August 7, 2008

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2009 First Quarter Results

- Revenue Growth and Adjusted EBITDA Margin Increase Continues, Driven by Virtual Print Fees and Satellite Delivery Business -

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug 07, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: AIXD) reported a 13% increase in revenues, to $20.6 million for the fiscal 2009 first quarter ended June 30, 2008, versus the year-ago period. The Company posted an Adjusted EBITDA(1) (defined below) of $10.2 million or $0.38 per share, an improvement from both the fiscal 2008 first quarter of $6.1 million and the fiscal 2008 March quarter of $8.9 million. Net loss of $4.3 million or $0.16 per share was also an improvement as compared to the year-ago quarter of $6.8 million, or $0.28 per share respectively. The net loss includes non-cash expenses for depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, non-cash interest, stock-based expenses and stock-based compensation aggregating $11.7 million or $0.44 per share.

First Fiscal Quarter Highlights

-- Revenues for the fiscal 2009 first quarter increased by 13%, to $20.6 million from $18.1 million in the comparable year ago period. This increase was driven largely by a 33% gain in the media services segment, including Virtual Print Fees ("VPFs") and record levels of media delivery fees in our satellite unit offset by an 18% decrease in revenues from our content and entertainment segment. As compared to the last fiscal quarter, revenues were down slightly from $21.9 million due to a reduction of in-theatre advertising revenue and seasonality which resulted in a slight decline in VPF revenue, offset by an increase in the satellite delivery business.

-- Income from Operations in the first quarter improved to $0.7 million, from a loss of $1.3 million in the comparable year ago period and a loss of $2.4 million in the fiscal 2008 March quarter. The improvement in loss from operations as compared to last quarter is primarily the result of a $1.6 million impairment of intangible assets charge last quarter. Lower direct operating expenses and SG&A were also factors in this improvement. Year-over-year, the shift to income from operations was due primarily to higher revenues and decreased direct operating and SG&A expenses, partially offset by increased depreciation.

-- Gross Profit Margin (revenue less direct operating expenses) was more than 70% in this first quarter, an improvement over last fiscal year's overall 67%.

-- Adjusted EBITDA(1) margins improved to 49% in the June 2008 quarter from 34% in the comparable year ago period, and from 41% in the fiscal 2008 March quarter.

Bud Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of AccessIT, stated, "The growing financial success in our Media Services Group, specifically the Digital Cinema deployment, transport and software operating units, highlights that we are already capitalizing on the digital cinema future even before Phase 2 begins. There is tremendous opportunity to provide services to distributors and exhibitors alike in the digital cinema era, and AccessIT is the only company with proven comprehensive and integrated solutions. We are excited at the prospects for growth and improvement at AccessIT to take full advantage of this opportunity."

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company to be earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, other income (expense), net, stock-based compensation and non-recurring items. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation in the tables attached to this release of Adjusted EBITDA to U.S. GAAP net income (loss). The Company calculated and communicated Adjusted EBITDA in the tables because the Company's management believes it is of importance to investors and lenders by providing additional information with respect to the performance of its fundamental business activities. The Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may or may not be consistent with the calculation of this measure by other companies in the same industry. Investors should not view Adjusted EBITDA as an alternative to the U.S. GAAP operating measure of net income (loss). In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities as well as interest and income taxes that can affect cash flows. Management does not intend the presentation of these non- GAAP measures to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.


AccessIT will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, August 7, 2008. The conference can be accessed by dialing 719.325.4908, at least five minutes before the start of the call. No passcode is required. The conference call will also be webcast simultaneously and will be accessible via the web on AccessIT's Web site, . A replay of the call will be available after 1:30 p.m. eastern at 719.457.0820 or 888.203.1112, passcode 3868943. The replay will be accessible through Thursday, August 14th.

Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) is the global leader in providing integrated solutions for digital cinema. The Company's ground-breaking digital cinema networked services along with its Library Management Server(R) and Theatre Command Center(R) software have enabled theatres across the United States to play more than eight million digital showings of Hollywood features to date. AccessIT's 24/7 satellite operations delivers feature movies, alternative content advertising, and pre-show entertainment through its UniqueScreen Media subsidiary, including live 2-D and 3-D events through its CineLive(R) satellite network, expanding box office sales and developing new ways to attract incremental revenues. Through its alternative content distribution unit, The Bigger Picture, AccessIT offers channels of programming including Opera, Kidtoons, Faith Based, Concerts, Sports and Anime. Access Integrated Technologies(R) and AccessIT(TM) are trademarks of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. For more information on AccessIT, visit . [AIXD-E]

Safe Harbor Statement

Investors and readers are cautioned that certain statements contained in this document, as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of AccessIT officials during presentations about AccessIT, along with AccessIT 's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including AccessIT's registration statements, quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and annual report on Form 10-KSB, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "could", "might", "believes", "seeks", "estimates" or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future actions, which may be provided by AccessIT's management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions about AccessIT, its technology, economic and market factors and the industries in which AccessIT does business, among other things. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and AccessIT undertakes no specific obligation or intention to update these statements after the date of this release.


    Suzanne Moore

             (In thousands, except for share and per share data)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                             June 30,
                                                        2007           2008

    Revenues                                          $18,146        $20,570

    Costs and expenses:
    Direct operating (exclusive of depreciation and
     amortization shown below)                          6,206          5,797
    Selling, general and administrative                 5,558          4,833
    Provision for doubtful accounts                       186             28
    Research and development                              223              7
    Stock-based compensation                               87            158
    Depreciation of property and equipment              6,125          8,135
    Amortization of intangible assets                   1,070            947
       Total operating expenses                        19,455         19,905

    (Loss) income from operations                      (1,309)           665

    Interest income                                       321            124
    Interest expense                                   (5,744)        (7,176)
    Other income (expense), net                          (111)          (150)
    Change in fair value of interest rate swap              -          2,252
    Net loss                                          $(6,843)       $(4,285)

    Net loss per Class A and B common share - Basic
     and diluted                                       $(0.28)        $(0.16)
    Weighted average number of Class A and B common
     shares outstanding:
    Basic and diluted                              24,758,441     26,865,147

Certain reclassifications of prior period data have been made to conform to the current presentation.

                     Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
                         Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)
                      Reconciliation to GAAP Net Income
                                (In thousands)

                                                         Three Months Ended
                                                              June 30,
                                                         2007           2008
    Net loss                                          $(6,843)       $(4,285)
    Add Back:
       Amortization of software development               129            194
       Depreciation of property and equipment           6,125          8,135
       Amortization of intangible assets                1,070            947
       Interest income                                   (321)          (124)
       Interest expense                                 5,744          7,176
       Other (income) expense, net                        111            150
       Change in fair value of interest rate swap           -         (2,252)
       Stock-based expenses                                 -             74
       Stock-based compensation                            87            158
    Adjusted EBITDA (as defined)                       $6,102        $10,173

                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                    (In thousands, except for share data)

                                                       March 31,     June 30,
                                                         2008          2008
    Current assets
       Cash and cash equivalents                        $29,655       $25,003
       Accounts receivable, net                          21,494        17,259
       Unbilled revenue, current portion                  6,393         5,652
       Deferred costs                                     3,859         3,809
       Prepaid and other current assets                   1,316         1,834
       Notes receivable, current portion                    158           261
    Total current assets                                 62,875        53,818

       Property and equipment, net                      269,031       261,930
       Intangible assets, net                            13,592        12,645
       Capitalized software costs, net                    2,777         2,794
       Goodwill                                          14,549        14,549
       Accounts receivable, net of current portion          299           299
       Deferred costs                                     6,595         5,915
       Notes receivable, net of current portion           1,220         1,079
       Unbilled revenue, net of current portion           2,075         1,967
       Security deposits                                    408           425
       Restricted cash                                      255           255
       Fair value of interest rate swap                       -         2,252
    Total assets                                       $373,676      $357,928

    Current liabilities
       Accounts payable and accrued expenses            $25,213       $12,354
       Current portion of notes payable                  16,998        22,159
       Current portion of deferred revenue                6,204         5,924
       Current portion of customer security deposits        333           354
       Current portion of capital leases                     89           119
    Total current liabilities                            48,837        40,910

       Notes payable, net of current portion            250,689       244,940
       Capital leases, net of current portion             5,814         5,851
       Deferred revenue, net of current portion             283           283
       Customer security deposits, net of current
        portion                                              46            25
    Total liabilities                                   305,669       292,009

    Commitments and contingencies

    Stockholders' equity:
       Class A common stock, $0.001 par value per
        share; 40,000,000 shares authorized;
        26,143,612 and 26,849,257 issued and
        26,092,172 and 26,797,817 shares outstanding
        at March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2008,
        respectively                                         26            27
       Class B common stock, $0.001 par value per
        share; 15,000,000 shares authorized;
        733,811 shares issued and outstanding at
        March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2008, respectively        1             1
       Additional paid-in capital                       168,844       171,040
       Treasury Stock, at cost; 51,440 Class A shares      (172)         (172)
       Accumulated deficit                             (100,692)     (104,977)
    Total stockholders' equity                           68,007        65,919
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity         $373,676      $357,928

SOURCE Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.

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