Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) Unveils New Video-over-IP Interface

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

Shares of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) gained 14.74% after the global media technology provider unveiled its latest addition to the Avid I/O family of hardware interfaces. Avid Artist DNxIP is the new Thunderbolt 3 equipped I/O device, designed to enable the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10GigE IP networks.

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

Avid Artist DNxIP

Built in partnership with AJA and powered by MediaCentral, Avid Artist DNxIP should eliminate the challenges of managing physical resources commonly associated with legacy video routing. It should also give customers more flexibility in the way they route video within their facilities.

“DNxIP is the next evolution of our development efforts with Avid, a trusted technology partner. We’re excited to be teaming up with them again on a next-generation hardware option that meets the needs of professional IP workflows,” said Nick Rashby, President, and AJA Video Systems.

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) has received a lot of attention due to the recent volatility of its stock. AVID stock is currently trading in an uptrend after gaining more than 40% in market value since the start of the month. For the full year, the stock is up by more than 30%.

Stellar Q3 Results

Renewed investor interest in the stock follows the announcement of better than expected third quarter financial results. Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) exceeded guidance on revenue and bookings in the recent quarter as it recorded growth in key metrics. Improvement in adjusted EBITDA drove the company to the fourth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted cash flow.

Avid Technology reported a net income of $72,000 for the third quarter as revenue came in at $105.3 million, above the upper-end of guidance. During the quarter, the company signed several multiyear deals that are expected to lead to further revenue growth in the fourth quarter.

For the fourth quarter, Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) expects bookings of between $112 million and $126 million and revenues of between $103 million and $113 million.

“The completion of the transformation in the second quarter of 2017 has positioned us to drive profitable growth, increase revenue visibility and cash flow. In the third quarter, we achieved meaningful growth across bookings, revenue excluding pre-2011 and eliminating PCS, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow,” said CEO, Louis Hernandez.

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Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

Shares of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) gained 26.24% after the global media technology company reported better than expected Q3 2017 financial results. Revenues and bookings exceeded guidance in the quarter. Strong improvement in adjusted EBITDA allowed the company to post a fourth consecutive quarter of positive cash flow.

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)

AVID Investors Reaction

Investors reacted to the stellar financial results by pushing the stock from this year’s lows to $5.10 a share. The stock is up by more than 10% for the year. Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) faces resistance at the $5.50 mark above which it could make a to this year’s highs of $6 a share.

Renewed investor interest in the stock is as a result of the company exceeding guidance in all its key metrics. According to Chief Executive Officer, Louis Hernandez, Jr., completion of transformation should allow Avid technology to drive profitable growth as well as increase revenue visibility and cash flow.

AVID Q3 Results

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, Avid technology bookings came above the upper end of guidance at $102.8 million. Constant currency bookings totaled $107.9 million which were in line with guidance. GAAP Revenue was $105.3 million above the upper end of guidance. Gross margin came in at 57.3%.

Net income in the quarter came in at $72,000 as adjusted free cash flow came in at $0.5 million at the upper end of the guidance. Adjusted free cash flow for the first nine months rose to $55.7 million,

According to the Chief Executive Officer, customers ranging from the largest media enterprise continue to adopt Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)’s innovative solutions.

“With our cloud-enabling MediaCentral platform, enterprises are unlocking greater strategic value from their Avid partnership as we help them to achieve new economies of scale while they work to engage audiences on any device with increasing amounts of content,” said Mr. Hernandez.

Q4 Outlook

During the quarter, Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) signed several multi-year enterprise deals with large customers, including Viacom and NHK. Total licenses for the MediaCentral platform increased 27% year-over-year to 51,000. Direct digital bookings with individual creative professionals increased 35% year-over-year.

For the fourth quarter Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID) expects bookings to range between $118 and $132 million. Revenue, on the other hand, should range between $103 and $113 million.

I have no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, and have no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. All information, including any data, is provided without any guarantees of accuracy.

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About the author: Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.