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MaxPoint Interactive Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results

  • GAAP Revenue of $32.8 million and Non-GAAP Revenue ex-TAC1 of $23.4 million.

  • GAAP Net Loss improves by $1.6 million and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA1 improves by $2.4 million for the second quarter 2017 versus 2016.

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MaxPoint (Nasdaq:MXPT) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $32.8 million decreased 9% in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $35.9 million for the second quarter of 2016.

  • Revenue ex-TAC1 of $23.4 million increased 1% in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $23.2 million for the second quarter of 2016.

  • Net loss of $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to a net loss of $6.7 million for the second quarter of 2016.

  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $(0.7) million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $(3.1) million for the second quarter of 2016.

  • Net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.75 in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $1.02 for the second quarter of 2016.

  • Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share1 of $0.55 in the second quarter of 2017 compared to $0.87 for the second quarter of 2016.

“During the second quarter, we saw significant growth from new products and our path to profitability as we begin to reap the benefit of fundamental changes made to our business in 2016,” said Joe Epperson, MaxPoint’s Co-founder and CEO. “We continue to be on track with our goal of becoming adjusted EBITDA positive in 2017 and cash flow positive in 2018.”

Second Quarter Operating Highlights:

  • Our total number of enterprise customers1 decreased to 735 in the second quarter, down 4% from 764 for the second quarter of 2016.

  • During the quarter, non-display advertising, which includes mobile, video and social, accounted for 62% of revenue, up from 49% of revenue in the second quarter of 2016.

  • During the quarter, revenue from mobile advertising on phones and tablets accounted for 57% of revenue, up from 45% of revenue in the second quarter of 2016.

Business Outlook

The following forward-looking statements reflect MaxPoint’s expectations as of August 14, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Guidance:

  • Revenue ex-TAC1 for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017 is expected to be between $25.0 million and $28.2 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017 is expected to be between $1.1 million and $3.1 million.

Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance:

  • Revenue ex-TAC1 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 is expected to be between $101.5 million and $105.5 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 is expected to be between $2.5 million and $4.5 million.

1 Represents a Non-GAAP financial measure or operating performance metric. Please see the discussion below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Operating Performance Metrics” and the reconciliations that follow within this release.

MaxPoint is not able to provide a reconciliation to GAAP revenue or GAAP net loss for its third quarter and full year 2017 Revenue ex-TAC and Adjusted EBITDA guidance at this time because of the difficulty of estimating certain items that are excluded from Revenue ex-TAC and Adjusted EBITDA guidance, such as traffic acquisition costs and the items excluded from net loss to calculate Adjusted EBITDA, the effect of which may be significant.

Reverse Stock Split

On April 25, 2016, we amended our amended and restated certificate of incorporation effecting a 1-for-4 reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of capital stock. The reverse stock split did not change the number of our authorized shares of capital stock or cause an adjustment to the par value of our capital stock. As a result of the reverse stock split, we were required to adjust the share amounts under our equity incentive plans and common stock warrant agreements with third parties. All disclosures of shares and per share data in this earnings release have been adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split for all periods presented.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today, Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:00PM ET to discuss these results.

The conference call can be accessed at (855) 294-2073 or (661) 378-9969 (International), conference ID #51162061. The call will also be webcast simultaneously at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/p6rai3vu. Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available within the “News & Events” section of the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.maxpoint.com. To listen to the telephone replay, call toll free (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, conference ID #51162061. The telephone replay will be available from 8:00 PM ET August 14 through 11:59 PM ET August 21, 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including the quotations from management and the statements in “Business Outlook,” that are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such statements including, but not limited to: our limited operating history, particularly as a public company, which makes it difficult to evaluate our current business and future prospects; our ability to achieve or sustain profitability; the effects of increased competition in our market and our ability to compete effectively; our ability to attract new customers; our ability to maintain or increase the allocation of our existing customers’ marketing spend to us; changes in our customers’ advertising budget allocations, agency affiliations or marketing strategies; our ability to develop new products and services, enhance our existing products and services or make necessary changes to our technology platform or business model; our ability to expand our business internationally; our ability to comply with, and the effect on our business of, evolving legal standards and regulations, particularly concerning privacy and data protection; the seasonality of our business; our dependence on the continued growth of the digital advertising market; our ability to maintain a supply of media inventory or impressions; our ability to retain key employees and attract additional key employees; our ability to maintain effective internal controls; our recognition of revenue from customer subscriptions over the term of the customer agreements; and general market, political, economic and business conditions, including internationally. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by our forward-looking statements are described under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. Additional information will also be provided in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements are only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Operating Performance Metrics

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), we use the following Non-GAAP financial measures: Revenue ex-TAC, Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP net loss and Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share. We also use number of enterprise customers, which is an operating performance metric. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these Non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period performance. Our management believes that these Non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our results by (1) excluding certain expenses and charges that may not be indicative of our recurring core business activities; and (2) providing information for comparable periods that help both management and investors assess our operating performance. We believe these Non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and because they help our institutional investors and the analyst community analyze our business.

For more information on these Non-GAAP financial measures, see the following descriptions and the tables below captioned “Supplemental Information Including Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measure.”

Revenue ex-TAC

Revenue ex-TAC is a Non-GAAP financial measure defined by us as revenue less traffic acquisition costs. Traffic acquisition costs consist of purchases of advertising impressions from real-time bidding exchanges. We believe that Revenue ex-TAC is a meaningful measure of operating performance because it is frequently used for internal management purposes, indicates the effectiveness of delivering results to advertisers and facilitates a more complete period-to-period understanding of factors and trends affecting our underlying revenue performance. A limitation of Revenue ex-TAC is that it is a measure that other companies, including companies in our industry that have similar business arrangements, either may not use or may calculate differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, we consider, and you should consider, Revenue ex-TAC alongside other GAAP financial measures, such as revenue, gross profit and total operating expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA

To provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, we provide Adjusted EBITDA, a Non-GAAP financial measure. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss before income taxes, interest, amortization of deferred financing costs and depreciation and amortization, adjusted to eliminate stock-based compensation expense.

We have presented Adjusted EBITDA because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operating plans. In particular, we believe the exclusion of certain items in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors in understanding and evaluating our operating results.

Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the potentially dilutive impact of stock-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect interest or tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us;
  • Our definition of Adjusted EBITDA for use as an operating result measure differs from the Adjusted EBITDA definition used by our lender to calculate our amended loan and security agreement quarterly covenant; and
  • Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these and other limitations, we consider, and you should consider, Adjusted EBITDA together with other GAAP-based financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net loss and our other GAAP results.

Number of Enterprise Customers

Our number of enterprise customers is a key operating metric. We believe our ability to increase the revenue we generate from existing customers and attract new customers is an important component of our growth strategy. We also believe that those customers from which we have generated more than $10,000 of revenue during any trailing twelve-month period best identifies customers that are actively using our solution and contribute more meaningfully to revenue. We refer to these customers as our enterprise customers. Our ability to generate additional revenue from our enterprise customers is an important indicator of our ability to grow revenue over time.

In those cases where we work with multiple brands or divisions within the same company or where the company runs marketing campaigns in multiple geographies, even though multiple insertion orders may be involved, we count that company as a single customer. When an insertion order is with an advertising agency, we consider the company on behalf of which the marketing campaign is conducted as our enterprise customer. If a company has its marketing spend with us managed by multiple advertising agencies, that company is counted as a single enterprise customer.

While the number of our enterprise customers has generally increased over time, this number can also fluctuate from quarter to quarter due to the seasonal trends in the advertising spend of our enterprise and other customers, which can impact the timing and amount of revenue we generate from them. Therefore, there is not necessarily a direct correlation between a change in the number of enterprise customers for a particular period and an increase or decrease in our revenue during that period.

Non-GAAP Net Loss

We define Non-GAAP net loss as net loss less non-cash stock-based compensation expense. We believe the exclusion of this non-cash charge can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. A limitation of Non-GAAP net loss is that it is a measure that other companies, including companies in our industry that have similar business arrangements, either may not use or may calculate differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these and other limitations, we consider, and you should consider, Non-GAAP net loss together with other GAAP-based financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net loss and our other GAAP results.

Non-GAAP Net Loss per Basic and Diluted Share

We define Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share as net loss less non-cash stock-based compensation expense per basic and diluted share. We consider, and you should consider, Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share together with other GAAP-based financial performance measures, including net loss per basic and diluted share, net loss and our other GAAP results.

About MaxPoint

MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. We provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights.

The company’s proprietary Digital Zip® technology and the MaxPoint Intelligence Platform™ predict the most likely buyers of a specific product at a particular retail location and then execute cross-channel digital marketing programs to reach these buyers. For more information, visit maxpoint.com.


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)
As of December 31, As of June 30,
2016 2017
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$24,221 $15,696
Accounts receivable, net43,432 30,746
Prepaid expenses and other current assets1,477 2,394
Total current assets69,130 48,836
Property, equipment and software, net20,125 19,338
Other long-term assets60 140
Total assets$89,315 $68,314
Liabilities and Stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$12,660 $10,192
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities9,400 7,040
Revolving line of credit27,489 23,471
Total current liabilities49,549 40,703
Other long-term liabilities1,218 1,085
Total liabilities50,767 41,788
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.00005 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 6,632,889 and 6,764,021 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016 and June 30, 2017, respectively1 1
Additional paid-in capital107,898 110,110
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(200) (169)
Accumulated deficit(69,151) (83,416)
Total stockholders’ equity38,548 26,526
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$89,315 $68,314


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months
Ended June 30,
Six Months
Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
Revenue$35,939 $32,847 $65,389 $60,700
Traffic acquisition costs12,775 9,444 22,863 18,243
Other cost of revenue4,932 5,398 9,575 10,074
Gross profit18,232 18,005 32,951 32,383
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing13,205 12,483 26,554 24,866
Research and development7,081 6,367 13,588 12,791
General and administrative4,383 3,982 9,701 8,594
Total operating expenses24,669 22,832 49,843 46,251
Loss from operations(6,437) (4,827) (16,892) (13,868)
Other expense (income):
Interest expense236 186 500 358
Interest income (3)
Amortization of deferred financing costs10 21 28 39
Total other expense246 207 525 397
Loss before income taxes(6,683) (5,034) (17,417) (14,265)
Provision for income taxes
Net loss$(6,683) $(5,034) $(17,417) $(14,265)
Net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock$(1.02) $(0.75) $(2.65) $(2.13)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock6,581,722 6,734,408 6,573,467 6,689,192


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
Six Months
Ended June 30,
2016 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss$(17,417) $(14,265)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization4,612 5,410
Stock-based compensation expense1,778 2,400
Bad debt expense328 (3)
Loss on disposal of asset4
Amortization of deferred financing costs28 39
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable6,175 12,702
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(1,312) (897)
Security deposits(20)
Accounts payable(3,704) (2,480)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities1,559 (2,371)
Other long-term liabilities382 (133)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities(7,587) 402
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, equipment and software(1,251) (1,168)
Capitalized internal-use software costs(3,581) (3,043)
Changes to restricted cash1,861
Net cash used in investing activities(2,971) (4,211)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from debt3,400 68,700
Repayment of debt(7,000) (72,718)
Proceeds from stock option exercises73 48
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan202 154
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of restricted stock units (458)
Payments for repurchases of common stock(125) (325)
Payments of issuance costs related to debt(54) (132)
Net cash used in financing activities(3,504) (4,731)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(28) 15
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(14,090) (8,525)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period41,143 24,221
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$27,053 $15,696


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. and Subsidiary

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
Six Months
Ended June 30,
2016 2017
Supplemental disclosures of other cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest$529 $407
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:
Purchases of property, equipment and software included in accounts payable and accruals$336 $530
Additions to property, equipment and software from other long-term assets$213 $
Stock-based compensation capitalized in internal-use software costs$216 $393


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. and Subsidiary

Supplemental Information Including Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures
to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measure
Unaudited Key Financial and Operating Performance Metrics
(in thousands, except number of enterprise customers)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands, except number of
enterprise customers)
Revenue$35,939 $32,847 $65,389 $60,700
Revenue ex-TAC$23,164 $23,403 $42,526 $42,457
Adjusted EBITDA$(3,102) $(731) $(10,286) $(5,665)
Number of enterprise customers764 735 764 735
Unaudited Reconciliation from GAAP Revenue to Non-GAAP Revenue ex-TAC
(in thousands)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands)
Revenue$35,939 $32,847 $65,389 $60,700
Less: traffic acquisition costs(12,775) (9,444) (22,863) (18,243)
Revenue ex-TAC$23,164 $23,403 $42,526 $42,457
Unaudited Reconciliation from GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA
(in thousands)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands)
Net loss$(6,683) $(5,034) $(17,417) $(14,265)
Adjustments:
Interest expense236 186 500 358
Interest income (3)
Amortization of deferred financing costs10 21 28 39
Provision for income taxes
Depreciation and amortization2,380 2,757 4,612 5,410
Stock-based compensation955 1,339 1,994 2,793
Adjusted EBITDA$(3,102) $(731) $(10,286) $(5,665)
Unaudited Depreciation and Amortization included in GAAP Net Loss
(in thousands)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands)
Other cost of revenue$1,692 $1,988 $3,319 $3,896
Sales and marketing120 152 233 304
Research and development536 587 999 1,149
General and administrative32 30 61 61
Total depreciation and amortization$2,380 $2,757 $4,612 $5,410
Unaudited Stock-Based Compensation included in GAAP Net Loss
(in thousands)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands)
Other cost of revenue$21 $44 $42 $93
Sales and marketing186 223 408 513
Research and development369 559 758 1,159
General and administrative379 513 786 1,028
Total stock-based compensation$955 $1,339 $1,994 $2,793
Unaudited Reconciliation from GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Loss
(in thousands)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands)
Net loss$(6,683) $(5,034) $(17,417) $(14,265)
Stock-based compensation955 1,339 1,994 2,793
Non-GAAP net loss$(5,728) $(3,695) $(15,423) $(11,472)
Unaudited Reconciliation from GAAP Net Loss per Basic and Diluted Share to
Non-GAAP Net Loss per Basic and Diluted Share
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Three Months Six Months
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2016 2017 2016 2017
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
Net loss$(6,683) $(5,034) $(17,417) $(14,265)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock6,581,722 6,734,408 6,573,467 6,689,192
Net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock$(1.02) $(0.75) $(2.65) $(2.13)
Non-GAAP net loss$(5,728) $(3,695) $(15,423) $(11,472)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock6,581,722 6,734,408 6,573,467 6,689,192
Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of common stock$(0.87) $(0.55) $(2.35) $(1.72)

MaxPoint Interactive Media Contact: Patrick Foarde Ketchum for MaxPoint patrick.foarde@ketchum.com 404-879-9254 or Investor Relations Contact: Denise Garcia ir@maxpoint.com 800-916-9960

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