FriendFinder Networks Continues To Successfully Optimize Business Resulting In Adjusted EBITDA Of $8.0 Million For July 2012

Sep 13, 2012, 06:30 ET from FriendFinder Networks Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN) (the "Company"), a leading internet and technology company providing services in the rapidly expanding markets of social networking and web-based video sharing, today announced improved operating results.

"As highlighted in our recent second quarter earnings release and conference call, FriendFinder Networks has undertaken an aggressive effort to optimize our business and streamline our cost structure. In doing so, we have redirected our efforts to foster stronger growth in our core network of brands," said Anthony Previte, Chief Executive Officer of FriendFinder Networks. "The overarching goals are to improve new subscriber conversion rates and to reduce churn and customer acquisition costs. For the month of July 2012, these efforts resulted in significant operational improvements, including strong adjusted EBITDA."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures of earnings before deducting net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA are helpful financial measures as investors, analysts and others frequently use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in the evaluation of other companies in FriendFinder Networks Inc.'s industry.

These non-GAAP financial measures may not provide information that is directly comparable to that provided by other companies in FriendFinder Networks Inc.'s industry, as other companies in FriendFinder Networks Inc.'s industry may calculate such financial measures differently, particularly as it relates to nonrecurring, unusual items. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities or as measures of liquidity or as alternatives to net income or as indications of operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with GAAP.

Management derived EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the month ended July 31, 2012 using the adjustments shown in the attached reconciliation table.


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FriendFinder Networks Inc. ( is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including,,,,, and FriendFinder Networks Inc. also produces and distributes original pictorial and video content and engages in brand licensing.

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Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

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