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Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 11, 2009-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

Total revenue for the first quarter was $50.3 million, an increase of 41%, compared to $35.6 million in the prior year period. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $3.2 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $432,000, or $(0.23) per share, in the prior year period. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangibles, was $3.5 million, or $0.20 per share, as compared to non-GAAP net income of $226,000, or $0.01 per share, in the prior year period. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

“We are pleased with the company’s financial performance in the first quarter, which was highlighted by strong revenue growth, continued market share gains and expanding profitability margins. There is a large and growing interest in language learning among individuals and institutions alike, and Rosetta Stone is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this demand as a result of our innovative approach to language learning,” said Tom Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc.

Adams added, “During April, Rosetta Stone achieved an important company milestone by successfully completing its initial public offering in the face of a challenging stock market environment. We believe this event and on-going public status will help to further reinforce Rosetta Stone’s already significant brand leadership position in the language learning market.”

Other First Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue Mix - Product revenue for the first quarter was $42.8 million, or 85% of total revenues, while subscription and service revenue was $7.5 million, representing the remaining 15% of total revenues. Consumer revenue was $40.4 million, or 80% of total revenues, while Institutional revenue was $9.9 million, representing the remaining 20% of total revenues.
  • GAAP and non-GAAP Operating Income - GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $5.5 million, or 10.9% of revenues, compared to an operating loss of $56,000 for the first quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP operating income, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangibles, was $6.0 million for the first quarter, or 11.9% of revenues. This represented an increase of $1.0 million, or 2.8% of revenues, for the same period in 2008.
  • Adjusted EBITDA - Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of stock-based compensation expense, was $7.3 million, or 14.5% of revenues, for the first quarter as compared to $2.2 million, or 6.3% of revenues, for the same period in 2008.
  • Cash - Cash and Cash Equivalents at March 31, 2009 was $29.4 million, which does not include approximately $34.2 million in net proceeds generated from the completion of the company’s initial public offering in April 2009.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains four non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share, adjusted EBITDA, and non-GAAP operating income. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to the company’s financial condition and results of operations. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company's performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, for purposes of determining executive incentive compensation, and for budgeting and planning purposes. These measures are used in monthly financial reports prepared for management and in quarterly financial reports presented to the company's board of directors. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the company's financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

Management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses and income that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the company's financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which expenses and income are excluded from these non-GAAP financial measures.

In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents its non-GAAP financial measures in connection with its GAAP results. Rosetta Stone urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing earnings information, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the company's business.

Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP measures used in this press release are included at the end of this release.

Webcast and Conference Call

This news release and the accompanying tables should be read in conjunction with the additional content that is available on the company’s website, which includes supplemental financial information as well as a webcast of a conference call that the company will host to discuss the first quarter 2009 financial results and its outlook for fiscal year 2009. The conference call is scheduled for May 11, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. eastern time (ET).

To access this call, dial 888-211-7450 (domestic) or 913-312-6687 (international). Additionally, a live webcast of the conference call will be available at http://investors.rosettastone.com. Please access the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download and install any necessary software.

Following the conference call, a replay will be available for 48 hours at 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (international). The replay pass code is 4749552. The web cast of this conference call will be archived. Individuals can access the webcast, as well as the press release and supplemental financial information, at http://investors.rosettastone.com.

About Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions consisting of software, online services and audio practice tools, primarily under the Rosetta Stone brand. Rosetta Stone offers its self-study language learning solutions in 31 languages. Its customers include individuals, educational institutions, armed forces, government agencies and corporations. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit www.RosettaStone.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “project,” “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potentially,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “may,” or “will.” These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. A number of important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: demand for language learning software; the advantages of our products, technology, brand and business model as compared to others; our ability to maintain effective internal controls or to remediate material weaknesses; our cash needs and expectations regarding cash flow from operations; our product development plans, including our plans to develop new web-based services and expansion of our product portfolio; our plans regarding expansion of our marketing initiatives and sales force; our international expansion plans; our plans to increase our kiosks and retail relationships; our ability to manage and grow our business and execution of our business strategy; our financial performance; and the costs associated with being a public company and the other factors described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2009. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

We have assessed and will continue to assess the impact on our business of the general economic downturn and the related impact on consumer spending in particular. Approximately eighty percent of our revenue comes from the consumer segment. While we cannot predict what impact the general economic environment will have on our business, to date the impact has not been material to our balance sheet, results of operations or cash flows.

ROSETTA STONE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
   
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2009     2008  

Revenue:

Product $ 42,839 $ 30,218
Subscription and service   7,445     5,367  
Total revenue 50,284 35,585
 
Cost of revenue:
Cost of product revenue 5,943 4,030
Cost of subscription and service revenue   484     506  
Total cost of revenue 6,427 4,536
   
Gross margin   43,857     31,049  
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing 23,612 18,045
Research and development 4,843 4,532
General and administrative   9,887     8,528  
Total operating expenses   38,342     31,105  
 
Income (loss) from operations 5,515 (56 )
 
Other income and expense:
Interest income 30 216
Interest expense (315 ) (296 )
Other income   97     287  
Total other income (expense) (188 ) 207
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 5,327 151
Income tax provision (benefit)   2,132     583  
 
Net income (loss) $ 3,195   $ (432 )
 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic $ 1.65   $ (0.23 )
Diluted $ 0.19   $ (0.23 )
 
Common shares and equivalents outstanding:
Basic weighted average shares   1,939     1,864  
Diluted weighted average shares   17,095     1,864  
ROSETTA STONE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

March
31,

 

December
31,

  2009     2008  
(unaudited)
 
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,356 $ 30,626
Restricted cash 34 34
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,268 and $1,103, respectively) 19,708 26,497
Inventory, net 6,230 4,912
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,056 6,598
Deferred income taxes   2,282     2,282  
Total current assets 66,666 70,949
 
Property and equipment, net 16,341 15,727
Goodwill 34,199 34,199
Intangible assets, net 10,612 10,645
Deferred income taxes 6,828 6,828
Other assets   697     470  
Total assets $ 135,343   $ 138,818  
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,461 $ 3,207
Accrued compensation 5,932 8,570
Other current liabilities 17,738 21,353
Deferred revenue 14,234 14,382
Current maturities of long-term debt - related party   -     4,250  
Total current liabilities 40,365 51,762
 
Long-term debt - related parties 9,929 5,660
Deferred revenue 1,468 1,362
Other long-term liabilities   908     963  
Total liabilities 52,670 59,747
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' equity:
Class A, Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 269 shares authorized;
269 and 269 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively 26,876 26,876
Class A, Series A-2 Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 178 shares authorized;
178 and 178 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively 17,820 17,820
Class B Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 111 and 111 issued and outstanding at
March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively 11,341 11,341
Class A Convertible Common Stock, $0.00005 par value; 900 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding - -
Class B Convertible Common Stock,$0.00005 par value; 20,000 shares authorized; zero shares issued and outstanding - -
Non-designated common stock, $0.00005 par value, 39,100 shares authorized, 1,950 and 1,936 shares
issued and outstanding at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively 1 1
Additional paid-in capital

11,287

10,814

Accumulated income

15,617

12,422
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  

(269

)

  (203 )
Total stockholders' equity   82,673     79,071  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 135,343   $ 138,818  
ROSETTA STONE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
           
 
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
March 31, 2009 March 31, 2008
GAAP Adjustments non-GAAP GAAP Adjustments non-GAAP

Revenue:

Product $ 42,839 $ - $ 42,839 $ 30,218 $ - $ 30,218
Subscription and service   7,445     -     7,445     5,367     -     5,367  
Total revenue 50,284 - 50,284 35,585 - 35,585
 
Cost of revenue:
Cost of product revenue (1) 5,943 (3 ) 5,940 4,030 (14 ) 4,016
Cost of subscription and service revenue   484     -     484     506     -     506  
Total cost of revenue 6,427 (3 ) 6,424 4,536 (14 ) 4,522
           
Gross margin   43,857     3     43,860     31,049     14     31,063  
 
Operating expenses
Sales and marketing(2) 23,612 (87 ) 23,525 18,045 (784 ) 17,261
Research and development(3) 4,843 (147 ) 4,696 4,532 (80 ) 4,452
General and administrative(4)   9,887     (273 )   9,614     8,528     (219 )   8,309  
Total operating expenses   38,342     (507 )   37,835     31,105     (1,083 )   30,022  
 
Income (loss) from operations 5,515 510 6,025 (56 ) 1,097 1,041
 
Other income and expense:
Interest income 30 - 30 216 - 216
Interest expense (315 ) - (315 ) (296 ) - (296 )
Other income   97     -     97     287     -     287  
Total other income (expense) (188 ) - (188 ) 207 - 207
 
Income (loss) before income taxes 5,327 510 5,837 151 1,097 1,248
Income tax provision (benefit)(5)   2,132     204     2,336     583     439     1,022  
 
Net income (loss) $ 3,195   $ 306   $ 3,501   $ (432 ) $ 658   $ 226  
 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic $ 1.65   $ 1.81   $ (0.23 ) $ 0.12  
Diluted $ 0.19   $ 0.20   $ (0.23 ) $ 0.01  
 
Common shares and equivalents outstanding:
Basic weighted average shares   1,939     1,939     1,864     1,864  
Diluted weighted average shares   17,095     17,095     1,864     16,794  
 
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(1) Represents stock based compensation expense of $3 and $1 in 2009 and 2008, respectively as well as amortization of intangibles expense of $13 in 2008.

(2) Represents stock based compensation expense of $54 and $33 in 2009 and 2008, respectively as well as amortization of intangibles expense of $33 and $751 in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

(3) Represents stock based compensation expense of $147 and $80 in 2009 and 2008, respectively.
(4) Represents stock based compensation expense of $273 and $219 in 2009 and 2008, respectively.
(5) Non-GAAP tax rate of 40%
ROSETTA STONE INC.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss)
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
   
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2009
  2009   2008  
 
Net income (loss) $ 3,195 $ (432 )
Interest expense, net 284 80
Income tax expense 2,132 583

Depreciation and amortization

1,224 1,667
Stock-based compensation 477 333
   
Adjusted EBITDA $ 7,312 $ 2,231  

Source: Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc.
Investors:
Christopher Martin, 703-387-5927
cmartin@rosettastone.com
or
Media:
Reilly Brennan, 703-387-5863
rbrennan@rosettastone.com

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Rosetta Stone PR's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
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