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Immersion Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q/A)

February 08, 2010 | About:

Immersion Corp. (NASDAQ:IMMR) filed Amended Quarterly Report for the period ended 2009-03-31.

Immersion Corp. has a market cap of $131.4 million; its shares were traded at around $4.7 with and P/S ratio of 3.6.

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fair value of the respective assets that affect our consolidated financial statements. If these estimates or related assumptions change in the future, we may be required to record impairment charges for these assets. We amortize our intangible assets related to patents and trademarks, once they issue, over their estimated useful lives, generally 10 years. Future changes in the estimated useful life could affect the amount of future period amortization expense that we will incur. During the first three months of 2009, we capitalized costs associated with patents and trademarks of $767,000. Our total amortization expense for the same period for all intangible assets was $214,000.

We achieved a 10% increase in revenues from continuing operations during the three months ended March 31, 2009 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2008. The first three months revenue growth was primarily due to a 9% increase in royalty and license revenues from increased Touch royalty and license fees mainly from customers that sell mobile devices. The revenue increase also included a 27% increase in product sales partially offset by a 44% decrease in development contract revenues. In conjunction with our plan to move our medical operating segment to San Jose and other workforce reductions in our Touch segment, we had restructuring costs relating to workforce reductions of $646,000. We divested our 3D product line and recorded a gain of $235,000 from discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2009 as compared to a gain of $326,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2008. We also had a gain on the sale of discontinued operations of $167,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2009. Our net loss was $6.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009 compared to a net loss of $3.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008.

Based on our litigation conclusion and new business agreement entered into with Sony Computer Entertainment in March 2007, we are recognizing a minimum of $30.0 million as royalty and license revenue from March 2007 through March 2017, approximately $750,000 per quarter. The revenue from our third-party peripheral licensees included in royalty and license revenue has also generally continued to decline primarily due to i) the reduced sales of past generation video console systems due to the launches of the next-generation console models from Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), and Nintendo Wii, and ii) the decline in third-party market share of aftermarket game console controllers due to the launch of next-generation peripherals by manufacturers of console systems.

Product sales Product sales for the three months ended March 31, 2009 were $3.3 million, an increase of $699,000 or 27% as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2008. The increase in product sales was primarily due to an increase in medical product sales. Increased medical product sales was mainly due to increased sales of our endoscopy, endovascular, and laparoscopy simulators partially offset by decreased Virtual IV simulators. This increase in product sales was a result of pursuing a product growth strategy for our medical business, which includes leveraging our strategic industry alliances, and expanding international sales. We expect that the current economic downturn may have a negative effect on capital purchases of our products in the near term.

Development contract and other revenue Development contract and other revenue is comprised of revenue on commercial contracts and extended support contracts. Development contract and other revenue was $446,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2009, a decrease of $353,000 or 44% as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2008. The decrease was mainly attributable to a decrease in medical contract revenue of $535,000 due to the completion of work performed under medical contracts that occurred through the first six months of 2008. Partially offsetting that decrease was increased revenue recognized on Touch development contracts and support of $182,000. We do not currently have any government projects in development. We continue to transition our engineering resources from certain commercial development contract efforts to product development efforts that focus on leveraging our existing sales and channel distribution capabilities.

Cost of Product Sales Our cost of product sales (exclusive of amortization of intangibles) consists primarily of materials, labor, and overhead. There is no cost of product sales associated with royalty and license revenue or development contract revenue. Cost of product sales from continuing operations was $1.3 million, a decrease of $433,000 or 26% for the three months ended March 31, 2009 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2008. The decrease in cost of product sales was primarily due to reduced obsolescence expense of $209,000 and reduced overhead costs of $136,000. The decrease in obsolescence

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