Onstream Media Corporation Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results
Company Achieves Positive Cash from Operating Activities (before changes in working capital) as well as Record Revenues for the Quarter
POMPANO BEACH, FL – May 16, 2011 - Onstream Media Corporation ( OTC: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology and social media marketing, reported today its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011.
- Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2011 were a record $4.5 million, representing an 8.6% increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2010 and a 5.9% increase sequentially (from the first quarter of fiscal 2011). Revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2011 were $8.7 million, up 6.4% compared to $8.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2010.
- $82,000 positive cash flow from operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities) for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
- Gross margin of $2.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, representing 65.5% of total revenues, was an increase of 9.8% as compared to the year-ago quarter.
- Operating expenses of $3.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011 represented a decrease of approximately $83,000, or 2.2%, as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2010.
The approximately $356,000, or 8.6%, increase in consolidated revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was primarily due to higher sales from the Company's Audio and Web Conferencing Services Group, which were approximately $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. This represented an increase of approximately $221,000, or 10.4%, from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily a result of increased audio conferencing revenues in the Infinite division.
Digital Media Services Group revenues were approximately $2.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of approximately $135,000, or 6.7%, from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, primarily due to an increase in Webcasting division revenues. Webcasting revenue growth was primarily from webcasting services provided to the following governmental entities: the State of California, the California State Department of Technology Services (DTS), the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The approximately $263,000, or 9.8%, increase in consolidated gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was primarily due to approximately $121,000 additional gross margin from the Webcasting division, corresponding to an approximately $90,000 increase in Webcasting division revenues and an improvement in the Webcasting division's gross margin percentage from 68.2% to 72.0%. The $263,000 increase in consolidated gross margin also included approximately $80,000 additional gross margin from the Infinite division of the Audio and Web Conferencing Services Group, corresponding to an approximately $188,000 increase in Infinite division revenues.
Operating expenses were approximately $3.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, a decrease of approximately $83,000 (2.2%) from the corresponding period of the prior fiscal year, due to decreased depreciation and amortization expense.
Onstream's net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was approximately $1.3 million, or $(0.14) per share, based on 9.5 million weighted average shares outstanding, as compared to a net loss of approximately $1.3 million, or $(0.17) per share in the year-ago quarter, based on 7.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. Onstream's Q2 FY2011 $1.3 million net loss included approximately $1.4 million of non-cash expenses, including an approximately $341,000 non-cash expense for adjustment of derivative liability to fair value. Other non-cash expenses included in the Q2 FY2011 loss were depreciation and amortization, employee compensation expense arising from the issuance of stock and options, and amortization of deferred professional fee expenses paid for by issuing stock and options.
Randy Selman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onstream Media, commented, "Revenues in the second fiscal quarter of 2011 represent a new record of $4,489,329, which surpassed our previous record revenues in the third fiscal quarter of 2008. We believe this record is even more significant in light of our historical experience of achieving greater revenues in our third fiscal quarter than the second fiscal quarter. We are also pleased to report that we returned to positive cash flow from operating activities (before changes in current assets and liabilities) for the quarter."
Selman continued, "In addition to the growth in our legacy businesses, we now have 30 signed MarketPlace365 ("MP365") promoter agreements and our network of MP365 sales agents is also expanding. Recently added MP365 sales agents include WebiMax, a provider of Internet marketing solutions and search engine optimization tools, and SmartSource, a trade show equipment rental and audio visual technology provider who will offer our services in 24 offices throughout the U.S."
Management will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Interested parties may listen to the presentation live online at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=79447 or by calling 1-888-645-4404 or 201-604-0169. It is recommended to dial-in approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. An audio rebroadcast of the conference call will be archived for one year online at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=79447.
About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications, virtual event technology and social media marketing. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365® solution enables publishers, associations, tradeshow promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self deploy their own online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, 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: AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, Shareholder.com (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, BT Conferencing, Qwest and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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