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Oct. 31, 2019, 9:01 a.m. EDT

GigaMedia Announces Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

TAIPEI, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GigaMedia Limited /zigman2/quotes/204964238/composite GIGM +2.46% today announced its third-quarter 2019 unaudited financial results.

Comments from Management

In the third quarter of 2019, total revenues increased by 9.0% to approximately $1.91 million, from $1.75 million last quarter. While the increase of revenues was mainly due to seasonalities exhibited in certain games for summer peak and anniversary promotions, the overall gross margin widened to 55.0%, compared to 44.0% in last quarter and 41.8% in the same quarter last year, as a result of an improved cost structure.

And we were also making progress in developing in-house offerings, among which a new casual game platform will be released to the closed and then open beta testing tracks in the next quarter.

"During past quarters in 2019, besides pursuing an internally-driven growth by developing our own offerings, we continued improving the cost structure of our licensed game operations, as well as calibrating our marketing and promotional strategies for better effectiveness," said GigaMedia CEO James Huang, "and the efforts now gradually began to bear fruits."

Third Quarter Overview

  • Revenues increased approximately by 9.0% quarter-on-quarter to $1.91 million from $1.75 million in the second quarter of this year, and by 14.8% year-over-year from $1.66 million in the same period last year.

  • Gross profit increased to $1.05 million from $0.77 million in the second quarter of 2019.

  • Net loss reduced considerably to $0.24 million from $0.61 million in last quarter, and from $1.08 million in the same period last year.

  • The net asset value was around $5.13 per share.

Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results

GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services. GigaMedia's digital entertainment service business FunTown develops and operates a suite of digital entertainments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with focus on browser/mobile games and casual games.

Unaudited consolidated results of GigaMedia are summarized in the table below.

For the third Quarter

GIGAMEDIA3Q19 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS
(unaudited, all figures in US$ thousands, except per share amounts)
3Q19
2Q19

Change

3Q19
3Q18
Change
Revenues

1,908

1,750

9.0 %

1,908

1,662
14.8 %
Gross Profit

1,049

769

36.4 %

1,049

694
51.2 %
Loss from Operations

(544)

(1,122)

NM


(544)

(1,484)
NM
Net Loss Attributable to GigaMedia

(242)

(614)

NM


(242)

(1,083)
NM
Loss Per Share Attributable to GigaMedia, Diluted

(0.02)

(0.06)

NM


(0.02)

(0.10)
NM
EBITDA (A)

(585)

(1,000)

NM


(585)

(1,393)
NM
Cash, Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents

58,164

58,015

0.3 %

58,164

60,439
-3.8 %
NM= Not Meaningful

(A)  EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is provided as a supplement to results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). (See, "Use of Non-GAAP Measures," for more details.) 

Third-Quarter Financial Results

  • Consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2019 increased by 9.0% to $1.91 million from $1.75 million in the prior quarter and by 14.8% year-over-year from $1.66 million in the third quarter 2018. The increase was mainly due to the summer peak of Tales Runner , and the 4th anniversary promotions for Yume100 , while Senran Kagura: New Link , a new game launched last quarter, recorded a flat performance in this quarter.

  • Consolidated gross profit increased by 36.4% quarter-on-quarter to $1.05 million from $0.77 million and 51.2% year-over-year from $0.69 million the third quarter last year.

  • Consolidated operating expenses were $1.59 million in the third quarter of 2019, representing a decrease of $0.30 million from the second quarter of 2019. The decrease was due to higher expenses in last quarter, mainly for the launch of Senran Kagura in addition to certain administrative activities.

  • Consolidated loss from operation of the third quarter of 2019 was $0.54 million, a decrease of loss by approximately $0.58 million from a loss of $1.12 million in last quarter.

  • Consolidated net loss of the third quarter of 2019 was $0.24 million, reduced from $0.61 million in last quarter.

  • Cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the third quarter of 2019 amounted to $58.16 million, increased by 0.3% from $58.02 million at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Financial Position

GigaMedia maintained its solid financial position, with cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents accounted for $58.16 million, or $5.26 per share, as of September 30, 2019.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect GigaMedia's expectations as of October 31 , 201 9 . Given potential changes in economic conditions and consumer spending, the evolving nature of online games, and various other risk factors, including those discussed in the C ompany's 20 18 Annual Report on Form  20-F fi led  with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as referenced below, actual results may differ materially.

"Following our strategic plan outlined in the beginning of 2019, we have steadily built up healthier operations for both our licensed and self-developed games, and have accumulated momentums for future growth," said GigaMedia CEO James Huang. "In the coming quarter, we will continue to boost productivities by improving existing products and services, introducing own offerings, along with adopting strategies of promoting customer relationships."

As for the customer platform, "while it is still at a nascent stage and we are working on creating capacity for providing more diverse products and services, it presents a great potential on saving marketing and channel costs," continued CEO James Huang. "And we consider it essential in broadening and cultivating a loyal and profitable customer base, where we can take various initiatives to promote customer values."

Meanwhile, our business strategies always include expanding through mergers and acquisitions. "We will also continue reviewing prospects that can provide synergies to our business for accelerating our growth and enhancing shareholders' value," stated CEO James Huang.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement GigaMedia's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with US GAAP, the Company uses the following measure defined as non-GAAP by the SEC: EBITDA. Management believes that EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is a useful supplemental measure of performance because it excludes certain non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization and that EBITDA is a measure of performance used by some investors, equity analysts and others to make informed investment decisions. EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure under GAAP and does not have a standardized meaning. Non-GAAP measures such as EBITDA should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of using EBITDA is that it does not include all items that impact the company's net income for the period. Reconciliations to the GAAP equivalents of the non-GAAP financial measures are provided on the attached unaudited financial statements.

About the Numbers in This Release

Quarterly results

All quarterly results referred to in the text, tables and attachments to this release are unaudited. The financial statements from which the financial results reported in this press release are derived have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, unless otherwise noted as "non-GAAP," and are presented in U.S. dollars.

Q&A

For Q&A regarding the third quarter 2019 performance upon the release, investors may send the questions via email to IR@gigamedia.com.tw , and the responses will be replied individually.

About GigaMedia

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GigaMedia Limited (Singapore registration number: 199905474H) is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. GigaMedia's digital entertainment service business is an innovative leader in Asia with growing capabilities of development, distribution and operation of digital entertainments, as well as platform services for games with a focus on mobile games and casual games. More information on GigaMedia can be obtained from www.gigamedia.com.tw .

The statements included above and elsewhere in this press release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected financial performance (as described without limitation in the "Business Outlook" section and in quotations from management in this press release) and GigaMedia's strategic and operational plans. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements, including but not limited to, our ability to license, develop or acquire additional online games that are appealing to users, our ability to retain existing online game players and attract new players, and our ability to launch online games in a timely manner and pursuant to our anticipated schedule. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ is detailed in GigaMedia's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed in April 2019 and its other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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(Tables to follow)

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


Three months ended Nine months ended


9/30/2019
6/30/2019
9/30/2018
9/30/2019
9/30/2018


unaudited
unaudited
unaudited
unaudited
unaudited


USD
USD
USD
USD
USD
Operating revenues














Digital entertainment service revenues

1,908,261

1,749,583

1,662,324

5,141,077

5,481,704
Other revenues












1,908,261

1,749,583

1,662,324

5,141,077

5,481,704
Operating costs














Cost of digital entertainment service revenues

859,511

980,448

968,442

2,584,861

2,845,551
Cost of other revenues












859,511

980,448

968,442

2,584,861

2,845,551
Gross profit

1,048,750

769,135

693,882

2,556,216

2,636,153
Operating expenses














Product development and engineering expenses

326,419

325,144

286,015

972,057

875,820
Selling and marketing expenses

461,653

580,539

963,444

1,568,194

2,720,380
General and administrative expenses

800,015

974,648

923,288

2,610,650

2,823,151
Other

4,723

11,165

5,514

21,103

18,564



1,592,810

1,891,496

2,178,261

5,172,004

6,437,915
Loss from operations

(544,060)

(1,122,361)

(1,484,379)

(2,615,788)

(3,801,762)
Non-operating income (expense)














Interest income

364,539

414,450

351,262

1,160,788

968,808
Foreign exchange (loss) gain - net

(62,487)

90,922

49,285

17,033

137,203
Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment









31
Other - net

119

3,416

728

50,448

5,196



302,171

508,788

401,275

1,228,269

1,111,238
Loss before income taxes

(241,889)

(613,573)

(1,083,104)

(1,387,519)

(2,690,524)
Income tax benefit (expense)









Net loss attributable to GigaMedia

(241,889)

(613,573)

(1,083,104)

(1,387,519)

(2,690,524)
















Loss per share attributable to GigaMedia














Basic:

(0.02)

(0.06)

(0.10)

(0.13)

(0.24)
Diluted:

(0.02)

(0.06)

(0.10)

(0.13)

(0.24)
Weighted average shares outstanding:














Basic

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235
Diluted

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

 

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


9/30/2019
6/30/2019
9/30/2018


unaudited
unaudited
unaudited


USD
USD
USD
Assets








Current assets








Cash and cash equivalents

57,635,576

57,489,563

59,923,784
Accounts receivable - net

591,302

591,905

835,013
Prepaid expenses

142,819

275,551

237,635
Restricted cash

528,387

525,354

514,770
Other receivables

457,168

458,383

316,540
Other current assets

165,294

131,150

129,114
Total current assets

59,520,546

59,471,906

61,956,856










Property, plant & equipment - net

101,998

92,580

147,600
Intangible assets - net

78,828

23,545

41,109
Prepaid licensing and royalty fees

468,722

574,274

1,097,911
Other assets

918,556

1,035,529

278,356
Total assets

61,088,650

61,197,834

63,521,832










Liabilities and equity








Accounts payable

140,676

119,597

279,485
Accrued compensation

371,212

253,262

606,547
Accrued expenses

1,470,179

1,340,539

2,066,188
Unearned revenue

1,504,176

1,617,881

1,971,039
Other current liabilities

241,788

197,776

196,516
Total current liabilities

3,728,031

3,529,055

5,119,775
Other liabilities

662,530

781,187

Total liabilities

4,390,561

4,310,242

5,119,775
Total equity

56,698,089

56,887,592

58,402,057
Total liabilities and equity

61,088,650

61,197,834

63,521,832

 

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS








Three months ended Nine months ended


9/30/2019
6/30/2019
9/30/2018
9/30/2019
9/30/2018


unaudited
unaudited
unaudited
unaudited
unaudited


USD
USD
USD
USD
USD
Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA













Net loss attributable to GigaMedia

(241,889)

(613,573)

(1,083,104)
(1,387,519)

(2,690,524)
Depreciation

9,919

14,769

25,318
50,076

74,334
Amortization

11,126

12,830

16,516
36,854

31,876
Interest income

(364,539)

(414,450)

(351,262)
(1,160,788)

(968,808)
Interest expense








Income tax (benefit) expense








EBITDA

(585,383)

(1,000,424)

(1,392,532)
(2,461,377)

(3,553,122)

 

 

 

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