Avid Technology Announces Q4 and FY 2021 Results
Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID), a leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.
Total revenue increased 14.2% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, led by enterprise and creative subscription growth as well as favorable demand for integrated solutions, continuing the sustained growth trend with four consecutive quarters of year-over-year revenue growth. During the fourth quarter, the recurring revenue components of the Company’s business remained strong with subscription revenue of $34.1 million, up 38.8% year-over-year, and subscription & maintenance revenue of $65.5 million, up 17.9% year-over-year.
The revenue growth, combined with an increased mix of higher-gross margin software subscription revenue and improving integrated solutions gross margin, resulted in fourth quarter Non-GAAP Earnings per Share of $0.46. This strong profitability resulted in net cash provided by operating activities of $27.1 million and Free Cash Flow of $25.0 million in the fourth quarter.
For the full year 2021, Avid’s total revenue increased 13.7% to $409.9 million. Subscription revenue grew 48.9%, to $108.4 million, surpassing 26% of total revenue, up from 20% of total revenue in 2020. During 2021, the Company drove a 150 basis point increase in gross margin to 64.8%. The higher gross margin resulted in continued strong trends in profitability with net income per common share of $0.89 and Non-GAAP Earnings per Share of $1.25, an increase of 92.3% year-over-year. The strong profitability resulted in favorable cash generation with net cash provided by operating activities of $62.5 million and Free Cash Flow of $55.7 million, an increase of 64.4% year-over-year.
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