Onstream Media Fiscal Year 2009 First Quarter Conference Call Recap
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – February 19, 2009 – Onstream Media Corporation ONSM, a leading online service provider of live and on-demand digital media communications and applications, today provided a recap of the Company's conference call held on February 18, 2009. Fiscal year 2009 first quarter financial results and recent financial and business developments, including the launch of Streaming Publisher, as well as the outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year and the proposed Narrowstep acquisition, were discussed on the conference call.
Business and product development highlights of the management-led presentation included the following:
- Onstream introduced and launched Streaming Publisher, its latest upgrade to the DMSP platform, during February. Streaming Publisher is designed to provide enhanced capabilities for advanced users such as publishers, media companies and other content developers. The new Streaming Publisher upgrade to the DMSP directly addresses the developing online video advertising market and includes features such as automated transcoding (the ability to convert media files into multiple file formats), player gallery (the ability to create various video players), as well as advanced permissioning, detailed usage reports, security and syndication features. Users of the basic Store and Stream version of the DMSP may easily upgrade to the Streaming Publisher version for a higher monthly fee.
- Onstream is currently negotiating the merger agreement with Narrowstep and once this is complete, the Company will file the revised documents with the SEC. Management anticipates a Narrowstep closing in the second or early third quarter of fiscal 2009 and the Company will issue a press release once this is complete, describing the revised terms and conditions and providing an update on the assets being acquired.
- For the first six weeks of the second quarter average revenue per day for the Company's Infinite Conferencing division is exceeding $32,800 and if that trend continues, based on a 61 business day quarter, total revenue from Infinite should exceed $2 million, an approximately $250,000 increase over results for the first fiscal quarter.
Randy Selman, Onstream's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Positive cash flow should be attainable in the current or next fiscal quarter. For the year, we expect sales and gross margin, in terms of dollars, to be higher for this year as a whole compared to fiscal 2008. We expect SG&A costs to increase for fiscal 2009 versus 2008 but at a lesser percentage rate than sales and margins for the year as a whole, excluding the impact of goodwill impairment."
A rebroadcast of the conference call, to be archived for one year, can be accessed online at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=56015.
About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation (OTC: ONSM) is an online service provider of live and on-demand internet video, corporate web communications and content management applications. Onstream Media's pioneering Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The DMSP provides our clients with intelligent delivery and syndication of video advertising, and supports pay-per-view for online video and other rich media assets. The DMSP also provides an efficient workflow for transcoding and publishing user- generated content in combination with social networks and online video classifieds, utilizing Onstream Media’s Auction Video™ (patent pending) technology. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. In fact, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services.
Select Onstream Media customers include: AOL, AAA, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Bonnier Corporation, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Disney, National Press Club, NHL, MGM, PR Newswire, Rodale, Inc., Televisa, WireOne, Shareholder.com, and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, Adobe, eBay, FiveAcross/Cisco and Qwest. For more information, visit Onstream Media at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this document and elsewhere by Onstream Media are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such information includes, without limitation, the business outlook, assessment of market conditions, anticipated financial and operating results, strategies, future plans, contingencies and contemplated transactions of the company. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause or contribute to actual results of company operations, or the performance or achievements of the company or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed, or implied by the forward-looking statements. In addition to any such risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed elsewhere herein, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied for the forward- looking statements include, but are not limited to fluctuations in demand; changes to economic growth in the U.S. economy; government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the Internet. Onstream Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in Onstream Media Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Onstream has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4, which includes a joint proxy statement/prospectus of Onstream and Narrowstep and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed transaction. ONCE DECLARED EFFECTIVE BY THE SEC, THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL BE MAILED TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF ONSTREAM AND NARROWSTEP. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF ONSTREAM AND NARROWSTEP ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND THE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONSTREAM, NARROWSTEP AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by Onstream or Narrowstep with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Narrowstep at narrowstep.com or by contacting Narrowstep Investor Relations via telephone at (609) 945-1772. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Onstream at www.onstreammedia.com or by contacting Onstream's Investor Relations via telephone at 646-536-7331. Investors and security holders are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the proposed transaction.
Narrowstep and its respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Narrowstep and Onstream in favor of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Narrowstep and their respective interests in the proposed transaction will be available in the joint proxy statement/prospectus.
Onstream and its respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Onstream and Narrowstep in favor of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Onstream and their respective interests in the proposed transaction will be available in the joint proxy statement/prospectus.