Bitstream (BITS) Q4 2010 Earnings Call March 21, 2011 4:30 pm ET Executives James Dore - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President Anna Chagnon - Chief Executive Officer, President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Counsel and Director Analysts Jack R. Ripsteen Ken Lang Presentation Operator
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The company's aggregate cash, cash equivalents and investments at December 31, 2010, totaled $11,412,000, a decrease of $1,333,000 from a balance of $12,745,000 at September 30, 2010, and a decrease of $6,753,000 as compared to a balance of $18,165,000 at December 31, 2009, reflecting the use of $6,528,000 of cash in June of 2010 to purchase certain assets of Press-sense Ltd.Cost of license revenue increased due to direct third-party cost, consisting primarily of royalty expense of $480,000 as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2009. Cost of licenses also increased $47,000 due to the amortization of iWay Technology intangible assets purchased in June of 2010. Cost of services increased due to additional headcount added with the iWay acquisition. Gross profit increased $287,000 or 9% for the fourth quarter of 2010 versus that of 2009. Operating expenses increased $1,440,000 to $4,476,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2010, as compared to $3,036,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2009. The increase in marketing and selling expense was due to an increase in iWay sales and marketing resources of approximately $232,000 and amortization of iWay-related customer list acquired in June of 2010 of $48,000. The increase in R&D expense consisted primarily of $567,000 due to the addition of R&D resources related to the iWay product line, as well as increase in hosting cost for the BOLT browser of $78,000. The increase of G&A expense resulted from $263,000 of increases in G&A resources, including the establishment of an office in Israel, increases in directors' fees of $47,000 from an increase in the board and $271,000 in professional services, including investor relations and business advisory services of approximately $20,000 and $145,000, respectively. Our loss from operations was $880,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2010, versus an operating income for the three months ended December 31, 2009, of $273,000. Our net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2010, was $979,000 or $0.10 per share versus net income for the three months ended December 31, 2009, of $167,000 or $0.02 per fully diluted share.
Our non-GAAP results for the three months ended December 31, 2010, excludes stock-based compensation expense, the amortization of intangible assets primarily acquired from Press-sense Ltd. and acquisition cost of certain assets of Press-sense Ltd. Our non-GAAP loss from operations was $579,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2010, as compared to an operating income for the three months ended December 31, 2009, of $472,000. Our non-GAAP net loss was $678,000 or $0.07 per share for the three months ended December 31, 2010, versus net income for the three months ended December 31, 2009, of $366,000 or $0.04 per fully diluted share.Anna Chagnon Our OEM-type business continues to close large OEM deals with customers for our font technologies and fonts in a wide variety of markets. Many of these deals also include future royalties based on shipment volume, so we do expect to see an ongoing benefit from these deals once shipments start in six to 24 months, depending upon product. The business also continues to be our most profitable and is helping us fund our Pageflex and BOLT growth initiatives. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com