RealD Q1 2011 Revenue Declines 8%, Sinking Stock

Posted by Joe Zaller
Aug 01 2011

3D technology licensing leader RealD announced that its revenue for its first quarter  of fiscal 2012 ended June 24, 2011 was $59.6m, a decrease of 8% versus the same  period a year ago, and up slightly versus the previous  quarter.

Licensing revenue in the quarter was $35.7m, an increase of  39% from the first quarter of fiscal 2011, and up 8% versus the previous quarter. Licensing revenue represented 60% of total revenue in the quarter.  International markets generated 58% of net license  revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to 35% of net license revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Product revenue for the quarter was $23.9m, down 39% from the same period a year ago, and down 6% versus the previous quarter. The company attributed the decline in product revenue to “an increasing number of international consumers returning to the cinema with RealD eyewear purchased at  a previous RealD 3D showing.”

GAAP net income in the quarter was $9.6m, an increase of 226% versus the same period a year ago.

Gross margin increased to 59% from 28% in the first quarter of fiscal 2011 and reflects the higher mix of net license revenue and improved product and other gross profit referenced above.

Investors were unimpressed with the results.  RealD’s shares have dropped 22% since the company released its Q1 2011 earnings, and are now trading below the company’s IPO price.


3D Screen Deployments:

As of June 24, 2011, the company has deployed approximately 17,500 RealD-enabled screens, an increase of 133% from approximately 7,500 screens at June 25, 2010, and an increase of 2,500 screens, or 17%, from approximately 15,000 screens at March 25, 2011.  Domestic screens (U.S. and Canada) were approximately 10,300 and international screens were approximately 7,200 at June 24, 2011.


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Press Release: RealD Inc. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011

Bloomberg: RealD Slumps Most Since IPO as Analysts Question Appeal of 3-D Movies

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