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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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SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless...
The IoT's basic concept of collecting data from as many sources possible to drive better decision making, create process innovation and realize additional revenue has been in use at large enterprises with deep pockets for decades. So what has changed? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Prasanna Sivaramakrishnan, Solutions Architect at Red Hat, discussed the impact commodity hardware, ubiquitous connectivity, and innovations in open source software are having on the connected universe of people, thi...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, showed how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants received the download information, scripts, and complete end-t...
For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a jumping-off point for innovation, jobs, and revenue creation. But to adequately seize the opportunity, manufacturers must design devices that are interconnected, can continually sense their environment and process huge amounts of data. As a first step, manufacturers must embrace a new product development ecosystem in order to support these products.
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, discussed how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the dat...
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...