WALTHAM, MA / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / SeaChange International Inc. (NASDAQ:SEAC), a leading provider of video delivery platforms, today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended July 31, 2020.
"As expected, our business continued to be impacted by COVID-19 during the second quarter, as our customers and prospective customers held off on making new technology investments and deployment decisions in favor of supporting their existing operations and infrastructure through the ongoing uncertainty," said SeaChange CEO Yossi Aloni. "In response, the decisive measures we have implemented since March have optimized our cost-structure and improved our liquidity position and resources, and positioned us to ensure SeaChange emerges from the pandemic in a strong financial and operational position.
"From a sales perspective, while online video collaboration tools have allowed us to temporarily supplement in-person meetings, on-premise proof-of-concepts remain a critical step in our go-to-market strategy. These hands-on experiences allow us to demonstrate the value of our platform to existing customers and prospective customers in a way that is not currently available to us online. These demonstrations proved to be incredibly effective pre-COVID as evidenced by the 26 Framework wins we secured in fiscal 2020. However, while travel restrictions and work-from-home mandates globally have greatly limited our access to customer sites, our recently expanded partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened up several new cloud opportunities, allowing us to circumvent the need for on-site visits to certain prospective customers.
"In addition to our partnership with AWS, we continue to gain traction with our new Ad Insertion module. We believe this application has the power to revolutionize the TV advertising industry by enhancing providers' ability to monetize the approximately $10 billion of TV ads that go unsold annually without the need for salespeople through our automated auction platform 'Unsold.'
"As we enter the second half of the fiscal year, we are starting to see overall customer engagement pick up as companies look to take advantage of the accelerating demand for streaming services globally and prepare for calendar 2021. Our current revenue backlog, expanded pipeline of opportunities and industry-leading Framework platform give us confidence in a strong, incrementally improved second half of the fiscal year, both from a top and bottom line perspective. We currently expect to generate revenue growth in the second half of fiscal 2021 compared to the first half of fiscal 2021. Our leadership team and board, including our newest director Julien Singer, continue to have the utmost confidence in our near- and long-term plan, which we believe will put SeaChange in the best possible position to capitalize on the abundant opportunities in front of us and deliver profitable growth in the years ahead."
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Based on the Company's sales pipeline and backlog, management currently expects to generate revenue growth in the second half of fiscal 2021 compared to the first half of fiscal 2021.
SeaChange will host a conference call today (September 8, 2020) at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Pacific time) to discuss these results.
SeaChange management will host the call, followed by a question and answer period.
U.S. dial-in number: 877-407-8037
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 949-574-3860.
The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of SeaChange's website. To accompany the call, SeaChange will make available a supplemental slide deck and management's prepared remarks, both of which will be posted in the investors section of SeaChange's website prior to the call.
About SeaChange International, Inc.
SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) powers hundreds of cloud and on-premises platforms with live TV and video on demand (VOD) for more than 50 million subscribers worldwide. SeaChange's end-to-end solution, the Framework, enables operators and content owners to cost-effectively launch a direct-to-consumer video service. This includes back-office, media asset management, ad management, analytics and a client application for set-top boxes (STB), Smart-TVs and mobile devices. Framework is available as a product or managed service, and can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid. For more information, please visit www.seachange.com.
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SeaChange International, Inc.
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We define non-GAAP income (loss) from operations as U.S. GAAP net loss plus stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating expense professional fees, severance and other restructuring costs, loss on impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets, other expense, net, and income tax (benefit) provision. We discuss non-GAAP income (loss) from operations in our quarterly earnings releases and certain other communications, as we believe non-GAAP operating income (loss) from operations is an important measure that is not calculated according to U.S. GAAP. We use non-GAAP income (loss) from operations in internal forecasts and models when establishing internal operating budgets, supplementing the financial results and forecasts reported to our Board of Directors, determining a component of bonus compensation for executive officers and other key employees based on operating performance and evaluating short-term and long-term operating trends in our operations. We believe that the non-GAAP income (loss) from operations financial measure assists in providing an enhanced understanding of our underlying operational measures to manage the business, to evaluate performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. We believe that the non-GAAP financial adjustments are useful to investors because they allow investors to evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in our financial and operational decision-making.
Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies. We expect to continue to incur expenses similar to the financial adjustments described above in arriving at non-GAAP income (loss) from operations and investors should not infer from our presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. The following table includes the reconciliations of our U.S. GAAP income (loss) from operations, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, to our non-GAAP income (loss) from operations for the three and six months ended July 31, 2020.
SeaChange International, Inc.
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