ACTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC) today announced preliminary second quarter fiscal 2019 results for the quarter ended July 31, 2018. For the period, on a preliminary basis, SeaChange expects revenue between $11.5 million and $12.5 million, compared to the Company’s prior guidance of $17 million to $19 million, a GAAP loss from operations of $0.22 to $0.20 per basic share, compared to prior guidance of a GAAP loss from operations of $0.08 to $0.04 per basic share, and a non-GAAP loss from operations of $0.20 to $0.15 per basic share, compared to prior guidance of a non-GAAP operating loss of $0.04 to $0.00 per basic share. In addition, as of July 31, 2018, the company held cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities of approximately $35 million, compared to approximately $49 million as of April 30, 2018. In addition to the cash used to fund operations, the change in cash during the second quarter reflected changes in working capital due to lower cash collections compared to the first fiscal quarter, and included one-time uses of cash related to the payment of bonuses earned in fiscal 2018 as well as cash paid for income taxes in the Netherlands.
These preliminary, unaudited results are based on management’s initial review of operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, and remain subject to completion of SeaChange’s normal quarterly closing and review procedures. The Company has determined that the second quarter results represent a triggering event requiring it to perform a valuation of its goodwill and other long-lived assets as of July 31, 2018. The outcome of that analysis could impact GAAP earnings per share for the second quarter.
The Company plans to provide final second quarter fiscal 2019 results on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, with the issuance of a press release after market close, followed by a conference call at 5:00 pm ET that evening. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-407-8037 (U.S.) and 201-689-8037 (international) and via live webcast at investors.seachange.com. The webcast replay will be archived on the Events and Presentations page of investor relations section of the Company’s website at investors.seachange.com. At that time, the Company will provide an update of full year guidance and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The Company is not currently able to provide a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP for the preliminary results because the Company has not completed its normal quarterly closing.
Ed Terino, Chief Executive Officer, SeaChange, said, “In the second quarter, several factors contributed to lower revenue performance. First, a number of deals were delayed from the second quarter to the third quarter. Secondly, many of our revenue bookings in the second quarter came toward the end of the quarter, which limited the amount of revenue that we were able to recognize. Finally, as we introduced new products that are subscription-based, customers delayed purchasing decisions to evaluate the SaaS model. We are encouraged, however, by the interest among customers in these new product offerings and remain confident in their appeal to a broader set of potential customers.”
About SeaChange International
For 25 years, SeaChange (Nasdaq: SEAC) has pioneered solutions to help video providers around the world manage and monetize their content. As the video industry rapidly evolves to meet the “anytime, anywhere” demands of today’s viewers, SeaChange’s comprehensive content, business, advertising, and experience management solutions provide a mature, network-agnostic, cloud-enabled platform of scalable core capabilities that video service providers, broadcasters, content owners and brand advertisers need to create the personalized, indivisual™ experiences that drive viewer engagement and monetization. For more information, please visit www.seachange.com.
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These risks and other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated are detailed in various publicly available documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at www.sec.gov, including but not limited to, such information appearing under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 16, 2018. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those risk factors. The Company cautions readers not to rely on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. 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Mary T. Conway