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Avid Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

TEWKSBURY, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today reported revenues of $151.6 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2009, compared to $198.3 million for the same period in 2008. The GAAP net loss for the quarter was $17.3 million, or $.47 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $21.1 million, or $.54 per share, in the first quarter of 2008.

The GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2009 included amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring costs and related tax adjustments, collectively totaling $11.7 million. Excluding these items, the non-GAAP net loss was $5.6 million for the first quarter, or $.15 per share.

"The economic climate continues to be a challenge; however, we are making solid progress executing our strategy to transform Avid," said Gary Greenfield, Avid's chairman and CEO. "The steps we've taken to integrate our business have enabled us to begin cultivating deeper partnerships with our customers -- from home enthusiasts to large media enterprises -- helping us to better understand their needs in terms of interoperability, openness, collaborative production and workflow. When the economy enters a period of recovery, we will be well positioned to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist in our markets."

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains "non-GAAP financial measures" under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This non-GAAP information supplements, and is not intended to represent a measure of performance in accordance with, disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. The reconciliation for net income and earnings per share for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2009 and 2008 are in the tables attached to this press release.

The company uses non-GAAP financial measures internally to manage its business, for example, in establishing its annual operating budget, in assessing segment operating performance and for measuring performance under employee incentive compensation plans. Non-GAAP financial measures are used by management in its operating and financial decision-making because management believes these measures reflect the company's ongoing business in a manner that allows meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Accordingly, the company believes it is useful for investors and others to review both GAAP and non-GAAP measures in order to (a) understand and evaluate the company's current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does and (b) compare in a consistent manner the company's current financial results with past financial results. The primary limitations associated with the company's use of non-GAAP financial measures are that these measures may not be directly comparable to the amounts reported by other companies and they do not include all items of income and expense that affect the company's operations. The company's management compensates for these limitations by considering the company's financial results as determined in accordance with GAAP and by providing a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in this press release.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss Avid's first quarter 2009 financial results will be held today, April 23, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be open to the public and can be accessed by dialing 719.457.2617 and referencing confirmation code 4569475. The call and subsequent replay will also be available on Avid's website. To listen via this alternative, go to the Investors tab at www.avid.com for complete details prior to the start of the conference call.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

The above release is subject to the completion and filing of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This release includes forward-looking statements, as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, about Avid's performance. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, such as Avid's ability to execute on its corporate strategy and meet customer needs, general economic conditions, competitive factors, pricing pressures, delays in product shipments and other important events and factors disclosed previously and from time to time in Avid's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements contained herein represent Avid's estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company's estimates as of any subsequent date. While Avid may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Avid specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if the estimates change.

About Avid

Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world -- from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid's most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid Unity(TM), Interplay®, Oxygen 8, Sibelius® and Pinnacle Studio(TM). For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

© 2009 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, systems requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. Avid, Pinnacle Studio, Avid Unity, Interplay, Media Composer, Pro Tools, Symphony, Nitris, ISIS and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of Interplay Entertainment Corp., which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                        2009       2008
                                                      ---------  ---------
Net revenues:
 Products                                             $ 123,641  $ 168,176
 Services                                                27,988     30,090
                                                      ---------  ---------
      Total net revenues                                151,629    198,266
                                                      ---------  ---------

Cost of revenues:
 Products                                                61,248     85,073
 Services                                                15,839     17,387
 Amortization of intangible assets                          520      3,254
 Restructuring costs                                        799          -
                                                      ---------  ---------
      Total cost of revenues                             78,406    105,714

                                                      ---------  ---------
Gross profit                                             73,223     92,552
                                                      ---------  ---------

Operating expenses:
 Research and development                                31,051     38,510
 Marketing and selling                                   40,781     50,327
 General and administrative                              15,113     21,943
 Amortization of intangible assets                        2,375      3,387
 Restructuring costs, net                                 4,222      1,063
                                                      ---------  ---------
      Total operating expenses                           93,542    115,230
                                                      ---------  ---------

Operating loss                                          (20,319)   (22,678)

Interest and other income (expense), net                    153      1,481
                                                      ---------  ---------
Loss before income taxes                                (20,166)   (21,197)

Benefit from income taxes, net                           (2,889)       (49)
                                                      ---------  ---------

Net loss                                              $ (17,277) $ (21,148)
                                                      =========  =========

Net loss per common share - basic and diluted         $   (0.47) $   (0.54)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic
 and diluted                                             37,130     39,362

(unaudited - in thousands, except per share data)

Change in Financial Presentation
Beginning this quarter, we have combined our professional video and
consumer video businesses into a single reporting segment.
We will now consequently report on two business segments:  Audio and Video.
Please note that the segment contribution margin calculation has also
changed from last year.  Segment contribution margin is now calculated as
segment gross margin less the research and development and product
management expenses directly attributable to the segment.  Our 2008
comparative results have been updated to reflect our new business

Summary of the Company's revenues and contribution margin by reportable
segment and a reconciliation of segment contribution margin to
consolidated operating loss:

                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                        2009       2008
                                                      ---------  ---------
    Video                                             $  87,502  $ 125,027
    Audio                                                64,127     73,239
                                                      ---------  ---------
 Total revenues  (a)                                  $ 151,629  $ 198,266
                                                      =========  =========

 Contribution Margin:
    Video                                             $  21,280  $  28,470
    Audio                                                22,730     26,325
                                                      ---------  ---------
 Segment contribution margin                             44,010     54,795
                                                      ---------  ---------

    Less unallocated costs and expenses:
       Research and development expenses                 (1,754)    (1,770)
       Marketing and selling expenses                   (37,515)   (46,468)
       General and administrative expenses              (12,996)   (19,386)
       Amortization of acquisition-related intangible
        assets                                           (2,895)    (6,641)
       Stock-based compensation                          (4,148)    (2,145)
       Restructuring costs, net                          (5,021)    (1,063)
                                                      ---------  ---------
 Consolidated operating loss                          $ (20,319) $ (22,678)
                                                      =========  =========

 (a)  Includes revenues from non-core product lines
  of:                                                 $     949  $  18,452

Reconciliation of GAAP net loss to Non-GAAP net loss:

                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                         2009       2008
                                                      ---------  ---------
 GAAP net loss                                        $ (17,277) $ (21,148)

 Adjustments to reconcile to Non-GAAP net loss:
    Amortization of intangible assets                     2,895      6,641
    Stock-based compensation                              4,148      2,145
    Restructuring costs, net                              5,021      1,063
    Related tax adjustments                                (354)      (434)
                                                      ---------  ---------
 Non-GAAP net loss                                    $  (5,567) $ (11,733)
                                                      =========  =========

 Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted    37,130     39,362

 Non-GAAP net loss per common share - diluted         $   (0.15) $   (0.30)

Stock-based compensation included in:
                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                         2009       2008
                                                      ---------  ---------
 Cost of products revenues                            $     350  $     132
 Cost of services revenues                                  390         98
 Research and development expenses                          470        363
 Marketing and selling expenses                             821        529
 General and administrative expenses                      2,117      1,023
                                                      ---------  ---------
                                                      $   4,148  $   2,145
                                                      =========  =========

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited - in thousands)

                                                      March 31,  December
                                                        2009     31, 2008
                                                      ---------  ---------
Current assets:
   Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities   $ 131,666  $ 147,694
   Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $18,414
    and $23,182
      at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008,
       respectively                                      80,253    103,527
   Inventories                                           95,284     95,755
   Prepaid and other current assets                      35,748     43,969
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total current assets                             342,951    390,945

Property and equipment, net                              36,985     38,321
Intangible assets, net                                   35,248     38,143
Goodwill                                                225,375    225,375
Other assets                                             10,732     10,801
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total assets                                   $ 651,291  $ 703,585
                                                      =========  =========

Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable                                   $  23,931  $  29,419
   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities        76,567    101,107
   Deferred revenues                                     64,512     68,581
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total current liabilities                        165,010    199,107

Long-term liabilities                                    11,318     11,823
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total liabilities                                176,328    210,930
                                                      ---------  ---------

Stockholders' equity:
   Common stock                                             423        423
   Additional paid-in capital                           983,859    980,563
   Accumulated deficit                                 (389,432)  (365,431)
   Treasury stock at cost, net of reissuances          (117,877)  (124,852)
   Accumulated other comprehensive income                (2,010)     1,952
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total stockholders' equity                       474,963    492,655
                                                      ---------  ---------
       Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $ 651,291  $ 703,585
                                                      =========  =========

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