Company Achieves Profitability Amid Fast Growing Video Delivery Market.
ATEME announced today its preliminary and unaudited results for the year ending December 31st, 2010. With net revenues totaling $22 million in 2010, the video compression solution provider achieved a 57%year-on-year growth. The company achieved profitability for 2010 – a significant achievement considering it was accomplished with the lowest invested capital by any competitor in the video delivery market.
2010 had started with a €6.5 million fundraising from A Plus Finance – a leading French private equity firm – and existing shareholders to enable the company to sustain its investments and keep its technologic edge. This made it possible for the company to successfully launch new products – targeting the converged media space in particular – demonstrating a high degree of flexibility and responsiveness in supporting its highly respected clients – tier one broadcasters and network operators.
The commercial successes came from all regions, with Asia and Latin America in particular showing 3-digit growth rates. ATEME’s incremental revenues came both from strong customer demand in the broadcast contribution and Over-The-Top video spaces and from winning market-share in the mature video head-end market.
This ambitious strategy was rewarded by a significant improvement in all financial metrics.
Not only did the top line revenue beat budget and company expectations, but gross margins exceeded 60% for the year as a result of productivity gains. This was achieved while maintaining a high rate of investments, with R&D spending representing almost 25% of net sales.
In 2011, the company expects significant growth in the Over-The-Top video market with strong demand for file-based and live transcoding coupled with Adaptive Delivery technologies such as Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming. Ateme’s recent product announcement of the TITAN KFE and Live transcoding platform will address this growing opportunity.
ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.