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Yahoo just released its second quarter 2013 financial results, with GAAP revenue down 7% year-over-year at $1,13 billion for the quarter. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) was 1,07 billion for the second quarter, down 1% year-over-year.

Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.35, up from $0.30 for the same period last year.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said, “I’m encouraged by Yahoo!’s performance in the second quarter. Our business saw continued stability, and we launched more products than ever before, introducing a significant new product almost every week,” said Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. “From the new Yahoo! News, the new Yahoo! Sports app, the redesigned Yahoo! search, the new Flickr, the new Yahoo! Mail for tablet, the Yahoo! Weather app, our new Yahoo! app with Summly – this quarter drove tremendous improvements in our product line and our users responded with increased usage and engagement.”

Here’s a look at page view growth (doesn’t include Tumblr, iMap or infinite scroll):

Yahoo Pageviews

“These measures are conservative,” says Mayer.

She said Yahoo is launching new products about every week.

Daily uploads have increased by a factor of three since Flickr refresh.

Search: 130 experiments this past quarter (in addition to work Microsoft is doing on their end).

A quarter of a million new blogs are being set up each day on Tumblr, Mayer says. She also hints at Tumblr integrations into Yahoo products in the future.

The company’s investor slides are available here.

Daily active users are up 120% across mail applications, Mayer says. This is a positive stat considering how much backlash the Yahoo Mail redesign has seen.

You can watch the webcast video live here.

Here’s the release in its entirety:


Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

 

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Q2 2012 Q2 2013 Percent
Change
GAAP revenue $1,218 million $1,135 million (7)%
Revenue ex-TAC $1,081 million $1,071 million (1)%
GAAP income from operations $55 million $137 million 150%
Non-GAAP income from operations $240 million $209 million (13)%
GAAP net earnings per diluted share $0.18 $0.30 68%
Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share $0.30 $0.35 19%

“I’m encouraged by Yahoo!’s performance in the second quarter.  Our business saw continued stability, and we launched more products than ever before, introducing a significant new product almost every week,” said Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. “From the new Yahoo! News, the new Yahoo! Sports app, the redesigned Yahoo! search, the new Flickr, the new Yahoo! Mail for tablet, the Yahoo! Weather app, our newYahoo! app with Summly – this quarter drove tremendous improvements in our product line and our users responded with increased usage and engagement.”

GAAP revenue was $1,135 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 7 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2012. Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (“revenue ex-TAC”) was $1,071 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 1 percent decrease compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $369 million, a 7 percent decrease compared to the same period of 2012.

GAAP income from operations was $137 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 150 percent increase from the second quarter of 2012 (which reflected a restructuring charge of $129 million). Non-GAAP income from operations was $209 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 13 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2012.

GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2013 was $331 million, a 46 percent increase from the same period of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2013 was $386 million, a 6 percent increase from the same period of 2012.

GAAP net earnings per diluted share was $0.30 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.18 in the second quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share was $0.35 in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.30 in the second quarter of 2012.

Business Highlights

  • Yahoo! accelerated its pace of innovation in the second quarter, launching nearly a dozen new product experiences for its core daily habits — including re-imagined desktop, mobile and tablet versions of Mail, Weather, Flickr, Search, Sports, News, and Yahoo! for iPhone and Android.
  • The Company announced two new advertising formats designed to enhance the content experience in a more intuitive and immersive way. Yahoo! Stream Ads offer unobtrusive native ads that are part of a user’s Yahoo! news stream. The Company also unveiled a newYahoo.com Billboard ad, designed to deliver richer content interactions to users and increased effectiveness to advertisers.
  • Yahoo! is offering additional content as part of its partnerships with leading news and entertainment brands such as ABC News,CNBC, and Condé Nast Entertainment, adding breadth to its existing portfolio of partner content and enhancing Yahoo!’s cross-screen experiences. The Company also announced a partnership between Yahoo! and Broadway Video Entertainment, along with NBC Entertainment, to bring the “Saturday Night Live” archive clips from 1975 to 2013 exclusively to Yahoo!.
  • During the second quarter, Yahoo! made nine acquisitions to strengthen its products, content offerings, core technology and talent — including Summly, Astrid, Milewise, Loki Studios, Go Poll Go, PlayerScale, Rondee, Ghostbird Software and Tumblr. Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. Its tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr and Yahoo! is expected to growYahoo!’s audience to more than one billion monthly visitors.

Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

Display:

  • GAAP display revenue was $472 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 12 percent decrease compared to $535 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Display revenue ex-TAC was $423 million for the second quarter of 2013, an 11 percent decrease compared to $473 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • The Number of Ads Sold (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
  • Price-per-Ad (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 12 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Search:

  • GAAP search revenue was $418 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 9 percent decrease compared to $461 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Search revenue ex-TAC was $403 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 5 percent increase compared to $385 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Paid Clicks (excluding Korea) increased approximately 21 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.
  • Price-per-Click (excluding Korea) decreased approximately 8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2012.

Cash Balance:

  • Cash, cash equivalents, and investments in marketable securities were $4.8 billion as of June 30, 2013 compared to $6 billion as ofDecember 31, 2012, a decrease of $1.2 billion.
  • During the second quarter of 2013, Yahoo! repurchased 25 million shares for $653 million and used a net $1 billion in cash for acquisitions (including a net $970 million to acquire Tumblr). These outflows were offset by $846 million in cash from Alibaba Group to redeem the Alibaba Group Preference Shares. The cash received represents the redemption value and includes the stated value of$800 million plus dividends of $46 million.

“We are happy to announce that as of today we have essentially completed our commitment to return $3.65 billion from our Alibaba Groupproceeds to shareholders, repurchasing a total of 190 million shares,” said Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman. “As part of our ongoing commitment to shareholders, we plan to continue to execute against the $5 billion share buyback that was authorized last year, of which approximately $1.9 billion remains. We plan to repurchase shares in open market or privately negotiated transactions.”

Live Stream

Yahoo! will live stream a video broadcast of the Company’s second quarter 2013 financial results at 2 p.m. Pacific Time/5 p.m. Eastern Timetoday. The live stream will be broadcast from Yahoo!’s Sunnyvale studio and will be available exclusively on Yahoo! Finance athttp://finance.yahoo.com. The Company will provide its business outlook for the third quarter and full year during the presentation. Supplemental financial information can be accessed through the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.yahoo.com. The video webcast will be archived after the event at http://investor.yahoo.com and will be available for 90 days following the broadcast.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and its attachments include the following financial measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”): revenue ex-TAC; adjusted EBITDA; non-GAAP income from operations; non-GAAP net earnings; non-GAAP net earnings per share – diluted; and free cash flow.

Revenue ex-TAC is GAAP revenue less traffic acquisition costs. Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per share – diluted, exclude from the most comparable GAAP financial measures certain gains, losses, and expenses that we do not believe are indicative of ongoing results, and exclude stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, other income, net (which includes interest), earnings in equity interests, and net income attributable to noncontrolling interests. Free cash flow is GAAP net cash provided by operating activities (adjusted to include excess tax benefits from stock-based awards), less acquisition of property and equipment, net and dividends received from equity investees.

These measures may be different than non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Explanations of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these financial measures to the GAAP financial measures the Company considers most comparable are included in the accompanying “Note to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements,” “Supplemental Financial Data and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations,” and “GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the Company’s blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).

“Affiliates” refers to the third-party entities that have integrated Yahoo!’s advertising offerings into their Websites or other offerings (those Websites and other offerings, “Affiliate sites”).

“Alibaba Group” means Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

“Net earnings” means net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc., and “net earnings per diluted share” means net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share — diluted.

“Number of Ads Sold” is defined as the total number of ads displayed, or impressions, for paying advertisers on Yahoo! Properties.

“Paid Clicks” are defined as the total number of times an end-user clicks on a sponsored listing on Yahoo! Properties and Affiliate sites for which an advertiser pays on a per click basis.

“Price-per-Ad” is defined as display revenue from Yahoo! Properties divided by our Number of Ads Sold.

“Price-per-Click” is defined as search revenue divided by our Paid Clicks.

Additional information about how “Number of Ads Sold,” “Paid Clicks,” “Price-per-Ad,” and “Price-per-Click” are defined and calculated is included under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, which is on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website atwww.sec.gov. Due to the closure of the Korea business in the fourth quarter of 2012, “Number of Ads Sold”, “Paid Clicks”, “Price-per-Ad”, and “Price-per-Click,” as presented above, exclude the Korea market for all periods.

“Search Agreement” refers to the Search and Advertising Services and Sales Agreement between Yahoo! and Microsoft Corporation, as amended.

“TAC” refers to traffic acquisition costs. TAC consists of payments to Affiliates and payments made to companies that direct consumer and business traffic to Yahoo! Properties.

“Yahoo! Properties” refers to the online properties and services that Yahoo! provides to users.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Yahoo!’s expected financial performance and Yahoo!’s strategic and operational plans (including, without limitation, the quotation from management). Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, acceptance by users of new products and services (including, without limitation, products and services for mobile devices and alternative platforms); Yahoo!’s ability to compete with new or existing competitors; reduction in spending by, or loss of, advertising customers; risks associated with the Search Agreement with Microsoft Corporation; risks related to Yahoo!’s regulatory environment; interruptions or delays in the provision of Yahoo!’s services; security breaches; risks related to joint ventures and the integration of acquisitions; risks related to Yahoo!’s international operations; adverse results in litigation; Yahoo!’s ability to protect its intellectual property and the value of its brands; dependence on third parties for technology, services, content, and distribution; and general economic conditions. All information set forth in this press release and its attachments is as of July 16, 2013. Yahoo! does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website atwww.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in those sections in Yahoo!’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter endedJune 30, 2013, which will be filed with the SEC in the third quarter of 2013.

Yahoo!, Flickr and the Yahoo! logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Yahoo! Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
  December 31,       June 30,    
  2012   2013
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,667,778 $ 1,142,223
Short-term marketable securities 1,516,175 1,486,591
Accounts receivable, net 1,008,448 941,811
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 460,312 887,677
Total current assets 5,652,713 4,458,302
Long-term marketable securities 1,838,425 2,161,814
Alibaba Group Preference Shares 816,261 -
Property and equipment, net 1,685,845 1,579,822
Goodwill 3,826,749 4,582,588
Intangible assets, net 153,973 398,300
Other long-term assets 289,130 171,210
Investments in equity interests 2,840,157 2,874,387
Total assets $ 17,103,253 $ 16,226,423
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 184,831 $ 120,028
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 808,475 763,117
Deferred revenue 296,926 294,968
Total current liabilities 1,290,232 1,178,113
Long-term deferred revenue 407,560 333,229
Capital lease and other long-term liabilities 124,587 125,639
Deferred and other long-term tax liabilities, net 675,271 730,708
Total liabilities 2,497,650 2,367,689
Total Yahoo! Inc. stockholders’ equity 14,560,200 13,808,864
Noncontrolling interests 45,403 49,870
Total equity 14,605,603 13,858,734
Total liabilities and equity $ 17,103,253 $ 16,226,423

 

Yahoo! Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Revenue $ 1,217,794 $ 1,135,244 $ 2,439,027 $ 2,275,612
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenue – traffic acquisition costs 137,025 64,316 281,116 130,384
Cost of revenue – other 278,453 271,262 532,432 549,269
Sales and marketing 272,910 279,738 558,178 536,757
Product development 199,628 236,248 428,106 455,828
General and administrative 136,117 135,039 260,388 268,460
Amortization of intangibles 9,756 8,084 19,809 15,449
Restructuring charges, net 129,092 3,578 134,809 (3,484 )
Total operating expenses 1,162,981 998,265 2,214,838 1,952,663
Income from operations 54,813 136,979 224,189 322,949
Other income, net 20,175 23,606 22,453 40,678
Income before income taxes and earnings in equity interests 74,988 160,585 246,642 363,627
Provision for income taxes (26,523 ) (50,267 ) (82,942 ) (80,003 )
Earnings in equity interests 179,991 224,690 352,234 442,278
Net income 228,456 335,008 515,934 725,902
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (1,825 ) (3,858 ) (2,960 ) (4,467 )
Net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. $ 226,631 $ 331,150 $ 512,974 $ 721,435
Net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share – diluted (1) $ 0.18 $ 0.30 $ 0.42 $ 0.65
Shares used in per share calculation – diluted 1,221,719 1,094,694 1,224,102 1,101,395
Stock-based compensation expense by function:
Cost of revenue – other $ 2,614 $ 3,029 $ 5,508 $ 6,607
Sales and marketing 18,981 23,775 40,078 39,820
Product development 17,808 20,537 37,279 28,800
General and administrative 10,168 20,795 22,672 37,514
Restructuring expense reversals, net (3,429 ) - (3,429 ) -
Supplemental Financial Data:
Revenue ex-TAC $ 1,080,769 $ 1,070,928 $ 2,157,911 $ 2,145,228
Adjusted EBITDA $ 397,715 $ 369,182 $ 782,022 $ 754,787
Free cash flow $ 93,390 $ 131,400 $ 289,213 $ 281,308
(1) The impact of outstanding stock awards of entities in which the Company holds equity interests that are accounted for using the equity method reduced the Company’s diluted earnings per share by $0.01 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and the six months ended June 30, 2013.

 

Yahoo! Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 228,456 $ 335,008 $ 515,934 $ 725,902
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 131,789 141,426 254,539 285,290
Amortization of intangible assets 28,864 19,067 60,209 37,477
Stock-based compensation expense 46,142 68,136 102,108 112,741
Non-cash restructuring charges 38,638 - 38,638 547
Dividend income related to Alibaba Group Preference Shares - (15,475 ) - (35,726 )
Dividends received from equity investees 83,648 123,058 83,648 135,058
Tax benefits from stock-based awards (4,949 ) 188 (3,935 ) 9,725
Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards (8,609 ) (5,706 ) (16,770 ) (18,513 )
Deferred income taxes (14,075 ) (7,839 ) (18,474 ) (27,997 )
Earnings in equity interests (179,991 ) (224,690 ) (352,234 ) (442,278 )
(Gain) loss from sale of investments, assets, and other, net (15,105 ) 1,270 (18,962 ) 13,175
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, net (112,549 ) 657 (9,908 ) 58,510
Prepaid expenses and other 20,448 (119,275 ) 11,018 (99,568 )
Accounts payable 6,728 11,381 (35,714 ) (59,754 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 28,233 53,711 (15,755 ) (69,761 )
Deferred revenue (3,108 ) (50,089 ) (22,329 ) (75,318 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 274,560 330,828 572,013 549,510
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Acquisition of property and equipment, net (106,131 ) (82,076 ) (215,922 ) (151,657 )
Purchases of marketable securities (469,046 ) (763,009 ) (645,266 ) (2,244,302 )
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 414,478 1,034,246 548,439 1,458,593
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 120,798 279,306 198,498 462,406
Proceeds related to the redemption of Alibaba Group Preference Shares - 800,000 - 800,000
Purchases of intangible assets (1,286 ) (924 ) (3,088 ) (2,052 )
Proceeds from the sale of investments 26,132 - 26,132 -
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired - (1,014,010 ) - (1,024,157 )
Other investing activities, net (2,141 ) (6,961 ) (9,421 ) (3,139 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (17,196 ) 246,572 (100,628 ) (704,308 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net 66,248 61,984 77,871 123,092
Repurchases of common stock (455,507 ) (652,750 ) (526,007 ) (1,427,825 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards 8,609 5,706 16,770 18,513
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units (6,990 ) (7,448 ) (38,494 ) (51,137 )
Other financing activities, net (1,209 ) (1,373 ) (2,222 ) (2,778 )
Net cash used in financing activities (388,849 ) (593,881 ) (472,082 ) (1,340,135 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (49,214 ) (15,929 ) (22,424 ) (30,622 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (180,699 ) (32,410 ) (23,121 ) (1,525,555 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,719,968 1,174,633 1,562,390 2,667,778
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,539,269 $ 1,142,223 $ 1,539,269 $ 1,142,223

 

Yahoo! Inc.

Note to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

This press release and its attachments include the non-GAAP financial measures of revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (“revenue ex-TAC”); adjusted EBITDA; non-GAAP income from operations; non-GAAP net earnings; non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share; and free cash flow, which are reconciled to revenue; net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. (in the case of adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP net earnings); income from operations; net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share — diluted; and net cash provided by operating activities, which we believe are the most comparable GAAP measures. We use these non-GAAP financial measures for internal managerial purposes and to facilitate period-to-period comparisons. We describe limitations specific to each non-GAAP financial measure below. Management generally compensates for limitations in the use of non-GAAP financial measures by relying on comparable GAAP financial measures and providing investors with a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure or measures. Further, management uses non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. These non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, revenue, net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc., income from operations, net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share — diluted, and net cash provided by operating activities calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Revenue ex-TAC is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as GAAP revenue less TAC. TAC consists of payments made to third-party entities that have integrated our advertising offerings into their Websites or other offerings (those Websites and other offerings, “Affiliate sites”) and payments made to companies that direct consumer and business traffic to Yahoo!’s online properties and services (“Yahoo! Properties”). Based on the terms of the Search Agreement with Microsoft, Microsoft retains a revenue share of 12 percent of the net (after TAC) search revenue generated on Yahoo! Properties and Affiliate sites in transitioned markets. Yahoo! reports the net revenue it receives under the Search Agreement as revenue and no longer presents the associated TAC. Accordingly, for transitioned markets Yahoo! reports GAAP revenue associated with the Search Agreement on a net (after TAC) basis rather than a gross basis. For markets that have not yet transitioned, revenue continues to be recorded on a gross basis, and TAC is recorded as a part of operating expenses. We present revenue ex-TAC to provide investors a metric used by the Company for evaluation and decision-making purposes during the Microsoft transition and to provide investors with comparable revenue numbers when comparing periods preceding, during and following the transition period. A limitation of revenue ex-TAC is that it is a measure which we have defined for internal and investor purposes that may be unique to the Company, and therefore it may not enhance the comparability of our results to other companies in our industry who have similar business arrangements but address the impact of TAC differently. Management compensates for these limitations by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measures of revenue and total operating expenses, which includes TAC in non-transitioned markets.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. before taxes, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, other income, net (which includes interest), earnings in equity interests, net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and other gains, losses, and expenses that we do not believe are indicative of our ongoing results. Yahoo! presents adjusted EBITDA because the exclusion of certain gains, losses, and expenses facilitates comparisons of the operating performance of our Company on a period to period basis. Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results reported under GAAP. These limitations include: adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments and such payments reflect a reduction in cash available to us; adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in our businesses; adjusted EBITDA does not include stock-based compensation expense related to the Company’s workforce; adjusted EBITDA also excludes other income, net (which includes interest), earnings in equity interests, net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and other gains, losses, and expenses that we do not believe are indicative of our ongoing results, and these items may represent a reduction or increase in cash available to us; and adjusted EBITDA is a measure that may be unique to the Company, and therefore it may not enhance the comparability of our results to other companies in our industry. Management compensates for these limitations by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measure of net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc., which includes taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, other income, net (which includes interest), earnings in equity interests, net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and the other gains, losses and expenses that are excluded from adjusted EBITDA.

Non-GAAP income from operations is defined as income from operations excluding certain gains, losses, and expenses that we do not believe are indicative of our ongoing operating results and further adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense. Because of the variety of equity awards used by companies, the varying methodologies for determining stock-based compensation expense, and the subjective assumptions involved in those determinations, we believe excluding stock-based compensation expense enhances the ability of management and investors to understand the impact of stock-based compensation expense on income from operations. We consider non-GAAP income from operations to be a profitability measure which facilitates the forecasting of our operating results for future periods and allows for the comparison of our results to historical periods. A limitation of non-GAAP income from operations is that it does not include all items that impact our income from operations for the period. Management compensates for this limitation by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measure of income from operations which includes the gains, losses, and expenses that are excluded from non-GAAP income from operations.

Non-GAAP net earnings is defined as net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. excluding certain gains, losses, expenses, and their related tax effects that we do not believe are indicative of our ongoing results and further adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation expense and its related tax effects. Because of the variety of equity awards used by companies, the varying methodologies for determining stock-based compensation expense, and the subjective assumptions involved in those determinations, we believe excluding stock-based compensation expense enhances the ability of management and investors to understand the impact of stock-based compensation expense on net income and net income per share. We consider non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share to be profitability measures which facilitate the forecasting of our results for future periods and allow for the comparison of our results to historical periods. A limitation of non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share is that they do not include all items that impact our net income and net income per diluted share for the period. Management compensates for this limitation by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measures of net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. and net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share – diluted, both of which include the gains, losses, expenses and related tax effects that are excluded from non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per diluted share.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net cash provided by operating activities (adjusted to include excess tax benefits from stock-based awards), less acquisition of property and equipment, net and dividends received from equity investees. We consider free cash flow to be a liquidity measure which provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the acquisition of property and equipment, which can then be used for strategic opportunities including, among others, investing in the Company’s business, making strategic acquisitions, strengthening the balance sheet, and repurchasing stock. A limitation of free cash flow is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period. Management compensates for this limitation by also relying on the net change in cash and cash equivalents as presented in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows prepared in accordance with GAAP which incorporates all cash movements during the period.

Yahoo! Inc.
Supplemental Financial Data and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2013 2012 2013
Revenue for groups of similar services:
Display $ 534,972 $ 471,742 $ 1,046,189 $ 926,813
Search 460,969 418,202 931,366 842,889
Other 221,853 245,300 461,472 505,910
Total revenue $ 1,217,794 $ 1,135,244 $ 2,439,027 $ 2,275,612
Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (“revenue ex-TAC”) for groups of similar services:
GAAP display revenue $ 534,972 $ 471,742 $ 1,046,189 $ 926,813
TAC associated with display revenue (61,552 ) (48,610 ) (118,978 ) (101,657 )
Display revenue ex-TAC $ 473,420 $ 423,132 $ 927,211 $ 825,156
GAAP search revenue $ 460,969 $ 418,202 $ 931,366 $ 842,889
TAC associated with search revenue for non-transitioned markets (75,473 ) (14,931 ) (162,138 ) (30,988 )
Search revenue ex-TAC $ 385,496 $ 403,271 $ 769,228 $ 811,901
Other GAAP revenue $ 221,853 $ 245,300 $ 461,472 $ 505,910
TAC associated with other GAAP revenue - (775 ) - 2,261
Other revenue ex-TAC $ 221,853 $ 244,525 $ 461,472 $ 508,171
Revenue ex-TAC:
GAAP revenue $ 1,217,794 $ 1,135,244 $ 2,439,027 $ 2,275,612
TAC (137,025 ) (64,316 ) (281,116 ) (130,384 )
Revenue ex-TAC $ 1,080,769 $ 1,070,928 $ 2,157,911 $ 2,145,228
Revenue ex-TAC by segment:
Americas:
GAAP revenue $ 821,751 $ 828,537 $ 1,657,784 $ 1,670,732
TAC (45,910 ) (37,120 ) (88,865 ) (74,642 )
Revenue ex-TAC $ 775,841 $ 791,417 $ 1,568,919 $ 1,596,090
EMEA:
GAAP revenue $ 128,099 $ 97,387 $ 262,061 $ 192,211
TAC (34,187 ) (11,372 ) (79,849 ) (22,908 )
Revenue ex-TAC $ 93,912 $ 86,015 $ 182,212 $ 169,303
Asia Pacific:
GAAP revenue $ 267,944 $ 209,320 $ 519,182 $ 412,669
TAC (56,928 ) (15,824 ) (112,402 ) (32,834 )
Revenue ex-TAC $ 211,016 $ 193,496 $ 406,780 $ 379,835
Total revenue ex-TAC $ 1,080,769 $ 1,070,928 $ 2,157,911 $ 2,145,228
Direct costs by segment (2):
Americas $ 181,510 $ 172,268 $ 360,735 $ 342,392
EMEA 41,277 41,416 81,498 79,844
Asia Pacific 56,248 49,667 107,739 104,681
Global operating costs (3) 410,519 438,395 832,417 863,524
Restructuring charges, net 129,092 3,578 134,809 (3,484 )
Depreciation and amortization 157,739 160,489 310,987 322,581
Stock-based compensation expense 49,571 68,136 105,537 112,741
Income from operations $ 54,813 $ 136,979 $ 224,189 $ 322,949
Reconciliation of net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. to adjusted EBITDA:
Net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. $ 226,631 $ 331,150 $ 512,974 $ 721,435
Deal costs related to the sale of Alibaba Group shares 6,500 - 6,500 -
Depreciation and amortization 157,739 160,489 310,987 322,581
Stock-based compensation expense 49,571 68,136 105,537 112,741
Restructuring charges, net 129,092 3,578 134,809 (3,484 )
Other income, net (20,175 ) (23,606 ) (22,453 ) (40,678 )
Provision for income taxes 26,523 50,267 82,942 80,003
Earnings in equity interests (179,991 ) (224,690 ) (352,234 ) (442,278 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 1,825 3,858 2,960 4,467
Adjusted EBITDA $ 397,715 $ 369,182 $ 782,022 $ 754,787
Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow:
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 274,560 $ 330,828 $ 572,013 $ 549,510
Acquisition of property and equipment, net (106,131 ) (82,076 ) (215,922 ) (151,657 )
Dividends received from equity investees (83,648 ) (123,058 ) (83,648 ) (135,058 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards 8,609 5,706 16,770 18,513
Free cash flow $ 93,390 $ 131,400 $ 289,213 $ 281,308
(2) Direct costs for each segment include cost of revenue (excluding TAC) and other operating expenses that are directly attributable to the segment such as employee compensation expense (excluding stock-based compensation expense), local sales and marketing expenses, and facilities expenses.
(3) Global operating costs include product development, service engineering and operations, general and administrative, and other corporate expenses that are managed on a global basis and that are not directly attributable to any particular segment.

 

Yahoo! Inc.
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
2012 2013
GAAP income from operations $ 54,813 $ 136,979
(a) Restructuring charges, net 129,092 3,578
(b) Stock-based compensation expense 49,571 68,136
(c) Deal costs related to the sale of Alibaba Group shares 6,500 -
Non-GAAP income from operations (4) $ 239,976 $ 208,693
GAAP net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. $ 226,631 $ 331,150
(a) Restructuring charges, net 129,092 3,578
(b) Stock-based compensation expense 49,571 68,136
(c) Deal costs related to the sale of Alibaba Group shares 6,500 -
(d) To adjust the provision for income taxes to exclude the tax impact of items (a) through (c) above for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2013 (49,212 ) (16,995 )
Non-GAAP net earnings (5) $ 362,582 $ 385,869
GAAP net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share – diluted (1) $ 0.18 $ 0.30
Non-GAAP net earnings per share – diluted (5) $ 0.30 $ 0.35
Shares used in per share calculation – diluted 1,221,719 1,094,694
Six Months Ended
June 30,
2012 2013
GAAP income from operations $ 224,189 $ 322,949
(a) Restructuring charges (reversals), net 134,809 (3,484 )
(b) Stock-based compensation expense 105,537 112,741
(c) Deal costs related to the sale of Alibaba Group shares 6,500 -
Non-GAAP income from operations (4) $ 471,035 $ 432,206
GAAP net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. $ 512,974 $ 721,435
(a) Restructuring charges (reversals), net 134,809 (3,484 )
(b) Stock-based compensation expense 105,537 112,741
(c) Deal costs related to the sale of Alibaba Group shares 6,500 -
(d) To adjust the provision for income taxes to exclude the tax impact of items (a) through (c) above for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2013 (63,656 ) (24,641 )
Non-GAAP net earnings (5) $ 696,164 $ 806,051
GAAP net income attributable to Yahoo! Inc. common stockholders per share – diluted (1) $ 0.42 $ 0.65
Non-GAAP net earnings per share – diluted (5) $ 0.57 $ 0.73
Shares used in per share calculation – diluted 1,224,102 1,101,395
(1) The impact of outstanding stock awards of entities in which the Company holds equity interests that are accounted for using the equity method reduced the Company’s diluted earnings per share by $0.01 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and the six months ended June 30, 2013.
(4) Commencing in 2013, non-GAAP income from operations excludes stock-based compensation expense. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform to the current presentation.
(5) Commencing in 2013, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP net earnings per share – diluted exclude stock-based compensation expense and its related tax effects. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform to the current presentation.

 

Media Relations Contact:
Yahoo! Inc.
Sara Gorman, 408-349-4040
media@yahoo-inc.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Yahoo! Inc.
Joon Huh, 408-349-3382
investorrelations@yahoo-inc.com

 

Source: Yahoo! Inc.

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