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ExactTarget Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

Third Quarter Revenue Increased 35% Year-Over-Year to $74.7 million, Company Raises Full-Year Outlook

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2012-- ExactTarget (NYSE:ET), a global provider of cross-channel interactive marketing software-as-a-service solutions, announced results today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

“ExactTarget's record third quarter revenue of $74.7 million represents 35 percent year-over-year growth and reflects our expanding market leadership and success in helping organizations transform their businesses through digital marketing," said Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget co-founder and chief executive officer. "With our strong revenue growth, two strategic acquisitions in October and record-setting Connections conference, our momentum continues to build, and we are pleased to raise our outlook for full-year 2012."

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

Three Months Ended September 30, 2012:

  • Revenue: $74.7 million, a 35 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011. Non-U.S. revenue was $14.1 million, an 80 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011.
  • Recurring Subscription Revenue: $57.9 million (excludes $1.3 million of revenue related to utilization above the contracted level), a 36 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011.
  • Net (Loss) / Income: $(0.7) million compared to $(22.3) million in the third quarter of 2011. The third quarter of 2011 included tax expense of $14.7 million related to a full valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. Net (Loss) / Income attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2012 was $(0.01) per share on a basic and diluted basis, compared to $(2.55) per share on a basic and diluted basis for the third quarter of 2011.
  • Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income: $2.3 million, or $0.03 per share on a basic basis and diluted basis, after adjusting for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangibles, compared to $(20.1) million, or $(2.30) per share on a basic and diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2011. The third quarter of 2011 included tax expense of $14.7 million related to a full valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.
  • Operating Cash Flow: $6.8 million compared to $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Adjusted EBITDA: $7.7 million compared to $(0.9) million in the third quarter of 2011.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • Completed the acquisition of privately-held business-to-business marketing automation provider Pardot, LLC, expanding ExactTarget's product suite with Pardot's solution to create, deploy and manage online lead nurturing campaigns through integrations with salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, NetSuite and SugarCRM.
  • Completed the acquisition of privately-held Web personalization provider iGoDigital, expanding ExactTarget's product suite with iGoDigital's advanced product recommendations solutions and predictive analytics to power cross-channel personalization and optimization.
  • Unveiled MobilePush, the first enterprise application to integrate push notifications into cross-channel digital marketing with advanced reporting, analytics and cross-channel integration.
  • Announced the expansion of ExactTarget's Fuel platform, enabling developers and technology providers to build upon and integrate with ExactTarget's suite of cross-channel marketing and automation applications.
  • Announced the addition of a French language user interface for ExactTarget's suite of digital marketing products, enabling marketers to access ExactTarget applications in their native language or toggle between English, Brazilian Portuguese, German and French with a simple click.
  • Expanded the company's global footprint with a new office in Paris in October and the announcement of a new office in Stockholm that is expected to open in the fourth quarter 2012.
  • Hosted more than 4,000 of the world's top marketers at Connections 2012. The three-day event featured addresses from Michael J. Fox, illusionist David Blaine and executives from Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare Forrester and others.

Business Outlook:

As of November 8, 2012, ExactTarget is issuing guidance for the fourth quarter 2012 and increasing its outlook for full-year 2012 as follows:

  • Fourth Quarter 2012:
    • Adjusted Revenue: expected to be $79.0 million to $80.0 million. Adjusted Revenue excludes the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting.
    • Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income: expected to be $(12.5) million to $(13.5) million. Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles, and the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting.
    • Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income per Share: expected to be $(0.18) per share to $(0.20) per share on a basic and diluted basis (non-GAAP) assuming weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 68 million shares.
  • Full Year 2012:
    • Adjusted Revenue: expected to be $287.0 million to $288.0 million, an increase over prior guidance of $277.0 million to $280.0 million. Adjusted Revenue excludes the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting.
    • Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income: expected to be $(12.0) million to $(13.0) million, an improvement over previous guidance when incorporating the effect of the previously announced acquisitions. Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangibles, and the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting.
    • Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income per Share: expected to be $(0.22) per share to $(0.24) per share on a basic and diluted basis (non-GAAP), an improvement over previous guidance when incorporating the effect of the previously announced acquisitions. This assumes weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 53 million to 54 million shares.
 

Conference Call Information

What:     ExactTarget Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call
When: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 5 p.m. Eastern
866.713.8565 (Domestic)
617.597.5324 (International)
Webcast:

www.ExactTarget.com/Investor (Live and Replay)

Replay: 888.286.8010, Conference ID 50057326 (Domestic)
617.801.6888, Conference ID 50057326 (International)

NOTE: Audio replay will be available until November 15, 2012

 

About ExactTarget

ExactTarget is a leading global provider of cross-channel interactive marketing software-as-a-service solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to communicate with their customers through email, mobile, social media and websites. ExactTarget’s powerful suite of integrated applications enable marketers to plan, automate, deliver and optimize data-driven interactive marketing and real-time communications to drive customer engagement, increase sales and improve return on marketing investment. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices across North America and in Europe, South America and Australia, ExactTarget trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ET.” For more information, visit www.ExactTarget.com.

Website Information

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes information about non-GAAP, Adjusted Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income per Share. We believe these measures provide important supplemental information regarding our operating performance and are often used by investors and analysts in their evaluation of companies such as ours. In addition, we use Adjusted EBITDA as a key measurement of our operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain non-cash and non-operating items. Adjusted Revenue is calculated as GAAP revenue plus the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Net (Loss) / Income before (1) other (income) expense, which includes interest income, interest expense and other income and expense, (2) income tax expense (benefit), (3) depreciation and amortization of property and equipment, (4) amortization of intangible assets, (5) stock-based compensation, and (6) the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting. Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income is calculated as Net (Loss) / Income before (1) amortization of intangible assets, (2) stock-based compensation, and (3) the impact of adjusting deferred revenue to fair value under purchase accounting. Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income per Share is calculated as Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income divided by weighted average shares outstanding on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Adjusted Revenue, Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income and Adjusted EBITDA reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements about expected financial metrics such as Adjusted Revenue, Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) / Income per Share. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, the company’s results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include - but are not limited to - risks associated with possible fluctuations in the company’s financial and operating performance; attracting and retaining clients; defects or errors in the company’s solutions; unexpected decrease in clients’ use of email; ability to gain customer acceptance of cross-channel marketing; changes in domestic and international data privacy regulations; compromises of the company’s security measures; infrastructure scalability; third-party hardware and software; competition; the company’s ability to hire, retain and motivate employees and manage the company’s domestic and international growth; successful client deployment and utilization of the company’s existing and future solutions; changes in the company’s sales cycle; various financial aspects of the company’s subscription model; unexpected increases in attrition or decreases in new business; the emerging markets in which the company operates; unique aspects of entering or expanding in international markets; litigation related to intellectual property and other matters, and any related claims, negotiations and settlements; unanticipated changes in the company’s effective tax rate; fluctuations in the number of shares we have outstanding and the price of such shares; foreign currency exchange rates; interest rates; and general developments in the economy, financial markets, and credit markets. Further information on these and other factors that could affect the company’s financial results is included in the Registration Statements on Form S-1 we filed earlier in 2012 in connection with our initial public and follow on offerings as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of the company’s website at www.ExactTarget.com/investor.

Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. ExactTarget, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

   

EXACTTARGET, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited; in thousands, except share data)

 
As of As of
September 30, December 31,
2012 2011
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 212,019 $ 60,705
Accounts receivable, net 51,597 43,380
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 17,303   11,186  
Total current assets 280,919 115,271
Property and equipment, net 60,422 54,616
Goodwill 18,279 18,447
Other non-current assets 4,917   4,950  
Total assets $ 364,537   $ 193,284  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 7,607 $ 8,124
Accrued liabilities 15,856 10,725
Accrued compensation and related expenses 13,282 14,167
Current portion of long-term obligations and other 1,446 4,787
Deferred revenue 48,829   39,273  
Total current liabilities 87,020 77,076
Long-term portion of debt 13,333
Other non-current liabilities 5,554   5,134  
Total liabilities $ 92,574   $ 95,543  
Redeemable convertible preferred stock:
Series E, Series F, and Series G redeemable convertible preferred stock at respective redemption value. Authorized 4,912,646 shares; issued and outstanding no shares and 4,912,646 at September 30, 2012, and December 31, 2011, respectively; $ $ 63,000
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.0005 par value. Authorized 300,000,000 shares; Issued and outstanding 67,128,612 and 9,042,346 shares at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively; 34 5
Additional paid in capital 427,128 17,031
Series A, Series B, and Series D preferred stock, at respective issuance date fair value. Authorized 10,000,000 and 18,554,573 shares at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively; issued and outstanding no shares and 18,554,573 at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively; 164,894
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,055 ) (1,051 )
Accumulated deficit (154,144 ) (146,138 )
Total stockholders' equity 271,963   34,741  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 364,537   $ 193,284  
   

EXACTTARGET, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Revenue:    
Subscription $ 59,188 $ 45,187 $ 165,438 $ 122,988
Professional services 15,467     9,936   42,592     24,997  
Total revenue 74,655 55,123 208,030 147,985
Cost of revenue:
Subscription (1,2) 13,492 10,487 38,922 28,489
Professional services (1) 11,235     7,824   33,454     21,106  
Total cost of revenues 24,727     18,311   72,376     49,595  
Gross profit 49,928     36,812   135,654     98,390  
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing (1,2) 26,647 25,637 79,227 68,224
Research and development (1) 13,813 11,760 36,646 30,151
General and administrative (1,2) 10,189     6,901   27,435     18,082  
Total operating expenses 50,649     44,298   143,308     116,457  
Operating loss (721 ) (7,486 ) (7,654 ) (18,067 )
Other expense, net     (94 ) (352 )   (683 )
Loss before taxes (721 ) (7,580 ) (8,006 ) (18,750 )
Income tax expense     14,742       10,540  
Net loss $ (721 )   $ (22,322 ) $ (8,006 )   $ (29,290 )
 
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $ (0.01 ) $ (2.55 ) $ (0.16 ) $ (3.38 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
- basic and diluted 66,337,436 8,766,854 49,072,974 8,664,639
 

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

   
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Cost of revenue - subscription $ 59   $ 104 $ 264   $ 271
Cost of revenue - professional services 260 201 727 527
Sales and marketing 754 644 2,302 1,644
Research and development 486 337 1,266 1,010
General and administrative 1,212     644   3,165     1,490
Total stock-based compensation $ 2,771     $ 1,930   $ 7,724     $ 4,942
 

(2) Includes intangible asset amortization expense as follows:

   
 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Cost of revenue - subscription $ 75   $ 75 $ 225   $ 225
Sales and marketing 118 95 382 239
General and administrative 76     102   288     368
Total intangible amortization expense $ 269     $ 272   $ 895     $ 832
   

EXACTTARGET, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited; in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net loss $ (721 ) $ (22,322 ) $ (8,006 ) $ (29,290 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,616 4,632 16,115 12,233
Lease incentives received from lessor 134 273
Provision for doubtful accounts 344 (88 ) 1,577 650
Stock-based compensation 2,771 1,930 7,724 4,942
Change in deferred taxes 14,743 10,540
Other 4 38 76
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (9,589 ) (7,855 ) (9,443 ) (8,739 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (3,704 ) (2,427 ) (6,254 ) (4,601 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 6,172 7,466 4,419 9,621
Accrued compensation and related expenses 1,018 2,760 (912 ) 3,160
Deferred revenue 4,888     3,575   9,358     2,975  
Net cash provided by operating activities 6,795     2,418   14,750     1,840  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Business combination (2,710 ) (806 ) (2,710 )
Purchases of property and equipment (10,425 )   (14,289 ) (19,544 )   (28,033 )
Net cash used in investing activities (10,425 )   (16,999 ) (20,350 )   (30,743 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayments on capital leases (199 ) (302 ) (587 ) (627 )
Net proceeds (payments) on term loan and revolving line of credit 9,189 (16,667 ) 7,523
Proceeds from issuance of common stock from option exercises 3,981 115 4,801 186
Payments of contingent consideration (456 ) (1,394 )
Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock, net of issuance costs 29,962
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs       169,709      
Net cash provided by financing activities 3,782 9,002 156,800 35,650
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 312     (202 ) 114     (1 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 464 (5,781 ) 151,314 6,746
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 211,555     35,331   60,705     22,804  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 212,019     $ 29,550   $ 212,019     $ 29,550  
 

EXACTTARGET, INC.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Net loss $ (721 )   $ (22,322 ) $ (8,006 )   $ (29,290 )
Stock-based compensation 2,771 1,930 7,724 4,942
Amortization of intangible assets 269     272   895     832  
Adjusted net (loss) / income 2,319 (20,120 ) 613 (23,516 )
 
Income tax expense 14,742 10,540
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 5,347 4,360 15,220 11,401
Other expense, net     (94 ) (352 )   (683 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 7,666     $ (924 ) $ 16,185     $ (892 )
 
Adjusted net (loss) / income per share - basic $ 0.03 $ (2.30 ) $ 0.01 $ (2.71 )
Adjusted net (loss) / income per share - diluted $ 0.03 $ (2.30 ) $ 0.01 $ (2.71 )
Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing per share amounts - basic 66,337,436 8,766,854 49,072,974 8,664,639
Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing per share amounts - diluted 71,462,770 8,766,854 68,440,521 8,664,639

Source: ExactTarget

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