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PNI Digital Media Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- PNI Digital Media (TSX:PN)(OTCBB:PNDMF) ("PNI" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in digital media solutions for retailers, reported financial results for the fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 31st, 2012 and discussed key operational developments for the quarter.

"In this past quarter 26% of all orders over our platform were for greeting and photo cards within our customers sites," said Kyle Hall, Chief Executive Officer of PNI Digital Media. "Our stationery and photo markets are merging quickly and we are well positioned to take advantage of this evolving market for personalized content as it extends itself into higher value cards and invitations while leveraging our retailers' large existing consumer bases. Furthermore, we saw record transactions from mobile devices fueled by our investment in new apps for both smart phones and tablets. This investment in mobile not only enabled us to drive incremental transactions but is also opening entirely new channels for our retailers as consumer behavior shifts towards mobile. Lastly, by using our recently announced platform API, any qualified software developer can add their photo app or photo product to our platform on their own, giving our platform an almost limitless range of product innovation for our retailers, and further positioning our platform as they key venue for retailers who want to drive high value transactions from personalized products."

Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Operational Highlights

--  Processed a record 6.9 million transactions during the quarter, a 3%
    increase from the same period last year 
--  Processed $103.5 million in online transactions over our platform on
    behalf of our retail partners, a 2.2% increase compared to the same
    quarter in fiscal 2012 
--  Set a new peak day record for transactions, conducting 270,000
    transactions in a single day 
--  Successfully launched a new platform API portal, enabling third parties
    to submit orders over the Company's platform, creating incremental
    transactions on behalf of the Company's retail clients 
--  Launched an all-new Android OS mobile app on behalf of the Company's
    retail clients, further extending the Company's mobile apps and
    solutions for its retail clients. The first implementation was with
    Tesco PLC 
--  Announced a new partnership with Aperion Inc. for the provision of
    premium unique themes and designs available only to retailers using the
    Company's platform 
--  The Company adopted a majority voting policy for elections of Directors

Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Fiscal Highlights

--  Revenue for the quarter of $6.6 million compared to $6.9 million in the
    first quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease in revenue was predominantly
    due to a $0.4 million decrease in transaction fees 
--  Working capital increased to $4.9 million at December 31, 2012 from $4.8
    million at September 30, 2012 
--  Generated IFRS loss for the quarter of $0.3 million compared to $1.0
    million in income in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 
--  Non-IFRS adjusted EBITDA1 was $0.3 million compared to a non-IFRS
    adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
    The reduced adjusted EBITDA in the current period was due in part to a
    large amount of capitalized personnel costs associated with the
    development of internal use software in the first quarter of 2012. In
    comparison, no internal development costs met the criteria for
    capitalization as internal use software in the first quarter of 2013 
--  The Company ended the quarter with $3.7 million in cash and cash
    equivalents and no debt

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call on February 14th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) to discuss these financial results. PNI Digital Media's Chief Executive Officer Kyle Hall and Chief Financial Officer Cameron Lawrence will host the presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

Dial-In Number:     (888) 241-0394      
International:      (647) 427-3413      
Conference ID#:     89825016            

Institutional investors and interested participants should dial the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization.

PNI Digital Media will also provide a live webcast and slide presentation, which will be available on the Company's website at www.pnimedia.com/webcast. An archived replay of the webcast will be available for 45 days following the live event.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)       
                                                    Three Months Ended      
                                                 December 31,   December 31,
                                                         2012           2011
Revenue                                           $ 6,555,984    $ 6,950,376
Cost of sales                                       2,923,203      2,591,569
Gross Profit (loss)                                 3,632,781      4,358,807
 Software development                               2,515,174      2,164,177
 General and administration                           973,695      1,093,029
 Sales and marketing                                  334,351        170,954
                                                    3,823,220      3,428,160
Profit (loss) from operations                       (190,439)        930,647
Foreign exchange gain (loss)                        (130,348)        105,286
Finance income                                          1,755            559
                                                    (128,593)        105,845
Profit (loss) before income tax                     (319,032)      1,036,492
Deferred income tax recovery (expense)                      -          3,731
Income tax recovery (expense)                               -          3,731
Profit (loss) for the period                        (319,032)      1,040,223
Other comprehensive gain (loss):                                            
 Cumulative translation adjustment                    182,263      (287,058)
Total comprehensive income (loss) for the                                   
 period                                           $ (136,769)      $ 753,165
Earnings (loss) per share                                                   
Basic                                                $ (0.01)         $ 0.03
Fully diluted                                        $ (0.01)         $ 0.03
Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                 
                                                 December 31,  September 30,
Assets                                                   2012           2012
Current assets                                                              
 Cash and cash equivalents                        $ 3,662,556    $ 4,611,824
 Accounts receivable                                5,192,134      4,253,541
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets            520,083        622,970
                                                    9,374,773      9,488,335
Property and equipment                              4,325,496      4,683,355
Deferred income tax asset                           5,252,291      5,222,603
Intangible assets                                      53,831          2,124
Goodwill                                              575,983        568,479
                                                 $ 19,582,374   $ 19,964,896
Current liabilities                                                         
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities         $ 4,063,083    $ 4,390,437
 Current portion of deferred revenue                  378,494        318,107
                                                    4,441,577      4,708,544
Deferred revenue                                      421,903        437,140
                                                  $ 4,863,480               
                                                   $4,863,480    $ 5,145,684
Shareholders' Equity                                                        
Share capital                                    $ 66,881,748   $ 66,817,352
Contributed surplus                                19,306,153     19,334,098
                                                   86,187,901     86,151,450
Deficit                                          (71,454,053)   (71,135,021)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                 (14,954)      (197,217)
                                                 (71,469,007)   (71,332,238)
                                                   14,718,894     14,819,212
                                                 $ 19,582,374   $ 19,964,896
Non-IFRS Financial Measures                                                
                                                   Three Months Ended      
                                                December 31,   December 31,
                                                        2012           2011
Net profit (loss) in accordance with IFRS        $ (319,032)    $ 1,040,223
Amortization of property and equipment               381,842        404,775
Amortization of intangible assets                     17,542        265,331
Interest expense                                           -              -
Income taxes                                               -        (3,731)
Stock based compensation expense                      36,451         79,269
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)              140,547       (95,672)
Loss on disposal of property and equipment               480              -
Adjusted EBITDA                                    $ 257,830    $ 1,690,195
Adjusted EBITDA per share - Basic                     $ 0.01         $ 0.05
Adjusted EBITDA per share - Fully Diluted             $ 0.01         $ 0.05
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic       34,297,664     34,076,445
Weighted average shares outstanding - Fully                                
 Diluted                                          34,298,902     34,099,611


1 - Non-IFRS Measures

The Company continues to provide all information required in accordance with IFRS, but believes evaluating its ongoing operating results may not be as useful if an investor is limited to reviewing only IFRS financial measures. Accordingly, the Company uses non-IFRS financial information to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. The primary non-IFRS financial measures utilized by the Company include adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is non-IFRS financial measure which the Company defines as net profit plus amortization, impairment, interest expense, tax expense, share-based compensation expense and unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain).

To supplement the Company's financial statements presented on an IFRS basis, we believe that these non-IFRS measures provide useful information about the Company's core operating results and thus are appropriate to enhance the overall understanding of the Company's past financial performance and its prospects for the future. These adjustments to the Company's IFRS results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of the Company's underlying operational results and trends and performance. Management uses these non-IFRS measures to evaluate the Company's financial results, develop budgets, manage expenditures, and determine employee compensation. The presentation of additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for or superior to net (loss) earnings or net (loss) earnings per share determined in accordance with IFRS.


All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars. This notice is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Company's financial statements and accompanying Management Discussion and Analysis, which are accessible on the SEC'S website at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About PNI Digital Media - Founded in 1995, PNI Digital Media operates the PNI Digital Media Platform, which provides transaction processing and order routing services for major retailers. The PNI Digital Media Platform connects consumer-ordered digital content, whether from online, in-store kiosks, desktop software or mobile phones, with retailers that have on-demand manufacturing capabilities for the production of personalized products such as photos, photo books and calendars, business cards and stationery. PNI Digital Media successfully generates millions of transactions each year for retailers and their thousands of locations worldwide.

Further information on our company can be found at www.pnimedia.com.

The statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. PNI Digital Media's actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in technology, employee retention, inability to deliver on contracts, failure of customers to continue marketing the online solution, competition, general economic conditions, foreign exchange and other risks detailed in the Company's annual report and other filings. Additional information related to the Company can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the SEC'S website at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. PNI Digital Media shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

The TSX has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained in this release. PNI Digital Media relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

PNI Digital Media is a registered trademark of PNI Digital Media Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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