TiVo Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Overachieved on Revenue and Adjusted EBIDTA Estimates for 2019

Successfully Unveiled TiVo Stream 4K

Xperi and TiVo Make Progress on the Combination

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), the company that brings entertainment together, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019.


“The Company continues to execute and reported strong solid financial results in the quarter, delivering revenue and Adjusted EBITDA above the top end of our expectations," said Dave Shull, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Company continues to drive initiatives that will deliver long-term profitable growth. In our IP business, we added a multi-year patent license agreement with a significant social media customer. We unveiled TiVo Stream 4K, a unique product for the streaming wars, to a phenomenal set of press reviews at CES in January, receiving multiple 'best of show' awards. In addition, we are making progress toward completing our combination with Xperi and are excited about the prospects for the combined company.”

TiVo Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • In December, Xperi Corporation and TiVo announced a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction; creating a leader in consumer entertainment experiences - both audio and video, and a world-class leader in IP licensing.
  • For 2019, revenue of $668.1 million, was above the top end of our previously-provided estimates range.
  • The Company made progress with our profitability initiatives. Q4 GAAP loss from operations was $209.5 million (income from operations of $7.6 million excluding goodwill impairment). As a result of our focused execution on cost savings, our Q4 Adjusted EBITDA was $61.2 million, an increase of 45% from Q4 2018.

TiVo Fourth Quarter 2019 Business and Recent Operating Highlights:

Product Business

  • In January, we announced the upcoming release of our new product - TiVo Stream 4K: a streaming solution with a launch price of $49.99 that allows consumers to discover and watch what they want, from a single platform.
  • TiVo announced a collection of new content partners for its video network, TiVo+™. An additional 23 new channels will join the current lineup of 26 free streaming channels currently available, bringing the total to 49.
  • The Company continues to expand its Android TV™-based IPTV version of TiVo User Experience 4. The Company now has nine operators who will deploy this solution, up from seven last quarter.

Intellectual Property Licensing Business

  • Added a multi-year patent license agreement with a significant social media customer. This is TiVo’s second major licensee in this emerging space within the last few quarters. This reaffirms the Company’s position that, while the video market will be disrupted by these online social and video platforms, TiVo’s portfolio remains highly relevant.
  • We made progress in Q4 with our renewals. First, we completed a long-term extension with Roku for their streaming platform; providing another proof point of our portfolio’s relevance in the new video consumption landscape. Second, we completed an early extension with Panasonic for their CE business. Lastly, we also renewed a license agreement with a leading Korean broadcasting solution company, extending our coverage of the local Korean service provider market.
  • In addition, we made progress in our OTT licensing program last quarter and also entered into a long-term license with a major U.S.-based OTT service this quarter.

2020 Full Year Outlook:

The Company provided its 2020 full-year outlook, which does not include the impact of the Company’s previously announced combination with Xperi Corporation1:

 

Current Expectations

 

Low

 

High

Total revenue, net

$

650

million

 

$

690

million

GAAP (loss) income before income taxes

$

(18

) million

 

$

4

million

Adjusted EBITDA

$

230

million

 

$

260

million

Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income

$

150

million

 

$

180

million

Cash Taxes

$

26

million

 

$

27

million

 

 

 

 

GAAP Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

128

million

Non-GAAP Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

129

million

1 Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income, Non-GAAP Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding and Cash Taxes are defined below in the section entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Information.” Reconciliations between GAAP and Non-GAAP amounts are provided in the tables below.

Capital Resources:

On November 22, 2019, the Company entered into a new $715.0 million Term Loan Facility and secured a $60.0 million Asset-Backed Revolving Loan Credit Facility. The Company repaid $621.9 million of outstanding borrowings under Term Loan Facility B with the proceeds from the new Term Loan Facility, which matures in 2024. These transactions provide the capital needed to make future investments in strategic initiatives to drive long-term growth.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Summary Financial Results:

Quarterly Financial Information

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

GAAP Consolidated Results

 

 

 

 

 

Product Revenue

$

91,683

 

 

$

96,479

 

 

(5

)%

IP Licensing Revenue

83,515

 

 

71,980

 

 

16

%

Total Revenues, net

$

175,198

 

 

$

168,459

 

 

4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Total operating costs and expenses

$

384,726

 

 

$

441,943

 

 

(13

)%

Total OpEx Excluding Goodwill Impairment

$

167,618

 

 

$

172,943

 

 

(3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

$

(209,528

)

 

$

(273,484

)

 

(23

)%

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

$

(219,917

)

 

$

(287,442

)

 

(23

)%

Loss from continuing operations, net of tax

$

(218,080

)

 

$

(288,189

)

 

(24

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

126,444

 

 

123,802

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

Non-GAAP Consolidated Results

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Total COGS and OpEx

$

114,019

 

 

$

126,318

 

 

(10

)%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

61,179

 

 

$

42,141

 

 

45

%

Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income

$

47,162

 

 

$

30,151

 

 

56

%

Cash Taxes

$

5,446

 

 

$

3,519

 

 

55

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

127,448

 

 

124,338

 

 

 

  • Product revenues were down $4.8 million or 5% year-over-year, driven by a decrease in consumer revenue due to an increase in the amortization period for product lifetime subscriptions and lower hardware sales. Also contributing to the decline was lower Platform Solutions revenue from pay TV customers. Offsetting these decreases was a $3.2 million increase in Software and Services revenue driven by new TV Viewership Data deals.
  • IP Licensing revenues increased by $11.5 million, or 16% year-over-year, driven by new deals signed in our New Media, International Pay TV and other vertical and a $4.0 million benefit from a large US Pay TV operator revising its historical reporting.
  • Non-GAAP Total COGS and OpEx decreased by $12.3 million, or 10% year-over-year as a result of our focused execution on cost savings.
  • During the quarter, the Company recorded a $217.1 million non-cash Goodwill impairment charge driven by the elimination of an assumed control premium from the fair value estimates following execution of the Xperi Merger Agreement.

Segment Results and Operating Highlights - Product:

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

Platform Solutions

$

68,590

 

 

$

74,519

 

 

(8

)%

Software and Services

21,528

 

 

18,300

 

 

18

%

Other

1,565

 

 

3,660

 

 

(57

)%

Total Product Revenue, net

91,683

 

 

96,479

 

 

(5

)%

Adjusted Operating Expenses

72,547

 

 

83,440

 

 

(13

)%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

19,136

 

 

$

13,039

 

 

47

%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

20.9

%

 

13.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Product Revenue, net

$

91,683

 

 

$

96,479

 

 

(5

)%

Hardware

(2,512

)

 

(3,824

)

 

(34

)%

Other Products

(1,565

)

 

(3,660

)

 

(57

)%

Core Product Revenue (excludes revenue from Hardware and Other Products)

$

87,606

 

 

$

88,995

 

 

(2

)%

Segment Results and Operating Highlights - IP Licensing:

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

US Pay TV Providers

$

47,208

 

 

$

42,348

 

 

11

%

CE Manufacturers

10,575

 

 

8,890

 

 

19

%

New Media, International Pay TV Providers and Other

25,732

 

 

20,742

 

 

24

%

Total IP Licensing Revenue, net

83,515

 

 

71,980

 

 

16

%

Adjusted Operating Expenses

27,137

 

 

25,742

 

 

5

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

56,378

 

 

$

46,238

 

 

22

%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

67.5

%

 

64.2

%

 

 

Conference Call Information

TiVo management will host a conference call today, February 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the financial and operational results. Investors and analysts interested in participating are welcome to call (866) 621-1214 (or international +1-706-643-4013) and reference conference ID 2758129. The conference call may also be accessed via live webcast in the Investor Relations section of TiVo’s website at http://ir.tivo.com. A replay of the audio webcast will be available on the TiVo Investor Relations website after the public filing of the transcript of the call is completed in accordance with regulatory requirements. A telephonic replay of the call will be accessible after the transcript is filed through February 25, 2020 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (or international +1-404-537-3406) and entering conference ID 2758129.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

TiVo Corporation provides Non-GAAP information to assist investors in assessing its operations in the way that its management evaluates those operations. Non-GAAP Pre-Tax Income, Non-GAAP Cost of Licensing, Services and Software Revenues, Non-GAAP Cost of Hardware Revenues, Non-GAAP Research and Development Expenses, Non-GAAP Selling, General and Administrative Expenses, Non-GAAP Depreciation, Non-GAAP Total OpEx Excluding Goodwill Impairment, Non-GAAP Total OpEx, Non-GAAP Total COGS and OpEx, Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Interest Expense are supplemental measures of the Company's performance that are not required by, and are not determined in accordance with, GAAP. Non-GAAP financial information is not a substitute for any financial measure determined in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Pre-tax Income is defined as GAAP income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, as adjusted for the effects of items such as amortization of intangible assets, equity-based compensation, accretion of contingent consideration, amortization or write-off of note issuance costs, discounts on convertible debt and mark-to-market adjustments for interest rate swaps and interest on escheat liabilities; as well as items which impact comparability that are required to be recorded under GAAP, but that the Company believes are not indicative of its core operating results such as goodwill impairment, restructuring and asset impairment charges, merger, separation and transformation costs, transaction, transition and integration costs, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earn-out settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration, TiVo acquisition litigation, expenses in connection with the extinguishment or modification of debt, gain on settlement of acquired receivable, additional depreciation resulting from facility rationalization actions, other-than temporary impairment losses on strategic investments, gains on the sale of strategic investments and changes in escheat liabilities.

Non-GAAP Cost of Licensing, Services and Software Revenues is defined as GAAP Cost of licensing, services and software revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization of intangible assets, excluding equity-based compensation and transaction, transition and integration expenses.

Non-GAAP Cost of Hardware Revenues is defined as GAAP Cost of hardware revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization of intangible assets, excluding equity-based compensation and transition and integration expenses.

Non-GAAP Research and Development Expenses is defined as GAAP research and development expenses excluding equity-based compensation, transition and integration expenses and retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses.

Non-GAAP Selling, General and Administrative Expenses is defined as GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses excluding equity-based compensation, merger, separation and transformation costs, transaction, transition and integration expenses, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earn-out settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration and gain on settlement of acquired receivable.

Non-GAAP Depreciation is defined as GAAP depreciation expenses excluding the impact of additional depreciation resulting from changes in the estimated useful lives of assets involved in facility rationalization actions.

Total OpEx Excluding Goodwill Impairment is defined as GAAP Total Operating costs and expenses excluding goodwill impairment.

Non-GAAP Total OpEx is defined as the sum of GAAP research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses, depreciation and gain on sale of patents excluding equity-based compensation, merger, separation and transformation costs, transaction, transition and integration expenses, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earnout settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration, gain on settlement of acquired receivable and additional depreciation resulting from facility rationalization actions.

Non-GAAP Total COGS and OpEx is defined as GAAP Total Operating costs and expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, goodwill impairment, restructuring and asset impairment charges, equity-based compensation, merger, separation and transformation costs, transaction, transition and integration expenses, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earnout settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration and gain on settlement of acquired receivable.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as GAAP operating income (loss) excluding depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, goodwill impairment, restructuring and asset impairment charges, equity-based compensation, strategic review costs, merger, separation and transformation costs, transaction, transition and integration costs, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earn-out settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration and gain on settlement of acquired receivable.

Non-GAAP Interest Expense is defined as GAAP interest expense, excluding accretion of contingent consideration, amortization or write-off of issuance costs, discounts on convertible debt and interest on escheat liability, plus the reclassification of the current period benefit (cost) of the interest rate swaps from gain (loss) on interest rate swaps.

Cash Taxes are defined as GAAP current income tax expense excluding changes in reserves for unrecognized tax benefits.

Non-GAAP Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding is defined as GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding except for periods of a GAAP loss. In periods of a GAAP loss, GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding are adjusted to include dilutive common share equivalents outstanding that were excluded from GAAP diluted weighted average shares outstanding because the Company had a loss and therefore these shares would have been anti-dilutive.

The Company's management evaluates and makes decisions about its business operations primarily based on Non-GAAP financial information. Management uses Non-GAAP financial measures as the basis for decision-making as they exclude items management does not consider to be “core costs” or “core proceeds”. For each Non-GAAP financial measure, the adjustment provides management with information about the Company's underlying operating performance that enables a more meaningful comparison to its historical and projected financial performance in different reporting periods. For example, since the Company does not acquire or dispose of businesses on a predictable cycle, management excludes the amortization of intangible assets, merger, separation and transformation costs, transition and integration costs, retention earn-outs payable to former shareholders of acquired businesses, earnout settlements, CEO transition cash costs, remeasurement of contingent consideration, TiVo Acquisition litigation, and gain on settlement of acquired receivables from its Non-GAAP financial measures in order to make more consistent and meaningful evaluations of the Company's operating expenses as these items may be significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of acquisitions. Management also excludes the effect of goodwill impairment, restructuring and asset impairment charges, expenses in connection with the extinguishment or modification of debt, gain on the settlement of acquired receivable, additional depreciation resulting from facility rationalization actions, other-than-temporary impairment losses on strategic investments, gains on the sale of strategic investments and changes in escheat liability. Management excludes the impact of equity-based compensation to provide meaningful supplemental information that allows investors greater visibility to the underlying performance of our business operations, facilitates comparison of our results with other periods, and may facilitate comparison with the results of other companies in our industry, as well as to provide the Company’s management with an important tool for financial and operational decision-making and for evaluating the Company’s performance over different periods of time. Due to varying valuation techniques, reliance on subjective assumptions and the variety of award types and features that may be in use, we believe that providing Non-GAAP financial measures excluding equity-based compensation allows investors to make more meaningful comparisons between our operating results and those of other companies. Management excludes the accretion of contingent consideration, amortization or write-off of note issuance costs and discounts on convertible debt, mark-to-market adjustments for interest rate swaps and interest on escheat liability when management evaluates the Company's expenses. Management reclassifies the current period benefit (cost) of the interest rate swaps from gain (loss) on interest rate swaps to interest expense in order for Non-GAAP Interest Expense to reflect the effects of the interest rate swaps as these interest rate swaps were entered into to control the effective interest rate the Company pays on its debt.

Management uses these Non-GAAP financial measures to help it make decisions, including decisions that affect operating expenses and operating margin. Management believes that making Non-GAAP financial information available to investors, in addition to GAAP financial information, may facilitate more consistent comparisons between the Company's performance over time with the performance of other companies in our industry, which may use similar financial measures to supplement their GAAP financial information.

Management recognizes that these Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, including the fact that management must exercise judgment in determining which types of items to exclude from the Non-GAAP financial information. In addition, as other companies, including companies similar to TiVo Corporation, may calculate their Non-GAAP financial measures differently than the Company calculates its Non-GAAP financial measures, these Non-GAAP financial measures may have limited usefulness to investors when comparing financial performance among companies. Management believes, however, that providing Non-GAAP financial information, in addition to GAAP financial information, facilitates consistent comparison of the Company's financial performance over time. The Company provides Non-GAAP financial information to the investment community, not as an alternative, but as an important supplement to GAAP financial information; to enable investors to evaluate the Company's core operating performance in the same way that management does. Reconciliations for each Non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure are provided in the tables below.

About TiVo Corporation

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) brings entertainment together, making it easy to find, watch and enjoy. We serve up the best movies, shows and videos from across live TV, on-demand, streaming services and countless apps, helping people to watch on their terms. For studios, networks and advertisers, TiVo delivers a passionate group of watchers to increase viewership and engagement across all screens. Go to tivo.com and enjoy watching.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, future growth, profitability and success of the Company’s Product and IP Licensing businesses, the timing and completion of the TiVo/Xperi combination transaction, the prospects for the combined TiVo/Xperi company, growth of certain markets for intellectual property licensing, as well as future business strategies, future product offerings and deployments, and technology and intellectual property licenses with various customers. These forward-looking statements are based on TiVo’s current expectations, estimates and projections about its business and industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by the company, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “future”, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays, whether inside or outside the Company’s control, in the merger process, delays in product development or deployments, the failure to deliver competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance of any offerings delivered, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" included in TiVo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and other documents of TiVo Corporation on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). TiVo cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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TIVO CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Revenues, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing, services and software

$

172,686

 

 

$

164,635

 

 

$

659,261

 

 

$

681,130

 

Hardware

2,512

 

 

3,824

 

 

8,868

 

 

14,735

 

Total Revenues, net

175,198

 

 

168,459

 

 

668,129

 

 

695,865

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of licensing, services and software revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization of intangible assets

42,051

 

 

42,602

 

 

156,533

 

 

169,149

 

Cost of hardware revenues, excluding depreciation and amortization of intangible assets

3,967

 

 

5,231

 

 

18,117

 

 

19,491

 

Research and development

34,801

 

 

43,391

 

 

148,422

 

 

177,285

 

Selling, general and administrative

52,147

 

 

47,141

 

 

191,417

 

 

181,047

 

Depreciation

5,242

 

 

5,212

 

 

21,247

 

 

21,464

 

Amortization of intangible assets

28,153

 

 

27,873

 

 

112,727

 

 

147,336

 

Restructuring and asset impairment charges

1,257

 

 

1,493

 

 

7,741

 

 

10,061

 

Goodwill impairment

217,108

 

 

269,000

 

 

354,561

 

 

269,000

 

Total costs and expenses

384,726

 

 

441,943

 

 

1,010,765

 

 

994,833

 

Operating loss

(209,528

)

 

(273,484

)

 

(342,636

)

 

(298,968

)

Interest expense

(13,422

)

 

(12,909

)

 

(49,902

)

 

(49,150

)

Interest income and other, net

4,376

 

 

2,711

 

 

8,526

 

 

5,682

 

Gain (loss) on interest rate swaps

509

 

 

(3,760

)

 

(4,966

)

 

3,425

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

(1,852

)

 

 

 

(2,152

)

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(219,917

)

 

(287,442

)

 

(391,130

)

 

(339,011

)

Income tax (benefit) expense

(1,837

)

 

747

 

 

14,144

 

 

14,052

 

Loss from continuing operations, net of tax

(218,080

)

 

(288,189

)

 

(405,274

)

 

(353,063

)

(Loss) Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

(4,414

)

 

(23

)

 

(4,793

)

 

3,715

 

Net loss

$

(222,494

)

 

$

(288,212

)

 

$

(410,067

)

 

$

(349,348

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

(1.72

)

 

$

(2.33

)

 

$

(3.23

)

 

$

(2.87

)

Discontinued operations

(0.03

)

 

 

 

(0.04

)

 

0.03

 

Basic loss per share

$

(1.75

)

 

$

(2.33

)

 

$

(3.27

)

 

$

(2.84

)

Weighted average shares used in computing basic per share amounts

126,444

 

 

123,802

 

 

125,484

 

 

123,020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

(1.72

)

 

$

(2.33

)

 

$

(3.23

)

 

$

(2.87

)

Discontinued operations

(0.03

)

 

 

 

(0.04

)

 

0.03

 

Diluted loss per share

$

(1.75

)

 

$

(2.33

)

 

$

(3.27

)

 

$

(2.84

)

Weighted average shares used in computing diluted per share amounts

126,444

 

 

123,802

 

 

125,484

 

 

123,020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared per share

$

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

0.34

 

 

$

0.72

 

 

See notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.


Contacts

Investor Relations
Nicole Noutsios
TiVo Corporation
+1 510-315-1003
tivo@nmnadvisors.com

Press Relations
Lerin O'Neill
TiVo Corporation
+1 408-562-8455
lerin.oneill@tivo.com


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