year television show while seeking other like projects. We have concentrated on customer relations and operational integration. We have installed uniform connectivity among the Point.360 and Modern locations and are creating enhanced communication redundancy. In the next few quarters, we will continue to adjust our combined workflows to optimize service to our clients. We believe the combination of Point.360 and Modern will create growth opportunities and bottom line improvement in the future."

Revenues

Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 totaled $10.8 million compared to $5.1 million in the same quarter last year.  The increase was due primarily to the addition of MVF revenues from the July 8, 2015 acquisition date.

Gross Margin

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, gross margin was $3.1 million (29% of sales), compared to $1.4 million (27% of sales) in the prior year's first quarter.

Selling, General and Administrative and Other Expenses

For the first quarter of fiscal 2016, SG&A expenses were $4.6 million, or 43% of sales, compared to $2.6 million, or 51% of sales, in the first quarter of last year.  SG&A costs included approximately $0.3 million of expenses related to the MVF transaction.

Operating Loss

Operating loss was $1.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 compared to a $1.2 million loss in last year's first quarter.

Interest Expense and Other Income

Interest expense was $110,000 and $46,000 for the three month periods ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The increase was due to higher borrowings.

Other income in all periods includes sublease income. Other income in the current quarter included $4.1 million representing the $6.8 million difference between (i) the aggregate fair values assigned to the tangible and intangible assets acquired (less liabilities assumed) of MVF, and (ii) the fair value of the common shares and the warrants given as consideration for the purchase, net of a $2.7 million deferred income tax benefit recorded is connection with the recognition of the gain..

Income Taxes 

During the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a deferred income tax benefit in the amount of $2.7 million related to the gain associated with the MVF transaction. 

Net Income (Loss)

For the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported net income of $5.4 million ($0.42 per diluted share) compared to a loss of $1.2 million ($0.11 per share) in the same period last year. Excluding net gain related to the MVF transaction, the Company recorded a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.11 per share.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Non-Cash Charges (EBITDAN)*

The following table reconciles the Company's EBITDAN* to net income which is the most directly comparable financial measure under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"):

Computation of EBITDAN (unaudited)*

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2014

2015

Net income (loss)

$ (1,204,000)

$  5,386,000

Interest (net)

46,000

110,000

Income taxes

-

(2,712,000)

Depreciation & amortization

335,000

467,000

Other non-cash charges:

Bad debt expense

5,000

10,000

Stock based compensation

68,000

64,000

EBITDAN before non-operating gain

(750,000)

3,325,000

Non-operating gain

-

(4,099,000)

EBITDAN after non-operating gain

$    (750,000)

$   (774,000)

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) *

The table below summarizes results for the three month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2015:

Three Months Ended

September 30,

2014

2015

Revenues 

$            5,131,000

$          10,760,000

Cost of services sold

(3,772,000)

(7,619,000)

Gross profit

1,359,000

3,141,000

Selling, general and administrative expense

(2,596,000)

(4,617,000)

Operating loss

(1,237,000)

(1,476,000)

Interest expense

(46,000)

(110,000)

Gain on bargain asset purchase

-

4,099,000

Other income

79,000

161,000

Income (loss) before income taxes

(1,204,000)

2,674,000

Income tax (expense) - current

-

(2,000)

Income tax benefit - deferred

-

2,714,000

Net income (loss)

$         (1,204,000)

$         5,386,000

Income (loss) per share:

   Basic:

        Net income (loss)

$                  (0.11)

$                   0.44

       Weighted average number of shares

10,536,906

12,341,254

   Diluted:

        Net income (loss)

$                   (0.11)

$                   0.42

       Weighted average number of shares

             including the dilutive effect of stock options

10,536,906

12,790,411

Selected Balance Sheet Statistics (unaudited)*

June 30,

2015

September 30,

2015

Working Capital

$       (3,676,000)(1)       

$       (1,947,000)(1)

Property and equipment, net

9,226,000

14,282,000

Total assets

13,380,000

23,086,000

Current portion of long term debt

5,117,000

5,699,000

Long-term debt, net of current portion

88,000

-

Shareholder's equity

4,238,000

11,270,000

(1) Reflects the classification of long-term debt as a current liability due to previous financial covenant default condition s under the Company's prior credit agreements.

*The consolidated statements of operations, computation of EBITDAN and presentation of balance sheet statistics do not represent the results of operations or the financial position of the Company in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and are not to be considered as alternatives to the balance sheet, statement of income, operating income, net income or any other GAAP measurements as an indicator of operating performance or financial position.  Not all companies calculate such statistics in the same fashion and, therefore, the statistics may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.  Management believes that these computations provide additional useful analytical information to investors.

About Point.360

Point.360 (PTSX) is a value add service organization specializing in content creation, manipulation and distribution processes integrating complex technologies to solve problems in the life cycle of Rich Media. With locations in greater Los Angeles, Point.360 performs high and standard definition audio and video post production, creates virtual effects and archives and distributes physical and electronic Rich Media content worldwide, serving  studios, independent producers,  corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental and creative agencies. Point.360 provides the services necessary to edit, master, reformat and archive clients' audio and video content, including television programming, feature films and movie trailers. Point.360's interconnected facilities provide service coverage to all major U.S. media centers.  The Company also rents and sells DVDs and video games directly to consumers through its Movie>Q retail stores.  See www.Point360.com and www.MovieQ.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in Point.360 press releases may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding  (i) the Company's projected revenues, earnings, cash flow and EBITDA; (ii)  planned focus on internal growth and acquisitions; (iii) reduction of facilities and actions to streamline operations; (iv) actions being taken to reduce costs and improve customer service and (v) new business and new acquisitions.  Please also refer to the risk factors described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual reports on Form 10-K.  Such statements are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements.  In addition to the factors described in the Company's SEC filings, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed herein: (a) lower than expected net sales, operating income and earnings; (b) less than expected growth; (c) actions of competitors including business combinations, technological breakthroughs, new product offerings and promotional successes; (d) the risk that anticipated new business may not occur or be delayed; (e) the risk of inefficiencies that could arise due to top level management changes and (f) general economic and political conditions that adversely impact the Company's customers' willingness or ability to purchase or pay for services from the Company.  The Company has no responsibility to update forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

 

SOURCE Point.360



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