Gaiam Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results
* EPS improved to $0.07 from $0.04 per share
* Cash from operations exceeded $8 million
BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA), a lifestyle-media company catering to people who value personal development, wellness, ecological lifestyles, responsible media and conscious community, announced today results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2007.
Gaiam also announced that it will host a conference call today, May 9, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. MDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to review the first quarter fiscal 2007 results.
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Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 increased 13.0% to $58.5 million from $51.8 million recorded in the same period last year. Gross margin for the first quarter remained strong at 64.1% of revenue, consistent with the comparable period last year. This solid margin reflects the Company's continued emphasis on media and proprietary products.
Net income for the first quarter doubled to $1.8 million or $0.07 per share from $0.9 million or $0.04 per share in the first quarter of 2006. Depreciation and amortization for the quarter was $2.3 million.
During the first quarter of 2007 Gaiam generated record cash of $8.3 million from its operations compared to a use of $1.0 million cash in the same period last year. Gaiam's cash position at March 31, 2007 remained strong at $83 million, even after the repurchase of 2.5 million shares of common stock and two content licensing agreements funded during the first quarter. As of the end of the quarter, Gaiam had approximately 24.7 million common shares outstanding. Gaiam continues to have no debt.
During the first quarter of 2007, Gaiam entered into exclusive content licensing deals with TAG Entertainment and The Brainy Baby Company. TAG Entertainment is a film production company specializing in family entertainment featuring known Hollywood stars. The agreement provides for exclusive distribution rights of existing TAG titles as well as a first look opportunity to license video rights to new family films produced by TAG.
The Brainy Baby Company is a leader in educational entertainment for children 5 and under. The agreement covers approximately 40 existing titles under the "Brainy Baby," "First Impressions" and "Bilingual Baby" brands as well as production rights to future Brainy Baby titles.
According to Nielsen's VideoScan, Gaiam's market share in the fitness/wellness DVD category increased to 48% at the end of March, up from 42% in the same quarter last year and 45% at the end of last quarter.
"We are pleased with our first quarter results, which are a continuation of the trend we delivered in 2006 and demonstrate our ability to improve operating leverage and increase profitability," said Jirka Rysavy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are well-positioned for continued growth in 2007," said Lynn Powers, President. "We are focused on new opportunities to further expand our distribution reach through new media genres such as wellness and media that matters as well as expanding our subscription clubs and community."
Gaiam also announced the hiring of Bill Sondheim as President of Gaiam's Distribution and Direct Response Marketing businesses. Mr. Sondheim has a long and distinguished track record in the home entertainment industry, including Executive Vice President with Sony BMG Music Entertainment and President of PolyGram Video.
Additional guidance may be given on the conference call. A replay of the call will begin approximately one hour after the end of the call and will continue until 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2007.
Replay number: 888-568-0407 For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com
This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "intend," "believe," "will," "should" or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Gaiam believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause materially different results include, among others, introduction of new products and services, completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of negative economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties included in Gaiam's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gaiam assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
GAIAM, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share data) Three months ended Three months ended March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006 Net revenue $58,458 100.0% $51,752 100.0% Cost of goods sold 20,982 35.9% 18,590 35.9% Gross profit 37,476 64.1% 33,162 64.1% Operating expenses 35,851 61.3% 32,152 62.1% Income from operations 1,625 2.8% 1,010 2.0% Other income 1,203 2.0% 577 1.1% Income before income taxes 2,828 4.8% 1,587 3.1% Income tax expense 1,117 1.9% 612 1.2% Minority interest in net (income) loss of consolidated subsidiaries 41 0.1% (85) -0.2% Net income $1,752 3.0% $890 1.7% Shares outstanding: Basic 25,651 20,435 Diluted 25,813 20,795 Income per share: Basic $0.07 $0.04 Diluted $0.07 $0.04 GAIAM, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except share information) March 31, December 31, 2007 2006 (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents (1) $83,165 $104,876 Accounts receivable, net 16,855 25,324 Inventory, less allowances 25,478 24,313 Deferred advertising costs 3,891 3,965 Deferred tax assets 3,524 3,404 Other current assets 5,862 4,965 Total current assets 138,775 166,847 Property and equipment, net 7,710 7,784 Media library, net 36,422 37,201 Goodwill and other intangibles, net 28,893 28,879 Deferred tax assets, net 4,226 5,958 Notes receivable and other assets 585 4,299 Total assets $216,611 $250,968 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $13,630 $18,848 Accrued liabilities 9,630 7,437 Income taxes payable -- 415 Total current liabilities 23,260 26,700 Minority interest 5,640 5,662 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Class A common stock, $.0001 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 19,252,346 and 21,749,936 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively (1) 2 2 Class B common stock, $.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 5,400,000 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006 1 1 Additional paid-in capital (1) 168,247 200,906 Accumulated other comprehensive income 885 873 Retained earnings 18,576 16,824 Total stockholders' equity 187,711 218,606 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $216,611 $250,968 (1) On February 6, 2007, Gaiam repurchased 2.5 million shares of its Class A common stock for $32.9 million in cash including acquisition costs. The repurchased stock resulted in a $32.9 million reduction to Additional paid-in capital.
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Released May 9, 2007