Angie's List (ANGI) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 25, 2012 5:00 pm ET Executives Brinlea Johnson - Director William S. Oesterle - Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director Angela R. Hicks Bowman - Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Robert R. Millard - Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer Analysts Nathaniel G. Brogadir - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division Andre Sequin - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Shawn C. Milne - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division Jason S. Helfstein - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division Aaron M. Kessler - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division Yun S. Kim - ThinkEquity LLC, Research Division Peter Stabler - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Sameet Sinha - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division Presentation Operator
In addition, starting this quarter, as we refer to earnings, we will also refer to adjusted EBITDA, which we defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and noncash stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and you can find a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure in our second quarter earnings release, which is posted on our website at investor.angieslist.com.We believe that the use of adjusted EBITDA provides additional insight for investors to use in evaluation of ongoing operating results and trends. However, non-GAAP financial measures such as adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. William S. Oesterle Thank you, Brinlea. Good afternoon, everyone. We're going to attempt to keep our comments short, so we can get to questions. We appreciate you joining us. We had a very good quarter. It was both consistent and in line with our expectations. Paid membership continued its rapid growth. We ended the quarter with 1.4 million paid households, growing 74% over the prior year period. On more recent note, last week was the best member sales week in Angie's List history. In fact, just today, we sold -- or we finished the day with over 1.5 million paid households. In spite of all of this rapid membership growth, service provider revenue grew at an even faster rate, 94% over the prior year period. As you know, this performance is critical to the success of our long-term monetization. Total revenue also reached a new record, matching household growth of 74% over the prior year period. We continued to make very targeted investments in technology in order to improve member experience and build e-commerce functionality, both on the website and via mobile. Our new Palo Alto team is fully engaged. And along with the Indianapolis engineering staff, they are working like busy beavers, chopping wood along the way.
In May, we priced a follow-on offering of stock that facilitated an orderly distribution of shares and helped increase our public float. We also issued an additional 703,235 new shares, raising $8 million in additional capital for future investments. We've had a busy, exciting quarter, with summertime being the most critical season for the Angie's List business.I'll now turn the call over to Angie. Angela R. Hicks Bowman Thanks, Bill. Our marketing continued to perform really well in the second quarter. We sold more new members than ever before. And our CPA came in at $91, which is right in line with our expectations. Strong marginal CPAs allowed us to increase spend by 52%. And as you probably recall, our spend follows a bell curve, with Q2 and Q3 being the highest, as we capitalize on seasonality trends to continue to drive strong membership growth. During the second quarter, we had success testing sliding our spend. We slided by taking spend dollar out of the week leading into Memorial Day and redeployed them in other weeks. This allowed us to stretch our ad spend dollars and bring more efficiency to the buy. And now to Bob for a closer look at financials. Robert R. Millard Thank you, Bill and Angie, and good afternoon, everyone. A quick reminder, my comments on growth rates will refer to year-over-year changes, unless I indicate otherwise. We delivered a solid second quarter with strong revenue growth and consistent metrics. As you likely saw, we included a market cohort table in our press release today. We believe this table helps explain the growth and maturation of our markets. And therefore, we will be disclosing it on a quarterly basis. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com