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Haivision Announces Results for the Three Months Ended January 31, 2023

Haivision reports first-quarter revenue growth 20.2%

MONTREAL, March 15, 2023 /CNW/ - Haivision Systems Inc. ("Haivision" or the "Company") HAI, a leading global provider of mission critical, real-time video networking and visual collaboration solutions, today announced its results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2023.

"By delivering record first-quarter revenue, we continue to reaffirm the trust of our core markets in our capability to deliver the most trusted mission-critical live video solutions," said Mirko Wicha, Chairman and CEO of Haivision. "Our solutions are demonstrating unmatched efficiency in reducing costs and creating more content within the broadcast, media, and entertainment segments, while also addressing the pressing needs for remote engagement, situational awareness, and tackling the challenges of global missions, operations and cybersecurity threats within the defense, government, and enterprise sectors." 

Q1 2023 Financial Results

  • Revenue of $34.1 million represents an increase of 20.2% from the prior year comparative period.
  • Total expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2023 were $23.7 million, an increase of $3.9 million from the prior year comparative period largely related to the acquisition of Aviwest in April 2022 Resulting operating loss was $1.0 million, a $0.9 million decrease from the prior year period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended January 31, 2023 was $2.1 million compared to $2.1 million for the prior year comparative period.
  • Adjusted EBITDA Margins for the three months ended January 31, 2023 were 6.2% compared to 7.6% for the prior year comparative period.
  • Net loss of $1.4 million compared to a net loss of $0.5 million in the prior year comparative period.

Key Company Highlights

  • Successful deployment of Haivision Pro Series transmitters on 5G private networks for elections in Denmark (TV2), sailing in Spain (Telefonica), and football in Germany (Media Broadcast/Nokia).
  • TV Technology Magazine selected Haivision Pro Series transmitters (Pro460) "Best in Market 2022" for innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance.
  • Launched Haivision Command 360 for mission critical collaboration to international markets at ISE exhibition in Barcelona.
  • Launched Haivision Hub for Government, the only FedRAMP video network service to securely stream live video.
  • SRT Alliance membership surpasses 600 members.
  • Haivision Makito X4 awarded "Best Encoding Hardware for Live Production" at the 2022 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Haivision announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Racine as Chief Product Officer and announced the completion of a strategic reorganization.

"We just delivered our twelfth consecutive year of positive Adjusted EBITDA; while restructuring and refocusing on key markets." said Dan Rabinowitz, Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Operations. "Our unwavering commitment to delivering the promised synergies of our acquisitions has resulted in a streamlined and efficient organization, poised to provide high-quality solutions to our core markets. We are confident that our strategy will continue to generate increased value for our shareholders and is certain to drive our growing profitability targets."

Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended January 31, 2023 were $34.1 million, an increase of 20.2% from the prior year period.  The primary contributors to revenue growth was the recent acquisition of Aviwest in April 2022.  Gross Margins* for the three months ended January 31, 2023 were 66.9% whereas gross margins for the prior year comparable period were 69.4%. Gross Margins* were impacted by revenues generated by Aviwest which operates at a lower gross margin than Haivision's traditional business.  

Total expenses for the three months ended January 31, 2023 were $23.7 million, an increase of $3.9 million from the prior year comparative period largely related to the acquisition of Aviwest in April 2022 – including a $1.1 million increase in depreciation expense related to acquired assets and intangibles. 

Adjusted EBITDA* for the three months ended January 31, 2023 was $2.1 million compared to $2.1 million for the prior year comparative period. For the three months ended January 31, 2023 the operating loss was $1.0 million, compared to an operating loss of $0.1 million for the prior year comparative period.  The $5.7 million increase in revenue resulted in a $3.0 million increase in gross profit offset by the $3.9 million increase in total expenses. 

 *Represents a non-IFRS measure. For the relevant definition, see "Non-IFRS Measures" below. As applicable, a reconciliation of this non-IFRS measure to the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure is included in the tables at the end of this press release and in the Company's management's

discussion and analysis for the three months ended January 31, 2023.

Conference Call Notification

Haivision will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter financial results on Wednesday,
March 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm (ET). To register for the call, please use this link https://conferencingportals.com/event/myiwYleM. After registering, a confirmation will be sent through email, including dial in details and unique conference call codes for entry.

Financial Statements, Management's Discussion and Analysis and Additional Information

Haivision's consolidated financial statements for the first quarter ended January 31, 2023 (the "Q1 Financial Statements"), the management's discussion and analysis thereon and additional information relating to Haivision and its business can be found under Haivision's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The financial information presented in this release was derived from the Q1 Financial Statements.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's growth opportunities and its ability to execute on its growth strategy. In some cases, but not necessarily in all cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "targets", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "an opportunity exists", "is positioned", "estimates", "intends", "assumes", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate" or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, nor guarantees or assurances of future performance but instead represent management's current beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events and operating performance.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Haivision as of the date of this release, are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those indicated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risk factors identified under "Risk Factors" in the Company's latest annual information form, and in other periodic filings that the Company has made and may make in the future with the securities commissions or similar regulatory authorities in Canada, all of which are available under the Company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Haivision. However, such risk factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Haivision undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Non-IFRS Measures

Haivision's consolidated financial statements for the first quarter ended January 31, 2023 are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). This press release makes reference to certain non-IFRS measures, including "EBITDA", "Gross Margin", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA Margin". These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial information reported under IFRS. Rather, these non-IFRS measures are used to provide investors with supplemental measures of our operating performance and thus highlight trends in our core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. We also believe that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures in the evaluation of issuers. Our management also uses non-IFRS measures to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, to prepare annual operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of management compensation.

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental measure used by management to assess the financial performance of our business. Adjusted EBITDA is also a key metric that management uses prior to execution of any strategic investing or financing opportunity. "EBITDA" is defined as earnings (loss) before income taxes, depreciation, amortization and financial expenses and "Adjusted EBITDA" is defined as EBITDA, as adjusted for stock-based compensation and certain non-recurring expense items. "Adjusted EBITDA Margin" represents Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. "Gross Margin" represents gross profit divided by revenue.

A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net income (loss) is included in the tables at the end of this press release and in the Company's management discussion and analysis for the three months ended January 31, 2023.

About Haivision

Haivision is a leading global provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and visual collaboration solutions. Our connected cloud and intelligent edge technologies enable l organizations globally to engage audiences, enhance collaboration, and support decision making. We provide high quality, low latency, secure, and reliable live video at a global scale. Haivision open sourced its award-winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol and founded the SRT Alliance to support its adoption. Awarded four Emmys® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision continues to fuel the future of IP video transformation. Founded in 2004, Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago with offices, sales, and support located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Learn more at haivision.com. 

Thousands of Canadian dollars (except per share amounts)





Three months ended

January 31,


2023


2023


($)


($)

Revenue

34,066


28,334

Cost of sales

11,394


8,665





Gross profit

26,672


19,669









Expenses




Sales and marketing

7,406


5,943

Operations and support

3,727


2,564

Research and development

7,487


6,201

General and administrative

4,697


4,314

Share-based payment

375


769






23,692


19,791





Operating loss

(1,021)


(122)

Financial expenses

604


154





Loss before income taxes

(1,625)


(276)





Income taxes




Current

(324)


(117)

Deferred

121


323






(203)


206









Net loss

(1,421)


(482)





Other comprehensive income




Foreign currency translation adjustment

752


2,048





Comprehensive income (loss)

(670)


1,566









Net loss per share




 Net income (loss) per share (basic and diluted)

($0.05)


($0.02)

 Weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic and diluted)

28,884,924


28,785,252











Thousands of Canadian dollars




As at



January 31,
2023


October 31,
2022



$


$


Assets





Current assets





             Cash

12,706


5,773


             Trade and other receivables

19,043


26,711


             Investment tax credits receivable

3,000


3,000


             Inventories

20,909


21,056


             Prepaid expenses

4,988


5,125



60,646


61,665







Property and equipment

3,621


3,808


Right-of-use assets

8,507


8,948


Intangible assets

22,293


23,664


Goodwill

44,397


44,435


Non-refundable investment tax credits receivable

4,309


3,298


Income taxes receivable

302



Deferred income taxes

2,547


2,778



85,976


86,931



146,622


148,596


Liabilities





Current liabilities





            Credit facility

15,162


11,173


            Trade and other payables

12,302


17,841


            Restructuring costs payable

201


1,670


             Purchase price payable

1,450


1,985


            Income taxes payable


42


            Current portion of lease liabilities

1,571


1,538


            Current portion of term loans

1,417


1,389


            Deferred revenue

11,330


9,246



43,433


44,884







Lease liabilities

7,828


8,258


Long term debt

2,477


2,617


Deferred revenue

3,170


2,587



56,908


58,345







Equity





Share capital

90,902


90,176


Retained earnings

(10,328)


(9,195)


Stock option reserve

3,684


4,565


Cumulative translation adjustment

5,456


4,704



89,714


90,251



146,622


148,596







Thousands of Canadian dollars







Three months ended

 January 31,


2023


2022


($)


($)

Net Income (loss)

(1,422)


(482)

Income Taxes

(203)


206









Income before income taxes

(1,625)


(276)





Depreciation

778


515

Amortization

1,969


980

Financial expenses

604


154









EBITDA(1)

1,726


1,372





   Share-based payment (LTIP)

376


769









Adjusted EBITDA(1)

2,102


2,142





Adjusted EBITDA Margin(1)

6.2 %


7.6 %





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Note:

(1) Non-IFRS measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures".

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