RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. Reports Year over Year Growth: Increased Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Backlog for First Quarter 2013

AIRPORT CITY BUSINESS PARK, Israel, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

First Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Company's backlog grew reaching $203 million as of March 31, 2013
  • Revenues were $29.3 million, up 6.5% from $27.5 million in the first quarter of 2012
  • Gross margin for the quarter was 24.1% up from 22.3% in the first quarter of 2012
  • Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.16 per share.

  • Non-GAAP operating income was $2.6 million, up 23.1% compared to $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2012
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $4.6 million up 10.4% compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2012  
  • Completed the integration of SM2 Sports & Media Solutions, a US based premier provider of international sports distribution and syndication services acquired last November as part of the company's growth strategy

"RRsat continued to benefit from the increasing demand for our services as evidenced by our strong backlog," commented Avi Cohen, CEO of RRsat. "In line with the industry trend of world-wide growth in number of TV channels, especially HD, this solid backlog demonstrates increased booking activities and it is a leading indicator of future contracted, recurring revenues. We are successfully executing on our strategic plan and continue to focus on changing our revenue mix to include a larger share of live events broadcasting services as well as changing customer mix to expand our services to higher tier, larger customers."

"In addition, during this quarter we completed the integration of the SM2 acquisition as well as the U.S. infrastructure required to accommodate the new business assets from SM2. This acquisition positions RRsat as a leading player in the global distribution of Sports and Live events. As more TV channels are being distributed globally and as the complexity of digital broadcasting intensifies by mobility and service virtualization, the long-term demand for RRsat's services will continue to support our strong performance," concluded Mr. Cohen.

First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Revenues in the first quarter of 2013 were $29.3 million, an increase of 6.5% compared to $27.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 and flat when compared to $29.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012

Gross profit in the first quarter of 2013 was $7.1 million, an increase of 15.2% compared to $6.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 and a decrease of 4.1% compared to $7.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Gross margin in the first quarter of 2013 was 24.1% compared to 22.3% in the first quarter of 2012 and 25.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

As previously stated, there is some level of seasonality associated with the revenue mix outside of the 24/7 services, leading to some fluctuations in revenues and gross margin between quarters.

Non-GAAP operating income, excluding non-cash stock based compensation charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition related expenses and amortization of acquisition related prepaid compensation expenses, was $2.5 million during the first quarter of 2013, compared to $2.1 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating margin in the first quarter was 8.7% compared to 7.5% in the first quarter of 2012 and 9.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2013 was $2.3 million up 18% compared to $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2012 and down 13.2% compared to $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. GAAP operating margin in the first quarter of 2013 was 7.9% compared to 7.1% in the first quarter of 2012 and 9.0% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $1.9 million unchanged from the first quarter of 2012 and down 23.4% compared to $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net income per share on a fully diluted basis was $0.11 for the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the first quarter last year and $0.14 in the fourth quarter of 2012.

GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $1.6 million, compared to $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $2.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. GAAP net income per share on a fully diluted basis was $0.09 for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $0.13 in the first quarter of 2012 and $0.14 in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2013 was $4.6 million compared to $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2012 and $5.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of March 31, 2013 totaled $27.2 million compared with $26.4 million as of December 31, 2012. The change in cash position during the quarter was mainly attributable to a continuous positive cash flow from operating activities.

Backlog as of March 31, 2013, was approximately $203 million (compared with $195 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012). Approximately $67.3 million of the backlog is expected to be recognized as revenues during the remainder of 2013.

Dividend Distribution

On May 8, 2013, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend in the amount of $0.16 per ordinary share, and in the aggregate amount of approximately $2.77 million. The dividend will be payable on June 13, 2013 to all of the Company's shareholders of record at the end of the trading day on the NASDAQ on May 20, 2013.

In accordance with Israeli tax law, the Company will withhold 25% of the dividend amount payable to each shareholder at source, subject to applicable exemptions. The Company's dividend policy is described in detail in its most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Second Quarter and Full Year 2013 Guidance

Management reiterates its expectation of full-year 2013 revenues in the range of $120 million to $125 million representing 6% to 10% year-over-year growth and gross margin for the year to improve over 2012. Given some level of seasonality associated with the revenue outside of the 24/7 services, management expects some level of variation in mix from quarter to quarter leading to some fluctuations in revenues and gross margin between quarters. For the second quarter of 2013, management expects revenues in the range of $29 million to $30 million representing 3.3% to 6.9% year-over-year growth.

Conference Call Information

The Company will conduct a conference call today, May 9, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET (4 p.m. Israel time). On the call, Mr. Avi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shmulik Koren, Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Lior Rival, Chief Commercial Officer, will review and discuss the results and will be available to answer investor questions.

Call time: 9 a.m. Eastern Time; 4 p.m. Israel Time

  • Dial-in number from within the United States: 1-877-941-2068
  • Dial-in number from Israel: 1809-21-4368     
  • Dial-in number from the UK: 0800-358-5258
  • Dial-in number (other international):1-480-629-9712
  • Playback, available until May 16, 2013 by calling 1-877-870-5176 (United States) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). Please use pin number 4614467 for the replay.
  • A live webcast is accessible at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=104349.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to reporting results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, RRsat has also included in this press release non-GAAP measurements of net income, operating income, operating margin, fully diluted net income per share and adjusted EBITDA. RRsat believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are principal indicators of the operating and financial performance of its business. We have provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand our core operating performance and enhance comparisons of core operating performance from period to period.

Non-GAAP financial measures consist of GAAP financial measures adjusted to exclude: non-cash stock based compensation charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, acquisition-related expenses, amortization of acquisition related prepaid compensation expenses, non-cash income (loss) reflecting changes in the fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives resulting from the application of FASB ASC Topic 815 and the resulting income tax (increase) decrease of the above items.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by adding to operating income, non-cash equity-based compensation charge, depreciation and amortization and amortization of acquisition related prepaid compensation expenses.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to assess its operational performance, for financial and operational decision-making, and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons on a consistent basis. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's performance by excluding certain non-cash expenses that are not directly attributable to its core operating results.

The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the Company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for, or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company expects to continue reporting non-GAAP financial measures, adjusting for the items described above, and the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above. Accordingly, the exclusion of these and other similar items in the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Moreover, because not all companies use identical measures and calculations, the presentation of non-GAAP measurements of net income, operating income, operating margin and fully diluted net income per share and adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. These limitations are compensated for by using non-GAAP measures and adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with traditional GAAP financial measures.

Reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures (non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP operating income and adjusted EBITDA) to the most comparable GAAP measures (net income and operating income respectively), are provided in the schedules attached to this release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including the risks indicated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For more details, please refer to our SEC filings and the amendments thereto, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 and our Current Reports on Form 6-K.

About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global, end-to-end content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries covering more than 150 countries. Through its RRsat Global Network, composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic capacity and the public Internet, RRsat provides high-quality and flexible global distribution services 24/7 to more than 630 channels reaching multiplatform operators, Internet TV and direct-to-home viewers worldwide and also offers occasional use services for sports, news and events with a fleet of flyaways and over 10 transportable satellite news gathering services (SNG) units. More than 130 television and radio channels use RRsat's advanced production and playout centers comprising comprehensive media asset management services. Visit the company's website www.rrsat.com.

 


Company Contact:                      

    Investor Contacts:

Shmulik Koren, CFO                    

    Hayden/ MS - IR

Tel: +972 3 928 0777                    

    Brett Maas/ Miri Segal-Scharia

Email: investors@rrsat.com           

    Tel: 646-536-7331/ 917-607-8654


    brett@haydenir.com/ msegal@ms-ir.com

 

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries 

Consolidated Statements of Operations








In thousands except share data



Three months ended


Year ended



Mar-31


Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012


2012








Revenues


$29,257


$27,459


$113,400








Cost of revenues


22,193


21,325


86,253








Gross profit


7,064


6,134


27,147

Operating expenses:







Sales and marketing


2,254


1,611


7,388

General and administrative


2,505


2,570


10,106








Total operating expenses


4,759


4,181


17,494








Operating income


2,305


1,953


9,653

Interest and marketable securities income


154


154


739

Currency fluctuation and other financing







income (expenses), net


(291)


160


(399)

Changes in fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives


(135)


627


1,182

Other  expenses, net


-


-


(1)

Income before taxes on income


2,033


2,894


11,174

Income taxes


463


616


2,884

Net income


$1,570


$2,278


$8,290








Net income per Share:







Basic


0.09


0.13


0.48








Diluted


0.09


0.13


0.48








Weighted average number of shares used to compute net income and dividend per share:                 







 Basic


17,346,561


17,346,561


17,346,561















Diluted


17,574,084


17,346,561


17,346,561








 

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries 

In thousands except per share data



Three months ended 


Year ended



Mar-31


Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012


2012

Reconciliation of GAAP Income to Non-
GAAP Net Income:  







GAAP Net income


$1,570


$2,278


$8,290

Adjustments to reconcile GAAP net income
to non-GAAP net income:







Non-cash equity-based compensation charge 


137


43


302

Amortization of acquisition related intangible


56


67


241

Changes in fair value of embedded currency
conversion derivatives 


135


(627)


(1,182)

Acquisition related  expenses


-


-


50

Amortization of acquisition related prepaid
compensation expenses


42


-


22

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments


(67)


140


214

Non-GAAP  net income 


$1,873


$1,901


$7,937








Non-GAAP  net income per diluted share


$0.11


$0.11


$0.46
























Three months ended 


Year ended 



Mar-31


Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012


2012

Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Income to
non-GAAP Operating Income:  







Operating income 


$2,305


$1,953


$9,653

Adjustments to reconcile GAAP operating
income to non-GAAP operating income:







Non-cash equity-based compensation charge


137


43


302

Amortization of acquisition related intangible


56


67


241

Acquisition related  expenses


-


-


50

Amortization of acquisition related prepaid
compensation expenses


42


-


22

Non-GAAP operating income


$2,540


$2,063


$10,268
























Three months ended 


Year ended



Mar-31


Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012


2012

Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Income to
adjusted EBITDA:  







Operating income 


$2,305


$1,953


$9,653

Adjustments to reconcile GAAP operating
income to Adjusted  EBITDA:







Non-cash equity-based compensation charge 


137


43


302

Depreciation and amortization 


2,152


2,205


8,883

Amortization of acquisition related prepaid
compensation expenses


42


-


22

Adjusted  EBITDA 


$4,636


$4,201


$18,860








 

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets 






In thousands except share data












As of


As of



Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012

Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$14,561


$12,133

Marketable securities and short term investments 


12,657


14,224

Accounts receivable:





Trade (net of provision for doubtful accounts of $8,100




 and $7,580 as of March 31, 2013 and December 31,2012   respectively)

20,970


20,898

  Other 


1,327


803

Fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives

220


251

Deferred taxes


2,308


2,146

Prepaid expenses


3,188


2,445

Total current assets


55,231


52,900






Fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives

641


440

Long-term prepaid expenses


2,630


2,484

Long- term land lease prepaid expenses


7,541


7,563

Assets held for employee severance payments

1,973


1,845

Fixed assets, net


43,217


42,671

Goodwill


4,892


4,892

Intangible assets,  at cost, less accumulated amortization

416


472






Total assets


116,541


$113,267





















RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets (cont'd)






In thousands except share data







As of


As of



Mar-31


Dec-31



2013


2012

Liabilities and shareholders' equity





Current liabilities





Accounts payable:





 Trade 


$11,627


$9,816

 Other 


4,075


4,945

Fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives


513


377

Deferred income


9,032


9,398

Total current liabilities


25,247


24,536






Long - term liabilities





Deferred income


6,580


6,257

Fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives


474


305

Liability in respect of employee severance payments


2,098


2,018

Deferred taxes


2,356


2,200






Total long - term liabilities


11,508


10,780






Total liabilities


36,755


35,316






Commitments, contingent liabilities and liens










Shareholders' equity





Ordinary shares 


40


40

Additional paid in capital


53,817


53,312

Retained earnings


25,801


24,231

Accumulated other comprehensive gain


128


368






Total shareholders' equity


$79,786


$77,951






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$116,541


$113,267






 

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

In thousands 









Three months ended Mar 31


Year ended Dec 31



2013


2012


2012

Cash flows from operating activities







Net income


$1,570


$2,278


$8,290








Adjustments  to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:














Depreciation and amortization


2,152


2,205


8,883

Non cash stock- based compensation expenses


137


43


302

Provision for doubtful accounts


520


680


2,895

Deferred taxes


(49)


166


692

Discount accretion and premium amortization of available- for- sale securities, net 


(70)


(116)


(587)

Income (losses) on sales of available for sale securities.


(33)


3


92

Changes in liability for employee severance payments, net


(48)


15


111

Capital loss on sale of fixed assets, net


-


-


1








Changes in fair value of embedded currency conversion derivatives


135


(627)


(1,182)

profit from trading securities, net


(10)


(46)


(59)








Changes in assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired






and liabilities assumed in business combination:














Increase in accounts receivable - trade


(592)


(1,533)


(4,391)

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable - other


(319)


(515)


177

Increase in prepaid expenses,net


(743)


(152)


(222)

Increase in   long-term prepaid expenses


(146)


(47)


(441)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable


(106)


438


1,655

Increase (decrease) in deferred income


(43)


301


(324)








Net cash provided by operating activities


$2,355


$3,093


$15,892








 

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. and its Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (cont'd)

In thousands 
















Three months ended Mar 31


Year ended Dec 31



2013


2012


2012








Cash flows from investing activities







Investment in fixed assets


($1,572)


($2,330)


($6,575)

Business combination


-


-


(1,218)

Investment in long term prepaid expenses


-


(13)


(17)

Decrease (increase) in short-term investments, net


1,339


-


(1,339)

Investment in securities available- for- sale


(1,214)


(2,777)


(4,946)

Decrease  in trading securities, net


-


1,512


1,512

Proceeds from sale and maturity of  available- for- sale securities


1,520


3,123


10,159

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets


-


31


8








Net cash  used in investing activities


$73


($454)


($2,416)








Cash flows from financing activities







Dividend paid


$ -


$ -


($15,786)








Net cash used in financing activities


$ -


$ -


($15,786)








Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


$2,428


$2,639


($2,310)








Balance of cash and cash equivalents at beginning of Period


$12,133


$14,443


$14,443








Balance of cash and cash equivalents at end of Period


$14,561


$17,082


$12,133








A. Non-cash transactions







Investment in fixed assets


$1,085


$136


$37








Dividend Payable


$ -


$3,990


$ -








B. Supplementary cash flow information







Income taxes paid, net


$485


$610


$1,218








 

SOURCE RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd



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