Innodata Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

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NEW YORK - May 8, 2017 - INNODATA INC. (NASDAQ: INOD) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

  • Total revenue was $15.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, a 5% decline from $15.7 million in both the first and fourth quarters of 2016.    
  • Net loss was $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, or $(0.07) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, or $(0.04) per diluted share. Net earnings in the first quarter of 2016 was $3,000, or $0.00 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) was a loss of $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to income of $0.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $14.2 million at both March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.  

The tables that accompany this release set out results by segment.

Jack Abuhoff, Chairman and CEO, said, "First quarter revenue - while in line with the mid-point of our guidance -  declined by $0.7 million from the fourth quarter. This resulted in an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $160,000 due to high operating leverage. Revenue in our Digital Data Solutions (DDS) segment was $11.4 million compared to $11.7 million in the fourth quarter, as volumes from new customer engagements were not sufficient to offset the lower volumes from several existing customer engagements. In our Innodata Advanced Data Solutions (IADS) segment, a combination of seasonality and the expiration of a contract in the Synodex business translated into lower segmental revenue of $1.0 million compared to $1.25 million in the fourth quarter.

Abuhoff continued, "In our DDS segment we're focused on new service offerings that will help us win new recurring revenue business and expand our addressable market. In Synodex, we remain actively engaged with several late-stage prospects and continue to work on cost efficiencies to lower our break-even point.

"Our Media Intelligence Solutions (MIS) segment performed in accordance with our expectations. Revenue in the first quarter was $2.6 million, with 55% gross margins before acquisition related amortization charges and 7% Adjusted EBITDA. In the first quarter we launched an API for our Agility global media database, and we continue to sign up channel partners to access new markets."

Abuhoff concluded, "We anticipate second quarter revenue to be in the range of $13.4 - 15.3 million, consisting of DDS revenue in the range of $10.0 - 11.5 million, IADS revenue in the range of $1.0 - 1.2 million, and MIS revenue in the range of $2.4 - 2.6 million."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include references to Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to Innodata Inc. and subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP before income taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, stock-based compensation, loss attributable to non-controlling interests and interest income (expense). We believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to our management and investors in evaluating our operating performance and for financial and operational decision-making purposes. In particular, it facilitates comparisons of the core operating performance of our company from period to period on a consistent basis and helps us identify underlying trends in our business. We believe it provides useful information about our operating results, enhances the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects, and allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in our financial and operational decision making. We use this measure to establish operational goals for managing our business and evaluating our performance. 

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments, and such payments reflect a reduction in cash available to us;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs or for our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes the potential dilutive impact of stock-based compensation expense related to our workforce, interest income (expense) and net loss attributable to non-controlling interests, and these items may represent a reduction or increase in cash available to us;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; and
  • Other companies, including companies in our own industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should be considered alongside other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and our other GAAP results.

A reconciliation from net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA is attached to this release.

Timing of Conference Call with Q&A

Innodata will conduct an earnings conference call, including a question-and-answer period, at 11:00 AM eastern time today.  You can participate in this call by dialing the following call-in numbers:

The call-in numbers for the conference call are:

1-800-475-6881 (Domestic)
1-913-312-1466 (International)

1-866-375-1919 (Domestic Replay)  
1-719-457-0820 (International Replay)

Pass code on both: 1333553

Investors are also invited to access a live Webcast of the conference call at the Investor Relations section of .  Please note that the Webcast feature will be in listen-only mode.

Call-in or Webcast replay will be available for 30 days following the conference call.

About Innodata

Innodata (NASDAQ: INOD) is a global digital services and solutions company. Innodata's technology and services power leading information products and online retail destinations around the world. Innodata's solutions help prestigious enterprises harness the power of digital data to re-imagine how they operate and drive performance. Innodata serves publishers, media and information companies, digital retailers, banks, insurance companies, government agencies and many other industries.

Founded in 1988, Innodata comprises a team of 4,400 diverse people in 8 countries who are dedicated to delivering services and solutions that help the world's businesses make better decisions.

Innodata honors include EContent Magazine's EContent 100, KMWorld Magazine's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP) Global Outsourcing Top 100, D&B India's Leading ITeS and BPO Companies and the Black Book of Outsourcing's Top List of Leading Outsourcing Providers to the Printing and Publishing Business.

Forward Looking Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "project," "head start," "believe," "expect," "should," "anticipate," "indicate," "point to," "forecast," "likely," "goals," "optimistic," "foster," "estimate" and other similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

These forward-looking statements are based largely on our current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, that contracts may be terminated by clients; projected or committed volumes of work may not materialize; our Innodata Advanced Data Solutions ("IADS") segment is a venture formed in 2011 that has incurred losses since inception and has recorded impairment charges for all of its fixed assets; we currently intend to continue to invest in IADS; the primarily at-will nature of contracts with our Digital Data Solutions clients and the ability of these clients to reduce, delay or cancel projects; continuing Digital Data Solutions segment revenue concentration in a limited number of clients; continuing Digital Data Solutions segment reliance on project-based work; inability to replace projects that are completed, canceled or reduced; our dependency on content providers in our Media Intelligence Solutions segment; difficulty in integrating and deriving synergies from acquisitions, joint venture and strategic investments; potential undiscovered liabilities of companies and businesses that we may acquire; depressed market conditions; changes in external market factors; the ability and willingness of our clients and prospective clients to execute business plans which give rise to requirements for our services; changes in our business or growth strategy; the emergence of new or growing competitors; various other competitive and technological factors; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our actual results could differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the results referred to in the forward-looking statements will occur.

We undertake no obligation to update or review any guidance or other forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Company Contact
Raj Jain
Vice President
Innodata Inc.
(201) 371-8024

(Dollars in thousands, except per-share amounts)

      Three Months Ended
      March 31,
        2017   2016
Revenues      $   14,953 $  15,698
Operating costs and expenses:        
 Direct operating costs    11,723 11,465
 Selling and administrative expenses    4,625 3,811
 Interest expense (income), net      (12)   13
  Totals    16,336 15,289
Income (loss) before income taxes     (1,383) 409
Provision for income taxes    445 518
Net loss       (1,828)   (109)
Loss attributable to non-controlling interests        98    112
Net income (loss) attributable to Innodata Inc.        
and Subsidiaries      $  (1,730)  $   3
Income (loss) per share attributable to        
Innodata Inc. and Subsidiaries:        
 Basic and diluted     $   (0.07)  $   0.00
Weighted average shares outstanding:        
 Basic    25,627 25,445
 Diluted    25,627 25,574
Comprehensive income (loss)        
Net loss      $   (1,828)  $   (109)
 Pension liability adjustment, net of taxes      (62)   (82)
 Change in fair value of derivatives, net of taxes      311      439
 Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of taxes      


 Other Comprehensive income    273 713
 Total Comprehensive income (loss)    (1,555) 604
 Comprehensive loss attributed to non-controlling interest      


Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to        
 Innodata Inc. and Subsidiaries      $   (1,457)  $      716 
Supplemental Financial Data:         
Adjusted EBITDA    $   (164) $  1,353

(Dollars in thousands)

    March 31,   December 31,
    2017   2016
Current assets:    
 Cash and cash equivalents $  14,199  $  14,172
 Accounts receivable, net9,523 9,952
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets3,280 3,124
  Total current assets27,002 27,248
Property and equipment, net5,898 5,397
Other assets3,204 2,377
Deferred income taxes1,744 1,641
Intangibles, net7,990 8,191
Goodwill 2,747 2,734
   Total assets  $  48,585    $  47,588


Current liabilities:    
 Accounts payable and accrued expenses $  6,376  $   5,351
 Accrued salaries, wages and related benefits4,950 5,040
 Income and other taxes1,239 1,330
 Current portion of long-term obligations  1,859 1,120
  Total current liabilities14,424 12,841
Deferred income taxes682 680
Long-term obligations4,072 3,917
Non-controlling interests (3,733) (3,634)
   Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $  48,585    $  47,588

(Dollars in thousands)


Adjusted EBITDA
  Three Months Ended
   March 31,
   2017   2016
Net income (loss) attributable to Innodata Inc. and Subsidiaries$   (1,730) $   3
Depreciation and amortization943 652
Stock-based compensation288 279
Provision for income taxes445 518
Interest expense (income), net(12) 13
Non-controlling interests(98) (112)
Adjusted EBITDA $    (164) $   1,353


Adjusted EBITDA - DDS Segment
  Three Months Ended
   March 31,
   2017   2016
Net income (loss) attributable to DDS Segment$   (1,166) $  1,123
Depreciation and amortization614 513
Stock-based compensation286 295
Provision for income taxes447 531
Interest expense (income), net(12) 13
Non-controlling interests(98) (112)
Adjusted EBITDA - DDS Segment     71 $   2,363



Adjusted EBITDA - IADS Segment
  Three Months Ended
   March 31,
   2017   2016
Net loss attributable to IADS Segment$     (414) $   (671)
Stock-based compensation2 (16)
Adjusted EBITDA - IADS Segment  $  (412) $  (687)


Adjusted EBITDA - MIS Segment   Three Months Ended
   March 31,
   2017   2016
Net loss attributable to MIS Segment$     (150) $   (449)
Depreciation and amortization329 139
Benefit from income taxes(2) (13)
Adjusted EBITDA - MIS Segment  $    177 $  (323)

(Dollars in thousands)

Revenue (by segment)

    Three Months Ended
   March 31,
   2017   2016
DDS$    11,355 $   13,644
IADS1,002 897
MIS2,596 1,157
Revenue  $ 14,953 $  15,698

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