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SOURCE ESPIAL GROUP
OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - February 26, 2014 - Espial® Group Inc. ("Espial" or the "Company"), (TSX: ESP), a leader in the delivery of on-demand TV software and services, today announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2013.
Espial Q4 Highlights
"We had a strong Q4 and a good finish to 2013. In 2013, we continued to invest in innovating around our RDK software and HTML5 user experience solutions" said Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. "We announced a major cable operator win in Q4 2013 and continued to grab the attention of some of the world's largest cable operators with our sales and marketing efforts. Cable operators need open, cloud-based service platforms, using HTML5, to enable rapid service innovation and compete effectively against new, more nimble Internet competitors. As we move into 2014, we do so with a strong product portfolio, continued R&D innovation and a solid sales pipeline."
Fourth Quarter Financial Summary
For the three-month period ended December 31, 2013, the Company reported revenues of $3.9 million compared to revenues of $2.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. Earnings before interest, foreign exchange, taxes, stock compensation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was income of $0.6 million, compared to a loss of $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Net income, which includes non-cash items like depreciation, stock compensation and amortization of intangibles, for the quarter was $0.1 million or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.3 million last year, or $0.09 per share.
Q4 Financial Results
Fiscal 2013 Financial Results
Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2013, was $7,407,093.
A complete set of financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the period ended December 31, 2013, will be available at http://www.sedar.com.
The Company will be hosting a conference call to discuss the Q4 and fiscal year 2013 financial results on February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The phone number to join the results discussion is:
The playback for the call will be available until 11:59pm EST on March 25, 2014, at the following numbers and passcode:
About Espial (www.espial.com)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains information that is forward looking information with respect to Espial within the meaning of Section 138.4(9) of the Ontario Securities Act (forward looking statements) and other applicable securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In particular, statements or assumptions about, , economic conditions, benefits of new customer and partner relationships, future opportunities for the company and products and any other statements regarding Espial's objectives (and strategies to achieve such objectives), future expectations, beliefs, goals or prospects are or involve forward-looking information.
Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions. While the company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information, by its nature necessarily involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements or could cause our current objectives and strategies to change, including but not limited to changing conditions and other risks associated with the on-demand TV software industry and the market segments in which Espial operates, competition, Espial's ability to effectively develop its distribution channels and generate increased demand for its products, economic conditions, technological change, unanticipated changes in our costs, regulatory changes, litigation, the emergence of new opportunities, many of which are beyond our control and current expectation or knowledge.
Additional risks and uncertainties affecting Espial can be found in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and 2013 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. If any of these risks or uncertainties were to materialize, or if the factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking information were to prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those that are expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein and our current objectives or strategies may change. Espial assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
Earnings before interest, foreign exchange, taxes, stock compensation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a non-IFRS financial measure that does not have any prescribed meaning by IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Management believes that this non-IFRS financial measure, when taken together with the corresponding consolidated IFRS measures, increases the transparency of the Company's current results and enables investors to more fully understand trends in its current and future performance. A reconciliation of net loss to earnings before interest, foreign exchange, taxes, stock compensation, dividends on redeemable preferred shares, depreciation and amortization is as follows:
|(3 months)||(3 months)||(12 months)||(12 months)|
|Net loss and Comprehensive loss||$ 148,943||($1,273,082)||($ 5,529,421||($2,707,139)|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||59,569||60,743||212,158||207,919|
|Amortization of intangibles||161,460||288,196||1,101,885||1,146,573|
|Net interest income (expense)||(147,836)||(125,068)||(547,024)||(469,481)|
|Foreign exchange gain (loss)||33,241||149,293||(277,641)||6,284|
|Earnings before interest, foreign exchange, taxes, stock compensation, depreciation and amortization||$ 576,689||($910,636)||($ 2,960,261)||
Q4 Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
Three months ended
December 31, 2013
Three months ended
December 31, 2012
|Support and maintenance||1,091,201||977,992|
|Cost of revenue||738,575||802,624|
|Sales and marketing||710,362||978,995|
|General and administrative||394,635||360,878|
|Research and development||1,578,599||1,583,393|
|Business restructuring charges||-||-|
|Amortization of Intangible assets||161,460||288,196|
|Loss before other expense||318,910||(1,297,307)|
|Foreign exchange gain||33,241||149,293|
|Income (loss) before tax||204,315||(1,273,082)|
|Net income (loss)||$||148,944||$||(1,273,082)|
Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||7,407,093||$||3,055,644|
|Investment tax credits receivable||312,027||300,000|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||502,990||212,722|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||1,872,505||1,869,932|
|Share based payments reserve||12,125,080||11,981,111|
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