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Envivio Reports Revenue Was Up 69 Percent in FY 2012, Updates IPO Documents

Broadcast technology vendor financials, Broadcast Vendor M&A, Quarterly Results, SEC Filings | Posted by Joe Zaller
Mar 27 2012

Video encoding and transcoding specialist Envivio, who recently closed a $16.5m fundraising round, said in an updated S-1 (IPO) filing that its revenue for the full year ended January 31, 2012 was $50.6m, an increase of 69% over the previous year.  The company attributed the increase in sales to increased consumer demand for multi-screen video services, and continued growth into the North American market.

Net profit for the full year was $138,000, versus a net loss of $2.5m during the previous year. Operating income for the year was $659,000, versus a loss of $1.99m last year.  Gross margins for the year were 63%, up from 62% during the previous year.

The company ended the year with $27.4m in cash, up from $10m at the end of last year.

Research and development expenses for the year were $6.7m, up 31% versus the previous year due to an increase in personnel-related expenses and professional services.

Sales and marketing costs for the year were $16.2m, up 82% versus the previous year due to increases in personnel-related expenses, commissions and bonuses associated with increased sales, travel expenses, and higher marketing costs.

General and administrative expenses for the year were $8.6m, up 33% versus last year due to an increase in personnel-related expenses and professional services in finance and administration.

The disclosures were made via an updated S-1 (IPO) filing with securities regulators.  Envivio first filed an S-1 in April of 2011, but has not yet become a public company.  However it appears the company is still on the IPO track, as it has updated its S-1 filing several times over the past year.

In January of this year Envivio disclosed that it had raised $16.5m in financing through the sale preferred stock. According to Envivio’s updated S-1 filing the latest round of financing was led by Sageview Capital Master, L.P., which purchased $15m of preferred shares in the company.  Crédit Agricole Private Equity also participated in this round.

Envivio has raised a total of $95.1m since being founded in 2000.



Related Content:

Envivio S-1/A Filing: Ammended S-1 (IPO) filing with the SEC

Envivio Closes $16.5 Million Fundraising Round

Envivio D/A Filing: Disclosed newly raised funds

TechCrunch Article: On-Demand Video Services Company Envivio Files To Go Public

Previous year: Envivio Says it Doubled Revenue in Fiscal 2011


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More Broadcast Vendor M&A: Haivision Acquires KulaByte and MontiVision; Forms Internet Media Division

Broadcast technology vendor financials, Broadcast Vendor M&A | Posted by Joe Zaller
Jul 21 2011

IP video distribution provider Haivision announced that it has acquired two companies –KulaByte Corporation of San Marcos, Texas, and MontiVision Imaging Technologies based in Germany.

Terms were not disclosed.

Haivision says that with the addition of KulaByte and MontiVision that it expects “to surpass revenues of $50 million next year.”

The technologies acquired in these transactions, which include encoding, transcoding, cloud computing, and workflow solutions, to form a new “Internet Media Division” within Haivision, which will be focused on developing technologies to deliver OTT media and to power enterprise social media networks.

Haivision named Chafye Nemri EVP of this new division and KulaByte’s CEO Peter Forman as Vice President of Internet Media,  responsible for developing the division’s cloud services.

KulaByte is a provider of live software-based encoding and transcoding technologies. Its cloud-based HyperStream product is designed to convert video sources into a variety of formats and data rates required to distribute live video via the Internet to multiple viewing platforms.

MontiVision, a partner in the creation development of KulaByte products, is a development company focused on delivering technologies for video acquisition, machine vision, surveillance, and medical imaging applications.


Related Content:

Press Release: Haivision Acquires KulaByte and MontiVision; Forms Internet Media Division



More Broadcast Vendor M&A: Cisco to Buy Inlet Technologies for $95m

broadcast industry technology trends, Broadcast Vendor M&A | Posted by Joe Zaller
Feb 04 2011

Cisco Systems announced today that it intends to pay $95m to acquire Inlet Technologies, a provider of video ingest, transcoding and streaming products. 

Cisco says the deal will strengthen the capabilities of its Videoscape TV platform, which has been designed to allowing service and content providers to deliver video content across multiple IP networks.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $95 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Inlet. The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to be complete in the first half of calendar year 2011. 

Inlet, which was founded in 2003, has achieved impressive growth recently as the demand for multi-platform content distribution has taken off globally.  Last month Inlet issued a press release stating that its 2010 revenue had doubled versus the company’s 2009 revenue, and that it had expanded its customer base by 70%.

While that press release did not reveal Inlet’s actual revenue, the company did disclose its 2009 revenue to Inc. Magazine, which ranked Inlet at #647 in its 500|5000 in 2010 and named it the 45th fastest growing software company in America.

According to the profile in Inc Magazine, Inlet’s revenue in 2009 was $7.6m, so its 2010 revenues must have been in the region of $15m.

If this is the case, then Inlet’s investors appear to have achieved a pretty health valuation multiple of more than 6x revenue.



This post from Rick Smith confirms that Cisco paid 6X revenue for Inlet.

Capitol Broadcasting, the parent of WRAL Tech Wire, is among the investors that are being handsomely rewarded for backing Inlet Technologies with a nice “exit.” On Friday, Cisco said it would pay $95 million for the Raleigh video technology firm. That’s at least six times Inlet’s estimated annual revenues for 2010 and nearly five times the amount of venture capital Inlet raised over the years.



You can read the full Cisco announcement about the Inlet deal here.

Inlet’s recent press release about doubling its revenues in 2010 is here.

The Inc. Magazine profile of Inlet Technologies is here



Innovation Rankings for Broadcast Technology Vendors — The Top 30 Globally

broadcast industry technology trends, broadcast industry trends, broadcast technology market research, Broadcast Vendor Brand Research, Top Broadcast Vendor Brands | Posted by Joe Zaller
Jun 16 2010

This is the third in a series of posts about the how the brands of broadcast technology vendors were ranked by respondents to the 2010 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS). 

Each year as part of the Big Broadcast Survey (BBS), a global sample of broadcast professionals are asked to rank their opinion of a number of technology vendor brands on a wide range of metrics.  This information is used to create a series of reports, which through benchmarking and industry “league tables” enable these vendors to understand their competitive position in the market. 

More than 5,600 people in 120+ countries participated in the 2010 BBS, making this the largest ever and most comprehensive study of the broadcast industry. In addition to measuring a variety of broadcast industry trends, more than 100 vendor brands (in 27 separate product categories) were evaluated by respondents. 

Recently, I discussed how respondents to the 2010 BBS ranked The Top 30 Broadcast Technology Vendor Brands by Overall Opinion, Ranked, Globally and Regionally, and followed up with a ranking of the Top 30 Broadcast Vendor Brands by Net Change in Brand Image

In keeping with the theme of top 30 rankings, let’s now turn to one of the most important metrics for any technology company – innovation

The product side of the film & broadcast industry is driven by technology and innovation.  All vendors strive to create techniques that will make their products stand out from the competition.  Thus innovation is a very important component of the brand image and reputation of vendors in this space. 

To find out which broadcast technology vendors are considered to be most highly regarded in terms of innovation, more than 4,000 broadcast industry professionals were  asked to rank broadcast technology vendor brands for “Innovation” on a scale of 1-10 — with 10 being best in the market, and 1 being worst in the market.  The top 30 ranked brands for overall opinion are shown below for the global sample of all respondents. 

In all cases, these results are shown in alphabetical order, NOT in the order in which they were ranked by respondents to the survey.   

Innovation — The top 30 broadcast technology brands, listed alphabetically (global sample of all respondents) 

There’s a broad mix of vendors included in the above table including both audio and video and audio companies.  There are also interesting similarities and differences in terms of the types of products produced, geographic location and company size (something that is not measured in the BBS and won’t be discussed further here)..  So let’s look a little deeper into these results. 



Number of products per vendor 

One obvious question that should be asked when reviewing these results is how many products are produced by each vendor on this list.  This will help us to understand if whether innovation comes from small focused companies, or large multi-product vendors.    

A breakdown of how many product categories are produced by each vendor on the top 30 innovation list is shown below: 


It’s interesting to note that vendors producing just one product account for more than half of the vendors in the top 30 innovation list.  This suggests that focused companies who apply their efforts to specialist product areas are often able to generate more innovation in the eyes of the market.  

Nevertheless it’s also worth pointing out that large companies can also be considered industry innovators. For example Grass Valley is covered in 10 product categories in the 2010 BBS and Avid is covered in 7 product categories.  These are examples of large companies who have managed to remain instill innovation across their product lines. 

Please keep in mind that this is not an absolute measure of the products produced be each vendor.  In total, the 2010 BBS looked at 148 vendors in 27 separate product categories (based on the IABM’s industry model), but even so it did not necessarily cover the entire product range of all vendors. 



Geographic Location 

Another factor to consider is the geographic location of each company on the list.  By this measure, companies headquartered in EMEA just edged out those based in North America on the top 20 innovation list, while companies based in Asia trailed the pack.  


This is not surprising since this broadly reflects where the companies on the overall list are based.  

In terms of individual countries, the USA leads the way with 10 companies on the list of the 30 top innovators, with Germany close behind with 6 vendors on the list. 

When looking at geography, it’s important to remember that many of these firms are truly global, with offices all over the world, regardless of where they are headquartered. 



Product Categories 

Finally, let’s look at the product categories produced by the vendors who made the top 30 innovation list for the 2010 BBS:

Out of the 27 product categories covered in the 2010 BBS, 23 appear on this list; showing that innovation is widespread across the broadcast industry.

Signal processing, studio cameras and video editing lead the list of products produced by the top 30 innovation leaders.


Please keep in mind when reviewing this information that, unless otherwise specified, all data these charts are presented in alphabetical order, not in the order brands were ranked by respondents to the 2010 BBS.  Also, the charts in this posting measure the responses of all 2010 BBS respondents, regardless of their company type, company size, geographic location, job title and budget for broadcast technology products.  

In order to get full value from this data, it is necessary to evaluate these results on a granular basis.  If you would like more information, please contact Devoncroft Partners. 

This article is based on the findings from the 2010 Big Broadcast Survey (BBS), a global study of industry trends, technology purchasing behavior and the opinion of vendor brands.  With more than 5,600 people in 120+ countries participating, the 2010 version of the BBS is the largest and most comprehensive market study ever done in the broadcast industry.

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