• Total revenue was $16.9 million in the first quarter of 2013, an 11% sequential decline from $19.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a 33% decline from $25.1 million in the first quarter of 2012.
• Net earnings for the first quarter of 2013 were $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net earnings in the first quarter of 2012 were $3.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.
• Cash, cash equivalents and investments were $30.7 million as of March 31, 2013, compared to $28.5 million as of December 31, 2012. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had no debt, and stockholders' equity was $50.8 million.
Jack Abuhoff, the Company's Chairman and CEO, said,"Among the highlights of our content services work this quarter are the continued expansion of both our foreign language and interactive e-book capabilities and a successful project to help a major customer launch its Japanese e-book store. The decline in revenue for the quarter, which was expected, reflects the fluctuations of a project-based business. Our relationships and reputation with leading companies in our industry continue to strengthen, positioning us to take on large projects that can move revenue quickly in the opposite direction.
"From a strategic perspective and for the benefit of our public investors, we are investing significantly in building our new IADS segment and its Synodex medical data analytics subsidiary which we believe may provide more predictable revenue. In 2012, we invested about $9.5 million in Synodex consisting of $7.5 million in operating expenses and $2.0 million in capital expense, and our net earnings for the first quarter takes into account $1.1 million of Synodex pre-operating cost, net of revenue. After about six months of marketing, we have a significant "pipeline" of active prospects for our Synodex business, which includes several of the largest insurance and reinsurance companies. Even more importantly, we announced earlier this month that one of our first quarter pilots resulted in a two-year contract with a Fortune 1000 company. With a large addressable market, we believe this win is a proof of concept and a powerful indication that meaningful revenue may lie in front of us."
Abuhoff added,"We are forecasting second quarter revenue to be in a range of $15.5 million to $17 million."
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:
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Innodata (innodata.com) is a leading provider of business process, information technology and professional services to publishers, information providers, and other enterprises that are focused on digital enablement. Clients include leading media, publishing and information services companies, as well as enterprises that are prominent in information technology, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, intelligence, manufacturing and law.
Recent Innodata honors include Content 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.
Headquartered in the New York metro area, Innodata has offices and operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
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