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Form 10-Q for HELIOS & MATHESON ANALYTICS INC.


6-May-2013

Quarterly Report


Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis of significant factors affecting the Company's operating results, liquidity and capital resources should be read in conjunction with the accompanying financial statements and related notes.

Statements included in this Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and elsewhere in this document that do not relate to present or historical conditions are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term under Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and under Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Additional oral or written forward-looking statements may be made by the Company from time to time, and such statements may be included in documents that are filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "believes," "forecasts," "intends," "possible," "expects," "estimates," "anticipates," or "plans" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers that results predicted by forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those relating to the Company's future business prospects, revenues, working capital, liquidity, capital needs, interest costs, and income are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. The important factors on which such statements are based, include but are not limited to, assumptions concerning the magnitude of the ongoing economic crisis, including its impact on the Company's customers, demand trends in the information technology industry and the continuing needs of current and prospective customers for the Company's services.

Overview

Since 1983, Helios and Matheson has provided high quality IT services and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and other large organizations. The Company is headquartered in New York City and has a second office in Bangalore, India.

The Company's services include Application Value Management, Application Development, Integration, Independent Validation, Infrastructure and Information Management services. The Company believes that a philosophy of intense focus on client satisfaction, business aware solutions and guaranteed delivery provides tangible business value to its client base across banking, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical and manufacturing/automotive verticals.

The Company is dedicated to providing a Flexible Delivery Model to its clients, which allows for dynamically configurable "right shoring" of service delivery based on client needs.

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, approximately 90% of the Company's consulting services revenues were generated from clients under time and materials engagements, as compared to approximately 88% for the three months ended March 31, 2012, with the remainder generated under fixed-price engagements and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). The Company has established standard-billing guidelines for consulting services based on the types of services offered. Actual billing rates are established on a project-by-project basis and may vary from the standard guidelines. The Company typically bills its clients for time and materials services on a weekly and monthly basis. Arrangements for fixed-price engagements are made on a case-by-case basis. Consulting services revenues generated under time and materials engagements are recognized as those services are provided. Revenues from fixed fee contracts are recorded when work is performed on the basis of the proportionate performance method, which is based on costs incurred to date relative to total estimated costs.

The Company's most significant operating cost is its personnel cost, which is included in cost of revenues. For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, gross margin was 21.1% and 23.9% respectively.

The Company actively manages its personnel utilization rates by monitoring project requirements and timetables. The Company's utilization rate for the three months ending March 31, 2013 was approximately 99% as compared to 89% for the three months ending March 31, 2012. As projects are completed, consultants either are re-deployed to new projects at the current client site or to new projects at another client site or are encouraged to participate in the Company's training programs in order to expand their technical skill sets.

Helios and Matheson, a premier global information technology firm is excited to introduce its predictive analytics practice - Helios and Matheson Analytics. Rooted in our heritage of exceptional client relationships we now leverage our technological prowess to garner analytic insights from data and make intelligent predictions to drive valuable decisions for our clients. Our integrated service of Big Data technology, advanced analytics, extensive domain expertise in financial service and healthcare and engaging data visualization empowers our clients unlock the value of data to make better decisions. Our new name Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. reflects the company's strategy to move beyond IT to offer its clients an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics with technology at its foundation enriched by data science. This is an emergent client-led evolution of the firm's progression from technology to analytics to business value.


2012 ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 was a year of great significance for Helios and Matheson Analytics.

The year witnessed the Company's achievement of financial targets and increased earnings per share.

Despite the macro-economic challenges and uncertainty in global spending, The Company doubled its net income as compared to last year. The Company generated cash from operations of $982K, resulting in a substantial increase in the cash balance from about $2 million at the end of 2011 to $2.9 million at the end of 2012.

The following is the list of the Company's achievements as of December 31, 2012:

Continues to maintain stable and consistent operational and financial growth.

Has a strong balance sheet with current assets of $4.3 million and total assets of $5.4 million.

Continues to be a zero debt company with current ratio of 3.6:1.

Gained a higher gross margin by approximately $261K.

A controlled and stable SG&A at approximately $2.3 million, leading to a positive bottom line of approximately $422K - an increase of 108% over 2011.

Cash provided by operations was approximately $928K as compared to approximately $358K in 2011.

Keeping in view the sustained profitable performance over seven continuous quarters, the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.09 per share amounting to a payout of $209,739. This amount represents approximately 50% of the net Income of the Company for the year 2012.

Critical Accounting Policies

The methods, estimates and judgments the Company uses in applying its most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results the Company reports in its consolidated financial statements. The Company evaluates its estimates and judgments on an on-going basis. Estimates are based on historical experience and on assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. The Company's experience and assumptions form the basis for its judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may vary from what is anticipated and different assumptions or estimates about the future could change reported results. The Company believes the following accounting policies are the most critical to it, in that they are important to the portrayal of its financial statements and they require the most difficult, subjective or complex judgments in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements.

Revenue Recognition

Consulting revenues are recognized as services are provided. The Company primarily provides consulting services under time and material contracts, whereby revenue is recognized as hours and costs are incurred. Customers for consulting revenues are billed on a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly basis. Revenues from fixed fee contracts are recorded when work is performed on the basis of the proportionate performance method, which is based on costs incurred to date relative to total estimated costs. Any anticipated contract losses are estimated and accrued at the time they become known and estimable. Revenues from RPO services are recorded when service is performed. Unbilled accounts receivables represent amounts recognized as revenue based on services performed in advance of customer billings. Revenue from sales of software licenses is recognized upon delivery of the software to a customer because future obligations associated with such revenue are insignificant.


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

The Company monitors its accounts receivable balances on a monthly basis to ensure that they are collectible. On a quarterly basis, the Company uses its historical experience to accurately determine its accounts receivable reserve. The Company's allowance for doubtful accounts is an estimate based on specifically identified accounts as well as general reserves. The Company evaluates specific accounts where it has information that the customer may have an inability to meet its financial obligations. In these cases, management uses its judgment, based on the best available facts and circumstances, and records a specific reserve for that customer, against amounts due, to reduce the receivable to the amount that is expected to be collected. These specific reserves are re-evaluated and adjusted as additional information is received that impacts the amount reserved. The Company also establishes a general reserve for all customers based on a range of percentages applied to aging categories. These percentages are based on historical collection and write-off experience. If circumstances change, the Company's estimate of the recoverability of amounts due the Company could be reduced or increased by a material amount. Such a change in estimated recoverability would be accounted for in the period in which the facts that give rise to the change become known.

Valuation of Deferred Tax Assets

Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of the Company, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The Company assesses the recoverability of deferred tax assets at least annually based upon the Company's ability to generate sufficient future taxable income and the availability of effective tax planning strategies.

Stock Based Compensation

The Company uses the modified prospective application method as specified by the FASB whereby compensation cost is recognized over the remaining service period based on the grant-date fair value of those awards as calculated for pro forma disclosures as originally issued.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth the percentage of revenues of certain items
included in the Company's Statements of Income:

                           Three Months Ended
                                March 31,
                            2013          2012
Revenues                      100.0 %      100.0 %
Cost of revenues               78.9 %       76.1 %
Gross profit                   21.1 %       23.9 %
Operating expenses             17.8 %       20.1 %
Income from operations          3.3 %        3.8 %
Net Income                      3.2 %        0.5 %

Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

Revenues. Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2013 were $3.20 million compared to $2.68 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in consulting and RPO revenue.

Gross Profit. The resulting gross profit for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $674,000 as compared to $640,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. As a percentage of total revenues, gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was 21.1% compared to 23.9% for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The reduction to gross margin is due to a change in the revenue mix.

Operating Expenses. Operating expenses are comprised of selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses and depreciation and amortization. Operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2013 were $571,000 as compared to the 2012 period of $539,000. The increase is primarily due to the hiring of additional personnel.


Taxes. Tax provision for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $3,000 compared to $6,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Net Income. As a result of the above, the Company had net income of $101,000 or $0.04 per basic and diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2013 as compared to a net income of $14,000 or $0.01 per basic and diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company believes that its business, operating results and financial condition continue to be impacted by the ongoing economic uncertainty. A significant portion of the Company's major customers are in the financial services industry and came under considerable pressure as a result of the unprecedented economic conditions in the financial markets. Spending on IT consulting services is largely discretionary, and the Company has experienced a pushback of new assignments and high margin projects from existing clients. Although revenues have improved quarter over quarter, the Company has reported relatively consistent income from operations. The Company had income from operations of approximately $103,000 and net income of approximately $101,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company had income from operations of approximately $102,000 and net income of approximately $14,000. Net Income of the three months ended March 31, 2012 had non recurring expenses of about $83,000.

The Company's cash balances were approximately $2.04 million at March 31, 2013 and $2.9 million at December 31, 2012. Net cash used by operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was approximately $605,000 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of approximately $24,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

The Company's accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts, at March 31, 2013 and at December 31, 2012 were approximately $1.9 million and $1.3 million, respectively, representing 52 days and 34 days of sales outstanding ("DSO") respectively. The increase in DSO was temporary and the overdue amounts have already been collected. The Company has provided an allowance for doubtful accounts at the end of each of the periods presented. After giving effect to this allowance, the Company does not anticipate any difficulty in collecting amounts due.

For the three month period ended March 31, 2013 cash used by investing activities was ($2,500) as compared to ($76,000) of cash used by investing activities for the three months March 31, 2012. During the three months ended March 31, 2012, cash used in investing activities consisted of the amount paid as a security deposit for the new executive office in the Empire State Building.

For the three month period ended March 31, 2013, cash used by financing activities was ($210,000) as compared to $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. On February 3, 2013 the Company's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.09 per share on the Company's common stock, amounting to a payout of $209,739. Cash used in financing activities in 2013 consisted of the dividend paid to shareholders.

In management's opinion, cash flows from operations combined with cash on hand will provide adequate flexibility for funding the Company's working capital obligations for the next twelve months.

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, there were no shares of common stock issued pursuant to the exercise of options granted under the Company's stock option plan.

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of March 31, 2013, the Company does not have any Off Balance Sheet Arrangements.

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

The Company's commitments at March 31, 2013 are reflected and further detailed in the Contractual Obligation table located in Part I, Item 1, Note 7 of this Form 10-Q.

Inflation

The Company has not suffered material adverse affects from inflation in the past. However, a substantial increase in the inflation rate in the future may adversely affect customers' purchasing decisions, may increase the costs of borrowing or may have an adverse impact on the Company's margins and overall cost structure.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements

None.

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