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Input/Output Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K/A)

July 09, 2010 | About:
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Input/Output Inc. (IO) filed Amended Annual Report for the period ended 2009-12-31.

Input/output Inc. has a market cap of $667.1 million; its shares were traded at around $4.38 with and P/S ratio of 1.7. IO is in the portfolios of Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC.

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Our Current Debt Levels. In connection with our acquisition in September 2008 of ARAM, we increased our total indebtedness significantly. As of December 31, 2009, we had outstanding total indebtedness of approximately $277.4 million, net of a $8.7 million non-cash debt discount associated with $40.0 million in Convertible Notes, and including capital lease obligations. Total indebtedness on that date included $101.6 million of outstanding five-year term indebtedness and $118.0 million, excluding the non-cash debt discount, in outstanding revolving credit debt, in each case incurred under our amended commercial banking credit facility (the Amended Credit Facility). Total indebtedness on that date also included $19.1 million in borrowings under our secured equipment financing transaction with ICON (described below) and $35.0 million of subordinated indebtedness outstanding under an amended and restated subordinated promissory note (the Amended and Restated Subordinated Note) that we had issued to one of ARAMs selling shareholders as part of the purchase price consideration for the ARAM acquisition.

On June 4, 2009, we completed a private placement transaction under which we issued and sold 18,500,000 shares of our common stock in privately-negotiated transactions, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $40.7 million. The $38.2 million of net proceeds from the offering, along with $2.6 million of cash on hand, were applied to repay in full the outstanding indebtedness under a 2008 bridge loan agreement with Jefferies Finance LLC. The indebtedness under the bridge loan agreement had been scheduled to mature on January 31, 2010 and had an effective interest rate at the time of repayment of 25.3%. We also entered into an additional amendment to the Amended Credit Facility (the Fifth Amendment), which among other things, modified certain of the financial and other covenants contained in the Amended Credit Facility. See further discussion below at Liquidity and Capital Resources Sources of Capital and at Note 12 Notes Payable, Long-term Debt and Lease Obligations.

On June 29, 2009, we entered into a $20.0 million secured equipment financing with ICON ION, LLC, an affiliate of ICON Capital Inc. (ICON), receiving $12.5 million in funding on that date and $7.5 million in July 2009. All borrowed indebtedness under the master loan agreements governing this equipment financing arrangement is scheduled to mature on July 31, 2014. We used the proceeds of the secured term loans for working capital and general corporate purposes. See further discussion below at Liquidity and Capital Resources Sources of Capital and at Note 12 Notes Payable, Long-term Debt and Lease Obligations.

In response to the global economic downturn, we took measures to reduce operating costs in our businesses during 2008 and 2009. In addition, we slowed our capital spending, including our investments in our multi-client data libraries in 2009. For the year ended December 31, 2009, total capital expenditures were $92.6 million, compared to $127.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2008. We are projecting capital expenditures for 2010 to be between $100 million to $110 million. Of that total, we expect to spend approximately $90 million to $100 million on investments in our multi-client data library, and we anticipate that a majority of this investment will be underwritten by our customers. To the extent that our customers commitments do not reach an acceptable level of pre-funding, the amount of our anticipated investment could in likely respect decline. The remaining sums are expected to be funded from internally generated cash.

2009 Developments. Our overall total net revenues of $419.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 decreased $259.7 million, or 38.2%, compared to total net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2008. At the same time, our overall gross profit percentage improved for the year ended 2009 to 31.5% compared to 30.6% for the year ended 2008. For the year ended December 31, 2009, we recorded a loss from operations of ($58.2) million (which includes the effect of an impairment of intangible assets charge of $38.0 million taken in the first quarter of 2009), compared to ($212.8) million (which includes the effect of impairments of goodwill and intangible asset charges of $252.3 million taken in the fourth quarter of 2008) for the year ended December 31, 2008.

On October 27, 2009, we borrowed an aggregate of $40.0 million in the form of revolving credit bridge loan financing from Bank of China, which was evidenced by the Convertible Notes. This borrowing was pursuant to and permitted by the terms of the Sixth Amendment to the Credit Facility, which increased the aggregate revolving commitment amount under the accordion feature provisions of the Amended Credit Facility from $100.0 million to $140.0 million and permitted the Bank of China to join the Amended Credit Facility as a lender.

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