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SeaChange International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

December 10, 2010 | About:
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SeaChange International Inc. (SEAC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-10-31.

Seachange International Inc. has a market cap of $263.2 million; its shares were traded at around $8.37 with a P/E ratio of 28.9 and P/S ratio of 1.3. SEAC is in the portfolios of Michael Price of MFP Investors LLC, Paul Tudor Jones of The Tudor Group, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Product Revenues. Product revenues decreased 33% to $18.4 million in the three months ended October 31, 2010 from $27.3 million in the three months ended October 31, 2009. Product revenues from the Software segment accounted for 85% and 70% of the total product revenue for the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The Servers and Storage segment accounted for 15% and 30% of total product revenues in the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The decrease in Product revenues was due to a decrease in VOD server and software license shipments to North American and Latin American service providers and the return of approximately $1.9 million of VOD servers from a customer due to a warranty claim that resulted in the reduction of previously recorded revenue. This decrease was partially offset by higher Advertising software and VividLogic product revenues and the inclusion this year of eventIS for a full quarter of revenues compared to the prior year s third quarter which included two months of revenues.

Services Revenues. Services revenues increased 19% year over year to $30.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2010 from $25.9 million in the three months ended October 31, 2009. For the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, services revenues for the Software segment accounted for 63% and 64%, respectively, of the total services revenue. Servers and Storage services revenue accounted for 11% and 16% of total services revenue and Media Services revenue accounted for 26% and 20% of total services revenues in the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The increase in Service revenues compared to the three months ended October 31, 2009 was due to increased revenues from Media Services resulting from recent contract wins with customers from Dubai and France, and the inclusion of a full quarter of services revenues from our recent acquisitions of eventIS and VividLogic.

For the three months ended October 31, 2010, three customers accounted for more than 41% of our total revenues, and three customers accounted for more than 60% of our total revenues for the three months ended October 31, 2009. Revenue from each of these customers was included in revenue from the Software and the Servers and Storage segments. We believe that a significant amount of our revenues will continue to be derived from a limited number of customers.

International sales accounted for approximately 50% and 31% of total revenues in the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. With the acquisition of eventIS, headquartered in the Netherlands, we expect that international products and services revenues will be a significant portion of our business in the future.

Product Gross Profit. Costs of product revenues consist primarily of the cost of purchased material components and subassemblies, labor and overhead relating to the final assembly and testing of complete systems and related expenses. The gross profit percentage for products was 60% and 63% for the three months ended October 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The decrease was primarily due to lower VOD and Advertising software margins that was partially offset by significantly higher VOD server margins.

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses consist primarily of the compensation of executive, finance, human resource and administrative personnel, legal and accounting services and an allocation of related facilities expenses. In the three months ended October 31, 2010, general and administrative expenses increased to $6.1 million, or 12% of total revenues, from $6.0 million, or 11% of total revenues, in the three months ended October 31, 2009. In comparison to the three months ended October 31, 2009, the increase in general and administrative expense related to the inclusion of eventIS and VividLogic and higher legal fees partially offset by lower corporate headcount-related expenses.

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