Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2013 ended September 30, 2012. Quarterly Highlights Include:
Consolidated revenues up 7.5% to $22.6 million
875 digital cinema installations, marking second highest install quarter in Company history
10 independent films acquired year-to-date
Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $22.6 million, a 7.5% increase from $21.0 million in the second quarter a year ago. The increase in revenues was primarily the result of strong performance in Cinedigm’s Content and Entertainment Group (CEG), including results from the New Video acquisition, which closed in April 2012. The Company also experienced the second highest installation quarter in its history in the digital cinema servicing unit; however, gains were partially offset by a temporary decline in digital cinema deployment revenues due to the impact on virtual print fees of unexpected shifts in the breadth and timing of various major studio movie releases in July and August. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations totaled $14.1 million, a decrease from $16.9 million in the year-ago period. Excluding Cinedigm’s deployment business, Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $1.2 million, an increase of 48% from fiscal Q1 and a decrease from $3.2 million in the same period a year ago. Cinedigm installed 875 digital systems in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, as compared to an all-time record of 1,455 systems installed in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. This lower level of installations accounted for approximately $2.3 million of the EBITDA difference year-on-year, partially offset by other growth. In addition, consistent with its content growth plans, the Company incurred $0.2 million of external content distribution costs as it ramped up its film releasing business in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, building toward its goal of 20-25 releases per year. These costs were incurred in advance of earning ancillary home entertainment revenues on the Company’s film releases. In addition to its content distribution business, Cinedigm continues to benefit from growth in its installed systems, software license and maintenance fees, and the inherent operating leverage embedded in its business model.