Vizrt Q2 2011 Profit Triples as Revenue Jumps 32 Percent

Posted by Joe Zaller
Aug 11 2011

Vizrt reported that its revenue for the second quarter of 2011 was $32.1m, an increase of 32% versus the same period a year ago, and up 15% compared to the previous quarter. The results were well above consensus estimate by analysts, and drove the company’s shares 5% higher on the day the results were released.

Net profit for the quarter was $4.5m, an increase of 322% versus last year, and up 111% compared to last quarter.

Gross margins in the quarter were 62%, up from 62% last year and 65% last quarter.  EBITDA was $6.4m for the quarter, an increase of 65% versus the second quarter of 2010 and an increase of 61% versus last quarter.

Broadcast graphics (BG) contributed $23.7m, or 74% of total revenue in the quarter. BG revenue increased 39% versus last year and was up 19% versus the previous quarter.

Media Asset Management (MAM) revenue in the quarter was $5.5m, an increase of 10% versus both last year and the last quarter.

Online and mobile revenue was $2.9m, up 38% from Q2 2010 and down 1% versus last quarter.


1H 2011 Results

Revenue for the first six months of 2011 was $60.1m, up 25% versus the same period in 2010. All business areas contributed to the revenue growth, with the strongest performance in BG and ONL.  Geographically, APAC led growth with 48%, compared to H1 2010.

BG revenues in H1 2011 accounted for 73% of total revenues and were up 26% versus the first six months of 2010. MAM accounted for 17% of total
revenue in H1 2011 and were up 11% versus 1H 2010. Online and mobile grew 57% in 1H 2011 versus the first six months if last year, and accounted for more than 10% of total revenue in the period.

Vizrt CEO Martin Burkhalter issued an upbeat statement saying “We are obviously pleased we have again managed to achieve record revenue levels, but perhaps even more pleasing is our bottom line performance, which saw a significant improvement, not only year on year, but also quarter on quarter.  It is clear that our strategic decisions and subsequent investments of the past couple of years are paying off.  Our combined and integrated product offering, supported by a strong commercial regionalization strategy, have allowed us not only to increase sales to existing customers but also reach a significant number of new ones.”

Commenting on the market conditions, Burkhalter added: “So far, the fiscal and macroeconomic challenges in the public sector of some European countries and the US have not had any visible negative impact on market conditions.  We do however see a growing concern related to rising public debt and signs of slower economic growth in certain regions that could, in the mid or long-term, have an impact.  That said, our performance has been very strong, and the signs for the second half of 2011 are positive.  We therefore expect to achieve stable growth for the second half of this year.”


Related Content:

Press release:  Vizrt Reports H1 and Q2 2011 Results

Vizrt Q2 & 1H 2011 Investor Presentation

Previous Quarter: Vizrt Revenue Up 18 Percent in Q1 2011, CEO Says Company Has Entered Phase of Strong and Stable Growth

Previous Year: Vizrt Announces Q2 and 1H 2010 Results



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