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Harris Interactive® Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2012 Results

16:00 EDT Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exceeds Full Year Fiscal 2012 Guidance

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug.16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2012 financial results.

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Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive, commented, "I am pleased to report that we exceeded our full year fiscal 2012 guidance with $12.1 million of adjusted EBIDTA with add backs. This represents more than a 70% improvement in adjusted EBITDA with add backs from the previous year and the completion of a successful first year of the turnaround effort."  Angrisani continued, "Our efforts in year two of the turnaround will be focused on profitably growing Harris, with emphasis in the U.S. on the Harris Poll, our Custom Solutions Group and the Harris Interactive Service Bureau, as well as select areas of our international business."

Key Financial Statistics (1)

 

 

USD in millions ? unaudited

For the 

Three Months

Ended June 30,

For the 

Twelve Months

 Ended June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue (2)

$       36.5

$     44.2

$  147.5

$  160.7

Operating loss (3)(4)

$       (0.5)

$      (4.0)

$    (2.8)

$    (6.0)

Loss from continuing operations

$       (0.9)

$      (4.5)

$    (3.7)

$    (7.7)

Loss from discontinued operations

$         ----

$      (0.6)

$    (1.9)

$    (0.8)

Net loss

$       (0.9)

$      (5.1)

$    (5.6)

$    (8.5)

Fully diluted net loss per share ? continuing operations

$     (0.02)

$    (0.08)

$  (0.07)

$  (0.14)

Fully diluted net loss per share ? discontinued operations

$         ----

$    (0.01)

$  (0.03)

$  (0.01)

Fully diluted net loss per share

$     (0.02)

$    (0.09)

$  (0.10)

$  (0.15)

Adjusted EBITDA (4)(5)

$       1.5

$      (2.1)

$      4.6

$      2.0

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges (4)(5)

$       3.7

$       1.9

$    12.1

$      7.1

Cash provided by operations

$       0.3

$       2.9

$      3.9

$      4.0

Bookings (6)

$     28.5

$     34.0

$    145.3

$  161.9

 

At June 30:

 

2012

 

2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$      11.5

$    14.1

Outstanding debt

$        6.0

$    10.8

Secured revenue (7)

$      42.5

$    44.7

 

(1)

All amounts shown reflect our Asian operations as discontinued operations.

(2)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, revenue for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2012 decreased by 15% and 8%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.

(3)

Operating loss for the three months ended June 30, 2012 included restructuring and other charges of $2.2 million, compared with $4.0 million for the same prior year period. Operating loss for the twelve months ended June 30, 2012 included restructuring and other charges of $7.5 million, compared with $5.1 million for the same prior year period.

(4)

During the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2011, the Company recorded $338 thousand and $150 thousand, respectively, in French research and development credits and initially presented those credits within the provision for income taxes line of its consolidated statement of operations. During the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded $124 thousand in such credits and presented them in the selling, general and administrative line of its consolidated statement of operations based on the determined refundable nature of these credits. The prior year presentation has been revised to conform to the current year presentation.

(5)

EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP measure, is EBITDA with stock-based compensation added back.

(6)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, bookings for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2012 decreased by 11% and 8%, respectively, over the same prior year periods.

(7)

Amounts include the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences. Excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate differences, secured revenue at June 30, 2012 decreased by 3% over the same prior year period.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2012 Results Conference Call and Webcast AccessAl Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Formal remarks will be followed by a question and answer session.

To access the conference call, please dial toll-free 877.303.9858 in the United States and Canada, or 408.337.0139 internationally.

A live webcast of the conference call also will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/, where an archived replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days following the call. No telephone replay of the conference call will be provided. This media release will be available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/ prior to the call.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking StatementsCertain statements in this press release and oral statements made by the Company on its conference call constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among others, statements as to future economic performance, projections as to financial items, estimates, and plans and objectives for future operations, products and services. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may", "should", "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "feel", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", "continue", "consider", "possibility", or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated quarterly in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q to reflect additional material risks. The Company has filed its reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and they are available under the Investor Relations section of our website at http://ir.harrisinteractive.com/. Risks and uncertainties also include the continued volatility of the global macroeconomic environment and its impact on the Company and its clients, the Company's ability to sustain and grow its revenue base, the Company's ability to maintain and improve cost efficient operations, the impact of reorganization, restructuring and related charges, quarterly variations in financial results, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with certain NASDAQ listing requirements, actions of competitors, the Company's ability to develop and maintain products and services attractive to the market, and the Company's ability to remain in compliance with the financial covenants in its credit agreement.

You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating such forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. The forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

About Harris Interactive Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 215 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients - stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

Assets

   Cash and cash equivalents

$         11,456

$    14,084

   Accounts receivable, net

19,940

25,046

   Unbilled receivables

7,513

7,580

   Prepaids and other current assets

3,859

3,588

   Deferred tax assets

243

306

   Assets from discontinued operations

-

2,361

Total current assets

43,011

52,965

   Property, plant and equipment, net

2,500

3,291

   Other intangibles, net

10,795

14,041

   Other assets

1,080

1,551

Total assets

$         57,386

$    71,848

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

   Accounts payable

$          7,628

$      9,308

   Accrued expenses

21,643

20,924

   Current portion of long-term debt

4,794

4,794

   Deferred revenue

10,088

13,397

   Liabilities from discontinued operations

181

1,013

Total current liabilities

44,334

49,436

   Long-term debt

1,199

5,993

   Deferred tax liabilities

1,696

2,195

   Other long-term liabilities

4,072

2,752

Total stockholders' equity

6,085

11,472

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$         57,386

$    71,848

HARRIS INTERACTIVE INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012 (4)

2011 (4)

2012 (4)

2011 (4)

Revenue from services

$       36,501

$       44,178

$    147,503

$    160,664

Operating expenses:

  Cost of services

23,103

29,340

91,902

105,976

Selling, general and administrative 

10,691

13,396

46,270

49,701

Depreciation and amortization

1,005

1,443

4,607

5,921

Restructuring and other charges

2,182

3,974

7,530

5,100

Total operating expenses

36,981

48,153

150,309

166,698

Operating loss

(480)

(3,975)

(2,806)

(6,034)

Operating margin

-1.3%

-9.0%

-1.9%

-3.8%

Interest expense, net

133

238

689

1,171

    Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

(613)

(4,213)

(3,495)

(7,205)

Provision for income taxes

319

292

234

492

   Loss from continuing operations

(932)

(4,505)

(3,729)

(7,697)

   Loss from discontinued operations

-

(620)

(1,854)

(756)

   Net loss

$          (932)

$        (5,125)

$       (5,583)

$       (8,453)

Basic net loss per share:

   Continuing operations

$         (0.02)

$         (0.08)

$         (0.07)

$         (0.14)

   Discontinued operations

-

(0.01)

(0.03)

(0.01)

Basic net loss per share

$         (0.02)

$         (0.09)

$         (0.10)

$         (0.15)

Diluted net loss per share:

   Continuing operations

$         (0.02)

$         (0.08)

$         (0.07)

$         (0.14)

   Discontinued operations

-

(0.01)

(0.03)

(0.01)

Diluted net loss per share

$         (0.02)

$         (0.09)

$         (0.10)

$         (0.15)

Weighted average shares outstanding -

      Basic 

55,733,313

54,716,529

55,383,780

54,566,590

      Diluted

55,733,313

54,716,529

55,383,780

54,566,590

 

Three and Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2012

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Amounts in thousands of USD

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012 (4)

2011 (4)

2012 (4)

2011 (4)

GAAP net loss

$        (932)

$    (5,125)

$     (5,583)

$  (8,453)

 Loss from discontinued operations 

-

620

1,854

756

Interest expense, net

133

238

689

1,171

Provision for income taxes

319

292

234

492

Depreciation and amortization

1,182

1,699

5,555

7,331

EBITDA

$         702

$    (2,276)

$      2,749

$   1,297

Stock-based compensation (8)

830

160

1,827

683

Adjusted EBITDA

$      1,532

$    (2,116)

$      4,576

$   1,980

Adjusted EBITDA

$      1,532

$    (2,116)

$      4,576

$   1,980

Add-back of restructuring and other charges

2,182

3,974

7,530

5,100

Adjusted EBITDA with add-back of restructuring and other charges

$      3,714

$     1,858

$    12,106

$   7,080

(8)

Stock-based compensation expense represents the cost of stock-based compensation accounted for under the FASB guidance for stock-based compensation

Press Contact:Michael T. BurnsInvestor Relations                           Harris Interactive Inc.800-866-7655 x7328mburns@harrisinteractive.com

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Harris Interactive Inc.




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