MeetMe Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

MeetMe®, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MEET), the public market leader in social discovery, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights
  • Revenue was $9.5 million, up 21.5 percent sequentially. Previously the company announced that it anticipated Q2 revenues of approximately $9.0 million.
  • Mobile revenue reached an all-time high at $2.6 million, up 37 percent sequentially and 98 percent year-over-year, and exceeding the previous record set in the seasonally-strong fourth quarter of 2012 by 18.8 percent.
  • Net loss was $2.1 million or $0.05 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.8 million or $0.11 per share in the second quarter of 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a positive $384,000, up over $2 million sequentially from an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.7 million in the first quarter. (See the important discussion about the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures, and reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, below.)
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents totaled $8.3 million at June 30, 2013.

Geoff Cook, CEO of MeetMe, said, “In the second quarter we believe we demonstrated the strength and potential of our mobile business, while at the same time demonstrating stability in our online business. Sequential revenue growth was significant, and we posted an adjusted EBITDA profit.”

Mr. Cook continued, “We are seeing increasing traction with the new mobile advertising products. Since launching additional native mobile ads on iPhone in July, native advertising impressions increased more than fourfold on that platform compared to the week prior to launch. This launch contributed to the 43% increase in overall iPhone advertising revenue during the same period. With the recent launch of these units on Android, we now reach 90% of our mobile audience with our highest-monetizing and best-performing advertising units.”

“Having spent the last year building out much of the infrastructure of mobile monetization with various advertising, freemium, and subscription products, we believe we now monetize our mobile audience at industry-leading rates,” Mr. Cook noted. “To accelerate growth from here, we must continue to sustain our mobile monetization gains while also rapidly growing our mobile audience. Our team is working on driving increased engagement and usage with significant new product launches over the coming two quarters.”

Operating and Business Highlights
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) increased nearly 70 percent, averaging 5.37 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to 3.18 million average MAUs in the second quarter of 2012. Mobile MAUs increased 61 percent to 2.69 million in the second quarter of 2013 from 1.67 million in the second quarter of 2012.
  • Daily active users (DAUs) increased 15 percent, averaging 1.18 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to 1.03 million in the second quarter of 2012. Average mobile DAUs improved 31 percent to 789,000 in the second quarter of 2013 from 603,000 in the second quarter of 2012.
  • Revenue attributed to mobile products was $2.6 million in the second quarter of 2013, an approximately 100 percent increase from $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2012, with 43 percent of mobile revenue in the second quarter of 2013 attributed to virtual currency. Mobile average revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU) increased 48 percent from $0.025 to $0.037 during the same period.

David Clark, Chief Financial Officer of MeetMe, added, “We believe the positive revenue trends and our emphasis on cost controls allowed us to drive positive adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter. We are encouraged by our mobile revenue growth, which represented 32 percent of total revenues this quarter versus 17 percent a year ago. We ended the quarter with an increased cash balance of $8.3 million.”
 
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
     
June 30, December 31,
2013 2012
Assets
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,335,444 $ 5,022,007
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $447,000 and $547,000, at
June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 6,830,798 15,744,789
Notes receivable 58,512 111,569
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   854,606     870,881  
Total current assets 16,079,360 21,749,246
 
Goodwill 70,646,036 70,646,036
Intangible assets, net 5,767,107 6,746,273
Property and equipment, net 3,866,870 4,772,632
Other assets   490,498     520,480  
Total assets $ 96,849,871   $ 104,434,667  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,201,054 $ 3,528,607
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 4,256,237 3,211,681
Current liabilities from discontinued operations - 1,434
Deferred revenue 739,682 392,612
Accrued dividends 69,455 69,455
Current portion of long-term debt   3,807,907     2,551,941  
Total current liabilities 11,074,335 9,755,730
 
Long term debt, net of discount   4,672,064     9,156,788  
Total liabilities   15,746,399     18,912,518  
 
Commitments and Contingencies
 
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred stock, $.001 par value, authorized 5,000,000 shares:
Convertible preferred stock Series A-1, $.001 par value; authorized - 5,000,000 shares;
1,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 1,000 1,000
Common stock, $.001 par value; authorized - 100,000,000 shares; 38,127,737
and 37,046,405 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 38,131 37,050
Additional paid-in capital 280,297,474 275,261,794
Accumulated deficit (198,638,774 ) (189,211,750 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (594,359 )   (565,945 )
Total stockholders’ equity   81,103,472     85,522,149  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 96,849,871   $ 104,434,667  
 
 
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)
     

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

For the Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Revenues $ 9,482,960   $ 13,054,861   $ 17,288,592   $ 23,450,590  
Operating Costs and Expenses:

 
Sales and marketing 1,542,977 1,676,243 3,529,670 3,442,639
Product development and content 6,342,576 8,224,749 12,726,020 14,721,208
General and administrative 1,822,300 2,379,313 4,222,559 4,323,846
Depreciation and amortization 1,089,043 965,155 2,171,987 1,863,539
Restructuring costs 646,479 247,877 2,540,896 537,944
Loss on debt restructure   -     -     1,174,269     -  
Total Operating Costs and Expenses   11,443,375     13,493,337     26,365,401     24,889,176  
Loss from Operations   (1,960,415 )   (438,476 )   (9,076,809 )   (1,438,586 )
Other Income (Expense):
Interest income 3,097 4,318 5,353 9,892
Interest expense (141,728 ) (288,216 ) (355,568 ) (586,284 )
Other income (expense), net   -     497     -     1,030  
Total other income (expense)   (138,631 )   (283,401 )   (350,215 )   (575,362 )
Loss before income taxes (2,099,046 ) (721,877 ) (9,427,024 ) (2,013,948 )

Income taxes
  -     -     -     -  
Net loss from continuing operations $ (2,099,046 ) $ (721,877 ) $ (9,427,024 ) $ (2,013,948 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes $ -   $ (3,114,040 ) $ -   $ (3,680,627 )
Net Loss Allocable To Common Shareholders $ (2,099,046 ) $ (3,835,917 ) $ (9,427,024 ) $ (5,694,575 )
 
Basic and diluted net loss per common shareholders:
Continuing operations $ (0.05 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.25 ) $ (0.06 )
Discontinued operations $ -   $ (0.09 ) $ -   $ (0.10 )
Basic and diluted net loss per common shareholders $ (0.05 ) $ (0.11 ) $ (0.25 ) $ (0.16 )
Weighted Average Number of Shares
Outstanding, Basic and Diluted:   38,127,737     36,240,472     37,749,772     36,306,886  
 
Net Loss $ (2,099,046 ) $ (3,835,917 ) $ (9,427,024 ) $ (5,694,575 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment   (45,741 )   (144,458 )   (28,414 )   (92,425 )
Comprehensive Loss $ (2,144,787 ) $ (3,980,375 ) $ (9,455,438 ) $ (5,787,000 )
 
       
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA
 

Three Months Ended June 30,
Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
Net loss from continuing operations allocable to common shareholders $ (2,099,046 ) $ (721,877 ) $ (9,427,024 ) $ (2,013,948 )
 
Interest expense 141,728 288,216 355,568 586,284
Depreciation and amortization 1,089,043 965,155 2,171,987 1,863,539
Amortization of stock based compensation 605,776 1,068,505 1,910,924 1,878,586
Acquisition and restructuring costs 646,479 247,877 2,540,896 537,944
Loss on debt restructure   -     -     1,174,269     -  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 383,980   $ 1,847,876   $ (1,273,380 ) $ 2,852,405  
 
GAAP Basic and diluted net loss per common shareholders $ (0.05 ) $ (0.02 ) $ (0.25 ) $ (0.06 )
Basic Adjusted EBITDA per common shareholders $ 0.01   $ 0.05   $ (0.03 ) $ 0.08  
Diluted Adjusted EBITDA per common shareholders $ 0.01   $ 0.05   $ (0.03 ) $ 0.07  
 
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Basic   38,127,737     36,240,472     37,749,772     36,306,886  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Dilutive   40,064,802     40,414,856     37,749,772     41,806,967  
 
 
 
 

The following table presents a reconciliation of Mobile bookings, a non-GAAP financial measure to Revenue, a GAAP financial measure
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 

Revenue from purchased mobile virtual currency products
$ 970,986   $ 554,292   $ 1,759,185   $ 682,683  
 
Change in deferred revenue   176,286     58,054     314,513     91,705  
 
Mobile Bookings $ 1,147,272   $ 612,346   $ 2,073,698   $ 774,388  

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Management will host a webcast to discuss second quarter 2013 financial results today at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A webcast of the conference call will be available live on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.meetmecorp.com and a replay will be available for 30 days. Interested parties unable to access the conference call via the webcast may dial 1-719-325-2429 and reference ID: 2161717.

About MeetMe, Inc.

MeetMe® is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NYSE MKT: MEET). MeetMe makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized by both advertising and virtual currency. With 60 percent of traffic coming from mobile, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. The company operates  MeetMe.com and MeetMe apps on  iPhoneiPad, and  Android in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish and Korean.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements regarding the strength and potential of our mobile business, the increase in overall iPhone advertising revenue, whether we monetize our mobile audience at industry-leading rates and our plans regarding launching new products and the effectiveness of these new products. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein, including statements regarding the continued growth in our core platform, are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “is likely,” “will,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include: the risk that unanticipated events affect the launch of our new products, the effectiveness of our mobile software on smartphones and tablets, and the willingness of users to try new product offerings. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 1, 2013. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Regulation G – Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses financial measures which are not calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) in evaluating its financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to period comparison. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company presents these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes them to be an important supplemental measure of performance that is commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We refer you to the reconciliations above.

On November 10, 2011, MeetMe, Inc. and Insider Guides, Inc., owner of social network myYearbook, merged. The combined revenue results for 2011 give effect to the merger as if it had been completed as of January 1, 2011. The combined revenue data is for informational purposes only and does not purport to present what our results would actually have been had the merger actually occurred on the dates presented or to project our results for any future period. The Company believes that evaluation of its financial performance can be enhanced by a presentation of combined results in order to evaluate its prior, current or future period results on a more meaningful, consistent year-over-year basis.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings (or loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and amortization of non-cash stock-based compensation, non-recurring acquisition and restructuring expenses and the goodwill impairment charges. The Company excludes stock-based compensation because it is non-cash in nature.

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities, as a measure of liquidity or any other financial measure. They may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company nor is it intended to be predictive of potential future results. Investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

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