EX-99.1 2 a05-05x2021exhibit991.htm EX-99.1 Document

Exhibit 99.1
Avid Technology Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

78.2% Year-Over-Year Subscription Revenue Growth and Net Increase of Approximately 28,000 Paid Subscriptions During the Quarter

9.2% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth as the Company Returned to Year-over-Year Growth

$12.3 million in Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Free Cash Flow of $11.1 million in the Quarter

Raises Full-Year 2021 Guidance for Subscription & Maintenance Revenue and Free Cash Flow

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 5, 2021 -- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID), a leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, today announced its financial results for the first quarter, ended March 31, 2021.

Total revenue increased 9.2% year-over-year in the first quarter, as the Recurring Revenue components of the Company’s business remained strong. Subscription revenue was $24.9 million, an increase of 78.2% year-over-year, reflecting continued growth in paid subscriptions and strong enterprise subscription sales in the quarter.
Net Income was $4.4 million in the first quarter, an increase of $10.2 million year-over-year, and Adjusted EBITDA was $17.7 million in the first quarter, an increase of 324% year-over-year. Net income and Adjusted EBITDA benefited from the year-over-year increase in revenue combined with expanding gross margin and lower operating expenses. Net income also benefited from the year-over-year reduction in interest expense. The improvement in profitability also resulted in significant year-over-year improvement in net cash provided by operating activities to $12.3 million, and Free Cash Flow to $11.1 million in the first quarter.

First Quarter 2021 Financial and Business Highlights

Subscription revenue was $24.9 million, an increase of 78.2% year-over-year.
Paid Cloud-enabled software subscriptions increased by 49.2% year-over-year to approximately 324,000 at March 31, 2021, and increased by approximately 28,000 during the quarter.
Subscription and Maintenance revenue was $54.7 million, up 19.6% year-over-year.
Total revenue was $94.4 million, an increase of 9.2% year-over-year.
Gross margin was 65.1%, an increase of 360 basis points year-over-year. Non-GAAP Gross Margin was 65.6%, an increase of 390 basis points year-over-year.
Operating expenses were $50.9 million, a decrease of (5.1%) year-over-year. Non-GAAP Operating Expenses were $46.3 million, a decrease of (9.8%) year-over-year.
Net income was $4.4 million, an increase of $10.2 million year-over-year. Net income was 4.7% of revenue, up 1,150 basis points year-over year. Non-GAAP Net Income was $13.0 million, an increase of $16.4 million year-over-year. Non-GAAP Net Income was 13.8% of revenue, up 1,770 basis points year-over-year.
Net income per common share was $0.10, up from a net loss per common share of ($0.14) in the first quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP Net Income per Share was $0.28, up from a Non-GAAP Net Loss per Share of ($0.08) in the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA was $17.7 million, an increase of 323.6% year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 18.7%, a year-over-year increase of 1,390 basis points.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.3 million in the quarter, an increase of $17.9 million compared to Net cash used in operating activities of ($5.6) million in the prior year period.
Free Cash Flow was $11.1 million in the quarter, an increase of $18.2 million from ($7.1) million in the prior year period.

LTM Recurring Revenue % was 75.3% of the Company’s revenue for the 12 months ended March 31, 2021, up from 66.3% for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020.
Annual Contract Value was $302.0 million as of March 31, 2021, up 14.3% from $264.2 million as of March 31, 2020.

Jeff Rosica, Avid’s Chief Executive Officer and President, stated, “We are encouraged by the continued strength of, and growth in, our Recurring Revenue business during the first quarter. We continued to have success with enterprise customers adopting subscription licensing, which, coupled with the strength we saw in subscriptions for creative individuals, returned us to year-over-year revenue growth in the first quarter.” Mr. Rosica added, “We saw continued improvement in end market demand during the first quarter, and we expect that this recovery trend will continue during 2021. We are confident the new products and features we have recently introduced, combined with the operational improvements we have made during the past several quarters, should position us well for further growth and improved profitability as we move forward through 2021 and beyond.”

Ken Gayron, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Avid, said, “We are pleased that we continued to make substantial progress in driving our higher margin revenue streams and improving our profitability and Free Cash Flow during the first quarter.” Mr. Gayron continued, “We believe that our return to year-over-year revenue growth combined with our success in maintaining cost discipline as we emerge from the pandemic as well as the reduction in interest expense from our successful refinancing in January position us well for expected continued improvements in profitability and Free Cash Flow as we look forward to the remainder of 2021.”

Second Quarter and Full Year 2021 Guidance

For the second quarter of 2021, Avid is providing guidance for Revenue, Subscription & Maintenance Revenue, Non-GAAP Net Income per Share and Adjusted EBITDA. Avid is also raising its guidance for Subscription & Maintenance Revenue and Free Cash Flow for full-year 2021 that was issued on March 9, 2021, and is providing guidance for Revenue, Non-GAAP Net Income per Share and Adjusted EBITDA for full-year 2021.

($ in millions, except per share amounts)Second Quarter 2021
Revenue$88.5 - $94.5
Subscription & Maintenance Revenue$51.0 - $55.0
Non-GAAP Net Income per Share$0.19 - $0.27
Adjusted EBITDA$13.0 - $17.0
Full Year 2021
Revenue$382.0 - $402.0
Subscription & Maintenance Revenue$217.0 - $225.0
Non-GAAP Net Income per Share$1.05 - $1.27
Adjusted EBITDA$69.0 - $79.0
Free Cash Flow$47.0 - $55.0

All guidance presented by the Company is inherently uncertain and subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Avid’s actual future results of operations could differ materially from those shown in the table above. For a discussion of some of the key assumptions underlying the guidance, as well as the key risks and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements, please see “Forward-Looking Statements” below as well as the Avid Technology Q1 2021 Earnings Call presentation posted on Avid’s Investor Relations website at ir.avid.com.

Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2021 Results on May 5, 2021

Avid will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants may join the webcast in listen-only mode and access the presentation slides using the link on the Avid Investor Relations website, which can be found on the events tab at ir.avid.com. Participants who would like to ask a question can access the call by dialing +1 334-323-0501 and referencing confirmation code 9663369. Please connect at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure a timely connection to the call. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time on the Avid Investor Relations website shortly after the completion of the call.

2021 Virtual Investor Day

Avid will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time to provide a detailed review of its business and strategy. The online event is open to all investors. Please visit the events and presentations page on ir.avid.com for event details and registration. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time on the Avid Investor Relations website shortly after the completion of the call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Operational Metrics

Avid includes non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Free Cash Flow, Non-GAAP Gross Margin, Non-GAAP Operating Expenses, Non-GAAP Net Income, and Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per Share. The Company also includes the operational metrics of Cloud-enabled software subscriptions, Recurring Revenue, LTM Recurring Revenue % and Annual Contract Value in this release. Avid believes the non-GAAP financial measures and operational metrics provided in this release provide helpful information to investors with respect to evaluating the Company’s performance. Unless noted, all financial and operating information is reported based on actual exchange rates. Definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures and the operational metrics are included in our Form 8-K filed today. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release to the Company's comparable GAAP financial measures for the periods presented are set forth below and are included in the supplemental financial and operational data sheet available on our Investor Relations website at ir.avid.com, which also includes definitions of all operational metrics.

This press release also includes expectations for future Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income per Share and Free Cash Flow, which are forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of these forward-looking non-GAAP measures are not included in this press release or elsewhere, due to the high variability and difficulty in making accurate forecasts and projections of some of the information excluded from the estimation of the non-GAAP results, together with some of the excluded information not being ascertainable or accessible at this time. As a result, we are unable to quantify certain amounts that would be required to be included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure without unreasonable efforts.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information provided in this press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include statements regarding our future financial performance or position, results of operations, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, and other statements that are not historical fact. You can identify forward-looking statements by their use of forward-looking words such as “may”, “will”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “should”, “seek”, or other comparable terms.

Readers of this press release should understand that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations and beliefs concerning future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and factors relating to our business and operations, all of which are difficult to predict and could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties, and factors include, but are not limited to: risks related to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our business, suppliers, consumers, customers and employees; our liquidity; our ability to execute our strategic plan including our cost saving strategies, and to meet customer needs; our ability to retain and hire key personnel; our ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; our ability to successfully accomplish our product development plans; competitive factors; history of losses; fluctuations in our revenue based on, among other things, our performance and risks in particular geographies or markets; our higher indebtedness and ability to service it and meet the obligations thereunder; restrictions in our credit facilities; our move to a subscription model and related effect on our revenues and ability to predict future revenues; fluctuations in subscription and maintenance renewal rates; elongated sales cycles; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; seasonal factors; adverse changes in economic conditions; variances in our revenue backlog and the realization thereof; risks related to the availability and prices of raw materials, including any negative effects caused by inflation,

weather conditions, or health pandemics; disruptions or inefficiencies in our supply chain and/or operations, including from the COVID-19 outbreak; the costs, disruption, and diversion of management's attention due to the COVID-19 outbreak; the possibility of legal proceedings adverse to our Company; and other risks described in our reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, the business may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory or other changes, including tax law changes, as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. The risks included above are not exhaustive. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements includes in this press release which speak only as to the date of this press release. We undertake no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

About Avid

Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, FastServe®™ and Maestro™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2021 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid NEXIS, FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Avid VENUE, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.

Investor contact:                                PR contact:
Whit Rappole                                    Jim Sheehan
Avid                                        Avid
ir@avid.com                                    jim.sheehan@avid.com

Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited - in thousands except per share data)
Three Months Ended
 March 31,
Net revenues:  
Products$33,267 $34,711 
Services61,097 51,742 
Total net revenues94,364 86,453 
Cost of revenues:
Products19,493 20,962 
Services13,455 12,340 
Total cost of revenues32,948 33,302 
Gross profit61,416 53,151 
Operating expenses:
Research and development15,417 15,425 
Marketing and selling20,744 25,289 
General and administrative13,635 12,744 
Restructuring costs, net1,074 145 
Total operating expenses50,870 53,603 
Operating income (loss)10,546 (452)
Interest and other expense, net(5,673)(5,283)
Income (loss) before income taxes4,873 (5,735)
Provision for income taxes482 122 
Net income (loss) $4,391 $(5,857)
Net income (loss) per common share – basic and diluted$0.10$(0.14)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic44,559 43,254 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – diluted46,204 43,254 

Reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to Non-GAAP financial measures
(unaudited - in thousands except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
GAAP revenue
GAAP revenue$94,364 $86,453 
Non-GAAP Gross Profit
GAAP gross profit$61,416 $53,151 
Stock-based compensation440 200 
Non-GAAP Gross Profit$61,856 $53,351 
GAAP Gross Margin65.1 %61.5 %
Non-GAAP Gross Margin65.6 %61.7 %
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses
GAAP operating expenses$50,870 $53,603 
Less Amortization of intangible assets(105)(96)
Less Stock-based compensation(2,977)(1,909)
Less Restructuring costs, net(1,074)(145)
Less Acquisition, integration and other costs(369)183 
Less Efficiency program costs(48)(131)
Less COVID-19 related expenses(2)(186)
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses$46,295 $51,319 
Non-GAAP Operating Income and Adjusted EBITDA
GAAP net income (loss)$4,391 $(5,857)
Interest and other expense5,673 5,283 
Provision for income taxes482 122 
GAAP operating income (loss)$10,546 $(452)
Amortization of intangible assets105 96 
Stock-based compensation3,417 2,109 
Restructuring costs, net1,074 145 
Acquisition, integration and other costs369 (183)
Efficiency program costs48 131 
COVID-19 related expenses186 
Non-GAAP Operating Income$15,561 $2,032 
Depreciation2,119 2,142 
Adjusted EBITDA$17,680 $4,174 
GAAP net income margin4.7 %(6.8)%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin18.7 %4.8 %

Non-GAAP Net Income
GAAP net income (loss)$4,391 $(5,857)
Amortization of intangible assets105 96 
Stock-based compensation3,417 2,109 
Restructuring costs, net1,074 145 
Acquisition, integration and other costs369 (183)
Efficiency program costs48 131 
COVID-19 related expenses186 
Loss on extinguishment of debt3,748 
Tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments(149)(10)
Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)$13,005 $(3,376)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic44,559 43,254 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted46,204 43,254 
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share - basic$0.29 $(0.08)
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share - diluted$0.28 $(0.08)
Free Cash Flow
GAAP net cash provided by (used in) operating activities$12,313 $(5,605)
Capital expenditures(1,254)$(1,479)
Free Cash Flow$11,059 $(7,084)
Free Cash Flow conversion of Adjusted EBITDA62.6 %(169.7)%

These non-GAAP measures reflect how Avid manages its businesses internally. Avid’s non-GAAP measures may vary from how other companies present non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)
March 31,December 31,
Current assets: 
Cash and cash equivalents$55,624 $79,899 
Restricted cash1,422 1,422 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,522 and $1,478 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively58,831 78,614 
Inventories27,616 26,568 
Prepaid expenses7,308 6,044 
Contract assets21,955 18,579 
Other current assets2,274 2,366 
Total current assets175,030 213,492 
Property and equipment, net15,931 16,814 
Goodwill32,643 32,643 
Right of use assets27,538 29,430 
Deferred tax assets, net6,299 6,801 
Other long-term assets5,544 5,958 
Total assets$262,985 $305,138 
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$19,220 $21,823 
Accrued compensation and benefits25,675 29,105 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities35,088 42,264 
Income taxes payable1,405 1,664 
Short-term debt9,156 4,941 
Deferred revenue86,172 87,974 
Total current liabilities176,716 187,771 
Long-term debt175,125 202,759 
Long-term deferred revenue11,334 11,284 
Long-term lease liabilities26,913 28,462 
Other long-term liabilities7,471 7,786 
Total liabilities397,559 438,062 
Stockholders’ deficit:
Common stock
448 442 
Additional paid-in capital1,032,068 1,036,658 
Accumulated deficit(1,163,956)(1,168,347)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(3,134)(1,677)
Total stockholders’ deficit(134,574)(132,924)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit$262,985 $305,138 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited - in thousands)
Three Months Ended
 March 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:  
Net income (loss)$4,391 $(5,857)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization2,119 2,142 
Allowance for doubtful accounts83 497 
Stock-based compensation expense3,122 2,109 
Non-cash provision for restructuring912 — 
Non-cash interest expense129 2,820 
Loss on extinguishment of debt2,579 — 
Unrealized foreign currency transaction (gains) losses(1,432)51 
Benefit from (provision for) deferred taxes501 (207)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable19,702 13,311 
Prepaid expenses and other assets(866)(1,631)
Accounts payable(2,604)(4,858)
Accrued expenses, compensation and benefits and other liabilities(9,887)(5,323)
Income taxes payable(259)40 
Deferred revenue and contract assets(5,129)(5,264)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities12,313 (5,605)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment(1,254)(1,479)
Net cash used in investing activities(1,254)(1,479)
Cash flows from financing activities:  
Proceeds from revolving line of credit— 22,000 
Proceeds from long-term debt180,000 — 
Repayment of debt(203,554)(351)
Common stock repurchases for tax withholdings for net settlement of equity awards(7,706)(1,818)
Prepayment penalty on extinguishment of debt(1,169)— 
Payments for credit facility issuance costs(2,574)— 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(35,003)19,831 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(332)(402)
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(24,276)12,345 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period83,638 72,575 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$59,362 $84,920 
Supplemental information:
Cash and cash equivalents$55,624 $81,182 
Restricted cash1,422 1,663 
Restricted cash included in other long-term assets2,316 2,075 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the statement of cash flows$59,362 $84,920 

Supplemental Revenue Information
(unaudited - in millions)
Backlog Disclosure for Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
March 31,December 31,March 31,
Revenue Backlog*
Deferred Revenue$97.5 $99.3 $95.4 
Other Backlog319.3 336.2 339.6 
Total Revenue Backlog$416.8 $435.5 $435.0 
The expected timing of recognition of revenue backlog as of March 31, 2021 is as follows:
Deferred Revenue$77.3 $14.8 $3.0 $2.4 $97.5 
Other Backlog103.2 109.5 68.4 38.2 319.3 
Total Revenue Backlog$180.5 $124.3 $71.4 $40.6 $416.8 
*A definition of Revenue Backlog is included in the supplemental financial and operational data sheet available on our investor relations webpage at ir.avid.com.