J2 Global Reports Q4 And Year End 2011 Results And Provides 2012 Outlook

j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQGS:JCOM) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011 and announced that its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share and a five million share repurchase program.

FULL YEAR 2011 RESULTS

GAAP revenues increased 29.3% to an annual record $330.2 million compared to $255.4 million for 2010. Non-GAAP revenues (1) increased 33.3% to an annual record $340.5 million compared to $255.4 million for 2010.

GAAP net earnings per diluted share increased 34.3% to an annual record $2.43 compared to $1.81 for 2010. Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share (2)(3) increased 29.1% to an annual record $2.53 compared to $1.96 for 2010.

Free cash flow (4) increased 44.7% to an annual record $157.5 million compared to $108.8 million for 2010.

Key annual financial results for 2011 versus 2010 are as follows:
      2011     2010     % Change
GAAP Revenues     $330.2 million     $255.4 million     29.3 %
Non-GAAP Revenues (1)     $340.5 million     $255.4 million     33.3 %
GAAP Net Earnings per Diluted Share (2)     $ 2.43     $ 1.81     34.3 %
Non-GAAP Net Earnings per Diluted Share (2) (3)     $ 2.53     $ 1.96     29.1 %
Free Cash Flow (4)     $157.5 million     $108.8 million     44.7 %

(1) In the first quarter of 2011, the Company made a change in estimate regarding its remaining service obligations to its annual eFax® subscribers. As a result of system upgrades, the Company is now basing the estimate on the actual remaining service obligations to these customers. As a result of this change, in Q1 2011 the Company recorded a one-time, non-cash increase to deferred revenues of $10.3 million with an equal offset to revenues.

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