Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it received a positive decision from the Listing Qualifications Panel of The NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) granting Avid’s request for an exception within which to regain compliance with NASDAQ’s filing requirement, through March 14, 2014. It is a condition to the Company’s continued listing on NASDAQ that the Company evidence compliance with all applicable requirements for continued listing on NASDAQ on or before March 14, 2014, including the filing of all outstanding annual and periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expects that it will be able to satisfy the March 14, 2014 deadline.
The Company's cash balance on September 30, 2013 was $50.2 million. The Company expects that additional cash expenditures related to the ongoing accounting evaluation through completion of the evaluation will amount to approximately $15 million to $20 million.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.
The information provided in this release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about Avid's anticipated plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding Avid's belief that it will be able to comply with the March 14, 2014 NASDAQ deadline by completing the previously announced restatement and filing its outstanding annual report on Form 10-K and periodic reports on Form 10-Qs with the SEC, and the estimated costs related to the Company's ongoing accounting evaluation of its current and historical accounting practices. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this filing and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to: the impact of restatement of financial statements for prior periods; the impact of delays in Avid's completion of its financial statements and the filing of its periodic reports; the impact of the previously disclosed ongoing SEC and Department of Justice inquiries; the impact of the ongoing evaluation and these inquiries on Avid's financial results and financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and prior and future periods, including the costs associated with the evaluation and inquiries; Avid's ability to regain compliance with NASDAQ's continued listing requirements; the identified material weakness in Avid's internal controls; recent changes in Avid's management; Avid's ability to execute its strategic plan and meet customer needs; its ability to produce innovative products in response to changing market demand, particularly in the media industry; risks related to litigation; competitive factors; history of losses; fluctuations in its revenue, based on, among other things, Avid's performance in particular geographies or markets, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and seasonal factors; adverse changes in economic conditions; and Avid's liquidity. Moreover, the business may be adversely affected by future legislative, regulatory or tax changes as well as other economic, business and/or competitive factors. The risks included above are not exhaustive. Other factors that could adversely affect Avid's business and prospects are described in the filings made by the Company with the SEC.