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Rovi Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Performance - Key IP Licensing Settlements and Customer Renewals Executed During the Quarter (NASDAQ: ROVI) - Rovicorp.com
Rovi Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Performance

 

PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Santa Clara, CA, United States, 2013/05/01 - Key IP Licensing Settlements and Customer Renewals Executed During the Quarter (NASDAQ: ROVI) - Rovicorp.com. NASDAQ: ROVI

   
 
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Rovi Corporation today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. All 2012 and 2013 results presented in this release have been adjusted to reflect the reclassification of the Rovi Entertainment Store business, which the Company has put up for sale, as discontinued operations.

The Company reported first quarter revenue of $154.7 million, compared to $171.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. First quarter 2013 GAAP Income from continuing operations, net of tax, was $0.0 million, compared to a GAAP Income from continuing operations, net of tax, of $12.5 million for the first quarter of 2012. After taking into consideration discontinued operations, the Company reported a GAAP net loss of $25.7 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $4.6 million for the first quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, first quarter Adjusted Pro Forma Income was $44.9 million, compared to $68.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, and first quarter Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share was $0.45, compared to $0.63 in the first quarter of 2012. The year-over-year declines were primarily attributable to expected revenue declines within the Company's consumer electronics video delivery and display sales vertical.

Adjusted Pro Forma Income and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share are defined below in the section entitled Non-GAAP or Adjusted Pro Forma Information. Reconciliations between GAAP pro forma and Adjusted Pro Forma results from operations are provided in the tables below.

“We demonstrated strong execution in the first quarter and made significant progress against our strategic initiatives, as we announced key new customers and renewals and extended our technology footprint further into mobile and over-the-top delivery ecosystems,” said Tom Carson, President and CEO of Rovi. “We entered into several key IP licensing arrangements this quarter, which we believe affirms the continuing importance of Rovi’s IP in the evolving digital entertainment landscape and positions the Company well for future growth.”

During the quarter, the Company repurchased 2.2 million shares of its stock for $42.1 million, and since March 31, 2013, the Company has repurchased approximately 800,000 additional shares of its stock for approximately $17.1 million.

Business Outlook
Rovi continues to anticipate fiscal year 2013 revenue of between $630 million and $660 million, and is increasing its expectations for fiscal year 2013 Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share from $1.90 - $2.20 to $1.95 -$2.25.

Conference Call Information
Rovi management will host a conference call today, May 1, 2013, at 2:00 pm. PT / 5:00 pm. ET to discuss the financial results. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the conference are welcome to call 1-800-762-8779 (or international +1-480-629-9645) and reference the Rovi call. The conference call can also be accessed via live webcast in the Investor Relations section of Rovi's website.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through May 3, 2013 and can be accessed by calling 1-800-406-7325 (or international +1-303-590-3030) and entering access code 4612637#. A replay of the audio webcast will be available on Rovi Corporation's website approximately 1-2 hours after the live webcast ends and will remain on Rovi Corporation's website until its next quarterly earnings call.

Non-GAAP or Adjusted Pro Forma Information
Rovi Corporation provides non-GAAP Adjusted Pro Forma information. References to Adjusted Pro Forma information are references to non-GAAP pro forma measures. The Company provides Adjusted Pro Forma information to assist investors in assessing its current and future operations in the way that its management evaluates those operations. Adjusted Pro Forma Income and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are not required by, and are not presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Pro Forma information is not a substitute for any performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, including, but not limited to, GAAP pro forma information prepared in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations.

Adjusted Pro Forma Income is defined as GAAP pro forma income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax, adding back non-cash items such as equity-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, amortization or write-off of note issuance costs, non-cash interest expense recorded on convertible debt under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 470-20 (formerly known as FSP APB 14-1), mark-to-market fair value adjustments for interest rate swaps, caps and foreign currency collars and the reversals of discrete tax items including reserves; as well as items which impact comparability that are required to be recorded under GAAP, but that the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating results such as transaction, transition and integration costs, restructuring and asset impairment charges, payments to note holders and for expenses in connection with the early redemption or modification of debt and gains on sale of strategic investments. While depreciation expense is a non-cash item, it is included in Adjusted Pro Forma Income as a reasonable proxy for capital expenditures.

Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share is calculated using Adjusted Pro Forma Income.
The Company's management has evaluated and made operating decisions about its business operations primarily based upon Adjusted Pro Forma Income and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share. Management uses Adjusted Pro Forma Income and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share as measures as they exclude items management does not consider to be “core costs” or “core proceeds” when making business decisions. Therefore, management presents these Adjusted Pro Forma financial measures along with GAAP measures. For each such Adjusted Pro Forma financial measure, the adjustment provides management with information about the Company's underlying operating performance that enables a more meaningful comparison of its financial results in different reporting periods. For example, since Rovi Corporation does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle, management excludes amortization of intangibles from acquisitions, transaction costs and transition and integration costs in order to make more consistent and meaningful evaluations of the Company's operating expenses. Management also excludes the effect of restructuring and asset impairment charges, expenses in connection with the early redemption or modification of debt and gains on sale of strategic investments. Management excludes the impact of equity-based compensation to help it compare current period operating expenses against the operating expenses for prior periods and to eliminate the effects of this non-cash item, which, because it is based upon estimates on the grant dates, may bear little resemblance to the actual values realized upon the future exercise, expiration, termination or forfeiture of the equity-based compensation, and which, as it relates to stock options and stock purchase plan shares, is required for GAAP purposes to be estimated under valuation models, including the Black-Scholes model used by Rovi Corporation. Management excludes non-cash interest expense recorded on convertible debt under ASC 470-20, mark-to-market fair value adjustments for interest rate swaps, caps, foreign currency collars, and the reversals of discrete tax items including reserves as they are non-cash items and not considered “core costs” or meaningful when management evaluates the Company's operating expenses. Management reclassifies the current period benefit or cost of the interest rate swaps from gain or loss on interest rate swaps and caps, net to interest expense in order for interest expense to reflect the swap rates, as these instruments were entered into to control the interest rate the Company effectively pays on its convertible debt.

Management is using these Adjusted Pro Forma measures to help it make budgeting decisions, including decisions that affect operating expenses and operating margin. Further, Adjusted Pro Forma financial information helps management track actual performance relative to financial targets. Making Adjusted Pro Forma financial information available to investors, in addition to GAAP financial information, may also help investors compare the Company's performance with the performance of other companies in our industry, which may use similar financial measures to supplement their GAAP financial information.

Management recognizes that the use of Adjusted Pro Forma measures has limitations, including the fact that management must exercise judgment in determining which types of charges should be excluded from the Adjusted Pro Forma financial information. Because other companies, including companies similar to Rovi Corporation, may calculate their non-GAAP financial measures differently than the Company calculates its Adjusted Pro Forma measures, these Non-GAAP measures may have limited usefulness in comparing companies. Management believes, however, that providing Adjusted Pro Forma financial information, in addition to GAAP financial information, facilitates consistent comparison of the Company's financial performance over time. The Company provides Adjusted Pro Forma financial information to the investment community, not as an alternative, but as an important supplement to GAAP financial information; to enable investors to evaluate the Company's core operating performance in the same way that management does. Reconciliations between historical pro forma and Adjusted Pro Forma results of operations are provided in the tables below.

About Rovi Corporation
Rovi (rovicorp.com) powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Forward Looking Statements
All statements contained herein, including the quotations attributed to Mr. Carson, that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “will,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends” or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's estimates of revenues and earnings for the 2013 fiscal year, business strategies, and possible sale of its Rovi Entertainment Store business.

Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the Company's ability to successfully execute on its strategic plan and customer demand for and industry acceptance of the Company's technologies and integrated solutions, and the Company's completion of a sale transaction involving the Rovi Entertainment Store business. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at sec.gov/). The Company assumes no obligation, except as required by law, to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Rovi Q1 2013 Business and Operating Highlights:

Discovery:
• Approximately 168 million worldwide subscribers; 120 million excluding pre-paid licensees

IP Licensing:
• Entered into multi-year IP license agreement across all products with LG Electronics
• Entered into a new license agreement with Hulu, resolving all outstanding litigation

Guide Products:
• First commercial launch of TotalGuide xD including remote record capability with Cogeco Cable
• Renewed 33 North American cable operators

Advertising:
• Launched new advertising campaigns with a major fast food chain, a large airline, a top brewing company and a leading personal care consumer brand
• Acquired IntegralReach and its predictive television analytics platform that enables broadcast networks, cable service providers, and others in the television distribution industry to analyze massive amounts of click-stream viewership information and other data to optimize ad placements and promotions
• Signed an agreement with a leading North American service provider for custom analytics reports

Video Delivery and Display:

DivX:
• Renewed LG Electronics relationship and expanded agreement to license DivX Plus Streaming for mobile devices
• Expanded Samsung smart television and Blu-ray device license to include DivX Plus Streaming
• Expanded DivX relationship with Hubee (France) and Maxx-XS BV (Netherlands) to include DivX Plus Streaming
• More than 50 companies have signed up for and received pre-release copies of the MainConcept HEVC SDK for their internal testing
• 90 million additional DivX deployments

Other:

Data:
• Announced agreement with a leader in social media to enable more robust digital media user experiences
• Expanded geographical coverage for one of the largest CE manufacturers.

 
 
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