The FINANCIAL — Eastman Kodak Company on August 9 reported financial results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2016, delivering a return to profitability based primarily on an increase in GAAP income from continuing operations.
GAAP net income was $8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, an improvement of $31 million over the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $16 million for the quarter, a $31 million improvement over the prior year.
The company ended the quarter with a cash balance of $513 million, equal to the cash balance at the end of the first quarter of 2016. In the same period a year ago, the cash balance declined by $33 million.
Revenues for the second quarter were $397 million, compared with revenues of $434 million in the same period last year, a reduction of $37 million, or 9%.
Operating expenses (SG&A and R&D expenses) on a GAAP basis were $60 million for the second quarter, a 14% reduction compared to the prior-year second quarter.
Operational EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 was $34 million, flat with the second quarter of 2015. On a constant currency basis, Operational EBITDA improved by $3 million year over year for the quarter.
The company reiterated 2016 revenues guidance of $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion and Operational EBITDA guidance of $135 million to $150 million.
During the quarter, the company had a major presence at the drupa print industry trade show, introducing more than 20 new products and technologies and exceeding sales targets.
The company remains committed to completing the sale of the KODAK PROSPER business, which is presented within discontinued operations. Kodak continues to make significant investments in the business, which grew its year-over-year annuity revenue by 35% in the second quarter.
“I’m pleased with Kodak’s return to profitability and the continued improvement of our quality of earnings,” said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive Officer. “While overall revenues declined, the company showed growth in our SONORA Plates, FLEXCEL NX Systems and motion picture film businesses.”
Revenues in the second quarter of 2016 were $397 million, a 9% decline from the second quarter of 2015. The decrease was primarily driven by year-over-year price declines and lower equipment sales in the Print Systems Division, as well as the expected continuing decline in legacy consumer inkjet printer cartridge sales.
Net income improved by $31 million year over year to $8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Operational EBITDA increased 29% year over year on a constant currency basis, excluding the expected decline in the consumer inkjet business’ Operational EBITDA before corporate costs. This was primarily due to productivity and cost improvements from core businesses, according to Kodak.
The company’s cash balance was unchanged at the end of the quarter, compared with a decrease in cash of $33 million in the same period a year ago. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, cash used in operations improved by $74 million compared with the prior-year period.
“Kodak demonstrated improvement in our cash flow and overall balance sheet in the second quarter,” said David Bullwinkle, Kodak Chief Financial Officer. “We continue to be committed to generating cash in 2016.”
Print Systems Division (PSD) Kodak’s largest division, had second quarter revenues of $258 million, a 9% decline compared to 2015. Operational EBITDA for the quarter was $22 million, up $2 million or 10% from the same period a year ago. On a constant currency basis, Operational EBITDA improved by 15%.
For the quarter, KODAK SONORA Plate volume increased by approximately 8%. Excluding the Latin America region which was impacted by economic and external factors, SONORA Plate volume was up 17% year over year.
PSD’s Electrophotographic Printing Solutions (EPS) business showed comparable profitability to the prior-year period due to productivity and cost improvements, even with the anticipated slowdown in unit installations as customers paused to evaluate new products introduced at drupa.
Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division (EISD) had second quarter revenues of $19 million, down from $21 million in the same period in 2015. Operational EBITDA was $5 million, flat compared to the second quarter of 2015.
The PROSPER business had continued strong performance in the second quarter. For the half year, PROSPER results improved from a loss of $25 million to a loss of $16 million, including a $3 million investment related to drupa, and PROSPER EBITDA improved by $8 million year over year.
Micro 3D Printing and Packaging Division (MPPD) had solid results for the quarter, driven by strong performance of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Packaging business, which continues to represent a significant growth area for Kodak. Revenues for the second quarter were $35 million, compared to $33 million in the same period a year ago. Operational EBITDA declined by $2 million, primarily driven by unfavorable foreign exchange rates, investment in drupa and increased R&D expenses.
Revenues for the FLEXCEL NX Packaging business increased by 7%, and the company placed twelve Computer-to-Plate units in the quarter. FLEXCEL NX Plate volume grew at 16% year over year.
In Micro 3D Printing, Kodak continues to focus on copper mesh touch sensors and shipped products to an All-in-One OEM customer in the second quarter.
Software and Solutions Division (SSD) revenues for the second quarter were $21 million, down from $27 million in the same period last year. Operational EBITDA declined $3 million to a loss of $2 million. This division’s performance was impacted by delayed timing of government contracts in Latin America and the delayed timing of orders as a result of drupa.
Consumer and Film Division (CFD) revenues for the second quarter were $61 million, down 8% from $66 million in the same period last year. Operational EBITDA improved from $8 million to $10 million, driven primarily by a significant industrial films customer order in the quarter. Excluding the consumer inkjet business, which saw revenues drop by 39%, the division’s revenues for the quarter improved by $2 million.
Intellectual Property Solutions Division (IPSD) had Operational EBITDA of negative $4 million for the second quarter of 2016, an improvement of $2 million compared with negative $6 million for the year-ago period. This improvement reflects continued efforts to re-prioritize research programs. During the quarter, Kodak participated in the formation of a partnership focused on brand protection technology with Alibaba Group, a leader in ecommerce, and signed a contract with Carbon3D, a 3D printing technology company, which will result in improved profitability for the division.
Eastman Business Park Division (EBPD) had revenues of $3 million, down from $4 million in the second quarter of 2015. Operational EBITDA was $1 million, down $1 million from last year. Eastman Business Park continues to improve overall operational efficiency and has a healthy pipeline of potential tenants.