GigaMedia Announces First-Quarter 2024 Financial Results

TAIPEI, May 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) today announced its first quarter 2024 unaudited financial results.

Comments from Management

For the first quarter of 2024, GigaMedia reported revenues of $0.73 million with a gross profit of $0.35 million, an operating loss of $1.11 million and the net loss of $0.90 million.

If compared to the previous quarter, the revenues decreased by 16.7%. In this quarter, we continued scaling back and consolidating resources from underperforming products, and certain disruptive factors in our sales channel were gradually remediated. While the turnaround of financial performance may not be immediate, after the optimizing measures we are encouraged to see gamers’ traffic is stabilizing in our higher margin legacy casual games.

With a slimmer team in place, for 2024 we plan to continue our exploration of digital entertainment to further develop and promote our own products and services.

First Quarter Overview

  • Operating revenues decreased by 16.7% in quarter-on-quarter comparison.
  • While loss from operations increased to $1.11 million from $0.65 million last quarter, net loss of $0.90 million represented a decrease of loss from net loss of $2.02 million last quarter, mainly due to certain year-end evaluation in the previous quarter for our investments.

Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results

GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services. GigaMedia’s digital entertainment service business FunTown develops and operates a suite of digital entertainments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with focus on mobile games and casual games. Unaudited consolidated results of GigaMedia are summarized in the table below.

For the First Quarter

GIGAMEDIA 1Q24 UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS


(unaudited, all figures in US$ thousands, except per share amounts)


1Q24



4Q23



Change
(%)



1Q24



1Q23



Change
(%)


Revenues



725




870




(16.7) %




725




1,325




(45.3) %


Gross Profit



346




504




(31.3) %




346




792




(56.3) %


Loss from Operations



(1,114)




(645)



NM




(1,114)




(698)



NM


Net Loss Attributable to GigaMedia



(902)




(2,018)



NM




(902)




(313)



NM


Loss Per Share Attributable to GigaMedia, Diluted



(0.08)




(0.18)



NM




(0.08)




(0.03)



NM


EBITDA (A)



(1,358)




(2,522)



NM




(1,358)




(705)



NM


Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash



36,815




38,783




(5.1) %




36,815




38,119




(3.4) %


NM= Not Meaningful

(A)       EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is provided as a supplement to results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). (See, “Use of Non-GAAP Measures,” for more details.)

First-Quarter Financial Results

  • Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2024 decreased by 16.7% quarter-on-quarter to $0.73 million, from $0.87 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, and by 45.3% year-over-year from $1.32 million in the first quarter of 2023.
  • Consolidated gross profit decreased to $0.35 million from $0.50 million in last quarter and decreased by 56.3% from $0.79 million in the same quarter last year.
  • Consolidated operating expenses were $1.46 million in the first quarter of 2024, approximately increased by 27.1% when compared to prior quarter.
  • Net loss for the first quarter of 2024 was $0.90 million, which was a decrease of loss from $2.02 million net loss last quarter.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the first quarter-end of 2024 amounted to $36.82 million, decreased by approximately $1.96 million from $38.78 million at the fourth quarter-end of 2023.

Financial Position

GigaMedia maintained its solid financial position, with cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash amounting to $36.82 million, or approximately $3.33 per share as of March 31, 2024.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect GigaMedia’s expectations as of May 3, 2024. Given potential changes in economic conditions and consumer spending, the evolving nature of digital entertainments, and various other risk factors, including those discussed in the Company’s 2023 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as referenced below, actual results may differ materially.

“Since late 2023, we have being re-examining mechanisms in our legacy casual games and to reconstruct players’ ecosystem,” said GigaMedia CEO James Huang. “While the effect would take some time to exhibit, we believe that will lead to a healthier gross margin in the long-run for our own offerings.”

Meanwhile, our business strategies always include expanding through mergers and acquisitions. We will keep looking for investment opportunities that have strategic capacity to accelerate our growth and enhance shareholders’ value.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement GigaMedia’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the company uses the following measure defined as non-GAAP by the SEC: EBITDA. Management believes that EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) is a useful supplemental measure of performance because it excludes certain non-cash items such as depreciation and amortization and that EBITDA is a measure of performance used by some investors, equity analysts and others to make informed investment decisions. EBITDA is not a recognized earnings measure under GAAP and does not have a standardized meaning. Non-GAAP measures such as EBITDA should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. A limitation of using EBITDA is that it does not include all items that impact the company’s net income for the period. Reconciliations to the GAAP equivalents of the non-GAAP financial measures are provided on the attached unaudited financial statements.

About the Numbers in This Release

Quarterly results

All quarterly results referred to in the text, tables and attachments to this release are unaudited. The financial statements from which the financial results reported in this press release are derived have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, unless otherwise noted as “non-GAAP,” and are presented in U.S. dollars.

Q&A

For Q&A regarding the first quarter 2024 performance upon the release, investors may send the questions via email to [email protected], and the responses will be replied individually.

About GigaMedia

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GigaMedia Limited (Singapore registration number: 199905474H) is a diversified provider of digital entertainment services. GigaMedia’s digital entertainment service business develops and operates a suite of digital entertainments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with focus on browser/mobile games and casual games. More information on GigaMedia can be obtained from www.gigamedia.com.

The statements included above and elsewhere in this press release that are not historical in nature are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected financial performance (as described without limitation in the “Business Outlook” section and in quotations from management in this press release) and GigaMedia’s strategic and operational plans. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements, including but not limited to, our ability to license, develop or acquire additional online games that are appealing to users, our ability to retain existing online game players and attract new players, and our ability to launch online games in a timely manner and pursuant to our anticipated schedule. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ is detailed in GigaMedia’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed in April 2024 and its other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

GIGAMEDIA LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS



Three months ended




3/31/2024



12/31/2023



3/31/2023




unaudited



unaudited



unaudited




USD



USD



USD


Operating revenues










Digital entertainment service revenues



725




870




1,325





725




870




1,325


Operating costs










Cost of digital entertainment service revenues



379




366




533





379




366




533


Gross profit



346




504




792


Operating expenses










Product development and engineering expenses



185




179




178


Selling and marketing expenses



378




344




431


General and administrative expenses



896




626




880


Other



1







1





1,460




1,149




1,490


Loss from operations



(1,114)




(645)




(698)


Non-operating income (expense)










Interest income



471




518




405


Foreign exchange (loss) gain – net



(276)




339




(1)


Loss on disposal of investments






(1)





Changes in the fair value of an instrument recognized at fair value



9




(2,229)




(19)


Other-net



8











212




(1,373)




385


Loss from continuing operations before income taxes



(902)




(2,018)




(313)


Income tax expense










Net loss attributable to shareholders of GigaMedia



(902)




(2,018)




(313)


Loss per share attributable to GigaMedia:










Basic



(0.08)




(0.18)




(0.03)


Diluted



(0.08)




(0.18)




(0.03)


Weighted average shares outstanding:










Basic



11,052




11,052




11,052


Diluted



11,052




11,052




11,052


GIGAMEDIA LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



3/31/2024



12/31/2023



3/31/2023




unaudited



audited



unaudited




USD



USD



USD


Assets










Current assets










Cash and cash equivalents



36,502




38,470




37,806


Investment in securities-current









7,950


Accounts receivable – net



239




227




155


Prepaid expenses



374




54




368


Restricted cash



313




313




313


Other receivables



371




2




767


Other current assets



138




141




123


Total current assets



37,937




39,207




47,482












Investment in securities – noncurrent



5,798




5,777




2,371


Property, plant & equipment – net



112




111




146


Intangible assets – net



10




13




17


Prepaid licensing and royalty fees



251




24




141


Other assets



1,322




1,365




1,546


Total assets



45,430




46,497




51,703












Liabilities and equity










Accounts payable



23




44




78


Accrued compensation



157




396




134


Accrued expenses



784




786




878


Unearned revenue



579




573




872


Other current liabilities



688




665




637


Total current liabilities



2,231




2,464




2,599


Other liabilities



379




495




794


Total liabilities



2,610




2,959




3,393


Total equity



42,820




43,538




48,310


Total liabilities and equity



45,430




46,497




51,703


GIGAMEDIA LIMITED

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operations



Three months ended




3/31/2024



12/31/2023



3/31/2023




unaudited



unaudited



unaudited




USD



USD



USD


Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA










Net loss attributable to GigaMedia



(902)




(2,018)




(313)


Depreciation



12




11




10


Amortization



3




3




3


Interest income



(471)




(518)




(405)


Interest expense










Income tax expense










EBITDA



(1,358)




(2,522)




(705)


SOURCE GigaMedia

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