Harris Interactive® Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Provides Full Fiscal Year Guidance

 Harris Interactive® Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Provides                           Full Fiscal Year Guidance  PR Newswire  ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2013  ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced its second quarter fiscal 2013 financial results.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO )  Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "Today's announcement of improved earnings guidance over last year's earnings is a strong indication that the turnaround is progressing on schedule. Our improved profitability has allowed us to continue to de-leverage our balance sheet and position ourselves to pay off all remaining bank debt by fiscal year end. As our turnaround continues, the major task that remains is to continue to strengthen the sales engine of the Company by focusing our sales efforts on our core product strengths as well as some of our new product offerings."  Key Financial Statistics (1)                                                                                               For the Three Months     For the Six Months                                 Ended December 31,       Ended December 31,  USD in millions – unaudited                                  2012         2011        2012      2011 Revenue (2)                      $   37.1   $   39.1  $  70.1  $  76.9 Operating income (loss) (3)      $    3.0  $    2.3 $   4.8 $  (2.0) Net income (loss)                $    2.9  $    1.6 $   4.6 $  (4.3) Fully diluted net income (loss)  $   0.05   $   0.03  $  0.08  $ (0.08) per share Adjusted EBITDA (4)              $    4.8  $   4.0  $   8.3 $   1.6 Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges  $    4.8  $   4.0  $   8.3 $   6.9 (4) Cash provided by operations      $    1.6  $   3.3  $   1.9 $   3.5 Bookings (5)                     $   47.8   $  45.2   $  81.7  $  77.3 At December 31:                  2012         2011 Cash and cash equivalents        $   11.1  $  14.1 Outstanding debt                 $    3.6 $   8.4 Secured revenue (6)              $   54.1  $  45.1  ________  (1) All amounts shown reflect our Asian operations as discontinued operations.     Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. (2) Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences,     revenue for the three and six months ended December 31, 2012 decreased by     5% and 8%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.     Operating income for the three and six months ended December 31, 2012 did (3) not include any restructuring or other charges, compared with $(0.1)     million and $5.4 million, respectively, for the same prior year periods. (4) EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, is     EBITDA with stock-based compensation added back.     Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. (5) Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences,     bookings for the three and six months ended December 31, 2012 increased by     5% for both current periods, over the same prior year periods.     Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. (6) Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences,     secured revenue at December 31, 2012 increased by 19% over the same prior     year period.  Full Year Fiscal 2013 Guidance  Eric Narowski, Chief Financial Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "Based on current market conditions and forecasts, the Company projects Adjusted EBITDA to be between $13.5 and $14.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013."  Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results Conference Call and Webcast Access  Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these results on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Formal remarks will be followed by a question and answer session.  To access the conference call, please dial toll-free  877.303.9858 in the United States and Canada, or  408.337.0139 internationally.  A live webcast of the conference call also will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/, where an archived replay of the webcast will be available for 30days following the call. No telephone replay of the conference call will be provided. This media release will be available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/ prior to the call.  Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements  Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made by the Company on its conference call constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among others, statements as to future economic performance, projections as to financial items, estimates, and plans and objectives for future operations, products and services. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "feel", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", "continue", "consider", "possibility", or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated quarterly in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to reflect additional material risks. The Company has filed its reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and they are available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/. Risks and uncertainties also include the continued volatility of the global macroeconomic environment and its impact on the Company and its clients, the Company's ability to sustain and grow its revenue base, the Company's ability to maintain and improve cost efficient operations, the impact of reorganization, restructuring and related charges, quarterly variations in financial results, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with certain NASDAQ listing requirements, actions of competitors, the Company's ability to develop and maintain products and services attractive to the market, and the Company's ability to remain in compliance with the financial covenants in its credit agreement.  You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating such forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. The forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  About Harris Interactive  Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely forthe Harris Poll®and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients-stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visitwww.harrisinteractive.com.  HPOL – E      HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)                                                 December 31,     June 30,                                                 2012             2012 Assets  Cash and cash equivalents                    $     11,085 $  11,456  Accounts receivable, net                     27,234           19,940  Unbilled receivables                         6,512            7,513  Prepaids and other current assets            3,663            3,859  Deferred tax assets                          156              243            Total current assets                 48,650           43,011  Property, plant and equipment, net           2,335            2,500  Other intangibles, net                       9,551            10,795  Other assets                                 1,131            1,080            Total assets                         $     61,667 $  57,386 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  Accounts payable                             $     9,122 $   7,628  Accrued expenses                             17,343           21,643  Current portion of long-term debt            3,596            4,794  Deferred revenue                             14,264           10,088  Liabilities from discontinued operations     -                181            Total current liabilities            44,325           44,334  Long-term debt                               -                1,199  Deferred tax liabilities                     1,497            1,696  Other long-term liabilities                  3,165            4,072            Total stockholders' equity           12,680           6,085            Total liabilities and stockholders'  $     61,667 $  57,386            equity      HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (In thousands, except share and per share data) (Unaudited)                                Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended                                December 31,             December 31,                                2012        2011         2012        2011 Revenue from services          $        $         $        $                                   37,087      39,115       70,097      76,884 Operating expenses:  Cost of services            21,898      24,380       41,353      48,010 Selling, general and           11,207      11,308       21,985      22,973 administrative Depreciation and               963         1,197        1,911       2,490 amortization Restructuring and other        -           (72)         -           5,368 charges Total operating expenses       34,068      36,813       65,249      78,841 Operating income (loss)        3,019       2,302        4,848       (1,957) Operating margin               8.1%        5.9%         6.9%        -2.5% Interest expense, net          69          204          170         361  Income (loss) from continuing operations before   2,950       2,098        4,678       (2,318) income taxes Provision for income taxes     58          283          43          3  Income (loss) from          2,892       1,815        4,635       (2,321) continuing operations  Loss from discontinued      -           (190)        -           (2,011) operations  Net income (loss)           $       $        $       $                                   2,892       1,625        4,635       (4,332) Basic net income (loss) per share:  Continuing operations       $      $       $      $                                    0.05        0.03         0.08        (0.04)  Discontinued operations     -           (0.00)       -           (0.04) Basic net income (loss) per    $      $       $      $     share                          0.05        0.03         0.08        (0.08) Diluted net income (loss) per share:  Continuing operations       $      $       $      $                                    0.05        0.03         0.08        (0.04)  Discontinued operations     -           (0.00)       -           (0.04) Diluted net income (loss)      $      $       $      $     per share                      0.05        0.03         0.08        (0.08) Weighted average shares outstanding:  Basic                     56,152,326  55,272,335   56,171,401  55,149,610  Diluted                   57,412,623  55,294,426   57,395,320  55,149,610      Harris Interactive Inc. Three and Six Months Ended December 31, 2012 Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Amounts in thousands of USD                                 Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended                                 December 31,              December 31,                                 2012         2011         2012      2011 GAAP net income (loss)          $   2,892 $   1,625  $  4,635 $ (4,332) Loss from discontinued         -            190          -         2,011 operations Interest expense, net           69           204          170       361 Provision for income taxes      58           283          43        3 Depreciation and amortization   1,127        1,462        2,243     2,980 EBITDA                          $   4,146 $   3,764  $  7,091 $  1,023 Stock-based compensation (7)    679          271          1,248     550 Adjusted EBITDA                 $   4,825 $   4,035  $  8,339 $  1,573 Adjusted EBITDA                 $   4,825 $   4,035  $  8,339 $  1,573 Add-back of restructuring and   -            (72)         -         5,368 other charges Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other      $   4,825 $   3,963  $  8,339 $  6,941 charges (7) Stock-based compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation accounted for under the FASB guidance for stock-based compensation.      Full Year Fiscal 2013 Guidance Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Amounts in millions of USD                                     For the Fiscal Year  For the Fiscal Year                                     Ending June 30, 2013 Ended June 30, 2012                                     (1)(2) GAAP net income (loss)              $           $       (5.6)                                     7.0 Loss from discontinued operations,  -                    1.9 net of tax Interest expense, net               0.2                  0.7 Provision for income taxes          0.1                  0.2 Depreciation and amortization       4.4                  5.6 EBITDA                              $            $        2.8                                     11.7 Stock-based compensation (3)        2.3                  1.8 Adjusted EBITDA                     $            $        4.6                                     14.0 Adjusted EBITDA                     $            $        4.6                                     14.0 Add-back of restructuring and other -                    7.5 charges Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of    $            $       12.1 restructuring and other charges     14.0 (1) This reconciliation is based on the midpoint of the Adjusted EBITDA guidance range provided in this press release. (2) The amounts expressed in this column are based on current estimates as of the date of this press release. (3) Stock-based compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation accounted for under the FASB guidance for stock-based compensation.    Press Contact: Michael T. Burns Investor Relations Harris Interactive Inc. 800-866-7655 x7328 mburns@harrisinteractive.com   SOURCE Harris Interactive  Website: http://www.harrisinteractive.com