SoundBite Communications Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

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BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoundBite Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:SDBT), a provider of customer experience management solutions, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. Fourth quarter revenues, computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), were $13.9 million, an increase of 16% compared to the same quarter in 2011. On a full year basis, GAAP revenues for 2012 were $48.1 million, a 15% increase over 2011. GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $433,000. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $469,000, or $0.03 per share, versus net income of $391,000 or $0.02 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011.

On a non-GAAP basis, after excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets, a present value adjustment related to the SmartReply contingent consideration, and a tax benefit, net income was $1.1 million or $0.07 per share in the fourth quarter compared to $1.0 million or $0.06 per share in the same quarter in 2011.

"We are very pleased with our strong fourth quarter financial performance, exceeding our original forecast as well as our preannouncement in January. These results were driven by a seasonally strong performance in our mobile marketing business and increased demand in our hosted contact center business," stated Jim Milton, president and CEO of SoundBite Communications. "The fourth quarter was also an important and successful quarter by other business measures. SoundBite took a clear leadership position for our industry; championing efforts resulting in a positive declaratory ruling from the FCC for confirmatory opt-out text messages. As a result, our TCPA related class action cases have been dismissed. And based on the improving confidence in our business, we paid a special one-time dividend in December of $0.50 per share."

Milton continued, "We continued our transformation in 2012 - growing our mobile channel, delivering improving financial results, and expanding offerings in the marketing, proactive customer care and collections and payments lifecycles. For 2013, I am optimistically looking forward to continuing our momentum across the lifecycle, expanding our global reach, building our channel partnerships, reaching sustainable profitability, and enabling our clients to deliver the best customer experience possible."

Recent Highlights

  • Released an enhanced multi-channel compliance suite for contact centers, enabling organizations to mitigate risks and meet compliance requirements.
  • Secured a favorable Declaratory Ruling from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on confirmatory opt-out text message compliance.
  • Announced a complaints solution for financial services organizations striving to meet the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Declared a special dividend to stockholders, paid in December 2012, of $0.50 per share.
  • Announced a positive end to the class action law suits against GameStop, and Bank of America/SoundBite related to confirmatory opt-out text messages.

Quarterly Results

GAAP Results

Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 63.4% versus 61.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating expenses were $8.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and as a percentage of revenues were 60.3% versus 57.8% in the year-earlier period.

Operating income for the fourth quarter was $433,000, compared to $397,000 in the same quarter last year.

Net income was $469,000 for the fourth quarter of 2012 versus net income of $391,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income per share for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.03, versus $0.02 in the same quarter of 2011.

Non-GAAP Results

Fourth quarter 2012 non-GAAP net income was $1.1 million or $0.07 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $1.0 million or $0.06 per share for the same period in 2011. Non-GAAP net income computations exclude amortization expense, stock-based compensation expense, a present value adjustment of the contingent consideration related to the SmartReply earn-out, and a tax benefit. A reconciliation of GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income is included with the financial tables at the end of this release.

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