Avid® ( NASDAQ: AVID) today reported revenues of $165.0 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2011, compared to $165.1 million for the same period in 2010. The GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $8.0 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.26 per share, in the third quarter of 2010. The revenue reported for the second quarter of 2011 was $161.3 million and the GAAP net loss was $11.9 million.

The GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2011 and 2010 included amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, gain on asset sales, legal settlements and acquisition-related costs, restructuring charges, and related tax adjustments collectively totaling $8.4 million and $11.6 million, respectively. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $385 thousand, or $0.01 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $1.6 million, or $0.04 per share, for the third quarter of 2010.

"The third quarter results showed sequential improvement in revenue and profit,” said Gary Greenfield, chairman and CEO of Avid. “We continue our sharp focus on providing our customers with the products and solutions that help them succeed. In addition, we have taken actions which should accelerate improvement in our financial performance.”

Revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2011 were $492.6 million, compared to revenues of $483.2 million for the same period in 2010. The GAAP net loss for the first nine months of 2011 was $25.0 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $36.4 million, or $0.96 per share, for the same period in 2010. The GAAP net loss for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2011 included $20.6 million of amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, loss on asset sales, legal settlements and acquisition-related costs and related tax adjustments. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net loss was $4.4 million, or $0.11 per share, for the first nine months of 2011. The GAAP net loss for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2010 included $31.4 million of amortization of intangible assets, gain on asset sales, stock-based compensation, restructuring charges, legal settlements and acquisition-related costs and related tax adjustments. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net loss was $5.0 million, or $0.13 per share, for the first nine months of 2010.

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