• Total revenue was $14.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, a decline of 6% from the third quarter driven primarily by what the company believed to be a temporary volume decrease in an ongoing engagement. Year-over-year, the fourth quarter was down 8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2009.
• Net income for the fourth quarter was $1.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2010, and a net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in net income largely resulted from certain tax benefits in the period.
• For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, revenue was $61.5 million, down 20% from 2009. The company incurred a net loss in 2010 of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in 2009.
• The company's balance sheet continues to be strong with cash, cash equivalents and investments of $28.0 million as of December 31, 2010, compared to $28.5 million at September 30, 2010.
• Innodata Isogen repurchased approximately 126,000 shares of its common stock during the fourth quarter of 2010 at a total cost of approximately $0.4 million. During 2010, the company repurchased a total of approximately 264,000 shares at a cost of $0.8 million. Under the company's authorized share repurchase program, an additional $1.3 million remains to be utilized.
"In the fourth quarter, we made progress on several strategic fronts," said Jack Abuhoff, Chairman and CEO of Innodata Isogen. We began an important new relationship with Apple to provide online ePublishing services for the iBookstore. Separate from this, we significantly increased our new business bookings relative to the third quarter. In total, the projected value of the new business we booked in the second half of 2010 was more than twice the projected value of the new business we booked in the first half of the year and, significantly, we expect the business we booked in the second half of the year to yield significantly improved margins over the business we booked in the first half of the year."
Abuhoff continued,"2010 was a tough year, but we managed to close the year with $28 million in cash and equivalents, up from 2009, even while we invested $0.8 million toward our share buyback program and another approximately $2 million toward new services."
Abuhoff concluded,"In 2011, we intend to:
• Continue to invest in new services that have helped fuel our recent bookings acceleration within our core markets;
• Diversify our revenue base by investing in new businesses which are outside our core markets but are enabled by our capabilities; and
• Pursue opportunities for cost savings and productivity enhancement."
Timing of Conference Call with Q&A
Innodata Isogen will conduct an earnings conference call, including a question & answer period, at 11AM ET today. You can participate in this call by dialing the following call-in numbers:
The call-in numbers for the conference call are:
1-888-203-1112 (Domestic Replay)
1-719-457-0820 (International Replay)
Pass code on replay only: 8608883
Investors are also invited to access a live Webcast of the conference call at the Investor Relations section of innodata-isogen.com. Please note that the Webcast feature will be in listen-only mode.
Call-in or Webcast replay will be available for 30 days following the conference call.
About Innodata Isogen
Innodata Isogen (innodata-isogen.com), is a leading provider of knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) services, as well as publishing and related information technology (IT) services.
We work as a product development partner to our clients, helping them meet their content creation and publishing challenges. We provide outsourcing services that draw upon onshore and offshore resources, proven project management and highly engineered processes and tools. We also help our clients improve their internal business operations with process and systems engineering. Our clients include leading enterprises in information-intensive industries such as media, publishing and information services, high technology, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, law, government and intelligence.
Recent honors include Global Services Media's Global Services 100, EContent Magazine's EContent 100, KMWorld Magazine's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP) Global Outsourcing Top 100, D&B India's Leading ITeS and BPO Companies and the Black Book of Outsourcing's Top List of Leading Outsourcing Providers to the Printing and Publishing Business.
Headquartered in the New York metro area, Innodata Isogen has offices and operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, China, India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
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