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Demand Media Has A New President, Reports Q2 Earnings
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Demand Media just released its earnings report for the second quarter. The company also just happened to announce that it has promoted Michael Blend, who has been leading the company’s content and media services, to President and COO.

CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Michael’s leadership will be instrumental as we continue to build upon our successful growth in content and media, as well as embark on a new era of internet domain expansion. Michael brings deep experience and proven success leading both of these teams. I couldn’t be more pleased to have his committed leadership in place to oversee our continued growth and innovation on both fronts.”

Blend was the founder and CEO of Hotkeys, which was acquired by Demand Media. He will replace Charles Hilliard, who stepped down from the President role in June.

The company’s revenue grew 17% year-over-year, reaching $93.1 million.

Rosenblatt said of the quarter, “We are pleased to report another strong quarter reflecting solid company performance. We intend to continue to execute on our long-term growth initiatives, which include expanding our content platform and large audiences into mobile, video and international channels. We also see significant opportunities in the new generic Top Level Domainprocess and invested over $18 million in Q2 in what we believe is a seminal event for the internet and our leading Registrar.”

eHow, by the way, is still going stong, according to the company (following fallout from Google’s Panda update). In June, comScore had eHow as the number 16 domain in the U.S., according to the company, and it has sustained 100 million unique visitors worldwide for the past 8 months.

Rosenblatt noted on the company’s earnings call that the average minutes per visitor on the site grew by 11 in June, year-over-year.

In May, Demand Media revealed that it had deleted 600,000 articles from eHow.

Rosenblatt indicated that a number of mobile updates are in store for Q3, as you are often away from your computer when you need to know “how” to do something (like jump starting a car or grilling something – those are the examples he gave).

Here’s the earnings release in its entirety:

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 7, 2012– Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD), a leading digital media company, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

“We are pleased to report another strong quarter reflecting solid company performance,” said Richard Rosenblatt, Chairman and CEO of Demand Media. “We intend to continue to execute on our long-term growth initiatives, which include expanding our content platform and large audiences into mobile, video and international channels. We also see significant opportunities in the new generic Top Level Domainprocess and invested over $18 million in Q2 in what we believe is a seminal event for the internet and our leading Registrar.”

Financial Summary
In millions, except per share amounts
Three months ended June 30,
2011 2012 Change
Total Revenue $ 79.5 $ 93.1 17%
Content & Media Revenue ex-TAC(1) $ 47.0 $ 55.3 18%
Registrar Revenue 29.6 33.4 13%
Total Revenue ex-TAC(1) $ 76.6 $ 88.7 16%
Income (loss) from Operations $ (0.9 ) $ 0.9 NA
Adjusted EBITDA(1) $ 20.5 $ 24.6 20%
Net income (loss) $ (2.4 ) $ 0.1 NA
Adjusted net income(1) $ 5.0 $ 7.8 54%
EPS $ (0.03 ) $ NA
Adjusted EPS(1) $ 0.06 $ 0.09 50%
Cash Flow from Operations $ 16.8 $ 21.9 30%
Free Cash Flow(1) (2) $ (4.8 ) $ 16.6 NA
(1) These non-GAAP financial measures are described below and reconciled to their comparable GAAP measures in the accompanying tables. Effective Q1 2012, the Company began reporting Adjusted EBITDA instead of Adjusted OIBDA. Reconciliations for both measures are available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website.
(2) In April 2012, the Company invested $18.1 million in generic Top Level Domain (“gTLD”) applications, which did not impact its recurring Free Cash Flow metric.

Q2 2012 Financial Summary:

  • Content & Media revenue ex-TAC grew 18% year-over-year, and increased 9% compared to the first quarter of 2012, with sequential growth driven primarily by accelerating revenue and traffic in our core Owned & Operated properties.
  • Registrar revenue grew 13% year-over-year, and increased 3% compared to the first quarter of 2012. Revenue growth was driven by an increase in number of domains on our platform, due primarily to growth from new partners.
  • Free Cash Flow increased by $21.4 million year-over-year. The increase was driven by 30% growth in cash flow from operations and an 84% decline in investment in intangible assets to $2.5 million. The decrease in intangible assets investment was the result of a managed reduction in content spend, primarily on eHow, as the Company continues to make improvements to its content creation and distribution platform.

“In addition to accelerating revenue growth, expanding our EBITDA margin and growing our cash flow from operations, we delivered our first quarter of positive net income as a public company in Q2,” said Senior Vice President, Finance and incoming CFO Mel Tang. “Based on our strong first half performance and outlook for the remainder of 2012, we are increasing guidance for fiscal year 2012.”

Q2 2012 Business Highlights:

  • During the quarter, Demand Media invested $18.1 million in gTLD applications, 26 individually, and an additional 107 through a strategic arrangement with Donuts Inc., as previously disclosed on June 11, 2012. Demand Media is the only applicant for 16 of its 26 stand-alone applications for new gTLDs. In addition, Demand Media has been selected as the technical registry operator for gTLD strings awarded to Donuts, the single largest applicant in the process. The Company expects to begin generating revenue from its new gTLD initiative starting in 2013, subject to ICANN’s timeline.
  • On a consolidated basis, Demand Media ranked as a top 20 US web property throughout the first half of 2012, ranking as #17 in June 2012(1). Demand Media’s worldwide unique users exceeded 109 million in June 2012(1).
  • On a standalone basis, eHow.com ranked as the #16 website in the US in June 2012(1).
  • LIVESTRONG.COM/eHow Health improved its ranking to the #2 Health property in the US, based on unique visits, throughout the second quarter of 2012(1).
  • Cracked.com continued its ranking as the most visited humor site in the US throughout the first half of 2012, with more time spent on the site than any other humor website(1).
  • During the second quarter of 2012, Demand Media repurchased 111,000 shares of common stock for$1 million under its Board-authorized $50 million share repurchase program. Since the program’s inception, the Company has repurchased nearly 2.9 million shares of common stock for $21 million.

(1) Source: comScore.

Operating Metrics:
Three months ended June 30,
%
2011 2012 Change
Content & Media Metrics:
Owned and operated
Page views(1) (in millions) 2,573 3,333 30 %
RPM(2) $ 15.19 $ 13.50 (11 )%
Network of customer websites
Page views(1) (in millions) 3,688 4,770 29 %
RPM(2) $ 2.91 $ 3.08 6 %
RPM ex-TAC(3) $ 2.15 $ 2.16 %
Registrar Metrics:
End of Period # of Domains(4) (in millions) 11.9 13.5 14 %
Average Revenue per Domain(5) $ 10.17 $ 9.96 (2 )%

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(1) Page views represent the total number of web pages viewed across (a) our owned and operated websites and/or (b) our network of customer websites, to the extent that the viewed customer web pages host the Company’s content, social media and/or monetization services.
(2) RPM is defined as Content & Media revenue per one thousand page views.
(3) RPM ex-TAC is defined as Content & Media Revenue ex-TAC per one thousand page views.
(4) Domain is defined as an individual domain name paid for by a third-party customer where the domain name is managed through our Registrar service offering.
(5) Average revenue per domain is calculated by dividing Registrar revenue for a period by the average number of domains registered in that period. Average revenue per domain for partial year periods is annualized.

Beginning July 1, 2011, the number of net new domains has been adjusted to include only new registered domains added to our platform for which the Company has recognized revenue. Excluding the impact of this change, end of period # of domains at June 30, 2012 and average revenue per domain during the three months ended June 30, 2012 would have increased 15% and decreased 4%, respectively, compared to the corresponding prior-year periods.

Q2 2012 Operating Metrics:

  • Owned & Operated page views increased 30% year-over-year, driven by strong traffic growth on LIVESTRONG.COM and Cracked.com as well as continued growth on eHow.com. This mix shift in page views to relatively lower RPM properties in Q2 2012 resulted in an 11% year-over-year decline in RPM.
  • Network page views grew 29% year-over-year, primarily due to the acquisition of IndieClick in August 2011, which generated nearly 1.8 billion page views during the quarter ended June 30, 2012, offset partly by a decline in page views associated with certain social media customers. Network RPM ex-TAC was flat year-over-year, reflecting higher RPMs ex-TAC from YouTube Channels offset by lower RPMs ex-TAC from IndieClick.
  • End of period domains increased 14% to 13.5 million year-over-year, driven by the addition of higher volume customers and continued growth from existing resellers, with average revenue per domain decreasing by 2%, due to a mix shift to higher volume resellers.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking information includes certain projections made by management as of the date of this press release. The Company does not intend to revise or update this information, except as required by law, and may not provide this type of information in the future. Due to a variety of factors, actual results may differ significantly from those projected. The factors that may affect results include, without limitation, the factors referenced later in this announcement under the caption “Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.” These and other factors are discussed in more detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Excluding up to $4 million of 2012 expenses that the Company expects to incur related to the formation of its generic Top Level Domain (“gTLD”) initiative, the Company’s guidance for the third quarter endingSeptember 30, 2012 and fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 is as follows:

Third Quarter 2012

  • Revenue in the range of $94.5 – $96.5 million
  • Revenue ex-TAC in the range of $90.0 – $92.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $25.0 – $26.0 million
  • Adjusted EPS in the range of $0.09 – $0.10 per share
  • Weighted average diluted shares of 87.5 – 88.5 million

Full Year 2012

  • Revenue in the range of $373.0 – $377.0 million
  • Revenue ex-TAC in the range of $355.5 – $359.5 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $98.5 – $100.5 million
  • Adjusted EPS in the range of $0.35 – $0.37 per share
  • Weighted average diluted shares of 87.0 – 88.0 million

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Demand Media will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern timetoday. To access the conference call, dial 877.565.1268 (for domestic participants) or 937.999.3108 (for international participants). The conference ID is 12779178. In order to participate on the live call, it is recommended that analysts should dial-in at least 10-minutes prior to the commencement of the call. A live webcast also will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s corporate website at http://ir.demandmedia.com and via replay beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the call.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), we use certain non-GAAP financial measures described below. The presentation of this additional financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations” included in this release.

Effective Q1 2012, the Company began reporting Adjusted EBITDA instead of Adjusted OIBDA. While the dollar value of each measure is the same, a comparison of the historical reconciliation of both measures is provided in our supplemental financial schedules posted on the investor relations section of our corporate website at http://ir.demandmedia.com. The non-GAAP financial measures presented in this release are the primary measures used by the Company’s management and board of directors to understand and evaluate its financial performance and operating trends, including period to period comparisons, to prepare and approve its annual budget and to develop short and long term operational plans. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA is the primary measure used by the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors to establish the funding targets for and fund its annual bonus pool for the Company’s employees and executives. We believe our presented non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (2) management frequently uses them in its discussions with investors, commercial bankers, securities analysts and other users of its financial statements.

Revenue ex-TAC is defined by the Company as GAAP revenue less traffic acquisition costs (“TAC”). TAC comprises the portion of Content & Media GAAP revenue shared with the Company’s network customers. Management believes that Revenue ex-TAC is a meaningful measure of operating performance because it is frequently used for internal managerial purposes and helps facilitate a more complete period-to-period understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s underlying revenue performance of its Content & Media service offering.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is defined by the Company as net income (loss) before income tax expense, other income (expense), interest expense (income), depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, as well as the financial impact of acquisition and realignment costs, the formation expenses directly related to its gTLD initiative, and any gains or losses on certain asset sales or dispositions. Acquisition and realignment costs include such items, when applicable, as (1) non-cash GAAP purchase accounting adjustments for certain deferred revenue and costs, (2) legal, accounting and other professional fees directly attributable to acquisition activity, and (3) employee severance payments attributable to acquisition or corporate realignment activities. Management does not consider these expenses to be indicative of the Company’s ongoing operating results or future outlook.

Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect the Company’s business in a manner that allows for meaningful period to period comparisons and analysis of trends. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period to period comparisons of the Company’s underlying recurring revenue and operating costs, which is focused more closely on the current costs necessary to utilize previously acquired long-lived assets. In addition, management believes that it can be useful to exclude certain non-cash charges because the amount of such expenses is the result of long-term investment decisions in previous periods rather than day-to-day operating decisions. For example, due to the long-lived nature of a majority of its media content, the revenue generated by the Company’s media content assets in a given period bears little relationship to the amount of its investment in media content in that same period. Accordingly, management believes that content acquisition costs represent a discretionary long-term capital investment decision undertaken at a point in time. This investment decision is clearly distinguishable from other ongoing business activities, and its discretionary nature and long-term impact differentiate it from specific period transactions, decisions regarding day-to-day operations, and activities that would have an immediate impact on operating or financial performance if materially changed, deferred or terminated.

Adjusted Earnings Per Share is defined by the Company as Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding. Adjusted Net Income is defined by the Company as net income (loss) before the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets acquired via business combinations, accelerated amortization of intangible assets removed from service, acquisition and realignment costs, the formation expenses directly related to its gTLD initiative, and any gains or losses on certain asset sales or dispositions, and is calculated using the application of a normalized effective tax rate. Acquisition and realignment costs include such items, when applicable, as (1) non-cash GAAP purchase accounting adjustments for certain deferred revenue and costs, (2) legal, accounting and other professional fees directly attributable to acquisition activity, and (3) employee severance payments attributable to acquisition or corporate realignment activities. Management does not consider these expenses to be indicative of the Company’s ongoing operating results or future outlook.

Management believes that Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share provide investors with additional useful information to measure the Company’s underlying financial performance, particularly from period to period, because these measures are exclusive of certain non-cash expenses not directly related to the operation of its ongoing business (such as amortization of intangible assets acquired via business combinations, as well as certain other non-cash expenses such as purchase accounting adjustments and stock-based compensation) and include a normalized effective tax rate based on the Company’s statutory tax rate.

Discretionary Free Cash Flow is defined by the Company as net cash provided by operating activities excluding cash outflows from acquisition and realignment activities, and the formation expenses directly related to its gTLD initiative, less capital expenditures to acquire property and equipment. Free Cash Flow is defined by the Company as Discretionary Free Cash Flow less investments in intangible assets and is not impacted by payments for gTLD applications, which were $18.1 million in Q2 2012. Management believes that Discretionary Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow provide investors with additional useful information to measure operating liquidity because they reflect the Company’s underlying cash flows from recurring operating activities after investing in capital assets and intangible assets. These measures are used by management, and may also be useful for investors, to assess the Company’s ability to generate cash flow for a variety of strategic opportunities, including reinvestment in the business, pursuing new business opportunities, potential acquisitions, payment of dividends and share repurchases.

The use of these non-GAAP financial measures has certain limitations because they do not reflect all items of income and expense, or cash flows that affect the Company’s operations. An additional limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not have standardized meanings, and therefore other companies may use the same or similarly named measures but exclude different items or use different computations. Management compensates for these limitations by reconciling these non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures within its financial press releases. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the non-GAAP financial information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations.

About Demand Media

Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) is a leading digital media company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers to expand their online presence. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Demand Media has offices in North America, South America and Europe. For more information about Demand Media, please visit www.demandmedia.com

Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties regarding the Company’s future financial performance, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, financial condition, operating performance and results of operations, including certain assumptions related thereto. Statements containing words such as “guidance,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “projections,” “business outlook,” and “estimate” or similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: changes in the methodologies of Internet search engines, including ongoing algorithmic changes made by Google to its search results as well as possible future changes, and the impact such changes may have on page view growth and driving search related traffic to our owned and operated websites and the websites of our network customers; changes in our content creation and distribution platform, including the possible repurposing of content to alternate distribution channels, reduced investments in intangible assets or the sale or removal of content; our ability to successfully launch, produce and monetize new content formats; the inherent challenges of estimating the overall impact on page views and search driven traffic to our owned and operated websites based on the data available to us as internet search engines continue to make adjustments to their search algorithms; our ability to compete with new or existing competitors; our ability to maintain or increase our advertising revenue; our ability to continue to drive and grow traffic to our owned and operated websites and the websites of our network customers; our ability to effectively monetize our portfolio of content; our dependence on material agreements with a specific business partner for a significant portion of our revenue; future internal rates of return on content investment and our decision to invest in different types of content in the future, including premium video and other formats of text content; our ability to attract and retain freelance creative professionals; changes in our level of investment in media content intangibles; the effects of changes or shifts in internet marketing expenditures, including from text to video content as well as from desktop to mobile content; the effects of seasonality on traffic to our owned and operated websites and the websites of our network customers; our ability to continue to add partners to our registrar platform on competitive terms; our ability to successfully pursue and implement our gTLD initiative; changes in stock-based compensation; changes in amortization or depreciation expense due to a variety of factors; potential write downs, reserves against or impairment of assets including receivables, goodwill, intangibles, and media content or other assets; changes in tax laws, our business or other factors that would impact anticipated tax benefits or expenses; our ability to successfully identify, consummate and integrate acquisitions, including integrating our recent acquisitions; our ability to retain key customers and key personnel; risks associated with litigation; the impact of governmental regulation; and the effects of discontinuing or discontinued business operations. From time to time, we may consider acquisitions or divestitures that, if consummated, could be material. Any forward-looking statements regarding financial metrics are based upon the assumption that no such acquisition or divestiture is consummated during the relevant periods. If an acquisition or divestiture were consummated, actual results could differ materially from any forward-looking statements. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our operating and financial results are contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year endingDecember 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov) on February 24, 2012, and as such risk factors may be updated in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with theSecurities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, information under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

Furthermore, as discussed above, the Company does not intend to revise or update the information set forth in this press release, except as required by law, and may not provide this type of information in the future.

Demand Media, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Revenue $ 79,455 $ 93,055 $ 158,978 $ 179,289
Operating expenses
Service costs (exclusive of amortization of intangible assets shown separately below) (1) (2) 37,869 44,367 75,523 85,629
Sales and marketing (1) (2) 9,286 11,660 18,869 22,053
Product development (1) (2) 9,642 10,587 18,893 20,711
General and administrative (1) (2) 13,787 15,754 30,811 31,149
Amortization of intangible assets 9,750 9,759 19,953 21,715
Total operating expenses 80,334 92,127 164,049 181,257
Income (loss) from operations (879 ) 928 (5,071 ) (1,968 )
Other income (expense)
Interest income 5 10 47 25
Interest expense (163 ) (173 ) (325 ) (310 )
Other income (expense), net (2 ) (45 ) (259 ) (64 )
Total other expense (160 ) (208 ) (537 ) (349 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,039 ) 720 (5,608 ) (2,317 )
Income tax (expense) benefit (1,332 ) (626 ) (2,345 ) 569
Net income (loss) $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (7,953 ) $ (1,748 )
(1) Stock-based compensation expense included in the line items above:
Service costs $ 347 $ 761 $ 584 $ 1,469
Sales and marketing 1,136 1,585 2,036 3,121
Product development 1,130 2,085 2,246 3,773
General and administrative 2,807 4,118 9,481 7,577
Total stock-based compensation expense $ 5,420 $ 8,549 $ 14,347 $ 15,940
(2) Depreciation included in the line items above:
Service costs $ 4,149 $ 3,552 $ 8,193 $ 7,202
Sales and marketing 115 106 187 240
Product development 438 271 759 553
General and administrative 878 899 1,450 1,797
Total depreciation $ 5,580 $ 4,828 $ 10,589 $ 9,792
Income (loss) per common share:
Net income (loss) $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (7,953 ) $ (1,748 )
Cumulative preferred stock dividends (3) (2,477 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (10,430 ) $ (1,748 )
Net income (loss) per share – basic $ (0.03 ) $ $ (0.14 ) $ (0.02 )
Net income (loss) per share – diluted $ (0.03 ) $ $ (0.14 ) $ (0.02 )
Weighted average number of shares – basic 83,088 83,925 73,477 83,433
Weighted average number of shares – diluted 83,088 86,802 73,477 83,433
(3) As a result of the Company’s initial public offering which was completed on January 31, 2011, all shares of the Company’s preferred stock were converted to common stock.
Demand Media, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
December 31, June 30,
2011 2012
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 86,035 $ 94,187
Accounts receivable, net 32,665 37,511
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,656 8,958
Deferred registration costs 50,636 57,513
Total current assets 177,992 198,169
Property and equipment, net 32,626 34,105
Intangible assets, net 111,304 94,525
Goodwill 256,060 256,037
Deferred registration costs 9,555 11,128
Other long-term assets 2,566 23,471
Total assets $ 590,103 $ 617,435
Liabilities, Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 10,046 $ 12,865
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 33,932 31,496
Deferred tax liabilities 18,288 20,109
Deferred revenue 71,109 79,366
Total current liabilities 133,375 143,836
Deferred revenue 14,802 16,200
Other liabilities 1,660 2,663
Total liabilities 149,837 162,699
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 528,042 548,237
Treasury stock (17,064 ) (21,020 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 59 38
Accumulated deficit (70,771 ) (72,519 )
Total stockholders’ equity 440,266 454,736
Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity $ 590,103 $ 617,435
Demand Media, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (7,953 ) $ (1,748 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 15,330 14,587 30,542 31,507
Stock-based compensation 5,426 8,549 14,262 15,940
Other 1,214 1,037 2,069 (383 )
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions (2,751 ) (2,394 ) (2,852 ) (4,965 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 16,848 21,873 36,068 40,351
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (5,746 ) (3,122 ) (10,830 ) (7,443 )
Purchases of intangibles (15,858 ) (2,549 ) (30,062 ) (5,122 )
Payments for gTLD applications (18,072 ) (18,202 )
Cash paid for acquisitions (26 ) (3,839 ) (269 )
Other (855 ) (855 )
Net cash used in investing activities (21,604 ) (24,624 ) (44,731 ) (31,891 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net (249 ) 78,625
Repurchases of common stock (966 ) (3,956 )
Proceeds from exercises of stock options and contributions to ESPP 674 3,741 1,525 5,856
Other (107 ) (1,391 ) (215 ) (2,187 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 318 1,384 79,935 (287 )
Effect of foreign currency on cash and cash equivalents (16 ) (14 ) (8 ) (21 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents (4,454 ) (1,381 ) 71,264 8,152
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 108,056 95,568 32,338 86,035
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 103,602 $ 94,187 $ 103,602 $ 94,187
Demand Media, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Revenue ex-TAC:
Content & Media revenue $ 49,822 $ 59,667 $ 101,674 $ 113,630
Less: traffic acquisition costs (TAC) (2,813 ) (4,380 ) (6,003 ) (7,759 )
Content & Media Revenue ex-TAC 47,009 55,287 95,671 105,871
Registrar revenue 29,633 33,388 57,304 65,659
Total Revenue ex-TAC $ 76,642 $ 88,675 $ 152,975 $ 171,530
Adjusted EBITDA(1):
Net income (loss) $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (7,953 ) $ (1,748 )
Income tax expense/(benefit) 1,332 626 2,345 (569 )
Interest and other expense, net 160 208 537 349
Depreciation and amortization(2) 15,330 14,587 30,542 31,507
Stock-based compensation 5,420 8,549 14,347 15,940
Acquisition and realignment costs(3) 638 52 771 113
gTLD expense(4) 453 882
Adjusted EBITDA $ 20,509 $ 24,569 $ 40,589 $ 46,474
Discretionary and Total Free Cash Flow:
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 16,848 $ 21,873 $ 36,068 $ 40,351
Purchases of property and equipment (5,746 ) (3,122 ) (10,830 ) (7,443 )
gTLD expense cash flows(4) 422 735
Discretionary Free Cash Flow 11,102 19,173 25,238 33,644
Purchases of intangible assets (15,858 ) (2,549 ) (30,062 ) (5,122 )
Free Cash Flow(4)(5) $ (4,756 ) $ 16,624 $ (4,824 ) $ 28,522
Adjusted Net Income:
GAAP net income (loss) $ (2,371 ) $ 94 $ (7,953 ) $ (1,748 )
(a) Stock-based compensation 5,420 8,549 14,347 15,940
(b) Amortization of intangible assets – M&A 3,097 2,737 6,830 5,666
(c) Content intangible assets removed from service(2) 1,818
(d) Acquisition and realignment costs(3) 638 52 771 113
(e) gTLD expense(4) 453 882
(f) Income tax effect of items (a) – (e) & application of 38% statutory tax rate to pre-tax income (1,752 ) (4,128 ) (3,864 ) (8,968 )
Adjusted Net Income $ 5,032 $ 7,757 $ 10,131 $ 13,703
Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per share – diluted $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.16
Shares used to calculate non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per share – diluted(6) 88,691 86,802 89,258 86,117
(1) Effective Q1 2012, the Company began reporting Adjusted EBITDA instead of Adjusted OIBDA. While the dollar value of each measure does not differ, a comparison of the historical reconciliation of both measures is provided in our supplemental financial schedules available on the investor relations section of our corporate website.
(2) In conjunction with its previously announced plans to improve its content creation and distribution platform, the Company elected to remove certain content assets from service, resulting in $1.8 million of accelerated amortization expense in the first quarter of 2012.
(3) Acquisition and realignment costs include such items, when applicable, as (1) non-cash GAAP purchase accounting adjustments for certain deferred revenue and costs, (2) legal, accounting and other professional fees directly attributable to acquisition activity, and (3) employee severance payments attributable to acquisition or corporate realignment activities. Management does not consider these costs to be indicative of the Company’s core operating results.
(4) Comprises formation expenses directly related to the Company’s gTLD initiative that is not expected to generate associated revenue in 2012.
(5) In April 2012, the Company invested $18.1 million in gTLD applications, which did not impact its recurring Free Cash Flow metric.
(6) Shares used to calculate non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income per share – diluted include the weighted average common stock and restricted stock for the periods presented and all dilutive common stock equivalent at each period. Amounts have been adjusted in 2011 to reflect the revised capital structure following the Company’s initial public offering which was completed on January 31, 2011, whereby the Company issued 5,175 shares of common stock and converted certain warrants and all of the convertible preferred stock into 62,155 shares of common stock as if those transactions were consummated on January 1, 2011.
Demand Media, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited GAAP Revenue, by Revenue Source
(In thousands)
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Content & Media:
Owned and operated websites $ 39,095 $ 44,990 $ 79,619 $ 84,338
Network of customer websites 10,727 14,677 22,055 29,292
Total revenue – Content & Media 49,822 59,667 101,674 113,630
Registrar 29,633 33,388 57,304 65,659
Total revenue $ 79,455 $ 93,055 $ 158,978 $ 179,289
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Content & Media:
Owned and operated websites 49 % 48 % 50 % 47 %
Network of customer websites 14 % 16 % 14 % 16 %
Total revenue – Content & Media 63 % 64 % 64 % 63 %
Registrar 37 % 36 % 36 % 37 %
Total revenue 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

 

Source: Demand Media, Inc.

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