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InnerWorkings Announces Record First Quarter 2012 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Major New Enterprise Wins Contribute to Increase in Revenue Guidance</i> </p>

Thursday, May 03, 2012

InnerWorkings Announces Record First Quarter 2012 Results16:03 EDT Thursday, May 03, 2012 CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), a leading global marketing supply chain company, today reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Quarterly Highlights: Record revenue of $188.5 million, an increase of 30% compared to $145.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. Organic revenue growth in the quarter was 21%. Two of the contracts signed in the quarter are expected to become the Company's largest enterprise relationships. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA was $9.6 million, an increase of 31% compared to $7.3 million in the year-earlier period. Please refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation table below for more information. Net income was $3.7 million, an increase of 32% compared to $2.8 million in the year-earlier period. Excluding proceeds from the sale of Echo Global Logistics stock in both periods, earnings per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012 were $0.07 compared to $0.05 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2011. Year-over-year enterprise revenue growth of 35% and transactional revenue growth of 15%. Revenue from new enterprise accounts was a record $23.2 million in the first quarter. Amended credit facility, which lowered borrowing costs, increased the line of credit to $150 million and extended the maturity date to August 2015. "Our business momentum continues to grow, as we delivered record revenue for the sixth consecutive quarter, were awarded what we expect to be our two largest ever enterprise contracts and raised our revenue guidance for the year,” said Eric D. Belcher, chief executive officer of InnerWorkings. “The investments we are making to win large global print management contracts and gain share in the middle market are driving the innovation curve in our industry." Additional first quarter 2012 financial and operational highlights include the following: 79% of the Company's revenue was generated from sales to enterprise clients, with the remaining 21% derived from transactional clients. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had an outstanding balance of $71.4 million on its newly amended $150 million bank credit facility and retained cash and short-term investments of $16.6 million. "We continued to execute effectively against our goals, generating strong operational and financial results,” said Joseph M. Busky, chief financial officer of InnerWorkings. "We also amended our credit facility, which lowers our borrowing costs by 20%, and also provides the Company with additional liquidity to continue growing the business.” Outlook The Company is raising its 2012 revenue guidance to $780 million to $810 million from $770 million to $800 million. 2012 earnings per share guidance remains in its previously announced range of $0.42 to $0.45. Conference Call A conference call will be broadcast live on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Central Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time). The live webcast discussion, which will include a Q&A session, will be hosted by Eric D. Belcher, Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph M. Busky, Chief Financial Officer. To access the conference call by telephone, interested parties may dial (877) 771-7024. Interested parties are also invited to listen to the live webcast by visiting the Investor "Events & Presentations" section of InnerWorkings' website at investor.inwk.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast will be available later that day in the same section of the website. About InnerWorkings InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) is a leading global marketing supply chain company servicing corporate clients across a wide range of industries. With proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network and deep domain expertise, the Company procures, manages and delivers printed materials and promotional products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution. InnerWorkings is based in Chicago, IL, employs approximately 1,100 individuals, and maintains 44 global offices. Among the many industries InnerWorkings services are: retail, financial services, hospitality, non-profits, healthcare, food & beverage, broadcasting & cable, education, transportation and utilities. For more information visit: www.inwk.com. Non-GAAP Financial Measure This press release includes the following financial measure defined as a "non-GAAP financial measure" by the Securities and Exchange Commission: non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA. We believe that Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors because it provides information about the estimated financial performance of the Company's ongoing business. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA is used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and evaluation of overall operating performance. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA may be different from similar measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest comparable GAAP measure, see "Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA” included in this release. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains statements relating to future results. These statements are forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. We can give no assurance that any future results discussed in these statements will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this release. For a discussion of important factors that could affect our actual results, please refer to our SEC filings, including the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed Form 10-K. Consolidated Statements of Income       Three Months Ended March 31,20112012 Revenue $ 145,180,692 $ 188,546,402 Cost of goods sold   111,852,782   147,153,019   Gross profit 33,327,910 41,393,383 Operating expenses: Selling, general, and administrative expenses 26,990,237 33,083,264 Depreciation and amortization   2,422,045   2,444,096   Income from operations 3,915,628 5,866,023 Total other income (expense)   386,628   (260,388) Income before taxes 4,302,256 5,605,635 Income tax expense   1,511,904   1,917,947   Net income $ 2,790,352 $ 3,687,688     Basic earnings per share $ 0.06 $ 0.08 Diluted earnings per share $ 0.06 $ 0.07   Weighted average shares outstanding, basic 46,128,025 47,193,327 Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted 48,339,024 50,013,569   Consolidated Balance Sheets     December 31,March 31,20112012   Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,219,385 $ 15,665,972 Short-term investments 1,129,757 888,897 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts 124,678,502 146,807,088 Unbilled revenue 28,318,751 30,883,113 Inventories 14,201,606 12,198,821 Prepaid expenses 11,066,451 10,696,763 Other current assets 15,873,386 26,454,173 Total long-term assets   249,165,348   250,731,846 Total assets $457,653,186$494,326,673   Accounts payable-trade $ 102,245,865 $ 119,531,508 Other current liabilities 46,135,672 43,690,982 Revolving credit facility 60,000,000 71,400,000 Other long-term liabilities 67,769,862 67,684,309 Total stockholders' equity   181,501,787   192,019,874 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $457,653,186$494,326,673   Cash Flow Data     Three Months Ended March 31,20112012 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 7,050,787 $ (7,472,638 ) Net cash used in investing activities (6,070,325 ) (3,189,117 ) Net cash provided by financing activities   519,668     12,886,424   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   127,224     221,918   Increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,627,354 2,446,587 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   5,259,272     13,219,385   Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $6,886,626   $15,665,972     Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA       Three Months Ended March 31,20112012   Operating Income $ 3,915,628 $ 5,866,023 Depreciation and amortization 2,422,045 2,444,096 Stock based compensation 941,362 1,047,645 Change in fair Value of contingent consideration   -   200,141 Adjusted EBITDA $7,279,035$9,557,905 InnerWorkings, Inc.Scott Kozak(312) 642-3700skozak@inwk.com