CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPDN) ("PDN" or the "Company"), an Internet software and services company that develops and operates online and in-person professional networking communities dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the United States and businesses seeking to hire diverse talent announced today its quarterly financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
- Total revenue recognized for fiscal third quarter of 2014 grew 61% as compared to the third quarter of 2013, from $979,000 to $1,575,000 respectively;
- Direct sales bookings increased for the fifth consecutive quarter to $512,000 representing a 241% increase over $150,000 recorded in the third quarter of 2013;
- Completed merger with the National Association of Professional Women ("NAPW"), on September 24, 2014. Post-merger achievements include:
- The Company exceeded its goal of targeted cost savings resulting from the merger and now anticipates company-wide expense reductions of $3 million. The Company believes these savings will not have an adverse effect on future revenues;
- Consolidation contributes to anticipated October year over year booked revenue increase over 2013; and
- Integration plan proceeding on schedule including the anticipated soon to be released new online NAPW Networking Platform, Membership Management System and increasing NAPW Networking Events from one national event in 2014 to 18 national and regional events in 2015.
Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
For the quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company reported total revenues of $1,575,000, a 61% increase from $979,000 in the same period one-year prior, attributable primarily to our merger with NAPW and an increase in revenue from direct sales, offset by a decrease in our LinkedIn and Apollo Group revenue.
The Company reported a comprehensive net loss in the fiscal third quarter of 2014 of $941,000. This is compared to a comprehensive net loss of $268,000 in the same period one-year prior, attributable primarily to the costs of the merger with NAPW, building a direct sales force and costs directly related to operating Career Events.
Total operating expenditures during the third quarter of 2014 increased by 50% compared to the same period one year prior, from $1,439,000 to $2,158,000 attributable primarily to the investment we made in our direct sales force, the costs of being a public company and costs of operating our Career Events Division which was acquired at the end of third quarter of 2013.
Comprehensive net loss per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $0.14/share, compared to a comprehensive net loss in the third quarter one-year prior of $0.04/share.
Loss from operations during the fiscal third quarter of 2014 was $583,000 compared to a loss of $459,000 in the third quarter one year prior, attributable to our investment in our Sales and Marketing team and costs of operating our events division.
As of September 30, 2014 total assets were $77,370,000, an increase from $22,020,000 that the Company reported at December 31, 2013, attributable in large part to goodwill and other net assets from our merger with NAPW.
"Our initial integration with NAPW is going smoothly and our management teams are already working as one. The combination of NAPW and PDN has created enhanced value for NAPW members, primarily by our ability to connect members with leading employers who sponsor PDN in an effort to recruit diverse talent," said PDN's CEO Jim Kirsch. Star Jones, President of PDN and NAPW, added, "It is becoming evident that the formidable talent pool of NAPW members makes PDN more valuable to our clients seeking to hire professional, experienced and successful women." Kirsch concluded, "We experienced the benefits of the merger in October, as PDN clients responded favorably to the NAPW talent pool asset and NAPW members reacted favorably to the initial deployment of career services we released in October. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate that the Company will be cash flow positive in 2015. We will be discussing the details of our most recent quarter on the forthcoming conference call this afternoon."
The Company will be hosting a conference call to discuss its full financial results as follows:
Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call Details:
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 4:30PM Eastern / 1:30PM Pacific
Participant Dial-In: 877-407-9205 (Toll Free), 201-689-8054 (International)
It is recommended that participants dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the 4:30PM Eastern call. An archived recording of the conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company website at http://investor.prodivnet.com.
|Professional Diversity Network, Inc.|
|Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)|
|For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013|
| Three Months Ended |
|Consumer advertising and consumer marketing solutions revenue||448,860||377,750|
|Membership fees and related services||402,397||--|
|Product sales and other revenue||11,395||--|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of sales and services||388,084||235,304|
|Sales and marketing||991,785||606,606|
|General and administrative||648,218||529,806|
|Depreciation and amortization||130,065||66,412|
|Gain on sale of property and equipment||--||576|
|Total costs and expenses||2,158,152||1,438,704|
|Loss from operations||(582,772)||(459,415)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest and other income||27,791||5,717|
|Acquisition related costs||(968,839)||--|
|Loss on sale of marketable securities||--||(7,640)|
|Other income (expense), net||(941,425)||(1,923)|
|Change in fair value of warrant liability||(34,547)||4,456|
|Loss before income taxes||(1,558,744)||(456,882)|
|Income tax (benefit) expense||(617,717)||(185,382)|
|Net loss||$ (941,027)||$ (271,500)|
|Other comprehensive (loss) income:|
|Net loss||$ (941,027)||$ (271,500)|
|Unrealized gains on marketable securities||--||(3,782)|
|Reclassification adjustments for losses on marketable securities included in net income||--||7,640|
|Comprehensive loss||$ (941,027)||$ (267,642)|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$ (0.14)||$ (0.04)|
|Shares used in computing pro forma net loss per common share:|
|Basic and diluted||6,721,357||6,318,227|
|Pro-forma computation related to conversion to a C corporation upon completion of initial public offering:|
|Historical pre-tax net loss before taxes||$ (1,558,744)||$ (456,882)|
|Pro-forma tax benefit||(617,717)||(185,382)|
|Pro-forma net loss||$ (941,027)||$ (271,500)|
|Pro-forma loss per share - basic and diluted|
|Unaudited pro-forma loss per share||$ (0.14)||$ (0.04)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding||6,721,357||6,318,227|
| September 30, |
| December 31, |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$1,821,818||$18,736,495|
|Incremental direct costs||966,297||--|
|Prepaid license fee||393,750||--|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||613,759||99,094|
|Total current assets||14,236,460||20,053,701|
|Property and equipment, net||844,485||54,781|
|Capitalized technology, net||559,055||692,511|
|Intangible assets, net||14,428,742||90,400|
|Deferred tax asset||51,574||380,832|
|Note payable - related party acquisition financing||434,582||--|
|Capital lease obligations||17,093||--|
|Total current liabilities||17,900,125||1,521,064|
|Deferred tax liability||4,376,686||--|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized, 12,628,072 shares and 6,318,227 shares issued as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, and 12,619,690 and 6,316,027 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||126,280||63,182|
|Additional paid in capital||58,132,426||21,883,593|
|Treasury stock, at cost; 8,382 shares at September 30, 2014 and 2,200 shares at December 31, 2013||(37,117)||(11,255)|
|Total stockholders' equity||55,093,472||20,499,133|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$77,370,283||$22,020,197|
About Professional Diversity Network (PDN)
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is an Internet software and services company that develops and operates online professional networking communities dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the United States and employers seeking to hire diverse talent. Our subsidiary, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is one of the largest, most-recognized networking organizations of professional women in the country, spanning more than 200 industries and professions. Through an online platform and our relationship recruitment affinity groups, we provide our employer clients a means to identify and acquire diverse talent and assist them with their efforts to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program. Our mission is to utilize the collective strength of our affiliate companies, members, partners and unique proprietary platform to be the standard in business diversity recruiting, networking and professional development for women, minorities, veterans, LGBT and disabled persons globally.
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