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Rentrak Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results Company Generates Second Consecutive Quarter of Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth, Led by 110% TV Revenue Increase

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), a leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012, including the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. 

Consolidated revenue increased 3 percent to $22.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with $21.9 million for the same period last year, reflecting 35 percent revenue growth in the company's Advanced Media and Information (AMI) business, offset by a better than expected 23 percent decline in revenue in the company's Home Entertainment business.

The company's AMI division revenue improved to $13.2 million for the fiscal 2013 second quarter, up from $9.8 million for the same period last year, and represented 59 percent of Rentrak's consolidated revenue, up from 45 percent last year.  Revenue in the company's Home Entertainment business was $9.3 million, compared with $12.1 million for last year's second fiscal quarter.  The decline in the Home Entertainment business primarily reflects a significant reduction in box office titles made available by movie studios during the period due to the summer Olympic games.

"We hit an important milestone by reaching more than 200 local TV station clients in less than three years since commercializing our Local market TV information services," said Bill Livek, Rentrak's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Nearly all of our businesses performed better than expected during the quarter, highlighted by National & Local TV market revenue growth of 110% year-over-year.  Our OnDemand Everywhere business increased in the high 20 percent range, while year-to-date our global Box Office business has risen 15 percent.  In Home Entertainment, a business that generates very healthy cash flow, our rate of decline was less than anticipated despite the significant headwinds caused by a shortage of theatrical releases from the movie studios created by consumers' focus on viewing the summer Olympics." 

(in millions)


2Q FY13


2Q FY12


Percent

Change


AMI revenue


$

13.2



$

9.8



35%


TV Essentials™


$

4.1



$

2.0



110%


Box Office Essentials™


$

5.7



$

5.2



11%


OnDemand Everywhere


$

3.3



$

2.6



28%








Home Entertainment revenue


$

9.3



$

12.1



(23)%


   Numbers may not add due to rounding.

Gross margin increased to 48 percent of consolidated revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, up from 47 percent for the same period last year.  Gross margin for the company's AMI business was 59 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with 63 percent a year ago, due to a shift in mix of revenue.  Gross margin for Rentrak's Home Entertainment business was 32 percent for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with 35 percent last year. 

Operating expenses for the fiscal 2013 second quarter totaled $29.1 million, compared with $10.7 million for the fiscal 2012 second quarter.  The increase mainly reflected costs associated with the amendment to the company's agreement with DISH Network L.L.C. (DISH) that resulted in the one-time conversion of Rentrak's stock-based compensation award to DISH, which was announced on August 9, 2012, and expansion of the company's AMI business.  Operating expenses excluding the costs associated with the DISH agreement were $12.6 million for the fiscal 2013 second quarter. 

Operating loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $18.4 million, which included $16.5 million in costs associated with the conversion of the company's stock-based compensation agreement with DISH, $1.5 million in stock-based compensation costs and $77,000 in acquisition and reorganization costs.  For last year's second fiscal quarter, operating loss was $383,000, which included $1.1 million in stock-based compensation costs and $140,000 in acquisition-related costs, offset by a $539,000 credit related to the company's stock-based compensation agreement with DISH.  Excluding these amounts for both periods, operating loss would have been $370,000 for the fiscal 2013 second quarter, compared with operating income of $282,000 for the fiscal 2012 second quarter.

Net loss totaled $18.2 million, or $1.56 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared with a net loss of $261,000, or $0.02 per share, for the same period last year.  Excluding the costs already mentioned for both periods, net loss for the fiscal 2013 second quarter would have been $109,000, or $0.01 per share, compared with net income of $404,000, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.  The reconciliation of these non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) to EPS, the most comparable financial measure based upon generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as a further explanation about non-GAAP EPS, is included in the financial tables at the end of this press release.

Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure), less the charge for the amended DISH agreement and acquisition and reorganization costs, was $829,000 for the fiscal 2013 second quarter, versus $1.4 million for the fiscal 2012 second quarter.  The reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable financial measure based upon GAAP, as well as a further explanation about adjusted EBITDA, is included in the financial tables at the end of this press release.

The company used $1.8 million in cash from operating activities for the first six months of fiscal 2013, compared with generating $3.4 million in cash from operating activities for the comparable fiscal 2012 period.  Excluding the impact of the DISH agreement amendment, Rentrak generated $4.0 million in cash from operating activities for the first half of fiscal 2013.

Rentrak's cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance was $24.6 million at September 30, 2012, compared with $27.8 million at March 31, 2012.  The company's cash balances include a $2.0 million investment made in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 in its joint venture, Sinotrak.  Rentrak's Chinese joint venture partner contributed 51 percent of this funding.  The joint venture will measure viewership on all forms of video screens from digital devices in China.

Rentrak recently achieved several important milestones including:

  • Reaching more than 200 local TV station clients across 51 TV station groups.  One year ago, Rentrak reported approximately 100 local TV station clients across 27 TV station groups.
  • Securing all major TV stations in Cleveland, the first top-20 market in which all major affiliates are subscribing to Rentrak's local TV ratings service.
  • Establishing a strong foothold in the fast-growing, Spanish-speaking television market.  Rentrak now counts 13 Hispanic TV networks as clients including the recent additions of Azteca America and Univision Communications.  In all, Rentrak's national TV client base includes nearly 60 networks, up from 39 from the same time last year.
  • Launched PostTrack, in collaboration with Screen Engine, for the movie studio market to provide Box Office clients with real-time movie-goer demographic and intention information.

Long-Term Outlook

Rentrak said that it is highly confident in its ability to continue generating substantial growth in AMI revenue, including:

  • Doubling TV revenue annually over the next three years, with gross margins in the 50% range over the long-term, with variability due to fixed cost agreements.
  • Generating 12% annual Box Office revenue growth with some year-to-year variability, and gross margins in the 75% range.
  • Growing OnDemand Everywhere annual revenue 20% per year, with gross margins in the 75% range.

The company also noted that it expects revenues in its Home Entertainment business for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2013 to be greater than in the first two quarters of fiscal 2013, and to be better than the company's former 10% to 15% revenue decline assumption.

Conference Call

Rentrak will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET)/7:00 a.m. (PT) today to discuss its 2013 second quarter financial results.  Shareholders, members of the media and other interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 877-941-6009 from the U.S. or Canada, or 480-629-9819 from international locations, passcode 4569684.  This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Rentrak's web site at www.rentrak.com where it will be archived through November 6, 2013.  An audio replay of the conference call is available through midnight November 15, 2012 by dialing 800-406-7325 from the U.S. or Canada, or 303-590-3030 from international locations, passcode 4569684.

About Rentrak Corporation

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry.  With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television, and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as database currencies for the evaluation and selling of media.  Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices.  For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The foregoing paragraphs contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, expected rates of revenue decline in Rentrak's Home Entertainment business for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2013 and Rentrak's ability to continue generating substantial growth in AMI revenue.  These forward-looking statements are based on Rentrak's current expectations, estimates and projections about its business and industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions, all of which are subject to change.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and Rentrak's actual results may differ significantly as a result of a number of factors, including customer demand for movies in various media formats subject to company guarantees, the company's ability to attract new revenue-sharing customers and retain existing customers, the company's success in maintaining its relationships with studios and other product suppliers, the company's ability to successfully develop and market new services to create new revenue streams, its ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, and Rentrak's customers continuing to comply with the terms of their agreements.  Additional factors that could affect Rentrak's financial results are described in Rentrak's reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Results of operations in any past period should not be considered indicative of the results to be expected for future periods.

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(Financial Tables Follow)

 

Rentrak Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




For the Three Months Ended September 30,


For the Six Months Ended September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenue


$

22,491


$

21,852


$

45,714


$

44,260

Cost of sales


11,785


11,491


23,496


23,639

Gross margin


10,706


10,361


22,218


20,621

Operating expenses:









Selling and administrative


29,124


10,744


41,280


20,758

Loss from operations


(18,418)


(383)


(19,062)


(137)

Other income:









Interest income, net


270


105


349


215

Income (loss) before income taxes


(18,148)


(278)


(18,713)


78

Provision (benefit) for income taxes


9


(17)


62


(60)

Net income (loss)


$

(18,157)


$

(261)


$

(18,775)


$

138

Basic net income (loss) per share


$

(1.56)


$

(0.02)


$

(1.64)


$

0.01

Diluted net income (loss) per share


$

(1.56)


$

(0.02)


$

(1.64)


$

0.01

Shares used in per share calculations:









Basic


11,669


11,149


11,451


11,257

Diluted


11,669


11,149


11,451


11,423

 

Rentrak Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




September 30,

2012


March 31,

2012




Assets





Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

3,616


$

5,526

Marketable securities


21,026


22,227

Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of  $655 and $649


12,268


14,260

Deferred tax assets, net


53


48

Other current assets


984


985

Total Current Assets


37,947


43,046

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $17,844 and $17,032


11,961


10,846

Goodwill


5,030


5,101

Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $1,983 and $1,579


12,805


13,165

Other assets


730


723

Total Assets


$

68,473


$

72,881

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity





Current Liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

5,275


$

5,291

Accrued liabilities


4,167


3,093

Accrued compensation


4,374


8,781

Deferred revenue and other credits


2,095


2,037

Total Current Liabilities


15,911


19,202

Deferred rent, long-term portion


1,714


1,819

Taxes payable, long-term


665


731

Deferred tax liability, long-term


76


79

Note payable and accrued interest


537


525

Total Liabilities


18,903


22,356

Commitments and Contingencies



Stockholders' Equity:





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; none issued



Common stock, $0.001 par value; 30,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding: 11,844 and 11,078


11


11

Capital in excess of par value


72,073


55,125

Accumulated other comprehensive income


193


341

Accumulated deficit


(23,727)


(4,952)

Total Stockholders' Equity attributable to Rentrak Corporation


48,550


50,525

Noncontrolling interest


1,020


Total Stockholders' Equity


49,570


50,525

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

68,473


$

72,881

 

 

Rentrak Corporation and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



For the Six Months Ended September 30,


2012


2011

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$

(18,775)


$

138

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

2,349


2,136

Stock-based compensation

16,253


(209)

Deferred income taxes

(2)


243

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

(26)


1

Realized gain on marketable securities

(193)


(12)

Interest on note payable

12


12

Adjustment to allowance for doubtful accounts

(6)


(35)

Decrease in:




Accounts and notes receivable

1,992


3,038

Taxes receivable and prepaid taxes


699

Other assets

12


286

Increase (decrease) in:




Accounts payable

(16)


(2,720)

Taxes payable

(64)


(253)

Accrued liabilities and compensation

(3,335)


(234)

Deferred revenue

58


219

Deferred rent

(105)


108

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(1,846)


3,417

Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchase of marketable securities

(20,987)


(3,000)

Sale of marketable securities

22,293


4,000

Proceeds from the sale of assets

47


Purchase of intangibles

(101)


Purchase of property and equipment

(2,876)


(2,506)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,624)


(1,506)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from note payable


500

Contributions from noncontrolling interest

1,020


Issuance of common stock

551


39

Repurchase of common stock


(4,341)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

1,571


(3,802)

Effect of foreign exchange translation on cash

(11)


(405)

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(1,910)


(2,296)

Cash and cash equivalents:




Beginning of period

5,526


3,821

End of period

$

3,616


$

1,525

Supplemental non-cash information:




Capitalized stock-based compensation

$

198


$

147

Common stock used to pay for option exercises

63


306

 

 

Rentrak Corporation and Subsidiaries

Information by Segment

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)








For the Three Months Ended

September 30,


For the Six Months Ended

September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

AMI









Sales to external customers


$

13,230


$

9,786


$

25,841


$

19,382

Gross margin


$

7,764


$

6,144


$

16,081


$

12,306

Income (loss) from operations


$

(15,691)


$

886


$

(13,749)


$

2,673










HOME ENTERTAINMENT









Sales to external customers


$

9,261


$

12,066


$

19,873


$

24,878

Gross margin


$

2,942


$

4,217


$

6,137


$

8,315

Income from operations


$

1,694


$

2,561


$

3,493


$

4,910










TOTAL OPERATING SEGMENTS









Sales to external customers


$

22,491


$

21,852


$

45,714


$

44,260

Gross margin


$

10,706


$

10,361


$

22,218


$

20,621

Income (loss) from operations


$

(13,997)


$

3,447


$

(10,256)


$

7,583

Note:  Prior period amounts are reclassified to reflect the move of Digital Download Essentials from Home Entertainment into the AMI division.  The segment operating income figures are before corporate overhead costs.

 

 

Rentrak Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA & Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)








For the Three Months Ended

September 30,


For the Six Months Ended

September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Net income (loss)


$

(18,157)


$

(261)


$

(18,775)


$

138

Adjustments:









Provision (benefit) for income taxes


9


(17)


62


(60)

Interest income, net


(270)


(105)


(349)


(215)

Depreciation and amortization


1,199


1,077


2,349


2,136

Stock-based compensation (1)


1,486


1,064


3,016


2,244

Adjusted EBITDA


$

(15,733)


$

1,758


$

(13,697)


$

4,243

DISH stock-based compensation


16,485


(539)


15,864


(2,453)

Acquisition/reorganization costs


77


140


405


447

Adjusted EBITDA before DISH stock-based compensation, acquisition and reorganization costs


$

829


$

1,359


$

2,572


$

2,237

(1) Excludes DISH

















For the Three Months Ended

September 30,


For the Six Months Ended

September 30,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Diluted EPS, as reported


$

(1.56)


$

(0.02)


$

(1.64)


$

0.01

DISH stock-based compensation


1.41


(0.05)


1.39


(0.21)

Other items:









Acquisitions/Reorganizations


0.01


0.01


0.04


0.04

Stock-based compensation


0.13


0.10


0.26


0.20

Total acquisition costs and stock-based compensation


0.14


0.11


0.30


0.24

Diluted EPS, non-GAAP


$

(0.01)


$

0.04


$

0.05


$

0.04

 

About Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

From time to time, Rentrak may refer to Adjusted EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-based Compensation) and "non-GAAP diluted EPS" in its conference calls and discussions with investors and analysts in connection with the company's reported historical financial results.  Adjusted EBITDA does not represent cash flows from operations as defined by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to net income (the most comparable GAAP financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA).  Non-GAAP diluted EPS does not measure diluted EPS as defined by GAAP, is not derived in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered by the reader as an alternative to reported diluted EPS.  The reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for the three and six month periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 are included in the above table.  Rentrak's management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is helpful as an indicator of the current financial performance of the company and its capacity to operationally fund capital expenditures and working capital requirements.  Due to the nature of the company's internally-developed software policies and its use of stock-based compensation, Rentrak incurs significant non-cash charges for depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation expense that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash perspective.  Rentrak also adjusts for acquisition and non-recurring costs as Rentrak's management believes this provides a useful metric by which to compare the performance from period to period.  In addition, Rentrak's management believes that these costs as well as stock-based compensation should be factored out of reported EPS in order to provide a more useful indicator of the current financial performance of the company.  No tax rate was applied to these adjustments because the company has established a valuation reserve against its deferred tax assets.  Due to the nature of the company's equity and stock-based compensation plans and arrangements, costs associated with acquisitions and items which are considered nonrecurring in nature, the company's diluted EPS, which includes these items, may not be indicative of its on-going operating performance. 

 

SOURCE Rentrak Corporation



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