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Onstream Media Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results
Jan 13, 2012 (03:01 PM EST)
-- Company Achieves Record Cash from Operating Activities (before changes in working capital) for the year, as well as Quarterly and Annual Revenue Records --
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology and social media marketing, reported today its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and the year ended September 30, 2011.
The approximately $288,000, or 7.1%, increase in consolidated revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2011 was primarily due to higher sales from the Company's Audio and Web Conferencing Services Group, which were approximately $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. This $2.5 million from the Audio and Web Conferencing Services Group represented an increase of approximately $208,000, or 9.1%, from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily a result of increased audio conferencing revenues in the Infinite division.
The Infinite division's revenues of $1,997,662 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 represented a new record high for that division. Furthermore, the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 included Infinite's first month ever in excess of 10 million minutes, which month in turn contained a single daily record of almost 700,000 minutes.
Digital Media Services Group revenues were approximately $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011, an increase of approximately $80,000, or 4.5%, from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily due to an increase in Webcasting division revenues. Webcasting division revenues included an approximately 21.1% growth in revenues from webcasting services provided to the following governmental entities: the State of California, the California State Department of Technology Services, the California State Board of Equalization, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
Onstream recognized $271,000 positive cash flow from operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities) for the year ended September 30, 2011, compared to cash used in operating activities of approximately $211,000 in the previous fiscal year. This represented an improvement of approximately $482,000 and the first time in our company's history this measurement has been positive for a full fiscal year. Even with the seasonal reduction in revenues that we historically experience in our fourth fiscal quarter, cash used in operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities) was only approximately $13,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2011.
Onstream's net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2011 of approximately $2.5 million included approximately the same amount of non-cash expenses ($2.5 million, net of non-cash income). The primary non-cash expenses included in that net loss were a $1.7 million impairment loss on goodwill, as well as depreciation and amortization and certain items (employee compensation, professional fees and interest) paid with equity. Onstream's fourth quarter fiscal 2011 net loss of approximately $2.5 million, or $(0.22) per share was based on 11.4 million weighted average shares outstanding and represented a 3.2% decrease from the fourth quarter fiscal 2010 net loss of approximately $2.6 million, or $(0.33) per share, which was based on 8.0 million weighted average shares outstanding.
Onstream's fiscal 2011 net loss of approximately $5.2 million included approximately $5.5 million of non-cash expenses (net of non-cash income). The primary non-cash expenses included in that net loss were a $1.7 million impairment loss on goodwill and $1.5 million depreciation and amortization, as well as certain items (employee compensation, professional fees and interest) paid with equity. Onstream's fiscal 2011 net loss of approximately $5.2 million, or $(0.52) per share was based on 10.0 million weighted average shares outstanding and represented a 44.0% decrease from the fiscal 2010 net loss of approximately $9.3 million, or $(1.20) per share, which was based on 7.7 million weighted average shares outstanding.
Randy Selman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onstream Media, commented, "We are pleased that we were able to accomplish new revenue records in the most recently completed fiscal year and quarter, continuing our achievement of such records in the previous recent quarters. Our fourth quarter revenues, while seasonally lower than third quarter revenues as expected, grew 7.1% year-over-year. We also saw a 6.0% increase in our revenues for the entire fiscal year. Looking forward to fiscal 2012, we believe that our legacy business, including conferencing and webcasting services, as well as our anticipation of the start of meaningful revenues from our MarketPlace365 platform, will continue to drive our revenue growth."
Mr. Selman added, "We are also pleased to report positive cash flow from operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities) for an entire fiscal year for the first time in our history. Addressing cash flow going forward, based on our results for the year ended September 30, 2011, revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 and expense reductions already implemented by us that will affect fiscal 2012, we estimate that even with no increase from historic revenue levels our operations would result in sufficient cash flow to adequately fund all but approximately $515,000 of our anticipated ongoing cash expenditures through September 30, 2012, including capital expenditures and debt service. Since we expect to see year-over-year increases in gross margin exceeding that amount for the remaining nine months of fiscal 2012, we expect our operations to cover all of our cash requirements for the next fiscal year, although we may still choose to accept additional financial investment in the company if necessary to finance worthy initiatives."
"We continued to strengthen our balance sheet in the fourth quarter of 2011," continued Mr. Selman. "Our liability under certain convertible debentures was reduced by $140,000 as a result of conversion to common shares and we paid off other debt and other current liabilities using proceeds of approximately $668,000 received from sale of our common stock. We also extended the maturity dates of $350,000 of our remaining debt, in some cases beyond the end of fiscal 2012."
"Despite our lackluster stock price, these very positive revenue and operating cash flow results support our continuing confidence in our corporate strategy. Accordingly, we believe that the market will reflect the value we have created and the further progress we expect as we continue to execute our strategy," concluded Mr. Selman.
Management will hold a conference call on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2011, as well as provide an outlook for fiscal 2012. Management discussion will be followed by an open Q&A session. Interested parties may listen to the presentation live online at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=84469 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.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=84469.
About Onstream Media
Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ: ONSM) is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology and social media marketing. 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, Qwest and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this document and elsewhere by Onstream Media are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such information includes, without limitation, the business outlook, assessment of market conditions, anticipated financial and operating results, strategies, future plans, contingencies and contemplated transactions of the company. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause or contribute to actual results of company operations, or the performance or achievements of the company or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements. In addition to any such risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed elsewhere herein, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied for the forward- looking statements include, but are not limited to fluctuations in demand; changes to economic growth in the U.S. economy; government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the Internet. Onstream Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in Onstream Media Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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