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Onstream Media Corporation Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results
May 15, 2013 (01:05 PM EDT)
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (OTCQB: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications and virtual event technology with integrated social media marketing tools, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Randy Selman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onstream Media, stated, "Although we did experience an overall revenue decline in the second quarter, as compared to the same quarter of the prior fiscal year, this was the result of an unexpected reduction in webcasting revenues and the loss of a single DMSP and hosting customer whose revenues were resulting in very little margin. In fact, our consolidated gross margin for the quarter was approximately the same as consolidated gross margin for the same quarter of the previous year." Mr. Selman added, "Although the first full quarter of revenues from the Intella2 operations were less than we expected, these operations achieved positive operating cash flow through March 31, 2013. We also incurred debt and other liabilities during the six months ended March 31, 2013 that was associated with this acquisition."
Mr. Selman continued, "We continue to believe that our webcasting division revenues will be favorably impacted during the remainder of fiscal 2013 as a result of a comprehensive update to our webcasting platform (V4), which we launched in January 2013. We also expect to eventually see increased webcasting sales as a result of additional sales personnel and a recently introduced MarketPlace365 pricing model that includes a fixed monthly fee to us as well as establishes MarketPlace365 as a value-added platform to assist the customer in using our webcasting services and more particularly, our webinar services."
Mr. Selman concluded, "Looking towards the remainder of the fiscal year we believe we are on track to show improvement. Based on our preliminary look at April revenues we believe that, excluding the ongoing impact of the single low margin DMSP and hosting customer I mentioned earlier, our third quarter revenues are on a pace thus far to exceed the same period of the previous year, which set our current quarterly revenue record. We are optimistic about continued growth through the remainder of the quarter based on our current pipeline of prospective deals."
Consolidated operating revenue was approximately $4.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, a decrease of approximately $261,000 (5.6%) from the corresponding period of prior fiscal year, due to decreased revenues of the Digital Media Services Group. However, Audio and Web Conferencing Services Group revenues were approximately $2.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, which was an increase of approximately $202,000 (7.3%) from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. This increase was a result of the Intella2 operations which we acquired on November 30, 2012, which had revenues of approximately $317,000, including free conferencing business revenues of approximately $67,000.
Digital Media Services Group revenues were approximately $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, a decrease of approximately $463,000 (24.2%) from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily due to a decrease in DMSP and hosting division revenues as well as a decrease in webcasting revenues.
DMSP and hosting division revenues decreased by approximately $214,000 (47.7%) for the three months ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. This decrease was primarily the result of the loss of a single customer that we were providing streaming services to at very little margin, as part of a larger business relationship that is still in place. Therefore, the loss of this customer and the related revenues did not have a material impact on our net operating results.
Revenues of the webcasting division decreased by approximately $222,000 (15.4%) for the three months ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. Although the approximately 1,100 webcasts we produced during the three months ended March 31, 2013 was approximately equal to the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, the webcasts for the three months ended March 31, 2013 had a higher proportion of lower priced audio-only events, versus higher priced video events.
Consolidated gross margin was approximately $3.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, a decrease of approximately $21,000 (0.7%) from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. Our consolidated gross margin percentage was 68.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2013, versus 65.5% for the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. This was due to reductions in Infinite cost of sales as well as the discontinuance of a single low margin DMSP and hosting customer, as discussed above. During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, we renegotiated certain supplier contracts which reduced our Infinite division cost of sales by approximately $59,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and that we expect will reduce our Infinite division cost of sales by another approximately $36,000 for the remainder of fiscal 2013, as compared to the corresponding period of fiscal 2012.
Consolidated operating expenses were approximately $4.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013, an increase of approximately $1.2 million (34.3%) from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily due to an approximately $1.2 million increase in compensation expense paid with common shares and other equity, as compared to the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year. This increase was primarily related to issuances of shares under an incentive compensation plan adopted by our Board of Directors in February 2013 - such shares will be issued in accordance with the terms of the 2007 Equity Incentive Plan which our Board and a majority of our shareholders adopted on September 18, 2007 and amended on March 25, 2010 and June 13, 2011. In addition, although we expect to continue compensating our executives, as well as our employees, directors and consultants, with equity from time to time, we do not expect future issuances to result in this level of expense in a single quarter. The increase in compensation expense paid with common shares and other equity accounts for all but approximately $41,000 of the increase in consolidated operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as compared to the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year.
Onstream's second quarter fiscal 2013 net loss of approximately $2.2 million, or $(0.12) per share, was based on approximately 17.4 million weighted average shares outstanding, as compared to net loss of approximately $0.7 million, or $(0.06) per share, which was based on approximately 12.0 million weighted average shares outstanding. As discussed above, the approximately $1.4 million increase in the current quarter's loss includes an approximately $1.2 million increase in compensation expense paid with equity, as discussed above. The current quarter net loss also includes a non-cash debt extinguishment loss of approximately $75,000.
Onstream's EBITDA, as adjusted, for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was negative ($110,230) as compared to EBITDA, as adjusted, of negative ($56,835) for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.
Cash flow from operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities other than cash) for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was negative ($215,450), compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $70,438 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Cash used in the current quarter for operating activities was adversely affected by an increase in interest expense arising from the debt financing used to acquire Intella2 and for general working capital.
Onstream will conduct a conference call on Thursday, May 16th at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss those financial results. During this teleconference, Mr. Randy Selman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onstream, will also discuss the continuing integration of the Company's November 30, 2012 acquisition of Intella2 as well as provide an outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The discussion will be followed by an open Q&A session. Interested parties may listen to the presentation live online at http://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1/1410 or by calling 1-888-645-4404 or 201-604-0169. It is recommended to dial in approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. An audio rebroadcast of the conference call will be archived for one year online at http://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1/1410.
About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation (OTCQB: ONSM), is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications and virtual event technology with integrated social media marketing tools. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365® solution enables publishers, associations, tradeshow promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self-deploy their own online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services. Select Onstream Media customers include AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, Shareholder.com (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures, and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, BT Conferencing, and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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