Point.360 Announces Second Fiscal Quarter And First Half Results

       Point.360 Announces Second Fiscal Quarter And First Half Results  PR Newswire  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Point.360 (NASDAQ: PTSX), a leading provider of integrated media management services, today announced results for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2013, including sales of $13.1 million for the six months, resulting in breakeven operating cash flow.  Haig S. Bagerdjian, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said: "In fiscal 2014, our results have been affected by lower orders from a major customer as well as our exit from the inconsistent computer graphics market. However, we are encouraged by increases in ordering activity by another of our major clients and the adaptation of content for foreign markets, often called localization. We believe diversification of customers and localization will be growth opportunities for us in the future."  Revenues  Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 totaled $6.3 million compared to $7.7 million in the same quarter last year. Revenues for the six months ended December 31, 2013 were $13.1 million compared to $15.4 million last year. Declines were due primarily to lower orders by a major customer and our decision in the second quarter to terminate our inconsistent computer graphics business.  Gross Margin  In the second quarter of fiscal 2014, gross margin was $2.2 million (35% of sales), compared to $2.5 million (33% of revenues) in the prior year's quarter. For the first half of fiscal 2014, gross margins were $4.2 million or (32% of revenues), compared to $5.2 million, or 34% of revenues in last year's period.  Selling, General and Administrative and Other Expenses  For the second quarter of fiscal 2014, SG&A expenses were $2.8 million, or 45% of sales, compared to $2.9 million, or 38% of sales in the second quarter of last year. For the current six month period, SG&A expenses were $5.9 million (45% of sales), compared to $5.8 million (38% of sales) last year.  Interest expense was $0.1 million for both the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2013, and $0.1 million and $0.2 million in last year's three and six month periods.  Other income in all periods includes sublease income and gain on sale of fixed assets. In the fiscal 2013 six month period, other income also included a $332,000 discount received on the payoff of a mortgage, offset by the write offs of $90,000 of deferred financing costs related to that mortgage and a $30,000 fee to terminate a revolving credit agreement.  Operating Loss  The operating loss was $0.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to a $0.4 million profit in last year's second quarter. For the six months ended December 31, 2013, the operating loss was $1.6 million compared to $0.6 million last year.  Net Loss  For the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2014, the Company reported net losses of $0.6 million ($0.06 per share) and $1.6 million ($0.15 per share), respectively, compared to $0.4 million ($0.04 per share) and $0.5 million ($0.05 per share) in the same periods last year.  Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Non-Cash Charges (EBITDAN)*  The following table reconciles the Company's EBITDAN to net income which is the most directly comparable financial measure under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"):   Computation of EBITDAN (unaudited)*                    Three Months Ended             Six Months Ended                     December 31                    December 31,                    2012            2013           2012          2013 Net loss           $           $ (623,000)    $          $                      (390,000)                     (495,000)    (1,630,000) Interest (net)     80,000          71,000         248,000       145,000 Income taxes       --              --             --            -- Depreciation &     625,000         492,000        1,238,000     801,000 amortization Other non-cash charges: Bad debt expense   9,000           (119,000)      16,000        (112,000) (recovery) Stock based        60,000          77,000         102,000       140,000 compensation                                                               EBITDAN            $          $           $          $                      384,000        (102,000)     1,109,000    (656,000)     Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) *     The table below summarizes results for the three month periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2013:                        Three Months Ended          Six Months Ended                         December 31,                December 31,                                                              2013          2012          2013                        2012 Revenues              $           $         $            $                           7,745,000    6,286,000     15,406,000   13,058,000 Cost of services sold  (5,221,000)   (4,095,000)   (10,174,000)  (8,834,000) Gross profit           2,524,000     2,191,000     5,232,000     4,224,000 Selling, general and   (2,910,000)   (2,819,000)   (5,843,000)   (5,864,000) administrative expense Operating loss         (386,000)     (628,000)     (611,000)     (1,640,000) Interest expense       (80,000)      (71,000)      (248,000)     (145,000) Other income           76,000        76,000        364,000       155,000 Loss before income     (390,000)     (623,000)     (495,000)     (1,630,000) taxes Benefit from income    -             -             -             - taxes Net loss               $        $         $        $                           (390,000)     (623,000)     (495,000)     (1,630,000) Loss per share:  Basic:  Net loss       $       $       $       $                                (0.04)     (0.06)       (0.05)      (0.15)  Weighted average number of      10,513,166    10,536,906    10,513,166    10,528,909 shares  Diluted:  Net loss       $       $       $       $                                (0.04)     (0.06)       (0.05)      (0.15)  Weighted average number of sharesincluding the   10,513,166    10,536,906    10,513,166    10,528,909 dilutive effect of stock options     Selected Balance Sheet Statistics (unaudited)*                                 June 30,                December 31,                                  2013                    2013 Working Capital                 $       3,420,000 $     (5,938,000) Property and equipment, net     15,993,000              15,318,000 Total assets                    23,652,000              21,626,000 Current portion of long term    490,000                 8,620,000 debt Long-term debt, net of current  8,247,000               - portion Shareholder's equity            9,219,000               7,749,000  *The consolidated statements of operations, computation of EBITDAN and presentation of balance sheet statistics do not represent the results of operations or the financial position of the Company in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and are not to be considered as alternatives to the balance sheet, statement of income, operating income, net income or any other GAAP measurements as an indicator of operating performance or financial position. Not all companies calculate such statistics in the same fashion and, therefore, the statistics may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Management believes that these computations provide additional useful analytical information to investors.  About Point.360  Point.360 (PTSX) is a value add service organization specializing in content creation, manipulation and distribution processes integrating complex technologies to solve problems in the life cycle of Rich Media. With locations in greater Los Angeles, Point.360 performs high and standard definition audio and video post production and archives and distributes physical and electronic Rich Media content worldwide, serving studios, independent producers, corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental and creative agencies. Point.360 provides the services necessary to edit, master, reformat and archive clients' audio and video content, including television programming, feature films and movie trailers. Point.360's interconnected facilities provide service coverage to all major U.S. media centers. The Company also rents and sells DVDs and video games directly to consumers through its Movie>Q retail stores. See www.Point360.com and www.MovieQ.com.  Forward-looking Statements  Certain statements in Point.360 press releases may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding (i) the Company's projected revenues, earnings, cash flow and EBITDA; (ii) planned focus on internal growth and acquisitions; (iii) reduction of facilities and actions to streamline operations; (iv) actions being taken to reduce costs and improve customer service and (v) new business and new acquisitions. Please also refer to the risk factors described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual reports on Form 10-K. Such statements are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition to the factors described in the Company's SEC filings, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed herein: (a) lower than expected net sales, operating income and earnings; (b) less than expected growth; (c) actions of competitors including business combinations, technological breakthroughs, new product offerings and promotional successes; (d) the risk that anticipated new business may not occur or be delayed; (e) the risk of inefficiencies that could arise due to top level management changes and (f) general economic and political conditions that adversely impact the Company's customers' willingness or ability to purchase or pay for services from the Company. The Company has no responsibility to update forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.  SOURCE Point.360  Website: http://www.point360.com Contact: Alan Steel, Executive Vice President, (818) 565-1444