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Pandora Reports Record 3Q12 Financial Results

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pandora Reports Record 3Q12 Financial Results16:02 EST Tuesday, November 22, 2011- Quarterly revenue of $75 million grew 99% year-over-year - Quarterly total listener hours of 2.1 billion grew 104% year-over-year - 66% share of U.S. Internet radio grew from 53% in 3Q11 - 4.3% share of total U.S. radio listening grew from 2.1% in 3Q11 - Active users reach record 40 million, grew 65% year-over-year - Company raises fiscal 2012 revenue and profitability guidance           OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading Internet radio service, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.   (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/SF20192LOGO) "Rapid growth of 104% year-over-year in listener hours and record Internet radio market share growth to 66% illustrates the strong demand for personalized radio," stated Joe Kennedy, Chairman, President & CEO of Pandora.  "Our growing scale and powerful, multi-product advertising platform is enabling Pandora to increasingly penetrate areas that were once solely served by terrestrial radio.  Our momentum in transforming the radio industry is stronger than ever."  Fiscal 3Q12 Financial Results  Total Revenue: For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, total revenue was $75.0 million, a 99% year-over-year increase.  Advertising revenue was $66.0 million, a 102% year-over-year increase.  Subscription and other revenue was $9.0 million, an 80% year-over-year increase.   Net Income (Loss) per Share:  For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, on a GAAP basis, net income per common share, basic and diluted, was $0.00.  Non-GAAP net income per fully diluted common share was $0.02, excluding approximately $2.7 million in stock-based compensation. Both GAAP and non-GAAP calculations are based on 191 million weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding and assume minimal tax expense due to our net operating loss position.   Cash: The Company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2012 with $90.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared with $95.3 million at the end of the prior quarter.  For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, Pandora generated approximately $111 thousand in cash from operating activities, compared to $163 thousand generated in the year-ago quarter.  On a fiscal year-to-date basis, Pandora generated approximately $3.5 million in cash from operating activities compared to generating $2.2 million in cash from operating activities in the year ago period. Other Business MetricsTotal listener hours: Total listener hours were approximately 2.1 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of 104% compared to approximately 1.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2011.   GuidanceBased on information available as of November 22, 2011, the company is providing financial guidance for the fourth quarter and raising its guidance for fiscal 2012 as follows:  4Q12 Guidance:  Revenue is expected to be in the range of $80 million to $84 million.  Non-GAAP net loss per common share is expected to be between negative ($0.04) and negative ($0.02).  Non-GAAP earnings per common share excludes stock-based compensation expense, assumes minimal tax expense given our net operating loss position, and 161.6 million weighted average common shares outstanding for the fourth quarter fiscal 2012.Fiscal 2012 Guidance:  Revenue is expected to be in the range of $273 million to $277 million.  Non-GAAP net loss per common share is expected to be between negative ($0.05) and negative ($0.02), an improvement from prior guidance of negative ($0.07) and negative ($0.05).  Non-GAAP net loss per common share excludes stock-based compensation expense, excludes $4.5 million of other expense related to the fair value of our previously outstanding convertible preferred stock warrants, assumes minimal tax expense given our net operating loss position, and 105.8 million weighted average common shares outstanding for fiscal 2012. 3Q12 Financial Results Conference Call: Pandora will host a conference call today at 2 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. ET to discuss the third quarter of fiscal 2012 financial results with the investment community. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Pandora Investor Relations website at http://investor.pandora.com. A live domestic dial-in is available at (877) 355-0067 or (443) 853-1239 internationally. A domestic replay will be available at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 internationally, using passcode 17107731, and available via webcast until December 6, 2011.  About PandoraPandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love.  www.pandora.com "Safe harbor" Statement:This press release contains forward-looking statements within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expected GAAP revenue, non-GAAP EPS and market penetration. These forward-looking statements are based on Pandora's current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that may cause results, performance or achievement to materially differ from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our operation in an emerging market and our relatively new and evolving business model; our ability to increase our listener base and listener hours; our ability to attract and retain advertisers; our ability to generate additional revenue on a cost-effective basis; competitive factors; our ability to continue operating under existing laws and licensing regimes; our ability to establish and maintain relationships with makers of mobile devices, consumer electronic products and automobiles; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to continue to innovate and keep pace with changes in technology and our competitors; risks related to service interruptions or security breaches; and general economic conditions worldwide. Further information on these factors and other risks that may affect our business is included in filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including our Registration Statement on Form S-1, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." These documents are or will be available online from the SEC or on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of our website at investor.pandora.com. Information on our website is not part of this release. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events.Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresTo supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), we use the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP historical diluted earnings (loss) per share. The presentation of this additional financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. These non-GAAP measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. Management compensates for these limitations by reconciling these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures within our earnings press releases.  These non-GAAP financial measures differ from GAAP in that they exclude stock-based compensation, which consists of expenses for stock options and other awards under our equity incentive plans. The non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP historical diluted earnings (loss) per share measures also exclude the applicable change in fair value of certain warrants issued by us. The change in fair value of certain warrants issued by us is included within Other expense, and stock-based compensation is included in the following cost and expense line items of our GAAP presentation:Cost of revenue Product development Marketing and sales General and administrative   Although stock-based compensation is an expense for us and is viewed as a form of compensation, management excludes stock-based compensation from our non-GAAP measures for purposes of evaluating our continuing operating performance primarily because it is a non-cash expense not believed by management to be reflective of our core business, ongoing operating results or future outlook. Furthermore, determining the fair value of both stock-based compensation and stock-derived warrants involves a high degree of estimation and judgment such that the expense recorded may bear little resemblance to the actual value realized upon the future exercise or termination of the related stock-based instruments. In addition, the value of stock-based instruments is determined using formulas that incorporate variables, such as market volatility, that are beyond our control. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures serve as useful metrics for our management and investors because they enable a better understanding of the long-term performance of our core business and facilitate comparisons of our operating results over multiple periods and to those of peer companies, and, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures and our reconciliations, enhance investors' overall understanding of our current financial performance. In the financial tables below, we provide a reconciliation of the most comparable GAAP financial measure to the historical non-GAAP financial measures used in this earnings release.    Pandora Media Inc.Condensed Consolidated  Statements of Operations(In thousands, except per share amounts)(Unaudited) Three months ended Nine months ended October 31, October 31, 2010 2011 2010 2011        Revenue:            Advertising$ 32,683 $ 65,985 $ 77,852 $ 167,904     Subscription services and other5,006 9,023 12,271 25,110Total revenue37,689 75,008 90,123 193,014        Costs and expenses:            Cost of revenue (1)3,084 6,260 7,977 16,080     Product development (1)1,756 3,685 4,817 9,842     Marketing and sales  (1)9,715 16,628 21,884 44,094     General and administrative  (1)3,853 10,021 9,204 25,374     Content acquisition18,136 37,658 45,422 100,539Total costs and expenses36,544 74,252 89,304 195,929Income (loss) from operations1,145 756 819 (2,915)        Other income (expense):            Interest income 9 28 26 31     Interest expense(116) (123) (333) (493)     Other income (expense), net6 - (840) (4,485)Income (loss) before provision for income taxes1,044 661 (328) (7,862)        Provision for income taxes- (23) - (66)Net income (loss)$   1,044 $      638 $    (328) $   (7,928)             Accretion of redeemable convertible preferred stock(72) - (228) (110)     Increase in cumulative dividends payable upon conversion        or liquidation of redeemable convertible preferred stock(2,746) - (6,575) (3,648)        Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders$ (1,774) $      638 $ (7,131) $ (11,686)        Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders$   (0.15) $     0.00 $   (0.70) $     (0.13)Weighted-average number of shares used in computing basic per share amounts11,686 161,288 10,137 86,976        Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders$   (0.15) $     0.00 $   (0.70) $     (0.13)Weighted-average number of shares used in computing diluted per share amounts11,686 191,014 10,137 86,976        (1) Amounts include stock-based compensation expenses as follows:         Three months ended Nine months ended October 31, October 31, 2010 2011 2010 2011Cost of revenue$        35 $      184 $        46 $        396Product development129 491 212 1,081Marketing and Sales184 1,463 342 2,965General and administrative170 537 346 1,297 $      518 $   2,675 $      946 $     5,739      Pandora Media Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)(Unaudited)     As of January 31, As of October 31, 2011 2011    Assets   Current assets:   Cash and cash equivalents$                43,048 $                 53,876Short-term investments- 36,923Accounts receivable, net42,212 60,247Prepaid expenses and other current assets3,516 2,500Total current assets88,776 153,546    Property and equipment, net8,683 14,437Other assets1,750 1,931Total assets$                99,209 $               169,914    Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)   Current liabilities:   Accounts payable1,965 2,149Accrued liabilities5,532 5,340Accrued royalties18,080 25,622Deferred revenue15,910 18,432Accrued compensation3,815 8,219Current portion of long-term debt6,759 -Total current liabilities52,061 59,762    Long-term debt837 -Preferred stock warrant liability1,027 -Other long-term liabilities1,632 2,523Total liabilities55,557 62,285    Redeemable convertible preferred stock126,662 -    Stockholders' equity (deficit):        Common stock1 16Additional paid-in capital2,308 200,871Accumulated deficit(85,319) (93,247)Accumulated other comprehensive income- (11)Total stockholders' equity (deficit)(83,010) 107,629Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)$                99,209 $               169,914    Pandora Media Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  (In thousands)(Unaudited)     Nine months ended October 31, 2010 2011Operating Activities   Net loss$    (328) $   (7,928)Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by   operating activities:   Depreciation and amortization1,007 2,987(Gain) loss on disposition of fixed assets(15) 283Stock-based compensation946 5,739Issuance of common stock in exchange for non-employee services157 -Remeasurement of preferred stock warrants869 4,499Amortization of debt discount3 1Amortization of debt issuance costs- 123Changes in assets and liabilities:   Accounts receivable(15,537) (18,035)Prepaid expenses and other assets(460) 711Accounts payable and accrued liabilities1,958 259Accrued royalties3,377 7,542Accrued compensation 3,844 4,404Deferred revenue6,401 2,522   Reimbursement of cost of leasehold improvements- 375Net cash provided by operating activities2,222 3,482    Investing Activities   Purchases of property and equipment(3,853) (9,024)Proceeds from sale of property and equipment45 -Purchases of short-term investments- (36,934)Net cash used in investing activities(3,808) (45,958)    Financing activities   Borrowings under debt arrangements3,644 -Repayments of debt(224) (7,596)Proceeds from exercise of preferred stock warrants- 165Proceeds from early exercise of stock options126 -Proceeds from issuance of redeemable convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs22,206 -Proceeds from initial public offering net of offering costs- 90,912Proceeds from issuance of common stock 452 828Payment of dividends to preferred stockholders at initial public offering- (31,005)Proceeds from buyers in investor offer7,908 -Payments to sellers in investor offer(7,908) -Net cash provided by financing activities26,204 53,304    Net increase in cash and cash equivalents24,618 10,828Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period16,164 43,048Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$ 40,782 $  53,876    Pandora Media Inc.Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures (In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)  Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended   October 31, October 31,  2010 2011 2010 2011         Net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share reconciliations:        GAAP net income (loss) $   1,044 $      638 $    (328) $   (7,928) Stock-based compensation518 2,675 946 5,739 Change in the fair value of the warrant- - 869 4,499 Non-GAAP net income$   1,562 $   3,313 $   1,487 $     2,310          Non-GAAP net income per common share - basic$     0.01 $     0.02 $     0.01 $       0.01          *Non GAAP shares used in computing net income  per common share - basic148,981 161,288 147,432 157,007          Non-GAAP net income per common share - diluted$     0.01 $     0.02 $     0.01 $       0.01          *Non-GAAP shares used in computing net income per common share - diluted175,222 191,014 172,662 186,508         Costs and expenses reconciliation:        GAAP costs and expenses$ 36,544 $ 74,252 $ 89,304 $ 195,929 Stock-based compensation (518) (2,675) (946) (5,739) Non-GAAP costs and expenses $ 36,026 $ 71,577 $ 88,358 $ 190,190         Income (loss) from operations reconciliation:        GAAP income (loss) from operations$   1,145 $      756 $      819 $   (2,915) Stock-based compensation in cost of revenue 35 184 46 396 Stock-based compensation in product development129 491 212 1,081 Stock-based compensation in marketing and sales184 1,463 342 2,965 Stock-based compensation in general and administrative 170 537 346 1,297 Non-GAAP  income from operations $   1,663 $   3,431 $   1,765 $     2,824          *Non-GAAP basic and diluted common shares have been computed to give effect to the conversion of the convertible preferred stock and warrants into common stock as though the conversion had occurred at the beginning of the period.          SOURCE PandoraFor further information: Dominic Paschel, VP, Investor Relations, +1-510-842-6960, investor@pandora.com, or Deborah Roth, VP, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, +1-510-842-6996, press@pandora.com