IAC Reports Q4 Results

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) released fourth quarter 2012 results today.

SUMMARY RESULTS

$ in millions (except per share amounts)
















Q4 2012

Q4 2011

Growth



FY 2012

FY 2011

Growth



Revenue


$            765.3

$        596.9

28%



$     2,800.9

$     2,059.4

36%















Operating Income Before Amortization


123.4

90.9

36%



445.0

308.4

44%



Adjusted Net Income


66.2

67.4

-2%



263.1

220.5

19%



Adjusted EPS


0.70

0.70

0%



2.77

2.26

23%















Operating Income


85.3

55.5

54%



323.6

197.8

64%



Net Income 


40.7

48.8

-16%



159.3

174.2

-9%



GAAP Diluted EPS 


0.43

0.53

-18%



1.71

1.85

-7%















See reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP measures beginning on page 10.








  • Revenue and Operating Income Before Amortization reflect strong double digit growth for the 12th consecutive quarter.  Excluding restructuring costs, Operating Income Before Amortization grew 48% to $134.9 million.
  • Free Cash Flow for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was $306.4 million, while cash flow from operating activities attributable to continuing operations was $354.5 million.
  • IAC repurchased 6.4 million shares of common stock between October 20, 2012 and February 1, 2013 at an average price of $45.69 per share, or $292.9 million in aggregate.
  • IAC declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share, to be paid on March 1, 2013 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2013.
  • In December 2012, IAC issued $500 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2022 and closed a $300 million 5-year Revolving Credit Facility.

 

DISCUSSION OF FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS



Q4 2012

Q4 2011

Growth

Revenue

$ in millions


Search & Applications 

$      403.6

$      309.5

30%


Match

182.6

157.7

16%


Local

76.7

72.0

7%


Media

57.8

18.4

215%


Other

44.7

39.6

13%


Intercompany Elimination

(0.1)

(0.1)

32%



$      765.3

$      596.9

28%

Operating Income Before Amortization





Search & Applications 

$        96.4

$        59.2

63%


Match

65.8

48.7

35%


Local

1.3

4.4

-70%


Media

(19.4)

(5.5)

-250%


Other

(0.7)

0.5

NM


Corporate

(20.1)

(16.5)

-22%



$      123.4

$        90.9

36%

Operating Income (Loss) 





Search & Applications 

$        89.1

$        59.2

50%


Match

62.4

36.4

71%


Local

(1.1)

3.0

NM


Media

(24.6)

(5.7)

-330%


Other

(1.1)

-

NM


Corporate

(39.4)

(37.5)

-5%



$        85.3

$        55.5

54%

 

Search & Applications
Revenue reflects strong growth from both Websites and Applications.  Websites revenue growth reflects a $30.1 million contribution from The About Group, consolidated with effect from October 1, 2012, and strong query gains driven primarily by increased marketing and site optimization.  Revenue growth from Applications was driven by increased contribution from existing partners as well as existing and new products.  Profits were favorably impacted by higher revenue and lower cost of acquisition as a percentage of revenue, as well as by the contribution from The About Group, which had Operating Income Before Amortization of $13.3 million.  Operating income in the current year period reflects an increase of $7.3 million in amortization of intangibles primarily related to The About Group.

Match
Revenue increased due to Meetic, which had revenue of $54.5 million versus the prior year period of $35.0 million, and growth from Core.  Meetic revenue in the prior year period was negatively impacted by the write-off of $23.0 million of deferred revenue in connection with its acquisition.  Core revenue increased 5% to $110.7 million driven by an increase in subscribers.  Operating Income Before Amortization, excluding Meetic's results, increased 15% to $54.7 million due to higher revenue, lower customer acquisition costs as a percentage of revenue and lower operating expenses.  Meetic profits in the current year period reflect the planned increase in marketing expense; the prior year period was negatively impacted by the write-off of deferred revenue described above.  Operating income in the current year period reflects a decrease of $8.5 million in amortization of intangibles primarily related to Meetic.

Local
Revenue increased reflecting growth from CityGrid Media, which benefited from the contribution of Felix, acquired August 2012, and higher reseller revenue, partially offset by a decline from direct sales revenue.  HomeAdvisor revenue was flat versus the prior year period as the increase in international revenue, which benefited from an increase in accepted service requests, was offset by a decline in domestic revenue.  The decline in domestic revenue was due to the rebranding of the business and marketing optimization efforts, which reduced service requests but increased accepts per service request.  Local profits were negatively impacted by an increase in general and administrative expense primarily related to restructuring costs at CityGrid Media and the inclusion of Felix.  Operating loss in the current year period reflects an increase of $1.0 million in amortization of intangibles.

Media
Revenue increased due to the contribution of News_Beast, which has been consolidated following our acquisition of a controlling interest in May 2012, and strong growth from Electus and Vimeo.  Higher losses primarily reflect the inclusion of News_Beast in our consolidated results, which includes $7.0 million in restructuring costs in the current year period related to the transition to a digital only publication.  Operating loss in the current year period reflects an increase of $5.0 million in amortization of intangibles primarily related to News_Beast.

Other
Revenue increased reflecting strong growth from Shoebuy in its seasonally strongest quarter.  Profits were negatively impacted due primarily to Hatch Labs, which was shut down in December 2012.

Corporate
Corporate expenses increased primarily due to higher compensation expense and insurance deductibles related to Super Storm Sandy losses.

OTHER ITEMS
Profits in Q4 2012 includes restructuring charges of $11.5 million comprised of $7.0 million in Media, $2.0 million in Search & Applications, $1.8 million in Local and $0.7 million in Other.

Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates in Q4 2011 includes $9.6 million in losses related to News_Beast.  Other (expense) income in Q4 2012 includes an $8.7 million write-down of an investment.

The effective tax rates for continuing operations and Adjusted Net Income in Q4 2012 were 45% and 41%, respectively.  The effective tax rates were higher than the statutory rate of 35% due principally to an increase in reserves for and interest on tax contingencies, a valuation allowance on the deferred tax asset created by the write-down of an investment and state taxes, partially offset by foreign income taxed at lower rates.  The effective tax rates for continuing operations and Adjusted Net Income in Q4 2011 were 5% and 16%, respectively.  The effective tax rates were lower than the statutory rate of 35% due principally to the reduction in reserves due to the favorable outcome of state and foreign audits.  

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

During Q4 2012, IAC repurchased 6.4 million common shares at an average price of $45.69 per share, or $292.9 million in aggregate.  As of December 31, 2012, IAC had 84.3 million common and class B common shares outstanding.  IAC may purchase shares over an indefinite period of time on the open market and in privately negotiated transactions, depending on those factors IAC management deems relevant at any particular time, including, without limitation, market conditions, share price and future outlook.  As of February 1, 2013, the Company had 3.1 million shares remaining in its stock repurchase authorization.

IAC's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share of common and class B common stock outstanding with record and payment dates of February 15, 2013 and March 1, 2013, respectively.

As of December 31, 2012, IAC had $770.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities, as well as $595.8 million, in debt of which $15.8 million was short-term and paid on January 15, 2013.  The Company has $300.0 million in unused borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility.

 

OPERATING METRICS




Q4 2012

Q4 2011

Growth







SEARCH & APPLICATIONS(in millions)





Revenue






Websites (a)


$        197.0

$        140.9

40%


Applications (b)


206.6

168.6

23%


Total Revenue


$        403.6

$        309.5

30%







Queries






Websites (c) 


2,635

2,175

21%


Applications (d)


5,475

4,698

17%


Total Queries


8,110

6,872

18%







MATCH(in thousands)





Paid Subscribers






Core (e)


1,803

1,664

8%


Developing (f)


240

270

-11%


Meetic (g)


769

762

1%


Total Paid Subscribers


2,811

2,696

4%







HOMEADVISOR(in thousands)






Domestic Service Requests (h)


1,274

1,437

-11%


Domestic Accepts (i)


1,687

1,836

-8%












International Service Requests (h)


243

194

26%


International Accepts (i)


311

234

33%

 

(a)

Websites revenue includes Ask.com, The About Group, Pronto and Dictionary.com, excluding downloadable applications related revenue.

(b)

Applications revenue includes B2C and B2B, as well as downloadable applications related revenue from Ask.com and Dictionary.com.

(c)

Websites queries include Ask.com, but exclude Ask.com's downloadable applications, The About Group, Pronto and Dictionary.com.

(d)

Applications queries include B2C and B2B, as well as downloadable applications queries from Ask.com.

(e)

Core consists of Match.com in the United States, Chemistry and People Media.

(f)

Developing includes OkCupid, DateHookup and Match's international operations, excluding Meetic S.A.

(g)

Meetic consists of the publicly traded personals company Meetic S.A., which operates principally in Europe.

(h)

Fully completed and submitted customer service requests on HomeAdvisor.

(i)

The number of times service requests are accepted by service professionals.  A service request can be transmitted to and accepted by more than one service professional.

 

DILUTIVE SECURITIES

IAC has various tranches of dilutive securities.  The table below details these securities as well as potential dilution at various stock prices (shares in millions, rounding differences may occur).





Avg. 











Exercise


As of 




Shares


Price


2/1/13

Dilution at:












Share Price





$41.56

$ 45.00

$ 50.00

$ 55.00

$ 60.00












Absolute Shares as of 2/1/13

84.3




84.3

84.3

84.3

84.3

84.3












RSUs and Other

2.9




2.9

2.7

2.5

2.4

2.2

Options

9.9


$33.01


2.5

2.8

3.4

4.0

4.5












Total Dilution





5.4

5.6

6.0

6.4

6.7


% Dilution







6.0%

6.2%

6.6%

7.0%

7.3%

Total Diluted Shares Outstanding





89.7

89.8

90.2

90.6

90.9

 

CONFERENCE CALL

IAC will audiocast its conference call with investors and analysts discussing the Company's Q4 financial results on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). This call will include the disclosure of certain information, including forward-looking information, which may be material to an investor's understanding of IAC's business.  The live audiocast is open to the public at www.iac.com/investors.htm.

 

GAAP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS    

IAC CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS







($ in thousands except per share amounts)
















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2012

2011


2012

2011















Revenue


$               765,251

$               596,943


$            2,800,933

$            2,059,444

Costs and expenses:







Cost of revenue (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below)


270,277

218,412


992,470

761,244

Selling and marketing expense


229,090

187,410


898,761

614,174

General and administrative expense


117,118

87,256


396,013

328,728

Product development expense


30,768

22,202


101,869

78,760

Depreciation


14,991

13,346


52,481

56,719

Amortization of intangibles


17,713

12,862


35,771

22,057

Total costs and expenses


679,957

541,488


2,477,365

1,861,682








Operating income 


85,294

55,455


323,568

197,762








Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates


2,863

(10,623)


(25,345)

(36,300)

Other (expense) income, net


(7,894)

(637)


(9,161)

10,060

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 


80,263

44,195


289,062

171,522

Income tax (provision) benefit


(35,855)

(2,397)


(119,215)

4,047

Earnings from continuing operations 


44,408

41,798


169,847

175,569

(Loss) earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax


(2,470)

4,366


(9,051)

(3,992)

Net earnings 


41,938

46,164


160,796

171,577

Net (earnings) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests


(1,199)

2,602


(1,530)

2,656

Net earnings attributable to IAC shareholders


$                 40,739

$                 48,766


$               159,266

$               174,233








Per share information attributable to IAC shareholders:







   Basic earnings per share from continuing operations


$                     0.49

$                     0.53


$                     1.95

$                     2.05

   Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations


$                     0.46

$                     0.48


$                     1.81

$                     1.89








   Basic earnings per share


$                     0.46

$                     0.58


$                     1.85

$                     2.01

   Diluted earnings per share


$                     0.43

$                     0.53


$                     1.71

$                     1.85








Dividends declared per common share


$                     0.24

$                     0.12


$                     0.72

$                     0.12








Non-cash compensation expense by function:







Cost of revenue


$                   1,444

$                   1,677


$                   6,219

$                   5,359

Selling and marketing expense


1,248

1,331


4,760

4,807

General and administrative expense


16,262

17,450


68,640

70,894

Product development expense


1,413

2,077


6,006

7,528

Total non-cash compensation expense


$                 20,367

$                 22,535


$                 85,625

$                 88,588

 

IAC CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET




($ in thousands)










December 31,

December 31,



2012

2011

ASSETS








 Cash and cash equivalents 


$               749,977

$               704,153

 Marketable securities 


20,604

165,695

 Accounts receivable, net 


229,830

177,030

 Other current assets 


156,339

112,255

 Total current assets 


1,156,750

1,159,133





 Property and equipment, net 


270,512

259,588

 Goodwill 


1,616,154

1,358,524

 Intangible assets, net 


482,904

378,107

 Long-term investments 


161,278

173,752

 Other non-current assets 


118,230

80,761

 TOTAL ASSETS 


$            3,805,828

$            3,409,865





 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 




 LIABILITIES 




 Current maturities of long-term debt 


$                 15,844

$                         -

 Accounts payable, trade 


98,314

64,398

 Deferred revenue 


155,499

126,297

 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 


355,232

343,490

 Total current liabilities 


624,889

534,185





 Long-term debt, net of current maturities 


580,000

95,844

 Income taxes payable 


479,945

450,533

 Deferred income taxes 


323,403

302,213

 Other long-term liabilities 


31,830

16,601





 Redeemable noncontrolling interests 


58,126

50,349





 Commitments and contingencies 








 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 




 Common stock 


251

234

 Class B convertible common stock 


16

16

 Additional paid-in capital 


11,607,367

11,280,173

 Accumulated deficit 


(318,519)

(477,785)

 Accumulated other comprehensive loss 


(32,169)

(12,443)

 Treasury stock 


(9,601,218)

(8,885,146)

 Total IAC shareholders' equity 


1,655,728

1,905,049

 Noncontrolling interests 


51,907

55,091

 Total shareholders' equity 


1,707,635

1,960,140

 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 


$            3,805,828

$            3,409,865

 

IAC CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS




($ in thousands)










Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2012

2011





Cash flows from operating activities attributable to continuing operations:




Net earnings


$               160,796

$               171,577

Less: loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(9,051)

(3,992)

Earnings from continuing operations


169,847

175,569

Adjustments to reconcile earnings from continuing operations to net cash provided by

operating activities attributable to continuing operations:




Non-cash compensation expense


85,625

88,588

Depreciation


52,481

56,719

Amortization of intangibles


35,771

22,057

Impairment of a long-term investment


8,685

-

Deferred income taxes


37,076

(35,483)

Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliates


25,345

36,300

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:




Accounts receivable


(30,991)

(58,314)

Other current assets


(22,991)

1,287

Accounts payable and other current liabilities


(14,384)

57,228

Income taxes payable


(10,091)

(29,215)

Deferred revenue


1,864

48,950

Other, net


16,290

8,700

Net cash provided by operating activities attributable to continuing operations


354,527

372,386

Cash flows from investing activities attributable to continuing operations:




Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(411,035)

(278,469)

Capital expenditures


(51,201)

(39,954)

Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable debt securities


195,501

584,935

Purchases of marketable debt securities


(53,952)

(203,970)

Proceeds from sales of long-term investments


14,194

15,214

Purchases of long-term investments


(36,094)

(90,245)

Other, net


(9,501)

(12,697)

Net cash used in investing activities attributable to continuing operations


(352,088)

(25,186)

Cash flows from financing activities attributable to continuing operations:




Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt


500,000

-

Purchase of treasury stock 


(691,830)

(507,765)

Issuance of common stock, net of withholding taxes


262,841

132,785

Dividends


(68,163)

(10,668)

Excess tax benefits from stock-based awards


57,101

22,166

Other, net


(15,648)

(8,751)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities attributable to continuing operations


44,301

(372,233)

Total cash provided by (used in) continuing operations


46,740

(25,033)

Total cash used in discontinued operations


(3,472)

(8,417)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


2,556

(4,496)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


45,824

(37,946)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


704,153

742,099

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$               749,977

$               704,153

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES   

IAC RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING CASH FLOW FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS TO FREE CASH FLOW

($ in millions; rounding differences may occur)










Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2012

2011

Net cash provided by operating activities attributable to continuing operations 


$                   354.5

$                   372.4

Capital expenditures


(51.2)

(40.0)

Tax payments related to sales of a business and an investment


3.1

-

Free Cash Flow 


$                   306.4

$                   332.4

 

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, consolidated Free Cash Flow decreased by $26.0 million from the prior year period due principally to the payment of bonuses for 2012 in Q4 2012 and the payment of bonuses for 2011 in Q1 2012, and increases in income taxes paid and capital expenditures, partially offset by an increase in Operating Income Before Amortization.

IAC RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EPS TO ADJUSTED EPS







(in thousands except per share amounts)
















Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,



2012

2011


2012

2011

Net earnings attributable to IAC shareholders


$                 40,739

$                 48,766


$               159,266

$               174,233

Non-cash compensation expense


20,367

22,535


85,625

88,588

Amortization of intangibles 


17,713

12,862


35,771

22,057

Meetic re-measurement loss


-

-


-

11,728

News_Beast re-measurement loss


(3,000)

-


18,629

-

Gain on sale of VUE interests and related effects


1,019

1,552


3,598

6,562

Discontinued operations, net of tax


2,470

(4,366)


9,051

3,992

Impact of income taxes and noncontrolling interests


(13,079)

(13,981)


(48,846)

(86,648)

Adjusted Net Income


$                 66,229

$                 67,368


$               263,094

$               220,512








GAAP Basic weighted average shares outstanding


87,678

83,364


86,247

86,755

Options, warrants and RSUs, treasury method


6,293

9,289


6,842

7,566

GAAP Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


93,971

92,653


93,089

94,321

Impact of RSUs


296

3,376


1,897

3,432

Adjusted EPS shares outstanding


94,267

96,029


94,986

97,753















Diluted earnings per share


$                     0.43

$                     0.53


$                     1.71

$                     1.85








Adjusted EPS


$                     0.70

$                     0.70


$                     2.77

$                     2.26

 

For Adjusted EPS purposes, the impact of RSUs on shares outstanding is based on the weighted average number of RSUs outstanding, including performance-based RSUs outstanding that the Company believes are probable of vesting.  For GAAP diluted EPS purposes, RSUs, including performance-based RSUs (for which the performance criteria have been met), are included on a treasury method basis.          

IAC RECONCILIATION OF SEGMENT NON-GAAP MEASURE TO GAAP MEASURE


($ in millions; rounding differences may occur)





















For the three months ended December 31, 2012


Operating Income Before Amortization

Non-cash compensation expense

Amortization of intangibles

Operating income (loss)

Search & Applications

$                        96.4

$                            -

$                        (7.3)

$                        89.1

Match (a)

65.8

(0.8)

(2.6)

62.4

Local

1.3

-

(2.4)

(1.1)

Media

(19.4)

(0.2)

(5.0)

(24.6)

Other

(0.7)

(0.1)

(0.4)

(1.1)

Corporate

(20.1)

(19.3)

-

(39.4)

Total

$                      123.4

$                      (20.4)

$                      (17.7)

$                        85.3






(a) Includes the results of Meetic 





Meetic

$                        11.1

$                        (0.8)

$                        (1.7)

$                          8.6






Supplemental: Depreciation 





Search & Applications

$                          5.0




Match

4.6




Local

2.4




Media

0.5




Other

0.3




Corporate

2.3




Total depreciation 

$                        15.0


























For the three months ended December 31, 2011


Operating Income Before Amortization

Non-cash compensation expense 

Amortization of intangibles

Operating income (loss)

Search & Applications

$                        59.2

$                            -

$                            -

$                     59.2

Match (b)

48.7

(1.2)

(11.1)

36.4

Local

4.4

-

(1.4)

3.0

Media

(5.5)

(0.2)

-

(5.7)

Other

0.5

(0.1)

(0.4)

-

Corporate

(16.5)

(21.0)

-

(37.5)

Total

$                        90.9

$                      (22.5)

$                      (12.9)

$                     55.5






(b) Includes the results of Meetic 





Meetic

$                          1.1

$                        (1.2)

$                        (7.8)

$                      (7.9)






Supplemental: Depreciation





Search & Applications

$                          4.1




Match

3.7




Local

3.1




Media

0.2




Other

0.2




Corporate

2.1




Total depreciation 

$                        13.3










IAC RECONCILIATION OF SEGMENT NON-GAAP MEASURE TO GAAP MEASURE


($ in millions; rounding differences may occur)





















For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012


Operating Income Before Amortization

Non-cash compensation expense 

Amortization of intangibles

Operating income (loss) 

Search & Applications

$                      313.1

$                            -

$                        (7.5)

$                      305.6

Match (c)

225.8

(2.8)

(17.5)

205.5

Local

24.9

-

(3.2)

21.7

Media

(44.8)

(0.8)

(6.2)

(51.8)

Other

(6.1)

(0.1)

(1.5)

(7.7)

Corporate

(68.0)

(81.9)

-

(149.8)

Total

$                      445.0

$                      (85.6)

$                      (35.8)

$                      323.6






(c) Includes the results of Meetic 





Meetic

$                        37.8

$                        (2.8)

$                      (15.7)

$                        19.3






Supplemental: Depreciation





Search & Applications

$                        15.0




Match 

16.3




Local

10.1




Media

1.4




Other

1.1




Corporate

8.5




Total depreciation 

$                        52.5


























For the twelve months ended December 31, 2011


Operating Income Before Amortization

Non-cash compensation expense 

Amortization of intangibles

Operating  income (loss)

Search & Applications

$                      205.0

$                          0.2

$                        (1.2)

$                      204.0

Match (d)

156.3

(1.6)

(17.1)

137.6

Local

28.3

-

(2.8)

25.5

Media

(15.8)

(0.4)

-

(16.3)

Other

(2.5)

(0.3)

(1.1)

(3.9)

Corporate

(62.8)

(86.4)

-

(149.2)

Total

$                      308.4

$                      (88.6)

$                      (22.1)

$                      197.8






(d) Includes the results of Meetic from September 1, 2011





Meetic

$                        (1.9)

$                        (1.6)

$                        (9.8)

$                      (13.4)






Supplemental: Depreciation





Search & Applications

$                        25.5




Match

10.8




Local

10.4




Media

0.7




Other

0.9




Corporate

8.5




Total depreciation 

$                        56.7




 

RECONCILIATION OF THE ABOUT GROUP NON-GAAP MEASURE TO GAAP MEASURE

($ in millions; rounding differences may occur)


























Operating

Income Before

Amortization

Non-cash compensation expense

Amortization of

intangibles

Goodwill impairment

Operating income (loss)

Three months ended December 31, 2011

$                  9.8

$                    -

$                 (4.6)

$                    -

$                  5.2







Three months ended March 31, 2012

$                  8.4

$                    -

$                 (1.4)

$                    -

$                  7.0







Three months ended June 30, 2012

$                  9.0

$                    -

$                 (1.1)

$             (194.7)

$             (186.8)







Three months ended September 30, 2012

$                10.0

$                    -

$                 (1.1)

$                    -

$                  8.9







Three months ended December 31, 2012

$                13.3

$                    -

$                 (7.2)

$                    -

$                  6.1







Twelve months ended December 31, 2012

$                40.7

$                 (0.1)

$               (10.8)

$             (194.7)

$             (164.8)













Supplemental: Revenue












Three months ended December 31, 2011

$                26.1











Three months ended March 31, 2012

$                23.9











Three months ended June 30, 2012

$                25.4











Three months ended September 30, 2012

$                25.6











Three months ended December 31, 2012

$                30.1











Twelve months ended December 31, 2012

$              105.1





 

IAC'S PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL REPORTING

IAC reports Operating Income Before Amortization, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EPS and Free Cash Flow, all of which are supplemental measures to GAAP.  These measures are among the primary metrics by which we evaluate the performance of our businesses, on which our internal budgets are based and by which management is compensated.  We believe that investors should have access to, and we are obligated to provide, the same set of tools that we use in analyzing our results. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results.  IAC endeavors to compensate for the limitations of the non-GAAP measures presented by providing the comparable GAAP measures with equal or greater prominence and descriptions of the reconciling items, including quantifying such items, to derive the non-GAAP measures.  We encourage investors to examine the reconciling adjustments between the GAAP and non-GAAP measures contained in this release and which we discuss below.  Interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for a full year.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Measures

Operating Income Before Amortization is defined as operating income excluding, if applicable: (1) non-cash compensation expense, (2) amortization and impairment of intangibles, (3) goodwill impairment, and (4) one-time items. We believe this measure is useful to investors because it represents the consolidated operating results from IAC's segments, taking into account depreciation, which we believe is an ongoing cost of doing business, but excluding the effects of any other non-cash expenses. Operating Income Before Amortization has certain limitations in that it does not take into account the impact to IAC's statement of operations of certain expenses, including non-cash compensation and acquisition-related accounting. 

Adjusted Net Income generally captures all items on the statement of operations that have been, or ultimately will be, settled in cash and is defined as net earnings attributable to IAC shareholders excluding, net of tax effects and noncontrolling interests, if applicable: (1) non-cash compensation expense, (2) amortization and impairment of intangibles, (3) goodwill impairment, (4) income or loss effects related to IAC's former passive ownership in VUE, (5) the reversal of a deferred tax liability associated with our 27% investment in Meetic, (6) the re-measurement losses recorded upon acquiring control of Meetic and News_Beast, (7) one-time items, and (8) discontinued operations.  We believe Adjusted Net Income is useful to investors because it represents IAC's consolidated results, taking into account depreciation, which we believe is an ongoing cost of doing business, as well as other charges which are not allocated to the operating businesses such as interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests, but excluding the effects of any other non-cash expenses.

Adjusted EPS is defined as Adjusted Net Income divided by fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS purposes.  We include dilution from options and warrants in accordance with the treasury stock method and include all restricted stock units ("RSUs") in shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS, with performance-based RSUs included based on the number of shares that the Company believes are probable of vesting.  This differs from the GAAP method for including RSUs, which treats them on a treasury method basis and with respect to performance-based RSUs only to the extent the performance criteria are met (assuming the end of the reporting period is the end of the contingency period).  Shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS purposes are therefore higher than shares outstanding for GAAP EPS purposes.  We believe Adjusted EPS is useful to investors because it represents, on a per share basis, IAC's consolidated results, taking into account depreciation, which we believe is an ongoing cost of doing business, as well as other charges which are not allocated to the operating businesses such as interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests, but excluding the effects of any other non-cash expenses. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS have the same limitations as Operating Income Before Amortization, and in addition Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS do not account for IAC's former passive ownership in VUE.  Therefore, we think it is important to evaluate these measures along with our consolidated statement of operations.

Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures.  In addition, Free Cash Flow excludes, if applicable, tax payments and refunds related to the sales of certain businesses and investments, including IAC's interests in VUE, an internal restructuring and dividends received that represent a return of capital due to the exclusion of the proceeds from these sales and dividends from cash provided by operating activities.  We believe Free Cash Flow is useful to investors because it represents the cash that our operating businesses generate, before taking into account cash movements that are non-operational. Free Cash Flow has certain limitations in that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period, nor does it represent the residual cash flow for discretionary expenditures.  For example, it does not take into account stock repurchases.  Therefore, we think it is important to evaluate Free Cash Flow along with our consolidated statement of cash flows.  

 

IAC'S PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL REPORTING - continued

One-Time Items

Operating Income Before Amortization and Adjusted Net Income are presented before one-time items, if applicable.  These items are truly one-time in nature and non-recurring, infrequent or unusual, and have not occurred in the past two years or are not expected to recur in the next two years, in accordance with SEC rules. GAAP results include one-time items. For the periods presented in this release, there are no adjustments for one-time items. 

Non-Cash Expenses That Are Excluded From Our Non-GAAP Measures

Non-cash compensation expense consists principally of expense associated with the grants, including unvested grants assumed in acquisitions, of stock options, restricted stock units and performance-based RSUs.  These expenses are not paid in cash, and we include the related shares in our fully diluted shares outstanding which, for stock options and restricted stock units, are included on a treasury method basis, and for performance-based RSUs are included on a treasury method basis once the performance conditions are met.  We view the true cost of our restricted stock units and performance-based RSUs as the dilution to our share base, and as such units are included in our shares outstanding for Adjusted EPS purposes as described above under the definition of Adjusted EPS.  Upon the exercise of certain stock options and vesting of restricted stock units and performance-based RSUs, the awards are settled, at the Company's discretion, on a net basis, with the Company remitting the required tax withholding amount from its current funds.

Amortization of intangibles (including impairment of intangibles, if applicable) and goodwill impairment (if applicable) are non-cash expenses relating primarily to acquisitions.  At the time of an acquisition, the identifiable definite-lived intangible assets of the acquired company, such as content, technology, customer lists, advertisers and supplier relationships, are valued and amortized over their estimated lives.  Value is also assigned to acquired indefinite-lived intangible assets, which comprise trade names and trademarks, and goodwill that are not subject to amortization.  An impairment is recorded when the carrying value of an intangible asset or goodwill exceeds its fair value.  While it is likely that we will have significant intangible amortization expense as we continue to acquire companies, we believe that intangible assets represent costs incurred by the acquired company to build value prior to acquisition and the related amortization and impairment charges of intangible assets or goodwill, if applicable are not ongoing costs of doing business.

Income or loss effects related to IAC's former passive ownership in VUE are excluded from Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS because IAC had no operating control over VUE, which was sold for a gain in 2005, had no way to forecast this business, and did not consider the results of VUE in evaluating the performance of IAC's businesses. 

Free Cash Flow

We look at Free Cash Flow as a measure of the strength and performance of our businesses, not for valuation purposes.  In our view, applying "multiples" to Free Cash Flow is inappropriate because it is subject to timing, seasonality and one-time events.  We manage our business for cash and we think it is of utmost importance to maximize cash – but our primary valuation metrics are Operating Income Before Amortization and Adjusted EPS. 

OTHER INFORMATION

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release and our conference call to be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today may contain "forward ‑looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans" and "believes," among others, generally identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to: IAC's future financial performance, IAC's business prospects and strategy, anticipated trends and prospects in the industries in which IAC's businesses operate and other similar matters. These forward‑looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions about future events, which are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict.  Actual results could differ materially from those contained in these forward‑looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, among others: changes in senior management at IAC and/or its businesses, changes in our relationship with, or policies implemented by, Google, adverse changes in economic conditions, either generally or in any of the markets in which IAC's businesses operate, adverse trends in the online advertising industry or the advertising industry generally, our ability to convert visitors to our various websites into users and customers, our ability to offer new or alternative products and services in a cost-effective manner and consumer acceptance of these products and services, operational and financial risks relating to acquisitions, changes in industry standards and technology, our ability to expand successfully into international markets and regulatory changes. Certain of these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in IAC's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  Other unknown or unpredictable factors that could also adversely affect IAC's business, financial condition and results of operations may arise from time to time. In light of these risks and uncertainties, these forward‑looking statements may not prove to be accurate. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward‑looking statements, which only reflect the views of IAC management as of the date of this press release. IAC does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.

About IAC

IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor.com and Vimeo.com.  Focused in the areas of Search, Match, Local and Media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with more than a billion monthly visits across more than 30 countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.  To view a full list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at www.iac.com.

SOURCE IAC



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