(By Balaseshan) TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), whose brand is synonymous with digital video recorders, reported a loss for the first quarter due to higher costs and one-time past damages from the DISH Network settlement in the last year. Loss and revenue missed Street's expectations, sending its shares down 2.90% in aftermarket.
Loss for the first quarter were $20.77 million or $0.17 per share, compared to a profit of $140.06 million or $1.04 per share last year.
Service and technology revenue jumped 40% to $54.5 million. Analysts had expected a loss of $0.15 per share on revenue of $54.89 million.
Service revenue fell to $30.62 million from $33.33 million, while technology revenue grew to $23.89 million from $5.50 million. Hardware revenue increased to $13.26 million from $6.92 million.
Total subscriptions grew by 524,000 or 27% year-over-year to about 2.5 million users. Total net additions for the latest quarter were 206,000 subscriptions. TiVo-owned churn rate per month narrowed to negative 1.6% from negative 2.3%.
TiVo-owned average revenue per unit (ARPU) per month increased to $8.13 from $7.91, while MSOs' ARPU per month fell to $1.02 from $1.72.
Looking ahead into the second quarter, the company expects service and technology revenue of $53 million to $55 million, while Street predicts $55.65 million. TiVo anticipates net loss of $28 million to $30 million and adjusted EBITDA loss of $16 million to $18 million.
Substantial sequential percentage increases in litigation costs and larger sales & marketing spend to promote the Comcast offering in the San Francisco Bay Area and other markets are expected to impact net loss and adjusted EBITDA loss in the second quarter.
Further, consistent with its view from the fourth quarter fiscal 2012 earnings report, the company still expects to significantly advance towards its aim of approaching breakeven adjusted EBITDA excluding litigation spend for the fiscal 2013. The company still expects lower litigation spend in fiscal 2013 versus the previous year.
TIVO closed Wednesday's regular session down 3.03% at $8.96. The stock has been trading between $7.06 and $12.37 for the past 52 weeks.