Adjusted gross margin (a non-GAAP term) in the third quarter decreased to 9.5% from 10.6% in the year-ago quarter, primarily due to lower gross margin in the retail distribution of software products (see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" below, for further discussion).
Total adjusted operating expenses (a non-GAAP term) in the third quarter decreased 3% to $13.0 million from $13.4 million in the year-ago quarter, due to benefits the company continues to realize from its restructuring plan completed in fiscal 2012.
Net income in the third quarter was $10,000 or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $29.1 million or $(0.79) per share in the year-ago quarter. The third quarter of fiscal 2013 included transaction and integration costs related to the acquisition of SpeedFC of $1.5 million.
Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP term) in the third quarter increased 32% to $5.4 million, compared to $4.1 million in the year-ago quarter.On November 20, 2012, Navarre completed the acquisition of SpeedFC, a leading provider of e-commerce services to online retailers and manufacturers, for closing consideration of $50 million, comprised of $25 million in cash and 17.1 million shares of Navarre common stock. Nine Months Ended Fiscal 2013 Results Consolidated net sales from ongoing business in the first nine months of fiscal 2013 increased 9% to $373.7 million from $344.1 million in the same year-ago period. Net sales in the distribution segment from ongoing business was essentially flat during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 to $340.5 million, while the e-commerce and fulfillment services segment achieved a 576% increase in net sales to $33.2 million in the same year-ago period. E-Commerce and fulfillment services now includes the results of SpeedFC, which was acquired on November 20, 2012. Adjusted EBITDA in the first nine months of fiscal 2013 increased 35% to $8.2 million, compared to $6.1 million in the same year-ago period.