- Fourth quarter revenue was $68.8 million, up 49% over the prior year quarter; Fiscal year 2013 revenue was $245.6 million, up 58% compared to fiscal year 2012
- Cost per acquisition ("CPA") in the fourth quarter was $52; Fiscal year 2013 CPA was $72, a decrease of 1% over the prior year period
- Fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.05, includes $4.0 million accrual for pending settlement of litigation
- Cash provided by operations for fiscal year 2013 was $8.9 million
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Angie's List, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANGI) announced today fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013.
"We are reporting a solid fourth quarter capping a year that included many significant milestones," said Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle. "We executed well on our strategic objectives in 2013, including making meaningful investments in our products and technology, strengthening our ability to monetize our membership through our marketplace initiatives and delivering excellent improvements in operating leverage."
Key Operating Metrics
|Three months ended|
|Total paid memberships (end of period)||2,484,059||1,787,394||39%|
|Gross paid memberships added (in period)||224,702||230,921||(3%)|
|Marketing cost per paid membership acquisition (in period)||$ 52||$ 39||33%|
|First-year membership renewal rate (in period)||71%||71%||flat|
|Average membership renewal rate (in period)||75%||75%||flat|
|Participating service providers (end of period)||46,329||35,952||29%|
|Total service provider contract value (end of period, in thousands)||$ 194,137||$ 132,646||46%|
|Twelve months ended|
|Gross paid memberships added (in period)||1,218,258||1,092,935||11%|
|Marketing cost per paid membership acquisition (in period)||$ 72||$ 73||(1%)|
|First-year membership renewal rate (in period)||74%||75%||(1.0) pts|
|Average membership renewal rate (in period)||78%||78%||flat|
Market Cohort Analysis
"We recorded very good performance from each of our cohorts in 2013," continued Oesterle. "Each one demonstrated growing membership, deepening penetration rates and increasing contribution."
| Service |
| Avg. |
|Pre 2003||10||$ 6,329,201||$ 39.16||$ 113.65||$1,317,075||470,206||11.5%||31%|
|2003 - 2007||35||4,385,040||34.39||97.74||1,384,373||1,350,130||9.0%||39%|
|2008 - 2010||103||253,976||16.84||36.08||193,802||574,024||9.3%||38%|
|Cohort table presents financial and operational data for the twelve months ended 12/31/2013|
|* Demographic information used in penetration rate calculations is based on a third party study we commissioned in January, 2014.|
|According to the study, the number of U.S. households in our target demographic was 30 million.|
|** Not meaningful|
Fourth Quarter Results
Fourth quarter 2013 total revenue was $68.8 million, an increase of 49 percent compared to $46.2 million in the prior year period. Membership revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $17.7 million, an increase of 29 percent compared to the prior year period. Service provider revenue was the largest component of total revenue at $51.0 million, and the fastest growing with a 57 percent growth rate year-over-year. Service provider revenue includes revenue from advertising contracts and fees from e-commerce transactions. Advertising revenue was $45.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 55 percent compared to the prior year period and e-commerce revenue was $6.0 million, an increase of 72 percent year-over-year.
Marketing expense increased 30 percent, or $2.7 million, compared to the prior year period. General and Administrative expense in the fourth quarter of 2013 includes a $4.0 million accrual for the pending settlement of certain litigation. Angie's List and Plaintiff have agreed in principle to settlement terms, which remain subject to court approval. Including the pending settlement accrual, net income was $2.8 million, with selling expense of $24.6 million and marketing expense of $11.6 million, compared to a net income of $2.4 million with selling expense of $15.6 million and marketing expense of $8.9 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $9.9 million, compared to $4.4 million in the prior year period.
Fiscal Year 2013 Results
Fiscal year 2013 revenue was $245.6 million, an increase of 58 percent from $155.8 million in the prior year period. Membership revenue of $65.3 million increased 37 percent year-over-year and service provider revenue of $180.3 million increased 67 percent compared to the prior year period. Marketing expense increased 9 percent, or $7.3 million, over the prior year period while CPA decreased to $72 from $73. Total new gross paid memberships added in 2013 were 1,218,258 compared to adding 1,092,935 in 2012.
Net loss was $33.0 million for fiscal year 2013, with selling expense of $90.1 million and marketing expense of $87.5 million, compared to a net loss of $52.9 million with selling expense of $58.6 million and marketing expense of $80.2 million in the prior year period.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was a loss of $18.9 million, compared to a loss of $45.3 million in the prior year period. The cash and investments balance at December 31, 2013 was $55.9 million. In addition, we have $15.0 million of unused capacity on our line of credit.
"We made investments across the business in 2013 to grow our membership and service provider base and develop innovative products and tools to ease the challenges our members face in fulfilling their local service needs," said Tom Fox, Angie's List CFO. "We are very pleased with our continued operating leverage progress and the significant improvement in our cash generation. Looking ahead, we will continue to invest to drive growth in the business with a keen focus on products that enhance the experience for both members and service providers."
The Company's financial and operating expectations for the first quarter of 2014 are as follows:
- Total revenue of $71.5 million to $72.5 million.
- Marketing expense of $22.5 million to $23.5 million.
Conference Call Information
The company will host a conference call on February 12, 2014 at approximately 5:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (PT) to discuss the quarterly financial results with the investment community. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Angie's List Investor Relations website at http://investor.angieslist.com/
A live domestic dial-in is available at (877) 380-5664 or (253) 237-1143 internationally. An audio replay will be available at (855) 859-2056 domestically or (404) 537-3406 internationally, using Conference ID 34824285 through February 18, 2014.
Live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Angie's List Investor Relations website at http://investor.angieslist.com/
About Angie's List
Angie's List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 2 million subscribers across the U.S. share their consumer experiences and use Angie's List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie's List magazine, the Angie's List complaint resolution service and information about how to make the most of their home improvement projects.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to providing financial measurements based on generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), Angie's List has disclosed in this press release financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. This information includes non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, which Angie's List defines as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and excluding non-cash stock-based compensation and the litigation settlement accrual. Angie's List uses Adjusted EBITDA internally in analyzing its financial results and has determined to disclose this measure to investors because it believes it will be useful to them, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating Angie's List's operating performance relative to its industry sector and competitors. Angie's List believes that the use of Adjusted EBITDA provides additional insight for investors to use in evaluation of ongoing operating results and trends from period to period. However, non-GAAP financial measures such as Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Angie's List is subject to litigation in the ordinary course of its business, and the settlement of litigation can adversely affect its operating results and financial condition. Angie's List has significant uses of cash flows, including capital expenditures and other contractual commitments, interest payments and income taxes that are not reflected in Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of issuing non-cash stock-based compensation to Angie's List's management and other employees. It should also be noted that other companies, including companies in the same industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA in a different manner than Angie's List. Angie's List has provided a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expected revenue, future marketing expense and growth opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on Angie's List'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 ability to accurately measure and predict revenue per paid membership, membership acquisition costs or costs associated with servicing our members; our ability to protect our brand and maintain our reputation among consumers and local service providers; our ability to attract and retain local service providers to advertise on our service; our ability to increase our pricing on memberships and service provider contracts as we increase our market penetration; our ability to replicate our business model in our less penetrated markets; our success in converting consumers and local service providers into paid memberships and participating service providers; competitive factors; our ability to stay abreast of modified or new laws and regulations applying to our business, including those regarding sales or transaction taxes and privacy regulation; threatened or actual litigation; our ability to adequately protect our intellectual property; our ability to manage our growth; the fact that the settlement of pending litigation remains subject to court approval; other threatened or actual litigation; 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 Angie's List's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
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 http://investor.angieslist.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.
|Angie's List, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
| December 31, |
| December 31, |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$34,803||$42,638|
|Short term investments||21,055||10,460|
|Accounts receivable, net||12,385||7,787|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||13,651||19,810|
|Total current assets||81,944||80,745|
|Property and equipment, net||18,657||12,079|
|Amortizable intangible assets, net||3,500||2,356|
|Deferred financing fees, net||397||634|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)|
|Deferred membership revenue||35,560||27,627|
|Deferred advertising revenue||39,448||23,160|
|Total current liabilities||103,616||71,334|
|Long-term debt, including accrued interest||14,918||14,869|
|Deferred membership revenue, noncurrent||4,909||4,330|
|Deferred advertising revenue, noncurrent||521||214|
|Deferred income taxes||169||163|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit):|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||(18,490)||5,319|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$105,643||$96,229|
|Angie's List, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
| Three Months Ended December |
| Twelve Months Ended December |
|Operations and support||10,654||7,450||40,072||27,081|
|General and administrative||11,809||6,635||32,828||24,055|
|Total Operating Expenses||65,485||43,268||276,723||206,832|
|Operating income (loss)||3,271||2,911||(31,081)||(51,033)|
|Interest expense, net||473||476||1,868||1,856|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||2,798||2,435||(32,949)||(52,889)|
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(5)||5||40||5|
|Net income (loss)||$2,803||$2,430||$ (32,989)||$ (52,894)|
|Net income (loss) per common share|
|Basic||$0.05||$0.04||$ (0.57)||$ (0.92)|
|Diluted||$0.05||$0.04||$ (0.57)||$ (0.92)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation|
|Operations and support||$12||$ --||$64||$ --|
|General and administrative||1,267||531||3,836||2,181|
|Total non-cash stock-based compensation||$1,398||$730||$4,064||$2,943|
|Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA (loss) to net income (loss) (Unaudited):|
|Net income (loss):||$2,803||$2,430||$ (32,989)||$ (52,894)|
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(5)||5||40||5|
|Interest expense, net||473||476||1,868||1,856|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,195||793||4,069||2,753|
|Pending litigation settlement accrual||4,000||--||4,000||--|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation||1,398||730||4,064||2,943|
|Adjusted EBITDA (loss)||$9,864||$4,434||$ (18,948)||$ (45,337)|
|Angie's List, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Twelve Months Ended December 31,|
|Net loss||$ (32,989)||$ (52,894)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||4,069||2,753|
|Deferred income taxes||6||5|
|Amortization of debt discount, deferred financing fees and bond premiums||527||312|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation expense||4,064||2,943|
|Changes in certain assets:|
|Accounts receivable, net||(4,598)||(3,850)|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||6,159||(7,975)|
|Changes in certain liabilities:|
|Deferred advertising revenue||16,595||9,492|
|Deferred membership revenue||8,512||11,053|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||8,906||(33,397)|
|Purchases of short-term investments, net||(10,836)||(10,491)|
|Acquisition of business assets||(2,150)||--|
|Property and equipment||(8,102)||(9,730)|
|Data acquisition costs||(769)||(2,035)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(21,857)||(22,006)|
|Proceeds from common stock issuances under employee stock option plans||5,116||807|
|Sale of common stock, net of costs||--||8,627|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||5,116||9,434|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(7,835)||(45,969)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||42,638||88,607|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$ 34,803||$ 42,638|
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