March 10, 2016

ClearOne Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Financial Results

-- Full-Year Profitability Up Significantly; Fourth-Quarter Revenues Down; Company Authorizes $10 Million Stock Repurchase Program --

SALT LAKE CITY, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Fourth Quarter 2015 vs 2014 Highlights:

  • Revenue down 7% to $14.3 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income down 4%
  • Non-GAAP net income down 27%
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA down 4%

Full Year 2015 vs. 2014 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $57.8 million essentially unchanged from $57.9 million
  • Gross profit up 4% to $36.7 million from $35.3 million
  • Non-GAAP operating income up 29%
  • Non-GAAP net income up 21%
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA up 27%

Financial Summary

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)

Fourth Quarter


Year


2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenue

$

14,283


$

15,351


(7)%


$

57,796


$

57,909


—%

Gross Profit

9,079


9,917


(8)%


36,719


35,323


4%

Non-GAAP Operating Income

3,661


3,831


(4)%


13,282


10,309


29%

Non-GAAP Net Income

2,289


3,154


(27)%


8,715


7,206


21%

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

3,909


4,075


(4)%


14,379


11,324


27%

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

0.24


0.33


(27)%


0.91


0.75


21%

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015.

For the 2015 fourth quarter, revenue decreased 7% to $14.3 million from $15.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Gross profit was $9.1 million, or 64% of revenue, compared with $9.9 million, or 65% of revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP operating income decreased 4% to $3.7 million from $3.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income decreased 27% to $2.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, from $3.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA decreased 4% to $3.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, from $4.1 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

For the year ended December 31, 2015, revenue remained steady at $57.8 million compared with $57.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.  Gross profit was $36.7 million, or 64% of revenue, compared with $35.3 million, or 61% of revenue, for the year ended December 31, 2014. Non-GAAP operating income increased 29% to $13.3 million from $10.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. Non-GAAP net income increased 21% to $8.7 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, from $7.2 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2014. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA increased 27% to $14.4 million, or $1.50 per diluted share, from $11.3 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $39.8 million at December 31, 2015, up from $33.6 million at December 31, 2014. The $6.2 million increase comes after the company paid dividends totaling $1.4 million in 2015. The company has no debt.  In March 2016, the company declared a $0.05 per share cash dividend, continuing its quarterly dividend program, and today, ClearOne announced a stock repurchase program of up to $10 million of its outstanding shares. 

"For the 2015 full year, profitability was up significantly on stable revenue compared with the prior year," said Zee Hakimoglu, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ClearOne. "For the fourth quarter, our topline was impacted by economic headwinds in certain key markets, overshadowing continued growth in our Middle East and India markets. Also in the fourth quarter, net income was adversely affected by a substantially higher provision for income taxes. Looking ahead, our strong balance sheet, the loyal support of our established channel partners and the most comprehensive and complete line-up of products in our industry give us confidence that we are well positioned for growth as economic conditions improve."

New Patents Awarded
Between November 2015 and February 2016, ClearOne was granted seven new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These patents related to technologies including network media streaming, beamforming microphone arrays, spatial audio, audio for all-in-one displays, and multi-camera/multi-display video conferencing for intelligent spatial imaging.

ClearOne now has a patent portfolio consisting of 71 granted patents and 29 pending applications covering multiple new technologies in the fields of audio and video processing, audio and video streaming, and communication technologies. The company believes its patents and intellectual property are a direct link to its market leadership position, strong history of product innovation, and development of cutting-edge technologies.

Professional grade PTZ camera launched
In January, ClearOne announced the launch of UNITE® 200 PTZ Camera, a superbly versatile, professional-grade, HD video camera complete with USB, HDMI and IP connections that can be used for the widest possible range of applications including network streaming and video conferencing at a price significantly lower than competitive models. The camera features full HD 1080p@60fps video resolution to deliver the sharpest possible picture and its USB (3.0 or 2.0), HDMI and IP connections can be used simultaneously or individually.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
ClearOne provides non-GAAP financial information in the form of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) and corresponding earnings per share to investors to supplement GAAP financial information. ClearOne believes that excluding certain items from GAAP results allows ClearOne's management to better understand ClearOne's consolidated financial performance from period to period as management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of underlying operating performance. Non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and corresponding earnings per share excludes certain costs and expenses, the details of which are provided below in the tables containing the reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. The exclusion of these items in the non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual. ClearOne believes non-GAAP financial measures will provide investors with useful information to help them evaluate ClearOne's operating results and projections. This non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. There are limitations to the use of non-GAAP financial measures.  Other companies, including companies in ClearOne's industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than ClearOne does, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes. A detailed reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with this release.

About ClearOne
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications.  The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.  More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on present circumstances and on ClearOne's predictions with respect to events that have not occurred, that may not occur, or that may occur with different consequences and timing than those now assumed or anticipated.  Such forward-looking statements and any statements of the plans and objectives of management for future operations and forecasts of future growth and value, are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and ClearOne assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

http://investors.clearone.com

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except par value)



As of December 31, 2015


As of December 31, 2014

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

13,412


$

7,440

Marketable securities

7,161


6,994

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $54 and $58, respectively

8,692


9,916

Inventories

13,447


12,766

Distributor channel inventories

1,628


1,698

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,806


2,143

Total current assets

46,146


40,957

Long-term marketable securities

19,204


19,162

Long-term inventories, net

2,018


876

Property and equipment, net

1,589


2,039

Intangibles, net

6,638


7,896

Goodwill

12,724


12,724

Deferred income taxes

5,093


5,089

Other assets

117


117

Total assets

$

93,529


$

88,860

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

2,815


$

3,057

Accrued liabilities

2,243


2,694

Deferred product revenue

4,549


5,004

Total current liabilities

9,607


10,755

Deferred rent

150


248

Other long-term liabilities

1,203


1,841

Total liabilities

10,960


12,844

Shareholders' equity:




Common stock, par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 9,183,957 and 9,097,827 shares issued and outstanding

9


9

Additional paid-in capital

46,291


44,939

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(166)


(8)

Retained earnings

36,435


31,076

Total shareholders' equity

82,569


76,016

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

93,529


$

88,860

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)



Quarter ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenue

$

14,283


$

15,351


$

57,796


$

57,909

Cost of goods sold

5,204


5,434


21,077


22,586

Gross profit

9,079


9,917


36,719


35,323








Operating expenses:







Sales and marketing

2,520


2,723


10,646


11,227

Research and product development

2,190


2,083


8,318


8,969

General and administrative

1,807


1,901


7,493


7,152

Total operating expenses

6,517


6,707


26,457


27,348








Operating income

2,562


3,210


10,262


7,975

Other income, net

45


38


289


254

Income before income taxes

2,607


3,248


10,551


8,229

Provision for income taxes

1,035


614


3,775


2,633

Net income

$

1,572


$

2,634


$

6,776


$

5,596








Basic earnings per common share

$

0.17


$

0.29


$

0.74


$

0.61

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.16


$

0.28


$

0.71


$

0.58








Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,149,524


9,118,977


9,127,385


9,166,769

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,641,623


9,510,957


9,594,659


9,581,326








Comprehensive income:







Net income

$

1,572


$

2,634


$

6,776


$

5,596

Unrealized gain(loss) on available-for-sale securities,

   net of tax

(76)


(45)


(81)


14

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

(19)


(45)


(77)


(45)

   Comprehensive income

$

1,477


$

2,544


$

6,618


$

5,565

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)



Quarter ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Non-GAAP Operating Income

3,661


3,831


13,282


10,309

Other income (expense), net

45


38


289


254

Income before income taxes

3,706


3,869


13,571


10,563

Provision for income taxes

1,417


715


4,856


3,357

Non-GAAP Net Income

$

2,289


$

3,154


$

8,715


$

7,206







Basic Non-GAAP earnings per common share

$

0.25


$

0.35


$

0.95


$

0.79

Diluted Non-GAAP earnings per common share

$

0.24


$

0.33


$

0.91


$

0.75







GAAP Net Income

$

1,572


$

2,634


$

6,776


$

5,596

Adjustments:






Share-based compensation

200


135


848


401

Amortization of purchased intangibles

315


337


1,258


1,210

Legal expenses, acquisition expenses, re-audit expenses, etc. not related to regular operations

584


148


914


723

Total of adjustments before taxes

1,099


620


3,020


2,334

Income taxes affected by the above adjustments

382


100


1,081


724

      Total adjustments

717


520


1,939


1,610

Non-GAAP Net Income

$

2,289


$

3,154


$

8,715


$

7,206

 

CLEARONE, INC.

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Dollars in thousands, except per share values)



Quarter ended December 31,


Year ended December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

GAAP Net Income

$

1,572


$

2,634


$

6,776


$

5,596

Adjustments:






Provision for income taxes

1,035


614


3,775


2,633

Depreciation and amortization

518


544


2,066


1,971

Non-GAAP EBITDA

3,125


3,792


12,617


10,200

Share-based compensation

200


135


848


401

Legal expenses, acquisition expenses, re-audit expenses, etc. not related to regular operations

584


148


914


723

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,909


$

4,075


$

14,379


$

11,324







Basic Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA per common share

$

0.43


$

0.45


$

1.58


$

1.24

Diluted Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA per common share

$

0.41


$

0.43


$

1.50


$

1.18

Contact:
Investor Relations
+1-801-975-7200
investor_relations@clearone.com

 

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