Miranda Reports Record Revenue and Profit in Q3 2011, Raises Margin Targets

Posted by Joe Zaller
Nov 07 2011

Miranda Technologies reported that its revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was C$48.8m, an increase of 29% versus the same period last year, and up 13% versus the previous quarter.  These results include an undisclosed contribution from OmniBus, which was acquired last year.

The results exceed the consensus estimate from analysts of C$46.2m.

The company attributed its results to the acquisition of OmniBus, as well as higher revenue in all geographies. Quarterly sales in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Other Countries increased 106%, 6%, 150% and 25% respectively versus the same quarter in 2010.

Net profit for the quarter was C$13.2m, compared to C$6.0m during the same quarter last year, and C$3.5m in the previous quarter.  The company attributed the higher net profit to a one-time income tax adjustment of C$3m.

EBITDA in the quarter was C$15.7m, an increase of 97% versus last year, and an increase of 112% versus last quarter.  EBITDA as a percentage of sales was 32%, up from 21% in Q3 2010, and up from 17% last quarter. The company’s annualized EBITDA target range is 20% to 25%.

Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 62%, up from 58% last year, and 59% last quarter.  Miranda attributed this increase to a favorable customer and product mix, including sales of higher margin IT-based playout solutions, along with foreign exchange gains. Based on these strong results, Miranda increased its gross margin target range to be within the 57% to 61% range.

SG&A in the quarter was C$15.3m, versus $12.7m last year and C$15.1m last quarter.  The company said this increase was largely due to the OmniBus acquisition and an increase in selling expenses. SG&A as a percentage of sales was 31%, down from 34% last year and 35% last quarter.

R&D expenses in the quarter were C$6.8m, unchanged from last year, and down from C$7m last quarter. R&D as a percentage of sales was 14% for the quarter, down from 18% in 2010.

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“This marks the seventh consecutive quarter that the Company has registered year over year organic volume growth and gross margins in or above our targeted range,” said Miranda CEO Strath Goodship. “We are seeing solid traction in our business, reflecting our strong
portfolio of leading edge solutions and our continuous focus on business execution.

“Television markets have remained strong in several parts of the world. We are seeing solid traction for our established products and growing interest for our new IT-based playout and monitoring platforms. We continue to be optimistic about the future and expect television markets to be underpinned by key events, such as the 2012 Olympics and US elections. With an expanding portfolio of innovative solutions and a strong balance sheet, we believe the Company is well positioned to deliver continued financial progress and outpace addressable market growth.”

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Related Content:

Press Release:  Miranda Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results: Revenue and Profitability at Highest Levels in Company History

Miranda Q3 2011 Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) Filing with Canadian Securities Regulators  (catchpa)

Previous Quarter: Miranda Reports 35 Percent Revenue Growth, Strong Profit in Q2 2011

Previous Year: Miranda CEO Upbeat About Future as Q3 2010 Revenue up 19%, Net Income Jumps 520%

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