Press Release

MeetMe Reports Record Third Quarter Financial Results

Company Release - 11/7/2016 6:30 AM ET

Total Revenue Increased 20% Year Over Year

Mobile Revenue Increased 39% Year Over Year

Adjusted EBITDA Increased 31% Year Over Year

GAAP Net Income Increased 316% Year Over Year

Non-GAAP Net Income Increased 30% Year Over Year

NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET), a public market leader for social discovery, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 20% year over year to a third quarter record $17.2 million.
  • Mobile revenue increased 39% year over year to $16.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 31% year over year to $6.9 million. (See the important discussion about the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures, and reconciliation to the most direct comparable GAAP financial measure, below.)
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 40%, up from 37% in the third quarter of 2015.
  • GAAP net income increased 316% year over year to $4.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.
  • Non-GAAP net income increased 30% year over year to $6.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents totaled $46 million at September 30, 2016, an increase of 43% or $13.9 million from $32.1 million at June 30, 2016.

Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of MeetMe, stated, “Our strong quarterly results reflect continued solid growth in our mobile user engagement. MeetMe’s mobile daily active users for the quarter increased 18% year over year while our mobile monthly active users increased 32% year over year. Mobile ARPU also grew both sequentially and year over year.

“We made tremendous progress during the quarter on multiple fronts. We completed our acquisition of Skout on October 3rd and have begun executing against our integration plan. With our new Discuss platform, we increased comments and likes on topical posts by 70%. Our innovative team also made strides toward the launch of an exciting new mobile video product that is currently planned for the first quarter of 2017. Combined with Skout, MeetMe now has more than eight million monthly active users and one of the largest mobile user bases of millennials, and we remain focused on continuing to capitalize on this significant mobile opportunity.”

David Clark, Chief Financial Officer of MeetMe, added, “Mobile revenue for the quarter increased 39% year over year, driven by growth in mobile user engagement and continued strength in the mobile advertising industry, which resulted in higher advertising rates on mobile devices. Adjusted EBITDA increased 31% to $6.9 million for the quarter with a 40% adjusted EBITDA margin. We internally funded $5 million of stock buybacks which occurred in September and October, as well as the cash portion of our acquisition of Skout, which closed on October 3rd. Currently we have more than $14 million in cash on our balance sheet.”

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Management will host a webcast and conference call to discuss third quarter 2016 financial results today, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time. To access the call dial 877-857-6149 (+1 719-325-4907 outside the United States) and when prompted provide the participant passcode 5252198 to the operator. In addition, 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 of the webcast will be available for 90 days.

About MeetMe, Inc.

Through its MeetMe® and Skout® mobile apps and websites, MeetMe is a leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NASDAQ: MEET). MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately two million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. MeetMe is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, user credits, and subscriptions. MeetMe’s apps are available on iPhoneiPad, and Android in multiple languages worldwide. For more information, please visit meetmecorp.com.

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 whether our total revenue and mobile revenue will continue to grow, whether our net income will continue to grow, whether our adjusted EBITDA will continue to grow, whether our EPS will continue to increase, whether we will execute against our Skout integration plan, whether our Discuss platform will lead to increased comments and likes on topical posts, whether we will continue to make strides toward the launch of a new mobile video product, whether we will launch our mobile video product in the first quarter of 2017, whether our mobile user engagement will continue to grow, whether we will continue to capitalize on our mobile opportunity, whether the mobile advertising industry will remain strong, and whether advertising rates on mobile devices will continue to increase. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “is likely,” “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 our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 8, 2016 and our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 4, 2016. 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 below.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings (or loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, change in warrant liability, benefit or provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and non-cash stock-based compensation, non-recurring acquisition and restructuring expenses, gain or loss on cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment, gain on sale of asset, bad debt expense outside the normal range, and the goodwill impairment charges. The Company excludes stock-based compensation because it is non-cash in nature. The Company defines Non-GAAP Net Income as earnings (or loss) from continuing operations before benefit or provision for income taxes, amortization on intangibles, non-recurring acquisition and restructuring costs, and non-cash stock­based compensation.

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.

     
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
 
September 30, December 31,
2016 2015
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 45,971,169 $ 19,298,038
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $190,000 and $133,000, at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively 13,526,976 16,509,291
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   809,824     970,239  
Total current assets   60,307,969     36,777,568  
 
Goodwill 70,646,036 70,646,036
Property and equipment, net 2,112,352 2,610,307
Intangible assets, net 145,415 1,278,498
Deferred tax asset 27,269,800 -
Other assets   122,441     178,264  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 160,604,013   $ 111,490,673  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 1,756,662 $ 2,776,710
Accrued liabilities 3,518,135 4,127,634
Current portion of capital lease obligations 271,389 366,114
Deferred revenue   296,080     293,414  
Total current liabilities   5,842,266     7,563,872  
 
Long-term capital lease obligation, less current portion, net 18,901 221,302
Other liabilities   -     1,035,137  
TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 5,861,167   $ 8,820,311  
 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; authorized - 5,000,000 shares; Convertible Preferred Stock Series A-1, $.001 par value; authorized - 1,000,000 shares; 0 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 $ - $ -
Common stock, $.001 par value; authorized - 100,000,000 Shares; 54,221,918 and 47,179,486 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 54,225 47,183
Additional paid-in capital 318,465,808 300,725,791
Accumulated deficit   (163,777,187 )   (198,102,612 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   154,742,846     102,670,362  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 160,604,013   $ 111,490,673  
 
 
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
         
For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Revenues $ 17,191,261   $ 14,308,080   $ 46,901,923   $ 37,023,933  
 
Operating Costs and Expenses:
Sales and marketing 3,228,262 1,483,252 8,776,029 3,792,639
Product development and content 5,808,449 6,175,566 17,730,610 18,578,826
General and administrative 2,215,727 7,802,367 6,431,486 11,197,263
Depreciation and amortization 761,460 762,830 2,266,642 2,380,004
Acquisition and restructuring costs   467,777     -     1,628,126     -  
Total Operating Costs and Expenses   12,481,675     16,224,015     36,832,893     35,948,732  
 
Income (Loss) from Operations   4,709,586     (1,915,935 )   10,069,030     1,075,201  
 
Other Income (Expense):
Interest income 7,135 5,303 18,697 15,733
Interest expense (4,123 ) (93,383 ) (16,228 ) (375,239 )
Change in warrant liability (318,983 ) 45,532 (864,596 ) 6,212
Gain (loss) on cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment (1,206 ) (78,987 ) 33,347 (862,078 )
Gain on sale of asset   -     -     -     163,333  
Total Other Expense   (317,177 )   (121,535 )   (828,780 )   (1,052,039 )
 
Income (Loss) before Benefit (provision) for Income Taxes 4,392,409 (2,037,470 ) 9,240,250 23,162
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   -     1,849     27,125,446     (126,801 )
Net Income (Loss) $ 4,392,409   $ (2,035,621 ) $ 36,365,696   $ (103,639 )
 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common stockholders:

Basic net income (loss) per common stockholders

$ 0.08   $ (0.04 ) $ 0.73   $ 0.00  

Diluted net income (loss) per common stockholders

$ 0.07   $ (0.04 ) $ 0.65   $ 0.00  
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic   53,231,369     45,470,686     49,649,221     45,192,785  
Diluted   59,048,821     45,470,686     55,604,866     45,192,785  
 
Other comprehensive Income (loss):
Net income (loss) $ 4,392,409 $ (2,035,621 ) $ 36,365,696 $ (103,639 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment   -     -     -     -  
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 4,392,409   $ (2,035,621 ) $ 36,365,696   $ (103,639 )
 
 
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME ALLOCABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
(UNAUDITED)
         
For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,     September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
Net Income (Loss) allocable to Common Stockholders $ 4,392,409 $ (2,035,621 ) $ 36,365,696   $ (103,639 )
 
Interest expense 4,123 93,383 16,228 375,239
Depreciation and amortization 761,460 762,830 2,266,642 2,380,004
Stock-based compensation expense 911,490 661,426 2,554,842 2,009,742
Change in warrant liability 318,983 (45,532 ) 864,596 (6,212 )
Benefit (provision) for income taxes - (1,849 ) (27,125,446 ) 126,801
Acquisition and restructuring costs 467,777 - 1,628,126 -
Bad debt outside normal range - 5,735,204 - 5,735,204
(Gain) loss on cumulative effect of foreign currency translation adjustment 1,206 78,987 (33,347 ) 862,078
Gain on sale of asset   -   -     -     (163,333 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 6,857,448 $ 5,248,828   $ 16,537,337   $ 11,215,884  
 
 
GAAP basic net income (loss) per common stockholders $ 0.08 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.73   $ 0.00  
GAAP diluted net income (loss) per common stockholders $ 0.07 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.65   $ 0.00  
Basic adjusted EBITDA per common stockholders $ 0.13 $ 0.12   $ 0.33   $ 0.25  
Diluted adjusted EBITDA per common stockholders $ 0.12 $ 0.11   $ 0.30   $ 0.23  
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Basic   53,231,369   45,470,686     49,649,221     45,192,785  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Diluted   59,048,821   49,128,421     55,604,866     48,794,667  
 
MEETME, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
         
For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
 
GAAP Net Income (Loss) $ 4,392,409 $ (2,035,621 ) $ 36,365,696   $ (103,639 )
 
Stock-based compensation expense 911,490 661,426 2,554,842 2,009,742
Amortization of intangible assets 381,916 378,750 1,142,583 1,145,416
Benefit (provision) for income taxes - (1,849 ) (27,125,446 ) 126,801
Acquisition and restructuring costs 467,777 - 1,628,126 -
Bad debt outside normal range   -   5,735,204     -     5,735,204  
Non-GAAP Net Income $ 6,153,592 $ 4,737,910   $ 14,565,801   $ 8,913,524  
 
 
GAAP basic net income (loss) per common stockholders $ 0.08 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.73   $ 0.00  
GAAP diluted net income (loss) per common stockholders $ 0.07 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.65   $ 0.00  
Basic non-GAAP net income per common stockholders $ 0.12 $ 0.10   $ 0.29   $ 0.20  
Diluted non-GAAP net income per common stockholders $ 0.10 $ 0.10   $ 0.26   $ 0.18  
 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Basic   53,231,369   45,470,686     49,649,221     45,192,785  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, Diluted   59,048,821   49,128,421     55,604,866     48,794,667  

Investor Contact:
MKR Group Inc.
Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers, 323-468-2300
meet@mkr-group.com

Source: MeetMe, Inc.