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Imation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results and Additional Steps in Transformation to a Secure and Scalable Storage Company

Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a global scalable storage and data security company, today released financial results for its 2012 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. The Company also provided an update on its continued strategic transformation.

CEO Mark Lucas said, “Imation’s opportunity for higher margin, differentiated products is in our Secure and Scalable Storage portfolio which grew 16.7 percent in the fourth quarter and rose to 21 percent of total revenues, up from 15.7 percent a year earlier. With our recently announced purchase of Nexsan, we expect to derive more revenue from this category in the future. As anticipated, our audio and video information category declined 23.6 percent and will drop further given the divestitures we are announcing today. We have discussed previously that our traditional storage business is in secular decline; therefore, we are acting with urgency to reduce our cost structure and transform Imation into a company focused on high growth markets in data storage and data security.”

Imation reported Q4 2012 net revenue of $299.1 million, down 12.6 percent from Q4 2011. Special charges were $305.2 million, creating an operating loss of $310.4 million, and a diluted loss per share of $8.34. Special charges included intangible asset impairments of $260.5 million, goodwill impairment of $23.3 million and other charges of $21.4 million. Excluding special charges, Q4 2012 operating loss would have been $5.2 million and diluted loss per share would have been $0.14.

For the full year 2012, revenue was $1.1 billion, down 14.8 percent from 2011, and the operating loss was $336.1 million, or $9.09 per diluted share. Special charges for the full year were $307.2 million and excluding these special charges, 2012 operating loss would have been $28.9 million, and diluted loss per share would have been $0.90. EBITDA for the year totaled $6.9 million and for the fourth quarter was $2.8 million (See Tables Five and Six for non-GAAP measures).

Transformation Strategy

Imation is currently in the midst of a strategic transformation to build a long-term platform for growth, increased margins and improved profitability. The Company is accelerating this transformation through a number of actions including the following:

  • Nexsan Acquisition - On December 31, 2012, Imation acquired Nexsan Corporation, a successful, higher margin, disk-based and hybrid disk-and-solid-state storage systems company, to invest in growth platforms for data storage solutions. The acquisition is expected to significantly contribute to Imation’s growth in the small- and medium-sized business and distributed enterprise storage markets, and Imation will provide the Nexsan business with global scale and a well-known storage brand.
  • Exiting Lower Margin Businesses - As the Company intensified its focus on data storage and data security, management announced in the third quarter that Imation would be exploring strategic alternatives for the consumer electronics brands and businesses. Imation has decided to divest its Memorex and XtremeMac consumer electronics businesses. The Company will continue its TDK Life on Record business on a more focused basis. Lucas commented, “Divesting the Memorex and XtremeMac consumer electronics brands will allow us to direct our time and resources to the right opportunities in data storage and security, as well as our retail optical business under the Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands.”
  • Cost Reductions - As previously reported, Imation is aggressively implementing cost savings initiatives to right size the Company. Management is targeting to exceed a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses.
  • Business Structure Realignment - Also, as previously announced, to better align the Company with its key commercial and retail segments, Imation established two new business units effective January 1, 2013: Tiered Storage and Security Solutions (TSS) and Consumer Storage and Accessories (CSA). The two segments will be independently managed and provide a focused customer-centric structure, resulting in faster decision-making, clear accountability, a more nimble organization and increased efficiency worldwide.

“We are committed to transforming the Company and building a sustainable platform for growth, increased margins and long-term shareholder value. Combined, the acquisition of Nexsan, divestiture of certain consumer businesses, improvements in cost structure, and a more efficient business unit model truly represent an acceleration of our transformation strategy. In 2013, we are building on these actions and moving as swiftly as we can to become a major player in data storage and security on a global basis,” Lucas concluded.

Detailed Q4 2012 Analysis

Net revenue for Q4 2012 was $299.1 million, down 12.6 percent from Q4 2011. From a regional perspective, Americas revenue decreased 22.2 percent driven by optical and consumer electronics revenue reductions; Europe revenue decreased 7.7 percent; North Asia revenue increased 0.6 percent and South Asia revenue decreased 3.8 percent.

Gross margin for Q4 2012 was 16.1 percent, up from 15.0 percent in Q4 2011. Gross margin was 16.9 percent excluding inventory write offs of $2.3 million, which were part of the Company’s restructuring program, compared to 17.2 percent on the same basis in 2011.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for Q4 2012 were $50.5 million, down $2.4 million compared with Q4 2011 expenses of $52.9 million.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for Q4 2012 were $5.1 million, down $0.9 million compared with Q4 2011 expenses of $6.0 million.

Special charges were $305.2 million in Q4 2012 consisting of intangible asset impairments of $260.5 million, goodwill impairment of $23.3 million and $21.4 million of restructuring and other charges. The intangible asset charges, which related primarily to the Memorex International Inc. acquisition in 2006 and TDK Recording Media acquisition in 2007, were driven mainly by an accelerated optical market secular decline. Special charges were $12.3 million in Q4 2011 (See Tables Five and Six for non-GAAP measures).

Operating loss was $310.4 million in Q4 2012 compared with an operating loss of $12.1 million in Q4 2011. Excluding the impact of special charges described above, adjusted operating loss would have been $5.2 million in Q4 2012 compared with adjusted operating income on the same basis of $0.2 million in Q4 2011.

Income tax benefit was $1.0 million in Q4 2012 compared with income tax benefit of $0.7 million in Q4 2011. The Company maintains a valuation allowance related to its U.S. deferred tax assets and, therefore, no tax provision or benefit was recorded related to its 2012 U.S. results.

Loss per diluted share was $8.34 in Q4 2012 compared with $0.34 in Q4 2011. Excluding the impact of special charges described above, adjusted loss per diluted share would have been $0.14 in Q4 2012 compared with $0.14 in Q4 2011.

Cash and cash equivalents balance was $108.7 million as of December 31, 2012, down $77.6 million during the quarter, driven primarily by the payment of $104.6 million in cash for the Nexsan acquisition, offset by short-term borrowings of $20.0 million and net cash provided by operations of $14.1 million.

Webcast and Replay Information

A teleconference is scheduled for 9:00 AM Central Time today, February 13, 2013, and will be available on the Internet on a listen-only basis at www.ir.Imation.com or www.streetevents.com. The Company's quarterly financial results will be discussed.

A taped replay of the teleconference will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Central time today, February 13, 2013, until 11:00 p.m. Central time February 20, 2013 by dialing 855-859-2056 (Conference ID #64544023). All remarks made during the teleconference will be current at the time of the call and the replay will not be updated to reflect any subsequent developments.

Description of Tables

Table One - Consolidated Statements of Operations

Table Two - Consolidated Balance Sheets

Table Three - Supplemental Segment and Product Information

Table Four - Operations, Cash Flow and Additional Information

Table Five - Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Table Six - Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Non-GAAP financial measurements (including adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted income (loss) per diluted share, adjusted gross margin and EBITDA) are provided to assist in understanding the impact of certain items on Imation's actual results of operations when compared with prior periods (see Tables Five and Six). Management believes this will assist investors in making an evaluation of Imation's performance against prior periods on a comparable basis by adjusting for these items. Management understands that there are material limitations on the use of Non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are not substitutes for GAAP measures for the purpose of analyzing financial performance. These Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from Non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these Non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This information should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results, which have been determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Accounting Valuations Not Yet Finalized

The financial statements released today reflect the impacts associated with the purchase price allocation from the acquisition of Nexsan Corporation as well as impairment charges related to intangible assets and goodwill from prior acquisitions. These items are subject to change pending finalization of the required valuations. We expect all applicable information to be finalized prior to the filing of the Imation Form 10-K in March.

About Imation Corp.

Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global scalable storage and data security company. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network and well recognized brands. Additional information about Imation is available at www.imation.com.

Risk and Uncertainties

Certain information contained in this press release which does not relate to historical information may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results in the future to differ materially from our historical results and those presently anticipated or projected. We wish to caution investors not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after such date. Risk factors include our ability to successfully implement our strategy; our ability to grow our business in new products with profitable margins and the rate of revenue decline for certain existing products; the ability of our data security products to withstand cyber-attacks; the ability to quickly develop, source, introduce and deliver differentiating and innovative products; our potential dependence on third parties for new product introductions or technologies in order to introduce our own new products; the ready availability and price of energy and key raw materials or critical components including due to the effects of natural disasters and our ability to pass along raw materials price increases to our customers; continuing uncertainty in global and regional economic conditions including adverse effects of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe, increased Euro currency exchange rate volatility, and related austerity measures and their potential impact on European economic growth; our ability to identify, value, integrate and realize the expected benefits from any acquisition which has occurred or may occur in connection with our strategy; the possibility that our goodwill or any goodwill that we acquire may become impaired; the seasonality and volatility of the markets in which we operate; foreign currency fluctuations; changes in European law or practice related to the imposition or collectability of optical levies; significant changes in discount rates and other assumptions used in the valuation of our pension plans; the possibility that our intangible assets may become impaired; acquisition related contingent consideration, which is recorded at fair value and revalued each period, differs from the obligation recorded during the previous period resulting in income or expense being recorded on the consolidated statements of operations; changes in tax laws, regulations and results of inspections by various tax authorities; our ability to successfully defend our intellectual property rights and the ability or willingness of our suppliers to provide adequate protection against third party intellectual property or product liability claims; the outcome of any pending or future litigation; failure to adequately protect our information systems from cyber-attacks; our ability to meet our revenue growth, gross margin and earnings targets and the volatility of our stock price due to our results or market trends, as well as various factors set forth from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Table One

 
IMATION CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except for per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
     
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31 December 31
2012     2011 2012     2011
Net revenue $ 299.1 $ 342.3 $ 1,099.6 $ 1,290.4
Cost of goods sold   251.0     290.8     897.3     1,073.7  
Gross profit 48.1 51.5 202.3 216.7
 
Operating expense:
Selling, general and administrative 50.5 52.9 210.7 203.7
Research and development 5.1 6.0 22.8 21.0
Goodwill impairment 23.3 - 23.3 1.6
Intangible impairment 260.5 - 260.5 -
Litigation settlement - - - 2.0
Restructuring and other   19.1     4.7     21.1     21.5  
Total 358.5 63.6 538.4 249.8
 
Operating loss (310.4 ) (12.1 ) (336.1 ) (33.1 )
 
Other expense (income):
Interest income (0.1 ) (0.2 ) (0.5 ) (0.9 )
Interest expense 0.5 1.0 2.9 3.7
Other, net   0.4     0.7     2.6     7.0  
Total 0.8 1.5 5.0 9.8
 
Loss before income taxes (311.2 ) (13.6 ) (341.1 ) (42.9 )
 
Income tax (benefit) provision   (1.0 )   (0.7 )   (0.4 )   3.8  
 
Net loss $ (310.2 ) $ (12.9 ) $ (340.7 ) $ (46.7 )
 
(Loss) earnings per common share
Basic $ (8.34 ) $ (0.34 ) $ (9.09 ) $ (1.24 )
Diluted (8.34 ) (0.34 ) (9.09 ) (1.24 )
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 37.2 37.4 37.5 37.7
Diluted 37.2 37.4 37.5 37.7
 
 
*These Financial Statements and information presented in the following tables reflect the impacts associated with the purchase price allocation from the acquisition of Nexsan Corporation as well as impairment charges related to intangible assets and goodwill from prior acquisitions. These items are subject to change pending finalization of the required valuations. We expect all applicable information to be finalized prior to the filing of the Imation Form 10-K in March.
 

Table Two

 
IMATION CORP.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS *
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
     
December 31, December 31,
2012 2011
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 108.7 $ 223.1
Accounts receivable, net 220.8 234.9
Inventories 166.0 208.8
Other current assets   61.4   49.7
 
Total current assets 556.9 716.5
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 58.9 55.4
Intangible assets, net 81.9 321.7
Goodwill 73.5 31.3
Other assets   21.1   24.4
 
Total assets $ 792.3 $ 1,149.3
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 162.7 $ 205.2
Other current liabilities 157.8 151.2
Short-term debt   20.0   -
 
Total current liabilities 340.5 356.4
 
Other liabilities 51.4 69.2
       
Total liabilities   391.9   425.6
Commitments and contingencies        
Shareholders' equity   400.4   723.7
 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$ 792.3 $ 1,149.3
 
 
*These Financial Statements and information presented in the following tables reflect the impacts associated with the purchase price allocation from the acquisition of Nexsan Corporation as well as impairment charges related to intangible assets and goodwill from prior acquisitions. These items are subject to change pending finalization of the required valuations. We expect all applicable information to be finalized prior to the filing of the Imation Form 10-K in March.
 

Table Three

 
IMATION CORP.
SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT AND PRODUCT INFORMATION
(Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
         

Three months ended
December 31,

Three months ended
December 31,

2012 2011 % Change
Revenue % Total Revenue % Total
Americas $ 131.1 43.8 % $ 168.6 49.3 % -22.2 %
Europe 59.8 20.0 % 64.8 18.9 % -7.7 %
North Asia 78.1 26.1 % 77.6 22.7 % 0.6 %
South Asia   30.1   10.1 %   31.3   9.1 % -3.8 %
Total $ 299.1   100.0 % $ 342.3   100.0 %
 
Revenue % Total Revenue % Total
Traditional storage
Optical products $ 109.0 36.5 % $ 128.1 37.4 % -14.9 %
Magnetic products 71.2 23.8 % 82.7 24.2 % -13.9 %
Other traditional storage   3.7   1.2 %   9.1   2.7 % -59.3 %
Total traditional storage 183.9 61.5 % 219.9 64.3 % -16.4 %
Secure and scalable storage 62.8 21.0 % 53.8 15.7 % 16.7 %
Audio and video information   52.4   17.5 %   68.6   20.0 % -23.6 %
Total $ 299.1   100.0 % $ 342.3   100.0 %
 
 

Operating Income
(Loss)

OI %

Operating Income
(Loss)

OI %
Americas $ (0.1 ) -0.1 % $ 6.1 3.6 % -101.6 %
Europe 1.9 3.2 % 2.5 3.9 % -24.0 %
North Asia 3.1 4.0 % 3.4 4.4 % -8.8 %
South Asia (0.2 ) -0.7 % 1.7 5.4 % -111.8 %
Corp/Unallocated (1)   (315.1 ) NM     (25.8 ) NM   NM
Total $ (310.4 ) -103.8 % $ (12.1 ) -3.5 %
 
Gross Margin Gross Margin
 
Traditional storage 17.8 % 19.1 %
Secure and scalable storage 14.6 18.0
Audio and video information   16.0     10.8  
16.9 17.2

Inventory write-offs related to restructuring programs

  (0.8 )   (2.2 )
Total   16.1   %   15.0   %
 

Twelve months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,

2012 2011 % Change
Revenue % Total Revenue % Total
Americas $ 504.7 45.9 % $ 595.9 46.2 % -15.3 %
Europe 208.8 19.0 % 248.0 19.2 % -15.8 %
North Asia 272.5 24.8 % 307.2 23.8 % -11.3 %
South Asia   113.6   10.3 %   139.3   10.8 % -18.4 %
Total $ 1,099.6   100.0 % $ 1,290.4   100.0 %
 
 
Revenue % Total Revenue % Total
Traditional storage
Optical products $ 426.8 38.8 % $ 511.9 39.7 % -16.6 %
Magnetic products 286.2 26.0 % 327.4 25.3 % -12.6 %
Other traditional storage   15.4   1.4 %   47.7   3.7 % -67.7 %
Total traditional storage 728.4 66.2 % 887.0 68.7 % -17.9 %
Secure and scalable storage 210.1 19.1 % 210.1 16.3 % 0.0 %
Audio and video information   161.1   14.7 %   193.3   15.0 % -16.7 %
Total $ 1,099.6   100.0 % $ 1,290.4   100.0 %
 
 

Operating Income
(Loss)

OI %

Operating Income
(Loss)

OI %
Americas $ 2.9 0.6 % $ 8.4 1.4 % -65.5 %
Europe (3.9 ) -1.9 % 10.3 4.2 % -137.9 %
North Asia 5.9 2.2 % 12.5 4.1 % -52.8 %
South Asia 0.6 0.5 % 4.0 2.9 % -85.0 %
Corp/Unallocated (1)   (341.6 ) NM     (68.3 ) NM   NM
Total $ (336.1 ) -30.6 % $ (33.1 ) -2.6 %
 
Gross Margin Gross Margin
 
Traditional storage 19.0 % 19.0 %
Secure and scalable storage 18.8 15.1
Audio and video information   16.4     13.0  
18.6 17.5
Inventory write-offs related to restructuring programs   (0.2 )   (0.7 )
Total   18.4   %   16.8   %
 
 

NM - Not Meaningful

(1) Corporate and unallocated amounts include inventory write-offs related to restructuring programs, goodwill impairment, intangible impairment, intangible accelerated amortization, research and development expense, corporate expense, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring and other charges that are not allocated to the regional markets we serve. We believe this avoids distorting the operating income for the regional segments.
 

Table Four

 
IMATION CORP.
OPERATIONS, CASH FLOW AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Dollars in millions)
(Unaudited)
             
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
(Dollars in millions) December 31 December 31
2012 2011 2012 2011
Operations
Gross Profit $ 48.1 $ 51.5 $ 202.3 $ 216.7
Gross Margin % 16.1 % 15.0 % 18.4 % 16.8 %
Operating (Loss) Income $ (310.4 ) $ (12.1 ) $ (336.1 ) $ (33.1 )
Operating (Loss) Income % -103.8 % -3.5 % -30.6 % -2.6 %
 
Cash Flow
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities $ 14.1 $ 15.3 $ (8.5 ) $ (16.3 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities $ (109.6 ) $ (22.2 ) $ (115.7 ) $ (54.3 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities $ 18.4 $ - $ 9.9 $ (9.1 )
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $ 108.7 $ 223.1 $ 108.7 $ 223.1
 
Capital Spending $ 1.8 $ 1.2 $ 10.2 $ 7.3
Depreciation $ 2.2 $ 2.3 $ 8.3 $ 10.7
Amortization $ 5.8 $ 7.2 $ 27.5 $ 26.0
 

NM - Not Meaningful

 

Asset Utilization Information *

December 31 December 31
2012 2011
 
Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) 59 58
Days of Inventory Supply 89 85
Debt to Total Capital 4.8 % 0.0 %
 

Other Information

 

**

Approximate employee count as of December 31, 2012:

1,230
Approximate employee count as of December 31, 2011: 1,130
Book value per share as of December 31, 2012: $ 9.94
Shares used to calculate book value per share (millions): 40.3
Imation repurchased approximately 396,0000 shares of its stock during the quarter for $1.7 million.
Authorization for repurchase of approximately 3.8 million shares remains outstanding based on the latest Board authorization.
 

*

These operational measures, which we regularly use, are provided to assist in the investor's further understanding of our operations.

 

**

Includes approximately 200 employees of Nexsan Corporation which was acquired on December 31, 2012.

 

Days Sales Outstanding is calculated using the count-back method, which calculates the number of days of most recent revenue that are reflected in the net accounts receivable balance.

 

Days of Inventory Supply is calculated using the current period inventory balance divided by an estimate of the inventoriable portion of cost of goods sold expressed in days. December 31, 2012 amount excludes Nexsan Corporation.

 

Debt to Total Capital is calculated by dividing total debt (long term plus short term) by total shareholders' equity and total debt.

 

Table Five

 
IMATION CORP.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In millions, except for per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                     
Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011
GAAP Adj * Non-GAAP GAAP Adj * Non-GAAP
Net revenue $ 299.1 $ - $ 299.1 $ 342.3 $ - $ 342.3
Cost of goods sold   251.0     (2.3 )   248.7     290.8     (7.6 )   283.2  
Adjusted gross profit $ 48.1   $ 2.3   $ 50.4   $ 51.5   $ 7.6   $ 59.1  
 
Adjusted gross margin 16.1 % 16.9 % 15.0 % 17.2 %
 
Operating (loss) income $ (310.4 ) $ 305.2 $ (5.2 ) $ (12.1 ) $ 12.3 $ 0.2
 
Adjusted income tax provision (benefit) $ (1.0 ) $ 0.1 $ (0.9 ) $ (0.7 ) $ 4.6 $ 3.9
 
Adjusted (loss) income $ (310.2 ) $ 305.1 $ (5.1 ) $ (12.9 ) $ 7.7 $ (5.2 )
 
Adjusted (loss) earnings per common share - Diluted $ (8.34 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (0.34 ) $ (0.14 )
 
Adjusted weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted 37.2 37.2 37.4 37.4
 
 
Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011
GAAP Adj * Non-GAAP GAAP Adj * Non-GAAP
Net revenue $ 1,099.6 $ - $ 1,099.6 $ 1,290.4 $ - $ 1,290.4
Cost of goods sold   897.3     (2.3 )   895.0     1,073.7     (9.1 )   1,064.6  
Adjusted gross profit $ 202.3   $ 2.3   $ 204.6   $ 216.7   $ 9.1   $ 225.8  
 
Adjusted gross margin 18.4 % 18.6 % 16.8 % 17.5 %
 
Operating (loss) income $ (336.1 ) $ 307.2 $ (28.9 ) $ (33.1 ) $ 34.2 $ 1.1
 
Adjusted income tax provision (benefit) $ (0.4 ) $ 0.1 $ (0.3 ) $ 3.8 $ 5.0 $ 8.8
 
Adjusted (loss) income $ (340.7 ) $ 307.1 $ (33.6 ) $ (46.7 ) $ 29.2 $ (17.5 )
 
Adjusted (loss) earnings per common share - Diluted $ (9.09 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (1.24 ) $ (0.46 )
 
Adjusted weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted 37.5 37.5 37.7 37.7
 
 
*See Table Six
 

Table Six

 

IMATION CORP.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(In millions, except for per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Operating (loss) income / Adjusted operating (loss) income
             
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31 December 31
2012 2011 2012 2011
Operating loss: $ (310.4 ) $ (12.1 ) $ (336.1 ) $ (33.1 )
Restructuring and other
Restructuring 15.2 5.0 19.7 11.4
Other 3.9 (0.3 ) 1.4 10.1
Goodwill impairment 23.3 - 23.3 1.6
Intangible impairment 260.5 - 260.5 -
Litigation settlement - - - 2.0
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs included in cost of goods sold   2.3     7.6     2.3     9.1  
Total adjustments   305.2     12.3     307.2     34.2  
Adjusted operating (loss) income - Non-GAAP $ (5.2 ) $ 0.2   $ (28.9 ) $ 1.1  
 
Effect on diluted EPS:
(Loss) income from operations $ (8.34 ) $ (0.34 ) $ (9.09 ) $ (1.24 )
Restructuring and other
Restructuring 0.40 0.13 0.52 0.31
Other 0.11 - 0.04 0.27
Goodwill impairment 0.63 - 0.62 0.04
Intangible impairment 7.00 - 6.95 -
Litigation settlement - - - 0.05
Inventory write-downs 0.06 0.20 0.06 0.24
Reversal of net operating loss carryforward valuation   -     (0.13 )   -     (0.13 )
Adjusted diluted EPS - Non-GAAP $ (0.14 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (0.90 ) $ (0.46 )
 
 
EBITDA:
Operating loss $ (310.4 ) $ (12.1 ) $ (336.1 ) $ (33.1 )
Depreciation 2.2 2.3 8.3 10.7
Amortization   5.8     7.2     27.5     26.0  
EBITDA $ (302.4 ) $ (2.6 ) $ (300.3 ) $ 3.6  
Restructuring and other 19.1 4.7 21.1 21.5
Goodwill impairment 23.3 - 23.3 1.6
Intangible impairment 260.5 - 260.5 -
Litigation settlement - - - 2.0
Inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs included in cost of goods sold   2.3     7.6     2.3     9.1  
Total adjustments   305.2     12.3     307.2     34.2  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 2.8   $ 9.7   $ 6.9   $ 37.8  
 
 

EBITDA is defined as operating income less depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before goodwill, restructuring and other, and inventory write-downs related to restructuring programs included in cost of goods sold.

 
The Non-GAAP financial measurements (adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted income(loss), adjusted diluted EPS, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA) are provided to assist in understanding the impact of certain items on Imation's actual results of operations when compared with prior periods. Management believes this will assist investors in making an evaluation of Imation's performance against prior periods on a comparable basis by adjusting for these items. Management understands that there are material limitations on the use of Non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are not substitutes for GAAP measures for the purpose of analyzing financial performance. These Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for measures prepared in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from Non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these Non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. This information should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results, which have been determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

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Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, described an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-device experiences grounded in people's real needs and desires.
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving t...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.