TiVo Corporation TIVO reported fourth-quarter 2018 loss of $2.33 per share against year-ago quarter’s earnings of 15 cents.
The company’s non-GAAP earnings per share came in at 21 cents compared with 48 cents a year ago.
TiVo’s revenues decreased 21% year over year to $168.5 million. The top line also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $174 million.
The company’s core revenues (excludes revenues from Legacy TiVo Solutions IP Licenses, Hardware and Other Products) were $160.98 million, a decline of 11% from the year-ago quarter.
Moreover, the company could not provide any update on its ongoing strategic review process.
Quarter in Detail
Hardware division’s revenues declined to $3.8 million from $7.7 million recorded in the year-ago quarter. Sales of Other Products, primarily legacy analog ACP product, were $3.7 million. The company realized no revenues from the Legacy TiVo Time Warp deals as agreements with Time Warp expired last July.
In terms of business segments, Product revenues were down 4% to $96.5 million. Revenues from Platform Solutions decreased 8% to $74.5 million. Software and Services declined 5% to $18.3 million. However, Other category grew from $689K to $3.7 million.
Core Product revenues (excludes revenues from Hardware and Other Products) declined 3% to $89 million owing to the company’s shift to ASC 606 revenue standard, which per management, resulted in a $1.3 million decline in the top line. Increase in revenues from TiVo MSO customers was a positive.
IP Licensing revenues declined approximately 37% year over year to $71.99 million as it included no Time Warp revenues. In comparison, the company recognized $25.8 million of Time Warp revenues in the year-ago quarter. Further, fall in revenues from an out-of-license Consumer Electronics Manufacturers was an overhang.
Under the IP Licensing segment, on a year-over-year basis, revenues from the U.S. Pay TV Providers declined 49% to $42.3 million. New Media, International Pay TV Providers and Other grew 21% to $20.7 million. Consumer Electronics Manufacturers decreased 31% to $8.9 million due to expiration of license with a customer.
Core IP Licensing revenues (excludes revenues from Legacy TiVo Solutions IP Licenses) declined 18% year over year, primarily due to a $12.3 million decrease in revenues from catch-up payments.
TiVo’s unique voice users grew 54% sequentially to 3.7 million unique users at the end of fourth quarter. Additionally, quarterly queries grew 93% on a sequential basis to 238 million.
The company’s total cost and expenses decreased 9.6% year over year to $126.3 million on the back of reduced hardware sales and the company’s ongoing cost-reduction efforts.
Adjusted EBITDA declined 43.5% from year-ago quarter to $42.1 million due to lower revenues.
Non-GAAP pre-tax income was $30.2 million compared with $60.3 million a year ago.
TiVo exited the reported quarter with cash, cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities of $320.9 million compared with $311.8 million at the end of the previous quarter.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
TiVo currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). A few better-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector are CommVault Systems, Inc. CVLT, MeetMe, Inc. MEET and Fortinet Inc. FTNT, each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth rate for CommVault, MeetME and Fortinet is projected at 15.8%, 20% and 16.8%, respectively.
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