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RealNetworks Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

August 15, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Entertainment Newsweekly -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), a leader in personal digital entertainment, announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

For the second quarter of 2014, revenue was $40.8 million, compared to $45.7 million in the previous quarter and $49.9 million in the second quarter of 2013.

"In the second quarter of 2014, we continued to make good progress in our transition into a being a multi-device, cloud-based products and services company," said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO of RealNetworks. "Of particular note is RealPlayer Cloud's rapid growth -- RealPlayer Cloud now has over 5 million users worldwide, up from over 2 million three months ago, and, in aggregate, our users are now uploading over 4.5 terabytes of video per day." RealPlayer Cloud is Real's next generation video product and service, which makes it easy to watch, save and share video across every type of popular digital device.

"During the second quarter, we brought in Mike Mulica to lead the integration of our worldwide sales efforts across our RealPlayer and Mobile Entertainment divisions in order to strengthen our focus on partnerships with global carriers. We also redeployed Max Pellegrini to run the combined product teams and all associated direct-to-consumer marketing. On the games front, we also strengthened our senior team by bringing in Atul Bali to run our overall Games business and by bringing back Rutger Peters and Erik Goossens, the co-founders of Zylom which we acquired in 2006, to run the Casual Games part of the business. We also just announced our new Slingo Adventure game, the first fruit of our Slingo acquisition a year ago. Finally, we also continue to be encouraged by the progress being made by Rhapsody (of which we own approximately 45%), which announced that it now has over 2 million subscribers."

The company also announced that Rob Glaser has been named permanent CEO of RealNetworks. See announcement at http://www.realnetworks.com/press/releases/2014/Glaser-permanent-CEO.aspx.

"While our transition plan will take time to complete and will require more capital than originally anticipated, I'm very confident that we are on the right track and making progress that is setting us up for a return to long-term growth and profitability," said Glaser.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $(21.0) million or $(0.59) per diluted share, compared to $(18.5) million or $(0.52) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2014 was a loss of $(13.1) million, compared to $(5.8) million for the second quarter of 2013. A reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

As of June 30, 2014, the company had $195.0 million in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared to $226.2 million as of December 31, 2013.

Keywords for this news article include: Entertainment, RealNetworks Inc.

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