Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. The Company reported revenue for the fourth quarter and full year of $56.4 million and $197.6 million, respectively.
Dan Taitz, Interim Principal Executive Officer, said, "The Company produced higher Adjusted EBITDA for both the fourth quarter and full-year compared to the respective 2011 periods due to important actions taken to lower our cost structure and align our businesses for the future. Merchandising delivered a strong holiday season and a good year overall with strong revenue growth and improved profit margins. MSLO still has much work to do in 2013 as the Company positions itself to return to sustained profitability."
Fourth Quarter 2012 Summary: Total revenues were $56.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $61.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, due to lower revenues in the publishing and broadcasting segments, partially off-set by higher merchandising revenues.
Total operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $1.4 million, compared with a loss of $(0.04) million in the prior-year period. The fourth quarter of 2012 included $(3.5) million in charges related to the restructuring moves in our media business. The fourth quarter of 2011 included a $(1.3) million restructuring charge related to severance costs and staffing adjustments.
Full-Year 2012 Summary: Total revenues were $197.6 million in 2012, compared to $221.4 million in 2011.
Total operating loss for the full-year 2012 was $(56.4) million, compared to an operating loss of $(18.6) million in 2011. Included in 2012 results were restructuring and other non-recurring charges of $(49.1) million, which included a $(44.3) million non-cash impairment charge reflecting the write-down of goodwill related to the Company's publishing segment. Restructuring and other non-recurring charges in 2011 totaled $(5.1) million.
Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the aforementioned charges, was $0.5 million for 2012, compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $(4.0) million in the prior year.