Moving Image Technologies today announced results for its first quarter, which ended September 30.
“We started the new fiscal year on a strong note with double-digit growth in revenue, gross margin expansion and profits,” said Phil Rafnson, chairman and chief executive officer, MIT. “We’ve been talking about a technology refresh cycle for several quarters now, and this quarter’s results were encouraging, as projector replacements and our ADA compliance products were a key driver. We also made progress on several of the newer initiatives that we expect to drive revenue growth and profits over the next several years, including receiving our first orders for LEA Professional’s smart power amplifiers.
“From a capital allocation perspective, we put in place a 10b5-1 trading program for our previously approved share buyback at the end of the quarter. This meant that beginning November 1, the number of trading days that we could repurchase shares increased to approximately 250 days per year versus 90 days previously.”
Revenue increased 13.4 percent to $6.6 million compared to $5.9 million;
Gross Profit increased of $1.8 million compared to $1.6 million; Gross Margin of 27.4 percent;
GAAP Operating Income of $0.4 million compared to $0.0 million;
GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.4 million and $0.04 compared to a GAAP Net Loss and Loss per Share of ($0.1) million and ($0.01), respectively;
Non-GAAP Income and EPS of $0.4 million and $0.04 compared to Non-GAAP Net Income and Income per Share of $0.1 million and $0.01, respectively.
Rafnson continued: “With the Hollywood strikes now behind us, the industry can jump start the production and release schedules and our customers, the cinema owners, which were not able to budget their expenditures with any confidence during the strike, can now start planning as well. Our initial fiscal 2024 guidance, which only included our legacy business and not our newer and emerging businesses, for low double-digit revenue growth with continuing to move towards break-even on a non-GAAP basis, took these delays into account with a down second quarter and a stronger second half of the year.
“That said, we continue to see multiple upside opportunities from our newer initiatives, which aren’t included in our current guidance. For instance, our guidance doesn’t include any sales of LEA Professional smart power amplifiers, but, in the second fiscal quarter, we already announced two orders for these products, and there is ongoing evaluation and testing occurring at more cinemas as we speak. Additional areas of potential upside include: an ADA compliance product refresh at a large national circuit that we are working to lock down; order growth in Esports shipments above the modest fiscal 2023 levels; National Amusements rolling out CineQC to its international locations; initial sales of MiTranslator and other international sales. Given these significant opportunities to accelerate growth, we plan to provide updates throughout the year as our growth initiatives hit milestones.”