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GigaMedia Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

TAIPEI, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020.

Highlights for Year Ended December 31, 2020

For 2020, GigaMedia reported revenues of $6.9 million, with a gross profit of $3.9 million, an operating loss of $2.2 million and the net loss of $1.3 million.

“In spite of a slower fourth quarter, GigaMedia closed 2020 with encouraging results as a whole,” said GigaMedia CEO James Huang. “Wider customer base, sustainable revenues, and higher profitability. With our internally-driven growth, improved cost structure and effective marketing, we have been steadily delivering our strategy and making good progress.”

Compared to the prior year, the 2020 performance exhibited overall improvements. Our gross margin rate has risen by 3.1% to 57.0% from 53.9% in 2019, and consequently the gross profit increased by 9.4% while the revenues slightly increased by 3.5%. The loss from operations was also cut by 28.6% from $3.0 million in 2019, and the net loss narrowed by 22.0%.

Meanwhile, in 2020 GigaMedia has entered and executed a purchase agreement to acquire ownership of $10 million principal amount of convertible promissory note issued by Aeolus Robotics Corporation (“Aeolus”), an R&D company engaged in developing AI-enabled service robots. We have made an announcement for this strategic investment on August 31, 2020, immediately after the closing of the agreement. The issuance of this convertible note provided Aeolus its much-needed working capital, and through this funding, GigaMedia is exploring possibilities of further strategic cooperation with Aeolus.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year Overview

  • Consolidated 4Q revenues decreased by 30.1% quarter-on-quarter mainly due to seasonality, and by 5.7% year-over-year as certain of our licensed games have entered the decline stage. Full year revenues increased 3.5% to $6.9 million from $6.6 million in 2019.
  • Loss from operations for 4Q was $0.6 million, representing a loss increase from $0.4 million in 3Q, mainly due to a decrease in gross profit and an increase in selling and marketing expenses. Full year operating loss was $2.2 million, representing a loss reduction of $0.9 million from approximately $3.0 million for 2019.
  • The net asset value was approximately $4.89 per share as of the end of 2020.

Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results

GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services. GigaMedia’s digital entertainment service business FunTown develops and operates a suite of digital entertainments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with focus on mobile games and casual games.

Unaudited consolidated results of GigaMedia are summarized in the table below.

For the Full Year 2020

GIGAMEDIA FY20UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

(unaudited, all figures in US$ thousands, except per share amounts)

FY20

FY19

Change

(%)

Revenues

6,875

6,645

3.5%

Gross Profit

3,919

3,581

9.4%

Loss from Operations

(2,153)

(3,015)

NM

Net Loss Attributable to GigaMedia

(1,293)

(1,659)

NM

Loss Per Share Attributable to GigaMedia, Diluted

(0.12)

(0.15)

NM

EBITDA (A)

(1,899)

(3,035)

NM

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

46,002

58,274

-21.1%

NM= Not Meaningful

(A)       EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is provided as a supplement to results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). (See, “Use of Non-GAAP Measures,” for more details.) 

  • Consolidated revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $6.9 million, increased from $6.6 million in the prior year. The increase was mainly to our efforts in revitalizing and boosting Tales Runner, a 14-year-old game we have been licensed to operate in Hong Kong.
  • Consolidated loss from operations for 2020 was $2.2 million, compared to a loss of $3.0 million in the last year. The decrease of loss was due to the improvement in cost structure and effectiveness in selling and marketing activities. 
  • Consolidated net loss for 2020 was $1.3 million, improved from a net loss of $1.7 million in the prior year. Loss per share for 2020 was $0.12 per share, compared to $0.15 last year.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the year end of 2020 amounted to $46.0 million.

For the Fourth Quarter

GIGAMEDIA 4Q20 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

(unaudited, all figures in US$ thousands, except per
share amounts)

4Q20

3Q20

Change

(%)

4Q20

4Q19

Change

(%)

Revenues

1,418

2,028

-30.1%

1,418

1,504

-5.7%

Gross Profit

818

1,196

-31.6%

818

1,025

-20.2%

Loss from Operations

(607)

(357)

NM

(607)

(399)

NM

Net Loss Attributable to GigaMedia

(340)

(248)

NM

(340)

(271)

NM

Loss Per Share Attributable to GigaMedia, Diluted

(0.03)

(0.02)

NM

(0.03)

(0.02)

NM

EBITDA (A)

(411)

(317)

NM

(411)

(574)

NM

Cash, Cash equivalents and Restricted cash

46,002

46,869

-1.8%

46,002

58,274

-21.1%

NM= Not Meaningful

(A)       EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is provided as a supplement to results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). (See, “Use of Non-GAAP Measures,” for more details.) 

Fourth-Quarter Financial Results

  • Consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 decreased by 30.1% quarter-on-quarter from $2.0 million to $1.4 million mainly due to seasonality, and decreased by 5.7% year-over-year mainly as revenues from certain licensed games dwindled.
  • Consolidated loss from operations of the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.6 million, compared to a loss of $0.4 million in the last quarter.
  • Consolidated net loss of the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.3 million, loss slightly increased from a net loss of $0.2 million in the last quarter.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020 amounted to $46.0 million, which slightly decreased from $46.9 million at the end of the prior quarter.

Financial Position

GigaMedia maintained its solid financial position. Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash amounted to $46.0 million, or approximately $4.16 per share, along with zero bank loan. Our shareholders’ equity was approximately $54.1 million of as of December 31, 2020.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect GigaMedia’s expectations as of March 31, 2021. Given potential changes in economic conditions and consumer spending, the evolving nature of digital entertainments, and various other risk factors, including those discussed in the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as referenced below, actual results may differ materially.

“Evidently, GigaMedia has been moving steadily towards break-even and beyond,” said CEO James Huang. “In 2021, we continue to boost productivities by introducing fast-paced playability, enhancing new comer accessibility, and promoting customer relationships.”

Meanwhile, our business strategies always include expanding through mergers and acquisitions. “We will also continue reviewing strategic opportunities that would enable us to accelerate our growth and enhance shareholders’ value,” stated CEO James Huang.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement GigaMedia’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses the following measure defined as non-GAAP by the SEC: EBITDA. Management believes that EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is a useful supplemental measure of performance because it excludes certain non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization and that EBITDA is a measure of performance used by some investors, equity analysts and others to make informed investment decisions. EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure under GAAP and does not have a standardized meaning. Non-GAAP measures such as EBITDA should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of using EBITDA is that it does not include all items that impact the Company’s net income for the period. Reconciliations to the GAAP equivalents of the non-GAAP financial measures are provided on the attached unaudited financial statements.

About the Numbers in This Release

Unaudited results
All quarterly and certain annual results referred to in the text, tables and attachments to this release are unaudited. The financial statements from which the financial results reported in this press release are derived have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, unless otherwise noted as “non-GAAP,” and are presented in U.S. dollars.

Q&A

For Q&A regarding the fourth quarter and full year 2020 performance upon the release, investors may send the questions via email to IR@gigamedia.com.tw, and the responses will be replied individually.

About GigaMedia

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GigaMedia Limited (Singapore registration number: 199905474H) is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. GigaMedia’s digital entertainment service business is an innovative leader in Asia with growing capabilities of development, distribution and operation of digital entertainments, as well as platform services for games with a focus on mobile games and casual games. More information on GigaMedia can be obtained from www.gigamedia.com.tw.

The statements included above and elsewhere in this press release that are not historical in nature are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected financial performance (as described without limitation in the “Business Outlook” section and in quotations from management in this press release) and GigaMedia’s strategic and operational plans. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements, including but not limited to, our ability to license, develop or acquire additional digital entertainment products or services that are appealing to users, our ability to retain existing users and attract new users, and our ability to launch digital entertainment products and services in a timely manner and pursuant to our anticipated schedule. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ is detailed in GigaMedia’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed in April 2020 and its other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

(Tables to follow)

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

12/31/2020

09/30/2020

12/31/2019

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

unaudited

unaudited

unaudited

unaudited

audited

USD

USD

USD

USD

USD

Operating revenues

Digital entertainment service revenues

1,417,636

2,028,138

1,503,848

6,875,225

6,644,924

Other revenues

1,417,636

2,028,138

1,503,848

6,875,225

6,644,924

Operating costs

Cost of Digital entertainment service revenues

599,458

831,732

479,341

2,956,289

3,064,201

Cost of other revenues

599,458

831,732

479,341

2,956,289

3,064,201

Gross profit

818,178

1,196,406

1,024,507

3,918,936

3,580,723

Operating expenses

Product development and engineering expenses

324,404

341,023

213,241

1,326,987

1,185,299

Selling and marketing expenses

466,093

374,462

427,090

1,618,560

1,995,284

General and administrative expenses and others

634,118

836,107

571,562

3,120,665

3,182,212

Impairment losses

208,921

208,921

Other

163

2,157

2,957

5,262

24,060

1,424,778

1,553,749

1,423,771

6,071,474

6,595,776

Income (loss) from operations

(606,600)

(357,343)

(399,264)

(2,152,538)

(3,015,053)

Non-operating income (expense)

Interest income

73,403

71,014

322,587

613,016

1,483,375

Foreign exchange gain (loss) – net

142,951

39,214

(84,774)

198,694

(67,741)

Other – net

50,256

(1,132)

(110,020)

47,423

(59,571)

266,610

109,096

127,793

859,133

1,356,063

Loss before income taxes

(339,990)

(248,247)

(271,471)

(1,293,405)

(1,658,990)

Income tax benefit (expense)

Net loss attributable to shareholders of GigaMedia

(339,990)

(248,247)

(271,471)

(1,293,405)

(1,658,990)

Loss per share attributable to GigaMedia

 Basic:

(0.03)

(0.02)

(0.02)

(0.12)

(0.15)

 Diluted:

(0.03)

(0.02)

(0.02)

(0.12)

(0.15)

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

Diluted

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

11,052,235

 

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

12/31/2020

09/30/2020

12/31/2019

unaudited

unaudited

audited

USD

USD

USD

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

45,702,352

46,333,621

57,742,696

Accounts receivable – net

274,584

322,000

368,445

Prepaid expenses

87,728

155,357

112,243

Restricted cash

300,000

535,605

530,984

Other receivables

3,579

36,450

261

Other current assets

157,020

165,411

138,601

Total current assets

46,525,263

47,548,444

58,893,230

Marketable securities – noncurrent

10,000,000

10,000,000

Property, plant & equipment – net

21,852

22,580

Intangible assets – net

3,640

16,186

Prepaid licensing and royalty fees

130,718

142,860

43,915

Other assets

341,701

312,013

285,071

Total assets

57,023,174

58,042,083

59,222,216

Liabilities and equity

Accounts payable

69,931

74,138

64,337

Accrued compensation

474,456

403,753

200,455

Accrued expenses

1,041,256

1,397,399

1,079,234

Unearned revenue

949,853

1,041,862

1,364,749

Other current liabilities

387,712

545,974

874,434

Total current liabilities

2,923,208

3,463,126

3,583,209

Other liabilities

3,103

3,379

94,385

Total liabilities

2,926,311

3,466,505

3,677,594

Total equity

54,096,863

54,575,578

55,544,622

Total liabilities and equity

57,023,174

58,042,083

59,222,216

 

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

12/31/2020

9/30/2020

12/31/2019

12/31/2020

12/31/2019

unaudited

unaudited

unaudited

unaudited

unaudited

USD

USD

USD

USD

USD

Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA

Net loss attributable to GigaMedia

(339,990)

(248,247)

(271,471)

(1,293,405)

(1,658,990)

Depreciation

1,192

752

10,888

2,833

60,964

Amortization

1,252

1,224

9,669

4,876

46,523

Interest income

(73,403)

(71,014)

(322,587)

(613,016)

(1,483,375)

Interest expense

Income tax (benefit) expense

EBITDA

(410,949)

(317,285)

(573,501)

(1,898,712)

(3,034,878)

 

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