Net income was $8.0 million, compared to $6.0 million in the third quarter of last year. Earnings per diluted share were $0.21, compared to $0.16 in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP net income, which excludes the amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense, net of taxes, was $10.8 million, compared to $8.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.29, compared to $0.23 in the same period last year.

Non-GAAP net adjusted EBITDA was $17.0 million, or 45 percent of revenue, compared to $13.7 million in the third quarter of last year.

A reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures for the three and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012 and 2011 is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

Cash, cash flow and debt balances

Monotype had cash and cash equivalents of $38.0 million as of Sept. 30, 2012, compared to $53.9 million as of Dec. 31, 2011 and $32.9 million as of June 30, 2012. The company generated $13.5 million of cash from operations in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 25 percent year-over-year.

Outstanding debt was $32.3 million as of Sept. 30, 2012, a decrease compared to $37.3 million as of Dec. 31, 2011, and $42.3 million as of June 30, 2012. On a year-to-date basis, the company has paid down $30.0 million in debt and used $24.6 million of cash on hand for the Bitstream acquisition.

As of Sept. 30, 2012, Monotype had net cash of $5.7 million, compared to net debt of $9.4 million in the prior quarter.

Acquisition of Design By Front

Monotype today announced that it has acquired Design By Front Limited, a privately-held, 14-person firm based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and developers of the Typecast™ application, a browser-based tool for designing Web pages with Web fonts. In its transaction completed yesterday, Monotype acquired all outstanding shares of Design By Front for up to $5.1 million in cash. Monotype paid $2.6 million in cash upon closing; $100,000 was accrued pending final adjustments, with the remainder to be paid contingent on attainment of certain criteria through 2014.

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