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Limelight Networks(R) Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Limelight Networks(R) Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results13:30 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) ("Limelight"), a global leader in Digital Presence Management, announced today third quarter 2012 financial results. "The impact of the digital world grows with each passing day, placing stewardship of an organization's Digital Presence squarely in the Executive-Suite," said Jeff Lunsford, chairman and chief executive officer. "Today, by the time a person speaks with a salesperson, orders a product, visits a store, or casts a vote, they have already formed their opinion based on experiences in the digital realm. Therefore, organizations must actively manage their Digital Presence across all types of online channels, including web, mobile, social, living room, and all other digitally delivered points of customer interaction. In response to these trends, Limelight has developed Orchestrate, the industry's first integrated Digital Presence platform. We are unique in our approach to solving this critical problem, and we are seeing strong traction in the Digital Presence Management marketplace." Highlights for Limelight's third quarter included: Revenue of $45.0 million, a 6% year-over-year growth from continuing operations   Value added services revenue growth of 28% year-over-year   Value added services grew to 35% of revenue: Limelight video platform and mobile revenue grew 44% year-over-year Site and application acceleration services revenue grew 39% year-over-year Limelight dynamic site platform revenue grew 30% year-over-year on a pro-forma basis Consulting services grew 22% year-over-yearFinancial Highlights For the third quarter of 2012, the Company reported revenue of $45.0 million from continuing operations, adjusted EBITDA of $2.8 million and non-GAAP net loss, before share-based compensation, litigation expenses, amortization of intangible assets, acquisition-related expenses, gain on sale of cost basis investment and discontinued operations of $5.5 million or 5 cents per basic share. GAAP net loss from continuing operations was $0.6 million, or 1 cent per basic share. The Company ended the quarter with no bank debt and approximately $130 million in cash and cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities.Stock Buyback Program During the third quarter, the Company repurchased approximately $3.2 million of common stock under the $15 million share repurchase plan that the Board authorized on May 2, 2012 and our second stock repurchase program is now complete. In addition, on October 29, 2012, our Board of Directors authorized a new $10 million share repurchase program.CEO Succession Limelight further announced a search for a new CEO to succeed Jeff Lunsford, who will leave the day-to-day CEO role to pursue private business interests in mid-January, 2013, but will remain active and involved as a member of Limelight's Board of Directors.Q4 2012 Outlook The Company anticipates fourth quarter revenue to be in the range of $45.5-$46.5 million.Financial TablesLIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In thousands, except per share data)           September 30, 2012December 31, 2011  (Unaudited)  ASSETS     Current Assets:     Cash and cash equivalents  $ 102,468  $ 120,349 Marketable securities  27,493  19,850 Accounts receivable, net of reserves of $3,466 and $4,391 at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011  28,408  28,045 Income taxes receivable  424  31 Deferred income tax   42  62 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  11,850  20,646 Total current assets  170,685  188,983 Property and equipment, net  48,076  56,368 Marketable securities, less current portion  24  51 Deferred income tax, less current portion  1,386  1,177 Goodwill  79,903  80,105 Other intangible assets, net  6,981  9,207 Other assets  9,211  10,454 Total assets  $ 316,266  $ 346,345      LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     Current Liabilities:     Accounts payable  $ 6,340  $ 6,797 Deferred revenue  7,383  7,287 Capital lease obligation  1,552  1,750 Income taxes payable  722  774 Other current liabilities  11,779  13,195 Total current liabilities  27,776  29,803 Capital lease obligation, less current portion  1,000  2,124 Deferred income tax  470  580 Deferred revenue, less current portion  850  539 Other long term liabilities  3,664  4,194 Total liabilities  33,760  37,240 Commitments and contingencies  --  -- Stockholders' equity:     Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 7,500 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding  --  -- Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011; 99,106 and 104,349 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively  99  104 Additional paid-in capital  455,050  460,845 Contingent consideration  110  219 Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (537)  (509) Accumulated deficit  (172,216)  (151,554) Total stockholders' equity  282,506  309,105 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 316,266  $ 346,345  LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)                Three Months EndedNine Months Ended  September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011June 30, 2011September 30, 2012September 30, 2011               Revenues  $ 45,001  $ 44,447  $ 42,352  $ 41,558  $ 133,765  $ 125,313 Costs and operating expenses             Cost of revenues * +  28,283  27,563  27,278  28,377  83,177  81,920 General and administrative * +  10,238  9,503  9,915  9,675  29,459  26,752 Sales and marketing *  11,037  11,762  9,176  9,929  34,431  29,903 Research & development *  4,956  4,986  4,360  4,503  15,108  12,554 Total costs and operating expenses  54,514  53,814  50,729  52,484  162,175  151,129               Operating loss   (9,513)  (9,367)  (8,377)  (10,926)  (28,410)  (25,816)               Interest expense  (40)  (46)  (89)  (100)  (136)  (225) Interest income  88  83  186  254  277  624 Gain on sale of cost basis investment  9,420  --  --  --  9,420  -- Other income (expense)  (551)  56  (18)  32  (582)  17               Loss from continuing operations before income taxes  (596)  (9,274)  (8,298)  (10,740)  (19,431)  (25,400) Income tax expense (benefit)  14  163  (1,896)  429  313  (1,329)               Loss from continuing operations  (610)  (9,437)  (6,402)  (11,169)  (19,744)  (24,071)               Discontinued operations:             (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes  (218)  (391)  11,420  (2,766)  (918)  5,336               Net (loss) income  $ (828)  $ (9,828)  $ 5,018  $ (13,935)  $ (20,662)  $ (18,735)               Net (loss) income per share:             Basic             Continuing operations  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.06)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.19)  $ (0.22) Discontinued operations  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.10  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)  $ 0.05 Total  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ 0.04  $ (0.12)  $ (0.20)  $ (0.17)               Diluted             Continuing operations  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.06)  $ (0.10)  $ (0.19)  $ (0.22) Discontinued operations  $ 0.00  $ 0.00  $ 0.10  $ (0.02)  $ (0.01)  $ 0.05 Total  $ (0.01)  $ (0.10)  $ 0.04  $ (0.12)  $ (0.20)  $ (0.17)               Shares used in per share calculations:             Basic  99,359  102,783  113,662  113,113  102,123  110,231 Diluted  99,359  102,783  113,662  113,113  102,123  110,231               * Includes share-based compensation (see supplemental table for figures)                         + Includes depreciation and amortization (see supplemental table for figures)            LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL DATA(In thousands)(Unaudited)                Three Months EndedNine Months Ended  September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011June 30, 2011September 30, 2012September 30, 2011Supplemental financial data (in thousands):            Share-based compensation:             Cost of revenues  $ 604  $ 485  $ 514  $ 716  $ 1,594  $ 1,805 General and administrative  1,571  1,290  1,093  1,769  4,638  4,133 Sales and marketing  836  829  695  1,099  2,503  2,932 Research and development  652  617  687  1,288  2,100  2,824               Total share-based compensation  $ 3,663  $ 3,221  $ 2,989  $ 4,872  $ 10,835  $ 11,694              Depreciation and amortization:             Network-related depreciation  $ 6,970  $ 7,184  $ 7,035  $ 7,316  $ 20,984  $ 21,008 Other depreciation and amortization  760  721  725  599  2,185  1,723 Amortization of intangible assets  721  729  774  605  2,144  1,531               Total depreciation and amortization  $ 8,451  $ 8,634  $ 8,534  $ 8,520  $ 25,313  $ 24,262               Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities:  $ 5,340  $ (12,042)  $ 44,248  $ (19,064)  $ (10,265)  $ 90,822              End of period statistics:                           Approximate number of active customers  1,493  1,494  1,602  1,630  1,493  1,602               Number of employees  517  528  473  486  517  473  LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(In thousands)(Unaudited)                Three Months EndedNine Months Ended  September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011June 30, 2011September 30, 2012September 30, 2011                            Cash flows from operating activities:             Net (loss) income  $ (828)  $ (9,828)  $ 5,018  $ (13,935)  $ (20,662)  $ (18,735) (Loss) income from discontinued operations  (218)  (391)  11,420  (2,766)  (918)  5,336 Net loss from continuing operations  (610)  (9,437)  (6,402)  (11,169)  (19,744)  (24,071)               Adjustments to reconcile net loss from continuing operations to net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations:             Depreciation and amortization  8,451  8,634  8,534  8,520  25,313  24,262 Share-based compensation  3,663  3,221  2,989  4,872  10,835  11,694 Deferred income taxes  (125)  (62)  43  5  (299)  (31) Loss on sale of property and equipment  6  13  --  --  19  -- Accounts receivable charges  221  458  298  388  1,105  919 Accretion of marketable securities  123  143  (81)  (58)  365  (90) Gain on sale of cost basis investment  (9,420)  --  --  --  (9,420)  -- Non cash tax benefit associated with sale of discontinued operations  --  --  (2,165)  --  --  (2,165) Non cash increase in cost basis investment  --  (154)  (397)  (282)  (528)  (679) Changes in operating assets and liabilities:             Accounts receivable  (446)  (1,302)  (1,623)  847  (1,468)  384 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,534  1,813  (1,028)  253  2,986  (1,684) Income taxes receivable  (135)  (223)  (106)  (37)  (393)  (268) Other assets  580  (4)  370  81  (1,554)  (3,563) Accounts payable  2,176  603  2,666  491  2,154  2,324 Deferred revenue  142  (509)  45  (1,831)  407  (2,561) Other current liabilities  (732)  955  (1,467)  (601)  (1,023)  (3,990) Income taxes payable  (22)  322  (573)  312  (200)  (312) Other long term liabilities  (72)  50  549  370  (531)  1,002 Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations   5,334  4,521  1,652  2,161  8,024  1,171              Cash flows from investing activities:             Purchase of marketable securities  (3,098)  (8,713)  (9,688)  (4,218)  (27,280)  (15,316) Maturities of marketable securities  5,103  6,879  2,350  4,200  19,285  13,520 Purchases of property and equipment  (7,362)  (4,432)  (7,529)  (11,370)  (17,474)  (26,872) Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired  --  --  133  (7,493)  --  (7,360) Proceeds from sale of cost basis investment  10,154  --  --  --  10,154  -- Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations   367  1,011  61,000  --  7,217  61,000 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities of continuing operations   5,164  (5,255)  46,266  (18,881)  (8,098)  24,972              Cash flows from financing activities:             Payments on capital lease obligations  (441)  (445)  (352)  (403)  (1,322)  (982) Proceeds from exercise of stock options  30  7  136  71  155  622 Proceeds from secondary public offering, net  --  --  (48)  (72)  --  77,049 Cash paid for purchase of common stock  (3,171)  (11,941)  (9,210)  --  (16,273)  (9,210) Payment of employee tax withholdings related to restricted stock  (83)  (259)  (113)  (713)  (601)  (1,060) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities of continuing operations  (3,665)  (12,638)  (9,587)  (1,117)  (18,041)  66,419 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  606  (332)  (420)  90  234  (96)              Cash flows from discontinued operations:             Cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations  --  --  (899)  (793)  --  (2,803) Cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations  --  --  (143)  (464)  --  (684) Net cash used in discontinued operations  --  --  (1,042)  (1,257)  --  (3,487)Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  7,439  (13,704)  36,869  (19,004)  (17,881)  88,979Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   95,029  108,733  106,971  125,975  120,349  54,861Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $ 102,468  $ 95,029  $ 143,840  $ 106,971  $ 102,468  $ 143,840Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures To evaluate our business, we consider and use Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of operating performance. These measures include the same adjustments that management takes into account when it reviews and assesses operating performance on a period-to-period basis. We consider Non-GAAP net income (loss) to be an important indicator of overall business performance because it allows us to illustrate the impact of the effects of share-based compensation, litigation expenses, amortization of intangibles, acquisition related expenses, gain on sale of cost basis investment and discontinued operations. We define EBITDA as GAAP net income (loss) before interest income, interest expense, gain on sale of cost basis investment, other income and expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and discontinued operations. We believe that EBITDA provides a useful metric to investors to compare us with other companies within our industry and across industries. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for operational expenses that we do not consider reflective of our ongoing operations. We use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance. We also believe use of Adjusted EBITDA facilitates investors' use of operating performance comparisons from period to period. In addition, it should be noted that our performance-based executive officer bonus structure is tied closely to our performance as measured in part by certain non-GAAP financial measures. The terms Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not defined under United States generally accepted accounting principles, or United States GAAP, and are not measures of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with United States GAAP. Our Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools, and when assessing our operating performance, Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for net income (loss) or other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with United States GAAP. Some of these limitations include, but are not limited to: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; they do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; they do not reflect the cash requirements necessary for litigation costs; they do not reflect the interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt that we may incur; they do not reflect income taxes or the cash requirements for any tax payments; although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will be replaced sometime in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; while share-based compensation is a component of operating expense, the impact on our financial statements compared to other companies can vary significantly due to such factors as the assumed life of the options and the assumed volatility of our common stock; and other companies may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures. ​We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Non-GAAP net income (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental support for management's analysis of business performance. Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are calculated as follows for the periods presented in thousands:Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures In accordance with the requirements of Regulation G issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is presenting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciling the non-GAAP financial metrics to the comparable GAAP measures.LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)(In thousands)(Unaudited)                Three Months EndedNine Months Ended  September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011June 30, 2011September 30, 2012September 30, 2011               GAAP net (loss) income  $ (828)  $ (9,828)  $ 5,018  $ (13,935)  $ (20,662)  $ (18,735)               Share-based compensation  3,663  3,221  2,989  4,872  10,835  11,694 Litigation defense expenses  148  (31)  463  269  166  1,075 Acquisition related expenses  48  68  (41)  559  (372)  659 Amortization of intangible assets  721  729  774  605  2,144  1,531 Gain on sale of cost basis investment  (9,420)  --  --  --  (9,420)  -- Loss (income) from discontinued operations  218  391  (11,420)  2,766  918  (5,336)               Non-GAAP net loss  $ (5,450)  $ (5,450)  $ (2,217)  $ (4,864)  $ (16,391)  $ (9,112)  LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA(In thousands)(Unaudited)    Three Months EndedNine Months Ended  September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011June 30, 2011September 30, 2012September 30, 2011               GAAP net (loss) income  $ (828)  $ (9,828)  $ 5,018  $ (13,935)  $ (20,662)  $ (18,735)               Depreciation and amortization  8,451  8,634  8,534  8,520  25,313  24,262 Interest expense  40  46  89  100  136  225 Gain on sale of cost basis investment  (9,420)  --  --  --  (9,420)  -- Interest and other (income) expense  463  (139)  (168)  (286)  304  (641) Income tax expense (benefit)  14  163  (1,896)  429  313  (1,329) Loss (income) from discontinued operations  218  391  (11,420)  2,766  918  (5,336)               EBITDA  (1,062)  (733)  157  (2,406)  (3,098)  (1,554)               Share-based compensation  3,663  3,221  2,989  4,872  10,835  11,694 Litigation defense expenses  148  (31)  463  269  166  1,075 Acquisition related expenses  48  68  (41)  559  (372)  659               Adjusted EBITDA   $ 2,797  $ 2,525  $ 3,568  $ 3,294  $ 7,531  $ 11,874Conference Call At approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 p.m. PDT) today, management will host a quarterly conference call for investors. Investors can access this call toll-free at 877-388-8480 within the United States or +1 678-809-1592 outside of the U.S. The conference call will also be audiocast live from http://www.limelight.com and a replay will be available following the call from the Company's website.Safe-Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning, among other things, the outlook for the Company's revenues, net loss and stock-based compensation expenses, customer growth, market growth, pricing pressures, expansion into additional market segments, product and services improvements, the integration of acquired businesses and litigation and acquisition related expenses. Forward-looking statements represent the current judgment and expectations of Limelight Networks and are not guarantees and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the final review of the results and amendments and preparation of quarterly financial statements, including consultation with our outside auditors. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.About Limelight Networks, Inc. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. Limelight's Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight's scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage – combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. Limelight's team of digital presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer relationships – all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, and be sure to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw. Copyright (C) 2012 Limelight Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. All product or service names are the property of their respective owners.CONTACT: Amber Winans 510-984-1526 bhavacom.com Gillian Reckler 602-753-6965 ir@llnw.com