RealNetworks Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

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Wednesday, May 1st 2013
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SEATTLE, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Quarterly Summary:

  • Revenue of $56.8 million
  • Net loss of $(11.7) million or $(0.33) per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(3.0) million
  • Cash and short-term investments of $260.6 million as of March 31, 2013

"We continue to execute our turnaround plans to put RealNetworks on a path to growth and sustainable profitability," said Rob Glaser, Chairman and interim CEO of RealNetworks.

First Quarter Results

For the first quarter of 2013, revenue was $56.8 million, a sequential decrease of 16% from the fourth quarter of 2012, and a decrease of 15% compared with the first quarter of 2012. Revenue trends in each of RealNetworks' businesses in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the year-earlier quarter were: a 1% increase in RealPlayer Group revenue to $22.4 million, a 20% decrease in Mobile Entertainment revenue to $20.5 million and a 27% decrease in Games revenue to $13.9 million.  

Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $(11.7) million, or $(0.33) per share, compared with net loss of $(17.0) million, or $(0.49) per share, in the first quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $(3.0) million, compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $(7.4) million for the first quarter of 2012. A reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

As of March 31, 2013, RealNetworks had $260.6 million in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments compared with $271.4 million as of Dec. 31, 2012, of which approximately $39.4 million was held in foreign jurisdictions. In addition, RealNetworks had $48.6 million in restricted cash and available-for-sale securities as of March 31, 2013, compared with $44.3 million as of Dec. 31, 2012.

Segment Reorganization

Beginning with the first quarter of 2013, RealNetworks reorganized its financial reporting to reflect changes in how we manage the businesses and changed the way we allocate certain operating expenses within the company to increase efficiency and accountability for financial and operational performance within each business. RealNetworks' 2013 financial results now reflect the new corporate organization with the following reportable segments: (1) the RealPlayer Group, which includes RealPlayer, SuperPass and mobile IP sales; (2) Mobile Entertainment, which includes SaaS services of ringback tones, music on demand, and intercarrier messaging; professional services and systems integration; and Helix software; and (3) Games.

Additionally, more of RealNetworks' corporate costs – such as some of the costs of finance, HR, legal and facilities – are now assigned to each business unit, although certain costs are being retained at the corporate level. On April 22, 2013, RealNetworks filed a report on Form 8-K with a description of the new segments and historical results that reflect those new segments. 

Segment Operating Results