Perion Announces Another Record Quarter and Year: Fourth Quarter Revenues up 90%; Adjusted EBITDA Triples to $4.9 Million Will exceed $110 Million in Revenue and $26 Million of EBITDA in 2013 Business Wire TEL AVIV, Israel & SEATTLE -- March 13, 2013 Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. Q4 2012 non-GAAP Financial Highlights Include: *Quarterly revenues increased 90% year-over-year to a record $21.4 million; *Product and advertising revenues increased 27% year-over-year, reaching $6.1 million; *Search revenue increased year-over-year 136% to a record $15.3 million; *Adjusted EBITDA increased 262% year-over-year, reaching $4.9 million, or 23% of revenues; *Net income doubled year-over-year, reaching $3.6 million, or 17% of revenues; and *Earnings Per Share was $0.32, double that of the fourth quarter of 2011. Year of 2012 non-GAAP Financial Highlights Include: *Year-to date revenues increased 65% year-over-year to a record $61.2 million; *Product and advertising revenues increased 101% year-over-year, reaching $23.1 million; *Search revenue increased year-over-year 49% to $38.1 million; *Adjusted EBITDA increased year-over-year 44% to $14.0 million, or 23% of revenues; *Net income was $10.3 million, representing 17% of revenues; *Earnings Per Share was $0.99, a 20% increase from 2011; and *GAAP Cash Flow from Operations was $16.3 million, a 133% increase from 2011. Josef Mandelbaum, Perion’s CEO, commented: “2012 was a great year for Perion. We had record organic revenue growth, increased profitability, strong cash generation, made significant progress in our mobile product efforts and we completed another successful and accretive acquisition. As we enter 2013, I am as optimistic about our business as I've ever been since joining Perion. Based on the tremendous advances so far and the opportunities I see ahead, I believe we are well on our way to achieving our long term objective of building a growing and profitable company that provides real value to its users through quality products and services.” “The momentum has continued in the first quarter and we remain very confident and excited about 2013,” continued Mr. Mandelbaum. “In addition to reaffirming our guidance, we fully expect to continue our existing search partnerships well into the future. At the same time, we are exploring additional search partnership opportunities to leverage our new scale. 2013 will also be a year of exciting new product launches, like our recent Incredimail for iPad launch, further diversification of our business model and accelerated and sustained growth." Non-GAAP Financial Comparison for the Fourth Quarter and the Year of 2012: Revenue: Q4’12 revenues were a record $21.4 million, increasing 90%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The accelerating growth was a result of positive trends in all Perion’s revenue streams, particularly with search generated revenues increasing 136% year-over-year. The extensive growth in search generated revenues was primarily a result of organic growth, in addition to which we benefited from one month of revenues from SweetPacks. In 2012, revenues increased 65%, reaching $61.2 million, compared to $37.0 million in 2011. As product and advertising sales more than doubled in 2012, they represented 38% of total revenues, as compared to 31% in 2011. Gross Profits: Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $20.3 million, almost double the $10.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The gross profit margin increased to 95% this last quarter, compared to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the entire year, gross profit in 2012 increased 67%, reaching $57.5 million, compared to $34.5 million, with the gross profit margin increasing to 94%, from 93% in 2011. Customer Acquisition Costs (“CAC”): In the fourth quarter of 2012, Perion increased its investment in CAC to a record $9.7 million, more than triple the $3.1 million invested in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the entire year, CAC totaled $22.1 million in 2012, compared to only $8.0 million in 2011. The increase in CAC was a combination of an organic increase resulting from ability to better track the return on this investment since the second quarter of this year, as well as that incurred by the acquisition of SweetPacks in November of this year. Adjusted EBITDA: In the fourth quarter of 2012, Adjusted EBITDA was $4.9 million, or 23% of sales, a 262% increase compared to the $1.4 million in the same quarter last year, despite the $6.6 million increase in CAC. Adjusted EBITDA in 2012 was $14.0 million, increasing $4.3 million, or 44% from $9.7 million in 2011, even though CAC increased $14.0 million in 2012, compared to 2011. Net Income: In the fourth quarter of 2012, net income was $3.6 million, or $0.32 per share, more than double the $1.6 million or $0.16 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income in 2012 was $10.3 million, or $0.99 per share, compared to $8.3 million and $0.83 per share in 2011, increasing 20% despite the $14.0 million increase in CAC. Cash Flow from Operations: Based on U.S. GAAP, in 2012 cash flow from operations was $16.3 million. Included in that number is $3.1 million cash, from accounts receivable acquired as part of the SweetPacks acquisition, which will be returned to SweetPacks shareholders in the first half of 2013. In 2011, cash flow from operations was $7.0 million. 2013 Financial Outlook: Management today reaffirmed its 2013 Financial Outlook from the Company’s press release on January 8^th that it expects: *Revenues to exceed $110 million, representing overall growth of 80%+ year-over-year, representing at least 25% organic growth year-over-year; *Adjusted EBITDA of at least $26 million, representing an EBITDA margin of 24% and representing approximately 105% growth vs. 2012; *Non-GAAP Net Income of at least $20 million, an 18% net profit margin and representing approximately 100% growth vs. 2012; with cash flow from operations closely tracking Non-GAAP Net Income; and *Non-GAAP EPS of $1.61, based on an average of 12.4 million shares outstanding. "Our guidance takes macro changes to the search industry into account, but reflects minimal contribution from new products we expect to introduce during the first half of 2013 and does not include the incremental benefit of potential accretive acquisitions,” concluded Mr. Mandelbaum. Conference Call Perion will host a conference call to discuss the results today, March 13^th at 10 a.m. EDT (4 p.m. Israel Time). To listen to the call please visit the Investor Relations section of Perion’s website at www.perion.com/events-presentations. Click on the link provided for the webcast, or dial 1-866-744-5399. Callers from Israel may access the call by dialing (03) 918-0685. The webcast will be archived on the company’s website for seven days. About Perion Network Ltd. Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) is a global consumer internet company that develops applications to make the online experience of its users simple, safe and enjoyable. Perion’s three main consumer brands are: Incredimail, Smilebox and SweetIM. Incredimail is a unified messaging application enabling consumers to manage multiple email accounts and Facebook messages in one place with an easy-to-use interface and extensive personalization features, and is available in over 100 countries in 8 languages; Smilebox is a leading photo sharing and social expression product and service that quickly turns life's moments into digital keepsakes for sharing and connecting with friends and family, in a fun and personal way. SweetIM is an instant messaging application that enables consumers to personalize their everyday communications with free, fun and easy to use content. Perion products have had over 300 million downloads to date with more than 50 million monthly unique visitors across all of its brands. Most of Perion’s applications are monetized through a freemium model. Free versions of our applications are monetized primarily through our toolbar which generates search revenue and display advertising revenue, generated through impressions. A more advanced feature rich version of many of our products is available with a premium upgrade. Perion also offers and develops a range of products for mobile phones and tablets to answer its users' increasing mobile demands. For more information on Perion please visit www.perion.com. Non-GAAP measures Non-GAAP financial measures consist of GAAP financial measures adjusted to exclude: Valuation adjustment on acquired deferred product revenues, amortization of acquired intangible assets, share-based compensation expenses, acquisition related expenses, deferred finance expenses and non-recurring tax benefits. The purpose of such adjustments is to give an indication of our performance exclusive of non-cash charges and other items that are considered by management to be outside of our core operating results. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Business combination accounting rules requires us to recognize a legal performance obligation related to a revenue arrangement of an acquired entity. The amount assigned to that liability should be based on its fair value at the date of acquisition. The non-GAAP adjustment is intended to reflect the full amount of such revenue. We believe this adjustment is useful to investors as a measure of the ongoing performance of our business. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide consistent and comparable measures to help investors understand our current and future operating cash flow performance. These non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Reconciliation between results on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Consolidated Statements of Income. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of the Company. The words “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, or financial information, including, among others, potential litigation associated with the transaction, risks that the Company's acquisition activities may disrupt current plans and operations and pose difficulties in employee retention, risks entailed in integrating acquired businesses, changes in the markets in which the Company operates and in general economic and business conditions, loss of key customers and unpredictable sales cycles, competitive pressures, market acceptance of new products, inability to meet efficiency and cost reduction objectives, changes in business strategy and various other factors, whether referenced or not referenced in this press release. Various other risks and uncertainties may affect the Company and its results of operations, as described in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011. The Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Source: Perion Network Ltd. PERION NETWORK LTD. NON-GAAP SUMMARY FINANCIAL METRICS U.S. dollars in thousands (except per share data), unaudited Quarter ended December 31, Year ended December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Revenues: Search $ 15,250 $ 6,458 $ 38,061 $ 25,466 Product 4,382 4,209 18,557 8,724 Other 1,739 609 4,588 2,816 Total revenues $ 21,371 $ 11,276 $ 61,206 $ 37,006 Gross Profit $ 20,262 $ 10,215 $ 57,481 $ 34,499 EBITDA $ 4,926 $ 1,361 $ 13,994 $ 9,670 Net Income $ 3,634 $ 1,598 $ 10,301 $ 8,269 Diluted EPS $ 0.32 $ 0.16 $ 0.99 $ 0.83 PERION NETWORK LTD. GAAP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME U.S. dollars and number of shares in thousands (except per share data) Quarter ended Year ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenues: Search $ 15,250 $ 6,458 $ 38,061 $ 25,466 Product 4,377 3,236 17,574 7,191 Other 1,739 609 4,588 2,816 Total revenues 21,366 10,303 60,223 35,473 Cost of revenues 1,850 1,311 5,230 2,840 Gross profit 19,516 8,992 54,993 32,633 Operating expenses: Research and 2,877 2,386 10,735 7,453 development, net Selling and 2,196 2,494 7,456 4,971 marketing Customer 9,698 3,071 22,061 8,013 acquisition costs General and 3,307 1,665 8,560 7,649 administrative Total operating 18,078 9,616 48,812 28,086 expenses Operating income 1,438 (624 ) 6,181 4,547 (loss) Financial income 80 1,059 (174 ) 1,293 (expense), net Income before 1,518 435 6,007 5,840 taxes on income Taxes on income 925 243 2,473 172 Net income $ 593 $ 192 $ 3,534 $ 5,668 Basic earnings $ 0.06 $ 0.02 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 per share Diluted earnings $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.34 $ 0.57 per share Basic weighted 10,727 9,914 10,159 9,796 number of shares Diluted weighted 11,275 9,958 10,367 10,002 number of shares PERION NETWORK LTD. RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS U.S. dollars and number of shares in thousands (except per share data), unaudited Quarter ended Year ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 GAAP revenues $ 21,366 $ 10,303 $ 60,223 $ 35,473 Valuation adjustment on 5 973 983 1,533 acquired deferred product revenues Non-GAAP revenues $ 21,371 $ 11,276 $ 61,206 $ 37,006 GAAP gross profit $ 19,516 $ 8,992 $ 54,993 $ 32,633 Valuation adjustment on 5 973 983 1,533 acquired deferred product revenues Share based 2 - 16 - compensation Amortization of acquired 739 250 1,489 333 intangible assets Non-GAAP gross $ 20,262 $ 10,215 $ 57,481 $ 34,499 profit GAAP operating $ 18,078 $ 9,616 $ 48,812 $ 28,086 expenses Acquisition 1,703 39 2,204 1,069 related expenses Share based 265 268 1,040 1,183 compensation Amortization of acquired 314 255 946 323 intangible assets Other - - - (50 ) Non-GAAP operating $ 15,796 $ 9,054 $ 44,622 $ 25,561 expenses GAAP operating $ 1,438 $ (624 ) $ 6,181 $ 4,547 income (loss) Valuation adjustment on 5 973 983 1,533 acquired deferred product revenues Acquisition 1,703 39 2,204 1,069 related expenses Share based 267 268 1,056 1,183 compensation Amortization of acquired 1,053 505 2,435 656 intangible assets Other - - - (50 ) Operating income 3,028 1,785 6,678 4,391 adjustments Non-GAAP operating $ 4,466 $ 1,161 $ 12,859 $ 8,938 income GAAP Net income $ 593 $ 192 $ 3,534 $ 5,668 Operating income 3,028 1,785 6,678 4,391 adjustments Deferred finance 101 - 177 - expenses Non-recurring tax - (379 ) - (1,790 ) benefit Taxes related to amortization of (88 ) - (88 ) - acquired intangible assets Non-GAAP net $ 3,634 $ 1,598 $ 10,301 $ 8,269 income GAAP diluted $ 0.05 $ 0.02 $ 0.34 $ 0.57 earnings per share Non-GAAP diluted $ 0.32 $ 0.16 $ 0.99 $ 0.83 earnings per share Shares used in computing US GAAP and Non-GAAP 11,275 9,958 10,367 10,002 diluted earnings per share Non-GAAP net $ 3,634 $ 1,598 $ 10,301 $ 8,269 income Income tax expense 925 243 2,473 172 Non-recurring tax 88 379 88 1,790 benefit Interest expense (80 ) (1,059 ) 174 (1,293 ) (income), net Deferred finance (101 ) - (177 ) - expenses Depreciation and 460 200 1,135 732 amortization Non-GAAP EBITDA $ 4,926 $ 1,361 $ 13,994 $ 9,670 PERION NETWORK LTD. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS U.S. dollars in thousands (except share data) December 31, 2012 2011 Unaudited Unaudited ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,762 $ 11,260 Trade receivables 10,246 3,265 Restricted cash 10,260 - Other receivables and prepaid expenses 5,424 6,459 Total current assets 47,692 20,984 LONG-TERM ASSETS: Property and equipment, net 1,522 1,300 Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 72,250 31,359 Other assets 1,216 1,261 Total long-term assets 74,988 33,920 Total assets $ 122,680 $ 54,904 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Current maturities of long-term debt $ 2,300 $ - Trade payables 9,560 3,207 Deferred revenues 5,132 4,280 Payment obligation related to acquisition 20,317 6,574 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 14,676 11,230 Total current liabilities 51,985 21,011 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES: Long-term debt 6,550 - Contingent purchase consideration 6,078 - Other long-term liabilities 3,357 2,078 Total long-term liabilities 15,985 2,078 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 54,710 31,815 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 122,680 $ 54,904 PERION NETWORK LTD. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS U.S. dollars in thousands, (unaudited) Year ended December 31, 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 3,534 $ 5,668 Adjustments required to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 3,572 1,388 Stock based compensation expense 1,056 1,183 Accretion of payment obligation 490 100 related to acquisition Finance expense related to marketable - 84 securities Deferred taxes, net (172 ) (1,140 ) Net changes in operating assets and liabilities: Trade receivables 492 (383 ) Other receivables and prepaid expenses 1,658 (1,100 ) Other long-term assets 82 60 Trade payables 4,035 108 Deferred revenues (268 ) 998 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,788 112 Accrued severance pay, net (3 ) (40 ) Net cash provided by operating 16,264 7,038 activities Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of property and equipment (662 ) (316 ) Restricted cash (343 ) 90 Capitalization of software development (821 ) (829 ) and content costs Cash paid in connection with (13,590 ) (21,712 ) acquisitions, net of cash acquired Cash paid by employees on previously 727 - exercised options of acquired company Proceeds from sales of marketable - 26,704 securities Investment in marketable securities - (11,915 ) Net cash used in investing activities (14,689 ) (7,978 ) Cash flows from financing activities: Exercise of share options 77 30 Proceeds from long-term loans 10,000 - Repayment of long-term loans (1,150 ) - Dividend paid - (3,885 ) Net cash provided by (used in) 8,927 (3,855 ) financing activities Increase (Decrease) in cash and cash 10,502 (4,795 ) equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning 11,260 16,055 of year Cash and cash equivalents at end of $ 21,762 $ 11,260 period Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing activities: Issuance of shares in connection with 18,200 750 acquisitions Stock-based compensation that was capitalized as part of capitalization 27 - of software development costs Contact: Perion Network Ltd. 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Perion Announces Another Record Quarter and Year: Fourth Quarter Revenues up 90%; Adjusted EBITDA Triples to $4.9 Million
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