WebMediaBrands Inc. Reports Financial Results For Its First Quarter Ended March 31, 2012; First Quarter Revenues Increase 64%

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Highlights for the first quarter of 2012 include:

  Revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $3.7 million compared to revenues of $2.2 million for the same period in 2011, an increase of 64%, and included $1.1 million from Inside Network, which we acquired in May 2011. Revenues from advertising and education, excluding the impact of the Inside Network acquisition, increased 25% and 18%, respectively, compared to the same period last year. Inside Network’s market research and data services business, which includes AppData, contributed $438,000 in revenues during the first quarter of 2012.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $617,000, compared to a net loss of $1.3 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP loss, excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock option-related expense, or EBITDA, was $188,000 during the first quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $903,000 for the same period last year. We track this metric and present it here because we believe it helps in the analysis of the performance of our core operations. Non-cash stock option-related expense was $130,000 during the first quarter of 2012 compared to $84,000 during the first quarter of 2011.

“Our first quarter demonstrated continued progress towards being cash flow positive, with significant year-over-year and sequential quarterly revenue growth,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands, Inc. “The acquisition of Inside Network has expanded our product offerings, and revenues from Inside Network’s research and advertising businesses have continued to grow. The Inside Social Apps trade show took place in February and it was critically and financially successful. We anticipate continued growth in 2012 led by our in-depth strength in covering Facebook, social media, apps and the Semantic Web,” added Meckler.

WebMediaBrands Inc. First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call Alert

WebMediaBrands Inc. invites you to participate in its conference call reviewing 2012 first quarter results on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm ET.

The conference call number is 888-510-1783 for domestic participants and 719-325-2499 for international participants; confirmation code “2904548.” Please call five minutes in advance to ensure that you are connected prior to the presentation. The conference call replay will be available until Monday, May 7, 2012. Replay call numbers are 888-203-1112 for domestic participants and 719-457-0820 for international participants; confirmation code “2904548.”

WebMediaBrands Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2012   2011
Revenues $ 3,685 $ 2,246
Cost of revenues 2,043 1,448
Advertising, promotion and selling 641 432
General and administrative 1,319 1,355
Depreciation 80 84
Amortization   136   118
Total operating expenses   4,219   3,437
Operating loss (534 ) (1,191 )
Other loss, net (4

Interest income 1 35
Interest expense   (73 )   (179 )
Loss before income taxes (606 ) (1,339 )
Provision for income taxes   11   10
Net loss $ (617 ) $ (1,349 )
Loss per share:
Basic net loss $ (0.01 ) $ (0.04 )
Diluted net loss $ (0.01 ) $ (0.04 )
Weighted average shares used in computing loss per share:
Basic   41,693   37,977
Diluted   41,693   37,977

WebMediaBrands Inc.

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
March 31,

December 31,

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,291 $ 3,438
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $21 and $11, respectively 618 489
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   566   575
Total current assets 4,475 4,502
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,426 and $1,350, respectively 438 477
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $845 and $722, respectively 2,525 2,626
Goodwill 15,116 15,116
Investments and other assets   1,139   1,146
Total assets $ 23,693 $ 23,867
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 370 $ 367
Accrued payroll and related expenses 344 391
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 656 662
Deferred revenues   1,595   1,288
Total current liabilities 2,965 2,708
Loan from related party 7,647 7,647
Deferred revenues 22 22
Deferred income taxes 454 444
Other long-term liabilities   61   60
Total liabilities   11,149   10,881
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 4,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 42,595,099 and 42,545,702 shares issued and 41,760,099 and 41,710,702 shares outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively 426 425
Additional paid-in capital 288,846 288,672
Accumulated deficit (276,232 ) (275,615 )
Treasury stock, 835,000 shares, at cost   (496 )   (496 )
Total stockholders’ equity   12,544   12,986
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 23,693 $ 23,867

WebMediaBrands Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands)
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2012   2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (617 ) $ (1,349 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 216 202
Stock-based compensation 122 84
Provision for losses on accounts receivable 9
Other, net 8 (4 )
Amortization of debt issuance costs 9 8
Deferred income taxes 9 8
Changes in current assets and liabilities (net of businesses acquired):
Accounts receivable, net (139 ) (145 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 7 132
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities (55 ) (688 )
Deferred revenues   307   569
Net cash used in operating activities   (124 )   (1,183 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (32 ) (24 )
Acquisitions of businesses, assets and other   (35 )   (652 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (67 )   (676 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayment of borrowings from related party (50 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   44   39
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   44   (11 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (147 ) (1,870 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   3,438   12,970
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 3,291 $ 11,100

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. ( http://www.webmediabrands.com) is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

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