International Datacasting Corporation Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

June 12, 2013

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - International Datacasting Corporation ("IDC") (IDC.TO), a global leader in digital content distribution solutions for the world's premiere broadcasters, announced its financial results today for the first quarter ended April 30, 2013. All amounts in this release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter:

(in thousands, except for gross margin (GM) and loss per share)

2013 2012
Revenues (1): GM GM
Products $ 4,026 53 % $ 3,080 40 %
Services 1,132 48 % 975 34 %
Systems Project 209 24 % 5,636 20 %
Total revenues $ 5,367 $ 9,691
Gross profit $ 2,710 50 % $ 2,684 28 %
Operating expenses $ 2,811 $ 2,885
Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 64 $ 159
Net loss $ (102 ) $ (207 )
Net loss per share $ (0.00 ) $ (0.00 )

(1) The breakdow n of revenues is based on revised operating segments.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss is provided at the end of this release.

Total revenues for the first quarter of Fiscal 2014 were $5.4 million, a decrease of 45% or $4.3 million from the comparable prior period as a result of the completion of the first phase of the Direct-to-Home (DTH) Broadcasting project in Kenya with the Wananchi Group. Product revenues grew by 31% during the first quarter resulting in an improvement in gross margin to 50% vs 28% in Q1 FY'13.. The margin improvement was largely due to a change in business mix, driven by increased Products revenue at higher margins.

Operating Expenses were $2.8 million, a decrease from $2.9 million in the first quarter of the prior year. When excluding $0.2 million of restructuring charges included in the first quarter of prior year, operating expenses increased by 4% during the first quarter of Fiscal 2014. This was due mainly to the new product launch of the STAR Pro Audio™ Solution and LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in April 2013, and due to fees associated with the recruitment of the new CEO and VP of Research and Development.

IDC earned a lower Adjusted EBITDA of $64 thousand during the current quarter due to higher operating expenses, compared to $159 thousand in the comparable prior period. IDC's consolidated balance sheet improved during the current quarter, with working capital ratio of 3.4 to 1 and liquid assets of $7.2 million at April 30, 2013.

"IDC is actively changing its business model to focus on selling higher-margin products which contribute significantly to our customer's business growth, and reducing our emphasis on one-time projects." said Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC. "This is a significant change and will take time to fully implement, however in the future we believe that this strategy will allow us to scale the business more effectively. We continue to see significant market interest in our STAR Pro Audio™ Solution, LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway for multi-dwelling units."

For further information on IDC's first quarter results, refer to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis that will be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) after the Toronto Stock Exchange closes on June 12, 2013.

Financial Summary and Conference Call

This announcement will be followed by a Management conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to discuss the results, and to respond to questions from investors.

Mr. Doug Lowther, President and CEO of IDC, cordially invites all interested parties to participate in the conference call.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:

CONFERENCE DATE: Thursday June 13, 2013
CONFERENCE TIME: 8:30 a.m. ET
DIAL-IN NUMBERS: 613-233-1979 / 866-696-5910
PARTICIPANT CODE: 1045890

WEBCAST: A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at the following link: http://www.gowebcasting.com/4364. This webcast will be archived here for 365 days. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

About International Datacasting Corporation:

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC.TO) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. IDC offers a broad portfolio of advanced solutions including the STAR Pro Audio™ Solution, LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform, and the Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway. IDC's products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite news gathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. The company has installations in over 100 countries and service offices in Thailand and Singapore, and an international network of value-added partners and resellers. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" and/or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All forward- looking information and forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. All statements other than statements which are reporting results as well as statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements that may involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors; many of which are beyond the ability of IDC to control or predict.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: competitive developments; risks associated with IDC's growth; expectations regarding new product initiatives and timing, including the STAR Pro Audio™ Solution, LASER™ Targeted Ad Insertion Platform and Digital Tattoo™ DTH Over IP Gateway; any difficulties with integrating acquired product lines into IDC's business and/or manufacturing procedures; any difficulties or disputes with IDC's subcontractors, contract manufacturers and suppliers; IDC's dependence on the development and growth of the satellite services market; a lengthy and variable sales cycle for IDC's products and services; IDC's reliance on a small number of customers for a large percentage of its revenue; expectations with respect to the sufficiency of its financial resources and liquidity; regulatory risks and intellectual property infringement.

More detailed information about potential factors that could affect IDC's financial and business results is included in the public documents IDC files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, including, without limitation, IDC's MD & A for the year ended January 31, 2013, dated April 29, 2013.

Except as expressly required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward- looking statements are provided to assist external stakeholders in understanding IDC's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements.

INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AS AT APRIL 30, 2013 and JANUARY 31, 2013
(Canadian dollars)
April 30, 2013 January 31, 2013
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash $ 5,091,795 $ 4,943,025
Short-term investments 75,000 75,000
Available-for-sale investments 1,996,170 1,986,510
Accounts receivable 5,547,590 6,145,251
Inventories 2,631,386 2,449,121
Other assets 585,041 443,519
Total Current Assets 15,926,982 16,042,426
Non-Current Assets
Other assets 19,069 28,215
Capital assets 1,246,498 1,312,544
Deferred taxes 2,800,000 2,800,000
Total Non-Current Assets 4,065,567 4,140,759
TOTAL ASSETS $ 19,992,549 $ 20,183,185
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 1,579,945 $ 1,842,762
Accrued liabilities 1,825,912 1,842,544
Customer deposits 98,862 363,936
Deferred revenue - current portion 664,333 433,480
Provisions 466,097 440,167
Current tax liability 5,842 19,326
Total Current Liabilities 4,640,991 4,942,215
Non-Current Liabilities
Deferred tax liability 23,063 23,063
Deferred revenue 21,479 55,277
Total Non-Current Liabilities 44,542 78,340
TOTAL LIABILITIES 4,685,533 5,020,555
Shareholders' Equity
Capital stock 23,637,259 23,406,259
Contributed surplus 3,269,346 3,263,245
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (233,549 ) (243,209 )
Accumulated deficit (11,366,040 ) (11,263,665 )
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 15,307,016 15,162,630
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 19,992,549 $ 20,183,185
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars, except for share data)
Three months ended
April 30, 2013 April 30, 2012
REVENUE $ 5,366,809 $ 9,691,101
COST OF REVENUE 2,656,810 7,007,168
GROSS PROFIT 2,709,999 2,683,933
OPERATING EXPENSES
Selling, general and administrative 1,789,714 1,717,082
Research and development, net of investment tax credits 1,033,741 1,251,424
Foreign exchange gain (12,239 ) (83,525 )
Total operating expenses 2,811,216 2,884,981
OPERATING LOSS BEFORE OTHER ITEMS (101,217 ) (201,048 )
Change in fair value of short-term investments - (28,800 )
Investment income 21,028 24,516
Interest expense (1,182 ) (1,102 )
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (81,371 ) (206,434 )
Income tax expense:
Current (21,004 ) (769 )
Deferred - -
NET LOSS $ (102,375 ) $ (207,203 )
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAXES
Change in fair value of available-for-sale investments 9,660 -
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes 9,660 -
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS $ (92,715 ) $ (207,203 )
NET LOSS PER SHARE
Basic $ (0.00 ) $ (0.00 )
Diluted $ (0.00 ) $ (0.00 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic 57,705,990 58,384,490
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted 57,705,990 58,384,490
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED APRIL 30, 2013 and APRIL 30, 2012
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended (unaudited)
April 30, 2013 April 30, 2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss $ (102,375 ) $ (207,203 )
Add items not requiring an outlay of cash:
Depreciation and amortization 165,175 137,698
Realized loss on sale of short-term investment - 28,800
Unrealized gains on derivatives 26,619 (108,172 )
Stock-based compensation 6,101 7,396
95,520 (141,481 )
Net change in non-cash working capital:
Accounts receivable 597,661 (172,238 )
Inventories (182,265 ) 599,649
Other assets (158,995 ) 217,711
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (276,450 ) (51,402 )
Customer deposits (265,074 ) (484,425 )
Deferred revenue 197,055 (72,842 )
Provisions 25,930 107,320
Current tax liability (13,484 ) -
Net cash provided by operating activities 19,898 2,292
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of capital assets (99,129 ) (67,894 )
Net cash applied to investing activities (99,129 ) (67,894 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Repayments of obligations under capital leases (2,999 ) (9,300 )
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs 231,000 4,480
Repurchase of common shares, net of costs - (16,017 )
Net cash provided by (applied to) financing activities 228,001 (20,837 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash during the year 148,770 (86,439 )
CASH - Beginning of period 4,943,025 4,914,766
CASH - End of period $ 5,091,795 $ 4,828,327
INTERNATIONAL DATACASTING CORPORATION
Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation
Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA)
For the three months ended April 30, 2013 and 2012
(Canadian dollars)
Three months ended
April 30, 2013 April 30, 2012
Net loss reported under IFRS $ (102,375 ) $ (207,203 )
Add back:
Depreciation expense 165,175 137,698
Restructuring expense - 222,029
Interest expense 1,182 1,102
Income tax expense 21,004 769
Subtract (add):
Net investment income (loss) 21,028 (4,284 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 63,958 $ 158,679