AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Turbine, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPS) announced financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2019. All operating results discussed below, except as otherwise specifically noted, refer only to the continuing operations of the Company, and all comparisons to prior periods have been adjusted to reflect only continuing operations.
Recent Financial Highlights:
Fiscal third quarter revenue was $36.0 million, marking a new all-time high for the Company, and representing 18% growth when compared to the fiscal third quarter of 2019.
GAAP net income for the fiscal third quarter was $3.3 million, or $0.04 per share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $1.1 million, or ($0.01) per share for the fiscal third quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted net income1 for the fiscal third quarter was $5.0 million, or $0.05 per share, as compared to Non-GAAP adjusted net income of $3.0 million, or $0.04 per share, in the fiscal third quarter of 2019.
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA2 for the fiscal third quarter was $5.6 million, as compared to Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2019.
GAAP cash provided by operating activities totaled $8.4 million in the fiscal third quarter. Non-GAAP free cash flow3 totaled $7.0 million in the fiscal third quarter.
GAAP gross margin was 39% for the fiscal third quarter of 2020, as compared to a 35% GAAP gross margin in the fiscal third quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin4 was 40% for the fiscal third quarter of 2020, as compared to 37% in the fiscal third quarter of 2019.
The Company has surpassed 365 million total devices with Ignite installed to date, including more than 40 million devices installed during the fiscal third quarter.
The Company signed a global partnership agreement with LG Electronics, one of the world's largest and most innovative mobile communications and consumer electronics companies.
The Company's cash balance was $33.7 million as of December 31, 2019, as compared to the September 30, 2019 balance of $25.2 million. The Company had zero total debt as of December 31, 2019.
"The December quarter was another highly productive quarter for Digital Turbine across a number of fronts," said Bill Stone, CEO. "In terms of our financial results for the quarter, I was pleased with our improved execution and the resilient profitability demonstrated by our business model. Despite substantially weaker-than-expected Android device sales in November in our core U.S. market, we managed to generate $5.6 million in EBITDA and more than $7 million in free cash flow during the quarter. We did a nice job controlling what we could control as we set all-time records for revenue-per-device ("RPD"), revenue from new products, and revenue from our new partners. In terms of our addressable market for devices, we are continuing to make meaningful progress advancing our global device footprint with key strategic partners such as Samsung, LG Electronics, and Telefonica. We expect these and other new partner rollouts, along with the increased promotion and adoption of 5G, and the penetration into new device types such as televisions, to be significant growth contributors in calendar 2020 and beyond."
Acquisition of Mobile Posse
Digital Turbine separately announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Mobile Posse, Inc., a mobile content discovery and advertising platform company headquartered in Arlington, VA., for an estimated total of $66.0 million: (1) $41.5 million in cash to be paid at closing, subject to purchase price adjustments, and (2) an estimated earn-out of $24.5 million, to be paid in cash, based on Mobile Posse achieving certain future target net revenues, less associated revenue shares, over a twelve-month period following the closing, noting that the earn-out amount is subject to change based on final results and calculation. The initial cash consideration of $41.5 million will be funded by a combination of cash on hand and debt. The acquisition of Mobile Posse, which is fully consistent with Digital Turbine's expressed strategy to provide a comprehensive media and advertising solution for our operator and OEM partners while enriching the mobile experience for end users by delivering highly relevant content to their fingertips, is expected to close in the Company's fiscal fourth quarter.
"We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of Mobile Posse today," said Bill Stone, CEO of Digital Turbine. "We believe that this is a great transaction for our partners, advertisers, employees and shareholders. The early returns on our internally-developed Media Hub product showcased exciting potential, thereby encouraging us to profitably accelerate our growth efforts with these types of content offerings, and Mobile Posse has a proven track record of being one of the very best at providing users with richer media content. With a similar-minded focus on promoting higher user engagement and boosting advertising revenue for mobile operators and OEMs, Mobile Posse's content discovery platform is a perfect complement to our own existing platform offering. I look forward to working with the highly skilled team at Mobile Posse to leverage our respective strengths and partner relationships in an effort to accelerate our mission to build the preeminent end-to-end mobile content delivery platform offering and thereby create additional, highly profitable, growth opportunities for Digital Turbine in the coming years. We look forward to providing more specific details regarding our financial expectations for Mobile Posse on future calls after the transaction has closed. However, based on preliminary unaudited financials, Mobile Posse is expected to have generated more than $55 million in total revenue and more than $10 million in EBITDA during calendar 2019. As such, considering the current run-rate of recurring business at Mobile Posse and the terms of consideration, we anticipate that the Mobile Posse transaction will be meaningfully accretive to our EBITDA following the transaction."
"Mobile Posse is excited to join the Digital Turbine team," said Jon Jackson, CEO of Mobile Posse. "As Bill referenced, the strategic rationale for the acquisition is very strong. We believe that Mobile Posse's content discovery platform and Digital Turbine's distribution and relationships combine to create a powerful and highly-differentiated industry solution. We look forward to joining forces to make that promise a reality."
All historical financial information for Mobile Posse referenced above is unaudited and is subject to adjustment based on completion of the audit of Mobile Posse's financial statements, which adjustments may be material. Investors therefore should not place undue reliance on such unaudited financial information. Following the closing of the acquisition, the Company intends to file the financial statements of Mobile Posse and furnish pro forma financial information as required by Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Results
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $36.0 million, representing an increase of 18% year-over-year. Revenue growth was constrained by weaker-than-expected Android device sales in our core U.S. market during the quarter. However, we continued to benefit from higher revenue-per-device ("RPD") trends with our primary U.S.-based carrier partners, reflecting strong advertiser demand for Dynamic Installs and other, newer platform products. Revenue derived via our International partners increased more than 150% year-over-year and represented more than 10% of total revenue in the quarter.
GAAP gross margin was 39% for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, as compared to a 35% GAAP gross margin in the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Non-GAAP adjusted gross margin4 increased to 40% for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, as compared to 37% for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
Net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $3.3 million, or $0.04 per share, as compared to a net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 of $1.1 million, or ($0.01) per share. Non-GAAP adjusted net income1 for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $5.0 million, or $0.05 per share, as compared to Non-GAAP adjusted net income of $3.0 million, or $0.04 per share, during the third quarter of fiscal 2019.
Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA2 was $5.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, as compared to Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP financial results for all referenced periods is provided in a table immediately following the Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows below.
Based on information available as of February 10, 2020, the Company expects fourth quarter fiscal 2020 revenue of between $33.2 million and $34.5 million, and Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA2 of between $3.5 million and $4.0 million, exclusive of any impact from the acquisition of Mobile Posse.5
It is not reasonably practicable to provide a business outlook for GAAP net income/(loss) from continuing operations because the Company cannot reasonably estimate the changes in the fair value of derivatives associated with outstanding warrants issued in connection with the September 2016 convertible notes offering and stock-based compensation expense, which are directly impacted by changes in the Company's stock price or other items that are difficult to predict with precision.
About Digital Turbine, Inc.
Digital Turbine innovates at the convergence of media and mobile communications, connecting top mobile operators, OEMs and publishers with app developers and advertisers worldwide. Its comprehensive Mobile Delivery Platform powers frictionless user acquisition and engagement, operational efficiency and monetization opportunities. Digital Turbine's technology platform has been adopted by more than 35 mobile operators and OEMs worldwide, and has delivered more than one billion app preloads for tens of thousands advertising campaigns. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with global offices in Durham, Mumbai, San Francisco, Singapore and Tel Aviv. For additional information visit www.digitalturbine.com.
Conference Call Management will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its third quarter financial results, provide operational updates on the business and issue additional commentary on the Mobile Posse acquisition. To participate, interested parties should dial 855-238-2713 in the United States or 412-542-4111 from international locations. A webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.digitalturbine.com/events.
For those who are not able to join the live call, a playback will be available through February 17, 2020. The replay can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 in the United States or 412-317-0088 from international locations, passcode 10136386.
The conference call will discuss guidance and other material information.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Digital Turbine uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP adjusted net income and earnings per share ("EPS"), non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP free cash flow. Reconciliations to the nearest GAAP measures of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables below.
Non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance, prospects for the future and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The Company believes that these Non-GAAP measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding financial performance by excluding certain expenses and benefits that may not be indicative of recurring core business operating results. The Company believes the Non-GAAP measures that exclude such items when viewed in conjunction with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations enhance the comparability of results against prior periods and allow for greater transparency of financial results. The Company believes Non-GAAP measures facilitate management's internal comparison of its financial performance to that of prior periods as well as trend analysis for budgeting and planning purposes. The presentation of Non-GAAP measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.
1Non-GAAP adjusted net income and EPS are defined as GAAP net income/(loss) and EPS adjusted to exclude the effect of stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, changes in the fair value of derivatives associated with warrants issued in connection with the September 2016 convertible notes offering, and loss on extinguishment of debt. Readers are cautioned that Non-GAAP adjusted net income and EPS should not be construed as an alternative to comparable GAAP net income figures determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP as an indicator of profitability or performance, which is the most comparable measure under GAAP.
2Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA is calculated as GAAP net income/(loss) excluding the following cash and non-cash expenses: net interest income/(expense), foreign exchange transaction loss, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, the change in fair value of derivatives associated with warrants issued in connection with the September 2016 convertible notes offering, other expense, and loss on extinguishment of debt. Readers are cautioned that Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income/(loss) determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP as an indicator of performance, which is the most comparable measure under GAAP.
3Non-GAAP free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as net cash provided by operating activities (as stated in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) reduced by capital expenditures. Readers are cautioned that free cash flow should not be construed as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP as an indicator of profitability, performance or liquidity, which is the most comparable measure under GAAP.
4Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit and gross margin are defined as GAAP gross profit and gross margin adjusted to exclude the effect of intangible amortization expense and depreciation of software. Readers are cautioned that Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit and gross margin should not be construed as an alternative to gross margin determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP as an indicator of profitability or performance, which is the most comparable measure under GAAP.
Non-GAAP adjusted gross profit and gross margin, Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP adjusted net income and EPS, and Non-GAAP free cash flow are used by management as internal measures of profitability, performance and liquidity. They have been included because the Company believes that the measures are used by certain investors to assess the Company's financial performance before non-cash charges and certain costs that the Company does not believe are reflective of its underlying business.
5Due to the exclusion of Mobile Posse from the fourth quarter fiscal 2020 forecasted revenue and Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA amounts, such amounts are forward-looking Non-GAAP financial measures. The Company is unable, without unreasonable efforts, to provide a reconciliation for fourth quarter fiscal 2020 forecasted revenue and Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA to the comparable forecast GAAP measures due to the level of unpredictability associated with the certainty and timing of such acquisition. For these same reasons, we are unable to assess the probable significance of these excluded items.
Forward-Looking Statements This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this news release that are not statements of historical fact and that concern future results from operations, financial position, economic conditions, product releases and any other statement that may be construed as a prediction of future performance or events, including financial projections and growth in various products are forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date made and which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may, should one or more of these risks uncertainties or other factors materialize, cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.
These factors and risks include:
risks associated with Ignite adoption among existing customers (including the impact of possible delays with major carrier and OEM partners in the roll out for mobile phones deploying Ignite)
actual mobile device sales and sell-through where Ignite is deployed is out of our control
risks associated with new privacy laws, such as the European Union's GDPR and similar laws which may require changes to our development and user interface for certain functionality of our Ignite product
risks associated with the timing of Ignite software pushes to the embedded bases of carrier and OEM partners
risks associated with end user take rates of carrier and OEM software pushes which include Ignite
new customer adoption and time to revenue with new carrier and OEM partners is subject to delays and factors out of our control
risks associated with fluctuations in the number of Ignite slots across US carrier partners
required customization and technical integration which may slow down time to revenue notwithstanding the existence of a distribution agreement
risks associated with delays in major mobile phone launches, or the failure of such launches to achieve the scale
customer adoption that either we or the market may expect
the difficulty of extrapolating monthly demand to quarterly demand
the challenges, given the Company's comparatively small size, to expand the combined Company's global reach, accelerate growth and create a scalable, low-capex business model that drives EBITDA (as well as Adjusted EBITDA)
ability as a smaller Company to manage international operations
varying and often unpredictable levels of orders; the challenges inherent in technology development necessary to maintain the Company's competitive advantage such as adherence to release schedules and the costs and time required for finalization and gaining market acceptance of new products
changes in economic conditions and market demand
rapid and complex changes occurring in the mobile marketplace
pricing and other activities by competitors
derivative and warrant liabilities on our balance sheet will fluctuate as our stock price moves and will also produce changes in our statement of operations; these fluctuations and changes might materially impact our reported GAAP financials in an adverse manner, particularly if our stock price were to rise
technology management risk as the Company needs to adapt to complex specifications of different carriers and the management of a complex technology platform given the Company's relatively limited resources
risks and uncertainties associated with the completion of the acquisition of Mobile Posse, including the satisfaction of closing conditions
the impact on our operations and stock price if the acquisition of Mobile Posse is not completed, and
other risks including those described from time to time in Digital Turbine's filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases and other communications.
You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.