RetailMeNot Announces Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

- Fourth Quarter In-Store + Advertising Net Revenues grew 57% over the prior year period

- Fourth Quarter GAAP EPS of $0.17; non-GAAP EPS of $0.36

- Fourth Quarter adjusted EBITDA of $30.8 million; adjusted EBITDA margins of 37%

Feb 09, 2016, 06:00 ET from RetailMeNot Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALE), a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, online and in-store, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

"I'm pleased we ended 2015 on a positive note with total revenue and adjusted EBITDA coming in ahead of the high-end of our guidance for the fourth quarter with the over performance driven in part by continued strength in our in-store and ads businesses, which grew a combined 57% year-over-year," said Cotter Cunningham, CEO & Founder, RetailMeNot, Inc.  "In 2016, we are committed to making focused investments in our mobile product, expanding our offer content and leveraging data to make our personalization experience better for shoppers and retailers alike, which we believe will return the company to long-term, sustainable growth."

In addition, the Company today announced that its board of directors has authorized a $50 million increase in its stock repurchase program of the company's outstanding Series 1 common stock. The stock repurchase program is an extension of the original $100 million dollar program implemented on February 10, 2015, bringing the total program to up to $150 million. The program is authorized through February 2017.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results Highlights and Key Operating Metrics

(All comparisons are made to the fourth quarter of 2014 unless otherwise noted.  Amounts may not compute due to rounding.)

  • Total net revenues declined 5% to $83.1 million.
    • In-store + advertising net revenues increased 57% to $21.7 million, representing 26% of total net revenues.
    • Mobile online transaction net revenues increased 19% to $9.0 million, representing 11% of total net revenues.
    • Desktop online transaction net revenues, which include tablet, declined 21%, to $52.4 million, representing 63% of total net revenues.
  • Net revenues from international markets were $16.6 million, representing 20% of total net revenues.
  • GAAP net income was $9.0 million, compared to GAAP net income of $14.0 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $19.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $23.6 million.
  • EPS was $0.17 per share, based on 52.4 million fully-diluted, weighted-average shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP EPS was $0.36 per share, based on 52.4 million fully-diluted, weighted-average shares outstanding.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $30.8 million, representing 37% of total net revenues.
  • Total website visits were 214.8 million, down 5%.
    • Mobile visits in the quarter increased 20% to 93.2 million, or 43% of total visits.
    • Desktop visits in the quarter declined 18% to 121.6 million.
  • Mobile unique visitors grew 9% totaling 23.2 million.

Full Year 2015 Financial Results Highlights and Key Operating Metrics

(All comparisons are made to the full year 2014 unless otherwise noted.  Amounts may not compute due to rounding.)

  • Total net revenues declined 6% to $249.1 million.
    • In-store + advertising net revenues increased 73% to $50.8 million, representing 20% of total net revenues.
    • Mobile online transaction net revenues increased 56% to $24.4 million, representing 10% of total net revenues.
    • Desktop online transaction net revenues, which include tablet, declined 21%, to $173.9 million, representing 70% of total net revenues.
  • Net revenues from international markets were $53.3 million, representing 21% of total net revenues.
  • GAAP net income was $11.8 million, compared to GAAP net income of $27.0 million.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $41.2 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $56.9 million.
  • EPS was $0.22 per share, based on 54.1 million fully-diluted, weighted-average shares outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP EPS was $0.76 per share, based on 54.1 million fully-diluted, weighted-average shares outstanding.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $71.9 million, representing 29% of total net revenues.
  • Total website visits were 718.4 million, up 3%.
    • Mobile visits increased 51% to 297.9 million, or 41% of total visits.
    • Desktop visits declined 16% to 420.5 million.

Business Outlook

First Quarter 2016

  • Total net revenues are expected to be in the range of $49.0 to $54.0 million, or a decline of 15% at the mid-point.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $8.0 to $12.0 million, or adjusted EBITDA margins of 19% at the mid-point.

Full Year 2016

  • Total net revenues are expected to be in the range of $225.0 to $240.0 million, or a decline of 7% at the mid-point.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $51.0 to $62.0 million, or adjusted EBITDA margins of 24% at the mid-point.

The above statements are based on current expectations and actual results may differ materially as explained in "Forward-looking Statements" below.  Information about RetailMeNot's use of non-GAAP financial measures is provided below under the caption "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Quarterly Conference Call

RetailMeNot will host a webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 financial results and 2016 business outlook today at 7:00 a.m. Central Time (8:00 a.m. Eastern Time). 

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed within the investor relations section of the RetailMeNot website at http://investor.retailmenot.com.  This webcast will contain forward-looking statements and other material information regarding the company's financial and operating results.

Following completion of the call, a replay of the call will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 9, 2016.  To listen to the telephone replay, call (877) 344-7529 within the US, or (412) 317-0088 if calling internationally.  Access Code 10078694. 

About RetailMeNot, Inc. 

RetailMeNot, Inc. (http://www.retailmenot.com/corp/) is a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out.  During the 12 months ended December 31, 2015, RetailMeNot, Inc. experienced over 718 million visits to its websites. It also averaged 23.2 million mobile unique visitors per month during the three months ended December 31, 2015. RetailMeNot, Inc. estimates that approximately $4.8 billion in retailer sales were attributable to consumer transactions from paid digital offers in its marketplace in 2015, more than $600 million of which were attributable to its in-store solution. The RetailMeNot, Inc. portfolio of websites and mobile applications includes RetailMeNot.com in the United States; RetailMeNot.ca in Canada; VoucherCodes.co.uk in the United Kingdom; retailmenot.de in Germany; Actiepagina.nl in the Netherlands; ma-reduc.com and Poulpeo.com in France; and Deals2Buy.com in North America. RetailMeNot, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol "SALE." Investors interested in learning more about the company can visit http://investor.retailmenot.com.

Key Operating Metrics

Visits. RetailMeNot defines a visit as a group of interactions that take place on one of RetailMeNot Inc.'s websites from computers, smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices within a given time frame as measured by Google Analytics, a product that provides digital marketing intelligence. A single visit can contain multiple page views, events, social interactions and e-commerce transactions. A single visitor can open multiple visits. Visits can occur on the same day, or over several days, weeks or months. As soon as one visit ends, there is then an opportunity to start a new visit. A visit ends either through the passage of time or a campaign change, with a campaign generally meaning arrival via search engine, referring site or campaign-tagged information. A visit ends through passage of time either after 30 minutes of inactivity or at midnight Pacific Time. A visit ends through a campaign change if a visitor arrives via one campaign or source, leaves the site, and then returns via another campaign or source.  Visits for the period do not include interactions through our mobile applications.

Mobile Unique Visitors.  This amount represents the average number of mobile unique visitors per month for the three month period ending December 31, 2015.  RetailMeNot counts each of the following as a mobile unique visitor: (i) the first time a specific mobile device accesses one of our mobile applications during a calendar month, and (ii) the first time a specific mobile device accesses one of our mobile websites using a specific web browser during a calendar month. If a mobile device accesses more than one of our mobile websites or mobile applications in a single calendar month, the first access to each such mobile website or mobile application is counted as a mobile unique visitor as they are tracked separately for each mobile domain. We measure mobile unique visitors with a combination of internal data sources and Google Analytics data.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, this document includes references to Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, all of which are non-GAAP financial measures.  For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, see the tables provided below in this release.

RetailMeNot defines adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, third-party acquisition-related costs, other non-cash operating expenses (including compensation arrangements entered into in connection with acquisitions), net interest expense, other non-operating income or expense (including net foreign exchange gains and losses) and income taxes.

RetailMeNot discloses adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by RetailMeNot and its board of directors to understand and evaluate RetailMeNot's financial and operating performance, establish budgets and operational goals and as an element in determining executive compensation.  RetailMeNot believes adjusted EBITDA also facilitates period-to-period comparisons of operations that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that RetailMeNot excludes in this non-GAAP financial measure and facilitates comparisons with other peer companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. 

Our presentation of non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share excludes the impact of amortization of purchased intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, third party acquisition-related costs, other non-cash operating expenses (including compensation arrangements entered into in connection with acquisitions) and income taxes, net of the tax effect of the adjustments above.  These measures are not key metrics used by RetailMeNot or its board of directors to measure financial or operating performance or otherwise manage the business. However, RetailMeNot provides non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share as supplemental information for investors, as they facilitate period-to-period comparisons of operations that could otherwise be masked by the effect of the expenses that RetailMeNot excludes in these non-GAAP financial measures and facilitates comparisons with other peer companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. 

Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of RetailMeNot's results as reported under GAAP. Because of these limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share alongside other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and RetailMeNot's other GAAP results.

Forward-looking Statements               

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein regarding RetailMeNot's strategy, future operations, future financial position, future net revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," "target," "will," "would" and similar expressions (or the negative of these terms) are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements about management's estimates regarding future net revenues, adjusted EBITDA and other financial performance, visits, mobile unique visitors, e-mail subscribers, other consumer engagement metrics, new product and content offerings and other statements about management's beliefs, intentions or goals. RetailMeNot may not actually achieve the expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on RetailMeNot's forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, (1) RetailMeNot's ability to attract visitors to its websites from search engines; (2) RetailMeNot's ability to monetize digital offers available through its mobile solutions; (3) RetailMeNot's ability to attract and retain paid retailers and maintain its relationships with performance marketing networks; (4) risks related to RetailMeNot's ability to manage the growth in scope and complexity of its business, including accurately planning and forecasting its financial results; (5) RetailMeNot's ability to obtain and maintain digital offer content and maintain the positive perception of its brand; (6) the competitive environment for RetailMeNot's business; (7) changes in consumer sentiment regarding RetailMeNot's use of cookies; (8) RetailMeNot's need to manage regulatory, tax and litigation risks, including regulations imposing sales tax on e-commerce or m-commerce and ongoing litigation; (9) RetailMeNot's ability to use and protect consumer data and to protect its intellectual property; (10) RetailMeNot's ability to manage international business uncertainties; (11) the impact and integration of future acquisitions; and (12) other risks and potential factors that could affect RetailMeNot's business and financial results identified in RetailMeNot's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 6, 2015.  Additional information will also be set forth in RetailMeNot's future quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings that RetailMeNot makes with the SEC. RetailMeNot does not intend or undertake any duty to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.

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(512) 777-2899

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RetailMeNot, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended

December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014









Net revenues

$83,139


$87,437


$249,115


$264,683

Costs and expenses:








Cost of net revenues (1)

4,871


4,941


19,904


18,617

Product development (1)

12,177


11,886


51,580


47,882

Sales and marketing (1)

33,173


30,497


99,380


90,062

General and administrative (1)

10,906


11,790


39,813


42,343

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

2,488


2,683


10,664


12,243

Other operating expenses

2,334


855


4,616


4,065

Total costs and expenses

65,949


62,652


225,957


215,212

Income from operations

17,190


24,785


23,158


49,471









Other income (expense):








Interest expense, net

(539)


(582)


(1,988)


(1,981)

Other income (expense), net

(14)


(128)


(315)


(1,102)









Income before income taxes

16,637


24,075


20,855


46,388

Provision for income taxes

(7,600)


(10,039)


(9,007)


(19,423)









Net income

9,037


14,036


11,848


26,965









Net income per share:








 Basic 

$0.17


$0.26


$0.22


$0.50

 Diluted 

$0.17


$0.26


$0.22


$0.49









Weighted average number of shares used in computing net income per share:








 Basic 

51,782


54,160


53,076


53,792

 Diluted 

52,406


55,041


54,099


55,311









 

RetailMeNot, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (continued)

(Unaudited, in thousands)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended

December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

 (1)  Includes stock-based compensation as follows: 








Cost of net revenues

$568


$541


$2,211


$1,848

Product development

2,200


2,130


8,667


7,289

Sales and marketing

1,598


1,528


6,254


5,547

General and administrative

2,437


2,611


9,762


9,834

 Total 

$6,803


$6,810


$26,894


$24,518









 

RetailMeNot, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited, in thousands)



Three Months Ended

December 31,


Year Ended

December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014









 Net income 

$    9,037


$  14,036


$   11,848


$  26,965

 Depreciation and amortization 

4,389


3,587


17,131


15,746

 Stock-based compensation expense 

6,803


6,810


26,894


24,518

 Third party acquisition-related costs 

36


100


91


100

 Other operating expenses 

2,334


855


4,616


4,065

 Interest expense, net 

539


582


1,988


1,981

 Other income (expense), net 

14


128


315


1,102

 Provision for income taxes 

7,600


10,039


9,007


19,423









 Adjusted EBITDA 

$  30,752


$  36,137


$   71,890


$   93,900









 


RetailMeNot, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Net Income and  Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended
December 31,


2015


2014


2015


2014

GAAP Income before income taxes

16,637


24,075


20,855


46,388

GAAP provision for income taxes

(7,600)


(10,039)


(9,007)


(19,423)

GAAP Net income

$    9,037


$  14,036


$   11,848


$  26,965

Non-GAAP adjustments to net income:








 Amortization of purchased intangibles 

2,488


2,683


10,664


12,243

 Stock-based compensation expense 

6,803


6,810


26,894


24,518

 Third party acquisition-related costs 

36


100


91


100

 Other operating expenses 

2,334


855


4,616


4,065

 Less: Tax effect of adjustments above 

(1,622)


(906)


(12,947)


(11,037)

 Total non-GAAP net income 

$  19,076


$  23,578


$   41,166


$  56,854









Diluted net income per share








GAAP  

$       0.17


$       0.26


$        0.22


$        0.49

Non-GAAP

$       0.36


$       0.43


$        0.76


$        1.03









Shares used in non-GAAP diluted EPS calculation:








Weighted-average shares outstanding used in calculating GAAP diluted EPS

52,406


55,041


54,099


55,311

Additional dilutive securities for non-GAAP diluted EPS

-


-


-


-

Weighted-average shares outstanding used in calculating non-GAAP diluted EPS

52,406


55,041


54,099


55,311









Reconciliation of non-GAAP effective tax rate:








GAAP Effective tax rate

45.7%


41.7%


43.2%


41.9%

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments to net income

-13.1%


(10.0%)


(8.4%)


(7.0%)

Non-GAAP effective tax rate

32.6%


31.7%


34.8%


34.9%

 

RetailMeNot, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands)


 As of December 31, 


 As of December 31, 


2015


2014

 Assets 




 Current assets: 




 Cash and cash equivalents 

$                           259,769


$                           244,482

 Accounts receivable, net 

67,504


69,603

 Prepaids and other current assets, net 

13,816


14,930

 Total current assets 

341,089


329,015





 Property and equipment, net 

21,382


16,949

 Intangible assets, net 

61,245


70,819

 Goodwill 

174,725


176,927

 Other assets, net 

8,775


5,394

 Total assets 

$                           607,216


$                          599,104





 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) 




 Current liabilities: 




 Accounts payable 

$                               8,713


$                              5,482

 Accrued compensation and benefits 

10,136


12,138

 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 

7,155


6,110

 Income taxes payable 

5,109


9,032

 Current maturities of long term debt 

10,000


10,000

 Total current liabilities 

41,113


42,762





 Deferred tax liability--noncurrent 

4,462


3,404

 Long term debt 

62,500


40,000

 Other noncurrent liabilities 

7,752


8,183

 Total liabilities 

115,827


94,349





 Stockholders' equity: 




 Common stock 

51


54

 Additional paid-in capital 

495,151


517,421

 Accumulated other comprehensive loss 

(4,883)


(1,942)

 Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 

1,070


(10,778)

 Total stockholders' equity 

491,389


504,755

 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$                          607,216


$                          599,104





 

RetailMeNot, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited, in thousands)



Three Months Ended December 31,



Year Ended

December 31,


2015


2014



2015


2014

 Cash flows from operating activities: 









Net income

$9,037


$14,036



$11,848


$26,965

 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by
 operating activities: 









Depreciation and amortization expense

4,389


3,587



17,131


15,746

Stock based compensation expense

6,803


6,810



26,894


24,518

Excess income tax benefit from stock-based compensation and other

(41)


(188)



(1,374)


(12,192)

Deferred income tax benefit 

(1,087)


(1,373)



(849)


(4,169)

Non-cash interest expense

102


313



407


603

Impairment of assets

2,340


-



2,340


-

Amortization of deferred compensation

-


768



2,297


3,978

Other non-cash (gains) losses, net

(746)


69



223


1,011

Provision for doubtful accounts receivable

867


1,352



783


3,319

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable, net

(28,081)


(29,097)



161


(14,540)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net

3,823


(3,319)



(1,123)


(2,903)

Accounts payable

4,881


1,592



4,035


857

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

6,839


13,512



(3,222)


15,757

Other noncurrent assets and liabilities

(895)


1,769



938


2,445

 Net cash provided by operating activities 

$8,231


$9,831



$60,489


$61,395

 Cash flows from investing activities: 









Payments for acquisition of businesses, net of acquired cash

-


-



-


(75)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

9


-



23


-

Purchase of other assets

(35)


(90)



(4,337)


(3,476)

Purchase of non-marketable investment

-


-



(4,000)


-

Purchase of property and equipment

(2,162)


(2,644)



(10,903)


(9,498)

 Net cash used in investing activities 

(2,188)


(2,734)



(19,217)


(13,049)

 Cash flows from financing activities: 









    Proceeds from notes payable, net of issuance costs

-


49,150



29,950


49,150

    Payments on notes payable

(2,500)


(28,000)



(7,500)


(41,273)

    Proceeds from public offerings, net of offering costs

-


2



-


(59)

    Excess income tax benefit from stock-based compensation and other

41


188



1,374


12,192

    Payments of principal on capital lease arrangements

-


(6)



(7)


(13)

    Payments for repurchase of common stock

(14,065)


(1)



(52,873)


(7)

    Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of shares withheld for taxes

(164)


827



4,166


11,454

 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 

(16,688)


22,160



(24,890)


31,444

 Effect of foreign currency exchange rate on cash 

(291)


(469)



(1,095)


(1,189)

 Change in cash and cash equivalents 

(10,936)


28,788



15,287


78,601

  Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 

270,705


215,694



244,482


165,881










  Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 

$259,769


$244,482



$259,769


$244,482

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