Majesco updates fiscal 08 results

By Mike, Friday, 30 January 2009 08:45 GMT

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Majesco has announced that it has updated its fiscal results for 2008 by revealing its net income for the three and twelve months ending October 31, 2008 was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share and $3.4 million, or $0.12 per share, respectively.

This compares to a net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2008 of $0.9 million, – $0.03 per share and net income for the twelve months ended October 31, 2008 of $2.1 million, or $0.08 per share, which announced earlier this month.

The reason for the updated financial results are to “reflect a renegotiation of the settlement of securities class action litigation brought on behalf of a purported class of purchasers of Majesco securities pending in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey,” says the release.

If the court approves the settlement, “Majesco will make a cash payment of $0.7 million and will contribute one million shares of its common stock.”

Full thing after the break.

By Mike Bowden

Majesco Entertainment Updates Fiscal 2008 Financial Results for Subsequent Event Due to Renegotiation of Securities Class Action Litigation

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EDISON, N.J., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL – News), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that its net income for the three and twelve months ended October 31, 2008 was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share and $3.4 million, or $0.12 per share, respectively. This compares to a net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2008 of $0.9 million or $0.03 per share and net income for the twelve months ended October 31, 2008 of $2.1 million, or $0.08 per share, which was previously announced in a press release on January 13, 2009.
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The previously announced financial results were updated to reflect a renegotiation of the settlement of securities class action litigation brought on behalf of a purported class of purchasers of Majesco securities pending in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. The amendment to the settlement occurred after the Company’s earnings release on January 13, 2009 and prior to the Company’s filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K. The amended settlement terms reduce the overall costs of the settlement to the Company, in addition to reducing the number of shares that would have been issued under the original settlement.

Under the terms of the amended settlement, which is subject to court approval, Majesco will make a cash payment of $0.7 million and will contribute one million shares of its common stock. Claimants will also receive a cash payment from the Company’s insurance. The shares and cash will be distributed to the settlement class if and when the court grants final approval to the settlement and the settlement becomes effective. As a result of the change in the settlement agreement the Company will revise the estimated charge for the settlement to $1.25 million, representing the cash payment of $0.7 million and the value of one million shares as of the last day of the Company’s 2008 fiscal year. The final value of the settlement may change if the price of the stock is different than $0.55 at the time the shares are distributed. The Company will adjust the fair value of the liability to the fair value of the common stock expected to be distributed at each balance sheet date and record the resulting change as a non-cash charge, or gain, to earnings in each period until the common stock is distributed.

The Company had previously recorded a $2.5 million charge for its contribution to the original settlement in its second quarter ended April 30, 2007. That charge reflected the expected value of the securities to be paid to the plaintiffs, which under that agreement was a minimum of 1.875 million shares, but no less than $2.5 million in value.

About Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on 20 years of operating history, Majesco is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama(TM) and Cake Mania┬«2 for Nintendo DS(TM), and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii(TM). Majesco’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com.

Safe Harbor

Some statements set forth in this release, contain forward-looking statements that are subject to change. Statements including words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate” or “expect” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or actual future results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors which could cause our results to differ materially from our expectations include the following: consumer demand for our products, the availability of an adequate supply of, current-generation and next-generation gaming hardware, including but not limited to Nintendo’s DS and Wii(TM) platforms; our ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms; consumer spending trends; the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game segment; timely development and release of our products; competition in the interactive entertainment industry; developments in the law regarding protection of our products; our ability to secure licenses to valuable entertainment properties on favorable terms; our ability to manage expenses; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; adoption of new accounting regulations and standards; adverse changes in the securities markets; our ability to comply with continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq stock exchange; the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity; final resolution of the class action and other litigation on terms acceptable to the Company, and other factors described in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2007. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to release publicly the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share amounts)

Year Ended Three Months Ended
October 31, October 31,
——————- ——————–
2008 2007 2008 2007
——– ——– ——— ———
Net revenues $63,887 $50,967 $17,992 $11,898
——– ——– ——— ———
Cost of sales
Product costs 28,881 25,936 9,335 6,117
Software development costs
and license fees 11,917 7,746 3,663 2,068
——– ——– ——— ———
40,798 33,682 12,998 8,185
——– ——– ——— ———
Gross profit 23,089 17,285 4,994 3,713
Operating costs and expenses
Product research and
development 3,306 2,311 885 624
Selling and marketing 8,628 7,421 2,144 1,748
General and administrative 9,549 8,376 2,684 2,304
Depreciation and amortization 300 296 78 76
(Gain) loss on settlements – (266) – 17
Settlement of litigation and
related charges, net (1,572) 2,822 1,250 322
Loss on impairment of
software development costs 101 154 101 119
——– ——– ——— ———
20,312 21,114 4,642 5,210
——– ——– ——— ———
Operating income (loss) 2,777 (3,829) 352 (1,497)
Other expenses (income)
Interest and financing
costs, net 649 1,552 232 75
Change in fair value of
warrants (1,250) (611) (293) (611)
——– ——– ——— ———
Income (loss) before
income taxes 3,378 (4,770) 413 (961)
Income taxes 26 – 26 –
——– ——– ——— ———
Net income (loss) $3,352 $(4,770) $387 $(961)
——– ——– ——— ———
Net income (loss) per share:
Basic and diluted $0.12 $(0.20) $0.01 $(0.04)
======== ======== ========= =========
Weighted average
shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 27,547,211 23,891,860 26,893,386 24,439,973
========== ========== ========== ==========

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share amounts)

October 31,
———–
2008 2007
—- —-
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $5,505 $7,277
Accounts and other receivables 3,032 670
Inventory 5,619 3,850
Capitalized software development costs and
license fees, current portion 6,812 2,171
Prepaid expenses 1,956 1,128
—– —–
Total current assets 22,924 15,096
Property and equipment – net 563 568
Capitalized software development costs and
license fees, net of current portion – 549
Other assets 83 100
— —
Total assets $23,570 $16,313
======= =======
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $10,697 $7,488
Share-based litigation settlement 1,250 2,822
Due to factor 983 1,527
Customer billings due to distribution partner 1,487 –
Inventory financing payables 1,540 –
Advances from customers 265 425
— —
Total current liabilities 16,222 12,262
Warrant liability 211 1,460
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock – $.001 par value; 250,000,000
shares authorized; 30,127,950 and 28,675,962
issued and outstanding at October 31, 2008 and
October 31, 2007 respectively 30 29
Additional paid in capital 101,722 100,201
Accumulated deficit (94,172) (97,524)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (443) (115)
—– —–
Net stockholders’ equity 7,137 2,591
—– —–
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $23,570 $16,313
======= =======

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP to Non-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
October 31 October 31
—————– —————-
2008 2007 2008 2007
——- ——– ——- ——-
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 352 $(1,497) $2,777 $(3,829)
Settlement of litigation
and related charges, net (1) (1,250) 322 (1,572) 2,822
Non-Cash Compensation (3) $ 439 $ 492 $1,557 $1,505
Gain on settlement of
liabilities and other gains – – – (266)
——- ——– ——- ——-
Non-GAAP operating
income (loss) $ (459) $ (683) $2,762 $232
======= ======== ======= =======

GAAP net income (loss) $ 387 $ (961) $3,352 $(4,770)
Settlement of litigation
and related charges, net (1) (1,250) 322 (1,572) 2,822
Change in fair value
of warrants (2) (293) (611) (1,250) (611)
Non-Cash Compensation (3) $ 439 $ 492 $1,557 $1,505
Gain on settlement of
liabilities and other gains – – (266)
——- ——– ——- ——-
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (717) $ (758) $2,087 $(1,320)
======= ======== ======= =======

GAAP net income (loss)
per diluted share $0.01 $(0.04) $0.12 $(0.20)
Settlement of litigation
and related charges, net (1) (0.05) 0.01 (0.06) 0.12
Change in fair value
of warrants (2) (0.01) (0.02) (0.04) (0.03)
Non-Cash Compensation (3) 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.06
Gain on settlement of
liabilities and other gains – – – (0.01)
——- ——– ——- ——-
Non-GAAP net income (loss)
per diluted share $(0.03) $(0.03) $0.08 $(0.06)
======= ======== ======= =======

Shares used in GAAP and
Non-GAAP per diluted
share amounts 26,893,386 24,439,973 27,547,211 23,891,860
———- ———- ———- ———-

(1) During the year ended October 31, 2007, we recorded charges totaling
$2.8 million in connection with shares of common stock that we have
agreed to issue in settlement of a class action securities litigation
against the Company. The charges totaling $2.8 million represented
the fair value, as of October 31, 2007, of the common stock expected
to be distributed when the settlement becomes effective. During the
year ended October 31, 2008, we reduced charges by $1.6 million in
connection with shares of common stock and cash that we have agreed
to issue under the terms of an amended settlement agreement. The
gain equals the difference between the value of shares of common stock
to be issued under the original settlement agreement and value of cash
and common stock to be issued under the amended agreement. The value
of the shares to be issued in the settlement are revalued at each
balance sheet date, and a corresponding charge or credit to earnings
is recorded to earnings for the amount of the change.

(2) Represents the change in the fair value of warrants, classified as a
liability. The fair value of the warrants is calculated at each
balance sheet date with a corresponding charge or credit to earnings
for the amount of the change in fair value.

(3) Represents expenses recorded for stock compensation expense in
accordance with SFAS 123R. The Company does not consider stock-based
compensation charges when evaluating business performance and
management does not consider stock-based compensation expense in
evaluating its short and long-term operating plans.

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