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AirMedia Group Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Unaudited Financial Results

2008-02-26 04:15 888

BEIJING, Feb. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN), the operator of the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.

Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights

-- Total revenues increased 164.4% year-over-year and 53.3% sequentially

to US$16.3 million;

-- Net revenues increased 168.6% year-over-year and 54.0% sequentially to

US$15.6 million;

-- Net income increased 273.1% year-over-year to US$6.1 million. Basic

and diluted income per ADS was both US$0.09;

-- Adjusted income (a non-GAAP measure), which excluded share-based

compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible

assets, increased 310.6% year-over-year and 121.8% sequentially to

US$7.0 million. Adjusted basic and diluted income per ADS (a non-GAAP

measure) was US$0.14 and US$0.12, respectively.

"AirMedia achieved solid growth during the fourth quarter, as we experienced further expansion of our revenue base through increased utilization of our product offerings by both new and existing clients," remarked Herman Man Guo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AirMedia. "This growth was complemented by the implementation of several critical business initiatives, specifically the launching of our new digital frames network, which quickly received strong customer demand and contributed to our strong results this quarter and will continue to drive AirMedia's growth."

Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Highlights

-- Total revenues increased 130.8% year-over-year to US$43.6 million

-- Net revenues increased 132.1% year-over-year to US$41.6 million;

-- Net loss was US$5.1 million, which included a one-time share-based

compensation expense of US$17.5 million in the third quarter of 2007,

as compared to net income of $4.1 million in 2006. Basic and diluted

loss per ADS was both US$0.23;

-- Adjusted income (a non-GAAP measure), which excluded share-based

compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible

assets, increased 245.8% year-over-year to US$14.2 million. Adjusted

basic and diluted income per ADS (a non-GAAP measure) was both US$0.38.

"2007 was an important and successful year for AirMedia. Our Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ market was well received and has strengthened our position as the largest digital media network operator in the air travel advertising field," continued Herman Man Guo. "We have recently signed several important agreements with both our suppliers and clients. The business momentum and interest we have generated during the past year leaves us in an excellent position for 2008."

Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Total revenues by product line for the fourth quarter of 2007, the third quarter of 2007 and the fourth quarter of 2006 were as follows (numbers in USD 000's except for percentage):

Quarter Quarter

Ended % of Ended % of

December Total September Total

31, 2007 Revenues 30, 2007 Revenues

Digital TV screens in airports 9,408 57.8% 6,953 65.4%

Digital TV screens on airplanes 4,141 25.4% 2,550 24.0%

Digital frames in airports 1,263 7.8% -- --

Other displays 1,475 9.0% 1,122 10.6%

Total revenues 16,287 100.0% 10,625 100.0%

Net revenues 15,606 10,137

Quarter

Ended % of Y/Y Q/Q

December Total Growth Growth

31, 2006 Revenues rate rate

Digital TV screens in airports 2,944 47.8% 219.6% 35.3%

Digital TV screens on airplanes 1,992 32.3% 107.9% 62.4%

Digital frames in airports -- -- -- --

Other displays 1,225 19.9% 20.4% 31.5%

Total revenues 6,161 100.0% 164.4% 53.3%

Net revenues 5,810 168.6% 54.0%

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 reached US$16.3 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 164.4% from US$6.2 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 53.3% from US$10.6 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increases were due to the increases of revenues from all of our product lines.

Revenues from digital TV screens in airports for the fourth quarter of 2007 grew 219.6% year-over-year and 35.3% sequentially to US$9.4 million. The year-over-year increase was due to the increase of average advertising revenue per time slot sold (or "ASP") and utilization rate. Please refer to "Summary of Selected Operating Data" for detailed definitions. The sequential increase was due to the increase of utilization rate. Utilization rate increased by 1.8 percentage points year-over-year and 7.4 percentage points sequentially to 40.8% due to continued sales efforts and better acceptance of AirMedia's digital media by advertisers. ASP increased 47.9% year-over-year and decreased 6.3% sequentially to US$1,023. The year-over-year increase of ASP was because AirMedia increased its listing prices of all digital screens in airports twice by over 30% respectively in the beginning of April 2007 and October 2007. The sequential decrease of ASP was due to the increase of the utilization rate of airports in the second and third tier cities with lower listing and selling prices, accounting for a greater percentage of revenues from digital TV screens in airports.

Revenues from digital TV screens on airplanes for the fourth quarter of 2007 grew 107.9% year-over-year and 62.4% sequentially to US$4.1 million primarily due to the increase of ASP and utilization rate. ASP increased 98.2% year-over-year and 7.5% sequentially to US$14,957. The year-over-year increase of ASP was because AirMedia increased its listing prices of digital screens on all airlines twice by over 30% respectively in the beginning of April 2007 and October 2007. Utilization rate increased 0.5 percentage points year-over-year and 19.8 percentage points sequentially to 61.6%. Utilization rate increased due to continued sales efforts and better acceptance of AirMedia's digital media by advertisers.

We started to generate revenues from digital frames in airports in December 2007 from the placement of clients' advertisements on the newly-upgraded digital frames at Terminal 2 of Beijing Capital International Airport since the beginning of December 2007. As of December 31, 2007, AirMedia completed the installation of digital frame network at Terminals 2 and 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. The Company expects that revenues from digital frames will constitute a significant part of total revenues in 2008.

Please refer to "Summary of Selected Operating Data" for more operating data.

Business tax and other sales tax for the fourth quarter of 2007 was 681,000, representing a year-over-year increase of 94.0% from 351,000 in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 39.5% from 488,000 in the previous quarter due to our business expansion.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 reached US$15.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 168.6% from US$5.8 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 54.0% from US$10.1 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increases were due to the increase of total revenues.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$7.1 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 141.4% from US$2.9 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 36.7% from US$5.2 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year and sequential increases of cost of revenues were due to the increases of concession fees and other components of cost of revenues. Cost of revenues as a percentage of net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2007 decreased to 45.6% from 50.7% in the same period one year ago and 51.4% in the previous quarter because the cost of revenues did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

AirMedia incurs concession fees to airports for placing and operating digital TV screens and other displays, and to airlines for placing programs on their digital TV screens. Most of the concession fees are fixed with a yearly escalation. The total concession fee under each concession right agreement is charged to the consolidated statements of operations on a straight-line basis over the agreement periods, which is generally between three and five years. Concession fees for the fourth quarter of 2007 were US$3.5 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 79.6% from US$1.9 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 15.4% from US$3.0 million in the previous quarter due to additional concession contracts. Concession fees as a percentage of net revenues in the fourth quarter of 2007 decreased to 22.4% from 33.5% in the same period one year ago and 29.9% in the previous quarter because concession fees did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$8.5 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 196.6% from US$2.9 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 72.2% from US$4.9 million in the previous quarter.

Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2007 was 54.4%, up from 49.3% in the same period one year ago and 48.6% in the previous quarter. The increase of gross margin was because cost of revenues did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2007, the third quarter of 2007 and the fourth quarter of 2006 were as follows (numbers in USD 000's except for percentage):

Quarter Quarter

Ended Ended

December % of Net September % of Net

31, 2007 Revenues 30, 2007 Revenues

Selling and marketing expenses 1,823 11.7% 1,146 11.3%

General and administrative expenses 1,910 12.2% 19,135 188.8%

Total operating expenses 3,733 23.9% 20,281 200.1%

Total operating expenses excluding

share-based compensation expenses

and amortization of acquired

intangible assets (a non-GAAP

measure) 2,893 18.5% 1,886 18.6%

Quarter

Ended Y/Y Q/Q

December % of Net Growth Growth

31, 2006 Revenues rate rate

Selling and marketing expenses 836 14.4% 118.1% 59.1%

General and administrative expenses 447 7.7% 327.3% -90.0%

Total operating expenses 1,283 22.1% 191.0% -81.6%

Total operating expenses excluding

share-based compensation expenses

and amortization of acquired

intangible assets (a non-GAAP

measure) 1,229 21.2% 135.4% 53.4%

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2007 were US$3.7 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 190.9% from US$1.3 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential decrease of 81.6% from US$20.3 million in the previous quarter.

Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2007 included share-based compensation expenses of US$774,000 while there were no share-based compensation expenses in the same period one year ago. Total operating expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter of 2007 were US$2.9 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 135.4% from US$1.2 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 53.4% from US$1.9 million in the previous quarter. Total operating expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets as a percentage of net revenues (a non-GAAP measure) in the fourth quarter of 2007 decreased to 18.5% from 21.2% in the same period one year ago and 18.6% in the previous quarter.

Selling and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2007 were US$1.8 million including $174,000 in share-based compensation expenses, representing a year-over-year increase of 118.1% from US$836,000 in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 59.1% from US$1.1 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to expansion of the direct sales force and share-based compensation expenses in connection with the employee stock option grants made on July 2, 2007, July 20, 2007 and November 29, 2007. The sequential increase was primarily due to expansion of the direct sales force.

General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2007 were US$1.9 million including $600,000 in share-based compensation expenses, representing a year-over-year increase of 327.1% from US$447,000 in the same period one year ago and a sequential decrease of 90.0% from US$19.1 million in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to headcount increases, higher professional expenses and share-based compensation expenses in connection with the employee stock option grants made on July 2, 2007, July 20, 2007 and November 29, 2007. The sequential decrease was primarily because that there was a one-time share-based compensation expense of US$17.5 million included in the third quarter of 2007 in connection with the one-time share transfer of 5,000,000 ordinary shares in September 2007 by a principal shareholder of the company to Mr. Herman Man Guo in recognition of his service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Income from Operations

Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$4.8 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 201.3% from US$1.6 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase from loss from operations of US$15.4 million in the previous quarter.

Income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter of 2007 was 5.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 242.7% from 1.6 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 83.8% from 3.0 million. Operating margin excluding the effect of share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter of 2007 was 35.9%, as compared to 28.1% in the same period one year ago and 30.0% in the previous quarter.

Net Income

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$6.1 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 273.1% from US$1.6 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase from net loss of US$15.3 million in the previous quarter. The US GAAP diluted income per ADS for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$0.09, compared to US GAAP diluted income per ADS of US$0.02 in the same period one year ago and US GAAP diluted loss per ADS of US$0.54 in the previous quarter.

Adjusted income (a non-GAAP measure) for the further quarter of 2007, which excluded share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets, was US$7.0 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 310.6% from US$1.7 million in the same period one year ago and a sequential increase of 121.8% from US$3.1 million in the previous quarter. Diluted adjusted income per ADS (a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter of 2007 was US$0.12, as compared to diluted adjusted income per ADS of US$0.06 in the same period one year ago and diluted adjusted income per ADS of US$0.10 in the previous quarter.

Please refer to the attached table for a reconciliation of net income/loss and basic and diluted income/loss per ADS under US GAAP to adjusted income/loss and basic and diluted adjusted income/loss per ADS.

Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Total revenues by product line for fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2006 were as follows (figures in USD 000's except for percentage):

Year Year

Ended % of Ended % of Y/Y

December Total December Total Growth

31, 2007 Revenues 31, 2006 Revenues rate

Digital TV screens in airports 26,921 61.7% 10,502 55.6% 156.3%

Digital TV screens on airplanes 11,093 25.4% 4,868 25.8% 127.9%

Digital frames in airports 1,263 2.9% -- -- --

Other displays 4,334 10.0% 3,526 18.6% 22.9%

Total revenues 43,611 100.0% 18,896 100.0% 130.8%

Net revenues 41,628 17,935 132.1%

Total revenues for the fiscal year 2007 were US$43.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 130.8% from US$18.9 million in fiscal year 2006. The year-over-year increase was due to the increases of revenues from all of our product lines.

Revenues from digital TV screens in airports for fiscal year 2007 grew 156.3% year-over-year to US$26.9 million primarily due to the increase of ASP and utilization rate. ASP increased 30.2% year-over-year to US$949. The Company increased its listing prices of digital screens in all airports twice by over 30% each time in the beginning of October 2007 and April 2007. Utilization rate increased by 2.9 percentage points year-over-year to 36.6% due to continued sales efforts and higher acceptance of AirMedia's digital media by advertisers. The absolute growth rate of the utilization rate was offset by the increase of the number of airports in operation, which increased to 39 airports at the end of December 31, 2007 from 28 airports at the end of December 31, 2006, and the increase of the length of the advertising cycle in airports from 20 minutes per hour of the programs to 25 minutes per hour in the beginning of 2007.

Revenues from digital TV screens on airplanes for fiscal year 2007 grew 127.9% year-over-year to US$11.1 million primarily due to the increase of ASP and the utilization rate. ASP increased 53.2% year-over-year to US$13,132. The Company increased its listing prices of digital screens on all the airlines twice by over 30% each time in the beginning of April 2007 and October 2007. Utilization rate increased by 6.3 percentage points year-over-year to 48.2% due to continued sales efforts and better acceptance of AirMedia's digital media by advertisers.

Please refer to "Summary of Selected Operating Data" for more operating data.

Business tax and other sales tax for fiscal year 2007 was 2.0 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 106.3% from 961,000 in fiscal year 2006 due to our business expansion.

Net revenues for the fiscal year 2007 were US$41.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 132.1% from US$17.9 million in fiscal year 2006. The year-over-year increase was due to the increases of total revenues.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues for fiscal year 2007 was US$21.4 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 112.8% from US$10.0 million in fiscal year 2006. The year-over-year and sequential increases of cost of revenues were due to the increases of concession fees and other components of cost of revenues. Cost of revenues as a percentage of net revenues in fiscal year 2007 decreased to 51.3% from 56.0% in fiscal year 2006 primarily because cost of revenues did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

Concession fees for fiscal year 2007 were US$12.0 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 77.4% from US$6.8 million in fiscal year 2006 due to additional new concession contracts. Concession fees as a percentage of net revenues in fiscal year 2007 decreased to 28.8% from 37.7% in fiscal year 2006 because concession fees did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for fiscal year 2007 was US$20.3 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 156.7% from US$7.9 million in the same period one year ago.

Gross profit as a percentage of net revenues for fiscal year 2007 was 48.7%, up from 44.0% in fiscal year 2006. The increase of gross margin was primarily because cost of revenues did not increase in line with the increase of net revenues.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses for fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2006 were as follows (figures in USD 000's except for percentage):

Year Year

Ended % of Ended % of Y/Y

December Net December Net Growth

31, 2007 Revenues 31, 2006 Revenues rate

Selling and marketing

expenses 4,813 11.6% 2,751 15.3% 75.0%

General and administrative

expenses 21,982 52.8% 1,293 7.2% 1600.1%

Total operating expenses 26,795 64.4% 4,044 22.5% 562.6%

Total operating expenses

excluding share-based

compensation expenses and

amortization of acquired

intangible assets (a

non-GAAP measure) 7,436 17.9% 3,990 22.2% 86.4%

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2007 were US$26.8 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 562.6% from US$4.0 million in fiscal year 2006.

Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2007 included share-based compensation expenses of US$19.1 million while there were no share-based compensation expenses in fiscal year 2006. Total operating expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for fiscal year 2007 were US$7.4 million, a year-over-year increase of 86.4% from US$4.0 million in fiscal year 2006. Total operating expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets as a percentage of net revenues (a non-GAAP measure) in fiscal year 2007 decreased to 17.9% from 22.2% in fiscal year 2006.

Selling and marketing expenses for fiscal year 2007 were US$4.8 million including US$274,000 in share-based compensation expenses, representing a year-over-year increase of 75.0% from US$2.8 million in fiscal year 2006. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to expansion of the direct sales force and share-based compensation expenses in connection with the employee stock option grants made on July 2, 2007, July 20, 2007 and November 29, 2007.

General and administrative expenses for fiscal year 2007 were US$22.0 million including $18.8 million in share-based compensation expenses, representing a year-over-year increase of 1600.1% from US$1.3 million in fiscal year 2006. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the increase of share-based compensation expenses in connection with the one-time share transfer of 5,000,000 ordinary shares in September 2007 as explained above and the employee stock option grants made on July 2, 2007, July 20, 2007 and November 29, 2007, headcount increases and higher professional expenses.

Income from Operations

Loss from operations for fiscal year 2007 was US$6.5 million, as compared to income from operations of US$3.9 million in fiscal year 2006.

Income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for fiscal year 2007 was 12.8 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 228.4% from 3.9 million in fiscal year 2006. Operating margin excluding the effect of share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets (a non-GAAP measure) for fiscal year 2007 was 30.8%, as compared to 21.8% in fiscal year 2006.

Net Income

Net loss for fiscal year 2007 was US$5.1 million, as compared to net income of US$4.1 million in fiscal year 2006. The US GAAP diluted loss per ADS for fiscal year 2007 was US$0.23, as compared to US GAAP diluted income per ADS of US$0.06 in fiscal year 2006.

Adjusted income (a non-GAAP measure) for fiscal year 2007, which excluded share-based compensation expenses and amortization of acquired intangible assets, was US$14.2 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 245.8% from US$4.1 million in fiscal year 2006. Diluted adjusted income per ADS (a non-GAAP measure) for fiscal year 2007 was US$0.38, as compared to diluted adjusted income per ADS of US$0.14 in fiscal year 2006.

Please refer to the attached table for a reconciliation of net income/loss and basic and diluted income/loss per ADS under US GAAP to adjusted income/loss and basic and diluted adjusted income/loss per ADS.

"We demonstrated strong financial results during both the fourth quarter and full year of 2007, and delivered increased revenues while effectively managing our costs," remarked Conor Chiahung Yang, Chief Financial Officer of AirMedia. "Due to these efforts, we expect our results to improve in the coming quarters as we continue to sign new concession contracts and obtain more business from our clients."

Other Recent Developments

In January 2008, AirMedia entered into a new concession contract with China National Aviation Media & Advertising Company, a subsidiary company of China National Aviation Holding Company, to operate additional 3-minute advertising time on the airplanes of Air China from March 1, 2008 to June 31, 2009, which will increase its capacity to meet the high demand for Air China's advertisements from clients.

AirMedia increased its listing prices of digital TV screens in four selected airports starting from January 1, 2008, including over 50% in Beijing and over 15% in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. AirMedia also increased its listing prices in digital frames of Beijing Capital International Airport by over 30% starting from January 1, 2008.

By the end of December 2007, AirMedia completed the installation of digital frames at Terminals 2 and 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. AirMedia also installed 328 digital TV screens at Terminal 3 which increased AirMedia's total number of digital TV screens in Beijing Capital International Airport to over 420.

Ken Zijian Zeng, former General Manager of Asiaray Media Group, joined AirMedia as Executive President in January 2008. His joining will further strengthen AirMedia's relationship with its partners and enlarge its customer base.

Business Outlook

As a result of current business visibility, AirMedia currently expects the following financial results for the first quarter of 2008:

-- Total Revenues for the first quarter of 2008 will be in an amount

ranging from US$19.0 million to US$21.0 million, representing a year-

over-year increase of 130.9% to 155.2% from the same period of 2007;

The above forecast reflects AirMedia's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change. Please refer to our Safe Harbor Statement for the factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Summary of Selected Operating Data

Quarter Quarter Quarter

Ended Ended Ended YOY QOQ

December September December Growth Growth

31, 2007 30, 2007 31, 2006 Rate Rate

Digital TV screens in

airports

Number of airports in

operation 39 37 28 39.3% 5.4%

Number of time slots

available for sale (1) 22,557 19,050 10,920 106.6% 18.4%

Number of time slots

sold (2) 9,198 6,364 4,256 116.1% 44.5%

Utilization rate (3) 40.8% 33.4% 39.0% 1.8% 7.4%

Average advertising

revenue per time slot

sold (4) US$1,023 US$1,092 US$692 47.8% -6.3%

Digital TV screens on

airplanes

Number of airlines in

operation 9 9 9 -- --

Number of time slots

available for sale (1) 450 438 432 4.2% 2.7%

Number of time slots

sold (2) 277 183 264 4.9% 51.4%

Utilization rate (3) 61.6% 41.8% 61.1% 0.5% 19.8%

Average advertising

revenue per time slot

sold (5) US$14,957 US$13,916 US$7,548 98.2% 7.5%

Year Ended Year Ended YOY

December December Growth

31, 2007 31, 2006 Rate

Digital TV screens in airports

Number of airports in operation 39 28 39.3%

Number of time slots available for

sale (1) 77,574 42,800 81.2%

Number of time slots sold (2) 28,359 14,409 96.8%

Utilization rate (3) 36.6% 33.7% 2.9%

Average advertising revenue per

time slot sold (4) US$949 US$729 30.2%

Digital TV screens on airplanes

Number of airlines in operation 9 9 --

Number of time slots available for

sale (1) 1,752 1,356 29.2%

Number of time slots sold (2) 845 568 48.8%

Utilization rate (3) 48.2% 41.9% 6.3%

Average advertising revenue per

time slot sold (5) US$13,132 US$8,572 53.2%

Notes:

(1) We define a time slot as a 30-second equivalent advertising time unit

for digital TV screens in airports and digital TV screens on

airplanes, which is shown during each advertising cycle on a weekly

basis in a given airport or on a monthly basis on the routes of a

given airline, respectively. Our airport advertising programs are

shown repeatedly on a daily basis during a given week in one-hour

cycles and each hour of programming includes 25 minutes of

advertising content, which allows us to sell a maximum of 50 time

slots per week. The number of time slots available for our digital TV

screens in airports during the period presented is calculated by

multiplying the time slots per week per airport by the number of

weeks during the period presented when we had operations in each

airport and then calculating the sum of all the time slots available

for each of our network airports. The length of our in-flight

programs typically ranges from approximately 45 minutes to an hour

per flight, approximately five to 13 minutes of which consist of

advertising content. The number of time slots available for our

digital TV screens on airplanes during the period presented is

calculated by multiplying the time slots per airline per month by

the number of months during the period presented when we had

operations on each airline and then calculating the sum of all the

time slots for each of our network airlines.

(2) Number of time slots sold refers to the number of 30-second

equivalent advertising time units sold during the period presented.

(3) Utilization rate refers to total time slots sold as a percentage of

total time slots available for sale during the relevant period.

(4) Average advertising revenue per time slot sold for digital TV screens

in airports is calculated by dividing our revenues derived from

digital TV screens in airports by the number of time slots sold for

digital TV screens in airports.

(5) Average advertising revenue per time slot sold for digital TV screens

on airplanes is calculated by dividing our revenues derived from

digital TV screens on airplanes by the number of time slots sold for

digital TV screens on airplanes.

Earnings Conference Call Details

AirMedia will hold a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter 2007 earnings at 8:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on February 25, 2008 (5:00 PM U.S. Pacific Time on February 25, 2008; 9:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong time on February 26, 2008).

AirMedia's management team will be on the call to discuss the financial results and highlights and to answer questions. The toll-free number for U.S. participants is +1-866-271-5140. The toll number for UK participants is +44-207-365-8426. The toll number for Hong Kong participants is +852-3002-1672. The toll number for other international participants is +1-617-213-8893. The pass code for all participants is AMCN.

A replay of the call will be available for 1 week between 10:00 pm Eastern Time on February 25, 2008 and 10:00 pm Eastern Time on March 3, 2008. The toll-free number for U.S callers is +1-888-286-8010 and the dial-in number for international callers is +1-617-801-6888. The pass code for the replay is 19666414.

Additionally, a live and archived web cast of this call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the AirMedia corporate website at http://ir.airmedia.net.cn .

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company's management uses non-GAAP financial measures to gain an understanding of the Company's comparative operating performance and future prospects. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain special items, including (1) amortization of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (2) amortization of acquired intangible assets. Non-GAAP financial measures are used by the Company's management in their financial and operating decision-making, because management believes they reflect the Company's ongoing business in a manner that allows meaningful period-to-period comparisons. The Company's management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Company's current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose. Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain charges that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results.

The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations. They do not include all items of income and expense that affect the Company's operations. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies and, with respect to the non-GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items under GAAP, do not reflect any benefit that such items may confer to the Company. Management compensates for these limitations by also considering the Company's financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered superior to, in isolation from or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with US GAAP.

Note to the Financial Information

The financial information disclosed above is unaudited. The audit of the financial statements and related notes to be included in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2007 is still in progress.

Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between our audited financial statements and this unaudited financial information.

About AirMedia Group Inc.

AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN) operates the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising. AirMedia has contractual concession rights to operate digital TV screens in 52 airports, including 28 out of the 30 largest airports in China, and has contractual concession rights to place its programs on the routes operated by 9 airlines, including the three largest airlines in China. In addition, AirMedia also has contractual concession rights to operate 46-inch digital frames and large size digital frames ranging from 63 to 70 inches in several major airports. AirMedia also offers advertisers other media platforms in airports, such as 360-degree LED displays, mega display screens, and shuttle bus displays etc. For more information about AirMedia, please visit http://www.airmedia.net.cn .

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as AirMedia Group Inc.'s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. AirMedia may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AirMedia's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, if advertisers or the viewing public do not accept, or lose interest in, our air travel digital media network, we may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow from our operating activities and our prospects and results of operations could be negatively affected; we derive substantially all of our revenues from the provision of air travel advertising services, and if there is a downturn in the air travel advertising industry, we may not be able to diversify our revenue sources; if we are unable to retain existing concession rights contracts or obtain new concession rights contracts on commercially advantageous terms that allow us to place or operate the digital TV screens in airports or on airplanes, we may be unable to maintain or expand our network coverage and our business and prospects may be harmed; a substantial majority of our revenues are currently concentrated in the five largest airports and three largest airlines in China, and if any of these airports or airlines experiences a material business disruption, our ability to generate revenues and our results of operations would be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia's limited operating history makes it difficult to evaluate our future prospects and results of operations; and other risks outlined in AirMedia's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AirMedia does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

AirMedia Group Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In U.S. dollars in thousands)

December 31, December 31,

2007 2006

Assets

Current assets:

Cash 210,915 2,086

Accounts receivable 13,478 5,261

Prepaid concession fees 13,130 1,204

Other current assets 2,393 1,377

Deferred tax assets - current 95 81

Total current assets 240,011 10,009

Acquired intangible assets, net 4,862 4,885

Property and equipment, net 15,985 4,519

Long term deposits 4,706 750

Long-term investment 788 --

Deferred tax assets - non-current 507 384

TOTAL ASSETS 266,859 20,547

Liabilities

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable 4,666 2,863

Accrued expenses and other current

liabilities 1,309 1,297

Deferred revenue 1,712 1,162

Income tax payable 32 --

Amounts due to related parties 11 2,366

Amounts due to shareholders -- 211

Total current liabilities 7,730 7,899

Non-current liabilities:

Deferred tax liability - non-current 1,527 1,612

Total liabilities 9,257 9,511

Minority interest (3) (1)

Series A convertible redeemable

preferred shares -- 13,736

Series A subscription receivable -- (2,920)

Shareholders' equity

Ordinary shares 133 62

Ordinary shares subscription

receivable -- (62)

Additional paid-in capital 263,130 --

Statutory reserve 1,782 102

Accumulated deficiency (10,317) (174)

Accumulated other comprehensive

income 2,877 293

Total shareholders' equity 257,605 221

TOTAL LIABILITIES, MINORITY INTEREST,

SERIES A CONVERTIBLE REDEEMABLE

PREFERRED SHARES, AND SHAREHOLDERS'

EQUITY 266,859 20,547

AirMedia Group Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In U.S. dollars in thousands, except share related data)

Three Months Ended

Dec. 31, Sep. 30, Dec. 31,

2007 2007 2006

Revenues 16,287 10,625 6,161

Business tax and other sales tax (681) (488) (351)

Net revenues 15,606 10,137 5,810

Cost of revenues 7,117 5,206 2,948

Gross profit (loss) 8,489 4,931 2,862

Operating expenses:

Selling and marketing * 1,823 1,146 836

General and administrative * 1,910 19,135 447

Total operating expenses 3,733 20,281 1,283

Income/(loss) from operations 4,756 (15,350) 1,579

Interest income 1,369 303 6

Income/(loss) before income taxes

and minority interest 6,125 (15,047) 1,585

Income tax expense (181) 51 (57)

- Current 32

- Deferred (213) 51 (57)

Net income/(loss) before minority

Interest 6,306 (15,098) 1,642

Minority interest (4) 3 1

Loss from equity accounted

investment (174) (158) --

Net income (loss) 6,128 (15,253) 1,643

Deemed dividend on series A

convertible redeemable preferred

shares - Accretion of redemption

premium (127) (361) (363)

Deemed dividend on series B

convertible redeemable preferred

shares - Accretion of redemption

premium (523) (1,302) --

Net income/(loss) attributable to

holders of ordinary shares 5,478 (16,916) 1,280

Net Income allocated for computing

EPS Ordinary shares – Basic 4,689 (16,916) 799

Net Income allocated for computing

EPS preferred A shares – Basic 655 361 844

Net Income allocated for computing

EPS preferred B shares – Basic 783 1,302 --

Net income used in calculating

Income per ordinary share – Diluted 4,689 (16,916) 799

Net income/(loss) per ordinary share

- basic $0.04 ($0.27) $0.01

- diluted $0.04 ($0.27) $0.01

Net income/(loss) per ADS

- basic $0.09 ($0.54) $0.02

- diluted $0.09 ($0.54) $0.02

Net income/(loss) per Series A

preferred share $0.05 $0.01 $0.02

Net income/(loss) per Series B

preferred share $0.12 $0.08 --

Weighted average ordinary shares

outstanding used in computing net

income per ordinary share

- basic 106,154,347 62,617,391 62,400,000

Weighted average ordinary shares

outstanding used in computing net

income per ordinary share

- diluted 108,713,868 62,617,391 62,400,000

share used in calculating net

income/(loss) per Series A

preferred share – basic 13,465,217 37,382,609 37,600,000

share used in calculating net

income/(loss) per Series B

preferred share – basic 6,608,696 16,000,000 --

* share-based compensation charges

included are as follow:

Selling and marketing 174 100 --

General and administrative 600 18,231 --

Year Ended

Dec. 31, Dec. 31,

2007 2006

Revenues 43,611 18,896

Business tax and other sales tax (1,983) (961)

Net revenues 41,628 17,935

Cost of revenues 21,365 10,040

Gross profit (loss) 20,263 7,895

Operating expenses:

Selling and marketing * 4,813 2,751

General and administrative * 21,982 1,293

Total operating expenses 26,795 4,044

Income/(loss) from operations (6,532) 3,851

Interest income 1,745 17

Income/(loss) before income taxes and

minority interest (4,787) 3,868

Income tax expense (195) (197)

- Current 32

- Deferred (227) (197)

Net income/(loss) before minority interest (4,592) 4,065

Minority interest 2 1

Loss from equity accounted investment (520) --

Net income (loss) (5,110) 4,066

Deemed dividend on series A convertible

redeemable preferred shares - Accretion

of redemption premium (1,201) (1,440)

Deemed dividend on series B convertible

redeemable preferred shares - Accretion

of redemption premium (2,152) --

Net income/(loss) attributable to holders

of ordinary shares (8,463) 2,626

Net Income allocated for computing EPS

Ordinary shares - Basic (8,463) 1,639

Net Income allocated for computing EPS

preferred A shares – Basic 1,201 2,427

Net Income allocated for computing EPS

preferred B shares – Basic 2,152 --

Net income used in calculating Income per

ordinary share - Diluted (8,463) 1,639

Net income/(loss) per ordinary share

- basic ($0.12) $0.03

- diluted ($0.12) $0.03

Net income/(loss) per ADS

- basic ($0.23) $0.06

- diluted ($0.23) $0.06

Net income/(loss) per Series A preferred

share $0.04 $0.06

Net income/(loss) per Series B preferred

share $0.32 --

Weighted average ordinary shares

outstanding used in computing net

income per ordinary share – basic 73,469,589 62,400,000

Weighted average ordinary shares

outstanding used in computing net

income per ordinary share - diluted 73,469,589 62,400,000

share used in calculating net income/

(loss) per Series A preferred share

- basic 31,461,918 37,600,000

share used in calculating net income/

(loss) per Series B preferred share

- basic 6,706,849 --

* share-based compensation charges

included are as follow:

Selling and marketing 274 --

General and administrative 18,831 --

AirMedia Group Inc.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP INCOME/(LOSS) AND EPS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED

INCOME/(LOSS) AND EPS

(In U.S. dollars in thousands, except share related data)

Three Months Ended

Dec. 31, Sep. 30, Dec. 31,

2007 2007 2006

GAAP net income attributable to

shareholders 6,128 (15,253) 1,643

Amortization of acquired intangible

assets 66 64 54

Share-based compensation 774 18,331 --

Adjusted income 6,968 3,142 1,697.00

Basic adjusted income/(loss) per

share $0.07 $0.05 $0.03

Diluted adjusted income/(loss) per

share $0.06 $0.05 $0.03

Basic adjusted income/(loss) per ADS $0.14 $0.10 $0.06

Diluted adjusted income/(loss) per

ADS $0.12 $0.10 $0.06

Shares used in computing adjusted

basic income/(loss) per share 106,154,347 62,617,391 62,400,000

Shares used in computing adjusted

diluted income/(loss) per share 108,713,868 62,617,391 62,400,000

Year Ended

Dec. 31, Dec. 31,

2007 2006

GAAP net income attributable to

shareholders (5,110) 4,066

Amortization of acquired intangible

assets 254 54

Share-based compensation 19,105 --

Adjusted income 14,249 4,120

Basic adjusted income/(loss) per

share $0.19 $0.07

Diluted adjusted income/(loss) per

share $0.19 $0.07

Basic adjusted income/(loss) per ADS $0.38 $0.14

Diluted adjusted income/(loss) per

ADS $0.38 $0.14

Shares used in computing adjusted

basic income/(loss) per share 73,469,589 62,400,000

Shares used in computing adjusted

diluted income/(loss) per share 73,469,589 62,400,000

Note: The Non-GAAP adjusted income per share and per ADS are computed

using Non-GAAP adjusted income and number of shares and ADS used

in GAAP basic and diluted EPS calculation, where the number of

shares and ADS is adjusted for dilution due to share-based

compensation plan.

Source: AirMedia Group Inc.
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