▾ G11 Media Network: | ChannelCity | ImpresaCity | SecurityOpenLab | GreenCity | Italian Channel Awards | Italian Project Awards | ...
InnovationOpenLab

Digimarc Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

#digitalwatermarks--Digimarc Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. “Q1 was another strong quarter for Digimarc. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, we...

Business Wire

Annual Recurring Revenue(1) Increases 85%

Subscription Gross Profit Margin(2) Expands to 87%

BEAVERTON, Ore.: #digitalwatermarks--Digimarc Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“Q1 was another strong quarter for Digimarc. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, we grew quarter-ending Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) 85%, grew commercial subscription revenue 52%, and expanded subscription gross profit margin 7.5 percentage points to 87.0%,” said Digimarc CEO Riley McCormack. “We are focused on positioning ourselves to convert our large Total Addressable Market (TAM) into substantial free cash flow by delivering high and long-lasting growth at world class operating margins. Q1 provided multiple tangible examples of our progress against this focus.”

First Quarter Financial Results

Subscription revenue for the first quarter of 2024 increased to $5.8 million compared to $3.9 million for the first quarter of 2023, primarily reflecting higher subscription revenue from new and existing commercial contracts.

Service revenue for the first quarter of 2024 increased to $4.2 million compared to $4.0 million for the first quarter of 2023, primarily reflecting the timing of government program work.

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2024 increased to $9.9 million compared to $7.8 million for the first quarter of 2023.

Gross profit margin for the first quarter of 2024 increased to 63% compared to 54% for the first quarter of 2023. Excluding amortization expense on acquired intangible assets, subscription gross profit margin increased to 87% from 80% while service gross profit margin slightly decreased to 56% from 57% for the first quarter of 2024 compared to the first quarter of 2023.

Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the first quarter of 2024 increased to 78% compared to 73% for the first quarter of 2023.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2024 decreased to $17.1 million compared to $19.0 million for the first quarter of 2023.

Non-GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter of 2024 decreased to $13.8 million compared to $15.5 million for the first quarter of 2023.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $10.3 million or ($0.50) per share compared to $14.0 million or ($0.70) per share for the first quarter of 2023.

Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $5.5 million or ($0.27) per share compared to $9.0 million or ($0.45) per share for the first quarter of 2023.

At March 31, 2024, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $48.9 million compared to $27.2 million at December 31, 2023.

_______________ 

(1) Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) is a company performance metric calculated as the aggregation of annualized subscription fees from all of our commercial contracts as of the measurement date.

(2) Subscription Gross Profit Margin excludes amortization expense on acquired intangible assets.

Conference Call

Digimarc will hold a conference call today (Thursday, May 2, 2024) to discuss these financial results and to provide a business update. CEO Riley McCormack, CFO Charles Beck and CLO George Karamanos will host the call starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time). A question and answer session will follow management’s prepared remarks.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and in the investor section of the company’s website. The conference call script will also be posted to the company’s website shortly before the call.

For those who wish to call in via telephone to ask a question, please dial the number below at least five minutes before the scheduled start time:

Toll Free number: 877-407-0832

International number: 201-689-8433

Conference ID number: 13743902

About Digimarc

Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) is the pioneer and global leader in digital watermarking technologies. For nearly 30 years, Digimarc innovations and intellectual property in digital watermarking have been deployed at a massive scale for the identification and the authentication of physical and digital items. A notable example is our partnership with a consortium of the world’s central banks to deter counterfeiting of global currency. Digimarc is also instrumental in supporting global industry standards efforts spanning both the physical and digital worlds. In 2023, Digimarc was named to the Fortune 2023 Change the World list and honored as a 2023 Fast Company World Changing Ideas finalist. Learn more at Digimarc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this release, the matters described in this release contain various “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements include statements identified by terminology such as “will,” “should,” “expects,” “estimates,” “predicts” and “continue” or other derivations of these or other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements are statements of management’s opinion and are subject to various assumptions, risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied from the statements in this release as a result of changes in economic, business and regulatory factors. More detailed information about risk factors that may affect actual results are outlined in the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, and in subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, Digimarc undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: Non-GAAP gross profit, Non-GAAP gross profit margin, Non-GAAP operating expenses, Non-GAAP net loss, and Non-GAAP loss per share (diluted). See below for a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These non-GAAP financial measures are an important measure of our operating performance because they allow management, investors and analysts to evaluate and assess our core operating results from period-to-period after removing non-cash and non-recurring activities that affect comparability. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating its financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons.

Digimarc believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures, together with the reconciliation to GAAP, helps management and investors make comparisons between us and other companies. In making any comparisons to other companies, investors need to be aware that companies use different non-GAAP measures to evaluate their financial performance. Investors should pay close attention to the specific definition being used and to the reconciliation between such measures and the corresponding GAAP measures provided by each company under applicable SEC rules. These non-GAAP financial measures are not measurements of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP. In order to facilitate a clear understanding of its consolidated historical operating results, investors should examine Digimarc’s non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with its historical GAAP financial information, and investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as substitutes for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental to, and should not be considered as alternatives to, GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company nor are they intended to be predictive of potential future results.

Digimarc Corporation

Consolidated Income Statement Information

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

2023

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription

 

$

5,762

 

 

$

3,885

 

Service

 

 

4,176

 

 

 

3,958

 

Total revenue

 

 

9,938

 

 

 

7,843

 

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription (1)

 

 

747

 

 

 

795

 

Service (1)

 

 

1,839

 

 

 

1,715

 

Amortization expense on acquired intangible assets

 

 

1,140

 

 

 

1,089

 

Total cost of revenue

 

 

3,726

 

 

 

3,599

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription (1)

 

 

5,015

 

 

 

3,090

 

Service (1)

 

 

2,337

 

 

 

2,243

 

Amortization expense on acquired intangible assets

 

 

(1,140

)

 

 

(1,089

)

Total gross profit

 

 

6,212

 

 

 

4,244

 

Gross profit margin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscription (1)

 

 

87

%

 

 

80

%

Service (1)

 

 

56

%

 

 

57

%

Total

 

 

63

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

5,536

 

 

 

6,298

 

Research, development and engineering

 

 

6,741

 

 

 

7,826

 

General and administrative

 

 

4,520

 

 

 

4,627

 

Amortization expense on acquired intangible assets

 

 

272

 

 

 

260

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

17,069

 

 

 

19,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

 

(10,857

)

 

 

(14,767

)

Other income, net

 

 

528

 

 

 

745

 

Loss before income taxes

 

 

(10,329

)

 

 

(14,022

)

Provision for income taxes

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(18

)

Net loss

 

$

(10,338

)

 

$

(14,040

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share — basic

 

$

(0.50

)

 

$

(0.70

)

Loss per share — diluted

 

$

(0.50

)

 

$

(0.70

)

Weighted average shares outstanding — basic

 

 

20,730

 

 

 

20,093

 

Weighted average shares outstanding — diluted

 

 

20,730

 

 

 

20,093

 

______________

(1) Cost of revenue, Gross profit and Gross profit margin for Subscription and Service excludes amortization expense on acquired intangible assets.

Digimarc Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

2023

GAAP gross profit

 

$

6,212

 

 

$

4,244

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

 

1,140

 

 

 

1,089

 

Amortization and write-off of other intangible assets

 

 

138

 

 

 

144

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

253

 

 

 

238

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

 

$

7,743

 

 

$

5,715

 

Non-GAAP gross profit margin

 

 

78

%

 

 

73

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating expenses

 

$

17,069

 

 

$

19,011

 

Depreciation and write-off of property and equipment

 

 

(193

)

 

 

(428

)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

 

(272

)

 

 

(260

)

Amortization and write-off of other intangible assets

 

 

(133

)

 

 

If you liked this article and want to stay up to date with news from InnovationOpenLab.com subscribe to ours Free newsletter.

Related news

Last News

Gyala: a new "Made in Italy" cybersecurity

With a proven track record in the defence field, Gyala now also brings its cybersecurity technologies to the wider enterprise audience

ITALIAN PROJECT AWARDS 2023: the best IT projects of the year, awarded

Now in its third edition, the initiative is targeted at the ICT professional world and honours projects based on innovative ideas and technologies, realised…

I3P launches the Cybersecurity Incubation Program

The I3P's initiative is promoted together with the National Cybersecurity Agency in collaboration with Leonardo and C*Sparks.

iVis Technologies enables remotely-controlled corneal telesurgery

It's based on Italian technologies the first successful intercontinental telesurgery intervention for keratoconus carried out remotely, connecting Bari…

Most read

NukuDo, a Global Leader in Cybersecurity Workforce Development, Launches…

Today, NukuDo, a global leader in cybersecurity workforce development and staffing, proudly announces the launch of its North American headquarters in…

Latin America Data Center Market Landscape Report 2024-2029 Featuring…

The "Latin America Data Center Market Landscape 2024-2029" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Latin American data center…

TruBridge Announces Participation in the Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference

TruBridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBRG), a healthcare solutions company, today announced that management will participate in the Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference…

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group Provides Substitute Notice of Data Incident…

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, LLC (ABSG) is issuing notice to individuals who may have been impacted by a data security incident. ABSG’s parent company…